Archinect - News 2014-10-22T19:11:23-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/104785258/london-s-canary-wharf-spreads-east-with-new-towers-and-3-000-homes-planned London's Canary Wharf spreads east with new towers and 3,000 homes planned Alexander Walter 2014-07-22T13:18:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T21:36:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ed/ed6a3a6d555ec29918bfef97eae5657d.jpg" width="220" height="310" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>More than 3,000 homes are to be built at the eastern edge of Canary Wharf after Tower Hamlets council gave the green light for the project, the first extension to the financial district since the banking crisis struck in 2008. [...] Its centrepiece, at 211m the tallest building, is a 57-storey cylindrical residential skyscraper facing the waters of South Dock, designed by Herzog &amp; de Meuron [...]</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/104155289/herzog-de-meuron-s-undulating-condo-design-for-the-hudson-river-waterfront-revealed Herzog & de Meuron's Undulating Condo Design for the Hudson River Waterfront Revealed Diane Pham 2014-07-14T15:22:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T20:28:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u9/u9ixjlhpu8mfhl0z.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since former Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that the far west side is the city&rsquo;s new Gold Coast and Manhattan&rsquo;s last frontier, a necklace of ravishing projects have been announced along the Hudson River waterfront. The latest reveal is for a new 12-story, 88-unit condominium coming from Herzog &amp; de Meuron Architects. The Hudson Square site at 156 Leroy Street will replace a handful of low-slung buildings that include two auto-body shops, a gentleman&rsquo;s club and the former Lunchbox Diner.</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/98899857/herzog-de-meuron-wins-their-first-canadian-project-with-designing-the-new-vancouver-art-gallery Herzog & de Meuron wins their first Canadian project with designing the new Vancouver Art Gallery Justine Testado 2014-04-29T13:46:00-04:00 >2014-05-06T22:54:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9a/9ab5cnyci07btyj1.jpg" width="514" height="323" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Herzog &amp; de Meuron will be designing the new Vancouver Art Gallery, as announced today by the institution. The space of the current 300,000 sq.ft Gallery will be doubled and provide facilities to support the museum's continuously increasing number of collections, exhibitions, and programs. Among Herzog &amp; de Meuron's notable cultural institution projects worldwide,&nbsp; the new Vancouver Art Gallery will be the Swiss firm's first Canadian project. Conceptual designs are expected to be revealed in early 2015.</p><p>HdM was selected out of a star-studded shortlist that consisted of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106441/diller-scofidio-renfro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diller Scofidio + Renfro</a> (New York), <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1492/twbta-tod-williams-billie-tsien" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects</a> (New York), <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/19801/kpmb-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KPMB Architects </a>(Toronto), and <a href="http://archinect.com/sanaa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA</a> (Tokyo). The finalists, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90858670/vancouver-art-gallery-opens-up-shortlist-ring-to-five-international-design-heavyweights" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">who were announced in January</a>, were chosen out of 75 firms from 16 countries who submitted to an open Request for Qualifications process issued by the Gallery.</p><p>Here's more detail about the project from the Vancouver Art Gallery:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zh/zhik04ydrha4l1b4.jpg"></p><p>"The Vancouver Art Gallery&rsquo;s Architect Selection...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90858670/vancouver-art-gallery-opens-up-shortlist-ring-to-five-international-design-heavyweights Vancouver Art Gallery opens up shortlist ring to five international design heavyweights Alexander Walter 2014-01-09T21:04:00-05:00 >2014-01-15T11:18:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7w/7wox1wrvjmol09vm.jpg" width="514" height="324" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The heat is on in the architectural competition for Vancouver Art Gallery's new downtown home on a site at West Georgia and Cambie Streets. From a pool of 75 applicants, the gallery narrowed down a shortlist of five firms &mdash; all of which are no strangers to designing world-class exhibition spaces.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The five finalists are:</p> <ul><li> Diller Scofidio + Renfro (New York)</li> <li> Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects (New York)</li> <li> Herzog &amp; de Meuron (Basel)</li> <li> KPMB Architects (Toronto)</li> <li> SANAA (Tokyo)</li> </ul><p> Could this be the welcome redemption time for TWBTA after <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90772488/american-folk-art-museum-will-be-razed-in-diller-scofidio-renfro-s-moma-expansion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">it was announced</a> just yesterday that DS+R's MoMA expansion will officially raze the much beloved <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/8366/american-folk-art-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">American Folk Art Museum</a>? <em>(*ding ding ding!*)</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90758694/hamburg-concert-hall-blame-game-begins-in-800-million-hall-saga Hamburg Concert Hall: Blame game begins in €800-million hall saga Alexander Walter 2014-01-08T14:03:00-05:00 >2014-01-13T17:11:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f09x45hto5jti3ua.jpg" width="514" height="264" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>German taxpayers are expected to spend almost &euro;800 million on the project, which has been criticized by politicians and the media as a waste of public funds. The costs have included &euro;300 on a toilet brush. [...] Meanwhile, architects Herzog &amp; de Meuron were blamed for the chaos at the Hamburg building site, after failing to stick to the planning schedule.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously:</p> <ul><li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/38977606/hamburg-sues-over-herzog-de-meuron-s-pricey-late-concert-hall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hamburg sues over Herzog &amp; de Meuron's pricey, late concert hall</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/75452818/starchitect-trio-the-men-behind-germany-s-building-debacles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Starchitect Trio: The Men Behind Germany's Building Debacles</a></li> </ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/88773559/the-p-rez-art-museum-miami-built-for-people The Pérez Art Museum Miami: Built for People Archinect 2013-12-13T19:44:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T19:50:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oj/ojxos3yc9v4bntgj.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The new P&eacute;rez Art Museum that opened here last week embodies a vernacular style&mdash;deep-shaded, loose-limbed and connected to the tropics&mdash;that should have been but never was because of those two invasive species, Art Deco and the air conditioner.</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/88063113/preview-the-p-rez-art-museum-miami-ahead-of-its-art-basel-debut Preview The Pérez Art Museum Miami Ahead Of Its Art Basel Debut Archinect 2013-12-04T14:39:00-05:00 >2013-12-09T18:15:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/70/70522991d5f066db1a7cf14ff923fa49.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Miami&rsquo;s new art museum, the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), opens on December 4th. The subtle building, designed by the Basel architecture firm, Herzog &amp; de Meuron, isn't exactly what you'd expect from a city that produced the Mediterranean Revival, Art Deco, Morris Lapidus, and Arquitectonica.</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/87147143/herzog-de-meuron-designs-131m-art-oasis-in-miami Herzog & de Meuron designs $131m art oasis in Miami Archinect 2013-11-22T14:54:00-05:00 >2013-11-22T16:27:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cv/cvw1nybzvdmywea5.jpg" width="514" height="198" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Swiss architecture firm Herzog &amp; de Meuron went tropical to design an alluring home for a museum long stifled by a bad building in an unfortunate location. The Perez now has a shot at establishing itself as a major destination.</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/78986133/hassell-herzog-de-meuron-win-flinders-street-station-competition HASSELL + Herzog & de Meuron Win Flinders Street Station Competition Alexander Walter 2013-08-08T13:44:00-04:00 >2013-08-14T11:56:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s5/s5zx4plyr0zdcrht.jpg" width="514" height="292" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Jury of Melbourne's Flinders Street Station competition was unanimous in the highly anticipated selection of the final winner: the beautiful vaulted roof-scape designed by Australian/Swiss team HASSELL + Herzog &amp; de Meuron with London-based Purcell as heritage consultants. The entry by Eduardo Velasquez, Manuel Pineda and Santiago Medina was announced as Winner of the People's Choice Award.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/78003654/big-names-on-flinders-street-station-shortlist-public-voting-now-open" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Big Names on Flinders Street Station Shortlist - Public Voting Now Open</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78003654/big-names-on-flinders-street-station-shortlist-public-voting-now-open Big Names on Flinders Street Station Shortlist - Public Voting Now Open Alexander Walter 2013-07-26T20:27:00-04:00 >2013-08-08T13:56:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l6/l662hzt0t4xel89n.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The public is invited to vote for their favorite entry from a field of six finalists in the Flinders Street Station Design Competition, an international, high-profile architectural competition to rejuvenate and restore the historic Flinders Street Station in Melbourne, Australia. The shortlist sports some big names, including Pritzker Prize winners Zaha Hadid and the team of Jaques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Voting opened this week and is accessible via the <a href="http://vote.majorprojects.vic.gov.au/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">competition website</a> until Monday, August 5th, 2013.</p> <p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/78986133/hassell-herzog-de-meuron-win-flinders-street-station-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HASSELL + Herzog &amp; de Meuron Win Flinders Street Station Competition</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/76048999/herzog-de-meuron-tfp-farrells-win-m-at-west-kowloon-cultural-district Herzog & de Meuron / TFP Farrells Win M+ at West Kowloon Cultural District Alexander Walter 2013-06-28T18:37:00-04:00 >2013-07-08T19:44:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6l/6llm8p6xcxbl2kfy.jpg" width="514" height="658" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The team Herzog &amp; de Meuron + TFP Farrells is the winner of the international competition to design M+, Hong Kong's future museum for visual culture in the West Kowloon Cultural District. The winning team will work closely with the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority over the next four years to design and deliver the ambitious project which is scheduled for completion in 2017.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>Six teams were shortlisted in December last year and invited to submit conceptual designs for the building, including the international design heavy hitters Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa/SANAA, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Shigeru Ban Architects + Thomas Chow Architects, </em><em>Sn&oslash;hetta</em><em>, and Toyo Ito &amp; Associates, Architects + Benoy Limited.</em></p> <p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/63137333/shortlist-announced-for-m-at-west-kowloon-cultural-district" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shortlist Announced for M+ at West Kowloon Cultural District</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/75452818/starchitect-trio-the-men-behind-germany-s-building-debacles Starchitect Trio: The Men Behind Germany's Building Debacles Orhan Ayyüce 2013-06-17T16:43:00-04:00 >2014-01-20T15:10:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rh/rh9bvb6cpfuyktj2.jpg" width="514" height="191" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>SPIEGEL: Mr. de Meuron, Mr. von Gerkan and Mr. Ingenhoven, architecture's reputation in this country is worse than ever. How much of the blame do you bear?</p></em><br /><br /><p> Stuttgart's train station, Hamburg's concert house and Berlin's airport: Three projects in Germany are currently competing to be seen as the country's most disastrous. SPIEGEL spoke to the star architects behind the construction sites.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/72192458/herzog-de-meuron-selected-to-design-the-national-library-of-israel Herzog & de Meuron selected to design the National Library of Israel Archinect 2013-04-29T16:44:00-04:00 >2013-05-06T09:43:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cj/cj97hyku2k41pc1c.jpg" width="514" height="627" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After extensive discussions, the panel decided to recommend the Swiss office of Herzog &amp; de Meuron to be the architects for the National Library of Israel. The panel, which was already aware of the many significant works of these Pritzker prize laureates, was extraordinarily impressed by the commitment shown by Jacques Herzog &amp; Pierre de Meuron, as well as by the strengths and promise of their architectural approach...</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/67993762/herzog-de-meuron-designed-nyc-tower-hits-the-market Herzog & de Meuron-Designed NYC Tower Hits the Market sara@curbed 2013-02-20T17:23:00-05:00 >2013-02-24T18:56:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mt/mtkrvr2474ua938u.jpg" width="300" height="200" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The long-stalled Tribeca building announced its comeback in October, only a week before resuming construction. Now the Herzog &amp; de Meuron-designed tower is officially on the market. Nine listings have popped up on StreetEasy, ranging in price from a 2BR for $3.625 million to a 4BR penthouse for $24 million.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Herzog &amp; de Meuron's glassy Tribeca tower is, after many years, finally on the market, with prices starting at $3.625 million.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/66180004/herzog-de-meuron-to-build-one-of-london-s-tallest-residential-towers Herzog & de Meuron to build one of London's tallest residential towers Archinect 2013-01-24T19:48:00-05:00 >2013-01-25T12:20:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r0/r0sljmu757rx2gku.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Swiss practice is one of three that have been commissioned by Canary Wharf Group to design the first phase of the Wood Wharf development. Allies &amp; Morrison has been appointed to design two new office buildings which will sit either side of the western end of the high street. The offices, aimed at IT services and new media companies, will sit above two storeys of retail.</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/63273057/eleven-eleven-a-film-on-h-dm-s-miami-parking-garage eleven eleven, a film on H&dM's Miami parking garage Archinect 2012-12-12T14:41:00-05:00 >2012-12-27T13:33:17-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jo/jo0rz9yh47aeavu2.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's known as Eleven Eleven, and it has changed people&rsquo;s perception about what a utilitarian structure can be; and has ignited conversations worldwide about its design and use. This garage has reshaped the urban fabric of the city and people are going there to get married, relax, and enjoy a cocktail.</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/63351545/ground-breaking-for-herzog-de-meuron-s-porta-volta-in-milan Ground-breaking for Herzog & de Meuron's Porta Volta in Milan Archinect 2012-11-21T12:48:00-05:00 >2012-12-13T18:50:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qr/qrkfgajskacmozr0.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With a press conference held on the construction site today, the Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli celebrates the ground-breaking for the new Porta Volta. The project comprises the 2&rsquo;500 sqm Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, an 7&rsquo;500 sqm Office Building and a generous 15&rsquo;000 sqm Green Area.</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/59150916/work-to-begin-on-herzog-de-meuron-s-56-leonard-st-tower Work to Begin on Herzog & de Meuron's 56 Leonard St. Tower Archinect 2012-10-12T11:16:00-04:00 >2012-10-17T15:32:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nb/nbj8hmtyd3fue9cc.jpg" width="514" height="743" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Four years of construction is expected to begin next week on the long delayed 56 Leonard Street, the 830-foot-high residential tower announced four years ago for the southwest corner of Church and Leonard streets. For more than three years, the building's completed foundation has sat barren while the recession-stymied developer, the Alexico Group, sought financing to complete the project.</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/58912116/editor-s-picks-285 Editor's Picks #285 Nam Henderson 2012-10-09T12:17:00-04:00 >2012-10-09T19:51:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x2/x2f8qlihamycjd67.jpg" width="514" height="511" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/58547076/working-out-of-the-box-ioana-urma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">For the latest edition of the Working out of the Box series, Archinect featured Ioana Urma</a>.&nbsp;Ioana has completed a number of (public) art projects &ndash; murals, installations and other media and also does freelance commissions, ranging from 2D to 3D: books, illustrations, interiors, art installations, paintings, murals, architectural renovations and exhibit&nbsp;designs.</p> <p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/58425796/showcase-stelzhamerschule-linz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KIRSCH Architecture also shared their redevelopment and extension of Stelzhamerschule in Linz Austria</a>, for the latest edition of Archinect&rsquo;s <strong>ShowCase </strong>series.</p> <p><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/58357435/radical-pedagogies-in-architectural-education" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Recently&nbsp; in The Architectural Review, Beatriz Colomina wrote about Radical Pedagogies in&nbsp; Architectural Education</a>.&nbsp;In the piece she argued that the discipline can best be changed by revolutionizing the way it is taught.&nbsp;Yet, <strong>toasteroven</strong> suggested "<em>this look back to the 60s and 70s pedagogical experiments is in real danger of regression to paternalistic &lsquo;functionalism&rsquo;... I don't know where we're headed but i'd take empty and overly expensive technological formalism ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/58497076/herzog-de-meuron-s-parrish-art-museum Herzog & de Meuron’s Parrish Art Museum Archinect 2012-10-02T19:16:00-04:00 >2012-10-08T18:57:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/da/daln5xd1w6j19spq.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The new building cost about $26 million to build&mdash;70 percent below the previous budget. But is less less? When the new plan was announced, Nicolai Ouroussoff, writing in the Times, thought so, calling it "a major step down in architectural ambition." Ouroussoff was wrong. True, no one can know what the "cluster of pavilions" would have looked like. I can only report that the rectangular building is a triumph. The materials are gorgeous.</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/55823143/what-do-average-new-yorkers-think-of-40-bond-street What do average New Yorkers think of 40 Bond Street? HotSoup 2012-08-23T15:44:00-04:00 >2012-09-03T06:37:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zv/zv5jtyb8zldjqo15.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since it was finished half a dozen years ago, Herzog &amp; de Meuron's 40 Bond Street has become one the foremost icons of the current generation of New York City architecture. Or so the design cognoscenti think. But what about everybody else? Among average New Yorkers, opinions are mixed in this funny video. One guy who definitely does not like the place is a cranky old neighbor from down the block.</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/53293231/how-to-fill-an-empty-bird-s-nest-beijing-s-olympic-woes How To Fill An Empty Bird's Nest: Beijing's Olympic Woes Paul Petrunia 2012-07-10T13:55:00-04:00 >2012-07-11T18:54:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rv/rvzguhe2huoumrdi.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ai Weiwei has never set foot inside the [Bird's Nest]. He told NPR that the stadium has become entirely divorced from ordinary people. "We love this building, but we don't like the content they have put in, the kind of propaganda. They dissociated this building [from] citizens' celebration or happiness, [it's] not integrated with the city's life," Ai said. "So I told them I will never go to this building."</p></em><br /><br /><p> The attached photos were taken by me on a recent trip to Beijing.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/49782420/serpentine-gallery-opens-pavilion-without-ai-weiwei Serpentine Gallery Opens Pavilion (Without Ai Weiwei) Alexander Walter 2012-05-31T16:50:00-04:00 >2012-06-05T23:36:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/no/no9gpmm8mzmo3xvf.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London, designed by Swiss architects Herzog &amp; de Meuron and Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, was presented to the press today before it will officially open to the public tomorrow, June 1.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>Since Chinese officials had put Ai Weiwei on 'city arrest' in his hometown Beijing, he was not able to attend the ceremony together with his design collaborators Jaques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron. Weiwei was however allowed to send a recorded statement: &ldquo;As an artist, I&rsquo;m always very interested in putting art, design, architecture and social change together&thinsp;...&thinsp;to give new possibilities.&rdquo;</em></p> <p> <em>For a detailed conceptual description by Herzog &amp; de Meuron and Ai Weiwei, check out this <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/first_images_of_the_2012_serpentine_gallery_pavilion_by_herzog_de_meuron_an" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previous Bustler post</a>.</em></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l2/l2xtcaco839drj63.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kx/kxfuj8kyy2ythu92.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fe/fe4hngvhkyh6yftq.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uy/uytf2q6va6c6zexc.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>All photographs above: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012 Designed by Herzog &amp; de Meuron and Ai Weiwei &copy; Herzog &amp; de Meuron and Ai Weiwei (Photo &copy; 2012 Iwan Baan)</em></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a9/a9q16iqhqbcs4sef.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z5/z5d0n2ztdeja49qd.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q7/q73hnq7vm0yzezv6.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k8/k8uwsjkbybslc7x0.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0p/0p3pfefxrg1p34j7.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ug/ugl8lh51oppm489a.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>All drawings and renderings above: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012, designed by Herzog &amp; de Meuron &amp; Ai Weiwei &copy; 2012, by Herzog &amp; de Meuron and Ai Weiwei</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/48377338/editor-s-picks-264 Editor's Picks #264 Nam Henderson 2012-05-14T11:59:00-04:00 >2012-06-18T19:07:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7s/7sizizadismyyr8h.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The latest Showcase feature profiles the Summer House in Austria by Judith Benzer Architektur, the design of which is oriented by the cubature of the Kellerst&ouml;ckel (wine house), typical of the Southern Burgenland region. stroke123 liked it but wondered "how does the roof shed water? Waterproof membrane and concealed gutters and downspouts?".</p></em><br /><br /><p> The latest <strong>Showcase</strong> feature <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/47317600/showcase-summer-house-in-southern-burgenland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">profiles the Summer House in Austria </a>by <a href="http://www.judithbenzer.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Judith Benzer Architektur</a>,&nbsp;the design of which is oriented by the cubature of the Kellerst&ouml;ckel (wine house), typical of the Southern Burgenland region. I particularly loved the detailing for sharp edges of the cubature which are formed by copper corner plates.&nbsp;<strong>stroke123</strong> liked it but wondered "<em>how does the roof shed water?&nbsp; Waterproof membrane and concealed gutters and downspouts?</em>". While <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/10878493/andrew-chaveas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andrew Chaveas</a>&nbsp;complemented the "<em>great compilation/composition of materials</em>"&nbsp;yet still thought <a href="http://www.herzogdemeuron.com/index/projects/complete-works/126-150/128-house-in-leymen/IMAGE.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">H&amp;dM has a better commentary</a>&nbsp;on the "house", here referring to that firm&rsquo;s House in Leymen.</p> <p> <br> For the latest <strong>In Focus</strong> interview Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/47288629/in-focus-brad-feinknopf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">spoke with American architectural photographer Brad Feinknopf</a>, who has shot over 100 AIA Award winning projects.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6b/6bbf1r8koafmjmlu.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/47664005/first-images-of-the-2012-serpentine-gallery-pavilion-by-herzog-de-meuron-and-ai-weiwei" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's Serpentine Gallery released plans for the 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion designed by Herzog &amp; de Meuron and Ai Weiwei</a>.&nbsp;Although the original design announcement "<em>descr...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/47664005/first-images-of-the-2012-serpentine-gallery-pavilion-by-herzog-de-meuron-and-ai-weiwei First Images of the 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei Alexander Walter 2012-05-07T20:14:00-04:00 >2012-05-28T01:11:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5o/5o4ogaqocb7nmpix.jpg" width="514" height="426" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>London's Serpentine Gallery just released plans for the 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion designed by Herzog &amp; de Meuron and Ai Weiwei. This summer's pavilion, the twelfth commission in the gallery&rsquo;s annual series, will be open to the public from June 1 to October 14, 2012.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Let us know what you think about this year's pavilion design in the comment section below. You can also re-read reactions to the initial announcement of the design team <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/37235400/bird-s-nest-collaborators-ai-weiwei-and-herzog-de-meuron-selected-for-2012-serpentine" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/46153346/zaha-hadid-for-park-avenue-she-and-10-starchitects-compete-to-design-a-750-million-skyscraper Zaha Hadid for Park Avenue? She and 10 Starchitects Compete to Design a $750-Million Skyscraper Archinect 2012-04-24T18:12:00-04:00 >2012-05-03T09:15:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/35/35a688a65d78a282ca9a5cf29d09a99d.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The site of 425 Park Avenue now awaits its fate as a star-studded line-up of prospective architects compete for the chance to helm the $750 million project. L&amp;L Holding Co. has tapped Jean Nouvel, Herzog &amp; de Meuron, Foster &amp; Partners, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Richard Meier, Renzo Piano and others with high hopes to create a "bespoke skyscraper that will both complement Park Avenue's existing architectural treasures and make its own indelible mark in the world's most timeless office corridor"..</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/38977606/hamburg-sues-over-herzog-de-meuron-s-pricey-late-concert-hall Hamburg sues over Herzog & de Meuron's pricey, late concert hall Archinect 2012-02-22T12:49:00-05:00 >2012-02-25T23:44:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pt/pt4yilm16sd1dam2.jpg" width="514" height="317" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The city was initially prepared to contribute &euro;77 million to the project &ndash; but this figure has since gone up by nearly five times to more than &euro;323 million &ndash; more than half the expected &euro;600 million total cost. And the original completion date of 2010 has been pushed back to 2014. The building&rsquo;s designers had underestimated certain costs &ndash; such as an acoustic panelling for the main concert hall which cost five times as much as expected, adding more than &euro;10 million to the bill.</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/37468738/an-interview-with-jacques-herzog An interview with Jacques Herzog Places Journal 2012-02-09T11:14:00-05:00 >2012-02-12T23:38:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wq/wqwjdum6zd414an8.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In this uniformity, I see a tendency among architects to respect and maintain the status quo, and a consensus about what architecture is and can do for our society. That&rsquo;s the expression of a decorative understanding of architecture, even if it expresses itself in a subtle, modernist language. (Jacques Herzog)</p></em><br /><br /><p> On Places, Jacques Herzog discusses the recent work of Herzog &amp; de Meuron and the challenges of maintaining a creatively vital practice, in an interview with Hubertus Adam and J. Christoph Burkle.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/37235400/bird-s-nest-collaborators-ai-weiwei-and-herzog-de-meuron-selected-for-2012-serpentine Bird's Nest Collaborators, Ai Weiwei and Herzog & de Meuron, selected for 2012 Serpentine Archinect 2012-02-07T10:42:00-05:00 >2012-05-07T20:21:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sd/sds9onk8bqlxsm8r.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Herzog &amp; de Meuron and Ai Weiwei collaboration &ndash; the 12th pavilion &ndash; breaks the mould of the sequence so far as the criterion for the commission had been for an architect not to have built in England. But Herzog &amp; de Meuron are also deeply engaged in the art world, having built the Walker Art Centre in Minneapolis and the de Young Museum in San Francisco. They are currently working on art museums in New York, Miami and Kolkata.</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/22956626/fixer-upper-with-unique-challenge Fixer-Upper With Unique Challenge anthony dong 2011-10-06T13:40:35-04:00 >2011-10-06T19:00:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n7/n7e0qxtyh9xe7v76.jpg" width="322" height="498" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The architects recognize that the armory as an exhibition space is a far cry from conventional &ldquo;white cube&rdquo; galleries, or what Mr. Herzog called &ldquo;egocentric, architecturally driven museums.&rdquo; But he said the spaces are likely to inspire artists, not limit them. &ldquo;Artists have increasingly started to like strange places to put their art,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;The specific conditions are unique and interesting and every artist is challenged to put his paintings or performances in such historic conditions.&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>