Archinect - News 2014-10-23T12:11:36-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/99373514/foster-s-plans-for-the-nyc-public-library-is-shelved Foster's plans for the NYC Public Library is shelved Archinect 2014-05-07T18:17:00-04:00 >2014-05-13T23:23:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vl/vl9cwhx6pagqce94.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Several factors contributed to the library&rsquo;s decision: a study that showed the cost of renovating the 42d Street building to be more than expected (the project had originally been estimated at about $300 million); a change in city government; and input from the public, several trustees said. (Four lawsuits have been filed against the project.)</p></em><br /><br /><p>&ldquo;Obviously I respect the decision of the trustees and whoever&rsquo;s been involved in the decision,&rdquo; Mr. Foster said. &ldquo;If I have any kind of sadness on the thing &mdash; besides obviously not having the project going ahead and having spent a huge amount of passion on the project with colleagues &mdash; it is that the proposals have never been revealed, and there hasn&rsquo;t really been a debate by those involved, including those who would have benefitted from an inclusive approach to the library.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91702458/what-could-have-been-of-gershwin-plot-14-by-nl-architects What could have been of Gershwin Plot 14 by NL Architects Justine Testado 2014-01-20T19:48:00-05:00 >2014-02-16T21:53:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c3/c3gdtwe5u3pgbwbg.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gershwin Plot 14 by Dutch firm NL Architects is an eye-catching project to start off the week. The proposal was the winning entry of a 2012 competition to design a new large residential building in Amsterdam. Unfortunately, the project was abruptly cancelled in 2013. Such is the world of architecture...</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3a/3ammnm5enr7zmb82.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5a/5aff9wkr9r9za19d.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9b/9bh1g920iimsojbo.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4f/4f3mnbori2gpq1he.jpg" title=""><br><br> Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/gershwin_plot_14_by_nl_architects/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78369996/sky-city-world-s-tallest-building-stops-construction-due-to-lack-of-government-approval Sky City, world's tallest building, stops construction due to lack of government approval Archinect 2013-07-31T14:11:00-04:00 >2013-08-05T19:45:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e0/e03fve8j3jx60i04.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Yin Zhi, head of Beijing Tsinghua Urban Design Institute, said, "The technique that Broad Group uses has no precedent in the world, and the cost they promised is very low. So they either have some record breaking techniques or it&rsquo;s a lie. They are gambling. If they win, they will change the history of world architecture, but that's one chance in a million."</p></em><br /><br /><p> In China&rsquo;s Hunan province, ground was broken for the next "world's tallest skyscraper". It was a brave ambition. The developer Broad Group planned to build an 838 meter tower with 202 stories, in just 10 months. The tower would surpass the current tallest skyscraper, Dubai&rsquo;s Burj Khalifa by 10 meters. But the project has been halted over questions concerning feasibility and government permission.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/76710366/pierre-cardin-cancels-vast-skyscraper-behind-venice Pierre Cardin cancels vast skyscraper behind Venice Orhan Ayyüce 2013-07-10T12:18:00-04:00 >2013-07-15T19:10:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z5/z565fqahb4o526mg.jpg" width="514" height="576" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Opposition to the project began last year among Venetians and Italians, who are tired of seeing Venice abused by the vast cruise ships and mounting examples of the crudest commercialism.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/62940099/a-futuristic-vision-for-venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously:</a></p> <p> <em>"called Palais Lumi&egrave;re, [it] will be a glittering menagerie of private apartments, hotels, commercial spaces and even a fashion university, and it would transform a dilapidated industrial area bordering the Venetian lagoon. Mr. Cardin has described the Palais, actually three structures linked by six flat discs, as a &ldquo;habitable sculpture&rdquo; and said it was his dream. &mdash; NYT"</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/74645806/it-s-official-the-hirshhorn-museum-has-burst-the-bubble It's official, the Hirshhorn Museum has burst the bubble Archinect 2013-06-05T15:03:00-04:00 >2013-06-10T22:10:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ts/tssrudcohek4khoy.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on Wednesday finally abandoned its long-planned project to cover the museum&rsquo;s interior courtyard in Washington D.C. with a distinctive, temporary inflatable bubble. Citing financial uncertainties, Richard Kurin, the Smithsonian Institution&rsquo;s under secretary for history, art and culture, made the announcement. He said outgoing director Richard Koshalek, who resigned last month after failing to receive full support for the bubble...</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c3/c3c6081d84530935f161d91831fb6d71.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/72358440/moca-architecture-show-funded-by-getty-could-face-cancellation MOCA architecture show, funded by Getty, could face cancellation Archinect 2013-05-02T12:46:00-04:00 >2013-05-02T12:46:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xy/xytjk3uz96qz5ki6.jpg" width="514" height="311" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The exhibition was planned as an exploration of the last 25 years of Los Angeles architecture, with work by Frank Gehry, Thom Mayne, Michael Maltzan, Barbara Bestor and many younger architects. It was funded in part by a Getty Foundation grant of $445,000. No other single show in the PSTP series received a grant as large, according to a Getty press release. A 272-page catalog, co-published by Rizzoli, is already complete.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Facing delays in finishing the installation of the show, the show will be canceled, or, at best, delayed.</p>