Archinect - News 2014-10-20T20:57:35-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/111571011/rescuing-washington-s-skyline Rescuing Washington's Skyline Jack Waterman 2014-10-20T17:10:00-04:00 >2014-10-20T19:43:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fn/fnt6x83i27wxsw9c.jpg" width="300" height="258" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Clinging to antiquated urban notions, the District&rsquo;s building height regulations imagine a skyline filled with spires, domes and minarets.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The debate over the Capital's skyline should not pit preservationists against contemporary designers. In fact, regulations that take advantage of the rooftop space would contribute to the monumental character of the city.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111708964/james-corner-field-operations-will-design-a-new-waterfront-park-in-brooklyn James Corner Field Operations Will Design a New Waterfront Park in Brooklyn Diane Pham 2014-10-20T14:43:00-04:00 >2014-10-20T14:43:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n9/n9jxnrr6eng1l2sz.jpg" width="514" height="242" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Renderings for the waterfront park to be built alongside the massive housing development Greenpoint Landing have been released. Flooding from Hurricane Sandy ravaged the area only a few years back, so it comes as no surprise that locals were concerned with how developers would protect the area from future storms. James Corner Field Operations was chosen to address the problem, and the result is a resilient design that manages to enhance the structural integrity and aesthetic appeal of the existing riverfront.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111655995/the-portland-building-architect-michael-graves-fiercely-defends-his-controversial-creation-against-demolition The Portland Building: Architect Michael Graves fiercely defends his controversial creation against demolition Archinect 2014-10-19T17:22:00-04:00 >2014-10-20T20:37:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c5/c5f3f52a19d5d26f19a1552d3e88c3d4.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Graves came out swinging. "I saw some people outside selling tomatoes," he said. "I have no idea what that meant." He complained about his treatment in the local news media: "350 buildings, and I don't have this treatment anywhere else. . . Usually when I revisit buildings, it's to get the keys to the city. Here, there are tomatoes for sale."</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/111492372/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-stairs-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Stairs" Pinterest Board Archinect 2014-10-17T14:51:00-04:00 >2014-10-18T14:07:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yu/yuay5zc5rsvwpihf.jpg" width="514" height="428" 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://www.pinterest.com/archinect/stairs/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Stairs</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mi/micqjp1fu2e7k3m8.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/111113741/the-three-cusps-chalet/111160273" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Three Cusps Chalet</a> in Braga, Portugal by <a href="http://archinect.com/tiagodovalearqtos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tiago do Vale Arquitectos</a>; Photo: Jo&atilde;o Morgado</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rr/rr3u2ulc69spoyf4.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/i_d-a/project/a-detached-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Detached House</a> in Darmstadt, Germany by <a href="http://archinect.com/i_d-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in_design architektur</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zc/zcxtrzlwn95j8vhu.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/turett/project/greenwich-street-penthouse-loft-renovation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Greenwich Street Penthouse Loft Renovation</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/turett" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turett Collaborative Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rx/rxqtif1foua23n8j.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/104481830/humphrey-park/104943636" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Humphrey Park</a> in Portland, OR by <a href="http://archinect.com/wdp-pdx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Weedman Design Partners</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eh/eh2kbdic3rhplc9u.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/edmondslee/project/oriental-warehouse-loft" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oriental Warehouse Loft</a> in San Francisco, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/edmondslee" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EDMONDS + LEE ARCHITECTS</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o2/o2t5ibnkk8j6cy38.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/54428815/sinjinmal-building/101964722" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sinjinmal Building</a> in Incheon, South Korea by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/54428815/studio_gaon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">studio_GAON</a>; Photo: Youngchae Park</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g5/g5k771s0fkb4e4z0.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/104784449/office-house-luna/104865674" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Office + House Luna</a> in Buenos Aires, Argentina by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/104784449/hitzig-militello-arquitectos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hitzig Militello arquitectos</a>; Photo: Federico Kulekdjian</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7k/7kz9u66x3bamge07.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/jameswagmanarchitect/project/loft-east-village2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">East Village Loft</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/jameswagmanarchitect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">James Wagman Architect...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111447380/editor-s-picks-389 Editor's Picks #389 Nam Henderson 2014-10-17T14:02:00-04:00 >2014-10-17T19:52:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d8/d8akf0ogz18iqsia.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/SeanS" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sean Smith</a>&nbsp;completed the third (and final?) in a series of articles about the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/494990/the-life-of-a-new-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Life of a New Architect</a>,&nbsp;in which <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/110891470/the-life-of-a-new-architect-jim-bogle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jim Bogle</a> reflected on the best part of the of actually working in architecture</p><p>&nbsp;"<em>That's an easy one: meeting a deadline. Meeting a deadline is like taking a bite out of your favorite food after staring at it for 10 hours</em>".</p><p>Plus, for the latest installment &nbsp;of <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Working out of the Box</a>&nbsp;</strong>Archinect talked with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/110815880/working-out-of-the-box-linda-bennett-architect-turned-jewellery-designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Linda Bennett, co-founder of </a><a href="http://architactcollective.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architact Collective</a>.&nbsp;Therein she explains "<em>What I took away from architecture school flowed immediately into the architecture industry before expanding, evolving and flowing into my current career as a jeweler&hellip;.Moving on (aka quitting my job in the architecture industry) is precisely what allows me to be where I am at this moment</em>".</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fl/flm4qlchsmwiejwj.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;Editorial Manager for Archinect announced <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110877796/announcing-archinect-sessions-our-brand-new-podcast-listen-to-episode-1-now" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Archinect Sessions", a new weekly podcast hosted by Archinect's founder and publisher, </a><a href="http://archinect.com/paul" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Petrunia</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110877796/announcing-archinect-sessions-our-brand-new-podcast-listen-to-episode-1-now" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> and her. For the first episode they were j...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111259168/a-closer-look-at-unstudio-s-new-theatre-de-stoep-in-spijkenisse-the-netherlands A closer look at UNStudio’s new Theatre de Stoep in Spijkenisse, The Netherlands Justine Testado 2014-10-14T14:05:00-04:00 >2014-10-15T12:55:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j2/j28xsdkun8dymhxa.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the Dutch town of Spijkenisse, the Theatre de Stoep designed by UNStudio recently celebrated its grand public opening, not long after the theater was completely realized. Inspired by the type of liveliness only experienced through live theater performances, the new cultural theater features undulating edges and a striking color palette of white and vivid purple, and circular LED lights on its fa&ccedil;ade.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xj/xj08h44u9g197vnl.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kw/kwhekspdeitrngbf.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rm/rmax483sit5u22uw.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2n/2noz7l1lmb0jrhhb.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4r/4rrzbqet296xs4ta.jpg"></p><p>Check out a timelapse video of the theater's construction below. More details about the project on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/A_closer_look_at_unstudios_new_theatre_de_stoep_in_spijkenisse_the_netherla/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111252707/petrified-forest-buildings-named-national-treasure Petrified Forest buildings named national treasure Archinect 2014-10-14T11:55:00-04:00 >2014-10-16T23:04:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4b/4bca52b6a41b12cea45d51a0d3312b6f.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Spanning dozens of acres, the structures provided everything the park staff and visitors would need: a gas station, restaurant, community building, maintenance shop, housing, even a two-room elementary school. The National Park Service entrusted the design to prominent architects Richard Neutra and Robert Alexander ahead of the agency&rsquo;s 50th birthday, and it&rsquo;s the only project of theirs still standing within the Park Service.</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/111195701/new-podcast-new-banknotes-new-neurons-weekly-news-round-up-for-october-6-2014 New podcast, new banknotes, new neurons: Weekly News Round-Up for October 6, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-10-13T20:27:00-04:00 >2014-10-15T21:26:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/28/28fvn3tucg9zxp2q.jpg" width="514" height="686" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Sunday, October 12:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="A classic American look, feng shui notwithstanding" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111135399/a-classic-american-look-feng-shui-notwithstanding" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A classic American look, feng shui notwithstanding</a>: Investigating the impact of wealthy Chinese immigrants on suburban Seattle's real estate boom.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Saturday, October 11:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Indiana Ponders Abolishing Licensing for Architects" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110936408/indiana-ponders-abolishing-licensing-for-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Indiana Ponders Abolishing Licensing for Architects</a>: Part of a state-wide reconsideration of more than "200 types of professional licenses, permits and certifications", aimed at cutting regulatory costs.</li><li><a title='Announcing "Archinect Sessions", our brand new podcast! Listen to Episode #1 now' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110877796/announcing-archinect-sessions-our-brand-new-podcast-listen-to-episode-1-now" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Announcing "Archinect Sessions", our brand new podcast! Listen to Episode #1 now</a>: We're launching a weekly podcast to discuss prominent news items, feat. members of the Archinect community and other special guests. Ep. #1: "Where are the women?"</li></ul><p><strong><em>Thursday, October 9:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Architects Create a 3-D Printed Column That Survives Earthquakes" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110875379/architects-create-a-3-d-printed-column-that-survives-earthquakes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects Create a 3-D Printed Column That Survives Earthquakes</a>: Made of cement and based on ancient Incan techniques.</li><li><a title="Renzo Piano admits he's &quot;struggling to do something good&quot; for the LA Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences project" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110868931/renzo-piano-admits-he-s-struggling-to-do-something-good-for-the-la-academy-of-motion-picture-arts-and-sciences-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renzo Piano admits he's "struggling to do something good" for the LA Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences project</a>: A fable to remind us that architecture is never solely the product of architects.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Wednesday, October 8:...</em></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111195700/the-sleuk-rith-institute-zaha-hadid-s-soft-hymn-to-cambodia-s-fallen The Sleuk Rith Institute: Zaha Hadid's soft hymn to Cambodia's fallen Alexander Walter 2014-10-13T18:05:00-04:00 >2014-10-16T00:02:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fb/fbb10fb2b41918546b6bf2b95486f710.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Built to house a vast archive of documents about the Cambodian genocide of the 1970s, in which two million people lost their lives, the Sleuk Rith Institute is to be a radical shift for its architect Zaha Hadid &ndash; who has gone from violent geometry to warm wood</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/111184419/michael-maltzan-s-one-santa-fe-tries-to-make-density-appealing-in-los-angeles Michael Maltzan's One Santa Fe tries to make density appealing in Los Angeles Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-10-13T14:45:00-04:00 >2014-10-15T23:18:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ba/baae44aca1a9035297357bd86617bd17.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It is a fractal of contemporary Los Angeles architecture, the fragment that both contains and helps explain the whole. [...] What gives the $165-million project its unusual symbolic power is that it takes the generic stuff of a typical L.A. apartment building &mdash; a wood frame slathered in white stucco and lifted above a concrete parking deck &mdash; and expands it dramatically to urban scale. [...] The design takes banality and stretches it like taffy in the direction of monumentality.</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/111179592/reporting-from-toronto-li-xiaodong-wins-inaugural-moriyama-raic-international-prize-for-the-liyuan-library Reporting from Toronto: Li Xiaodong wins inaugural Moriyama RAIC International Prize for the Liyuan Library Terri Peters 2014-10-13T14:05:00-04:00 >2014-10-16T00:11:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/33/33meszuvogp1mhty.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Designed to inspire Canadian architects and raise the level of ambition in Canadian architectural culture, the inaugural <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97180384/raymond-moriyama-and-raic-announce-100k-canadian-prize-for-world-s-best-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 Moriyama RAIC International Prize</a> of $100,000 CAD has been awarded to Liyuan Library, a dramatic and beautiful project in Jiaojiehe China. The building is a simply detailed, glazed volume screened by locally sourced wood twigs, set in a stunning rural landscape.&nbsp; Designed to make a big impact in its social context, the community-run facility is building its collection asking visitors to donate two books for each one they borrow. The award is for a &ldquo;single, transformative work of architecture&rdquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9t/9tkjc170sh8ys5r7.jpg"></p><p>The award was founded by esteemed Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama and this year&acute;s prize was judged by jurors Brian Mackay-Lyons, Patricia Patkau, Bing Thom, Maxime Alexis-Frappier, Barry Johns and Edward Cullinan.&nbsp; The submission guidelines were surprisingly open: any building, anywhere, any program, any size, by architects or designers.&nbsp; The main stipulation was tha...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111134595/that-old-eden-of-a-ballpark That old Eden of a ballpark Nam Henderson 2014-10-13T00:26:00-04:00 >2014-10-13T09:45:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tz/tzwi07leisrrlbq0.jpg" width="514" height="586" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ricketts got most of what he wanted. Alderman Tunney was again involved in the negotiations and he said the mayor&rsquo;s office essentially decided that &ldquo;one of the most generous sign packages ever&rdquo; was a reasonable trade-off for the Rickettses&rsquo; willingness to spend their own money. He added ruefully: &ldquo;There will be advertisements coming out of everywhere. We will have our own little Times Square right here at the corner of Clark and Addison.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Barry Bearak digs into the&nbsp;Ricketts family, the Cubs and future plans for&nbsp;Wrigley Field. From the "<em>cursed</em>" record of the franchise, to&nbsp;legal battles with the owners of&nbsp;adjacent&nbsp;rooftops, the family faces numerous challenges in turning around their investment. Though the ballpark may soon be&nbsp;placed on the National Register of Historic Places, the family has also announced upgrades and&nbsp;expensive renovations, which some claim would ruin the aesthetics.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111135399/a-classic-american-look-feng-shui-notwithstanding A classic American look, feng shui notwithstanding Nam Henderson 2014-10-13T00:22:00-04:00 >2014-10-15T20:01:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ri/riovw8953qu1voxj.jpg" width="514" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Seattle was a better opportunity for me than China right now,&rdquo; Mr. Wang said. &ldquo;A lot of Chinese families are planning to move here.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Robert Frank reports in from Seattle, where wealthy Chinese seeking to relocate and/or invest are driving up the&nbsp;real estate market in eastern suburbs.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110890667/editor-s-picks-388 Editor's Picks #388 Nam Henderson 2014-10-10T12:37:00-04:00 >2014-10-10T13:13:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cr/cr5e5c8nitt3jh00.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;continued her <strong>Material Witness</strong>. In <strong>#5</strong> she analyzed "<em>Wings of Desire</em>", "<em>Billy Elliot</em>"&nbsp;and "<em>In the Mood for Love</em>", for lessons about <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/110346994/material-witness-5-cultural-gerrymandering" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cultural Gerrymandering</a>.&nbsp;<strong>Olaf Design Ninja_ </strong>is appreciative "<em>See Julia Ingalis quote above...there is more beer in the fridge...Enjoying this Feature!</em>"</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xo/xo4q2etlseoz50z3.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;launched a <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/109656462/architecture-of-the-anthropocene-part-1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">column</a> which "<em>will serve to highlight architectures in the Anthropocene that choose the latter. Moreover, it will explore ways in which the Anthropocene thesis changes notions of architecture</em>".</p><p><br><strong>News</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k0/k0wqcbomn2eodqev.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110262611/architectural-history-in-tiny-tokyo-capsules" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Agence France-Presse spoke with Masato Abe</a>, founder of the Save Nakagin Capsule Tower Project.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/alex" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexander Walter</a>&nbsp;pointed out "<em>You can even spend a night in a capsule thanks to Airbnb....</em><em><a href="https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1305889" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> or <a href="https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1860409" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a></em>".</p><p><a href="http://ziauddinsardar.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ziauddin Sardar</a> bemoaned <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110235274/has-mecca-been-robbed-of-its-history" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Destruction of Mecca</a>.&nbsp;<strong>EKE</strong> confirmed "<em>I visited the kingdom in 2000, and spent time in Riyadh, Jeddah and Mecca. &nbsp;Yes, they are being robbed of their history, and they are doing it to themselves. ..erasing so much of the local vernacular</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d1/d1jflur4k6cp2z72.jpg"></p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/tylerhopf/status/517342193086775296" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tyler...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110890663/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-architect-sure-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Architect Sure!" Pinterest Board Archinect 2014-10-10T12:10:00-04:00 >2014-10-10T12:18:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e8/e80ory9yvvu2idsy.jpg" width="514" height="354" 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/8y/8yruztwt6v8stvqi.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/52596385/logements-zac-du-coteau-arcueil/110386320" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Logements ZAC du Coteau</a> in Arcueil, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/ecdm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ECDM architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z6/z6l1bzixcvhr8p9w.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/82186787/temporary-dormitories-for-mae-tao-clinic/108685622" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Temporary Dormitories for Mae Tao Clinic</a> in Mae Sot, Thailand by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/82186787/jan-glasmeier" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jan Glasmeier</a> with Albert Company Olmo</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wt/wtj0yxc5nag0fc60.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/41617271/striped-living/109169072" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Striped Living</a> in Crans-pr&eacute;s C&eacute;ligny, Vaud, Switzerland by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/41617271/group8" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">group8</a>; Photo: R&eacute;gis Golay, FEDERAL studio, Geneva</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/es/esrewp7ojdslb0nw.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/1100architect/project/long-island-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House</a> on Long Island, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/1100architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1100 Architect</a>; Photo: Nikolas Koenig</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nf/nfthp1u4tpybospf.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/imbue.design/project/capitol-reef-residence2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Residence</a> in Capitol Reef, UT by <a href="http://archinect.com/imbue.design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Imbue Design</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9h/9hto2d81awspr6om.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/108231896/the-garden-house/108233500" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Garden House</a> in Seeheim-Jugenheim, Germany by <a href="http://archinect.com/i_d-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in_design architektur</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zs/zs6mv3l1e6d3yv6w.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/108635811/ml-house-a-private-home-in-portugal-with-a-box-body-and-box-windows/108636615" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ML House</a> in Caxias, Portugal by <a href="http://archinect.com/jpsatelier" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paulo Salvaterra</a>; Photo: Jo&atilde;o Morgado Photography</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uf/uf823yrpeyfh0v1a.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/108237513/james-bartleman-centre/108238315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">James Bartleman Centre</a> in Ottawa, Canada by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/hobinarc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barry J. Hobin &amp; Associates Ar...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110889056/spf-a-s-wallis-annenberg-center-recognized-at-california-preservation-design-awards SPF:a’s Wallis Annenberg Center recognized at California Preservation Design Awards Justine Testado 2014-10-09T18:49:00-04:00 >2014-10-15T23:21:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wb/wb8uj4nyosihy7dy.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts by Studio Pali Fekete Architects (SPF:a) broke ground in 2010, the new arts building continues to gain recognition, most recently at the 31st California Preservation Design Awards. Situated in the heart of sunny Beverly Hills, California, the Wallis Annenberg Center complex also includes the restored and renovated historic 1934 Beverly Hills Post Office building.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mr/mrm6fdp73mbhgudp.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/am/amvwbcvb1p48s1fz.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xo/xo8mh6l8eyv1eaot.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m0/m0qoqp97129hhqyu.jpg"></p><p>More photos and project details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/spfas_wallis_annenberg_center_recognized_at_california_preservation_design/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110868931/renzo-piano-admits-he-s-struggling-to-do-something-good-for-the-la-academy-of-motion-picture-arts-and-sciences-project Renzo Piano admits he's "struggling to do something good" for the LA Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences project Archinect 2014-10-09T12:16:00-04:00 >2014-10-16T23:39:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/02/021b996c70ad0c24f11d33acdb409691.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A few minutes after sitting down to talk with Renzo Piano in his large, airy Paris studio Tuesday, I asked the architect about the progress of the film museum he is designing for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Wilshire Boulevard. "The academy?" he asked. "Ha. The academy is a good story. "Look, I know you don't like that scheme," referring to my recent coverage of the design. "I don't think it will be that bad. Actually, I'm struggling to do something good."</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/110815874/why-steve-jobs-obsessed-about-office-design-and-yes-bathroom-locations Why Steve Jobs Obsessed About Office Design (And, Yes, Bathroom Locations) Archinect 2014-10-08T19:50:00-04:00 >2014-10-09T09:08:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tr/trc8f4zcjx1pjq8c.jpg" width="514" height="307" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When Steve Jobs designed a new headquarters for Pixar, he obsessed over ways to structure the atrium, and even where to locate the bathrooms, so that serendipitous personal encounters would occur. Among his last creations was the plan for Apple&rsquo;s new signature headquarters, a circle with rings of open workspaces surrounding a central courtyard.</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/110720209/building-hope-and-nurturing-into-housing Building Hope and Nurturing Into Housing b3tadine[sutures] 2014-10-07T14:35:00-04:00 >2014-10-14T13:27:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/24/245etbfuna3ghnhf.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The top five floors abruptly cantilever. Some neighbors say it looks like a prison. An &ldquo;arty fortress,&rdquo; was New York Magazine&rsquo;s phrase. I like the building&rsquo;s exterior. Most people I&rsquo;ve quizzed on the street during a half-dozen visits to the area turn out to like it, too.</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/110428907/joyce-wang-studio-s-mott32-in-hong-kong-wins-world-interior-of-the-year-2014 Joyce Wang Studio’s MOTT32 in Hong Kong wins World Interior of the Year 2014 Justine Testado 2014-10-03T19:30:00-04:00 >2014-10-03T19:31:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6q/6qrgcaz1npcxc33o.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Joyce Wang Studio's MOTT32, an underground bank vault-turned-restaurant in Hong Kong, scooped up the World Interior of the Year 2014 award today at the Marina Bay Sands. The "super jury" of the INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors competition nominated 60 interior design projects worldwide, which were then narrowed down to nine category winners. When deciding upon the World Interior of the Year out of the category winners, the jury unanimously decided on MOTT32.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j2/j2i5stpxyx7pfzoo.jpg"></p><p>The 10-person team of Joyce Wang Studio explored Hong Kong culture's past and present in transforming the former storage facility, which housed expensive family heirlooms for wealthy Chinese immigrants, into the MOTT32 restaurant. The dining space has remnants of forgotten heirlooms, Chinese propaganda, and industrial accents that double as furniture and light fittings.</p><p>Learn more about the project on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/joyce_wang_studios_mott32_in_hong_kong_wins_world_interior_of_the_year_2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously:<br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110281108/inside-world-festival-of-interiors-2014-reveals-first-five-category-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors 2014 reveals first five category winners</a><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110407196/second-set-of-winners-announced-for-inside-world-festival-of-interiors-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Second set of winners announced for INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors 2014</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110422474/judge-punishes-colorado-s-aspen-art-museum-climbers Judge Punishes Colorado's Aspen Art Museum Climbers Archinect 2014-10-03T17:16:00-04:00 >2014-10-08T23:05:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/af/af5e56518645987a36e14a7099b26f3c.jpg" width="496" height="620" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Of course, the Aspen Art Museum is far more inviting than most edifices when it comes to climbing. The museum exterior is built from Prodema, a composite made of wood and paper pulp, bound by resin, and coated in a wood veneer. The long woven strips that encase the building are placed at regular intervals, creating a ladder-like structure that almost calls out to be scaled.</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/110408803/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-glass-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Glass" Pinterest Board Archinect 2014-10-03T13:48:00-04:00 >2014-10-06T14:15:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0f/0fhn4kbwxjtzibh7.jpg" width="514" height="543" 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/glass/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Glass</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/on/onlzvnuziu1vpyix.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/56904349/new-canaan-residence/109091915" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Residence</a> in New Canaan, CT by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/56904349/specht-harpman" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Specht Harpman</a>; Photo: Elizabeth Felicella</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m0/m0623q3w2mfv2anl.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/104168979/ferguson-crowther-residence/107550947" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ferguson/Crowther Residence</a> in Raleigh, NC by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/104168979/louis-cherry-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Louis Cherry Architecture</a>; Photo: Dustin Peck Photography</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m9/m9r5fx5qvpa0k2s4.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/54428815/sinjinmal-building/101964722" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sinjinmal Building</a> in Incheon, South Korea by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/54428815/studio_gaon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">studio_GAON</a>; Photo: Youngchae Park</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qb/qb8sshvmgnua97o5.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/13609000/winklevoss-capital/105338976" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winklevoss Capital</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/13609000/br-design-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BR Design Associates</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bp/bpvqe87btowvlmil.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/58406650/sigmax-headquarters/106551655" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sigmax, headquarters</a> in Enschede, the Netherlands by <a href="http://archinect.com/paulderuiter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul de Ruiter Architects</a>; Photo: Pieter Kers, Daria Scagliola, Toon Grobet</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/58/583bgypn3920hkw6.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/46844711/eichler-remodel-and-addition/104902665" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eichler Remodel and Addition</a> in Palo Alto, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/46844711/jones-haydu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">jones | haydu</a>; Photo: Bruce Damonte</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2r/2rdfh0r8gkxkgcna.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/10196497/regiocentrale-zuid/108464645" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Regiocentrale Zuid</a> in Maasbracht, the Netherlands by <a href="http://archinect.com/Wiel-Arets-Architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wiel Arets Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h4/h4g20f4eup0ehoeq.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/17906661/plochmann-lane/104228441" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Plochmann Lane</a> in W...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110338940/performing-the-ghosts-of-the-gamble-house Performing the ghosts of the Gamble House Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-10-02T17:35:00-04:00 >2014-10-08T23:19:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lz/lzdpjttxwt09yiod.jpg" width="514" height="354" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Wanting to stretch one's fascia, the wood wanting to expand, and the people inside being very minute in comparison with the wood's needs. It's almost as if the house itself is turning and emptying out all the residue of the people, wanting just to be free, free of the people, free of... the spoilage is the word that I'm getting, I just want to keep pushing out further and further and further, and as I do my own body just feels much much more relaxed.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Aside from being an emblem of the Arts and Crafts movement and an historical landmark, it turns out the Gamble House in Pasadena, California is also haunted. Or, so it would seem according to performance artist <a href="http://www.asherhartman.com/bio.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Asher Hartman</a>, who communed with former generations of Gambles in his "psychic reading" performance of the House. Filmmaker&nbsp;<a href="https://vimeo.com/davidfenster" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Fenster</a>&nbsp;captured Hartman's performance in a beautiful short piece, while also languishing on a few elements of the House's rich craftsmen style.</p><p>"Psychic Reading of the Gamble House" is part of <em><a href="http://machineproject.com/gamblehouse/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Machine Project Field Guide to the Gamble House</a></em>,&nbsp;a slew of ongoing art and performance pieces put on by <a href="http://machineproject.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Machine Project</a>, a maker, teacher, artist and hacker event space in Los Angeles. The&nbsp;<em>Field Guide</em>&nbsp;puts different instances of contemporary art practice in the midst of the Gamble's exemplary early 20th century architecture, creating some interesting counterpoints in the process. Hartman has previously performed for&nbsp;<em>The Machine Project&rsquo;s Field Guide to L....</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110281108/inside-world-festival-of-interiors-2014-reveals-first-five-category-winners INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors 2014 reveals first five category winners Justine Testado 2014-10-01T21:20:00-04:00 >2014-10-02T13:33:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wo/wonkogut1x89juo5.jpg" width="514" height="202" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Coinciding with the World Architecture Festival 2014 at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, the just-as-popular INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors honors the very best in the international interior design scene with its annual awards competition. Starting out with 60 shortlisted nominees across nine categories earlier this summer, the first five winners were revealed today.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a few of this year's winning INSIDE projects:</p><p>Pictured above - CATEGORY WINNER, Retail - Cultura Bookstore in Sao Paulo by studio mk27</p><p>&darr; CATEGORY WINNER, Display: IDC Space: research and display space for the International Design Centre in Singapore by Singapore University of Technology and Design</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bk/bk1c4ut175v2153x.jpg"></p><p>&darr; CATEGORY WINNER, Residential: XINTIANDI PENTHOUSE in Shanghai, China by JOYCE WANG STUDIO</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f4/f4oo8675stykk8gd.jpg"></p><p>&darr; HIGHLY COMMENDED, Retail: Camper Showroom/Office in Shanghai, China by Neri&amp;Hu Design and Research Office</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zp/zpav234j53miho8c.jpg"></p><p>&darr; HIGHLY COMMENDED, Hotels: The Tent in Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa, Vietnam by a21studio</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xf/xf7u45olu35pi8ck.jpg"></p><p>See more of the winning projects on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/inside_world_festival_of_interiors_2014_reveals_first_five_category_winners/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110277898/cathedrals-of-culture-the-documentary-that-tries-and-fails-to-find-the-souls-of-buildings Cathedrals of Culture: the documentary that tries – and fails – to find the souls of buildings Archinect 2014-10-01T20:26:00-04:00 >2014-10-09T18:29:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/75/75635f75829cccec65ec564aca87c582.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Wim Wenders and a team of directors attempt to show &lsquo;the soul of buildings&rsquo;, from the Pompidou Centre to the most humane prison in the world, in 3D. But their sickly-sweet results feel more like a series of vapid promo videos</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/110274682/guggenheim-plans-new-york-expansion-again Guggenheim plans New York expansion… again Archinect 2014-10-01T19:33:00-04:00 >2014-10-03T14:36:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/df/dfc44ed018e0b7671e633db1badfcf5e.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Guggenheim plans to research &ldquo;productive and hospitable office space designs&rdquo;, staff will be glad to hear, and it is also considering whether to hold a competition to find an architect. The expansion plan comes just over 60 years after the Guggenheim commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design its original space and more than a decade after it abandoned a scheme for a second, Frank Gehry-designed museum downtown.</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/110262611/architectural-history-in-tiny-tokyo-capsules Architectural history in tiny Tokyo capsules Archinect 2014-10-01T15:39:00-04:00 >2014-10-09T18:26:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k0/k0wqcbomn2eodqev.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Every night in Tokyo, the few remaining residents of the Nakagin Capsule Tower bed down to sleep in the once-futuristic white pods they call home. Unlike the tiny, coffin-like cabins of Japan's numerous capsule hotels, where office workers who have missed the last train can catch a few hours' sleep, the 140 units at Nakagin represent a special part of the history of architecture, and one that is worth protecting against plans to tear it down, say campaigners.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"We're going to collect donations from all over the world. We're trying to buy each capsule one by one. Each room counts as one vote, to decide what to do," said Masato Abe, founder of the Save Nakagin Capsule Tower Project.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110235274/has-mecca-been-robbed-of-its-history Has Mecca Been Robbed of its History? Nicholas Korody 2014-10-01T11:31:00-04:00 >2014-10-09T18:35:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lb/lb1opi3yrrsguxzn.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The dominant architectural site in [Mecca] is not the Sacred Mosque, where the Kaaba, the symbolic focus of Muslims everywhere, is. It is the obnoxious Makkah Royal Clock Tower hotel, which, at 1,972 feet, is among the world&rsquo;s tallest buildings. It is part of a mammoth development of skyscrapers that includes luxury shopping malls and hotels [...] The city is now surrounded by the brutalism of rectangular steel and concrete structures &mdash; an amalgam of Disneyland and Las Vegas.</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/110198376/kohn-pedersen-fox-s-tianjin-megastructure-riverside-66-now-open-to-the-public Kohn Pedersen Fox's Tianjin megastructure "Riverside 66" now open to the public Justine Testado 2014-09-30T23:53:00-04:00 >2014-10-08T23:29:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wn/wn2yocrkci4wvknf.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After 10 years, Kohn Pedersen Fox's Riverside 66 in Tianjin, China successfully reached completion as scheduled and officially opened to the public on September 26. The grand opening also marked the completion of the final phase of the main pedestrian He Ping Lu boulevard, which aims to become the centerpiece of the developing Heping commercial district.</p><p>Read on for more about the building's design.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jh/jh7lp3is0icuxtfu.jpg"></p><p>The 350-meter commercial megastructure is hard to miss at street level. The structure's curved fa&ccedil;ade converges with the opposing south fa&ccedil;ade to create a six-story building suitable for the Heping District's smaller scale context. Its "super shell" is claimed to be one of the region's longest single structures, built with 22 seven-story-tall concrete ribs and over 10,000 glass panels. In a statement, KPF Design Principal James von Klemperer describes the structural frame as "what it must be to see a whale skeleton from the inside. Herman Melville would be inspired.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/50/502va1v9omd3yc08.jpg"></p><p>Inside, the structure e...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110203203/isay-weinfeld-to-build-first-nyc-based-project-jardim Isay Weinfeld to build first NYC-based project, Jardim Justine Testado 2014-09-30T21:10:00-04:00 >2014-10-08T23:22:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bm/bm4752bfqpanw36o.jpg" width="514" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Renowned Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld has been commissioned to design his first NYC-based building, a 36-unit luxury condominium project called Jardim. Set to be built on 527 West 27th Street in West Chelsea, Jardim will be surrounded by other recent starchitect-designed projects like the High Line and the developing Zaha Hadid-designed luxury condo building at 520 West 28th Street.</p><p>Here are some real-estate-friendly tidbits we know about Jardim so far:</p><ul><li>Commissioned by New York-based Centaur Properties and Greyscale Development Group, Isay Weinfeld will be responsible for the architecture and interiors of Jardim</li><li>The project will be located at 527 West 27th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues, in Chelsea just west of the High Line.&nbsp;</li><li>The building features 36 condominium residences ranging from 1 to 4 bedrooms. Sales for the units are scheduled to launch in early 2015.</li><li>It will be a block-through development comprised of two 11-story buildings.</li><li>Many residences will have private outdoor...</li></ul>