Archinect - News 2014-09-19T11:59:17-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/106499499/editor-s-picks-380 Editor's Picks #380 Nam Henderson 2014-08-13T20:11:00-04:00 >2014-08-16T08:52:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6a/6ax21xbfp5zqazft.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the latest edition of <strong>Student Works: </strong><a href="http://archinect.com/justine.testado" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Justine Testado</a>&nbsp;spoke with project architect, Duncan Baker-Brown, about T<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/103711909/student-works-this-house-made-of-trash-teaches-a-lesson-in-green-housekeeping" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">he Waste House</a>,&nbsp;designed/built by faculty and students from the Faculty of Arts and <a href="http://www.ccb.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">City College Brighton &amp; Hove</a>.</p><p><strong>&nbsp;Olaf Design Ninja_</strong> &nbsp;did some quick math "<em>The numbers tell quite the story...an average of 8 people per work week day for the 15 month project duration. Compared to an equivalent wood frame house in the US that could be an entire subdivision. This should tell you how far industry has to go to do the right thing</em>".</p><p>Plus, elementary school librarian, <a href="http://ilovechildrensbooks.wordpress.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jennette Neville</a>, shared her <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/103117101/never-too-young-15-librarian-recommended-architecture-books-for-young-children" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">top 15 recommendations of architecture books for young children</a>.</p><p><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p>The NYT published a letter <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105778959/invitation-to-a-dialogue-less-ego-in-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">To the Editor: Less Ego in Architects</a>&nbsp;by Peggy Deamer, a partner in Deamer Architects and professor at the Yale School of Architecture. Editors saw an opportunity to start a Sunday Dialogue,&nbsp;and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106324363/the-starchitect-image" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a week later published responses and a rejoinders</a>.&nbsp;<strong>davvid</strong> had a thought "<em>Architecture firms are alrea...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96186296/rice-picks-ds-r-for-opera-theater Rice picks DS+R for opera theater Archinect 2014-03-21T16:44:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T19:17:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/db/db323eb165157cde46a2bcd419f618a8.jpg" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rice University has picked the New York architectural firm Diller Scofidio &amp; Renfro to design an opera theater scheduled to open in 2018. The 600-seat theater will stand in what now is a parking lot between Alice Pratt Brown Hall, the home of Rice's Shepherd School of Music, and Rice Stadium. Besides serving the school's Opera Department, the theater will be used for chamber music concerts and other events, Rice said. Charles Renfro, a 1989 Rice graduate, will be the lead 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/91617873/building-faces-wrecking-ball-so-does-couples-friendship Building Faces Wrecking Ball. So Does Couples’ Friendship. Archinect 2014-01-19T17:24:00-05:00 >2014-02-21T12:37:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c8/c819c316255d0b524cf94dced0929c3c.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;All of us who knew them thought this was going to be pretty much a slam dunk &mdash; that they would save the Folk Art Museum,&rdquo; said Peter Wheelwright, a former chairman of the architecture program at Parsons, the New School for Design. &ldquo;I knew they were capable of doing it and that, because of their friendship, that they would make a sincere, genuine, wholehearted effort.&rdquo;</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/91367784/christopher-hawthorne-interviews-elizabeth-diller-regarding-moma-plans Christopher Hawthorne interviews Elizabeth Diller regarding MoMA plans Nam Henderson 2014-01-16T11:42:00-05:00 >2014-01-17T17:03:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dh/dhyxpkp25a9idkq7.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"I think that the press has been too fast to reduce the conversation to heroes and villains and martyrs, and to suggest that what MoMA is doing is necessarily bad. We want to get more information out. We want to share the problem with others and invite them to really take a hard look" - Elizabeth Diller</p></em><br /><br /><p> They discuss the almost uniformly negative reaction to the announcement as well as the details of DS+R&rsquo;s proposal for MoMA, which is still in an early design phase.</p> <p> In response&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/kimmelman" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Kimmelman</a>&nbsp;tweeted "<a href="https://twitter.com/kimmelman/status/423839859946430464" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Her answers are deeply unsatisfying</a>".&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90858670/vancouver-art-gallery-opens-up-shortlist-ring-to-five-international-design-heavyweights Vancouver Art Gallery opens up shortlist ring to five international design heavyweights Alexander Walter 2014-01-09T21:04:00-05:00 >2014-01-15T11:18:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7w/7wox1wrvjmol09vm.jpg" width="514" height="324" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The heat is on in the architectural competition for Vancouver Art Gallery's new downtown home on a site at West Georgia and Cambie Streets. From a pool of 75 applicants, the gallery narrowed down a shortlist of five firms &mdash; all of which are no strangers to designing world-class exhibition spaces.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The five finalists are:</p> <ul><li> Diller Scofidio + Renfro (New York)</li> <li> Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects (New York)</li> <li> Herzog &amp; de Meuron (Basel)</li> <li> KPMB Architects (Toronto)</li> <li> SANAA (Tokyo)</li> </ul><p> Could this be the welcome redemption time for TWBTA after <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90772488/american-folk-art-museum-will-be-razed-in-diller-scofidio-renfro-s-moma-expansion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">it was announced</a> just yesterday that DS+R's MoMA expansion will officially raze the much beloved <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/8366/american-folk-art-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">American Folk Art Museum</a>? <em>(*ding ding ding!*)</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90756275/elizabeth-diller-on-spike-jonze-s-her Elizabeth Diller on Spike Jonze's 'Her' Archinect 2014-01-08T13:20:00-05:00 >2014-01-15T19:54:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1d/1d989acaa2bb25cf90d80ac4f404684c.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In doing press for the film, Jonze has repeatedly credited New York architects Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio, AIA, founding principals of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, with helping him devise the feel of his settings. Diller took time to chat with ARCHITECT about the film, as well as the uncanny qualities of the near-future and why she generally prefers murder stories to sci-fi.</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/86380679/diller-scofidio-renfro-wins-zaryadye-park-competition-in-moscow Diller Scofidio + Renfro wins Zaryadye Park competition in Moscow Justine Testado 2013-11-12T15:31:00-05:00 >2013-11-15T19:31:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2a/2asou7nkc24ft17p.jpg" width="514" height="281" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Diller Scofidio + Renfro has won the Zaryadye Park competition in Moscow. Set in the historic district of Zaryadye in downtown Moscow, the design competition was established to find an architecture and landscape plan to transform the 130,000 sq.m. former site of Hotel Russia into a multi-functional public park. Coming in second and third place are TPO Reserve and MVRDV, respectively.</p></em><br /><br /><p> See also: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/86621884/2nd-place-zaryadye-park-competition-entry-by-team-tpo-reserve" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2nd-place Zaryadye Park competition entry by team TPO Reserve</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4e/4eyaq8lph0qcwpbh.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Master plan. First-place entry by Diller Scofidio + Renfro</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/11/11dmwyop1igf7ryf.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Entrance from the Red Square. First-place entry by Diller Scofidio + Renfro</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q6/q6iph5gdtk2deowe.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Postcard Moscow. First-place entry by Diller Scofidio + Renfro</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tt/ttdo72p647j2qkpj.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Panorama. First-place entry by Diller Scofidio + Renfro</p> <p> <em>The concept of the Zaryadye park is based on the principles of wild urbanism, where people and plants co-exist in the same area. Wild urbanism creates a clear system of interaction between nature and the city. People are not imposed on certain routes and plants can grow freely. Wild urbanism - is an opportunity to leave the city, and at the same time be closer to it. Nature provides an unexpected contrast to the city, keeping the balance with culture. The territory of the park has four typical Russian landscape zones : tundra, steppe , forest and marsh. The zones are organized in terraces that descend from the upper to a lower level of the...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/77249856/suffocating-the-bubble-of-democracy Suffocating the Bubble of Democracy Andrew Davis 2013-07-17T14:20:00-04:00 >2013-07-22T21:31:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/44/44wrmdek9rkfxxgs.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"To some degree, the very characteristics that promised to make the bubble easier to build ultimately handicapped its fund-raising ability. Because the structure was temporary &mdash; Mr. Koshalek envisioned inflating the pavilion designed by the New York firm Diller Scofidio &amp; Renfro in May and October &mdash; the museum was able to avoid the layers of approval usually required for any structure destined for the National Mall."</p></em><br /><br /><p> In the words of Woody Allen, "What we have on our hands is a dead shark." As has been previously reported, the DS+R project for the Hirshhorn Museum in D.C. will not be moving forward. The reason for this failure is purportedly due to fundraising deficiencies and not aesthetics as the Smithsonian's dense bureaucracy continually reiterates. However, as this <em>Times</em> articles suggests, the impermanent nature of this design is not only a disincentive for donor's support but also integral to its aesthetics. The failure of this unique project is thus fittingly situated in the democratic heart of Washington D.C. where thoughtful deliberations flourish.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/73293916/hirshhorn-bubble-risks-operating-at-a-loss-internal-smithsonian-report-says Hirshhorn ‘Bubble’ risks operating at a loss, internal Smithsonian report says Archinect 2013-05-16T13:13:00-04:00 >2013-05-20T11:40:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4l/4ld8181aniu1adl1.jpg" width="514" height="319" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Hirshhorn Museum&rsquo;s proposed Seasonal Inflatable Structure, also known as &ldquo;the Bubble,&rdquo; a project announced in 2009 and intended as an architecturally and culturally transformative space on the Mall, would operate at a loss in each of three scenarios examined in an assessment done by the Smithsonian.</p></em><br /><br /><p> &ldquo;We&rsquo;ve said from the beginning, and the secretary [G. Wayne Clough] has said it, this is a bold project,&rdquo; said Richard Kurin, the Smithsonian&rsquo;s undersecretary for history, art and culture. &ldquo;We&rsquo;ve encouraged this, but it has to be raised by private money. In terms of doing that, we&rsquo;re still trying to raise money for construction of the Inflatable Structure. We&rsquo;ve been at this for some years. We hope its time has come now, but if not, we look forward to a better time.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/67113343/diller-scofidio-s-hirshhorn-bubble-one-more-chance Diller-Scofidio's Hirshhorn Bubble: One More Chance? Donna Sink 2013-02-07T16:18:00-05:00 >2013-02-07T23:31:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q9/q9wxb4nnjpban101.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As a public-art stunt, the Seasonal Inflatable is troubling. The Hirshhorn should build it anyway.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>If and when the Inflatable is first inflated, perhaps in fall 2014&mdash;that&rsquo;s the latest, and perhaps the last, aspirational launch date&mdash;the architectural pavilion known informally as the Bubble and somewhat more officially as the Bloomberg Balloon could serve as another kind of proof: that Hirshhorn Director Richard Koshalek&rsquo;s trust in architecture in art is not misplaced, and that his faith in Washington as a cultural capital is not overdetermined.</em></p> <p> Kriston Capps writes a convincing article why Diller Scofidio's Bubble should not be bobbled.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/66988918/diller-scofidio-culture-shed-takes-shape Diller Scofidio Culture Shed Takes Shape HotSoup 2013-02-06T11:23:00-05:00 >2013-02-12T16:39:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zp/zpsa66hdx7gaee6o.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockewell Group, the building is envisioned as a kuntshalle, essentially a museum with no permanent collection, that would accommodate shows from local and international cultural establishments. Its most dramatic feature will be a 140-foot retractable structure that when rolled into place will double the size of the ground-floor gallery.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The cultural anchor for the 26-acre Hudson Yards project, the Culture Shed is set to open in 2017, nestled within an apartment tower also designed by DS+R, abutting the DS+R-designed High Line. (These guys are taking over Manhattan!)</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/62660487/hirshhorn-bubble-project-the-problem-with-event-art Hirshhorn Bubble Project: The Problem With Event Art Archinect 2012-11-21T07:10:00-05:00 >2012-12-03T12:14:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/24/24n5b5prgq6eieak.jpg" width="514" height="413" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To fund the Bubble, the museum originally turned to Bloomberg, planning to call it the Bloomberg Balloon in honor of a $1 million (or greater) gift. But, perhaps tellingly, the Hirshhorn has not consistently referred to the Bloomberg Balloon as such, suggesting there may still be room&mdash;or the need&mdash;for a larger donor. Diminishing federal support certainly won&rsquo;t fund the Bubble, and to date, the museum's board has not stepped up to bridge the funding gap.</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/56019597/diller-scofidio-renfro-plans-for-aberdeen-city-centre-turned-down-by-city-council Diller Scofidio + Renfro plans for Aberdeen city centre turned down by City Council Amir Mikhaeil 2012-08-26T18:25:00-04:00 >2012-08-27T22:07:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ho/hocvf4pe8aq234ih.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Proposals to reinvigorate the city centre of Aberdeen, Scotland by High Line architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro have been rejected by City Councillors. [...] The Full Council voted 22-20 - with one abstention - to reject the scheme but agreed to retain proposals to refurbish Aberdeen Art Gallery, redevelop the site of the City Council&rsquo;s former St Nicholas House headquarters and the Upper Denburn area, and to invest in &lsquo;City Circle&rsquo; plans to make the city better connected for pedestrians.</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/52600023/cooper-hewitt-selects-ds-r-as-exhibition-designer-and-local-projects-as-media-designer Cooper-Hewitt Selects DS+R as Exhibition Designer and Local Projects as Media Designer Alexander Walter 2012-06-28T14:13:00-04:00 >2012-06-29T10:58:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ee/eetn65pv0qwdwpzu.jpg" width="514" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Diller Scofidio + Renfro were announced today as designers of the gallery and visitor experience for the reopening of the Smithsonian&rsquo;s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. New York exhibition specialists Local Projects will act as participatory media designer and develop engaging ways to access digital content at the museum and remotely. The museum campus is scheduled to reopen in 2014.</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/52551829/ds-r-s-design-for-columbia-s-medical-and-graduate-education-building-unveiled DS+R's Design for Columbia's Medical and Graduate Education Building Unveiled Archinect 2012-06-27T18:08:00-04:00 >2012-07-20T07:24:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5y/5yr6mxvz6cilojfi.jpg" width="514" height="714" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The design centralizes all social and public spaces in a vertical stack at the south face of the building. This continuous space features a multi-story glass fa&ccedil;ade that maximizes light and offers exceptional views to the south. The interiors of the study cascade &ndash; a system of special alcoves reserved for social interaction &ndash; are complemented by outdoor gathering spaces and terraces that are clad in cement panels, wood, and other materials.</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/41338952/designs-for-high-line-s-last-section-are-released Designs for High Line's Last Section Are Released Archinect 2012-03-14T01:40:00-04:00 >2012-03-14T17:39:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/77/77bcbab4af762f64be4c9171180b6082.jpg" width="480" height="311" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Initial designs for the third and final section of the High Line were released Monday by Friends of the High Line. Section 3 will wrap around the striking stretch of rail yards at the center of the Hudson Yards project. The new stretch will pick up where the completed section ends at 30th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues, continue west to 12th Avenue, turn north, and then head back east at 34th Street for about half a block.</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/39788356/diller-scofidio-renfro-wins-2012-lawrence-israel-prize Diller Scofidio + Renfro Wins 2012 Lawrence Israel Prize Alexander Walter 2012-02-29T14:28:00-05:00 >2012-03-01T12:20:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u9/u95ewv5e79so8r0g.jpg" width="514" height="502" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Interior Design Department at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) has announced Diller Scofidio + Renfro as this year&rsquo;s recipient of the Lawrence Israel Prize. [...] Each year, the award recipient is invited to give a public talk on their work. Diller Scofidio + Renfro's talk will take place on Thursday, March 15 at 6 pm at FIT in the John E. Reeves Great Hall, Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Seventh Avenue at 28th 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/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/39099189/doug-aitken-will-turn-hirshhorn-into-360-degree-screen Doug Aitken Will Turn Hirshhorn Into 360-Degree Screen Archinect 2012-02-23T15:08:00-05:00 >2012-02-23T19:42:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5a/5a95929801f4f634d70a49d4a78d5f5a.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As if Diller Scofidio + Renfro&rsquo;s giant inflatable balloon set to rise (sometime) from its roof, Up-style, weren&rsquo;t a sufficiently kinetic addition to the Smithsonian&rsquo;s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C., the institution announced in a press release yesterday that artist Doug Aitken will turn the building&rsquo;s circular facade into an enormous 360-degreen screen for nearly two months this spring.</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/34986046/charles-renfro-j-crew-wearing-architect Charles Renfro, J.Crew-Wearing Architect Archinect 2012-01-18T20:52:00-05:00 >2012-01-30T05:22:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9c/9cba19138ea582a8239209820e4bfa32.jpg" width="500" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Pushing the Ludlow Suit, the ad features six gents sporting six variations on the "bespoke-inspired" suit. Two are restauranteurs, one is a journalist/activist, one is a business analyst, one is a creative director, and one is an architect, Charles Renfro of Diller Scofidio + Renfro.</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/34958354/diller-scofidio-renfro-beat-out-strong-competition-at-aberdeen-city-garden-project Diller Scofidio + Renfro Beat Out Strong Competition at Aberdeen City Garden Project Alexander Walter 2012-01-18T15:17:00-05:00 >2012-04-21T15:33:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2t/2t81aldmjpdca1xy.jpg" width="514" height="273" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Diller Scofidio + Renfro have won the Aberdeen City Garden Project design competition which seeks to transform the center of Aberdeen, Scotland. New York City-based DS+R collaborated with local Scottish architects, Keppie Design and landscape architects OLIN, on this project and emerged as winners from a head-to-head race with another finalist team led by Foster + Partners.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Check the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/diller_scofidio_renfro_beat_out_strong_competition_at_aberdeen_city_garden_" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler article</a> to also see the projects of the five shortlisted teams led by Foster + Partners, Gustafson Porter, Mecanoo, Sn&oslash;hetta &amp; Hoskins, and West 8.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/9106134/a-first-look-at-section-2-of-new-york-s-high-line-park A First Look at Section 2 of New York's High Line Park MikeChino 2011-06-07T16:11:28-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6i/6ienh0q8jb629vrj.jpg" width="514" height="352" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The High Line, New York City&rsquo;s most exciting and innovative linear park, just opened its second section to the public &ndash; and Inhabitat was on the scene to bring you exclusive photos of the new extension! We finally experienced the Falcone Flyover, Viewing Spur, Chelsea Thicket and other exciting new features, and we descended from the experienced with our heads still in the clouds &ndash; read on for our exclusive first look at The High Line, Section 2.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Inhabitat has exclusive photos of the opening day of New York's high line park - hit the jump to see the new park in its entirety - from the Chelsea Thicket to the Falcone Flyover and beyond.</p>