Archinect - News 2015-03-28T07:19:30-04:00 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 >2015-03-27T14:23:54-04:00 <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 >2015-03-27T13:40:25-04:00 <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 >2015-03-25T14:18:55-04:00 <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 >2015-02-28T04:47:20-05:00 <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, Furniture, 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 Atelie...</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> http://archinect.com/news/article/118294015/som-wins-sixth-aia-twenty-five-year-award-with-the-exchange-house SOM wins sixth AIA Twenty-Five Year Award with the Exchange House Justine Testado 2015-01-14T14:03:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:28:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8b/8b3ikwfj1cz34q32.jpg" width="514" height="404" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill can update their track record of AIA awards with the recent win of their sixth AIA Twenty-Five Year Award for the Exchange House at the Broadgate development in central London. Since 1969, the AIA bestows its sought-after Twenty-Five Year Award to a completed building that has continued to convey architectural design excellence and perseverance over the past 25-35 years.</p><p>Completed in 1990 following London's financial boom, the Broadgate Exchange House was the capstone of the Broadgate development and was built over the most complex location over the train tracks of the Liverpool Street Station. The 2015 AIA Twenty-Five Year Award jury awarded SOM for their simple and efficient structural solution that enabled the Exchange House to be realized over the challenging and historically rich site.</p><p>More info about the design below from SOM:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g8/g8gugm2fk2myjc3j.jpg"></p><p>"The structural and architectural solutions of Exchange House embrace the constraints of the site and uses them to fuel a soluti...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/117825945/students-branch-out-with-algorithms-and-natural-forms-for-aa-summer-dlab-white Students branch out with algorithms and natural forms for AA Summer DLAB::WHITE Justine Testado 2015-01-07T20:04:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T21:45:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1v/1v4s4mix8hm4d42f.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Resembling the surrounding tree trunks in London's Hooke Park forest, the Callipod installation was created by a group of 18 students who participated in the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/298/architectural-association-school-of-architecture-aa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA School of Architecture</a>'s Summer DLAB::WHITE at AA London and AA Hooke Parke for nearly three weeks last summer. Students in the yearly summer workshop explore algorithmic/generative design methodologies fused with large-scale digital fabrication tools that aim to enhance architectural design. Following the Summer DLAB's color-based agenda, WHITE focused on investigating organic formation processes and reinventing them through architectonic structures.</p><p>In the first phase of the workshop, students designed their own proposals that had to include an algorithmic process with a logical approach in the design in addition to illustrating how each concept will be fabricated at a certain scale. The concepts that students developed were then applied in the second phase of realizing the paleolithic-looking Callipod in a span of one week...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/117809852/get-lectured-the-bartlett-spring-15 Get Lectured: The Bartlett, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-01-07T13:55:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T21:51:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qs/qs5xhb7kg5vorzoo.jpg" width="514" height="600" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The next featured poster comes from The Bartlett School of Architecture at the University College London with their International Lecture Series.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Lectures begin at 6:30 pm at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, Rm. G02: 140 Hampstead Road, NW1 2BX, London. Free and open to the public. Some lectures may be ticketed.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>JANUARY</strong></p><p><em>Jan 14</em><br>Arthur Ganson</p><p><em>Jan 21</em><br>Steven Pippin</p><p><em>Jan 28</em><br>Adam Lowe / Factum Arte</p><p><strong>FEBRUARY</strong></p><p><em>Feb 4</em><br>Vo Trong Nghia / Vo Trong Nghia Architects</p><p><em>Feb 11</em><br>Fr&eacute;d&eacute;ric Migayrou / The Bartlett, Pompidou Centre</p><p><em>Feb 18</em><br>Adrian Lahoud / The Bartlett</p><p><em>Feb 24</em><br>Crist...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/117654709/london-s-traditionalist-architects-come-back-swinging-in-their-fight-against-skyscrapers London's traditionalist architects come back swinging in their fight against skyscrapers Alexander Walter 2015-01-05T13:39:00-05:00 >2015-01-05T21:15:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/10/10841a22b8dca7c9d328beb71fe19763.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a warren of rooms inside a 400-year-old townhouse on the Essex-Suffolk border, a counter-revolution against the most dramatic rebuilding of the London skyline in decades is gathering strength. Eschewing computer power for sharp pencils and tracing paper, father and son architect team Quinlan and Francis Terry are drafting classically inspired designs for some of the capital&rsquo;s most prominent sites in a fightback against plans for hundreds of new skyscrapers.</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/117115624/damien-hirst-s-gallery-development-draws-closer-to-completition Damien Hirst's gallery development draws closer to completition Alexander Walter 2014-12-29T13:39:00-05:00 >2015-01-05T18:24:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/15/15176a235dfd547a9b87d84759935e6c.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Damien Hirst&rsquo;s new art complex in south London, which will house Modern and contemporary works drawn from the artist&rsquo;s collection as well as natural history objects, will be free of charge when it opens to the public in 2015. After more than a decade in development, the gallery, which runs the length of Newport Street in Vauxhall, is due to open in the summer. [...] design by Caruso St John Architects, which converts and extends three Grade II-listed theatre carpentry workshops, in 2005.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104862450/damien-hirst-s-london-art-space-due-to-open-next-spring" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Damien Hirst's London art space due to open next spring</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116116281/selgascano-creates-a-stunning-members-only-workspace-for-creative-nomads SelgasCano creates a stunning members-only workspace for ‘creative nomads’ Alexander Walter 2014-12-16T14:04:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T20:18:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/55/55819cb00a86b5c6313880b3f5227621.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It is to serve this world that Second Home has come into being, a former carpet factory off Brick Lane in east London within whose seductive interiors a fragment of Superstudio&rsquo;s techno-nomadism has, possibly, come to pass. [...] The architects are Jos&eacute; Selgas and Luc&iacute;a Cano [...] who have just been announced as the designers of next year&rsquo;s Serpentine pavilion. They bring to this, their first UK project, lightness and grace as well as invention, and an awareness of when to stop.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115189258/selgascano-to-design-2015-serpentine-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SelgasCano to design 2015 Serpentine Pavilion</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/87376636/aftershock-2-serendipity-machines-and-the-future-of-workplace-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aftershock #2: "Serendipity Machines" and the Future of Workplace Design</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/116038354/marx-s-reading-room-could-stay-shut-for-five-more-years Marx’s Reading Room could stay shut for five more years Alexander Walter 2014-12-15T13:48:00-05:00 >2014-12-15T13:48:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2f/2f1474ae6656b485768c139a948cc5f7.jpg" width="514" height="318" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The British Museum&rsquo;s round Reading Room might not fully reopen until 2020. One of London&rsquo;s grandest interiors, it was used by generations of scholars, including Karl Marx, when it housed the British Library. The historic reading desks are currently covered by a platform built in 2007, when the room was temporarily converted into a space for the museum&rsquo;s major exhibitions.</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/115820972/the-qatari-royal-family-now-owns-more-of-london-than-the-british-crown The Qatari royal family now owns more of London than the British Crown Nicholas Korody 2014-12-12T18:06:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T20:35:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d1/d15362b91eeddda39a205d14dd37f65d.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Qatari royal family is planning to convert three of London&rsquo;s most prestigious addresses into a single mega-mansion valued at over &pound;200 million. The family, which already owns famous London landmarks including the Shard, Harrods and the Olympic Park, has submitted plans to convert three properties in Regent&rsquo;s Park [...] The Qatari royal family now owns more of London than the Crown Estate.</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/115502137/the-all-glass-photon-space-could-help-us-get-our-daily-dose-of-sunlight-and-then-some The all-glass Photon Space could help us get our daily dose of sunlight, and then some Justine Testado 2014-12-08T17:58:00-05:00 >2014-12-11T19:40:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xa/xa65j6rnj64obc6i.jpg" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Photon Space is becoming known as the first all-glass modular structure of its kind that addresses the health benefits of exposure to natural light and the importance of those benefits in our contemporary lifestyle &mdash; where many of us spend it indoors&nbsp;&mdash; and its everyday stresses.</p><p>Recently launched on <a href="https://www.crowdcube.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Crowdcube</a> by The Photon Project, the Photon Space is a luxury daytime suite that has a 45 m2 footprint and includes a furnished living room, a double bedroom, and a modular integrated kitchen and bathroom. But what distinguishes the Photon Space is its intelligent glass architecture.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nn/nnd8s0i8dp3huf9j.jpg"></p><p>The design of the Photon Space glass is supported by recent long-term research&nbsp;led by Russell Foster, a professor of Circadian Neuroscience and Head of the Department of Ophthalmology at the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/56704057/oxford-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Oxford</a>. Professor Foster's research states that a healthy dose of natural light can help regulate circadian rhythms, reduce stress, and improve mood, among other benefits. The multi-layered, high-performa...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/115189258/selgascano-to-design-2015-serpentine-pavilion SelgasCano to design 2015 Serpentine Pavilion Justine Testado 2014-12-04T13:28:00-05:00 >2014-12-04T21:31:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2g/2gg4ycnija6mmz8x.jpg" width="514" height="614" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>SelgasCano of Madrid will be designing the fifteenth Serpentine Galleries Pavilion in London's Kensington Gardens. For the past 15 years, the Serpentine Galleries has invited architects like Sou Fujimoto, Jean Nouvel, Herzog &amp; de Meuron with Ai Wei Wei, Peter Zumthor, SANAA, Zaha Hadid, and most recently Smiljan Radic to design the temporary outdoor structure, which continues to be an anticipated summer event every year.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Like every year, the outdoor structure must be a flexible multi-functional social space with a cafe. SelgasCano have yet to submit their design plans.</p><p>Here's a glimpse into some of their previous works:</p><p>Plasencia Auditorium and Congress Centre, C&aacute;seres, Spain 2005/2013</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qa/qamnl1g6tbcrwa3d.jpg"></p><p>Factory M&eacute;rida, Badajoz, Spain 2006/2011</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7d/7dq42kk3lejpokfg.jpg"></p><p>El &lsquo;B&rsquo;. Cartagena, Auditorium and Congress Centre, Murcia, Spain 2001/2011</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0u/0ua0owuwds2rmf7q.jpg"></p><p>Office in the Woods, Madrid, Spain 2006/2009</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/94/9470td8afuqkyozn.jpg"></p><p>Read more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/selgascano_to_design_2015_serpentine_pavilion/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/115127457/first-images-of-big-s-malaysia-square-in-london-s-battersea-power-station First images of BIG’s Malaysia Square in London’s Battersea Power Station Justine Testado 2014-12-03T19:16:00-05:00 >2014-12-04T12:46:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/he/heqiigadenz4vw81.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The first images of Bjarke Ingels Group's public square [officially titled Malaysia Square] for the &pound;8 billion Battersea Power Station redevelopment in London have been revealed just a few weeks after BIG was appointed as the competition-winning designer. The public square, which will be BIG's first U.K. project, is only a part of the Battersea Power Station's redevelopment plan.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h6/h665xnha5g1h5o7w.jpg"></p><p>Head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/first_images_of_bigs_malaysia_square_in_londons_battersea_power_station/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> for more details.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/114961190/london-s-architecture-lacks-berlin-s-sense-of-culture-says-chipperfield London’s architecture lacks Berlin’s sense of culture, says Chipperfield Alexander Walter 2014-12-01T14:00:00-05:00 >2014-12-03T22:52:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2i/2ips853fvapv2nt3.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] British architect Sir David Chipperfield has said that he regards private investment&rsquo;s hold over new architecture in London as an &ldquo;absolutely terrible&rdquo; means of building a city. In Berlin, where he employs an office of 90, &ldquo;there is still an idea of the public realm. We have given that up in London. We have declared the public realm dead; the question is how to get stuff out of the private sector. We are unbelievably sophisticated at that.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>