Archinect - News 2017-06-22T12:22:12-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150013838/ikea-designers-are-learning-about-compact-storage-from-nasa-s-space-architect IKEA designers are learning about compact storage from NASA's space architect Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-21T19:55:00-04:00 >2017-06-22T04:17:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/we/wetujs3n70pxbbnm.jpg" width="650" height="405" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Confined in Utah&rsquo;s Mars Desert Research habitat for three days&mdash;habitat diameter: 33 feet&mdash;the five-person team experienced the cramped living quarters and zero-waste living necessary to survive a journey to outer space.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Designers from <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/67774/ikea" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IKEA</a> are exploring space-saving solutions for tiny homes by living in an actual Mars research station. During the immersion workshop led&nbsp;by Constance Adams, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/58983/nasa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NASA</a> architect behind the habitat for the first human mission to Mars, the team examines the ways in which astronauts' insight could be translated to innovative furniture solutions for dense urban environments.</p> <p><em>&ldquo;My dream outcome will be to solve the biggest problem on earth&hellip;storage,&rdquo; said IKEA&rsquo;s head of design, Marcus Engman. &ldquo;How could you design storage in a completely new way?&rdquo;</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013827/riba-reveals-49-winning-projects-for-2017-national-awards RIBA reveals 49 winning projects for 2017 National Awards Justine Testado 2017-06-21T19:04:00-04:00 >2017-06-21T19:22:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jy/jy6eye04k26kvtgs.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The&nbsp;2017 RIBA Awards cycle continues!&nbsp;Advancing from&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150001148/riba-announces-85-shortlisted-projects-for-2017-london-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the 2017 London Awards</a>, 49 stunning projects throughout the UK&nbsp;have just been announced as winners in the&nbsp;2017&nbsp;National Awards for architecture, which distinguishes the UK's most outstanding buildings and offers insight into construction, design, and investment trends in the country.</p> <p>This year's winners include a variety of projects like the&nbsp;Tate Modern's Blavatnik Building, the British Airways i360 &mdash; dubbed as the world's first &ldquo;vertical pier&rdquo;,&nbsp;the Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat Centre, and the transformative&nbsp;Leicester Cathedral's Richard III Project &ldquo;With Dignity and Honour&rdquo;, to name a few.</p> <p>In regards to design trends with this year's winners, RIBA President Jane Duncan&nbsp;commented on&nbsp;the ongoing&nbsp;prominence of brick as a building material, as well as the increasing use of timber. She also pointed out&nbsp;certain exemplary housing and education projects that more cities should model. &ldquo;Silchester and Ponders End are both great examples of e...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013734/inside-richard-meier-s-white-walled-world Inside Richard Meier’s White-Walled World Richard Meier & Partners 2017-06-21T11:51:00-04:00 >2017-06-21T11:52:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ld/ldh9nu2g9i73cxvg.jpg" width="650" height="403" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The American architect &ndash; part of the New York Five and one of the city&rsquo;s most iconic modernists &ndash; talks to Port about his body of work and branching out from his beloved colour white</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013617/yale-students-are-raising-awareness-about-homelessness-and-affordable-housing Yale students are raising awareness about homelessness and affordable housing Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-20T18:35:00-04:00 >2017-06-20T19:02:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nw/nwci2s0vhcv3qb31.jpg" width="650" height="378" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Inside the pavilion is a long table embedded with exhibits and audio stations telling the stories of people who are either experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless, along with excerpts from data sets, state reports, urban theory, poetry, and literature.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Working&nbsp;with New Haven-based homeless services provider <a href="http://www.columbushouse.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Columbus House</a>,&nbsp;students from the <a href="http://archinect.com/yale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yale School of Architecture</a>&nbsp;designed an interactive pavilion that will be featured at this year&rsquo;s festival together with&nbsp;an exhibition of student work in the YSoA architecture gallery showing proposals for affordable two-unit dwellings. </p> <p>&ldquo;The built environment affects us all, and it is our belief that architects and designers have an important role to play in addressing many of the most vexing issues of our time, including the shortage of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/110562/affordable-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">affordable housing</a> and making our cities more inclusive," states&nbsp;Deborah Berke, Dean of the YSoA. </p> <p>The pavilion is open to the public 10AM - 4PM through June 24, and the exhibition will be on display Monday-Friday, 9AM - 5PM, and Saturday, 10AM - 5PM. through Aug. 12 at the YSoA gallery, 180 York St.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013592/jimenez-lai-marjan-van-aubel-and-takt-project-unveil-their-crystalline-innovations Jimenez Lai, Marjan Van Aubel and TAKT PROJECT unveil their crystalline innovations Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-06-20T17:39:00-04:00 >2017-06-20T17:39:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b4/b4q9s3gppsjgbygg.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Design Miami took place last week in Basel, wrapping up over the weekend. One of the installations on display showcased work by Swarovski's Designers of the Future. The crystal empire <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150002391/jimenez-lai-named-as-one-of-the-2017-swarovski-designers-of-the-future-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">commissioned three designers to craft a new prototype or design statement</a>, highlighting the crystal and&nbsp;using Swarovski's diverse resources at hand. Established in 2006, the award encourages collaboration with young designers and acknowledges technological and conceptual innovations that work across disciplines. This years recipients were <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/126662/jimenez-lai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jimenez Lai</a>, <a href="http://www.marjanvanaubel.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marjan Van Aubel</a> and <a href="http://www.taktproject.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TAKT PROJECT</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Jimenez Lai created a terrazzo that re-uses and up-cycles 'second quality' crystals that do not meet Swarovski's quality control. With this material, Lai also created&nbsp;<em>Terrazzo Palazzo</em>. Formed by freestanding structures, his deconstructed palazzo served as the architectural environment housing the installation.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/j8/j8s1xjhqq18vnlnl.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/j8/j8s1xjhqq18vnlnl.jpg"></a></p><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/w2/w2boryuysi15jlrx.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/w2/w2boryuysi15jlrx.jpg"></a></p><p>The Dutch designer Marjan van Aubel utilized solar technology to design&nbsp;<em>Cyanometer</em>. Working with the Energy Re...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013611/the-corner-of-lovecraft-and-ballard The Corner of Lovecraft and Ballard Places Journal 2017-06-20T17:22:00-04:00 >2017-06-20T17:23:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pe/peufdwfng415913u.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For Lovecraft, the ubiquitous angle between two walls is a dark gateway to the screaming abyss of the outer cosmos; for Ballard, it&rsquo;s an entry point to our own anxious psyche.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em></em>H.P. Lovecraft and J.G. Ballard both put architecture at the heart of their fiction, and both made the humble corner into a place of nightmares. Will Wiles delves into the malign interiors of their imagined worlds and&nbsp;the secret history of the spaces where walls meet.&nbsp;</p> <p><em></em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013546/a-chess-set-that-forms-the-new-york-city-skyline A chess set that forms the New York City skyline Julia Ingalls 2017-06-20T13:53:00-04:00 >2017-06-20T14:10:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/74/74yni0it0ahdihzj.jpg" width="650" height="430" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>First-name-only architects Chris and Ian of Skyline Chess have already rendered landmark buildings of London into chess pieces, and now they're trying to create a similar set of New York City, provided they receive enough funding via <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/805054982/skyline-chess-new-york-city-edition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">their Kickstarter</a>. &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/mh/mh0tvfj4u4co3i0x.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/mh/mh0tvfj4u4co3i0x.jpg"></a></p><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/pv/pvgdldfbr13hlit6.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/pv/pvgdldfbr13hlit6.jpg"></a></p><p>Each building has been carefully chosen to represent a particular chess piece. As the architects explain:&nbsp;<br></p> <p>"We gave careful consideration to selecting each piece on the board, to ensure that it both visually reflected the appropriate chess piece and also reflected the architectural status and scale of that building in the city.</p> <ul><li><strong>King</strong>&nbsp;- One World Trade Tower&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Queen</strong>&nbsp;- Empire State Building&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Bishop</strong>&nbsp;- Chrysler Building&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Knight</strong>&nbsp;- Flatiron Building&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Rook</strong>&nbsp;- Guggenheim Museum&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Pawn</strong>&nbsp;- Brownstone House"</li></ul><p>Each piece has been weighted and given a felt bottom to make them enjoyable to hold and maneuver.&nbsp;</p> <a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/u0/u08iyx8dy1626qb6.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/u0/u08iyx8dy1626qb6.jpg"></a> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013536/watch-a-century-of-downtown-l-a-s-development-in-2-minutes-of-3d-animated-renderings Watch a century of downtown L.A.'s development in 2 minutes of 3D animated renderings Julia Ingalls 2017-06-20T12:40:00-04:00 >2017-06-20T12:42:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xy/xykb9bt6rsoxwwhc.jpg" width="650" height="395" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Ever wondered when the high-rises in downtown Los Angeles were built?&nbsp;This two-minute video of animated renderings by <a href="https://www.commercialcafe.com/blog/evolution-downtown-la-visual-timeline/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Commercial Cafe</a> provides a brief history and date for most of the skyscrapers downtown, from City Hall to the Wilshire Grand, concluding with a color-coded erection sequence by decade. As the towers sprout from the soil, it's interesting to note that development has slowed considerably since its late 20th century zenith, although the tallest building west of the Mississippi did top out earlier this year:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013405/ikea-is-developing-an-augmented-reality-app Ikea is developing an Augmented Reality app Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-19T20:30:00-04:00 >2017-06-19T20:31:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b9/b94pzv2hvv8a1imm.jpg" width="650" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Valdsgaard believes Apple&rsquo;s know-how and recent progress within AR will be a crucial complement to Ikea&rsquo;s in-house competencies. Another major benefit of working with Apple is the company&rsquo;s gigantic ecosystem of users.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/67774/ikea" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ikea</a> will partner with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/7997/apple" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple</a> to co-build an <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/8401/augmented-reality" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AR</a>-based shopping <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/54020/apps" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">app</a> that will enable its users to try out virtual furniture at&nbsp;home before making buying decisions. Michael Valdsgaard, Leader of Digital Transformation at Inter Ikea, noted that the app is intended not to replace the company's&nbsp;physical stores&nbsp;but to compliment them. <br></p> <p>Upon its launch in the Fall of 2017, the new AR app will have 500-600 products available.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013334/lev-libeskind-produces-a-prefab-home-design-for-revolution-precrafted Lev Libeskind produces a prefab home design for Revolution Precrafted Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-19T15:36:00-04:00 >2017-06-20T12:37:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uj/ujck58f6q7xna0a5.jpg" width="650" height="403" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Revolution Precrafted, a company&nbsp;launched by developer and art collector Robbie Antonio&nbsp;in 2015, aims to democratize architecture by offering affordable designs for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/6317/prefab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">prefab</a>&nbsp;homes and pavilions&nbsp;from over 40 world-renown architects&nbsp;including <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/6132/kengo-kuma-and-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kengo Kuma</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/990/ateliers-jean-nouvel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jean Nouvel</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/84243779/kravitz-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kravitz Design</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/65588/sou-fujimoto-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sou Fujimoto</a> and many more.</p> <p>One of the company's&nbsp;new collaborators is Lev Libeskind, son of the architect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1493/studio-daniel-libeskind" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daniel Libeskind</a>, who&nbsp;has recently opened his own architectural and design practice in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/4464/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a>, Italy.</p> <p>The architect's&nbsp;design for&nbsp;Revolution Precrafted is designed to be compatible with any location and context.</p> <p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/sv/svjx26h7irybd0p9.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/sv/svjx26h7irybd0p9.jpg"></a></p><p>Its modern&nbsp;form is based on a mathematical unfolding of irregular angles around a rectangular core. In combination with rich materials such as aluminum, natural stone, glass and resin the home&nbsp;is adaptable&nbsp;to just about any site or lifestyle.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013220/oma-s-design-for-2017-australia-s-mpavilion-is-revealed OMA's design for 2017 Australia's MPavilion is revealed Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-19T09:00:00-04:00 >2017-06-19T00:05:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8x/8xr0xjmvpq0spnha.jpg" width="650" height="459" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/582637/mpavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MPavilion</a> is an Australian architectural commission and design event that annually erects a new <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/285282/temporary-structures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">temporary</a> pavilion, designed by a&nbsp;leading international architect, in&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/230290/melbourne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Melbourne</a>&rsquo;s historic Queen Victoria Gardens.<br>This year's structure, designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/382/oma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA</a>, is inspired by ancient amphitheaters. Blurring the lines between the inside and outside &ndash; and between audience and performer, OMA's pavilion creates a flexible civic space that can function as a stage, auditorium or even a playground. <br></p> <p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/w7/w77wotambsu7ydgs.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/w7/w77wotambsu7ydgs.jpg"></a></p>Image courtesy OMA<p>Echoing the ideals of amphitheater typology, the pavilion comprises static and dynamic elements that allow for multiple configurations.<br></p> <p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/dt/dt92uc2ertrxplxa.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/dt/dt92uc2ertrxplxa.jpg"></a></p>Image courtesy OMA<p>"The pavilion&rsquo;s ground plan is shaped by two grand stands; one<br>fixed, the other movable, which together determine the setup of the performance space. The larger static grand stand is excavated from the surrounding landscape and embedded in 12 different species of indigenous plants, giving a sense of the Australian setting. The smaller gra...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150012925/mvrdv-s-ilot-queyries-blends-history-modern-sustainable-density-in-bordeaux-france MVRDV's Ilot Queyries blends history + modern sustainable density in Bordeaux, France Julia Ingalls 2017-06-16T19:10:00-04:00 >2017-06-16T19:21:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0o/0oyv5ehq9solm4ka.jpg" width="650" height="460" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>How can architects create livable, breathable spaces that not only honor the history of a region, but anticipate the global population increase? This is partly the mission of MVRDV's 300-unit residential apartment/mixed use&nbsp;Ilot Queyries, which is located adjacent to the&nbsp;ZAC Bastide-Niel masterplan East of the River Garonne, and is&nbsp;designed to create a new neighborhood that prizes density and green, sustainable features while organically integrating the history of the region.</p><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/et/etr4iqoqd4dpl5h3.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/et/etr4iqoqd4dpl5h3.jpg"></a></p>Aerial view<p>As MVRDV's Winy Mass explains, "For the Bastide Niel master plan we make an update of the European city: based on the values of the historic city that is intimate, dense and mixed, whilst at the same time proposing new objectives like sunlight for all, even on the ground floor, new energy supplies with solar panels, integrated water system and more green spaces. The concept of the cuts of the volumes is introduced here at Ilot Queyries which can be interpreted as a pilot project of the master plan Bas...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013065/2017-finalists-for-radical-innovation-have-been-announced 2017 Finalists for Radical Innovation have been announced Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-16T18:38:00-04:00 >2017-06-21T11:53:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nf/nf7qojqcrq26kdil.jpg" width="650" height="378" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Chosen from over 65 entries, this year's finalists represent the latest in hotel design and offer a glimpse at the future of travel.The jury looks for projects that are innovative but within the realm of possibility.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The finalists of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/245426/hospitality" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">hospitality</a> design competition's 11th round are Arno Matis Architecture, EoA Group, and the already existing Play Design Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan.</p> <p>Honorable mentions include student winner, Brandan Siebrecht, from <a href="http://archinect.com/UNLVSoA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Nevada, Las Vegas</a> and student honorable mention, Caspar Schols from Eindhoven, Netherlands.</p> <p>1. Play Design Hotel&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/as/assb0oa3o04pzy8f.jpg"></p> <p>Located in Taipei the hotel aims at connecting travelers with the country's culture through interior furnishings, fixtures, and accessories which are made solely by local designers.</p> <p>2. Vertical Micro-Climate&nbsp;by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.arnomatisarchitecture.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arno Matis Architecture</a></p> <p><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hu/hub6hw56fg9lc1lj.jpg"></p> <p>The Canadian firm Arno Matis Architecture proposed a mountain-top resort on Vancouver Island that using natural thermal and solar technology&nbsp;simulates sunny summer weather during winter months.&nbsp;</p> <p>3.&nbsp;Living the Till by&nbsp;<a href="http://eoagroup.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EoA Group</a></p> <p><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/ee/eeuvidsrkp20wdv3.jpg"></p> <p>Living the Till features temporary nomadic structure hovering 30 feet above the forest floor that would allow&nbsp;seasonal inhabitation in remote areas. Designed to have mini...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013060/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-interiors-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Interiors" Pinterest Board Archinect 2017-06-16T15:28:00-04:00 >2017-06-16T15:29:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y1/y1s6os1eou3w92oz.jpg" width="650" height="434" 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/interiors/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Interiors</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/03/03ugmkdkxzbzifjw.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/149993092/modern-mews/149993122" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Modern Mews</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/149993092/coffey-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Coffey Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e0/e0s3wo3zmnqpyqog.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/map-mx/project/al-apartment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AL Apartment</a> in Mexico City by <a href="http://archinect.com/map-mx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAPmx studio</a>; Photo: Rafael Gamo</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/60/60jsifqeagppaxry.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/amentaemma/project/quinnipiac-university-brand-strategy-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Quinnipiac University - Brand Strategy Group</a> in Hamden, CT by <a href="http://archinect.com/amentaemma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amenta Emma Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/39/392zaqixojcenzxe.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/MESURA/project/casa-iv" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CASA IV</a> in Matola, Spain by <a href="http://archinect.com/MESURA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MESURA</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hs/hs1pntm94fo27tlr.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/FIELDWORK/project/malva" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MALVA</a> in Tigard, OR by <a href="http://archinect.com/FIELDWORK" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FIELDWORK Design &amp; Architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/is/isggbvrhu3xqi2fl.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/archimania/project/mek-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MEK House</a> in Memphis, TN by <a href="http://archinect.com/archimania" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">archimania</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v0/v0t2k57ln1h6pbg5.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/3360816/grand-louvre-modernization/150003509" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grand Louvre Modernization</a> in Paris, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/3360816/pei-cobb-freed-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pei Cobb Freed &amp; Partners</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/77/77pbpa6cc02gj8bs.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/destilat/project/haus-k" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Haus K</a> in Krems an der Donau, Austria by <a href="http://archinect.com/destilat" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">destilat Design Studio GmbH</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tq/tqn8dcmyia922xj8.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/WilkinsonEyre/project/royal-ballet-school-bridge-of-aspiration" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Royal Ballet School: Bridge of Aspiration</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/WilkinsonEyre" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WilkinsonEyre</a></p><p>(Cover pic: <a href="http://archinect.com/kadawittfeldarchitektur/project/adidas-laces-herzogenaurach-germany" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">adidas Laces</a> in Herzogenaurach, Germany by <a href="http://archinect.com/kadawittfeldarchitektur" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">kadawittfeldarchitektur</a>; Ph...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150012865/oda-s-new-condo-building-15-renwick-street-combats-cold-modernism ODA's new condo building 15 Renwick Street "combats cold modernism" Julia Ingalls 2017-06-15T13:41:00-04:00 >2017-06-15T13:41:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/li/li2xlsiii94a7cwj.jpg" width="650" height="867" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The dark, quasi-Victorian corridors of ODA's 31-unit apartment building on New York City's Renwick Street are a purposeful nod toward British-born James Renwick, 19th century scientist and engineer, after which the street is named. The contrast between the portrait-clad hallways and the light, modern rooms they adjoin is striking; the two spaces almost seem to be from two entirely different buildings.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8r/8rvdzgz1xvka53zu.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fb/fbg9yy58oy0j4bwx.jpg"></p><p>However, as an alliterative press release notes, ODA is purposefully trying to "combat the cold modernism of so much contemporary construction" and the architects appear to succeed, primarily because the interiors don't shy away from texture. While the clean lines and unabashed abstract geometry of the modern canon are prominent here, so is an emphasis on not obscuring or disguising the composition of the materials.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mq/mqygrkfqwcwihzs9.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pw/pwur9w4h0f0fyt86.jpg"></p><p>The wood grain, both on the kitchen cabinets and the polished floors, is prominent. Instead of a soulless cradle of anonymous perfection, the dwelling spaces are rooted firm...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150012132/new-uk-train-station-got-their-math-inspiration-wrong New UK train station got their math inspiration wrong Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-12T17:14:00-04:00 >2017-06-13T11:46:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/md/mdzvv3sf84vnsexo.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Conway confirmed what several mathematicians have noticed since the station&rsquo;s unveiling: the pattern on the fa&ccedil;ade follows the logic not of Conway&rsquo;s Life but of Wolfram&rsquo;s Rule 30, a different cellular automaton identified by the computer scientist Stephen Wolfram.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://www.atkinsglobal.com/en-GB/projects/cambridge-north-station" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atkins designed</a> &pound;50m&nbsp;Cambridge North <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/170406/train-station" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">railway station</a>, a 4,843 sq ft building with three platforms and parking, opened this May.<br>Its aluminum <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/34080/facade" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">fa&ccedil;ade</a>&nbsp;was inspired by The Game of Life, a cellular automaton that a British mathematician John Horton Conway developed in 1970. Conway, nevertheless, claims that he does not recognize his work in the architecture of the station.&nbsp;<br><br><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gq/gq2kactvtos619gu.jpg"><br><br>&ldquo;That&rsquo;s not mine,&rdquo; the mathematician said of the pattern. &ldquo;I have had an influence on Cambridge, but not apparently on the new railway station.&rdquo;</p> <p>As a 2015&nbsp;<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/jul/23/john-horton-conway-the-most-charismatic-mathematician-in-the-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guardian profile of Conway</a>&nbsp;put it, &ldquo;the Game of Life demonstrates how simplicity generates complexity, providing an analogy for all of mathematics, and the entire universe."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150011624/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-student-work-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Student Work" Pinterest Board Archinect 2017-06-09T14:00:00-04:00 >2017-06-14T12:16:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0f/0fhawt1pji7lgifa.jpg" width="650" height="540" 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/wn/wnggp0s8xx76w17y.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/Burghelea/project/the-d-i-y-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The D.I.Y. Building</a> by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/Burghelea" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul-Andrei Burghelea</a> with Shaun Murray</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u7/u7j6eln7iev3k5t6.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/rebec/project/gestate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">gestate</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/rebec" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rebecca Velic</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uh/uh5bgt7vb6rfxtq7.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/samanthasanchez/project/visiting-home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Visiting Home</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/samanthasanchez" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Samantha Sanchez</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/df/dfe3fkedvew6dth1.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/150001763/bridge-with-coffee-and-karakoe/150010342" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bridge With Coffee and Karakoe</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/150001763/alasdair-mott" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alasdair Mott</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p0/p0gxuvft4qes4xf3.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/Hoomankia/project/bunker-hill-lobby" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bunker Hill Lobby</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/Hoomankia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hooman Kia</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kr/krz9nz1fjdke01ve.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/mwieber/project/perceiving-sensation-louis-kahn-foundation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PERCEIVING SENSATION: Louis Kahn Foundation</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/mwieber" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Matthew Wieber</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2q/2qu654dqbjikzr88.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/miljansalata/project/music-house-of-yugoslav-rock-n-roll" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Music house of Yugoslav Rock n Roll</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/miljansalata" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miljan Salata</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/af/aff3aqkqd6dvr5ra.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/petermarkos/project/portfolio-sample" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Portfolio Sample</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/petermarkos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Markos</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ux/uxszdpyhf5h2g9sc.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/glennmunoz/project/rescued-architectural-concept-models" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rescued Architectural Concept Models</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/glennmunoz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glenn Munoz</a></p><p>(Cover pic: <a href="http://archinect.com/ellialaee/project/big-er-apple" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Big [er] Apple</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/ellialaee" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elli Alaee</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 as a <em>Project </em>post to your Ar...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150011480/hong-kong-death-trap-apartments-photographed-by-benny-lam Hong Kong death-trap apartments photographed by Benny Lam Julia Ingalls 2017-06-08T14:20:00-04:00 >2017-06-14T12:16:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mv/mvjfdmo4x5dxbp7x.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Photographer Benny Lam has documented the suffocating living conditions in Hong Kong&rsquo;s subdivided flats, recording the lives of these hidden communities.</p></em><br /><br /><p>From a stove-adjacent toilet to walls crammed with knives, scissors, and precariously stacked storage cases, Benny Lam's photographs of illegally subdivided apartments in Hong Kong are like a gorgeously illustrated case study in how major disease epidemics get started. <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2017/jun/07/boxed-life-inside-hong-kong-coffin-cubicles-cage-homes-in-pictures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This Guardian article</a> is a showcase of Lam's Prix Pictect 2017&nbsp;shortlisted&nbsp;photographs; the video below is a literal page-turner of Lam's book, "TRAPPED," documenting the Hong Kong apartments:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150011464/watch-this-time-lapse-construction-video-of-herzog-de-meuron-s-jenga-like-56-leonard-in-nyc Watch this time-lapse construction video of Herzog + de Meuron's Jenga-like 56 Leonard in NYC Julia Ingalls 2017-06-08T12:43:00-04:00 >2017-06-08T12:43:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fq/fqmpyyw5ubczpo1m.jpg" width="650" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With a series of jutting balconies and abrupt offsets, the Herzog + De Meuron-designed 56 Leonard, described by the architects as "houses stacked in the sky,"&nbsp;is one of the more aesthetically adventuresome luxury condo towers to rise in New York City. This time-lapse video, replete with what the developers apparently feel is an inspiring musical soundtrack, shows the construction of the Jenga-like building over a period of a little under two years, from&nbsp;March 2014 to December 2016:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150011375/2017-mad-travel-fellowship-granted-to-10-architecture-students-worldwide 2017 MAD Travel Fellowship granted to 10 architecture students worldwide Justine Testado 2017-06-07T19:14:00-04:00 >2017-06-07T19:14:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uc/ucfq9pevxvin46g6.jpg" width="650" height="732" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Today, MAD Architects announced the 10 architecture students who won the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150003817/mad-announces-the-2017-architecture-travel-fellowship-for-students" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2017 MAD Travel Fellowship</a> in its first global edition. Without a doubt, competition ran high. Out of 500 hopeful applicants, MAD selected the architecture research proposals of&nbsp;five international students who will get to travel to China, as well as&nbsp;five Chinese students who will use the fellowship funds to travel outside of China. Here are the 2017 recipients:</p><p><strong>Overseas student recipients&nbsp;traveling to China:</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/i1/i1ptferlr8e78rgg.jpg"><strong>Hossein Goudarzi</strong>, from Iran, 1st year graduate student in University of New Mexico, USA</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/fn/fnefrqpysm1unbov.jpg"><strong>Kyriaki Goti</strong>, from Greece, 2nd year graduate student in University of Stuttgart, Germany</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/8y/8yju41kmqeiq6kzy.jpg"><strong>Roberto Vargas Calvo</strong>, from Costa Rica, 5th year undergraduate student in Veritas University, Costa Rica</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/99/99wdb01e4quanvpr.jpg"><strong>Shaun McCallum</strong>, Scotland, 1st year graduate student in University of Applied Art Vienna, Austria</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/oy/oywazwxeekkgqj2p.jpg"><strong>Federico Fauli</strong>, from Italy, 2nd year graduate student in Architectural Association, UK</p><p><strong>Chinese student recipients&nbsp;traveling overseas:</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ho/ho4yyqguy446vbpx.jpg"><strong>Qiwei Li...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150011276/the-metlife-building-s-letters-are-getting-a-makeover The MetLife Building’s letters are getting a makeover dgannon 2017-06-07T12:54:00-04:00 >2017-06-07T12:54:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9j/9jkigxw2i4e3srit.jpg" width="650" height="372" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>While the Brutalist architecture of the MetLife Building, formerly the Pan Am Building, makes this 59-story skyscraper stand out among Midtown&rsquo;s many tall towers, its large sign touting its namesake makes it easy for all to identify. Beginning this week, the insurance company will replace the massive letters with a brand new typeface, as Crain&rsquo;s reported.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The installation of the new, more modern logo will be the first time the building&rsquo;s sign has changed since 1993 when 15- and 18-foot-long letters spelling out MetLife replaced Pan Am&rsquo;s sign.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150011178/spruce-up-with-this-architectural-floor-plan-jewelry-by-qupa Spruce up with this architectural floor-plan jewelry by QUPA Justine Testado 2017-06-06T20:45:00-04:00 >2017-06-07T09:46:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dy/dykmcxauhbpxjn04.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The architectural floor plans of the most extravagant structures can be a work of art themselves, as seen in the &ldquo;CROQUIS&rdquo; jewelry line by architects&nbsp;Eleni Kouineli and Stefanos Papadatos of Greek design studio <a href="http://www.qupa.gr" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">QUPA</a>. Fusing their love for handcrafting and architecture, Kouineli and Papadatos transform the floor plans of some of the world's famous cultural landmarks into elegant pendant necklaces and earrings.</p><p>The mini floor-plan pieces are made via classic molding, 3D-printing or laser cutting in materials like 24K Gold, platinum, ruthenium, and sterling silver. So far, the collection includes ancient rotundas, temples, and theaters as well as more contemporary buildings like <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/3418/bernard-tschumi-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bernard Tschumi</a>'s Acropolis Museum and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1493/studio-daniel-libeskind" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daniel Libeskind</a>'s zig-zag Jewish Museum in Berlin.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h2/h2o19ci2060vt9nh.jpg"><br><em>Rotunda of St. George laser-cut necklace. Photo &copy; QUPA.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u1/u1mdgjbjx6lv7g27.jpg"><br><em>Jewish Museum Berlin earrings. Photo &copy; QUPA.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ow/owvxcpdb8u5az50v.jpg"><br><em>Theatre of Epidaurus. Photo &copy; QUPA.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q9/q9r7cjtxdv8g6s7t.jpg"><br><em>Parthenon. Photo &copy; QUPA.</em></p><p>Find more of QUPA's floor plan jewelry on <a href="https://www.etsy.com/shop/QUPA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">their Etsy shop</a>.&nbsp;</p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/150011181/bnim-restores-kansas-city-s-century-old-westport-presbyterian-church BNIM restores Kansas City's century-old Westport Presbyterian Church Justine Testado 2017-06-06T20:11:00-04:00 >2017-06-07T18:02:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7g/7gnyo4jl1mqwfc6z.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Completed in 1905 in one of Kansas City, Missouri's oldest neighborhoods, the Westport Presbyterian Church was in dire need of repair after suffering from a catastrophic fire in 2011. Undertaking all the technical challenges that come with a project of this nature, architecture practice <a href="http://archinect.com/bnim" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BNIM</a> worked with the congregation to successfully preserve the Church's most sacred elements while creating a new, dynamic space for the community.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/r4/r44jef7dpwkbpw22.jpg"><em>Photo &copy; Michael Robinson.</em></p><p>The church's exterior limestone shell survived the fire, while its roof structure, interior structure, and finishes were destroyed. Following an analysis of the existing 27,000 square-foot building, BNIM restored the most significant elements in the original structure: the sanctuary, chapel, second floor, and basement. On the other hand, a second building first grafted to the church's east side in 1916 had to be fully reconstructed.&nbsp;BNIM also redesigned the storefront facing Westport Road to be more welcoming and easily&nbsp;accessible....</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150011127/giant-unity-seesaw-to-commemorate-30th-anniversary-of-the-fall-of-the-berlin-wall Giant “unity seesaw” to commemorate 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall Alexander Walter 2017-06-06T15:20:00-04:00 >2017-06-06T15:28:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k0/k0r2mwx9d5at0jpb.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The German parliament approved plans to build a Memorial to Freedom and Unity&nbsp;in central Berlin, with an ambitious timetable that envisages the monument&rsquo;s inauguration on the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November&nbsp;2019. Designed by the Stuttgart-based architect Johannes Milla and the Berlin choreographer Sasha Waltz, the monument will commemorate the protest movement that toppled the East German communist regime and led to the reunification of Germany in 1990.&nbsp;</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/le/len7bydr3ot4z4dy.jpg"></p><p>"The monument is animate and is not to be approached merely as an object for contemplation," Milla &amp; Partner state on their&nbsp;<a href="http://www.milla.de/en/projects/das-nationale-freiheits-und-einheitsdenkmal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">website</a>. "The intention is that people shall actually enter it and walk on it and set it in motion, movement being achieved by visitors working together as a group."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/11/11c5wfltuzpnl19w.jpg"></p><p>"The design was created in a spirit where, by means of creative action, individuals are enabled to bring benefit to the community and as a consequence shape society. The visitors themselves - the citizens who set the whole in motion - become an active part of the monument. The vision is that it will be an aesthetically ambitious, continually changing choreographic expression of the Peaceful Revolution of 1989."</p><p><em>Images via&nbsp;milla.de.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150011099/moma-celebrates-frank-lloyd-wright-s-150th-birthday-with-comprehensive-exhibition-of-his-archives MoMA celebrates Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th birthday with comprehensive exhibition of his archives Julia Ingalls 2017-06-06T13:58:00-04:00 >2017-06-07T23:36:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gx/gx8by9g0t0sx8s8p.jpg" width="650" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If you've ever wanted to see the original physical model of the Guggenheim Museum in New York City in person, you're in the luck: starting June 12th (with a <a href="https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PTPCjXJXX90&amp;feature=youtu.be" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">live-streamed press preview on June 8th, which you can watch here</a>), the Museum of Modern Art will display its Frank Lloyd Wright archive to celebrate the legendary architect's 150th birthday. <em>Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive</em>, which includes drawings, building fragments, never before seen photographs, film clips and other iconic leavings, will be publicly viewable until October 1st. (PS: For further Frank Lloyd Wright coverage, keep your eyes peeled: Archinect is working on some special pieces for FLW's actual birthday, June 8th.)</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010986/archinect-lax-det-mini-sessions-a-conversation-with-creative-consultant-digital-strategist-eileen-lee Archinect LAX >< DET Mini Sessions; A Conversation with Creative Consultant + Digital Strategist Eileen Lee Paul Petrunia 2017-06-05T20:30:00-04:00 >2017-06-06T02:31:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dm/dm8vssnyrwworayn.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Next up in our series of conversations, or "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/666774/mini-sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mini-Sessions</a>", with architects and designers in&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/1322/los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/12263/detroit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Detroit</a>, in partnership with the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ladesignfestival.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles Design Festival</a>&nbsp;is a conversation I had with Detroit-based Eileen Lee,&nbsp;Creative Consultant + Digital Strategist of <a href="http://www.creativewhatever.co/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Creative Whatever</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>What is Creative Whatever, and how did you come up with that name?</strong></p><p>I own a culture-based marketing and creative studio, working with design, fashion, and lifestyle clients. When I first went freelance just over 3 years ago, I was working part time for a friend&rsquo;s agency in LA. I was asked to come up with what I wanted my title/role to be, and was having trouble deciding since personally, I don&rsquo;t like defining myself as just a singular thing.</p><p>I&rsquo;m a creative by trade, but also a digital strategist, content creator, amongst many other things. So I literally had no idea, and when discussing my conundrum with my boyfriend, I randomly blurted out &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t know - I&rsquo;m just like a creative... whatever!&rdquo; Obviously I wasn&rsquo;...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010966/urban-arts-collective-to-kick-off-2017-hip-hop-architecture-camps-for-under-represented-youth Urban Arts Collective to kick off 2017 Hip Hop Architecture Camps for under-represented youth Justine Testado 2017-06-05T18:26:00-04:00 >2017-06-05T18:28:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/88/88qbymp6k7ynnkop.jpg" width="650" height="455" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Non-profit organization <a href="http://www.urbanartscollective.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban Arts Collective</a> is about to kick off their 2017 youth Hip Hop Architecture Camp, a one-week experience that introduces under-represented youth to architecture, urban planning, and economic development &mdash; all through the lens of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/161531/hip-hop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">hip hop culture</a> and its historic relationship with the built environment.</p><p>Designed for middle school and high school kids, camps take place in Los Angeles, Austin, Atlanta, and Detroit through August. Youngsters will get to work with architecture and design professionals, community activists, and hip hop artists to form their own visions for their communities, including building physical and digital models, and having fun creating their own hip hop architecture track and music video summarizing their designs.</p><p>It's no surprise that the camp has received overwhelming interest, so potential participants must apply for the limited spaces available in each city.&nbsp;You can find the application forms for each location and further info at&nbsp;<a href="http://hiphoparchitecture.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">hip...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010616/rotterdam-based-concept-store-groos-gets-a-revamp-from-mvrdv Rotterdam-based concept store Groos gets a revamp from MVRDV Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-02T17:17:00-04:00 >2017-06-02T17:17:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/by/bythbfdmxpt93r7j.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The new store will focus on high-end Dutch design, art, and collaborations, yet still stay true to its original concept: to promote the local, multidisciplinary talent from Rotterdam to a wide audience.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/205993/rotterdam" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rotterdam</a> concept store, Groos has moved to a bigger and more dynamic 300m2 space located at the historic Het Industriegebouw. The new stores' identity designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/327/mvrdv" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MVRDV</a> restoring the existing facade and interior to its original industrial roots."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hy/hyfzhn9ntjl3iu1p.jpg"></p><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/6769/netherlands" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dutch</a>&nbsp;concept&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/162452/store-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">store</a>'s new location will focus more on high-end design, art, and collaborations with a range of creatives.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y2/y2c828wfr5slxx2v.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i2/i2ivgtohkhv2tm5d.jpg"></p><p>A large custom-built cabinet accommodates Groos' changing program by preserving maximum floor space.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5n/5nz2tpdyirwsptya.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k7/k7a90pi1hbmec2eb.jpg"></p><p>Some of the other highlights include a display of original artworks on a bright pink wall, and a mint green candy counter designed by&nbsp;<a href="http://sabinemarcelis.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sabine Marcelis</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4c/4c6ffjtcviu9gp6f.jpg"></p><p>Tjeerd Hendriks, Groos co-founder, said:</p><p><em>"As the store and city evolved, it seemed right for us to take the next step as well.&rdquo; says Groos co-founder, Tjeerd Hendriks &ldquo;We started out in Het Schieblock in an up-and-coming neighborhood with minimum funds and now we are moving to a monumental and historical building with world renowned Architects, MVRDV as our neighbors, and ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010337/ww-p-designed-school-opens-in-cambodia WW+P-Designed School Opens in Cambodia Weston Williamson 2017-06-02T01:03:00-04:00 >2017-06-01T14:14:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/77/77gbgsz0feb4c7mr.jpg" width="650" height="483" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A new school in rural <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/437289/cambodia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cambodia</a>, designed and built pro-bono by <a href="http://archinect.com/WestonWilliamson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Weston Williamson + Partners</a> officially opens on June 1, International Children&rsquo;s Day.&nbsp;</p><p>WW+P worked with Engenuiti, Integration and Building Trust International to design a building which was flexible and adaptable to meet current and future needs.&nbsp; It comprises three additional classrooms, a library and a covered external classroom with a sunken play area, which doubles as a small amphitheatre.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3y/3yppj3u1n3bwb5xz.jpg"></p><p>Until now the school in Khyaung village, 40km north east of Phnom Penh City, has catered for 359 pupils aged 3-17 in two old buildings. The lack of accommodation has meant that children travelling from six surrounding villages to this, the area&rsquo;s only school catering for children up to secondary age, had to attend in shifts, part-time.</p><p>From February to April this year, a team of designers from WW+P&rsquo;s <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/18547/london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a> studio led by architect Abul Mahdi, assisted the local farming community with the construction on a two-week rotation. The tea...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010473/a-surprisingly-classical-look-for-google-s-london-hq-from-heatherwick-studio-big A surprisingly classical look for Google's London HQ from Heatherwick Studio + BIG Julia Ingalls 2017-06-01T20:14:00-04:00 >2017-06-04T11:43:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gy/gy1kioz352vg93yp.jpg" width="650" height="504" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Back in 2015, the 11-storey, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/69207772allford-hall-monaghan-morris-ahmm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AHMN</a>-designed scheme for Google's headquarters was deemed "too boring" by Google CEO Larry Page. Heatherwick Studio and BIG were brought in to add some pizazz to what was an admittedly fairly straightforward, boxy design. Today's freshly unveiled renderings show a more visually nuanced building than their predecessor, but the structure does not push design boundaries in the overt way that many associate with BIG and Heatherwick.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3q/3qvxuj46lu23axh6.jpg"></p><p>Indeed, the abundance of bordered, angled bay windows creates the effect of a colonnade; viewed from the exterior, the building resembles a kind of Parthenon mash-up. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows and a roof garden quickly place the building in its modern context, but this is a building that takes pains to join a conversation, not start one.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9u/9uqas5swhmzgzx3x.jpg"></p><p>Thomas Heatherwick explained in a statement that "The area is a fascinating collision of diverse building types and spaces and I can't help but love this mix of massive railway stations, roads...</p>