Archinect - News 2014-04-24T00:15:49-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/97204514/folly-2014-winner-suralark-to-be-installed-at-socrates-sculpture-park-in-may Folly 2014 winner SuralArk to be installed at Socrates Sculpture Park in May Justine Testado 2014-04-03T21:23:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:11:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iv/ivx61acpxdhpxghc.jpg" width="514" height="742" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Out of 170 submissions, Austin+Mergold's SuralArk recently won Folly 2014. Co-sponsored by The Architectural League of New York and Socrates Sculpture Park, the annual competition invites young architects and designers worldwide to propose contemporary interpretations of the traditional architectural folly. The jury also selected 10 Notable Entries. SuralArk will be designed and built at the Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, NY starting May 11 til Aug. 3, 2014.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5f/5flu5v6snnukiyw7.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hv/hv44hth6h3nasfqd.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y6/y6v3q9hi969pef19.jpg"></p><p>Learn more about SuralArk and see the Notable Entries on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/folly_2014_winner_suralark_to_be_installed_at_socrates_sculpture_park_in_ma/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97192468/winning-skin-installation-3xlp-to-begin-tour-this-fall-in-texas Winning SKIN installation 3xLP to begin tour this Fall in Texas Justine Testado 2014-04-03T17:35:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:11:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jg/jgtr9hdg01gwtft9.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since 3xLP by Christopher Romano and Nicholas Bruscia won the most recent TEX-FAB SKIN Digital Fabrication competition, the installation was exhibited at TEX-FAB 5 in Austin and will travel to Houston and Dallas along with the other competition finalists this fall. The SKIN competition paired emerging design research practices with fabrication industry leaders to create innovative solutions for facade systems using digital fabrication and parametric design tools.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/il/illevz88exyhnja0.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uu/uuye0etdeamyt7cd.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/39/39pm289kytp4dho0.jpg"></p><p>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winning_skin_installation_3xlp_to_begin_tour_this_fall_in_texas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/94978858/advanced-geometry-with-oyler-wu-collaborative-s-the-cube Advanced geometry with Oyler Wu Collaborative's "The Cube" Justine Testado 2014-03-05T20:24:00-05:00 >2014-03-10T21:21:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f0by6jwvrcxz7pyq.jpg" width="514" height="519" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>L.A. architectural practice <a href="http://oylerwu.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oyler Wu Collaborative</a> designed "The Cube" from a fundamental notion: to challenge the spatial and geometric properties of the cube, a geometric form long regarded as a basic element for design, art, and science. Built for the 2013 Beijing Biennale, the sculpture transforms a solid idea into an abstract piece -- and just a really cool-looking installation that surely makes a nifty backdrop for picture-taking.</p><p>We'll let Oyler Wu explain the intricate details behind the project:<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pt/ptpt5o01cgp2iwhf.jpg"><br><br>"The Cube was designed with the intention of challenging the perceptual reading of the volumetric object. Beginning with this iconic and basic geometry, the overall scheme is designed to maintain the clear presence of the six-sided object in space.</p><p>Closer inspection of the scheme, however, is intended to reveal a more nuanced and experiential spatial effect - one that moves beyond the object and offers a radically different reading. Approximately sixteen meters tall and constructed of ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93503615/getting-up-close-and-personal-with-the-times-square-heart-design-winning-sculpture Getting up close and personal with the Times Square Heart Design winning sculpture Justine Testado 2014-02-14T15:55:00-05:00 >2014-02-17T17:11:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n0/n0wl7i8re6oxvjcq.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To show you all some Valentine's Day love, we have more photos to share of Young Projects' recently unveiled "Match Maker" sculpture from the 2014 Times Square Heart Design competition. Currently on display at New York's Times Square until March 11, 2014, the interactive heart-shaped sculpture pairs up individuals based on their zodiac sign compatibility.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/98/9847dx6c88lew6pa.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1m/1mmfwuals819bute.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tp/tpgx9l7a2z6e2703.jpg"><br>From left to right: Bryan Young of Young Projects; Sherry Dobbin, Director of Public Art for the Times Square Alliance; and David van der Leer, Executive Director of Van Alen Institute</p><p>Find more photos on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/getting_up_close_and_personal_with_the_times_square_heart_design_winni/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p><strong>Related:</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93312930/winning-sculpture-of-2014-times-square-heart-design-unveiled" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winning sculpture of 2014 Times Square Heart Design unveiled</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93312930/winning-sculpture-of-2014-times-square-heart-design-unveiled Winning sculpture of 2014 Times Square Heart Design unveiled Justine Testado 2014-02-10T17:39:00-05:00 >2014-02-11T14:32:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ps/psbc9fzkldqmbwx4.jpg" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>How about we start the week with a heart-warming project right on time for Valentine's Day! "Match Maker," the winning sculpture of the 2014 Times Square Valentine Heart Design competition, was unveiled in New York's Times Square today. Designed by Brooklyn-based Young Projects in collaboration with Kammetal, "Match Maker" is an interactive heart-shaped sculpture that matches individuals based on their zodiac sign.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Have a glimpse of the winning and finalist installations:</p><p><strong>Winner:</strong> <strong>Young Projects - Match Maker</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gu/gunw66y80s9pnqi6.jpg"><br><br><strong>Haiko Cornelissen Architecten - TWEET HEART NY</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oz/oz2rv4d9ctmlmqqk.jpg"><br><br><strong>Pernilla Ohrstedt Studio - O Heart</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8a/8apkot3qpaj2sjns.jpg"><br><br><strong>Schaum/Shieh Architects - My Fuzzy Valentine</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/29/29mkoq2rtpopuhij.jpg"><br><br><strong>SOFTlab - Sweet Heart</strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ms/msz1x6gtbr3x7nru.jpg"><br><br><strong>The Living - Vapor Valentine</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i3/i3zmc76mxr0066rj.jpg"><br><br>Learn more about each project at <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/young_projects_wins_2014_times_square_valentine_heart_design_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88692390/modu-s-weather-un-control-exhibition-explores-the-post-sandy-indoor-air-environment MODU’s “Weather (Un)Control” exhibition explores the post-Sandy indoor air environment Justine Testado 2013-12-12T18:20:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T18:50:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zi/zi2vsu56l9wsxkwn.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As America's East Coast continues to recover from Hurricane Sandy, MODU's recently completed "Weather (Un)control" exhibition of the Marfa Dialogues/NY highlights an overlooked issue of the storm's aftermath that still remains: the invisible contaminants in indoor air.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The installation features drawings made from artificial dust and static electricity to address the current shortsighted methods for indoor air quality inspection and a "right" to better indoor air.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xx/xxb108s3baka3616.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u3/u3e2o4fp59hk3p0n.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ev/ev9kufekyrm0oylb.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Photos by Brett Beyer.</p> <p> More info at <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/modus_weather_uncontrol_exhibition_explores_the_post-sandy_indoor_air_envir/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88601546/hello-wood-uses-365-sleighs-to-build-an-11-meter-christmas-tree-in-budapest Hello Wood uses 365 sleighs to build an 11-meter Christmas tree in Budapest Justine Testado 2013-12-11T14:10:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T23:54:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7d/7div7vbnmbz7peb4.jpg" width="514" height="720" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The holiday season is in full swing &mdash; or sleigh, in this case. <a href="http://hellowood.eu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hello Wood</a>, an architecture and design studio, built an 11-meter tall Christmas tree in one week using 365 sleighs in front of the Palace of Arts in Budapest. (Watch the video below.)</p> <p> After Christmas, the temporary structure will be dismantled and the sleighs will be given to the kids living in the <a href="http://www.sos-childrensvillages.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOS Children&rsquo;s Village</a> homes in Hungary.<br><br> Here are the project details:<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0x/0xzlaepntwlnnk5u.jpg" title=""><br><br> "Visitors can step in and have a look at the construction from the inside. The base is made of steel, it weights 4.5 tons, so the construction is perfectly safe from the heavy winds of winter. The four stems of the installation hold 325 kilograms each.</p> <p> First, the carpenters of Hello Wood made the 10.5 meters tall wooden frame, which was brought to the scene, where it was put together with the help of a crane and the use of welding techniques."</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9n/9ntm7gbghlsjvfnx.jpg" title=""></p> <p> "Then came the alpinists of Hello Wood, who were working on the installation for four consecutive days...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88530806/unstudio-s-motion-matters-exhibition-at-the-maxxi-museum-in-rome UNStudio’s Motion Matters exhibition at the MAXXI Museum in Rome Justine Testado 2013-12-10T16:10:00-05:00 >2013-12-10T23:46:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aw/awe85qcirj2nj8nn.jpg" width="514" height="319" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After two successful showings, the third edition of UNStudio's Motion Matters exhibition opened at the MAXXI Museum in Rome on Dec. 6. As an exploration of movement, space, and perspective, the site-specific installation has visitors interact with and experience 10 rescaled representations of UNStudio's architectural designs.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e0/e08msxg2roxi60zu.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uu/uuln3bpsklwcb1xc.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6c/6c4hmqpbrls6e93r.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Get more details at <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/unstudios_motion_matters_exhibition_at_the_maxxi_museum_in_rome/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> <p> Photos &copy; Cesare Querci</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87550164/modu-s-outdoor-room-installation-highlights-air-quality-crisis-in-beijing MODU’s Outdoor Room installation highlights air quality crisis in Beijing Justine Testado 2013-11-27T20:27:00-05:00 >2013-12-02T22:49:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gj/gjt3ai4e86jbde44.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>MODU's competition-winning Outdoor Room creates a visual experience while raising awareness on Beijing's persistent air-quality issues. Recently installed in Beijing's Olympic Park for the 5th China International Architecture Biennial, the 5,000 sq.ft pavilion functions as urban public space and a barometer for Beijing's air quality levels &mdash; which are documented as much as the daily weather report.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ix/ix5k9z3il555yy7j.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1b/1bty0xjje70vtfxp.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rg/rgg46t69wh1r13g5.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ti/tiahvo0pv8kxxbww.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0t/0t96v17qi8n7jjy5.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zk/zkavwjyt4lkdpyl1.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>All images courtesy of MODU, photography: Matthew Niederhauser.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87167241/lucid-stead-by-artist-phillip-k-smith-iii-illuminates-joshua-tree-california Lucid Stead by artist Phillip K. Smith III illuminates Joshua Tree, California Justine Testado 2013-11-22T21:03:00-05:00 >2013-12-14T15:33:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hu/hudbh5cpwezwde9t.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Now here's a little weekend inspiration. "Lucid Stead" is an art installation by Phillip K. Smith, III in the beautiful desert landscape of Joshua Tree in California. With some mirrors, LED lights, custom built electronic equipment, and Arduino programming, Smith transformed a 70-year-old homesteader shack into an architecture piece that complements and contrasts with its peaceful environment throughout the entire day.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f3/f3drwkcinow35tr4.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hb/hbx0xlgh907lw32l.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eg/eguddu200u107898.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5w/5wjir3hs1pr30nlt.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9o/9o5qg8p3pxofk2ew.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mt/mt5hst66l5ii58om.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aq/aqtm8gbyw4u3hsf0.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cl/clsti8zo3pwdkqev.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5x/5xf24700fgjvtj8s.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>All images courtesy of <a href="http://www.pks3.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phillip K. Smith, III</a>; photographers: Steve King, Lance Gerber, Lou Mora (see image gallery below for details)</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86001723/i-am-zaha "I Am Zaha" Archinect 2013-11-07T17:34:00-05:00 >2013-11-11T21:12:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zr/zrrwm5vwe38nd25u.jpg" width="514" height="329" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On a brick wall near the Zaha Hadid Design Gallery in London's Clerkenwell district, tile and mosaic company Domus has crafted a likeness of Dame Zaha Hadid. But there is a trick to the installation by artist Greg Shapter&mdash;it is a three-dimensional, one-point-perspective piece that is best seen from an "X" stenciled onto the sidewalk nearby.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/85850609/as-autumn-leaves-installation-by-lcd-for-beijing-design-week-2013 “As Autumn Leaves” installation by LCD for Beijing Design Week 2013 Justine Testado 2013-11-05T18:41:00-05:00 >2013-11-11T21:19:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n8/n8hd7twisl8d82dx.jpg" width="514" height="703" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"As Autumn Leaves" by the Laboratory for Computational Design (LCD) is an art installation that mixes the emotive with precise computational design. The piece was installed during Beijing Design Week 2013 from Sept. 26 - Oct. 3.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/84689886/joseph-choma-s-latest-installation-line-01-on-display-until-the-end-of-october-in-atlanta Joseph Choma’s latest installation “Line 01” on display until the end of October in Atlanta Justine Testado 2013-10-21T16:48:00-04:00 >2013-10-21T16:54:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9e/9ehu6wbehd5okpk9.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There is nothing that joins mathematics and art more easily than the line. For something that looks so simple, there are plenty of complexities that come with it. In this case, architect and designer Joseph Choma of Design Topology Lab challenges the perception and drawing process of the line with his recent installation "Line 01" at the Promenade Building in Atlanta, Georgia. The installation will be on display at the fifth floor of the Promenade Building until the end of October.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/84469788/vu-n-the-garden-by-bureau-a-for-duc-nguyen-qui-s-tadioto-in-hanoi-vietnam “Vu’òn - The Garden” by Bureau A for Duc Nguyen Qui’s Tadioto in Hanoi, Vietnam Justine Testado 2013-10-18T20:27:00-04:00 >2013-10-21T19:00:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/25/25vb8yo2g4be1nbh.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Vu'&ograve;n - The Garden" by Swiss firm Bureau A is a temporary installation for the Tadioto, a gallery/bar/cafe/event space that Duc Nguyen Qui &mdash; a Vietnamese American journalist, writer, and artist &mdash; created for the blossoming creative community in Hanoi, Vietnam. The Tadioto is located in a section of a former penicillin factory from the Soviet era.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/83693376/currently-on-display-in-helsinki-erratic-by-norell-rodhe Currently on display in Helsinki: “Erratic” by Norell/Rodhe Justine Testado 2013-10-08T18:46:00-04:00 >2013-10-08T18:46:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/94/9465z7q75dmlqvg5.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Erratic" is an installation piece by Swedish architects Norell/Rodhe that shows a lot of personality. Daniel Norell and Einar Rodhe recently completed the project, which was featured in Helsinki Design Week this past September. Made from a thick custom-made sack restricted at hundreds of points, the massive 3 x 3 x 3 meter piece illustrates the tension between meticulous design and temperamental materials.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/82774294/artist-jay-senetchko-builds-full-scale-farmhouse-as-an-extension-of-his-paintings-show-opens-tomorrow-in-vancouver Artist Jay Senetchko builds full-scale farmhouse as an extension of his paintings; show opens tomorrow in Vancouver Justine Testado 2013-09-26T20:23:00-04:00 >2013-09-30T18:05:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qb/qbrcsy0h22ml29kn.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> "Industry and the Sleepwatchers" by artist Jay Senetchko from Vancouver, BC is a three-part art installation based on a poignant narrative of paintings that re-imagines the everyday lives of the artist's paternal grandmother Ann Senetchko and her husband Pete Senetchko, who was involved in the Alberta oil patch as a tool-pusher. The opening reception will be this Friday, Sept. 27 from 7-10 pm at an open space at a local Sole Foods Street Farm, an organization that transforms vacant land into fruitful working farms in Vancouver.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6l/6lqpcpfyit4hpu29.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r6/r60fvru423fdcecv.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Taking place in a life-size prairie farmhouse the artist constructed just two weeks earlier this month, the story behind this installation examines the positive and negative aspects of how the oil and gas industry affect domestic life--two elements the artist describes as "definitive of contemporary reality." Although Senetchko's grandfather was able to provide a comfortable life for his wife, he spent a great deal of time away from the house--and from he...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/82229412/the-play-lounge-uk-cod-students-transform-lexington-s-2013-beaux-arts-ball The PLAY LOUNGE - UK/CoD students transform Lexington's 2013 Beaux Arts Ball Archinect 2013-09-19T19:30:00-04:00 >2013-09-25T09:32:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n1/n1pxwousc84g99a4.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Jason Scroggin, of Lexington, KY-based <a href="http://dots-ky.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Office Takebayashi Scroggin (D.O.T.S.)</a>, has shared with us the project <em>The PLAY LOUNGE</em>&mdash;the result of a fabrication course Scroggin taught last Spring at <a href="http://www.uky.edu/design/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The University of Kentucky College of Design</a>, School of Architecture.</p> <p> The resulting objects were then part of Lexington's annual Beaux Arts Ball (<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/54510890/rainbow-massimal-by-design-office-takebayashi-scroggin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previously</a>).</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dd/ddgadwg8k5szb098.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lc/lc1e4s7lu1rvb5t3.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>The PLAY LOUNGE is the result of a graduate elective course entitled Tectonics, Typology, and Distribution taught by UK/CoD Assistant Professor Jason Scroggin (DOTS) in Spring 2013 that investigates participatory design and interactive manufactured objects.&nbsp; The class is treated as a laboratory for exploring these issues through research, discussion, and fabrication.&nbsp; An analysis of simple toys set up the discussion and acts as the motivating driver for a series of material constructs that consider new relationships between digital design and assembly processes to examine how physical form can engage the public realm.&nbsp; ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/82065559/prada-marfa-declared-an-illegal-outdoor-advertisement-faces-possible-removal Prada Marfa declared an illegal outdoor advertisement, faces possible removal Archinect 2013-09-17T15:32:00-04:00 >2013-09-23T20:37:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ef/efec13d2243e505390bd9342bb02677c.jpg" width="514" height="334" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Nearly eight years after opening, Prada Marfa has been classified by the Texas Department of Transportation as an &ldquo;illegal outdoor advertising sign&rdquo; because it displays the Prada logo on land where that is prohibited. This could lead to forced removal of the installation, although the department has not yet decided what action it will take.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/81097691/thresholds-marks-the-unmarked-at-kent-cemetery ‘Thresholds’ marks the unmarked at Kent cemetery Bradly Gunn 2013-09-05T14:20:00-04:00 >2013-09-06T11:32:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k1/k1fz0uf4tsh73mif.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;It is amazing to realize you could walk around the site not knowing if there is a body underneath you,&rdquo; Nelson said. &ldquo;How do you commemorate that?&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> Of the approximately 200 people buried at Saar Pioneer Cemetery, there are 89 unmarked graves, each&nbsp;unable to inform visitors of their presence and the role they played in Kent history. Collaborative artists&nbsp;Frances Nelson and Bradly Gunn seek to mark the unmarked by creating a series &ldquo;thresholds&rdquo; to walk under&nbsp;and pass through, as an acknowledgement of the final resting place of Kent&rsquo;s founding pioneers.&nbsp;</p> <p> THRESHOLDS is generously supported by 4Culture&rsquo;s Site Specific Program and the University of&nbsp;Washington&rsquo;s College of Built Environment&rsquo;s Digital Fabrication Lab, with additional support from McLendon&nbsp;Hardware, Dunn Lumber and Miller Paint Co.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/80165593/winners-of-timber-new-england-design-fabrication-competition Winners of TIMBER New England Design + Fabrication competition Justine Testado 2013-08-23T20:45:00-04:00 >2013-08-31T18:11:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/br/brq4ybtdhhryw77u.jpg" width="514" height="225" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners for the TIMBER New England Design + Fabrication competition were recently announced on TIMBER's website. Entrants had to propose a site specific installation inspired by traditional New England building and crafting, using engineered lumber or heavy timber. Each winning team will be paired with an architectural firm, a structural engineer, and a material supplier&mdash;and $7,500&mdash;to have their proposals realized at the URBAN TIMBER exhibit at BSA Space, opening in February 2014.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Here are the winning projects and teams:</p> <ul><li> Four Corners by Ultramoderne</li> <li> Coopered Column by Timothy Olson</li> <li> Duck-Work by Sean Gaffney and Christina Nguyen</li> <li> M2X3 by Gen Y Design Collaborative / Jeffery Lee, Christopher Taurasi and Lexi White</li> </ul><p> The mentoring firms who will help the winners develop their project installations are: NADAAA (Boston), Anmahian Winton Architects (Cambridge), Gray Organschi Architecture (New Haven), and Waugh Thistleton Architects (London).</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/79925818/in-orbit-tom-s-saraceno-s-gigantic-floating-installation in orbit - Tomás Saraceno's gigantic floating installation Archinect 2013-08-20T17:58:00-04:00 >2013-08-26T18:33:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fc/fcc153a2a668a64fa03655075c09d32f.jpg" width="514" height="531" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Artist and architect Tom&aacute;s Saraceno [...] created a massive layered installation that&rsquo;s suspended more than 25 meters (approx. 82 feet) in the air of the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen museum in D&uuml;sseldorf, Germany. &ldquo;in orbit&rdquo; stretches across the piazza under the mammoth glass ceiling of the K21 St&auml;ndehaus with its three levels of steel wire netting. Situated on the three levels are six inflated spheres that range in size, with the largest being 27 feet in diameter.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/48571177/tomas-sarceno-s-met-museum-rooftop-installation-cloud-city-now-open" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tomas Sarceno's Met Museum Rooftop Installation 'Cloud City' Now Open</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/79855003/the-living-architecture-of-philip-beesley The living architecture of Philip Beesley Archinect 2013-08-19T19:55:00-04:00 >2013-08-26T20:15:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e3/e356e63488b714e48b76b0d2aca8c1b8.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Philip Beesley is a Canada-based architect who has spent years blurring the lines between nature and technology. In 2008, he began work on the Hyozolic series &mdash; a collection of immersive installations that react to, and evolve with, the movements of people who pass through them. The idea, according to Beesley, is to create a "metabolic architecture," whereby manmade structures are seen not as inanimate, fixed objects, but as living, breathing entities, capable of regeneration and growth.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>The most recent addition to the Hyozolic series, Radiant Soil, debuted earlier this summer at the EDF Fondation in Paris, France.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/79617399/ball-nogues-about-euphony-the-studio-s-nashville-music-city-center-installation Ball-Nogues about Euphony, the studio's Nashville Music City Center Installation Archinect 2013-08-16T17:55:00-04:00 >2013-08-19T19:23:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eb/eb18fdad497cb3e4c5f1064421ce21a9.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Euphony, a dramatic installation of suspended stainless-steel ball chains by Ball-Nogues, has been created for Nashville's Music City Center. The studio, headed by Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues, intersects the disciplines of architecture, art and industrial design. We talk to Benjamin Ball about Euphony and the process of its construction.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/79614983/edward-hopper-s-nighthawks-as-life-size-installation-at-flatiron-building Edward Hopper’s "Nighthawks" as life-size installation at Flatiron Building Archinect 2013-08-16T17:02:00-04:00 >2013-08-19T19:25:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f4/f4y8p52jl3zdy7jt.jpg" width="514" height="772" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In celebration of Hopper Drawing, a life-size window installation of Edward Hopper&rsquo;s Nighthawks (1942) is on view inside the landmark Flatiron Building's prow, one of the original architectural inspirations for the iconic painting. We recommend viewing it at sunset!</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/76320827/yap-maxxi-2013-installation-completed-in-rome YAP MAXXI 2013 Installation Completed in Rome Alexander Walter 2013-07-02T19:42:00-04:00 >2013-07-03T12:47:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vx/vxb2ag4xxoxktdol.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>bam! bottega di architettura metropolitana recently completed He, the winning installation of the Young Architects Program (YAP) MAXXI 2013 in Rome</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously on Archinect:</p> <ul><li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/67043745/bam-bottega-di-architettura-metropolitana-wins-yap-maxxi-2013" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">bam! bottega di architettura metropolitana wins YAP MAXXI 2013</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/63348730/yap-maxxi-2013-five-finalists-announced" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YAP MAXXI 2013: five finalists announced</a></li> </ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/75999072/dalston-house Dalston House Andrew Davis 2013-06-28T11:53:00-04:00 >2013-07-01T18:54:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wx/wxmtmybqy8ktwvkj.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Wainwright - "So Leandro we are sitting on a window ledge in Dalston. Can you tell us why we're here? Erlich - "The idea is to create a facade that will resemble the architecture of the . . . neighborhood and um - that has always been part of my interest to bring the ordinary architecture as a stage for the public to participate in a kind of fiction that would be built through the experience."</p></em><br /><br /><p> Though edging on the sphere of art, Erlich's <em>Dalston House</em> provides a publicly accessible perversion of what would otherwise be banal architecture. This project uses that unexpected architectural content to foster rich narratives both as unique experiences and serendipitous performances. As Erlich says "Reality is what we build; it is not something given."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/75902660/pop-it-up-by-anya-sirota-akoaki POP IT UP by Anya Sirota + AKOAKI Alexander Walter 2013-06-26T14:41:00-04:00 >2013-07-01T18:58:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wo/wo9v3vpunx7mqa83.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Anya Sirota + AKOAKI, a design studio based in Michigan, has installed two monumental stars in a defunct tannery in Amilly, France. Titled POP IT UP, the installation is open to the public through September 29, 2013.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/74776620/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-art-chitecture-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Art-chitecture" Pinterest Board Archinect 2013-06-07T14:12:00-04:00 >2013-06-07T14:38:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f6/f69m8rziuxt2fzux.jpg" width="514" height="507" 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> Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/art-chitecture/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Art-chitecture</em></a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yf/yf4h6a4v8hkf1k8a.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/jasonorbesmith/project/the-cathedral2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Cathedral</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/jasonorbesmith" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jason Orbe-Smith</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/04/04mpg7vk2tz40z8x.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/vigilism/project/settlements-and-city-strategies" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Settlements and City Strategies</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/vigilism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olalekan Jeyifous</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dd/ddmng8cctx05lnfn.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/httpehabghali.com/project/a-gothic-thing-schindler-house-west-hollywood-ca" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Gothic Thing (Schindler House), West Hollywood,CA</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/httpehabghali.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ehab Ghali</a>, design collaboration with Xiaofeng Mei</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qt/qtqlx3yz5fm7yfr2.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/ibrahimrajah/project/platonic-solids" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Platonic Solids</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/ibrahimrajah" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ibrahim Rajah</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y0/y0ckwuzjo05z9gbi.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/30693999/between-the-sheets/55075632" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Between the Sheets</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/rowandesign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Rowan Johnson</a>, Aaron Baseman and Kris Fuentes</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a8/a8dsqo3jbo66iruq.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/64498/nightlight/27407743" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nightlight</a> in Sydney, Australia by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/64498/office-feuerman" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Office Feuerman</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0p/0ps7zeu9f68pgyer.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/1556/detroit-series/65606692" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Detroit Series</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1556/john-szot" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Szot</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zh/zh1913vplm707mqt.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/53348335/over-the-meaning-of-a-place/53348948" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Over the meaning of a place</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/53348335/crilo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Crilo</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7w/7wwlau2oeu3u70lc.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/38038465/the-house-as-a-metaphor/54108084" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The House As A Metaphor: Dream House</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/michael-jantzen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Jantzen</a></p> <p> (Cover pic: <a href="http://archinect.com/jarrodcaranto/project/fielded-drawing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">fielded drawing</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/jarrodcaranto" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jarrod Ray Caranto</a>)</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/117299/archinect-pinterest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here</a> to see more "Ten Top Images on Archinect's Pinterest Boards" features.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/74316881/act-of-parliament-by-shift-delete-turns-the-gherkin-into-the-world-s-biggest-penis 'Act of Parliament', by Shift//Delete, turns the Gherkin into the world's biggest penis Archinect 2013-05-31T17:47:00-04:00 >2013-06-04T15:29:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4b/4bjj2188hewe1s9a.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>... we have turned the Gherkin into the worlds tallest penis. A penis that is being gratified by our parliament with a sexual act. A 180m high erection for deregulation and global capitalism. We have created this art work for all those that are suffering cuts to their budgets, benefits, working hours, rights, freedoms and quality of life as Parliament perpetuates the age old practice of taxing the poor for the mistakes of the rich.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/73838930/director-of-hirshhorn-museum-resigns-over-bubble-s-uncertainty Director of Hirshhorn Museum resigns over Bubble's uncertainty Archinect 2013-05-24T14:49:00-04:00 >2013-05-27T15:26:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/38/38ju5coiawupql7n.jpg" width="514" height="412" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Richard Koshalek, the director of the Smithsonian Institution&rsquo;s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, said on Thursday that he was resigning after the board of trustees failed to reach a consensus on the future of a long-planned project to cover the museum&rsquo;s interior courtyard with a temporary inflatable bubble.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>