Archinect - News 2017-05-26T05:33:36-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150007186/amanda-levete-shares-the-songs-book-and-luxury-item-she-ll-need-while-stranded-on-a-deserted-island Amanda Levete shares the songs, book and luxury item she'll need while stranded on a deserted island Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-05-12T13:25:00-04:00 >2017-05-12T16:16:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ma/ma10ydrtorzhzx84.jpg" width="620" height="372" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Brought up in Richmond, the oldest of three children, she showed her independent spirit early on, and left school at 16. She discovered architecture while on a Foundation year at art school and was offered a place at the Architectural Association, even though her portfolio didn't feature a single drawing of a building.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Desert Island Discs is a long running radio program broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Each episode, a guest is asked to choose eight recordings, a book and a luxury item that they would want if they were stranded on a desert island. Amanda Levete, the Stirling Prize-winning British architect was a recent guest on the show. Catch up&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08j9h6g" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;to listen to the architect discuss what she would want to accompany her, the importance of civic spaces, what it was like winning the Stirling Prize and more.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960901/kanye-west-has-ambitions-to-design-for-ikea-run-for-president-in-2020 Kanye West has ambitions to design for Ikea; run for President in 2020 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-01T14:11:00-04:00 >2016-08-01T15:10:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lv/lvyy7unyub091v4f.jpg" width="650" height="753" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Famous rapper, fashion designer, husband of Kim Kardashian West and incorrigible enfant terrible Kanye West announced his desire to design for Ikea in a recent interview with Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1.</p><p>"I have to work with Ikea&mdash;make furniture for interior design, for architecture," he told Mac.&nbsp;"Yo Ikea, allow Kanye to create. Allow him to make this thing because you know what, I want a bed that he makes, I want a chair that he makes&mdash;I want more products from Ye."&nbsp;</p><p>West, who&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133660145/oana-stanescu-the-architect-behind-kanye-s-volcano-talks-to-ny-times-about-pushing-design-boundaries-via-pop-culture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">hired architects to design a volcano</a> and made a <a href="http://archinect.com/lian/update-gsd-african-american-student-union-and-dean-mohsen-comment-on-kanye-west-visit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">surprise visit to the GSD studios</a>, has previously expressed a desire to work with design and architecture professionals. With Mac, he spoke specifically of wanting to design&nbsp;"a minimalist apartment inside of a college dorm," which sounds downright wistful given his debut album was titled <em>The College Dropout</em>.</p><p>According to a report by the <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-36939619" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BBC</a>, Ikea has not commented on West's aims at partnership, but that earlier this year West had visited Ikea's HQ in &Auml;lmhult, Sweden, a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111972700/how-has-the-world-changed-since-you-were-born How has the world changed since you were born? Nicholas Korody 2014-10-23T20:54:00-04:00 >2014-10-29T19:51:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wf/wfr3jnt1fcpoov9a.jpg" width="637" height="449" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Find out how, since the date of your birth, your life has progressed; including how many times your heart has beaten, and how far you have travelled through space. Investigate how the world around you has changed since you've been alive; from the amount the sea has risen, and the tectonic plates have moved, to the number of earthquakes and volcanoes that have erupted. Grasp the impact we've had on the planet in your lifetime...</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/97199699/see-new-york-radically-transformed-in-the-building-tomorrow-exhibition-opening-april-4-in-nyc See New York radically transformed in the “Building Tomorrow” exhibition, opening April 4 in NYC Justine Testado 2014-04-03T20:04:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T23:26:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/10/10tl50f1unno39cq.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Already making weekend plans? If you're based in New York, maybe you ought to stop by the "Building Tomorrow" exhibition opening tomorrow April 4 until April 6 at 168 Bowery in NYC. Presented by BBC.com Future and Terreform ONE, the limited-time public exhibition invites New Yorkers to catch a glimpse of what their city could look like in the next few decades.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The exhibition will be on display at 168 Bowery (corner of Bowery and Kenmare) as follows:</p><ul><li>Friday, April 4 from 12pm-9pm</li><li>Saturday, April 5 from 12pm-9pm</li><li>Sunday, April 6 from 12pm-6pm&nbsp;&nbsp;</li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s7/s7ok0acwn0chihny.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b0/b0mjf41w77lmqdh6.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x8/x8moxdm4sm7fa8d0.jpg"></p><p>See more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/see_new_york_radically_transformed_in_the_building_tomorrow_exhibition_open/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/12307217/restoration-home-nostalgia-architecture-and-murder Restoration Home: nostalgia, architecture and murder Paul Petrunia 2011-07-05T12:35:39-04:00 >2011-07-05T12:36:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8d/8daae7bf7339ee187e077ff690ba758a.jpg" width="460" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Olly Grant talks to some of the people behind a new BBC Two series on turning crumbling buildings, laden with history, into sleek modern 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>