Archinect - News 2015-11-25T22:36:24-05:00 Herzog & de Meuron's Kabinett shares their entire estate since 1978 Justine Testado 2015-06-18T19:14:00-04:00 >2015-06-22T21:18:52-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="315" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Herzog and de Meuron no doubt has a wealth of archival material attached to each of their projects - all valuable pieces of information that are often rarely seen outside the architects' main HQ...The Kabinett is a charitable foundation set up in Basel to make the celebrated architects' estate accessible to the public. Establishing this initiative in their home town...has been a 'lifelong aspiration' for the duo.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Herzog and de Meuron recently issued a press statement through the Kunstmuseum Basel announcing their Kabinett project, which features categorized cabinets consisting 'all the items and materials that were produced, collected, and archived' by the firm since its founding in 1978. The estate will be available for loans to local museums and institutions, and the Kunstmuseum Basel will have exclusive access. Experts and researchers can visit the archives upon request.</p><p>Read the full statement <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Jacques Herzog calls 2015 Milan Expo a wasted opportunity to reinvent the World's Fair Justine Testado 2015-04-02T20:56:00-04:00 >2015-04-07T12:32:21-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="296" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>'The content of the exhibitions should make the countries look different, not the size of their pavilions. Also we felt that this expo would be exactly the right place to start focusing on content, because it simply seems embarrassing to address this very important topic and at the same time built enormous, dramatically curved pavilions with facades in wavy plastic or with spectacular waterfalls or whatever.' - Jacques Herzog</p></em><br /><br /><p>In <a href=";articleid=art-1425303037595-e330263a-ce42-485c-b9ea-acd0290cdbf2#!/page52" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a recent interview</a> with Berlin-based architecture magazine <em>Uncube</em>, Jacques Herzog dishes in on why he ditched the 2015 Milan Expo back in 2011, along with the rest of the masterplanning team that included Stefano Boeri, William McDonough, Ricky Burdett, and Herzog's own firm Herzog &amp; de Meuron. In the interview, Herzog believes the Expo organizers weren't "powerful or courageous enough" to convince their own organization to support their "radically new" content-focused master plan in an attempt to redesign the world exhibition, as opposed to the traditional model of showcasing national pavilions. With the Milan Expo coming up in May, Herzog expects it to be yet another "vanity fair".</p><p>You can find some of the Milan Expo pavilion proposals <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>h/t <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">constructionweekonline</a></p> Video from Jacque Herzog's Columbia Lecture Archinect 2013-09-16T13:41:00-04:00 >2013-09-23T22:02:12-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I think it is a compliment that our very best architects make people seem stupid.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> An interview with Jacques Herzog Places Journal 2012-02-09T11:14:00-05:00 >2012-02-12T23:38:22-05:00 <img src="" 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>