Archinect - News 2014-04-23T20:52:09-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/97656244/robert-hull-founding-partner-of-the-miller-hull-partnership-dies-at-68 Robert Hull, founding partner of The Miller Hull Partnership, dies at 68 Paul Petrunia 2014-04-09T17:55:00-04:00 >2014-04-09T17:55:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7q/7qi305e3r4zzyolg.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It is with great sadness that The Miller Hull Partnership today announces the recent passing of beloved colleague and founding partner, Robert Hull FAIA, from complications related to a stroke suffered while on sabbatical in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Robert Hull, the creative force behind the highly successful and deeply respected firm <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/49102156/the-miller-hull-partnership" target="_blank">The Miller Hull Partnership</a>, has passed away due to complications from a recent stroke. For the full release provided by the firm, click <a href="http://www.millerhull.com/media/News/Press/Announcement_Robert%20Hull.pdf" target="_blank">here</a> (PDF).</p><p>From their website...</p><p>As a founding partner of The Miller Hull Partnership, along with David Miller, Robert has been the creative force behind the majority of the firm&rsquo;s public projects and community buildings. An award-winning design architect, Robert&rsquo;s experience on a wide range of project types goes beyond meeting the program requirements. It is a search for ideal solutions.</p><p>Robert received a bachelor of architecture degree in 1968 from Washington State University, twice receiving the Student Distinction Award. From 1968 to 1972, Hull served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Afghanistan, where he designed and built the headquarters for the National Tourism Agency and helped establish a school of architecture at Kabul University.</p><p>After returning to the United ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96171793/in-memoriam-horace-havemeyer-iii In Memoriam: Horace Havemeyer III Paul Petrunia 2014-03-21T12:13:00-04:00 >2014-03-21T12:13:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/23/239687166bcb93b039905731d156fb3d.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Yesterday, March 19, Horace Havemeyer III, Metropolis&rsquo;s founding publisher passed away peacefully at his home in New York City. Death released him from the suffering brought on by complications from CIDP, a chronic neurological disorder that rendered him quadriplegic in mid-2011. He was 72.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Thanks for giving us Metropolis, Horace.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91160508/kathryn-findlay-recipient-of-the-2014-jane-drew-prize-dies-at-60 Kathryn Findlay, recipient of the 2014 Jane Drew Prize, dies at 60 Alexander Walter 2014-01-13T19:29:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T14:47:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sg/sg960yw8yhvokmwp.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>British architect Kathryn Findlay, Co-Founder and Principal Director of London-based Ushida Findlay Architects, has died. Findlay had been suffering from a brain tumor. Unaware of her recent passing, the jury of the 2014 Jane Drew Prize just announced her as this year's award recipient. The Prize, awarded annually by The Architects' Journal, recognized Kathryn Findlay &lsquo;for her outstanding contribution to the status of women in architecture.'</p></em><br /><br /><p> Findlay is most famous for her projects Truss Wall House (1993), Soft and Hairy House (1994), and, most certainly, the ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower, the UK's tallest sculpture and intergral part of the London 2012 Olympic Park.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wt/wto9s3bri6acwx3y.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/73/73wsp9u8du0jqixv.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ed/edkrplrblnsq3rsn.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91145072/madeline-arakawa-gins-visionary-architect-dies-at-72 Madeline Arakawa Gins, Visionary Architect, Dies at 72 Archinect 2014-01-13T14:41:00-05:00 >2014-01-13T14:41:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/32/32929d0280e41a33789575018ca9cac7.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Madeline Arakawa Gins, a poet-turned-painter-turned-architect who publicly forswore mortality &mdash; and whose buildings, by her own account, were designed to pre-empt death for those living in them &mdash; died on Wednesday in Manhattan. She was 72. The cause was cancer, said Joke Post, the manager for architectural projects at the Reversible Destiny Foundation, which Ms. Gins and her husband, the Japanese-born artist known simply as Arakawa, established in 1987.</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/84139981/in-memoriam-mark-and-lucas-benjamin-of-morley-builders In Memoriam: Mark and Lucas Benjamin of Morley Builders Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-10-14T14:11:00-04:00 >2013-10-16T11:50:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9a/9a4ou2abwb8xjhwm.jpg" width="514" height="565" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mark Benjamin, President and CEO of Santa Monica-based Morley Builders, died on September 29, 2013 in a tragic airplane accident that also took the life of his son Lucas Robert Benjamin and two other lives [...] A memorial service will be held for Mark and Luke on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 3:30 p.m., with a reception following, at the California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Morley Builders has given shape to many prominent Southern California structures, including the California Science Center, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, the Getty Villa, UCLA's Royce Hall, and the Geffen Playhouse. Mark Benjamin became CEO and President in 1981, and his son Lucas served as Senior Project Engineer.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/80609319/george-schipporeit-co-architect-of-chicago-s-lake-point-tower-has-died George Schipporeit, co-architect of Chicago's Lake Point Tower, has died Archinect 2013-08-29T18:23:00-04:00 >2013-09-04T00:24:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l5/l5x0msun78m9xyrp.jpg" width="200" height="267" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>George Schipporeit, co-architect of Chicago's suavely-curving Lake Point Tower, once the world's tallest all-residential building, has died.</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/76316610/rip-mark-fisher-we-will-rock-you RIP Mark Fisher: We Will Rock You. TED 2013-07-02T19:20:00-04:00 >2013-07-08T19:47:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mf/mfnwfj9d7lmyiz8o.jpg" width="458" height="586" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Anyone who has been to a Stones, U2, Queen, Pink Floyd Concert during the 80s 90s will certainly know the work of Mark Fisher who died 25 June.&nbsp; One of those special folks going through the AA and finding a place called home.&nbsp; We will miss you.</p> <p> He was known not only for his brilliance but the rapid deployability of stage/concert design logistics.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/75795477/henning-larsen-dies-at-87 Henning Larsen Dies at 87 Archinect 2013-06-24T12:48:00-04:00 >2013-06-25T13:39:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2v/2v2g7bfn4gzf05ih.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Iconic Danish architect Henning Larsen died in his sleep in his home in Copenhagen on Saturday, June 22, 2013. Henning Larsen was 87 years old.</p> <p> His firm <a href="http://www.henninglarsen.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Henning Larsen Architects</a> issued following statement:</p> <p> <em>In 1959, Henning Larsen founded his own architecture studio, and he was active for more than 50 years. Henning Larsen&rsquo;s life work counts a number of significant building works in Denmark and abroad. He was often described as a &ldquo;master of the light&rdquo;. From 1968 to 1995, he was a professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen.</em></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7w/7wvg3sowgneca5ik.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia, 1984)</p> <p> <em>Henning Larsen&rsquo;s significance for architecture goes far beyond his own projects. He has inspired generations of Danish and international architects with initiatives such as the architectural journal Skala, which he published for more than 10 years. His unique approach to architecture, combining a sharp artistic and analytical eye, allowed him to ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/75581546/interior-designer-eric-engstrom-of-fairfax-dies-at-70 Interior designer Eric Engstrom of Fairfax dies at 70 Archinect 2013-06-19T13:42:00-04:00 >2013-06-24T22:04:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4t/4te7y06y2xalarux.jpg" width="291" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Award-winning graphic and interior designer Eric Engstrom, retired founder of EDG Interior Architecture + Design in San Rafael, died Saturday at his home in Fairfax after a long battle with cancer. He was 70.</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/73363586/miami-herald-obituary-writer-pens-a-farewell-to-the-miami-herald-building Miami Herald obituary writer pens a farewell to the Miami Herald building Archinect 2013-05-17T13:52:00-04:00 >2013-05-27T20:37:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v5/v59k2v9hseppok7i.jpg" width="514" height="242" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One Herald Plaza, the bayfront behemoth from which generations of journalists fanned out across South Florida &mdash; and at times the world &mdash; to cover the news, passed into history on Thursday after succumbing to a real estate deal. &hellip; She was 60.</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/71757369/architect-rick-mather-has-died-at-the-age-of-75 Architect Rick Mather has died at the age of 75 Archinect 2013-04-22T15:10:00-04:00 >2013-04-22T16:23:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jf/jfk1yes7r6dwynjj.jpg" width="213" height="213" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Rick Mather on Saturday 20 April 2013 after a short illness.</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/71480011/pedro-ram-rez-v-zquez-mexican-architect-dies-at-94 Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, Mexican Architect, Dies at 94 Archinect 2013-04-18T12:28:00-04:00 >2013-04-18T22:00:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/81/815b2dcb73a9ef1d3fe11439f6096822.jpg" width="190" height="241" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Pedro Ram&iacute;rez V&aacute;zquez, the architect who led many of Mexico&rsquo;s landmark Modernist construction projects of the mid-20th century, including museums, the country&rsquo;s largest sports stadium and the shrine that attracts its most important religious pilgrimage, died on Tuesday, his 94th birthday, in Mexico City.</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/70939608/visionary-architect-paolo-soleri-has-died-at-93 Visionary architect Paolo Soleri has died at 93 Archinect 2013-04-09T17:45:00-04:00 >2013-04-15T20:12:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vr/vrmftqmsu1i4jv5o.jpg" width="514" height="359" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Visionary architect Paolo Soleri,the Italian-born designer of the experimental Arizona city near Cordes Junction called Arcosanti, died Tuesday. He was 93. Arcosanti officials confirmed the death in a statement. Soleri, one of the last living direct disciples of Frank Lloyd Wright, designed a $3.5 million pedestrian bridge in Scottsdale - Soleri Bridge &amp; Plaza, the only completed bridge of the hundreds he designed. It is located southwest of Camelback and Scottsdale roads.</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/66372426/balthazar-korab-r-i-p Balthazar Korab - R.I.P. Nam Henderson 2013-01-27T18:32:00-05:00 >2013-01-29T09:09:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4z/4z1udsf1wfcskiou.jpg" width="514" height="518" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;I am an architect with a passion for nature&rsquo;s lessons and man&rsquo;s interventions&rdquo; was how Mr. Korab described himself in a statement on his Web site, balthazarkorab.com.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Yesterday Jan 26th, David Dunlap reported that Balthazar Korab's death had been confirmed by his wife. Mr. Korab, one of the leading architectural photographers in the period after World War II, died on Jan. 15 in Royal Oak, Mich, at age 86.&nbsp;Mr. Korab&rsquo;s archive is housed at the Library of Congress.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/65033687/architecture-critic-ada-louise-huxtable-dies Architecture Critic Ada Louise Huxtable Dies Archinect 2013-01-07T19:22:00-05:00 >2013-01-07T19:23:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/29/298e9bd1acc14f274ab28d65e56d5666.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ada Louise Huxtable, the dean of American architecture critics, died Monday at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan. She was 91.</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/63409855/great-educator-alan-colquhoun-dies-aged-91 'Great educator' Alan Colquhoun dies aged 91 Archinect 2012-12-14T15:40:00-05:00 >2012-12-14T15:41:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2c/2cc22b8983f03ed1c3421daccb832be6.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Colquhoun (1921-2012) was credited with inspiring a generation of architects who he taught at the Architectural Association between 1957 and 64. He studied at the Edinburgh College of Art and AA before working for the London County Council in the 1950s. He started Colquhoun &amp; Miller, a partnership with architect John Miller, in 1961.</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/62860676/the-most-original-czech-architect-of-our-times-jiri-stritecky-58-passed-away-yesterday 'The most original Czech architect of our times', Jiri Stritecky, 58, passed away yesterday mala 2012-12-06T12:42:00-05:00 >2012-12-06T15:49:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yv/yvb06td62t4b838a.jpg" width="460" height="452" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"He was the most original architect of our times, in (Ceske) Budejovice, in the southern Czech region, even in the entire (Czech) Republic." Martin Krupauer "V sou&#269;asnosti to je nejorigin&aacute;ln&#283;j&scaron;&iacute; architekt, kter&yacute; v Bud&#283;jovic&iacute;ch, ji&#382;n&iacute;ch &#268;ech&aacute;ch i v cel&eacute; republice byl,"</p></em><br /><br /><p> Jiri Stritecky passed away at the young age of 58, in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic, of cancer.&nbsp; He was a partner, with Martin Krupauer, of the creative Czech architecture firm Atelier 8000. His ideas and approach to design were inspired by nature, and by his wonder and love of life itself.&nbsp; He will be missed by his colleagues, his friends around the world and his students.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/48460398/master-brazilian-architect-oscar-niemeyer-passes-away-at-104 Master Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer passes away at 104 Paul Petrunia 2012-12-05T19:16:00-05:00 >2012-12-06T17:34:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vi/vi4xilasjw0ggi6w.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>"I am not attracted to straight angles or to the straight line, hard and inflexible, created by man. I am attracted to free-flowing, sensual curves. The curves that I find in the mountains of my country, in the sinuousness of its rivers, in the waves of the ocean, and on the body of the beloved woman. Curves make up the entire Universe, the curved Universe of Einstein."</em> - Oscar Niemeyer, 2000, <em>The Curves of Time: The Memoirs of Oscar Niemeyer</em></p> <p> We are sad to announce that one of history's most talented, dedicated, inspirational, and passionate architects has passed away at the age of 104 years, 10 days before his 105th birthday. <a href="http://archinect.com/oscar-niemeyer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oscar Niemeyer</a> has been in and out of the hospital a number of times this year due to complications related to various health issues, while never letting his focus deviate from his life's work.</p> <p> Some photos of Oscar Niemeyer, and his work, throughout the years...</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q3/q31jllbpy7iu914a.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ir/iry5hu96enet057k.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vi/vi4xilasjw0ggi6w.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zl/zlgh7vuwb1t3zvxo.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4u/4ur9whfghgff055n.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wq/wqeluowaszr86iku.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/84/842hc8n39hy7267u.jpg" title=""><br> Ministries Esplanade with several of Niemeyer's buildings: the Nati...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/60801947/editor-s-picks-288 Editor's Picks #288 Nam Henderson 2012-11-05T23:50:00-05:00 >2012-11-26T19:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5i/5ig4pob14l2z64va.jpg" width="514" height="773" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In 2012, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/60584804/student-works-drx-2012-minimal-surface-highrise-structures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the DRX (The Design Research Exchange a non-profit residency program for researchers hosted by HENN Architekten) took place in Berlin from July 16th, 2012 through September 7th, 2012</a>. Participants included four invited DRX Experts and eight invited DRX Researchers all of whom focused on the topic Minimal Surface Highrise Structures. As part of the DRX 2012, three prototypic 500m (1,640ft) tall Highrise Structures were developed as so-called ProtoTowers.</p> <p> The latest edition of the <strong>Working out of the Box</strong> series <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/60372984/working-out-of-the-box-skip-schwartz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">features Skip Schwartz</a> who is currently the CEO of a heath care service/technology company that provides primary healthcare to people mostly on a virtual basis.&nbsp; The two main lessons that he gained from architecture school and the architecture industry were that "<em>Design counts</em>" and "<em>Project management counts</em>".</p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br> The world lost three very talented architects last week including, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/60369458/lebbeus-woods-dead-at-72" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lebbeus Woods</a> dead at 72, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/60245032/john-m-johansen-last-of-harvard-five-architects-dies-at-96" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John M. Johansen</a> the last surviving member of the Harvard...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/60500323/italian-architect-gae-aulenti-dies-at-85 Italian architect Gae Aulenti dies at 85 Archinect 2012-11-01T12:18:00-04:00 >2012-11-05T19:41:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ai/ai947mdvxkj8eial.jpg" width="514" height="355" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Italian architect, designer and teacher Gae Aulenti died late on Wednesday at her Milan home. She was 85 years old and had been ill for some time. Born in Palazzolo della Stella near the northern city of Udine, Aulenti trained as an architect at Milan's Polytechnical University graduating in 1959 and quickly became one of the few well-recognized women working in Italian postwar design.</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/60369458/lebbeus-woods-dead-at-72 Lebbeus Woods dead at 72 Gregory Walker 2012-10-30T12:46:00-04:00 >2012-11-12T21:32:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lk/lk0hlmx7hhl957pa.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Deeply sorry to have just heard that Lebbeus Woods, a true visionary architect and astonishing draftsman, died this morning. A great loss.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Michael Kimmelman, Architecture critic for the NY Times, is reporting this morning, via Twitter, that <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/65468/lebbeus-woods" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lebbeus Woods</a> died in his sleep last night in New York. Details are still emerging.&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k8/k8i1xoe03mhxe39g.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/60245032/john-m-johansen-last-of-harvard-five-architects-dies-at-96 John M. Johansen, Last of ‘Harvard Five’ Architects, Dies at 96 Archinect 2012-10-28T16:10:00-04:00 >2012-11-04T23:51:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fv/fvae4f5qkhtiw4vq.jpg" width="346" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>John M. Johansen, a celebrated Modernist architect and the last surviving member of the Harvard Five, a group that made New Canaan, Conn., a hotbed of architectural experimentation in the 1950s and &rsquo;60s, died on Friday in Brewster, Mass. He was 96.</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/59239435/brutalist-architect-ulrich-franzen-dies-at-91 Brutalist architect, Ulrich Franzen, dies at 91 Archinect 2012-10-13T18:46:00-04:00 >2012-10-16T05:16:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/91/91f0551074bd6a7e014eed7d9a8940e0.jpg" width="190" height="275" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Not everyone liked the skywalks, which connect buildings Mr. Franzen designed at Hunter College on Lexington Avenue. Neighbors lamented the loss of sunlight. But Mr. Franzen, a Modernist subscriber to the form-follows-function credo, considered them the functional equivalent of ivy-covered walkways for urban students. It would &ldquo;become the college community&rsquo;s main street,&rdquo; he wrote of the skywalk plan in 1972 in the college&rsquo;s student newspaper, &ldquo;well above rush-hour traffic at street level.&rdquo;</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/57960487/rip-bud-goldstone-the-hero-who-saved-watts-towers RIP Bud Goldstone, the Hero Who Saved Watts Towers Archinect 2012-09-24T20:32:00-04:00 >2012-09-25T18:34:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ck/cktdg4pr1figd6ll.jpg" width="514" height="373" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Bud Goldstone (1926-2012), a former aerospace engineer who worked for over 50 years to save Watts Towers, has died at the age of 86. In 1959 he devised the test to prove the Towers were structurally sound and stopped the City of Los Angeles from demolishing them. He was a founding member of the Committee for Simon Rodia's Towers in Watts, Inc., which successfully sued the city in 1985 to save the Towers from the city's neglect.</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/56637793/peter-shelton-architect-who-made-luxury-minimal-dies-at-67 Peter Shelton, Architect Who Made Luxury Minimal, Dies at 67 Archinect 2012-09-04T17:25:00-04:00 >2012-09-11T09:37:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c6/c6f84ec5c6a9812a36a4b44de0246072.jpg" width="190" height="274" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mr. Shelton and his longtime design partner, Lee Mindel, were known for a distinctive modernist aesthetic that blended clean lines with references to classical periods to create opulent settings. Their less-is-more sensibility became a hallmark for apartments ringing Central Park. &ldquo;Truly they were leaders in their field,&rdquo; said Margaret Russell, the editor in chief of Architectural Digest. &ldquo;They won pretty much every award a firm could win.</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/54404128/walter-pichler-an-artist-who-bucked-the-status-quo-dies-at-75 Walter Pichler, an Artist Who Bucked the Status Quo, Dies at 75 anthony dong 2012-07-29T18:27:00-04:00 >2012-07-31T23:03:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m0/m0f47830bx6yktcs.jpg" width="514" height="297" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mr. Pichler was a sculptor and illustrator whose ... architectural drawings were not just plans; they were also works of art in and of themselves. Other images &mdash; &ldquo;dream drawings,&rdquo; as he called them &mdash; were dark and psychologically loaded. His figures were often skeletal or robotic.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/64/647hszvjkipli6r6.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/52493340/gerhard-kallmann-brutalist-architect-dies-at-97 Gerhard Kallmann, Brutalist Architect, Dies at 97 Archinect 2012-06-26T18:01:00-04:00 >2012-06-29T11:25:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/df/dfee355d49470b734af822b60bc54f90.jpg" width="514" height="283" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gerhard Kallmann, the architect who, with Michael McKinnell, designed Boston City Hall, a hulking, asymmetrical, Modernist building that has been widely acclaimed by architects for half a century though disparaged by many Bostonians, died on Tuesday in Boston. He was 97.</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/52075670/g-nther-domenig-1934-2012 Günther Domenig (1934-2012) Archinect 2012-06-20T14:47:00-04:00 >2012-06-25T08:58:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ad/ad458557c1ab19e9597c35e44392496e.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;He was an extremely talented architect who deserved to be better known but he wasn&rsquo;t on the circuit and only spoke German,&rdquo; said former chair of architecture at the Bartlett, Peter Cook. &ldquo;In a way he was the architectural equivalent of Walter Pichler - he was an exponent of that kind of Austrian art. His bank was an extraordinary piece both formalistically and surface-wise.&rdquo;</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/46017274/hillman-curtis-a-pioneer-in-web-design-dies-at-51 Hillman Curtis, a Pioneer in Web Design, Dies at 51 Paul Petrunia 2012-04-23T13:58:00-04:00 >2012-04-23T14:04:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jy/jym0worzr93mt0xk.jpg" width="514" height="348" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hillman Curtis, a former rock musician who became a prominent first-generation Web designer and a visionary figure in the Internet&rsquo;s evolution from a predominantly text-based medium to the multimedia platform it is today, died on Wednesday at his home in Brooklyn. He was 51.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Very sad. <a href="http://hillmancurtis.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hillman Curtis</a> was an extremely talented designer that I closely followed while growing up in the web. Too young.</p> <p> Check out his <a href="http://hillmancurtis.com/artist-series/daniel-libeskind/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Artist Series" profile on Daniel Libeskind</a>.</p> <p> Also, <a href="http://urbanizedfilm.com/blog/remembering-hillman-curtis/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Remembering Hillman Curtis</a>, by Gary Hustwit, filmmaker of <em>Helvetica</em>, <em>Objectified</em> and <em>Urbanized</em>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/39001707/luis-moreno-mansilla-passed-away Luis Moreno Mansilla passed away facdat 2012-02-22T18:35:00-05:00 >2012-02-23T12:42:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o8/o8uh41ue64ejyjvk.jpg" width="300" height="407" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Spanish architect Luis Moreno Mansilla has passed away at the age of 53. Mansilla was a founding partner of Mansilla+Tu&ntilde;&oacute;n, whose work includes the Fine Arts Museum in Castell&oacute;n, the Auditorium of Leon, and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Castilla and Leon MUSAC, which received the Mies van der Rohe Prize. Mansilla, was a professor at the School of Architecture in Madrid, and had been a Visiting Professor at Princeton University.</p></em><br /><br /><p> This is incredibly sad. He was part of the most promising office in Spain. I saw him lecturing in Princeton while I was a student there, and he was extremely intelligent. But most of all he was a very kind soul, something difficult to find these days in this business. &nbsp;</p>