Archinect - News 2014-04-23T14:23:18-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/97737503/seven-firms-shortlisted-for-mexico-city-airport-expansion Seven firms shortlisted for Mexico City airport expansion Archinect 2014-04-10T19:12:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T19:18:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8b/8b2fc5bfb2df303ec96cbb2ed9c7d4aa.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Zaha Hadid Architects, Foster + Partners, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Pascall+Watson have been named on a seven-strong shortlist to design the &pound;1.8 billion expansion of Mexico City airport The quartet of British companies is joined among the finalists by SOM, Gensler and Teodoro Gonz&aacute;lez de Le&oacute;n with Alberto Kalach: TAX.</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/95958672/in-residence-fernando-romero-nowness In Residence: Fernando Romero - NOWNESS Archinect 2014-03-18T18:00:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T20:34:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yu/yu93nzm603ea2tit.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;To me, this house is the ultimate modernity dream come true,&rdquo; says Fernando Romero of the two-story, mid-century gem he calls home. &ldquo;It is extremely flexible for all types of activities: for family, for socializing, for living.&rdquo; Designed in 1955 by homegrown architect Francisco Artigas, the house is located in the leafy suburbs of Mexico City, adjacent to one of largest city parks in the Western Hemisphere, Bosque de Chapultepec.</p></em><br /><br /><p></p><p><a href="http://www.nowness.com/day/2014/3/17/3746/in-residence-fernando-romero" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Residence: Fernando Romero</a> on <a href="http://www.nowness.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nowness.com</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/95277782/a-mexican-showcase-for-ambition A Mexican Showcase for Ambition Nam Henderson 2014-03-10T14:58:00-04:00 >2014-03-11T12:30:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dq/dqcjgbpdmyd0kibi.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designed by the British architect David Chipperfield, the three-story building is a plain, compact block of light travertine, unornamented apart from a saw-tooth crest on top. It&rsquo;s a no-nonsense, no-ego structure that seems to look inward rather than outward.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Holland Cotter reviews the new&nbsp;Museo Jumex, a contemporary art museum in Mexico City sponsored by the art patron Eugenio L&oacute;pez Alonso. Built adjacent to the more formally -adventurous Museo Soumaya, she judges that the architectural design and inaugural exhibitions point to "<em>a calculated effort by the museum to set itself apart, to baffle expectations</em>".</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92836551/taubman-receives-1-3m-grant-to-fund-research-program-on-urban-architecture Taubman receives $1.3M grant to fund research program on urban architecture Archinect 2014-02-04T12:15:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T19:21:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/re/reuj56707jv6ouub.jpg" width="514" height="182" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning received a $1.3m grant Monday from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The gift will fund architecture and humanities research on metropolitan issues in cities like Detroit, Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro for the next four-and-half years. The Mellon Foundation delivered the &ldquo;Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities&rdquo; grant to the University, which supports scholarship and higher education at the intersection of architecture and the humanities.</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/80594828/these-walls-speak-recalling-victims-of-violence These Walls Speak, Recalling Victims of Violence Alexander Walter 2013-08-29T13:55:00-04:00 >2013-09-02T19:48:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a3dfd17e3a77459b6caf00136a57c3f5.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The memorial to Mexico&rsquo;s victims of violence looks like it has been dropped from the sky by an angry God. Welcoming it is not, with its rusted slabs the size of movie screens standing next to a busy intersection. Nor is its mission clear. [...] But then, you walk a little closer and the slabs begin to speak.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Find many more photos and a personal review of the Memorial to the Victims of Violence in Mexico on Alec Perkins' fantastic Archinect blog <a href="http://archinect.com/blog/article/78845459/a-new-memorial-to-the-victims-of-drug-war-violence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">tacos at dawn: exploring Mexico City's architecture and urban culture</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/79448467/editor-s-picks-328 Editor's Picks #328 Nam Henderson 2013-08-14T13:58:00-04:00 >2013-08-15T17:56:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9s/9sycjhtfqzab7jk5.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In the latest edition of the <strong>Working out of the Box</strong> series Archinect interviewed <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/78908972/working-out-of-the-box-doug-johnston" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brooklyn-based designer &amp; artist Doug Johnston</a>.&nbsp;His current profession is creating "<em>objects by stitching rope together</em>" and he explains "<em>I guess sometime early on, I realized that my design work wouldn't be limited to buildings or objects, but would extend to the &lsquo;design&rsquo; or planning of a functioning business and studio practice. This guided my choice to work in smaller offices so that I could have more exposure to the nuts and bolts of generating income managing workflow and cashflow, etc...Being able to apply design thinking to the business structure itself has been really exciting and helpful</em>".</p> <p> <strong>Thayer-D</strong>&nbsp;liked what he saw "<em>Really beautiful stuff.&nbsp; It makes me think it would be incredibly useful to have architecture students actually build things besides models during school.&nbsp; If only to get a tactile understanding of what their drawings might be and what goes into realizing them</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1200x/3a/3aqgdz9nb63vuhld.jpg"></p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br> Over ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/76265329/editor-s-picks-322 Editor's Picks #322 Nam Henderson 2013-07-02T12:00:00-04:00 >2013-07-02T19:37:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7u/7uilorsqi5sp2ft8.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>News</strong><br> RIP - <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/75795477/henning-larsen-dies-at-87" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Iconic Danish architect Henning Larsen died in his sleep in his home in Copenhagen on Saturday, June 22, 2013. Henning Larsen was 87 years old</a>.</p> <p> Lonnae O'Neal Parker of the Washington Post reported that after 14 years in the making and despite recent protests over the Gehry design, the Eisenhower Memorial Commission voted "<em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/75794771/updated-frank-gehry-design-for-eisenhower-memorial-approved-by-commission" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">to move forward with the Frank Gehry-designed memorial to the 34th president</a></em>".&nbsp;<strong>have</strong> cheered "<em>Hopefully the pious "National" Civic Art Society can now go bankrupt. LOL!</em>"</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;posted a link to <a href="http://occupygeziarchitecture.tumblr.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#occupygeziarchitecture</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/75806811/occupygezi-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&nbsp;</a>where a group of architects are documenting the temporary structures that were destroyed by the police in Gezi&nbsp;Park, Istanbul.&nbsp;The group explains "<em>The protests in Istanbul indicated one simple thing for architects (designers?): We need new definitions for architecture in situations when architecture is removed from architects.Each unique structure that we encounter in the streets and Gezi Park has its own in-situ design and impl...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/75830098/editor-s-picks-321 Editor's Picks #321 Nam Henderson 2013-06-25T11:32:00-04:00 >2013-07-06T07:48:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/od/odsqt7zhyfjcv4nt.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> For the latest edition of the Student Works: series Archinect featured work by <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/74780159/student-works-ai-aa-athens-aa-istanbul-visiting-schools-2013" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">two AA Visiting Schools one held in Athens &amp; the other in Istanbul</a>.&nbsp;Completed prior to the recent <strong>OccupyGezi</strong> unrest, Noise De-Former (one of the projects from the Istanbul school) "<em>aimed to materialize the fluctuating noise levels in Taksim Square by creating an interface which can regulate noise, enabling a more comfortable environment for the public resting in Gezi Park</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r4/r40s8uqvtxtzeih1.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br> Inspired by a recent discussion re: the Influence of Robert Venturi on Louis Kahn&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>;&nbsp;highlighted&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/75520385/the-influence-of-robert-venturi-on-louis-kahn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a significant thesis by then Master of Science in Architecture candidate Sam Rodell in Washington State University completed in 2008. In the thesis Mr. Rodell</a>, "<em>considers the question of how Louis Kahn&rsquo;s development as an architect was shaped by the influences of Robert Venturi. The personal and professional interaction between these two historically significant architects began late in Kahn&rsquo;s career and early in Ven...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/74108559/cultural-center-chapultepec-entry-by-yau-morales-easter-wawrzenczyk Cultural Center Chapultepec Entry by Yau/Morales/Easter/Wawrzenczyk Alexander Walter 2013-05-28T14:53:00-04:00 >2013-05-28T14:53:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/66/66vjwxlaiq0cz5av.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The collaborative design team consisting of architects Adrian Yau, Frisly Colop Morales, Jason Easter and Lukasz Wawrzenczyk has shared with us their entry to the Cultural Center Chapultepec competition in Mexico 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/51086354/arquitectura-911sc-on-mexico-city-and-other-projects arquitectura 911sc on Mexico City and other projects Orhan Ayyüce 2012-06-12T11:47:00-04:00 >2012-06-18T17:17:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nl/nldd5nqegmbxa07i.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We are interested in connecting architecture with the social</p></em><br /><br /><p> Confronted with the complexity and political uncertainty of Mexico City, Jose Castillo and Saidee Springall of arquitectura911sc strive for a &ldquo;dual commitment to an architecture that connects the physical with the social, and architecture that is grounded and informed by the city.&rdquo; Their performing Arts Center in Guadalajara is under construction. Recently completed projects include a low-income housing development, bookstores, offices, and commercial spaces in Mexico City, as well as urban planning and infrastructure projects throughout Mexico.</p>