Archinect - News 2014-10-22T22:36:55-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/111338785/steven-holl-receives-praemium-imperiale-international-arts-medal-for-architecture Steven Holl receives Praemium Imperiale International Arts medal for architecture Justine Testado 2014-10-15T14:49:00-04:00 >2014-10-21T23:11:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/op/op95mmkad0gzw0u1.jpg" width="514" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Acclaimed architect Steven Holl received the Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award medal for architecture in a ceremony in Tokyo today. Japan's Prince Hitachi, honorary patron of the Japan Art Association, formally presented the awards to each of the 2014 laureates. Created in 1988, the prestigious Praemium Imperiale recognizes lifetime achievement in the arts in categories that aren't covered by the Nobel Prize.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The 2014 laureates also include: South African playwright<strong> Athol Fugard</strong>, Estonian composer <strong>Arvo&nbsp;P&auml;rt</strong>, French painter Martial Raysse, and Italian sculptor <strong>Giuseppe Penone.&nbsp;</strong>The 2014 Grant for Young Artists (5 million yen, or US$50,000) was given to the <strong>Zinsou Foundation</strong> in Benin, West Africa.&nbsp;</p><p>Each recipient was presented with a specially designed&nbsp;gold medal, a testimonial letter from Prince Hitachi, and a cash prize of 15 milion yen (approx. US$150,000).</p><p>More details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/steven_holl_receives_praemium_imperiale_international_arts_medal_for_archit/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104964607/slums-siza-and-squatting-icymi-weekly-news-round-up-for-july-21-2014 Slums, Siza and squatting: ICYMI Weekly News Round-Up for July 21, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-28T14:45:00-04:00 >2014-07-29T18:47:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rz/rzfh9e19cqv22sx9.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In Case You Missed It, a look back at the major happenings from last week's News.</p><p><strong>Friday, July 25</strong></p><ul><li><a title="Families Removed From 'Tower of David' Skyscraper Slum" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105014387/families-removed-from-tower-of-david-skyscraper-slum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Families Removed From 'Tower of David' Skyscraper Slum</a>: Venezuelans initially began living in the abandoned office towers in 2007, due to the country's burgeoning financial crisis. They are now being evicted by Caracas city officials, citing safety concerns in the 45-floor building.</li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105016010/row-over-olympic-cauldron-design-settled-out-of-court" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Row over Olympic cauldron design settled out of court</a>: Olympic officials settled with designers from <a href="http://atopiainnovation.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atopia</a>, who claimed the cauldron design relied heavily on their ideas without citation. While Atopia's influence has been recognized, design of the cauldron is still credited to <a href="http://www.heatherwick.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Heatherwick</a>.</p></li></ul><p><strong>Thursday, July 24</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104955739/lvaro-siza-donates-his-architectural-archives-to-institutions-in-portugal-and-canada" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&Aacute;lvaro Siza donates his architectural archives to institutions in Portugal and Canada</a>:&nbsp;The archive will be divided up between the Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montreal), the <a href="http://www.gulbenkian.pt/Institucional/en/Homepage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Funda&ccedil;&atilde;o Gulbenkian</a> in Lisbon and the <a href="http://www.serralves.pt/en/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Funda&ccedil;&atilde;o de Serralves</a> in Porto.</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104938794/can-a-frank-gehry-design-help-change-the-dynamic-of-watts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Can a Frank Gehry design help change the dynamic of Wat...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/104322606/steven-holl-wins-2014-praemium-imperiale-international-arts-award-for-architecture Steven Holl wins 2014 Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award for architecture Justine Testado 2014-07-16T13:29:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T15:52:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eo/eom0rlqi1xjx69p5.jpg" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Steven Holl has been announced as one of six 2014 laureates of the prestigious <a href="http://www.praemiumimperiale.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award</a>. Bestowed by the Japan Art Association, the annual award is one of the highest international prizes for architecture, painting, sculpture, music, and theatre/film.&nbsp;</p><p>It was established in 1988 to celebrate&nbsp;Japan Art Association's 100th anniversary and to honor the late Prince Takamatsu, who was a patron of the association for 58 years and had faithful commitment to the arts.</p><p>The Praemium Imperiale recognizes lifetime achievement in the arts in categories that aren't covered by the Nobel Prize, and comes with a cash prize of 15 milion yen (approx. US$150,000).</p><p>The 2014 laureates also include: South African playwright<strong> Athol Fugard</strong>, Estonian composer <strong>Arvo&nbsp;P&auml;rt</strong>, French painter Martial Raysse, and Italian sculptor <strong>Giuseppe Penone.&nbsp;</strong>The 2014 Grant for Young Artists (5 million yen, or US$50,000) will be given to the <strong>Zinsou Foundation</strong> in Benin, West Africa.&nbsp;</p><p>Winners will form...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97637684/living-up-to-a-charles-rennie-mackintosh-classic Living up to a Charles Rennie Mackintosh classic Archinect 2014-04-09T12:00:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T19:25:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a6/a6a3ef7f8daa6b02b43a4c121c636d75.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designed by US architect Steven Holl, the new &pound;30m building - which is part of a &pound;50m project - replaces a 1970s concrete tower block. It will bring the departments of design together under one roof, along with a new lecture theatre, workshops, canteen and staff offices. Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a 28-year-old junior draughtsman at a Glasgow architecture firm when he drew up the designs for the building that many consider his masterpiece.</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/95409267/steven-holl-architects-presents-two-new-films-with-spirit-of-space-on-the-sifang-art-museum Steven Holl Architects presents two new films with Spirit of Space on the Sifang Art Museum Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-03-11T15:39:00-04:00 >2014-03-17T20:15:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fq/fq9dlggsz20t3mq3.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Perhaps you remember <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/80010418/spirit-of-space-presents-art-in-the-city-a-short-film-honoring-chicago-s-public-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spirit of Space's <em>Art in the City</em> film</a> from back in summer of 2013, meditating on the interplay between city life and public art in Chicago. More recently, the architectural film-making creative agency produced two short films showcasing <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85914123/sifang-art-museum-designed-by-22-architects-including-wang-shu-sanaa-adjaye-holl-opens-its-first-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl's work for the Sifang Art Museum in Nanjing, China</a>. SOS has previously worked with Steven Holl on five film pieces, featuring his work in both China and the U.S.</p><p>The films follow SOS's tried-and-true style -- one with Holl explaining to the camera his design choices, interspersed with languishing shots of the now-open museum:</p><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/88662960" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sifang Art Museum: A Conversation with Steve Holl</a></p><p>...and a second, more contemplative film that in turn dwells on the architecture itself:</p><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/88664984" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sifang Art Museum</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/80464486/sifang-art-museum Sifang Art Museum Archinect 2013-08-27T17:50:00-04:00 >2013-09-03T18:47:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cd/cde75c34e3427e651aa69d5e21b49fb5.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hard by the Yangtze River, ten miles from Nanjing, a giant, glowing hollowed-out trapezoid hovers above the trees. The otherworldly Sifang Art Museum, designed by the American architect Steven Holl, [...] an edgy sign of the ancient city&rsquo;s rapid modernization.</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/79076236/special-documentary-giveaway-20-discount-from-michael-blackwood-productions Special documentary giveaway + 20% discount from Michael Blackwood Productions Sponsor 2013-08-13T11:09:00-04:00 >2013-10-16T19:50:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6p/6pjxno0gfaysihp4.jpg" width="445" height="720" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Hey Archinectors! We're having another exciting giveaway, this time from <a href="http://www.michaelblackwoodproductions.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Blackwood Productions</a>, who is also giving a summer discount of 20% + free shipping for both institutional and individual clients until September 30.</p> <p> <em>To enter, simply fill out t<a href="http://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFB2R09IeG9mU1RKR0ZmNmhrVWVOTVE6MA#gid=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">his survey</a> by 11:59 PM Friday, August 30, 2013. Winners will be selected at random.</em></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7t/7taw0ldu77sny44k.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Michael Blackwood Productions is an independent film company founded in 1966 that has produced over 150 documentaries in the arts. They artfully document the creative individuals behind current innovations in dance, art, music, and of course architecture. Their films appear on international public TV and have become a valuable resource for educational and cultural institutions worldwide.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n2/n2z73ycg0hsp93fu.jpg" title=""></p> <p> In 1983, the company added architecture to their repertoire with "Beyond Utopia", a much-appreciated title in public TV and screenings in educational institutions. To date, they have released 44 films -- both monographs and surveys -- on architects an...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/77461530/steven-holl-architects-presents-two-films-on-the-campbell-sports-center-at-columbia-university Steven Holl Architects presents two films on the Campbell Sports Center at Columbia University Archinect 2013-07-19T19:51:00-04:00 >2013-07-22T17:50:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1y/1yq2xltu07hvln4r.jpg" width="514" height="258" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A Conversation with Steven Holl and Chris McVoy presents Steven Holl and senior partner Chris McVoy on site at Columbia University&rsquo;s Baker Athletics Complex as they explain the design concept for the new Campbell Sports Center. The film Campbell Sports Center explores the project in its urban context, on the corner of West 218th street and Broadway, and as part of Columbia University&rsquo;s northern campus.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>Steven Holl Architects in collaboration with Spirit of Space has created two short films on the Campbell Sports Center at Columbia University, completed in March 2013 in New York.</strong></p> <p> A Conversation with Steven Holl and Chris McVoy presents Steven Holl and senior partner Chris McVoy on site at Columbia University&rsquo;s Baker Athletics Complex as they explain the design concept for the new Campbell Sports Center. The film Campbell Sports Center explores the project in its urban context, on the corner of West 218th street and Broadway, and as part of Columbia University&rsquo;s northern campus.</p> <p> On the northernmost edge of Manhattan, where Broadway crosses with Tenth Avenue and the elevated tracks of the 1 subway line, the Campbell Sports Center forms a new gateway to the Baker Athletics Complex, the primary athletics facility for Columbia University's outdoor sports program. The first new athletics building to be constructed on Columbia University's campus since the Marcellus Hartley Dodge Ph...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/67995171/steven-holl-architects-presents-two-short-films-on-the-sliced-porosity-block Steven Holl Architects presents two short films on the Sliced Porosity Block Archinect 2013-02-20T17:51:00-05:00 >2013-03-05T11:40:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wg/wg88msw0g8qprugj.jpg" width="514" height="218" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Steven Holl Architects in collaboration with <a href="http://spiritofspace.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spirit of Space</a> has created two short films on the Sliced Porosity Block - CapitaLand Raffles City, completed in November 2012 in Chengdu, China.</p> <p> Filmed in November 2012, A Conversation with Steven Holl presents Steven Holl on site as he explains the design concept. The film Sliced Porosity Block explores the project in its urban context and as a public space in the city of Chengdu.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qb/qbmpo7xzgd0lrvp4.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>Still from "Sliced Porosity Block"</em></p> <p> In the center of Chengdu, at the intersection of the first Ring Road and Ren Ming Nam Road, the Sliced Porosity Block forms large public plazas with a hybrid of different functions. Creating a metropolitan public space instead of object-icon skyscrapers, this three million sq ft. project takes its shape from the distribution of natural light. The required minimum sunlight exposures to the surrounding urban fabric prescribe geometric angles that slice the exoskeletal concrete frame of the structure. The building str...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/66514511/the-jfk-center-for-the-performing-arts-announces-an-expansion-project-to-be-designed-by-steven-holl-architects The JFK Center for the Performing Arts announces an expansion project to be designed by Steven Holl Architects Archinect 2013-01-29T18:51:00-05:00 >2013-02-04T20:12:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bd/bdf45ff65d177ddae7a8b984b40f4281.jpg" width="514" height="281" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Steven Holl Architects was unanimously selected by the Kennedy Center board of trustees to design the project. Mr. Holl remarked, "It is a great honor to design the extension to the Kennedy Center, a 'Living Memorial.' In that spirit ours is part of a vital architecture, providing much needed rehearsal space, and classrooms with natural light and ventilation."</p></em><br /><br /><p> More about this project can be found at <a href="http://www.kennedy-center.org/explorer/interactives/expansion/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Kennedy Center website</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/61798506/a-skyline-all-their-own A skyline all their own Alexander Walter 2012-11-20T17:01:00-05:00 >2012-11-21T11:16:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8f/8f46091ddf61470136e051a35db56f49.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new breed of Chinese architects like Li Hu seeks inspiration from inside themselves. [...] Conventional wisdom says that "futuristic", modern and massive architecture is making Beijing into an international metropolis. However, Chinese architect Li Hu says the capital city needs architects who have their own attitudes.</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/39670405/six-stellar-firms-tapped-for-cornell-s-nyc-tech-campus Six Stellar Firms Tapped for Cornell's NYC Tech Campus HotSoup 2012-02-28T18:12:00-05:00 >2012-02-28T18:14:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y1/y133loxyp9y8sn3z.jpg" width="514" height="301" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The innovation offered by a new tech campus on Roosevelt Island is not limited to New York&rsquo;s technology sector but the design one, as well. Almost every bid had soaring renderings and flashy flythroughs, most notably the winning entry from Cornell. Now the upstate university has announced six of the world&rsquo;s top firms, including a few local favorites, are in the running to design the new tech campus.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Making the shortlist are SOM, OMA, Morphosis, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Steven Holl and the dark horse Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, which maybe makes sense if they're looking to mind Apple engineers.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/36686966/mfah-hires-steven-holl-architects-to-design-expansion MFAH hires Steven Holl Architects to design expansion Archinect 2012-02-02T16:36:00-05:00 >2012-10-15T14:49:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3y/3y8kfmwhxe3wqei9.jpg" width="514" height="466" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The board's long-range planning committee chose Holl, based in New York City and Beijing, after reviewing site-specific concepts from three internationally known architecture firms, including Sn&oslash;hetta and Morphosis, according to a statement from board chair Cornelia Long.</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/30339417/aia-awards-highest-honors-to-steven-holl-and-vjaa AIA Awards Highest Honors to Steven Holl and VJAA Alexander Walter 2011-12-09T14:32:00-05:00 >2012-10-15T14:43:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yp/ypdubv8rgx126det.jpg" width="514" height="255" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Board of Directors of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) voted yesterday to award the 2012 AIA Gold Medal, considered to be the profession's highest honor that an individual can receive, to Steven Holl, FAIA. [...] The 2012 AIA Architecture Firm Award, the highest honor the AIA bestows on an architecture firm, went to VJAA, the Minneapolis-based firm, noted for its consistently rigorous approach to research-driven form-making.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The 2012 recipient of the Whitney M. Young Jr. Award is Mortimer Marshall, Jr., FAIA, and the AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education was given to Canadian architect George Baird, Intl. Assoc. AIA.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/19523265/steven-holl-s-sliced-porosity-block-tops-off-in-chengdu-china Steven Holl’s Sliced Porosity Block Tops Off in Chengdu, China DianePham 2011-09-06T18:08:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T14:43:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7i/7i0ce7v7u4ridvxk.jpg" width="514" height="395" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Steven Holl Architects&rsquo; gigantic Sliced Porosity Block just topped out in Chengdu, China, inserting its striking neo-cavern profile into the urban grid. The large-scale, LEED Gold project is a pedestrian friendly gathering space which, while immense in size, attempts to reduce its bulk with large openings to provide code-mandated natural light to the surrounding neighborhood.</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/13944501/sifang-art-museum-gets-a-web-presence Sifang Art Museum gets a web presence Paul Petrunia 2011-07-19T17:20:00-04:00 >2013-08-27T18:24:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ks/ks4moqhv2wei8iz8.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Steven Holl's Sifang Art Museum will be opening in Nanjing, China, in November of this year. In the mean time they have launched a pretty site with some nice alternating photographs of the building. <a href="http://www.sifangartmuseum.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check it out</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/11391146/steven-holl-s-cit-de-l-oc-an-et-du-surf-museum-now-open-in-biarritz Steven Holl’s Cité de l’Océan et du Surf Museum Now Open in Biarritz! DianePham 2011-06-27T13:30:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T14:44:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/67/67b8dcmrb3fswct1.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Opened just this past weekend was Steven Holl's highly anticipated Cit&eacute; de l&rsquo;Oc&eacute;an et du Surf, a museum dedicated to surf, the ocean and their roles upon our leisure, science, and ecology. Located in Biarritz, France, a hot spot for surfers and ocean lovers, the museum is like a temple to worship the surf gods with its open air plaza surrounded by rock waves.</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/8321960/steven-holl-architects-selected-to-design-new-institute-for-contemporary-art-at-virginia-commonwealth-university Steven Holl Architects Selected to Design New Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University Paul Petrunia 2011-05-31T20:51:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T14:45:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rm/rmqactuy51u2u52o.jpg" width="514" height="295" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Steven Holl Architects in collaboration with BCWH Architects has won the commission for the new Institute for Contemporary Art for Virginia Commonwealth University. The building will create a new forum for the arts on campus and forge new connections to the arts community of the region.</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/8315955/three-firms-selected-for-museum-of-fine-arts-houston-expansion Three Firms Selected for Museum of Fine Arts Houston Expansion Alexander Walter 2011-05-31T19:34:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T12:01:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1b/1buigvi24meo0v54.jpg" width="514" height="391" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Museum of Fine Arts Houston has selected three architecture firms&mdash;Morphosis, Sn&oslash;hetta and Steven Holl Architects&mdash;to submit conceptual design proposals for an expanded MFAH. The project entails the construction of a building intended primarily for post-1900 art, a parking garage and the integration of surrounding MFAH buildings and public spaces.</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/8287062/plans-to-fulfill-marzio-dream-of-arts-facility-progress Plans to fulfill Marzio dream of arts facility progress Archinect 2011-05-31T13:40:13-04:00 >2011-05-31T13:45:25-04:00 <em><p>Just six months after the death of its longtime director, Peter C. Marzio, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston has chosen three architects to submit designs for the new building he envisioned and hired a firm to search for his successor. Selected from an international list of 10 candidates, the firms are Morphosis, Sn&oslash;hetta and Steven Holl Architects. Each will develop a concept for a building to house post-1900 art as well as a parking garage.</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/7128841/cit-du-surf-et-de-l-oc-an-by-steven-holl Cité du Surf et de l’Océan by Steven Holl adelz 2011-05-21T12:21:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T14:45:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wp/wps9ajteozymql06.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/9925/building-of-the-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Building of the Day</a> series is brought to you by our friends at <a href="http://OpenBuildings.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OpenBuildings.com</a>, the web's most comprehensive directory of buildings.</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://files.archinect.com/images/650x/ht/ht5hjkk998bclxw6.jpg"></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> 'Cit&eacute; de l'oc&eacute;an et du surf', a project in Biarritz, France by Steven Holl, and Brazilian artist Solange Fabi&atilde;o, opens in june 2011. The museum intends to raise awareness of oceanic issues and scientific aspects of the surf and sea. The design revolves around a central plaza that Steven Holl describes as 'open to sky and sea, the horizon in the distance.'</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://files.archinect.com/images/650x/3f/3ffhcsk76hfhpxlc.jpg"></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> A concave "under the sky" shape creates a central gathering plaza, open to sky and sea, with the horizon in the distance. The convex structural ceiling forms the "under the sea" exhibition spaces. This concept generates a unique profile and form for the building, and through its insertion and efficient site utilization, the project integrates seamlessly into the surrounding landscape.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://files.archinect.com/images/650x/gb/gb8iswxk665hm9th.jpg"></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Shaped like a giant wave, the museum is composed of delicate gl...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/6587067/steven-holl-architects-unveils-design-for-bogot-colombia-building Steven Holl Architects Unveils Design for Bogotá, Colombia Building Paul Petrunia 2011-05-16T19:33:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T14:46:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ld/ldelguqc3ljsfbaj.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Steven Holl Architects has just unveiled its preliminary concept design for a new Doctorate&rsquo;s Building for the Schools of Law and Economic Sciences at the National University of Colombia in Bogot&aacute;. Holl and his partner, Chris McVoy (with whom he is collaborating on the project), say the 70,000-square-foot, two-story building is intended to re-energize the original campus master plan and encourage social connections.</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/5983035/from-the-school-blogs-21-18-critics-10-projects-2-dyson-air-multipliers-115-avery From the School Blogs: #21: 18 critics, 10 projects, 2 dyson air multipliers, 115 avery Paul Petrunia 2011-05-11T13:43:47-04:00 >2011-05-11T14:00:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/79/79e9ad987a7e337bd1841fe29330a3be.jpg" width="400" height="187" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Place: Living Room Studio Time: 12:18 PM Photos from the final!</p></em><br /><br /><p> Anthony shares with us photos from the final reviews at Columbia. Star-studded cast!</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/3448522/steven-holl-completes-green-roofed-nanjing-museum-of-art-architecture Steven Holl Completes Green-Roofed Nanjing Museum of Art & Architecture MikeChino 2011-04-19T13:17:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T14:46:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hm/hmcqx7z7ere8kql7.jpg" width="514" height="388" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Steven Holl just completed construction on his much anticipated Museum of Art &amp; Architecture in Nanjing. The museum celebrates Chinese art and architecture and is based on the Chinese theory of 'parallel perspectives' -- it explores shifting viewpoints and layers in space, while taking advantage atmospheric mists and surrounding water. Green design, recycled materials and energy-efficient geothermal heating and cooling play a large role in the museum's design.</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/2530190/city-of-sound-visits-linked-hybrid-by-steven-holl-architects City of Sound visits Linked Hybrid by Steven Holl Architects Nam Henderson 2011-04-11T13:15:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T14:46:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kd/kd3oburch65db26q.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Linked Hybrid is designed with the clear intent of carving public space out of "monofunctional" private housing &mdash; and formally constructed in porous fashion to signal and direct this &mdash; yet the social and cultural patterns which overlay, occupy and appropriate the built form deny this idea entirely. This is most obvious in the form of gun-toting guards; more subtle again in the expensive furniture shops that dominate the ground-plane.</p></em><br /><br /><p> After visiting Holl's super-structure Hill was struck by the difference between the intended urban porosity in terms the architectural design and the reality of the tension between public/private development in contemporary Beijing.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/1082300/mackintosh-s-best-friend-or-worst-foe Mackintosh’s best friend ...or worst foe? Paul Petrunia 2011-03-28T23:07:40-04:00 >2011-04-05T13:18:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/62/62dc9b93e369553b9b3bd0d192d28bee.jpg" width="300" height="200" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Holl&rsquo;s relationship with Mackintosh is about to get more intense. Last week, Glasgow City Council granted planning permission for the &pound;50 million GSA building Holl designed to be built across Renfrew Street from the Mackintosh Building.</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/105075/review-the-best-lecture-times-by-steven-holl-and-bjarke-ingels Review: The Best Lecture Times by Steven Holl and Bjarke Ingels Orhan Ayyüce 2011-03-10T12:56:00-05:00 >2012-12-22T17:58:56-05:00 <p> <em>Lovedog bites the Pragmatic Utopia: "AMBIGUITY" and</em></p> <p> <em>"HEDONISTIC SUSTAINABILITY" with white on black slogan slides as presented. Superficial review of Steven Holl and Bjarke Ingels lectures in Los Angeles.</em><br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5296/5510376601_510dd1d0b8_z.jpg"><br><br> "AMBIGUITY" by Steven Holl<br><br> Date and place:<br> 3/2/2011, SCI Arc, Los Angeles<br><br> Main Material:<br> Lecture built around meaning of "ambiguity" in the works of the architect. Large scale mixed use projects in China.<br> Queens Library in New York, museums, watercolor drawings, concept diagrams, architect's own photos of finished projects with construction slides. Show and tell format. Reading from a text.<br><br> Crowd:<br> Students, 30 and 40 somethings, older ladies and gentlemen, in all equal amounts.<br><br> Sense of Humor:<br> Negligible, except audience laughed in an on the know moment when Holl showed a picture of himself with Thom Mayne wearing hard hats touring Holl's construction site in China.<br><br> Relevancy to what's going on (based on global poverty ranking in relation to his clients):<br> None...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/71852/steven-holl-architects-to-build-a-sliced-porosity-block-in-chengdu-china Steven Holl Architects To Build A 'Sliced Porosity Block' In Chengdu, China Paul Petrunia 2008-02-25T14:49:00-05:00 >2012-05-07T15:18:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o8/o89mkh3ghq7oyds2.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Steven Holl Architects (SHA) has recently been commissioned by CapitaLand China, to realize, a large mixed-use complex in Chengdu, China. Scheduled to open in late 2010, this &ldquo;giant chunk of a metropolis&rdquo; houses a hybrid complex of generous public spaces flanked by five towers with offices, serviced apartments, retail, a hotel, cafes, and restaurants. The 105,000 square feet site is developed to maximize public open space and to stimulate micro-urbanism....</p> <p> <img alt="image" name="image" src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_022508_114758.jpg"><br><br> The &lsquo;Sliced Porosity Block&rsquo; will be located just south of the intersection of the First Ring Road and Ren Min Nan Road. Its sun sliced geometry results from minimum daylight exposures to the surrounding urban fabric prescribed by code. Porous and inviting from every side, five vertical entrances cut through a layer of micro-urban shopping before leading to the elevated public &lsquo;Three Valley&rsquo; plaza. A great urban terrace on the scale of Rockefeller Center, this multi-level plaza in the center of the complex is sculpted by sto...</p>