Archinect - News 2014-10-26T05:53:59-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/109562348/kazuyo-sejima-of-sanaa-lectures-at-gsapp Kazuyo Sejima of SANAA lectures at GSAPP Ayesha Ghosh 2014-09-22T16:47:00-04:00 >2014-10-01T22:00:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ci/ciqnugv7ydilfi8k.jpg" width="514" height="297" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This past Wednesday, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/172726/kazuyo-sejima" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kazuyo Sejima</a>&nbsp;of <a href="http://archinect.com/sanaa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA</a> addressed an overflowing Wood Auditorium, giving the first <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108248755/get-lectured-columbia-gsapp-fall-14" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GSAPP lecture</a> of the semester. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106406329/amale-andraos-to-succeed-mark-wigley-as-gsapp-s-new-dean" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Recently appointed dean Amale Andraos</a> gave a brief introduction of Sejima and returned at the end of the lecture to lead a discussion as well as the Q/A portion of the evening.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Sejima began her lecture by explaining her choice of &ldquo;Canopy&rdquo; as her theme, an idea that is central to her, both as a part of SANAA and independently. &ldquo;I like to make a space like a park, because a park is a place where different kind of people can gather,&rdquo; stated Sejima, describing her desire to create an architecture that allows diverse groups of people to come together to both share and create their own space. By developing the concept of a canopy, Sejima creates a direct connection with the building and the environment, in a similar way that parks connect people with each other and the environment.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hg/hg9rx6a9o0w2whtz.jpg"></p><p>Starting with the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96351/sanaa-s-rolex-learning-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rolex Learning Center in Lausanne</a>, Switzerland and conclud...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90858670/vancouver-art-gallery-opens-up-shortlist-ring-to-five-international-design-heavyweights Vancouver Art Gallery opens up shortlist ring to five international design heavyweights Alexander Walter 2014-01-09T21:04:00-05:00 >2014-01-15T11:18:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7w/7wox1wrvjmol09vm.jpg" width="514" height="324" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The heat is on in the architectural competition for Vancouver Art Gallery's new downtown home on a site at West Georgia and Cambie Streets. From a pool of 75 applicants, the gallery narrowed down a shortlist of five firms &mdash; all of which are no strangers to designing world-class exhibition spaces.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The five finalists are:</p> <ul><li> Diller Scofidio + Renfro (New York)</li> <li> Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects (New York)</li> <li> Herzog &amp; de Meuron (Basel)</li> <li> KPMB Architects (Toronto)</li> <li> SANAA (Tokyo)</li> </ul><p> Could this be the welcome redemption time for TWBTA after <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90772488/american-folk-art-museum-will-be-razed-in-diller-scofidio-renfro-s-moma-expansion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">it was announced</a> just yesterday that DS+R's MoMA expansion will officially raze the much beloved <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/8366/american-folk-art-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">American Folk Art Museum</a>? <em>(*ding ding ding!*)</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/81603030/sanaa-wins-taichung-city-cultural-center-competition SANAA wins Taichung City Cultural Center competition Alexander Walter 2013-09-11T15:43:00-04:00 >2013-09-16T23:01:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jo/jozgxz5tyfilfym7.jpg" width="514" height="278" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The highly popular Taichung City Cultural Center International Competition in Taiwan just announced its much anticipated list of winners, and it's the Pritzker Prize-winning team of Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA with local partner Ricky Liu &amp; Associates to snatch the top honors.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>SANAA's winning ensemble of playfully arranged white, translucent boxes beat out designs by the four other recently shortlisted teams including Peter Eisenman Architects, Jean-loup Baldacci, MASS STUDIES and St&uuml;cheli Architekten.</em></p> <p> Click <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/307060/taichung-city-cultural-center" target="_blank">here</a> to see more News posts about the Taichung City Cultural Center competition.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/68391004/junya-ishigami-s-architecture-models-go-on-show-at-desingel-antwerp Junya Ishigami's architecture models go on show at DeSingel, Antwerp Archinect 2013-02-26T14:29:00-05:00 >2013-02-27T12:05:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a4/a40pw02fy8u5i2nj.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Japanese architect Junya Ishigami has built a miniature landscape at DeSingel International Arts Campus in Antwerp. The former SANAA employee - who set up his fast-emerging practice in 2004 - has sited over fifty of his architecture models on a series of long tables inside the Campus, giving visitors a intimate overview of his varied oeuvre.</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/62803119/louvre-lens-helping-a-mining-town-shed-its-image Louvre-Lens: helping a mining town shed its image Archinect 2012-12-05T15:01:00-05:00 >2012-12-10T22:58:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fx/fx4jv1xb02f0s3n2.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The &euro;150m satellite of Paris's Louvre museum shimmers like an apparition on the raised plane of the former coalmine, looking down over streets of pitch-roofed miners' houses, dotted with the occasional chip shop. The building is formed from a series of long, low-slung walls that fade in and out of view as the changing light dances over its surface &ndash; or as clouds of drizzle engulf it entirely in the wintry gloom.</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/62411314/sanaa-presents-their-design-for-the-new-bocconi-university-campus SANAA presents their design for the new Bocconi University campus Archinect 2012-11-29T19:27:00-05:00 >2012-12-10T18:42:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/42/42256e6046f46fc077dee05f71ff6262.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After the success linked to their Rolex Learning Centre, built on the campus of EPFL Ecole Polytechnique F&eacute;d&eacute;rale de Lausanne, SANAA again set out to design a non-hierarchal relationship between the elements of a landscape that is human before it is architectural. The campus lies on the former site of Milan's Centrale del Latte (milk-processing plant), whose north side is attached to the university's existing complex.</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/59297613/promising-young-architects-selected-as-finalists-for-the-rolex-mentor-and-prot-g-arts-initiative Promising young architects selected as finalists for the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative Archinect 2012-10-14T15:36:00-04:00 >2012-10-21T18:13:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ba/ba647259ec791c69a2e72da1287f73c9.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Following a worldwide search for the most outstanding young talents in architecture, Rolex has announced the finalists for a year-long mentorship with renowned Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The finalists are:</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/av/avgfs8xz4vunjtg3.jpg" title=""></p> <p> 2012-2013 ARCHITECTURE PROT&Eacute;G&Eacute;E FINALIST FRIDA ESCOBEDO<br> Frida Escobedo, 32, is the acting director of a small architecture firm, Frida Escobedo Studio, in Mexico City, where she is currently working on multiple projects for the National Council of Arts (CONACULTA). She is also a member of the Domus Mexico Editiorial Board and teaches at the Universidad Anahuac.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ny/nysbobgwpdwr4s78.jpg" title=""></p> <p> 2012-2013 ARCHITECTURE PROT&Eacute;G&Eacute; FINALIST CAMILO RESTREPO<br> Camilo Restrepo Ochoa, is a 38 year-old Colombian architect. His projects involve curating, public competitions, private commissions and research in territorial and urban issues. He has a Master in Urbanism, architecture and urban culture from the Centro de Cultura Contempor&aacute;nea de Barcelona CCCB, Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya UPC, in Barcelona, Spain.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qe/qewk8sreuol5srrc.jpg" title=""></p> <p> 2012-2013 ARCHITECTURE PROT&Eacute;G&Eacute; FINALIST YANG ZHAO<br> Yang Zhao, 32, started an architectural practice, Zhaoyang Studio, in 2007. His current projects include working on two bu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/58366592/editor-s-picks-284 Editor's Picks #284 Nam Henderson 2012-10-01T01:10:00-04:00 >2012-10-02T20:01:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n4/n47ck0i908scmyxe.jpg" width="514" height="166" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This week, SANAA released a proposal for its first building in the United States , located in New Canaan, Connecticut. The steel, concrete, and wood headquarters for the Grace Farms Foundation will wind its way along a piece of the 75-acre property owned by the nonprofit charitable organization. FRaC labeled it a "running fence" yet, AP simply "love(d) it".</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>News</strong><br> Caela J. McKeever a self-described "<em>young architect</em>" penned <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/58005476/how-the-economy-upended-young-architects-hopes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How the economy upended young architects' hopes</a>. The piece looks at how&nbsp; frustrated architecture grads of her generation are dropping out of the profession leading to a "<em>renaissance happening among young architects &mdash; and it&rsquo;s not in architecture</em>".&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2752895/fred-scharmen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fred Scharmen</a>&nbsp;argued "<em>The concerns the author highlights are real, but IMO, not traceable directly back to the economy, rather to the failure of many offices to respond to the opportunities laid out by the current crisis. Models of office hierarchy, project delivery, marketing, and client relations need to change. ...I was lucky enough to have experience with one office that recognized this, and is in the process of adapting</em>"&nbsp;while <strong>Given</strong> replied "<em>I have to say of all the complaints I have against the profession, the ones she makes aren't really the ones I care about...Id much rather fix the growing trend towards the field being divided between rich young people doing high ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/58092018/sanaa-unveils-design-for-first-u-s-building-since-pritzker-win SANAA Unveils Design for First U.S. Building Since Pritzker Win Archinect 2012-09-26T19:20:00-04:00 >2012-09-27T13:49:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ef/efacffd0fdd1c3427d5d26c44bca3212.jpg" width="514" height="228" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This week, the Tokyo-based firm SANAA released a proposal for its first building in the United States since its principals&mdash;Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa&mdash;won the Pritzker Prize in 2010. Located in New Canaan, Connecticut, the 65,000-square-foot glass, steel, concrete, and wood headquarters for the Grace Farms Foundation will wind its way along a piece of the 75-acre property owned by the nonprofit charitable organization.</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/45356225/architectural-videography-from-japan Architectural videography from Japan Paul Petrunia 2012-04-17T20:22:00-04:00 >2012-04-22T20:53:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n5/n54dit7b34tpy60z.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Michael Kim, from <a href="http://www.tramnesia.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tramnesia</a>, has shared with us a couple new films he's recently completed, as part of a larger documentary about life in Kanazawa, Japan. The first one below is about SANAA's 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, and the following one is about a new public library by a smaller Tokyo-based firm called Coelacanth.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/44871471/menil-collection-plans-new-building-for-drawing-institute-four-architecture-firms-named-as-finalists Menil Collection plans new building for Drawing Institute; four architecture firms named as finalists Archinect 2012-04-13T15:47:00-04:00 >2012-04-16T20:39:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qj/qj8y5q82lgfezuid.jpg" width="514" height="391" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Four finalists have emerged from the Menil Collection's extensive international search to select an architect to design its Menil Drawing Institute (MDI), the first major project to be built as a part of the museum's long-range master plan.</p></em><br /><br /><p> After several years of site visits, careful research and thoughtful interviews, the Menil's architecture selection committee has announced a short list of long-established and newly-emerging architectural firms:</p> <ul><li> <strong>Tatiana Bilbao</strong> &mdash; up-and-coming Mexico City architect with a number of high-profile projects under her belt, including a building co-designed with artist Gabriel Orozco</li> <li> <strong>David Chipperfield Architects</strong> &mdash; renowned London-based firm behind the Menil's 2009 master plan as well as the stunning Figge Art Museum in Iowa</li> <li> <strong>Johnston Marklee</strong> &mdash; design duo from Los Angeles known for its ultramodern nods to architectural history</li> <li> <strong>SANAA</strong> &mdash; Tokyo-based designers behind the Toledo Museum of Art's Glass Pavilion and winners of the 2010 Pritzker Prize<br> &nbsp;</li> </ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/42775035/editor-s-picks-256 Editor's Picks #256 Nam Henderson 2012-03-26T12:35:00-04:00 >2012-03-26T23:24:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cz/cz4lqo8mkj1mop8i.jpg" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Lawrence Cheek explored the trend of open office design, amongst recent commercial/institutional architecture in Seattle. George Showman found fault "This is a weird article because one of the examples is an absolute palace (the Gates Foundation) and the others seem a little miserable...I have worked in an open office for years, but it was small enough that there were many moments of productive silence, and poor enough that I didn't expect more."</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1812010/orhan-ayy-ce" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;cites Reyner Banham, the systems man, in his latest <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/42138898/next-series-faster-pussycat-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NEXT SERIES: FASTER PUSSYCAT CITY</a> feature. Quoting from <strong>Bricologues A La Lanterne</strong>, &nbsp;wherein Banham wrote "<em>People who can believe that mass bricolage is a sovereign remedy...should think again, carefully</em>", Orhan provides some critical insight into a current personal interest "<em>cities designed in few charrette hours</em>" tellingly asking "<em>Suburbia is dead, long live the city. Right?...This is the consumer culture's life-stylism as urbanism.</em>"<br><br><strong>News</strong><br> Lawrence Cheek explored the trend of open office design, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/41973983/open-doors-form-open-minds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">amongst recent commercial/institutional architecture in Seattle</a>.&nbsp;<strong>George Showman</strong> found fault "<em>This is a weird article because one of the examples is an absolute palace (the Gates Foundation) and the others seem a little miserable...I have worked in an open office for years, but it was small enough that there were many moments of productive silence, and poor enough that I didn't expect more.</em>" &nbsp;<strong>toasteroven </strong>agreed in spirit expla...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/23066079/carsten-h-ller-is-installing-a-slide-at-new-museum Carsten Höller Is Installing a Slide at New Museum anthony dong 2011-10-07T12:28:13-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3i/3iccz533cjmiwxwm.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If all goes as planned, the New Museum&rsquo;s five-year-old building on the Bowery will become something of an amusement park beginning Oct. 26, with visitors hurtling through a giant plastic tube from the fourth floor to the second</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/90262/sanaa-s-serpentine-unveiled SANAA's Serpentine Unveiled Paul Petrunia 2009-07-08T17:57:00-04:00 >2014-06-11T14:05:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zi/zi5n2lvyxgu8it8j.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This morning, the press viewing took place for this year&rsquo;s Serpentine Pavilion, the temporary summer cafe and event space commissioned annually by the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens, London. <a href="http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/in-pictures-sanaas-serpentine-pavilion/5204775.article" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AJ</a><br><br><img src="http://spaceinvading.com/bookmarklet/Images/0907091247161837TheSerpentineGalleryPa003.jpg"></p>