Archinect - News 2016-05-02T06:42:42-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149940809/the-enduring-influence-of-playboy-architecture The enduring influence of "Playboy Architecture" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-14T20:25:00-04:00 >2016-04-14T20:38:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wz/wzo6hgidkh8ipfiv.jpg" width="514" height="343" 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="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940489/open-call-for-submissions-sex-aware-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our current editorial theme, Sex Aware Design</a>. Click <a href="http://arcnct.co/sex-submit" 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="http://archinect.com/news/article/87448147/do-these-buildings-turn-you-on-the-psychology-of-curvy-architecture" 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="http://archinect.com/news/article/76192886/building-for-a-better-sex-life" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Building for a better Sex Life</a></li><li><a title="Design Crime: An Office Shaped Like Lady Parts" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/22026824/design-crime-an-office-shaped-like-lady-parts" 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="http://archinect.com/news/article/102553042/us-student-is-rescued-from-giant-vagina-sculpture-in-germany" 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="http://archinect.com/news/article/87214571/penis-church-vagina-stadium-can-genital-shaped-architecture-really-be-accidental" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Penis church, vagina stadium: Can genital-shaped architecture really be accidental?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937900/india-on-the-brink-what-s-in-store-for-the-country-s-architectural-future 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r5/r57amtklrjakybx7.jpg" width="514" height="343" 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g9/g9zh8q0ofidopq02.jpg"></p><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stateofarchitecture.in/" 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="http://www.udri.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban Design Research Institute</a>&nbsp;(UDRI), ran throu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149935855/the-design-museum-s-new-home-to-open-this-november-in-kensington 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/da/dae72b29b1d68aedaeaa9ed8f89c7095.jpg" width="514" height="367" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/147822216/the-designs-of-allied-works-a-counter-proposal-to-the-age-of-instant-image-making 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/23/238c5c4162ebb023dfde77ad9a237087.jpg" width="514" height="384" 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="http://archinect.com/news/article/114114885/clemson-scraps-its-modern-building-plan" 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="http://archinect.com/news/article/105020838/charleston-groups-sue-over-approval-of-clemson-architecture-center-s-proposed-design" 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="http://archinect.com/news/article/59031955/new-clemson-university-architecture-building-set-to-test-charleston-s-limits-on-context" 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="http://archinect.com/news/article/35781589/architect-brad-cloepfil-on-architecture-design-in-portland-and-allied-works-first-creative-phase" 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="http://archinect.com/news/article/10847279/allied-works-architecture-unveils-design-of-new-national-music-centre-in-calgary" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Allied Works Architecture unveils design of new National Music Centre in Calgary</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147424671/creations-from-catastrophes Creations from Catastrophes Nam Henderson 2016-02-05T13:50:00-05:00 >2016-02-09T08:56:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5t/5tdt2g7m697zaqnh.jpg" width="514" height="289" 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="https://www.architecture.com/Explore/ExhibitionsandEvents/CreationFromCatastrophe/CreationFromCatastrophe.aspx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Creation from Catastrophe</a>, at the Royal Institute of British Architects.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146585321/architecture-of-life-exhibition-marks-opening-of-ds-r-designed-new-berkeley-art-museum-next-week '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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fp/fpd519t1bo90cnx1.jpg" width="514" height="424" 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8c/8c7h7khh3u0p2stv.jpg"></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="http://archinect.com/news/article/130732430/ds-r-s-new-berkeley-art-museum-gets-opening-date" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DS+R's new Berkeley Art Museum gets opening date</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146286839/the-haves-and-the-have-nots-digesting-the-most-important-news-of-the-week-that-was-on-archinect-sessions-49 "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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5w/5w4ofmke0u5la46f.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As last week's episode was taken up by <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145730933/making-a-pritzker-laureate-martha-thorne-executive-director-of-the-pritzker-architecture-prize-gives-us-an-inside-look-at-the-prestigious-award-on-archinect-sessions-48" 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="http://archinect.com/news/article/146052779/it-s-about-recognizing-someone-as-existing-photo-exhibit-depicts-l-a-s-homelessness-crisis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">photo exhibition on homelessness at USC</a> (which closes tomorrow!); the Treasury Department's controversial new practice of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146032640/u-s-to-start-tracking-secret-buyers-of-luxury-real-estate" 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="http://archinect.com/news/article/146052786/rupert-murdoch-suddenly-pulls-out-of-2-world-trade-center-deal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rupert Murdoch has pulled out</a>; the demolition of yet another <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145825751/too-old-to-be-hip-but-too-young-to-be-venerated-say-good-bye-to-the-brutalist-fogarty-building-in-downtown-providence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">not-beloved-enough Brutalist building</a>; the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145806465/the-u-s-just-got-4-billion-to-spend-on-self-driving-cars" 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="http://archinect.com/news/article/146053608/did-kengo-kuma-copy-elements-of-zaha-hadid-s-tokyo-olympic-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">copying their design</a>, while <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145735758/tokyo-olympics-refusing-to-pay-zaha-hadid-for-work-on-the-national-stadium" 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="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "The Haves and the Hav...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146052779/it-s-about-recognizing-someone-as-existing-photo-exhibit-depicts-l-a-s-homelessness-crisis "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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xk/xkl4tedldg80e9sq.jpg" width="514" height="257" 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="http://archinect.com/features/article/146054413/to-each-their-own-home-a-peek-into-the-home-less-exhibition-at-usc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</strong></p><p>More about homelessness in L.A.:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144421098/la-s-freeway-system-is-becoming-an-increasingly-crowded-neighborhood-for-the-city-s-homeless" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA's freeway system is becoming an increasingly crowded 'neighborhood' for the city's homeless</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124832288/low-income-housing-in-los-angeles-a-look-at-the-past-present-and-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Low-income housing in Los Angeles: A look at the past, present and future</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137260707/los-angeles-to-declare-homelessness-in-the-city-an-emergency-and-pledge-100-million" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles to declare homelessness in the city an 'emergency' and pledge $100 million</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128653102/in-los-angeles-homelessness-is-becoming-more-visible" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Los Angeles, homelessness is becoming more visible</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/143134443/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-installations-pinterest-board 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z3/z3vd6v6hqp7cm5ma.jpg" width="514" height="368" 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/az/azlko6cajvv211zm.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/97651404/stack/135752735" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stack</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/FreelandBuck" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FreelandBuck</a>; Fabrication, assembly, and installation:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/kenmishima" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ken Mishima</a> &amp; Juan Lau</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/25/25vkqzb4f7rn3hov.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/22604145/pleated-inflation/142435160" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pleated Inflation</a> in Argel&egrave;s, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22604145/theverymany" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">THEVERYMANY</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q4/q4emqnav50qcddr2.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/p-ar/project/infinity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">INFINITY</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/p-ar" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Platform for Architecture + Research (PAR)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/62/62o8vhg20h2fvudf.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/5685141/digest/82742866" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DIGEST</a> in Detroit, MI by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/5685141/aaron-jones-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AARON JONES ARCHITECTURE</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/aj/ajzadwf6sz9rw2g5.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/87276321/poiana-lui-iocan-bucharest-architecture-festival/87277927" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Poiana lui Iocan @ Bucharest Architecture Festival</a> in Bucharest, Romania by <a href="http://archinect.com/fieldtrip" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Field Trip</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e6/e6uwxh1nihf8cot9.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/135630365/treedom/135631172" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TREEDOM</a> in Budapest, Hungary by <a href="http://archinect.com/atelieryokyok" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atelier YokYok</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tk/tkyljuhp63x8pwwr.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/dddllc/project/blow-x-blow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">blow x blow</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/dddllc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deegan Day Design llc.</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p9/p92fde09hqemt8qg.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/704/kinetic-wall/141731398" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Kinetic Wall" for La Biennale di Venezia/14th International Architecture Exhibition "Fundamentals"</a> in Venice, Italy by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/704/barkow-leibinger" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barkow Leibinger</a>; Photo: ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/142991517/canada-s-2016-venice-biennale-theme-digs-into-the-country-s-influence-in-resource-extraction 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5c/5cd56nqnt0kz6eqb.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Canada's national theme for the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/611513/2016-venice-biennale" 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="http://extraction.ca" 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="http://archinect.com/news/article/100239685/arctic-adaptations-nunavut-at-15-to-represent-canadian-pavilion-at-2014-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Arctic Adaptions: Nunavut at 15</a>" exhibition represented Canada.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e2/e2p4q4k9eb8kfqqr.jpg"></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> http://archinect.com/news/article/142896624/after-over-a-thousand-years-underwater-two-egyptian-cities-will-be-exhibited-at-british-museum 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2h/2hzzbpigd4v78c3c.jpg" width="514" height="308" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/142589277/the-wsj-s-review-of-making-place-the-architecture-of-david-adjaye 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/95/951a82ad1c68ec814eddc92b10caa492.jpg" width="514" height="342" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/141307815/bonus-session-reflections-on-shelter-in-los-angeles 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e3/e3vlsyqvlrpyk0ae.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We're pleased to announce a special bonus episode of <a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a>, featuring a live recording of the closing panel discussion for&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/135460042/finding-shelter-in-los-angeles-housing-chaos" 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> http://archinect.com/news/article/141431404/the-creative-fight-to-save-a-masterpiece-of-lexington-modernism-from-the-wrecking-ball 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3c/3cce3b250df2869278b3065f0da7162e.jpg" width="514" height="243" 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="http://archinect.com/news/article/140806811/only-one-vote-left-before-marina-city-can-become-official-city-landmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Only one vote left before Marina City can become official city landmark</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127711075/l-a-city-council-officially-votes-norms-restaurant-as-historic-and-cultural-landmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">L.A. City Council Officially Votes Norms Restaurant as "Historic and Cultural Landmark"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139956397/has-preservation-become-too-conservative-and-elitist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Has preservation become too conservative and elitist?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/140418226/annabelle-selldorf-collaborates-with-gagosian-gallery-on-francis-bacon-exhibition 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0i/0ibohbs3w2ux03qs.jpg" width="514" height="619" 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="http://archinect.com/news/article/111718628/give-and-take-michael-kimmelman-and-annabelle-selldorf-discuss-architectural-ethics-in-urban-environments" 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="http://archinect.com/news/article/67449323/nyc-landmarks-commission-debates-new-annabelle-selldorf-building" 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="http://archinect.com/news/article/104246956/q-a-annabelle-selldorf-on-the-new-clark-art-institute" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Q&amp;A: Annabelle Selldorf On the New Clark Art Institute</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/140406904/in-anticipation-of-centennial-yale-school-of-architecture-preps-pedagogy-and-place-exhibition In anticipation of centennial, Yale School of Architecture preps "Pedagogy and Place" exhibition Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-11-04T12:36:00-05:00 >2015-11-17T01:33:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d7/d763c206a81f1463a4dd92877b37b06d.jpg" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Pedagogy and Place: Celebrating 100 Years of Architecture Education at Yale&rdquo;... will present YSoA alumni work and archival documents tracing the development of architecture education at Yale and the buildings that have housed the architecture program. [...] An auxiliary installation ... depicts more than 30 architecture schools from around the world to further illuminate the evolution of architecture education and the relationship between pedagogy and place.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The free and public exhibition &ldquo;Pedagogy and Place&rdquo; opens December 3 and is on display through May 7, 2016, located in Yale's Rudolph Hall gallery at 180 York St.</p><p>More news from the Yale School of Architecture:</p><ul><li><a title="Get Lectured: Yale, Fall '15" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138875903/get-lectured-yale-fall-15" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Get Lectured: Yale, Fall '15</a></li><li><a title="Deborah Berke named Dean of Yale School of Architecture, will succeed Robert A.M. Stern in 2016" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137490508/deborah-berke-named-dean-of-yale-school-of-architecture-will-succeed-robert-a-m-stern-in-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deborah Berke named Dean of Yale School of Architecture, will succeed Robert A.M. Stern in 2016</a></li><li><a title="Let's talk about money in architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121582807/let-s-talk-about-money-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Let's talk about money in architecture</a></li><li><a title="Get Lectured: Yale, Spring '15" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118423391/get-lectured-yale-spring-15" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Get Lectured: Yale, Spring '15</a></li><li><a title="Robert A.M. Stern to step down as Dean of Yale School of Architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113360045/robert-a-m-stern-to-step-down-as-dean-of-yale-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert A.M. Stern to step down as Dean of Yale School of Architecture</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/139113943/a-terrible-enjoyable-bloody-business-the-influential-films-of-charles-and-ray-eames A “terrible, enjoyable bloody business”: the influential films of Charles and Ray Eames Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-10-16T18:40:00-04:00 >2015-10-16T18:40:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/44/44gk9d9sysovkizz.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As a new exhibition at the Barbican in London shows, by the mid 1950s [Charles and Ray Eames] were producing films and multimedia presentations that are as much part of their formal and intellectual legacy as their furniture or the glass-walled Eames house itself. [...] the Eameses never conceived of the hundred or so films they made as movies per se, or even as experimental films. &ldquo;They&rsquo;re just attempts to get across an idea,&rdquo; Charles claimed</p></em><br /><br /><p>Watch a select few of the Eames' "hundred or so" films below:</p><p>"House" (1955):</p><p></p><p>"Tops" (1969):</p><p></p><p>"Powers of 10" (1977):</p><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/136185375/in-new-exhibition-sir-peter-cook-reflects-on-architecture-s-possibilities In new exhibition, Sir Peter Cook reflects on architecture's possibilities Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-09-08T12:42:00-04:00 >2015-09-08T12:42:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/41/41e681b9045ffe8b2f5a4cbf1fc3835e.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Cook&rsquo;s artwork of over four decades is being exhibited for the first time in India. [...] &ldquo;I want to make it uncomfortable &mdash; for the philistine, for the boring architect, for the person who wants his building to be predictable,&rdquo; says Cook [...] &ldquo;Architecture is what you do with the potential of life.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/134648866/banksy-about-to-open-dismaland-pop-up-exhibition-in-british-seaside-resort Banksy about to open "Dismaland" pop-up exhibition in British seaside resort Alexander Walter 2015-08-19T15:31:00-04:00 >2015-08-28T10:35:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/37/37adccdf2ff5827a65cee1a6d46ec1e3.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rumors have been circulating around the internet for a few days, but later this week Banksy is now set to open a new pop-up exhibition entitled "Dismaland" at in Weston-Super-Mare, UK. The venue is called "Tropicana", a 10,200-square-foot site to be transformed into "Dismaland", a probable attack on American entertainment giant Disney. [...] As usual with Banksy, the details are very scarce, but earlier this morning Iain Brimecome and Jon Goff were able to fly their drone above the site [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hs/hsaza230fpzcpunw.jpg"></p><p><em>Another aerial view of "Dismaland," expected to open later this week. Photo:&nbsp;Iain Brimecome &amp; Jon Goff, image via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.streetartnews.net/2015/08/upcoming-banksy-dismaland-pop-up.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">streetartnews.net</a>.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tx/tx4kicqd45rp9onc.jpg"></p><p><em>Photo via <a href="https://twitter.com/francisclarke/status/364418057893990400/photo/1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@francisclarke</a> on Twitter.</em></p><p>Banksy in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122663096/after-banksy-the-parkour-guide-to-gaza" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">After Banksy: the parkour guide to Gaza</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98265346/an-interview-with-man-behind-the-stealing-banksy-auction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An interview with man behind the &ldquo;Stealing Banksy?&rdquo; auction</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85165399/banksy-s-unpublished-nyt-op-ed-declares-new-wtc-is-the-biggest-eyesore-in-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Banksy's unpublished NYT op-ed declares new WTC is the biggest eyesore in New York</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/134199282/chicago-architecture-biennial-finalizes-list-of-participants Chicago Architecture Biennial finalizes list of participants Justine Testado 2015-08-13T18:59:00-04:00 >2015-08-16T12:17:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7p/7pstlma5pot1kbbi.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With a little under two months left until the big opening weekend in October, the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/465082/chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a> rounded up a final list of over 100 established and up-and-coming architects, designers, and artists in the contemporary scene. Since the initial roster was announced <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125277951/chicago-architecture-biennial-participants-announced" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">back in April</a>, approximately 40 firms were added by Biennale Co-Artistic Directors <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128711733/sarah-herda-co-director-of-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-on-establishing-the-city-as-the-site" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sarah Herda</a> and Joseph Grima alongside a notable advisory committee comprising David Adjaye, Elizabeth Diller, Jeanne Gang, Frank Gehry, Sylvia Lavin, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Lord Peter Palumbo, and Stanley Tigerman.</p><p>The participants, who represent more than 30 countries, were chosen following intensive research into contemporary architectural practices and issues around the world. The selection committee made visits to multiple cities including Beijing, Cape Town, Mexico City, and more.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/br/brqimcfemoakb6e0.jpg"></p><p><strong>And now, the final CAB line-up:</strong></p><p>Al Borde (Quito, Ecuador)</p><p>all(zone) (Bangkok, Thailand)</p><p>Andreas Angelidakis (Athens, Greece)</p><p>Andr&eacute;s Jaque / Office for P...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133121876/sculptor-larry-bell-s-influence-on-frank-gehry Sculptor Larry Bell's influence on Frank Gehry Alexander Walter 2015-07-30T18:34:00-04:00 >2015-08-08T21:55:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/03/036342ivi88en1wi.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architect Frank Gehry has often talked about the influence artists have had on his building designs. [...] An early work from the 1960s by sculptor Larry Bell in the Frank Lloyd show offers a partial template for a Gehry design built three decades ago in Toluca Lake. Gehry's World Savings and Loan branch at Riverside Drive and Mariota Avenue is a sky-lighted, one-story hall framed by tall facades out front and in the back, as if a full second story had been planned but never built.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/131872214/selgascano-design-pavilion-for-africa-in-denmark SelgasCano design pavilion for Africa in Denmark Alexander Walter 2015-07-14T13:37:00-04:00 >2016-02-11T11:08:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x8/x8hf4fecdg99vf38.jpg" width="514" height="277" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hot young Spanish architects Jos&eacute; Selgas and Luc&iacute;a Cano of SelgasCano have designed a pop-up exhibition pavilion for the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art's latest exhibition, Africa: Architecture, Culture, Identity. Made of low-cost materials, such as scaffold poles and plastic sheets, which the architects have jazzed up inspired by traditional sub-Saharan settlements, the pavilion is due to travel to Kenya. The show in leafy Humlebaek near Copenhagen closes at the end of September.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/54077942/selgascano" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SelgasCano</a>'s airy, bright and colorful pavilions are a sought-after commodity this summer: less than a month ago, the practice <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130175687/selgascano-s-psychedelic-chrysalis-serpentine-pavilion-is-now-open" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">unveiled its completed design</a> for the 2015 <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/14325/serpentine-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serpentine Pavilion</a> in London.</p><p>To learn more about the&nbsp;<em>Africa: Architecture, Culture, Identity</em> exhibition, click <a href="http://en.louisiana.dk/exhibition/africa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131272620/what-s-trending-at-architecture-student-shows-this-summer What's trending at architecture student shows this summer? Alexander Walter 2015-07-06T19:00:00-04:00 >2015-07-13T17:07:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0d/0ddcfqw7zn7u1qm6.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At best, the work in the student shows is committed, hard-worked, brave, skilled, thoughtful and/or imaginative. At worst, the exhibitions offer bad sci-fi, lazy politics (&ldquo;Let&rsquo;s all hate America&rdquo;) and cod poetry. There are cliches that have been going round the schools for decades, such as the idea that the student&rsquo;s work is a quasi-science (a &ldquo;surgical operation&rdquo;, a &ldquo;laboratory&rdquo;). Certain buzzwords float around (there&rsquo;s a lot of &ldquo;liminal&rdquo;).</p></em><br /><br /><p>Architecture critic Rowan Moore goes on to ask: "At root is the central question of architectural education: is it about preparing students for the realities of practice or is it about taking a freedom they will never have again, to dream and speculate?"</p><p>This has been discussed on Archinect before, but what's your personal take in light of the latest student shows architecture schools around the world presented to the public this summer? Any highlights everybody still HAS to go and see? What disappointed you?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131256528/china-appears-to-loosen-strict-exhibition-ban-on-work-by-ai-weiwei-and-other-artists China appears to loosen strict exhibition ban on work by Ai Weiwei and other artists Alexander Walter 2015-07-06T13:46:00-04:00 >2015-07-11T19:40:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ef/ef9a6e329a79964466652afdfb831c7e.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In Beijing, Ai Weiwei is back with a vengeance. The dissident Chinese artist has had four solo shows in the Chinese capital, ending an implicit exhibition ban that had been in place since his arrest in 2011. The fact that the shows, which opened in June, were permitted with minimal interference beyond one amended opening date surprised everyone, including Ai. &ldquo;I never planned to have a few shows all at once,&rdquo; Ai tells us.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126380297/ai-weiwei-jacob-appelbaum-and-the-dissident-experience" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ai Weiwei, Jacob Appelbaum and the dissident experience</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99309483/art-an-interview-with-ai-weiwei" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art? An interview with Ai Weiwei</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97185232/ai-weiwei-exhibition-underscores-dangers-and-importance-of-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ai Weiwei Exhibition Underscores Dangers and Importance of Art</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/130952473/david-adjaye-talks-about-woven-architecture-and-his-new-d-c-museum David Adjaye talks about woven architecture and his new D.C. museum Alexander Walter 2015-07-02T16:00:00-04:00 >2015-07-05T09:12:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n6/n624h0llzkh730o0.jpg" width="514" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Adjaye is overseeing the newest installment of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum&rsquo;s &ldquo;Selects&rdquo; series, which spotlights the little-known West African textiles in the museum&rsquo;s permanent collection. [...] It also offers the celebrated architect a chance to explore the surprising connections between textile making and building design. &ldquo;What&rsquo;s interesting to me is this idea of fabric and weaving as a kind of abstraction of making places that people come together in,&rdquo; he says.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/39005328/watch-first-look-at-the-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First Look at the Museum of African American History and Culture</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128328716/feast-your-eyes-on-do-ho-suh-s-immersive-home-installations-in-this-short-film Feast your eyes on Do Ho Suh's immersive home installations in this short film Justine Testado 2015-05-29T14:05:00-04:00 >2015-06-04T21:40:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qd/qdphws3py6kbrps4.jpg" width="514" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Seoul-based cinematographer and photographer <a href="http://www.nilsclauss.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nils Clauss</a> put together a new film highlighting the works of esteemed sculptor and installation artist <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Do-ho_Suh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Do Ho Suh</a>. Suh's site-specific pieces play with the boundaries of identity and revolve around the physical and metaphorical malleability of space, whether that's captivating viewers into monochromatic structures made of thin translucent fabrics or putting them on edge with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/50597891/san-diego-artwork-displays-cottage-hanging-off-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">houses teetering off the roof</a> of a building.</p><p>Clauss' mini film highlights Suh's "Perfect Home" exhibition at the <a href="http://www.kanazawa21.jp/en/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art</a> in Kanazawa, Japan from 2012-2013.</p><p>Spare a few minutes and check out the video below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127807528/oma-designed-chinese-pavilion-now-open-at-2015-venice-art-biennale OMA-designed Chinese Pavilion now open at 2015 Venice Art Biennale Justine Testado 2015-05-23T01:31:00-04:00 >2015-05-26T21:10:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n7/n7za0b1guwwn3px2.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>OMA returns to Venice once again in the debut of the Chinese Pavilion they designed for the 2015 International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, "All the World's Futures", which opened to the public on May 9. Commissioned by the Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation, the multimedia exhibition balances aspects of traditional Chinese culture and society with the works of various contemporary artists and designers all under the theme, "Other Future."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8s/8sunhytc3bmxfk00.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/44/44dpl3gjdzxb7sia.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ge/gerogi3ip2jroeh4.jpg"></p><p>The exhibition features work by notable Chinese creatives like classical composer Tan Dun, Liu Jiakun of Jiakun Architects, artist Lu Yang, filmmaker Wu Wenguang / Caochangdi Work Station, and Wen Hui / Living Dance Studio. The artworks are positioned against a backdrop of digital projections so as to connect the interior and exterior works.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7w/7wvyszdshnu174f4.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fo/fo0nwk9a1irj2rin.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ni/niek2i57d17vkt7f.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1c/1cltdd178ywjro9x.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dq/dqriwnv8otxys7sc.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ok/ok7kt76temaq6uxx.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tv/tvqjrxj1t6x3l0g2.jpg"><br><em>All images Copyright OMA</em>.</p><p>OMA Asia designed "Other Future" in collaboration with curatorial advisor Kayoko Ota, who was in charge of the Japanese Pavilion at the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/453301/2014-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 Venice Architecture Biennale</a>. Dong...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127305875/bigger-than-a-breadbox-winner-the-pulp-canopy-will-be-showcased-at-boston-society-of-architects-in-june Bigger than a Breadbox winner "The Pulp Canopy" will be showcased at Boston Society of Architects in June Justine Testado 2015-05-14T20:27:00-04:00 >2015-05-18T20:46:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t2/t2621a3ssm5dz7mw.jpg" width="514" height="279" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Kh&ocirc;ra exhibition curators Robert Trumbour and Aaron Willette organized the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/116657847/the-bigger-than-a-breadbox-competition-is-accepting-proposals" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bigger than a Breadbox, Smaller than a Building competition</a> as a means to explore the medium of installation in the architectural realm, specifically the medium's increasing appeal among emerging architects and designers due to its dual spatial-artistic qualities.</p><p>For the competition, entrants had to further develop a previous proposal into a new site-specific installation for the Boston Society of Architects gallery lobby. Now that the winning submissions have been chosen, they will be realized in preparation for the "Bigger than a Breadbox" exhibition, opening on June 17.</p><p>The top-winning proposal, "The Pulp Canopy", by Katie Donahue and Mason Limke of MYKA investigates the architectural applications of cellulose fiber (paper pulp), which is considered to be the "most abundant raw material on the planet". Originating from its earlier form as The Pulp Wall, The Pulp Canopy consists of discarded paper products t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126788432/the-now-open-milan-expo-u-s-pavilion-salutes-to-the-future-of-food-the-american-way The now-open Milan Expo U.S. pavilion salutes to the future of food, the American way Justine Testado 2015-05-06T13:17:00-04:00 >2015-05-06T21:28:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q7/q7kq0au3xfoboefx.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Since breaking ground last summer, the U.S. Pavilion -- titled &ldquo;American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet" -- has opened to the public at the Milan Expo 2015, which is now in its first week. The U.S. joins the more than 140 participating countries that prepared exhibitions and pavilions that respond to the Expo's overall theme of "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life", which addresses the global issue of food security, access, and the ideal goal to nutritiously feeding more than 9 billion people by 2050.</p><p>Designed by New York-based <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105497307/a-preview-of-biber-architects-usa-pavilion-design-for-milan-expo-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Biber Architects</a>, the pavilion puts on display America's pivotal role in the future of food that emphasizes "openness, transparency and accessibility" in an exhibition <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121454319/thinc-design-s-usa-pavilion-exhibition-presents-america-s-role-in-the-future-of-food-for-milan-expo-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">designed by Thinc Design</a>. The open barn-inspired structure includes a harvestable hydroponic vertical farm and "uniquely American" (if not consumerist-enticing) features like an expansive boardwalk and a series of food trucks.</p><p>Check out photos of the fully constructed pavilion and more detai...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126481671/pompidou-responds-to-fascist-le-corbusier-claims Pompidou responds to "fascist" Le Corbusier claims Alexander Walter 2015-04-30T13:31:00-04:00 >2015-05-04T12:16:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8e/8eivjh97yxwrhagr.jpg" width="500" height="671" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Pompidou Centre in Paris has hit back at critics who say its Le Corbusier exhibition, which opened to the public&nbsp;yesterday, 29 April, glosses over recent accusations that the Swiss-born French architect was a militant fascist with links to the Vichy regime. A spokeswoman for the Pompidou says the exhibition does not refer to Le Corbusier&rsquo;s fascist past because &ldquo;it&rsquo;s about the proportions of the human body, which are present in his architecture and painting. [...]&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125745578/le-corbusier-militant-fascist-claims-overshadow-50th-death-anniversary" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Le Corbusier "militant fascist" claims overshadow 50th death anniversary</a></p>