Archinect - News 2015-10-09T17:50:01-04:00 Editor's Picks #424 Nam Henderson 2015-07-20T09:23:00-04:00 >2015-07-20T14:08:22-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>News&nbsp;</strong><br>Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">announced</a> that Zaha Hadid Architect's design for the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tokyo Olympic Stadium </a>would be scratched in favor of a complete redesign.&nbsp;Prior to the cancellation Tadao Ando (chairman of the design committee) <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">stated</a> "<em>We shouldn&rsquo;t drop Ms. Hadid&rsquo;s design, otherwise we&rsquo;ll lose credibility internationally</em>".</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jaime Roberts</a>&nbsp;believes "<em>The world is holding architects to higher expectations of budget control on projects...If you get paid millions for a design, you should be able to hire good cost estimators and value engineers.</em>"&nbsp;<strong>Thayer-D</strong> was disappointed "<em>That's too bad, I thought the design was attractive.</em>" <strong>midlander</strong>&nbsp;argued "<em>Those who suggest that architects are shirking some responsibility here fail to observe that no one else is good at cost control either...Its simply unrealistic to expect a government to project realistic budgets; they would be rejected immediately.</em>"</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway</a>&nbsp;provided some local perspective "<em>It is most certainly very little about Zah...</em></p> The Vanna Venturi House is for sale Orhan Ayyüce 2015-07-15T17:28:00-04:00 >2015-08-05T00:54:32-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To the amateur eye it can be puzzling, but with some education about its juxtaposition of traditional design against more complex forms, its status as a groundbreaking residential design becomes clear.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Call for Denise Scott Brown to be given Pritzker recognition Archinect 2013-03-25T17:18:00-04:00 >2013-04-05T14:45:25-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a speech prepared for the AJ Women in Architecture lunch, Scott Brown called on her role in Robert Venturi&rsquo;s 1991 win to be acknowledged retrospectively. Describing it as a &lsquo;very sad&rsquo; situation, she said: &lsquo;They owe me not a Pritzker Prize but a Pritzker inclusion ceremony. Let&rsquo;s salute the notion of joint creativity.&rsquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Robert Venturi retires, and firm renames Archinect 2012-07-26T14:45:00-04:00 >2012-07-30T23:33:10-04:00 <img src="" width="250" height="250" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Robert Venturi, who along with his wife Denise Scott Brown formed one of Philadelphia&rsquo;s best known architectural firms, has retired and the firm known as Venturi Scott Brown and Associates Inc. has been renamed VSBA.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Lieb House, Saved Archinect 2012-02-08T15:28:00-05:00 >2012-02-08T16:55:51-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Venturi and Schwartz&rsquo;s efforts would have been for naught had it not been for Deborah Sarnoff and Robert Gotkin, a dermatologist and a plastic surgeon, respectively, who bought Lieb House for a dollar and spent another $100,000 moving it to Glen Cove, N.Y., where they turned it into a guesthouse that sits across the driveway from their home on the Long Island Sound &mdash; a spacious house that Venturi and Scott Brown&rsquo;s firm completed in 1985.</p></em><br /><br /><p> More on the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lieb House move</a>.</p> Saving Lieb House Paul Petrunia 2009-12-17T17:20:00-05:00 >2012-02-08T15:30:36-05:00 <p> Jim Venturi, son of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, documents the re-location of the Lieb House for the film <i>Saving Lieb House</i>.<br><br> Jim Venturi, son of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, documents the re-location of the Lieb House (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previously in the news</a>) for the film <i>Saving Lieb House</i>.<br><br><i>When world-renowned architects Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown discover that their iconic pop-art creation will be demolished in ten days, they scramble to save the house as the city of New York cheers them on. Keep up to date with upcoming screenings at SAVING LIEB HOUSE facebook fanpage. </i><br><br> For more information go to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><br> If you like what you see, and would like to work with Jim Venturi, check out <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the job listing posted here on Archinect</a> earlier this week.</p>