Archinect - News 2015-03-30T03:11:12-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/123916644/christopher-hawthorne-dissects-zumthor-s-inkblot-with-lacma-director-michael-govan Christopher Hawthorne dissects Zumthor's inkblot with LACMA Director Michael Govan Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-28T09:02:00-04:00 >2015-03-28T09:54:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h7/h7n29tlrpiua5mr2.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Since opening the doors of its original William Pereira buildings in 1965, the Los Angele County Museum of Art has grown along with its home. The version of the city beloved by Reyner Banham and Pereira was alive then on the historic Miracle Mile, proselytizing megasized car-infrastructure and New Suburban models of living. From the 1980s through the 2000s, the museum expanded and reorganized, adding Bruce Goff&rsquo;s Japanese Pavilion and Renzo Piano&rsquo;s additions. Now, the entire conglomerate is slated for a redesign, into a singular swath by famed museum architect Peter Zumthor, with new attention paid to an incoming Metro station. And according to the <em>Los Angeles Times&rsquo;</em> architecture critic, Christopher Hawthorne, this is distinctly on track with where the megaregion as a whole is going &ndash; part of his so-called &ldquo;Third Los Angeles&rdquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v9/v9mcgcj2evjrd34l.jpg"></p><p>This third stage of Los Angeles is &ldquo;<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">an altogether more integrated, metropolitan-oriented</a>&rdquo; place, and is the namesake for Hawthorne&rsquo;s ongoing lecture series exp...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123735848/selgascano-unveils-designs-for-the-2015-serpentine-pavilion SelgasCano unveils designs for the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion Nicholas Korody 2015-03-25T13:00:00-04:00 >2015-03-25T14:18:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ae/aev3ry3zymofvjz2.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Earlier today, the Serpentine Galleries in London <a href="http://www.serpentinegalleries.org/exhibitions-events/serpentine-pavilion-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">released</a> the first images&nbsp;of the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion, designed by the Spanish firm of <a href="http://www.selgascano.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SelgasCano</a>&nbsp;headed by Jos&eacute; Selgas and Luc&iacute;a Cano. In keeping with the criteria of the annual program, this will be the first UK project by the award-winning firm, and is also the first pavilion designed by Spanish architects. According to a statement released with the announcement, the pavilion will consist of "an amorphous, double-skinned, polygonal structure consisting of panels of a translucent, multi-coloured fabric membrane (ETFE) woven through and wrapped in webbing." The images released with the statement consist of&nbsp;colorful, playful renders populated by cartoonish figures.</p><p>A much-anticipated event each year, the Serpentine Pavilion is one of the "top-ten most visited architecture and design exhibits in the world." Visitors to the SelgasCano-designed pavilion will be able to enter the structure from a number of openings, "passing through a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123679631/10-failed-utopian-cities-that-influenced-the-future 10 Failed Utopian Cities That Influenced the Future Orhan Ayyüce 2015-03-24T22:51:00-04:00 >2015-03-26T08:49:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/un/uneeok21jum8hnm9.jpg" width="514" height="423" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Bonus: BoozeTown, the Crazy-Ass Town of Drunks</p></em><br /><br /><p>It is still up for debate, but I will say real estate ownership might be abolished and become irrelevant.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123673986/field-operations-to-helm-new-miami-underline-project Field Operations to Helm New Miami Underline Project Nicholas Korody 2015-03-24T18:47:00-04:00 >2015-03-24T17:50:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ve/vepmoyq1j2li5c1m.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Proponents of the Underline bicycle route and linear park that would replace the threadbare M-Path under the Metrorail tracks from Dadeland to the Miami River have picked the co-designer of the wildly popular elevated High Line in Manhattan to draw up a master plan for their idea. James Corner Field Operations was selected by a local jury from among 19 architectural teams that submitted entries in a competition.</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/123352855/is-newark-the-next-brooklyn Is Newark the Next Brooklyn? Richard Meier & Partners 2015-03-20T13:28:00-04:00 >2015-03-20T19:42:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ui/uieuy7kv0joya11f.jpg" width="514" height="279" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When construction&rsquo;s done in 2016, Teachers Village will consist of eight, low-rise buildings housing three charter schools and a daycare facility, 65,000 square feet of retail, and 205 residential units designed by the world-renowned Richard Meier, Newark&rsquo;s native son and architect of the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art in Spain.</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/123296640/holmenkollen-ski-jump-turns-into-airbnb-penthouse-for-one-night Holmenkollen ski jump turns into Airbnb penthouse for one night Alexander Walter 2015-03-19T20:47:00-04:00 >2015-03-19T20:53:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mb/mb61ypywtlz5b4re.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>One lucky soul will get to enjoy an unforgettable night in one of Oslo's most iconic destinations later this month: the topmost floor of the <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39903/jds-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">JDS</a>-designed Holmenkollen ski jump will be turned into a cozy, fully furnished Airbnb penthouse for the winner of a <a href="https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/5401060" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recent online contest</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ms/mssdla3nzrwbs11q.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cl/clpzgg9453krjdro.jpg"></p><p>From the contest description:</p><p><em>Set at the top of the ski jump where champions prepare for flight, the apartment&rsquo;s floor to ceiling windows give you one of the best views imaginable of Oslo, snow capped mountains and endless forest.&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>On the first floor, 250 steps below the apartment you will find the world&rsquo;s first ski museum. Discover more than 4,000 years of ski history and learn about the adventures of polar explorers, including Roald Amundsen.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3d/3d7g8fda255ub206.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fq/fqfx9hi5lrs83x4m.jpg"></p><p><em>After a day in the snow, leave your gear and take the lift up to your apartment at the very top of the Holmenkollen ski jump.&nbsp; </em></p><p><em>Right above you is the highest roof terrace in town, so you can do some serious stargazing as dinner is served. If you&rsquo;re really lucky, you might...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123282173/photo-archive-of-blade-runner-model-shop-shows-remarkably-convincing-replicants-hard-at-work Photo archive of "Blade Runner" model shop shows remarkably convincing replicants hard at work Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-19T17:12:00-04:00 >2015-03-20T16:17:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a9/a9igc8k1gr5lgu9b.jpg" width="514" height="778" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>An amazing cache of 142 "behind the scenes" photos from the model shop of the 1982 classic sci-fi flick "Blade Runner" are now <a href="http://imgur.com/a/mv8qf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">available on imgur</a>. A huge h/t to <a href="http://boingboing.net/2015/03/17/images-from-the-bladerunner-mo.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boing Boing</a>, where we first came across these photos.</p><p>Perhaps they're coming to light now as promo for the (official) <a href="http://variety.com/2014/film/news/harrison-ford-loves-blade-runner-2-script-1201378743/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blade Runner sequel</a>?&nbsp;Here's a selection of some of our favorites, in all their late '70s glory:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fd/fdlg24zitm5hus4y.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aw/awvwed4l5tkotp2b.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0s/0ss0rvyrrcx97i0r.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ln/lno4pyzu6d5shtwt.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6a/6acp4dmuta9vy7t0.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hk/hkcxllpk1v2icfz7.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mq/mq60ci695xi71w48.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uc/ucxo9awm9zqloa9m.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ta/tapsrew4k3ulzboh.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pp/ppe9cp8yphryci96.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ky/kypwexn8iitwapek.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5j/5jrtemkdcxmujxa8.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/as/as11ebejl2hfq7o1.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2b/2b8ejogfoxark4e0.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bg/bgic96jrisnhip36.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p0/p0tlm00rgmgei39w.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j0/j0atubqlk7kjpipo.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l0/l0h5t4gpg7uqf6or.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l7/l7vnmq691whqktj6.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lu/lusayfw8xu30heo8.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kg/kgrsln699jl6siqp.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/80/801qilkw9pq586jy.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/11/11dgxxnjnb64k25c.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123197015/the-strange-and-beautiful-architecture-of-matthias-jung The strange and beautiful architecture of Matthias Jung Alexander Walter 2015-03-18T13:00:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T22:22:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a3c221b26f9a3ce73ec01a893e72c255.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>German-based graphic designer Matthias Jung creates imaginative houses, that we'd like to encounter in real life. He calls his creations 'architectural short poems', that aim to visualize another perspective on how we could see the world and live in it. The homes are put together from photo material that he collects and re-arranges in unexpected ways.</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/123135161/nbbj-proposes-strategy-for-creating-skyscrapers-that-don-t-cast-shadows NBBJ proposes strategy for creating skyscrapers that don't cast shadows Archinect 2015-03-17T17:43:00-04:00 >2015-03-18T18:48:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/km/kmjxu10rnhm6x5co.jpg" width="514" height="568" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>They used computer modeling to design a pair of buildings, one of which works like a gigantic, curved mirror. The glass surface of the northernmost building reflects light down into the shadow cast by its&nbsp;southern partner. And the carefully defined curve of that glass allows the reflected light to follow the shadow throughout the day.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/yc/ycdcq4hut00by8uk.gif"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122981772/an-urban-treehouse-that-absorbs-pollution An Urban Treehouse That Absorbs Pollution Miles Jaffe 2015-03-16T19:22:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T20:27:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0m/0m5q37ta060unrtn.jpg" width="514" height="617" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's a special building because it lives, grows, breathes and changes over time. Its terraces are dotted with 150 tall trees which together with 50 plants in the court produce about 150,000 liters per hour of oxygen, at night absorbing about 200,000 liters of carbon dioxide per hour. Also slashing particulate matter caused by cars, protecting from noise, following the natural cycle of the seasons, growing day by day, creating an ideal microclimate.</p></em><br /><br /><p>^ Translated from Italian. Check the <a href="http://divisare.com/projects/283279-Luciano-Pia-25-Verde" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">source</a> for more photos.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123052385/los-angeles-famously-googie-norms-to-become-focal-point-in-new-community-of-shops Los Angeles' famously Googie Norms to become focal point in new "community of shops" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-16T18:21:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T20:34:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r8/r8in550rdgr2utzl.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Developer Jason Illoulian of Faring Capital is the new owner of the land under the restaurant and its 43 parking spaces ... his plan: To build a &ldquo;community of shops&rdquo; where the parking lot now stands. [...] &ldquo;It&rsquo;s such a beautiful building and that sign is just like fucking awesome,&rdquo; he says. Will there be room in this new village for an $11.99 steak dinner? &ldquo;We&rsquo;re hoping to keep it as a 24- hour diner,&rdquo; says Illoulian of the restaurant space. &ldquo;Whether it&rsquo;s Norms or somebody else.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>This upcoming Thursday, the Cultural Heritage Commission will decide whether the La Cienega Norms that&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118449910/norm-s-coffee-shop-an-la-googie-icon-is-temporarily-saved-from-demolition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">faced imminent demolition</a> back in January will be given monument status. Meanwhile, development plans for the site are chugging along. Developer Jason Illoulian, who purchased the site back in December, is working with <a href="http://archinect.com/hplusf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hodgetts + Fung</a> to design a "community of shops" as infill in Norms' parking lot. The "background building" around the Norms structure would eat up parking on the site, drastically affecting the restaurant's accessibility. According to Mike Colonna, Norms' president, "Parking is a primary issue for us. We&rsquo;re not a high end restaurant where you could valet park your car and take an elevator to the third floor.&rdquo;</p><p>Even if the building is declared a historic monument, the diner-institution of Norms may no longer be a good fit for the neighborhood, according to Craig Hodgetts of Hodgetts + Fung:&nbsp;&ldquo;Norms is not a good fit on La Cienega,&rdquo; says Hodgetts. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s not appropriate. ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123058018/virginia-tech-center-for-design-research-exhibition-showcases-experimental-digital-fabrications Virginia Tech Center for Design Research exhibition showcases experimental digital fabrications brutvan 2015-03-16T17:48:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T20:30:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9y/9yx03ndlthvswkk7.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We are in the midst of another industrial revolution &ndash; softer, less obtrusive, faster, and more pervasive. All aspects of daily life are changing through the integration of things made of atoms and things made from bits. Surrounded by an increasing number of sophisticated devices, digital heartbeats, and sensors are now standard components in products. How should architecture education respond?</p></em><br /><br /><p>Advances in digital technology are creating an explosion of possibilities related to the basic building blocks of design: material and form, light, movement, and pattern. Virginia Tech student work featuring 3-D printing, robotics, and dynamic fenestration is currently on display in Clark Nexsen&rsquo;s office and gallery space in Town Center, Virginia Beach.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j6/j6htyvecwva8yf9b.jpg"></p><p>Exhibition materials were developed with digital tools in an undergraduate studio called CRD &ndash; (trans)LAB at Virginia Tech&rsquo;s School of Architecture and Design. Students from different disciplines explore how the advancement of technological and computational processes can challenge and inform the practice of architecture and design. The exhibition examines how architecture education should change in response to an environment where analog, mechanical, and electronic technologies are being replaced by rapidly emerging digital technologies.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8h/8h7g59f0u11lp61j.jpg"></p><p>Students participating in the exhibition include Laura Escobar, Ryan Hawkins, Brian Kato, David Ko...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122892751/ray-bradbury-the-pomogranate-architect Ray Bradbury, The Pomogranate Architect Orhan Ayyüce 2015-03-14T15:08:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T20:21:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4k/4kz4eyrniiw0pcbj.jpg" width="514" height="419" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Disney sent that article to his friends in New York City who were, at that time, helping build the New York World&rsquo;s Fair, and they read the introduction and they came to Los Angeles a month later and they knocked on the door, and I opened the door and they said, &ldquo;Mr. Bradbury, shall we tell you why we are here?&rdquo; I said, &ldquo;Why?&rdquo;&#8232; &ldquo;We are here to give you a fifty-million-dollar building.&rdquo; I said, &ldquo;What!? Come in, come in!&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>This essay appears in&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781612194219?aff=randomhouse1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ray Bradbury: The Last Interview and Other Conversations</a>,<em>&nbsp;out this month. Reprinted with permission of Melville House.</em></p><p><em>Ray Bradbury (1920&ndash;2012) is the author of twenty-seven novels, including&nbsp;</em>Fahrenheit 451<em>and&nbsp;</em>The Martian Chronicles<em>, and more than six hundred short stories. Bradbury won many awards throughout his lifetime, including the Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America and a National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.</em></p><p><em><a href="https://twitter.com/@Sam__Weller" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sam Weller</a>&nbsp;is the author of&nbsp;</em>The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury&nbsp;<em>and</em><a href="http://listentotheechoes.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Listen to the Echoes</a>: The Ray Bradbury Interviews<em>, and the coeditor of&nbsp;</em>Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury,<em>&nbsp;which won a Bram Stoker Award. Weller is an associate professor in the department of Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122818149/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-kitchen-spaces-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Kitchen Spaces" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-03-13T15:25:00-04:00 >2015-03-13T17:10:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/17/17rz6safkooesqzp.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip: </strong>use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the <strong>brand new</strong> board <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/kitchen-spaces/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Kitchen Spaces</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yd/ydjnv0yg8mrw2tiw.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/31739426/kafka-residence/99378950" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kafka Residence</a> in La Jolla, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/SafdieRabines" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Safdie Rabines Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wo/wodytk3fi5k5e4ol.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/i29ia/project/invisible-kitchen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Invisible Kitchen</a> in Paris, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/i29ia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">i29 interior architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1w/1wd8vn1e4jebgaz4.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/22588/one-family-house-in-vallvidrera-barcelona-by-ylab-arquitectos-barcelona/83115806" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vallvidrera House</a> in Barcelona, Spain by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22588/ylab-arquitectos-barcelona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YLAB Arquitectos Barcelona</a>; Photo: Marcela Grassi</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wx/wx546txtmz4dw0zl.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/64841783/brooklyn-rowhouse-ii/67447199" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rowhouse II</a> in Brooklyn, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/64841783/robinson-grisaru-architecture-pc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robinson + Grisaru Architecture PC</a>; Photo: Catherine Tighe</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/91/91l568c6sioc6sjd.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/77847420/box-house-by-1-1-arquitetura-design/83226662" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Box House</a> in Brasilia, Brazil by <a href="http://archinect.com/umaum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1:1 arquitetura:design</a>; Photo: Edgard Cesar</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r0/r09ppsb978f5x8wr.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/122153879/house-passage-of-landscape/122153880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House Passage of Landscape</a> in Toyota, Japan by <a href="http://archinect.com/ihrmk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ihrmk</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ew/ewc6nbqy3j1uj4c0.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/martinarchitects/project/gansett" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gansett</a> in Amagansett, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/martinarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Martin Architects PC</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sf/sfhwo2torff3ylpc.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; Edgewater Residence in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/formationassociation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Formation Association</a>; Photo: Josh White</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/an/anr91hetkb0khs7b.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/jameswagmanarchitect/project/loft-east-village2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">East Village Loft</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/jameswagmanarchitect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ja...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122663902/la-forum-talks-with-brooke-hodge-curator-of-provocations-the-architecture-and-design-of-heatherwick-studio LA Forum talks with Brooke Hodge, curator of "Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-11T14:54:00-04:00 >2015-03-15T18:10:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jw/jwahy0dm1i80c1no.jpg" width="514" height="766" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"From the beginning, I wanted to give a sense of the variety of scale of the studio&rsquo;s projects, from the more intimate objects like the Christmas cards to large-scale mockups like those for the Paternoster Square vents. [...] Thomas is trained as a designer and not as an architect and he has always made things as a way to test his ideas. He often mentions how unusual it is that most architects have never actually made anything themselves." &ndash; Brooke Hodge</p></em><br /><br /><p>When news broke that <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121746764/google-unveils-big-heatherwick-studios-collaboration-for-new-campus-master-plan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Heatherwick Studio would be collaborating with BIG on Google's campus expansion</a>, many were hearing Thomas Heatherwick's name for the first time. "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/116128341/heatherwick-studio-showcases-their-multi-disciplinary-design-skills-in-the-provocations-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Provocations</a>", the first exhibition devoted to Heatherwick Studios to be shown in North America, will make sure that Heatherwick becomes a name in the states not just for the Google project, but for a significant catalogue of distinct work.&nbsp;Brooke Hodge, the curator of "Provocations", recognized Heatherwick's unique status in architecture and design long before Google's announcement, and now the timing couldn't be better to get to know Heatherwick.</p><p>Currently the Deputy Director at the Cooper Hewitt's National Design Museum, Hodge casts Heatherwick not as architect or designer per se, but as an inventor &ndash; the tinkerer who sets out to solve problems, not develop a style. The LA Forum interview posted here is a quick overview of Hodge's organizational strategy for the exhibition.</p><p>"Provocations" is currently on display at th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122586756/did-florida-ban-environmental-workers-from-talking-about-climate-change Did Florida ban environmental workers from talking about climate change? Nicholas Korody 2015-03-10T14:44:00-04:00 >2015-03-11T09:12:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/51/51sounykk5jqpg7e.jpg" width="514" height="231" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Florida is largely seen as the U.S. state that is most vulnerable to the effects of global warming. But even uttering the term global warming in official communications can get employees at the state&rsquo;s Department of Environmental Protection in trouble...&ldquo;We were told not to use the terms climate change, global warming, or sustainability,&rdquo; said Christopher Byrd, who worked at the DEP from 2008 to 2013.</p></em><br /><br /><p>On Tuesday, Gov. Rick Scott, an open skeptic of climate change (who is also openly, "<a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2015/03/florida-rick-scott-global-warming-talk-115910.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">not a scientist</a>") <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/florida-gov-scott-denies-banning-phrase-climate-change-29526774" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">denied</a> the allegations.&nbsp;"Well, first off, that's not true," Scott told reporters.&nbsp;&nbsp;"At our Department of Environmental Protection, there's lots of conversation about this issue. From my standpoint, like every issue, my goal is: Instead of talking about it, let's do something about it."</p><p>Environmental workers in the state re-asserted that while the ban may not have been official, it was heavily implied. Byrd is quoted saying,&nbsp;"We decided it was important for us to maintain jobs and continue projects and just keep our head down and stay out of the attention of the governor's office." He continued with an ironically appropriate choice of language:&nbsp;"We didn't want to do anything to create waves."</p><p>We've <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103936244/miami-the-great-world-city-is-drowning-while-the-powers-that-be-look-away" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">noted</a> before on Archinect the particular vulnerability of Florida to rising sea levels generated by a warming planet. While the Governor may be sticking his head in the sand, there are many...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122581108/society-of-architectural-historians-presents-public-seminar-at-chicago-conference Society of Architectural Historians Presents Public Seminar at Chicago Conference Helena Karabatsos 2015-03-10T13:29:00-04:00 >2015-03-15T17:57:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9k/9k4apxsuzyi7teiy.jpg" width="514" height="189" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Leading scholars from around the world will convene in Chicago, April 15&ndash;19, to present new research on the history of the built environment at the&nbsp;<strong>68th&nbsp;Annual International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians</strong>. But the conference isn&rsquo;t just for academics. SAH aims to engage two important audiences&mdash;conference attendees and the local community&mdash;with public programs such as&nbsp;the&nbsp;SAH Chicago Seminar.&nbsp;</p><p>The SAH Chicago Seminar, &ldquo;Magnitudes of Change: Local Sites and Global Concerns in Chicago&rsquo;s Built Environment,&rdquo; will take place Saturday, April 18th, at The Gratz Center at Fourth Presbyterian Church. Hear from local architects, historians, and policy makers as they discuss the history and future of Chicago&rsquo;s waterways and neighborhoods. Harvard University professor <strong>Charles Waldheim</strong> will give the keynote address "Reading Chicago's Landscape as Urbanism."&nbsp;<strong>Alison Fisher</strong>, Harold and Margot Schiff Assistant Curator of Architecture at the Art Institute of Chicago, will moderate ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122578694/thresholds-44-workspace-is-seeking-submissions "Thresholds 44: workspace" is seeking submissions csbonin 2015-03-10T12:11:00-04:00 >2015-03-19T11:45:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9n/9n5znci520hiqqbd.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>thresholds 44: workspace</em></strong><br>editors: christianna bonin | nisa ari</p><p><strong>CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS</strong></p><p>When an employee at Google&rsquo;s Mexico City office takes a post-lunch plunge into the on-site ball pit, is she working or playing? And when an employee in one of Foxconn&rsquo;s factory sites in China leaps from his eighth-floor dormitory, only to be cradled in recently installed &ldquo;suicide&rdquo; netting, is he fulfilling or transgressing the design of the workspace? Long hidden in museum basements, conservation labs and storage rooms now feature prominently in museum designs. Facing complicated visa programs and unsavory jobs, employers skirt bureaucracy to sustain the agricultural industry in the US and illegal workers stay undocumented in order to be easily employable. When and why are certain workspaces - and workers - hidden or revealed? What is the &ldquo;work&rdquo; that is supposed to happen in the workspace and how have transformations of the tools, economies, demographics, and technologies within the workspace shaped the...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122201296/archinect-sessions-episode-19-don-t-be-evil-don-t-throw-stones Archinect Sessions Episode #19: Don't be Evil, Don't Throw Stones Archinect 2015-03-05T14:11:00-05:00 >2015-03-25T10:22:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1f/1fqwi6bq2zo7nwek.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week Amelia, Paul, Donna and Ken discuss the somewhat controversial <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121746764/google-unveils-big-heatherwick-studios-collaboration-for-new-campus-master-plan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google Headquarters</a> design by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/12450131/heatherwick-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Heatherwick</a>. On a completely different note, we also discuss the new, and the nation's first, slavery museum,&nbsp;Whitney Plantation, in Louisiana.&nbsp;</p><p>As always, you can send us&nbsp;your architectural legal issues, comments or questions via <a href="http://twitter.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">twitter</a> #archinectsessions,&nbsp;<a href="http://ed@archinect.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">email</a>&nbsp;or call us at (213) 784-7421. And if you can, we'd love for you to rate us on <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">iTunes</a> or Stitcher!</p><p>Listen to episode nineteen of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "Don't be Evil, Don't Throw Stones":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>Stitcher</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=55711&amp;refid=stpr" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to listen</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/archinect/Archinect-Sessions-19.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122202906/how-video-game-engines-may-influence-the-future-of-architecture-and-everything-else How video game engines may influence the future of architecture (and everything else) Alexander Walter 2015-03-05T13:47:00-05:00 >2015-03-11T18:19:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b8/b8c3c3a31a0e3f628e7275102b453f3f.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Epic Games, the company best known for Gears of War, has a very different plan for this generation of video games &mdash; one that expands far beyond what games are typically assumed to be. [...] In this future, or present if you ask Sweeney, lessons learned from one field, say an architect designing a virtual building, can be applied to games or film, and likewise. Sweeney believes the potential application of the engine across all fields increases exponentially as information is shared.</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/121971507/a-look-at-africa-s-modernist-architecture A Look at Africa's Modernist Architecture Nicholas Korody 2015-03-02T13:57:00-05:00 >2015-03-05T21:10:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/db/dbzwxguikmp5tv05.jpg" width="514" height="327" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;There was an intense flowering of experimental and futuristic architecture in the 1960s and 70s, which the young African countries used to express their national identities,&rdquo; says [Swiss architect Manuel] Herz, who has curated an exhibition of more than 80 buildings from sub-Saharan Africa, showing at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany, until May. &ldquo;But we simply don&rsquo;t know about it... we wanted to show this incredible cultural wealth that also exists.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Usually the projects of African "big man" leaders, the modernist buildings were often constructed for propagandistic purpose and tended to be designed by European architects. Noted architectural photographer Iwan Baan took many of the photographs in Herz's exhibit.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121746764/google-unveils-big-heatherwick-studios-collaboration-for-new-campus-master-plan Google Unveils BIG + Heatherwick Studios Collaboration for New Campus Master Plan Nicholas Korody 2015-02-27T16:26:00-05:00 >2015-03-06T18:41:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/01/01woyj5y1mepnx3t.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;Silicon Valley has been the cradle of a series of innovations that, over the last decades, have propelled technology and [the] world economy, but all of the resources, all of the intelligence, has been invested into the immaterial, the digital realm, the internet,&rdquo; asserts Bjarke Ingels of <a href="http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&amp;rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;source=web&amp;cd=1&amp;ved=0CB8QFjAA&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.big.dk%2F&amp;ei=-MfwVI6uEsimgwSVx4DgAQ&amp;usg=AFQjCNF60fL4F7VbSYOVwLzjbYXvwUsN6w&amp;sig2=r5l7ynji_q4IHnSbtCP2Uw&amp;bvm=bv.87269000,d.eXY" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a> at the beginning of a new video released today by Google (posted at the end of this article). David Radcliffe, the&nbsp;Vice President of Real Estate and Workplace Services at Google, continues: "Tech really hasn&rsquo;t adopted a particular language for buildings.&rdquo; Google hopes to change that, unveiling an ambitious new master plan for their Mountain View campus designed collaboratively by Bjarke Ingels Group and <a href="http://www.heatherwick.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Heatherwick Studio</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x6/x6cbjq72n63ieixb.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yv/yv0kh4n3bgkk9b57.jpg"></p><p>Radcliffe explains that Google scoured the world for the architecture practices they found most innovative. "The BIG Studios &ndash; they&rsquo;re ambitious, they do a lot of very community-focused projects and that was very compelling to us,&rdquo; while Thomas Heatherwick "has this attentio...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121692925/hy-bol-pavilion-at-city-college-of-new-york HY-Bol Pavilion at City College of New York op-al 2015-02-27T12:46:00-05:00 >2015-03-05T22:32:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mj/mjii61dklitskyzd.jpg" width="514" height="449" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The HY-Bol Pavilion, designed and built in the summer of 2014 by students of the Spitzer school of Architecture at City College New York, was the culmination of a series of courses devoted to the expression of complex geometric curvature. Contemporary architecture theory has witnessed an new debate on how topology and smooth surface curvature should either embrace or dismiss the historic concepts of tectonics in architecture, a term which has re-appeared sporadically and influentially throughout Architectural History. As a generic umbrella for the term, all of the readings of the word in question seem to share the idea that the tectonic represents an ineffable quality of visual synergy between the needs of construction and structure with the harmonious visualization and pronunciation of those needs.</p><p>"Architecture is <em>Building-plus-value</em>." This equation is not simply the addition of unrelated elements... The identity named by this equation - the "is," or "equals" - is enabled by the di...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121646250/smart-buildings-architects-using-brain-science-for-design-guidance Smart buildings: Architects using brain science for design guidance Miles Jaffe 2015-02-26T12:14:00-05:00 >2015-03-05T21:58:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fs/fsz5vn0nipgun56d.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The push is on to incorporate brain science into design and architecture... Hopefully, the days of windowless classrooms to prevent vandalism and distraction are over.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Science once agains confirms what we already know, and architects turn it into a marketing tool.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121599690/baby-boomers-pass-the-mid-century-baton-in-palm-springs Baby Boomers pass the mid-century baton in Palm Springs Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-26T09:49:00-05:00 >2015-03-05T21:58:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d9/d9ts8wpr878bbk2q.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Along the highways leading from Los Angeles into the Coachella Valley desert, there are two types of sign-posts. One is the rocky, harsh faces of the imposing mountains &ndash; the closer the mountains are cut to the side of the road, the narrower the perspective and the less intimidating the surrounding desert seems, like blinders on a horse. The other is literal sign-posts, glowing lollipops of fast food restaurants, gas stations, motels and casinos. Floating above their signifieds like geotags on a satellite image, they make their offerings known &ndash; food! gas! fortune! In the desert&rsquo;s harsh environs, it&rsquo;s too risky to venture into the unknown, so best stick with the drive-through cheeseburger.&nbsp;</p><p>But then, suddenly there are neat rows of palm trees. Scattered lights on the nightscape coalesce into boulevards and fall in line with landscaped desert palms, manicured gravel patches, and curated cacti. And then there are the mid-century modernist dollhouses, amidst equally inspired gas station...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121598884/a-new-use-for-the-eiffel-tower A New Use for the Eiffel Tower Nicholas Korody 2015-02-25T18:07:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T12:16:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9y/9y0li5ri0wu1r6l2.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>While hard to imagine today, Paris&rsquo;s most iconic monument was largely reviled when it was first built for the 1889 World&rsquo;s Fair. On February 14, 1887, as construction was just beginning, a group of some of most notable Parisian artists, writers, architects and intellectuals &ndash; <a href="http://articles.latimes.com/1987-04-23/news/mn-722_1_eiffel-tower" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">including</a> Charles Garnier, &Eacute;mile Zola, Alexandre Dumas <em>fils</em>, and Guy de Maupassant &ndash; launched a petition against the Eiffel Tower. "We, the writers, painters, sculptors, architects and lovers of the beauty of Paris, do protest with all our vigour and all our indignation, in the name of French taste and endangered French art and history, against the useless and monstrous Eiffel Tower,&rdquo; their statement <a href="http://www.discoverfrance.net/France/Paris/Monuments-Paris/Eiffel.shtml#" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">read</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z0/z0qjo9dz0ox21pps.jpg"></p><p>Today, concerns over the use-value of the most-visited paid monument in the world seem comical. But throughout its history, the question of utility has been central to conversations about the Eiffel Tower. Gustave Eiffel, the engineer who designed the 906 ft. tall structure, defensively <a href="http://paris-eiffel-tower-news.com/eiffel-tower-stories/eiffel-tower-controversy.htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">touted</a> it&rsquo;s scientific ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121508108/love-letter-to-plywood-by-tom-sachs Love Letter to Plywood. By Tom Sachs Paul Petrunia 2015-02-24T13:42:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T23:03:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wd/wdjizu0gjygplsa7.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Already a couple years old, but a great piece by Tom Sachs on the beauty and nature of plywood. h/t <a href="http://kottke.org/15/02/a-love-letter-to-plywood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">kottke.org</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121507305/trahan-architects-release-short-film-of-louisiana-state-sports-hall-of-fame-and-regional-history-museum Trahan Architects Release Short Film of Louisiana State Sports Hall of Fame and Regional History Museum cbryan 2015-02-24T13:35:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T21:54:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/10/104p7kstayr8jxqn.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://spiritofspace.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spirit of Space</a>, in collaboration with <a href="http://www.trahanarchitects.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Trahan Architects</a>, has created a short film featuring the award-winning design of the Louisiana State Sports Hall of Fame and Regional History Museum in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The museum was recently awarded the prestigious <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/interior-architecture/louisiana-st-sports-hof/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 AIA Institute Honor Award</a> and will be honored at the upcoming <a href="http://convention.aia.org/event/homepage.aspx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA National Convention</a> in Atlanta, Georgia.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hc/hcvx7wdauf54gzig.jpg"></p><p><em>From Spirit of Space:</em></p><p>The Louisiana State Sports Hall of Fame and Regional History Museum, designed by Trahan Architects, evokes the past as much as it signals the future. Set in the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase, the museum employs 21st century technology to execute a design language inspired by the carving and scouring of the nearby Cane River and the historic architecture of Natchitoches.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/25/2508aew6awm41d8r.jpg"></p><p>The film carries viewers past the historic district's references, around the pleated copper fa&ccedil;ade and into the sculpted interior.&nbsp; The cast stone panels define a fluid pathway that flows around, up and through th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121429387/christopher-hawthorne-reflects-on-the-spatial-design-in-citizenfour-and-other-oscar-nominees Christopher Hawthorne reflects on the spatial design in "Citizenfour" and other Oscar nominees Alexander Walter 2015-02-23T13:12:00-05:00 >2015-02-23T15:51:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wh/wh3yx7j0rcqtl0yf.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Citizenfour," in fact, enlarges and underlines ideas about architecture, privacy and culture that run more subtly through a number of Oscar nominees. Several [...] movies exploit the dramatic appeal of the constricted, labyrinthine, tightly packed, claustrophobic or paranoid space: the crowded backstage corridors of "Birdman" by Alejandro G. I&ntilde;&aacute;rritu; the tunnels, hallways and dollhouse-like spaces of Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel"; the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Ava DuVernay's "Selma."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: Julia Ingalls' <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/472439/material-witness" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Material Witness</em></a> series on Archinect</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121215975/get-a-glimpse-of-the-designs-of-the-year-2015-architecture-nominees Get a glimpse of the Designs of the Year 2015 Architecture nominees Justine Testado 2015-02-20T18:58:00-05:00 >2015-02-28T04:47:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vk/vkqzsbm1z3shswr5.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's that time of year for <a href="http://designmuseum.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Museum</a>'s popular Designs of the Year 2015 awards, a showcase of noteworthy works created by international stars, up-and-coming startups, and students. A total of 76 projects from the previous year were selected for the categories Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphic, Product and Transport. Last year, Zaha Hadid <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103107452/zaha-hadid-wins-the-design-museum-s-designs-of-the-year-award-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">took the top prize</a> with the all-too-familiar Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan.</p><p>Category winners will be announced on May 4, and the overall winner will be revealed during a Design Museum event on June 4. In the meantime, all nominated works will be exhibited at London's Design Museum beginning March 25.</p><p>The Architecture category has some solid contenders that could make it anyone's game (maybe), with some of them having already won some top awards. Love 'em or hate 'em, here they are:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7a/7asdp12rtft6d4fh.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON - Paris, France. Designed by Frank Gehry and Gehry Partners</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g6/g6otmt4fc1vx8i1j.jpg"><br>&uarr; ONE CENTRAL PARK Sydney, Australia. Designed by Atelie...</p>