Archinect - News 2014-04-24T06:58:04-04:00 “The Space of Poetry” exhibition in Boston examines the built environment of poetry Justine Testado 2014-04-22T13:25:00-04:00 >2014-04-23T12:52:17-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Who knew that architecture could let you perceive poetry in a new angle or two. Currently at Boston Architectural College's 951 Boylston Street Building until May 1, "The Space of Poetry" exhibition reveals the intricate ties between the written art form and architectural history, theory, and design &mdash; all by Cara Armstrong, a trained architect and poet who works as an educator, writer, and illustrator.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As an exhibition extra, the gallery is inviting everyone to a free talk on April 30 at 5 p.m. We can be sure this won't be like your typical poetry analysis class.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"The exhibition delves into the space of poetry by bringing it together with architecture history, theory and design, encouraging viewers to look critically at poetic construction and promoting a more evocative understanding of architecture and writing...</p><p>Using the lens of architecture and art, [Armstrong] visually considers story, structure, music, and imagination as building blocks. Then, through architectural analysis techniques such as solid/void analysis and diagramming, she translates individual poems into a set of spatial relationships that becomes art in its own right. This allows the work of poets such as John Donne, Jean Valentine, and Jane Mead to converse across time and brings to light similarities in form, structure, and meaning."</p><p>Find more details on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> See Artists Experiment with Compact Living in a Rotating Wheel Archinect 2014-03-07T15:38:00-05:00 >2014-03-10T21:18:09-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The way it works is each loop, outside and in, is equipped with a bed, study, kitchen, bathroom, and little dresser, arranged so that when the wheel stops the matching item is available to each person at the same time. To switch over to a new activity, they both have to walk in tandem...</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Architecture gallery, "Department of Architecture", to open in San Francisco on June 12th Archinect 2013-06-07T20:35:00-04:00 >2013-06-12T14:24:09-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Michelle Chang, a GSD grad, and current studio teacher at CCA and Berkeley, has responded to the closing of SFMOMA's A+D department by initiating a new gallery space to promote the work of young professionals.</p> <p> The first exhibit at Department of Architecture is opening on June 12 at the architecture office and think tank, MKThink, featuring practicing academics Matsys (CCA), MTTR MGMT (CCA, Berkeley, SCI-Arc), and Nervous System (MIT).</p> <p> Michelle tells us, "starting Department of Architecture (DoA) grew out of a frustration with architecture's lack of presence within the city.&nbsp; Especially with the SFMOMA closing next week (for three years), all architecture events will be embedded within either local architecture schools or small professional circles.&nbsp; Some of the best architecture exhibitions I've been to were in lobbies of architecture schools, but they were mostly attended by faculty and students.&nbsp; The idea behind DoA is to engage the public in two ways: through a series of ha...</p> Zaha Hadid beyond buildings: architect launches new design gallery Archinect 2013-05-23T13:01:00-04:00 >2013-05-23T19:07:28-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="381" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>She has become a global brand so desirable that her buildings in China are now being pirated &ndash; before they are even finished. So what territory is left to conquer? The answer might be found by peering through the windows of an innocuous looking building on Clerkenwell Road in east London, which opened this week as the Zaha Hadid Design Gallery, part of Clerkenwell Design Week.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> "Wheel of Everyday Life" installed at Rice Gallery Archinect 2013-02-13T18:41:00-05:00 >2013-02-18T18:07:15-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In her work, Swedish artist Gunilla Klingberg explores her interests in everyday consumerism and forms of Eastern spirituality. To do this she covers architectural spaces with ornate, repetitive patterns that she creates by transforming supermarket, fast food, big box store, and common household product logos. She incorporates these into large-scale, circular patterns that resemble sacred mandalas. Mandalas are cosmological diagrams that symbolically represent the universe and its cycles of life, death, and rebirth. As with a mandala, Klingberg's Wheel of Everyday Life begins at a central point and expands outward as if it could continue to infinity.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> ZIP: Studio400 book show installation, by Cal Poly students Hao Phung 2013-02-11T11:39:00-05:00 >2013-02-12T19:33:48-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> A quarter of a million zip ties altered a gallery into a bristled vortex of swirling, cavernous zip tie fabric magnified through reflective cellophane and augmented by subtle changing color. ZIP expresses the story of collaborative effort through research, acquisition, design, and construction of an environment designed as haptic reading room. Designed as an experience to exhibit thesis books, Professor Karen Lange&rsquo;s fifth year studio (Studio400) at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo, was assigned a collaborative installation project to showcase their previous personal research and transition into the design phase of their individual thesis projects.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Nineteen students worked tirelessly through the zipping, snipping, and stitching of the zip ties together composing an intricate three-dimensional fabric that could be swirled onto itself to create multiple experiences within a small storefront space. Entry portal, tubular book receptacles, undula...</p> Yale Gallery’s $135 Million Expansion Reveals Riches Archinect 2013-01-08T14:07:00-05:00 >2013-01-09T10:09:08-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After nine years and $135 million, the Yale Art Galleries on the university&rsquo;s campus in New Haven, Connecticut, have reopened to display the treasures you more typically find in a big-city museum. The project is the culmination of a campus-wide arts master plan that has taken 17 years and $500 million.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Michael Maltzan selected to design Inuit Art and Learning Centre for WAG Archinect 2012-11-28T13:58:00-05:00 >2012-12-03T18:59:09-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="392" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The award-winning American architect Michael Maltzan has been selected to design the Inuit Art and Learning Centre at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winnipeg Art Gallery</a>. The Centre will house both the WAG&rsquo;s celebrated collection of contemporary Inuit art, the largest of its kind in the world, and the Studio Art and Learning programs. Michael Maltzan will be the Prime and Design Architect for this historic project, and supporting his team will be Cibinel Architects, Ltd, led by principal George Cibinel, acting as the Associate and Technical Architect in Winnipeg.</p> <p> This past August, 65 prospective architectural teams from 15 countries responded to the Call for Expressions of Interest for the IALC project. In September, the architect selection committee narrowed it down to six finalists who submitted expanded proposals and were interviewed last month. The selection committee was unanimous in choosing Michael Maltzan as the winning architect, and this recommendation subsequently received overwhelming approval...</p> Herzog & de Meuron’s Parrish Art Museum Archinect 2012-10-02T19:16:00-04:00 >2012-10-08T18:57:43-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The new building cost about $26 million to build&mdash;70 percent below the previous budget. But is less less? When the new plan was announced, Nicolai Ouroussoff, writing in the Times, thought so, calling it "a major step down in architectural ambition." Ouroussoff was wrong. True, no one can know what the "cluster of pavilions" would have looked like. I can only report that the rectangular building is a triumph. The materials are gorgeous.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> By itself, the gallery structure is ravishing Nam Henderson 2012-05-12T12:09:00-04:00 >2012-05-14T07:12:18-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>while there are many moments of breathtaking refinement, and the galleries themselves are a revelation, the result is sadly - no, tragically - a long way from being a successful addition to the city.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Inga Saffron reviews the new building, and the relocated Albert Barnes Foundation, by architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien.</p> Perry Rubenstein to Inaugurate Los Angeles Gallery With Helmut Newton, Neil Young Archinect 2012-05-09T13:52:00-04:00 >2012-05-09T14:01:51-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The architect on the new gallery is the L.A.-based firm wHY Architecture, founded by Kulapat Yantrasast, who worked with Tadao Ando for 15 years, and designed the L.A. branch of New York gallery L&amp;M Arts, in Venice Beach. The firm, Mr. Rubenstein says, was recommended to him by Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art director Jeffrey Deitch, a New York transplant himself.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> No Shades of Gray Archinect 2012-01-24T13:54:00-05:00 >2012-01-24T21:52:33-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="541" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When architect Peter Zellner first unveiled his design for the new Matthew Marks Gallery in West Hollywood, it was met with enthusiasm from the planning department and the mayor. But the city has strict design guidelines on the books: New buildings must have windows and architectural detail. The gallery was, well, an &ldquo;ice cube,&rdquo; says Zellner, and Marks was in uncharted territory, choosing to make his West Coast debut in the scruffy neighborhood between La Brea and Fairfax...</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> An Ellsworth Kelly Facade and a George Bellows Retrospective Paul Petrunia 2011-09-30T00:04:00-04:00 >2012-01-25T18:05:11-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Matthew Marks arrived at Ellsworth Kelly&rsquo;s studio in Columbia County, N.Y., last year with an architectural model of his new Los Angeles-area gallery. It was meant as both visual aid and inspiration. Mr. Marks was hoping to entice Mr. Kelly into creating something for the building&rsquo;s facade.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The NYT discusses the future West Hollywood Matthew Marks Gallery, designed by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ZELLNERPLUS</a>, with Ellsworth Kelly sculpture-embellished fa&ccedil;ade.</p> <p> Location: West Hollywood, California. 2011<br> Design Architect: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ZELLNERPLUS</a><br> Structural Engineer: Gordon Polon SE<br> MEP Engineer: Creative Engineering Group<br> General Contractor: Tyler Development Corporation</p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More info</a></p> From the School Blogs: A Gallery for One. Paul Petrunia 2011-07-11T16:34:37-04:00 >2011-07-11T17:20:57-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="1514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Our third studio project was called &lsquo;Gallery for One&rsquo;. The point of the project was to choose a work of art and design a space to house only this piece. The hypothetical site was on UBC&rsquo;s main mall next to our Belkin Art Gallery, on an enormous strip of grass. With such a simple program and very little site restrictions the goal was to generate a space that was completely original and enhanced the experience of viewing the selected art piece without overshadowing it.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> No shades of grey in this bold vision Paul Petrunia 2011-06-06T18:50:26-04:00 >2011-06-06T18:50:47-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Chipperfield... says creating the gallery was like &ldquo;a three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle&rdquo; and there&rsquo;s certainly a lot of geometry involved. More important, though, there&rsquo;s an uplifting sense of space, height and &ndash; exactly what you don&rsquo;t expect from the exterior &ndash; light. The rooms are flooded with light reflected off white walls, from skylights and from floor-to-ceiling windows that counterpoint the sculptures with the urban reality of Wakefield outside.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>