Archinect - News 2015-07-05T21:04:42-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/130872169/new-satellite-images-show-progress-in-china-s-island-building-project New satellite images show progress in China's island-building project Nicholas Korody 2015-07-01T14:19:00-04:00 >2015-07-05T10:30:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gg/ggmfojl6oanwnxxy.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New satellite imagery of remote islands in the South China Sea shows several Chinese island-building projects are finished. In five of seven island projects, attention has turned to the next phase: building bases with potential military uses on the islands.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Taking a cue from the Gulf states, China has been <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108502429/china-is-busy-building-islands-in-the-south-china-sea" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">engaged</a> in a massive island-building project in the South China Sea. New images from the Washington Post show the staggering progress that is being made, with the first buildings cropping up. While relatively small, the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_China_Sea" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">South China Sea</a> is one of the most important shipping channels in the world &ndash; and may also hold a massive reserve of oil and gas deposits. Control of the waterway has become a source of increasing geopolitical tension in the region and internationally, with the United States and other countries asking China to cease island-building operations. But according to the Chinese, the artificial islands are a legal expression of their sovereignty.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tf/tfnv5bhxd743uwfn.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fp/fp9548ptpse80123.jpg"></p><p>While artificial islands may seem incredibly modern &ndash; if not downright sci-fi &ndash; there's <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_island" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">evidence</a> that humans have been doing it for some time now. The massive Aztec city of Tenochtitlan largely consisted of artificial islands, or <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinampa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>chinamitl</em></a>, surrounding a smaller natural island in Lak...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130810350/the-public-life-of-the-world-s-celebritrees The public life of the world's celebritrees Alexander Walter 2015-06-30T18:46:00-04:00 >2015-07-04T23:54:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/az/az11sxp5nmh2npgt.jpg" width="500" height="923" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To be recognized as a Great Tree, in New York City, is not just a matter of having the correct heritage or coming from the right family. [...] For a person, achieving fame or prominence comes with both perks and pitfalls. But what are the advantages of being a celebrated tree? And what are the dangers? While humans have long venerated old and large trees, we've also cut them down and razed whole forests of their less superlative brethren.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Need to see how your backyard elm compares to America's greatest trees? Click <a href="http://www.americanforests.org/bigtrees/bigtrees-search/" target="_blank">here</a> to search the 2015 American Forests Champion Trees national register or sign up to become a big-tree hunter in your area.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130791046/plans-for-mother-canada-statue-face-harsh-opposition Plans for 'Mother Canada' statue face harsh opposition Alexander Walter 2015-06-30T12:50:00-04:00 >2015-06-30T13:17:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o0/o0m1h69lafg1iefe.jpg" width="514" height="297" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A plan to erect a 10-storey statue in a national park on one of Canada&rsquo;s most scenic shorelines has prompted outrage and sparked a growing political row [...]. The statue of Mother Canada &ndash; a cloaked female figure with her arms outstretched towards the Atlantic Ocean &ndash; is intended to honour the country&rsquo;s soldiers who died overseas. But growing anger over the plan has made it a new focus of opposition to the increasingly unpopular government of Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper.</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/130720340/artist-stephen-talasnik-considers-the-legacy-of-mid-century-design-russel-wright Artist Stephen Talasnik considers the legacy of mid-century design Russel Wright Nicholas Korody 2015-06-29T15:17:00-04:00 >2015-07-04T23:57:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lo/lonznye0pvx0z0g7.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It was the slow retraction of glaciers over centuries that shaped the Hudson Highlands into their gentle, undulating forms, later represented in soft grays and blues by the painters of the Hudson Valley School. By the 19th century, humans had started to hollow them out from below. The hills were extensively quarried, their stone pulverized and turned into asphalt or brought down by train to New York City to be recast as architecture.</p><p>In 1942, the noted industrial designer Russel Wright and his wife purchased 75 acres of devastated property and shifted directions, beginning a slow process of collaboration with the land. Wright redirected streams to cascade into the gaping pit of the quarry and built a home intended to seamlessly fit into the landscape. Today,&nbsp;<a href="http://visitmanitoga.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Manitoga estate</a>&rsquo;s current artist-in-residence&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stephentalasnik.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stephen Talasnik</a>&nbsp;continues Wright&rsquo;s legacy with&nbsp;<em>Sanctuary,&nbsp;</em>a large-scale installation of aquatic architecture floating in the Quarry Pool.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c2/c208u4tmhm6ufrfx.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fy/fyoq0q5j1ww4vm60.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;The responsibility of the artist is to t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130175688/as-garden-bridge-procurement-process-is-headed-for-review-london-group-claims-that-30-new-parks-could-be-funded-instead As Garden Bridge procurement process is headed for review, London group claims that 30 new parks could be funded instead Alexander Walter 2015-06-22T13:24:00-04:00 >2015-06-23T17:07:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/35/357ptbdiparo1uax.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] has ordered a review of the procurement process for London&rsquo;s garden bridge design after the Architects&rsquo; Journal revealed apparent irregularities in the tendering process. [...] Heatherwick&rsquo;s &pound;173,000 fee was more than three times more expensive than the &pound;49,939 offer by Wilkinson Eyre, and more than 11 times that of the &pound;15,125 offer by Marks Barfield. [...] cost of the project could fund 30 new London parks or 30 times the amount of open space the bridge would provide.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/529656/garden-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129874643/kevin-daly-s-backyard-bi-h-ome-provides-affordable-housing-for-humans-and-wildlife Kevin Daly's Backyard BI(h)OME provides affordable housing for humans and wildlife Julia Ingalls 2015-06-18T15:40:00-04:00 >2015-06-22T21:18:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gn/gnte54xaz8txvwtq.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Fittingly, Poolside&rsquo;s version of &ldquo;Harvest Moon&rdquo; echoed off the wooden planks of the Broad Arts Center at UCLA on June 10th as a crowd of optimists, architects, and Ira-Glass lookalikes drank their way in and out of the opening reception for BI(h)OME, <a href="http://kevindalyarchitects.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kevin Daly Architects</a>&rsquo; proposed &ldquo;granny flat&rdquo; solution to the L.A. Housing Crisis. The music was fitting because it was a laid-back cover of a much older tune: instead of raw passion, a more pragmatic vision of affordable housing was being unveiled, a 350-square foot, EFTE-enveloped, recyclable component-laden dwelling with wall cavities for bats, birds, and bugs. The students from <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/37807656/citylab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">cityLAB</a> who manually assembled the mock-up of the BI(h)ome formed a lab-coat wearing cluster of &ldquo;house doctors&rdquo; as they stood behind Dana Cuff, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/105047/frances-anderton" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frances Anderton</a> of KCRW, and Kevin Daly for a twenty-minute panel-style discussion about the future of housing in Los Angeles.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dz/dzjpg28y8qkdfiz3.jpg"></p><p>Part sales-pitch, part design lecture, the discussion encompassed the difficulties that Lo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129788605/photographer-captures-the-landscapes-of-the-middle-east-s-brutal-building-sites Photographer captures the landscapes of the Middle East's 'brutal building sites' Nicholas Korody 2015-06-17T13:37:00-04:00 >2015-06-22T20:21:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xl/xlwjq5punhdyerd0.jpg" width="514" height="278" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When most people think of the Arabian peninsula, they think of the opulent man-made islands of Dubai and that city&rsquo;s sparking, futuristic towers... But with his series Crossings, Arko Datto&nbsp;shifts the attention to the millions of migrant workers from throughout Asia who are building these structures. Datto used Google Maps and Google Earth to capture the vast highways, sprawling&nbsp;landscapes, and grand projects that laborers have built under conditions that border on slavery.</p></em><br /><br /><p>&ldquo;The work deals with the issue in a fairly abstract/tangential way,&rdquo; Datto told Wired Magazine. &ldquo;The total lack of human presence in the images is symbolic of the anonymity, facelessness, and lack of representation that the migrant workers suffer.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nz/nzr0tk3bma5jstq3.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pg/pg2lmyizpizkyx9s.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/we/we83cipchdg1t00t.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ac/acz7qew3iaghvn4f.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wo/wo1yev3sglo27bce.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/av/avxa4pi6878ez1de.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129647148/society-of-architectural-historians-accepting-applications-for-h-allen-brooks-travelling-fellowship Society of Architectural Historians Accepting Applications for H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship Helena Karabatsos 2015-06-15T17:41:00-04:00 >2015-06-16T19:26:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0j/0ji5qr3g2neqetg7.jpg" width="514" height="136" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Society of Architectural Historians&rsquo; prestigious H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship will be offered for 2015 and will allow a recent graduate or emerging scholar to study by travel for one year. The fellowship is not for the purpose of doing research for an advanced academic degree. Instead, Professor Brooks intended the recipient to study by travel and contemplation while observing, reading, writing, or sketching.&nbsp;</p><p>The goals are to provide an opportunity for a recent graduate with an advanced degree or an emerging scholar to:</p><ul><li>see and experience architecture and landscapes firsthand</li><li>think about their profession deeply</li><li>acquire knowledge useful for the recipient&rsquo;s future work, contribution to their profession, and contribution to society</li></ul><p>The fellowship recipient may travel to any country or countries during the one-year period. This fellowship is funded completely by the Society of Architectural Historians&rsquo; H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship Fund.</p><p>In 2015 the Brooks Fellowship wil...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129635045/amsterdam-s-ambitious-ijburg-housing-project-on-10-artificial-islands-keeps-growing Amsterdam's ambitious IJburg housing project on 10 artificial islands keeps growing Alexander Walter 2015-06-15T13:05:00-04:00 >2015-06-16T18:28:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/35/35f8ce97adc02b354eddc3e817560e64.jpg" width="514" height="232" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Right now, Amsterdam&rsquo;s Center Island (Centrumeiland in Dutch) doesn&rsquo;t look like much [...] The island, in use for the first time this summer as a campsite-cum-art installation, is in fact an entirely artificial creation, lying at the heart of what could currently be Europe&rsquo;s boldest engineering and housing program. [...] The archipelago will eventually be home to up to 45,000 people in 18,000 homes, 30 percent of which will be earmarked for affordable rent.</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/129422514/book-review-shannon-mattern-s-deep-mapping-the-media-city Book Review: Shannon Mattern's "Deep Mapping the Media City" Nicholas Korody 2015-06-13T10:56:00-04:00 >2015-07-02T01:29:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h8/h8j9orctfcg0yfr5.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Amid the seemingly endless barrage of new writings about the imminent arrival of the technologically mediated &ldquo;smart city,&rdquo; a slim volume published by <a href="https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/deep-mapping-the-media-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the University of Minnesota Press</a> suggests that so-called intelligent urbanism might not be so new after all. In <em>Deep Mapping the Media City</em>, author <a href="http://www.wordsinspace.net/wordpress/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shannon Mattern</a>, an associate professor at the School of Media Studies at the New School, argues cities have been &ldquo;mediated, and intelligent, for millenia.&rdquo; Rather than arbitrary ruptures, our cities have developed over time, as new infrastructural developments build off &ndash; or plug into&nbsp;&ndash; the infrastructure of the past.</p><p>Mattern takes a broad look at contemporary urban discourses, and compellingly advocates for an &ldquo;urban media archaeology,&rdquo; a &ldquo;materialist, multisensory approach to exploring the deep material history&rdquo; of our cities. She makes clear that her invocation of archaeology shouldn&rsquo;t be read as part of the proliferation of the Foucauldian genealogical methodology <em>en vogue</em> in academia...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129420910/satirical-folly-for-london-competition-mocks-garden-bridge-project Satirical “Folly for London” competition mocks Garden Bridge project Archinect 2015-06-12T19:22:00-04:00 >2015-06-16T20:48:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d7/d7fb510506e01650b7dd92bcc0163f6a.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As controversy carries on over the notorious Garden Bridge by Heatherwick Studio proposed for London's South Bank, some opposers of the project are expressing their discontent with good ol' British satire in the soon-to-be-launched "Folly for London" competition. If you have a cheeky sense of humor, you'll have fun in this one.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/529656/garden-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously on Archinect</a></p><p><strong>UPDATE, June 15, 2015: </strong><a href="http://www.willjennings.info/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Jennings</a>, artist and initiator of the "Folly for London" competition, sent us this statement to further explain the cause until the design ideas contest officially opens for entries.</p><p><em>Details of the competition will be announced in due course and we will seek entries from across professional architectural and design circles, established and amateur artists, citizens of London and anyone else with an interest in the capital - adults and children alike - before a panel of judges, including architecture writer Owen Hatherley, will meet to decide the best follies. </em></p><p><em>The <a href="http://www.afollyforlondon.co.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">website</a> is not only intended as a &lsquo;home&rsquo; for the competition, with details being added as we get closer to the launch, but will also have writings and responses to the many issues around the city, politics, finances and architecture which are raised by the problematic Garden Bridge project. </em></p><p><em>While we will invite crazy, ridiculous and satirically nonsensical projects and ask p...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129331751/california-s-desert-resorts-struggle-to-abide-by-drought-measures-while-maintaining-a-lush-oasis-look California's desert resorts struggle to abide by drought measures while maintaining a lush 'oasis' look Alexander Walter 2015-06-11T14:39:00-04:00 >2015-06-15T21:26:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7w/7wspmw9pbf583kqk.jpg" width="514" height="362" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For decades, tourists have been coming to Southern California's Coachella Valley, drawn by spectacular mountain vistas, great weather and lush landscapes. Those landscapes have been, for the most part, man-made &mdash; an artificial oasis in a land of desert. [...] As California enters a fourth year of drought and state and local water officials unveil a series of conservation dictates, at least some hotels in the valley &mdash; big and small &mdash; have begun launching water conservation measures.</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/129327717/luxury-anthropocene-dubai-gets-its-first-private-floating-islands Luxury Anthropocene: Dubai gets its first private floating islands Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-11T13:25:00-04:00 >2015-06-15T21:25:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/63/6316a0975c1ca5b5c56e87b0e58bce56.jpg" width="514" height="279" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Completely stable on the water, the base of the island is built to last for far over 100 years and will create a new underwater habitat for sea life, the company states, adding, it is building similar islands in Maldives and in Miami in the US.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Dubai's "The World", a man-made archipelago of islands arranged like a world map, is now spawning private floating homes. The "luxury floating private islands" will be designed to specific client wishes, and reportedly will all come with a pool. Developed by Amillarah Private Islands, these aren't in fact the only floating-homes being developed in The World &ndash; Kleindienst Group is selling "floating seahorses", with submerged bedrooms and bathrooms. Just don't call it a houseboat.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129268297/a-landscape-architect-just-joined-china-s-roster-of-billionaires A landscape architect just joined China's roster of billionaires Alexander Walter 2015-06-10T19:00:00-04:00 >2015-06-15T21:24:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xr/xrde45xcbxbryriq.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The boom in China stock prices that has created more than 100 new billionaires and billionaire families in the past month is continuing this week. [...] Tu Shanzhong, chairman of Pubang Landscape Architecture, became China&rsquo;s newest landscape architecture billionaire after shares in his 31%-owned Pubang Landscape Artchitecture closed at a record high of 38.53 yuan [...]. Our estimate of his fortune, at $1 billion on Wednesday, includes discounts for collateralized shares and includes dividends.</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/129253818/old-macdonald-had-a-farm-on-a-toronto-rooftop Old MacDonald had a farm (on a Toronto rooftop) Alexander Walter 2015-06-10T14:53:00-04:00 >2015-06-15T21:16:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cx/cxadu38dqgrjz11k.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Green roofs are nice, but rooftop farms are better. They&rsquo;re the future of living architecture, say international green roof advocates who gathered in Toronto last week. [...] &ldquo;We have a handful of agricultural green roofs and all of them are community projects,&rdquo; like Eastdale Collegiate, Ryerson&rsquo;s Engineering building and the Carrot Common, said Peck. &ldquo;But we don&rsquo;t have any commercial-scale agriculture on roofs &mdash; that&rsquo;s the next thing.&rdquo;</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/129194395/la-county-residents-protest-planned-high-speed-rail LA County residents protest planned high-speed rail Nicholas Korody 2015-06-09T20:21:00-04:00 >2015-06-09T23:44:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eg/egwr7hs6i5e83pt4.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A diverse alliance of communities &mdash; including Los Angeles County's third-largest city &mdash; is fighting California's long-planned bullet train route into the heart of the San Fernando Valley, saying it would bring irreparable harm... The coalition of communities is demanding that only routes that are predominantly underground should be considered. The growing resistance is coming in part from urban, working-class neighborhoods that are portraying the surface route as an environmental injustice.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In short, the bullet train faces opposition from basically every direction. One proposed route, which would include several above-ground stretches, worries residents of the town of San Fernando &ndash; because it would basically cleave the city in two, wiping out a significant chunk of the downtown. And attempts to pursue underground routes have faced criticism because of the possibility of harmful interactions with the state's complex of fault lines and already-precarious aquifers.</p><p>Meanwhile, in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123680434/la-s-arts-district-now-home-to-hyperloop-world-headquarters" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Downtown LA</a>, Elon Musk's team continues to develop the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/320195/hyperloop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyperloop</a>...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129176662/book-review-katrina-palmer-s-end-matter Book Review: Katrina Palmer's "End Matter" Nicholas Korody 2015-06-09T20:02:00-04:00 >2015-06-09T20:02:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s4/s44mi659rbtsb9cn.jpg" width="514" height="778" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>On September 2, 1666, a fire began in a bakery on Pudding Lane in London. By the next day, the flames had fanned out north and west, engulfing much of the city&rsquo;s medieval center. The fire, later knowns &nbsp;as the Great Fire of London, destroyed much of the old cathedral of St. Paul as well as the overcrowded, narrow streets that surrounded it. In the aftermath of the fire, a period of social unrest was followed by a large-scale reconstruction, helmed by the noted architect Sir Christopher Wren. He built a new cathedral in the English Baroque style and supervised, to some extent, the city&rsquo;s larger reconstruction. Today, St. Paul&rsquo;s Cathedral and much of the city&rsquo;s core owes its appearance in part to Wren&rsquo;s preference for a particular variety of white, soft stone hewed on the Isle of Portland. The restitution of London spurred the industrial development of Portland&rsquo;s quarries. For every monument that rose up, such as the looming Doric column that memorialized the fire itself, a hole was e...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128868346/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-biophilia-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Biophilia" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-06-05T15:06:00-04:00 >2015-06-05T15:09:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9j/9jn02xrexjrg78sn.jpg" width="514" height="343" 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 <em><a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/biophilia/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Biophilia</a></em>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lq/lq2u97qn1uzqkkgf.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/dspace/project/sculptural-rooftop-garden2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sculptural Rooftop + Garden</a> in Chicago, IL by <a href="http://archinect.com/dspace" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">dSpace Studio</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7m/7muuss455w1aqorn.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/704/stadthaus-m1-green-city-hotel/117862859" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stadthaus M1 - Green City Hotel</a> in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/704/barkow-leibinger" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barkow Leibinger</a>; Photo: Zooey Braun</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/va/vafp976ocnjlwdte.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/duvivier/project/pickford-residence2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pickford Residence</a> in Culver City, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/duvivier" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Duvivier Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9h/9h3luxpe3ee9xcz9.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/95498741/in-situ-estate/95499547" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Situ Estate</a> in Redding, CT by <a href="http://archinect.com/landmorphology" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Land Morphology</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/61/61lk4opnyqr34x9g.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/7671726/beijing-garden-expo-finite-infinite/87033832" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Finite-Infinite</a> at the Beijing Garden Expo in Beijing, China by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/7671726/ballistic-architecture-machine" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ballistic Architecture Machine</a> with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/5154/peter-walker-and-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Walker Partners</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k9/k94jczevq1n9tyhq.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/pomeroystudio/project/gramercy-residence-sky-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gramercy Residence Sky Park</a> in Mandaluyong, the Philippines by <a href="http://archinect.com/pomeroystudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pomeroy Studio</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0w/0wfhs922pt2lehx1.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/73477284/outside-in/73484989" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OUTSIDE-IN</a> at the 22nd International Garden Festival in Chaumont-sur-Loire, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/meirlandulli" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Meir Lobaton Corona and Ulli Heckmann</a>; Photo: Fabio Ferrario</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uc/ucs5hzufibm3g5yx.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128788844/high-line-co-founder-joshua-david-appointed-world-monuments-fund-president High Line co-founder Joshua David appointed World Monuments Fund president Alexander Walter 2015-06-04T13:28:00-04:00 >2015-06-10T00:04:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ut/utcl29t5d3rt76vi.jpg" width="200" height="200" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The New York-based World Monuments Fund announced [...] that Joshua David, the co-founder of New York&rsquo;s High Line&mdash;a major urban regeneration project that has inspired similar initiatives in places such as Paris and Philadelphia&mdash;will succeed Bonnie Burnham as president of the non-profit heritage preservation organisation. Burnham is to retire in November after 30 years in the post. [...] David announced in late January that he was stepping down as president of the Friends of the High Line.</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/128787239/frick-collection-drops-controversial-expansion-plan Frick Collection drops controversial expansion plan Alexander Walter 2015-06-04T13:02:00-04:00 >2015-06-10T21:39:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/np/npvn717n1o9eg3xm.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Frick Collection has yielded. Facing a groundswell of opposition to a proposed renovation that would have eliminated a gated garden to make way for a six-story addition, the museum &mdash; long admired for its intimate scale &mdash; has decided to abandon those plans and start over from scratch. [...] With the proposed renovation, designed by Davis Brody Bond, the Frick, on East 70th Street in Manhattan, had sought to increase its exhibition space [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126841497/leading-artists-call-to-action-against-the-frick-expansion-plans" target="_blank">Leading artists call to action against the Frick expansion plans</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128712543/nasa-and-verizon-to-partner-to-monitor-drones-in-the-us Nasa and Verizon to partner to monitor drones in the US Nicholas Korody 2015-06-03T13:43:00-04:00 >2015-06-04T20:10:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h8/h8pbug3469c1if2l.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Verizon, the US&rsquo;s largest wireless telecom company, is developing technology with Nasa to direct and monitor America&rsquo;s growing fleet of civilian and commercial drones from its network of phone towers. According to documents obtained by the Guardian, Verizon signed an agreement last year with Nasa &ldquo;to jointly explore whether cell towers &hellip; could support communications and surveillance of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) at low altitudes&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Currently, the Federal Aviation Authority doesn't have recourse to adequate resources or personnel to monitor rapidly-increasing drone traffic. Nasa's new unmanned aircraft traffic management system hopes to be able to enable "safe low-altitude drone flights" soon. By partnering with Verizon, they would be able to take advantage of the nation's largest provider of cellphone service. As Missy Cummings, professor of aeronautics at Duke University states, "We can already track phones like crazy...[so the plan is]&nbsp;a nice alternative to saturating an already broken air traffic control system.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128556608/the-view-from-one-world-trade-center The view from One World Trade Center Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-01T12:49:00-04:00 >2015-06-01T12:49:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c6/c66bc591050b9d667b03cddea6df262d.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Legends, a company that manages skyboxes and stadiums and now runs the World Trade Center observation deck, has turned the view into a high-tech spectacular. Before you get a glimpse of an actual place, you follow a winding path through cheesy synthetic bedrock; ride an elevator where 500 years of an ever-changing New York unfold as if seen from a rising balloon [...] A view gives the illusion of omniscience.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The observatory, located on floors 100, 101 and 102, opened to the public on May 29th.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128484324/the-omnivorous-quality-of-walmart-s The omnivorous quality of WalMart(s) Nam Henderson 2015-06-01T09:26:00-04:00 >2015-06-09T20:51:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gk/gk40wml8rx4c9dxs.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s where the Girl Scouts set up their cookie-selling tables, and community groups host bake sales in the parking lot. In the store, Barragan inevitably runs into students, former students, parents of students, and fellow teachers; sometimes it takes forever to get a simple errand done because of all the neighborly small talk.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Rachel Monroe examines how in&nbsp;rural America WalMart has become the new town square.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128171989/the-real-life-architecture-of-ex-machina The real-life architecture of "Ex Machina" Julia Ingalls 2015-05-28T10:29:00-04:00 >2015-06-02T08:26:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uh/uhl35yvotqhjeewp.jpg" width="514" height="768" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Whether you think Alex Garland's film "Ex Machina" is a mind-bending classic or a future camp hit (the Dancing Scene, anybody?), one thing is certain: the architecture of the real-life Hotel Juvet is stunning. Designed by <a href="http://www.jsa.no" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jensen &amp; Skovdin Architects</a>, the hotel is located in northwestern <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/342/norway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norway</a> near the town of Andalsnes in a place known as Valldal.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wf/wfix6nz6jts8z99a.jpg"></p><p>The Hotel Juvet has been designed to feature the splendor of the neighboring mountains and rushing river: each of the distinctive nine rooms features at least two walls made entirely of <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/glass/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">glass</a> to give the best possible views. Additionally, no one room looks into another, creating a sense of privacy while immersing guests in nature.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c3/c3jjatrm26xvgpq2.jpg"></p><p>The officially branded "<a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/72627556/landscape-architecture-vs-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">landscape</a> hotel" was designed and built in two principal stages: seven rooms and a spa building were erected in 2010, while an additional two rooms were added by 2013. The plan, which allows a total of up to 28 rooms to be built, was created with sustainability in mind. Conservation author...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128025754/chinese-sinkhole-develops-its-own-eco-system Chinese sinkhole develops its own eco-system Nicholas Korody 2015-05-25T15:51:00-04:00 >2015-05-28T11:08:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o5/o5orra4zb3w1pqum.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A sinkhole more than 317 yards deep in Xuanen has become home for various plants and animals</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iy/iymvncafsjwqgsou.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127530502/nijmegen-s-new-approach-to-flood-control-and-urban-design Nijmegen's new approach to flood control — and urban design Alexander Walter 2015-05-18T16:35:00-04:00 >2015-05-26T19:13:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a3adf1e10a14b1c1f568cc30a00c3e3a.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The people of Nijmegen aren&rsquo;t taking their good luck for granted. With climate change expected to bring more intense storms like the one in 1995 (and a previous one in 1993), the city is embarking on a massive flood-control project. That may be expected in the Netherlands, a low-lying country where most homes are built behind protective dikes [...]. But even here, the approach underway in Nijmegen is unusual, and filled with ideas that river cities anywhere can learn&nbsp;from.</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/127308287/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-student-work-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Student Work" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-05-15T08:00:00-04:00 >2015-06-08T11:16:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z3/z3xy248a7q2li9u8.jpg" width="514" height="321" 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 student projects on various Archinect <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/student-work/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Student Work</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vf/vfnx3vqbzk8ra0hl.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/powertomake/project/articulated-timber-ground" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Articulated Timber Ground</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/3322347/the-university-of-melbourne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Melbourne</a> MArch students Norhasnani Azman, Farheen Dossa, Jack Hinkson, Rachel Low, Siavash Malek, Amanda Ngieng, Ridho Prawiro, On On Tam, William Varrenti, Bo Woon Wong, Bingquan Zhang, Qingyue Zhang, Jia Jia Zheng, Shaobo Zhu under the guidance of Paul Loh and David Leggett (<a href="http://archinect.com/powertomake" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Power to Make</a>)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h4/h4fq1hhikq0de76t.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/alanroo/project/sarajevo-highrise-ii-sarajevo-bosnia-and-herzegovina" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sarajevo Highrise II - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/alanroo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alan Rodr&iacute;guez Carrillo</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a3lvb9793bqdf2g9.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/serhat/project/eyup-hill-culture-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eyup Hill Culture Center</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/serhat" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serhat Yildiz</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f8/f8uacusnkquebgks.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/124907041/flint-exhibition-center-of-industrial-park/124911063" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flint--Exhibition Center of Industrial Park</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/124907041/xingzhe-yang" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Xingzhe Yang</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q7/q79gzspxglyhgi7d.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/mhstory/project/leaks-and-accumulations-a-report-on-decatur-illinois" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Leaks and Accumulations: A Report on Decatur, Illinois (Thesis)</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/mhstory" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Matthew Story</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5j/5j9f10tvlbtolyqu.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/72600/pratt-institute" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pratt Institute</a>&rsquo;s <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/23900/pratt-gaud-exhibition-2015/125504724" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">G...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126336853/iabr-2016-call-for-projects IABR–2016–Call for Projects Orhan Ayyüce 2015-04-28T11:38:00-04:00 >2015-05-04T20:58:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2k/2k9sqxdlo5iz7v8v.jpg" width="514" height="130" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The seventh edition of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam,<strong>IABR&ndash;2016&ndash;THE NEXT ECONOMY&ndash;</strong>, will open in April 2016.</p><p>Chief Curator is Maarten Hajer, director-general of the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.</p><p>IABR invites urban designers, architects, landscape architects, academics, artists, planners, cities, universities, companies and social organizations, or coalitions thereof, to submit best practices, projects and plans in response to the challenges formulated in the&nbsp;<a href="http://iabr.nl/en/tentoonstelling/call_for_projects_2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>IABR&ndash;2016&ndash;CALL FOR PROJECTS&ndash;</strong></a>&nbsp;and further articulated in the&nbsp;<strong>IABR&ndash;2016&ndash;CURATOR STATEMENT&ndash;.</strong></p><p>IABR&ndash;2016 is a platform for fresh ideas on the possible future of the twenty-first-century city. IABR will exhibit designs and promote dialogues that open up perspectives of the city. IABR&nbsp;wants: a clean city, a communal city, a productive city &ndash; a city in which the public space once again occupies center stage.</p><p>If you want to submit your project for IABR&ndash;2016, please read the Call for Projects and the Curator S...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126055079/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-outdoors-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Outdoors" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-04-24T15:09:00-04:00 >2015-04-28T22:40:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a6/a6vis0szuojmtdba.jpg" width="514" height="321" 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/outdoors/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Outdoors</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yg/yg0xgoiiv1rhz6ya.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/urbanprojectsbureau/project/a-hard-working-house2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Hard Working House</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/urbanprojectsbureau" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban Projects Bureau</a>; Photo: Richard Leeney</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1v/1vu140l6q6505zdk.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/35788802/tuna-canyon-blvd-malibu-ca/35788803" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tuna Canyon Blvd Home</a> in Malibu, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/35788802/john-hamilton" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Hamilton</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ms/ms8a2rqwvbaalj08.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/122153879/house-passage-of-landscape/122153880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House Passage of Landscape</a> in Toyota, Japan by <a href="http://archinect.com/ihrmk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ihrmk</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5i/5iuk36ske9povrhy.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/fabiocostanzo/project/courtyard-house-of-stone" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Courtyard House of Stone</a> in Trapani, Italy by <a href="http://archinect.com/fabiocostanzo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio 4e</a>; Garden Expert:&nbsp;Lucia Gitto; Photo: Angelo Geloso</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o6/o65rdfgpmb6bfqsy.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/bromleycaldariarchitects/project/ocean-view-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ocean View House</a> on Fire Island, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/bromleycaldariarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bromley Caldari Architects</a>; Photo: Mikiko Kikuyama/Nathan Kirkman</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/or/orq6zhak3nvpzcrq.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/45216499/house-in-blair-atholl/125343872" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House</a> in Blair Atholl, Johannesburg, South Africa by <a href="http://archinect.com/NvdmArchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nico van der Meulen Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/29/29a2rmbygbkmhl28.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/51498127/modern-barn/125360786" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Modern Barn</a> in East Hampton, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/51498127/naiztat-ham-architects-p-c" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Naiztat + Ham Architects, P.C.</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/59/59rdjfwsh9nvhorf.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/50477611/trump-cadde/117944012" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Trump Cadde</a> in Istanbul, Turkey by <a href="http://archinect.com/gadarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GAD Architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/14/14svk7r8y6aemrn2.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/117902281/casa-datri-dasa/117971324" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">casa DATRI &amp; DASA</a> in...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125974691/a-closer-look-at-the-current-exhibition-the-landscape-architecture-legacy-of-dan-kiley A closer look at the current exhibition "The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley" Alexander Walter 2015-04-23T13:33:00-04:00 >2015-04-28T22:28:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7a/7a726b2369482913674da9e07246d64b.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley,&rdquo; an exhibition at the Center for Architecture, shows how modern landscapes often make a better case for modernism than the architecture itself. Over a span of 60 years, Kiley (1912-2004), a founding father of modern landscape design, worked for the best architects around, among them Eero Saarinen, I.M. Pei and Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill. He was fully versed in architecture&rsquo;s modernist strategies and overriding focus on form and abstraction.</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>