Archinect - News 2014-09-02T15:14:41-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/92256782/editor-s-picks-352 Editor's Picks #352 Nam Henderson 2014-01-28T00:14:00-05:00 >2014-01-28T15:09:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fh/fhqk7qum88b2hz5s.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>vado retro is moved to wonder "with the rash of notable building demolition that has and continues to occur, is there a checklist of what makes a building valuable enough not to demolish?...is it because buildings are more about image and visuals than spatial experience that we are willing to rid ourselves of award winning pieces of architecture/art?...maybe buildings don't really matter that much"</p></em><br /><br /><p>The latest edition of <strong>ShowCase</strong>: features <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/91683042/showcase-pocinho-rowing-high-performance-center-by-alvaro-andrade" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pocinho Rowing High Performance Center by Alvaro Andrade</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wq/wqc7zyyal31u0mbc.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v0/v00m27hm9g9bkk35.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/pencil" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mohammad Hadi Ataei</a>&nbsp;really liked it commenting "<em>Great minimalist work</em>".</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Additionally,&nbsp;- Mike "The Poet" Sonksen, @<a href="https://twitter.com/MikethePoeTLA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">mikethepoetLA</a>&nbsp;published&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/90301614/take-a-walk-mike-the-poet-on-l-a-s-grand-avenue" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Take a Walk: on L.A.'s Grand Avenue</a>.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/22610164/eric-chavkin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eric Chavkin</a>&nbsp;posted a critique "<em>As much as I like poetry I m dont read any poetry in this.Maybe because there are no poetic devices like metaphors or simile. Maybe because there isn't any 'poetic' mood or&nbsp; poetic structure in the form of presentation...I dont see much difference between&nbsp; this and straight descriptive reportage</em>".</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yl/ylt9q2oa7ho7bjih.jpg"></p><p>Mark Lamster, architecture critic for The Dallas Morning News,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91750680/modern-landmark-to-be-demolished-in-okc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">decried</a>&nbsp;the 3-2 vote, by Oklahoma City&rsquo;s Downtown Design Review Committee, green lighting destruction of the Stage Center aka Mummers Theater designed by the late John M. Johansen.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/40/4053mzv9zfc1ohp6.jpg"></p><p>He writes the building which "<em>will be replaced by a glassy office tower of no particular distinction... is the second major blow to a regional lan...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/72142716/meet-mr-and-mrs-rales Meet Mr. and Mrs. Rales Nam Henderson 2013-04-29T11:48:00-04:00 >2013-05-01T07:48:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xy/xy94nrtg0eyicdqm.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Before Mr. Phifer, the architect, began designing the new building, he used a stack of about 80 flash cards or &ldquo;inspiration boards,&rdquo; as he called them, to get a sense of the Rales&rsquo;s tastes and vision. There were pictures of Shaker villages and ancient art, rock gardens and a floor sculpture by Carl Andre.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Carol Vogel visited <a href="http://glenstone.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glenstone</a>, home of the semi-public, art collection of Mitchell and Emily Rales in Potomac, Md. Currently housed in a sleek 25,000-square-foot museum by Charles Gwathmey, the owners have plans for a major expansion designed by Tom Phifer. As proposed the project consists of a series of interconnecting pavilions for permanent installations, each devoted to a single artist, as well as a large gallery for special exhibitions.</p>