Archinect - News 2015-06-29T23:32:03-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/126788432/the-now-open-milan-expo-u-s-pavilion-salutes-to-the-future-of-food-the-american-way The now-open Milan Expo U.S. pavilion salutes to the future of food, the American way Justine Testado 2015-05-06T13:17:00-04:00 >2015-05-06T21:28:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q7/q7kq0au3xfoboefx.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Since breaking ground last summer, the U.S. Pavilion -- titled &ldquo;American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet" -- has opened to the public at the Milan Expo 2015, which is now in its first week. The U.S. joins the more than 140 participating countries that prepared exhibitions and pavilions that respond to the Expo's overall theme of "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life", which addresses the global issue of food security, access, and the ideal goal to nutritiously feeding more than 9 billion people by 2050.</p><p>Designed by New York-based <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105497307/a-preview-of-biber-architects-usa-pavilion-design-for-milan-expo-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Biber Architects</a>, the pavilion puts on display America's pivotal role in the future of food that emphasizes "openness, transparency and accessibility" in an exhibition <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121454319/thinc-design-s-usa-pavilion-exhibition-presents-america-s-role-in-the-future-of-food-for-milan-expo-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">designed by Thinc Design</a>. The open barn-inspired structure includes a harvestable hydroponic vertical farm and "uniquely American" (if not consumerist-enticing) features like an expansive boardwalk and a series of food trucks.</p><p>Check out photos of the fully constructed pavilion and more detai...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121454319/thinc-design-s-usa-pavilion-exhibition-presents-america-s-role-in-the-future-of-food-for-milan-expo-2015 Thinc Design's USA Pavilion exhibition presents America's role in the future of food for Milan Expo 2015 Justine Testado 2015-02-23T21:02:00-05:00 >2015-02-24T13:48:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r9/r97emriplo5224a3.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>New York-based <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106373/thinc-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thinc Design</a> revealed their exhibition design for the USA Pavilion in the upcoming <a href="http://www.expo2015.org/en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan Expo 2015</a> this May. Collaborating with Friends of the USA Pavilion, Thinc Design's exhibition highlights America's role in the future of the global food system, as a response to the Expo's overall theme, "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life."</p><p>The food-related topic challenges the Expo's 140 participating countries to showcase their technological solutions on how to provide healthy, safe, and sufficient food for all, but through sustainable methods that won't disrupt the Earth's equilibrium.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ix/ixvg5yz79shv9cd7.jpg"></p><p><em>Above: Biber Architects' architectural design for the USA Pavilion.</em> <em>&copy; Biber Architects</em></p><p>Thinc Design's exhibition will be located inside a 26,000 sq.ft space of the USA Pavilion, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105497307/a-preview-of-biber-architects-usa-pavilion-design-for-milan-expo-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">designed by Biber Architects</a>. Through a series of immersive presentations and with multilingual college-aged student "ambassadors" as guides, the exhibition will include interactive features and digital media that aim to p...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116657847/the-bigger-than-a-breadbox-competition-is-accepting-proposals The "Bigger than a Breadbox" competition is accepting proposals! Justine Testado 2014-12-23T14:57:00-05:00 >2015-01-09T12:43:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d3/d353r13swsb8hdeg.jpg" width="514" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://btabb.archinect.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bigger than a Breadbox</a> is a current open international competition that examines the role of installation design and its hybrid artistic-spatial qualities that have made it an increasingly popular investigative medium in contemporary architecture practice.</p><p>Recently launched by organizers and Kh&ocirc;ra exhibition curators Robert Trumbour and Aaron Willette, participants will explore the use of installation design specifically through the lens of the design-research process. Participants will be required to submit the following:</p><ol><li>"A past built installation project that used the medium to engage a topic (disciplinary or not) external to the installation itself."</li><li>"A proposed installation for the Boston Society of Architects' BSA Space lobby at 290 Congress Street that builds upon the work done in the first project." The 290 Congress Street lobby proposals should be presented as a continued deeper exploration of the past built installation, and not simply be a re-applied concept.</li></ol><p>An overall idea ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109717512/wild-architecture-makes-german-cinema-come-alive-at-lacma Wild architecture makes German cinema come alive at LACMA Alexander Walter 2014-09-24T14:05:00-04:00 >2014-09-24T14:05:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fa/fa30a6fa1e80710db955a65ccaf39198.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Movies can be great. Art can be great. But put them together in a museum exhibition, and the combination can be not-so-great. [...] A new exhibition of early 20th-century cinema at the L.A. County Museum of Art (LACMA), however, rethinks that equation. [...] Designed by Amy Murphy, a professor of architecture at USC, and Michael Maltzan of Michael Maltzan Architecture, the exhibition design is the antithesis of the traditional framed-stuff-on-a-wall model.</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/88530806/unstudio-s-motion-matters-exhibition-at-the-maxxi-museum-in-rome UNStudio’s Motion Matters exhibition at the MAXXI Museum in Rome Justine Testado 2013-12-10T16:10:00-05:00 >2013-12-10T23:46:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aw/awe85qcirj2nj8nn.jpg" width="514" height="319" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After two successful showings, the third edition of UNStudio's Motion Matters exhibition opened at the MAXXI Museum in Rome on Dec. 6. As an exploration of movement, space, and perspective, the site-specific installation has visitors interact with and experience 10 rescaled representations of UNStudio's architectural designs.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e0/e08msxg2roxi60zu.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uu/uuln3bpsklwcb1xc.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6c/6c4hmqpbrls6e93r.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Get more details at <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/unstudios_motion_matters_exhibition_at_the_maxxi_museum_in_rome/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> <p> Photos &copy; Cesare Querci</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/84754996/hideyuki-nakayama-s-lighting-shield-design-for-my-thread-film-exhibition-curated-by-eizo-okada Hideyuki Nakayama's lighting shield design for "My Thread" film exhibition curated by Eizo Okada Justine Testado 2013-10-22T13:55:00-04:00 >2013-10-28T22:06:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hd/hdy2jn7au1nt56mt.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> "My Thread - New Dutch Design on Films" is a film exhibition curated by <a href="http://dezain.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eizo Okada</a> and designed by architect <a href="http://www.hideyukinakayama.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hideyuki Nakayama</a>, who also built Okada's Kyoto "O" House and was on the design team for Toyo Ito's Tama Art University Library. As part of one of Japan's biggest design events this past September, the 4th annual DESIGN EAST, the exhibition featured eight films that highlights eight emerging Dutch designers, their backgrounds, and their work process. Aside from Okada's films, another aspect of the exhibition was Nakayama's design of the space.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e4/e49udtiae6uxjild.jpg" title=""><br><br> Set on the top floor of a former shipyard building with no air-conditioning or fans and with eight projection screens, the biggest challenge Okada and Nakayama faced was how to ensure ventilation so viewers can comfortably watch the films. As a solution, Nakayama designed a horizontal lighting shield called "5F".<br><br> Here are the project details from the press release, provided by Eizo Okada:<br><br> "The exhibition will be held at the top-flo...</p>