Archinect - News 2016-07-02T01:42:08-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/145510875/renovation-of-kahn-s-richards-labs-pleases-both-scientists-and-architects Renovation of Kahn's Richards Labs pleases both scientists and architects Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-01-12T13:05:00-05:00 >2016-01-18T02:31:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0u/0uylvxax7f63n3re.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The renovation has pared Kahn's spaces down to their essence, restoring a Zenlike calm, and revealing the muscular concrete structure that made the design such a revelation in the early 1960s, when International Style glass towers were all the rage. As Kahn, who was known for his mystical pronouncements, might say, Richards has become the building it always wanted to be.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The renovation was led by Penn's university architect, David Hollenberg, who oversaw <a href="http://www.pennconnects.upenn.edu/find_a_project/alphabetical/richards_medical_research_labs_alpha/richards_medical_research_labs_overview.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a host of architects</a>&nbsp;working on the complex's four towers, including: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/3090592/eyp-architecture-engineering" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EYP</a>, Urban Engineers, Keast &amp; Hood, Bruce Brooks &amp; Assoc., and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/aosarchitects/project/richards-medical-research-laboratory-renovations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atkin Olshin Schade</a>.&nbsp;Hollenberg also suggested Penn nominate the building for National Historic Landmark Status, which it achieved in 2009, complicating the renovation significantly.</p><p>More from Kahn's legacy:</p><ul><li><a title="Works by Le Corbu and Louis Kahn in Ahmedabad left off historic conservation list" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129719489/works-by-le-corbu-and-louis-kahn-in-ahmedabad-left-off-historic-conservation-list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Works by Le Corbu and Louis Kahn in Ahmedabad left off historic conservation list</a></li><li><a title="In-depth Louis Kahn exhibition opening at London&rsquo;s Design Museum on July 9" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103655820/in-depth-louis-kahn-exhibition-opening-at-london-s-design-museum-on-july-9" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In-depth Louis Kahn exhibition opening at London&rsquo;s Design Museum on July 9</a></li><li><a title="Decades Later, a Vision Survives" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/57162368/decades-later-a-vision-survives" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Decades Later, a Vision Survives</a></li><li><a title="The Artist in the Architect" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/10731972/the-artist-in-the-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Artist in the Architect</a></li><li><a title='Louis Kahn&rsquo;s "Lost" Renderings Now Under Construction' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102944/louis-kahn-s-lost-renderings-now-under-construction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Louis Kahn&rsquo;s "Lost" Renderings Now Under Construction</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/62390166/hok-team-selected-to-design-new-global-hub-for-biomedical-research-in-italy HOK Team Selected to Design New Global Hub for Biomedical Research in Italy Archinect 2012-11-29T11:48:00-05:00 >2012-12-03T18:58:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f07uqmd7opq0716g.jpg" width="514" height="324" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> HOK has been selected as lead architect for the Ri.MED Biomedical Research and Biotechnology Center (BRBC) near Palermo, Sicily, in Southern Italy. HOK&rsquo;s team was selected from a field of 14 entrants in an international design competition.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/41/415mh38nafyjigps.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Plans for the 334,000-square-foot (31,000-square-meter) facility were unveiled on Nov. 27 in Palermo, Sicily, in an event attended by Italian political leaders including Prime Minister Mario Monti and Rosario Crocetta, president of the Region of Sicily. Leaders from UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center), the University of Pittsburgh, the Ri.MED Foundation and HOK also attended the event.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b2/b2mf4t4yz9ite610.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The $269 million (210 million-euro), world-class research facility will be a global hub for biomedical research and development. Managed by UPMC, the facility&rsquo;s focus on translational science will move research quickly from the lab to the marketplace. The ultimate goal is to prevent or cure diseases while improving the quality of life and life...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/28495457/nanjing-lab-by-yaohua-wang-architecture Nanjing Lab by Yaohua Wang Architecture Alexander Walter 2011-11-23T15:17:08-05:00 >2011-11-26T12:40:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ur/urtt8u4jvjzcm3b2.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Yaohua Wang, of Los Angeles firm Yaohua Wang Architecture, has sent us visualizations of proposed Nanjing Lab, a vegetation laboratory in Nanjing, China. The project was comissioned by the Nanjing Xiaguan district goverment and is currently within the schematic design phase.</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>