Archinect - News 2014-10-25T17:20:56-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/109258234/the-getty-foundation-selects-the-first-10-modern-projects-to-receive-grants-in-worldwide-preservation-effort The Getty Foundation selects the first 10 modern projects to receive grants in worldwide preservation effort Justine Testado 2014-09-18T15:07:00-04:00 >2014-09-22T20:32:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s2/s281l23n1qanmok1.jpg" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the sake of preserving the holy modern architectural canon (and some), The Getty Foundation officially announced today the first 10 projects to receive grants of their Keeping it Modern initiative. In a race against time among other challenging factors, the philanthropic effort aims to conserve the world's architectural landmarks of the 20th century.</p><p>The Foundation states Keeping it Modern will address the pressing issues involved with the conservation of modern architectural heritage through the support for key model projects. Each grant project was selected for its architectural significance and its potential to advance conservation practices relevant to modern architecture.</p><p>The first ten projects selected to receive funding are:</p><p>(Above) Louis Kahn&rsquo;s Salk Institute for Biological Studies</p><p>J&oslash;rn Utzon&rsquo;s Sydney Opera House<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/du/du509lx90l79ljwu.jpg"></p><p>Hilario Candela&rsquo;s Miami Marine Stadium<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nu/nuwhs0ap0vfodstg.jpg"></p><p>Alvar Aalto&rsquo;s Paimio Sanatorium<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ee/ee2u4suzfske6jhq.jpg"></p><p>Frank Lloyd Wright&rsquo;s Robie House<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xz/xz4g2n6bupzp44um.jpg"></p><p>Ray and Charles Eames&rsquo; residence &lsquo;The Eames House&rsquo;<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4s/4slo03ymxffsamkg.jpg"></p><p>I.M. Pei&rsquo;s Luc...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/94497265/winners-of-modernism-in-america-awards-renew-value-of-modern-architecture Winners of Modernism in America Awards renew value of modern architecture Justine Testado 2014-02-27T14:05:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T21:07:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0b/0b0bom5ut6cqnurd.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Modernism in America Awards have announced this year's winners. The national awards program highlights the documentation, preservation and re-use of modern buildings, structures and landscapes in the U.S. or U.S. territory [...] One Award of Excellence was given in the categories Design, Advocacy, and Inventory/Survey. Five Citations of Merit were also awarded. Winners will receive their prizes during the Docomomo US National Symposium on March 13-15, 2014 in Houston, Texas.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>(Pictured above) Design Award of Excellence:</strong> <strong>Furnace Creek Visitor Center at Death Valley National Park</strong></p><p><strong>Advocacy Award of Excellence:</strong> <strong>Peavey Plaza&nbsp; </strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/25/25kq3j1mbfs6pklu.jpg"></p><p><strong>Survey Award of Excellence: Curating the City: Modern Architecture in L.A. Website&nbsp; </strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xw/xw3pcfre838l0z6j.jpg"></p><p><strong>Design Citation of Merit</strong>: <strong>The Arboretum (formerly the Garden Grove Community Church)&nbsp; </strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l7/l7sdahbzj48llqg6.jpg"></p><p><strong>Advocacy Citation of Merit: Miami Marine Stadium </strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u6/u6qsnyh78otczb0j.jpg"></p><p><strong>Design Citation of Merit: Stillman and Huvelle Houses, Litchfield, CT</strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y9/y98gik82c8lx7hmy.jpg"></p><p><strong>Design Citation of Merit: Trenton Bath House and Day Camp Pavilions&nbsp; </strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/08/084qijd9gem4rjcl.jpg"></p><p><strong>Survey Citation of Merit: North Carolina Modernist Houses, Inc. </strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a1/a1y8qot6yt1ftvu4.jpg"></p><p>Find more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_modernism_in_america_awards_renew_value_of_modern_architecture/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93717939/ncsu-faculty-member-vincent-petrarca-receives-acsa-faculty-design-award NCSU Faculty Member Vincent Petrarca Receives ACSA Faculty Design Award kimweiss 2014-02-17T11:13:00-05:00 >2014-02-19T10:45:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ax/axzzzvhg3qj2qzaq.jpg" width="500" height="750" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>For a Modernist house designed and built by his firm Tonic Design + Tonic Construction</em></strong></p><p>February 17, 2014 (Raleigh, NC) -- Vincent Petrarca, an&nbsp;adjunct faculty member in the Department of Architecture at&nbsp;North Carolina State University&rsquo;s College of Design and a founding partner of the Raleigh, NC-based design/build firm&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tonic-design.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tonic Design + Tonic Construction</a>, has received a prestigious 2013-2014 Faculty Design Award from the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.acsa-arch.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)</a>&nbsp;for his design of &ldquo;Crabill Modern,&rdquo; a Modernist, single-family house in Hillsborough, N.C.</p><p>Each year, the ACSA honors architectural educators for exemplary work in areas such as building design, community collaborations, scholarship, and service.&nbsp;</p><p>The ASCA&rsquo;s Faculty Design Awards honor built work that &ldquo;advances the reflective nature of practice and teaching by recognizing and encouraging outstanding work in&nbsp;architecture and related environmental design fields as a critical endeavor,&rdquo; according to the ACSA. Winning ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91683852/flammable-towers-make-a-fiery-statement-on-the-modern-skyscraper-frenzy "Flammable" towers make a fiery statement on the modern skyscraper frenzy Justine Testado 2014-01-20T14:13:00-05:00 >2014-01-22T09:43:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9i/9inmjn5uozlu2avn.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Architects always have the future in mind when they design. That's particularly evident in today's cityscapes as they continuously try to one-up each other in who can raise the world's next tallest, more-modern-than-thou skyscraper for all to gaze in awe -- or not. For <a href="http://naihanli.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jingjing Naihan Li</a>, a long-time resident and practicing architect in Beijing, modern skyscrapers can be invasive and gradually make the city's public spaces feel less familiar.<br><br> As a clever response to the skyscraper frenzy she saw at home and abroad, Naihan created a collection of the most recognizable towers scaled down to meticulously replicated wax candles titled "Flammable."<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ew/ewzftesqdvcmbbwd.jpg" title=""><br><br> "Together, it looks like a party of all the alpha males of the world," Naihan responded in an email. "In places like New York or Hong Kong where land is limited, it was somewhat justifiable to build high and dense. But as the cities with the skyscraper were viewed by other developed countries as the representative of modern success, the sk...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/65644127/zaha-hadid-modernises-uk-s-oldest-university-building Zaha Hadid Modernises UK’s Oldest University Building Anna Johnson 2013-01-17T13:58:00-05:00 >2013-01-21T10:37:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nm/nmcpyyeh50781524.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Construction on Zaha Hadid&rsquo;s anticipated Softbridge building extension to the University of Oxford building in the UK is set to commence at the end of the month. The Middle East Centre Project is an upgrade for St. Antony&rsquo;s College, one of seven graduate colleges that are part of the original building. While the the building&rsquo;s foundation date is unclear, it is the oldest university in the English-speaking world with teaching on the site believed to have commenced in 1096.</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/62324035/historical-homes-that-helped-influence-modernism Historical homes that helped influence modernism Archinect 2012-11-28T12:28:00-05:00 >2012-12-05T15:39:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/91/9129d49b628781993db0626ad2d2a8a6.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Separated by about four centuries and the Pacific Ocean this pair of houses may seem on paper to have little in common. One was an imperial villa in Kyoto, the other a suburban villa in West Hollywood. One is built on Zen principles for the Japanese emperor, the other was built by a central European architect for himself.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Edwin Heathcote discusses the historical relevance of Rudolph Schindler's Schindler House and Kyoto's Katsura Imperial Villa, and how they helpef influence the modern movement.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/58230347/getty-announces-pacific-standard-time-presents-modern-architecture-in-l-a Getty Announces Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. Archinect 2012-09-28T20:30:00-04:00 >2012-09-28T20:31:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c5/c57887da919c572e189886fd4568ba69.jpg" width="514" height="327" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designed to continue the momentum of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945&ndash;1980, last year&rsquo;s sweeping initiative that included exhibitions and programs at 60 arts institutions across Southern California, Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A., will be smaller in scope, comprising nine exhibitions and accompanying programs and events in and around Los Angeles slated for April&ndash;July 2013.</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/37211373/the-midwestern-maybeck The Midwestern Maybeck Places Journal 2012-02-07T05:46:00-05:00 >2012-02-07T16:37:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y3/y3ohxhzspiy95mpi.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A dandy bedecked in flashy all-white outfits and a pince-nez, chain-smoking custom-made cigarettes that he ordered from a New York manufacturer in lots of 10,000... an early devotee of the motorcar, president of the local Automobile Club, and a notably fast and reckless driver... He paid his rent in gold coins, before moving to an opulently furnished, Oriental-themed downtown Kansas City apartment/studio building of his own design.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Why is Louis Curtiss so much less celebrated than Bernard Maybeck?</p> <p> On Places, Keith Eggener examines the career of the Kansas City architect, "designer of some of the earliest buildings in the world to employ caisson foundations, rolled steel columns and glass curtain-walls," who nonetheless remains a relatively obscure figure, well outside the canon of architectural history.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/15665690/neutra-s-kronish-house-gets-a-postponement-on-its-demolishment Neutra's Kronish House gets a postponement on its demolishment Orhan Ayyüce 2011-08-03T18:19:30-04:00 >2011-08-14T11:19:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0f/0foj1wxvvzflckfx.jpg" width="514" height="298" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Bowing to community pressure, the owners of Richard Neutra's Kronish House in Beverly Hills have agreed to postpone its demolition until at least Oct. 10 to give preservationists a chance to devise a plan to save the residence. In a related and groundbreaking action, the Beverly Hills City Council early Wednesday asked the community's Planning Commission to devise a historic-preservation ordinance.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/14625054/nother-neutra-slated-to-be-demo-d" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously.</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/6668751/modern-architecture-not-always-photogenic Modern Architecture... not always photogenic Paul Petrunia 2011-05-17T12:32:21-04:00 >2011-05-17T12:33:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rz/rzbuu7zbygefw4zp.jpg" width="512" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There is beautiful architecture but it was bombed down by the allies in the war. This is a nice city but I cannot shoot in modern architecture, my camera don't like it. My camera wants to kill your mama.</p></em><br /><br /><p> "Badyboy filmaker" Aki Kaurismaki in Cannes, discussing his latest film "Le Havre".</p>