Archinect - News 2016-08-30T01:09:48-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149958848/a-bridge-57-years-in-the-making-designed-by-steven-holl A bridge 57 years in the making, designed by Steven Holl Julia Ingalls 2016-07-20T13:32:00-04:00 >2016-08-29T07:57:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4j/4j98uy6bj2pkz7m6.jpg" width="514" height="362" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In 1959,&nbsp;Edward Durell Stone had envisioned a pedestrian walkway connecting his unbuilt design for the Kennedy Center to the Potomac River, but it was not until this year that <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1405/steven-holl-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl Architects</a> gained approval for the bridge, which is part of the firm's larger expansion design for the center. The bridge will not only provide a tangible connection between the facility and the landscape, but allow opportunities to visit a cafe and view outdoor art events, including an exterior wall which will double as a site for broadcasts and simulcast performances.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j1/j1ycglyg9rq2vnta.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;This is a joyful moment for a public space which will be shared and enjoyed by many in the future,&rdquo; said Steven Holl in a press release. &ldquo;After thoughtful review by these regulatory agencies, we have achieved complete approval for our Kennedy Center Expansion project and its public access to the Potomac Riverfront.&rdquo;</p><p><strong>Want to work at <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1405/steven-holl-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl Architects</a>? They're currently hiring a&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149957610/senior-architect-8-years-of-experience" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Senior Architect: 8 years of experience</a> for their B...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944687/steven-holl-designs-concave-response-lighting-for-new-visual-arts-building Steven Holl designs "concave response" lighting for new visual arts building Julia Ingalls 2016-05-11T13:01:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T22:06:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wy/wylpligimsyx7ens.jpg" width="514" height="293" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>"We don't&nbsp;have&nbsp;a&nbsp;single&nbsp;'style,'" <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/140953853/a-dance-for-architecture-a-conversation-with-steven-holl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl</a> explained in reference to his firm's new four level, 35,000 square foot Visual Arts Building commissioned for the <a href="http://archinect.com/fandm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Franklin &amp; Marshall College</a>. "We always try to shape a unique&nbsp;experience, and our approach is the same with this project. We look to create something of this place, to inspire future students."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7g/7gfv9zosmnr1flu9.jpg"></p><p>Influenced heavily by the numerous hundred-year-old-plus trees that occupy the&nbsp;site, the Visual Arts Building is conceived as rising like a kite into the arboreal canopy and features a glass-enclosed forum on the ground floor that allows a clear view from the building's campus side of Buchanan Park.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tt/tt85rithlj88vhuc.jpg"></p><p>A variety of faculty and advanced student studios, as well as a lecture hall/film screening auditorium and dedicated film labs, will compliment the project's classroom space.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kx/kxtlxnga6dqa2kff.jpg"></p><p>In addition to geothermal heating and cooling, the project features an inventive, noteworthy take on lighting. In this case, the "building&rsquo;s light profile is a concave r...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149938962/steven-holl-working-on-master-plan-study-for-williams-college Steven Holl working on master plan study for Williams College Julia Ingalls 2016-04-07T14:08:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T14:29:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6q/6qce2jkj3e0sxc57.jpg" width="514" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Who better to master plan the campus of the&nbsp;The Williams College Department of Art and Museum of Art than <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/140953853/a-dance-for-architecture-a-conversation-with-steven-holl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">daily watercolorist</a> (and architect) <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1405/steven-holl-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl</a>? In addition to expanding <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/21002913/williams-college" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">William College</a>'s art presence in the region, the study's goals include shaping the campus space to connect interior to exterior as well as making "architecture in complementary relation to the picturesque campus" according to a press release.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fk/fk4x3baddebchbe0.jpg"><br>Steven Holl Architects has interviewed museum staff, students, and faculty members to get an idea of how they interact with the current campus, and what they'd like to see in a new plan. The stakeholder-intensive process has already apparently inspired notions for possible new building sites on the college's 223-year-old grounds. Holl is no stranger to academic design, having already completed projects for&nbsp;Columbia University, MIT, and&nbsp;the&nbsp;Glasgow School of Art (pictured below in its 19th-century setting),&nbsp;among others.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k2/k2hwsutt7lca746j.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5j/5j38v5hyr20due7k.jpg"></p><p>As Steven Holl noted, "Historically one of the mo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149392651/editor-s-picks-442 Editor's Picks #442 Nam Henderson 2016-03-03T13:23:00-05:00 >2016-03-03T17:10:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ie/iearo5h5pibsvym1.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>ICYMI <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1970535/will-galloway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway</a>&nbsp;penned a&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/147196490/talking-with-assemble-before-they-won-the-turner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reflection</a>&nbsp;on a workshop he instigated at Keio University, with&nbsp;members of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/617484/assemble" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Assemble</a>, Paloma Strelitz and James Binning (pre <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142830022/assemble-wins-turner-prize-becoming-first-architects-to-win-uk-s-most-prestigious-art-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turner Prize</a>). The studio ended with students building a very rough and very temporary Onsen. The three later discussed, the history of Assemble, architecture&rsquo;s "<em>long history of collective action</em>" and "<em>amazingly entrepreneurial architectural practices</em>".</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a>&nbsp;loved their take on radicalism "<em>as just being a reasonable way to practice. They believe they're not radical at all. I'm onboard with removing the word &lsquo;non-traditional&rsquo; from the descriptor &lsquo;non-traditional practice&rsquo; when it comes to architecture of this kind. It's just practice, which is a broad world.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r4/r4gz1t544mzujfh6.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;published an <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/147814975/inside-pamphlet-how-one-of-the-most-enduring-experimental-architecture-publications-got-its-start" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interview</a> with Steven Holl and Kevin Lippert (founder of Princeton Architectural Press) about Pamphlet Architecture.&nbsp;<strong>rprt frm th heartland</strong> praised Pamphlet as "<em>chewy and lovely</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>Over at Architect Magazine Blaine Brownell, AIA, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147824629/the-crisis-in-flint-and-why-architects-should-care-about-decentralizing-our-water-systems" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">e...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/145275796/archinect-s-front-runners-for-the-2016-pritzker-prize Archinect's front runners for the 2016 Pritzker Prize Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-01-08T15:41:00-05:00 >2016-01-13T18:08:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9i/9ikzf50u61gfuoza.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Next Wednesday, January 13, the 2016 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize will be announced. The winner will receive the Pritzker's bronze medal, $100,000, and an avalanche of "what does this mean for architecture" media attention.</p><p>Check back here for the winner announcement first thing Wednesday, but until then, revel with us in the contentious practice of Pritzker-Predictions! Our top 6 picks follow:</p><p><strong>Steven Holl: the perennial prediction</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="https://36.media.tumblr.com/d39856b62da2d2e1d84d692a8f66d2a6/tumblr_mw7njhQqF21qd8br9o7_1280.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<em>Sifang Art Museum in Nanjing, China</em></p><p>Holl seems like an obvious choice, and his name has certainly echoed before in prediction lists. His work is known for its impressive light choreography and has a far-reaching global roster of projects, most recently including the Reid Building expansion at the Glasgow School of Art and the Nanjing Sifang Art Museum in China.</p><p><strong>DS+R: the buzziest</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="https://www.thehighline.org/assets/ways_to_give_image2-e7b432950c07ac24e63657c3716c7e03.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<em>The High Line in New York City.</em></p><p>If buzz were the judge, DSR would be a shoe-in. Their work on the High Line received criticism veering on rapturous, and while their <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/137204495/the-broad-museum-opens-its-doors-for-a-look-beyond-the-veil" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">B...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/143376677/winners-of-the-steven-holl-monograph-giveaway Winners of the Steven Holl monograph giveaway Justine Testado 2015-12-14T18:24:00-05:00 >2015-12-14T18:24:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ve/vebu6j2esgumcqky.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last month, Archinectors had a chance to win <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140959475/win-steven-holl-s-new-monograph" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl's new monograph</a>, published by <a href="http://phaidon.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phaidon</a>. Authored by writer and architecture critic Robert McCarter &mdash; who has known and taught with Holl for more than 30 years, the monograph features a comprehensive analysis behind Holl's most significant built and unbuilt works, starting from 1974 to the present day.</p><p>The five lucky winners are:</p><ul><li>Steven - Kentucky</li><li>Paola - Illinois</li><li>Nicholas - New York</li><li>Andrew - Texas</li><li>Daniel - California</li></ul><p>Congrats to the winners, and thanks to everyone who participated.</p><p>In case you missed it, check out Archinect's interview with the architect himself, Steven Holl:&nbsp; <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/140953853/a-dance-for-architecture-a-conversation-with-steven-holl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"A Dance for Architecture": A conversation with Steven Holl</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/142614204/one-last-chance-to-win-steven-holl-s-new-monograph One last chance to win Steven Holl's new monograph! Justine Testado 2015-12-04T20:49:00-05:00 >2015-12-07T13:05:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5j/5jbcvmzjmflcfh42.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We know how much Archinectors are inspired by Steven Holl's work, so we decided to let more readers enter <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140959475/win-steven-holl-s-new-monograph" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our book giveaway</a> for a chance to win his new monograph "Steven Holl", published by <a href="http://phaidon.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phaidon</a>.</p><p>Authored by writer and architecture critic Robert McCarter &mdash; who has known and taught with Holl for more than 30 years, the hardcover book features a comprehensive analysis behind Holl's most significant built and unbuilt works, starting from 1974 to the present day.</p><p><strong>TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY: Simply answer <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17ILjA-Z1P0Hshve_f9LFnyUHbn1ujBRSLOGjHXTCvA0/viewform" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this survey</a> by the new deadline on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, end of day. Five winners will be selected at random. Good luck!</strong></p><p>More details about the book <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140959475/win-steven-holl-s-new-monograph" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/142395018/editor-s-picks-436 Editor's Picks #436 Nam Henderson 2015-12-02T12:57:00-05:00 >2015-12-04T06:14:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cu/cumrdzqvvnwxjkgo.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;published back to back chats with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/141017276/emotional-tactility-tom-kundig-s-latest-works" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tom Kundig</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/140953853/a-dance-for-architecture-a-conversation-with-steven-holl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl</a>.&nbsp;The former, on the release of &lsquo;<strong>Tom Kundig: Works</strong>&rsquo; by Princeton Architectural Press which features nine of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/49784837/olson-kundig-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olson Kundig</a>&rsquo;s most recent works.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sn/sn4ez3wsvna5ou3n.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/08/08i3neht4ca0xvpl.jpg"></p><p>The later, on the occasion of Phaidon&rsquo;s comprehensive new monograph &lsquo;<strong>Steven Holl</strong>&rsquo;, written by Holl&rsquo;s friend, colleague and former student, Robert McCarter.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l1/l1v22ez3fwqaw9qd.jpg"></p><p><br><strong>News</strong></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141359175/architecture-billings-index-in-october-still-showing-an-increase-in-design-services" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) returned to positive territory after a slight dip in August</a>.&nbsp;The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the September ABI score was 53.7, up from a mark of 49.1 in August.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fy/fy5zcw9q77deh9np.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141282117/big-sanaa-lacaton-vassal-pre-qualified-to-compete-in-designing-new-aarhus-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a>&nbsp;(in collaboration with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125740749/sanaa-sn-hetta-kpmb-west-8-david-baker-architects-and-egor-orlov-are-among-this-week-s-many-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">West 8</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/75257656/riba-international-award-winners-2013-announced" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atelier Ten</a>) released <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141437838/big-unveils-28-acre-master-plan-for-pittsburgh-s-lower-hill-district" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a master plan</a> for Pittsburgh's&nbsp;Lower Hill District.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/118068376/marc-miller" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marc Mille</a>r&nbsp;offered some criticism "<em>The plan as presently proposed ignores much of the history and context of the lower hill...In some respects it repeats previous mistakes...Small gestures that look internally instead of making large connections across the urban fabric...it's improperly grou...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/142370930/steven-holl-finds-genre-pushing-collaborator-in-jessica-lang-dance Steven Holl finds genre-pushing collaborator in Jessica Lang Dance Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-12-01T17:05:00-05:00 >2015-12-15T01:36:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/25/25a9806d44d3ad097f4fbb150cd0f256.jpg" width="514" height="317" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The hour-long performance uses Holl and Lang&rsquo;s year-and-a-half-long joint research project, Explorations In, as a point of departure. Lang&rsquo;s dancers bend and glide swiftly, under vivid projections of light, around the structures Holl crafted for Tesseracts of Time. The four sections of the performance&mdash;&ldquo;under,&rdquo; &ldquo;in,&rdquo; &ldquo;on,&rdquo; and &ldquo;over&rdquo;&mdash;evoke the architectural form of the body as the dancers &ldquo;engage in deep spatial constructions in inspiring ways,&rdquo; notes Holl</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more thoughts from Holl on&nbsp;<em>Tesseracts of Time </em>(his&nbsp;dance performance collaboration with Jessica Lang Dance for the Chicago Architecture Biennial) and other recent projects, check out our <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/140953853/a-dance-for-architecture-a-conversation-with-steven-holl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Feature interview with him.</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/140959475/win-steven-holl-s-new-monograph Win Steven Holl's new monograph! Justine Testado 2015-11-20T18:50:00-05:00 >2015-12-04T20:51:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i5/i58gk5vve3vr6d9n.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Steven Holl has a new monograph that any diehard fan would love to get their hands on. Authored by writer and architecture critic Robert McCarter &mdash; who has known and taught with Holl for more than 30 years, the book features a comprehensive analysis behind Holl's most significant built and unbuilt works, starting from 1974 to the present day.</p><p>Thanks to <a href="http://phaidon.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phaidon</a>, Archinect is giving away five copies of the monograph to our readers!</p><p><strong>TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY: Simply answer <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17ILjA-Z1P0Hshve_f9LFnyUHbn1ujBRSLOGjHXTCvA0/viewform" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this survey</a> by the deadline on November 25, 2015**, end of day. Five winners will be selected at random. Good luck!</strong></p><p><strong>**UPDATE: The deadline has been <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142614204/one-last-chance-to-win-steven-holl-s-new-monograph" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">extended to DECEMBER 11</a>!</strong></p><p>Read on for more about the book.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/aw/aw95kto0j25yojud.jpg"></p><p>From seasoned practitioners to first-year students, readers can gain unique insight into Steven Holl's design process, ideas, methods, and construction materials. The monograph showcases hundreds of colorful photographs of projects like the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, the St. Ignatius Chapel in Seattle, a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129348666/construction-kicks-off-for-steven-holl-designed-maggie-s-centre-barts-in-london Construction kicks off for Steven Holl-designed Maggie's Centre Barts in London Justine Testado 2015-06-11T20:25:00-04:00 >2015-06-12T12:36:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nt/ntuofrl46b0dnhsq.jpg" width="514" height="278" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A groundbreaking ceremony yesterday marked the beginning of construction for the new&nbsp;<a href="https://www.maggiescentres.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Maggie's</a><a href="http://www.maggiescentres.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Centre</a> Barts that's coming to Northeast London next year. The 18 Maggie's Centres across the UK offer free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer and their loved ones. During the ceremony, a large banner thanking everyone involved in the project was unveiled on site and a time capsule to be opened in 2065 was compiled -- in tradition with every Centre that is built. The capsule consisted of a signed watercolor print from Steven Holl, framed Hong Kong bank notes from British bank institution HSBC, and archive materials from St. Bartholomew&rsquo;s Hospital.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yv/yvcl8hss5gjt120e.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u1/u13ftgqld1xs1u1u.jpg"></p><p>The new Centre will be built on a 725 m2 site within the richly historic grounds of the 12th-century St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London's oldest hospital. With Steven Holl commissioned for architectural design in association with UK firm JM Architects, the Barts Centre will be a more vertical "vessel within a vessel withi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123676402/steven-holl-s-second-university-of-iowa-arts-building-topped-out Steven Holl's second University of Iowa arts building topped out Justine Testado 2015-03-24T20:48:00-04:00 >2015-03-24T21:20:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cq/cqhhwh1z6fvm7ayb.jpg" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Steven Holl Architects is gracing the campus grounds of the University of Iowa once again with the recently topped out Visual Arts Building. The firm -- in collaboration with BNIM Architects -- won the competition in 2010 to design the new arts facility, which will house the studio departments for the School of Art and Art History. The Visual Arts Building replaced the original mid-1930s building that became heavily damaged during a flood at the campus in June 2008. The building is slated for a May 2016 opening.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hk/hkfw8l71pp03894i.jpg"></p><p>SHA's design focuses greatly on forming new social spaces for students and faculty to gather and intermingle. The vertically porous facility will provide 126,000 sq.ft. of space for graduate student studios, faculty and staff offices, and galleries. Ample loft-like spaces will be allotted to the departments of printmaking, painting, photography, 3D multimedia, and sculptural arts.</p><p>Stairs and corridors that weave throughout the four-story structure were designed as "social cond...</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/118277129/museum-of-fine-arts-houston-unveils-its-steven-holl-designed-450m-expansion-plan Museum of Fine Arts Houston unveils its Steven Holl-designed $450M expansion plan Alexander Walter 2015-01-13T15:18:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T20:51:17-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qd/qd5uj720ru64yvhx.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Buoyed by some of the largest donations in the city's history, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will unveil a $450 million project today that envisions its campus as the cultural heart of the city. [...] The project, by Steven Holl Architects, is the most exciting in the institution's 90-year history, board chairman Richard Kinder said. The plan, named the Fayez S. Sarofim Campus, is so transformational that in five years Houstonians might not recognize the 1000 block of Bissonnet.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/36686966/mfah-hires-steven-holl-architects-to-design-expansion" target="_blank">MFAH hires Steven Holl Architects to design expansion</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/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 >2015-01-13T15:21:14-05:00 <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>