Archinect - News 2015-10-10T03:12:32-04:00 Join Archinect and Bespoke for abc/nyc - A Celebration of Architecture and Archtober, October 8th! Archinect 2015-10-01T09:15:00-04:00 >2015-10-01T17:23:27-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="603" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Archinect and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bespoke</a> invite you to join us in celebration of NYC&rsquo;s dynamic local architecture and design community. Please join us at the Steelcase Worklife Center, a terraced venue overlooking Central Park South, for an evening of music, food and cocktails with friends and colleagues.</p><p>Thursday October 8th at 6.30pm</p><p>4 Columbus Circle<br>7th Floor<br>New York, NY 10019</p><p>Click here to <a title="RSVP" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RSVP</a>.</p> Partygoers have a blast at the Architectural League's 2015 Beaux Arts Ball Justine Testado 2015-09-22T09:48:00-04:00 >2015-09-22T12:23:09-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architects, designers, and artists gathered at the Knockdown Center in Queens last Friday night for the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League of New York</a>'s <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beaux Arts Ball 2015</a>. Co-chaired by Vishaan Chakrabarti of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SHoP Architects</a> and Maria Alataris,&nbsp;this year's "Threshold" theme kicks off another cultural year for The Architectural League and the New York design community. It also nods to the industrial history of the Knockdown Center, a former doorframe factory that was restored into an arts and performance space.&nbsp;</p><p>Every year, guests dress up, boogie down, socialize, and enjoy refreshments alongside fellow architects, all while helping support the League's programs.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's a glimpse of this year's party.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Inside the Knockdown Center's 50,000 square foot, 40-foot high spaces, the design offices of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alibi Studio</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MODU</a>, and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moorhead &amp; Moorhead</a> created site-specific &ldquo;threshold&rdquo; installations to play up the industrial space of the Knockdown.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Check out photos from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014: Craft</a>&nbsp;and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2013: -isms</a>.</p>... Last chance to get tickets to the Architectural League's Beaux Arts Ball 2015: THRESHOLD + Giveaway winners announced! Justine Testado 2015-09-16T21:00:00-04:00 >2015-09-16T21:28:18-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Time is running out to get tickets to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architectural League of New York</a>'s <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beaux Arts Ball 2015: Threshold</a>, happening at the Knockdown Center in Queens this Friday, September 18. Co-chaired by&nbsp;Vishaan Chakrabarti of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SHoP Architects</a> and Maria Alataris this year, the "Threshold" theme gives a hats off to the start of another cultural year for the League and the wider New York design community.</p><p>Guests get to spend an evening with fellow architects, designers, and artists for a night of fun, all while helping support the League's programs.</p><p>You can purchase tickets for $100 <a href=";eventId=6148725" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>In Archinect's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">latest giveaway</a>, two of our readers each won a free pair of tickets to the 2015 Beaux Arts Ball. They are:</p><ul><li><strong>Andrew D.</strong></li><li><strong>Jacqueline L.</strong></li></ul><p>Congrats, and enjoy the party! Thanks to everyone who participated.</p><p>For further event details, visit <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</p> Win 2 tickets to the ArchLeague's Beaux Arts Ball 2015: THRESHOLD on September 18 in NY Justine Testado 2015-09-11T14:51:00-04:00 >2015-09-14T22:06:02-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Tickets are already <a href=";eventId=6148725" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on sale</a> for the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League of New York</a>'s <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beaux Arts Ball 2015: Threshold</a>, happening at the Knockdown Center in Queens on Friday evening, September 18. Join fellow architects, designers, and artists in one of the most highly anticipated events for the New York design community.</p><p>If you haven't secured tickets yet, you're in luck because Archinect is giving away two pairs of tickets to two of our readers! (Two tickets per winner.)</p><p><strong>TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:</strong></p><p>Respond to the following question in the comment section below by Monday, September 14: What appeals to you most about the 2015 Beaux Arts Ball?</p><p>Only your first comment will count. Two winners will be announced on Tuesday, September 15.</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>Co-chaired by architects <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vishaan Chakrabarti</a> and Maria Alataris this year, the "Threshold" theme gives a hats off to the start of another cultural year for the League and the wider New York design community. It's also a play on the specific industrial history of the Knockdown Cen...</p> Archinect presents Next Up: Podcasting the Future of Architecture at Jai & Jai Gallery, Sat. Sept. 19! Nicholas Korody 2015-09-10T12:15:00-04:00 >2015-09-14T15:43:33-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="396" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Archinect is pleased to invite you to the first iteration of a two-part live-podcasting event,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Next Up</em></a>, at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jai &amp; Jai Gallery</a> in Los Angeles! From 7-9PM on Saturday, September 19, we&rsquo;ll be conducting a series of live interviews, panels, and talks with local architects at the forefront of a rapidly changing field.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Today, architecture is in the midst of a radical transformation and expansion as it adapts to unprecedented changes in the environment, technology, economy, and social spheres.&nbsp;<em>Next Up</em>&nbsp;is the first of an ongoing conversation with some of the figures helping to shape that change, and their take on the forces predicating it.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>In Los Angeles, perhaps no issue more dramatically pertains to our urban future than water scarcity. Join us as we address the on-going California drought with the first public announcement of the winners of our <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dry Futures</a> competition alongside a conversation with the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">jurors</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src=""></a></p><p>In an adjacent space, we&rsquo;re screening a series of video works by architects as wel...</p> The Architectural League announces the Beaux Arts Ball 2015: Threshold Justine Testado 2015-09-03T21:57:00-04:00 >2015-09-04T14:15:21-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Over 1,000 architects, designers, and artists will gather for a night of festivities at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League of New York</a>'s Beaux Arts Ball 2015: Threshold, taking place on September 18 at the Knockdown Center in Queens, New York City. Since the League revived the event in 1990 to fundraise support for their programs, the Beaux Arts Ball has grown into a highly anticipated event for the New York design community and friends. The League picks a different venue every year that is architecturally historic and based within the city's five boroughs.</p><p>Co-chaired by architects <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vishaan Chakrabarti</a> and Maria Alataris this year, the "Threshold" theme gives a hats off to the start of another cultural year for the League and the wider New York design community. It also draws inspiration from the specific industrial history of the Knockdown Center &mdash; a former doorframe factory restored into an artist/performance space.</p><p>Inside the factory&rsquo;s 50,000 square foot, 40-foot high spaces, the design offic...</p> Ain't No Party Like an Archinect Party: Treatise Launch at the VDL House Julia Ingalls 2015-05-06T16:20:00-04:00 >2015-05-13T19:02:57-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cognoscenti Coffee</a> cocktails were flowing (and frothing) at the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neutra VDL House</a> on Saturday May 2nd, as Archinect, the VDL House and the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Graham Foundation</a> hosted the book launch of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Treatise</em></a>, a series of publications wherein 14 relatively new design offices explored the question "Why Write Alone?" Featuring work from emerging talents such as <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andrew Kovacs</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Point Supreme</a>, and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOFTLab</a>, the project is part of a larger mandate to explore creative approaches to architecture, and was initially part of an exhibition featuring over 200 models, images, drawings, and multi-media installations curated by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jimenez Lai</a> in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago</a> in January.&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diana Koenigsberg</a></em></p><p>Several hours into the party, the stylishly-dressed Lai mounted the gravel strewn median above the&nbsp;courtyard&nbsp;to toast the Graham Foundation for providing the grant&nbsp;that&nbsp;made <em>Treatise</em> possible. He also thanked Archinect's Paul Petrunia&nbsp;for hosting the event, to which over 250 attendees affirmatively R.S.V.P.-ed.&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diana Koe...</a></em></p> Celebrate with THE ARCHITECTURE LOBBY at their 2015 New Years Resolutions Party + Benefit tomorrow! Justine Testado 2015-01-08T19:26:00-05:00 >2015-01-09T14:27:40-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="254" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In need of some weekend plans? <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architecture Lobby</a> will be hosting their 2015 New Years Resolutions Party + Benefit tomorrow night, January 9, at 60 Lispenard St. in New York, NY.</p><p>Dance the night away or enjoy drinks at the open bar all while supporting The Architecture Lobby's fighting mission to end unethical architectural practices.</p><p>Attire: All black or all white. Bring your dancing shoes!</p><p><strong>Purchase your tickets (or donate) <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</strong></p><p>Listen to Archinect's discussion with Quilian Riano about the Architecture Lobby from the Archinect Sessions podcast episode #7:</p><p></p> Festivities ensue at the Beaux Arts Ball 2014: Craft in New York Justine Testado 2014-09-25T17:35:00-04:00 >2014-09-25T20:22:02-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League of New York</a> hosted another successful <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beaux Arts Ball</a> this year at Weylin B. Seymour's in Williamsburg, New York this past Saturday night. In spirit of the ball's 2014 theme "Craft", eight architects and designers collaborated with Nuit Blanche New York in creating digital art projections inspired by the gorgeous interior motifs and details of the historic Weylin B. Seymour's building.</p><p>Digitally carved onto the arches of the venue's central domed hall, the installation helped create a festive environment as hundreds of well-dressed guests enjoyed drinks and desserts, and danced the night away with music by pazel. It was a fancy occasion indeed.</p><p>Want more insight to the Weylin B. Seymour's building? Check out the ArchLeague's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">feature</a> on the building's restoration.</p><p>Check out photos from the ball and the Benefactors Dinner below.</p><p>Related: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A quick recap of the Beaux Arts Ball 2013</a></p> Upcoming Cal Poly Pomona events at the historic Neutra VDL House in L.A. Justine Testado 2013-11-27T15:14:00-05:00 >2015-05-06T15:44:21-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In need of weekend plans for December? Some fun Saturday events are happening at the Neutra VDL House in Los Angeles. If you're around the area, be sure to check 'em out!<br><br>Event details are right below:</p><p><strong>RELIER Fundraiser &amp; Cocktail Party</strong> <strong>| December 14</strong>, <strong>Doors open 4 p.m.</strong></p><p>The RELIER team -- an alumni group from the Cal Poly Pomona architecture program -- would like to invite you to our Fundraiser &amp; Cocktail Party hosted at the historical VDL House.<br><br>Join RELIER for cocktails as we provide our vision and plans for the exhibition ahead. We will be hosting a silent auction, with items designed by various Cal Poly Alumni and faculty. All donations will go toward the production of RELIER 2014.</p><p>Featured Artists include:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manny Torres</a><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ando Pndlian</a><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bryony Roberts</a><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andy Wilcox</a><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIA Studio</a><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Axel Schmitzberger</a><br>and many more!</p><p>For event tickets and additional information, visit <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Opening of Non-Mechanical Repetition Installations | December 7, 6 to 8 p.m.</strong></p><p>Come to the opening of the Non-Mec...</p> Prada Celebrates Architecture Exhibit in Paris Archinect 2013-11-27T13:22:00-05:00 >2013-11-27T13:23:10-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Curated by architect and historian Joseph Abram, in collaboration with Rem Koolhaas&rsquo; OMA/AMO, the exhibition celebrates the work of Perret, in particular his extended use of reinforced concrete. The exhibition analyzes, through more than 400 original documents such as sketches, pictures, scale models and personal letters, eight buildings conceived by Perret. These include the Th&eacute;&acirc;tre des Champs-Elys&eacute;es in Paris, along with the H&ocirc;tel de Ville and the Eglise Saint Joseph in Le Havre.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> LA ForumFest to honor Michael Maltzan Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-11-01T15:02:00-04:00 >2013-11-04T22:22:14-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Celebrating over 25 years of educational and advocacy work, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design</a> will honor architect Michael Maltzan, FAIA, of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Maltzan Architecture</a> at their annual <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ForumFest</a>. The LA Forum is a discussion platform for local architecture and urbanism, where design professionals and the general public alike can reflect on the nature and impact of architecture in Los Angeles.</p> <p> Michael Maltzan was a natural choice for this year's ForumFest honoree -- established in Los Angeles since 1995, his firm embraces the diverse, sometimes contradictory Los Angeles landscape, while retaining a recognizable personality and form specific to his practice. He has also contributed to the architectural discourse on Los Angeles through multiple essays and critical pieces. Maltzan is perhaps most well-known in Los Angeles for his work with the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skid Row Housing Trust</a>, as well as his many architectural and urban planning projects at the intersection of education...</p> A quick recap of the Beaux Arts Ball 2013 Justine Testado 2013-10-02T20:09:00-04:00 >2013-10-08T11:30:12-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Over 1,350 people attended this year's Beaux Arts Ball at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York City on Sept. 28. Hosted by the Architectural League of New York &mdash; and with Archinect/Bustler as one of the media sponsors &mdash; the annual evening event brought together the architecture and design community for a centennial celebration of the infamous 1913 "Armory Show" &mdash; when European modern art was introduced into the U.S. The sold-out Ball also helps support other Arch. League events.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Special shoutout to long-time Archinectors <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Jourden</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aaron Plewke</a>, and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Quilian Riano</a> who attended the Ball!</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Here's what Aaron Plewke shared with Bustler on the event:</p> <p> "The overall environmental effect created for this year's ball was quite successful. The white tarp-like canopies created an intimate space at the center of the dark and voluminous armory hall. The sound installation built from a dream-like drone steadily toward a beat-heavy dance party. Large Mylar puppets marched rhythmically through the space, adding spectacle, and pushing vertically into the dark void above."</p> Last chance to get tickets for New York’s Beaux Arts Ball 2013: –ism Alexander Walter 2013-09-26T15:10:00-04:00 >2013-09-30T18:07:58-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="231" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Only a few more days until New York City's 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue opens its doors this Saturday night for an event extraordinaire: the Beaux Arts Ball hosted annually by the Architectural League of New York. This year's ball marks the centennial celebration of the iconic 1913 "Armory Show," so the theme for 2013 will be "&ndash;ism" and guests are invited to dress playfully as their favorite "ism."</p></em><br /><br /><p> The Architectural League also recently announced its 2013 fall "Current Work" lecture series, held in conjunction with the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union</a>. The lineup includes Richard Meier, David Adjaye, Toshiko Mori, Thomas Phifer, and many others.</p> <p> Check out the lecture poster below for details and click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> for more upcoming League events.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> Rotterdam icon becomes 24-hour city Archinect 2013-05-24T20:28:00-04:00 >2013-05-25T11:42:52-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="695" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>Architecture Day Friday 21 and Saturday 22 June 2013</strong><br> One of the most iconic buildings in Rotterdam, the Hofpoort on the Hofplein, will be transformed into a 24-hour city on Friday 21 June and Saturday 22 June. All are welcome to come and eat, drink, dance, relax, breakfast, discover, meet, skate, create, shop and much more. For a full 24 hours the Hofpoort will be the epicentre of Architecture Day in Rotterdam.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> The Hofplein area used to be regarded as the pulsing heart of Rotterdam. AIR, the Rotterdam architecture centre, ZUS &ndash; De De&#769;pendance centre for urban culture and Rotterdam ArchiGuides are joining forces to bring it back to life again on Architecture Day. For 24 hours they will combine to transform the Hofpoort into a vertical city where there is something new to experience every hour.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> The Hofpoort, better known as the Shell building, was built in 1976 and has 24 floors. Most of these floors have been vacant for some years. The abandoned office floors will be fil...</p> Unused water tower in Chelsea converted into a one-time exclusive party venue Archinect 2013-05-24T16:35:00-04:00 >2013-05-27T15:26:24-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Heron&rsquo;s architect was N. D. Austin, a 31-year-old artist known for what he calls &ldquo;trespass theater.&rdquo; &ldquo;It&rsquo;s about making the invisible visible,&rdquo; he said of his philosophy. Mr. Austin located a suitable water tower by scouring Buildings Department records for violations with egregious scaffold fines. That can indicate a neglectful landlord, he said, which meant it might be a vacant building ripe for adopting as one&rsquo;s own.</p></em><br /><br /><p> One Saturday night last month, 12 guests squeezed through the trap door into the space. &ldquo;The great thing about the upright bass is how it got up here,&rdquo; said Dirby Luongo, one of Mr. Austin&rsquo;s collaborators who played the doorman. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s like a ship in a bottle.&rdquo;</p> The reUNION Public House Alexander Walter 2012-07-13T21:27:00-04:00 >2012-07-13T21:34:51-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Remember how four years ago French architecture collective EXYZT and filmmaker Sara Muzio created the acclaimed Southwark Lido, a temporary bath in the heart of London? Well, they're certainly back - this summer with...BEER! The reUNION Public House sets out to celebrate a "cornerstone of British life" and will be serving a selection of London's finest micro-brewed beers while hosting neighborhood feasts, live music, and film screenings.</p></em><br /><br /><p> According to the organizers, "The reUNION will go further in testing the economic sustainability of pop-ups, and their potential influence on permanent urban development."</p> <p> The reUNION is free and open to everyone. Check the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">event website</a> for opening hours and directions.</p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here</a> to revisit the Southwark Lido Showcase Feature from July 2008.</p> Celebrate the launch of Archinect v3.0 with us in NYC on April 29th Archinect 2011-04-22T00:34:39-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Please join us for drinks and socializing next Friday, April 29th, in New York City, at the <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Samsung Experience</a></strong> space in the Time Warner Building, for a celebration of the <strong>launch of Archinect v3.0</strong>, and a very special announcement of an exciting new alliance formed by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect</strong></a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Designer Pages</strong></a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>OpenBuildings</strong></a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Otto</strong></a>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> We'll be utilizing the high-resolution digital screens in the space to show our new site, and the work from our community. If you would like to submit work to be considered for presentation at the event, please <strong>upload your projects to your individual profile</strong> (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>apply here for a profile if you don't already have one</strong></a>) and/or <strong>upload projects to your firm profiles </strong>(<strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to set up your firm profile if you don't yet have one</a></strong>).</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Friday, April 29, 2011 @ 6:00 PM</strong></p> <p> <strong>Samsung Experience: Time Warner Building</strong></p> <p> <strong>10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY (<a href=",+New+York,+NY&amp;oe=utf-8&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=10+Columbus+Cir,+New+York,+10023&amp;gl=us&amp;z=16" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">map</a>)</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Please RSVP by sending an email to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong></strong></a>, indicating your name and the number of guest you will b...</p>