Archinect - News 2014-09-03T00:42:52-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/64639943/editor-s-picks-296-happy-gregorian-or-julian-calendar-new-year-s-day Editor's Picks #296- Happy (Gregorian or Julian calendar) New Year's Day! Nam Henderson 2013-01-02T01:22:00-05:00 >2013-01-15T09:12:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/up/up6c9oxu67x2wxz4.jpg" width="514" height="566" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>fschlem started a blog The Dirty South...The blog takes it name from a studio titled the "Dirty South," offered at the Georgia Tech. The studio was the brainchild of TVSDesign Distinguished Studio Critic Jennifer Bonner and it&rsquo;s goal was to look at the city of Atlanta through the filter of the rap ideology of east coast/ west coast/ dirty south, translated to the realm of architecture...Connely Farr thought "wow. really interesting idea for a studio..."</p></em><br /><br /><p> Just like last year, Archinect has begun the transition into the new year by reflecting back on the 2012 by sharing the most trafficked pages in Archinect's diverse online ecosystem, with a list of 12 top 12 lists for '12. As always, they listing the most popular pages from across the site, based exclusively on visits by unique page-views. Released so far are the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/64541821/archinect-s-top-12-news-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">12 most visited News posts</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/64543225/archinect-s-top-12-features-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">12 most visited Feature articles during 2012</a>.</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/64356800/archinect-s-12-top-12-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tomorrow the 12 top 12 BLOGS,BLOG POSTS and LIVE BLOGS&nbsp; will be announced</a>.</p> <br><p> <strong>News</strong><br> Michael Kimmelman reviewed the new Stedelijk Museum and reflecting on it&rsquo;s design asked "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/64208091/why-is-this-museum-shaped-like-a-tub" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why a tub?</a>" <strong>Thayer-D</strong> offered up a few guesses but then gave up and replied "<em>Why IS this museum shaped like a tub?</em>". <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> added "<em>Building aside, it is a good museum with an excellent director, Ann Goldstein, who was a great curator here in Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art since the 80's. She is one of the best curators anywhere when it comes to conceptual art. Sh...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/64208091/why-is-this-museum-shaped-like-a-tub Why Is This Museum Shaped Like a Tub? Nam Henderson 2012-12-26T13:36:00-05:00 >2013-01-01T20:45:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6z/6z2iw1gjh8ra6tl8.jpg" width="514" height="327" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mels Crouwel, the lead architect for the Stedelijk, was government architect for years. His firm is normally reliable, with an industrial bent. He promoted the tub as a technological novelty, its aerodynamic exterior made of a reinforced synthetic fiber coated in white airplane paint to give the museum a shiny, enameled finish and to nod to the old Stedelijk&rsquo;s white rooms, which still fails to explain the plumbing metaphor or other moves.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Michael Kimmelman reviews the new addition to the&nbsp;Stedelijk Museum by&nbsp;Benthem Crouwel Architects.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/58228939/stedelijk-museum-s-bathtub-awash-in-awkwardness-review-latimes-com Stedelijk Museum's 'bathtub' awash in awkwardness: Review - latimes.com Archinect 2012-09-28T19:57:00-04:00 >2012-10-01T08:45:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/87/8704824420c886d35e8d83e23f892e9d.jpg" width="514" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An overscaled monument flagrantly aloof from its surroundings, the addition is a laggard symbol of an era when the Netherlands, like this country, was awash in capital for boldly sculptural new projects. As such it's a reminder of how slow architecture can be. The $159-million extension is the architectural personification of boom-time thinking.</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>