Archinect - News 2016-05-24T04:10:35-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149946793/first-look-inside-tate-modern-s-new-extension First look inside Tate Modern's new Extension Ellen Hancock 2016-05-23T12:11:00-04:00 >2016-05-23T14:14:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b4/b4lb496wv8fwekbq.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Set to open on 17 June, the Tate Modern Switch House &ndash; named after the part of the power station that the new galleries occupy &ndash; expands the museum by 60% to accommodate the surging numbers of visitors, which reached 5.7 million last year, well over double the number the building was designed to cope with when it opened in 2000. But the arresting brick ziggurat is also a physical symbol of the effect the Tate has had on its surroundings.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ix/ix8g1xt43zuvn274.jpg">Read more relating article here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945987/future-sustainable-skyscrapers-will-be-made-of-wood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future sustainable skyscrapers will be made of...wood?</a></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945931/fabricated-robot-installation-at-the-v-a-unveiled-as-part-of-their-first-engineering-season" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fabricated robot installation at the V&amp;A unveiled as part of their first Engineering Season</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945806/herzog-and-de-meuron-in-conversation-with-rowan-moore" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog and de Meuron in conversation with Rowan Moore</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946755/museum-of-london-gives-a-tour-of-its-new-smithfield-site Museum of London gives a tour of its new Smithfield site Ellen Hancock 2016-05-23T09:57:00-04:00 >2016-05-23T09:57:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5c/5cymmve7nms37rjt.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The museum is planning to move from its present landlocked home within the Barbican with no entrance at street level, into a cathedral-sized space, using the abandoned Victorian general market at Smithfield, next door to the famous meat market. &ldquo;Our job is to make this the best museum in the world,&rdquo; Ament said, carefully stepping around pigeon droppings and pools of water in the old market, which has been empty for the last 30 years while developers and conservationists fought over its fate.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Museum of London have high expectations and high hopes for this monumental space, set to open it's doors in 2021. There is even a working train line running through the central space, a feature Ament is desperately keen to keep.&nbsp;</p><p>Read more on London projects here:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938084/shortlist-for-new-museum-of-london-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shortlist for new Museum of London revealed</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944211/shortlist-announced-for-uk-s-top-museum-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shortlist announced for UK's top museum prize</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945931/fabricated-robot-installation-at-the-v-a-unveiled-as-part-of-their-first-engineering-season" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fabricated robot installation at the V&amp;A unveiled as part of their first Engineering Season</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946727/editor-s-picks-446 Editor's Picks #446 Nam Henderson 2016-05-23T09:19:00-04:00 >2016-05-23T12:33:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2u/2uwj1i27bgdlzi2n.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/roberturquhart" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Urquhart</a> spoke with curators <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149943348/previewing-the-2016-venice-biennale-the-british-pavilion-s-home-economics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jack Self, Shumi Bose and Finn Williams and previewed their British Pavilion for the 2016 Venice Biennale</a>.</p><p>As they explained;</p><p>"<em>We&rsquo;re interested in the influence of bureaucratic apparatus like the Terms &amp; Conditions of Airbnb, the semantics of a mortgage, or the lifespan of product warranties, on the design of the home. But rather than seeing these as constraints, we want to show these as fields where architecture can expand its agency.</em>"</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149940804/sn-hetta-s-expanded-sfmoma-is-235-000-square-feet-of-egalitarianism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Plus, </a><a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149940804/sn-hetta-s-expanded-sfmoma-is-235-000-square-feet-of-egalitarianism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> h</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149940804/sn-hetta-s-expanded-sfmoma-is-235-000-square-feet-of-egalitarianism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ad a chance to visit</a>&nbsp;Sn&oslash;hetta's expanded SFMOMA.&nbsp;Her conclusion, that it "<em>elegantly achieves its stated goals of being accessible and welcoming to all, if not necessarily being a stunning piece of architecture in its own right.</em>"&nbsp;<strong>LiMX</strong> liked what he read "<em>Good review, not the boring contrarianism I've read elsewhere.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/be/beiqs9pervq5nf04.jpg"></p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br>In late April the Vanna Venturi House, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944193/vanna-venturi-house-s-new-owner-plans-to-preserve-property" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">was sold after more than nine months on the open market</a>.&nbsp;In response <strong>quondam&hellip;</strong>, <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> and others, explored whether a building as "<em>volumi...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946403/win-two-tickets-to-conversations-at-clerkenwell-as-part-of-clerkenwell-design-week-2016 Win two tickets to 'Conversations at Clerkenwell' as part of Clerkenwell Design Week 2016 Ellen Hancock 2016-05-21T00:30:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T19:19:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/61/61q7i5l1w974vgr4.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In conjunction with this years <a href="http://www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clerkenwell Design Week</a>, we are giving away two free tickets to&nbsp;<a href="https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/conversations-at-clerkenwell-reimagining-a-design-icon-the-transformation-of-the-commonwealth-tickets-24927159806" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Reimagining a design icon: The transformation of the Commonwealth Institute into the new Design Museum</strong></a>&nbsp;talk as part of Conversations at Clerkenwell.&nbsp;</p><p>The new Design Museum will reopen its doors on the 24 November this year in a brand new home &ndash; the former Commonwealth Institute in Kensington. The complex, a unique 1960s Grade II* listed building which has stood vacant for over a decade, is being transformed by a design team led by John Pawson. &nbsp;Join Senior Architect Chris Masson, the Design Museum Deputy Director Alice Black and Roger Cunliffe, who ran the original Commonwealth Institute design team, as they reflect on this once-in-a-lifetime design project.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/im/im6vxf0ef3a4mijg.jpg"></p><p>Clerkenwell Design Week provides a world-class showcase of leading UK and international designers, brands and companies across showroom events, exhibitions, live talks, workshops and installations and opens this Tuesday 24th until Thursd...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946426/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-student-work-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Student Work" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-05-20T15:24:00-04:00 >2016-05-22T20:59:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/48/48zip9l1z760guwn.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 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/650x/8n/8ntq9p2zjmgh147x.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/149945513/abstraction-explicated/149945553" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Abstraction Explicated</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/149945513/beth-carliner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beth Carliner</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8r/8re7vhakroujsybt.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/149301059/masters-in-architecture-portfolio-south-dakota-state-university/149301862" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Masters in Architecture Portfolio - South Dakota State University</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/149301059/brian-skrovig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brian Skrovig</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q1/q1wbnz99c29o1noo.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/bmeekins16/project/net-work" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Net Work</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/bmeekins16" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Birger Meekins</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7f/7fyt2xtzqtzb990c.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/tedwhitley/project/the-shell" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Shell</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/tedwhitley" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Edward Whitley</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ns/nsrndpm5yrfm4x0t.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/saheyoon/project/arch101" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA River Housing Project</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/saheyoon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Evan Yoon</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tk/tkeq3vkk7ho0expt.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/nehcanna/project/lehi-green-link" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lehi Green</a> Link by <a href="http://archinect.com/nehcanna" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anna Chen</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zb/zbug7o5xchf88kjo.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/gronowskajoanna/project/alexander-mcqueen-showroom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexander McQueen Showroom</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/gronowskajoanna" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Joanna Gronowska</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8d/8do3rwwdyt78o7su.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/bridgettevansloun/project/silent-sound" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">[silent] SOUND</a> by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/bridgettevansloun" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bridgette Van Sloun</a> with Kara Simard</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yb/ybmmm4fdjiyrxuwd.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/intotheloop/project/drawn-in-place-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Drawn-In-Place Pavilion</a>, a joint thesis project by <a href="http://archinect.com/intotheloop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kevin Clement</a> with Anders Rod</p><p>(Cover pic: <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/149945296/haute-couture/149945299" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Haute Couture</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/149945296/ryosuke-imaeda" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ryosuke Imaeda</a>)</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Click <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/117299/archinect-pinterest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to see more "Ten Top Images on Archinect's Pinterest Boards" posts.</p><p><strong>Wanna be included in one of the next roundups?</strong></p><p>Simply upload your work...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946366/benoy-announced-in-heathrow-shortlist-for-terminal-of-the-future-expansion Benoy Announced in Heathrow Shortlist for Terminal of the Future Expansion Ellen Hancock 2016-05-20T11:37:00-04:00 >2016-05-21T01:11:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sb/sb2npqdf8x7ro3f0.jpg" width="514" height="248" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Benoy has been shortlisted along with three other British design firms including HOK, Grimshaw and Zaha Hadid to create a a new concept for the country's global gateway. &nbsp;The architects were asked by Heathrow to consider the purpose and potential of an airport with the resulting designs showcasing bold new strategies for a world class sustainable airport. The designs focus on innovative passenger experience and the integration of local communities.</p><p>Benoy Global Director Tom Cartledge commented on the appointment saying;<em>&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;The Aviation sector is incredibly exciting at the moment as we are rapidly evolving our expectations&nbsp;and imaginations of what an Airport represents. We are extremely honoured to be included in the shortlist and our concept has reimagined Heathrow as a &lsquo;Destination&rsquo; in its own right, transforming the site to be at the forefront of the next generation of airports.&rdquo;</em></p><p>Take a look at Benoy's design concept below:<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mp/mprbf7owjkv5q5ii.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cx/cx0mzu4yvyu80604.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q2/q2viza40irti9qk1.jpg"></p><p>Find relating articles here:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945987/future-sustainable-skyscrapers-will-be-made-of-wood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future sustainable skyscrapers wi...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946167/architect-richard-meier-changes-his-palette-for-new-tower Architect Richard Meier Changes His Palette for New Tower Richard Meier & Partners 2016-05-19T11:06:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T15:00:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ou/ou1j1pzktle2miu0.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>But an old friend, and a special commission, have gotten the architect to change his stripes. Mr. Meier has designed a black building. At East 39th Street and First Avenue in Manhattan, developer Sheldon Solow will be unveiling a 42-story, 556-unit residential building. It will be Mr. Meier&rsquo;s tallest in the city and his first since his trio of apartment towers on West Street were completed in 2004.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h6/h6gusx0d56zwnvoo.jpg"><br><em>A rendering of the Richard Meier-designed building.&nbsp;PHOTO:&nbsp;VIZE/RICHARD MEIER &amp; PARTNERS ARCHITECTS</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946060/the-history-and-the-future-of-the-urban-skyway The History and the Future of the Urban Skyway Places Journal 2016-05-18T18:26:00-04:00 >2016-05-21T01:09:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6e/6eu10k70gcqjya6q.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The grade-separated pedestrian systems built in the 20th century have a variety of names: skyways, skywalks, pedways, footbridges, the +15, and the Ville Souteraine. But they have one thing in common &mdash; they have radically altered the form and spatial logic of cities around the world.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Despite its fundamental role in the production of urban space, the skyway has received scant critical attention. In their article on Places, and new Walker Arts Center book&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.artbook.com/9781935963127.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Parallel Cities: The Multilevel Metropolis</a>,</em>&nbsp;Jennifer Yoos and Vincent James take a closer look at the history of urban skyways. From their experimental origins to the emerging new wave of 21st-century skyways, Yoos and James uncover the far-reaching ways that three-dimensional urbanism has shaped cities around the world.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945987/future-sustainable-skyscrapers-will-be-made-of-wood Future sustainable skyscrapers will be made of...wood? Julia Ingalls 2016-05-18T12:29:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T23:48:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dp/dpwbtgq6f73c38ci.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Proponents of the material, called cross-laminated timber, or CLT, say it can be used to erect buildings that are just as strong and fire-resistant as those made from steel and concrete. Those qualities have helped excite the passions of architects and environmentalists, who think it could unlock a greener method for housing the world&rsquo;s growing population, and timber producers, who hope to open a U.S. market for the value-added good.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Right now the structures are mainly proposals, but CLT could be the principal element of a 100-story tower nicknamed "The Splinter" in London as designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141304606/with-city-s-approval-london-the-stump-pinnacle-celebrates-resurrection-as-22-bishopsgate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PLP Architecture</a>, while there's an ornamental 40-story timber tower in Stockholm on the boards, as designed by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145578340/will-tall-towers-and-sky-walks-populate-the-stockholm-of-the-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anders Berensson Architects</a>:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f8/f8s4rbjqa58h7n3b.jpg"></p><p>These aren't your grandfather's skyscrapers:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135648126/a-bamboo-skyscraper-fosters-public-life" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A bamboo skyscraper fosters public life</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149580668/a-closer-look-at-big-s-west-57th-street-courtscraper" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A closer look at BIG's West 57th Street "courtscraper"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937488/here-comes-the-dronescraper" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Here comes the "dronescraper"</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945984/architects-design-the-house-of-tomorrow Architects design ‘the house of tomorrow’ Ellen Hancock 2016-05-18T12:18:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T23:47:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/56/56a050f8bc62e9c57ab78a45b6b88490.jpg" width="514" height="490" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) invited six contemporary architecture practices to create speculative responses to the UK&rsquo;s housing crisis for the exhibition, At Home in Britain: Designing the House of Tomorrow. Drawing on materials from the RIBA archives, the studios from the UK, France and the Netherlands produced designs that re-examine the familiar housing typologies of the cottage, terrace and flat.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read relating article here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944209/architects-advice-to-london-s-new-mayor-sadiq-khan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects advice to London's new mayor Sadiq Khan</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942752/950-for-a-mouldy-central-flat-welcome-to-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&pound;950 for a mouldy 'central' flat? Welcome to London.</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941650/the-root-of-london-s-housing-crisis-lies-beyond-its-borders" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The root of London's housing crisis lies beyond its borders</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/143145697/london-s-bleak-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's Bleak Housing</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945931/fabricated-robot-installation-at-the-v-a-unveiled-as-part-of-their-first-engineering-season Fabricated robot installation at the V&A unveiled as part of their first Engineering Season Ellen Hancock 2016-05-18T12:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-21T00:07:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9c/9ca6vfadt2f9v8t4.jpg" width="514" height="294" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>To mark the beginning of it's first ever Engineering Season, the V&amp;A has revealed a new large-scale installation in the John Madjeski Garden;&nbsp;<em>Elytra Filament Pavilion</em>.&nbsp;</p><p>The pavilion's components have been fabricated by a robot at the University of Stuttgart and then assembled on site. Utilsing biomimicry principles the structure is inspired by lightweight construction principles found in nature, specifically the fibrous structures of the forewing shells of flying beetles known as elytra.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c1/c1ql3r1qqtuvywpf.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3k/3k8nbhok7bw8wh26.jpg"></p><p>This is the first public commission in the UK for experimental architect Achim Menges who has teamed up&nbsp;with&nbsp;Moritz D&ouml;rstelmann, structural engineer Jan Knippers and climate engineer Thomas Auer.</p><p><strong>Achim Menges&nbsp;</strong><strong>said:</strong>&nbsp;&ldquo;<em>Advances in the technologies of making have always been a catalyst for&nbsp;design innovation, which is nowhere more evident than at the V&amp;A. With&nbsp;Elytra&nbsp;Filament&nbsp;Pavilion&nbsp;we aim to celebrate a truly contemporary and integrative approach to design,&nbsp;engineering and production, resulting in a dist...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945882/oma-s-hyper-corb OMA's hyper Corb Orhan Ayyüce 2016-05-17T20:31:00-04:00 >2016-05-21T22:01:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bk/bkt7n2n5o8wuj1y1.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>OMA&rsquo;s design for the National Art Museum of China in 2011 was planned as a city, revolutionizing the way in which museum&rsquo;s work today. Like any city, circulation can be efficient and direct &ndash; for larger groups &ndash; or meandering and individual. The story of Chinese art can be told, or discovered. The main circulation of the city is based on a five-pointed star that leads from the multiple entry points on the periphery to the centre.- OMA on Instagram</p></em><br /><br /><p>I had to think twice or more, but I think my title for this plan works.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945738/olafur-eliasson-s-green-light-responds-to-the-refugee-crisis-in-europe Olafur Eliasson's 'Green Light' responds to the refugee crisis in Europe Ellen Hancock 2016-05-17T11:30:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T23:50:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1r/1rul3zjrmze7cpuw.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Green Light is an artistic workshops that responds to the current situation in Europe, in which countless refugees are caught up in legal and political limbo. Together with TBA21 in Vienna, Olafur Eliasson has invited people from different backgrounds &ndash; refugees and locals &ndash; to take part in exchanges at <a href="http://www.tba21.org/greenlight" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TBA21-Augarten</a> through a playful, creative process.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2o/2ot9irr2boj2odox.jpg"></p><p>Over the course of the three-month project, which ends&nbsp;5 June,&nbsp;participants put together&nbsp;<em>Green light</em>&nbsp;lamp modules designed by Olafur Eliasson on two days of the week and take part in&nbsp;practical workshops and language courses on two other days. During that time, TBA21 is also hosting a multifaceted programme of shared learning that features workshops, seminars, performances, screenings, lectures, and artistic interventions.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dy/dy1k2pscv3tbaha7.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c6/c6rdophz4v2g7r30.jpg"></p><p><em>&ldquo;Green light is an act of welcoming, addressed both to those who have fled hardship and instability in their home countries and to the residents of Vienna. I hope Green light shines light on some of the challenges a...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945247/john-knight-s-installation-at-redcat-makes-you-think-about-the-difference John Knight's installation at REDCAT makes you think about the difference Orhan Ayyüce 2016-05-15T12:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T23:08:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9r/9rejwbb70bc1end1.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>His installation invites comparison to other kinds of architectural fakery, including malls, entertainment centers, theme parks and casinos. Many of these businesses serve themselves up as sanitized versions of real cities.</p></em><br /><br /><p>L.A Times reviews John Knight exhibition at the REDCAT in Los Angeles.</p><p><a href="https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/john-knight" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Knight</a>'s work is known internationally for its institutional critique and its meticulously&nbsp;investigated in-situ precision opening itself to the series of further questions. What is behind the subjects concerning the things that matter, made visual in the aesthetics of the works which materialize as carefully designed objects, housing critical subtexts anywhere from economics to physical architecture to federal politics of territoriality to the institutionalization of art and other mirrored contexts with penetrating acumen provoking the viewer to "think" as the&nbsp;L.A. Times critic David Pagel quotes in his review title.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945240/artist-daniel-buren-spruces-up-gehry-s-fondation-louis-vuitton-with-colorful-intervention Artist Daniel Buren spruces up Gehry's Fondation Louis Vuitton with colorful intervention Justine Testado 2016-05-13T20:18:00-04:00 >2016-05-15T21:58:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k1/k12hcbkkjb2vzeh8.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Thanks to in situ artist Daniel Buren, the white glassy curved sails of the Gehry-designed Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris have received a generous splash of vibrant color &mdash; or 13 colors, to be exact...Developed in collaboration with Frank Gehry, Buren's temporary piece, titled &ldquo;The Observatory of Light&ldquo;, made its official debut this past Wednesday. It took 29 nights over a period of five weeks to apply the dyed filters and white 8.7 cm-wide strips throughout the building's 3,528 glass panes.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9r/9rlc36t1oakkztpr.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jd/jd5f97e76c1dxa1c.jpg"><br><br>Read more about Buren's intervention <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4880/a-closer-look-at-daniel-buren-s-colorful-intervention-at-the-fondation-louis-vuitton" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945215/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-color-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Color" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-05-13T19:10:00-04:00 >2016-05-22T21:11:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ku/kuyjqom66svhd6vr.jpg" width="514" height="394" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/color/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Color</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xw/xwzi9yx98x5a1egi.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/ssc-a/project/venafi-slc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venafi SLC</a> in Salt Lake City, UT in <a href="http://archinect.com/ssc-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Christensen Architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8m/8mxeqgoio2udglov.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/openarch/project/stepped-courtyards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stepped Courtyards</a> in Fuzhou, China by <a href="http://archinect.com/openarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OPEN Architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5n/5nv1t6tz3rhn2cq8.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/klopfarchitecture/project/renewed-classic-eichler-by-klopf-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renewed Classic Eichler</a> in&nbsp;Sunnyvale, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/klopfarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Klopf Architecture</a>; Photo: Mariko Reed</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qh/qh5ppwow20xdmhaf.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/echaurimoralesarquitectos/project/rinconada-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rinconada House</a> in Zapopan, Mexico by <a href="http://archinect.com/echaurimoralesarquitectos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Echauri Morales Arquitectos</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m1/m1uir8h0juezvwna.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/aplusa/project/great-wall-yunmo-winery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Great Wall Yunmo Winery</a> in Yinchuan, China by <a href="http://archinect.com/aplusa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a+a anderloni associates</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g6/g6jqgekrhtyp9680.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/arosarchitects/project/vineyard-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vineyard House</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/arosarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aros Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ul/ulb9fsbmbnnma1wu.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/gg-loop/project/gentle-genius" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gentle Genius</a> in Altamura, Italy by <a href="http://archinect.com/gg-loop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GG-loop</a>; Photo: Michael Sieber</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gy/gysa5powhb2rwfxc.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/GENASSEMBLY/project/vinegar-hill" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vinegar Hill</a> in Brooklyn, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/GENASSEMBLY" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">General Assembly</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/au/au6iozw6njoy8qjw.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/softlab/project/behance" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Behance</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/softlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOFTlab</a>; Photo: Alan Tansey</p><p>(Cover pic: <a href="http://archinect.com/dominique-coulon-associes/project/nursery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nursery</a> in Buhl, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/dominique-coulon-associes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dominique Coulon &amp; asso...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945012/new-public-artwork-gathers-10-000-tree-species-spanning-the-history-of-the-planet New public artwork gathers 10,000 tree species spanning the history of the planet Ellen Hancock 2016-05-13T11:42:00-04:00 >2016-05-13T19:49:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7g/7g0evdyq4j0hqowa.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Th University of Bristol has revealed a new public artwork to mark the opening of the University's new Life Sciences building. After three years research, over 10,00 unique tree species have been gathered from across the planet.&nbsp;</p><p>The sculptural pavilion is a collaboration between the artist Katie Paterson and the architects Zeller &amp; Moye.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Katie Paterson recalls:</strong><em>&ldquo;Some samples are incredibly rare&ndash;fossils of unfathomable age, and fantastical&nbsp;trees such as&nbsp;Cedar of Lebanon, the Phoenix Palm,and the&nbsp;Methuselah tree thought to be one of the oldest&nbsp;trees in the World at 4,&nbsp;847 years of age,&nbsp;as well as a&nbsp;railroad tie&nbsp;taken from the Panama Canal Railway,&nbsp;which claimed the lives of between 5,000 to 10,000 workers over its 50 year construction and&nbsp;wood is&nbsp;salvaged from the remnants of the iconic Atlantic city boardwalk devastated by hurricane Sandy in 2012.&rdquo;</em></p><p>The artwork will be&nbsp;permanently&nbsp;sited in the historic Royal Fort Gardens in&nbsp;Bristol.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u8/u84s44m6xbscda1f.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0s/0s6tpys88yjd3kt1.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0k/0kmsecn35zvzfbxt.jpg"></p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/149945014/uk-school-buildings-are-damaging-pupils-health-and-performance UK school buildings are damaging pupils’ health and performance Ellen Hancock 2016-05-13T10:03:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T00:50:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e2/e2ee09a36d2674b8e03fd13399e12a26.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>School buildings in the UK are of such poor quality that children are underperforming and teachers are quitting the classroom, experts have warned. A new study by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) found that one in five teachers have considered leaving their school as a result of stressful, overcrowded working environments caused by the poorly designed buildings they have to teach in.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Relating UK articles here:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944844/crossrail-unveils-images-of-new-elizabeth-line-stations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Crossrail unveils images of new Elizabeth line stations</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944704/latest-university-of-westminster-burning-man-studio-project-needs-a-kickstart" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Latest University of Westminster Burning Man studio project needs a Kickstart</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944509/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This week's picks for London architecture and design events</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944753/don-t-miss-8-unique-exhibition-venues-at-cdw2016 Don’t miss 8 unique exhibition venues at #CDW2016 Sponsor 2016-05-13T04:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T00:48:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dp/dpp4cxstl1i7umvy.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clerkenwell Design Week</a></strong><br>&nbsp;<p>This year, Clerkenwell Design Week is bigger and better than ever &ndash; covering more ground and introducing 4 brand new exhibition venues - &lsquo;Design Fields&rsquo;, &lsquo;Additions&rsquo;, &lsquo;Project&rsquo; and &lsquo;British Collection&rsquo;, in addition to the returning favourites &lsquo;Platform&rsquo;, &lsquo;Detail&rsquo;, &lsquo;Detail Pavilion&rsquo; and &lsquo;Icon House of Culture&rsquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2a/2a1jxuwpsmah6ias.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;&amp;Tradition at Icon House of Culture</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ft/ftu5o9iadszi5x06.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;Orsjo at Design Fields</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xf/xfhg9pv2c3us9a1v.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;PTOLEMY MANN at Detail</p><p>Each with its own focus and style, make sure you follow the exhibition route to discover the very best in product, lighting and furniture design from across the globe.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bit.ly/1XMjZhV" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Register free now</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944852/world-s-tallest-elevator-tower-is-going-up World's tallest elevator tower is going up Julia Ingalls 2016-05-12T12:37:00-04:00 >2016-05-12T12:37:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jq/jq1mtbburxzd8on5.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Elevator manufacturer Otis will build the world&rsquo;s tallest elevator test tower in Shanghai, as part of the company&rsquo;s bid to develop lifts for skyscrapers in China and around the world. The elevator test tower will be 270 metres high and it is an anticipated to be the tallest above-ground test tower in the world upon completion, Otis said on Tuesday.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In addition to being the home of the tallest building in the world with <a href="http://archinect.com/gensler" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gensler</a>'s Shanghai Tower, in 2018 <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142454438/sci-arc-expands-to-shanghai-with-more-global-programs-on-the-way" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shanghai</a> will also have the distinction of having the globe's tallest elevator test tower, which, to judge from Otis' renderings, could be described generously as occupying the extreme end of functionalism.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/80/80svd2ku3d44y2wp.jpg"></p><p>Meanwhile, in other sky-is-the-limit project news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145578340/will-tall-towers-and-sky-walks-populate-the-stockholm-of-the-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will tall towers and sky walks populate the Stockholm of the future?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134740546/london-s-oligarch-transformation-continues-with-a-sky-pool" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's oligarch-transformation continues with a "sky pool"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941796/construction-of-shop-s-29th-floor-skybridge-pool-nearing-completion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Construction of SHoP's 29th-floor skybridge pool nearing completion</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944844/crossrail-unveils-images-of-new-elizabeth-line-stations Crossrail unveils images of new Elizabeth line stations Ellen Hancock 2016-05-12T12:23:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T23:14:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8i/8ixxbt88p6yc9uq2.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Elizabeth line will link London and the South East from Reading to Heathrow with 10 new stations and upgrades to 30 existing stations.&nbsp;</p><p>Currently Europe's largest infrastructure project the &pound;14.8 billion scheme began in Canary Wharf in 2009 and is now 75% complete. Services will begin in 2018.</p><p>Although the stations will have recognisable features uniting them; Crossrail have said that each station will have it's own distinctive character that reflects the heritage and local cultural of the area.&nbsp;</p><p>The stations have been specifically designed to make travel as easy as possible with accessibility, comfort and safety in mind.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Mike Brown MVO, London's Transport Commissioner, said:&nbsp;</strong><em>&ldquo;The TfL-run Elizabeth line will transform travel across London, reducing journey times, relieving congestion on the Tube network, and radically improving step-free access with brand new accessible stations.&nbsp; This exhibition will enable customers to really start to see what their new stations will look like wh...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944742/bjarke-ingels-group-aecom-join-forces-with-hyperloop Bjarke Ingels Group + AECOM join forces with Hyperloop Julia Ingalls 2016-05-11T19:32:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T23:14:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hp/hp46rkws7hwz0alp.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Not content to merely redefine <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149580668/a-closer-look-at-big-s-west-57th-street-courtscraper" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">skyscrapers</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935095/big-unveils-moat-encircled-stadium-design-for-d-c" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">football stadiums</a>, and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132566360/architects-are-not-the-creators-of-the-city-but-the-midwives-says-bjarke-ingels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the agency of the architect</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels Group</a> is now leaping into the realm of transportation, joining up with Hyperloop to "transform the future of public infrastructure."&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8p/8pwl9wtb85yt1jnr.jpg"></p><p>Bjarke explained it thusly:&nbsp;"Traditionally, the work of an architect is to design buildings for the same known program - a residence or a workplace - and try to squeeze in a marginal improvement here or an elegant design solution there. With Hyperloop we are not only designing a futuristic station or a very fast train - we are dealing with an entirely novel technology with the potential to completely transform how our existing cities will grow and evolve - &nbsp;and how new cities will be conceived and constructed."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jj/jjmtxlnl8b2ent7s.jpg"></p><p>For its part, AECOM will focus on improving the freight end of the transportation system, focusing its highly trained teams on the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.&nbsp;"AECOMs partnership with Hyperloop One has the potential to transform ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944705/lissoni-architettura-conceptualizes-a-submerged-aquarium-in-the-east-river Lissoni Architettura Conceptualizes a Submerged Aquarium in the East River Dana Schulz 2016-05-11T14:36:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T23:11:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ph/phm0i8kk8vzkegif.jpg" width="514" height="291" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A lower level would contain the actual aquarium, while the higher level would be a floating green island. At night, the island would slide to cover the island and turn into a planetarium, its movement resembling that of a shell. A sloping beachfront would cover the parking area, and a public park would connect the mainland with the new basin.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Milan-based firm Lissoni Architettura created the winning entry for Arch Out Loud's ideas competition for a NYC aquarium and public waterfront. They propose a submerged aquarium called NYCAquatrium&nbsp;that will be located in a new basin along the Long Island City waterfront.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944704/latest-university-of-westminster-burning-man-studio-project-needs-a-kickstart Latest University of Westminster Burning Man studio project needs a Kickstart Julia Ingalls 2016-05-11T14:32:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T23:11:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sq/sq5lma39xexy89u7.jpg" width="514" height="188" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the past several years, tutors&nbsp;Arthur Mamou-Mani and Toby Burgess' <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/62324029/pink-floyd-drummer-awarded-honorary-architecture-degree" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Westminster</a>&nbsp;design studio DS10 has helped students develop installation designs for Burning Man, many of which have gone on to be realized on the festival's grounds. This year, the parametrically-inspired, purposefully all-caps-titled design "PURSUIT" by fifth-year student Joshua Potter is hoping to be among those projects that make it to Black Rock City, thanks in part to his <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pursuitburn2016/pursuit-a-unique-art-installation-for-burning-man" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0b/0bbnzjkxukv3zvk0.jpg"></p><p>Potter used an arrowhead as his conceptual starting point, gradually deriving the six principal tower-like timber members of the structure's geometry through a mathematical process known as Pursuit Curvature.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7k/7kfyno155o7nhg6b.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/18/18tatkjzq9rxnn2v.jpg"></p><p>Described by Potter as "an interactive art installation that celebrates humanity's ongoing quest for Peace, Freedom and Joy - in Life, Love and Art" the project has about another $22K to raise by May 16th.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xa/xa4wl7ektkhuu6un.jpg"></p><p>In which the merits and disappointments of Burning Man are discussed with some fervor:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107052810/gentrification-of-burning-man" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gentrification of Bu...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944687/steven-holl-designs-concave-response-lighting-for-new-visual-arts-building Steven Holl designs "concave response" lighting for new visual arts building Julia Ingalls 2016-05-11T13:01:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T22:06:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wy/wylpligimsyx7ens.jpg" width="514" height="293" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>"We don't&nbsp;have&nbsp;a&nbsp;single&nbsp;'style,'" <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/140953853/a-dance-for-architecture-a-conversation-with-steven-holl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl</a> explained in reference to his firm's new four level, 35,000 square foot Visual Arts Building commissioned for the <a href="http://archinect.com/fandm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Franklin &amp; Marshall College</a>. "We always try to shape a unique&nbsp;experience, and our approach is the same with this project. We look to create something of this place, to inspire future students."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7g/7gfv9zosmnr1flu9.jpg"></p><p>Influenced heavily by the numerous hundred-year-old-plus trees that occupy the&nbsp;site, the Visual Arts Building is conceived as rising like a kite into the arboreal canopy and features a glass-enclosed forum on the ground floor that allows a clear view from the building's campus side of Buchanan Park.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tt/tt85rithlj88vhuc.jpg"></p><p>A variety of faculty and advanced student studios, as well as a lecture hall/film screening auditorium and dedicated film labs, will compliment the project's classroom space.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kx/kxtlxnga6dqa2kff.jpg"></p><p>In addition to geothermal heating and cooling, the project features an inventive, noteworthy take on lighting. In this case, the "building&rsquo;s light profile is a concave r...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944409/riba-announces-30-projects-selected-for-international-prize RIBA announces 30 projects selected for International Prize Ellen Hancock 2016-05-10T15:16:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T22:40:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uf/ufuyusct0pkkf1u1.jpg" width="514" height="206" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The 30 buildings to be visited by the RIBA awards committee and under consideration for the inaugural RIBA International Prize have been announced today. This is the first RIBA award open to any qualified architect in the world and includes projects of varying size and budget.&nbsp;</p><p>Consequently the buildings span 20 different countries across the globe such as; Mexico, Turkey, Dublin and Vietnam. The selected projects will be whittled down to 20 and then a final six in the autumn, with the winner announced in December 2016.&nbsp;</p><p>The six finalist chosen will be visited by the Grand Jury which includes Richard Rogers, Billie Tsien and Marilyn Jordan Taylor FAIA among others.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>RIBA President, Jane Duncan commented:&#8203;</strong></p><p><em>&ldquo;W&#8203;e have been delighted with the response to our inaugural RIBA International Prize, which has brought a huge range of exceptional entries from all around the globe.&#8203;It will be fascinating to see insights from the judges and entrants into&#8203;t&#8203;he power and value of great architecture, wh...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944300/designjunction-dwell-on-design-announce-line-up-for-nycxdesign-2016 designjunction + Dwell on Design announce line-up for NYCxDesign 2016 Sponsor 2016-05-10T13:52:00-04:00 >2016-05-10T18:49:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0l/0ln58e6b1k51nkgz.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://thedesignjunction.co.uk/new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">designjunction + Dwell on Design NYC</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>For the first time this May 13-15, the UK&rsquo;s leading design exhibition designjunction and Dwell on Design, America&rsquo;s largest design event, will partner during NYCxDESIGN. This much anticipated collaboration promises to present the city&rsquo;s most exciting display of cutting-edge design and captivating conversations.</p><p>The warehouse-style ArtBeam venue in Chelsea will host speakers including legendary illustrator <strong>Bob Gill</strong>; <strong>Caroline Baumann</strong>, director of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; artist <strong>Tom Sachs</strong>; architects <strong>Matthias Hollwich</strong> of HWKN and <strong>Dong-Ping Wong</strong> and <strong>Oana Stanescu</strong> of Family; <strong>Dorothy Cosonas</strong>, creative director of KnollTextiles; and design entrepreneurs <strong>Sandy Chilewich</strong>, <strong>Stephanie Goto</strong>, <strong>David Weeks</strong>, and <strong>Gregory Buntain</strong> of Fort Standard.</p><p>designjunction + Dwell on Design will also provide a community hub for design and architecture. WeWork, the archetypal co-working space, brings a pop-up workspace to the ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944248/when-does-a-billboard-become-a-protected-landmark When does a billboard become a protected landmark? Alexander Walter 2016-05-09T14:06:00-04:00 >2016-05-18T23:31:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qd/qdn13qtl8gqr4g54.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If someone told you today that a new, brightly lit neon sign was going up across the street from where you live, you might react with disgust at the thought of such a commercial eyesore invading the skyline of your community. Yet when some older sign or billboard is threatened, everyone is suddenly up in arms, rushing to its defense. How does something as mundane as outdoor advertising grow to become considered an essential piece of the urban fabric?</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>&ldquo;They become landmarks, loved because they have been visible at certain street corners &mdash; or from many vantage points across the city &mdash; for a long time,&rdquo; writes Michael J. Auer in the brief. &ldquo;Such signs are valued for their familiarity, their beauty, their humor, their size, or even their grotesqueness. In these cases, signs transcend their conventional role as vehicles of information, as identifiers of something else. When signs reach this stage, they accumulate rich layers of meaning. They no longer merely advertise, but are valued in and of themselves. They become icons.&rdquo;</em></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134193637/visual-pollution-inside-the-global-movement-to-ban-urban-billboards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Visual pollution: inside the global movement to ban urban billboards</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103938659/rethinking-billboards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rethinking Billboards</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105324500/a-lost-cause-alfredo-jaar-s-a-logo-for-america-coming-to-times-square-again" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Lost Cause? Alfredo Jaar&rsquo;s &ldquo;A Logo for America&rdquo; Coming to Times Square Again</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944234/rafael-vi-oly-admits-432-park-has-a-couple-of-screw-ups Rafael Viñoly admits 432 Park ‘has a couple of screw-ups’ Alyssa Alimurung 2016-05-09T12:13:00-04:00 >2016-05-18T23:30:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gh/gh0bfydwkc0ewu1u.jpg" width="514" height="379" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Critics of the tallest residential building in the western hemisphere, 432 Park Avenue, are quick to try to bring the tower down from its 1,400-foot pedestal. And strangely, its very own architect is the latest jump on the bandwagon. Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly admitted at a Douglas Elliman talk last week that his creation &ldquo;has a couple of screw-ups,&rdquo; namely the window framing, which he blames on developer Harry Macklowe, and the tiny issue of &ldquo;the interior design and layout.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145656227/as-432-park-ave-reaches-completion-the-number-of-supertall-skyscrapers-in-the-world-is-now-100" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As 432 Park Ave reaches completion, the number of supertall skyscrapers in the world is now 100</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128473885/a-trashcan-inspired-the-design-of-rafael-vi-oly-s-432-park-avenue" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Trashcan Inspired the Design of Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly&rsquo;s 432 Park Avenue</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944211/shortlist-announced-for-uk-s-top-museum-prize Shortlist announced for UK's top museum prize Ellen Hancock 2016-05-09T10:27:00-04:00 >2016-05-18T23:28:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/91/91659e83ef29870585e9119fe24beb4c.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Art Fund&rsquo;s Museum of the Year shortlist was announced...with Bristol&rsquo;s Arnolfini; the Bethlem Museum of the Mind in south London; Jupiter Artland near Edinburgh; London&rsquo;s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&amp;A) and the York Art Gallery in the north of England being nominated for the &pound;100,000 prize.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Relating articles:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940743/the-price-of-keeping-britain-s-downton-abbeys-from-crumbling" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The price of keeping Britain's 'Downton Abbeys' from crumbling</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941702/v-a-east-project-update" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">V&amp;A East project update</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936515/utopian-dreams-london-s-first-design-biennale-reveals-its-opening-theme" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Utopian dreams; London's first Design Biennale reveals its opening theme</a></li></ul>