Archinect - News 2017-08-19T03:20:04-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150022122/sam-fox-architecture-students-install-spectroplexus-at-st-louis-lambert-international-airport Sam Fox Architecture students install 'Spectroplexus' at St. Louis Lambert International Airport Liam Otten 2017-08-10T19:30:00-04:00 >2017-08-10T19:30:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lj/ljq591f7am69lt0a.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The wing of an airplane is a mechanized form. But it&rsquo;s also a shape, like the wing of a bird, that we understand from the living world.</p> <p>Last spring, eight students from the Graduate School of Architecture &amp; Urban Design &mdash; part of the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/17418/washington-university-in-st-louis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sam Fox School of Design &amp; Visual Arts</a>&nbsp;at Washington University in St. Louis &mdash; designed and began building prototype sections for&nbsp;<a href="http://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/spectroplexus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Spectroplexus,&rdquo;</a>&nbsp;a large public sculpture commissioned by the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.flystl.com/about-us/art-culture-program" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art and Culture Program</a>&nbsp;at St. Louis Lambert International Airport.</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/l8/l8y6z06vend5vyfp." rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/l8/l8y6z06vend5vyfp.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>"Spectroplexus" installed at St. Louis Lambert International Airport. (Photo: James Byard/Washington University)</figcaption></figure><p>This summer, students &mdash; joined by more than a dozen volunteers &mdash;&nbsp;<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/terminal-2s-first-commissioned-site-specific-art-piece-aims-distract-viewers-travel-woes#stream/0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">spent weeks</a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ksdk.com/news/local/new-scultpure-hangs-high-above-lamberts-terminal-2/449403744" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">fabricating and installing</a>&nbsp;the final piece in the airport&rsquo;s Terminal 2. The finished artwork, which runs nearly 100 feet long, demonstrates how simple organic processes can inspire built systems of great intricacy and complexity.</p> <p>&ldquo;This studio is very different from anything else I have experienced academically,&rdquo; ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150021695/brooks-scarpa-unveils-spinning-gateway-sculpture-in-pembroke-pines-florida Brooks + Scarpa unveils “spinning” Gateway Sculpture in Pembroke Pines, Florida Justine Testado 2017-08-08T17:39:00-04:00 >2017-08-08T17:39:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xm/xmarjp9qov6n9uvz.jpg" width="650" height="867" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/brooksscarpa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brooks + Scarpa</a> designed the Gateway Sculpture to welcome visitors to Pembroke Pines' new City Center in Florida. Painted in a bright, hard-to-miss yellow, the sculpture provides &ldquo;way-finding and anchor[s] a sense of arrival.&rdquo;</p> <p>The steel sculpture rises as tree columns that lead to perforated plates. Located in breezy Pembroke Pines, the sculpture's plates appear to spin continuously in the wind (animation clip below).&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/w9/w9bammeof0w2oazt.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/w9/w9bammeof0w2oazt.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photo courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/cd/cdoslp34s0i337cr.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/cd/cdoslp34s0i337cr.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photo courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa.</figcaption></figure><p>During the day, the sculpture creates a dappled light effect on the ground, while providing necessary shaded seating. It also includes programmable up lighting at night. Working with a limited budget, Brooks + Scarpa used durable materials like stainless steel and environmentally sensitive paint that could withstand Florida's humid, coastal climate.&nbsp;Large planting areas that surround the structure act as &ldquo;rain gardens&rdquo; that can collect stormwater from the entire building and the hardscape of the publi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150018483/new-rooftop-observatory-launched-at-bold-tendencies New Rooftop Observatory launched at Bold Tendencies Abigail Banfield 2017-07-25T05:36:00-04:00 >2017-07-25T05:36:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gh/gh9cs33ya9decs8p.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Peckham&rsquo;s famous multi-storey car park has a new addition; a new viewing gallery created by Cooke Fawcett. The young practice, based in London&rsquo;s creative Clerkenwell, was formed just two years ago, by directors Oliver Cooke and Francis Fawcett, after working on the Tate&rsquo;s Switch House at Stirling-prize winning practice Herzog &amp; de Meuron.</p> <p>This project, a spectacular kiosk and viewing gallery for arts space Bold Tendencies, will not only provide breathtaking views of London&nbsp;but also act as an interactive setting for installations and specially commissioned art pieces. This arts-focused structure joins (and benefits from) Peckham&rsquo;s famous rooftop hangout,&nbsp;<em>Frank&rsquo;s Bar</em>. Over the past decade, the Peckham multi-storey car park has been slowly transformed by Bold Tendancies, through a programme of culture. Immersive public space and unique views have drawn over a million visitors south of the river, to this unlikely home of the arts. &nbsp;</p> <p>Francis Fawcett: &ldquo;For an avant garde cultural institut...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150019171/visitors-delight-in-the-instagram-worthy-jeanne-gang-installation-at-the-national-building-museum Visitors delight in the Instagram-worthy Jeanne Gang installation at the National Building Museum Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-07-24T19:52:00-04:00 >2017-07-25T12:20:56-04:00 <p>Studio Gang's &nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149971071/national-building-museum-selects-studio-gang-to-design-2017-summer-block-party-installation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2017 Summer Block Party&nbsp;installation</a>&nbsp;called the &ldquo;Hive," <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150016305/see-jeanne-gang-s-hive-get-built-in-this-time-lapse-of-the-national-building-museum-s-newest-installation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">opened to the public in the beginning of July.</a> Since then, many have flocked to the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/136078/national-building-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Building Museum</a>&nbsp;in Washington D.C to experience the structure made of 2,700 wounded paper tubes. For those not near the D.C. area and therefore unable to experience the installation in real life, here are some of the best photos from Instagram to ease the FOMO (fear of missing out).</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p> </p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150014804/moma-releases-new-videos-of-jenny-sabin-s-lumen-installation-the-winner-of-2017-young-architects-program MoMA releases new videos of Jenny Sabin's Lumen installation, the winner of 2017 Young Architects Program Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-27T13:34:00-04:00 >2017-07-19T13:57:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hv/hvhl8viegyw13mke.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Jenny Sabin's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149999145/il-lumen-ating-a-conversation-with-jenny-sabin-winner-of-2017-s-moma-ps1-yap" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lumen installation</a>, made up of over a thousand&nbsp;digitally knitted photo luminescent cells that change color in the presence of sunlight, is raised over <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/13791/moma-ps1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA's PS1</a> courtyard and will open today,&nbsp;on June 27. In the recently published videos, the architect explains the development of the 500-pound solar-active canopy and demonstrates its construction and installation process.&nbsp;</p> <p>Can architecture behave like an organism? | LUMEN (360 VR Video) Part 1 of 4 | AT THE MUSEUM<br></p> <p>Digitally knitting a solar-active canopy | LUMEN Part 2 of 4 | AT THE MUSEUM<br></p> <p>Raising a solar-active canopy at MoMA PS1 | LUMEN Part 3 of 4 | AT THE MUSEUM</p> <p><em>"By night, Lumen is knitted light, bathing visitors in a responsive glow of photo-luminescence; by day, Lumen offers succor from the summer heat, immersing participants in delicious ground clouds of cooling mist. Lumen is a socially and environmentally responsive structure that adapts to the densities of bodies, heat, and sunlight. A lightweight knitted ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150011141/first-year-students-in-zurich-build-a-240-square-meter-installation-in-less-than-10-days First-year students in Zurich build a 240 square meter installation in less than 10 days Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-06-06T17:01:00-04:00 >2017-06-06T17:01:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h3/h3ya9nm8dwzlgzk6.jpg" width="650" height="465" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Located under a freeway overpass in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/6226/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a>, next to the Toni-Areal which houses the University of Arts and the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, is a new 240 square meter public architectural installation. The project has been carried out by <a href="http://alice.epfl.ch/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ALICE (Atelier de la Conception de l&rsquo;Espace) laboratory</a>, an active unit of the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/14027592/cole-polytechnique-f-d-rale-de-lausanne-epfl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EPFL-ENAC</a> (School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering) that pursues research activities at the intersection of architecture, urban thinking and social sciences.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/42/42d70pd7n1blpjn7.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e0/e0jpbpwpj9jsumtu.jpg"></p><p>The installation was carried out by 200 first-year students and was erected in under 10 days. The students prefabricated all the built elements in Lausanne, where ENAC is located, and transported them in shipping containers to Zurich, where ALICE has been partnering with the Zurich University of Arts. The full-size, ephemeral structure, is comprised of 12 various contributions from the students and reflects numerous voices and spatial approaches. The project is meant to question the qualit...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150000399/an-la-architect-has-recreated-kubrick-s-infamous-2001-bedroom-scene An LA architect has recreated Kubrick's infamous "2001" bedroom scene Julia Ingalls 2017-03-30T13:01:00-04:00 >2017-04-05T00:32:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4q/4qu4paj7qqawsim1.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Although the <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/96280247/los-angeles-county-museum-of-art-lacma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LACMA</a> exhibition a few years ago featuring props from Stanley Kubrick's films was, as cineastes say, "nifty," there's something even niftier on view at <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-14th-factory-tickets-31615065512" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The 14th Factory</a>: an elaborately detailed, fully inhabitable set recreated from the still-powerful ending of&nbsp;<em>2001: A Space Odyssey</em>. Architect Paul Kember worked with artist Simon Birch to put the set together.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zw/zwq33yaqugnywynf.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3l/3leleczqmwgg1s35.jpg"></p><p>Instead of gazing at individual pieces from the films, you can now essentially occupy the film in a completely new way. As Adam Woodward over at <a href="https://thespaces.com/2017/03/24/kubrick-set-14th-factory/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">thespaces.com</a> notes, "With its stark white walls, luminous floor and ornate Renaissance decor fit for Louis XVI, the room is instantly recognisable as the centrepiece of arguably the most pored-over ending in movie history. It&rsquo;s also a superlative piece of set design." <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-14th-factory-tickets-31615065512" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">To visit, make sure to make reservations for tickets, selected by date and the time of day of your visit, through the website</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149993796/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-installations-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Installations" Pinterest Board Archinect 2017-02-24T18:26:00-05:00 >2017-06-30T10:31:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t0/t04kex1fc127tjck.jpg" width="650" height="649" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/installations/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Installations</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nm/nmkir5heket94y9k.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/variableprojects/project/glimmer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glimmer</a> in San Francisco, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/variableprojects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Variable Projects</a>; Photo: Joseph Chang, Adam Marcus</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zv/zvjnld39cwt4c2wh.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/desaichia/project/luminous-depths" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luminous Depths</a> in Singapore by <a href="http://archinect.com/desaichia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Desai Chia Architecture</a>; Photo: Desai Chia Architecture, Sandy Wong, Issa Weng</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z1/z1jrb7365owfn1ib.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/intotheloop/project/stik-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">STIK Pavilion</a> in Tokyo, Japan by <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/28188564/university-of-tokyo-g30-architecture-and-urbanism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Tokyo</a> Digital Fabrication Lab (<a href="http://archinect.com/intotheloop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kevin Clement</a>, Project Manager, Design Lead)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zi/ziexki9p9fikr4rk.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/softlab/project/behance" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Behance</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/softlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOFTlab</a>; Photo: Alan Tansey</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a5/a5nbjygth8yoxd33.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/dsgnagnc/project/sandboxing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANDBOXING</a> in Dallas, TX by <a href="http://archinect.com/dsgnagnc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DSGN AGNC</a> (<a href="http://archinect.com/quilian" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Quilian Riano</a>, Designer), New Cities Future Ruins (Gavin Kroeber, Curator), Ash Studio (Fabrication)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wj/wjnnlmhzvm0uyxo9.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/mattiapacorizzi/project/taumascopio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taumascopio</a> in Zingst, Germany by <a href="http://archinect.com/mattiapacorizzi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mattia Paco Rizzi</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j2/j2m9uojzublssggx.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/theverymany/project/under-magnitude" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Under Magnitude</a> in Orlando, FL by <a href="http://archinect.com/theverymany" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MARC FORNES / THEVER...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991448/we-were-strangers-once-too-the-2017-times-square-valentine-heart-winner-shows-love-to-nyc-s-immigrants “We Were Strangers Once Too”, the 2017 Times Square Valentine Heart winner, shows love to NYC's immigrants Justine Testado 2017-02-10T17:42:00-05:00 >2017-02-10T17:42:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zb/zbc8a2p8d732rda7.jpg" width="650" height="442" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;We Were Strangers Once Too&rdquo; by hybrid research group The Office for Creative Research reminds us yet again that immigrants make America great, and that upholding the values of showing love and respect for all is as important as ever...The [public data sculpture serves] as a small yet impactful reminder of the diverse communities that make NYC what it is.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e8/e862ipcgpp51k0wf.jpg"></p><p>Read more about it <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5455/2017-times-square-valentine-heart-winner-we-were-strangers-once-too-shows-love-to-nyc-s-immigrants" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149989850/bureau-spectacular-s-installation-to-be-exhibited-at-sfmoma Bureau Spectacular's installation to be exhibited at SFMOMA Julia Ingalls 2017-02-02T13:45:00-05:00 >2017-02-09T13:06:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6k/6kjghjs1q77ku5n0.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Not content to <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/113594682/jimenez-lai-storyteller-by-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">be merely groundbreaking</a>, Bureau Spectacular's imaginative work is increasingly becoming prestigious. The SFMOMA will display "insideoutsidebetweenbeyond," a large-scale installation the museum specifically invited Bureau Spectacular to design, from February 11th through August 13, 2017.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ms/msihsimer26hishg.jpg"></p><p>As&nbsp;Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher,&nbsp;Helen Hilton Raiser Curator of Architecture and Design at SFMOMA explains, "Led by Jimenez Lai,&nbsp;the Los Angeles&ndash;based studio considers architecture to be a medium capable of rewriting sociological narratives. In this view, architecture is not solely functional; informed by client input and civic policy, buildings also reveal societal values. Noting the banality of developed cities worldwide, Lai suggests that boxy skyscrapers are the result of a drive for economic efficiency. In their place, Bureau Spectacular proposes an architecture that reflects a balanced democracy of creative individuals."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947951/one-thing-after-another-an-installation-by-sam-jacob-studio-at-sto-werkstatt One thing after Another, An Installation by Sam Jacob Studio at Sto Werkstatt Grace Quah 2016-05-27T14:06:00-04:00 >2016-06-10T05:16:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/18/18pvjzpxsflxmjod.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>London-based manufacturer <a href="http://werkstatt.sto.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sto</a> has collaborated with architecture and design practice <a href="http://www.samjacob.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sam Jacob Studio</a> to create a oversized replica of an ordinary garden shed by 3D scanning its facade and reproducing it using a product called Verolith. The oversized shed is covered in Verolith panels, a chalky lightweight material made from volcanic stone, typically used for building facades due to its ability to be customised by a CNC machine.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/39/39p8aofqx89k79sj.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;One Thing After Another explores how objects can be transmitted through forms of technology and how that transmission leaves its trace within architectural substance - both a recording of a thing and that thing simultaneously,&rdquo; says Sam Jacob of Sam Jacob Studio.</p><p>The shed copy has been 3D scanned and blown up to a scale of 1.8 its original size and both the original and the replica are exhibited at the Sto Werkstaff gallery in Clerkenwell as part of Clerkenwell Design Week 2016.&nbsp;The exhibition allows visitors to wander into the original shed, which sits insi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947764/a-video-tour-of-mvrdv-s-the-stairs A video tour of MVRDV's "The Stairs" Julia Ingalls 2016-05-26T17:12:00-04:00 >2016-06-02T01:28:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/46/46vd7ed8kgm7tdd1.jpg" width="650" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's not exactly a staircase to heaven (more of a "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939182/mvrdv-is-building-a-giant-staircase-to-honor-rotterdam-s-post-wwii-reconstruction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">symbolic arising of the city after World War II</a>"), but the intimate rooftop views provided by MVRDV's "The Stairs" of Rotterdam are spectacular. Plus, the gleeful discussion of temporariness by architectural video duo #donotsettle's Wahyu Pratomo and Kris Provoost is worth a watch alone, along with a cameo by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/327/mvrdv" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MVRDV</a> co-founding director Winy Maas:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945637/weaving-cobwebs-of-memory-into-an-abandoned-house Weaving cobwebs of memory into an abandoned house Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-16T18:44:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T23:51:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6a/6a10ded30660fc650d24df31f0bbf5a7.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Inside 516 Sampsonia Way, a 19th-century row house in the Mexican War Streets neighborhood, there no longer appear to be any 90-degree angles. Any corners have become cavernous and rounded from the innumerable lines of yarn of Chiharu Shiota&rsquo;s Trace of Memory, creating acute and obtuse angles. And while some people try to cleanse spaces or their superstitious gateways by sageing doorways, this installation does the opposite, appealing to some kind of liminal god to crack open time</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Florida rental home wrapped in foil for art's sake, confusion ensues as expected" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129328530/florida-rental-home-wrapped-in-foil-for-art-s-sake-confusion-ensues-as-expected" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Florida rental home wrapped in foil for art's sake, confusion ensues as expected</a></li><li><a title="Christo wins court judgement, keeping alive his vision for 5.9 miles of silver fabric above the Arkansas River" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117689337/christo-wins-court-judgement-keeping-alive-his-vision-for-5-9-miles-of-silver-fabric-above-the-arkansas-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christo wins court judgement, keeping alive his vision for 5.9 miles of silver fabric above the Arkansas River</a></li><li><a title="8,000 Glowing Balloons Recreate the Berlin Wall" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113115295/8-000-glowing-balloons-recreate-the-berlin-wall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">8,000 Glowing Balloons Recreate the Berlin Wall</a></li><li><a title="Ten Top Images on Archinect's &quot;Installations&quot; Pinterest Board" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143134443/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-installations-pinterest-board" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Installations" Pinterest Board</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944704/latest-university-of-westminster-burning-man-studio-project-needs-a-kickstart Latest University of Westminster Burning Man studio project needs a Kickstart Julia Ingalls 2016-05-11T14:32:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T23:11:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sq/sq5lma39xexy89u7.jpg" width="650" height="238" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the past several years, tutors&nbsp;Arthur Mamou-Mani and Toby Burgess' <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/62324029/pink-floyd-drummer-awarded-honorary-architecture-degree" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Westminster</a>&nbsp;design studio DS10 has helped students develop installation designs for Burning Man, many of which have gone on to be realized on the festival's grounds. This year, the parametrically-inspired, purposefully all-caps-titled design "PURSUIT" by fifth-year student Joshua Potter is hoping to be among those projects that make it to Black Rock City, thanks in part to his <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pursuitburn2016/pursuit-a-unique-art-installation-for-burning-man" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0b/0bbnzjkxukv3zvk0.jpg"></p><p>Potter used an arrowhead as his conceptual starting point, gradually deriving the six principal tower-like timber members of the structure's geometry through a mathematical process known as Pursuit Curvature.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7k/7kfyno155o7nhg6b.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/18/18tatkjzq9rxnn2v.jpg"></p><p>Described by Potter as "an interactive art installation that celebrates humanity's ongoing quest for Peace, Freedom and Joy - in Life, Love and Art" the project has about another $22K to raise by May 16th.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xa/xa4wl7ektkhuu6un.jpg"></p><p>In which the merits and disappointments of Burning Man are discussed with some fervor:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107052810/gentrification-of-burning-man" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gentrification of Bu...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149939182/mvrdv-is-building-a-giant-staircase-to-honor-rotterdam-s-post-wwii-reconstruction MVRDV is building a giant staircase to honor Rotterdam's post-WWII reconstruction Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-08T14:05:00-04:00 >2016-04-15T03:48:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kp/kpqi2fuewk1cikt8.jpg" width="650" height="372" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As one of the first major structures built during Rotterdam's post-World War II reconstruction efforts, the centrally located Groot Handelsgebouw is a marker of the city's vision for urban development through the end of the 20th century, functioning both as an office complex and monument. Adjacent to the Stationsplein, the square in front of Rotterdam's Central Station where thousands of commuters pass through daily, the Groot Handelsgebouw area is a major hub and vantage point from which to survey the city.</p><p>MVRDV's The Stairs, a public staircase installation accessible for one month early this summer, honors all of these elements &ndash; providing a public space from which to view the city's development, linger in the square, enjoy the historic Groot Handelsgebouw's rooftop, and refer (through its scaffold-inspired design) to the ongoing construction efforts of post-WWII Rotterdam, the 75-year mark of which is being celebrated this year with the concurrent "Rotterdam celebrates the city!"...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149933901/cool-off-at-james-corner-s-icebergs-at-the-national-building-museum-this-summer Cool off at James Corner's ICEBERGS at the National Building Museum this summer Justine Testado 2016-03-09T17:45:00-05:00 >2016-03-17T23:24:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m8/m8ltxy3tab5s7ari.jpg" width="650" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/jcfo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">James Corner Field Operations</a> is transforming the National Building Museum's Great Hall into a glacial landscape of ICEBERGS for the museum's annual Summer Block Party installation, following two wildly successful years with Snarkitecture's monochromatic&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131329607/snarkitecture-s-10-000-sq-ft-indoor-beach-at-the-national-building-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BEACH</a> and BIG's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103881621/delve-into-the-big-maze-at-the-national-building-museum-in-washington-d-c" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">gigantic maze</a>. Today, James Corner revealed their initial concept for the collaborative project.</p><p>ICEBERGS emphasizes the themes of landscape representation, physical experience, geometry and construction, according to the architects. Once the installation opens on July 2, people&nbsp;will get to wander through an immersive underwater-world of geometric icebergs, with the tallest "bergy bit" towering at 56 feet to the third-story balcony of the museum.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ci/ci7g7kjqfnlhk9nh.jpg"></p><p>The 12,540 square-foot installation will be comprised of more than 30 prismatic triangular pentahedrons and octahedrons made from reusable translucent polycarbonate panels, with some hanging from the ceiling to appear as if they were floating.&nbsp;A&nbsp;"water line" suspended at 20 f...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146654404/honoring-the-maverick-british-architects Honoring the "Maverick" British architects Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-01-26T13:15:00-05:00 >2016-02-10T01:48:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5x/5ximkdfbi0q4hcfz.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Is there no architecture that can bare its soul without simultaneously crushing you with its ego, that stirs, moves, troubles, provokes, inspires? [...] A glimmer of an alternative is suggested by Mavericks: Breaking the Mould of British Architecture, an installation opening next week [...] The installation is designed by the architect Alex Scott-Whitby, previously best known for proposing that the spires of City of London churches be adapted to make creative workspaces.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"Mavericks: Breaking the Mould of British Architecture" runs at London's Royal Academy of Art from January 26 through April 20, and features the work of FAT, Robert Smythson, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Zaha Hadid, James Stirling, and many others.</p><p>Related news:</p><ul><li><a title="Richard Rogers' Homeshell built in 24 hours at London's Royal Academy" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/79912086/richard-rogers-homeshell-built-in-24-hours-at-london-s-royal-academy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richard Rogers' Homeshell built in 24 hours at London's Royal Academy</a></li><li><a title="Thomas Heatherwick named WSJ. Magazine&rsquo;s 2015 Design Innovator" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140814059/thomas-heatherwick-named-wsj-magazine-s-2015-design-innovator" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Heatherwick named WSJ. Magazine&rsquo;s 2015 Design Innovator</a></li><li><a title='National council member accuses RIBA of "institutional racism", prompting investigation' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142607772/national-council-member-accuses-riba-of-institutional-racism-prompting-investigation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National council member accuses RIBA of "institutional racism", prompting investigation</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/143134443/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-installations-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Installations" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-12-11T18:06:00-05:00 >2015-12-16T01:41:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z3/z3vd6v6hqp7cm5ma.jpg" width="650" height="465" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/installations/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Installations</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/az/azlko6cajvv211zm.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/97651404/stack/135752735" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stack</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/FreelandBuck" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FreelandBuck</a>; Fabrication, assembly, and installation:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/kenmishima" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ken Mishima</a> &amp; Juan Lau</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/25/25vkqzb4f7rn3hov.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/22604145/pleated-inflation/142435160" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pleated Inflation</a> in Argel&egrave;s, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22604145/theverymany" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">THEVERYMANY</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q4/q4emqnav50qcddr2.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/p-ar/project/infinity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">INFINITY</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/p-ar" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Platform for Architecture + Research (PAR)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/62/62o8vhg20h2fvudf.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/5685141/digest/82742866" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DIGEST</a> in Detroit, MI by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/5685141/aaron-jones-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AARON JONES ARCHITECTURE</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/aj/ajzadwf6sz9rw2g5.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/87276321/poiana-lui-iocan-bucharest-architecture-festival/87277927" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Poiana lui Iocan @ Bucharest Architecture Festival</a> in Bucharest, Romania by <a href="http://archinect.com/fieldtrip" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Field Trip</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e6/e6uwxh1nihf8cot9.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/135630365/treedom/135631172" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TREEDOM</a> in Budapest, Hungary by <a href="http://archinect.com/atelieryokyok" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atelier YokYok</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tk/tkyljuhp63x8pwwr.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/dddllc/project/blow-x-blow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">blow x blow</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/dddllc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deegan Day Design llc.</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p9/p92fde09hqemt8qg.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/704/kinetic-wall/141731398" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Kinetic Wall" for La Biennale di Venezia/14th International Architecture Exhibition "Fundamentals"</a> in Venice, Italy by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/704/barkow-leibinger" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barkow Leibinger</a>; Photo: ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/140889636/collective-lok-s-golden-heart-of-hearts-wins-the-2016-times-square-valentine-heart-design-competition Collective-LOK's golden "Heart of Hearts" wins the 2016 Times Square Valentine Heart Design competition Justine Testado 2015-11-11T17:40:00-05:00 >2015-11-18T00:18:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x0/x0kgvluycq3l7hat.jpg" width="650" height="502" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The holiday season is barely about to start, and at least in NYC's Times Square, that already includes Valentine's Day. Over the last eight years, Times Square has invited architects, designers, and artists to propose an interactive Valentine-themed heart installation for their annual Valentine Heart Design competition. The winning entry would then be constructed at Father Duffy Square in time for Valentine's Day.</p><p><a href="http://collective-lok.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Collective-LOK</a> was announced today as the 2016 competition winner with their design, "Heart of Hearts". Towering above 10 feet tall, Heart of Hearts is a ring of nine faceted mirrored hearts clad in sparkling gold, thus creating a kaleidoscopic interior space that "dissolves the boundaries between viewing and performing". This "alternative pavilion" would also reflect and multiply the bustling surroundings of Times Square.</p><p>Each golden heart has a diamond-shaped "kissing booth" interior space where anyone inside will see themselves &mdash; and whatever they might doing &mdash; mirrored. ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/135574011/the-beach-to-be-reincarnated-in-arts-competition-for-d-c-s-dupont-underground-initiative The BEACH to be reincarnated in arts competition for D.C.'s Dupont Underground initiative Justine Testado 2015-09-01T12:55:00-04:00 >2015-09-01T15:38:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/09/091cm4tbc4d9nycn.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The wildly successful BEACH installation is down to its final exhibition days at Washington D.C.'s National Building Museum. Since <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131329607/snarkitecture-s-10-000-sq-ft-indoor-beach-at-the-national-building-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">opening on July 4</a>, over 120,000 visitors both young and old "splashed" around in its bubbly waters, lounged about on the "shore", and perhaps saw a live band rock out in the 10,000 square-foot monochromatic ball pit, designed by Brooklyn-based <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/94643/snarkitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Snarkitecture</a>. Although the Beach closes on September 7, that won't be the last of it.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tg/tgfj4lw34z6xw2vs.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kv/kvtw8ef5hcoiyi5m.jpg"></p><p>Recycling the Beach was always part of the plan. Even before the installation opened, representatives of the D.C.-based initiative, the <a href="http://dupontunderground.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dupont Underground</a>, proposed&nbsp;to transport, store, and re-use its building materials.</p><p>The Dupont Underground has set&nbsp;its sights on revitalizing&nbsp;an abandoned trolley station beneath the Dupont Circle neighborhood into a public venue for arts and design-oriented events. As part of their inaugural programming, the group will take the Beach's more than 650,000 anti-microbial plastic balls and its 6,000 ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/134199282/chicago-architecture-biennial-finalizes-list-of-participants Chicago Architecture Biennial finalizes list of participants Justine Testado 2015-08-13T18:59:00-04:00 >2015-08-16T12:17:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7p/7pstlma5pot1kbbi.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With a little under two months left until the big opening weekend in October, the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/465082/chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a> rounded up a final list of over 100 established and up-and-coming architects, designers, and artists in the contemporary scene. Since the initial roster was announced <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125277951/chicago-architecture-biennial-participants-announced" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">back in April</a>, approximately 40 firms were added by Biennale Co-Artistic Directors <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128711733/sarah-herda-co-director-of-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-on-establishing-the-city-as-the-site" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sarah Herda</a> and Joseph Grima alongside a notable advisory committee comprising David Adjaye, Elizabeth Diller, Jeanne Gang, Frank Gehry, Sylvia Lavin, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Lord Peter Palumbo, and Stanley Tigerman.</p><p>The participants, who represent more than 30 countries, were chosen following intensive research into contemporary architectural practices and issues around the world. The selection committee made visits to multiple cities including Beijing, Cape Town, Mexico City, and more.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/br/brqimcfemoakb6e0.jpg"></p><p><strong>And now, the final CAB line-up:</strong></p><p>Al Borde (Quito, Ecuador)</p><p>all(zone) (Bangkok, Thailand)</p><p>Andreas Angelidakis (Athens, Greece)</p><p>Andr&eacute;s Jaque / Office for P...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133648887/create-sonic-architecture-with-mesh-music-and-lights-at-the-new-museum-this-weekend Create sonic architecture with mesh, music, and lights at the New Museum this weekend Justine Testado 2015-08-06T14:50:00-04:00 >2015-08-09T10:34:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wt/wtbwc0snzghq0uhq.jpg" width="650" height="407" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Museum displays are typically meant to be seen and not touched, but a recent wave of exhibitions is upending those rules. Take DELQA, an interactive music and light installation opening in the New Museum's NEW INC space on August 6. Showcasing the music of Matthew Dear combined with Microsoft's Kinect technology, the project allows participants to touch, push and poke suspended mesh walls to manipulate a musical composition, creating their own unique experience of the space.</p></em><br /><br /><p>If you're on the hunt for weekend plans in NYC, DELQA will be at the New Museum only from August 6-9!</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a title="How architecture helped music evolve - David Byrne " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/75192945/how-architecture-helped-music-evolve-david-byrne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How architecture helped music evolve - David Byrne </a></p><p><a title="Frank Gehry: Is Music Liquid Architecture?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98957858/frank-gehry-is-music-liquid-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry: Is Music Liquid Architecture?</a></p><p><a title="How an &quot;egalitarian incubator&quot; music venue hopes to revive Brooklyn's art scene" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132953936/how-an-egalitarian-incubator-music-venue-hopes-to-revive-brooklyn-s-art-scene" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How an "egalitarian incubator" music venue hopes to revive Brooklyn's art scene</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123198621/soundscape-new-york-captures-the-sounds-of-nyc-s-iconic-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Soundscape New York" captures the sounds of NYC's iconic buildings</a></p><p><a title="Jam to your heart's desire with Stereotank's &quot;Heartbeat&quot; installation in Times Square " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120588790/jam-to-your-heart-s-desire-with-stereotank-s-heartbeat-installation-in-times-square" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jam to your heart's desire with Stereotank's "Heartbeat" installation in Times Square </a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133566873/team-ultramoderne-s-chicago-horizon-wins-chicago-lakefront-kiosk-competition Team Ultramoderne's "Chicago Horizon" wins Chicago Lakefront Kiosk competition Justine Testado 2015-08-05T14:38:00-04:00 >2015-08-09T10:27:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/67/6703bss9asur57xy.jpg" width="650" height="315" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/joseph_choma_chicago_lakefront_kiosk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">mathematical sponges</a> to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/latitude_chicago_lakefront_kiosk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">nature-inspired havens</a>, a sleek spacious canopy by Team Ultramoderne was selected as the overall winning <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/116285703/chicago-architecture-biennial-starts-percolating-with-kiosk-competition-announcement" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Lakefront Kiosk</a> design, as revealed by the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/465082/chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a> today. Launched in late 2014, the global competition invited architects to propose kiosk designs inspired by the Windy City and its Lake Michigan waterfront.</p><p>The winning proposal &mdash; in addition to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123067654/chicago-architecture-biennial-announces-three-lakefront-kiosk-teams-between-local-architecture-schools-international-firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">three commissioned kiosks</a> designed by architects in collaboration with students from local Chicago architecture schools &mdash; will be installed at the Biennial starting this October. So far, the plan is that the winning kiosk will stand as a permanent lakefront installation even after the exhibition gates close in January 2016.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/26/26jl8qf2wohnsqh6.jpg"></p><p>Team Ultramoderne, a three-person team comprising of architects Yasmin Vobis and Aaron Forrest of <a href="http://www.ultramoderne.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ultramoderne</a> in collaboration with structural engineer Brett Schneide, scored the top BP Prize (sponsored by oil/gas company BP) with their proposal "Chicago Horizo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132645838/urbancampsite-amsterdam-lets-visitors-camp-in-style-in-these-artsy-tents UrbanCampsite Amsterdam lets visitors camp in style in these artsy "tents" Justine Testado 2015-07-24T15:41:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T17:42:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k2/k2c9phhzs7m5m0ec.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If you happen to find yourself wandering <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/362290/ijburg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IJburg</a>'s Centrumeiland artificial island in Amsterdam this summer, you might encounter a peculiar group of art installations randomly camped out in what feels like the middle of nowhere. Although the installations alone are enough to draw in passers-by, they're actually part of UrbanCampsite Amsterdam, an outdoor public exhibition wherein you can, yes, go camping.</p><p>Founders Annette van Driel and Francis Nijenhuis launched UrbanCampsite Amsterdam this past June after a successful first exhibition last year. As a way to brighten up the "sandy piece of wasteland" on the IJburg island and attract visitors to the developing neighborhood, the project offers all the basics of outdoor camping&nbsp;&mdash; but appeals to anyone looking to add a "luxurious" artsy twist in their experience.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ji/jicekm5h54oim4cj.jpg"></p><p>The campsite features 12 very different installations mostly built out of waste materials. With an <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/287980/airbnb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airbnb</a> reservation, a lucky number of visitors can spend the night in these char...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131329607/snarkitecture-s-10-000-sq-ft-indoor-beach-at-the-national-building-museum Snarkitecture's 10,000 sq ft indoor BEACH at the National Building Museum Justine Testado 2015-07-07T14:07:00-04:00 >2015-07-11T23:36:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6d/6dspvysncsw6tsw4.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Following Bjarke Ingels Group's wildly successful <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103881621/delve-into-the-big-maze-at-the-national-building-museum-in-washington-d-c" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG Maze</a> last summer, one could only wonder how Washington D.C.'s <a href="http://www.nbm.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Building Museum</a> would one-up itself this time around. Enter Alex Mustonen and Daniel Arsham of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/94643/snarkitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Snarkitecture</a>, who envisioned the 10,000 square-foot indoor BEACH that opened on July 4 in the Museum's Great Hall.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ft/ftf9zl0aede2ampn.jpg"></p><p>Decked out in Snarkitecture's all-white aesthetic, the monochromatic installation has beach chairs and umbrellas on the "shoreline" and an "ocean" of nearly 1 million recyclable translucent plastic balls for visitors to "splash" in, facing a mirrored wall that creates the illusion of a vast expanse. The Museum commissioned Snarkitecture to design the giant ball-pit&nbsp;&mdash; which was <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/snarkitecture_brings_the_beach_indoors_at_the_national_building_museum_this/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">first announced</a> back in April&nbsp;&mdash; for the annual &ldquo;Summer Block Party,&rdquo; which consists of various public programming, exhibitions, and events.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q0/q0l6oof32bq4hpfs.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ao/aolxorvwcdqw3owg.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d0/d0o6rc7tixgkxdz4.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5m/5mtp5x1p370q1a0w.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3n/3n7ay8q2jj8coj4m.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ko/korf7u2kieofpq2j.jpg"></p><p>'We see the commission as an exciting opportunity to create an architectural installation that reimagines the qualities and possibilities of ma...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129328530/florida-rental-home-wrapped-in-foil-for-art-s-sake-confusion-ensues-as-expected Florida rental home wrapped in foil for art's sake, confusion ensues as expected Justine Testado 2015-06-11T13:53:00-04:00 >2015-06-16T12:55:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lq/lqbjc3txas8zwif6.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Neighbors haven't quite wrapped their heads around what's going on at 402 Ashland Ave., where aluminum foil covers every inch of a house on three sides and dangles like silver earrings from trees...They've asked resident [and artist] Piotr Janowski...He explains that it's an outdoor art project, inspired by Florida's beauty. Code enforcement is still trying to determine if the project is violating any ordinances...</p></em><br /><br /><p>Janowski tells the Tamba Bay Times: "This is art. In their thick, bureaucratic books, I'm sure they have nothing against this."</p><p>Oh, Florida. Maybe <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/87167241/lucid-stead-by-artist-phillip-k-smith-iii-illuminates-joshua-tree-california" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this artist</a> could give Janowski a few tips, but hey, to each their own.</p><p>More:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106022557/protective-wrap-covers-historical-structures-near-french-fire" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Protective wrap covers historical structures near French Fire</a></p></li><li><p><a title="Miami's SkyRise tower faces legal challenges over taxpayer money" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125981161/miami-s-skyrise-tower-faces-legal-challenges-over-taxpayer-money" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miami's SkyRise tower faces legal challenges over taxpayer money</a></p></li><li><p><a title='Miami Artist Destroyed $1M Ai Weiwei Vase Because PAMM "Only Displays International Artists"' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93808897/miami-artist-destroyed-1m-ai-weiwei-vase-because-pamm-only-displays-international-artists" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miami Artist Destroyed $1M Ai Weiwei Vase Because PAMM "Only Displays International Artists"</a></p></li><li><p><a title='Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly-designed "Walkie Talkie" skyscraper melts car with light reflections' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/80975331/rafael-vi-oly-designed-walkie-talkie-skyscraper-melts-car-with-light-reflections" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly-designed "Walkie Talkie" skyscraper melts car with light reflections</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/128637001/national-building-museum-turns-to-indiegogo-to-fund-upcoming-beach-installation National Building Museum turns to Indiegogo to fund upcoming BEACH installation Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-02T14:17:00-04:00 >2015-06-04T21:29:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/05/058ukrfavrte3k0t.jpg" width="620" height="349" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last summer, the National Building Museum in DC installed <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103881621/delve-into-the-big-maze-at-the-national-building-museum-in-washington-d-c" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG's giant wooden maze</a> in its atrium, and attracted over <a href="http://www.designboom.com/architecture/bjarke-ingels-group-big-hot-to-cold-exhibition-national-building-museum-01-21-2015/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">50,000 visitors</a>. Exactly a year later, the museum is planning another large-scale public installation to draw blockbuster attendance: BEACH, a playa-themed ball-pit for the museum's atrium. Brooklyn-based firm <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/94643/snarkitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Snarkitecture</a> is designing the enclosure that will house around 750,000 translucent balls, and a variety of beachy objects like beach chairs, umbrellas, and a snack shack. BEACH will open on July 4th of this year &ndash; that is, if the Museum can raise the money. Today, NBM announced that it was turning to&nbsp;<a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/build-a-beach-in-d-c#/story" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Indiegogo to crowdfund $10,000</a> for the installation and related summer programming.</p><p></p><p>Snarkitecture's BEACH installation was <a href="http://www.citylab.com/design/2015/04/the-national-building-museum-is-bringing-the-beach-indoors-this-summer/390054/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">first announced back in April</a>, with no mention of the Indiegogo campaign. As an independent non-profit 501(c)(3), the Museum supports its exhibitions through admissions and outside contributions, but this will be its first crowdfunding effort. It...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128328716/feast-your-eyes-on-do-ho-suh-s-immersive-home-installations-in-this-short-film Feast your eyes on Do Ho Suh's immersive home installations in this short film Justine Testado 2015-05-29T14:05:00-04:00 >2015-06-04T21:40:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qd/qdphws3py6kbrps4.jpg" width="640" height="354" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Seoul-based cinematographer and photographer <a href="http://www.nilsclauss.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nils Clauss</a> put together a new film highlighting the works of esteemed sculptor and installation artist <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Do-ho_Suh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Do Ho Suh</a>. Suh's site-specific pieces play with the boundaries of identity and revolve around the physical and metaphorical malleability of space, whether that's captivating viewers into monochromatic structures made of thin translucent fabrics or putting them on edge with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/50597891/san-diego-artwork-displays-cottage-hanging-off-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">houses teetering off the roof</a> of a building.</p><p>Clauss' mini film highlights Suh's "Perfect Home" exhibition at the <a href="http://www.kanazawa21.jp/en/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art</a> in Kanazawa, Japan from 2012-2013.</p><p>Spare a few minutes and check out the video below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127807528/oma-designed-chinese-pavilion-now-open-at-2015-venice-art-biennale OMA-designed Chinese Pavilion now open at 2015 Venice Art Biennale Justine Testado 2015-05-23T01:31:00-04:00 >2015-05-26T21:10:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n7/n7za0b1guwwn3px2.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>OMA returns to Venice once again in the debut of the Chinese Pavilion they designed for the 2015 International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, "All the World's Futures", which opened to the public on May 9. Commissioned by the Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation, the multimedia exhibition balances aspects of traditional Chinese culture and society with the works of various contemporary artists and designers all under the theme, "Other Future."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8s/8sunhytc3bmxfk00.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/44/44dpl3gjdzxb7sia.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ge/gerogi3ip2jroeh4.jpg"></p><p>The exhibition features work by notable Chinese creatives like classical composer Tan Dun, Liu Jiakun of Jiakun Architects, artist Lu Yang, filmmaker Wu Wenguang / Caochangdi Work Station, and Wen Hui / Living Dance Studio. The artworks are positioned against a backdrop of digital projections so as to connect the interior and exterior works.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7w/7wvyszdshnu174f4.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fo/fo0nwk9a1irj2rin.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ni/niek2i57d17vkt7f.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1c/1cltdd178ywjro9x.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dq/dqriwnv8otxys7sc.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ok/ok7kt76temaq6uxx.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tv/tvqjrxj1t6x3l0g2.jpg"><br><em>All images Copyright OMA</em>.</p><p>OMA Asia designed "Other Future" in collaboration with curatorial advisor Kayoko Ota, who was in charge of the Japanese Pavilion at the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/453301/2014-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 Venice Architecture Biennale</a>. Dong...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127305875/bigger-than-a-breadbox-winner-the-pulp-canopy-will-be-showcased-at-boston-society-of-architects-in-june Bigger than a Breadbox winner "The Pulp Canopy" will be showcased at Boston Society of Architects in June Justine Testado 2015-05-14T20:27:00-04:00 >2015-05-18T20:46:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t2/t2621a3ssm5dz7mw.jpg" width="650" height="353" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Kh&ocirc;ra exhibition curators Robert Trumbour and Aaron Willette organized the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/116657847/the-bigger-than-a-breadbox-competition-is-accepting-proposals" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bigger than a Breadbox, Smaller than a Building competition</a> as a means to explore the medium of installation in the architectural realm, specifically the medium's increasing appeal among emerging architects and designers due to its dual spatial-artistic qualities.</p><p>For the competition, entrants had to further develop a previous proposal into a new site-specific installation for the Boston Society of Architects gallery lobby. Now that the winning submissions have been chosen, they will be realized in preparation for the "Bigger than a Breadbox" exhibition, opening on June 17.</p><p>The top-winning proposal, "The Pulp Canopy", by Katie Donahue and Mason Limke of MYKA investigates the architectural applications of cellulose fiber (paper pulp), which is considered to be the "most abundant raw material on the planet". Originating from its earlier form as The Pulp Wall, The Pulp Canopy consists of discarded paper products t...</p>