Archinect - News 2014-09-19T08:07:58-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/105943780/a-preview-of-the-vis-vis-performance-series-at-materials-applications-in-los-angeles A preview of the VIS-Á-VIS performance series at Materials & Applications in Los Angeles Justine Testado 2014-08-06T15:07:00-04:00 >2014-08-06T20:08:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8r/8ruojljrnd39zr6q.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Materials &amp; Applications in Los Angeles has some fun social Saturday night events lined up for the entire month of August! The four-part VIS-&Aacute;-VIS performance series will include dance, music, a video and sound installations, and a film screening.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Starting August 9, all events will take place in the <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/6112758/materials-applications" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Materials &amp; Applications</a> space at the La Cage aux Folles, a 346-piece metal pipe temporary playground installation designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/wtarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Warren Techentin Architecture</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pg/pgrtcbfoephnury3.jpg"></p><p><strong>August 9:</strong> LA Fort Presents:&nbsp;Daedelus (DJ set), Lawrence Lindell, Matt McGuire and Will Walden (StaG) - experimental + electronic music performance</p><p><strong>August 16</strong>: Tracy Abbott Szatan / IN/VISIBLE - video installation and performance</p><p><strong>August 23: </strong>bel-air / New York Memo - sound recording installation</p><p>AND Ear Cleaning Workshop with Greg Ruben, based on the teaching methodology by Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer (spaces limited)</p><p><strong>August 30</strong><strong>: </strong>Eugene Kotlyarenko presents: "Nobody Wants to Play With Me" (Werner Herzog)+rare feature film - a film screening curated by L.A. filmmaker Eugene Kotlyarenko.</p><p>Head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/a_preview_of_the_vis-a-vis_performance_series_at_materials_applications_in_/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> to learn more about each event.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102099789/archimusic-renders-famous-musicians-into-characteristic-buildings "Archimusic" renders famous musicians into characteristic buildings Justine Testado 2014-06-17T17:12:00-04:00 >2014-06-23T22:12:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ly/lyqzfnizyc0zh5wj.jpg" width="514" height="728" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Illustrator <a href="http://federicobabina.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Federico Babina</a> from Barcelona looks to some of the world's most influential musicians in his latest series, "Archimusic."&nbsp; Depicted in Babina's signature whimsical style, he architecturally renders 27 familiar names in various music genres like J.S. Bach, Miles Davis, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Bj&ouml;rk, Freddie Mercury, and Radiohead.</p><p>Maybe these drawings can spark a few creative notes (pun totally intended) of inspiration.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pf/pfcjv57iqxt7ks9j.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u2/u2iq56rillcku582.jpg"></p><p>The buildings surely emphasize the enduring fame of these musicians, with some of them even resembling their physical appearances. Based on mere sightreading, the few measures of notes right below could also perhaps be a hint at the musician's musical personality.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0r/0racjqapn5jf2h4r.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wr/wr4fpuqfdhfowhue.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sp/spyv9m8pd3udz0e2.jpg"></p><p><strong>Previously on Archinect news:</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90929498/archibet-if-architects-designed-an-alphabet" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Archibet": if architects designed an alphabet...</a><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/88075175/andr-chiote-illustrates-the-role-of-iconic-buildings-in-the-urban-collective-memory" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andr&eacute; Chiote illustrates the role of iconic buildings in the "urban collective memory"</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100705882/at-disney-concert-hall-hadid-picks-up-on-gehry-s-tune At Disney Concert Hall, Hadid Picks Up on Gehry’s Tune Alexander Walter 2014-05-30T13:18:00-04:00 >2014-06-03T22:59:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c3/c3ff6bfa142661449cb4e2c83f3df659.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It was an artistic collaboration delayed by some 25 years: The London architect Zaha Hadid responded as much to Frank Gehry&rsquo;s Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles as she did to &ldquo;Cos&igrave; Fan Tutte&rdquo; when she designed her undulating all-white set for the Los Angeles Philharmonic&rsquo;s performance of Mozart&rsquo;s opera this week (it closes on Saturday). &ldquo;We were responding to the context, to Frank&rsquo;s design,&rdquo; Ms. Hadid said in a telephone interview from London.</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/98279226/exhibition-recap-instruments-reimaging-the-music-room Exhibition recap: Instruments: Reimaging the Music Room Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-18T20:46:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T14:42:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/11/11e8d3dbc369231b96a9c525a2f13d2a.jpg" width="514" height="686" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Instruments: Reimaging the Music Room&rdquo; is a fascinating exhibition of student work from the Piet Zwart Institute&rsquo;s Master Interior Architecture &amp; Retail Design program, studying the role of sound in the domestic space. Each work creates a physical manifestation, or conduit, of the soundscapes that pervade our most private spaces, either raucously or imperceptibly.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/13/13aa6fdf43be94b7207607641b1ca947.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/19/19072084056b1cfb216ae30b53901296.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/21/21d040f0cb6b72c9f6a33657ffa26705.jpg"></p><p>Find more info, photos and videos by visiting the news listing on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/exhibition_recap_instruments_reimaging_the_music_room/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86833749/opera-adaptation-for-plan-of-the-city-film-currently-in-the-works Opera adaptation for "Plan Of The City" film currently in the works Justine Testado 2013-11-18T13:29:00-05:00 >2013-11-25T22:34:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/70/70acfogz01wc1u9t.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Since our sister site <a href="http://bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> first mentioned Joshua Frankel's <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/plan_of_the_city_skyscrapers_on_mars/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Plan Of The City" in 2011</a>, a new project is now underway to bring the film to the stage as an opera. An official title for the production is yet to be decided.</p> <p> Frankel, composer Judd Greenstein, and 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith wlll combine their artistic talents to tell the story of urban planner Robert Moses and journalist Jane Jacobs, who each influenced the New York City landscape and the field of urbanism.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bj/bjejv5dk61cgduc9.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Be on the lookout for some Plan Of The City events happening this week. The "indie classical" NOW Ensemble will give <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/judd_greenstein_joshua_frankel_and_the_now_ensemble_plan_of_the_city_and_ot/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a live performance of the Plan Of The City</a> on Nov. 19 at the Winter Garden in Brookfield Place. The event is free!</p> <p> Frankel will then conduct his first animation study at the BAM Next Wave Festival on Nov. 23, as part of the <a href="http://www.bam.org/music/2013/21cliederabend" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">21c Liederabend program</a>. As musical exploration, the animation will be presented with a music segment written by Greenstein set to Walt Whitman's <em>M...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/84300873/gehry-and-salonen-discuss-ten-years-of-music-at-disney-concert-hall Gehry and Salonen discuss ten years of music at Disney Concert Hall Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-10-16T16:15:00-04:00 >2013-10-23T18:29:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cj/cjtn7inbcq8037k1.jpg" width="514" height="255" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> To celebrate Disney Hall&rsquo;s tenth anniversary, architect Frank Gehry and Conductor Laureate for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Esa-Pekka Salonen reminisced on the building&rsquo;s inspiration last night, at a <a href="http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs/detail/program_id/1918" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">discussion held at the Hammer Museum</a>. Co-hosted by the LA Phil, far from the actual concert hall and its spotty downtown L.A. environs, the discussion&rsquo;s moderator Nicolai Ouroussoff (former architecture critic for the <em>New York Times</em>) tried to tease out the relationship between architecture and music. While Salonen touched upon questions of classical music&rsquo;s relevance, Gehry didn&rsquo;t delve too deeply into the particulars of his design.</p> <p> As Music Director for the LA Philharmonic from 1992-2009, Salonen oversaw the orchestra during its transition from the slightly-stuffy Dorothy Chandler Pavilion over to Disney Hall, and is highly regarded for whipping the Philharmonic into shape as a progressive and formidable cultural institution. The trajectory of the LA Phil is largely wrapped up in b...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/83372126/moby-dancing-about-architecture Moby: Dancing About Architecture Archinect 2013-10-04T14:50:00-04:00 >2013-10-07T21:50:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eb/ebf576bdc1389166ed71af7e447365a4.jpg" width="514" height="312" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s the perfect time to talk to the DJ about structures: in a week in which Moby has released new album Innocents, he is currently in the middle of a residency at LA&rsquo;s 1920s Fonda Theater, a venue featured on his Los Angeles architecture blog. London-based artist Simpson has imbued today's pictures with a sense of each corresponding track, adding a mysterious figure to add scale and a narrative.</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/81133079/nearly-10-years-old-disney-hall-needs-upgrades Nearly 10 years old, Disney Hall needs upgrades Archinect 2013-09-05T13:29:00-04:00 >2013-09-10T13:58:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/96/965421734e90664f552d05b14feae1a0.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Panicky cost-cutting measures during construction left out elements that would have made the exterior and lobby more dazzling and the hall more flexible. The Music Center, which maintains the hall, seems in danger of taking the venue for granted, not eager to invest in it when it can bask in glory by doing nothing. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is planning a subway line under the hall, raising concerns that train vibrations will spoil the sound.</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/77220911/harvard-university-announces-nas-fellowship Harvard University announces Nas fellowship Archinect 2013-07-16T16:54:00-04:00 >2013-07-17T11:47:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/09/0956e539c32cd11c800e6247d2ed09a1.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;My hopes are that greed for knowledge, art, self-determination and expression go a long way. It is a true honor to have my name attached to so much hard work, alongside great names like Henry Louis Gates Jr. and W.E.B. Du Bois and to such a prestigious and historical institution, and all in the name of the music I grew to be a part of.&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/75980818/yo-where-my-red-lines-at Yo, Where my red lines at? Archinect 2013-06-27T18:29:00-04:00 >2013-06-30T19:37:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pf/pfwex3ci6dz5jw0s.jpg" width="514" height="336" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Crank the A/C in the office just to stay awake, Espresso and Red Bull till I got a stomach ache. With our cotton blazers high, we have a sense of style, But to the rest of the world we just point and smile I read code books, while I'm on vacation Take pictures of, my latest creation We wear black and gray, with no logos on our threads So many sleepless nights we're like the walking dead</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/75649050/neil-denari-is-the-latest-guest-dj-on-kcrw Neil Denari is the latest Guest DJ on KCRW Archinect 2013-06-20T13:45:00-04:00 >2013-06-25T13:56:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/69/69954d07baf0821396df9541a3f9bbd9.jpg" width="480" height="172" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This was the first time where a musician, Eno -- who said I'm not a musician, by the way, I really construct ideas in a studio -- I felt connected to the idea of music, let's say, as sort of an intellectual project but at the same time it was still music that you wanted to dance to. So this is the architectural song and Eno as a kind of designer. Totally opened my eyes to new things.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Track List:</p> <ol><li> Theme From Shaft &ndash; Isaac Hayes</li> <li> Kurt&rsquo;s Rejoinder &ndash; Brian Eno</li> <li> 2nd Movement, Symphony No. 5 &ndash; Glenn Branca</li> <li> The Bridge &ndash; Lee Ranaldo</li> <li> Keep Your Dreams &ndash; Suicide (from the First Album)</li> </ol> http://archinect.com/news/article/75192945/how-architecture-helped-music-evolve-david-byrne How architecture helped music evolve - David Byrne Archinect 2013-06-13T19:22:00-04:00 >2013-06-13T19:22:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mr/mr0wlnpsl56018wc.jpg" width="514" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As his career grew, David Byrne went from playing CBGB to Carnegie Hall. He asks: Does the venue make the music? From outdoor drumming to Wagnerian operas to arena rock, he explores how context has pushed musical innovation.</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/73695450/ai-weiwei-s-music-video-recreating-his-detention Ai Weiwei’s Music Video, Recreating His Detention Archinect 2013-05-22T11:48:00-04:00 >2013-05-22T11:48:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/42/4275760a2d1012a9f7103fa33f7931a9.jpg" width="514" height="316" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Now Mr. Ai is answering the guards&rsquo; request in a different key. He is presenting them, and the world, with his first heavy-metal music video, one with detailed re-creations of scenes from his 81 days of detention. He also portrays fantasies he imagines flitting through the guards&rsquo; minds. Mr. Ai posted the video on a Web site, aiweiwei.com, on Wednesday morning, Beijing time.</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/73111710/inaba-completes-red-bull-music-academy-new-york INABA Completes Red Bull Music Academy New York Archinect 2013-05-13T20:18:00-04:00 >2013-05-13T21:10:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p5/p5wzk6g771uxya15.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Jeffrey Inaba&rsquo;s firm INABA was commissioned by Red Bull Music Academy to transform four floors of a vacant building in New York's Chelsea neighborhood into a model learning environment. INABA has used dramatic walls and lighting to create unique collaborative work areas in place of the traditional classroom.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jw/jw691xkzesameq5a.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Curving walls throughout the 38,000 square foot forum give shape to the distinct spaces. On the ground level the walls extend far into the former warehouse allowing passersby and users unrestricted views across the floor. They reveal a cross section of the types of activity taking place which include performances, private workshops, music production and broadcasting, aimed at making a statement that the space is different in its use from the shops, galleries, and cafe&#769;s of the area. Below, on the cellar level, the arcing walls of the capsule-shaped lounge are interrupted only to establish long views from the recording studio located at the south end to the open-air patio ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/72431019/park-named-after-beastie-boys-adam-yauch-now-open-in-brooklyn Park named after Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch now open in Brooklyn Archinect 2013-05-03T16:52:00-04:00 >2013-05-07T13:39:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eb/ebjtbs96cnlzadkb.jpg" width="514" height="384" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This Brooklyn Heights playground is named for Adam Yauch, an artist, a filmmaker, an activist, and one of Brooklyn&rsquo;s most influential musicians. Most famous as &lsquo;MCA&rsquo; of the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees the Beastie Boys, Yauch grew up playing in this playground, then named State Street Park and later Palmetto Playground, as a child.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>&ldquo;Born and bred in Brooklyn the U.S.A./<br> They call me Adam Yauch but I&rsquo;m M.C.A.&rdquo;</em><br> - &ldquo;No Sleep Til Brooklyn,&rdquo; The Beastie Boys</p> <p> NYC Parks &amp; Rec. announced today that Adam Yauch Park, named after the Beastie Boys' late MCA, is now open.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s1/s154xsmndcdq1pd5.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hd/hdc8ruroffsf6wtl.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/71009200/michael-maltzan-guest-dj-s-on-santa-monica-s-kcrw Michael Maltzan Guest DJ's on Santa Monica's KCRW Archinect 2013-04-10T18:29:00-04:00 >2013-04-11T01:11:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s0/s03ngh3rlwk96xjo.jpg" width="514" height="392" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architect Michael Maltzan has designed prestigious museums, luxurious private residences and social housing in Downtown LA. Music has been a factor in his life since he first started to discover architecture and he ruminates on the connection between the two art forms while sharing songs from Big Star, Talking Heads and more.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Track list:</p> <ol><li> The Bad Plus - Long Distance Runaround</li> <li> Talking Heads - The Big Country</li> <li> Big Star - The Ballad Of El Goodo</li> <li> PJ Harvey - We Float</li> <li> Glen Campbell - There's No Me Without You</li> </ol> http://archinect.com/news/article/63332548/philharmonic-board-has-to-man-up-pick-an-architect Philharmonic Board Has to Man Up, Pick an Architect Archinect 2012-12-13T12:14:00-05:00 >2012-12-16T22:02:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/80/800gyhgu5qud65aa.jpg" width="514" height="298" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hopes rose when the Norman Foster firm was hired to overhaul the 2,700-seat hall on the north side of New York&rsquo;s Lincoln Center. That was in 2005, and nothing came of it. Is there a future for the jinxed hall? Perhaps. The success of Lincoln Center&rsquo;s $1.2 billion remodeling -- from the jauntily tilting lawn and the space-age fountain, to the electronic come- ons that zip across the outside stairs -- can only be inspirational.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Bloomerg's James S. Russell opines on his picks for a new architect, with a list that includes Diller Scofidio &amp; Renfro, Frank Gehry, Snohetta, and Jean Nouvel.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/63148599/pharrell-talks-jean-prouv-gio-ponti-zaha-hadid-and-other-super-genius-guys-at-design-miami Pharrell Talks Jean Prouvé, Gio Ponti, Zaha Hadid, And “Other Super Genius Guys” at Design Miami/ Archinect 2012-12-10T18:19:00-05:00 >2013-01-04T16:44:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aa/aabc02e3963e26da649444beb0d4a5bc.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The budding industrial designer also gave his top picks from the fair, which unsurprisingly all feature bright swaths of primary colors: a Charlotte Perriand bookshelf from Galerie Downtown accented with yellow squares; a Pierre Guariche chair from Demisch Danant, a Riteveld chair from Galerie Vivid; and a desk from Galleria Rossella Colombari by Gio Ponti, whom he was so delighted to have discovered: &ldquo;He tried to make the office fun!&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/38/389ca4414eee833423b7b75d823208ce.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/62324029/pink-floyd-drummer-awarded-honorary-architecture-degree Pink Floyd Drummer Awarded Honorary Architecture Degree Archinect 2012-11-28T12:21:00-05:00 >2012-11-28T22:58:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ug/ugfhgaybrvzwg7ve.jpg" width="514" height="319" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Fifty years later, Westminster has brought the boys back home, awarding drummer Nick Mason an Honorary Doctor of Letters for his contributions to music, officially completing his architecture degree. Mason said of the honor, &ldquo;Not only did studying architecture teach us some useful stuff, but it also gave us an opportunity to develop and put us in touch with some fantastic mentors and industry contacts that have helped us along the way.&rdquo; All in all, we&rsquo;re just bricks in the wall.</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/58967095/dr-dre-the-chief-architect-of-gangsta-rap Dr Dre: The Chief Architect of Gangsta Rap Archinect 2012-10-09T17:58:00-04:00 >2012-10-11T20:16:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ko/kob16fbni71nzfab.jpg" width="514" height="384" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A quiet, meditative biography of Dr Dre incorporating thoughts on utopian architecture, Le Corbusier and the evolution of rap. Kind of amazing.</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/55818193/hip-hop-architecture-goes-global Hip-hop architecture goes global Archinect 2012-08-23T13:51:00-04:00 >2012-08-27T22:42:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/43/43bfe1de9aed94dde399a7113c99253e.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architecture related to hip-hop is about built ideas inspired of music and dance, drawing in part from artistic ideas like sampling and rapping. Even more to the point, it&rsquo;s mainly an urban form, one meant to be highly inventive while also addressing issues like poverty and blight &mdash; but also the material desires we associate with aspiring DJs and emcees.</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/54566305/straight-outta-hamptons-hip-hop-s-architectural-roots Straight outta Hamptons: hip-hop's architectural roots Archinect 2012-08-01T13:47:00-04:00 >2012-08-01T21:05:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/76/76feaedd8c40f682340a47d52b69ef0a.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Given the hip-hop elite's affiliation with prestige brands &ndash; from Cristal to Courvoisier, from Louis Vuitton to Lamborghini &ndash; you'd think they'd be similarly discerning when it comes to architecture. But that's not always the case, especially when it comes to the biggest stars of all.</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/49078550/creepy-cool-village-where-every-house-is-a-musical-instrument Creepy-cool village where every house is a musical instrument Archinect 2012-05-21T13:23:00-04:00 >2012-05-21T14:45:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/02/02fbdb583faef459e667483c689572a1.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Music Box is a New Orleans art installation that makes regular artist&rsquo;s colonies look like Camazotz. In this tiny shantytown, every building is also a musical instrument, and the entire town can be played in a beautiful, spooky symphony that looks and sounds like something out of Coraline.</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/49078549/golden-gate-bridge-sounds-inspire-musical-works Golden Gate Bridge sounds inspire musical works Archinect 2012-05-21T13:21:00-04:00 >2012-05-28T11:30:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/83/83szxhll8eiaccqb.jpg" width="509" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Musicians look at the bridge differently. Mickey Hart, the former Grateful Dead drummer, sees the Golden Gate Bridge as a "giant wind harp." He plans to be at Crissy Field on Sunday evening, the bridge's 75th birthday, to perform an original composition. The bridge will be the star. "The most famous bridge in America," Hart said, "is actually a musical instrument."</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/42460196/kcrw-s-dna-interviews-moby-on-la-architecture KCRW's DNA interviews Moby on LA architecture Paul Petrunia 2012-03-23T18:44:00-04:00 >2014-03-01T01:58:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zq/zqzljnofnygvto8k.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Chances are, you know Moby best for his electronic dance music. But it turns out the eclectic-minded musician has another life, as an architecture buff who recently moved to LA and now writes a blog about buildings here he loves. The blog is called, simply, Moby Los Angeles Architecture Blog, and features his photos of local architecture. Frances Anderton talks to Moby about his love of architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p>And, on that note, I promise this will be the last we refer to Moby's over-hyped move into the world of architecture blogging.</p><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/36795356/john-pawson-s-muse-music John Pawson's Muse Music Archinect 2012-02-03T15:16:00-05:00 >2012-02-03T15:17:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1d/1d37f0995b78089848057eb1b89fa49b.jpg" width="514" height="348" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a way, my influences are eclectic. Music doesn&rsquo;t make me want to go and design a house, in a way it&rsquo;s a more physical pleasure. It&rsquo;s maybe a break for me or a tunnel to something else. I&rsquo;ve never had a lot of music in the office. To me music is to be listened to and art is to be looked at. I never understood that thing of using art as decoration. It has to mean something to me otherwise I wouldn&rsquo;t have it. And I can&rsquo;t work with music. I find it too stimulating in a way.</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/36494183/frank-gehry-is-working-for-free-as-architect-of-new-jazz-bakery Frank Gehry is working for free as architect of new Jazz Bakery Archinect 2012-02-01T00:35:00-05:00 >2012-02-01T13:25:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/65/653d06eea3d8503b9c7b080ccb9cd28a.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ruth Price, president and artistic director of the Jazz Bakery since it debuted in 1992, said Tuesday that she didn&rsquo;t know Gehry, or even ask for his help, before he called about six months ago to volunteer his services. &ldquo;He said, 'I&rsquo;m doing this for two people: Sydney Pollack, and my wife, Berta.&rsquo; &rdquo; Film director Pollack, a close friend of the architect, died in 2008..."</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/30253968/frank-gehry-creates-54th-grammy-awards-artwork Frank Gehry Creates 54th GRAMMY Awards Artwork Archinect 2011-12-08T20:34:05-05:00 >2011-12-13T10:44:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o3/o3ho2i7kds2bg01c.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Recording Academy has announced its selection of world-famous architect and multitalented artist Frank Gehry to create the official artwork for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards. The work integrates traditional GRAMMY iconography with Gehry's unique architectural style in a piece that mirrors The Recording Academy's commitment to celebrating excellence and diversity in art and culture year-round.</p></em><br /><br /><p> It will be used as the official artwork for the world's premier music event and will grace the cover of the GRAMMY Awards program book, telecast tickets and promotional poster.</p> <p> "We are thrilled to announce our collaboration with world-renowned architect Frank Gehry on our official artwork for the GRAMMY Awards and the opportunity to further The Academy's dedication to celebrating the arts in every discipline," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "Frank's exemplary creative accomplishments through a variety of artistic platforms have been inspirational. We are honored to work with such a well-respected talent who has served as an influential figure within the arts on a global scale."</p> <p> "I have been fortunate to have worked with and become friends with some of the top musicians in classical music," said Gehry. "They are my inspiration and my heroes. I am pleased to work with the GRAMMYs to help celebrate all of these talented people."</p> <p> Hallmarks of Gehry's ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/24669697/viewers-examine-music-architecture-intersection Viewers examine music, architecture intersection Archinect 2011-10-21T12:45:08-04:00 >2011-10-21T12:46:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/86/86bcb02c3a15e95c1cdabcee378d15b3.jpg" width="400" height="266" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>UT students and Austin residents gathered to explore the relationship between music and architecture through artistic performances Wednesday afternoon. Participants in the Music in Architecture competition created performances to explore how music can be inspired by architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Also visit the <a href="http://www.soa.utexas.edu/caad/mia-aim/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Music in Architecture website</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/14388316/amy-winehouse-14-september-1983-23-july-2011 Amy Winehouse 14 September 1983 – 23 July 2011 Orhan Ayyüce 2011-07-23T13:34:32-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x0/x02ffyq5629ab1id.jpg" width="333" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> I don't know if this is appropriate for architecture website, but extremely talented <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1evzhSast8&amp;feature=relmfu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amy Winehouse</a> went to black.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>