Archinect - News 2017-08-17T17:41:19-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150022339/gregory-ain-once-the-most-dangerous-architect-in-america-and-the-mysterious-fate-of-his-moma-exhibition-house Gregory Ain, once "the most dangerous architect in America," and the mysterious fate of his MoMA exhibition house Alexander Walter 2017-08-11T15:36:00-04:00 >2017-08-14T14:49:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7o/7oiilp0c8je9n4tx.jpg" width="566" height="369" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gregory Ain, a midcentury champion of modern architecture whose students included Frank Gehry, is virtually unknown outside Los Angeles today. His left-leaning politics made him the object of decades-long F.B.I. surveillance [...] Even the fate of his most important commission &mdash; an exhibition house in the garden of the Museum of Modern Art &mdash; is a mystery. That house is now the subject of &ldquo;This Future Has a Past,&rdquo; an installation at the Center for Architecture in Greenwich Village.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9413/this-future-has-a-past" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This Future Has a Past</a></em> opened in July at the Center for Architecture in New York and still runs through September 12. The accompanying event <em><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9741/who-was-gregory-ain" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Who Was Gregory Ain?</a></em> on September 7 will feature the installation's producers, Katherine Lambert and Christiane Robbins, as well as other speakers. <br></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150022238/future-aleppo-syrian-boy-builds-model-of-his-hometown-now-on-display-in-los-angeles Future Aleppo: Syrian boy builds model of his hometown, now on display in Los Angeles Alexander Walter 2017-08-11T09:00:00-04:00 >2017-08-10T21:24:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f3/f39b802fb6c58eeecee8191a903d7a9c.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A Syrian boy hand-built a model of what his hometown might look like after the country&rsquo;s civil war, and now &ldquo;Future Aleppo&rdquo; is on display in Los Angeles. [...] As he watched his city get demolished, Mohammed carefully crafted his vision for a future Aleppo using paper, wood, colored pencils, and glue. He lovingly recreated destroyed landmarks, like the medieval Citadel and his favorite park, and added imaginary, forward-looking buildings and design features [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"While much of his model was destroyed when Mohammed and his family fled to Turkey, the surviving portion was brought to the U.S. by Alex Kalman, founder of Mmuseumm, a pop-up gallery in Manhattan."</em></p> <p>KCRW's Design &amp; Architecture host, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/105047/frances-anderton" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frances Anderton</a>, talks to Kalman about the model's adventurous journey from <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/484000/aleppo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aleppo</a> via Turkey to New York and how Mohammed's story represents both "the worst in humanity, as well as the best in humanity."</p> <p>Anderton also interviews young Syrian architect&nbsp;Marwa Al-Sabouni (<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945094/syrian-architect-talks-about-the-past-and-future-of-her-destroyed-hometown-of-homs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previously on Archinect</a>), who's hometown Homs &mdash; the country's third largest city &mdash; suffered immense destruction and human suffering. Her book&nbsp;<em>The Battle for Home: The Vision of a Young Architect in Syria</em> will be out in September.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150021484/geek-out-to-the-architectural-drawings-used-in-classic-sci-fi-anime-in-this-london-exhibition Geek out to the architectural drawings used in classic sci-fi anime in this London exhibition Justine Testado 2017-08-07T15:45:00-04:00 >2017-08-07T15:45:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fj/fjib7u8q175a02yd.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Each of the settings on display in the exhibit capture that promise of the future balanced with the starkness of reality. The settings also celebrate a disappearing craft&mdash;hand-drawn animation. The anime industry long resisted the shift to computer-generated art that took hold in the West starting in the 1990s, but as technology has advanced, fewer and fewer artists practice the craft traditionally, making the art on display especially striking.</p></em><br /><br /><p>London's House of Illustration is currently displaying &ldquo;Anime Architecture: Backgrounds of Japan&rdquo;, an exhibition that showcases over 100 of the intricate paintings and drawings used in the production of iconic dystopian anime films like &ldquo;Ghost in the Shell&rdquo; and &ldquo;Akira&rdquo;.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150021025/clocks-and-clouds-the-architecture-of-escher-gunewardena Clocks and Clouds, The Architecture of Escher GuneWardena Orhan Ayyüce 2017-08-04T13:03:00-04:00 >2017-08-04T14:49:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ke/ke6vipup9m0ii78u.jpg" width="650" height="744" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The title Clocks and Clouds comes from philosopher Karl Popper&rsquo;s essay on rationality and freedom, but also describes the dreamy precision, the spirit, and the material of Escher GuneWardena&rsquo;s art.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A gem of an exhibition by Escher GuneWardena whose work meticulously navigates architecture, art and design. The quietly original and meaningful architecture of the firm can be classified as timeless and critical, alluding to philosophy of Karl Popper. The work reflects the best tenets of modern architecture and the geographical particularities of Los Angeles. Not to be missed if you are in Southern California. Curated by Lilian Pfaff and Jocelyn Gibbs, the show runs until&nbsp;Sunday, August 20, 2017.&nbsp;</p> <p>The exhibition also features a new book on architects' work, 'Clocks and Clouds, Architecture of Escher GuneWardena.' Edited by Lilian&nbsp;Pfaff, featuring essays by Martino Stierli, Barbara Lamprecht, Nicholas Olsberg, Mimi Zeiger and Paulette Singley. Available <a href="https://www.degruyter.com/view/product/479871" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150017658/moscow-s-new-avant-garde-museum-opens-to-the-public Moscow's new Avant-Garde Museum opens to the public Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-14T17:22:00-04:00 >2017-07-15T06:25:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h1/h15ydhfohrznhwqr.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As government officials in Moscow earmark Constructivist buildings for demolition in a massive project to relocate up to 1.6 million of the city&rsquo;s residents, a non-profit museum dedicated to preserving Russia&rsquo;s avant-garde architecture has opened in the Shabolovka neighbourhood.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The new Avant-Garde Museum is located in Na Shabolovke Gallery, which is a part of&nbsp;Khavsko-Shabolovsky housing complex built in the late 1920s by the rationalist Asnova (Association of New Architects). It is part of a district with a rich heritage of early Soviet architecture and design, dominated by the famous hyperboloid Shukhov radio tower. Supported by private grants and volunteers, the museums features photographs, video footage, archaeological fragments, archival materials, blueprints, salvaged interior fittings such as door handle, and tools belonging to the tower's visionary engineer, Vladimir Shukov.&nbsp;</p> <p>"The idea for the space came from the local historian and activist Ilya Malcow, who has spent years collecting artifacts of the area&mdash;many of which are now on show at the museum. The neighborhood is unique, he says, because it was built virtually from scratch after the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 to house workers for the new factories and institutions.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/hn/hntg4a4wbucbwvr4.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/hn/hntg4a4wbucbwvr4.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photo by Olga Alexeyenk...</figcaption></figure> http://archinect.com/news/article/150015254/frank-lloyd-wright-s-shabby-models-and-how-moma-preserved-them Frank Lloyd Wright's shabby models and how MoMA preserved them Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-29T13:21:00-04:00 >2017-06-29T13:22:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/06/06dwm6elasti50ji.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The majority of the models were far from pristine. Architectural maquettes are often only used to quickly communicate an idea; longevity of materials such as chipboard or Plexiglas is rarely a concern. So, when Moody set out to restore the 14 models in MoMA&rsquo;s archive (the museum holds the three-dimensional works of Wright&rsquo;s massive archive), she was faced with missing elements, acidified paper, warping, and discoloration, among other issues.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Exploring lesser-known parts of Wright&rsquo;s 70-year-long career, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/176/moma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA</a>'s new exhibition, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150011099/moma-celebrates-frank-lloyd-wright-s-150th-birthday-with-comprehensive-exhibition-of-his-archives" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive</a> (on view through October 1, 2017) presents projects for an experimental farm and a series of rural school buildings in the segregated South. Besides that, the show also focuses on Wright's models&mdash;often extensively modified by him and largely representative of the architect's thought process and the evolution of his ideas.&ldquo;For him, they were presentation pieces meant to seduce the clients or put them at ease, especially if the designs were avant-garde or difficult to picture on paper,&rdquo; says MoMA conservator Ellen Moody.</p> <p>Analysis of the models also revealed the alterations performed by other stakeholders, including clients and conservators.<figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/0y/0yckr45mrzkucwav.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/0y/0yckr45mrzkucwav.jpg"></a></p> <figcaption>Model for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (Image courtesy of The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives MoMA Avery Architectural &amp; Fine Arts Library, Columbia University)</figcaption></figure></p><p><em>"A model of an early iteration of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/696465/solomon-r-guggenheim-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Solomon...</a></em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150015109/bjarke-ingels-tirpitz-bunker-hill-museum-in-denmark-to-open-on-june-30 Bjarke Ingels' Tirpitz bunker hill​ museum in Denmark to open on June 30 Justine Testado 2017-06-28T18:33:00-04:00 >2017-06-28T18:38:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8a/8a1q5s4lfazqd79g.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The elegant new museum [...] is the antithesis of its hefty, imposing neighbour [the Tirpitz, part of Hitler&rsquo;s Atlantic Wall]. A series of incisions appear in the sand dunes, leading to a hidden, airy square from which the exhibition spaces radiate [...] Visitors embark on a &ldquo;daylight&rdquo; journey and a &ldquo;darkened experience&rdquo; that tell the story of how the tides brought wealth and stability to the area on the one hand, and took lives on the other.&#8203;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, the new&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/86848249/big-s-bl-vand-bunker-museum-to-be-built-in-historic-dune-landscape-in-varde-denmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bl&aring;vand bunker hill museum</a> in Denmark's West Jutland region will be opening to the public on June 30. Integrated into a historic sand dune next to the Nazi-era Tirpitz bunker, the elegant museum is a &ldquo;light antithesis to bunker architecture&rdquo;, BIG describes. The museum will feature three exhibitions designed by Tinker Imagineers that explore both the lighter and darker chapters of the region's history.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150011336/artists-and-researchers-of-seeds-of-time-exhibition-join-forces-to-rethink-approaches-to-sustainability Artists and researchers of “Seeds of Time” exhibition join forces to rethink approaches to sustainability Justine Testado 2017-06-07T17:27:00-04:00 >2017-06-07T17:28:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qz/qzj0uurf1p7utwu2.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Organized into the three &ldquo;zones&rdquo; of Field, Sequence, and Rooms, the exhibition will bring together the minds of artists and designers like Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Yoko Ono, and Olafur Eliasson and researchers such as the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, who will propose solutions and approaches to the ever-pressing issues of environmental and social sustainability.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As Chapter 2 of the <a href="http://shanghai-project.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shanghai Project</a>, the &ldquo;Seeds of Time&rdquo; is a cross-disciplinary exhibition designed by Hong Kong- and Madrid-based <a href="http://www.collective-studio.co/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">COLLECTIVE</a> studio and curated by Dr. Yongwoo Lee and Hans Ulrich Obrist. The exhibition is at&nbsp;the Shanghai Himalayas Museum&nbsp;until July 30.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/jy/jyr1smktcw8p3qir.jpg"><br><em>Photo: Katja Lam / COLLECTIVE.</em></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/un/unf7kqnhvyy67qs4.jpg"><em>&ldquo;We're All Water&rdquo; by Yoko Ono. Photo: Katja Lam / COLLECTIVE.</em></p><p>Read more about it <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5713/rethinking-approaches-to-sustainability-in-the-shanghai-project-s-seeds-of-time-designed-by-collective-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150009400/don-t-miss-neil-denari-s-displaced-buildings-in-aperiodic-city-at-the-t-space-gallery Don't miss Neil Denari's “Displaced Buildings in Aperiodic City” at the ‘T’ Space Gallery Justine Testado 2017-05-25T20:35:00-04:00 >2017-05-26T12:44:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ff/ff1fa6z0c04734xc.jpg" width="650" height="847" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Think you've seen all of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/5135/neil-denari" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neil Denari</a>'s work? Eleven inkjet drawings featuring unbuilt visions by Denari's studio NMDA will be showcased in his &ldquo;Displaced Buildings in Aperiodic City&rdquo; exhibition, opening May 27 at the Steven Holl-designed <a href="http://tspacerhinebeck.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&lsquo;T&rsquo; Space Gallery</a> in Rhinebeck, New York. If you'll be in the area in the coming weeks, it could be worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nmda" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NMDA</a>&nbsp;created the drawings over the past seven years. Ranging from port terminals to museums, each project was originally designed for specific contexts in various cities.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wb/wbycmhxwpe4x6v42.jpg"><em>Image credit:&nbsp;Neil M. Denari Architects.</em></p><p>&ldquo;A number of buildings designed over the last seven years have been displaced from their original context as a life-enhancing act, given that their material lives never began. Designed for specific contexts in various cities, they now occupy peculiar voids in Aperiodic City,&rdquo; Neil Denari writes. &ldquo;In this new context, these buildings take on new meanings, yet they retain all the attributes of their original locations. But the ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150009283/italian-department-store-la-rinascente-commemorated-in-oma-amo-designed-exhibition Italian department store La Rinascente commemorated in OMA/AMO-designed exhibition Nicholas Korody 2017-05-25T12:39:00-04:00 >2017-05-25T12:39:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/le/lemrvdpdhm238b9v.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>La Rinascente, a department store chain headquartered in Milan, has a long and storied history. The descendent of <em>Aux Villes d&rsquo;Italie&mdash;</em>perhaps the first department store in Italy&mdash;the business brought modern shopping into the country. Instead of tailors, shoppers could now see garments on display, turning consumption into the sensory experience we know today.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ef/ef5z1a0soc9efvys.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ku/kuzdyov4516win7u.jpg"></p><p>After the original store closed in the midst of the First World War, it was reborn as &ldquo;La Rinascente&rdquo;, or &ldquo;She who is born again.&rdquo; The name was coined by Gabriele d&rsquo;Annunzio, the revered Italian poet-turned-war hero whose ideas helped influence Italian fascism. The name took on additional significance after the original building burned to the ground on Christmas 1918.</p><p>Now, the department store, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, will be commemorate by an exhibition designed by OMA/AMO. Designed as a series of unfolding sequences, intended to echo the logic of a department store, the exhibition will outline the history of ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004548/the-new-inflatable-moment-at-bsa-space-will-explore-the-role-of-pneumatic-architecture-in-envisioning-utopia 'The New Inflatable Moment' at BSA Space will explore the role of pneumatic architecture in envisioning utopia Nicholas Korody 2017-04-25T12:21:00-04:00 >2017-04-27T21:24:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x7/x7k2iflhh0bdnclu.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Pneumatic architecture&mdash;aka inflatables&mdash;have been a mainstay of avant-garde and experimental architecture for decades. Back in the &rsquo;60s, figures like Buckminster Fuller and Frei Otto, alongside radical practices like Haus-Rucker-Co, Utopia and Ant Farm, pioneered the use of these structures. They&rsquo;ve also been used by more mainstream studios, from <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106441/diller-scofidio-renfro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diller Scofidio + Renfro</a> to <a href="http://archinect.com/grimshaw" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grimshaw</a>.</p><p>Now, they&rsquo;re the subject of an exhibition at BSA Space in Boston. Entitled <em>The New Inflatable Moment</em>, the exhibition, which opens on May 3, &ldquo;will explore inflatable structures used in architecture, art, and engineering since the emergence of the hot air balloon,&rdquo; with a particular focus on their role in &ldquo;envisioning utopia.&rdquo;</p><p>The exhibition is inspired by a recently-released book, <em>The Inflatable Moment: Pneumatics and Protest in &rsquo;68. </em>It looks at renewed interest in the architectural media within this historical context.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;With this exhibition, we revisit the moment of the 1960s explored by Dessauce to sugges...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003492/the-best-uk-and-international-architects-and-researchers-gather-for-vision-2017 The best UK and international architects and researchers gather for Vision 2017 Sponsor 2017-04-19T04:00:00-04:00 >2017-04-18T13:14:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/51/516fce89bifbneuv.jpg" width="650" height="460" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.visionlondon.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/71/71e661hbqtc76c68.png"></a><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.visionlondon.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vision 2017</a>.</strong></em><p>Aimed at architects, designers, specifiers and their clients, Vision 2017 provides an international focus for innovative products and building solutions, bringing together some of the best designs and leading figures from across Western Europe. &nbsp;Across two days in June, the CPD-certified show will host the best and brightest from established practices and start-ups, with new ideas and technological innovation at the heart of the event.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/54/54cao55nxpjpat9t.jpg"><br><em>Vision 2017 Speaker Studio Saxe Canopia</em></p><p>All the talks and presentations at Vision will take place under the umbrella topics: Materials Innovations, Technological Insight and Architectural &amp; Design Evolution. This framework will help delegates rethink the built environment and the manner in which we can shape places and spaces. Speakers have been sourced from the best practices in the country and around the world, both small and large. Caroline Bos of UNStudio will talk about their research into the circular eco...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002545/2017-julius-shulman-photography-awardee-todd-eberle-to-exhibit-his-portraits-of-architecture-s-icons-at-wuho-gallery 2017 Julius Shulman Photography Awardee Todd Eberle to exhibit his portraits of architecture's icons at WUHO Gallery Justine Testado 2017-04-11T17:28:00-04:00 >2017-04-11T17:39:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/de/de5qv3o5uv8p3b04.jpg" width="650" height="520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Known for portraying a &ldquo;clean and analytical minimalist aesthetic&rdquo; in his work, New York-based photographer Todd Eberle has captured sharp, personable portraits of architectural icons like David Adjaye, Rem Koolhaas, Frank Gehry, Phyllis Lambert, and Philip Johnson...Most recently, Woodbury University's Julius Shulman Institute bestowed its prestigious JSI Excellence in Photography Award to Todd Eberle for 2017.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Todd Eberle will be presented with the JSI Photography Award on May 4, during opening night of his <a href="http://bustler.net/events/9273/julius-shulman-institute-presents-todd-eberle-empire-of-space" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Empire of Space&rdquo; exhibition</a> at the WUHO Gallery.&nbsp;Previous recipients of the award include James Welling, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122049433/h-l-ne-binet-celebrates-first-u-s-exhibit-at-wuho-with-the-2015-julius-shulman-institute-photography-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">H&eacute;l&egrave;ne Binet</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95969942/grant-mudford-to-receive-2014-julius-shulman-institute-excellence-in-photography-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grant Mudford</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136902980/pedro-e-guerrero-spotlighted-in-latest-episode-of-pbs-american-masters-premiering-sept-18" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pedro E. Guererro</a>, Catherine Opie, Richard Barnes, and Iwan Baan.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/91/91s0b4oyu8zvpim4.jpg"><em>Julius Shulman, Kaufmann House, Palm Springs, CA, July 2003. Photo &copy;2017 Todd Eberle.</em></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/y3/y3n2ww3c5pkgq0le.jpg"><em>David Adjaye in Length x Width x Height (2004), London, October 2004. Photo &copy;2017 Todd Eberle.</em></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/dm/dm127sj3w5vdunt7.jpg"><em>Frank Gehry in his sculpture &ldquo;A Study, 1999&rdquo;, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA, March 1999. Photo &copy;2017 Todd Eberle.</em></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/19/192xk3437mqt3vfp.jpg"><em>Rem Koolhaas and client, Jean Fran&ccedil;ois Lemoine, Maison &aacute; Bordeaux, May 1998. Photo &copy;2017 Todd Eberle.</em></p><p>Check out more of Eberle's work <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5569/todd-eberle-to-receive-2017-julius-shulman-institute-photography-excellence-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149997439/how-esther-mccoy-s-writings-connected-mexican-and-la-design-in-this-museo-jumex-exhibition How Esther McCoy's writings connected Mexican and LA design in this Museo Jumex exhibition Justine Testado 2017-03-15T17:02:00-04:00 >2017-03-15T17:07:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yn/ynktfvpqvci12w3b.jpg" width="650" height="656" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Esther McCoy is best known as the architecture writer who helped shape the story of Modernism in Los Angeles. Less known is the nearly year-long period she spent in Mexico in 1951. During this time, she wrote about key architectural developments in the country... &ldquo;The [&ldquo;Passersby 02: Esther McCoy&rdquo; exhibition] presents [McCoy] as this kind of bridge,&rdquo; says Esparza, &ldquo;from L.A. to Mexico and from Mexico to L.A.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Architecture historian and critic Esther McCoy is the spotlight of a micro-exhibition called&nbsp;<a href="https://www.fundacionjumex.org/en/exposiciones/83-pasajeros-02-esther-mccoy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Passersby 02: Esther McCoy&rdquo;</a>, which closes this Sunday at&nbsp;Museo Jumex. The exhibition investigates how McCoy's&nbsp;writings on key architectural developments in Mexico during her extended stay in 1951 had an influence on the architectural styles that developed in Los Angeles. It explores the exchange of ideas and references between&nbsp;Mexico and Los Angeles, and how McCoy became an important connection between the two places.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149993796/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-installations-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Installations" Pinterest Board Archinect 2017-02-24T18:26:00-05:00 >2017-06-30T10:31:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t0/t04kex1fc127tjck.jpg" width="650" height="649" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/installations/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Installations</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nm/nmkir5heket94y9k.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/variableprojects/project/glimmer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glimmer</a> in San Francisco, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/variableprojects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Variable Projects</a>; Photo: Joseph Chang, Adam Marcus</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zv/zvjnld39cwt4c2wh.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/desaichia/project/luminous-depths" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luminous Depths</a> in Singapore by <a href="http://archinect.com/desaichia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Desai Chia Architecture</a>; Photo: Desai Chia Architecture, Sandy Wong, Issa Weng</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z1/z1jrb7365owfn1ib.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/intotheloop/project/stik-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">STIK Pavilion</a> in Tokyo, Japan by <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/28188564/university-of-tokyo-g30-architecture-and-urbanism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Tokyo</a> Digital Fabrication Lab (<a href="http://archinect.com/intotheloop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kevin Clement</a>, Project Manager, Design Lead)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zi/ziexki9p9fikr4rk.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/softlab/project/behance" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Behance</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/softlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOFTlab</a>; Photo: Alan Tansey</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a5/a5nbjygth8yoxd33.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/dsgnagnc/project/sandboxing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANDBOXING</a> in Dallas, TX by <a href="http://archinect.com/dsgnagnc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DSGN AGNC</a> (<a href="http://archinect.com/quilian" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Quilian Riano</a>, Designer), New Cities Future Ruins (Gavin Kroeber, Curator), Ash Studio (Fabrication)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wj/wjnnlmhzvm0uyxo9.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/mattiapacorizzi/project/taumascopio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taumascopio</a> in Zingst, Germany by <a href="http://archinect.com/mattiapacorizzi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mattia Paco Rizzi</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j2/j2m9uojzublssggx.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/theverymany/project/under-magnitude" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Under Magnitude</a> in Orlando, FL by <a href="http://archinect.com/theverymany" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MARC FORNES / THEVER...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149989727/at-age-90-phyllis-lambert-looks-back-on-her-career-in-cca-exhibition At age 90, Phyllis Lambert looks back on her career in CCA exhibition Justine Testado 2017-02-01T18:30:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T21:26:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j8/j81j4isskosjjkse.jpg" width="650" height="519" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Phyllis Lambert is 90 years strong, and the impact she has made in architecture in the last six decades still resonates to this day. While her influence in architecture is well known, what is Lambert's perspective on her own career? In celebration of her 90th birthday that was on January 24, the CCA in Montreal is currently exhibiting &ldquo;Phyllis Lambert: 75 Years at Work&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Curated by the <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/46248430/canadian-centre-for-architecture-cca" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CCA</a> Founding Director Emeritus herself, the exhibition highlights milestones like the early days in her career, her iconic role as Director of Planning of the Seagram Building, to her conservation and restoration projects in her native Montreal and abroad.&nbsp;</p><p>Find out more <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5440/don-t-miss-phyllis-lambert-75-years-at-work-currently-at-the-canadian-centre-for-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986963/yvonne-farrell-and-shelley-mcnamara-to-curate-2018-venice-biennale Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara to curate 2018 Venice Biennale Justine Testado 2017-01-17T13:31:00-05:00 >2017-01-19T19:41:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7t/7txc9gl8yb6wt0mq.jpg" width="650" height="813" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Board of the Venice Architecture Biennale appointed <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/12595/grafton-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grafton Architects</a> co-founders&nbsp;Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara yesterday as the curators of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, which will take place May 26 to November 25 in 2018.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4f/4f6ef8zwbwz9nzev.jpg"><br><em>UTEC campus in Lima, designed by Grafton Architects.</em></p><p>The Venice Biennale is familiar ground to Farrell and McNamara, who participated in the Biennale in 2002 and won the Silver Lion in 2012, where they presented their project for the UTEC campus in Lima &mdash; the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980020/grafton-architects-utec-vertical-campus-wins-inaugural-riba-international-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">winner of the inaugural RIBA International Prize</a>. Grafton Architects was represented at the 2016 Biennale under the title, &ldquo;The Physics of Culture&rdquo;.</p><p>Farrell and McNamara will continue to address similar humanitarian themes set forth in Alejandro Aravena's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/611511/venice-biennale-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Reporting from the Front&rdquo;</a> last year.&nbsp;President Paolo Baratta, chair of the Board of the Venice Biennale, released the following statement on their appointment:</p><p>&ldquo;The Exhibition curated by Alejandro Aravena offered visitors a critica...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149983251/complexity-and-convention-an-exhibition-curated-by-greg-lynn-to-open-at-the-yale-school-of-architecture "Complexity and Convention", an exhibition curated by Greg Lynn, to open at the Yale School of Architecture Nicholas Korody 2016-12-19T12:37:00-05:00 >2016-12-21T23:22:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s3/s3lrloxqwnt2hojr.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Opening on Thursday, January 12 at the Yale School of Architecture in New Haven, &ldquo;Archaeology of the Digital: Complexity and Convention&rdquo; is a new exhibition that considers the integration of digital technologies in architecture practice during the 1990s and 2000s. The exhibition, which is curated by Greg Lynn, is the third and final exhibition of the &ldquo;Archaeology of the Digital&rdquo; series organized by the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA). The series highlights 25 seminal projects while considering the preservation challenges posed by digital archives.</p><p>Unlike the first two exhibitions, &ldquo;Complexity and Convention&rdquo; looks at similarities, rather than distinctions, in the approaches of various projects. The exhibition is divided into five themes: high fidelity 3D, structure/cladding, data, photorealism, and topography/topology.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nd/ndgfumuz8zyagjas.jpg"></p><p>Projects featured in the exhibition include:</p><p><em>Erasmus Bridge (Rotterdam, The Netherlands; 1990-1996) by Van Berkel &amp; Bos Architects; Chemnitz Stadium (Chemnitz, Ge...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980926/new-territories-projects-forward-in-its-retrospective-at-the-frac-centre-in-val-de-loire-france New-Territories projects forward in its "retrospective" at the FRAC Centre in Val de Loire, France Nicholas Korody 2016-11-30T20:00:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T20:27:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/09/09tbe7fnrqce9lb5.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>"Architects corrupt discourse, manipulate competition, make morality their banner and social responsibilities into an amulet or agit-prop," writes <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/655727/new-territories" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New-Territories</a>, the constantly-mutating Bangkok-based, French-born architecture studio, previously known as <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/14321/r-sie" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">R&amp;Sie</a> and elsewhere as M4 (MindMachineMakingMyths). &ldquo;They live and breathe the profound hypocrisy of human nature, with which they are consubstantial. Space is their playground, their control and coercion lever."</p><p>Deferring the authorial power assumed by architects stands as a central concern for New-Territories, which is integrally associated with the architect Fran&ccedil;ois Roche (despite his best efforts). Founded in 1993, New-Territories is officially &ldquo;headed&rdquo; by the &ldquo;Avatar&rdquo;, a digitally-generated androgynous figure, who tethers together a practice that is more fragmented than unitary. The &ldquo;Avatar&rdquo; also stands-in for a diverse roster of collaborators, including the artists Pierre Huyghe and Camille Lacadee. It is therefore a strange ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149977308/step-inside-the-first-u-s-exhibition-of-pierre-chareau-co-architect-of-the-maison-de-verre Step inside the first U.S. exhibition of Pierre Chareau, co-architect of the Maison de Verre Justine Testado 2016-11-08T13:01:00-05:00 >2016-11-11T20:32:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u1/u1xa9b65koxhfp71.jpg" width="650" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Pierre Chareau was a French architect and designer best known for the groundbreaking Maison de Verre in Paris that he designed with Dutch architect Bernard Bijvoet. However, Chareau's diverse body of work has received hardly any exposure in the U.S. Thanks to a collaboration between <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106441/diller-scofidio-renfro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diller Scofidio + Renfro</a> and the Jewish Museum in New York City, Chareau's work made its U.S. debut last Friday in the exhibition, &ldquo;Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design&rdquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lf/lf5uh156ltls78e6.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v8/v8z6tgsz6fgywduc.jpg"><em>Pierre Chareau and Bernard Bijvoet, Maison de Verre, 1928-1932.</em></p><p>After Chareau fled Paris from German occupation during World War II, his own designs and his vast art collection were scattered when he sold them, as he tried to rebuild his career in New York. The exhibition attempts to piece together parts of Chareau's life and works during those trying times, while integrating in-vogue media and technology that can appeal to today's broader audience.</p><p>The exhibition still dedicates much of itself to Chareau's seminal work, the Mais...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149976710/john-southern-unpacks-the-role-of-the-skyscraper-in-the-21st-century-city-at-a-new-exhibition-at-jai-jai-gallery John Southern unpacks the role of the skyscraper in the 21st century city at a new exhibition at Jai & Jai Gallery Nicholas Korody 2016-11-03T17:57:00-04:00 >2016-11-07T23:43:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9n/9n9454wuuimd6v6i.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In the public imaginary, skyscrapers represent something like the pinnacle of architecture. Cities compete to have the tallest. The most iconic become keychains. Tourists wait for hours&mdash;and forfeit cash&mdash;to climb to their tops. But according to <a href="http://archinect.com/drowninginculture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Southern</a> of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/people/52674846/urban-operations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban Operations</a>, there is something deeply sinister about the skyscraper and its role in the contemporary city.</p><p>&ldquo;If the early modernist skyscraper proposals of Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe were attempts at utopian urbanity and aesthetic prowess, then today&rsquo;s towers reflect a darker, more nihilistic attitude toward spatial democracy,&rdquo; writes Southern in a text accompanying his new exhibit <em>Hot on the Heels of Love: Sensational Speculations</em>, which opens this Saturday at <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/620593/jai-jai-gallery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jai &amp; Jai Gallery</a> in Los Angeles.</p><p>&ldquo;Packed with every experience and function, and produced in almost every shape and material finish imaginable, the contemporary skyscraper has become a disaffected breeding ground for neoliberal proposals, which reject the op...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965812/zaha-hadid-show-coming-to-serpentine-sackler-gallery-this-winter 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cs/cs0xz7438lhoi6up.jpg" 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="http://archinect.com/news/article/149948008/zaha-hadid-s-repertoire-is-a-stunning-display-in-venice-s-palazzo-franchetti" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid's repertoire is a stunning display in Venice's Palazzo Franchetti</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938973/celebrate-zaha-hadid-s-life-at-the-serpentine-sackler-gallery-on-april-8th" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Celebrate Zaha Hadid's life at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery on April 8th</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941758/zha-after-zaha-patrik-schumacher-on-zaha-and-what-s-next-for-the-firm-on-archinect-sessions-61" 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="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's weekly event picks</a> keep you up to date.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963975/shl-s-shanghai-cloud-pavilion-is-a-stunning-glass-and-steel-extrusion-of-a-cartoon-cloud 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sm/sm5aitctz551fb2j.jpg" 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="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/851/schmidt-hammer-lassen-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SHL</a>'s new Cloud Pavilion is the permanent version of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85236176/the-cloud-pavilion-by-schmidt-hammer-lassen-architects-opens-at-shanghai-west-bund-biennial" 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1r/1rxwd6xono0qg18g.jpg"></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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/oh/oh1hfafuqqueqlrb.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2z/2zjomo8s4ki6q6do.jpg"></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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bq/bqkb4t2uogqb7zxf.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u7/u78uimird4q7g5em.jpg"></p><p>Here's a video showing the Pavilion and the context of its site:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963669/examining-the-international-airport-species-from-in-the-unlikely-event 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8n/8nrog6isi2nle6hx.jpg" 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/58/58ptuaiytlkzxljj.jpg"><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="http://bustler.net/news/5085/in-the-unlikely-event-examines-the-international-airport-species" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962954/v-a-s-main-shop-to-be-remodelled-by-friend-and-company-architects-with-millimetre-and-ra-projects 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dn/dng0o4uxj92s71a0.jpg" 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wy/wydq7d2rqqn17mdn.jpg"></p><p>Read more recent project updates and news in London here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149962731/nex-architecture-get-approval-for-new-restaurant-on-cadogan-estate-in-west-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nex-Architecture get approval for new restaurant on C...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960017/median-an-urbanism-exhibition-from-the-most-privileged-and-uninhabitable-location-in-los-angeles-the-middle-of-the-road MEDIAN: an urbanism exhibition from "the most privileged and uninhabitable location in Los Angeles—the middle of the road." Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-26T18:28:00-04:00 >2016-08-02T01:34:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wa/wafxtk2ald9610yt.jpg" 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="http://archinect.com/schools/event/920/median-an-experimental-moving-image-installation-opens-at-wuho-gallery-in-hollywood-on-july-14/149957252" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>. WUHO Gallery is open Friday, Saturday and Sundays, noon to 5pm.&nbsp;The exhibition is presented by LA Forum.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958454/how-artists-curators-and-architects-define-a-great-museum How artists, curators and architects define a great museum Alexander Walter 2016-07-18T14:18:00-04:00 >2016-07-24T22:46:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rp/rpkelwrq9iskeu51.jpg" 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="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943339/archinect-s-critical-round-up-of-sn-hetta-s-sfmoma-addition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's critical round-up of Sn&oslash;hetta's SFMOMA addition</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953533/oma-s-pierre-lassonde-pavilion-in-quebec-will-finally-open-tomorrow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA's Pierre Lassonde Pavilion in Quebec will finally open tomorrow</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946793/first-look-inside-tate-modern-s-new-extension" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First look inside Tate Modern's new Extension</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956241/arcsoc-university-of-cambridge-summer-exhibition ArcSoc (University of Cambridge) Summer Exhibition Anna Jenkin 2016-07-07T01:36:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T14:28:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jo/jou3u3zs6art40m9.jpg" 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> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952270/zaha-hadid-transforms-zurich-gallery-in-homage-to-artist-kurt-schwitters 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ig/igny7ikc64x24vak.jpg" 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 exhibition...is the late architect's homage to Kurt Schwitters' famous Merzbau.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ev/evx2euq1tfvkxeve.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fi/fi5n1mn0ezm67pzk.jpg"></p><p>See more photos of the exhibition <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4960/zaha-hadid-pays-homage-to-artist-kurt-schwitters-in-his-new-zurich-retrospective" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149948008/zaha-hadid-s-repertoire-is-a-stunning-display-in-venice-s-palazzo-franchetti" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid's repertoire is a stunning display in Venice's Palazzo Franchetti</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149949638/one-of-the-late-dame-zaha-hadid-s-final-designs-will-be-built-in-west-chelsea" 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="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947436/inside-the-zaha-hadid-designed-50-million-high-line-penthouse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inside the Zaha Hadid-designed $50 million High Line penthouse</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149951976/ove-arup-celebrated-with-new-show-at-the-v-a 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kg/kgn225v5o5aqprqn.jpg" 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="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149951669/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This week's picks for London architecture and design events</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149950809/museum-of-london-design-shortlist-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of London design shortlist revealed</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149950671/author-of-interactive-architecture-on-the-built-environment-in-the-age-of-ubiquitous-computing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Author of 'Interactive Architecture' on the built environment in the age of ubiquitous computing</a></li></ul>