Archinect - News 2015-03-31T14:03:44-04:00 Joshua Zinder Architecture + Design selected for adaptive reuse of former Bell Labs Archinect 2013-10-29T18:58:00-04:00 >2013-11-04T22:10:45-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Joshua Zinder Architecture + Design (JZA+D) has been selected to design tenant spaces for the adaptive reuse of Eero Saarinen's iconic former Bell Labs facility in Holmdel, N.J.</p> <p> The firm was selected by Somerset Development, which specializes in the creation of award-winning traditional neighborhood design developments, as part of the design team led by internationally recognized architecture firm, Alexander Gorlin Architects, which will oversee the execution of programming, rebranding and restoration of the complex's public and common areas.</p> <p> Other firms selected for the project include Morristown, N.J.-based NK Architects, which will also design the build-out of tenant spaces within the building.</p> <p> Somerset Development closed on its acquisition of the building and approximately 470 acres surrounding the facility in late August. The company&rsquo;s plans include transforming the complex into a "dynamic, mixed-use town center featuring a pedestrian-friendly public promenade" created ...</p> Gateway Arch 'Biography' Reveals Complex History Of An American Icon Archinect 2013-05-28T15:04:00-04:00 >2013-06-04T15:16:16-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="753" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>More than decade after Abbott's imaginative drawing, Eero Saarinen submitted a design for a gleaming metal curve to a competition, and the saga of the Arch began. Campbell, a history professor and the co-director of the Wendell Ford Public Policy Research Center at the University of Kentucky, joins Scott Simon to talk about the controversy around the design, the African-American residents who were displaced to build the Arch and whether the monument really symbolizes the opening of the West.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Documenting Modern Living: A Tumblr on the creation of Saarinen's Miller House Donna Sink 2012-10-05T11:35:00-04:00 >2014-04-09T13:12:29-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="368" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Miller House and Garden Collection includes correspondence, drawings and blueprints, textile samples, and photographs that document design, construction, and maintenance of the Miller House and Garden in Columbus, Indiana.</p></em><br /><br /><p> In May 2012, the National Endowment for the Humanities awarded the Indianapolis Museum of Art a grant for its project &ldquo;Documenting Modern Living: Digitizing the Miller House and Garden Collection.&rdquo;&nbsp; This Tumblr&nbsp; includes archival information giving an intimate view into the working relationship between the clients and designers involved in one of America's most significant modernist houses.&nbsp; The Tumblr has just recently gone live; bookmark it to see updates on all 23,000 pieces in the archive.</p> A Stunning Survey Of Pics By Eero Saarinen's In-House Photog Archinect 2012-08-15T15:02:00-04:00 >2012-08-20T20:56:50-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 1954, a young Hungarian went to work with Eero Saarinen in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. As his then colleague, Cesar Pelli, describes him: &ldquo;[He] was a small sensation: he had a fur-trimmed coat, a homburg, and a Van Dyke beard.&rdquo;... He had been a distinguished architectural student at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, in Paris, and a draftsman under Le Corbusier... he was quickly tapped as the in-house photographer, creating pictures that became indelible symbols of the Mad Men age of Modernism.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Hugh Hardy’s Tow Theater at Lincoln Center Archinect 2012-07-17T19:19:18-04:00 >2012-07-17T22:49:15-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="266" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The new Claire Tow Theater, perched on top of Eero Saarinen&rsquo;s Vivian Beaumont Theater, has been in operation for a few weeks now, and it&rsquo;s a nimble addition to Lincoln Center with architectural benefits out of proportion to its size.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Eero Saarinen's TWA Terminal brought back to life Orhan Ayyüce 2011-10-28T13:31:29-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="238" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Eero was eating breakfast one morning and using the rind of his grapefruit to describe the terminal shell. He pushed down the center to mimic the depression that he desired and and the grapefruit bulged. This was the seed for the bulges in the shell. - Kevin Roche</p></em><br /><br /><p> Phaidon photographer Bryan Kelly for Phaidon records the three hours of public opening at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TWA Terminal building</a> that opened after the extensive renovations by Beyer Binder Belle Architects. No set use agreed upon the restored building. The building was opened in 1962 but its achitect Eero Saarinen did not lived to see it. Before he died he said of the building then under construction, <em>"TWA is beginning to look marvelous. If anything happened and they had to stop work right now and just leave it in this state, I think it would make a beautiful ruin, like the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Baths of Caracalla</a>."</em></p>