Archinect - News 2014-09-19T00:01:10-04:00 Repurposing Old Rail Stations in the Rust Belt: What Buffalo, Detroit, and Cincinnati can tell us about adaptive reuse Alexander Walter 2014-09-08T13:39:00-04:00 >2014-09-09T21:41:08-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The CTRC&rsquo;s efforts are part of a larger phenomenon of rail station preservation occurring throughout the Rust Belt, including places such as Cincinnati&rsquo;s Union Terminal, and Detroit&rsquo;s Michigan Central Station. And while a geographic disadvantage and heavy rehabilitation costs make for an uphill battle, the Buffalo nonprofit and its ebullient members have high hopes for the future.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 90 Years Later, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fuel Station Finally Built in Buffalo, NY Diane Pham 2014-06-27T14:12:00-04:00 >2014-07-01T22:57:53-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Filling up the ole&rsquo; gas tank is not a glamorous job, and usually not a task that leaves one marveling at the surrounding architecture. But in 1927, Prairie-style extraordinaire Frank Lloyd Wright put together plans for a fuel filling station in Buffalo, New York that would leave even the most seasoned driver awe struck ... 90 years later, the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum has realized Wright&rsquo;s vision.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Get Lectured: University at Buffalo, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-03-03T13:33:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T13:33:18-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><b><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</a></b><br><br>Archinect's <i>Get Lectured</i> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Since we've been receiving more submissions lately, we're gonna show off posters more often &mdash; and so you can see what events are happening in architecture schools right now!<br><br>Our first poster of the week comes from the University at Buffalo, School of Architecture and Planning.</p><p><i>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</i></p><p>Below are upcoming events only. All events are held at 6:00 pm in 301 Crosby Hall, unless otherwise noted.</p><p><strong>MARCH</strong></p><p><em>March 12 </em><br><strong>DAVID KAMP</strong> / Dirtworks</p><p><em>March 23-28 </em><br>Situated Technologies Research Group Lecture:<br><strong>BILLI...</strong></p> Plan to Raze Five Paul Rudolph Buildings in Buffalo davvid 2013-10-30T10:55:00-04:00 >2013-11-04T23:02:36-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Buffalo Planning Board will be reviewing plans to construct 48 apartments in eight new buildings next week. The complex at 270 Niagara Street sits in the shadow of City Hall. It currently contains 472 units on 9.5 acres and was completed in 1972.</p></em><br /><br /><p> On Nov 6, 2013 in Buffalo the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">City Planning Board</a> will meet to review plans submitted by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norstar Development </a>that will&nbsp;demolish five buildings of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Rudolph</a>-designed Shoreline Apartments to make room for eight new residential buildings. The is being described as "Phase 1," and the details of the later phases have not yet been made public.</p> <p> The Shoreline Apartments project was designed by Paul Rudolph and completed in 1974. It was featured in the September 1972 edition of Architectural Record.&nbsp;</p> Get Lectured: Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning Fall '13 Justine Testado 2013-09-24T11:22:00-04:00 >2013-09-24T13:47:19-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2013</a></strong></p> <p> 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> For Tuesday, we're featuring the just-launched poster from the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning.</p> <p> <em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</em></p> <p> Listed below are lectures only. All events are held at <strong>6:00 pm </strong>in <strong>301 Crosby Hall</strong>, unless otherwise noted**<br><br><strong>OCTOBER</strong></p> <p> <em><strong>October 2</strong></em><br><strong>Archiculture: Film Screening and Discussion</strong><br><strong>Ian Harris</strong>, Producer<br> Sponsored by the GSA</p> <p> <em><strong>October 9</strong></em><br><strong>The Jammal Lecture</strong><br><strong>Qing Shen</strong> / Professor and Chair, Urban Design and Planning - University of Washington</p> <p> <em><strong>October 14</strong></em><br><strong>John Peterson</strong> / Public Architecture, AIA<br> Sponsored by Open Hand St...</p> Richardson-Olmsted Complex Reuse to Include Boutique Hotel anthony dong 2013-01-28T15:29:00-05:00 >2013-01-28T20:31:49-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The redevelopment of the Richardson Olmsted Complex will...transform the former Buffalo State Hospital from a place of healing to one of hospitality. The design builds upon Olmsted's original intent while conserving existing resources, preserving the fabric of the space, and creating connections and purpose.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> In Buffalo, One Man's Living Museum anthony dong 2013-01-24T00:16:00-05:00 >2013-01-29T09:08:09-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 2009, Dennis Maher... bought an abandoned property from D&rsquo;Youville College for $10,000...After he sorted through the junk he found inside, he began to build, reconfiguring the pieces of things like a home entertainment center...and dollhouse furniture... He attached the structures he created to the floors, walls and ceilings, like Joseph Cornell sculptures run amok...You can sense dust bunnies everywhere swelling with importance.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Bat Cloud anthony dong 2012-08-03T12:33:00-04:00 >2012-08-06T15:23:45-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Bat Cloud,&rdquo; as her creation is called, is an unusual array of hanging bat houses installed at the refuge in May by the University at Buffalo architecture professor with the help of current and former students.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Creating a buzz on the waterfront anthony dong 2012-06-02T10:59:00-04:00 >2012-06-03T16:25:46-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A bunch of bees is inspiring what seems to escape so many people in Buffalo: waterfront development. With the help of a group of University at Buffalo architecture students, a local entrepreneur hopes to build on a giant bee hive he discovered in an abandoned office and turn a portion of Buffalo's historic waterfront into a design campus where manufacturers, architects and others will collaborate and mastermind new ways to use locally made materials</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Bethlehem Steel: Disposable Architecture or Iconic Landmark? Archinect 2012-05-22T14:11:00-04:00 >2012-05-22T20:00:05-04:00 <img src="" width="375" height="267" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>That's the ultimate question of the Bethlehem Steel Administration building and unfortunately it looks as if the question has already been answered by the City of Lackawanna officials and the owners. Thankfully, there are still people who don't want to see this Beaux-Arts beauty sent to the landfill like so many great buildings before it.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Martin house: The jewel in the crown anthony dong 2011-10-16T10:28:14-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"The Martin House was an extraordinary achievement, and a reason this elaborate and I think very thoughtful restoration is a good thing," Goldberger said. "It's always seemed to me, in a way, that Buffalo is making a kind of public apology for the real disaster of having torn down the Larkin Building. "This is a very good act of public repentance."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>