Archinect - News 2014-04-18T00:17:08-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/71565097/dreams-built-and-broken Dreams Built and Broken... Nam Henderson 2013-04-22T15:00:00-04:00 >2013-04-22T15:00:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3m/3mul0g8lhq7qmjwx.jpg" width="500" height="471" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Analysis, rather than the promotion of starchitects, was her aim, and a prodigious amount of research underlies her early, punchy pronouncements as well as her late, magisterial style...Her death removes a passionate and particular voice from the shrinking ranks of full-time architecture critics, but also represents a loss of institutional memory for architecture culture...She didn&rsquo;t offer compromise positions</p></em><br /><br /><p> In the May 6th edition of magazine Alexandra Lange authored a paean, in which she explores the legacy of Ada Louise Huxtable. Ms. Lange identifies how Ada Louise Huxtable's life and career make the case for architecture criticism "<em>as an essential beat for a metropolitan newspaper</em>" as well as for an appreciation of architecture.</p> <p> Image via Laurie Olin's tribute to Ada Louise Huxtable <a href="http://www.theolinstudio.com/blog/laurie-olin-remembers-ada-louise-huxtable-champion-of-urban-design/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/65033687/architecture-critic-ada-louise-huxtable-dies Architecture Critic Ada Louise Huxtable Dies Archinect 2013-01-07T19:22:00-05:00 >2013-01-07T19:23:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/29/298e9bd1acc14f274ab28d65e56d5666.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ada Louise Huxtable, the dean of American architecture critics, died Monday at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan. She was 91.</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/47964926/the-golden-age-of-the-concert-hall The "Golden Age of the concert hall"? Nam Henderson 2012-05-10T12:05:00-04:00 >2012-05-10T12:05:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l3/l3x6z1ntanfyx3zh.jpg" width="511" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Victoria Newhouse - "aesthetically I think they are greatly improved from what we had before...they're smaller and more intimate...more inviting...they are acoustically improved...and many of them have the ability to be reconfigured...all of this leads to a very exciting scene"</p></em><br /><br /><p> Victoria Newhouse author of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Site-Sound-Architecture-Acoustics-Concert/dp/1580932819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architecture and Acoustics of New Opera Houses and Concert Halls</a>&nbsp;along with&nbsp;Daniel Libeskind, Michael Kaiser and Renee Fleming were on Charlie Rose last month, to discuss the current explosion of "<strong>literally hundreds</strong>" of new opera houses and concert halls under construction. In <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304356604577340211822833758.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a recent review for the Wall Street Journal, Ada Louise Huxtable summing up the lesson of the book</a> wrote "<em>But Ms. Newhouse has learned that ideal acoustics are not even necessary for a hall to succeed. The essential factor is ambience</em>".</p>