Archinect - News 2015-05-30T02:31:27-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/125994868/archinect-to-host-party-book-launch-for-treatise-why-write-alone-at-the-neutra-vdl-saturday-may-2nd Archinect to host party & book launch for "Treatise: Why Write Alone?" at the Neutra VDL Saturday, May 2nd! Justine Testado 2015-04-24T12:48:00-04:00 >2015-05-06T22:45:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z0/z09vi8j32jlphcrh.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Mark your calendars for Saturday evening, May 2! Archinect is heading out to the Neutra VDL House in Los Angeles for the "Treatise: Why Write Alone?" West Coast book launch. Archinect, Neutra VDL House, and The Graham Foundation will be co-hosting the event.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d9/d9lm43u9q0ulwwkg.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/we/wejfeupmnjixu418.jpg"></p><p><em>The Neutra VDL House in Silver Lake, Los Angeles will be hosting the event. (Photo: David Hartwell</em>)</p><p>Organized by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/90423/bureau-spectacular-jimenez-lai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jimenez Lai of Bureau Spectacular</a>, "Treatise" is a publication project featuring the collective works of 14 young design offices, who each explore the concept: <em>"Why Write? And why write alone?" </em>"Treatise" originates from Lai's Graham Foundation grant to pursue non-conformist approaches to architecture, and it made its debut as an exhibition in Chicago's Graham Foundation <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118901375/treatise-why-write-alone-to-debut-at-the-graham-foundation-this-friday" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in January</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.popupcoffee.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cognoscenti Coffee</a> will be serving espresso and espresso-based drinks -- including espresso-based cocktails! Special guests will soon be announced.</p><p><strong><a href="http://www.eventbrite.com/e/treatise-why-write-alone-book-launch-party-tickets-16715976937" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RSVP now</a></strong>. (The event is free!)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u8/u82mxcjw2tcn9omy.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6g/6g1q9w4nzahxe7id.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5l/5l6tvla8s8muswyy.jpg"><br><em>View of &ldquo;Treatise: Why Write Alone?&rdquo;, 2015, Graham Foundation, Ch...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124454061/chatter-opening-at-the-art-institute-of-chicago-april-11 CHATTER opening at the Art Institute of Chicago - April 11 johnszot 2015-04-04T15:00:00-04:00 >2015-04-06T10:10:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u8/u8c20bwrkdxcq6l1.jpg" width="514" height="483" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architecture is a perpetual conversation between the present and the past, knowing full well that the future is listening. So what happens when this dialogue is influenced by contemporary modes of communication such as texting, Twitter, and Instagram? Chatter: Architecture Talks Back looks at the diverse contemporary methods and approaches wielded by five emerging architects: Bureau Spectacular, Erin Besler, Fake Industries Architectural Agonism, Formlessfinder, and John Szot Studio.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>CHATTER</em> is opening next weekend (April 11th) at the Art Institute of Chicago with a panel discussion featuring Jimenez Lai (Bureau Spectacular), John Szot, Chris Grimley (over,under), and Kelly Bair.&nbsp;The exhibit also features work from Iker Gil (MAS Studio and MAS Context).</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120599250/all-work-and-all-play-archinect-sessions-episode-16-with-jimenez-lai-and-robert-ivy-ceo-of-the-aia "All Work and All Play": Archinect Sessions Episode #16 with Jimenez Lai and Robert Ivy, CEO of the AIA Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-12T19:40:00-05:00 >2015-04-02T22:03:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e9/e9pwto810mwncq8l.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What do Robert Ivy FAIA, EVP/CEO of the AIA, and Jimenez Lai, of Bureau Spectacular, have in common? Other than they're both architects, not so much! What better way to celebrate a profession at the crossroads than featuring interviews with both in our latest podcast episode.</p><p>Paul, Amelia, Donna and Ken spoke with Ivy about the AIA's newly launched "<a href="http://www.ilookup.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">I Look Up</a>" (#ilookup) public awareness campaign for architects, and Jimenez Lai joined us in studio to discuss his latest Graham Foundation-funded collaboration,&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118901375/treatise-why-write-alone-to-debut-at-the-graham-foundation-this-friday" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Treatise</a>: Why Write Alone?.</em></p><p><em>Treatise&nbsp;</em>is currently being exhibited at the Graham Foundation in Chicago through March 28, and its eponymous publication launches March 18.</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.</p><p>Listen to episode sixteen of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "All Work and All Play" with Jimenez Lai and Robert Ivy FAIA, EVP/CEO of the AIA:</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 clic...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/118901375/treatise-why-write-alone-to-debut-at-the-graham-foundation-this-friday "Treatise: Why Write Alone?" to debut at the Graham Foundation this Friday Justine Testado 2015-01-21T18:20:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:25:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1r/1req6csc5amcyuow.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The upcoming publication and exhibition "<em>Treatise: Why Write Alone?</em>" at the Graham Foundation in Chicago utilizes the architectural treatise as a platform for experimentation, theoretical inquiry, and debate through the collective works of 14 emerging designers.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/16/163c2yey161zyrzw.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <em>Bureau Spectacular (Jimenez Lai),"Inside Outside In-between," 2014-15.</em></p><p>Bureau Spectacular founder Jimenez Lai developed the exhibition after receiving a recent grant from the Graham Foundation. Based on the idea, "Why Write? And why write alone?", the exhibition will display over 200 new and recent drawings, models, multimedia installations, and site-specific wall drawings that will fill the galleries of the Graham Foundation's historic Madlener House.</p><p>The exhibition will feature the works of:</p><ul><li><strong>Bittertang</strong> (Michael Loverich &amp; Antonio Torres), New York, NY</li><li><strong>Bureau Spectacular</strong> (Jimenez Lai), Chicago, IL</li><li><strong>CAMES/Gibson</strong> (Grant Gibson), Chicago IL</li><li><strong>Design With Company</strong> (Stewart Hicks &amp; Allison Newmeyer), Chicago, IL</li><li><strong>Fake Industries Architectu...</strong></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/114726266/editor-s-picks-395 Editor's Picks #395 Nam Henderson 2014-11-28T13:12:00-05:00 >2014-12-03T11:56:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9d/9dhysfoj7cero1ze.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;reviews, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/113594682/jimenez-lai-storyteller-by-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the built work and paper architecture of </a><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/90423/bureau-spectacular-jimenez-lai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jimenez Lai</a>.&nbsp;To wit "<em>regardless of the medium...Understanding the role of storytelling within design is fundamental to all of Lai's work</em>".</p><p><strong>&nbsp;jla-x </strong>commented "<em>The most interesting drawing that he did was a series of plans of a space ship city...really cool how he treated all surfaces as plan (the drawing was in zero gravity...)...A guy like him would be really great at film...I would love to see his drawings animated into short films</em>". <strong>tanya</strong> enjoyed reading the article and summed up why "<em>Understanding space from a different viewpoint , experiencing a variety of emotions while inhabiting a space , having the luxury to change the vibe of a specifically designed space, a sense of play within architecture, playing around with the art/part of architecture !</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hx/hx9hs0pfmh3bdic7.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/paulkeskeys" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Keskeys</a>,&nbsp;penned <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/113965543/invasion-a-first-hand-view-of-gentrification-in-san-francisco" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A First-Hand View of Gentrification in San Francisco</a>.&nbsp;<strong>Arch2133</strong> wasn&rsquo;t happy "<em>I really don't understand neutral positions like this and it leaves a bad t...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113345531/look-back-move-forward-weekly-news-round-up-for-november-3-2014 Look back, move forward: Weekly News Round-Up for November 3, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-11-10T18:55:00-05:00 >2014-11-10T19:00:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vp/vpnz58j7jk1p1zz0.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Friday, November 7:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="8,000 Glowing Balloons Recreate the Berlin Wall" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113115295/8-000-glowing-balloons-recreate-the-berlin-wall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">8,000 Glowing Balloons Recreate the Berlin Wall</a>: A 10 mile chain of balloons will line the path where the Wall previously stood, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of its demolition.</li><li><a title="First Ever Chicago Architecture Biennial Taking Shape for 2015" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113108869/first-ever-chicago-architecture-biennial-taking-shape-for-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First Ever Chicago Architecture Biennial Taking Shape for 2015</a>: The Biennial's theme of "The State of the Art of Architecture" (named after Stanley Tigerman's 1977 conference),&nbsp;is starting to take shape<em>,</em>&nbsp;and will include a photo exhibition on Chicago from Iwan Baan.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Thursday, November 6:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Massive Hollywood project sits atop quake fault" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113055876/massive-hollywood-project-sits-atop-quake-fault" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Massive Hollywood project sits atop quake fault</a>: The California Geological Survey confirmed that the Millenium Hollywood skyscraper sits on top of an active fault, despite the fact that the developer's consultants find no evidence of an active fault in their analysis of the data. LA's Department of Building and Safety will ultimately determine whether the Millenium can be built.</li><li><a title="Centre Pompidou To Open Design and Architecture Gallery" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113035783/centre-pompidou-to-open-design-and-architecture-gallery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Centre Pompidou To Open Design and Architecture Gallery</a>: Upon the opening of its new photography gallery, the renowned Parisian...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/112818047/jimenez-lai-treats-us-to-a-teaser-of-his-upcoming-publication Jimenez Lai treats us to a teaser of his upcoming publication Paul Petrunia 2014-11-03T18:08:00-05:00 >2014-11-13T11:33:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9d/9d0fwu67qejj9lzd.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last year the <a href="http://grahamfoundation.org/grantees/5006-manifestos-summits-and-gangs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Graham Foundation awarded Jimenez Lai</a>&nbsp;with a grant for a proposal "Manifestos, Summits, and Gangs", a collective publication of "monographic manifestos featuring a small cluster of young and relatively unestablished yet daring architects".&nbsp;</p><p><em>There seems to be a new class of architects who are on the verge of forming some strong opinions, and it is the desire for this project to expose them. This proposal knowingly regards three specific patterns of chapter-marking in the ongoing history of architecture: manifestoes, summits, and gangs. Considering Pamphlet Architecture (manifesto), Charlottesville Tapes (summits) and White on Gray (gangs) as three precedents, this work will reflect on these lessons as strategic whispers for Lai and his cohort on their journeys.</em></p><p>To get a taste of what's to come, check out the purposefully vague teaser site at&nbsp;<a href="http://t-r-e-a-t.us/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">t-r-e-a-t.us</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/81754889/jimenez-lai-wins-the-inaugural-lisbon-triennale-millennium-bcp-d-but-award Jimenez Lai wins the inaugural Lisbon Triennale Millennium BCP Début Award Alexander Walter 2013-09-13T14:56:00-04:00 >2013-09-16T23:00:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ss/sspsuz3ph7frmj88.jpg" width="514" height="773" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Jimenez Lai continues to take the world by storm: the founder of Chicago-based Bureau Spectacular was announced last night as the winner of the first Lisbon Triennale Millennium BCP D&eacute;but Award for architects under 35. The announcement took place at Lisbon&rsquo;s Electricity Museum marking the first day of the opening week of Close, Closer, the third Lisbon Architecture Triennale.</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/59792515/editor-s-picks-287 Editor's Picks #287 Nam Henderson 2012-10-22T00:13:00-04:00 >2012-10-22T19:14:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lg/lget7lw0fjx3pqk1.jpg" width="514" height="271" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The latest Archinect ShowCase featured <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/59430856/showcase-cassia-co-op-training-centre-by-tyin-tegnestue-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cassia Co-op Training Centre by TYIN tegnestue Architects</a>. The project is located in Sungai Penuh, Sumatra, Indonesia.</p> <p> <strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/59343276/cornell-unveils-new-nyc-tech-campus-by-som-and-morphosis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The New York Observer reported on Cornell&rsquo;s plans (unveiled this week) for a brand new 12.5-acre tech campus on Roosevelt Island this week</a>. The master plan is by SOM and Field Operations, the first academic building is by Thom Mayne. <strong>snail</strong> commented "<em>So they would have us believe that a great center of future technological innovation will look like a standard tower-in-the-park development with a few curves thrown in, and an atrium borrowed from John Portman?</em>"</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vy/vyzd37ut4paz6u5p.jpg" title=""></p> <p> For his part <strong>toasteroven</strong> thought &ldquo;<em>cornell is trying to recreate MIT's medialab in NYC - on an island - by making a fancy new campus - BEFORE they've even established the program?...The city is making such a huge deal about this - but it seems like it's primarily being used as a marketing ploy to sell NYC as a new tech hub or something...it seems like there's a...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/52560265/jimenez-lai-s-three-little-worlds-now-open-at-the-architecture-foundation Jimenez Lai’s “Three Little Worlds” now open at the Architecture Foundation Alexander Walter 2012-06-27T21:47:00-04:00 >2012-06-29T13:44:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8v/8vvl8717sbakhprg.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Remember Jimenez Lai's recent Kickstarter project, trying to turn his conceptual project Hefner/Beuys House into a reality at the Architecture Foundation in London? Well, it certainly worked out for him and his Chicago-based architecture practice Bureau Spectacular: the project got funded and the installation Three Little Worlds opened this week, just right on time for the London Festival of Architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p> See more of the <em>Bureau Spectacular: Three Little Worlds</em> installation in this <a href="http://www.crane.tv/#video/v/211157094429-efe665be/Jimenez-Lai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">video</a> on Crane.tv.</p> <p> Previously in the Archinect News: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/43739045/kickstart-hefner-beuys-house-by-jimenez-lai-by-jimenez-lai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstart: Hefner/Beuys House by Jimenez Lai</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/48466444/hefner-beuys-house-by-jimenez-lai-funded" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hefner/Beuys House by Jimenez Lai - FUNDED!</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/48466444/hefner-beuys-house-by-jimenez-lai-funded Hefner/Beuys House by Jimenez Lai - FUNDED! Paul Petrunia 2012-05-14T19:01:00-04:00 >2012-05-17T05:12:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d5/d5859e76cc50fab467ea60142fef5856.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Congrats to Jimenez for getting <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1743861826/hefner-beuys-house-by-jimenez-lai?ref=email" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">his project funded</a>, with minutes remaining. Can't wait to see the results!</p>