Archinect - News 2017-06-25T22:05:37-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150014155/renzo-piano-s-new-museum-in-spain-shuns-the-bilbao-effect Renzo Piano's new museum in Spain shuns the 'Bilbao Effect' Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-23T13:41:00-04:00 >2017-06-23T15:18:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qb/qbvxi13xeyc63w4n.jpg" width="650" height="413" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Almost 20 years since Frank Gehry&rsquo;s $100m titanium-clad Guggenheim Bilbao opened, another city on Spain&rsquo;s north coast is getting a major contemporary art centre designed by an internationally acclaimed &ldquo;starchitect&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/341/renzo-piano-building-workshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renzo Piano</a>'s first big commission in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/501/spain" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spain</a>, The Centro Bot&iacute;n, is opening today.&nbsp;The architect claims that its comparisons&nbsp;with the museum that became <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/5541/bilbao-effect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a model for culture-driven regeneration schemes worldwide</a> are too simplistic. According the president of the Fundaci&oacute;n Bot&iacute;n&rsquo;s visual arts committee, Vicente Todol&iacute;,&nbsp;the center's primary mission is to serve the local community by providing the city with appropriate cultural infrastructure.</p> <p>The 10,300 sq. m building is covered in thousands of light-diffusing ceramic tiles, prioritizing "luminosity and lightness" and making it almost invisible from the city center.&nbsp;Split into two, the structure&nbsp;houses 2,500 sq. m of galleries and a 300-seat auditorium respectively. (This compares to around 11,000 sq. m of exhibition space across 19 galleries at the Guggenheim Bilbao.) With vast amount of green space around, the museum is raised on four-meter pillars to preserve the views of the waterfront.</p> <p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/4u/4ugud5d7z30bwcy2.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/4u/4ugud5d7z30bwcy2.jpg"></a></p>Renzo Piano&rsquo;s Centro Bot&iacute;n arts centre. Photogr... http://archinect.com/news/article/150014047/screening-of-100-women-architects-in-the-studio-of-frank-lloyd-wright-on-june-28th Screening of "100 Women Architects in the Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright" on June 28th Julia Ingalls 2017-06-22T20:03:00-04:00 >2017-06-22T20:06:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f4/f4d42cnebqhvpxey.jpg" width="640" height="427" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Featuring a talk by&nbsp;Dr. Ann Rubbo on the artist and architect Marion Mahony Griffin, this screening of "A Girl is a Fellow Here: 100 Women Architects in the Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright" at the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/34491/center-for-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Center for Architecture</a> in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/160/new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York</a> on June 28th at 6 p.m. investigates Wright's history of working with women, focusing on six ladies who worked with the architect, including&nbsp;Marion Mahony Griffin, Isabel Roberts, Lois&nbsp;Gottlieb, Jane Duncombe, Eleanore Pettersen, and Read Weber. Here's a trailer for the film:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013993/archinect-sessions-bureau-spectacular-team-up-at-the-arroyo-seco-weekend-festival-this-saturday-in-pasadena Archinect Sessions & Bureau Spectacular team up at the Arroyo Seco Weekend festival this Saturday in Pasadena Paul Petrunia 2017-06-22T17:45:00-04:00 >2017-06-22T19:24:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3y/3ydn5m2e48mbnixa.jpg" width="650" height="902" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For those of you in the Los Angeles area, you are already aware of the <a href="http://arroyosecoweekend.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arroyo Seco Weekend</a> music festival, taking place in Pasadena this weekend. The festival is a new event hosted by the same people that run <a href="http://coachella.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Coachella</a>, <a href="http://deserttrip.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Desert Trip</a>, and other amazing art/music/culture events.&nbsp;</p> <p>For this inaugural festival, Archinect has teamed up with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/90423bureau-spectacular-jimenez-lai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jimenez Lai/Bureau Spectacular</a>.&nbsp;Hosted by Archinect's Paul Petrunia and Nicholas Korody, we will&nbsp;be running our 5th Next Up podcasting event inside of Bureau Spectacular's project "Field House."&nbsp;</p> <p>If you're coming to the&nbsp;festival, come by and say hi, or pull up a blanket and stick around for a few to listen to our conversations.&nbsp;<br></p> Lineup &amp; Schedule <ul><li><strong>Mimi Zeiger</strong>: 1 PM<br>Mimi Zeiger is a Los Angeles-based&nbsp;critic, editor and curator that has covered art, architecture, urbanism&nbsp;and design for a number of publications including <em>The New York Times</em>, Domus<em></em>, <em>Architectural Review</em>, and <em>Architect. </em>She&nbsp;is also author of <em>New Museums, Tiny Houses,</em>&nbsp;<em>Micro Green: Tiny&nbsp;Houses i...</em></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013933/elon-musk-unveils-his-plan-to-colonize-mars-with-a-million-humans Elon Musk unveils his plan to colonize Mars with a million humans Julia Ingalls 2017-06-22T12:37:00-04:00 >2017-06-22T15:13:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3r/3ruwkktdvv3ev6iv.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;It would be quite fun to be on Mars because you would have gravity that is about 37% of that of Earth, so you would be able to lift heavy things and bound around,&rdquo; [Elon Musk] adds, predicting that journey times could eventually be cut to 30 days.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Aside from the money, specific technology, and solid timeframe, Elon Musk has figured out a way to get to Mars. The colonization plan, which is designed to place about 1 million people on the planet in 40-100 years using a yet-to-be constructed ship that would carry 100 passengers per trip, needs more financial backers before Musk can definitively settle on a launch date. Many scientists have objected to the plan on various technological grounds, although one brought up the problem of potentially contaminating alien life forms:</p> <p><em>Prof Andrew Coates, who works on the ExoMars rover&nbsp;at University College London&rsquo;s Mullard Space&nbsp;Science Laboratory, said that the question of whether present or past life existed on Mars needed to be answered before a manned mission, which could contaminate the surface, could be considered. &ldquo;There&rsquo;s a moral imperative to keep Mars as it is for the moment. Until we&rsquo;ve conclusively answered that question we should keep our feet on the ground ... going there wou...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013819/dutch-prisons-converted-into-homes-for-refugees Dutch prisons converted into homes for refugees Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-21T18:09:00-04:00 >2017-06-21T18:09:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/78/782gfys0y5y8xtd8.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As the country&rsquo;s crime rate and prison population have steadily declined for years, dozens of correctional facilities have closed altogether. So when the number of migrants started to rise&mdash;more than 50,000 entered the Netherlands last year alone&mdash;the Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (COA) saw a solution.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Many <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/7888/prisons" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">prisons</a> in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/6769/netherlands" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Netherlands</a> have been repurposed to house <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/298862/refugees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">refugees</a> who are waiting to be granted asylum status,&nbsp;a process that&nbsp;usually takes at least six months. Free to come and go as they please, the refugees are not allowed to work but are encouraged to learn Dutch and build connections with the surrounding community. </p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013734/inside-richard-meier-s-white-walled-world Inside Richard Meier’s White-Walled World Richard Meier & Partners 2017-06-21T11:51:00-04:00 >2017-06-21T11:52:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ld/ldh9nu2g9i73cxvg.jpg" width="650" height="403" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The American architect &ndash; part of the New York Five and one of the city&rsquo;s most iconic modernists &ndash; talks to Port about his body of work and branching out from his beloved colour white</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/150013624/former-us-embassy-building-is-declared-culturally-inappropriate-for-canadian-indigenous-center Former US Embassy Building Is Declared Culturally-Inappropriate for Canadian Indigenous Center Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-20T19:20:00-04:00 >2017-06-21T13:59:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/98/98bduuzs2hjlnlf9.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Classical revival is perhaps the architectural style most identified with colonization. This building, which references Washington architecture, is a building of formal rooms, offices, and&nbsp;hierarchies, echoing structures of European authority.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This June the federal government announced that the US' former embassy building in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/354806/ottawa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ottawa</a>&nbsp;will become a space dedicated to Inuit, M&eacute;tis and First Nations communities which the task force of the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/429146/raic" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RAIC</a> finds to be a deeply inappropriate space for an Indigenous Centre. </p> <p><em>"Canada's Indigenous communities have, for too long, been forced into leftover spaces that fail to connect in any meaningful way to their cultures and unique connectivity to place" </em>says the task force, composed of about 30 mostly Indigenous architects, architectural students, interns and academics. </p> <p>Dr. Patrick Stewart, the chair of the task force suggests that the federal government should provide capital dollars for the design and construction of a structure based upon Indigenous knowledge and&nbsp;through the use of Indigenous architects. </p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013611/the-corner-of-lovecraft-and-ballard The Corner of Lovecraft and Ballard Places Journal 2017-06-20T17:22:00-04:00 >2017-06-20T17:23:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pe/peufdwfng415913u.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For Lovecraft, the ubiquitous angle between two walls is a dark gateway to the screaming abyss of the outer cosmos; for Ballard, it&rsquo;s an entry point to our own anxious psyche.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em></em>H.P. Lovecraft and J.G. Ballard both put architecture at the heart of their fiction, and both made the humble corner into a place of nightmares. Will Wiles delves into the malign interiors of their imagined worlds and&nbsp;the secret history of the spaces where walls meet.&nbsp;</p> <p><em></em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013546/a-chess-set-that-forms-the-new-york-city-skyline A chess set that forms the New York City skyline Julia Ingalls 2017-06-20T13:53:00-04:00 >2017-06-20T14:10:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/74/74yni0it0ahdihzj.jpg" width="650" height="430" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>First-name-only architects Chris and Ian of Skyline Chess have already rendered landmark buildings of London into chess pieces, and now they're trying to create a similar set of New York City, provided they receive enough funding via <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/805054982/skyline-chess-new-york-city-edition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">their Kickstarter</a>. &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/mh/mh0tvfj4u4co3i0x.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/mh/mh0tvfj4u4co3i0x.jpg"></a></p><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/pv/pvgdldfbr13hlit6.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/pv/pvgdldfbr13hlit6.jpg"></a></p><p>Each building has been carefully chosen to represent a particular chess piece. As the architects explain:&nbsp;<br></p> <p>"We gave careful consideration to selecting each piece on the board, to ensure that it both visually reflected the appropriate chess piece and also reflected the architectural status and scale of that building in the city.</p> <ul><li><strong>King</strong>&nbsp;- One World Trade Tower&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Queen</strong>&nbsp;- Empire State Building&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Bishop</strong>&nbsp;- Chrysler Building&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Knight</strong>&nbsp;- Flatiron Building&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Rook</strong>&nbsp;- Guggenheim Museum&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Pawn</strong>&nbsp;- Brownstone House"</li></ul><p>Each piece has been weighted and given a felt bottom to make them enjoyable to hold and maneuver.&nbsp;</p> <a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/u0/u08iyx8dy1626qb6.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/u0/u08iyx8dy1626qb6.jpg"></a> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013536/watch-a-century-of-downtown-l-a-s-development-in-2-minutes-of-3d-animated-renderings Watch a century of downtown L.A.'s development in 2 minutes of 3D animated renderings Julia Ingalls 2017-06-20T12:40:00-04:00 >2017-06-20T12:42:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xy/xykb9bt6rsoxwwhc.jpg" width="650" height="395" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Ever wondered when the high-rises in downtown Los Angeles were built?&nbsp;This two-minute video of animated renderings by <a href="https://www.commercialcafe.com/blog/evolution-downtown-la-visual-timeline/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Commercial Cafe</a> provides a brief history and date for most of the skyscrapers downtown, from City Hall to the Wilshire Grand, concluding with a color-coded erection sequence by decade. As the towers sprout from the soil, it's interesting to note that development has slowed considerably since its late 20th century zenith, although the tallest building west of the Mississippi did top out earlier this year:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013220/oma-s-design-for-2017-australia-s-mpavilion-is-revealed OMA's design for 2017 Australia's MPavilion is revealed Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-19T09:00:00-04:00 >2017-06-19T00:05:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8x/8xr0xjmvpq0spnha.jpg" width="650" height="459" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/582637/mpavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MPavilion</a> is an Australian architectural commission and design event that annually erects a new <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/285282/temporary-structures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">temporary</a> pavilion, designed by a&nbsp;leading international architect, in&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/230290/melbourne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Melbourne</a>&rsquo;s historic Queen Victoria Gardens.<br>This year's structure, designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/382/oma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA</a>, is inspired by ancient amphitheaters. Blurring the lines between the inside and outside &ndash; and between audience and performer, OMA's pavilion creates a flexible civic space that can function as a stage, auditorium or even a playground. <br></p> <p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/w7/w77wotambsu7ydgs.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/w7/w77wotambsu7ydgs.jpg"></a></p>Image courtesy OMA<p>Echoing the ideals of amphitheater typology, the pavilion comprises static and dynamic elements that allow for multiple configurations.<br></p> <p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/dt/dt92uc2ertrxplxa.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/dt/dt92uc2ertrxplxa.jpg"></a></p>Image courtesy OMA<p>"The pavilion&rsquo;s ground plan is shaped by two grand stands; one<br>fixed, the other movable, which together determine the setup of the performance space. The larger static grand stand is excavated from the surrounding landscape and embedded in 12 different species of indigenous plants, giving a sense of the Australian setting. The smaller gra...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150012925/mvrdv-s-ilot-queyries-blends-history-modern-sustainable-density-in-bordeaux-france MVRDV's Ilot Queyries blends history + modern sustainable density in Bordeaux, France Julia Ingalls 2017-06-16T19:10:00-04:00 >2017-06-16T19:21:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0o/0oyv5ehq9solm4ka.jpg" width="650" height="460" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>How can architects create livable, breathable spaces that not only honor the history of a region, but anticipate the global population increase? This is partly the mission of MVRDV's 300-unit residential apartment/mixed use&nbsp;Ilot Queyries, which is located adjacent to the&nbsp;ZAC Bastide-Niel masterplan East of the River Garonne, and is&nbsp;designed to create a new neighborhood that prizes density and green, sustainable features while organically integrating the history of the region.</p><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/et/etr4iqoqd4dpl5h3.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/et/etr4iqoqd4dpl5h3.jpg"></a></p>Aerial view<p>As MVRDV's Winy Mass explains, "For the Bastide Niel master plan we make an update of the European city: based on the values of the historic city that is intimate, dense and mixed, whilst at the same time proposing new objectives like sunlight for all, even on the ground floor, new energy supplies with solar panels, integrated water system and more green spaces. The concept of the cuts of the volumes is introduced here at Ilot Queyries which can be interpreted as a pilot project of the master plan Bas...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013040/riba-to-celebrate-women-in-the-field-by-remembering-trailblazer-ethel-charles-the-first-woman-to-join-the-organization RIBA to celebrate women in the field by remembering trailblazer Ethel Charles, the first woman to join the organization Nicholas Korody 2017-06-16T12:39:00-04:00 >2017-06-16T12:39:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/39/39dm509j47jndo4j.jpg" width="650" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the turn of the century, women were rare in the field of architecture&mdash;something that, while certainly improved, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149897681/why-international-women-s-day-matters-for-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">remains</a> a deeply unfortunate reality of the profession that urgently requires attention and remediation.</p><p>A notable exception was Ethel Mary Charles, the first women to join the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/9592/riba" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Royal Institute of British Architects</a> (RIBA), helping pave the way for the thousands of women who&rsquo;ve followed in her footsteps. On July 5, 2017, RIBA celebrates Charles with #EthelDay, a day of international social media campaigning to recognize the indelible mark that women have left in the field since her day.</p><p>RIBA encourages everyone to share a picture of a film of a woman architect you find inspiring (and/or one of their designs), with the hashtag #EthelDay.</p><p>&ldquo;I encourage architects, students and their educators, design professionals and enthusiasts from around the world to join me in celebrating the contribution of women in architecture,&rdquo; states Jane Duncan, RIBA President and founder of Interna...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150012972/machines-don-t-care-a-conversation-about-exhibit-columbus-s-student-built-structures Machines Don't Care; A Conversation about Exhibit Columbus's Student-Built Structures Paul Petrunia 2017-06-15T19:24:00-04:00 >2017-06-15T19:24:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nr/nrhntc6lxgixifvt.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Today&rsquo;s show follows up on <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149971254/no-sage-on-stage-exhibit-columbus-shines-loving-light-on-indiana-s-architectural-hotspot-on-archinect-sessions-83" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions episode </a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149971254/no-sage-on-stage-exhibit-columbus-shines-loving-light-on-indiana-s-architectural-hotspot-on-archinect-sessions-83" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">83</a>, when we discussed this first year of <a href="http://exhibitcolumbus.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Exhibit Columbus</a>. The inaugural exhibition of Exhibit Columbus opens this summer, on August 26, and will include <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150012751/at-exhibit-columbus-students-get-a-chance-to-test-their-ideas-in-the-real-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">six built structures, designed by teams from six different Midwestern universities</a>, investigating the built environment of Columbus. On today&rsquo;s show, we will be discussing these projects along with Joshua Coggeshall and Janice Shimizu from the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/17716/ball-state-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ball State University</a> team, and Martin Summers from the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/11064/university-of-kentucky" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Kentucky</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150012751/at-exhibit-columbus-students-get-a-chance-to-test-their-ideas-in-the-real-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/x5/x55o9pjh1k327fl9.gif"></a></p><p>Listen to "Machines Don't Care":</p><ul></ul><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>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>:&nbsp;subscribe&nbsp;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-103.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150012865/oda-s-new-condo-building-15-renwick-street-combats-cold-modernism ODA's new condo building 15 Renwick Street "combats cold modernism" Julia Ingalls 2017-06-15T13:41:00-04:00 >2017-06-15T13:41:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/li/li2xlsiii94a7cwj.jpg" width="650" height="867" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The dark, quasi-Victorian corridors of ODA's 31-unit apartment building on New York City's Renwick Street are a purposeful nod toward British-born James Renwick, 19th century scientist and engineer, after which the street is named. The contrast between the portrait-clad hallways and the light, modern rooms they adjoin is striking; the two spaces almost seem to be from two entirely different buildings.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8r/8rvdzgz1xvka53zu.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fb/fbg9yy58oy0j4bwx.jpg"></p><p>However, as an alliterative press release notes, ODA is purposefully trying to "combat the cold modernism of so much contemporary construction" and the architects appear to succeed, primarily because the interiors don't shy away from texture. While the clean lines and unabashed abstract geometry of the modern canon are prominent here, so is an emphasis on not obscuring or disguising the composition of the materials.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mq/mqygrkfqwcwihzs9.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pw/pwur9w4h0f0fyt86.jpg"></p><p>The wood grain, both on the kitchen cabinets and the polished floors, is prominent. Instead of a soulless cradle of anonymous perfection, the dwelling spaces are rooted firm...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150012669/tomorrow-art-share-l-a-to-unveil-their-redesign-by-lorcan-o-herlihy-architects Tomorrow — Art Share L.A. to unveil their redesign by Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects Justine Testado 2017-06-14T13:56:00-04:00 >2017-06-14T14:01:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3d/3dn8imsd0qb8p396.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/LOHA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects</a> teamed up with notable non-profit <a href="http://artsharela.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art Share L.A.</a> to redesign the group's creative art space at the corner of 4th Street and Hewitt, in Downtown Los Angeles' Arts District. Art Share L.A. will officially reveal the new design during an open house tomorrow night, June 15 from 7-10 p.m.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9o/9of3hfb4os8oh4gv.jpg"><br><em>Photo via Art Share L.A.</em></p><p>The open house event will feature a talk by<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150010962/archinect-lax-det-mini-sessions-a-conversation-with-architect-lorcan-o-herlihy-about-his-approach-to-architecture-and-urban-design-in-la-and-detroit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Lorcan O'Herlihy</a>, exhibitions, poetry, and performances. Event is free, but space is limited. RSVP&nbsp;<a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-house-discovering-art-share-la-tickets-34582662675" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Here's a quick peek of LOHA's redesign.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mi/mi3nwhgs5wism86h.jpg"><br><em>Entrance. Rendering courtesy Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects.</em></p><p>The redesign for the colorful 28,000 square-foot building features a more flexible, open reconfiguration of&nbsp;galleries, classrooms, a theater, and other multi-functional spaces with live-work studios.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ie/ientcuhm4buscdjs.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1t/1tj6j0my3nqp9je1.jpg"><br><em>Galleries.&nbsp;Renderings courtesy Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c9/c9rjaunbhy2mm6hm.jpg"><br><em>Theater.&nbsp;Rendering courtesy Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9m/9mikwmsklkkxekxd.jpg"><br><em>Proposed plan. Courtesy Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects.</em></p><p>In case you missed it, listen to Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150010962/archinect-lax-det-mini-sessions-a-conversation-with-architect-lorcan-o-herlihy-about-his-approach-to-architecture-and-urban-design-in-la-and-detroit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recent...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150012439/man-writes-91-songs-about-the-washington-d-c-metro-system Man Writes 91 Songs About the Washington, D.C. Metro System Julia Ingalls 2017-06-13T17:28:00-04:00 >2017-06-13T17:29:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nf/nfsv70p0d8ruul9o.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It took six years, but every subway station in the Washington, D.C. area is now immortalized in song. For musician Jason Mendelson, it&rsquo;s his magnum opus.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Magentic Fields wrote 69 songs about love; professional tax manager and sometime musician Jason Mendelson has managed to record 91 songs about the Washington, D.C. Metro system, with one song for each subway stop.&nbsp;</p><p><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/fq/fq026tfut0l7en76.jpg"></p>Map of the Washington, D.C. Metro.<p>While music critics will not be equating these two works anytime soon, it's rare for an entire transportation system to be memorialized in song (although <a href="https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tg2EbJy-9dc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">[Get Your Kicks On] Route 66</a>,&nbsp;along with Kraftwerk's <a href="https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gChOifUJZMc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Autobahn</a>, come to mind). It's worth noting that Mendelson doesn't play favorites: in the video accompanying the article, he proclaims that "There are no boring commuter stops."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150012110/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-06-13T03:30:00-04:00 >2017-06-23T11:31:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fj/fjdreb9d292ifm03.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As we move into the third week of the <a href="http://bustler.net/events/9358/london-festival-of-architecture-2017" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London Festival of Architecture</a>, the city is certainly not slowing down in its love for the built environment.&nbsp;Get involved in this week's workshops and exhibitions, which range from drawing London's skyline to eating it.&nbsp;</p><p>Don't miss your very last chance&nbsp;to visit <a href="http://bustler.net/events/search/mies/9087/mies-van-der-rohe-james-stirling-circling-the-square" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Circling the Square</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150000966/review-the-japanese-house-architecture-and-life-after-1945-at-barbican-centre" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Japanese House</a> before they close.</p><p>You can check out all of the best London Festival of Architecture events <a href="http://bustler.net/events/tags/london-festival-of-architecture/27015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>, and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150010961/archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s&nbsp;latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/hu/hu4w15htphjsvj3q.jpg"><br><em>Image: HCMA Architecture + Design</em></p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9398/night-time-is-the-right-time" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Night Time Is The Right Time | Until 15 August</a></strong></p><p>In collaboration with the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746233/sadiq-khan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mayor of London</a>, this exhibition and event programme by the The Built Environment Trust explores our city after-hours. Looking at a range of reasons to be up after the sun, including social media and essential maintenance works, the exhibition will question the need and the potential of developing cities to work on a 24-hour basis.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/rz/rzv2ay7xy3luhikz.jpg"><br><em>Image: Anna Parker</em></p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9509/beyond-borders-architecture-open" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beyond...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150012154/ho-chi-minh-city-s-historic-architecture-is-quickly-disappearing Ho Chi Minh City′s historic architecture is quickly disappearing Alexander Walter 2017-06-12T17:38:00-04:00 >2017-06-12T17:42:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/55/55zlmpbwka6uhglz.jpg" width="650" height="394" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Others are concerned the demolition of its famed French architectural gems will render Ho Chi Minh City indistinguishable from other Asian megacities. "In the 1960s and 1970s it was very much French, but now it's very Americanized, McDonald's on every corner," said Hiep Nguyen, born in Ho City Minh City and author of several books on its architectural history.&nbsp; "A streetscape without a story has no value," he added.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"City officials are now writing a nine-point plan to classify buildings and mark some for protection," <em>DW</em> writes, "but admit such a huge task could take years to be implemented."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150011464/watch-this-time-lapse-construction-video-of-herzog-de-meuron-s-jenga-like-56-leonard-in-nyc Watch this time-lapse construction video of Herzog + de Meuron's Jenga-like 56 Leonard in NYC Julia Ingalls 2017-06-08T12:43:00-04:00 >2017-06-08T12:43:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fq/fqmpyyw5ubczpo1m.jpg" width="650" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With a series of jutting balconies and abrupt offsets, the Herzog + De Meuron-designed 56 Leonard, described by the architects as "houses stacked in the sky,"&nbsp;is one of the more aesthetically adventuresome luxury condo towers to rise in New York City. This time-lapse video, replete with what the developers apparently feel is an inspiring musical soundtrack, shows the construction of the Jenga-like building over a period of a little under two years, from&nbsp;March 2014 to December 2016:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010962/archinect-lax-det-mini-sessions-a-conversation-with-architect-lorcan-o-herlihy-about-his-approach-to-architecture-and-urban-design-in-la-and-detroit Archinect LAX >< DET Mini Sessions; A Conversation With Architect Lorcan O'Herlihy About His Approach to Architecture and Urban Design in LA and Detroit Paul Petrunia 2017-06-06T15:57:00-04:00 >2017-06-06T21:45:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/27/2726pwc72y2o5rt3.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Today we finish off our series of conversations, or "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/666774/mini-sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mini-Sessions</a>", with architects and designers in&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/1322/los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/12263/detroit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Detroit</a>, sharing our conversation with Lorcan O'Herlihy. Lorcan is an Irish-American architect, with offices in Los Angeles and Detroit. His recently published book, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149982007/lorcan-o-herlihy-architects-pumps-up-the-volume-with-amplified-urbanism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amplified Urbanism, was recently reviewed on Archinect</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Where did you grow up?</strong></p> <p>I was born in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/175586/dublin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dublin Ireland</a> and I came here at a very young age to Los Angeles. I was two years old. My family was in the film business. My dad was a film actor so my early years was traveling extensively between the United States and Europe. I went back to Ireland at the age of eight and went to school there through 15, my formative years were spent in Dublin. I came back here at the age of 15 and began studying architecture in university when I was 16.</p> <p><strong>Sixteen is so young to be starting architecture!</strong></p> <p>I was 16 years old as a freshman at University. I was extremely green.</p> <p><strong>Where was that?</strong></p> <p>I have an MA in History and Theory from the <a href="http://archinect.com/architectural-association" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ar...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150011099/moma-celebrates-frank-lloyd-wright-s-150th-birthday-with-comprehensive-exhibition-of-his-archives MoMA celebrates Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th birthday with comprehensive exhibition of his archives Julia Ingalls 2017-06-06T13:58:00-04:00 >2017-06-07T23:36:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gx/gx8by9g0t0sx8s8p.jpg" width="650" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If you've ever wanted to see the original physical model of the Guggenheim Museum in New York City in person, you're in the luck: starting June 12th (with a <a href="https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PTPCjXJXX90&amp;feature=youtu.be" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">live-streamed press preview on June 8th, which you can watch here</a>), the Museum of Modern Art will display its Frank Lloyd Wright archive to celebrate the legendary architect's 150th birthday. <em>Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive</em>, which includes drawings, building fragments, never before seen photographs, film clips and other iconic leavings, will be publicly viewable until October 1st. (PS: For further Frank Lloyd Wright coverage, keep your eyes peeled: Archinect is working on some special pieces for FLW's actual birthday, June 8th.)</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150011089/harvard-withdraws-acceptance-offers-from-students-who-created-offensive-memes Harvard withdraws acceptance offers from students who created offensive memes Julia Ingalls 2017-06-06T12:36:00-04:00 >2017-06-07T18:40:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g8/g869piz7yqddg65q.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Students sent each other memes and other images mocking sexual assault, the Holocaust, and the deaths of children, according to screenshots of the chat obtained by The Crimson. Some of the messages joked that abusing children was sexually arousing, while others had punchlines directed at specific ethnic or racial groups. One called the hypothetical hanging of a Mexican child &ldquo;pi&ntilde;ata time.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Ten students who managed to beat out nearly 38,000 others to gain admission to Harvard lost their chance to attend the university after sharing offensive online memes in a private Facebook chat. After discovering the memes, which ironically were traded over a platform designed by a former alumnus over a decade ago, the College withdrew the students' offers of admission, upholding the institution's strong commitment to ethics. &nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010961/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-06-06T03:30:00-04:00 >2017-06-05T17:22:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qa/qaepiqpfa363v1u1.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Week two of the <a href="http://bustler.net/events/9358/london-festival-of-architecture-2017" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London Festival of Architecture</a>, and the pace is ramping up. Expect to find yourself in an internal war when deciding on what to do on Saturday - Architectural Yoga, or watching 'Boris Bike' racing&hellip;</p><p>&nbsp;There are plenty of workshops and exhibitions to go to, especially over the weekend, and many exhibitions and open studios throughout the week. The vast majority are free, and are 'drop-in', so what are you waiting for?</p><p>&nbsp;You can check out all of the best London Festival of Architecture events <a href="http://bustler.net/events/tags/london-festival-of-architecture/27015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>, and&nbsp;<a href="archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s&nbsp;latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/m5/m52nnumslvrl6tbb.jpg"><br><em>Image: Sinclair Johnston</em></p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9473/smellery-of-smithfield" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Smellery of Smithfield | Until 2 July</a></strong></p><p>Until July, catch this 'smellscape' at the Smithfield (a place which is already locally known for its distinctive odour), to explore how smells can unlock memory. Local stories and histories will also be included in this olfactory installation.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ms/mswzzndarwpx8us2.jpg"><em>Image: Footprints of London</em></p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9498/once-there-was-a-church" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Once there was a Church | 7 June</a></strong></p><p>This walking tour will...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010966/urban-arts-collective-to-kick-off-2017-hip-hop-architecture-camps-for-under-represented-youth Urban Arts Collective to kick off 2017 Hip Hop Architecture Camps for under-represented youth Justine Testado 2017-06-05T18:26:00-04:00 >2017-06-05T18:28:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/88/88qbymp6k7ynnkop.jpg" width="650" height="455" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Non-profit organization <a href="http://www.urbanartscollective.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban Arts Collective</a> is about to kick off their 2017 youth Hip Hop Architecture Camp, a one-week experience that introduces under-represented youth to architecture, urban planning, and economic development &mdash; all through the lens of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/161531/hip-hop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">hip hop culture</a> and its historic relationship with the built environment.</p><p>Designed for middle school and high school kids, camps take place in Los Angeles, Austin, Atlanta, and Detroit through August. Youngsters will get to work with architecture and design professionals, community activists, and hip hop artists to form their own visions for their communities, including building physical and digital models, and having fun creating their own hip hop architecture track and music video summarizing their designs.</p><p>It's no surprise that the camp has received overwhelming interest, so potential participants must apply for the limited spaces available in each city.&nbsp;You can find the application forms for each location and further info at&nbsp;<a href="http://hiphoparchitecture.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">hip...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010268/improbable-transformations-of-a-venezuelan-architectural-icon-as-reported-by-citylab Improbable transformations of a Venezuelan architectural icon, as reported by CityLab Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-02T20:53:00-04:00 >2017-06-04T12:12:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/74/747p5e8ilflsxk88.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sometimes called a tropical Babel, the one-time symbol of the country&rsquo;s progress wound up converted into a prison and, according to some of its former inmates, a torture center for political prisoners.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Helicoide's design was initiated in mid-fifties, the times of Venezuela's economic prosperity. Grandiose, ambitious and strange, the project proposed a first drive-through mall with over 300 stores, a car showroom, gas station, car wash and even a repair shop. However, the building's destiny, was much more complex and chaotic than originally planned. Its long transformation from the intended techno-utopia to a functioning prison is regarded by many as a cruel irony symbolic of the country's's dramatically unstable political climate.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010616/rotterdam-based-concept-store-groos-gets-a-revamp-from-mvrdv Rotterdam-based concept store Groos gets a revamp from MVRDV Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-02T17:17:00-04:00 >2017-06-02T17:17:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/by/bythbfdmxpt93r7j.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The new store will focus on high-end Dutch design, art, and collaborations, yet still stay true to its original concept: to promote the local, multidisciplinary talent from Rotterdam to a wide audience.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/205993/rotterdam" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rotterdam</a> concept store, Groos has moved to a bigger and more dynamic 300m2 space located at the historic Het Industriegebouw. The new stores' identity designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/327/mvrdv" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MVRDV</a> restoring the existing facade and interior to its original industrial roots."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hy/hyfzhn9ntjl3iu1p.jpg"></p><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/6769/netherlands" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dutch</a>&nbsp;concept&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/162452/store-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">store</a>'s new location will focus more on high-end design, art, and collaborations with a range of creatives.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y2/y2c828wfr5slxx2v.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i2/i2ivgtohkhv2tm5d.jpg"></p><p>A large custom-built cabinet accommodates Groos' changing program by preserving maximum floor space.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5n/5nz2tpdyirwsptya.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k7/k7a90pi1hbmec2eb.jpg"></p><p>Some of the other highlights include a display of original artworks on a bright pink wall, and a mint green candy counter designed by&nbsp;<a href="http://sabinemarcelis.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sabine Marcelis</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4c/4c6ffjtcviu9gp6f.jpg"></p><p>Tjeerd Hendriks, Groos co-founder, said:</p><p><em>"As the store and city evolved, it seemed right for us to take the next step as well.&rdquo; says Groos co-founder, Tjeerd Hendriks &ldquo;We started out in Het Schieblock in an up-and-coming neighborhood with minimum funds and now we are moving to a monumental and historical building with world renowned Architects, MVRDV as our neighbors, and ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010473/a-surprisingly-classical-look-for-google-s-london-hq-from-heatherwick-studio-big A surprisingly classical look for Google's London HQ from Heatherwick Studio + BIG Julia Ingalls 2017-06-01T20:14:00-04:00 >2017-06-04T11:43:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gy/gy1kioz352vg93yp.jpg" width="650" height="504" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Back in 2015, the 11-storey, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/69207772allford-hall-monaghan-morris-ahmm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AHMN</a>-designed scheme for Google's headquarters was deemed "too boring" by Google CEO Larry Page. Heatherwick Studio and BIG were brought in to add some pizazz to what was an admittedly fairly straightforward, boxy design. Today's freshly unveiled renderings show a more visually nuanced building than their predecessor, but the structure does not push design boundaries in the overt way that many associate with BIG and Heatherwick.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3q/3qvxuj46lu23axh6.jpg"></p><p>Indeed, the abundance of bordered, angled bay windows creates the effect of a colonnade; viewed from the exterior, the building resembles a kind of Parthenon mash-up. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows and a roof garden quickly place the building in its modern context, but this is a building that takes pains to join a conversation, not start one.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9u/9uqas5swhmzgzx3x.jpg"></p><p>Thomas Heatherwick explained in a statement that "The area is a fascinating collision of diverse building types and spaces and I can't help but love this mix of massive railway stations, roads...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010380/off-centred-considerations-in-the-urban-age-review-of-monu-26-by-federico-ortiz Off-centred Considerations in the Urban Age: Review of MONU #26 by Federico Ortiz MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2017-06-01T14:02:00-04:00 >2017-06-01T14:02:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hh/hh32w32djcsch5pd.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since 2004, MONU has been working towards the disentanglement and collective understanding of the process of global urbanization. With its latest issue, the magazine seems to demonstrate, and at the same time question, the nature of this process, characterizing it primarily as one of decentralizing urbanization. By Federico Ortiz</p></em><br /><br /><p>In a world undergoing a process of constant urbanization, which appears to cover the entirety of our planet&rsquo;s surface, we have become familiar with the idea of living in the &ldquo;Urban Age&rdquo; and with statistics that predict, for example, that by 2030 60% of the world&rsquo;s population will live in cities. Since 2004, MONU has been working towards the disentanglement and collective understanding of the process of global urbanization. With its latest issue, the magazine seems to demonstrate, and at the same time question, the nature of this process, characterizing it primarily as one of decentralizing urbanization.<br><br>With as many diverse perspectives as collaborators, MONU #26 DECENTRALISED URBANISM probably originated in a triggering question: Are cities like London, New York and Paris, with their centralizing power, the ones to blame for Brexit, Trump, and Marine Le Pen? These elections revealed the power of the underestimated peripheral (suburban, <em>rurban</em> and rural) populations, as well as expos...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010211/archinect-lax-det-mini-sessions-a-conversation-with-architect-academic-andrew-zago Archinect LAX >< DET Mini Sessions; A Conversation with Architect/Academic Andrew Zago Paul Petrunia 2017-05-31T16:03:00-04:00 >2017-06-01T13:42:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/ad/adr9jo625aofzf42.gif" width="2000" height="2000" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week we are releasing a series of conversations, or "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/666774/mini-sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mini-Sessions</a>", with architects and designers in&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/1322/los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/12263/detroit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Detroit</a>, in partnership with the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ladesignfestival.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles Design Festival</a>. The festival will be taking place in Downtown LA from June 8 to 11th. Today we're sharing my conversation with&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/4055/zago-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andrew Zago</a>, LA-based architect and educator. We talk about growing up in Detroit, early inspirations, working on <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150006893/want-to-live-in-thom-mayne-s-iconic-sixth-street-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thom Mayne&rsquo;s iconic Sixth Street House</a>, his so-called unusual early work in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111277679/vertical-studio-at-sci-arc-proposes-a-hybrid-brothel-child-care-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jeff Kipnis</a>, and his approach and thoughts on the current state of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/category/89/academia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architectural education</a>.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>If you&rsquo;re able to attend the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ladesignfestival.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA Design Festival</a>, make sure to check out the&nbsp;live panel, titled&nbsp;<a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lax-det-tickets-33874062232" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LAX &gt;&lt; DET</a>, discussing the connection between LA and Detroit, a collaboration with the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.detroitdesignfestival.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Detroit Design Festival</a>&nbsp;and the <a href="http://laforum.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">L.A. Forum for Architecture and Design</a>. The event will be taking place on June 10th, from 2-4pm at&nbsp;<a href="http://rowdtla.com/offices/777-s-alameda-st/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ROW DTLA</a>&nbsp;777 Alameda Street, and will include Edwin Chan, Chris Denson,&nbsp;Lorcan O&rsquo;Herlihy, and Eileen Lee.</p>...