Archinect - News 2014-11-27T11:12:49-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/111950134/the-ny-times-talks-with-craig-dykers-of-sn-hetta The NY Times talks with Craig Dykers of Snøhetta Archinect 2014-10-23T13:00:00-04:00 >2014-10-29T20:02:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jq/jqwauuew5363a37t.jpg" width="514" height="619" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There is a Norwegian word &ldquo;hildring,&rdquo; about the boundary between horizon and sky. The colors and variations of the bills were inspired by the interesting things that happen when sky meets sea. When you place all the bills side by side, they also create an interesting pattern, like a mosaic. In our work, we often try to take reality by surprise.</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/111873772/buffalo-s-jewel-box-art-museum-to-grow Buffalo’s jewel-box art museum to grow Alexander Walter 2014-10-22T13:12:00-04:00 >2014-10-22T13:33:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cb/cb17aa9d6f8911359b6b5771a59fb58f.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, is preparing to launch its first major expansion effort in more than 50 years. [...] In 2012, the board commissioned the architectural firm Sn&oslash;hetta to produce a master plan for future growth, but the details of this project have remained under wraps. Museum leaders told the Buffalo News that they are interested in holding an architectural competition for design proposals following their meetings with the public.</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/110794911/sn-hetta-selected-to-design-new-norwegian-banknotes Snøhetta selected to design new Norwegian banknotes Archinect 2014-10-08T13:19:00-04:00 >2014-11-04T18:36:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ac/ace80c1e675f4c39ac3f796c5b219346.jpg" width="514" height="271" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Norges Bank, the central bank of Norway, asked eight different designers to submit their proposals for the redesigned currency, to be put into circulation in 2017, and the winning design features images by Norwegian architecture firm Sn&oslash;hetta on one side and Oslo-based graphic design firm The Metric System on the other.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More details and designs also on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/snhetta_chosen_to_design_norways_new_colorful_banknotes1/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102632694/san-francisco-museum-nears-610-million-fundraising-goal San Francisco Museum Nears $610 Million Fundraising Goal Alexander Walter 2014-06-24T14:26:00-04:00 >2014-07-01T23:13:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0e/0e8921ad9d56194d2ff83d67a707843d.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>About $570 million, or 94 percent, has been raised by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art for its 235,000-square-foot (21,800-square-meter) expansion and to add $245 million to the museum&rsquo;s endowment. The $305 million wing designed by the Snohetta architecture firm is rising behind SFMOMA&rsquo;s current home, opened two decades ago in the technology-heavy South of Market area, or SOMA.</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/70238960/shedding-its-fusty-architectural-past-philly-welcomes-nordic-starchitect-sn-hetta Shedding its Fusty Architectural Past, Philly Welcomes Nordic Starchitect Snøhetta nextcity 2013-03-28T19:40:00-04:00 >2013-07-12T12:31:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eq/eqyaixc7444goudu.jpg" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The latest evidence of Philadelphia&rsquo;s architectural comeback? The Norwegian architecture firm Sn&oslash;hetta is coming to town for a project at Temple University. &ldquo;We have a fantastic tradition of quality architeture and urbanism in Philadelphia, but we do go through low ebbs in that tradition,&rdquo; says Harris Steinberg, the executive director of PennPraxis, the clinical arm of the University of Pennsylvania&rsquo;s School of Design.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The Norwegian architecture firm <a href="http://www.snohetta.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta</a> has designed some of the most notable buildings and public spaces in the world over the last 15 years. The new <a href="http://www.arcspace.com/features/snoehetta/oslo-opera-house/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oslo Opera House</a>. Egypt&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.panoramio.com/photo/85018759" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bibliotheca Alexandrina</a>. A reconfigured <a href="http://nymag.com/arts/architecture/features/times-square-2012-4/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Times Square</a> in New York, and a massive expansion of the <a href="http://archrecord.construction.com/news/2011/11/SFMOMA-Expansion.asp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">San Francisco Museum of Modern Art</a>.</p> <p> Next up? Temple University&rsquo;s library, on a still-gritty stretch of Broad Street between Montgomery and Norris in North Philadelphia. Sn&oslash;hetta director and co-founder Craig Dykers is delivering a <a href="http://templeperformingartscenter.org/events/2013/2013-temple-university-architecture-alumni-lecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">lecture</a> on campus next week, sharing some of his firm&rsquo;s work with Temple students and a general audience of designers, architects and urbanists.</p> <p> Dykers might shed some light on Sn&oslash;hetta&rsquo;s early stage thinking for the library project, but design work has not yet begun, so don&rsquo;t expect any renderings.</p> <p> Even so, Dykers is likely to address a full house. The Oslo-based firm, which was featured in a glowing 5,400-word <a href="http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/01/21/130121fa_fact_owen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>New Yorker</em> profile</a> in January, is very much in vogue. Plenty of its...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/65237724/sfmoma-posts-a-video-about-their-upcoming-sn SFMOMA posts a video about their upcoming Sn Archinect 2013-01-10T20:39:00-05:00 >2013-01-15T08:11:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l6/l6n7qlftphrx7hri.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We're building our future, with a new expansion to open in early 2016. Open, engaging, welcoming, and embracing, the expansion represents a transformative vision of the museum, offering new opportunities for diverse audiences to experience modern and contemporary art. Hear about what's in store for SFMOMA and our audiences in 2016 and beyond from Director Neal Benezra, artist Richard Serra, and other members of the SFMOMA community.</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/56095480/golden-state-warriors-select-sn-hetta-and-aecom-as-architecture-team-to-build-new-arena-on-sf-waterfront Golden State Warriors Select Snøhetta And AECOM As Architecture Team To Build New Arena On SF Waterfront Archinect 2012-08-27T16:39:00-04:00 >2012-08-27T16:40:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/04/04190dd4e7bbd3c1e64fb9a66c3a64ca.jpg" width="514" height="220" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Sn&oslash;hetta&rsquo;s extensive experience with ambitious waterfront projects and its world-class architects&rsquo; familiarity with San Francisco through their work on the SFMOMA expansion was a huge factor in our decision,&rdquo; said Joe Lacob, Co-Executive Chairman and CEO of the Warriors. &ldquo;All you have to do is look at what they&rsquo;ve done for the new National Opera House in Oslo and the Great Library of Alexandria in Egypt to see what is possible at Piers 30-32.&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/47865087/sn-hetta-establishes-endowed-scholarship-for-undergraduates-at-utsoa SNØHETTA establishes endowed scholarship for undergraduates at UTSOA Archinect 2012-05-09T14:01:00-04:00 >2012-07-17T11:31:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4c/4c72a7fa1d8b282dd915a8fedaddef8b.jpg" width="200" height="234" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Scholarship allows for creativity in the midst of judgment and therefore we hope to honor the thrill of seeking with this gift." say Dykers and Molinar. "Willingness to expand the traditional definitions of architecture in order to pursue the tangential, with the goal of influencing one's architectural studies and future careers should be rewarded. With this scholarship, we honor the heritage of independent thinking at the UT Austin School of Architecture that so greatly influenced us."</p></em><br /><br /><p> The Sn&oslash;hetta Endowed Scholarship in Architecture, established by Craig Dykers and Elaine Molinar, will make its first award to a student recipient in fall 2012.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/36116201/houston-s-trafalgar-square-big-name-architects-vie-to-design-futuristic-metro-central-station Houston's Trafalgar Square? Big name architects vie to design futuristic METRO Central Station Archinect 2012-01-28T18:05:00-05:00 >2012-01-28T18:09:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lp/lp1ruw1t6buo3zgz.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Some of the names might already sound familiar to Houston design aficionados. Interloop principles Mark Wamble and Dawn Finley are professors at Rice. Denari received his undergraduate architecture degree from UH. Sn&oslash;hetta is a finalist for the upcoming contemporary galleries at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and SHoP Architects are behind the current renovations for the Blaffer Art Museum.</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/30708442/sfmoma-expansion SFMOMA Expansion Archinect 2011-12-12T19:09:00-05:00 >2012-10-15T14:27:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ad/ad9d3f751b233520d6935e3c90c92d18.jpg" width="514" height="296" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The architects' sketches for SFMOMA's new expansion reveal a transformative design for the museum, the neighborhood, and the city. "Our design for SFMOMA responds to the unique demands of this site, as well as the physical and urban terrain of San Francisco," says Sn&oslash;hetta principal architect Craig Dykers. "The scale of the building meets the museum's mission, and our approach to the neighborhood strengthens SFMOMA's engagement with the city.</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/29331937/an-imposing-museum-turns-warm-and-fuzzy An Imposing Museum Turns Warm and Fuzzy anthony dong 2011-11-30T21:04:50-05:00 >2011-12-04T12:31:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fd/fd8h0jav8vqfc13w.jpg" width="492" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Is it a building filled with art with some people in it, or a building filled with people with some art in it? There needs to be enough social space to make people feel comfortable in what can be an austere environment, the white box. You shouldn&rsquo;t feel like you need to be quiet in the public spaces.</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/8533388/sn-hetta-defends-its-controversial-design-for-sf-s-museum-of-modern-art Snøhetta Defends Its Controversial Design For SF's Museum of Modern Art Paul Petrunia 2011-06-02T16:48:18-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c7/c7ad8829818923dfb61d70fde87e6434.jpg" width="514" height="294" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In San Francisco, you feel like you&rsquo;re always leaving and going, you go up and down, up and down. You&rsquo;re always provided with a new view of the city. So we felt we could use that idea to allow people to experience the museum and the city in different ways. We&rsquo;re creating a lot of variation within the design. So even though the building is relatively compact, you&rsquo;ll always be able to step into a space and look down or across or up into another space.</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/8315955/three-firms-selected-for-museum-of-fine-arts-houston-expansion Three Firms Selected for Museum of Fine Arts Houston Expansion Alexander Walter 2011-05-31T19:34:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T12:01:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1b/1buigvi24meo0v54.jpg" width="514" height="391" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Museum of Fine Arts Houston has selected three architecture firms&mdash;Morphosis, Sn&oslash;hetta and Steven Holl Architects&mdash;to submit conceptual design proposals for an expanded MFAH. The project entails the construction of a building intended primarily for post-1900 art, a parking garage and the integration of surrounding MFAH buildings and public spaces.</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/8287062/plans-to-fulfill-marzio-dream-of-arts-facility-progress Plans to fulfill Marzio dream of arts facility progress Archinect 2011-05-31T13:40:13-04:00 >2011-05-31T13:45:25-04:00 <em><p>Just six months after the death of its longtime director, Peter C. Marzio, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston has chosen three architects to submit designs for the new building he envisioned and hired a firm to search for his successor. Selected from an international list of 10 candidates, the firms are Morphosis, Sn&oslash;hetta and Steven Holl Architects. Each will develop a concept for a building to house post-1900 art as well as a parking garage.</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/7953946/first-look-at-sfmoma-s-new-wing First look at SFMOMA's new wing Paul Petrunia 2011-05-28T16:14:03-04:00 >2011-05-28T16:15:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/63/63567861cd20a54430546cf367c6d753.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designed by busy Norwegian firm Sn&oslash;hetta, which is also at work on the museum at New York's ground zero, the addition will slip a massive, 335-foot-long cruise ship of a structure behind the museum's existing building, which was designed by Mario Botta and opened in 1995. The main entry to Botta's museum, along Third Street, will remain, but a second gateway to the museum will open up along Howard Street.</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>