Archinect - News 2017-04-28T04:24:23-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150004948/mit-and-steelcase-reveal-a-new-process-of-3d-printing MIT and Steelcase reveal a new process of 3D printing Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-04-27T18:04:00-04:00 >2017-04-28T00:02:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0s/0s3y9vs2xltyjj3m.jpg" width="650" height="348" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Steelcase, one of the largest office furniture firms in the world, has partnered with MIT to create a new form of 3D printing that it believes could potentially change the way that furniture is designed and created.</p></em><br /><br /><p>From hearts to pizza, many industries have been eager to investigate the potential usages of 3D printing since the technology first became an obsession. In the realm of architecture, companies have experimented with everything from <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149995791/in-24-hours-get-a-3d-printed-house-that-will-last-175-years" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3D printed homes</a> to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129807944/amsterdam-could-get-a-new-3d-printed-bridge-built-by-robots" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">bridges</a>. However, the limitations &ndash; mainly that the process is too slow, difficult for large-scale adaptation, and the materials are of low quality &ndash; have kept the technology from being used on a commercial level.</p><p>Here to change that is MIT and furniture-giant, Steelcase, whom have teamed up to work on a new process of 3D printing that solves many of these issues. The innovation is Rapid Liquid Printing, in which a giant tub of goo is injected with a material (hard plastics or flexible rubbers) in continuous streams to form the shape of the desired object. Printing inside a gel allows the designer to draw in 3D space without the limitations of gravity. Additionally, the two-part mixing process chemically cures the material allowing the ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004888/rejecting-modernist-master-planning-notions-mad-s-milan-master-plan-repurposes-dilapidated-rail-yards-by-symbiosis Rejecting modernist master planning notions, MAD's Milan master plan repurposes dilapidated rail yards by symbiosis Julia Ingalls 2017-04-27T14:02:00-04:00 >2017-04-27T14:02:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uq/uqloz1u3cgshdh9c.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Repurposing and renovation have gained greater appeal in the years since the overwhelming success of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/145736562/liz-diller-gets-high-discussing-the-high-line-s-development-with-christopher-hawthorne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The High Line</a>, extending to a variety of applications and structures. At the recent Milan Design Week, MAD took this to a new level by showcasing their proposal for a new masterplan of Milan, which transforms dilapidated rail yards into a series of thriving new city districts, or micro-systems.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pb/pbjne28qxi2qt0ag.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5h/5hykl1i9b5tk7b0w.jpg"></p><p>According to MAD, these spatial districts, termed&nbsp;&ldquo;City of Connections,&rdquo; &ldquo;City of Green,&rdquo; &ldquo;City of Living,&rdquo; &ldquo;City of Culture,&rdquo; and &ldquo;City of Resources" each address "a vernacular development typical of Italian cities, where various typological elements and scales are overlapped into dense systems of relations. Designing first at the human scale within recognizable landmarks, the broader urban scale is connected to smaller ones through the interjection of topographic landscapes, serving to unify the continually changing relations of the pedestrian, city, and nature. Each of the yards, following t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004767/announcing-the-2017-winners-of-the-architectural-league-prize-for-young-architects-designers Announcing the 2017 winners of the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers! Justine Testado 2017-04-26T14:51:00-04:00 >2017-04-26T14:55:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l9/l95crkksqdcraxia.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Six talented winners were revealed today for the 2017 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers. Established in 1981 by the <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/53068420/the-architectural-league-of-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League of New York</a>, the Prize carries a legacy in that many now-well-known architects received the award at the start of their careers, like <a href="http://archinect.com/stevenholl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1492/twbta-tod-williams-billie-tsien" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Billie Tsien</a>, Stan Allen,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/26550/heneghan-peng-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shih-Fu Peng &amp; Roisin Heneghan</a>, J. Meejin Yoon, James Slade &amp; Minsuk Cho, and several more.</p><p>Open to North America-based designers who are no more than 10 years out of school, the juried portfolio competition had &ldquo;Support&rdquo; as its 2017 theme. Support &ldquo;identified a present situation in which precarious forms and precarious social arrangements exist side by side. How does one clarify the modes of support in architecture today when the discipline&rsquo;s role is obscured by a tangled network in which exchanges between built form and various systems of framing, assistance, and reinforcement are constantly in flux?&rdquo;</p><p>Here are the winners!</p><p><strong><a href="http://archleague.org/2017/03/molly-hunker-and-greg-corso/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Greg Corso and Molly Hunker - S...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004572/will-luxury-apartment-owners-shut-down-the-tate-s-viewing-platform Will luxury apartment owners shut down the Tate's viewing platform? Julia Ingalls 2017-04-25T13:55:00-04:00 >2017-04-25T13:57:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/37/37jl60ykda6piaca.jpg" width="600" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Good walls make good neighbours &ndash; but not, it seems, when they are made entirely of glass. Five residents of the multi-million-pound Neo Bankside towers, which loom behind Tate Modern like a crystalline bar chart of inflated land values, have filed a legal claim against the museum to have part of its viewing platform shut down. They claim that its 10th-floor public terrace has put their homes into a state of &ldquo;near constant surveillance&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In an apparent case of art interfering with life, the owners of the apartments next to the Tate Modern's viewing platform are trying to legally erect some kind of visual barrier between them and the visitors of the museum (although the exotic technology of curtains has apparently not yet made it to the U.K.). This attempt at transforming the viewing platform into just a platform is raising ire for several good reasons, chiefly because it places the comfort of a few above the aesthetic pleasure of potentially millions. On the plus side, it has also caused Oliver Wainwright to write a highly enjoyable piece delving into barely restrained class tension and London's swollen luxury real estate market.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004552/aia-awards-100-000-to-five-intriguing-upjohn-research-initiative-projects AIA awards $100,000 to five intriguing Upjohn Research Initiative projects Julia Ingalls 2017-04-25T12:46:00-04:00 >2017-04-25T13:12:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m6/m6ddysae2r1pn1ln.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From a Circadian Daylight Metric and Design Assist Tool to Trashwalls, the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.aia.org/press-releases/80866-aia-selects-2016-upjohn-research-initiative-" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA has announced the five projects it has selected for its 10th annual Upjohn Research Initiative grants</a>, and they're all fairly promising. Speaking broadly, the projects each propose investigating a particular aspect of the built environment in an effort to try and improve the quality of life of that structure's likely daily inhabitants. For example, the Trashwalls from a team of researchers from Washington State University are "fabricated using materials harvested from the local solid waste stream, are designed to reduce heat loss from rented apartments, improve the comfort of those spaces during hot or cold weather, and save renters money on their utility bills, while reducing pollution. The purpose of this project is to design, construct, and examine prototypes of interior insulating walls that are attractive, have an R-value&nbsp;of R-10 (US) or greater, cost less than ten cents per square foot, are built fr...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004022/first-look-at-domino-sugar-factory-s-11-acre-park-and-waterfront-esplanade First look at Domino Sugar Factory’s 11-acre park and waterfront esplanade Dana Schulz 2017-04-20T18:17:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T20:38:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mt/mtp7cetjoejeud5m.jpg" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>James Corner Field Operations will preserve 21 Raw Sugar Warehouse columns, nearly 600 feet of crane tracks, and 30 industrial artifacts, including 36-foot-tall syrup tanks that were used in the refining process, mooring bollards, and bucket elevators&ndash;not dissimilar from their efforts at the High Line.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4i/4ia02fmyq726wpno.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7a/7ae9tg8gyghfakxa.jpg"></p><p>Two Trees Management has revealed new details and renderings of the 11-acre park that will anchor their Williamsburg mega-development at the Domino Sugar Factory site. Domino Park, which will open in the summer of 2018, will have a new waterfront esplanade, six acres of parkland, and a wealth of preserved artifact.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003965/david-adjaye-named-one-of-time-s-100-most-influential-people David Adjaye named one of Time's "100 Most Influential People" Julia Ingalls 2017-04-20T14:04:00-04:00 >2017-04-25T20:38:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7x/7x150pxpqz78lydh.jpg" width="650" height="454" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Every architect has to contend with gravity&mdash;but when David designed the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the challenges of that elemental force went far beyond the ordinary. How can a design acknowledge, and embody, the weight of this monumental history and yet transcend it right before your eyes?</p></em><br /><br /><p>It feels like this is going to be yet another great year for David Adjaye. The architect, who back in January became Sir David Adjaye after receiving the&nbsp;Knights Bachelor award from the Queen of England, is the only architect on this year's "100 Most Influential People" list (a distinction previously held by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a> in 2016).&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003944/touring-danish-playground-emphasizes-multi-faceted-nature-of-play-with-modular-elements-a-smoke-machine Touring Danish playground emphasizes multi-faceted nature of play with modular elements + a smoke machine Julia Ingalls 2017-04-20T13:06:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T13:06:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z5/z5d50l04kih6628k.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In addition to conceptually representing the inherent creativity of play, this&nbsp;touring modular playground made up of 35 white cubes mounted on safety rubber&nbsp;also features inlaid LEDs and a smoke machine, making it ridiculously cool for its target demographic.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0v/0vx66brkmcwz3a4f.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m3/m36u4se2qixinfoy.jpg"></p><p>As Stephan Gustin, one of the designers behind architecture firm Gustin Landscape's playground explains, "Kids are like grown-ups &ndash; we are all different, and since the &lsquo;classic&rsquo; playground design only considers&nbsp;physical play, it is this variation in personality that is a high priority for My Playground.&nbsp;We created a set of &lsquo;building blocks&rsquo; that can be configured in several ways to fit different places. We created these white cubes with&nbsp;refined decorations that have the feeling of a 'non-specific' landscape, meaning that you can create your own story, your own drama and your own fantasy. The cubes will then transform and blend into different environments. This could not happen if it looked&nbsp;like a giant ladybug - or classic swing...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003938/an-exquisite-drone-tour-over-apple-s-new-campus-reveals-the-pond-furniture-a-new-theater An exquisite drone tour over Apple's new campus reveals the pond, furniture, + a new theater Julia Ingalls 2017-04-20T12:35:00-04:00 >2017-04-21T18:28:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/55/55wa7asskq2yjcg5.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Like a miniature perfectionist city, the new Apple campus in Cupertino is made up of several different buildings: there's the familiar Norman Foster-designed "spaceship," as well as a massive parking garage that features gleaming solar panels atop the roof.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zj/zjjnjhcnf9tctvpn.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x3/x3q4kqf1c346yb49.jpg"></p><p>This drone video reveals that very little of the landscaping has come in yet--a few trees, in their boxy planters, hang out outside the main building, and only a few plants have been installed in the equipment-strewn courtyard--but it offers an excellent tour of the Steve Jobs Theatre which is slated to open this summer:&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003935/gateways-to-chinatown-initiative-accepting-proposals-for-a-new-landmark-at-nyc-s-canal-street-triangle “Gateways to Chinatown” initiative accepting proposals for a new landmark at NYC's Canal Street Triangle Justine Testado 2017-04-20T12:34:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T12:35:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b6/b65n4u9l91iduark.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;Gateways to Chinatown&rdquo; is a newly launched initiative seeking design proposals for a new neighborhood landmark at New York City's Canal Street Triangle, between bustling Chinatown and the southern entrance to Little Italy&rsquo;s Mott Street. The&nbsp;NYC Department of Transportation, the Chinatown Partnership, and <a href="http://archinect.com/van_alen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Van Alen Institute</a> are inviting design teams everywhere to submit their most innovative proposals for the new landmark and public space.</p><p>Initiated by the Chinatown Partnership, the project responds to decades of neighborhood advocacy and planning and a widespread desire for an iconic district marker along one of NYC's busiest thoroughfares.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u9/u97nj79f3mzivuvq.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cm/cmojl8ic76k6xf65.jpg"><br><em>Views of the Canal Street Triangle.&nbsp;Photo credit: Sigurjon Gudjonsson, NYC DOT.</em></p><p>In August 2016, the three organizations hosted&nbsp;<a href="https://www.vanalen.org/events/gateways-to-chinatown-workshop/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a public forum</a> to allow community members and stakeholders to share their opinions for a suitable district landmark. Following the forum, NYC DOT Street Ambassadors reached out to residents and visitors on-site to gather ad...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003772/first-look-studio-gang-s-hive-installation-at-the-national-building-museum-this-summer First look: Studio Gang's “Hive” installation at the National Building Museum this summer Justine Testado 2017-04-19T13:38:00-04:00 >2017-04-19T13:38:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jn/jn8hw7bjl6vizp2q.jpg" width="650" height="842" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The National Building Museum in Washington D.C. revealed the renderings of <a href="http://archinect.com/studiogang" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Gang</a>'s upcoming&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149971071/national-building-museum-selects-studio-gang-to-design-2017-summer-block-party-installation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2017 Summer Block Party&nbsp;installation</a> called the &ldquo;Hive&rdquo;, which is the firm's latest collaboration with the Museum.</p><p>Located in the Great Hall, the Hive will be made entirely of over 2,700 wound paper tubes whose heights will range from several inches to 10 feet tall. The tubes will be&nbsp;interlocked to create three interconnected, domed chambers, with the tallest dome reaching 60 feet high and featuring a 10-foot-diameter oculus. Every tube will have a reflective silver exterior and a vibrant magenta interior to create what seems like will be a dazzling environment.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zt/ztiymiocd3kzoetr.jpg"><br><em>Image &copy; Studio Gang.</em></p><p>People can gather at the larger main chamber for the Museum's summer events, or they can hang out in the smaller, intimate chambers where they can also play with tubular instruments like drums and suspended chimes. Each chamber will have unique acoustic properties to affect the instruments' tones and reverberati...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003769/you-can-now-buy-the-iconic-eames-lounge-chair-and-ottoman-at-costco You can now buy the iconic Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman at CostCo Nicholas Korody 2017-04-19T12:29:00-04:00 >2017-04-19T12:29:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s1/s1fmvuyht51vig8n.jpg" width="650" height="410" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It&rsquo;s one of the most iconic pieces of mid-century modern architecture &mdash; and you can get it now at <a href="https://www.costco.com/Eames-MCL-Full-Grain-Leather-Lounge-Chair-and-Ottoman-by-Herman-Miller.product.100302165.html?catalogId=10701&amp;langId=-1&amp;storeId=10301&amp;krypto=mT8d7XFFJq%2F2GbRg4r9k3B9VFNDIaLykk7UlAVO%2FOyFZZt1d7UIzvlc9sFntDDMWpyjcVhPa28Lq%0A%2FuPGZ4Rg%2BfUmJRihYFrcM99yVGL8QPO4fwfEXSNFXIInf9kmHJ2o7jE6eaosm1YcLGFwwWJIl%2BUK%0AFoqPp6fAfKLFS3PzFNs%2BkMaqD7NkL6mw%2FMQV%2FGH9" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CostCo</a> (provided you&rsquo;re a member).&nbsp;</p><p>Designed by the famous duo themselves, the Herman Miller Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman is made with a seven-layer walnut plywood veneer frame and removable leather cushions. They live in museums as well as many a stylish home.&nbsp;</p><p>For just $3,899.99 you can get one yourself (with free shipping!). That might seem steep, but it&rsquo;s a solid $1,407 less than you&rsquo;d get if you bought directly from Herman Miller.</p><p>CostCo might not be the most swank retailer, but they're actually a pretty fitting purveyor of the chair. After all, the Eames strived to make good design affordable to everyone.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003492/the-best-uk-and-international-architects-and-researchers-gather-for-vision-2017 The best UK and international architects and researchers gather for Vision 2017 Sponsor 2017-04-19T04:00:00-04:00 >2017-04-18T13:14:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/51/516fce89bifbneuv.jpg" width="650" height="460" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.visionlondon.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/71/71e661hbqtc76c68.png"></a><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.visionlondon.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vision 2017</a>.</strong></em><p>Aimed at architects, designers, specifiers and their clients, Vision 2017 provides an international focus for innovative products and building solutions, bringing together some of the best designs and leading figures from across Western Europe. &nbsp;Across two days in June, the CPD-certified show will host the best and brightest from established practices and start-ups, with new ideas and technological innovation at the heart of the event.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/54/54cao55nxpjpat9t.jpg"><br><em>Vision 2017 Speaker Studio Saxe Canopia</em></p><p>All the talks and presentations at Vision will take place under the umbrella topics: Materials Innovations, Technological Insight and Architectural &amp; Design Evolution. This framework will help delegates rethink the built environment and the manner in which we can shape places and spaces. Speakers have been sourced from the best practices in the country and around the world, both small and large. Caroline Bos of UNStudio will talk about their research into the circular eco...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003630/more-of-the-2017-american-architecture-award-winning-projects More of the 2017 American Architecture Award winning projects Justine Testado 2017-04-18T18:07:00-04:00 >2017-04-18T18:07:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n4/n4kbwtbd6bs7tlvv.jpg" width="650" height="398" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The American Architecture Awards has been America&rsquo;s highest public tribute for architecture since its inception in 1994. Co-organized by The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, the prize is presented to recently built top-notch projects in architecture, landscape, and planning that were either built in the U.S. or abroad by the country's leading designers and planners, like Steven Holl, Renzo Piano, and Olson Kundig, to name a few.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Over 130 projects around the world were awarded in multiple categories. Here are a few of them:</p><p><strong>&#8203;BENJAMIN P. GROGAN AND JERRY L. DOVE FEDERAL BUILDING</strong>, <strong>Miramar, Florida, 2014.</strong><br>Architect: Krueck + Sexton Architects&#8203;. Architect of Record: Gensler.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/hm/hm8kiapp7q1oi6d3.jpg"><em>Photographers: Nick Merrick/Hedrich Blessing&#8203;.</em></p><p><strong>MIRRORHOUSE, Beverly Hills, California, 2016.</strong><br>Architect: XTEN Architecture.&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/0m/0mrpiu3niaro3xlq.jpg"><br><em>Photographer: Art Gray</em></p><p><strong>PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM, Los Angeles, California, 2014.</strong><br>Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/3a/3am0l0u2okci094u.jpg"><em>Photographer: Raimund Koch.</em></p><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150002911/l-a-s-petersen-museum-receives-2017-american-architecture-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">L.A.'s Petersen Museum receives 2017 American Architecture Award</a></p><p><strong>MICHIGAN LAKE HOUSE, Leelanau County, Michigan, 2016. </strong>Architect: Desai Chia Architecture</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/vl/vlwviy2v2dzzgis9.jpg"><em>Photographer: Paul Warchol.</em></p><p><strong>SHINSEGAE INTERNATIONAL, Seoul, South Korea, 2015. </strong>Architect: Olson Kundig&#8232;&#8232;&#8232;.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/lm/lmikqkxuqnymsptj.jpg"><em>Photographers: Kevin Sco and Kyungsub Shin.</em></p><p>Find more of the winning projects <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5586/from-seoul-to-iowa-city-to-dubai-a-glimpse-of-the-2017-american-architecture-award-winning-projects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003547/so-called-parking-podiums-are-aesthetically-ruining-downtown-los-angeles So-called "parking podiums" are aesthetically ruining downtown Los Angeles Julia Ingalls 2017-04-18T13:58:00-04:00 >2017-04-18T19:53:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lt/ltxyqc06olrvbw49.jpg" width="650" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As L.A. pats itself on the back for its freshly angular skyline, a new architectural trend &mdash; enabled by another city ordinance &mdash; threatens to turn the beating heart of modern Los Angeles into a cold, lifeless and unwalkable place.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This excellent piece by the aptly named Steven Sharp delves into the uglification of downtown Los Angeles via the "parking podium," wherein large buildings dedicate their first few floors to a parking garage to meet code requirements for parking, thereby plunging the pedestrian realm back into an unwelcome "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122585949/the-days-of-infinite-thinking-what-city-of-quartz-means-for-los-angeles-25-years-later" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">City of Quartz</a>" vibe. Putting the parking in the first few floors is cheaper than digging underground or creating surface lots, but honestly: <em>ugh!&nbsp;</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003055/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-eating-drinking-spaces-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Eating & Drinking Spaces" Pinterest Board Archinect 2017-04-14T14:40:00-04:00 >2017-04-17T13:15:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lk/lkd1qxvc6e588u38.jpg" width="650" height="398" 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<em> <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/eating-drinking-spaces/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eating &amp; Drinking Spaces</a></em>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zs/zssglo1qkogbet7q.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/neriandhu/project/pollen-street-social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pollen Street Social</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/neriandhu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neri&amp;Hu Design and Research Office</a>; Photo: Pedro Pegenaute</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6t/6t7nabb8j71nz648.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/leckiestudio/project/small-victory-bread-coffee" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Small Victory Bread + Coffee</a> in Vancouver, BC by <a href="http://archinect.com/leckiestudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Leckie Studio Architecture + Design</a>; Photo: Ema Peter</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/if/ifz2vqvonsfxem5d.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/edgleydesign/project/pear-tree-house2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pear Tree House</a> in East Dulwich, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/edgleydesign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Edgley Design</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1f/1fteu03z01te2fvj.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/auarchitects/project/slot-house-london-w12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Slot House</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/auarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Au Architects</a>; Photo: David Butler Photography</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x9/x9ll899dsna93tkr.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/25989684/ozu/149957559" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OZU</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/25989684/aaron-neubert-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aaron Neubert Architects</a>; Photo: Alen Lin</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z4/z48fay1dpqzwwkxr.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/149998833/chantry-farm-barn/149998842" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chantry Farm Barn</a> in Denston, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/149998833/hudson-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hudson Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vp/vp3r8x2amrird5l2.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/mtarquitectos/project/casa-f12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Casa F12</a> in Mexico City by <a href="http://archinect.com/mtarquitectos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miguel de la Torre Arquitectos</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c2/c2eyl1l1e00tulsv.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/peek/project/the-strand-gatti-house-apartment-4" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Strand, Gatti House &ndash; Apartment 4</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/peek" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PEEK Architecture + Design</a>; Photo: Simon Max...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002916/big-olson-kundig-brooks-scarpa-among-aia-2017-housing-award-recipients BIG, Olson Kundig, Brooks + Scarpa among AIA 2017 Housing Award recipients Justine Testado 2017-04-13T18:01:00-04:00 >2017-04-13T18:02:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zq/zqi4eph5qv4sfjxk.jpg" width="650" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The AIA distinguishes new residential projects across the U.S. in their yearly Housing Awards. The competition recognizes single-family homes, multifamily residential structures, and specialized housing that exemplify high-quality housing design.</p><p>For 2017, the competition jury chose winning projects designed by firms like BIG, Olson Kundig, Marlon Blackwell Architects, Brooks + Scarpa, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and more, from Los Angeles to Omaha to Philadelphia. Winners were selected in four categories: One/Two Family Custom Housing, One/Two Family Production Housing, Multifamily Housing, and Special Housing.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>One/Two Family Custom Housing</strong><br><em>Recognizes outstanding designs for custom and remodeled homes for specific client(s).</em></p><p><strong><a href="http://www.aia.org/showcases/77391-blue-lake-retreat" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blue Lake Retreat; Marble Falls, Texas</a><br>Lake|Flato Architects&nbsp;</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/6t/6tr3xtme5f1b1ldt.jpg"><em>Photo: Andrew Pogue.</em></p><p><strong><a href="http://www.aia.org/showcases/78256-pennsylvania-farmhouse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pennsylvania Farmhouse; Lakewood, Pennsylvania</a><br>Cutler Anderson Architects&nbsp;</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/2b/2b5s8hl8bqio1txc.jpg"><em>Photo: David Sundberg.</em></p><p><strong><a href="http://www.aia.org/showcases/78151-the-graphic-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Graphic House; Fayetteville, Arkansas</a><br>Marlon Blackwell Architects&nbsp;</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ab/ab0r3wb7u8keicar.jpg"><em>Photo: Timothy Hursley.</em></p><p><strong><a href="http://www.aia.org/showcases/78226-los-altos-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">L...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002911/l-a-s-petersen-museum-receives-2017-american-architecture-award L.A.'s Petersen Museum receives 2017 American Architecture Award Julia Ingalls 2017-04-13T16:58:00-04:00 >2017-04-17T10:57:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/al/al5nvzjda83yqgmh.jpg" width="650" height="314" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Despite receiving <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/143075812/urban-blight-a-review-of-the-petersen-automotive-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a substantial drubbing from architectural critics</a>, the Petersen Museum has managed to garner a 2017 American Architecture Award from the Chicago Athanaeum Museum of Architecture and Design (among 78 other finalists).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ye/yeghvpa3gpstropg.jpg"></p><p>The award, which has been given out since 1994, recognized the new design of the museum for transforming "the Petersen building into one of the most significant and unforgettable structures in Los Angeles." The award panel went on to note that:</p><p><em>Unlike most museum renovations, which involve complete building teardown, this is a repositioning project. To use the metaphor of a car, if the existing building is a car&rsquo;s chassis, the design is the body. The bones of the structure remain, and the existing concrete portico on Wilshire is removed. The rooftop becomes converted into a party space which can be rented out. A corrugated aluminum rain screen outboard wraps around the building on each of the three street frontages, giving the museum an entirely new look...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002881/jose-oubrerie-s-legendary-and-innovative-miller-house-on-the-market-for-550k Jose Oubrerie's legendary and innovative Miller House on the market for $550K Julia Ingalls 2017-04-13T14:34:00-04:00 >2017-04-13T14:38:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r8/r802ljamoqcjlara.jpg" width="650" height="263" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>According to a listing on <a href="https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/832-Lochmere-Pl-Lexington-KY-40509/84437815_zpid/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zillow</a>, Jose Oubrerie's&nbsp;visually complex, materially innovative Miller House is now on the market for $550,000. Each room is a study in unusual and exactingly executed detail; cabinets transition seamlessly into L-shaped shelving, while doors become hosts for asymmetrically placed conduits latched with what appears to be matte-finished silver nickel. Vivid bursts of color abruptly appear among otherwise natural-toned wood, from an electric blue wall to a wild red kitchen cabinet.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1a/1alncr6gm1elif8y.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kz/kzltc5052gffx89h.jpg"></p><p>The effect is something akin to traveling through an architect's unbridled imagination; although the house does possess its own internal logic, the constant visual stimulus delivers perpetual surprise.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yy/yynosqndj7ns5eek.jpg"></p><p>The Zillow listing possess a link to a <a href="https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=7Jn6dSiMtvV&amp;mls=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3D photographic tour</a> of the house, which allows one to get a fuller sense of how the elements interlock, and just how dizzying it is to stride from one floor to another.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002867/remembering-the-holocaust-via-anish-kapoor-and-zaha-hadid-architects-memorial Remembering the Holocaust via Anish Kapoor and Zaha Hadid Architects' Memorial Julia Ingalls 2017-04-13T12:58:00-04:00 >2017-04-15T18:11:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0o/0oj0ed5uksf4v6t9.jpg" width="650" height="565" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In a week in which the White House Press Secretary stated that Hitler never gassed his own people, it's worth taking a moment to remember the Holocaust. In the U.K., the&nbsp;United Kingdom Holocaust Memorial Foundation and the British Government have enlisted some of the top design firms in the world, including Anish Kapoor and Zaha Hadid Architects,&nbsp;to design a Holocaust Memorial. Kapoor and ZHA's proposal, which places a purposefully awkwardly-sited bronze-cast meteorite partially below ground, is simultaneously disturbing and contemplative.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4s/4s9zj2n175r80n60.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/59/59og7fydi18w3pg2.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/45/45uzvvig1mn15p5b.jpg"></p><p>As the architects explain in their statement, "Meteorites, mountains and stones are often at the centre of places of reflection, especially in the Jewish tradition. They call on the vastness of nature to be a witness to our humanity. A memorial to the Holocaust must be contemplative and silent, such that it evokes our empathy. It must be a promise to future generations that this terrible chapter in human history can never occur again."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yy/yy4y7cegnnq50gne.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uq/uqqc2pqw2q9oil5z.jpg"></p><p>In the video ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002576/raic-distinguishes-montreal-s-biblioth-que-du-bois-with-2017-green-building-award RAIC distinguishes Montreal's Bibliothèque du Boisé with 2017 Green Building Award Justine Testado 2017-04-11T20:20:00-04:00 >2017-04-11T20:24:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p9/p9ua9msj313r5hs7.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Built to serve Saint-Laurent's diverse community in Montreal, the Biblioth&egrave;que du Bois&eacute; has collected another honorable accolade. Today, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada awarded the public library with its 2017 Green Building Award.&nbsp;The award will be presented during the RAIC/OAA Festival of Architecture in Ottawa on May 24 to 27.</p><p>After winning the City of Montreal's design competition, the Cardinal Hardy&nbsp;+&nbsp;Labont&eacute; Marcil +&nbsp;Eric Pelletier architecte consortium designed the&nbsp;6,000 square-meter LEED-Platinum library, which was inaugurated in 2013. (Eric Pelletier architecte and Cardinal Hardy merged with&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/26629205/lemay-associ-s-architecture-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lemay</a> in 2013 and 2014, respectively.)&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s8/s8j903ccn1kyae71.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m7/m71li1j4pjgu9v5p.jpg"><br><em>Photos &copy; Doublespace Photography</em></p><p>With ample natural lighting and warm touches of wood, the building&nbsp;comprises various cultural and community spaces: the library, administration, exhibit space,&nbsp;museum archives,&nbsp;meeting rooms, youth areas, and a cafe.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sa/sa1d5o5eh8v0opmd.jpg"><br><em>Photo &copy; Yien Chao.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2p/2pp4qi1z4eg1mn8i.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/w5/w5q9srq50t1b93z4.jpg"><br><em>Photos &copy; Doublespace Photography.</em></p><p>As for sustainability strategies, the bu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002391/jimenez-lai-named-as-one-of-the-2017-swarovski-designers-of-the-future-award Jimenez Lai named as one of the 2017 Swarovski Designers of the Future Award Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-04-11T14:34:00-04:00 >2017-04-14T10:16:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hk/hk5howfuo24twey0.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Perennial-favorite, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/126662/jimenez-lai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jimenez Lai</a>, has been named as one <a href="http://www.swarovskigroup.com/S/home/index.en.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swarovski</a>'s 2017 Designers of the Future. Along with the story-teller and founder of the firm&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/90423/bureau-spectacular-jimenez-lai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bureau Spectacular</a>, the crystal company has also knighted industrial-designer,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.marjanvanaubel.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marjan van Aubel</a>, and the "design do tank",&nbsp;<a href="http://www.taktproject.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Takt Project</a>. In conjunction with&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/36031/design-miami" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Miami</a>, the chosen designers will put&nbsp;forth innovative projects inspired by the transparent quartz Swarovski is famous for at this years event. While the winners will each create separate pieces, they will be exhibited as a single installation for Design Miami/Basel 2017.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/62/62rk56bf8e8zp4vf.jpg"></p><p>Marjan van Aubel is experimenting with solar technology to develop a series of living light objects and Trakt Project is collaborating with MICRON3DP to produce a series of tabletop objects that will be 3D printed with Swarovski crystals. Lai will produce a surface-based installation for the event while also responsible for creating the overall architectural character of the piece, designing a string of three ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002494/swimming-with-skyscrapers-watch-video-from-a-glass-bottomed-sky-pool Swimming with Skyscrapers: Watch video from a glass-bottomed sky pool Julia Ingalls 2017-04-11T13:29:00-04:00 >2017-04-11T13:45:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kb/kbswftzr1h8apfuy.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What's more relaxing than a glass-bottomed sky pool 42 stories above Houston? Well, pretty much every other thing in the known universe, which makes the existence of this Jackson + Ryan Architects-designed pool not only an eye-catching publicity stunt for the residential tower's developer, but a viral, stomach-clenching video that is now titilating news anchors over at <a href="http://www.cnn.com/videos/cnnmoney/2017/04/10/houston-rooftop-pool-city.hln" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CNN</a>. Here's the video, in full, as posted on the developer's Facebook page:</p><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002387/frank-gehry-to-design-new-krakow-academy-of-music-complex Frank Gehry to design new Krakow Academy of Music complex Justine Testado 2017-04-11T12:51:00-04:00 >2017-04-11T12:51:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4m/4mykzbea9lzny6ki.jpg" width="650" height="384" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Krakow Academy of Music recently announced <a href="http://archinect.com/gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry Partners</a> as the winner of a competition to design the school's new complex of educational facilities and main concert hall, which will be built on a former military site in the southern part of Krakow's Grzego&#769;rzki district.</p><p>When the Krakow Academy of Music, a Polish higher-ed institution, launched the two-stage competition last year, they sought a &ldquo;lively&rdquo; design that presented the most fitting architectural, functional, and acoustic solutions.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sp/spu3iqmmighk1feu.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zw/zw0zu0lvatxmtjtx.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4m/4mykzbea9lzny6ki.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xp/xpbo7hbiewv4h5in.jpg"><br><em>Images via afasiaarchzine.com.</em></p><p>The initial renderings depict a campus of silver cubic buildings with slightly skewed edges, and it looks pretty typical of the Gehry brand to anyone already familiar with his work. In explaining their decision, the jury noted how the winning proposal has &ldquo;good integration&rdquo; with the site and realizes its full potential, allowing room for future developments. &ldquo;The composition of the designed buildings of the Academy is created with a complex of pavilions respectf...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002204/prewar-is-so-last-year Prewar Is So Last Year Nam Henderson 2017-04-10T16:12:00-04:00 >2017-04-13T23:05:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/um/umb6rexwccbnof67.jpg" width="650" height="427" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Moldings, profiles, traditional cabinets &mdash; they&rsquo;re not really interested in that. They&rsquo;re really interested in something more modern and definitely more linear....Of course, paring down with such attention to detail comes at a price. Where baseboards and moldings can be used to hide uneven edges, the cleaner lines favored by millennials require more precision....Yet dramatically altering the DNA of a prewar apartment could harm its resale value</p></em><br /><br /><p>Jill Krasny highlights a growing trend among younger, buyers. They may prefer older, prewar apartments to newer, cookie cutter options, yet aren't necessarily interested in the traditional finishes and historical details. Rather they are more interested in clean lines, "gap reveal" and&nbsp;open, modern spaces.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001996/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-architect-sure-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Architect Sure!" Pinterest Board Archinect 2017-04-07T15:19:00-04:00 >2017-04-07T15:21:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8p/8pw5klc1err28ai2.jpg" width="650" height="808" 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/architect-sure/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Architect Sure!</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lt/ltuuiqsuls2l6a3l.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/openarch/project/tsinghua-ocean-center5" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tsinghua Ocean Center</a> in Shenzhen, China by <a href="http://archinect.com/openarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OPEN Architecture</a>; Photo: Zhang Chao</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yz/yz5m47ungfwfujxq.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/3360816/7-bryant-park/149999073" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">7 Bryant Park</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/3360816/pei-cobb-freed-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pei Cobb Freed &amp; Partners</a>; Photo: Albert Vecerka/ESTO</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qy/qy2c37ssdvnlcrry.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/piercyandcompany/project/turnmill" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turnmill</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/piercyandcompany" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Piercy&amp;Company</a>; Photo: Hufton+Crow</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xu/xuenyy2gm4qqh9qy.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/waechter_architecture/project/sawtooth" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sawtooth</a> in Lake Oswego, OR by <a href="http://archinect.com/waechter_architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Waechter Architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6v/6vd9cyrr3zzltse8.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/rmjm/project/varyap-meridian" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Varyap Meridian</a> in Istanbul, Turkey by <a href="http://archinect.com/rmjm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RMJM</a>; Photo: MNUR</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0j/0jyci8s9mflhg105.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/limelightatelier/project/house-x" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House X</a> in Singapore by Redbean Architects; Lighting Design Consultants: <a href="http://archinect.com/limelightatelier" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Limelight atelier</a>; Photo: Beton Brut</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0s/0s5w1zgsxj540grh.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/mecanoo/project/keukenhof" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Keukenhof</a> in Lisse, the Netherlands by <a href="http://archinect.com/mecanoo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mecanoo</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2g/2gayd99s57bo4dyi.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/WhiteArkitekterCopenhagen/project/royal-pavilion-southend-on-sea" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Royal Pavilion</a> in Southend-on-Sea, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/WhiteArkitekterCopenhagen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">White Arkitekter A/S</a>; Photo: Luke Hayes</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2h/2hyi4oznpx09h4jw.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/shift/project/cmy-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CMY pavilion</a> in Groningen, the Netherl...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001972/ennead-architects-envision-the-charging-towers-of-the-near-electric-car-future Ennead Architects envision the "Charging Towers" of the near, electric-car future Nicholas Korody 2017-04-07T12:15:00-04:00 >2017-04-07T12:16:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s0/s056b2zlg4jtbwk3.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If electric cars are the future, what will be the future the gas stations? Charging stations, of course&mdash;but what would they look like? The New York-based firm Ennead Architects has proposed a &ldquo;charging tower&rdquo; for an undisclosed client in Shanghai.&nbsp;</p><p>Inspired by Tesla charging stations (the renderings feature Model S cars), their &ldquo;Charging Towers&rdquo; are designed to work in small, pedestrian-oriented urban environments. In order to maximize the number of cars charging at once, the Tower makes use of existing stack-parking technology. In short, the ground level would feature &ldquo;super charge&rdquo; stations while the top would allow for a slower charge that doubles as a parking space.<br>&nbsp;<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vu/vuudyqxobrgu0br1.jpg">To make the things pretty, the towers are clad in a reflective, perforated metal envelope &ldquo;recalling the chrome-filled aesthetic history of the automobile and creating a beacon for those searching for parking and car charging,&rdquo; according to the the architects.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://electrek.co/2017/04/05/electric-vehicles-cities-charging-tower/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">H/T Electrek</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/52/528r5te8g521ogvg.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ph/phlri3e14ybjwhwe.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s9/s96uexnle92aqzc4.jpg"></p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/150001771/the-steven-myron-holl-foundation-announces-a-new-summer-architecture-fellowship-in-rhinebeck-new-york The Steven Myron Holl Foundation announces a new summer architecture fellowship in Rhinebeck, New York Nicholas Korody 2017-04-06T17:47:00-04:00 >2017-04-11T13:35:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x4/x41qgr8luxefn818.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The core aim of &rsquo;T&rsquo; Space, a nonprofit initiative of the Steven Myron Holl Foundation, is &ldquo;the fusion of art, poetry, music, and architecture.&rdquo; To that end, they have started a new architecture fellowship. Over the course of a 25 day intensive studio program, selected applicants will live at the &ldquo;Fellow&rsquo;s Cabin&rdquo; on the 30-acre T2 Reserve in Rhinebeck, New York.</p><p>Residents are expected to work site-specifically in the Dutchess County area. Both analog and digital media tools are encouraged. The program includes design critiques, pin ups and conversations with instructors including Steven Holl.</p><p>In total, 5 undergraduate, graduate and young professionals will be selected by a panel to participate. Download the application <a href="http://tspacerhinebeck.org/tours-workshops/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> and submit by June 1.</p><p>For more information, you may direct any questions to Christine Ma, <a href="mailto:christine@smhfoundation.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">christine@smhfoundation.org</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001752/comedy-meets-architecture-as-michael-ian-black-chats-with-deborah-berke Comedy meets architecture as Michael Ian Black chats with Deborah Berke Julia Ingalls 2017-04-06T12:18:00-04:00 >2017-04-06T12:21:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uz/uzg0x4bc6ikth1k4.jpg" width="650" height="311" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Although certain architects have attempted&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149997795/sadar-vuga-declare-humor-is-a-rare-quality-in-architecture-in-a-new-documentary-on-the-influential-slovenian-firm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">to inject humor into the profession</a>, architecture is generally not known for its slapstick and wry timing, which makes the pairing of interviewer Michael Ian Black (formerly of classic comedy show <em>The State</em>) and <a href="http://archinect.com/yale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yale</a> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149958873/deborah-berke-shares-her-vision-as-incoming-dean-at-the-yale-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dean of Architecture Deborah Berke</a> just...unusual, but great. You can listen to their talk about the role of architecture in everyday life&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/prx/how-to-be-amazing-with-michael-ian-black/e/53-deborah-berke-49443280" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>While you're at it, take a listen to Archinect's podcast conversation with Deborah Berke...</p><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001596/2017-curry-stone-design-prize-announces-social-design-circle-members-for-april 2017 Curry Stone Design Prize announces Social Design Circle members for April Justine Testado 2017-04-05T20:22:00-04:00 >2017-04-05T20:22:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6l/6lv3p2gn58bj5oqc.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>April is already here, and the Curry Stone Design Prize just announced seven new members for the Social Design Circle. Instead of announcing only one winner for the 2017 Curry Stone Design Prize, the Social Design Circle was created to honor a total of 100 individual designers and practices across the globe whose work is dedicated to addressing an array of social issues in their local communities and cities.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Based on the Social Design Circle monthly question &ldquo;Can Design Prevent Disaster?&rdquo;, the seven designers who were selected to join the Circle include Denver-based Build Change, the Mississippi State University's&nbsp;Gulf Coast Community Design Studio, and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940040/yasmeen-lari-pakistan-s-first-woman-architect-we-need-to-democratize-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yasmeen Lari's Heritage Foundation of Pakistan</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>See the rest of this month's honorees <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5557/seven-members-join-curry-stone-social-design-circle-for-april" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>. In case you missed them, you can find March and February's members linked below.</p>