Archinect - News 2016-07-23T22:56:18-04:00 Brute Force: Atlanta's endangered Breuer, Ban's disaster relief efforts, and a honking huge lobby for driverless vehicles on Archinect Sessions #63 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-05T14:31:00-04:00 >2016-05-18T23:24:22-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week on the podcast, Donna, Ken and I discuss the uncertain future of downtown <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atlanta's brutalist Public Library</a> (the last building Marcel Breuer designed), how Shigeru <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ban's relief efforts</a> in Ecuador relate to his celebrity, and the emergence of a heavy-hitting <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">lobbyist group for driverless cars</a> in the US.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 63 of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "Brute Force":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p><p><strong>Shownotes</strong>:</p><p>News pieces discussed in this show:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google, Uber, Lyft, Ford and Volvo join forces to lobby for autonomous vehicles</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shigeru Ban arrives in Ecuador to train locals in relief architecture</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Breuer's Brutalist library in downtown Atlanta faces demolition</a></li></ul><p>The campaign to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">save Marcel Breuer...</a></p> Breuer's Brutalist library in downtown Atlanta faces demolition Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-29T12:40:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T11:51:53-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The uncertainty looming over the building&rsquo;s future is serving as a call to action for preservation groups in Atlanta and around the world who are beginning to mobilize. [...] Ironically, to gain the Breuer building, Atlanta lost its original Carnegie Library. [...] As evidenced by the transformation of the former Whitney Museum into the Met Breuer, it is clear that with a careful restoration, Breuer&rsquo;s works can be an iconic piece of the urban fabric in which they reside</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Architecture and Design Center has begun a <a href=";r_by=15391034" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">petition</a> to protect the library, and has since garnered 1,023 signatures of 2,000 needed.</p><p>The petition states: "We ask that the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System Board of Trustees take actions to protect the Central Library and Library System Headquarters Building, located at One Margaret Mitchell Square, from demolition and damaging renovation, whether the Library System maintains ownership or sells the building. We also ask that the building is renamed to honor its architect, the internationally renowned Marcel Breuer."</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title='No guarantees for historic residential architecture in "real-estate limbo"' href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">No guarantees for historic residential architecture in "real-estate limbo"</a></li><li><a title="Chicago's Marina City designated official landmark status &mdash; it's about time!" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago's Marina City designated official landmark status &mdash; it's about time!</a></li><li><a title="Constructive destruction: How would you imagine the ideal demolition scheme?" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Constructive destruction: How would you imagine the ideal demolition scheme?</a></li><li><a title="&quot;Stop the unpermitted demolition&quot;: Roche Dinkeloo's shiny UN Plaza Hotel lobby might be remodeled" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Stop the unpermitted demolition": Roche Dinkeloo's shiny UN Plaza Hotel lobby might be remodeled</a></li><li><a title='"Too old to be hip but too young to be venerated" &ndash; say good-bye to the brutalist Fogarty building in downtown Providence' href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Too old to be hip but too young to be venerated" &ndash; say good-bye to the bruta...</a></li></ul> As the Met moves into the old Whitney, can it shrug off the iconic building's associations with its former tenant? Nicholas Korody 2016-02-16T17:13:00-05:00 >2016-02-27T23:06:40-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On March 18, when the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens an annex at Madison Avenue and 75th Street in Manhattan, it will be attempting to shrug off the ghost of a museum past. The specter is the Whitney Museum of American Art, which called the iconic Marcel Breuer building on that corner home for nearly five decades. In an eight-year deal, the Met is leasing the Breuer building from the Whitney&mdash; which relocated to its dazzling new Renzo Piano&ndash;designed home last year...</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Breuer-designed building will house some of the Met's modern and contemporary collection. But shrugging off the association between the Brutalist masterpiece and its former tenant may prove a tough task. For many, nothing say's "the Whitney" more than those protruding windows...</p><p>For related coverage, check out some of these older articles:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Take a Tour Inside the Brand New Whitney Museum!</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's critical round-up for the new Renzo Piano-designed Whitney Museum</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Protests at Renzo Piano's new Whitney Museum building</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">White Space: The Architecture of the Art Fair</a></li></ul> New movement urges to call Brutalism 'Heroic' instead Alexander Walter 2015-11-25T12:17:00-05:00 >2015-12-01T11:31:17-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="398" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There&rsquo;s the legacy of Brutalism being such a negative term. It begins the conversation with negativity about these buildings, and this falls into the misreading of them as harsh, Stalinist, or some other kind of monstrous, mean architecture. The name plays into that mischaracterization that&rsquo;s grown around a lot of them. I think &ldquo;Heroic&rsquo;&rdquo; is a better title for what their actual aspirations were. The architects had a real sense of optimism. They were developing architecture for the civic realm.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brutalism: the great architectural polarizer</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art college professor suggests makeover for brutalist Boston City Hall</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future of Paul Rudolph's brutalist Orange County building still uncertain</a></li></ul> Marcel Breuer Digital Archive Archinect 2012-06-13T19:24:00-04:00 >2012-06-18T17:17:06-04:00 <img src="" width="380" height="475" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Marcel Breuer Digital Archive represents a collaborative effort headed by Syracuse University Library to digitize over 30,000 drawings, photographs, letters and other materials related to the career of Marcel Breuer, one of the most influential architects and furniture designers of the twentieth century.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Anne Griswold Tyng, Pioneering Architect Archinect 2012-05-02T16:07:00-04:00 >2012-05-15T00:15:58-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="767" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When Anne Griswold Tyng entered Radcliffe College in 1938, she had already found her calling: her faith was in architecture. &ldquo;I was intensely drawn to the combination of science and art, of the pragmatic and aesthetic, of rigorous facts and intuitive leaps,&rdquo; she wrote, looking back nearly 60 years later... In 1942, she enrolled in the first class to admit women at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where she studied with Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer...</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>