Archinect - News 2014-04-24T13:31:58-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/97103111/high-rise-proposal-in-lower-9th-ward-could-bring-much-needed-development-but-at-what-social-cost High-rise proposal in Lower 9th Ward could bring much needed development, but at what social cost? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-02T14:38:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:31:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qb/qb5kj7jhsfcvisiy.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The plan&rsquo;s backers say it represents a rare chance at economic revitalization for the neighborhood. Its opponents say it would destroy the fabric of Holy Cross, and might represent the first step toward changing the traditionally low-rise New Orleans waterfront into something very different [...] &ldquo;The argument is that the Lower Ninth Ward has to take what it can get,&rdquo; says DeBacher. &ldquo;We believe that we deserve&mdash;as any community deserves&mdash;good development, not just any development.&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/90300008/wood-product-said-to-be-rotting-in-make-it-right-homes-in-new-orleans Wood product said to be rotting in 'Make It Right' homes in New Orleans Alexander Walter 2014-01-02T15:30:00-05:00 >2014-01-03T18:59:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nz/nzzjq5ztnl0wzns5.jpg" width="514" height="416" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Actor Brad Pitt&rsquo;s Make It Right Foundation, which has built 100 energy-efficient new homes in the Hurricane Katrina-ravaged Lower 9th Ward, is considering legal action against the manufacturer of an innovative glass-infused wood that was used in some of the homes&rsquo; outdoor steps and front porches. The wood has begun rotting, despite being guaranteed for 40 years, a Make It Right spokeswoman said.</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/88751821/eskew-dumez-ripple-honored-with-2014-aia-architecture-firm-award Eskew+Dumez+Ripple honored with 2014 AIA Architecture Firm Award Justine Testado 2013-12-13T12:58:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T12:27:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lb/lbndvy2oc5lqawr2.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/eskewdumezripple" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eskew+Dumez+Ripple</a> was selected by the AIA Board of Directors to receive the 2014 AIA Architecture Firm Award. The AIA gives the award every year to a firm that has consistently created distinguished architecture for at least 10 years.</p> <p> Founded less than 25 years ago by Allen Eskew, FAIA, Steven Dumez, FAIA, and Mark Ripple, AIA, the New Orleans-based firm has become recognized for their deep involvement in rebuilding the Hurricane Katrina-stricken city as well as their commitment to mentorship -- for which they received two AIA National Intern Development Program (IDP) Firm Awards.<br><br> EDR is receiving the honor at a bittersweet time with the passing of principal Allen Eskew <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/88555740/allen-eskew-passes-away-at-age-65" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">earlier this week</a>.<br><br> You can read more about EDR below:</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s5/s58v3wbfboa0urk2.jpg" title=""><br><br> "Just eight years ago, when the city was struck by Hurricane Katrina, EDR had 22 employees, but has since nearly doubled and has taken on an important role as civic leaders charged with repairing the wounded urban fabric of the city. Their efforts, like...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/83921770/designing-recovery-competition-winners Designing Recovery competition winners Justine Testado 2013-10-11T17:46:00-04:00 >2013-10-16T12:23:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/09/095ylx4taibottj9.jpg" width="514" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners of the "Designing Recovery" competition were announced earlier this month. Hosted by the AIA in partnership with Make It Right, St. Bernard Project, Architecture for Humanity and Dow Building Solutions, participants designed disaster-relief houses to aid survivors of recent natural disasters in New York City, New Orleans, and Joplin, MO. Although there were only three competition winners, all entries that can be easily constructed will be built in these three communities.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The winning proposals are:</p> <ul><li> Resilient House by Sustainable.TO Architecture + Building for New York</li> <li> Shotgun [remix] by GOATstudio LLP for New Orleans</li> <li> CORE House by Q4 Architects for Joplin</li> </ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/55304316/project-pipeline-introduces-new-orleans-high-school-students-to-architecture-and-design Project Pipeline Introduces New Orleans High School Students to Architecture and Design Alexander Walter 2012-08-14T21:09:00-04:00 >2012-08-15T11:59:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/64/64dgnoo73hkcplo1.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>More than 25 high school students from across New Orleans, most of whom had never met an architect, recently took part in the inaugural Project Pipeline Architecture and Design Camp &mdash; a four-day, intensive workshop intended to introduce the process of design to a community with historically limited access to the design profession.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The camp was organized by the Louisiana Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA LA) and held at the Tulane School of Architecture.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/53424586/first-frank-gehry-home-completed-by-brad-pitt-s-make-it-right-foundation First Frank Gehry Home Completed by Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation Archinect 2012-07-13T13:00:00-04:00 >2014-03-15T15:01:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8k/8ksg2p7nn9y3gl4a.jpg" width="514" height="668" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Brad Pitt's <a href="http://makeitrightnola.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Make It Right Foundation</a> (remember <em><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/68296/the-pink-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">THE PINK PROJECT</a></em>?) has sent us first images of the new home <a href="http://www.foga.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry</a> designed for the initiative. Completed this week, the building is located in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward, the neighborhood most devastated by Hurricane Katrina back in August of 2005. To date, this is the only Gehry-designed home in Louisiana, and&mdash;complying with Make It Right's core mission&mdash;built to LEED Platinum certification standards.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3j/3jyi0dbl0ungqy15.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Here's the official press release we've received from Make It Right:</p> <p> July 13, 2012, New Orleans &ndash; Make It Right, founded by Brad Pitt to build sustainable homes for communities in need, is proud to announce the completion of the organization's first home by renowned architect Frank Gehry. Gehry's duplex design was completed this week in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward, the neighborhood most devastated by Hurricane Katrina. This home is one of only 22 Gehry residences in the United States and the only Gehry home in Louisiana.</p> <p> ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/49078550/creepy-cool-village-where-every-house-is-a-musical-instrument Creepy-cool village where every house is a musical instrument Archinect 2012-05-21T13:23:00-04:00 >2012-05-21T14:45:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/02/02fbdb583faef459e667483c689572a1.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Music Box is a New Orleans art installation that makes regular artist&rsquo;s colonies look like Camazotz. In this tiny shantytown, every building is also a musical instrument, and the entire town can be played in a beautiful, spooky symphony that looks and sounds like something out of Coraline.</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/29529348/architecture-meets-art-in-the-descours-nighttime-optical-adventure Architecture meets art in the 'DesCours' nighttime optical adventure Alexander Walter 2011-12-02T14:08:55-05:00 >2011-12-08T09:16:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sb/sb18i3afskv3anm6.jpg" width="448" height="298" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In its five-year history, DesCours has become my favorite annual art outing, but it hasn't become any easier to describe. You'd be accurate if you called it a self-guided nighttime tour of lighted experimental architecture installations set in little-seen downtown locations.</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/7743823/film-a-plea-for-modernism Film: A Plea For Modernism EvanMather 2011-05-26T20:17:12-04:00 >2012-02-04T21:47:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v7/v7ye4ne5nox3t7g5.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The Phillis Wheatley Elementary School has served the historic New Orleans African-American neighborhood of Trem&eacute; since it opened in 1955. Celebrated worldwide for its innovative, regionally-expressive modern design &ndash; the structure sustained moderate damage during the storms and levee breach of 2005. Although it is scheduled for demolition in Summer 2011, DOCOMOMO Louisiana is advocating for its restoration via adaptive reuse. "A Plea For Modernism" is narrated by actor Wendell Pierce (&ldquo;The Wire&rdquo;, &ldquo;Treme&rdquo;). <a href="http://www.vimeo.com/23565526" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">View on Vimeo</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/3560225/a-lost-generation A lost generation? Paul Petrunia 2011-04-20T12:35:17-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gf/gfdxltxcd7mx24o9.jpg" width="405" height="408" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Trey Trahan, principal of Trahan Architects, worries that architects who leave the industry for a period of time might struggle to keep up with technological advances in their field.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Business Report.com discusses the ongoing effects of the economic crisis for architects and others involved in the construction industries.<br><br><i>"There's a huge gap right now between older and younger architects," he says. "That middle group&mdash;the one that would take over the leadership of firms&mdash;just isn't there. There aren't as many of them around."</i></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/2660229/gulf-s-complexity-and-resilience-seen-in-studies-of-oil-spill Gulf’s Complexity and Resilience Seen in Studies of Oil Spill Aaron Plewke 2011-04-12T16:40:58-04:00 >2011-04-12T17:42:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/je/je7noaakj7scsi5b.jpg" width="514" height="270" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the year since the wellhead beneath the Deepwater Horizon rig began spewing rust-colored crude into the northern Gulf of Mexico, scientists have been working frantically to figure out what environmental harm really came of the largest oil spill in American history. What has emerged in studies so far is not a final tally of damage, but a new window on the complexities of the gulf, and the vulnerabilities and capacities of biological systems in the face of environmental insults.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In June, oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico was absorbed by booms in Bay Jimmy, south of New Orleans. </p> http://archinect.com/news/article/2385879/urban-hypotheticals Urban Hypotheticals Paul Petrunia 2011-04-09T23:54:19-04:00 >2011-04-18T21:42:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/56/563d33319ddf30d8dc531efacdc3c918.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Members of this organization begin the narrative process by examining city neighborhoods and commercial districts for compelling structures that appear to have fallen into disuse&mdash;&ldquo;hidden gems&rdquo; of the built environment. In varying states of repair, these buildings suggest only stories about the past, not the future.</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>