Archinect - News 2017-04-26T21:39:01-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150004572/will-luxury-apartment-owners-shut-down-the-tate-s-viewing-platform Will luxury apartment owners shut down the Tate's viewing platform? Julia Ingalls 2017-04-25T13:55:00-04:00 >2017-04-25T13:57:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/37/37jl60ykda6piaca.jpg" width="600" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Good walls make good neighbours &ndash; but not, it seems, when they are made entirely of glass. Five residents of the multi-million-pound Neo Bankside towers, which loom behind Tate Modern like a crystalline bar chart of inflated land values, have filed a legal claim against the museum to have part of its viewing platform shut down. They claim that its 10th-floor public terrace has put their homes into a state of &ldquo;near constant surveillance&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In an apparent case of art interfering with life, the owners of the apartments next to the Tate Modern's viewing platform are trying to legally erect some kind of visual barrier between them and the visitors of the museum (although the exotic technology of curtains has apparently not yet made it to the U.K.). This attempt at transforming the viewing platform into just a platform is raising ire for several good reasons, chiefly because it places the comfort of a few above the aesthetic pleasure of potentially millions. On the plus side, it has also caused Oliver Wainwright to write a highly enjoyable piece delving into barely restrained class tension and London's swollen luxury real estate market.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004022/first-look-at-domino-sugar-factory-s-11-acre-park-and-waterfront-esplanade First look at Domino Sugar Factory’s 11-acre park and waterfront esplanade Dana Schulz 2017-04-20T18:17:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T20:38:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mt/mtp7cetjoejeud5m.jpg" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>James Corner Field Operations will preserve 21 Raw Sugar Warehouse columns, nearly 600 feet of crane tracks, and 30 industrial artifacts, including 36-foot-tall syrup tanks that were used in the refining process, mooring bollards, and bucket elevators&ndash;not dissimilar from their efforts at the High Line.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4i/4ia02fmyq726wpno.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7a/7ae9tg8gyghfakxa.jpg"></p><p>Two Trees Management has revealed new details and renderings of the 11-acre park that will anchor their Williamsburg mega-development at the Domino Sugar Factory site. Domino Park, which will open in the summer of 2018, will have a new waterfront esplanade, six acres of parkland, and a wealth of preserved artifact.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003965/david-adjaye-named-one-of-time-s-100-most-influential-people David Adjaye named one of Time's "100 Most Influential People" Julia Ingalls 2017-04-20T14:04:00-04:00 >2017-04-25T20:38:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7x/7x150pxpqz78lydh.jpg" width="650" height="454" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Every architect has to contend with gravity&mdash;but when David designed the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the challenges of that elemental force went far beyond the ordinary. How can a design acknowledge, and embody, the weight of this monumental history and yet transcend it right before your eyes?</p></em><br /><br /><p>It feels like this is going to be yet another great year for David Adjaye. The architect, who back in January became Sir David Adjaye after receiving the&nbsp;Knights Bachelor award from the Queen of England, is the only architect on this year's "100 Most Influential People" list (a distinction previously held by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a> in 2016).&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003938/an-exquisite-drone-tour-over-apple-s-new-campus-reveals-the-pond-furniture-a-new-theater An exquisite drone tour over Apple's new campus reveals the pond, furniture, + a new theater Julia Ingalls 2017-04-20T12:35:00-04:00 >2017-04-21T18:28:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/55/55wa7asskq2yjcg5.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Like a miniature perfectionist city, the new Apple campus in Cupertino is made up of several different buildings: there's the familiar Norman Foster-designed "spaceship," as well as a massive parking garage that features gleaming solar panels atop the roof.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zj/zjjnjhcnf9tctvpn.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x3/x3q4kqf1c346yb49.jpg"></p><p>This drone video reveals that very little of the landscaping has come in yet--a few trees, in their boxy planters, hang out outside the main building, and only a few plants have been installed in the equipment-strewn courtyard--but it offers an excellent tour of the Steve Jobs Theatre which is slated to open this summer:&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003538/indian-bar-legally-evades-closure-by-adding-250-meter-long-maze-entrance Indian bar legally evades closure by adding 250-meter long maze entrance Julia Ingalls 2017-04-18T12:38:00-04:00 >2017-04-18T13:11:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lu/lucoxqswicnjsau4.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since April 1 a large number of the bars, pubs and liquor shops across India has gone out of business, thanks to a Supreme Court order that the outlets should be at least 500m away from state and national highways...The Aishwarya Bar in North Paravoor, a Kochi suburb has built a 250m-long maze-like walkway to the entrance, theoretically making it more than 500m away from the highway.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In a move that has even delighted the bureaucrats who initially drafted the rule that no bar could be within 500 meters of a highway, an Indian bar has managed to stay in business by virtue of building a 250 meter long maze that, like the snaking lines at an amusement park, greatly expands the literal number of feet one must traverse to get to the bar's actual entrance. While this clever invention may necessitate a designated walker to help steer patrons back out, it ranks among the best architectural interpretations of law we've seen in some time. Cheers!</p><p>h/t <a href="http://www.bldgblog.com/2017/04/entry-maze/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">bldgblog</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002867/remembering-the-holocaust-via-anish-kapoor-and-zaha-hadid-architects-memorial Remembering the Holocaust via Anish Kapoor and Zaha Hadid Architects' Memorial Julia Ingalls 2017-04-13T12:58:00-04:00 >2017-04-15T18:11:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0o/0oj0ed5uksf4v6t9.jpg" width="650" height="565" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In a week in which the White House Press Secretary stated that Hitler never gassed his own people, it's worth taking a moment to remember the Holocaust. In the U.K., the&nbsp;United Kingdom Holocaust Memorial Foundation and the British Government have enlisted some of the top design firms in the world, including Anish Kapoor and Zaha Hadid Architects,&nbsp;to design a Holocaust Memorial. Kapoor and ZHA's proposal, which places a purposefully awkwardly-sited bronze-cast meteorite partially below ground, is simultaneously disturbing and contemplative.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4s/4s9zj2n175r80n60.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/59/59og7fydi18w3pg2.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/45/45uzvvig1mn15p5b.jpg"></p><p>As the architects explain in their statement, "Meteorites, mountains and stones are often at the centre of places of reflection, especially in the Jewish tradition. They call on the vastness of nature to be a witness to our humanity. A memorial to the Holocaust must be contemplative and silent, such that it evokes our empathy. It must be a promise to future generations that this terrible chapter in human history can never occur again."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yy/yy4y7cegnnq50gne.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uq/uqqc2pqw2q9oil5z.jpg"></p><p>In the video ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002494/swimming-with-skyscrapers-watch-video-from-a-glass-bottomed-sky-pool Swimming with Skyscrapers: Watch video from a glass-bottomed sky pool Julia Ingalls 2017-04-11T13:29:00-04:00 >2017-04-11T13:45:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kb/kbswftzr1h8apfuy.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What's more relaxing than a glass-bottomed sky pool 42 stories above Houston? Well, pretty much every other thing in the known universe, which makes the existence of this Jackson + Ryan Architects-designed pool not only an eye-catching publicity stunt for the residential tower's developer, but a viral, stomach-clenching video that is now titilating news anchors over at <a href="http://www.cnn.com/videos/cnnmoney/2017/04/10/houston-rooftop-pool-city.hln" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CNN</a>. Here's the video, in full, as posted on the developer's Facebook page:</p><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001624/transborder-wins-competition-for-holocaust-center-in-oslo Transborder wins competition for Holocaust-Center in Oslo Archinect 2017-04-06T20:23:00-04:00 >2017-04-08T12:53:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/to/todh46r73vnqgjty.jpg" width="650" height="553" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In tough competition with leading Norwegian offices (<a href="http://archinect.com/snohetta" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta</a>, Jensen &amp; Skodvin, Jarmund Vigsn&aelig;s and Carl Viggo H&oslash;lmebakk) the young practice&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/transborderstudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Transborder Studio</a>&nbsp;wins the invited competition for an extension of the Center for Studies of Holocaust and Religious Minorities. The center is located in Oslo, Norway, in a villa from 1917.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/2y/2ygh0w1pc1lxjrm6.jpg"></p><p>Villa Grande has a turbulent history. Most affected is the villa by its notorious inmate during the occupation period leaving imprints of paranoia and nazi philosophy on the architecture. The villa&rsquo;s narrow, somewhat claustrophobic exhibition rooms are fitting as framework for exhibiting one of mankind&rsquo;s worst traumas. But the extension that will house an expanded HL-center exhibition activity should give a new spatial dimension and become a counterweight to this world of heavy architectural symbolism. Our proposal creates a subtle framework for new narratives of conditions of minority groups in the world. By cultivating the edge of the &ldquo;castle plateau&rdquo; wit...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001481/border-wall-submissions-are-in-including-proposals-with-solar-panels-tourist-destinations-nuclear-waste-storage-art-and-a-shared-co-nation Border Wall submissions are in, including proposals with solar panels, tourist destinations, nuclear waste storage, art, and a shared "co-nation" Joachim Perez 2017-04-05T19:29:00-04:00 >2017-04-07T15:36:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lj/ljy4hhzfts5b6me7.jpg" width="650" height="353" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The government won't identify companies until contracts are awarded around June 1 &mdash; and even then, only the winners &mdash; but some bidders released plans on their own</p></em><br /><br /><p>Although many political agendas have trickled into the realm of design, the border wall continues to be a hot topic for architects. Since the inception of this project, social media has highlighted the "We Won't Build Your Wall" campaign, which has been prevalent at a number of architectural schools in the U.S. and overseas. This campaign did not stop the U.S. government from soliciting ideas and proposals from contractors which were due Tuesday. The request for proposals (RFPs) deadline for the U.S.-Mexico border wall are in, and the Associated Press points out that companies will not be revealed until an award is given. However, some proposals&nbsp;have been released by the bidders themselves.</p><p>The sample list presented in the article give variations on the future wall with some employing different traits such as using art, renewable energy resources, novelty architecture, and nuclear waste storage. &nbsp;</p><p>___</p><p><strong>SOLAR PANELS</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r8/r8txqlcdjelhn7ha.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://www.strutchannelfittings.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gleason Partners LLC</a> of Las Vegas proposes solar panels to cover sections...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001383/architect-david-lake-pens-compelling-letter-to-congressman-decrying-proposed-cuts-to-epa-s-energy-star Architect David Lake pens compelling letter to Congressman decrying proposed cuts to EPA's "Energy Star" Julia Ingalls 2017-04-04T20:29:00-04:00 >2017-04-12T10:31:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y0/y0x8gv5yhh6gq46s.jpg" width="650" height="480" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As we discussed at the Witte, the EPA&rsquo;s &ldquo;Energy Star,&rdquo; indoor air quality, and materials safety programs directly support the design and construction industry each and every day. The proposed EPA budget eliminates funding for these programs and will severely impact the ability of engineers and architects to meet client demands, fulfill our contractual obligations, and carry out the duties of our licensure to protect the public.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In response to a letter in which Texan Republican Congressman Lamar Smith told David Lake that he gets all of his news from a "biased liberal media," Lake not only kindly (and eloquently) rebutted this inaccuracy, but also encouraged the Congressman not to defund the EPA if he still wants to live in a world with excellent design and construction. Specifically, cutting the EPA's "Energy Star" program will negatively impact the public realm (<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150001372/leaders-in-architecture-tend-to-be-leed-accredited-aia-study-reveals" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">and generally lead to less excellence in the architecture profession itself</a>).&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001290/new-pyramid-older-than-giza-discovered-20-miles-south-of-cairo New pyramid, older than Giza, discovered 20 miles south of Cairo Julia Ingalls 2017-04-04T13:48:00-04:00 >2017-04-04T15:03:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/or/ortfcfowimxbiffs.jpg" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Archeaologists have discovered what appears to be the first attempt at a smooth-sided pyramid in Egypt. The pyramid is estimated to be 3,700 years old (about 200 years older than Giza), and although no elaborately-outfitted burial chambers have been found yet, the team is still excavating in an attempt to determine the full size of the pyramid. According to the <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/remains-pyramid-discovered-egypt-46538563" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Associated Press</a>, it's located 20 miles south of Cairo in the sleepy burial community of the Dahshur necropolis, which has long been home to&nbsp;graves of royal courtiers and other high-society movers and shakers.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001275/trump-family-s-nyc-properties-are-embarrassing-energy-hogs Trump family's NYC properties are embarrassing energy hogs Julia Ingalls 2017-04-04T12:43:00-04:00 >2017-04-12T17:46:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/o3/o3o2ezdn3germly8.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Wasteful, inefficient, and pointlessly expensive to operate: most of Donald Trump's namesake properties, as well as his son-in-law Jared Kushner's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150000432/the-kushner-family-s-new-zaha-hadid-designed-tower-for-666-fifth-avenue-is-catching-a-lot-of-heat" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">new "666" edifice</a>, are oozing energy by virtue of their poor design and indifference toward conservation. A report by the <a href="http://www.ibtimes.com/trump-kushner-buildings-nyc-some-worst-polluters-manhattan-2519760" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IBTimes</a> noted that:</p><p><em>As of 2015, Trump Tower in midtown&nbsp;used more energy than 93 percent of large residential buildings in Manhattan, according to the report. Trump International Hotel and Tower used more energy than 70 percent of large hotels in the city, while Trump SoHo used more energy than 79 percent of large hotels in the city. The report also detailed Kushner&rsquo;s office at 666 Fifth Avenue, which used more energy than 85 percent of large office buildings in Manhattan.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150000416/ground-breaks-on-frank-gehry-s-subtly-lit-opened-up-philadelphia-museum-of-art Ground breaks on Frank Gehry's subtly lit, opened-up Philadelphia Museum of Art Julia Ingalls 2017-03-30T13:50:00-04:00 >2017-04-12T10:31:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f8/f8u2exrd6cejhz26.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>How do you transform a classical museum without dramatically altering the existing architecture? Frank Gehry and the hardworking crew at Gehry Partners have chosen to remove a few walls and increase the amount of natural and artificial lighting, creating a stronger visual connection between previously closed-off reception halls and the gallery spaces, as these before and after photos demonstrate:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tj/tj11y43m8f1i7dgp.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/al/alytii2ac2fod94d.jpg"></p><p>The $196 million "Core Project" should be completed by about 2020, and will add 90,000 square feet to&nbsp;the public, including 23,000 square feet of new gallery space. After the Gehry Plan is completed, the galleries will have grown by an additional 55,000 square feet, for a total of 78,000 square feet.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vi/vit9wqwoyjbghy8c.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149999111/if-you-can-t-stand-the-heat-get-an-outdoor-kitchen-homeowners-are-says-aia If you can't stand the heat, get an outdoor kitchen (homeowners are, says AIA) Julia Ingalls 2017-03-23T13:02:00-04:00 >2017-03-23T13:06:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ot/otcsw5au4f2ez1er.jpg" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Over the past century, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149961338/if-you-can-t-stand-the-domesticity-get-out-of-the-kitchen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">kitchens have gone from being a back room to the center of many homes</a>. Now, according to a <a href="http://info.aia.org/AIArchitect/2017/0324/aia-interactive/index.html#!" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">new study released by the AIA</a>, many homeowners are requesting outdoor kitchens, creating an uptick in work for residential architects.&nbsp;&ldquo;Homeowners continue to find new ways to add value to their homes by creating more functional space, which is apparent in the rise in popularity of outdoor kitchens,&rdquo; said AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, PhD, Hon. AIA. &ldquo;Kitchens have become a hub for the home, now homeowners want to bring some of that activity to their outside space.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149998868/the-adrian-smith-prize-for-the-2017-ragdale-ring-goes-to-living-picture-by-t-e-a-m The Adrian Smith Prize for the 2017 Ragdale Ring goes to "LIVING PICTURE" by T+E+A+M Ragdale1260 2017-03-22T19:37:00-04:00 >2017-03-22T19:38:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9o/9oyyeosb54pnpdpv.jpg" width="650" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Ragdale, the acclaimed artists&rsquo; residency in Lake Forest, announces the winning design of the fifth annual Ragdale Ring competition. Amidst a field of national and international submissions, T+E+A+M, a young, internationally recognized architectural collaborative based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, was selected by jury for their proposal of <a href="http://ragdale.org/residency/ragdale-ring-2017/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LIVING PICTURE</a>&ndash; a contemporary interpretation of the original Ragdale Ring garden theatre designed by architect Howard Van Doren Shaw in 1912.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8f/8fb9841fbfct80wc.jpg"></p><p>The winning T+E+A+M exclaims, "We are thrilled to receive the Adrian Smith Prize for the 2017 Ragdale Ring. In its short history, this competition has produced an exciting series of experimental projects, and we&rsquo;re honored to join the ranks of past winners. We look forward to our residency, meeting the other fellows, and watching our project come to life through public programming."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5e/5egmybnk4txheuip.jpg"></p><p>Historical elements from the original Ragdale Ring appear&nbsp;on lightweight objects stacked and spread throughout the&nbsp;grounds. Blending ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149998686/dror-s-plan-for-istanbul-s-parkorman-offers-the-city-a-love-story-with-nature Dror's plan for Istanbul's Parkorman offers the city a love story with nature Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-03-21T18:38:00-04:00 >2017-03-22T13:52:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/27/27beuvjhe3uvadvw.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The lack of public greenery is a concern troubling many urban areas around the world. For city-dwellers living in increasingly dense neighborhoods, nature often becomes synonymous with a singular tree or two as existing green spaces are few and far between. Istanbul, as the heart of Turkey, is one of the most congested cities in the world and has been struggling with the loss of public greenery due to privatization and population growth. Back in 2013, a riot over Gezi Park broke out as citizens desired to protect one of the cities <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118351090/is-istanbul-heading-for-renewed-protests-over-gezi-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">last remaining green spaces</a> from development.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/187028/dror" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dror</a>, the NY-based design practice, has plans to address this dearth with their new master plan for Istanbul&rsquo;s Parkorman. Located six miles north of the city center, Dror plans to counter the industrialized city-scape by &ldquo;designing a love story between people and nature in a city with no Central Park.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/95/95053q4jv78phf2e.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c3/c3oosgq3r8w5imhp.jpg"></p><p><strong>From the architects:&nbsp;</strong><em>We set out to create a park that dissolves the anxiety and fear that often accompanies an...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149998584/how-does-one-design-against-magic-used-to-trap-self-driving-cars How does one design against "magic" used to trap self-driving cars? Julia Ingalls 2017-03-21T12:45:00-04:00 >2017-03-26T23:06:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fe/fevhbt2v7w5028jf.jpg" width="650" height="358" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As if the challenges of politics, engineering, and weather weren't enough, now self-driving cars face another obstacle: purposeful visual sabotage, in the form of specially painted traffic lines that entice the car in before trapping it in an endless loop. As profiled in <a href="https://creators.vice.com/en_us/article/meet-the-artist-using-ritual-magic-to-trap-self-driving-cars" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vice</a>, the artist behind "Autonomous Trip 001," James Bridle, is demonstrating an unforeseen hazard of automation: those forces which, for whatever reason, want to mess it all up. Which raises the question: how does one effectively design for an impish sense of humor, or a deadly series of misleading markings?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149998406/bernardo-fort-brescia-laurinda-spear-philippe-starck-and-marcel-wanders-transform-the-urban-landscape-of-quito Bernardo Fort-Brescia, Laurinda Spear, Philippe Starck and Marcel Wanders transform the urban landscape of Quito trama 2017-03-20T18:19:00-04:00 >2017-03-20T18:19:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vl/vlfuz7hqa9dqlmrq.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designers Philippe Starck and Marcel Wanders, and architects Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear (Arquitectonica), along with the ecuadorian architect Tommy Schwarzkopf from Uribe &amp; Schwarzkopf are responsible for this transforming moment in the ecuadorian architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Quito, the capital of Ecuador and the first Cultural Heritage of Humanity, is in the process of renewing its urban and architectural image. Four architectural projects designed by important international studios, which are being built simultaneously, contribute decisively in this process, while others are in the design process.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7a/7axyhkixmwu249qa.jpg"><br><em>Oh Residencias, Bernardo Fort-Brescia, Laurinda Spear, Arquitectonica and Marcel Wanders, Tommy Schwarzkopf, Uribe &amp; Schwarzkopf, Quito, Ecuador</em></p><p>Designers Philippe Starck and Marcel Wanders, and architects Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear (Arquitectonica), along with the ecuadorian architect Tommy Schwarzkopf from Uribe &amp; Schwarzkopf are responsible for this transforming moment in the ecuadorian architecture.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e7/e7i0li5o39zpyh2r.jpg"><br><em>YOO CUMBAYA / Bernardo Fort-Brescia, Laurinda Spear, Philippe Starck , Tommy Schwarzkopf, Uribe &amp; Schwarzkopf, Quito, Ecuador</em></p><p>The construction of a new transportation system; the subway and the exit of the airport from the heart of the city, have mad...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149997855/foster-partners-wins-upper-orwell-crossings-competition-in-ipswich Foster + Partners wins Upper Orwell Crossings Competition in Ipswich Abigail Banfield 2017-03-17T04:47:00-04:00 >2017-03-17T10:23:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ji/jirp6bcmrrfohjcj.jpg" width="650" height="844" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Winning the Upper Orwell Crossings Competition is Foster + Partners with two new river crossings and a strategic scheme which revives connectivity in the town of Ipswich. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k7/k7pgp0mbdyjy43y0.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ab/abk1kx53tv410uhi.jpg"></p><p>Including the refurbishment of an existing lock, Foster + Partners have created a comprehensive way in which to revitalise the heart of the town through the improved&nbsp;connectivity and new public spaces. The project places the River Orwell at the centre, with a focus on encouraging walking and cycling in this place of natural beauty. Their approach to the site was described by Suffolk County Council as &nbsp;being a &ldquo;very appropriate response to the waterfront context and townscape, as well as acting as a catalyst for regeneration of the wider harbour area.&rdquo; &nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vl/vl6k5cfzk2satajg.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p9/p9pv8sda9hl8dsot.jpg"></p><p>The practice, for whom &ldquo;Ipswich holds a special place in [their] hearts&rdquo; (their landmark project, the Willis Faber building,1975, was one of the first to be designed by the firm), were chosen as the winners by a panel including Sir Michael Hopkins CBE with Lady...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149997795/sadar-vuga-declare-humor-is-a-rare-quality-in-architecture-in-a-new-documentary-on-the-influential-slovenian-firm Sadar + Vuga declare, "Humor is a rare quality in architecture" in a new documentary on the influential Slovenian firm Julia Ingalls 2017-03-16T18:32:00-04:00 >2017-03-16T18:36:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jg/jgbs1duc5icwqi2f.jpg" width="650" height="450" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Rejecting self-serious notions in favor of playful, experimental, and bold architecture, Slovenian architects <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/27772/sadar-vuga-arhitekti" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sadar + Vuga</a> have made a name themselves in the twenty-one years since they founded their practice.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/95/9555ctow0l467mrd.jpg"><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/88985961/sadar-vuga-s-air-traffic-control-center-atcc-in-slovenia-continues-to-gain-recognition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Sadar+Vuga&rsquo;s Air Traffic Control Center (ATCC) in Slovenia</em></a></p><p>One of the few firms to openly state that their work is "intentionally imperfect and awkward, robust, and ambiguous," Sadar + Vuga's work is now profiled in a documentary entitled "Sadar + Vuga XX." Watch the trailer below.&nbsp;</p><p><em>From the architects...</em></p><p>Focus of Sadar+Vuga XX documentary by director Damjan Kozole is the design process behind one of the most influential Slovenian architectural studios of the new generation, Sadar+Vuga.</p><p>The documentary Sadar+Vuga XX explores the production and communication of the Slovenian architectural firm Sadar+Vuga established by Jurij Sadar and Bo&scaron;tjan Vuga in Ljubljana in 1996. Individual reflections and talks with Slovenian and foreign architects, architectural critics and policy-makers, co...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149997786/nothing-constant-but-change-in-the-open-workshop-s-malleable-monuments Nothing constant but change in The Open Workshop's "Malleable Monuments" Julia Ingalls 2017-03-16T17:33:00-04:00 >2017-03-17T11:23:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/da/da1761ao2epdeedy.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With a stated goal of "reconciling and choreographing how the human and environmental subject and their individual, transforming, ephemeral, and often contradictory characteristics continuously recompose a permanent work," The Open Workshop's <em>Malleable Monuments</em> exhibition is a tour of three years worth of work by the Toronto/San Francisco-based collective.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fy/fyleii78xhw70uw6.jpg"><br><em>Photo by&nbsp;Abraham Chan</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8z/8zcbriw34qjj7qs3.jpg"><br><em>Photo by&nbsp;Abraham Chan</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i9/i9wroltppz67422r.jpg"><br><em>Photo by&nbsp;Abraham Chan</em></p><p>With projects including consulting on the redesign of Bruce Mau's office and accolades like the&nbsp;Architectural League of New York Young Architects Prize and the Emerging Leaders Award from Design Intelligence, The Open Workshop is building a solid reputation while delving into the ephemeral. With taxonomic drawings divided into four categories (Frameworks, Living Archives, Articulated Surfaces, and&nbsp;Rewiring States), the exhibition also investigates its constantly evolving territory through two large installations.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kd/kdnu5bpptnftsin8.jpg"><br><em>Photo by&nbsp;Abraham Chan</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wc/wc69oek84j0tups8.jpg"><br><em>Photo by&nbsp;Abraham Chan</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/yb/ybu3iw11fvrt3max.jpg"></p><p>The <a href="http://bustler.net/events/9089/malleable-monuments" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">exhibition,...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149997716/studio-ma-s-masterful-texture-wins-aia-arizona-s-firm-of-the-year-award Studio Ma's "masterful texture" wins AIA Arizona's "Firm of the Year" Award Julia Ingalls 2017-03-16T13:21:00-04:00 >2017-03-16T13:27:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gp/gpq0v9dgql4uoc6f.jpg" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://www.studioma.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Ma</a> may be small, but their work is mighty, at least according to the Arizona chapter of the AIA. The woman-owned firm, which has completed projects for Princeton University as well as a series of museums, public libraries and mixed-use housing developments, won the AIA's "Firm of the Year" award for the wide variety and complexity of their work, which the institute described as being "both smart and palpable, with a masterful use of texture."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m6/m66rr8r2ocrq4ovj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ea/eau53fel4a6jxj1m.jpg"></p><p>This is yet another in a series of accolades for the firm, including being placed in the "Design Vanguard" by Architectural Record. &ldquo;In our work, we strive to create building solutions that resonate with the surrounding context both large and small, in harmony with their greater environment,&rdquo; said owner Christiana Moss. &ldquo;This is essential to our client promise, to deliver innovative, sustainable and unique designs to forward-thinking institutions and individuals.&rdquo; Congratulations, all!</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wu/wuto09masblbsch4.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bq/bq1oguu5qbbsvorc.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149997710/oma-s-dubai-based-concrete-is-pretty-transparent OMA's Dubai-based "Concrete" is pretty transparent Julia Ingalls 2017-03-16T12:40:00-04:00 >2017-03-17T15:17:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yf/yf4215npfkbakrbp.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>By placing a semi-transparent facade onto a series of former industrial warehouses in Dubai, OMA has created an arts-oriented, multi-disclipinary space called "Concrete." The completed version doesn't quite match the firm's optimistic renderings (<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935045/oma-releases-renderings-of-event-project-space-in-dubai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in part because the concrete ameliorating foliage isn't present in these photos</a>) but one thing is certain: this is the first finished project of OMA's in Dubai, and Rem Koolhaas thinks that the design is very much of its place and time.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2r/2reck2545stcl411.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4d/4d32lj3e7r8nafev.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ge/ge8b5kdeiskxsm3e.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;Dubai is one of the cities that has had a deep impact on our work, and I am very happy that this particular building is our first effort here," Rem said. "In Concrete, we are not introducing a new shape but instead were able to infiltrate an existing building with an arts institution. This building is totally produced in Dubai; it is not a foreign ideal, and that I think is significant.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t6/t6n51unr84ffg2v5.jpg"></p><p>The 600 square meter building's first art exhibition, "Syria: Into the Light," will be viewable until April 3rd.&nbsp;</p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/149997225/how-should-cities-prepare-for-a-driverless-car-future-here-are-six-tips How should cities prepare for a driverless car future? Here are six tips Julia Ingalls 2017-03-14T20:47:00-04:00 >2017-03-15T01:31:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fc/fc0ipbzr2lxa8gs8.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The days of driving your own car are coming to a close: as many as seven million driverless cars could be making their self-directed way around major urban hubs across the U.S. within the next few decades. So what should cities do to keep up with these changes? This white paper by Arcadis gives six tips for city planners to prepare for the automated onslaught:</p><p>A study by transportation, economics and urban planning experts has found that ridesharing and ridesourcing services using autonomous vehicles (AV) could shift millions of drivers away from personal cars in major U.S. cities.</p><p>&ldquo;Driverless Future: A Policy Roadmap for City Leaders,&rdquo; the study prepared by Arcadis, HR&amp;A Advisors and Sam Schwartz Consulting, shows that the move to ridesharing and ridesourcing services that don&rsquo;t have a driver could cause a shift of up to 60 percent (3.6 million cars) from traditional to autonomous vehicles in the New York metro area alone over the next 15-20 years.</p><p>The Los Angeles metro area could see...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149997198/tear-down-that-wall-proposal Tear down that wall (proposal) Julia Ingalls 2017-03-14T18:09:00-04:00 >2017-03-14T23:47:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f6/f6gt1ouk193c0vp3.jpg" width="650" height="446" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rael writes that one of the most devastating consequences of the wall is &ldquo;the division of communities, cities, neighborhoods and families, resulting in the erosion of social infrastructure.&rdquo; When we talked, he wondered how we might create something positive from something so horrible: &ldquo;Can reform happen through borderland investment? If you build 150 libraries along the border, you&rsquo;d get a very different outcome.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The RFP for the border wall is out, but the conscience-bearing architectural community is staying in (and trying to imagine alternatives to this xenophobic concrete smear job). In particular, in this New York Times article they're suggesting building anything but walls, suggesting that perhaps investing in communities instead of splitting them apart is the way to go for the political and social benefit of everyone involved.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149997179/i-melt-with-you-indoor-city-installation-explores-dissolving-spatial-boundaries-in-an-era-of-climate-change I Melt With You: "Indoor City" installation explores dissolving spatial boundaries in an era of climate change Julia Ingalls 2017-03-14T17:44:00-04:00 >2017-03-16T12:06:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vo/vo2szjkdle1c6nve.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With layered narration from writers and the input of a climate scientist, the 40-foot long table installation known as "Indoor City" designed by Founder Rome Prize Fellows Phu Hoang and Rachely Rotem (<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/55229883/modu-formerly-phu-hoang-office-and-rachely-rotem-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MODU</a>)&nbsp;with Jonathan Berger, Hussein Fancy, Christoph Meinrenken, Jack Livings and Matthew Null,&nbsp;tackles the dire conceptual heft of designing for massive systemic weather change.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1s/1s5trzz1v49164a7.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ng/ngq5nlj59soq5g4c.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n5/n5lsnv6uxgvrcyw5.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/pr/prtpzs9mtzc66k64.gif"></p><p>By placing carbon ice on the installation, the idea is to track how divisions between urban spaces and the environment release more carbon dioxide into the air, thereby creating more stress on the environment (and making the urban spaces quite unpleasant to live in as a result). The project advocates for a more integrated design concept while allowing visitors to enjoy what amounts to a trippy installation. Here's a video of the installation, which is part of the 2017 Cinque Mostre show and&nbsp;will be viewable in person at the American Academy in Rome until April 4th:&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149996914/uva-school-of-architecture-selects-bradley-cantrell-as-chair-of-landscape-architecture UVA School of Architecture Selects Bradley Cantrell as Chair of Landscape Architecture CallyBryant 2017-03-13T13:08:00-04:00 >2017-03-13T13:17:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cx/cxfh9yk2zi1ccizv.jpg" width="650" height="446" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The University of Virginia School of Architecture has appointed Bradley Cantrell as the new chair of Landscape Architecture.&nbsp; Currently an associate professor of landscape architectural technology and director of the Master in Landscape Architecture degree program at Harvard University&rsquo;s Graduate School of Design, Cantrell will assume the role June 25, 2017.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3n/3necwzhbc4kj9h5n.jpg"></p><p>Cantrell comes to the University with a rich background in environmental and ecological design and its relationship to emerging technologies. His research investigates the role of digital media and computation in directing an environmental design process that operates as living model of landscape.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qt/qt3k4oh5sn9942fn.jpg"></p><p>Cantrell proposes &ldquo;synthetic ecologies&rdquo;&mdash;infrastructure innovations that use the complexity already in nature to inform data-driven processes and environmental decisions, from river spillways to pollution remediation.&nbsp; &ldquo;Brad&rsquo;s research rethinks the relationship of landscape design to material and ecological systems through the use of comp...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149996312/tour-paris-brutal-landmarks-with-this-new-architectural-guide Tour Paris' Brutal landmarks with this new architectural guide Julia Ingalls 2017-03-09T12:55:00-05:00 >2017-04-25T21:05:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fe/fes2c1rsv0x0h8e2.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Paris is not only the City of Lights, but also one of the great repositories of Brutalist buildings. "Brutalist Paris Map," a new architectural guide book put together by photographer Nigel Crow and edited by Robin Wilson of the Bartlett, marks the sixth in a series of publications touring various architectural genres in different cites.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7a/7ax42o300w9c9g3e.jpg"></p><p>The book will point you to monuments such as&nbsp;Les Choux de Creteil, Les Orgues de Flandre Les Damiers,&nbsp;and&nbsp;Bourse by Travail among a slew of others.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hp/hpr2auwoifh4vyzn.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149996307/vietnam-s-architectural-past-is-being-erased-by-new-economic-forces Vietnam's architectural past is being erased by new economic forces Julia Ingalls 2017-03-09T12:42:00-05:00 >2017-03-09T12:42:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2u/2uqgve4qfo8wcfox.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What's the value of history? It's a question that keeps coming up around the world as new projects displace older architecture. In Vietnam, many of Ho Chi Minh City's distinctive (and, in many cases, French-colonial-era) structures are being dispatched to memory in favor of newer developments meant to stimulate the economy. As this article in <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/03/04/vietnam-architectural-gems-disappearing/97098474/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">USA Today</a> notes:</p><p><em>Preservationists say developers and government officials are&nbsp;intent on making&nbsp;this city&nbsp;modern and care little for the vestiges of its colonial past. But destroying so many historic buildings, they warn, makes the city less livable and less attractive to tourists &mdash; which could undercut&nbsp;economic growth the government hopes to foster.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149995869/16-designers-to-display-new-tribune-tower-models-at-the-2nd-chicago-architecture-biennial 16 designers to display new "Tribune Tower" models at the 2nd Chicago Architecture Biennial Julia Ingalls 2017-03-07T19:41:00-05:00 >2017-03-07T19:42:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9m/9m5jgtg4zanjoxpt.jpg" width="532" height="800" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 1922 contest drew 263 entries from 23 countries and led to the construction of a landmark neo-Gothic skyscraper. In 1980, Chicago architects Stanley Tigerman and Stuart Cohen organized a "Late Entries" version of the legendary contest...Now, the curators of this year's Chicago Architecture Biennial are putting together what might be called the "Late Late Entries" to the Tribune Tower competition.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Although the names of the sixteen designers picked to create a new "Tribune Tower" at the Chicago Architecture Biennial haven't been announced quite yet, according to this article their designs are already being value-engineered in order to be as feasible as possible for potential construction. Whichever design may ultimately go on to the big time of 1:1 scale, the Biennial will be a delightful experience for all of those who still enjoy enormous physical models of both the built and the unbuilt variety:&nbsp;</p><p><em>In addition to the 16 new versions of Tribune Tower, the curators are commissioning two other 16-foot-tall models of designs for the skyscraper from early in the last century. One is a famous, columnlike version by the Austrian architect Adolf Loos that was part of the 1922 competition. The other, which was not officially entered, is a gridded modernist design by the German architect and urban planner Ludwig Hilberseimer.</em></p>