Archinect - News 2014-12-20T07:25:51-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/115055199/transparency-rules-at-sou-fujimoto-s-sci-arc-lecture Transparency rules at Sou Fujimoto's SCI-Arc lecture Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-02T20:34:00-05:00 >2014-12-11T20:38:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pn/pn2rxas4vofh3lqx.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Introducing his Serpentine Pavilion in 2013, Sou Fujimoto <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2013/jun/04/serpentine-gallery-pavilion-sou-fujimoto" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">described the structure</a>&nbsp;as "between architecture and nature", suggesting an architectural form ethereal enough to change at any given moment, depending on perspective or approach, between the artificial and organic. That phrase has since been adopted to title a series of Fujimoto&rsquo;s lectures, "Between Nature and Architecture", serving as a general guide to both his style and methods. His latest lecture, held last night at SCI-Arc, showcased a variety of his works that play on this concept, which is still developing over time as the relatively young architect (b. 1971) expands his influence and portfolio.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a3js4le7n2min161.jpg"></p><p>This past April, <a href="http://archinect.com/natalie.hein" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Natalie Hein</a> covered his <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98261110/sou-fujimoto-discusses-limbo-dichotomies-and-nature-in-his-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">talk at the Cooper Union</a>,&nbsp;where the focus tended towards his architecture&rsquo;s ability to complicate apparent binaries &ndash; forcibly inserting ambiguity and personal choice into how a building is perceived and used. While his SCI-Arc lecture had an (understandably) similar vibe, it also touch...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113597892/editor-s-picks-393 Editor's Picks #393 Nam Henderson 2014-11-14T13:38:00-05:00 >2014-12-03T11:57:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m4/m4jkzolv8i5a3lkm.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"394,000 US$!! This is the budget of homes in America that are 1/10th of this quality. Perhaps it's for two people, who are empty nesters, and entertain for a large extended family. The simplicity of materials and form, is exceedingly elegant". - b3tadine[sutures]</p></em><br /><br /><p>The latest edition of <strong>Showcase:</strong>&nbsp;features <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/113038199/showcase-slate-house-by-affleck-de-la-riva-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Slate House, located on a site in Laval, a suburb of Montreal. Designed by </a><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/113049452/affleck-de-la-riva-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Affleck de la Riva architects</a>, it stands in sharp contrast to the tract houses that surround it. &nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x8/x8yc4g8vqjbkoisy.jpg"></p><p><strong>b3tadine[sutures]</strong>&nbsp;exclaims "<em>394,000 US$!! This is the budget of homes in America that are 1/10th of this quality. Perhaps it's for two people, who are empty nesters, and entertain for a large extended family. The simplicity of materials and form, is exceedingly elegant</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q3/q3ckhgh76a70aa43.jpg"></p><p>As part of Archinect&rsquo;s continuing ACADIA 2014 coverage <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;reviews the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/112824468/the-theory-of-everything-in-sandbox-city-will-wright-s-keynote-at-acadia-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">keynote by creator of SimCity Will Wright's</a>, which she labels "<em>almost a exegesis</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112961869/is-the-architectural-profession-still-relevant" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mark Minkjan spoke with Rory Hyde re: the ongoing relevancy of the profession and Future Practice</a>.&nbsp;<strong>Darkman</strong> felt the need to clarify "<em>Most architects I know build schools, hospitals, churches, malls, apartment buildings etc. It's just the media that feeds us the Versaces...and Ivy League universities</em>".</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113051064/architect-sou-fujimoto-s-futuristic-spaces" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Wall Street Journal published...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113051064/architect-sou-fujimoto-s-futuristic-spaces Architect Sou Fujimoto’s Futuristic Spaces Archinect 2014-11-06T18:57:00-05:00 >2014-11-13T20:03:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9e/9e303eb4f8cfe47c1fa30c19fa9d1e20.jpg" width="514" height="659" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Fujimoto&rsquo;s goal isn&rsquo;t just to make spaces&mdash;the basic function of architecture&mdash;but to make people relate to spaces in new ways. Watching the couple move around the house, approaching everyday activities with the finesse the unusual design requires, suggests he is well on his way to achieving it.</p></em><br /><br /><p><br><em>The Japanese designer&rsquo;s &ldquo;future primitive&rdquo; structures harmonize nature and built environments, offering radical new versions of walls, ceilings and floors.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98510132/editor-s-picks-364 Editor's Picks #364 Nam Henderson 2014-04-22T21:24:00-04:00 >2014-04-24T15:02:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bo/bocrgxzfuh5bbcjr.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the latest edition of the <strong>Working out of the Box</strong> feature Archinect talked with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/97819483/working-out-of-the-box-emily-fischer-of-haptic-lab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Emily Fischer, Founder of </a><a href="http://www.hapticlab.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Haptic Lab</a>. &nbsp;</p><p>In the interview she explains how she started "<em>The very first quilted map I made was designed to be a wayfinding tool for the visually impaired; my mother was diagnosed with glaucoma and macular degeneration while I was a student at TCAUP</em>&rdquo;.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2752895/fred-scharmen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fred Scharmen</a>&nbsp;commented "<em>Those kites are amazing!</em>".</p><p>Meanwhile issue <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/97260768/screen-print-12-the-cairo-review-s-future-of-the-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#12 of Screen/Print highlighted The Cairo Review's "Future of the City"</a>&nbsp;along with <a href="http://onetwelveksa.wordpress.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One:Twelve</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/98156717/screen-print-13-one-twelve-s-black-and-white" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> (the student-run journal from the Knowlton School of Architecture) seventh issue, </a><a href="http://static.squarespace.com/static/529f9366e4b0edf62d290de9/t/5315fef7e4b04a00bc14abd5/1393950455290/Issue_007_Final.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Black and White</a>.<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>As demolition of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98033714/coming-soon-to-moma-lots-of-knocking-next-door" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Folk Art Museum</a>&nbsp;began <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia</a>&nbsp;and Paul moderated a conversation between Archinect Contributors &nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/pedaldesignlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ken Koense</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/quilian" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Quilian Riano</a> and <a href="http://www.artsjournal.com/culturegrrl/author/lrosenbaum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lee Rosenbaum</a>, who writes about art museums for the Wall Street Journal.</p><p><strong>vado retro</strong> was curious "<em>Would we have the same outrage say if a hospital were the ones tearing down the FAM...Our response of outrage is a...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/95060128/winning-team-chosen-to-build-2nd-architectural-folie-of-the-21st-century-in-montpellier Winning team chosen to build 2nd “Architectural Folie of the 21st century” in Montpellier Justine Testado 2014-03-06T21:22:00-05:00 >2014-03-31T02:53:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cw/cwnz09o6hayjbvu7.jpg" width="514" height="678" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The "folie" continues with the winning team that will build a new "Architectural Folie of the 21st Century" for Montpellier, France. The team -- which includes Sou Fujimoto Architects, Nicolas Laisn&eacute; Associates, and Manal Rachdi Oxo Architects as the architects -- won the closed competition with their project, "Arbre Blanc" (White Tree), a 10,000 m&sup2; mixed-use tower...</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qf/qfdocqdep83x319x.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8n/8npgfs7lcmn4smuz.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sr/sr8hgp4y0d1clz7m.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2h/2hafsn51ysv8zb9d.jpg"><br><br>Drawings:</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h1/h11ktzt70rtjwd74.jpg"><br><br><br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1t/1thgm9boz5idbiet.jpg"><br><br>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winning_team_chosen_to_build_2nd_architectural_folie_of_the_21st_century_in" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p><em>Copyright image + plans + documents: SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS + NICOLAS LAISNE ASSOCIES + MANAL RACHDI OXO ARCHITECTS + FRANCK BOUTTE CONSULTANTS + Rendering by RSI-STUDIO</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/83159912/sou-fujimoto-designs-new-mixed-use-building-for-miami-design-district-s-palm-court Sou Fujimoto designs new mixed-use building for Miami Design District’s Palm Court Justine Testado 2013-10-01T20:52:00-04:00 >2013-10-02T11:46:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/de/dewn0islvjt7klm2.jpg" width="514" height="302" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Miami Design District recently revealed the design plan for its new mixed-use building commissioned to award-winning architect Sou Fujimoto. Set to be constructed in Miami's largely pedestrian Palm Court, the new building will be a vibrant addition to the neigborhood.</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/80003955/artistic-leaps-give-way-to-baby-steps Artistic leaps give way to baby steps Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-08-21T20:51:00-04:00 >2013-08-26T19:46:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/as/aspiz4hu5x8pb9eh.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The leggy damsel with raven hair and Doc Martens to match is unequivocal. ''No,'' she tells the small, freckled boy. ''You can't climb here. Go in there where it's safe.'' [...] But the boy - not recognising her livery - can be forgiven his mistake. To him, the large, gridded edifice that she guards promises infinite climbability. [...] The climbing frame in question is in fact art. It is this summer's Serpentine Pavilion, by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto.</p></em><br /><br /><p> What role should interactivity play in art? Should public opinion decide what is and isn't art? Can good art also have utility? These are a few polemics posed in the <em>Sydney Morning Herald</em> by columnist Elizabeth Farrelly, reacting to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/74569799/sou-fujimoto-s-serpentine-gallery-pavilion-opens-june-8th-first-photos-by-iwan-baan-emerge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sou Fujimoto's&nbsp;</a><a href="http://www.serpentinegallery.org/2013/02/sou_fujimoto_to_design_serpentine_gallery_pavilion_2013.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serpentine Gallery</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/74569799/sou-fujimoto-s-serpentine-gallery-pavilion-opens-june-8th-first-photos-by-iwan-baan-emerge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&nbsp;Pavilion</a>, featured <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/74569799/sou-fujimoto-s-serpentine-gallery-pavilion-opens-june-8th-first-photos-by-iwan-baan-emerge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here on Archinect</a>&nbsp;this past June.</p> <p> These questions have been posed for ages, but as human interaction shifts further into the digital realm, artists and architects have had to adapt to the changing atmosphere of interactivity while also representing it. As Farrelly puts it, "I'd trade all climbability for more beauty and subtlety, any day.&nbsp;Mountains are for climbing. Art should take you somewhere high, airy and new". Is she right to draw the line?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/76696711/marcus-prize-2013-awarded-to-sou-fujimoto Marcus Prize 2013 awarded to Sou Fujimoto SARUPUWM 2013-07-10T02:08:00-04:00 >2013-07-15T20:06:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w5/w58w7c7gjo6cnqwl.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning Announces the Recipient of the 2013 Marcus Prize</p> <p> Milwaukee, WI, July 3, 2013. International architect <a href="http://www.sou-fujimoto.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sou Fujimoto</a> has been awarded the fifth Marcus Prize, an architectural prize offered worldwide to recognize architects &lsquo;on a trajectory to greatness.&rsquo;&nbsp; This $100,000 award, supported by the Marcus Corporation Foundation and administered by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning, includes a cash prize to the recipient and supports a design studio at the school that will be collaboratively led by Fujimoto. He was selected from a pool of international nominees, all who were required to demonstrate at least ten years of proven, exceptional practice.</p> <p> On June 19, 2013, a six-person jury convened in Milwaukee to select the 2013 Marcus Prize recipient.&nbsp; Brian Lee, FAIA, Partner, Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill, Chicago; William Menking, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Archi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/75004861/editor-s-picks-319 Editor's Picks # 319 Nam Henderson 2013-06-11T11:52:00-04:00 >2013-06-11T18:51:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cn/cnf963f139lii3pv.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rh/rh9wiiui4vhkvwt3.jpg"></p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/paul" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Petrunia</a>&nbsp;spoke with Ali Jeevanjee and Ben Anderson from the <a href="http://fluxfoundation.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flux Foundation</a>, an Oakland based organization dedicated to producing large scale public art via a collaborative process. To this end they installed <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/73629983/the-sidewalk-s-end-by-flux-foundation-for-coachella-2013" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sidewalk's End at this year&rsquo;s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, California, back in April 2013</a>.</p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/74507137/peter-zumthor-s-450-000-000-black-flower-for-lacma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Over at the LA Times Christopher Hawthorne reported on LACMA's unfurled Peter Zumthor's design</a>. Mr. Hawthorne wrote "<em>Still a work in progress, the design is full of gestures that are more speculative, even searching, than fully formed. One crucial element that remains under-developed is how it will feel to walk beneath the museum's raised main floor &mdash; and how the underside of the building will be clad or look as seen from the ground. (In such a large, dark piece of architecture it will be important to keep that space from feeling cave-like.) The plan so far has little to say about landscape architecture</em>".&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2532608/gregory-walker" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gregory Walker</a>&nbsp;had a few questions "<em>is this really any ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/74569799/sou-fujimoto-s-serpentine-gallery-pavilion-opens-june-8th-first-photos-by-iwan-baan-emerge Sou Fujimoto's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion opens June 8th, first photos by Iwan Baan emerge Archinect 2013-06-04T12:04:00-04:00 >2013-06-10T21:53:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qc/qc2847qg4q2x8p4n.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Occupying some 350 square-metres of lawn in front of the Serpentine Gallery, Sou Fujimoto's delicate, latticed structure of 20mm steel poles will have a lightweight and semi-transparent appearance that will allow it to blend, cloud-like, into the landscape and against the classical backdrop of the Gallery's colonnaded East wing. Designed as a flexible, multi-purpose social space - with a caf&eacute; sited inside - visitors will be encouraged to enter and interact with the Pavilion...</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/71344885/ie-master-in-architectural-design-lecture-series-opens-with-sou-fujimoto IE Master in Architectural Design lecture series opens with Sou Fujimoto Sponsor 2013-04-15T18:23:00-04:00 >2013-10-16T19:54:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fm/fmk7c0s3ud8093le.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> IE Master in Architectural Design opens its 2013 lecture series program, at the C&iacute;rculo of Bellas Artes in Madrid, with the Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto.</p> <p> <a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/f5/f55i5yvqf7fd31ba.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dd/dd44bubulf1okps8.jpg" title=""></a></p> <p> Sou Fujimoto&rsquo;s lecture, &ldquo;Evolving Ideas: Primitive Future&rdquo;, served as a forum for students to participate in open discussions between scholars, critics, independent professionals, entrepreneurs, curators and cultural activists.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ql/ql2rsb52knwcwwlg.jpg" title=""></p> <p> What is the meaning of Architecture? and how does it relate to nature? are the two questions that Sou Fujimoto continues to ponder on.</p> <p> His projects are a pure reflection of his continuous research of the relationship between:</p> <p> city and architecture<br> architecture and landscape<br> inside and outside<br> nature and architecture</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/67572969/sou-fujimoto-to-design-cloud-of-steel-for-2013-serpentine-pavilion Sou Fujimoto to Design Cloud of Steel for 2013 Serpentine Pavilion Archinect 2013-02-14T11:17:00-05:00 >2013-02-21T10:25:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ey/eynmdtbjpza3z778.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>London&rsquo;s Serpentine Gallery has selected Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto to design the 2013 Serpentine Pavilion, a temporary structure open for four months starting in June. Fujimoto&rsquo;s proposal for the Kensington Gardens site continues the architect&rsquo;s exploration of transparent and organically generated forms with a cloud-like structure composed of 20-mm steel poles that intersect and form a delicate linear latticework to shelter a cafe and events space below.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gl/glr73bjc81sejdfc.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/59559877/home-for-all-for-rikuzentakata “Home for All” for Rikuzentakata Archinect 2012-10-18T12:35:00-04:00 >2012-10-21T17:15:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1f/1fa388e64a3c893f208bfb89de81d9f3.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Home for All&rdquo; for Rikuzentakata is a gathering place for those who lost their homes in the tsunami-devastated city in Iwate Prefecture. The project was led by architect Toyo Ito, who collaborated with younger Japanese architects, Kumiko Inui, Sou Fujimoto, and Akihisa Hirata.</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/58080743/winners-of-the-2012-emirates-glass-leaf-awards Winners of the 2012 Emirates Glass LEAF Awards Alexander Walter 2012-09-26T15:18:00-04:00 >2012-09-30T18:06:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/42/424jelvquw8ld9xl.jpg" width="514" height="376" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The final results of the 9th Annual Emirates Glass LEAF Awards have been announced in London. Winner of the Public Building Award, and also Overall Winner for 2012, was Sou Fujimoto Architects for their project Musashino Art University Museum &amp; Library in Tokyo, Japan.</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>