Archinect - News 2016-06-25T04:43:15-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149945637/weaving-cobwebs-of-memory-into-an-abandoned-house Weaving cobwebs of memory into an abandoned house Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-16T18:44:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T23:51:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6a/6a10ded30660fc650d24df31f0bbf5a7.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Inside 516 Sampsonia Way, a 19th-century row house in the Mexican War Streets neighborhood, there no longer appear to be any 90-degree angles. Any corners have become cavernous and rounded from the innumerable lines of yarn of Chiharu Shiota&rsquo;s Trace of Memory, creating acute and obtuse angles. And while some people try to cleanse spaces or their superstitious gateways by sageing doorways, this installation does the opposite, appealing to some kind of liminal god to crack open time</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Florida rental home wrapped in foil for art's sake, confusion ensues as expected" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129328530/florida-rental-home-wrapped-in-foil-for-art-s-sake-confusion-ensues-as-expected" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Florida rental home wrapped in foil for art's sake, confusion ensues as expected</a></li><li><a title="Christo wins court judgement, keeping alive his vision for 5.9 miles of silver fabric above the Arkansas River" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117689337/christo-wins-court-judgement-keeping-alive-his-vision-for-5-9-miles-of-silver-fabric-above-the-arkansas-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christo wins court judgement, keeping alive his vision for 5.9 miles of silver fabric above the Arkansas River</a></li><li><a title="8,000 Glowing Balloons Recreate the Berlin Wall" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113115295/8-000-glowing-balloons-recreate-the-berlin-wall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">8,000 Glowing Balloons Recreate the Berlin Wall</a></li><li><a title="Ten Top Images on Archinect's &quot;Installations&quot; Pinterest Board" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143134443/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-installations-pinterest-board" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Installations" Pinterest Board</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/142395018/editor-s-picks-436 Editor's Picks #436 Nam Henderson 2015-12-02T12:57:00-05:00 >2015-12-04T06:14:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cu/cumrdzqvvnwxjkgo.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;published back to back chats with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/141017276/emotional-tactility-tom-kundig-s-latest-works" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tom Kundig</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/140953853/a-dance-for-architecture-a-conversation-with-steven-holl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl</a>.&nbsp;The former, on the release of &lsquo;<strong>Tom Kundig: Works</strong>&rsquo; by Princeton Architectural Press which features nine of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/49784837/olson-kundig-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olson Kundig</a>&rsquo;s most recent works.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sn/sn4ez3wsvna5ou3n.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/08/08i3neht4ca0xvpl.jpg"></p><p>The later, on the occasion of Phaidon&rsquo;s comprehensive new monograph &lsquo;<strong>Steven Holl</strong>&rsquo;, written by Holl&rsquo;s friend, colleague and former student, Robert McCarter.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l1/l1v22ez3fwqaw9qd.jpg"></p><p><br><strong>News</strong></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141359175/architecture-billings-index-in-october-still-showing-an-increase-in-design-services" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) returned to positive territory after a slight dip in August</a>.&nbsp;The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the September ABI score was 53.7, up from a mark of 49.1 in August.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fy/fy5zcw9q77deh9np.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141282117/big-sanaa-lacaton-vassal-pre-qualified-to-compete-in-designing-new-aarhus-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a>&nbsp;(in collaboration with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125740749/sanaa-sn-hetta-kpmb-west-8-david-baker-architects-and-egor-orlov-are-among-this-week-s-many-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">West 8</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/75257656/riba-international-award-winners-2013-announced" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atelier Ten</a>) released <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141437838/big-unveils-28-acre-master-plan-for-pittsburgh-s-lower-hill-district" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a master plan</a> for Pittsburgh's&nbsp;Lower Hill District.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/118068376/marc-miller" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marc Mille</a>r&nbsp;offered some criticism "<em>The plan as presently proposed ignores much of the history and context of the lower hill...In some respects it repeats previous mistakes...Small gestures that look internally instead of making large connections across the urban fabric...it's improperly grou...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/141437838/big-unveils-28-acre-master-plan-for-pittsburgh-s-lower-hill-district BIG unveils 28-acre master plan for Pittsburgh's Lower Hill District Julia Ingalls 2015-11-19T14:03:00-05:00 >2015-12-11T15:35:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/de/ded91t2egnwu6tgk.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A meandering urban flow lies at the heart of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141282117/big-sanaa-lacaton-vassal-pre-qualified-to-compete-in-designing-new-aarhus-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a>'s master plan for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107636936/pittsburgh-s-place-in-the-placemaking-movement" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pittsburgh</a>, which is appropriate since the plan's primary function is to connect the Hill District to the city's downtown core. Collaborating with&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125740749/sanaa-sn-hetta-kpmb-west-8-david-baker-architects-and-egor-orlov-are-among-this-week-s-many-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">West 8</a> (landscape architecture) and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/75257656/riba-international-award-winners-2013-announced" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atelier Ten</a> (sustainability), BIG's master plan includes 1.2 million square feet of residential space and 1.25 million square feet of office, retail, and hotel space.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/et/eth5wwj83526x13d.jpg"></p><p>As <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132566360/architects-are-not-the-creators-of-the-city-but-the-midwives-says-bjarke-ingels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a> explained, "The masterplan for the Lower Hill District is created by supplementing the existing street grid with a new network of parks and paths shaped to optimize the sloping hill side for human accessibility for all generations. The paths are turned and twisted to&nbsp;always find a gentle sloping path leading pedestrians and bicyclists comfortably up and down the hillside. The resulting urban fabric combines a green network of effortless circulation with a quirky character reminiscent of a historical downtown."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pp/ppe7qbaaue8ogyvj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/07/07wjf30a3fep0le1.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uv/uvx8wb14g0d12vhj.jpg"></p><p>In an attempt to incorporate the aesthetics of th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121586027/get-lectured-carnegie-mellon-university-spring-15 Get Lectured: Carnegie Mellon University, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-02-25T13:53:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T17:23:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mw/mwerc91u9d2disz4.jpg" width="514" height="749" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The next featured poster comes from the Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Listed below are upcoming events only. Free + open to the public.</p><p><em>Feb 27</em><br>5:30 pm<br><strong>BERNARD TSCHUMI</strong> / Bernard Tschumi Architects - New York, Paris; Professor, Columbia University<br>&lsquo;Concept and Notation&rsquo; - Alan H Rider Distinguished Lecture<br>at Carnegie Lecture Hall</p><p><em>Mar 19</em><br>6:30 pm<br><strong>EMMANUELLE MOUREAUX</strong> / Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design - Tokyo<br>&lsquo;Shikiri&rsquo;<br>at Kresge Theatre<br>Exhibition opening precedes lecture at 5:30 in the CFA Great Hall - part of <a href="http://watsonfestival.org/2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">wats:ON? Festival 20...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107636936/pittsburgh-s-place-in-the-placemaking-movement Pittsburgh’s Place in the Placemaking Movement Alexander Walter 2014-08-28T14:09:00-04:00 >2014-09-03T19:47:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/91/91287b6b3ba352429a2da2c961f5c946.jpg" width="514" height="274" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Pittsburgh has done it again! After being named &ldquo;America&rsquo;s Most Livable City&rdquo; by Forbes in 2010 and one of the &ldquo;Best All-American Vacations&rdquo; earlier this year by The Travel Channel, it was recently named as the second &ldquo;most livable city&rdquo; in the United States by the Economist Intelligence Unit&rsquo;s 2014 livability survey [...]. Pittsburgh is ripe for Placemaking [...], making it the perfect host city for this seminal gathering of Placemaking leaders and walking and bicycling professionals.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106959605/melbourne-named-world-s-most-liveable-city-for-fourth-consecutive-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Melbourne named world&rsquo;s most liveable city for fourth consecutive year</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/94268531/where-are-the-heroes-to-save-pittsburgh-s-african-american-center Where Are The Heroes To Save Pittsburgh's African-American Center? Alexander Walter 2014-02-24T14:07:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T21:32:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5f/5f70b613a650c3845e943979c3b705df.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 2009 a gleaming performing arts space opened to great fanfare in downtown Pittsburgh. The distinctive is as long as the block it occupies, and the corner of the building looks like the sail of a ship made in glass and stone. The August Wilson Center for African American Culture was meant to be a hub for African-American theater, art and education, named after renowned playwright and native son . Today the Center is for sale, unable to pay its bills.</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/83288532/get-lectured-carnegie-mellon-university-fall-13 Get Lectured: Carnegie Mellon University Fall '13 Justine Testado 2013-10-03T12:55:00-04:00 >2014-05-08T21:03:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i9/i9bik2le4tii447t.jpg" width="514" height="291" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2013</strong></a><br><br>Here on Archinect we recently launched "Get Lectured", where we'll feature a school's lecture series--along with their snazzy posters--for the current season. Check back regularly to stay up-to-date and mark your calendars for any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture is our featured lectured series for Thursday.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>All lectures begin at <strong>6:30 pm</strong> and are free and open to the public. Note each lecture's locations.</p><p><strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p><p><em><strong>September 16</strong></em><br><strong>Maria Aiolova</strong> / Terreform ONE, New York<br><strong>"Urbaneering Cities"</strong><br>at <strong>Carnegie Museum of Art Theate</strong>r: 4400 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh<br>Alan H. Rider Distinguished Lecture<br><br><em><strong>September 23</strong></em><br><strong>Peter Rich /</strong> Peter Rich Architects, Johannesburg<br><strong>"Learnt in Translation"</strong><br>at <strong>Kresge Theatre</strong>: located in Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts building<br>Alan H. Rider ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/45468130/maya-lin-invites-and-challenges-visitors-to-her-website-to-help-improve-earth-s-well-being Maya Lin invites and challenges visitors to her website to help improve Earth's well-being Archinect 2012-04-18T19:46:00-04:00 >2012-04-18T19:49:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y1/y1lzorp65zymb0u8.jpg" width="514" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ms. Lin conceived "What Is Missing?" as the fifth, and last, of her memorial projects, which began with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial built on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., in 1982.</p></em><br /><br /><p> If you're looking for something to do on Earth Day, consider a visit to <a href="http://www.whatismissing.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.whatismissing.net</a>, the site developed by noted artist and activist Maya Lin that launches its second stage Sunday.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/3680389/upcoming-architecture-design-events Upcoming Architecture & Design Events Archinect 2011-04-21T13:40:10-04:00 >2011-04-21T15:24:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g9/g9qn9xl7qwp690n9.jpg" width="514" height="129" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong><u>Thursday April 21</u></strong></p> <p> <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/van_alen_books_launch_party/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Van Alen Books Launch Party</a>, New York, NY</p> <p> <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/lecture_by_ogrydziak_prillinger/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lecture by Ogrydziak Prillinger</a>, Bellevue, Washington</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong><u>Friday April 22</u></strong></p> <p> <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/interpretations_exhibition_practice/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interpretations: Exhibition Practice</a>, New York, NY</p> <p> <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/pidgin_magazine_10_launch/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PIDGIN Magazine #10 Launch</a>, New York, NY</p> <p> <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/kim_beom/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kim Beom</a>, Los Angeles, CA</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong><u>Saturday April 23</u></strong></p> <p> <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/triangle_modernist_houses_presents_2nd_frank_lloyd_wright_tour/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Triangle Modernist Houses Presents 2nd Frank Lloyd Wright Tour</a>, Pittsburgh, PA</p> <p> <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/open_house_by_droog_led_by_diller_scofidio_renfro/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Open house by Droog led by Diller Scofidio +Renfro</a>, New York</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong><u>Monday April 25</u></strong></p> <p> <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/lecture_by_anton_garcia-abril_ensamble_studio/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lecture by Ant&oacute;n Garc&iacute;a-Abril | Ensamble Studio</a>, Chicago, IL</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong><u>Tuesday April 26</u></strong></p> <p> <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/international_sculpture_center_isc_lifetime_achievement_awar/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">International Sculpture Center (ISC) Lifetime Achievement Awar</a>, New York, NY</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong><u>Wednesday April 27</u></strong></p> <p> <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/architectural_photography_exhibit_drinks_by_design/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Photography Exhibit / Drinks by Design</a>, San Francisco, CA</p> <p> <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/european_media_art_festival_2011/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">European Media Art Festival 2011</a>, Osnabr&uuml;ck, Germany</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong><u>Thursday April 28</u></strong></p> <p> <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/streets_as_places_moblog1/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Streets as Places</a>, New York City, NY</p> <p> <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/how_to_turn_a_place_around_moblog1/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How to Turn a Place Around</a>, New York City, NY</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>Event listings powered by <a href="http://www.archinect.com/links/redirect.php?action=redirect&amp;post_id=?id=56173_0_26_0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> ~ <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competitions/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Competitions</a>, <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/events/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Events</a> &amp; <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/news/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">News</a> | <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/submit/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Submit</a></em></p>...