Archinect - News 2015-01-25T05:15:48-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/119069722/editor-s-picks-402 Editor's Picks #402 Nam Henderson 2015-01-24T20:42:00-05:00 >2015-01-24T21:59:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f1/f1ddke0646ev8nae.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;penned an essay on <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/117976955/white-space-the-architecture-of-the-art-fair" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">White Space: The Architecture of the Art Fair</a>, "<em>the so-called photographic-seamless</em>" and "<em>The aura of art works</em>".</p><p>&nbsp;His conclusion &nbsp;"<em>Art exists now in a strange truce, in which an object is used as the establishing point for a market as much as the market is used as the establishing mechanism of the object</em>".</p><p><strong>Olaf Design Ninja_</strong> &nbsp;thought it was a "<em>hefty piece</em>" and posed the question "<em>so now that the containers of art became art, the architecture, the art has moved on?</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jy/jynqyrbwqi8gjof1.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;featured <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/117968112/upstarts-four-o-nine-architecture-and-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andrei Zerebecky (left) and Lukasz Kos of Shanghai-based architectural firm Four O Nine</a>, for the latest edition of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/11336/upstarts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UpStarts</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u3/u3cfkq7lzb34ppds.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>CurbedLA <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118346265/thom-mayne-razing-ray-bradbury-s-house-to-build-his-own" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reported</a> that Ray Bradbury&rsquo;s home was demolished by architect Thom Mayne.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/22610164/eric-chavkin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eric Chavkin</a>&nbsp;was a "<em>friend and client</em>" of Bradbury and sorry to see the "<em>house go</em>".</p><p>For his part, <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;believed "<em>Three underground levels is pretty curious and strong....Going down three floors in Los Angeles is unusual and very artistic concept....</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119039951/frank-lloyd-wright-s-hollyhock-house-to-reopen-once-again-in-february Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House to reopen once again in February Justine Testado 2015-01-23T14:22:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T16:46:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/83/83wyyvc3mjsqg0vf.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In the heart of Hollywood's Barnsdall Park, Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House will officially reopen on February 13, as recently announced by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell, and the Barnsdall Park Art Foundation. This isn't the first time the iconic house has been restored, but the latest renovation focused on bringing back the house, and all its decorative details, to its original early 20th century state. The conservation effort took place from 2008 to 2014 and cost $4,359,000.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ij/ij8bvobem7qdre3q.jpg"></p><p>The Hollyhock House was Frank Lloyd Wright's first residence in Los Angeles. Pennsylvanian oil heiress and arts enthusiast Aline Barnsdall commissioned Wright to build the house -- which was named after her favorite flower -- as her own venue for producing avant-garde plays. It later became a performing arts complex including Barnsdall's private residence. Construction began in 1919 but came to a halt in 1921 when Barnsdall fired Wright, primarily due to costs.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/59/59e4ix3plz5f1fpl.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jy/jybvp9ywes8tbyvu.jpg"></p><p>Nonetheless, the hou...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118985363/megataaaall-shanghai-tower-enters-final-construction-phase Megataaaall Shanghai Tower enters final construction phase Justine Testado 2015-01-22T20:44:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T21:00:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/16/16f6ltql79g4jx4p.jpg" width="514" height="1086" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Shanghai Tower is projected to be the one megatall tower to be completed this year, according to The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118200781/2014-was-the-tallest-year-by-far-for-skyscrapers-ctbuh-finds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>2014 Tall Building Data Research Report</em></a>. Designed by 2DEFINE Architecture/Gensler, the 632-meter structure recently began its final construction phase.</p><p>The approximately US$4.2 billion Shanghai Tower will complete a majestic -- if not overwhelming -- trio of supertall buildings in the Lujiazui neighborhood of Shanghai's developing commercial district Pudong. The adjacent Jin Mao Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Center represent "China's past" and "China's present", respectively, whereas the Shanghai Tower will symbolize "China's future."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l4/l4tkgdu4dyk0b83u.jpg"></p><p>The tower's final phase is focused on constructing the buildings interior, which includes the first several floors and the top floors, said Chief Architect and&nbsp;2DEFINE Architecture founder Marshall Strabala in a statement. It will have 121 stories above ground and 5 stories beneath, and a total ar...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118960418/give-frank-gehry-back-his-east-river-project-in-nyc Give Frank Gehry Back His East River Project in NYC Diane Pham 2015-01-22T20:13:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:38:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ub/ubjtddv7b3qbod13.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Why not ask Howard Hughes to abandon its current plan and do something really wonderful and revive the Guggenheim plan for Gehry&rsquo;s gargantuan palace of titanium ribbons? The residential conversion of so many major office buildings is going, eventually, to create a need for new office buildings. Gehry&rsquo;s plan could be enlarged gracefully to accommodate both offices and condominiums and rebalance the famous Lower Manhattan skyline...</p></em><br /><br /><p>Does Gehry still the chops to revive Lower Manhattan? One former <em>New York Times </em>architecture critic, Carter B. Horsley, proposes bringing Gehry's aborted idea for South Street Seaport back to life. The plan would replace SHoP Architect's recently scaled-back design for the waterfront site.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118968488/david-chipperfield-pledges-to-carefully-optimize-mies-van-der-rohe-s-neue-nationalgalerie David Chipperfield pledges to carefully "optimize" Mies van der Rohe's Neue Nationalgalerie Alexander Walter 2015-01-22T14:56:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T21:55:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yk/yk4gpf48z10wjudb.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The restoration of the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin will cost an estimated &euro;101m [...]. This masterpiece by the architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, which opened in 1968, was closed in early January. David Chipperfield Architects has been entrusted with the refurbishment project, having found international acclaim for its work on rebuilding the Neues Museum on Museum Island in Berlin. The British architect pledged to &ldquo;keep as much Mies as possible&rdquo; at a symposium in late November.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/118903791/albert-speer-talks-about-the-qatar-world-cup-and-the-search-for-sustainability Albert Speer talks about the Qatar World Cup and the search for sustainability Alexander Walter 2015-01-21T18:33:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T13:34:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aj/aja6n4tr1kipa1mu.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Does it make sense for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup? German architect Albert Speer, whose office is in charge of the project, says yes -- and is doing all he can to ensure sustainability. In a SPIEGEL interview, he says how.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/49931535/desert-sands-soccer-sustainability-and-symbolic-capital" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Desert sands, soccer, sustainability and "symbolic capital"...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118891722/55-hudson-yards-breaks-ground-in-manhattan 55 Hudson Yards breaks ground in Manhattan Alexander Walter 2015-01-21T14:47:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:26:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0y/0yo3cfu9pl9xn181.jpg" width="514" height="886" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mitsui Fudosan Co. (8801), Japan&rsquo;s biggest developer, is building an office tower on Manhattan&rsquo;s far west side at a cost of about $1.4 billion [...]. Construction has started on the skyscraper in New York&rsquo;s Hudson Yards development zone in partnership with Related Cos., the area&rsquo;s principal developer, and Canadian pension investor Oxford Properties. [...] The project, known as 55 Hudson Yards, is at the north end of the site, at the southeast corner of 34th Street and 11th Avenue.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/53803/hudson-yards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More Hudson Yards coverage on Archinect</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118889309/can-of-ham-skyscraper-coming-to-london-after-all 'Can of Ham' skyscraper coming to London after all Alexander Walter 2015-01-21T14:03:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T18:26:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ke/kev1wkx5jb1gcjdz.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mace has been appointed to a pre-construction deal to build the much delayed &lsquo;Can of Ham&rsquo; project at 60-70 St Mary Axe, Construction News can reveal. [...] The project was granted planning approval by the City of London in the summer of 2008 but immediately hit delays as the global financial crisis took hold [...]. The Foggo Associates-designed project will join a cluster of iconic towers in the centre of the City, including neighbouring 30 St Mary Axe, commonly known as the Gherkin.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/78335/can-of-ham" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118886896/helmut-jahn-chats-about-his-latest-nyc-tower-50-west Helmut Jahn chats about his latest NYC tower, 50 West Alexander Walter 2015-01-21T13:24:00-05:00 >2015-01-21T13:24:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lj/ljau6sk63qa8yon2.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The idea is always that a building like this in a particular light merges with the sky. The building is on a very small site, and has a very small footprint. There was a requirement from a planning point of view, which we fully supported and were actually happy about, that we had to provide a plaza on the ground floor. And that&rsquo;s actually why the building toward the base, it pulls in its belly and it slopes so that the urban space is adequate and a required size.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/118824259/the-vipp-shelter-joins-the-industrial-chic-prefab-housing-market The VIPP Shelter joins the industrial-chic prefab housing market Justine Testado 2015-01-20T18:28:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T18:16:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i1/i1c9lj7lsm5pwveb.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Not long after <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112805150/muji-s-prefab-vertical-house-now-available-for-japanese-residences" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Muji's Vertical House</a> and Philippe Starck + Riko's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111358122/philippe-starck-riko-realizes-first-prototype-of-custom-eco-prefab-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eco-prefab house</a>, Danish lifestyle brand <a href="http://www.vipp.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">VIPP</a>&nbsp;&mdash; who is best known for their bins and kitchenware&nbsp;&mdash; recently launched their own industrial-chic prefab known as the VIPP Shelter. The VIPP Shelter is a 55 m2, galvanized steel "container house" designed as a getaway retreat that complements VIPP's houseware products inside and various remote natural landscapes.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kb/kbx67ac5bt5ll81n.jpg"></p><p>The two-story prefab structure is delivered in two containers and assembled on site in a matter of days. The house can accommodate up to four people, and is also equipped with furniture, lighting, tables, towels, and bed linens. It also has electrical floor heating and a centrally located fireplace. VIPP Shelter prices start at $585,000 (&euro;485,000) with a delivery time of six months plus freight + installation.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wa/waeglqkajfglvk9l.jpg"></p><p>Another feature of the VIPP Shelter is&nbsp;Architectural Solutions' PanoramAH! Series 38 sliding windows on two of the house's four sides on the main level. One si...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118812138/uncertain-future-for-sou-fujimoto-s-taiwan-tower Uncertain future for Sou Fujimoto's Taiwan Tower Alexander Walter 2015-01-20T14:11:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T21:44:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/14/14i71nulqmqnqwhf.jpg" width="514" height="574" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Greater Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung (&#26519;&#20339;&#40845;) has temporarily pulled the plug on the ambitious Taiwan Tower project, citing concerns over safety and its costs, which have ballooned from NT$8 billion (US$253.5 million) to NT$15 billion. [...] Designed by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto, who won an international competition in 2011 to draw up plans for the building, Taiwan Tower&rsquo;s ornate steel structure was inspired by the trunk of a banyan tree.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/118747065/rem-koolhaas-and-dasha-zhukova-share-what-s-in-store-for-the-new-garage-museum Rem Koolhaas and Dasha Zhukova share what's in store for the new Garage Museum Justine Testado 2015-01-19T18:09:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T00:12:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lo/lozaj9mmheo8yamu.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In The Wall Street Journal Magazine's upcoming February issue, writer Tony Perrottet tells the history and potential of the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and its location in Moscow's Gorky Park, as he visits the site to meet with&nbsp;art philanthropist Dasha Zhukova and Rem Koolhaas. Founded by Zhukova in 2008, the Garage will move from its current location in a Shigeru Ban-designed pavilion to the former Soviet-era Vremena Goda that Koolhaas is converting into the new 58,000 sq.foot Garage Museum, set to open this June. Zhukova invested in the renovation project aiming to connect Moscow to the international art scene.</p><p>In conversation, Zhukova talks about the interests and knowledge of global culture in Moscow's youth, and their influence in shaping the Garage. Koolhaas talks about his design approach in restoring the decaying Vremena Goda amidst current museum-design trends. He also looks back to the time he spent in the U.S.S.R during the 1960s.</p><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109328884/garage-museum-teaches-an-old-building-new-tricks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Garage Museum Teaches an Old...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118733414/george-lucas-open-to-moving-his-museum-to-los-angeles-if-chicago-isn-t-working-out George Lucas open to moving his museum to Los Angeles if Chicago isn't working out Alexander Walter 2015-01-19T13:42:00-05:00 >2015-01-19T17:51:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lq/lqvd5benki7qbqyi.jpg" width="514" height="249" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>George Lucas said Friday that complications in his plan to build his Lucas Museum of Narrative Art on the Chicago lakefront may put Los Angeles back in the running. Last summer, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti made a vigorous push to get the "Star Wars" creator to choose L.A., but the city lost out to Chicago. "We still have to get through some lawsuits and things in Chicago [...] But it's still a possibility that Chicago will be unable to do it," Lucas said.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/480355/lucas-museum-of-narrative-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118733118/as-manhattan-grows-supertaller-its-shadows-are-getting-superlonger As Manhattan grows supertaller, its shadows are getting superlonger Alexander Walter 2015-01-19T13:11:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T00:05:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ky/kymi2w83510p9oma.jpg" width="514" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>But all New Yorkers are losing familiar vistas, and some are losing light and air, as supertall buildings sprout like beanstalks in midtown Manhattan. There are a dozen such &ldquo;supertalls&rdquo; &ndash; buildings of 1,000 feet or higher &ndash; in the construction or planning stages. And the buildings are not, as in Dubai or Shanghai&rsquo;s Pudong district, being constructed where nothing else had stood. They are, instead, crowding into already dense neighbourhoods where light and air are at a premium [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98843123/welcome-to-the-permanent-dusk-sunlight-in-cities-is-an-endangered-species" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Welcome to the permanent dusk: Sunlight in cities is an endangered species</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118506903/urban-omnibus-travels-the-brooklyn-queens-divide Urban Omnibus travels the Brooklyn-Queens Divide Alexander Walter 2015-01-16T14:57:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T00:05:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/14/1442699b1c27aa5cfe9cf849854880e6.jpg" width="514" height="393" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As a researcher interested in the intersection of urban form and place, Joseph Heathcott set out to explore how one of New York&rsquo;s borders shapes the lived experience and physical environment of its surroundings. Through historical research, photography, and deep observation, he traces the city&rsquo;s only major internal land boundary &mdash; the Brooklyn-Queens border &mdash; and draws out the social and spatial conditions of this largely invisible urban seam.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/118506093/work-at-manhattan-s-432-park-ave-tower-ordered-to-stop-after-pipe-falls-from-81st-floor Work at Manhattan's 432 Park Ave tower ordered to stop after pipe falls from 81st floor Alexander Walter 2015-01-16T14:37:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T00:05:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3c/3ck5m1vnq04n6kan.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Work was halted on a luxury-condominium tower in midtown Manhattan after an 8-foot piece of guardrail from a construction elevator fell from the 81st floor to the street below. The New York City Department of Buildings ordered all work stopped at 432 Park Ave., the 1,397-foot tower being built by Harry Macklowe and CIM Group [...]. The building, slated for completion this year, is one of the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere, according to the property's website.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/118502879/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-architect-sure-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Architect Sure!" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-01-16T14:10:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T20:51:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t5/t5ziibutqk92qunb.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip: </strong>use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/architect-sure/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Architect Sure!</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/29/29tw27belclalvsp.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/117902281/casa-datri-dasa/117971324" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">casa DATRI &amp; DASA</a> in&nbsp;Amanali, Tepeji del Rio, Mexico by <a href="http://archinect.com/mavarq" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">[mavarq]</a>; Photo: Jaime Navarro</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cg/cg8dxchnj8xkewza.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/9294/united-states-courthouse-salt-lake-city/118361547" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">United States Courthouse</a> in Salt Lake City, UT by <a href="http://archinect.com/tphifer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Phifer and Partners</a>; Photo: Scott Frances</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5f/5fzs2fl3tqisprpp.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/704/stadthaus-m1-green-city-hotel/117862859" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stadthaus M1 - Green City Hotel</a> in&nbsp;Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/704/barkow-leibinger" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barkow Leibinger</a>; Photo &copy; Zooey Braun</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yv/yvlinvgzzbijorx2.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/24024/the-green-pulse-sk-yee-healthy-life-centre/116084153" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Green Pulse - SK Yee Healthy Life Centre</a> in Hong Kong by <a href="http://archinect.com/rlphongkong" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ronald Lu &amp; Partners</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y7/y7ejo7d3doabd5oa.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/oza-architects/project/barn-renovation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barn Renovation</a> in Sagaponack, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/oza-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OZA Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/78/78zrs5nbhjzlqtfz.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/102548/3-1-phillip-lim-seoul/1305546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3.1 phillip lim</a> in Seoul, South Korea by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/102548/leong-leong" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LEONG LEONG</a>; Photo: Iwan Baan</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xa/xawiwjmrtd23818p.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/100906592/verbouwing-tuindorp/116238334" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Verbouwing Tuindorp</a> in Utrecht, the Netherlands by <a href="http://archinect.com/bytrarchitecten" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BYTR Architecten</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sf/sf6eqhv1yetiz097.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/3360816/torre-espacio/116342636" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Torre Espacio</a> in Madrid, Spain by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/3360816/pei-cobb-freed-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pei Cobb Freed &amp; ...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118490837/take-a-drone-tour-of-nyc-s-hearst-tower-with-norman-foster Take a Drone Tour of NYC's Hearst Tower with Norman Foster Diane Pham 2015-01-16T11:46:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:54:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wj/wjdhx5tjlnggg0cy.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 2006, the doors of the Hearst Tower were swung open for business. The design of starchitect Norman Foster, the building was one of the most cutting-edge of its time, lauded for its diagrid form, its green construction, and the then-radical approach of marrying the old with the new... Now, a decade later, Foster has returned to the Hearst Tower to mark its anniversary and reflect on his creation.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/118443491/more-details-on-the-museum-of-fine-arts-houston-campus-expansion More details on the Museum of Fine Arts Houston campus expansion Justine Testado 2015-01-16T10:11:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:54:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qr/qr5r0slu0kcxgroz.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118277129/museum-of-fine-arts-houston-unveils-its-steven-holl-designed-450m-expansion-plan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Earlier this week</a>, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston revealed the design of its upcoming $450 million Fayez S. Sarofim Campus. As a milestone in the institution's 90-year history, the 14-acre redevelopment will transform the MFAH and its surrounding neighborhood the city's effort to improve the pedestrian experience. The redevelopment will be integrated among historical buildings created by William Ward Watkin, Mies van der Rohe, and Rafael Moneo, and an Isamu Noguchi-designed sculpture garden.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1m/1m3lsxs03zel7ey6.jpg"></p><p>The 14-acre expansion will consist of three new buildings. Steven Holl Architects will design the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building for 20th and 21st-century art as well as the new Glassell School of Art. Lake|Flato Architects will design the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation Center for Conservation. A landscape architect is yet to be appointed.</p><p>Check out some details on each building below:</p><p><strong>The Nancy and Rich Kinder Building:</strong> A 3-story building to house the Museum's vast collection of 20th and 21st-...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118449910/norm-s-coffee-shop-an-la-googie-icon-is-temporarily-saved-from-demolition Norm's Coffee Shop, an LA Googie icon, is temporarily saved from demolition Archinect 2015-01-15T21:05:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:54:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b7/b77e125e04f1f620d84c7ccf18fbde41.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At a hearing earlier today, Los Angeles&rsquo; Culture Heritage Commission voted to consider granting Historic-Cultural Monument status to Norms Coffee Shop on La Cienega. This would protect the iconic building in the Googie modern style until a final decision is made by the commission. According to the Los Angeles Conservancy, the new owners of Norms were issued a demolition permit on January 5, triggering a wave of outrage from architectural preservationists.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/118442689/moments-in-fast-food-urbanism-first-taco-bell-may-be-demolished Moments in Fast Food Urbanism: First Taco Bell may be demolished Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-01-15T19:20:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:54:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f7/f74tndob5fbwgjqd.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The building that housed the world&rsquo;s first Taco Bell is under &ldquo;imminent threat of demolition,&rdquo; according to the Downey Conservancy [...] Although Downey is more famously recognized as the site of the oldest operating location for [McDonald's], it is Taco Bell that built its very first location within the city. [...] &ldquo;The [Conservancy] recognizes that the building&rsquo;s current location may not be the best for its future and, as such, is also looking at opportunities to relocate"</p></em><br /><br /><p>Why does this matter? Not because Taco Bell is inherently newsworthy, but because fast food spots are arguably Downey's local urbanism icons. The city in southeast Los Angeles County is known for its Googie fast-food joints, historic McDonald's and drive-ins (as well as the birthplace of the Apollo space program) &ndash; so the Taco Bell is in good company. While not as iconic as a Googie structure, the Taco Bell is still emblematic of Downey's postwar California urban planning, awash in asphalt oceans where cars were king. Perhaps the chain's success in peddling drive-in fast food around the world may actually have perpetuated that kind of urbanism.</p><p>The building is currently vacant, leading Downey Conservancy to take up the preservation case, planning to possibly relocate it to &ldquo;another site within the city&rdquo;. Taco Bell has even joined the cause, despite not even being the building&rsquo;s most recent tenant, with the hashtag #SaveTacoBell. I wonder if <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114040210/saving-buildings-with-social-media-or-not" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexandra Lange</a> is tracking this.</p><p>Meanwhile,...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118430634/toshiko-mori-designs-pro-bono-a-new-artists-residency-in-senegal Toshiko Mori designs pro-bono a new artists' residency in Senegal Justine Testado 2015-01-15T15:45:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:51:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6u/6u7qlsn63gch4gui.jpg" width="514" height="250" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The rural village of Sinthian in southeastern Senegal is home to the THREAD arts center, a new artists' residency and cultural community space set to open this March. The idea for the arts center originated from the long-term efforts of doctor and local Sinthian leader, Magueye Ba, who spearheaded the project with environmental sustainability expert Moussa Sene and The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. The project has already gained deserved recognition with a selection for the 2014 Venice Biennale and an AIANY award.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z1/z1v0tvfc94hy706o.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vz/vz1i1amkoacuzbvt.jpg"></p><p>Designed pro-bono by New York-based Toshiko Mori Architect, the art center's design incorporates local materials and building customs. While local masons and villagers provided their expertise on working with bamboo, brick, and thatch, Mori rendered those materials into a contemporary geometric design that complements its surrounding flat landscape. The structure's most notable feature is its inverted roof that can collect and retain rainwater to provide for 40% of the ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118430633/work-finally-resumes-at-brooklyn-s-modular-prefab-tower Work finally resumes at Brooklyn's modular prefab tower Alexander Walter 2015-01-15T15:02:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:49:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ab/abrp42xwo29tm563.jpg" width="514" height="328" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The world&rsquo;s tallest proposed modular tower may actually reach its full potential. Developer Bruce Ratner has finally resumed work on his 32-story residential building next to the Barclays Center after a five-month hiatus stemming from a dispute with construction giant Skanska over the pre-fabricated design. As a result of that legal fight, Ratner gained control of Skanska&rsquo;s factory in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where modules for the proposed tallest modular tower were made.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98217703/lego-high-rise-world-s-tallest-modular-apartment-tower-getting-snapped-together-in-brooklyn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lego High-Rise: World's Tallest Modular Apartment Tower Getting Snapped Together In Brooklyn</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/62343787/atlantic-yards-will-be-getting-32-story-shop-designed-modular-tower-after-all" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atlantic Yards Will Be Getting 32-Story, SHoP-designed Modular Tower After All</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/118429026/cheesegrater-skyscraper-loses-another-bolt-the-third-one-in-three-months Cheesegrater skyscraper loses another bolt – the third one in three months Alexander Walter 2015-01-15T14:36:00-05:00 >2015-01-15T17:33:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/co/cosqmii955t0yp2f.jpg" width="514" height="684" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The owners of the 222-metre (734ft) &ldquo;Cheesegrater&rdquo; building, the second tallest building in the City of London, are to replace dozens of long bolts on its structure after it was revealed that another one had fractured. The bolts, among 3,000 on the building&rsquo;s 15,000-tonne frame, are each just under a metre long. Two snapped in November, with some debris falling to the ground from the fifth floor. Nobody was hurt, but an area below the tower is still cordoned off.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113034177/bolt-part-falls-off-cheesegrater-skyscraper-in-the-city-of-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bolt part falls off Cheesegrater skyscraper in the City of London</a></p><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117664390/another-big-concrete-panel-falls-off-zaha-hadid-designed-library" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Another big concrete panel falls off Zaha Hadid-designed library</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118428219/111-west-57th-street-the-world-s-skinniest-tower-will-also-be-the-hemisphere-s-tallest-residential-building 111 West 57th Street: The World’s Skinniest Tower Will Also Be the Hemisphere’s Tallest Residential Building aa6sqft 2015-01-15T14:19:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:47:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2m/2mzrkvu09mptrb1r.jpg" width="514" height="236" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>That&rsquo;s a lot of accolades for one building, but the SHoP Architects-designed tower at 111 West 57th Street is looking to sweep the supertall competition. Originally planned to rise 1,397 feet, the tower will now soar to 1,421 feet, surpassing 432 Park Avenue (the current tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere) by 24 feet, according to city records uncovered by Crain&rsquo;s. It will also retain its title as the world&rsquo;s slenderest tower.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/118427416/boston-s-tallest-new-skyscraper-in-40-years-breaking-ground-today Boston’s tallest new skyscraper in 40 years breaking ground today Alexander Walter 2015-01-15T14:11:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:47:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/88/88cb418d749499a4108fad0c72ffad03.jpg" width="514" height="299" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On Wednesday, developer Richard L. Friedman will formally kick off construction of the tallest skyscraper to be built in Boston in 40 years &mdash; a 700-foot tower at 1 Dalton St. that will include the city&rsquo;s second Four Seasons Hotel and some of its most expensive condominiums. [...] The skyscraper at One Dalton is being designed by Hancock Tower architect Harry N. Cobb, of Pei Cobb Freed &amp; Partners, in collaboration with Gary Johnson of Cambridge Seven Associates Inc.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/118368797/jean-nouvel-boycotts-opening-of-his-philharmonie-de-paris Jean Nouvel boycotts opening of his Philharmonie de Paris Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-01-14T20:03:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:47:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4i/4ioerl2q623mucnd.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hours before the official inauguration of the Philharmonie de Paris concert hall on Wednesday, its architect, Jean Nouvel, declared his intention to boycott the gala because he said the towering, 386 million euro (about $455 million) building is not ready to open. [...] Mr. Nouvel wrote a column that appeared on the website of the French daily Le Monde denouncing the &ldquo;contempt&rdquo; of the concert hall managers for &ldquo;the architecture, the work of the architect and the architect.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Construction escalated in the days preceding the opening but large parts of the Philharmonie are still not complete, including the restaurant and exhibition space. The inaugural concert will feature the Orchestre de Paris, with dignitaries and French president Fran&ccedil;ois Hollande among the&nbsp;attendees, and&nbsp;"will be dedicated to the victims of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack and related killings."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118294015/som-wins-sixth-aia-twenty-five-year-award-with-the-exchange-house SOM wins sixth AIA Twenty-Five Year Award with the Exchange House Justine Testado 2015-01-14T14:03:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:28:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8b/8b3ikwfj1cz34q32.jpg" width="514" height="404" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill can update their track record of AIA awards with the recent win of their sixth AIA Twenty-Five Year Award for the Exchange House at the Broadgate development in central London. Since 1969, the AIA bestows its sought-after Twenty-Five Year Award to a completed building that has continued to convey architectural design excellence and perseverance over the past 25-35 years.</p><p>Completed in 1990 following London's financial boom, the Broadgate Exchange House was the capstone of the Broadgate development and was built over the most complex location over the train tracks of the Liverpool Street Station. The 2015 AIA Twenty-Five Year Award jury awarded SOM for their simple and efficient structural solution that enabled the Exchange House to be realized over the challenging and historically rich site.</p><p>More info about the design below from SOM:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g8/g8gugm2fk2myjc3j.jpg"></p><p>"The structural and architectural solutions of Exchange House embrace the constraints of the site and uses them to fuel a soluti...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118347874/foster-partners-designed-expansion-of-the-norton-museum-of-art-has-already-raised-half-of-its-funds Foster + Partners-designed expansion of the Norton Museum of Art has already raised half of its funds Alexander Walter 2015-01-14T13:20:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:27:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/27/27ffdb6be1f995c97d22d8ed81acd3d4.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida, prepares to break ground on its Foster + Partners&mdash;designed expansion in 2016, the institution has launched the second phase of its capital campaign, which has already raised nearly $34 million, more than half of the museum's $60 million goal. [...] "Foster + Partners' plan pays homage to the Museum's past by restoring the clarity and symmetry of the original building, but also looks to its future as a leading museum in Florida" [...]</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/118346265/thom-mayne-razing-ray-bradbury-s-house-to-build-his-own Thom Mayne razing Ray Bradbury's house to build his own Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-01-14T13:11:00-05:00 >2015-01-24T18:41:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0f/0fa437243d061ad807295e5941435e5f.jpg" width="200" height="150" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Ray Bradbury's] Cheviot Hills house ... hit the market last May, and sold in a little over a month for $1.765 million [...] the buyers were Pritzker-Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne, of the firm Morphosis, and his wife, Blythe Alison-Mayne. [...] the new property owner's plan is to demolish Bradbury's house to put in a new house with three underground levels&mdash;one of which will hold a swimming pool&mdash;and two stories above ground.</p></em><br /><br /><p>CurbedLA also points out that, according to <a href="http://morphopedia.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morphopedia</a>, this will be Mayne's first residential project in LA in more than ten years.</p><p>More photos via <a href="http://file770.com/?p=20397?michpun" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">File 770</a>.</p>