Archinect - News 2016-10-22T01:23:59-04:00 "Never Built New York" catalogues alternative visions of the City Nicholas Korody 2016-10-11T19:20:00-04:00 >2016-10-14T00:06:34-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="501" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In an alternate reality, a half-mile-diameter dome would enclose much of Manhattan. The dome would regulate the city&rsquo;s temperature and reduce energy consumption, according to the man behind the plan, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">R. Buckminster Fuller</a>. Titled &ldquo;Noah&rsquo;s Ark #2&rdquo;, the fantastical idea actually found a sponsor and the idea went through preliminary feasibility studies.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>This is just one of the 200 unbuilt projects for New York City included in <em>Never Built New York</em>, a new book published by Metropolis Books. Authored by Greg Goldin and Sam Lubell, the book is a follow-up to their popular edition <em>Never Built Los Angeles,</em> and documents unbuilt plans for towers, bridges, parks and airports from the outrageous to the banal.&nbsp;</p><p>An 1870 project by Rufus Henry Gilbert sounds a bit like Elon Musk&rsquo;s <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyperloop</a>: a series of elevated, pneumatic tubes would propel passengers across the city. Suspended in tall Gothic arches, the tubes would be powered by compressed air.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The Museum of Modern Art building in New York carries ...</p> Editor's Picks #454 Nam Henderson 2016-09-22T00:17:00-04:00 >2016-09-26T23:15:11-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Responding to Brexit, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eleanor Marshall</a>&nbsp;considered <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">five buildings designed by European architects working in the UK from 1973 until 2016</a>; the lifespan of the UK&rsquo;s membership of the European Union.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"<em>If in the next few years major change hinders the eclecticism that the UK currently has we may be left with the tedious offspring of New London Vernacular and not much else.</em>"</p><p>Plus,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;looked at the example set by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">7 famous architectural dropouts and autodidacts</a>.&nbsp;<strong>Olaf Design Ninja_ </strong>&nbsp;quipped "<em>pales in comparison to the Harvard drop-out list</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>For those confused about the Guggenheim Helsinki <strong>discoverfinland</strong> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">clarified</a> -</p><p>"<em>The whole project has been rejected twice. Helsinki locals are vocally opposed to it, about 60/40, local govt is opposed to it, and now it has been completely ruled out at a national level. Unfortunately, some of those who are in favour are also journalists, which leads to the international community thinking this is an actual issue. It isn't. In 2017 the reserve t...</em></p> Show and Tell: MoMA's chief curator of architecture and design, Martino Stierli, on One-to-One #38 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-09-19T17:04:00-04:00 >2016-09-22T22:56:55-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Martino Stierli took over as MoMA's chief curator of architecture and design in 2015, when the museum was already undergoing major changes. Diller Scofidio + Renfro's redesign was underway, and the architecture and design galleries faced something of an uncertain future in the expanded museum layout. On the podcast, Stierli dispels the rumors that the galleries would be closed permanently, and discusses MoMA's strategies for exhibiting architecture, as well as his plans to diversify the museum's collection.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One</a>&nbsp;#38 with&nbsp;<strong>Martino Stierli</strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen&nbsp;and subscribe to the new&nbsp;"Archinect Sessions One-to-One" podcast</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p> MoMA makes all its museum exhibition archives available online Orhan Ayyüce 2016-09-18T17:24:00-04:00 >2016-09-19T05:48:09-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="519" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Exhibitions from our founding in 1929 to the present are available online. These pages are updated continually.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Go ahead and dig in! All there, including architecture. Now, that's a museum service.</p> Watch YAP-winners Escobedo Solíz Studio build 'Weaving the Courtyard' at MoMA PS1 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-10T17:12:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T01:21:51-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Escobedo Sol&iacute;z Studio's winning&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Weaving the Courtyard"</a>&nbsp;proposal for the Young Architects Program, a "suspended canopy of colorful ropes", will be on display at MoMA's PS1 as part of the "Warm Up" summer series,&nbsp;running through August.</p><p>Watch&nbsp;Lazbent Escobedo and Andr&eacute;s Soliz Paz discuss the process behind designing and constructing their winning proposal:</p><p></p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="What's the Big Deal&#8253; &ndash; Assemble, Serpentine and YAP winners, and BIG controversy on Archinect Sessions #52, with special guest co-host Will Galloway" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What's the Big Deal&#8253; &ndash; Assemble, Serpentine and YAP winners, and BIG controversy on Archinect Sessions #52, with special guest co-host Will Galloway</a></li><li><a title="Escobedo Sol&iacute;z Studio is the winner of MoMA PS1's 2016 Young Architects Program" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Escobedo Sol&iacute;z Studio is the winner of MoMA PS1's 2016 Young Architects Program</a></li><li><a title='A visit to "ALL THAT IS SOLID", winner of the Young Architects Program at the Istanbul Modern' href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A visit to "ALL THAT IS SOLID", winner of the Young Architects Program at the Istanbul Modern</a></li><li><a title="What happens to the MoMA PS1 Young Architecture Program pavilions after Warm Up is Over?" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What happens to the MoMA PS1 Young Architecture Program pavilions after Warm Up is Over?</a></li><li><a title="Archinect Sessions Episode #18: Moonwalking Or (The Expected Virtue of Social Architecture) with Andr&eacute;s Jaque, winner of MoMA PS1's YAP" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions Episode #18: Moonwalking Or (The Expected Virtue of Social Architecture) with Andr&eacute;s Jaque, winner of MoMA PS1's YAP</a></li></ul> MoMA to celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th birthday with massive exhibition Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-08T19:28:00-04:00 >2016-06-09T10:47:20-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Titled &ldquo;Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive&rdquo; and billed by the museum as a &ldquo;major retrospective,&rdquo; the show will display about 450 works from the 1890s through the 1950s. [...] Many of the objects are drawn from the Frank Lloyd Wright Archive ... Key themes will include Wright&rsquo;s involvement in global networks of architects, his preoccupation with decoration and his capacity for constructing his public image &mdash; a precursor of the &ldquo;starchitect&rdquo; age.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related news on the genius curmudgeon:</p><ul><li><a title="Watch (an animated) Frank Lloyd Wright talk about arrogance in this new short" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Watch (an animated) Frank Lloyd Wright talk about arrogance in this new short</a></li><li><a title="Frank Lloyd Wright's Sturges House is for sale, for the first time in nearly 50 years" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright's Sturges House is for sale, for the first time in nearly 50 years</a></li><li><a title="Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture reaches fundraising goal of $2M, working towards independence from foundation" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture reaches fundraising goal of $2M, working towards independence from foundation</a></li><li><a title="Frank Lloyd Wright's &quot;Unity Temple&quot; getting a $23M restoration" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright's "Unity Temple" getting a $23M restoration</a></li><li><a title="10 Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings Nominated to UNESCO World Heritage List" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">10 Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings Nominated to UNESCO World Heritage List</a></li></ul> New MoMA exhibition explores the architecture of displacement Alexander Walter 2016-05-06T18:11:00-04:00 >2016-05-11T05:47:52-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The architecture of forced displacement is the subject of &ldquo;Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter,&rdquo; a forthcoming exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art. The exhibit will assemble work by architects, designers, and artists responding to the global refugee crisis. Curated by Sean Anderson, MoMA&rsquo;s associate curator for architecture and design, with curatorial assistant Ari&egrave;le Dionne-Krosnick, &ldquo;Insecurities&rdquo; will include works of design built to help alleviate suffering inside refugee camps.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; Interior of a Better Shelter prototype in Kawergosk Refugee Camp, Erbil, Iraq. (Image: Better Shelter, 2015)</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ai Weiwei documents life in Greek refugee camp on social media</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Nobody thinks about the safety of these women": the harrowing experiences of female refugees</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tensions build at Athen's port of Piraeus, the first stop for many refugees seeking asylum in Europe</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UN Refugee Agency Commissions 10k Ikea-designed Better Shelters</a></li></ul> Bêka & Lemoine's cinematic canon acquired by MoMA Julia Ingalls 2016-04-20T14:08:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T23:02:49-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="217" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The way a building is envisioned to interact with people versus the way it actually does can be dramatically different, which is why the 16 films of Ila B&ecirc;ka&nbsp;and Louise Lemoine are both aesthetically stunning and humanistically delightful. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA</a> has acquired the pair's entire collection of work, from their first film, "Koolhaas Houselife" to their latest, ""The &infin; happiness."&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Beka &amp; Lemoine has filmed the work of a variety of well-known architects, from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a> to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry</a> to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renzo Piano</a>. Here a few stills from "Living Architectures" and "Spiriti":</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>And here's the trailer for "The&nbsp;&infin; happiness":</p> Escobedo Solíz Studio is the winner of MoMA PS1's 2016 Young Architects Program Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-01T15:27:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T00:04:24-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Mexico-city based firm Escobedo Sol&iacute;z Studio, founded in 2011 by Lazbent Pavel Escobedo and Andres Sol&iacute;z, has been announced as the winner of MoMA and MoMA PS1&rsquo;s <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Young Architects Program</a>&nbsp;(YAP).</p><p>The annual competition (now in its 17th year) is aimed at emerging architectural talent, giving young designers the chance to exhibit in an interactive, urban setting during the PS1&rsquo;s summer programming. As stipulated within the competition, the winner's design must provide shade, seating and water, and &ldquo;address environmental issues, including sustainability and recycling.&rdquo; Prior winners have included <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andr&eacute;s Jaque</a>&nbsp;(2015), <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Living</a>&nbsp;(2014), <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CODA</a>&nbsp;(2013), <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MOS</a> (2009), and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WORKac</a> (2008), among others.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Escobedo Sol&iacute;z Studio&rsquo;s winning proposal, &ldquo;Weaving the Courtyard,&rdquo; will install &ldquo;platforms of soil and water&rdquo; and &ldquo;a reflective wading pool&rdquo; in PS1&rsquo;s courtyard, all underneath a colorful woven canopy. The installation will debut as the setting for Warm Up, PS1's summer music series, beginning in e...</p> "How the Sausage Is Made" – All the recent news that's fit to podcast, on Archinect Sessions #50 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-01-28T18:44:00-05:00 >2016-01-29T13:09:55-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For our 50th (!!!) episode, we discuss the biggest news items from the last week &ndash; everything from the latest BIG and DS+R shake-ups to a surprisingly controversial Seattle homeless shelter &ndash; and it's been a doozy. We take a look at:</p><p>The&nbsp;"sphincter from which digital art issues" (according to one Archinect commenter), aka&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DS+R's new Berkeley Art Museum</a>;&nbsp;the controversy surrounding <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG's latest client</a> (referred to here as the Washington "Pigskins"); recent&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">discussions of diversity</a> issues that have arisen on the site; the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">25-year old</a> who won a big World War I memorial design contest; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA's updated expansion</a> plans; Architecture for Humanity's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">potential second life</a>; and more.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 50 of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "How the Sausage Is Made":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite...</li></ul> DS+R-led MoMA redesign scaled back, more details released Nicholas Korody 2016-01-27T13:02:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T06:33:10-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gone is the &ldquo;Art Bay,&rdquo; with a glass garage-like door that would have allowed visitors to enter galleries straight from the street. Gone, too, is the fourth-floor &ldquo;Gray Box,&rdquo; with acoustic absorption panels through which passers-by could have peered up at performance art in progress. And there will be no new public entrance to the sculpture garden on 54th Street. The Museum of Modern Art has eliminated these polarizing elements of its sweeping redesign, museum officials said on Tuesday...</p></em><br /><br /><p>MoMA officials also released more information on the construction, slated to begin in February with total costs estimated between $390 million and $400 million.</p><p>The Diller, Scofidio + Renfro-led renovation is the second major redesign for the influential museum in recent memory. Just over ten years ago, Yoshio Taniguchi completed a major, $858 million overhaul of the facilities.</p><p>According to&nbsp;<em>the Times,&nbsp;</em>the renovation will be divided into three stages: changes to the museum's easternmost site, then renovations to the Taniguchi-designed space, and finally new construction on the former site of the American Folk Art Museum, which was <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">controversially demolished in 2014</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The eastern building is set to be opened up to improve flow to the main lobby, which will be significantly expanded with the bookstore and gift shop moved underground. Galleries on the third floor will be opened up forming two much larger spaces &ndash; one 5,000 sq. ft. and the other 10,000. New spaces won't have permanent walls...</p> Exclusive: Graham Foundation announces winners of 2015 Grants to Organizations Julia Ingalls 2015-08-11T09:01:00-04:00 >2015-08-12T22:59:58-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="508" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From Kiev to Los Angeles, from mind-bending artist&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dan Graham</a> to stately architect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kevin Roche</a>, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Graham Foundation</a> has announced the 49 international winners of its 2015 Grants to Organizations. Each year, the Foundation gives out two sets of grants: one for individuals including architects, writers, and artists, and one specifically for organizations, such as museums, universities, publishers, and trusts. The grant categories include film, exhibitions, public programs, and publications. This year, $496,500 was awarded to 49 winners from a competitive pool of 200 entries featuring both emerging and established organizations.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>In keeping with the Graham Foundation's mission to foster innovative explorations of architecture and art, the winning projects encompass a variety of perceptual and investigative terrain, from the MoMA's exploratory exhibition on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toyo Ito</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA</a> and other Japanese architectural firms, to the creation of several new projects for this fall's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architectur...</a></p> Pedro Gadanho leaves MoMA to become first artistic director of Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-06T19:08:00-04:00 >2015-07-11T21:09:59-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The new Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) in Lisbon recently selected architect and writer Pedro Gadanho as its first Artistic Director. Gadanho is leaving his post as a curator&nbsp;in MoMA's Department of Architecture and Design, which he's held since 2012 &ndash; a relatively quick departure for such a high-status role. He will&nbsp;start at MAAT in October of this year, working to define the museum's cultural program, which aims to be <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"an exciting contemporary programme at the intersection of art, architecture and technology."</a></p><p>At MoMA, Gadanho worked alongside Senior Curators&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Martino Stierli</a>&nbsp;(current) and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barry Bergdoll</a> (former) as MoMA put out exhibitions like <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tactical Urbanisms</a>. He is already a respected entity in Portugal, having curated the Portugal Pavilion for the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2004 Venice Biennale</a>, as well as numerous other local exhibitions. He holds an architecture degree and a PhD in Architecture and Mass Media from the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto</a> (FAUP), as we...</p> Jean Nouvel's super-tall 53W53 MoMA tower is "still an art" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-05-18T13:19:00-04:00 >2015-05-26T19:12:44-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Nouvel&rsquo;s aspirations for 53W53, scheduled for completion in fall 2018, sound almost modest: &ldquo;It&rsquo;s going to try to hold its place, [...] It&rsquo;s going to try to be good enough for New York &hellip; it&rsquo;s going to try to make its own small contribution, and it&rsquo;s done in a way that ensures this contribution is readable, understandable, and it&rsquo;s maybe a bit more precious than others. And it&rsquo;s a little linked to this notion &ndash; a fairly disputed notion these days &ndash; that architecture is still an art, sometimes.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The New York Times reviews MoMA exhibit, Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980 Joachim Perez 2015-05-01T11:12:00-04:00 >2015-05-04T14:52:27-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The exhibition recalls an earlier era when architects there believed that social challenges should be tackled by design, that humane societies deserved beautiful new forms, and progressive development put faith in art, nature and the resilience of ordinary people.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Michael Kimmelman of The New York Times wrote a review on the recent MoMA exhibit,<em>&nbsp;&lsquo;Latin America in Construction: Architecture&nbsp;1955-1980&rsquo;</em>. The exhibit highlights the work of Oscar Niemeyer, Lina Bo Bardi,&nbsp;Eladio Dieste, Rogelio Salmona and others who helped define Latin American modern architecture. &nbsp;On display are photographs, videos, drawings, blueprints and models. &nbsp;Some models shown in Kimmelman's article feature the work of University of Miami students who collaborated with MoMA on this exhibit.</p> Dear Museums: Stop Making Nonsense Orhan Ayyüce 2015-04-18T16:42:00-04:00 >2016-08-14T23:10:10-04:00 <em><p>In one sense, spectacle shows represent acute risk aversion on the part of museums. It's cousin to the disease that has sacked Hollywood, where only remakes and sequels promise the margins that justify a global blockbuster production&mdash;so only remakes and sequels get greenlighted.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>A comment in facebook from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vasif Kortun</a> acutely puts the question in words.</p><p>"A question rises now in Indiana: Can a pizzeria (or pharmacy, or pediatrics practice) discriminate against LGBTQ families (or seniors, or children) because the business as an entity feels it has a religious obligation to do so? Museums might have a say&nbsp;in this argument, pressing at the boundaries of the public sphere with provocative art or exploring its depths with nuanced installations. The same goes for the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#BlackLivesMatter</a>&nbsp;demonstrations, which push on the pillars of American civic identity. Museums avoided them. (What's on view at the Indianapolis Museum of Art? "Dream Cars" opens May 3. Thank goodness for Indy MOCA.)"</p> Editor's Picks #408 Nam Henderson 2015-03-16T11:50:00-04:00 >2015-03-16T18:43:36-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;profiled the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles Nomadic Division</a> (LAND).&nbsp;<strong>jla-x</strong>&nbsp;was excited as has "<em>been looking for a way to get involved with something like this</em>".&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;- The world lost visionary Frei Otto and his death moved up the announcement of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">his winning the 2015 Pritzker Prize</a>.&nbsp;Plus,&nbsp;the renowned <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Graves died</a> and his firm promised to "<em>continue to honor Michael&rsquo;s humanistic design philosophy</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>While&nbsp;<strong>EKE</strong> thought Otto was "<em>a spectacular choice. &nbsp;Bravo.</em>",&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eric Chavkin</a>&nbsp;noted "<em>Frei Otto's work inspired Glen Small's BIOMORPHIC BIOSPHERE and much of early SCI_Arc student work</em>".&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RJ Magoon</a>&nbsp;also opined "<em>No matter your opinion on the man or his work, it's hard to deny Graves' enormous influence on the practice and education in the last quarter of the Twentieth Century</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ayesha Ghosh</a>&nbsp;reported in from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the first of the Architectural League of New York 2015 </a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Emerging Voices</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> lecture series</a>, with firms <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aranda\Lasch</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MANUEL CERVANTES CESPEDES / CC ARQUITECTOS</a>. There Aranda claimed "<em>we like th...</em></p> YAP 2015 winner Andrés Jaque/Office to install "Cosmo" at MoMA PS1 this summer Justine Testado 2015-02-05T19:06:00-05:00 >2015-02-05T19:13:31-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="438" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>MoMA PS1 announced today that "COSMO" by Andr&eacute;s Jaque/Office for Political Innovation is the winner of the 2015 Young Architects Program competition. Every year, the YAP winning design is realized into a temporary outdoor installation placed in the outdoor courtyard of MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, New York during the annual Warm Up summer music festivities in late June. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YAP</a> proposals have to provide seating, shade, and water, and also follow guidelines that address environmental issues and sustainability.</p><p>Made of customized irrigation components, COSMO is described as a moveable party artifact that is also biochemically engineered to filter and purify 3,000 gallons of water in a period of four days. The structure will continuously eliminate suspended particles and nitrates, balance pH levels, and increase the level of dissolved oxygen. As a result, the same body of water will become more purified with each cycle.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Similar to&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">last year's winning installation "Hy-Fi"</a>, COSMO is more than...</p> Architecture Won’t Save the World: “Tactical Urbanisms” at MoMA (...or will it?) Alexander Walter 2014-11-26T14:18:00-05:00 >2014-11-29T14:00:30-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities&rdquo; is, at least nominally, about urbanism and architecture. [...] The problems, not the solutions, presented in &ldquo;Uneven Growth&rdquo; are very real. Before Gadanho and his teams of architects, planners, and researchers can suggest productive solutions, they would do well to acknowledge that their fellow practitioners hold responsibility for the very state of urban affairs they seek to remedy.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA's &ldquo;Uneven Growth&rdquo; case studies conclude with exhibition this month</a></p> MoMA PS1 YAP 2015 finalists are announced Justine Testado 2014-11-13T13:55:00-05:00 >2014-11-19T20:02:34-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Five finalists have been selected for the MoMA PS1 2015 Young Architects Program. The popular yearly program shines the spotlight on emerging architects and invites them to develop an innovative, temporary outdoor urban installation for the MoMA PS1 courtyard in Long Island City, New York for summer 2015.</p></em><br /><br /><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andres Jaque / Office for Political Innovation</a>, Madrid/New York</li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">brillhart architecture</a>, Miami</li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Erin Besler</a>, Los Angeles</li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Bittertang Farm</a>, New York</li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Benjamin Dillenburger</a>, Toront</li></ul><p>Finalists will now begin to work on their proposals. Their designs must provide seating, shade, and water, and also follow guidelines that address environmental issues and sustainability. Only one project will be the winner.</p><p>Head over to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> for more.</p><p>Related:<br><a title="YAP winner The Living selected to re-design MoMA PS1's courtyard this summer" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YAP winner The Living selected to re-design MoMA PS1's courtyard this summer</a><br><a title="Finalists for MoMA PS1 2014 Young Architects Program" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Finalists for MoMA PS1 2014 Young Architects Program</a><br><a title="The Living and Surfacedesign Inc. give first lecture in 2014's Emerging Voices series" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Living and Surfacedesign Inc. give first lecture in 2014's Emerging Voices series</a><br>&nbsp;</p> MoMA's “Uneven Growth” case studies conclude with exhibition this month Justine Testado 2014-11-13T13:03:00-05:00 >2016-02-29T14:59:47-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>MoMA began its "Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities" initiative last year aiming to advance international discussion on disproportionate urban development and its potential consequences. To address this issue, six interdisciplinary teams spent 14 months in workshops designing proposals that investigate new architectural possibilities for six metropolises. Each case study will be exhibited to the public at MoMA starting on November 22.</p></em><br /><br /><p>But the discussion doesn't end there. MoMA also created a user-generated <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tumblr</a> that collects examples of emerging modes of tactical urbanism taking place in the six cities.</p><p>Here's a glimpse:</p><p><strong>LAGOS</strong><br>By NL&Eacute; (Lagos, Nigeria and Amsterdam, Netherlands)<br>Zoohaus/Inteligencias Colectivas (Madrid, Spain)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>HONG KONG</strong><br>By MAP Office (Hong Kong, China)<br>Network Architecture Lab (Columbia University, New York, U.S.)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>ISTANBUL</strong><br>By Superpool (Istanbul, Turkey)<br>Atelier d&rsquo;Architecture Autog&eacute;r&eacute;e (Paris, France)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>MUMBAI</strong><br>By URBZ: user-generated cities (Mumbai, India)<br>Ensamble Studio/MIT-POPlab (Madrid, Spain and Cambridge, U.S.)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>RIO DE JANEIRO</strong><br>By RUA Arquitetos (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)<br>MAS Urban Design at ETH (Zurich, Switzerland)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>NEW YORK</strong><br>By SITU Studio (New York, U.S.)<br>Cohabitation Strategies (CohStra) (Rotterdam, Netherlands AND New York, U.S.)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>For further details and images from each case study, head over to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Construction on Jean Nouvel’s MoMA Tower will Finally Move Forward Diane Pham 2014-09-18T18:16:00-04:00 >2014-09-24T19:24:34-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hot off the purchase of $85 million in air rights, and with a new construction loan of $860 million in tow, developer Hines is back on track to bring the Jean Nouvel-designed MoMA residential tower to fruition. Hines just closed on two deals to buy more than 240,000 square feet of development rights from MoMA and the St. Thomas Episcopal Church for $85.3 million.</p></em><br /><br /><p>After being stalled for seven years, construction on Jean Nouvel's MoMA tower will begin this year. The tower has shrunk about 200 feet since it was first unveiled, but the design remains wholly the same. Funding and the acquisition of new air rights are what's brining the project, more than a decade in the making, to fruition.</p> Revisiting the American Folk Art Museum controversy, through comics Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-14T13:01:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T20:30:48-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="493" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Artist and animator Sam Grinberg revisits the fight over the future of the American Folk Art Museum.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Martino Stierli Named New MoMA Architecture and Design Curator Alexander Walter 2014-07-15T12:57:00-04:00 >2014-07-15T13:31:30-04:00 <img src="" width="190" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Martino Stierli, a Swiss art history professor, has been appointed chief curator of architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art, Glenn D. Lowry, the museum&rsquo;s director announced Tuesday. Mr. Stierli, who will start next March, succeeds Barry Bergdoll, who stepped down last year to teach art history at Columbia University and remains a part-time curator at MoMA.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Kengo Kuma, Herzog & de Meuron, Álvaro Siza in MoMA’s “Conceptions of Space”, opening July 4 Justine Testado 2014-07-03T17:13:00-04:00 >2014-07-08T17:42:04-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="429" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you're on the hunt for some Fourth of July plans, the Museum of Modern Art in New York will celebrate the opening of its "Conceptions of Space: Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Architecture" exhibition tomorrow. Featuring recently acquired projects from international and emerging architects and artists, the exhibition highlights the evolving role of space through the context of architecture as an art form, and how it serves as a response to broader cultural issues.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Find out more on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> The Folly of Saving What You Kill Alexander Walter 2014-04-24T13:12:00-04:00 >2014-04-28T19:48:44-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="473" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] MoMA has said it would detach and preserve the facade&rsquo;s 63 textured copper-bronze panels. One might suppose that salvage is preferable to annihilation, but before we get too comfortable with such piecemeal preservation, it is worth noting that the panel-by-panel disassembly and storage of an architectural treasure&rsquo;s metal facade has been tried before in New York City, with comically disastrous results. Who around here remembers the Laing Stores?</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As demolition of Folk Art Museum begins, Archinect reflects on historical implications</a></p> As demolition of Folk Art Museum begins, Archinect reflects on historical implications Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-16T13:15:00-04:00 >2014-05-09T11:33:41-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The axe is set to fall on the American Folk Art Museum -- after months of controversy and protest, MoMA initiated its expansion and began <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">preparing the FAM for demolition</a>&nbsp;this past Monday. As per prior concessions by MoMA,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the museum's distinctive fa&ccedil;ade will be preserved</a>, but it's unlikely to abate the sour feelings of those who oppose both the loss of the FAM, and Diller Scofidio + Renfro's expansion designs.</p><p>When <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA first announced it would raze the FAM</a> in April of 2013, the news resonated not only as a blow to preservationism and sustainability, but as an issue of architectural ethics and institutional monopolies. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#folkmoma</a> became a rallying post for protest and alternative proposals, and the widespread news coverage brought architectural drama to the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">front page</a>.</p><p>But pro-con feuding aside, the Folk/MoMA issue implicates difficult questions of architecture's responsibilities -- to preservation, sustainability, other architects, and the public&rsquo;s opinion. Architects and Archinect c...</p> Coming Soon to MoMA, Lots of Knocking Next Door Archinect 2014-04-14T15:28:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T22:08:39-04:00 <img src="" width="600" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Museum of Modern Art&rsquo;s controversial decision to demolish a neighbor, the former American Folk Art Museum, is about to become reality. On Monday, scaffolding and protective netting will begin to go up around the folk art building, at 45 West 53rd Street, the museum confirmed on Friday. [...] The building&rsquo;s facade will be removed first, panel by panel, and taken to storage. Its future remains uncertain. Demolition is expected to continue through the summer.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> MoMA will preserve Folk Art Museum's facade Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-12T14:32:00-05:00 >2014-02-13T13:09:39-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Contrary to what you may have read lately, the Museum of Modern Art is intent on carefully preserving the former American Folk Art Museum next door. At least, the part of it that is most recognizable to the public: an 82-foot-high sculptural ensemble of 63 panels, cast in a gorgeous copper-bronze alloy [...] &ldquo;We will take the facade down, piece by piece, and we will store it,&rdquo; Glenn D. Lowry, the director of the Museum of Modern Art, said in an interview last week.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> WATCH: Diller, Lowry, critics, writers and more discuss MoMA's expansion plans Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-04T18:31:00-05:00 >2014-02-06T08:57:07-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="982" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As reported last week by Archinectors Ayesha Ghosh and Alex Stewart, a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">discussion regarding MoMA's expansion plan</a> and the intended demolition of the American Folk Art Museum took place at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, an appropriate venue for a conversation rife with implications for the ethics of preservation, real estate development and the architectural profession. The aim was to create an opportunity for public discussion of what has been criticized as a unilateral move by MoMA, and investigate the supposed necessity of the Folk Museum's demolition.</p><p>The conversation was presented by The Architectural League, in partnership with the Municipal Art Society and the AIA, New York Chapter. Watch the entire discussion below, featuring:</p><p>Glenn Lowry (Director of the Museum of Modern Art), Ann Temkin (The Marie-Jos&eacute;e and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture),&nbsp;Elizabeth Diller (principal of Diller Scofidio + Renfro),&nbsp;Reed Kroloff (director of the Cranbrook Academy...</p>