Archinect - News 2014-04-24T11:33:58-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/87230614/nyc-s-liberty-park-comes-into-view NYC's Liberty Park comes into view Nam Henderson 2013-11-25T11:34:00-05:00 >2013-11-25T11:56:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qd/qdezgit1y47d7cgy.jpg" width="514" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;They have taken what could have been a barren rooftop and turned it into much needed public space for the community...Because it&rsquo;s elevated, it&rsquo;s out of the flow of the street...There&rsquo;ll be a sense of calm". - Catherine McVay Hughes, chairwoman of Community Board 1 in Lower Manhattan</p></em><br /><br /><p> David W Dunlap reports that although plans for&nbsp;Liberty Park have been mostly unknown till now, last month images of St. Nicholas Church and Liberty Park appeared on the website of the architect Santiago Calatrava, who is designing the church. The park was rendered in sufficient detail that it was possible for the first time to understand its basic design.&nbsp;The principal designer is Joseph E. Brown, a landscape architect who is the chief innovation officer at Aecom.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/71337150/olympic-displacement-atlanta-1996-to-rio-2016 Olympic Displacement: Atlanta 1996 to Rio 2016 Places Journal 2013-04-15T17:35:00-04:00 >2013-04-15T17:38:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/80/80itd6jsj684xt1j.jpg" width="514" height="553" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Atlanta and Rio are but two chapters in the long history of displacement that has accompanied mega-events like the Olympics. Similar dynamics reshaped London&rsquo;s Clays Lane Estate, Beijing&rsquo;s hutongs, the Marousi Roma settlement in Athens, Barcelona&rsquo;s Poblenou and Seoul&rsquo;s hanoks. . . . Today the people of Vila Aut&oacute;dromo are struggling for what housing scholar-activist Chester Hartman has aptly called &ldquo;the right to stay put.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> As plans unfold for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, MIT's Lawrence Vale and Annemarie Gray consider the case of Vila Aut&oacute;dromo, a former fishing colony on the Olympic site whose residents have organized to resist displacement. They compare ongoing events in Rio to the demolition of Atlanta's Techwood Homes, the first public housing in America, prior to the 1996 Olympics.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/57499569/editor-s-picks-282 Editor's Picks #282 Nam Henderson 2012-09-18T11:58:00-04:00 >2012-09-18T12:49:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rb/rblnhojknks6zrbx.jpg" width="365" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The NYT reported that Pedro E. Guerrero, a former art school dropout , died on Thursday at his home in Florence, Ariz. w. wynne A.I.A. offered up the following "Pedro has a wonderful book about his photographic work, and I am sadden to hear of his death. Mr. Wright called him &lsquo;Peter&rsquo;, but the story of his life with FLW is very nice and interesting account of the middle career of Mr. Wright."</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>News</strong></p> <p> <br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/57281940/pedro-guerrero-flw-s-photographer-dies-at-95" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The NYT reported</a>&nbsp;that Pedro E. Guerrero, a former art school dropout who showed up in the dusty Arizona driveway of Frank Lloyd Wright in 1939, boldly declared himself a photographer and then spent the next half-century working closely with him, capturing his modernist architecture on film, died on Thursday at his home in Florence, Ariz.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/55179150/w-wynne-a-i-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">w. wynne A.I.A.</a>&nbsp;offered up the following "<em>Pedro has a wonderful book about his photographic work, and I am sadden to hear of his death. Mr. Wright called him &lsquo;Peter&rsquo;, but the story of his life with FLW is very nice and interesting account of the middle career of Mr. Wright.</em>"</p> <p> Bustler announced that <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/57078712/new-york-architect-deborah-berke-selected-for-berkeley-rupp-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architect Deborah Berke, founder of New York City-based firm Deborah Berke Partners, was selected as the first recipient of UC Berkeley&rsquo;s College of Environmental Design (CED) inaugural 2012 Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professorship and Prize</a>.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/aaron-willette" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aaron Willette</a>&nbsp;commented "<em>I had the pleasure of working with Deborah at Ghost 10, and to nobody's surpri...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/56095480/golden-state-warriors-select-sn-hetta-and-aecom-as-architecture-team-to-build-new-arena-on-sf-waterfront Golden State Warriors Select Snøhetta And AECOM As Architecture Team To Build New Arena On SF Waterfront Archinect 2012-08-27T16:39:00-04:00 >2012-08-27T16:40:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/04/04190dd4e7bbd3c1e64fb9a66c3a64ca.jpg" width="514" height="220" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Sn&oslash;hetta&rsquo;s extensive experience with ambitious waterfront projects and its world-class architects&rsquo; familiarity with San Francisco through their work on the SFMOMA expansion was a huge factor in our decision,&rdquo; said Joe Lacob, Co-Executive Chairman and CEO of the Warriors. &ldquo;All you have to do is look at what they&rsquo;ve done for the new National Opera House in Oslo and the Great Library of Alexandria in Egypt to see what is possible at Piers 30-32.&rdquo;</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/29115482/london-s-olympic-venues-challenge-architects London's Olympic venues challenge architects Archinect 2011-11-29T00:10:56-05:00 >2011-11-29T02:29:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/44/4496700da697024c244dbcc5affd6c1f.jpg" width="514" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In London's case the practicality of the architecture is a reaction to the economic rather than the political excesses of the recent past. The 2012 Games are shaping up, in fact, as one of the clearest signs yet that the architectural boom years of the last decade or so in the West have definitively ended.</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>