Archinect - News 2016-06-24T23:26:41-04:00 Overwhelmed by Venice Biennale events? Try these suggestions for starters Justine Testado 2016-05-27T15:47:00-04:00 >2016-06-10T05:16:09-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Without a doubt, there will be plenty to see in and around the Venice Biennale. Planning on attending and not so sure where to start? For the next few months, Bustler will share our recommendations of national exhibition pavilions and related events that you shouldn't miss. Have a look at our first list that you can use as a starting point for your visit(s). Happy Biennale-ing!</p></em><br /><br /><p>Don't miss out on an exhibition featuring Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, a nearby Zaha Hadid retrospective, and the national pavilions from Great Britain, the Republic of Korea, The Philippines, and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">more</a>.</p><p>You can also keep track of Archinect's ongoing Venice Biennale coverage in&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Features</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">News</a>.</p> Joseph Weishaar and the 2016 SEED Awardees are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2016-02-01T18:01:00-05:00 >2016-02-29T13:57:19-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #93 for Jan. 25-29, 2016:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>&ldquo;Unpacking the Cube&rdquo; portrays the conceptual roots of Steven Holl, Leong Leong, and Levenbetts</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>CHAMBER gallery in New York asked Steven Holl Architects, Leong Leong, and Levenbetts &mdash; who are each at different points in their professional careers &mdash; to dig deep into the conceptual roots of their practices and manifest those concepts into physical objects, which are currently on exhibition.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>25-year-old architect and veteran sculptor win WWI Memorial competition in D.C.&nbsp;</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The WWICC launched a two-stage design competition to search for the most suitable design for the memorial, which would commemorate the more than 116,000 American men and women who died during the Great War. 25-year-old architect&nbsp;Joseph Weishaar in collaboration with veteran sculpt...</p> The New York Times reviews MoMA exhibit, Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980 Joachim Perez 2015-05-01T11:12:00-04:00 >2015-05-04T14:52:27-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The exhibition recalls an earlier era when architects there believed that social challenges should be tackled by design, that humane societies deserved beautiful new forms, and progressive development put faith in art, nature and the resilience of ordinary people.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Michael Kimmelman of The New York Times wrote a review on the recent MoMA exhibit,<em>&nbsp;&lsquo;Latin America in Construction: Architecture&nbsp;1955-1980&rsquo;</em>. The exhibit highlights the work of Oscar Niemeyer, Lina Bo Bardi,&nbsp;Eladio Dieste, Rogelio Salmona and others who helped define Latin American modern architecture. &nbsp;On display are photographs, videos, drawings, blueprints and models. &nbsp;Some models shown in Kimmelman's article feature the work of University of Miami students who collaborated with MoMA on this exhibit.</p> NY exhibitions reflect on Latin American midcentury architecture + design Justine Testado 2015-03-30T16:01:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T09:17:10-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Until the advent of cable television and then the Internet, Latin Americans, creators and consumers alike, were often more aware of trends in Europe and the United States than in nations neighboring theirs: Whatever similarities in style that emerged regionally were largely the result of discrete, parallel responses to the challenges of urbanization, poverty and the need to somehow integrate modernity and tradition.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Midcentury architecture and design from the Latin America region seems to be a trend in recent exhibitions in MoMA, MAD, and Americas Society in New York. New York Times writer Larry Rohter compares and contrasts the exhibitions, which shed light on the all-too-familiar tension of integrating globalized innovation with local traditions and techniques that was present throughout Latin American architecture and design.</p> Experimental architecture history exhibits spaces with smell Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-10-11T15:42:00-04:00 >2013-10-14T18:14:17-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In conjunction with the symposium, "Test Sites: Experiments in the History of Space", the California College of the Arts (CCA) Architecture Division will stage the first exhibition devoted exclusively to the recent works of artisans and historians who harness scents, essences and fragrances in the reconstruction and preservation of historical spaces &mdash; An Olfactory Archive.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Probably the most under-appreciated sense in the experiential toolbox (unless you count <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">proprioception</a>), smell is often maligned by aesthetic criticism as too ephemeral, too fleeting, to substantiate anything meaningful. But what if it opened the nostrils and minds of the sniffers to imagine architectural space in a new way, or represent a place's atmosphere as it once was? <em>An Olfactory Archive: 1100 - 1969</em>, presented by the Architecture Division at California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco, explores the atmosphere of historical spaces through smell, in an exhibition that displays reconstructed scents authored by perfumers, architects and artists (and others) who have all worked with smell in the recent past.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> The work is part of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Test SItes: Experiments in the History of Space</em></a>.&nbsp;A selection of the featured scents is as follows:</p> <ul><li> curator&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aaron Betsky</a> + Herzog and deMeuron: "Rotterdam - Olfactory Object" (2004)</li> <li> perfumer <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christophe Laudemiel</a>: the Straight of Bosp...</li></ul>