Archinect - News 2014-07-24T21:45:57-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/104958157/rotch-scholar-christopher-karlson-publishes-yearlong-research-on-european-performing-arts-based-architecture Rotch Scholar Christopher Karlson publishes yearlong research on European performing arts-based architecture Justine Testado 2014-07-24T20:41:00-04:00 >2014-07-24T21:18:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l6/l6hhfwn75s1ew8e7.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After Christopher Karlson <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/3342770/christopher-karlson-wins-rotch-travelling-scholarship" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">won the coveted Rotch Travelling Scholarship</a> in 2011, he was required to document his research as images, drawings, and text to be submitted as a compilation report to the Rotch Trustees. Now, that report is finally available to the public as a print-on-demand book.</p><p>The 363-page document shows Karlson's yearlong journey to 35 European performance arts landmarks as an exploration of commercialized culture in the 'post-Bilbao' period (1997 to the present).</p><p>More details on Karlson's research right below:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hb/hbr9x7sc7443xh7z.jpg"></p><p>"<strong>Research Brief: </strong>A total of 35 examples of performing-arts-based architecture - spanning almost 240 years of civic metamorphosis - was observed in 28 autonomous cities using Europe&rsquo;s crowded and competitive urban network as a point of reference and comparative analysis."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a8/a8v8kpq7tav4xtva.jpg"></p><p>"The intention is to investigate the results of such completed projects that all encounter distinctive urban scales, cultural settings, and political footing - with focus on engagement in urban re...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104501144/critical-irony-in-russia-s-special-mention-fair-enough-pavilion-in-2014-venice-biennale Critical irony in Russia’s special mention “Fair Enough” pavilion in 2014 Venice Biennale Justine Testado 2014-07-18T20:59:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T12:21:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7p/7pr4n22ghklghbty.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The "Fair Enough" exhibition of Russia's 2014 pavilion at the ongoing Venice Biennale gives a clever response to the Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014 theme that Biennale director Rem Koolhaas assigned to curators. Curated and designed by the Strelka Institute, Russia received one of three Special Mentions out of 84 national pavilions during the 2014 Biennale awards ceremony.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"The Russian pavilion's 'Fair Enough' exhibition responds to Koolhaas&rsquo; curatorial theme by the concept itself: 20 Russian architectural ideas are presented, using the universal language of the international trade fair...'Fair Enough' is not a fair of products, but an Expo of ideas."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0a/0ahf43pc7dzo0pah.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0g/0gstehuy5w15sz5q.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cw/cw822mcti8nknhcs.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1p/1p6x4pwyco6qk357.jpg"></p><p>Read more about it on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/critical_irony_in_russias_special_mention_fair_enough_pavilion_in_2014_veni/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103334854/kengo-kuma-herzog-de-meuron-lvaro-siza-in-moma-s-conceptions-of-space-opening-july-4 Kengo Kuma, Herzog & de Meuron, Álvaro Siza in MoMA’s “Conceptions of Space”, opening July 4 Justine Testado 2014-07-03T17:13:00-04:00 >2014-07-08T17:42:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/up/up4jnaixi0p16ui5.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you're on the hunt for some Fourth of July plans, the Museum of Modern Art in New York will celebrate the opening of its "Conceptions of Space: Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Architecture" exhibition tomorrow. Featuring recently acquired projects from international and emerging architects and artists, the exhibition highlights the evolving role of space through the context of architecture as an art form, and how it serves as a response to broader cultural issues.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n2/n2ovm9efh140bhov.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bx/bxv71osr4mwh1as0.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jq/jqrqel2i15l4lmca.jpg"></p><p>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/kengo_kuma_herzog_de_meuron_alvaro_siza_in_momas_conceptions_of_space_openi/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103117907/pbs-premiere-of-time-scanners-brings-3d-digital-preservation-technology-to-a-wider-audience PBS' premiere of "Time Scanners" brings 3D digital preservation technology to a wider audience Justine Testado 2014-07-01T13:53:00-04:00 >2014-07-01T23:58:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aq/aq15ad5gtt90dtui.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://www.pbs.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PBS</a> taps into the growing presence of 3D digital preservation on their new show, <em>Time Scanners</em>, which will premiere its first episode tonight at 8 p.m. ET. The three-part series will peruse the ancient iconic sites of the Egyptian Pyramids, St. Paul&rsquo;s Cathedral in London, and the city of Petra in Jordan through the use of 3D laser-scanning technology.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t1/t1om4fhdkktlea1u.jpg"></p><p>Hosted by Dallas Campbell, each episode will follow Steve Burrows&nbsp;&mdash; the notable structural engineer known for working on the Bird's Nest Stadium at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics&nbsp;&mdash; and his team of investigators as they discover each landmark's physical and forensic history and scientific secrets.</p><p>Below are summaries of each episode:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lp/lpb1svzdvwgxqf01.jpg"></p><p><strong>July 1, <em>Egyptian Pyramids</em>: </strong>"The team travels to Egypt to scan the pyramids to find out how the necropoles evolved from simple mud-brick structures to the most impressive buildings in the ancient world. They use their laser technology to scan Djoser&rsquo;s Step Pyramid at Saqqara, Meidum&rsquo;s collapsed pyramid, the m...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102324994/analyzing-modernism-with-a-multi-faceted-view-in-the-2014-spanish-pavilion-at-the-venice-biennale Analyzing modernism with a multi-faceted view in the 2014 Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale Justine Testado 2014-06-20T14:09:00-04:00 >2014-06-20T18:54:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2b/2beq7050cu950wk0.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Spanish pavilion "Interior" at the 2014 Venice Biennale conveys its multi-layered concept with an enticing labyrinth-like design. Visitors can formulate their own experience as they walk through the open maze, which is "guided" by large images of contemporary and traditional Spanish architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The pavilion is set up as an interactive exploration of Spanish modernism throughout the last century, mixed in with other main points like the influence of digital technology, or comparing traditional Spanish architecture with the contemporary. <a href="http://sio2arch.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sio2 Arch</a> (formerly <a href="http://archinect.com/f451arquitectura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">F451arquitectura</a>) designed the exhibition, which was curated by I&ntilde;aki Abalos, Lluis Ortega, Enrique Encabo, and Inmaculada El Maluenda.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ht/htgya0wwch06y7tc.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h5/h5dzi4c5tvsv1woh.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ds/dsr0qklhglgx4zyz.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rg/rgfu93wws6d7jbnk.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ji/jiuwoucocnmwxu53.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hc/hcmw6bw98n249nxj.jpg"></p><p>More photos and other details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/analyzing_modernism_with_a_multi-faceted_view_in_the_2014_spanish_pavilion_/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/101706294/aedas-wins-top-honors-for-revitalisation-project-at-the-latest-hkia-annual-awards-in-hong-kong Aedas wins top honors for Revitalisation Project at the latest HKIA Annual Awards in Hong Kong Justine Testado 2014-06-12T14:22:00-04:00 >2014-06-12T14:22:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z6/z6wt8e2xm540va8w.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the latest Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA) Annual Awards, Aedas was no doubt victorious once again with two preservation/renewal projects: "Art Community": Revitalisation Project in Wan Chai, Hong Kong and Center 66 in Wuxi, China. As the highest architectural awards program in Hong Kong, the HKIA Awards recognizes outstanding architecture designed by HKIA members.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/6259264/aedas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aedas</a> once again won the highest honor, Medal of the Year, in addition to the Special Architectural Award in Heritage + Adaptive Reuse for the Revitalisation Project.</p><p>Here's a glimpse of the project, which preserved and revived an early 20th-century shophouse building into a public space for arts and culture:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j5/j5qhhlfg97ge7nqs.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/43/43vepjjf4k5oiheg.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h7/h7zrud75prg3uv9q.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ca/caql556hsnzafm7h.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7l/7lcfx5r6kpbv8ivl.jpg"></p><p>More info and photos on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/aedas_wins_top_honors_for_revitalisation_project_at_the_latest_hkia_annual_/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/101261428/ricardo-bofill-s-time-space-existence-exhibition-on-la-fabrica-for-the-2014-venice-biennale Ricardo Bofill’s “Time Space Existence” exhibition on La Fabrica for the 2014 Venice Biennale Justine Testado 2014-06-06T18:54:00-04:00 >2014-06-06T18:54:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sc/sclcrhdz9jdj7pfe.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Time Space Existence" tells the story behind La Fabrica, the well-known headquarters of Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura that is located in a repurposed cement factory in Barcelona...By reimagining La Fabrica in new locations -- particularly in Venice -- the exhibition serves as a case study that goes beyond the structure's physical presence and explores its timelessness throughout the last century.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As one of the many Collateral Events at the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/453301/2014-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 Venice Biennale</a>, the exhibition opens to the public at The Palazzo Bembo starting June 7 through Nov. 23, 2014.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/if/if78m3fldwqgtmih.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lw/lw6wzk576tz9tieo.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2w/2w2pxb2z6xksm89f.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/if/if68bfjuukgkjonf.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uv/uviujct7mo6xwtum.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5h/5hv7xsc3wvs040hv.jpg"></p><p>Check out more details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/ricardo_bofills_time_space_existence_exhibition_on_la_fabrica_for_the_2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100719603/montenegro-s-venice-biennale-exhibition-seeks-renewal-of-the-country-s-architectural-heritage Montenegro’s Venice Biennale exhibition seeks renewal of the country’s architectural heritage Justine Testado 2014-05-30T17:38:00-04:00 >2014-06-02T22:24:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5d/5demw23syzb5lq2o.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Montenegro's "Treasures in Disguise" exhibition for the 2014 Venice Biennale looks to the country's former Yugoslavic past to provoke discussion of bringing renewal and examining the future possibilities of Montenegran architecture. The exhibition focuses on four historic buildings constructed between 1960 and 1986 that are perceived as cultural models of late modernism architecture. Built with optimistic intentions, the buildings were neglected and have been left to decay ever since.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Check out the projects in their current and original states.</p><p><strong>(Pictured above) Dom Revolucije</strong><br>Architect: Marko Mu&scaron;i&#263;&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s9/s96uz109zgmqsfum.jpg"></p><p><strong>Kayak Club &ldquo;Galeb&rdquo;&nbsp; </strong><br>Architect: Vukota Tupa Vukoti&#263;&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q7/q7xddy5xq60opw2l.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i6/i60tbnug30uyee5f.jpg"><br><br><strong>Hotel Fjord</strong><br>Architect: Zlatko Ugljen&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hg/hg9vj4p4abqkgj4z.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/32/328dmvrhbqpi9xv7.jpg"></p><p><strong>Spomen Dom&nbsp; </strong><br>Architect: Marko Mu&scaron;i&#263;&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xh/xhxe0v6iz0f2h69f.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/66/663bk3w1t5brkfqw.jpg"></p><p>To learn more, head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/montenegros_venice_biennale_pavilion_examines_renewal_and/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100593241/a-detailed-look-at-grafting-architecture-catalonia-at-venice-for-the-2014-venice-biennale A detailed look at “Grafting Architecture: Catalonia at Venice” for the 2014 Venice Biennale Justine Testado 2014-05-29T12:59:00-04:00 >2014-06-03T23:01:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/80/80taojptkgppp2in.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For Catalonia's second year exhibiting at the 2014 Venice Biennale as a Collateral Event, they will showcase the evolving state of local contemporary Catalan architecture in "Grafting Architecture: Catalonia at Venice." The proposal won in a juried competition hosted by the Institut Ramon Llull. The exhibition examines pivotal projects that blend the traditional and the contemporary throughout the last century of Catalonia's architectural history.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ro/rovkunolhmrptxyk.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ed/ede2xiqqbtjmcb1f.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6x/6x5l6almybr8hys7.jpg"></p><p>Learn more about the exhibition on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/a_detailed_look_at_grafting_architecture_catalonia_at_venice_for_the_2014_v/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100575087/the-cyprus-2014-venice-biennale-pavilion-seeks-the-island-s-identity-through-architectural-allegory The Cyprus 2014 Venice Biennale pavilion seeks the island’s identity through architectural allegory Justine Testado 2014-05-28T13:48:00-04:00 >2014-06-03T23:03:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0g/0g75e3kxon2n5mxf.jpg" width="514" height="540" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Cyprus took an allegorical approach with their 2014 Venice Biennale pavilion, titled the "Anatomy of the Wallpaper". Curated by architects Michael Hadjistyllis and Stefanos Roimpas, the Wallpaper symbolizes the reconstruction of the island's complex national identity that has been affected by outside influences throughout its history. To convey Cyprus' multi-layered history, the pavilion will be covered in the timeless and appropriate medium of collages.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6j/6jp4jjycl9p5u5r8.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3t/3t96hef09us4uaa2.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9b/9b6lmc4tmfahawrn.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lm/lmxef2i4ll0fczko.jpg"></p><p>More details about the pavilion on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_cyprus_2014_venice_biennale_pavilion_seeks_the_islands_identity_through/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</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/100239685/arctic-adaptations-nunavut-at-15-to-represent-canadian-pavilion-at-2014-venice-biennale “Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15” to represent Canadian Pavilion at 2014 Venice Biennale Justine Testado 2014-05-22T19:01:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T21:35:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mu/muj50nuk4wt7rrx4.jpg" width="514" height="502" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After being selected in a juried national competition back in March, the Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15 exhibition will represent the Canadian Pavilion in the upcoming 2014 Venice Biennale. The timely exhibition will also mark the 15th anniversary of Nunavut, Canada's youngest territory.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Curated by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/77454303/lateral-office" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lateral Office of Toronto</a>, "Arctic Adaptations" will examine the complex relationship that modernism has had with Nunavut's indigenous communities throughout the last century, and the innovative ways they have responded to those changes.</p><p>The exhibition will also showcase five themed proposals that explore the various aspects of Nunavut's evolving architectural, social, and cultural landscape. Each design team consists of a Canadian architecture school, a Canadian architecture office with extensive northern experience, and a Nunavut-based organization.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v4/v4nzhgt4htr6r11i.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cf/cfcsbme6n1bmdceg.jpg"></p><p>More details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/arctic_adaptations_nunavut_at_15_to_represent_canadian_pavilion_at_2014_ven/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98671389/post-katrina-will-new-orleans-still-be-new-orleans Post-Katrina: Will New Orleans still be New Orleans? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-25T19:33:00-04:00 >2014-04-28T17:54:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/17/17eea2a22700cbb339d5943116335190.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With billions in federal, charity and insurance dollars flowing in after [Hurricane Katrina], there were suddenly resources for change. &ldquo;The city essentially got the opportunity to do a do-over,&rdquo; said Carol Bebelle, a lifelong New Orleanian and executive director of Ash&eacute; Cultural Arts Center. [...] In many ways, it was a top-to-bottom re-imagining of the cityscape. So, is the city in a better place than it was nearly nine years ago? It depends on how closely you look.</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/96634206/end-of-the-starchitects End of the Starchitects? Miles Jaffe 2014-03-27T12:36:00-04:00 >2014-03-28T06:39:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7o/7o3z4l4qcexnaust.jpg" width="514" height="258" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Practitioners create visually dazzling and unexpected forms that&rsquo;re seemingly unrelated to anything as prosaic as function or context. They exploit advances in design and construction technology to build ever more visually arresting and extraordinary buildings. The future of this movement is likely to be limited because the law of diminishing returns inevitably applies to the search for ever-newer and ever-more unexpected architectural forms.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/89523914/we-need-a-jamie-oliver-of-architecture-to-save-us-from-uninspiring-design We need a Jamie Oliver of architecture to save us from uninspiring design Archinect 2013-12-23T13:40:00-05:00 >2013-12-23T14:57:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/83/836cb103a4abf6697605df206253577e.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It is the fault of the public&rsquo;s &ldquo;indifference to good design&rdquo;, rather than &ldquo;corporate greed&rdquo; of building companies, argues Mr de Botton, founder of Living Architecture and honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba). &ldquo;They merely want to make money and they have zero confidence (rightly) that we would follow them in the venture of delivering quality at the necessary price.&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/88075175/andr-chiote-illustrates-the-role-of-iconic-buildings-in-the-urban-collective-memory André Chiote illustrates the role of iconic buildings in the "urban collective memory" Justine Testado 2013-12-09T13:52:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T19:21:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q5/q59n0ho9u54zdrbu.jpg" width="514" height="719" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Rendered into clean lines and bold graphic hues, Oporto-based architect and illustrator Andr&eacute; Chiote draws some of the world's most iconic contemporary structures designed by their equally iconic architects. He began developing this project by choosing specifically-programmed buildings that became cultural symbols eventually engrained into the "urban collective memory."<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hj/hj81a45o6vja4y7n.jpg" title=""><br><br> Even by only highlighting a particular detail, the building is still recognizable whether one remembers seeing it on TV, online, in print, or in person. The souvenir poster/advertisement-like quality of Chiote's illustrative style further emphasizes the popularity of these structures.</p> <p> In his last approach, Chiote illustrated famous museums like Renzo Piano's addition to LACMA or the Mercedez-Benz Museum by UNStudio, among others.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h9/h9zowroagdy7vt30.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hf/hfga6bjrk27t38o4.jpg" title=""><br><br> Chiote continues exploring the role of these memorable buildings with "Sport's Buildings" -- many that have been seen in past Olympic Games. Here, he describes them as examples of "...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/72431019/park-named-after-beastie-boys-adam-yauch-now-open-in-brooklyn Park named after Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch now open in Brooklyn Archinect 2013-05-03T16:52:00-04:00 >2013-05-07T13:39:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eb/ebjtbs96cnlzadkb.jpg" width="514" height="384" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This Brooklyn Heights playground is named for Adam Yauch, an artist, a filmmaker, an activist, and one of Brooklyn&rsquo;s most influential musicians. Most famous as &lsquo;MCA&rsquo; of the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees the Beastie Boys, Yauch grew up playing in this playground, then named State Street Park and later Palmetto Playground, as a child.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>&ldquo;Born and bred in Brooklyn the U.S.A./<br> They call me Adam Yauch but I&rsquo;m M.C.A.&rdquo;</em><br> - &ldquo;No Sleep Til Brooklyn,&rdquo; The Beastie Boys</p> <p> NYC Parks &amp; Rec. announced today that Adam Yauch Park, named after the Beastie Boys' late MCA, is now open.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s1/s154xsmndcdq1pd5.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hd/hdc8ruroffsf6wtl.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/68116214/culture-ethics-architecture Culture, ethics & architecture Alexander Walter 2013-02-22T13:02:00-05:00 >2013-03-25T17:05:48-04:00 <em><p>Today, many Muslim societies like Pakistan are facing enormous challenges in terms of the built environment. At times construction-related activities are driven largely by economic forces with less consideration for their impact on common people and the environment. It is also observed that sometimes, buildings are constructed while copying from other contexts without considering the local context/culture. This process has posed critical challenges.</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/65035102/america-s-top-artplaces-2013 America’s Top ArtPlaces 2013 Archinect 2013-01-07T19:52:00-05:00 >2013-01-07T19:53:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q3/q3gx90ccdw5hsfgu.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>America&rsquo;s Top Twelve ArtPlaces is a new annual ArtPlace initiative recognizing neighborhoods in the largest 44 metropolitan areas in the country where the arts are central to creating places where people&mdash;residents and visitors&mdash;want to be.</p></em><br /><br /><p> America&rsquo;s Top 12 ArtPlaces for 2013 are:</p> <ul><li> Brooklyn, NY / The intersection of Downtown, Fort Greene, Gowanus, Park Slope and Prospect Heights</li> <li> Dallas, TX / The Dallas Arts District, with parts of Deep Ellum and Exposition Park</li> <li> Los Angeles, CA / Central Hollywood</li> <li> Miami Beach, FL / South Beach</li> <li> Milwaukee, WI / East Town and a portion of the Lower East Side</li> <li> New York, NY / Manhattan Valley</li> <li> Oakland, CA / Downtown, including Chinatown, Old Oakland and Jack London Square</li> <li> Philadelphia, PA / Old City</li> <li> Portland, OR / The Pearl District and a portion of Downtown</li> <li> San Francisco, CA / The Mission District</li> <li> Seattle, WA / The Pike-Pine Corridor</li> <li> Washington, DC / The intersection of Adams Morgan, U Street, and Dupont Circle</li> </ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/42231604/why-people-in-cities-walk-fast Why People in Cities Walk Fast Paul Petrunia 2012-03-21T19:05:00-04:00 >2012-03-22T03:46:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e2/e2f1498dbd2c122f80bde0d4268d5d29.jpg" width="514" height="315" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With the exception of Nairobi &mdash; insert joke here about Kenyans crushing everyone at the New York City Marathon &mdash; the fastest walking cities were from wealthy nations. The statistical analysis confirmed this general perception: two of the three strongest social predictors of walking speed were a country's G.D.P. and its purchasing power parity (the other was its individualism).</p></em><br /><br /><p> This reminds of of a fascinating <a href="http://www.radiolab.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Radiolab</a> episode from a couple years ago about cities. I HIGHLY recommend listening to this - <a href="http://www.radiolab.org/2010/oct/08/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">download it here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/15067901/the-works-of-yoichiro-kamei The Works of Yoichiro Kamei Derek Kaplan 2011-07-29T12:37:20-04:00 >2011-07-30T07:50:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d3/d3d7bddfe1dd3ee94c4271ee0519c2cc.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>He is one of the most appreciated young ceramic artists. With more than 10 solo exhibitions had in the past ten years in Kyoto, Tokyo, Aichi, Osaka and Faenza, he was awarded Merit Prize at the 1st Taiwan International Ceramics Biennale in 2004. In 2010 he received the Kyoto City Artist Prize, which is one of the most valuable Japanese art awards.</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/8425264/meissen-so-il-18th-century-porcelain-in-contemporary-architecture 'Meissen | SO - IL', 18th-century Porcelain in Contemporary Architecture' adelz 2011-06-01T18:27:00-04:00 >2012-11-15T19:11:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ah/ahvti10frv918phr.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/9925/building-of-the-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Building of the Day</a> series is brought to you by our friends at <a href="http://OpenBuildings.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OpenBuildings.com</a>, the web's most comprehensive directory of buildings.</em></p> <p> During the summer of 2011 (May 28&nbsp; - Aug 28), <a href="http://www.kunsthalkade.nl/index.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">de KAdE</a> in Amersfoort will host an extensive overview of the work of <a href="http://so-il.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Solid Objectives &ndash; Idenburg Liu (SO &ndash; IL) architectural office</a>. The show will take place concurrent to 'Meissen | SO - IL',&nbsp;18th-century porcelain in contemporary architecture'.</p> <p> SO &ndash; IL has designed 32 modern, geometrically shaped showcases in bright colours and with &lsquo;pointed tops&rsquo;. As well as showing off the fifty-plus Meissen objects to best advantage, these vitrines are autonomous works in their own right.&nbsp;</p> <p> As Florian Idenburg of SO &ndash; IL explains, &ldquo;We wanted to come up with a strategy to help visitors &lsquo;take a fresh look&rsquo; at Meissen so that they could understand the pieces in a new way. By using the vitrine to &lsquo;upset&rsquo; conventional ways of looking at the works, we force viewers to redefine their relationship with the...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105777/art-as-moca-latte-approved-disapproved Art as MOCA-latte: APPROVED-DISAPPROVED Orhan Ayyüce 2011-04-09T15:50:48-04:00 >2011-04-24T12:02:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cb/cb1u57vo9ua3meb2.jpg" width="209" height="197" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When Los Angeles MOCA Director Jeffrey Deitch ordered the removal of artist Blu&lsquo;s mural, which he commissioned, from the wall of his museum, he was quickly accused of censorship by various folks in the art community. In response to his act, an anonymous street artist put up a wheatpasted mural near MOCA that depicted Deitch as the Ayatollah Khomeini, dressed in traditional garb, holding a dripping paint roller with outstretched arm &ndash; fresh from removing Blu&rsquo;s mural from the museum&rsquo;s wall.</p></em><br /><br /><p> MOCA further sucks it up to its Blu(es) and PR's a Tea Party like survey on what art 'you'd' suck up to.&nbsp; <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article.php?id=103284_0_24_0_C" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peviously</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103284/no-blu-wash No Blu Wash Orhan Ayyüce 2010-12-17T14:56:46-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p> MOCA commissions a mural from <a href="http://blublu.org/sito/blog/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blu</a> and than finds it offensive and whitewashes it. Artist says it is cencorship. The museum <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article.php?id=102143_0_24_0_C" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">director</a> says he was in <a href="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5122/5268933743_9d86cfa7ab_o.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miami</a> art fair when it was painted. <a href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-moca-mural-20101215,0,6698582.story" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">latimes</a><br> MOCA commissions a mural from <a href="http://blublu.org/sito/blog/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blu</a> and than finds it offensive and whitewashes it. Artist says it is cencorship. The museum <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article.php?id=102143_0_24_0_C" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">director</a> says he was in <a href="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5122/5268933743_9d86cfa7ab_o.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miami</a> art fair when it was painted. <a href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-moca-mural-20101215,0,6698582.story" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">latimes</a></p>