Archinect - News 2014-10-01T18:37:31-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/109717512/wild-architecture-makes-german-cinema-come-alive-at-lacma Wild architecture makes German cinema come alive at LACMA Alexander Walter 2014-09-24T14:05:00-04:00 >2014-09-24T14:05:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fa/fa30a6fa1e80710db955a65ccaf39198.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Movies can be great. Art can be great. But put them together in a museum exhibition, and the combination can be not-so-great. [...] A new exhibition of early 20th-century cinema at the L.A. County Museum of Art (LACMA), however, rethinks that equation. [...] Designed by Amy Murphy, a professor of architecture at USC, and Michael Maltzan of Michael Maltzan Architecture, the exhibition design is the antithesis of the traditional framed-stuff-on-a-wall model.</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/85935847/interview-with-michael-maltzan-forumfest-2013-honoree Interview with Michael Maltzan, ForumFest 2013 Honoree Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-11-08T10:59:00-05:00 >2013-11-16T01:13:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q4/q4w1yeawerfs2tl5.jpg" width="514" height="392" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> This Saturday, the <a href="http://laforum.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design</a> will hold its annual <a href="http://laforum.org/content/special-events/forumfest-2013" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ForumFest</a> fundraiser, this year honoring Michael Maltzan. Operating as both educational and artistic platform, the LA Forum has helped shape the critical perspective on Los Angeles urbanism since 1987. In line with the Forum's impact on the city, Maltzan has contributed to L.A.&rsquo;s theoretical urban identity as well as its physical one -- producing many critical writings on the city, along with projects on a variety of scales.</p> <p> In anticipation of ForumFest, I spoke with Michael about his relationship to the city of Los Angeles, why he makes himself write, and the models for successful future cities.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b6/b678lli3o7sfiq5r.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <strong>Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong>: How is writing useful to architectural practice, and when considering urbanism?</p> <p> <strong>Michael Maltzan</strong>: The thing I like so much about writing is that I find it very hard, and because of that, because it's not the most immediate way that I express what I'm thinking about, ...</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/71009200/michael-maltzan-guest-dj-s-on-santa-monica-s-kcrw Michael Maltzan Guest DJ's on Santa Monica's KCRW Archinect 2013-04-10T18:29:00-04:00 >2013-04-11T01:11:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s0/s03ngh3rlwk96xjo.jpg" width="514" height="392" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architect Michael Maltzan has designed prestigious museums, luxurious private residences and social housing in Downtown LA. Music has been a factor in his life since he first started to discover architecture and he ruminates on the connection between the two art forms while sharing songs from Big Star, Talking Heads and more.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Track list:</p> <ol><li> The Bad Plus - Long Distance Runaround</li> <li> Talking Heads - The Big Country</li> <li> Big Star - The Ballad Of El Goodo</li> <li> PJ Harvey - We Float</li> <li> Glen Campbell - There's No Me Without You</li> </ol> http://archinect.com/news/article/62328288/michael-maltzan-selected-to-design-inuit-art-and-learning-centre-for-wag Michael Maltzan selected to design Inuit Art and Learning Centre for WAG Archinect 2012-11-28T13:58:00-05:00 >2012-12-03T18:59:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vr/vrff7ki18nr6a4m4.jpg" width="514" height="392" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The award-winning American architect Michael Maltzan has been selected to design the Inuit Art and Learning Centre at the <a href="http://wag.ca/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winnipeg Art Gallery</a>. The Centre will house both the WAG&rsquo;s celebrated collection of contemporary Inuit art, the largest of its kind in the world, and the Studio Art and Learning programs. Michael Maltzan will be the Prime and Design Architect for this historic project, and supporting his team will be Cibinel Architects, Ltd, led by principal George Cibinel, acting as the Associate and Technical Architect in Winnipeg.</p> <p> This past August, 65 prospective architectural teams from 15 countries responded to the Call for Expressions of Interest for the IALC project. In September, the architect selection committee narrowed it down to six finalists who submitted expanded proposals and were interviewed last month. The selection committee was unanimous in choosing Michael Maltzan as the winning architect, and this recommendation subsequently received overwhelming approval...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/62323326/michael-maltzan-sinks-underwater-reef-garden-idea-for-revised-st-petersburg-pier-design Michael Maltzan Sinks Underwater Reef Garden Idea for Revised St. Petersburg Pier Design Archinect 2012-11-28T12:14:00-05:00 >2012-11-28T12:14:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lf/lfwqsmwmlix46f6o.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Maltzan and his firm were sent back to the drawing board to revise plans for a pier renovation in St. Petersburg, Florida after scientists disputed the feasibility of the proposal&rsquo;s main appeal: its underwater reef garden. Today, the firm released details of its revisions &ndash; the redesign will add shaded balconies, vehicular transit, and another restaurant &mdash; features suggested by the local community &mdash; while taking away the quasi-aquarium that helped christen the project &ldquo;The Lens.&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/59641528/hntb-maltzan-ac-martin-win-6th-street-bridge-competition HNTB, Maltzan, AC Martin win 6th Street bridge competition Archinect 2012-10-19T17:33:00-04:00 >2012-10-22T22:05:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a1/a10wqxp7erfhg11b.jpg" width="514" height="319" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winning design, easily the most ambitious of three finalists announced last month, calls for a repeating series of concrete arches that both refer to and exaggerate the Butler design as the bridge stretches from downtown Los Angeles on the west to Boyle Heights on the east, spanning the L.A. River and the 101 Freeway on its way.</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/58833971/dignifying-design Dignifying Design Archinect 2012-10-07T18:54:00-04:00 >2012-10-08T18:31:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dc/dcfcc0747eb1b5fa24c0835e97efd57b.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Though unemployment is widespread among designers and architects, there exists a world of products, places and processes in desperate need of redesign. Imagine if designers &mdash; uniquely trained to listen and observe, and to improve the way things function, feel and look &mdash; were, like the Enterprise Rose fellows, embedded in schools, nonprofit organizations, health clinics, religious institutions and government offices, where they could experience community needs and behavioral patterns firsthand.</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/58704148/michael-maltzan-selected-for-paris-residential-annex Michael Maltzan selected for Paris Residential Annex Archinect 2012-10-05T20:37:00-04:00 >2012-10-08T19:01:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ly/lylb6y7cxv698qva.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Michael Maltzan Architecture (MMA) was selected from a very talented shortlist of three architecture/engineering (A/E) teams that advanced to the final round of presentations and interviews. MMA brought together a strong architectural and landscape team, supplemented with an impressive portfolio of engineers. The design philosophy presented carefully considers the local culture and historical context, and responds accordingly to the sensitivity of the building within a landscape.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The Department of State&rsquo;s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) announces the selection of Michael Maltzan Architecture to design the new residential facility in Paris, France.</p> <p> Michael Maltzan Architecture (MMA) was selected from a very talented shortlist of three architecture/engineering (A/E) teams that advanced to the final round of presentations and interviews. MMA brought together a strong architectural and landscape team, supplemented with an impressive portfolio of engineers. The design philosophy presented carefully considers the local culture and historical context, and responds accordingly to the sensitivity of the building within a landscape.</p> <p> The new residential annex will be constructed on a U.S. Government-owned property located in a central urban neighborhood that is near the U.S. Embassy and will include an underground parking garage.</p> <p> This project is the second solicited for design under OBO&rsquo;s Design Excellence program. With Design Excellence, OBO seek...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/55231701/scientists-propose-more-realistic-vision-for-michael-maltzan-s-pier-s-underwater-garden Scientists propose more realistic vision for Michael Maltzan's pier's underwater garden Archinect 2012-08-13T15:06:00-04:00 >2012-08-14T01:03:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w3/w39vnud6qbnws007.jpg" width="514" height="318" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This week, architects and city staff met with marine scientists for the first time and heard the verdict: Maltzan's dream of a Key West-style reef with corals and easily visible sea life would remain just that in Tampa Bay waters. Now the architect is going back to the drawing board, looking for more realistic ways to present the centerpiece feature of the Lens, as the replacement of the current Pier is known.</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/40596675/art-center-buys-postal-facility-plans-to-expand-and-renovate Art Center buys postal facility, plans to expand and renovate Alexander Walter 2012-03-07T14:20:00-05:00 >2012-03-07T15:27:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d6/d613287143397bdd5e4589c34a301cbf.jpg" width="514" height="191" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Art Center, often ranked among the nation&rsquo;s top design schools, announced Tuesday that it has spent $7 million to buy a former U.S. Postal Service mail distribution center next to its existing satellite campus in south Pasadena, and has hired the Los Angeles firm Michael Maltzan Architecture to do master planning and design 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> http://archinect.com/news/article/36804974/the-lens-draws-sharp-comments-at-town-hall-meeting 'The Lens' Draws Sharp Comments at Town Hall Meeting Archinect 2012-02-03T17:07:00-05:00 >2012-02-06T14:07:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r7/r7b8b1ukz2ees33d.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>About three-quarters of the people who spoke favored renovating the existing pier or picking a "Mediterranean-style" design for a replacement. The ultra-modern design of "The Lens" did not draw support from most of the people who spoke. "We are paying for $50 million for a sidewalk over the water," one commenter said. "I wanted Mediterranean style. (I) feel we are being locked into (a design) that doesn't have any local flavor."</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/35170798/michael-maltzan-s-the-lens-wins-st-petersburg-pier-competition Michael Maltzan’s “The Lens” Wins St. Petersburg Pier Competition Alexander Walter 2012-01-20T13:41:00-05:00 >2012-01-22T23:52:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m1/m1hn4gh5psm9ixzo.jpg" width="514" height="319" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This morning, the jury at the international St. Petersburg Pier competition announced "The Lens" proposal as the winning entry. Designed by Los Angeles firm Michael Maltzan Architecture in collaboration with landscape architects Tom Leader Studio, the scheme proposes a network of looping walkways and sweeping bridges which will add a landmark to the waterfront of St. Petersburg, Florida. The jury, three architects and two elected officials, selected the concept unanimously.</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/15166434/big-name-semi-finalists-for-the-st-petersburg-pier-design-competition Big Name Semi-Finalists for the St. Petersburg Pier Design Competition Phillip Crosby 2011-07-30T10:35:00-04:00 >2012-10-01T17:55:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ov/ovn8t4911bgdsk21.jpg" width="514" height="201" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Six New York City firms were selected, including BIG, which Saitowitz said had designs of past projects that were "jaw dropping."</p></em><br /><br /><p> On Friday, a five-member panel narrowed down a list of 23 firms and teams competing to design a new $50 million Pier to nine semifinalists. They are:</p> <ul><li> West 8 Urban Design, New York City</li> <li> Michael Maltzan Architecture, Los Angeles</li> <li> BIG, New York City</li> <li> James Corner Field Operations, New York City</li> <li> HOK, Tampa</li> <li> Frederic Schwartz, New York City</li> <li> Weiss/Manfredi Architectural/Landscape/Urbanism, NYC</li> <li> Farshid Moussavi Architecture, London</li> <li> !melk Urban Design, NYC</li> </ul>