Archinect - News 2016-10-26T23:16:17-04:00 Zaha Hadid show coming to Serpentine Sackler Gallery this winter Alexander Walter 2016-08-30T04:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-04T11:56:22-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An exhibition of rarely seen paintings, drawings and digital works by Zaha Hadid is due to open at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London this winter (8 December-12 February 2017), throwing new light on the late British-Iraqi architect&rsquo;s accomplishments as an artist and calligrapher. [...] Sketches and paintings linked to major projects, both realised and unrealised, will go on show.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid's repertoire is a stunning display in Venice's Palazzo Franchetti</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Celebrate Zaha Hadid's life at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery on April 8th</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ZHA after Zaha: Patrik Schumacher on Zaha and what's next for the firm, on Archinect Sessions #61</a></li></ul><p>Looking for exciting architecture and design events happening in London <em>right now</em>? <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's weekly event picks</a> keep you up to date.</p> SHL's Shanghai Cloud Pavilion is a stunning glass and steel extrusion of a cartoon cloud Julia Ingalls 2016-08-18T12:44:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T19:17:03-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="437" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Intended as both a counterpoint to the heavy industrial cranes that line Shanghai's West Bund as well as an art/exhibition space, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SHL</a>'s new Cloud Pavilion is the permanent version of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">wildly successful 2013 Shanghai biennial installation</a>, which was intended only to last for two months.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>While the first iteration's ephemeral 20,000 white ropes have been replaced by steel rods and a glassed-in viewing area, the hope is that the initial free-floating feeling remains.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>As Schmidt Hammer Lassen design partner&nbsp;Chris Hardie explains, "The new pavilion creates a singular space in the form of an extruded glass cloud. The cloud shape in plan directly relates to the cartoon like form associated with how a child would draw a cloud, and how clouds are often seen depicted in traditional Chinese prints. The cloud is considered a symbol of luck in ancient Chinese painting."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Here's a video showing the Pavilion and the context of its site:</p> Examining the International Airport “species” from “In The Unlikely Event” Justine Testado 2016-08-16T20:31:00-04:00 >2016-08-21T23:15:01-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="380" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;In The Unlikely Event&rdquo; by artist Janet Abrams digs into the nature of the fantastical International Airport typology &mdash; &ldquo;a significant species of monumental urbanism, perhaps the archetypal City State of our time&rdquo;...Created in 2013...ITUE is an ambitious large-scale ceramic installation that showcases the Top 30 of the world's busiest international airports as terra cotta ceramic bas-reliefs, which Abrams molded individually by hand.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Arranged&nbsp;like ancient&nbsp;fossils&nbsp;at a natural history museum,&nbsp;In The Unlikely Event (ITUE) is part two&nbsp;of Abrams' ongoing "A Natural History of Technology" case study series. In ITUE, each airport stands as&nbsp;a&nbsp;physical architectural expression of its home&nbsp;country's ambitions to compete in the global economy.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>In The Unlikely Event, view during its US debut at form + concept gallery, Santa Fe, May 27 2016. Photo courtesy of Janet Abrams.</em></p><p>The exhibition is currently at Santa Fe's form + concept gallery until August 22. Read&nbsp;more about the project&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> V&A's main shop to be remodelled by Friend and Company Architects, with Millimetre and RA Projects Ellen Hancock 2016-08-12T12:32:00-04:00 >2016-08-21T21:19:44-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The main shop in the V&amp;A is being redesigned to create a more lively and flexible retail space at the centre of the gallery.&nbsp;</p><p>Friend and Company Architects, with Milimetre and RA Projects were selected from a&nbsp;shortlist of six practices, which included Ab Rogers&nbsp;Design, Brinkworth, Edge, Jamie Fobert Architects and&nbsp;Mark Pinney Architects.</p><p>David Bickle&nbsp;(Director of FuturePlan, Design, Estates and&nbsp;Exhibitions) from the selection panel&nbsp;said:<em>&nbsp;&ldquo;There has been a huge shift in the way that we engage with retail, and the role it&nbsp;plays in the wider cultural landscape. Friend and Company&rsquo;s design reimagines the site of our&nbsp;current shop, offering a new framework for display that is bespoke, finely crafted, and eminently&nbsp;flexible. Their use of high quality materials and carefully detailed finishes perfectly aligns with the&nbsp;values of the V&amp;A as the world's leading museum of art and design.&rdquo;</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Read more recent project updates and news in London here:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nex-Architecture get approval for new restaurant on C...</a></li></ul> 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="" width="640" height="360" 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="" 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> 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="" width="650" height="390" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's critical round-up of Sn&oslash;hetta's SFMOMA addition</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA's Pierre Lassonde Pavilion in Quebec will finally open tomorrow</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First look inside Tate Modern's new Extension</a></li></ul> ArcSoc (University of Cambridge) Summer Exhibition Anna Jenkin 2016-07-07T01:36:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T14:28:22-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="924" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>The University of Cambridge Department of Architecture (ArcSoc) is proud to host their annual exhibition at the Bargehouse (SE1 9PH) from the 14th-17th July (Press preview, 6pm, Thursday 14th July). The Summer Show is the culmination of a year&rsquo;s design work in the studios and is entirely student curated, designed and run. From the initial explorations of first years to the final schemes of their graduates, the ethos of their work is grounded in context and collaboration across the school.</em></strong></p><p>The exhibition will run until the 17th July, including&nbsp;lectures from alumni and on the 16th July, prospective students will be invited to attend talks by current students and studio tutors. Alongside the drawings and models, there will be pavilions and extracurricular artwork to showcase our students&rsquo; many talents.</p><p>ArcSoc is an entirely student-run society. We raise funds for the exhibition by hosting a variety of events in Cambridge throughout the year, from drawing classes that support the universi...</p> Zaha Hadid transforms Zurich gallery in homage to artist Kurt Schwitters Justine Testado 2016-06-17T14:03:00-04:00 >2016-06-20T13:08:33-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Upon first glance, the &ldquo;Kurt Schwitters: Merz&rdquo; exhibition is an enticing haven of artistic talent. The retrospective opened earlier this week at the Galerie Gmurzynska in Zurich. An exhibition involving Zaha Hadid is sure to be a visual treat, whether it's her work that is on display or if she designed an exhibition's setup. Hadid's design for this particular the late architect's homage to Kurt Schwitters' famous Merzbau.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>See more photos of the exhibition <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid's repertoire is a stunning display in Venice's Palazzo Franchetti</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One of the late Dame Zaha Hadid's final designs will be built in West Chelsea</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inside the Zaha Hadid-designed $50 million High Line penthouse</a></p> Ove Arup celebrated with new show at the V&A Ellen Hancock 2016-06-16T10:17:00-04:00 >2016-06-18T22:42:22-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="398" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The show, curated by the V&amp;A&rsquo;s Maria Nicanor and Zofia Trafas White, is a fascinating exploration of the 20th century engineer&rsquo;s life and work, and how it has influenced today&rsquo;s practices in his field. Arup, fittingly argue the curators, was a true pioneer, championing real collaboration with architects, using a computer for the first time during the Sydney Opera House project in the 1960s &ndash; a hefty but fascinating machine called 'Pegasus', on display at the show.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more UK news here:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This week's picks for London architecture and design events</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of London design shortlist revealed</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Author of 'Interactive Architecture' on the built environment in the age of ubiquitous computing</a></li></ul> MoMA to celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th birthday with massive exhibition Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-08T19:28:00-04:00 >2016-06-09T10:47:20-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Titled &ldquo;Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive&rdquo; and billed by the museum as a &ldquo;major retrospective,&rdquo; the show will display about 450 works from the 1890s through the 1950s. [...] Many of the objects are drawn from the Frank Lloyd Wright Archive ... Key themes will include Wright&rsquo;s involvement in global networks of architects, his preoccupation with decoration and his capacity for constructing his public image &mdash; a precursor of the &ldquo;starchitect&rdquo; age.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related news on the genius curmudgeon:</p><ul><li><a title="Watch (an animated) Frank Lloyd Wright talk about arrogance in this new short" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Watch (an animated) Frank Lloyd Wright talk about arrogance in this new short</a></li><li><a title="Frank Lloyd Wright's Sturges House is for sale, for the first time in nearly 50 years" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright's Sturges House is for sale, for the first time in nearly 50 years</a></li><li><a title="Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture reaches fundraising goal of $2M, working towards independence from foundation" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture reaches fundraising goal of $2M, working towards independence from foundation</a></li><li><a title="Frank Lloyd Wright's &quot;Unity Temple&quot; getting a $23M restoration" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright's "Unity Temple" getting a $23M restoration</a></li><li><a title="10 Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings Nominated to UNESCO World Heritage List" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">10 Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings Nominated to UNESCO World Heritage List</a></li></ul> London's Natural History Museum to create outdoor exhibition spaces Ellen Hancock 2016-06-01T03:52:00-04:00 >2016-06-01T01:53:35-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The grounds outside London&rsquo;s Grade I-listed Natural History Museum are set to become an extension of the institution&rsquo;s display. Niall McLaughlin Architects and landscape designer Kim Wilkie have submitted plans to transform the museum&rsquo;s outdoor area into open-air galleries, along with more public spaces. The external parts will showcase extinct plants and animals in the east and living species in the west. There will also be a restaurant, a courtyard and a separate square.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src="">Find more museum related content here:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First look inside Tate Modern's new Extension</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of London gives a tour of its new Smithfield site</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fabricated robot installation at the V&amp;A unveiled as part of their first Engineering Season</a></li></ul> Zaha Hadid's repertoire is a stunning display in Venice's Palazzo Franchetti Justine Testado 2016-05-27T21:06:00-04:00 >2016-06-02T01:30:19-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The opulence of Venice's 16th-century Palazzo Franchetti is as memorable as the designs of a particular Zaha Hadid. A can't-be-missed retrospective honoring the late architect's four-decade career opened to the public today, just in time for the hoards of visitors venturing out to the nearby 2016 Venice Biennale.&nbsp;Organized by the Fondazione Berengo cultural institution, this Zaha Hadid retrospective is an abridged showcase of Hadid's pioneering works that made her a designer and artist who was always ahead of her time.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The exhibition features a range of Hadid's completed, under-construction, in progress, and unbuilt projects &mdash; from her early paintings and drawings to models of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ZHA</a>'s buildings that are due for completion later this year.&nbsp;</p><p>A separate room will display three projects that are meant to symbolize milestones in Hadid's career: the Weil am Rhein-based&nbsp;Vitra Fire Station (completed 1993), ZHA's first completed project; the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati (...</p> Architects design ‘the house of tomorrow’ Ellen Hancock 2016-05-18T12:18:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T23:47:58-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="619" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) invited six contemporary architecture practices to create speculative responses to the UK&rsquo;s housing crisis for the exhibition, At Home in Britain: Designing the House of Tomorrow. Drawing on materials from the RIBA archives, the studios from the UK, France and the Netherlands produced designs that re-examine the familiar housing typologies of the cottage, terrace and flat.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read relating article here:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects advice to London's new mayor Sadiq Khan</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&pound;950 for a mouldy 'central' flat? Welcome to London.</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The root of London's housing crisis lies beyond its borders</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's Bleak Housing</a></li></ul> New MoMA exhibition explores the architecture of displacement Alexander Walter 2016-05-06T18:11:00-04:00 >2016-05-11T05:47:52-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The architecture of forced displacement is the subject of &ldquo;Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter,&rdquo; a forthcoming exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art. The exhibit will assemble work by architects, designers, and artists responding to the global refugee crisis. Curated by Sean Anderson, MoMA&rsquo;s associate curator for architecture and design, with curatorial assistant Ari&egrave;le Dionne-Krosnick, &ldquo;Insecurities&rdquo; will include works of design built to help alleviate suffering inside refugee camps.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; Interior of a Better Shelter prototype in Kawergosk Refugee Camp, Erbil, Iraq. (Image: Better Shelter, 2015)</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ai Weiwei documents life in Greek refugee camp on social media</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Nobody thinks about the safety of these women": the harrowing experiences of female refugees</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tensions build at Athen's port of Piraeus, the first stop for many refugees seeking asylum in Europe</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UN Refugee Agency Commissions 10k Ikea-designed Better Shelters</a></li></ul> The first US exhibition on Pierre Chareau coming to the Jewish Museum Nicholas Korody 2016-05-05T13:38:00-04:00 >2016-05-07T21:53:54-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="436" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This fall, the Jewish Museum will present what it&rsquo;s billing as the first United States exhibition devoted to the work of Pierre Chareau, a French Modernist who for decades fell out of the mainstream history of art and architecture [...] Chareau (1883-1950) was a prolific designer and art collector in France, and best known for his Maison de Verre (&ldquo;Glass House&rdquo;), a landmark building in Paris created in 1928 in collaboration with the Dutch architect Bernard Bijvoet...</p></em><br /><br /><p>The exhibition, entitled "Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design", is the third exhibition in a trilogy of design exhibitions, following surveys of the work of Isaac Mizrahi and Roberto Burle Marx.</p><p>The French architect and designer also had an impressive collection of art, which will be on view in the exhibit.</p><p>The exhibition will be designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro.</p><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chareau Chareau, Oh Chareau</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Maison de Verre's nouveau proprietaire</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Reluctant Architect: 15 Minutes with Liz Diller</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"African Modernism: Architecture of Independence" showcases a history of no easy answers</a></li></ul> The enduring influence of "Playboy Architecture" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-14T20:25:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T00:24:56-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Elmhurst Art Museum presents the U.S. debut of Playboy Architecture, 1953-1979, featuring an extensive collection of photographs, films, architectural models and more from Playboy magazine&rsquo;s inception in 1953 through the 1970s. Curated by Professor Beatriz Colomina and Pep Aviles ... the exhibition showcases how architecture and design played a role in creating the Playboy fantasy as well as how Playboy magazine came to influence the world of architecture and design.</p></em><br /><br /><p>We no doubt have Hugh Hefner and the Playboy empire to thank, in no minor part, for today's standards of architectural photography, and the preeminent role many midcentury designers, featured in their present day in Playboy, enjoy in today's culture.</p><p>Got your own take on how sex and sexuality intermingle with architecture? Submit to our open call for <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our current editorial theme, Sex Aware Design</a>. Click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to submit.</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Do these buildings turn you on? The psychology of curvy architecture" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Do these buildings turn you on? The psychology of curvy architecture</a></li><li><a title="Building for a better Sex Life" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Building for a better Sex Life</a></li><li><a title="Design Crime: An Office Shaped Like Lady Parts" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Crime: An Office Shaped Like Lady Parts</a></li><li><a title="US student is rescued from giant vagina sculpture in Germany" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">US student is rescued from giant vagina sculpture in Germany</a></li><li><a title="Penis church, vagina stadium: Can genital-shaped architecture really be accidental?" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Penis church, vagina stadium: Can genital-shaped architecture really be accidental?</a></li></ul> India on the brink: what's in store for the country's architectural future Laura Amaya 2016-04-04T14:02:00-04:00 >2016-04-09T22:13:01-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It was less than a century ago that India consolidated itself as a nation, after hundreds of years of foreign domination. Since its independence in 1947, it has worked tirelessly to define its identity; from the political stage to its day-to-day social engagements, India has established itself on the global stage as a rapidly emerging power. Its population is soaring, and is projected to surpass that of China in less than a decade.&nbsp;By 2050, around fifty percent of India&rsquo;s inhabitants will live in cities, amounting to over 800 million people&mdash;over 2.5 times the entire US population today.&nbsp;In such a rapidly evolving society, how can architecture position itself to serve a vastly diverse country while maintaining a unified identity?</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">State of Architecture: Practices and Processes</a>&nbsp;in India, co-curated by Rahul Mehrotra, Ranjit Hoskote, and Kaiwan Mehta, explores the place of architecture in present-day India. The event, organized by the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban Design Research Institute</a>&nbsp;(UDRI), ran throu...</p> The Design Museum's new home to open this November in Kensington Ellen Hancock 2016-03-22T03:39:00-04:00 >2016-04-04T22:54:05-04:00 <img src="" width="616" height="440" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The contemporary design champion&nbsp;is moving from its current location in Shad Thames to the former Commonwealth Institute building, a Grade II*-listed 1960s landmark conceived by architects RJMM. Its new home, which is being remodelled by designer John Pawson, will provide three times more space and have a learning centre, auditorium, library and a &lsquo;Designers in Residence&rsquo; studio.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The designs of Allied Works – a "counter proposal to the age of instant image making" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-10T17:24:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T15:20:56-05:00 <img src="" width="640" height="478" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What I like and what I believe about those sketches and models is that they&rsquo;re distillations of ideas ... They could become art installations, or they could become buildings. They&rsquo;re sort of hybrid pieces in the world of visual ideas before they become buildings [...] I always go see the site and try to discern what the energy, nature, and character of the place are&mdash;the possibilities of a place. Then I start drawing.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More from the Portland, OR and NYC-based firm:</p><ul><li><a title="Clemson scraps its modern building plan" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clemson scraps its modern building plan</a></li><li><a title="Charleston groups sue over approval of Clemson architecture center's proposed design" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Charleston groups sue over approval of Clemson architecture center's proposed design</a></li><li><a title="New Clemson University architecture building set to test Charleston's limits on context" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Clemson University architecture building set to test Charleston's limits on context</a></li><li><a title="Architect Brad Cloepfil: On architecture, design in Portland, and Allied Works' first creative phase " href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect Brad Cloepfil: On architecture, design in Portland, and Allied Works' first creative phase</a></li><li><a title="Allied Works Architecture unveils design of new National Music Centre in Calgary" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Allied Works Architecture unveils design of new National Music Centre in Calgary</a></li></ul> Creations from Catastrophes Nam Henderson 2016-02-05T13:50:00-05:00 >2016-02-09T08:56:03-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>From masterplans to reconfigure London after the Great Fire of 1666 to contemporary responses to earthquakes and tsunamis, the exhibition considers the evolving relationship between man, architecture and nature and asks whether we are now facing a paradigm shift in how we live and build in the 21st century.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Paul Kerley talked with&nbsp;curator Jes Fernie, about a&nbsp;new exhibition, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Creation from Catastrophe</a>, at the Royal Institute of British Architects.</p> 'Architecture of Life' exhibition marks opening of DS+R-designed new Berkeley Art Museum next week Alexander Walter 2016-01-25T15:51:00-05:00 >2016-01-28T21:32:45-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="536" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Commissioned to convert an abandoned printing plant into a university art museum, Diller Scofidio + Renfro took inspiration from fresh fruit. The architects left the original building intact, stretching a sleek skin around it, split open at the front. The new Berkeley Art Museum will open next week with an exhibition that historically contextualizes Diller Scofidio + Renfro&rsquo;s design process, and provides a formidable storehouse of ideas for future architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Recent photo of the almost completed structure on January 21. (Image via @BAMPFA on Twitter.)</p><p>Previously on Archinect:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DS+R's new Berkeley Art Museum gets opening date</a></p> "The Haves and the Have Nots" – digesting the most important news of the week that was, on Archinect Sessions #49 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-01-21T18:46:00-05:00 >2016-01-22T15:08:23-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As last week's episode was taken up by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pritzker-hooplah</a>, this episode takes a look back at the major news items of the last week(ish) and gets you caught up with what's been happening in Archinect news.</p><p>We discuss: the recent <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">photo exhibition on homelessness at USC</a> (which closes tomorrow!); the Treasury Department's controversial new practice of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">tracking and identifying secret buyers of luxury housing</a>; how BIG's 2 World Trade Center is now in limbo after "anchor tenant" <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rupert Murdoch has pulled out</a>; the demolition of yet another <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">not-beloved-enough Brutalist building</a>; the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">big ol' chunk of cash</a> the U.S. now has to prepare for driverless cars; and the ongoing debacle over the Tokyo Olympic Stadium, as Zaha Hadid Architects accuses Kengo Kuma Associates of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">copying their design</a>, while <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Japan won't pay ZHA</a> until they hand over the design copyrights.</p><p>Phew! What a week. All original news postings are available in the shownotes.</p><p>Listen to episode 49 of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "The Haves and the Hav...</p> "It’s about recognizing someone as existing": Photo exhibit depicts L.A.'s homelessness crisis Justine Testado 2016-01-19T11:30:00-05:00 >2016-01-19T21:10:53-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Los Angeles-based designers Sofia Borges and Susan Nwankpa recently collaborated in a photo exhibition titled "HOME(less)". Currently at the University of Southern California, the exhibition spotlights L.A.'s ongoing homelessness crisis in an interestingly positive manner. Borges and Nwankpa took a moment with Archinect to give more details into their project.</p><p><strong>Read the full Archinect feature <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</strong></p><p>More about homelessness in L.A.:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA's freeway system is becoming an increasingly crowded 'neighborhood' for the city's homeless</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Low-income housing in Los Angeles: A look at the past, present and future</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles to declare homelessness in the city an 'emergency' and pledge $100 million</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Los Angeles, homelessness is becoming more visible</a></p> 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="" width="650" height="465" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Installations</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stack</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FreelandBuck</a>; Fabrication, assembly, and installation:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ken Mishima</a> &amp; Juan Lau</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pleated Inflation</a> in Argel&egrave;s, France by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">THEVERYMANY</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">INFINITY</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Platform for Architecture + Research (PAR)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DIGEST</a> in Detroit, MI by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AARON JONES ARCHITECTURE</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Poiana lui Iocan @ Bucharest Architecture Festival</a> in Bucharest, Romania by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Field Trip</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TREEDOM</a> in Budapest, Hungary by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atelier YokYok</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">blow x blow</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deegan Day Design llc.</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Kinetic Wall" for La Biennale di Venezia/14th International Architecture Exhibition "Fundamentals"</a> in Venice, Italy by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barkow Leibinger</a>; Photo: ...</p> Canada's 2016 Venice Biennale theme digs into the country's influence in resource extraction Justine Testado 2015-12-09T20:26:00-05:00 >2015-12-10T21:56:56-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Canada's national theme for the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 Venice Architecture Biennale</a> will be a multimedia investigation of the country's resource extraction industry, as announced earlier this week by the Canada Council for the Arts. Titled <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Extraction"</a>, the project profiles and "radically rethinks" Canada's rise as a "global resource empire" by delving into the histories, architectures, and political economies of the industry. The theme was selected as the winner of a national competition. In 2014, the well-regarded <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Arctic Adaptions: Nunavut at 15</a>" exhibition represented Canada.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Considering that the Great White North is home to 75% of Earth's prospecting and mining companies, resource extraction runs deep in the country's roots. "Extraction" will include an installation, a film, and a book featuring various perspectives drawn from history, business, art, activism, and more. Catherine Crowston of the Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) was appointed as the project's Official Commissioner while landscape urba...</p> After over a thousand years underwater, two Egyptian cities will be exhibited at British Museum Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-12-09T03:58:00-05:00 >2015-12-09T12:57:17-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The [British] museum announced a six-month show that will tell the remarkable story of two lost cities at the mouth of the Nile &ndash; Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus &ndash; which by the 8th-century AD had been swallowed completely by the sea. [...] the loans will range from the enormous, a 5.4-metre-high granite statue of the Nile flood god Hapi, to the domestic. [...] It represents Egypt&rsquo;s first major loan of antiquities since the country&rsquo;s revolution in 2011...</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The WSJ's review of "Making Place: The Architecture of David Adjaye" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-12-04T13:05:00-05:00 >2015-12-04T16:32:37-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mr. Adjaye&rsquo;s public architecture often poses questions about the value systems historically associated with building types. [...] His explorations into African textile patterns, tribal mythologies, the legacy of slavery and postcolonial modernism are far from predictable sources for architecture. [...] ...the collection of images provides a fascinating look at the transmogrification of European ideas into African shapes.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Bonus Session: Reflections on "Shelter" in Los Angeles Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-11-20T14:49:00-05:00 >2015-11-30T23:12:42-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We're pleased to announce a special bonus episode of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a>, featuring a live recording of the closing panel discussion for&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Shelter" at the Architecture + Design Museum in Los Angeles.</a></p><p>To close out the exhibition on November 6, curators Sam Lubell and Danielle Rago hosted two panel discussions with the featured architects, focusing on the sites that serve as the exhibition's organizing principles: the Metro subway extension in front of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the stretch of the LA River running through the city proper. Both sites embody much of what is affecting Los Angeles' changing urbanism &ndash; ongoing drought, invigorated public transportation, gentrification, and increasing density.</p><p>Mimi Zeiger, West Coast Editor of The Architect's Newspaper moderated the panel on the River, with Jimenez Lai (Bureau Spectacular), Elizabeth Timme (LA-M&aacute;s), and Lorcan O'Herlihy (Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects), and I moderated the panel on Metro, with Jennifer Marmon (PAR),...</p> The creative fight to save a masterpiece of Lexington modernism from the wrecking ball Alexander Walter 2015-11-19T12:03:00-05:00 >2015-11-30T22:29:03-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="307" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Built in 1962, the People&rsquo;s Bank has distinct glossy, off-teal bricks and a sawtooth, vaulted rooftop. The building is not only one of the finest remaining examples of Googie commercial architecture in Kentucky &mdash; it is one of the finest examples in the nation. However, after years of neglect, locals are working to ensure that the building isn&rsquo;t leveled into a movie theater parking lot.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Only one vote left before Marina City can become official city landmark</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">L.A. City Council Officially Votes Norms Restaurant as "Historic and Cultural Landmark"</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Has preservation become too conservative and elitist?</a></li></ul> Annabelle Selldorf collaborates with Gagosian gallery on Francis Bacon exhibition Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-11-04T18:05:00-05:00 >2015-11-05T14:40:13-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="783" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Selldorf and the curators were forced to strategically navigate the strict installation stipulations attached to each piece &mdash; and still create a dynamic space for viewing. [...] &ldquo;We wanted a very calm background,&rdquo; Selldorf says. &ldquo;It is the quality of the work that makes the show exciting, so rather than creating additional noise, we really focused on making spaces that were quiet and measured in such a way that the focus of attention was on the paintings.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Annabelle Selldorf:</p><ul><li><a title="Give and Take: Michael Kimmelman and Annabelle Selldorf discuss architectural ethics in urban environments" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Give and Take: Michael Kimmelman and Annabelle Selldorf discuss architectural ethics in urban environments</a></li><li><a title="NYC Landmarks Commission Debates New Annabelle Selldorf Building" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYC Landmarks Commission Debates New Annabelle Selldorf Building</a></li><li><a title="Q&amp;A: Annabelle Selldorf On the New Clark Art Institute" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Q&amp;A: Annabelle Selldorf On the New Clark Art Institute</a></li></ul>