Archinect - News 2017-07-25T04:57:45-04:00 Jimenez Lai to create "a very large structure" at Coachella 2016 Julia Ingalls 2016-01-06T12:47:00-05:00 >2016-01-18T01:09:45-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Proclaiming that he "want[s] to kiss the earth Kevin Costner style" via <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Instagram</a>, Jimenez Lai of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bureau Spectacular</a> expressed his joy about being on the same bill as LCD Soundsystem and Ice Cube for this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, where he will be building what he describes as "a very large structure."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The festival, which reportedly has attracted 90,000 attendees to each of its dual three-day weekends, has featured art installations by notable architectural studios before, including&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ball-Nogues Studio</a>'s "Pulp Pavilion" in 2015.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Listen to our conversation with Jimenez in a previous episode of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a>...</p><p></p><p>If the above embed doesn't work, you can listen <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Benjamin Ball, of Ball-Nogues Studio, shares some of his favorite Downtown Los Angeles destinations Justine Testado 2015-11-06T19:25:00-05:00 >2015-11-17T21:33:01-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>How do designers experience their cities as locals? No two people, let alone architects, perceive even the most frequented cities in the same way. There's no city that embodies that like the way Los Angeles does it. Beyond the ample sunshine and smog, juice diets, drought consciousness (or not), and the traffic jams that make up parts of present-day L.A., this jigsaw puzzle of a city perpetually intrigues and confuses both tourists and locals alike.</p><p>To get a fresh perspective on what to do around town, in addition to seeing the most obvious L.A. landmarks, Archinect got in touch with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ball-Nogues Studio</a> co-founder Benjamin Ball to share some of his own travel tips. Give his suggestions below a shot and experience the City of Angels with some devilish fun.</p><p><strong>Night Gallery and Francois Ghebaly Gallery</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Night Gallery used to open at 10 pm when it occupied a&nbsp; dilapidated mini-mall in Lincoln Heights. Today, it has regular hours and is located behind a strip club in the vast industrial territor...</p> Ball-Nogues about Euphony, the studio's Nashville Music City Center Installation Archinect 2013-08-16T17:55:00-04:00 >2013-08-19T19:23:27-04:00 <img src="" width="640" height="480" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Euphony, a dramatic installation of suspended stainless-steel ball chains by Ball-Nogues, has been created for Nashville's Music City Center. The studio, headed by Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues, intersects the disciplines of architecture, art and industrial design. We talk to Benjamin Ball about Euphony and the process of its construction.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Ball-Nogues Studio-designed Pavillon Speciale 2012 is inaugurated Archinect 2012-06-08T19:08:00-04:00 >2012-06-11T13:10:51-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Following up from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our news back in March this year about the selection of Ball-Nogues Studio as the architect for this year's Pavillon Speciale</a>, we now bring you news and photos of the completed installation. Press release follows...</p> <p> The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ecole Sp&eacute;ciale d&rsquo;Architecture</a> in Paris this evening; with the presence of Benjamin Ball and students from the 6th Semester Atelier 3x of the Ecole Speciale, inaugurated the 2012 Ball-Noges studio &lsquo;Pavillon Speciale&rsquo;. This marks the 2nd edition of the summer architecture series that gives young emerging international architects the opportunity to build with students a temporary project in the heart of Paris. Curated and conceived by Matteo Cainer in the summer of 2010, the series is an ongoing program of innovative temporary structures built by emerging international architects under the age of 45. Once a year, students of the Ecole Sp&eacute;ciale d&rsquo;Architecture have the opportunity to build, along side the selected architect, a new experimental pavili...</p> Editor's Picks #256 Nam Henderson 2012-03-26T12:35:00-04:00 >2012-03-26T23:24:50-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="455" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Lawrence Cheek explored the trend of open office design, amongst recent commercial/institutional architecture in Seattle. George Showman found fault "This is a weird article because one of the examples is an absolute palace (the Gates Foundation) and the others seem a little miserable...I have worked in an open office for years, but it was small enough that there were many moments of productive silence, and poor enough that I didn't expect more."</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;cites Reyner Banham, the systems man, in his latest <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NEXT SERIES: FASTER PUSSYCAT CITY</a> feature. Quoting from <strong>Bricologues A La Lanterne</strong>, &nbsp;wherein Banham wrote "<em>People who can believe that mass bricolage is a sovereign remedy...should think again, carefully</em>", Orhan provides some critical insight into a current personal interest "<em>cities designed in few charrette hours</em>" tellingly asking "<em>Suburbia is dead, long live the city. Right?...This is the consumer culture's life-stylism as urbanism.</em>"<br><br><strong>News</strong><br> Lawrence Cheek explored the trend of open office design, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">amongst recent commercial/institutional architecture in Seattle</a>.&nbsp;<strong>George Showman</strong> found fault "<em>This is a weird article because one of the examples is an absolute palace (the Gates Foundation) and the others seem a little miserable...I have worked in an open office for years, but it was small enough that there were many moments of productive silence, and poor enough that I didn't expect more.</em>" &nbsp;<strong>toasteroven </strong>agreed in spirit expla...</p>