Archinect - News 2014-09-20T08:06:24-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/105576807/weekly-news-round-up-for-july-28-2014-exploding-pipelines-and-contentious-museums Weekly News Round-Up for July 28, 2014: Exploding pipelines and contentious museums Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-04T14:58:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T20:19:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2s/2sjlbh17oilmbq9c.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Friday, August 1</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105555911/gas-pipelines-explode-in-taiwan-city-killing-24" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gas Pipelines Explode in Taiwan City Killing&nbsp;24</a>: The cause of the propene pipeline explosion is <a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/taiwan-gas-blasts-likely-caused-by-faulty-pipe-1406964902" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">still unknown</a>, but officials noticed irregularities in the pipe's flow hours beforehand, without investigating further.</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105555912/jacko-s-neverland-ranch-is-up-for-sale-at-50-75m" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jacko's Neverland Ranch is up for sale at $50-75M</a>: Michael Jackson's Disneyland-esque compound in Santa Barbara was handed back to Tom Barrack's Colony Capital in 2008, when Jackson was heavily in debt. With $5M in annual upkeep, Colony Capital is now selling the property.&nbsp;</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105555322/plans-approved-for-damien-hirst-s-village-on-the-british-coast" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Plans approved for Damien Hirst's village on the British coast</a>: Hirst will collaborate with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.rundellassociates.com/practice-profile" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects Rundell Associates</a>&nbsp;on the 75-home city. Renderings are surprisingly conventional when compared to <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For_the_Love_of_God" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hirst's work</a>.</li></ul><p><strong>Thursday, July 31</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105478813/new-renderings-of-what-will-replace-grafitti-art-mecca-5pointz-emerge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Renderings of What Will Replace Grafitti Art Mecca 5Pointz Emerge</a>: Unsurprisingly, it's two residential towers: with some mixed-use space on the ground floor, and 20% affordable housing. Designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/HTO-Architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HTO Architect</a>, the buildings will have some space set asid...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/105235286/christopher-scoates-named-director-of-cranbrook-academy-of-art-and-art-museum Christopher Scoates Named Director of Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum Donna Sink 2014-07-28T12:05:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T15:21:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2o/2olc9wnwdv7n8nvo.jpg" width="300" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Cranbrook Educational Community Board of Trustees announced today that after a comprehensive one-year search, Christopher Scoates has been named Director of Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum. He begins his tenure August 1. Scoates is a graduate of Cranbrook Academy of Art, having received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography in 1986. Scoates succeeds Reed Kroloff, who is stepping down after seven years in the position.</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/57545312/glen-small-vertical-city-3-down-to-earth Glen Small: VERTICAL CITY 3, DOWN TO EARTH Orhan Ayyüce 2012-09-18T16:49:00-04:00 >2013-10-25T15:21:26-04:00 <em><p>TO THIS DAY I FIND THE PROCESS OF TEACHING WITH NUMBER CRUNCHING A HUGE MISTAKE. THE PRINCIPLES ARE WHAT COUNT. IF A STUDENT IS AWARE HOW THE STRUCTURE WORKS TO BE THE STRONGEST AND WEAKEST THEN THEY CAN DESIGN WITH KNOWLEDGE.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://www.smallatlarge.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/638x424xIMG_000052.jpg.pagespeed.ic.8ooMJC95-y.jpg"></p> <p> Genius of Glen Small strikes and&nbsp;stuns&nbsp;again... This time it is Vertical City 3 from his student years at Cranbrook Academy of Art. It is "Down to Earth."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/49539746/herman-miller-taps-students-to-rethink-our-workplaces Herman Miller Taps Students To Rethink Our Workplaces Archinect 2012-05-29T13:03:00-04:00 >2012-05-29T13:05:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/71/71f348cc8086d426e480ad9e30c18231.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Recently, Herman Miller selected six out of 16 original seating and workstation concepts, designed by students in Cranbrook&rsquo;s 3-D Design Department, and helped turn them into full-scale prototypes for an exhibit at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York. The concepts are aimed at encouraging &ldquo;rest and concentration in the workplace&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> http://archinect.com/news/article/5512269/youtube-theater-by-aaron-jones YouTube Theater, by Aaron Jones Archinect 2011-05-07T11:44:54-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e2/e23zzxkp6c6m8mu0.jpg" 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>