Archinect - News 2014-07-28T06:19:15-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/104964608/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-concrete-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Concrete" Pinterest Board Archinect 2014-07-25T13:38:00-04:00 >2014-07-26T09:54:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wa/waxrf3o0uh1rrr1k.jpg" width="514" height="776" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <em><a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/concrete/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Concrete</a></em>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p5/p532xraz9rot6e23.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/masastudio/project/amangiri-resort-spa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amangiri Resort + Spa</a> in&nbsp;Canyon Point, UT by <a href="http://archinect.com/masastudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marwan Al-Sayed Inc. Architecture + Design</a>, Wendell Burnette and Rick Joy</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w6/w69xxw3j6671u6lm.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/5468796/project/oms-stage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMS Stage</a> in Winnipeg, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/5468796" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5468796 architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ou/ouw5ow7yf07i68yf.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/arkylab/project/xafix-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Xafix House</a> in&nbsp;Aguascalientes, Mexico by Luis Mor&aacute;n in collaboration with <a href="http://Arkylab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arkylab</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ko/koff99g6jiaakkcc.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/45216499/house-boz/97166663" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House Boz</a> in Gauteng, South Africa by <a href="http://archinect.com/NvdmArchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nico van der Meulen Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8k/8k61x1k2pfrhpjd2.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/cebra/project/grundfos-dormitory2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grundfos Dormitory</a> in Aarhus, Denmark by <a href="http://archinect.com/cebra" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CEBRA </a>&amp; NIRAS</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3t/3tz4xekqtbbhn9f9.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/19455964/belimbing-avenue/96294677" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Belimbing Avenue</a> in Singapore by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/19455964/hyla-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HYLA Architects</a>; Photo: Derek Swalwell</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1t/1t0lytbw33x12q90.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/104784449/office-house-luna/104865674" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Office + House Luna</a> in Buenos Aires, Argentina by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/104784449/hitzig-militello-arquitectos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hitzig Militello arquitectos</a>; Photo: Federico Kulekdjian</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p8/p8glclfjgyndyb6y.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/99419368/fernandez-leal-62/99420579" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fernandez Leal 62</a> in Mexico City by <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/99419368/raul-pe-a-arias" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Raul Pe&ntilde;a Arias</a>; Photo: Alber...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104807798/uk-contributes-10m-to-glasgow-school-of-art-half-for-mackintosh-restoration UK contributes £10m to Glasgow School of Art, half for Mackintosh restoration Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-22T20:44:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T20:59:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kz/kzs84i4m7sbzbgea.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"The people of Glasgow and many people far beyond were horrified when a few weeks ago fire ripped through the Art School, gutting its priceless library. The UK government has already made a &pound;5m contribution to the Mackintosh Appeal to help ensure that the building is restored to its former glory. And we are today making an additional &pound;5m contribution to support the School's new Graduate and Research Centre." &mdash; UK Chancellor George Osborne</p></em><br /><br /><p>This past May, a fire destroyed much of the historic Mackintosh library at the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/16607/the-glasgow-school-of-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glasgow School of Art,</a> a modern <a href="https://www.google.com/search?q=mackintosh+glasgow+school+of+art&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;hs=Wja&amp;rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&amp;channel=sb&amp;tbm=isch&amp;tbo=u&amp;source=univ&amp;sa=X&amp;ei=Rot_U_jJEM6JogSFkYCYDA&amp;ved=0CCoQsAQ&amp;biw=1272&amp;bih=1289" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">masterpiece</a> by Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Now, as part of an increase in the UK's funding of Glasgow's life sciences, business and arts sectors, the School has the resources to restore Mackintosh.</p><p>Previous reports about the Mackintosh fire can be found here:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100285007/update-glasgow-school-of-art-fire" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UPDATE: Glasgow School of Art fire</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102190685/archinect-rounds-up-critical-reactions-to-koolhaas-biennale Archinect rounds up critical reactions to Koolhaas' biennale Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-19T11:42:00-04:00 >2014-06-24T18:12:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9v/9vgex3jicofo8lwt.jpg" width="514" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This year's Venice Biennale of Architecture, curated by Rem Koolhaas, officially opened on June 7, under the theme "Fundamentals". The deluge of criticism and reporting coming out of the Biennale will surely continue until it closes November 23, but so far reactions from the architectural journalism community seem pretty consistent. Critics seem at once relieved that the biennale is not given away to preening and doting upon architectural personalities, but instead focused on "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/66227111/rem-koolhaas-announces-fundamentals-to-be-2014-s-venice-biennale-theme" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture, not architects</a>", as per Koolhaas' design. The flip-side of this could be seen as replacing objects of starchitectural value with a too-safe generalism, imbued with the self-importance of Koolhaas' cult of personality. Responses seem largely concerned with interpreting the man at the same time as his Biennale, rather than investigating the interplay of national pavilions' personalities under a unifying theme. But we've got many months to go, and this is only the beginning.</p><p>But with the sheer mass o...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/101495681/korea-chile-canada-france-and-russia-are-among-the-distinguished-at-the-2014-venice-biennale-award-ceremony Korea, Chile, Canada, France and Russia are among the distinguished at the 2014 Venice Biennale award ceremony Justine Testado 2014-06-09T20:10:00-04:00 >2014-06-11T00:51:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zv/zvsf99kxfeimb440.jpg" width="514" height="298" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The 14th International Architecture Exhibition, "Fundamentals" -- a.k.a. the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/news_tags/tag/venice+biennale+2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 Venice Biennale</a> -- officially opened on a festive note with the awards ceremony that took place on June 7 at the Giardini at la Biennale.</p><p>Awards and Special Mentions were given to national pavilions and individuals to what the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100579935/members-appointed-for-the-2014-venice-biennale-international-architecture-jury" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Biennale Jury</a> considered to convey the most compelling approaches to the "Fundamentals" theme, which examines how societies worldwide have progressed, adapted to, or even rejected modernism. The theme also highlights countries and regions whose contributions to the global discussion on modernism are typically overlooked.</p><p>Below is a list of the winners:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ji/ji7w06znqxi2lxag.jpg"></p><p><strong>Golden Lion for Best National Participation: <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/details_into_the_korean_peninsulas_crows_eye_view_pavilion_for_the_2014_ven/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Korea - "Crow&rsquo;s Eye View: The Korean Peninsula</a></strong><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/details_into_the_korean_peninsulas_crows_eye_view_pavilion_for_the_2014_ven/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"</a><br>Commissioner/Curator: Minsuk Cho<br>Curators: Hyungmin Pai, Changmo Ahn<br>Deputy Curator: Jihoi Lee<br>Summary: "The jury wishes to recognize Korea with a Golden Lion for the extraordinary achievement of presenting a new and rich body of knowledge of arch...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/101249386/minimalist-homes-rise-in-tijuana-as-violence-subsides Minimalist Homes Rise in Tijuana as Violence Subsides Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-06T15:08:00-04:00 >2014-06-06T15:09:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/46/46416b0af97b699708e5f1793e77da50.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ask almost any of the local architects in this Mexican border town and they will tell you Tijuana has become a hotbed of building activity. The growing demand for designer homes, they say, is being driven primarily by Tijuana natives returning to the city... Most of the developments in Tijuana are for upper-middle-class families ... but the spare designs and basic building materials, especially concrete, used by Mr. Medina and others make it possible for more residents to have designed homes.</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/100517642/massimo-vignelli-acclaimed-modernist-architect-and-graphic-designer-dies-at-83 Massimo Vignelli, acclaimed modernist architect and graphic designer, dies at 83 Justine Testado 2014-05-27T14:14:00-04:00 >2014-06-03T23:05:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pi/pib0noifdvkgg0s1.jpg" width="514" height="430" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Massimo Vignelli, the award-winning designer whose influential signature minimalist style balanced architecture and graphic design in the later half of the 20th century, has died at the age of 83 after a long-term illness.</p><p>Born in Milan on Jan. 10, 1931 and inspired by Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier, Vignelli began his career in architecture working as a draftsman when he was 16. He went on to study art and architecture in Milan and Venice, and came to the U.S. through academic fellowships between 1957-1960. He met his wife Lella Vignelli while studying in Venice and in 1960, they established the Vignelli Office of Design and Architecture in Milan.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pt/ptd0pd75wt8lsr0y.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l1/l1vd0mr46ksw2fej.jpg"></p><p>After Vignelli formed renowned design firm Unimark International with six other designers in Chicago, where they created New York's subway signs and helped shape corporate identities through graphic design, he and Lella co-founded <a href="http://www.vignelli.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vignelli Associates</a> -- their own architecture firm -- in 1971.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4z/4zbhelj591qjktqt.jpg"></p><p>Massimo Vignelli communicated architectural c...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100303112/new-zealand-exhibition-for-the-2014-venice-biennale-shows-the-country-s-pacific-architectural-roots New Zealand exhibition for the 2014 Venice Biennale shows the country’s Pacific architectural roots Justine Testado 2014-05-23T21:07:00-04:00 >2014-05-27T14:25:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nn/nnf3zbi9c63wu0o3.jpg" width="514" height="513" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Our next featured pavilion for the fast-approaching 2014 Venice Biennale hails from Down Under in New Zealand, who will be participating in the keystone event for the first time. Curated by award-winning Auckland architect David Mitchell, the New Zealand exhibition is titled "Last, Loneliest, Loveliest" from Rudyard Kipling's The Song of the Cities poem.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As a response to Biennale Director Rem Koolhaas&rsquo;s theme, "Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014" that addresses the homogeneity of modernism, the New Zealand exhibition puts the country's distinct architectural scene in the spotlight -- from its traditional yet overlooked Pacific roots to dominant international influences. Below are a few highlights to be showcased.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/30/30jr0mo4beascigh.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t4/t4yku1hg46awmmu9.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/62/6228081eleva6ull.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ex/exx6ryj7qoxw0sy6.jpg"></p><p>Read background info on the exhibition on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/new_zealand_exhibition_for_the_2014_venice_biennale_shows_the_country_s_pac/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p><strong>Related: </strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100239685/arctic-adaptations-nunavut-at-15-to-represent-canadian-pavilion-at-2014-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15&rdquo; to represent Canadian Pavilion at 2014 Venice Biennale</a></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95960286/parliament-themed-austrian-pavilion-revealed-for-2014-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Parliament-themed Austrian Pavilion revealed for 2014 Venice Biennale</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/100187115/mid-century-norwegian-design-pieces-make-their-way-to-new-york-s-openhouse-gallery-in-soho Mid-century Norwegian design pieces make their way to New York’s Openhouse Gallery in Soho Justine Testado 2014-05-21T20:38:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T20:01:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ok/ok3ebgq689nvcen4.jpg" width="514" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After success in Oslo and Tokyo, the Norwegian Icons: Important Norwegian Design exhibition is ready to make its U.S. debut in New York's Openhouse Gallery starting May 23. Highlighting Norway's contribution to mid-century Scandinavian design, the selling exhibition will showcase over 500 high-end designer objects created by 44 Norwegian designers between 1940-1975.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The objects will be arranged with iconic Norwegian artworks, including those by renowned artist Edvard Munch. Works will be presented so as to showcase the artists' various roles in shaping the traditions of Norwegian design and architecture during the 20th century.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l1/l13yehp8zv4pmmqd.jpg"></p><p>Find more event details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/mid-century_norwegian_design_pieces_make_their_way_to_new_yorks_openhouse_g/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/99881734/a-renaissance-for-bauhaus-as-germany-grapples-with-its-past A renaissance for Bauhaus as Germany grapples with its past Alexander Walter 2014-05-16T13:56:00-04:00 >2014-05-19T21:59:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/27/2712d012c58aa9e0ec60894a99112bdd.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The most striking Bauhaus designs, such as Marcel Breuer's tubular steel chair or the Wagenfeld table lamp, have been endlessly copied and mass produced. But the architecture of the design school has left a more complicated legacy in Germany. [...] reopens two of the art school's most significant houses on Friday, almost 70 years after they were bombed, the move is sure to reignite the old debate about what to do with historic buildings damaged during the second world war.</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/98436419/czech-communist-architecture-may-be-protected Czech Communist architecture may be protected Alexander Walter 2014-04-21T13:34:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T14:41:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4c/4cd267818e2b651bda5d75f18f7345f1.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The new commission for cultural heritage protection, an adviser to the Czech National Heritage Institute (NP&Uacute;) director, has recommended that the state start protecting relatively young works of architecture from the second half of the 20th century [...] &ldquo;Unlike the architecture of the interwar Czechoslovakia, the post-war architecture has been omitted by protection programs so far, also because its valuable pieces are more difficult to distinguish."</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/96407909/better-a-small-house-than-a-skyscraper-that-signifies-nothing Better a small house than a skyscraper that signifies nothing Alexander Walter 2014-03-24T13:38:00-04:00 >2014-03-24T13:42:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/71/718b485bc14f0c66c1337ed713acfc0b.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The White House may be the centre of great power, but it is not in itself that big or that shouty. It&rsquo;s just a nice, white house, rather elegant, with a fine sweeping drive, but utterly dwarfed by the US Treasury next door &ndash; a fact that is, in itself, a bit of a clue to the relative significance of wealth in American society. [...] If the White House gleams simply because of the influence of the man inside it, the rest of the Washington complex is designed to make its case for significance.</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/96173403/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-minimalism-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Minimalism" Pinterest Board Archinect 2014-03-21T13:31:00-04:00 >2014-07-27T16:08:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nc/nch223g53zjkh79a.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip: </strong>use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the brand new board, <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/minimalism/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Minimalism</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n7/n72tc5kcr9xticov.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/masastudio/project/desert-city-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Desert City House</a> in Paradise Valley, AZ by <a href="http://archinect.com/masastudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marwan Al-Sayed Inc. Architecture + Design</a>; Photo: Bill Timmermann/Matt Winquist</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7s/7sb79p5cwrd45a9t.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/10196497/jellyfish-house/91673349" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jellyfish House</a> in Marbella, Spain by <a href="http://archinect.com/Wiel-Arets-Architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wiel Arets Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sv/svfw8mllmasrc8n8.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/106394/manhattan-triplex/78355431" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manhattan Triplex</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/1100architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1100 Architect</a>; Photo: Michael Moran/OTTO</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gg/gg03wrkq6bnrb1t7.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/minimalusa/project/brooklyn-loft2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Loft</a> in Brooklyn, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/minimalusa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Minimal USA</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/po/poe95e6plunusc8b.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/halffloors/project/house-halffloors-espinho-portugal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House Halffloors</a> in Espinho, Portugal by 1+1 Arquitectos, Lda. (Team member: <a href="http://archinect.com/halffloors" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pedro Brito)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7l/7l1hf0kuj74k64fg.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/83267651/notarishuys/83267652" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Notarishuys</a> in Diksmuide, Belgium by <a href="http://archinect.com/GovaertVanhoutte" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Govaert &amp; Vanhoutte Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vq/vqvmk5xkp9nwa56c.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/65262291/haus-w/73071536" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Haus W</a> in Frankfurt am Main, Germany by <a href="http://archinect.com/shaw-architekten" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ian Shaw Architekten</a>; Photo: Felix Krumbholz</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jb/jbw1sb2ryn8me3o2.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/40920362/municipal-auditorium-of-teulada/75242856" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Municipal Auditorium</a> of Teulada in Teulada, Spain by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/40920362/francisco-mangado-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Francisco Mang...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/95956250/nation-building Nation Building Alexander Walter 2014-03-18T17:15:00-04:00 >2014-03-19T12:17:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/63/63b02d22990224fb27d6bd482816ee68.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New York&rsquo;s United Nations Headquarters, completed in 1952, pioneered the global workplace. Now nearing the end of a $2.1 billion makeover, it&rsquo;s again in the vanguard. [...] It might have been easier -- and possibly cheaper -- to tear the whole structure down and start from scratch. However, for an organization for which precedent and symbolism govern every handshake, the historical meaning of the UN&rsquo;s architecture still resonates.</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/94889349/win-paul-t-frankl-s-autobiography-a-chance-to-attend-the-u-s-book-launch-in-l-a Win Paul T. Frankl's autobiography + a chance to attend the U.S. Book Launch in L.A. Justine Testado 2014-03-05T15:00:00-05:00 >2014-03-05T15:17:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g7/g7oikrlmi1q83t5s.jpg" width="514" height="678" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We're having yet another book giveaway! Five Archinectors will win a copy of the <em>Paul T. Frankl Autobiography</em>, published by <a href="http://doppelhouse.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DoppelHouse Press</a> and edited by notable design scholar Christopher Long and Aurora McClain from the University of Texas at Austin.</p><p>On top of that, another winner and their guest will be able to attend the exclusive U.S. Book Launch reception happening this Friday, March 7 at the historic Village Green in Baldwin Hills, Los Angeles. Hosted by the SoCal chapter of Docomomo/US, Professor Long and Paulette Frankl &mdash; the daughter of Paul T. Frankl&nbsp;&mdash; will feature presentations at this event. <strong>(More info in flyer below.)</strong><br><br><strong>To enter the book drawing and/or the March 7 EVENT drawing, sign up to the Archinect Weekly newsletter, then send us an email to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>, stating if you are interested in the book or the event drawing.</strong></p>#mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your ... http://archinect.com/news/article/93020114/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-concrete-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Concrete" Pinterest Board Archinect 2014-02-07T14:04:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T22:05:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3b/3beip3a3vhfm469b.jpg" width="514" height="665" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <em><a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/concrete/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Concrete</a></em>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r8/r8euaws5iz1uk61s.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/masastudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Desert City House</a> in Paradise Valley, AZ by <a href="http://archinect.com/masastudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marwan Al-Sayed Inc. Architecture + Design</a>; Photo: Bill Timmermann/Matt Winquist</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a9/a93joq616iielayo.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/40920362/municipal-auditorium-of-teulada/75242856" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Municipal Auditorium</a> in Teulada, Spain by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/40920362/francisco-mangado-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Francisco Mangado &amp; Associates</a>; Photo: Juan Rodr&iacute;guez</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w6/w6tq8po6s9fuaug1.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/10196497/hedge-house/77957772" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hedge House</a> in Wijlre, the Netherlands by <a href="http://archinect.com/Wiel-Arets-Architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wiel Arets Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/35/35m8wbsvv8g2hiq5.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/variableprojects/project/modular-variations-prototype-ii" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Modular Variations - Prototype II</a> in Minneapolis, MN by <a href="http://archinect.com/variableprojects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Variable Projects</a> with students of Modular Variations Design Studio, Bachelor of Design in Architecture Program, Spring 2013, <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/3277911/university-of-minnesota" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Minnesota School of Architecture</a>; Instructor: <a href="http://archinect.com/adammarcus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Adam Marcus</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rg/rg8fy61t61ee3twd.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/31790/ricardo-bofill-taller-de-arquitectura-headquarters/75880140" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura Headquarters</a> in Sant Just Desvern, Spain by <a href="http://archinect.com/ricardo_bofill_taller_arquitectura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ricar...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85320829/plan-to-raze-five-paul-rudolph-buildings-in-buffalo Plan to Raze Five Paul Rudolph Buildings in Buffalo davvid 2013-10-30T10:55:00-04:00 >2013-11-04T23:02:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aw/awrymvmnja575rzz.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Buffalo Planning Board will be reviewing plans to construct 48 apartments in eight new buildings next week. The complex at 270 Niagara Street sits in the shadow of City Hall. It currently contains 472 units on 9.5 acres and was completed in 1972.</p></em><br /><br /><p> On Nov 6, 2013 in Buffalo the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.city-buffalo.com/files/1_2_1/city_departments/SPlanning/Planning/Agendas2013/Meeting1161.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">City Planning Board</a> will meet to review plans submitted by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.norstarcompanies.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norstar Development </a>that will&nbsp;demolish five buildings of the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Rudolph_(architect)" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Rudolph</a>-designed Shoreline Apartments to make room for eight new residential buildings. The is being described as "Phase 1," and the details of the later phases have not yet been made public.</p> <p> The Shoreline Apartments project was designed by Paul Rudolph and completed in 1974. It was featured in the September 1972 edition of Architectural Record.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/81597386/the-architectural-history-of-pepsi-cola-part-1-the-mad-men-years The Architectural History of Pepsi-Cola, Part 1: The 'Mad Men' Years Archinect 2013-09-11T13:58:00-04:00 >2013-09-12T22:09:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8a/8a9f1f07b61a8e56dc2a13b40d44a085.jpg" width="514" height="593" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When the Pepsi Headquarters was built in 1960, the 13-story building at the corner of Park Avenue and 59th Street exemplified the International Style in America. Moreover, it pushed the limits of what was technically possible; its nine-feet-high by thirteen-feet-long glass panes were the largest that could be created and only a half-inch thick. To avoid using heavy mullions or frames the glass was cushioned by neoprene glazing strips, allowing an almost completely flush exterior surface.</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/81221626/the-building-after-artforum-talks-with-this-year-s-pritzker-prize-winner-toyo-ito The Building After - Artforum talks with this year's Pritzker Prize winner, Toyo Ito Archinect 2013-09-06T16:52:00-04:00 >2013-09-09T18:42:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qx/qxnxeuyi1gwfaft7.jpg" width="514" height="518" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Our way of life is still based in twentieth-century ideas, specifically a modernist philosophy that assumes we can use science and technology to conquer nature. So we try to isolate ourselves from nature; our cities are completely segregated from the environment. [...] That kind of modernist thinking has reached its limit.</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/81153290/major-exhibition-on-polymath-designer-norman-bel-geddes-to-open-at-mcny Major exhibition on polymath designer Norman Bel Geddes to open at MCNY Justine Testado 2013-09-06T13:38:00-04:00 >2013-09-11T13:00:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oo/ooscptcuu59p6eml.jpg" width="514" height="424" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The "Norman Bel Geddes: I Have Seen the Future" exhibition will open at the <a href="http://mcny.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of the City of New York</a> starting Oct. 16. Presented by MCNY and the <a href="http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/%E2%80%8E" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin</a>, it will be the first major exhibition to explore the life and multi-faceted career of the man whose futuristic designs shaped the image of modern America during the early half of the 20th century.<br><br> This event is also in promotion through <a href="http://archtober.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archtober</a>, a festival of architectural and design programs, exhibitions, and activities happening throughout New York City in the month of October.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jk/jki21rnv0lch7kck.jpg" title=""><br><br> Curated by MCNY's Donald Albrecht (Curator of Architecture and Design), the five-part exhibition will begin with Bel Geddes' birth in 1893 and the early stages of his creativity, then delve into his prime decades from the 1920s-1940s, and finally end with his post-war-period works until his death in 1958.</p> <p> Receiving barely any academic training, Bel Geddes created revolutionary theatrical, indus...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/81001146/homes-of-tomorrow-radio-program-explores-ern-goldfinger-s-utopia "Homes of Tomorrow" radio program explores Ernö Goldfinger's utopia Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-09-03T21:33:00-04:00 >2013-09-09T18:50:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hw/hwltzat7gs02h51b.jpg" width="514" height="497" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> "Homes of Tomorrow", a new radio program from London's "radical alternative" radio station, Resonance 104.4 fm, will explore the atmosphere and legacy of modernist architect Ern&ouml; Goldfinger&rsquo;s utopian visions. Broadcasting Wednesdays at 10pm (BST) through September, the program features discussions with architects, artists, historians and residents of Goldfinger's buildings. Each show will also include site-specific sound-collages, recorded around Goldfinger's four major <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ern%C5%91_Goldfinger#Modernist_in_London" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London structures</a>.</p> <p> Visit <a href="http://resonancefm.com/listen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Resonance 104.4 fm</a>&nbsp;to listen from anywhere.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/79916111/design-in-film-the-modern-house DESIGN IN FILM: THE MODERN HOUSE Archinect 2013-08-20T14:55:00-04:00 >2013-08-20T15:10:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ba/baxspxvmx5y1vdww.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Modern homes, both real and fake, as featured in the movies.</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/79797904/indie-doc-coast-modern-tracks-west-coast-modernism Indie doc, Coast Modern, tracks West Coast modernism Archinect 2013-08-19T11:10:00-04:00 >2013-08-26T18:34:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pr/pr257gg3ghzf1ymv.jpg" width="514" height="715" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Coast Modern is an independent documentary by directors Mike Bernard and Gavin Froome. Travelling along the Pacific North West coastline from LA to Vancouver, the film showcases the pioneers of West Coast Modernist Architecture, and the homes that have become their legacies. Stepping inside the most inspired dwellings on the west coast, we feel how the light and space of a classic Modernist home can work in collaboration with the natural environment.</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/79797101/los-angeles-s-endangered-modernist-homes Los Angeles’s Endangered Modernist Homes Archinect 2013-08-19T09:02:00-04:00 >2013-08-26T18:34:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2b/2bbd439fbf511cf090b90351c51b80f5.jpg" width="514" height="410" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;An economic downturn is always a good thing for preservation,&rdquo; says Regina O&rsquo;Brien, chairperson of the Modern Committee of the Los Angeles Conservancy. &ldquo;A lot fewer developers are making a lot less money, and therefore they have a lot less motivation to pursue these profit-oriented flips. But the problem is that the opposite is true when the market picks back up.&rdquo;</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/78304624/2013-george-matsumoto-prize-recognizes-modernist-architecture-in-north-carolina 2013 George Matsumoto Prize Recognizes Modernist Architecture in North Carolina Alexander Walter 2013-07-30T17:56:00-04:00 >2013-08-05T20:42:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ot/ot83wzg0dwsn67bl.jpg" width="514" height="398" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The educational nonprofit archive North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH, formerly Triangle Modernist Houses) has published the 2013 winners of the George Matsumoto Prize which recognizes excellence in recent single-family Modernist residential design in North Carolina.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>&ldquo;These winners demonstrate to the public that Modernist design can be affordable, efficient, sustainable, and most importantly, a house to love for decades,&rdquo; Smart [</em><em>George Smart, NCMH Executive Director] </em><em>said. &ldquo;We want potential homeowners to realize that, by using an architect or designer, or by buying a Modernist house on the market, they can have a great home for the same budget as an ordinary house.&rdquo;</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/75687010/please-save-modernism-from-the-modern Please Save Modernism from the Modern Andrew Davis 2013-06-21T11:02:00-04:00 >2013-06-25T01:32:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/61/61z5fgojp5iokqf8.jpg" width="514" height="398" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"There are certainly critical voices that doubt the building&rsquo;s value. These begin with that of MoMA itself . . . While others claim the AFAM should be preserved because it&rsquo;s a great Modernist building, and therefore part of the MoMA collection, rather than its campus, no one has unequivocally answered the question of why it is so. The discourse as yet remains one of opinions asserted as imperatives: I love it / I never liked it / it must be saved / tear it down."</p></em><br /><br /><p> David Heymann in his critical article explores the deeper issues at play in the American Folk Art Museum controversy. As he mentions, the stances taken for or against the AFAM are clear, however; too much attention has been paid to the object itself and not to reality that it sits empty as a vestigial cultural space. Whether or not the building will disappear is hardly as interesting as the discussion of why such a cultural icon was ever allowed to fail. Is architecture only as relevant as the people and things that it contains?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/72624735/on-the-folk-art-museum-save-modernism-from-the-modern On the Folk Art Museum: Save Modernism from the Modern Places Journal 2013-05-07T13:20:00-04:00 >2013-05-10T16:36:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8z/8z14hnfqwsje1f07.jpg" width="514" height="661" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Modernism worth pursuing &mdash; worth protecting &mdash; is the one where Gregor Samsa wakes up transformed into a large insect, and ends up with an apple embedded in his carapace, which is exactly what the Folk Art Museum is to the Museum of Modern Art, right now, right where it is.</p></em><br /><br /><p> On Places, David Heymann presents an incisive critique of MoMA's decision to raze the Folk Art Museum building, by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects.</p> <p> From a quiet beginning &mdash; "Here is why I think the American Folk Art Museum is a great Modernist building" &mdash; Heymann works his way to a pointed conclusion: "Modernism in the architecture of the Modern is just another sad Historical Revival Style, the very thing Modernism as an ideology set out so intently to destroy."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/71569308/buildings-that-lie-about-their-age Buildings That Lie About Their Age Archinect 2013-04-19T20:10:00-04:00 >2013-05-02T23:59:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/84/84cac215669aa79ef71d08645270d6c1.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>John Hill&rsquo;s book &ldquo;A Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture&rdquo; is filled with examples of the crazy new forms of the last decade, like Frank Gehry&rsquo;s white wind-filled &ldquo;sail&rdquo; on the West Side Highway in Chelsea. [...] And yet, the United States is in the middle of a great revival of traditional architecture &mdash; Georgian, neo-Classical, Arts and Crafts and so forth &mdash; that is almost absent from Mr. Hill&rsquo;s stimulating and enjoyable work. So, what isn&rsquo;t contemporary about traditional design?</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/71555241/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-concrete-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Concrete" Pinterest Board Archinect 2013-04-19T17:21:00-04:00 >2013-04-24T11:59:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0d/0dlz502r7q8fdju1.jpg" width="514" height="808" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest </a>boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People </a>profiles.</p> <p> Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <em><a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/concrete/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Concrete</a></em>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l0/l0irirwxmgez5amo.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/65262291/pavilion-siegen/65271413" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pavilion Siegen</a> in Siegen, Germany by <a href="http://archinect.com/shaw-architekten" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ian Shaw Architekten</a>; Photo: Felix Krumbholz</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/82/82b7xt2c0fte0fsj.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/64737526/secondary-school-braamcamp-freire-pontinha/66561599" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Secondary School, Braamcamp Freire Pontinha</a> in Lisbon, Portugal by <a href="http://archinect.com/cvdb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">cvdb arquitectos</a>; Photo: invisiblegentleman.com</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/io/iooqvalh6nmafwdg.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/67594087/otsuka-dofukuten/67594088" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Otsuka-Dofukuten</a> in Kyoto, Japan by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/67594087/yusuke-seki" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yusuke Seki</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k0/k0ama6u3ymfkzt4l.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/pespanol/project/phase-i-of-the-center-of-interpretation-of-cave-paintings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Center of Interpretation of Cave Paintings</a> in El Cogul, Lleida, Spain by <a href="http://archinect.com/pespanol" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Prudenci Espa&ntilde;ol</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c1/c129g4sf1il0ghtn.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/gorlinarchitects/project/house-in-nova-scotia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House in Nova Scotia</a>, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/gorlinarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexander Gorlin Architects</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4d/4duspbktzaq6xmdh.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/57933/jindu-sustainable-pavilion/68593088" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jindu Sustainable Pavilion</a> in Hangzhou, China by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/57933/paul-lukez-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Lukez Architecture</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xn/xndd4s0tiki3sfrr.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/45500577/recent-projects/45500580" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House in Soan Garden</a>, Islamabad, Pakistan by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/45500577/arkam-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arkam &amp; Partners</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ox/oxkgiiowhgv9ndjl.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/7159/hotel-b-sico/47855442" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hotel B&aacute;sico</a> in Playa del Carmen, Mexico by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/7159/central-de-arquitectura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Central de Arquitectura</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dm/dm3rvwx4wx2ic2rt.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/braddicksonimages/project/craig-konyk-brooklyn-apartment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apartment</a> in Brooklyn, NY by Craig Konyk; Photo: <a href="http://archinect.com/braddicksonimages" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brad Dickson</a></p> <p> (Cov...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/65977795/le-corbusier-s-ecology-what-modern-architecture-teaches-us-about-green-design Le Corbusier's Ecology: What Modern Architecture Teaches Us About Green Design Archinect 2013-01-21T20:02:00-05:00 >2013-01-29T09:42:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f2/f26457a0034b2bc111eac201ca4eae40.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The modernists were attempting to make architecture for a class of people who were not necessarily privileged to the architectural product... that&rsquo;s very relevant for our times, because once again architecture has drifted to the fringe of being a product for the elite... when the early modernists imagined that we could build light, airy, and dignified environments for working-class, they recognized that there was a limitation on the resources and capital society had available to make the work.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Artinfo talks to Kevin Bone, curator of &ldquo;<a href="http://cooper.edu/events-and-exhibitions/exhibitions/lessons-modernism" target="_blank">Lessons From Modernism: Environmental Design Considerations in 20th Century Architecture</a>"</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/63668175/the-tmh-nowell-s-architecture-movie-series-presents-the-pruitt-igoe-myth The TMH/Nowell's Architecture Movie Series Presents "The Pruitt-Igoe Myth" kimweiss 2012-12-18T13:04:00-05:00 >2012-12-20T14:16:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/md/mdmjovjzqqwivg1o.jpg" width="514" height="349" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Pruitt-Igoe has lived on symbolically as an icon of failure. Liberals perceive it as exemplifying the government's appalling treatment of the poor. Architectural critics cite it as proof of the failure of high-rise public housing for families with children. One critic even asserted that its destruction signaled the end of the modern style of architecture.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> December 16, 2012 (Raleigh, NC)&nbsp; --<a href="http://www.trianglemodernisthouses.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Triangle Modernist Houses</a>&rsquo; Nowell&rsquo;s Architecture Movie Series continues in January with a special screening of &ldquo;The Pruitt-Igoe Myth&rdquo; on Thursday, January 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the <a href="http://www.carolinacinemas.com/raleigh/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Raleigh Grande</a>.</p> <p> Pruitt&ndash;Igoe was a 33-building urban housing project in St. Louis, Missouri, designed by architect Minoru Yamasaki, who also designed the former World Trade Center towers. It was named for Wendell O. Pruitt, an African-American fighter pilot in World War II, and William L. Igoe, former U.S. Congressman. Costing $36 million, 60 percent above the national average for public housing at the time, the design was heralded as a transformative tool for the disadvantaged; the architects and city planners sold the project to the public on the belief that good design would make a hugely positive difference in people&rsquo;s lives.</p> <p> However, living conditions in Pruitt&ndash;Igoe began to decline very soon after completion in 1956. By the late 1960s, the complex was internati...</p>