Archinect - News 2017-03-26T23:18:29-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149989454/christo-abandons-15-million-u-s-based-river-project-as-protest-against-landlord-trump Christo abandons $15 million U.S.-based river project as protest against "landlord" Trump Julia Ingalls 2017-01-31T12:46:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T00:38:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/to/toia3kpmoz7ycke1.jpg" width="620" height="401" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Christo's proposed silver-fabric-panel draped "Over the River" project has been in the making for about 25 years, after he started hunting for a natural host site in 1992 and then gradually garnered the neccessary official approvals and permits over the following decades for a 42-mile stretch along the Colorado River. However, the artist is abandoning the $15 million dollar project as a protest against President Trump, explaining that&nbsp;&ldquo;The federal government is our landlord.&nbsp;They own the land. And I can&rsquo;t do a project that benefits this landlord.&rdquo; Although it's doubtful that the official landlord would appreciate the nuance and splendor of Christo's work, the people of Colorado would have undoubtedly benefitted economically from tourists.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149988426/first-look-at-the-2017-international-garden-festival-landscape-installations First look at the 2017 International Garden Festival landscape installations Justine Testado 2017-01-24T18:24:00-05:00 >2017-02-05T21:29:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/40/40zow3ipupr4vrzm.jpg" width="650" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In response to the all-too-familiar &ldquo;nature-deficit disorder&rdquo; in society these days, participants in this year's competition had to create inventive &ldquo;Playsages&rdquo; that would inspire, if not remind, today's tech-savvy kids &mdash; and adults &mdash; to spend more time outdoors. Out of 162 proposals from 30 countries, six lucky designers had the winning schemes that will be exhibited during the 2017 International Garden Festival starting June 23.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse of the winning projects:</p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>LA CHRYSALIDE</strong> by landscape architects Gabriel Lacombe &amp; Virginie Roy-Mazoyer</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nl/nl41w9ydnvjaf6az.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>PAYSAGE EUPHONIQUE</strong> by MANI</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/61/615yzud3v6n9zvke.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>L'ESCALE</strong> by Collectif Escargo</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jt/jtf8dnlyhpwwgsp9.jpg"></p><p><strong>HAIKU </strong>by architects Francisco A. Garcia P&eacute;rez &amp; Alessandra Vignotto</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ht/ht618xzmycf478so.jpg"></p><p><strong>SOUNDCLOUD</strong> by Johanna Ballhaus, landscape architect &amp; Helen Wyss, architect</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/if/ifu1iqv6l1kfy05z.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>THE WOODSTOCK</strong>&nbsp;by Atelier Yok-Yok</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/40/40zow3ipupr4vrzm.jpg"></p><p>More details <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5429/six-winning-playsages-for-the-2017-international-garden-festival-in-reford-gardens" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962962/monumental-land-art-emerges-in-montana-s-new-tippet-rise-art-center Monumental land art emerges in Montana's new Tippet Rise Art Center Justine Testado 2016-08-12T13:36:00-04:00 >2016-08-12T15:02:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/db/db5itiwv5u94stzs.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"They have strong architectural properties: they create space, they provide shelter and shade, they change the thermal and acoustical properties of the surrounding context and thus they enable new activities and programs to take place. But also, they can live empty without looking like empty buildings...&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Land art installations stand majestically against the pristine Montana landscape at the&nbsp;<a href="http://tippetrise.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tippet Rise Art Center</a>, a working sheep ranch turned art destination that opened in June about an hour away from Billings and 2.5 hours north of Yellowstone.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/67675/ensamble-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ensamble Studio</a> principals Ant&oacute;n Garc&iacute;a-Abril and D&eacute;bora Mesa briefly talk about the collaborative design process behind the Center's masterplan and the landscape works they created.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940958/first-commemorative-statue-of-frederick-law-olmsted-to-be-unveiled-in-north-carolina" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First commemorative statue of Frederick Law Olmsted to be unveiled in North Carolina</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138428052/sanaa-s-meandering-river-community-center-opens-to-the-public" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA's meandering "River" community center opens to the public</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131795914/new-zealand-landscaper-shapes-church-out-of-trees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Zealand landscaper shapes church out of trees</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/138492312/wim-wenders-discusses-the-role-of-architecture-and-landscape-in-his-films Wim Wenders discusses the role of architecture and landscape in his films Julia Ingalls 2015-10-08T14:06:00-04:00 >2015-10-23T23:04:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wa/waieusmkd9x41zm6.jpg" width="650" height="415" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I slowly became more and more of a storyteller and less and less of a painter until I embraced film-making as the only profession that really included everything I liked. It was photography and architecture, music and writing and acting&mdash;everything I liked together into one package that was called &ldquo;film-making&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In an interview with The Economist, film director <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/39581395/wim-wenders-turns-his-hand-to-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wim Wenders</a> speaks about the relationship of landscape and architecture in his work, and how focusing on a scene absent of anyone often amplifies the stories of everyone.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q3/q356zde7z25r364q.jpg"></p><p>"I try to make places tell their stories about us," he says. Indeed: from "Paris, Texas" to "<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/110346994/material-witness-5-cultural-gerrymandering" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wings of Desire</a>" to "Pina," Wenders' filmmaking agilely pairs emotional and physical terrain.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cy/cywsvd8ic9v7p04v.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126493763/richard-serra-engages-with-the-qatari-desert-landscape-in-his-new-sculptural-piece Richard Serra engages with the Qatari desert landscape in his new sculptural piece Justine Testado 2015-04-30T18:51:00-04:00 >2015-05-04T22:19:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ft/ft7fg3kg1qh16xf6.jpg" width="650" height="237" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Richard Serra&rsquo;s new sculpture, 'East-West/West-East,' is a set of four standing steel plates rolled in Germany, shipped via Antwerp, and offloaded, trucked, and craned into place in the middle of the western Qatari desert...the steel is the same that he&rsquo;s used in his other pieces, and it will oxidize in the same way, albeit more quickly in the hot, salty conditions of the Brouq Nature Reserve. The plates will [ultimately] turn a dark amber&mdash;approximately the same color...as the Seagram Building.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a title="Richard Serra is the first artist to receive the President's Medal from the Architectural League of New York" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98562050/richard-serra-is-the-first-artist-to-receive-the-president-s-medal-from-the-architectural-league-of-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richard Serra is the first artist to receive the President's Medal from the Architectural League of New York</a></li><li><a title="&ldquo;Serra Gate&rdquo; salutes to Taksim Square protests in Istanbul, will tour city next year" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114437437/serra-gate-salutes-to-taksim-square-protests-in-istanbul-will-tour-city-next-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Serra Gate&rdquo; salutes to Taksim Square protests in Istanbul, will tour city next year</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/106942694/olafur-eliasson-turns-louisiana-moma-into-a-riverbed Olafur Eliasson turns Louisiana MoMA into a 'Riverbed' Alexander Walter 2014-08-19T14:04:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T10:18:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rt/rtsuuy4dsr6bm0tv.jpg" width="650" height="408" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Olafur Eliasson has tried something else. For his latest site-specific project, which opens on 20 August, the artist has transformed the entire south wing of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark into a convincing riverbed &ndash; a messy, stony accumulation of sedimentary rock and watery channels that threatens to silt up the white space of the gallery entirely. The result is an uncanny collision of manmade and natural views, and a Sublime reminder of the slow power of nature to erode [...].</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/52657942/bruce-munro-announces-largest-solar-powered-field-of-light-for-ayers-rock-australia-in-2013 Bruce Munro Announces Largest Solar-Powered Field of Light for Ayers Rock, Australia in 2013! MikeChino 2012-06-29T14:12:00-04:00 >2012-06-29T14:29:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ln/lnfdo8tf24rxnjpw.jpg" width="650" height="477" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After a series of acclaimed installations around the world, Munro will be bringing his Fields of Light back to the project&rsquo;s birthplace at Ayers Rock (Uluru) in the heart of the Australian red desert in 2013. The installation will be his largest to date, and it will be powered entirely by solar energy.</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>