Archinect - News 2014-10-20T04:23:38-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/51056226/editor-s-picks-268 Editor's Picks #268 Nam Henderson 2012-06-11T18:57:00-04:00 >2012-06-11T20:55:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d6/d6x7gcge2nfsysrx.jpg" width="514" height="317" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>News</strong><br> Last week the Buckminster Fuller Challenge <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/50481228/living-building-challenge-wins-the-2012-buckminster-fuller-challenge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">announced that the Living Building Challenge, founded by Jason McLennan, was the official winner of this year's competition</a>. The LBC sets the world&rsquo;s highest ecological standard for building thoughtful, sustainable buildings, but it's much more than that - it&rsquo;s also a philosophy, an advocacy tool and a support network.&nbsp;<strong>joanna callas</strong> commented "<em>I noticed on of our projects was featured in the Buckminster Fuller Award to the Living Building Challenge. While appreciative of the attention, the agreement with our photographer, Matthew Millman requires all photos of the HawaiiPreparatory Academy Energy Lab carry his credit as well as our, Flansburgh Architects.&nbsp; In addition to this, it would be helpful to identify the photos used so that people can get more information on the individual projects.</em>"&nbsp;The project she&nbsp;refers&nbsp;to, is by Flansburgh Architects for the Hawaii Preparatory Academy and&nbsp;<a href="https://ilbi.org/lbc/casestudies/HPAenergylab/home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">is one of the Living Building Challenge case stud...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/48377338/editor-s-picks-264 Editor's Picks #264 Nam Henderson 2012-05-14T11:59:00-04:00 >2012-06-18T19:07:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7s/7sizizadismyyr8h.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The latest Showcase feature profiles the Summer House in Austria by Judith Benzer Architektur, the design of which is oriented by the cubature of the Kellerst&ouml;ckel (wine house), typical of the Southern Burgenland region. stroke123 liked it but wondered "how does the roof shed water? Waterproof membrane and concealed gutters and downspouts?".</p></em><br /><br /><p> The latest <strong>Showcase</strong> feature <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/47317600/showcase-summer-house-in-southern-burgenland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">profiles the Summer House in Austria </a>by <a href="http://www.judithbenzer.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Judith Benzer Architektur</a>,&nbsp;the design of which is oriented by the cubature of the Kellerst&ouml;ckel (wine house), typical of the Southern Burgenland region. I particularly loved the detailing for sharp edges of the cubature which are formed by copper corner plates.&nbsp;<strong>stroke123</strong> liked it but wondered "<em>how does the roof shed water?&nbsp; Waterproof membrane and concealed gutters and downspouts?</em>". While <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/10878493/andrew-chaveas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andrew Chaveas</a>&nbsp;complemented the "<em>great compilation/composition of materials</em>"&nbsp;yet still thought <a href="http://www.herzogdemeuron.com/index/projects/complete-works/126-150/128-house-in-leymen/IMAGE.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">H&amp;dM has a better commentary</a>&nbsp;on the "house", here referring to that firm&rsquo;s House in Leymen.</p> <p> <br> For the latest <strong>In Focus</strong> interview Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/47288629/in-focus-brad-feinknopf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">spoke with American architectural photographer Brad Feinknopf</a>, who has shot over 100 AIA Award winning projects.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6b/6bbf1r8koafmjmlu.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/47664005/first-images-of-the-2012-serpentine-gallery-pavilion-by-herzog-de-meuron-and-ai-weiwei" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's Serpentine Gallery released plans for the 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion designed by Herzog &amp; de Meuron and Ai Weiwei</a>.&nbsp;Although the original design announcement "<em>descr...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/31368645/editor-s-picks-242 Editor's Picks #242 Nam Henderson 2011-12-18T12:32:07-05:00 >2011-12-20T11:16:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6a/6aeg4di4ouaofoe7.jpg" width="514" height="716" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sn&oslash;hetta has released a virtual tour exploring their proposed expansion/redesign for SFMOMA. SUVERK noted that he spends a lot of time walking through that hood and argues "the new Snohetta design is very stealthy...The surrounding towers St. Regis(SOM) and the W Hotel(Hornberger and Worstell) dominate the skyline to the point that one would not right away notice the SFMOMA expansion- (which is the same size as Botta's).- It will sneak up on you and then you will be curious -WTF is that?</p></em><br /><br /><p> Archinect&rsquo;s most recent <strong>ShowCase</strong> feature highlights&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/31142637/showcase-vlp-chapel-in-grand-bigard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">VLP Chapel in Grand-Bigard</a>,&nbsp;by <a href="http://tcct.be/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">tcct</a>,&nbsp;a firm based in Bruges, Belgium.</p> <p> <strong>News</strong></p> <p> Portuguese collective <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/30930968/bluetube-bar-by-dose" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DOSE sent us images and a fascinating time-lapse video of their project BLUETUBE BAR</a>, a temporary bar to operate at the annual academic festival in Oporto, Portugal, Queima das Fitas.</p> <p> Wallpaper <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/30686758/five-architecture-firms-reveal-how-they-got-ahead" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">brought together five young firms of note at the V&amp;A+RIBA Architecture Gallery in London and asked them to reveal how they got started</a>.&nbsp;<strong>Apurimac</strong> reacting to the images of one of the firms ACME&rsquo;s porposal for Universidad Distrital, in Bogot&aacute; commented "<em>Those poor bricks in that Columbia project... Its like they "asked the brick what it wanted to be" and it said &lsquo;raped&rsquo;</em>."</p> <p> Sn&oslash;hetta has released a virtual tour exploring their proposed expansion/redesign for SFMOMA.&nbsp;<strong>SUVERK</strong> noted that he spends a lot of time walking through that hood and argues that "<em>the new Snohetta design is very stealthy - kind of a you don't know it's there until it's in ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/30828741/competition-may-determine-future-of-egypt-s-tahrir-square Competition may determine future of Egypt's Tahrir Square Archinect 2011-12-13T20:08:38-05:00 >2011-12-13T20:09:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kc/kcjhey1eux6tfs4u.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One of the largest plots in the square, in front of the Egyptian museum and Ritz Carlton hotel, has been fenced off for more than a decade by a company linked to former members of the regime. "My question is what is the intention of any urban intervention by the government or by a competition," said Nasser Rabbat, the Aga Khan professor of Islamic architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston. "Is there a movement to make the square more controllable?"</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/28512285/the-occupy-movement-and-the-new-public-space The Occupy Movement and the New Public Space Quilian Riano 2011-11-23T18:33:19-05:00 >2011-11-26T12:39:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8a/8a0414lahl6pdvl1.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Occupy Wall Street Protests is testing Public Spaces not meant as campgrounds. But when the public chooses to use its public space in ways it wasn&rsquo;t intended to be used, who&rsquo;s right? The public or the public space?</p></em><br /><br /><p> Whatever the response [to Occupy Wall Street], the fact that these protests have persisted for weeks and months in parks has put a spotlight on public spaces in general. But that fact has also complicated the response. These spaces are part of our cities so they can be used by the public. They&rsquo;re also explicitly not intended to play campground for extended amounts of time. But when the public chooses to use its public space in ways it wasn&rsquo;t intended to be used, who&rsquo;s right? The public or the public space?</p>