Archinect - News 2014-07-24T23:40:39-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/104866476/the-forgotten-history-of-l-a-s-failed-freeway-revolt The Forgotten History of L.A.'s Failed Freeway Revolt Alexander Walter 2014-07-23T14:34:00-04:00 >2014-07-23T14:35:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2c/2ca353a0de0d9ef1539537338ea8534c.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The story of Boyle Heights reminds us that urban highway teardowns don't always end in victory. [...] "What we don't know, however, is the story of the losers, the urban men and women who fought the freeway, unsuccessfully, on the conventional terms of political struggle, who weren't able to pack up and move on, and who channeled expressive cultural traditions to register their grievances against the presence of unwanted infrastructure."</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/103798797/winner-of-adolf-loos-a-private-portrait-and-escape-home-rebuilding-a-life-after-the-anschluss Winner of "Adolf Loos: A Private Portrait" and "Escape Home: Rebuilding a Life After the Anschluss" Justine Testado 2014-07-09T18:28:00-04:00 >2014-07-09T18:28:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fd/fd6h54ut7zg10x9h.jpg" width="514" height="373" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We have our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102652790/win-two-memoirs-from-adolf-loos-family" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">book giveaway</a> winner for&nbsp;<em>Adolf Loos, A Private Portrait </em>and&nbsp;<em>Escape Home, Rebuilding a Life After the Anschluss</em>! The two memoirs were each written by family members of Austrian architect Adolf Loos.</p><p><em>Adolf Loos, A Private Portrait</em> is the first English translation of the 140-page biography written by Adolf's last wife Claire Beck Loos, who wrote it to help pay for her husband's tombstone.</p><p><em>Escape Home</em> shares the story of Vienna-born architectural designer and Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice Charles Paterson, who was the nephew of Claire Loos. Charles co-wrote the family memoir with his daughter Carrie Paterson.</p><p>Our lucky winner of these two great titles is <strong>Roy P.</strong> <strong>from Los Angeles, CA</strong>. Congrats!</p><p>Thanks to everyone who participated!</p><p>More details about the books <a href="http://doppelhouse.com/books/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102652790/win-two-memoirs-from-adolf-loos-family Win two memoirs from Adolf Loos' family Justine Testado 2014-06-27T18:56:00-04:00 >2014-06-27T19:33:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y7/y7v6rj3sxg3g4p13.jpg" width="514" height="373" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Time for another book giveaway! We've got two great titles from <a href="http://doppelhouse.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DoppelHouse Press</a>. The first is the first English edition of<em> Adolf Loos, A Private Portrait</em> by Claire Beck Loos, who was the last wife of Austrian modern architect Adolf Loos. The 140-page biography was originally published in German in 1936 to help pay for Loos' tombstone.</p><p>The second title is <em>Escape Home, Rebuilding a Life After the Anschluss</em>, a memoir about Vienna-born architectural designer and Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice Charles Paterson, who was the nephew of Claire Loos. Charles co-wrote the family memoir with his daughter Carrie Paterson.</p><p><strong>For a chance to win both titles, fill out <a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?usp=drive_web&amp;formkey=dHg1M0xIaVVoaEtVUUhDcXh1UkVjNmc6MA#gid=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this survey</a> by Wednesday, July 2nd. Two winners will be selected at random. Good luck!</strong></p><p>Read on for more about each book:</p><p><strong><em>Adolf Loos, A Private Portrait</em></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u2/u2q3jm8sxplbyv17.jpg"></p><p>"Lively and often humorous vignettes provide 'Snapshots' of the last years of Loos&rsquo; life (1929-1933), and reveal the personality and philosophy that helped shape Modern architecture in Vienn...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102324994/analyzing-modernism-with-a-multi-faceted-view-in-the-2014-spanish-pavilion-at-the-venice-biennale Analyzing modernism with a multi-faceted view in the 2014 Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale Justine Testado 2014-06-20T14:09:00-04:00 >2014-06-20T18:54:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2b/2beq7050cu950wk0.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Spanish pavilion "Interior" at the 2014 Venice Biennale conveys its multi-layered concept with an enticing labyrinth-like design. Visitors can formulate their own experience as they walk through the open maze, which is "guided" by large images of contemporary and traditional Spanish architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The pavilion is set up as an interactive exploration of Spanish modernism throughout the last century, mixed in with other main points like the influence of digital technology, or comparing traditional Spanish architecture with the contemporary. <a href="http://sio2arch.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sio2 Arch</a> (formerly <a href="http://archinect.com/f451arquitectura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">F451arquitectura</a>) designed the exhibition, which was curated by I&ntilde;aki Abalos, Lluis Ortega, Enrique Encabo, and Inmaculada El Maluenda.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ht/htgya0wwch06y7tc.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h5/h5dzi4c5tvsv1woh.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ds/dsr0qklhglgx4zyz.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rg/rgfu93wws6d7jbnk.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ji/jiuwoucocnmwxu53.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hc/hcmw6bw98n249nxj.jpg"></p><p>More photos and other details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/analyzing_modernism_with_a_multi-faceted_view_in_the_2014_spanish_pavilion_/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/101804309/big-chosen-to-expand-headquarters-of-swiss-watchmaker-audemars-piguet-in-la-vall-e-de-joux BIG chosen to expand headquarters of Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet in La Vallée de Joux Justine Testado 2014-06-13T20:44:00-04:00 >2014-06-17T17:37:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/79/79eg5cijz8rb7e4x.jpg" width="514" height="185" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Family-owned Swiss luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguet have chosen BIG, HG Merz, Luchinger &amp; Meyer, and Muller Illien as having the winning design for a new expansion of their headquarters in La Vall&eacute;e de Joux, La Brassus, Switzerland. Adding quite the literal twist to the timeline concept, BIG's proposal -- titled Maison des Fondateurs -- dons a 25,000 ft. spiral-shaped museum that tells the centuries-long history of Audemars Piguet.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xy/xyz1xif1ofua5ztv.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cc/ccsulotuynjbmrai.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t0/t0z2sx5is30p3qr1.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s2/s2ievfpfdwddq1d4.jpg"></p><p>Dig into the details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/big_chosen_to_expand_headquarters_of_swiss_watchmaker_audemars_piguet_in_la/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/101725612/the-2014-u-s-venice-biennale-pavilion-reinterprets-100-years-of-american-architecture The 2014 U.S. Venice Biennale pavilion reinterprets 100 years of American architecture Justine Testado 2014-06-13T02:30:00-04:00 >2014-06-17T22:28:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wl/wlh52feltdx4132q.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Styled after American corporate identity throughout the 20th century, our next featured 2014 Venice Biennale pavilion is "OfficeUS" representing the U.S. of A. Organized by NYC's Storefront for Art and Architecture in collaboration with PRAXIS Journal, the two-part exhibition will showcase and critically reinterpret the global influence of American architecture in the last century...For each week of the Biennale, OfficeUS will also address 25 issues relevant to its project archive.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ev/ev0yl8vnxaasl08a.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1i/1ifn0ep5nh4t2d74.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d6/d64fno6ma9c074li.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4p/4pc6nfxwidmcpijw.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4n/4npnbbehlfml4lfp.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qt/qtt8sk6i2dm82tq9.jpg"></p><p>More on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_2014_u.s._venice_biennale_pavilion_reinterprets_100_years_of_american_a/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/101261428/ricardo-bofill-s-time-space-existence-exhibition-on-la-fabrica-for-the-2014-venice-biennale Ricardo Bofill’s “Time Space Existence” exhibition on La Fabrica for the 2014 Venice Biennale Justine Testado 2014-06-06T18:54:00-04:00 >2014-06-06T18:54:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sc/sclcrhdz9jdj7pfe.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Time Space Existence" tells the story behind La Fabrica, the well-known headquarters of Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura that is located in a repurposed cement factory in Barcelona...By reimagining La Fabrica in new locations -- particularly in Venice -- the exhibition serves as a case study that goes beyond the structure's physical presence and explores its timelessness throughout the last century.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As one of the many Collateral Events at the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/453301/2014-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 Venice Biennale</a>, the exhibition opens to the public at The Palazzo Bembo starting June 7 through Nov. 23, 2014.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/if/if78m3fldwqgtmih.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lw/lw6wzk576tz9tieo.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2w/2w2pxb2z6xksm89f.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/if/if68bfjuukgkjonf.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uv/uviujct7mo6xwtum.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5h/5hv7xsc3wvs040hv.jpg"></p><p>Check out more details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/ricardo_bofills_time_space_existence_exhibition_on_la_fabrica_for_the_2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100719603/montenegro-s-venice-biennale-exhibition-seeks-renewal-of-the-country-s-architectural-heritage Montenegro’s Venice Biennale exhibition seeks renewal of the country’s architectural heritage Justine Testado 2014-05-30T17:38:00-04:00 >2014-06-02T22:24:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5d/5demw23syzb5lq2o.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Montenegro's "Treasures in Disguise" exhibition for the 2014 Venice Biennale looks to the country's former Yugoslavic past to provoke discussion of bringing renewal and examining the future possibilities of Montenegran architecture. The exhibition focuses on four historic buildings constructed between 1960 and 1986 that are perceived as cultural models of late modernism architecture. Built with optimistic intentions, the buildings were neglected and have been left to decay ever since.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Check out the projects in their current and original states.</p><p><strong>(Pictured above) Dom Revolucije</strong><br>Architect: Marko Mu&scaron;i&#263;&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s9/s96uz109zgmqsfum.jpg"></p><p><strong>Kayak Club &ldquo;Galeb&rdquo;&nbsp; </strong><br>Architect: Vukota Tupa Vukoti&#263;&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q7/q7xddy5xq60opw2l.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i6/i60tbnug30uyee5f.jpg"><br><br><strong>Hotel Fjord</strong><br>Architect: Zlatko Ugljen&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hg/hg9vj4p4abqkgj4z.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/32/328dmvrhbqpi9xv7.jpg"></p><p><strong>Spomen Dom&nbsp; </strong><br>Architect: Marko Mu&scaron;i&#263;&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xh/xhxe0v6iz0f2h69f.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/66/663bk3w1t5brkfqw.jpg"></p><p>To learn more, head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/montenegros_venice_biennale_pavilion_examines_renewal_and/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100593241/a-detailed-look-at-grafting-architecture-catalonia-at-venice-for-the-2014-venice-biennale A detailed look at “Grafting Architecture: Catalonia at Venice” for the 2014 Venice Biennale Justine Testado 2014-05-29T12:59:00-04:00 >2014-06-03T23:01:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/80/80taojptkgppp2in.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For Catalonia's second year exhibiting at the 2014 Venice Biennale as a Collateral Event, they will showcase the evolving state of local contemporary Catalan architecture in "Grafting Architecture: Catalonia at Venice." The proposal won in a juried competition hosted by the Institut Ramon Llull. The exhibition examines pivotal projects that blend the traditional and the contemporary throughout the last century of Catalonia's architectural history.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ro/rovkunolhmrptxyk.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ed/ede2xiqqbtjmcb1f.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6x/6x5l6almybr8hys7.jpg"></p><p>Learn more about the exhibition on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/a_detailed_look_at_grafting_architecture_catalonia_at_venice_for_the_2014_v/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100575087/the-cyprus-2014-venice-biennale-pavilion-seeks-the-island-s-identity-through-architectural-allegory The Cyprus 2014 Venice Biennale pavilion seeks the island’s identity through architectural allegory Justine Testado 2014-05-28T13:48:00-04:00 >2014-06-03T23:03:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0g/0g75e3kxon2n5mxf.jpg" width="514" height="540" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Cyprus took an allegorical approach with their 2014 Venice Biennale pavilion, titled the "Anatomy of the Wallpaper". Curated by architects Michael Hadjistyllis and Stefanos Roimpas, the Wallpaper symbolizes the reconstruction of the island's complex national identity that has been affected by outside influences throughout its history. To convey Cyprus' multi-layered history, the pavilion will be covered in the timeless and appropriate medium of collages.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6j/6jp4jjycl9p5u5r8.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3t/3t96hef09us4uaa2.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9b/9b6lmc4tmfahawrn.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lm/lmxef2i4ll0fczko.jpg"></p><p>More details about the pavilion on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_cyprus_2014_venice_biennale_pavilion_seeks_the_islands_identity_through/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100533391/details-into-the-korean-peninsula-s-crow-s-eye-view-pavilion-for-the-2014-venice-biennale Details into the Korean Peninsula’s “Crow’s Eye View” pavilion for the 2014 Venice Biennale Justine Testado 2014-05-27T20:29:00-04:00 >2014-06-03T23:03:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cb/cbzaptp4pvxxxal8.jpg" width="514" height="404" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the Korean Peninsula's response to the 2014 Venice Biennale theme of rediscovering national identity through architecture, the "Crow's Eye View" pavilion explores the divided state of North and South Korea, and extends that discussion to the global state of architecture itself. The multi-themed pavilion uses architecture as a key to discovering new narratives of the peninsula's complex past, present, and future in an architectural and social perspective.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ls/lsgfu7rf8ar1duyg.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lj/ljsxltsrwa2ljbwn.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6p/6p6hs4hummvupbog.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/20/20n5habmbz0ttqen.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5f/5fn1o75dhzlm0kck.jpg"></p><p>Find details of the pavilion on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/details_into_the_korean_peninsulas_crows_eye_view_pavilion_for_the_2014_ven/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.<br><br>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100228775/a-rare-look-at-north-korean-architecture-brought-to-you-by-non-koreans" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>A rare look at North Korean architecture, brought to you by non-Koreans</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100239685/arctic-adaptations-nunavut-at-15-to-represent-canadian-pavilion-at-2014-venice-biennale “Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15” to represent Canadian Pavilion at 2014 Venice Biennale Justine Testado 2014-05-22T19:01:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T21:35:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mu/muj50nuk4wt7rrx4.jpg" width="514" height="502" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After being selected in a juried national competition back in March, the Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15 exhibition will represent the Canadian Pavilion in the upcoming 2014 Venice Biennale. The timely exhibition will also mark the 15th anniversary of Nunavut, Canada's youngest territory.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Curated by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/77454303/lateral-office" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lateral Office of Toronto</a>, "Arctic Adaptations" will examine the complex relationship that modernism has had with Nunavut's indigenous communities throughout the last century, and the innovative ways they have responded to those changes.</p><p>The exhibition will also showcase five themed proposals that explore the various aspects of Nunavut's evolving architectural, social, and cultural landscape. Each design team consists of a Canadian architecture school, a Canadian architecture office with extensive northern experience, and a Nunavut-based organization.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v4/v4nzhgt4htr6r11i.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cf/cfcsbme6n1bmdceg.jpg"></p><p>More details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/arctic_adaptations_nunavut_at_15_to_represent_canadian_pavilion_at_2014_ven/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/99878708/the-67-year-old-supreme-court-case-used-to-justify-unpaid-internships The 67-year-old Supreme Court case used to justify unpaid internships Archinect 2014-05-16T12:42:00-04:00 >2014-05-20T20:10:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6c/6c866e6d3cf85388335fa3cc4b5d792d.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>... the Labor Department established a six-point test for circumstances in which aspiring workers in need of skills, like trainees and interns, don't have to be paid. Must be similar to training you'd get at a school Must be for the intern's benefit Must not take the place of other, paid, employees Must provide the employer "no immediate advantage" Must not necessarily be entitled a job after the internship Must be understood by both the employer and intern to be unpaid</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/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 >2014-04-28T19:27:21-04:00 <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/98266550/unfinished-spaces-documentary-receives-2014-sah-award-for-film-and-video “Unfinished Spaces” documentary receives 2014 SAH Award for Film and Video Justine Testado 2014-04-18T15:10:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T14:42:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9l/9li4bkscb2c4yrlp.jpg" width="514" height="535" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Unfinished Spaces by Alysa Nahmias and Benjamin Murray continues to gain recognition since its initial release in 2011. In addition to previous grants and awards, the documentary film recently won the 2014 Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Award for Film and Video at the 2014 Annual Conference in Austin, Texas. Established in 2013, the annual award is given to the most distinguished international work of film or video on the history of the built environment.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Reflective of its Cuban Revolution setting in 1961, Unfinished Spaces tells the complex tale of Cuba's historic National Art Schools project commissioned by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara to visionary architects Ricardo Porro, Vittorio Garatti, and Roberto Gottardi. Construction of the school complex immediately began and artists from all over the country attended the school. But the project was abruptly halted as soon as the Revolution came to fruition.</p><p>Forty years later, the schools continue to operate but have remained unfinished. Castro has invited the exiled architects back to finally complete their unrealized dream.</p><p><strong>See the official trailer below.</strong></p><p>Also check out Archinect's previous coverage of <em>Unfinished Spaces</em> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/59098906/unfinished-spaces-premieres-tomorrow-night-on-pbs-archinect-talks-to-the-filmmaker" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> 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> http://archinect.com/news/article/94803964/twitter-installs-19th-century-log-cabins-in-san-francisco-hq Twitter installs 19th century log cabins in San Francisco HQ Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-03-03T15:12:00-05:00 >2014-03-05T15:28:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bo/boip9z41tc4bgpns.jpg" width="514" height="389" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In keeping with the designer's forest-themed interior motif, a pair of homesteader cabins from the late 1800s are being installed in Twitter's new digs in the historic Western Furniture Exchange and Merchandise Mart building, a 1937 art deco landmark on Market Street. [...] In this spirit of reuse and reclamation, Lundberg saw the cabins as a novel way of breaking up the wide open spaces of a gutted floor in the old furniture mart that will become a casual dining area.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Taking architectural anachronism to a whole new level, Twitter turns the open-plan office on its head by installing original one-room wood cabins from Montana as lunching spaces. Designers for Twitter's offices feel the choice is coherent with the company values of reuse and reclamation, while also strengthening the brand's bird imagery as related to the forest/nature.</p><p>What's left behind is the sour sense of irony coating such a move. In a city fuming with affordable housing and gentrification disputes, it's a bit hilarious for Twitter to insert original homesteading-iconography into its own HQ.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93445049/moma-will-preserve-folk-art-museum-s-facade MoMA will preserve Folk Art Museum's facade Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-12T14:32:00-05:00 >2014-02-13T13:09:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0b/0b5gweh8qp68d7tq.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Contrary to what you may have read lately, the Museum of Modern Art is intent on carefully preserving the former American Folk Art Museum next door. At least, the part of it that is most recognizable to the public: an 82-foot-high sculptural ensemble of 63 panels, cast in a gorgeous copper-bronze alloy [...] &ldquo;We will take the facade down, piece by piece, and we will store it,&rdquo; Glenn D. Lowry, the director of the Museum of Modern Art, said in an interview last week.</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/93073966/paris-ghost-stations-could-be-revitalized-as-galleries-swimming-pools-restaurants Paris' "ghost stations" could be revitalized as galleries, swimming pools, restaurants Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-07T14:42:00-05:00 >2014-02-07T14:42:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j9/j9gjw2oicp1le84i.jpg" width="514" height="243" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Paris M&eacute;tro, opened in 1900, extends over more than 200 kilometers of track, serving more than 300 individual stops. But there are 11 more stations that, though once built, now stand nearly abandoned. Many of these "ghost" or "phantom" stations shuttered after the occupation during WWII. [...] Parisian mayoral candidate Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet has a bold plan for these phantom stations ... these abandoned spaces should be reclaimed for the city's residents.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Working alongside mayoral candidate Kosciusko-Morizet, architect Manal Rachdi and urban planner Nicolas Laisn&eacute;&nbsp;composed a few renderings of what the stations could become under the proposal. Featuring Arsenal, one of the stations closed since 1939, here are a few potential uses:</p><p>Night club:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d7/d7e9shryvq7f7g5q.jpg"></p><p>Restaurant:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0v/0vynbup8u7j80ijn.jpg"></p><p>Art gallery:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9n/9nq0sm33wh71hrz4.jpg"></p><p>Theater:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7g/7g4g037y9rg6scbm.jpg"></p><p><em>All images via&nbsp;NKM Paris, from Oxo architects + Laisn&eacute; Architect.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92844618/historic-status-won-t-protect-against-demolition "Historic Status" won't protect against demolition Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-04T14:45:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T19:53:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lz/lzuue8d07dwldi1u.jpg" width="514" height="729" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What a National Register [of Historic Places] listing really means is a 20% federal tax credit for structural investing, along with any state tax incentives, but that's often not enough to make preservation a more appealing option over razing and starting over. [...] Listing on the National Register certainly gives something of an economic incentive for preservation, as well as a national profile for these sites [...] However, what historic sites ultimately need is sustainable funding.</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/89543194/tour-the-historic-hotel-chelsea-before-its-renovation Tour the historic Hotel Chelsea before its renovation Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-12-23T19:51:00-05:00 >2013-12-30T19:03:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n6/n6xubpjhghcbhxwd.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the summer of 2011, photographer Victoria Cohen heard that the Chelsea Hotel would undergo drastic renovations to the structure, which was built in 1884. She spent three weeks documenting every nook and cranny of the building and the result is Hotel Chelsea, a collection of photographs of the interior in its authentic, untouched state, as so many knew and loved it.</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/85314387/the-l-a-aqueduct-at-100 The L.A. Aqueduct at 100 Archinect 2013-10-29T20:52:00-04:00 >2013-10-29T20:58:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k6/k68yjuz5ccx7406s.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For 100 years, the Los Angeles Aqueduct has delivered water to a thirsty city, wending its way for more than 200 miles from the Owens Valley, through canyons and deserts, down to the modern metropolis. A feat of engineering and a product of political maneuvering, it nurtured the region's growth while leaving conflict in its wake.</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/83908091/experimental-architecture-history-exhibits-spaces-with-smell Experimental architecture history exhibits spaces with smell Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-10-11T15:42:00-04:00 >2013-10-14T18:14:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/36/36bd1cir7w9dd3gg.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In conjunction with the symposium, "Test Sites: Experiments in the History of Space", the California College of the Arts (CCA) Architecture Division will stage the first exhibition devoted exclusively to the recent works of artisans and historians who harness scents, essences and fragrances in the reconstruction and preservation of historical spaces &mdash; An Olfactory Archive.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Probably the most under-appreciated sense in the experiential toolbox (unless you count <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proprioception" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">proprioception</a>), smell is often maligned by aesthetic criticism as too ephemeral, too fleeting, to substantiate anything meaningful. But what if it opened the nostrils and minds of the sniffers to imagine architectural space in a new way, or represent a place's atmosphere as it once was? <em>An Olfactory Archive: 1100 - 1969</em>, presented by the Architecture Division at California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco, explores the atmosphere of historical spaces through smell, in an exhibition that displays reconstructed scents authored by perfumers, architects and artists (and others) who have all worked with smell in the recent past.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hk/hk6c9ck291no4ici.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The work is part of <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/test_sites_experiments_in_the_history_of_space/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Test SItes: Experiments in the History of Space</em></a>.&nbsp;A selection of the featured scents is as follows:</p> <ul><li> curator&nbsp;<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Betsky" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aaron Betsky</a> + Herzog and deMeuron: "Rotterdam - Olfactory Object" (2004)</li> <li> perfumer <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christophe_Laudamiel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christophe Laudemiel</a>: the Straight of Bosp...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/83600893/win-a-copy-of-discovering-architecture-how-the-world-s-greatest-buildings-were-designed-and-built-by-philip-jodidio Win a copy of "Discovering Architecture: How the World's Greatest Buildings Were Designed and Built" by Philip Jodidio Justine Testado 2013-10-09T11:06:00-04:00 >2013-10-09T11:06:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/88/8859w5na6xyjei6g.jpg" width="514" height="679" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Want to brush up on some architectural history or need an entertaining coffee-table book?&nbsp; "Discovering Architecture: How the World's Greatest Buildings Were Designed and Built" released today by Universe Publishing could be just what you need--and we're giving away three copies to three lucky Archinectors!<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5i/5iljmk5mcstlky0p.jpg" title=""><br><br> "Discovering Architecture" by Editor in Chief Philip Jodidio of French art monthly, <em>Connaissance des Arts</em>, looks deep into the histories of 50 of the world's most famous buildings over the past two millenia and the architects who designed them.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z5/z5dkmq4exuwxdcma.jpg" title=""><br><br> With 260 pages, this hardcover book offers plenty to explore: stunning photography, colorful illustrations and floorplans; die-cut overlays that focus on specific design elements; and accompanying essays on each building's construction and the social, political, geographical, and cultural contexts of their architects.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vc/vcqxuyaso0ltrmya.jpg" title=""><br><br> Starting today, simply answer this survey by <a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?usp=drive_web&amp;formkey=dHJadmRVNmZvRWxWcEZNcGZ6dlBWUFE6MA#gid=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">clicking here</a> for a chance to win a copy. Winners will be selected at ran...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/83671758/a-short-history-of-the-highrise-a-fascinating-and-beautifully-crafted-interactive-documentary A Short History of the Highrise - A fascinating and beautifully crafted interactive documentary Archinect 2013-10-08T12:13:00-04:00 >2013-10-14T20:17:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vy/vye2cz4sifgppf2g.jpg" width="514" height="334" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Watch a four-part interactive documentary about the fascinating past, present and future of high-rise living in cities around the world.</p></em><br /><br /><p> A Short History of the Highrise is an interactive documentary; a collaboration between the National Film Board of Canada and the NY Times.</p> <p> <strong>MUD, CONCRETE, GLASS and HOME:&nbsp; Director&rsquo;s Statement</strong></p> <p> Great Cities, throughout history, have been defined by their &ldquo;Great Buildings&rdquo;: spectacular temples, banks, palaces and cultural monuments.</p> <p> But a city&rsquo;s everyday urban fabric &#8209; ordinary residential highrise buildings &#8209; can tell us more than any other built form about a civilization&rsquo;s respect for humanity.</p> <p> That&rsquo;s why I&rsquo;ve spent the last five years documenting them and the lives inside them, as the director of the National Film Board of Canada&rsquo;s Emmy-winning project called HIGHRISE.</p> <p> About a year ago, the project took an unexpected turn. The New York Times Op-Docs video department&nbsp; called on us to collaborate on a new iteration of HIGHRISE. They gave me rare access to their remarkable repository of undigitized photographs, an archive affectionately known as the Morgue . With the help o...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/79800308/exploring-los-angeles-forgotten-stairways-to-the-stars Exploring Los Angeles' forgotten stairways to the stars Archinect 2013-08-19T11:52:00-04:00 >2013-08-26T18:35:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/43/43a423095b636d8adf8a8cc1d7d59254.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>From the air, the hills of Silver Lake, peppered with bungalows, must look like a leafy game of Snakes and Ladders. Roads insinuate their way up and around the mountain slopes and connecting them all from the lowest to the highest are dozens of vertiginous stone staircases. These are the historic Los Angeles Stairs, hidden and unknown to most of the city's residents and visitors.</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/76600954/thomas-edison-s-patent-for-the-construction-of-all-concrete-houses Thomas Edison's patent for the construction of all-concrete houses Archinect 2013-07-08T15:42:00-04:00 >2013-07-15T18:16:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d5/d551e9926394a602fce38b056db4872a.jpg" width="514" height="349" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Edison&rsquo;s idea: a house that could be built with one pour of cement. The process could eliminate not only the traditional work of erecting walls and roof but also much of the labor involved in finishing the interiors. Given the right mold, &ldquo;stairs, mantels, ornamental ceilings, and other interior decorations and fixtures&rdquo; would all be formed by the same giant piece of concrete.</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/74724613/how-the-u-s-government-waged-war-against-the-house-of-tomorrow How the U.S. Government Waged War Against the House of Tomorrow Archinect 2013-06-06T19:06:00-04:00 >2013-06-11T09:07:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/91/91375a9e808cf5661f3bcd0726e3ff29.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Trade organizations and builders of all stripes joined in the call for a tamping down of public expectations &mdash; especially those that might get cut out of the new modern style of construction. You see, plastic and glass and steel were the future. And since wood wasn't exactly presented as the building material of tomorrow, organizations like the Arkansas Soft Pine Bureau were happy to contribute by advising the industry to tone it down...</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/74109269/gateway-arch-biography-reveals-complex-history-of-an-american-icon Gateway Arch 'Biography' Reveals Complex History Of An American Icon Archinect 2013-05-28T15:04:00-04:00 >2013-06-04T15:16:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/90/9054adc231f6f7e75eca3f3fec1b2240.jpg" width="514" height="753" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>More than decade after Abbott's imaginative drawing, Eero Saarinen submitted a design for a gleaming metal curve to a competition, and the saga of the Arch began. Campbell, a history professor and the co-director of the Wendell Ford Public Policy Research Center at the University of Kentucky, joins Scott Simon to talk about the controversy around the design, the African-American residents who were displaced to build the Arch and whether the monument really symbolizes the opening of the West.</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/70941019/overdrive-l-a-constructs-the-future-1940-1990 Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990 Archinect 2013-04-09T18:11:00-04:00 >2013-04-10T19:42:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a0/a067153acd2bda735fce0ba9b523e7bc.jpg" width="514" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This exhibition charts L.A.&rsquo;s rapid transformation into one of the globe&rsquo;s most influential industrial, economic and creative capitals. From its ambitious freeway network and sleek coffee shops, to its dynamic cultural destinations and experimental residences, the vast metropolis&rsquo;s rich yet often underappreciated built environment is reexamined, promising new insight into the region&rsquo;s development and impact as a vibrant laboratory for cutting-edge design.</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>