Archinect - News 2014-10-31T19:50:42-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/109588117/inaba-wins-first-ever-flatiron-plaza-holiday-design-competition INABA Wins First Ever Flatiron Plaza Holiday Design Competition Archinect 2014-09-23T13:02:00-04:00 >2014-09-23T13:02:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3n/3no2cct9assktaoy.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>New York Light by INABA to Anchor Flatiron&rsquo;s Public Plaza Activities, Providing Interactive Feature Illuminating Month-Long Holiday Celebration</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3t/3tvp85fogirv9vpm.jpg"></p><p><strong>NEW YORK, September 16, 2014 </strong>&ndash; The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and Van Alen Institute announced the winner of the first-ever <a href="http://www.flatirondistrict.nyc/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flatiron Plaza Holiday Design Competition</a>, in which top designers and architects proposed dynamic structures to be installed in front of the famed Flatiron Building during the 2014 winter holiday season.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9k/9k2frqxmjclzckem.jpg"></p><p>Designed by INABA, the winning installation New York Light will illuminate the plaza as a backdrop for public events and provide visitors with a special view of the Flatiron building and the Madison Square skyline during the holiday season. The design is the result of a collaboration between the Brooklyn-based INABA, Tillotson Design Associates, and bengal.fierro.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4y/4y4si7mdp50m47xc.jpg"></p><p>Created to echo the plaza&rsquo;s namesake skyscraper, the installation will frame the Flatiron Building to its south. At the other end, the steel tube installat...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/73111710/inaba-completes-red-bull-music-academy-new-york INABA Completes Red Bull Music Academy New York Archinect 2013-05-13T20:18:00-04:00 >2013-05-13T21:10:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p5/p5wzk6g771uxya15.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Jeffrey Inaba&rsquo;s firm INABA was commissioned by Red Bull Music Academy to transform four floors of a vacant building in New York's Chelsea neighborhood into a model learning environment. INABA has used dramatic walls and lighting to create unique collaborative work areas in place of the traditional classroom.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jw/jw691xkzesameq5a.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Curving walls throughout the 38,000 square foot forum give shape to the distinct spaces. On the ground level the walls extend far into the former warehouse allowing passersby and users unrestricted views across the floor. They reveal a cross section of the types of activity taking place which include performances, private workshops, music production and broadcasting, aimed at making a statement that the space is different in its use from the shops, galleries, and cafe&#769;s of the area. Below, on the cellar level, the arcing walls of the capsule-shaped lounge are interrupted only to establish long views from the recording studio located at the south end to the open-air patio ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/65504677/inaba-completes-skylight ´╗┐´╗┐INABA Completes Skylight Archinect 2013-01-14T19:32:00-05:00 >2013-01-15T04:10:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3b/3bdkwwttjwfizwx7.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> INABA has completed <em>Skylight</em>, a permanent installation for KORO Public Art Norway. The 6.6 m (22 ft) diameter, 11.5 m (38 ft) long structure hangs from the foyer of the New Concert Hall in Stavanger, Norway. It is visible from the adjacent public plaza, and surrounding neighborhood and harbor, serving as a light beacon for the complex. Responding to the region&rsquo;s extreme atmospheric conditions, <em>Skylight</em> emits a range of pure color light patterns that contrast and complement the blended luminous tones of the dawn and twilight Nordic sky. Conceived of as an inverted chandelier, <em>Skylight</em>&rsquo;s light fixtures are mounted to face inward and illuminate the structure&rsquo;s interior surface. Its programmable LED system is animated to change in brightness and hue, and produce distinct patterns during arrival, theater calls, intermission, departure, and after hours.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z4/z4xfqquzyzx5r4xq.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f3/f3bn4aqj6mrblpv4.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>Skylight</em> is based on a simple cylinder. Areas along the surface of the cylinder were removed to create views from the five-stor...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/63274464/adaptation-architecture-technology-and-the-city-by-inaba-in-collaboration-with-free Adaptation: Architecture, Technology and the City by INABA in collaboration with FREE Archinect 2012-12-12T15:03:00-05:00 >2012-12-16T22:02:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g6/g6ssfuksjt4fuy2i.jpg" width="514" height="679" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> "As the city becomes more technological, architecture will become more essential. Technologies are growing as part of the functioning of cities, and as a result, the design of the urban environment will take on central importance. But this shift won&rsquo;t occur as we might think.&rdquo;</p> <p> <a href="http://files.archinect.com/public/03_AdaptationbyINABA.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Download the PDF</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ph/phlkpx4sk0gdsnvy.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Bringing together a host of interviews, contributions, and art works, Adaptation: Architecture, Technology and the City is a preliminary study of digital technology in the built environment. The publication surveys the ways that technology generates new kinds of experiences in the city, as well as the spaces created in its wake, including outmoded infrastructure, glitch space, and public zones populated with tethered cables. If digital technology promised a smooth environment independent of the constraints of geography, Adaptation makes clear that the digital also overlaps with and complicates the physical world.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ha/ha7xlx1dpn58f86h.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ni/nivsn6kx25b79xq3.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Adaptation concludes by exploring the unexpected ways in which t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/13033723/information-center-for-little-tokyo-design-week-future-city Information Center for Little Tokyo Design Week: Future City Archinect 2011-07-11T19:55:11-04:00 >2011-07-12T11:45:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e2/e2nfvpybwhaufnr7.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> LA architecture office <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106366/inaba-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">INABA</a> and NYC graphic designers <a href="http://www.mtwtf.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MTWTF</a> have shared with us their design for the information center for <a href="http://www.ltdesignweek.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Little Tokyo Design Week: Future City</em></a>. The festival, which opens this Thursday, July 14, celebrates the intersection of Japanese design and technology with experimental architecture in Southern California. The event in Los Angeles&rsquo; Little Tokyo will feature exhibitions, panel discussions, and other public activities that explore future approaches to urbanism.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fx/fxm8fcd269dd9odz.jpg"></p> <p> The information center displays a video that introduces the festival and which features participating designers and scholars. The exterior of INABA and MTWTF&rsquo;s project borrows graphic elements of the <em>LTDW</em> theme logo to create a new font. The word &lsquo;info&rsquo; is spelled out and repeated as a black and white pattern on three sides. Along the two long interior walls letters of the info font are scaled up into a large graphic that appears to change in form and color as the visitor moves through the space.</p> <p> ...</p>