Archinect - News 2014-08-29T06:21:59-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/106869516/easy-on-the-environment-but-not-necessarily-neighbors-eyes Easy on the Environment, but Not Necessarily Neighbors’ Eyes Alexander Walter 2014-08-18T15:03:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T10:20:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/39/3948c5a56d12c77c7ba5e82e4210eea6.jpg" width="427" height="641" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When Thomas Paino, an architect, decided to remodel a rowhouse he had bought in Long Island City, Queens, his ambitions were nothing short of trying to save the world &mdash; at least so far as a two-family home could contribute to the cause. [...] And he came up with a daring design in the hopes that neighbors, passers-by, perhaps even the world would take notice. He succeeded beyond all expectations.</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/100296485/philadelphia-museum-of-art-exhibition-to-reveal-frank-gehry-s-renovation-plan-this-summer Philadelphia Museum of Art exhibition to reveal Frank Gehry’s renovation plan this summer Justine Testado 2014-05-23T18:14:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T20:14:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/41/41u9wh6360qq87lh.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Philadelphia Museum of Art will soon debut Making a Classic Modern: Frank Gehry&rsquo;s Master Plan for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, an exhibition showcasing the first images of Frank Gehry's master plan to renovate the museum. The exhibition will also feature large-scale models, site plans, sections, and renderings. The exhibition opens July 1 through September 1 at the Dorrance Galleries.</p></em><br /><br /><p>After PMA selected <a href="http://archinect.com/gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry Partners</a> -- who is working with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/11080262/olin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OLIN</a> --&nbsp; in 2006 to design the multi-phased plan for the landmark, the core phase focuses on reorganizing and expanding the building's interior, adding more than 169,000 square feet of space. The additional space will allow the Museum to display more of its collection.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/42/42gisl0ed7p9j53r.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cu/cuhutz940wknwx9r.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jv/jvhd9wrdvljq3kvc.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d0/d0v6ebxpv6dwcy35.jpg"></p><p>More details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/philadelphia_museum_of_art_exhibition_to_preview_frank_gehrys_renovation_pl/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100168297/spirit-of-space-interview-jeanne-gang-for-film-on-chicago-s-historic-shoreland-hotel-renovation Spirit of Space interview Jeanne Gang for film on Chicago's historic Shoreland Hotel renovation Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-21T13:50:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T20:55:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v1/v1ts7n43koztbck9.jpg" width="514" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://spiritofspace.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spirit of Space</a> are known for their emotive, precisely choreographed short films exploring buildings and urban spaces. Their most recent film reports on <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/26953/studio-gang-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Gang</a>'s renovation of the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoreland_Hotel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shoreland Hotel</a>, a historic Chicago high-rise on the border of Lake Michigan. SOS's film looks into the guts of the building through renovation until completion, as Jeanne Gang and David Gwinn (Director of Design for <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/31146274/silliman-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Silliman Group</a>)&nbsp;explain how they sought a balance between contemporary updates and historical mood.</p><p>Watch the film below:</p><p></p><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/93044682" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SHORELAND</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/spiritofspace" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spirit of Space</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vimeo</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98899857/herzog-de-meuron-wins-their-first-canadian-project-with-designing-the-new-vancouver-art-gallery Herzog & de Meuron wins their first Canadian project with designing the new Vancouver Art Gallery Justine Testado 2014-04-29T13:46:00-04:00 >2014-05-06T22:54:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9a/9ab5cnyci07btyj1.jpg" width="514" height="323" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Herzog &amp; de Meuron will be designing the new Vancouver Art Gallery, as announced today by the institution. The space of the current 300,000 sq.ft Gallery will be doubled and provide facilities to support the museum's continuously increasing number of collections, exhibitions, and programs. Among Herzog &amp; de Meuron's notable cultural institution projects worldwide,&nbsp; the new Vancouver Art Gallery will be the Swiss firm's first Canadian project. Conceptual designs are expected to be revealed in early 2015.</p><p>HdM was selected out of a star-studded shortlist that consisted of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106441/diller-scofidio-renfro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diller Scofidio + Renfro</a> (New York), <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1492/twbta-tod-williams-billie-tsien" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects</a> (New York), <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/19801/kpmb-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KPMB Architects </a>(Toronto), and <a href="http://archinect.com/sanaa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA</a> (Tokyo). The finalists, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90858670/vancouver-art-gallery-opens-up-shortlist-ring-to-five-international-design-heavyweights" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">who were announced in January</a>, were chosen out of 75 firms from 16 countries who submitted to an open Request for Qualifications process issued by the Gallery.</p><p>Here's more detail about the project from the Vancouver Art Gallery:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zh/zhik04ydrha4l1b4.jpg"></p><p>"The Vancouver Art Gallery&rsquo;s Architect Selection...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/95956250/nation-building Nation Building Alexander Walter 2014-03-18T17:15:00-04:00 >2014-03-19T12:17:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/63/63b02d22990224fb27d6bd482816ee68.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New York&rsquo;s United Nations Headquarters, completed in 1952, pioneered the global workplace. Now nearing the end of a $2.1 billion makeover, it&rsquo;s again in the vanguard. [...] It might have been easier -- and possibly cheaper -- to tear the whole structure down and start from scratch. However, for an organization for which precedent and symbolism govern every handshake, the historical meaning of the UN&rsquo;s architecture still resonates.</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/95345360/gensler-brings-hackable-buildings-to-the-real-estate-market Gensler brings ‘hackable’ buildings to the real estate market Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-03-10T15:26:00-04:00 >2014-03-10T15:26:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i5/i5pf9a2o8jfxky8b.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gensler recently began a research project focused on Los Angeles and D.C., &ldquo;Hackable Buildings &ndash; Hackable Cities,&rdquo; exploring how building owners can adapt their properties to meet changing demand. &ldquo;It really started with some research that we were doing on the evolution of office buildings,&rdquo; said Raffael Scasserra, a Gensler principal. &ldquo;What we were looking at is what is that evolution like? What is it transforming to and what are buildings going to be?&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/95342125/breaking-out-of-the-library-mold-in-boston-and-beyond Breaking Out of the Library Mold, in Boston and Beyond Alexander Walter 2014-03-10T14:17:00-04:00 >2014-03-11T09:49:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/03/0309648df9d460d234b313638fc85d53.jpg" width="514" height="311" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Boston Public Library, which was founded in 1848 and is the oldest public urban library in the country, is moving rapidly in that direction. With a major renovation underway, this Copley Square institution is breaking out of its granite shell to show an airier, more welcoming side to the passing multitudes. Interior plans include new retail space, a souped-up section for teenagers, and a high-stool bar where patrons can bring their laptops and look out over Boylston Street.</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/93810515/mecanoo-and-martinez-johnson-chosen-to-redesign-mlk-library-in-d-c Mecanoo and Martinez + Johnson chosen to redesign MLK Library in D.C. Justine Testado 2014-02-18T15:38:00-05:00 >2014-02-24T22:00:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lw/lw12jzcc41vycego.jpg" width="514" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Alas! The winning team to renovate the historic Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library has been selected. That team would be Mecanoo and Martinez + Johnson, who won over notable finalists Patkau + Ayers Saint Gross and STUDIOS + Freelon. Upon contract approval, Mecanoo and Martinez + Johnson will begin working with library staff and consultants to finalize the new library's design scheme.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/05/05u4iayjqs436p9x.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mm/mmjnyfnj41hayso5.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4i/4i08xt2tg8kdxmv4.jpg"><br><br>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/mecanoo_and_martinez_johnson_chosen_to_redesign_mlk_library_in_d.c/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93445971/rex-s-five-manhattan-west-is-the-latest-revamp-for-an-evolving-nyc REX's Five Manhattan West is the latest revamp for an evolving NYC Justine Testado 2014-02-12T19:58:00-05:00 >2014-02-14T13:28:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ki/kixvx94c860nf5k0.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1887657/rex" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">REX</a> recently unveiled their scheme for redesigning the historic <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/5861704/davis-brody-bond-llp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Davis Brody</a> building on 450 West 33rd St in New York. The $200 million project consists of repositioning, re-cladding and interior renovation -- making it yet another addition to major redevelopments to NYC's evolving neighborhoods and when adaptive reuse continues to be on the rise. Construction is expected to be complete in 2016.</p><p>Check out some project details the architects sent us:<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1t/1t1n27o02dbxfbiw.jpg"></p><p>"Designed by architecture firm Davis Brody (now Davis Brody Bond) and completed in 1969, 450 West 33rd Street (450W33) is an exemplar of late Brutalist architecture. The edifice&rsquo;s structure is effectively a steel bridge spanning the Penn Station rail lines leading to Hudson Yards, supporting a cast-in-place concrete column-and-slab frame. The building&rsquo;s enclosure was originally composed of precast concrete fill-in panels with integrated windows."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cm/cmhtpm2a2q3vdt5e.jpg"></p><p>"During the 1980s, the building&rsquo;s hard beauty was neutered when its external structural elements...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93320193/top-three-teams-prep-for-final-design-presentation-of-mlk-library-renovation Top three teams prep for final design presentation of MLK Library renovation Justine Testado 2014-02-10T20:19:00-05:00 >2014-03-10T13:55:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lg/lgh8po9yuw3ngjp8.jpg" width="514" height="171" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The historic Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington D.C. is one step closer to finding the architectural team for its major renovation project -- and competition is stiff [...] After submitting their proposals, the top three teams will have one final presentation to persuade the review panel and the public this Saturday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. in the MLK Library's Great Hall.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>Team 1: Mecanoo + Martinez and Johnson</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o2/o2nhohavkpnh05a3.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lt/ltrsjpnbcqb64tyd.jpg"><br><br><strong>Team 2: Patkau + Ayers Saint Gross</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q6/q6pexdlxq03hle0k.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/82/82bqrywocug87mjh.jpg"></p><p><strong>Team 3: STUDIOS + Freelon</strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m6/m6sdzohs4umh3el2.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ra/ra31u8halgt3ey6e.jpg"></p><p>Get more details about each project on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/finalist_design_ideas_for_mlk_jr._memorial_library_renovation/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92842193/watch-diller-lowry-critics-writers-and-more-discuss-moma-s-expansion-plans WATCH: Diller, Lowry, critics, writers and more discuss MoMA's expansion plans Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-04T18:31:00-05:00 >2014-02-06T08:57:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ii/iitkiv7qxghyp32e.jpg" width="514" height="776" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As reported last week by Archinectors Ayesha Ghosh and Alex Stewart, a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92379152/elizabeth-diller-moma-discuss-expansion-and-folk-museum-s-demolition-with-slice-of-ny-architectural-community" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">discussion regarding MoMA's expansion plan</a> and the intended demolition of the American Folk Art Museum took place at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, an appropriate venue for a conversation rife with implications for the ethics of preservation, real estate development and the architectural profession. The aim was to create an opportunity for public discussion of what has been criticized as a unilateral move by MoMA, and investigate the supposed necessity of the Folk Museum's demolition.</p><p>The conversation was presented by The Architectural League, in partnership with the Municipal Art Society and the AIA, New York Chapter. Watch the entire discussion below, featuring:</p><p>Glenn Lowry (Director of the Museum of Modern Art), Ann Temkin (The Marie-Jos&eacute;e and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture),&nbsp;Elizabeth Diller (principal of Diller Scofidio + Renfro),&nbsp;Reed Kroloff (director of the Cranbrook Academy...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90850600/2013-faith-form-ifraa-awards-winners-revive-and-modernize-religious-architecture-and-art 2013 Faith & Form/IFRAA Awards winners revive and modernize religious architecture and art Justine Testado 2014-01-09T18:37:00-05:00 >2014-01-13T17:12:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3h/3htcl57w5t46grpr.jpg" width="514" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners of the international 2013 Faith &amp; Form/IFRAA Awards Program restored and remodeled religious spaces that can indeed be deemed worthy of praise. Founded in 1978 and co-sponsored by Faith &amp; Form Magazine and the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture (IFRAA), the annual awards program recognizes the best in architecture, liturgical design, and art for religious spaces.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Here's a selection of the winning submissions:<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yp/ypda0l5y5rr5s2ul.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d4/d4d2qvqngydsgu05.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5r/5r5tvzbgklgii1ly.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zq/zqj7p8lhapaoxsnd.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vo/vowwhluhk1f8op73.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Find more winning submissions and other competition details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/2013_faith_form_ifraa_award_winners/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of 2013 Faith &amp; Form/IFRAA Awards Program.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90772488/american-folk-art-museum-will-be-razed-in-diller-scofidio-renfro-s-moma-expansion American Folk Art Museum will be razed in Diller Scofidio + Renfro's MoMA expansion Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-08T18:42:00-05:00 >2014-01-13T20:53:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yw/ywest8svoa6pt23o.jpg" width="514" height="307" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Diller] had great respect for the Folk Art Museum, calling it a &ldquo;bespoke&rdquo; design tailored to the needs of the museum. She went through several scenarios on how to integrate the museum in the expanded footprint. [...] Adapting the Folk Art Museum building, however, would basically compromise the building&rsquo;s interior beyond recognition. [...] The architects would have had to destroy the Folk Art Museum building in order to save it.</p></em><br /><br /><p> In what looks like the kiss of death for the #folkMoMA movement, Diller Scofidio + Renfro's design for MoMA's expansion will necessitate the destruction of the neighboring American Folk Art Museum, as proposed today in a MoMA press conference. The initial threat to the Folk Museum was made last spring when MoMA announced its redevelopment plans, provoking a widespread preservationist movement among architects, rallying under #folkMoMA.</p> <p> To catch-up on #folkMoMA's history, see #8 in&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/89234233/archinect-s-top-13-architectural-issues-for-13" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's coverage for the Top 13 Issues of 2013</a>.</p> <p> Here are some concept sketches for the new MoMA, via <em>Architect Magazine</em> (image credit: Diller Scofidio + Renfro).</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://www.architectmagazine.com/Images/1409589671_0108_DSR_Folk_MoMA_02_tcm20-2106391.jpg?width=600&amp;amp;404=404.png"></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://www.architectmagazine.com/Images/1699932123_0108_DSR_Folk_MoMA_tcm20-2106392.jpg?width=600&amp;amp;404=404.png"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90069645/shortlist-for-d-c-s-mlk-library-renovation-narrowed-down-to-3-teams Shortlist for D.C.‘s MLK Library renovation narrowed down to 3 teams Alexander Walter 2013-12-30T15:41:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T22:04:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cy/cy07dxmjs5udp0jg.jpg" width="514" height="352" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Three finalist teams have advanced into the last round of the search for an architect to renovate &mdash; or possibly redesign &mdash; Washington D.C.'s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Back in October, the competition had already narrowed down the list of applicants to 10 teams with the invitation to create technical proposals on how they would approach renovating the Mies van der Rohe-designed library.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The three finalists are:</p> <ul><li> Patkau Architects / Ayers Saint Gross with Krueck + Sexton</li> <li> Martinez + Johnson Architects / Mecanoo Architects</li> <li> STUDIOS Architecture / The Freelon Group</li> </ul><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85836061/ten-firms-chosen-for-second-stage-of-mlk-jr-memorial-library-renovation-search" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ten firms chosen for second stage of MLK Jr. Memorial Library renovation search</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86088483/brad-pitt-s-make-it-right-opens-leed-platinum-housing-complex-in-kansas-city Brad Pitt's "Make It Right" opens LEED-platinum housing complex in Kansas City Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-11-11T15:50:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T21:55:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wn/wnklgn8pj7oa2e6k.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://makeitright.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Make It Right</a>, an organization that helps communities rebuild after environmental or economic disasters, opened its most recent project in Kansas City, Missouri this past Saturday. The project focused on the abandoned and badly damaged Bancroft School plot, renovating the school building into LEED Platinum apartments, and constructing new homes on the grounds (designed by local <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/56886078/bnim-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BNIM Architects</a>). The community complex also includes an auditorium, gym, computer lab and public gardens.</p> <p> Originally founded by Brad Pitt in response to the alarmingly slow rate of reconstruction in post-Katrina New Orleans, Make It Right uses urban acupuncture tactics to help damaged cities recuperate. According to Director of Innovation Tim Duggan, projects like the Bancroft School can help "[transform] the focal point in a blighted neighborhood into a catalyst for redevelopment.&nbsp;And we believe this can be a model for communities around the country".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ca/cad9fhp8cgn17qiw.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1e/1eih86pq8bhm00sr.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Since its founding in 2007, Make It Right ha...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/84312949/the-new-rijksmuseum-by-cruz-y-ortiz-wins-dutch-abe-bonnema-architecture-award-2013 The New Rijksmuseum by Cruz y Ortiz wins Dutch Abe Bonnema Architecture Award 2013 Alexander Walter 2013-10-16T19:40:00-04:00 >2013-10-21T20:18:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g8/g8mv2gxhy3tg189a.jpg" width="514" height="404" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Spanish architects Antonio Cruz and Antonio Ortiz of Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos have been presented the Abe Bonnema Architecture Award for their outstanding renovation of Amsterdam's historic Rijksmuseum. The prestigious Dutch award is granted biannually to an architect that designed a building of 'remarkable high quality architecture.' From a total of 49 entries, five projects were shortlisted, with the New Rijksmuseum winning the award.</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/84312141/olson-kundig-architects-renovations-for-tacoma-art-museum-to-begin-in-late-october Olson Kundig Architects’ renovations for Tacoma Art Museum to begin in late October Justine Testado 2013-10-16T19:22:00-04:00 >2013-10-16T19:55:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/69/6994std16mzytcj4.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Olson Kundig Architects' renovation project for the Tacoma Art Museum in Washington is set to begin later this month. [...] The 16,000 sq.foot project consists of a new wing and building expansion that will double gallery space&mdash;including housing the Haub Family Collection of Western American Art&mdash;and therefore enhance visitors' art experiences and the museum's overall significance in downtown Tacoma.</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/79617396/abandoned-uc-presidential-mansion-may-be-renovated-after-years-of-neglect Abandoned UC presidential mansion may be renovated after years of neglect Archinect 2013-08-16T17:48:00-04:00 >2013-08-17T12:06:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b8/b86ffa57d70e682e3b81fd0cb4ca2c1f.jpg" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>North of the Berkeley Hills, nestled in the quiet community of Kensington, lies an abandoned mansion called the Blake House. At the end of a short gravel path, the home historically reserved for the UC president lies behind two wrought iron gates. But the 13,200-square-foot Mediterranean-style mansion &mdash; with an elevator, two kitchens, a massive library and panoramic views &mdash; has been empty for more than five years.</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/79396202/the-park-over-the-highway-is-now-underway The "Park Over the Highway" is now underway Justine Testado 2013-08-14T09:55:00-04:00 >2013-08-22T10:03:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yg/yg92rvqourhtqh35.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Officials from the U.S. Department of Transportation announced the start of the aptly named&#8203; &#8203;"&#8203;Park O&#8203;ver the Highway" plan in St. Louis, Missouri earlier this month. The plan's objective is to connect the iconic Gateway Arch grounds and Downtown St. Louis by building a park over the Interstate-70, which has divided the city from the Mississippi waterfront for the past 50 years. Last month, the <a href="http://modot.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Missouri Department of Transportation </a>(MoDOT) awarded <a href="http://kciconstruction.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KCI Construction Company</a> $26.4 million to begin construction. The project is expected to be done by Fall 2015.</p> <p> As depicted in the rendering above, the extensive renovation project also involves re-routing roads, laying groundwork pedestrian and bike paths, and general enhancement of the landscape&#8203;.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r8/r82nj3j9f2h5pxur.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Funds for the entire $380 million plan came from public sources like federal grants and a voter-approved local sales tax as well as private contributions from major supporters like the <a href="http://www.cityarchriver.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CityArchRiver</a> foundation.</p> <p> <br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8v/8v9ruq4ubroskgh0.jpg" title=""><br><br> U.S. Transportation ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/74300699/donald-judd-s-soho-loft-opens-after-23-million-makeover Donald Judd’s SoHo Loft Opens After $23 Million Makeover Archinect 2013-05-31T12:05:00-04:00 >2013-06-04T16:33:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b5/b5c9f6ecb2554e4b57b8cb8aed45a353.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Donald Judd bought 101 Spring Street, an 1870 cast-iron building, in 1968 for $68,000. He stripped the dilapidated building down to its plaster walls and wood floors, illegally removing distractions like fire sprinklers. Then Judd (1928-1994) spent decades turning the spaces into a showcase for his art and a place to rest his head on a bed made of wood planks. It&rsquo;s carefully related to the colored tubes by Dan Flavin that march across the room, echoing the rhythm of a gorgeous row of windows.</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/68530453/smithsonian-hires-bjarke-ingels-group-to-rethink-historic-d-c-campus Smithsonian hires Bjarke Ingels Group to rethink historic D.C. campus Archinect 2013-02-28T16:02:00-05:00 >2013-03-02T09:24:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lf/lfyi4le60md6vy2j.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ingels has been asked to envision a gateway, one that invites visitors to learn, rest and escape and then leads them north to the rest of the Mall. B.I.G. will be responsible for site and building investigations, programming, campus planning, architectural and engineering design concepts and cost analysis. The area "suffers from some notable impediments, and the buildings within the landscape are not utilized in a fully functional and efficient way," the Smithsonian says.</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/68426243/what-the-white-house-looks-like-completely-gutted What the White House Looks Like Completely Gutted Archinect 2013-02-27T03:12:00-05:00 >2013-03-04T21:20:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cd/cd76e8ea358a4336464410a1d1925087.jpg" width="514" height="375" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Harry S Truman inherited a White House that was in horrendous shape. After the British nearly burnt it to the ground in 1814, the construction of 20th-century innovations&mdash;indoor plumbing, electricity, and heating ducts&mdash;had also taken its toll on the structure. The building was nearly 150 years old, and it showed its age. In November 1948, the building was in a near-condemnable state... So it had to be gutted. Completely.</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/59978732/j-mayer-h-completes-schlump-one-in-hamburg J. Mayer H. Completes Schlump One in Hamburg Alexander Walter 2012-10-24T17:23:00-04:00 >2012-10-29T12:36:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gn/gn4lraia6pmqrgya.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>J. Mayer H. Architekten has completed the "Schlump One" project in Hamburg, Germany. The architects took on an administrative building originally built in the 1950s and gave it the curvy JMH trademark update.</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/27094214/cranbrook-art-museum-reopens Cranbrook Art Museum Reopens Archinect 2011-11-11T11:50:14-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2f/2fef790734ec5ded0064b22e1cde05de.jpg" width="514" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As the collection grew over the years, gallery space was lost to storage. Moreover, the building, designed by Eliel Saarinen, hadn&rsquo;t been updated since it opened, in 1942, leaving it &ldquo;no longer adequate to create a proper conservation or display environment,&rdquo; said Reed Kroloff, the academy&rsquo;s director.</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/4976488/de-nieuwe-liefde-by-wiel-arets-architects 'De Nieuwe Liefde' by Wiel Arets Architects Paul Petrunia 2011-05-02T20:11:00-04:00 >2012-10-09T11:30:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7n/7nfi7qsmkcnmc52y.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Wiel Arets Architects have shared with us a recently completed renovation/restoration of a former wine storage warehouse located on the edge of Amsterdam&rsquo;s 17th century UNESCO canal ring.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> De Nieuwe Liefde (&lsquo;The New Love&rsquo;) is a theatre and community centre located in a monumental white building on Amsterdam&rsquo;s Da Costakade that was originally constructed in 1904 as storage space for a local wine company. After falling into disrepair, and in accordance with the last tenants leaving the property in 2007, the De Liefde was completely rebuilt by Wiel Arets Architects and renamed De Nieuwe Liefde. The reconstruction transformed the existing building into a series of new spaces composed of a main hall with seating for 230, a conference room with space for 60, a choir space for 50, a library, a separate restaurant-caf&eacute; and a grand foyer that decompresses into a central circulation void.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Prior to the renovation the building retained many of its original Neo-Renaissance and Art N...</p>