Archinect - News 2014-10-02T08:34:49-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/109801173/festivities-ensue-at-the-beaux-arts-ball-2014-craft-in-new-york 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fh/fhic3bttagw147ln.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archleague.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League of New York</a> hosted another successful <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108182106/the-arch-league-announces-2014-beaux-arts-ball-craft-co-chaired-by-tod-williams-billie-tsien" 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="http://archleague.org/2014/09/beaux-arts-ball-2014-craft-feature/" 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="http://archinect.com/news/article/83234719/a-quick-recap-of-the-beaux-arts-ball-2013" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A quick recap of the Beaux Arts Ball 2013</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87533281/upcoming-cal-poly-pomona-events-at-the-historic-neutra-vdl-house-in-l-a Upcoming Cal Poly Pomona events at the historic Neutra VDL House in L.A. Justine Testado 2013-11-27T15:14:00-05:00 >2013-11-28T12:33:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fr/fradoqn4d2yt04dn.jpg" 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="http://www.2ndwnd.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manny Torres</a><br><a href="http://www.searchresq.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ando Pndlian</a><br><a href="http://www.bryonyroberts.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bryony Roberts</a><br><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/aowilcox/sets/72157630109061582/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andy Wilcox</a><br><a href="http://www.machineinspiredart.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIA Studio</a><br><a href="http://www.11dot1.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Axel Schmitzberger</a><br> and many more!</p> <p> For event tickets and additional information, visit <a href="http://www.relierexhibit.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.relierexhibit.com</a>.<br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Opening of Non-Mechanical Repetition Installations | December 7, 6 to 8 p.m.</strong></p> <p> Com...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87527658/prada-celebrates-architecture-exhibit-in-paris Prada Celebrates Architecture Exhibit in Paris Archinect 2013-11-27T13:22:00-05:00 >2013-11-27T13:23:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4a/4ab263174512de129f67c15fed2eb3da.jpg" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/85523504/la-forumfest-to-honor-michael-maltzan 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e5/e5t7e7t2t64p1sck.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Celebrating over 25 years of educational and advocacy work, the <a href="http://laforum.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design</a> will honor architect Michael Maltzan, FAIA, of <a href="http://www.mmaltzan.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Maltzan Architecture</a> at their annual <a href="http://laforum.org/content/special-events/forumfest-2013" 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="http://www.skidrow.org" 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> http://archinect.com/news/article/83234719/a-quick-recap-of-the-beaux-arts-ball-2013 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w0/w0evrs7isfsav2qy.jpg" 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="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2000557/john-jourden" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Jourden</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/aaron" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aaron Plewke</a>, and <a href="http://archinect.com/quilian" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Quilian Riano</a> who attended the Ball!</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9j/9jag8ggezpj476sy.jpg" 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> http://archinect.com/news/article/82758177/last-chance-to-get-tickets-for-new-york-s-beaux-arts-ball-2013-ism 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6a/6a93b10b0c667f55841e0fd45d52d04c.jpg" 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="http://www.cooper.edu/architecture" 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="http://archleague.org/events/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> for more upcoming League events.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8b/8b2vpph3hxinparc.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/73854416/rotterdam-icon-becomes-24-hour-city Rotterdam icon becomes 24-hour city Archinect 2013-05-24T20:28:00-04:00 >2013-05-25T11:42:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m3/m3a940pbtgseravt.jpg" 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pi/piex1zt50c8qpt4w.jpg" 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y1/y1xfg8u2gf3e3v7b.jpg" 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> http://archinect.com/news/article/73843868/unused-water-tower-in-chelsea-converted-into-a-one-time-exclusive-party-venue 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/na/nala5fdli6doqe8o.jpg" 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> http://archinect.com/news/article/53485024/the-reunion-public-house The reUNION Public House Alexander Walter 2012-07-13T21:27:00-04:00 >2012-07-13T21:34:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fv/fv4lomaflf0vkmcw.jpg" 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="http://the-reunion.org.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">event website</a> for opening hours and directions.</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/77268/showcase-southwark-lido-a-temporary-public-bath-in-the-heart-of-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here</a> to revisit the Southwark Lido Showcase Feature from July 2008.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/3733285/celebrate-the-launch-of-archinect-v3-0-with-us-in-nyc-on-april-29th 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kj/kj43w9kg51chi8w8.jpg" 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="http://pages.samsung.com/us/experience/index.html" 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="http://archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect</strong></a>, <a href="http://designerpages.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Designer Pages</strong></a>, <a href="http://openbuildings.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>OpenBuildings</strong></a> and <a href="http://otto-otto.com" 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="http://archinect.com/application" 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="http://archinect.com/add_firm/cover" 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="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=10+Columbus+Circle,+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="mailto:connect@archinect.com?subject=RSVP%20to%20NYC%20Launch%20Event" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>connect@archinect.com</strong></a>, indicating your name and the number of guest you will b...</p>