Archinect - News 2014-10-31T00:23:42-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/108636614/last-reminder-application-deadline-for-aa-greece-visiting-school-folded-force-is-sept-15 LAST REMINDER: Application deadline for AA Greece Visiting School - Folded Force is Sept. 15! Sponsor 2014-09-10T13:22:00-04:00 >2014-09-10T14:11:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/od/odbk6896oxdq6lx5.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/greece" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Greece Visiting School</a>:</em></p><p>There's less than a week left to apply for the <a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/greece" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Greece Visiting School - Folded Force</a> fall program. All current architecture and design students, Ph.D. candidates and young professionals are welcome to apply.</p><p>Starting September 22 to October 1, this year's installment will feature a series of traveling, mobile workshops that will begin in the Western Greece capital of Patras.</p><p>Apply now before the deadline next Monday, September 15! You can apply online <a href="https://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/ONLINEAPPLICATION/visitingApplication.php?schoolID=273" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> or email <a href="mailto:visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk</a> for instructions.</p><p>More details below.</p><p>"AA Greece Visiting School is a mobile workshop series which travels and reaches cities outside the country&rsquo;s capital. It functions as a &lsquo;satellite&rsquo; of education that promotes the Architectural Association&rsquo;s exclusive, intensive form of teaching and learning around the country. AA Greece VS aims on visiting a different city each year and construct a single large-scale model which will act as an activ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106499498/weekly-news-round-up-for-august-11-2014-monumental-politics-smart-homes-and-gsapp-s-new-dean Weekly News Round-Up for August 11, 2014: Monumental politics, smart homes and GSAPP's new dean Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-18T12:53:00-04:00 >2014-08-20T02:00:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gf/gfty4bt05v45oeby.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Friday, August 15</strong></p><ul><li><p><a title="Farewell to the Old Okura" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106634364/farewell-to-the-old-okura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Farewell to the Old Okura</a>: The famous Hotel Okura, built in the 1960s in a distinctive fusion of modern and traditional Japanese styles, is closing in response to prohibitive earthquake retrofits and larger, newer hotels in the area.</p></li><li><p><a title="Samsung Acquires SmartThings, A Fast-Growing Home Automation Startup" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106628737/samsung-acquires-smartthings-a-fast-growing-home-automation-startup" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Samsung Acquires SmartThings, A Fast-Growing Home Automation Startup</a>: SmartThings, an aggregator for all "smart" internet-connected devices in the home, cost Samsung an estimated $200 million &mdash;chump change in comparison to Google's $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest.</p></li></ul><p><strong>Thursday, August 14</strong></p><ul><li><a title="One ridesharing app to rule them all: Ridescout moves into the competitive world of rideshare" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106553263/one-ridesharing-app-to-rule-them-all-ridescout-moves-into-the-competitive-world-of-rideshare" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One ridesharing app to rule them all: Ridescout moves into the competitive world of rideshare</a>: Ridescout aggregates hundreds of ridesharing services to compare trips, and will now include "carpool" options that can help users share trips. The announcement comes after last week's news that Uber and Lyft are now both offering carpooling services.</li><li><a title="Revisiting the American Folk Art Museum controversy, through comics" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106554065/revisiting-the-american-folk-art-museum-controversy-through-comics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Revisiting the American Folk Art Museum controversy, through comics</a>: A thoughtful and diplomatic look at AFAM's histo...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/106342044/ten-years-on-athens-2004-gives-greece-little-to-cheer Ten years on, Athens 2004 gives Greece little to cheer Alexander Walter 2014-08-11T18:50:00-04:00 >2014-08-11T18:54:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6c/6ca0f22c12a41a539bb41b7838a9960a.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It was billed as a chance to transform Greece's image abroad and boost growth but 10 years after the country hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza there is little to celebrate at the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games. [...] For Greeks who swelled with pride at the time, the Games are now a source of anger as the country struggles through a six-year depression, record unemployment, homelessness and poverty. Greece has struggled to generate revenue from the venues.</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/104191515/registration-is-open-for-aa-greece-visiting-school-folded-force Registration is open for AA Greece Visiting School - Folded Force Sponsor 2014-07-14T20:50:00-04:00 >2014-09-10T13:34:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sb/sbqbx959txaezq1u.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/greece" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Greece Visiting School</a>:</em></p><p>The <a href="https://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/visitingProgramme.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Visiting School</a> program is accepting applications for another promising installment this fall: <a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/greece" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Greece Visiting School</a> will come to Patras, the capital of the Western Greece region, and function as a series of mobile, traveling workshops.</p><p>The event runs from Monday, September 22 until Wednesday, October 1, 2014 and is open to all current architecture and design students, PhD candidates and young professionals.</p><p>You can apply online <a href="https://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/ONLINEAPPLICATION/visitingApplication.php?schoolID=273" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> or email <a href="mailto:visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk</a> for instructions. Deadline for applications is September 15, 2014.</p><p>Find more details below or click <a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/greece" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>"AA Greece Visiting School is a mobile workshop series which travels and reaches cities outside the country&rsquo;s capital. It functions as a &lsquo;satellite&rsquo; of education that promotes the Architectural Association&rsquo;s exclusive, intensive form of teaching and learning around the country. AA Greece VS aims on visiting a different city each year and construct ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102859400/watch-renzo-piano-s-construction-cranes-dance-in-athens Watch Renzo Piano's construction cranes "dance" in Athens Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-27T13:02:00-04:00 >2014-07-01T22:59:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6v/6v2mg7658gwzeq1t.jpg" width="514" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>While Renzo Piano's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/12433302/renzo-piano-unveils-green-roofed-stavros-niarchos-foundation-cultural-center-for-athens" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stavros Niarchos Foundation&nbsp;Cultural Center in Athens</a>&nbsp;(SNFCC) is still under construction, it didn't keep the first performance from being staged last Wednesday on the site. Based on Renzo Piano's own idea, the Greek National Orchestra scored a 15-minute "dance" performance of ten giant cranes on the construction site, conducted by Artistic Director of the Greek National Opera, Myron Michailidis.</p><p>The cranes' dance was choreographed by Renato Zanella, to music from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Planets" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gustav Holst's&nbsp;</a><em><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Planets" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Planets</a>&nbsp;</em>-- all with the Pantheon in the background.</p><p>The SNFCC is scheduled to open in 2016, and will include the new home for the Greek National Opera, the National Library of Greece, and a 42-acre public park.</p><p>You can watch the entire performance below (begins at 10:00):</p><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96045569/greece-protests-over-government-plans-to-sell-off-historic-national-buildings Greece protests over government plans to sell off historic national buildings Alexander Walter 2014-03-19T20:55:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T19:29:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/05/05cfa60528d175db55986250851881f4.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Greece's cultural gems have become the focus of renewed protest on the streets of Athens following the cash-strapped government's announcement of plans to include prime properties around the Acropolis, and other landmark buildings, in its privatisation programme. Furious opponents marched through the city centre at the weekend to denounce the "illegal sale" of the country's heritage.</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/86931797/ann-beha-architects-selected-for-major-rehabilitation-of-gropius-designed-athens-chancery Ann Beha Architects selected for major rehabilitation of Gropius-designed Athens Chancery Justine Testado 2013-11-19T19:54:00-05:00 >2013-11-19T19:58:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/63/63ce3d6a5e2cdaab5245a42ed7356a27.jpg" width="514" height="414" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ann Beha Architects from Boston, MA was selected by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) for a major rehabilitation project of the U.S. Embassy in Athens, Greece. Walter Gropius and consulting architect Pericles A. Sakellarios designed the iconic embassy from 1959-1961. The building is also listed as a protected architectural landmark.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>Ann Beha Architects was given the task out of four shortlisted teams that included: DesignLab Architects, Inc. (Boston, MA); Machado Silvetti / Baker (Boston, MA); and Mark Cavagnero Associates (San Francisco, CA).</em></p> <p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/73244017/four-design-teams-shortlisted-for-major-rehabilitation-of-gropius-designed-athens-chancery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Four Design Teams Shortlisted for Major Rehabilitation of Gropius-Designed Athens Chancery</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/73244017/four-design-teams-shortlisted-for-major-rehabilitation-of-gropius-designed-athens-chancery Four Design Teams Shortlisted for Major Rehabilitation of Gropius-Designed Athens Chancery Alexander Walter 2013-05-15T19:26:00-04:00 >2013-11-19T19:55:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/re/relz5jgk7k683as6.jpg" width="514" height="414" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Four design firms have been shortlisted by the U.S. Department of State&rsquo;s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) for the major rehabilitation of the Athens Chancery project. The iconic modernist embassy building, designed by Walter Gropius with consulting architect Pericles A. Sakellarios, was constructed between 1959 and 1961 and is a protected architectural landmark.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The shortlisted firms are:</p> <ul><li> Ann Beha Architects, Boston, MA</li> <li> DesignLab Architects, Inc., Boston, MA</li> <li> Machado Silvetti / Baker, Boston, MA</li> <li> Mark Cavagnero Associates, San Francisco, CA</li> </ul><p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/86931797/ann-beha-architects-selected-for-major-rehabilitation-of-gropius-designed-athens-chancery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ann Beha Architects selected for major rehabilitation of Gropius-designed Athens Chancery</a></p>