Archinect - News 2016-08-24T12:24:11-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149961516/in-honor-of-the-olympics-french-artist-jr-installs-giant-athletes-in-rio In honor of the Olympics, French artist JR installs giant athletes in Rio Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-04T13:16:00-04:00 >2016-08-10T00:02:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oq/oqip9s51k49f6qdj.jpg" width="514" height="603" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The French artist who goes by JR, known for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/753838/jr" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">flyposting large-scale photographs</a> in cities around the world, has set up shop in Rio, just in time for the Olympic opening ceremony this Friday. As part of his ongoing worldwide&nbsp;<a href="http://www.insideoutproject.net/rio2016/en/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Inside Out</em></a>&nbsp;project, and under the invitation of the IOC, he's installed two giant sculptures of athletes in the city, posed in such a way that Rio itself is their stadium.</p><p>One is a diver, in a swan pose over the Barra da Tijuca, the other a high-jumper, curving over the top of the Hilton Santos in the Flamengo neighborhood. The athletes are made from printed fabric stretched over a scaffolding frame, and have been under construction since June.</p><p><em>h/t&nbsp;<a href="http://thespaces.com/2016/08/03/jr-installs-two-giant-athletes-in-sites-across-rio-for-the-olympics/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Spaces</a></em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/53/531mp5wus332492y.jpg"></p><p>Check out more news from Rio:</p><ul><li><a title="Rio's streets clog with traffic as visitors arrive for the Olympics" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961137/rio-s-streets-clog-with-traffic-as-visitors-arrive-for-the-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rio's streets clog with traffic as visitors arrive for the Olympics</a></li><li><a title="Athletes refuse to move into Rio's Olympic Village, citing &ldquo;blocked toilets, leaking pipes and exposed wiring&rdquo;" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149959805/athletes-refuse-to-move-into-rio-s-olympic-village-citing-blocked-toilets-leaking-pipes-and-exposed-wiring" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Athletes refuse to move into Rio's Olympic Village, citing &ldquo;blocked toilets, leaking pipes and exposed wiring&rdquo;</a></li><li><a title="Rio mayor admits Olympics were a &ldquo;missed opportunity&rdquo;, but believes the city has been unfairly portrayed" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957955/rio-mayor-admits-olympics-were-a-missed-opportunity-but-believes-the-city-has-been-unfairly-portrayed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rio mayor admits Olympics were a &ldquo;missed opportunity&rdquo;, but believes the city has been unfairly portrayed</a></li><li><a title="11 workers have died so far during Rio Olympic construction, audit finds" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942337/11-workers-have-died-so-far-during-rio-olympic-construction-audit-finds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">11 ...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960017/median-an-urbanism-exhibition-from-the-most-privileged-and-uninhabitable-location-in-los-angeles-the-middle-of-the-road MEDIAN: an urbanism exhibition from "the most privileged and uninhabitable location in Los Angeles—the middle of the road." Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-26T18:28:00-04:00 >2016-08-02T01:34:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wa/wafxtk2ald9610yt.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Now through August 25, take an immersive, tongue-in-cheeky video tour through Los Angeles at&nbsp;WUHO Gallery, with&nbsp;David Hartwell and Bill Ferehawk's "MEDIAN".</p><p>Enter the narrow, deep gallery space and be at the center of MEDIAN&ndash;an "experimental moving image installation" projected onto the length of WUHO's walls, in parallel. From the viewer's position in the middle of the gallery, atop a double-yellow line, they assume the perspective of "the most privileged and uninhabitable location in Los Angeles&mdash;the middle of the road." Through a mixture of film and animation, the projected narrative takes LA's roadside urbanity to whacky, cartoonish, stereotyped, and whimsical ends.</p><p>Take a look below:</p><p></p><p>More information on MEDIAN available <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/event/920/median-an-experimental-moving-image-installation-opens-at-wuho-gallery-in-hollywood-on-july-14/149957252" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>. WUHO Gallery is open Friday, Saturday and Sundays, noon to 5pm.&nbsp;The exhibition is presented by LA Forum.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958454/how-artists-curators-and-architects-define-a-great-museum How artists, curators and architects define a great museum Alexander Walter 2016-07-18T14:18:00-04:00 >2016-07-24T22:46:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rp/rpkelwrq9iskeu51.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What makes a museum building successful? Until the arrival of Frank Gehry&rsquo;s Guggenheim in Bilbao in 1997, this question might have been almost exclusively focused on the best environments in which to view art. But the Guggenheim&rsquo;s phenomenal success, which allowed the Basque government to recoup the construction costs within three years, moved the debate on to issues of branding and statement architecture. Now the discussion has moved on again.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943339/archinect-s-critical-round-up-of-sn-hetta-s-sfmoma-addition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's critical round-up of Sn&oslash;hetta's SFMOMA addition</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953533/oma-s-pierre-lassonde-pavilion-in-quebec-will-finally-open-tomorrow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA's Pierre Lassonde Pavilion in Quebec will finally open tomorrow</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946793/first-look-inside-tate-modern-s-new-extension" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First look inside Tate Modern's new Extension</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947762/hyper-reality-artist-envisions-our-near-future-existence-submerged-in-augmented-reality Hyper-Reality: Artist envisions our near-future existence submerged in augmented reality Alexander Walter 2016-05-26T15:05:00-04:00 >2016-06-02T01:05:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ri/rix1hwyeglcncql5.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hyper-Reality is a concept film by Keiichi Matsuda. It presents a provocative and kaleidoscopic new vision of the future, where physical and virtual realities have merged, and the city is saturated in media.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Our physical and virtual realities are becoming increasingly intertwined. Technologies such as VR, augmented reality, wearables, and the internet of things are pointing to a world where technology will envelop every aspect of our lives. It will be the glue between every interaction and experience, offering amazing possibilities, while also controlling the way we understand the world. Hyper-Reality attempts to explore this exciting but dangerous trajectory. It was crowdfunded, and shot on location in Medell&iacute;n, Colombia."</em></p><p>Here are some stills from artist Keiichi Matsuda's&nbsp;<a href="http://hyper-reality.co/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HYPER-REALITY</a> concept film, a fascinating (and slightly disturbing) vision of the near future of the city, of the media, of ourselves, and the blurred sense of 'reality.'</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/am/amahnviaerkra91n.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ox/oxisc4fj5maj9att.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cu/cux1bh1nbv2vl3md.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m1/m1f13ndkd6f0cdos.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ub/ub4obnkkuhikktye.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q4/q42o2xo1ow64a9mu.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/us/usbwywk829xwjs4w.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hc/hcbgmumgokjrccbd.jpg"></p><p>Watch the video below to dive right in.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946916/ai-weiwei-s-latest-works-focus-on-refugee-crisis-in-greece Ai Weiwei's latest works focus on refugee crisis in Greece Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-23T17:23:00-04:00 >2016-05-31T00:29:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/95/95ddaa882aa90ed630628fa997089cd6.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>the artist says we should not &ldquo;sentimentalise or romanticise&rdquo; the crisis, which has seen more than 2,000 children die on their way to Europe. [...] Ai first visited Lesbos on Christmas Day last year, and has since dedicated most of his life to helping refugees there, even moving his studio to the island. [...] &ldquo;The goal is to make everyone conscious of the struggle of refugees. We need to protect humanity. The fight is endless. If we don&rsquo;t fight, our children have to fight,&rdquo; he says.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Ai Weiwei documents life in Greek refugee camp on social media" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144578495/ai-weiwei-documents-life-in-greek-refugee-camp-on-social-media" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ai Weiwei documents life in Greek refugee camp on social media</a></li><li><a title="UN Refugee Agency Commissions 10k Ikea-designed Better Shelters" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124209727/un-refugee-agency-commissions-10k-ikea-designed-better-shelters" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UN Refugee Agency Commissions 10k Ikea-designed Better Shelters</a></li><li><a title="Curator of MoMA's &ldquo;Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter&quot; on palliative refugee architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946193/curator-of-moma-s-insecurities-tracing-displacement-and-shelter-on-palliative-refugee-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Curator of MoMA's &ldquo;Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter" on palliative refugee architecture</a></li><li><a title="What Does the Syrian Refugee Crisis Mean to Architecture?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107953878/what-does-the-syrian-refugee-crisis-mean-to-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What Does the Syrian Refugee Crisis Mean to Architecture?</a></li><li><a title="Ai Weiwei, Jacob Appelbaum and the dissident experience" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126380297/ai-weiwei-jacob-appelbaum-and-the-dissident-experience" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ai Weiwei, Jacob Appelbaum and the dissident experience</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946793/first-look-inside-tate-modern-s-new-extension First look inside Tate Modern's new Extension Ellen Hancock 2016-05-23T12:11:00-04:00 >2016-07-18T14:07:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b4/b4lb496wv8fwekbq.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Set to open on 17 June, the Tate Modern Switch House &ndash; named after the part of the power station that the new galleries occupy &ndash; expands the museum by 60% to accommodate the surging numbers of visitors, which reached 5.7 million last year, well over double the number the building was designed to cope with when it opened in 2000. But the arresting brick ziggurat is also a physical symbol of the effect the Tate has had on its surroundings.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ix/ix8g1xt43zuvn274.jpg">Read more relating article here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945987/future-sustainable-skyscrapers-will-be-made-of-wood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future sustainable skyscrapers will be made of...wood?</a></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945931/fabricated-robot-installation-at-the-v-a-unveiled-as-part-of-their-first-engineering-season" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fabricated robot installation at the V&amp;A unveiled as part of their first Engineering Season</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945806/herzog-and-de-meuron-in-conversation-with-rowan-moore" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog and de Meuron in conversation with Rowan Moore</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945637/weaving-cobwebs-of-memory-into-an-abandoned-house Weaving cobwebs of memory into an abandoned house Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-16T18:44:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T23:51:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6a/6a10ded30660fc650d24df31f0bbf5a7.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Inside 516 Sampsonia Way, a 19th-century row house in the Mexican War Streets neighborhood, there no longer appear to be any 90-degree angles. Any corners have become cavernous and rounded from the innumerable lines of yarn of Chiharu Shiota&rsquo;s Trace of Memory, creating acute and obtuse angles. And while some people try to cleanse spaces or their superstitious gateways by sageing doorways, this installation does the opposite, appealing to some kind of liminal god to crack open time</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Florida rental home wrapped in foil for art's sake, confusion ensues as expected" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129328530/florida-rental-home-wrapped-in-foil-for-art-s-sake-confusion-ensues-as-expected" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Florida rental home wrapped in foil for art's sake, confusion ensues as expected</a></li><li><a title="Christo wins court judgement, keeping alive his vision for 5.9 miles of silver fabric above the Arkansas River" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117689337/christo-wins-court-judgement-keeping-alive-his-vision-for-5-9-miles-of-silver-fabric-above-the-arkansas-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christo wins court judgement, keeping alive his vision for 5.9 miles of silver fabric above the Arkansas River</a></li><li><a title="8,000 Glowing Balloons Recreate the Berlin Wall" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113115295/8-000-glowing-balloons-recreate-the-berlin-wall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">8,000 Glowing Balloons Recreate the Berlin Wall</a></li><li><a title="Ten Top Images on Archinect's &quot;Installations&quot; Pinterest Board" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143134443/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-installations-pinterest-board" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Installations" Pinterest Board</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944543/portrait-of-the-artist-as-a-young-woman-inside-the-mind-of-eva-hesse Portrait of the artist as a young woman: inside the mind of Eva Hesse Orhan Ayyüce 2016-05-11T21:07:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T23:14:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kd/kdtzx3wbx1fupdjt.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;2 wires + weights + tape + thin foam rubber&rdquo; - one of Eva Hesse's shopping lists</p></em><br /><br /><p>"LeWitt&rsquo;s admiration of Hesse is well documented, and the two are the subject of a powerful travelling exhibition exploring their mutual influence, now at the Cleveland Museum of Art (Converging Lines, until 31 July). But one of the most memorable accounts of their relationship comes from an interview with the artist Carl Andre in the new documentary. &ldquo;Eva was the love of Sol LeWitt&rsquo;s life, and Eva loved Sol,&rdquo; Andre says. &ldquo;I once asked Eva, &lsquo;You know, Sol&rsquo;s a great guy, a great artist, and he loves you. Why don&rsquo;t you&hellip;?&rsquo; She said: &lsquo;You don&rsquo;t go to bed with your brother.&rsquo;&rdquo; Hesse&rsquo;s journals back up this point. In 1966, she writes: &ldquo;Sol gave it to me today. He wants more than our closeness; he wants total, complete relationship. I can&rsquo;t blame him, but I can neither help him. I cannot give him what he wants.&rdquo;&#8203;"</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944474/kahn-brought-back-to-new-life-gorgeously-renovated-yale-center-for-british-art-due-to-reopen Kahn brought back to new life: gorgeously renovated Yale Center for British Art due to reopen Alexander Walter 2016-05-10T18:09:00-04:00 >2016-05-22T22:09:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vk/vk1jupits9p0xwqy.jpg" width="514" height="358" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The greatest work of art at New Haven&rsquo;s Yale Center for British Art is arguably the landmark building itself&mdash;and Louis Kahn&rsquo;s last structure is due to reopen this month after a 16-month renovation of its public galleries and lecture hall, and an upgrade of its accessibility, security, mechanical and electrical systems. This is the third phase of a $33m conservation project that began in 2008.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"George Knight of Knight Architecture, who led the conservation work, says: &ldquo;The thing that kept me up at night was [thinking] how can we preserve the building, which is so architecturally rich, and do all this surgery so as not to disfigure the patient in any way?""</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dx/dxn9nmd0ch8m2lov.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pq/pq9viqq3j6d89dv9.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ab/abkzwimh2h9r7j01.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dl/dly896ai67zkfuaj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bs/bs47h8wuqd12z813.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z4/z4du9l6559a29yq2.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ek/eksj1yb8goasvibj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ec/eclef93zn5qg4rw3.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s0/s0p627qdhmbzqdyi.jpg"></p><p>All images courtesy of the <a href="http://britishart.yale.edu/architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yale Center for British Art</a>.</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145510875/renovation-of-kahn-s-richards-labs-pleases-both-scientists-and-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renovation of Kahn's Richards Labs pleases both scientists and architects</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942171/yale-architecture-students-interview-dean-robert-a-m-stern" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yale architecture students interview Dean Robert A.M. Stern</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137490508/deborah-berke-named-dean-of-yale-school-of-architecture-will-succeed-robert-a-m-stern-in-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deborah Berke named Dean of Yale School of Architecture, will succeed Robert A.M. Stern in 2016</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944039/before-the-masterplan-gets-underway-artists-turn-the-la-river-into-their-gallery Before the masterplan gets underway, artists turn the LA River into their gallery Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-06T14:09:00-04:00 >2016-05-08T01:09:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ad/adb1af3d96740ad0edcb95a5c6b262b3.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Bardell and Howe have been working together for the past decade and have started executing guerrilla-style living sculptures in the river, a project they call the River Liver Series. [...] &ldquo;One of the things that keeps us here is how exciting we think the next 10 years is going to be,&rdquo; Howe says of L.A. &ldquo;When they actually do this river revitalization, it&rsquo;s going to be L.A.&rsquo;s Central Park. Culturally, I think it&rsquo;s the spot to be on the West Coast.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Los Angeles River revitalization: prosperity for all or just a chosen few?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934555/los-angeles-river-revitalization-prosperity-for-all-or-just-a-chosen-few" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles River revitalization: prosperity for all or just a chosen few?</a></li><li><a title="Mayor Eric Garcetti on Frank Gehry's plans for the LA River: &quot;a cooperative, collaborative, regional approach&quot;" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149429632/mayor-eric-garcetti-on-frank-gehry-s-plans-for-the-la-river-a-cooperative-collaborative-regional-approach" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mayor Eric Garcetti on Frank Gehry's plans for the LA River: "a cooperative, collaborative, regional approach"</a></li><li><a title='Take a look at "6," an experimental documentary that memorializes the recently-demolished Sixth Street Viaduct in LA' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147903395/take-a-look-at-6-an-experimental-documentary-that-memorializes-the-recently-demolished-sixth-street-viaduct-in-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Take a look at "6," an experimental documentary that memorializes the recently-demolished Sixth Street Viaduct in LA</a></li><li><a title="A closer look at reasons why the Los Angeles River revitalization is taking so long" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142515403/a-closer-look-at-reasons-why-the-los-angeles-river-revitalization-is-taking-so-long" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A closer look at reasons why the Los Angeles River revitalization is taking so long</a></li><li><a title="Will Los Angeles be seeing more housing development along its LA River?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126287085/will-los-angeles-be-seeing-more-housing-development-along-its-la-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Los Angeles be seeing more housing development along its LA River?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942789/following-major-donations-peter-zumthor-s-lacma-redesign-moves-forward Following major donations, Peter Zumthor's LACMA redesign moves forward Nicholas Korody 2016-04-28T14:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-06T00:08:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g1/g1ncspkz7h9z2wqr.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It once seemed like a herculean, if not insurmountable, challenge &ndash; raising $600 million or more for an ambitious modernist building to serve as the new home for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Skeptics abounded when plans were first announced three years ago. But momentum now seems to be shifting in LACMA's favor with the announcement this week of two major donations that will push the fundraising campaign near the halfway point.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The donations together amount to the largest the museum has ever received. Elaine Wynn, a major collector and co-chair of the museum, pledged $50 million.&nbsp;Former Univision chairman A. Jerrold Perenchio has promised to give $25 million for the project.</p><p>Both donations hinge on the successful launch of the Zumthor project, which will begin environmental review in a few months. Construction would begin in 2018 and conclude in 2023 if everything goes according to plan.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xa/xala2d9cpvo1ugsv.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f4/f40achyb0mo7re0k.jpg"></p><p>For more episodes from the saga of the Zumthor-LACMA project, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134507579/sunshine-and-noir-peter-zumthor-s-new-los-angeles-county-museum-of-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sunshine and noir: Peter Zumthor's new Los Angeles County Museum of Art</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126728059/is-zumthor-s-inkblot-the-right-size-for-lacma-s-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is Zumthor's inkblot the right size for LACMA's art?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125751245/peter-zumthor-at-lacma-a-preacher-in-the-wrong-church" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Zumthor at LACMA: A Preacher in the Wrong Church</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123916644/christopher-hawthorne-dissects-zumthor-s-inkblot-with-lacma-director-michael-govan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christopher Hawthorne dissects Zumthor's inkblot with LACMA Director Michael Govan</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123660296/lacma-latest-zumthor-reins-in-his-inkblot-redesign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LACMA latest: Zumthor reins in his inkblot redesign</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942638/carsten-h-ller-to-unveil-his-arcelormittal-orbit-slide-in-june Carsten Höller to unveil his ArcelorMittal Orbit slide in June Paul Petrunia 2016-04-27T17:49:00-04:00 >2016-04-27T18:03:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3g/3gzwvhfsvinydg6h.jpg" width="514" height="315" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>H&ouml;ller&nbsp;wanted to&nbsp;show that you don&rsquo;t necessarily get to know a sculpture better by literally&nbsp;travelling&nbsp;through it; that once inside it begins to look like something else&nbsp;entirely... The Slide, a permanent fixture at London&rsquo;s Olympic Park, will give people a full 40 seconds to experience this and decide for themselves as they make their way down the 178m chute at an estimated 15mph.</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/149941664/the-guggenheim-will-install-a-fully-functioning-solid-gold-toilet The Guggenheim will install a fully functioning solid gold toilet Paul Petrunia 2016-04-20T22:17:00-04:00 >2016-04-28T00:03:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cd/cdf6a6fed1f6af62448f295136a7047a.jpg" width="514" height="471" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>... instead of its standard Kohler toilet, it will have a solid 18-karat-gold working replica of one, a preposterously scatological apotheosis of wealth whose form is completed in its function: You could go into the restroom just to bask in its glow, Mr. Cattelan said, but it becomes an artwork only with someone sitting on it or standing over it, answering nature&rsquo;s call.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Maurizio Cattelan, an Italian artist who famously retired five years ago, has returned with a solid gold (and fully functioning) toilet for the Guggenheim Museum. Perfectly paired with the late Tobias Wong's <a href="http://www.citizen-citizen.com/collections/all/products/gold-pills" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gold Pills</a>.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941590/b-ka-lemoine-s-cinematic-canon-acquired-by-moma Bêka & Lemoine's cinematic canon acquired by MoMA Julia Ingalls 2016-04-20T14:08:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T23:02:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wx/wxka8qjknmh88xtl.jpg" width="514" height="171" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The way a building is envisioned to interact with people versus the way it actually does can be dramatically different, which is why the 16 films of Ila B&ecirc;ka&nbsp;and Louise Lemoine are both aesthetically stunning and humanistically delightful. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146731731/ds-r-led-moma-redesign-scaled-back-more-details-released" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA</a> has acquired the pair's entire collection of work, from their first film, "Koolhaas Houselife" to their latest, ""The &infin; happiness."&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rc/rciaag9m4o8j0ivt.jpg"></p><p>Beka &amp; Lemoine has filmed the work of a variety of well-known architects, from <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a> to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136351063/frank-gehry-opens-up-about-the-emotional-side-of-his-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry</a> to <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/341/renzo-piano-building-workshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renzo Piano</a>. Here a few stills from "Living Architectures" and "Spiriti":</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tb/tb90q4ek4xxp3rao.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/98/98ui71on106ouj16.jpg"></p><p>And here's the trailer for "The&nbsp;&infin; happiness":</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940898/miniature-manhole-rooms-highlight-reality-of-bucharest-s-underground-dwellers Miniature manhole rooms highlight reality of Bucharest's underground dwellers Alexander Walter 2016-04-15T13:30:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T00:27:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ep/epojpw8kf5vo02eu.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Borderlife is a street art intervention by Biancoshock in which three abandoned manholes in Milan&rsquo;s Lodi district have been transformed into miniature dwellings. [...] With Borderlife the street artist wants to make us aware about the distressing living conditions of many fellow humans who are forced to live in confined spaces, especially manholes. He got his inspiration from the reportedly hundreds of people that are occupying manholes and sewer systems in the Romanian capital Bucharest.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ek/ekmqsxfb9ukxaude.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5i/5igvyqzj6kps8u28.jpg"></p><p>Images of the BORDERLIFE street art intervention via Biancoshock's <a href="http://www.biancoshock.com/borderlife.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">website</a>.</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938940/giant-calligraffiti-mural-unites-community-in-cairo-slum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Giant "calligraffiti" mural unites community in Cairo slum</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146044719/subterranean-theme-park-photographer-richard-john-seymour-captures-the-new-life-inside-an-ancient-transylvanian-salt-mine" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Subterranean theme park: photographer Richard John Seymour captures the new life inside an ancient Transylvanian salt mine</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132661925/with-a-little-compromise-illegal-urban-squats-like-ljubljana-s-metelkova-mesto-can-do-a-city-good" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">With a little compromise, illegal urban squats like Ljubljana's Metelkova Mesto can do a city good</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119347379/artist-charles-young-crafts-mini-paper-metropolis-on-the-daily" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Artist Charles Young crafts mini paper metropolis on the daily</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149939768/olafur-eliasson-the-vast-majority-of-architects-are-just-filling-up-our-society-with-trash Olafur Eliasson: "The vast majority of architects are just filling up our society with trash" Alexander Walter 2016-04-11T18:09:00-04:00 >2016-05-02T23:01:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qw/qwbrniwkbdh29zln.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>He seems hungry for a serious discussion on everything from the refugee crisis &ndash; &ldquo;a really bad combination of European arrogance and North African ignorance&rdquo; &ndash; to the state of contemporary architecture &ndash; &ldquo;the vast majority of architects are just filling up our society with trash&rdquo; &ndash; and has a habit of speaking about his art in overwhelmingly conceptual terms. &ldquo;Are we consumers of space?&rdquo; he asks himself at one point. &ldquo;Or are we in fact producers of space?&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146816071/olafur-eliasson-to-storm-versailles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson to storm Versailles</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146040687/olafur-eliasson-wins-a-crystal-award-for-improving-the-state-of-the-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson wins a Crystal Award for "improving the state of the world"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135028638/olafur-eliasson-opens-ship-themed-pedestrian-bridge-in-copenhagen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson opens ship-themed pedestrian bridge in Copenhagen</a></li><li>and in a way:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111961395/frank-gehry-gives-the-crowd-a-piece-of-his-mind-and-his-middle-finger" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry gives the crowd a piece of his mind (and his middle finger)</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149939310/david-choe-why-saving-banksy-means-saving-yourself David Choe: "Why Saving Banksy Means Saving Yourself" Alexander Walter 2016-04-09T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T14:28:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/12/12h647qqeohjpjzj.jpg" width="514" height="396" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Who the fuck cares what Banksy&rsquo;s real name is. You should care about his art instead, what he&rsquo;s given you, and stop trying to take more than what&rsquo;s to be had. Don&rsquo;t deny yourself great artistic creativity simply to satisfy the curiosity of some blip of an itch that will deny him his anonymity to create. Doing that will make you less than the worst, you wouldn&rsquo;t even be a super villain scientist, but a spectator searching for a sport to watch that you&rsquo;re too inept to participate in.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134648866/banksy-about-to-open-dismaland-pop-up-exhibition-in-british-seaside-resort" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Banksy about to open "Dismaland" pop-up exhibition in British seaside resort</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122663096/after-banksy-the-parkour-guide-to-gaza" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">After Banksy: the parkour guide to Gaza</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98265346/an-interview-with-man-behind-the-stealing-banksy-auction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An interview with man behind the &ldquo;Stealing Banksy?&rdquo; auction</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85165399/banksy-s-unpublished-nyt-op-ed-declares-new-wtc-is-the-biggest-eyesore-in-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Banksy's unpublished NYT op-ed declares new WTC is the biggest eyesore in New York</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149938940/giant-calligraffiti-mural-unites-community-in-cairo-slum Giant "calligraffiti" mural unites community in Cairo slum Alexander Walter 2016-04-07T13:32:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T14:29:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b0/b01ef8e385df13e3edf7fdc79be09e84.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Amid Cairo's&nbsp;brick buildings and heaping piles of trash&nbsp;is a sprawling work of art, which, at first, looks messy and incoherent.&nbsp; But when you stand on the nearby hillside and read the spray-painted Arabic "calligraffiti," as its creator&nbsp;Tunisian-French artist eL Seed calls it, the message reads loud and clear: "If one wants to see the light of the sun, he must wipe his eyes." [...] in total secrecy from the Egyptian government due to the country's strict laws forbidding artistic expression.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/84/84f7baa8a60851f1d6cd7212ff56bea3.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/34/346aa7cabd462e033dff0bff9d720eba.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d9/d9c0da2db42b231e712230e669800544.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7b/7b774b187939317da6599573e34e82b3.jpg"></p><p>All images by the artist, eL Seed. For more images click <a href="http://www.techinsider.io/artist-el-seed-giant-mural-cairo-2016-3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>More Cairo-related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144053964/does-foster-partner-s-maspero-district-masterplan-neglect-the-local-residents" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Does Foster + Partner's Maspero District masterplan neglect the local residents?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140751379/egypt-s-challenges-to-build-its-new-capital-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Egypt's challenges to build its new capital city</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93887707/egypt-s-street-artists-now-risk-even-more" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Egypt&rsquo;s street artists now risk even more</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149938802/ancient-italian-church-comes-back-to-life-built-in-wire-mesh Ancient Italian church comes back to life – built in wire mesh Alexander Walter 2016-04-06T18:40:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T00:36:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d8/d83517e0340308491007c477a200f317.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The basilica of Siponto [...] in Italy&rsquo;s Puglia region, has long been easy to miss&mdash;just another church among the thousands around the country. But these days, the 12th century structure attracts a crowd, sometimes even queues. [...] Adjoining the newly renovated basilica, standing on the ruins, towers a full blown cathedral&mdash;with its imposing arches, columns, and volumes&mdash;completely built in iron-wire mesh. It gives the appearance of a hologram, or a 3D charcoal drawing of a time that was.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/43/4376ce66c8a92d25d6c5b27ccf1b888a.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/34/349073ccbedc05580c4f67d350b47454.jpg"></p><p>Find more images of Edoardo Tresoldi's wire mesh sculpture of the Basilica di Siponto on <a href="http://qz.com/653580/photos-centuries-of-italian-history-come-back-to-life-through-a-mind-bending-wire-mesh-structures/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Quartz</a>.</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133437552/kinetic-steel-museum-in-new-zealand-pays-tribute-to-illustrious-sculptural-artist-len-lye" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Kinetic" steel museum in New Zealand pays tribute to illustrious sculptural artist Len Lye</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133418255/artist-carsten-h-ller-to-wrap-world-s-longest-tunnel-slide-around-the-arcelormittal-orbit-tower-in-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Artist Carsten H&ouml;ller to wrap world's longest tunnel slide around the ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower in London</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126493763/richard-serra-engages-with-the-qatari-desert-landscape-in-his-new-sculptural-piece" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richard Serra engages with the Qatari desert landscape in his new sculptural piece</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149936194/amanda-williams-the-architect-behind-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-s-color-ed-theory-on-art-and-activism Amanda Williams, the architect behind the Chicago Architecture Biennial's "Color(ed) Theory", on art and activism Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-23T17:16:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T00:41:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9a/9a45677c40a0d917fe96f68be3a2959f.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I&rsquo;ve been asked to do a lot of direct-action things, but have been hesitating to commit to anything. I feel like I need a strategy for this next step so I don&rsquo;t get mired in the social activism and lose track of the art and architecture. It doesn&rsquo;t mean that activism isn&rsquo;t important, but it is a slippery slope to start advocating all the time instead of using my unique lens to focus on these issues.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="The Chicago Architecture Biennial prepares for round two in 2017 " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145210767/the-chicago-architecture-biennial-prepares-for-round-two-in-2017" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Chicago Architecture Biennial prepares for round two in 2017</a></li><li><a title="Zaha Hadid is not impressed by the Chicago Architecture Biennial" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143437694/zaha-hadid-is-not-impressed-by-the-chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid is not impressed by the Chicago Architecture Biennial</a></li><li><a title='"Second Season, Second City" &ndash; A discussion of the Chicago Architecture Biennial with Cynthia Davidson of Log, on Archinect Sessions #41 ' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140472862/second-season-second-city-a-discussion-of-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-with-cynthia-davidson-of-log-on-archinect-sessions-41" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Second Season, Second City" &ndash; A discussion of the Chicago Architecture Biennial with Cynthia Davidson of Log, on Archinect Sessions #41</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/138573406/the-humanity-of-the-chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The humanity of the Chicago Architecture Biennial</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/138278659/what-s-the-matter-with-the-chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What's the matter with the Chicago Architecture Biennial?</a></li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9r/9r2xgkbxudibkc7h.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<em>One of the abandoned houses Williams painted for the "Color(ed) Theory" project, exhibited in the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149934309/new-kulapat-yantrasast-designed-gagosian-gallery-to-open-in-san-francisco New Kulapat Yantrasast-designed Gagosian Gallery to open in San Francisco Nicholas Korody 2016-03-11T20:56:00-05:00 >2016-03-17T23:56:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n4/n4n55yb2x1nfla4r.jpg" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Larry Gagosian&rsquo;s new 4500 square foot space, designed by Kulapat Yantrasast, is set to open up on May 18, 2016, on 657 Howard Street, right across the street from SFMoMA. The inaugural exhibition there will focus on the relationships between modern and contemporary sculpture and drawing, featuring work from Picasso and Joe Bradley, among others.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Interested in other content from the intersections of architecture and the art world? Check out these recent posts:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149425610/albright-knox-gallery-announces-short-list-of-firms-for-80m-expansion-sn-hetta-big-oma-why-allied-works" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Albright-Knox Gallery announces short list of firms for $80m expansion: Sn&oslash;hetta, BIG, OMA, wHY, Allied Works</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148283782/as-the-met-moves-into-the-old-whitney-can-it-shrug-off-the-iconic-building-s-associations-with-its-former-tenant" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As the Met moves into the old Whitney, can it shrug off the iconic building's associations with its former tenant?</a></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934221/why-does-la-have-so-many-new-galleries" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why does LA have so many new galleries?</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134506768/art-museums-are-more-popular-than-ever-but-what-about-the-art-inside" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art museums are more popular than ever &ndash; but what about the art inside?</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/148979164/what-do-museums-have-in-common-with-prisons-more-than-you-might-think-according-to-artist-andrea-fraser What do museums have in common with prisons? More than you might think, according to artist Andrea Fraser Nicholas Korody 2016-02-25T17:37:00-05:00 >2016-02-29T00:56:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/34/34dpd70srlxsywtt.jpg" width="514" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The average crow takes less than two hours to travel from Sing Sing maximum-security prison to the Whitney Museum of American Art, institutions separated by just 32 miles of land along New York&rsquo;s Hudson river. Yet few humans journey between them &ndash; museums and prison are at opposite ends of our society&rsquo;s self-imaginings, and their populations tend not to intersect.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"The artist Andrea Fraser &ndash; provocateur, professor and performer who famously posed the question of whether art is, metaphorically, prostitution by sleeping with a collector on camera in Untitled (2003) &ndash; will focus on the relationship between galleries and jails in a new site-specific project opening at the Whitney on Friday."</em></p><p>Fraser, also known for her <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134506768/art-museums-are-more-popular-than-ever-but-what-about-the-art-inside" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">institutional criticism of Frank Gehry's Bilbao Museum</a>, told&nbsp;<em>the Guardian:</em>&nbsp;"They&rsquo;re really two sides of the coin of social inequality...Museums increasingly are warehouses of wealth, capturing surplus in the form of artworks that are no longer financially productive. Prisons are institutions that warehouse surplus labour and populations that have been economically excluded from the labour market."</p><p>Interested in other provocative art endeavors? Check out some of these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134506768/art-museums-are-more-popular-than-ever-but-what-about-the-art-inside" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art museums are more popular than ever &ndash; but what about the art inside?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146040687/olafur-eliasson-wins-a-crystal-award-for-improving-the-state-of-the-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson wins a Crystal Award for "improving the state of the world"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145038916/bleeding-rainbow-artist-sues-detroit-building-owner-to-protect-her-landmark-mural-under-copyright-law" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Bleeding Rainbow"...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/148502241/the-ny-times-chats-with-deborah-berke-about-her-work-on-21c-museum-hotels The NY Times chats with Deborah Berke about her work on 21c Museum Hotels Alexander Walter 2016-02-19T13:21:00-05:00 >2016-02-28T00:40:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/77/7794a70134c805decd7f9b72ec0fd660.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Deborah Berke&rsquo;s appointment last year as the first female dean of the Yale School of Architecture might have brought her into the limelight, but the architect and interior designer had already been getting attention for her work on 21c Museum Hotels, a small chain of boutique properties doubling as art galleries. [...] In old buildings, you&rsquo;re taking what you find and complementing that with the architecture and design of today.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More Deborah Berke stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137490508/deborah-berke-named-dean-of-yale-school-of-architecture-will-succeed-robert-a-m-stern-in-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deborah Berke named Dean of Yale School of Architecture, will succeed Robert A.M. Stern in 2016</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115117011/deborah-berke-s-design-for-new-cummins-distribution-hq-is-unveiled" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deborah Berke's design for new Cummins distribution HQ is unveiled</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109103996/it-s-deborah-berke-for-downtown-naptown" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">It's Deborah Berke for downtown Naptown!</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/57078712/new-york-architect-deborah-berke-selected-for-berkeley-rupp-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Architect Deborah Berke Selected for Berkeley-Rupp Prize</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147736187/these-fascinating-gps-doodles-were-drawn-by-cycling-the-grid-of-the-city These fascinating GPS doodles were 'drawn' by cycling the grid of the city Alexander Walter 2016-02-09T15:11:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T21:30:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zt/ztgm5lyf6lxjt6y7.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Stephen Lund considers the Canadian city of Victoria his canvas and a bicycle his brush. And the paint? Strava, a GPS tracking system which marks his routes with crimson lines. So far, he has pedaled around&nbsp;in&nbsp;the shapes of critters such as&nbsp;an angler fish, giraffe, giant anteater, and nine-banded armadillo; mythical and interplanetary creatures such as the Siren of the Salish Sea, the Sea Serpent of Haro Strait, and the Dark Lord of the Sith.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Take a look at some of Lund's intricate "GPS Doodles," also known as "Strava art:"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i7/i7tvna7crptifgua.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/47/47oor13rfpt6bnp4.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/by/byq2ajxo56l09lto.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1m/1m45m8843ey201hv.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x3/x38k301tkrezhjvt.jpg"></p><p>Head over to Stephen Lund's blog&nbsp;<a href="http://gpsdoodles.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">gpsdoodles.com</a>&nbsp;to find way more of this goodness and watch him explain his approach in the video from the recent TEDxVictoria below.</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141895196/cut-away-confusion-from-your-nyc-commute-with-these-beautiful-subway-maps" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cut away confusion from your NYC commute with these beautiful subway maps</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140959476/throwback-throughway-when-gps-fails-these-gorgeous-mental-maps-help-you-navigate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Throwback Throughway: when GPS fails, these gorgeous "mental maps" help you navigate</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146118787/to-better-predict-sea-level-rise-scientists-resort-to-crowdsourcing-and-ask-drone-owners-to-help-create-data" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">To better predict sea level rise, scientists resort to crowdsourcing and ask drone owners to help create data</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147427889/frank-gehry-is-the-first-architect-to-be-awarded-the-harvard-arts-medal Frank Gehry is the first architect to be awarded the Harvard Arts Medal Alexander Walter 2016-02-05T14:42:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T21:23:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q1/q1e18uht33fv8au7.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architect Frank Gehry has been named the recipient of the 2016 Harvard Arts Medal, which will be awarded by Harvard University President&nbsp;Drew Gilpin Faust&nbsp;at a ceremony on&nbsp;Thursday, April 28. The ceremony, presented by the Office for the Arts at Harvard and the Board of Overseers of Harvard College, will include a discussion with Gehry moderated by actor&nbsp;John Lithgow, who is host of the event. This marks the first time that the Harvard Arts Medal has been awarded to an architect.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related FOG stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147370852/frank-gehry-and-maya-lin-find-their-ancestral-roots-on-pbs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry and Maya Lin find their ancestral roots on PBS</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139820567/does-frank-gehry-or-his-firm-have-what-it-takes-to-save-the-la-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Does Frank Gehry &ndash; or his firm &ndash; have what it takes to save the LA River?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137417429/archinect-s-critical-round-up-of-lacma-s-frank-gehry-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's critical round-up of LACMA's Frank Gehry exhibition</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146363126/you-can-now-explore-the-guggenheim-rotunda-galleries-online-via-google-street-view You can now explore the Guggenheim rotunda galleries online via Google Street View Alexander Walter 2016-01-22T18:28:00-05:00 >2016-02-10T00:35:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cy/cyh7p3i6jjyf1k8h.jpg" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Online visitors from around the world can now explore the interior of the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright&ndash;designed Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum through Google Street View technology. Additionally, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, in collaboration with the Google Cultural Institute, has made available over 120 artworks from its collection for online viewing. [...] The Guggenheim&rsquo;s architecture presented unique challenges for Google&rsquo;s engineers and Street View team.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1l/1l3ku3vj1nwrban1.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5r/5r54my4mtydqa7o0.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yc/ycue6s3wwizi0uv7.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dv/dv8zckcnvypx73g9.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fr/fr0ktsot7iw5gk8n.jpg"></p><p>Ready to immerse yourself? Click <a href="https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/solomon-r-guggenheim-museum-interior-streetview/jAHfbv3JGM2KaQ?projectId=art-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to start your stroll down the rotunda.</p><p><em>All images courtesy of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.&nbsp;</em></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115731034/google-is-letting-you-visit-museums-around-the-world-using-street-view-and-youtube" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google is letting you visit museums around the world using Street View and Youtube</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135747100/google-street-view-captures-beautiful-public-space-transformations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google Street View captures beautiful public space transformations</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107640149/alvar-aalto-gets-a-close-look-from-google-s-cultural-institute" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alvar Aalto gets a close look from Google's Cultural Institute</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146040687/olafur-eliasson-wins-a-crystal-award-for-improving-the-state-of-the-world Olafur Eliasson wins a Crystal Award for "improving the state of the world" Alexander Walter 2016-01-18T14:02:00-05:00 >2016-01-19T00:56:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vm/vmhpcn8xaodklhwv.jpg" width="514" height="476" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Congratulations are due to Olafur Eliasson who's just been given a Crystal Award for his "exemplary commitment to improving the state of the world".&nbsp; Ahead of the World Economic Forum, which takes place later this week in Davos, Eliasson was singled out for particular praise major works including The New York City Waterfalls, Ice Watch, The Weather Project, and Riverbed.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Eliasson who joins fellow winners Leonardo DiCaprio (for his work publicising climate change) actress Yao Chen (for her work raising awareness of the refugee crisis) and will.i.am (for his leadership in creating educational opportunities for the underserved)."</em></p><p>More of Eliasson in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135028638/olafur-eliasson-opens-ship-themed-pedestrian-bridge-in-copenhagen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson opens ship-themed pedestrian bridge in Copenhagen</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128710925/olafur-eliasson-wants-you-to-design-utopia-out-of-legos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson Wants You to Design Utopia (Out of Legos)</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106942694/olafur-eliasson-turns-louisiana-moma-into-a-riverbed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson turns Louisiana MoMA into a 'Riverbed'</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/145038916/bleeding-rainbow-artist-sues-detroit-building-owner-to-protect-her-landmark-mural-under-copyright-law "Bleeding Rainbow" artist sues Detroit building owner to protect her landmark mural under copyright law Alexander Walter 2016-01-05T13:17:00-05:00 >2016-01-18T01:21:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cb/cb75c9fb34e85039283b2fb34b386630.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For Katherine Craig, the mural is more than a marker of North End&rsquo;s rising status. The so-called &ldquo;bleeding rainbow&rdquo; mural is a cornerstone of her career. And now, since the building&rsquo;s owner aims to sell or redevelop the property, the artist is taking legal action to protect her work. [...] The federal suit seeks an injunction that would bar the developer from destroying or otherwise altering The Illuminated Mural [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131334432/muralists-and-the-fragile-relationship-with-the-buildings-they-paint-on" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Muralists and the fragile relationship with the buildings they paint on</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131021521/detroit-issues-arrest-for-vandal-shepard-fairey" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Detroit issues arrest for "vandal" Shepard Fairey</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121203889/detroit-s-struggle-to-distinguish-between-graffiti-boo-and-murals-yay" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Detroit's struggle to distinguish between graffiti (boo!) and murals (yay!)</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/144578495/ai-weiwei-documents-life-in-greek-refugee-camp-on-social-media Ai Weiwei documents life in Greek refugee camp on social media Alexander Walter 2015-12-30T14:12:00-05:00 >2015-12-30T16:00:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jv/jvzw3cdyh3in42ue.jpg" width="514" height="382" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei is visiting Lesbos to document the plight of thousands of refugees who arrive daily on the Greek island by boat from Turkey. For the past two days, Ai has been photographing orange rubber dinghies coming into shore, families huddled around fires, people queuing to register at the Moria refugee camp and piles of discarded lifejackets, among other scenes [...] It is understood Ai will be creating a work in response to the refugee crisis.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here are just a few of Ai Weiwei's recent photos from the Lesbos refugee camp; giving a human face to people and entire families escaping war and persecution in their home countries of Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, as well as documenting humanitarian workers, such as the Norwegian group, Drop in the Ocean.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/el/el78wcyqp3ejhk45.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wm/wmls8ufi41bo1z3j.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jn/jnjbxwkzpwu33f31.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pk/pkgb37b9egqnxsl9.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xr/xrri380fstu7ysxa.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k0/k0qqho7nwg4r7fgz.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/eq/eqkijuexjvfpm1qc.jpg"></p><p>All photos by Ai Weiwei via&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/aiww/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@aiww</a>&nbsp;on Instagram.</p><p>Related news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126380297/ai-weiwei-jacob-appelbaum-and-the-dissident-experience" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ai Weiwei, Jacob Appelbaum and the dissident experience</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140068061/the-vast-majority-of-syrian-refugees-are-seeking-refuge-in-cities-not-camps" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The vast majority of Syrian refugees are seeking refuge in cities, not camps</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136280311/refugees-welcome-the-airbnb-for-refugees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Refugees Welcome: the "Airbnb for Refugees"</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/143134443/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-installations-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Installations" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-12-11T18:06:00-05:00 >2015-12-16T01:41:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z3/z3vd6v6hqp7cm5ma.jpg" width="514" height="368" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/installations/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Installations</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/az/azlko6cajvv211zm.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/97651404/stack/135752735" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stack</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/FreelandBuck" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FreelandBuck</a>; Fabrication, assembly, and installation:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/kenmishima" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ken Mishima</a> &amp; Juan Lau</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/25/25vkqzb4f7rn3hov.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/22604145/pleated-inflation/142435160" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pleated Inflation</a> in Argel&egrave;s, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22604145/theverymany" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">THEVERYMANY</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q4/q4emqnav50qcddr2.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/p-ar/project/infinity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">INFINITY</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/p-ar" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Platform for Architecture + Research (PAR)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/62/62o8vhg20h2fvudf.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/5685141/digest/82742866" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DIGEST</a> in Detroit, MI by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/5685141/aaron-jones-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AARON JONES ARCHITECTURE</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/aj/ajzadwf6sz9rw2g5.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/87276321/poiana-lui-iocan-bucharest-architecture-festival/87277927" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Poiana lui Iocan @ Bucharest Architecture Festival</a> in Bucharest, Romania by <a href="http://archinect.com/fieldtrip" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Field Trip</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e6/e6uwxh1nihf8cot9.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/135630365/treedom/135631172" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TREEDOM</a> in Budapest, Hungary by <a href="http://archinect.com/atelieryokyok" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atelier YokYok</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tk/tkyljuhp63x8pwwr.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/dddllc/project/blow-x-blow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">blow x blow</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/dddllc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deegan Day Design llc.</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p9/p92fde09hqemt8qg.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/704/kinetic-wall/141731398" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Kinetic Wall" for La Biennale di Venezia/14th International Architecture Exhibition "Fundamentals"</a> in Venice, Italy by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/704/barkow-leibinger" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barkow Leibinger</a>; Photo: ...</p>