Archinect - News 2014-09-23T10:31:05-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/109562348/kazuyo-sejima-of-sanaa-lectures-at-gsapp Kazuyo Sejima of SANAA lectures at GSAPP Ayesha Ghosh 2014-09-22T16:47:00-04:00 >2014-09-22T16:56:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ci/ciqnugv7ydilfi8k.jpg" width="514" height="297" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This past Wednesday, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/172726/kazuyo-sejima" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kazuyo Sejima</a>&nbsp;of <a href="http://archinect.com/sanaa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA</a> addressed an overflowing Wood Auditorium, giving the first <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108248755/get-lectured-columbia-gsapp-fall-14" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GSAPP lecture</a> of the semester. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106406329/amale-andraos-to-succeed-mark-wigley-as-gsapp-s-new-dean" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Recently appointed dean Amale Andraos</a> gave a brief introduction of Sejima and returned at the end of the lecture to lead a discussion as well as the Q/A portion of the evening.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Sejima began her lecture by explaining her choice of &ldquo;Canopy&rdquo; as her theme, an idea that is central to her, both as a part of SANAA and independently. &ldquo;I like to make a space like a park, because a park is a place where different kind of people can gather,&rdquo; stated Sejima, describing her desire to create an architecture that allows diverse groups of people to come together to both share and create their own space. By developing the concept of a canopy, Sejima creates a direct connection with the building and the environment, in a similar way that parks connect people with each other and the environment.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hg/hg9rx6a9o0w2whtz.jpg"></p><p>Starting with the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96351/sanaa-s-rolex-learning-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rolex Learning Center in Lausanne</a>, Switzerland and conclud...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109567194/watch-the-trailer-for-briefly-a-short-film-on-the-creative-brief Watch the trailer for "Briefly", a short film on the creative brief Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-22T15:18:00-04:00 >2014-09-22T15:24:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/55/55s95einjfy4q5fd.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Briefly</em>, a new documentary short film by Tom Bassett (<a href="http://bassett.tv/about/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bassett &amp; Partners</a>), explores the relationship between creative professionals and the brief. Featuring interviews with <a href="http://archinect.com/gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry</a>, Yves Behar (Fuseproject), David Rockwell&nbsp;(<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/8706/rockwell-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rockwell Group</a>), Maira Kalman, John C Jay (Weiden + Kennedy) and John Boiler (72 &amp; Sunny),&nbsp;<em>Briefly</em>&nbsp;tries to understand the secrets behind a compelling brief, and its potential to innovate.</p><p>The full film <a href="http://bassett.tv/briefly" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">will be available online</a> on September 30.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109557507/the-eerie-architecture-of-east-germany-s-secret-police The Eerie Architecture of East Germany's Secret Police Archinect 2014-09-22T12:05:00-04:00 >2014-09-22T18:17:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f090b1382010e44f0b4cfac42aa71a19.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The sterility of the photos, especially the images of prisoner bedrooms, hints at the degree to which the Stasi kept a tight lid on dissenters. In prison culture (or at least prison culture as it&rsquo;s portrayed in the movies), there&rsquo;s a lot of graffiti: on the walls, in library books, between cells. &ldquo;We were searching for any scratching or anything in the cells&mdash;usually you would think they were sending messages&mdash;but it was very clear you couldn&rsquo;t see anything&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/109099157/mosa-introduces-scenes-and-solids-tile-collections-to-the-american-market Mosa introduces Scenes and Solids tile collections to the American market Sponsor 2014-09-22T10:31:00-04:00 >2014-09-22T10:31:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vn/vn0rjwki1nqiapwe.jpg" width="514" height="402" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With over 130 years of tile-making experience, Dutch ceramic surface specialist <a href="http://www.mosa.nl/us/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mosa</a> continues its mission of creating reputable products for architects and designers worldwide with the U.S. debut of two new tile collections, <a href="http://www.mosa.nl/en/products/collection/mosa-scenes/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mosa Scenes</a> and <a href="http://www.mosa.nl/solids" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mosa Solids</a>. The Maastricht-based manufacturer meticulously crafted each collection with optimal standards of durability, visual flexibility, and Cradle-to-Cradle certified sustainable quality to add sophistication in a variety of design projects.</p><a href="http://www.mosa.nl/us/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/33/33bqw78d79t4wfp4.jpg"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.mosa.nl/us/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mosa</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><a href="http://www.mosa.nl/en/products/collection/mosa-scenes/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m8/m8kzkr39xjtq0fbd.jpg"></a></p><p><em>&uarr; Tiles: <a href="http://www.mosa.nl/en/products/collection/mosa-scenes/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mosa Scenes collection</a></em></p><p><strong>MOSA SCENES:</strong></p><p>Mosa Scenes offers cost-effective style and versatility that can help architects and designers effortlessly create captivating environments. Available this October, the collection produces distinct wall and floor color gradations that add depth and richness to any surface.</p><p>Following Mosa's trademark of adaptability and originality, the Scenes collection features 8 color groups&nbsp;&mdash; consisting of 4 warm color sets and 4 cool colo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109343375/zaha-hadid-launches-luxury-homeware-range-with-harrods Zaha Hadid launches luxury homeware range with Harrods Alexander Walter 2014-09-19T17:24:00-04:00 >2014-09-19T22:44:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/17/17ba721321c8b50afbe763a2828a45da.jpg" width="460" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If the sinuous curves of the bone china teacups don&rsquo;t betray their creator then the gently undulating Aqua Platter surely will. Dame Zaha Hadid has launched her first &ldquo;luxury homeware line&rdquo; and the exclusive Harrods range, which includes a &pound;9,999 serving platter, boasts the signature aesthetic of the acclaimed architect.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98163364/zaha-hadid-granite-marble-furniture-collection-for-citco" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Granite &amp; Marble Furniture Collection for CITCO</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98090199/in-at-the-deep-end-zaha-hadid-takes-the-plunge-into-swimwear" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In at the deep end: Zaha Hadid takes the plunge into swimwear</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/84210724/zaha-hadid-designs-superyachts-for-blohm-voss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Designs Superyachts For Blohm+Voss</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/109276738/unstudio-reveals-latest-designs-for-the-new-doha-metro-network-in-qatar UNStudio reveals latest designs for the new Doha Metro Network in Qatar Justine Testado 2014-09-18T20:50:00-04:00 >2014-09-19T09:45:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qc/qchj1dc3j8mdovfj.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After Qatar Rail appointed UNStudio as principal architect, the Dutch firm revealed their designs for the new Doha Metro Network, a major component of the Qatar Integrated Railway Project (QIRP). In an effort to motivate more Doha locals to use public transit, UNStudio's design of the Metro Network consists of traditional Qatari-inspired elements and four transportation lines &mdash; with an estimate of 35 stations for Phase 1, followed by around 60 stations for Phase 2.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lz/lzqzq9km37jw8d4o.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7y/7y8r7d0tmzjuqfqx.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a9/a9bpyxf3a6cx2env.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5u/5u4yfmkrh15ct503.jpg"></p><p>Quite interesting that UNStudio released these designs at a time when Qatar has been <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/377969/qatar" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">making headlines</a> as of late...</p><p>Read more about the project on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/unstudio_reveals_latest_designs_for_the_new_doha_metro_network_in_qatar/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109222894/parkour-architectural-villa-savoye Parkour Architectural | Villa Savoye Orhan Ayyüce 2014-09-18T12:59:00-04:00 >2014-09-20T04:23:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o7/o71ep1i78ssfl52t.jpg" width="514" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Discover the Villa Savoye as you've never seen it before, through the discipline of Parkour and the movements of traceurs !</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2TWJf9B-4qI/TZytrftI1vI/AAAAAAAAVxs/nxDmtuPvaeg/s1600/corbusier%2Bhead%2B2%2B%25281%2Bof%2B1%2529.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Le Corbusier</a>, the real grandfather of hip-hop, could also be the inspiration behind the parkour?&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109178739/is-le-corbusier-the-real-grandfather-of-hip-hop Is Le Corbusier the real grandfather of hip-hop? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-17T14:15:00-04:00 >2014-09-19T18:54:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ep/epempqtepw2ukxzg.jpg" width="460" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"In the late 1920s, Le Corbusier created a plan for Paris," Ford says. "Its most celebrated portion was called 'Towers in the Park.' [...] Think unremarkable, high-rise apartment buildings. Think low-income housing projects. [...] "Many of hip-hop's most prominent artists were born, raised, and perfected their crafts in those very same housing projects. Hip-hop was a result of the economical, political, and sociological deprivations instituted by the housing projects across America."</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/109173897/eisenhower-memorial-to-consider-plan-that-removes-most-of-frank-gehry-s-designs Eisenhower Memorial to consider plan that removes most of Frank Gehry’s designs Archinect 2014-09-17T12:41:00-04:00 >2014-09-23T09:41:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fb/fb2ea14332bb8b538524b8cec002ab3a.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Eisenhower Memorial Commission on Wednesday will review two approaches, including one that removes most of these elements. If that plan is selected, Gehry informed the commission, he will ask for his name to removed.</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/109025204/why-is-ikea-a-non-profit Why is Ikea a Non-profit? Archinect 2014-09-15T14:30:00-04:00 >2014-09-18T15:58:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y2/y2dmovye6exyojbd.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>IKEA has a little known secret: the company is a non-profit. Ingvar Kamprad the founder of IKEA created the philanthropic Stichting Ingka Foundation whose mission is to &ldquo;further the advancement of interior design.&rdquo; IKEA&rsquo;s bizarre business model looks like this: the nonprofit Stichting Ingka owns a private Dutch Company, Ingka Holdings that owns the majority of individual stores at the franchise level.</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/108886363/unc-coastal-studies-institute-wins-chicago-athenaeum-international-architecture-award UNC Coastal Studies Institute Wins Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award brutvan 2014-09-14T23:43:00-04:00 >2014-09-14T23:43:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2i/2ifjnlmxscxfxynh.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;We are thrilled that UNC CSI&rsquo;s Research Building has received this international design award. It brings attention to how good design can integrate beauty innovation and functionality to create a facility that serves as an important resource for Eastern North Carolina.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The UNC Coastal Studies Institute Research Building has been awarded the International Architecture Award for Best New Global Design (2014) by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. Architects Clark Nexsen and Associate Architects Cahoon &amp; Kasten have been honored by the Chicago Athenaeum for best new global design of the facility in Eastern North Carolina.&nbsp;The annual International Architectural Awards program is among the most prestigious building awards program honoring new and cutting-edge design.</p><p>This year, the Museum received a record number of projects for new buildings, landscape architecture, and urban planning projects from around the globe. The awards jury selected projects from 28 nations &ldquo;that reflect the changing state of global architecture and reveal emerging new design directions by today&rsquo;s most visionary practitioners.&rdquo;</p><p>The design of the UNC Coastal Studies Institute Research Build...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108814986/aa-athens-visiting-school-2014-challenges-the-static-built-environment-with-kinetic-haze AA Athens Visiting School 2014 challenges the static built environment with “Kinetic Haze” Justine Testado 2014-09-12T21:03:00-04:00 >2014-09-12T21:03:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z0/z00xv4r57x1wvyfu.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Students and professionals had another opportunity to take part in the third cycle of the AA Athens Visiting School program, "Cipher City: Revolutions". Taking place at the National Technical University of Athens this past spring, participants focused on addressing the roles of change, adaptation and interaction through scripting and digital fabricating techniques at large scale models.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The program set out to challenge the motionless built environment in the collaborative creation of a kinetic pathway prototype called Kinetic Haze. Participants applied the basic design elements from their own proposals in creating the project in less than five days.</p><p>Here's a glimpse of the project</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ki/kin6gc043z19pfg4.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kq/kqcqyncun09xugxj.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hr/hr86w3xicxiagxyz.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ix/ixvltito0hgm4tlu.jpg"></p><p>Find more project photos and details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/aa_athens_visiting_school_2014_challenges_the_static_built_environment_with/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108729035/do-rebel-architects-pose-for-elite-audiences-and-their-20k-a-semester-students Do "Rebel Architects" pose for elite audiences and their 20K a semester students? Orhan Ayyüce 2014-09-11T18:08:00-04:00 >2014-09-18T17:05:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iy/iydgbtmbqw912j0h.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>it seemed perverse to us that architecture has become all about the aesthetics of a few iconic buildings whose main function is the glorification of those with the money to build them. As one prize after another celebrates the work of a selected band of world famous "starchitects", it seemed like humanity's most pressing problems are how to fold metal into the most obscure shapes, and how implausibly high a building can go.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As curated by&nbsp;Daniel Davies on how architecture and design can be used to build a better world,&nbsp;Al Jazeera sheds a light on what really matters as architecture moves into domains of architects and geographies where the works is making difference in people's lives.</p><p><em>"They are architects not paid by international NGOs to parachute in solutions, but working in their own countries with issues they understand at a deep level. They are architects who work independently, rarely getting developer backing, but funding projects themselves. And they rarely get media coverage outside specialist architectural and academic circles."</em></p><p>Seems like real "rebels" don't pose for elite audiences and their 20K a semester students.</p><p>Also, <a href="http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/rebelarchitecture/2014/08/rebel-architecture-creator-view-2014810132621275358.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">curators view</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108725821/your-friendly-reminder-to-register-for-100-design-2014 Your friendly reminder to register for 100%DESIGN 2014 Sponsor 2014-09-11T17:24:00-04:00 >2014-09-11T17:24:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qz/qzslu2luh5tzuhtr.jpg" width="514" height="210" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.100percentdesign.co.uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">100%DESIGN</a>:</em></p><p>In case you forgot to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104497122/register-now-for-100-design-2014-this-september" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">register earlier this summer</a>, the <a href="http://www.100percentdesign.co.uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">100%DESIGN</a> trade event is coming up next week -- so now is the time to do it! As one of the key events at the London Design Festival, 100%DESIGN 2014 will take place at Earls Court Exhibition Centre from September 17-20.</p><p>"First staged in 1995 within a tent off the Kings Road, 100%DESIGN has gone on to be the benchmark event for the promotion of design product and activity in London. Through different editions 100% Design has continued to excel, easily outsizing any other design event in the UK.</p><p>Now, for the 20th edition the mood is both celebratory and resolutely fixed on the future; 100% Design will continue its traditional role to support design, both in the UK and beyond as it continues to define London&rsquo;s design agenda."</p><p><strong>For more info and to register, visit <a href="http://100percentdesign.co.uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">100percentdesign.co.uk</a>.</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108721007/luftwerk-s-flow-im-fluss-to-illuminate-chicago-s-couch-place-alley-with-screens-made-of-water Luftwerk's FLOW/Im Fluss to illuminate Chicago's Couch Place alley with screens made of water Justine Testado 2014-09-11T17:06:00-04:00 >2014-09-18T16:43:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q8/q83gty1h7zuceed3.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Crafty space manipulator <a href="http://luftwerk.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luftwerk</a> will showcase<em> FLOW/Im Fluss</em>, a nightly light and water installation at Chicago's Couch Place alley on September 17-20 from 5 p.m. to midnight. Luftwerk, the Chicago-based collaborative established by Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero, is best known for their signature medium of site-specific light and projected video installations.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mo/moh2tldh2o9cdn7c.jpg"></p><p>Presented by the <a href="http://loopchicago.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Loop Alliance</a>, the <a href="http://www.goethe.de" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Goethe-Institute Chicago</a>, and the <a href="http://www.nrdc.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Natural Resources Defense Council</a>, Luftwerk's FLOW/Im Fluss celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Sister Cities Chicago and Hamburg. As a nod to each city's river locations, the installation visualizes the characteristics of the Chicago River and Hamburg's River Elbe through video compositions that will be projected on "screens" made of water.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gn/gniodb99ll6n1tj9.jpg"><br><br>Having lived in both cities, Luftwerk is based on the encompassing, connective nature of water in FLOW as people gather to get a closer look at the flow of data readings collected from both rivers. Adding sound ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108712952/mildred-friedman-85-dies-curator-elevated-design-and-architecture Mildred Friedman, 85, Dies; Curator Elevated Design and Architecture Alexander Walter 2014-09-11T13:10:00-04:00 >2014-09-11T13:12:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fa/fa9de27071a7b9d4dd33ee98b6f31184.jpg" width="514" height="353" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mildred Friedman, a curator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis in the 1970s and &rsquo;80s who helped both the museum and the contemporary design and architecture it celebrated become objects of international acclaim, died on Sept. 3 in Manhattan. She was 85. [...] Ms. Friedman executed a curatorial hat trick: She elevated design even as she made it more accessible &mdash; and she did it in Minnesota, far from the traditional sanctums of aesthetics.</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/108643850/the-long-lost-design-bible-of-the-new-york-subway-is-briefly-back-in-print The long-lost design bible of the New York subway is (briefly) back in print Alexander Walter 2014-09-10T15:37:00-04:00 >2014-09-18T16:27:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9b/9b4df40516b9972f4061b7fa8f4a92d5.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To many designers, the manual became an exemplar of the form&mdash;and a design classic in its own right. [...] When Hamish Smyth and Jesse Reed, who work at the New York design firm Pentagram, stumbled across a copy a few years ago, it was buried under old gym clothes in a locker. They digitized the manual, and now they&rsquo;re reprinting it with the blessing of the MTA. A complete reissue, which includes a new essay on the manual&rsquo;s history, is being sold on Kickstarter starting today [...].</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/108569960/research-shows-how-viruses-quickly-contaminate-buildings Research Shows How Viruses Quickly Contaminate Buildings Nicholas Korody 2014-09-09T17:30:00-04:00 >2014-09-18T16:30:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/um/um9justf8kn33h44.jpg" width="514" height="355" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Using tracer viruses, researchers found that contamination of just a single doorknob or table top results in the spread of viruses throughout office buildings, hotels, and health care facilities. Within 2 to 4 hours, the virus could be detected on 40 to 60 percent of workers and visitors in the facilities and commonly touched objects.</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/108567534/architecture-and-the-unspeakable-upcoming-screenings Architecture and the Unspeakable - upcoming screenings johnszot 2014-09-09T15:56:00-04:00 >2014-09-09T15:56:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mi/mi5x9bky35k94ov7.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>John Szot will be presenting the short film "Architecture and the Unspeakable" at Jai &amp; Jai Gallery in Los Angeles on September 18th at 7:00pm and at the Woodbury University School of Architecture on September 19th at 6:30pm. Both evenings will include a brief presentation of the architectural proposals illustrated in the film, followed by Q&amp;A with the director/designer.</p><p>Facebook event listings:<br>LA -&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/519983371466102" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/events/519983371466102</a>/<br>San Diego -&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/720590088014135" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/events/720590088014135</a>/</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108560269/a-new-concept-for-shape-shifting-architecture-that-responds-to-heat A New Concept for Shape-Shifting Architecture That Responds to Heat Alexander Walter 2014-09-09T13:42:00-04:00 >2014-09-18T16:28:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/70/70717b1227877d8482d4f4c163de7fd0.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A project from three students at Barcelona&rsquo;s Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalunya continues that exploration by looking at how physical spaces could someday morph based on various environmental inputs. The project, Translated Geometries, tackles the idea by developing a new use for Shape Memory Polymers, a composite material that can deform and return to its original state when activated by cues like heat, humidity and light.</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/108557847/the-new-urban-cemetery The New Urban Cemetery Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-09T13:06:00-04:00 >2014-09-09T13:06:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b1/b13a3fcd4fbe37c3d69983460a66194b.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The idea of the Future Cemetery is to create a place for people to connect with death. What that actually means and looks like is still in development, Troyer says, but in the first stage of the project they did everything from projections to audio installations. Now, they&rsquo;re working on developing augmented reality experiences in cemeteries&mdash;elements that are only visible with certain devices and if you know they&rsquo;re there. The idea is to allow people to add to their own cemetery experience...</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/108371541/before-and-afters-academy-museum-of-motion-pictures-renzo-piano Before and Afters: Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Renzo Piano Orhan Ayyüce 2014-09-07T14:09:00-04:00 >2014-09-09T21:27:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pe/pe2871ioypxhxatr.jpg" width="500" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I really like it. I don't get the hate for the sphere. I think it will be a cool space to enjoy in person, vs. just looking at drawings. - reader comment (NeutraFilmmaker67)</p></em><br /><br /><p>Not that LA is so pristine with its architecture, mainly <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98148220/design-tweaks-can-t-overcome-academy-museum-s-dramatic-flaws" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">disliked</a> and <a href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-academy-museum-design-20140415-story.html#axzz2z4cH20L3&amp;page=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">condemned</a> by the form gendarmerie, the&nbsp;<a href="http://peter%20zumthor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Academy Museum of Motion Pictures</a> is looking better. It might be the ever so missing link which will tie-in all the disparate parts of LACMA from Fairfax eastward, even Zumthor's blot if ever.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108318603/a-resonant-tabernacle A resonant tabernacle Nam Henderson 2014-09-06T12:02:00-04:00 >2014-09-06T15:22:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nx/nxzjmpvnbadeshfm.jpg" width="495" height="782" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>the Integratron is a sort of time machine, or at least a time capsule. It is an immaculately preserved artifact of midcentury modernist design, and a totem of 1950s U.F.O.-ology culture &mdash; the mixture of Cold War paranoia and occult spirituality that drew true believers to remote reaches of the Desert Southwest in search of flying saucers and free-floating enlightenment.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Judy Rosen reports on a visit to&nbsp;Landers, California in the southeastern corner of the Mojave Desert. There she finds a place of spiritual healing and musical sound baths, designed by an&nbsp;extraterrestrial architectural patron.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108285738/diplomacy-by-design Diplomacy by Design Archinect 2014-09-06T00:12:00-04:00 >2014-09-06T10:16:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2f/2f3ab33c539ef32bcab4991c43a41457.jpg" width="514" height="240" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>... post-conflict response often disregards the potential of shared spaces to foster reconciliation, the importance of urban plans in managing turbulent population dynamics, and the need for a public realm that enables normal life to continue. "The absence of any architect or planner or designer in the negotiating room is something that has to change,"...</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/108265664/marc-newson-to-join-apple-jony-ive-s-design-team Marc Newson to Join Apple, Jony Ive's Design Team Archinect 2014-09-05T17:59:00-04:00 >2014-09-05T18:04:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bb/bb30e3a534b6e2020a82349a86c964a1.jpg" width="514" height="349" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Newson, who will continue to be based in the United Kingdom, will be an employee of Apple, and will be frequently traveling to the company&rsquo;s Cupertino, California, headquarters. The industrial designer has had his work archived by MoMA, and has been commissioned by Ford, Nike, and Qantas Airways, among others. Ive and Newson, who have been close friends for years, have been spending time together over the past year. During that time, they have also worked on some designs for Apple.</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/108252788/community-bus-stops-transform-brazil Community Bus Stops Transform Brazil Alexander Walter 2014-09-05T13:55:00-04:00 >2014-09-09T22:24:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5d/5d421adb1f9e7594d3e0fd76b8e131de.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Thousands of bus stops in Brazil completely lack signage to indicate which buses actually stop there. The nation-wide inconvenience has finally been tackled by one of the biggest community projects in the world. &lsquo;Que &Ocirc;nibus Passa Aqui?&rsquo; (&lsquo;Which Bus Stops here?&rsquo;) is a resident-led initiative which has taken Brazil by storm.</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/108188566/continued-delays-for-housing-at-atlantic-yards Continued Delays For Housing at Atlantic Yards Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-04T17:53:00-04:00 >2014-09-04T17:53:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/30/305a0071b65451013f804fdf33a5a347.jpg" width="200" height="150" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Work remains halted at the site of the modular residential tower next to the Barclays Center arena in Brooklyn. The building is part of the 22-acre, mixed-use development formerly known as Atlantic Yards and now branded Pacific Park. [...] The dispute ... centers on the design and construction of the pre-fabricated units that make up the modular tower. The 34-story residential high-rise was supposed to be completed in July 2014. So far only 10 of the proposed 34 stories are finished</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/108175670/iabr-maarten-hajer-appointed-chief-curator-of-iabr-2016 IABR: Maarten Hajer appointed chief curator of IABR–2016– Orhan Ayyüce 2014-09-04T14:19:00-04:00 >2014-09-09T22:37:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jb/jbkv0w7pt1vtj719.jpg" width="514" height="664" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The International Architecture Biennale of Rotterdam has announced the appointment of Maarten Hajer as Chief Curator of IABR&ndash;2016&ndash;. The theme of the seventh edition of the IABR will be &ldquo;The Next Economy&rdquo; and it will open in May 2016.</p></em><br /><br /><p>One of the most prolific and progressive architecture and urban design biennales in existence, <a href="http://iabr.nl/en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IABR</a> announced yet another building block for a better world, better discourse and more meaningful step towards the future of our cities, resources and the environments that are in development. Titled "The Next Economy" the IABR 2016 promises to be concerned with the role of ever so developing economical factors every project must deal with in order to evolve.</p><p>It will be curated by&nbsp;Maarten Hajer who&nbsp;is internationally renowned for his exploration of the relationships between public policies, urban development and environmental issues. He is professor of Public Policy at the University of Amsterdam and currently serving a 7-year term as Director&ndash;General of the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.</p><p>As the Director of IABR <a href="http://2012.iabr.nl/EN/news/130124_ArchinectInterview.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">George Brugmans</a> says, <em>&ldquo;I do not believe in throwing good stuff away. Every IABR edition builds on earlier editions. We refocus, change perspective, pick up new ele...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107979560/chinese-school-puts-running-track-on-its-roof Chinese School puts running track on its roof Metropolitan Monk 2014-09-02T00:49:00-04:00 >2014-09-03T19:52:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e5/e5f34rfm52koxgcr.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In use since September 1, 2014, an elementary school in Tiantai, Zhejiang province, built a 200-meter running track on the roof of its school building. In "<a href="http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2014-09/02/content_18529602.htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">School puts running track on its roof</a>" Chinese architect Ruan Hao [<a href="http://lycs-arc.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LYCS Architecture</a>], chief architect of the teaching building, said "<em>that breaking the tradition of a running track on the ground might provide a solution for other schools with limited land."</em></p><p>The "No 2 Elementary School of Tiantai Chicheng district" - located near Hangzhou - is one of the 11 case-studies that is part of the "<a href="http://movingcities.org/movingmemos/adaptation-la-biennale-di-venezia-architecture-2014-exhibition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ADAPTATION - architecture and change in China</a>"-exhibition - one of the <a title="21 Collateral Events | 14th International Architecture Exhibition" href="http://www.labiennale.org/en/architecture/news/22-04.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">21 Collateral Events </a>of the <a title="14th International Architecture Exhibition | website" href="http://www.labiennale.org/en/architecture/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">14th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia - </a>curated by prof. Marino Folin &amp; <a href="http://movingcities.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MovingCites</a>, and hosted by the <a title="EMGdotART Foundation | website" href="http://emgdotart.net/main/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EMGdotART Foundation</a> at Palazzo Zen in Venice.</p><p>As part of the exhibition, and in co-production with China Daily Video, EMGdotART Foundation created a short documentary on the construction of this project called "<a href="http://video.chinadaily.com.cn/2014/0605/3159.shtml" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ruan...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107671475/a-man-renovating-his-home-discovered-a-tunnel-to-a-massive-underground-city A Man Renovating His Home Discovered A Tunnel... To A Massive Underground City Orhan Ayyüce 2014-08-29T01:15:00-04:00 >2014-09-03T21:22:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/af/af52vhun87u4piz5.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 1963, a man in the Nev&#351;ehir Province of Turkey knocked down a wall of his home. Behind it, he discovered a mysterious room and soon discovered an intricate tunnel system with additional cave-like rooms. What he had discovered was the ancient Derinkuyu underground city in Turkey</p></em><br /><br /><p>Pure interiors. Buildings with no roof and exterior.</p><p><em>Also see Aaron Locke's blog;&nbsp;</em><a href="http://archinect.com/blog/52627812/indo-inquisition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Indo Inquisition</a>&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/blog/52627812/indo-inquisition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">13 weeks in India</a></p><p><em>the most pure form of subtractive architecture- <a href="http://archinect.com/blog/article/58917766/caves-of-ajanta" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">via</a></em></p>