Archinect - News 2017-02-22T15:24:16-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149993305/a-canadian-developer-is-building-an-enclave-of-world-class-architecture-in-the-alberta-foothills A Canadian developer is building an enclave of world-class architecture in the Alberta foothills Nicholas Korody 2017-02-22T12:26:00-05:00 >2017-02-22T13:53:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9o/9oy6sgw3od8ip3kc.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Ian MacGregor, the president and chief executive of North West Upgrading Inc. and a self-described &ldquo;guy who works in the oil business&rdquo;, is <a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/real-estate/calgary-and-edmonton/in-alberta-foothills-a-plan-to-build-an-enclave-of-world-classarchitecture/article34071267/?cmpid=rss1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reportedly</a> planning to fund and develop a cluster of architectural icons in the idyllic foothills of Alberta. Dubbed the Carraig Ridge, the community will be located between Cochrane and Canmore. Already, the 650-acre site hosts &ldquo;the Rock House&rdquo; designed by Seattle-based architect James Cutler of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/17256cutler-anderson-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cutler Anderson Architects</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t3/t34cii97a8vizbd4.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yw/ywybok3kbsnckjxz.jpg"></p><p>MacGregor, compelled by the beauty of the region, says he bought the $20-million site to avoid its division into a series of smaller parcels. Despite his profession, the developer is committed to preserving the area&rsquo;s environment. He brought some notable conservation planners, including Randall Arendt and Christopher Alexander, to scope out the site.</p><p>Now, the development will host 44 lots between two and five acres. Each parcel is priced at $1.05 million&mdash;unless you&rsquo;re willing to put up an extra million to get a sleek home design...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149993202/matter-design-s-five-fields-play-structure-reinvents-the-purpose-of-play Matter Design's Five Fields Play Structure Reinvents the Purpose of Play Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-02-21T21:01:00-05:00 >2017-02-22T13:07:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hh/hhksloebkzr7gl7g.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The intent is to not ask what the structure does, but how it imagines new possibilities</p></em><br /><br /><p>It has been said that play is the exultation of the possible. The Five Fields Play Structure then, is the fullest realization of this theory on play. <a href="http://www.matterdesignstudio.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Matter Design</a>, an interdisciplinary design practice founded in 2008 by Brandon Clifford and Wes McGee, collaborated with <a href="http://www.frsch.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FR|SCH</a>, an architecture and design studio founded by Michael Schanbacher and Kerri Frick, to design this&nbsp;structure that proudly has no purpose. Instead, the form becomes a blank canvas meant for childish exploration and the cultivation of their imagination.</p><p>The design resists any directive and rejects specified, singular usage. Twenty-foot tall vertical elements seem to contribute to the structure at one moment, but then extend into the landscape. Doors and stairs, while standard architectural elements, are rethought to lead to nowhere and color is used as a suggestive rather than a clear label on entries and key moments. Another prominent design strategy was to provide multiple means of access to any location. These ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149992550/history-of-the-present-mexico-city History of the Present: Mexico City Places Journal 2017-02-17T15:51:00-05:00 >2017-02-20T10:21:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cm/cmrokpxnjmaxc0k3.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An unpopular president, a myth-making architect, and a multibillionaire tycoon are building an oversize airport in a nature preserve. Can they make Mexico great again?</p></em><br /><br /><p>The progressive capital of Mexico has&nbsp;a long history of massive infrastructure projects&nbsp;&mdash;&nbsp;<em>megaproyectos</em>&nbsp;&mdash; with egalitarian aims. Daniel Brook looks at the social, political, and environmental issues surrounding the latest&nbsp;&mdash; a $13bn new airport rising on a sinking lakebed. This article is part of <em>Places'</em> ongoing series, <a href="https://placesjournal.org/series/history-of-the-present/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">History of the Present</a>, on global cities in transition.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149992403/mcgregor-coxall-to-design-bird-airport-wetland-park-in-tianjin McGregor Coxall to design “bird airport” wetland park in Tianjin Justine Testado 2017-02-16T21:12:00-05:00 >2017-02-21T18:49:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ru/ruji34q138civb0t.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Australian practice McGregor Coxall had the winning scheme to transform a degenerate landfill site into a new migratory-bird wetland sanctuary park in Tianjin, China. The Asian Development Bank and the Port of Tianjin co-launched the park design competition in response to the increasing loss of critical bird habitats and declining shorebird populations in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway, which an estimated 50 million migratory shorebirds use every year. The EAAF extends to Alaska and Russia's Taimyr Peninsula in the north, East Asia and parts of Southeast Asia, and Australia and New Zealand in the south.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/as/asdlnm9zl6q6c748.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t2/t29mky7ig0h0nddu.jpg"></p><p>As a pilot project in China's national <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149973118/the-absorbing-design-of-china-s-anti-flood-sponge-cities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sponge city program</a>, the project in the Lingang region is a 60-hectare masterplan of constructed wetlands, parkland, and urban forest.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ru/ruji34q138civb0t.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lr/lrl6lmuylvk9k2rp.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6m/6m1wmicr9z9s9nhe.jpg"></p><p>Described as a &ldquo;bird airport&rdquo; by the architects, the wetland sanctuary will allow weary migratory birds to feed and rest, while human visitors can check out the Water Pavilion education and research center or t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149992332/demolition-of-tadao-ando-s-piccadilly-gardens-in-manchester-now-council-approved Demolition of Tadao Ando's Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester now Council-approved Julia Ingalls 2017-02-16T12:55:00-05:00 >2017-02-20T09:46:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a8/a8lwh3vf947e89cq.jpg" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Although plans to tear down Tadao Ando's Piccadilly Gardens have been floating about since last late last year, the Manchester City Council just gave its official approval to knock down Ando's quasi-Brutalist structure in favor of a "leisure-led" scheme last week, according to the <a href="https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/council-backs-demolition-for-tadao-andos-only-uk-building/10017301.article?blocktitle=news-feature&amp;contentID=17135" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects Journal</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jv/jvcbu9j0k7p8pu74.jpg"></p><p>In a thoughtful piece written for <a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/home-and-garden/architecture/russell-smith-tadao-ando-and-the-problem-of-architecture-thats-toogood/article33006792/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Globe and Mail</a> last year, Russell Smith questioned the role of the experts who had commissioned Ando to design the Gardens versus the opinions of the locals who encountered it daily. He noted that a&nbsp;"sealant, for some reason, possibly economic, was not used to coat the large unadorned surfaces of the Manchester pavilion. That building, basically a shelter to house a small caf&eacute;, occupies half of Piccadilly Gardens, presenting one long curving blank wall of concrete to the south side. The concrete, under the steady British drizzle, did not wear well: it started to stain with dark streaks, to look like the depressing and crumbling masses of postwar brut...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149989838/reverting-from-an-industrial-base-to-social-capital-driven-economy-in-chelyabinsk-s-winning-master-plan Reverting from an industrial base to "social capital"-driven economy in Chelyabinsk's winning master plan Julia Ingalls 2017-02-02T13:12:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T22:07:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r0/r0kib5cidkpwaw6e.jpg" width="650" height="460" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>How can architects transform the driving economy of a preexisting city? The team of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/9162581/de-architekten-cie" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">de Architekten Cie. + Felixx Landscape Architects &amp; Planners</a> won&nbsp;The&nbsp;City Administration of Chelyabinsk's&nbsp;competition to redesign the historical center of their formerly industrial town based on a scheme that fosters "the city as a breeding ground for social capital."&nbsp;According to a press release, the team's plan transforms the city of approximately 1.5 million people in three principal ways:&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/55/55rkvdgyxveetlgd.jpg"></p><p><strong>1. Grid: Inclusive realm</strong></p><p>Streets are the main public realms in the city. Apart from being spaces for car traffic, they serve as linear public spaces. The redevelopment and upgrading of streets allows for the integration of environmental infrastructure, the organization of slow traffic and public transportation.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/oz/ozvm07rw5iotrr8c.jpg"></p><p><strong>2. Blocks: Mixed-use program</strong></p><p>The existing blocks in the city leave a lot of empty space yet to be developed. The new masterplan proposes gradual transformation of the existing grid by replacing deteriorated ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149989811/1-billion-scheme-for-london-s-greenwich-peninsula-designed-by-calatrava-unveiled £1 billion scheme for London's Greenwich Peninsula designed by Calatrava unveiled Abigail Banfield 2017-02-02T10:02:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T21:19:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xh/xhvb83sz2vqehqfn.jpg" width="650" height="425" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Peninsula Place, part of the Greenwich Peninsula redevelopment, is a billion pound landmark building, designed by architect, artist, and engineer, Santiago Calatrava. He was joined at today&rsquo;s press conference by Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London), Peter Murray (NLA), and Richard Margree and Sammy Lee (Knight Dragon).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/36/36fz8hu0oohbs01o.jpg"></p><p>The conference this morning took place in the Now Gallery, which is part of the Gateway Pavilions. The space, which is on the doorstep of North Greenwich tube station, was designed by Marks Barfield, and is (as described by Margree) &ldquo;a deliberate statement of intent by Knight Dragon as to what we wanted to do here, and the quality that we will bring.&rdquo; This initial building - the literal and metaphorical gateway - is one which will set the tone for the development. Knight Dragon's overarching aim for the 150 acre site is to become an attractive and thriving community of seven neighbourhoods, and is why the team approached Santiago Calatrava almost two years ago to create someth...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149989459/aia-forecast-indicates-a-great-market-for-design-job-seekers-in-2017 AIA forecast indicates a great market for design job seekers in 2017 Julia Ingalls 2017-01-31T13:34:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T00:37:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yw/ywthjj442emtork4.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Unemployed? Well, you shouldn't be: according to the AIA Consensus Construction Forecast, non-residential building projects are predicted to be strong throughout 2017, which means that design talent is currently in&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">high demand</a>. As AIA Chief Economist Kermit Baker explains in a press release, "virtually every segment of the design and construction market is reporting that recruiting and retaining qualified staff is a growing issue. Many workers left the industry during the downturn, and others left the workforce entirely, and rebuilding a competent and productive workforce is a challenge, particularly when the national unemployment rate is below five percent.&rdquo; (By the way: if you want tailored advice for how to get hired at specific firms, check out Archinect's series <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/802122/how-to-get-a-job-at-______" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"How To Get a Job At ___"</a>).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/kr/krlihqr5wuaw6xs1.png"></p><p>View full press release:</p><p><strong>Washington, D.C. &ndash; January 31, 2017</strong>&nbsp;&ndash; With construction spending continuing on an upward trajectory, 2016 can be considered a successful year for the nonresidential bui...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149989454/christo-abandons-15-million-u-s-based-river-project-as-protest-against-landlord-trump Christo abandons $15 million U.S.-based river project as protest against "landlord" Trump Julia Ingalls 2017-01-31T12:46:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T00:38:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/to/toia3kpmoz7ycke1.jpg" width="620" height="401" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Christo's proposed silver-fabric-panel draped "Over the River" project has been in the making for about 25 years, after he started hunting for a natural host site in 1992 and then gradually garnered the neccessary official approvals and permits over the following decades for a 42-mile stretch along the Colorado River. However, the artist is abandoning the $15 million dollar project as a protest against President Trump, explaining that&nbsp;&ldquo;The federal government is our landlord.&nbsp;They own the land. And I can&rsquo;t do a project that benefits this landlord.&rdquo; Although it's doubtful that the official landlord would appreciate the nuance and splendor of Christo's work, the people of Colorado would have undoubtedly benefitted economically from tourists.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149988719/make-s-36-storey-tower-1-leadenhall-approved Make's 36-storey tower 1 Leadenhall approved Ellen Hancock 2017-01-26T06:26:00-05:00 >2017-01-26T11:00:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r5/r5elm9t0idq94d36.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designed by the former Foster + Partners architect Ken Shuttleworth&rsquo;s Make practice, 1 Leadenhall will have 540,000 sq ft of office space, as well as 50,000 sq ft of shops and cafes on the ground, first and second floors. A public terrace will overlook the roof of the adjacent Grade II-listed Victorian market. Construction is due to start next year and the building is expected to open in 2021.</p></em><br /><br /><p>1 Leadenhall, so named due to its location next to the historic&nbsp;Leadenhall Market, will be 182.7-metre (600ft) and 36 stories high. The &pound;400m skyscraper&nbsp;is one of the several new towers being built in the surrounding area,&nbsp;including 1 Undershaft that will be the second-tallest building in Western Europe nearly 300 meters tall and also the reworked 22 Bishopsgate or Pinnacle as it's been nicknamed.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pn/pn19gcp0ijpwqcda.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149988315/watch-ex-of-in-house-an-unusual-compelling-new-video-from-steven-holl Watch "Ex of IN House," an unusual, compelling new video from Steven Holl Julia Ingalls 2017-01-24T12:43:00-05:00 >2017-02-01T20:14:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rj/rjc2rdm08iwo7lnb.jpg" width="650" height="359" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Poetry, abstracted Venn diagrams of spheres, and a love for natural materials are just some of the components that go into this video from Steven Holl, who acts as a kind of a hyper-thoughtful Huell Howser as he explores a gorgeous new home parented primarily by concept. Entitled "Ex of IN House," the video explores the formulation, execution, and daily reality of a home built on a splendor of acreage in Rhinebeck, New York. Likening program to a bunch of bananas, Holl advocates for abstraction in the design process, explaining that with the concept of IN, "all space is sacred." With a soundtrack that seems to combine the plinkiness of Thomas Newman with the urgency of Clint Mansell, it's a bit of a wonder (<a href="https://vimeo.com/199345992" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to view</a>).</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149987392/is-sn-hetta-s-7th-room-2017-s-coolest-literally-and-figuratively-treehouse Is Snøhetta's "7th room" 2017's coolest (literally and figuratively) treehouse? Julia Ingalls 2017-01-19T14:10:00-05:00 >2017-01-23T20:27:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rs/rs5ub5ymi71igsh8.jpg" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Sn&oslash;hetta's "7th Room" is an addition to the previously existing Treehotel in Northern Sweden. The tree-canopy-level, snow-blanketed room features a pretty cool assortment of sleek furnishings and views, whether you're standing on the ground looking up, or lounging on the fur-lined chairs looking out.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xb/xbziedyulg691i1c.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hv/hv0lvgnfmgadn68j.jpg"></p><p>In addition to the tree that grows through the cabin, the arrangement of the rooms, centered around a netted terrace, gives "7th Room" a hyper-sophisticated treehouse vibe.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b8/b8ravqtgm8x4fr5j.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cq/cqy0j53rk4jg8op5.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149985754/cuomo-announces-750-mile-empire-state-trail-a-continuous-trail-connecting-nyc-to-canada Cuomo announces 750-mile Empire State Trail, a continuous trail connecting NYC to Canada Alyssa Alimurung 2017-01-10T17:18:00-05:00 >2017-01-15T17:23:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n9/n9bocf168i7c393c.jpg" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This morning Governor Cuomo announced that the state would invest in building a $200 million Empire State Trail that would span 750 miles connecting the bottom of Manhattan all the way to the border of Canada. The project would build upon two existing but incomplete trailways&mdash;the Hudson River Valley Greenway and the Erie Canalway&mdash;and become the largest, state multi-use trail in the nation.</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/149985681/hyperloop-one-announces-35-semifinalists-in-17-countries-for-its-global-challenge Hyperloop One announces 35 semifinalists in 17 countries for its global challenge Julia Ingalls 2017-01-10T12:58:00-05:00 >2017-01-15T15:28:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nt/ntjlwuy428zfvfu9.jpg" width="650" height="357" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Whether you envisioned Hyperloop One as an overhyped pneumatic tube or an inventive way to transport cargo and/or passengers, 35 teams from 17 countries around the world have just been announced as semifinalists in the contest to create working transit corridors for the technology. The 35 proposed routes are sited in countries including Argentina, Poland, Australia, India, the U.K. and the U.S. (the full list is below). Finalists will be announced in May after three global showcase events where each team has the chance to demonstrate how their proposal will economically benefit their region. The showcases will be held in New Delhi on February 28th, Washington D.C. on April 6th, and London on April 27th. Twenty of the proposals currently have governmental or other funding sources already lined up.&nbsp;</p><p>Corridors in&nbsp;the semifinalist round include:<br>AR Buenos Aires-Cordoba<br>AU Sydney-Melbourne<br>CA Ontario (cargo)<br>CA Toronto-Montreal<br>CA Vancouver (cargo)<br>CH Shanghai-Hangzhou<br>DE Autobahn<br>EE Tallin-Helsi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149985035/can-late-modernism-survive-the-near-future Can late modernism survive the near future? Julia Ingalls 2017-01-05T18:32:00-05:00 >2017-01-09T14:01:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yl/ylegkxgb5e8qt29h.jpg" width="650" height="520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>All across Los Angeles, buildings by the city's most important firms face preservation threats. Rejected and outmoded, can late modernism find love?</p></em><br /><br /><p>What is the value of history in a city known for its ephemerality? (Hint: um, not much, unless everyone agrees it is pretty.) In this <a href="http://www.laweekly.com/arts/can-preservationists-save-las-late-modernist-landmarks-from-the-wrecking-ball-7784088" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">piece for the L.A. Weekly</a>, Mimi Zeiger thoroughly investigates the state of late modernist structures in the City of Angels, and how likely it is that many of these often repurposed (and unfortunately altered) buildings will survive changing public tastes. While the LAX theme building has been legally protected from demolition, other notable works--like William L. Pereira's original LACMA buildings--haven't met with the same preservationist zeal.&nbsp;</p><p>Modernism, in the news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938550/le-corbusier-s-cit-de-refuge-in-paris-to-reopen-after-restoration" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Le Corbusier's Cit&eacute; de Refuge in Paris to reopen after restoration</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937684/will-mies-van-der-rohe-s-wolf-house-rise-again" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Mies van der Rohe&rsquo;s Wolf House rise again?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145515699/winners-of-the-african-modernism-book-giveaway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winners of the "African Modernism" book giveaway</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149984928/poissy-galore-artfully-frames-green-public-space-on-the-banks-of-the-seine "Poissy Galore" artfully frames green public space on the banks of the Seine Julia Ingalls 2017-01-05T13:27:00-05:00 >2017-01-09T14:02:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7s/7swadafojuygd41d.jpg" width="650" height="696" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Situated in Carri&egrave;re-Sous-Poissy&nbsp;in France along the River Seine, "Poissy Galore" by Armengaud Armengaud Cianchetta (AAC) and Herlach Hartmann Frommenwiler (HHF) is designed primarily as an ecological public space for both Parisian residents and far-flung visitors. Consisting of an observatory, an insect museum and a visitor center, the project title is an apt play on the James Bond film, both in terms of its expansiveness and playfulness. The inventive timber construction and visually arresting angular framing is as much a part of the project's allure as its nuanced integration into its 113 hectare site.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4h/4hm4ls1tto8u2eka.jpg"></p><p>As the architects explain, "With the exception of the observatory, which is a steel construction,&nbsp;the collection of pavilions and small 'follies' is based on a modular wood system, repeating and combining different sized and angled timber frames."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6v/6vdvt3lzwbzqkltf.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/eb/ebffxkguoh8nl3w9.jpg"></p><p>In addition to the public spaces, the project also has private offices and storage, including facilities to raise insects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j2/j22fxjdrtn5tine1.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n3/n3b8xfne1ltwnrjd.jpg"></p><p>The latest in F...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149984590/defacing-the-stone-a-history-of-vandalism-on-famous-architectural-landmarks Defacing the stone: a history of vandalism on famous architectural landmarks Julia Ingalls 2017-01-03T21:24:00-05:00 >2017-01-08T22:22:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g3/g38vqgkwpox3xk1p.jpg" width="633" height="598" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For as long as there have been landmarks, there have been people willing to deface them in the name of politics, art, fame or sheer stupidity.</p></em><br /><br /><p>From the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge to the Trevi fountain in Rome, this Guardian article explores a brief history of temporary vandalism on famous landmarks (and it's not just artfully placed tarps: try a dangling VW Beetle!).&nbsp;</p><p>From the annals of the vandals:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131021521/detroit-issues-arrest-for-vandal-shepard-fairey" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Detroit issues arrest for "vandal" Shepard Fairey</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126358573/manchester-man-gets-potholes-fixed-by-drawing-giant-penises-around-them" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manchester man gets potholes fixed by drawing giant penises around them</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123372967/kant-is-a-moron-graffitied-on-the-philosopher-s-home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Kant is a moron" graffitied on the philosopher's home</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149984580/stalled-out-thomas-heatherwick-s-new-bus-for-london-nixed-by-mayor-sadiq-khan Stalled out: Thomas Heatherwick's "New Bus for London" nixed by Mayor Sadiq Khan Julia Ingalls 2017-01-03T19:42:00-05:00 >2017-01-04T15:46:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mi/mimz8nvhihlg2r7y.jpg" width="650" height="410" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Partly in order to help pay for a transit fare freeze, Sadiq Khan has&nbsp;<a href="http://content.tfl.gov.uk/tfl-business-plan-december-2016.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">halted the order</a> for the double-decker, triple-doored Thomas Heatherwick-designed "New Bus for London," which would have replaced the old fleet of Routemaster buses. Much like Heatherwick's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957070/london-mayor-sadiq-khan-blocks-extra-funds-for-garden-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">troubled Garden Bridge proposal</a>, the costly New Bus for London was backed by former mayor Boris Johnson, whose funding policies have largely attracted more public ire than praise.&nbsp;</p><p>For more on Thomas Heatherwick: &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149977916/paul-goldberger-on-thomas-heatherwick-21st-century-eames" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Goldberger on Thomas Heatherwick: "21st-Century Eames"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149968515/renderings-of-thomas-heatherwick-s-vessel-for-new-york-s-hudson-yard-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renderings of Thomas Heatherwick's "Vessel" for New York's Hudson Yard revealed</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955298/construction-on-heatherwick-s-pier55-halted-due-to-court-order" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Construction on Heatherwick's Pier55 halted due to court order</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149983672/elaine-chao-wants-speedier-approvals-for-dot-s-infrastructure-projects Elaine Chao wants speedier approvals for DOT's infrastructure projects Julia Ingalls 2016-12-22T16:22:00-05:00 >2016-12-23T08:28:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p3/p3au7tzovzk69kgh.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Nominee for Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao laid out her vision for DOT should the senate confirm her, and it's heavy on lifting regulations while breezing past funding issues. According to <a href="http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/morning-transportation/2016/12/chaos-agenda-for-dot-217978" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Politico</a>:</p><p><em>Chao said she wants to reduce "regulatory burdens when appropriate." And she hopes to speed up project approvals regardless of whether infrastructure programs get a funding boost. &ldquo;With or without a new infusion of funds, it is necessary to look at the existing processes for infrastructure development and find more efficient ways to address bottlenecks in planning and permitting,&rdquo; Chao said. That response indicates Chao isn&rsquo;t assuming Congress will pass a large infrastructure spending package.</em></p><p>For more on Trump's political cabinet of curiosities:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149981644/5-housing-experts-offer-opinions-about-ben-carson-s-direction-as-hud-head" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5 housing experts offer opinions about Ben Carson's direction as HUD head</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980853/trump-nominates-elaine-chao-for-secretary-of-transportation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Trump nominates Elaine Chao for Secretary of Transportation</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149982839/former-texas-governor-rick-perry-nominated-as-secretary-of-u-s-department-of-energy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Former Texas Governor Rick Perry nominated as Secretary of U.S. Department of Energy</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149983468/the-stonehenge-in-the-amazon-reveals-an-unexpected-ancient-history The "Stonehenge" in the Amazon reveals an unexpected ancient history Julia Ingalls 2016-12-20T18:03:00-05:00 >2016-12-22T07:18:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xj/xjqbrzet48baoh5c.jpg" width="640" height="359" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Roughly one thousand years ago, a civilization in what is now known as the Brailizan Amazon constructed what appears to be an astronomical observation structure that, thanks to its inadvertent discovery by a tree-razing cattle ranch foreman in the 1990s, has been dubbed the area's "Stonehenge." This <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/14/world/americas/brazil-amazon-megaliths-stonehenge.html?_r=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Times</a> article explores how the structure's existence undermines the idea that the Amazon was a lush, vacant backwoods just waitin' for that first touch of human civilization. Instead, many archeaologists increasingly hypothesize that the structure was either used for ritual ceremonies or as a kind of landmark for agriculture and hunting. Archeaologists also speculate that the area hosted a cilivilzation of up to 10 million people, as evidenced by ancient road networks and settlements found nearby.</p><p>Other cool breakthroughs in archaeology thanks to architectural discoveries:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149982755/one-of-the-best-long-reads-of-2016-explores-the-demise-of-a-medieval-u-s-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One of the best long reads of 2016 explores the demise of a medieval U.S. city</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979032/three-pyramids-in-one-mayan-kukulkan-pyramid-is-an-architectural-russian-nesting-doll" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Three pyramids in one: Mayan Ku...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149982672/team-jvantspijker-felixx-wins-tender-with-free-haven-for-reykjavik Team jvantspijker - Felixx wins tender with free haven for Reykjavik Jaakko van 't Spijker 2016-12-14T13:24:00-05:00 >2016-12-21T22:00:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3v/3v55gahjqwprc7oh.jpg" width="650" height="319" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Dutch design offices jvantspijker and Felixx, together with Orri Steinarsson, have won the international urban design competition in Gufunes, Reykjavik. The task was the strategic redevelopment of a vast coastal area of approximately 140 hectares, at the edge of the city. The winning proposal is committed to transform the area, with striking industrial buildings along the coast and a vast green zone inland, into a haven for urban pioneers. The 1st prize was awarded during a ceremony on Wednesday night (December 7th) by the mayor of Reykjavik.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1p/1pvh24c5ysepzruf.jpg"></p><p>The winning proposal positions the area as an overflow for downtown Reykjavik. Tourism keeps growing, and the city can hardly cope with the increasing pressure on space and program in the center. Gufunes will therefore become an unpolished haven for starters, city pioneers and creative businesses that can no longer be accommodated elsewhere in the city. The vast area is being restructured into a coherent whole. The zone around the existing i...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980675/mvva-designed-dallas-trinity-river-park-to-become-america-s-largest-urban-nature-park MVVA-designed Dallas Trinity River Park to become America's largest urban nature park Alexander Walter 2016-11-29T15:16:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T00:42:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ak/akpyqi37tktmw62g.jpg" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Trinity River Park, which will be 10 times the size of Central Park in New York, will be made up of 7,000 acres of the Great Trinity Forest, 2,000 acres of space between the Trinity River levees and 1,000 acres of already developed space. MVVA&rsquo;s design will build on municipal efforts to connect the river with the city. It envisions the space as a &ldquo;beautiful and naturalistic network of trails, meadows and lakes living in harmony with the river&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95359093/results-of-the-dallas-connected-city-design-challenge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Results of the Dallas Connected City Design Challenge</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149965066/a-look-at-some-cities-revitalizing-their-blighted-rivers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A look at some cities revitalizing their blighted rivers</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938197/national-geographic-takes-a-closer-look-at-the-world-s-great-urban-parks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Geographic takes a closer look at the world's great urban parks</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980645/mia-lehrer-discusses-her-long-running-history-with-the-la-river-s-redevelopment-on-our-final-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session Mia Lehrer discusses her long-running history with the LA River's redevelopment on our final 'Next Up: The LA River' Mini-Session Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-11-29T13:09:00-05:00 >2016-12-13T20:13:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2c/2clrzb2fjj3ljxih.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's here: our final interview from 'Next Up: The LA River', featuring Mia Lehrer of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22201405/mia-lehrer-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mia Lehrer + Associates</a>. Lehrer was a major driving force in the 2007 Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan, and has worked for nearly 20 years on projects related to the River&mdash;undeniably preceding any involvement from Frank Gehry.</p><p>Paul Petrunia sits down with Lehrer to speak about her history with the river and its redevelopment, as well as her thoughts for how the project must proceed. Read more about Lehrer's work on the LA River <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149958945/gruen-associates-mia-lehrer-oyler-wu-appointed-to-design-l-a-river-greenway-in-san-fernando-valley" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>To get caught up on all Mini-Sessions from our Next Up: The LA River event, you can listen to the whole first half at once on <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions-one-to-one/id1057340260?mt=2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One</a> (the second half will be available next week), or download each interview separately through <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a>.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a>&nbsp;Mini-Session #8&nbsp;</strong>from<strong>&nbsp;'<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/842448/next-up-la-river-mini-session" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Next Up: The LA River</a>'&nbsp;</strong>with<strong>&nbsp;Mia Lehrer</strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Po...</strong></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980618/zaha-hadid-architects-rejects-patrik-schumacher-s-manifesto-in-open-letter Zaha Hadid Architects rejects Patrik Schumacher's "manifesto" in open letter Julia Ingalls 2016-11-29T12:51:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T00:44:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zr/zrneuvhemicswdd4.jpg" width="640" height="427" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The perenially&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149956426/brexit-a-chance-to-roll-back-the-interventionist-state-and-unleash-entrepreneurial-creativity-op-ed-by-patrik-schumacher" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">opinionated</a> Patrik Schumacher, who gave a speech about his "urban policy manifesto" at the November 17th World Architecture Festival in which he called for an end to all social housing and privatization of public space, has attracted push-back from an unexpected source: the firm he currently runs, which was founded by the late, great Zaha Hadid. In an open letter from the architectural office, Zaha Hadid Architects states that Schumacher's manifesto does not reflect the future direction of the firm, noting that Zaha "deeply believed in the strongest international collaboration" and she "did not write manifestos. She built them." The full text of the letter follows below:</p><p><em>November 29, 2016</em></p><p><em>Patrik Schumacher&rsquo;s &lsquo;urban policy manifesto&rsquo; does not reflect Zaha Hadid Architects&rsquo; past&mdash;and will not be our future.</em></p><p><em>Zaha Hadid did not write manifestos. She built them.</em></p><p><em>Zaha Hadid Architects has delivered 56 projects for all members of the community in 45 cities around the world.</em></p><p><em>Refusi...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149979625/why-is-trump-seeking-private-equity-for-public-infrastructure Why is Trump seeking private equity for public infrastructure? Julia Ingalls 2016-11-21T12:51:00-05:00 >2016-11-22T09:23:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jh/jhua4w6qw4pljkey.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The indefatigable Paul Krugman takes a closer look at Trump's proposed infrastructure funding plans in his column for&nbsp;<a href="http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/infrastructure-build-or-privatization-scam/?_r=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The New York Times</a>, wondering why the President-elect would seek private equity for public projects. Is this a profiteering scheme that sneakily privatizes ownership of traditionally publicly accessible resources (like water, for example)?</p><p>As Krugman notes about Trump's plan: "Crucially, it&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>not</em>&nbsp;a plan to borrow $1 trillion and spend it on much-needed projects &mdash; which would be the straightforward, obvious thing to do. It is, instead, supposed to involve having private investors do the work both of raising money and building the projects &mdash; with the aid of a huge tax credit that gives them back 82% of the equity they put in. To compensate for the small sliver of additional equity and the interest on their borrowing, the private investors then have to somehow make profits on the assets they end up owning."</p><p>For more on how architects are reacting to the Presidential elect...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149979595/bdp-wins-northern-estate-programme-the-development-of-a-number-of-historic-buildings-for-the-house-of-commons BDP wins Northern Estate Programme - the development of a number of historic buildings for the House of Commons Ellen Hancock 2016-11-21T12:23:00-05:00 >2016-11-27T19:00:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b5/b5d3ujnpzabh5wez.jpg" width="650" height="616" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Northern Estate consists of a series of Grade I and II listed buildings, which provide office space for the House of Commons.&nbsp;</p><p>Many buildings on the estate have not been refurbished in over 40 years however they are now non-compliant with a multitude of regulatory and statutory building regulations and refurbishment has become essential.&nbsp;</p><p>15,300 sqm of office space will be restored with works due to be completed in the early 2020s.</p><p>Architect director Tim Leach said: <em>&ldquo;This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to refurbish the buildings on Parliament&rsquo;s Northern Estate, close to the Palace of Westminster and at the heart of Whitehall, to create a modern office environment and external landscape to meet the needs of the House of Commons, its MPs, researchers and supporting facilities, well into the 21st century.&rdquo;</em></p><p>Read more about more projects by BDP:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149976316/boxpark-opens-in-croydon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boxpark opens in Croydon</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149957419/our-predictions-for-the-stirling-prize-2016-nominees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Our predictions for the Stirling Prize 2016 nominees</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149956491/the-hive-pavilion-moves-to-kew-gardens" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Hive pavilion moves to Kew Gardens</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149979257/take-a-look-inside-london-s-new-design-museum Take a look inside London's new Design Museum Abigail Banfield 2016-11-18T11:15:00-05:00 >2016-11-26T20:45:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2i/2i3vcqrvfy985wrl.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>How do you create a new home to house iconic and innovative design? With eyes on the final outcome, and with everyone waiting to see the unveiling of one of the most anticipated buildings this decade, we think that John Pawson, OMA, Arup, and Allies &amp; Morrison have risen to the challenge of transforming a grade II listed building into the new home of the Design Museum.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j0/j024g8408gp9xo1n.jpg"></p><p>Yesterday was the preview of the new Design Museum in Kensington. Archinect UK was delighted to have been invited to see the grand unveiling of the building, and to get our feet inside the transformed Commonwealth Centre. The sheer gravity of the main space is enough to make this an incredible building, but, as we learn more, experience more, and see how it completely engages the user, we realise that this is a project that really doesn&rsquo;t disappoint.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6p/6p5ht0lb2rov7e5n.jpg"></p><p>The Design Museum was founded almost three decades ago in 1989 by Sir Terence Conran, and only closed at its previous space in June of this year, to make preparations for t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149979047/with-new-york-s-waterline-square-three-architects-are-better-than-one With New York's Waterline Square, three architects are better than one Richard Meier & Partners 2016-11-17T13:23:00-05:00 >2016-11-22T22:52:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bq/bqmdzrzpphxfv7l5.jpg" width="650" height="398" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Three leading starchitecture firms &ndash; Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly Architects, Richard Meier &amp; Partners Architects and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates &ndash; have joined forces to collaborate on Waterline Square, a new residential development occupying five acres of land on one of the Upper West Side's last remaining waterfront development sites along the Hudson River.</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/149979025/frank-gehry-and-maya-lin-to-receive-presidential-medal-of-freedom Frank Gehry and Maya Lin to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom Julia Ingalls 2016-11-17T12:56:00-05:00 >2016-11-23T01:41:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4p/4p8sp0y2rntj7jti.jpg" width="650" height="275" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Some good news from the White House: iconic designers <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/82907/maya-lin-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Maya Lin</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147370852/frank-gehry-and-maya-lin-find-their-ancestral-roots-on-pbs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry</a> will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama in a ceremony on November 22nd. While both designers have already made tremendous contributions to the global aesthetic landscape, they're not done yet. Gehry is currently undertaking <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/841652/next-up-la-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the revitalization of the L.A. river</a>&nbsp;among other projects,&nbsp;while according to the White House's official site, Maya Lin is working "on a multi-sited artwork/memorial, <em>What is Missing?</em> bringing awareness to the planet's loss of habitat and biodiversity."&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v0/v0nm2b9l0gn4aplr.jpg"></p><p>For more on President Obama and architecture:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955229/tod-williams-billie-tsien-architects-selected-to-design-the-obama-presidential-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects selected to design the Obama Presidential Center</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149948693/how-will-president-obama-s-move-to-require-overtime-pay-change-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How will President Obama's move to require overtime pay change architecture?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126726246/university-of-chicago-will-reportedly-win-race-for-obama-presidential-library" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Chicago will reportedly win race for Obama Presidential Library</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149978619/listen-to-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session-1-with-kcrw-s-design-and-architecture-host-frances-anderton-and-la-times-architecture-critic-christopher-hawthorne Listen to 'Next Up: The LA River' Mini-Session #1 with KCRW's 'Design and Architecture' host Frances Anderton and LA Times architecture critic, Christopher Hawthorne Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-11-16T12:44:00-05:00 >2016-12-13T20:13:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j7/j7zlfu13q1g1q8ez.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133738813/gehry-enlisted-to-masterplan-la-river-redevelopment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry's office was first attached</a> to the L.A. River's master plan and redevelopment, the river began attracting fresh attention over a project that had already been evolving for decades. This October, in an attempt to do justice to the river's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934555/los-angeles-river-revitalization-prosperity-for-all-or-just-a-chosen-few" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">complexity and history</a>&nbsp;(and the accompanying urbanist discourse),&nbsp;Archinect hosted '<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149974079/archinect-presents-next-up-the-l-a-river-at-the-a-d-museum-on-saturday-october-29" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Next Up: The LA River</a>'&mdash;a live podcasting interview series with an array of&nbsp;architects, planners, artists, and journalists with varying perspectives on the subject.</p><p>We're now eager to share those conversations with everyone as eight Mini-Sessions, released as part of our <a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a> podcast. Myself, Paul Petrunia and Nicholas Korody moderated the conversations, which took place <a href="http://bustler.net/events/latest/8406/next-up-la-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">at the Los Angeles Architecture + Design Museum on October 29, 2016</a>. While we reached out to them, unfortunately no representatives from Gehry's office were able to take part.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h6/h6g0uphkyywwhrlv.jpg"></p><p>Our first Mini-Session was moderated by myself, with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/105047/frances-anderton" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frances Anderton</a> (host of KCRW's 'Design and...</p>