Archinect - News 2015-07-08T00:41:44-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/130505301/u-s-lgbtq-preservation-group-pushes-to-preserve-more-heritage-sites-at-the-national-level U.S. LGBTQ preservation group pushes to preserve more heritage sites at the national level Justine Testado 2015-06-26T20:14:00-04:00 >2015-07-04T23:12:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lr/lr9vix9u2w995r3n.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>'Recently, people were more worried about preserving their jobs, not preserving their history...Now a new generation is aware there was a history that came before them...Not a lot of our history has been preserved. People without a history can be erased.' &mdash; Mark Meinke, co-founder of the Rainbow Heritage Network</p></em><br /><br /><p>History was made today in American civil rights with the <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/26/us-usa-court-gaymarriage-idUSKBN0P61SW20150626" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Supreme Court ruling</a> that legalizes same-sex marriage across all 50 states. The ruling is a major push toward marriage equality in the U.S., but like several historically marginalized communities, one giant obstacle that the LGBTQ community continues to face is cultural preservation and protection, in addition to spreading the awareness of that historical legacy both externally and internally.</p><p>You win some and unfortunately lose some in the unpredictable nature of preserving heritage sites, but proactivity is key. One such group is the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/439557382858786/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rainbow Heritage Network</a>, a developing coalition of over 400 preservationists and gay rights activists who advocate for the protection of LGBTQ heritage sites in the U.S. as one of their primary missions. Reportedly established only this past January, the group is working to gain more traction in their long-term efforts to protect LGBTQ sites on a local, state and federal level.</p><p>For starters, Rain...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129267494/the-princes-of-kings-road-neutra-and-schindler-the-subject-of-a-new-site-specific-play ‘The Princes of Kings Road’: Neutra and Schindler the subject of a new site-specific play Nicholas Korody 2015-06-10T18:47:00-04:00 >2015-06-16T21:11:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0m/0mifvy5rd291stts.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Next September, the historic&nbsp;<a href="http://www.neutra.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neutra Institute and Museum</a>&nbsp;in Silverlake will host a new play by&nbsp;Tom Lazarus entitled &lsquo;The Princes of Kings Road.&rsquo; Based on a true events, the production imagines a reunion between the two iconic figures of LA modernism, Rudolf Schindler and Richard Neutra.</p><p>The architects have a storied history, which was recounted in a <a href="http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/1999/04/neutra-schindler-california-architect-feud" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vanity Fair article</a> from 1999. After building his West Hollywood home (now the <a href="http://makcenter.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAK Center</a>), Schindler and his partner invited Neutra and his wife to live with them. The house was originally intended as a communal living space for two couples, with open-air "sleeping baskets" rather than bedrooms. But after five years of&nbsp;cohabitation&nbsp;and professional partnership &nbsp;&ndash; the two architects collaborated on an entry for the&nbsp;the League of Nations palace in Geneva&nbsp;&ndash; their relationship turned sour, transforming into a bitter rivalry.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/76/76il07vd0s3u558k.jpg"></p><p>Lazarus' play imagines Schindler and Neutra reunited in a room at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital (now the bright blue Scien...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127807528/oma-designed-chinese-pavilion-now-open-at-2015-venice-art-biennale OMA-designed Chinese Pavilion now open at 2015 Venice Art Biennale Justine Testado 2015-05-23T01:31:00-04:00 >2015-05-26T21:10:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n7/n7za0b1guwwn3px2.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>OMA returns to Venice once again in the debut of the Chinese Pavilion they designed for the 2015 International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, "All the World's Futures", which opened to the public on May 9. Commissioned by the Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation, the multimedia exhibition balances aspects of traditional Chinese culture and society with the works of various contemporary artists and designers all under the theme, "Other Future."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8s/8sunhytc3bmxfk00.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/44/44dpl3gjdzxb7sia.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ge/gerogi3ip2jroeh4.jpg"></p><p>The exhibition features work by notable Chinese creatives like classical composer Tan Dun, Liu Jiakun of Jiakun Architects, artist Lu Yang, filmmaker Wu Wenguang / Caochangdi Work Station, and Wen Hui / Living Dance Studio. The artworks are positioned against a backdrop of digital projections so as to connect the interior and exterior works.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7w/7wvyszdshnu174f4.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fo/fo0nwk9a1irj2rin.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ni/niek2i57d17vkt7f.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1c/1cltdd178ywjro9x.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dq/dqriwnv8otxys7sc.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ok/ok7kt76temaq6uxx.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tv/tvqjrxj1t6x3l0g2.jpg"><br><em>All images Copyright OMA</em>.</p><p>OMA Asia designed "Other Future" in collaboration with curatorial advisor Kayoko Ota, who was in charge of the Japanese Pavilion at the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/453301/2014-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 Venice Architecture Biennale</a>. Dong...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127650629/growing-up-in-case-study-house-22-the-stahl-house Growing up in Case Study House #22: The Stahl House Justine Testado 2015-05-20T18:38:00-04:00 >2015-05-26T20:44:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/od/odwy4n9rnr9m2xm9.jpg" width="514" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[The Stahl House] may be more famous for its breathtaking view of the Sunset Strip, its immaculate midcentury design, and its oft-photographed pool, which is perched on the edge of a cliff, but I love it for another reason, too: It&rsquo;s living history. [...] The city around the Stahl House has changed, but the house itself has not. &mdash; Alison Martino</p></em><br /><br /><p>Writer Alison Martino interviews Bruce and Shari, two of Clarence and Carlotta Stahl's three kids, on their experiences growing up in The Stahl House a.k.a. Case Study House #22.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126901864/challenging-the-space-age-manifest-destiny-narrative-as-elon-musk-vies-to-move-humans-to-mars Challenging the space-age Manifest Destiny narrative, as Elon Musk vies to move humans to Mars Justine Testado 2015-05-08T12:26:00-04:00 >2015-05-08T19:50:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7m/7mzqw4s1enrx45ay.jpg" width="514" height="424" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s a myth almost universally believed, that sits at the core of liberal technocratic thought, and has been embedded in practically every other work of speculative fiction for the last half century. You can sum it up like this: 'When we go into space, we will all magically become nice.'...It&rsquo;s early days, but if we really want to create a progressive new world then issues like these should be at the hearts of our efforts from the very start.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The longtime space-age Manifest Destiny of humans inhabiting Mars and <a href="http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/urban-scientist/2015/03/26/when-discussing-humanitys-next-move-to-space-the-language-we-use-matters/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the prominently white, European male perspective that narrative perpetually emphasizes</a> has become a bubbling multi-faceted discussion among science bloggers as Elon Musk's staunch ambitions to ultimately turn humans into a <a href="http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2015/04/16/elon_musk_and_mars_spacex_ceo_and_our_multi_planet_species.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"multiplanet species"</a> continue to develop. Stemming from that discussion, writer Martin Robbins of The Guardian contemplates whether or not humanity's eventual future on Mars can exist without the earthly issues of sexism and racism.</p><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105791849/musk-will-build-spacex-launchpad-in-texas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Musk will build SpaceX launchpad in Texas</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126537113/the-proliferation-of-the-western-quest-for-exotic-adventures-has-led-to-a-new-form-of-educational-colonialism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The proliferation of the Western quest for exotic adventures has led to a new form of educational colonialism'</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/8311143/plan-of-the-city-skyscrapers-on-mars" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Plan Of The City - Skyscrapers on Mars</a>&nbsp;</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/126714152/when-the-pressure-is-on-dedicated-architecture-students-show-how-to-power-nap-like-a-pro When the pressure is on, dedicated architecture students show how to power nap like a pro Justine Testado 2015-05-04T14:48:00-04:00 >2015-05-08T06:35:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p5/p524td3vpx47ps7c.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With final crits creeping up for many architecture students, there's no doubt that the agenda includes sleepless nights in the studio and personal health becomes second priority. Sad but true. In recent years, some students turned to social media sites like Tumblr to post snapshots of their peers seizing the chance to catch up on some ZZZs -- whether as a way to share their woes with fellow architecture students, poke a little fun at their friends, to procrastinate, or maybe even as a cry for help. The widespread social-media trend is nothing new (neither is sleep deprivation among aspiring architects), but what it reflects of architectural education and studio culture is certainly still <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126539522/aias-launches-survey-to-reassess-studio-culture-s-broken-status-quo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">up for debate</a>.</p><p>As anyone who has gone through architecture school may already know, the studio provides plenty of room&nbsp;&mdash; and materials&nbsp;&mdash; to get <em>some</em> form of shut-eye while working on big presentations:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7a/7acglu0ho13sbk8n.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q3/q33wiginj3gx9wln.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2t/2trrgofjlr37e9em.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/15/15vf3jorex2hlj31.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/or/oro03j5tsh2wgcpf.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rj/rjd0bx9acxw5tqpx.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/91/91j0oaf4dbn2480a.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sz/sz3xt1otxnp7lz5q.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yw/ywkyfb3aog65popt.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ah/ahhwbqq43ugrs0e4.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jj/jj5i4wbczmoulamp.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/24/24k4qc2jsahj5b3b.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5o/5o6x4uv6ee4gkd7q.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n7/n77jmyxzry41e4bv.jpg"></p><p>To any students going through this at the moment: Hang in there.</p><p>More photos <a href="http://realstarchitectssleeparound.tumblr.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>, <a href="http://gsappsleep.tumblr.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>, and <a href="http://architectssleepinginstudio.tumblr.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Rel...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126377080/old-royal-naval-college-aims-to-restore-40-000-sq-ft-of-its-painted-hall-plan-to-be-unveiled-in-nyc-next-month Old Royal Naval College aims to restore 40,000 sq.ft of its Painted Hall, plan to be unveiled in NYC next month Justine Testado 2015-04-28T19:44:00-04:00 >2015-04-29T19:03:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zq/zqkjkv1orzi61smp.jpg" width="514" height="799" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Arts patrons continue to support the restoration of the Painted Hall at the Christopher Wren-designed <a href="http://www.ornc.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Old Royal Naval College</a> at the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site in Greenwich, London. Over the next three years, the ORNC's three-stage conservation project would clean and restore the remaining 3,700 sq.m. (approx. 40,000 sq.ft) of the Painted Hall, sometimes dubbed "the Sistine Chapel of the U.K." The first phase restored 560 sq.m. of paintings in the Upper Hall back in 2013. The second phase focuses on the Lower Hall, the Vestibule, and the semi-underground King William Undercroft directly beneath the Painted Hall.</p><p>Housed inside King William Court, the Painted Hall was originally built as a dining hall for British naval veterans who lived at the Royal Hospital for Seamen. Once the hall was built, English painter James Thornhill began his 19-year endeavor of painting the interior from 1708 to 1727. As instructed, Thornhill's paintings largely pay tribute to the British Navy a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126299129/frank-gehry-to-design-stage-set-for-berlin-state-opera Frank Gehry to design stage set for Berlin State Opera Alexander Walter 2015-04-27T18:34:00-04:00 >2015-05-04T21:00:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qx/qxn18jui31gkyv6w.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Frank Gehry will be the stage designer of a new production of the Christoph Gluck opera "Orfeo ed Euridice" for Berlin's Staatsoper, the company announced on Monday in unveiling its 2015-2016 season. [...] Gehry, one of the world's foremost architects, has engaged in arts projects in the past [...] designed a set for a concert staging of Mozart's "Don Giovanni" in Los Angeles in 2003.</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/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 >2015-04-28T21:57:04-04:00 <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>