Archinect - News 2014-07-22T09:25:04-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/101654926/constructing-holden-caulfield-learning-to-build-character-through-literary-architecture "Constructing Holden Caulfield": Learning to build character through literary architecture Justine Testado 2014-06-12T18:22:00-04:00 >2014-06-21T00:35:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u7/u750yubvdyxyhxq5.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The writer and the architect aren't so different from each other when you consider each one as builders of an environment, and what better way to introduce that concept than to a class of high school students. After reading about <a href="http://www.matteopericoli.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Matteo Pericoli'</a>s "The Laboratory of Literary Architecture" course in <em>The New York Times</em>, English teacher George Mayo was inspired to teach it to his 10th grade class at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, MD.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gl/glzlbogp55s1d0vb.jpg"></p><p>Matteo Pericoli created and taught the workshop in the Scuola Holden creative writing school in Turin, Italy and then in the M.F.A. writing program at <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/3109814/columbia-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Columbia University</a>'s School of the Arts. Students picked a literary work they closely understood and then broke it down to its core elements, from which they based their architectural designs.</p><p>The goal was for students to avoid literal&nbsp;representations and instead design&nbsp;<em>literary</em> representations that symbolize "the essential ideas of the narrative structure in a spatial form," as described in P...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87529261/over-100-urban-artists-repaint-a-soon-to-be-demolished-tower-in-paris Over 100 urban artists repaint a soon-to-be-demolished tower in Paris Justine Testado 2013-11-27T14:19:00-05:00 >2013-12-02T23:02:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q5/q5zagafoi6yko3sr.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In the 13th Arrondisement in Paris, the brightly painted "Tour Paris 13" building -- is easy to spot from a distance. Described as the largest group exhibition of street art, <a href="http://www.itinerrance.fr" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gallery Itinerance</a> gathered over 100 urban artists representing 16 nationalities to use their artistic skills to repaint just about every corner of the old 9-floored tower right at the brink of its demolition --&nbsp; making a vivid statement that "in the end, everything will just disappear in the rubble."</p> <p> The completion of the Tour 13 project happened not long after the controversial decision to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/86311570/5-pointz-graffiti-mecca-in-long-island-city-faces-imminent-destruction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">redevelop the historic 5 Pointz "graffiti mecca" in New York</a>.</p> <p> Here are more details of the project:<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4t/4t1zypota83vmqzz.jpg" title=""></p> <p> "For many months, the project voluntarily remained con&#64257;dential. Coordinated by<br> Mehdi Ben Cheikh, Director of Gallery Itinerance, with the support of the 13th Arrondisement City Hall and the consent of ICF Habitat La Sabliere, the building&rsquo;s landlord, decided to appeal to more than one hundred street-art artists from ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85537199/so-il-and-gensler-to-design-creative-cultural-incubator-for-new-museum SO-IL and Gensler to ​design creative​ cultural ​incubator for New Museum Justine Testado 2013-11-01T18:06:00-04:00 >2013-11-04T21:59:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ne/nev5wl7a9k525cph.jpg" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The <a href="http://newmuseum.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Museum</a> will be opening an incubator for art, technology, and design next summer in the institution's adjacent building at 231 Bowery in New York. <a href="http://so-il.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SO-IL</a> architects in collaboration with <a href="http://www.gensler.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gensler</a> will design the new 11,000 sq.foot facility, which will be located inside a 19th-century structure that formerly belonged to artists like James Rosenquist and Tom Wesselmann.</p> <p> Developed by Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director of the New Museum and Deputy Developer Karen Wong, the incubator will serve as a collaborative platform of shared educational and professional workspace for more than 60 start-up companies and creative entrepreneurs. The project is the latest addition to program series that aims to challenge the boundaries and relevance of museum practice in the 21st century.</p> <p> Prospective members will go through a rigorous application process before being selected by the incubator's Director and staff committee. Incubator members will then pay a monthly fee in exchange for...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78224626/on-the-fence-a-colorful-collaboration-at-citizens-of-the-world-hollywood "On the Fence": A colorful collaboration at Citizens of the World Hollywood Justine Testado 2013-09-25T12:24:00-04:00 >2013-10-07T17:14:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1j/1jc0h0jszglqlxv5.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> It's hard to miss the vibrant 3-D mural at the front entrance of the <a href="http://www.citizensoftheworld.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Citizens of the World Charter School - Hollywood</a>. The mural, known as "On the Fence", was created by students, teachers, staff, and parents of CWC-H and Le Conte Middle School as a collaborative project. Both communities gathered together in a series of informal events to gradually bring the colorful mural to life.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q1/q1ycmsd2gfmomfx8.jpg" title=""><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v4/v4zhofdm19fbq6ky.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The project was created by architect Dana Bauer, a parent at CWC-H. Bauer works as a partner for <a href="http://www.landcraft.la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">landcraft</a>, an LA-based landscape design practice, and is a faculty member at USC's School of Architecture. The "On the Fence" mural is a representation of her emphasis on cross-disciplinary practice and collaborative creativity.</p> <p> Over 300 students from ages 5 to 13 years helped produce the mural, which was "woven" onto the fence with strips of UV-resistant fabric. The mural's woven appearance was inspired by techniques used to create hook rugs and Rose Bowl floats. Since its completion, the mural has bec...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/75735540/interview-the-principals-part-i Interview: The Principals (Part I.) Gravitas 2013-06-21T20:35:00-04:00 >2013-06-21T20:35:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sn/snrpmo32yky96ouz.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Can we start by exploring your process of developing an initial idea for a project? You all have very different backgrounds, specialising in metalwork, industrial design and architecture. How do these backgrounds integrate? Can this culmination of different abilities become challenging? It is extremely challenging integrating our different perspectives &ndash; based on our specialties, you can encounter all phases and scales of project development simultaneously</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>