Archinect - News 2014-10-30T20:04:15-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/112493011/china-s-obsession-with-vertical-cities China's obsession with vertical cities Alexander Walter 2014-10-30T14:04:00-04:00 >2014-10-30T14:04:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b9/b911110e736139b64b29492e3209f56a.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>By the end of next year one-in-three of the world&rsquo;s 100m+ skyscrapers will be in China, as its state-orchestrated urbanisation drive prompts a megacity building bonanza [...] China now has over 140 cities of more than one million people; America has nine</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/112437604/la-s-unbuilt-freeways LA's Unbuilt Freeways Nicholas Korody 2014-10-29T20:45:00-04:00 >2014-10-29T20:45:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8g/8ge14o6n16v44p9c.jpg" width="487" height="644" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Los Angeles' vast freeway system is incomplete &mdash; at least by the standards of its architects. In the 1940s, freeways were sketched through Santa Monica Boulevard, along Melrose, Highland and La Brea avenues, and near the Griffith Observatory. Many of L.A.'s freeways were built during the 1960s, but a combination of a freeway revolt, skyrocketing costs and a failure to increase the gas tax doomed the expansion of the freeway system during the 1970s.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Whew.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112435177/sn-hetta-to-take-over-sf-development-project-near-civic-center Snøhetta to take over SF development project near Civic Center Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-10-29T19:53:00-04:00 >2014-10-29T20:13:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2u/2urr6qly0sngxdon.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This would be the first U.S. tower for Sn&oslash;hetta, founded in Norway but on the rise in the United States since being selected in 2004 to design the pavilion for the National Sept. 11 Memorial &amp; Museum. Sn&oslash;hetta will replace an even better-known architect for the corner: Richard Meier, the Pritzker Prize-winning designer of the Getty Center in Los Angeles, whose firm has been working on a tower in the same location since 2008.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The site in question is directly adjacent the Civic Center's metro stop on Market St., and a large part of the developer's plans revolve around shifting this existing stop one block north, to avoid (in the SFGate author's words) the "squalid even by neighborhood standards" area. The residential tower being built on the site, which includes condominiums with retail space on the ground floor, would account for its affordable housing requirements by building separate properties three blocks away.</p><p>Sn&oslash;hetta's other work in San Francisco includes&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/30708442/sfmoma-expansion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SFMoMA's expansion</a>, which is currently under construction.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112418303/the-broad-kinda-sorta-has-an-opening-date-fall-2015 The Broad Kinda Sorta Has an Opening Date: Fall 2015 Alexander Walter 2014-10-29T14:41:00-04:00 >2014-10-29T14:44:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6z/6z10t3ha00p7w7zn.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When we last checked in with Eli Broad&rsquo;s eponymous downtown museum, its fall 2014 debut had been pushed back to some time in 2015. Today it was announced that the institution will open in fall 2015, although no precise date was given. [...] The multi-story building, designed Diller Scofidio + Renfro, is still in the midst of construction. When it opens it will join two MOCA facilities and the Japanese American National Museum, making the northern end of downtown something of a museum hub.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112259973/los-angeles-cultural-boom-gives-city-s-artists-spaces-they-can-call-home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles cultural boom gives city&rsquo;s artists spaces they can call home</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101037764/eli-broad-s-art-showcase-in-los-angeles-still-unfinished-sues-over-delays" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eli Broad&rsquo;s Art Showcase in Los Angeles, Still Unfinished, Sues Over Delays</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/82061530/eli-broad-s-art-museum-designed-by-ds-r-to-open-in-late-2014-and-will-offer-free-admission" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eli Broad's art museum, designed by DS+R, to open in late 2014 and will offer free admission</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/112415885/how-andrew-carnegie-built-the-architecture-of-american-literacy How Andrew Carnegie Built the Architecture of American Literacy Archinect 2014-10-29T13:48:00-04:00 >2014-10-30T18:56:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9f/9fee2ff54a096071528bf7cccfc49e56.jpg" width="514" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Between 1893 and 1919&mdash; 3-decade run referred to as the Golden Age of the American public library system&mdash;Carnegie paid to build 1,689 libraries in the U.S. These seeded the DNA for nearly every American library built before the end of World War II. That may explain in part why there is no central accounting for Carnegie's libraries, which were built without any oversight from a formal program or foundation: Even libraries that aren't historical Carnegie libraries share their aesthetic philosophy.</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/112338758/oslo-council-votes-yes-on-new-munch-museum Oslo council votes yes on new Munch Museum Alexander Walter 2014-10-28T13:51:00-04:00 >2014-10-29T21:42:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/64/64a82e38bc054ae1a3c5f49ebad0a2ee.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Oslo&rsquo;s city council approved a plan for a new Munch Museum on the waterfront in a vote on 22 October. A new building designed by the architecture firm Herreros will be constructed at a cost of 2.8m Norwegian kroner. [...] The long-delayed project has hit a number of political hurdles since the architects were first chosen in a competition in 2009. Some critics feared the dramatic design [...] would deprive the city&rsquo;s relatively new landmark opera building of the attention it deserves.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/87143/winners-for-oslo-s-new-library-and-museum-competiton-announced" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winners for Oslo's New Library and Museum Competiton Announced</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112337949/picasso-museum-reopens-after-five-year-renovation Picasso Museum reopens after five-year renovation Alexander Walter 2014-10-28T13:38:00-04:00 >2014-10-29T21:43:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8d/8db65c8821200f5dc9bb88513b0cd063.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One of the most popular museums in Paris, the Picasso Museum, reopens on Saturday after a five-year closure for a costly and controversial renovation. [...] In the run-up to the big day, Lebon has been busy conducting VIP tours. Among his guests: the American architect Frank Gehry, whose monumental Louis Vuitton art foundation has just opened on the other side of Paris. "I am not here to criticise the architecture, but to praise the painting - which is of course phenomenal," says Gehry.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111797408/an-architect-s-big-parisian-moment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An Architect&rsquo;s Big Parisian Moment</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112044968/mpavillion-is-a-kind-of-southern-hemisphere-serpentine-pavilion MPavillion is a kind of southern hemisphere Serpentine Pavilion Andrew Michler 2014-10-24T18:29:00-04:00 >2014-10-29T19:59:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6d/6d8bc3p4quxerdv7.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Conceived as a kind of southern hemisphere Serpentine Pavilion, the MPavilion has just opened its first work, a 12&times;12 meter kinetic box by the local architect Sean Godsell. Using the typically restrained massing of his homes as a template Godsell has then animated the space with a fully louvered skin. The pavilion is placed in the 18th century Queen Victoria Garden with Melbourne&rsquo;s high rises serving as a backdrop.</p></em><br /><br /><p>It's spring in Melbourne and there could not be a better place to spend an afternoon having a coffee than in a building that completely opens up.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112032095/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-color-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Color" Pinterest Board Archinect 2014-10-24T14:52:00-04:00 >2014-10-29T23:48:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s4/s4ad9nqfbk2hsjjg.jpg" width="514" height="767" 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/color/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Color</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i8/i80dqgwveq9y9u7x.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/reatig/project/in-living-color" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Living Color</a> in Washington, D.C. by <a href="http://archinect.com/reatig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Suzane Reatig Architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6z/6z3dqyjn54uce05t.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/59770690/15-central-park-west/111490761" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">15 Central Park West</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/daquinomonaco" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">D'Aquino Monaco Inc.</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/el/eltcazwbdoo04sjz.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/38193635/lightwell-greater-boston-orthodontics/106633561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lightwell - Greater Boston Orthodontics</a> in Waltham, MA by <a href="http://archinect.com/mergearchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Merge Architects</a>; Photo: John Horner</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lp/lpn8xwgjn7z9dalj.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/56904349/st-edward-s-university-doyle-hall/109639525" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">St. Edward's University Doyle Hall</a> in Austin, TX by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/56904349/specht-harpman" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Specht Harpman</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5w/5wdnztd0lzlfpmym.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/23900/melissa-we-are-flowers/103496110" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Melissa - We Are Flowers</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/softlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOFTlab</a>; Photo: Alan Tansey</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pc/pc77hlc1wjla1ohc.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/15860538/skanska-usa-building/111882630" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skanska USA Building</a> in Parsippany, NJ by <a href="http://archinect.com/tedmoudis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ted Moudis Associates</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3v/3vh49i88jz0jxegz.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 Architects Inc.</a> in association with Shoalts &amp; Zaback Architects Ltd.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2q/2q9m7rxcjnovgmj0.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/cebra/project/grundfos-dormitory2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grundfos Dormitory</a> in Aarhus, Denmark by <a href="http://archinect.com/cebra" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CEBRA </a>&amp; NIRAS</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p0/p0cxmisovxoukmjb.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/meindesign/project/little-bathroom-d-pl2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Litt...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111950133/denver-s-union-station-is-lacking-diversity-and-local-critic-places-the-blame-on-the-architecture Denver's Union Station is lacking diversity and local critic places the blame on the architecture Archinect 2014-10-23T12:54:00-04:00 >2014-10-29T22:55:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oz/ozo9fb03fwqdu86p.jpg" width="514" height="349" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Let's start with the building itself, the actual architecture. Union Station is a neo-classical mix of styles &mdash; European styles. The symmetry, arched windows, ornate cornice and stacked, stone walls have their roots in the glory days of France, England, Greece and Rome, in empires that were nearly absent of ethnic minorities and who felt fully at ease invading, exploiting and actually enslaving the people of Africa, subcontinent Asia and South America.</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/111944486/urban-planners-propose-moving-madison-square-garden-to-nearby-post-office Urban Planners Propose Moving Madison Square Garden to Nearby Post Office dschulz18 2014-10-23T12:22:00-04:00 >2014-10-29T22:07:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vt/vtrgcebu8o6kt1dh.jpg" width="514" height="306" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If there&rsquo;s one thing that all New Yorkers can agree on it&rsquo;s that Penn Station is pretty awful. And if we&rsquo;re ever going to get a new home for NJ Transit, Amtrak, and the LIRR, Madison Square Garden will have to move (just don&rsquo;t tell any die-hard Rangers fans that).</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Alliance for a New Penn Station is proposing in a new report that the world-famous venue Madison Square Garden be relocated to the nearby Morgan Post Office and Annex, which occupies&nbsp;the block bound by&nbsp;9th and 10th avenues and 28th and 30th streets. They say the mail sorting facility site is large enough to accommodate a new state-of-the-art arena and it's just a quick walk to Penn Station.</p><p>Penn Station was designed&nbsp;for 200,000 passengers a day and now sees 600,000, making a redesign necessary.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111904348/editor-s-picks-390 Editor's Picks #390 Nam Henderson 2014-10-23T11:56:00-04:00 >2014-10-23T17:22:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yw/yweflrhmxywk8wry.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Amelia <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/111205340/aftershock-4-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-neuroscientific-architecture-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">profiles the </a><a href="http://www.anfarch.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/111205340/aftershock-4-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-neuroscientific-architecture-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&nbsp;aka ANFA</a> and ponders the lessons from her time spent down in San Diego for ANFA&rsquo;s annual three-day conference at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.&nbsp;Does neuro-architecture truly hold the promise of translational design?</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i1/i1tcvs0s8n8jxx5y.jpg"></p><p><strong>midlander</strong> dreams "<em>I have a hard time seeing how this provides more meaningful feedback than occupant surveys...That said...I can't wait until I can wear some headset that makes revit models of whatever I'm thinking!</em>"&nbsp;while <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/5808858/chris-teeter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris Teeter</a>&nbsp;a regular advocate for the use of the "<em>the old EEG headset</em>"&nbsp;was pleased "<em>great piece and like how you link all your news posts into a feature story..Although, much of what is going on now is data gathering, it is considerably more useful than just survey stats</em>".</p><p>For a more speculative version of <strong>Deans List</strong>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/110738703/the-deans-list-hernan-diaz-alonso-of-sci-arc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect spoke with Hernan Diaz Alonso, upcoming Director at </a><a href="http://archinect.com/sci-arc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a> in Los Angeles.<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/92/92yenyqh77puyd55.jpg"></p><p>"Archinect Sessions" a new weekly podcast hosted by Paul and Amelia, releas...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111874576/back-to-the-future-the-fake-relics-of-the-old-chinese-city-of-datong Back to the future: the fake relics of the 'old' Chinese city of Datong Alexander Walter 2014-10-22T13:22:00-04:00 >2014-10-29T21:38:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/de/de23440dde4b355190358a7007e6bb17.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Six years ago the then-mayor launched an ambitious plan to reconstruct the lost walls, watchtowers and Ming-style homes of the city &ndash; resettling tens of thousands of residents and transforming Datong into a tourist site. Now few want to live here</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/111873772/buffalo-s-jewel-box-art-museum-to-grow Buffalo’s jewel-box art museum to grow Alexander Walter 2014-10-22T13:12:00-04:00 >2014-10-22T13:33:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cb/cb17aa9d6f8911359b6b5771a59fb58f.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, is preparing to launch its first major expansion effort in more than 50 years. [...] In 2012, the board commissioned the architectural firm Sn&oslash;hetta to produce a master plan for future growth, but the details of this project have remained under wraps. Museum leaders told the Buffalo News that they are interested in holding an architectural competition for design proposals following their meetings with the public.</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/111801440/the-anatomy-of-a-building-sancaklar-mosque The Anatomy of a Building: “Sancaklar Mosque” Archinect 2014-10-21T14:43:00-04:00 >2014-10-21T15:00:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1i/1ihd086xdkpci4g0.jpg" width="514" height="260" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Depicting the Sancaklar Mosque, commissioned by Sancaklar Foundation and designed by EAA -- Emre Arolat Architects, this film is a semi-documentary salute to this distinguished example of modern architecture, which stands out among Turkey's Islamic places of worship dominated by historicist building typologies.</p></em><br /><br /><p>SGMStudio&nbsp;(Sarraf | Galeyan | Mekanik)&nbsp;has filmed a short documentary on EAA &ndash; Emre Arolat Architects&rsquo; Sancaklar Mosque -a building that stands out as one of the rare examples of modern architecture among Turkey's Islamic places of worship.&nbsp;SGMStudio&rsquo;s &ldquo;Sancaklar Mosque&rdquo;&nbsp;premiered at Architecture Week Prague and will be on display until October 12th as part of EAA&rsquo;s exhibition. Concurrently, the film will be available online.</p><p>Known for its works at the 1st Istanbul Design Biennial&rsquo;s &ldquo;Musibet&rdquo; exhibition and cooperations with various NGO's focusing on the built environment, creative media practice&nbsp;SGMStudio&nbsp;visualized the transformation of steel, concrete and stone into a place of worship in the&nbsp;&ldquo;Sancaklar Mosque&rdquo;&nbsp;film by following every step of the way, from the start of the mosque&rsquo;s construction until its inauguration.</p><p>Sancaklar Mosque, commissioned by Sancaklar Foundation, is a distinguished example of modern architecture that stands out among Turkey's Islamic places of worship domi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111797408/an-architect-s-big-parisian-moment An Architect’s Big Parisian Moment Alexander Walter 2014-10-21T13:31:00-04:00 >2014-10-21T21:07:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b1/b1c87e26352d2acec2040ff4bc37064d.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a cultural twofer that makes it Frank Gehry week here, the Louis Vuitton Foundation, a private cultural center and contemporary-art museum designed by Mr. Gehry, had its official inaugural ceremony on Monday, attended by the French president, Fran&ccedil;ois Hollande. At the same time, the Pompidou Center across town is giving Mr. Gehry, based in Los Angeles, a major career retrospective, his first in Europe.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102640738/gehry-designed-fondation-louis-vuitton-to-open-this-october" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry-designed Fondation Louis Vuitton to open this October</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111797399/obama-s-presidential-library-four-radical-visions-of-the-future-from-top-architects Obama's presidential library: four radical visions of the future from top architects Alexander Walter 2014-10-21T13:19:00-04:00 >2014-10-29T22:11:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/71/712f61acd201ca626a5b7f06fca33437.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Barack Obama still has two long years left to cement his legacy as something between &ldquo;yes we can&rdquo; and &ldquo;at least I tried&rdquo;. Regardless of how history remembers him, Obama will always represent a shift from the old guard, an idealistic starting point for what (and who) future presidents could be. For now, though, his official museum, his keeper of secrets: couldn&rsquo;t that still be a tangible change we can believe in? At least an architectural one?</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/111571011/rescuing-washington-s-skyline Rescuing Washington's Skyline Jack Waterman 2014-10-20T17:10:00-04:00 >2014-10-23T21:00:25-04:00 <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 >2014-10-29T23:42:52-04:00 <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 >2014-10-21T23:28:36-04:00 <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>