Archinect - News 2015-11-27T12:28:53-05:00 Herzog & de Meuron named 2015 RIBA Jencks Award winners Julia Ingalls 2015-08-19T13:27:00-04:00 >2015-08-24T22:30:35-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Herzog &amp; de Meuron have the widest approach to architecture varying their style for each job. In this sense they epitomise the global search for an architecture of pluralism, one flexible enough for very different cultures...The high quality of the work is as notable as the wit; the amount of production as much as its personality. -RIBA President Stephen Hodder</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron</a>, whose works include the recently approved yet controversial <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tour Triangle in Paris</a>&nbsp;and the redevelopment of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Berlin's&nbsp;Tacheles cultural center</a>,&nbsp;received the 2015 <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA Jencks Award</a> for being a practice "that has recently made a major contribution internationally to both the theory and practice of architecture." In a statement by RIBA President Stephen Hodder, he noted that "the contribution to our profession from Jacques and Pierre is constantly profound."&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The award, which includes a &pound;1,000 pound honorarium and the opportunity to deliver a lecture to RIBA chaired by Mr. Charles Jencks, will be officially presented on October 29th in London.</p> Editor's Picks #294 Nam Henderson 2012-12-18T12:58:00-05:00 >2012-12-18T18:15:26-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="423" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For the latest in the Student Works series Archinect featured The Petropolis of Tomorrow: Drift &amp; Drive...a proposed solution for relocate workers offshore...Thayer-D was curious "What kind of job do students who do this kind of work expect to do?" and amphibious agreed "For me, the real problem with this project is its weakness in experimentation, substance, and form. What is radical here really?"</p></em><br /><br /><p> For the latest in the Student Works series Archinect featured <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Petropolis of Tomorrow: Drift &amp; Drive</a>. Joanna Luo, Weijia Song, Alex Yuen, students at Rice School of Architecture&nbsp; completed the project working with their advisor Neeraj Bhatia.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Consisting of a system of floating islands strategically located along the natural drift current of the Brazilian coast, the project is a proposed solution for Petrobras, the Brazilian petrochemical company, to relocate workers offshore, as rigs are established ever further from the coast, increasing the transportation cost of both workers and oil.</p> <p> <strong>Thayer-D </strong>was curious "<em>What kind of job do students who do this kind of work expect to do?&nbsp; I know it's the schools that promote this stuff, it's no different than when I went to school 20 years ago, but it still strikes me as academic malpractice</em>" and <strong>amphibious</strong>&nbsp; agreed "<em>with most of the comments here and I think they point out a deeper problem in this project. I am a truly believer of ex...</em></p> eleven eleven, a film on H&dM's Miami parking garage Archinect 2012-12-12T14:41:00-05:00 >2012-12-27T13:33:17-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's known as Eleven Eleven, and it has changed people&rsquo;s perception about what a utilitarian structure can be; and has ignited conversations worldwide about its design and use. This garage has reshaped the urban fabric of the city and people are going there to get married, relax, and enjoy a cocktail.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>