Archinect - News 2014-04-24T10:18:55-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/98163968/frank-gehry-about-his-battersea-power-station-project-norman-foster-mark-zuckerberg Frank Gehry about his Battersea Power Station project, Norman Foster, Mark Zuckerberg Alexander Walter 2014-04-16T20:28:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T20:44:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2c/2ceedeea9c98fa8ff50f74067b9078b1.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>He&rsquo;s waited until his ninth decade, but Frank Gehry is turning his attention to the London skyline, starting with Battersea Power Station, where he will draw on the capital&rsquo;s sweeping crescents and stucco terraces as part of its &pound;8bn redevelopment. He tells Harry Mount about courting controversy, banter with Norman Foster and working for Mark Zuckerberg</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/98055102/editor-s-picks-363 Editor's Picks #363 Nam Henderson 2014-04-15T00:03:00-04:00 >2014-04-18T10:58:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ch/chb84zpu2lud9je5.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;published <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/97664287/interview-jos-oubrerie" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">an interview with Jos&eacute; Oubrerie</a>, who he met in February at the Standard Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, and later drove with to the Schindler House on Kings Road.&nbsp;Queried about the current state of architectural education Oubrerie, claims</p><p>"<em>The job they do is even bigger problem because 95% what Americans build is not architecture. Nothing historic, they are big but they are not architecture</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vy/vya5k0x604t612ir.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/evanchakroff" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Evan Chakroff</a>&nbsp;commented "<em>It's interesting that Jose mentions the French Cultural Center in Damascus. I've tried to find documentation of the project for years, without much luck. Jose includes a few faded slides in his lectures from time to time, but it remains a bit of a mystery.....</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4v/4vxa52gz9uq0w79q.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/phokaides" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Petros Phokaides</a>, Loukas Triantis and Iris Polyzos penned an editorial <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/97029910/op-ed-response-to-screen-print-6-monu-s-greater-urbanism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Response to Screen/Print #6, MONU's "Greater Urbanism"</a>.</p><p><br><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3j/3jakq8hhbc6pdsj6.jpg"></p><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97490472/frank-gehry-unveils-plans-for-his-first-buildings-in-england" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guardian unveiled</a> plans for Frank Gehry&rsquo;s first buildings in England.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;couldn&rsquo;t help wondering "<em>From what I see, they are proposing to build a ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97566137/frank-gehry-s-luma-arles-campus-is-happening-after-all Frank Gehry's Luma Arles Campus is happening (after all) Alexander Walter 2014-04-08T14:03:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T19:14:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b2/b2b4e251465669b40b0876fb5b16ad8d.jpg" width="514" height="318" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The foundation stones were laid last weekend in Arles for an Arts Resource Centre designed by [...] Frank Gehry, which will be the centrepiece of the 20-acre Luma Arles campus. This hugely ambitious cultural project is driven by the Swiss pharmaceutical heiress and contemporary art collector Maja Hoffmann. At the groundbreaking ceremony, the mayor of Arles, Herv&eacute; Schiavetti, not only toasted the French Republic but also declared: &ldquo;Vive Maja Hoffmann! Vive Frank Gehry!&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>&ldquo;Maja taught me about the region,&rdquo; Gehry said at the press conference. &ldquo;We talked about trying to evoke Van Gogh&rsquo;s Starry Night.&rdquo; </em></p><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/14629891/gehry-s-luna-park-plan-put-on-ice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry's Luna Park Plan Put on Ice</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97490472/frank-gehry-unveils-plans-for-his-first-buildings-in-england Frank Gehry unveils plans for his first buildings in England Alexander Walter 2014-04-07T14:16:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T20:27:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/68/682f0572f2c5c8f73fc1e0ff2529faaf.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With titanium facades swinging like jiving skirts and windows staggered like towers of toppling coins, the chaotic energy of the latest apartment designs for Battersea power station can only mean one thing: Frank Gehry is in town. As the 85-year-old visionary architect behind the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao outlined plans for 700 apartments in London &ndash; his first English buildings &ndash; he walked straight into a raging debate about the capital's affordable housing crisis.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/84837877/gehry-and-foster-selected-to-design-phase-3-at-battersea-power-station" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry and Foster selected to design Phase 3 at Battersea Power Station</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97261574/panel-rejects-design-for-eisenhower-memorial Panel rejects design for Eisenhower Memorial Archinect 2014-04-04T15:08:00-04:00 >2014-04-08T22:36:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a0/a01a16c5c8454c685d6cbf3480604c79.jpg" width="460" height="270" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A federal commission that oversees plans for monuments in the nation's capital voted Thursday to reject the current design for a memorial honoring President Eisenhower, sending the concept back to its architects for revisions. The National Capital Planning Commission voted 7-3 to endorse its staff's report opposing the current design. The objections focus primarily on the scale and placement of columns that would hold large stainless steel tapestries framing a memorial park honoring Eisenhower.</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/94837842/editor-s-picks-357 Editor's Picks #357 Nam Henderson 2014-03-05T19:15:00-05:00 >2014-03-08T06:36:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/17/17u7i4455bqldx8o.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The latest edition of&nbsp;<strong>Student Works:</strong>&nbsp;highlighted "<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/91390401/student-works-eidos-housing-project-gsapp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eidos</a>" a proposal for a housing complex located in East Harlem, New York, by GSAPP students Carlo Bailey and Lorenzo Villaggi.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/85/85b9iib4qxm95nvb.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Plus, Archinect launched a new a new feature series, highlighting some of the more ambitious and intriguing workshops out there. <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/94360340/prototyping-tiny-house-design-workshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The inaugural issue features the Tiny House Design workshop, put on by Boneyard Studios in Washington, DC.</a></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o2/o2vtt1pabo2hfczt.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/94437641/zaha-hadid-defends-qatar-world-cup-role-following-migrant-worker-deaths" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Guardian published Zaha Hadid&rsquo;s defense, regarding her role in Qatar World Cup following migrant worker deaths</a>. <strong>vado retro</strong> was basically in agreement &ldquo;<em>she is absolutely correct architects are not responsible for job site safety and if architects become involved, even by commenting as to what should be done to remedy the situation, then the architect opens him/herself to liability claims...before condemning her comments it might be of some value to review Article 10 of A201 General Conditions of the Contract for Construction</em>&rdquo;</p><p><strong>Nice</strong> suggested &ldquo;<em>We all know Zaha is not at fa...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/94502911/frank-gehry-rebuffs-pleas-to-revise-eisenhower-memorial-designs Frank Gehry rebuffs pleas to revise Eisenhower memorial designs Archinect 2014-02-27T15:35:00-05:00 >2014-03-05T18:17:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/af/af8f51174f7f1a4cf0d36228baf77fb4.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Commission of Fine Arts [...] has praised Gehry&rsquo;s designs in the past but asked him to consider minor revisions. [...] In response, Gehry submitted a redesign that incorporates a few dozen more trees &ndash; but left the basic components of the memorial untouched. Gehry did not attend the presentation of the new designs last week, and an architect at his firm said: &ldquo;We are staying with the overall big ideas for the project.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/45183/eisenhower-memorial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93644080/gehry-worst-living-architect-reasonable-critique-or-typical-gizmodo-link-bait Gehry worst living architect? Reasonable critique or typical Gizmodo link bait? Archinect 2014-02-16T11:31:00-05:00 >2014-02-21T22:20:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0c/0c6e5c3d902a88b6732e633cb2925926.jpg" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>His work is badly constructed, ravey-balls hair metal, a C.C. DeVille guitar solo that cannot&mdash;will not&mdash;end until the billionaire clients who keep paying for this shit can be stopped.</p></em><br /><br /><p>I guess this is what you get when you put a decent writer in charge of driving traffic.</p><p>CPM = 1 / Journalism = 0</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93393291/billy-al-bengston-and-frank-gehry-discuss-their-1968-collaboration-at-lacma Billy Al Bengston and Frank Gehry discuss their 1968 collaboration at LACMA Metropolitan Monk 2014-02-11T18:54:00-05:00 >2014-02-17T20:23:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/id/idawhzgdx4298i02.jpg" width="514" height="372" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 1968, artist Billy Al Bengston enlisted the help of Frank Gehry to design the LACMA exhibition&rsquo;s scenography [...] East of Borneo publishes a conversation between the two: FG: I was a hanger-on to the art scene because the architects that I was collegiate with at the time thought I was nuts. Even my friends at the time and those who are still my friends thought I was weird, but I didn&rsquo;t know I was weird. And when the art guys embraced me, I was declared weird by association probably.</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/92796304/editor-s-picks-353 Editor's Picks #353 Nam Henderson 2014-02-05T14:37:00-05:00 >2014-02-05T21:31:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lw/lw7ccxuif7xx8c7v.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the latest edition of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Working out of the Box</a>,&nbsp;Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/92243101/working-out-of-the-box-miguel-mckelvey" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">talked with Miguel McKelvey, Co-Founder &amp; Chief Creative Officer at </a><a href="http://wework.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WeWork</a>.&nbsp;He just so happened to study architecture at University of Oregon with Paul Petrunia, Archinect's founder!</p><p>Mr. McKelvey explains "<em>I have applied what I learned in architecture to pretty much every aspect of building a business - and for the right person, I would make the argument that architecture is a better preparation for being an entrepreneur than business school is</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o7/o7qgk0h3tu4g1j0b.jpg"></p><p>Meanwhile edition #6 of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/354209/screen-print" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Screen/Print </a>an experiment in translation across media, highlights <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/91708100/screen-print-6-monu-s-greater-urbanism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MONU's 19th issue, Greater Urbanism</a>.</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6i/6id7eg6c7jl7jdqi.jpg"><br>Archinect contributors / <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/87291/parsons-the-new-school-for-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Parsons</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92379152/elizabeth-diller-moma-discuss-expansion-and-folk-museum-s-demolition-with-slice-of-ny-architectural-community" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> MArch students </a><a href="http://archinect.com/ayeshaghosh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ayesha Ghosh</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92379152/elizabeth-diller-moma-discuss-expansion-and-folk-museum-s-demolition-with-slice-of-ny-architectural-community" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> and Alex Stewart attended a panel discussion regarding MoMA expansion and Folk Museum demolition</a>. The event was hosted jointly by the <a href="http://archleague.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League</a>, the <a href="http://mas.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Municipal Art Society</a>, and the <a href="http://main.aiany.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA's New York chapter</a>&nbsp;and everyone in the audience missed the State of the Union address.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/up/uppm5fupxtq0xg8o.jpg"></p><p>Ayesha and Alex...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92304250/berlin-hopes-germany-s-tallest-residential-tower-has-the-bilbao-effect Berlin hopes Germany's tallest residential tower has the 'Bilbao effect' Alexander Walter 2014-01-28T14:38:00-05:00 >2014-02-03T19:20:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7m/7mrdkw2rm0mm3xom.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The tallest residential block in Germany is to rise up next to Berlin's needle-like TV tower by 2017. Designed by the US architect Frank Gehry and paid for by US real estate firm Hines, the 150-metre (492ft) building on Alexanderplatz will have 39 floors, with about 300 apartments, restaurants, a hotel and a spa. [...] Nonetheless, the city senate's building director, Regula L&uuml;scher, welcomed the plans for "an extremely striking new landmark".</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/91389596/redesigned-grand-avenue-project-wins-l-a-county-supervisors-blessing Redesigned Grand Avenue project wins L.A. County supervisors' blessing Archinect 2014-01-16T18:29:00-05:00 >2014-01-18T20:13:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2b/2b21f26dbb4406f0a35db395b8f1312a.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Los Angeles County supervisors gave their blessing Tuesday to a reimagined design for a proposed mix of high-end apartments, businesses and public space across from Walt Disney Concert Hall. The $750-million plan to redevelop that portion of downtown's Grand Avenue nearly screeched to a halt in September, when a panel of city and county representatives overseeing the project rejected the design presented by developer Related Cos.</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/88985154/frank-gehry-designs-new-alexander-calder-show-at-lacma Frank Gehry designs new Alexander Calder show at LACMA Archinect 2013-12-16T13:55:00-05:00 >2013-12-23T18:41:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/df/df1ddf611a3375c17ff912e7bef1db9a.jpg" width="514" height="372" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;I always remember the Calder show at the Guggenheim in New York,&rdquo; Gehry told LA Confidential, &ldquo;and how the work responded to the curves of the museum. It was spectacular. LACMA didn&rsquo;t have such a space for the show, so we designed one. I hope to at least give the art its individual space and let the architecture help reveal the dynamism of each piece.&rdquo;</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/87928096/on-the-ground-ucla-s-new-ideas-campus On the Ground: UCLA's new IDEAS campus Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-12-03T19:12:00-05:00 >2013-12-19T02:25:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bu/buwpfnke2yzgu85k.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Archinect recently took a field trip to Playa Vista, a quiet community minutes from the ocean in west Los Angeles, to check out UCLA&rsquo;s new satellite architecture campus, IDEAS. Entirely housed within a 13,000sqft airplane hangar, the campus is used by architecture students in the university&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.aud.ucla.edu/programs/m_arch_ii_degree_1.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SUPRASTUDIO</a> program, a one-year MArch II that pairs students with industry and non-profit leaders to focus on an advanced research project. Since its first run in 2008, SUPRASTUDIO has tripled in size and offerings, now composed of 41 students working in studios led by Gehry Partners/Gehry Technologies, Greg Lynn, and Thom Mayne/The Now Institute.</p> <p> A far cry from the hilly green labyrinth of UCLA&rsquo;s Westwood campus, the IDEAS hangar formerly belonged to famed aviation magnate Howard Hughes, and now plays neighbor to Los Angeles&rsquo; YouTube Space (and nearby Google in Venice). The Playa Vista community is still very new, first developed in the early aughts as part of President Bill Clinton&rsquo;s init...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87932929/interview-frank-gehry Interview: Frank Gehry Archinect 2013-12-02T19:46:00-05:00 >2013-12-09T19:55:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/26/264ab4f0b9b589c1e656b1b350b8c129.jpg" width="514" height="232" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>He is grouchy, says a man who knows Frank Gehry well, when I ask him what to expect of my meeting with the architect. Grouchy, but sweet. I bear those words in mind as I am introduced to Gehry in the office of his Los Angeles studio, and explain in a super-polite way my role as the FT&rsquo;s arts writer.</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/87376639/new-designs-unveiled-by-frank-gehry-for-la-s-storied-grand-ave-project New designs unveiled by Frank Gehry for LA's storied Grand Ave. project Justine Testado 2013-11-25T17:42:00-05:00 >2013-12-02T23:07:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j5/j5zkd89ifnv14yh9.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In the latest development of this ongoing story, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/31717720/related-companies" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Related Companies</a> submitted the new conceptual plan designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry Partners</a> to the Los Angeles Grand Avenue Authority earlier today, Nov. 25. The $650 million development addresses the three-acre block across the Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall, atop Grand Ave. between 1st and 2nd St. in Downtown L.A.</p> <p> Here are more details about the new plan:</p> <p> "Related Companies today submitted a new conceptual plan designed by Architect Frank Gehry for Parcel Q of the Grand Avenue project to the Los Angeles Grand Avenue Authority, a Joint Powers Authority of the County of Los Angeles and CRA/LA Successor Agency.&nbsp; The plan addresses the three-acre block directly opposite Gehry&rsquo;s Walt Disney Concert Hall. It integrates retail shops and restaurants with a hotel and a residential tower set within expansive public spaces that connect gracefully to Grand Avenue and surrounding streets.</p> <p> The conceptual plan designed by Gehry Partners weaves...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87383871/infamous-gehry-client-peter-lewis-passes-away-at-age-80 Infamous Gehry client Peter Lewis passes away at age 80. Gregory Walker 2013-11-25T17:23:00-05:00 >2013-12-02T23:12:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o3/o3ets9dhxqsd0c5v.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Mr. Lewis had been a fan of Mr. Gehry&rsquo;s work for years, and the men collaborated in the 1980s on a dream home for Mr. Lewis in suburban Cleveland, but their plans went comically awry. They could not agree on what the home should look like, and after 11 years of discussions, with the proposed budget reaching $82 million, Mr. Lewis called off the project."</p></em><br /><br /><p> In the course of a career, there are usually one or two true patrons who emerge as a catalyst for propelling one's artistic direction into new territories. For Frank Gehry, Peter Lewis was one of those patrons.&nbsp;</p> <p> As the client for his <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMrptF9HoAk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lewis house</a> (1984-1995) and the funder for the <a href="http://weatherhead.case.edu/about/facilities/lewis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Lewis Building</a> at Case Western Reserve University, Peter Lewis gave Gehry both the financial freedom and impetus to evolve his formal language into what can be described as his 'mature' phase. His patronage also gave Gehry the ability to work out the complex issues surrounding Catia and the implementation of the computer systems in his office, tools which would be essential in helping make the Guggenheim Bilbao financially feasible. <a href="http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/329.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An exhibition</a> at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2009 explored the impact this unbuilt house had on Gehry's career trajectory.&nbsp;</p> <p> Whatever your thoughts on Gehry's work, it's time to take a moment, step back, and acknowledge the type of client we'd all love to have.....</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85993696/facebook-hires-architect-frank-gehry-for-dublin-london-offices Facebook hires architect Frank Gehry for Dublin, London offices Archinect 2013-11-07T15:19:00-05:00 >2013-11-11T21:12:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c7/c7164175bff77f1736bdfd4afdfee782.jpg" width="514" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Facebook is taking its friendship with Frank Gehry across the Atlantic, reportedly signing the Los Angeles architect to work on new office space in Dublin, Ireland, where the company already has a major presence. He will also design new office space for Facebook in London.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/74569090/facebook-s-positive-experience-with-gehry-in-california-leads-to-commission-to-design-new-nyc-office" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook's positive experience with Gehry in California leads to commission to design new NYC office</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/84849963/frank-gehry-s-iconic-disney-concert-hall-turns-10 Frank Gehry's iconic Disney Concert Hall turns 10 Alexander Walter 2013-10-23T18:38:00-04:00 >2013-10-28T21:38:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/75/752c8702470004a8128f3ff4cf44693a.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Now known worldwide for its trademark curves, it's nearly impossible to imagine anybody but Frank Gehry designing Disney Hall. One critic recently lauded the exuberance of the building's design and "The way it seems eager to expand outward like a bunch of balloons in a child's fist." Gehry called it a sailing ship. &ldquo;I like the image of it as something moving. Our culture is so filled with movement compared to a hundred years ago. Everything is moving or flying," said Gehry.</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/84837877/gehry-and-foster-selected-to-design-phase-3-at-battersea-power-station Gehry and Foster selected to design Phase 3 at Battersea Power Station Archinect 2013-10-23T15:00:00-04:00 >2013-10-28T22:20:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/te/teq8le4mq5luoxk5.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On behalf of the shareholders of Battersea Power Station, Battersea Power Station Development Company announces that Gehry Partners and Foster + Partners, two of the world&rsquo;s most innovative and renowned architectural practices have been chosen to design Phase 3 at Battersea Power Station. This will be architect Frank Gehry&rsquo;s first building in London.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Phase 3 will be one of the most exciting areas of the Battersea Power Station development, otherwise known as the High Street. Being a retail pedestrian street it is the gateway to the entire development and the new Northern Line extension. Phase 3 will comprise two residential development zones located either side of the High Street. Both architectural practices are collaborating on the High Street; Gehry Partners is designing the residential buildings to the east of the High Street, with Foster + Partners designing the residential buildings to the west. In total, Phase 3 will comprise 1200 residential units, a 200 room hotel overlooking both the town square and the Power Station, 350,000 sq. ft. of retail and restaurant space, a 15,000 sq. ft. library and further leisure space.</p> <p> Frank Gehry, founder of Gehry Partners commented;<br> &ldquo;Gehry Partners is honored to have this wonderful opportunity to collaborate with our respected colleagues Foster + Partners on this seriously importan...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/84300873/gehry-and-salonen-discuss-ten-years-of-music-at-disney-concert-hall Gehry and Salonen discuss ten years of music at Disney Concert Hall Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-10-16T16:15:00-04:00 >2013-10-23T18:29:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cj/cjtn7inbcq8037k1.jpg" width="514" height="255" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> To celebrate Disney Hall&rsquo;s tenth anniversary, architect Frank Gehry and Conductor Laureate for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Esa-Pekka Salonen reminisced on the building&rsquo;s inspiration last night, at a <a href="http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs/detail/program_id/1918" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">discussion held at the Hammer Museum</a>. Co-hosted by the LA Phil, far from the actual concert hall and its spotty downtown L.A. environs, the discussion&rsquo;s moderator Nicolai Ouroussoff (former architecture critic for the <em>New York Times</em>) tried to tease out the relationship between architecture and music. While Salonen touched upon questions of classical music&rsquo;s relevance, Gehry didn&rsquo;t delve too deeply into the particulars of his design.</p> <p> As Music Director for the LA Philharmonic from 1992-2009, Salonen oversaw the orchestra during its transition from the slightly-stuffy Dorothy Chandler Pavilion over to Disney Hall, and is highly regarded for whipping the Philharmonic into shape as a progressive and formidable cultural institution. The trajectory of the LA Phil is largely wrapped up in b...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/81133079/nearly-10-years-old-disney-hall-needs-upgrades Nearly 10 years old, Disney Hall needs upgrades Archinect 2013-09-05T13:29:00-04:00 >2013-09-10T13:58:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/96/965421734e90664f552d05b14feae1a0.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Panicky cost-cutting measures during construction left out elements that would have made the exterior and lobby more dazzling and the hall more flexible. The Music Center, which maintains the hall, seems in danger of taking the venue for granted, not eager to invest in it when it can bask in glory by doing nothing. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is planning a subway line under the hall, raising concerns that train vibrations will spoil the sound.</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/81054999/obama-names-critic-of-gehry-s-design-to-eisenhower-memorial-commission-to-oversee-dc-project Obama names critic of Gehry’s design to Eisenhower Memorial Commission to oversee DC project Archinect 2013-09-04T13:07:00-04:00 >2013-09-10T13:23:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eb/eb58f6c59855e7594bc91a06caf49e05.jpg" width="337" height="404" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>President Barack Obama is appointing a known critic of the planned Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial design to serve on the federal commission that oversees the project. The White House announced Obama&rsquo;s intent to appoint former National Endowment for the Humanities chairman Bruce Cole last month, but it drew little attention while Congress was in recess. Cole led the humanities endowment under former President George W. Bush.</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/79464626/moma-releases-young-frank-architect-storybook MoMA releases "Young Frank, Architect" storybook Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-08-14T18:41:00-04:00 >2013-08-19T23:18:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ib/ibeucmx7n2023c2o.jpg" width="514" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Young Frank sees creative possibilities everywhere, and likes to use anything he can get his hands on&mdash;macaroni, old boxes, spoons, and sometimes even his dog, Eddie&mdash;to create things like chairs out of toilet paper rolls and twisting skyscrapers made up of his grandfather&rsquo;s books. But Old Frank is skeptical; he doesn&rsquo;t think that&rsquo;s how REAL architects make things.</p></em><br /><br /><p> &#8203;MoMA's new children's book, <em>Young Frank, Architect</em> tells the story of a budding architect living with his architect grandfather in modern-day New York City. Hoping to give a lesson in design professionalism, Old Frank takes Young Frank on a trip to MoMA, where they find inspiration in their kindred Franks (Gehry and Lloyd Wright). Written and illustrated by <a href="http://www.vivaandco.com/work/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Viva</a> (whose graphical work has been featured by&nbsp;<em>The New York Times,&nbsp;</em><em>The New Yorker,&nbsp;</em>Le Creuset and PUBLIC Bikes), <em>Young Frank, Architect</em> is a gorgeous example of multi-layered children's storytelling -- part showcase of MoMA's architecture and design collection, and part allegory for architectural innovation (with perhaps a bit borrowed from the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/07/how-to-land-your-kid-in-therapy/308555/?single_page=true" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">cult of self-esteem</a>).</p> <p> <em>Young Frank, Architect </em>is on sale exclusively through the <a href="http://www.momastore.org/museum/moma/ProductDisplay_Young%20Frank%20Architect_10451_10001_162154_-1_26683_11486_162167" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA store</a>, until its wide-release in September.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/79291468/a-blast-from-the-past-2-which-way-to-the-future A Blast from the Past 2: Which Way To The Future Orhan Ayyüce 2013-08-12T14:38:00-04:00 >2013-08-14T11:51:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fc/fcg6xd9cxrkx5ufn.jpg" width="514" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Shelly Kappe moderates a panel consisting of Charles Moore, Frank Gehry, Helmut Schulitz, Peter de Bretteville, Roland Coate, and Glen Small. They discuss their ideas about the future. This Fall 1976 series was supported by a grant from the Graham Foundation. Moore emphasizes the importance of the past.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>Gehry proposes new material possibilities. Schulitz questions the values of contemporary commercial society. De Bretteville discusses complexity and its various forms in architecture. Coate discusses diversity in the world of architecture, proposing that the discipline of architecture will cross traditional boundaries and link with other fields and disciplines, citing Christo, Robert Irwin, and Frank Gehry. Small teases his fellow panelists and labels each with a nickname. He discusses his work on the Biomorphic Biosphere. The tape ends before he finishes.</em></p> <p> You can fast forward to Glen Small at 53:50 or browse the video in its entirety.&nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92993/a-blast-from-the-past-1-move-sites-of-trauma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Blast from the Past 1: MOVE : Sites of Trauma</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78229489/perfectly-frank-la-s-most-acclaimed-architect-muses-on-missed-opportunities Perfectly Frank - LA's most acclaimed architect muses on missed opportunities Alexander Walter 2013-07-29T18:40:00-04:00 >2013-08-05T19:47:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ab/abin3g2niuygxffk.jpg" width="200" height="299" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Los Angeles doesn&rsquo;t take architecture seriously,&rdquo; he says, &ldquo;though I guess you could say that about most cities.&rdquo; &ldquo;What about Disney Hall?&rdquo; I ask. "That&rsquo;s just one building,&rdquo; he says with amusement. There is nothing peevish in his attitude toward this place. He is a fan, waxing a bit protective of our image: &ldquo;It&rsquo;s easy from outside to portray us as La-La Land, still easy for Europeans to come here and make jokes about us.&rdquo;</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/77134030/national-art-museum-of-china-entry-by-gehry-partners National Art Museum of China Entry by Gehry Partners Alexander Walter 2013-07-15T14:04:00-04:00 >2013-07-25T14:22:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/10/10kin63r0wjqmy7d.jpg" width="514" height="307" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gehry Partners has sent us detailed information about their entry to last summer's most buzzed about architectural competition, the National Art Museum of China in Beijing. Gehry's beautiful NAMOC entry made it all the way to the final of three competition rounds and found itself in lofty company with submissions from fellow Pritzker Prize winners Zaha Hadid and Jean Nouvel.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The project is currently being exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles as part of MOCA's exhibition <em><a href="http://www.moca.org/museum/exhibitiondetail.php?&amp;id=473" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A New Sculpturalism: Contemporary Architecture from Southern California</a></em>.</p> <p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/77906976/jean-nouvel-confirmed-as-winner-of-the-national-art-museum-of-china-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jean Nouvel Confirmed as Winner of the National Art Museum of China Competition</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/76626689/editor-s-picks-323 Editor's Picks #323 Nam Henderson 2013-07-09T12:56:00-04:00 >2013-07-09T13:42:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7n/7nh73bqhz9jmvdjo.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>News</strong></p> <p> <br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/76257599/epiphanies-from-frank-gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Benjamin Paulker interviewed Frank Gehry for Foreign Policy</a>&nbsp;regarding his first project in the Arab World.&nbsp;<strong>sameolddoctor</strong> was amused "<em>It is funny that Gehry thinks of himself as a humanitarian</em>"&nbsp;but <strong>pvbeeber</strong> wondered "<em>Not sure why everyone is giving him such a hard time.&nbsp; What other architects working in the Middle East would hire a human rights lawyer to make sure that workers are treated fairly?&nbsp; Gehry's also one of the few starchitects who bothers to pay his interns</em>".</p> <p> <strong>citizen</strong> took exception to the "<em>Epiphanies from Frank Gehry</em>" title "<em>I'm not giving FOG a hard time.&nbsp; Bully for him...I'm giving the Archinect editors --with whom I generally concur, but who often title these little pieces ridiculously-- the hard time</em>". However as <a href="http://archinect.com/ryangriffin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ryan Griffin</a>&nbsp;noted "<em>citizen.... the title given to this page is the title of the article to which it is referring...</em>"</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/76247749/la-times-christopher-hawthorne-calls-moca-s-revamped-architecture-show-a-model-of-insularity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christopher Hawthorne&nbsp;</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/76247749/la-times-christopher-hawthorne-calls-moca-s-revamped-architecture-show-a-model-of-insularity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reviewed the new architecture exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art</a> - concluding "<em>When architects de...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/76265329/editor-s-picks-322 Editor's Picks #322 Nam Henderson 2013-07-02T12:00:00-04:00 >2013-07-02T19:37:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7u/7uilorsqi5sp2ft8.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>News</strong><br> RIP - <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/75795477/henning-larsen-dies-at-87" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Iconic Danish architect Henning Larsen died in his sleep in his home in Copenhagen on Saturday, June 22, 2013. Henning Larsen was 87 years old</a>.</p> <p> Lonnae O'Neal Parker of the Washington Post reported that after 14 years in the making and despite recent protests over the Gehry design, the Eisenhower Memorial Commission voted "<em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/75794771/updated-frank-gehry-design-for-eisenhower-memorial-approved-by-commission" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">to move forward with the Frank Gehry-designed memorial to the 34th president</a></em>".&nbsp;<strong>have</strong> cheered "<em>Hopefully the pious "National" Civic Art Society can now go bankrupt. LOL!</em>"</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;posted a link to <a href="http://occupygeziarchitecture.tumblr.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#occupygeziarchitecture</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/75806811/occupygezi-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&nbsp;</a>where a group of architects are documenting the temporary structures that were destroyed by the police in Gezi&nbsp;Park, Istanbul.&nbsp;The group explains "<em>The protests in Istanbul indicated one simple thing for architects (designers?): We need new definitions for architecture in situations when architecture is removed from architects.Each unique structure that we encounter in the streets and Gezi Park has its own in-situ design and impl...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/76257599/epiphanies-from-frank-gehry Epiphanies from Frank Gehry Archinect 2013-07-01T20:54:00-04:00 >2013-07-09T21:38:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/54/549170ebfc8f5c4e0716f82e5c8a1a4b.jpg" width="300" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We hired a human rights lawyer from Human Rights Watch when we started on the Abu Dhabi project. Both we and our client were interested in making sure the project was in the clear. There was a time when they were being beat up on for the conditions of temporary workers. And they did something about it: They built relatively comfortable camps. These issues are important to me when I take a project.</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>