Archinect - News 2017-05-23T18:33:25-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150004900/saving-modern-buildings-one-hashtag-at-a-time-world-monuments-fund-kicks-off-moderncentury-instagram-campaign Saving Modern buildings, one hashtag at a time: World Monuments Fund kicks off #ModernCentury Instagram campaign Alexander Walter 2017-04-27T15:04:00-04:00 >2017-04-29T07:38:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fh/fh65qdes2v3jwrkf.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The World Monuments Fund (WMF) launched its first Instagram campaign [...] to draw attention to the plight of the world&rsquo;s Modern buildings, an increasing number of which are at risk because of the lack of regulations or political will needed to protect them. The fund kicks off the programme with a list of 30 sites nominated by architects, experts and students posted on its website and is appealing to the public to add to this list by submitting nominations via Instagram.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"The list will be sent to an advisory council formed of architects, including Annabelle Selldorf, designers and critics, who will advise the WMF on the next phase of the Modern Century programme."</em></p><p>The sites included on the initial list of 30 nominees are:</p><p><strong>Hall of Nations</strong> (pictured in the cover photo above, demolished on April 23, 2017),&nbsp;New Delhi, India</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5k/5kwf1r1yzqakpnh5.jpg"></p><p><strong>Thompson Center (State of Illinois Building)</strong>,&nbsp;Chicago, Illinois, USA (Photo:&nbsp;Mobilus In Mobili, Flickr)</p><p><strong>Algiers Polytechnic School of Architecture and Urbanism</strong>,&nbsp;Algiers, Algeria</p><p><strong>Hiraoka City Hall</strong>,&nbsp;Hiraoka, Japan</p><p><strong>Honduras National Congress</strong>,&nbsp;Tegucigalpa, Honduras</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zu/zuqomwul51ps4j1z.jpg"></p><p><strong>SESC Pomp&eacute;ia</strong>,&nbsp;Sao Paulo, Brazil (Photo:&nbsp;Markus Lanz, Flickr)</p><p><strong>Sirius Building</strong>,&nbsp;Sydney, Australia</p><p><strong>Alexandria Zoo</strong>,&nbsp;Alexandria, Egypt</p><p><strong>South Humber Park Pavilion</strong>,&nbsp;Toronto, Canada</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f0/f0kfi7nfbbvht6ep.jpg"></p><p><strong>Spomen Dom</strong>,&nbsp;Kola&scaron;in, Montenegro (Photo:&nbsp;Boban Scepanovic)</p><p><strong>Restaurante Panor&acirc;mico de Monsanto</strong>,&nbsp;Lisbon, Portugal</p><p><strong>Scala Theater</strong>,&nbsp;Bangkok, Thailand</p><p><strong>Painted Desert Community Complex</strong>,&nbsp;Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004391/untangling-louis-kahn-s-life-and-work Untangling Louis Kahn's life and work Nicholas Korody 2017-04-24T12:38:00-04:00 >2017-04-24T12:38:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/79/79h1m1juq5q2kgdu.jpg" width="650" height="380" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It is one of history&rsquo;s cruelties that Louis Kahn is almost better known for his unconventional domestic arrangements than for his architecture. Kahn gave us a remarkable string of masterpieces that includes the Salk Institute and the Kimbell Art Museum, and yet he was one of those shambling geniuses whose life was a mess of contradictions. While his commissions took him around the world, he managed to maintain three separate families at home in Philadelphia.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"He had a reputation for blowing deadlines and budgets, testing the patience of clients. No one was surprised to learn after his death in 1974 that his firm was deep in debt. The turmoil of his life came to overshadow his accomplishments."</em></p><p>The author, Inga Saffron, reviews&nbsp;<em>You Say to Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn </em>by Wendy Lesser, a new biography/monograph on the renowned architect. "Wendy Lesser&rsquo;s <em>You Say to Brick </em>is easily the most complete narrative of Kahn&rsquo;s life and career, magnificently researched and gracefully written," she writes.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003771/a-1960-frank-lloyd-wright-home-near-minneapolis-is-now-for-sale A 1960 Frank Lloyd Wright home near Minneapolis is now for sale Nicholas Korody 2017-04-19T12:43:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T09:08:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5w/5wa9x076wi4ng2ge.jpg" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Over the past couple days, there&rsquo;s been a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150003408/the-booth-house-philip-johnson-s-first-constructed-commission-now-up-for-sale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">string</a> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150003625/eisenman-s-iconic-house-ii-is-now-on-the-market-for-850k" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">of</a> iconic modernist homes put on the market. Now, a pretty incredible Frank Lloyd Wright is for sale. 2206 Parklands Lane, close to downtown Minneapolis, is a 3-bedroom, 2-bath home built in 1960. It&rsquo;s made primarily of brick, stone and wood and set on a 3.77 acre lot. It&rsquo;s stocked with some original furniture too. Check out the listing <a href="https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/mn/saint-louis-park/2206-parklands-lane/pid_12602097/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qd/qdwq5zsnyev1k0n5.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c2/c2u4sjlbzc4tcu4p.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cl/clkgzzct6cbc7pv6.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ab/ab3659qbxhv2i84j.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vg/vgx4hc4t8k615d9x.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g5/g5zq7rlrr8z8ly7d.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s7/s75rzakhkt0ofygd.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ft/ft1x9erdiyntt3ta.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ab/abnffva5o6owrsde.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ny/nyxlnnqu9kskdszd.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002881/jose-oubrerie-s-legendary-and-innovative-miller-house-on-the-market-for-550k Jose Oubrerie's legendary and innovative Miller House on the market for $550K Julia Ingalls 2017-04-13T14:34:00-04:00 >2017-04-13T14:38:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r8/r802ljamoqcjlara.jpg" width="650" height="263" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>According to a listing on <a href="https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/832-Lochmere-Pl-Lexington-KY-40509/84437815_zpid/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zillow</a>, Jose Oubrerie's&nbsp;visually complex, materially innovative Miller House is now on the market for $550,000. Each room is a study in unusual and exactingly executed detail; cabinets transition seamlessly into L-shaped shelving, while doors become hosts for asymmetrically placed conduits latched with what appears to be matte-finished silver nickel. Vivid bursts of color abruptly appear among otherwise natural-toned wood, from an electric blue wall to a wild red kitchen cabinet.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1a/1alncr6gm1elif8y.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kz/kzltc5052gffx89h.jpg"></p><p>The effect is something akin to traveling through an architect's unbridled imagination; although the house does possess its own internal logic, the constant visual stimulus delivers perpetual surprise.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yy/yynosqndj7ns5eek.jpg"></p><p>The Zillow listing possess a link to a <a href="https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=7Jn6dSiMtvV&amp;mls=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3D photographic tour</a> of the house, which allows one to get a fuller sense of how the elements interlock, and just how dizzying it is to stride from one floor to another.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149997439/how-esther-mccoy-s-writings-connected-mexican-and-la-design-in-this-museo-jumex-exhibition How Esther McCoy's writings connected Mexican and LA design in this Museo Jumex exhibition Justine Testado 2017-03-15T17:02:00-04:00 >2017-03-15T17:07:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yn/ynktfvpqvci12w3b.jpg" width="650" height="656" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Esther McCoy is best known as the architecture writer who helped shape the story of Modernism in Los Angeles. Less known is the nearly year-long period she spent in Mexico in 1951. During this time, she wrote about key architectural developments in the country... &ldquo;The [&ldquo;Passersby 02: Esther McCoy&rdquo; exhibition] presents [McCoy] as this kind of bridge,&rdquo; says Esparza, &ldquo;from L.A. to Mexico and from Mexico to L.A.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Architecture historian and critic Esther McCoy is the spotlight of a micro-exhibition called&nbsp;<a href="https://www.fundacionjumex.org/en/exposiciones/83-pasajeros-02-esther-mccoy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Passersby 02: Esther McCoy&rdquo;</a>, which closes this Sunday at&nbsp;Museo Jumex. The exhibition investigates how McCoy's&nbsp;writings on key architectural developments in Mexico during her extended stay in 1951 had an influence on the architectural styles that developed in Los Angeles. It explores the exchange of ideas and references between&nbsp;Mexico and Los Angeles, and how McCoy became an important connection between the two places.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149985189/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-concrete-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Concrete" Pinterest Board Archinect 2017-01-06T16:10:00-05:00 >2017-02-11T20:01:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2y/2ytx3d3z21zhz99a.jpg" width="650" height="975" 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/650x/d2/d2a7kac0gyuz87ib.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/dominique-coulon-associes/project/gymnasium-in-clamart" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gymnasium</a> in Clamart, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/dominique-coulon-associes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dominique Coulon &amp; associ&eacute;s</a>; Photo: Eugeni Pons</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kr/kr575l1t7zcamxe4.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/149975370/casa-narigua/149975389" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Casa Narigua</a> in Nuevo Le&oacute;n, Mexico by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/149975370/p-0-arquitectura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">P+0 Arquitectura</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/er/erqg3n8mwtsemh1f.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/eskewdumezripple/project/st-pius-chapel-prayer-garden2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">St. Pius Chapel &amp; Prayer Garden</a> in New Orleans, LA by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/eskewdumezripple" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eskew+Dumez+Ripple</a> (Architects of Record)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2x/2x4djdlmbssqty2w.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/54428815/yoojeongheon-in-jeju/149970556" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YooJeongHeon</a> in Jeju, South Korea by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/54428815/studio_gaon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">studio_GAON</a>; Photo: Youngchae Park</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jn/jnmzb9d1jlksbkbx.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/bureaudechange/project/slab-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Slab House</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/bureaudechange" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bureau de Change</a>; Photo: Ben Blossom</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/82/82f2fqo82l31qvdh.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/149971019/uch2-university-of-brighton/149975379" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCH2, University of Brighton</a> in Brighton, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/149971019/proctor-matthews-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Proctor &amp; Matthews Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a2/a2lpav8huy0ia4u7.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/2507/nardini-research-centre-and-auditorium-bassano-del-grappa-vicenza/149958799" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nardini Research Centre and Auditorium</a> in Vicenza, Italy by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/2507/studio-fuksas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Fuksas</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yg/yg0mrktsarspt1ou.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/ljuliensehl/project/chapel-rainforest-international-school2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chapel, Rainforest International School</a> in Yaound&eacute;, Cameroon by <a href="http://archinect.com/methoddesign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Method Design Architecture + Urbanism</a>; ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149966419/architecture-has-sacrificed-its-aspiration-to-deepen-public-life Architecture has sacrificed its aspiration to deepen public life Julia Ingalls 2016-09-01T20:23:00-04:00 >2016-09-01T21:15:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v4/v4hxvdcdo91zf0j9.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Modern architecture, during its heyday, was deeply concerned with its civic function; its mission to reform housing and improve the city was a moral imperative. But the failure of this utopian vision has served to...[give] rise to a profession in which its practice is defined increasingly by individual &ldquo;star&rdquo; architects and &ldquo;architecture for architecture&rsquo;s sake&rdquo;...</p></em><br /><br /><p>In a piece on the civic benefits of music, literature, and architecture to the public sphere, Rebecca Burgess finds architecture to be somewhat lacking, based on the writings of Michael J. Lewis. Is this a complaint about the good old days in the vein of <a href="http://Where%20Architects%20Fear%20to%20Tread:%20Britain%20Bores%20Again" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Prince Charles</a>, or a meaningful critique in an era of starchitects?&nbsp;</p><p>For all the latest on starchitecture:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136652209/what-a-starchitectural-skyline-means-for-the-future-of-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What a starchitectural skyline means for the future of New York</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145193048/the-new-east-is-where-western-starchitect-dreams-come-true-or-turn-into-nightmares" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The New East is where western starchitect dreams come true (or turn into nightmares)</a></li><li><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">The In Crowd: review of "Conversations with Architects: In the Age of Celebrity"</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965122/brooklyn-say-hello-to-your-new-neighbors Brooklyn, say hello to your new neighbors! Alexander Walter 2016-08-24T18:10:00-04:00 >2016-08-25T16:53:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/20/204693f569a77ca51f4ae9642b08df52.jpg" width="650" height="453" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>You&rsquo;ve always wanted to call Brooklyn home. But it&rsquo;s complicated. You&rsquo;re not really the pioneering type. Brooklyn can be rough around the edges. Amenities are lacking. We understand. Industrial-chic finishes are important in life. So are 25-year tax abatements. And European-style, car-sized parking turntables.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Failed Architecture takes a closer look at Brooklyn's wildly sprouting 'developer architecture':</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/21/21bbb923e7031b647d54c8b26c560c76.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d3/d3602ab9b587c626f54b6def3c000b4f.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8f/8f1fe7bad6bc179be03b54834174db42.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cf/cfba7c338867ef0f862ac431fdda313e.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/74/74fcfcc084213d17b18ec2bee9a53734.jpg"></p><p>Photographs by Cameron Blaylock. Find many more examples of <em>subtle contextualism</em> over on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.failedarchitecture.com/photo-essay-brooklyns-new-everyday-architecture-for-the-1/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">failedarchitecture.com</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149949634/5-myths-about-gentrification-according-to-a-gsapp-urban-planning-professor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5 myths about gentrification, according to a GSAPP urban planning professor</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149948676/a-tale-of-two-parks-debate-rages-over-a-new-plan-for-a-maker-park-in-brooklyn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A tale of two parks: debate rages over a new plan for a "Maker Park" in Brooklyn</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142358854/an-apartment-boom-grows-in-brooklyn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An apartment boom grows in Brooklyn</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959348/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-minimalism-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Minimalism" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-07-22T15:09:00-04:00 >2016-07-26T11:48:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qx/qxxkb0b90ekv9j5a.jpg" width="650" height="433" 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 <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/650x/n1/n1aq1da7c1wu4k2s.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/cristianavannini/project/lago_apartment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LAGO_apartment</a> in Milan, Italy by <a href="http://archinect.com/cristianavannini" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">cristianavannini | arc</a>; Photo:&nbsp;Saverio Lombardi Vallauri</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1c/1c5mgajxh9gefs01.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/96424883/house-m/147415829" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House M</a> in Bielefeld, Germany by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/96424883/wannenmacher-m-ller-architekten-gmbh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wannenmacher-M&ouml;ller Architekten GmbH</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rc/rcvuvpv48nlly5uf.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/dominique-coulon-associes/project/conservatoire-of-music-dance-and-dramatic-arts-belfort2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Conservatoire of Music, Dance and Dramatic Arts</a> in Belfort, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/dominique-coulon-associes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dominique Coulon &amp; associ&eacute;s</a>; Photo: Eugeni Pons</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qu/qu1lw1mindp074l5.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/65262291/kantine-herkules-maschinenfabrik/73070135" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kantine - Herkules Maschinenfabrik</a> in Meuselwitz, Germany by <a href="http://archinect.com/shaw-architekten" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ian Shaw Architekten</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qc/qc43c9zygvkzwigz.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/650x/zx/zx0juggvl41iq80v.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/136319654/folds-house/136321263" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Folds House</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/bureaudechange" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bureau de Change</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gm/gmz1hc18dkfawxxa.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/79523288/bowtie/79833248" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bowtie</a> in Toronto, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/rzlbd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">rzlbd</a>; Photo: borXu Design</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lf/lfuglkx19e3ixvrr.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/arshiaarchitects/project/be36" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BE36</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/arshiaarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arshia Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ub/ubcz6f7jn2wk187i.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/arrigo.strina/project/loft-in-colorno-parma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Loft</a> in Colorno, near Parma, Italy by <a href="http://archinect.com/arrigo.strina" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arrigo Strina Architect</a></p><p>(Cover...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957435/why-modern-furniture-is-here-to-stay Why Modern Furniture Is Here to Stay Sponsor 2016-07-13T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-07-15T17:37:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5e/5ei7k7wfkkgsyn8z.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cc/cclh6rkwq08hew66.jpg"><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.modani.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Modani Furniture</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Modern furniture has progressed into a timeless and valuable interior design staple. When people think of modern, they normally associate sky-high prices. But huge furniture names developed the concept of affordability in the modern furniture world, and smaller brands like <a href="http://www.modani.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Modani Furniture</a> have kept the concept thriving. As most trends come and go, modern has taken a permanent seat as a design classic whose style, materials, and colors are meant to last.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/o3/o31lbnvh76kh4snq.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l4/l484rx8hdjcu6d8f.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l6/l6wmulc2x2un7bdw.jpg"></p><p>Easy to identify due to its clean aesthetic and versatility, modern furniture stays away from the ornate, making it uncomplicated and functional. In turn, modest or minimalist pieces hold a high value because &ldquo;simple&rdquo; never goes out of style. Modern design is infamous for grounding rooms by using neutral colors and creating an interior that can constantly be added to. Because these staples are so versatile, adding trendy ornamentation can easily accentuate modern d&eacute;cor.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7v/7vvoeffzxd5bu7gw.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6f/6fehunhe7vto5kjf.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rf/rfxjb9dgrtd8bfg0.jpg"></p><p>Essentially, inv...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956791/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-concrete-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Concrete" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-07-08T17:49:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T17:12:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8k/8kossvp2bykjvuta.jpg" width="650" height="868" 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/650x/gj/gjn5bdlzekwj9uig.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/dominique-coulon-associes/project/conservatoire-of-music-dance-and-dramatic-arts-belfort2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Conservatoire of Music, Dance and Dramatic Arts</a> in Belfort, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/dominique-coulon-associes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dominique Coulon &amp; associ&eacute;s</a>; Photo: Eugeni Pons</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c9/c932cb8f9nxnez7t.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/851/city-of-westminster-college/135701192" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">City of Westminster College</a> in London, GB by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/851/schmidt-hammer-lassen-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/68/68qy2skzkoy746yy.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/NvdmArchitects/project/concrete-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Concrete House</a> in Johannesburg, 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/650x/x3/x3afi1mejkajmhqu.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/65641/tian-shan-mountain-house/149938238" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tian Shan Mountain House</a> in Almaty, Kazakhstan by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/65641/audrey-matlock-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Audrey Matlock Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j6/j664bo8xtzb3rnoe.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/73841048/antalya-aquarium/144175787" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Antalya Aquarium</a> in Antalya, Turkey by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/73841048/bahad-r-kul-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bahad&#305;r Kul Architects</a>; Photo: Ket Kolektif</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/of/ofm8nygt19yl4uxs.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/paulcremouxstudio/project/casa-nirau" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Casa Nirau</a> in Mexico City by <a href="http://archinect.com/paulcremouxstudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PAUL CREMOUX studio</a>; Photo: PCW</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4c/4cighxxa67u6s44v.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/96424883/office-building-with-super-market/149941129" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Office Building with Super Market</a> in Bielefeld, Germany by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/96424883/wannenmacher-m-ller-architekten-gmbh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wannenmacher-M&ouml;ller Architekten GmbH</a>; Photo: Csaba Mester</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e0/e0n93vbqul6tdtmr.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/aosarchitects/project/richards-medical-research-laboratory-renovations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richards Med...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947831/brutal-paper-cut-outs-of-real-life-buildings Brutal paper cut-outs (of real-life buildings) Julia Ingalls 2016-05-26T19:22:00-04:00 >2016-06-02T23:56:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fk/fks80xzwdwayid0f.jpg" width="650" height="569" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Poland-based studio Zupagrafika has a thing for modernist and Brutalist architecture. And to share that passion, it has created playful illustrated paper cutout models of Brutalist buildings in London; modernist buildings in Warsaw; and a new series, Paris Brut, featuring Brutalist architecture from the 1950s&ndash;70s located in the city center and outlying banlieues.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Cheaper than a train set, more visceral than a video game: <a href="http://www.zupagrafika.com/home.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zupagrafika</a>'s sets of&nbsp;the Les Choux de Creteil, the Cite des 4000, and the Orgues de Flandre (among others) will keep your fingers busy in assembly and your mind deeply engaged in the thorny issues surrounding the relative success and failure of mid-century design.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vb/vb9vdcb38vjhxggv.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uo/uo5xav7wd04g52uq.jpg"></p><p>A round-up of all the latest in fascinating miniatures:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140413341/vote-on-which-3d-concrete-puzzles-of-cities-places-to-model-next" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vote on which 3D concrete puzzles of cities &amp; places to model next</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942319/aspiring-japanese-surgeons-build-tiny-models-to-get-hired" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aspiring Japanese surgeons build tiny models to get hired</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/94762976/the-miniature-model-behind-the-grand-budapest-hotel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Miniature Model Behind &lsquo;The Grand Budapest Hotel&rsquo;</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943911/completing-the-mies-van-der-rohe-brick-country-house-an-odyssey Completing the Mies van der Rohe Brick Country House, An Odyssey Gary Garvin 2016-05-05T16:01:00-04:00 >2016-05-15T17:05:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d7/d7lms2zla2jbk1bb.jpg" width="584" height="175" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A brick is an obdurate object of ambiguity that hovers between idea and matter, between life and death. Its texture can be smoothed to glide our touch or left rough and abrade. It can be molded into even shapes for consistent construction or made uneven, presenting individual challenges each time one is laid in a course. But while it can come close to an ideal oblong shape, it never attains perfection, and it can as much be said that it approaches perfection as it resists it.</p></em><br /><br /><p>I have revisited my&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/133573310/completing-mies-van-der-rohe-s-brick-country-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">piece</a> on the Mies van der Rohe Brick County House that appeared at <em>Archinect</em>. It is a literary essay that I hope adds some extension and insight. It looks back to the Greeks and forward to recent architecture, adding reflections on Modernism and current work. Many questions are raised along the way.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943855/brighton-s-embassy-court-by-wells-coates-featured-in-new-film Brighton's Embassy Court by Wells Coates featured in new film Ellen Hancock 2016-05-05T11:27:00-04:00 >2016-05-18T01:35:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0f/0f68b80f7e98041bebb504b917385544.jpg" width="650" height="369" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Earlier this year, photographer Baker took us on an odyssey through two icons of Modernism in the UK by Wells Coates: London&rsquo;s Isokon building and Brighton&rsquo;s Embassy Court. Now he&rsquo;s teamed up with director Alex Simpson to create a mini-documentary, The Legacy of Wells Coates. The Isokon was once home to Soviet spies, Agatha Christie and Modernist &eacute;migr&eacute;s including the founder&nbsp;of Bauhaus school, Walter Gropius.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Find more tales of form following function here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943531/a-hidden-mies-van-der-rohe-masterpiece-receives-funding-for-renovation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A 'hidden' Mies van der Rohe masterpiece receives funding for renovation</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939854/a-tall-order-wooden-skyscraper-could-become-britain-s-second-tallest-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A tall order? Wooden skyscraper could become Britain's second tallest building</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149368552/working-out-of-the-box-jader-almeida" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Working Out of the Box: Jader Almeida</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149936428/african-modernism-architecture-of-independence-showcases-a-history-of-no-easy-answers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"African Modernism: Architecture of Independence" showcases a history of no easy answers</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943531/a-hidden-mies-van-der-rohe-masterpiece-receives-funding-for-renovation A 'hidden' Mies van der Rohe masterpiece receives funding for renovation Nicholas Korody 2016-05-03T18:14:00-04:00 >2016-05-06T00:37:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dy/dyuin9q12ga84ck7.jpg" width="650" height="516" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A boxy steel and glass&nbsp;building standing just three stories tall, the Catholic Pastoral Center at 601 Grand Ave. doesn&rsquo;t command a lot of attention.&nbsp;But among local architects and history buffs, it has a cult following. &ldquo;This is a building that appears in architecture textbooks,&rdquo; said Jennifer James, an architectural historian... Now, the building is poised for a $10 million renovation that Catholic Diocese of Des Moines officials say will extend its life another 50 years.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gq/gqzc9jppydghqold.jpg"></p><p>The building in question, now known as the Catholic Pastoral Center, was designed by none other than Mies van der Rohe. One of the first steel and glass modernist buildings in Des Moines, it was originally known as the Home Federal Savings and Loan building and opened in 1962.</p><p>The building exemplifies Miesian geometry: its marble tiles, railings, and exterior form are all square. The renovation will replace antiquated plumbing, lighting, heating and other mechanics, as well as replace a hole left over from a skywalk entrance that was recently removed.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mv/mv1qcwshxwzkdyph.jpg"></p><p>More on Mies here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/133573310/completing-mies-van-der-rohe-s-brick-country-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Completing Mies van der Rohe's Brick Country House</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937684/will-mies-van-der-rohe-s-wolf-house-rise-again" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Mies van der Rohe&rsquo;s Wolf House rise again?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139043225/cutting-across-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-re-ordering-mies-in-we-know-how-to-order" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cutting across the Chicago Architecture Biennial: Re-ordering Mies in "We Know How to Order"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129964678/view-from-the-farnsworth-house-may-soon-be-a-lot-drier" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">View from the Farnsworth House may soon be a lot drier</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124745471/redesign-of-dc-s-main-mies-library-tip-toes-around-the-good-and-the-bad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Redesign of DC's main Mies library tip-toes around the good and the bad</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149938550/le-corbusier-s-cit-de-refuge-in-paris-to-reopen-after-restoration Le Corbusier's Cité de Refuge in Paris to reopen after restoration Nicholas Korody 2016-04-05T20:21:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T00:21:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q6/q6uycetumd3w5cgw.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Public tours of a newly-restored Salvation Army shelter in Paris designed by Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret start in April. The tour guides for the 11-storey building, known as the Cit&eacute; de Refuge, will be the residents of the building themselves who have been trained by the Fondation Le Corbusier. The Cit&eacute; de Refuge, which opened in 1933..., is historically significant as Le Corbusier&rsquo;s first urban housing project and one of only two completed buildings in Paris.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Does Le Corbusier have you crowing? Check out these related links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937067/j-rn-utzon-s-final-touch-to-the-sydney-opera-house-a-le-corbusier-tapestry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">J&oslash;rn Utzon's final touch to the Sydney Opera House: a Le Corbusier tapestry</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139805281/renault-issues-coup-corbusier-a-concept-car-to-explore-a-new-way-forward-inspired-by-le-corbusier" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renault issues Coup&eacute; Corbusier: a concept car to explore "a new way forward", inspired by Le Corbusier</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131799131/le-corbusier-was-a-combination-of-blind-and-na-ve-about-all-politics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Le Corbusier was a combination of blind and na&iuml;ve about all politics&rdquo;</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129719489/works-by-le-corbu-and-louis-kahn-in-ahmedabad-left-off-historic-conservation-list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Works by Le Corbu and Louis Kahn in Ahmedabad left off historic conservation list</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937684/will-mies-van-der-rohe-s-wolf-house-rise-again Will Mies van der Rohe’s Wolf House rise again? Alexander Walter 2016-04-01T15:49:00-04:00 >2016-04-09T22:12:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ug/ug66nmc8gwy3sndk.jpg" width="650" height="441" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A group of German architects and planners has started a campaign to rebuild the Wolf House, widely seen as a link between van der Rohe&rsquo;s early, more conventional designs and his later buildings, like the Barcelona Pavilion and the Farnsworth House, that would redefine modern architecture. [...] But the plan has run into resistance from other architects and scholars who say that the Wolf House would be too hard to reconstruct [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131950074/two-of-a-kind-photographer-robin-hill-contemplates-the-farnsworth-house-and-glass-house-simultaneously" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Two of a kind: photographer Robin Hill contemplates the Farnsworth House and Glass House simultaneously</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124745471/redesign-of-dc-s-main-mies-library-tip-toes-around-the-good-and-the-bad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Redesign of DC's main Mies library tip-toes around the good and the bad</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118968488/david-chipperfield-pledges-to-carefully-optimize-mies-van-der-rohe-s-neue-nationalgalerie" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Chipperfield pledges to carefully "optimize" Mies van der Rohe's Neue Nationalgalerie</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/148283782/as-the-met-moves-into-the-old-whitney-can-it-shrug-off-the-iconic-building-s-associations-with-its-former-tenant As the Met moves into the old Whitney, can it shrug off the iconic building's associations with its former tenant? Nicholas Korody 2016-02-16T17:13:00-05:00 >2016-02-27T23:06:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7y/7yzqcky3ci9pj1r7.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On March 18, when the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens an annex at Madison Avenue and 75th Street in Manhattan, it will be attempting to shrug off the ghost of a museum past. The specter is the Whitney Museum of American Art, which called the iconic Marcel Breuer building on that corner home for nearly five decades. In an eight-year deal, the Met is leasing the Breuer building from the Whitney&mdash; which relocated to its dazzling new Renzo Piano&ndash;designed home last year...</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Breuer-designed building will house some of the Met's modern and contemporary collection. But shrugging off the association between the Brutalist masterpiece and its former tenant may prove a tough task. For many, nothing say's "the Whitney" more than those protruding windows...</p><p>For related coverage, check out some of these older articles:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125983571/exclusive-photos-take-a-tour-inside-the-brand-new-whitney-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Take a Tour Inside the Brand New Whitney Museum!</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125835685/archinect-s-critical-round-up-for-the-new-renzo-piano-designed-whitney-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's critical round-up for the new Renzo Piano-designed Whitney Museum</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125371251/protests-at-renzo-piano-s-new-whitney-museum-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Protests at Renzo Piano's new Whitney Museum building</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/117976955/white-space-the-architecture-of-the-art-fair" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">White Space: The Architecture of the Art Fair</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/145825751/too-old-to-be-hip-but-too-young-to-be-venerated-say-good-bye-to-the-brutalist-fogarty-building-in-downtown-providence "Too old to be hip but too young to be venerated" – say good-bye to the brutalist Fogarty building in downtown Providence Alexander Walter 2016-01-15T19:29:00-05:00 >2016-01-20T15:38:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/83/83y7z0plagnx6g81.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The hotel plan by the Procaccianti Group Inc. [...] is being welcomed by construction-trades unions, city officials and surrounding business owners. But Ned Connors, an architect and historian of the Weybosset urban renewal project, says he will miss the Fogarty building. It&rsquo;s not ugly, he said, it&rsquo;s just &hellip; different. At about 50 years old, he said the Fogarty building is in the most dangerous time in a structure's life: when it&rsquo;s too old to be hip but too young to be venerated.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Sadly the architectural design of the proposed extended stay high-rise hotel that has been OKed by Providence City Council last December to replace the Fogarty building could not be any more generic and bland.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5w/5whddeqc27ab8mws.jpg"></p><p>What do you think, Archinectors? Do we have Providence locals here among our readers that can share their memories of the Fogarty's glory days?</p><p>Related stories on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145579946/brutalism-s-struggle-to-stay-relevant-a-few-more-buildings-we-lost-in-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brutalism's struggle to stay relevant: a few more buildings we lost in 2015</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122280042/orange-county-legislators-fail-to-save-paul-rudolph-s-government-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orange County legislators fail to save Paul Rudolph's Government Center</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132873614/art-college-professor-suggests-makeover-for-brutalist-boston-city-hall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art college professor suggests makeover for brutalist Boston City Hall</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/145579946/brutalism-s-struggle-to-stay-relevant-a-few-more-buildings-we-lost-in-2015 Brutalism's struggle to stay relevant: a few more buildings we lost in 2015 Alexander Walter 2016-01-12T16:52:00-05:00 >2016-01-13T10:45:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0a/0a1tyiryhz0txcat.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Brutalism lost the good fight in 2015. [...] Demolition on another building by Johansen began late last year as well: Stage Theater, once known as the Mummers Theater, in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoman&lsquo;s Steve Lackmeyer called the 1970 project the number-one modernist building in the city that should have been spared. [....] Preservationists had hoped to turn it into a children&rsquo;s museum. Models of the building show what a delightful museum it might have made [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Brutalike stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122280042/orange-county-legislators-fail-to-save-paul-rudolph-s-government-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orange County legislators fail to save Paul Rudolph's Government Center</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132873614/art-college-professor-suggests-makeover-for-brutalist-boston-city-hall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art college professor suggests makeover for brutalist Boston City Hall</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134282068/brutalism-the-great-architectural-polarizer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brutalism: the great architectural polarizer</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141894387/new-movement-urges-to-call-brutalism-heroic-instead" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New movement urges to call Brutalism 'Heroic' instead</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/145515699/winners-of-the-african-modernism-book-giveaway Winners of the "African Modernism" book giveaway Justine Testado 2016-01-11T18:21:00-05:00 >2016-01-11T20:40:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ll/ll321mpno5pfuvky.jpg" width="650" height="885" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Most recently, Archinectors had the chance to win a copy of <em>African Modernism</em>. Published by Park Books, the book is a visual investigation of post-colonial nation building in Ghana, Senegal,&nbsp;C&ocirc;te d'Ivoire, Kenya, and Zambia. The book's editor, architect Manuel Herz, also&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144431565/win-african-modernism-a-book-that-investigates-nation-building-in-five-african-countries" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">took a moment with Archinect</a> to share more details about <em>African Modernism</em>.</p><p>The winners are:</p><ul><li>Mark - Portland, OR</li><li>Claude - &nbsp;Gainesville, FL</li><li>Melanie - Dallas, TX</li></ul><p>Congrats to all the winners! Thanks to everyone who participated.</p><p>If you're in Chicago,&nbsp;<em>African Modernism</em>'s accompanying exhibition, "Architecture of Independence", will be&nbsp;<a href="http://www.grahamfoundation.org/public_exhibitions/5407-architecture-of-independence-african-modernism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">at the Graham Foundation</a>&nbsp;starting January 28.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/145195457/another-bittersweet-look-at-hotel-okura-s-legacy-as-redesign-is-underway Another bittersweet look at Hotel Okura's legacy, as redesign is underway Justine Testado 2016-01-07T14:18:00-05:00 >2016-01-07T16:16:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s4/s43i2pnd9amvibov.jpg" width="640" height="420" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The company promised to &ldquo;faithfully reproduce&rdquo; several beloved artifacts in the lobby, including wall tapestries, paper lanterns and sliding doors, the lacquered furnishings and map of time zones...But those plans have done little to assuage the concerns of preservationists, many of whom contend that Tokyo is destroying its greatest postwar architectural assets to accommodate the 2020 Olympics and a recent surge in tourism.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The New York Times profiles the historic Hotel Okura Tokyo, which began reconstruction last September, much to the dismay of preservationists worldwide. The Times covers its modernist legacy and the pressures of the real estate and tourist market that Tokyo can't avoid.</p><p>Previous news about the Hotel Okura:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141014066/hurry-if-you-want-to-own-a-piece-of-tokyo-s-iconic-modernist-hotel-okura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hurry if you want to own a piece of Tokyo's iconic modernist Hotel Okura</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135346122/it-s-lights-out-at-the-old-okura-reconstruction-of-the-iconic-tokyo-hotel-starts-next-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">It's lights out at the old Okura: reconstruction of the iconic Tokyo hotel starts next week</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129095383/as-the-okura-says-sayonara-tokyo-doesn-t-seem-to-care-much" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As the Okura says sayonara, Tokyo doesn't seem to care much</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/144431565/win-african-modernism-a-book-that-investigates-nation-building-in-five-african-countries Win "African Modernism", a book that investigates nation building in five African countries Justine Testado 2016-01-06T14:16:00-05:00 >2016-01-27T18:45:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/po/po2hh8p084x5f3b7.jpg" width="650" height="885" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Several African countries gained hard-fought independence from their colonizers during the 1950s and 1960s, and one way the countries expressed their new national identities was through architecture. The book&nbsp;<em>African Modernism</em>&nbsp;delves into this relationship between architecture and the complexities of nation building, particularly in Ghana, Senegal,&nbsp;C&ocirc;te d'Ivoire, Kenya, and Zambia.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l0/l09jffvv3uahuv9k.jpg"></p><p>Edited by architect <a href="http://manuelherz.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manuel Herz</a>&nbsp;and published to accompany the Vitra Design Museum's <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/african_modernism_to_take_the_spotlight_at_vitra_design_museum_starting_feb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Architecture of Independence" exhibition</a>, the hefty 640-page book features 103 buildings with brief description texts, images, site plans, floor plans, and sections, as well as significant&nbsp;photo contributions from Iwan Baan and Alexia Webster &mdash;&nbsp;who each documented the buildings in their current state.&nbsp;The book also features essays that focus on different aspects and topics regarding post-colonial Africa, which are illustrated with images and documents. If you're in Chicago, the Architecture of Independence exhibition wil...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/141900835/latin-america-is-where-modernist-utopia-went-to-die-a-closer-look-at-the-changing-urban-landscape-of-caracas "Latin America is where modernist Utopia went to die." – A closer look at the changing urban landscape of Caracas Alexander Walter 2015-11-25T17:24:00-05:00 >2015-11-25T18:40:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7l/7lw7gxmx0pl3o22v.jpg" width="650" height="461" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&lsquo;El mejor anuncio de la historia&rsquo;, or &lsquo;the best ad in history&rsquo; is a picture taken in February 2008, which neatly encapsulates several aspects of the city&rsquo;s urban landscape: the formal, the informal and the promotional. '[...]Around and in between the super bloques a carpet of slums has grown, an organism that now seems to bind the blocks together in some symbiotic relationship. These are the kind of hybrid forms that are developing in Latin American cities [...]&rsquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104786875/venezuelan-government-evicts-residents-from-world-s-tallest-slum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venezuelan Government Evicts Residents From World's Tallest Slum</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124892558/without-housing-reform-is-a-tower-of-david-coming-to-your-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Without Housing Reform, is a "Tower of David" Coming to Your City?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134268383/housing-mobility-vs-america-s-growing-slum-problem" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Housing mobility vs. America's growing slum problem</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/141014066/hurry-if-you-want-to-own-a-piece-of-tokyo-s-iconic-modernist-hotel-okura Hurry if you want to own a piece of Tokyo's iconic modernist Hotel Okura Alexander Walter 2015-11-13T14:32:00-05:00 >2015-11-13T14:51:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9x/9xz2o7tyqwixfb1i.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For those former guests and architectural buffs who lamented the demolition of the iconic Hotel Okura Tokyo, they can soon preserve a piece of it in their homes. Hotel officials plan to sell on the Internet some of the furniture and fixtures used in the guest rooms and restaurants during the main building's 53-year history, with the proceeds going to charity. [...] The 11-story main building, which opened in May 1962 [...], was called &ldquo;a masterpiece of Japan&rsquo;s modernism architecture.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135346122/it-s-lights-out-at-the-old-okura-reconstruction-of-the-iconic-tokyo-hotel-starts-next-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">It's lights out at the old Okura: reconstruction of the iconic Tokyo hotel starts next week</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129095383/as-the-okura-says-sayonara-tokyo-doesn-t-seem-to-care-much" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As the Okura says sayonara, Tokyo doesn't seem to care much</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106634364/farewell-to-the-old-okura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Farewell to the Old Okura</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/139995727/hippie-modernism-how-bay-area-design-radicals-tried-to-save-the-planet Hippie Modernism: How Bay Area design radicals tried to save the planet Orhan Ayyüce 2015-10-29T11:05:00-04:00 >2015-11-04T23:27:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fh/fhdkttnjtanqsdbz.jpg" width="650" height="484" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hippie modernism focused not on rigorous form but rather on a kind of socially inspired bricolage. Hippie modernism has been not only misunderstood but also underestimated. Buckminster Fuller&rsquo;s concept of a &lsquo;design science revolution&rsquo; inspired the hippie bricoleurs to shoulder their generation&rsquo;s emerging notion of environmental stewardship.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Greg Castillo pens a great article about one of the most overlooked and often dismissed role of hippies in what we have today&nbsp;greedily claimed by the millenials and&nbsp;known as &nbsp;"environmental movement."</p><p>&ldquo;Hippie Modernism&rdquo; is published in coordination with the Walker Art Center exhibition,<a href="http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2015/hippie-modernism-struggle-utopia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia</a>,</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/136651392/pyonghattan-water-parks-north-korea-s-new-architectural-ambitions Pyonghattan & water parks: North Korea's new architectural ambitions Alexander Walter 2015-09-14T13:35:00-04:00 >2015-09-14T18:25:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jh/jhog7jgorg14bocy.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Let us usher in a great golden age of construction,&rdquo; exhorts one of the 310 official patriotic slogans published this year. The ambition is already evident in the number of cranes that dot the skyline [...]. The most prominent structures are the 47-storey shafts of the Changjon Street apartments, an 18-tower complex completed last year in less than 12 months and nicknamed &ldquo;Pyonghattan&rdquo; by foreign diplomats. But other emerging skyscrapers go undiscussed and unphotographed [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories on Archinect and our sister site <a href="http://www.bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>:</p><ul><li><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/crows_eye_view_from_the_2014_venice_biennale_korean_pavilion_returns_as_a_n/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Crow&rsquo;s Eye View&rdquo;, from the 2014 Venice Biennale Korean Pavilion, returns as a NY exhibition</a> (Bustler)</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130715505/north-korean-architect-of-new-pyongyang-airport-reportedly-executed-by-kim-jong-un" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">North Korean architect of new Pyongyang airport reportedly executed by Kim Jong Un</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128713347/north-koreans-hesitate-to-move-into-kim-jong-un-s-shiny-new-apartment-towers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">North Koreans hesitate to move into Kim Jong Un's shiny, new apartment towers</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/135726962/massive-renovation-of-u-n-headquarters-improves-security-but-sacrifices-hammarskj-ld-library Massive renovation of U.N. Headquarters improves security but sacrifices Hammarskjöld Library Alexander Walter 2015-09-02T13:46:00-04:00 >2015-09-02T13:46:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tc/tc1jptjb63nybzug.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When the 70th regular session of the General Assembly convenes on Sept. 15, it will do so in a complex of buildings that hasn&rsquo;t looked so good or felt so secure in generations. &ldquo;We now have a very safe compound,&rdquo; said Michael Adlerstein, [...] executive director of a seven-year, $2.15 billion renovation, known as the capital master plan, that is nearing completion. More visible than anything else is the robust yet crystalline new glass facade of the 39-story Secretariat building.</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/135346122/it-s-lights-out-at-the-old-okura-reconstruction-of-the-iconic-tokyo-hotel-starts-next-week It's lights out at the old Okura: reconstruction of the iconic Tokyo hotel starts next week Alexander Walter 2015-08-28T15:02:00-04:00 >2015-08-28T15:05:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0e/0e2gova57fqjxpak.jpg" width="650" height="529" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Tokyo&rsquo;s venerable Hotel Okura is getting a remake, starting next week. Over the course of the past 53 years since its opening on May 20, 1962, the Okura, located in Toranomon, has earned an unsurpassed reputation both at home and abroad as a luxury hotel to represent Japan. The hotel said in a statement that it will maintain the Japanese traditional aesthetics and the basics of the architecture style of Hotel Okura.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129095383/as-the-okura-says-sayonara-tokyo-doesn-t-seem-to-care-much" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As the Okura says sayonara, Tokyo doesn't seem to care much</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106634364/farewell-to-the-old-okura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Farewell to the Old Okura</a></li></ul><p>And before the wrecking ball ends an era of Japanese 1960s Modernism to make way for the <em>new</em>, shiny, 41-story, $836M Okura Hotel,&nbsp;here a few more impressions of all its glory on the way out.</p><p>Rest in peace, old friend, and say hi to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/29855/demolition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the ones we've lost</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1l/1lumj7kdc18zwvyd.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2m/2myk5ksaigtecxuk.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o7/o7k2xx8ro5o0yojj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r4/r4glgmcz2uko837x.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/px/pxfqg5ye3cix1gux.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gc/gcmx4rhkzrrp6ytr.jpg"></p><p>All images via <em>Monocle Magazine</em>'s <a href="http://savetheokura.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">savetheokura.com</a> petition site.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/135261768/cap-d-agde-a-naked-city-in-the-south-of-france Cap d'Agde: a naked city in the south of France Nicholas Korody 2015-08-27T14:15:00-04:00 >2015-08-27T14:04:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wc/wcfeh8lampd9ctru.jpg" width="650" height="410" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the mid-1960s, the De Gaulle-instigated Mission Racine to develop Languedoc-Roussillon&rsquo;s tourist economy created six modernist seaside resorts from scratch, each a day&rsquo;s boat ride apart &ndash; still one of the largest state-run development schemes ever. ...there was some ideological overlap between the purifying doctrines of naturism and modernism: Le Corbusier himself enjoyed airing his bits on the Cote d&rsquo;Azur and shared the same teacher as Cap d&rsquo;Agde&rsquo;s chief architect, Jean le Couteur.</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>