Archinect - News 2014-12-22T02:12:08-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/115192481/frank-gehry-is-right-98-of-architecture-today-has-no-respect-for-humanity Frank Gehry Is Right: 98% Of Architecture Today 'Has No Respect For Humanity' Alexander Walter 2014-12-04T14:27:00-05:00 >2014-12-11T21:44:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uk/ukezzluq1fb6i16w.jpg" width="514" height="381" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The architect, who implicitly exempted himself from that 98%, might have been arrogant, but that doesn&rsquo;t mean he wasn&rsquo;t right. [...] many if not most buildings are the work of contractors, not architects, and that this has been and will likely always be the case. Unfortunately, architectural education and criticism tends to focus on important buildings at the expense of the common and ordinary.</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/114577094/can-beautiful-architecture-inspire-americans-to-become-good-citizens Can beautiful architecture inspire Americans to become good citizens? Alexander Walter 2014-11-26T14:04:00-05:00 >2014-12-04T22:36:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1r/1rxuhi4mot67mdbh.jpg" width="514" height="247" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A hundred and some years ago, an aesthetic force called the City Beautiful movement professed the theory that grand public buildings, lovely civic palaces, could inspire Americans to become good citizens. [...] Since the 1960s, though, it seems as if great civic architecture has become an embarrassment. Politicians who love to cut ribbons find it hard to justify paying for beautiful on top of functional. The result is a style I call Sunbelt Stalinism [...].</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/114574679/frank-gehry-defends-mad-s-design-for-lucas-museum Frank Gehry defends MAD's design for Lucas Museum Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-11-26T13:25:00-05:00 >2014-11-27T22:53:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0e/0ef638dc5a4c4d1c375affec6b7b3297.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The work presented for the Lucas Museum has precedent. It's not just out of the blue; it is something that has been in the air for many years. [...] I would hope that the people of Chicago take the proper time to review the Lucas Museum. I also hope that they will give the client and the architects sufficient time to develop the project &mdash; to work with the city and the public to evolve the design. Please do not dismiss it because it doesn't look like something you've never seen before.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a title="Lucas museum faces lawsuit from Friends of the Parks" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113578619/lucas-museum-faces-lawsuit-from-friends-of-the-parks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucas museum faces lawsuit from Friends of the Parks</a>;&nbsp;<a title="How the Lucas Museum Design Will Change Chicago's Lakefront - Rendering Reveals" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112881489/how-the-lucas-museum-design-will-change-chicago-s-lakefront-rendering-reveals" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How the Lucas Museum Design Will Change Chicago's Lakefront - Rendering Reveals</a>;&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a title="George Lucas announces MAD and Studio Gang as architects for his Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105242532/george-lucas-announces-mad-and-studio-gang-as-architects-for-his-museum-of-narrative-art-in-chicago" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">George Lucas announces MAD and Studio Gang as architects for his Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113498244/frank-gehry-at-uts-a-first-look-inside-dr-chau-chak-wing-building Frank Gehry at UTS: a first look inside Dr Chau Chak wing building Alexander Walter 2014-11-12T14:05:00-05:00 >2014-11-13T19:35:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c6/c635a2b92d4070b425a0682da198ea11.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architect Frank Gehry courts curves and controversy, and the deputy vice-chancellor of UTS admits to a degree of trepidation. A first look inside reveals whether those fears were justified [...] The city&rsquo;s first building by the controversial architect is part of a larger $1.1bn masterplan for the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), but is already attracting a lot of attention.</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/113112077/architecture-s-new-age Architecture’s New Age Alexander Walter 2014-11-07T13:56:00-05:00 >2014-11-07T17:17:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3e/3e72c311f2ba46c825b3a860c8ad3e63.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>IS THE NEW ARCHITECTURAL century still stuck in the end of the last one? Yes, but not for long. Asked to take stock of their discipline, architects largely agree that one era is winding down and another is beginning. [...] &ldquo;The time of the grand sculptural building is over,&rdquo; says Mr. Sauerbruch, looking back on what he calls architecture&rsquo;s &ldquo;Mannerist period,&rdquo; symbolized by figures such as Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid.</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/112337952/famous-architects-flipping-the-bird Famous architects flipping the bird Archinect 2014-10-28T13:44:00-04:00 >2014-12-08T18:53:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1n/1n28x1ew7daug7rm.jpg" width="514" height="516" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It was just a matter of time before this Tumblr emerged... feeding off the buzz of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111961395/frank-gehry-gives-the-crowd-a-piece-of-his-mind-and-his-middle-finger" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry losing his cool</a> the other day, "<a href="http://supportingfrankgehry.tumblr.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Supporting Frank Owen Gehry</a>"</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112337949/picasso-museum-reopens-after-five-year-renovation Picasso Museum reopens after five-year renovation Alexander Walter 2014-10-28T13:38:00-04:00 >2014-10-29T21:43:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8d/8db65c8821200f5dc9bb88513b0cd063.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One of the most popular museums in Paris, the Picasso Museum, reopens on Saturday after a five-year closure for a costly and controversial renovation. [...] In the run-up to the big day, Lebon has been busy conducting VIP tours. Among his guests: the American architect Frank Gehry, whose monumental Louis Vuitton art foundation has just opened on the other side of Paris. "I am not here to criticise the architecture, but to praise the painting - which is of course phenomenal," says Gehry.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111797408/an-architect-s-big-parisian-moment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An Architect&rsquo;s Big Parisian Moment</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112260775/law-breakers-prize-winners-bird-flippers-weekly-news-round-up-for-october-20-2014 Law breakers, prize winners, bird flippers: Weekly News Round-Up for October 20, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-10-27T17:53:00-04:00 >2014-10-29T22:14:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lj/ljpyleaaoybcxsmn.jpg" width="514" height="311" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Friday, October 24:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Architecture in Flux: Reporting from ACADIA Conference, Day 1" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112032093/architecture-in-flux-reporting-from-acadia-conference-day-1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture in Flux: Reporting from ACADIA Conference, Day 1</a>: The Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture has changed a lot since its inception in the early 1980s; the conference takes a look at the present moment of "digital design" practice, while that term still exists.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Thursday, October 23:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Frank Gehry gives the crowd a piece of his mind (and his middle finger)" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111961395/frank-gehry-gives-the-crowd-a-piece-of-his-mind-and-his-middle-finger" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry gives the crowd a piece of his mind (and his middle finger)</a>: At a press conference in Oviedo, Spain, in response to a reporter's insinuation that his architecture was "showy". Frank Gehry is 85 years old.&nbsp;</li><li><a title="Keep Portland Architecture Weird!: Episode 3 of Archinect Sessions out now" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111882633/keep-portland-architecture-weird-episode-3-of-archinect-sessions-out-now" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Keep Portland Architecture Weird!: Episode 3 of Archinect Sessions out now</a>: Feat. special guest <a href="https://twitter.com/brianlibby" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brian Libby</a>, we discuss the trials and tribulations of Michael Graves' Portland Building, and&nbsp;<em>The</em>&nbsp;<em>Guardian</em>'s speculations on Obama's presidential library.&nbsp;</li><li><a title="Denver's Union Station is lacking diversity and local critic places the blame on the architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111950133/denver-s-union-station-is-lacking-diversity-and-local-critic-places-the-blame-on-the-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Denver's Union Station is lacking diversity and local critic places the blame on the architecture</a>: The&nbsp;<em>Denver Post</em>'s fine arts critic sees a lack of diversity at Union Station's multi-use redesign, and...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/111961395/frank-gehry-gives-the-crowd-a-piece-of-his-mind-and-his-middle-finger Frank Gehry gives the crowd a piece of his mind (and his middle finger) Archinect 2014-10-23T16:20:00-04:00 >2014-10-29T22:08:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f1/f1db358f511362ac865d9a96e8b05ad4.jpg" width="514" height="381" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The crowd fell silent as the Great Gehry replied by slowly curling his hand into a fist and extending his middle finger towards the sky. The moderator asked for the next question. But Gehry was not finished, according to El Mundo (translated back into English by our own Jesus Diaz):</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>Let me tell you one thing. In this world we are living in, 98 percent of everything that is built and designed today is pure shit. There's no sense of design, no respect for humanity or for anything else. They are damn buildings and that's it. Once in a while, however, there's a small group of people who does something special. Very few. But good god, leave us alone! We are dedicated to our work. I don't ask for work. I don't have a publicist. I'm not waiting for anyone to call me. I work with clients who respect the art of architecture. Therefore, please don't ask questions as stupid as that one.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111797408/an-architect-s-big-parisian-moment An Architect’s Big Parisian Moment Alexander Walter 2014-10-21T13:31:00-04:00 >2014-10-21T21:07:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b1/b1c87e26352d2acec2040ff4bc37064d.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a cultural twofer that makes it Frank Gehry week here, the Louis Vuitton Foundation, a private cultural center and contemporary-art museum designed by Mr. Gehry, had its official inaugural ceremony on Monday, attended by the French president, Fran&ccedil;ois Hollande. At the same time, the Pompidou Center across town is giving Mr. Gehry, based in Los Angeles, a major career retrospective, his first in Europe.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102640738/gehry-designed-fondation-louis-vuitton-to-open-this-october" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry-designed Fondation Louis Vuitton to open this October</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111194897/museum-directors-hated-bilbao ‘Museum directors hated Bilbao’ Alexander Walter 2014-10-13T18:00:00-04:00 >2014-10-15T23:18:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b3/b3b2b3bf00eca92c38b33ed61dc7368e.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At 85, the architect Frank Gehry has neither stopped building nor started repeating himself and this month offers plenty of proof. Besides the unveiling of the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, which he designed for the billionaire Bernard Arnault, the explosively coloured Biomuseo in Panama opened on 2 October followed by a retrospective at the Centre Pompidou, which opened on Wednesday, 8 October (until 26 January 2015). Gehry dispels some common misconceptions about his museum designs.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102640738/gehry-designed-fondation-louis-vuitton-to-open-this-october" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry-designed Fondation Louis Vuitton to open this October</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110647923/big-businesses-and-baby-steps-weekly-news-round-up-for-september-22-and-29-2014 Big businesses and baby steps: Weekly News Round-Up for September 22 and 29, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-10-06T18:43:00-04:00 >2014-10-09T12:43:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j6/j6zjj16d78davkxy.jpg" width="514" height="486" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Friday, October 3:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Eisenhower Memorial clears key hurdle on Gehry design" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110427299/eisenhower-memorial-clears-key-hurdle-on-gehry-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eisenhower Memorial clears key hurdle on Gehry design</a>: In a positive step for the Memorial's Approving Process Odyssey,&nbsp;the National Capital Planning Commission&nbsp;has OK'd the Commission on Fine Arts (the other federal body that must approve the design) to vote on the Memorial.</li><li><a title="Where are the women? Measuring progress on gender in architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110407197/where-are-the-women-measuring-progress-on-gender-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Where are the women? Measuring progress on gender in architecture</a>: A series of infographics on the representation of women in architectural practice and education, courtesy of <a href="http://archinect.com/ACSA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ACSA</a>.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Wednesday, October 1:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Guggenheim plans New York expansion&hellip; again" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110274682/guggenheim-plans-new-york-expansion-again" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guggenheim plans New York expansion&hellip; again</a>: Not for more art space (Gehry tried that before) but for offices.</li><li><a title="Zaera-Polo steps down as dean of Princeton's School of Architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110250557/zaera-polo-steps-down-as-dean-of-princeton-s-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaera-Polo steps down as dean of Princeton's School of Architecture</a>: From the press release: "the school's former dean, Professor Stanley T. Allen, will serve as acting dean until a permanent successor is appointed and that Professor Allen will chair the search for the new dean."</li><li><a title="Tiny Spanish Island to be First Energy Self-Sufficient Island" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110234469/tiny-spanish-island-to-be-first-energy-self-sufficient-island" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tiny Spanish Island to be First Energy Self-Sufficient Island</a>: The 10,000 population island will use renewable e...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/109559938/geniuses-money-and-monuments-weekly-news-round-up-for-september-15-2014 Geniuses, money and monuments: Weekly News Round-Up for September 15, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-22T20:47:00-04:00 >2014-09-23T12:52:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cn/cnxw8zqj11bzsbmj.jpg" width="514" height="686" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Saturday, September 20</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="NYC's historic 190 Bowery part of massive buy-up by developer RFR Holdings" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109353010/nyc-s-historic-190-bowery-part-of-massive-buy-up-by-developer-rfr-holdings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYC's historic 190 Bowery part of massive buy-up by developer RFR Holdings</a>: RFR plans to spend upwards of $900M on property and land purchases by the end of 2014. One of its recent buys included the former "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109347390/life-in-the-bowery-s-72-room-bohemian-dream-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">72-room&nbsp;bohemian dream house</a>" at 190 Bowery.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Friday, September 19</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="MacArthur Fellow Rick Lowe Reclaims Urban Neighborhoods Through Art" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109342572/macarthur-fellow-rick-lowe-reclaims-urban-neighborhoods-through-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MacArthur Fellow Rick Lowe Reclaims Urban Neighborhoods Through Art</a>: Lowe is currently a resident at Philadelphia's Pearl Street Project, which aims at making dimly-lit alleyways more safe. He is also the founder of Houston's Project Row Houses.</li><li><p><a title="Zaha Hadid launches luxury homeware range with Harrods" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109343375/zaha-hadid-launches-luxury-homeware-range-with-harrods" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid launches luxury homeware range with Harrods</a>: Pieces include a&nbsp;&pound;9,999 serving platter, &pound;43 cups and saucers,&nbsp;and&nbsp;&pound;4,860 Field of Towers chess set.</p></li><li><a title="Archinect is at the Salk Institute, covering the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture Conference" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109328885/archinect-is-at-the-salk-institute-covering-the-academy-of-neuroscience-for-architecture-conference" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect is at the Salk Institute, covering the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture Conference</a>: The three-day conference focused on topics in neuroscientific research that serve the architecture profession, including advances in mobile brain-computing interfaces and the neurological data behind a...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/109567194/watch-the-trailer-for-briefly-a-short-film-on-the-creative-brief Watch the trailer for "Briefly", a short film on the creative brief Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-22T15:18:00-04:00 >2014-09-22T15:24:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/55/55s95einjfy4q5fd.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Briefly</em>, a new documentary short film by Tom Bassett (<a href="http://bassett.tv/about/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bassett &amp; Partners</a>), explores the relationship between creative professionals and the brief. Featuring interviews with <a href="http://archinect.com/gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry</a>, Yves Behar (Fuseproject), David Rockwell&nbsp;(<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/8706/rockwell-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rockwell Group</a>), Maira Kalman, John C Jay (Weiden + Kennedy) and John Boiler (72 &amp; Sunny),&nbsp;<em>Briefly</em>&nbsp;tries to understand the secrets behind a compelling brief, and its potential to innovate.</p><p>The full film <a href="http://bassett.tv/briefly" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">will be available online</a> on September 30.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109173897/eisenhower-memorial-to-consider-plan-that-removes-most-of-frank-gehry-s-designs Eisenhower Memorial to consider plan that removes most of Frank Gehry’s designs Archinect 2014-09-17T12:41:00-04:00 >2014-09-26T17:03:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fb/fb2ea14332bb8b538524b8cec002ab3a.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Eisenhower Memorial Commission on Wednesday will review two approaches, including one that removes most of these elements. If that plan is selected, Gehry informed the commission, he will ask for his name to removed.</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/108274491/apple-2-campus-taking-shape-ncarb-names-names-and-cities-sell-out-news-round-up-for-september-2-2014 Apple 2 campus taking shape, NCARB names names, and cities sell out: News Round-Up for September 2, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-09T18:04:00-04:00 >2014-09-09T22:31:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s1/s16roovge6nuekej.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Friday, September 5:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Beijing public transit commuters can now pay fares with empty bottles" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108254401/beijing-public-transit-commuters-can-now-pay-fares-with-empty-bottles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beijing public transit commuters can now pay fares with empty bottles</a>: Beijingers can insert a recyclable bottle and receive equivalent rebates in train fares or mobile phone credits.</li><li><a title="Community Bus Stops Transform Brazil" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108252788/community-bus-stops-transform-brazil" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Community Bus Stops Transform Brazil</a>: Thousands of Brazil's bus stops are unmarked, leading fed-up residents to install their own signage under the Que &Ocirc;nibus Passa Aqui?<em>&nbsp;</em>(Which Bus Stops Here?) program, one of the world's biggest community projects.</li><li><a title="Town Becomes a Beer Ad, but Residents Don&rsquo;t Feel Like a Party" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108251985/town-becomes-a-beer-ad-but-residents-don-t-feel-like-a-party" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Town Becomes a Beer Ad, but Residents Don&rsquo;t Feel Like a Party</a>: Crested Butte, Colorado, population 1,500, was outfitted for a three-day party to publicize Bud Light, with 1,000 partiers vetted and shipped in by Anheuser-Busch. The town's Mayor agreed to host the party to the tune of $500,000, in part to help boost the town's mostly tourist economy during the difficult "shoulder" season between summer and winter.</li><li><a title="Gehry's Revised Eisenhower Memorial Loses Two Controversial Tapestries, But Concerns Remain" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108251980/gehry-s-revised-eisenhower-memorial-loses-two-controversial-tapestries-but-concerns-remain" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry's Revised Eisenhower Memorial Loses Two Controversial Tapestries, But Concerns Remain</a>: Nitpicking continues over the Memori...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/108251980/gehry-s-revised-eisenhower-memorial-loses-two-controversial-tapestries-but-concerns-remain Gehry's Revised Eisenhower Memorial Loses Two Controversial Tapestries, But Concerns Remain Alexander Walter 2014-09-05T13:36:00-04:00 >2014-09-05T13:37:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c2/c2392f48246bd2e7f4b5124c311acf1f.jpg" width="514" height="294" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] Frank Gehry has once again revised his design for a long-delayed memorial to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, removing two controversial metal tapestries that would have flanked the installation and two columns. The revised design was shown today to the National Capital Planning Commission, whose members for the most part seemed receptive to moving forward with the plan. But discussion over remaining 80-foot columns &mdash; from placement to height to necessity &mdash; hinted at possible issues.</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/108169234/frank-gehry-s-design-for-the-wtc-performing-arts-center-gets-dumped-by-officials Frank Gehry’s Design for the WTC Performing Arts Center Gets Dumped by Officials Diane Pham 2014-09-04T12:42:00-04:00 >2014-09-11T11:26:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2r/2rjyzfker5cz9w3q.jpg" width="514" height="256" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Execs of the Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center have officially shelved the starchitect&rsquo;s design planned for Ground Zero. Gehry drew up plans for the art center over a decade ago and very few moves were made to bring the project to fruition...The snub, which actually wasn&rsquo;t communicated to the architect directly, seems to not have affected him much, and he had some choice words for the board&rsquo;s President, Maggie Boepple.</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/107657832/moca-announces-new-performance-festival-for-downtown-la MOCA Announces New Performance Festival for Downtown LA Nicholas Korody 2014-08-28T21:02:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T21:02:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9z/9zlrl4joyjcvc6bz.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This month, audiences will be able to check out the first program to emerge from Vergne's nascent administration: Step and Repeat, a multidisciplinary festival of performing arts, takes place at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA over four Saturday evenings, beginning Sept. 13 [...] Step and Repeat will feature a unique nightly lineup of poetry readings, noise/experimental music, performance art, stand-up comedy, live bands and deejays, all presented side by side.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The news that performance and other public programming will return to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is a sign for some that the new director,&nbsp;Philippe Vergne, is already returning the embattled museum &nbsp;to its former strength. Vergne replaced the former director Jeffrey Deitch, whose stewarding of the institution provoked controversy and ended in his resignation. Some&nbsp;<a href="http://articles.latimes.com/2013/jul/24/entertainment/la-et-cm-deitch-moca-20130725" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">contended</a> that Deitch oriented the museum too much around pop culture and celebrity, with exhibits like "Rebel" featuring the work of James France and "Art in the Streets" about graffiti. When he announced a show about disco, prestigious artists like Ed Ruscha and Barbara Kruger <a href="http://www.vulture.com/2013/07/jeffrey-deitch-leaves-moca-jerry-saltz.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">resigned</a> from the museum board.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e5/e5yx2q2a5t6vcabu.jpg"></p><p>MOCA has a long history of being an "artist's museum," due to the active and experimental role of artists in its programming. For example, the ongoing <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/MOCATV" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MOCAtv</a> showcases the works of artists who have not necessarily fully broken into the mainstream, such as the recent episodes by <a href="http://thejogging.tumblr.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Jogging</a> or <a href="http://edfornieles.com/front2.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ed Fornieles</a>. ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106865498/gehry-s-paris-coup Gehry’s Paris Coup Alexander Walter 2014-08-18T13:57:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T10:17:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/42/42916d91fbdf68203ebec879a73bbdcd.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Despite its echoes of Paris&rsquo;s architectural past, Frank Gehry&rsquo;s latest museum project&mdash;the Fondation Louis Vuitton, opening this fall in the Bois de Boulogne&mdash;is like nothing the city has seen before: muscular and delicate, utilitarian and fantastic, a marriage of cultural ambition and private enterprise. Paul Goldberger looks at the genesis of LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault&rsquo;s partnership with Gehry, and the triumphant result.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102640738/gehry-designed-fondation-louis-vuitton-to-open-this-october" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry-designed Fondation Louis Vuitton to open this October</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106485841/eisenhower-memorial-politics-as-usual Eisenhower memorial, politics as usual Alexander Walter 2014-08-13T15:41:00-04:00 >2014-08-21T15:16:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/74/74auc5dbv45rxc11.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Regardless, there are two paths forward. One is to scrap the project and start over with an open public competition, which would cost around $17&thinsp;million, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The other is to push forward with the existing plan to finalize the memorial design and begin breaking ground. We favor the latter. [...] And the current design is nowhere near a &ldquo;monstrosity,&rdquo; as some have called it; it is a novel take on memorialization [...].</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/104964607/slums-siza-and-squatting-icymi-weekly-news-round-up-for-july-21-2014 Slums, Siza and squatting: ICYMI Weekly News Round-Up for July 21, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-28T14:45:00-04:00 >2014-07-29T18:47:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rz/rzfh9e19cqv22sx9.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In Case You Missed It, a look back at the major happenings from last week's News.</p><p><strong>Friday, July 25</strong></p><ul><li><a title="Families Removed From 'Tower of David' Skyscraper Slum" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105014387/families-removed-from-tower-of-david-skyscraper-slum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Families Removed From 'Tower of David' Skyscraper Slum</a>: Venezuelans initially began living in the abandoned office towers in 2007, due to the country's burgeoning financial crisis. They are now being evicted by Caracas city officials, citing safety concerns in the 45-floor building.</li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105016010/row-over-olympic-cauldron-design-settled-out-of-court" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Row over Olympic cauldron design settled out of court</a>: Olympic officials settled with designers from <a href="http://atopiainnovation.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atopia</a>, who claimed the cauldron design relied heavily on their ideas without citation. While Atopia's influence has been recognized, design of the cauldron is still credited to <a href="http://www.heatherwick.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Heatherwick</a>.</p></li></ul><p><strong>Thursday, July 24</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104955739/lvaro-siza-donates-his-architectural-archives-to-institutions-in-portugal-and-canada" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&Aacute;lvaro Siza donates his architectural archives to institutions in Portugal and Canada</a>:&nbsp;The archive will be divided up between the Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montreal), the <a href="http://www.gulbenkian.pt/Institucional/en/Homepage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Funda&ccedil;&atilde;o Gulbenkian</a> in Lisbon and the <a href="http://www.serralves.pt/en/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Funda&ccedil;&atilde;o de Serralves</a> in Porto.</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104938794/can-a-frank-gehry-design-help-change-the-dynamic-of-watts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Can a Frank Gehry design help change the dynamic of Wat...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/104938794/can-a-frank-gehry-design-help-change-the-dynamic-of-watts Can a Frank Gehry design help change the dynamic of Watts? Alexander Walter 2014-07-24T13:09:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T19:47:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/09/099ea18cb84e2e383937b2ac9b2f2e4a.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gehry Partners has signed on to design a campus for the Children's Institute, Inc. (CII), a social services not-for-profit that provides youth development and education programs, as well as other family support and clinical services. For the project, the firm is collaborating with (fer) studio of Inglewood. The new campus will occupy a 2-acre lot on East 102nd Street near its intersection with Compton Avenue. It is just a half-dozen block walk to the northwest of the Watts Towers.</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/103857482/frank-gehry-being-considered-for-art-tower-across-from-zumthor-s-lacma Frank Gehry being considered for art-tower across from Zumthor's LACMA Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-10T13:42:00-04:00 >2014-09-24T14:35:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vu/vu6uyq9ye5ppt8li.jpg" width="514" height="291" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"We're working with the other owners of the property and with Metro," said LACMA Director Michael Govan. "There's good reason to build a major development there. You've got subway access and density on Wilshire. My dream is some beautiful piece of architecture with an architecture and design museum at the base, which would add to Museum Row." If built, the tower would offer a dramatic vertical complement to the relentlessly horizontal LACMA gallery building by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor</p></em><br /><br /><p>How's this for a yin-yang in the new Los Angeles: if this goes through, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) would be responsible for two majorly different impositions on Wilshire Blvd., the city's foremost thoroughfare and itself an icon. One: a street-straddling horizontal art institution, aligning contemporary culture and Zumthor's sleek Swiss aesthetics with the form and culture of driving. Two: a relentless residential skyscraper, designed by another LA-icon, Gehry, positioned for density and to maximize access to public transportation.</p><p>Wilshire becomes a looking glass, where the old and new romances of LA can look back and forth at each another.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d7/d7ac4ay9rzf5sq2d.jpg"></p><p>No final word on any of this yet, but according to the&nbsp;<em>Los Angeles Times</em>&nbsp;piece, Govan is considering the possibility of including Gehry's archive at the base of the new tower as well, as part of a potential architecture and design wing for LACMA. The site in question currently houses, ironically enough, the <a href="http://aplusd.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture + Design ...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103718361/on-the-ground-ucla-s-year-end-student-expo-rumble-includes-flying-robots-seceding-cities-and-much-more On the ground: UCLA's year-end student expo, RUMBLE, includes flying robots, seceding cities and much more Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-08T18:13:00-04:00 >2014-08-08T01:46:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zz/zzusmnqib8smbjji.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The big catharsis for <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/349/university-of-california-los-angeles-ucla" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA Architecture and Urban Design</a> comes by way of <a href="http://archinect.com/ucla/event/rumble-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RUMBLE</a>, an all-school expo held at the end of the academic year, that includes student work, final reviews, program installations, and lectures. Mixing content from students, practitioners, critics and faculty, the event spans a full week in June, and gives the public a chance to peek into A.UD's world. This year&rsquo;s RUMBLE included work from studios led by <a href="http://archinect.com/nmda" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neil Denari</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/hplusf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Craig Hodgetts</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/702/greg-lynn-form" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Greg Lynn</a>, <a href="http://www.morphosis.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thom Mayne</a> and many more, showcased across two campuses for the first time in A.UD history.</p><p>In addition to their facilities on the main campus in Westwood, UCLA acquired a giant airplane hanger in Playa Vista for its satellite Hercules campus, now home to SUPRASTUDIO, UCLA&rsquo;s M.Arch II program. You can read <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/87928096/on-the-ground-ucla-s-new-ideas-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">more about the goings-on at Hercules from our visit in December.</a> Similar in parts to <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/100072910/on-the-ground-usc-blue-tape-showcases-student-work-as-barometer-of-california-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blue Tape</a>, USC&rsquo;s big-bang showcase for its entire architecture school, RUMBLE offers the public a unique chance to see th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103168530/philadelphia-let-s-talk-about-frank-gehry Philadelphia: Let's Talk About Frank Gehry Alexander Walter 2014-07-01T13:29:00-04:00 >2014-07-09T17:58:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a33269c8582468caa7aa1fd59df9ab39.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Putting aside Rocky&mdash;though that's hard to do these days&mdash;there's a bigger problem looming over Gehry's expansion plans. That problem is Gehry. Not for all the reasons that Gehry's critics like to cite, chapter and verse, about why he doesn't deserve to be an ambassador for cool architecture. In fact, Gehry's critics may find plenty to admire in his plans for the Art Museum. Frankly, it's not very Gehry.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100296485/philadelphia-museum-of-art-exhibition-to-reveal-frank-gehry-s-renovation-plan-this-summer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Philadelphia Museum of Art exhibition to reveal Frank Gehry&rsquo;s renovation plan this summer</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102640738/gehry-designed-fondation-louis-vuitton-to-open-this-october Gehry-designed Fondation Louis Vuitton to open this October Alexander Walter 2014-06-24T17:08:00-04:00 >2014-07-11T08:26:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yo/yolqbu7f0g10smox.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry</a> can expand his Paris portfolio this fall when the new building for the Fondation Louis Vuitton (<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/45292/vuitton-plans-a-gehry-designed-arts-center-in-paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previously</a>) will open its doors to the public on Monday, October 27. The center seeks to establish itself as a new location in Paris for contemporary French and international art and artists.</p><p>Scroll down for the complete announcement we've received from the foundation.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9y/9ypafm3ipgqp1zk5.jpg"></p><p>"The LVMH Group announces the opening to the public on Monday 27 October 2014, of the Fondation Louis Vuitton. The Foundation will be located in a building commissioned by Bernard Arnault, and designed by the American architect Frank Gehry. Resembling a cloud of glass, the building is set in the Jardin d&rsquo;Acclimatation in Paris, in the northern part of the Bois de Boulogne.</p><p>The Fondation Louis Vuitton&rsquo;s mission is to encourage and promote contemporary artistic creation both in France and internationally. The collections and programmes will continue the tradition of artistic and creative movements of the 20th and 21s...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100705882/at-disney-concert-hall-hadid-picks-up-on-gehry-s-tune At Disney Concert Hall, Hadid Picks Up on Gehry’s Tune Alexander Walter 2014-05-30T13:18:00-04:00 >2014-06-03T22:59:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c3/c3ff6bfa142661449cb4e2c83f3df659.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It was an artistic collaboration delayed by some 25 years: The London architect Zaha Hadid responded as much to Frank Gehry&rsquo;s Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles as she did to &ldquo;Cos&igrave; Fan Tutte&rdquo; when she designed her undulating all-white set for the Los Angeles Philharmonic&rsquo;s performance of Mozart&rsquo;s opera this week (it closes on Saturday). &ldquo;We were responding to the context, to Frank&rsquo;s design,&rdquo; Ms. Hadid said in a telephone interview from London.</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/100296485/philadelphia-museum-of-art-exhibition-to-reveal-frank-gehry-s-renovation-plan-this-summer Philadelphia Museum of Art exhibition to reveal Frank Gehry’s renovation plan this summer Justine Testado 2014-05-23T18:14:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T20:14:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/41/41u9wh6360qq87lh.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Philadelphia Museum of Art will soon debut Making a Classic Modern: Frank Gehry&rsquo;s Master Plan for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, an exhibition showcasing the first images of Frank Gehry's master plan to renovate the museum. The exhibition will also feature large-scale models, site plans, sections, and renderings. The exhibition opens July 1 through September 1 at the Dorrance Galleries.</p></em><br /><br /><p>After PMA selected <a href="http://archinect.com/gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry Partners</a> -- who is working with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/11080262/olin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OLIN</a> --&nbsp; in 2006 to design the multi-phased plan for the landmark, the core phase focuses on reorganizing and expanding the building's interior, adding more than 169,000 square feet of space. The additional space will allow the Museum to display more of its collection.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/42/42gisl0ed7p9j53r.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cu/cuhutz940wknwx9r.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jv/jvhd9wrdvljq3kvc.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d0/d0v6ebxpv6dwcy35.jpg"></p><p>More details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/philadelphia_museum_of_art_exhibition_to_preview_frank_gehrys_renovation_pl/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/99363227/frank-gehry-to-receive-the-2014-prince-of-asturias-award-for-the-arts Frank Gehry to receive the 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts Justine Testado 2014-05-07T14:13:00-04:00 >2014-05-13T22:57:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s7/s7tvcilyq6xk398i.jpg" width="514" height="243" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Renowned architect Frank Gehry is the 2014 recipient of the Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts, as announced today by the Prince of Asturias Foundation in Oviedo, Spain. Every year, the Foundation honors the international influence and significant cultural contribution in the scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanitarian work carried out by individuals, institutions, or groups of either one.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Gehry will receive the first of the eight awards, which will soon be announced and given in the fields including Social Sciences, Communications, and Technical Scientific Research, to name a few.</p><p>Since its establishment in 1981, the Prince of Asturias Awards are endowed with 50,000 Euros each, a commissioned sculpture donated by Joan Mir&oacute;, a diploma, and an insignia. Awards will be presented in the fall in Oviedo during a grand ceremony chaired by the Prince of Asturias.</p><p>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/frank_gehry_to_receive_the_2014_prince_of_asturias_award_for_the_arts/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p>