Archinect - News 2014-10-20T17:17:38-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/111708964/james-corner-field-operations-will-design-a-new-waterfront-park-in-brooklyn James Corner Field Operations Will Design a New Waterfront Park in Brooklyn Diane Pham 2014-10-20T14:43:00-04:00 >2014-10-20T14:43:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n9/n9jxnrr6eng1l2sz.jpg" width="514" height="242" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Renderings for the waterfront park to be built alongside the massive housing development Greenpoint Landing have been released. Flooding from Hurricane Sandy ravaged the area only a few years back, so it comes as no surprise that locals were concerned with how developers would protect the area from future storms. James Corner Field Operations was chosen to address the problem, and the result is a resilient design that manages to enhance the structural integrity and aesthetic appeal of the existing riverfront.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111679285/end-of-weird-architecture-in-china End of weird architecture in China? Orhan Ayyüce 2014-10-20T11:44:00-04:00 >2014-10-20T14:55:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mo/moip4wwgkddu95py.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Art should serve the people, Xi Jinping says, and China's weird and wonderful buildings - including a mobile phone building, an excessivley blinged-up hotel, and a penis tower - are evidently not good examples of "morally inspiring art". Duh.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Is it possible&nbsp;Xi Jinping is using a diplomatic language to break loose from imported architecture? The so called elite star architecture now going to have third tier copies? Don't forget the elite post modernism was finally trickled down to strip mall architecture finally in early 90's.&nbsp;</p><p>This whole thing started with this link I got from my friend and continued with a conversation below.</p><p><a href="http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fshanghaiist.com%2F2014%2F10%2F18%2Feliminate_all_weird_architecture_in.php&amp;h=kAQFonHo0&amp;s=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="https://fbexternal-a.akamaihd.net/safe_image.php?d=AQANV_rkGA-6x1aX&amp;w=158&amp;h=158&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fshanghaiist.com%2Fassets_c%2F2014%2F10%2Fweird-building-china-1-thumb-640xauto-864354.jpg"></a></p><p><a href="http://shanghaiist.com/2014/10/18/eliminate_all_weird_architecture_in.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eliminate all weird architecture in China, Xi Jinping declares</a></p><p><strong><a href="http://www.tectonicus.com/about/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ben lepley</a></strong>- Not sure what this means for MAD &gt;:l&nbsp;</p><p><strong>orhan ayyuce</strong>- maybe he he sees architecture as the poster child of socio-cultural threat?</p><p><strong>bl</strong>- or a threat of power from investors who cant be controlled by state owned banks?&nbsp;or both</p><p><strong>oa</strong>- are you back in china?</p><p><strong>bl</strong>- no, in Tucson still. clean air here.&nbsp;but I keep in contact with those who are still there.&nbsp;I'm not sure if this statement from Xi was off the cuff, or an actual decision, but it could be big.&nbsp;If you want to know more I can introduce you to one of my old MAD co-workers who is still the...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111447380/editor-s-picks-389 Editor's Picks #389 Nam Henderson 2014-10-17T14:02:00-04:00 >2014-10-17T19:52:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d8/d8akf0ogz18iqsia.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/SeanS" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sean Smith</a>&nbsp;completed the third (and final?) in a series of articles about the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/494990/the-life-of-a-new-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Life of a New Architect</a>,&nbsp;in which <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/110891470/the-life-of-a-new-architect-jim-bogle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jim Bogle</a> reflected on the best part of the of actually working in architecture</p><p>&nbsp;"<em>That's an easy one: meeting a deadline. Meeting a deadline is like taking a bite out of your favorite food after staring at it for 10 hours</em>".</p><p>Plus, for the latest installment &nbsp;of <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Working out of the Box</a>&nbsp;</strong>Archinect talked with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/110815880/working-out-of-the-box-linda-bennett-architect-turned-jewellery-designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Linda Bennett, co-founder of </a><a href="http://architactcollective.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architact Collective</a>.&nbsp;Therein she explains "<em>What I took away from architecture school flowed immediately into the architecture industry before expanding, evolving and flowing into my current career as a jeweler&hellip;.Moving on (aka quitting my job in the architecture industry) is precisely what allows me to be where I am at this moment</em>".</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fl/flm4qlchsmwiejwj.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;Editorial Manager for Archinect announced <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110877796/announcing-archinect-sessions-our-brand-new-podcast-listen-to-episode-1-now" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Archinect Sessions", a new weekly podcast hosted by Archinect's founder and publisher, </a><a href="http://archinect.com/paul" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Petrunia</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110877796/announcing-archinect-sessions-our-brand-new-podcast-listen-to-episode-1-now" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> and her. For the first episode they were j...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111358122/philippe-starck-riko-realizes-first-prototype-of-custom-eco-prefab-house Philippe Starck + Riko realizes first prototype of custom eco-prefab house Justine Testado 2014-10-17T09:38:00-04:00 >2014-10-20T10:50:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/77/77cltuo8rqqmi0aa.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>First launched in 2013 after years of technological development and collaboration, French designer <a href="http://starck.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Philippe Starck</a> and Slovenian wooden prefab building company <a href="http://www.riko.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Riko</a> released the second generation of their customizable Prefabricated Accessible Technological Homes (P.A.T.H.) to the global market just this month. The first P.A.T.H prototype was also recently realized in Montfort, France.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fv/fv6do126d25andx6.jpg"></p><p>As France works towards its 2020 thermal regulation goal to have all new buildings possess positive energy status, Starck + Riko's prefab homes are packed with high eco-technological systems to allow the homes to produce more energy than they consume. Homeowners have the choice to integrate features like photovoltaic solar panels, wind turbines, rainwater recovery systems, and heat pumps.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u6/u6kgwv7q47iahl6w.jpg"></p><p>Perhaps the most interesting, if not highly marketable, feature of these prefab homes is the variety of mix-and-match design options that cater to homeowners' individual needs and aesthetic preferences. For starters, P....</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111345242/honolulu-law-criminalizes-homelessness Honolulu Law Criminalizes Homelessness Nicholas Korody 2014-10-15T16:37:00-04:00 >2014-10-15T23:18:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1m/1mv8ire1wu9bmhgn.jpg" width="514" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On Sept. 16, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed three bills that make it a misdemeanor (punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a maximum $1,000 fine) to sit or lie on sidewalks in the bustling tourist district of Waikiki and outlaw relieving oneself in public islandwide. Homeless advocates say the new laws unfairly target Hawaii&rsquo;s most vulnerable residents, especially since Waikiki has only one 24-hour public restroom in the crowded district.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In a <a href="http://b.3cdn.net/naeh/c0c5bc347638fc86d5_qem6ihsg4.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 report</a>, Hawaii was ranked as the state with highest population of homeless residents, who provoke the ire of local businesses. Some opponents of the new law claim it breaks the traditional "<a href="https://www.hawaii.edu/uhelp/files/LawOfTheSplinteredPaddle.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">law of the splintered paddle</a>," introduced by King Kamehameha circa 1797. The law states:&nbsp;&ldquo;Let every elderly person, woman and child lie by the roadside in safety."</p><p>This is just a recent example of a growing trend of criminalizing homelessness in the US. For more information about such laws, as well as design solutions intended to circumvent them, read our coverage <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104801373/exclusionary-strategies-laws-and-designs-used-to-oust-homeless-population" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>. For design innovations particularly oriented around the lack of public bathroom facilities, click <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107953071/designing-bathrooms-for-the-homeless-and-everyone-else" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111184419/michael-maltzan-s-one-santa-fe-tries-to-make-density-appealing-in-los-angeles Michael Maltzan's One Santa Fe tries to make density appealing in Los Angeles Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-10-13T14:45:00-04:00 >2014-10-15T23:18:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ba/baae44aca1a9035297357bd86617bd17.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It is a fractal of contemporary Los Angeles architecture, the fragment that both contains and helps explain the whole. [...] What gives the $165-million project its unusual symbolic power is that it takes the generic stuff of a typical L.A. apartment building &mdash; a wood frame slathered in white stucco and lifted above a concrete parking deck &mdash; and expands it dramatically to urban scale. [...] The design takes banality and stretches it like taffy in the direction of monumentality.</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/110875379/architects-create-a-3-d-printed-column-that-survives-earthquakes Architects Create a 3-D Printed Column That Survives Earthquakes Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-10-09T14:19:00-04:00 >2014-10-16T00:05:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ey/ey4o2dhr2bjo2zta.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The aptly named Quake Column is a knurled pillar of 3-D printed concrete that combines an ancient Incan masonry technique with state-of-the-art manufacturing tools to create a structure that can withstand seismic shocks without mortar or rebar. [...] It&rsquo;s an interesting proof of concept, but utilizing a 3-D printer, rather than traditional ceramic manufacturing technique also unlocked a host of other advantages.</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/110815874/why-steve-jobs-obsessed-about-office-design-and-yes-bathroom-locations Why Steve Jobs Obsessed About Office Design (And, Yes, Bathroom Locations) Archinect 2014-10-08T19:50:00-04:00 >2014-10-09T09:08:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tr/trc8f4zcjx1pjq8c.jpg" width="514" height="307" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When Steve Jobs designed a new headquarters for Pixar, he obsessed over ways to structure the atrium, and even where to locate the bathrooms, so that serendipitous personal encounters would occur. Among his last creations was the plan for Apple&rsquo;s new signature headquarters, a circle with rings of open workspaces surrounding a central courtyard.</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/110794911/sn-hetta-selected-to-design-new-norwegian-banknotes Snøhetta selected to design new Norwegian banknotes Archinect 2014-10-08T13:19:00-04:00 >2014-10-10T12:15:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ac/ace80c1e675f4c39ac3f796c5b219346.jpg" width="514" height="271" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Norges Bank, the central bank of Norway, asked eight different designers to submit their proposals for the redesigned currency, to be put into circulation in 2017, and the winning design features images by Norwegian architecture firm Sn&oslash;hetta on one side and Oslo-based graphic design firm The Metric System on the other.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More details and designs also on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/snhetta_chosen_to_design_norways_new_colorful_banknotes1/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110720209/building-hope-and-nurturing-into-housing Building Hope and Nurturing Into Housing b3tadine[sutures] 2014-10-07T14:35:00-04:00 >2014-10-14T13:27:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/24/245etbfuna3ghnhf.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The top five floors abruptly cantilever. Some neighbors say it looks like a prison. An &ldquo;arty fortress,&rdquo; was New York Magazine&rsquo;s phrase. I like the building&rsquo;s exterior. Most people I&rsquo;ve quizzed on the street during a half-dozen visits to the area turn out to like it, too.</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/110427299/eisenhower-memorial-clears-key-hurdle-on-gehry-design Eisenhower Memorial clears key hurdle on Gehry design Archinect 2014-10-03T18:56:00-04:00 >2014-10-10T11:06:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wo/woz420y6jraqv6y8.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 10-to-1 vote by the National Capital Planning Commission represented a significant milestone for the tribute to the World War II general and 34th president, which has been stalled since 2011. The vote allows the Eisenhower Memorial Commission to take its new design to the Commission of Fine Arts, the other federal agency that must give a green light before construction can begin.</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/110277897/has-floating-architecture-s-moment-finally-arrived Has Floating Architecture’s Moment Finally Arrived? Archinect 2014-10-01T20:23:00-04:00 >2014-10-03T06:56:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/05/05bcb2beaf2c700961e44430708f6a2d.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a quiet, shady street in Rijswijk, the Netherlands, Koen Olthuis and the design team at Waterstudio are changing the world. From this deceptively nondescript headquarters, Waterstudio is designing the cities of the future. If Olthuis has his way, they will be safer, more flexible and more resilient than current cities. How will he do this? Olthuis is designing floating cities.</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/110244100/richard-meier-on-his-mentors Richard Meier, on His Mentors Richard Meier & Partners 2014-10-01T11:29:00-04:00 >2014-10-08T23:20:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/io/iom8h7n1a9pawk0q.jpg" width="514" height="326" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The first job I had after graduating from architecture school was in the office of Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill. And I worked under the head person, Gordon Bunshaft, who was terrific. And, after I was there for six months, I was offered a position in the office of Marcel Breuer. So, I went and told Mr. Bunshaft, &ldquo;I'm sorry that I've only been here a short time&hellip;&rdquo; but I wanted to work in Breuer's office because it was smaller and more of the kind of office I had one day hoped to have for myself.</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/109814030/paint-picturesque-spaces-with-the-new-mosa-scenes-tile-collection-available-this-fall Paint picturesque spaces with the new Mosa Scenes tile collection, available this fall Sponsor 2014-09-30T14:29:00-04:00 >2014-10-02T13:35:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jz/jzy1xla8omc5s4aa.jpg" width="514" height="513" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.mosa.nl/us/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/33/33bqw78d79t4wfp4.jpg"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.mosa.nl/us/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mosa</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Having collaborated with architects and designers throughout the world in its 130-year history, Dutch ceramic surface expert <a href="http://www.mosa.nl/us/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mosa</a> is no stranger to the growing significance of producing building materials that are durable, versatile, and of course, sustainable. Sharing these common standards in contemporary architecture and design is <a href="http://www.mosa.nl/en/products/collection/mosa-scenes/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mosa Scenes</a>, one of the company's latest collections.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0n/0nc033v37zifc0li.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://www.mosa.nl/en/products/collection/mosa-scenes/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mosa Scenes</a> brings the timeless beauty of nature and the art of building spaces with effortless sophistication. Not to mention that <a href="http://www.mosa.nl/us/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mosa</a> tiles are also Cradle to Cradle-approved, with a few of their collections winning in notable awards programs like the Red Dot Awards.</p><p>Inspired by the tones and textures found in the natural environment, the tiles come in eight painterly color groups (four warm and four cool) in four textures each: grain, clay, sand and grit. In regards to functionality, whether the tile's texture resembles a powdery soft clay feel or a coarse sandy...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110114834/la-drops-helipad-requirement-for-tall-buildings-enter-la-skyline-2-0 LA drops helipad requirement for tall buildings; enter LA skyline 2.0 Archinect 2014-09-29T17:36:00-04:00 >2014-10-02T13:35:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ez/ezlmwktd0f9h494z.jpg" width="514" height="232" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a move that could dramatically change Los Angeles&rsquo; skyline, city leaders announced Monday that helicopter landing facilities will no longer be required atop new buildings. The fire code requirement has been criticized for contributing to the &ldquo;flat-topped&rdquo; look of Los Angeles&rsquo; skyline, particularly in downtown. Los Angeles was the only major U.S. city with such a rule, which has been in place since at least the 1970s.</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/109761741/3xn-designs-sydney-high-rise 3XN Designs Sydney High Rise stm@3xn.dk 2014-09-25T12:34:00-04:00 >2014-10-01T21:58:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qm/qmcfgumsh79ed36r.jpg" width="514" height="813" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>AMP Capital has named 3XN as the architect for the 49-story, 102,000sm 50 Bridge Street tower and master plan for the Quay Quarter Sydney (QQS) precinct. 3XN was selected via a multi-stage international competition, the fourth it has won this year, which included two Prtizker Architecture Prize-winning firms. Construction on this important new addition to the Sydney skyline is slated to begin in 2018.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p1/p1c15wr20yu7ue7p.jpg"></p><p>The 50 Bridge Street "Quay Quarter Tower" represents the first major project designed by a Danish architect in Sydney since J&oslash;rn Utzon designed the landmark Opera House in 1973,</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q6/q6ns6ljb3do1nw45.jpg"></p><p>3XN's innovative design, already well-received by the community, will revitalize AMP Capital-s site, located close to the Opera House, into a vibrant destination for international and local businesses. The bold new tower will engage in an open dialogue with the skyline while also integrating itself into community life at the street level.</p><p>Louise Mason, AMP Capital Managing Director Office &amp; Industrial, said, "AMP ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109745690/editor-s-picks-386 Editor's Picks #386 Nam Henderson 2014-09-25T11:58:00-04:00 >2014-09-26T13:09:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w7/w7lie8fymlapyuwt.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/SeanS" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sean Smith</a>&nbsp;continues his series, in which three architects discuss their transition from student to professional. <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/105942972/the-life-of-a-new-architect-eric-h-weler" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Therein</a>, Eric H&ouml;weler of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/33961/h-weler-yoon-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">H&ouml;weler + Yoon</a>&nbsp;makes the point that much of running a firm is about finding work;</p><p>&nbsp;"<em>In school everyone wants to be designers and have their own practice, but what most students don't connect is that having a practice is also being a businessman or woman &ndash; that you have to run a business which includes finding work, negotiating contracts and building consensus among people from different fields</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w1/w1u0cj4gx1pkbqqr.jpg"></p><p>In <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/109023596/material-witness-4-writing-on-the-wall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Material Witness #4</strong></a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;explores how "<em>In cinema, signage plays a duplicitous role</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>NYC's historic 190 Bowery was part <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109353010/nyc-s-historic-190-bowery-part-of-massive-buy-up-by-developer-rfr-holdings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">of a massive buy-up by developer RFR Holdings</a>.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>,&nbsp;re-published <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109347390/life-in-the-bowery-s-72-room-bohemian-dream-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a piece from 2008</a>, for historical context.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2752895/fred-scharmen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fred Scharmen</a>&nbsp;remembers "<em>reading this when it originally posted. Thanks for putting it up again. Very sad that this unique space will be chewed up so that something not unique at all can take its p...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109717512/wild-architecture-makes-german-cinema-come-alive-at-lacma Wild architecture makes German cinema come alive at LACMA Alexander Walter 2014-09-24T14:05:00-04:00 >2014-09-24T14:05:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fa/fa30a6fa1e80710db955a65ccaf39198.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Movies can be great. Art can be great. But put them together in a museum exhibition, and the combination can be not-so-great. [...] A new exhibition of early 20th-century cinema at the L.A. County Museum of Art (LACMA), however, rethinks that equation. [...] Designed by Amy Murphy, a professor of architecture at USC, and Michael Maltzan of Michael Maltzan Architecture, the exhibition design is the antithesis of the traditional framed-stuff-on-a-wall model.</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/109588117/inaba-wins-first-ever-flatiron-plaza-holiday-design-competition INABA Wins First Ever Flatiron Plaza Holiday Design Competition Archinect 2014-09-23T13:02:00-04:00 >2014-09-23T13:02:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3n/3no2cct9assktaoy.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>New York Light by INABA to Anchor Flatiron&rsquo;s Public Plaza Activities, Providing Interactive Feature Illuminating Month-Long Holiday Celebration</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3t/3tvp85fogirv9vpm.jpg"></p><p><strong>NEW YORK, September 16, 2014 </strong>&ndash; The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and Van Alen Institute announced the winner of the first-ever <a href="http://www.flatirondistrict.nyc/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flatiron Plaza Holiday Design Competition</a>, in which top designers and architects proposed dynamic structures to be installed in front of the famed Flatiron Building during the 2014 winter holiday season.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9k/9k2frqxmjclzckem.jpg"></p><p>Designed by INABA, the winning installation New York Light will illuminate the plaza as a backdrop for public events and provide visitors with a special view of the Flatiron building and the Madison Square skyline during the holiday season. The design is the result of a collaboration between the Brooklyn-based INABA, Tillotson Design Associates, and bengal.fierro.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4y/4y4si7mdp50m47xc.jpg"></p><p>Created to echo the plaza&rsquo;s namesake skyscraper, the installation will frame the Flatiron Building to its south. At the other end, the steel tube installat...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109562348/kazuyo-sejima-of-sanaa-lectures-at-gsapp Kazuyo Sejima of SANAA lectures at GSAPP Ayesha Ghosh 2014-09-22T16:47:00-04:00 >2014-10-01T22:00:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ci/ciqnugv7ydilfi8k.jpg" width="514" height="297" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This past Wednesday, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/172726/kazuyo-sejima" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kazuyo Sejima</a>&nbsp;of <a href="http://archinect.com/sanaa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA</a> addressed an overflowing Wood Auditorium, giving the first <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108248755/get-lectured-columbia-gsapp-fall-14" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GSAPP lecture</a> of the semester. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106406329/amale-andraos-to-succeed-mark-wigley-as-gsapp-s-new-dean" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Recently appointed dean Amale Andraos</a> gave a brief introduction of Sejima and returned at the end of the lecture to lead a discussion as well as the Q/A portion of the evening.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Sejima began her lecture by explaining her choice of &ldquo;Canopy&rdquo; as her theme, an idea that is central to her, both as a part of SANAA and independently. &ldquo;I like to make a space like a park, because a park is a place where different kind of people can gather,&rdquo; stated Sejima, describing her desire to create an architecture that allows diverse groups of people to come together to both share and create their own space. By developing the concept of a canopy, Sejima creates a direct connection with the building and the environment, in a similar way that parks connect people with each other and the environment.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hg/hg9rx6a9o0w2whtz.jpg"></p><p>Starting with the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96351/sanaa-s-rolex-learning-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rolex Learning Center in Lausanne</a>, Switzerland and conclud...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109567194/watch-the-trailer-for-briefly-a-short-film-on-the-creative-brief Watch the trailer for "Briefly", a short film on the creative brief Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-22T15:18:00-04:00 >2014-09-22T15:24:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/55/55s95einjfy4q5fd.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Briefly</em>, a new documentary short film by Tom Bassett (<a href="http://bassett.tv/about/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bassett &amp; Partners</a>), explores the relationship between creative professionals and the brief. Featuring interviews with <a href="http://archinect.com/gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry</a>, Yves Behar (Fuseproject), David Rockwell&nbsp;(<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/8706/rockwell-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rockwell Group</a>), Maira Kalman, John C Jay (Weiden + Kennedy) and John Boiler (72 &amp; Sunny),&nbsp;<em>Briefly</em>&nbsp;tries to understand the secrets behind a compelling brief, and its potential to innovate.</p><p>The full film <a href="http://bassett.tv/briefly" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">will be available online</a> on September 30.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109557507/the-eerie-architecture-of-east-germany-s-secret-police The Eerie Architecture of East Germany's Secret Police Archinect 2014-09-22T12:05:00-04:00 >2014-09-24T19:48:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f090b1382010e44f0b4cfac42aa71a19.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The sterility of the photos, especially the images of prisoner bedrooms, hints at the degree to which the Stasi kept a tight lid on dissenters. In prison culture (or at least prison culture as it&rsquo;s portrayed in the movies), there&rsquo;s a lot of graffiti: on the walls, in library books, between cells. &ldquo;We were searching for any scratching or anything in the cells&mdash;usually you would think they were sending messages&mdash;but it was very clear you couldn&rsquo;t see anything&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/109099157/mosa-introduces-scenes-and-solids-tile-collections-to-the-american-market Mosa introduces Scenes and Solids tile collections to the American market Sponsor 2014-09-22T10:31:00-04:00 >2014-09-22T10:31:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vn/vn0rjwki1nqiapwe.jpg" width="514" height="402" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With over 130 years of tile-making experience, Dutch ceramic surface specialist <a href="http://www.mosa.nl/us/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mosa</a> continues its mission of creating reputable products for architects and designers worldwide with the U.S. debut of two new tile collections, <a href="http://www.mosa.nl/en/products/collection/mosa-scenes/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mosa Scenes</a> and <a href="http://www.mosa.nl/solids" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mosa Solids</a>. The Maastricht-based manufacturer meticulously crafted each collection with optimal standards of durability, visual flexibility, and Cradle-to-Cradle certified sustainable quality to add sophistication in a variety of design projects.</p><a href="http://www.mosa.nl/us/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/33/33bqw78d79t4wfp4.jpg"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.mosa.nl/us/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mosa</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><a href="http://www.mosa.nl/en/products/collection/mosa-scenes/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m8/m8kzkr39xjtq0fbd.jpg"></a></p><p><em>&uarr; Tiles: <a href="http://www.mosa.nl/en/products/collection/mosa-scenes/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mosa Scenes collection</a></em></p><p><strong>MOSA SCENES:</strong></p><p>Mosa Scenes offers cost-effective style and versatility that can help architects and designers effortlessly create captivating environments. Available this October, the collection produces distinct wall and floor color gradations that add depth and richness to any surface.</p><p>Following Mosa's trademark of adaptability and originality, the Scenes collection features 8 color groups&nbsp;&mdash; consisting of 4 warm color sets and 4 cool colo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109343375/zaha-hadid-launches-luxury-homeware-range-with-harrods Zaha Hadid launches luxury homeware range with Harrods Alexander Walter 2014-09-19T17:24:00-04:00 >2014-09-19T22:44:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/17/17ba721321c8b50afbe763a2828a45da.jpg" width="460" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If the sinuous curves of the bone china teacups don&rsquo;t betray their creator then the gently undulating Aqua Platter surely will. Dame Zaha Hadid has launched her first &ldquo;luxury homeware line&rdquo; and the exclusive Harrods range, which includes a &pound;9,999 serving platter, boasts the signature aesthetic of the acclaimed architect.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98163364/zaha-hadid-granite-marble-furniture-collection-for-citco" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Granite &amp; Marble Furniture Collection for CITCO</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98090199/in-at-the-deep-end-zaha-hadid-takes-the-plunge-into-swimwear" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In at the deep end: Zaha Hadid takes the plunge into swimwear</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/84210724/zaha-hadid-designs-superyachts-for-blohm-voss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Designs Superyachts For Blohm+Voss</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/109276738/unstudio-reveals-latest-designs-for-the-new-doha-metro-network-in-qatar UNStudio reveals latest designs for the new Doha Metro Network in Qatar Justine Testado 2014-09-18T20:50:00-04:00 >2014-09-23T17:28:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qc/qchj1dc3j8mdovfj.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After Qatar Rail appointed UNStudio as principal architect, the Dutch firm revealed their designs for the new Doha Metro Network, a major component of the Qatar Integrated Railway Project (QIRP). In an effort to motivate more Doha locals to use public transit, UNStudio's design of the Metro Network consists of traditional Qatari-inspired elements and four transportation lines &mdash; with an estimate of 35 stations for Phase 1, followed by around 60 stations for Phase 2.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lz/lzqzq9km37jw8d4o.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7y/7y8r7d0tmzjuqfqx.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a9/a9bpyxf3a6cx2env.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5u/5u4yfmkrh15ct503.jpg"></p><p>Quite interesting that UNStudio released these designs at a time when Qatar has been <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/377969/qatar" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">making headlines</a> as of late...</p><p>Read more about the project on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/unstudio_reveals_latest_designs_for_the_new_doha_metro_network_in_qatar/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109222894/parkour-architectural-villa-savoye Parkour Architectural | Villa Savoye Orhan Ayyüce 2014-09-18T12:59:00-04:00 >2014-09-24T19:11:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o7/o71ep1i78ssfl52t.jpg" width="514" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Discover the Villa Savoye as you've never seen it before, through the discipline of Parkour and the movements of traceurs !</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2TWJf9B-4qI/TZytrftI1vI/AAAAAAAAVxs/nxDmtuPvaeg/s1600/corbusier%2Bhead%2B2%2B%25281%2Bof%2B1%2529.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Le Corbusier</a>, the real grandfather of hip-hop, could also be the inspiration behind the parkour?&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109178739/is-le-corbusier-the-real-grandfather-of-hip-hop Is Le Corbusier the real grandfather of hip-hop? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-17T14:15:00-04:00 >2014-09-24T19:47:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ep/epempqtepw2ukxzg.jpg" width="460" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"In the late 1920s, Le Corbusier created a plan for Paris," Ford says. "Its most celebrated portion was called 'Towers in the Park.' [...] Think unremarkable, high-rise apartment buildings. Think low-income housing projects. [...] "Many of hip-hop's most prominent artists were born, raised, and perfected their crafts in those very same housing projects. Hip-hop was a result of the economical, political, and sociological deprivations instituted by the housing projects across America."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/109173897/eisenhower-memorial-to-consider-plan-that-removes-most-of-frank-gehry-s-designs Eisenhower Memorial to consider plan that removes most of Frank Gehry’s designs Archinect 2014-09-17T12:41:00-04:00 >2014-09-26T17:03:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fb/fb2ea14332bb8b538524b8cec002ab3a.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Eisenhower Memorial Commission on Wednesday will review two approaches, including one that removes most of these elements. If that plan is selected, Gehry informed the commission, he will ask for his name to removed.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/109025204/why-is-ikea-a-non-profit Why is Ikea a Non-profit? Archinect 2014-09-15T14:30:00-04:00 >2014-09-18T15:58:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y2/y2dmovye6exyojbd.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>IKEA has a little known secret: the company is a non-profit. Ingvar Kamprad the founder of IKEA created the philanthropic Stichting Ingka Foundation whose mission is to &ldquo;further the advancement of interior design.&rdquo; IKEA&rsquo;s bizarre business model looks like this: the nonprofit Stichting Ingka owns a private Dutch Company, Ingka Holdings that owns the majority of individual stores at the franchise level.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/108886363/unc-coastal-studies-institute-wins-chicago-athenaeum-international-architecture-award UNC Coastal Studies Institute Wins Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award brutvan 2014-09-14T23:43:00-04:00 >2014-09-14T23:43:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2i/2ifjnlmxscxfxynh.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;We are thrilled that UNC CSI&rsquo;s Research Building has received this international design award. It brings attention to how good design can integrate beauty innovation and functionality to create a facility that serves as an important resource for Eastern North Carolina.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The UNC Coastal Studies Institute Research Building has been awarded the International Architecture Award for Best New Global Design (2014) by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. Architects Clark Nexsen and Associate Architects Cahoon &amp; Kasten have been honored by the Chicago Athenaeum for best new global design of the facility in Eastern North Carolina.&nbsp;The annual International Architectural Awards program is among the most prestigious building awards program honoring new and cutting-edge design.</p><p>This year, the Museum received a record number of projects for new buildings, landscape architecture, and urban planning projects from around the globe. The awards jury selected projects from 28 nations &ldquo;that reflect the changing state of global architecture and reveal emerging new design directions by today&rsquo;s most visionary practitioners.&rdquo;</p><p>The design of the UNC Coastal Studies Institute Research Build...</p>