Archinect - News 2017-07-26T00:48:44-04:00 Christo abandons $15 million U.S.-based river project as protest against "landlord" Trump Julia Ingalls 2017-01-31T12:46:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T00:38:30-05:00 <img src="" width="620" height="401" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Christo's proposed silver-fabric-panel draped "Over the River" project has been in the making for about 25 years, after he started hunting for a natural host site in 1992 and then gradually garnered the neccessary official approvals and permits over the following decades for a 42-mile stretch along the Colorado River. However, the artist is abandoning the $15 million dollar project as a protest against President Trump, explaining that&nbsp;&ldquo;The federal government is our landlord.&nbsp;They own the land. And I can&rsquo;t do a project that benefits this landlord.&rdquo; Although it's doubtful that the official landlord would appreciate the nuance and splendor of Christo's work, the people of Colorado would have undoubtedly benefitted economically from tourists.</p> Want Christo to make a US/Mexico border wall? Sign the petition! Paul Petrunia 2017-01-11T11:55:00-05:00 >2017-01-11T15:51:54-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dear President-Elect Donald Trump: Please commission U.S. artist Christo&rsquo;s with the creation of a new a version of his Running Fence to separate the U.S. from Mexico. His first project in Sonoma was completed in 1976 with great success. Though only 24.5 miles long then, in full length today it would transform a racist project into a public art event, and help improve the image of the U.S. with a cultural veneer.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Let's talk about money in architecture Alexander Walter 2015-02-25T13:00:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T22:31:21-05:00 <img src="" width="480" height="640" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Although money is often seen as a taboo topic in art schools, a group of Yale alumni is urging professional architects to place more value on the relationship between money and architecture. The Yale Architectural Journal&rsquo;s latest edition, titled &ldquo;Money,&rdquo; discusses the controversial role of money in the field of architecture. [...] ranging from Frank Gehry to Yale School of Architecture Professor Keller Easterling, the issue urges architects to reconsider the financial side of their work.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More about&nbsp;<em>Perspecta 47: Money</em> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Clinton's keynote, Boston's Olympics, and California's bullet train groundbreaking: Weekly News Round-Up for January 5, 2015 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-01-12T15:33:00-05:00 >2015-01-27T18:36:05-05:00 <img src="" width="550" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Friday, January 9:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Boston wins U.S. Olympic Committee's bid for 2024 Games" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boston wins U.S. Olympic Committee's bid for 2024 Games</a>: Beating out Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, DC, Boston's Olympic campaign estimates it can finance the Games with $4.5B in private funds and $5B or so in publicly-funded infrastructural projects.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Thursday, January 8:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title='Archinect Sessions is back with Episode 11, "Another year, Another Architecture", with the multi-talented Mitch McEwen' href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions is back with Episode 11, "Another year, Another Architecture", with the multi-talented Mitch McEwen</a>: Mitch talks opportunity and collaboration in Detroit, and opines on architecture's shifting professional identity.</li><li><a title="Five firms shortlisted for Mackintosh Library renovation after devastating fire" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Five firms shortlisted for Mackintosh Library renovation after devastating fire</a>: Glasgow School of Art will choose between&nbsp;Avanti Architects, John McAslan + Partners, LDN Architects LLP, Page \ Park Architects and Purcell by the end of March 2015.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Wednesday, January 7:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Driving in the US is coming to a standstill, and that's a good thing" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Driving in the US is coming to a standstill, and that's a good thing</a>: The Federal Highway Administration released a report anticipating no-change in driving per capita, which means less money al...</li></ul> Christo wins court judgement, keeping alive his vision for 5.9 miles of silver fabric above the Arkansas River Archinect 2015-01-06T00:19:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T21:58:03-05:00 <img src="" width="600" height="399" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[ROAR] is concerned about the effects of the $50 million project, which will drill 9,100 holes into the ground, some as deep as 30 feet, and require a crew of 3,000 workers to install over a 27-month period. The area is a habitat for Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep, bald eagles, and Peregrine falcons, and the livelihoods of many locals depend on it.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Big Air Package: The Largest Inflated Envelope in History by Christo Archinect 2013-03-18T14:30:00-04:00 >2013-03-19T18:19:17-04:00 <img src="" width="640" height="960" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Big Air Package is the latest project from artist Christo installed at the Gasometer Oberhausen in Germany, a facility that still holds the record as the largest disc-type gas holder in Europe that was converted into an exhibition hall in the 1990s. Big Air Package is the largest ever inflated envelope without aid of a skeleton (Gasometer Oberhausen bills it as the largest indoor sculpture in history) and reaches 90 meters high, with a diameter of 50 meters and a volume of 177,000 cubic meters.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> Conceptual artist Christo is building a gigantic sculpture out of oil barrels in Abu Dhabi Archinect 2012-11-26T16:08:00-05:00 >2012-11-29T11:44:00-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="369" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Christo is creating for Abu Dhabi a colossal structure that he claims will be the world's biggest permanent sculpture. Estimated construction costs of $340m (&pound;212m) would also make it the world's most expensive. A 150-metre-high, flat-topped pyramid would be taller than St Paul's Cathedral or St Peter's Basilica and would overshadow the Great Pyramid of Giza &ndash; creating Abu Dhabi's answer to Egypt's pyramids or Mecca's Kaaba.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Christo's Colorado 'Over the River' project wins federal approval Archinect 2011-11-08T17:08:29-05:00 >2011-11-08T20:00:14-05:00 <img src="" width="600" height="469" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There are many ways to measure the massiveness of &ldquo;Over the River,&rdquo; the project that artist Christo is championing for Colorado's Arkansas River Valley. Amount of fabric: 5.9 miles. Cost: Up to $50 million. Size of environmental impact statement: 1,686 pages.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Jeanne-Claude, Collaborator With Christo, Died Javier Arbona 2009-11-19T14:15:00-05:00 >2012-11-26T17:54:49-05:00 <p> via the NYTimes...<br> Jeanne-Claude, who collaborated with her husband, Christo, on dozens of environmental arts projects, notably the wrapping of the Pont Neuf in Paris and the Reichstag in Berlin and the installation of 7,503 vinyl gates with saffron-colored nylon panels in Central Park, died Thursday in Manhattan, where she lived. She was 74. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">nytimes</a></p> 'Over The River' Christo Orhan Ayyüce 2006-07-08T20:27:00-04:00 >2012-11-26T17:55:15-05:00 <br><p> Christo and Jeanne-Claude have agreed to pay for an environmental impact study of their plan to hang seven miles of fabric over the Arkansas River in south-central Colorado -- a move that could push back the work of art to 2010.<br> "Each fabric panel, it is like waves," Christo said.<br> "Silvery waves," added Jeanne-Claude.<br> "It will move in the wind and from a raft, below, it is loosely woven so you can see clouds and formations of the mountains," Christo said.<br> he said she said here is the story;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">cbs4denver</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">w/ video news</a><br> &nbsp;</p> Over the River Oana S. 2006-01-29T09:46:00-05:00 >2012-11-26T17:55:30-05:00 <br><p> After Reichstag and the Central Park it's time for the The Arkansas River. Christo and Jeanne Claude are busy again.<br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">homepage</a></p> Life After Gates Javier Arbona 2005-09-23T10:28:00-04:00 >2012-11-26T17:55:43-05:00 <br><p> Touching moments: <i>Christo and Jeanne-Claude were in Paris on a barge beneath the Pont Neuf, directing the wrapping of that historic bridge. A piece of fabric broke loose, fluttering over the Seine, the sun shining through it, catching the dancing reflection of the waters beneath it. Their eyes met in an "aha!" moment. Years later, that moment became the inspiration for <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">translucent fabric panels floating over moving water.</a></i> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">C&amp;J-C Over the River</a><br><img src=""><br><br><img src=""></p> Christo in Central Park lulu 2004-11-23T13:02:00-05:00 >2012-11-26T17:55:57-05:00 <br><p> Word on the street is that Christo is going to be doing some wrapping at Central Park. <a href="http://WWW.CBC.CA/story/arts/national/2004/11/22/Arts/Christo041122.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">From the CBC</a></p>