Archinect - News 2016-09-26T03:12:29-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/147268743/watch-sanaa-s-river-project-come-to-life-in-this-time-lapse Watch SANAA's "River" project come to life in this time-lapse Justine Testado 2016-02-03T13:21:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T00:09:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5j/5jxt3vbtj5hhgmey.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>SANAA's "River" community center emerges from the grounds of the New Canaan-based Grace Farms in less than a minute and a half in this time-lapse video by <a href="http://www.workzonecam.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Work Cam Zone</a>. The video captures the meandering structure transforming along with its open landscape, starting from&nbsp;September 2013 to October 2015, when it&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138428052/sanaa-s-meandering-river-community-center-opens-to-the-public" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">opened to the public</a> with a slew of festive events.</p><p>Take a gander at the video right below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/138428052/sanaa-s-meandering-river-community-center-opens-to-the-public SANAA's meandering "River" community center opens to the public Justine Testado 2015-10-09T15:15:00-04:00 >2015-10-24T10:03:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8f/8fhghocntatchxll.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Within the green open spaces of Grace Farms in New Canaan, Connecticut stands the new arts and community center, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114041822/sanaa-s-grace-farms-river-project-to-open-in-fall-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the River</a>, which finally opened its doors to the public today. The <a href="http://www.gracefarms.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grace Farms Foundation</a> selected <a href="http://archinect.com/sanaa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA</a> to design the building in 2010, not long before Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97140/sanaa-wins-2010-pritzker-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">won the Pritzker Prize</a> that year. SANAA first revealed their design <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/58092018/sanaa-unveils-design-for-first-u-s-building-since-pritzker-win" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in 2012</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s0/s0su05fz01jfwgll.jpg"></p><p>The new 83,000-square foot structure consists of transparent-walled multi-functional volumes and covered walkways that wind down the park's rolling terrain, hence its River name. Its milky exterior complements the nearby woodlands and meadows at Grace Farms, while the clear glass walls show off the surrounding community gardens, athletic fields, and trails that SANAA designed in collaboration with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/11080262/olin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OLIN</a>. Fifty-five 500-foot-deep geothermal walls heat and cool the building.</p><p>The River's scheme boasts a 20,900 sq.ft. indoor amphitheater; a staffed library; a Commons dining and living room that can accommodate up to 300 ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/114041822/sanaa-s-grace-farms-river-project-to-open-in-fall-2015 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7w/7wyj7esvst36j399.jpg" width="514" height="228" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/sanaa" 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="http://www.gracefarms.org/grace-farms-foundation/" 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="http://archinect.com/news/article/97140/sanaa-wins-2010-pritzker-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">won the 2010 Pritzker Prize</a>. SANAA then revealed their design of the River <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/58092018/sanaa-unveils-design-for-first-u-s-building-since-pritzker-win" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in 2012</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1j/1jrh72navbhozun1.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ap/apmkaca0lkhhdrox.jpg"></p><p>Reminiscent of SANAA's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/89892/ryue-nishizawa-and-kazuyo-sejima-s-serpentine-pavilion-now-you-see-it-now-you-don-t" 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> http://archinect.com/news/article/58366592/editor-s-picks-284 Editor's Picks #284 Nam Henderson 2012-10-01T01:10:00-04:00 >2012-10-02T20:01:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n4/n47ck0i908scmyxe.jpg" width="514" height="166" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This week, SANAA released a proposal for its first building in the United States , located in New Canaan, Connecticut. The 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. FRaC labeled it a "running fence" yet, AP simply "love(d) it".</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>News</strong><br> Caela J. McKeever a self-described "<em>young architect</em>" penned <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/58005476/how-the-economy-upended-young-architects-hopes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How the economy upended young architects' hopes</a>. The piece looks at how&nbsp; frustrated architecture grads of her generation are dropping out of the profession leading to a "<em>renaissance happening among young architects &mdash; and it&rsquo;s not in architecture</em>".&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2752895/fred-scharmen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fred Scharmen</a>&nbsp;argued "<em>The concerns the author highlights are real, but IMO, not traceable directly back to the economy, rather to the failure of many offices to respond to the opportunities laid out by the current crisis. Models of office hierarchy, project delivery, marketing, and client relations need to change. ...I was lucky enough to have experience with one office that recognized this, and is in the process of adapting</em>"&nbsp;while <strong>Given</strong> replied "<em>I have to say of all the complaints I have against the profession, the ones she makes aren't really the ones I care about...Id much rather fix the growing trend towards the field being divided between rich young people doing high ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/58092018/sanaa-unveils-design-for-first-u-s-building-since-pritzker-win 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ef/efacffd0fdd1c3427d5d26c44bca3212.jpg" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>