Archinect - News 2016-09-28T20:10:11-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149948835/ds-r-vs-tod-williams-billie-tsien DS+R vs. Tod Williams Billie Tsien? Julia Ingalls 2016-06-01T14:40:00-04:00 >2016-06-03T01:06:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bj/bjv4scecqz5huoa8.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It is not the first time, though, that a design like this has been pitched for the university. However inadvertently, the DS+R design resembles another proposal for the campus&mdash;a draft project that was eventually revised. While the resemblance between two draft renderings is hardly consequential, this one comes as a surprise, given the nature of the projects and the history between the firms.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Raking only the choicest aesthetic muck, in this piece Kriston Capps wonders at the passing similarities between <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1492/twbta-tod-williams-billie-tsien" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects</a>' initial proposed design for the University of Chicago's David Logan Center for Creative and Performing Arts and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106441/diller-scofidio-renfro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diller, Scofidio, and Renfro</a>'s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947711/a-stack-of-neighborhoods-ds-r-s-design-for-rubenstein-forum-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recently unveiled plans for the Rubenstein Forum</a>, before bringing up the destruction of TWBTA's Folk Art Museum Building, which was <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">destroyed to make way for DS+R's MoMA expansion</a>. As Capps writes, "The tortured history between these firms suggests that a resemblance is something that these firms would rather avoid."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ol/olpw6z8zfjkua97f.jpg"></p><p>The latest on TWBTA:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937017/it-s-almost-as-if-they-were-getting-revenge-for-what-moma-did-to-their-folk-art-museum-twbta-take-on-charles-moore-s-hood-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"It&rsquo;s almost as if they were getting revenge for what MoMA did to their Folk Art Museum" &mdash; TWBTA take on Charles Moore's Hood Museum</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123739063/starts-with-me-ends-with-us-a-conversation-with-tod-williams-and-billie-tsien-on-archinect-sessions-episode-22" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Starts with me, ends with us": A conversation with Tod Williams and Billie Tsien on Archinect Sessions Episode #22</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118520238/tod-williams-billie-tsien-lecture-at-sci-arc-emphasizes-building-from-the-ground" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tod Williams &amp; Billie Tsien lecture at SCI-Arc emphasizes building "from the ground"</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/134671376/hole-no-archinect-s-comparison-of-exterior-facades Hole, no: Archinect's comparison of exterior facades Julia Ingalls 2015-08-20T09:07:00-04:00 >2015-08-26T12:35:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w0/w0q91h4lwtpijwtp.jpg" width="514" height="238" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's a thin line (or radius, in this case) between what enhances a design and what simply makes it look like it's trying too hard. In the case of buildings with circular openings on their exterior facades, the effect is often visually arresting, but is it good architecture? The <a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/48957/green-design-is-good-design-the-cor-building-miami" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">COR building</a> in Miami is arguably a blend of both: its proposed highly sustainable wind turbines, mounted in the circular openings of the exterior facade, make it stand out on the skyline as well as on energy-savings meters. Compare this to the Dream Downtown Hotel in Manhattan (see below), which is...well, it doesn't have wind turbines in its holes, let's put it that way.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xc/xcjka3ib4ydc96t7.jpg"></p><p>However, the Dream Downtown Hotel is aiming for an altogether different effect, which it achieves brilliantly. Thanks to the combination of stately steel and outsize circular holes, it's quite visually attractive without being ostentatious.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8s/8s0t3jacguvepx8e.jpg"></p><p>Presumably, guests would want to stay here because it's interesting&nbsp;without tipping over into Las Ve...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129790216/prada-vs-louis-vuitton-the-new-fashion-foundations-compared Prada vs Louis Vuitton: The new fashion foundations compared Alexander Walter 2015-06-17T14:14:00-04:00 >2015-06-22T20:23:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c1/c1fb56521e5762ecd53b207346160462.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Money is not an issue here&rdquo; is the motto that leaps out at you in both the Prada and Vuitton Foundation museums, although in Paris it is thrown into high relief on the building&rsquo;s facade by the almost vulgar silver logo of Louis Vuitton&mdash;the star company in the LVMH group.</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/108101742/wowza-scale-maps-of-barcelona-and-atlanta-show-the-waste-of-sprawl Wowza: Scale Maps of Barcelona and Atlanta Show the Waste of Sprawl Alexander Walter 2014-09-03T14:49:00-04:00 >2014-09-10T17:26:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f1/f175888f16ed8c4fd83ca75be0b548a0.jpg" width="514" height="416" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Urban densities are not trivial, they severely limit the transport mode choice and change only very slowly. Because of the large differences in densities between Atlanta and Barcelona about the same length of metro line is accessible to 60% of the population in Barcelona but only 4% in Atlanta. The low density of Atlanta render this city improper for rail transit.</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/68391715/britain-s-architecture-postgraduate-and-master-s-courses-in-2013 Britain's Architecture postgraduate and master's courses in 2013 Archinect 2013-02-26T14:59:00-05:00 >2013-03-04T21:12:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ea/eajfnmx8uti6vpjg.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>University performance: Architecture in our sortable table .</p></em><br /><br /><p> The Guardian has put together a handy sortable table with the UK's architecture postgraduate and master's courses in 2013. Compare tuition fees, student numbers, completion rates, and more.</p>