Archinect - News 2015-03-30T22:13:38-04:00 Editor's Picks #389 Nam Henderson 2014-10-17T14:02:00-04:00 >2014-10-17T19:52:32-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sean Smith</a>&nbsp;completed the third (and final?) in a series of articles about the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Life of a New Architect</a>,&nbsp;in which <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jim Bogle</a> reflected on the best part of the of actually working in architecture</p><p>&nbsp;"<em>That's an easy one: meeting a deadline. Meeting a deadline is like taking a bite out of your favorite food after staring at it for 10 hours</em>".</p><p>Plus, for the latest installment &nbsp;of <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Working out of the Box</a>&nbsp;</strong>Archinect talked with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Linda Bennett, co-founder of </a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architact Collective</a>.&nbsp;Therein she explains "<em>What I took away from architecture school flowed immediately into the architecture industry before expanding, evolving and flowing into my current career as a jeweler&hellip;.Moving on (aka quitting my job in the architecture industry) is precisely what allows me to be where I am at this moment</em>".</p><p><img alt="" src=""><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;Editorial Manager for Archinect announced <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Archinect Sessions", a new weekly podcast hosted by Archinect's founder and publisher, </a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Petrunia</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> and her. For the first episode they were j...</a></p> Petrified Forest buildings named national treasure Archinect 2014-10-14T11:55:00-04:00 >2014-10-16T23:04:04-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Spanning dozens of acres, the structures provided everything the park staff and visitors would need: a gas station, restaurant, community building, maintenance shop, housing, even a two-room elementary school. The National Park Service entrusted the design to prominent architects Richard Neutra and Robert Alexander ahead of the agency&rsquo;s 50th birthday, and it&rsquo;s the only project of theirs still standing within the Park Service.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> You Can Build a Brand New Richard Neutra Case Study House Archinect 2013-04-25T14:45:00-04:00 >2013-04-25T14:51:18-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="245" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>the Neutra Office (and Neutra's son Dion, a partner) has teamed up with the California Architecture Conservancy to offer the architect's plans for license. According to a press release, "For the price of what one would customarily pay for an architect to design and render supervising architectural services, you can build one of the mid-century modernist master's works of art and have Dion Neutra and the Neutra Office supervise the construction."</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Press release</a> from The Agency...</p> <p> <strong>Richard Neutra&rsquo;s Architectural Plans Available For First Time; Now Possible To Build Your Own &ldquo;Neutra&rdquo;</strong></p> <p> No longer are the architectural plans of mid-century master Richard Neutra merely curatorial elements of an architectural exhibition. Now, courtesy of a new partnership between Dion Neutra (Richard&rsquo;s long-time partner in the Neutra Office), California Architecture Conservancy (CAC) and the Neutra Office, those plans can serve as the basis for your new home.</p> <p> Neutra (1892-1970), who is perhaps the most important of the mid-century modernist architects, if not of the Twentieth Century as a whole, became famous for the simple geometries of his designs, which were often made of steel and glass, and the prefabricated elements that made them extremely easy to build with a modernist look. Several of his built designs were demolished or remodeled to the extent that they can no longer be considered true &ldquo;Neutras.&rdquo; And many more were drawn up, but neve...</p> Editor's Picks #298 Nam Henderson 2013-01-15T11:43:00-05:00 >2013-01-15T23:56:03-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 14-year battle over the fate of the modern structure at the heart of Gettysburg National Military Park is over, as the National Park Service will begin demolishing the Richard Neutra designed Cyclorama building as soon as February. A disappointed Donna Sink argued "How can destroying what is truly a unique piece of art while allowing KFC to be visible from the battleground furthering our appreciation of the tragedy of this battle?"</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>News</strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><br> Amy Worden explained that the 14-year battle over the fate of the modern structure at the heart of Gettysburg National Military Park is over, as the National Park Service will begin demolishing the Richard Neutra designed Cyclorama building as soon as February</a>.</p> <p> A disappointed <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a> argued "<em>I've said this elsewhere but I want to say it here too: Detractors claim that this building is insensitive because it was built on the actual battlefield where soldiers died.&nbsp; I can't disagree completely with that sentiment...How can destroying what is truly a unique piece of art while allowing KFC to be visible from the battleground furthering our appreciation of the tragedy of this battle?</em>".&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> reported <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the young Slovak firm, Nice Architects, has won the first prize in the architectural/urban design competition "Parkhill" aiming to transform the area of a former open air amphitheater in Bratislava, Slovakia</a>. Nice Architects' winning entry is a collaboration ...</p> Cyclorama building at Gettysburg will be demolished Archinect 2013-01-11T13:58:00-05:00 >2013-01-17T14:36:50-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="216" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The National Park Service said Thursday that it would begin demolishing the Cyclorama building as soon as February, clearing the site ahead of the 150th anniversary commemoration of the battle. The site will be restored to its 1863 appearance, complete with a period apple orchard and replicas of the wood fences that once crisscrossed the fields, park spokeswoman Katie Lawhon said. The massive painting that the building once housed has been separately preserved.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Architect Dion Neutra To Take His Famous Father's Work To Raleigh, NC kimweiss 2012-10-30T19:19:00-04:00 >2012-11-05T19:32:53-05:00 <img src="" width="220" height="293" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong><i>Triangle Modernist Houses continues the 2012 TalkModern Lecture Series. </i></strong></p> <p> October 30, 2012 (Raleigh, NC) &ndash; In 1949, <i>Time</i> magazine named modern master <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richard Neutra</a> (1892-1970) the second most important architect in America, second only to Frank Lloyd Wright. On Tuesday, November 13, at 7 p.m., <b>the master&rsquo;s son, architect Dion Neutra, AIA,</b> will discuss his father&rsquo;s celebrated work and philosophy when he presents &ldquo;Neutra Architecture: The View From Inside&rdquo; at the AIA North Carolina Center for Architecture and Design in downtown Raleigh.</p> <p> Dion&rsquo;s lecture is the second half of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Triangle Modernist Houses</a>&rsquo; 2012 TalkModern Lecture Series this fall entitled &ldquo;A Fistful of Neutras.&rdquo; His brother Raymond spoke in October.&nbsp;</p> <p> A partner in his father&rsquo;s firm, Dion will share his personal and professional views of the sensitivity to the relationship of man and nature that he and his father called bio-realism.</p> <p> &ldquo;The Neutras sounded the environmental alarm in the 1950s many years before ecology, ...</p> Fight over Gettysburg’s Cyclorama building may be near end Archinect 2012-09-04T19:43:00-04:00 >2012-09-04T21:42:48-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The National Park Service, which first announced plans to demolish the Cyclorama in 1999, has complied with a judge's order to complete a comprehensive review of the building and possible alternative, and has again arrived at the same conclusion: Tear it down.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Save the only Neutra In Pakistan Zehra Ahmed 2012-04-12T15:05:00-04:00 >2012-04-16T20:41:57-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> "In 1955, the US State Department commissioned Richard Neutra to design a new embassy in Karachi. Neutra's appointment was part of an ambitious program of architectural commissions to renowned architects, which included embassies by Walter Gropius in Athens, Edward Durrell Stone in New Delhi, Marcel Breuer in The Hague, Josep Lluis Sert in Baghdad and Eero Saarinen in London."&#8232;&#8232;</p> <p> Neutra referred to these other buildings as &ldquo;just pretty buildings&rdquo; and called his design as &ldquo;stripped for action&rdquo;. A slightly curved stately white rectangular slab punctuated with narrow rectangular windows suitable for Karachi&rsquo;s hot climate. A building which has seen a lot of activity, from International and State affairs to movie screenings, art openings and car bomb attacks in 2002 and 2006 which led to its eventual shut down to the public. It seems obvious that such a space be repurposed with the same energy it once had for local and international culture. Its demolition would not only mean the loss...</p> Newport Beach halts remodel of Richard Neutra building Archinect 2012-02-13T16:28:51-05:00 >2012-02-14T10:08:14-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Preservationist John Linnert, a Costa Mesa architect, noticed crews working on the upstairs interior in January and reported them to the city planning staff. He has kept a close watch on the building in recent years.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Sayonara Cyclorama? Nam Henderson 2012-01-05T09:02:43-05:00 >2012-01-06T09:46:03-05:00 <img src="" width="500" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Some have described the Cyclorama building on the Gettysburg battlefield as an eye sore and called for it to be demolished. But a group of architectural historians is organizing to preserve the building</p></em><br /><br /><p> Tim Prudente examines the fate of the modernist Cyclorama building in Ziegler's Grove, designed by architect Richard Neutra. The National Park Service is set to make a final decision on what to do with the building early this year. The Park Service wants to remove the building to restore important views of the battlefield, which could help visitors interpret the historic events. However, the Cyclorama building has been hailed by architects as one of the flagships of the "Mission 66" program, launched in the 1950s by President Eisenhower to modernize national parks and is one of the few still standing Neutra buildings. Therefore architectural preservationists and scholars have tried, without much success, to save the building.</p> Neutra's Kronish House gets a postponement on its demolishment Orhan Ayyüce 2011-08-03T18:19:30-04:00 >2011-08-14T11:19:58-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="298" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Bowing to community pressure, the owners of Richard Neutra's Kronish House in Beverly Hills have agreed to postpone its demolition until at least Oct. 10 to give preservationists a chance to devise a plan to save the residence. In a related and groundbreaking action, the Beverly Hills City Council early Wednesday asked the community's Planning Commission to devise a historic-preservation ordinance.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously.</a></p> 'nother Neutra slated to be demo'd Barry Lehrman 2011-07-25T14:55:17-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="317" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The [Kronish House]... has been "terribly neglected, but the bones are still there," said Dion Neutra, an architect who teamed up with his late father, Richard, on the project. "The new owner thinks it would be more valuable to tear it down and have empty land."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>