Archinect - News 2015-04-25T17:52:36-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/125983571/exclusive-photos-take-a-tour-inside-the-brand-new-whitney-museum EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Take a Tour Inside the Brand New Whitney Museum! aa6sqft 2015-04-23T18:38:00-04:00 >2015-04-24T10:04:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uk/ukubdy9rb9lsicbo.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>May 1st will mark a new era for the Whitney when its brand new home along the High Line swings its doors open to the public for the first time. A project that has been decades in the making, the $422 million structure designed by Renzo Piano is a game changer for a museum that had long outgrown its Upper East Side space.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fg/fgs0lxv7kqjdfeae.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e3/e3if2kutbxhdj18b.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j0/j093jmfk9idjwzgy.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8b/8bumyykj487sr9u7.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4k/4kmppoerzomfgffx.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bc/bcfqnp7965tunmrn.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125900756/society-of-architectural-historians-announces-2015-award-winners-and-fellows Society of Architectural Historians Announces 2015 Award Winners and Fellows Helena Karabatsos 2015-04-22T23:41:00-04:00 >2015-04-22T18:43:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x4/x48zzs2diztn3qt2.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Society of Architectural Historians announced the winners of the 2015 Publication Awards and the 2015 SAH Award for Film and Video at its 68th&nbsp;Annual International Conference Awards Ceremony in Chicago, Ill., on April 16. The Society also named four individuals as SAH Fellows for their lifelong contributions to the field of architectural history.</p><p><strong>2015 Publication Award Recipients</strong><br>Each year, SAH presents publication awards honoring excellence in architectural history, urban history, landscape history and historic preservation scholarship as well as architectural exhibition catalogues.</p><p>The winners of the Society&rsquo;s 2015 Publication Awards are listed below. The 2016 award cycle opens on June 1, 2015. For more information, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sah.org/conferences-and-programs/awards-programs/publication-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sah.org/publication-awards</a>.</p><p><strong>Alice Davis Hitchcock Book Award</strong></p><p>Richard Harris,&nbsp;<em>Building a Market: The Rise of the Home Improvement Industry, 1914&ndash;1960&nbsp;</em>(Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012)</p><p>Christopher Curtis Mead,&nbsp;<em>Making Modern Paris: Victor Baltard&rsquo;s Central ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125922478/architecture-of-paranoia Architecture of paranoia Alexander Walter 2015-04-22T21:19:00-04:00 >2015-04-22T21:23:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ai/ai5moqa35g4qurbd.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since terrorism has become one of the guiding forces in urban design, the incorporation of immense fortifications into everyday streets has spawned an entire industry of defensive architecture [...] The latest developments in this rising tide of urban paranoia are on display this week at the Counter Terror Expo in west London&rsquo;s Olympia, a sprawling trade show that proudly claims to showcase &ldquo;the key terror threat areas under one roof&rdquo;. It is an enormous supermarket of neuroses [...].</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/125751245/peter-zumthor-at-lacma-a-preacher-in-the-wrong-church Peter Zumthor at LACMA: A Preacher in the Wrong Church Orhan Ayyüce 2015-04-20T19:32:00-04:00 >2015-04-21T13:04:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h8/h85gqike31aplp81.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Not to worry, Gowan said, we&rsquo;ll just pop in extra entrances if and when we need them.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img alt="" src="http://larb.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/lacma_plan3.jpeg"></p><p>Veteran architecture critic Joseph Giovannini writes a long format, meticulous, repetitious, detailed, campy, foxy, fundamental, accurate, conjectural, civic, economic, organizational, institutional, back of the house, sobering, exemplifying, nerdy and most serious to date criticism of LACMA Director Michael Govan commissioned and Swiss architect Peter Zumthor designing/designed/perpetually preliminary plans for LA's most extensive museum which considered architects like Mies van der Rohe early on and Rem Koolhaas in 2004. Existing museum was designed by William Pereira in 1968, later remodeled by&nbsp;Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates in early 80's with recent additions by, who else, Renzo Piano, the Museum Man.</p><p>I wish Giovannini had given more hi-end decision-making board of trustees&nbsp;0.1%&nbsp;dirt instead of talking about pancakes and curves repeatedly. Of course, his secret architect allies are not saying a word.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125530527/the-underline-holds-public-interest-meetings-in-miami The Underline holds Public Interest Meetings in Miami Joachim Perez 2015-04-17T23:44:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T21:03:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j0/j0wdcy9w3ztyg68z.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Our vision is to transform the underutilized land below Miami&rsquo;s MetroRail, from the Miami River to Dadeland South Station, into an iconic linear park, world-class urban trail and living art destination.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jh/jh50gsghi671m1hy.jpg"></p><p>The Underline is a proposal to activate the 10 mile space underneath Miami&rsquo;s elevated metro rail into an urban trail.&nbsp; This initiative was a collaboration between the organizers of The Underline nonprofit, The University of Miami School of Architecture, and Miami Dade County.&nbsp; Recently, James Corner Field Operations won a proposal to develop a master plan for the area.&nbsp; This is a continued involvement by the firm, as they already are developing strategies for the Lincoln Road area of Miami Beach, and developed Knight Plaza between the art and science museums in Downtown Miami. &nbsp;</p><p>Over the course of this weekend, organizers and volunteers of The Underline are putting together public meetings to gauge ideas from the locals of what they want for the future linear park.&nbsp; Holding interactive presentations, members of the community were asked to vote on preselected ideas by Field Operations, write in their own ideas, draw out ideas on maps showcasing the scope of the project, and open poste...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125370447/at-auschwitz-birkenau-preserving-a-site-and-a-ghastly-inventory At Auschwitz-Birkenau, Preserving a Site and a Ghastly Inventory b3tadine[sutures] 2015-04-15T21:06:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T20:31:25-04:00 <em><p>The strategy, she said, is &ldquo;minimum intervention.&rdquo; The point is to preserve the objects and buildings, not beautify them. Every year, as more survivors die, the work becomes more important. &ldquo;Within 20 years, there will be only these objects speaking for this place,&rdquo; she said.</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/125198338/meier-makes-mark-in-miami Meier makes mark in Miami Richard Meier & Partners 2015-04-13T12:25:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T18:57:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xa/xac1otfn4gssxuz5.jpg" width="514" height="260" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Far from reducing his workload or resting on his considerable laurels, the 80-year-old Meier and his partners are also wrapping up construction on several other projects, including the HH Resort and Spa in Gangneung, South Korea; the Leblon office building in Rio de Janeiro; the 140-unit Rothschild Tower in Tel Aviv; the Cittadella Bridge in Alessandria, Italy; and Teachers Village, a mixed-use development in Newark, New Jersey.</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/125195125/norman-foster-s-2-world-trade-center-could-get-a-jumpstart-thanks-to-rupert-murdoch Norman Foster’s 2 World Trade Center Could Get a Jumpstart Thanks to Rupert Murdoch DianePham 2015-04-13T11:04:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T18:56:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jw/jwzbvyqcqsitpkcz.jpg" width="514" height="372" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Norman Foster&lsquo;s 88-story tower, destined for the last unoccupied site of the World Trade Center complex, could finally get the legs it needs to move forward. Media giants News Corporation and 21st Century Fox, both headed by Rupert Murdoch, are in talks with the Port Authority and developer Larry Silverstein to make the long-stalled 1,349-foot skyscraper their next home.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The move would give 2 WTC what it needs to resume construction as required by the Port Authority&mdash;namely a solid anchor tenant.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124665842/los-angeles-has-created-the-perfect-parking-sign Los Angeles has Created the Perfect Parking Sign DianePham 2015-04-06T15:11:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T21:27:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o0/o0l58rqxpyo880q6.jpg" width="514" height="249" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the quest to make parking suck less, there are apps that help you find a space, and meters where you can pay with a swipe of your credit card. But LA has launched a simple, low-tech solution to make parking better: Well-designed signage that offers no ambiguity whatsoever when it comes to where you can park, when you can park there, and how much it will cost.</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/124665848/attend-dwell-on-design-la-may-29-31 Attend Dwell on Design LA, May 29-31! Sponsor 2015-04-06T14:44:00-04:00 >2015-04-06T14:45:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xb/xb8jzs6sm9q9asir.jpg" width="514" height="198" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.dwellondesign.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dwell on Design LA</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><a href="http://www.dwellondesign.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Dwell on Design LA</strong></a>, America&rsquo;s Largest Design Event, curated by the editors of <a href="http://www.dwell.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Dwell</strong></a> magazine, returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center, May 29-31, celebrating its 10th year.&nbsp;Join 30,000+ attendees at this magnificent 3-day wonderland of modern design that will be sure to amaze, delight and inspire.</p><p>See thousands of the best modern products across five design zones including Furniture &amp; Accessories, Kitchen &amp; Bath, Design Materials, Dwell Outdoor and more. Connect with hundreds of brands such as Bugaboo, Cosentino, Hansgrohe, Lutron, Marvin Windows &amp; Doors, Miele, Panasonic, TOTO, Sunbrella and more. Check out a full list of exhibitors at this year&rsquo;s show <a href="http://www.DwellonDesign.com/directory/exhibitors" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Hear from 250+ design industry experts on three stages on topics such as Design for Humankind, Smart Tech, Resiliency, Energy 360 and more. Be sure not to miss keynote speaker, <a href="http://www.dwellondesign.com/blog/announcing-dutch-designer-marcel-wanders-dwell-designs-2015-keynote-speaker" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marcel Wanders</a> giving the keynote address on Friday May 29th and other speakers over three days in...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124454061/chatter-opening-at-the-art-institute-of-chicago-april-11 CHATTER opening at the Art Institute of Chicago - April 11 johnszot 2015-04-04T15:00:00-04:00 >2015-04-06T10:10:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u8/u8c20bwrkdxcq6l1.jpg" width="514" height="483" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architecture is a perpetual conversation between the present and the past, knowing full well that the future is listening. So what happens when this dialogue is influenced by contemporary modes of communication such as texting, Twitter, and Instagram? Chatter: Architecture Talks Back looks at the diverse contemporary methods and approaches wielded by five emerging architects: Bureau Spectacular, Erin Besler, Fake Industries Architectural Agonism, Formlessfinder, and John Szot Studio.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>CHATTER</em> is opening next weekend (April 11th) at the Art Institute of Chicago with a panel discussion featuring Jimenez Lai (Bureau Spectacular), John Szot, Chris Grimley (over,under), and Kelly Bair.&nbsp;The exhibit also features work from Iker Gil (MAS Studio and MAS Context).</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124388954/rev-robert-h-schuller-patron-of-architecture-1926-2015 Rev. Robert H. Schuller, patron of architecture, 1926-2015 Orhan Ayyüce 2015-04-03T00:25:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T14:31:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ls/lsajuv7bv31wssui.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Come as you are in the family car"</p></em><br /><br /><p>"ARTESIA, Calif. (AP) &mdash; The Rev.&nbsp;Robert H. Schuller, a California televangelist and author who beamed his upbeat messages on faith and redemption to millions of followers from his landmarkCrystal Cathedral&nbsp;only to see his empire crumble in his waning years, has died. He was 88."</p><p>The Rev. Schuller known as the pastor who invented religious marketing and branding was also a patron of architecture. He started his congregation as a rented space from Orange Drive-inTtheatre. Later, Schuller hired modernist architect <a href="http://www.ncmodernist.org/neutra.htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richard Neutra</a> who completed <a href="http://www.mattconstruction.com/images/projects/_medium/tower-WEB_Size.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Tower of Hope</a>&nbsp;in 1968 and in 1980 <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_Cathedral" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Crystal Cathedral</a> was dedicated as it was designed by Philip Johnson, a <a href="http://www.pritzkerprize.com/laureates/1979" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pritzker Prize</a>&nbsp;winning&nbsp;(its first in 1979)&nbsp;American architect. The latest addition was a <a href="http://www.mattconstruction.com/images/projects/_medium/Cryst_Cath_ext,_back_of_bldg_with_towers-WEB_SIZE.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Visitor Center</a> designed by a New York architect&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pritzkerprize.com/laureates/1984" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richar Meier</a> in 2003 who also won a Pritzker Prize in 1984.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124302165/the-fascinating-world-of-grimm-city The fascinating world of Grimm City Alexander Walter 2015-04-01T21:01:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T09:53:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eb/eb2ce92d2c8cc649b992aa19cc03d9b3.jpg" width="514" height="791" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Later this summer, London's Flea Folly Architects&mdash;Pascal Bronner &amp; Thomas Hillier&mdash;will be running a workshop in what they broadly call "narrative architecture" at the Tate Modern. "What would a town inhabited by Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder and Man Ray look like?" they ask. [...] Their own project, Grimm City, is perhaps an example of what might result.</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/124300559/paul-rudolph-heritage-foundations-taps-nc-modernist-houses-masters-gallery Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundations Taps NC Modernist Houses' Masters Gallery kimweiss 2015-04-01T20:50:00-04:00 >2015-04-01T20:54:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2w/2ws3zrrg7lr1lojm.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://t.signaledue.com/e1t/c/5/f18dQhb0S7lC8dDMPbW2n0x6l2B9nMJN7t5XX4S9QB8W2Bpw2K7dSpw8W4XHqpM56dK4Mf3n-82-02?t=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.paulrudolphheritagefoundation.org%2F&amp;si=4874025633841152&amp;pi=7509835c-a888-4ec8-8155-3cc27f1ba9ae" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation</a>&nbsp;(PRHF) in New York City has designated North Carolina Modernist Houses&rsquo; online archive as the official index for the residential work by the former dean of the Yale School of Architecture who inspired a generation of architects. &nbsp;</p><p>As the official archive,&nbsp;<a href="http://t.signaledue.com/e1t/c/5/f18dQhb0S7lC8dDMPbW2n0x6l2B9nMJN7t5XX4S9QB8W2Bpw2K7dSpw8W4XHqpM56dK4Mf3n-82-02?t=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ncmodernist.org%2F&amp;si=4874025633841152&amp;pi=7509835c-a888-4ec8-8155-3cc27f1ba9ae" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">North Carolina Modernist Houses&nbsp;</a>(NCMH) will maintain and update the&nbsp;<a href="http://t.signaledue.com/e1t/c/5/f18dQhb0S7lC8dDMPbW2n0x6l2B9nMJN7t5XX4S9QB8W2Bpw2K7dSpw8W4XHqpM56dK4Mf3n-82-02?t=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ncmodernist.org%2Frudolph&amp;si=4874025633841152&amp;pi=7509835c-a888-4ec8-8155-3cc27f1ba9ae" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Rudolph section of its archive</a>&nbsp;as houses are sold, changed, or threatened. NCMH has modified the page to add the PRHF logo, link, and connection. The Heritage Foundation is now directing visitors to the NCMH website exclusively for Rudolph-designed houses.</p><p>&ldquo;This is an innovative and groundbreaking partnership between an architecture foundation and our Masters Gallery archives,&rdquo; said NCMH Executive Director George Smart. &ldquo;We are honored to be the official site for Paul Rudolph&rsquo;s residential work, which will allow the PRHF to devote more of its resources towards protecting and saving Rudolph&rsquo;s non-residential buildings across A...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124277215/the-hole-idea-celebrates-the-simple-joys-of-creating-spontaneous-architecture "The Hole Idea" celebrates the simple joys of creating "spontaneous architecture" Justine Testado 2015-04-01T15:16:00-04:00 >2015-04-01T15:19:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lv/lvwiqhw3of4xfwq1.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architectural design can be as playful as a child's imagination and still be taken seriously. Coated in a sunny yellow and candy-colored circular openings, "The Hole Idea -- Now in Technicolor" in Winnipeg is a snow tunnel that may seem like a kids-only zone at first glance, but is an engaging installation that can spark the curiosity of anyone who is trudging by in the snow. Since it was first installed in January after winning the popular <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114590743/winners-of-warming-huts-v-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Warming Huts 2015 competition</a>, The Hole Idea has attracted visitors of all ages. The project's success continues with its recent win of an Ontario Association Of Architects Award.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/61/61daneuj756vcni3.jpg"></p><p>Designed by Toronto-based <a href="http://www.weissau.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Weiss Architecture + Urbanism</a>, the playful concept for The Hole Idea -- which was named after a 1955 Looney Tune animation of the same name -- evokes childhood memories of Saturday morning cartoons, colorful playgrounds, and building snow forts.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v1/v1l4azcv6gybx902.jpg"></p><p>The firm worked alongside Blackwell Engineering and the Canada Culvert fabrication team to complete th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124209727/un-refugee-agency-commissions-10k-ikea-designed-better-shelters UN Refugee Agency Commissions 10k Ikea-designed Better Shelters Nicholas Korody 2015-03-31T17:23:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T13:31:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t6/t6rk3wbjydbhbtcx.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ikea's line of flat-pack refugee shelters are going into production, the Swedish furniture maker announced this week, after being tested among refugee families in Ethiopia, Iraq, and Lebanon. The lightweight "Better Shelter" was developed under a partnership between the Ikea Foundation and the ...UNHCR... Each unit takes about four hours to assemble and is designed to last for 3 years &mdash; far longer than conventional refugee shelters, which last about 6 months.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s2/s2nomgxqggbe61jk.jpg"></p><p>As the Verge article notes, the announcement comes at a time when there are nearly 4 million people left without homes from the ongoing wars in Syria alone. Globally, there are 45.2 million people currently displaced by conflict and persecution according to a UNHCR <a href="http://www.unhcr.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">report</a>. And even that number doesn't account for the millions currently being displaced by drought, famine, rising sea levels, resource scarcity or other ecological disasters.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1m/1mkd091v6tthgw2t.jpg"></p><p>The Ikea Foundation's <a href="http://www.bettershelter.org/product/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Better Shelter"</a> houses comprise three individual parts: the frame, the panels, and the photo voltaic system. They can be assembled on site without any additional tools or equipment. While lightweight and transportable, the units are designed to last three years. The solar panels charge an LED light that can be used at night for four hours or to charge a mobile phone.</p><p>In an article posted last year, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/105264254/architectures-of-the-disaster" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectures of the Disaster</a>, I consider other design projects addressing the global refugee crisis.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h8/h8p1qcxe5521du5g.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kf/kf488c9dnh8v12v2.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vl/vl0t390rrdi2wjsq.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yb/ybl85n76zus6bf7h.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124138997/harnessing-the-power-of-geodesign-to-create-better-cities-and-spaces Harnessing the power of geodesign to create better cities and spaces Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-30T19:05:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T09:44:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9z/9zyaq7791jovum6v.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A major frustration across architecture and urban design professions is the Tower of Babel problem &ndash; translating data from a host of different resources into a coherent platform for designing and planning. In particular, learning how to wield geographic data is an essential part of any urban project. Accessing that information, through resources like GIS (Geographic Information Systems) is a first step for many designers, but translating it into a consistent and useful language is a whole other matter, let alone learning how to optimize its use for the many phases throughout a project&rsquo;s design and implementation.</p><p>The practice of geodesign integrates site-specific data, by means of geographic and mapping technologies, into the design process. Leveraging geographic information about a site leads to stronger evidence-based designs, and can be used for making smarter 3D city models. <a href="http://www.esri.com/about-esri/initiatives" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ESRI</a><a href="http://www.esri.com/about-esri/initiatives" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">, Inc.</a> specializes in exactly such technologies, and is working to make them useful for all design pro...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124127720/walker-art-center-goes-green-in-75-million-project Walker Art Center goes green in $75 million project b3tadine[sutures] 2015-03-30T15:37:00-04:00 >2015-03-30T19:08:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2l/2l6eag44d2svk6w3.jpg" width="514" height="292" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Positioning itself as a neighborhood green space and cultural gateway, Walker Art Center will add a new glass-walled entrance pavilion, groves of trees and acres of new grass as part of a $75 million project to be announced Tuesday.</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/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 >2015-04-05T09:49:35-04:00 <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 >2015-04-04T23:34:50-04:00 <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 >2015-04-04T23:33:08-04:00 <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 >2015-04-04T22:37:24-04:00 <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>