Archinect - News 2014-10-31T08:11:10-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/112498635/10x10-london-auction-renders-100-drawn-perspectives-around-the-shard 10x10 London auction renders 100 drawn perspectives around The Shard Justine Testado 2014-10-30T18:14:00-04:00 >2014-10-30T18:17:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ad/adz6txdwlb9tpl62.jpg" width="514" height="640" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>10x10 Drawing the City London is an annual fundraising event established by British architect <a href="http://www.makowerarchitects.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tim Makower</a> and organized by charity group <a href="http://www.article-25.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Article 25</a> that gets its name from the 100-square grid that captures one particular area in the city of London.</p><p>Each square of the grid is assigned to 100 participants, who are typically some of the U.K.'s most well-known and emerging architects, designers, and artists. Participants will then create and donate an original work of art inspired by the buildings and public spaces within their assigned square. For 2014, The Renzo Piano-designed Shard will be the center of the grid.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t7/t7xx0zjn4447auhp.jpg"></p><p>This year's set of participants include notable names and 10x10 favorites like <a href="http://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norman Foster</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/55220775/rogers-stirk-harbour-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ivan Harbour</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/109716704/o-donnell-tuomey-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sheila O'Donnell</a>, C.J. Lim, Piers Gough, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/11712/wilkinson-eyre-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris Wilkinson</a>, textile designer Celia Birtwell, artists Norman Ackroyd and Roger FitzGerald, and 10x10 founder Tim Makower himself.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6k/6kjs53cnp3grurtz.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1q/1qax7kptu4hmdwyf.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3g/3gst301ajgou2zqo.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sz/szcx3m1majjxvdf3.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fs/fs3r3agkconbin24.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vk/vktc2l510x6w65e0.jpg"></p><p>Online bidding for the art begins November 4 through November 25, followed by an exclusive evenin...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102869049/kickstart-this-archinect-s-kickstarter-picks-for-june-2014 Kickstart this! Archinect's Kickstarter picks for June 2014 Justine Testado 2014-06-30T14:07:00-04:00 >2014-06-30T14:08:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g1/g139bbmb6ji3vc2a.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Take a gander at our latest roundup of Kickstarter and crowdfunding projects for <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/pages/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's curated Kickstarter page</a>! Here are our picks for June 2014:</p><p><a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/45445701/sydney-opera-house-architectural-model-kit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Sydney Opera House Architectural Model Kit</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4t/4tuvtq7hcbhay0zp.jpg"></p><p>Marcus Bree of Brisbane-based <a href="http://www.littlebuildingco.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Little Building Co.</a> continues to showcase his talent in crafting exquisite 3D model kits of architectural icons with his Sydney Opera House Architectural Model Kit. After gaining approval and support from Jan Utzon (who is the son of the Opera House's architect J&oslash;rn Utzon), Bree set up a Kickstarter to fund the first 1,000 kits and other major production and marketing costs.</p><p><a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/30819482/circus-for-construction-wwstorefront-official-sele" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Circus for Construction: WWStorefront Official Selection</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/11/11na055kvyumb2se.jpg"></p><p>The Spectacle Syndicate's Circus for Construction is "a traveling event space for collecting, constructing, and exhibiting works of art and architecture". This traveling design circus -- which needs to actually be built -- has plans to stop by various cities on the U.S. Eastern Seaboard and host a variety of fun local public events for th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102632694/san-francisco-museum-nears-610-million-fundraising-goal San Francisco Museum Nears $610 Million Fundraising Goal Alexander Walter 2014-06-24T14:26:00-04:00 >2014-07-01T23:13:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0e/0e8921ad9d56194d2ff83d67a707843d.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>About $570 million, or 94 percent, has been raised by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art for its 235,000-square-foot (21,800-square-meter) expansion and to add $245 million to the museum&rsquo;s endowment. The $305 million wing designed by the Snohetta architecture firm is rising behind SFMOMA&rsquo;s current home, opened two decades ago in the technology-heavy South of Market area, or SOMA.</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/94517401/108-eighth-grade-students-design-their-school-s-library-in-berkeley 108 eighth-grade students design their school's library in Berkeley Justine Testado 2014-02-28T20:25:00-05:00 >2014-03-05T15:29:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zu/zu0uv42zbhjgltz8.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What good is a school without a library? A team of 108 eighth-grade students at <a href="http://www.realmcharterschool.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">REALM Charter School</a> in Berkeley, CA let their curiosity take the lead in designing their school's own reading space, which they call X-SPACE.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mq/mqamkoqjr97gmmvu.jpg"><br><br>X-Space started out as a school project in <a href="http://www.studio-h.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio H</a>, an in-school curriculum led by&nbsp;director Emily Pilloton and 8th-grade teacher Hallie Chen that lets students in grades 8-11 design and build in socially-engaged projects.<br><br>The idea and name of X-Space came from the students' desire for a place to study, to relax, to learn and discover "X"&nbsp;&mdash; the unknown. In short, they wanted a welcoming library space for fellow students at the growing charter school.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x6/x6wjt9e5ay8t0ltx.jpg"><br><br>Another product of the project is the X-shaped "STAX" shelving system the students helped construct. The stackable shelves were designed from low-tech 13-ply finished plywood and made using high-tech CNC technology with the help of Autodesk CEO Carl Bass.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vk/vkhrrgoofkash1gh.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hl/hldqnrqiytzi44sc.jpg"><br><br>Studio H launched a <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1903209704/xspace-a-library-designed-and-built-by-its-student" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a> on Feb. 25 and has already raised o...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88012506/kickstart-this-archinect-s-kickstarter-picks-for-november-december-2013 Kickstart this! Archinect's Kickstarter picks for November + December 2013 Justine Testado 2013-12-04T10:22:00-05:00 >2013-12-09T18:28:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y4/y4zy886yht5mka68.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> And just like that, it's already December. For the last two months of 2013, let's have a look at our favorite picks from <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/pages/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's curated Kickstarter page</a>.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ox/oxrnyaxbrdc1hiyh.jpg" title=""></p> <p> 1. <strong>'<a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/854812433/rem-rem-koolhaas-documentary" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">REM' - Rem Koolhaas Documentary by Tomas Koolhaas</a></strong><br> Directed by Rem's son, Tomas Koolhaas, this feature-length documentary has two shoots left before starting post-production. Tomas' architecture documentary branches out from the traditional approach of the film genre, featuring a behind-the-scenes look into the details of his father's work process as well as stories from everyday people that use his built projects.<br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fi/fi7tox0mv3bt8qjb.jpg" title=""><br> 2. <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/popupcity/the-pop-up-city-book" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The Pop-Up City Book by The Pop-Up City</strong></a><br> Jeroen Beekmans and Joop de Boer of the Amsterdam-based blog The Pop-Up City is finally at the brink of publishing their first book. Readers will get to flip through 260 pages of stories and colorful illustrations about the making of cities, design and culture.<br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nc/ncxq8f7uji9qg9ne.jpg" title=""></p> <p> 3. <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lindab/the-diy-concrete-house-ring" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The DIY Concrete House Ring by Linda Bennett</strong></a><br> The complex process of making used in the...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87689587/cooper-union-architecture-students-launch-campaign-to-preserve-free-education Cooper Union Architecture Students Launch Campaign To Preserve Free Education Apollo@Didyma 2013-11-29T17:07:00-05:00 >2013-12-01T00:35:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fp/fprdfg1j9je6m189.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Our goal is to raise $600,000 to cover the incoming students' tuition bills for one year while a long term solution is developed to sustain the Cooper Union's promise of free education.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Cooper Union students establish the 'One Year Fund'&nbsp;in an attempt to preserve the full-tuition scholarship policy at the historically free New York City school.</p> <p> The students of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of the Cooper Union, recognize that the institution faces a serious financial crisis that has prompted the administration to introduce tuition. Tuition compromises the meritocratic foundation of the school and undermines the social contract amongst students and faculty.</p> <p> This campaign is a student initiative from within the School of Architecture. The objective of the students involved is to provide the incoming undergraduate students with the equivalent financial support that the current students received upon their acceptance to the School in the form of merit based full-tuition scholarships to all admitted students.</p> <p> The campaign runs until January 6th, 2014.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.oneyearfund.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.oneyearfund.com</a>/</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87533281/upcoming-cal-poly-pomona-events-at-the-historic-neutra-vdl-house-in-l-a Upcoming Cal Poly Pomona events at the historic Neutra VDL House in L.A. Justine Testado 2013-11-27T15:14:00-05:00 >2013-11-28T12:33:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fr/fradoqn4d2yt04dn.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In need of weekend plans for December? Some fun Saturday events are happening at the Neutra VDL House in Los Angeles. If you're around the area, be sure to check 'em out!<br><br> Event details are right below:</p> <p> <strong>RELIER Fundraiser &amp; Cocktail Party</strong> <strong>| December 14</strong>, <strong>Doors open 4 p.m.</strong></p> <p> The RELIER team -- an alumni group from the Cal Poly Pomona architecture program -- would like to invite you to our Fundraiser &amp; Cocktail Party hosted at the historical VDL House.<br><br> Join RELIER for cocktails as we provide our vision and plans for the exhibition ahead. We will be hosting a silent auction, with items designed by various Cal Poly Alumni and faculty. All donations will go toward the production of RELIER 2014.</p> <p> Featured Artists include:</p> <p> <a href="http://www.2ndwnd.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manny Torres</a><br><a href="http://www.searchresq.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ando Pndlian</a><br><a href="http://www.bryonyroberts.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bryony Roberts</a><br><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/aowilcox/sets/72157630109061582/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andy Wilcox</a><br><a href="http://www.machineinspiredart.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIA Studio</a><br><a href="http://www.11dot1.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Axel Schmitzberger</a><br> and many more!</p> <p> For event tickets and additional information, visit <a href="http://www.relierexhibit.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.relierexhibit.com</a>.<br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Opening of Non-Mechanical Repetition Installations | December 7, 6 to 8 p.m.</strong></p> <p> Com...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85523504/la-forumfest-to-honor-michael-maltzan LA ForumFest to honor Michael Maltzan Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-11-01T15:02:00-04:00 >2013-11-04T22:22:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e5/e5t7e7t2t64p1sck.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Celebrating over 25 years of educational and advocacy work, the <a href="http://laforum.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design</a> will honor architect Michael Maltzan, FAIA, of <a href="http://www.mmaltzan.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Maltzan Architecture</a> at their annual <a href="http://laforum.org/content/special-events/forumfest-2013" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ForumFest</a>. The LA Forum is a discussion platform for local architecture and urbanism, where design professionals and the general public alike can reflect on the nature and impact of architecture in Los Angeles.</p> <p> Michael Maltzan was a natural choice for this year's ForumFest honoree -- established in Los Angeles since 1995, his firm embraces the diverse, sometimes contradictory Los Angeles landscape, while retaining a recognizable personality and form specific to his practice. He has also contributed to the architectural discourse on Los Angeles through multiple essays and critical pieces. Maltzan is perhaps most well-known in Los Angeles for his work with the <a href="http://www.skidrow.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skid Row Housing Trust</a>, as well as his many architectural and urban planning projects at the intersection of education...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/60989757/architects-artists-create-lights-for-mak-center-auction Architects, artists create lights for MAK Center auction Archinect 2012-11-08T17:34:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T03:29:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8z/8z815znjyvgwmtt6.jpg" width="338" height="600" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Some of L.A.&rsquo;s best known architecture firms and artists have designed one-of-a-kind lamps to be auctioned Nov. 2 at a fund-raiser for the MAK Center in West Hollywood. Among those who designed, produced and donated their work for the event, dubbed &ldquo;Light My Way, Stranger&rdquo;: Ball-Nogues Studio, Cory Buckner, Ehrlich Architects, Hodgetts &amp; Fung, Eric Owen Moss, Barbara Bestor, Dewey Ambrosino, Liz Larner and Sam Durant.</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>