Archinect - News 2014-04-19T03:25:06-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/64087589/editor-s-picks-295-happy-holidays Editor's Picks #295-Happy Holidays! Nam Henderson 2012-12-26T01:48:00-05:00 >2012-12-28T05:11:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z8/z872akxr7qkxwo3a.jpg" width="514" height="642" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Finally, Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce posted a quote of John Chase&rsquo;s Shopping for Architecture LA Forum Newsletter, from December 1989. citizen concluded "My old colleague John certainly knew how to turn a phrase. ..My opinion is that merely expanding the list of things to pick out or specify for a design --while certainly adding important variables-- still is not sufficient to get at the complexity of architecture".</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>News</strong><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><br> Donna Sink</a> spoke for architects and Wright-lovers everywhere when she commented "<strong>YAY</strong>" in response <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/63815621/david-wright-house-saved-preservation-success" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">to the news that the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy has facilitated the purchase of the David and Gladys Wright House in Phoenix, Arizona, through an LLC owned by an anonymous benefactor. The transaction closed on December 20 for an undisclosed price</a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pq/pqe5elkktjapxcgf.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The property will be transferred to an Arizona not-for-profit organization responsible for the restoration, maintenance and operation of the David Wright House.</p> <p> Talks with Kermit Baker the AIA&rsquo;s chief economist along with architects like Neil Denari and firms like Legat Architects, led Robbie Whelan to write <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/63708948/demand-for-architects-builds-momentum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Demand for Architects Builds Momentum-Billings for Design Jobs Rise for Fourth Straight Month, Reflecting Improving Housing Market and Institutional Demand</a>.</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/63739117/zaha-hadid-to-design-miami-tower" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Miami Herald reported that Zaha Hadid Architects will design a tower to be built on a site directly across from Museum Park</a>. The selection of Hadid wa...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/63815621/david-wright-house-saved-preservation-success David Wright House Saved - Preservation Success Archinect 2012-12-20T17:25:00-05:00 >2012-12-27T13:09:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w9/w9no8btriw9hapu1.jpg" width="514" height="358" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy has facilitated the purchase of the David and Gladys Wright House in Phoenix, Arizona, through an LLC owned by an anonymous benefactor. The transaction closed on December 20 for an undisclosed price. The property will be transferred to an Arizona not-for-profit organization responsible for the restoration, maintenance and operation of the David Wright House.</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/61326401/buyer-drops-bid-to-purchase-david-and-gladys-wright-house Buyer drops bid to purchase David and Gladys Wright House Archinect 2012-11-13T17:23:00-05:00 >2012-11-13T18:08:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y9/y90ps15dkv27q6yg.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;While the prospective buyer strongly supports efforts to preserve the David and Gladys Wright house, he has concluded that for personal and business reasons, this is not an opportunity he will pursue at this time. He has every confidence that a preservation minded buyer will be found, and that the house will be preserved," representatives of the prospective buyer told Joffe.</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/60856813/video-tour-of-the-david-gladys-wright-house Video tour of the David & Gladys Wright House Archinect 2012-11-06T18:22:00-05:00 >2012-11-08T17:10:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8d/8dfm65c117g5mqe4.jpg" width="514" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The David &amp; Gladys Wright house has recently sold and we were able to tour it in June of 2012 - Immediate Community support is needed to ensure the future of this very significant home.</p></em><br /><br /><p> As reported yesterday, a buyer was found to save this Frank Lloyd Wright house. Twitter user&nbsp;@jculpjr just pointed out to us this video walkthrough of the property.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/60837791/frank-lloyd-wright-s-david-house-sold-saved Frank Lloyd Wright's David House: Sold & Saved Archinect 2012-11-06T11:36:00-05:00 >2012-11-07T07:38:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zh/zhx5707afijn8vl9.jpg" width="514" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The current owners have reached an agreement to sell the early 1950s home to a buyer who wants to preserve and restore it, real-estate broker Robert Joffe said Wednesday. The property is being sold for the listing price of nearly $2.4 million to a buyer who wishes to remain anonymous</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/60104795/the-cost-of-living-in-a-landmark-status-frank-lloyd-wright-home The cost of living in a "landmark status" Frank Lloyd Wright home Archinect 2012-10-26T14:13:00-04:00 >2012-11-01T11:06:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n3/n3k4g1zadqfi37b1.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Its owners are hoping to sell the house before Nov. 7, when the City Council is scheduled to vote on giving it landmark status, which they oppose. Though they agree that the house ought to be saved &mdash; &ldquo;The property is gorgeous,&rdquo; Mr. Sells said in its master bedroom one morning &mdash; they say they must first safeguard their investment, as well as their livelihood. &ldquo;If it becomes a landmark,&rdquo; Mr. Sells said, &ldquo;we&rsquo;re out of business.&rdquo;</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/58885262/historic-frank-lloyd-wright-home-escapes-demolition Historic Frank Lloyd Wright home escapes demolition Archinect 2012-10-08T13:04:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T19:56:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ca/cac3689f4536f2f04ecc8e04c45477c9.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The developer says it had been issued a valid demolition permit; the city of Phoenix says whoever issued the permit made a mistake. A deal was signed on Monday between the developer and the city of Phoenix that delays demolition of the home for one month.</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/58505523/wright-masterwork-is-seen-in-a-new-light-a-fight-for-its-life Wright Masterwork Is Seen in a New Light: A Fight for Its Life anthony dong 2012-10-03T11:34:00-04:00 >2012-10-03T15:15:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sp/spr778ovjmffk09e.jpg" width="514" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s hard to say which is more startling. That a developer in Phoenix could threaten...to knock down a 1952 house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Or that the house has until now slipped under the radar, escaping the attention of most architectural historians...a spiral home for his son David.</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/55759175/save-the-david-and-gladys-wright-house Save the David and Gladys Wright House Archinect 2012-08-22T16:56:00-04:00 >2012-08-27T22:19:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yl/yl9xfku2elreknif.jpg" width="514" height="259" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A remarkable Frank Lloyd Wright house in Phoenix is under threat of demolition. Wright designed the house for his son David and it is unique among all his residential designs. Your support is needed to urge the City of Phoenix to approve historic preservation designation for the house thereby extending its temporary protection from demolition.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/55754224/sign-a-petition-help-save-a-masterpiece-thanks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Via Kevin W. in the Forum</a></p>