Archinect - News 2015-03-03T02:42:23-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/121610936/being-an-architect-is-sexy-according-to-modern-society Being an architect is sexy, according to modern society Justine Testado 2015-02-25T23:08:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T18:23:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kx/kxb5c4yjqftoqqpk.jpg" width="514" height="371" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Nothing screams commitment like something that is built on a concrete foundation and set in stone: literally. Go ahead, then. Design something that will last forever.</p></em><br /><br /><p>While people working in architecture, whether through practice or academia, can give insight into the reality of the field, how does broader modern society perceive architects and architecture as a career?</p><p>In one of the more amusing approaches to that topic, sexy has stood as one assumption, especially when it comes to dating or looking for an ideal partner. According to one cringe-worthy heteronormative list aptly titled "Top 10 Sexiest Jobs for Men" by higher-education online database <a href="http://collegeatlas.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CollegeAtlas.org</a>, Architect ranked as number 1 -- accompanied by some oh-so-thoughtful commentary that is just comical gold (but not really). There's a list <a href="http://www.collegeatlas.org/sexiest-jobs-for-women.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">for women</a> too, but Architect or anything closely related to the field didn't make the cut. Big surprise.</p><p>Quite similarly, Mary Balfour of a dating agency called Drawing Down the Moon conducted a survey in 2012/13 that asked men and women what jobs they considered the most attractive. <a href="http://www.drawingdownthemoon.co.uk/does-your-job-attract-dates/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Those results</a> showed that men working as an Architect or Designer...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121048115/unesco-afghanistan-reveals-bamiyan-cultural-centre-competition-results UNESCO Afghanistan reveals Bamiyan Cultural Centre competition results Justine Testado 2015-02-18T15:28:00-05:00 >2015-02-25T23:17:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nz/nz3atmt6wur0pfv1.jpg" width="514" height="184" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The UNESCO Office in Afghanistan announced today the grand prize winner and four runner-up teams in the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/unesco_accepting_entries_for_bamiyan_cultural_centre_in_afghanistan/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bamiyan Cultural Centre Design Competition</a>. Launched last November, the single-stage competition invited architects worldwide to propose designs for a cultural&nbsp; center in the Bamiyan Valley of Afghanistan that would contribute to the country's gradual process of reconciliation, restoring peace, and economic redevelopment after decades of political conflict.</p><p>In addition to complementing the physical and historical landscape of Bamiyan, the new Bamiyan Cultural Centre will be built as an emblem of heritage preservation, cross-cultural exchange, and strengthening cultural identity.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/83/83lpn6d7q95fe389.jpg"></p><p>Out of 1,070 submissions from 117 countries, the seven-member <a href="http://bamiyanculturalcentre.org/jury/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jury</a> selected "Descriptive Memory: The Eternal Presence of Absence" by Carlos Nahuel Recabarren, Manuel Alberto Martinez Catalan, and Franco Morero from Argentina as the winning proposal, with a cash prize of US$25,000. The Jury included Elizabeth...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120587173/centre-pompidou-to-cover-france-with-pop-ups Centre Pompidou to cover France with pop-ups Alexander Walter 2015-02-12T14:47:00-05:00 >2015-02-18T23:26:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/92/9273ca8276e81d30e3b510b3e93fa75f.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Towns and cities across France will soon be able to boost their culture offerings by hosting pop-up branches of the Centre Pompidou. The Paris museum is expanding its empire, and aims to establish domestic temporary outposts. &ldquo;We will soon launch an open call for candidates [to select a French city],&rdquo; says a spokesman for the Centre Pompidou. These pop-ups will remain open for four years.</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/118747065/rem-koolhaas-and-dasha-zhukova-share-what-s-in-store-for-the-new-garage-museum Rem Koolhaas and Dasha Zhukova share what's in store for the new Garage Museum Justine Testado 2015-01-19T18:09:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T00:12:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lo/lozaj9mmheo8yamu.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In The Wall Street Journal Magazine's upcoming February issue, writer Tony Perrottet tells the history and potential of the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and its location in Moscow's Gorky Park, as he visits the site to meet with&nbsp;art philanthropist Dasha Zhukova and Rem Koolhaas. Founded by Zhukova in 2008, the Garage will move from its current location in a Shigeru Ban-designed pavilion to the former Soviet-era Vremena Goda that Koolhaas is converting into the new 58,000 sq.foot Garage Museum, set to open this June. Zhukova invested in the renovation project aiming to connect Moscow to the international art scene.</p><p>In conversation, Zhukova talks about the interests and knowledge of global culture in Moscow's youth, and their influence in shaping the Garage. Koolhaas talks about his design approach in restoring the decaying Vremena Goda amidst current museum-design trends. He also looks back to the time he spent in the U.S.S.R during the 1960s.</p><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109328884/garage-museum-teaches-an-old-building-new-tricks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Garage Museum Teaches an Old...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118443491/more-details-on-the-museum-of-fine-arts-houston-campus-expansion More details on the Museum of Fine Arts Houston campus expansion Justine Testado 2015-01-16T10:11:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:54:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qr/qr5r0slu0kcxgroz.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118277129/museum-of-fine-arts-houston-unveils-its-steven-holl-designed-450m-expansion-plan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Earlier this week</a>, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston revealed the design of its upcoming $450 million Fayez S. Sarofim Campus. As a milestone in the institution's 90-year history, the 14-acre redevelopment will transform the MFAH and its surrounding neighborhood the city's effort to improve the pedestrian experience. The redevelopment will be integrated among historical buildings created by William Ward Watkin, Mies van der Rohe, and Rafael Moneo, and an Isamu Noguchi-designed sculpture garden.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1m/1m3lsxs03zel7ey6.jpg"></p><p>The 14-acre expansion will consist of three new buildings. Steven Holl Architects will design the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building for 20th and 21st-century art as well as the new Glassell School of Art. Lake|Flato Architects will design the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation Center for Conservation. A landscape architect is yet to be appointed.</p><p>Check out some details on each building below:</p><p><strong>The Nancy and Rich Kinder Building:</strong> A 3-story building to house the Museum's vast collection of 20th and 21st-...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118430634/toshiko-mori-designs-pro-bono-a-new-artists-residency-in-senegal Toshiko Mori designs pro-bono a new artists' residency in Senegal Justine Testado 2015-01-15T15:45:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:51:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6u/6u7qlsn63gch4gui.jpg" width="514" height="250" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The rural village of Sinthian in southeastern Senegal is home to the THREAD arts center, a new artists' residency and cultural community space set to open this March. The idea for the arts center originated from the long-term efforts of doctor and local Sinthian leader, Magueye Ba, who spearheaded the project with environmental sustainability expert Moussa Sene and The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. The project has already gained deserved recognition with a selection for the 2014 Venice Biennale and an AIANY award.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z1/z1v0tvfc94hy706o.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vz/vz1i1amkoacuzbvt.jpg"></p><p>Designed pro-bono by New York-based Toshiko Mori Architect, the art center's design incorporates local materials and building customs. While local masons and villagers provided their expertise on working with bamboo, brick, and thatch, Mori rendered those materials into a contemporary geometric design that complements its surrounding flat landscape. The structure's most notable feature is its inverted roof that can collect and retain rainwater to provide for 40% of the ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118275523/it-s-a-bumpy-start-for-mons-as-european-capital-of-culture-2015 It's a bumpy start for Mons as European Capital of Culture 2015 Alexander Walter 2015-01-13T15:00:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T21:49:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/28/2812400907a030e05e92972d42c810cf.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Only one of the new buildings is ready, its centrepiece artwork had to be dismantled after bits fell off &ndash; and people are more excited about getting their first Ikea. [...] A &euro;155m new station, designed by Santiago Calatrava as a swooping sci-fi bird, is so far no more than a concrete foundation slab. It replaces a much-loved 1950s station by a local architect, and it&rsquo;s now optimistically scheduled to open in 2018, having escalated to four times its original budget.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117964089/libeskind-opens-his-latest-building-in-belgium-today-is-it-a-snooze" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Libeskind opens his latest building in Belgium today. Is it a snooze?</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116678727/three-winners-including-sou-fujimoto-are-selected-for-the-liget-budapest-museum-competition Three winners, including Sou Fujimoto, are selected for the Liget Budapest museum competition Justine Testado 2014-12-23T22:16:00-05:00 >2014-12-27T17:54:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/72/72iz3x27bgb0fpj8.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The winning architects for the Liget Budapest museum competition were finally chosen (or at least most of them were).</p><p>Liget Budapest -- Hungary's first open, international competition in the past century -- recently announced three winning proposals for three of the four buildings to be built in the historic City Park museum district. After nearly 500 anonymous submissions, the jury selected winning designs for: the Museum of Ethnography; the House of Hungarian Music; and the FotoMuzeum Budapest and the Hungarian House of Architecture. As for the competition's fourth building, the New National Gallery and Ludwig Museum, a winning design has yet to be selected -- if at all.</p><p>The winning proposals include:</p><p>House of Hungarian Music: Sou Fujimoto Architects (Japan)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l0/l0m8np1hzjhca8vo.jpg"></p><p>Museum of Ethnography: Vallet de Martinis DIID architectes (France)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6u/6utz4nzpl956676o.jpg"></p><p>FotoMuzeum Budapest and the Hungarian Museum of Architecture: K&ouml;z&eacute;p&uuml;lettervez&#337; Z&aacute;rtk&ouml;r&#369;en M&#369;k&ouml;d&#337; R&eacute;szv&eacute;nyt&aacute;rsas&aacute;g (Hungary)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n0/n00myn3yni768omu.jpg"></p><p>The buildings are expected to begin cons...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116128341/heatherwick-studio-showcases-their-multi-disciplinary-design-skills-in-the-provocations-exhibition Heatherwick Studio showcases their multi-disciplinary design skills in the "Provocations" exhibition Justine Testado 2014-12-17T15:43:00-05:00 >2014-12-17T15:44:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c7/c796m9hnoge74u3x.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <em>Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio</em> exhibition presents&nbsp; the design concepts behind the span of projects that British designer <a href="http://www.heatherwick.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Heatherwick </a>and his London-based studio have created worldwide. Currently at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas until January 4, <em>Provocations</em> will make its West Coast debut at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles on February 20.</p><p>Presented as a "jack of all trades" and organized by Hammer Museum curator Aram Moshayed, the upcoming L.A. exhibition will feature prototypes, photos, video footage, films, objects, and large-scale models.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zx/zxuiuef7r6mid2le.jpg"></p><p>The exhibition will include product designs like the "Spun" chair and the Longchamps Zip Bag as well as more recognizable icons like the Olympic Cauldron and the redesigned double decker buses from the London 2012 Olympic Games.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o6/o68tuvpi273jzeu7.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v9/v9xv34mhp8w7go5u.jpg"></p><p>"Provocations" will also highlight Heatherwick's large-scale projects like the UK Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, the Nanyang Technological University&nbsp;Learning ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116192544/bureau-a-s-swiss-alpine-cabin-lets-you-camp-out-inside-a-boulder BUREAU A's Swiss alpine cabin lets you camp out inside a boulder Justine Testado 2014-12-17T14:49:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T19:17:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j1/j1q3be5039usc5jg.jpg" width="514" height="657" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Up in the slopes of the Swiss village Verbier in the Alps, <a href="http://a-bureau.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BUREAU A</a>'s "Antoine" is a little wooden cabin hidden inside a concrete rock that camouflages with its environment. Inspired by Swiss cultural elements like the literature of iconic writer Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz, hidden bunkers, and the unique experience of living in an alpine landscape, "Antoine" looks like one comfy, cool space to get away from it all &mdash; with a hint of adventure.</p><p>BUREAU A provided more detail into their latest project:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hd/hd3gcrk7s0kp0mf7.jpg"></p><p>"The mountains have the power to call for feelings of fascination and fear at the same time. Switzerland has a strong tradition of observing the Alps, living with them, hiding inside them. The awe and the anxiety that this monumental landscape appeals is reflected in the writings of Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz, one of the most important Swiss writers. His novels, Derborence, describes the massive rock fall that covered the pastures of the valley of Lizerne in 1714. Antoine, the main character, surv...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/115583325/steven-holl-architects-wins-star-studded-competition-to-design-mumbai-city-museum-north-wing Steven Holl Architects wins star-studded competition to design Mumbai City Museum North Wing Justine Testado 2014-12-09T16:09:00-05:00 >2014-12-11T22:28:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3i/3iw9q9sy7vkgjlux.jpg" width="514" height="396" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Out of a super-star list of competitors, a team led by Steven Holl Architects won the competition to design the North Wing -- or the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum -- of the Mumbai City Museum in India. The museum is one of India's leading cultural institutions and is undergoing a renewal process to establish itself as a cultural destination. The new 275 crore (approx $44.3 million) building will include new galleries and facilities.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ol/olsfdxpojyhpgmop.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/11/11wra7hhpq7ctt8n.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m7/m7yqhpteugii9ekr.jpg"></p><p>The Steven Holl Architects team included local architects <a href="http://www.opolis.in" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Opolis Architects</a>, Guy Nordenson &amp; Associates as structural engineers, and Transsolar as sustainability consultants.</p><p>Learn more about this project on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/steven_holl_architects_to_design_mumbai_city_museum_north_wing_in_star-stud/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/115279972/steven-holl-s-kennedy-center-expansion-project-in-d-c-breaks-ground Steven Holl's Kennedy Center Expansion Project in D.C. breaks ground Justine Testado 2014-12-05T18:42:00-05:00 >2014-12-11T22:23:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7r/7rjq7d2xr73l7rdn.jpg" width="514" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As the saying goes, history likes to repeat itself. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. broke ground yesterday on the Kennedy Center Expansion Project. The ceremony also celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Center's original groundbreaking in 1964.&nbsp;</p><p>The event featured remarks from Vice President Joe Biden, Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein, Kennedy Center President Deborah F. Rutter,&nbsp;Kennedy Center Trustee (and John F. Kennedy's granddaughter) Rose Kennedy Schlossberg, as well as Steven Holl. During the ceremony, Rubenstein used the same gold-plated shovel that President Lyndon B. Johnson used to break ground for the Center on December 2, 1964.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ya/yamd1hbblgj28bud.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kv/kv6a62wm3bntnsiz.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g5/g56ekg51j7nlbiek.jpg"></p><p>Steven Holl and senior partner Chris McVoy designed the expansion with BNIM Architects. The Expansion Project, which was announced in 2013 and is being paid for entirely by private funds, will be built south of the current facility as an interactive space for artists to engage with the community. Th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/115051989/yoshio-taniguchi-jasper-morrison-to-receive-2nd-isamu-noguchi-award Yoshio Taniguchi + Jasper Morrison to receive 2nd Isamu Noguchi Award Justine Testado 2014-12-02T18:35:00-05:00 >2014-12-02T18:35:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c7/c7ez71i0rnyr1rh5.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architect Yoshio Taniguchi and industrial designer Jasper Morrison are the recipients of the second annual Isamu Noguchi Award. The Isamu Noguchi Award recognizes individuals whose work represents the collaborative and multi-disciplinary qualities of landscape architect and artist Isamu Noguchi. Morrison and Taniguchi will be presented with the award by Motohide Yoshikawa (Ambassador of Japan to the U.N.) during a ceremony at The Noguchi Museum's Spring Benefit on May 19, 2015.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Learn more about the recipients on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/yoshio_taniguchi_jasper_morrison_to_receive_2nd_isamu_noguchi_award/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/114961190/london-s-architecture-lacks-berlin-s-sense-of-culture-says-chipperfield London’s architecture lacks Berlin’s sense of culture, says Chipperfield Alexander Walter 2014-12-01T14:00:00-05:00 >2014-12-03T22:52:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2i/2ips853fvapv2nt3.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] British architect Sir David Chipperfield has said that he regards private investment&rsquo;s hold over new architecture in London as an &ldquo;absolutely terrible&rdquo; means of building a city. In Berlin, where he employs an office of 90, &ldquo;there is still an idea of the public realm. We have given that up in London. We have declared the public realm dead; the question is how to get stuff out of the private sector. We are unbelievably sophisticated at that.&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/113652533/towards-biology-tells-the-metaphysical-tale-of-ricardo-bofill-s-la-f-brica "Towards Biology" tells the metaphysical tale of Ricardo Bofill's La Fábrica Justine Testado 2014-11-14T15:51:00-05:00 >2014-11-19T19:54:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v0/v0g4eisskm9ik910.jpg" width="514" height="355" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura collaborated with <a href="http://www.onionlab.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Onionlab</a> from Barcelona to create a video-audio installation titled "Towards Biology" as part of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101261428/ricardo-bofill-s-time-space-existence-exhibition-on-la-fabrica-for-the-2014-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Time Space Existence" exhibition</a> at the soon-to-conclude <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/230035/venice-biennale-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice Biennale 2014</a> in Italy.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gk/gk5hpc6rcczqgyf2.jpg"></p><p>The exhibition explores going beyond the physical existence of La F&aacute;brica&nbsp;-- the repurposed cement factory in Barcelona that has served as the Taller de Arquitectura's creative headquarters and Ricardo Bofill's private residence since the mid-1970s -- and reimagines it in different contexts, specifically in Venice.</p><p>In "Towards Biology", the rotunda-shaped screen draws in viewers to listen and watch a poetic narrative about La F&aacute;brica, which symbolizes the fundamentals of Taller de Arquitectura and the firm's approaches to architecture.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/et/et77o050r53ost3g.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f0v94zd2d46fny4x.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gl/gl6q6wyh9k2kclnx.jpg"></p><p><strong>Scroll further down to watch the installation in English or Italian.</strong></p><p>Project credits:</p><p>Produced by Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura and Onionlab<br>Technical direction: Onionlab<br>Technical Engineering: Lloc Audiovisu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113135387/the-2014-world-interiors-news-annual-awards-winners The 2014 World Interiors News Annual Awards Winners Justine Testado 2014-11-07T21:31:00-05:00 >2014-11-12T23:08:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ph/ph922mw2xgci33dl.jpg" width="514" height="503" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Here's a little interior-design eye candy. World Interiors News recently celebrated the 2014 winners of their World Interiors News Annual Awards during a festive evening ceremony at London's Saatchi Gallery. In the yearly celebration, World Interior News recognizes the most impactful designs in the international cultural landscape from within the past year, with categories ranging from retail and bar interiors, furniture, lighting, and workspace design.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Check out a few of this year's winners.</p><p>Winner of Lighting Projects Category: St&auml;del Museum by Licht Kunst Licht AG.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gm/gmebvxqyveacp6rn.jpg"></p><p>Winner of Bar Interiors Category: Gamsei by Buero Wagner.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9s/9s6q27d36zswz5vn.jpg"></p><p>Winner of Furniture Category: Wire Lounge Chair by Overgaard &amp; Dyrman.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qq/qqvvzedd003h10ej.jpg"></p><p>Winner of Restaurant Interiors Category: Restaurant &amp; Bar Nazdrowje by Design by Richard Lindvall.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/88/880yfnt4xd7x35b8.jpg"></p><p>Winner of Workspace Interiors Greater than 10,000 sq. m Category: Federal Center South Building 1202 by ZGF Architects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fa/fa9gsw9fy66wtihj.jpg"></p><p>More photos on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_2014_world_interiors_news_annual_awards_winners/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>!</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112585338/new-c-city-museum-district-breaks-ground-in-the-netherlands New "C-City" museum district breaks ground in The Netherlands Justine Testado 2014-11-01T12:03:00-04:00 >2014-11-05T18:02:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9h/9hulc3g02zgteegf.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Continium.&nbsp;Cube. Columbus. What sounds like characters in a comic book series is really the three defining components in "C-City", a new museum district located at the entrance into the Dutch-German border town of Kerkrade. Designed by Rotterdam-based <a href="http://www.shifta.nl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shift Architecture Urbanism</a>, the &euro;20.5 million project recently broke ground and is currently scheduled to open by the end of 2015.</p><p>C-City will bring technology, science, and design in one integrated museum district. Next to the existing Discovery Centre Continium will be the C-Square, a sunken-square space for&nbsp; student labs, restaurants, and other public amenities. C-Square will also serve as an underground pathway landscape that connects all of C-City's facilities.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ar/arj0xcg6t7gf6i54.jpg"></p><p>The Continium will also be joined by the Cube and Columbus buildings. The Cube will house The Netherland's first design museum whereas Columbus was designed as an inverse planetarium theater &mdash; making it the first building of its kind in Europe. In addition to the museum gall...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112498635/10x10-london-auction-renders-100-drawn-perspectives-around-the-shard 10x10 London auction renders 100 drawn perspectives around The Shard Justine Testado 2014-10-30T18:14:00-04:00 >2014-11-05T20:36:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ad/adz6txdwlb9tpl62.jpg" width="514" height="640" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>10x10 Drawing the City London is an annual fundraising event established by British architect <a href="http://www.makowerarchitects.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tim Makower</a> and organized by charity group <a href="http://www.article-25.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Article 25</a> that gets its name from the 100-square grid that captures one particular area in the city of London.</p><p>Each square of the grid is assigned to 100 participants, who are typically some of the U.K.'s most well-known and emerging architects, designers, and artists. Participants will then create and donate an original work of art inspired by the buildings and public spaces within their assigned square. For 2014, The Renzo Piano-designed Shard will be the center of the grid.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t7/t7xx0zjn4447auhp.jpg"></p><p>This year's set of participants include notable names and 10x10 favorites like <a href="http://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norman Foster</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/55220775/rogers-stirk-harbour-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ivan Harbour</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/109716704/o-donnell-tuomey-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sheila O'Donnell</a>, C.J. Lim, Piers Gough, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/11712/wilkinson-eyre-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris Wilkinson</a>, textile designer Celia Birtwell, artists Norman Ackroyd and Roger FitzGerald, and 10x10 founder Tim Makower himself.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6k/6kjs53cnp3grurtz.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1q/1qax7kptu4hmdwyf.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3g/3gst301ajgou2zqo.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sz/szcx3m1majjxvdf3.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fs/fs3r3agkconbin24.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vk/vktc2l510x6w65e0.jpg"></p><p>Online bidding for the art begins November 4 through November 25, followed by an exclusive evenin...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112259973/los-angeles-cultural-boom-gives-city-s-artists-spaces-they-can-call-home Los Angeles cultural boom gives city’s artists spaces they can call home Alexander Walter 2014-10-27T13:30:00-04:00 >2014-10-29T19:51:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/df/dfc412c65bea37363e7ea8e7b76fd3b1.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;People used to complain that people went to New York to buy what they could buy in LA,&rdquo; said Kathy Halbreich, the associate director of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t think that happens anymore. I think there&rsquo;s a recognition that the city matters, that the people aren&rsquo;t just there for the weather. You see a level of ambition that&rsquo;s been ratcheted up.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/111953344/a-preview-of-the-future-is-not-what-it-used-to-be-the-2nd-istanbul-design-biennial A preview of “The Future Is Not What It Used To Be”, the 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial Justine Testado 2014-10-23T13:58:00-04:00 >2014-10-29T20:03:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4z/4z5n15j1kfpm9bp3.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the upcoming 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial, "The Future Is Not What It Used To Be" questions the role of design, its relationship to society, and how it can potentially bring change. Curated by Zo&euml; Ryan and spanning all five floors of the Galata Greek Primary School from Nov. 1 to Dec.14, the biennial will showcase a designers' exhibition of over 50 projects that ask who defines the future and how it is defined. But the crucial aspect it explores is whose future could be affected.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In an area of approximately 2,300 square meters at the Galata Greek Primary School, the exhibition will feature more than 50 projects by designers worldwide. The event will also host various creative academic workshops, panels, and film screenings.</p><p>N&deg;40 Workoutcomputer by Desireee Heiss and Ines Kaag.<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9f/9fmqdbsdb7t6rgfk.jpg"></p><p>Fruit of the Polish Turkish culinary workshops<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ir/ir5sn48ztu3xxsqw.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/as/as38ayekd9c5r8j5.jpg"></p><p>Learn more about the event on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/a_preview_of_the_future_is_not_what_it_used_to_be_the_2nd_istanbul_design_b/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>!</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111259168/a-closer-look-at-unstudio-s-new-theatre-de-stoep-in-spijkenisse-the-netherlands A closer look at UNStudio’s new Theatre de Stoep in Spijkenisse, The Netherlands Justine Testado 2014-10-14T14:05:00-04:00 >2014-10-21T23:28:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j2/j28xsdkun8dymhxa.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the Dutch town of Spijkenisse, the Theatre de Stoep designed by UNStudio recently celebrated its grand public opening, not long after the theater was completely realized. Inspired by the type of liveliness only experienced through live theater performances, the new cultural theater features undulating edges and a striking color palette of white and vivid purple, and circular LED lights on its fa&ccedil;ade.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xj/xj08h44u9g197vnl.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kw/kwhekspdeitrngbf.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rm/rmax483sit5u22uw.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2n/2noz7l1lmb0jrhhb.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4r/4rrzbqet296xs4ta.jpg"></p><p>Check out a timelapse video of the theater's construction below. More details about the project on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/A_closer_look_at_unstudios_new_theatre_de_stoep_in_spijkenisse_the_netherla/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110183096/in-light-of-5-pointz-demolition-defaced-fights-to-protect-nyc-s-artistic-roots In light of 5 POINTZ demolition, DEFACED fights to protect NYC's artistic roots Justine Testado 2014-09-30T17:20:00-04:00 >2014-10-08T23:23:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0w/0wvwht5fcs6bs0fn.jpg" width="514" height="454" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Upon the recent controversial demolition of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/360147/5-pointz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"5 POINTZ" graffiti mecca</a> in Long Island City, NY, a group of architects consisting of <a href="http://archinect.com/AriannaArmelli" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arianna Armelli</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/ikumar21" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ishaan Kumar</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/davidsepulveda" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Sepulveda </a>and Wagdy Moussa came up with the idea of DEFACED. In the proposal, DEFACED is an organization that is dedicated to the preservation of cultural landmarks, districts, and neighborhoods worldwide.</p><p>Using 5 Pointz as a starting point, DEFACED asserts not only the timeless value of open artistic expression but also the need to build communities where all inhabitants can benefit and thrive. The proposal calls attention to NYC's gentrifying cityscape over the last decade, ongoing socio-political concerns, and last but not least, that a structure like 5 Pointz &mdash; although considered an eyesore to some &mdash; was truly a luxury of its own kind.</p><p>Below is the project in fuller detail, provided by the architects:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vu/vutnsb7wudpx8nvn.jpg"></p><p>"INTRODUCTION: You see, it goes like this; New York City was affordable when it was ugly and unpleasant; when di...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109586513/jean-nouvel-s-massive-catalyzing-design-for-the-new-namoc-in-beijing Jean Nouvel's massive "catalyzing" design for the new NAMOC in Beijing Justine Testado 2014-09-23T18:00:00-04:00 >2014-09-23T18:00:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/29/29djkceg1b7ebwpq.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Ateliers Jean Nouvel's new National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) in Beijing will be quite the culture giant. Built in 1963, the new NAMOC will be 130,000 sq. meters to house its various collections of 100,000 pieces from the 1500s to contemporary times. Jean Nouvel and the Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (BIAD) announced late last week the official launch of the design and construction of the new museum.</p><p>Ateliers Jean Nouvel describes that the museum is designed to "catalyze" the senses and to physically convey the complex "spirit of Chinese civilization" throughout its history. This concept of the passing of time and timelessness is suggested through the museum's vast historical collection and the museum's natural elements that change with the seasons. The program includes permanent and temporary exhibition galleries, a research and education center, reserves, an auditorium, and public and admin spaces.</p><p>Here are more details the architecture firm sent us:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a8/a8l8ige65g3c19su.jpg"></p><p>"At the beginning of...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108619725/buy-condo-then-add-parking-spot-for-1-million Buy Condo, Then Add Parking Spot for $1 Million Miles Jaffe 2014-09-10T13:17:00-04:00 >2014-09-10T14:27:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fi/fi85k5plnakte5j3.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new development, 42 Crosby Street, is pushing the limits of New York City real estate to new heights with 10 underground parking spots that will cost more per square foot than the apartments being sold upstairs. At $250,000 a tire, the parking spaces in the underground garage cost more than four times the national median sales price for a home, which is $217,800, according to Zillow.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The best thing about this article was the NYT pop up ad for luxury condos in Chelsea.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107736538/salt-festival-celebrates-arctic-architecture-in-sandhorn-y-norway SALT festival celebrates arctic architecture in Sandhornøy, Norway Justine Testado 2014-08-29T21:16:00-04:00 >2014-09-03T20:36:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s9/s9zq5cek3r5ygy9i.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Taking place on the island of Sandhorn&oslash;y in the Arctic Circle region of Norway, SALT will host its opening festivities this weekend, starting August 29 to September 1. Founded in 2010 by acclaimed curator Helga-Marie Nordby and cultural entrepreneur Erlend Mog&aring;rd-Larsen, SALT celebrates the rarely traversed arctic landscape and promotes Norway's contributions to art and design history.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This weekend's events include traditionally inspired architecture designed by Rintala Eggertson Architects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m4/m4a74msd5kj5t1fm.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wz/wz91koympfduyd5w.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lw/lw52vtgpko9qykos.jpg"></p><p><strong>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/salt_festival_celebrates_arctic_architecture_in_sandhorny_norway/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107487204/the-uphill-climb-to-gender-equity-continues The uphill climb to gender equity continues... Justine Testado 2014-08-26T17:39:00-04:00 >2014-09-03T19:48:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m8/m8mzr42equgp8gyl.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Women are architecture's original rebels. Over 120 years ago, they insisted that architecture schools and professional organisations open their doors to women, arguing that the field would thrive (or wither) according to the diversity of its students and practitioners...And yet despite this long history of challenging architecture to be inclusive, women have been given little credit for their contributions.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Despina Stratigakos, historian and University at Buffalo architecture professor highlights in her Opinion article how women in architecture have challenged <em>and continue</em> to challenge the deep-rooted patriarchy in the field of architecture throughout the past century. Although there is a growing number of women who are studying architecture, holding leadership roles in schools and firms, and forming organizations, the same problems of gender inequality still exist to this day. From that, another question remains: Is anyone even paying attention?</p><p>Related:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107094586/in-architecture-a-glass-ceiling" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Architecture, a Glass Ceiling</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100116404/phyllis-lambert-named-as-2014-golden-lion-for-lifetime-achievement-recipient" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phyllis Lambert named as 2014 Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement recipient</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93072348/mecanoo-s-francine-houben-named-aj-woman-architect-of-the-year-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mecanoo&rsquo;s Francine Houben named AJ Woman Architect of the Year 2014</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92961355/arab-women-in-architecture-film" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arab Women in Architecture Film</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107409072/ghost-town-searching-for-remnants-of-russia-in-the-chinese-city-of-harbin Ghost town: searching for remnants of Russia in the Chinese city of Harbin Alexander Walter 2014-08-25T15:07:00-04:00 >2014-08-25T15:17:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c2/c2b3811d6ad5d317acca440b9a67782d.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It is not rare for a civilisation to abruptly falter, give way and fold into a new one. This insight seems obvious in the territories of the former Soviet Union &mdash; a universe transformed into a memory overnight. [...] that a city turned ruin continues to be inhabited, that the collapsing buildings and boulevards stained by a thousand footsteps, after the apocalypse, host new forms of human life, new memories. Harbin, in the far north-east of China, used to be a very Russian metropolis.</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/106959605/melbourne-named-world-s-most-liveable-city-for-fourth-consecutive-year Melbourne named world’s most liveable city for fourth consecutive year Alexander Walter 2014-08-19T19:10:00-04:00 >2014-08-19T20:37:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5o/5oma1fcgjzmghae6.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) claims its annual Liveability Survey could be used to "assign a hardship allowance as part of expatriate relocation packages," among other things. But that needn't apply to those in Melbourne, which for the fourth year running has been declared the best city in the world to live. The Australian culture hub was buoyed by superlative healthcare, infrastructure and education as well as a murder rate of 3.1 per 100,000 people, half the global average of 6.2.</p></em><br /><br /><p>While three Canadian cities made the ranking's top 10 (again), U.S. cities keep failing to score high.</p><p>The world's top cities for liveability are:</p><p>1. Melbourne, Australia</p><p>2. Vienna, Austria</p><p>3. Vancouver, Canada</p><p>4. Toronto, Canada</p><p>=5. Adelaide, Australia</p><p>=5. Calgary, Canada</p><p>7. Sydney, Australia</p><p>8. Helsinki, Finland</p><p>9. Perth, Australia</p><p>10. Auckland, New Zealand</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106554869/eastern-ukraine-s-museums-told-to-hide-their-collections Eastern Ukraine’s museums told to hide their collections Alexander Walter 2014-08-14T13:12:00-04:00 >2014-08-14T13:12:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/58/583571b44987a8c03ba78ca41e23e94f.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Culture officials in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions in eastern Ukraine have ordered museums to put their most valuable pieces into storage, and some institutions have closed to the public, as fighting continues between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian government forces. Ukraine&rsquo;s culture ministry has also asked that the media refrain from &ldquo;emphasising objects of cultural heritage&rdquo; to avoid their being targeted [...].</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/105810364/a-glimpse-at-the-new-aspen-art-museum-by-shigeru-ban A glimpse at the new Aspen Art Museum by Shigeru Ban Justine Testado 2014-08-04T21:19:00-04:00 >2014-08-13T19:21:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t1/t1h76mcw66vg9gyo.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the heart of downtown Aspen, Colorado, the new Aspen Art Museum already has a busy itinerary of festivities &mdash; from an award ceremony to the official ribbon-cutting this past weekend -- even before its public opening this Saturday, August 9. Surrounded by Aspen's mountainous landscape, the new 33,000 sq.ft building designed by Pritzker Prize laureate Shigeru Ban includes a rooftop sculpture garden and 17,500 square feet of new exhibition space.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Check out some recent photos of the new building:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/th/thdif77delbfzupx.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lf/lfj292acq60m9hj6.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jy/jyybg7ca25ijthv3.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/21/21ox1eb15ygpuax9.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3t/3tif1vhfs7ma58fd.jpg"></p><p>Plenty more details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_new_shigeru_ban-designed_aspen_art_museum_to_host_24-hour_public_openin/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p>