Archinect - News 2014-11-25T19:37:28-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/113497437/the-courtyard-house-plug-in-a-house-within-the-house The Courtyard House Plug-In: A House Within The House Alexander Walter 2014-11-12T13:48:00-05:00 >2014-11-19T20:02:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e2/e260424e59eb42fb7087eb599542dbfa.jpg" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Courtyard House Plug-in is a modular home that was created by People&rsquo;s Architecture Office to respond to the need of Beijing&rsquo;s historic neighborhoods for modern facilities. [...] This sort of living solution comes in handy when renovating old protected buildings and presents an alternative to tearing them down. &ldquo;Houses tend to degrade when they&rsquo;re vacant and unkempt,&rdquo; says Shen, so plug-ins may help keep places like Hutongs alive despite their beat up look.</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/112893576/restoration-of-alvar-aalto-s-viipuri-library-wins-2014-world-monuments-fund-knoll-modernism-prize Restoration of Alvar Aalto’s Viipuri Library wins 2014 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize Justine Testado 2014-11-04T17:51:00-05:00 >2014-11-12T23:07:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vt/vtxz82zi1sllo764.jpg" width="514" height="408" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Finnish Committee for the Restoration of the Viipuri Library with the Central City Alvar Aalto Library in Vyborg recently won the 2014 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize for restoring Alvar Aalto's historic Viipuri Library in Vyborg, Russia. Established in 2008, the prize is awarded biennially for an innovative architectural or design solution that has preserved or enhanced a modern landmark or group of landmarks.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The biennial Knoll Prize will be presented at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City on December 1, followed by a free public lecture from the winners. The prize includes a cash award of $10,000 and a limited edition Mies van der Rohe-designed Barcelona Chair from Knoll.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sj/sj98k95sf36axmgl.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1e/1eah9hpehk5h9eoe.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m5/m5y81crugnpkk34y.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c6/c68rt66c2qy2l3fx.jpg"></p><p>The Viipuri Library, c. 1935 &darr;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bh/bhruiphwrt3zibc6.jpg"></p><p>Find more photos and other details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/restoration_of_alvar_aaltos_viipuri_library_wins_2014_world_monuments_fund_/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109801173/festivities-ensue-at-the-beaux-arts-ball-2014-craft-in-new-york Festivities ensue at the Beaux Arts Ball 2014: Craft in New York Justine Testado 2014-09-25T17:35:00-04:00 >2014-09-25T20:22:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fh/fhic3bttagw147ln.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archleague.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League of New York</a> hosted another successful <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108182106/the-arch-league-announces-2014-beaux-arts-ball-craft-co-chaired-by-tod-williams-billie-tsien" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beaux Arts Ball</a> this year at Weylin B. Seymour's in Williamsburg, New York this past Saturday night. In spirit of the ball's 2014 theme "Craft", eight architects and designers collaborated with Nuit Blanche New York in creating digital art projections inspired by the gorgeous interior motifs and details of the historic Weylin B. Seymour's building.</p><p>Digitally carved onto the arches of the venue's central domed hall, the installation helped create a festive environment as hundreds of well-dressed guests enjoyed drinks and desserts, and danced the night away with music by pazel. It was a fancy occasion indeed.</p><p>Want more insight to the Weylin B. Seymour's building? Check out the ArchLeague's <a href="http://archleague.org/2014/09/beaux-arts-ball-2014-craft-feature/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">feature</a> on the building's restoration.</p><p>Check out photos from the ball and the Benefactors Dinner below.</p><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83234719/a-quick-recap-of-the-beaux-arts-ball-2013" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A quick recap of the Beaux Arts Ball 2013</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108733059/win-tickets-to-archleague-s-beaux-arts-ball-2014-craft-in-new-york-on-september-20 Win tickets to ArchLeague's Beaux Arts Ball 2014: Craft in New York on September 20 Justine Testado 2014-09-12T15:19:00-04:00 >2014-09-16T14:08:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/93/93uqykcwg3nmzzh3.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archleague.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League of New York</a>'s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108182106/the-arch-league-announces-2014-beaux-arts-ball-craft-co-chaired-by-tod-williams-billie-tsien" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beaux Arts Ball 2014: Craft</a> on September 20 is coming up! Tickets to the festive event are currently <a href="https://archleague.secure.force.com/ticket#sections_a0FA000000CUXBfMAP" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on sale</a>, but guess what: Archinect is giving away<strong> two pairs of tickets</strong> to<strong> two</strong> lucky readers! (two tickets for each winner)</p><p><strong>TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:</strong> In the comment section below, give at least one example of a building or architectural detail that exemplifies the art of "craft". <strong>Two winners will be chosen on Monday, September 15.</strong></p><p>Read on for more details...</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ed/ed5txq1u8qz7it2v.jpg"></p><p>Taking place this year at the historic Weylin B. Seymour's in Brooklyn, the ball's 2014 theme "Craft" celebrates the value of artisanship and multi-disciplinary collaboration in creating architecture. Nine architects and designers will work with <a href="http://nbnyprojects.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nuit Blanche New York</a> to create digital projection interpretations that will highlight the "craft" of the interior design of Weylin B. Seymour's, which is an 1875 George B. Post and Peter B.Wight-designed former Williamsburgh Savings Bank.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kc/kcgpjsu3hzsjo43i.jpg"></p><p>For the next two w...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106945920/mausoleum-of-augustus-stands-derelict-on-anniversary-of-emperor-s-death Mausoleum of Augustus stands derelict on anniversary of emperor's death Alexander Walter 2014-08-19T14:54:00-04:00 >2014-08-19T14:58:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/29/29c30857ef892dff7a67b73018c0daec.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Built in 28BC as a suitably glorious tomb for Augustus and his relatives, with pink granite obelisks, golden urns and a bronze statue of the emperor on top, it has suffered innumerable indignities ever since the sack of Rome. Now, fenced off and often used as a dumping site for litter, and even as an unofficial public lavatory, it goes almost unnoticed by the diners who crowd into the restaurants of the square around it.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97027499/saudi-royal-family-could-pay-for-restoration-of-roman-monuments" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Saudi royal family could pay for restoration of Roman monuments</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104807798/uk-contributes-10m-to-glasgow-school-of-art-half-for-mackintosh-restoration UK contributes £10m to Glasgow School of Art, half for Mackintosh restoration Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-22T20:44:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T21:56:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kz/kzs84i4m7sbzbgea.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"The people of Glasgow and many people far beyond were horrified when a few weeks ago fire ripped through the Art School, gutting its priceless library. The UK government has already made a &pound;5m contribution to the Mackintosh Appeal to help ensure that the building is restored to its former glory. And we are today making an additional &pound;5m contribution to support the School's new Graduate and Research Centre." &mdash; UK Chancellor George Osborne</p></em><br /><br /><p>This past May, a fire destroyed much of the historic Mackintosh library at the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/16607/the-glasgow-school-of-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glasgow School of Art,</a> a modern <a href="https://www.google.com/search?q=mackintosh+glasgow+school+of+art&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;hs=Wja&amp;rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&amp;channel=sb&amp;tbm=isch&amp;tbo=u&amp;source=univ&amp;sa=X&amp;ei=Rot_U_jJEM6JogSFkYCYDA&amp;ved=0CCoQsAQ&amp;biw=1272&amp;bih=1289" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">masterpiece</a> by Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Now, as part of an increase in the UK's funding of Glasgow's life sciences, business and arts sectors, the School has the resources to restore Mackintosh.</p><p>Previous reports about the Mackintosh fire can be found here:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100285007/update-glasgow-school-of-art-fire" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UPDATE: Glasgow School of Art fire</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103716754/the-architecture-of-al-medina-al-munawwarah The Architecture of al-Medina Al-Munawwarah Nicholas Korody 2014-07-08T17:03:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T18:43:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xj/xjbrqz3gzmmafmmv.jpg" width="514" height="388" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This report explores the historical castles and fortresses in Saudi Arabia&rsquo;s al-Medina Al-Munawwarah, the Islamic faith&rsquo;s second holy city. Al-Medina holds Prophet Mohammad&rsquo;s Mosque and is 450 kilometers north of Makkah. Al Arabiya&rsquo;s correspondent Khamis Al-Zahrani went on a mission to explore the city and discussed how urban expansions are posing a threat to its unique architecture.</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/102785435/35-of-the-world-s-palaces-gathered-into-one-quaint-interactive-infographic 35 of the world's palaces gathered into one quaint, interactive infographic Justine Testado 2014-06-26T14:19:00-04:00 >2014-07-01T23:04:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u4/u4uw7jrlb5jf7ezx.jpg" width="514" height="625" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Although it can't compare to experiencing their grandeur in real life, <a href="http://www.movoto.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Movoto</a>&nbsp;gives a snapshot of 35 of the world's most recognized palaces in one interactive infographic. The Movoto team created the graphic and focused on analyzing palaces to catch a glimpse of the power, wealth, the rich history, and the architectural styles of various countries.</p><p>Hovering over the infographic displays each palace's dimensions (to scale, based on pixels), descriptions, resident, and current status.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ia/iag5rt63oyboo90s.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ik/ikzx4760e2k3dijt.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qv/qvypgnl3jlxcu79x.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t1/t1li36r21mtyj8ay.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lk/lki63280sn2ojxxl.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yc/ych6c1qpn55r5bo7.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p>See the full infographic <a href="http://www.movoto.com/blog/novelty-real-estate/palaces-around-the-world/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/101706294/aedas-wins-top-honors-for-revitalisation-project-at-the-latest-hkia-annual-awards-in-hong-kong Aedas wins top honors for Revitalisation Project at the latest HKIA Annual Awards in Hong Kong Justine Testado 2014-06-12T14:22:00-04:00 >2014-06-12T14:22:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z6/z6wt8e2xm540va8w.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the latest Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA) Annual Awards, Aedas was no doubt victorious once again with two preservation/renewal projects: "Art Community": Revitalisation Project in Wan Chai, Hong Kong and Center 66 in Wuxi, China. As the highest architectural awards program in Hong Kong, the HKIA Awards recognizes outstanding architecture designed by HKIA members.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/6259264/aedas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aedas</a> once again won the highest honor, Medal of the Year, in addition to the Special Architectural Award in Heritage + Adaptive Reuse for the Revitalisation Project.</p><p>Here's a glimpse of the project, which preserved and revived an early 20th-century shophouse building into a public space for arts and culture:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j5/j5qhhlfg97ge7nqs.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/43/43vepjjf4k5oiheg.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h7/h7zrud75prg3uv9q.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ca/caql556hsnzafm7h.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7l/7lcfx5r6kpbv8ivl.jpg"></p><p>More info and photos on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/aedas_wins_top_honors_for_revitalisation_project_at_the_latest_hkia_annual_/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100296485/philadelphia-museum-of-art-exhibition-to-reveal-frank-gehry-s-renovation-plan-this-summer Philadelphia Museum of Art exhibition to reveal Frank Gehry’s renovation plan this summer Justine Testado 2014-05-23T18:14:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T20:14:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/41/41u9wh6360qq87lh.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Philadelphia Museum of Art will soon debut Making a Classic Modern: Frank Gehry&rsquo;s Master Plan for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, an exhibition showcasing the first images of Frank Gehry's master plan to renovate the museum. The exhibition will also feature large-scale models, site plans, sections, and renderings. The exhibition opens July 1 through September 1 at the Dorrance Galleries.</p></em><br /><br /><p>After PMA selected <a href="http://archinect.com/gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry Partners</a> -- who is working with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/11080262/olin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OLIN</a> --&nbsp; in 2006 to design the multi-phased plan for the landmark, the core phase focuses on reorganizing and expanding the building's interior, adding more than 169,000 square feet of space. The additional space will allow the Museum to display more of its collection.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/42/42gisl0ed7p9j53r.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cu/cuhutz940wknwx9r.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jv/jvhd9wrdvljq3kvc.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d0/d0v6ebxpv6dwcy35.jpg"></p><p>More details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/philadelphia_museum_of_art_exhibition_to_preview_frank_gehrys_renovation_pl/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100054089/how-legacy-architecture-shapes-our-experience-of-place How Legacy Architecture Shapes Our Experience of Place Alexander Walter 2014-05-19T13:17:00-04:00 >2014-05-19T13:19:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ae/ae0c8b6c1941dbca78a73cfc257310ce.jpg" width="514" height="377" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I have been trying trying to understand what makes historic places special to so many of us. Part of it is that they are relatively rare in the United States, I guess. For several decades our newer everyday architecture &ndash; our subdivisions, strip malls, office buildings &ndash; has been simultaneously bland and deadening in its consistency. [...] But I also think there may be something deeper going on. We gravitate to older places because they ground us in space and time.</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/98963327/mvrdv-led-consortium-to-refurbish-historic-serp-molot-factory-site-in-moscow MVRDV-led consortium to refurbish historic Serp & Molot factory site in Moscow Justine Testado 2014-04-30T16:29:00-04:00 >2014-04-30T16:29:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0e/0e7levk756giddlc.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Preserving the rich history of an iconic site while modernizing any aspect of its design is always a tricky feat. For MVRDV, one of their latest competition wins is redeveloping the urban plan of the historic Serp &amp; Molot (Hammer &amp; Sickle) Factory...In the two-stage competition, the winning team was chosen out of a shortlist with LDA Design (UK), Ateliers lion Associ&eacute;s (France), Mega Project (Russia), and De Architecten Cie. (Netherlands).</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse of the winning proposal:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mq/mqxamq2bubzvrpaw.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yf/yfuirsc7k2mif2gi.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8u/8utvivrlack04t59.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4w/4w1x95ewej59rzp0.jpg"></p><p>The project, which has a total investment estimated at 180 billion Rouble, is expected to be complete in 2021.</p><p>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/mvrdv-led_consortium_to_refurbish_historic_serp_molot_factory_site_in_mosco/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97027499/saudi-royal-family-could-pay-for-restoration-of-roman-monuments Saudi royal family could pay for restoration of Roman monuments Alexander Walter 2014-04-01T14:24:00-04:00 >2014-04-01T14:28:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5e/5e29dab095ea71038e84218f78c7b516.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A training barracks used by Roman gladiators and the 2,000-year-old mausoleum of the Emperor Augustus could be restored with money from the Saudi royal family, in the latest effort by Italy to secure funding for its crumbling cultural heritage. In a deal brokered by Ignazio Marino, the mayor of Rome, the Saudi royals are to provide millions of euros to pay for the restoration of some of the capital's neglected monuments.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96045569/greece-protests-over-government-plans-to-sell-off-historic-national-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Greece protests over government plans to sell off historic national buildings</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96481965/first-major-guastavino-exhibition-opening-at-mcny-on-march-26 First major Guastavino exhibition opening at MCNY on March 26 Justine Testado 2014-03-25T14:05:00-04:00 >2014-03-31T20:31:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5e/5eql6pnezu68ykmn.jpg" width="514" height="253" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The upcoming "Palaces for the People: Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile" exhibition&nbsp;will showcase&nbsp;the works of Spanish architect Rafael Guastavino and his son Rafael Jr. that helped shape the architectural identity of New York City.&nbsp;</p><p>Opening at the <a href="http://www.mcny.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of the City of New York</a> on March 26, the exhibition will share the story of the Guastavinos, whose family legacy graces the vaulted and tiled ceilings of over 200 historic NYC buildings like the Grand Central Terminal, Ellis Island, Carnegie Hall, and the Bronx Zoo's Elephant House.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5r/5rd0dvcref25z2tc.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vp/vpgredkscq4s9psc.jpg"></p><p>The exhibition was first&nbsp;organized by MacArthur Fellow John Ochsendorf from MIT before MCNY expanded it to feature 20 major Guastavino projects throughout NYC's five boroughs. The exhibition will include never-before-seen drawings and materials, an 11 ft x 15 ft replica of a Guastavino vault, contemporary photos by Michael Freeman, and a video gallery installation that lets viewers "visit" Guastavino spaces.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bu/bub90ios08ifpxi5.jpg"></p><p>"Palaces for the People" will run until...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96045569/greece-protests-over-government-plans-to-sell-off-historic-national-buildings Greece protests over government plans to sell off historic national buildings Alexander Walter 2014-03-19T20:55:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T19:29:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/05/05cfa60528d175db55986250851881f4.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Greece's cultural gems have become the focus of renewed protest on the streets of Athens following the cash-strapped government's announcement of plans to include prime properties around the Acropolis, and other landmark buildings, in its privatisation programme. Furious opponents marched through the city centre at the weekend to denounce the "illegal sale" of the country's heritage.</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/94907060/lan-chosen-to-restructure-iconic-grand-palais-in-paris LAN chosen to restructure iconic Grand Palais in Paris Justine Testado 2014-03-04T21:48:00-05:00 >2014-03-10T21:02:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qg/qgvenand625crrnc.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The historic Grand Palais is due for a contemporary touch-up from French firm LAN, who recently won the competition to restructure and expand the monument...Looking beyond the museum's Beaux-Arts style, LAN highlights the museum's durability and flexibility in an effort to bring out the building's full potential.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Have a glimpse of LAN's winning proposal below:<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7b/7bej9uj529z2mgad.jpg"><br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b3/b3vqe6lewkkts5yq.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iw/iwm1n98liqgt2h4f.jpg"><br><br><strong>Drawings:</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f2/f2w9u4o2safi8wge.jpg"><br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lu/lubyhj65w2ylfq1v.jpg"><br><br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h5/h5zj04jq2h6anaaj.jpg"><br><br>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/lan_chosen_to_restructure_iconic_grand_palais_in_paris/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93445971/rex-s-five-manhattan-west-is-the-latest-revamp-for-an-evolving-nyc REX's Five Manhattan West is the latest revamp for an evolving NYC Justine Testado 2014-02-12T19:58:00-05:00 >2014-02-14T13:28:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ki/kixvx94c860nf5k0.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1887657/rex" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">REX</a> recently unveiled their scheme for redesigning the historic <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/5861704/davis-brody-bond-llp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Davis Brody</a> building on 450 West 33rd St in New York. The $200 million project consists of repositioning, re-cladding and interior renovation -- making it yet another addition to major redevelopments to NYC's evolving neighborhoods and when adaptive reuse continues to be on the rise. Construction is expected to be complete in 2016.</p><p>Check out some project details the architects sent us:<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1t/1t1n27o02dbxfbiw.jpg"></p><p>"Designed by architecture firm Davis Brody (now Davis Brody Bond) and completed in 1969, 450 West 33rd Street (450W33) is an exemplar of late Brutalist architecture. The edifice&rsquo;s structure is effectively a steel bridge spanning the Penn Station rail lines leading to Hudson Yards, supporting a cast-in-place concrete column-and-slab frame. The building&rsquo;s enclosure was originally composed of precast concrete fill-in panels with integrated windows."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cm/cmhtpm2a2q3vdt5e.jpg"></p><p>"During the 1980s, the building&rsquo;s hard beauty was neutered when its external structural elements...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93320193/top-three-teams-prep-for-final-design-presentation-of-mlk-library-renovation Top three teams prep for final design presentation of MLK Library renovation Justine Testado 2014-02-10T20:19:00-05:00 >2014-03-10T13:55:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lg/lgh8po9yuw3ngjp8.jpg" width="514" height="171" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The historic Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington D.C. is one step closer to finding the architectural team for its major renovation project -- and competition is stiff [...] After submitting their proposals, the top three teams will have one final presentation to persuade the review panel and the public this Saturday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. in the MLK Library's Great Hall.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>Team 1: Mecanoo + Martinez and Johnson</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o2/o2nhohavkpnh05a3.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lt/ltrsjpnbcqb64tyd.jpg"><br><br><strong>Team 2: Patkau + Ayers Saint Gross</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q6/q6pexdlxq03hle0k.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/82/82bqrywocug87mjh.jpg"></p><p><strong>Team 3: STUDIOS + Freelon</strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m6/m6sdzohs4umh3el2.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ra/ra31u8halgt3ey6e.jpg"></p><p>Get more details about each project on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/finalist_design_ideas_for_mlk_jr._memorial_library_renovation/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85448700/50th-anniversary-of-nyc-penn-station-demolition-to-be-honored-by-staged-reading-and-panel-highlighting-the-debate-on-historic-preservation 50th anniversary of NYC Penn Station demolition to be honored by staged reading and panel highlighting the debate on historic preservation Justine Testado 2013-10-31T14:49:00-04:00 >2013-11-01T18:39:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uj/uj5m5jzx1o8bwd3m.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Eternal Space will visually recreate the marvel of the former Pennsylvania Station using the actual photographs that documented the station&rsquo;s demise. [...] Using the latest in projection technology these arresting photographs will speak to the tragic demolition of an American architectural masterpiece [...] On the 50th anniversary of that great loss, The Eternal Space will pay tribute to the station and the gifted photographers who worked to immortalize it.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Architects, historians, and all urban enthusiasts are invited to a free evening event that will acknowledge the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/lights_camera_demolition_nycs_penn_station_recalled_on_stage_in_pictures/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">50th anniversary of the demolition of NYC's Pennsylvania Station</a> on Nov. 6 at the AIA | NY Center for Architecture. Hosted by <a href="http://cfa.aiany.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA | NY</a>, the program will begin with a live reading of selected scenes from <a href="http://theeternalspaceplay.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>The Eternal Space</em></a>, a two-man stage play set during the Penn Station's demolition, which began on Oct. 28, 1963.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v2/v2bosdin5syvf30z.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The play presents a dialogue on the value of old vs. new, past vs. present, and all the timeless arguments that come with them that last to this day. The Eternal Space also points out the ongoing yet overlooked debate on the preservation of historic structures in New York and throughout the U.S. Never-published photography of the demolition from some of the subject's most notable photographers will provide the scenic backdrop for the staged reading.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/64/64pxmxnjsp514b3i.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The reading will be followed by&#8203; a panel discussion &mdash; moderated by <a href="http://ny.curbed.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Curbed NY</a> Senior Editor Hana Alberts ...</p>