Archinect - News 2015-07-04T12:10:01-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/127579373/update-frank-gehry-s-winton-guest-house-auctioned-for-750-000 Update: Frank Gehry's Winton Guest House auctioned for $750,000 Justine Testado 2015-05-19T13:14:00-04:00 >2015-05-26T19:21:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lh/lhrunrdgl6273x9n.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>UPDATE: </strong>The Winton Guest House sold for $750,000 today at Wright's "Design Masterworks" auction in Chicago. During the approximately 40-minute livestream that began promptly at noon Central Time, the Winton Guest House was auctioned among several furniture pieces including a <a href="https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/36602926_charles-eames-and-eero-saarinen-chair-crow-island-school" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Charles Eames &amp; Eero Saarinen Chair</a> and <a href="https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/36602928_eames-and-saarinen-table-organic-design-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Table</a>, and a <a href="https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/36602934_george-nelson-and-associates-rare-marshmallow-sofa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">George Nelson Marshmallow Sofa</a>. Although Wright's website listed $850,000 as the starting bid for the Winton Guest House, the bespeckled auctioneer Richard Wright opened up its bidding lot at $500,000 and increased it by $50,000 increments. As silence filled the room, the auctioneer nearly deemed the house as <a href="http://www.sothebys.com/en/Glossary.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pass/Unsold</a> until a phone bidder named Michael purchased it for $750,000. "This is a bargain on an architectural masterpiece," Wright commented. Not too surprisingly, the pacing of bids for the Guest House was neither as competitive nor as enduring compared to the furniture pieces. However, the House's bidding lot closed on a small celebratory note as att...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123205872/pondering-the-cultural-value-of-frank-gehry-s-winton-guest-house Pondering the cultural value of Frank Gehry's Winton Guest House Justine Testado 2015-03-20T20:56:00-04:00 >2015-03-25T05:00:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0u/0upwgg3zlrgal3gc.jpg" width="514" height="315" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Frank Gehry's Winton Guest House was recently announced to be up <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122285690/frank-gehry-s-winton-guest-house-to-be-up-for-sale-on-may-19-in-chicago" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">for auction</a> on May 19 in Chicago. Designed for Mike and Penny Winton during the '80s in Lake Minnetonka, MN, the Guest House helped propel Gehry into international stardom in the '90s. Currently, the University of St. Thomas owns the $4.5 million home, which was repurposed as part of the Daniel C. Gainey Conference Center in Owatonna, MN a few years ago. Ever since St. Thomas sold the Gainey last year, the Guest House is once again up for grabs and must -- also once again -- start relocation this June to meet its August 2016 deadline.</p><p>The Winton Guest House revives the question of what cultural value that the house -- and others vernacular structures like it -- possess. As this <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122285690/frank-gehry-s-winton-guest-house-to-be-up-for-sale-on-may-19-in-chicago" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">comment discussion</a> shows, the topic is a subjective one with no clean-cut answer.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1y/1y42c6w0a9j9mm8m.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rr/rryc2avj7n89t78e.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fd/fd6zfnltiveww3jg.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d3/d30r3z6sdfc2tbf9.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0i/0izeflax5z7uhj23.jpg"></p><p>Some may agree that the Guest House's value lies in its history, like an art object that can be studied or referred to for inspiration. <a href="http://art.stthomas.edu/gehry/status-of-the-winton-guest-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">According to the University o...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122285690/frank-gehry-s-winton-guest-house-to-be-up-for-sale-on-may-19-in-chicago Frank Gehry's Winton Guest House to be up for sale on May 19 in Chicago Justine Testado 2015-03-06T17:45:00-05:00 >2015-03-17T09:18:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6j/6jmjzh540y69sprv.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Frank Gehry's Winton Guest House must be sold! Completed in 1987 for Mike and Penny Winton, the Winton Guest House in Owatonna, Minnesota is one of Gehry's few residential projects that contributed to his rising fame during the 1990s. According to the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul -- the home's current owner -- the $4.5 million home will be up for auction on May 19 in Chicago, with auction house <a href="http://www.wright20.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wright</a> in charge of handling the sale.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iq/iqu7vfd1jqqbm6sg.jpg"><br><em>Entryway to the University of St. Thomas St. Paul campus</em></p><p>Mike and Penny Winton commissioned Gehry to design the home in 1982 when they needed extra room for their family to accompany their Philip Johnson-designed residence on their property in Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota. Built from plywood, stone, brick, and metal, the 2,300 sq.ft guest house consists of five separate geometric spaces that include a central pyramidal living room tower, two bedrooms, a kitchen, fireplace room, two bathrooms, and loft space. The house's distinctive geometric-block de...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119508158/minneapolis-rejects-plan-to-build-minnesota-s-tallest-new-tower Minneapolis rejects plan to build Minnesota's tallest new tower Alexander Walter 2015-01-29T14:51:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T17:17:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hi/hijk4ra4xm4kc8zs.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>City of Minneapolis planners on Friday rejected a proposal for an 80-story tower downtown and revealed problems they saw in the efforts of its developer. The move quashed the prospects for a building that would have surpassed the IDS Center to become the tallest in Minnesota and injected new drama into an unusual public contest the city created to redevelop a parking lot on Nicollet Mall.</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/111324270/the-creative-city-challenge-asks-minnesota-designers-to-create-an-installation-as-social-space The Creative City Challenge asks Minnesota designers to create an installation as social space b3tadine[sutures] 2014-10-15T11:21:00-04:00 >2014-10-15T11:22:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/um/umsya5ki2sdfqnu3.jpg" width="514" height="165" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Creative City Challenge is a competition for Minnesota-resident architects, landscape architects, urban designers, planners, engineers, scientists, artists, students and individuals of all backgrounds to create and install at the Minneapolis Convention Center Plaza an artwork, which is an innovative use of the space and acts as a sociable and participatory platform for scheduled and impromptu onsite programs throughout the summer.</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/81540364/get-lectured-university-of-minnesota-fall-13 Get Lectured: University of Minnesota Fall '13 Justine Testado 2013-09-11T11:08:00-04:00 >2013-09-16T22:59:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fj/fj2i191cdza5lwxd.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2013</strong></a></p> <p> Here on Archinect we just 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> Featured today is the "Architecture + Landscape Architecture Lecture Series" from the University of Minnesota College of Design.</p> <p> This series will showcase expert educators and practitioners from around the globe. Each speaker will share their own perspectives and insights in architecture and landscape architecture as they reflect on one topic in their respective fields of expertise.</p> <p> <em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em><br><br> All lectures are free and will take place at <strong>6:00 pm</strong> at <strong>100 Rapson Hall</strong>.</p> <p> <strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p> <p> <em><strong>September 9</strong></em><br><strong>Neeraj Bhatia - Soft Territories</strong><br> Director, The...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/58206983/hks-is-chosen-to-design-new-vikings-stadium HKS is chosen to design new Vikings stadium Archinect 2012-09-28T12:08:00-04:00 >2012-09-30T17:53:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0b/0b07112649a23c704aa634979cf40d5b.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A nearly two-month search for the firm that will design the new $975 million Vikings stadium ended Friday morning when the team and the public board overseeing construction of the project selected HKS Inc. of Dallas, which recently designed new NFL stadiums for the Dallas Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts.</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>