Archinect - News 2016-07-24T10:48:10-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149956541/eric-owen-moss-wins-top-austrian-honor Eric Owen Moss wins top Austrian honor Julia Ingalls 2016-07-07T13:17:00-04:00 >2016-07-07T13:51:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g7/g7s5d0sa3k96btp4.jpg" width="514" height="577" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Very few people have a neutral reaction to <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/280/eric-owen-moss-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eric Owen Moss</a>: in his conversation and his work, he can be abrasive, challenging, enlightening, and inspirational. For its part, Austria awarded him with its&nbsp;Decoration of Honor for Science and Art on June 21st, celebrating five decades of practice that have produced the Hayden Tract and the&nbsp;Albuquerque Rail Yards Master Plan, among other works.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nn/nni1syk9fdco8i2u.jpg"></p><p>Culver City's Hayden Tract, which has gradually filled out with Moss' buildings since he was initially commissioned to work on the project in 1991, is arguably one of the most compact yet engrossing architectural walking tours in Los Angeles. Formerly a strip of overlooked industrial warehouses, this part of the city has in the past few decades emerged as a low-slung cultural nexus, rewarding those who take the time to note the unusual and painstakingly rendered structural details. There's a raft of cactuses suspended mid-air, the Cold War afterimage of Stealth, the glass bisected Slash and Backsla...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954623/barbara-bestor-on-the-jamba-juice-innovation-bar-she-redesigned-in-pasadena Barbara Bestor on the Jamba Juice “Innovation Bar” she redesigned in Pasadena Justine Testado 2016-06-28T15:34:00-04:00 >2016-07-02T20:37:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3j/3jwcdtdbo0i6foyb.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Usually, you go to these fast casual things and you're in and out in a minute...In all of the commercial projects that we do, the reason that we do them and the reason that we probably get hired to do them is that we are interested in this idea of making a joyous space for everyday activities... It's not so much about the brand name being reinforced everywhere as much as it is to provide this urban amenity living room.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Most people don't rave about the interior design in the average Jamba Juice. But Barbara Bestor and her practice might have changed that in the expanded Old Town Pasadena location they recently revamped. Bestor chats with KPCC's Alex Cohen in this 8-minute conversation about the new &ldquo;Innovation Bar&rdquo; concept store, in addition to her other projects around LA.</p><p>You can also listen to this previous Archinect Sessions episode featuring Barbara Bestor:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112980377/archinect-sessions-5-barbara-bestor-the-michael-graves-school-material-witness" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions #5: Barbara Bestor, The Michael Graves School &amp; Material Witness</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149948820/what-does-a-1-million-dollar-staircase-look-like What does a $1 million dollar staircase look like? Julia Ingalls 2016-06-01T13:50:00-04:00 >2016-06-03T01:03:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pq/pqtf58wykw6qy4pc.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The new building design introduced massive 40 foot sliding glass doors that could one day turn that store into an iCar showroom if they wanted to. The estimated breakdown of the costs started with the shell of the building costing Apple $19 million. Some of the other costs included $1 million on the staircase alone. If there's 30 stairs that $33,333 per stair.</p></em><br /><br /><p>While Norman Foster's "spaceship" design for the Apple Campus has attracted its own share of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940697/is-apple-s-campus-design-about-making-the-corporation-your-entire-life" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">critiques for possibly reviving older corporate design models</a>, this newly refurbished Apple Store appears to be heading for a far more multi-faceted (and luxurious) future. In an era where many prefer to order online than trek in person, must a brick and mortar store necessarily be flashier to attract and maintain a customer base?</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ut/utx6437yxv4m228s.jpg"></p><p>Apple, in the news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938303/check-out-the-latest-4k-drone-footage-of-the-new-apple-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check out the latest 4K drone footage of the new Apple campus</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138032380/apple-s-next-hok-designed-silicon-valley-spaceship-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple's next, HOK-designed Silicon Valley spaceship revealed</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944866/apple-store-to-take-over-historic-theater-in-downtown-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple store to take over historic theater in Downtown Los Angeles</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/110198376/kohn-pedersen-fox-s-tianjin-megastructure-riverside-66-now-open-to-the-public Kohn Pedersen Fox's Tianjin megastructure "Riverside 66" now open to the public Justine Testado 2014-09-30T23:53:00-04:00 >2014-10-08T23:29:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wn/wn2yocrkci4wvknf.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After 10 years, Kohn Pedersen Fox's Riverside 66 in Tianjin, China successfully reached completion as scheduled and officially opened to the public on September 26. The grand opening also marked the completion of the final phase of the main pedestrian He Ping Lu boulevard, which aims to become the centerpiece of the developing Heping commercial district.</p><p>Read on for more about the building's design.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jh/jh7lp3is0icuxtfu.jpg"></p><p>The 350-meter commercial megastructure is hard to miss at street level. The structure's curved fa&ccedil;ade converges with the opposing south fa&ccedil;ade to create a six-story building suitable for the Heping District's smaller scale context. Its "super shell" is claimed to be one of the region's longest single structures, built with 22 seven-story-tall concrete ribs and over 10,000 glass panels. In a statement, KPF Design Principal James von Klemperer describes the structural frame as "what it must be to see a whale skeleton from the inside. Herman Melville would be inspired.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/50/502va1v9omd3yc08.jpg"></p><p>Inside, the structure e...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88231029/korean-diaspora-by-carlos-zarco-sanz-3rd-prize-entry-from-re-thinking-the-future-thesis-award-2013 Korean Diaspora by Carlos Zarco Sanz - 3rd-prize entry from Re-thinking The Future Thesis Award 2013 Justine Testado 2013-12-06T19:05:00-05:00 >2013-12-07T02:43:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6f/6fq143o93h8sy7ak.jpg" width="514" height="183" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Carlos Zarco Sanz from the University of Madrid recently sent us his proposal, "Korean Diaspora" from Re-thinking the Future's International Architectural Thesis Award we previously featured. His design won 3rd place in the Public/Institutional category. Sanz's "Korean Diaspora" reimagines Manhattan's Koreatown as a shifting social and commercial space built for the neighborhood's present and future.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ql/qlqm2pd3bsl6cpcg.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bx/bxo72aftwkt3mbgw.jpg" title=""><br><br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ls/lstford8qnj460d6.jpg" title=""></p> <p> For full details, head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/korean_diaspora_by_carlos_zarco_sanz_-_winning_entry_from_re-thinking_/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of Carlos Zarco Sanz.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/64963255/chilean-skyscraper-overshadows-the-city Chilean Skyscraper Overshadows The City Anna Johnson 2013-01-07T00:30:00-05:00 >2013-01-20T00:05:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ul/ulvshqmcy2lfn8a5.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The skyline of Chile&rsquo;s capital city, Santiago, has a new addition with the Gran Torre skyscraper casting a two-kilometre shadow across the historic city. The 70-storey residential building stands more than 300 metres tall, making it the tallest building in South America. The five-ton steel structure cost an estimated one billion dollars to build and tenants are expected to move into the building next March.</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/21463508/commercial-architecture-s-similarity-across-nation-provides-mobile-americans-with-a-sense-of-stability-study-says Commercial architecture’s similarity across nation provides mobile Americans with a sense of stability, study says Alexander Walter 2011-09-23T14:11:38-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2f/2f56763753e10e155ca9fcfa9b8ee4a6.jpg" width="296" height="297" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Perhaps you have noticed that commercial architecture lining roads in Maryland and Virginia looks more or less the same and not much different from strip malls and boxy stores lining roads in Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Texas, Ohio or Oregon. [...] Why do housing developments and retail shopping facilities look so much alike, given how much Americans value individuality, freedom of expression and independence?</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>