Archinect - News 2014-09-03T00:44:21-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/98918047/2014-ramsa-travel-fellowship-awarded-to-mcgill-university-grad-student 2014 RAMSA Travel Fellowship awarded to McGill University grad student Justine Testado 2014-04-29T21:09:00-04:00 >2014-04-30T12:58:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cj/cjy56o13vcoeft3m.jpg" width="514" height="409" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Robert A.M. Stern Architects recently announced Anna Antropova, a master's degree candidate at the McGill University School of Architecture, as the recipient of the 2014 RAMSA Travel Fellowship. The $10,000 fellowship will fund Antropova's trip to Japan, where she will study ancient wood joinery techniques. Her research focuses on the potential transformation and reintroduction of applying ancient timber techniques to modern construction.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"'This elegant and efficient mode of construction could meaningfully inform our western building industry, an industry addicted to toxic adhesives and an indiscriminate application of metal fasteners. Wood stands to be for our generation what steel and concrete were for the previous two or three, and Japanese joinery offers us a sustainable mode of assembly for a sustainable material with far less embodied energy.' Ms. Antropova aims to reintroduce these techniques, ultimately uniting 'old and new, east and west, tradition and modernity.'&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><p>Antropova was selected from a field of 20 applicants preselected by their educational institutions.</p><p>This year's jury consisted of RAMSA partners Melissa DelVecchio, Dan Lobitz, and Grant F. Marani. Margaret Marsh facilitated the discussion and process.</p><p>For more details, head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/2014_ramsa_travel_fellowship_awarded_to_mcgill_university_grad_student/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/94038016/changing-skyline-mormon-development-combines-civic-mindedness-awful-architecture Changing Skyline: Mormon development combines civic-mindedness, awful architecture Alexander Walter 2014-02-21T14:03:00-05:00 >2014-02-24T19:21:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/66/6658d8c5dfab41dd55aa978f94d8919a.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's hard not to wince when you first look at the renderings of the Mormon Church's expanding kingdom at 16th and Vine Streets, unveiled last week by Mayor Nutter. The architectural chameleons at Robert Stern's office have paired a 1920s-style apartment tower with a teensy redbrick meetinghouse that looks as if it was dragged across town from colonial-era Society Hill.</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/92935626/robert-a-m-stern-architects-2014-travel-fellowship-now-accepting-submissions Robert A.M. Stern Architects 2014 Travel Fellowship now accepting submissions Justine Testado 2014-02-05T19:14:00-05:00 >2014-02-06T10:47:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rl/rljv81trqmgmacvh.jpg" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Robert A.M. Stern Architects' RAMSA Travel Fellowship is back for its second year. The Fellowship awards $10,000 to an individual to support travel and research for studies that convey the firm's key ideal of perpetuating tradition through invention in architecture. Candidates demonstrate insight and interest in the architectural profession and its future, as well as an ability to carry through in-depth research.</p><p>All regions and cultures are appropriate topics of study. The jury will consist of three RAMSA partners and a representative from RAMSA&rsquo;s Research department.<br><br>To be eligible for the prize, you must be a student pursuing an M.Arch degree, are in your penultimate year of study, and are enrolled in one of the 16 U.S. or Canadian schools attended by current RAMSA partners and senior associates. Students should apply to their school deans.</p><p>Submissions require application forms, a one-page travel and research statement, and a portfolio.<br><br><strong>Important deadlines and dates:</strong><br>Proposal submissi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85774946/unfashionably-fashionable-justin-davidson-on-robert-a-m-stern-s-buildings "Unfashionably Fashionable" - Justin Davidson on Robert A.M. Stern’s Buildings Archinect 2013-11-04T19:11:00-05:00 >2013-11-05T11:27:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/56/5603258ad30d822a45441bee5a93989f.jpg" width="250" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Stern has been called the Martha Stewart of architecture, a comparison suggesting that he&rsquo;s selling a lifestyle rather than making art.</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/71901584/penndesign-student-wins-2013-ramsa-travel-fellowship PennDesign Student Wins 2013 RAMSA Travel Fellowship Alexander Walter 2013-04-24T18:20:00-04:00 >2013-04-25T21:10:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e5/e5iwri86og390xx9.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Jonathan Dessi-Olive, a Master's candidate at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, has recently been announced as recipient of the 2013 RAMSA Travel Fellowship. The $10,000 prize is awarded annually by the Partners of Robert A.M. Stern Architects for the purpose of travel and research.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/67656634/robert-a-m-stern-architects-announces-the-ramsa-travel-fellowship" target="_blank">Robert A. M. Stern Architects announces the RAMSA Travel Fellowship</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/71840398/the-la-times-christopher-hawthorne-reviews-the-fittingly-blunt-bush-presidential-library The LA Times' Christopher Hawthorne reviews the "fittingly blunt" Bush presidential library Archinect 2013-04-23T20:41:00-04:00 >2013-07-24T04:32:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5f/5fc0c08f7509a853289d85a76af0dbb2.jpg" width="514" height="353" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Stern's architecture is always steeped in strategic references to past landmarks; there is no doubt he knows how to send, and shape, an architectural message. And the message the front entrance to the Bush Library delivers is clear: This is a building meant to honor a particularly blunt and plain-spoken kind of political power.</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/71485649/robert-stern-refuses-to-sign-petition-for-pritzker-to-grant-joint-prize-to-denise-scott-brown Robert Stern refuses to sign petition for Pritzker to grant joint prize to Denise Scott Brown Archinect 2013-04-18T14:25:00-04:00 >2013-04-21T00:49:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wm/wmbsll4r5ittcje9.jpg" width="514" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Robert A. M. Stern, the dean of Yale&rsquo;s Architecture School, said he declined to sign the petition because he objected to its use of the word &ldquo;demand,&rdquo; but that he backed it in principle. &ldquo;It would be wonderful for the Pritzker committee to review the situation and to offer her the prize,&rdquo; Mr. Stern said. &ldquo;The nature of the collaboration was so intense on every level.&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/69781257/the-stern-designed-kohler-environmental-center-forces-students-to-work-with-their-zero-energy-building The Stern-designed Kohler Environmental Center forces students to work with their zero-energy building Archinect 2013-03-20T17:53:00-04:00 >2013-03-25T20:34:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xy/xy8drg621fj1ijbl.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The students were tapped in determining whether to invest in one or two clothes dryers. Would they use drying racks to eliminate the second dryer? Would they give up hair dryers? Would they wear sweaters in winter to permit an energy-saving thermostat setting of 67 degrees? &ldquo;We don&rsquo;t tell students that certain behaviors are unacceptable,&rdquo; said Joseph Scanio, one of the center&rsquo;s two live-in teachers. &ldquo;We discuss things. We make it easy to be intentional about the choices you make.&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/67656634/robert-a-m-stern-architects-announces-the-ramsa-travel-fellowship Robert A. M. Stern Architects announces the RAMSA Travel Fellowship Archinect 2013-02-15T17:04:00-05:00 >2013-04-24T18:24:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j1/j18awazcysxh7i0l.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The RAMSA Travel Fellowship is a $10,000 prize awarded yearly by Robert A. M. Stern Architects for the purpose of travel and research. More specifically, the RAMSA Travel Fellowship seeks to promote investigations on the perpetuation of tradition through invention - key to the firm&rsquo;s own work. The prize is intended to nurture emerging talent and is awarded every year to an individual who has proven insight and interest in the profession and its future, as well as the ability to carry forth in-depth research.</p> <p> <strong>Important Dates</strong><br> 03/25/2013&nbsp; Deadline for submission of proposal<br> 04/15/2013&nbsp; Announcement of award<br> 01/10/2014&nbsp; Deadline for submission of report</p> <p> <strong>Forms</strong><br><a href="http://www.ramsa.com/images/content/5/6/56591.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Call for Proposals</a><br><a href="http://www.ramsa.com/images/content/5/6/56604.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Registration Form</a><br><a href="http://www.ramsa.com/images/content/5/6/56565.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Authorization Form</a><br><a href="http://www.ramsa.com/images/content/5/6/56578.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Copyright Release</a><br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/71901584/penndesign-student-wins-2013-ramsa-travel-fellowship" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PennDesign Student Wins 2013 RAMSA Travel Fellowship</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/61508791/in-san-francisco-life-without-starchitects In San Francisco, Life Without ‘Starchitects’ Richard Meier & Partners 2012-11-16T13:35:00-05:00 >2012-11-21T13:17:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gi/gi8vj54nhv04502z.jpg" width="514" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Developers in San Francisco are loath to take architectural risks because the city&rsquo;s approval process for new development is long and rigorous, perhaps the most onerous in the country, architects say. It&rsquo;s hard to fault their caution when you consider how small San Francisco really is &mdash; 47 square miles (Manhattan alone is 23 square miles) &mdash; with much of the area consumed by neighborhoods zoned for single-family homes.</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/60108311/american-architects-explain-their-appeal-overseas American architects explain their appeal overseas Archinect 2012-10-26T15:18:00-04:00 >2012-10-27T20:51:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9c/9cb94ec7a41596a3bee03424fa68bddf.jpg" width="514" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Why do they come to us? Because of 15 Central Park West,&rdquo; Mr. Stern, 73, said earlier this month from his office on the West Side of Manhattan. The Chinese &ldquo;don&rsquo;t want to go home at night to their three-bedroom shelf on the 44th floor,&rdquo; he added. &ldquo;They want to live in a place. That&rsquo;s what we do: we&rsquo;re place-makers.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> &ldquo;You used to look out that window and somewhere you would see a crane,&rdquo; [Richard Meier] said a few days ago. &ldquo;You go around New York City today and you don&rsquo;t see that many cranes. It is just not happening at this moment.&rdquo;</p> <p> &ldquo;Obviously,&rdquo; he added, &ldquo;if the economy in this country stays the way it&rsquo;s been, we are happy to be working all over the world. I wish we had a project in New York City, but we don&rsquo;t.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/52394299/editor-s-picks-270 Editor's Picks #270 Nam Henderson 2012-06-25T00:49:00-04:00 >2012-06-27T18:04:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/so/so2z9g3ng7ne54tc.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>G&uuml;nther Domenig passed away on June 15, 2012. Wolf D Prix, design principal at Coop Himmelb(l)au, released the following statement "I insist that G&uuml;nther Domenig was one of the most important Austrian architects. Important in terms of being weighty. Meanwhile our own tammuz felt "his steinhous is an beautiful and seminal poem of architecture"</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/52075670/g-nther-domenig-1934-2012" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">G&uuml;nther Domenig passed away on June 15, 2012</a>.&nbsp;Wolf D Prix, design principal at Coop Himmelb(l)au, released the following statement "<em>I insist that G&uuml;nther Domenig was one of the most important Austrian architects. Important in terms of being weighty. In my opinion the former Z-Bank branch in the Favoritenstra&szlig;e in Vienna was one of his best buildings. Long before the convoluted computer architects started using parametric tools to give their lame design a boost, Domenig had not only designed the first threedimensional facade, but actually built it, too.</em>"&nbsp;</p> <p> Meanwhile our own&nbsp;<strong>tammuz</strong>&nbsp;felt "<em>his steinhous is an beautiful and seminal poem of&nbsp; architecture</em>"&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/5178330/dimitri-kim" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dimitri Kim</a> wrote "<em>Finally, an english speaking journal covered the late great Gunther's death. He's work was radical beyond he's time, beyond he's predecessors (Coop Himmelblau, Zaha hadid, EOM, and etc), and clearly beyond mainstream fabric of contemporary architecture.</em>"</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/52190113/the-30-minute-interview-robert-a-m-stern" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The NYT Commercial section published a 30-Minute int...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/52190113/the-30-minute-interview-robert-a-m-stern The 30-Minute Interview - Robert A.M. Stern Archinect 2012-06-21T14:19:00-04:00 >2012-06-24T22:59:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fo/fo8iccfzjrmmr9t6.jpg" width="330" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Well, if it&rsquo;s too traditional or uninspiring to them, there are others who find it traditional in an inspiring way &mdash; that one can go back to go forward and restate things that are there. I think that the obsession with the new-new thing is O.K. for computer apps. Architecture is about place and time in the long sense of the word.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The NYT's Vivian Marino talks to "starchitect" ("Stern" means "star" in German) and Yale Dean, Robert Stern.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/51258626/museum-of-american-revolution-design-unveiled Museum of American Revolution design unveiled Nam Henderson 2012-06-13T13:01:00-04:00 >2012-06-13T13:33:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zy/zy3vlkp8tlydj7ov.jpg" width="514" height="283" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;What we&rsquo;re going for is a building that fits in and reflects the general character of the historic district, that expresses the period of the American Revolution but in a fresh new way for the 21st century,&rdquo; Mr. Stern said.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The design for the $150 million building,&nbsp;proposed by Robert A. M. Stern, is expected to open in 2015. Originally, the&nbsp;museum&nbsp;was to be carved into a hillside in the Valley Forge National Historical Park, however after numerous changes and negotiations, the center reached an agreement with the Park Service to move the museum to its current location, the site of a former visitors&rsquo; center in Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia.</p>