Archinect - News 2016-07-24T08:49:30-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149956509/new-jersey-s-oldest-and-largest-frank-lloyd-wright-house-listed-for-2-2m New Jersey’s Oldest and Largest Frank Lloyd Wright House Listed for $2.2M Alyssa Alimurung 2016-07-07T12:36:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T14:27:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qe/qekiba6rbqhp0syt.jpg" width="514" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Of the four houses Frank Lloyd Wright built in New Jersey, the first and largest was the 2,000-square-foot James B. Christie House, which dates to 1940. Wright built the home on seven acres of secluded woodland and employed his Usonian principles of simplicity and practically that connect to nature. After selling in 2014 to a private buyer for $1.7 million, the Christie House is now on the market for $2.2 million after receiving a new roof and heating system.</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/149950009/we-need-less-gehrys-less-hadids-less-bloated-egotecture-we-need-more-shit-more-beautiful-shit-for-the-rest-of-us "We need less Gehrys, less Hadids, less bloated egotecture. We need more shit, more beautiful shit for the rest of us." Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-07T13:26:00-04:00 >2016-06-15T01:01:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ds/ds34z807ss0lk1ss.jpg" width="514" height="266" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>By and large, elite architects have disengaged from efforts to make the most fundamental unit of architecture available to all. [...] Contra Hadid and others, a truly revolutionary architecture would concern itself with how to provide permanent, quality housing for the nearly one billion people currently living in slums, how to create accessible housing for the millions more adversely affected by a global affordability crisis in urban areas.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title='60 Minutes profiles Bjarke Ingels, the "Starchitect"' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934618/60-minutes-profiles-bjarke-ingels-the-starchitect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">60 Minutes profiles Bjarke Ingels, the "Starchitect"</a></li><li><a title="Starchitect-Designed Public Projects Are Often Long Delayed and Way Over Budget" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149362109/starchitect-designed-public-projects-are-often-long-delayed-and-way-over-budget" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Starchitect-Designed Public Projects Are Often Long Delayed and Way Over Budget</a></li><li><a title='NY Times Enters the "Starchitect" Debate' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105397603/ny-times-enters-the-starchitect-debate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NY Times Enters the "Starchitect" Debate</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/25012048/i-miss-that-cohesiveness" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"</a><a title="I miss that cohesiveness..." href="http://archinect.com/news/article/25012048/i-miss-that-cohesiveness" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">I miss that cohesiveness...</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/25012048/i-miss-that-cohesiveness" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">": Rem Koolhaas on celebrity</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944234/rafael-vi-oly-admits-432-park-has-a-couple-of-screw-ups Rafael Viñoly admits 432 Park ‘has a couple of screw-ups’ Alyssa Alimurung 2016-05-09T12:13:00-04:00 >2016-05-18T23:30:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gh/gh0bfydwkc0ewu1u.jpg" width="514" height="379" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Critics of the tallest residential building in the western hemisphere, 432 Park Avenue, are quick to try to bring the tower down from its 1,400-foot pedestal. And strangely, its very own architect is the latest jump on the bandwagon. Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly admitted at a Douglas Elliman talk last week that his creation &ldquo;has a couple of screw-ups,&rdquo; namely the window framing, which he blames on developer Harry Macklowe, and the tiny issue of &ldquo;the interior design and layout.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145656227/as-432-park-ave-reaches-completion-the-number-of-supertall-skyscrapers-in-the-world-is-now-100" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As 432 Park Ave reaches completion, the number of supertall skyscrapers in the world is now 100</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128473885/a-trashcan-inspired-the-design-of-rafael-vi-oly-s-432-park-avenue" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Trashcan Inspired the Design of Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly&rsquo;s 432 Park Avenue</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149939289/the-anti-starchitect-approach-of-malaysia-s-veritas-design-group The anti-starchitect approach of Malaysia's Veritas Design Group Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-08T17:56:00-04:00 >2016-04-11T13:47:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/54/54b84cecedc7fda0099af50289222301.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>the firm founded by Harvard-trained David Mizan Hashim has made a name over three decades as a stalwart of the Malaysian architecture scene [...] It is now the country&rsquo;s second-largest architecture firm, with 330 staffers led by 14 architect principals; 5 of them head Veritas offices overseas. [...] &ldquo;I purposely don&rsquo;t want all decisions to come from me,&rdquo; [Hashim] says ... &ldquo;My strategy is planned obsolescence.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Do western architects disrespect eastern architecture?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/53711995/do-western-architects-disrespect-eastern-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Do western architects disrespect eastern architecture?</a></li><li><a title="Looking to start your own practice? Keep this in mind..." href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935885/looking-to-start-your-own-practice-keep-this-in-mind" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Looking to start your own practice? Keep this in mind...</a></li><li><a title='60 Minutes profiles Bjarke Ingels, the "Starchitect"' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934618/60-minutes-profiles-bjarke-ingels-the-starchitect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">60 Minutes profiles Bjarke Ingels, the "Starchitect"</a></li><li><a title='"Stepping Out" &ndash; the personal preface to starting your own practice, on Archinect Sessions #44' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142529093/stepping-out-the-personal-preface-to-starting-your-own-practice-on-archinect-sessions-44" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Stepping Out" &ndash; the personal preface to starting your own practice, on Archinect Sessions #44</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149934618/60-minutes-profiles-bjarke-ingels-the-starchitect 60 Minutes profiles Bjarke Ingels, the "Starchitect" Alexander Walter 2016-03-14T18:16:00-04:00 >2016-03-15T16:18:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/52/52eeabd5cedab19798cad38348aabdef.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The culture at BIG is intense but in off-hours, blowing off steam dressed as your favorite comic book hero isn't uncommon. That's the boss armed with a gun full of tequila. Bjarke Ingels: The way we work is maybe unlike certain architects that have a very particular style where it is the auteur. It has to be the design principal who makes the strokes of genius. I don't have to come up with the best idea. It is my job to make sure that it is always the best idea that wins.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Looking for even BIGger news on Archinect? Here are a few recent stories to begin with:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149580668/a-closer-look-at-big-s-west-57th-street-courtscraper" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A closer look at BIG's West 57th Street "courtscraper"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148885108/serpentine-unzips-bjarke-ingels-pavilion-and-4-summer-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serpentine unzips Bjarke Ingels' Pavilion and 4 Summer Houses</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147813356/big-in-paris-bjarke-ingels-to-design-for-galeries-lafayette-on-champs-lys-es" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG in Paris: Bjarke Ingels to design for Galeries Lafayette on Champs-&Eacute;lys&eacute;es</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149362109/starchitect-designed-public-projects-are-often-long-delayed-and-way-over-budget Starchitect-Designed Public Projects Are Often Long Delayed and Way Over Budget Alyssa Alimurung 2016-03-01T17:15:00-05:00 >2016-03-02T01:45:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ve/veak0kxdsg8vd9fo.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Last week Port Authority decided not to hold an opening ceremony for Santiago Calatrava&rsquo;s World Trade Center Transportation Hub (followed by their sudden flip flop), citing the fact that it was six years delayed and that final construction costs came in around $4 billion in taxpayer dollars, twice what was projected. But it&rsquo;s hardly the only public project to face delays and skyrocketing costs. In fact, it&rsquo;s not even close to being the worst of the lot that are draining tax payer dollars.</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/141735417/revealed-bjarke-ingels-brand-new-high-line-towers REVEALED: Bjarke Ingels’ Brand New High Line Towers Alyssa Alimurung 2015-11-23T11:02:00-05:00 >2015-11-30T23:10:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lq/lq5mg0x4cf77qnjf.jpg" width="514" height="349" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Back in February it was revealed that HFZ Capital Group was in talks to bring a &ldquo;monumental&rdquo; new structure to a lot at 76 11th Avenue in the Meatpacking District. And between shortlisted architects Rem Koolhaas and Bjarke Ingels, in April the developer decided to move forward with starchitect-of-the-moment Ingels for the high-profile project. Now Yimby has our first look at the design that may rise along the coveted High Line site.</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/139700191/editor-s-picks-432 Editor's Picks #432 Nam Henderson 2015-10-25T18:43:00-04:00 >2015-10-27T11:19:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sj/sjpxdoyqo3734oq0.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;penned an essay on <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/138573406/the-humanity-of-the-chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The humanity of the Chicago Architecture Biennial</a>,&nbsp;wherein she argues "<em>the Biennial is more about architects than it is about architecture.</em>"&nbsp;</p><p>Meanwhile <a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;reviewed the book <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/138591091/the-in-crowd-review-of-conversations-with-architects-in-the-age-of-celebrity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Conversations with Architects: In the Age of Celebrity</a>, by former corporate interior designer turned international architectural curator Vladimir Belogolovsky.&nbsp;<strong>DTElmore </strong>was convinced "<em>this article has helped me to see that now, more than ever, buildings and criticism of buildings are inextricably linked to the characters that design them, possibly to the detriment of architecture.</em>"</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y4/y471wfmt9gzridb4.jpg"></p><p>Moscow is on a roll, of post-industrial rehab; <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139031170/renzo-piano-building-workshop-redesigns-moscow-power-station-into-art-site" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">with Renzo Piano Building Workshop releasing a redesign - for turning a Moscow power station into an art site for the V-A-C Foundation</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139028758/neutelings-riedijk-architects-propose-these-flamboyant-golden-glass-and-steel-towers-for-defunct-moscow-auto-plant" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neutelings Riedijk Architects proposing golden glass and steel towers for a defunct Moscow auto plant</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vf/vf4uh0x8vl4llvyf.jpg"></p><p>The SANAA designed arts and community center, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138428052/sanaa-s-meandering-river-community-center-opens-to-the-public" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the River</a>, finally opened its doors to the public...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133651310/fun-game-spot-the-double-standards-in-this-zaha-bashing-piece Fun game: spot the double-standards in this Zaha-bashing piece! Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-06T15:49:00-04:00 >2015-08-11T15:51:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/33/3345a4a72648ae1d5da86c8e776eefb5.jpg" width="514" height="211" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Zaha Hadid is the most famous woman architect in the world. Would women or, indeed, architecture, be better off without her pushily hard-won, global celebrity? [...] Hadid began a global strut in billowing drapery by Prada or Issey Miyake. She became the champion of an architecture that was more about personal &lsquo;vision&rsquo; than public utility. [...] From the air, Hadid&rsquo;s 2022 World Cup stadium with its almond-shaped opening and labial folds looks bogglingly like giant pudenda.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Sure, roasting starchitects is fun, and &ndash; at its best &ndash; can volley constructive criticism towards those architects most visible in the public eye as "Architects", ideally improving the profession at large. And then there's a piece like&nbsp;<em>The Heckler</em>'s, which discredits any otherwise pointed jabs at Zaha by wrapping them in sexist stereotypes. See if you can spot them all!</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128094050/starchitect-rafael-vinoly-to-design-a-10-story-meatpacking-district-building Starchitect Rafael Vinoly to Design a 10-Story Meatpacking District Building Alyssa Alimurung 2015-05-26T13:18:00-04:00 >2015-06-01T22:32:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kt/ktwwsid6yoz72j0i.jpg" width="514" height="336" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Look out&mdash;not up&mdash;because there&rsquo;s a new low-rise Rafael Vinoly-designed building coming our way. The architect mastermind behind the city&rsquo;s tallest residential tower, 432 Park Avenue, has just been chosen to to design a comparatively demure ten-story office-and-retail building in the Meatpacking District, reports The Real Deal. The new addition is being developed by Vornado Realty Trust and Aurora Capital Associates and is located on the former site of Prince Lumber at 61 Ninth Avenue.</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/126273371/2-world-trade-center-may-ditch-norman-foster-s-design-for-a-bjarke-ingels-skyscraper 2 World Trade Center May Ditch Norman Foster’s Design for a Bjarke Ingels Skyscraper Alyssa Alimurung 2015-04-27T12:02:00-04:00 >2015-04-28T11:45:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s2/s2xl8rg9l8rpwih1.jpg" width="514" height="312" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Norman Foster may lose out on yet another major project in Manhattan. The Journal writes that if News Corporation and 21st Century Fox decide to move into 2 World Trade Center, as previously reported, developer Larry Silverstein may drop Foster&rsquo;s design in favor of a new one by none other than starchitect of the moment, Bjarke Ingels of BIG.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Listen to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119441449/session-14-his-bjark-is-bigger-than-his-bjite-a-chat-with-bjarke-ingels-at-the-opening-of-big-s-hot-to-cold-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's interview with Bjarke in ep #14, "His bjark is BIGger than his bjite"</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118970896/oliver-wainwright-takes-a-closer-look-at-beirut-s-downtown-redevelopment Oliver Wainwright takes a closer look at Beirut's downtown redevelopment Alexander Walter 2015-01-22T15:43:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T19:04:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/js/jsyfac3tl4tiicss.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Two decades after civil war blew the Lebanese capital to rubble, the city centre boasts immaculately rebuilt streets lined with Gucci and Prada stores &ndash; but the whole place is strangely deserted [...] the resulting place feels less souk than Duty Free airport lounge. It is a monotonous world of more swanky high street brands, from Burberry to Tag Heuer, staffed by idle shop assistants awaiting the promised customer footfall that has yet to arrive.</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/106499499/editor-s-picks-380 Editor's Picks #380 Nam Henderson 2014-08-13T20:11:00-04:00 >2014-08-16T08:52:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6a/6ax21xbfp5zqazft.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the latest edition of <strong>Student Works: </strong><a href="http://archinect.com/justine.testado" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Justine Testado</a>&nbsp;spoke with project architect, Duncan Baker-Brown, about T<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/103711909/student-works-this-house-made-of-trash-teaches-a-lesson-in-green-housekeeping" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">he Waste House</a>,&nbsp;designed/built by faculty and students from the Faculty of Arts and <a href="http://www.ccb.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">City College Brighton &amp; Hove</a>.</p><p><strong>&nbsp;Olaf Design Ninja_</strong> &nbsp;did some quick math "<em>The numbers tell quite the story...an average of 8 people per work week day for the 15 month project duration. Compared to an equivalent wood frame house in the US that could be an entire subdivision. This should tell you how far industry has to go to do the right thing</em>".</p><p>Plus, elementary school librarian, <a href="http://ilovechildrensbooks.wordpress.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jennette Neville</a>, shared her <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/103117101/never-too-young-15-librarian-recommended-architecture-books-for-young-children" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">top 15 recommendations of architecture books for young children</a>.</p><p><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p>The NYT published a letter <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105778959/invitation-to-a-dialogue-less-ego-in-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">To the Editor: Less Ego in Architects</a>&nbsp;by Peggy Deamer, a partner in Deamer Architects and professor at the Yale School of Architecture. Editors saw an opportunity to start a Sunday Dialogue,&nbsp;and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106324363/the-starchitect-image" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a week later published responses and a rejoinders</a>.&nbsp;<strong>davvid</strong> had a thought "<em>Architecture firms are alrea...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105397603/ny-times-enters-the-starchitect-debate NY Times Enters the "Starchitect" Debate Nicholas Korody 2014-07-30T13:58:00-04:00 >2014-08-05T19:43:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k3/k3ti8x3ufdkbdw74.jpg" width="514" height="590" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Witold Rybczynski, the architect and emeritus professor of urbanism at the University of Pennsylvania, complained recently about &ldquo;starchitects&rdquo; who often work in cities they are unfamiliar with, creating buildings that are out of sync with their surroundings. In an interview, he argued in favor of local architectural talent, or &ldquo;locatecture.&rdquo; Are superstar architects ruining city skylines?</p></em><br /><br /><p>In this "Room for Debate" at <em>the New York Times,&nbsp;</em>Allison Arieff, Vishaan Chakrabarti, Beverly Willis, and Angel Borrego Cubero all provide their opinions on the much-used and controversial portmanteau.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96634206/end-of-the-starchitects End of the Starchitects? Miles Jaffe 2014-03-27T12:36:00-04:00 >2014-03-28T06:39:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7o/7o3z4l4qcexnaust.jpg" width="514" height="258" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Practitioners create visually dazzling and unexpected forms that&rsquo;re seemingly unrelated to anything as prosaic as function or context. They exploit advances in design and construction technology to build ever more visually arresting and extraordinary buildings. The future of this movement is likely to be limited because the law of diminishing returns inevitably applies to the search for ever-newer and ever-more unexpected architectural forms.</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/25012048/i-miss-that-cohesiveness I miss that cohesiveness... Nam Henderson 2011-10-24T11:50:19-04:00 >2011-10-24T12:45:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nc/ncx7nyppf604d6yy.jpg" width="250" height="375" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;The word celebrity and the word architect are basically incompatible. I know it&rsquo;s come to pass that some of us have become famous, but it&rsquo;s a temporary condition, a strange pact: We get a lot of attention, but we&rsquo;re taken less seriously. Journalists seem mostly interested in what brand of shoes I wear.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> Justin Davidson talks with Rem Koolhaas about the recently released <a href="http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&amp;field-keywords=Project+Japan%3A+Metabolism+Talks&amp;x=0&amp;y=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Project Japan: Metabolism Talks</a>, a book of interviews conducted by Koolhaas and the curator Hans Ulrich Obrist.. They also discuss the current state of the profession and the fact that OMA has never completed a building in New York.&nbsp;</p>