Archinect - News 2014-04-24T00:29:40-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/95349418/mvrdv-s-shiny-collection-building-for-museum-boijmans-van-beuningen-rotterdam MVRDV’s shiny Collection Building for Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam Justine Testado 2014-03-10T17:17:00-04:00 >2014-03-17T20:20:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ro/rogc661n3nq6odnh.jpg" width="514" height="242" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>MVRDV has the winning proposal to design the Collection Building for the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam. The bowl-like public art depot will let the public see the ins and outs of the museum's daily activities, and also let private art collectors store their own collections in ideal museum conditions. Completion of the project is expected in 2017.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/68/68yjier43sxr6zdx.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g3/g3jrmf0cxf3p9f1n.jpg"><br><br>Diagrams:<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rn/rngzhle92thszgbm.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/25/25dtj3qqpjnf2mu3.jpg"><br><br>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/mvrdv_wins_collection_building_for_museum_boijman_van_beuningen_rotter/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93810515/mecanoo-and-martinez-johnson-chosen-to-redesign-mlk-library-in-d-c Mecanoo and Martinez + Johnson chosen to redesign MLK Library in D.C. Justine Testado 2014-02-18T15:38:00-05:00 >2014-02-24T22:00:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lw/lw12jzcc41vycego.jpg" width="514" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Alas! The winning team to renovate the historic Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library has been selected. That team would be Mecanoo and Martinez + Johnson, who won over notable finalists Patkau + Ayers Saint Gross and STUDIOS + Freelon. Upon contract approval, Mecanoo and Martinez + Johnson will begin working with library staff and consultants to finalize the new library's design scheme.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/05/05u4iayjqs436p9x.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mm/mmjnyfnj41hayso5.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4i/4i08xt2tg8kdxmv4.jpg"><br><br>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/mecanoo_and_martinez_johnson_chosen_to_redesign_mlk_library_in_d.c/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90280641/why-can-t-one-walk-to-the-super-bowl Why Can't One Walk To The Super Bowl? Donna Sink 2014-01-02T10:44:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T20:43:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nj/njesu1qm5bsfazcr.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ready, Set, Hike! A Trial Trek to MetLife Stadium The officials planning Super Bowl XLVIII want it to be the Super Bowl of public transportation. They are not just discouraging fans from walking to MetLife Stadium on game day in February &mdash; they are forbidding it.</p></em><br /><br /><p> A reporter attempts to walk to MetLife Stadium.&nbsp; Most likely the reason one won't be allowed to walk into the Super Bowl is "terror"-related, but the article raises again the question of why our pedestrian environment is so degraded. Why have we allowed our cities to be built in such a way that the owners of publicly-financed sports teams and their multi-billion-worth corporate sponsors can <a href="http://www.faa.gov/news/fact_sheets/news_story.cfm?newsId=15514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">helicopter in</a> to the game, but a regular person can't find infrastructure to make it safe and possible to walk in even if they *were* allowed to?</p> <p> An assignment: look at your local stadium, most likely financed by public (your) money, on Google Maps and assess whether it's walkable.&nbsp; How does it rate on the <a href="http://www.walkscore.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Walk Score</a> scale? (Indianapolis' rates a 72.) And a design problem: what could be done to make it better for a pedestrian, a family, perhaps a team of<a href="http://deadspin.com/here-are-some-old-timey-dogs-playing-football-for-some-1246594546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> football-playing dogs</a>?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85775750/fabric-s-zoetrope-inspired-trylletromler-pavilion-in-king-s-garden-copenhagen FABRIC's zoetrope-inspired "Trylletromler" pavilion in King's Garden, Copenhagen Justine Testado 2013-11-04T19:27:00-05:00 >2013-11-11T21:20:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kr/krvn82d47htrxm26.jpg" width="514" height="374" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The "Trylletromler" pavilion by Dutch firm <a href="http://www.fabrications.nl/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FABRIC</a> has attracted plenty of public attention in King's Garden, Copenhagen since its public opening this past September. The installation was built after FABRIC won a temporary-pavilion design competition earlier this year. (Check out our previous coverage <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/fabric_wins_competition_for_a_temporary_pavilion_in_the_kings_garden_in_cop/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> on our sister site Bustler)</p> <p> The concept of Trylletromler comes from the Danish word for the 19th-century zoetrope device, which gives the illusion of movement in a still image. Based on this idea, the pavilion's fence is built as a paradoxically transparent maze that creates the illusion of motion as one walks through it.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/li/lidjneqvkzt555fo.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <strong>Here's a more detailed project description and some recent photos we received from FABRIC:</strong></p> <p> "...The Renaissance garden design of Rosenborg Castle is the oldest known example of garden design in Denmark. The design draws heavily on principles of Euclidean geometry. This language of absolute space was long regarded as the construction principle of the worl...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/34730776/lessons-from-the-front-lines-of-social-design Lessons from the Front Lines of Social Design Places Journal 2012-01-16T15:56:00-05:00 >2012-01-18T16:49:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hi/hiskt4l79oni5nmz.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the last decade, much has been written about architecture for the greater good, and it would seem that the field, as a whole, is invested in bringing design to underserved communities. Yet all of this talk &mdash; at conferences, in the press, at universities &mdash; has focused hardly at all on how to put together a career in social design.</p></em><br /><br /><p> On Places, Virginia Tech graduate Will Holman gives an honest report of his experiences volunteering, studying and working at Arcosanti, Rural Studio, and Youth Build. Does the architecture profession need to do more to support young architects who take this path?</p>