Archinect - News 2016-07-29T11:55:58-04:00 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 >2016-07-14T23:01:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ij/ijgqihxifzvmhqca.jpg" width="514" height="249" 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/514x/ib/ibu68j4mq2k3pd7j.jpg" width="514" height="255" 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/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/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/514x/ky/kyior382ytrvifzk.jpg" width="514" height="289" 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/514x/s1/s1qo417i0eof4hjh.jpg" width="514" height="289" 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 >2016-04-09T22:15:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qc/qcikouoxdvwg6ayt.jpg" width="514" height="217" 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/514x/nc/nc1w3va7dkj6nbkt.jpg" width="514" height="225" 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/514x/fi/fi9rt0y2b48d6sjx.jpg" width="514" height="289" 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/514x/j7/j777obp3srtooxm1.jpg" width="514" height="334" 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/images/514x/fx/fxxvy0l1k73pqkxn.jpg" width="514" height="321" 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 >2015-11-30T22:30:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y3/y3toh6jacp1f4p49.jpg" width="514" height="289" 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 title="" alt="" 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 title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3z/3z008l4nqqsgv5tw.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" 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/514x/p0/p0cvy5u5joxuq4p5.jpg" width="514" height="334" 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/514x/qv/qvc5c62ld900q4zc.jpg" width="514" height="372" 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/514x/jw/jwzbvyqcqsitpkcz.jpg" width="514" height="372" 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/514x/ke/kenzgq7ki5hu9fcp.jpg" width="514" height="320" 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/514x/5o/5or2s97irretn3tw.jpg" width="514" height="343" 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/514x/wj/wjdhx5tjlnggg0cy.jpg" width="514" height="287" 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/514x/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/514x/95/951f658a14a33eb1bcc5d00e869163e4.jpg" width="514" height="363" 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/514x/4a/4a7aa2de7748aeebbd213dda60bf1a8e.jpg" width="514" height="233" 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> http://archinect.com/news/article/99255788/norman-foster-daniel-libeskind-guy-nordenson-to-speak-at-innovators-talk-series-at-the-mcny Norman Foster, Daniel Libeskind, Guy Nordenson to speak at Innovators talk series at the MCNY Justine Testado 2014-05-05T17:44:00-04:00 >2014-05-05T17:44:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6n/6nwwhfjyoi2x3ge9.jpg" width="514" height="252" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mark your calendars! Some popular architects will be speaking in the upcoming "Innovators" talk series at the Museum of the City of New York, starting tomorrow May 6 at 6:30 p.m... Accompanying the current "Palaces for the People" exhibition, each talk will explore the influence of the Guastavino Company, led by a Catalan father-son team whose architecture, construction, and design practices helped shape NYC's built landscape.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Below is the panelist line-up:</p><p><strong>May 6</strong> - <strong>Innovators: Building Design and Construction</strong>: Guy Nordensen (Guy Nordenson Associates); Valentine Lehr (Lehr Consultants International); Jill Lerner and Marianne Kwok (Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates); and Corie Sharples (Shop Architects)</p><p><strong>May 14 </strong>- <strong>Innovators with Norman Foster: From Guastavino to the Moon</strong>: Lord Norman Foster and his engineering partner Roger Ridsdill Smith</p><p><strong>July 7</strong> - <strong>Innovators: The Uses of Tiles Today</strong>: Suzanne Stephens (writer, critic, and deputy editor of Architectural Record) as moderator; Daniel Libeskind (Studio Daniel Libeskind), Ingeborg Rocker (Harvard University GSD, Rocker-Lange Architects); and Matthew Karlin (president of Nemo Tile Company).</p><p>Find more details about the series on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/norman_foster_daniel_libeskind_guy_nordenson_to_speak_at_innovators_talk_se/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p><strong>Related: </strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96481965/first-major-guastavino-exhibition-opening-at-mcny-on-march-26" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First major Guastavino exhibition opening at MCNY on March 26</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98904715/norman-foster-as-one-of-the-first-recipients-to-receive-isamu-noguchi-award Norman Foster as one of the first recipients to receive Isamu Noguchi Award Justine Testado 2014-04-29T15:44:00-04:00 >2014-05-06T22:17:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/90/90btylwvjalrhorp.jpg" width="514" height="374" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Esteemed English architect Norman Foster and contemporary artist Hiroshi Sugimoto will be honored with the inaugural Isamu Noguchi Award this May. The award acknowledges individuals whose work relates to renowned landscape architect and artist Isamu Noguchi. Noguchi's work exhibited a multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach to the arts as well as promoted the value of innovation, global consciousness, and Japanese/American exchange.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norman Foster</a> and <a href="http://www.sugimotohiroshi.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hiroshi Sugimoto</a> will formally accept the award during the Noguchi Museum's Spring Benefit on May 13 in New York, NY.</p><p>"The evening will include a silent auction of a black and white photograph from Hiroshi Sugimoto&rsquo;s series titled &ldquo;Conceptual Forms.&rdquo; He created this series as a response to "The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (The Large Glass)" by Marcel Duchamp.</p><p>'These machines and models were created without any artistic intention. This is what motivated me to produce this series of photographs and title them 'Conceptual Forms.' Art is possible without artistic intention and can be better without It.' - Hiroshi Sugimoto"</p><p>For further event info, click <a href="http://www.noguchi.org/benefit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98163968/frank-gehry-about-his-battersea-power-station-project-norman-foster-mark-zuckerberg Frank Gehry about his Battersea Power Station project, Norman Foster, Mark Zuckerberg Alexander Walter 2014-04-16T20:28:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T20:44:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2c/2ceedeea9c98fa8ff50f74067b9078b1.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>He&rsquo;s waited until his ninth decade, but Frank Gehry is turning his attention to the London skyline, starting with Battersea Power Station, where he will draw on the capital&rsquo;s sweeping crescents and stucco terraces as part of its &pound;8bn redevelopment. He tells Harry Mount about courting controversy, banter with Norman Foster and working for Mark Zuckerberg</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/97010538/guggenheim-protesters-highlight-poor-labor-practices Guggenheim protesters highlight poor labor practices Miles Jaffe 2014-04-01T12:45:00-04:00 >2014-04-01T14:08:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ei/eias3h1fa7uf6yrl.jpg" width="400" height="294" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Saadiyat Island, off the coast of Abu Dhabi, has seen $27 billion in investments pour in as the island hopes to become a new beacon of culture in the region developers behind the island have received international attention for the poor conditions in which migrant laborers work and live. Reports have found that in some cases, the control employers hold over the island's workers, such as withholding their passports to prevent them from returning to their home countries, amounts to forced labor.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Saadiyat Island includes a half-billion-dollar branch of the Louvre Museum designed by Jean Nouvel, a national museum designed by Norman Foster and a variety of luxury resorts, golf clubs, marinas and private villas.</p><p>Where does an architect's responsibility begin and where does it end?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/95882194/winners-of-the-norman-foster-in-the-21st-century-giveaway Winners of the "NORMAN FOSTER In the 21st Century" giveaway Justine Testado 2014-03-17T18:13:00-04:00 >2014-03-18T17:41:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gs/gs27s0x585rzftlv.jpg" width="514" height="639" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A few weeks ago, Archinect had another monograph giveaway for <a href="http://www.arquitecturaviva.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arquitectura Viva</a>'s "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93827405/win-norman-foster-in-the-21st-century-from-arquitectura-viva" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norman Foster In the 21st Century</a>". The most recent and longest installment in AV's monograph series, the book features 50 works and projects by British architect Norman Foster that were developed in the 21st century.</p><p>The lucky winners who'll receive the "Norman Foster" monograph are:</p><ul><li><strong>David I.</strong> - Detroit, MI</li><li><strong>Andrew H.</strong> - Cambridge, MA</li></ul><p>Congrats, David and Andrew! Thanks to everyone that participated.<br><br>For more details about the book, click <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93827405/win-norman-foster-in-the-21st-century-from-arquitectura-viva" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93827405/win-norman-foster-in-the-21st-century-from-arquitectura-viva Win "NORMAN FOSTER In the 21st Century" from Arquitectura Viva Justine Testado 2014-03-03T20:06:00-05:00 >2014-03-17T17:53:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sj/sjsrcrcdwamx7aif.jpg" width="514" height="636" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Missed our last monograph giveaway? Here's your next chance. Archinect is giving out another big-name architect's monograph: <em><strong>Norman Foster</strong> In the 21st Century</em>. The 328-page book is the longest installment from publisher <a href="http://www.arquitecturaviva.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arquitectura Viva</a>'s monograph series.</p><p><strong>To be eligible for this random drawing, <a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?usp=drive_web&amp;formkey=dGFGQWg3NjRVeWhaekEybUpjdFRCYXc6MA#gid=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">please fill out this survey</a> by end of day March 7, 2014. Winners will be selected at random. Good luck!</strong></p><p>Keep reading for more details from AV...<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9p/9pg0juoqlbha50l5.jpg"></p><p>"Over the course of more than fifty years, the prolific oeuvre of Norman Foster has earned worldwide renown for its innovative approach and environmental commitment. The third AV monograph devoted to the British architect &mdash; after issues 38 and 78 &mdash; gathers fifty works and projects developed in the 21st century."<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uh/uhciugniwj5ja8by.jpg"><br><br>"Produced in close collaboration with the architect, the monograph begins with an extensive essay in which Norman Foster takes stock of this influences, and continues with an article by Luis Fern&aacute;ndez-Galiano."<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cj/cjkb7xq5k75s1j6v.jpg"><br><br>"Structured in eight thematic grou...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/79797100/lord-foster-withdraws-from-moscow-museum-expansion Lord Foster withdraws from Moscow museum expansion Archinect 2013-08-19T09:55:00-04:00 >2013-08-26T18:34:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9p/9petwph82657qyhu.jpg" width="514" height="292" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Renowned British architect Norman Foster has resigned from a proposed expansion to the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow. In a statement released on Thursday, Foster + Partners claimed it had formally resigned from the project more than two months ago. In 2009, the Russian government approved Foster's plans and agreed a sum of $650m (&pound;415m) to modernise and expand the museum. But the project subsequently stalled.</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/69679281/steve-jobs-architect Steve Jobs, Architect? Places Journal 2013-03-18T19:24:00-04:00 >2013-03-19T18:19:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wu/wu6hu5ak9ppta5gj.jpg" width="514" height="379" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Yet another treatise on Steve Jobs? As an &ldquo;architect&rdquo; &mdash; really? And with Apple seemingly waning, aren't we behind the curve on this? Suffice it to say that my interest is not solely in Jobs himself, but rather in the challenge he poses to the methods and purpose of an architectural historian.... But since architectural stories are surprising rare here on the edge of the continent, I need a shtick; no matter my connoisseur-ish personal tastes and leftist political dispositions.</p></em><br /><br /><p> What is revealed when we contemplate the late Steve Jobs not only as a technologist extraordinaire but also as a sort of architect? And if we then compare Jobs with another complicated virtuoso, Rem Koolhaas? On Places, architectural historian Simon Sadler argues "Jobs and Koolhaas both seem to have been driven by the possibility that they can act inside, or around, a postmodern world resistant to purpose. Both share an attraction toward design as a type of hermeneutics &mdash; a will to learn about the world through the attempt to change it."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/66523690/in-renderings-for-a-library-landmark-stacks-of-questions-still In Renderings for a Library Landmark, Stacks of Questions, Still anthony dong 2013-01-30T12:05:00-05:00 >2013-01-31T15:01:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l0/l0fi4i1weiusjzq7.jpg" width="514" height="256" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The value of an institution isn&rsquo;t measured in public square feet. But its value can be devalued by bad architecture...The designs have all the elegance and distinction of a suburban mall. I was reminded that Mr. Foster is also responsible for the canopied enclosure of the inner court at the British Museum, a pompous waste of public space that inserts a shopping gallery into the heart of a sublime cultural institution.</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/62859973/tribute-to-oscar-niemeyer-by-norman-foster Tribute to Oscar Niemeyer by Norman Foster Archinect 2012-12-06T11:14:00-05:00 >2012-12-10T18:51:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/st/stjlb78yq3vijpiq.jpg" width="447" height="674" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Oscar Niemeyer. He was an inspiration to me &ndash; and to a generation of architects. Few people get to meet their heroes and I am grateful to have had the chance to spend time with him in Rio last year.</p></em><br /><br /><p> For architects schooled in the mainstream Modern Movement, he stood accepted wisdom on its head. Inverting the familiar dictum that &lsquo;form follows function&rsquo;, Niemeyer demonstrated instead that, &lsquo;When a form creates beauty it becomes functional and therefore fundamental in architecture&rsquo;.</p> <p> It is said that when the pioneering Russian cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin visited Brasilia he likened the experience to landing on a different planet. Many people seeing Niemeyer&rsquo;s city for the first time must have felt the same way. It was daring, sculptural, colourful and free - and like nothing else that had gone before. Few architects in recent history have been able to summon such a vibrant vocabulary and structure it into such a brilliantly communicative and seductive tectonic language.</p> <p> One cannot contemplate Brasilia&rsquo;s crown-like cathedral, for example, without being thrilled both by its formal dynamism and its structural economy, which combine to engender a sense almost of weightlessness from ...</p>