Archinect - News 2015-10-04T11:19:25-04:00 LEGO Architecture launches new student acoustic-design challenge to restore a destroyed music theater Justine Testado 2015-07-22T14:29:00-04:00 >2015-07-22T14:30:42-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="238" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Following a successful inaugural event <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">last year</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LEGO Architecture</a> is presenting another opportunity for architecture students in the Villa Pennisi in Musica 2015 summer workshop to hone their acoustic-design and LEGO-building skills in the upcoming #FILLTHETHEATRE challenge.</p><p>Taking place in August at the Villa Pennisi in Italy, the workshop challenge is part of the 15-day <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Villa Pennisi in Musica</a> festival that brings together classical music, architecture, and performance design. Attendees get to check out live music performances, exhibitions, lectures, and presentations by major classical musicians and notable practitioners in architecture and sound design.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Using the 1,200-piece monochromatic <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LEGO Architecture Studio sets</a>, students will build scale models of indoor structures that will amplify the acoustics of the historic Teatro Bellini of Acireale, a baroque theater that was destroyed in a fire in the 1960s. The theater was only partially reconstructed, but is no longer in use due...</p> Plans revealed for the future European Center of Judaism in Paris Alexander Walter 2015-06-30T20:59:00-04:00 >2015-07-05T08:41:27-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Construction has begun on the future Centre Europ&eacute;en du Juda&iuml;sme (European Centre of Judaism) in the 17th arrondissement of Paris [...]. The planned cost of the project is &euro;10m, with &euro;2.7m in state and regional public funding, and it is due to be completed in spring 2017. Covering 4,900 sq. m over eight floors, the Jewish centre will include a synagogue, library, theatre and classrooms. The new building has been designed by the local architects Bruno Fl&eacute;chet and St&eacute;phane Maupin [...].</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> ‘The Princes of Kings Road’: Neutra and Schindler the subject of a new site-specific play Nicholas Korody 2015-06-10T18:47:00-04:00 >2015-06-16T21:11:57-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Next September, the historic&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neutra Institute and Museum</a>&nbsp;in Silverlake will host a new play by&nbsp;Tom Lazarus entitled &lsquo;The Princes of Kings Road.&rsquo; Based on a true events, the production imagines a reunion between the two iconic figures of LA modernism, Rudolf Schindler and Richard Neutra.</p><p>The architects have a storied history, which was recounted in a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vanity Fair article</a> from 1999. After building his West Hollywood home (now the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAK Center</a>), Schindler and his partner invited Neutra and his wife to live with them. The house was originally intended as a communal living space for two couples, with open-air "sleeping baskets" rather than bedrooms. But after five years of&nbsp;cohabitation&nbsp;and professional partnership &nbsp;&ndash; the two architects collaborated on an entry for the&nbsp;the League of Nations palace in Geneva&nbsp;&ndash; their relationship turned sour, transforming into a bitter rivalry.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Lazarus' play imagines Schindler and Neutra reunited in a room at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital (now the bright blue Scien...</p> Oren Safdie's play FALSE SOLUTION now released Archinect 2015-03-06T20:19:00-05:00 >2015-03-15T16:03:01-04:00 <img src="" width="278" height="440" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Excellent news for all fans of <a href=";utm_medium=email&amp;utm_content=PRESS+RELEASE%3A++%22False+Solution%22+by+Oren+Safdie+released+by+Original+Works+Publishing&amp;utm_campaign=20150227_m124618800_PRESS+RELEASE%3A++%22False+Solution%22+by+Oren+Safdie+released+by+Original+Works+Publishing&amp;utm_term=FALSE+SOLUTION" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>FALSE SOLUTION</em></a>, the latest architecture-inspired play by Oren Safdie (yes, son of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moshe Safdie</a>): the piece not only just came out in publication but re-orders are only $6.99 this week.</p><p>Find some more detailed information we've received from Oren below, and also listen to our 2014 interview with him about <em>FALSE SOLUTION</em> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.<br><br><br>Original Works Publishing announces the publication of Oren Safdie&rsquo;s timely play, <em>FALSE SOLUTION</em>. Dealing with the creative process of the architect as it relates to the design for a Holocaust Museum in Poland, the play was produced in 2013 at La MaMa Theatre in New York before transferring to the Santa Monica Playhouse in 2014 [<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previously on Archinect</a>].</p><p>Margaret Gray of the <em>Los Angeles Times</em> wrote: &ldquo;The dialogue is engaging, witty and bracingly cerebral ... An undertaking Safdie persuasively presents as heart-breaking, morally fraught and politically hazardous.&rdquo;</p><p>Zachary Stewart of <em>TheaterMania</em> affirmed: &ldquo;Oren Safdie's intellectually s...</p> Studios Kabako from Congo wins 2014 Curry Stone Design Prize Justine Testado 2014-10-20T15:12:00-04:00 >2014-10-20T15:37:22-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Congolese performance and theater group Studios Kabako from Kisangani was announced as the 2014 Curry Stone Design Prize winner this past weekend at an awards ceremony in Brussels...Studios Kabako was established in 2001 to address the various emotions linked to the aftermath of civil war. Located in a city that is isolated geographically and culturally, the studio has provided its community a safe creative haven of dance, theater, and music through its urban interventions and cultural programs.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Studios Kabako will start a U.S. tour including in New York from October 21 to November 1, 2014, with two performances at the BRIC theater in Brooklyn.</p><p>The studio will receive a $100,000 grant prize, and were also featured in a short documentary by the Curry Stone Foundation, which you can watch entirely below.</p><p>Read more about the studio on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Haworth Tompkins’ Everyman Theatre wins the RIBA Stirling Prize 2014 Justine Testado 2014-10-17T14:30:00-04:00 >2014-10-21T23:25:40-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Haworth Tompkins architects spent nine years transforming the rundown historic Everyman Theatre in Liverpool into the building it is today. Those nine years were well worth it, as Haworth Tompkins just won the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize 2014 for the UK's best new building of the year.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Find more photos and project details on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist is revealed</a></p> A closer look at UNStudio’s new Theatre de Stoep in Spijkenisse, The Netherlands Justine Testado 2014-10-14T14:05:00-04:00 >2014-10-21T23:28:36-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the Dutch town of Spijkenisse, the Theatre de Stoep designed by UNStudio recently celebrated its grand public opening, not long after the theater was completely realized. Inspired by the type of liveliness only experienced through live theater performances, the new cultural theater features undulating edges and a striking color palette of white and vivid purple, and circular LED lights on its fa&ccedil;ade.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Check out a timelapse video of the theater's construction below. More details about the project on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Oren Safdie's play "False Solution" finishes up its 3-week run this weekend in Santa Monica Paul Petrunia 2014-05-07T17:36:00-04:00 >2014-05-07T19:08:27-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Oren Safdie, architecture-turned-playwright (and son of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moshe Safdie</a>), has taken his play <em>False Solution</em> to Santa Monica, after a run in NYC last year. <em>False Solution</em>, Safdie's 3rd architecture-themed play, following <em>Private Jokes, Public Places</em> and <em>The Bilbao Effect</em>, follows German-Jewish architect Anton Seligman (played by Daniel J. Travanti) as he designs a new Holocaust museum in Poland. Linda Johansson (played by Amanda Saunders), a first-year architecture student, brings sexual tension as she challenges his work.</p><p>I met up with Oren at his home in Venice Beach to talk about his work as a playwright. You can listen to our conversation below...</p><p></p><p>I also had a chance to record a read-through between leads Daniel J. Travanti, whom you may recognize as <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the captain from <em>Hill Street Blues</em>,</a> and Amanda Saunders.</p><p></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tickets to False Solution can still be purchased for the final four performances this Thursday to Sunday.</a></p> Apollo theatre collapse due to 'old' materials Alexander Walter 2014-03-24T13:54:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T19:11:38-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Seventy-six people were injured when part of the roof came down during a performance of The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night-Time in December. BBC Radio 4's You and Yours has seen a letter from Westminster City Council saying hessian wadding embedded in the ceiling was getting weaker over time. The material's deterioration led to the collapse, the council said.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="" target="_blank">London theatre collapse: scores injured at Apollo in West End</a></p> London theatre collapse: scores injured at Apollo in West End Archinect 2013-12-19T17:38:00-05:00 >2014-03-24T13:55:30-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>More than 81 people have been injured, seven seriously, when part of a theatre in London's West End collapsed onto a packed audience during a performance. Fire crews had to rescue people from the Apollo theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue, which was showing a performance of the hit show The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>UPDATE: </strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apollo theatre collapse due to 'old' materials</a></p> schmidt hammer lassen to design Vendsyssel Theater and Experience Center in Hjørring, Denmark Justine Testado 2013-11-18T12:56:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T13:00:52-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>schmidt hammer lassen architects recently announced winning the competition to design the Vendsyssel Theater and Experience Center, a 4,200 m2 culture facility to be built in Hj&oslash;rring, Denmark. Along with the Danish firm, the winning interdisciplinary team included Arkitektfirmaet Finn &Oslash;stergaard, Brix &amp; Kamp, ALECTIA, Gade &amp; Mortensen Akustik, AIX Arkitekter, Filippa Berglund scenography, and LIW Planning.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of schmidt hammer lassen architects.</em></p> Tour the spectacular new Mariinsky Theatre with architect Jack Diamond Archinect 2013-05-01T13:50:00-04:00 >2013-05-06T13:29:03-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It may seem surprising that a Canadian was chosen to design a Russian state-funded match for the historic Mariinsky Theatre. Gergiev, general and artistic director of the theatre, visited Diamond&rsquo;s Four Seasons Centre, home of the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, and was wowed. When Gergiev and Diamond met for dinner the following year, the two saw eye to eye on everything from acoustics to street continuity.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Jack Diamond, of Diamond Schmitt Architects, takes CBC on a tour of the new Mariinsky Theatre, to open tomorrow in St. Petersburg.</p> <p> More about the Mariinsky II can be found <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on D+S's website</a>.</p> Oren Safdie's architecture-themed play "False Solution" opens this June Archinect 2013-04-16T14:57:00-04:00 >2013-04-22T18:32:18-04:00 <img src="" width="300" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Oren Safdie, son of Moshe Safdie, and writer of plays themed around architecture, will be opening his third play, titled "False Solution", on June 13th. The play deals with an established architect struggling to design a new Holocaust museum in Poland, focusing on the architect's creative process.<br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>FALSE SOLUTION</strong> -- a world-premiere play about an architect's struggles to design a Holocaust museum in Poland - written by Oren Safdie (author of the Off-Broadway hit PRIVATE JOKES, PUBLIC PLACES, and THE BILBAO EFFECT) - will be presented Off-Broadway with previews starting June 13 prior to an official press opening night on June 16, 2013 at La MaMa ETC (74A East 4th Street) in Manhattan.</p> <p> PRIVATE JOKES, PUBLIC PLACES, which also premiered at La MaMa in 2003 before transferring to the Center for Architecture, starred Anthony Rapp. Mr. Safdie's Off-Broadway play THE LAST WORD, also enjoyed critical and popular success in 2007, and starred Emmy Award-winning actor, Daniel J. Travant...</p> Alejandro Zaera-Polo Architecture to Design Future Home of Locarno Film Festival Alexander Walter 2013-01-28T14:12:00-05:00 >2013-01-30T02:05:27-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The proposal Palazzo del Cinema di Locarno by London-based AZPA, Alejandro Zaera-Polo Architecture (former FOA, Foreign Office Architects) has been selected as winner in the international competition to rethink the site of the Film Festival in Locarno, Switzerland.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Małopolska Garden of Arts Named Best Architecture in Krakow, Poland Alexander Walter 2012-11-05T16:48:00-05:00 >2012-11-12T09:22:21-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The newly opened cultural arts center complex "Ma&#322;opolski Ogr&oacute;d Sztuki / Ma&#322;opolska Garden of Arts" in Krakow Poland, has been selected for the Prof. J. Bogdanowski Prize 2012 for the best architecture realized in Krakow. Designed by Ingarden &amp; Ew&yacute; Architects, this new cultural institution houses a performing &amp; media arts center, as well as a mediatheque, and is run by Krakow's Julius Slowacki Theater and the Malopolska Voivodship Public Library.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Wuxi Grand Theatre by PES-Architects Alexander Walter 2012-08-24T15:35:00-04:00 >2012-08-29T17:40:10-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="362" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We have received plenty of photos of the recently completed Wuxi Grand Theatre in Wuxi, China. Designed by Helsinki-based PES-Architects, the 78,000 m2 (839,600 sq ft) project was the competition-winning entry back in 2008 and is the first large scale example of Finnish design in China.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Xiqu Center Shortlist Announced for Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District Alexander Walter 2012-07-19T18:41:00-04:00 >2012-07-20T15:47:35-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="328" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A shortlist of five design teams was announced this week by the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA). The selected teams are now invited to submit proposals for the design of the Xiqu Center, one of the first landmark buildings for the West Kowloon Cultural District, the largest cultural project in Hong Kong to date.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> OMA’s Stage Set for the Ancient Greek Theater in Syracuse, Italy Alexander Walter 2012-05-14T13:40:00-04:00 >2012-05-14T17:32:07-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Over the weekend, OMA&rsquo;s design for the stage set at the historic Greek Theater in Syracuse, Sicily, was inaugurated with the performance of Aeschylus&rsquo;s Prometheus Unbound, directed by Claudio Longhi. The scenography features three temporary architectural devices that reinterpret the spaces of the theater, which dates from the 5th century BCE.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 3XN’s ‘The Arch’ Cultural Center Opens in Mandal, Norway Alexander Walter 2012-05-03T13:53:00-04:00 >2012-05-03T15:41:15-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Arch, a new cultural center in the small southern Norwegian town Mandal has officially opened to the public this April. Designed by Danish practice 3XN, construction had commenced in December 2009 and was completed in December 2011.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Winners of Emmen Theater and Zoo Design Competition Announced Alexander Walter 2012-04-19T16:03:00-04:00 >2012-04-19T16:06:00-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="306" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The collaborative proposal of Danish firm Henning Larsen Architects with Dutch architects Van den Berg Groep has won first prize in an international competition for a 16,000 m2 theater building that will also comprise the entrance to the zoological park in Emmen, the Netherlands.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Les Architectes FABG Wins Competition for New Cultural Venue in Montreal Alexander Walter 2012-02-07T15:38:00-05:00 >2012-02-07T15:41:07-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Les Architectes FABG is the winning firm in the architecture competition for a new cultural venue adjacent to the St. Lawrence River in Montreal's Verdun Borough. The project includes a professional theater and also provides for redevelopment and expansion of Verdun's circus school, the &Eacute;cole de cirque de Verdun.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 'A Raw Space' explores the architecture of marriage Archinect 2012-02-07T13:44:00-05:00 >2012-02-07T14:46:08-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Baker is an architect who has just purchased one of [Richard] Meier&rsquo;s raw space apartments with his wife and is supposed to be using his design skills to turn it into a home. But he is suffering through an artistic slump, a malaise his wife hopes to remedy by forcing him into a competition with a younger, up-and-coming architect, whose wife was once her best friend. Through constantly shifting perspectives, the private design competition provides a funny, insightful look at love and ambition...</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>A Raw Space</em> is a play by Jon Marans, currently running at the Bristol Riverside theater in Philadelphia. The play is set inside of one of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richard Meier's Perry Street luxury apartments</a>, while the tenants, two high powered architecture couples, tangle during a design competition.</p> Taiyuan Theater IV by Yaohua Wang Architecture Alexander Walter 2012-02-03T15:03:00-05:00 >2012-02-03T15:06:01-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Los Angeles architect Yaohua Wang - many may still remember his Nanjing Lab proposal - has sent us his latest project, a schematic design proposal for the experimental Xianghong Theater in Taiyuan, China.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Barcelona’s Cinematheque de Catalunya Completed Alexander Walter 2011-09-26T14:33:00-04:00 >2013-12-10T20:42:23-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="262" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mateo Arquitectura recently completed the new building for the Film Library of Catalonia in the Raval district of Barcelona. Designed by Josep Llu&iacute;s Mateo, the project won the first prize in a restricted competition in 2004 and houses archives, a library and cinema halls on a total area of 7,515 sqm (80,891 sqft).</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Busan Opera House Proposal by Kubota & Bachmann Architects Alexander Walter 2011-08-18T21:08:18-04:00 >2011-08-19T09:42:29-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Kubota &amp; Bachmann Architects from Zurich, Switzerland have sent us their entry "Harmony" for the Korean Busan Opera House ideas competition. The design team included Toshihiro Kubota and Yves Bachmann.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Busan Opera House Proposal by PRAUD Alexander Walter 2011-08-17T18:06:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T14:36:45-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Boston-based firm PRAUD has shared with us their entry to the Busan Opera House competition. The international ideas competition invited visions for a massive cultural center, comprising a 2,000-seat opera house and a 1,300-seat multi-purpose theater, that acts as a landmark building for this booming South Korean city and puts Busan on the map of international tourism.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Metro Blue Line is the route for `traveling circus' plays Archinect 2011-07-06T20:23:20-04:00 >2011-07-06T20:23:21-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>William Shakespeare wrote plays in five acts; now comes Watts Village Theater Company, organizing a theater piece in five light-rail stops. Dubbed "Meet Me @Metro II," it'll be performed along the Metro Blue Line between Watts and downtown Long Beach over the coming two weekends.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Winners of the Long Island Cinema Center Competition Alexander Walter 2011-05-09T14:23:06-04:00 >2011-05-09T18:24:59-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Three winners and four Honorable Mentions have been revealed for the suckerPUNCH-curated Long Island Cinema Center competition in Queens, New York. The international design ideas competition challenged entrants to create a large scale center to celebrate cinema and rescue the moviegoing experience from fading into obsolescence.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> YouTube Theater, by Aaron Jones Archinect 2011-05-07T11:44:54-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Aaron Jones, a M.Arch student at Cranbrook Academy of Art, sent us news of his YouTube Theater installation. Very cool.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> This project is based on the assumption that the internet (WiFi) can potentially deliver entertainment and information into any place, even a neighborhood that may be overlooked or discounted.&nbsp; With the injection of this media comes the anticipation of event based scenarios, and in turn architecture.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> This initial installation (Cranbrook Academy of Art) exploits the existing condition of campus WiFi and its ability to be accessed through current smartphone technology.&nbsp; The user docks their hand-held device into the theater which in turn allows one to both surf online media, and have it projected through an integration of basic a/v equipment.&nbsp; Be it Jennifer Black, Danny Brown, or The White Stripes the event runs off of your personal phone / whims.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The final destination and overall programmatic driver, a Detroit garage, exploits at least two exist...</p> MVRDV Wins Competition for China Comic and Animation Museum in Hangzhou Alexander Walter 2011-05-06T19:23:00-04:00 >2012-10-04T11:44:21-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="392" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hangzhou urban planning bureau has announced Dutch firm MVRDV winner of the international design competition for the China Comic and Animation Museum (CCAM) in Hangzhou, China. MVRDV's winning design refers to the speech balloon: a series of eight balloon shaped volumes create an internally complex museum experience of in total 30,000m2. Part of the project is also a series of parks on islands, a public plaza and a 13,000m2 expo center.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>