Archinect - News 2014-12-20T23:04:52-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/102190685/archinect-rounds-up-critical-reactions-to-koolhaas-biennale Archinect rounds up critical reactions to Koolhaas' biennale Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-19T11:42:00-04:00 >2014-06-24T18:12:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9v/9vgex3jicofo8lwt.jpg" width="514" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This year's Venice Biennale of Architecture, curated by Rem Koolhaas, officially opened on June 7, under the theme "Fundamentals". The deluge of criticism and reporting coming out of the Biennale will surely continue until it closes November 23, but so far reactions from the architectural journalism community seem pretty consistent. Critics seem at once relieved that the biennale is not given away to preening and doting upon architectural personalities, but instead focused on "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/66227111/rem-koolhaas-announces-fundamentals-to-be-2014-s-venice-biennale-theme" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture, not architects</a>", as per Koolhaas' design. The flip-side of this could be seen as replacing objects of starchitectural value with a too-safe generalism, imbued with the self-importance of Koolhaas' cult of personality. Responses seem largely concerned with interpreting the man at the same time as his Biennale, rather than investigating the interplay of national pavilions' personalities under a unifying theme. But we've got many months to go, and this is only the beginning.</p><p>But with the sheer mass o...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/69063772/gehry-designed-maggie-s-centre-in-hong-kong-opens-doors Gehry-designed Maggie's Centre in Hong Kong opens doors Archinect 2013-03-08T13:34:00-05:00 >2013-03-11T18:33:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f0bd9cabe6dc2edf91e11a672a9991d0.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The scheme is the charity&rsquo;s first purpose-built international centre and is Gehry&rsquo;s second building for the organisation, having also designed Maggie&rsquo;s Dundee in Scotland. The surrounding gardens were drawn up by landscape architect Lily Jencks - the daughter of the organisation&rsquo;s founders Maggie Keswick Jencks and Charles Jencks. Maggie&rsquo;s Hong Kong has been &lsquo;offering free support for anyone living with cancer including friends, family and carers&rsquo;.</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/44404580/60-seconds-with-lily-jencks 60 Seconds With Lily Jencks Archinect 2012-04-09T14:44:00-04:00 >2012-04-09T17:03:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/16/16ad94e56900f94768a9291630d7d8e2.jpg" width="262" height="394" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When she was Growing up in Scotland, Lily Jencks's parents would hold weekend seminars for their circle of academic friends. "At age 5, I had to define my generations' attitudes on topics such as 'feminist spirituality,'" said Ms. Jencks, who, at 31, runs two London-based landscape design firms: LJA + Land, which she founded in 2008, and JencksSquared, a new company through which she collaborates with her father, the architectural theorist and designer Charles Jencks.</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/18828779/eric-owen-moss-to-receive-2011-jencks-award Eric Owen Moss to receive 2011 Jencks Award Archinect 2011-08-31T17:24:00-04:00 >2012-10-03T18:45:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aw/aw04xm5b538udomv.jpg" width="514" height="603" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>American architect Eric Owen Moss will receive the 2011 Jencks Award, an annual accolade recognising major international contributions to the theory and practice of architecture. The award will be presented on December 6 at the RIBA where Moss will give a public lecture, chaired by Charles Jencks, after whom the award is named.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Moss started Eric Owen Moss Architects in 1973 in Los Angeles, USA and has since become involved in lectures, exhibitions, publishing and teaching around the world. His publications include Who Says What Architecture Is?, Eric Owen Moss: The Uncertainly of doing and Architecture + Design LA.</p> <p> Recent projects include two office towers and a multi-theatre performance centre in Los Angeles, a hotel and office complex in West Hollywood, a 120,000sq m mixed-use project in Kazakhstan, and a masterplan for an ecologically integrated city in La Paz, Bolivia.</p> <p> Previous recipients of the Jencks Award include Zaha Hadid, Foreign Office Architects, Peter Eisenman, Cecil Balmond, UNStudio, Wolf D. Prix &amp; Coop Himmelb(l)au, Charles Correa and Steven Holl.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/10837669/totally-cosmic-the-life-mounds-of-charles-jencks Totally cosmic: the Life Mounds of Charles Jencks Paul Petrunia 2011-06-22T17:10:33-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c1/c1fa4d2beda9bf9cb5144382e43091af.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Life Mounds are the first thing you see as you drive through the gates of Jupiter Artland, a sculpture park in the grounds of Bonnington House, outside Edinburgh. Newly completed, these eight man-made hills have been shaped by the distinguished US critic, polemicist and&nbsp;designer Charles Jencks. Beautiful&nbsp;things, they rise in stepped ramps sheathed in emerald green turf,&nbsp;clustered around swirling&nbsp;ponds.</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>