Archinect - News 2016-02-05T19:39:55-05:00 "Too old to be hip but too young to be venerated" – say good-bye to the brutalist Fogarty building in downtown Providence Alexander Walter 2016-01-15T19:29:00-05:00 >2016-01-20T15:38:33-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The hotel plan by the Procaccianti Group Inc. [...] is being welcomed by construction-trades unions, city officials and surrounding business owners. But Ned Connors, an architect and historian of the Weybosset urban renewal project, says he will miss the Fogarty building. It&rsquo;s not ugly, he said, it&rsquo;s just &hellip; different. At about 50 years old, he said the Fogarty building is in the most dangerous time in a structure's life: when it&rsquo;s too old to be hip but too young to be venerated.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Sadly the architectural design of the proposed extended stay high-rise hotel that has been OKed by Providence City Council last December to replace the Fogarty building could not be any more generic and bland.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>What do you think, Archinectors? Do we have Providence locals here among our readers that can share their memories of the Fogarty's glory days?</p><p>Related stories on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brutalism's struggle to stay relevant: a few more buildings we lost in 2015</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orange County legislators fail to save Paul Rudolph's Government Center</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art college professor suggests makeover for brutalist Boston City Hall</a></li></ul> Get Lectured: RISD, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-03-10T13:28:00-04:00 >2015-03-10T13:58:07-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="899" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The next poster comes from the Rhode Island School of Design Department of Architecture and Department of Landscape Architecture.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em></em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Listed below are upcoming events only. All events take place in the Bayard Ewing Building, unless noted otherwise. Lectures take place in BEB 106 at 6:30 p.m.</p><p>LECTURES</p><p>Mar 16<br><strong>Mark West</strong> / CAST</p><p>Apr 6<br><strong>In&#771;aki Abalos + Renata Sentkiewicz</strong> / Abalos+Sentkiewicz arquitectos</p><p>Apr 9<br><strong>Richard Roark </strong>/ OLIN</p><p>Apr 24<br><strong>Bernard Tschumi</strong> / Bernard Tschumi Architects</p><p>Apr 28<br><strong>Thomas Woltz</strong> /&nbsp; Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects</p><p>Apr 30<br><strong>Lisa Iwamoto </strong>/ Iwamot...</p> Building Design from the Inside Out: RISD’s Interior Architecture department Sponsor 2014-11-25T13:06:00-05:00 >2014-11-25T13:14:57-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><strong>This post is brought to you by the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RISD Interior Architecture Department</a></strong><br>&nbsp;<p>At the intersection of architecture, conservation and design, RISD&rsquo;s Interior Architecture department takes an innovative approach to the reuse and transformation of existing buildings. Advanced design studios focused on adaptive reuse are central to both the undergraduate and graduate programs. And unlike the fields of interior design and decoration, interior architecture looks less at the application of surface materials than at understanding the design of buildings from the inside out.</p><p>In the studio, students use digital and manual means to research and recommend design alterations and renovations that give existing buildings new life. Studios focus on a wide range of approaches, from domestic to retail design to theater/production design to issues of preservation and conservation.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><em>Image: Heekyung Kim, Space for Water, MDes 2014</em></p><p>&ldquo;Students in our department are engaged in a rich and expansive discipline focusing...</p> Get Lectured: RISD, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-03-20T13:46:00-04:00 >2014-03-20T16:52:51-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="794" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</a></strong><br><br>Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Today's poster features the Spring '14 lecture series at the Rhode Island School of Design, School of Architecture.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</em></p><p>Listed below are upcoming lectures only. Events will take place from 6:30-8 pm at the Bayard Ewing Building, Room 106.</p><p><em>April 7</em><br><strong>Vikram Pakrash</strong></p><p><em>April 21</em><br><strong>SHoP Architects</strong></p><p><em>May 5</em><br><strong>Ana Alem&aacute;n + Axel Paredes</strong> / paredes+alem&aacute;n arquitectos</p><p>For more event details, click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Providence, RI Takes Grand Prize at Mayors Challenge Alexander Walter 2013-03-20T19:59:00-04:00 >2013-03-20T21:06:12-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="134" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Providence, Rhode Island was recently selected as America's most innovative city at the nationwide Mayors Challenge, taking home the $5M-Grand Prize for its idea "Providence Talks." The Mayors Challenge, hosted by Bloomberg Philanthropies, is a competition to inspire American cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life - and that ultimately can be shared with cities across the nation.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>