Archinect - News 2014-11-27T08:13:01-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/112887941/photo-of-the-week-michael-rotondi-and-thom-mayne Photo of the Week: Michael Rotondi and Thom Mayne Orhan Ayyüce 2014-11-04T16:29:00-05:00 >2014-11-07T16:01:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/55/554mkr1hkhvli4ji.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As two old friends and comrades Michael Rotondi and Thom Mayne give each other the warmest hug ever as photographed by Cal Poly Pomona&nbsp;student Jacklin Lee after the Neutra Award was presented to Michael Rotondi on Monday night November 3 rd.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85458375/morphosis-architects-selected-to-design-new-u-s-embassy-in-beirut Morphosis Architects selected to design new U.S. Embassy in Beirut Justine Testado 2013-10-31T17:35:00-04:00 >2013-11-01T00:35:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rl/rlzju0cuensrosjr.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>From six finalists to three and finally to one, Morphosis Architects will be designing the new U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, as announced by The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) earlier this week. Morphosis won against top-name contenders Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Mack Scogin Merrill Elam / AECOM. All top three teams advanced to the competition's final round of presentations and interviews. Submitting designs weren't a requirement.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/81083221/shortlist-for-new-u-s-embassy-in-beirut-now-down-to-three-finalists" target="_blank">Shortlist for new U.S. Embassy in Beirut now down to three finalists</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/83089305/editor-s-picks-335 Editor's Picks #335 Nam Henderson 2013-09-30T23:57:00-04:00 >2013-10-03T14:28:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a0/a0zmxsizdfq3rhqw.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> On the occasion of the release of <a href="http://cluistore.org/batobaexmaof.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Around the Bay: Man-Made Sites of Interest in the San Francisco Bay Region</a>, a new photobook from the Center for Land Use Interpretation <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;sat down for a <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/81536319/no-such-thing-as-nowhere-discussion-with-matthew-coolidge-author-of-around-the-bay" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Discussion</a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/99/99yexc9js0w5nssn.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8c/8cwmgjm9ezfvmkye.jpg" title=""><br><br> Archinect implemented the ability to click next to a person's name (or username) on posts and comments&nbsp; and click "<em>history</em>" to view the user's post and comment history, or "<em>contact</em>" to privately message the user. For users that don't want to be contacted, there is an option in the "edit settings" page to block others from contacting you.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wg/wggn7r46qlsudjae.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Over at Metropolis Magazine&rsquo;s POV blog, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/82775900/thom-mayne-inquiry-is-everything" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andrew Caruso AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, CDT, spoke with Thom Mayne re:&nbsp; his early years working at Pasadena redevelopment agency and Gruen, starting Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) with his friends and colleagues from Pomona and working with clients like the GSA or "innovation" seeking clients in China</a>.&nbsp;One quote that jumped out was this "<em>I divide ar...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/82775900/thom-mayne-inquiry-is-everything Thom Mayne: Inquiry is Everything Archinect 2013-09-26T20:39:00-04:00 >2013-09-30T17:27:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/96/96appjvpltzgnn5q.jpg" width="514" height="299" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>National Building Museum and Metropolis Magazine contributor Andrew Caruso recently sat down with AIA Gold Medalist Thom Mayne to talk about the early days of his career and the major design school, public projects, and trajectory of work that followed. Thom talks innovation, politics, education&hellip; and about debunking his reputation as the &ldquo;bad boy&rdquo; of architecture.</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/75824413/drive-by-morphosis Drive-by Morphosis Orhan Ayyüce 2013-06-25T00:05:00-04:00 >2013-06-25T22:40:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a7/a73e6chht2ntpofg.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Latest L.A. project of Morphosis, <a href="http://morphopedia.com/projects/emerson-college-los-angeles-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Emerson College</a>&nbsp;in progress of construction.&nbsp;I found it retro already.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l9/l97k1gsna8l4flwk.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k9/k99o5a0en4428o9t.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l8/l8hvwfi7z32xw9jn.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/70491432/editor-s-picks-309 Editor's Picks #309 Nam Henderson 2013-04-02T11:00:00-04:00 >2013-04-07T15:27:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ns/nsvng3i8m5dgfn7t.jpg" width="514" height="720" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/70178032/announcing-the-2013-la-film-festival-director-s-lounge-design-competition-co-hosted-by-archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect was excited to announce a competition we're co-hosting with Designer Pages and the LA Film Festival. This competition seeks proposals for the interior design/layout of the VIP Director's Lounge for this year's LA Film Festival</a>. The winner will have their design executed, with a cash prize and an "Industry Badge" pass to the LA Film Festival in June. The winner's designs will also be on display in the director's lounge throughout the festival.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/16/16cpanwfbo8cao3b.png"><br><br><strong>News</strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/70068172/call-for-denise-scott-brown-to-be-given-pritzker-recognition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><br> The Architect&rsquo;s Journal reported that Denise Scott Brown has called for her role in Robert Venturi&rsquo;s 1991 win to be acknowledged retrospectively as a salute to "<em>the notion of joint creativity</em><em>"</em> and retrospectively acknowledge her role in Robert Venturi&rsquo;s 1991 Pritzker Prize during an AJ Women in Architecture luncheon in late March</a>. Since, nearly 2,000 advocates have passionately rallied in Brown&rsquo;s support by signing an online petition created by Harvard&rsquo;s GSD Woman in Design Group. Among the signatures include architects Zaha...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/70132194/the-la-time-s-christopher-hawthorne-holds-no-punches-in-his-review-of-morphosis-perot-museum 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cc/cc258708b83761898ce166bc90ec4b0d.jpg" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/67436639/dinosaurs-bones-cavort-in-185-million-science-palace Dinosaurs, Bones Cavort in $185 Million Science Palace Archinect 2013-02-12T11:01:00-05:00 >2013-02-20T13:27:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/75/75f226df3d408c61e44ece72536471a8.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Thom Mayne of the Los Angeles firm Morphosis Architects wants to inspire curiosity about science, the natural world and technology. And he succeeds. The Perot&rsquo;s architecture evokes wonder, the way ancient ruins, animal skeletons or petroglyphs do. A lot of people wish wilfully spectacular architecture like the Perot&rsquo;s would die off. Mayne, who recently received the American Institute of Architects&rsquo; Gold Medal, shows us what it can do at its best.</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/62881813/thom-mayne-wins-2013-aia-gold-medal Thom Mayne Wins 2013 AIA Gold Medal Alexander Walter 2012-12-06T18:51:00-05:00 >2012-12-11T10:55:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qz/qz2km9wil7skwun5.jpg" width="514" height="519" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The American Institute of Architects today selected Thom Mayne to be honored with the 2013 AIA Gold Medal, the organization&rsquo;s highest honor that an individual can receive.</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/62664006/in-a-state-that-resembles-wonder In a state that resembles wonder Nam Henderson 2012-12-03T13:42:00-05:00 >2012-12-04T09:27:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i5/i5su3u7yo1rca9ek.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The building is alluring but unsettling. Is the museum&rsquo;s 10-story concrete cube splitting apart or being pieced together? Is it being held intact by an enormous brace &mdash; a transparent protrusion on the cube&rsquo;s side containing a 54-foot-long escalator &mdash; or is that a destabilizing gash that pierces the building&rsquo;s body?</p></em><br /><br /><p> Edward Rothstein visited the&nbsp;Perot Museum of Nature and Science and while his review focuses on the contents of the building, he also touches on it's architecture. Rothstein argues that the&nbsp;museum&nbsp;is an example of a not so recent trend wherein science&nbsp;museums&nbsp;as&nbsp;Wunderkammer (their goal being simply to present a collections of objects) have been replaced by science&nbsp;museums&nbsp;as &ldquo;science center" (which is less about objects and more about advocacy).</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/61736558/morphosis-designed-perot-museum-of-nature-and-science-to-open-this-saturday-in-dallas 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tm/tmykc4oh3r22awgo.jpg" 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jv/jvyn1kx7dyhr7l5q.jpg" 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5g/5g71bhi7fsv56elv.jpg" 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> http://archinect.com/news/article/61723153/ucla-launches-new-ideas-platform-with-frank-gehry-greg-lynn-and-thom-mayne-headlining UCLA launches new IDEAS Platform with Frank Gehry, Greg Lynn and Thom Mayne headlining Archinect 2012-11-19T14:55:00-05:00 >2013-04-09T11:30:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jj/jjcn6h9ubvh1wv5e.jpg" width="514" height="353" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> UCLA A.UD today launched the new IDEAS platform to encourage research collaboration between school and industry. Following is the official announcement:</p> <p> UCLA Architecture and Urban Design (A.UD) today announced the launch of IDEAS, a new platform for cross-disciplinary research collaborations among students, faculty, industry and other partners that will radically question, challenge and expand the current parameters of architecture practice. As part of this initiative, the department has added a new Los Angeles satellite location and significantly expanded its master's of architecture program, which will now feature studio courses taught by several of the biggest luminaries in the field &mdash; Thom Mayne, Greg Lynn and Frank Gehry, with Gehry Partners and Gehry Technologies.</p> <p> The revamped, self-supported Master of Architecture II program, which will continue to be known as SUPRASTUDIO, has been expanded threefold, from 15 to 45 students, for the 2013&ndash;14 academic year. During these ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/59447867/morphosis-new-culver-city-offices Morphosis' new Culver City offices Archinect 2012-10-16T20:48:00-04:00 >2012-11-19T17:16:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/94/94b8eb14319e0a3ccd64c3412bafe273.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The fairly rectangular structure, located just a few feet from the new light rail Expo Line&rsquo;s elevated tracks in Culver City, gets most of its energy from photovoltaics&mdash;a 2,800 sq ft array sitting on top of a shaded parking canopy outside. But what makes it all work are the energy savings: It significantly reduces loads through several low-tech, high-tech, and even revolutionary techniques, most of which were developed with engineers at Buro Happold, whose LA offices are just down the 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> http://archinect.com/news/article/59343276/cornell-unveils-new-nyc-tech-campus-by-som-and-morphosis Cornell Unveils New NYC Tech Campus by SOM and Morphosis HotSoup 2012-10-15T11:55:00-04:00 >2012-10-27T12:43:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r4/r40glzilehs9pp3h.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Google didn&rsquo;t exist 25 years ago, Facebook didn&rsquo;t exist 25 years ago, even AOL didn&rsquo;t exist 25 years ago,&rdquo; Cornell's Andrew Winters said recently. &ldquo;The challenge is how do you create a tech campus today that is still flexible enough to grow and evolve for the next 25 years?&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> Cornell unveiled its plans for a brand new 12.5-acre tech campus on Roosevelt Island today. The master plan is by SOM and Field Operations, the first academic building is by Thom Mayne and includes a giant two-acre solar array meant to help the structure achieve net-zero energy consumption.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/47857852/morphosis-to-design-first-cornellnyc-tech-building-on-roosevelt-island Morphosis to Design First CornellNYC Tech Building on Roosevelt Island DianePham 2012-05-09T12:21:00-04:00 >2012-05-09T12:58:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j5/j578nw6at34cy6z7.jpg" width="514" height="375" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Thom Mayne of Morphosis Architects beat out some serious competition yesterday when he was awarded the honor to design the first CornellNYC Tech academic building on Roosevelt Island. The six candidates included Diller Scofidio + Renfro of High Line fame; One World Trade Center designers Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill (SOM), and Steven Holl Architects.</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/44502023/manhattan-memorious Manhattan Memorious risabelle 2012-04-10T11:28:00-04:00 >2012-04-17T16:20:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nb/nbdbefjrvw1ghbqy.jpg" width="514" height="380" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Before a city becomes a thing of steel, concrete, and glass it is a theater of visions in conflict. As a city ages, the visions do not die but come up against the physical and ideological resistance of the place and its people. This is an account of a Manhattan that could have been &ndash; might have been. A phantasmagorical Manhattan where the visionary meets the everyday. The island as we know it is but a pale reflection of a city designed by visionaries &ndash; a city of mad, incongruous utopias.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The film (created for Hong Kong &amp; Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale) visualizes several unrealized projects for Manhattan, including Buckminster Fuller&rsquo;s dome over Midtown, Rem Koolhaas&rsquo; City of the Captive Globe, RUR&rsquo;s East River Corridor, Paul Rudolph&rsquo;s Eastside Redevelopment Corridor, Morphosis&rsquo; West Side Yard and others.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/39670405/six-stellar-firms-tapped-for-cornell-s-nyc-tech-campus Six Stellar Firms Tapped for Cornell's NYC Tech Campus HotSoup 2012-02-28T18:12:00-05:00 >2012-02-28T18:14:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y1/y133loxyp9y8sn3z.jpg" width="514" height="301" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The innovation offered by a new tech campus on Roosevelt Island is not limited to New York&rsquo;s technology sector but the design one, as well. Almost every bid had soaring renderings and flashy flythroughs, most notably the winning entry from Cornell. Now the upstate university has announced six of the world&rsquo;s top firms, including a few local favorites, are in the running to design the new tech campus.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Making the shortlist are SOM, OMA, Morphosis, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Steven Holl and the dark horse Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, which maybe makes sense if they're looking to mind Apple engineers.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/31616696/morphosis-wins-the-eni-business-center-competition-in-italy Morphosis Wins the Eni Business Center Competition in Italy Alexander Walter 2011-12-20T15:56:00-05:00 >2012-10-15T12:00:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l7/l7h9w91cp2d0m00d.jpg" width="514" height="672" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The international competition for the concept design of the new Eni Exploration &amp; Production Business Center in San Donato Milanese, Italy, was won by Morphosis Architects with Nemesi Partners (architectural design partner), Setec TPI (structures designer), Setec Batiment (plants designer) and Pasodoble (landscape architect).</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>