Archinect - News 2014-04-25T04:16:09-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/97496121/evolo-skyscrapers-2-now-available-for-pre-order eVolo Skyscrapers 2 now available for pre-order Justine Testado 2014-04-07T17:17:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:35:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xi/xivwe2qf8oyji22u.jpg" width="514" height="622" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Need inspiration to prepare for next year's <a href="http://www.evolo.us/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eVOLO</a> Skyscraper Competition? eVOLO's latest publication,<em> EVOLO SKYSCRAPERS 2 </em>is <a href="http://shop.evolo.us/product/evolo-skyscrapers-2-limited-edition-book" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">now available for pre-order</a> throughout April! Only 1,000 copies worldwide are in stock.</p><p>As the follow-up to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/33335726/evolo-skyscrapers-limited-edition-book" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the acclaimed first edition,</a> the hardcover, 628-page book showcases 150 of the best skyscraper submissions to the popular eVOLO Skyscraper Competition from the past few years.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gt/gt3durknyasn8gab.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ap/apg5rv5ik2ycp2qg.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8p/8pr1hfv86gz56d8p.jpg"></p><p>These reimagined super-tall structures explore technological advances, sustainable systems, and the establishment of new urban and architectural solutions to solve economic, social, and cultural problems of the world's contemporary cities.</p><p><strong>Click <a href="http://shop.evolo.us/product/evolo-skyscrapers-2-limited-edition-book" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to order.</strong> Orders will ship out in May.</p><p>For more eVOLO on Archinect, click <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/71983/evolo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/95886217/winners-of-the-paul-t-frankl-autobiography-giveaway Winners of the Paul T. Frankl autobiography giveaway Justine Testado 2014-03-17T19:36:00-04:00 >2014-03-18T13:43:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/03/03e6lkv934nfnhxs.jpg" width="514" height="641" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In our next announcement of giveaway winners, Archinect picked five of our readers to receive <em>Paul T. Frankl | Autobiography</em> by Viennese architect and design writer Paul T. Frankl. Launched in the U.S. for the first time by <a href="http://doppelhouse.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DoppelHouse Press</a>, Frankl had left the manuscript to his autobiography unfinished and unpublished when he died in 1958.</p><p>Without further ado, the winners are:</p><ul><li><strong>Peter E.</strong> - Chicago, IL</li><li><strong>Jenny V.</strong> - Chicago, IL</li><li><strong>Ian S</strong>. - Los Angeles, CA</li><li><strong>Joseph W</strong>. - Northridge, CA</li><li><strong>Thomas W</strong>. - New York, NY</li></ul><p>Congrats! And as always, a big thank you to all who participated.</p><p>For more info about the book, click <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/94889349/win-paul-t-frankl-s-autobiography-a-chance-to-attend-the-u-s-book-launch-in-l-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/95882194/winners-of-the-norman-foster-in-the-21st-century-giveaway Winners of the "NORMAN FOSTER In the 21st Century" giveaway Justine Testado 2014-03-17T18:13:00-04:00 >2014-03-18T17:41:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gs/gs27s0x585rzftlv.jpg" width="514" height="639" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A few weeks ago, Archinect had another monograph giveaway for <a href="http://www.arquitecturaviva.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arquitectura Viva</a>'s "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93827405/win-norman-foster-in-the-21st-century-from-arquitectura-viva" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norman Foster In the 21st Century</a>". The most recent and longest installment in AV's monograph series, the book features 50 works and projects by British architect Norman Foster that were developed in the 21st century.</p><p>The lucky winners who'll receive the "Norman Foster" monograph are:</p><ul><li><strong>David I.</strong> - Detroit, MI</li><li><strong>Andrew H.</strong> - Cambridge, MA</li></ul><p>Congrats, David and Andrew! Thanks to everyone that participated.<br><br>For more details about the book, click <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93827405/win-norman-foster-in-the-21st-century-from-arquitectura-viva" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/94889349/win-paul-t-frankl-s-autobiography-a-chance-to-attend-the-u-s-book-launch-in-l-a Win Paul T. Frankl's autobiography + a chance to attend the U.S. Book Launch in L.A. Justine Testado 2014-03-05T15:00:00-05:00 >2014-03-05T15:17:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g7/g7oikrlmi1q83t5s.jpg" width="514" height="678" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We're having yet another book giveaway! Five Archinectors will win a copy of the <em>Paul T. Frankl Autobiography</em>, published by <a href="http://doppelhouse.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DoppelHouse Press</a> and edited by notable design scholar Christopher Long and Aurora McClain from the University of Texas at Austin.</p><p>On top of that, another winner and their guest will be able to attend the exclusive U.S. Book Launch reception happening this Friday, March 7 at the historic Village Green in Baldwin Hills, Los Angeles. Hosted by the SoCal chapter of Docomomo/US, Professor Long and Paulette Frankl &mdash; the daughter of Paul T. Frankl&nbsp;&mdash; will feature presentations at this event. <strong>(More info in flyer below.)</strong><br><br><strong>To enter the book drawing and/or the March 7 EVENT drawing, sign up to the Archinect Weekly newsletter, then send us an email to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>, stating if you are interested in the book or the event drawing.</strong></p>#mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your ... http://archinect.com/news/article/93081255/extraordinarily-beautiful-architectural-drawings-from-the-world-s-greatest-architects Extraordinarily Beautiful Architectural Drawings From the World's Greatest Architects Archinect 2014-02-07T16:58:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T19:18:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/41/4135f97257877d4ae419b1645feb752c.jpg" width="514" height="416" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>100 Years of Architectural Drawing&mdash;a recently published book by Neil Bingham, a design and architecture historian who is the consulting curator of architectural drawings at the Royal Academy of Arts, London&mdash;highlights 300 architectural drawings from the 20th century that illustrate the evolution of the form.</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/93076197/nine-days-left-for-l-a-forum-s-dingbat-2-0-kickstarter-campaign Nine days left for L.A. Forum's DINGBAT 2.0 Kickstarter campaign Justine Testado 2014-02-07T15:17:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T21:52:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l7/l7q7scuc3b935oij.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With a little over a week left, the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design launched their first <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1452190721/dingbat-20-publication" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter campaign</a> to support the production and distribution of their upcoming book, <em>DINGBAT 2.0</em>, the first in-depth study of the ubiquitous dingbat apartment -- a common, easy-to-identify structure in Los Angeles that apparently no one&nbsp; talks about.</p><p>Co-edited by former L.A. Forum Board of Directors president Thurman Grant and former board member and Radical Craft principal Joshua G. Stein, each section of the book offers a look into its history, future, and value in L.A.'s urban identity. Features include essays, winning entries of the Dingbat 2.0 competition, and panel discussions between some notable figures.<br><br>Here's more detail about the book:<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fk/fk67aaaf396sf4qc.jpg"><br>"Just as Banham used Los Angeles as a lens through which we could imagine a new form of urbanism emerging across the globe, Dingbat 2.0 uses the dingbat apartment type to explore the seemingly paradoxical potential for individual ide...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92402548/win-richard-meier-s-new-monograph Win Richard Meier's new monograph! Justine Testado 2014-02-05T19:59:00-05:00 >2014-02-05T21:30:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ns/nsxmwntcwqdwhnsq.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Here's another chance to enter an Archinect giveaway! This time we're giving out two beautiful hardcover books of <em>RICHARD MEIER ARCHITECT: Vol. 6</em>, the latest addition to the monograph series from publisher Rizzoli New York.</p><p><strong>To be eligible for this random drawing, <a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?usp=drive_web&amp;formkey=dDRseXBUM1FPSmYycmM4MWtTdGpoWGc6MA#gid=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">please fill out this survey</a>. Winners will be selected at random. Good luck!</strong><br><br>Keep reading to learn more.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/89/8945gw0dncdbniyb.jpg"><br><br>Authored by the architect himself and designed by graphic artist Massimo Vignelli, the 468-page monograph is a detailed presentation showcasing 30 of Richard Meier's civic, residential, and commercial projects from 2009 to 2013 around the globe.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6l/6lrdaemw8x915vhb.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j0/j0jtyfyi1exwhsl9.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mx/mxcra4bru92wj2tf.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v3/v3450t2kiswaa426.jpg"><br><br>The book also includes a preface by Richard Meier sharing his working methods and creative process, while an introductory essay penned by architectural historian Kenneth Frampton discusses the development and impact of Meier's work.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bh/bhvunv1fvl2g64tr.jpg"><br><br><strong>To be eligible for this random drawing, <a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?usp=drive_web&amp;formkey=dDRseXBUM1FPSmYycmM4MWtTdGpoWGc6MA#gid=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">please fill out this survey</a>. Winners will be selected at random. Good luck!</strong><br><br><em>Richard Meier Architect: Vol. 6&nbsp;</em> will be...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90693455/winners-of-the-out-of-hand-materializing-the-postdigital-giveaway Winners of the "Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital" giveaway Sponsor 2014-01-07T18:08:00-05:00 >2014-01-28T21:58:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z4/z4evignb6jnc1day.jpg" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> If you still remember our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/87931319/win-a-copy-of-out-of-hand-materializing-the-postdigital" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital</em></a> book giveaway last month, we're finally announcing the five winners!<br><br><strong>Nick C.</strong> - New Orleans, LA<br><strong>Christopher A.</strong>&nbsp; - Chicago, IL<br><strong>Martin C.</strong> - Los Angeles, CA<br><strong>Mark V. </strong>- Brooklyn, NY<br><strong>Nate O.</strong> - Iowa City, IA<br><br> Edited by <a href="http://madmuseum.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of Arts &amp; Design</a> Curator Ronald T. Labaco, "Out of Hand" has 304 pages showcasing the interdisciplinary digital fabrication works of more than 80 architects, designers, and artists including Ron Arad, Greg Lynn, Zaha Hadid, Maya Lin, and Anish Kapoor.</p> <p> "Out of Hand" is also the accompanying book for the exhibition currently at the Museum of Arts &amp; Design in New York until July 2014.<br><br> For more details on "Out of Hand", click <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/87931319/win-a-copy-of-out-of-hand-materializing-the-postdigital" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p> Thanks to everyone who participated!</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88989197/q-a-with-kati-rubinyi-author-of-the-car-in-2035-mobility-planning-for-the-near-future Q&A with Kati Rubinyi, author of The Car in 2035: Mobility Planning for the Near Future Alexander Walter 2013-12-16T15:13:00-05:00 >2013-12-23T18:41:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fn/fnj7o7jpwq8vmqin.jpg" width="329" height="475" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;The people who design the cars and the people who design the roads never talk to each other,&rdquo; according to Kati Rubinyi. With a background in architecture, urban planning, and fine arts, Rubinyi wants to enrich mobility planning by bringing everyone involved to the same table. Her book, The Car in 2035: Mobility Planning for the Near Future, includes essays from the different viewpoints of planners, policymakers, architects, and car designers [...].</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/88541265/between-a-womb-and-a-cathedral-architects-of-air-s-the-most-beautiful "Between a womb and a cathedral": Architects of Air's "The Most Beautiful" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-12-12T13:31:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T19:02:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r6/r63uw59zid7dkivc.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Reactions to Alan Parkinson's luminaria range from rhapsodic and enlightened, to energized or calmed. These giant inflatable structures, first designed by Parkinson in the 1980s and now touring worldwide under his "Architects of Air" organization, resemble multi-colored bouncy citadels, and create a totally immersive experience of light and color to anyone who walks their winding interiors. Imagine a Verner Panton wormhole opening into a florescent clerestory; a near-psychedelic secular pilgrimage through some giant creature's digestive system.</p> <p> To celebrate over twenty years of designing, building, and touring the luminaria, Architects of Air has released <em>The Most Beautiful</em>, a photo book with nearly glowing images from inside the structures and a quick look at the luminaria's design history.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jp/jpbmd9woqfj679dk.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Since putting the first luminarium on tour in the early 1990s, Architects of Air has designed over fifteen more structures and inflated them all over the world. Made out of a custom fle...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88464827/bracket-takes-action-call-for-submissions BRACKET [takes action]: Call for Submissions Archinect 2013-12-09T19:43:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T19:47:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vy/vy7jkhpxexyjowky.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The 4th issue of <a href="http://brkt.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BRACKET</a> just launched its Call for Submissions, and this time the theme is<em> [takes action]</em>.</p> <p> The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2014.</p> <p> Following is the full submission brief:</p> <p> <strong>Bracket [takes action]</strong></p> <p> <em>&ldquo;When humans assemble, spatial conflicts arise. Spatial planning is often considered the management of spatial conflicts.&rdquo;</em> &mdash;Markus Miessen</p> <p> <br><strong>Call for submissions</strong><br> Hannah Arendt&rsquo;s 1958 treatise The Human Condition cites &ldquo;action&rdquo; as one of the three tenants, along with labor and work, of the <em>vita active</em> (active life). Action, she writes, is a necessary catalyst for the human condition of plurality, which is an expression of both the common public and distinct individuals. This reading of action requires unique and free individuals to act toward a collective project and is therefore simultaneously &lsquo;bottom-up&rsquo; and &lsquo;top-down&rsquo;. In the more than fifty years since Arendt&rsquo;s claims, the public realm in which action materializes, and the means by which action is exp...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87931319/win-a-copy-of-out-of-hand-materializing-the-postdigital Win a copy of "Out of Hand​: Materializing the Postdigital" Sponsor 2013-12-03T11:12:00-05:00 >2014-01-07T18:13:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fx/fxtu69xmqj9euvx3.jpg" width="514" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Giveaway time! &#8203;Five Archinectors will get their hands &#8203;on (couldn't resist the pun)&#8203; a fresh hardcover copy of "Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital."</p> <p> Released by black dog publishing in October 2013 and edited by <a href="http://madmuseum.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of Arts &amp; Design</a> Curator Ronald T. Labaco, "Out of Hand" has 304 pages showcasing the interdisciplinary digital fabrication works of more than 80 architects, designers, and artists like Ron Arad, Greg Lynn, Zaha Hadid, Maya Lin, Anish Kapoor, and Marc Newson.</p> <p> "Out of Hand" is also the accompanying book for the exhibition currently at the Museum of Arts &amp; Design in New York until July 2014.</p> <p> <strong>To enter the giveaway, fill out <a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?usp=drive_web&amp;formkey=dE5rTjBXcE9IdFZVNXBrNlVaSi1GRFE6MA#gid=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this survey</a> by 3pm EST, December 13, 2013.</strong></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ef/efl39em5jbh8qrmz.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <br> Here's a further look into the book:<br> "Representing some of the most compelling creations from the past decade ranging from sculpture and furniture to fashion and transport, Out of Hand demonstrates an explosive, unprecedented scope of artistic expression ranging from sculptural fantas...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86609007/the-homey-side-of-louis-kahn The Homey Side of Louis Kahn Archinect 2013-11-15T15:25:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T21:32:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/60/603e24b8a44556f7a73240391cbd62b8.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new book, &ldquo;The Houses of Louis Kahn&rdquo; (Yale University Press, $65), provides an architectural bridge between the personal and the professional stories, focusing on the nine houses Kahn completed, and designs for two dozen more. The story told by the authors, George H. Marcus and William Whitaker, is one of warm client relations, attention to the smallest domestic detail and a philosophical search for the best arrangement of rooms to call home.</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/85760430/winners-of-the-discovering-architecture-book-giveaway Winners of the "Discovering Architecture" book giveaway! Justine Testado 2013-11-04T14:36:00-05:00 >2013-11-04T14:55:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wk/wk99xc6ovjscu5pi.jpg" width="514" height="679" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> To start off the new week, let's announce the winners of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83600893/win-a-copy-of-discovering-architecture-how-the-world-s-greatest-buildings-were-designed-and-built-by-philip-jodidio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Discovering Architecture book giveaway</a> we had from October.</p> <p> The winners below will each receive a hardcover copy of "Discovering Architecture: How the World's Greatest Buildings Were Designed and Built" by Philip Jodidio. Released last month by Universe Publishing, each book has 260 pages of stunning photographs, colorful illustrations, diecut overlays, and a collection of essays on each historic building's construction and the social, political, geographical, and cultural contexts of their architects.</p> <p> 1. <strong>Diego</strong> - Chicago, IL, USA<br> 2. <strong>Hannah&nbsp;</strong> - Diamond Bar, CA, USA<br> 3. <strong>Maria</strong> - Austin, TX, USA</p> <p> Congrats to the lucky Archinectors and a big thank you to everyone who participated!</p> <p> For more info and other titles from Rizzoli USA, click <a href="http://www.rizzoliusa.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p> Keep your eyes peeled for the next Archinect giveaway.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/83600893/win-a-copy-of-discovering-architecture-how-the-world-s-greatest-buildings-were-designed-and-built-by-philip-jodidio Win a copy of "Discovering Architecture: How the World's Greatest Buildings Were Designed and Built" by Philip Jodidio Justine Testado 2013-10-09T11:06:00-04:00 >2013-10-09T11:06:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/88/8859w5na6xyjei6g.jpg" width="514" height="679" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Want to brush up on some architectural history or need an entertaining coffee-table book?&nbsp; "Discovering Architecture: How the World's Greatest Buildings Were Designed and Built" released today by Universe Publishing could be just what you need--and we're giving away three copies to three lucky Archinectors!<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5i/5iljmk5mcstlky0p.jpg" title=""><br><br> "Discovering Architecture" by Editor in Chief Philip Jodidio of French art monthly, <em>Connaissance des Arts</em>, looks deep into the histories of 50 of the world's most famous buildings over the past two millenia and the architects who designed them.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z5/z5dkmq4exuwxdcma.jpg" title=""><br><br> With 260 pages, this hardcover book offers plenty to explore: stunning photography, colorful illustrations and floorplans; die-cut overlays that focus on specific design elements; and accompanying essays on each building's construction and the social, political, geographical, and cultural contexts of their architects.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vc/vcqxuyaso0ltrmya.jpg" title=""><br><br> Starting today, simply answer this survey by <a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?usp=drive_web&amp;formkey=dHJadmRVNmZvRWxWcEZNcGZ6dlBWUFE6MA#gid=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">clicking here</a> for a chance to win a copy. Winners will be selected at ran...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/83278077/gwathmey-siegel-kaufman-associates-releases-gwathmey-siegel-buildings-and-projects-2002-2012 Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman & Associates releases Gwathmey Siegel Buildings and Projects 2002-2012 SEL1251 2013-10-03T09:45:00-04:00 >2013-10-07T21:17:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xd/xd8fg3wiprjm9cdd.jpg" width="311" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>GWATHMEY SIEGEL KAUFMAN &amp; ASSOCIATES RELEASES GWATHMEY SIEGEL BUILDINGS AND PROJECTS 2002-2012</p></em><br /><br /><p> Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman &amp; Associates Architects is pleased to announce the release of Gwathmey Siegel Buildings and Projects 2002-2012, a new monograph, published by Rizzoli and edited by Group C, Inc. The new volume celebrates the firm&rsquo;s ongoing legacy as a leading force in the modernist tradition. The text is by renowned architectural critic and historian Kenneth Frampton who cites his lecture &ldquo;Gwathmey Siegel: Form and Counterform,&rdquo; which he presented at the opening of the acclaimed Yale University School of Architecture exhibition, Gwathmey Siegel: Inspiration and Transformation.</p> <p> The exquisite collection of projects highlights recent notable works including the United States Mission to the United Nations, the Yale Arts Complex, the W New York Downtown and W Hoboken Hotels, as well as a curated selection of academic buildings, signature private homes, museums and high-rise residential. The book covers the last years of work by firm co-founder, Charles Gwathmey and explores th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/82767033/john-parkinson-the-man-behind-some-of-la-s-most-iconic-buildings John Parkinson: The man behind some of LA's most iconic buildings Alexander Walter 2013-09-26T17:52:00-04:00 >2013-10-07T17:14:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cs/cszq6gv35wvn5wog.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architect John Parkinson designed some of L.A.'s most iconic buildings: City Hall, Union Station and the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, to name a few. Still, the British expat has been largely forgotten in the shadow of more popular architects [...]. Author Stephen Gee's latest book, "Iconic Vision: John Parkinson, Architect of Los Angeles" takes a look at Parkinson's life and how he maintained a low profile despite being the creator of so many iconic L.A. structures.</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/79837278/architectural-competitions-histories-and-practice-a-book-on-competition-history “Architectural Competitions - Histories and Practice”, a book on competition history Justine Testado 2013-08-19T14:28:00-04:00 >2013-08-19T14:39:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1p/1pkieekmbr8ntqvb.jpg" width="200" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Anyone in the architecture world knows how a competition works like the back of their hand. But Architectural Competitions &ndash; Histories and Practice looks at them in a different angle, and a scholarly one at that. In fact, architectural competitions have been a research topic since the 1990s in Europe [...]. The book is a compilation of various accounts that illustrates this interest and examines the role and value of the competition in the field of architecture throughout history.</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/73944181/pure-hardcore-icons-manifesto-book-by-wai-think-tank Pure Hardcore Icons Manifesto Book by WAI Think Tank croixe 2013-05-28T18:58:00-04:00 >2013-06-04T15:14:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sx/sx96q4h6zj07p7lg.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> WAI Architecture Think Tank upcoming publication <strong>Pure Hardcore Icons: A Manifesto on Pure Form in Architecture</strong> (August 2013) is featured on <a href="http://www.artificebooksonline.com/ARTIFICE_WEB/Artifice_books_on_architecture_.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Artifice Books on Architecture</a> Autumn 2013 Catalog.</p> <p> The Catalog can be downloaded <a href="http://www.artificebooksonline.com/ARTIFICE_WEB/Artifice_books_on_architecture__files/ArtificeCatalogue_Autumn2013.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Pure Hardcore Icons</strong>&nbsp; summary:</p> <p> In the kingdom of architecture the shape reigns supreme. Ever since the beginning of history, pure geometric form has been one of architecture&rsquo;s recurrent obsessions. A genealogy of buildings shaped as pyramids, spheres, and cubes can be traced back to ancient times, while contemporary projects, either as poured concrete or virtual bytes, often resemble stacked boxes and looping skyscrapers.</p> <p> Despite torrents of pure shapes flooding with evidence magazine pages and computer screens around the world, architecture lacks a written work to declare its intentions. <em>Pure Hardcore Icons</em> is the first manifesto on pure form in architecture.</p> <p> <a href="http://waithinktank.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WAI Architecture Think Tank</a>, directed by authors <a href="http://cargocollective.com/garciafrankowski" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nathalie Frankowski and Cruz Garcia</a>,...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/74109269/gateway-arch-biography-reveals-complex-history-of-an-american-icon Gateway Arch 'Biography' Reveals Complex History Of An American Icon Archinect 2013-05-28T15:04:00-04:00 >2013-06-04T15:16:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/90/9054adc231f6f7e75eca3f3fec1b2240.jpg" width="514" height="753" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>More than decade after Abbott's imaginative drawing, Eero Saarinen submitted a design for a gleaming metal curve to a competition, and the saga of the Arch began. Campbell, a history professor and the co-director of the Wendell Ford Public Policy Research Center at the University of Kentucky, joins Scott Simon to talk about the controversy around the design, the African-American residents who were displaced to build the Arch and whether the monument really symbolizes the opening of the West.</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/73841759/hitler-s-classical-architect Hitler's Classical Architect Nam Henderson 2013-05-24T16:43:00-04:00 >2013-06-01T11:01:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/js/jsxlag2kj8d3q03u.jpg" width="381" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The unbending axis of architectural apologetics made for Speer is a double one...This defense, of course, is exculpatory only if it fails to make any distinction within the field of this expression or to consider any integral relationship between form and function. The more outr&eacute; defense of Speer insists that he is not simply tarred with modernism&rsquo;s anti-classical brush but that he was an excellent architect, full stop.</p></em><br /><br /><p> In the June 10-17, 2013 edition of The Nation, Michael Sorkin asks Why is L&eacute;on Krier defending anew the work of the Third Reich&rsquo;s master builder?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/68021874/an-architectural-photographer-on-saving-russia-s-wooden-churches An Architectural Photographer on Saving Russia’s Wooden Churches Archinect 2013-02-21T03:06:00-05:00 >2013-02-24T18:56:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a3fa207bed2a74986a29982a10f09185.jpg" width="514" height="255" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Just over a decade ago, Richard Davies, a British architectural photographer, struck out on a mission to record the fragile and poetic structures. Austerely beautiful and haunting, &ldquo;Wooden Churches: Traveling in the Russian North&rdquo; is the result.</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/64541117/kingdom-of-kitsch Kingdom of Kitsch Archinect 2012-12-31T12:12:00-05:00 >2013-01-01T19:58:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f2/f2485c22883331f0f60f811e4fbb1713.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The oversize public monuments and buildings in the capital of North Korea confirm the subservience of the citizen to the state and display the ghastly aesthetic imperatives of totalitarian art.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The WSJ's Eric Gibson reviews the book "Architectural and Cultural Guide: Pyongyang," edited by Philipp Meuser, a German architect and architectural historian.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/58684405/pharrell-places-and-spaces-i-ve-been Pharrell: Places and Spaces I've Been Archinect 2012-10-05T13:37:00-04:00 >2012-10-05T13:38:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/41/417949dcb389be1c789a56f976635798.jpg" width="310" height="450" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In his own unique graphic language, he details his extensive creative pursuits, including clothing lines, jewelry, and accessories designs for Louis Vuitton, furniture and other product design, limited-edition toys, graphic designs, skate graphics, and collaborations with Moncler, Marc Jacobs, the artist KAWS, and with architects Zaha Hadid and Masamichi Katayama/Wonderwall.</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/55460017/d3-launches-first-volume-of-d3-dialog-assemble d3 launches first volume of d3:dialog: >assemble Archinect 2012-08-17T17:08:00-04:00 >2012-08-20T14:50:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xn/xn3w42co3d9c4aki.jpg" width="514" height="265" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> d3 publications, offering global perspectives on architecture, culture, technology, and production, just announced the launch of the first volume of <em>d3:dialog: &gt;assemble</em>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h1/h1398bwepygmf8em.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Here's the official announcement we've received from d3:</p> <p> <em>&gt;assemble</em> will debut at the Beijing International Book Fair and Frankfurt International Book Fair in Fall 2012.<br> d3 publications may be purchased on-line in Europe and North America (<a href="http://www.amazon.com/assemble-dialog-international-journal-architecture/dp/0615652700/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1345180402&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=d3%3Adialog" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amazon</a>).</p> <p> <strong><em>Assemble</em><br><em>d3:dialog, International Journal of Architecture + Design</em></strong><br> editors, Gregory Marinic &amp; Mary-Jo Schlachter<br> 320 pages in full color</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ki/kitsx3nayp8zfaw4.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Investigating contemporary issues in architecture, urbanism, and design, d3 views collaboration across the disciplines as a catalyst of change, and thus, seeks to actively build a global network of hybridized creative communities. d3 situates itself in this role out of the conviction that an expanded discourse in architecture fosters learning, creativity, and innovation.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pt/ptaiziin0b2asxy4.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>d3:dialog</em> is an international journal of con...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/55347175/a-stunning-survey-of-pics-by-eero-saarinen-s-in-house-photog A Stunning Survey Of Pics By Eero Saarinen's In-House Photog Archinect 2012-08-15T15:02:00-04:00 >2012-08-20T20:56:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1y/1yn6nw4fbe6z7kul.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 1954, a young Hungarian went to work with Eero Saarinen in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. As his then colleague, Cesar Pelli, describes him: &ldquo;[He] was a small sensation: he had a fur-trimmed coat, a homburg, and a Van Dyke beard.&rdquo;... He had been a distinguished architectural student at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, in Paris, and a draftsman under Le Corbusier... he was quickly tapped as the in-house photographer, creating pictures that became indelible symbols of the Mad Men age of Modernism.</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/54936194/john-comazzi-publishes-biography-of-photographer-balthazar-korab John Comazzi Publishes Biography of Photographer Balthazar Korab Design at Minnesota 2012-08-08T14:19:00-04:00 >2012-10-09T14:36:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9m/9mxc5djyxwfv3z4p.jpg" width="514" height="635" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> A new illustrated biography, <em><a href="http://z.umn.edu/8pr" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography</a></em>, by John Comazzi at the University of Minnesota <a href="http://z.umn.edu/blogarch2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">School of Architecture</a> tells the story of Balthazar Korab, one of the mid-twentieth century's most celebrated architecture photographers. It's the first book dedicated solely to Korab's life and career, with a portfolio of more than two hundred images from Korab's professionally commissioned architecture photography as well as close examinations of Saarinen's TWA Terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York and the Miller House in Columbus, Indiana.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://www.papress.com/imageFiles/covers/480/9781616890414.jpg"></p> <p> <em>Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography</em> is available from <a href="http://www.papress.com/html/book.details.page.tpl?isbn=9781616890414" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Princeton Architectural Press</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/52267875/the-sky-s-the-limit-architecture-with-an-edge The Sky's the Limit: Architecture With an Edge Archinect 2012-06-22T20:18:00-04:00 >2012-06-24T22:37:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/53/53b74ae86a428918a7fe7e553e187f9b.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"The Sky's the Limit: Applying Radical Architecture" (Gestalten, $78) features 135 cutting-edge projects completed in recent years, broken into categories like organic flow, sharp structures and smarter surfaces. The ultimate aim of these buildings, writes Sofia Borges in the preface, is to evoke "pure, immersive sensation."</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/47637482/frank-lloyd-wright-s-lesser-known-contributions-to-graphic-design Frank Lloyd Wright's Lesser-Known Contributions to Graphic Design Archinect 2012-05-07T14:44:00-04:00 >2012-05-07T14:45:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d4/d4dda622a3168ef3b24c78b7383b6996.jpg" width="514" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In Frank Lloyd Wright: Graphic Artist (public library), Penny Fowler examines Wright&rsquo;s ingenious and bold graphic work &mdash; his covers for Liberty (some of which were so radical the magazine rejected them), his mural designs for Midway Gardens, his photographic experiments, his hand-drawn typographical studies, the jacket designs for his own publications, including The House Beautiful and An Autobiography, and a wealth more.</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/47081791/just-released-design-like-you-give-a-damn-2-building-change-from-the-ground-up Just released: Design Like You Give A Damn [2]: Building Change From The Ground Up Alexander Walter 2012-05-02T18:56:00-04:00 >2012-05-03T12:11:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nz/nz8hw3mijomffwld.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://architectureforhumanity.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture for Humanity</a> front man, and long-time Archinect contributor, Cameron Sinclair is proud to announce the launch of the second edition of his game-changing book, <em>Design Like You Give A Damn</em> -&nbsp; a "handbook for anyone committed to building a more sustainable future."</p> <p> <em>Dear Friends,<br> It has been 6 years since the release of Design Like You Give A Damn [1] and we are honored to announce the release of a follow-up companion artfully titled Design Like You Give A Damn [2]. Packed with more than 100 case studies, one-on-one interviews, an extensive 'how to' financing section and the history of Architecture for Humanity 2006-2011. Like the first, ALL PROCEEDS will go to supporting our programs but this time we will let Amazon do all the shipping....</em></p> <p> <em>Get it today, buy for your 10 closest friends and make us the number one design book in America!</em></p> <p> <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/0810997029" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/dp/0810997029</a></em></p> <p> <em>Get the book before May 24th and tweet/facebook a photo of yourself (or a pet) holding your f...</em></p>