Archinect - News 2014-09-30T12:30:46-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/103718361/on-the-ground-ucla-s-year-end-student-expo-rumble-includes-flying-robots-seceding-cities-and-much-more On the ground: UCLA's year-end student expo, RUMBLE, includes flying robots, seceding cities and much more Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-08T18:13:00-04:00 >2014-08-08T01:46:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zz/zzusmnqib8smbjji.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The big catharsis for <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/349/university-of-california-los-angeles-ucla" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA Architecture and Urban Design</a> comes by way of <a href="http://archinect.com/ucla/event/rumble-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RUMBLE</a>, an all-school expo held at the end of the academic year, that includes student work, final reviews, program installations, and lectures. Mixing content from students, practitioners, critics and faculty, the event spans a full week in June, and gives the public a chance to peek into A.UD's world. This year&rsquo;s RUMBLE included work from studios led by <a href="http://archinect.com/nmda" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neil Denari</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/hplusf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Craig Hodgetts</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/702/greg-lynn-form" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Greg Lynn</a>, <a href="http://www.morphosis.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thom Mayne</a> and many more, showcased across two campuses for the first time in A.UD history.</p><p>In addition to their facilities on the main campus in Westwood, UCLA acquired a giant airplane hanger in Playa Vista for its satellite Hercules campus, now home to SUPRASTUDIO, UCLA&rsquo;s M.Arch II program. You can read <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/87928096/on-the-ground-ucla-s-new-ideas-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">more about the goings-on at Hercules from our visit in December.</a> Similar in parts to <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/100072910/on-the-ground-usc-blue-tape-showcases-student-work-as-barometer-of-california-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blue Tape</a>, USC&rsquo;s big-bang showcase for its entire architecture school, RUMBLE offers the public a unique chance to see th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/57486898/neil-m-denari-architects-wins-new-keelung-harbor-service-building Neil M. Denari Architects Wins New Keelung Harbor Service Building Alexander Walter 2012-09-17T20:11:00-04:00 >2012-09-19T20:10:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mv/mvt0wh0r9vnvw33b.jpg" width="514" height="586" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The entry by LA-based Neil M. Denari Architects has won the First Prize in the international competition for the New Harbor Service Building in Keelung, Taiwan.</p></em><br /><br /><p> UPDATE: more detailed information about this project can be seen here:<br><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/57552344/showcase-new-keelung-harbor-service-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>ShowCase: New Keelung Harbor Service Building</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/36116201/houston-s-trafalgar-square-big-name-architects-vie-to-design-futuristic-metro-central-station Houston's Trafalgar Square? Big name architects vie to design futuristic METRO Central Station Archinect 2012-01-28T18:05:00-05:00 >2012-01-28T18:09:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lp/lp1ruw1t6buo3zgz.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Some of the names might already sound familiar to Houston design aficionados. Interloop principles Mark Wamble and Dawn Finley are professors at Rice. Denari received his undergraduate architecture degree from UH. Sn&oslash;hetta is a finalist for the upcoming contemporary galleries at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and SHoP Architects are behind the current renovations for the Blaffer Art Museum.</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/7541961/neil-denari-goes-full-circle-returns-to-his-roots-as-airline-designer Neil Denari goes full circle, returns to his roots as airline designer Paul Petrunia 2011-05-25T02:25:00-04:00 >2012-09-19T11:27:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ii/iiyzjjniraurfsi7.jpg" width="514" height="252" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> As the recently passed-away Larry Totah remarked to Eric Chavkin in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99222/the-great-great-great-great-grandchildren-of-jules-verne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">his review of the Ace Gallery show</a> in LA last year, "Neil Denari is from Texas. He started out working in aeronautics; drafting, designing for airlines. That&rsquo;s where the imagery comes from&rdquo;.</p> <p> Considering this, and Denari's love for all things Japanese, it's no surprise he was drawn to the competition to design a hip, new Japanese airline earlier this year. He won. And today the designs for Peach Airlines are unveiled. There's not too much to see yet, but so far so good.</p> <p> <em>Press release follows...</em></p> <p> OSAKA &amp; TOKYO May 24, 2011 - A&amp;F Aviation Co., Ltd. (A&amp;F Aviation), Japan&rsquo;s first<br> dedicated low cost carrier (LCC) announced today that their airline will operate under<br> the brand name &ldquo;Peach.&rdquo;&nbsp;<br><br> The name &ldquo;Peach&rdquo; was chosen for its symbolism as a well-known and much loved fruit<br> that symbolizes longevity, energy and happiness across Asian countries. &ldquo;Peach&rdquo;<br> strives to be the airline that represents these traits.&nbsp;<br><br> To...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/4162049/neil-denari-s-hl23-residential-tower-rises-in-chelsea-review-nytimes-com Neil Denari’s HL23 Residential Tower Rises in Chelsea - Review - NYTimes.com Paul Petrunia 2011-04-25T18:21:37-04:00 >2011-04-27T06:36:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2d/2d273a2fb5efc29ad944008ffdc2e8e9.jpg" width="514" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>But like other architects of his generation, especially those who formed many of their ideas working in Los Angeles&rsquo;s sprawling suburban maze, Mr. Denari is less interested in perpetuating the myth of the open road than in mining it for new ideas. His work has more to do with exploring adolescent fantasies than with celebrating personal freedom. It suggests a longing for a world &mdash; free, open, upwardly mobile &mdash; that began to break down more than 30 years ago.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Last week was <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/3869010/la-times-christopher-hawthorne-reviews-denari-s-hl23" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christopher Hawthorne's turn</a>. This week the NY Times' Nicolai Ouroussoff reviews Neil Denari's HL23.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/3869010/la-times-christopher-hawthorne-reviews-denari-s-hl23 LA Times' Christopher Hawthorne reviews Denari's HL23 J. James R. 2011-04-23T04:53:00-04:00 >2011-04-26T03:55:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o6/o6gtg8ez266z2qos.jpg" width="514" height="474" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For all its dynamism, precision and intelligence, there has always been something a bit antiseptic about Denari's work, as if it were hermetically sealed against emotion as well as imperfection. The New York building, with its fluid, digitally derived profile and facade of glass and panels of embossed stainless steel, won't dramatically change that impression. Its design personality is closer to robotic than balletic.</p></em><br /><br /><p> As previously mentioned on Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/71922" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> in 2008 and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105046/hl23-to-open-on-june-1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> in 2011. The 156 feet-high, 39,200 square-foot building officially opens in June. Perched next to and on top of the High Line, the 12-unit building is rumored to be selling for as much as <a href="http://www.luxuryloft.com/blog/2011/04/highline-condo-selling-price-breaks-all-records/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">$2,600 a square foot</a> according to Curbed. The might-be-LEED-Gold building is located at 517 West 23rd Street, New York, New York.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Luckily for us, the Denari-designed building opened its doors to <em>LA Times</em>' reporter Christopher Hawthorne. <em>"... shows how much Denari has learned from those periods of immersion in Japanese culture, particularly when it comes to the ability of Tokyo architects to shoehorn ambitious buildings into small and highly restricted spaces. (Its robotic quality too seems somehow Japanese, a kind of half-imposing, half-childlike "Transformers" spirit channeled into architecture.) Denari, in fact, calls HL23's location a highly "Tokyo-ized" site, squeezed not just by the Manhattan grid but by a long list of other co...</em></p>