Archinect - News 2014-11-24T04:31:05-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/112419909/plastic-stereotomy-wins-tex-fab-s-plasticity-competition Plastic Stereotomy wins TEX-FAB’s Plasticity competition Justine Testado 2014-10-29T15:11:00-04:00 >2014-11-05T17:24:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/64/64o1xp04mlpnaqfv.jpg" width="514" height="237" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>TEX-FAB's Plasticity is the fourth annual competition that focuses on connecting experimental design practices with industry leaders, while also promoting innovative research in the architectural applications of digital fabrication and parametric design. Out of four finalists, "Plastic Stereotomy" by Knowlton School of Architecture assistant professor Justin Diles was announced as the winner during the ACADIA 2014 conference at the USC School of Architecture in Los Angeles late last week.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s6/s6pt5ephxjxxg3q1.jpg"></p><p>Further details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/plastic_stereotomy_wins_tex-fabs_plasticity_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112030484/last-chance-to-register-for-the-facades-dallas-conference Last chance to register for the Facades+ Dallas conference! Sponsor 2014-10-24T13:49:00-04:00 >2014-10-24T13:53:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/25/25l72eswrcl5reud.jpg" width="514" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.facadesplus.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facades+ Dallas</a></em>.<p>The Facades+ conference series is only one week away from holding its first event in Dallas, Texas on October 30 and 31. If you haven't registered yet, now is the time!</p><p>Presented by <a href="http://www.archpaper.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architect&rsquo;s Newspaper</a> and <a href="http://www.enclos.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Enclos</a>, Facades+ Dallas is the ninth event in the ongoing Facades+ conference series.</p><p>With Resilience as this year's theme, the two-day event welcomes architects, engineers, developers, consultants, and all who are professionally involved in the design industry for a chance to form valuable professional connections, socialize with your peers, and learn something new from leading industry experts.</p><p>"The conference, symposium, and workshops will trace the history and evolution of facade design over the past five years, answer your questions about the performance, delivery and maintenance of sustainably built facades, and propose innovative design solutions to the dynamically changing environmental conditions we face today."</p><p><strong>For registr...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111259165/get-lectured-rice-university-fall-14 Get Lectured: Rice University, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-10-14T14:10:00-04:00 >2014-10-15T12:55:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gz/gz08auc5wlxbtzmf.jpg" width="514" height="745" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/493828/fall-2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Say hello to another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Our next poster features the Rice University School of Architecture's "Choice" Lecture Series for the Fall '14 semester.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Below are upcoming lectures only. All lectures take place at Farish Gallery, Anderson Hall, Rice University. Free and open to the public.</p><p><em>Oct. 15</em><br>6 p.m - reception; 7 p.m. - lecture<br>LIAM YOUNG and AGNIESZKA KURANT / Architect and Curator, London; and Sculptor, lodz and New York<br>MFAH RSA/RDA LECTURE SERIES: Near Future</p><p><em>Nov. 5</em><br>5:30 p.m.<br>"Designs of Destruction"<br>LUCIA ALLAIS / Assistant Professor of Architecture - Princeton Universi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109637103/texas-a-m-architecture-students-design-portable-ebola-treatment-clinics Texas A&M architecture students design portable Ebola treatment clinics Alexander Walter 2014-09-23T12:47:00-04:00 >2014-09-23T13:45:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1e/1eecc63f45e2a01feefe3d7c4274edb7.jpg" width="514" height="349" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Design concepts for portable, rapidly deployable Ebola virus treatment clinics created by Texas A&amp;M Master of Architecture students will be unveiled at a 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24 presentation on the fourth floor of the Langford Architecture Center&rsquo;s Building A on the Texas A&amp;M campus.</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/109112857/prada-marfa-saved Prada Marfa saved Alexander Walter 2014-09-16T17:46:00-04:00 >2014-09-18T15:59:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/96/963100a38d08759b517e56e9870dd5b7.jpg" width="514" height="380" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The conceptual storefront Prada Marfa, 2005, by Elmgreen &amp; Dragset, has a new lease on life. The Texas Department of Transportation reached an agreement last week with the foundation Ballroom Marfa to preserve the sculpture after nearly one year of negotiations. The government threatened to shut down the work because it could be considered an illegal roadside advertisement under state law. [...] the foundation plans to lease the land underneath Prada Marfa and register it as an art museum.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/82065559/prada-marfa-declared-an-illegal-outdoor-advertisement-faces-possible-removal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Prada Marfa declared an illegal outdoor advertisement, faces possible removal</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108739485/facades-dallas-is-happening-this-october-register-now Facades+ Dallas is happening this October. Register now! Sponsor 2014-09-12T12:34:00-04:00 >2014-09-12T12:34:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vb/vbixgxuk5bgkkgm3.jpg" width="514" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.facadesplus.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facades+ Dallas</a></em>.</p><p>Registration is now open for <a href="http://www.facadesplus.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facades+ Dallas</a>, happening on October 30-31, 2014. Presented by <a href="http://www.archpaper.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architect&rsquo;s Newspaper</a> and <a href="http://www.enclos.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Enclos</a>, Facades+ Dallas is the ninth event in the ongoing Facades+ conference series and is the first time it will take place in Dallas, Texas.</p><p>With Resilience as this year's theme, the two-day event is a great opportunity to form valuable professional connections, socialize with your peers, and learn something new from leading industry experts.</p><p>Architects, engineers, developers, consultants, and all who are professionally involved in the design industry are all invited participate.</p><p>"The conference, symposium, and workshops will trace the history and evolution of facade design over the past five years, answer your questions about the performance, delivery and maintenance of sustainably built facades, and propose innovative design solutions to the dynamically changing environmental conditions we face today."</p><p>For registra...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107710030/get-lectured-university-of-texas-at-austin-fall-14 Get Lectured: University of Texas at Austin, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-08-29T13:08:00-04:00 >2014-08-29T13:56:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3y/3y4clhv5nrf6r1gw.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/493828/fall-2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Another school year, another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Our poster today comes from The University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture.</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></p><p>Lectures begin at 5 p.m. in Goldsmith Hall, Room 3.120. Exhibitions are located in Goldsmith Mebane Gallery, open M-F from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., unless noted.</p><p><strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p><p><em>Sept 3</em><br>Lance Hosey / RTKL - Washington, D.C.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>OCTOBER</strong></p><p><em>Oct 1</em><br>Joeb Moore / Joeb Moore + Partners - Greenwich, CT</p><p><em>Oct 8</em><br>Alice Kimm &amp; John Friedman / John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects - Los Angeles, CA</p><p><em>Oct 15</em><br>Lisa Heschong / Heschong Mahone Group - Sacramento, CA</p><p><em>Oct 22</em><br>Wendell Burnette / Wendell Bur...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105791849/musk-will-build-spacex-launchpad-in-texas Musk will build SpaceX launchpad in Texas Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-04T15:36:00-04:00 >2014-08-12T21:42:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cz/czmqetlxhcstm2u0.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Elon Musk&rsquo;s Space Exploration and Technologies Corp. plans to build the world&rsquo;s first commercial launchpad near Brownsville in South Texas [...] The state is providing $2.3 million from the Texas Enterprise Fund to bring an estimated 300 jobs to the launch site, which will bring about $85 million of capital investment into the economy [...] In the region near the proposed launch site, at Boca Chica Beach in the state&rsquo;s southernmost tip, two of five residents live in poverty.</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/105248171/the-bayou-greenways-plan-a-game-changer-for-houston The Bayou Greenways Plan: A Game-Changer for Houston? Alexander Walter 2014-07-28T14:27:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T22:03:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/62/6211b41853dd73844a779a9a2f00d252.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Houston&rsquo;s Bayou Greenways plan is perhaps the largest active transportation project in the country right now &mdash; if residents can actually use it for transportation when it&rsquo;s completed. Jen Powis of the Houston Parks Board has described the greenway project as a cross between the Atlanta Beltline and the Portland Bike Master Plan, which &ldquo;re-envisions transportation&rdquo; in the city.</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/101791432/officials-set-fire-to-house-teetering-over-75-foot-cliff Officials Set Fire to House Teetering Over 75-Foot Cliff Archinect 2014-06-13T15:48:00-04:00 >2014-06-17T17:39:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1f/1face226c9847f9d60ac9112c515be16.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A $700,000 home was teetering over the edge of Texas' Lake Whitney &mdash; until officials set it on fire. The home, which had been gradually crumbling into the lake for weeks, was set on fire shortly after 10 a.m. local time after authorities deemed it the safest and cheapest option. Officials had considered pulling the home closer to land using a giant net &mdash; deemed unsafe &mdash; or letting it fall into the lake on its own &mdash; too expensive to clean up.</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/97192468/winning-skin-installation-3xlp-to-begin-tour-this-fall-in-texas Winning SKIN installation 3xLP to begin tour this Fall in Texas Justine Testado 2014-04-03T17:35:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:11:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jg/jgtr9hdg01gwtft9.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since 3xLP by Christopher Romano and Nicholas Bruscia won the most recent TEX-FAB SKIN Digital Fabrication competition, the installation was exhibited at TEX-FAB 5 in Austin and will travel to Houston and Dallas along with the other competition finalists this fall. The SKIN competition paired emerging design research practices with fabrication industry leaders to create innovative solutions for facade systems using digital fabrication and parametric design tools.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/il/illevz88exyhnja0.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uu/uuye0etdeamyt7cd.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/39/39pm289kytp4dho0.jpg"></p><p>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winning_skin_installation_3xlp_to_begin_tour_this_fall_in_texas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97099882/get-lectured-university-of-texas-at-austin-spring-14 Get Lectured: University of Texas at Austin, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-04-02T13:11:00-04:00 >2014-04-02T18:44:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gt/gt7u1949lsbboh01.jpg" width="514" height="374" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/384806/2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</a></strong></p><p>Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Today's Spring '14 lecture poster comes from the University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture.</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></p><p>Listed below are upcoming lectures only. Unless noted, lectures take place at 5 pm in Goldsmith Hall 3.120, located at 22nd and Guadalup, Austin, TX.</p><p><em>April 3-4</em><br><strong>Latitudes: A Symposium on the Architecture of the Americas</strong><br><strong>Betsy Williamson</strong> / Williamson Chong architects, Toronto, Canada<br><strong>Joeb Moore</strong> / Joeb Moore &amp; Partners LLC, Greenwich, USA<br><strong>Joshua Aidlin</strong> / Aidlin Darling Design, San F...</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/95359093/results-of-the-dallas-connected-city-design-challenge Results of the Dallas Connected City Design Challenge Justine Testado 2014-03-10T19:37:00-04:00 >2014-03-18T16:49:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o2/o2tyyp17tdf4cott.jpg" width="514" height="279" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A city that is connected -- in all senses of the word -- is a good city. The finalists of the Dallas Connected City Design Challenge offered numerous solutions in how Downtown Dallas can be linked to the Trinity River. To guarantee a variety of ideas for Dallas' future development, the competition invited submissions in a Professional Stream and an Open Stream. Three Professional and 4 Open entries won.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>Professional Stream finalists (selected by jury):</strong></p><p>Stoss + SHoP, Boston, MA: "HyperDensity/HyperLandscape"<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4v/4vdxa3db5wkf15j9.jpg"><br><br>Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura, Barcelona, Spain: Dallas: "Downtown &amp; Trinity"<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zr/zr3uvud2152tmija.jpg"><br><br>OMA*AMO, New York, NY: "2Rivers/2Datums"<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nh/nha3x67gmtk79o5m.jpg"></p><p><strong>Open Stream finalists (selected by jury and public voting):</strong></p><p>Kohki Hiranuma of Kohki Hiranuma Architect &amp; Associates, Osaka, Japan: "Forest"<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p5/p5ostfq2jk35max4.jpg"><br><br>Bogdan Chipara of Constanta, Romania: Bridging<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u7/u7bfo4vp2xjfkq5t.jpg"><br><br>Raik Thonig and Marius Kreft of University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas: "Baroque Forest"<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7b/7bq91uium0ntefun.jpg"><br><br>McLain Clutter of University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan: "Incentive Network"<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vm/vmpiho1q6a45db11.jpg"><br>For more details, head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/results_of_the_dallas_connected_city_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/94497265/winners-of-modernism-in-america-awards-renew-value-of-modern-architecture Winners of Modernism in America Awards renew value of modern architecture Justine Testado 2014-02-27T14:05:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T21:07:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0b/0b0bom5ut6cqnurd.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Modernism in America Awards have announced this year's winners. The national awards program highlights the documentation, preservation and re-use of modern buildings, structures and landscapes in the U.S. or U.S. territory [...] One Award of Excellence was given in the categories Design, Advocacy, and Inventory/Survey. Five Citations of Merit were also awarded. Winners will receive their prizes during the Docomomo US National Symposium on March 13-15, 2014 in Houston, Texas.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>(Pictured above) Design Award of Excellence:</strong> <strong>Furnace Creek Visitor Center at Death Valley National Park</strong></p><p><strong>Advocacy Award of Excellence:</strong> <strong>Peavey Plaza&nbsp; </strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/25/25kq3j1mbfs6pklu.jpg"></p><p><strong>Survey Award of Excellence: Curating the City: Modern Architecture in L.A. Website&nbsp; </strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xw/xw3pcfre838l0z6j.jpg"></p><p><strong>Design Citation of Merit</strong>: <strong>The Arboretum (formerly the Garden Grove Community Church)&nbsp; </strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l7/l7sdahbzj48llqg6.jpg"></p><p><strong>Advocacy Citation of Merit: Miami Marine Stadium </strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u6/u6qsnyh78otczb0j.jpg"></p><p><strong>Design Citation of Merit: Stillman and Huvelle Houses, Litchfield, CT</strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y9/y98gik82c8lx7hmy.jpg"></p><p><strong>Design Citation of Merit: Trenton Bath House and Day Camp Pavilions&nbsp; </strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/08/084qijd9gem4rjcl.jpg"></p><p><strong>Survey Citation of Merit: North Carolina Modernist Houses, Inc. </strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a1/a1y8qot6yt1ftvu4.jpg"></p><p>Find more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_modernism_in_america_awards_renew_value_of_modern_architecture/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92224510/get-lectured-rice-design-alliance-spring-14 Get Lectured: Rice Design Alliance, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-01-27T14:15:00-05:00 >2014-01-28T15:09:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rc/rcux174t3hf06z9t.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/384806/2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</strong></a><br><br>Archinect's Get Lectured is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series--and their snazzy posters--for the current season. Be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.<br><br>Our next poster comes from the Rice School of Architecture/Rice Design Alliance. RSA/RDA is inviting RDA members and the public to their "On Immediacy" Lecture Series, curated by Rice SoA Assistant Professor Jes&uacute;s Vassallo.<br><br>More details on the series: "These international firms &mdash; from Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, and Mexico &mdash; play with form, color, material, and process, producing work that defies easy description and collapses distinctions between art and architecture, representation and construction, and drawing and building."</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90753849/rice-design-alliance-s-additionally-tour-highlights-modern-updates-of-8-historic-houses-in-houston Rice Design Alliance’s "Additionally" tour highlights modern updates of 8 historic houses in Houston Justine Testado 2014-01-08T12:46:00-05:00 >2014-01-13T19:58:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w6/w6ok3kopfw8tj170.jpg" width="514" height="439" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you're in the Houston, Texas area and want to "add in" some well-in-advance weekend plans, Rice Design Alliance from Rice University will be hosting their 38th Annual Architectural Tour "Additionally" on March 29-30, 2014.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://ricedesignalliance.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RDA</a> is inviting its members and their guests for a weekend to visit eight historic houses originally built between 1885 to 1964 throughout Houston. Within the past 12 years, local architecture firms individually crafted modernized additions that complement each house's historic nature.</p> <p> Check out some of the tour's destinations:<br><br> 216 Avondale (1906); Addition: 2012, m+a architecture<br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z1/z1x0bc0dlaw3xlu0.jpg" title=""><br><br><br> 707 Sabine (1885); Additions: 2000, Gary Eades; 2009, Janusz Design<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sz/szx9mjp26k778h07.jpg" title=""><br><br><br> 3503 Audobon (1920); Addition: 2011, Interloop&ndash;Architecture<br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mt/mtxyz4fdr7h197g8.jpg" title=""><br><br><br> 5503 Sturbridge; Additions: 1960, Marshall S. MacDougal; 2008, Dillon Kyle Architecture<br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k1/k1bkb59ws133v5k0.jpg" title=""></p> <p> For more info on the tour, head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/rice_design_alliances_additionally_tour_to_visit_8_historic_residences_in_h/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of Rice Design Alliance.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90698302/texas-library-offers-glimpse-of-bookless-future Texas library offers glimpse of bookless future Alexander Walter 2014-01-07T19:27:00-05:00 >2014-01-13T19:58:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ff/ff0b24f2e9dfdd24b175fc6099248e16.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Texas has seen the future of the public library, and it looks a lot like an Apple Store [...]. Even the librarians imitate Apple&rsquo;s dress code, wearing matching shirts and that standard-bearer of geek-chic, the hoodie. But this $2.3 million library might be most notable for what it does not have &mdash; any actual books. That makes Bexar County&rsquo;s BiblioTech the nation&rsquo;s only bookless public library.</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/88596712/texas-to-require-architects-be-fingerprinted-starting-january-1st-2014 Texas to require architects be fingerprinted, starting January 1st, 2014 Archinect 2013-12-11T12:43:00-05:00 >2013-12-13T12:59:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7d/7dwssmw5oe3lprfx.jpg" width="514" height="262" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>So what happens if an architect in good professional standing is revealed to have a minor crime on his record due to being fingerprinted? Could he lose his license, despite the quality of his work? The TBAE absolutely reserves that right.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The requirement applies not just to new applicants, but also to licensed architects seeking to have their registrations renewed. Violators face a fine of up to $5,000 per day in which they are not in compliance with the new law. Currently only one other state (Massachusetts) even runs criminal background checks on architects. Now Texas is upping the ante.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/83797259/get-lectured-university-of-texas-at-austin-fall-13 Get Lectured: University of Texas at Austin Fall '13 Justine Testado 2013-10-10T12:04:00-04:00 >2013-10-11T17:45:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/en/engcqur0v7557024.jpg" width="514" height="685" 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> <br> Here on Archinect we recently 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> Thursday's lecture series comes from The University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture.</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></p> <p> Lecture events are at <strong>5:00 pm</strong> in <strong>Goldsmith Hall 3.120</strong>.<br> Goldsmith Hall is located at 22nd and Guadalupe, Austin, TX.</p> <p> Exhibitions are held in the&nbsp;<strong>Goldsmith Mebane Gallery</strong>,&nbsp;Mon-Fri, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.<br> Events are subject to change.</p> <p> <strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p> <p> <em><strong>September 11</strong></em><br><strong>David Garcia</strong> / MAP Architects</p> <p> <strong><em>September 16</em><br> K. Michael Hays</strong> / Harvard University</p> <p> <strong><em>September 30</em><br> Elihu Rubin</strong> / Yale University</p> <p> <br><strong>OCTOBER</strong></p> <p> <em><strong>October 1-2</strong></em><br> Symposium:<br><strong>Energy ...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/82065559/prada-marfa-declared-an-illegal-outdoor-advertisement-faces-possible-removal Prada Marfa declared an illegal outdoor advertisement, faces possible removal Archinect 2013-09-17T15:32:00-04:00 >2014-09-16T17:48:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ef/efec13d2243e505390bd9342bb02677c.jpg" width="514" height="334" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Nearly eight years after opening, Prada Marfa has been classified by the Texas Department of Transportation as an &ldquo;illegal outdoor advertising sign&rdquo; because it displays the Prada logo on land where that is prohibited. This could lead to forced removal of the installation, although the department has not yet decided what action it will take.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>UPDATE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109112857/prada-marfa-saved" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Prada Marfa saved</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/81439869/get-lectured-rice-school-of-architecture-fall-13 Get Lectured: Rice School of Architecture Fall '13 Justine Testado 2013-09-09T13:22:00-04:00 >2013-09-16T23:00:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xj/xjrocrjls3v4tei8.jpg" width="514" height="746" 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> We'll be starting out with Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/most_followed_profiles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Most Followed Schools</a> profiles. Let's begin the week with "Re: Architecture [NSFW]", the upcoming special lecture series from the <a href="http://www.ricedesignalliance.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rice Design Alliance</a> (RDA) and the <a href="http://architecture.rice.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rice School of Architecture</a> (RSA).</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></p> <p> According to the series' curator RSA assistant professor Troy Schaum, the theme of "Re: Architecture [NSFW]" will feature young architecture firms "that are building in unique ways, not easily categorized, and are refusing to play it safe."</p> <p> All lectures will be held at 7:00 pm in Brown Aud...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/73266492/el-paso-laser-scanned-in-3d El Paso, laser scanned in 3D Bryan Finoki 2013-05-16T14:23:00-04:00 >2013-05-21T18:06:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g3/g3rq2t6mm5o7tdx5.jpg" width="300" height="200" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Robert Gonz&aacute;lez wants to create a 3D digital replica of Downtown El Paso, using lasers. The director of Texas Tech&rsquo;s fledgling architecture program in El Paso says the student project would be part of a new historic preservation program he is developing here. The project would create a permanent record, in 3D, of El Paso&rsquo;s most historic and endangered buildings.</p></em><br /><br /><p> An exhibition of 3D captured border cities from around the world projected onto giant scrims filling an abandoned maquilladora, might be an interesting project.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/64684861/my-beautiful-city My Beautiful City Places Journal 2013-01-02T15:33:00-05:00 >2013-01-07T18:22:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u8/u8jbx1lui5bqsx1d.jpg" width="514" height="577" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architects think people aren&rsquo;t interested in buildings anymore, and don&rsquo;t look at them, and consequently don&rsquo;t &mdash; can't &mdash; appreciate what architects really want to do, which is make fetishized constructions to sit on the landscape like mechanical praying mantids, which will make people look at them some more.</p></em><br /><br /><p> On Places, architect David Heymann writes about a heartbreaking house commission outside Austin &mdash; the kind of larger-than-life story that could only happen in Texas.</p> <p> The feature includes an audio recording of the author reading his work.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/61736558/morphosis-designed-perot-museum-of-nature-and-science-to-open-this-saturday-in-dallas Morphosis-designed Perot Museum of Nature and Science to open this Saturday in Dallas Archinect 2012-11-29T12:03:00-05:00 >2012-12-06T13:16:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tm/tmykc4oh3r22awgo.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Museums, armatures for collective societal experience and cultural expression, present new ways of interpreting the world. They contain knowledge, preserve information and transmit ideas; they stimulate curiosity, raise awareness and create opportunities for exchange. As instruments of education and social change, museums have the potential to shape our understanding of ourselves and the world in which we live.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jv/jvyn1kx7dyhr7l5q.jpg" title=""></p> <p> As our global environment faces ever more critical challenges, a broader understanding of the interdependence of natural systems is becoming more essential to our survival and evolution. Museums dedicated to nature and science play a key role in expanding our understanding of these complex systems.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5g/5g71bhi7fsv56elv.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The new Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Victory Park will create a distinct identity for the Museum, enhance the institution&rsquo;s prominence in Dallas and enrich the city&rsquo;s evolving cultural fabric. Designed to engage a broad audience, invigorate young minds, and ins...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/43600485/memory-cloud-by-re-site-metalab Memory Cloud by RE:site + Metalab Alexander Walter 2012-04-02T15:43:00-04:00 >2012-04-04T06:23:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ec/ecbkh0ehhyq0hbmc.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Texas A&amp;M University has recently awarded the winning commission for the new Memorial Student Center 12th Man Hall to Memory Cloud, a collaborative project by RE:Site (Norman Lee and Shane Allbritton, Artists) and METALAB (Andrew Vrana, Joe Meppelink and Michael Gonzales, Architecture + Fabrication).</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/36686966/mfah-hires-steven-holl-architects-to-design-expansion MFAH hires Steven Holl Architects to design expansion Archinect 2012-02-02T16:36:00-05:00 >2012-10-15T14:49:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3y/3y8kfmwhxe3wqei9.jpg" width="514" height="466" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The board's long-range planning committee chose Holl, based in New York City and Beijing, after reviewing site-specific concepts from three internationally known architecture firms, including Sn&oslash;hetta and Morphosis, according to a statement from board chair Cornelia Long.</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/35634892/demolition-looms-for-architectural-gem-in-west-fort-worth Demolition looms for architectural gem in west Fort Worth Archinect 2012-01-24T14:04:00-05:00 >2012-01-24T16:19:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/00/0055a7195d501820167276337c74973b.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>... the 8,400-square-foot residence known as the Andrew Fuller House and designed by modernist A. Quincy Jones may be doomed to a wrecking ball. The city has issued a demolition permit to the Frost Bank trust department, which is officially listed as the owner but is acting on behalf of Amon Carter III, the grandson of former Star-Telegram Publisher Amon G. Carter Sr.</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/10021166/ut-architecture-students-design-school-in-africa UT architecture students design school in Africa Alexander Walter 2011-06-15T15:08:48-04:00 >2011-06-15T15:14:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gv/gvizap51tf092y7w.jpg" width="200" height="86" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a collaborative effort, the University&rsquo;s School of Architecture and the nonprofit organization Africa&rsquo;s Promise Village are working together to build a school for the Maasai people in the Serengeti plains of Tanzania. After a trip to East Africa in September, Donna Gunn, executive director of the nonprofit, said she was moved by the plight of the many children who live in poverty.</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>