Archinect - News 2014-10-25T21:06:37-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/108807760/vincent-scully-prize-2014-awarded-to-journalist-and-tv-host-charlie-rose Vincent Scully Prize 2014 awarded to journalist and TV host Charlie Rose Justine Testado 2014-09-12T18:45:00-04:00 >2014-09-21T13:26:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ys/ysd0zxa17jbvwniq.jpg" width="514" height="258" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Talk show host and journalist Charlie Rose has been announced as the 2014 recipient of the esteemed Vincent Scully Prize. Established in 1999 by the National Building Museum and named after Professor Vincent Scully to honor his legacy and work, the prize recognizes exemplary practice, scholarship, or criticism in architecture, historic preservation, and urban design.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Widely known as the anchor and executive producer of<em> Charlie Rose </em>and co-anchor of <em>CBS This Morning</em>, Rose will receive the prize in recognition for his insightful interviews with the world's leading thinkers that explore the value of good design as well as the growth and shaping of the urban cityscape.</p><p>A gala celebrating Rose and the award will take place at the <a href="http://www.nbm.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Building Museum</a> in Washington D.C. this November. Notable guests include architect Frank Gehry who will offer remarks on Rose. Mr. Rose will also present a special lecture during a public awards ceremony.</p><p>Previous recipients include <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/80088428/vincent-scully-prize-awarded-to-friends-of-the-high-line-co-founders-joshua-david-robert-hammond" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High Line Co-Founders Joshua David &amp; Robert Hammond</a>, Paul Goldberger, Robert A.M Stern, and Phyllis Lambert.</p><p>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/vincent_scully_prize_2014_awarded_to_journalist_and_tv_host_charlie_rose/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108729035/do-rebel-architects-pose-for-elite-audiences-and-their-20k-a-semester-students Do "Rebel Architects" pose for elite audiences and their 20K a semester students? Orhan Ayyüce 2014-09-11T18:08:00-04:00 >2014-09-18T17:05:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iy/iydgbtmbqw912j0h.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>it seemed perverse to us that architecture has become all about the aesthetics of a few iconic buildings whose main function is the glorification of those with the money to build them. As one prize after another celebrates the work of a selected band of world famous "starchitects", it seemed like humanity's most pressing problems are how to fold metal into the most obscure shapes, and how implausibly high a building can go.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As curated by&nbsp;Daniel Davies on how architecture and design can be used to build a better world,&nbsp;Al Jazeera sheds a light on what really matters as architecture moves into domains of architects and geographies where the works is making difference in people's lives.</p><p><em>"They are architects not paid by international NGOs to parachute in solutions, but working in their own countries with issues they understand at a deep level. They are architects who work independently, rarely getting developer backing, but funding projects themselves. And they rarely get media coverage outside specialist architectural and academic circles."</em></p><p>Seems like real "rebels" don't pose for elite audiences and their 20K a semester students.</p><p>Also, <a href="http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/rebelarchitecture/2014/08/rebel-architecture-creator-view-2014810132621275358.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">curators view</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103322782/interview-with-zack-giffin-host-of-tv-show-tiny-house-nation Interview with Zack Giffin, host of TV show "Tiny House Nation" Alexander Walter 2014-07-03T13:29:00-04:00 >2014-07-08T17:43:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eb/eb2e132bb445d2bdd38499f408ffa7e3.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Zack Giffin is [...] a host of a new series, &ldquo;Tiny House Nation,&rdquo; beginning Wednesday on FYI, an A &amp; E Networks channel that used to be known as Bio. When we caught up with him by phone last week, he was on the road for the show, which chronicles those who live the tiny-house life. The chalet, he said, was sitting on a trailer &ldquo;in a lovely field in Lummi Island, Washington State, on my parents&rsquo; property, which is where it lives when we are not around.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100062620/the-tiny-house-lover-s-guide-to-romance" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Tiny House Lover's Guide to Romance</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/94360340/prototyping-tiny-house-design-workshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Prototyping: Tiny House Design Workshop</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/103117907/pbs-premiere-of-time-scanners-brings-3d-digital-preservation-technology-to-a-wider-audience PBS' premiere of "Time Scanners" brings 3D digital preservation technology to a wider audience Justine Testado 2014-07-01T13:53:00-04:00 >2014-07-01T23:58:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aq/aq15ad5gtt90dtui.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://www.pbs.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PBS</a> taps into the growing presence of 3D digital preservation on their new show, <em>Time Scanners</em>, which will premiere its first episode tonight at 8 p.m. ET. The three-part series will peruse the ancient iconic sites of the Egyptian Pyramids, St. Paul&rsquo;s Cathedral in London, and the city of Petra in Jordan through the use of 3D laser-scanning technology.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t1/t1om4fhdkktlea1u.jpg"></p><p>Hosted by Dallas Campbell, each episode will follow Steve Burrows&nbsp;&mdash; the notable structural engineer known for working on the Bird's Nest Stadium at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics&nbsp;&mdash; and his team of investigators as they discover each landmark's physical and forensic history and scientific secrets.</p><p>Below are summaries of each episode:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lp/lpb1svzdvwgxqf01.jpg"></p><p><strong>July 1, <em>Egyptian Pyramids</em>: </strong>"The team travels to Egypt to scan the pyramids to find out how the necropoles evolved from simple mud-brick structures to the most impressive buildings in the ancient world. They use their laser technology to scan Djoser&rsquo;s Step Pyramid at Saqqara, Meidum&rsquo;s collapsed pyramid, the m...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102092536/tv-shows-are-great-indicators-of-urban-trends-thanks-to-market-research-and-popular-influence TV shows are great indicators of urban trends, thanks to market research and popular influence Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-17T13:49:00-04:00 >2014-06-17T17:18:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/59/593e9a445198bd437d0e780a36315e20.jpg" width="514" height="456" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Popular shows also are important predictors of the future of the built environment, thanks to Hollywood&rsquo;s extensive consumer research and the instant feedback to current shows, and so TV tends to reflect how we live today and, more importantly, what we aspire to tomorrow. [...] We selected the most popular of six eras that captured best how we aspired to live &ldquo;as seen on TV&rdquo; based on time period and the development pattern that was being represented.</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/96575288/charlie-rose-interviews-tom-pritzker-shigeru-ban Charlie Rose interviews Tom Pritzker & Shigeru Ban Archinect 2014-03-26T17:41:00-04:00 >2014-03-31T20:23:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/va/vaktw9j072bv70yj.jpg" width="514" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We conclude with Tom Pritzker, Chairman and CEO of the Pritzker Organization on this year's winner of the annual Pritzker Architecture Prize, Shigeru Ban.</p></em><br /><br /><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/95416537/pbs-s-unusual-spaces-profiles-berlin-tempelhof-airport-the-mother-of-all-airports PBS's "UNUSUAL SPACES" profiles Berlin-Tempelhof Airport, "The Mother of All Airports" Archinect 2014-03-11T17:27:00-04:00 >2014-03-17T20:10:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xj/xjs4zcq1z5f9qgxt.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the center of the sprawling metropolis of Germany's capital, Berlin-Tempelhof Airport stands as both a monument to a darker era in Germany's past and a link to its future.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Built on an airfield where the Wright Brothers once demonstrated their Flyer before a captive European audience, Tempelhof Airport was conceived by the leaders of the Third Reich as a architectural testament to the boundless ambition of German supremacy. Captured by the Soviet Army in 1945 before it could be completed, turned over to American forces following the Conference at Yalta, and then serving as West Berlin's lifeline to the free world during the Cold War, the airport was a central set piece in 20th century history.</p><p>After decades of dwindling postwar commercial operation following the construction of other regional airports, a referendum for its closure was narrowly approved in the mid-2000s. Since its official closure in 2008, however, a dramatic new vision for the airport has emerged...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87000917/unnecessary-muffness-jon-stewart-discusses-zaha-s-f-kable-buildings Unnecessary Muffness; Jon Stewart discusses Zaha's "f**kable buildings" Nam Henderson 2013-11-20T17:26:00-05:00 >2013-11-25T00:10:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s0/s0fobtwihohfov9a.jpg" width="514" height="291" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"designed by famed architect Zaha Hadid whose signature style appears to be making some of the world's most f**kable buildings...like Georgia O'Keeffe of things you can walk inside...i guess maybe it is time things evened out a bit" - Jon Stewart</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dz/dz9aousjcqyzc86u.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Last night on The Daily Show, they offered a critique of <a href="http://www.zaha-hadid.com/2013/11/qatar-2022-supreme-committee-unveils-concept-design-for-al-wakrah-stadium/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Qatar's recently released plans for the Al Wakrah 2022 FIFA World Cup Stadium, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects</a>. The show goes on to label the proposal one of the world's most f**kable soccer stadiums. Also while reporting in, on assignment Al Madrigal is unable to find the "press box".</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/69887383/cool-spaces-coming-to-national-public-tv-this-fall "Cool Spaces!" - coming to national public tv this Fall Archinect 2013-03-22T14:17:00-04:00 >2013-03-25T22:57:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zc/zch3ssl94d9dx48m.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Cool Spaces! is a primetime television series that will profile the most provocative architecture of the 21st century. Hosted by architect Stephen Chung, each hour show focuses on public spaces across the US and Canada, conceived by daring architects who push the boundaries of contemporary architectural design, materials and process. Produced for Public Television, Cool Spaces! offers viewers an experience of these public spaces as never before.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Stephen Chung, architect and host of the tv show, tells Archinect, "We are trying to show non-architects that architecture is a pretty cool subject- and if they just give us a chance and take a look- they might agree."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/69664047/100-years-of-grand-central-terminal 100 Years of Grand Central Terminal Nam Henderson 2013-03-18T13:20:00-04:00 >2013-03-20T10:09:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3d/3dq4p2ih8g75ai5p.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>and I watch everybody, every move. It's nerve-wracking, your blood pressure goes up ten points going through the door... - Jim Fahey (Assistant Chief in the Operation Control Center)</p></em><br /><br /><p> On March 1st, in celebration of it's centennial, Charlie Rose hosted a discussion on Grand Central Terminal. Gathered for the discussion were: Peter Stangl former president of Metro-North railroad; Kenneth Jackson of Columbia University; Sam Roberts of The New York Times and architect James Sanders.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/69268266/130-years-later-modern-software-helps-complete-gaudi-s-architectural-masterpiece 130 years later, modern software helps complete Gaudi's architectural masterpiece Archinect 2013-03-11T15:26:00-04:00 >2013-03-24T17:02:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/80/80a834bcac0a945b617facfed237ba95.jpg" width="514" height="293" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Using advanced aeronautical design software, Mark Burry and other architects have been able to reverse engineer Gaudi's models from leftover shards. Today, Burry is among a group of architects leading construction on the church's central tower, which, when completed, will stand 566 feet above the ground, making it the tallest church on Earth. But the fact that they had to use 21st century software to realize a 19th century vision stands as testament to Gaudi's avant garde design language.</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/66697365/the-science-channel-peels-a-city-apart-to-show-how-structures-survive-disasters The Science Channel Peels a City Apart to Show How Structures Survive Disasters Archinect 2013-02-01T11:53:00-05:00 >2013-02-04T20:11:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c9/c9680b0f6dd387190fe82072387c4cbf.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Science Channel&rsquo;s upcoming series, Strip the City, uses oversized CGI effects to take a very deep look into the engineering behind some of the most iconic municipalities and the potentially disastrous natural elements they must overcome. Working with architects, engineers and historians, the producers have unearthed the specific elements that help San Francisco&rsquo;s bridge survive tremors and Dubai&rsquo;s towering skyscrapers stand firm in soft, unstable desert sands.</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/51873304/charlie-rose-interviews-tod-williams-billie-tsien-tonight Charlie Rose interviews Tod Williams & Billie Tsien tonight Archinect 2012-06-18T20:43:00-04:00 >2012-06-19T09:31:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2d/2dm7pf6lweeojaow.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://www.charlierose.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Charlie Rose</a> will be interviewing Tod Williams &amp; Billie Tsien on tonight's show. Check your local listings for <a href="http://www.charlierose.com/about/show/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">broadcast times</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/48002288/10-buildings-that-changed-america 10 Buildings that Changed America Archinect 2012-05-10T18:25:00-04:00 >2012-05-11T12:59:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8a/8a8053e8ee60d24c148723eae9ef7ac2.jpg" width="260" height="166" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new TV and web production coming to PBS in 2013 about ten influential American buildings that changed the way we live, work, and play.</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/44043730/mad-men-the-story-behind-don-draper-s-new-digs 'Mad Men': The story behind Don Draper's new digs Archinect 2012-04-06T11:39:00-04:00 >2012-04-06T11:39:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/19/19036e553d04224e37054fc04a194a45.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Apartment 17-B, right, set decorator Claudette Didul said, is "in a high-rise that feels like it was built in 1960 with a white-carpeted sunken living room and a fascinating fireplace and a Case Study-style kitchen with two pass through windows." It also sports walnut cabinetry with a built-in television set and one of those new-fangled-for-the-time push-button phones.</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/35877866/new-museum-going-gaga-with-sanaa New Museum - "Going Gaga with SANAA" Archinect 2012-01-26T16:33:00-05:00 >2012-01-28T13:53:32-05:00 <em><p>Can a building ever be compared to Lady Gaga? Most experts may say no, but they obviously haven't seen the New Museum, one of the best looking museums ever made according to Delaine Isaac.</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/19482388/frank-gehry-really-really-regrets-his-appearance-on-the-simpsons Frank Gehry Really, Really Regrets His Appearance on 'The Simpsons' HotSoup 2011-09-06T09:33:23-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/47/47njhrc5ixpf76t4.jpg" width="468" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>GEHRY: No, no, no, no. That was just a fun &ndash; fun thing. But it has &ndash; it has haunted me. People do &ndash; who&rsquo;ve seen &ldquo;The Simpson&rsquo;s&rdquo; believe it.</p></em><br /><br /><p> On Sunday, Frank Gehry appeared on Fahreed Zakar's CNN program <em>GPS</em>, where among other things, he discussed his regret for having been a guest on <em>The Simpsons</em>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/12307217/restoration-home-nostalgia-architecture-and-murder Restoration Home: nostalgia, architecture and murder Paul Petrunia 2011-07-05T12:35:39-04:00 >2011-07-05T12:36:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8d/8daae7bf7339ee187e077ff690ba758a.jpg" width="460" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Olly Grant talks to some of the people behind a new BBC Two series on turning crumbling buildings, laden with history, into sleek modern homes.</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>