Archinect - News 2014-07-24T02:35:53-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/104480216/how-much-are-curators-really-paid How much are curators really paid? Alexander Walter 2014-07-18T14:30:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T18:03:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c4/c44e32df778961ca671cd9c910619b9d.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Many in the art world were staggered by recent reports that the Italian curator Germano Celant is being paid &euro;750,000 to organise a pavilion for the Milan Expo 2015. Celant&rsquo;s fee, and the incredulity it provoked, raises questions about how much curators are typically paid for organising biennials and large-scale international exhibitions. The Art Newspaper surveyed around 40 international curators and biennial organisers [...].</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/101038568/construction-spending-reaches-its-highest-level-since-2009 Construction Spending Reaches Its Highest Level Since 2009 Alexander Walter 2014-06-03T21:11:00-04:00 >2014-06-10T19:22:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/45/45l2r6ukn719inlv.jpg" width="200" height="250" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Construction spending posted modest gains in April, driven by an uptick in home building and government construction that lifted total activity to the highest level since March 2009. Spending rose 0.2 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $953.5 billion [...].</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/100575086/office-rents-cut-at-one-world-trade-due-to-tenant-shortage Office Rents Cut at One World Trade Due to Tenant Shortage Alexander Walter 2014-05-28T13:39:00-04:00 >2014-06-03T23:03:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ea/ea61a03c295e71fd247f4aba99bab85b.jpg" width="262" height="394" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The owners of the tallest tower at the World Trade Center are cutting office rents just months before it opens because of slow leasing activity. Only one private tenant has signed a lease at One World Trade Center in nearly three years: a one-floor deal with advertising firm Kids Creative that was signed last week. The 3.1-million-square-foot skyscraper, formerly named the Freedom Tower, is 55% leased.</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/99308877/postcard-perfect-the-big-business-of-city-branding Postcard-perfect: the big business of city branding Alexander Walter 2014-05-06T15:38:00-04:00 >2014-05-13T23:05:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d6/d634cd9e553420d3102c6cddd0a46746.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Yet uniqueness is the goal of city branding, which during the past few years has grown into a global industry connected to tourism and the media-sports-and-entertainment complex. Originally a promotional scheme meant to lure new residents, city branding is now a slogan tied to a public relations campaign to make the places where we live into &ldquo;destinations&rdquo;. As always with branding, image is everything.</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/98610339/business-is-blooming-for-landscapers Business Is Blooming For Landscapers Alexander Walter 2014-04-24T13:45:00-04:00 >2014-04-28T19:41:36-04:00 <em><p>&ldquo;[...] data show the construction sector and many related industries are among the fastest growing private-company industries,&rdquo; said Sageworks analyst Libby Bierman. &ldquo;In the last year or so, the housing market really started to pick back up, which means more people employed real estate agents and construction firms for new or existing homes and buildings. [...] started to refresh the exteriors of residences and commercial real estate, using the services of professional landscapers.&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/96639074/u-s-architecture-firm-prospers-in-china-through-focus-fit U.S. Architecture Firm Prospers In China Through Focus, Fit Alexander Walter 2014-03-27T13:32:00-04:00 >2014-03-31T20:26:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7r/7rqoivlo980yhk6v.jpg" width="360" height="270" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>China&rsquo;s economic boom has enriched many of the country&rsquo;s largest real estate entrepreneurs.[...] Yet China&rsquo;s building surge in recent years has also helped overseas architects to prosper in the world&rsquo;s most populous nation. One U.S. firm to find success is Altoon Partners of Los Angeles. Although relatively small compared with the largest global architecture firms, Altoon was &ldquo;unfazed by the muscle of (its) competitors&rdquo; when it entered the market, and has focused tightly on its strengths[...]</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/79606944/why-aren-t-there-more-designer-founders Why Aren't There More Designer Founders? Archinect 2013-08-16T14:37:00-04:00 >2013-08-16T14:38:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f2/f2100d4b32a35fe3102c7df83e30beb0.jpg" width="514" height="376" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We&rsquo;re supposedly in the midst of a design renaissance, where beyond the clich&eacute; Steve Jobs and Apple ecosystem example, we see a design-centric focus in everything from soap (Method) and thermostats (Nest) to email (Mailbox) and even baby food (Plum Organics). And yet, there&rsquo;s a dearth of designer founders.</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/76593872/dead-malls-get-new-life 'Dead malls' get new life Alexander Walter 2013-07-08T13:10:00-04:00 >2013-07-15T18:16:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d2/d2418554ef49550c128b2d6932753e9a.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Shopping malls around the country are dropping like flies. Roughly a third have trouble keeping the lights on. And estimates from Green Street Advisors suggest 10 percent of indoor malls will go dark within a decade, due to changing consumer tastes. But some malls are putting up a fight, even with one foot in the grave.</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/70587375/the-rise-and-fall-of-scottish-architects-rmjm The rise and fall of Scottish architects RMJM Archinect 2013-04-03T16:44:00-04:00 >2013-04-08T20:36:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/04/0473e3585cce5fea02b718d64c043505.jpg" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;When one office was doing well, another was not doing as well,&rdquo; says the source. &ldquo;But we always managed it so that there was the see-saw effect &ndash; one office would be profitable and another would be in the doldrums. But we managed to keep the group afloat.&rdquo; &ldquo;What people are worried about now is that the people who ran the company down are still the ones in charge.&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/69771578/architecture-billings-up-for-seventh-consecutive-month Architecture Billings Up for Seventh Consecutive Month Archinect 2013-03-20T13:57:00-04:00 >2013-03-21T17:22:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2t/2t7nrs1wrvolid5r.jpg" width="514" height="369" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In February, the American Institute of Architects&rsquo; Architecture Billings Index marked its seventh consecutive month of growth in the demand for architectural design services. With a national score of 54.9, up from January&rsquo;s score of 54.2, the architecture industry is seeing continued strength and a higher rate of growth of billings than it has seen since the bubble burst five years ago. (A score above 50.0 in the index means that demand is increasing.)</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/68823676/editor-s-picks-305 Editor's Picks #305 Nam Henderson 2013-03-05T11:42:00-05:00 >2013-03-08T18:47:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3t/3t9ebvaqgrtluobt.jpg" width="514" height="681" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>vado retro summed up the design "a box within a box and one box the one inside, the inside box is at an angle. oh and there are trees" but Alex Gomez added "Although the facade is superficial, I feel it will succeed in attracting &lsquo;qualitative and quantitative tourist flows in the area,&rsquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>News</strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/68531159/bernard-tschumi-presents-grottammare-cultural-center-his-first-project-in-italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><br> Over at Bustler.net, Bernard Tschumi Architects unveiled the schematic design for the firm's first work in Italy: ANIMA, a new cultural center in the city of Grottammare</a>. The project has been commissioned by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Ascoli Piceno and the Municipality of Grottammare and is expected to be completed by 2016.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3t/3t9ebvaqgrtluobt.jpg" title=""></p> <p> In the description of the project, it states: &ldquo;<em>Could one design a facade without resorting to formal composition? Could one design a facade that would be neither abstract nor figurative, but formless, so to speak? Our motivation in raising these questions was both economic and cultural: At a time of economic crisis, to indulge in formal geometries made out of complex volumetric curves did not seem a responsible option. The time of &lsquo;Iconism&rsquo; seemed to be over</em>".</p> <p> <strong>vado retro</strong> summed up the design "<em>a box within a box and one box the one inside, the inside box is at an angle. oh and there are trees</em>" but <a href="http://archinect.com/alex-gomez" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alex Gomez</a> added "<em>Although the facade is s...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/64962551/airport-city-manchester-a-650-million-aerotropolis Airport City Manchester – a £650 million ‘Aerotropolis’ Anna Johnson 2013-01-07T00:31:00-05:00 >2013-01-07T18:21:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vk/vkzi5smjscdx2hpt.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has outlined redevelopment plans worth &pound;650 million to create Airport City Manchester, a future &lsquo;aerotropolis&rsquo;, close to Manchester Airport, the UK&rsquo;s third busiest airport.</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/53817649/inside-the-board-rooms-of-global-economic-power Inside the Board Rooms of Global Economic Power Paul Petrunia 2012-07-19T15:04:00-04:00 >2012-07-20T15:47:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eq/eqe9xauxuxbxkbhc.jpg" width="514" height="410" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://www.wired.com/rawfile/2012/07/board-rooms-jacqueline-hassink/?pid=3022" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wired shares images</a> of executive board rooms for some of the world's most powerful groups. Most of these look just like my grandparents dining room.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8s/8su6lz87xc5hdifk.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/49254275/pritzker-prize-s-double-payoff-fame-for-chinese-architect-possible-brand-boost-for-hyatt Pritzker prize’s double payoff: Fame for Chinese architect, possible brand boost for Hyatt Archinect 2012-05-24T14:14:00-04:00 >2012-05-25T13:03:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6b/6b8c96348002a7e92abfe7f4830ff896.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When architect Wang Shu accepts his field&rsquo;s richest prize in a ceremony Friday at the seat of China&rsquo;s legislature, a symbolic second winner will be waiting in the background &mdash; Hyatt Hotels. The Pritzker Architecture Prize has special resonance for communist leaders who want to promote China as a global cultural power. Receiving it made Wang a celebrity in China. Until now, the 49-year-old had been little known outside architecture circles.</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/47636268/a-call-for-design-entrepreneurs A Call for Design Entrepreneurs Archinect 2012-05-07T14:25:00-04:00 >2012-05-07T18:49:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b7/b7f8aeaca538eb2365a074b3058e7a37.jpg" width="514" height="408" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>MASS Design Group is one of a handful of nonprofits showing that design isn&rsquo;t just for the wealthy, nor is it just image-making. The challenge, for MASS and others trying to do public service design work, is to make their operations financially sustainable. As students, MASS provided much of their work on the Butaro Hospital pro bono, but they are not students anymore. The staff of MASS eclipsed 20 in the past year...</p></em><br /><br /><p> Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/16646139/showcase-butaro-hospital-in-rwanda" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ShowCase: Butaro Hospital in Rwanda</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/46884404/popuphood-aims-to-bring-new-business-to-old-oakland 'Popuphood' aims to bring new business to Old Oakland Alexander Walter 2012-05-01T02:13:00-04:00 >2012-05-01T07:52:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qa/qalezruy3bs3h54l.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>You've heard of popup stores, right? Companies setting up storefronts that might only be around for a week or a day or even just a couple of hours. [...] In Oakland, Calif., they've taken it to the next level. A handful of stores have popped up all at the same time -- with no plans to close. It's called a popup hood. And Andrew Stelzer reports, it may be coming soon to a hood near you.</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/43162726/new-york-city-s-design-schools-are-booming-but-artists-want-biz-skills New York City's Design Schools are Booming, But Artists Want Biz Skills Archinect 2012-03-29T20:40:00-04:00 >2012-03-30T12:33:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c2/c22d49f88e6c611a4f49e163a3f2d42b.jpg" width="280" height="186" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Released on Sunday by the Center for an Urban Future &mdash; a think tank focused on New York City &mdash; &ldquo;Designing New York&rsquo;s Future&rdquo; cites that New York City graduates twice as many students in design and architecture as any other city in the country. While extolling the schools&rsquo; strengths, the report also advocates for more business coursework in curricula...</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/26287990/why-frank-gehry-is-looking-to-asia Why Frank Gehry Is Looking to Asia Archinect 2011-11-04T13:14:51-04:00 >2011-11-04T13:14:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/78/78a922af8a7f9208fa83c6d25eae3ee6.jpg" width="190" height="214" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Experts in the building industry don&rsquo;t expect the slump to end anytime soon&mdash;especially for the big marquee commissions for which Gehry is known. &ldquo;The U.S. domestic market is not in the position right now to fund [major] projects in the private or public sector,&rdquo; says Clark Manus, president at the American Institute of Architects and chief executive officer at San Francisco-based Heller Manus Architects. &ldquo;This is the new normal.&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/5879722/zaha-hadid-makes-rich-list-for-first-time Zaha Hadid makes rich list for first time Paul Petrunia 2011-05-10T16:05:55-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1i/1ipizu0grmv1mpti.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Zaha Hadid has made the Sunday Times Rich List for the first time, with her personal wealth estimated at &pound;37 million. Hadid features in the extended list of the UK&rsquo;s 2,000 wealthiest people, due to be published in full later this month. The threshold for entering the top 1000 is &pound;70 million.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously discussed: <a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/105401/zaha-hadid-to-make-100-staff-redundant" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid to make 100 staff redundant</a></p>