Archinect - News 2015-04-21T10:54:16-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/123221948/iba-ez-kim-studio-wins-folly-2015-with-torqueing-spheres Ibañez Kim Studio wins Folly 2015 with "Torqueing Spheres" Justine Testado 2015-03-18T20:40:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T22:35:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/av/avoq13fcledpj2ta.jpg" width="514" height="368" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The architectural folly is an opportunity for architects to bring out their eccentric side in the design process, which makes it an entertaining approach when creating a (temporary) public installation. In this spirit, the Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League of New York hosts the international Folly competition. Launched in 2012, the competition calls for early-career architects and designers to submit proposals that are described as contemporary interpretations of the architectural folly. The winning entry is then constructed as a temporary public outdoor installation at the Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, New York City.</p><p>Cambridge and Philadelphia-based practice <a href="http://www.ikstudio.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Iba&ntilde;ez Kim Studio</a> was announced as the Folly 2015 winner with their design, "Torqueing Spheres". IK Studio's distinctive proposal features a series of connected spherical forms that form a social-interactive space.</p><p>More project details below.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ts/tssbaaxve35o4a8u.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jl/jlmtp2mqbhe6x5w5.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/07/07g4tts51kyb5st4.jpg"></p><p>"Torqueing Spheres combines a simple concept &ndash; a straig...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120059665/yap-2015-winner-andr-s-jaque-office-to-install-cosmo-at-moma-ps1-this-summer YAP 2015 winner Andrés Jaque/Office to install "Cosmo" at MoMA PS1 this summer Justine Testado 2015-02-05T19:06:00-05:00 >2015-02-05T19:13:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t2/t218g9uduo4i9mou.jpg" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>MoMA PS1 announced today that "COSMO" by Andr&eacute;s Jaque/Office for Political Innovation is the winner of the 2015 Young Architects Program competition. Every year, the YAP winning design is realized into a temporary outdoor installation placed in the outdoor courtyard of MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, New York during the annual Warm Up summer music festivities in late June. <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/news_tags/tag/young+architects+program" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YAP</a> proposals have to provide seating, shade, and water, and also follow guidelines that address environmental issues and sustainability.</p><p>Made of customized irrigation components, COSMO is described as a moveable party artifact that is also biochemically engineered to filter and purify 3,000 gallons of water in a period of four days. The structure will continuously eliminate suspended particles and nitrates, balance pH levels, and increase the level of dissolved oxygen. As a result, the same body of water will become more purified with each cycle.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e0/e0mx1jrgp6mynizo.jpg"></p><p>Similar to&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92921888/yap-winner-the-living-selected-to-re-design-moma-ps1-s-courtyard-this-summer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">last year's winning installation "Hy-Fi"</a>, COSMO is more than...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119601304/register-now-for-the-field-constructs-installation-competition-in-austin-tx Register now for the Field Constructs installation competition in Austin, TX Justine Testado 2015-01-30T20:50:00-05:00 >2015-02-12T18:48:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pf/pf3wz37znaqftsv7.jpg" width="514" height="578" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The international <a href="http://fieldconstructs.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Field Constructs Design Competition</a> is currently open to all emerging architects, designers, landscape architects, and artists for temporary installation proposals for the Circle Acres Nature Preserve in Austin, Texas. If you haven't registered yet, now's the chance: the early-bird deadline is <strong>February 15</strong>.</p><p>The FCDC jury will select 5-8 proposals to be realized and then publicly exhibited at the nature preserve during a week-long series of creative community events in November. Aside being innovative, proposals should also be engaging minimal-impact outdoor installations that reflect the cultural and natural characteristics unique to the evolving city of Austin.</p><p>All submissions are due on <strong>April 1, 11:59 p.m. EST</strong>.</p><p>Winners will be announced on June 1. They'll receive a US$5,000 reimbursable budget to build their proposals. Authors of the winning proposals will be honored during a public reception.</p><p>FCDC Jury:</p><ul><li>Benjamin Ball, Ball-Nogues Studio, Los Angeles</li><li>Eva Franch i Gilabe...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/99726458/insite-by-luftwerk-turns-mies-farnsworth-house-inside-out-with-light-and-sound INsite by Luftwerk turns Mies' Farnsworth House inside-out with light and sound Justine Testado 2014-05-15T13:23:00-04:00 >2014-05-23T00:00:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ei/ei43mwneapu7ja1o.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Whether you're a diehard Miesian fan or could care less about the modernist architecture canon, we've heard of ol' Farnsworth time and time again since its completion in 1951 in Plano, Illinois. But Chicago-based artists Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero of <a href="http://luftwerk.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luftwerk</a> want the public to see the historic Farnsworth House in a whole new light &mdash;&nbsp;literally &mdash;&nbsp;with their digital installation project called INsite.<br><br>INsite highlights the house's characteristic clean lines through site-specific digital video projections and original music compositions, thus rendering it into a new structure of light, sound, and space. In addition to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98957852/should-it-stay-or-should-it-go-preservationists-weigh-options-to-protect-farnsworth-house-from-flooding-damage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recent preservation efforts</a> to protect the Farnsworth from more floodwater damage in the future, INsite could help revive public interest&nbsp;in an eye-catching way that is suitable for these tech-friendly times.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/un/un2xoqib6hzb5sl8.jpg"></p><p>Illuminating modern architecture landmarks is nothing new for Gallero and Bachmaier, who have collaborated with video designer and programmer&nbsp;<a href="http://liviu.stoptime341.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Liviu Pasare</a>&nbsp;and co...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/94811242/temporary-pavilion-by-j-mayer-h-as-centerpiece-for-karlsruhe-s-2015-city-jubilee Temporary pavilion by J. MAYER H. as centerpiece for Karlsruhe’s 2015 City Jubilee Justine Testado 2014-03-03T16:03:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T18:02:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5v/5vm4x89ze3lzhvpd.jpg" width="514" height="251" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's party prep time for the City of Karlsruhe in Germany. Berlin-based architecture firm J. MAYER H. and Rubner Holzbau were recently commissioned by the city to design a temporary pavilion for its 300th anniversary in 2015. The wooden pavilion will be built in Schlosspark and serve as an event venue for the celebration. Construction will begin in March 2015.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n3/n3yigsqnvtel7brd.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o4/o4otncfkudefiyez.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1o/1oezdmcae995fche.jpg"><br><br>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/temporary_pavilion_by_j._mayer_h._as_centerpiece_for_karlsruhes_jubile1/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/73777769/fabric-wins-competition-for-a-temporary-pavilion-in-the-king-s-garden-in-copenhagen FABRIC Wins Competition for a Temporary Pavilion in the King’s Garden in Copenhagen Alexander Walter 2013-05-23T17:04:00-04:00 >2013-05-24T05:47:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/15/153o4cb03nwiq7ze.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The entry Trylletromler by Dutch practice FABRIC has won the international design competition for a temporary pavilion in the King's Garden in Copenhagen. The completed pavilion is scheduled to open to the public on September 13.</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/72697942/corrugated-cardboard-pavilion-by-miguel-arraiz-garc-a-david-moreno-terr-n Corrugated Cardboard Pavilion by Miguel Arraiz García / David Moreno Terrón Alexander Walter 2013-05-07T16:49:00-04:00 >2013-05-13T20:13:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ja/jam4sp9dnk9jm2bm.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We have received photos and a video of a pretty stunning temporary pavilion built with 3,000 corrugated hexagonal cardboard boxes for the annual &ldquo;Fallas&rdquo; festival in the Spanish city of Valencia. The pavilion design was a collaborative effort between Miguel Arraiz Garc&iacute;a of bipolaire arquitectos and David Moreno Terr&oacute;n of Pink Intruder.</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/71959284/davidson-rafailidis-wins-2013-ideas-city-streetfest-competition Davidson Rafailidis Wins 2013 IDEAS CITY StreetFest Competition Alexander Walter 2013-04-25T14:46:00-04:00 >2013-04-29T18:27:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5p/5pdv5y7w8dz8s3o0.jpg" width="514" height="252" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The submission "MirrorMirror" by Buffalo-based architecture practice Davidson Rafailidis has been selected by Storefront for Art and Architecture and the New Museum as the winning entry of the 2013 IDEAS CITY StreetFest Tenting Competition.</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/68055732/surface-design-award-winner-kebony-kreod-sculpture Surface Design Award Winner: Kebony KREOD Sculpture Alexander Walter 2013-02-21T15:27:00-05:00 >2013-02-24T18:56:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rx/rx9ozn1dc97m487i.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>KREOD, a portable wooden structure revealed in London last September, has recently been recognized with a Surface Design Award for Temporary Structure.</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/62732859/warming-huts-v-2013-five-winners-selected Warming Huts v.2013 - Five Winners Selected Alexander Walter 2012-12-04T13:52:00-05:00 >2012-12-10T18:52:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w2/w2wq0wj7ey4x9b97.jpg" width="514" height="229" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Warming Huts: An Art + Architecture Competition on Ice has unveiled the five winning projects of its 2013 edition. Like in previous winters, the selected huts will be built in early January on site and placed on the Assiniboine Credit Union River Trail in Winnipeg, Canada - the longest naturally frozen skating trail in the world.</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/53485024/the-reunion-public-house The reUNION Public House Alexander Walter 2012-07-13T21:27:00-04:00 >2012-07-13T21:34:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fv/fv4lomaflf0vkmcw.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Remember how four years ago French architecture collective EXYZT and filmmaker Sara Muzio created the acclaimed Southwark Lido, a temporary bath in the heart of London? Well, they're certainly back - this summer with...BEER! The reUNION Public House sets out to celebrate a "cornerstone of British life" and will be serving a selection of London's finest micro-brewed beers while hosting neighborhood feasts, live music, and film screenings.</p></em><br /><br /><p> According to the organizers, "The reUNION will go further in testing the economic sustainability of pop-ups, and their potential influence on permanent urban development."</p> <p> The reUNION is free and open to everyone. Check the <a href="http://the-reunion.org.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">event website</a> for opening hours and directions.</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/77268/showcase-southwark-lido-a-temporary-public-bath-in-the-heart-of-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here</a> to revisit the Southwark Lido Showcase Feature from July 2008.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/53475980/ikea-home-away-from-home-comes-to-paris-airport Ikea home away from home comes to Paris airport Archinect 2012-07-13T17:43:00-04:00 >2012-07-13T17:44:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e7/e7d2d6cee8af31f5cde28fae388acc20.jpg" width="514" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ikea has opened a pop-up lounge at Paris's Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport for passengers to relax in between flights during the busy summer travel season. The lounge, situated in the airport's terminal 3, is open from July 13 to August 5, and includes various spaces laid out like bedrooms, a living room and a play area for children. Covering a total of 220 square meters, the Ikea space is open to all passengers.</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/49499373/oma-designs-a-pyramid-for-kanye-west OMA Designs a Pyramid for Kanye West Archinect 2012-05-28T20:03:00-04:00 >2012-05-29T11:24:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/db/db53b99e5dbb5f610de95553b3bd4794.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An OMA-designed temporary pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival was inaugurated today with a screening of Kanye West's debut short film Cruel Summer. The pavilion, with a design led by Shohei Shigematsu, is a raised pyramid containing a seven-screen cinema invented by West's creative team, Donda.</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/33212862/a-room-for-london-london-s-most-exclusive-hotel-opens-its-doors-telegraph A Room for London: London’s most exclusive hotel opens its doors - Telegraph Archinect 2012-01-03T12:45:08-05:00 >2012-01-06T09:46:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8d/8d4e7aeea03c1806842e4cee1955a9e8.jpg" width="514" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Named A Room for London, the accommodation is also an art installation commissioned by Living Architecture and Artangel. Living Architecture is a social enterprise that operates a handful of holiday homes throughout the UK and aims to provide members of the public with the opportunity to experience contemporary architecture at first hand. The Artangel organisation commissions creative projects by contemporary artists.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Shaped like a boat and moored above the Southbank Centre, this one-off, one-bedroom hotel has room for just two guests and is only open for one year.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/31729790/warming-huts-competition-polar-hen-by-mj-lk-architekti Warming Huts Competition: „POLAR HEN“ by mjölk architekti Alexander Walter 2011-12-21T15:18:00-05:00 >2012-01-29T00:12:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4k/4kgecemu2rdtydxl.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Czech firm mj&ouml;lk architekti has shared with us their fascinating proposal "POLAR HEN" which was - under the title "ICE PILLOWS" - just recently named one of the five winners in the internationally acclaimed Warming Huts v.2011, An Art +Architecture Competition on Ice (...with one of the other four winners being Frank Gehry!). For only one winter, the five winning huts will be created and placed on the frozen Assiniboine River in Winnipeg, Manitoba.</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/31539727/embracing-impermanence-why-some-architecture-should-be-temporary Embracing Impermanence: Why Some Architecture Should Be Temporary Archinect 2011-12-20T00:01:02-05:00 >2011-12-20T11:16:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/34/3448246077350708b988718ac46961da.jpg" width="427" height="279" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For most of the first decade of the 2000s, architecture was about the statement building. Whether it was a controversial memorial or an impossibly luxurious condo tower, architecture&rsquo;s raison d&rsquo;&ecirc;tre was to make a lasting impression. Architecture has always been synonymous with permanence, but should it be?</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/30930968/bluetube-bar-by-dose BLUETUBE BAR by DOSE Alexander Walter 2011-12-14T17:31:01-05:00 >2011-12-14T18:28:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/80/802opl1c7j9fmtvm.jpg" width="514" height="768" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Portuguese collective DOSE has sent us images and a fascinating time-lapse video of their project BLUETUBE BAR, a temporary bar to operate at the annual academic festival in Oporto, Portugal, Queima das Fitas. The project won the student competition sponsored by the School of Architecture at Oporto University.</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>