Archinect - News 2017-06-29T00:05:27-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150011099/moma-celebrates-frank-lloyd-wright-s-150th-birthday-with-comprehensive-exhibition-of-his-archives MoMA celebrates Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th birthday with comprehensive exhibition of his archives Julia Ingalls 2017-06-06T13:58:00-04:00 >2017-06-07T23:36:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gx/gx8by9g0t0sx8s8p.jpg" width="650" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If you've ever wanted to see the original physical model of the Guggenheim Museum in New York City in person, you're in the luck: starting June 12th (with a <a href="https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PTPCjXJXX90&amp;feature=youtu.be" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">live-streamed press preview on June 8th, which you can watch here</a>), the Museum of Modern Art will display its Frank Lloyd Wright archive to celebrate the legendary architect's 150th birthday. <em>Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive</em>, which includes drawings, building fragments, never before seen photographs, film clips and other iconic leavings, will be publicly viewable until October 1st. (PS: For further Frank Lloyd Wright coverage, keep your eyes peeled: Archinect is working on some special pieces for FLW's actual birthday, June 8th.)</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004947/digging-through-architectural-treasures-at-the-avery-drawings-and-archives Digging through architectural treasures at the Avery Drawings and Archives Alexander Walter 2017-04-27T17:39:00-04:00 >2017-04-28T10:14:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4b/4be622b3d6857d9d44a6e531f37b9620.jpg" width="650" height="508" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Uptown and underground is the home of a dense community of New York architects, their colleagues, clients, and friends, their skyscrapers and townhouses. They are the denizens of the boxes and the file folders of the Avery Drawings and Archives, one of the richest collections of American architectural drawings and records. For the last 36 years, Janet Parks, curator [...], has been mayor of this town, located in the lower level of Columbia University&rsquo;s Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"The trove of drawings, which took a good 18 months to sort through, contained the physical traces of a long-gone city &mdash; and&nbsp;not just how it looked. Parks remembers opening a tightly sealed tube of drawings: &ldquo;This wafting smell of cologne and pipe tobacco came out. It had been trapped inside. We all stood around it and we were back in the 1920s.&rdquo;"</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150000255/getty-research-institute-acquires-massive-frank-gehry-archives Getty Research Institute acquires massive Frank Gehry archives Justine Testado 2017-03-29T17:50:00-04:00 >2017-03-30T09:03:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dt/dthw30lfg9er5adj.jpg" width="650" height="495" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles acquired a seriously massive archive directly from the studio of <a href="http://archinect.com/gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank O. Gehry</a> today. Dubbed <em>The Frank Gehry Papers</em>, the archives &mdash; which were granted as part gift and part purchase &mdash; reveal a comprehensive overview of the first 30 years of the architect's career, from his&nbsp;early graduate studies to his milestone 1988 competition entry for the Walt Disney Concert Hall that launched him into global fame.</p><p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m honored by the attention of the Getty Research Institute delving into the history of my work, my beginnings, and other things that I never thought anybody would be interested in,&rdquo; Frank Gehry said in a statement. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m very moved that this great institution, with its resources to search for the best examples of creativity in our world, has found me an interesting party.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7t/7te2s8occ21i5xi0.jpg"><br><em>Frank Gehry, Greber Studio, Sketch1967, unbuilt, Beverly Glen, California, Frank Gehry Papers at the Getty Research Institute, &copy; Frank O. Gehry.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/01/01zssoj2e3bnpl7b.jpg"><br><em>Frank Gehry, Sirmai-Peters...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149969134/moma-makes-all-its-museum-exhibition-archives-available-online MoMA makes all its museum exhibition archives available online Orhan Ayyüce 2016-09-18T17:24:00-04:00 >2016-09-19T05:48:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vc/vczmue2alkxx4an2.jpg" width="650" height="519" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Exhibitions from our founding in 1929 to the present are available online. These pages are updated continually.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Go ahead and dig in! All there, including architecture. Now, that's a museum service.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959976/the-unusual-tale-of-how-luis-barrag-n-became-a-diamond The unusual tale of how Luis Barragán became a diamond Justine Testado 2016-07-26T15:28:00-04:00 >2016-07-30T01:21:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/38/38t7cfxnrxnbar95.jpg" width="251" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Magid agrees with those who argue that the Barrag&aacute;n archive should be open to the public and returned to Mexico, but she insists that this is not her focus. &ldquo;If that&rsquo;s what my intentions were, I don&rsquo;t think I&rsquo;d make art,&rdquo; she told me. &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve always called the archive her lover. To marry one man, she negotiated owning another man, whom she&rsquo;s devoted her life to. It&rsquo;s a weird love triangle, and I&rsquo;m the other woman.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>&ldquo;&lsquo;It intrigued me as a gothic love story,&rsquo; [Magid] said, &lsquo;with a copyright-and-intellectual-property-rights subplot.&rsquo;&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><p>A fascinating story about &ldquo;architectural preservation&rdquo; that focuses on an artist's elaborate negotiation to open Luis Barrag&aacute;n's tightly controlled archive to the public in his native Mexico &mdash; and the unusual &ldquo;love triangle&rdquo; behind it. The story begins with conceptual&nbsp;artist Jill Magid, whose work questions&nbsp;the boundaries of institutional power and law. In her latest performance art piece, Magid&nbsp;had&nbsp;Barrag&aacute;n's ashes compressed into a 2.02 carat diamond, which was transformed into an engagement ring for architectural historian Federica Zanco. Magid would then &ldquo;propose&rdquo; to Zanco in exchange for Barrag&aacute;n's entire archive.</p><p>Zanco first&nbsp;received the archive as a gift from a Swiss businessman who purchased it and the copyrights for $3 million in 1995, in lieu of an engagement ring. Since then, everyone from architects to students to museum staff members have been denied acc...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149939615/editor-s-picks-444 Editor's Picks #444 Nam Henderson 2016-04-13T17:48:00-04:00 >2016-04-14T09:09:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lg/lgvllomjkxdsgprd.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>ICYMI <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;published <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/722046/coy-howard-student-interview" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a 3 part interview</a> with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/60457453/coy-howard-and-company" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Coy Howard</a>, by students in <a href="http://archinect.com/drowninginculture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Southern</a>'s &ldquo;Architectural Media and Publishing&rdquo; Cultural Studies seminar at <a href="http://archinect.com/sciarc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a>.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/ewalenart" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ewa Lenart</a>&nbsp;was impressed "<em>Great Work and greatly inspiring teacher!</em>"&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1200x/su/sutft9l1c779cb0i.jpg"></p><p>Plus,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a> explored &lsquo;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149935222/architecture-after-capitalism-in-a-world-without-work" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work</a>&rsquo; by Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/5808858/chris-teeter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris Teeter</a> thought it was "<em>good work...very interesting...these guys are 100% correct about scale</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>Dame Zaha Hadid DBE <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937411/zaha-hadid-dies-at-age-65" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">passed</a> on March 31st.&nbsp;Frank Gehry <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937511/we-just-loved-her-frank-gehry-remembers-zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">remembered</a>&nbsp;"<em>she was one of the guys...[That&rsquo;s] sexist in its own way I suppose. I don&rsquo;t mean it that way...She was undaunted by all the stuff that would be against a woman coming into a field at that level. She didn&rsquo;t pay attention to it&hellip;She was very confident.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ll/ll5yh22xugifbkpj.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937511/we-just-loved-her-frank-gehry-remembers-zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daniel Elmore</a> criticized some of commentary "<em>She deserves to be remembered not as one of the best 'female architects' but one of THE BEST architects of our time...A visionary before her time and a...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/134799982/new-heneghan-peng-designed-palestinian-museum-to-open-in-may-2016 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j9/j9737q2u6bmyu0qn.jpg" width="598" height="400" 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="http://archinect.com/news/article/96562388/israel-palestine-hope-through-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Israel-Palestine: Hope through architecture</a></p><p><a title="Gaza attacks: Lethal warnings" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104194736/gaza-attacks-lethal-warnings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gaza attacks: Lethal warnings</a></p><p><a title="After Banksy: the parkour guide to Gaza" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122663096/after-banksy-the-parkour-guide-to-gaza" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">After Banksy: the parkour guide to Gaza</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129884313/herzog-de-meuron-s-kabinett-shares-their-entire-estate-since-1978 Herzog & de Meuron's Kabinett shares their entire estate since 1978 Justine Testado 2015-06-18T19:14:00-04:00 >2016-02-02T08:07:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5e/5ehi4hsxifjsh2ae.jpg" width="650" height="398" 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="http://www.kunstmuseumbasel.ch/fileadmin/user_upload/2015/HerzogDeMeuron/KABINETT_RELEASE-E_150609_1-0_HdM_Statment.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</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/650x/cn/cnn1ozttzlx7zz6l.jpg" width="650" height="455" 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/104955739/lvaro-siza-donates-his-architectural-archives-to-institutions-in-portugal-and-canada 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/oj/ojsyypmdwonv5soi.jpg" width="590" height="393" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Portuguese architect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/17135/lvaro-siza-vieira" 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="http://www.cca.qc.ca/en" 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="http://www.gulbenkian.pt/Institucional/en/Homepage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Funda&ccedil;&atilde;o Gulbenkian</a> in Lisbon and the <a href="http://www.serralves.pt/en/" 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> http://archinect.com/news/article/73668056/help-the-draftery-on-kickstarter Help The Draftery on Kickstarter The Draftery 2013-05-22T11:06:00-04:00 >2013-05-22T11:06:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y1/y10d2szttpmbdwzb.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://thedraftery.com" 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="http://thedraftery.com/archive" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archive</a>, we also publish <a href="http://thedraftery.com/figures" 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="http://kck.st/10FAFfE" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://kck.st/10FAFfE</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> http://archinect.com/news/article/72760542/the-physical-architecture-of-the-internet-archive The physical architecture of the Internet Archive Archinect 2013-05-08T15:08:00-04:00 >2013-05-13T19:10:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dw/dw8nt5ayokv9fbsz.jpg" width="650" height="365" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/70072993/architect-william-mcdonough-becomes-the-first-living-archive-at-stanford-university 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/26/26kcnoyhckp4ijkc.jpg" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/58366592/editor-s-picks-284 Editor's Picks #284 Nam Henderson 2012-10-01T01:10:00-04:00 >2012-10-02T20:01:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n4/n47ck0i908scmyxe.jpg" width="650" height="210" 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="http://archinect.com/news/article/58005476/how-the-economy-upended-young-architects-hopes" 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="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2752895/fred-scharmen" 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> http://archinect.com/news/article/56623629/frank-lloyd-wright-collection-moves-to-moma-and-columbia 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/80/80ec498181997f66b577106238ee677f.jpg" width="600" height="330" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/51289999/marcel-breuer-digital-archive Marcel Breuer Digital Archive Archinect 2012-06-13T19:24:00-04:00 >2012-06-18T17:17:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e9/e93070abc718db25115b3501d9d1c760.jpg" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/24927960/best-of-frank Best of Frank Orhan Ayyüce 2011-10-23T18:27:09-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uk/ukzyjme5k2ehe84t.jpg" 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="http://www.sciarc.edu/sciarc_player.html?vid=http://www.sciarclive.com/Lectures/1975_Gehry.flv&amp;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>