Archinect - News 2014-10-24T11:40:10-04:00 Facades+ Dallas is happening this October. Register now! Sponsor 2014-09-12T12:34:00-04:00 >2014-09-12T12:34:32-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facades+ Dallas</a></em>.</p><p>Registration is now open for <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facades+ Dallas</a>, happening on October 30-31, 2014. Presented by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architect&rsquo;s Newspaper</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Enclos</a>, Facades+ Dallas is the ninth event in the ongoing Facades+ conference series and is the first time it will take place in Dallas, Texas.</p><p>With Resilience as this year's theme, the two-day event is a great opportunity to form valuable professional connections, socialize with your peers, and learn something new from leading industry experts.</p><p>Architects, engineers, developers, consultants, and all who are professionally involved in the design industry are all invited participate.</p><p>"The conference, symposium, and workshops will trace the history and evolution of facade design over the past five years, answer your questions about the performance, delivery and maintenance of sustainably built facades, and propose innovative design solutions to the dynamically changing environmental conditions we face today."</p><p>For registra...</p> Winning SKIN installation 3xLP to begin tour this Fall in Texas Justine Testado 2014-04-03T17:35:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:11:33-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since 3xLP by Christopher Romano and Nicholas Bruscia won the most recent TEX-FAB SKIN Digital Fabrication competition, the installation was exhibited at TEX-FAB 5 in Austin and will travel to Houston and Dallas along with the other competition finalists this fall. The SKIN competition paired emerging design research practices with fabrication industry leaders to create innovative solutions for facade systems using digital fabrication and parametric design tools.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Find out more on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Results of the Dallas Connected City Design Challenge Justine Testado 2014-03-10T19:37:00-04:00 >2014-03-18T16:49:31-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="279" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A city that is connected -- in all senses of the word -- is a good city. The finalists of the Dallas Connected City Design Challenge offered numerous solutions in how Downtown Dallas can be linked to the Trinity River. To guarantee a variety of ideas for Dallas' future development, the competition invited submissions in a Professional Stream and an Open Stream. Three Professional and 4 Open entries won.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>Professional Stream finalists (selected by jury):</strong></p><p>Stoss + SHoP, Boston, MA: "HyperDensity/HyperLandscape"<br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura, Barcelona, Spain: Dallas: "Downtown &amp; Trinity"<br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>OMA*AMO, New York, NY: "2Rivers/2Datums"<br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Open Stream finalists (selected by jury and public voting):</strong></p><p>Kohki Hiranuma of Kohki Hiranuma Architect &amp; Associates, Osaka, Japan: "Forest"<br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>Bogdan Chipara of Constanta, Romania: Bridging<br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>Raik Thonig and Marius Kreft of University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas: "Baroque Forest"<br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>McLain Clutter of University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan: "Incentive Network"<br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br>For more details, head over to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Olympics deja vu: Sochi’s Fisht Stadium vs. AT&T Stadium Archinect 2014-02-07T17:15:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T19:17:58-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="382" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Fisht reproduces Cowboys signature pair of arched trusses, and shares its bulbous, hump-back shape &mdash; albeit with a wave-like articulated roof of polycarbonate. What it appears not to share, at least from the images available online, is the sensitive way Cowboys Stadium hits the ground, slanting in to minimize its bulk. Fisht is a lot more ham-fisted, flaring out and surrounded by all manner of circulatory junk.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Cowboys Stadium</em></p> KRob 2013 Winners Announced Justine Testado 2013-11-14T21:45:00-05:00 >2013-11-20T22:25:28-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="804" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners have just been revealed for the 39th annual KRob Architectural Delineation competition, the longest running architectural drawing competition in the world. Six winners, three juror citations, and 21 finalists were selected this year. The 2013 jury was comprised of Alex Hogrefe (founder of, sci-fi and fantasy artist Stephan Martiniere, and Perry Kulper (architect and associate professor at University of Michigan).</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Just Launched: the 39th Annual KRob Architectural Delineation Competition Justine Testado 2013-09-06T20:40:00-04:00 >2013-09-09T18:42:13-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="643" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The annual KRob Architectural Delineation Competition is coming back for its 39th year. The competition was established in 1974 by the AIA Dallas Chapter and named after architect Ken Roberts who was recognized for his talent in ink perspective drawing. As the world's oldest architectural drawing competition currently in operation, KRob recognizes original works that best represent the artistic qualities of the medium in both hand-drawn and digital formats.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Click on the thumbnails below to see winning images from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previous KRob competitions</a> in recent years. You can also check out <a href=";subarticlenbr=207" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this article</a> by Julien Meyrat, one of the KRob competition organizers at the AIA Dallas, for an insightful read on architectural drawing.</p> Fake Comments Muddy a Debate in Dallas Archinect 2013-08-07T20:21:00-04:00 >2013-08-08T11:34:44-04:00 <img src="" width="190" height="267" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Louvers won&rsquo;t work, they reflect light too,&rdquo; he wrote in June in a blog comment on dallasnews, &ldquo;and retrofitting on a 42 story building has never been tried and the makers say they would rip off in high winds prevalent in Dallas.&rdquo; An honest opinion, except that there is no such Barry Schwarz. This post and others proved to be the work of Mike Snyder, long a fixture in the city and now a public relations executive who had been hired by the tower&rsquo;s outside law firm.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously:</p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Nasher and The Ant Bully</a><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renzo Piano's Nasher Sculpture Center controversy continues</a></p> The LA Times' Christopher Hawthorne reviews the "fittingly blunt" Bush presidential library Archinect 2013-04-23T20:41:00-04:00 >2013-07-24T04:32:54-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="353" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Stern's architecture is always steeped in strategic references to past landmarks; there is no doubt he knows how to send, and shape, an architectural message. And the message the front entrance to the Bush Library delivers is clear: This is a building meant to honor a particularly blunt and plain-spoken kind of political power.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The LA Time's Christopher Hawthorne holds no punches in his review of Morphosis' Perot Museum Archinect 2013-03-26T19:47:00-04:00 >2013-04-10T00:12:49-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It is a thoroughly cynical piece of work, a building that uses a frenzy of architectural forms to endorse the idea that architecture, in the end, is mere decoration. Mayne's design appears to put innovative architecture on a literal pedestal &mdash; or a plinth, to be exact &mdash; while actually allowing it to become peripheral, noticeably separate from the heart of the museum and its galleries.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Morphosis-designed Perot Museum of Nature and Science to open this Saturday in Dallas Archinect 2012-11-29T12:03:00-05:00 >2012-12-06T13:16:05-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Museums, armatures for collective societal experience and cultural expression, present new ways of interpreting the world. They contain knowledge, preserve information and transmit ideas; they stimulate curiosity, raise awareness and create opportunities for exchange. As instruments of education and social change, museums have the potential to shape our understanding of ourselves and the world in which we live.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> As our global environment faces ever more critical challenges, a broader understanding of the interdependence of natural systems is becoming more essential to our survival and evolution. Museums dedicated to nature and science play a key role in expanding our understanding of these complex systems.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> The new Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Victory Park will create a distinct identity for the Museum, enhance the institution&rsquo;s prominence in Dallas and enrich the city&rsquo;s evolving cultural fabric. Designed to engage a broad audience, invigorate young minds, and ins...</p> Renzo Piano's Nasher Sculpture Center controversy continues Archinect 2012-11-26T19:14:00-05:00 >2012-11-26T19:15:41-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This year both parties met to begin working toward some sort of solution. Negotiations soon turned sour; squabbles ensued. The tower people wanted the museum to modify its roof. The museum replied by saying, essentially, "we were here first." Tom Luce, a local lawyer and civic leader, agreed to act as a mediator. Late last month he stepped aside in frustration. Only 15 of the 126 apartments (priced at $1.3 million to $4.5 million, not including the $20 million penthouse) have sold.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Nasher and The Ant Bully</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> The Nasher and The Ant Bully Gregory Walker 2012-04-23T13:57:00-04:00 >2012-04-25T13:34:22-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="810" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;One of the things that may come out of the study is that the design of those cones [the north-facing oculi] may have inadvertently or in some other way, you know, turned out to actually have reflections coming in when Renzo sold you a bill of goods that said it wouldn&rsquo;t.&rdquo; That&rsquo;s how Criswell remembers the exchange weeks later.... He is clearly proud that he stood up to Strick, a man who, he says, isn&rsquo;t accustomed to having people talk back. And he&rsquo;s proud that he insulted Renzo Piano."</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src=",8-L-271173-13.jpg"></p> <p> Great story on the creation of the new Museum Tower in Dallas, which is baking the very district it's meant to be an anchor for...</p> Calatrava’s Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas Opens to Traffic today Alexander Walter 2012-03-29T14:27:00-04:00 >2012-03-29T17:06:16-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Celebration was the debut of Dallas&rsquo; newest architectural icon connecting Downtown Dallas to West Dallas over the Trinity River. More than 40,000 people attended the opening celebrations from Friday through Sunday, March 2-4, when it was a once-in-a-lifetime chance to walk, run and party on the bridge and toast the best new view in town. The bridge, Santiago Calatrava&rsquo;s first vehicular bridge in the United States, will officially be opened to traffic this evening.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>