Archinect - News 2015-07-04T03:02:24-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/130868933/jean-nouvel-in-nymag-profile-i-create-a-film-in-my-head Jean Nouvel in NYMag profile: "I create a film in my head." Alexander Walter 2015-07-01T13:14:00-04:00 >2015-07-02T12:33:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uc/ucn0njmy29pm8218.jpg" width="514" height="315" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Lunch is an important ritual in his workday, a discussion lubricated by copious amounts of wine. Often, it&rsquo;s the first time his staff gets to see him, since he spends mornings in solitude. &ldquo;I wake up, perform my little ablutions, then get back into bed with my eye mask on and my earplugs in, and I work. I imagine. I visualize. I create a film in my head.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Grand Monsieur of French architecture talks openly to <em>New York</em> magazine's Justin Davidson about current projects &mdash;&nbsp;like the Louvre Abu Dhabi,&nbsp;National Museum of Qatar,&nbsp;National Art Museum of China, and the 53 West 53rd Street "MoMA Tower" in New York &mdash;&nbsp;as well as the immense frustration with his/not his Philharmonie de Paris&nbsp;(<em>&ldquo;he still despairs at all the corners cut, the mediocre workmanship, the design details that have been quashed, making the fa&ccedil;ade seem jittery and indistinct&rdquo;</em>).</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129724324/guggenheim-director-richard-armstrong-talks-helsinki-abu-dhabi-new-york Guggenheim director Richard Armstrong talks Helsinki, Abu Dhabi, New York Alexander Walter 2015-06-16T17:15:00-04:00 >2015-06-22T20:17:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/99/99k5t5h7efstdxr8.jpg" width="514" height="236" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We spoke to Richard Armstrong, the director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, on the eve of the exhibition Guggenheim Helsinki&nbsp;Now: Six Finalist Designs Unveiled at the Kunsthalle Helsinki [...] So the Guggenheim Helsinki will really happen? Come June we will say which architect seems best for the job; then there has to be a vote in city council again [...]. So there are still a few legislative hurdles ahead, but I would predict yes. It&rsquo;s irresistible.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126303154/get-a-glimpse-of-the-guggenheim-helsinki-stage-two-finalist-proposals" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Get a glimpse of the Guggenheim Helsinki Stage Two finalist proposals</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111893104/what-do-you-think-of-the-guggenheim-helsinki-stage-one-entries" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What do you think of the Guggenheim Helsinki Stage One entries?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108582827/the-next-helsinki-counter-competition-launches-in-response-to-guggenheim-helsinki-controversy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Next Helsinki counter-competition launches in response to Guggenheim Helsinki controversy</a></li></ul><p>Did you submit one of the record-shattering 1,715 entries to the Guggenheim Helsinki competition and think it's worth presenting to the wider Archinect audience? Check out the related <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/tag/540328/guggenheim-helsinki/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Project Collections list</a> to see other user contributions and learn how to get yours listed, too.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128196948/hot-dogs-around-the-world-james-biber-architect-of-us-pavilion-american-food-2-0-at-expo-milan-joins-us-for-episode-31-of-archinect-sessions Hot Dogs Around the World: James Biber, architect of US Pavilion "American Food 2.0" at EXPO Milan, joins us for Episode #31 of Archinect Sessions Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-05-28T17:49:00-04:00 >2015-06-04T21:51:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x6/x69z81ogbvb4cpdi.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Inadvertently, this episode is all about food &ndash; where it comes from, where we eat it, and how it shapes national identity. Our discussion on food and design starts in Los Angeles, where&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127711075/l-a-city-council-officially-votes-norms-restaurant-as-historic-and-cultural-landmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norm's Restaurant recently received "historic and cultural" landmark status</a>, and a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-tamale-20150523-story.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">tamale-shaped building</a>&nbsp;strives for the same (just one of LA's many <a href="http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-programmatic-architecture-in-la-video-20150526-premiumvideo.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">proud programmatic architectures</a>). Shifting east, we extol the multi-uses and <a href="http://www.citylab.com/design/2015/05/architecture-of-waffle-house/394097/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">virtues of Waffle House</a>, and praise the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waffle_House_Index" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Waffle House index</a>. This dovetailed across the Atlantic into our interview with&nbsp;James Biber of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/10983008/biber-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Biber Architects</a>&nbsp;about his design for the US Pavilion at the Milan EXPO, entitled "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126788432/the-now-open-milan-expo-u-s-pavilion-salutes-to-the-future-of-food-the-american-way" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet</a>". We ask him about balancing corporate and national identities in food, and what it's like having the US State Department as a client.&nbsp;</p><p>Listen to episode thirty-one of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "Hot Dogs Around the World":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download n...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/127583605/spiegel-interviews-koolhaas-we-shouldn-t-tear-down-buildings-we-can-still-use SPIEGEL interviews Koolhaas: "We shouldn't tear down buildings we can still use" Alexander Walter 2015-05-19T15:00:00-04:00 >2015-05-21T11:54:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/55/55a66dc1v3d2f91j.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas talks to SPIEGEL about&nbsp;the new&nbsp;Fondazione Prada museum he&nbsp;designed&nbsp;in Milan, the danger of turning cities into historical Disneylands and his desire to raze an entire neighborhood of Paris. [...] Koolhaas: Before the 1980s, the decisions were made by cities. Since then power has shifted toward private investors. Nothing good has come of this for Holland. [...] I regret that cities no longer have money to even pursue a vision of their ongoing development.</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/126382705/furniture-designer-christopher-guy-harrison-s-interview-with-thomas-heatherwick Furniture designer Christopher Guy Harrison's interview with Thomas Heatherwick Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-04-29T12:41:00-04:00 >2015-04-29T13:05:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8n/8noqmkw2nj5rb29g.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>On the occasion of winning Harrison's 2015&nbsp;BritWeek Design Icon Award, Thomas Heatherwick spoke with the furniture designer about his work and visions for his firm's future. We've selected a few highlights from Heatherwick's interview below:</p><p><strong>Harrison: Your staggering body of work has spanned the globe &ndash; is there a there a piece of work which you are most proud of, and is there one which is on the horizon which you are excited about?</strong></p><p>Heatherwick: Every single project is exciting. I was always wary of friends I have known who had set up organizations or companies and then done some things which were supposed to be special things and then 'bread and butter' projects. I was always wary of that because it seemed a slippery slope. I was aware of how limited the resources of your brain and team are, and it seems to waste that on anything that you didn't put everything into is crazy; because you diminish the energy for what you do really care about. So every one of the projects has got someth...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124840314/american-disruption-at-home-and-abroad-gehry-s-facebook-hq-opens-and-airbnb-comes-to-cuba-on-archinect-sessions-episode-24 "American Disruption, at Home and Abroad": Gehry's Facebook HQ opens and Airbnb comes to Cuba on Archinect Sessions Episode #24 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-04-09T17:39:00-04:00 >2015-04-14T13:44:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/09/09dvz3pyhfvqzr0a.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Whatever becomes of Facebook&rsquo;s corporate future &ndash; and therefore the consequential Internet &ndash; will play out in the world of Frank Gehry. The architect&rsquo;s new HQ for Facebook in Menlo Park, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124198433/gehry-s-new-facebook-campus-opens-for-business" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MPK20, opened earlier this week</a> with plentiful Instagrammed fanfare, and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124762362/facebook-hires-gehry-again-for-next-two-buildings-in-menlo-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook recently submitted plans to build two more Gehry buildings</a> in the area. As we discuss on this week&rsquo;s podcast, MPK20 is refreshingly old-school FOG, designed to embrace Facebook's &ldquo;work in progress&rdquo; feel that Gehry&rsquo;s rougher materiality embraces. It&rsquo;s Facebook&rsquo;s and FOG&rsquo;s world; we&rsquo;re just living in it.</p><p>This episode, we also discuss <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124359173/airbnb-now-open-for-business-in-cuba-despite-anemic-internet-access" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the arrival of Airbnb in Cuba</a> &ndash; whether this style of tourism could encourage architectural preservation, and what the company&rsquo;s disruptive cachet means when there&rsquo;s no status quo to disrupt. We&rsquo;re also featuring part 1 of an interview I did with Kevin Roche, the Pritzker Prize winning architect who got his start over sixty years ago, working with Mies van der Rohe and Eero Saarinen. The 92-y...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123739063/starts-with-me-ends-with-us-a-conversation-with-tod-williams-and-billie-tsien-on-archinect-sessions-episode-22 "Starts with me, ends with us": A conversation with Tod Williams and Billie Tsien on Archinect Sessions Episode #22 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-26T12:30:00-04:00 >2015-04-30T21:18:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bv/bv07xbgc7sx3yzz4.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We are delighted to devote the entirety of this episode to an interview with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1492/twbta-tod-williams-billie-tsien" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tod Williams and Billie Tsien</a>. Our discussion spanned their nearly 30 years (and counting) working together, focusing not on individual projects but their architectural philosophy, their material explorations, and their work with landscape. The rising cream throughout was the way Williams and Tsien talk with one another, each pulling on their side of the rowboat to work towards a truly collaborative response.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p2/p2gxdpue3ekefywt.jpg"></p><p>As always, you can send us&nbsp;your architectural legal issues, comments or questions via twitter #archinectsessions,&nbsp;<a href="http://ed@archinect.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">email</a>&nbsp;or call us at (213) 784-7421. And if you can, we'd love for you to rate us on iTunes or Stitcher!</p><p>Listen to episode twenty-two of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "Starts with me, ends with us":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" 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://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>Stitcher</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=55711&amp;refid=stpr" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to listen</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">c...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/123743091/marlon-blackwell-and-rick-joy-in-conversation Marlon Blackwell and Rick Joy in conversation Alexander Walter 2015-03-26T12:00:00-04:00 >2015-04-04T23:59:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3d/3dd5f6914d86d5d2bd202f506762eddf.jpg" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architects&nbsp;Marlon Blackwell&nbsp;and&nbsp;Rick Joy&nbsp;have built their practices marrying diligent attention to the existing community, ecology, and building culture of a place with the refined craft of contemporary architecture. [...] The two sat down with Anne Rieselbach, the League&rsquo;s Program Director, in October 2014 to discuss their first meeting 15 years ago, teaching, drawing, distaste&nbsp;for e-mail, and &ldquo;transgressing the vernacular.&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/123119878/buckminster-fuller-tells-the-tale-on-his-geodesic-life-in-a-mini-storybook-style-audio-interview Buckminster Fuller tells the tale on His Geodesic Life in a mini storybook-style audio interview Justine Testado 2015-03-17T13:40:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T20:35:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hw/hwhcohxkvvplaxtf.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Quoted Studios&nbsp;&mdash; the creators of the acclaimed animated interview series <a href="http://blankonblank.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blank on Blank</a>&nbsp;&mdash; introduced The Experimenters, a brand new mini interview series that offers a peek into the minds of iconic figures in science, technology, and innovation. The first episode, which aired today, shines the spotlight on ol' Buckminster Fuller on His Geodesic Life. The other two episodes will feature anthropologist Jane Goodall and theoretical physicist Richard Feynman.</p><p>Like a storybook, the short film features a recorded audio interview with Bucky by renowned broadcaster <a href="http://studsterkel.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studs Terkel</a> from 1965 and 1970. "Everyone aware of his work agrees that Buckminster Fuller is one of the original minds of our time," Terkel remarks in the introduction. Colorful animations by Jennifer Yoo accompany Fuller's distinctive run-on conversational style and maintain a sense of charm as Fuller talks about how his own environment&nbsp;&mdash; particularly his own personal struggles and painful experiences&nbsp;&mdash; catapulted his architect...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122507179/zaha-hadid-chats-about-life-work-and-london Zaha Hadid chats about life, work and London Alexander Walter 2015-03-09T13:54:00-04:00 >2015-03-15T16:32:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n9/n98miv6ngu9rdna0.jpg" width="514" height="215" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Zaha, you have said that architecture is not for people who want an easy life. Is this not the case for anyone who wants to excel in his or her job? There are other professions that are very difficult, but architecture is particularly difficult because your career is reliant on the people you work with, and that's the first hurdle. The second hurdle is the people you work with as a client. You have no control over the developer or the economics.</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/120040339/let-s-be-frank-archinect-sessions-episode-15-with-aaron-betsky-taliesin-s-new-dean Let's be Frank: Archinect Sessions Episode 15 with Aaron Betsky, Taliesin's new Dean Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-05T14:29:00-05:00 >2015-02-25T19:46:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xe/xe75h0vv8c5feine.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It seems as if the tumult and intrigue that ran through Frank Lloyd Wright's life has lived on at Taliesin. After being embroiled in accreditation issues, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/82141819/taliesin-faces-loss-of-accreditation-suspends-fall-enrollment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">suspending Fall 2013 enrollment</a>, and working through <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/116035941/wright-architecture-school-sets-fund-raising-goal-for-independence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">rocky fundraising plans</a>, Taliesin recently appointed <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119213308/aaron-betsky-to-lead-taliesin-west" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aaron Betsky to lead the school</a> and help it regain solid footing. Betsky was previously the Director of the Cincinnati Art Museum and has quite the art/architecture pedigree: he's served as the Director of the 2008 International Architecture Biennale in Venice, SFMOMA's Curator of Architecture and Design, and the Director of the Netherlands Architecture Institute in Rotterdam.</p><p>Betsky joined Paul, Amelia, Donna and Ken on the podcast to talk about his plans to make Taliesin the best experimental architecture school in the world, and its role in the changing tides of architecture education. It also turns out that Betsky is quite the DJ.</p><p>News this week was also rather Wright-ous, with the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119816278/10-frank-lloyd-wright-buildings-nominated-to-unesco-world-heritage-list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">nomination of 10 FLW structures to the UNES...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119441449/session-14-his-bjark-is-bigger-than-his-bjite-a-chat-with-bjarke-ingels-at-the-opening-of-big-s-hot-to-cold-exhibition Session 14: His bjark is BIGger than his bjite – A chat with Bjarke Ingels at the opening of BIG's "Hot to Cold" exhibition Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-01-29T15:25:00-05:00 >2015-02-16T10:50:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xz/xzk0lh3uzjgmzs7y.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This episode is a doozy. Paul and Amelia left the temperate sunshine of Los Angeles for Washington, DC's frigid monumentality, to interview Bjarke Ingels on the eve of his "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119262224/playing-with-climate-at-big-s-hot-to-cold-now-open-at-the-national-building-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hot to Cold" exhibition at the National Building Museum</a>. The 40-year old architect shared some quick-won wisdom about scaling a business, the Danish condition, and the indispensability of humor and play in architecture.</p><p>Donna and Ken joined Paul and Amelia to speak with <a href="http://archinect.com/lchang" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lian Chang</a>&nbsp;about her&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/blog/article/119056065/the-architecture-salary-poll-visualized" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recently published visualizations</a>&nbsp;of the&nbsp;<a href="http://salaries.archinect.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Salary Poll</a>&nbsp;for the ACSA, in charming emoji-based data sets. The Sessions co-hosts also discuss <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119213308/aaron-betsky-to-lead-taliesin-west" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aaron Betsky's new appointment as the head of the deeply troubled Taliesin West</a>, and what <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118346265/thom-mayne-razing-ray-bradbury-s-house-to-build-his-own" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thom Mayne's demolition of Ray Bradbury's house</a> means for architecture preservation and sentimentality.</p><p>And for another climatological analogy, Paul and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dykema.com/professionals-brian_newman.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brian Newman</a>, <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Session</a></strong><a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>s</strong></a>'s legal correspondent,&nbsp;poke at the tip of the iceberg concerning issues of copyright in architecture. &nbsp;</p><p>A remind...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119262224/playing-with-climate-at-big-s-hot-to-cold-now-open-at-the-national-building-museum Playing with climate at BIG's "Hot to Cold", now open at the National Building Museum Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-01-26T14:12:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T20:58:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dw/dwaqa1rqu35wfxzg.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From inside the National Building Museum&rsquo;s cavernous atrium, gaze upwards and you&rsquo;ll see a series of white icons, suspended from the ceiling. Printed on square boards, the symbols loop around the museum&rsquo;s 800-foot arcade, their background shifting from red to green to blue. This iconic distillation is the core organization strategy for <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels Group</a>&rsquo;s &ldquo;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115654753/big-s-hot-to-cold-exhibition-opens-at-the-national-building-museum-next-month" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hot to Cold</a>&rdquo; exhibition, which opened in DC last Friday, categorizing the wunderkind and novel-minded firm&rsquo;s global projects into climatological groups of hot, temperate, and cold.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/ub/ubptnxn3c98yx2r4.jpg"></p><p>Despite the name, the exhibition isn&rsquo;t about the architectural imperatives of climate change. Rather, &ldquo;Hot to Cold&rdquo; is a showcase of BIG&rsquo;s diversity of work (built and not) around the world, in program and local biome. Opening to the public in the U.S. capital, the exhibition comes at a strategic time in BIG&rsquo;s project trajectory, having been <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113597893/smithsonian-hires-big-architecture-group-for-2-billion-south-mall-renovation-plan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recently assigned to the massive Smithsonian renovation project</a>, and hot on the heels of their <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103881621/delve-into-the-big-maze-at-the-national-building-museum-in-washington-d-c" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG Maze</a> at the s...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118903791/albert-speer-talks-about-the-qatar-world-cup-and-the-search-for-sustainability Albert Speer talks about the Qatar World Cup and the search for sustainability Alexander Walter 2015-01-21T18:33:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T13:34:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aj/aja6n4tr1kipa1mu.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Does it make sense for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup? German architect Albert Speer, whose office is in charge of the project, says yes -- and is doing all he can to ensure sustainability. In a SPIEGEL interview, he says how.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/49931535/desert-sands-soccer-sustainability-and-symbolic-capital" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Desert sands, soccer, sustainability and "symbolic capital"...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118886896/helmut-jahn-chats-about-his-latest-nyc-tower-50-west Helmut Jahn chats about his latest NYC tower, 50 West Alexander Walter 2015-01-21T13:24:00-05:00 >2015-01-21T13:24:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lj/ljau6sk63qa8yon2.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The idea is always that a building like this in a particular light merges with the sky. The building is on a very small site, and has a very small footprint. There was a requirement from a planning point of view, which we fully supported and were actually happy about, that we had to provide a plaza on the ground floor. And that&rsquo;s actually why the building toward the base, it pulls in its belly and it slopes so that the urban space is adequate and a required size.</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/117886957/bjarke-ingels-offers-his-architectural-advice-to-young-architects Bjarke Ingels offers his architectural advice to young architects Alexander Walter 2015-01-08T13:54:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T21:26:17-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4r/4r7jap6y0k44gpru.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We live in the anthropogenic age, where humans don&rsquo;t adapt to life, but life adapts to human needs, Ingels explains, which makes his advice to young architects designing tomorrow&rsquo;s world simple and clear. The key for young architects is to acquire the tools and language to comprehend the human needs outside of the architectural bubble, and understand that they are here to accommodate - and not to be accommodated.</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/117748809/about-that-troubled-seattle-tunnel-an-interview-with-local-advocate-cary-moon About that troubled Seattle Tunnel – an interview with local advocate Cary Moon Archinect 2015-01-06T18:44:00-05:00 >2015-01-06T18:55:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m6/m6m3oef23dlfw3f7.jpg" width="514" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If there&rsquo;s anything positive to emerge from the current mess, it&rsquo;s that local advocates like Cary Moon, who warned against building the tunnel in the first place, are commanding attention again. Moon recently took to the pages of the local alt-weekly, the Stranger, to argue that in light of the tunnel project&rsquo;s spectacular, slow-motion meltdown, the city should explore other options.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115652337/in-seattle-a-sinking-feeling-about-a-troubled-tunnel" target="_blank">In Seattle, a Sinking Feeling About a Troubled Tunnel</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/115194085/bass-lifts-the-lid-on-treasure-trove-interview-with-peter-marino Bass lifts the lid on treasure trove: interview with Peter Marino Alexander Walter 2014-12-04T14:45:00-05:00 >2014-12-11T19:58:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8v/8vc2lkb6lkl9h1bl.jpg" width="200" height="242" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>And do you live with as much of the collection as you can? Absolutely. I never keep fewer than five bronzes in my bedroom. It&rsquo;s incredible that I have these things. I have them all round my bed&mdash;my little friends. I have very little money in the bank. I&rsquo;m a hyper-materialist; enjoy it while you can. So many of my friends collect money in the way I collect art, but I don&rsquo;t see the point.</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/113962327/planning-the-unplanned Planning the Unplanned Alexander Walter 2014-11-18T14:33:00-05:00 >2014-11-26T21:48:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rb/rb8mmeed2hk873p9.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Daniel Campo, an urban planner and professor of planning at Morgan State University, is particularly interested in those recreational spaces that aren&rsquo;t planned or designed, but are appropriated by residents for their own purposes. [...] Dylan Gauthier, a public artist, educator, and writer based in North Brooklyn, walked around these parks with Campo to discuss the benefits of unplanned spaces for recreation [...].</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/113496632/the-nyt-s-interview-with-karim-rashid-unlicensed-architect The NYT's interview with Karim Rashid, unlicensed architect Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-11-12T13:47:00-05:00 >2015-02-11T08:36:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zh/zhspgrin0l0q4ohv.jpg" width="435" height="467" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Q. You&rsquo;re an established industrial designer. Why the focus now on building design? A. I&rsquo;ve always taken a great interest in real estate; in fact, if I had more capital, I&rsquo;d probably be developing a lot more projects myself. There&rsquo;s also money to be made in real estate &mdash; much more than one can as a designer. [...] Q. But you&rsquo;re not a licensed architect. A. I am doing 11 buildings in the world, but I don&rsquo;t have a stamp as an architect and I wasn&rsquo;t educated as an 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/112494619/documentary-to-explore-racial-discrimination-in-transportation-planning Documentary to Explore Racial Discrimination in Transportation Planning Alexander Walter 2014-10-30T14:29:00-04:00 >2014-11-05T20:06:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/co/coj2va5cbiwdql02.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Beavercreek, Ohio, nabbed its own infamous place in civil rights history last year, when the Federal Highway Administration ruled that the suburb had violated anti-discrimination laws by blocking bus service from nearby Dayton. [...] The Beavercreek case illustrates larger, more widespread problems with America&rsquo;s transportation system [...]. The Kirwan Institute is producing a one-hour documentary exploring the Beavercreek case and how racism can influence transportation decision making.</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/111950134/the-ny-times-talks-with-craig-dykers-of-sn-hetta The NY Times talks with Craig Dykers of Snøhetta Archinect 2014-10-23T13:00:00-04:00 >2014-10-29T20:02:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jq/jqwauuew5363a37t.jpg" width="514" height="619" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There is a Norwegian word &ldquo;hildring,&rdquo; about the boundary between horizon and sky. The colors and variations of the bills were inspired by the interesting things that happen when sky meets sea. When you place all the bills side by side, they also create an interesting pattern, like a mosaic. In our work, we often try to take reality by surprise.</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/111194897/museum-directors-hated-bilbao ‘Museum directors hated Bilbao’ Alexander Walter 2014-10-13T18:00:00-04:00 >2014-10-15T23:18:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b3/b3b2b3bf00eca92c38b33ed61dc7368e.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At 85, the architect Frank Gehry has neither stopped building nor started repeating himself and this month offers plenty of proof. Besides the unveiling of the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, which he designed for the billionaire Bernard Arnault, the explosively coloured Biomuseo in Panama opened on 2 October followed by a retrospective at the Centre Pompidou, which opened on Wednesday, 8 October (until 26 January 2015). Gehry dispels some common misconceptions about his museum designs.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102640738/gehry-designed-fondation-louis-vuitton-to-open-this-october" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry-designed Fondation Louis Vuitton to open this October</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108715365/articulating-space-the-architecture-of-the-s-o-paulo-biennial Articulating Space: The Architecture of the São Paulo Biennial Alexander Walter 2014-09-11T13:59:00-04:00 >2014-09-11T14:01:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b9/b9eb1bd65343bed480b23786b8bf8ee2.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The S&atilde;o Paulo Biennial, which opened on September 6, is traditionally a contemporary art festival, but this year&rsquo;s event puts new emphasis on architecture. Chief curator Charles Esche commissioned nearly 70 percent of the exhibition&rsquo;s artworks, collaborating with a five-person curatorial team that included an architect for the first time in the biennial&rsquo;s 63-year history (fun fact: it&rsquo;s the world&rsquo;s second-oldest contemporary art biennial).</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/108714558/an-awkward-interview-with-le-corbusier An awkward interview with Le Corbusier Alexander Walter 2014-09-11T13:36:00-04:00 >2014-09-16T00:38:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a3f095cd272fb128ffda7ed7df11e48a.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As we were getting off the plane he asked me what I was doing that evening: &ldquo;Catching a train, I am afraid,&rdquo; I said. &ldquo; Pity. You are fat and I like my women fat. We could have spent a pleasant night together.&rdquo; He said this quite casually. [...] So gigantic was Corb&rsquo;s egotism that he probably considered it enough of an honour for a humble mortal to provide a genius like him with a night&rsquo;s relaxation.</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/108017305/sharpen-your-skills-with-archinect-black-spectacles-live-digital-design-workshops-start-on-september-27th Sharpen your skills with Archinect & Black Spectacles. Live digital design workshops start on September 27th. Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-02T15:28:00-04:00 >2014-09-05T00:32:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v3/v3e3c7junkpabat1.jpg" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Keeping up with new design and rendering softwares is a never-ending job. Industry standards change, plug-ins multiply, and technology simply improves. And more often than not, the onus of learning these updates falls on the individual architect or designer &mdash; school programming moves at too glacial of a pace, and employers can&rsquo;t lose the time spent teaching.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/c7/c74kf2rcqhhjec5f.jpg"></p><p>To better equip individuals with the tools to educate themselves, Archinect has partnered with <strong><a href="http://blackspectacles.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Black Spectacles</a></strong>, an online library for live, digital design workshops and courses specific to architecture and design. As part of our collaboration, Archinect is offering discounted access to five of Black Spectacles' live workshops, to attend either in-person or online.</p><p><strong><a href="http://blackspectacles.com/blog/level-1-digital-design-workshops#.VAYHeWR4blt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Register for Black Spectacles workshop here.</a> Archinectors can get $100 off a workshop by registering with the code "Archinect100".</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uo/uocapqrm12dlz9wt.jpg"></p><p>Founded in 2010 by architect and educator Marc Teer, Black Spectacles works with architects at top-notch firms to create road-tested worksho...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106017734/david-adjaye-interview-i-m-not-always-looking-at-the-usual-references David Adjaye interview: 'I'm not always looking at the usual references' Alexander Walter 2014-08-07T14:04:00-04:00 >2014-08-13T18:57:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1a/1a39b7c88dd2bb3795a948355eee17d3.jpg" width="220" height="310" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Adjaye himself is weary of people obsessing over his being black in a profession which, in Europe and the United States, is very white. Which is not to say that he regards his heritage is unimportant. "I can't win with this one," he says. "Everyone has a view on it. I am an architect first of all, whose background is complex. I use the continent of Africa as a background, But I also grew up in London."</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/104877757/two-new-films-showcase-steven-holl-s-addition-to-the-glasgow-school-of-art Two new films showcase Steven Holl's addition to the Glasgow School of Art Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-23T19:11:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T21:58:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6q/6qwr759xupbm0ku0.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Working simultaneously from the inside out - engaging the functional needs and psychological desires of the program - and the outside in - making connections to the city campus and relating to the Mackintosh building opposite - the design embodies the school's aspirations in the city's fabric.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Just one month before a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104807798/uk-contributes-10m-to-glasgow-school-of-art-half-for-mackintosh-restoration" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">disastrous fire broke out at the Glasgow School of Art's historic Mackintosh Library</a>, a brand new addition to the campus opened up across the street. Designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1405/steven-holl-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl Architects</a>, the new <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97637684/living-up-to-a-charles-rennie-mackintosh-classic" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Reid Building</a> is a modernist complement to the Mackintosh, riffing on similar themes a century apart.</p><p>In collaboration with Steven Holl Architects, filmmakers <a href="http://spiritofspace.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spirit of Space</a> produced two pieces to celebrate the Reid building's opening in April. The first film (see below) features interviews with Steven Holl and Chris McVoy (one of the partners in charge of the project), explaining the structure's symbiotic relationship to the Mackintosh, and its attention to multi-disciplinary socialization. The second film is in Spirit of Space's signature archi-documentarian style, capturing the building at all times of the day, rich with humming activity inside, while carefully capturing pivotal design details.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104792514/play-with-your-food-hunting-for-the-link-between-architecture-and-food Play With Your Food: Hunting for the link between architecture and food Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-22T17:34:00-04:00 >2014-07-23T12:39:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tf/tf8h9gyh758s5i4d.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the last few weeks, the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/298/architectural-association-school-of-architecture-aa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Visiting School</a> has been chopping and stirring and slicing in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for their "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/454739/play-with-your-food" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Play With Your Food</a>" workshop. Participants are put through the rigorous paces that chefs face when designing new foods, and compare the methodology of cooking to architecture. At this intersection of food and architecture, cultures and personal histories collide for a (hopefully) mutually beneficial study of design methodology.</p><p>"Play With Your Food" has since ended, and we were in touch with the organizers and a few students to get a read on how the experimental workshop played out.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i0/i0he9um0wig9bj78.jpg"></p><p>From the organizers, Jorge Mendez-Caceres,&nbsp;Drew&nbsp;Merkle&nbsp;and Miguel Miranda:</p><p><strong>"Play With Your Food" draws parallels between architecture and cuisine, two seemingly very distant disciplines. What headway did the visiting school make in connecting these two worlds?</strong></p><p>Architecture and Cuisine/Gastronomy/Mixology do seem to have no relation when they are first mentioned in the same forum. Bu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104332294/precedents-for-experimentation-talking-libraries-with-shannon-mattern-and-nate-hill Precedents for Experimentation: Talking Libraries with Shannon Mattern and Nate Hill Alexander Walter 2014-07-16T16:15:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T18:00:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fb/fb8cdb852bf671ad7a56ab327c6850eb.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The challenge requires sophisticated understanding of the resources &mdash; human, physical, digital, spatial, and civic &mdash; that libraries offer to their users. In the conversation below, Shannon Mattern, a scholar who works on libraries, archives, and media infrastructures, and Nate Hill, Deputy Director of the Chattanooga Public Library, talk about what these resources are, how they are evolving, and what design can contribute to how they are deployed.</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>