Archinect - News 2015-11-30T15:53:09-05:00 A helping hand: Glasgow School of Art receives detailed Mackintosh Building sketches from Ph.D. alumnus, as restoration plan progresses Justine Testado 2015-09-08T18:40:00-04:00 >2015-09-08T19:51:00-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Prospects look promising right now for the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glasgow School of Art</a> as their plan to restore the historic Mackintosh Building from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a devastating fire</a> last May pieces itself together. After months of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">debate</a> about whether to restore or replace the Mackintosh, locally based Page\Park Architects won the competition to work with the school in restoring the structure <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this past March</a>.</p><p>Most recently, the GSA received a gift of 22 architectural drawings of the Mackintosh Building, meticulously drawn and donated by Professor George Cairns from the QUT Business School in Brisbane. They're considered to be the most comprehensive drawings of the building in existence.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>George Cairns' drawing of the East Wing Staircase.</em></p><p>Perhaps this was a stroke of luck for the school. Cairns first created the drawings while working toward his Ph.D. at GSA's Mackintosh School of Architecture during the early 1990s. The A1-size drawings, which are mostly drawn at a 1:100 scale, depict the Mackintosh as it was completed i...</p> Win a copy of the reprinted “ÁLVARO SIZA. VIAGEM SEM PROGRAMA” Justine Testado 2014-08-06T18:43:00-04:00 >2014-08-06T19:01:11-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The popular<em> &Aacute;LVARO SIZA. VIAGEM SEM PROGRAMA</em> book tells the personal stories of renowned Portuguese architect&nbsp;&Aacute;lvaro Siza through his own collection of drawings. Upon the success of the first edition, Red Publishing recently reprinted the book -- and guess what, Archinect is now giving away five copies to our readers!</p><p><strong>To enter the book giveaway, fill out <a href=";formkey=dGI5aVV2WWdwYzBkVWRzRXEzOVU2V1E6MA#gid=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this survey</a> by Wednesday, August 13, end of day. Winners will be chosen at random. Good luck!</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The book presents 53 drawings that Siza created over a period of 60 years, beginning in Porto to the end of the 1950s when he made his way into the architecture world. In an interview, Siza talks about his most significant encounters with colleagues and friends, and the lasting relationships that were established.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Authors Raul Betti and Greta Ruffino worked with Siza himself in selecting which drawings to publish from his numerous sketchbooks and diaries. Digitally reproducing the drawings involved an in-depth study on materials and a digital ...</p> Results of the AIA Philadelphia Napkin Sketch Competition Alexander Walter 2012-08-13T14:49:00-04:00 >2012-08-20T20:57:37-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Three category winners and several finalists have been announced at the 2012 SKETCH SHOWDOWN, AIA Philadelphia's annual napkin sketch competition. The organizers received 105 entries from China, New Zealand, and the United States with authors ranging from high school students to architects with over 20+ years of experience in the profession. The entries are now on view in Philadelphia through September 15 at the AIA Bookstore at Washington Square (7th &amp; Sansom Streets).</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Editor's Picks #275 Nam Henderson 2012-07-31T01:01:00-04:00 >2012-07-31T13:22:12-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;featured recent efforts towards preservation, by new owner Michael Chapman who commissioned Barry Milofsky of M2A Architects to design the restoration, to The Lukens House, in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soriano's Glen Lukens House: Back to Life and Happy</a>.&nbsp;Therein he asserted "<em>It is important to add here that Soriano was the architect whom photographer Julius Shulman and his wife selected to design their home. As to why, Mr. Shulman did tell me in an unpublished interview that the decision to hire Mr. Soriano was made because &lsquo;he loved life!&rsquo; after drinking few bottles of wine Mr. Soriano brought with him to the empty lot Shulmans bought below Mulholland Drive.</em>"</p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mas Context highlighted the work of David Yoon, a writer, designer, photographer, and self-confessed urban planning geek living in Los Angeles</a>, who started documenting existing streets of Los Angeles and narrowing them to see the effects that his manipulations had on the city.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eric Chavkin</a>&nbsp;claimed "<em>PHOTOSHOP URBANISM This is all ab...</em></p> AFH's I Love Architecture Charity Auction Starts Today Archinect 2012-06-19T18:29:00-04:00 >2012-06-21T12:41:26-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="357" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Over 70 contributions from 50 of the world's top architects and designers are being auctioned. Proceeds will support Architecture for Humanity. Help us reach our fundraising goal of $150,000 by June 30.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Here are just a few selected sketches and design contributions which will become available later today on <a href=";userid=architectureforhumanity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eBay</a> as part of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture for Humanity</a>'s <em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">I Love Architecture</a></em> Charity Auction:</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; Renzo Piano, La scuola a S. Jos&eacute; di Costarica. 3/31/12, Pen, Pencil, Marker, &amp; Post It on Trace Paper, 17.5 x 24.5</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; Richard Rogers | Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, The Centre Pompidou, Screenprint, 24 x 36</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; Michael Szivos | SOFTlab, 3D lasercut models | set of 3, Plastic light cutouts, 13 x 19</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; Moshe Safdie, New Wing Expansion Peabody-Essex Museum, Print Ed. 47/118, 16 x 20</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; Ball-Nogues Studio, Feathered Edge Test Print. 2010, pigment print on somerset velvet paper, 15 x 23</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; Richard Meier, The Getty Center / I-Research Institute ed.11/20. Spring 1998, Tyler Graphics Print | Original lithograph print on paper, 20.5 x 28</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; J. Mayer H., From Dataprotection Pattern Installations. 13.2.2012, Printed on card stock, 11.6 x 16.5</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; St&eacute;phane Malka, AME-LOT. 2...</p> Archive of Affinities, a collection of architectural patent applications Archinect 2012-05-02T18:35:00-04:00 >2012-05-02T18:46:07-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="825" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archive of Affinities</a> is a very interesting new(ish?) Tumblr documenting architectural patent applications.</p>