Archinect - News 2014-11-01T04:12:26-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/107648182/nimbys-go-to-court-over-modern-home-zaha-gets-an-apology-global-warming-rages-on-news-round-up-for-august-25-2014 NIMBYs go to court over "modern" home; Zaha gets an apology; global warming rages on: News Round-Up for August 25, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-02T20:07:00-04:00 >2014-09-02T22:16:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9v/9vtxfdi8z3dbl47e.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em><strong>Friday, August 29:</strong></em></p><ul><li><p><a title="MIT's MindRider helmet draws mental maps as you bike" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107714855/mit-s-mindrider-helmet-draws-mental-maps-as-you-bike" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT's MindRider helmet draws mental maps as you bike</a>: The prototype is currently being used to create a mental-map and guidebook for NYC, and an upcoming Kickstarter campaign will attempt to fund the project for commercial sale.</p></li><li><p><a title="In Beirut, a grassroots push for more grass" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107711639/in-beirut-a-grassroots-push-for-more-grass" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Beirut, a grassroots push for more grass</a>: Lebanon's fifteen-year civil war made much of Beirut's green space inaccessible or dysfunctional. The Beirut Green Project is trying to bring at least a modicum of green space back to the city's residents.</p></li></ul><p><em><strong>Thursday, August 28:</strong></em></p><ul><li><a title="Norwegian artists plan to open art academy in North Korea" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107634526/norwegian-artists-plan-to-open-art-academy-in-north-korea" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norwegian artists plan to open art academy in North Korea</a>: Nothing's final yet, but the school is committed to its disbelief in sanctions or boycotts on art.</li><li><a title="Alvar Aalto gets a close look from Google's Cultural Institute" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107640149/alvar-aalto-gets-a-close-look-from-google-s-cultural-institute" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alvar Aalto gets a close look from Google's Cultural Institute</a>: Google's cameras go inside the famous Finnish architects studio, as well as a selection of his works, for a curated photo-exhibition.</li></ul><p><em><strong>Wednesday, August 27:</strong></em></p><ul><li><a title="China considering drastic ban on coal" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107557388/china-considering-drastic-ban-on-coal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">China considering drastic ban on coal</a>: Chinese news outlets claim that work is underway to ban coal in Bei...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/107479148/park-city-rejects-bjarke-ingels-kimball-art-center-designs-again Park City Rejects Bjarke Ingels' Kimball Art Center Designs - Again! Alexander Walter 2014-08-26T13:10:00-04:00 >2014-09-03T22:57:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sa/saxqx2czpwf0vq1f.jpg" width="514" height="309" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>City Hall on Thursday rejected the designs of the Kimball Art Center's expansion proposal, determining they do not meet the municipal government's strict Old Town guidelines. It was a significant setback as the not-for-profit organization attempts to press ahead with an ambitious redo of the high-profile intersection of Main Street and Heber Avenue. [...] The Kimball Art Center selected a renowned Danish architectural firm, Bjarke Ingels Group, to draft the designs.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/37631067/big-is-named-winner-of-the-kimball-art-center-transformation-project-design-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG is named winner of the Kimball Art Center Transformation Project Design Competition</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/37631067/big-is-named-winner-of-the-kimball-art-center-transformation-project-design-competition BIG is named winner of the Kimball Art Center Transformation Project Design Competition Archinect 2012-02-10T20:52:00-05:00 >2014-08-26T13:15:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y3/y3l6thv0j2hbe30z.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>He plans to build an 80-foot-tall tower by stacking former railway planks at a slight spiral so that the entire structure will appear to change directions midway up, like a game of Jenga gone askew. Inside, a restaurant will sit on the building's lobby floor while a cantilevered, wooden staircase will lead visitors to the various white-cube gallery floors above.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>UPDATE:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107479148/park-city-rejects-bjarke-ingels-kimball-art-center-designs-again" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Park City Rejects Bjarke Ingels' Kimball Art Center Designs - Again!</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/24725010/kimball-selects-top-5-architects Kimball selects Top 5 architects Archinect 2011-10-22T00:09:00-04:00 >2012-10-12T12:54:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0c/0c5dvh1xx3xar2in.jpg" width="514" height="190" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Kimball Art Center is one step closer to its expansion and restoration project. A seven-person jury has selected the Top 5 architectural firms to compete for the job.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The five firms, which were chosen from a list of 18, are:</p> <ul><li> BIG/Bjarke Ingles Group, New York and Copenhagen, Denmark</li> <li> Brooks and Scarpa Architects, Los Angeles</li> <li> Sparano and Mooney Architects, Salt Lake City</li> <li> Will Bruder and Partners Ltd., Phoenix</li> <li> Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, New York</li> </ul>