Archinect - News 2014-04-24T22:10:50-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/96181463/seoul-unveils-451-million-spaceship-landmark Seoul unveils $451 million 'spaceship' landmark Alexander Walter 2014-03-21T15:11:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T19:17:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cd/cdbd245a931c5dc57bc00e928af60e44.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In yet another display of the city's commitment to 24-hour culture, Seoul is unveiling its biggest nighttime attraction yet in the neon-studded, wildly trendy shopping district of Dongdaemun. Designed by Iraqi-British Pritzker Prize winner Zaha Hadid, and completed at a cost of $451 million, the new Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) opens to the public March 21. [...]the first order of business for Seoul's newest landmark and multipurpose cultural center is to kick off 2014 F/W Seoul Fashion Week.</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/94441681/london-crystal-palace-shortlist-boasts-six-of-the-uk-s-top-architects London Crystal Palace shortlist boasts six of the UK’s top architects Alexander Walter 2014-02-26T20:27:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T22:12:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yq/yqlu3r1ppxw60i4w.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>London's iconic Crystal Palace just moved one step closer to its magnificent resurrection with the announcement of six shortlisted design teams, all vying to rebuild The Crystal Palace and the surrounding public park as a major landmark.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The list of selected architects to move on to the next competition stage reads like a who's who in British architecture:</p><ul><li>David Chipperfield Architects</li><li>Grimshaw</li><li>Haworth Tompkins Architects</li><li>Marks Barfield Architects</li><li>Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners</li><li>Zaha Hadid Architects with Anish Kapoor</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/87000917/unnecessary-muffness-jon-stewart-discusses-zaha-s-f-kable-buildings Unnecessary Muffness; Jon Stewart discusses Zaha's "f**kable buildings" Nam Henderson 2013-11-20T17:26:00-05:00 >2013-11-25T00:10:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s0/s0fobtwihohfov9a.jpg" width="514" height="291" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"designed by famed architect Zaha Hadid whose signature style appears to be making some of the world's most f**kable buildings...like Georgia O'Keeffe of things you can walk inside...i guess maybe it is time things evened out a bit" - Jon Stewart</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dz/dz9aousjcqyzc86u.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Last night on The Daily Show, they offered a critique of <a href="http://www.zaha-hadid.com/2013/11/qatar-2022-supreme-committee-unveils-concept-design-for-al-wakrah-stadium/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Qatar's recently released plans for the Al Wakrah 2022 FIFA World Cup Stadium, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects</a>. The show goes on to label the proposal one of the world's most f**kable soccer stadiums. Also while reporting in, on assignment Al Madrigal is unable to find the "press box".</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86054691/three-architects-on-their-earliest-works Three Architects on Their Earliest Works Richard Meier & Partners 2013-11-08T11:11:00-05:00 >2013-11-11T22:11:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4b/4bjzkhijjewkhyyl.jpg" width="514" height="606" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A 28-year-old Richard Meier received his first and by far most modest commission from the artist Saul Lambert back in 1962. &ldquo;Lambert had purchased a very small site on the ocean, on Fire Island,&rdquo; says Meier, &ldquo;and said, &lsquo;We don&rsquo;t have very much money&mdash;actually, we have $9,000 to spend on the construction of this house. Could you design something for us?&rsquo; &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/78003654/big-names-on-flinders-street-station-shortlist-public-voting-now-open Big Names on Flinders Street Station Shortlist - Public Voting Now Open Alexander Walter 2013-07-26T20:27:00-04:00 >2013-08-08T13:56:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l6/l662hzt0t4xel89n.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The public is invited to vote for their favorite entry from a field of six finalists in the Flinders Street Station Design Competition, an international, high-profile architectural competition to rejuvenate and restore the historic Flinders Street Station in Melbourne, Australia. The shortlist sports some big names, including Pritzker Prize winners Zaha Hadid and the team of Jaques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Voting opened this week and is accessible via the <a href="http://vote.majorprojects.vic.gov.au/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">competition website</a> until Monday, August 5th, 2013.</p> <p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/78986133/hassell-herzog-de-meuron-win-flinders-street-station-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HASSELL + Herzog &amp; de Meuron Win Flinders Street Station Competition</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/73782716/zaha-hadid-designed-riverside-museum-wins-european-museum-of-the-year-award-2013 Zaha Hadid-Designed Riverside Museum Wins European Museum of the Year Award 2013 Alexander Walter 2013-05-23T18:57:00-04:00 >2013-05-27T15:26:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v7/v7jtygy5ytt058he.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Zaha Hadid-designed Riverside Museum: Scotland&rsquo;s Museum of Transport and Travel keeps raking in recognitions [...]: the new Glasgow museum attraction just won the prestigious European Museum of the Year Award 2013, presented by the European Museum Forum. The announcement was made at a special awards ceremony at EMF's annual assembly hosted by the Gallo Romeins Museum in Tongeren in Belgium, EMYA Winner in 2011.</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/69292211/editor-s-picks-306 Editor's Picks #306 Nam Henderson 2013-03-12T12:30:00-04:00 >2013-03-21T11:23:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9y/9ytlt1g8a7ntueqq.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> For the latest edition of the ShowCase feature, Archinect published the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/68942763/showcase-hotel-wiesergut-by-gogl-architekten" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hotel Wiesergut a complex renovation and extension by by GOGL ARCHITEKTEN</a>, located in Hinterglemm/Salzburger Land, Austria.&nbsp;<strong>FRaC </strong>thought "<em>those cold roofs are hot!</em>"</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tv/tvocuobvrrizymh1.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <strong>News</strong><br> Over at the financial times Emma Jacobs chatted with&nbsp; Zaha Hadid an "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/68932802/the-financial-times-calls-zaha-an-unlikely-pushover-who-doesn-t-play-safe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unlikely &lsquo;pushover&rsquo; who doesn&rsquo;t play safe</a>".&nbsp;In response <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a> commented "<em>I wouldn't work for free, but I'd be happy to be bullied by Zaha for a short term.&nbsp; Like a wilderness survival camp-type vacation</em>"&nbsp;but <strong>GiaCarbello </strong>replied "<em>Diplomacy aside. Donna Sink. Wow. Your comment is as low as Hadids and Schumachers lame comments regarding their inexcusable behavior. They have an idea in their heads that &lsquo;uncompromising standards&rsquo; is the reasons being for such behaviour. Hadid had to fight her way to the top because of a male dominated industry and forgot along the way to find a balance. Self integrity and self respect at lost</em>".</p> <p> However <strong>Apurimac </strong>argued "<em>For christ's sa...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/66164468/zaha-hadid-honored-for-creative-leadership-with-aenne-burda-award Zaha Hadid Honored for Creative Leadership with Aenne Burda Award Alexander Walter 2013-01-24T14:21:00-05:00 >2013-01-29T09:15:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oa/oa4nipy8g2irf7j2.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Earlier this week, Zaha Hadid was presented the Aenne Burda Award for Creative Leadership at the Digital Life Design (DLD) Conference in Munich, Germany. The Award for Creative Leadership honors women for outstanding entrepreneurial and creative achievement.</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/65644127/zaha-hadid-modernises-uk-s-oldest-university-building Zaha Hadid Modernises UK’s Oldest University Building Anna Johnson 2013-01-17T13:58:00-05:00 >2013-01-21T10:37:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nm/nmcpyyeh50781524.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Construction on Zaha Hadid&rsquo;s anticipated Softbridge building extension to the University of Oxford building in the UK is set to commence at the end of the month. The Middle East Centre Project is an upgrade for St. Antony&rsquo;s College, one of seven graduate colleges that are part of the original building. While the the building&rsquo;s foundation date is unclear, it is the oldest university in the English-speaking world with teaching on the site believed to have commenced in 1096.</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/65547551/unveiled-engel-volkers-headquarters Unveiled> Engel & Volkers Headquarters Richard Meier & Partners 2013-01-15T11:37:00-05:00 >2013-01-15T11:38:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jq/jqcmvysg70b4i3fo.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Richard Meier &amp; Partners&rsquo; mixed-use building was selected in an international competition topping submissions by Foster + Partners and Zaha Hadid Architects. The challenge, Bernhard Karpf, associate partner-in-charge, said was to create a hybrid building that was &ldquo;like a city in itself,&rdquo; which creates &ldquo;property lines&rdquo; that carves out distinct areas for rentals, offices, and shops, but still comes together in a unified and coherent design.</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/64087589/editor-s-picks-295-happy-holidays Editor's Picks #295-Happy Holidays! Nam Henderson 2012-12-26T01:48:00-05:00 >2012-12-28T05:11:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z8/z872akxr7qkxwo3a.jpg" width="514" height="642" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Finally, Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce posted a quote of John Chase&rsquo;s Shopping for Architecture LA Forum Newsletter, from December 1989. citizen concluded "My old colleague John certainly knew how to turn a phrase. ..My opinion is that merely expanding the list of things to pick out or specify for a design --while certainly adding important variables-- still is not sufficient to get at the complexity of architecture".</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>News</strong><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><br> Donna Sink</a> spoke for architects and Wright-lovers everywhere when she commented "<strong>YAY</strong>" in response <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/63815621/david-wright-house-saved-preservation-success" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">to the news that the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy has facilitated the purchase of the David and Gladys Wright House in Phoenix, Arizona, through an LLC owned by an anonymous benefactor. The transaction closed on December 20 for an undisclosed price</a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pq/pqe5elkktjapxcgf.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The property will be transferred to an Arizona not-for-profit organization responsible for the restoration, maintenance and operation of the David Wright House.</p> <p> Talks with Kermit Baker the AIA&rsquo;s chief economist along with architects like Neil Denari and firms like Legat Architects, led Robbie Whelan to write <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/63708948/demand-for-architects-builds-momentum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Demand for Architects Builds Momentum-Billings for Design Jobs Rise for Fourth Straight Month, Reflecting Improving Housing Market and Institutional Demand</a>.</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/63739117/zaha-hadid-to-design-miami-tower" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Miami Herald reported that Zaha Hadid Architects will design a tower to be built on a site directly across from Museum Park</a>. The selection of Hadid wa...</p>