Archinect - News 2015-09-04T01:47:13-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/135184637/rowan-moore-on-the-seemingly-erratic-decision-making-in-historic-preservation Rowan Moore on the seemingly erratic decision-making in historic preservation Alexander Walter 2015-08-26T12:40:00-04:00 >2015-08-26T13:08:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l1/l1ymg18tf3t207mg.jpg" width="514" height="283" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>These are confusing times in the business of protecting the country&rsquo;s architectural heritage. [...] Recently, two large modernist buildings were up for consideration for listing: the British Library in St Pancras, and an East End council estate, Robin Hood Gardens. Both have been controversial [...] Yet the library has been granted the immortality of a Grade I listing, while the estate has been denied recognition and is set to be demolished.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130268199/robin-hood-gardens-residents-dare-lord-rogers-to-spend-a-night-in-the-blighted-estate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robin Hood Gardens residents dare Lord Rogers to spend a night in the blighted estate</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/42890487/robin-hood-gardens-set-for-demolition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robin Hood Gardens Set For Demolition</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131877038/postmodern-no-1-poultry-divides-architects-in-debate-over-recent-heritage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Postmodern No 1 Poultry divides architects in debate over recent heritage</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/134282068/brutalism-the-great-architectural-polarizer Brutalism: the great architectural polarizer Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-14T19:57:00-04:00 >2015-08-16T15:16:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ea/eadd5274238b7570a16b59a6bed0b0ab.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Goldfinger&rsquo;s [brutalist] buildings were decreed &ldquo;soulless.&rdquo; Inhabitants claimed to suffer health problems and depression from spending time inside of them. Some of Goldfinger&rsquo;s buildings were vacated because occupants found them so ugly. Yet, architects praised Goldfinger&rsquo;s buildings. [...] This divide&mdash;this hatred from the public and love from designers and architects&mdash;tends to be the narrative around buildings like Goldfinger&rsquo;s. Which is to say, gigantic, imposing buildings made of concrete.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Roman Mars, host of the design-centric podcast "99% Invisible", blogs for Slate on the polarizing quality of brutalist architecture &ndash; beloved by architects and hated by pretty much everyone else. Discussing the history of concrete in building architecture, Mars also puts brutalism in perspective as a contested term, one that architects are still arguing about, and that is commonly interpreted by non-architects simply as "gigantic, imposing buildings made of concrete."</p><p>More on brutalist architecture:</p><ul><li><a title="LA Forum releases Summer Newsletter on Brutalism in Los Angeles" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133537965/la-forum-releases-summer-newsletter-on-brutalism-in-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA Forum releases Summer Newsletter on Brutalism in Los Angeles</a></li><li><a title="Art college professor suggests makeover for brutalist Boston City Hall" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132873614/art-college-professor-suggests-makeover-for-brutalist-boston-city-hall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art college professor suggests makeover for brutalist Boston City Hall</a></li><li><a title="Michael Kimmelman on why Paul Rudolph's brutalist Orange County building is worth saving" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122125723/michael-kimmelman-on-why-paul-rudolph-s-brutalist-orange-county-building-is-worth-saving" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Kimmelman on why Paul Rudolph's brutalist Orange County building is worth saving</a></li><li><a title="Brutal London cutout replicas commemorate iconic brutalist structures" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119980904/brutal-london-cutout-replicas-commemorate-iconic-brutalist-structures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brutal London cutout replicas commemorate iconic brutalist structures</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/133537965/la-forum-releases-summer-newsletter-on-brutalism-in-los-angeles LA Forum releases Summer Newsletter on Brutalism in Los Angeles Orhan Ayyüce 2015-08-05T13:35:00-04:00 >2015-08-09T20:45:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4c/4cfjbnu51ixszqys.jpg" width="498" height="640" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Musings about a Brutalist building&rsquo;s friendliness quotient are a distraction&rdquo; - Anthony Carfello, artist</p></em><br /><br /><p>Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design Summer 2015 Newsletter surveys and critiques LA's own collection of high-quality brutalist buildings in a 'must be collected" issue that grew out of its own google map&nbsp;<a href="https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zx-ljemZMn2M.kdgzLe9LvWpA&amp;hl=en_US" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Brutalism Los Angeles&rdquo;</a>&nbsp;and other resources.</p><p><a href="http://laforum.org/content/publications/la-forum-summer-2015-newsletter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Newsletter</a> features a collection of articles, interviews and an op-ed by architects, historians, and critics.</p><p>You can write to LA Forum and request your free copy with an optional <a href="http://laforum.org/membership" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">membership</a> that goes a&nbsp;long way with many benefits and preferred access to events and publications.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133044789/just-add-balconies-sydney-deliberates-future-of-brutalist-housing-landmark Just add balconies? Sydney deliberates future of brutalist housing landmark Justine Testado 2015-07-29T18:51:00-04:00 >2015-08-09T20:38:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/66/66jgnj56wkrnu8wm.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At what cost? The LAVA plan could be difficult to manage structurally, cost a significant amount of money and see Sirius occupants relocated anyway. But it could also be a more sustainable option than knocking down and rebuilding.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6o/6o5lhzvmnvggp7l7.jpg"><br><em>SIRIUS in 2014.</em></p><p>Alas, the curse of the "brutalist eyesore" continues with the <a href="http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/insidethecollection/2013/05/sirius-on-the-rocks/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">historic SIRIUS apartment building</a> in Sydney, designed by architect Tao (Theodore) Gofers in 1978-79. Adding a third option to the demolish-preserve debate that typically ensues, local architecture firm <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/52226868/lava-laboratory-for-visionary-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LAVA</a> proposed the addition of "clip-on" curved balconies as an amenity upgrade that the firm says would spruce up the building's appearance while also preserve the original structure.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a title="Art college professor suggests makeover for brutalist Boston City Hall" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132873614/art-college-professor-suggests-makeover-for-brutalist-boston-city-hall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art college professor suggests makeover for brutalist Boston City Hall</a></p><p><a title="Paul Rudolph's Government Center won't be saved, despite preservationist pleas" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130791045/paul-rudolph-s-government-center-won-t-be-saved-despite-preservationist-pleas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Rudolph's Government Center won't be saved, despite preservationist pleas</a></p><p><a title="Now sitting empty, brutalist Berkeley Art Museum building faces unclear future" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121446283/now-sitting-empty-brutalist-berkeley-art-museum-building-faces-unclear-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Now sitting empty, brutalist Berkeley Art Museum building faces unclear future</a></p><p><a title="Brutalism's Bullies" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101803501/brutalism-s-bullies" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brutalism's Bullies</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132873614/art-college-professor-suggests-makeover-for-brutalist-boston-city-hall Art college professor suggests makeover for brutalist Boston City Hall Alexander Walter 2015-07-27T13:26:00-04:00 >2015-07-31T18:30:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8p/8pu7qhvkqo00i6qe.jpg" width="514" height="245" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Some architects consider the design a stunning example of the modern Brutalist style, but for many Bostonians it&rsquo;s the building they have long loved to hate. [...] why can&rsquo;t we make changes that are easily reversible, while simultaneously acting to protect and preserve the structure? Here&rsquo;s one simple, obvious and cost-effective solution: Sheath the building with a tinted glass curtain wall &mdash; but not to create another modernist glass box.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/37622653/how-boston-city-hall-was-born" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Boston City Hall was born</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/52493340/gerhard-kallmann-brutalist-architect-dies-at-97" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gerhard Kallmann, Brutalist Architect, Dies at 97</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/131279044/herzog-de-meuron-s-stadium-in-chelsea-will-be-a-hefty-brute-of-a-thing Herzog & de Meuron's stadium in Chelsea "will be a hefty brute of a thing" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-07T01:28:00-04:00 >2015-07-11T21:08:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9p/9pnckkmfkvxjih79.jpg" width="514" height="262" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The stadium will be wrapped in a cage of slender concrete and brick columns that will rise to a zig-zagging profile, before folding over to form the roof &ndash; as if the architects&rsquo; tangle of struts in Beijing&rsquo;s Bird&rsquo;s Nest stadium had been straightened out and neatened up.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/577/herzog-de-meuron" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron</a>'s design for the Football Club stadium in Chelsea takes fandom to the level or religious zealotry, borrowing dramatic gothic elements from Westminster Abbey &ndash; the structure&nbsp;that formerly stood on the same site. The design's heavy masonry, brick and railway-style vaults prompt comparisons to "London's Victorian railway viaducts" and the Brutalist concrete hulks of the 1970s. As Jacques Herzog in&nbsp;<em>The Guardian</em>&nbsp;explains it, the stadium will be like&nbsp;&ldquo;a castle, or a medieval walled village ...&nbsp;It is really a structural thing, very naked in some way."</p><p>The&nbsp;&pound;500M stadium should support crowds from 42,000 - 60,000, and while Herzog &amp; de Meuron have already completed numerous arenas (perhaps most famously, their <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/53293231/how-to-fill-an-empty-bird-s-nest-beijing-s-olympic-woes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Bird's Nest" stadium for the 2008 Beijing Olympics</a>), the Chelsea project's heft offers an aesthetic break from the ongoing sweeping, airy trends in stadium design.</p><p>More on Herzog &amp; de Meuron's stadium work:</p><ul><li><a title="Bird's Nest Collaborators, Ai Weiwei and Herzog &amp; de Meuron, selected for 2012 Serpentine" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/37235400/bird-s-nest-collaborators-ai-weiwei-and-herzog-de-meuron-selected-for-2012-serpentine" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bird's Nest Collaborators, Ai Weiwei and Herzog &amp; de Meuron, s...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/129890744/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-concrete-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Concrete" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-06-19T14:05:00-04:00 >2015-06-21T13:16:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yv/yvu8hfcn5xt7mja5.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <em><a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/concrete/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Concrete</a></em>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mw/mw1qgomq4tg015u9.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/wendellburnettearchitects/project/desert-courtyard-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Desert Courtyard House</a> in Scottsdale, AZ by <a href="http://archinect.com/wendellburnettearchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wendell Burnette Architects</a>; Photo: Bill Timmerman photographs</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9p/9p8eurgm5q13s9nr.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/83908089/peribere-residence/120890549" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peribere Residence</a> in Miami Beach, FL by <a href="http://archinect.com/STRANGarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">[STRANG] Architecture</a>; Photo: Claudia Uribe-Touri</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rp/rppmn42wyjl9nmuy.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/chrofi/project/lune-de-sang-sheds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lune de Sang Sheds</a> in NSW, Australia by <a href="http://archinect.com/chrofi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CHROFI</a>; Photo: Brett Boardman Photography</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ye/yelswdg8n2ggo5pv.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/122080766/song-chu-bending-band/123784848" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Song-chu Bending Band</a> in Yangju, South Korea by <a href="http://archinect.com/leau" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">L'EAU Design</a>; Photo: Park Wan-soon</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4a/4azqxb1xyj5tf6ni.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/19160/sebastopol-barn-house/115272742" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barn House</a> in Sebastopol, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/andersonanderson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anderson Anderson Architecture</a>; Photo: Anthony VIzzari, Anderson Anderson Architecture</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d7/d7b55zwm1l2ahbxp.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/56904349/st-edward-s-university-doyle-hall/109639525" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">St. Edward's University Doyle Hall</a> in Austin, TX by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/56904349/specht-harpman" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Specht Harpman</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8z/8zzlermy1d23f7y7.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/106450501/deha-proje-office/120411221" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deha Proje Office</a> in Ankara, Turkey by <a href="http://archinect.com/venarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ven Architecture</a>; Photo: Gurkan Akay...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122280042/orange-county-legislators-fail-to-save-paul-rudolph-s-government-center Orange County legislators fail to save Paul Rudolph's Government Center Alexander Walter 2015-03-06T13:59:00-05:00 >2015-03-15T17:43:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u0/u0jpxkycuq02sa9i.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Yesterday, legislators in Orange County, New York failed to stave off the demolition of Paul Rudolph's Orange County Government Center. In January, county executive Steven M. Neuhaus vetoed a proposal that would entertain outside bids like Manhattan architect Gene Kaufman's, to purchase, restore, and repurpose the structure. Kaufman also proposed designing a new government center next door, with a proposed budget less than that of the county's current plan [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122125723/michael-kimmelman-on-why-paul-rudolph-s-brutalist-orange-county-building-is-worth-saving" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Kimmelman on why Paul Rudolph's brutalist Orange County building is worth saving</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119441450/future-of-paul-rudolph-s-brutalist-orange-county-building-still-uncertain" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future of Paul Rudolph's brutalist Orange County building still uncertain</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115580114/paul-rudolph-s-brutalist-orange-county-gem-to-be-repurposed-as-arts-hub" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Rudolph's brutalist Orange County gem to be repurposed as "arts hub"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99369287/gwathmey-siegel-s-kaufman-wants-to-buy-paul-rudolph-s-brutalist-orange-county-government-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gwathmey Siegel's Kaufman wants to buy Paul Rudolph's brutalist Orange County Government Center</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/122125723/michael-kimmelman-on-why-paul-rudolph-s-brutalist-orange-county-building-is-worth-saving Michael Kimmelman on why Paul Rudolph's brutalist Orange County building is worth saving Alexander Walter 2015-03-04T13:47:00-05:00 >2015-03-06T14:07:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ua/uagkuqi8yvocn95l.jpg" width="514" height="253" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Michael Kimmelman&rsquo;s column this week, about the debate over plans to demolish a midcentury Paul Rudolph building in Goshen, N.Y., makes the case for why it should be saved. It is only one example of his taking up a cause. As The Times&rsquo;s architecture critic, he has not been shy about advocacy. Here, he describes why he&rsquo;s been outspoken in supporting this building, which doesn&rsquo;t have the profile of other fights he has taken up.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>UPDATE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122280042/orange-county-legislators-fail-to-save-paul-rudolph-s-government-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orange County legislators fail to save Paul Rudolph's Government Center</a></p><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119441450/future-of-paul-rudolph-s-brutalist-orange-county-building-still-uncertain" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future of Paul Rudolph's brutalist Orange County building still uncertain</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115580114/paul-rudolph-s-brutalist-orange-county-gem-to-be-repurposed-as-arts-hub" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Rudolph's brutalist Orange County gem to be repurposed as "arts hub"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103630900/rethinking-a-spurned-landmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rethinking a Spurned Landmark</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99369287/gwathmey-siegel-s-kaufman-wants-to-buy-paul-rudolph-s-brutalist-orange-county-government-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gwathmey Siegel's Kaufman wants to buy Paul Rudolph's brutalist Orange County Government Center</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/121971507/a-look-at-africa-s-modernist-architecture A Look at Africa's Modernist Architecture Nicholas Korody 2015-03-02T13:57:00-05:00 >2015-03-05T21:10:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/db/dbzwxguikmp5tv05.jpg" width="514" height="327" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;There was an intense flowering of experimental and futuristic architecture in the 1960s and 70s, which the young African countries used to express their national identities,&rdquo; says [Swiss architect Manuel] Herz, who has curated an exhibition of more than 80 buildings from sub-Saharan Africa, showing at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany, until May. &ldquo;But we simply don&rsquo;t know about it... we wanted to show this incredible cultural wealth that also exists.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Usually the projects of African "big man" leaders, the modernist buildings were often constructed for propagandistic purpose and tended to be designed by European architects. Noted architectural photographer Iwan Baan took many of the photographs in Herz's exhibit.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121446283/now-sitting-empty-brutalist-berkeley-art-museum-building-faces-unclear-future Now sitting empty, brutalist Berkeley Art Museum building faces unclear future Alexander Walter 2015-02-23T18:18:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T22:57:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/78/78fd189e1db5473fea39f1c46d3402d8.jpg" width="450" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On December 21, 2014, the Berkeley Art Museum permanently closed its iconic Modern building in preparation for a move to a nearby new building in 2016. Considered by many to be the Bay Area&rsquo;s most remarkable example of Brutalism [...]. Although the building is a local landmark and listed on the National Register, its intricate concrete forms pose seismic safety risks, leaving a future for the building unclear.</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/119980904/brutal-london-cutout-replicas-commemorate-iconic-brutalist-structures Brutal London cutout replicas commemorate iconic brutalist structures Justine Testado 2015-02-04T19:09:00-05:00 >2015-02-12T21:45:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f1/f1482gu80zyi9a0d.jpg" width="514" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Assembling those paper cutouts from the back of the cereal box is a delightful childhood memory for many. Poznan-based design studio&nbsp;<a href="http://www.zupagrafika.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zupagrafika</a> brings back that pastime with their "Brutal London" paper cutouts that would look good on any shelf or desk. Following the Warsaw-inspired "Eastern Block" collection, Brutal London is Zupagrafika's latest addition to cataloging modernist architecture at risk of extinction -- be it demolition in England or thermomodernization in Poland.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k6/k624pmvf83cpo63u.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r5/r5zvbqzz9oamvm69.jpg"></p><p>The collection features five illustrated mini models of 1960s-1970s brutalist structures in the Camden, Southwark, and Tower Hamlet districts of London: the iconic Balfron Tower and Space House, the demolished <a href="http://www.architecture.com/Explore/Buildings/RobinHoodGardens.aspx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robin Hood Gardens</a> and <a href="http://www.southwark.gov.uk/news/article/92/260_new_homes_begin_to_appear_as_iconic_estate_is_demolished" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aylesbury Estate</a>, and the prefab Ledbury Estate. Made out of 100% recycled paper and cardboard, the models depict original details from the buildings' facades, down to the graffiti.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ke/ked9568yacohf9vm.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/08/08rtct4axkl3aayu.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1j/1jb78bd2rkd5gw85.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kg/kgjgx6d2vxd44thb.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cz/czyde269htgkyt3x.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mk/mkj13kvdpdytm70z.jpg"></p><p>Young ones could perhaps learn a quick fact or two about brutalist architecture as they cut out and a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119583618/preserving-england-s-history-in-concrete Preserving England's history in concrete Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-01-30T15:11:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T17:39:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ec/ecd5dcc0cabe28ab74ebd0ea0ef30e50.jpg" width="514" height="794" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This week, English Heritage ... listed 14 late 20th century office developments as historic monuments. The buildings, all constructed between 1964 and 1984, will now be protected from summary demolition or insensitive remodeling, standing as examples of the best architecture of their period. [...] The buildings being spared might seem extremely modest, even provincial. That could partly be the point&mdash;the buildings are supposed to be representative of their country, after 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/119441450/future-of-paul-rudolph-s-brutalist-orange-county-building-still-uncertain Future of Paul Rudolph's brutalist Orange County building still uncertain Alexander Walter 2015-01-28T18:12:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T21:22:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kn/kn9p7oz23q0e33hb.jpg" width="514" height="253" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>But Steven M. Neuhaus, Orange County executive, seems determined to pursue the teardown plan. [...] He recently vetoed a proposal that would have allowed the county to sell the center to Mr. Kaufman. County legislators meet on Feb. 5. [...] But many people who spoke at a public hearing last month in Goshen endorsed Mr. Kaufman&rsquo;s proposal. It would save the center, potentially save the county a fortune, bring in tourist dollars and even put the Rudolph building on the tax rolls.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115580114/paul-rudolph-s-brutalist-orange-county-gem-to-be-repurposed-as-arts-hub" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Rudolph's brutalist Orange County gem to be repurposed as "arts hub"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103630900/rethinking-a-spurned-landmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rethinking a Spurned Landmark</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99369287/gwathmey-siegel-s-kaufman-wants-to-buy-paul-rudolph-s-brutalist-orange-county-government-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gwathmey Siegel's Kaufman wants to buy Paul Rudolph's brutalist Orange County Government Center</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/47277795/orange-county-votes-to-keep-brutalist-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orange County Votes to Keep Brutalist Building</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/44158069/unloved-building-in-goshen-n-y-prompts-debate-on-modernism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unloved Building in Goshen, N.Y., Prompts Debate on Modernism</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/115580114/paul-rudolph-s-brutalist-orange-county-gem-to-be-repurposed-as-arts-hub Paul Rudolph's brutalist Orange County gem to be repurposed as "arts hub" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-09T15:25:00-05:00 >2014-12-11T19:13:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x4/x414czrr86fu3oto.jpg" width="514" height="253" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>According to a press release issued last week by Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman &amp; Associates,&nbsp;principal&nbsp;Gene Kaufman has submitted a proposal to buy the Orange County Government Center (Goshen, NY), which has been closed since 2011 due to storm damage. Designed in 1967 by Paul Rudolph, the building is slated to become an "arts hub" in Kaufman's hands, similar to projects he is already developing in Brooklyn, NY &ndash; described in the same press release as "combination artists' lofts-gallery-retail&nbsp;spaces".</p><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103630900/rethinking-a-spurned-landmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rethinking a Spurned Landmark</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99369287/gwathmey-siegel-s-kaufman-wants-to-buy-paul-rudolph-s-brutalist-orange-county-government-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gwathmey Siegel's Kaufman wants to buy Paul Rudolph's brutalist Orange County Government Center</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/47277795/orange-county-votes-to-keep-brutalist-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orange County Votes to Keep Brutalist Building</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/44158069/unloved-building-in-goshen-n-y-prompts-debate-on-modernism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unloved Building in Goshen, N.Y., Prompts Debate on Modernism</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/112908031/brutal-baltimore Brutal Baltimore Nam Henderson 2014-11-04T22:28:00-05:00 >2014-11-13T18:57:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/np/np9gzbsuamhae6ut.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>architecture designed to create an emotional reaction</p></em><br /><br /><p>As preparation for a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dcenterbaltimore.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">D-Center</a>&nbsp;lecture about&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/1474455222817997/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The McKeldin Fountain</a>&nbsp;at Windup Space tonight,&nbsp;a taste of Baltimore's "brutal" past.</p><p>h/t <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2752895/fred-scharmen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fred Scharmen</a></p><p>Related&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/McKldnFntn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mckeldin Fountain</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109267885/editor-s-picks-385 Editor's Picks #385 Nam Henderson 2014-09-18T17:50:00-04:00 >2014-09-19T13:00:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sy/syjjbnsqw0ogisso.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The latest entry in the <strong>Showcase:</strong> series featured <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/704/barkow-leibinger-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barkow Leibinger</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/108577997/showcase-stadthaus-m1-by-barkow-leibinger" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'s Stadthaus M1</a>,&nbsp;located in the "sustainable model district" of Vauban in the already so-called "green city" of Freiburg.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5h/5h4fjj214gc4cubc.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;looked at <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/108655901/factory-berlin-a-new-tech-incubator-emerges-from-the-ruins-of-the-berlin-wall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Factory Berlin</a>, a "<em>start-up campus</em>" hosted by Google, built on a site where "<em>a section of the Berlin Wall...once housed a German Democratic Republic (GDR) watchpost</em>".&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/5808858/chris-teeter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris Teeter</a>&nbsp;recommended "<em>if you want to keep the political going in your architecture crit, you could probably look at what I have considered the 3 downtowns of Berlin; look at them historically maybe - Kuferstendamm (west), Alexander Platz (east), and Potsdamer Plat (unified)</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d8/d86dz5rgz7xqgfcd.jpg"><br><br><strong>News</strong><br>Mildred Friedman, a curator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis in the 1970s and &rsquo;80s who helped both the museum and the contemporary design and architecture it celebrated become objects of international acclaim, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108712952/mildred-friedman-85-dies-curator-elevated-design-and-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">died on Sept. 3 in Manhatta</a>n. She was 85.</p><p>Until October 31,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108644655/built-by-women-nyc-is-searching-for-100-of-the-best-nyc-projects-built-by-women" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the </a><a href="http://bwaf.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108644655/built-by-women-nyc-is-searching-for-100-of-the-best-nyc-projects-built-by-women" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> is acce...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105576807/weekly-news-round-up-for-july-28-2014-exploding-pipelines-and-contentious-museums Weekly News Round-Up for July 28, 2014: Exploding pipelines and contentious museums Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-04T14:58:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T20:19:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2s/2sjlbh17oilmbq9c.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Friday, August 1</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105555911/gas-pipelines-explode-in-taiwan-city-killing-24" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gas Pipelines Explode in Taiwan City Killing&nbsp;24</a>: The cause of the propene pipeline explosion is <a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/taiwan-gas-blasts-likely-caused-by-faulty-pipe-1406964902" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">still unknown</a>, but officials noticed irregularities in the pipe's flow hours beforehand, without investigating further.</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105555912/jacko-s-neverland-ranch-is-up-for-sale-at-50-75m" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jacko's Neverland Ranch is up for sale at $50-75M</a>: Michael Jackson's Disneyland-esque compound in Santa Barbara was handed back to Tom Barrack's Colony Capital in 2008, when Jackson was heavily in debt. With $5M in annual upkeep, Colony Capital is now selling the property.&nbsp;</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105555322/plans-approved-for-damien-hirst-s-village-on-the-british-coast" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Plans approved for Damien Hirst's village on the British coast</a>: Hirst will collaborate with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.rundellassociates.com/practice-profile" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects Rundell Associates</a>&nbsp;on the 75-home city. Renderings are surprisingly conventional when compared to <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For_the_Love_of_God" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hirst's work</a>.</li></ul><p><strong>Thursday, July 31</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105478813/new-renderings-of-what-will-replace-grafitti-art-mecca-5pointz-emerge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Renderings of What Will Replace Grafitti Art Mecca 5Pointz Emerge</a>: Unsurprisingly, it's two residential towers: with some mixed-use space on the ground floor, and 20% affordable housing. Designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/HTO-Architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HTO Architect</a>, the buildings will have some space set asid...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/105786212/20th-century-architecture-is-it-the-end-of-our-concrete-jungles 20th Century architecture: Is it the end of our 'concrete jungles'? Alexander Walter 2014-08-04T13:57:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T13:59:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5f/5f60caf5f1f309b57f7992b13636cc44.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Concrete was the building material beloved by councils as they embarked on post-World War Two development. But it is fair to say many people were never quite as taken with grey skyscrapers and suspended walkways. Now several of the cities defined by concrete - Birmingham, Coventry, Hull and Portsmouth - are undergoing multimillion-pound makeovers. But what are they losing in their quest to be the "modern cities" of the 21st - rather than the 20th - 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/105478812/requiem-for-a-nightmare Requiem for a Nightmare Alexander Walter 2014-07-31T14:09:00-04:00 >2014-07-31T14:45:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/44/44b994abce3bc8050040a954d82f86c3.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This week came the news that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is leaving its home in Washington, D.C. [...] Most importantly, from the perspective of thousands of D.C. residents, the District will finally be rid of the FBI's dark architecture. I will be sad to see the building go, as the city will almost certainly demand. Not only could it still potentially be put to good use, but whatever replaces the FBI Building will be regular, orderly, safe, and worse.</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/104964608/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-concrete-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Concrete" Pinterest Board Archinect 2014-07-25T13:38:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T22:56:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wa/waxrf3o0uh1rrr1k.jpg" width="514" height="776" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <em><a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/concrete/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Concrete</a></em>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p5/p532xraz9rot6e23.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/masastudio/project/amangiri-resort-spa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amangiri Resort + Spa</a> in&nbsp;Canyon Point, UT by <a href="http://archinect.com/masastudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marwan Al-Sayed Inc. Architecture + Design</a>, Wendell Burnette and Rick Joy</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w6/w69xxw3j6671u6lm.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/5468796/project/oms-stage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMS Stage</a> in Winnipeg, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/5468796" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5468796 architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ou/ouw5ow7yf07i68yf.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/arkylab/project/xafix-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Xafix House</a> in&nbsp;Aguascalientes, Mexico by Luis Mor&aacute;n in collaboration with <a href="http://Arkylab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arkylab</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ko/koff99g6jiaakkcc.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/45216499/house-boz/97166663" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House Boz</a> in Gauteng, South Africa by <a href="http://archinect.com/NvdmArchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nico van der Meulen Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8k/8k61x1k2pfrhpjd2.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/cebra/project/grundfos-dormitory2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grundfos Dormitory</a> in Aarhus, Denmark by <a href="http://archinect.com/cebra" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CEBRA </a>&amp; NIRAS</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3t/3tz4xekqtbbhn9f9.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/19455964/belimbing-avenue/96294677" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Belimbing Avenue</a> in Singapore by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/19455964/hyla-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HYLA Architects</a>; Photo: Derek Swalwell</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1t/1t0lytbw33x12q90.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/104784449/office-house-luna/104865674" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Office + House Luna</a> in Buenos Aires, Argentina by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/104784449/hitzig-militello-arquitectos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hitzig Militello arquitectos</a>; Photo: Federico Kulekdjian</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p8/p8glclfjgyndyb6y.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/99419368/fernandez-leal-62/99420579" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fernandez Leal 62</a> in Mexico City by <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/99419368/raul-pe-a-arias" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Raul Pe&ntilde;a Arias</a>; Photo: Alber...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103630900/rethinking-a-spurned-landmark Rethinking a Spurned Landmark Alexander Walter 2014-07-07T13:23:00-04:00 >2014-07-11T11:55:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b6/b6c15e618c702b746036676cd6239477.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As an architect, Gene Kaufman doesn&rsquo;t typically save buildings; he designs them. But when he heard of plans to change Paul Rudolph&rsquo;s celebrated but shuttered government building in Goshen, N.Y., as part of a renovation plan, he decided to step in. &ldquo;To lose a building like this would be a tragedy,&rdquo; said Mr. Kaufman, a partner at Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman Architects in New York City.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99369287/gwathmey-siegel-s-kaufman-wants-to-buy-paul-rudolph-s-brutalist-orange-county-government-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gwathmey Siegel's Kaufman wants to buy Paul Rudolph's brutalist Orange County Government Center</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/47277795/orange-county-votes-to-keep-brutalist-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orange County Votes to Keep Brutalist Building</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/44158069/unloved-building-in-goshen-n-y-prompts-debate-on-modernism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unloved Building in Goshen, N.Y., Prompts Debate on Modernism</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/102127180/editor-s-picks-372 Editor's Picks #372 Nam Henderson 2014-06-18T18:54:00-04:00 >2014-06-30T11:34:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6d/6d3bb8jckzi0r7o1.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;Editorial Manager for Archinect, talked with director <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/101642075/this-incredible-derogatory-racialized-way-people-talk-about-the-space-director-kelly-anderson-s-cutting-room-interview-on-gentrification-and-activism-in-her-doc-my-brooklyn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kelly Anderson about her documentary "My Brooklyn"</a>&nbsp;and the &ldquo;incredible, derogatory, racialized way people talk about the space". The film &nbsp;will air multiple times as part of <a href="http://worldchannel.org/programs/america-reframed/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PBS World's America ReFramed series</a>, starting Tuesday, June 19, at 8pm (EST).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2t/2tamcejadj25vg7j.jpg"></p><p>Plus, the eighteenth edition <strong>Screen/Print</strong> featured an excerpt from&nbsp;<a href="http://www.arch.uic.edu/faculty/dejong.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Judith K. De Jong</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/101180316/screen-print-18-new-suburbanisms-by-judith-k-de-jong" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&rsquo;s new book, </a><a href="http://www.amazon.com/New-SubUrbanisms-Judith-De-Jong/dp/0415642175" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New SubUrbanisms</a>, which touched on <strong>Flattening: Formal and Spatial Practices</strong>.</p><p><strong>citizen</strong> complained "<em>The author seems to proclaim as breaking news the complex connectivity of central &amp; peripheral parts of metropolitan regions...This isn't new...others have been working for decades now with the premise of a metropolitan system in which the urban/suburban binary is less and less meaningful</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>Archinect discussed Fran&ccedil;ois Roche claim that Rem's Venice Biennale (is) "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101567226/fran-ois-roche-considers-rem-s-venice-biennale-obscene" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Obscene</a>".&nbsp;<strong>boy in a well</strong> responded "I<em>s the Biennale a good place for a soap box because the event is organi...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/101803501/brutalism-s-bullies Brutalism's Bullies Archinect 2014-06-13T19:45:00-04:00 >2014-06-23T11:44:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b7/b718aa384afe17ff87ca6220a449b3cc.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Brutalism, a muscular and monumental architectural style known for its unsparing use of cast concrete, has grown old enough since its heyday in the fifties, sixties, and seventies to have aged badly, but not old enough to inspire much sympathy. The austere, domineering artifacts of its philosophies now face widespread enmity; a number of institutions, with varying degrees of exertion, have sought in recent years to replace their Brutalist inheritances with practically anything else.</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/99369287/gwathmey-siegel-s-kaufman-wants-to-buy-paul-rudolph-s-brutalist-orange-county-government-center Gwathmey Siegel's Kaufman wants to buy Paul Rudolph's brutalist Orange County Government Center Archinect 2014-05-07T16:45:00-04:00 >2014-07-07T13:16:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9c/9cn7vun67j5fq78c.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At a meeting of the County Legislature on May 1, Kaufman offered to purchase the Rudolph building, which has been closed since 2011, and convert it to private use, perhaps as artists&rsquo; studios. Kaufman, who bought Gwathmey Siegel &amp; Associates in 2011... and now calls his firm Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman &amp; Associates Architects, wants to design a new government building adjacent to the Rudolph masterpiece, completed in 1970 on Main Street in Goshen, New York.</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/93503614/the-incredible-hulks-jonathan-meades-a-z-of-brutalism The incredible hulks: Jonathan Meades' A-Z of brutalism Archinect 2014-02-14T15:53:00-05:00 >2014-02-19T21:28:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f8/f86b35aedaf83607c4c77a4449ae72b1.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It was mocked and misunderstood. But it produced some of the most sublime, awe-inspiring buildings on the planet. Jonathan Meades, maker of a new TV series about brutalism, gives his A-Z</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/93020114/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-concrete-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Concrete" Pinterest Board Archinect 2014-02-07T14:04:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T22:05:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3b/3beip3a3vhfm469b.jpg" width="514" height="665" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <em><a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/concrete/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Concrete</a></em>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r8/r8euaws5iz1uk61s.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/masastudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Desert City House</a> in Paradise Valley, AZ by <a href="http://archinect.com/masastudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marwan Al-Sayed Inc. Architecture + Design</a>; Photo: Bill Timmermann/Matt Winquist</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a9/a93joq616iielayo.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/40920362/municipal-auditorium-of-teulada/75242856" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Municipal Auditorium</a> in Teulada, Spain by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/40920362/francisco-mangado-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Francisco Mangado &amp; Associates</a>; Photo: Juan Rodr&iacute;guez</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w6/w6tq8po6s9fuaug1.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/10196497/hedge-house/77957772" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hedge House</a> in Wijlre, the Netherlands by <a href="http://archinect.com/Wiel-Arets-Architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wiel Arets Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/35/35m8wbsvv8g2hiq5.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/variableprojects/project/modular-variations-prototype-ii" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Modular Variations - Prototype II</a> in Minneapolis, MN by <a href="http://archinect.com/variableprojects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Variable Projects</a> with students of Modular Variations Design Studio, Bachelor of Design in Architecture Program, Spring 2013, <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/3277911/university-of-minnesota" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Minnesota School of Architecture</a>; Instructor: <a href="http://archinect.com/adammarcus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Adam Marcus</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rg/rg8fy61t61ee3twd.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/31790/ricardo-bofill-taller-de-arquitectura-headquarters/75880140" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura Headquarters</a> in Sant Just Desvern, Spain by <a href="http://archinect.com/ricardo_bofill_taller_arquitectura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ricar...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92488673/on-sunset-boulevard-a-striking-example-of-brutalism On Sunset Boulevard, a striking example of brutalism Nam Henderson 2014-01-31T00:00:00-05:00 >2014-02-03T14:11:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j6/j6hkyixynkso851c.jpg" width="514" height="654" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mr. Bridges, averse to the financial risks of the building industry and feeling his interests move elsewhere, left architecture for academia. His lasting mark as an architect and the work for which he is best known, even if anonymously, is the house he wakes up in every morning</p></em><br /><br /><p>Steven Kurutz profiles a home familiar to many Los Angelenos, but whose architect since turned academic,&nbsp;Robert Bridges, perhaps is not. Located just before the&nbsp;Pacific Palisades off Sunset Boulevard, it is a "concrete-pillared house"&nbsp;many have driven by.</p><p>h/t&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/bldgblog/status/429086213887119360" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@bldgblog</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90069641/winners-of-brutalist-facelift-and-ghost-town-challenge-for-karosta-latvia Winners of “Brutalist Facelift” and “Ghost Town Challenge” for Karosta, Latvia Justine Testado 2013-12-30T15:38:00-05:00 >2014-09-02T16:00:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vj/vjngxiqme2c4k5sy.jpg" width="514" height="274" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Results were recently revealed for Homemade Dessert and Liepaja City Council's 'Brutalist Facelift' and 'Ghost Town Challenge' &mdash; two related competitions in a series to revive the cityscape of Karosta, a former Soviet military town outside of Liepaja, Latvia. Each jury selected three winners &mdash; who won prize money and media attention &mdash; for each competition.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Hosted by <a href="http://hmmd.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Homemade Dessert Architecture Competitions</a>, <em>Brutalist Facelift</em> had entrants redefine the image and future of the historically debatable brutalist-style architecture for Karosta.</p><p>For <em>Ghost Town Challenge</em>, participants submitted their visions for a new city cultural center.</p><p><strong><em>Brutalist Facelift</em> winners</strong></p><p>1st prize (US$2,500): Ilana Simhon (US)<br><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qo/qo2rbrnb01zgs70y.jpg"></p><p><br>2nd prize (US$1,000): Joanna Burton (Spain)<br><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vr/vr6da1a60apcswi7.jpg"></p><p><br>3rd prize (US$500): Emily Kutil + Jordan Hicks (US)<br><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gc/gcuvduk19z6u6as0.jpg"></p><p><br><strong><em>Ghost Town Challenge</em> winners</strong><br><br>1st prize (US$6,000): Fabien Grousset + H&eacute;l&egrave;ne Besson + Julien Colom + Guillaume Friolet (France)<br><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sl/sli6uz26nz33pm1y.jpg"></p><p><br>2nd prize (US$3,000) - Gilles Retsin + Isaie Bloch (UK)<br><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/my/mybd1n1p2k461at5.jpg"><br><br>3rd prize (US$1,000) - Johann Bertelli + Gustavo Deleu Nogueira + Julie Deglesne (France)<br><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mc/mcf4hoa4du67ylsq.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/89531143/will-today-s-ugly-buildings-be-tomorrow-s-historic-architecture Will Today’s Ugly Buildings Be Tomorrow’s Historic Architecture? Archinect 2013-12-23T15:47:00-05:00 >2013-12-30T21:04:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a9/a911811b28f0a4be9932e60e47174cc7.jpg" width="514" height="283" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Its style is &ldquo;brutalist,&rdquo; which looks exactly like it sounds: big, blockish, hulking. Basically, a fortress of concrete... But what if these homely structures are actually tomorrow&rsquo;s historic architecture? What if we just don&rsquo;t appreciate them yet, and later generations will embrace them even though we think they&rsquo;re monstrosities?</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>