Archinect - News 2015-04-27T05:19:27-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/126054273/artist-bedecks-decrepit-bates-motel-in-ghost-white-before-eventual-demolition Artist bedecks decrepit Bates Motel in ghost-white before eventual demolition Justine Testado 2015-04-24T14:34:00-04:00 >2015-04-24T14:55:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oz/ozdba6291tojl21w.jpg" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This project [titled 'Projection'], announced last October, is probably the first time in a long time that the old inn (aka the Sunset Pacific) has gotten so much attention. The Bates&mdash;whose nickname is as much a callback to 'Psycho' as it is to the motel's location near the intersection of Bates and Sunset&mdash;has been vacant for decades, except for the squatters and the occasional, totally fun-looking, likely illegal party</p></em><br /><br /><p>Artist Vincent Lamouroux went all out in covering Silver Lake's Bates Motel in stark white limewash for his piece titled, <em>Projection</em>, which officially opens on April 26. As of now, the derelict landmark will eventually be razed to make room for three mixed-users.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124972879/married-couples-take-on-roomies-to-adapt-to-sky-high-ny-rents Married Couples Take on Roomies to Adapt to Sky-High NY Rents Nicholas Korody 2015-04-10T14:43:00-04:00 >2015-04-11T17:42:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/73/73fhj9y3qn0w6w9m.jpg" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Living with roommates is practically a rite of passage in New York City. It often begins with far too many people sharing too little space and ends with a move into an apartment of one&rsquo;s own, or with that special someone. But with rents reaching new highs, single 20-somethings are not the only ones looking for someone with whom to share the rent. Couples are living with roommates even after they&rsquo;ve tied the knot.</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/124917488/looking-at-all-sides-of-the-pier-55-offshore-park-development Looking at all sides of the Pier 55 offshore park development Justine Testado 2015-04-09T20:47:00-04:00 >2015-04-14T14:23:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zw/zw1bk8goewj055zy.jpg" width="514" height="294" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For fans of the park, the gift from the Diller-von Furstenberg foundation represented more than the revival of Pier 54. It was a statement that Hudson River Park deserved to be in the same league as the city&rsquo;s other signature, showy spaces.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More details -- or opinions, perhaps -- are surfacing for the proposed Pier 55 "culture island", which media mogul Barry Diller commissioned Thomas Heatherwick to design for New York's Hudson River Park.&nbsp;Since the plan was first publicly announced back <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113876375/barry-diller-pledges-130m-for-futuristic-offshore-park-on-the-west-side" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in November</a>, followed by a lease agreement approved <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/12/nyregion/lease-deal-for-pier-55-park-off-hudson-river-is-approved.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in February</a>, plans to make the $130 million development a reality appear to gradually be moving forward.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113876375/barry-diller-pledges-130m-for-futuristic-offshore-park-on-the-west-side" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124217768/detroit-s-p-funk-inspired-mothership-is-ready-to-get-the-party-started Detroit's P. Funk-inspired Mothership is ready to get the party started Justine Testado 2015-03-31T20:24:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T13:32:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3b/3bphae9z441291pg.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Most people would probably be envious of the lucky DJs that got to spin tunes in The Mothership (I know I am). Ann Arbor-based practice <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/75903361/anya-sirota-akoaki" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anya Sirota + AKOAKI</a> looked to legendary funk collective <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P-Funk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">P-Funk</a> and their iconic album <em><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mothership_Connection" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mothership Connection</a></em> to design the swanky modular DJ and broadcast booth for Detroit's North End neighborhood and its local music scene.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xs/xs8dnig2qobrucou.jpg"></p><p>Akoaki created The Mothership to mark the start of the collaborative <a href="http://www.onemile.us/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">O.N.E. Mile</a> initiative, which brings together architects, designers, and artists to revive the public spaces along historic Oakland Avenue for a series of experimental cultural events all year long. The Mothership made its debut during O.N.E. Mile's free (and unprecedented) Mothership Launch event this past October, where 12 honorary members of Parliament-Funkadelic did a special live performance in an empty garage on Oakland Avenue. The mobile unit is still stationed there but has more future public appearances in tow.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nh/nhmcnrf946qmrqzl.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3s/3sp1jr0h95wuzh23.jpg"></p><p>The Mothership is constructed by an aluminu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124124487/ny-exhibitions-reflect-on-latin-american-midcentury-architecture-design NY exhibitions reflect on Latin American midcentury architecture + design Justine Testado 2015-03-30T16:01:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T09:17:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b2/b2s7hgy9bf8n8t5r.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Until the advent of cable television and then the Internet, Latin Americans, creators and consumers alike, were often more aware of trends in Europe and the United States than in nations neighboring theirs: Whatever similarities in style that emerged regionally were largely the result of discrete, parallel responses to the challenges of urbanization, poverty and the need to somehow integrate modernity and tradition.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Midcentury architecture and design from the Latin America region seems to be a trend in recent exhibitions in MoMA, MAD, and Americas Society in New York. New York Times writer Larry Rohter compares and contrasts the exhibitions, which shed light on the all-too-familiar tension of integrating globalized innovation with local traditions and techniques that was present throughout Latin American architecture and design.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123895741/m-laga-unveils-outposts-of-two-high-profile-museums-in-one-week Málaga unveils outposts of two high-profile museums in one week Alexander Walter 2015-03-27T15:00:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T00:04:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rk/rkg655oose47mvrj.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For M&aacute;laga&rsquo;s mayor, Francisco de la Torre, the rebirth of Hotel Miramar is a sign that his &euro;100m gamble on rebranding the city is paying off. During his 15 years in office he has lead an aggressive campaign to turn M&aacute;laga into a place brimming with culture. [...] His campaign reached new heights this week with the opening of the first foreign outposts of two high-profile museums: the Centre Pompidou M&aacute;laga and the M&aacute;laga branch of the St Petersburg State Russian Museum.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120587173/centre-pompidou-to-cover-france-with-pop-ups" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Centre Pompidou to cover France with pop-ups</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123814573/turns-out-the-u-s-has-more-museums-than-the-combined-number-of-starbucks-and-mcdonalds Turns out the U.S. has more museums than the combined number of Starbucks and McDonalds Alexander Walter 2015-03-26T13:27:00-04:00 >2015-03-27T20:35:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rr/rrhqkd5eu4x9v0y4.jpg" width="514" height="375" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There are roughly 11,000 Starbucks locations in the United States, and about 14,000 McDonald's restaurants. But combined, the two chains don't come close to the number of museums in the U.S., which stands at a whopping 35,000. So says the latest data release from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, an independent government agency that&nbsp;tallies&nbsp;the number and type of museums in this country.&nbsp;[...] the 35,000 active museums represent a doubling from the number estimated in the 1990s.</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/122583531/b-ro-ole-scheeren-reveals-design-of-new-guardian-art-center-hybrid-auction-house-in-beijing Büro Ole Scheeren reveals design of new Guardian Art Center hybrid auction house in Beijing Justine Testado 2015-03-10T15:21:00-04:00 >2015-03-15T17:57:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4j/4j81loh1jzbx963p.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Construction is already in progress for the new Guardian Art Center, China's oldest auction house, in Beijing. Designed by B&uuml;ro Ole Scheeren in collaboration with Beijing Institute of Architectural Design and local planning authorities over four years, the Guardian Art Center is an embodiment of its significant historic surroundings that "explicitly pays respect to its context and location" while still functioning as an auction house, Ole Scheeren describes in a statement.&nbsp; In other words, the GAC is yet another structure that reflects the balance between tradition and contemporary, a concept that is growing more prominent as China continues to undergo major urban development.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fg/fg840ifegm3pwu70.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ol/ol2gmbplz1dvqnfg.jpg"></p><p>The GAC is located at an intersection where commerce and culture meet: Wangfujing, Beijing's famous commercial street and Wusi Dajie, where the New Cultural Movement originated following the Qing Dynasty. As a souped-up version of its typology, the hybrid auction house consists of 8 levels above ground and 5 be...</p> 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 >2015-03-05T23:20:36-05:00 <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>