Archinect - News 2015-03-27T08:04:17-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/120664296/2014-chicago-prize-winners-envision-the-obama-presidential-library 2014 Chicago Prize winners envision the Obama Presidential Library Justine Testado 2015-02-13T18:06:00-05:00 >2015-02-22T20:21:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y3/y3n4644n55g9wndt.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Although an American president has <a href="http://www.archives.gov/presidential-libraries/laws/1955-act.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the right</a> to having a dedicated Presidential Library, it's no surprise that the museum-library-shrine typology can spark debate and <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/19/opinion/obama-and-his-library-go-small.html?_r=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">criticism </a>regarding its true civic purpose. As <a href="http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-obama-presidential-library-sites-20140915-story.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">plans</a> for the Barack Obama Presidential Library appear to slowly take shape, the Chicago Architectural Club organized the 2014 Chicago Prize ideas competition that invited architects to send their own speculative designs of the Obama Presidential Library. The latest competition aimed to initiate further discussion on how the presidential library typology can be reimagined.</p><p>At the end of the competition, the jury (listed at the bottom) selected two winners and three honorable mentions:</p><p>&darr; <strong>WINNER: Zhu Wenyi, Fu Junsheng, and Liang Yiang</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e5/e5yrpndsq67j76tv.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/09/09acx883zv7dro2g.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wl/wl78uedtf3m68ha7.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <strong>WINNER: Aras Burak Sen</strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1r/1r2anjpke18pni6l.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/74/747jt0htdhg78lis.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c1/c1j446kj81g3yiae.jpg"></p><p><strong>HONORABLE MENTIONS:</strong></p><p>&darr; <strong>Design Team: D&aacute;niel Palotai</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qc/qc827jspmjtjl09w.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oa/oas01nrvuqefe6iz.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <strong>Design Team: Drew Cowdrey and Trey Kirk</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nt/ntie2051fbkuacrb.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k9/k9e6wnyj4va2ccjs.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <strong>Design Team: Ann Lui and Craig Reschke</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pz/pztpdggks144cigg.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r4/r4uormbh79053a3d.jpg"></p><p>To find out more, click <a href="http://chicagoarchitecturalclub.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>2014 Chicago Prize Jury:<br>Andy Metter (Epstein); Brian Lee (SOM); ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120139990/design-archives-of-jackie-kennedy-s-wexford-house-to-be-auctioned Design archives of Jackie Kennedy's Wexford House to be auctioned Justine Testado 2015-02-06T20:48:00-05:00 >2015-02-12T19:13:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cn/cnn1ozttzlx7zz6l.jpg" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Over 400 pieces that archive the construction and design of the presidential Kennedy family's Wexford House will soon be up for sale at a live auction on February 19 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts that will be hosted by Boston-based auction company RR Auction. Bidding begins February 12-18.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kz/kz4iw9pn37ip4asb.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7l/7lr4svn8hcxl585s.jpg"></p><p>The vast collection consists of three large binders and two large folders that contain oversized building plans, paperwork, photographs, magazine tearouts with Jackie's written design notes, and handwritten correspondence that covers almost all the construction and design aspects of the Wexford House -- including 10 letters that Jackie penned herself. The collection spans from 1961-64 with emphasis on 1963, the main year of construction.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uk/ukm5stv7o1rojw8e.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gc/gcb7gfqsxri746p2.jpg"></p><p>The story behind the Wexford House reads like a saccharine yet bittersweet tale of the elusive American Dream. Named by Jackie as a nod to JFK's Irish roots, the Wexford House was constructed from late 1962 and completed in the summer of 196...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104864055/riba-elects-jane-duncan-as-next-president RIBA elects Jane Duncan as next President Archinect 2014-07-23T14:03:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T21:46:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i7/i757up99k8ks2any.jpg" width="514" height="560" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects today announced the result of its presidential election: Jane Duncan, director of <a href="http://www.janeduncanarchitects.co.uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jane Duncan Architects</a>, will become President Elect on September 1, 2014 and will take over the two-year elected presidency from Stephen Hodder on September 1, 2015. Jane Duncan will be the 75th RIBA President.</p><p>&nbsp;&ldquo;I am delighted to be elected and to have the mandate from RIBA members to undertake my election pledges on improving pride, fees and diversity within the architecture profession," said Jane Duncan after the announcement of the election result. "Over the next year I will be working hard to support Stephen Hodder and visiting and talking to members and staff across the UK.&rdquo;</p><p>On her campaign website <a href="http://www.jane4riba.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jane4RIBA</a>, Duncan describes her goals in a mini manifesto:</p><ul><li><strong>PRIDE: </strong>"Restore pride in being an Architect and in the creative and influential work we do"</li><li><strong>PROFIT: </strong>"Drive up fees through campaigning for payment appropriate to skills and experience"</li><li><strong>PEOPLE:</strong> "Improve diver...</li></ul>