Archinect - News 2014-10-25T01:45:29-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/103093761/gaud-s-uncompleted-masterpiece-will-finally-be-finished-in-ice Gaudí’s uncompleted masterpiece will finally be finished—in ice Alexander Walter 2014-06-30T13:54:00-04:00 >2014-06-30T13:57:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5f/5f5bf0116cfe2a91583ec8337a869c36.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A group of students at the Eindhoven University of Technology are trying to build a new, temporary version of the monumental church well before then, but with some notable differences. At just over 123 feet tall, their Sagrada Familia will be a 1:4 model of the original. It will be erected on a site in Finland, almost 2,000 miles north of Barcelona. It will take them three weeks to build it this winter, rather than a century. And instead of stone, it will be constructed out of ice.</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/83085278/a-1-minute-video-shows-the-completion-of-gaud-s-sagrada-fam-lia A 1-Minute Video Shows The Completion Of Gaudí's Sagrada Família Archinect 2013-09-30T20:47:00-04:00 >2013-09-30T20:47:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/66/66lut83m61zzjcsd.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new video, released by the Sagrada Fam&iacute;lia Foundation, illustrates what some of those changes might look like. Combining helicopter footage with computer-animated renderings, the structure&rsquo;s final stages take shape before you eyes. Spires shoot up in succession, the central cupola rises into view, and the Glory facade--the church&rsquo;s principal entrance as outlined by Gaud&iacute;--materializes out of thin air.</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/69694364/editor-s-picks-307 Editor's Picks #307 Nam Henderson 2013-03-19T17:39:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T14:59:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zc/zczj5rak1g07xas3.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Reflecting on the site of Farnsworth House, an obvious floodplain, toasteroven wondered "who pushed siting the building where it is - the client or mies?". To which snooker-doodle-dandy replied "don't believe Mies would ever let a Client tell him what to do. In fact if they tried, he would most likely stuff out his Cuban cigar on their forehead"</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69398442/fox-river-flash-flooding-surrounds-the-farnsworth-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As of March 11, 2013 Farnsworth House is fully surrounded by river water, but neither the lower deck nor the upper deck had yet been breached</a>.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69398442/fox-river-flash-flooding-surrounds-the-farnsworth-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zc/zczj5rak1g07xas3.jpg"></a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69398442/fox-river-flash-flooding-surrounds-the-farnsworth-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Petrunia</a> noted that last time it happened "<em>They even blogged the cleanup: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/80993/farnsworth-clean-up" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://archinect.com/news/article/80993/farnsworth-clean-up</a></em>".</p><p>Reflecting on the site of Farnsworth House, an obvious floodplain, <strong>toasteroven</strong> wondered "<em>who pushed siting the building where it is - the client or mies?</em>". To which <strong>snooker-doodle-dandy</strong> replied "<em>don't believe Mies would ever let a Client tell him what to do.&nbsp; In fact if they tried,&nbsp; he would most likely stuff out&nbsp; his Cuban&nbsp; cigar on their forehead</em>"</p><p>For her part <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a> expressed the opinion "<em>I think evilplatypus - whose presence here I miss - once noted that the 100 year flood level that Mies used to site the building has been radically changed due to the massive suburban development that has happened upstream in the intervening 60 years. I think the house should be moved</em>".</p><p><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aa/aanyp03ix5cc6qj6.jpg"></p><p>AIA Chief Executive Office...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/69268266/130-years-later-modern-software-helps-complete-gaudi-s-architectural-masterpiece 130 years later, modern software helps complete Gaudi's architectural masterpiece Archinect 2013-03-11T15:26:00-04:00 >2013-03-24T17:02:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/80/80a834bcac0a945b617facfed237ba95.jpg" width="514" height="293" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Using advanced aeronautical design software, Mark Burry and other architects have been able to reverse engineer Gaudi's models from leftover shards. Today, Burry is among a group of architects leading construction on the church's central tower, which, when completed, will stand 566 feet above the ground, making it the tallest church on Earth. But the fact that they had to use 21st century software to realize a 19th century vision stands as testament to Gaudi's avant garde design language.</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/21464711/gaud-s-unfinished-sagrada-fam-lia-does-not-need-a-completion-date Gaudí's unfinished Sagrada Família does not need a completion date Alexander Walter 2011-09-23T14:30:24-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a7/a7653ef41268fa57ed58641d7df70666.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"My client is not in a hurry", Antoni Gaud&iacute; is said to have remarked when asked if he was concerned about the time it was taking to build the Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family in Barcelona. According to the Old Testament, Gaud&iacute;'s client was in much more of a hurry than his architect: he rushed to create the world in just six days, although even He needed a rest on the seventh.</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/3673176/sagrada-familia-reopens-after-arson-attack-bbc Sagrada Familia reopens after 'arson attack' (BBC) Javier Arbona 2011-04-21T12:02:49-04:00 >2011-05-02T14:44:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x1/x1oqqop3djzz2qhl.jpg" width="514" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One of Spain's most famous landmarks, the Sagrada Familia basilica in Barcelona, has been reopened after a suspected arson attack on Tuesday.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Read more <a href="http://hyperallergic.com/23167/sagrada-familia-fire/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Hyperallergic</a></p>