Archinect - News 2014-10-25T21:56:43-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/111324270/the-creative-city-challenge-asks-minnesota-designers-to-create-an-installation-as-social-space The Creative City Challenge asks Minnesota designers to create an installation as social space b3tadine[sutures] 2014-10-15T11:21:00-04:00 >2014-10-15T11:22:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/um/umsya5ki2sdfqnu3.jpg" width="514" height="165" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Creative City Challenge is a competition for Minnesota-resident architects, landscape architects, urban designers, planners, engineers, scientists, artists, students and individuals of all backgrounds to create and install at the Minneapolis Convention Center Plaza an artwork, which is an innovative use of the space and acts as a sociable and participatory platform for scheduled and impromptu onsite programs throughout the summer.</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/111212561/ruination-city-of-dust Ruination: City of Dust b3tadine[sutures] 2014-10-13T23:38:00-04:00 >2014-10-15T23:13:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/77/77h7am7unlh6mqkg.jpg" width="514" height="241" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>According to Jane McGonigal, a well-known game designer and researcher, &ldquo;games build the kind of trust, relationships and social networks so critical to [collective action].&rdquo; Playing games, people naturally weave a tight social fabric.&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/108712952/mildred-friedman-85-dies-curator-elevated-design-and-architecture Mildred Friedman, 85, Dies; Curator Elevated Design and Architecture Alexander Walter 2014-09-11T13:10:00-04:00 >2014-09-11T13:12:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fa/fa9de27071a7b9d4dd33ee98b6f31184.jpg" width="514" height="353" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mildred Friedman, a curator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis in the 1970s and &rsquo;80s who helped both the museum and the contemporary design and architecture it celebrated become objects of international acclaim, died on Sept. 3 in Manhattan. She was 85. [...] Ms. Friedman executed a curatorial hat trick: She elevated design even as she made it more accessible &mdash; and she did it in Minnesota, far from the traditional sanctums of aesthetics.</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/82542688/james-corner-field-operations-selected-for-nicollet-mall-redesign-in-minneapolis James Corner Field Operations selected for Nicollet Mall redesign in Minneapolis Justine Testado 2013-09-23T20:21:00-04:00 >2013-09-23T20:32:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/57/572e7fc6b2cf3b80cf156a50ee7d61bc.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Downtown Council announced on Sept. 19 that New York firm James Corner Field Operations and its team have been selected to carry out the $40 million redesign of Nicollet Mall, a major cultural and commercial center in Downtown Minneapolis. The winning proposal, called the "Nicollet Walk", is a 12-block stretch that divides the Nicollet Mall into three sections: Live, Work, and Play.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>James Corner presented his team's project at a public event last Tuesday with the two other finalists: Daoust Lestage of Montreal and Tom Leader Studio from Berkeley, CA.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/81540364/get-lectured-university-of-minnesota-fall-13 Get Lectured: University of Minnesota Fall '13 Justine Testado 2013-09-11T11:08:00-04:00 >2013-09-16T22:59:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fj/fj2i191cdza5lwxd.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2013</strong></a></p> <p> Here on Archinect we just launched "Get Lectured", where we'll feature a school's lecture series--along with their snazzy posters--for the current season. Check back regularly to stay up-to-date and mark your calendars for any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p> Featured today is the "Architecture + Landscape Architecture Lecture Series" from the University of Minnesota College of Design.</p> <p> This series will showcase expert educators and practitioners from around the globe. Each speaker will share their own perspectives and insights in architecture and landscape architecture as they reflect on one topic in their respective fields of expertise.</p> <p> <em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em><br><br> All lectures are free and will take place at <strong>6:00 pm</strong> at <strong>100 Rapson Hall</strong>.</p> <p> <strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p> <p> <em><strong>September 9</strong></em><br><strong>Neeraj Bhatia - Soft Territories</strong><br> Director, The...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/76683019/scape-with-rogers-marvel-named-water-works-park-designers SCAPE with Rogers Marvel named Water Works park designers Archinect 2013-07-09T17:40:00-04:00 >2013-07-15T19:12:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e6/e61076e2e9834014938c006f303c783e.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>SCAPE and Rogers Marvel will shape one of the most dynamic destinations on the Mississippi River, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation and Minneapolis Park &amp; Recreation Board announced today. The team was selected to create a schematic design for Water Works, a Minneapolis Park Board-owned riverfront district including the former Fuji Ya restaurant site and centered on St. Anthony Falls, the only true waterfall on the Mississippi River &ndash; &ldquo;America&rsquo;s fourth coast.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/75189417/minneapolis-water-works-competition-shortlists-west-8-scape-gustafson-guthrie-nicol" target="_blank">Minneapolis&rsquo; Water Works Competition Shortlists West 8, SCAPE, Gustafson Guthrie Nicol</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/75189417/minneapolis-water-works-competition-shortlists-west-8-scape-gustafson-guthrie-nicol Minneapolis’ Water Works Competition Shortlists West 8, SCAPE, Gustafson Guthrie Nicol Alexander Walter 2013-06-13T18:03:00-04:00 >2013-06-18T22:52:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dc/dck6xw0y77xhvizq.jpg" width="514" height="760" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Minneapolis Parks Foundation has announced a shortlist of three award-winning design teams for the schematic design project Water Works: A Next Generation Park on Minneapolis&rsquo; Central Riverfront. The teams are Gustafson Guthrie Nicol with VJAA and Interboro (Seattle/Minneapolis/New York); SCAPE with Rogers Marvel (New York); and Team West 8 (Rotterdam/New York).</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/60774442/crazy-cardboard-towers-bring-ornament-back-to-architecture Crazy Cardboard Towers Bring Ornament Back to Architecture Archinect 2012-11-05T13:15:00-05:00 >2012-11-12T09:22:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/93/93c75d377c3e1fb513025df29901c24b.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The project, called Night Blooms, is the work of Wil Natzel,&nbsp;an architect with a taste for the eclectically romantic and for unusual materials. &ldquo;My larger approach to architecture is embedded in the history of architectural ornamentation,&rdquo; he says, &ldquo;As an alternative to a city filled with purely performative architecture&rdquo; &mdash; being the boring walls, doors, stairs, pathways, and other bits that define the spaces we use.</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/58206983/hks-is-chosen-to-design-new-vikings-stadium HKS is chosen to design new Vikings stadium Archinect 2012-09-28T12:08:00-04:00 >2012-09-30T17:53:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0b/0b07112649a23c704aa634979cf40d5b.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A nearly two-month search for the firm that will design the new $975 million Vikings stadium ended Friday morning when the team and the public board overseeing construction of the project selected HKS Inc. of Dallas, which recently designed new NFL stadiums for the Dallas Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts.</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/49257914/a-minneapolis-warehouse-reborn-as-artist-style-chiropractic-office A Minneapolis Warehouse Reborn as Artist-style Chiropractic Office Design at Minnesota 2012-05-24T16:04:00-04:00 >2012-05-24T16:08:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bf/bfyzb5jcamx0o6ro.jpg" width="514" height="193" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Beauty is not an additive act but rather a coherent aesthetic. Anything else would be irrelevant. We have been advocating a total and integral environment for both physical and mental wellbeing, in other words, a healthy environment must work on all levels." - Ali Heshmati, '92 graduate from the School of Architecture at College of Design</p></em><br /><br /><p> Darin Duch, Associate Intern Architect at Laboratory for Environments, Architecture, and Design (LEAD, Inc.), and Ali Heshmati, owner of LEAD Inc., recently completed work on Ambiente Gallerie, a new artist-style chiropractic office located in Northeast Minneapolis. Duch and Heshmati both graduated from the School of Architecture in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota.</p> <p> The project was designed for Dr. Kari Boudreau, who wanted to integrate art and design into a healing space for her business, formerly Art of Chiropractic.&nbsp; The 1910 warehouse has an open space flanked with exposed brick walls decked with original paintings, floating cloud lighting, and sheer fabric convertible rooms that resemble ultra modern pods. The massage and exam rooms utilize curved, boomerang pivot doors, "Duchamp doors" covered with a translucent skin of fiberglass that offer privacy without feeling confined.</p> <p> "Beauty is not an additive act but rather a coherent aesthetic. Anything else...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/48799941/peavey-plaza-has-fallen-into-disrepair Peavey Plaza has fallen into disrepair Nam Henderson 2012-05-17T19:14:00-04:00 >2012-05-22T04:11:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q1/q1fzq8o8tfo2ilka.jpg" width="514" height="352" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>the plaza features include "a terraced amphitheaterlike space and a drainable reflecting pool that could be used as a stage in summer and a skating rink in winter. Waterfalls absorbed noise; garden rooms offered intimacy and softened concrete edges."</p></em><br /><br /><p> Kathryn Shattuck writes the battle over the fate of Peavey Plaza, a two-acre outdoor public space in downtown Minneapolis designed by M. Paul Friedberg. &nbsp;The American Society of Landscape Architects recognized the plaza as one of the nation&rsquo;s most significant examples of landscape architecture back in 1999. However, built in 1975, the space is now in a state of disrepair (including the fact that it meets neither Americans With Disabilities Act accessibility requirements nor sustainable water-use standards, and lacks the electrical supplies necessary for outdoor events) and the City of Minneapolis has commissioned a significant redesign. Preservationists arguing for rehabilitation suggest that there are "<strong>reasonable alternatives to the demolition</strong>".</p>