Archinect - News 2014-04-24T22:11:14-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/98619449/in-memoriam-pritzker-winner-hans-hollein-dies-at-age-80 In memoriam: Pritzker winner Hans Hollein dies at age 80 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-24T17:34:00-04:00 >2014-04-24T17:54:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/st/st6zmdfvr0y95j60.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Austrian architect and designer Hans Hollein, a winner of the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize whose work ranged from big museums through tiny shops to furniture and sunglasses, has died. He was 80. [...] He won the 1985 Pritzker Prize for his work, which often included touches of fancy, such as bronze-clad palm trees in a Vienna travel agency.</p></em><br /><br /><p>RIP Hans Hollein (1934 - 2014), independent architect, artist and professor.</p><p>From 1976-2002, Hollein served as a professor at the University of Applied Art in Vienna, where he was also Dean of the Architecture department. He also held professorships at Yale University, Washington University in St. Louis, University of California, Los Angeles, and Ohio State University. According to Dorothea Apovnik, a spokeswoman for Hollein's family, he died in Vienna after a long illness.</p><p>The following is a selection of Hollein's work, including his Museum f&uuml;r Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt am Main and Haas-Haus in Vienna.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vr/vrjfxm11shtymgex.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gb/gbyxfy6v10avfkkc.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ik/ik20b11wky7aor46.jpg"></p><p>Additional images of Hollein's earlier work are available <a href="http://mikasavela.tumblr.com/post/12235523367/early-and-small-by-hans-hollein" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a> has begun <a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/98609127/hans-hollein-rip" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a thread in the forum</a> honoring Hollein, discussing his life and work.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98609735/robert-moses-vs-jane-jacobs-the-opera Robert Moses vs. Jane Jacobs: The Opera Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-24T16:27:00-04:00 >2014-04-24T16:27:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9d/9de9031440a95153dde47468b552ac3c.jpg" width="514" height="396" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's the urban planning equivalent of Rinaldo. Except instead of the siege of Jerusalem, it's the battle for Greenwich Village. The legendary 1960s struggle pitted planning czar Robert Moses against neighborhood activist Jane Jacobs. Moses wanted to make the city easily navigable by car [...] But the powerful planner met his match when he proposed an expressway through Lower Manhattan. Though she had little institutional support, Jacobs built a citizen coalition that ultimately defeated Moses.</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/98105950/out-of-shenzhen-catalog-1-of-the-los-angeles-biennale-of-architecture-urbanism Out of Shenzhen: Catalog #1 of the Los Angeles Biennale of Architecture/Urbanism Archinect 2014-04-24T12:42:00-04:00 >2014-04-24T19:52:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e6/e6ssc355kdjkzg26.jpg" width="514" height="540" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Was it:</em></p><p><em>Possible for a group of architects, artists, educators, writers, publishers to fly to Shenzhen and start a dialog and call it a Los Angeles Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, a.k.a. LAB A/U? (Yes)&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>A first for architecture and urbanism for Los Angeles? (Yes)</em></p><p><em>Possible to bee line the assumptions, suspicions, silent treatments and doubts? (Yes)&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>Real? (Yes)&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>Possible to talk about the aura of a city via on the road biennale? (Yes)&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>And...</em></p><p><em>Could the nomads' opinion be harnessed? (No)</em><br>&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><br><em>LAB A/U did not happened in a vacuum even though it seemed that way. The participants, hosts and audience have thought so.</em></p><p><em>Is this a one time deal? (No)&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>Can I join when it convenes again? (No , you need to be curated)&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>Does it cost to participate? (No)&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>Will LAB A/U continue indefinitely (Yes, there are no plans to shut it down at the moment)&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>Will it be always nomadic? (Yes, even when it is in LA)</em></p><p><em>Is its nomadism in spirit or action? (Both)&nbsp;</em><br>&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><br><em>Will it be critical and threatening? (Yes, but it will be promot...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98562050/richard-serra-is-the-first-artist-to-receive-the-president-s-medal-from-the-architectural-league-of-new-york Richard Serra is the first artist to receive the President's Medal from the Architectural League of New York Justine Testado 2014-04-23T17:44:00-04:00 >2014-04-23T21:28:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2u/2u9eldfknb05awq3.jpg" width="514" height="399" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Known for his large-scale sheet-metal sculptures, Richard Serra will be the first artist to receive the President's Medal from the <a href="http://archleague.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League of New York</a>. As the highest honor from the League, the Medal is presented by the organization's president and Board of Directors to an individual in recognition of a significant body of work in architecture, design, urbanism, or art.</p><p>Serra will formally receive the medal on May 6 during a dinner at the Metropolitan Club in New York. Emily Rauh Pulitzer (early Serra patron and Founder and Chairman of The Pulitzer Foundation) as well as architects Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi (designers of Seattle&#700;s Olympic Sculpture Park that features the major Serra work <em>Wake</em>) will be present at the event to give brief remarks on Serra and his work.</p><p>Here's more detail from the Architectural League:</p><p>"In presenting this award, the League honors Richard Serra for contributions his work makes to the way we think about space, viewer and object, site, an...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98513147/philip-johnson-was-a-nazi-propagandist Philip Johnson Was a Nazi Propagandist Archinect 2014-04-22T21:28:00-04:00 >2014-04-24T12:45:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b9/b9642eec233e55a9dfbdc2367a5c2927.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Philip Johnson was a terrible, hateful human being. And he wasn't just some casual Nazi sympathizer whispering, "maybe Hitler has some good ideas" in shadowy bars, either. He actively campaigned for Nazi causes in the U.S. and around the world. Johnson visited Germany in the 1930s at the invitation of the government's Propaganda Ministry. He wrote numerous articles for far right publications. He started a fascist organization called the Gray Shirts in the United States...</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/98496231/timea-tihanyi-s-constructs-not-printed-made Timea Tihanyi's Constructs - Not Printed, Made Donna Sink 2014-04-22T21:12:00-04:00 >2014-04-23T12:52:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k2/k2ef380bnchk07ka.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>...the little structures will remind you of every last thing: foreclosed houses...the Olympic stadium in Beijing...the Colosseum, the crumbling ruins next door to the Colosseum. Each building maps a path through Tihanyi's mind, and yours. You visit every teeny room...climb every ladder...Then you return to your big self, looking down on layers of sheen and pale color emanating from the surfaces, as if layers of translucent skin have been laid on top of flesh. How could you not love these?</p></em><br /><br /><p>Art critic Jen Graves (a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize ultimately won by<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98041785/inquirer-s-architecture-critic-inga-saffron-wins-pulitzer-prize-for-criticism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Inga Saffron</a>) reviews the tiny building-like constructions made by artist Timea Tihanyis.&nbsp; But while architecture aficionados will find these little structures initially reminiscent of 3D printed models, their laborious, fragile craftsmanlike construction reveals them as being made of Merleau -Ponty's "<a href="http://sensualanimist.com/2012/04/13/phenomenology-of-perception-maurice-merleau-ponty/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the flesh of the world</a>".&nbsp; In other words (fighting words?), revealing them to be much more like architecture.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98493806/the-space-of-poetry-exhibition-in-boston-examines-the-built-environment-of-poetry “The Space of Poetry” exhibition in Boston examines the built environment of poetry Justine Testado 2014-04-22T13:25:00-04:00 >2014-04-23T12:52:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/93/93jhnhsoczaq2d09.jpg" width="514" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Who knew that architecture could let you perceive poetry in a new angle or two. Currently at Boston Architectural College's 951 Boylston Street Building until May 1, "The Space of Poetry" exhibition reveals the intricate ties between the written art form and architectural history, theory, and design &mdash; all by Cara Armstrong, a trained architect and poet who works as an educator, writer, and illustrator.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As an exhibition extra, the gallery is inviting everyone to a free talk on April 30 at 5 p.m. We can be sure this won't be like your typical poetry analysis class.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wv/wvn23ncvai87gk2x.jpg"></p><p>"The exhibition delves into the space of poetry by bringing it together with architecture history, theory and design, encouraging viewers to look critically at poetic construction and promoting a more evocative understanding of architecture and writing...</p><p>Using the lens of architecture and art, [Armstrong] visually considers story, structure, music, and imagination as building blocks. Then, through architectural analysis techniques such as solid/void analysis and diagramming, she translates individual poems into a set of spatial relationships that becomes art in its own right. This allows the work of poets such as John Donne, Jean Valentine, and Jane Mead to converse across time and brings to light similarities in form, structure, and meaning."</p><p>Find more details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_space_of_poetry_exhibition_in_boston_examines_the_built_environmen1/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98492592/watch-the-only-extant-footage-of-union-station-s-1939-opening Watch the Only Extant Footage of Union Station's 1939 Opening Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-22T12:55:00-04:00 >2014-04-23T12:52:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e7/e72jmwxaa709s4x1.jpg" width="514" height="375" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It was 75 years ago&mdash;the year Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz were released and World War II began&mdash;that Los Angeles's lovely Union Station first opened for business. There was a big Downtown celebration on May 3, 1939 to mark the opening of what is viewed as the nation's last great rail station, and Ward Kimball, an award-winning Disney animator and part-time rail nerd (one of Disney's Nine Old Men and the man who created Tweedledee/Tweedledum and Jiminy Cricket), filmed the occasion.</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/98439454/nyc-architecture-firm-launches-large-balloon-over-the-city-to-collect-building-height-data NYC architecture firm launches large balloon over the city to collect building height data Archinect 2014-04-21T14:59:00-04:00 >2014-04-24T06:00:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/th/thxyo98kespufslw.jpg" width="514" height="316" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The NYPD said the balloon would remain aloft for about nine hours Sunday in lower Manhattan and more than 13 hours Monday in Midtown. Police said the balloon will be about 800 feet in the air as it collects data for a private architecture firm conducting height surveys of Manhattan buildings.</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/98435205/nyc-chief-city-planner-amanda-burden-on-public-space-and-densification NYC chief city planner Amanda Burden on public space and densification Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-21T13:07:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T16:28:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xk/xkww242yn2k1pe1m.jpg" width="376" height="600" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If there is any one lesson that I have learned in my life as a city planner, it is that public spaces have power. It's not just the number of people using them, it's the even greater number of people who feel better about their city just knowing that they are there. Public space can change how you live in a city, how you feel about a city, whether you choose one city over another, and public space is one of the most important reasons why you stay in a city.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Amanda Burden served as New York City's chief planner under Mayor Bloomberg, leading such revitalization projects as the High Line and Brooklyn's waterfront. You can watch the full TED talk below, or read the complete transcript <a href="http://www.ted.com/talks/amanda_burden_how_public_spaces_make_cities_work/transcript" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98265346/an-interview-with-man-behind-the-stealing-banksy-auction An interview with man behind the “Stealing Banksy?” auction Alexander Walter 2014-04-18T14:37:00-04:00 >2014-04-18T17:16:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4c/4c0b54bf777ef6a1b997a07e37340276.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Next week in London, The Sincura Group will be holding a similar auction of street pieces formally by Banksy. That&rsquo;s the same company that last year successfully sold the Banksy &ldquo;Slave Labour&rdquo; wall at auction for just over $1 million. They&rsquo;ve titled their auction Stealing Banksy? and it will include approximately 18 works, at least 7 of which are street pieces formally by Banksy that have been removed from their original locations, some of them specifically removed for this sale.</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/98261110/sou-fujimoto-discusses-limbo-dichotomies-and-nature-in-his-architecture Sou Fujimoto discusses limbo, dichotomies and nature in his architecture Natalie Hein 2014-04-18T13:47:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T21:16:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/56/56tps3f280egmqop.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This past Tuesday, The Architectural League of New York hosted a lecture at Cooper Union by architect Sou Fujimoto, entitled &ldquo;Between Nature and Architecture&rdquo;. Despite the great number of practitioners and students in attendance (almost a full-house), the event felt more like an intimate conversation with the architect, as he shared his unique brand of architectural investigation. Each project he presented helped substantiate his lifelong interest in blurring the boundaries of established architectural conceptions. Fujimoto explained that he is inspired by dissolving such falsely dichotomous themes as: nature and architecture, the house and the city, complexity and simplicity, or inside and outside, in order to examine the new possibilities that exist &ldquo;in between.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1y/1y8esce8bbx8agi9.jpg"></p><p>The lecture progressed rather linearly, tracing his practice's themes from their conceptual foundation in his &ldquo;younger ideas&rdquo; through to their mature forms. As he talked us through some of his earliest conceptual sketches,...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98216495/does-america-need-a-tahrir-square Does America Need a Tahrir Square? Alexander Walter 2014-04-17T18:24:00-04:00 >2014-04-23T11:53:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cb/cb83d9818ab40a00a78bfc008f3d1345.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Maidan Square in Kiev. Taksim Square in Istanbul. Tahrir Square in Cairo. Recent democratic movements around the globe have risen, or crashed and burned, on the hard pavement of vast urban public squares. [...] But too few observers have considered the significance of the empty public spaces themselves. [...] If public squares are essential to democracy, is their relative absence in modern American life bad for our democracy&mdash;or a sign that we&rsquo;re not as democratic as we imagine?</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/98032091/as-demolition-of-folk-art-museum-begins-archinect-reflects-on-historical-implications As demolition of Folk Art Museum begins, Archinect reflects on historical implications Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-16T13:15:00-04:00 >2014-04-23T09:57:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/no/noymct2t6afeb3gu.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The axe is set to fall on the American Folk Art Museum -- after months of controversy and protest, MoMA initiated its expansion and began <a href="http://archrecord.construction.com/news/2014/04/140414-MoMA-Begins-Demolition-Folk-Art-Museum.asp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">preparing the FAM for demolition</a>&nbsp;this past Monday. As per prior concessions by MoMA,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93445049/moma-will-preserve-folk-art-museum-s-facade" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the museum's distinctive fa&ccedil;ade will be preserved</a>, but it's unlikely to abate the sour feelings of those who oppose both the loss of the FAM, and Diller Scofidio + Renfro's expansion designs.</p><p>When <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/71018337/moma-to-raze-ex-american-folk-art-museum-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA first announced it would raze the FAM</a> in April of 2013, the news resonated not only as a blow to preservationism and sustainability, but as an issue of architectural ethics and institutional monopolies. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/71052733/folkmoma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#folkmoma</a> became a rallying post for protest and alternative proposals, and the widespread news coverage brought architectural drama to the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91617873/building-faces-wrecking-ball-so-does-couples-friendship" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">front page</a>.</p><p>But pro-con feuding aside, the Folk/MoMA issue implicates difficult questions of architecture's responsibilities -- to preservation, sustainability, other architects, and the public&rsquo;s opinion. Architects and Archinect c...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98067795/monu-20-on-geographical-urbanism-released MONU #20 on Geographical Urbanism Released MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2014-04-15T14:00:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T20:38:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o6/o6yasyu4hybym0uy.jpg" width="514" height="692" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Contrary to the simplified linear causality of the environmentalism of the past, which posited that natural geography shapes urban patterns, it is now thought that contemporary urbanization shapes the surface of the earth. Nikos Katsikis explains this tremendous current shift in the meaning of physical geography for cities in his contribution "On the Geographical Organization of World Urbanization". (Bernd Upmeyer, Editor-in-Chief, April 2014)</p></em><br /><br /><p>Contrary to the simplified linear causality of the environmentalism of the past, which posited that natural geography shapes urban patterns, it is now thought that contemporary urbanization shapes the surface of the earth. <strong><em>Nikos Katsikis</em></strong> explains this tremendous current shift in the meaning of physical geography for cities in his contribution <strong>"On the Geographical Organization of World Urbanization"</strong>, putting the discussion of the <strong>20th</strong> issue of <strong>MONU</strong> on the topic <strong><em>"Geographical Urbanism"</em></strong> in a historical context. For <strong><em>Bernardo Secchi</em></strong> this is not much of a problem as he is no fan of natural geography anyway, a position he reveals in our interview with him entitled <strong>"Working with Geography"</strong>. According to him our task today is to understand, and to learn from, natural geography, but to correct and improve it and design useful projects of artificial geography. What is important to him - and which is the reason why he considers physical geography the starting point of all his ideas on planning ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98089591/medell-n-miracle-or-marketing-ploy Medellín Miracle or Marketing Ploy? Alexander Walter 2014-04-15T13:59:00-04:00 >2014-04-15T14:00:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/03/0375cc1f5ad4f19f5117100ee0b337e6.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mainstream sources such as CNN and The New York Times have sung the city&rsquo;s praises as a stunning success story. However, now that the conference is over, there are signs that there&rsquo;s trouble in Medell&iacute;n&rsquo;s urban planning paradise.</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/98055102/editor-s-picks-363 Editor's Picks #363 Nam Henderson 2014-04-15T00:03:00-04:00 >2014-04-18T10:58:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ch/chb84zpu2lud9je5.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;published <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/97664287/interview-jos-oubrerie" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">an interview with Jos&eacute; Oubrerie</a>, who he met in February at the Standard Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, and later drove with to the Schindler House on Kings Road.&nbsp;Queried about the current state of architectural education Oubrerie, claims</p><p>"<em>The job they do is even bigger problem because 95% what Americans build is not architecture. Nothing historic, they are big but they are not architecture</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vy/vya5k0x604t612ir.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/evanchakroff" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Evan Chakroff</a>&nbsp;commented "<em>It's interesting that Jose mentions the French Cultural Center in Damascus. I've tried to find documentation of the project for years, without much luck. Jose includes a few faded slides in his lectures from time to time, but it remains a bit of a mystery.....</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4v/4vxa52gz9uq0w79q.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/phokaides" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Petros Phokaides</a>, Loukas Triantis and Iris Polyzos penned an editorial <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/97029910/op-ed-response-to-screen-print-6-monu-s-greater-urbanism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Response to Screen/Print #6, MONU's "Greater Urbanism"</a>.</p><p><br><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3j/3jakq8hhbc6pdsj6.jpg"></p><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97490472/frank-gehry-unveils-plans-for-his-first-buildings-in-england" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guardian unveiled</a> plans for Frank Gehry&rsquo;s first buildings in England.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;couldn&rsquo;t help wondering "<em>From what I see, they are proposing to build a ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98039358/0-bths-1-br-great-views-vagrants-hole-up-on-manhattan-bridge 0 bths, 1 br – great views! Vagrants hole up on Manhattan Bridge Archinect 2014-04-14T17:06:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T18:57:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v7/v739tswflfddlxoe.jpg" width="514" height="558" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One of the coffin-sized living spaces &mdash; which have been built into the bridge frame near the Manhattan entrance &mdash; is secured with a flimsy bike lock and bolted to a metal beam by its inhabitant. The pods are built into the underside of the upper deck, below car traffic but above the subway and bike lanes. To reach his makeshift studio, the bridge dweller &mdash; a stocky, neatly dressed Chinese man in his 40s &mdash; climbs a chain-link fence to a nook above the bike lane, witnesses 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/97821088/how-to-think-like-the-dutch-in-a-post-sandy-world How to Think Like the Dutch in a Post-Sandy World Archinect 2014-04-11T21:12:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T01:50:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1f/1fee55b9cf12a25573e0ea73fd8bc4a0.jpg" width="495" height="647" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dutch water-management experts have done such a good job of protecting their country that they rarely get to practice with water crises &mdash; whereas America was facing something monumental that as a culture it didn&rsquo;t yet grasp. When Donovan arrived back in the U.S., he opened an email from Ovink that said, in effect, &ldquo;I hope this isn&rsquo;t too forward, but could I come work with you?&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/97795335/mad-founder-ma-yansong-celebrates-opening-of-la-office-with-lecture-in-hollywood MAD founder Ma Yansong celebrates opening of LA office with lecture in Hollywood Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-11T15:43:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T19:27:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j4/j44vyfhdg3au02e2.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Co-presented by <a href="http://www.space15twenty.com/files/Ma-Young.png" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hennessey + Ingalls, the A+D Museum and the Cal Poly LA Metro Program</a>, Ma Yansong lectured last night on MAD's history and the trials of Chinese architecture. Now with offices in Los Angeles and Beijing, MAD is poised to fulfill the high expectations bestowed on it as a Chinese firm cultivating a style unique from any western exceptionalism, while also building outside of Asia. Yansong's talk took place at Space 15 Twenty in Hollywood -- a public, outdoor courtyard surrounded by hip storefronts and eateries. Free to people wandering through, the venue was refreshingly informal for an event type usually restricted to hallowed academic halls.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/84/84s7vaczik79qjhy.jpg"></p><p>Yansong presented works from throughout MAD's existence, focusing particularly on each project's context and relationship to nature -- whether or not it was ever built. Considering that many of MAD's projects in China are located in new, developing cities, where the urban context can run quite thin, the building's relationship to n...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97717344/applications-to-cooper-union-stumble-in-wake-of-decision-to-charge-tuition Applications to Cooper Union stumble in wake of decision to charge tuition Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-10T17:59:00-04:00 >2014-04-10T21:14:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/36/36oisajfp7snr1iu.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Cooper Union], which announced last April that it would charge undergraduate students tuition for the first time, released figures on Friday that showed overall applications were down this year by just over 20 percent. [...] The new figures indicate that the admission rate nearly doubled, from 7.7 percent last year to 14.4 percent this year, which still places Cooper Union among the most selective schools in the country.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The freshmen class of Fall 2014 will be the first in Cooper Union's history to pay tuition. It remains to be seen whether Cooper Union's reputation overtime will falter, as quality considerations are matched against tuition rates and student debt, and students are given fewer options to pursue affordable education.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97733475/russian-pavilion-commissioner-for-venice-biennale-fired-for-criticizing-putin Russian pavilion commissioner for Venice Biennale fired for criticizing Putin Archinect 2014-04-10T17:58:00-04:00 >2014-04-10T17:59:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vc/vc6nl1e1a7fovr38.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Grigory Revzin, a respected architecture critic, has been fired as the commissioner of the Russian pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale (7 June-23 November). Writing on Facebook on Monday, Revzin speculated that the cause was his vocal criticism of Russia&rsquo;s annexation of Crimea. In a statement posted on its website, the culture ministry said on Tuesday that he was fired due to his &ldquo;extremely active&rdquo; public positions.</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/97665092/bernard-tschumi-retrospective-opens-on-april-30-at-centre-pompidou-paris Bernard Tschumi retrospective opens on April 30 at Centre Pompidou, Paris Justine Testado 2014-04-09T20:41:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T21:49:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1b/1b52fejhlqwzxmnw.jpg" width="514" height="729" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Book a trip to the Centre Pompidou in Paris this summer. The Centre is hosting the first major European retrospective of iconic French-Swiss architect and theorist Bernard Tschumi from April 30 to July 28, 2014. Exploring Tschumi's work from 1975 to the present, the exhibition will feature a thematic arrangement of archival documents, films, and around 350 of his never-before-seen sketches, drawings, collages, and models -- all displayed in an installation he designed himself.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"The exhibition at the Centre Pompidou &mdash; based on <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/3418/bernard-tschumi-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bernard Tschumi</a>&rsquo;s work as an architect, educator, and writer &mdash; explores the making of architecture as a series of arguments, ideas, influences, and responses to the contemporary definition of architecture today."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7z/7z5x06y72dxqz9wy.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7f/7fsr803lf17u3kv6.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/py/py3dt71vins6mvw9.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gd/gdcqtzbgw81snvci.jpg"></p><p>Get more details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/bernard_tschumi_retrospective_opens_on_april_30_at_centre_pompidou_paris/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97642521/dispatches-from-5468796-architecture-s-table-for-twelve-new-york-city Dispatches from 5468796 Architecture's Table for Twelve | New York City Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-09T14:09:00-04:00 >2014-04-15T12:10:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yv/yvngl2xklukme00e.jpg" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Archinect is delighted to present&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/77818/5468796-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5468796 Architecture</a>'s travelogue for their award-winning research project,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/355906/table-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Table for Twelve</em></a>. The Winnipeg-based firm received the 2013 Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture from the Canada Council for the Arts, awarded to emerging Canadian architects with outstanding artistic potential. The $50,000 prize is supporting the firm&rsquo;s worldwide travels to both strengthen their skills and expand their presence within the international architectural community.</p><p>5468796&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Table for Twelve</em><em>&nbsp;</em>is a series of dinner parties held at architectural epicenters around the world, in the hopes that picking the brains of local talent will help them identify the drivers behind a strong design culture. Archinect plays host to their global dispatches through this travel blog, updated upon each city&rsquo;s dinner.</p><p>From 5468796:</p><p><strong>THE TRIP</strong></p><p>5468796 Architecture&rsquo;s Johanna Hurme reflects on the sixth edition of Table for Twelve, which took place in New York City on March 12th. A full li...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97494509/platforms-for-architecture Platforms for Architecture Kyle Miller 2014-04-07T15:41:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T19:15:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0b/0bawvcr06e0nm191.jpg" width="514" height="395" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Platforms for Architecture&nbsp;</strong>is&nbsp;a discussion event that brings together leaders from three different curatorial projects that focus on the production and dissemination of experimental art and architecture. Please join us in the&nbsp;Slocum Hall Auditorium in Syracuse, New York from noon to 1:00pm on Tuesday, April 8th&nbsp;for a discussion with&nbsp;<strong>Jimenez Lai</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Jonathan Louie</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Kyle Miller</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Danielle Rago,</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>James Michael Tate&nbsp;</strong>that will be&nbsp;moderated by&nbsp;<strong>Anda French</strong>&nbsp;.&nbsp;</p><p>Throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, the means of disseminating architectural design has varied in type, medium, and scale. From the spaces of the domestic garage to the institutionalized museum, a variety of platforms have proven to be productive in sharing new ideas and progressive design work.&nbsp;</p><p>Architectural designers constantly introduce and develop new design ideas that serve to highlight and promote movements, directions, and debates within and outside of the discipline of architecture. With new cultural trends and technological...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97491281/infamous-chicago-public-housing-project-faces-redevelopment Infamous Chicago public housing project faces redevelopment Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-07T15:01:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:36:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u0/u0t3k1mtjp2hnt2f.jpg" width="514" height="382" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Little remains of Chicago's Cabrini-Green, a mid-century public housing complex once home to as many as 15,000 people. The poorly maintained high rises, rife with gang violence, were eventually demolished (the final one came down in 2011). [...] The Chicago Housing Authority hopes to see it all redeveloped soon. [...] CHA says half the new residential units to be market rate, another 30 percent public housing, and the remaining 20 percent affordable housing.</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/97440571/the-dollar-general-store-of-housing The Dollar General store of housing Nam Henderson 2014-04-07T11:16:00-04:00 >2014-04-15T13:41:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i0/i005uwfba1c4azeo.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With around 10,000 lots scattered mostly across the Midwest and the Central Plains, Rolfe and Reynolds are about equivalent in size to a public-housing agency in a midsize city &mdash; and in an important way, they play the same role. Those living in public housing are generally required to pay up to 30 percent of their household income as their share of the rent. Rolfe and Reynolds&rsquo;s tenants pay on average closer to 20 percent.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In Southern California&nbsp;Gary Rivlin attends&nbsp;Mobile Home University and profiles it's founder&nbsp;Frank Rolfe.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97263992/scenario-4-building-the-urban-forest Scenario 4: Building the Urban Forest Scenario Journal 2014-04-04T15:48:00-04:00 >2014-04-04T15:48:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9d/9dgq2kq3j6xgr79p.jpg" width="514" height="327" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The forest carries deep cultural significance. Within the urban landscape, this ecologically complex, spatially layered, dynamic system is also understood to perform a wide range of essential ecosystem services. As arborists, parks departments, landscape architects, planners and community groups engage in the reforesting of cities, how are they collectively shaping the urban landscape? What hybrid ecosystems are yet to be designed? How many trees are enough?</p></em><br /><br /><p>Scenario Journal's just-released issue,&nbsp;<a href="http://scenariojournal.com/journal/issue-4/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Scenario&nbsp;4:&nbsp;Building the Urban Forest</a>, features a broad, interdisciplinary conversation between architects, ecologists, landscape architects, and artists, about the meaning and possibilities of the spatial, biological, and metaphorical construct of the "urban forest." From living machine, to novel ecosystem, to provider of ecosystem services, to spatially and culturally rich landscape, the urban forest is an inspiration, a challenge, an opportunity, and a fertile source of interdisciplinary collaboration.</p><p>Reforesting cities is one of the defining trends of twenty first century urbanism.&nbsp;Among designers, the forest has served as inspiration, as model, and as tool.&nbsp;At the same time, forest managers and cities have been wrestling with the actual challenges of maintaining existing tree canopy and forested land.&nbsp;As an increasing number of projects and programs concern themselves with shaping, managing and advocating for a new generation of urban for...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97261574/panel-rejects-design-for-eisenhower-memorial Panel rejects design for Eisenhower Memorial Archinect 2014-04-04T15:08:00-04:00 >2014-04-08T22:36:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a0/a01a16c5c8454c685d6cbf3480604c79.jpg" width="460" height="270" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A federal commission that oversees plans for monuments in the nation's capital voted Thursday to reject the current design for a memorial honoring President Eisenhower, sending the concept back to its architects for revisions. The National Capital Planning Commission voted 7-3 to endorse its staff's report opposing the current design. The objections focus primarily on the scale and placement of columns that would hold large stainless steel tapestries framing a memorial park honoring Eisenhower.</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/97184423/deans-from-past-50-years-reflect-on-usc-architecture-s-legacy Deans from past 50 years reflect on USC Architecture's legacy Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-03T17:05:00-04:00 >2014-04-03T20:49:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gt/gta90y1rn1qxtspo.jpg" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last night, the University of Southern California's School of Architecture hosted a panel discussion with four former deans dating back to 1961, in celebration of the school's upcoming centennial anniversary. Moderated by current dean Qingyun Ma, the deans included (in chronological order): Samuel Hurst, Ralph Knowles, Robert Harris, and Victor Regnier.</p><p>Each dean briefly reflected on their tenure at USC, explaining their influence within the school and how they witnessed the architecture school's priorities shift alongside Los Angeles' urban development. Hurst characterized his deanship as highly affected by the social and urban turmoil of the 1960s, encouraging him to develop the school's social atmosphere. Knowles, who served as dean from 1973-1975, brought a timely interest in naturalistic and ecologically-conscious architecture with his research in solar technologies. Harris' time as dean established stronger ties between the university and the city of Los Angeles, initiating stu...</p>