Archinect - News 2014-09-21T22:30:36-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/105547048/archtober-design-festival-for-nyc-kicks-off-today-august-1-at-12-noon ARCHTOBER Design Festival for NYC Kicks Off Today, August 1, at 12 noon ccsullivan 2014-08-01T13:27:00-04:00 >2014-08-01T14:37:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ps/ps53bfjykyfgque0.jpg" width="514" height="233" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Archtober is a collaborative initiative of the AIA New York Chapter, the Center for Architecture, and over fifty other organizations focused on the built environment," says Cynthia Kracauer, AIA New York managing director. "The flagship program is the Building of the Day, one for each of the thirty-one days of October."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Today the AIA New York is hosting a "Summer Live Tweet" event at 12:00 noon at the Public Theater in New York City's Astor Place to launch <a href="http://www.archtober.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archtober</a>, the monthlong, citywide design festival.</p><p>The host, AIA New York, has offered free ice cream from <a href="http://eatcoolhaus.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Coolhaus</a> for anyone who tweets the event.</p><p>The reason the event is at The Public Theater is that it's the first announced "Building of the Day" for Archtober, set for a ticketed tour on October 1, the festival's first day.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8d/8dra2hp9529gp6co.jpg"></p><p><strong>About Archtober:</strong><br>For anyone who loves architecture and design, New York in October offers crisp, pretty fall days -- and the biggest citywide design festival in the United States. The fourth annual Archtober Architecture and Design Month, led by the AIA New York and with 40-plus participating organizations, will take over the city.</p><p>Today's official kickoff for Archtober 2014 is called&nbsp;the Summer Live Tweet, and it takes place from 12-1:00pm, with FREE ice cream sandwiches by Brooklyn's architecturally inspired dessert-maker, Co...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105359871/reality-check-shanghai Reality Check Shanghai Metropolitan Monk 2014-07-30T01:08:00-04:00 >2014-08-05T19:42:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qt/qtgqvcpai26tbys1.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In celebratory June-July 2014 issue of <a title="MARK Magazine #50 Jun-Jul14 | Frameweb" href="http://www.frameweb.com/magazines/mark/mark-50" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mark magazine #50</a>, <a title="MovingCities | website" href="http://movingcities.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MovingCities</a> published &lsquo;<strong><a title="Reality Check Shanghai | MARK Magazine#50 | MovingCities" href="http://movingcities.org/bertdemuynck/on-china/reality-check-shanghai-mark-magazine50/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Reality Check Shanghai</a></strong>&lsquo; revisiting three Shanghainese buildings previously published and applauded in Mark: the <a title="Himalayas Centre | website" href="http://zendaihimalayas.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Himalayas Centre</a> by <a title="Arata Isozaki | website" href="http://www.isozaki.co.jp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arata Isozaki</a>, the 2010 Shanghai World Expo site and the <a title="Giant Interactive Group&rsquo;s headquarters | Morphosis" href="http://morphopedia.com/projects/giant-interactive-group-corporate-headqu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Giant Interactive Group&rsquo;s headquarters</a> by <a title="Morphosis | website" href="http://www.morphosis.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morphosis</a>. <em>What has become of them?</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uk/uk1j2253fzbvi8rs.jpg"></p><p>Excerpt from &lsquo;<strong><a title="Reality Check Shanghai | MARK Magazine#50 | MovingCities" href="http://movingcities.org/bertdemuynck/on-china/reality-check-shanghai-mark-magazine50/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Reality Check Shanghai</a></strong>&lsquo;:</p><p>" Making architecture in China is not easy; occupying it is even more difficult. In recent years, amazing stories have appeared in various media about China&rsquo;s shoddy construction culture, copycat designs, empty icons, and building projects apparently doomed to remain unfinished forever. [...] The area where once the European, Asian and American pavilions were located is in a serious state of disrepair. The French pavilion seems to be under (re)construction, the skin of <a title="EMBT | website" href="http://www.mirallestagliabue.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EMBT</a>&rsquo;s Spanish pavilion has been removed, some of the Portuguese pavilion&rsquo;s cork has disappeared, and a few of my favourites &ndash; pavilions ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92013376/architecture-and-the-unspeakable-3-teaser-release Architecture and the Unspeakable 3 - Teaser Release johnszot 2014-01-24T20:34:00-05:00 >2014-01-28T15:10:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8o/8ov0an7h1e1x2gf3.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Today we released a teaser for the last installment of the Architecture and the Unspeakable video series. The full video is set to premiere in Chicago on April 8th as part of the MAS CONTEXT Spring talks for 2014. See <a href="http://www.mascontext.com/news/mas-context-2014-spring-talks/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this</a>&nbsp;for more details.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87916031/cornell-design-students-conceived-hub-for-college-of-human-ecology Cornell Design Students conceived hub for College of Human Ecology Bill Caplan 2013-12-02T15:05:00-05:00 >2013-12-02T15:05:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6e/6e9hpst9r96e06i8.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For help designing the College of Human Ecology's newest community space at Cornell, college leaders turned to a team of in-house experts: 10 senior interior design students in its Department of Design and Environmental Analysis. The 5,000-plus square foot Human Ecology Commons, which connects Martha Van Rensselaer Hall and the new Human Ecology Building opened . . . and has quickly become the hub of the college.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>Design and Environmental Analysis</strong> at <strong>Cornell University </strong>is doing some amazing things that bring architecture, engineering and the sciences together through the lens of Human Ecology.&nbsp;<strong>&nbsp;</strong>The<strong> DEA </strong>department<strong> </strong>is a&nbsp;very impressive&nbsp;program&nbsp;at the <strong>College of Human Ecology, </strong>an important transdisciplinary program of great interest to those studying architecture, engineering&nbsp;and the sciences.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86057101/ruedi-baur-architectural-and-urban-inscriptions Ruedi Baur: Architectural and Urban Inscriptions New School Communications 2013-11-08T10:59:00-05:00 >2013-11-11T22:12:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mj/mjoprl8z02aglnkf.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ruedi Baur will discuss, based on examples, the necessary synergy between designers, architects, landscape architects and lighting designers to create a city that goes beyond functionality to improve the quality of life for everyone.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The Type Directors Club and Parsons The New School for Design present Ruedi Baur: Architectural and Urban Inscriptions, a presentation by this leading European designer on the occasion of his first major U.S. commission, a wayfinding system for The New School&rsquo;s University Center, a new campus center designed by Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill that will open in January 2014.</p> <p> Baur will present his approach to the question of orientation and identification of public institutions. He will share his thoughts about information design in a society dominated by commercial signs. He will discuss, based on examples, the necessary synergy between designers, architects, landscape architects and lighting designers to create a city that goes beyond functionality to improve the quality of life for everyone.</p> <p> Baur will be introduced by Tim Marshall, Provost of The New School, who will speak briefly about the university&rsquo;s commissioning of Baur and his studio, Int&eacute;gral Paris, for this landmark projec...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85972778/a-profession-almost-as-white-as-the-walls A profession almost as white as the walls. Gregory Walker 2013-11-07T09:46:00-05:00 >2013-11-14T14:24:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/va/vaqt0swoh65y1ftc.jpg" width="514" height="778" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"The differences in unemployment rates, participation rates, and average earnings between whites, blacks, and Hispanics aren't just stark. They're also sturdy, rarely yielding over the last 40 years. Whites account for about 81 percent of the workforce. But there are 33 occupations counted by the BLS (particularly those on farms, around heavy machines, in doctor's offices, and in C-suites) where whites officially account for nine in ten of all workers, or more. Here they are."</p></em><br /><br /><p> while my own experience doesn't fully bear this out, it's sadly not surprising to see us end up on a list like this (if the numbers are true). in short, yes, it seems fully plausible that our profession is really as white as the walls we paint.&nbsp;</p> <p> i'm not teaching on a full time basis any more - can people please give me some hope that the generations coming through reflect a little more color variation? pretty please?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85780576/abitare-china-34-hutong-adaptation Abitare China#34 | HUTONG/adaptation Metropolitan Monk 2013-11-04T23:36:00-05:00 >2013-11-04T23:39:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pr/prft7dngmdz6hpis.jpg" width="514" height="189" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> ABITARE China magazine invited <a href="http://movingcities.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MovingCities</a> to guest edit its 34th issue on the topic of "(re) Design Heritage &ndash; Strategies of Urban Renewal and the Chinese City." Published in October 2013, MovingCities took this opportunity to address one of the most urgent issues to discuss when dealing with the urban, architectural, cultural, social and economical development of China and the city of Beijing &#21271;&#20140;: heritage, preservation, adaptive strategies and the hutong &#32993;&#21516;.</p> <p> Formal definition of hutong: <em>Hutongs are a type of narrow streets or alleys, most commonly associated with Beijing, China. In Beijing, hutongs are alleys formed by lines of siheyuan, traditional courtyard residences. Many neighbourhoods were formed by joining one siheyuan to another to form a hutong, and then joining one hutong to another. The word hutong is also used to refer to such neighbourhoods.</em></p> <p> MovingCities choose "<a href="http://movingcities.org/movingmemos/hutong-adaptation-abitare-china/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HUTONG /Adaptation</a>" as the unifying theme for this themed issue, wishing to approach this much debat...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85532371/luminous-talks Luminous Talks New School Communications 2013-11-01T16:36:00-04:00 >2013-11-01T17:09:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/il/il5y1tjzhas1kmhp.jpg" width="450" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> On November 8, Philips and Parsons The New School for Design will bring together architects, lighting designers and researchers for a symposium on the dualistic relationship between natural light and the latest electric lighting technologies, and the influence these systems have on human well being. The event is part of Luminous Talks, a programming series now in its second year, which was developed by Philips and Parsons to inspire dialogue around relevant topics in the field. This year&rsquo;s theme, Nature and Man-Made, builds on last year&rsquo;s focus on human health and well being to consider the human presence amidst these forces and their psychological and physiological impact.</p> <p> The November 8 event will feature presentations by:</p> <ul><li> George Craford, a research scientist and lighting fellow at Philips, whose work focuses on LED technology, who will discuss the history, evolution and future trends of LED technology the design possibilities they enable for architects and lighting designe...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/85320829/plan-to-raze-five-paul-rudolph-buildings-in-buffalo Plan to Raze Five Paul Rudolph Buildings in Buffalo davvid 2013-10-30T10:55:00-04:00 >2013-11-04T23:02:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aw/awrymvmnja575rzz.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Buffalo Planning Board will be reviewing plans to construct 48 apartments in eight new buildings next week. The complex at 270 Niagara Street sits in the shadow of City Hall. It currently contains 472 units on 9.5 acres and was completed in 1972.</p></em><br /><br /><p> On Nov 6, 2013 in Buffalo the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.city-buffalo.com/files/1_2_1/city_departments/SPlanning/Planning/Agendas2013/Meeting1161.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">City Planning Board</a> will meet to review plans submitted by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.norstarcompanies.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norstar Development </a>that will&nbsp;demolish five buildings of the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Rudolph_(architect)" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Rudolph</a>-designed Shoreline Apartments to make room for eight new residential buildings. The is being described as "Phase 1," and the details of the later phases have not yet been made public.</p> <p> The Shoreline Apartments project was designed by Paul Rudolph and completed in 1974. It was featured in the September 1972 edition of Architectural Record.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/84452042/what-starbucks-gets-that-architects-don-t What Starbucks Gets that Architects Don’t Nam Henderson 2013-10-18T15:00:00-04:00 >2013-10-24T15:30:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f8/f84pidohbf3zopl9.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The round tables at Starbucks were the result of asking the question how do we want people to feel before considering what do we want them to do...Form follows feeling.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Christine Outram (currently the Senior Inventionist at Deutsch LA.) penned an essay regarding what architects can learn from Starbucks, when it comes to human centered design. Specifically, in terms of user research, ethnography etc.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/83211336/jerde-designed-mandarin-in-sochi-marks-first-open-air-lifestyle-village-of-its-kind-in-russia Jerde-designed Mandarin in Sochi marks first open-air lifestyle village of its kind in Russia Ashley Greer 2013-10-02T14:09:00-04:00 >2013-10-07T21:22:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z8/z8t3sks1kwn42j4e.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Designed by international architecture and urban design firm, The Jerde Partnership, on behalf of Expo LLC, Mandarin is the first and only outdoor lifestyle entertainment center in Russia.&nbsp; Set within the country&rsquo;s largest resort city, between the Mzymta River and Black Sea, Mandarin is a new town center of beachfront entertainment attractions for the nearly 100,000 Adler district residents, nearly 450,000 Sochi residents, and approximately 2.5 million annual visitors. In addition to providing an important celebration and gathering space during the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics, Mandarin serves as a vibrant, open-air entertainment village, a first to market concept for the local community, that will promote year-round activity and enhance the region as an international resort destination.</p> <p> <img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xn/xniufswgjgh4gupt.jpg"></p> <p> Jerde&rsquo;s design fulfills the developer&rsquo;s objective to &lsquo;bring the world to Sochi&rsquo; with a mixture of top restaurants, fashion retail, casual eateries, entertainment venues and gathering places....</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/81097691/thresholds-marks-the-unmarked-at-kent-cemetery ‘Thresholds’ marks the unmarked at Kent cemetery Bradly Gunn 2013-09-05T14:20:00-04:00 >2013-09-06T11:32:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k1/k1fz0uf4tsh73mif.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;It is amazing to realize you could walk around the site not knowing if there is a body underneath you,&rdquo; Nelson said. &ldquo;How do you commemorate that?&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> Of the approximately 200 people buried at Saar Pioneer Cemetery, there are 89 unmarked graves, each&nbsp;unable to inform visitors of their presence and the role they played in Kent history. Collaborative artists&nbsp;Frances Nelson and Bradly Gunn seek to mark the unmarked by creating a series &ldquo;thresholds&rdquo; to walk under&nbsp;and pass through, as an acknowledgement of the final resting place of Kent&rsquo;s founding pioneers.&nbsp;</p> <p> THRESHOLDS is generously supported by 4Culture&rsquo;s Site Specific Program and the University of&nbsp;Washington&rsquo;s College of Built Environment&rsquo;s Digital Fabrication Lab, with additional support from McLendon&nbsp;Hardware, Dunn Lumber and Miller Paint Co.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78832523/an-interview-with-indonesian-architect-andra-matin An interview with Indonesian architect Andra Matin Metropolitan Monk 2013-08-06T16:35:00-04:00 >2013-08-14T12:00:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ei/eifl2wpejrs8q8n6.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A major force within contemporary Indonesian architecture, the soft-spoken man is recognized as the helmsman of a generation of independent architects, yet hardly anyone outside his native country knows his name. Locally celebrated but internationally undiscovered, Matin was one of the first Indonesian architects to establish an independent practice after the fall of Suharto in 1998.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://www.frameweb.com/magazines/mark/mark-44" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mark magazine #44</a> (June-July 2013) put the spotlight on the architectural scene in Indonesia. <a href="http://movingcities.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MovingCities</a> contributed with <a href="http://movingcities.org/interviews/andra-matin-mark-magazine-2013/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">an interview with leading Indonesian architect Andra Matin</a> who is hailed as &lsquo;<em>a well kept secret in the architecture world</em>&rsquo;. An extract:</p> <p> A major force within contemporary Indonesian architecture, the soft-spoken man is recognized as the helmsman of a generation of independent architects, yet hardly anyone outside his native country knows his name. Locally celebrated but internationally undiscovered, Matin was one of the first Indonesian architects to establish an independent practice after the fall of Suharto in 1998. (...) Andra Matin&rsquo;s portfolio is vast and diverse. He designs houses, museums, galleries, restaurants, public parks, mosques and artist studios. (...) In 2011 Rem Koolhaas visited Matin&rsquo;s office and future home. &lsquo;<em>I didn&rsquo;t understand why he wanted to see my house. The day before he arrived, he saw another project of mine, the Winfred House, wher...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78820430/what-happens-when-we-ask-writers-to-try-their-hand-at-architecture What happens when we ask writers to try their hand at architecture? anthony dong 2013-08-06T11:26:00-04:00 >2013-08-14T11:30:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vf/vfqu87lxbjvivknn.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Great architects build structures that can make us feel enclosed, liberated or suspended. They lead us through space, make us slow down, speed up or stop to contemplate. Great writers, in devising their literary structures, do exactly the same. So what happens when we ask writers to try their hand at architecture?</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/78307054/beyond-the-pritzker-what-s-next-for-women-in-architecture Beyond the Pritzker: What's Next for Women in Architecture? Places Journal 2013-07-30T20:07:00-04:00 >2013-07-31T12:44:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fd/fdgq78gxedqhgbze.jpg" width="514" height="628" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>My own conviction is that the most meaningful prolonged response to the Pritzker &mdash; but much more, to the entrenched discrimination it both reflects and reinforces &mdash; will involve political action directed toward measureable change. It will involve ramping up the current professional and cultural conversation &mdash; now focused on sharing experiences, promoting awareness, influencing leaders in the field &mdash; and articulating specific goals, definable outcomes.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Lately the subject of women's status in architecture &mdash; long dismissed as essentialist and unnecessary &mdash; has bounded back onto the agenda. As recent articles, books, exhibitions, online discussions and petition campaigns all attest, the full integration of the profession remains a fraught and unfinished business. Nancy Levinson, editor of Places Journal, argues that it's time to engage the larger sphere of political activism &mdash; to translate the widespread awareness of tenacious inequality into an ongoing campaign with concrete goals.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/75447162/indestructible-home-in-berkeley-ca-inspired-by-sea-creatures-and-dinos Indestructible Home in Berkeley, CA Inspired by Sea Creatures and Dinos DianePham 2013-06-17T15:00:00-04:00 >2014-08-27T11:24:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ar/ardbmvg0cuczxecp.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Nicknamed &ldquo;The Fish House&rdquo; by locals, the Tsui House built by architect Eugene Tsui is touted by its creator as the one of the world&rsquo;s safest dwellings. The design is based upon a small and segmented water creature known as a tardigrade, and also features a few architectural elements inspired by dinosaur physiology.</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/73058883/gold-coast-northern-rivers-regional-architecture-awards-winners Gold Coast/Northern Rivers Regional Architecture Awards Winners Anna Johnson 2013-05-13T17:06:00-04:00 >2013-05-21T18:08:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ym/ym8tg6z2k2dfgkyb.jpg" width="514" height="491" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A joint venture between PDT, STH and HASSELL, and a separate project by dm2architecture, have taken top honours in the 30th Australian Institute of Architects&rsquo; 2013 Gold Coast/Northern Rivers Regional Architecture Awards.</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/72308546/architecture-as-child-s-play Architecture as Child's Play Places Journal 2013-05-01T19:31:00-04:00 >2013-05-06T13:28:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iv/iv1v5lj8e9s0ekf0.jpg" width="514" height="355" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At university, students from other courses felt that we in architecture weren&rsquo;t really studying at all; to them the studio seemed like some kind of uber-kindergarten, legitimated for academic credit.... The architecture profession seemed from the outside, and perhaps even to us on the inside, to promise an idyllic eternal childhood of balsa and glue and gee-whiz drawings on computers.</p></em><br /><br /><p> On Places, Naomi Stead discusses the popular conception of architecture as a kind of "child's play."</p> <p> What do dollhouses and architectural models have in common? Why should we care about Lego Architecture and Architect Barbie and the romantic depiction of architects in Hollywood movies?</p> <p> She concludes: "If the profession of architecture is constructed from the outside as an escapist daydream, available for the idle fantasizing and wish-fulfillment of all, then this leaves the whole profession operating inside a doll&rsquo;s house: idyllic, hermetic and controlled, but largely powerless to act in the actual world."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/72101910/hitler-s-words-into-stone-can-architecture-itself-be-fascist Hitler's Words Into Stone. Can architecture itself be fascist? Bryan Finoki 2013-04-28T00:06:00-04:00 >2013-05-06T09:24:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ii/iiiv12swl7ev1lfy.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rather elegant," intoned the white-haired figure at the podium. He was speaking of Adolf Hitler's Reich Chancellery, designed in 1938 by Albert Speer. Up next on the screen was the Nuremberg Party Rally Grounds where brown-shirted Nazis paraded en masse. "I think it is really great architecture," said the lecturer. "You take off the swastikas, and you can admire it without feeling guilty."</p></em><br /><br /><p> As you might expect, "Audience members shifted awkwardly in their seats, and a few walked out to protest the remarks by L&eacute;on Krier, opening a conference on Berlin at the Yale School of Architecture in February." &nbsp;Anyone manage to actually be there for this, or have any follow-up?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/70238960/shedding-its-fusty-architectural-past-philly-welcomes-nordic-starchitect-sn-hetta Shedding its Fusty Architectural Past, Philly Welcomes Nordic Starchitect Snøhetta nextcity 2013-03-28T19:40:00-04:00 >2013-07-12T12:31:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eq/eqyaixc7444goudu.jpg" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The latest evidence of Philadelphia&rsquo;s architectural comeback? The Norwegian architecture firm Sn&oslash;hetta is coming to town for a project at Temple University. &ldquo;We have a fantastic tradition of quality architeture and urbanism in Philadelphia, but we do go through low ebbs in that tradition,&rdquo; says Harris Steinberg, the executive director of PennPraxis, the clinical arm of the University of Pennsylvania&rsquo;s School of Design.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The Norwegian architecture firm <a href="http://www.snohetta.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta</a> has designed some of the most notable buildings and public spaces in the world over the last 15 years. The new <a href="http://www.arcspace.com/features/snoehetta/oslo-opera-house/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oslo Opera House</a>. Egypt&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.panoramio.com/photo/85018759" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bibliotheca Alexandrina</a>. A reconfigured <a href="http://nymag.com/arts/architecture/features/times-square-2012-4/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Times Square</a> in New York, and a massive expansion of the <a href="http://archrecord.construction.com/news/2011/11/SFMOMA-Expansion.asp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">San Francisco Museum of Modern Art</a>.</p> <p> Next up? Temple University&rsquo;s library, on a still-gritty stretch of Broad Street between Montgomery and Norris in North Philadelphia. Sn&oslash;hetta director and co-founder Craig Dykers is delivering a <a href="http://templeperformingartscenter.org/events/2013/2013-temple-university-architecture-alumni-lecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">lecture</a> on campus next week, sharing some of his firm&rsquo;s work with Temple students and a general audience of designers, architects and urbanists.</p> <p> Dykers might shed some light on Sn&oslash;hetta&rsquo;s early stage thinking for the library project, but design work has not yet begun, so don&rsquo;t expect any renderings.</p> <p> Even so, Dykers is likely to address a full house. The Oslo-based firm, which was featured in a glowing 5,400-word <a href="http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/01/21/130121fa_fact_owen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>New Yorker</em> profile</a> in January, is very much in vogue. Plenty of its...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/70025312/navarra-spain-welcomes-redesigned-parliament Navarra, Spain Welcomes Redesigned Parliament Anna Johnson 2013-03-25T15:48:00-04:00 >2013-04-01T19:23:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kv/kvlj56e0pvlxh4ho.jpg" width="514" height="399" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A previously historic government building has now become the centre of the Parliament of Navarra, Spain. Designed by Otxotorena Arquitectos, the redevelopment project was part of plans to restore the 19th century Audiencia Building of Pamplona. Covering 11,062 square metres, the &euro;9 million redevelopment project has drawn attention for its architectural aesthetics which incorporate a new glass skin into the parliament building.</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/67929124/south-brisbane-welcomes-twin-tower-development South Brisbane Welcomes Twin Tower Development Anna Johnson 2013-02-19T20:52:00-05:00 >2013-02-24T18:57:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fh/fhawec7qzf3jgesz.jpg" width="514" height="388" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>South Brisbane&rsquo;s renewal is well underway and the suburb could soon become home to a landmark $50 million twin tower development known as Arena. The contemporary 12-floor twin tower apartment buildings is slated for 9 Edmonstone Street and has been designed to allow pedestrian access to Browning Street via a dedicated cross block link.</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/67600416/sydney-s-new-icon-barangaroo Sydney’s New Icon | Barangaroo? Anna Johnson 2013-02-15T15:06:00-05:00 >2013-02-28T23:29:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ut/ut2ovowd2oz4o6yd.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Billionaire businessman, James Packer has shortlisted four of the world&rsquo;s best architects (Adrian Smith + Gill Architecture, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Renzo Piano and Wilkinson Eyre Architects) to bid to design and build the urban masterpiece that will be Crown Sydney. The proposed $1 billion six-star Crown Sydney resort will be a dramatic addition to Sydney&rsquo;s skyline and be built across a giant 6,000 square metre site in Barangaroo.</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/67340923/zip-studio400-book-show-installation-by-cal-poly-students ZIP: Studio400 book show installation, by Cal Poly students Hao Phung 2013-02-11T11:39:00-05:00 >2014-05-03T23:04:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dp/dpnqonsvob512j9w.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> A quarter of a million zip ties altered a gallery into a bristled vortex of swirling, cavernous zip tie fabric magnified through reflective cellophane and augmented by subtle changing color. ZIP expresses the story of collaborative effort through research, acquisition, design, and construction of an environment designed as haptic reading room. Designed as an experience to exhibit thesis books, Professor Karen Lange&rsquo;s fifth year studio (Studio400) at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo, was assigned a collaborative installation project to showcase their previous personal research and transition into the design phase of their individual thesis projects.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1q/1q67gk0d9uiroglx.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Nineteen students worked tirelessly through the zipping, snipping, and stitching of the zip ties together composing an intricate three-dimensional fabric that could be swirled onto itself to create multiple experiences within a small storefront space. Entry portal, tubular book receptacles, undula...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/67066965/design-for-an-aging-population Design for an Aging Population Anna Johnson 2013-02-06T23:23:00-05:00 >2013-02-12T16:39:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kc/kcqxnwzgy2sb5t5e.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new multidisciplinary field has emerged in several universities in which sociologists, psychologists and urban planners work to tailor architectural designs to seniors as that demographic continues to grow. In America, 54 million people are over the age of 55 and that number is predicted to increase over the next 30 years by nearly 50 per cent. Despite most people&rsquo;s desire to age in their own homes, most will be required to seek alternative arrangements.</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/66170117/architects-engineers-selected-for-john-tyler-community-college-phase-iii Architects, Engineers Selected For John Tyler Community College Phase III kimweiss 2013-01-24T16:30:00-05:00 >2013-01-29T09:16:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7z/7zxmpiaygpf62boa.jpg" width="500" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <i>Clark Nexsen and Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee will design the Academic Building and Parking Deck</i></p> <p> January 24, 2013 (Raleigh, NC) -- The team of <a href="http://www.clarknexsen.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clark Nexsen</a> and <a href="http://www.pbclarchitecture.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee</a> (PBC+L) has been selected to design the Phase III Academic Building and Parking Deck on John Tyler Community College&rsquo;s (JTCC) Midlothian, Virginia, campus. Both firms bring extensive experience in higher education facilities design and sustainable architecture to the team.</p> <p> This will be the fifth building on the JTCC Midlothian Campus, and college administrators say it will be critical to the growth and emerging identity of the campus.</p> <p> Jeffrey Lee, FAIA, Design Principal for the project, anticipates that the 70,000-square-foot building will include academic classrooms, faculty offices, auditorium space/performance arts space, a student services center, food service, and a 350-space parking garage.</p> <p> The project will be on a fast track for completion in January 2015, Lee said.</p> <p> Founded in 196...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/65649783/outside-the-box-idea-to-tackle-china-s-population-problem Outside The Box Idea To Tackle China’s Population Problem Anna Johnson 2013-01-17T14:02:00-05:00 >2013-01-21T10:52:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1f/1fn6fcoxl9fkow8f.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In an innovative response to the current property squeeze in China, a Beijing architectural and a design firm have combined creative forces to develop a portable house and garden on the back of a tricycle. The Tricycle House and Garden is a sustainable mobile home with its design and construction inspired by the shape and movement of an accordion. The playful designed is also being described as the &ldquo;adult cardboard box fort box.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> The People&rsquo;s Architecture Office (PAO) and People&rsquo;s Industrial Design Office (PIDO) in Beijing developed the clever modular home as a single-person dwelling for those who wish to live in the city but simply cannot afford it due to increasing property prices.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/65046351/toronto-leading-western-world-in-tall-building-construction Toronto Leading Western World in Tall Building Construction Anna Johnson 2013-01-07T23:48:00-05:00 >2013-01-08T00:29:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zf/zfihbojo0ph0b5gh.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Canada&rsquo;s biggest city is getting even bigger, with a pace-setting number of skyscrapers set to join the city skyline. According to a Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) report dubbed &ldquo;Canada Rising,&rdquo; Toronto is leading the western world in terms of new buildings 150 metres or taller currently under construction.</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/64963255/chilean-skyscraper-overshadows-the-city Chilean Skyscraper Overshadows The City Anna Johnson 2013-01-07T00:30:00-05:00 >2013-01-20T00:05:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ul/ulvshqmcy2lfn8a5.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The skyline of Chile&rsquo;s capital city, Santiago, has a new addition with the Gran Torre skyscraper casting a two-kilometre shadow across the historic city. The 70-storey residential building stands more than 300 metres tall, making it the tallest building in South America. The five-ton steel structure cost an estimated one billion dollars to build and tenants are expected to move into the building next March.</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/64230550/exploitation-of-interns-coming-to-an-end Exploitation of Interns Coming to an End? Anna Johnson 2012-12-27T13:17:00-05:00 >2013-01-03T17:16:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5x/5xhw4nb9q6o8oifu.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Unpaid interns are common in architecture firms, but recent lawsuits brought by interns across other industries may have the architecture industry forking out some cash. In many industries, the term &lsquo;intern&rsquo; is often used to describe someone who works for no pay, but the NCARB&rsquo;s IDP has been trying to detach interns from the assumption by architecture firms that they are willing to work for free. The council defines architectural internships as post-graduate, pre-registration professional work.</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>