Archinect - News 2014-12-21T15:15:14-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/100228770/big-kilo-launch-big-cities-tableware-for-rosenthal-s-gropius-inspired-collection BIG + KILO launch "BIG Cities" tableware for Rosenthal's Gropius-inspired collection Justine Testado 2014-05-22T14:38:00-04:00 >2014-05-22T14:39:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u3/u3ont3lkru3b0pn4.jpg" width="514" height="326" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's all in the details with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a> + <a href="http://www.kilodesign.dk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KILO</a>'s newly launched "BIG Cities" tableware collection. The longtime Danish collaborators worked with major porcelain manufacturer <a href="http://www.rosenthal.de/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rosenthal</a> to craft the table set for the company's TAC collection. The collection was first developed in the 1960s and includes designs based on those of Walter Gropius and his historic Boston firm The Architects' Collaborative&nbsp;&mdash; or TAC.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r9/r9ah7xnbsrm6id00.jpg"></p><p>The pieces bring present-day appeal to any table setting with minimal, geometric forms that draws its style roots from Bauhaus. At first glance, the thin blue lines etched onto the white porcelain look like an abstract motif.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3y/3ytx2kniy7reh6xm.jpg"></p><p>But taking a closer look reveals the silhouettes of famous architectural landmarks like the Brandenburg Gate, the Eiffel Tower, or Big Ben as well as some recognizable city skylines like Sydney, Moscow, Tokyo, Istanbul, New York, and of course Copenhagen.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t2/t29dgxgqoab8840x.jpg"></p><p>Dinner and charger plates are available six different variants each, while all other pieces in the collection com...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/99881734/a-renaissance-for-bauhaus-as-germany-grapples-with-its-past A renaissance for Bauhaus as Germany grapples with its past Alexander Walter 2014-05-16T13:56:00-04:00 >2014-05-19T21:59:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/27/2712d012c58aa9e0ec60894a99112bdd.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The most striking Bauhaus designs, such as Marcel Breuer's tubular steel chair or the Wagenfeld table lamp, have been endlessly copied and mass produced. But the architecture of the design school has left a more complicated legacy in Germany. [...] reopens two of the art school's most significant houses on Friday, almost 70 years after they were bombed, the move is sure to reignite the old debate about what to do with historic buildings damaged during the second world war.</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/86931797/ann-beha-architects-selected-for-major-rehabilitation-of-gropius-designed-athens-chancery Ann Beha Architects selected for major rehabilitation of Gropius-designed Athens Chancery Justine Testado 2013-11-19T19:54:00-05:00 >2013-11-19T19:58:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/63/63ce3d6a5e2cdaab5245a42ed7356a27.jpg" width="514" height="414" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ann Beha Architects from Boston, MA was selected by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) for a major rehabilitation project of the U.S. Embassy in Athens, Greece. Walter Gropius and consulting architect Pericles A. Sakellarios designed the iconic embassy from 1959-1961. The building is also listed as a protected architectural landmark.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>Ann Beha Architects was given the task out of four shortlisted teams that included: DesignLab Architects, Inc. (Boston, MA); Machado Silvetti / Baker (Boston, MA); and Mark Cavagnero Associates (San Francisco, CA).</em></p> <p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/73244017/four-design-teams-shortlisted-for-major-rehabilitation-of-gropius-designed-athens-chancery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Four Design Teams Shortlisted for Major Rehabilitation of Gropius-Designed Athens Chancery</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/73244017/four-design-teams-shortlisted-for-major-rehabilitation-of-gropius-designed-athens-chancery Four Design Teams Shortlisted for Major Rehabilitation of Gropius-Designed Athens Chancery Alexander Walter 2013-05-15T19:26:00-04:00 >2013-11-19T19:55:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/re/relz5jgk7k683as6.jpg" width="514" height="414" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Four design firms have been shortlisted by the U.S. Department of State&rsquo;s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) for the major rehabilitation of the Athens Chancery project. The iconic modernist embassy building, designed by Walter Gropius with consulting architect Pericles A. Sakellarios, was constructed between 1959 and 1961 and is a protected architectural landmark.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The shortlisted firms are:</p> <ul><li> Ann Beha Architects, Boston, MA</li> <li> DesignLab Architects, Inc., Boston, MA</li> <li> Machado Silvetti / Baker, Boston, MA</li> <li> Mark Cavagnero Associates, San Francisco, CA</li> </ul><p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/86931797/ann-beha-architects-selected-for-major-rehabilitation-of-gropius-designed-athens-chancery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ann Beha Architects selected for major rehabilitation of Gropius-designed Athens Chancery</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/47067319/anne-griswold-tyng-pioneering-architect Anne Griswold Tyng, Pioneering Architect Archinect 2012-05-02T16:07:00-04:00 >2012-05-15T00:15:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0d/0deb216aa2f65f5da5f0fdcbd2212cec.jpg" width="514" height="767" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When Anne Griswold Tyng entered Radcliffe College in 1938, she had already found her calling: her faith was in architecture. &ldquo;I was intensely drawn to the combination of science and art, of the pragmatic and aesthetic, of rigorous facts and intuitive leaps,&rdquo; she wrote, looking back nearly 60 years later... In 1942, she enrolled in the first class to admit women at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where she studied with Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer...</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/11425966/unesco-status-for-walter-gropius-fagus-factory Unesco status for Walter Gropius' Fagus Factory Nam Henderson 2011-06-27T20:45:04-04:00 >2011-06-29T11:25:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a7/a7decctbb5546ufv.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With its strips of glass windows and clean geometric structures, the building paved the way for a modernist style which became the trademark of the Bauhaus. The factory still produces shoe lasts, the forms used to mould shoes, to this day.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Walter Gropius' Fagus Factory has long been considered a frontrunner of modernist architecture. Now, a century after it was designed, the building in the German state of Lower Saxony has been added to the prestigious list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.</p>