Archinect - News 2014-10-31T06:09:51-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/96731623/work-begins-on-the-world-s-first-3d-printed-house Work begins on the world's first 3D-printed house Alexander Walter 2014-03-28T18:28:00-04:00 >2014-04-03T09:37:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/64/646f312ae59221bb1546deb26f667242.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Zero waste, lower transport costs and recyclable materials &ndash; is 3D-printing the future of housebuilding? Dutch architects are putting the process to the test for the first time in Amsterdam</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/96639078/rem-koolhaas-s-g-star-raw-hq-is-like-two-brands-having-unprotected-sex Rem Koolhaas's G-Star Raw HQ is like 'two brands having unprotected sex' Alexander Walter 2014-03-27T13:42:00-04:00 >2014-04-03T18:28:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1e/1e8b6b7216a1aea973dc72a048e2c7d1.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;We've never been this vulgar,&rdquo; says the practice's founding partner Rem Koolhaas, sitting in the building's boardroom, flanked either side by neat men in military denim jackets, like officers from some future fashion police. [...] brazenly conflating G-Star's brand values with their own, aligning their manifestos, house styles, ways of working and even presenting a shared aesthetic of raw industrial chic &ndash; with concrete and steel fragments of OMA buildings overlaid on to G-Star models.</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/91702458/what-could-have-been-of-gershwin-plot-14-by-nl-architects What could have been of Gershwin Plot 14 by NL Architects Justine Testado 2014-01-20T19:48:00-05:00 >2014-02-16T21:53:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c3/c3gdtwe5u3pgbwbg.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gershwin Plot 14 by Dutch firm NL Architects is an eye-catching project to start off the week. The proposal was the winning entry of a 2012 competition to design a new large residential building in Amsterdam. Unfortunately, the project was abruptly cancelled in 2013. Such is the world of architecture...</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3a/3ammnm5enr7zmb82.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5a/5aff9wkr9r9za19d.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9b/9bh1g920iimsojbo.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4f/4f3mnbori2gpq1he.jpg" title=""><br><br> Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/gershwin_plot_14_by_nl_architects/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88216540/dispatches-from-5468796-architecture-s-table-for-twelve-rotterdam Dispatches from 5468796 Architecture's Table for Twelve | Rotterdam Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-12-06T15:42:00-05:00 >2013-12-17T16:24:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fz/fzt865cp4g3uasz5.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Archinect is delighted to present <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/77818/5468796-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5468796 Architecture</a>'s travelogue for their award-winning research project, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/355906/table-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Table for Twelve</em></a>. The Winnipeg-based firm received the 2013 Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture from the Canada Council for the Arts, awarded to emerging Canadian architects with outstanding artistic potential. The $50,000 prize will support the firm&rsquo;s worldwide travels to both strengthen their skills and expand their presence within the international architectural community.</p> <p> 5468796&rsquo;s<em> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/355906/table-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Table for Twelve</a></em> will hold dinner parties at architectural epicenters around the world, in the hopes that picking the brains of local talent will help them identify the drivers behind a strong design culture. Archinect plays host to their global dispatches through this travel blog, updated upon each city&rsquo;s dinner.</p> <p> From 5468796:</p> <p> <strong>DINNER</strong>:</p> <p> <strong>The Trip</strong></p> <p> <a href="http://www.5468796.ca" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5468796</a> Architecture&rsquo;s Johanna Hurme, Ken Borton and Sean Radford recollect on their travels for the second leg of their <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/355906/table-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Table for Tw...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86623493/mvrdv-to-start-construction-on-the-couch-a-club-house-for-tennisclub-ijburg-in-amsterdam MVRDV to start construction on The Couch, a club house for Tennisclub IJburg in Amsterdam Justine Testado 2013-11-15T19:52:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T21:31:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ho/hozshna7lt9i7j8v.jpg" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Upon receiving approval, construction of MVRDV's The Couch is set to begin this month. The Couch is a club house that the Dutch firm designed together with co-architect Studio Bouwkunde for IJburg, a growing tennis club established in 2010 on an artificial island in Amsterdam.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/co/cotd8h57vk6m39ah.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bo/bol5jnx1wdslavmg.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w6/w6o9qjbjikgs44xn.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of MVRDV.</em></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/81836766/the-story-behind-failure-copenhagen-s-business-district-restad The Story Behind Failure: Copenhagen’s Business District Ørestad Orhan Ayyüce 2013-09-16T03:11:00-04:00 >2013-09-23T21:03:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xx/xxdm26oh2swsfbic.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&rdquo;Recently we have witnessed the mounting of very large development projects in European and American cities. There is a striking physical similarity among the schemes and also a convergence embodied in private-sector involvement and market orientation.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> European urbanist&nbsp;Lea Olsson and&nbsp;Jan Loerakker gets to the bottom of recent urban development ventures in Europe and set up a pattern repeated in many other places in the World.</p> <p> <em>"This essay doesn&rsquo;t try to blame the public-private model for certain urban failures, but rather tries to make clear what factors are determining a positive or negative outcome. Looking at the role that, for instance, architectural firm BIG played in the &Oslash;restad development, this leaves us with the question how we should position ourselves as architects and urban planners in this contemporary power structure. Should we work in close affiliation with private investors who give us room to express ourselves &ndash; or will this limit our social role? Will the state only allow us to build the mediocre &ndash; or do we need public influence to add meaningful and long-lasting buildings and spaces to the city? In the precarious balance of public-private partnerships the answer of our discipline to those questions will be c...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/58228939/stedelijk-museum-s-bathtub-awash-in-awkwardness-review-latimes-com Stedelijk Museum's 'bathtub' awash in awkwardness: Review - latimes.com Archinect 2012-09-28T19:57:00-04:00 >2012-10-01T08:45:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/87/8704824420c886d35e8d83e23f892e9d.jpg" width="514" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An overscaled monument flagrantly aloof from its surroundings, the addition is a laggard symbol of an era when the Netherlands, like this country, was awash in capital for boldly sculptural new projects. As such it's a reminder of how slow architecture can be. The $159-million extension is the architectural personification of boom-time thinking.</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/57952042/mecanoo-designed-amsterdam-university-college-opened Mecanoo-Designed Amsterdam University College Opened Alexander Walter 2012-09-24T17:43:00-04:00 >2012-09-30T17:55:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wa/waxko4e2xzh2rqws.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Precisely one year ago, Bustler reported on the topping out ceremony of the new 6,000 m&sup2; (64,583 sq ft) academic building for the Amsterdam University College, designed by Delft, NL-based Mecanoo architecten. One year later, this past Friday, September 21, the building was officially opened by Amsterdam councilor Lodewijk Asscher.</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/53481411/nl-architects-completes-de-kameleon NL Architects Completes De Kameleon Alexander Walter 2012-07-13T20:03:00-04:00 >2012-07-15T08:50:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a3r416o25igy70xh.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>And even more completion news from Dutch firms today: NL Architects informed us that their project De Kameleon, a supersized housing block in Amsterdam, was just completed. The huge mixed-used project includes apartments, parking, and a new shopping center in the troubled neighborhood formerly known as Bijlmer.</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/43702808/amsterdam-iconic-pedestrian-bridge-entry-by-yaohua-wang-architecture Amsterdam Iconic Pedestrian Bridge Entry by Yaohua Wang Architecture Alexander Walter 2012-04-03T12:59:00-04:00 >2012-04-27T17:32:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zy/zyk0o35oqx4ugdzw.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In our last post, we published the winning designs of the [AC-CA]-hosted Amsterdam Iconic Pedestrian Bridge competition. Here's another proposal that didn't quite make the cut with the jurors, but we are happy to publish it. The author is Yaohua Wang, who &ndash; in past articles &ndash; managed to polarize the opinions like nobody else.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Let us know what you think in the comment section below!</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/43702803/winners-of-the-amsterdam-iconic-pedestrian-bridge-competition Winners of the Amsterdam Iconic Pedestrian Bridge Competition Alexander Walter 2012-04-03T12:55:00-04:00 >2012-04-03T14:02:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ms/msxe5bxfegll1yur.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Three outstanding bridge designs have recently been selected as winners in the Amsterdam Iconic Pedestrian Bridge competition. Hosted by [AC-CA], this open international competition called for proposals that would reflect contemporary design tendencies and also take into consideration the "urban insertion and impact geared towards creating a new architectural symbol for an European capital city."</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/21471923/mecanoo-s-amsterdam-university-college-construction-reaches-highest-point Mecanoo’s Amsterdam University College Construction Reaches Highest Point Alexander Walter 2011-09-23T15:56:12-04:00 >2011-09-23T15:57:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yy/yym4oz1m5y0pl3dt.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Earlier this week on Wednesday, the construction of the new academic building for the Amsterdam University College reached its highest point. Mecanoo architecten, based in Delft, designed the 6,000 m&sup2; faculty for the University of Amsterdam and VU University Amsterdam. The new Liberal Arts and Science building will be located in Science Park Amsterdam, the international science and research center in the area referred to as Watergraafsmeer, and will be realized in 2012.</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/18147188/5-cities-5-congestion-solutions 5 Cities, 5 Congestion Solutions Archinect 2011-08-25T19:07:07-04:00 >2011-08-26T13:00:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dc/dc7a2ead3159d714b8e618d4fefb51b4.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Once the definitive bicycle city, Beijing is responding to growing congestion and ongoing smog by setting a new target: for 23% of commuters to pedal to work by 2015. To achieve this target, new infrastructure for cyclists is to be wheeled in, with improved bicycle lanes, more parking facilities and a rental scheme to put a further 50,000 bikes on the roads by 2015.</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/17204410/the-amsterdam-summer-travel-studio The Amsterdam Summer Travel Studio Alexander Walter 2011-08-17T15:15:00-04:00 >2012-10-02T16:13:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/82/820bfebfbaac8350d3efbf232b4b7f1d.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>University of Kentucky College of Design Assistant Professor Kyle Miller led an eight-week design program in Amsterdam for twelve undergraduate students. The students participated in two courses: a six-credit design studio and a three-credit seminar that comprised a series of intensive design workshops. The primary objective of the design studio was to prototype design and program solutions for large, recently abandoned buildings in Amsterdam.</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/16528275/living-architecture-in-europe Living Architecture in Europe Alexander Walter 2011-08-11T18:41:37-04:00 >2011-08-15T04:35:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pp/ppi7os5bwvimck3n.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As Europe continues to battle economic and environmental gloom and doom, nations across the continent are re-evaluating how to build the cities of tomorrow with tight budgets and green mindsets. "We are at a key moment, where we as architects must become activists. We must innovate and help to find new solutions for how people can live well and do well," says Enric Ruiz-Geli, founding principal of Cloud9 architects in Barcelona.</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>