Archinect - News 2015-07-04T03:02:59-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/131039979/0-to-1-approaches-special-needs-design-differently 0 to 1 approaches special needs design differently Alexander Walter 2015-07-03T18:18:00-04:00 >2015-07-03T18:34:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0e/0e8415f06a17134775ac8a0723925102.jpg" width="514" height="307" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Most planners and architects can speak volumes about accessibility requirements [...]. Tamara Petrovic and Garner Oh, partners of the architecture and design firm 0 to 1, are intimately aware of such needs. To address their son&rsquo;s difficulty with balance and motor skills, the pair developed a range of products for the home that transform his living environment into a safe and appealing space for all members of the family and resist the institutional aesthetic often seen in special needs products.</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/131023128/salt-releases-global-tools-1973-1975 SALT releases "Global Tools 1973-1975" Orhan Ayyüce 2015-07-03T13:09:00-04:00 >2015-07-03T14:03:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6i/6iy2yxm3iagz5m72.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I am so pleased to announce that Global Tools is now out. Edited by Valerio Borgonuovo and Silvia Franceschini, contributions by Manola Antonioli, Valerio Borgonuovo, Alison J. Clarke, Beatriz Colomina, Silvia Franceschini, Maurizio Lazzarato, Franco Raggi, Simon Sadler, and Alessandro Vicari. If Graham Foundation wants to "like" it, there is a facebook page -Vasif Kortun, SALT</p></em><br /><br /><p>GLOBAL TOOLS &nbsp;1973-1975</p><p>In January 1973, a gathering took place in Milan at the editorial office of the magazine &lsquo;Casabella,&rsquo; involving, among others, the architects and designers Ettore Sottsass Jr., Alessandro Mendini, Andrea Branzi, Riccardo&nbsp;Dalisi, Remo Buti, Ugo La Pietra, Franco Raggi, Davide Mosconi, and members of the groups Archizoom, 9999, Superstudio, UFO and&nbsp;Zziggurat. Together with the conceptual artists and intellectuals Franco Vaccari, Giuseppe Chiari, Luciano Fabro and Germano Celant, they founded Global Tools - a system of workshops that would last until 1975.</p><p>For the first time in the forty years that have passed since its formation, the experience of the Global Tools counter-school has been brought together in book form by <a href="http://saltonline.org/en/home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SALT</a>, uniting the images and archive documents that were produced over the few short years of its existence. This volume is compiled to chronicle and evaluate the three years of seminar activity that took place between Florence, Milan and Naples i...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130966166/ball-nogues-and-other-la-artists-unveil-public-art-commissions-at-lax Ball-Nogues and other LA artists unveil public art commissions at LAX Alexander Walter 2015-07-02T19:28:00-04:00 >2015-07-02T19:29:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cd/cd8cbfd9a5c22a7f615c5bfe7360a078.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX debuted this week three new public art commissions designed to greet departing and arriving passengers and provide a measure of calm and reflection amid the chaos of air travel. The&nbsp;artists involved&nbsp;all have strong ties to Los Angeles -- Mark Bradford, Pae White and the Ball-Nogues studio each resides or works in the L.A. area.</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/130952473/david-adjaye-talks-about-woven-architecture-and-his-new-d-c-museum David Adjaye talks about woven architecture and his new D.C. museum Alexander Walter 2015-07-02T16:00:00-04:00 >2015-07-03T13:01:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n6/n624h0llzkh730o0.jpg" width="514" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Adjaye is overseeing the newest installment of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum&rsquo;s &ldquo;Selects&rdquo; series, which spotlights the little-known West African textiles in the museum&rsquo;s permanent collection. [...] It also offers the celebrated architect a chance to explore the surprising connections between textile making and building design. &ldquo;What&rsquo;s interesting to me is this idea of fabric and weaving as a kind of abstraction of making places that people come together in,&rdquo; he says.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/39005328/watch-first-look-at-the-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First Look at the Museum of African American History and Culture</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130888271/daniel-libeskind-launch-guest-editor-of-new-cnn-style-platform Daniel Libeskind launch guest editor of new CNN Style platform Alexander Walter 2015-07-01T19:23:00-04:00 >2015-07-02T22:23:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8y/8y8sw76eg6nmxvy8.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Today sees the launch of CNN Style, a new online destination for intelligent, stylish content spanning the worlds of fashion, design, architecture, art, autos and luxury. Throughout July, CNN Style welcomes renowned Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind [...]. As guest editor, Libeskind has commissioned a series of pieces about architecture to be published through July, given an exclusive video interview to CNN Style and written about the interplay of architecture and emotion.</p></em><br /><br /><p>CNN Style launched today with the inaugural editorial piece by Daniel Libeskind, "<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/30/architecture/daniel-libeskind-architecture-emotions/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">We mustn't forget the deep emotional impact of the buildings around us</a>."</p><p>In the network's announcement, Libeskind is quoted:&nbsp;"I feel very lucky to be CNN Style's inaugural guest editor.&nbsp;It's a brilliant opportunity to communicate ideas about architecture and cities in an exciting new format.&nbsp; The spirit and emotionality of architecture is at the core of my practice [...]."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130874587/a-guerilla-teahouse-pops-up-in-la-s-griffith-park A guerilla teahouse pops up in LA's Griffith Park Nicholas Korody 2015-07-01T15:01:00-04:00 >2015-07-01T23:03:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9y/9yi354o9yrz86m6x.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The invitation was&nbsp;cryptic. A small piece of wood with a laser-burned message that read, "June 30, 2015. Please join us for tea and wishes overlooking the city. Sunrise, Griffith Park."&nbsp;</p></em><br /><br /><p>It's a rather charming story: an anonymous collective of artists have fashioned a Japanese-inspired teahouse out of charred wood reclaimed from the 2007 Griffith Park fire and offered it as a gift to the city. Surreptitiously assembled in parts, the teahouse was inaugurated yesterday morning for a select group of the artists' friends and associates.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ty/tysw8yik3rv4wdx4.jpg"></p><p>The invited guests were sent clandestine notes that led them, as if on a scavenger hunt, to the wooden structure at dawn. There, green tea and cookies were offered and a ceremony was performed. An opera signer sang in the distance.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fa/fa1d8ky9ww1djo9h.jpg"></p><p>Apparently, this isn't the first time the group &ndash; who isn't named &ndash; have created a work of&nbsp;guerrilla&nbsp;architecture. And if the&nbsp;safety-and-regulations angel on your shoulder is balking at potential liabilities, rest easy. According to the LA Times report, the structure was designed with help from professional woodworkers. The artists pegged the wooden structure to an existing concrete and rebar foundation, which...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130872172/a-stark-contrast-ulm-stadthaus-set-to-host-a-retrospective-exhibition-of-richard-meier-partners A stark contrast: Ulm Stadthaus set to host a retrospective exhibition of Richard Meier & Partners Richard Meier & Partners 2015-07-01T14:18:00-04:00 >2015-07-01T14:18:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/98/98jvosvn3tce56cu.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new exhibition on the work of New York-based Richard Meier &amp; Partners Architects is set to open at the Ulm Stadthaus Exhibition and Assembly Building in Ulm, Germany on 8 July.</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/130739661/immerse-yourself-in-100-design-s-design-in-colour-in-london-this-september-register-now Immerse yourself in 100%DESIGN's "Design in Colour" in London this September. Register now! Justine Testado 2015-06-30T05:25:00-04:00 >2015-06-30T18:08:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5w/5wlw9f1hqqk6xxq3.jpg" width="514" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>100%DESIGN is packing an extra punch of color this time around. Since its humble beginnings in a tent along London's King's Road back in 1995, 100%DESIGN has grown year after year into the UK's largest trade show that promotes global top-notch design and creativity. Over 20,000 attendees in the architecture and design community will gather at the show's new location, Olympia London, on September 23-26, 2015.</p><p>Centrally themed "Design in Colour", the three-day event will span across two levels and be divided into five sections: Interiors, Design &amp; Build, Kitchens &amp; Bathrooms, Workplace, and Emerging Brand. The popular "Talks with 100%Design" program will also take place once again, featuring headlining speakers like British designer Ilse Crawford.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6g/6g4tts3ie1uezvdl.jpg"><br><em>From L to R: North Limited, Designheure, and Antonio Lupi.</em> <em>Photos courtesy 100%DESIGN.</em></p><p>100%DESIGN worked closely with several collaborators such as trend forecasters WGSN to bring to life the sensory experience of the use of color in interior d...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130720340/artist-stephen-talasnik-considers-the-legacy-of-mid-century-design-russel-wright Artist Stephen Talasnik considers the legacy of mid-century design Russel Wright Nicholas Korody 2015-06-29T15:17:00-04:00 >2015-06-29T15:23:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lo/lonznye0pvx0z0g7.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It was the slow retraction of glaciers over centuries that shaped the Hudson Highlands into their gentle, undulating forms, later represented in soft grays and blues by the painters of the Hudson Valley School. By the 19th century, humans had started to hollow them out from below. The hills were extensively quarried, their stone pulverized and turned into asphalt or brought down by train to New York City to be recast as architecture.</p><p>In 1942, the noted industrial designer Russel Wright and his wife purchased 75 acres of devastated property and shifted directions, beginning a slow process of collaboration with the land. Wright redirected streams to cascade into the gaping pit of the quarry and built a home intended to seamlessly fit into the landscape. Today,&nbsp;<a href="http://visitmanitoga.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Manitoga estate</a>&rsquo;s current artist-in-residence&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stephentalasnik.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stephen Talasnik</a>&nbsp;continues Wright&rsquo;s legacy with&nbsp;<em>Sanctuary,&nbsp;</em>a large-scale installation of aquatic architecture floating in the Quarry Pool.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c2/c208u4tmhm6ufrfx.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fy/fyoq0q5j1ww4vm60.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;The responsibility of the artist is to t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130487615/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-fancy-facades-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Fancy Facades" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-06-26T14:57:00-04:00 >2015-06-26T15:00:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fc/fcqslvt2u22xo8zr.jpg" width="514" height="361" 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="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/fancy-facades/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Fancy Facades</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1w/1wv3o9i93aasasfd.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/richard-bauer/project/meinel-optical-sciences-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Meinel Optical Sciences Building</a> in Tucson, AZ by <a href="http://archinect.com/richard-bauer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">rich&auml;rd+bauer architecture, llc</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/of/ofdun9ho14esvd2q.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/sparkarchitects/project/jin-mian-xin-cheng" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jin Mian Xin Cheng</a> in Beijing, China by <a href="http://archinect.com/sparkarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SPARK</a>; Photo: Shu He</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h0/h0quefawqhgn6umq.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/10983008/usa-pavilion-expo-milano-2015/128572698" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">USA Pavilion Expo Milano 2015</a> in Milan, Italy by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/10983008/biber-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Biber Architects</a> in collaboration with Genius Loci Architettura S.r.l., Nussli Italia S.r.l., dlandstudio, Tillotson Design Associates, Thinc Design, Pentagram, ESA Engineering, SCE Project</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s6/s6zjn1784wa568wr.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/93156891/graveney-school-sixth-form-block/125261879" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Graveney School Sixth Form Block</a> in Tooting, London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/urbanprojectsbureau" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban Projects Bureau</a>; Photo: Kilian O'Sullivan</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rb/rbw8uqzoc9y18u92.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/118858781/kronprinzenkarree-berlin-mitte/123710945" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kronprinzenkarree</a> in Berlin, Germany by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/118858781/nps-tchoban-voss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">nps tchoban voss</a>; Photo: Claus Graubner</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5e/5edb9in80snnh2wt.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/1236/bircham-park-mscp/121558719" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bircham Park MSCP</a> in Plymouth, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/s333" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">S333 Architect...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130483595/tokyo-will-stay-the-course-with-zaha-s-olympic-stadium Tokyo will stay the course with Zaha's Olympic stadium Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-26T13:17:00-04:00 >2015-06-26T14:39:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j9/j9p69s3bng1stjy2.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Two massive arches that form the backbone of the stadium's roof, a feature that critics blamed for raising construction costs, will remain part of the design.</p></em><br /><br /><p>When confronted with Zaha Hadid's too-big and too-costly design for the 2020 Olympic National Stadium, Tokyo officials decided to go ahead with the designs anyway &ndash; or else, add "too late" to that list of descriptors. Any additional major changes to the design (Hadid <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85005794/hadid-s-stadium-for-2020-tokyo-olympic-games-to-be-scaled-back" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">already scaled back the design</a> after <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83829399/zaha-hadid-s-2020-olympic-stadium-under-fire-from-japanese-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pushback</a> from major Japanese architects) would delay construction too much. Now, construction on the stadium will begin in October of this year, and hopefully be finished by 2019.</p><p>Some background on Tokyo's 2020 Olympic National Stadium:</p><p><a title="Hadid and Japanese at loggerheads over &lsquo;turtle-like&rsquo; Olympic stadium" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115653141/hadid-and-japanese-at-loggerheads-over-turtle-like-olympic-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hadid and Japanese at loggerheads over &lsquo;turtle-like&rsquo; Olympic stadium</a></p><p><a title="Zaha Hadid's Tokyo Olympic stadium slammed as a 'monumental mistake' and a 'disgrace to future generations'" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113032564/zaha-hadid-s-tokyo-olympic-stadium-slammed-as-a-monumental-mistake-and-a-disgrace-to-future-generations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid's Tokyo Olympic stadium slammed as a 'monumental mistake' and a 'disgrace to future generations'</a></p><p><a title="Hadid&rsquo;s stadium for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games &lsquo;to be scaled back&rsquo;" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85005794/hadid-s-stadium-for-2020-tokyo-olympic-games-to-be-scaled-back" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hadid&rsquo;s stadium for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games &lsquo;to be scaled back&rsquo;</a></p><p><a title="Zaha Hadid's 2020 Olympic Stadium under fire from Japanese architects" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83829399/zaha-hadid-s-2020-olympic-stadium-under-fire-from-japanese-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid's 2020 Olympic Stadium under fire from Japanese architects</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130351040/the-world-architecture-festival-inside-live-competitions-return-to-marina-bay-sands-this-november The World Architecture Festival + INSIDE live competitions return to Marina Bay Sands this November Justine Testado 2015-06-25T08:59:00-04:00 >2015-06-25T12:37:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h1/h1xzw8jfj57zbesq.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a> (WAF) is preparing for another eventful year at the Moshe Safdie-designed Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on November 4-6. Architects, designers, and clients from around the world gather to witness the happenings of the live architecture competition and form connections with some 2,000 of their fellow attendees. Needless to say, the competition attracts a number of stellar projects from today's leading designers, so it's anyone's game.</p><p>For 2015, the WAF shortlist boasts 338 projects across 31 categories from architects based in 46 countries.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8w/8w4hl8of4erua2o3.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y4/y4aqmcofiazxki5l.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/js/jsihpsmls8plkrvo.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/34/34j1d82czyi97kd4.jpg"><br><em>From top to bottom: Fulton Center by Grimshaw; Cardedeu by EMC Arquitectura; <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122754938/look-inside-heatherwick-studio-s-newly-opened-learning-hub-at-ntu-singapore" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nanyang Technological University</a> by Heatherwick Studio; Ribbon Chapel by Hiroshi Nakamura &amp; NAP Co. Ltd.</em></p><p>During the event, WAF competitors will get the chance to interact and hear critiques from the 2015 &lsquo;super jurors&rsquo;: Sir Peter Cook (UK), Sou Fujimoto (Japan), Benedetta Tagliabue (Spain), Charles Jencks (UK/US), Kerry Hill (Singapore) and Ma...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130270609/human-organ-mimicking-microchip-wins-designs-of-the-year-award-2015 Human organ-mimicking microchip wins Designs of the Year Award 2015 Justine Testado 2015-06-23T19:18:00-04:00 >2015-06-24T21:24:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8z/8zdel8pjhkfq16xa.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A microdevice called Human Organs-on-Chips is engineered with the astounding ability to mimic the complex structures, functions, and mechanical motions of whole human organs. Fabricated by scientists Donald Ingber and Dan Dongeun Huh at Harvard University's Wyss Institute, Human Organs-on-Chips was announced today as the 2015 <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/233930/designs-of-the-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designs of the Year Award</a> winner in the <a href="http://designmuseum.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Museum</a>'s popular international competition.</p><p>The annual contest shows off an entertaining categorized mix of thoughtful designs whose creators range from global-brand giants to emerging entrepreneurs. Needless to say, competition is tough year after year. In 2014, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103107452/zaha-hadid-wins-the-design-museum-s-designs-of-the-year-award-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid's Heydar Aliyev Center</a> in Baku, Azerbaijan snatched the winning title.</p><p>The 2015 edition started out with <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/design_museums_designs_of_the_year_2015_nominees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">76 nominated Designs-of-the-Year hopefuls</a> across six categories: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121215975/get-a-glimpse-of-the-designs-of-the-year-2015-architecture-nominees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture</a>, Digital, Fashion, Graphic, Product and Transport. (The Furniture category in previous editions appears to have been omitted.) Last month, the jury then selected the ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130255296/california-water-crisis-now-there-s-a-board-game-for-that California Water Crisis? Now there's a board game for that! Alexander Walter 2015-06-23T14:12:00-04:00 >2015-06-23T14:12:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ng/ngh6b4yeij31nmh1.jpg" width="514" height="441" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What would you do about the drought if you were Jerry Brown? A new 2-3 player board game by Bay Area-based graphic designer Alfred Twu allows you to play the politics of water in California. Twu specializes in designing games that try and have fun with complex issues.&nbsp;Currently, he is developing one called &ldquo;California Housing Crisis&rdquo; that&nbsp;deals with San Francisco&rsquo;s runaway housing costs, and he previously designed a fantasy map for a U.S. national high speed rail system that went viral.</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/130175687/selgascano-s-psychedelic-chrysalis-serpentine-pavilion-is-now-open SelgasCano's "psychedelic chrysalis" Serpentine Pavilion is now open Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-22T15:42:00-04:00 >2015-06-24T02:03:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fn/fn6ofvj8ea9xy7i6.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Monday, June 22 &ndash; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/54077942/selgascano" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SelgasCano</a>'s design for the 2015 <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/14325/serpentine-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serpentine Pavilion</a> became a reality today, as the much-anticipated structure was officially unveiled. The pavilion, a series of colorful, interconnected and multi-layered corridors with a caf&eacute; and sitting area inside, has multiple openings for visitors to waft through at their own whim. As pictured, the effect inside is like a creamsicle stained-glass dreamscape, with varying textures to distinguishing the barrier between inside and out.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e9/e9h1in61mm3jg6sb.jpg"></p><p>Compared to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123735848/selgascano-unveils-designs-for-the-2015-serpentine-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">initial renderings of the pavilion</a>, the design delivers on its scheme to emulate a vibrant atmosphere of color and light. Also maintained is a distinct playfulness, captured in the renderings by cartoonish figures occupying the space, and evident in the real design through the striking iridescent colors circulating inside. These aesthetics are a remarkable break from the Serpentine's last apparent trend, compared to preceding pavilions by <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95481774/smiljan-radic-to-design-14th-serpentine-galleries-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Smiljan Radic</a>&nbsp;(2014),&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/67572969/sou-fujimoto-to-design-cloud-of-steel-for-2013-serpentine-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sou Fujimoto</a> (2013),&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/47664005/first-images-of-the-2012-serpentine-gallery-pavilion-by-herzog-de-meuron-and-ai-weiwei" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129647148/society-of-architectural-historians-accepting-applications-for-h-allen-brooks-travelling-fellowship Society of Architectural Historians Accepting Applications for H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship Helena Karabatsos 2015-06-15T17:41:00-04:00 >2015-06-16T19:26:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0j/0ji5qr3g2neqetg7.jpg" width="514" height="136" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Society of Architectural Historians&rsquo; prestigious H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship will be offered for 2015 and will allow a recent graduate or emerging scholar to study by travel for one year. The fellowship is not for the purpose of doing research for an advanced academic degree. Instead, Professor Brooks intended the recipient to study by travel and contemplation while observing, reading, writing, or sketching.&nbsp;</p><p>The goals are to provide an opportunity for a recent graduate with an advanced degree or an emerging scholar to:</p><ul><li>see and experience architecture and landscapes firsthand</li><li>think about their profession deeply</li><li>acquire knowledge useful for the recipient&rsquo;s future work, contribution to their profession, and contribution to society</li></ul><p>The fellowship recipient may travel to any country or countries during the one-year period. This fellowship is funded completely by the Society of Architectural Historians&rsquo; H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship Fund.</p><p>In 2015 the Brooks Fellowship wil...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129429737/new-frank-lloyd-wright-home-found “New” Frank Lloyd Wright Home Found Miles Jaffe 2015-06-13T12:24:00-04:00 >2015-06-15T04:04:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2w/2ws0vu4xndg8cii2.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>the System-Built developer may indeed have constructed this home without Wright&rsquo;s knowledge</p></em><br /><br /><p>Alas, some thing never change.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129351877/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-color-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Color" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-06-12T15:44:00-04:00 >2015-06-12T15:48:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ff/ffdmaf6mi1tazpt4.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/color/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Color</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/20/20fzdt8v0i27cmrb.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/sparkarchitects/project/fai-fah" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fai Fah</a> in Bangkok, Thailand by <a href="http://archinect.com/sparkarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SPARK</a>; Photo: Lin Ho/Jadefoto</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qb/qbpwrhnv7399fuz7.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/softlab/project/3m-lifelab-sxsw" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3M LifeLab SXSW</a> in Austin, TX by <a href="http://archinect.com/softlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOFTlab</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kw/kwqvu2qqny51gf0w.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/62341677/little-red-elisabeth-irwin/129106680" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Little Red Elisabeth Irwin</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/abastudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">abastudio / Andrew Bartle Architects</a>; Photo: Durston Saylor Photography</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cz/cz0z2gwqqi7br9s7.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/106311/red-building-pacific-design-center/128167167" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Red Building, Pacific Design Center</a> in West Hollywood, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106311/pelli-clarke-pelli-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects</a>; Photo: Jeff Goldberg/Esto</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/al/al6023f3tbmi2kpc.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/geza/project/ifn-2-3-4-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IFN 2/3/4 Housing</a> in Udine, Italy by <a href="http://archinect.com/geza" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gri e Zucchi</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/he/he6e1vxd442lhdho.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/17874107/dailymotion/125964222" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dailymotion</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/17874107/matiz-architecture-and-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Matiz Architecture and Design</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rn/rno0uzozyj0yfijn.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/rise/project/classroom-2-everywhere2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Classroom 2 Everywhere</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/rise" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rise Projects LLC</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w0/w0jujcy8nhmg5qkt.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/22604145/situation-room/125992456" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Situation Room</a> in New York, NY by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22604145/theverymany" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">THEVERYMANY</a> with Jana Winderen; Photo: Miguel De Guzman</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/51/51rmn8v1bx9odams.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/neutelings-riedijk/project/walterboscomplex" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Walterboscomplex</a> in Apeld...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129327717/luxury-anthropocene-dubai-gets-its-first-private-floating-islands Luxury Anthropocene: Dubai gets its first private floating islands Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-11T13:25:00-04:00 >2015-06-15T21:25:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/63/6316a0975c1ca5b5c56e87b0e58bce56.jpg" width="514" height="279" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Completely stable on the water, the base of the island is built to last for far over 100 years and will create a new underwater habitat for sea life, the company states, adding, it is building similar islands in Maldives and in Miami in the US.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Dubai's "The World", a man-made archipelago of islands arranged like a world map, is now spawning private floating homes. The "luxury floating private islands" will be designed to specific client wishes, and reportedly will all come with a pool. Developed by Amillarah Private Islands, these aren't in fact the only floating-homes being developed in The World &ndash; Kleindienst Group is selling "floating seahorses", with submerged bedrooms and bathrooms. Just don't call it a houseboat.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129256230/archinect-s-critical-round-up-of-big-s-two-world-trade-center-design Archinect's critical round-up of BIG's Two World Trade Center Design Julia Ingalls 2015-06-10T16:40:00-04:00 >2015-06-15T17:59:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tr/trn7xfaxw6q8vwnt.jpg" width="514" height="370" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Taken out of its high-profile context, the BIG design for Two World Trade Center initially appears to be a graduate school placeholder: here are the initial seven blocks of program, with a light dusting of foliage on the exposed step-backs. The internet's critical reaction to the renderings released to <a href="http://www.wired.com/2015/06/bjarke-ingels-design-two-world-trade-center/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WIRED</a> has been heated: it's the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/10116/new-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Museum</a> without the ingenuity, it's a brilliant melding of memorial gravitas and client-driven-design, it's nothing but spoon-fed media hype taken to a 1,300 foot extreme. Of course, this is a building that can't be taken out of its context, not only in terms of being a new icon of Manhattan, but also because it is something of a sequel: its unabashed boxiness and new media savvy presentation clashes with <a href="http://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster + Partners'</a> previous svelte, slanted diamond-topped design. A little more than 24 hours after the renderings were released, we've rounded up the most compelling critical and forum-based reaction:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ny/nymkbx68um8s730k.jpg"></p><p>In <a href="http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2015/06/two-world-trade-center-news-corp-rupert-murdoch-bjarke-ingels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vanity Fair</a>, <strong>Paul Goldberger</strong> confronts the c...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129172637/renderings-of-big-designed-two-world-trade-center-revealed Renderings of BIG-Designed Two World Trade Center Revealed Julia Ingalls 2015-06-09T13:14:00-04:00 >2015-06-16T00:02:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e8/e8oddvptmoegldkc.jpg" width="514" height="428" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;The architecture becomes a solution to an almost unsolvable puzzle,&rdquo; Ingels told me one recent morning.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Last week <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect</a>&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128713345/foster-s-out-ingels-in-big-designed-two-world-trade-center-to-house-news-corp-and-21st-century-fox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">broke the news</a> that Bjarke Ingels' <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a> had taken over the design of Two World Trade Center from <a href="http://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster + Partners</a>, and today BIG has released its first renderings of its proposed new design. Foster's slanted quadruple diamond crown has been nixed in favor of a stepped-back design of seven stacked boxes that preserves the existing views to St. Paul's Chapel to Memorial Park while making it appear from the New Jersey waterfront that Two World Trade Center is "leaning in" to <a href="http://archinect.com/som" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOM</a>'s One World Trade Center. BIG's significant redesign also incorporates a series of&nbsp;rooftop gardens on each step-backed ledge, which will feature biomes from the arctic to the tropics.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v1/v1ndwljoypxq2zcd.jpg"></p><p>The design attempts to honor the memorial of Ground Zero while simultaneously injecting BIG's signature enthusiasm into what will be the third tallest tower in New York City. As Ingels explained to <a href="http://www.wired.com/2015/06/bjarke-ingels-design-two-world-trade-center/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WIRED Magazine</a>, &ldquo;On one hand [the design is] about being respectful and about completing the frame around the memor...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128713345/foster-s-out-ingels-in-big-designed-two-world-trade-center-to-house-news-corp-and-21st-century-fox Foster's Out, Ingels' In: BIG-Designed Two World Trade Center to House News Corp. and 21st Century Fox Julia Ingalls 2015-06-03T13:52:00-04:00 >2015-06-10T21:59:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qv/qvc5c62ld900q4zc.jpg" width="514" height="372" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;This isn&rsquo;t your grandfather&rsquo;s Wall Street.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to a statement issued on Tuesday, the design of Two World Trade Center, which was <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126273371/2-world-trade-center-may-ditch-norman-foster-s-design-for-a-bjarke-ingels-skyscraper" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">formerly the province of Foster + Partners</a>, is now being handled by Bjarke Ingels' firm <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a> and will likely house employees of both 21st Century Fox and News Corp. The media organizations inked a non-binding agreement with developer Larry Silverstein that places them in the tower, which as of now is slated to be the second-tallest tower in the four-tower World Trade Center complex. The proposed move is significant not only because many of the towers still boast significant&nbsp;amounts of unleased space (the two companies would occupy 1.3 million square feet of the tower's 2.8 million total available), but because both 21st Century Fox and News Corp. represent a new type of tenant for the traditionally financially dominated area. <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-01-07/world-trade-center-towers-fill-slowly-in-shift-to-tech" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">According to Bloomberg</a>, Christopher Jones, vice president of research at New York's Regional Plan Association said,&nbsp;&ldquo;People were expecting financial companies to be a sub...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128709319/active-design-movement-wants-to-trick-you-into-taking-the-stairs "Active design" movement wants to trick you into taking the stairs Nicholas Korody 2015-06-03T12:42:00-04:00 >2015-06-08T11:16:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fn/fnp83ybxi4x9it7z.jpg" width="514" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As we move through our cities each day, we make dozens of small decisions, based on dozens of small reasons. [...] The choices we make while navigating cities are influenced by subconscious factors that planners, architects and designers are beginning to mine and leverage. Some are wielding that insider knowledge to create places that will play mind tricks &mdash; to get us to make healthier decisions.</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/128556609/the-golden-ratio-relevant-or-not The Golden Ratio: Relevant or not? Justine Testado 2015-06-01T13:05:00-04:00 >2015-06-11T11:22:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l7/l7qoi0mf1qipqquu.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's bullshit. The golden ratio's aesthetic bona fides are an urban legend, a myth, a design unicorn. Many designers don't use it, and if they do, they vastly discount its importance. There's also no science to really back it up. Those who believe the golden ratio is the hidden math behind beauty are falling for a 150-year-old scam.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Do designers ever follow the Golden Ratio? Is it even relevant in architecture? FastCo.Design writer John Brownlee voices his perspective on the old myth.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128549371/what-separates-actual-innovators-from-those-who-just-talk-about-it What Separates Actual Innovators From Those Who Just Talk About It? Donna Sink 2015-06-01T11:21:00-04:00 >2015-06-02T23:38:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e8/e8d45wq8a47y1lb7.jpg" width="300" height="225" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"...we&rsquo;re losing focus on the how and why of innovation. We throw the word around so casually that it&rsquo;s starting to become synonymous with the idea itself. But let&rsquo;s be clear: An idea is not innovation. Innovation is about matching need with execution. It&rsquo;s about changing the conversation and following through."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Chief Innovator at PUP, Michael Bricker, pens a brief article on the need for stamina in the design field. &nbsp;</p><p>I and others have often argued here that "design" doesn't end after the initial concept sketch, that in fact this is where design begins: in the wrestling of the idea into reality and the multiple thousands of decisions that have to be made along the way.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128272541/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-working-spaces-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Working Spaces" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-05-29T14:07:00-04:00 >2015-06-04T21:31:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ak/ak4ze2i9hmk3ekc7.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding 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 <strong>brand new</strong> board <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/working-spaces/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Working Spaces</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x9/x9zyesjwekytuhin.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/56904349/weleda/109638713" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Weleda</a> in Irvington, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/56904349/specht-harpman" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Specht Harpman</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h5/h53tdd8ho1k458b8.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/2495295/mna-office-and-design-studio/48466443" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MNA Office and Design Studio</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/mnarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MNA</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4p/4pcne02970xp9yqb.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/bdphoto/project/kaust-offices-by-studios-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KAUST Offices</a> in Arlington, VA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/2953/studios-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">STUDIOS Architecture</a>; Photo: <a href="http://archinect.com/bdphoto" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bilyana Dimitrova Photography</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/77/77hhsm972jnwlyqj.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/2495318/shopbop/69322972" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shopbop</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/SHoP" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SHoP Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7u/7u0d48xbb44yyu6o.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/50626791/archohm-studio/50642406" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archohm Studio</a> in New Delhi, India by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/50626791/archohm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archohm</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5h/5hh02vttl6bk5jdt.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/studiohillier/project/urban-trifecta" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban Trifecta</a> in Princeton, NJ by <a href="http://archinect.com/studiohillier" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Hillier</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/16/16j7h9x48mdlxxtr.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/17874107/strawberry-frog/125912841" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Strawberry Frog</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/17874107/matiz-architecture-and-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Matiz Architecture and Design</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jg/jgwecn6jbeqg6s7d.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/23094/qualm-hq/60832853" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Qualm HQ</a> in Rozenburg, the Netherlands by <a href="http://archinect.com/sputnik" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sputnik Architecture Urbanism Research</a>; Photo: Ren&eacute; de Wit</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jh/jhreinu2dlimhq99.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/softlab/project/blue-marlin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blue Marlin</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/softlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOFTlab</a>; Photo: Alan Tansey</p><p>(Cover pic: <a href="http://archinect.com/i29ia/project/office-04-tribal-ddb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">office 04 / Tribal DDB</a> in Amsterdam, the Net...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128328716/feast-your-eyes-on-do-ho-suh-s-immersive-home-installations-in-this-short-film Feast your eyes on Do Ho Suh's immersive home installations in this short film Justine Testado 2015-05-29T14:05:00-04:00 >2015-06-04T21:40:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qd/qdphws3py6kbrps4.jpg" width="514" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Seoul-based cinematographer and photographer <a href="http://www.nilsclauss.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nils Clauss</a> put together a new film highlighting the works of esteemed sculptor and installation artist <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Do-ho_Suh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Do Ho Suh</a>. Suh's site-specific pieces play with the boundaries of identity and revolve around the physical and metaphorical malleability of space, whether that's captivating viewers into monochromatic structures made of thin translucent fabrics or putting them on edge with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/50597891/san-diego-artwork-displays-cottage-hanging-off-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">houses teetering off the roof</a> of a building.</p><p>Clauss' mini film highlights Suh's "Perfect Home" exhibition at the <a href="http://www.kanazawa21.jp/en/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art</a> in Kanazawa, Japan from 2012-2013.</p><p>Spare a few minutes and check out the video below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128171989/the-real-life-architecture-of-ex-machina The real-life architecture of "Ex Machina" Julia Ingalls 2015-05-28T10:29:00-04:00 >2015-06-02T08:26:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uh/uhl35yvotqhjeewp.jpg" width="514" height="768" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Whether you think Alex Garland's film "Ex Machina" is a mind-bending classic or a future camp hit (the Dancing Scene, anybody?), one thing is certain: the architecture of the real-life Hotel Juvet is stunning. Designed by <a href="http://www.jsa.no" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jensen &amp; Skovdin Architects</a>, the hotel is located in northwestern <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/342/norway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norway</a> near the town of Andalsnes in a place known as Valldal.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wf/wfix6nz6jts8z99a.jpg"></p><p>The Hotel Juvet has been designed to feature the splendor of the neighboring mountains and rushing river: each of the distinctive nine rooms features at least two walls made entirely of <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/glass/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">glass</a> to give the best possible views. Additionally, no one room looks into another, creating a sense of privacy while immersing guests in nature.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c3/c3jjatrm26xvgpq2.jpg"></p><p>The officially branded "<a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/72627556/landscape-architecture-vs-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">landscape</a> hotel" was designed and built in two principal stages: seven rooms and a spa building were erected in 2010, while an additional two rooms were added by 2013. The plan, which allows a total of up to 28 rooms to be built, was created with sustainability in mind. Conservation author...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128094050/starchitect-rafael-vinoly-to-design-a-10-story-meatpacking-district-building Starchitect Rafael Vinoly to Design a 10-Story Meatpacking District Building Alyssa Alimurung 2015-05-26T13:18:00-04:00 >2015-06-01T22:32:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kt/ktwwsid6yoz72j0i.jpg" width="514" height="336" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Look out&mdash;not up&mdash;because there&rsquo;s a new low-rise Rafael Vinoly-designed building coming our way. The architect mastermind behind the city&rsquo;s tallest residential tower, 432 Park Avenue, has just been chosen to to design a comparatively demure ten-story office-and-retail building in the Meatpacking District, reports The Real Deal. The new addition is being developed by Vornado Realty Trust and Aurora Capital Associates and is located on the former site of Prince Lumber at 61 Ninth Avenue.</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/127715909/landmarked-four-seasons-restaurant-must-not-be-changed-nyc-landmarks-commission-rules Landmarked Four Seasons restaurant must not be changed, NYC landmarks commission rules Alexander Walter 2015-05-21T15:25:00-04:00 >2015-05-22T17:59:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/po/pomcx7r27oq2uzqf.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The interior of the Four Seasons restaurant, a vision of Modernist elegance with its French walnut paneling and white marble pool of bubbling water, should not be changed, New York City&rsquo;s Landmarks Preservation Commission decided [...]. The decision was a setback to Aby J. Rosen, the owner of the Seagram Building, which is home to the restaurant. Mr. Rosen had proposed what he characterized as minor changes to the interior that was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson in 1958.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Phyllis Lambert &mdash;&nbsp;part of the group of architects passionately opposing Rosen's revamp plans and personally interwoven with the history of the Seagram Building like no one else &mdash;&nbsp;penned this Op-Ed in the <em>New York Time</em>s last week: <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/16/opinion/save-new-yorks-four-seasons.html?_r=0" target="_blank">Save New York's Four Seasons</a>.</p>