Archinect - News 2014-04-23T20:44:39-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/97642521/dispatches-from-5468796-architecture-s-table-for-twelve-new-york-city Dispatches from 5468796 Architecture's Table for Twelve | New York City Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-09T14:09:00-04:00 >2014-04-15T12:10:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yv/yvngl2xklukme00e.jpg" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Archinect is delighted to present&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/77818/5468796-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5468796 Architecture</a>'s travelogue for their award-winning research project,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/355906/table-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Table for Twelve</em></a>. The Winnipeg-based firm received the 2013 Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture from the Canada Council for the Arts, awarded to emerging Canadian architects with outstanding artistic potential. The $50,000 prize is supporting the firm&rsquo;s worldwide travels to both strengthen their skills and expand their presence within the international architectural community.</p><p>5468796&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Table for Twelve</em><em>&nbsp;</em>is a series of dinner parties held at architectural epicenters around the world, in the hopes that picking the brains of local talent will help them identify the drivers behind a strong design culture. Archinect plays host to their global dispatches through this travel blog, updated upon each city&rsquo;s dinner.</p><p>From 5468796:</p><p><strong>THE TRIP</strong></p><p>5468796 Architecture&rsquo;s Johanna Hurme reflects on the sixth edition of Table for Twelve, which took place in New York City on March 12th. A full li...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/94419900/dispatches-from-5468796-architecture-s-table-for-twelve-sydney Dispatches from 5468796 Architecture's Table for Twelve | Sydney Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-26T14:44:00-05:00 >2014-02-26T19:55:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r8/r8657fhwn98zjkmu.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Archinect is delighted to present&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/77818/5468796-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5468796 Architecture</a>'s travelogue for their award-winning research project,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/355906/table-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Table for Twelve</em></a>. The Winnipeg-based firm received the 2013 Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture from the Canada Council for the Arts, awarded to emerging Canadian architects with outstanding artistic potential. The $50,000 prize is supporting the firm&rsquo;s worldwide travels to both strengthen their skills and expand their presence within the international architectural community.</p><p>5468796&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Table for Twelve</em><em>&nbsp;</em>is a series of dinner parties held at architectural epicenters around the world, in the hopes that picking the brains of local talent will help them identify the drivers behind a strong design culture. Archinect plays host to their global dispatches through this travel blog, updated upon each city&rsquo;s dinner.</p><p>From 5468796:</p><p><strong>IMPRESSIONS</strong></p><p>We left <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92781001/dispatches-from-5468796-architecture-s-table-for-twelve-tokyo#CommentsAnchor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Japan</a> with our heads still spinning from the colours, the sounds of gaming lounges, the continuous traffic jams, and the hordes upon ho...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93502802/la-mayor-talks-urbanism-and-mass-transit-with-architecture-critic-christopher-hawthorne LA Mayor talks urbanism and mass transit with architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-14T18:06:00-05:00 >2014-02-17T19:53:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6h/6hcw380ewv5k92mz.jpg" width="514" height="396" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last night on the bucolic hilltop campus of Occidental College, Los Angeles Mayor&nbsp;Eric Garcetti spoke with the Los Angeles <em>Times</em> architecture critic, Christopher Hawthorne, about the state of L.A. urbanism. This broad topical platform positioned Hawthorne's interview not as a political interrogation, nor as a staged public appearance, but as a relaxed discourse for Garcetti to mention policy while riffing on the kind of place he believes L.A. is becoming. You can review Archinect's live-tweets of the event <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23oxyurbanism&amp;src=typd&amp;f=realtime" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>The discourse of L.A. urbanism is often bogged down by insufficient comparisons and false dichotomies -- sprawl vs. density, cyclists vs. drivers, liberals vs. libertarians, east vs. west, etc. -- that doggedly try to force the region into the conventions of other, completely incomparable cities. Early on, Hawthorne made clear that "Los Angeles" has to be thought of on the "regional scale", and shouldn't copy the developmental models of radically different cities. Garcetti ce...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92940456/book-launch-l-a-ten-interviews-on-los-angeles-architecture-1970s-1990s-author-in-conversation-with-aaron-betsky-sylvia-lavin Book Launch: "L.A. [TEN]: Interviews on Los Angeles Architecture 1970s-1990s" author in conversation with Aaron Betsky, Sylvia Lavin Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-06T12:34:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T20:51:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yl/yl5lb6rodwh02yb3.jpg" width="514" height="356" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last Tuesday's book launch for <em>L.A. [TEN]: Interviews on Los Angeles Architecture 1970s-1990s</em> at the A+D Museum brought author Stephen Phillips in conversation with the book&rsquo;s publisher, Lars M&uuml;ller, and architecture critics (among other things) Aaron Betsky and Sylvia Lavin. The book is a collaborative effort, culling work from students in Cal Poly&rsquo;s L.A. Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design, Wim de Wit and Christopher Alexander of the Getty Research Institute, and Phillips himself. As an initiative that pits students alongside practicing professionals, combining oral history with journalistic investigation, <em>L.A. [TEN]</em> is both the artifact of an educational performance and a signpost in the continuing attempt to historicize L.A.&rsquo;s messy architectural identity.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zv/zvolwgm1fy3emboh.jpg"></p><p>Lavin and Betsky kicked off the launch with miniature lectures, riffing on L.A.&rsquo;s environmental and cultural context during the book&rsquo;s era. Lacking the institutional validation of a strong publishing culture, archite...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92842193/watch-diller-lowry-critics-writers-and-more-discuss-moma-s-expansion-plans WATCH: Diller, Lowry, critics, writers and more discuss MoMA's expansion plans Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-04T18:31:00-05:00 >2014-02-06T08:57:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ii/iitkiv7qxghyp32e.jpg" width="514" height="776" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As reported last week by Archinectors Ayesha Ghosh and Alex Stewart, a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92379152/elizabeth-diller-moma-discuss-expansion-and-folk-museum-s-demolition-with-slice-of-ny-architectural-community" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">discussion regarding MoMA's expansion plan</a> and the intended demolition of the American Folk Art Museum took place at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, an appropriate venue for a conversation rife with implications for the ethics of preservation, real estate development and the architectural profession. The aim was to create an opportunity for public discussion of what has been criticized as a unilateral move by MoMA, and investigate the supposed necessity of the Folk Museum's demolition.</p><p>The conversation was presented by The Architectural League, in partnership with the Municipal Art Society and the AIA, New York Chapter. Watch the entire discussion below, featuring:</p><p>Glenn Lowry (Director of the Museum of Modern Art), Ann Temkin (The Marie-Jos&eacute;e and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture),&nbsp;Elizabeth Diller (principal of Diller Scofidio + Renfro),&nbsp;Reed Kroloff (director of the Cranbrook Academy...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92379152/elizabeth-diller-moma-discuss-expansion-and-folk-museum-s-demolition-with-slice-of-ny-architectural-community Elizabeth Diller, MoMA discuss expansion and Folk Museum's demolition with slice of NY architectural community Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-29T15:46:00-05:00 >2014-02-04T12:57:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4v/4vtyt29xxdi2xeo7.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The controversial plans to demolish the American Folk Art Museum in service of MoMA's expansion rumbled along last night, at a panel discussion hosted jointly by the <a href="http://archleague.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League</a>, the <a href="http://mas.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Municipal Art Society</a>, and the <a href="http://main.aiany.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA's New York chapter</a>.</p><p>Catch-up on news surrounding MoMA's expansion here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91617873/building-faces-wrecking-ball-so-does-couples-friendship" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Building Faces Wrecking Ball. So Does Couples' Friendship.</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91367784/christopher-hawthorne-interviews-elizabeth-diller-regarding-moma-plans" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christopher Hawthorne interviews Elizabeth Diller regarding MoMA plans</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90837680/architects-and-critics-bristle-at-ds-r-s-folk-museum-sacrifice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects and critics bristle at DS+R's Folk Museum sacrifice</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90772488/american-folk-art-museum-will-be-razed-in-diller-scofidio-renfro-s-moma-expansion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">American Folk Art Museum will be razed in Diller Scofidio + Renfro's MoMA expansion</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/72833750/moma-reconsiders-razing-of-folk-art-museum-hands-decision-over-to-newly-selected-architects-ds-r" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA reconsiders razing of Folk Art Museum, hands decision over to newly selected architects DS+R</a></li></ul><p>Archinect contributors / <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/87291/parsons-the-new-school-for-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Parsons</a> MArch students&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/ayeshaghosh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ayesha Ghosh</a>&nbsp;and Alex Stewart attended the event, taking notes and logging thoughts. The following is their report.</p><p><em>* updated February 3, 2014: You can also find a video of the entire discussion, courtesy of the Architectural League, at the bottom of this post.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ki/ki9ls6t7qkjknv0e.jpg"></p><p><em><strong>A Conversation on the ...</strong></em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86454739/aiany-to-host-archinomics-discussion-on-nov-21 AIANY to host “Archinomics” discussion on Nov. 21 Justine Testado 2013-11-13T15:26:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T21:33:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zi/zith6y63zqbl3bja.jpg" width="514" height="116" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Join the discussion on <em><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/archinomics_effects_of_predicted_global_economic_growth_on_th/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinomics: Effects of Predicted Global Economic Growth on the Architecture Profession</a></em> on Thursday evening, Nov. 21 at <a href="http://cfa.aiany.org/index.php?section=center-for-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Center for Architecture</a> in New York City.</p> <p> Hosted by the <a href="http://aiany.aiany.org/index.php?section=committees&amp;prrid=27" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIANY Global Dialogues Committee</a>, the two-hour discussion examines which countries are expected to experience the most economic growth and its effects on architectural global practice by the year 2020 and beyond. The event invites all architects, developers, and economists to share their opinions.</p> <p> Attendants will get to engage on this pressing topic with featured speakers that include:</p> <ul><li> <strong>Joseph Brancato</strong>, AIA, Managing Principal, Gensler Architects</li> <li> <strong>Giles Wrench</strong>, Managing Director international Desk, Jones Lang Lasalle</li> <li> <strong>Jesse M Keenan</strong>, Research Director, Center for Urban Real Estate, Columbia University</li> <li> <strong>Patrice A. Derrington</strong>, Chair, Global Real Estate Development Program, NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate</li> </ul><p> Archinomics is related to the exhibition <em><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/practical_utopias_global_urbanism_in_hong_kong_seoul_shanghai_singapore_and/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Practical Global U...</a></em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85539619/dispatches-from-5468796-architecture-s-table-for-twelve-lisbon Dispatches from 5468796 Architecture's Table for Twelve | Lisbon Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-11-04T11:04:00-05:00 >2013-12-09T23:33:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ez/ezruwzrztv96dc07.jpg" width="514" height="148" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Archinect is delighted to present <strong>5468796 Architecture</strong>'s travelogue for their award-winning research project, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/355906/table-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Table for Twelve</em></a>. The Winnipeg-based firm received the 2013 Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture from the Canada Council for the Arts, awarded to emerging Canadian architects with outstanding artistic potential. The $50,000 prize will support the firm&rsquo;s worldwide travels to both strengthen their skills and expand their presence within the international architectural community.</p> <p> 5468796&rsquo;s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/355906/table-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Table for Twelve</em></a> will hold dinner parties at architectural epicenters around the world, in the hopes that picking the brains of local talent will help them identify the drivers behind a strong design culture. Archinect plays host to their global dispatches through this travel blog, updated upon each city&rsquo;s dinner.</p> <p> From 5468796:</p> <p> <strong>DINNER</strong></p> <p> The first installment of the &ldquo;Table&rdquo; in our year-long research project was held in Portugal during the opening week of the Lisbon Architecture Tr...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/84300873/gehry-and-salonen-discuss-ten-years-of-music-at-disney-concert-hall Gehry and Salonen discuss ten years of music at Disney Concert Hall Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-10-16T16:15:00-04:00 >2013-10-23T18:29:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cj/cjtn7inbcq8037k1.jpg" width="514" height="255" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> To celebrate Disney Hall&rsquo;s tenth anniversary, architect Frank Gehry and Conductor Laureate for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Esa-Pekka Salonen reminisced on the building&rsquo;s inspiration last night, at a <a href="http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs/detail/program_id/1918" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">discussion held at the Hammer Museum</a>. Co-hosted by the LA Phil, far from the actual concert hall and its spotty downtown L.A. environs, the discussion&rsquo;s moderator Nicolai Ouroussoff (former architecture critic for the <em>New York Times</em>) tried to tease out the relationship between architecture and music. While Salonen touched upon questions of classical music&rsquo;s relevance, Gehry didn&rsquo;t delve too deeply into the particulars of his design.</p> <p> As Music Director for the LA Philharmonic from 1992-2009, Salonen oversaw the orchestra during its transition from the slightly-stuffy Dorothy Chandler Pavilion over to Disney Hall, and is highly regarded for whipping the Philharmonic into shape as a progressive and formidable cultural institution. The trajectory of the LA Phil is largely wrapped up in b...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/82229410/tedcity2-0-to-revitalize-global-discussion-on-the-future-of-urban-cities TEDCity2.0 to revitalize global discussion on the future of urban cities Justine Testado 2013-09-19T19:10:00-04:00 >2013-09-23T20:29:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/az/azef1o2i397wbct5.jpg" width="514" height="190" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> TED Cities in partnership with the <a href="http://fordfoundation.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ford Foundation</a> present "TEDCity2.0", happening at TimesCenter in New York City tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 20. From 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Eastern Time, TEDCity2.0 event will focus on encouraging global conversation about the future of the world's cities. Also on the same day, more than 100 <a href="http://www.ted.com/pages/tedx_tedxcity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TEDxCity2.0 </a>community events will be held by local organizers worldwide for 48 hours.</p> <p> Instead of offering the annual <a href="http://www.tedprize.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TED Prize</a> to an outstanding individual with revolutionary ideas for change, TED offered the Prize to <a href="http://www.thecity2.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">City2.0</a>, wherein 10 grants of $10,000 were given to innovative ideas of urban transformation around the world throughout 2012.<br><br> Friday's program has four sessions, each with a series of talks revolving on central themes like art, education, food, health, housing, public space, play, and safety. Each session will be hosted by Chris Anderson, Courtney Martin, or John Cary.</p> <p> More than 20 speakers will be featured in tomorrow's event, including several recipi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/60508831/could-sandy-be-good-for-the-economy Could Sandy be good for the economy? Archinect 2012-11-01T15:24:00-04:00 >2012-11-02T14:51:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dl/dlmmb97ov8y06egd.jpg" width="514" height="387" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I realize that Sandy will prob cause billions in damage to the eastern seaboard, and the lost work will not be great for the GDP, but perhaps the resulting building boom will provide the boost the economy needs?</p></em><br /><br /><p> What do you think? <a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/60303340/sandy-could-be-good-for-the-economy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Join the discussion</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/58968511/sci-arc-graduation-pavilion-competition-exhibition SCI-Arc Graduation Pavilion Competition Exhibition Archinect 2012-10-09T18:31:00-04:00 >2012-10-09T19:40:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ci/cie4stjopk2p8at4.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>SCI-Arc invited faculty members Ramiro Diaz-Granados, Elena Manferdini, Marcelo Spina and Tom Wiscombe to submit design concepts for a 1,200-seat pavilion that would accommodate graduation ceremonies, lectures, symposia and outreach cultural events with the neighboring Arts District community. The winning entry, League of Shadows, designed by Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich of PATTERNS, fully exploits the fundamental aspect underlying the pavilion, its temporal use as an outdoor event space.</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/44774027/gehry-and-goldberger-live-discussion-from-yale Gehry and Goldberger, live discussion from Yale Archinect 2012-04-12T19:27:00-04:00 >2012-04-12T19:57:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wz/wzdrdcpm56in55w1.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Check out the <a href="http://www.livestream.com/yale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">live stream</a> of the discussion between Paul Goldberger and Frank Gehry at Yale.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/42888077/wide-open-emerging-architecture-professionals-discusses-real-issues-in-contemporary-practice Wide Open - emerging architecture professionals discusses real issues in contemporary practice Paul Petrunia 2012-03-27T11:44:00-04:00 >2012-04-01T08:22:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9i/9ib1w4i2gu04xe9y.jpg" width="514" height="165" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sometimes I think, as architects, we talk so little about buildings. That&rsquo;s part of my issue with the profession &mdash; and part of why so many people leave it for other things. Architects don&rsquo;t know how to define themselves. It makes us unnecessarily modest, as if we shouldn&rsquo;t think of architecture as this big world-changing thing when we talk with other people. If you don&rsquo;t find your niche, something that&rsquo;s easy to explain, you feel engulfed in the &ldquo;architect&rdquo; stereotype.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>Young designers discuss their professional horizons and architecture&rsquo;s future.</strong></p> <p> It's so great to see young architects discussing important issues like these. We need more of this! It's especially great to see this moderated by Archinect blogger <a href="http://archinect.com/blog/21448989/practice-options" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicole Fichera</a> and starring <a href="http://archinect.com/blog/21449024/harvard-gsd-m-arch-i-lian" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lian Chikako Chang</a>, our blogger from the GSD, among others.</p> <p> <em>Lian has also <a href="http://archinect.com/blog/article/42884461/wide-open-young-designers-discuss-their-professional-horizons-and-architecture-s-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shared this event on her blog</a>.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/17438943/did-youtube-kill-performance-art Did YouTube Kill Performance Art? Alexander Walter 2011-08-19T15:57:57-04:00 >2011-08-19T17:41:37-04:00 <em><p>The ubiquity of digital spectacles and curiosities today is one reason performance art has had its thunder stolen.</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/15901556/the-conversation-architecture-modernism-v-traditionalism The conversation: Architecture – modernism v traditionalism Archinect 2011-08-05T19:26:23-04:00 >2011-08-05T19:26:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/97/973b59ee585f9e7f848e567769d9b4f9.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Is there an establishment bias against traditional architecture? Modernist Michael Taylor talks pastiche and passion with traditionalist Robert Adam</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>