Archinect - News 2014-09-22T02:36:42-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/100285007/update-glasgow-school-of-art-fire UPDATE: Glasgow School of Art fire Archinect 2014-05-23T13:23:00-04:00 >2014-05-29T02:05:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/li/liiqrrn5f8xej091.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Today's tragic <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100273460/glasgow-school-of-art-on-fire" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">developing story</a> is the massive fire engulfing the historic <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/16607/the-glasgow-school-of-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glasgow School of Art</a> building, the <a href="https://www.google.com/search?q=mackintosh+glasgow+school+of+art&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;hs=Wja&amp;rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&amp;channel=sb&amp;tbm=isch&amp;tbo=u&amp;source=univ&amp;sa=X&amp;ei=Rot_U_jJEM6JogSFkYCYDA&amp;ved=0CCoQsAQ&amp;biw=1272&amp;bih=1289" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">masterpiece</a> by Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.</p><p>News updates and tweets (<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/gsafire?src=hash" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#gsafire</a>) are pouring in left and right, and we'll try to collect the latest developments in this post.</p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23gsafire" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tweets about "#gsafire"</a></p><p><strong>The Glasgow School of Art Media Centre <a href="http://t.co/X2GU6RfizJ" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">tweets</a> a link to this Statement from Muriel Gray, Chair of Board of Governors on fire at the Mack:</strong></p><p><em>"Today is a really black one for the GSA, but I cannot thank the fire brigade enough for the speed with which they came and their commitment to contain and extinguish the fire.&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>Fortunately there have been no fatalities or injuries.&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>I am so proud of the staff and students and how everyone has pulled together. We are thankful to all the Glaswegians who turned up to comfort students and to friends from across the world for their messages of support."</em></p><p><strong>The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service publishes <a href="http://www.firescotland.gov.uk/news-campaigns/news/2014/05/ongoing-fire-in-glasgow-city-centre.aspx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this update</a>:</strong></p><p><em>Fire at the Mackintosh Buil...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100168297/spirit-of-space-interview-jeanne-gang-for-film-on-chicago-s-historic-shoreland-hotel-renovation Spirit of Space interview Jeanne Gang for film on Chicago's historic Shoreland Hotel renovation Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-21T13:50:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T20:55:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v1/v1ts7n43koztbck9.jpg" width="514" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://spiritofspace.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spirit of Space</a> are known for their emotive, precisely choreographed short films exploring buildings and urban spaces. Their most recent film reports on <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/26953/studio-gang-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Gang</a>'s renovation of the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoreland_Hotel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shoreland Hotel</a>, a historic Chicago high-rise on the border of Lake Michigan. SOS's film looks into the guts of the building through renovation until completion, as Jeanne Gang and David Gwinn (Director of Design for <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/31146274/silliman-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Silliman Group</a>)&nbsp;explain how they sought a balance between contemporary updates and historical mood.</p><p>Watch the film below:</p><p></p><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/93044682" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SHORELAND</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/spiritofspace" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spirit of Space</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vimeo</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96481965/first-major-guastavino-exhibition-opening-at-mcny-on-march-26 First major Guastavino exhibition opening at MCNY on March 26 Justine Testado 2014-03-25T14:05:00-04:00 >2014-03-31T20:31:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5e/5eql6pnezu68ykmn.jpg" width="514" height="253" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The upcoming "Palaces for the People: Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile" exhibition&nbsp;will showcase&nbsp;the works of Spanish architect Rafael Guastavino and his son Rafael Jr. that helped shape the architectural identity of New York City.&nbsp;</p><p>Opening at the <a href="http://www.mcny.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of the City of New York</a> on March 26, the exhibition will share the story of the Guastavinos, whose family legacy graces the vaulted and tiled ceilings of over 200 historic NYC buildings like the Grand Central Terminal, Ellis Island, Carnegie Hall, and the Bronx Zoo's Elephant House.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5r/5rd0dvcref25z2tc.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vp/vpgredkscq4s9psc.jpg"></p><p>The exhibition was first&nbsp;organized by MacArthur Fellow John Ochsendorf from MIT before MCNY expanded it to feature 20 major Guastavino projects throughout NYC's five boroughs. The exhibition will include never-before-seen drawings and materials, an 11 ft x 15 ft replica of a Guastavino vault, contemporary photos by Michael Freeman, and a video gallery installation that lets viewers "visit" Guastavino spaces.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bu/bub90ios08ifpxi5.jpg"></p><p>"Palaces for the People" will run until...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90753849/rice-design-alliance-s-additionally-tour-highlights-modern-updates-of-8-historic-houses-in-houston Rice Design Alliance’s "Additionally" tour highlights modern updates of 8 historic houses in Houston Justine Testado 2014-01-08T12:46:00-05:00 >2014-01-13T19:58:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w6/w6ok3kopfw8tj170.jpg" width="514" height="439" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you're in the Houston, Texas area and want to "add in" some well-in-advance weekend plans, Rice Design Alliance from Rice University will be hosting their 38th Annual Architectural Tour "Additionally" on March 29-30, 2014.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://ricedesignalliance.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RDA</a> is inviting its members and their guests for a weekend to visit eight historic houses originally built between 1885 to 1964 throughout Houston. Within the past 12 years, local architecture firms individually crafted modernized additions that complement each house's historic nature.</p> <p> Check out some of the tour's destinations:<br><br> 216 Avondale (1906); Addition: 2012, m+a architecture<br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z1/z1x0bc0dlaw3xlu0.jpg" title=""><br><br><br> 707 Sabine (1885); Additions: 2000, Gary Eades; 2009, Janusz Design<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sz/szx9mjp26k778h07.jpg" title=""><br><br><br> 3503 Audobon (1920); Addition: 2011, Interloop&ndash;Architecture<br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mt/mtxyz4fdr7h197g8.jpg" title=""><br><br><br> 5503 Sturbridge; Additions: 1960, Marshall S. MacDougal; 2008, Dillon Kyle Architecture<br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k1/k1bkb59ws133v5k0.jpg" title=""></p> <p> For more info on the tour, head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/rice_design_alliances_additionally_tour_to_visit_8_historic_residences_in_h/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of Rice Design Alliance.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90369973/the-quaint-plans-for-american-cities-as-we-envisioned-them-200-years-ago The Quaint Plans for American Cities, as We Envisioned Them 200 Years Ago Alexander Walter 2014-01-03T13:10:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T21:33:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4e/4e44d08c4c208c2115174690d810d1cd.jpg" width="514" height="391" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Charles O. Paullin and John K. Wright produced an Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States in 1932 that remains, 80 years later, one of the most definitive collections of maps (many of them innovative in their time) from early U.S. history. [...] Just before the holidays, the University of Richmond&rsquo;s Digital Scholarship Lab unveiled an ambitious project bringing the entire collection online [...].</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/58505523/wright-masterwork-is-seen-in-a-new-light-a-fight-for-its-life Wright Masterwork Is Seen in a New Light: A Fight for Its Life anthony dong 2012-10-03T11:34:00-04:00 >2012-10-03T15:15:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sp/spr778ovjmffk09e.jpg" width="514" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s hard to say which is more startling. That a developer in Phoenix could threaten...to knock down a 1952 house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Or that the house has until now slipped under the radar, escaping the attention of most architectural historians...a spiral home for his son David.</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/45670123/is-the-north-dakota-capitol-building-ugly Is the North Dakota Capitol Building Ugly? Alexander Walter 2012-04-20T13:36:00-04:00 >2013-05-31T12:32:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4f/4f9e189acd1f89e580fdfb75f03865dc.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>North Dakota&rsquo;s governor has bitten back at a Minnesota lawmaker who compared his state&rsquo;s Depression-era Capitol building to an insurance office, calling the critic ignorant of classic architecture. The Capitol in Bismarck was built during the 1930s with a plain concrete and stone exterior, ostensibly to keep costs down.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Let us know what you think in the comment section below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/22503176/paris-opera-charles-garnier-architecture-as-allegory Paris Opera | Charles Garnier | Architecture as Allegory Archinect 2011-10-02T15:20:20-04:00 >2011-10-02T15:20:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/da/da9f7d5110b13f2e9fa365ea6aca0188.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A design competition opened in December 1860 with a month's deadline; it drew 171 submissions. The winning architect, Garnier, was a blacksmith's son who had studied at the &Eacute;cole des Beaux Arts, taking its Grand Prix de Rome for architecture in 1848.</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/16527070/the-uk-riots-is-architecture-irrelevant The UK riots: Is architecture irrelevant? Alexander Walter 2011-08-11T18:22:50-04:00 >2011-08-11T18:23:54-04:00 <em><p>The role that architecture plays in all of this is of course limited. New business eventually accrued from rebuilding destroyed buildings will have a negligible effect on the construction economy. So far the London riots have claimed two historic landmarks, the Victorian cottages at Croydon&rsquo;s Reeves Corner (1867) and Tottenham&rsquo;s Art Deco Union Point (1930), both of which survived the Blitz.</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/15901554/workac-to-redesign-new-holland-island-in-st-petersburg WORKac to Redesign New Holland Island in St. Petersburg Alexander Walter 2011-08-05T19:22:00-04:00 >2012-09-26T18:32:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1m/1mc60z6mvf7zb2h1.jpg" width="514" height="354" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New York-based practice WORKac is the winner of the competition to select a master planning consultant for the future development of New Holland Island in St Petersburg, Russia. [...] New Holland is an 8-hectare island bordered by two canals and a river in the heart of St Petersburg, within 20-minutes walk of the Hermitage and the city&rsquo;s other major cultural sites.</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/7743823/film-a-plea-for-modernism Film: A Plea For Modernism EvanMather 2011-05-26T20:17:12-04:00 >2012-02-04T21:47:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v7/v7ye4ne5nox3t7g5.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The Phillis Wheatley Elementary School has served the historic New Orleans African-American neighborhood of Trem&eacute; since it opened in 1955. Celebrated worldwide for its innovative, regionally-expressive modern design &ndash; the structure sustained moderate damage during the storms and levee breach of 2005. Although it is scheduled for demolition in Summer 2011, DOCOMOMO Louisiana is advocating for its restoration via adaptive reuse. "A Plea For Modernism" is narrated by actor Wendell Pierce (&ldquo;The Wire&rdquo;, &ldquo;Treme&rdquo;). <a href="http://www.vimeo.com/23565526" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">View on Vimeo</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/4196901/american-frontier-s-first-starchitecture American frontier's first 'starchitecture?' J. James R. 2011-04-26T01:40:47-04:00 >2011-04-27T17:48:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6o/6o8imnikc3ie6qll.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"It is interesting here in the frontier: Who were they trying to impress?"</p></em><br /><br /><p> Warren Gerds, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, shares with us a building that might otherwise be relatively insignificant if it was elsewhere in America. The Fort Howard Hospital is a Late-Federal-styled building in Allouez, Green Bay, Wisconsin. The story is what makes the building particularly interesting.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> "Starchitecture" is usually defined as buildings and follies wrought-to-being by a computer-scripted composition littered with fantastical shapes from cathartic fractals to abstracted crystalline shards to yet-to-be-named distended-and-distorted spherical blobs. But, "starchitecture," as another concept seems to transcend both style and time if one were to define "starchitecture" purely in terms of architecture that embodies emotion, speculation and alienation; architectural objects that essentially should not or could not exist referentially to their neighbors and time periods.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Fort Howard Hospital is one of those objects. The hospital was built in 1834-1835 at the...</p>