Archinect - News 2014-12-22T00:50:35-05:00 SANAA's Grace Farms River project to open in fall 2015 Justine Testado 2014-11-19T19:31:00-05:00 >2014-11-26T21:51:15-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="228" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA</a>'s River project in the upcoming Grace Farms in New Canaan, CT will finally celebrate its grand opening next fall. The non-profit <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grace Farms Foundation</a> developed Grace Farms as an open public park for the local community, whereas the SANAA-designed building will be used for various community programs and recreation.</p><p>After an international search, the Foundation selected SANAA in 2010 to design the structure -- not long before the firm <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">won the 2010 Pritzker Prize</a>. SANAA then revealed their design of the River <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in 2012</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Reminiscent of SANAA's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2009 Serpentine Pavilion</a>, the River building evidently gets its name from the way it meanders through the park's greenery. The 86,000 sq.ft structure is made of glass, concrete, steel, and wood, and is essentially connected by a single roof that appears to float approximately 10-14 feet above the ground. From an aerial view, the roof's water-like appearance allows the project to blend in with the surrounding landscape, which SANAA designed in ...</p> Get Lectured: Yale University, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-08-27T16:18:00-04:00 >2014-08-27T19:11:28-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="794" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As the new school year approaches, Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is back! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Designed by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pentagram</a>, our first poster comes from the Yale School of Architecture with their Fall 2014 Lectures and Exhibitions. Lecturers include FAT Architecture, Tod Williams Billie Tsien, Gray Organschi Architecture, SHoP Architects, and Patkau Architects.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</em></p><p>Listed below are lectures only. Lectures begin 6:30 PM in Hastings Hall (basement floor). Doors open to the public at 6:15 PM.</p><p><strong>AUGUST</strong></p><p><em>Aug. 28</em><br>Sean Griffiths, Charles Holland, and Sam Jacob / Eero Saarinen Visiting Professors<br>&ldquo;Once More with Feeling&rdquo;</p><p><strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p><p><em>Sept. 4</em><br>Elizabeth Gray and Alan Organschi / Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Pr...</p> Johnson’s Glass House re-opens to self-guided tours Nam Henderson 2014-05-16T12:14:00-04:00 >2014-05-16T23:10:42-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="368" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Diane Daniel calls attention to the fact that&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glass House&nbsp;</a>in New Canaan, Conn., will now have a twice-monthly option of taking a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">self-guided tour</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> The final proposals of the 10 shortlisted Rebuild by Design teams Justine Testado 2014-04-08T17:18:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T19:13:54-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The ten Rebuild by Design finalist teams spent the past eight months doing intensive research and engaging with local communities to find local and resilient solutions to rebuild the Eastern Seaboard cities affected by Hurricane Sandy...Each team presented their final proposals to the public at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ late last week. Secretary Shaun Donovan of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will announce the winning projects later this spring.</p></em><br /><br /><p>BIG, WXY + West 8, OMA, Sasaki Associates, Interboro Partners, and notable universities are only a few of the multidisciplinary team leaders in this global group of finalists.</p><p>While we wait for the winning results, check out the final proposals below.</p><p><strong>BIG U</strong><strong> by the BIG team</strong><br>Location: New York, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>The Commercial Corridor Resiliency Project</strong><strong> by </strong><strong>HR&amp;A Advisors, Inc. with Cooper, Robertson &amp; Partners</strong><br>Location: Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York; Far Rockaway, Queens, New York; Asbury Park, New Jersey</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Living with the Bay: A Comprehensive Regional Resiliency Plan for Nassau County&rsquo;s South Shore</strong><strong> by the Interboro team</strong><br>Location: Long Island, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>New Meadowlands: Productive City + Regional Park by MIT CAU + ZUS + URBANISTEN</strong><br>Location: The Meadowlands, New Jersey</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Resist, Delay, Store, Discharge: A Comprehensive Strategy for Hoboken<br>by OMA</strong><br>Location: Hoboken, New Jersey</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Hunts Point Lifelines by PennDesign/OLIN</strong><br>Location: Hunts Point, Bronx, NY</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>RESILIENCE + THE BEACH by Sasaki/Rutgers/Arup </strong><br>Location: Jersey Shor...</p> In New Sandy Hook School, Newtown Plays Design Role Alexander Walter 2014-03-20T14:11:00-04:00 >2014-03-27T03:13:15-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The school will be in the woods, away from the parking lot. It will feature a long, curving corridor that the architect likens to arms embracing students as they enter. [...] The architects the town chose, Svigals + Partners, a 30-person firm based in New Haven, had only a half-dozen elementary schools in its portfolio, far fewer than bigger competitors for the commission. It was known as well for designing laboratories for Yale and high-end houses for celebrities</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Get Lectured: Yale, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-03-13T13:10:00-04:00 >2014-03-13T14:03:15-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="794" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</a></strong><br><br>Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Our poster today comes from the Yale University, School of Architecture. Just like <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">last Fall</a>, their poster was designed by Michael Bierut and Jessica Svendsen of Pentagram.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</em></p><p>Listed below are upcoming events only. Lectures begin at 6:30 pm in Hastings Hall (basement floor of Paul Rudolph Hall), unless noted. Doors open to the general public at 6:15 pm, unless noted.</p><p><strong>MARCH</strong></p><p><em>March 26-27</em><br>5:00 pm<br><strong>Bruno Latour </strong><br>March 26: &ldquo;How Better to Register the Agency of Things: Semiotics&rdquo;<br>March 27: &ldquo;Ho...</p> Get Lectured: Yale Fall '13 Justine Testado 2013-10-07T12:21:00-04:00 >2013-10-30T11:43:15-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="795" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2013</strong></a><br><br> Here on Archinect we recently launched "Get Lectured", where we'll feature a school's lecture series--along with their snazzy posters--for the current season. Check back regularly to stay up-to-date and mark your calendars for any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p> Our first poster of the week comes from the Yale School of Architecture, specially designed by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pentagram</a>, Michael Bierut, and Jessica Svendsen.<br> (It's hard to not get hypnotized by that typography, no?)</p> <p> <em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</em></p> <p> Below are events listed under Lectures only. Lectures begin at <strong>6:30 pm</strong> in <strong>Hastings Hall (basement floor)</strong>. Doors open to the public at <strong>6:15 pm</strong>.</p> <p> <strong>AUGUST</strong></p> <p> <em><strong>August 29</strong></em><br><strong>John Spence</strong><br> Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architecture Fellow<br><strong>&ldquo;Five Star Hippie&rdquo;</strong><br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p> <p> <em><strong>September 5</strong></em><br><strong>Sylvia Lavin</strong><br><strong>&ldquo;Architecture That Is Near and Arc...</strong></p> Tour the stunning "The Fish Church" in Stamford as part of the Docomomo US Tour Day Justine Testado 2013-10-04T18:44:00-04:00 >2013-10-07T12:44:14-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Docomomo US will begin its 7th annual national Tour Day program at the First Presbyterian Church on Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Stamford, Connecticut. The Docomomo Tour brings together architects, designers, historians, enthusiasts, and organizations for exclusive tours and related events devoted to the appreciation of US modern architecture and mid-20th century design. Tomorrow's event at the First Presbyterian Church is the first of more than 50 Tour Days in 23 states throughout October.<br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br> Built by architect Wallace K. Harrison, the First Presbyterian Church of Stamford is also known as The Fish Church because of its fish-like shape. The Fish Church is -- excuse the pun -- quite a gem with its interior that is bathed in a sapphire light and made of 20,000 pieces of dalle de verre glass in 86 hues.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> At the altar stands a Visser-Rowland (Opus 87) organ. The instrument is a 4-manual, 51-stop, 74-rank organ with 4,026 pipes, 244 keys on 4 keyboards and 32 pedals. The chur...</p> How zoning affects the wealth gap Alexander Walter 2013-05-08T12:40:00-04:00 >2013-05-13T18:55:38-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A "snob zone" is a place that uses restrictive zoning in a residential area to keep certain types of housing -- and therefore people -- out, says Lisa Prevost. Prevost&rsquo;s book, Snob Zones: Fear, Prejudice, and Real Estate, comes out today and focuses on several towns in the Northeast [...]. For instance, one zoning law considered by the town would require people to have a minimum lot size of four acres in the town.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The Stern-designed Kohler Environmental Center forces students to work with their zero-energy building Archinect 2013-03-20T17:53:00-04:00 >2013-03-25T20:34:19-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The students were tapped in determining whether to invest in one or two clothes dryers. Would they use drying racks to eliminate the second dryer? Would they give up hair dryers? Would they wear sweaters in winter to permit an energy-saving thermostat setting of 67 degrees? &ldquo;We don&rsquo;t tell students that certain behaviors are unacceptable,&rdquo; said Joseph Scanio, one of the center&rsquo;s two live-in teachers. &ldquo;We discuss things. We make it easy to be intentional about the choices you make.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> SANAA Unveils Design for First U.S. Building Since Pritzker Win Archinect 2012-09-26T19:20:00-04:00 >2012-09-27T13:49:45-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="228" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This week, the Tokyo-based firm SANAA released a proposal for its first building in the United States since its principals&mdash;Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa&mdash;won the Pritzker Prize in 2010. Located in New Canaan, Connecticut, the 65,000-square-foot glass, steel, concrete, and wood headquarters for the Grace Farms Foundation will wind its way along a piece of the 75-acre property owned by the nonprofit charitable organization.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>