Archinect - News 2016-05-27T12:28:01-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149944474/kahn-brought-back-to-new-life-gorgeously-renovated-yale-center-for-british-art-due-to-reopen Kahn brought back to new life: gorgeously renovated Yale Center for British Art due to reopen Alexander Walter 2016-05-10T18:09:00-04:00 >2016-05-22T22:09:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vk/vk1jupits9p0xwqy.jpg" width="514" height="358" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The greatest work of art at New Haven&rsquo;s Yale Center for British Art is arguably the landmark building itself&mdash;and Louis Kahn&rsquo;s last structure is due to reopen this month after a 16-month renovation of its public galleries and lecture hall, and an upgrade of its accessibility, security, mechanical and electrical systems. This is the third phase of a $33m conservation project that began in 2008.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"George Knight of Knight Architecture, who led the conservation work, says: &ldquo;The thing that kept me up at night was [thinking] how can we preserve the building, which is so architecturally rich, and do all this surgery so as not to disfigure the patient in any way?""</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dx/dxn9nmd0ch8m2lov.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pq/pq9viqq3j6d89dv9.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ab/abkzwimh2h9r7j01.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dl/dly896ai67zkfuaj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bs/bs47h8wuqd12z813.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z4/z4du9l6559a29yq2.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ek/eksj1yb8goasvibj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ec/eclef93zn5qg4rw3.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s0/s0p627qdhmbzqdyi.jpg"></p><p>All images courtesy of the <a href="http://britishart.yale.edu/architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yale Center for British Art</a>.</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145510875/renovation-of-kahn-s-richards-labs-pleases-both-scientists-and-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renovation of Kahn's Richards Labs pleases both scientists and architects</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942171/yale-architecture-students-interview-dean-robert-a-m-stern" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yale architecture students interview Dean Robert A.M. Stern</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137490508/deborah-berke-named-dean-of-yale-school-of-architecture-will-succeed-robert-a-m-stern-in-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deborah Berke named Dean of Yale School of Architecture, will succeed Robert A.M. Stern in 2016</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943543/italian-government-assigns-1b-to-cultural-preservation Italian government assigns €1B to cultural preservation Justine Testado 2016-05-03T19:31:00-04:00 >2016-05-06T00:38:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ug/ug0ftdi4lcqd2e0f.jpg" width="514" height="316" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Italian government announced [May 2] that it is allocating &euro;1bn [approx. $1.15B] to major restoration and building projects at 33 museums, monuments and archaeological sites across the country, including Pompeii, the earthquake-stricken city of L&rsquo;Aquila and the Uffizi galleries in Florence. [C]ulture minister Dario Franceschini described the funding, which will continue until 2020, as the &ldquo;biggest investment in cultural heritage&rdquo; in Italy&rsquo;s history.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941900/better-than-ever-mackintosh-building-will-reopen-in-2018-along-with-campus-expansion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Better than ever: Mackintosh Building will reopen in 2018 along with campus expansion</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941575/recreation-of-palmyra-s-arch-of-triumph-presented-in-trafalgar-square" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Recreation of Palmyra's Arch of Triumph presented in Trafalgar Square</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938550/le-corbusier-s-cit-de-refuge-in-paris-to-reopen-after-restoration" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Le Corbusier's Cit&eacute; de Refuge in Paris to reopen after restoration</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149938550/le-corbusier-s-cit-de-refuge-in-paris-to-reopen-after-restoration Le Corbusier's Cité de Refuge in Paris to reopen after restoration Nicholas Korody 2016-04-05T20:21:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T00:21:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q6/q6uycetumd3w5cgw.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Public tours of a newly-restored Salvation Army shelter in Paris designed by Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret start in April. The tour guides for the 11-storey building, known as the Cit&eacute; de Refuge, will be the residents of the building themselves who have been trained by the Fondation Le Corbusier. The Cit&eacute; de Refuge, which opened in 1933..., is historically significant as Le Corbusier&rsquo;s first urban housing project and one of only two completed buildings in Paris.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Does Le Corbusier have you crowing? Check out these related links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937067/j-rn-utzon-s-final-touch-to-the-sydney-opera-house-a-le-corbusier-tapestry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">J&oslash;rn Utzon's final touch to the Sydney Opera House: a Le Corbusier tapestry</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139805281/renault-issues-coup-corbusier-a-concept-car-to-explore-a-new-way-forward-inspired-by-le-corbusier" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renault issues Coup&eacute; Corbusier: a concept car to explore "a new way forward", inspired by Le Corbusier</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131799131/le-corbusier-was-a-combination-of-blind-and-na-ve-about-all-politics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Le Corbusier was a combination of blind and na&iuml;ve about all politics&rdquo;</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129719489/works-by-le-corbu-and-louis-kahn-in-ahmedabad-left-off-historic-conservation-list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Works by Le Corbu and Louis Kahn in Ahmedabad left off historic conservation list</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149935716/editor-s-picks-443 Editor's Picks #443 Nam Henderson 2016-03-21T14:50:00-04:00 >2016-03-22T15:44:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v4/v453mxm5n6m1conu.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last month, as part of Archinect's special February theme, Furniture, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;profiled&nbsp;the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/148987195/innovation-with-a-heart-guto-requena-s-technological-and-emotional-designs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">work</a> of Brazilian designer Guto Requena,&nbsp;who is interested in "<em>digital interactive technologies</em>" and the concept of "<em>affective sustainability</em>".&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d0/d0s6ajc98f5aq7uc.jpg"></p><p>Later he <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/148822508/between-art-and-design-rethinking-function-with-hand-job-gallery-store" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">chatted</a>&nbsp;with Zoe Fisher, founder and curator of the Brooklyn design shop-cum-gallery <a href="http://www.h-j-g-s.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hand Job Gallery Store</a> (HJGS), "<em>on the occasion of the HJGS&rsquo; Lamp Show opening</em>".&nbsp;<strong>davvid</strong> felt compelled to offer up some praise "<em>really enjoying Nicholas's posts</em>" and others agreed.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r6/r67huvbd6ov0n455.jpg"></p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br>Christopher Hawthorne <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149067468/a-critical-look-at-downtown-l-a-s-ambitious-plans-for-two-new-public-parks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">considered</a> ambitious plans for two new public parks, in downtown LA. <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149067468/a-critical-look-at-downtown-l-a-s-ambitious-plans-for-two-new-public-parks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">j</a>la-x</strong><strong> </strong>observed <em>"The ones done by the landscape archs for the Pershing redo are really good...the arch firms doing the other are too form driven and clunky...poor urban design</em>". <strong>Justavisual</strong> felt "<em>Architects should stop being invited to Landscape competitions. LA's don't sit around designing buildings and don't pretend to know anything about them...There are several practitioners who ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149934108/architect-behind-matrera-castle-restoration-argues-criticism-is-prejudiced Architect behind Matrera Castle restoration argues criticism "is prejudiced" Justine Testado 2016-03-10T18:22:00-05:00 >2016-03-21T14:15:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vt/vtxf85yjtrkhadns.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A recently completed restoration project [of Spain's Matrera Castle] has provoked an incredulous reaction from some locals and a Spanish conservation group... However, Carlos Quevedo, the architect who oversaw the restoration of the castle...pointed out that the project had been painstaking, professional, and legal...'I do think that some basic, accurate information can help avoid some of the prejudices that spring from a simple image.'</p></em><br /><br /><p>Spain is having another cultural kerfuffle over the recent restoration of the ancient Matrera Castle in Cadiz. While locals and preservation groups are mocking and criticizing the makeover, architect Carlos Quevedo says that it was done to prevent further structural collapse.</p><p>More about historic preservation:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149044981/as-ho-chi-minh-city-develops-rapidly-historic-colonial-architecture-comes-under-threat" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As Ho Chi Minh City develops rapidly, historic colonial architecture comes under threat</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139956397/has-preservation-become-too-conservative-and-elitist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Has preservation become too conservative and elitist?</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145195457/another-bittersweet-look-at-hotel-okura-s-legacy-as-redesign-is-underway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Another bittersweet look at Hotel Okura's legacy, as redesign is underway</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/145516502/the-race-to-complete-the-capitol-dome-restoration-in-time-for-the-inauguration-of-the-45th-u-s-president The race to complete the Capitol dome restoration in time for the inauguration of the 45th U.S. President Alexander Walter 2016-01-11T18:36:00-05:00 >2016-01-12T09:44:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7i/7i0r0oei6ywvwwdd.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It is fervently hoped that when the 45th president takes the oath of office outside the Capitol on 20 January 2017, a $60m project to restore the building&rsquo;s august cast-iron dome will have been completed. [...] &ldquo;There&rsquo;s never been a major renovation of the dome. It&rsquo;s important work and was long overdue. It apparently has a thousand cracks and pieces have been falling off for years but, once this work is done, it should be good for another 150 years.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/na/nakz768zglcrquvu.jpg"></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96639076/u-s-capitol-building-to-receive-much-needed-facelift" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">U.S. Capitol building to receive much-needed facelift</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120896185/turns-out-the-washington-monument-is-shorter-than-we-thought" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turns out the Washington Monument is shorter than we thought</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120619339/history-breaks-down-the-lincoln-memorial-s-bizarre-rejected-designs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">History breaks down the Lincoln Memorial&rsquo;s bizarre rejected designs</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/143913586/mayor-less-rome-s-logistical-battle-to-invest-in-its-past-and-present Mayor-less Rome's logistical battle to invest in its past and present Justine Testado 2015-12-21T17:43:00-05:00 >2016-01-04T18:59:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ro/ro6oxks0e9n8cmnd.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>While some residents may be more concerned about their overflowing rubbish bins than maintaining ancient monuments, for many the survival of modern Rome will depend on the preservation of the past.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As Rome moves forward without a mayor, the city is taking on the restoration of both the Colosseum and the&nbsp;Porta Maggiore basilica while updating the modern city.</p><p>More about Rome on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122515225/was-rome-really-a-city-of-marble" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Was Rome really a "City of Marble"?</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121377224/a-breakneck-tour-of-contemporary-architecture-in-rome" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A breakneck tour of contemporary architecture in Rome</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123353657/contemporary-art-in-an-8th-century-roman-church" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Contemporary Art in an 8th-Century Roman Church</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/139534854/greenwave-s-3d-ocean-farm-initiative-wins-the-2015-buckminster-fuller-challenge GreenWave's 3D ocean farm initiative wins the 2015 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Justine Testado 2015-10-22T16:04:00-04:00 >2015-10-24T18:38:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x2/x2bpa03bujdeb3z6.jpg" width="514" height="486" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The non-profit group <a href="http://greenwave.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GreenWave</a>, which won the prestigious <a href="http://bfi.org/challenge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 Buckminster Fuller Challenge</a>, is gaining attention for designing reportedly the world's first 3D multi-species ocean farms. Much like the group's marine-oriented initiatives, the ocean farm project aims to restore ocean ecosystems and biodiversity, and work toward a blue-green economy. Another objective is to create more jobs for coastal communities that will turn fishermen into restorative ocean farmers. Restorative aquaculture was a favorite in last year's Fuller Challenge, wherein SCAPE's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111957364/living-breakwaters-wins-2014-buckminster-fuller-challenge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"oyster-tecture" proposal</a> scored the $100,000 grand prize.</p><p>The GreenWave ocean farms are designed as zero-input "vertical underwater gardens" that consist of layers of seaweed, scallops, and mussels that grow on floating ropes, which are stacked above oyster and clam cages. These crops enable the ocean farmers to produce food, fertilizers, animal feeds, pharmaceuticals, biofuels, and other products.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xr/xrv75snc7vakb7ac.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7p/7pa56w5ckzhi9f15.jpg"></p><p>A single acre of the farm would remo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/136195037/a-helping-hand-glasgow-school-of-art-receives-detailed-mackintosh-building-sketches-from-ph-d-alumnus-as-restoration-plan-progresses A helping hand: Glasgow School of Art receives detailed Mackintosh Building sketches from Ph.D. alumnus, as restoration plan progresses Justine Testado 2015-09-08T18:40:00-04:00 >2015-09-08T19:51:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o0/o0u2f1io57l9meqo.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Prospects look promising right now for the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/16607/the-glasgow-school-of-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glasgow School of Art</a> as their plan to restore the historic Mackintosh Building from <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100285007/update-glasgow-school-of-art-fire" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a devastating fire</a> last May pieces itself together. After months of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123200242/mackintosh-library-restore-or-create-anew" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">debate</a> about whether to restore or replace the Mackintosh, locally based Page\Park Architects won the competition to work with the school in restoring the structure <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124201653/page-park-architects-to-lead-glasgow-school-of-art-restoration" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this past March</a>.</p><p>Most recently, the GSA received a gift of 22 architectural drawings of the Mackintosh Building, meticulously drawn and donated by Professor George Cairns from the QUT Business School in Brisbane. They're considered to be the most comprehensive drawings of the building in existence.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bi/bipeo7y6qqj2v8c3.jpg"><br><em>George Cairns' drawing of the East Wing Staircase.</em></p><p>Perhaps this was a stroke of luck for the school. Cairns first created the drawings while working toward his Ph.D. at GSA's Mackintosh School of Architecture during the early 1990s. The A1-size drawings, which are mostly drawn at a 1:100 scale, depict the Mackintosh as it was completed i...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133119466/frank-lloyd-wright-s-unity-temple-getting-a-23m-restoration Frank Lloyd Wright's "Unity Temple" getting a $23M restoration Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-30T18:15:00-04:00 >2015-08-08T21:53:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1p/1pnxfgljidagv3h4.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>this is the deluxe rehabilitation package, a stark contrast to the mostly emergency work that's been done through the years to keep the building grunting along. [...] &ldquo;It's one of Frank Lloyd Wright's greatest works, and it's a masterpiece of modern architecture ... It's a building that changed a lot of architects' ideas about what architecture could do.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The $23 million comes from a variety of sources, including part of a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130331695/getty-awards-over-1-75-million-to-fix-crappy-concrete-in-important-modern-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">$1.75M Getty grant to fix compromised concrete in "Important Modern Buildings"</a>, and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83932/unity-temple-wins-200-000-federal-grant-to-aid-repairs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">$200K in federal funds for general repairs</a>. Unity Temple is also one of ten FLW buildings <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119816278/10-frank-lloyd-wright-buildings-nominated-to-unesco-world-heritage-list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recently nominated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128097280/philip-johnson-s-tent-of-tomorrow-still-stands-but-what-should-happen-to-it Philip Johnson's Tent of Tomorrow still stands, but what should happen to it? Justine Testado 2015-05-26T14:13:00-04:00 >2015-06-01T22:01:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b5/b5z5be163de8f0wa.jpg" width="514" height="306" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>During the [1964-65 World's Fair], the elliptical Tent of Tomorrow was used as a versatile performance space...But not much has been done to preserve the structure since the fair ended in 1965...At the moment, there are no formal proposals, and ['Modern Ruin' film director Matthew Silva] admits it&rsquo;ll be hard to raise funds without one. But he hopes the film, as well as his advocacy group, will get people thinking about what can be done.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><p><a title="The NY Mets Are Trying to Save the 'Tent of Tomorrow'" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105404053/the-ny-mets-are-trying-to-save-the-tent-of-tomorrow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The NY Mets Are Trying to Save the 'Tent of Tomorrow'</a></p><p><a title="Vandals break into the historic New York State Pavilion and set fire to a stolen van, damaging the 50-year-old terrazzo map" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104956551/vandals-break-into-the-historic-new-york-state-pavilion-and-set-fire-to-a-stolen-van-damaging-the-50-year-old-terrazzo-map" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vandals break into the historic New York State Pavilion and set fire to a stolen van, damaging the 50-year-old terrazzo map</a></p><p><a title='"Modern Ruin" documents the rise, fall, and revival efforts of historic New York State Pavilion' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93323418/modern-ruin-documents-the-rise-fall-and-revival-efforts-of-historic-new-york-state-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Modern Ruin" documents the rise, fall, and revival efforts of historic New York State Pavilion</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99380155/kickstart-this-archinect-s-kickstarter-picks-for-may-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstart this! Archinect's Kickstarter picks for May 2014</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127726371/the-hudson-river-valley-in-ny-is-the-next-stop-for-gehry-s-winton-guest-house The Hudson River Valley in NY is the next stop for Gehry's Winton Guest House Justine Testado 2015-05-21T18:50:00-04:00 >2015-06-01T22:04:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4q/4qgkinqhi6urgk5f.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Frank Gehry-designed Winton Guest House will embark on another lengthy roadtrip, moving roughly 1,200 miles from its current location in Owatonna, Minnesota to its new home in New York's Hudson River Valley. The geometric house <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127579373/frank-gehry-s-winton-guest-house-to-be-auctioned-in-chicago-today" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sold for $750,000</a> at the Wright auction house in Chicago on Tuesday. The new owners, who wish to remain unidentified, paid an additional "buyer's premium" of $155,000 for the guest house, bringing up the total to $905,000. Wright listed the house's starting bid at $850,000.</p><p>The new owners pledged to restore and preserve the Guest House on private property, according to Dr. Victoria M. Young, professor of modern architectural history and chair of the Art History Department at the University of St. Thomas, which owned the house since 2007 as part of the Daniel C. Gainey Conference Center.&nbsp;Since the university <a href="http://www.stthomas.edu/news/st-thomas-sells-gainey-center-property/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sold</a> the Gainey Center to Meridian Behavioral Health Services last summer, the house was scheduled to begin relocation this June to meet its August 201...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126947698/historic-190-bowery-to-be-restored Historic 190 Bowery to be Restored Nicholas Korody 2015-05-08T16:00:00-04:00 >2015-05-10T22:43:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/he/hekx1jhqkbyg58on.jpg" width="514" height="265" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The six-story building was designed by Robert Maynicke and completed in 1899. It served as the offices of Germania Bank (and its future names) until it was sold in 1966 and became a private residence. In 2005, it was designated an individual landmark. Last year, it was purchased by Aby Rosen&rsquo;s RFR Realty for $55 million. They plan to restore the building and convert it back to office space, with the ground floor for an as yet undetermined retail tenant.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In collaboration with MdeAS Architects,&nbsp;J&oslash;rgen Cleemann of the preservation architecture firm Higgins Quasebarth &amp; Partners received approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission for their restoration plans. They aim to rehabilitate the stained glass, wooden doors, and other features of the building, while preserving the graffiti that ornaments the facade.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126377080/old-royal-naval-college-aims-to-restore-40-000-sq-ft-of-its-painted-hall-plan-to-be-unveiled-in-nyc-next-month Old Royal Naval College aims to restore 40,000 sq.ft of its Painted Hall, plan to be unveiled in NYC next month Justine Testado 2015-04-28T19:44:00-04:00 >2015-04-29T19:03:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zq/zqkjkv1orzi61smp.jpg" width="514" height="799" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Arts patrons continue to support the restoration of the Painted Hall at the Christopher Wren-designed <a href="http://www.ornc.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Old Royal Naval College</a> at the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site in Greenwich, London. Over the next three years, the ORNC's three-stage conservation project would clean and restore the remaining 3,700 sq.m. (approx. 40,000 sq.ft) of the Painted Hall, sometimes dubbed "the Sistine Chapel of the U.K." The first phase restored 560 sq.m. of paintings in the Upper Hall back in 2013. The second phase focuses on the Lower Hall, the Vestibule, and the semi-underground King William Undercroft directly beneath the Painted Hall.</p><p>Housed inside King William Court, the Painted Hall was originally built as a dining hall for British naval veterans who lived at the Royal Hospital for Seamen. Once the hall was built, English painter James Thornhill began his 19-year endeavor of painting the interior from 1708 to 1727. As instructed, Thornhill's paintings largely pay tribute to the British Navy a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124201653/page-park-architects-to-lead-glasgow-school-of-art-restoration Page\Park Architects to lead Glasgow School of Art restoration Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-31T14:06:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T13:30:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ck/cki5gafqwik9owho.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Glasgow-based Page\Park Architects have been appointed from a shortlist of five companies who bid for the role. They will now start work on a detailed plan for restoration. Work is expected to begin in spring 2016 with hopes for academic access from 2017/2018. The art school is continuing efforts to raise &pound;20m to pay for the restoration of the Mackintosh and its contents. [...] They were lead designers for the Mackintosh Conservation and Access Project from 2007-2009.</p></em><br /><br /><p>If all goes to plan, the library that was damaged by a fire in May of last year will reopen for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Glasgow School of Art has provided additional information regarding Page\Park's restoration and working relationship with the School in a press release, presented here in a slightly condensed form:</p><p>"The Glasgow-based architects have an extensive track record in both restoring and reinvigorating major historic buildings.&nbsp; They have also worked across the spectrum of Mackintosh's designs from the domestic at the Hillhouse, through commercial at the former Glasgow Herald offices - now the Lighthouse, to his finest cultural and academic work at the School of Art itself &nbsp;- as lead designers for the Heritage Lottery Fund supported Mackintosh Conservation and Access Project (2007-9)<br><br><em>&ldquo;The team assembled by Page \ Park Architects impressed us not only with their deep knowledge of the building, but of the wider work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh,&rdquo;&nbsp;</em>says Professor Tom In...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123825037/great-synagogue-of-edirne-in-turkey-europe-s-third-largest-synagogue-reopens-after-five-year-restoration Great Synagogue of Edirne in Turkey, Europe's third largest synagogue, reopens after five-year restoration Justine Testado 2015-03-26T19:39:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T08:47:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7b/7bl69br81yoyqvyg.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Top Turkish government officials, nearly 100 international dignitaries, and 500 members of the Turkish Jewish community took part in a ceremony commemorating the re-opening of the Great Synagogue of Edirne today after a five-year restoration. The synagogue is claimed to be the largest synagogue in the Balkans and the third largest in Europe.</p><p>The $2.5 million government investment repaired the synagogue's lead-clad domes, its collapsed roof and walls, and its foundation was fortified. Inside, the floor covering was restored to its original patterns and colors, as well as the Torah inscriptions. Turkey&rsquo;s Prime Ministry General Directorate of Foundations oversaw the restoration.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qe/qe5h4e3aebq7v5l4.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zi/zimydszoer2z2vdk.jpg"><br><em>The Great Synagogue of Edirne - after and before restoration</em>.</p><p>The push to rebuild the Great Synagogue began in 2010, as part of an effort to mitigate restrictions on Turkey's non-Muslim religious minorities.&nbsp;Authorities describe the Great Synagogue's reopening as a symbol of tolerance towards Turkey's Jewish commu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123620138/editor-s-picks-409 Editor's Picks #409 Nam Henderson 2015-03-24T13:30:00-04:00 >2015-05-17T20:44:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gb/gbdp27z827bv41ea.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;featured '<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/122759763/screen-print-29-trans-lust" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">trans</a>&rsquo; the most recent issue of 'Lust' - for <strong>Screen/Print #29</strong>.&nbsp;</p><p><br>The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123062835/archinect-s-lexicon-neuromorphic-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">latest entry</a> in Archinect's Lexicon is "<em>Neuromorphic Architecture</em>" first coined by Dr. Michael Arbib in a 2012 paper for Intelligent Buildings International.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f8/f8ogdu5rslvkftfg.jpg">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123200242/mackintosh-library-restore-or-create-anew" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BBC Arts asked experts&nbsp;whether the decision announced</a>, to restore the burned out Mackintosh Library, is a missed opportunity?&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/stevenward" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Ward</a>&nbsp;commented "<em>Restore. People still need to be able to see / learn from / walk through what Mackintosh did. New approaches can occur in new spaces - elsewhere</em>"&nbsp;<strong>EKE</strong> agreed "<em>Restore, of course...They have the drawings. &nbsp;So the rebuilt room will be a room created by the original architect, in the same sense, and in the same way as it was done originally</em>".</p><p>In employment related news, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123197011/architecture-billings-index-in-february-shows-nominal-increase" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">showed a nominal increase in design activity in February</a>.&nbsp;Of <a href="http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2015/03/aia-architecture-billings-index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">particular note</a> "<em>The multi-family residential was negative for the first time in over three years - and might be indicating...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123200242/mackintosh-library-restore-or-create-anew Mackintosh Library: restore or create anew? Alexander Walter 2015-03-18T16:07:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T23:40:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/36/365166903068415d934a055ece2e1188.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After almost a year of impassioned debate, the Glasgow School of Art&rsquo;s Director has announced that its Library will be restored to its original state. [...] In response to Professor Inns' statement, Professor of Architecture Alan Dunlop asserts below that Mackintosh himself sought new forms in architecture and that there are architects capable of designing a new Library to live within his original masterpiece.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117883736/five-firms-shortlisted-for-mackintosh-library-renovation-after-devastating-fire" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Five firms shortlisted for Mackintosh Library renovation after devastating fire</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120892166/mackintosh-exhibition-emphasizes-need-for-careful-selection-of-architect-for-glasgow-school-of-art-restoration Mackintosh exhibition emphasizes need for careful selection of architect for Glasgow School of Art restoration Alexander Walter 2015-02-16T13:54:00-05:00 >2015-02-16T13:59:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/92/926c920f46e7823e6e0569fae085bc89.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As Charles Rennie Mackintosh&rsquo;s drawings go on display at the RIBA, the search is on for the architect who might best restore the glory of his fire-damaged masterpiece, the Glasgow School of Art. [...] But the list seems to have been compiled too much on the basis of who has been there and done what when it comes to restoring historic buildings, rather than a real desire to find architects with the right sensitivity for the job.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117883736/five-firms-shortlisted-for-mackintosh-library-renovation-after-devastating-fire" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Five firms shortlisted for Mackintosh Library renovation after devastating fire</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120074118/restoring-the-wonder-theater-movie-palaces-to-glory Restoring the ‘Wonder Theater’ Movie Palaces to Glory Nam Henderson 2015-02-06T00:35:00-05:00 >2015-02-10T19:22:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fl/flddbzmc9m1tcj3k.jpg" width="514" height="618" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A grand lobby of walnut-paneled walls and Corinthian columns will be lit from above by massive Art Deco chandeliers, and almost 4,000 feet of newly woven gold and scarlet carpet &mdash; reconstructed from a remnant discovered beneath an old candy counter &mdash; will stretch underfoot.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Feb 3rd - Opening night at the newly renovated&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kingstheatre.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kings Theater</a>&nbsp;featuring&nbsp;Diana Ross, followed a&nbsp;$95 million renovation. One of&nbsp;five "<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loew%27s_Wonder_Theatres" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wonder Theaters</a>" built in the New York area by the Loew&rsquo;s Corporation in 1929 and 1930, the building was designed by&nbsp;architect George Rapp.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/117883736/five-firms-shortlisted-for-mackintosh-library-renovation-after-devastating-fire Five firms shortlisted for Mackintosh Library renovation after devastating fire Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-01-08T14:25:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T21:25:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/91/9129bbbd240a79089a8e794867a0001c.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Now millions of pounds are being raised towards returning the Mackintosh to its former glory, with the five shortlisted firms now being invited to detail their plans and make presentations in mid March. A winner will be selected later that month. [...] The five firms are: Avanti Architects, John McAslan + Partners, LDN Architects LLP, Page \ Park Architects and Purcell.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100273460/glasgow-school-of-art-on-fire" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">fire that broke out in May of 2014</a> destroyed much of the Glasgow School of Art's historic library, designed by Scottish architect Charles Mackintosh. Around 70% of the building's contents were saved by firefighters, but the library itself was drastically damaged. Restoration discussions and donations began percolating shortly after.</p><p>All of our previous reporting on the Mackintosh fire can be found <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/432056/glasgow-school-of-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112893576/restoration-of-alvar-aalto-s-viipuri-library-wins-2014-world-monuments-fund-knoll-modernism-prize Restoration of Alvar Aalto’s Viipuri Library wins 2014 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize Justine Testado 2014-11-04T17:51:00-05:00 >2014-11-12T23:07:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vt/vtxz82zi1sllo764.jpg" width="514" height="408" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Finnish Committee for the Restoration of the Viipuri Library with the Central City Alvar Aalto Library in Vyborg recently won the 2014 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize for restoring Alvar Aalto's historic Viipuri Library in Vyborg, Russia. Established in 2008, the prize is awarded biennially for an innovative architectural or design solution that has preserved or enhanced a modern landmark or group of landmarks.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The biennial Knoll Prize will be presented at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City on December 1, followed by a free public lecture from the winners. The prize includes a cash award of $10,000 and a limited edition Mies van der Rohe-designed Barcelona Chair from Knoll.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sj/sj98k95sf36axmgl.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1e/1eah9hpehk5h9eoe.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m5/m5y81crugnpkk34y.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c6/c68rt66c2qy2l3fx.jpg"></p><p>The Viipuri Library, c. 1935 &darr;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bh/bhruiphwrt3zibc6.jpg"></p><p>Find more photos and other details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/restoration_of_alvar_aaltos_viipuri_library_wins_2014_world_monuments_fund_/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108097712/glasgow-school-of-art-to-hold-conference-about-restoration-of-mackintosh-library Glasgow School of Art to hold conference about restoration of Mackintosh library Alexander Walter 2014-09-03T13:32:00-04:00 >2014-09-03T13:37:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f0158615b599c8a0d8cf63480138c29d.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architectural experts are to meet in Venice to discuss the restoration of Glasgow School of Art's (GSA) Mackintosh library, which was destroyed in a fire in May. The art school will host two meetings to explore key questions around the rebuilding of the unique library, one in the Italian city in October and the second in Glasgow next spring.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100285007/update-glasgow-school-of-art-fire" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glasgow School of Art fire</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106945920/mausoleum-of-augustus-stands-derelict-on-anniversary-of-emperor-s-death Mausoleum of Augustus stands derelict on anniversary of emperor's death Alexander Walter 2014-08-19T14:54:00-04:00 >2014-08-19T14:58:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/29/29c30857ef892dff7a67b73018c0daec.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Built in 28BC as a suitably glorious tomb for Augustus and his relatives, with pink granite obelisks, golden urns and a bronze statue of the emperor on top, it has suffered innumerable indignities ever since the sack of Rome. Now, fenced off and often used as a dumping site for litter, and even as an unofficial public lavatory, it goes almost unnoticed by the diners who crowd into the restaurants of the square around it.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97027499/saudi-royal-family-could-pay-for-restoration-of-roman-monuments" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Saudi royal family could pay for restoration of Roman monuments</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105785403/france-pledges-200m-to-restore-la-d-fense-s-crumbling-cube France pledges €200m to restore La Défense's crumbling cube Alexander Walter 2014-08-04T13:39:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T13:43:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0c/0ca52c0de31b6206f557b68072d94869.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sited at the heart of France's main business district at La D&eacute;fense, the enormous and impressive Grande Arche was always more than a monument to the triumph of humanitarian ideals over military glory. [...] A quarter of a century on, however, the crumbling state of La Grande Arche de la D&eacute;fense might be a metaphor for France's struggling economy. [...] The government has now promised &euro;200m (&pound;160m) worth of "important renovation work" [...] to begin in October and last for two 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/104807798/uk-contributes-10m-to-glasgow-school-of-art-half-for-mackintosh-restoration UK contributes £10m to Glasgow School of Art, half for Mackintosh restoration Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-22T20:44:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T21:56:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kz/kzs84i4m7sbzbgea.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"The people of Glasgow and many people far beyond were horrified when a few weeks ago fire ripped through the Art School, gutting its priceless library. The UK government has already made a &pound;5m contribution to the Mackintosh Appeal to help ensure that the building is restored to its former glory. And we are today making an additional &pound;5m contribution to support the School's new Graduate and Research Centre." &mdash; UK Chancellor George Osborne</p></em><br /><br /><p>This past May, a fire destroyed much of the historic Mackintosh library at the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/16607/the-glasgow-school-of-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glasgow School of Art,</a> a modern <a href="https://www.google.com/search?q=mackintosh+glasgow+school+of+art&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;hs=Wja&amp;rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&amp;channel=sb&amp;tbm=isch&amp;tbo=u&amp;source=univ&amp;sa=X&amp;ei=Rot_U_jJEM6JogSFkYCYDA&amp;ved=0CCoQsAQ&amp;biw=1272&amp;bih=1289" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">masterpiece</a> by Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Now, as part of an increase in the UK's funding of Glasgow's life sciences, business and arts sectors, the School has the resources to restore Mackintosh.</p><p>Previous reports about the Mackintosh fire can be found here:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100285007/update-glasgow-school-of-art-fire" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UPDATE: Glasgow School of Art fire</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/99648466/washington-monument-set-to-reopen-today Washington Monument Set to Reopen Today Alexander Walter 2014-05-12T13:01:00-04:00 >2014-05-19T21:35:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9b/9ba91e11fc576ea4cc4992cb3743bbb0.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>More than 150 cracks have been repaired, rainwater leaks have been sealed, and the 130-year-old Washington Monument is set to reopen Monday for the first time in nearly three years since an earthquake caused widespread damage. The memorial honoring George Washington has been closed for about 33 months for engineers to conduct an extensive analysis and restoration of the 555-foot stone obelisk that was once the tallest structure 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/98041183/one-of-the-finest-examples-of-french-neoclassical-interior-architecture-in-the-united-states One of the finest examples of French Neoclassical interior architecture in the United States Nam Henderson 2014-04-14T18:17:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T19:28:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o6/o61xqeecnq5ccltf.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Neo-Classicism as a style made its real debut in the 1760s after several stillbirths...By the late 1770s, neo-Classicism had evolved into the graceful iteration we see in the Salon, and with its references to the classical world acquired a new and somewhat unanticipated meaning in the bargain:</p></em><br /><br /><p>David Netto examined what the restoration&nbsp;of a storied French neo-Classical salon reveals about polite society and high design. Spearheaded by curator&nbsp;Martin Chapman&nbsp;with&nbsp;help from Andrew Skurman Architects, the&nbsp;Louis XVI period room has been reinstalled.</p><p>For more information visit&nbsp;<a href="https://legionofhonor.famsf.org/legion/collections/european-decorative-art-sculpture/salon-dore" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Legion of Honor -&nbsp;</a><a href="https://legionofhonor.famsf.org/about/about-fine-arts-museums-san-francisco" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97027499/saudi-royal-family-could-pay-for-restoration-of-roman-monuments Saudi royal family could pay for restoration of Roman monuments Alexander Walter 2014-04-01T14:24:00-04:00 >2014-04-01T14:28:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5e/5e29dab095ea71038e84218f78c7b516.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A training barracks used by Roman gladiators and the 2,000-year-old mausoleum of the Emperor Augustus could be restored with money from the Saudi royal family, in the latest effort by Italy to secure funding for its crumbling cultural heritage. In a deal brokered by Ignazio Marino, the mayor of Rome, the Saudi royals are to provide millions of euros to pay for the restoration of some of the capital's neglected monuments.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96045569/greece-protests-over-government-plans-to-sell-off-historic-national-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Greece protests over government plans to sell off historic national buildings</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96639076/u-s-capitol-building-to-receive-much-needed-facelift U.S. Capitol building to receive much-needed facelift Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-03-27T13:42:00-04:00 >2014-03-31T20:26:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jd/jdr6gollrhlyco36.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since the Civil War, the majestic dome of the U.S. Capitol has symbolized the unity of the United States, despite the discord in the government it overlooks. [...] But the dome has lately grown as fractured as the federal government, and Tuesday the Architect of the Capitol announced that a $59 million project to save it would begin next month. [...] There are now hundreds of cracks and deficiencies, and water already has stained parts of the Capitol&rsquo;s interior.</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>