Archinect - News 2015-08-01T07:52:13-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/133183117/thyssenkrupp-s-cable-free-elevator-test-tower-tops-out-in-less-than-10-months ThyssenKrupp's cable-free elevator test tower tops out in less than 10 months Justine Testado 2015-07-31T15:35:00-04:00 >2015-07-31T18:36:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nt/ntx9g86fe3kchlh8.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://thyssenkrupp.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ThyssenKrupp</a>'s MULTI elevator test tower is happening, indeed&nbsp;&mdash; and at a seemingly impressive rate. Less than 10 months after starting construction, the currently 232-meter structure in the German city of Rottweil recently celebrated its topping out. ThyssenKrupp is aiming to have the tower fully built and go into operation by the end of 2016. Once complete, the company will begin testing the first units of their cable-free MULTI elevator system, which they <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114965218/up-and-down-side-to-side-thyssenkrupp-s-cable-free-multi-elevator-to-begin-testing-in-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">unveiled late last year</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c1/c1bhkz480ue526ud.jpg"></p><p>ThyssenKrupp credits the tower's smooth construction progress through the use of "an innovative slipforming technique&nbsp;&mdash; all on time and on budget", and they obviously won't be slowing down anytime soon. The final glass story and the top of the elevator shafts will be added to the tower over the next two weeks, bringing the structure up to 244 meters. The tower will then reach its 246 height when the facade is complete.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h7/h7yya81vf3esdzzo.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ta/ta1c81tazzbkha87.jpg"></p><p>Interior work for the tower is scheduled for mid-August. Building services and elevator e...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133185532/boston-s-john-hancock-tower-is-now-200-clarendon Boston's John Hancock Tower is now '200 Clarendon' Alexander Walter 2015-07-31T14:44:00-04:00 >2015-07-31T14:44:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p8/p8tz65paf127e9sd.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>You can still call it the John Hancock Tower, but the company that paid $930 million for New England&rsquo;s tallest building can&rsquo;t. Now that John Hancock&rsquo;s last lease in the office building has expired, owner Boston Properties Inc. can no longer use the financial services company&rsquo;s name on the property.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118427416/boston-s-tallest-new-skyscraper-in-40-years-breaking-ground-today" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boston&rsquo;s tallest new skyscraper in 40 years breaking ground today</a></li><li><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/john_hancock_tower_receives_the_2011_aia_twenty-five_year_award/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boston&rsquo;s John Hancock Tower Receives the 2011 AIA Twenty-Five Year Award</a> (on Bustler)</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/133121876/sculptor-larry-bell-s-influence-on-frank-gehry Sculptor Larry Bell's influence on Frank Gehry Alexander Walter 2015-07-30T18:34:00-04:00 >2015-07-30T18:36:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/03/036342ivi88en1wi.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architect Frank Gehry has often talked about the influence artists have had on his building designs. [...] An early work from the 1960s by sculptor Larry Bell in the Frank Lloyd show offers a partial template for a Gehry design built three decades ago in Toluca Lake. Gehry's World Savings and Loan branch at Riverside Drive and Mariota Avenue is a sky-lighted, one-story hall framed by tall facades out front and in the back, as if a full second story had been planned but never built.</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/133119466/frank-lloyd-wright-s-unity-temple-getting-a-23m-restoration Frank Lloyd Wright's "Unity Temple" getting a $23M restoration Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-30T18:15:00-04:00 >2015-07-30T18:15:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1p/1pnxfgljidagv3h4.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>this is the deluxe rehabilitation package, a stark contrast to the mostly emergency work that's been done through the years to keep the building grunting along. [...] &ldquo;It's one of Frank Lloyd Wright's greatest works, and it's a masterpiece of modern architecture ... It's a building that changed a lot of architects' ideas about what architecture could do.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The $23 million comes from a variety of sources, including part of a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130331695/getty-awards-over-1-75-million-to-fix-crappy-concrete-in-important-modern-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">$1.75M Getty grant to fix compromised concrete in "Important Modern Buildings"</a>, and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83932/unity-temple-wins-200-000-federal-grant-to-aid-repairs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">$200K in federal funds for general repairs</a>. Unity Temple is also one of ten FLW buildings <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119816278/10-frank-lloyd-wright-buildings-nominated-to-unesco-world-heritage-list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recently nominated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133045592/a-new-laguardia-is-the-airport-that-new-york-deserves-says-gov-cuomo A new LaGuardia is the "airport that New York deserves", says Gov. Cuomo Justine Testado 2015-07-30T15:00:00-04:00 >2015-07-30T17:51:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bx/bx9ml0s6zojudgz4.jpg" width="514" height="271" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>'We are transforming LaGuardia into a globally-renowned, 21st century airport that is worthy of the city and state of New York. It&rsquo;s the perfect metaphor for what we can achieve with the ambition and optimism and energy that made this the Empire State in the first place, and I want to thank our many partners for joining us to build the airport that New York deserves.' &mdash; Gov. Cuomo</p></em><br /><br /><p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo alongside Vice President Joe Biden officially unveiled the proposed design for the new LaGuardia Airport earlier this week. The $4 billion revamp will transform the airport into a single, structurally unified main terminal, including expanded transportation access and increased taxiway space, and new top-notch passenger amenities.</p><p>The overhaul aims to alleviate the air-ground congestion and gate delays that have long plagued the airport&nbsp;&mdash; to the point where Biden previously described it as a place one would find in <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/07/nyregion/biden-compares-la-guardia-airport-to-third-world.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"some third world country"</a>. According to <a href="https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/Airport_Advisory_Panel_Final_Report_LGA.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a report</a> by the Governor&rsquo;s Airport Master Plan Advisory Panel, the LaGuardia Airport is "consistently rated as among the worst airports in the world".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e6/e62nrg5u4th3yfwg.jpg"></p><p>Groundbreaking of the first half of the project is expected to start in 2016, once the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey grants final approval. The first half is expected to open to passengers in 2019, and full completion...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133107408/apple-invites-visitors-to-gaze-at-its-spaceship-from-new-observation-deck Apple invites visitors to gaze at its 'spaceship' from new observation deck Alexander Walter 2015-07-30T14:12:00-04:00 >2015-07-31T11:19:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/35/3532666340180e193b1a16d616b99316.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>You&rsquo;ll will still be able to gaze lovingly upon the ultra-sleek new Cupertino &ldquo;Spacehip&rdquo; campus &mdash; no drones required. Buried in city documents filed this spring are previously unreported plans for a new visitor&rsquo;s center &mdash; complete with a store and viewing platform. Apple&rsquo;s 2013 approvals for the massive project included the ability for Apple to build a visitor&rsquo;s center, but a detailed project description had not been submitted until April.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u4/u4u6tw69ucv1kksk.jpg"></p><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131560903/apple-s-spaceship-campus-being-built-to-iphone-standards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple's spaceship campus being built to iPhone standards</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124746280/apple-under-fire-for-not-hiring-construction-workers-with-past-felonies-for-their-new-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple under fire for not hiring construction workers with past felonies for their new campus</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117649070/drone-footage-shows-the-latest-construction-status-of-the-foster-designed-apple-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Drone footage shows the latest construction status of the Foster-designed Apple campus</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109579284/apple-ceo-tim-cook-says-new-spaceship-campus-will-be-greenest-building-on-the-planet" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple CEO Tim Cook says new spaceship campus will be 'greenest building on the planet'</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/133038345/2015-matsumoto-prize-honors-six-exemplary-modernist-houses 2015 Matsumoto Prize honors six exemplary modernist houses kimweiss 2015-07-29T19:29:00-04:00 >2015-07-30T08:52:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f0pgqnafunzstdij.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Non-profit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ncmodernist.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">North Carolina Modernist Houses</a>&nbsp;has&nbsp;announced the six winners &ndash; three Jury awards and three People&rsquo;s Choice awards &ndash; of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ncmodernist.org/prize2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 George Matsumoto Prize</a>&nbsp;for Modernist residential design. The winners were announced on July 16 during a special event at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mattmcconnell.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">McConnell Studios</a>&nbsp;in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina.</p><p>The Matsumoto Prize honors George Matsumoto, FAIA, a founding faculty member at the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/14351/north-carolina-state-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">North Carolina State University</a> School of Design (now College of Design), and well-known designer of exemplary mid-century Modernist houses in North Carolina. Matsumoto also served as Honorary Chair of the professional jury.&nbsp;Submissions to the annual competition must be houses in North Carolina, but designers may be based anywhere. A panel of distinguished architects including Jeanne Gang and Peter Gluck selected the Jury Award winners.&nbsp;</p><p>The 2015 Jury winners&nbsp;are:</p><p>&darr;&nbsp;First Prize&nbsp;($3000) &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://cubedesignresearch.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CUBE design + research</a>, Chapel Hill, for the Aiyyer Residence in Carrboro, NC.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ar/ar878zkbfqpdxbhs.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;Second Prize&nbsp;($2000) &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/61800613/tonic-design-tonic-construction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toni...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133044789/just-add-balconies-sydney-deliberates-future-of-brutalist-housing-landmark Just add balconies? Sydney deliberates future of brutalist housing landmark Justine Testado 2015-07-29T18:51:00-04:00 >2015-07-29T21:31:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/66/66jgnj56wkrnu8wm.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At what cost? The LAVA plan could be difficult to manage structurally, cost a significant amount of money and see Sirius occupants relocated anyway. But it could also be a more sustainable option than knocking down and rebuilding.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6o/6o5lhzvmnvggp7l7.jpg"><br><em>SIRIUS in 2014.</em></p><p>Alas, the curse of the "brutalist eyesore" continues with the <a href="http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/insidethecollection/2013/05/sirius-on-the-rocks/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">historic SIRIUS apartment building</a> in Sydney, designed by architect Tao (Theodore) Gofers in 1978-79. Adding a third option to the demolish-preserve debate that typically ensues, local architecture firm <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/52226868/lava-laboratory-for-visionary-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LAVA</a> proposed the addition of "clip-on" curved balconies as an amenity upgrade that the firm says would spruce up the building's appearance while also preserve the original structure.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a title="Art college professor suggests makeover for brutalist Boston City Hall" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132873614/art-college-professor-suggests-makeover-for-brutalist-boston-city-hall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art college professor suggests makeover for brutalist Boston City Hall</a></p><p><a title="Paul Rudolph's Government Center won't be saved, despite preservationist pleas" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130791045/paul-rudolph-s-government-center-won-t-be-saved-despite-preservationist-pleas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Rudolph's Government Center won't be saved, despite preservationist pleas</a></p><p><a title="Now sitting empty, brutalist Berkeley Art Museum building faces unclear future" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121446283/now-sitting-empty-brutalist-berkeley-art-museum-building-faces-unclear-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Now sitting empty, brutalist Berkeley Art Museum building faces unclear future</a></p><p><a title="Brutalism's Bullies" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101803501/brutalism-s-bullies" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brutalism's Bullies</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132974855/mile-high-club-zaha-hadid-s-messner-mountain-museum-opens-in-corones-italy Mile high club: Zaha Hadid's Messner Mountain Museum opens in Corones, Italy Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-29T14:10:00-04:00 >2015-07-31T08:20:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3f/3fcdr7kde97jgl9m.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dedicated to traditional climbing, the museum is first of all an extraordinary overlook: the volumes that protrude from the ground, like four large eyes wide open on a majestic landscape, seem to emerge from the earth&rsquo;s bowels to invite us to admire the Alpine chains around, from the Zillertal to the Ortles to the Dolomites.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A tip of the hat to&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/riccarbi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Riccardo Bianchini</a>, who&nbsp;posted in the <a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/132631359/mmm-corones-museum-by-zaha-hadid-opens-today" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">forums</a> earlier this week some photos from the press opening of Zaha Hadid's&nbsp;Messner Mountain Museum in Plan de Corones, Italy. Named after the famous mountaineer, Reinhold Messner, the museum is the final of six museums planned by Messner in gut-wrenchingly altitude-advantaged locations throughout South Tyrol and Belluno in Italy. As described by <a href="http://www.messner-mountain-museum.it/en/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MMM</a>, the museums are designed for visitors to have an "encounter with the mountains, with mountain people and ultimately with ourselves." ZHA's museum, stuck straight through a mountain peak to poke out at multiple angles, certainly qualifies. Specifically, the museum is located on the&nbsp;Kronplatz plateau, at an altitude of 2275m (approximately 1.4 miles).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hd/hdxczukqepdf0akw.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ji/jiyjp1hjj94twg3b.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kv/kvb70u6vp3pwor3f.jpg"></p><p>On the cusp of last year's winter, construction on the museum had to pause because conditions simply became too difficult. Here are some construction photos at that phase, also courtesy of <a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/111536529/who-dares-visiting-most-impressive-zaha-hadid-s-museum-in-its-cradle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bianchini's forum posting</a>:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p2/p22plfvs9o6307xx.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hf/hfzr84a8x71umdrx.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f3/f36zw68a12i8v656.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132959584/survey-why-glass Survey: Why glass? Julia Ingalls 2015-07-29T13:53:00-04:00 >2015-07-29T13:53:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ms/msd0mqfcrrxp5jgn.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Ever since <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118968488/david-chipperfield-pledges-to-carefully-optimize-mies-van-der-rohe-s-neue-nationalgalerie" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mies Van Der Rohe's groundbreaking designs</a> popularized the deceptively simple glass facade, architects have experimented with the incorporation of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131024735/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-glass-pinterest-board" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the material</a> in their designs. Some, such as PLP Architecture, have opted to create commercial buildings that utilize an almost entirely glass facade in&nbsp;order&nbsp;to facilitate new types of professional interaction. Others, such as <a href="http://archinect.com/kosullivan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kevin O'Sullivan + Associates</a>, have tempered their use of glass with other materials to create a more integrated feel with the surrounding landscape. Archinect decided to survey these two firms about the challenges they faced in their design process. Here, in their own words, the architects speak about how they ultimately arrived on their new final designs.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jl/jlhuavvuvvqak24r.jpg"></p><p><strong>David Leventhal of PLP Architecture on the Deloitte HQ</strong></p><p>As Sylvia Lavin puts it, 'Architecture generally considers environmental design to be repulsive, an odious amalgam of pseudoscience, bad form and moralism.' The challenge for us was to conceive a gr...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133025445/an-unsung-architectural-oasis An Unsung Architectural Oasis Nam Henderson 2015-07-29T12:49:00-04:00 >2015-07-29T15:14:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rk/rk230pwk1mtqfpmt.jpg" width="448" height="336" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>one of the city&rsquo;s better-kept secrets is how often these places occupy structures that could easily be counted among the more significant examples of mid-20th century architecture in the country. That is, if anyone were bothering to look.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Guy Trebay sings the praises of Tuscon for architectural tourism: from the&nbsp;Arizona Inn (listed on the&nbsp;<a title="National Register of Historic Places" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Register_of_Historic_Places" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Register of Historic Places</a>) to the&nbsp;iconic buildings and glowing signs of&nbsp;"<a href="http://www.tucsonaz.gov/files/pdsd/projects/drivingmap_color_print_final.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miracle Mile</a>&rdquo;. Or for the many examples of&nbsp;midcentury Modern architecture adapted to the local climate/terrain.</p><p>For more information on the preservation of Modern architecture in Tuscon, check out the website of&nbsp;<a href="http://capla.arizona.edu/mapptucsonorg/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAPP</a>&nbsp;or a&nbsp;<a href="http://blog.preservationleadershipforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Broadway-map-FINAL-web-10-31-12.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PDF</a>&nbsp;which offers&nbsp;a small glimpse into the rich architectural history of Broadway Boulevard.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132953936/how-an-egalitarian-incubator-music-venue-hopes-to-revive-brooklyn-s-art-scene How an "egalitarian incubator" music venue hopes to revive Brooklyn's art scene Justine Testado 2015-07-28T16:56:00-04:00 >2015-07-28T14:56:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3c/3cz26j5dtetint7l.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Music venue National Sawdust, formerly OMW workshop, slated to open this fall, hopes to revive, even temporarily, the thrill of &lsquo;90s and early 2000&rsquo;s Williamsburg, a time when anything felt possible and artistic collaboration ruled supreme. The [13,000 sq.foot] space will offer a rare outlet for musicians of lesser appreciated art forms, from opera to experimental jazz, the opportunity to study, practice, perform, and receive mentorship through an in-venue, non-profit program.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z0/z0lv14k62k2u2pea.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e0/e0b75laypkknogvq.jpg"></p><p>Fresh faces for new spaces. Non-profit arts group National Sawdust collaborated with architect Peter Zuspan&nbsp;&mdash; founding principal (and classically trained opera singer) of local emerging practice Bureau V&nbsp;&mdash; in designing the group's upcoming music performance space. While Brooklyn has become a commodified brand in recent years, National Sawdust and Bureau V hope the new venue will mix things up a bit by "[combining] the historic European concert hall model with the late bare-bones blackbox [theater] model".</p><p>Check out more of Bureau V's work <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/84447/bureau-v" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Archinect</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132957160/berlin-s-6-billion-airport-drama Berlin's $6 billion airport drama Alexander Walter 2015-07-28T15:22:00-04:00 >2015-07-28T21:55:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5f/5faj96woz9b32vew.jpg" width="514" height="353" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The architecture and engineering teams fought to keep up. As the terminal ballooned from 200,000 to 340,000 square meters (dwarfing Frankfurt&rsquo;s 240,000 and just shy of Heathrow Terminal 5&rsquo;s 353,000), they parceled out the work to seven contractors. That soon grew to 35, and they brought in hundreds of subcontractors, says Delius. [...] At the very moment Merkel and her allies are hectoring the Greeks about their profligacy, the airport&rsquo;s cost, borne by taxpayers, has tripled to &euro;5.4 billion.</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/132950705/downtown-jerusalem-gets-a-libeskind-designed-pyramid-tower Downtown Jerusalem gets a Libeskind-designed Pyramid Tower Alexander Walter 2015-07-28T13:20:00-04:00 >2015-07-31T10:19:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hu/hucwm5j216gdy6pl.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new high-rise building called the Freedom Pyramid will change the face of Jerusalem&rsquo;s downtown area. The project, conceived by architects Daniel Libeskind and Yigal Levi, will see a multi-purpose tower comprising commercial shopping and residential units atop the old Eden theater. The idea for a high-rise at this location, adjacent to Mahaneh Yehuda market, first hit headlines in 2011. But a Jerusalem municipal committee only now approved the construction.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em><strong>Correction: </strong>Studio Daniel Libeskind has informed us that the correct project title is "The Pyramid." The incorrect title "Freedom Pyramid" has been the result of an unauthorized press leak.</em></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1493/studio-daniel-libeskind" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Daniel Libeskind</a> also provided us with new renderings of the project as well as some more information about The Pyramid:</p><p><em>The Jerusalem Municipality approves a mixed-use tower designed by Studio Libeskind (New York/Milan/Zurich) in conjunction with local architect Yigal Levi.</em></p><p><em>Located adjacent to the Mahane Yehuda market, commonly known as &ldquo;The Shuk&rdquo;, in the heart of the city, the 105-meter, 26-story complex entitled The Pyramid will feature 200 apartments, a boutique hotel, a public plaza lined with shops, and a roof-top observatory and restaurant that will provide sweeping views of the ancient city.</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;The Pyramid mediates between ancient traditions and myths, while providing a 21st century reinterpretation of that great form,&rdquo; said architect Daniel Libeskind. &ldquo;The design complements the context...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132866354/luxury-patterned-after-old-bohemian-farm-villages Luxury Patterned After Old Bohemian Farm Villages Richard Meier & Partners 2015-07-27T14:16:00-04:00 >2015-07-29T13:37:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eq/eq7dq15v4t0iu535.jpg" width="514" height="428" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The project, estimated at 400 million euros, or $433 million, features designs by the architects Eva Jiricna, Richard Meier and John Pawson, in addition to the 10 emerging firms, three of which are Czech and seven that are British.</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/132873614/art-college-professor-suggests-makeover-for-brutalist-boston-city-hall Art college professor suggests makeover for brutalist Boston City Hall Alexander Walter 2015-07-27T13:26:00-04:00 >2015-07-31T18:30:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8p/8pu7qhvkqo00i6qe.jpg" width="514" height="245" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Some architects consider the design a stunning example of the modern Brutalist style, but for many Bostonians it&rsquo;s the building they have long loved to hate. [...] why can&rsquo;t we make changes that are easily reversible, while simultaneously acting to protect and preserve the structure? Here&rsquo;s one simple, obvious and cost-effective solution: Sheath the building with a tinted glass curtain wall &mdash; but not to create another modernist glass box.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/37622653/how-boston-city-hall-was-born" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Boston City Hall was born</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/52493340/gerhard-kallmann-brutalist-architect-dies-at-97" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gerhard Kallmann, Brutalist Architect, Dies at 97</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/132648258/japan-s-largest-treehouse-is-also-a-high-tech-engineering-feat Japan's largest treehouse is also a high-tech engineering feat Alexander Walter 2015-07-24T15:09:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T17:37:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/it/itckki4tbnb47s1q.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Completed in March of 2014, Kusukusu [...] is a marvelous feat of architecture, engineering and technology. Working with Hiroshi Nakamura of NAP Architects, the team came in and 3D-scanned hundreds of points on the tree. Based on that 3D data they then created a steel trellis that threaded through the tree, interlocking perfectly [...]. What&rsquo;s amazing is that the treehouse in its entirety, never touches the tree. It&rsquo;s completely self-standing so as to not harm the tree.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here are a few more images of the stunner of a treehouse in Atami, Japan designed by master treehouse builder&nbsp;Takashi Kobayashi in collaboration with&nbsp;NAP Architects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cc/cc72ilezl3jpeagw.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2t/2torlh574dy5kbpf.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iv/iv2k1yger6zw9xb6.jpg"></p><p>To learn more and see the complete set of photos, head over to <a href="http://www.spoon-tamago.com/2015/07/23/japans-largest-treehouse-is-a-sprawling-structure-built-around-a-300-year-old-tree/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spoon &amp; Tamago</a>.</p><p><em>Photos by Koji Fujii/Nacasa &amp; Partners Inc.&nbsp;</em></p><p>In other tree-hugging news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131795914/new-zealand-landscaper-shapes-church-out-of-trees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Zealand landscaper shapes church out of trees</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131562508/it-s-official-trees-are-good-for-your-health" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">It's official: trees are good for your health</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130810350/the-public-life-of-the-world-s-celebritrees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The public life of the world's celebritrees</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/132641813/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-architect-sure-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Architect Sure!" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-07-24T14:16:00-04:00 >2015-07-31T08:42:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0e/0ebvjohzc98xbdop.jpg" width="514" height="386" 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/km/kmd4ph0n64v03ymx.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/118858781/villa-in-potsdam/131556884" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Villa</a> in Wilhelmshorst/Potsdam, Germany by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/118858781/nps-tchoban-voss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">nps tchoban voss</a>; Photo: Martin Tervoort</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s5/s5wtyvkysh26su4d.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/waechter_architecture/project/tower-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tower House</a> in Portland, OR by <a href="http://archinect.com/waechter_architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Waechter Architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jj/jjzfs2pgu77pz43x.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/2565/copagri-pavilion-love-it-for-expo-milano-2015/129843245" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Copagri Pavilion 'Love IT' for Expo Milano 2015</a> in Milan, Italy by <a href="http://archinect.com/embt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miralles Tagliabue EMBT</a>; Photo: Marcela Grassi</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3z/3z92zbmj6qkj8bj8.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/129650377/on-the-rocks/129660030" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">On The Rocks</a> in Palm Springs, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/129650377/schmidt-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schmidt Architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bb/bb40c22cyntdbupu.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/62930951/south-mountain-community-library/129343847" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">South Mountain Community Library</a> in Phoenix, AZ by <a href="http://archinect.com/richard-bauer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">rich&auml;rd+bauer architecture, llc</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dx/dxsfukl67qoclhhs.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/851/cultural-centre-of-greenland/131379422" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cultural Centre of Greenland</a> in Nuuk, Greenland by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/851/schmidt-hammer-lassen-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">schmidt hammer lassen architects</a>; Photo: Peter Barfoed</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/st/stwu4l19efg7nc8q.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/yamauchiarc/project/spiral-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spiral House</a> in Sapporo, Japan by <a href="http://archinect.com/yamauchiarc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Keikichi Yamauchi</a>; Photo: Koji Sakai</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j8/j8kmozivd6m0zbsg.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/jf-schmit/project/felix-faure-and-esperance-day-nurseries" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">F&eacute;lix-Faure and Esp&eacute;rance Day Nurseries</a> in Paris...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132566360/architects-are-not-the-creators-of-the-city-but-the-midwives-says-bjarke-ingels "[Architects] are not the creators of the city, but the midwives" says Bjarke Ingels Julia Ingalls 2015-07-23T13:51:00-04:00 >2015-07-27T12:15:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/if/if1e2w4z7ef1bb72.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In a fifty-one minute conversation with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/2332/new-york-times" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Times</a> critic <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/15010/michael-kimmelman" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Kimmelman</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127173702/bjarke-ingels-wants-to-make-the-world-of-the-future-more-like-our-dreams" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a> does little to dispel his reputation as a media-friendly starchitect who dances his way around thorny design issues by reminding everyone of the rose. When Kimmelman brings up the wind issues that an 80th story outdoor space (such as the ones proposed for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129172637/renderings-of-big-designed-two-world-trade-center-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Two World Trade Center</a>) is likely to encounter, Ingels relates an anecdote about how in Denmark the only car to have is a convertible, because even if the pleasant days are rare, they must be savored fully.</p><p>However, it is Ingels' redefinition of the architect's role, especially in the context of&nbsp;the&nbsp;discussion about how to shape the future cultural vibe of Manhattan, that makes Kimmelman shift in&nbsp;his&nbsp;seat:&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Ingels: [Architects] are not the creators of the city, but the midwives.</p><p>Kimmelman: You make the architect sound a little more passive or receptive than maybe I'm comfortable with. Do you think the architect is just receiving other peopl...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132566359/zaha-hadid-reportedly-not-giving-up-on-tokyo-stadium-plans Zaha Hadid reportedly not giving up on Tokyo stadium plans Alexander Walter 2015-07-23T13:38:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T20:07:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5q/5qbe9wkxf6zyoopm.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Zaha Hadid, the architect whose plans for the National Stadium have been scrapped, hopes to remain involved in the planning for the centerpiece for the 2020 Olympics, the Japan Sport Council said Thursday. The council said Jim Heverin, a director of Hadid&rsquo;s company, conveyed her wishes on a fact-finding visit to Japan following the cancellation. [...] Meanwhile, it has been revealed that Japan faces a &yen;5.9 billion bill for the work done so far and contracts already signed.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Despite Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132101061/zaha-s-tokyo-olympic-stadium-cancelled-abe-calls-for-a-redesign-from-scratch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pulling the plug on Hadid's stadium design</a> last week due to the unforeseen astronomical costs, the Japan Sport Council is nonetheless on the hook now for&nbsp;&yen;5.9 billion (nearly $48 million) for the work that had already been done so far by various parties. Zaha Hadid Architects' fee alone is reportedly $11.88 million &mdash;&nbsp;and that's without any damages the firm might seek over the cancelled contract.</p><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132101061/zaha-s-tokyo-olympic-stadium-cancelled-abe-calls-for-a-redesign-from-scratch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha's Tokyo Olympic Stadium cancelled &ndash; Abe calls for a redesign from scratch</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132028782/i-thought-what-when-i-heard-it-would-cost-252-billion-tadao-ando-says-about-national-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;I thought, &lsquo;What?&rsquo; when I heard it would cost &yen;252 billion,&rdquo; Tadao Ando says about National Stadium</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131889896/japanese-slam-highly-unpopular-tokyo-olympic-stadium-design-with-hilarious-memes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Japanese slam highly unpopular Tokyo Olympic Stadium design with hilarious memes</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130483595/tokyo-will-stay-the-course-with-zaha-s-olympic-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tokyo will stay the course with Zaha's Olympic stadium</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/132554306/you-want-a-piece-of-renzo-piano You Want a Piece of Renzo Piano Isaac Wilhelm 2015-07-23T11:32:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T18:03:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m7/m79x3vd9i1g8fz4b.jpg" width="514" height="643" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>He&rsquo;s Mr. Lifestyle of the rich and famous, do you want a piece of him?&nbsp; No not Britney Spears, but rather world-renowned architect Renzo Piano. Visitors to the recent Piece by Piece: Renzo Piano Building Workshop at the Power Station of Art in Shanghai were engaged in the evolution of the famous architect&rsquo;s key works through multi-media presentations.&nbsp; Various study models made of wood, foam, morphed plastic, and even pantyhose provided insight into the limitless and unpredictable avenues of the architectural creative process. &nbsp;Suspended models of various scale and detail hovered above viewers as informative construction process documentaries played on the wall. &nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8v/8vwyqvgqly0stwaq.jpg"></p><p>The entire the exhibition space pulsed with creativity.&nbsp; It was as though visitors were inside Piano&rsquo;s brain. The display workshop tables the neurons. Visitors the receptors.&nbsp; The exploratory exhibit is now closed, but like a catchy American pop-song, piece by piece Renzo Piano&rsquo;s ingenious design ingenuity has already trick...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132512542/famous-architecture-as-rendered-through-google-s-creepy-deepdream Famous Architecture as Rendered Through Google's Creepy "DeepDream" Julia Ingalls 2015-07-23T01:07:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T16:41:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n0/n0tjjtl7zyrnoj9c.jpg" width="514" height="324" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Been a little too productive today? Amuse and potentially frighten yourself by seeing what architecture looks like through the warped, creepy lens of Google's "DeepDream," a recently unveiled image recognition software program that essentially displays what artificial neural networks think they are seeing, image-wise.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z1/z1wdkhkqbyy1auf3.jpg"></p><p>Technically, there's an app for that: <a href="https://dreamscopeapp.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DreamScope</a>, which <a href="http://gizmodo.com/someone-finally-turned-googles-deepdream-code-into-a-si-1719461004" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gizmodo</a> describes as being "like Instagram on LSD, all powered by Google" that allows you to upload a photograph and then watch it be transformed through 19 discrete filters. While the app boils down the complexity and Do-Androids-Dream-of-Electric-Sheep quality of the original program, it's still a trippy (and entirely legal) way to get a fresh perspective on reality. Upload your experiments in the comments section below, and we'll pick a winner!&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132504519/500-square-feet-and-falling 500 Square Feet and Falling Julia Ingalls 2015-07-22T18:59:00-04:00 >2015-07-23T10:52:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bu/buh07kd4842mqga5.jpg" width="514" height="404" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The trend toward living in less square footage isn't just about battling rent hikes: in Orange County, the able-bodied and financially resourceful are choosing to habitate (and sometimes co-habitate) in so-called micro or mini-apartments. Although the definition varies, anything below 500 square feet is generally considered to be on the petite side. The smaller appliances, constricted shelving, and overall compactness of these places requires spatial creativity and a Spartan materialism. According to the <a href="http://www.ocregister.com/lansner/apartment-671316-one-siler.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orange County Register</a>, nursing student and 475 square foot apartment dweller Cayla Alexander says of she and her husband,&nbsp;&ldquo;We have three bowls and five plates. But when you really come down to it, do you need anything else?&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yb/yb94k36bq75mxxh4.jpg"></p><p>Perhaps the most extreme example of this trend is the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/66031295/new-york-mayor-bloomberg-announces-winner-of-adapt-nyc-micro-unit-apartment-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">My Micro NY</a>, a complex of 55 apartments designed by nARCHITECTS in New York City that range in size from 260 to 370 square feet. According to <a href="http://www.capsyscorp.com/nextlevelbuilding/?tag=micro-unit-apartment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CapsysCorps</a>, the units make use of tall ceilings, large windows an...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132488419/increasing-demand-for-education-healthcare-and-government-buildings-bolsters-architectural-billings-index Increasing demand for education, healthcare, and government buildings bolsters Architectural Billings Index Julia Ingalls 2015-07-22T13:33:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T18:39:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oc/ocs2qp7hjah8ibt8.jpg" width="514" height="355" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>According to the <a href="http://www.aia.org/press/releases/AIAB106918" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA</a>, while the demand for multi-family housing has slowed, many other design sectors, especially those related to institutional facilities, have prompted a significant increase in the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/107273/architecture-billings-index" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architectural billings index</a>, from 51.9 in May to 55.7 in June. To provide perspective, the meaning of these figures is based on a median of 50.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b2/b2zf8jvgwtf4uhg2.jpg"></p><p>A figure below 50 indicates a decline in average billings, while a figure above is a sign of expansion. The rapid uptick is echoed in the new projects inquiry index, which has currently rocketed to 63.4, up from 61.1 in May. Regionally, the Midwest is currently the hottest place for growth, with an average of 57.2, while the Northeast is trending gently upward with an ABI of 50.4.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132437755/the-same-song-sung-in-15-places The Same Song Sung in 15 Places Nam Henderson 2015-07-21T23:23:00-04:00 >2015-07-22T08:04:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hl/hl1rgnvchkqe0r7o.jpg" width="514" height="228" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>M&uuml;llner demonstrates how much environment contributes to the quality of what we hear...As slick as an advertisement, the short video uses a heavily mediated form to convey the simple idea of natural reverberation...The ways in which sound and space interact can determine the shape of a musical form.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Inspired by a video from&nbsp;<a href="https://vimeo.com/132408379" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Wikisinger</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://about.me/jonesjoshua" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Josh Jones</a>&nbsp;reflects on the relationship between&nbsp;landscape, cityscape, architectural formation and the sounds of music.&nbsp;</p><p>h/t <a href="https://twitter.com/soundscrapers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@Nick Sowers</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132415988/fancy-48m-animal-terminal-to-open-in-jfk-airport-next-year Fancy $48M animal terminal to open in JFK Airport next year Justine Testado 2015-07-21T15:20:00-04:00 >2015-07-22T14:01:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tl/tl8viqpe1fp2345m.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When a new terminal called The Ark opens next year, 178,000 sq.ft of posh amenities will include everything from a resort with suites that have large flat-screen TVs, to climate-controlled stalls, showers, massages, a private space especially set aside for penguin mating, a paw-shaped dog swimming pool, a jungle for cats made of live trees...and stables full of the finest hay a horse could hope for...But how much will this cost you? Don't expect flea motel rates.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a title="JetBlue tapped as prospective developer for JFK TWA terminal" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125446040/jetblue-tapped-as-prospective-developer-for-jfk-twa-terminal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">JetBlue tapped as prospective developer for JFK TWA terminal</a></p><p><a title="Ball-Nogues and other LA artists unveil public art commissions at LAX" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130966166/ball-nogues-and-other-la-artists-unveil-public-art-commissions-at-lax" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ball-Nogues and other LA artists unveil public art commissions at LAX</a></p><p><a title="More details on BIG's cage-free &ldquo;Zootopia&rdquo; redesign" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105885132/more-details-on-big-s-cage-free-zootopia-redesign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More details on BIG's cage-free &ldquo;Zootopia&rdquo; redesign</a></p><p><a title="Archinect's Lexicon: &quot;Dark Tourism&quot;" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117905496/archinect-s-lexicon-dark-tourism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Lexicon: "Dark Tourism"</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132358022/kate-murphy-examines-why-america-is-so-over-air-conditioned Kate Murphy examines why America is so over air-conditioned Nam Henderson 2015-07-21T00:09:00-04:00 >2015-07-21T12:00:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d6/d67caf2n63laan3n.jpg" width="514" height="380" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Commercial real estate brokers and building managers say sophisticated tenants specify so-called chilling capacity in their lease agreements so they are guaranteed cold cachet...There&rsquo;s also the widely held misconception that colder temperatures make workers more alert and productive</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/132350783/get-a-peek-of-steven-holl-s-ex-of-in-experimental-artists-residence-in-rhinebeck-ny Get a peek of Steven Holl's "Ex of In" experimental artists' residence in Rhinebeck, NY Justine Testado 2015-07-20T19:58:00-04:00 >2015-07-23T03:42:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k3/k36yswmt8n28tgm1.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A handful of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1405/steven-holl-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl</a>-designed buildings will be popping up in the next few years, with the groundbreaking of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129348666/construction-kicks-off-for-steven-holl-designed-maggie-s-centre-barts-in-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Maggie's Centre Barts in London</a> last month and construction of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127735214/construction-of-steven-holl-designed-queens-library-is-underway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Queens Library</a> already underway in New York. Steven Holl Architects recently announced the groundbreaking of another New York-based project called the Ex of In House, slated for completion in May 2016 in the village of Rhinebeck.</p><p>Located in a rural forest landscape, the house is a physical manifestation of the firm's ongoing research project "Explorations of 'IN'". Established in June 2014, the research project explores and challenges the clich&eacute;s of architectural language and commercial practice, including drawings and studies entitled with colorful names like Triple Venn Diagram Mutilation and Hybrid Combinations: Tesseract within a Cubic Sphere.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5f/5fyc4xyec0nau6a3.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zy/zykcgpk4y3qlrrbb.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/op/op4f2upmqb5onxjb.jpg"><br>&uarr; <em>Models and watercolor drawing by Steven Holl</em></p><p>As a non-profit extension of the locally based&nbsp; <a href="http://tspacerhinebeck.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"T"Space art gallery</a>, the 918 square-foot artists' residence aims...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132336245/massive-spine-skylight-in-calatrava-s-wtc-oculus-nears-completion Massive 'spine' skylight in Calatrava's WTC Oculus nears completion Alexander Walter 2015-07-20T14:35:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T19:57:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lx/lxdcpggvbki4l928.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Santiago Calatrava said the roof would open. And evidently it will. On Friday morning, a 5,700-pound glass panel was hoisted into place as a 355-foot-long operable skylight took final form in the Oculus pavilion of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, designed by Mr. Calatrava. Another panel went up in the afternoon. Those are among the last of 996 pieces of blast-resistant glass to have been installed at the Oculus since March 15. The glazing should be finished on Monday [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here are some more photos of the skylight's construction progress in the past few weeks (courtesy of <a href="https://www.facebook.com/wtcprogress" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WTC Progress</a>).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bt/bt8qhuxir20a6kun.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kw/kwhl40r3zlowup7e.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fl/fltiea0ohv1wlalm.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u4/u4qq72faas1vii6u.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yk/ykglh04ibko8cchn.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c3/c3k9iwm04s18ms18.jpg"></p><p>More about the WTC Transportation Hub in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122737225/nymag-talks-to-santiago-calatrava-about-his-wtc-station-budget-reputation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYMag talks to Santiago Calatrava about his WTC Station, budget, reputation</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115115396/how-cost-of-train-station-at-world-trade-center-swelled-to-4-billion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Cost of Train Station at World Trade Center Swelled to $4 Billion</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85362601/portion-of-4b-santiago-calatrava-designed-path-station-is-completed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Portion of $4B Santiago Calatrava-designed PATH station is completed</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/77622833/an-update-on-calatrava-s-path-station" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An update on Calatrava's PATH station</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/73850206/path-fail-the-story-of-the-world-s-most-expensive-train-station" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PATH/Fail: The Story of the World&rsquo;s Most Expensive Train Station</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/132332198/left-to-rot-abandoned-swedish-mid-century-modern-homes Left to rot: abandoned Swedish mid-century modern homes Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-20T13:01:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T16:35:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cc/cc0121fee20b247a24689bfd5a5a0659.jpg" width="514" height="380" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Swedish furniture designer and architect, Bruno Mathsson, built two summer houses between 1960 and 1965, that have slowly decayed into disrepair. Mikael Olsson has photographed both houses over the past decade [for his] book, Sodrakull Frosakull.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Bruno Mathsson's furniture designs are perhaps most recognizable by their mixture of curved wood and woven textile, and his architecture led Sweden's modernism movement. Two of his major works are his own homes, Fr&ouml;sakull and S&ouml;drakull, for which Olsson's book is named.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aq/aq1nd3zgfovjvw2z.jpg"></p><p>Take a peek inside the abandoned homes by perusing a selection of&nbsp;photos from <em>Sodrakul Frosakull:</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d5/d594412011df602fc051a07fab659f49.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3d/3da0e6dbce00d51a2703dd043318a9e6.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0e/0e8bf7e23b74e50b67b4f53ade2be128.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fc/fc486ba2b43074aa91bb09c70598eb55.jpg"></p>