Archinect - News 2017-07-28T00:54:36-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150018733/no-small-plans-a-graphic-novel-illustrating-urban-planning-of-the-past-the-present-and-the-future-chicago No Small Plans, a graphic novel illustrating urban planning of the past, the present and the future Chicago Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-21T13:27:00-04:00 >2017-07-21T17:49:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4o/4oiexi9ce7xkxd80.jpg" width="650" height="470" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>No Small Plans is a graphic novel that follows the neighborhood adventures of teens in Chicago's past, present and future as they wrestle with designing the city they want, need and deserve.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Inspired by the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.architecture.org/architecture-chicago/visual-dictionary/entry/wackers-manual/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1911 Wacker&rsquo;s Manual</a>, which was once used in classrooms to explain Daniel Burnham&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.architecture.org/architecture-chicago/visual-dictionary/entry/1909-plan-of-chicago/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1909 Plan of Chicago</a>, the book is filled with beautiful illustrations and divided into three chapters set in the years 1928, 2017 and 2211. Each chapter ends with a map and a short interlude about Burnham, to give readers insight into the creation of the 1909 Plan and other urban planning challenges.</p> <p><em>No Small Plans&nbsp;was launched in conjunction with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/289683/chicago-architecture-foundation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CAF</a>&rsquo;s 50th anniversary and our new &ldquo;Meet Your City&rdquo; initiative, which aims to foster civic engagement. In partnership with Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Public Library, CAF aspires to distribute 30,000 copies of&nbsp;No Small Plans&nbsp;for free to Chicago teens over the next three years.</em></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ku/kuk8c8hh8bdsxayf.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ku/kuk8c8hh8bdsxayf.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Chapter 2: The Present, pg. 33-34</figcaption></figure><p>A copy of the book can be pre-ordered&nbsp;<a href="https://shop.architecture.org/products/no-small-plans-graphic-novel-pre-order" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149995535/2017-chicago-architecture-biennial-participants-announced 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial participants announced Justine Testado 2017-03-06T13:14:00-05:00 >2017-03-06T14:18:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1j/1j28bhpntc0alkwg.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Preparations for the second <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/465082/chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a> are in full swing, with the big reveal of the 2017 participants today. Titled &ldquo;Make New History&rdquo; and with&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149969744/johnston-marklee-announced-as-the-artistic-director-of-the-2017-chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee</a>&nbsp;as Artistic Directors, the 2017 roster has the names of over 100 firms &mdash; many of them well-known &mdash; representing over 20 countries. The 2017 CAB will take place at the Chicago Cultural Center and additional sites across the city from&nbsp;September 16 through January 7, 2018.</p><p>Building upon the themes and ideas presented in the successful 2015 edition, the 2017 biennial will showcase a diversity of architectural work from across the globe and will focus on &ldquo;examining the underpinnings of this resurgence of historical interest&rdquo; and &ldquo;the efforts of contemporary architects to align their work with versions of history.&rdquo;</p><p>&ldquo;We hope to examine, through the work of the chosen participants, the continuous engagement with questions of history and architecture as an evolutionary practice,&rdquo; Sharon Johnston says.</p><p>Her...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963444/50-designers-50-ideas-50-wards 50 Designers, 50 Ideas, 50 Wards archanonymous 2016-08-16T00:08:00-04:00 >2016-08-21T21:43:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ti/tidonqv9owf6x5vt.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At the very least, these projects propose efficiencies and aesthetics that run counter to the institutional momentum within the city&rsquo;s many departments, a daunting prospect in itself. None of this is necessarily inappropriate for such an exhibition, but it does ignore the question of where much of the aesthetic and spatial expression in our built environment comes from, and how we might change it.</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/135809815/submit-your-chidesign-cade-entries-by-september-9 Submit your ChiDesign CADE entries by September 9! Justine Testado 2015-09-03T15:53:00-04:00 >2015-09-04T14:16:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yr/yrf5bkhv1pt78bja.jpg" width="650" height="438" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Chicago Architecture Foundation launched their first ChiDesign CADE competition earlier this summer seeking design ideas for a different type of educational facility called the Center for Architecture, Design and Education (CADE). Now that registration is closed, be sure to submit your entries by&nbsp;<strong>September 9</strong>.</p><p>As learning spaces become more open and communally oriented,&nbsp;the competition is a means to explore possible models for future educational facilities.&nbsp;If you need a refresher, CADE designs must include the following:</p><ul><li>a new headquarters, visitor center and exhibition spaces for the CAF</li><li>a new headquarters for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)</li><li>a design and allied arts high school</li><li>flexible learning spaces for out-of-school-time youth programs</li></ul><p>The competition jury &mdash; who will evaluate all proposals and select the first, second and third prize winners &mdash; features:</p><ul><li>Stanley Tigerman, Tigerman McCurry Architects</li><li>David Adjaye, Adjaye Associates</li><li>Monica Ponce De Leon, MPdL St...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/134188780/last-chance-to-register-for-the-chidesign-cade-competition-is-august-19 Last chance to register for the ChiDesign CADE competition is August 19 Sponsor 2015-08-13T15:28:00-04:00 >2015-08-13T15:02:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/os/osa4dc855y499f7p.jpg" width="650" height="438" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's less than a week left to register for the ChiDesign CADE competition. Late registration closes next Wednesday, August 19.</p><p>As learning spaces become more open and communally oriented, the Chicago Architecture Foundation launched the competition seeking design ideas of a&nbsp;Center for Architecture, Design and Education (CADE), as a means to explore possible models for future educational facilities.</p><p>Competitors must incorporate the following into their CADE designs:</p><ul><li>a new headquarters, visitor center and exhibition spaces for the CAF</li><li>a new headquarters for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)</li><li>a design and allied arts high school</li><li>flexible learning spaces for out-of-school-time youth programs</li></ul><p>Late registration deadline:<strong> August 19, 2015</strong><br>Submission deadline: <strong>September 9, 2015</strong></p><p>The competition jury &mdash; who will evaluate all proposals as well as select the first, second and third prize winners &mdash; features:</p><ul><li>Stanley Tigerman, Tigerman McCurry Architects</li><li>David Adjaye, Adjaye Associates...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/132973249/don-t-forget-to-register-for-the-first-chidesign-competition-by-august-7 Don't forget to register for the first ChiDesign competition by August 7! Sponsor 2015-07-29T10:37:00-04:00 >2015-07-29T00:38:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0b/0b1ii1swyn83a3x1.jpg" width="650" height="438" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The registration deadline is almost here for the first ChiDesign ideas competition to design a Center for Architecture, Design and Education (CADE). As learning spaces become more open and communally oriented, the Chicago Architecture Foundation launched the competition as a means to explore possible models for future educational facilities.</p><p>Competitors must incorporate the following into their CADE designs:</p><ul><li>a new headquarters, visitor center and exhibition spaces for the CAF</li><li>a new headquarters for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)</li><li>a design and allied arts high school</li><li>flexible learning spaces for out-of-school-time youth programs</li></ul><p>Registration deadline:<strong> August 7, 2015</strong><br>Submission deadline: <strong>September 9, 2015</strong></p><p>The competition jury &mdash; who will evaluate all proposals as well as select the first, second and third prize winners &mdash; features:</p><ul><li>Stanley Tigerman, Tigerman McCurry Architects</li><li>David Adjaye, Adjaye Associates</li><li>Monica Ponce De Leon, MPdL Studio</li><li>Billie Tsien, Tod Williams Billie...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/132411152/chicago-architecture-foundation-launches-first-chidesign-cade-competition Chicago Architecture Foundation launches first ChiDesign CADE competition Justine Testado 2015-07-21T14:01:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T16:38:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cy/cyt0x4puci59mni8.jpg" width="650" height="326" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Chicago Architecture Foundation's inaugural ChiDesign competition is accepting idea submissions for a different type of educational facility entitled the Center for Architecture, Design and Education (CADE).</p><p>Participants must incorporate the following into their designs:</p><ul><li>a new headquarters, visitor center and exhibition spaces for the CAF</li><li>a new headquarters for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)</li><li>a design and allied arts high school</li><li>flexible learning spaces for out-of-school-time youth programs</li></ul><p>Are you up for the challenge? Be sure to register by<strong> August 7, 2015</strong> and submit your entries by <strong>September 9, 2015</strong>.</p><p>Starting this October, CAF will host a major exhibition featuring a selection of submissions during the first <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/465082/chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a>. The exhibition will run from October 1, 2015 to January 3, 2016. The exhibition aims to spark dialogue on the design of a Center for Architecture, Design and Education in Chicago, as well as highlight the city&rsquo;s legacy of arc...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/75793200/kinesis-honorable-mention-2013-burnham-prize-competition Kinesis Honorable Mention 2013 Burnham Prize Competition NELC 2013-06-24T11:56:00-04:00 >2013-06-24T11:57:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tq/tqn2t11cmm3mthq5.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This honorable mention was described by the jury as an elegant and sleek design with smart and innovative use of materials and good integration of elements.</p></em><br /><br /><p> KINESIS&nbsp;<br> Chicago BRT iconic stations design<br> Design Team: Natassa Lianou, Ermis Chalvatzis</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/17/176vmf1qfj9t4vqy.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Kinesis project, proposes dynamic and iconic light weight structures which land into the city of Chicago and create unique stations for the new BRT network. Since Chicago has a rich architectural and innovative engineering heritage, the BRT stations must consist contemporary statements of Chicago 's on-going evolution. Thus, the design is inspired from the speed and fluidity of contemporary urban life, while it presents a signature statement and brand identity of the BRT operation into Chicago streets.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5y/5ysc68c0teq5nkje.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The structure is consisted from the solid platform/ground, the roof/tensile membrane and the in-between glazing stripe, where these three elements blend together to produce extra features such as seating areas, ticket turnstiles, recycling bins, real-time passenger info display, landscape. Everything is connected and integrated into a unique design language able to represent the hig...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/74583217/j-mays-ford-s-head-of-vehicle-design-discusses-his-architectural-inspirations J Mays, Ford's head of vehicle design, discusses his architectural inspirations Archinect 2013-06-04T17:00:00-04:00 >2013-06-10T20:24:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x9/x9f4cs514xw11cac.jpg" width="597" height="480" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As the person in charge of design for Ford's entire vehicle porfolio, Mays looks at architecture a lot. And he's ever mindful of buildings and how they're designed whenever he sets about creating a new car or truck for Ford. What he's learned &mdash; and what he likes&mdash; about architecture, and Chicago architecture in particular, will be his focus when he joins the panel discussion "Big Ideas in Small Places" on Thursday at the Chicago Architecture Foundation.</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>