Archinect - News 2017-07-20T22:42:56-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150017226/the-norman-foster-foundation-announces-a-program-of-education-initiatives The Norman Foster Foundation announces a program of education initiatives Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-12T14:40:00-04:00 >2017-07-12T14:42:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j9/j9ueows2zqvffpfx.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Based in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/9274/madrid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Madrid</a> and operating globally, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150010620/norman-foster-turns-82-and-inaugurates-his-foundation-s-beautiful-madrid-headquarters" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Norman Foster Foundation</a>&nbsp;is a non-profit promoting holistic education and interdisciplinary thinking and research.&nbsp;</p> <p>Followed from the <em>Future is Now</em> forum held in Madrid's Royal Theater on the 1st of June, Mayor of Madrid and Lord Foster brought together leading figures in the fields of science, design, architecture, politics, art, economics and history, to&nbsp;a capacity audience of 2,000 and 75,000 online viewers.&nbsp;</p> <p>With the support of the Rolex Institute, the Foundation will host week-long events in its Madrid Headquarters in November 2017. Grants will be awarded to ten students from around the world for a series of talks, think tanks and workshops led by key individuals, including Norman Foster, on issues such as the city, infrastructure, mobility and technology.&nbsp;</p> <figure><figure><figure><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/mj/mjigunfep5r2g4oe.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/mj/mjigunfep5r2g4oe.jpg"></a><figcaption>The Norman Foster Foundation. Image courtesy of the NFF</figcaption></figure></figure></figure><p>In October 2017 the Foundation will feature an exhibit titled Common Futures in Madrid's Espacio Fundacion Telefonica. Create...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150014923/the-norton-museum-of-art-celebrates-construction-milestone-of-its-expansion-designed-by-foster-partners The Norton Museum of Art celebrates construction milestone of its expansion designed by Foster + Partners Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-28T10:14:00-04:00 >2017-06-29T14:17:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ih/ih28f87ilkhq7c69.jpg" width="650" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Today, on June 27, 2017, leaders from the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/547741/norton-museum-of-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norton Museum of Art</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/gilbane" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gilbane Building Company</a> along with&nbsp;museum's staff and more than 100 construction workers attended a topping off ceremony for the museum&rsquo;s $100 million expansion project designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster + Partners</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/wi/wit58p54x98dgruq.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/wi/wit58p54x98dgruq.jpg"></a></p> <figure><p><em>&ldquo;We are thrilled to achieve this major construction milestone and are grateful to everyone who is helping us realize The New Norton. The expansion will allow the Museum to better serve the more than 100,000 annual visitors who attend exhibitions and programming, including the 12,000 schoolchildren the Norton educates each year,&rdquo;</em>&mdash;said executive Director Hope Alswang.<em>&ldquo;The New Norton is a transformative project for the Palm Beach County community and beyond. The new building has not only contributed jobs to our local community, it will also give our county a landmark building by an architect of international renown and dramatically expand visitation.&rdquo;&nbsp;</em></p></figure><p>Located at 1451 S Olive ave in West Palms Beach, FL, The Norton is free...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010620/norman-foster-turns-82-and-inaugurates-his-foundation-s-beautiful-madrid-headquarters Norman Foster turns 82 and inaugurates his foundation's beautiful Madrid headquarters Alexander Walter 2017-06-02T14:18:00-04:00 >2017-06-02T14:22:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qr/qr5ny8e95nw24enc.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The British-born, Pritzker prize winning architect, Norman Foster, opens his archive and an international research centre on Thursday, 1 June, housed in a palatial building in Madrid. The new Spanish headquarters of the Norman Foster Foundation is a historic building that has been restored and expanded by the architect. He has designed a glass and steel &ldquo;pavilion of inspiration&rdquo; in the courtyard, leading to a basement filled with his archive, library plus photography and slide collection.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The opening of the new foundation HQ in Madrid coincided with Lord Foster's 82nd birthday this Thursday which he celebrated with the inaugural, one-day "The Future is Now" conference. The event featured illustrious speakers from the fields of design, architecture, and philanthropy, such as&nbsp;Olafur Eliasson, Jonathan Ive, Maya Lin,&nbsp;Michael Bloomberg, as well as&nbsp;fellow Pritzker-laureate, Alejandro Aravena.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pq/pqjxccafy8fqntbp.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4t/4tanr9wjnr1jrkqp.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4m/4mvbey2eadhkbjip.jpg"></p><p><em>All images via the Norman Foster Foundation <a href="http://www.normanfosterfoundation.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">website</a>.</em></p><p>Watch the video below to learn more about the foundation's striking, new spaces.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003938/an-exquisite-drone-tour-over-apple-s-new-campus-reveals-the-pond-furniture-a-new-theater An exquisite drone tour over Apple's new campus reveals the pond, furniture, + a new theater Julia Ingalls 2017-04-20T12:35:00-04:00 >2017-04-21T18:28:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/55/55wa7asskq2yjcg5.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Like a miniature perfectionist city, the new Apple campus in Cupertino is made up of several different buildings: there's the familiar Norman Foster-designed "spaceship," as well as a massive parking garage that features gleaming solar panels atop the roof.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zj/zjjnjhcnf9tctvpn.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x3/x3q4kqf1c346yb49.jpg"></p><p>This drone video reveals that very little of the landscaping has come in yet--a few trees, in their boxy planters, hang out outside the main building, and only a few plants have been installed in the equipment-strewn courtyard--but it offers an excellent tour of the Steve Jobs Theatre which is slated to open this summer:&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149993552/foster-partners-apple-spaceship-set-to-touch-down-and-open-up-in-april Foster + Partners' Apple "spaceship" set to touch down and open up in April Julia Ingalls 2017-02-23T12:57:00-05:00 >2017-02-23T13:21:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8p/8p2sd1uky8j2tuwp.jpg" width="650" height="302" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>According to a <a href="http://www.apple.com/newsroom/2017/02/apple-park-opens-to-employees-in-april.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">press release from Apple</a>, it will take six months to move all 12,000 employees into the 175-acre campus, which will officially open for occupancy in April. In addition to the 2.8 million square foot, naturally ventilated Foster + Partners'-designed "spaceship" building, the campus features two miles of running and walking paths, and boasts a 17 megawatt solar energy rooftop installation (making it one of the largest in the world). Nothing about this place is small, or happenstance; the construction process was reportedly a clash between <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149991236/perfectionists-versus-contractors-the-details-of-building-the-apple-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">perfectionist designers and slightly more impressionistic contractors</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6u/6u1e34belmbttcpg.jpg"></p><p>However, all's well that ends well: although Steve Jobs won't be able to see the completed campus, designer Apple's chief design officer Jony Ivy feels like things worked out.&nbsp;&ldquo;Steve invested so much of his energy creating and supporting vital, creative environments. We have approached the design, engineering and making of our new campus with the same enthusiasm and ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149989923/gsapp-displays-unusual-intriguing-photographs-of-famed-architectural-models-with-stagecraft-models-and-photos GSAPP displays unusual + intriguing photographs of famed architectural models with "Stagecraft: Models and Photos" Julia Ingalls 2017-02-02T18:31:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T22:24:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kg/kgzjawz9h41aezrx.jpg" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Photographer James Ewing was given a studio and several weeks to creatively photograph architectural models made by students of the Columbia GSAPP between 1994 and 2003. The resulting work will form a show, "Stagecraft: Models and Photos," that opens at the GSAPP on February 9th.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yc/ycn9g7oo066uysq7.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rb/rbgxj06ewdwwouoj.jpg"></p><p>Featuring photographs of models of structures such as&nbsp;Le Corbusier's Pavillon des Temps Nouveaux,&nbsp;Norman Foster's Renault Distribution Center, and&nbsp;Peter Zumthor's Saint Benedict Chapel among others, the photographs avoid&nbsp;the&nbsp;atmosphere of your typical two-in-the-morning-on-a-work-day professional studio snaps, instead investing each of these models&nbsp;with unusual drama.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ve/veqw91qx7uq5j5tl.jpg"></p><p>Because the models and the photographer are so removed from the original architectural design process, the work is necessarily interpretive. These are miniature echo chambers of history, models of models of structures some of these students undoubtedly visited in real life, photographed against occasionally surreal backdrops.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ne/necdoxtzsz76k2pe.jpg"></p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/149986956/norman-foster-and-riba-announce-2017-survival-of-cities-traveling-scholarship Norman Foster and RIBA announce 2017 "survival of cities" traveling scholarship Julia Ingalls 2017-01-17T13:03:00-05:00 >2017-01-19T19:42:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xw/xwok8blvtwk53enb.jpg" width="650" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the tenth year in a row, RIBA and Norman Foster are offering a traveling scholarship in the form of &euro;7,000 (an increase over last year's &euro;6,000) to the destination of the winning student's choice. Students can't enter directly: RIBA and CAA validated schools are allowed to submit only one application each for one student by April 28th, whose merits will then be judged by a panel consisting of both financial backer Norman Foster and RIBA members. In a quasi-apocalyptic vein, the student's proposed research topic should "relate to the survival of our cities and towns and fall under one of the following themes:&nbsp;</p><ul><li>learning from the past to inform the future</li><li>the future of society</li><li>density of settlements</li><li>sustainability</li><li>use of resources</li><li>quality of urban life</li><li>transport"</li></ul><p>The full details of the application can be found <a href="https://www.architecture.com/Files/RIBAProfessionalServices/Education/Funding/2017/ApplicationForm2017.doc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149983097/watch-this-6-month-time-lapse-drone-video-of-the-apple-campus-2 Watch this 6-month time lapse drone video of the Apple Campus 2 Alexander Walter 2016-12-16T18:47:00-05:00 >2016-12-26T15:31:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7m/7mpc03ti49p6wqaw.jpg" width="650" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With all the drone construction videos of the new <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/495725/apple-campus-2-construction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple Campus 2</a> (AC2) circulating on the interwebs, it's easy to lose track of what the progress has been on this Foster-designed Goliath of a project just in recent months.</p><p>Luckily this latest 4K video by Matthew Roberts on YouTube provides a handy 6-month time lapse of key campus sites, like 'the Spaceship,' auditorium/theater, primary access tunnel, research &amp; development facility, the atrium, main parking garages, fitness center, maintenance facility, and the infamous 'mountain of dirt.'</p><p>Watch the video further below.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uw/uw94ezll0gkc7q2f.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2h/2h4ctfaauyofv5jk.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pr/przcr7w0smugs98c.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2e/2eljq9nrt6p2aoql.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/st/stb2gqkvex0bcuar.jpg"></p><p><em>All images via Matthew Roberts' <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioN1LzMHL-s" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">drone video</a> on YouTube.</em></p><p>More recent AC2 news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149982704/new-photos-of-the-interior-and-exterior-of-apple-s-norman-foster-designed-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New photos of the interior and exterior of Apple's Norman Foster-designed campus</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149951224/apple-s-spaceship-campus-by-the-numbers-including-an-estimated-5b-price-tag" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple's spaceship campus, by the numbers (including an estimated $5b price tag)</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940697/is-apple-s-campus-design-about-making-the-corporation-your-entire-life" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is Apple's campus design about making the corporation your entire life?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980496/first-glimpse-of-foster-partners-and-rubio-arquitectura-s-museo-del-prado-expansion-scheme First glimpse of Foster + Partners and Rubio Arquitectura's Museo del Prado expansion scheme Justine Testado 2016-11-28T18:42:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T00:25:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qr/qrllwj0qnldnrt8e.jpg" width="650" height="404" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Museo del Prado in Madrid has big plans for its 200th anniversary celebration in 2019. Among those plans is an expansion of the museum campus and the restoration of the historic&nbsp;Sal&oacute;n de Reinos, all of which&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster + Partners</a> and Spanish practice Rubio Arquitectura will be in charge of designing. The team won over seven notable contenders in an international competition that included OMA, Nieto Sobejano, Souto Moura, and Gluckman Tang.&nbsp;</p><p>Following the museum's last major extension by architect Rafael Moneo in 1998, this expansion focuses on refurbishing the&nbsp;Sal&oacute;n de Reinos (or&nbsp;Hall of Realms), one of the surviving pieces of the former 17th-century Buen Retiro Palace. The expansion will also create additional gallery space for the Prado Museum's permanent and temporary exhibitions.&nbsp;</p><p>Read on for an excerpt from Foster + Partners' and Rubio Arquitectura's winning proposal, &ldquo;Hidden Design&rdquo;:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1m/1mui147860qkm6hf.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;The primary protagonist is the noble Hall of Realms, a monument which has gathered many layers o...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149970032/norman-foster-reimagines-global-infrastructure-strategies-in-new-essay Norman Foster reimagines global infrastructure strategies in new essay Julia Ingalls 2016-09-22T13:36:00-04:00 >2016-09-26T23:32:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zu/zubb009o0xoqimuk.jpg" width="650" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Back in May, Foster + Partners unveiled their design for the Droneport, a modular shell-like structure that is constructed with local labor from earthen bricks and thin compressed tiles to create loading areas for food and medical-aid bearing transport drones. A version of the Droneport was built at this year's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/24748/venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice Biennale</a> (which is open until November 27th).&nbsp;Now, in the freshly unveiled <a href="https://www.unops.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/ASR/2015-ASR-supplement.pdf#page=14" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">thematic supplement to the&nbsp;</a><a href="https://www.unops.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/ASR/2015-ASR-supplement.pdf#page=14" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 Annual Statistical Report on United Nations Procurement,</a> Norman Foster has written an essay which builds upon the idea of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/1243/buckminster-fuller" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Buckminster Fuller</a>'s "trim tab" to help foster enormous change in Africa and other countries with relatively small, if holistically conceived, gestures such as the Droneport.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/k8/k805xcuq9zmj9b06.gif"></p><p>Norman writes: "There is a moral imperative to provide more globally available energy while seeking to conserve its consumption. The answer to this apparent paradox is to adopt&nbsp;a holistic approach to the design of sustainable communities in which the infrastructure and indi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956119/construction-begins-on-major-foster-partners-project-in-sweden Construction begins on major Foster + Partners project in Sweden Nicholas Korody 2016-07-05T20:35:00-04:00 >2016-09-12T17:21:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ij/ijgqihxifzvmhqca.jpg" width="650" height="315" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Construction has started at New Slussen, a major Foster + Partners project in the center of Stockholm. One of the largest urban projects in Sweden, the SEK 12 Billion project is intended to &ldquo;create a dynamic urban quarter, responding to its historic context and transforming the city centre,&rdquo; according to the press release.</p><p>Slussen was originally built in 1642 as a lock separating the ocean from the freshwater Lake M&auml;laren before being covered by a concrete &ldquo;four-leaf clover&rdquo; structure in 1935. The deterioration of the concrete structure made a new master plan an urgent necessity.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y8/y8ghgp2faulgyp2w.jpg"></p><p>The Foster + Partners plan includes new transportation links as well as new commercial buildings and cultural amenities. The plan is intended to maintain the historic scale of the area, while adding new public spaces as well as pedestrian and bicycle routes. It also will expand the capacity of the lock five-fold to minimize the threat of flooding.</p><p>&ldquo;This is a once in a life time undertaking in a uniquely signif...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149948868/norman-foster-s-first-brooklyn-project-revealed-a-7-7-acre-red-hook-office-development Norman Foster’s First Brooklyn Project Revealed, A 7.7-Acre Red Hook Office Development Dana Schulz 2016-06-01T17:04:00-04:00 >2016-06-03T16:18:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ib/ibu68j4mq2k3pd7j.jpg" width="650" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Foster is a surprising choice for the project, as his commissions are typically flashy and in high-profile areas like midtown or the Financial District. But the sole rendering shows his signature mix of contemporary panache (glassy construction with a cantilevering portion) and contextual thoughtfulness (low-scale, boxy structures in keeping with the industrial area).</p></em><br /><br /><p>Thor Equities has announced that starchitect Norman Foster will design their 7.7-acre waterfront office complex in Red Hook. The project, which will be Foster's first in Brooklyn, will feature more than 600,000 square feet of creative office space spread across two low-scale buildings, as well as 23,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space.</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/650x/pq/pqtf58wykw6qy4pc.jpg" width="650" height="433" 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/149943697/norman-foster-s-secret-garden-a-tour-of-foster-partners-maggie-s-center Norman Foster's secret garden: a tour of Foster + Partners' Maggie's Center Julia Ingalls 2016-05-04T13:07:00-04:00 >2016-05-06T20:18:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ky/kyior382ytrvifzk.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Cancer survivor Lord Norman Foster gave HRH Duchess of Cornwall a tour of his newly completed Maggie's Center in his hometown of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941146/inflatable-museum-to-provide-additional-learning-support-to-disadvantaged-areas-of-manchester" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manchester</a> at the cancer facility's official opening April 27th, showing her a design that emphasizes natural light and a connection to nature. This has lead to numerous sliding glass doors and walls throughout the rectilinear plan, as well as the intention to plant vines on the signature triangular timber frame. Additionally, each treatment and counselling room comes with its own private garden.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q5/q5dx5l8ruh32xewk.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/85/85b6brkfnnasz5ya.jpg"></p><p>As Foster noted, "Our aim in Manchester, the city of my youth, was to create a building that is welcoming, friendly and without any of the institutional references of a hospital or health centre &ndash; a light-filled, homely space where people can gather, talk or simply reflect. That is why throughout the building there is a focus on natural light, greenery and views; with a greenhouse to provide fresh flowers, and an emphasis on the therapeutic qualities of nature and ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940697/is-apple-s-campus-design-about-making-the-corporation-your-entire-life Is Apple's campus design about making the corporation your entire life? Julia Ingalls 2016-04-14T13:04:00-04:00 >2016-04-17T19:45:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s1/s1qo417i0eof4hjh.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When Apple finishes its new $5 billion headquarters in Cupertino, California, the technorati will ooh and ahh over its otherworldly architecture, and Apple will pat itself on the back for yet another example of "innovation." ...But few are aware that Apple&rsquo;s monumental project is already outdated, mimicking a half-century of stagnant suburban corporate campuses that isolated themselves&mdash;by design&mdash;from the communities their products were supposed to impact.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This fascinating article delves into the soul-sucking thinking behind isolated corporate behemoth design, which essentially captures the employee for the entire day and encourages a detached, "Who cares; I've got mine!" thinking towards maintaining urban infrastructure. Consider this:</p><p><em>Connecticut General&rsquo;s new corporate estate included snack bars, ping-pong tables, shuffleboards, bowling alleys, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, a barbershop, beauty parlor, game room, media library, meditation room, and gas station, as well as offsite services like dry-cleaning, shoe repair, flowers, and grocery delivery&mdash;more than half a century before Google and Facebook added such benefits. "All these perks had a certain element of welfare capitalism," Mozingo says, "this idea that the all-inclusive physical environment is going to foster certain kinds of behavior, which are profitable for the company."</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7m/7m7bia7p1pfzyqfd.jpg"></p><p>This thinking extended into the employee's need for a car:&nbsp;</p><p><em>Even the shift to personal vehicles rathe...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149938303/check-out-the-latest-4k-drone-footage-of-the-new-apple-campus Check out the latest 4K drone footage of the new Apple campus Nicholas Korody 2016-04-04T19:05:00-04:00 >2016-12-16T18:05:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qc/qcikouoxdvwg6ayt.jpg" width="650" height="274" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p></p><p>According to schedule, Apple employees will start moving into the new Apple campus &ndash;nicknamed AC2 &ndash; in about eight months. Tim Cook, the current CEO of the tech giant, called their last product launch "probably the last" to be held in the Cupertino town hall before the move.</p><p>For more on AC2, check out some past coverage:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934825/apple-s-new-spaceship-campus-is-taking-shape" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple's new spaceship campus is taking shape</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117649070/drone-footage-shows-the-latest-construction-status-of-the-foster-designed-apple-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Drone footage shows the latest construction status of the Foster-designed Apple campus</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131560903/apple-s-spaceship-campus-being-built-to-iphone-standards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple's spaceship campus being built to iPhone standards</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149513997/foster-partners-unveils-future-refuelling-network-design Foster + Partners unveils future refuelling network design Julia Ingalls 2016-03-03T16:24:00-05:00 >2016-03-03T16:48:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nc/nc1w3va7dkj6nbkt.jpg" width="650" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With over half of the world's population currently living in cities, and seventy percent of it predicted to be urban by 2050, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/72397/new-nissan-hq-goes-green" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nissan</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster + Partners</a> have undertaken the design problem of creating a refuelling network that, among other things, allows electric cars to recharge wirelessly while parked in the street at night (or in work-station adjacent parking garages).&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hd/hd9blll8m1vsfajb.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/px/pxufiupoofqu47uq.jpg"></p><p>According to a press release, David Nelson, Foster + Partners' Co-Head of design stated, "Integrating zero emission technologies into the built environment is vital in creating smarter, more sustainable cities. That commitment must extend far beyond the car &ndash; it must sit at the heart of everything we do.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a5/a5ki0ltb4hz42de4.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147966038/norton-museum-of-art-breaks-ground-on-foster-partners-designed-expansion-project Norton Museum of Art breaks ground on Foster + Partners-designed expansion project Alexander Walter 2016-02-12T15:14:00-05:00 >2016-02-27T22:43:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fi/fi9rt0y2b48d6sjx.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A ceremonial groundbreaking on February 6 marked the official kick off for construction of the ambitious <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/547741/norton-museum-of-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norton Museum of Art</a> expansion in West Palm Beach, Florida. The event went hand-in-hand with the annual gala later that day celebrating the Museum&rsquo;s 75th anniversary. <a href="http://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lord Foster</a>, design architect of the expansion, personally attended the celebrations.</p><p>Read on for more information we've received from the Norton.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qe/qetnb467yueg4n7e.jpg"></p><p>"Scheduled to open in 2018, the transformed West Wing includes a monumental entrance, a 35% increase in gallery space to showcase the Museum&rsquo;s collection and inventive exhibitions, a stateof- the-art 210-seat auditorium, increased education space, and a &ldquo;great hall&rdquo; that will become the Museum&rsquo;s social hub. A sculpture garden and additional green spaces will provide new areas for the Norton&rsquo;s programming, creating a museum in a garden on the 6.3-acre campus."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qs/qshmt0jgpxka2n9l.jpg"></p><p>"The Museum, which opened in 1941, was initially conceived by architect Marion Sims Wyeth as an elegant series of Art...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/144053964/does-foster-partner-s-maspero-district-masterplan-neglect-the-local-residents Does Foster + Partner's Maspero District masterplan neglect the local residents? Nicholas Korody 2015-12-23T13:29:00-05:00 >2015-12-23T13:30:17-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j7/j777obp3srtooxm1.jpg" width="650" height="423" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Tarek] looks down at the glossy graphics, and then up again, before gesturing around at his neighbours. &ldquo;Where are we in this picture?&rdquo; he asks... Norman Foster&rsquo;s practice has chosen to partner with a government widely condemned by international human rights groups for its brutal crackdowns on dissent and widespread use of torture; in return, the company seems to believe it can carve out a place for itself in the vanguard of a progressive new era of urban design... Is it right?</p></em><br /><br /><p>Jack Shenker and Ruth Michaelson take a more in-depth, on-the-ground look at the political context of the Maspero District masterplan, which I <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140830159/the-selective-amnesia-of-foster-partners-maspero-triangle-district-masterplan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">discussed</a> a few weeks ago. The Foster and Partners-designed project would remake a part of Cairo that was the site of numerous protests since 2011. The neighborhood houses the headquarters for the state-run media and propaganda machine, alongside both informal settlements and high-end real estate.</p><p>The authors note that Laila Iskander, whose record I praised, was booted from her job as head of the&nbsp;Ministry of Urban Renewal and Informal Settlements in September. The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140830159/the-selective-amnesia-of-foster-partners-maspero-triangle-district-masterplan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previous article</a> has been amended to reflect this.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/141740235/norman-foster-says-he-has-no-power-as-an-architect-none-whatsoever-only-advocacy Norman Foster says he has "no power as an architect, none whatsoever" – only advocacy Alexander Walter 2015-11-23T12:19:00-05:00 >2015-11-26T01:18:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/fx/fxxvy0l1k73pqkxn.gif" width="1280" height="800" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Do you believe in infrastructure?&rdquo; asks Norman Foster, with challenge in his voice. He does. Infrastructure, he says, is about &ldquo;investing not to solve the problems of today but to anticipate the issues of future generations&rdquo;. [...] &ldquo;I have no power as an architect, none whatsoever. I can&rsquo;t even go on to a building site and tell people what to do.&rdquo; Advocacy, he says, is the only power an architect ever has.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141361583/prairie-futurism-designs-revealed-for-the-new-chicago-apple-store" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Prairie futurism: designs revealed for the new Chicago Apple store</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/138591091/the-in-crowd-review-of-conversations-with-architects-in-the-age-of-celebrity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The In Crowd: review of "Conversations with Architects: In the Age of Celebrity"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140830159/the-selective-amnesia-of-foster-partners-maspero-triangle-district-masterplan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The selective amnesia of Foster + Partners' Maspero Triangle District Masterplan</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/141361583/prairie-futurism-designs-revealed-for-the-new-chicago-apple-store Prairie futurism: designs revealed for the new Chicago Apple store Nicholas Korody 2015-11-18T14:16:00-05:00 >2017-06-27T12:43:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y3/y3toh6jacp1f4p49.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The long-rumored Apple store at the gateway to the North Michigan Avenue shopping district won't be a 2.0 version of the famous glass cube that forms an iconic entry into the retailer's Fifth Avenue flagship in Manhattan. It will be more like a high-tech version of Frank Lloyd Wright's quintessentially Midwestern Prairie Style homes, with river views to boot.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1a/1a7wnlcwrvxwc0e7.jpg"><br><br>The Chicago Tribune obtained a draft report from Chicago's Department of Planning and Development that details plans for a new Apple store alongside the river and adjacent to the Michigan Avenue bridge. Moving away from the iconic minimalism of its flagship Manhattan store, the Foster + Partners-designed building incorporates Frank Lloyd Wrightian influences, in a nod to its particular regional importance.<br><br>Specifically, the 20,000 sq. ft. retail space will stand about 14 ft high &ndash; about half the height of the Fifth Avenue store &ndash; capped by a large, flat, carbon-fiber-reinforced roof with rounded corners. A significant overhang recalls the horizontal lines of the Prairie school, and is intended to provide relief during the sweltering Mid-Western summers. The walls will still be glazed, in typical Apple fashion, enabling sweeping river views.<br><br><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3z/3z008l4nqqsgv5tw.jpg"><br><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/71/71lko48e1pjoyr8t.jpg"><br><br>Similar to the Manhattan Apple store, the most-visible architectural element is in fact an entry pavilion leading down to a subterranean &ndash; or, tec...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/140830159/the-selective-amnesia-of-foster-partners-maspero-triangle-district-masterplan The selective amnesia of Foster + Partners' Maspero Triangle District Masterplan Nicholas Korody 2015-11-11T04:21:00-05:00 >2015-12-23T13:19:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p0/p0cvy5u5joxuq4p5.jpg" width="650" height="423" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster + Partners</a> has won a competition to redesign the area around the Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU) headquarters in Cairo&rsquo;s Maspero area, <a href="http://www.fosterandpartners.com/news/archive/2015/11/foster-partners-wins-maspero-triangle-district-masterplan-design-competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">according</a> to an announcement made yesterday by the Egyptian Ministry of State for Urban Renewal and Informal Settlements (MURIS).</p><p>&ldquo;On the banks of the River Nile, the future of Maspero burns bright,&rdquo; states Grant Brooker, Senior Executive Partner at Foster + Partners. &ldquo;And we are sure our sustainable model of development will set the benchmark for urban regeneration throughout the country.&rdquo;</p><p>The Maspero Triangle District Masterplan, as the initiative is called, endeavors to dramatically remake the Nile-adjacent neighborhood while still maintaining its current <a href="http://www.unisdr.org/archive/43191" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">demographic heterogeneity</a>, which comprises informal settlements of around 12,000 people interspersed among high-end real estate. The plan will rehouse the majority of the low income population in the same area, the press release states, and, unlike others in recent history, this d...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128713345/foster-s-out-ingels-in-big-designed-two-world-trade-center-to-house-news-corp-and-21st-century-fox Foster's Out, Ingels' In: BIG-Designed Two World Trade Center to House News Corp. and 21st Century Fox Julia Ingalls 2015-06-03T13:52:00-04:00 >2016-01-15T21:22:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qv/qvc5c62ld900q4zc.jpg" width="650" height="471" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;This isn&rsquo;t your grandfather&rsquo;s Wall Street.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to a statement issued on Tuesday, the design of Two World Trade Center, which was <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126273371/2-world-trade-center-may-ditch-norman-foster-s-design-for-a-bjarke-ingels-skyscraper" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">formerly the province of Foster + Partners</a>, is now being handled by Bjarke Ingels' firm <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a> and will likely house employees of both 21st Century Fox and News Corp. The media organizations inked a non-binding agreement with developer Larry Silverstein that places them in the tower, which as of now is slated to be the second-tallest tower in the four-tower World Trade Center complex. The proposed move is significant not only because many of the towers still boast significant&nbsp;amounts of unleased space (the two companies would occupy 1.3 million square feet of the tower's 2.8 million total available), but because both 21st Century Fox and News Corp. represent a new type of tenant for the traditionally financially dominated area. <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-01-07/world-trade-center-towers-fill-slowly-in-shift-to-tech" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">According to Bloomberg</a>, Christopher Jones, vice president of research at New York's Regional Plan Association said,&nbsp;&ldquo;People were expecting financial companies to be a sub...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125195125/norman-foster-s-2-world-trade-center-could-get-a-jumpstart-thanks-to-rupert-murdoch Norman Foster’s 2 World Trade Center Could Get a Jumpstart Thanks to Rupert Murdoch DianePham 2015-04-13T11:04:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T18:56:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jw/jwzbvyqcqsitpkcz.jpg" width="650" height="471" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Norman Foster&lsquo;s 88-story tower, destined for the last unoccupied site of the World Trade Center complex, could finally get the legs it needs to move forward. Media giants News Corporation and 21st Century Fox, both headed by Rupert Murdoch, are in talks with the Port Authority and developer Larry Silverstein to make the long-stalled 1,349-foot skyscraper their next home.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The move would give 2 WTC what it needs to resume construction as required by the Port Authority&mdash;namely a solid anchor tenant.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124746280/apple-under-fire-for-not-hiring-construction-workers-with-past-felonies-for-their-new-campus Apple under fire for not hiring construction workers with past felonies for their new campus Nicholas Korody 2015-04-07T15:22:00-04:00 >2015-04-07T15:53:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ke/kenzgq7ki5hu9fcp.jpg" width="650" height="405" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A state senator on Monday expressed his concerns about Apple&rsquo;s policy of not hiring construction workers with past felony convictions at the tech giant&rsquo;s new campus... Union leaders told The Chronicle that several workers suddenly lost their jobs building Apple&rsquo;s new campus in January because they had past felony convictions. [State Sen. Mark] Leno called the situation &ldquo;equally surprising and disturbing...&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/119594876/archinect-s-lexicon-magpie-architecture Archinect's Lexicon: "Magpie Architecture" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-01-30T18:55:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T17:18:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5o/5or2s97irretn3tw.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>magpie</strong>&nbsp;[ma&#609;&#716;p&#299;],&nbsp;adjective: architecture that is, in the words of <a href="http://www.copenhagenize.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Copenhagenize</a>'s&nbsp;Mikael Colville-Andersen,&nbsp;&ldquo;attempting to attract people to big shiny things that dazzle but that have little functional value in the development of a city&rdquo;.</p><p>Colville-Andersen uses the term to chastize&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90312872/norman-foster-unveils-plans-for-elevated-skycycle-bike-routes-in-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norman Foster's "Skycycle"</a>&nbsp;proposal for London, published&nbsp;in Copenhagenize on January 20, 2014: "Now of course this isn't a good idea." His use of "magpie architecture" is less about critiquing design elements, and more about deriding Foster's entire concept: "Ideas like these are city killers. Removing great numbers of citizens who could be cycling down city streets past shops and caf&eacute;s on their way to work or school and placing them on a shelf, far away from everything else."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1v/1vn6na5l073v40kf.jpg"></p><p>Given that the author is an urban designer specializing in urban mobility, and whose Copenhagenize blog champions cycling as a key aspect of thriving cities, it's no surprise that Colville-Andersen isn't a fan of pushing cycling towa...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118490837/take-a-drone-tour-of-nyc-s-hearst-tower-with-norman-foster Take a Drone Tour of NYC's Hearst Tower with Norman Foster Diane Pham 2015-01-16T11:46:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:54:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wj/wjdhx5tjlnggg0cy.jpg" width="650" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 2006, the doors of the Hearst Tower were swung open for business. The design of starchitect Norman Foster, the building was one of the most cutting-edge of its time, lauded for its diagrid form, its green construction, and the then-radical approach of marrying the old with the new... Now, a decade later, Foster has returned to the Hearst Tower to mark its anniversary and reflect on his creation.</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/104939599/leading-museum-directors-artists-and-architects-call-on-italian-government-to-ban-giant-ships-from-venice Leading museum directors, artists and architects call on Italian government to ban giant ships from Venice Alexander Walter 2014-07-24T13:20:00-04:00 >2014-07-25T08:44:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a1/a1f79424da5cc7036b1062c8b81c70b7.jpg" width="300" height="203" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>More than 50 leading figures from the worlds of art, film, fashion and architecture have signed a petition calling for a ban on giant cruise ships sailing through Venice. [...] Nicholas Penny, the director of the National Gallery in London, Richard Armstrong, the director of the Guggenheim Foundation, the architect Norman Foster and his wife Elena also endorse the appeal which has been launched by the Association of the International Private Committees for the Safeguarding of Venice [...].</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/103248875/after-foster-s-departure-pushkin-museum-hires-moscow-architect-for-expansion After Foster's departure, Pushkin Museum hires Moscow architect for expansion Alexander Walter 2014-07-02T14:18:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T20:49:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/95/951f658a14a33eb1bcc5d00e869163e4.jpg" width="650" height="459" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Russian architect Yuri Grigoryan, and his firm Project Meganom, have been chosen for the long-delayed 22bn ruble ($640m) expansion of the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow. The new design replaces a controversial proposal by the British architect Norman Foster that required the destruction of historic buildings, upsetting preservationists. Foster pulled out of the project last year.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/79797100/lord-foster-withdraws-from-moscow-museum-expansion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lord Foster withdraws from Moscow museum expansion</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100054706/norman-foster-explains-how-3d-printing-will-transform-architecture Norman Foster Explains How 3D Printing Will Transform Architecture Alexander Walter 2014-05-19T13:42:00-04:00 >2014-05-19T13:45:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4a/4a7aa2de7748aeebbd213dda60bf1a8e.jpg" width="636" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Super-starchitect Lord Norman Foster and his friends at the European Space Agency stunned the world last year with a plan to build a lunar base by 3D-printing it with moon dust. But what happens when you try something like that on Earth? How is 3D printing changing the way we build cities? I got the chance to ask Foster just that question at the Center for Architecture in New York City last night.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously on Archinect: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/66633417/foster-partners-works-with-european-space-agency-to-3d-print-structures-on-the-moon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster + Partners works with European Space Agency to 3D print structures on the moon</a></p>