Archinect - News 2015-11-26T11:08:31-05:00 New Heneghan Peng-designed Palestinian Museum to open in May 2016 Justine Testado 2015-08-21T16:30:00-04:00 >2015-08-25T19:28:58-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new museum dedicated to the history and culture of Palestine over the last two centuries is due to open in May next year in Birzeit...In a controversial move, the planned launch date coincides with the 68th anniversary of the Nakba, when the Israeli state was established in 1948 and more than 750,000 Palestinians went into exile. 'The decision to open the museum on May 15 is designed to underline the enduring importance of the Nakba to the museum&rsquo;s work,' says [museum director] Jack Persekian</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a title="Israel-Palestine: Hope through architecture" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Israel-Palestine: Hope through architecture</a></p><p><a title="Gaza attacks: Lethal warnings" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gaza attacks: Lethal warnings</a></p><p><a title="After Banksy: the parkour guide to Gaza" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">After Banksy: the parkour guide to Gaza</a></p> Herzog & de Meuron's Kabinett shares their entire estate since 1978 Justine Testado 2015-06-18T19:14:00-04:00 >2015-06-22T21:18:52-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="315" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Herzog and de Meuron no doubt has a wealth of archival material attached to each of their projects - all valuable pieces of information that are often rarely seen outside the architects' main HQ...The Kabinett is a charitable foundation set up in Basel to make the celebrated architects' estate accessible to the public. Establishing this initiative in their home town...has been a 'lifelong aspiration' for the duo.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Herzog and de Meuron recently issued a press statement through the Kunstmuseum Basel announcing their Kabinett project, which features categorized cabinets consisting 'all the items and materials that were produced, collected, and archived' by the firm since its founding in 1978. The estate will be available for loans to local museums and institutions, and the Kunstmuseum Basel will have exclusive access. Experts and researchers can visit the archives upon request.</p><p>Read the full statement <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> 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="" 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=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></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=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></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> Álvaro Siza donates his architectural archives to institutions in Portugal and Canada Alexander Walter 2014-07-24T18:53:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T22:16:08-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Portuguese architect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&Aacute;lvaro Siza</a> this week announced to donate his architectural archive to public architectural institutions in Portugal and Canada. The decision was motivated by Siza's desire of fostering discussion and dialogue in a research-oriented context.</p><p>One part of the archive will be donated to the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Canadian Centre for Architecture</a> (CCA) in Montreal, and the other part will be given to two Portuguese institutions, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Funda&ccedil;&atilde;o Gulbenkian</a> in Lisbon and the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Funda&ccedil;&atilde;o de Serralves</a> in Porto.</p><p>&ldquo;The CCA is thrilled to accept this generous donation," remarked CCA Director Mirko Zardini. "I have known &Aacute;lvaro Siza and followed his work closely for several decades. His architecture escapes easy classification, but always offers a lesson &ndash; a new way of seeing the world around us. His buildings have a distinct character and particular relationship to their urban or natural settings, always born from the desire to participate in the world. Siza&rsquo;s drawings and sketches reflect his ability to...</p> Help The Draftery on Kickstarter The Draftery 2013-05-22T11:06:00-04:00 >2013-05-22T11:06:40-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Draftery</a> is a curated drawing archive with multiple platforms. We promote graphic works by lesser known architects, artists, students, and other practitioners.&nbsp;</p> <p> Along with our web-based <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archive</a>, we also publish <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Figures</em></a>, our printed biannual. It is the only journal that we know of that continuously places contemporary architectural representation at the forefront of discourse.&nbsp;Each issue of <em>Figures</em> showcases a selection of thematically-related architectural drawings.&nbsp;</p> <p> We are currently working on producing the third issue of Figures, but we need help raising funds to cover production costs. We have launched a Kickstarter campaign that can be found here:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> <p> We've worked hard to keep the conversation alive. With our third issue, our goal is to broaden the journal's audience base as well as offering it at a higher quality. We hope that members of this community will join us in producing this issue by sharing this news to their networks, and if able, pledgin...</p> The physical architecture of the Internet Archive Archinect 2013-05-08T15:08:00-04:00 >2013-05-13T19:10:27-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This film was shot in October last year when the Internet Archive celebrated a landmark --10 petabytes of stored media. Tour the space, which still looks more like a church than a library and see where millions of books are digitized and stored in a facility in Richmond, CA.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Architect William McDonough becomes the first living archive at Stanford University Archinect 2013-03-25T19:24:00-04:00 >2013-04-01T19:29:41-04:00 <img src="" width="220" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This means that the architect, a leader in sustainable development, has started filming all of his meetings and recording all of his phone conversations. He will send them in something close to real time to Stanford, which will be making much of the material immediately accessible on the Internet. Even presidents are not observed so closely and so continuously.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Editor's Picks #284 Nam Henderson 2012-10-01T01:10:00-04:00 >2012-10-02T20:01:03-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="166" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This week, SANAA released a proposal for its first building in the United States , located in New Canaan, Connecticut. The steel, concrete, and wood headquarters for the Grace Farms Foundation will wind its way along a piece of the 75-acre property owned by the nonprofit charitable organization. FRaC labeled it a "running fence" yet, AP simply "love(d) it".</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>News</strong><br> Caela J. McKeever a self-described "<em>young architect</em>" penned <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How the economy upended young architects' hopes</a>. The piece looks at how&nbsp; frustrated architecture grads of her generation are dropping out of the profession leading to a "<em>renaissance happening among young architects &mdash; and it&rsquo;s not in architecture</em>".&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fred Scharmen</a>&nbsp;argued "<em>The concerns the author highlights are real, but IMO, not traceable directly back to the economy, rather to the failure of many offices to respond to the opportunities laid out by the current crisis. Models of office hierarchy, project delivery, marketing, and client relations need to change. ...I was lucky enough to have experience with one office that recognized this, and is in the process of adapting</em>"&nbsp;while <strong>Given</strong> replied "<em>I have to say of all the complaints I have against the profession, the ones she makes aren't really the ones I care about...Id much rather fix the growing trend towards the field being divided between rich young people doing high ...</em></p> Frank Lloyd Wright Collection Moves to MoMA and Columbia Archinect 2012-09-04T12:30:00-04:00 >2012-09-04T12:30:34-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="283" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[FLW's] entire archive is moving permanently to New York in an unusual joint partnership between the Museum of Modern Art and Columbia University&rsquo;s Avery Architectural &amp; Fine Arts Library, where it will become more accessible to the public for viewing and scholarship. The collection includes more than 23,000 architectural drawings, about 40 large-scale, architectural models, some 44,000 photographs, 600 manuscripts and more than 300,000 pieces of office and personal correspondence.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Marcel Breuer Digital Archive Archinect 2012-06-13T19:24:00-04:00 >2012-06-18T17:17:06-04:00 <img src="" width="380" height="475" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Marcel Breuer Digital Archive represents a collaborative effort headed by Syracuse University Library to digitize over 30,000 drawings, photographs, letters and other materials related to the career of Marcel Breuer, one of the most influential architects and furniture designers of the twentieth century.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Best of Frank Orhan Ayyüce 2011-10-23T18:27:09-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="500" height="384" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In many conversations you will hear people say how much they loved Gehry's early work. <a href=";title=Frank%20Gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Here is an early video</a> recorded in 1975 when he talked about his early and few ground breaking projects since he didn't have too many built projects he could talk about. Picture quality is bad but clear sound of brilliant young architect is recorded well. Thank you SCI Arc archives.</p>