Archinect - News 2014-04-24T03:14:57-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/70238960/shedding-its-fusty-architectural-past-philly-welcomes-nordic-starchitect-sn-hetta Shedding its Fusty Architectural Past, Philly Welcomes Nordic Starchitect Snøhetta nextcity 2013-03-28T19:40:00-04:00 >2013-07-12T12:31:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eq/eqyaixc7444goudu.jpg" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The latest evidence of Philadelphia&rsquo;s architectural comeback? The Norwegian architecture firm Sn&oslash;hetta is coming to town for a project at Temple University. &ldquo;We have a fantastic tradition of quality architeture and urbanism in Philadelphia, but we do go through low ebbs in that tradition,&rdquo; says Harris Steinberg, the executive director of PennPraxis, the clinical arm of the University of Pennsylvania&rsquo;s School of Design.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The Norwegian architecture firm <a href="http://www.snohetta.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta</a> has designed some of the most notable buildings and public spaces in the world over the last 15 years. The new <a href="http://www.arcspace.com/features/snoehetta/oslo-opera-house/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oslo Opera House</a>. Egypt&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.panoramio.com/photo/85018759" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bibliotheca Alexandrina</a>. A reconfigured <a href="http://nymag.com/arts/architecture/features/times-square-2012-4/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Times Square</a> in New York, and a massive expansion of the <a href="http://archrecord.construction.com/news/2011/11/SFMOMA-Expansion.asp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">San Francisco Museum of Modern Art</a>.</p> <p> Next up? Temple University&rsquo;s library, on a still-gritty stretch of Broad Street between Montgomery and Norris in North Philadelphia. Sn&oslash;hetta director and co-founder Craig Dykers is delivering a <a href="http://templeperformingartscenter.org/events/2013/2013-temple-university-architecture-alumni-lecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">lecture</a> on campus next week, sharing some of his firm&rsquo;s work with Temple students and a general audience of designers, architects and urbanists.</p> <p> Dykers might shed some light on Sn&oslash;hetta&rsquo;s early stage thinking for the library project, but design work has not yet begun, so don&rsquo;t expect any renderings.</p> <p> Even so, Dykers is likely to address a full house. The Oslo-based firm, which was featured in a glowing 5,400-word <a href="http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/01/21/130121fa_fact_owen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>New Yorker</em> profile</a> in January, is very much in vogue. Plenty of its...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/70005403/tackling-concerns-of-independent-workers Tackling Concerns of Independent Workers b3tadine[sutures] 2013-03-24T19:07:00-04:00 >2013-03-25T10:56:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3u/3uc388tdxnmjhprr.jpg" width="514" height="317" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Today, the Freelancers Union is one of the nation&rsquo;s fastest-growing labor organizations, with more than 200,000 members, over half of them in New York State. Ms. Horowitz, who has never lacked audacity, says she expects to expand the organization to one million members within three years. For some perspective, the United Automobile Workers union currently has 380,000 members.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Perhaps, architect interns, and those contract workers, will look to adding their numbers to this collective, instead of waiting for venal institutions - you know who you are - to make substantive changes to the way that things work.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/65087780/the-abc-of-architects-this-is-so-great The ABC of Architects ~ this is so great! Paul Petrunia 2013-01-08T14:37:00-05:00 >2013-01-09T10:00:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/we/weeh7wm84rl2u6j1.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This work is an alphabetical list of the most important architects with their best known building. A lot of them have been left out with grief because we only need one for each letter and we done an effort to have differents nationalities.</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/64969575/the-blind-design-paradox The Blind Design Paradox Anna Johnson 2013-01-07T00:33:00-05:00 >2013-01-07T00:34:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b0/b0p6t7oqb0ipfhnd.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Those outside the design industry may often wonder what makes for good architectural design. Most laypeople would say good design is aesthetically pleasing and unique, but their assessment would likely end there.</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/37211373/the-midwestern-maybeck The Midwestern Maybeck Places Journal 2012-02-07T05:46:00-05:00 >2012-02-07T16:37:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y3/y3ohxhzspiy95mpi.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A dandy bedecked in flashy all-white outfits and a pince-nez, chain-smoking custom-made cigarettes that he ordered from a New York manufacturer in lots of 10,000... an early devotee of the motorcar, president of the local Automobile Club, and a notably fast and reckless driver... He paid his rent in gold coins, before moving to an opulently furnished, Oriental-themed downtown Kansas City apartment/studio building of his own design.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Why is Louis Curtiss so much less celebrated than Bernard Maybeck?</p> <p> On Places, Keith Eggener examines the career of the Kansas City architect, "designer of some of the earliest buildings in the world to employ caisson foundations, rolled steel columns and glass curtain-walls," who nonetheless remains a relatively obscure figure, well outside the canon of architectural history.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/18941803/a-dot-introducing-the-52-artists a,DOT INTRODUCING THE 52 ARTISTS! BaBette Scheidt 2011-09-01T17:14:28-04:00 >2011-09-12T17:38:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5w/5wov2d8iaitv2ot9.jpg" width="514" height="794" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Chicago Women in Architecture is excited to announce the 52 artists that will be featured in the &ldquo;architects.DOING OTHER THINGS&rdquo; exhibition organized by CWA as part of Chicago Artists Month 2011, the sixteenth annual celebration of Chicago&rsquo;s vibrant visual art community presented by the Chicago Department of Tourism and Culture. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.chicagoartistsmonth.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.chicagoartistsmonth.org</a><br><br> Opening night is October 6th so be sure to mark your calenders!<br><br> And be on the lookout for upcoming posts as we introduce the women behind the artful work of architect | artists, a talented network as diverse as Chicago's neighborhoods.<br><br> FYI, poster design is a collaboration between Mindy Viamontes and Myself.</p>