Archinect - News 2016-10-23T12:16:37-04:00 After rocky start, Frick Collection selects Selldorf Architects to take on renovation Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-10-21T12:31:00-04:00 >2016-10-21T12:31:06-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;She&rsquo;s somebody who has a clear vision of respect for historical buildings but at the same time has a clean, elegant, modernist aesthetic that is very much about welcoming visitors today,&rdquo; said Ian Wardropper, the Frick&rsquo;s director. In coming up with a new design, Ms. Selldorf has been charged with improving circulation in the Frick&rsquo;s galleries, library and public spaces, while maintaining the museum&rsquo;s existing footprint and preserving its jewel-box character.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Prior plans for the museum's addition (designed by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Davis Brody Bond</a>) were dropped by the Frick in June of last year, partially due to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a letter of protest</a> written on behalf of 51 artists and architects. This past March, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frick put forward an RFQ</a> for a new revision plan, and now that Selldorf has been selected, designs will be unveiled in 2017.</p><p>"It&rsquo;s about enhancing the visitor&rsquo;s experience and making it utterly seamless, so that it doesn&rsquo;t harm any of the existing experience that people cherish, myself included,&rdquo; Ms. Selldorf told the&nbsp;<em>Times</em>, speaking to the delicacies of renovating the late Gilded Age mansion's galleries, library and public spaces.</p> Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego picks architect for expansion Alexander Walter 2014-03-17T14:30:00-04:00 >2014-03-18T13:43:36-04:00 <img src="" width="600" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego has chosen the firm of architect Annabelle Selldorf to head a multimillion-dollar expansion that is expected to triple the size of the museum's location in La Jolla. Selldorf, based in New York, has worked for art-related clients including the Neue Galerie and the Acquavella Galleries on the Upper East Side. The San Diego museum will be the firm's first contemporary art museum project and its first project on the West Coast.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Editor's Picks #343 Nam Henderson 2013-11-26T12:22:00-05:00 >2014-01-02T16:25:15-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Archinect inaugurated a new interview series <strong>The Deans List</strong>. For the first installment, Archinect talked with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Gissen, the Director of Architecture at California College of the Arts in San Francisco</a>.<br><br> Reflecting on current trends and his own interests for the future of architectural education he reflects "<em>I&nbsp; think lots of architecture schools are interested in working with cities, and with centers of power like a municipal office &ndash; some powerful agent that has the ability to transform and legislate the shape of the city. It&rsquo;s an exciting thing for architecture students to be involved in those forms of power</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> While in the latest edition of Showcase; featured <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taipei Sales Center by Oyler Wu Collaborative</a>.&nbsp;A somewhat temporary project with limited programmatic needs resulted in "<em>a five-story volume pierced (quite literally) and interconnected by an intricate ribbon of rope, steel, and fabric.&nbsp; The renovation creates an entirely new identity and is suggestive of the modern ...</em></p> Selldorf Architects Designs 54-Story Faceted-Facade Tower Near WTC jldailey618 2013-02-05T13:01:00-05:00 >2013-02-12T16:39:51-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="458" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Reaching 637 feet, the tower features a faceted facade filled with 428 residential units. Last month the creative team at Selldorf posted a video showing the louvered fa&ccedil;ade system, a "second skin" controlled by each individual dweller, and described thusly: "Cloaking the fa&ccedil;ade, a system of operable terracotta louvers animates the building with its changing configurations and reflectivity."</p></em><br /><br /><p> Selldorf Architects unveiled a prismatic tower design for a site just south of the World Trade Center at 22 Thames Street. The 54-story building would replace a 10-story brick structure that sold last year. The first five floors would hold retail and residential amenities, which would be topped by two floors for "performing arts," and the tower rising 637-feet above that.</p> Frieze Masters: Architecture announced Archinect 2012-09-20T16:42:40-04:00 >2012-09-23T20:27:04-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Frieze announced details of the architecture that will house the inaugural edition of Frieze Masters. Employing a design that aims to both literally and figuratively show art in a new light, Frieze Masters is designed by New York-based Selldorf Architects. Frieze Masters will take place 11&ndash;14 October 2012 on Gloucester Green, Regent&rsquo;s Park, London.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>