Archinect - News 2016-12-07T05:42:40-05:00 5 housing experts offer opinions about Ben Carson's direction as HUD head Julia Ingalls 2016-12-06T14:09:00-05:00 >2016-12-06T14:09:29-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="468" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What are the likely policy goals of a neurosurgeon appointed secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development by a man who can't stop disappointedly tweeting at Alec Baldwin? "There&rsquo;s not a dearth of qualified Republicans for that job, so if you choose somebody with no background in housing, it says something about your priorities,&rdquo; says&nbsp;Julia Gordon, executive vice president of the National Community Stabilization Trust, according to an article in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NextCity</a>. Various other housing experts, including Barbara Sard and Benjamin Dulchin, voiced concern about the man with no actual federal housing experience, although former HUD official Maurice Jones was cautiously optimistic, saying that "whatever agenda or whatever priority they have, I look forward to learning what that is."&nbsp;The article goes on to note that:&nbsp;</p><p>"a&nbsp;<em>Washington Times</em>&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">op-ed</a>&nbsp;by Ben Carson published in July 2015 indicates that he either does not understand or does not support the AFFH rule [Affirmatively Furthering...</p> This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-12-05T13:27:00-05:00 >2016-12-05T14:51:58-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At a perfect time of year to take stock (the 'silly season' of parties hasn't quite started, but we are quickly moving towards the year's close), this week provides a series of events focusing on reflection. From&nbsp;collections showing the life works of iconic creators to&nbsp;a discussion on how we continue to work in the city;&nbsp;and from looking at the concept of the city itself from a different (sweeter) angle, to challenging our consumer society through craft.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Workshop - Gingerbread Houses! |&nbsp;7-21&nbsp;December</a></strong></p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gingerbread City - exhibition | 7-22 December</a></strong></p><p><a title="Image: Museum of Architecture" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src=""></a></p><p><em>Image: Museum of Architecture</em></p><p>The Museum of Architecture are opening&nbsp;<em>The&nbsp;Gingerbread City</em> this week, a new, annual&nbsp;competition where practices have designed and created gingerbread plots, which come together to create an entire city of sugar.&nbsp;&nbsp;Different city zones had different briefs, ranging from Unite d&rsquo;Hobnob (high density, central urban a...</p> Covert House and Murphy House join 2016 RIBA House of the Year shortlist Justine Testado 2016-12-02T21:03:00-05:00 >2016-12-03T07:45:12-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="510" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>RIBA is taking a little more time in revealing the shortlist for the 2016 House of the Year award. Most recently, RIBA announced that DSDHA's Covert House and the Murphy House by Richard Murphy Architects have made it onto the shortlist, along with the Outhouse and Ansty Plum revealed last week.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Covert House, Clapham, South London by DSDHA</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Murphy House, Edinburgh by Richard Murphy Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Find more details about each project <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The first two shortlisters for 2016 RIBA House of the Year</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glass and concrete tread lightly in DSDHA's London 'Covert House'</a></p> Unfold Berlin's modern architectural history in this nifty paper map Justine Testado 2016-12-02T14:22:00-05:00 >2016-12-02T14:22:13-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="557" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At nearly 350 square miles, [Berlin is] a difficult city to tour without some guidance. Its vastness is doubly inconvenient for architecture buffs...The [Modern Berlin Map] documents 50 buildings, selected by Berlin-based journalist Matthew Tempest. Unfolded, the front of the guide displays the landmarks on a map of Berlin, while the reverse catalogues the buildings in chronological order. This provides a unique lens through which to track the city&rsquo;s political shifts.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Want more travel tips for Berlin? Check out Archinect's Berlin Travel Guide, which features recommendations from J&uuml;rgen Mayer H:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Let J&uuml;rgen Mayer H. help plan your next trip to Berlin with his own travel tips</a></p> Zaha Hadid's sleek, curvy BRIT Awards statuette revealed Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-01T14:24:00-05:00 >2016-12-01T14:35:19-05:00 <img src="" width="624" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Five different statues have been revealed, but only one - a depiction of Britannia with her hips to one side - will be handed out to winners at the February ceremony. [...] Brit Awards chairman Jason Iley said: "We are delighted with the finished statues. "Like Zaha, they are innovative and original and have gone well beyond our expectations to create something special that will progress the award into the future."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Last month, the Brit Awards revealed <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid's concept sketches</a> for their 2017 statuette. The finalized design will be given out at the BRITs ceremony on February 22nd in London.</p><p>More ZHA news:</p><ul><li><a title="Zaha Hadid Architects rejects Patrik Schumacher's &quot;manifesto&quot; in open letter" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects rejects Patrik Schumacher's "manifesto" in open letter</a></li><li><a title='Patrik Schumacher on architectural discourse and leadership: "People who are frank are trusted"' href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher on architectural discourse and leadership: "People who are frank are trusted"</a></li><li><a title='"But always with Zaha&rsquo;s DNA"' href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"But always with Zaha&rsquo;s DNA"</a></li><li><a title="Zaha Hadid's Jockey Club takes RIBA's award for International Excellence" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid's Jockey Club takes RIBA's award for International Excellence</a></li></ul> Eero Saarinen documentary to air on PBS Dec. 27th Julia Ingalls 2016-12-01T13:27:00-05:00 >2016-12-02T15:28:23-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For those who are interested in seeing <em>Eero Saarinen:&nbsp;The Architect Who Saw the Future</em> (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reviewed her</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">e on Archinect)</a>, they'll have their chance on December 27th when PBS airs the documentary as part of its American Masters Series. The film, which charts both Eero's professional and personal stories, will officially be released on DVD on January 3rd, 2017 from PBS distribution. In the meantime, here's a clip from the film where Eliel Saarinen finds out it is not him but his son Eero who has won the competition for St. Louis memorial design:</p> BIG + BARCODE to design terraced “Sluishuis” complex in Amsterdam Justine Testado 2016-11-30T18:58:00-05:00 >2016-11-30T20:51:24-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a> has another terraced building in the works. This time around, the practice led a team with Rotterdam-based <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BARCODE Architects</a> to design the competition-winning scheme for&nbsp;&ldquo;Sluishuis&rdquo;, a new 46,000 m2 mixed-use development proposed for IJburg Lake at the edge of Amsterdam.&nbsp;</p><p>The residential complex will be a&nbsp;&ldquo;building inside the port, with a port inside the building,&rdquo; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a> says.&nbsp;Showing off different silhouettes at various vantage points, the building will also include 380 apartments,&nbsp;about&nbsp;4,000 m2 of commercial and public areas, 240 underground parking spaces,&nbsp;and a water-quality program that the architects say will provide enough room for up to 30 houseboats.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Toward the water, the building block lifts up to create a large opening that allows water from the IJ Lake to flow into the central courtyard as well as bring sunlight and views into the inner apartments of the building. The block then cascades downward and reveals more of itself toward the city.</p><p>A public promenade ...</p> The first two shortlisters for 2016 RIBA House of the Year Justine Testado 2016-11-29T20:46:00-05:00 >2016-11-30T09:08:02-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Anticipation for the 2016 RIBA House of the Year winner builds up as competition grows narrower...Last Thursday, the first two houses in the shortlist were announced: Ansty Plum in Wiltshire by Coppin Dockray and the Outhouse in Forest of Dean by Loyn &amp; Co Architects. After all seven shortlisted houses are unveiled, the House of the Year will finally be revealed on [BBC's &ldquo;Grand Designs&rdquo;] on December 15.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse of the first two shortlisted houses.</p><p><strong>Outhouse, Forest of Dean by Loyn &amp; Co Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><img alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Ansty Plum, Wiltshire by Coppin Dockray</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><img alt="" src=""><img alt="" src=""></p><p>Find more about each project&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Flint House wins RIBA House of the Year 2015</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glass and concrete tread lightly in DSDHA's London 'Covert House'</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The 2014 winners of the Manser Medal and Stephen Lawrence Prize</a></p> The toy-like Mola Structural Kit allows architects to experiment with structural engineering Julia Ingalls 2016-11-29T14:02:00-05:00 >2016-11-30T18:51:52-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>How can architects determine if their designs are structurally sound? Aside from consulting with a professional structural engineering firm, the Mola Structural Kit offers a playful way to test out the strength and durability of various designs. The company has unveiled the second edition of the kit, which has been designed to be compatible with the first. Here's a video that explains it all:&nbsp;</p> Students explore structural concrete strategies in “Weave.X”, from AA Summer DLAB: ORANGE Justine Testado 2016-11-29T13:52:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T00:47:09-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Twenty-one participants from 11 countries got to hone their skills in computational design and research during the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Summer DLAB: ORANGE</a> workshop at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA</a>'s London campus this past July. Building upon the last two <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Summer DLAB</a> cycles, students worked side by side in researching and developing innovative architectural strategies&nbsp;to construct 3-D interwoven concrete structures. With guidance from AA Summer DLAB tutors and collaborators, students also&nbsp;applied techniques related to&nbsp;geometry rationalization, material behavior, and robotic&nbsp;fabrication.</p><p>The three-week program culminated with the creation of a full-scale, working&nbsp;prototype installation called &ldquo;Weave.X&rdquo;, which now stands on display in the midst of&nbsp;Hooke Park.</p><p>Keep reading for more about the fabrication process behind Weave.X.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&ldquo;Initial computational form-finding techniques explore the generation of a network of interwoven elements via a bundling algorithm developed in Grasshopper. The algorithm enables the user to locally different...</p> Zaha Hadid Architects rejects Patrik Schumacher's "manifesto" in open letter Julia Ingalls 2016-11-29T12:51:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T00:44:48-05:00 <img src="" width="640" height="427" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The perenially&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">opinionated</a> Patrik Schumacher, who gave a speech about his "urban policy manifesto" at the November 17th World Architecture Festival in which he called for an end to all social housing and privatization of public space, has attracted push-back from an unexpected source: the firm he currently runs, which was founded by the late, great Zaha Hadid. In an open letter from the architectural office, Zaha Hadid Architects states that Schumacher's manifesto does not reflect the future direction of the firm, noting that Zaha "deeply believed in the strongest international collaboration" and she "did not write manifestos. She built them." The full text of the letter follows below:</p><p><em>November 29, 2016</em></p><p><em>Patrik Schumacher&rsquo;s &lsquo;urban policy manifesto&rsquo; does not reflect Zaha Hadid Architects&rsquo; past&mdash;and will not be our future.</em></p><p><em>Zaha Hadid did not write manifestos. She built them.</em></p><p><em>Zaha Hadid Architects has delivered 56 projects for all members of the community in 45 cities around the world.</em></p><p><em>Refusi...</em></p> First glimpse of Foster + Partners and Rubio Arquitectura's Museo del Prado expansion scheme Justine Testado 2016-11-28T18:42:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T00:25:04-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="404" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Museo del Prado in Madrid has big plans for its 200th anniversary celebration in 2019. Among those plans is an expansion of the museum campus and the restoration of the historic&nbsp;Sal&oacute;n de Reinos, all of which&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster + Partners</a> and Spanish practice Rubio Arquitectura will be in charge of designing. The team won over seven notable contenders in an international competition that included OMA, Nieto Sobejano, Souto Moura, and Gluckman Tang.&nbsp;</p><p>Following the museum's last major extension by architect Rafael Moneo in 1998, this expansion focuses on refurbishing the&nbsp;Sal&oacute;n de Reinos (or&nbsp;Hall of Realms), one of the surviving pieces of the former 17th-century Buen Retiro Palace. The expansion will also create additional gallery space for the Prado Museum's permanent and temporary exhibitions.&nbsp;</p><p>Read on for an excerpt from Foster + Partners' and Rubio Arquitectura's winning proposal, &ldquo;Hidden Design&rdquo;:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&ldquo;The primary protagonist is the noble Hall of Realms, a monument which has gathered many layers o...</p> This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-11-28T15:24:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T00:32:28-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="489" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As we enter into December, it seems as though&nbsp;there are already too many Christmas fairs and markets to write about.&nbsp;So, if you need a break from the busy&nbsp;streets, then why not retreat to a gallery, an interesting talk,&nbsp;or to a botanical wonderland to avoid the rush of (early) Christmas shoppers?&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tour: Great British Buildings - Thornsett Road | 7 December</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><em>Image: Allies and Morrison</em></p><p>Thornsett Road, designed by Allies &amp; Morrison, completed in 2015 by architects was awarded the RIBA London Award&nbsp; this year. The business headquarters&nbsp; south London is, in part, a new building and in part a respectful response to the existing buildings and context. This architect-led tour is a fantastic opportunity to get to grips with this south-of-the-river gem.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Rauschenberg | 1 December - 2 April 2017</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><em>Image: Robert Rauschenburg</em></p><p>Opening this week is the comprehensive collection of the works of Rober...</p> Artist Calvin Seibert races against time in building these modernist sandcastles Justine Testado 2016-11-22T18:04:00-05:00 >2016-11-29T20:01:35-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Building &ldquo;sandcastles&rdquo; is a bit of a test. Nature will always be against you and time is always running out. Having to think fast and to bring it all together in the end is what I like about it...Once I begin building and forms take shape I can start to see where things are going and either follow that road or attempt to contradict it with something unexpected.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Professional sculptor Calvin Seibert builds &ldquo;sandcastle&rdquo; structures that look like they could be straight from the sketchbooks of architecture's modernist icons. Whenever he starts sculpting his next sand structure, he usually only has &ldquo;a vague notion of trying to do something different each time&rdquo;, and mixes various ideas and inspirations as he goes.</p><p>Here are a few of Seibert's sandcastles he has sculpted over the last few years.</p><p><img src="" title="" alt=""><br><img src="" title="" alt=""><br><img src="" title="" alt=""><br><img src="" title="" alt=""><br><img src="" title="" alt=""><br><img src="" title="" alt=""><br><img src="" title="" alt=""><br><img src="" title="" alt=""><br><img src="" title="" alt=""><br><img src="" title="" alt=""><br><em>All photos &copy; Calvin Seibert. Used with permission.</em></p><p>You can find more of Seibert's sandcastles on&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">his Flickr</a>,&nbsp;or follow him <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Instagram</a>.</p><p>h/t&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Colossal</a></p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Feast your eyes on these sci fi-inspired photos of Belgrade's Brutalist buildings</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A milkman's drawings capture Bristol through 8 decades</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cut away confusion from your NYC commute with these beautiful subway maps</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stephanie Clark&rsquo;s embroidered architecture</a></p> This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-11-21T13:44:00-05:00 >2016-11-27T19:05:33-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Following the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">preview last week</a> , the Design Museum will be opening its doors on Thursday 24th November, with some fantastic new exhibitions.&nbsp;</p><p>Apart from this new addition to the cultural quarter,&nbsp;the week is packed full of talks and exhibitions exploring the role of the designer in our world. Whether that is the role of an architect within a place without architecture, or the role of designers in our changing capital.</p><p>If you haven't yet managed to get down to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Hive at Kew Gardens</a>, then this week is your last chance to see this interactive installation from artist Wolfgang Buttress as it goes into its final week.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong>The Opening of The Design Museum |&nbsp;3 events on&nbsp;24 November:&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fear and Love</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designer Maker User</a>,&nbsp;</strong><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beazley Designs of the Year</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><em>Image: Luke Hayes</em></p><p>The Design Museum opens its doors this week, starting as it means to go on with three great exhibitions. A permanent collection, <em>De...</em></p> BDP wins Northern Estate Programme - the development of a number of historic buildings for the House of Commons Ellen Hancock 2016-11-21T12:23:00-05:00 >2016-11-27T19:00:55-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="616" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Northern Estate consists of a series of Grade I and II listed buildings, which provide office space for the House of Commons.&nbsp;</p><p>Many buildings on the estate have not been refurbished in over 40 years however they are now non-compliant with a multitude of regulatory and statutory building regulations and refurbishment has become essential.&nbsp;</p><p>15,300 sqm of office space will be restored with works due to be completed in the early 2020s.</p><p>Architect director Tim Leach said: <em>&ldquo;This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to refurbish the buildings on Parliament&rsquo;s Northern Estate, close to the Palace of Westminster and at the heart of Whitehall, to create a modern office environment and external landscape to meet the needs of the House of Commons, its MPs, researchers and supporting facilities, well into the 21st century.&rdquo;</em></p><p>Read more about more projects by BDP:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boxpark opens in Croydon</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Our predictions for the Stirling Prize 2016 nominees</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Hive pavilion moves to Kew Gardens</a></li></ul> 2016 World Interior of the Year goes to Black Cant System store by Hangzhou AN Interior Design Justine Testado 2016-11-18T20:12:00-05:00 >2016-11-27T18:59:22-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Black Cant System, a chic monochromatic fashion concept store by Hangzhou AN Interior Design was revealed as the 2016 World Interior of the Year on the last day of the INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors...Located in the suburban outskirts of Shanghai, the Heike concept store is quietly tucked away on the second floor of a furniture store.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Out of over 100 competitive submissions, the retail store joins other stunning World Interior of the Year winners like March Studio's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hotel Hotel</a>, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MOTT32</a> restaurant in Hong Kong by Joyce Wang Studio, and David Kohn Architects' <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carrer Aviny&oacute;</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>Find more details about the project <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> Robert Konieczny/KWK Promes and Hayball among big winners in 2016 World Architecture Festival Justine Testado 2016-11-18T18:44:00-05:00 >2016-11-26T18:08:28-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The 2016 World Architecture Festival has come to a close. After a final round of presentations and jury critiques for the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Day One</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Two</a> category winners, the National Museum in Szczecin in Poland made it to the top as the ninth recipient of the coveted World Building of the Year. Designed by Robert Konieczny/KWK Promes, the museum&nbsp;joins previous winners like&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Interlace</a> by OMA/Ole Scheeren in Singapore and a21studio's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Chapel</a> in Vietnam.</p><p>During the Friday awards gala dinner, other winning announcements included South Melbourne Primary School by Hayball for Future Project of the Year, while the Kopupaka Reserve in Auckland, New Zealand by Isthmus scooped Landscape of the Year. Last but not least, the Chinese University of Hong Kong School of Architecture won Small Project of the Year for their ZCB Bamboo Pavilion.</p><p><strong>WORLD BUILDING OF THE YEAR: National Museum in Szczecin, Poland by Robert Konieczny/KWK Promes</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Jury chair David Chipperfield cited the National Museum as an &ldquo;optimistic...</p> ICYMI — the 2016 INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors Day Two winners Justine Testado 2016-11-18T13:40:00-05:00 >2016-11-26T19:56:54-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="638" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The last six category winners have been revealed on Day Two of the 2016 INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors. As the World Architecture Festival's just-as-competitive sister event, the competition celebrates the best projects in the international interior design scene from within the last 12 months...all nine category winners will now compete to be crowned as the 2016 World Interior of the Year.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here are a few of the INSIDE Day Two category winners:</p><p><strong>CREATIVE RE-USE: Baradari City Palace by Studio Lotus</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>HEALTH &amp; EDUCATION: by OHLAB/Oliver Hernaiz Architecture Lab</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>RESIDENTIAL: Indigo Slam by Smart Design Studio&nbsp;</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>See the rest of the projects <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Related:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors Day One concludes with three winners</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Latest from the 2016 World Architecture Festival: Day Two winners</a></p> Take a look inside London's new Design Museum Abigail Banfield 2016-11-18T11:15:00-05:00 >2016-11-26T20:45:32-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>How do you create a new home to house iconic and innovative design? With eyes on the final outcome, and with everyone waiting to see the unveiling of one of the most anticipated buildings this decade, we think that John Pawson, OMA, Arup, and Allies &amp; Morrison have risen to the challenge of transforming a grade II listed building into the new home of the Design Museum.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Yesterday was the preview of the new Design Museum in Kensington. Archinect UK was delighted to have been invited to see the grand unveiling of the building, and to get our feet inside the transformed Commonwealth Centre. The sheer gravity of the main space is enough to make this an incredible building, but, as we learn more, experience more, and see how it completely engages the user, we realise that this is a project that really doesn&rsquo;t disappoint.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The Design Museum was founded almost three decades ago in 1989 by Sir Terence Conran, and only closed at its previous space in June of this year, to make preparations for t...</p> Latest from the 2016 World Architecture Festival: Day Two winners Justine Testado 2016-11-17T21:12:00-05:00 >2016-11-26T18:07:30-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's Day Two at the 2016 World Architecture Festival, which concluded with seven more winners in the Completed Building category and nine Future Projects winners. Now that all the category winners have been revealed, the design teams will face off in one final round of project critiques with the super jury. One project will then be crowned as the Future Project of the Year and another will be the overall-winning World Building of the Year 2016.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here are a few of the Day Two winners.</p><p><strong>Completed Buildings - SHOPPING: Crystal Houses by MVRDV</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>HIGHER EDUCATION &amp; RESEARCH: Investcorp Building for Oxford University by Zaha Hadid Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>HOTEL AND LEISURE: Fushengyu Hotspring Resort by Aim Architecture</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>SPORT: Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre by HCMA Architecture + Design</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>FUTURE PROJECTS</strong></p><p><strong>COMPETITION ENTRIES: Chengdu City Music Hall by Aedas</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>CULTURE: Wangari Muta Maathai House by Boogertman + Partners Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>See the rest of the winning projects <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Related:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The 2016 World Architecture Festival Day One winners</a></p> NYPL reveals first image for its $200M Mid-Manhattan Library renovation Alyssa Alimurung 2016-11-17T14:18:00-05:00 >2016-11-22T22:51:41-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Soon after a major renovation and reopening for the Rose Reading Room at their flagship Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, the NYPL is now moving forward with another mammoth revamp on its Mid-Manhattan Library. The NYPL offers a first look at the overhaul, a project they are calling a &ldquo;state-of-the-art library that will serve as both a model and catalyst for a rejuvenated library system.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> With New York's Waterline Square, three architects are better than one Richard Meier & Partners 2016-11-17T13:23:00-05:00 >2016-11-22T22:52:13-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="398" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Three leading starchitecture firms &ndash; Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly Architects, Richard Meier &amp; Partners Architects and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates &ndash; have joined forces to collaborate on Waterline Square, a new residential development occupying five acres of land on one of the Upper West Side's last remaining waterfront development sites along the Hudson River.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 2016 INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors Day One concludes with three winners Justine Testado 2016-11-16T20:34:00-05:00 >2016-11-22T22:59:36-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="477" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As the World Architecture Festival's just-as-competitive sister event, the [INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors] competition celebrates the best projects in the international interior-design scene from within the last 12 months...By the end of the competition on November 18, one project will win the coveted World Interior of the Year award.</p></em><br /><br /><p>From the 63 <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shortlisted</a> projects, here are the first three category winners. (The remaining six will be revealed tomorrow):</p><p><strong>Bars &amp; Restaurants: Neri&amp;Hu Design and Research Office, Rachel's Burger, Shanghai, China&#8203;</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Offices: Woods Bagot Architects, Paramount by The Office Space, Sydney, Australia&#8203;</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Retail: Hangzhou AN Interior Design, Black Cant System - HEIKE fashion brand concept store, Hangzhou, China</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Find more details about the projects <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>. Don't miss out on the World Architecture Festival <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Day One winners</a>.</p><p>Related:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Take a peek inside the mesmerizing Hotel Hotel, the 2015 World Interior of the Year</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Joyce Wang Studio&rsquo;s MOTT32 in Hong Kong wins World Interior of the Year 2014</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Kohn Architects&rsquo; Carrer Aviny&oacute; awarded INSIDE World Interior of the Year 2013</a></p> The 2016 World Architecture Festival Day One winners Justine Testado 2016-11-16T19:50:00-05:00 >2016-11-28T12:43:10-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="452" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Returning to Berlin after four years in Singapore, the 2016 <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a> is in full swing.&nbsp;Over 2,000&nbsp;architects and design enthusiasts&nbsp;flock to the two-day event to watch the live competition unfold before their eyes, as architecture teams go head-to-head to be crowned as either&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Building</a>,&nbsp;Landscape, or Future Project of the Year on November 18.</p><p>As always, the competition attracts a high caliber of projects all vying to win big. Day One ended with the announcement of the&nbsp;Completed Building and Future Project category winners.&nbsp;Check out the projects below&nbsp;&mdash; and be on the lookout for the Day Two&nbsp;winners tomorrow!</p><p><strong>COMPLETED BUILDINGS</strong></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>HOUSING/House of the Year: House MM by OHLAB/Oliver Hernaiz Architecture Lab</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>CIVIC + COMMUNITY: Salburua Civic Center by IDOM</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>CULTURE: National Museum in Szczecin by Robert Konieczny-KWK Promes</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>DISPLAY: The Waterfront Pavilion by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>HOUSING: Aluminium Tip by Babin + Renaud</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>MIXED USE: Malm&ouml; Live by schmidt h...</strong></p> Diana Balmori, revered landscape architect, has died at age 84 Julia Ingalls 2016-11-15T14:33:00-05:00 >2016-11-22T21:56:22-05:00 <img src="" width="640" height="640" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Landscape architect and innovative urbanist Diana Balmori has died at age 84, as announced by her&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">firm's website</a>. The Spanish-born&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Balmori</a>, who founded her own firm in New York City at age 58, was known for her site-defining and inventive landscape architecture works, including the Abandoibarra District in Bilbao, Spain, the Prairie Waterway Stormwater Park in Minnesota, and numerous green roofs in Manhattan. In addition to their striking aesthetic beauty, Balmori's projects integrated sustainable practices, resulting in a holistic pairing of nature and architecture.</p><p><em>Abandoibarra</em><em> Masterplan, Bilbao, Spain</em><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Balmori, who graduated from high school at age 16, started her career in academia, taking a teaching position at the State University of New York shortly after receiving her Ph.D in urban history from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA</a>. Eventually, she became a partner at Cesar Pelli Associates (now known as Pelli, Clarke, Pelli, Architects), creating the firm's in-house Landscape Architecture department. Her dea...</p> Cockpit Arts building in Camden may be redeveloped as part of proposed overhaul of Holborn Library Ellen Hancock 2016-11-15T12:29:00-05:00 >2016-11-22T22:03:59-05:00 <img src="" width="620" height="415" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As gentrification continues to sweep London, another of the city&rsquo;s artist studio spaces is facing redevelopment. There are plans to demolish the Cockpit Arts building in Camden, north London, although the local council intends to relocate all artists and designers to a new building on the same site. &ldquo;Camden is anxious not to lose them as they are big local employers,&rdquo; says Michael Pountney, the vice-chairman of the Holborn Library Users Group.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more news from London here:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron will design Royal College of Art's Battersea campus</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">British transport minister decries "cult of ugliness" in brutalism, modernism</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boxpark opens in Croydon</a></li></ul> One-to-One #46 with David Delgado and Daniel Goods, visual strategists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-11-14T19:17:00-05:00 >2016-11-22T22:09:18-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Through their work as visual strategists for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, David Delgado and Daniel Goods inspire scientists and make science inspiring. Under 'The Studio' at JPL, David and Dan help engineers and scientists sort through their own design problems using creative methodologies, while also framing JPL's research for a general audience&mdash;making things like <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">travel posters for exoplanets</a>&nbsp;and a giant listening station for orbiting satellites.</p><p>David and Dan sat down with me to discuss their role in the JPL ecosystem, and the invaluable role their architect and designer-collaborators play in imagining the future. David starts off the conversation by describing their 'Metamorphosis' project: visualizing the surface of a comet through sculpture,&nbsp;for the Rosetta Mission.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Listen to&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One</a>&nbsp;#46 with <strong>JPL visual strategists David Delgado and Daniel Goods</strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen&nbsp;and subscribe to the new&nbsp;"Archinect Sessions One-to-One" podcast</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow A...</a></li></ul> 2016 Structural Awards winners announced Justine Testado 2016-11-11T18:26:00-05:00 >2016-11-15T19:46:30-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="561" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Institution of Structural Engineers celebrated the winners of their 2016 Structural Awards today during a ceremony at The Brewery in London...From this year's shortlist, eleven category winners were announced. The Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre in Surrey, Canada &mdash; engineered by Fast + Epp &mdash; was crowned with the coveted Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence, the Institution's highest accolade.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here are a few of this year's winners:</p><p><strong>Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence AND&nbsp;Award for Community or Residential Structures: </strong>Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre - Surrey, Canada.&nbsp;Engineered by: Fast + Epp.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Award for Sustainability: 5 Broadgate &ndash; London, UK.&nbsp;Engineered by: BuroHappold.</strong></p><p><strong>&nbsp;</strong><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Award for Education or Healthcare Structures: Blavatnik School of Government &ndash; Oxford, UK.&nbsp;Engineered by: Pell Frischmann.&nbsp;</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Award for Small Practices: Expo2015 Hive &ndash; Milan, Italy + London, UK.&nbsp;Engineered by: Simmonds Studio.</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Award for Infrastructure or Transportation Structures: Transformation of Birmingham New Street Station.&nbsp;Engineered by: Atkins/AKTII.</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>See the rest of the projects and further details&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previous Structural Awards news on Archinect:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Glass Lantern at Apple Store Istanbul wins top prize in Structural Awards 2014</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winners of the Structural Awards 2013</a></p> Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Student Work" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-11-11T15:15:00-05:00 >2016-11-15T19:59:09-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People </a>profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Student Work</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morphobia</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ryosuke Imaeda</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amphitheater Garden Moscow</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pavel Zeldovich</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NEW YORK vs NEW JERSEY - Structuring Fluid Territories</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alberto Martinez Garcia</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Constructed Narrative</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Matthew Wieber</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shifting Arctic Boundaries</a> by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nataly Nemkova</a> &amp;&nbsp;Penny Fyta</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Conceal Reveal- A Historical Society</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rexford Crafts</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">StickStack System</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Caroline Reverman</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shell</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aleksandra Sliwinska</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vertical Neighborhood</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Penzel</a></p><p>(Cover pic: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wind Urbanism - Manhattan</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">James Seung Hwan Kim</a>)</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Click <a href="" 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 y...</p>