Archinect - News 2015-03-31T16:51:49-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/123825037/great-synagogue-of-edirne-in-turkey-europe-s-third-largest-synagogue-reopens-after-five-year-restoration Great Synagogue of Edirne in Turkey, Europe's third largest synagogue, reopens after five-year restoration Justine Testado 2015-03-26T19:39:00-04:00 >2015-03-27T20:17:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7b/7bl69br81yoyqvyg.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Top Turkish government officials, nearly 100 international dignitaries, and 500 members of the Turkish Jewish community took part in a ceremony commemorating the re-opening of the Great Synagogue of Edirne today after a five-year restoration. The synagogue is claimed to be the largest synagogue in the Balkans and the third largest in Europe.</p><p>The $2.5 million government investment repaired the synagogue's lead-clad domes, its collapsed roof and walls, and its foundation was fortified. Inside, the floor covering was restored to its original patterns and colors, as well as the Torah inscriptions. Turkey&rsquo;s Prime Ministry General Directorate of Foundations oversaw the restoration.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qe/qe5h4e3aebq7v5l4.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zi/zimydszoer2z2vdk.jpg"><br><em>The Great Synagogue of Edirne - after and before restoration</em>.</p><p>The push to rebuild the Great Synagogue began in 2010, as part of an effort to mitigate restrictions on Turkey's non-Muslim religious minorities.&nbsp;Authorities describe the Great Synagogue's reopening as a symbol of tolerance towards Turkey's Jewish commu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123205872/pondering-the-cultural-value-of-frank-gehry-s-winton-guest-house Pondering the cultural value of Frank Gehry's Winton Guest House Justine Testado 2015-03-20T20:56:00-04:00 >2015-03-25T05:00:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0u/0upwgg3zlrgal3gc.jpg" width="514" height="315" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Frank Gehry's Winton Guest House was recently announced to be up <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122285690/frank-gehry-s-winton-guest-house-to-be-up-for-sale-on-may-19-in-chicago" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">for auction</a> on May 19 in Chicago. Designed for Mike and Penny Winton during the '80s in Lake Minnetonka, MN, the Guest House helped propel Gehry into international stardom in the '90s. Currently, the University of St. Thomas owns the $4.5 million home, which was repurposed as part of the Daniel C. Gainey Conference Center in Owatonna, MN a few years ago. Ever since St. Thomas sold the Gainey last year, the Guest House is once again up for grabs and must -- also once again -- start relocation this June to meet its August 2016 deadline.</p><p>The Winton Guest House revives the question of what cultural value that the house -- and others vernacular structures like it -- possess. As this <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122285690/frank-gehry-s-winton-guest-house-to-be-up-for-sale-on-may-19-in-chicago" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">comment discussion</a> shows, the topic is a subjective one with no clean-cut answer.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1y/1y42c6w0a9j9mm8m.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rr/rryc2avj7n89t78e.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fd/fd6zfnltiveww3jg.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d3/d30r3z6sdfc2tbf9.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0i/0izeflax5z7uhj23.jpg"></p><p>Some may agree that the Guest House's value lies in its history, like an art object that can be studied or referred to for inspiration. <a href="http://art.stthomas.edu/gehry/status-of-the-winton-guest-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">According to the University o...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122816544/the-aluminaire-house-to-relocate-to-palm-springs The Aluminaire House to relocate to Palm Springs Justine Testado 2015-03-13T14:27:00-04:00 >2015-03-31T06:32:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fb/fbee3d1hdl7ye3ra.jpg" width="514" height="765" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When it was unveiled in New York City in April 1931, the starkly modern Aluminaire House was an overnight sensation that emboldened an architectural movement. Designed as a case study by architects A. Lawrence Kocher and Albert Frey, the three-story house, which was built in 10 days, became the first all-metal prefabricated house in the U.S.</p></em><br /><br /><p>After Sunnyside Gardens was a no-go, it looks like the Aluminaire House will be heading to sunny Palm Springs, California, according to an announcement by Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet during a fundraising event at Palm Springs Modernism Week last month. The Aluminaire House Foundation plans on placing the all-metal prefab house right across the Palm Springs Art Museum to become another modernist attraction in the city -- where Frey lived and practiced from 1935 to his death in 1998.</p><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/77916707/the-aluminaire-house-looks-to-sunnyside-gardens-as-its-possible-new-home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Aluminaire House looks to Sunnyside Gardens as its possible new home</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122285690/frank-gehry-s-winton-guest-house-to-be-up-for-sale-on-may-19-in-chicago Frank Gehry's Winton Guest House to be up for sale on May 19 in Chicago Justine Testado 2015-03-06T17:45:00-05:00 >2015-03-17T09:18:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6j/6jmjzh540y69sprv.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Frank Gehry's Winton Guest House must be sold! Completed in 1987 for Mike and Penny Winton, the Winton Guest House in Owatonna, Minnesota is one of Gehry's few residential projects that contributed to his rising fame during the 1990s. According to the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul -- the home's current owner -- the $4.5 million home will be up for auction on May 19 in Chicago, with auction house <a href="http://www.wright20.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wright</a> in charge of handling the sale.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iq/iqu7vfd1jqqbm6sg.jpg"><br><em>Entryway to the University of St. Thomas St. Paul campus</em></p><p>Mike and Penny Winton commissioned Gehry to design the home in 1982 when they needed extra room for their family to accompany their Philip Johnson-designed residence on their property in Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota. Built from plywood, stone, brick, and metal, the 2,300 sq.ft guest house consists of five separate geometric spaces that include a central pyramidal living room tower, two bedrooms, a kitchen, fireplace room, two bathrooms, and loft space. The house's distinctive geometric-block de...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119039951/frank-lloyd-wright-s-hollyhock-house-to-reopen-once-again-in-february Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House to reopen once again in February Justine Testado 2015-01-23T14:22:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T21:20:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/83/83wyyvc3mjsqg0vf.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In the heart of Hollywood's Barnsdall Park, Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House will officially reopen on February 13, as recently announced by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell, and the Barnsdall Park Art Foundation. This isn't the first time the iconic house has been restored, but the latest renovation focused on bringing back the house, and all its decorative details, to its original early 20th century state. The conservation effort took place from 2008 to 2014 and cost $4,359,000.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ij/ij8bvobem7qdre3q.jpg"></p><p>The Hollyhock House was Frank Lloyd Wright's first residence in Los Angeles. Pennsylvanian oil heiress and arts enthusiast Aline Barnsdall commissioned Wright to build the house -- which was named after her favorite flower -- as her own venue for producing avant-garde plays. It later became a performing arts complex including Barnsdall's private residence. Construction began in 1919 but came to a halt in 1921 when Barnsdall fired Wright, primarily due to costs.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/59/59e4ix3plz5f1fpl.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jy/jybvp9ywes8tbyvu.jpg"></p><p>Nonetheless, the hou...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116591270/don-t-forget-to-register-for-yac-s-rome-community-ring-competition Don't forget to register for YAC's Rome Community Ring competition Justine Testado 2014-12-22T18:14:00-05:00 >2014-12-27T21:40:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1w/1wo8t7cgqb2eyt70.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Late registration began today for Young Architects Competitions' <a href="http://www.youngarchitectscompetitions.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rome Community Ring</a>. If you want a chance to win, make sure to register by <strong>January 19, 2015</strong> and submit your entries by <strong>January 26</strong>, <strong>2015</strong>.</p><p>Students and professionals are encouraged to share their ideas on how to revive one of Rome's historical treasures, the 19th-century <a href="http://progettoforti.wix.com/progettoforti#!forte-portuense/c10ut" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Forte Portuense</a>, into a new cultural space for public recreation. Proposed designs must also include room for potential urban development. Built between 1877 to late 1881, Forte Portuense is one of several military fortresses and has remained preserved since military authorities abandoned the site in 1967.</p><p>Winners and cash prizes totaling &euro;15,000 will be awarded when the competition ends in March 2015. An awards ceremony and exhibition will follow.</p><p>For more important competition details, click <a href="http://www.youngarchitectscompetitions.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Previous YAC competitions:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/results_of_the_wine_culture_centre_competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wine Culture Centre</a></p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/results_for_post-quake_visions_revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Post-Quake Visions</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/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>