Archinect - News 2016-07-30T07:20:31-04:00 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/514x/18/18pvjzpxsflxmjod.jpg" width="514" height="343" 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/514x/46/46vd7ed8kgm7tdd1.jpg" width="514" height="287" 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/514x/6a/6a10ded30660fc650d24df31f0bbf5a7.jpg" width="514" height="343" 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/514x/sq/sq5lma39xexy89u7.jpg" width="514" height="188" 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/514x/kp/kpqi2fuewk1cikt8.jpg" width="514" height="294" 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/514x/m8/m8ltxy3tab5s7ari.jpg" width="514" height="264" 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/514x/5x/5ximkdfbi0q4hcfz.jpg" width="514" height="308" 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/514x/z3/z3vd6v6hqp7cm5ma.jpg" width="514" height="368" 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/514x/x0/x0kgvluycq3l7hat.jpg" width="514" height="397" 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/514x/09/091cm4tbc4d9nycn.jpg" width="514" height="343" 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/514x/7p/7pstlma5pot1kbbi.jpg" width="514" height="343" 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/514x/wt/wtbwc0snzghq0uhq.jpg" width="514" height="322" 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/514x/67/6703bss9asur57xy.jpg" width="514" height="249" 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/514x/k2/k2c9phhzs7m5m0ec.jpg" width="514" height="386" 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/514x/6d/6dspvysncsw6tsw4.jpg" width="514" height="343" 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/514x/lq/lqbjc3txas8zwif6.jpg" width="514" height="342" 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/514x/05/058ukrfavrte3k0t.jpg" width="514" height="289" 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/514x/qd/qdphws3py6kbrps4.jpg" width="514" height="284" 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/514x/n7/n7za0b1guwwn3px2.jpg" width="514" height="342" 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/514x/t2/t2621a3ssm5dz7mw.jpg" width="514" height="279" 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> http://archinect.com/news/article/124217768/detroit-s-p-funk-inspired-mothership-is-ready-to-get-the-party-started Detroit's P. Funk-inspired Mothership is ready to get the party started Justine Testado 2015-03-31T20:24:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T13:32:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3b/3bphae9z441291pg.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Most people would probably be envious of the lucky DJs that got to spin tunes in The Mothership (I know I am). Ann Arbor-based practice <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/75903361/anya-sirota-akoaki" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anya Sirota + AKOAKI</a> looked to legendary funk collective <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P-Funk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">P-Funk</a> and their iconic album <em><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mothership_Connection" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mothership Connection</a></em> to design the swanky modular DJ and broadcast booth for Detroit's North End neighborhood and its local music scene.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xs/xs8dnig2qobrucou.jpg"></p><p>Akoaki created The Mothership to mark the start of the collaborative <a href="http://www.onemile.us/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">O.N.E. Mile</a> initiative, which brings together architects, designers, and artists to revive the public spaces along historic Oakland Avenue for a series of experimental cultural events all year long. The Mothership made its debut during O.N.E. Mile's free (and unprecedented) Mothership Launch event this past October, where 12 honorary members of Parliament-Funkadelic did a special live performance in an empty garage on Oakland Avenue. The mobile unit is still stationed there but has more future public appearances in tow.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nh/nhmcnrf946qmrqzl.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3s/3sp1jr0h95wuzh23.jpg"></p><p>The Mothership is constructed by an aluminu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123753552/one-week-left-to-register-for-the-field-constructs-design-competition One week left to register for the Field Constructs Design Competition! Justine Testado 2015-03-25T18:24:00-04:00 >2015-03-25T18:25:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ee/ees7i9cfrgjg0uqg.jpg" width="514" height="578" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Yearning for the chance to design a public installation? Register now for the <a href="http://fieldconstructs.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Field Constructs Design Competition</a> before the final submission deadline on <strong>April 1, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST</strong>.</p><p>The international open competition is currently accepting proposals for a temporary outdoor installation that will be exhibited at the Circle Acres Nature Preserve in Austin, Texas during a week-long program of creative community events in November. All emerging architects, landscape architects, designers, and artists are invited to compete! Registration is now $80.</p><p>Plus, there will be more than one winning proposal. The jury will select 5-8 entries to be realized. Winners to be announced on June 1. They'll receive a US$5,000 reimbursable budget to build their proposals. Authors of the winning proposals will be recognized during a public reception.</p><p>The jury:</p><ul><li>Benjamin Ball, Ball-Nogues Studio, Los Angeles</li><li>Eva Franch i Gilabert, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York</li><li>John Grade, Artist, Seattle</li><li>Virgin...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/123293427/protectcity-campaign-launched-in-support-of-michael-heizer-s-city #ProtectCity campaign launched in support of Michael Heizer's "City" Alexander Walter 2015-03-19T19:00:00-04:00 >2015-03-20T14:16:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1m/1mzp8222h66dfaom.jpg" width="514" height="167" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Located in Garden Valley, Nevada, Michael Heizer&rsquo;s City is one of the most significant works of art in the United States. Begun by Heizer in 1972, the project is now in its final stage of completion. It will, in the future, be accessible by the public. [...] To see the land developed into a site for military, energy, or waste purposes, would ruin it forever. After 43 years of work, can it really be destroyed like this?</p></em><br /><br /><p>Notable American museums publicly expressed their support on Twitter via&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ProtectCity?src=hash" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#protectCITY</a>. The LACMA petition to protect Michael Heizer's&nbsp;<em>City</em>&nbsp;and the Basin and Range can be reached&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/protectbasinandrange/app_335652843138116" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Previously on Archinect:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112893574/michael-heizer-s-massive-desert-sculpture-city-will-make-you-cry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Heizer's massive desert sculpture, "City", will make you cry</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123221948/iba-ez-kim-studio-wins-folly-2015-with-torqueing-spheres Ibañez Kim Studio wins Folly 2015 with "Torqueing Spheres" Justine Testado 2015-03-18T20:40:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T22:35:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/av/avoq13fcledpj2ta.jpg" width="514" height="368" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The architectural folly is an opportunity for architects to bring out their eccentric side in the design process, which makes it an entertaining approach when creating a (temporary) public installation. In this spirit, the Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League of New York hosts the international Folly competition. Launched in 2012, the competition calls for early-career architects and designers to submit proposals that are described as contemporary interpretations of the architectural folly. The winning entry is then constructed as a temporary public outdoor installation at the Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, New York City.</p><p>Cambridge and Philadelphia-based practice <a href="http://www.ikstudio.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Iba&ntilde;ez Kim Studio</a> was announced as the Folly 2015 winner with their design, "Torqueing Spheres". IK Studio's distinctive proposal features a series of connected spherical forms that form a social-interactive space.</p><p>More project details below.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ts/tssbaaxve35o4a8u.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jl/jlmtp2mqbhe6x5w5.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/07/07g4tts51kyb5st4.jpg"></p><p>"Torqueing Spheres combines a simple concept &ndash; a straig...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120684378/need-another-idea-for-the-bigger-than-a-breadbox-competition-check-out-la-cabane-by-julien-franc-wahlgreen Need another idea for the Bigger than a Breadbox competition? Check out "La Cabane" by Julien Franc Wahlgreen Justine Testado 2015-02-14T12:00:00-05:00 >2015-02-16T12:46:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4x/4xkzn26c04uto0sp.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Inspired by the vintage French Citro&euml;n Type H cargo van, "La Cabane" designed by independent creative director <a href="http://www.julienfrancwahlgreen.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julien Franc Wahlgreen</a> functions as a room within a room that can enhance the increasingly common working-from-home experience. Plus, the structure's beach shack or quaint treehouse resemblance creates a fairly inviting environment to get in the zone.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0d/0di0kermhcxzodug.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2m/2mjbtc7zr384kirx.jpg"></p><p>Built in a Copenhagen duplex apartment, La Cabane (which translates to "hut" or "shack" in English) can be placed at the top of a staircase so the user can walk right into their workspace. Constructed by cabinet maker Gustav Sandeg&aring;rd, La Cabane's wooden flaps can be opened widely to create an extra 2.4 square meters of workspace, letting in natural light and providing enough wiggle room to comfortably house one person.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ml/ml56wovxtjeo66cr.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fd/fdrupi5mqnq6usa3.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sp/sp8j1v62qequ1qur.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vn/vn2in3u4ufrrypdh.jpg"></p><p>According to Wahlgreen, opening and closing the flaps becomes a daily ritual that can help the user mentally switch from "work mode" to "family life"/non-work mode. La Cabane's pared down plywood exterior looks l...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120674750/get-inspired-for-the-bigger-than-a-breadbox-competition-with-zimoun-s-250-prepared-ac-motors-325-kg-roof-laths-1-8-km-rope Get inspired for the Bigger Than A Breadbox competition with Zimoun's "250 prepared ac-motors, 325 kg roof laths, 1.8 km rope" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-13T19:44:00-05:00 >2015-02-14T11:57:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s1/s1n7i66feys4aeay.jpg" width="514" height="302" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There&rsquo;s something strangely social about Zimoun's hypnotizing installation, referred to by its list of materials: 250 prepared ac-motors, 325 kg roof laths, 1.8 km rope. Currently on view at Knockdown Center NYC,&nbsp;the laths wiggle and bounce on a pre-programmed sequence, imitating an ambiance of a group gathering, with complementary gesticulations and conversations held at a not quite intelligible but still audible level.</p><p></p><p><a href="https://vimeo.com/119456298" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zimoun : 250 prepared ac-motors, 325 kg roof laths, 1.8 km rope, 2015</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/zimoun" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ZIMOUN</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vimeo</a>.</p><p>The installation is one of the Swiss artist&rsquo;s three concurrent exhibitions in New York, collectively referred to as [KE]3 , each with their own structured system put into motion. This &ldquo;sonic architecture&rdquo;, as described by Zimoun, &ldquo;signifies a space of entrance, but also a sound composition that functions more like an organism, something that is not changing into something else over time, but rather is full of variations in its details, and potent in its sonic possibilities. It&rsquo;...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120588790/jam-to-your-heart-s-desire-with-stereotank-s-heartbeat-installation-in-times-square Jam to your heart's desire with Stereotank's "Heartbeat" installation in Times Square Justine Testado 2015-02-12T16:29:00-05:00 >2015-02-19T20:26:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kn/kn8umvfc1qk7iedz.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The 2015 Times Square Valentine Heart Design competition winner, "Heartbeat", by Brooklyn-based practice Stereotank was unveiled in Times Square New York City just in time for Valentine's weekend. Organized by the Times Square Alliance in partnership with&nbsp;The Architectural League of New York, the annual competition invites architects and designers to send proposals for a Valentine's Day-themed public art installation in NYC's Times Square.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d5/d5pwmpco9a10d5ix.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u7/u7m5rssxq48rqfwh.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jk/jkiqj3hmu0ahtz6j.jpg"></p><p>Even if Valentine's Day isn't everyone's kind of thing, the Heartbeat installation spreads the universal love for music. The installation is a heart-shaped beating drum that glows to the rhythm of a strong, deep, and low-frequency heartbeat sound that changes its rate as passersby approach, move around, or play its various percussion instruments and join the base rhythm of the installation's "pulse". In a location like Times Square, Heartbeat continuously orchestrates the sounds of its active environment into an "urban concert" of its own kind.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gg/ggnttnx8ah168ga3.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v2/v2io908uqigjavbx.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tg/tgoklcc0k2bae22y.jpg"></p><p>Hear...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120590403/the-bigger-than-a-breadbox-competition-exploring-the-medium-of-installation-nears-its-final-deadline-last-chance-to-submit-your-proposals The "Bigger than a Breadbox" competition, exploring the medium of installation, nears its final deadline - Last chance to submit your proposals! Archinect 2015-02-12T15:54:00-05:00 >2015-02-12T21:27:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1u/1u7yljwcz5sot2e6.jpg" width="514" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Just a few days left to submit your ideas to the <a href="http://btabb.archinect.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bigger than a Breadbox, Smaller than a Building</a> competition! Entries need to be received by <strong>Sunday, February 15, 2015</strong> via the competition website <strong><a href="http://btabb.archinect.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">btabb.archinect.com</a></strong>.</p><p>Kh&ocirc;ra exhibition curators Robert Trumbour and Aaron Willette are the organizers behind this call for submissions, hoping for an exploration of the medium of installation design within the architectural realm and its duality of spatial-artistic traits.</p><p>The winning entry will be realized in the lobby at the Boston Society of Architects' BSA Space during the fittingly titled gallery exhibition <em>Bigger than a Bread Box, Smaller than a Building</em>, June 17 &ndash; October 4, 2015.</p><p>Some more details from the brief:</p><p>"From June 17th &ndash; October 4th of 2015 the Boston Society of Architects' BSA Space gallery will host 'Bigger than a Bread Box, Smaller than a Building,' a gallery exhibition that will examine the appropriation of installation in contemporary architectural practice. While in no way...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120587986/need-some-inspiration-to-submit-to-the-bigger-than-a-breadbox-competition-take-a-peek-at-oyler-wu-collaborative-s-the-cube Need some inspiration to submit to the "Bigger Than A Breadbox" competition? Take a peek at Oyler Wu Collaborative's "The Cube" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-12T15:11:00-05:00 >2015-02-18T23:17:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u0/u0snbbk8hvmk6lti.jpg" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We caught a glimpse behind the curtain of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/38847/oyler-wu-collaborative" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oyler Wu Collaborative</a>&rsquo;s hand-over-hand process in <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/120061268/oyler-wu-collaborative-in-ink-graphite-and-steel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anthony Morey&rsquo;s latest piece</a>, where the principal&rsquo;s meticulous and dogged drawing exercises helped push the firm&rsquo;s formal development. Taking a look back at one of their earlier pavilions, &ldquo;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/94978858/advanced-geometry-with-oyler-wu-collaborative-s-the-cube" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Cube</a>&rdquo;, initially built for the 2013 Beijing Biennale, helps draw the contingency from line drawing to taught steel.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b1/b16jyljfc2ruqowy.jpg"></p><p>As <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/76039835/justine-testado" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Justine Testado</a> previously described in her introduction to &ldquo;The Cube&rdquo;, the sculpture/pavilion &ldquo;transforms a solid idea into an abstract piece&rdquo;, complicating the supposedly concrete notion of an ideal form, the perfect cube. The pavilion is a clear elaboration on previous work, such as their <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/86934209/showcase-taipei-sales-center-by-oyler-wu-collaborative" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taipei Sales Center</a> or the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/72707834/stormcloud-by-oyler-wu-collaborative-for-sci-arc-s-40th-anniversary-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stormcloud</a> pavilion at SCI-Arc, where solid volumes are stretched and torn by lines and suspensions, testing the spatial limits of what they consider &ldquo;pure&rdquo; forms.&nbsp;OWC has also designed two other pavilions at SCI-Arc, including <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/28283694/netscape-sci-arc-graduation-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Netscape</a> and Centerstage, which fit clearly ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120059665/yap-2015-winner-andr-s-jaque-office-to-install-cosmo-at-moma-ps1-this-summer YAP 2015 winner Andrés Jaque/Office to install "Cosmo" at MoMA PS1 this summer Justine Testado 2015-02-05T19:06:00-05:00 >2015-02-05T19:13:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t2/t218g9uduo4i9mou.jpg" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>MoMA PS1 announced today that "COSMO" by Andr&eacute;s Jaque/Office for Political Innovation is the winner of the 2015 Young Architects Program competition. Every year, the YAP winning design is realized into a temporary outdoor installation placed in the outdoor courtyard of MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, New York during the annual Warm Up summer music festivities in late June. <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/news_tags/tag/young+architects+program" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YAP</a> proposals have to provide seating, shade, and water, and also follow guidelines that address environmental issues and sustainability.</p><p>Made of customized irrigation components, COSMO is described as a moveable party artifact that is also biochemically engineered to filter and purify 3,000 gallons of water in a period of four days. The structure will continuously eliminate suspended particles and nitrates, balance pH levels, and increase the level of dissolved oxygen. As a result, the same body of water will become more purified with each cycle.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e0/e0mx1jrgp6mynizo.jpg"></p><p>Similar to&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92921888/yap-winner-the-living-selected-to-re-design-moma-ps1-s-courtyard-this-summer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">last year's winning installation "Hy-Fi"</a>, COSMO is more than...</p>