Archinect - News 2015-08-28T09:05:05-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/129173440/santiago-calatrava-career-highlights-still-to-come Santiago Calatrava: Career highlights still to come Alexander Walter 2015-06-09T15:00:00-04:00 >2015-06-15T21:17:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/27/27dc37vxdg5jpexg.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This week Calatrava defended his projects. &ldquo;The reality is that throughout my career I&rsquo;ve tackled projects in Spain that I&rsquo;m proud of,&rdquo; he told Spanish daily El Mundo. [...] At 63 years old, Calatrava said he hoped the best of his career was still to come. &ldquo;Many of the architects I admire have given the best of themselves as they mature,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m hoping to do the same.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127639137/calatrava-i-have-been-treated-like-a-dog" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Calatrava: "I have been treated like a dog."</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108190179/legal-troubles-dog-famed-spanish-architect-santiago-calatrava" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Legal Troubles Dog Famed Spanish Architect Santiago Calatrava</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99827942/calatrava-wins-law-suit-against-spanish-political-party-for-slander" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Calatrava Wins Law Suit Against Spanish Political Party for Slander</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93062687/a-half-hearted-defense-of-calatrava" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A half-hearted defense of Calatrava</a><br>&nbsp;</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/125760110/a-look-at-boris-johnson-s-legacy-to-london A look at Boris Johnson’s legacy to London Alexander Walter 2015-04-20T18:49:00-04:00 >2015-04-28T21:02:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2e/2ebd5a70e4008970bdb2e4901210c2c9.jpg" width="300" height="180" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Boris Johnson&rsquo;s term as London mayor has produced a surprising mix of spectacular and workaday projects &ndash; along with some famous follies. But will he leave the city looking better than it did seven years ago?</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/122750119/michael-graves-has-died-at-the-age-of-80 Michael Graves has died at the age of 80 Justine Testado 2015-03-12T17:53:00-04:00 >2015-03-16T08:45:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d1/d1t5jxbs1o8l2u5w.jpg" width="514" height="523" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Michael Graves, the renowned architect and founder of Michael Graves Architecture &amp; Design (MGA&amp;D), died peacefully of natural causes in his home in Princeton, New Jersey on Thursday. He was 80 years old.</p><p>Born in Indianapolis on July 9, 1934, Michael Graves is regarded as bringing "post-modernism" to the masses. As a young architect, Graves worked for George Nelson who sparked his deep interest in American pop culture, which was conveyed throughout his work. Graves also collaborated with teaching colleague Peter Eisenman in numerous competitions and was also part of the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_York_Five" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Five</a>. Wherever Michael Graves' name was mentioned, plenty of attention -- good or not -- was sure to follow, and will continue to do so for years to come. For starters, the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/116056065/deans-list-david-mohney-of-the-kean-university-s-michael-graves-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kean University Michael Graves School of Architecture</a> is slated to open later this year.</p><p>His firm, Michael Graves Architecture &amp; Design, celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014. Reflecting Graves' wide range of design interests and focused ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112280112/mas-context-legacy-is-now-accepting-entries-until-december-1 MAS Context LEGACY is now accepting entries until December 1 Justine Testado 2014-10-27T19:39:00-04:00 >2014-10-29T19:46:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/is/isdkngzl3iwdhzcg.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>MAS Studio is back with their latest competition, MAS CONTEXT: LEGACY. The open competition explores how the most influential people, places, buildings, ideas, films, etc. have affected -- and continue to affect -- the way we experience the urban environment. And LEGACY not only looks to the past, it also theorizes what legacies may define the future.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Submissions can be in the form of critical essays, photo essays, analytical studies, data visualizations, visual explorations, films, or interviews.</p><p>So get started on those entries. The deadline to submit is Monday, December 1, 2014.</p><p><strong>Learn more important competition details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/mas_context_legacy_is_now_accepting_entries_until_december_1/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107559001/more-is-more-the-gaudy-genius-of-the-late-deborah-sussman More is more: the gaudy genius of the late Deborah Sussman Alexander Walter 2014-08-27T13:57:00-04:00 >2014-09-03T19:11:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/00/00a676160925a9eeb275afa7c4114184.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;More is more,&rdquo; was the motto of Deborah Sussman, the graphic designer behind this brilliant visual riot, who died last week at the age of 82. Trained in the office of Charles and Ray Eames, she took their love of colour and pattern to new heights, establishing a studio with her husband, Paul Prejza, that would tackle everything from shop fit-outs to city wayfinding, sprinkling her distinctive brand, like sugary confetti, from Philadelphia to Santa Monica.</p></em><br /><br /><p>One week ago: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107018227/deborah-sussman-designer-has-died-at-age-83" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deborah Sussman, designer, has died at age 83</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103655820/in-depth-louis-kahn-exhibition-opening-at-london-s-design-museum-on-july-9 In-depth Louis Kahn exhibition opening at London’s Design Museum on July 9 Justine Testado 2014-07-07T21:13:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T06:41:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lx/lxbekm7zlnfmhsam.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture" is a multi-themed exploration behind legendary architect Louis Kahn that will be showcased at the Design Museum in London starting Wednesday, July 9. Until Oct. 12, 2014, the exhibition will feature architectural models, original drawings, travel sketches, photographs, and films &ndash; including interviews with famous architects like Renzo Piano, Frank Gehry, Sou Fujimoto, and Peter Zumthor who each describe how Kahn has influenced his own work.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/te/teg4jgk1l0lw2pph.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ny/nyq7hxkiyeve966b.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m4/m4c4f3mt1q3oy9ia.jpg"></p><p>Learn more about the exhibition on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/in-depth_louis_kahn_exhibition_opening_at_londons_design_museum_on_july_9/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103632509/dead-man-building-is-louis-kahn-s-posthumous-new-york-project-his-best Dead man building: is Louis Kahn's posthumous New York project his best? Alexander Walter 2014-07-07T13:56:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T19:14:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/58/5819cb5a5188dc73ccb21725c374f0fe.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When the American architect Louis Kahn collapsed from a heart attack in the toilets of New York's Penn Station in 1974, he left behind a lot of loose ends. There were three children, by three different women [...]. There was his dwindling practice, which he left $500,000 in debt. And, tucked away in his sketchbooks, was a complete set of drawings for an unrealised project &ndash; one that would lie dormant in his archive for almost 40 years.</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/100054089/how-legacy-architecture-shapes-our-experience-of-place How Legacy Architecture Shapes Our Experience of Place Alexander Walter 2014-05-19T13:17:00-04:00 >2014-05-19T13:19:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ae/ae0c8b6c1941dbca78a73cfc257310ce.jpg" width="514" height="377" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I have been trying trying to understand what makes historic places special to so many of us. Part of it is that they are relatively rare in the United States, I guess. For several decades our newer everyday architecture &ndash; our subdivisions, strip malls, office buildings &ndash; has been simultaneously bland and deadening in its consistency. [...] But I also think there may be something deeper going on. We gravitate to older places because they ground us in space and time.</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/54937411/olympics-2012-what-happens-next Olympics 2012: What happens next? Archinect 2012-08-08T13:18:00-04:00 >2012-08-09T17:39:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6a/6a3dd66640c44c4593c14c8256e4d93a.jpg" width="514" height="382" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>London&rsquo;s surprising win that morning was attributed to its focus on urban regeneration and legacy: perhaps the first time an Olympic bid had specifically presented the Games as merely the warm up for a longer-term rejuvenation.</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>