Archinect - News 2016-09-26T22:02:20-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149957163/coop-himmelb-l-au-compares-campus-redesign-of-the-university-of-applied-arts-vienna-to-a-prison-courtyard Coop Himmelb(l)au compares campus redesign of the University of Applied Arts Vienna to a "prison courtyard" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-11T14:05:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T17:37:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5a/5amkm2crcsa6mm09.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After the University of Applied Arts Vienna chose a winner for its campus redesign competition in 2012, the proposal is just now being made a reality&mdash;much to the disappointment of another prominent Viennese institution, Coop Himmelb(l)au.</p><p>The University selected Riepl Kaufmann Bammer Architecktur&rsquo;s design for a major renovation and expansion of its current buildings, totaling 9,500 square meters of new space. On July 6, the University broke ground on the project, and on July 8, Coop Himmelb(l)au&rsquo;s communications office sent out an email decrying the design, comparing it to a &ldquo;prison courtyard&rdquo; and asking &ldquo;does it necessarily have to be the worst project which will now be realized?&rdquo;:</p><p><em>Commonly, Architecture is understood to be a three-dimensional imprint of content. Following this view, the rendering &ndash; boastfully called &ldquo;inwards facing campus&rdquo; &ndash; looks rather like a prison courtyard. If that image was a reflection of the University of Applied Arts&rsquo; curricula, one should definitely be con...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116576013/the-nyt-takes-a-closer-look-at-coop-himmelb-l-au-s-new-confluence-museum-in-lyon The NYT takes a closer look at Coop Himmelb(l)au's new Confluence Museum in Lyon Alexander Walter 2014-12-22T13:24:00-05:00 >2014-12-23T11:04:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ah/ahndwqv8vxva0ks7.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This fall, the French cultural season opened with the private Vuitton Foundation museum in Paris, a rarefied environment for a select collection of contemporary art, by Frank Gehry. At the other end of the cultural spectrum, France&rsquo;s second largest metropolitan area, Lyon &mdash; arguably Paris&rsquo;s historic rival, the Chicago to New York &mdash; just inaugurated the equally large and prepossessing Confluence Museum (the Mus&eacute;e des Confluences).</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/14036031/starchitecture-high Starchitecture High Archinect 2011-07-20T12:19:35-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/17/17d161c356349e25f7fbaaa64fec120f.jpg" width="346" height="297" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Coop Himmelblau&rsquo;s wildly ambitious L.A. high school opened to great acclaim and local controversy. Two years later, we ask: how is it actually working?</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/1276707/coop-himmelb-l-au-to-design-new-albanian-parliament-building COOP HIMMELB(L)AU to Design New Albanian Parliament Building Paul Petrunia 2011-03-30T15:33:00-04:00 >2012-12-19T15:07:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/17/17905cdc2d021c7b6d0c3133438643f2.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>COOP HIMMELB(L)AU's entry 'Open Parliament of Albania' in Tirana has won the First Prize. The concept incorporates fundamental democratic values such as openness, transparency and public co-determination. The building, located on a site area with approximately 28,000 m&sup2;, is going to be the first project in Albania for the Viennese headquartered studio.</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>