Archinect - News 2015-05-29T10:39:36-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/127711878/new-york-london-ranked-highest-in-2015-global-cities-index New York & London ranked highest in 2015 Global Cities Index Alexander Walter 2015-05-21T14:45:00-04:00 >2015-05-21T14:23:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m5/m5yxcyxv5xetp1q4.jpg" width="514" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New York and London remain the world&rsquo;s most global cities, as they are the only cities to rank in the top 10 of both the Global Cities Index and the Global Cities Outlook according to the A.T. Kearney Global Cities 2015 [...]. San Francisco leads the Global Cities Outlook due to its strength in innovation. Other cities ranking at the top of the Global Cities Outlook include London (#2), Boston (#3), New York (#4), and Zurich (#5).</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pm/pmthe53mzemffmja.jpg"></p><p>For lovers of city rankings:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106959605/melbourne-named-world-s-most-liveable-city-for-fourth-consecutive-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Melbourne named world&rsquo;s most liveable city for fourth consecutive year</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105942974/forbes-releases-baffling-coolest-cities-list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Forbes Releases Baffling "Coolest Cities" List</a></li></ul><p>For skeptics:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.citylab.com/work/2015/05/the-top-6-reasons-to-be-wary-of-city-rankings/393686/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Top 6 Reasons to Be Wary of City Rankings, Ranked</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127595087/get-a-glimpse-of-the-2015-riba-regional-london-awards-winners Get a glimpse of the 2015 RIBA regional London Awards winners Justine Testado 2015-05-20T04:18:00-04:00 >2015-05-26T20:56:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a0/a0t7r62q19egqmj0.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>RIBA celebrated the winners of the 2015 London Awards, which highlights top-notch architectural design within the London capital region. Starting from 159 entries down to a final shortlist of 67 projects, 38 projects won awards during a recent evening ceremony at the National Theatre. A few of the winners scored extra in receiving London Special Awards, including the RIBA London Building of the Year Award.</p><p>The regional London Awards are considered an honor, but they're just the start of a series of RIBA competitions. Regional winners will be considered for the RIBA National Award. Once the National winners are announced in June, those winners will finally advance to compete for the coveted RIBA Stirling Prize for best building of the year.</p><p>Here's a few of this year's London Awards winners:</p><p><strong>The Foundry, SE11</strong> by Architecture 00 Ltd<br>(also winner of the RIBA London Building of the Year Award)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/es/esw0248qchj3d31c.jpg"></p><p>Foyles, WC2H by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands<br>(also winner of the RIBA London Architect of the Year A...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127540172/airbnb-celebrates-london-s-deregulation-act-with-floating-house-on-river-thames Airbnb celebrates London's Deregulation Act with floating house on River Thames Alexander Walter 2015-05-18T20:39:00-04:00 >2015-05-20T08:39:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j9/j9en013pe04vbcdk.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Airbnb is sailing a full-size floating house along the Thames this week to celebrate new rules to support home sharing in London. The publicity stunt follows the passing of the Deregulation Act last month, which means Londoners are now free to rent their homes for up to 90 days a year without risk of fines or having to secure planning permission before doing so.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/du/du2x8h30xtwlc36c.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9q/9qavxb2ruikf3787.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p0/p08c23hhs1bobdnj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/06/0626kfh7nu6yhfz4.jpg"></p><p>For more information and your chance to stay in the floating house click <a href="https://www.airbnb.co.uk/night-at/floating-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127348063/aa-summer-dlab-red-is-now-accepting-applications-until-july-20 AA Summer DLAB :: RED is now accepting applications until July 20 Sponsor 2015-05-15T13:03:00-04:00 >2015-05-15T13:03:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/89/89unwrmie93y2zt2.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="https://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/summerdlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Summer DLAB</a> from London's <a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA School of Architecture</a> is gearing up for its 2015 cycle. Starting July 27 through August 14, the summer workshop emphasizes the integration of algorithmic / generative design methodologies and large scale digital fabrication tools. Student participants get to explore natural formation processes and interpret them as innovative architectonic spaces.</p><p>Continuing its yearly color-based agenda with RED, the 2015 Summer DLAB will investigate the process of decay in nature.</p><p>The program is open to all current architecture and design students. <strong>The application deadline is July 20.</strong> (Application form below)</p><p>More details below:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ml/mlszdw19pxjntixv.jpg"></p><p>By investigating the process of decay across various scales in natural organisms, DLAB participants will formulate rules of generating decomposition as their design research area. These rules will then evolve into design strategies for the creation and fabrication of a large-scale prototype. The design and fabrication process will be informed by t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126771486/robert-venturi-prince-charles-that-false-corinthian-column Robert Venturi, Prince Charles & that false Corinthian column Alexander Walter 2015-05-05T13:53:00-04:00 >2015-05-13T22:15:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7n/7n3il5gkf4rtn1mv.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Today it houses one of London&rsquo;s best permanent collection displays, but the 1991 Sainsbury Wing extension to the National Gallery in London was almost scuppered when Prince Charles and the other trustees opposed the architect of the new building, Robert Venturi. The row was over a false Corinthian column that the US architect wanted as a decorative feature on the Trafalgar Square fa&ccedil;ade of the new extension.</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/126711128/pop-brixton-to-open-in-late-may-2015 POP Brixton to open in late May 2015 Joachim Perez 2015-05-04T12:52:00-04:00 >2015-05-12T22:39:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cq/cq5wkfh61lgetox9.jpg" width="514" height="380" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Created from low-cost, low-energy, shipping containers, the refreshing design has a focus on sustainability and efficiency. The converted units will create a mini-city, providing much needed flexible studio, retail, office and workshop space in one of London&rsquo;s most vibrant communities.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For those of you that miss the<a href="http://dekalbmarket.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Dekalb Market in Brooklyn</a>, a new shipping container campus will be opening later this month in London. &nbsp;Designed by<a href="http://www.ct-architects.co.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Carl Turner Architects</a>, <a href="http://www.popbrixton.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">POP Brixton</a> promises to be an incubator space for start-ups and small business, as well hosting private parties, community film screenings, street kiosks, workshops and more. Construction has already begun on the project with an opening scheduled later this month.</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/125910421/further-legal-setbacks-for-london-garden-bridge Further legal setbacks for London Garden Bridge Alexander Walter 2015-04-22T17:37:00-04:00 >2015-04-22T17:39:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/05/05sg2mvuyyyke8jc.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Campaigners opposed to the planned Garden Bridge over the River Thames in London have won the right to challenge a council's approval for it. The judicial review of Lambeth Council's decision to give planning permission for the &pound;175m bridge will be heard in June. Questions were raised about bridge's funding and its impact on views across the river of St Paul's Cathedral.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120969332/let-the-fighting-begin-london-garden-bridge-faces-legal-challenge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Let the fighting begin: London Garden Bridge faces legal challenge</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125760110/a-look-at-boris-johnson-s-legacy-to-london A look at Boris Johnson’s legacy to London Alexander Walter 2015-04-20T18:49:00-04:00 >2015-04-28T21:02:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2e/2ebd5a70e4008970bdb2e4901210c2c9.jpg" width="300" height="180" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Boris Johnson&rsquo;s term as London mayor has produced a surprising mix of spectacular and workaday projects &ndash; along with some famous follies. But will he leave the city looking better than it did seven years ago?</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/125208041/artist-carsten-h-ller-to-install-massive-slides-on-london-s-hayward-gallery Artist Carsten Höller to install massive slides on London's Hayward Gallery Nicholas Korody 2015-04-13T15:32:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T19:01:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/31/315k5bqkoj33u541.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Now visitors will be able to descend from the Hayward gallery&rsquo;s glass pyramid ceiling to its entrance level on one of two 15-metre slides commissioned for an exhibition opening later this year. Built into the gallery&rsquo;s exterior wall, the slides will &ldquo;constitute a graceful sculptural installation&rdquo; while also being a device for &ldquo;experiencing an emotional state that is a unique condition somewhere between delight and madness&rdquo;, [Carsten H&ouml;ller] said.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously, H&ouml;ller had created a similar installation for the Tate Modern's Turbine Hall in 2006. The slides were very popular with the public, although also responsible for several injuries.</p><p>For his upcoming exhibit at the Hayward Gallery, H&ouml;ller has also created "Flying Machines," which are intended to give visitors the sensation of flying over Waterloo Bridge. Additionally, the exhibit, entitled "Carsten H&ouml;ller: Decision," will include two robotic beds that &ldquo;mirror each other&rsquo;s movements as they roam the galleries."</p><p>H&ouml;ller is known for provocative, often-interactive installations. His piece "Pill Clock" comprises a ceiling-mounted clock that drops more than 1 million white pills while the exhibit is up, with visitors allowed to take and consume the pills. H&ouml;ller came to prominence concurrently with artists like Philippe Parreno, Pierre Huyghe, Andrea Zittel and Rirkrit Tiravanija, whose&nbsp;work displays a shared interest in provoking unexpected and novel interactions between the art w...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124814565/cornered-london-building-innovatively-addresses-homelessness Cornered: London Building Innovatively Addresses Homelessness Julia Ingalls 2015-04-08T20:07:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T19:25:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sz/sz3tw41luck9g7tk.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To promote its Nightstop program, in which volunteers offer homeless people ages 16 to 25 spare beds, homelessness charity Depaul UK launched a poster campaign Thursday that uses the architecture of buildings to help win the hearts and minds of passersby. Publicis art director Dan Kennard and copywriter Ben Smith told me in an email that the idea for the design came from &ldquo;that quite true observation that in life, there are two sides to pretty much every story.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Somewhere between a supergraphic and a PSA lies the ever-developing territory of outdoor advertising, an area in which Publicis London is making thoughtful, eye-catching displays.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124302165/the-fascinating-world-of-grimm-city The fascinating world of Grimm City Alexander Walter 2015-04-01T21:01:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T09:53:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eb/eb2ce92d2c8cc649b992aa19cc03d9b3.jpg" width="514" height="791" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Later this summer, London's Flea Folly Architects&mdash;Pascal Bronner &amp; Thomas Hillier&mdash;will be running a workshop in what they broadly call "narrative architecture" at the Tate Modern. "What would a town inhabited by Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder and Man Ray look like?" they ask. [...] Their own project, Grimm City, is perhaps an example of what might result.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/123894934/russia-considering-plans-for-a-12-400-mile-superhighway-linking-london-and-alaska Russia considering plans for a 12,400-mile superhighway linking London and Alaska Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-27T14:23:00-04:00 >2015-03-30T14:54:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ec/ec42ec1h4anihovh.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Trans-Eurasian Belt Development would see the construction of a vast motorway across Russia. It would connect with existing networks in Europe, making road trips to eastern Russia a far easier proposition. While roads do currently run across most of Russia, the quality tends to deteriorate the farther you travel from Moscow. [...] A new high-speed train line would also be constructed, along with pipelines for gas and oil.</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/123892522/activism-targeting-london-s-housing-crisis-bubbles-to-the-surface Activism targeting London's housing crisis bubbles to the surface Alexander Walter 2015-03-27T13:38:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T00:03:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/db/dba8e00212eefbdf4904fa4959033558.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Protestors against low-income housing demolition are not just fighting for their homes, but often for their ability to stay in London at all. The small amount of &ldquo;affordable&rdquo; housing being discussed as a replacement is really a figleaf.</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/123735848/selgascano-unveils-designs-for-the-2015-serpentine-pavilion SelgasCano unveils designs for the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion Nicholas Korody 2015-03-25T13:00:00-04:00 >2015-04-04T23:34:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ae/aev3ry3zymofvjz2.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Earlier today, the Serpentine Galleries in London <a href="http://www.serpentinegalleries.org/exhibitions-events/serpentine-pavilion-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">released</a> the first images&nbsp;of the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion, designed by the Spanish firm of <a href="http://www.selgascano.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SelgasCano</a>&nbsp;headed by Jos&eacute; Selgas and Luc&iacute;a Cano. In keeping with the criteria of the annual program, this will be the first UK project by the award-winning firm, and is also the first pavilion designed by Spanish architects. According to a statement released with the announcement, the pavilion will consist of "an amorphous, double-skinned, polygonal structure consisting of panels of a translucent, multi-coloured fabric membrane (ETFE) woven through and wrapped in webbing." The images released with the statement consist of&nbsp;colorful, playful renders populated by cartoonish figures.</p><p>A much-anticipated event each year, the Serpentine Pavilion is one of the "top-ten most visited architecture and design exhibits in the world." Visitors to the SelgasCano-designed pavilion will be able to enter the structure from a number of openings, "passing through a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123135161/nbbj-proposes-strategy-for-creating-skyscrapers-that-don-t-cast-shadows NBBJ proposes strategy for creating skyscrapers that don't cast shadows Archinect 2015-03-17T17:43:00-04:00 >2015-03-18T18:48:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/km/kmjxu10rnhm6x5co.jpg" width="514" height="568" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>They used computer modeling to design a pair of buildings, one of which works like a gigantic, curved mirror. The glass surface of the northernmost building reflects light down into the shadow cast by its&nbsp;southern partner. And the carefully defined curve of that glass allows the reflected light to follow the shadow throughout the day.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/yc/ycdcq4hut00by8uk.gif"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122062298/with-london-s-palace-of-westminster-crumbling-the-british-government-may-have-to-find-a-new-home With London's Palace of Westminster crumbling, the British government may have to find a new home Alexander Walter 2015-03-03T18:02:00-05:00 >2015-03-05T20:51:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7s/7sutn0qhy0e2h9rb.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Let me share a secret with you. Even those who love the Gothic extravagance that is the Victorian Palace of Westminster know that great swaths of it are out of date. [...] In 2015 the urgent question is again what to do about it. [...] options ranging from staggering on as usual with make-do-and-mending to a new 21st-century building on a new site, possibly far from London.</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/121659936/plans-to-rebuild-crystal-palace-likely-shattered Plans to rebuild Crystal Palace likely shattered Archinect 2015-02-26T12:59:00-05:00 >2015-03-05T22:07:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wd/wdbgwnp9c0nwjcno.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Plans for a replica Crystal Palace have suffered a set back after a south London council pulled out of negotiations with a Chinese developer. ZhongRong Group wants to rebuild Crystal Palace, which burnt down in 1936, but has failed to meet a deadline set by the council to produce plans.</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/121529828/would-you-cross-these-bridges-check-out-a-few-nine-elms-to-pimlico-bridge-entries-for-london-s-river-thames Would you cross these bridges? Check out a few Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge entries for London's River Thames Justine Testado 2015-02-24T20:44:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T21:46:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2d/2ds54tomrzypi06i.jpg" width="514" height="519" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As part of the <a href="http://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/planning/publications/vauxhall-nine-elms-battersea-opportunity-area-planning-framework" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area Planning Framework</a>, London's Borough of Wandsworth has its sights on constructing a new pedestrian bridge across the River Thames, between the two very distinct districts of Nine Elms and Pimlico. Quite evidently, the teams currently in the Nine Elm to Pilmico Bridge competition aren't holding back their imaginations.</p><p>Launched this past December, the competition invited multidisciplinary teams worldwide to conjure up a design concept that would serve as a basis for the final design of the bridge for construction -- if the project <a href="http://linkis.com/wordpress.com/InaJk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">even gets to that point</a>. The competition organizers state on their website that they're not looking for a specific design, but rather the best team that shows the strongest capability of designing the landmark bridge.</p><p>Out of the 74 schemes from Stage One, we picked out a few that caught our attention:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ft/ftzt0kibxzpwmm9p.jpg"><br>&uarr; Scheme 70</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zt/ztc7gcc1ae9mihpw.jpg"><br>&uarr; Scheme 60</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qm/qmdfeg7816vlhh1r.jpg"><br>&uarr; Scheme 62</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x1/x1di2ij46i35hdnr.jpg"><br>&uarr; Scheme 04</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/op/op7ieb9v968q64t8.jpg"><br>&uarr; Scheme 43</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bz/bzvucqs4p4s92utf.jpg"><br>&uarr; Scheme 08</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ws/wskuqzlaz1r3fvp9.jpg"><br>&uarr; Scheme 80</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rc/rcqy5w4x20ds0yp2.jpg"><br>&uarr; Scheme 10</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gj/gj6ojhn6dx8mhm7e.jpg"><br>&uarr; Scheme 29</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wv/wvs5m9zu28oqeg1b.jpg"><br>&uarr;...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121215975/get-a-glimpse-of-the-designs-of-the-year-2015-architecture-nominees Get a glimpse of the Designs of the Year 2015 Architecture nominees Justine Testado 2015-02-20T18:58:00-05:00 >2015-05-18T19:08:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vk/vkqzsbm1z3shswr5.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's that time of year for <a href="http://designmuseum.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Museum</a>'s popular Designs of the Year 2015 awards, a showcase of noteworthy works created by international stars, up-and-coming startups, and students. A total of 76 projects from the previous year were selected for the categories Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Graphic, Product and Transport. Last year, Zaha Hadid <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103107452/zaha-hadid-wins-the-design-museum-s-designs-of-the-year-award-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">took the top prize</a> with the all-too-familiar Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan.</p><p>Category winners will be announced on May 4, and the overall winner will be revealed during a Design Museum event on June 4. In the meantime, all nominated works will be exhibited at London's Design Museum beginning March 25.</p><p>The Architecture category has some solid contenders that could make it anyone's game (maybe), with some of them having already won some top awards. Love 'em or hate 'em, here they are:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7a/7asdp12rtft6d4fh.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON - Paris, France. Designed by Frank Gehry and Gehry Partners</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g6/g6otmt4fc1vx8i1j.jpg"><br>&uarr; ONE CENTRAL PARK Sydney, Australia. Designed by Ateliers Jean Nou...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120969332/let-the-fighting-begin-london-garden-bridge-faces-legal-challenge Let the fighting begin: London Garden Bridge faces legal challenge Alexander Walter 2015-02-17T13:57:00-05:00 >2015-02-19T21:08:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/43/4356w3w6vtjgdw5o.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A legal challenge is being launched in the High Court against plans to build a garden bridge over the River Thames in central London. A south London resident claims Lambeth Council unlawfully granted planning permission for the &pound;175m bridge. Michael Ball, from Tulse Hill in Lambeth, fears its impact will be "devastating". Lambeth Council said the bridge would potentially benefit "both the local and wider London economy".</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/529656/garden-bridge" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120043559/gensler-proposes-underline-bike-paths-in-london-s-abandoned-tube-tunnels Gensler proposes "Underline" bike paths in London's abandoned tube tunnels Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-05T13:47:00-05:00 >2015-02-12T19:14:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fa/fa6b3abb141665f1d2ad871d7099f2f2.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Could the answer to London&rsquo;s congestion be a network of subterranean cycleways? A new project from design firm Gensler suggests that maybe &ndash; just maybe &ndash; it might. Dubbed the London Underline, the project would turn London&rsquo;s abandoned tube tunnels into living streets beneath the city. [...] London Underline is being taken seriously enough in some quarters. Earlier this week, it won the Best Conceptual Project gong at the London Planning awards.</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/119980904/brutal-london-cutout-replicas-commemorate-iconic-brutalist-structures Brutal London cutout replicas commemorate iconic brutalist structures Justine Testado 2015-02-04T19:09:00-05:00 >2015-02-12T21:45:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f1/f1482gu80zyi9a0d.jpg" width="514" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Assembling those paper cutouts from the back of the cereal box is a delightful childhood memory for many. Poznan-based design studio&nbsp;<a href="http://www.zupagrafika.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zupagrafika</a> brings back that pastime with their "Brutal London" paper cutouts that would look good on any shelf or desk. Following the Warsaw-inspired "Eastern Block" collection, Brutal London is Zupagrafika's latest addition to cataloging modernist architecture at risk of extinction -- be it demolition in England or thermomodernization in Poland.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k6/k624pmvf83cpo63u.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r5/r5zvbqzz9oamvm69.jpg"></p><p>The collection features five illustrated mini models of 1960s-1970s brutalist structures in the Camden, Southwark, and Tower Hamlet districts of London: the iconic Balfron Tower and Space House, the demolished <a href="http://www.architecture.com/Explore/Buildings/RobinHoodGardens.aspx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robin Hood Gardens</a> and <a href="http://www.southwark.gov.uk/news/article/92/260_new_homes_begin_to_appear_as_iconic_estate_is_demolished" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aylesbury Estate</a>, and the prefab Ledbury Estate. Made out of 100% recycled paper and cardboard, the models depict original details from the buildings' facades, down to the graffiti.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ke/ked9568yacohf9vm.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/08/08rtct4axkl3aayu.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1j/1jb78bd2rkd5gw85.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kg/kgjgx6d2vxd44thb.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cz/czyde269htgkyt3x.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mk/mkj13kvdpdytm70z.jpg"></p><p>Young ones could perhaps learn a quick fact or two about brutalist architecture as they cut out and a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119508970/boris-johnson-greenlights-london-s-crossrail-bicycle-superhighway Boris Johnson greenlights London's "Crossrail" bicycle superhighway Alexander Walter 2015-01-29T15:10:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T17:17:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cf/cf5e001c02e3f556012e31c0e806f7de.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Boris Johnson today confirmed he would build Europe&rsquo;s longest segregated urban cycle lane through central London after delays likely to be suffered by motorists were reduced. The Mayor approved the &ldquo;Crossrail for bikes&rdquo; protected route through Parliament Square and along the Victoria Embankment and Upper Thames Street after it won overwhelming public support.</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/119349796/smithsonian-to-open-satellite-space-in-london Smithsonian to open satellite space in London Alexander Walter 2015-01-27T13:37:00-05:00 >2015-01-27T13:46:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/02/0268facd8e0073c2bf1a62c1277bd372.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Today, the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution authorized museum officials to explore opening its first-ever international exhibition gallery. [...] go-ahead to "develop terms for an agreement" with the London Legacy Development Corp. to create a new exhibition space in London at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, home to the 2012 Games and a new cultural center. In the Smithsonian&rsquo;s 168-year existence, this site would be the first international venue to house a long-term exhibition.</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/119293637/weekly-news-round-up-for-january-19-2015 Weekly News Round-Up for January 19, 2015 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-01-26T20:46:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T21:04:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8c/8csrffmsr36yd9gu.jpg" width="514" height="584" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Sunday, January 25:</em></strong></p><p><a title="Aaron Betsky To Lead Taliesin West" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119213308/aaron-betsky-to-lead-taliesin-west" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aaron Betsky To Lead Taliesin West</a>: Effective immediately, Betsky will "set the intellectual&nbsp;tone or the School&nbsp;" as it undergoes a rough and potentially definitive funding period.</p><p><strong><em>Friday, January 23:</em></strong></p><p><a title="Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House to reopen once again in February" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119039951/frank-lloyd-wright-s-hollyhock-house-to-reopen-once-again-in-february" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House to reopen once again in February</a>: So culminates a six-year and nearly $4.4M restoration project, to return the house to its early 20th century state.</p><p><strong><em>Thursday, January 22:</em></strong></p><p><a title="Megataaaall Shanghai Tower enters final construction phase" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118985363/megataaaall-shanghai-tower-enters-final-construction-phase" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Megataaaall Shanghai Tower enters final construction phase</a>: It's 632 meters tall, symbolizes China's Future, and is flanked by two other skyscrapers repping China's Past and Present.</p><p><a title="David Chipperfield pledges to carefully &quot;optimize&quot; Mies van der Rohe's Neue Nationalgalerie" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118968488/david-chipperfield-pledges-to-carefully-optimize-mies-van-der-rohe-s-neue-nationalgalerie" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Chipperfield pledges to carefully "optimize" Mies van der Rohe's Neue Nationalgalerie</a>: Chipperfield also renovated Berlin's Neues Museum, and plans to "keep as much Mies as possible".</p><p><strong><em>Wednesday, January 21:</em></strong></p><p><a title="'Can of Ham' skyscraper coming to London after all" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118889309/can-of-ham-skyscraper-coming-to-london-after-all" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'Can of Ham' skyscraper coming to London after all</a>: Delayed since 2008 after the financial crisis hit, the hamscraper will sit in close company to London's Gherkin.</p><p><em><strong>Monday, January...</strong></em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118901374/mapping-the-city-maps-through-the-eyes-of-street-artists Mapping the City: maps through the eyes of street artists Alexander Walter 2015-01-21T17:53:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:26:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4h/4hlswys1ear0f2l6.jpg" width="514" height="272" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Street artists are showing how they&rsquo;d map cities differently in a new show that lets visitors step into their clandestine worlds. [...] Mapping the City, an exhibition of the responses by 50 international street artists to being asked to map their cities &ldquo;through subjective surveying rather than objective ordinance&rdquo;. Conventional cartography this is not.</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/118889309/can-of-ham-skyscraper-coming-to-london-after-all 'Can of Ham' skyscraper coming to London after all Alexander Walter 2015-01-21T14:03:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T18:26:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ke/kev1wkx5jb1gcjdz.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mace has been appointed to a pre-construction deal to build the much delayed &lsquo;Can of Ham&rsquo; project at 60-70 St Mary Axe, Construction News can reveal. [...] The project was granted planning approval by the City of London in the summer of 2008 but immediately hit delays as the global financial crisis took hold [...]. The Foggo Associates-designed project will join a cluster of iconic towers in the centre of the City, including neighbouring 30 St Mary Axe, commonly known as the Gherkin.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/78335/can-of-ham" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118738996/the-sky-is-falling-weekly-news-round-up-for-january-12-2015 The sky is falling! Weekly News Round-Up for January 12, 2015 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-01-19T18:05:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T18:16:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zw/zw3xc8vlzgwd0jvz.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Friday, January 16:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Architecture for Humanity to shut down" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118513336/architecture-for-humanity-to-shut-down" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture for Humanity to shut down</a>: The San Francisco HQ has laid off all employees and will file for bankruptcy, however it's unclear how this will affect operations of the many national/international <a href="http://archinect.com/architecture-for-humanity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AfH</a> outposts that function through volunteers.</li><li><a title="Work at Manhattan's 432 Park Ave tower ordered to stop after pipe falls from 81st floor" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118506093/work-at-manhattan-s-432-park-ave-tower-ordered-to-stop-after-pipe-falls-from-81st-floor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Work at Manhattan's 432 Park Ave tower ordered to stop after pipe falls from 81st floor</a>: The latest in a recent series of similar incidents, including <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118429026/cheesegrater-skyscraper-loses-another-bolt-the-third-one-in-three-months" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a bolt falling from London's cheesegrater</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118275523/it-s-a-bumpy-start-for-mons-as-european-capital-of-culture-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">falling art in Mons</a>, the 2015 European Capital of Culture, and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117664390/another-big-concrete-panel-falls-off-zaha-hadid-designed-library" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">concrete panels dropping</a> from Zaha Hadid's library in Vienna.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Thursday, January 15:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Norm's Coffee Shop, an LA Googie icon, is temporarily saved from demolition" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118449910/norm-s-coffee-shop-an-la-googie-icon-is-temporarily-saved-from-demolition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norm's Coffee Shop, an LA Googie icon, is temporarily saved from demolition</a>: Along with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118442689/moments-in-fast-food-urbanism-first-taco-bell-may-be-demolished" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the first Taco Bell being in peril of demolition</a>, part of southern California's architectural heritage is being considered.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Wednesday, January 14:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Jean Nouvel boycotts opening of his Philharmonie de Paris" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118368797/jean-nouvel-boycotts-opening-of-his-philharmonie-de-paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jean Nouvel boycotts opening of his Philharmonie de Paris</a>: Despite the restaurant and exhibition space not being fully complete, Nouvel's Philharmonie hel...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/118429026/cheesegrater-skyscraper-loses-another-bolt-the-third-one-in-three-months Cheesegrater skyscraper loses another bolt – the third one in three months Alexander Walter 2015-01-15T14:36:00-05:00 >2015-01-15T17:33:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/co/cosqmii955t0yp2f.jpg" width="514" height="684" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The owners of the 222-metre (734ft) &ldquo;Cheesegrater&rdquo; building, the second tallest building in the City of London, are to replace dozens of long bolts on its structure after it was revealed that another one had fractured. The bolts, among 3,000 on the building&rsquo;s 15,000-tonne frame, are each just under a metre long. Two snapped in November, with some debris falling to the ground from the fifth floor. Nobody was hurt, but an area below the tower is still cordoned off.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113034177/bolt-part-falls-off-cheesegrater-skyscraper-in-the-city-of-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bolt part falls off Cheesegrater skyscraper in the City of London</a></p><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117664390/another-big-concrete-panel-falls-off-zaha-hadid-designed-library" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Another big concrete panel falls off Zaha Hadid-designed library</a></p>