Archinect - News 2017-04-25T00:45:34-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150003779/waf-2017-announces-performance-as-theme-for-this-year-s-festival WAF 2017 announces "Performance" as theme for this year's festival Sponsor 2017-04-21T03:00:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T12:48:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wp/wpbfr0wqpjavzaoj.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/?utm_source=sponsoredpost2&amp;utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/wu/wub4dpnmobfmmx5i.png"></a><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/?utm_source=sponsoredpost2&amp;utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a>.</strong></em><p>The only global festival that combines awards, live judging, conferences and networking, the <a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/?utm_source=sponsoredpost2&amp;utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a>,&nbsp;has announced "Performance" as the theme for its tenth anniversary edition.&nbsp;</p><p>The notion of "performance" in architecture will be central to this year's World Architecture Festival seminar programme. Plus, the <a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/berlin-architect-tours?utm_source=sponsoredpost2&amp;utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architectural tours</a>&nbsp;will also be focused on "performance," with visits to Berlin's top performance venues including Hans Scharoun's Berlin Philharmonie, which inspired the concept of listening to music in the round when it opened in 1963.</p><p>Revealing the theme for 2017,&nbsp;<strong>WAF Programme Director, Paul Finch</strong>, commented: "This year we will examine the multiple aspects of "performance" that architecture has to embrace: aesthetic, technical, economic, and psychological.</p><p>We will be discussing buildings designed for performance &ndash; for example, theaters and concert halls &ndash; but also the role that buildings play in th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149998619/hugh-hardy-dies-at-the-age-of-84 Hugh Hardy dies at the age of 84 Nicholas Korody 2017-03-21T14:17:00-04:00 >2017-03-21T14:17:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gc/gcegx1roimd7jbwj.jpg" width="650" height="542" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Hugh Hardy, the architect best-known for his renovation of many of New York&rsquo;s most famous theatrical landmarks, passed away on Thursday at the age of 84 from a cerebral hemorrhage. He is survived by his wife, Tiziana Hardy.</p><p>Born on July 26, 1932 in Majorca, Spain to American parents, Hardy was raised primarily in New York. He attended Princeton where he earned a bachelor&rsquo;s degree in 1954 and a master of fine arts degree in 1956. Hardy served as a drafting instructor in the Army Corps of Engineers before working with Jo Mielziner, a theatrical and set designer.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3w/3wtwbw8cwq4pr6k7.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3w/3wsmrkbeu39fj5aq.jpg"></p><p>Among Hardy&rsquo;s many restoration and renovation projects are the New Victory Theater, the Majestic Theater, the Central Synagogue, the Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center and the Windows of the World at the top of the World Trade Center. Other notable projects include the Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, as well as the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), the Claire Tow Theater and 420 West 42nd Street, all in New York.</p><p>Hardy headed thre...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111493176/haworth-tompkins-everyman-theatre-wins-the-riba-stirling-prize-2014 Haworth Tompkins’ Everyman Theatre wins the RIBA Stirling Prize 2014 Justine Testado 2014-10-17T14:30:00-04:00 >2014-10-21T23:25:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fc/fctuoylzlczgve7y.jpg" width="650" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Haworth Tompkins architects spent nine years transforming the rundown historic Everyman Theatre in Liverpool into the building it is today. Those nine years were well worth it, as Haworth Tompkins just won the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize 2014 for the UK's best new building of the year.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kc/kcnaou4n1d1uon65.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gl/gl47mdsrmw8yf67n.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/16/161lsxtpcftty8dp.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zg/zgpqmbybkvl6zjps.jpg"></p><p>Find more photos and project details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/haworth_tompkins_everyman_theatre_wins_the_riba_stirling_prize_2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104407067/2014-riba-stirling-prize-shortlist-is-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist is revealed</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111259168/a-closer-look-at-unstudio-s-new-theatre-de-stoep-in-spijkenisse-the-netherlands A closer look at UNStudio’s new Theatre de Stoep in Spijkenisse, The Netherlands Justine Testado 2014-10-14T14:05:00-04:00 >2014-10-21T23:28:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j2/j28xsdkun8dymhxa.jpg" width="650" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the Dutch town of Spijkenisse, the Theatre de Stoep designed by UNStudio recently celebrated its grand public opening, not long after the theater was completely realized. Inspired by the type of liveliness only experienced through live theater performances, the new cultural theater features undulating edges and a striking color palette of white and vivid purple, and circular LED lights on its fa&ccedil;ade.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xj/xj08h44u9g197vnl.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kw/kwhekspdeitrngbf.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rm/rmax483sit5u22uw.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2n/2noz7l1lmb0jrhhb.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4r/4rrzbqet296xs4ta.jpg"></p><p>Check out a timelapse video of the theater's construction below. More details about the project on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/A_closer_look_at_unstudios_new_theatre_de_stoep_in_spijkenisse_the_netherla/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/72294463/tour-the-spectacular-new-mariinsky-theatre-with-architect-jack-diamond Tour the spectacular new Mariinsky Theatre with architect Jack Diamond Archinect 2013-05-01T13:50:00-04:00 >2013-05-06T13:29:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p3/p3gyev0pw7pr2emb.jpg" width="620" height="348" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It may seem surprising that a Canadian was chosen to design a Russian state-funded match for the historic Mariinsky Theatre. Gergiev, general and artistic director of the theatre, visited Diamond&rsquo;s Four Seasons Centre, home of the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, and was wowed. When Gergiev and Diamond met for dinner the following year, the two saw eye to eye on everything from acoustics to street continuity.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Jack Diamond, of Diamond Schmitt Architects, takes CBC on a tour of the new Mariinsky Theatre, to open tomorrow in St. Petersburg.</p> <p> More about the Mariinsky II can be found <a href="http://www.dsai.ca/projects/new-mariinsky-theatre-russia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on D+S's website</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/14846618/rafael-vi-oly-takes-the-opera-stage Rafael Viñoly Takes The Opera Stage Archinect 2011-07-27T12:52:00-04:00 >2012-11-15T00:35:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jd/jdu3czxqg8c49p0t.jpg" width="331" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Last week the architect Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly was speaking&mdash;not kindly&mdash;about colleagues of his who think they can do things besides make buildings. &ldquo;This is a profession,&rdquo; he said dryly, &ldquo;that generates an enormous amount of arrogance.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> <i>&ldquo;Architects feel empowered to give opinions about politics and sociology and philosophy without knowing much about it,&rdquo; Mr. Vi&ntilde;oly said by phone from Beijing, where his firm is building an engineering school. &ldquo;Kind of in the same way that they think they can design furniture or fashion or utensils for dining. I think architects tend to believe that they can almost do anything, which is a wonderful characteristic, but in some cases you just fall flat. Theatrical design is just a completely different vocabulary. It&rsquo;s a very, very difficult thing to do well.&rdquo;</i></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/36809/toronto-from-civic-to-culture Toronto: From Civic to Culture Mason White 2006-04-08T10:46:00-04:00 >2013-05-01T14:05:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e4/e4s8fbkh3e8atjzh.jpg" width="650" height="254" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Chris Hume delcares a renaissance in Toronto, but is unmoved by the new (Mall-like) Four Seasons Peforming Arts Centre. | <a href="http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&amp;c=Article&amp;cid=1144446610687&amp;call_pageid=968350130169&amp;col=969483202845" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">thestar</a></p> <p> by <a href="http://www.dsai.ca/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diamond Schmitt</a></p>