Archinect - News 2016-08-26T03:00:01-04:00 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/149947711/a-stack-of-neighborhoods-ds-r-s-design-for-rubenstein-forum-revealed "A stack of neighborhoods": DS+R's design for Rubenstein Forum revealed Julia Ingalls 2016-05-26T12:46:00-04:00 >2016-06-02T01:06:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mm/mmqoh1lrypii9m6r.jpg" width="514" height="349" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/4069531/the-university-of-chicago" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Chicago</a>, weary of holding large events off-campus, hired <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106441/diller-scofidio-renfro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diller, Scofidio and Renfro</a> to design a 90,000 square foot, multi-faceted meeting place. The result is the Rubenstein Forum, which will&nbsp;be placed next to the Harris School of Public Policy&rsquo;s future Keller Center and across the Midway from Rockefeller Chapel.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m5/m5z9efjgianzgv7l.jpg"></p><p>In terms of the design concept, Liz Diller stated that "we composed the tower as a stack of &lsquo;neighborhoods&rsquo; with meeting and communal spaces of all sizes&mdash;both formal and informal, calm and animated, focused and diffuse. The building prompts its varied populations to cross paths with one another where possible to enhance intellectual exchange. The lower floors of the Rubenstein Forum are porous and dynamic with connections to the campus and the community in all directions. As one climbs the building, there is a progressive retreat from the everyday to more contemplative spaces with dramatic views of Chicago and Lake Michigan.&rdquo;</p><p>What else is DS+R up to these ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/138531680/editor-s-picks-431 Editor's Picks #431 Nam Henderson 2015-10-09T10:37:00-04:00 >2015-10-12T21:45:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/98/98gothq8dsklau2s.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/lamayac" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Laura Amaya</a>&nbsp;interviewed Giancarlo Mazzanti, founder and principal of El Equipo de Mazzanti. The two <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/137512201/an-interview-with-bogot-based-giancarlo-mazzanti" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">discussed</a> "<em>architecture for social inclusion...from a political point of view</em>", play or leisure, and "<em>an architecture made of parts...or open work</em>".&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t0/t0ph2z8vzqs65rk7.jpg"></p><p>Meanwhile the latest editions of <strong>Deans List</strong>: featured <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/137360403/deans-list-kenneth-schwartz-of-tulane-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kenneth Schwartz of Tulane School of Architecture</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/138357352/the-deans-list-amale-andraos-of-columbia-university-s-gsapp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amale Andraos of Columbia University's GSAPP</a>.&nbsp;<strong>vado retro</strong> agreed that Tulane is a "<em>great school in a great city. enjoy it while it is still above water.</em>"</p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br>In a collaboration with the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/465082/chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Biennial</a>, Archinect offered up an Chicago installment of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137806694/archinect-presents-next-up-a-live-podcasting-event-in-collaboration-with-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-this-saturday-october-3rd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Next Up</em></a>, the live-podcasting event.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/do/doe0sfvxfawvvmxq.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/patrik_schumacher" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher</a>&nbsp;shared some criticism of the event and participants "<em>one still wonders whether these laudable concerns should usurp the space that was presumably meant to be allocated to contemporary architecture</em><em>.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lv/lve67c0gqnii17aw.jpg"></p><p>Herzog &amp; de Meuron <a href="http://archinect.com/news/gallery/137820408/1/herzog-de-meuron-s-concept-for-new-vancouver-art-gallery-released" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">released</a> the first look at their design for the new Vancouver Art Gallery, a significant update on the Gallery's ol...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126726246/university-of-chicago-will-reportedly-win-race-for-obama-presidential-library University of Chicago will reportedly win race for Obama Presidential Library Alexander Walter 2015-05-04T18:38:00-04:00 >2015-05-05T16:59:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e5/e50ws66i2n3oljzo.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>President Obama will choose the University of Chicago as the site for his presidential library, according to several reports and sources close to the Obama family. The proposal from the University of Chicago in Chicago&rsquo;s South Side Hyde Park neighborhood, which is near where the Obamas have a home, their daughters attended grammar school and Michelle Obama worked as a vice president of the university&rsquo;s medical center, is the apparent winner, reports and these sources say.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nh/nh05izwqufyu9515.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qp/qpc8dd9rut3xy35t.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/517819/barack-obama-presidential-library" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/77851435/building-on-community-architect-jeanne-gang-reveals-master-plan-for-new-university-of-chicago-dorm-complex Building on Community: Architect Jeanne Gang reveals master plan for new University of Chicago dorm complex Justine Testado 2013-07-25T10:30:00-04:00 >2013-07-25T11:08:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mz/mz9felgehi4yk9bp.jpg" width="514" height="369" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Esteemed Chicago architect Jeanne Gang unveiled the design plan for the new University of Chicago North Campus Residence Hall and Dining Commons this past Tuesday. Created by Studio Gang Architects and Mortenson Construction, the stunning $148 million project is expected to open in the fall of 2016 where Harry Weese's Pierce Tower currently stands.</p> <p> The new structures intend to create a welcoming "front door" to the University of Chicago campus and function as an easy gateway to surrounding communities like Hyde Park. Each building towers at 15, 11, and 5 stories, at 250 feet in length, and will house about 800 students. A diagonal path will connect the project to the nearby Smart Museum of Art and the businesses on 55th Street. Gang's project will also include designated retail spaces.<br><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nr/nr4lz363p8u82zh2.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hg/hg28qzi2qe1xttlm.jpg" title=""><br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oo/oo3vltwhxvcwjznm.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/no/nopuv8megyny2nli.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The bent-rectangular form and windowed exterior give the structures a rejuvenating contemporary appeal without being pretentious--an ideal combination for the modern college student. At...</p>