Archinect - News 2014-10-26T01:12:54-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/108191789/foster-partners-and-fr-ee-collaboration-to-design-new-mexico-city-international-airport Foster + Partners and FR-EE collaboration to design new Mexico City International Airport Justine Testado 2014-09-04T18:53:00-04:00 >2014-09-04T18:53:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mr/mrsjt45vjaqt0p5q.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A collaboration consisting of Foster + Partners, FR-EE (Fernando Romero Enterprise), and NACO (Netherlands Airport Consultants) won the international competition to design the new Mexico City International Airport in Mexico. The airport's design is surely aiming to set the standard for the airport of the future. Not only is the new structure expected to be one of the world's largest airports at 555,000 sq. meters, it also aims to be the world's most sustainable airport.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rb/rbup10w48atlzlaj.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/04/04t64ee1hfwpd9zo.jpg"></p><p>Get more details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/foster_partners_and_fr-ee_collaboration_to_design_new_mexico_city_internati/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107096195/in-kazakhstan-a-shimmering-skyline-on-the-steppe In Kazakhstan, a Shimmering Skyline on the Steppe Alexander Walter 2014-08-21T13:53:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T09:48:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/30/30cef026d80156b442868a1ac92aaca5.jpg" width="315" height="210" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Seventeen years ago, when Kazakhstan moved its capital here, the city of Astana didn&rsquo;t even exist. [...] But after years of rapid economic growth fueled by Kazakhstan&rsquo;s oil and gas riches, the skyline of Astana [...] is now punctuated by gleaming skyscrapers and Western-style shopping malls. The city has become a hotbed for architectural experimentation, attracting big names like Norman Foster and Manfredi Nicoletti who have transformed it into what locals now call &ldquo;Manhattan on the Steppe.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>More big players wanting a slice of that yummy Astana cake:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/80399280/kazakhstan-s-astana-world-expo-2017-competition-attracts-big-international-names" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kazakhstan&rsquo;s Astana World Expo 2017 Competition Attracts Big International Names</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103248875/after-foster-s-departure-pushkin-museum-hires-moscow-architect-for-expansion After Foster's departure, Pushkin Museum hires Moscow architect for expansion Alexander Walter 2014-07-02T14:18:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T20:49:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/95/951f658a14a33eb1bcc5d00e869163e4.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Russian architect Yuri Grigoryan, and his firm Project Meganom, have been chosen for the long-delayed 22bn ruble ($640m) expansion of the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow. The new design replaces a controversial proposal by the British architect Norman Foster that required the destruction of historic buildings, upsetting preservationists. Foster pulled out of the project last year.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/79797100/lord-foster-withdraws-from-moscow-museum-expansion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lord Foster withdraws from Moscow museum expansion</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103098594/norman-foster-buys-back-architecture-firm-stake-from-private-equity-group-3i Norman Foster buys back architecture firm stake from private equity group 3i Archinect 2014-06-30T15:29:00-04:00 >2014-07-08T17:36:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/10/10131766c9a52f800620be2e7fd8d190.jpg" width="514" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Founder Norman Foster... sold a 40pc stake in the firm for &pound;84m in 2007 when commercial property valuations were soaring. The private equity group is selling its stake back to Foster &amp; Partners for &pound;108m, plus a further &pound;40m interest payment. Foster &amp; Partners faced a challenging environment during the recession and while estimates valued the business at &pound;300m in 2007, it had amassed a debt burden of &pound;340m by the year ending April 2009.</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/95882194/winners-of-the-norman-foster-in-the-21st-century-giveaway Winners of the "NORMAN FOSTER In the 21st Century" giveaway Justine Testado 2014-03-17T18:13:00-04:00 >2014-03-18T17:41:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gs/gs27s0x585rzftlv.jpg" width="514" height="639" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A few weeks ago, Archinect had another monograph giveaway for <a href="http://www.arquitecturaviva.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arquitectura Viva</a>'s "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93827405/win-norman-foster-in-the-21st-century-from-arquitectura-viva" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norman Foster In the 21st Century</a>". The most recent and longest installment in AV's monograph series, the book features 50 works and projects by British architect Norman Foster that were developed in the 21st century.</p><p>The lucky winners who'll receive the "Norman Foster" monograph are:</p><ul><li><strong>David I.</strong> - Detroit, MI</li><li><strong>Andrew H.</strong> - Cambridge, MA</li></ul><p>Congrats, David and Andrew! Thanks to everyone that participated.<br><br>For more details about the book, click <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93827405/win-norman-foster-in-the-21st-century-from-arquitectura-viva" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91302506/foster-partners-to-design-second-taller-philadelphia-skyscraper-for-comcast Foster + Partners to design second, taller Philadelphia skyscraper for Comcast Alexander Walter 2014-01-15T15:23:00-05:00 >2014-01-20T18:02:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a1/a1635402f54ae606d3c2eff1f492d52f.jpg" width="514" height="293" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Six years after Comcast Corp. moved into the tallest U.S. skyscraper between Manhattan and Chicago, the cable-TV and Internet giant expects to break ground this summer on an even taller, more dazzling $1.2-billion tower. [...] One of the world's leading architects, Britain's Norman Robert Foster, has designed the trophy building with a host of innovative features.</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/90312872/norman-foster-unveils-plans-for-elevated-skycycle-bike-routes-in-london Norman Foster unveils plans for elevated 'SkyCycle' bike routes in London Alexander Walter 2014-01-02T19:25:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T20:33:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/no/noxgvkrbqugpnwus.jpg" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gliding through the air on a bike might so far be confined to the fantasy realms of singing nannies and aliens in baskets, but riding over rooftops could one day form part of your regular commute to work, if Norman Foster has his way. Unveiled this week, in an appropriately light-headed vision for the holiday season, SkyCycle proposes a network of elevated bike paths hoisted aloft above railway lines, allowing you to zip through town blissfully liberated from the roads.</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/84837877/gehry-and-foster-selected-to-design-phase-3-at-battersea-power-station Gehry and Foster selected to design Phase 3 at Battersea Power Station Archinect 2013-10-23T15:00:00-04:00 >2013-10-28T22:20:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/te/teq8le4mq5luoxk5.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On behalf of the shareholders of Battersea Power Station, Battersea Power Station Development Company announces that Gehry Partners and Foster + Partners, two of the world&rsquo;s most innovative and renowned architectural practices have been chosen to design Phase 3 at Battersea Power Station. This will be architect Frank Gehry&rsquo;s first building in London.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Phase 3 will be one of the most exciting areas of the Battersea Power Station development, otherwise known as the High Street. Being a retail pedestrian street it is the gateway to the entire development and the new Northern Line extension. Phase 3 will comprise two residential development zones located either side of the High Street. Both architectural practices are collaborating on the High Street; Gehry Partners is designing the residential buildings to the east of the High Street, with Foster + Partners designing the residential buildings to the west. In total, Phase 3 will comprise 1200 residential units, a 200 room hotel overlooking both the town square and the Power Station, 350,000 sq. ft. of retail and restaurant space, a 15,000 sq. ft. library and further leisure space.</p> <p> Frank Gehry, founder of Gehry Partners commented;<br> &ldquo;Gehry Partners is honored to have this wonderful opportunity to collaborate with our respected colleagues Foster + Partners on this seriously importan...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/84287158/cupertino-council-clears-huge-apple-spaceship-campus-for-liftoff Cupertino council clears huge Apple 'spaceship' campus for liftoff Archinect 2013-10-16T11:31:00-04:00 >2013-10-23T20:57:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3b/3b7b6fb11c26776e11c9458cca519057.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Apple's proposed new spaceship-shaped headquarters got a super-charged blast-off Tuesday night when the Cupertino City Council voted unanimously to approve the 2.8-million-square-foot behemoth beside Interstate 280, fulfilling a dream of co-founder Steve Jobs, hatching an iconic landmark for Silicon Valley, and promising more congestion in an already traffic-challenged region for decades to come.</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/83919356/photos-of-new-models-of-apple-s-new-headquarters-are-unveiled Photos of new models of Apple's new headquarters are unveiled Archinect 2013-10-11T17:01:00-04:00 >2013-10-14T18:18:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hq/hqshycqr9gin0fhu.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"The concept of the building,'' said Oppenheimer, "is collaboration and fluidity. It'll provide a very open-spaced system, so that at one point in the day you may be in offices on one side of the circle and find yourself on the other side later that day.''</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/83595259/putting-digital-images-to-work-for-foster-partners Putting digital images to work for Foster + Partners Sponsor 2013-10-08T18:38:00-04:00 >2013-11-12T21:00:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1k/1kwh4mmw0nbinlw4.jpg" width="514" height="203" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>This sponsored post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.axomic.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OpenAsset</a>:</em></p> <p> OpenAsset has enabled <a href="http://www.fosterandpartners.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster + Partners</a> to create a world class, easy to use architectural image library. Image resources used in projects and for reference are now available to all staff at the click of a mouse, no matter where in world they travel. This case study presents how <a href="http://axomic.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Axomic</a> worked with Foster + Partners to create this key business tool, and how the practice is saving time and putting its digital images to work.</p> <p> <strong>How OpenAsset helps Foster + Partners make the most of their digital images</strong><br> Foster + Partners had been seriously grappling with digital asset management (DAM) for almost a decade before being introduced to OpenAsset. The practice had previously invested in a solution when only a handful of (largely media-industry focused) image libraries were available. While this system was not rolled out to a wide user base, it enabled the practice to structure its data and organize its thoughts around DAM systems, helpi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/83362481/apple-headquarters-plan-moves-forward-foster-partners-seek-architects-in-cupertino Apple headquarters plan moves forward; Foster + Partners seek architects in Cupertino Archinect 2013-10-04T11:50:00-04:00 >2013-10-07T21:29:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s8/s83e7zs4r15y0ftk.jpg" width="514" height="267" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Planning Commission in Cupertino, where Apple has its current headquarters, endorsed the project this week. It now goes to the City Council, which is expected to vote on it on Oct. 15.</p></em><br /><br /><p> As news spreads that Apple's new Cupertino headquarters moves closer to approval, Foster + Partners pushes forward with recruiting architects for the high-profile California project. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/jobs/420/foster-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">See their current job openings here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/82852295/norman-foster-designed-warehouse-featured-in-james-bond-film-joins-uk-heritage-list Norman Foster-designed warehouse, featured in James Bond film, joins UK heritage list Archinect 2013-09-27T20:26:00-04:00 >2013-09-30T17:27:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/65/6595c2337aa83fa7295c46c5568e4c1f.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A yellow-roofed warehouse that featured in a James Bond film has been given listed status. The Spectrum building, formally the Renault Distribution Centre, in Swindon, was designed by Sir Norman Foster and features yellow steel 'umbrella masts' and a yellow roof around the single-storey glass-walled warehouse. Built in 1980, the building featured as the backdrop to scenes in the 1984 James Bond film, A View to a Kill. It has been given Grade II* listing.</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/79797100/lord-foster-withdraws-from-moscow-museum-expansion Lord Foster withdraws from Moscow museum expansion Archinect 2013-08-19T09:55:00-04:00 >2013-08-26T18:34:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9p/9petwph82657qyhu.jpg" width="514" height="292" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Renowned British architect Norman Foster has resigned from a proposed expansion to the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow. In a statement released on Thursday, Foster + Partners claimed it had formally resigned from the project more than two months ago. In 2009, the Russian government approved Foster's plans and agreed a sum of $650m (&pound;415m) to modernise and expand the museum. But the project subsequently stalled.</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/78313551/foster-partners-among-finalists-for-london-met-police-hq Foster + Partners Among Finalists for London Met Police HQ Alexander Walter 2013-07-30T20:40:00-04:00 >2013-08-01T12:15:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bq/bqjyvdhjdrvlv9wy.jpg" width="514" height="532" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Five London-based architecture firms&mdash;including Foster + Partners&mdash;have been shortlisted in the RIBA-organized design competition to create the new central London Metropolitan Police HQ. The facility will replace the existing New Scotland Yard building.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The shortlist was announced by the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Mayor&rsquo;s Office for Policing and Crime, and the Metropolitan Police Service today and includes these five teams:</p> <ul><li> Allford Hall Monaghan Morris</li> <li> Allies and Morrison</li> <li> Foster + Partners</li> <li> Keith Williams Architects</li> <li> Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands</li> </ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/75977995/bamboo-lakou-wins-the-architectural-association-s-2013-foster-partners-prize ‘Bamboo Lakou’ Wins the Architectural Association’s 2013 Foster + Partners Prize Alexander Walter 2013-06-27T17:29:00-04:00 >2013-07-01T18:54:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fj/fj8ypagh7pg1v4bc.jpg" width="514" height="261" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>London's Architectural Association School of Architecture and Foster + Partners have announced the winner of the 2013 Foster + Partners Prize, presented annually to the AA diploma student whose portfolio best addresses the themes of sustainability and infrastructure. The recipient is selected jointly by the AA and Foster + Partners at the end of each academic year. This year&rsquo;s prize has been awarded to John Naylor, of Diploma Unit 16, for his project &lsquo;Bamboo Lakou&rsquo;.</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/71066844/apple-is-rumored-to-hire-foster-to-revamp-its-retail-stores Apple is rumored to hire Foster to revamp its retail stores Archinect 2013-04-11T15:01:00-04:00 >2013-04-13T02:15:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w2/w20lcpycdls5ug5r.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sources close to the project said Foster + Partners... is helping Apple on the retail store design brief.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Bohlin Cywinski Jackson has reached out to us about an error in the cited article at Marketing Magazine...</p> <p> <em>The Regent Street and Fifth Avenue Apple Store were not designed by Eight Inc., but by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson.&nbsp; We also continue to have a very collaborative relationship with Apple Inc., and are fortunate to be working with their Retail Development Team on many new stores worldwide.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/70175000/foster-partners-completes-bedouin-tent-inspired-jordan-airport Foster + Partners completes Bedouin tent-inspired Jordan Airport Archinect 2013-03-27T13:32:00-04:00 >2013-04-01T19:30:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/29/2920260afdf7d9359d7d282fe76db5e7.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Foster + Partners recently added another international airport to its portfolio, the just-opened Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan. According to a press release, the flight hub boasts a &ldquo;highly effective passive design, which has been inspired by local traditions,&rdquo; namely a canopy of shallow concrete domes that mitigate Amman&rsquo;s hot climate and mimic forms in Islamic art.</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/66933272/editor-s-picks-301 Editor's Picks #301 Nam Henderson 2013-02-05T10:09:00-05:00 >2013-02-07T15:03:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7d/7d3hjgxxv2vnfmqs.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Archinect released <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/66096833/archinect-interviews-george-brugmans-iabr-part-3-s-o-paulo-rotterdam-and-beyond" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the final and third par</a>t of a multi-part interview <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> conducted with George Brugmans, Executive Director of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR). The topics included: S&atilde;o Paulo, Rotterdam and Beyond. At one point Mr. Brugmans summed up "<em>when the requirement is to find the right balance between people, planet and profit, transformational and infrastructural ambitions are to all intents and purposes to be seen as part of the same &lsquo;making city&rsquo; package. It worked like that on both Test Sites, in Istanbul and in S&atilde;o Paulo. It is important to note here that this provides a unique opportunity</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x303/v9/v9kfdrdtwu9t6fdo.jpg"></p> <p> I was also interested to note the final section wherein Mr. Brugmans discussed the recent post-austerity political/budgetary challenges facing the Netherlands in general and the IABR specifically. Along those lines <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/66092556/archinect-interviews-george-brugmans-iabr-part-1-making-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in a comment after the first part of the nterview was released</a>, I referenced <a href="http://www.domusweb.it/en/op-ed/who-asked-for-a-new-institute-a-farewell-to-the-nai/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">an op-ed by S&eacute;rgio Miguel Figueiredo published last m...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/65691273/foster-partners-designs-tile-showroom-on-madison-square-park Foster + Partners Designs Tile Showroom on Madison Square Park HotSoup 2013-01-17T14:30:00-05:00 >2013-01-21T10:08:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8v/8vqshhj0kbjabidc.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Lord Norman Foster, the hyper-modern British Pritzker Prize winner, is having a moment in New York, with numerous projects underway across Manhattan. But his latest hews away from the slick techno-futurism for which Lord Foster is best known, instead embracing a city landmark at one of our most famous intersections.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Foster + Partners has picked up yet another project in New York, an 18,000-square-foot showroom for one of Spain's largest tile and ceramics makers. Located at one of Manhattan's most popular intersections, it is a strikingly understated building for the Pritzker Prize winner.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/65547551/unveiled-engel-volkers-headquarters Unveiled> Engel & Volkers Headquarters Richard Meier & Partners 2013-01-15T11:37:00-05:00 >2013-01-15T11:38:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jq/jqcmvysg70b4i3fo.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Richard Meier &amp; Partners&rsquo; mixed-use building was selected in an international competition topping submissions by Foster + Partners and Zaha Hadid Architects. The challenge, Bernhard Karpf, associate partner-in-charge, said was to create a hybrid building that was &ldquo;like a city in itself,&rdquo; which creates &ldquo;property lines&rdquo; that carves out distinct areas for rentals, offices, and shops, but still comes together in a unified and coherent design.</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/64227047/sky-gardens-add-drama-to-750-million-park-avenue-tower Sky Gardens Add Drama to $750 Million Park Avenue Tower Archinect 2012-12-26T20:15:00-05:00 >2013-01-01T19:58:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4f/4fa416c8d8a557dd6a73a5363d75ca6f.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Park Avenue tower rises from a monumental covered plaza to two setbacks, where the 42-foot-high garden levels expose those massive, dramatic building supports. The top two floors of the tower, tentatively planned to rise 49 stories, form a glass- roofed garden. Elevator shafts morph into glowing blades that slice the sky above the roof.</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/61718170/watch-koolhaas-hadid-rogers-stirk-harbour-and-foster-pitch-their-proposals-for-the-new-l-l-tower Watch Koolhaas; Hadid; Rogers Stirk Harbour; and Foster pitch their proposals for the new L&L Tower Archinect 2012-11-19T12:32:00-05:00 >2012-12-05T14:57:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gr/grpd7wbmqxhhi8fq.jpg" width="514" height="359" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The series of videos below offers a fascinating insight into how this generation of "starchitects" behaves under pressure, as they each pitch to win one of the most high-profile competitions in recent years: a new tower for L&amp;L Holding Company on Park Avenue in New York. The site has such daunting neighbours as Mies van der Rohe's Seagram building, and it will be the first full-block office tower to be built on the street in almost half a century.</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/61508791/in-san-francisco-life-without-starchitects In San Francisco, Life Without ‘Starchitects’ Richard Meier & Partners 2012-11-16T13:35:00-05:00 >2012-11-21T13:17:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gi/gi8vj54nhv04502z.jpg" width="514" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Developers in San Francisco are loath to take architectural risks because the city&rsquo;s approval process for new development is long and rigorous, perhaps the most onerous in the country, architects say. It&rsquo;s hard to fault their caution when you consider how small San Francisco really is &mdash; 47 square miles (Manhattan alone is 23 square miles) &mdash; with much of the area consumed by neighborhoods zoned for single-family homes.</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/61370680/norman-foster-designs-his-first-u-s-apartment-building Norman Foster Designs His First U.S. Apartment Building HotSoup 2012-11-14T11:09:00-05:00 >2012-11-19T18:05:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4i/4id5j9ii0en6wnet.jpg" width="514" height="990" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>From William Zeckendorf&rsquo;s work with I.M. Pei and Minoru Yamaski in the 1960s and &rsquo;70s to his grandsons&rsquo; projects with the likes KPF and, most notably, Robert A.M. Stern, who created both the brand new 15 Central Park West and the newly renovated 18 Gramercy Park South, the Zeckendorfs have a thing for high design.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Foster + Partners has just designed its second apartment tower in North America, and first in the U.S., for Zeckendorf Development. They are the same developer who worked with Robert A.M. Stern on 15 Central Park West, considered the best-selling condo building of all time. Can Lord Norman and his sleek 44-story tower top that?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/59627398/the-next-100-foster-partners-re-imagines-grand-central-terminal-for-2013-centenary The Next 100 – Foster + Partners re-imagines Grand Central Terminal for 2013 Centenary Archinect 2012-10-19T12:36:00-04:00 >2012-10-21T17:14:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0m/0mfhlfp55sc06rgd.jpg" width="514" height="329" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Within the station, the proposal creates wider concourses, with new and improved entrances. Externally, streets will be reconfigured as shared vehicle/pedestrian routes, and Vanderbilt Avenue fully pedestrianised. The proposal also creates new civic spaces that will provide Grand Central with an appropriate urban setting for the next 100 years.</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/59433002/foster-unveils-major-redevelopment-plan-for-toronto Foster unveils major redevelopment plan for Toronto Archinect 2012-10-16T15:38:00-04:00 >2012-10-18T18:59:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7c/7cf2b6db4091094d291c62fe972a1b35.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Riding on the tailwinds of last week&rsquo;s Mirvish + Gehry announcement, Oxford Properties Group&nbsp;today announced plans for the large-scale redevelopment of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and its surrounding areas. Dubbed "Oxford Place," the project will include much more than a refurbishing of the convention centre. Oxford plans to build four towers: one residential, one office and, of particular interest, two for a hotel that would serve a proposed casino...</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/58546373/lord-foster-beats-rem-zaha-rogers-for-unusual-nyc-office-tower Lord Foster Beats Rem, Zaha, Rogers for Unusual NYC Office Tower HotSoup 2012-10-03T12:42:00-04:00 >2012-10-08T18:53:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nn/nnnc3lh40qw4wgid.jpg" width="514" height="1103" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;We are grateful to each of the firms for the thoughtfulness and creativity they demonstrated throughout the process. There is no doubt that each group was fully capable of helping us realize our vision of a 425 Park Avenue tower that redefines the modern office environment while also respecting and enhancing the timeless allure of the Plaza district.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> In one of the most unusual assignments around, Foster, Rogers, Koolhaas and Hadid were asked to tackle a New York City office building on Park Avenue. A famous address with two famous towers, but really, the rest of them stink. The catch for 425 Park, one of those middcentury stinkers, is that the zoning for the existing 1957 building was modified a few years later so any new building on the site would be smaller than what is there now. The developer figured out that if he tore down most but not all of his tower and built back up from there, he could keep his zoning envelope. Check out Lord Foster's fascinating design for this challenging project.</p> <p> See also <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/release/420/foster-partners-to-design-425-park-avenue-tower-in-manhattan/58542132" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster + Partner's related press release</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/58477951/fully-charged-visits-foster-designed-masdar-city Fully Charged visits Foster-designed Masdar City Archinect 2012-10-02T12:18:00-04:00 >2012-10-09T00:33:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w7/w79dwaz709ll5x6o.jpg" width="514" height="282" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Masdar City is a project in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. Its core is a planned city, which is being built by the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, a subsidiary of Mubadala Development Company, with the majority of seed capital provided by the government of Abu Dhabi. Designed by the British architectural firm Foster and Partners, the city will rely entirely on solar energy and other renewable energy sources, with a sustainable, zero-carbon, zero-waste ecology.</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/57068140/foster-for-cuban-ballet-school-a-dance-of-what Foster for Cuban Ballet School, A Dance Of What? Orhan Ayyüce 2012-09-11T15:57:00-04:00 >2012-09-17T19:40:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o1/o1qyti6iv2imsjab.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"You have to accept that 50 years have gone by, but the changes should be done by the architect who was in charge. If this architect is no longer able, this is another thing. But the last time I saw Garatti, he was thinking clearly. So there's no reason to put him aside. I don't think it's ethical."</p></em><br /><br /><p> British architect Sir Norman Foster jumps on the opportunity to remodel iconic and unfinished <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Art_Schools_(Cuba)" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cuban&nbsp;National Art Schools</a>. But one of the the original architects, Roberto Gottardi, is still alive. (via Alexis Navarro)</p> <p> Also see; &nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Revolution-Forms-Updated-Edition-Forgotten/dp/1568989881" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Revolution of Forms: Cuba's Forgotten Art Schools by John A. Loomis&nbsp;</a></p>