Archinect - News 2014-08-22T04:01:04-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/107126750/a-passion-for-color-and-taxonomy A passion for color and taxonomy Nam Henderson 2014-08-22T01:03:00-04:00 >2014-08-22T01:42:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vf/vfrayav3awn7isjo.jpg" width="514" height="574" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The two were commissioned, along with other artists including Chris Burden and Cindy Sherman, to create site-specific works dealing with Charleston&rsquo;s history...The pair ended up painting the outside of an old house in colors approved by the city&rsquo;s Board of Architectural Review &mdash; but in a camouflage pattern, which was hardly what the preservationists had in mind.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Back in July, Frank Rose reviewed&nbsp;a "<em>poignant</em>" exhibition at<a href="https://www.perrotin.com/exhibition-kate_ericson_-and-_mel_ziegler-2594.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&nbsp;Galerie Perrotin&nbsp;</a>on Madison,&nbsp;of the work Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler. For those interested in learning more, there is exactly one more day to visit, as the <a href="https://www.perrotin.com/exhibition-kate_ericson_-and-_mel_ziegler-2594.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">exhibit</a> runs through August 22 - 2014.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107093782/rubber-duckie-you-make-globalization-so-much-fun Rubber Duckie, you make globalization so much fun Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-21T14:32:00-04:00 >2014-08-21T16:20:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2f/2fcc877b8a71ee702c831124ff3cbb65.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A six-story-tall floating "Rubber Duck" is making its West Coast debut at the Port of Los Angeles, where it will lead more than a dozen battleships and sailboats in the Tall Ships Festival L.A. parade [...] Dubbed the world's largest rubber duck, the giant inflatable was created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman. "The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties," Hofman said on the event's website. "It can relieve the world's tensions as well as define them."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Adorable? Certainly. Humorous? Obviously. Architecture? Maybe.</p><p>According to Hofman's website, the Rubber Duck "doesn't discriminate people and doesn't have a political connotation... The Rubber duck is soft, friendly and suitable for all ages!" This description accounts for all rubber duckies ever. What distinguishes this Rubber Duck is where its been. The giant inflatable has appeared on the shores of Beijing, Pittsburgh, Sydney, Osaka, S&atilde;o Paulo and others, to delight folks around the world. The ocean is the globalized world's bathtub, and this giant duck its bath toy.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/42/42b822e0c1117ec8010ae5bfe1338f75.jpg"></p><p>Hofman claims the duck "doesn't have a political connotation", but its difficult to not see it as a symbol for globalized commerce. With the same universal cuteness the world-over, it visits ports (such as in Los Angeles) that support global shipping infrastructures, networking economies and cultures with a universally accessible cuteness. The duck's path is paved by human, economic forces, not natural ocean ones&nbsp;&mdash; un...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107052810/gentrification-of-burning-man Gentrification of Burning Man Orhan Ayyüce 2014-08-21T00:19:00-04:00 >2014-08-22T02:57:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kh/khec2bb57cu03lxh.jpg" width="514" height="527" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Anyone who has been going to Burning Man for the last five years is now seeing things on a level of expense or flash that didn't exist before,&rdquo; said Brian Doherty, author of the book &ldquo;This Is Burning Man.&rdquo; &ldquo;It does have this feeling that, &lsquo;Oh, look, the rich people have moved into my neighborhood.&rsquo; It&rsquo;s gentrifying.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>"By the way, there are over 62 million Burning Man results in the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&amp;aq=t&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;rls=SUNA,SUNA:2006-47,SUNA:en&amp;q=burning+man" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google search</a>&nbsp;but who can guarantee they all originate from Nevada desert? After all, men and women burn daily all over the world. Right?" - from <a href="http://elseplace.blogspot.com/2008/08/burning-man-new-religion.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Burning Man, a new religion?</a>&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107018227/deborah-sussman-designer-has-died-at-age-83 Deborah Sussman, designer, has died at age 83 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-20T14:23:00-04:00 >2014-08-21T13:16:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rz/rzs311sknfvb5d8q.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We are very sad to learn of the passing of amazing designer Deborah Sussman, who died this morning after a battle with cancer." &mdash; @DesignObserver</p></em><br /><br /><p>Designer Deborah Sussman passed away this morning at age 83.</p><p>Perhaps best known for her environmental and graphic design for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles,&nbsp;Sussman began her career working as an office designer for Charles and Ray Eames in the 1950s. She founded her own firm in 1968, and created <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/11768196/sussman-prejza-co" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sussman/Prejza &amp; Co.</a> along with her husband, architect and urban planner Paul Prejza, in 1980.</p><p>Her distinctively colorful and intrepid graphical work brought character to Disney World, the city of Santa Monica, CA, and the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco.</p><p>View a selection of Sussman's graphical and environmental work in the gallery below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106875970/brave-new-recycling-economy-movement-turns-trash-to-treasure Brave New Recycling Economy: Movement Turns Trash to Treasure Alexander Walter 2014-08-18T17:14:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T19:20:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o2/o2hnqpg8a6j7nc0b.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Every piece of garbage can be turned into raw material that can be used in future products. With his influential Cradle to Cradle movement, Germany's Michael Braungart espouses a form of eco-hedonism that puts smart production before conservation.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Recently on Archinect: <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/103711909/student-works-this-house-made-of-trash-teaches-a-lesson-in-green-housekeeping" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Student Works: This house made of trash teaches a lesson in green housekeeping</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106870325/exhibition-explores-the-design-of-protest-movements Exhibition Explores the Design of Protest Movements Nicholas Korody 2014-08-18T15:26:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T17:15:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qa/qa209ehk87bl41og.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In late May of 2012, my friends and I travelled up to Montreal from upstate New York for the first time, only vaguely aware of the escalating student demonstrations there. When we arrived, we found ourselves in a sea of red. The students we stayed with all had little red felt squares pinned to their shirts and gave us some. Their apartment overflowed with red pamphlets and posters. Plastered beneath overpasses and on bus stops, Paris &rsquo;68-inspired silk-screened posters &ndash; some by the collective<a href="http://ecolemontagnerouge.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> &Eacute;cole de la Montagne Rouge</a> &ndash; served as a backdrop for the massive daily protests that shut down major arteries and overpasses. Students in the streets and their parents on porches loudly banged pots and pans, a chaotic orchestra playing the deafening <em><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cacerolazo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">casserole</a>. </em>It felt as if there was not a single square inch of the city that was not red: even the lights of traffic signals took on a revolutionary hue.&nbsp;</p><p>The students were protesting a planned gradual tuition raise of over one thousand dollars. As ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106557284/rockefeller-foundation-and-usaid-announce-global-resilience-design-challenge Rockefeller Foundation and USAID Announce Global Resilience Design Challenge Alexander Walter 2014-08-14T14:04:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T21:14:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zn/znurvb4odczoj8c9.jpg" width="480" height="319" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The first feature of the Resilience Partnership will be the launch of a multi-phase resilience design challenge, focused on bringing people and organizations from a diverse set of industries together to collaborate on bold and innovative solutions to the toughest resilience challenges facing the three focus regions.</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/106554065/revisiting-the-american-folk-art-museum-controversy-through-comics Revisiting the American Folk Art Museum controversy, through comics Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-14T13:01:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T20:30:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4z/4zl35r26mr1rsj38.jpg" width="514" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Artist and animator Sam Grinberg revisits the fight over the future of the American Folk Art Museum.</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/106404723/amale-andraos-named-dean-of-gsapp Amale Andraos named dean of GSAPP davvid 2014-08-12T14:40:00-04:00 >2014-08-12T16:11:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/99/99k9u24bxvy451qe.jpg" width="514" height="669" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Amale Andraos, principal of New York&ndash;based architecture firm WORKac, has been named dean of Columbia&rsquo;s Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation (GSAPP), succeeding Mark Wigley. Currently on faculty at GSAPP, she has also taught at Princeton, Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, and the American University in Beirut."</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/106404720/a-cabin-for-rent-inside-a-house A Cabin For Rent Inside A House Alexander Walter 2014-08-12T14:15:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T20:31:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f2/f2c36440579970bc1e2317366b722df5.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Brooklyn-based artist couple Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao have constructed a bed &amp; breakfast cabin inside their own house that they rent out on Airbnb. The idea for a A Cabin in a Loft was based on the house-in-a-house concept. [...] Both micro-houses have a bed, a storage space and a semi-private garden space. The space between the structures contains a kitchen and a table for dining and working, and is further used as a combined living room by the hosts and the guests together.</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/106322758/real-architects-design-chairs Real architects design chairs Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-11T13:07:00-04:00 >2014-08-12T21:58:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eb/eb644703760b014f2571bb128d714bad.jpg" width="470" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Pretty much every architect in the alphabet has produced a chair, a miniature version of their particular aesthetic. [...] Buildings are all very well, but it seems you haven&rsquo;t truly made it as an architect until you&rsquo;ve given us something to sit on. [...] &ldquo;Mentally, it&rsquo;s a very good exercise, to go from [designing] a building to the smallest bit in a building,&rdquo; [Alex Michaelis] says. &ldquo;You go back to the detail of the human body."</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/106100539/koolhaas-missing-fundamental-is-alive-and-kicking-in-house-housing-exhibition Koolhaas' missing Fundamental is alive and kicking in "House Housing" exhibition Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-11T11:08:00-04:00 >2014-08-13T16:44:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/42/42c27r2h8hzo1xz1.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>While most attention falls on the national pavilions at the Venice Biennale, the city itself hosts an uncertain number of simultaneous, satellite events, operating somewhat under the public's radar but still orbiting around the Biennale's curatorial center. There are the Biennale-recognized roster of exhibitions, called "<a href="http://www.labiennale.org/en/news/22-04.html?back=true" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Collateral Events</a>", and then there are the outer planets of the Biennale's solar system; the unsolicited riffs taking place at smaller, less conventional spaces throughout the city. The Biennale's five-month run gives ample time for dissent and complication within the city, offering alternate interpretations to this year's sanctioned theme: "Fundamentals", from Rem Koolhaas.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oj/ojcebz50cd04w1h6.jpg"></p><p>Criticism of Koolhaas' biennale has been <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102190685/archinect-rounds-up-critical-reactions-to-koolhaas-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">well-trodden</a>. Creating a catalogue of architecture's supposedly "fundamental" elements has been called depressing, inappropriate, cynical, or pejoratively part of Koolhaas' cult of personality. Reporters griping and academics critiquing is a fundamental pa...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106106961/self-folding-robot-based-on-origami Self-Folding Robot Based on Origami Justine Testado 2014-08-08T17:41:00-04:00 >2014-08-12T21:58:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wk/wkh9evbfl64n56wp.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>While still experimental, engineering techniques drawn from origami promise the development of pop-up devices that could assemble themselves from flat, composite materials cheaply and efficiently, the [Harvard and MIT] researchers said. Potential applications range from self-assembling satellites to shape-shifting robots that could be used in search-and-rescue missions.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Researchers at Harvard University and MIT have engineered a self-assembling paper robot inspired by the Japanese paper-folding artform origami. Since the journal <em>Science</em> published the report yesterday, the bots have been widely described as the "world's first Transformer."</p><p>On that note, paper bots...roll out!<br>&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106106156/guggenheim-bullies-journalist Guggenheim Bullies Journalist Nicholas Korody 2014-08-08T17:22:00-04:00 >2014-08-09T16:08:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/87/87h8a6rj79lc6xa4.jpg" width="514" height="175" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On Monday, artist Molly Crabapple published &ldquo;Slaves of Happiness Island,&rdquo; a firsthand report of the slave-like worker conditions on Abu Dhabi&rsquo;s Saadiyat Island; the Guggenheim, Louvre, and NYU are all building enormous new enterprises there [...] These conditions violate local and international labor laws. We have now received leaked email correspondence between the Guggenheim and Crabapple ... [that] reveal a shocking unwillingness to provide any statement to journalists [...]</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/106094912/how-a-blind-architect-reframes-design How a Blind Architect Reframes Design Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-08T14:11:00-04:00 >2014-08-12T22:34:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c3/c322ea8f17f3d2bbd91f5af047842c8e.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Downey needed something tactile to work with, and he found it in a kids' toy. Spread out before him on the table are stacks of embossed plans ... marked up with brightly colored wax sticks. [...] The sticks warm to the touch and bend easily; they can make precise angles, and&mdash;crucially for Downey&mdash;their tackiness makes them stick to paper. "Once I realized that, I thought, 'Oh, I could use that to draw on top of an embossed drawing.'" Suddenly, he had a way not just to read, but to make.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously, the <em>LA Times</em>&nbsp;profiled Downey and his firm:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98959072/blind-architect-sports-an-upbeat-vision" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blind architect sports an upbeat vision</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106094906/how-video-games-have-the-power-to-change-real-lives How video games have the power to change real lives Alexander Walter 2014-08-08T13:46:00-04:00 >2014-08-12T21:39:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9e/9e824aabdeb98deb13c1eb009f81c429.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>But the intricate fantasy environments imagined for games like GTA V may well prove more useful than they seem. Now the technologies and tools developed by this multibillion dollar entertainment industry are making changes in the real world. John Isaacs, a lecturer in computing at the University of Abertay, is one of those exploring the possibilities of game engines. In 2011, he developed an urban mapping application for his PhD project.</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/106094093/zipper-fastened-kaleidoscopic-architecture Zipper-fastened kaleidoscopic architecture Alexander Walter 2014-08-08T13:35:00-04:00 >2014-08-08T13:38:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/73/73a3da8515021e2d817626a412902eca.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The installation you see above is a project by Masakazu Shirane and Saya Miyazaki called "Wink," their entry into Kobe Biennial's Art Container Contest. The kaleidoscope concept uses mirrors (in keeping with Sir David Brewster's classic), but is also held together by zippers. Shirane and Miyazaki claim this makes it the first "architecture" based on zippers; proving you can create an adaptable, reconfigurable space using the same tech found in your pants.</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/106024167/a-closer-look-at-ar-ma-s-trifolium-digital-pre-fab-pavilion-in-sydney A closer look at AR-MA’s “Trifolium” digital pre-fab pavilion in Sydney Justine Testado 2014-08-07T17:33:00-04:00 >2014-08-12T21:46:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l4/l40zjg28wi5x7nsl.jpg" width="514" height="770" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Trifolium" by AR-MA (Architectural Research &ndash; Material Applications) from Australia recently won the commission to design a new event pavilion for the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF) in Sydney, Australia. Hosted annually by SCAF, the Fugitive Structures invite-only competition promotes emerging architects from Australia, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East. The 2014 edition had entrants explore the potential of digital pre-fabrication in their designs.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The pavilion dons a Corian shell and a vaulted reflective steel interior speckled with optic lights that glow at night. Trifolium will be exhibited at SCAF until December 13, 2014.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mh/mh4b93hpx4ejo7l7.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gz/gz7yjpseqbl7bhij.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uo/uo3c72lgc1d6c3g4.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/in/inblxtiw5t5p9zb3.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u6/u6iqsx1lx1yjeuf9.jpg"></p><p>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/a_closer_look_at_ar-mas_trifolium_digital_prefab_pavilion_in_sydney/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105547048/archtober-design-festival-for-nyc-kicks-off-today-august-1-at-12-noon ARCHTOBER Design Festival for NYC Kicks Off Today, August 1, at 12 noon ccsullivan 2014-08-01T13:27:00-04:00 >2014-08-01T14:37:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ps/ps53bfjykyfgque0.jpg" width="514" height="233" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Archtober is a collaborative initiative of the AIA New York Chapter, the Center for Architecture, and over fifty other organizations focused on the built environment," says Cynthia Kracauer, AIA New York managing director. "The flagship program is the Building of the Day, one for each of the thirty-one days of October."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Today the AIA New York is hosting a "Summer Live Tweet" event at 12:00 noon at the Public Theater in New York City's Astor Place to launch <a href="http://www.archtober.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archtober</a>, the monthlong, citywide design festival.</p><p>The host, AIA New York, has offered free ice cream from <a href="http://eatcoolhaus.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Coolhaus</a> for anyone who tweets the event.</p><p>The reason the event is at The Public Theater is that it's the first announced "Building of the Day" for Archtober, set for a ticketed tour on October 1, the festival's first day.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8d/8dra2hp9529gp6co.jpg"></p><p><strong>About Archtober:</strong><br>For anyone who loves architecture and design, New York in October offers crisp, pretty fall days -- and the biggest citywide design festival in the United States. The fourth annual Archtober Architecture and Design Month, led by the AIA New York and with 40-plus participating organizations, will take over the city.</p><p>Today's official kickoff for Archtober 2014 is called&nbsp;the Summer Live Tweet, and it takes place from 12-1:00pm, with FREE ice cream sandwiches by Brooklyn's architecturally inspired dessert-maker, Co...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105416946/the-new-museum-launches-new-skateboard-shaped-as-the-sanaa-designed-museum-building The New Museum launches new skateboard shaped as the SANAA-designed museum building Justine Testado 2014-07-30T19:03:00-04:00 >2014-07-31T11:38:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6h/6hwu3kf57gct7dp7.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As a nod to skate culture innovation, the <a href="http://www.newmuseum.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Museum</a> in New York collaborated with U.S. skateboard manufacturer <a href="http://www.chapmanskateboards.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chapman Skateboards</a> to create a limited-edition skate deck shaped as the iconic staggered-block building that was designed by Japanese firm <a href="http://archinect.com/sanaa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jp/jp07dvjlwvtp69g0.jpg"></p><p>Inspired by a New Museum Store window installation by Canyon Castator and Richard Duff from 2012, the Chapman x New Museum skateboard is handcrafted from Canadian Hardrock Maple wood featuring a high-gloss paint mix. Only 150 of the skateboards were produced. Retailed at $125, they're available for purchase at the New Museum store or <a href="http://www.newmuseumstore.org/browse.cfm/chapman-x-new-museum-skatedeck/4,6495.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">online</a>.</p><p>Check out the video below to see the board in action.</p><p>See more skate-related posts <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/15910/skateboard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105400021/medieval-frescoes-uncovered-and-displayed-in-rome Medieval Frescoes Uncovered and Displayed in Rome Nicholas Korody 2014-07-30T14:07:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T21:56:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p4/p4p9lea1md298g33.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rome may be a mecca for Medieval art, but it isn&rsquo;t every day that conservationists there discover a trove of long-lost frescoes dating to the 1240s. That&rsquo;s what happened a few years ago in the Gothic Hall of Santi Quattro Coronati convent, after a restoration project funded by ARCUS began in 1996. This summer, for the first time ever, those artworks can be seen by the public [...] [The frescoes] reveal how cardinals&rsquo; palaces were &ldquo;places from which to launch very clear political messages.&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/105020034/can-better-design-save-lives-in-hospital-trauma-centers Can better design save lives in hospital trauma centers? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-25T14:40:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T19:48:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c9/c99c1b6fd6af000406d353d2b0759c49.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles partnered with the Department of Defense to build out the OR360, a new innovation center where doctors and military personnel can simulate hypothetical scenarios in order to simplify and streamline trauma care. [...] Designed by CannonDesign, the nearly 10,000-square-foot space is the hospital&rsquo;s answer to the big question of: How can you make trauma care, both in hospitals and in military situations, faster and more effective?</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/105016010/row-over-olympic-cauldron-design-settled-out-of-court Row over Olympic cauldron design settled out of court Archinect 2014-07-25T13:15:00-04:00 >2014-07-25T13:22:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0e/0ezbuxnhmchxuzn5.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The startling cauldron of copper petals that rose up to form a flaming flower at the climax of the ceremony had been hailed as one of the most original in the history of the Games, and another triumph for the highly regarded British designer Thomas Heatherwick. But two years on, Locog has acknowledged in a statement that New York-based practice Atopia came up with five design principles that would go on to become defining characteristics of the cauldron.</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/105016006/cape-town-to-house-new-contemporary-art-museum Cape Town to House New Contemporary Art Museum Nicholas Korody 2014-07-25T13:14:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T21:17:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1p/1pfjvsf8qyg82mkf.jpg" width="514" height="319" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On Cape Town's waterfront at the southern tip of Africa, the world's biggest museum of contemporary art from across the continent is being carved from a conglomeration of concrete tubes nine storeys high. The $50 million (36.7 million euro) project to transform the grim functionality of 42 disused colonial grain silos into an ultramodern tribute to African creativity is driven by an international team of art experts and architects.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The project &ndash; &nbsp;the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa &ndash;&nbsp;will be designed by&nbsp;British architect Thomas Heatherwick.&nbsp;"How do you turn 42 vertical concrete tubes into a place to experience contemporary culture?" the architect said.&nbsp;"We could either fight a building made of concrete tubes or enjoy it's tube-iness."</p><p>The museum will focus on works since 2000 and will be directed by&nbsp;Mark Coetzee.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104877757/two-new-films-showcase-steven-holl-s-addition-to-the-glasgow-school-of-art Two new films showcase Steven Holl's addition to the Glasgow School of Art Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-23T19:11:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T21:58:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6q/6qwr759xupbm0ku0.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Working simultaneously from the inside out - engaging the functional needs and psychological desires of the program - and the outside in - making connections to the city campus and relating to the Mackintosh building opposite - the design embodies the school's aspirations in the city's fabric.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Just one month before a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104807798/uk-contributes-10m-to-glasgow-school-of-art-half-for-mackintosh-restoration" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">disastrous fire broke out at the Glasgow School of Art's historic Mackintosh Library</a>, a brand new addition to the campus opened up across the street. Designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1405/steven-holl-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl Architects</a>, the new <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97637684/living-up-to-a-charles-rennie-mackintosh-classic" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Reid Building</a> is a modernist complement to the Mackintosh, riffing on similar themes a century apart.</p><p>In collaboration with Steven Holl Architects, filmmakers <a href="http://spiritofspace.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spirit of Space</a> produced two pieces to celebrate the Reid building's opening in April. The first film (see below) features interviews with Steven Holl and Chris McVoy (one of the partners in charge of the project), explaining the structure's symbiotic relationship to the Mackintosh, and its attention to multi-disciplinary socialization. The second film is in Spirit of Space's signature archi-documentarian style, capturing the building at all times of the day, rich with humming activity inside, while carefully capturing pivotal design details.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104877759/the-deceptive-landscape-installation-investigates-generative-performative-design-tools The Deceptive Landscape installation investigates generative-performative design tools Archinect 2014-07-23T18:04:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T12:34:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0a/0a34bblmt6is7eb7.jpg" width="514" height="763" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A team at the University of Liverpool developed a generative-performative script, which was used to design this installation, with the goal to predict lighting and deceptive blurring&nbsp;effects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lx/lxqvwmjf0kbqmz5c.jpg"></p><p>A description from the creators...</p><p>This installation reflects a collaborative, research led design project, aiming to explore the potentials offered by incorporating parametric / generative tools and performative lighting simulation software in architectural design and fabrication. It was designed in the research led, collaborative design studio framework of our Msc in Digital integrated Design program. During its intense 12 weeks schedule, student teams were asked to explore and apply generative / parametric tools such as Rhino and Grasshopper, in order to design and later construct a small pavilion, with a theme of their choice. In addition, each team was asked to optimize their design proposal by embedding environmental software plug-ins in their design process, thereby aiming to re-inform the...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104728232/modernist-houses-across-north-carolina-win-top-honors-in-the-2014-matsumoto-prize Modernist Houses Across North Carolina Win Top Honors In The 2014 Matsumoto Prize kimweiss 2014-07-23T13:54:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T21:48:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yy/yy9opi15hmydmzbf.jpg" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Modernist houses from Asheville to Wilmington received top honors last week in the third annual&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ncmodernist.org/prize2014.htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">George Matsumoto Prize for Modernist residential design</a>&nbsp;across the state, sponsored by the award-winning non-profit organization&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ncmodernist.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">North Carolina Modernist Houses</a>&nbsp;(NCMH).</p><p>The houses submitted had to be in North Carolina but the designers could be based anywhere. All submissions were capable of winning in two, or both, categories: the Jury Awards and the People&rsquo;s Choice Awards.</p><p>During a special ceremony that NCMH held at the Contemporary Art Museum in downtown Raleigh, sponsored by CAM, Foundation bar, and Palette &amp; Parlor, architect Frank Harmon, FAIA, announced the winners of the Jury Awards category, which were chosen by a team of professional architects from California, Massachusetts, and New York, and included cash prizes. The 2014 Jury Award winners were:</p><ol><li>First Place: The&nbsp;<a href="https://plus.google.com/photos/103046963176197570017/albums/6022611242617226465" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Smart-Stell House&nbsp;</a>in Durham, designed and built by Vincent Petrarca of Tonic Design + Tonic Construction of Raleigh.</li><li>Se...</li></ol> http://archinect.com/news/article/104801373/exclusionary-strategies-laws-and-designs-used-to-oust-homeless-population Exclusionary Strategies: Laws and Designs Used to Oust Homeless Population Nicholas Korody 2014-07-22T18:52:00-04:00 >2014-08-13T22:16:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/td/tdupeiqjn3x9maqc.jpg" width="514" height="312" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As the number of homeless people in America&rsquo;s major cities has increased, so have ordinances criminalizing homelessness and pushing homeless families and individuals into the criminal justice system. Criminalization has become a tactic with which politicians have reconfigured cities to serve wealthier citizens and tourists, at the considerable expense of the poor.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Of course, urban spaces are often "cleansed" of homelessness through design. <a href="http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/anti-homeless-spikes-removed-london-apartments-3689629" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Recently in London</a>, metal spikes were set into the ground of an alcove of a new apartment complex to prevent people from sleeping there. After almost&nbsp;130,000 people signed a petition, they were removed.&nbsp;This followed a similar incident at a London supermarket on expensive Regent St.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ye/yezocardcvyq7lad.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/metro-s-bench-dividers-at-bus-shelters-seen-by-some/article_fa966d07-8aac-5678-a08a-ab3c4f12a451.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Benches are often designed</a> with armrests or sloped centers to make sleeping on them uncomfortable or impossible. This is usually seen as a strategy against homeless or otherwise itinerant peoples. Other times, benches are designed specifically to prevent skateboarders from grinding on them.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4v/4v9er3emfjzr9nyc.jpg"></p><p>Recently, architecture and design that is used to enforce standards of behavior have been dubbed&nbsp;<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disciplinary_architecture#cite_note-11" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Disciplinary Architectures."</a>&nbsp;There is, of course, a long history of using architecture as a means to enforce social standards and control the body. One translation of the etymology of the word "architecture" could even be interpreted as a nominal ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104798959/a-glimpse-of-evolo-s-latest-book-digital-parametric-architecture A glimpse of eVolo's latest book, "Digital & Parametric Architecture" Justine Testado 2014-07-22T18:09:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T18:53:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/59/59jglvtxh758p5nx.jpg" width="514" height="410" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From the creators of the popular <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96120397/2014-evolo-skyscraper-competition-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skyscraper Competition</a>, you can now get your hands on a copy of <a href="http://evolo.us" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eVolo</a>'s latest book, "Digital &amp; Parametric Architecture".</p><p>This 312-page book dives into the "architecture of the future"&nbsp;&mdash; from the development of the latest digital tools to how they are utilized in a variety of digitally designed and fabricated projects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oh/oh6xihyyml1saqse.jpg"></p><p>"Digital &amp; Parametric Architecture explores the development of the latest digital tools including advance-modeling software and computer aided design in the production of architecture. It is a journey through the most fascinating projects, digitally designed and fabricated, during the second decade of the 21st century. "</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n7/n7z5j3sij9chh1t1.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p7/p797av08f37cc5m6.jpg"></p><p>"The book highlights the use of these technologies to explore tectonic operations such as sectioning, folding, contouring, and tessellating. A wide variety of projects that range in scale and location offer an insight into the architecture of the future."</p><p>You can purchase the book <a href="http://shop.evolo.us/product/evolo-06-digital-parametric-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96120397/2014-evolo-skyscraper-competition-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 eVolo Skyscraper Compet...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104733850/tale-of-two-cities-nyc-approves-poor-door-for-luxury-high-rise Tale of Two Cities: NYC approves ‘poor door’ for luxury high-rise Miles Jaffe 2014-07-22T14:08:00-04:00 >2014-07-29T13:08:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b0/b0e62tsd1eu1x8tg.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New York City is moving forward with a proposal that calls for a new high-rise apartment complex to feature separate doors for wealthy tenants and those living in the building&rsquo;s affordable housing unit. While wealthy residents will be able to enter the building from its designated front entrance, affordable housing tenants will be required to go in through a back alley. A mandatory affordable housing plan is not license to segregate lower-income tenants from those who are well-off.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Maybe the <em>higher-ups</em> will employ the low-income folk as maids and janitors? Built-in servants quarters, subsidized by the city.</p>