Archinect - News 2014-07-29T23:16:50-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/104964607/slums-siza-and-squatting-icymi-weekly-news-round-up-for-july-21-2014 Slums, Siza and squatting: ICYMI Weekly News Round-Up for July 21, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-28T14:45:00-04:00 >2014-07-29T18:47:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rz/rzfh9e19cqv22sx9.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In Case You Missed It, a look back at the major happenings from last week's News.</p><p><strong>Friday, July 25</strong></p><ul><li><a title="Families Removed From 'Tower of David' Skyscraper Slum" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105014387/families-removed-from-tower-of-david-skyscraper-slum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Families Removed From 'Tower of David' Skyscraper Slum</a>: Venezuelans initially began living in the abandoned office towers in 2007, due to the country's burgeoning financial crisis. They are now being evicted by Caracas city officials, citing safety concerns in the 45-floor building.</li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105016010/row-over-olympic-cauldron-design-settled-out-of-court" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Row over Olympic cauldron design settled out of court</a>: Olympic officials settled with designers from <a href="http://atopiainnovation.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atopia</a>, who claimed the cauldron design relied heavily on their ideas without citation. While Atopia's influence has been recognized, design of the cauldron is still credited to <a href="http://www.heatherwick.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Heatherwick</a>.</p></li></ul><p><strong>Thursday, July 24</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104955739/lvaro-siza-donates-his-architectural-archives-to-institutions-in-portugal-and-canada" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&Aacute;lvaro Siza donates his architectural archives to institutions in Portugal and Canada</a>:&nbsp;The archive will be divided up between the Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montreal), the <a href="http://www.gulbenkian.pt/Institucional/en/Homepage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Funda&ccedil;&atilde;o Gulbenkian</a> in Lisbon and the <a href="http://www.serralves.pt/en/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Funda&ccedil;&atilde;o de Serralves</a> in Porto.</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104938794/can-a-frank-gehry-design-help-change-the-dynamic-of-watts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Can a Frank Gehry design help change the dynamic of Wat...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/104705706/herman-miller-buys-dwr-for-154-million-what-does-that-mean-for-chairs Herman Miller Buys DWR for $154 Million. What Does That Mean for Chairs? Archinect 2014-07-21T12:41:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T12:41:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/80/80af9e7d7d3324424cecf93e76f01d4d.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Herman Miller, the manufacturer of classic midcentury designs, will buy the contemporary retailer Design Within Reach (DWR) for $154 million in a bid to establish itself as a &ldquo;premier lifestyle brand.&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/49539746/herman-miller-taps-students-to-rethink-our-workplaces Herman Miller Taps Students To Rethink Our Workplaces Archinect 2012-05-29T13:03:00-04:00 >2012-05-29T13:05:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/71/71f348cc8086d426e480ad9e30c18231.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Recently, Herman Miller selected six out of 16 original seating and workstation concepts, designed by students in Cranbrook&rsquo;s 3-D Design Department, and helped turn them into full-scale prototypes for an exhibit at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York. The concepts are aimed at encouraging &ldquo;rest and concentration in the workplace&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/42000529/an-eames-chair-makeover-for-charity An Eames Chair Makeover for Charity Archinect 2012-03-19T19:14:00-04:00 >2012-03-19T20:18:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b2/b20fb5c4c73de39845aa98d1864b1b98.jpg" width="480" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Presented with an Eames molded plastic chair, 30 San Antonio based designers and architects transformed the modern icon into a canvas for art.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/8615044/sketchbooks-of-roto Sketchbooks of RoTo Orhan Ayyüce 2011-06-03T09:55:00-04:00 >2012-10-12T19:22:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eg/egyaldgaiyvmp1e0.jpg" width="480" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>My ideal workspace is wherever I am when a thought or an image comes to mind and I can sit with my sketchbook. I have always carried a notebook with me, for at least thirty years. This hand to paper, mediated by my fountain pen or RoTo pencils, switches on my mind and focuses my attention. As I draw or write, all of my senses become more acute&mdash;apprehending everything around me more clearly and precisely. A paradox, but true.</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/6601497/pov-herman-miller POV - Herman Miller Paul Petrunia 2011-05-16T22:45:19-04:00 >2011-05-17T17:24:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dn/dnjhr7kga0gx0ai2.jpg" width="514" height="238" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A point of view-Herman Miller has one about people and design, architecture and quality, materials and problem-solving. Architects also have a special point of view. Visit Herman Miller POV to discover some of the leading architects' points of view on designing for the home.</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>