Archinect - News 2014-09-01T07:39:23-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/107420491/martin-filler-issues-a-retraction-regarding-his-mistake-in-his-critique-of-zaha-hadid Martin Filler issues a retraction regarding his "mistake" in his critique of Zaha Hadid Archinect 2014-08-25T18:53:00-04:00 >2014-08-27T14:03:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/23/23pvywq1sx3xukl4.jpg" width="514" height="265" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The critic Martin Filler has acknowledged a significant error in a scathing article he wrote for the New York Review of Books about the architect Zaha Hadid.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Full statement to New York Review of Books...</p><p><em>In my review of Rowan Moore&rsquo;s &ldquo;Why We Build: Power and Desire in Architecture,&rdquo; I quoted comments by the architect Zaha Hadid, who designed the Al Wakrah stadium in Qatar, when she was asked in London in February 2014 about revelations a week earlier in The Guardian that hundreds of migrant laborers had died while working on construction projects in Qatar. I wrote that an &ldquo;estimated one thousand laborers &hellip; have perished while constructing her project thus far.&rdquo;</em></p><p><em>However, work did not begin on the site for the Al Wakrah stadium, until two months after Ms. Hadid made those comments; and construction is not scheduled to begin until 2015. There have been no worker deaths on the Al Wakrah proiect and Ms. Hadid&rsquo;s comments about Qatar that l quoted in the review had nothing to do with the Al Wakrah site or any of her projects.</em></p><p><em>I regret the error.</em><br>&nbsp;</p><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107169286/zaha-hadid-sues-architecture-critic-martin-filler-over-book-review/50" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid sues architecture critic Martin Filler over book review</a></p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/107169286/zaha-hadid-sues-architecture-critic-martin-filler-over-book-review Zaha Hadid sues architecture critic Martin Filler over book review Archinect 2014-08-22T12:40:00-04:00 >2014-08-25T22:29:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tc/tcv0c729w1m2t4si.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hadid, who was born in Baghdad and is now a British citizen, claimed that Filler falsely implied she was indifferent to the alleged difficult working conditions of migrant workers on high-profile construction projects in the Middle East, including her own. She also claimed Filler used large portions of his June 5 review of Rowan Moore's "Why We Build: Power and Desire in Architecture" to question her success and fault her personality, although she was not a prominent character in the book.</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/104808602/editor-s-picks-377 Editor's Picks #377 Nam Henderson 2014-07-22T20:36:00-04:00 >2014-07-29T14:30:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bb/bb3v8f22tbh0xxpi.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>New to Archinect, <a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;penned an essay, titled <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/103867146/material-witness-insanity-in-the-walls-of-true-detective-and-twin-peaks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Material Witness: Insanity in the walls of '"True Detective" and "Twin Peaks"</a>.</p><p><strong>&nbsp;Olaf Design Ninja_ </strong>&nbsp;offered a complement "<em>A good visceral read like a true detective watch...This would almost suggest the inert quality of this line between sanity and insanity material be abandonment. Been working on a large abandoned hospital to rental project for a few years now and&hellip;</em>"</p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;snagged an <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/103938664/art-architecture-an-interview-with-lagos-documentary-filmmaker-bregtje-van-der-haak" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interview with Lagos documentary filmmaker Bregtje van der Haak</a>.<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wz/wz48ducf7sauw63k.jpg"></p><p>R.I.P. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104327447/randall-stout-architect-of-innovative-environmental-designs-dies-at-56" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Randall Stout</a>, who has died at 56</p><p>Tim Fernholz looked at how retail/consumer giants,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104326642/wait-you-can-trademark-the-layout-of-a-store" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">trademark their retail layouts</a>.&nbsp;<strong>raj</strong> wanted some clarification "<em>This is just a crazy thing....Who owns the copyright? AIA docs says the Architect. Did they sell that?</em>"</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/alex" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexander Walter</a>&nbsp;noted Martino Stierli has been <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104243719/martino-stierli-named-new-moma-architecture-and-design-curator" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">named the new chief curator of MoMA Architecture and Design</a>.&nbsp;<strong>darkman</strong> was disappointed "<em>Another European academic. Shocking choice, Lowry</em>".&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/blog/real-estate/2014/07/architecture-review-abominable-7-eleven-disfigures.html?page=all" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Baltimore Business Journal</a> ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102648775/editor-s-picks-373 Editor's Picks #373 Nam Henderson 2014-06-25T13:46:00-04:00 >2014-06-30T11:34:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7k/7ksd4up6agd1egs4.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For the nineteenth edition of Screen/Print, Archinect excerpted from a new collection of essays titled Chicagoisms. - vado retro had a complaint "ragged right is, well, raggedy. widows and orphans galore. who did this page layout? it is not good"...</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2235825/terri-peters" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Terri Peters</a>&nbsp;penned a review&nbsp;of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/101728824/rem-s-venice-biennale-is-like-being-immersed-in-a-stormy-s-m-l-xl-with-a-glass-of-wine-and-hundreds-of-other-people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rem's Venice Biennale</a>.&nbsp;Therein, she wrote "<em>The exhibition encourages dialogue, and feels like an exhibition of architectural research, not a survey of new trends in architecture</em>".</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sk/skqj35lt3dexhdgs.jpg"></p><p>For the nineteenth edition of <strong>Screen/Print</strong>, Archinect excerpted from a new collection of essays titled <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/101798672/screen-print-19-chicagoisms-honors-the-windy-city-s-architectural-clout" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicagoisms</a>.&nbsp;A slightly condensed version of the introduction explains "<em>the title of this volume, refers precisely to those moments of productive interaction and wild provocation, of radical speculation and fruitful exchange, that Chicago is uniquely capable of inspiring, fostering, and implementing</em>"</p><p><strong>vado retro</strong> had a complaint "<em>ragged right is, well, raggedy. widows and orphans galore. &nbsp;who did this page layout? it is not good</em>"...</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7o/7o87bsqy1s1jmkbq.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>In a video shot at his "<a href="http://daniel-libeskind.com/events/daniel-libeskinds-sonnets-babylon-2014-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sonnets of Babylon</a>" pavilion for the 2014 Venice Biennale, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102097368/daniel-libeskind-on-drawing-the-forgotten-fundamental-in-rem-s-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daniel Libeskind preaches the importance of drawings for creating architecture</a>.&nbsp;He claims drawing(s) is "<em>not a completely secular task...they have their own dest...</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/101567226/fran-ois-roche-considers-rem-s-venice-biennale-obscene François Roche considers Rem's Venice Biennale "Obscene" Archinect 2014-06-10T18:10:00-04:00 >2014-06-13T13:04:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aa/aa89xgmtqzz1z619.jpg" width="514" height="293" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Obscene was the Venice Biennale of Rem Koolhass On one side the fetishism of the industrial products and components (Italian International Pavilion) and on the other the celebration of the political failure of the world&hellip; as a naive agitprop able to wrap the architect with politically correct conscientiousness&hellip; self-complaisance for this comfortable dualism.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>We are in the pursuit of the diagrammatic hoax he himself promoted 20 years ago, same arrogance of reductionism to avoid embracing and gathering complexity in a productive way, in an aesthetic way, for a critical production, not for a simulation of a critical behavior&hellip; sponsored by Rolex.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/99427850/the-ny-times-interviews-architecture-critic-witold-rybczynski The NY Times interviews architecture critic Witold Rybczynski Archinect 2014-05-08T18:17:00-04:00 >2014-05-13T22:59:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/26/26f399d96a5e691f74551362b21f8208.jpg" width="495" height="744" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>His writing has a patient, deliberate quality that is rare at a moment when the dominant medium of architectural discourse is Twitter. Perhaps this is why Mr. Rybczynski, despite himself, is suddenly all the rage.</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/98919263/editor-s-picks-365 Editor's Picks #365 Nam Henderson 2014-04-30T15:24:00-04:00 >2014-05-09T15:20:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vf/vfhvwp3ztnsdjokg.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><br>&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98438242/inga-saffron-it-s-not-just-architecture-it-s-city-life-criticism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dave Heller spoke with Inga Saffron</a> about not just architecture but "<em>city life criticism</em>".&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/evanchakroff" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Evan Chakroff</a>&nbsp;asked for tips "<em>Has anyone compiled a good 'top ten' of her articles?</em>"</p><p><strong>&nbsp;Quondam</strong> replied "<em>Links to Saffron's articles appear almost weekly within ArchNewsNow's daily collection of worldwide architecture news. The articles themselves, however, may not have a broad audience appeal because they are, for the most part, very Philadelphia centric. What is significant though, is that a local newspaper still publishes the work of a critic that is so in tune</em>"...</p><p>Referring to the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98105950/out-of-shenzhen-catalog-1-of-the-los-angeles-biennale-of-architecture-urbanism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Catalog #1</a> of the Los Angeles Biennale of Architecture/Urbanism <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;warned interested buyers "<em>for now, the aim is first limited and numbered edition of 100</em>".</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9z/9zvm9u6vs1mbmpbr.jpg"><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98609130/the-folly-of-saving-what-you-kill" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The NYT published an editorial by John Freeman Gill</a>, which points out similarities between the fate of the Laing Stores (sometimes called the Bogardus Building) and the current FolkMoMA discourse/proposals.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/stevenward" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Ward</a>&nbsp;proposed a future PS1 competi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98438242/inga-saffron-it-s-not-just-architecture-it-s-city-life-criticism Inga Saffron: It's not just architecture, it's city life criticism Alexander Walter 2014-04-21T14:29:00-04:00 >2014-04-23T09:58:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4b/4b43ee5cb773103de6c59f515b2e1102.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Inga Saffron, who writes the "Changing Skyline" column for the Philadelphia Inquirer, won the Pulitzer Prize for criticism this week. She talks with Dave Heller about the state of criticism today, and the changing attitudes towards cities.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98041785/inquirer-s-architecture-critic-inga-saffron-wins-pulitzer-prize-for-criticism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inquirer's architecture critic Inga Saffron wins Pulitzer Prize for criticism</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93644080/gehry-worst-living-architect-reasonable-critique-or-typical-gizmodo-link-bait Gehry worst living architect? Reasonable critique or typical Gizmodo link bait? Archinect 2014-02-16T11:31:00-05:00 >2014-02-21T22:20:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0c/0c6e5c3d902a88b6732e633cb2925926.jpg" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>His work is badly constructed, ravey-balls hair metal, a C.C. DeVille guitar solo that cannot&mdash;will not&mdash;end until the billionaire clients who keep paying for this shit can be stopped.</p></em><br /><br /><p>I guess this is what you get when you put a decent writer in charge of driving traffic.</p><p>CPM = 1 / Journalism = 0</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93062687/a-half-hearted-defense-of-calatrava A half-hearted defense of Calatrava Nam Henderson 2014-02-07T11:01:00-05:00 >2014-02-07T11:01:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sh/shxp2upy3ny2qnqx.jpg" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Though easy targets for fiscal hawks, public architecture that&rsquo;s luxurious and dramatic &mdash; even excessive &mdash; should be ours as a right.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Owen Hatherly has published a piece praising "white elephant" architectural projects.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88998060/what-tech-hasn-t-learned-from-urban-planning What Tech Hasn’t Learned From Urban Planning Archinect 2013-12-16T17:59:00-05:00 >2013-12-18T07:19:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/78/781e1e473973647db454671905b98944.jpg" width="395" height="263" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The tech sector is, increasingly, embracing the language of urban planning &mdash; town hall, public square, civic hackathons, community engagement. So why are tech companies such bad urbanists?</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/88773559/the-p-rez-art-museum-miami-built-for-people The Pérez Art Museum Miami: Built for People Archinect 2013-12-13T19:44:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T19:50:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oj/ojxos3yc9v4bntgj.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The new P&eacute;rez Art Museum that opened here last week embodies a vernacular style&mdash;deep-shaded, loose-limbed and connected to the tropics&mdash;that should have been but never was because of those two invasive species, Art Deco and the air conditioner.</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/88476100/editor-s-picks-345 Editor's Picks #345 Nam Henderson 2013-12-10T10:33:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T10:13:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qm/qm6h8qbzukppuj0u.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Space Oddity was conceived by rub-a-dub in 2012, while studying under the DRL at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, a post-professional MArch program. They state that while their proposal "is obviously not a viable option for actual space travel...Lately there has being a lot of noise about space design...We believe a lot of these projects are only solving technical issues". Fred Scharmen was intrigued "Very nice work. Thanks for posting this".</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;Editorial Manager for Archinect, interviewed <em>rub-a-dub</em> (a team of Sebastian Andia, Rodrigo Chain, Apostolos Despotidis and Thomas T. Jensen) to learn about their project '<em>Space Oddity'</em>,&nbsp;for the latest edition of the <strong>Student Works</strong> series.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7t/7tvjsc1d4pboqqwn.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/85539617/student-works-rub-a-dub-s-space-oddity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Space Oddity was conceived by rub-a-dub in 2012, while studying under the DRL at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, a post-professional MArch program</a>. They state that while their proposal "<em>is obviously not a viable option for actual space travel...the timing is ripe to imagine new versions of living and moving in space...Lately there has being a lot of noise about space design, including contour crafting and 3D printing amongst others. We believe a lot of these projects are only solving technical issues</em>".</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2752895/fred-scharmen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fred Scharmen</a>&nbsp;was intrigued "<em>Very nice work. Thanks for posting this</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s4/s4euvtkaf68zn4bp.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br> The Observer published &lsquo;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/88000434/miami-s-new-vice-an-addiction-to-star-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miami's new vice &ndash; an addiction to star architects</a>&lsquo; in which Rowan Moore criticiz...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87000917/unnecessary-muffness-jon-stewart-discusses-zaha-s-f-kable-buildings Unnecessary Muffness; Jon Stewart discusses Zaha's "f**kable buildings" Nam Henderson 2013-11-20T17:26:00-05:00 >2013-11-25T00:10:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s0/s0fobtwihohfov9a.jpg" width="514" height="291" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"designed by famed architect Zaha Hadid whose signature style appears to be making some of the world's most f**kable buildings...like Georgia O'Keeffe of things you can walk inside...i guess maybe it is time things evened out a bit" - Jon Stewart</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dz/dz9aousjcqyzc86u.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Last night on The Daily Show, they offered a critique of <a href="http://www.zaha-hadid.com/2013/11/qatar-2022-supreme-committee-unveils-concept-design-for-al-wakrah-stadium/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Qatar's recently released plans for the Al Wakrah 2022 FIFA World Cup Stadium, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects</a>. The show goes on to label the proposal one of the world's most f**kable soccer stadiums. Also while reporting in, on assignment Al Madrigal is unable to find the "press box".</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86984801/curbed-asks-6-architecture-critics-to-share-stories-of-their-first-nyc-apartment-rentals Curbed asks 6 architecture critics to share stories of their first NYC apartment rentals Archinect 2013-11-20T12:19:00-05:00 >2013-11-25T22:01:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e7/e77958dd42f352a553b321810be84639.jpg" width="500" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The creaky staircase was covered in plastic, as was the living room furniture, but the bones were still there: pressed paper wainscoting in the hall, thickly painted moldings. We often got in trouble for walking too loudly in our clompy shoes up to the top floor at night.</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/86933404/rem-koolhaas-s-de-rotterdam-cut-and-paste-architecture Rem Koolhaas's De Rotterdam: cut and paste architecture Archinect 2013-11-19T20:22:00-05:00 >2013-11-23T03:01:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2a/2a5d77d6f51c1f4ffc4ac92c899d81ba.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Like one skyline perched on another, the latest mega-building by Rem Koolhaas towers over the starchitect playground of Rotterdam. But why was it even built?</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/85165399/banksy-s-unpublished-nyt-op-ed-declares-new-wtc-is-the-biggest-eyesore-in-new-york Banksy's unpublished NYT op-ed declares new WTC is the biggest eyesore in New York Nam Henderson 2013-10-27T23:21:00-04:00 >2013-10-28T18:10:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/51/51ea78wnfeqnzuo7.jpg" width="514" height="624" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Today&rsquo;s piece was going to be an op-ed column in the New York Times. But they declined to publish what I supplied. Which was this... - Banksy</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/co/coxosiwpwe4u1dv6.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/84210734/cornell-professor-declares-oma-designed-milstein-hall-a-disaster Cornell professor declares OMA-designed Milstein Hall "a disaster" Archinect 2013-10-15T11:56:00-04:00 >2013-10-16T11:01:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/89/89edbb6735db9408e07df87dd5818566.jpg" width="514" height="272" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Cornell University&rsquo;s new architecture building designed by Rem Koolhaas&rsquo; Office of Metropolitan Architecture is a &ldquo;disaster&rdquo; says Cornell University architecture professor Jonathan Oschorn. &ldquo;The code violations are egregious&rdquo;, states Ochshorn.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/t_ferringer/6460678467/in/set-72157628292769099" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Theodore Ferringer</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/82554747/editor-s-picks-334 Editor's Picks #334 Nam Henderson 2013-09-24T11:28:00-04:00 >2013-09-24T13:44:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0u/0u7dlgo8d9fs5pbc.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In the latest <strong>Showcase</strong>&nbsp;feature Archinect highlighted, the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/82064755/showcase-louisiana-state-museum-and-sports-hall-of-fame-by-trahan-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame by Trahan Architects</a>.&nbsp;The building which opened this past June, is located in the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase on the banks of the Cane River Lake.</p> <p> The project engendered lots of commentary. <strong>vado retro</strong> stopped by to say "<em>i'm planning on taking a drive down to check this out in the not too distant future. what impressed me most about this project is that some civic leaders had the vision to design this type of building in a historic district of the state's oldest city rather than a historicist pastiche</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9o/9oyz64uvz0c7yh9t.jpg" title=""></p> <p> While&nbsp;<strong>afrdzak</strong>&nbsp;was a little torn "<em>As an object it's beautiful and I would love to walk through those spaces and touch the stone.&nbsp; By what I see in the photos it&nbsp; looks to be well crafted it really exemplifies good utilization and potential of technology while at the same taking stone to a new level of design (even though it's not structural. Yes I like struc...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/77532933/containers-without-content Containers without Content Orhan Ayyüce 2013-07-22T12:33:00-04:00 >2013-07-29T20:25:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2u/2uabppf2d344u9mp.jpg" width="514" height="299" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Far from being anchored in the local context, the project (the disastrous City of Culture of Galicia outside Santiago de Compostela, designed by Peter Eisenman) has decapitated Monte de Gaias and replaced it with a phony landscape with curves like those of a fun-fair roller coaster. These cynical intellectual manipulations cannot mask the reality of structures resembling supermarkets twisted about with algorithms and camouflaged with a thin veneer of granite (imported from Brasil!).</p></em><br /><br /><p> In a short sweet and illustrated article writer historian&nbsp;William J.R. Curtis puts several Bilbao effect projects in the trash can. It might as well be called "f..k content."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/76626689/editor-s-picks-323 Editor's Picks #323 Nam Henderson 2013-07-09T12:56:00-04:00 >2013-07-09T13:42:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7n/7nh73bqhz9jmvdjo.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>News</strong></p> <p> <br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/76257599/epiphanies-from-frank-gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Benjamin Paulker interviewed Frank Gehry for Foreign Policy</a>&nbsp;regarding his first project in the Arab World.&nbsp;<strong>sameolddoctor</strong> was amused "<em>It is funny that Gehry thinks of himself as a humanitarian</em>"&nbsp;but <strong>pvbeeber</strong> wondered "<em>Not sure why everyone is giving him such a hard time.&nbsp; What other architects working in the Middle East would hire a human rights lawyer to make sure that workers are treated fairly?&nbsp; Gehry's also one of the few starchitects who bothers to pay his interns</em>".</p> <p> <strong>citizen</strong> took exception to the "<em>Epiphanies from Frank Gehry</em>" title "<em>I'm not giving FOG a hard time.&nbsp; Bully for him...I'm giving the Archinect editors --with whom I generally concur, but who often title these little pieces ridiculously-- the hard time</em>". However as <a href="http://archinect.com/ryangriffin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ryan Griffin</a>&nbsp;noted "<em>citizen.... the title given to this page is the title of the article to which it is referring...</em>"</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/76247749/la-times-christopher-hawthorne-calls-moca-s-revamped-architecture-show-a-model-of-insularity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christopher Hawthorne&nbsp;</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/76247749/la-times-christopher-hawthorne-calls-moca-s-revamped-architecture-show-a-model-of-insularity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reviewed the new architecture exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art</a> - concluding "<em>When architects de...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/76247749/la-times-christopher-hawthorne-calls-moca-s-revamped-architecture-show-a-model-of-insularity LA Times' Christopher Hawthorne calls MOCA's revamped architecture show "a model of insularity" Archinect 2013-07-01T17:26:00-04:00 >2013-07-08T20:56:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c9/c9fe8dccaeeab0218a02e61062062791.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Now that the exhibition has opened at the museum's Geffen Contemporary branch in Little Tokyo, where it will limp along through the middle of September as part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time Presents series, it's clear that it is the product of an architectural ruling class in Los Angeles that is not so much dysfunctional as increasingly insular.</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/74960473/andrew-rice-shines-a-spotlight-on-michael-kimmelman-s-war-on-madison-square-garden Andrew Rice shines a spotlight on Michael Kimmelman's war on Madison Square Garden Nam Henderson 2013-06-10T15:43:00-04:00 >2013-06-12T18:58:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zu/zu9wju6a6aa9xiq5.jpg" width="514" height="336" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It might seem like a mismatch: the Dolans, veterans of many public brawls, against Kimmelman, an urbane trained pianist who previously wrote primarily about art. But such is the power of the Times when it&rsquo;s given to a crusading voice.</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/74642280/ghastly-bridge-hopeless-rail-plan-leave-new-york-cheated Ghastly Bridge, Hopeless Rail Plan Leave New York Cheated Archinect 2013-06-05T13:50:00-04:00 >2013-06-10T02:18:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/03/03e9cdb23353845d5ca5a5f5cfd5b58a.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Renderings by Tappan Zee Constructors LLC, the team selected to design and build the bridge at a cost of $4 billion, show a structure crowned by 400-foot-high towers that look like insect antennae waving aimlessly in the wind. Four pairs of masts tilt outward, from which cables splay to support the road deck. The towers are intended to form an iconic image, but they are just stumpy. This is a site that deserves the magnificence of the Golden Gate Bridge.</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/72421831/henry-hope-reed-architecture-historian-dies-at-97 Henry Hope Reed, Architecture Historian, Dies at 97 Archinect 2013-05-03T13:38:00-04:00 >2013-05-06T14:18:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e9/e9613ba7f09efcf0fce8050f09282c8c.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Henry Hope Reed, an architecture critic and historian whose ardent opposition to modernism was purveyed in books, walking tours of New York City and a host of curmudgeonly barbs directed at advocates of the austere, the functional and unornamented in public buildings and spaces, died Wednesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 97.</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/71903013/the-condition-of-chinese-architecture-elaboration-of-a-critical-approach The Condition of Chinese Architecture; Elaboration of a critical approach Pier Alessio Rizzardi 2013-04-24T18:58:00-04:00 >2013-04-29T20:10:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lf/lfn8dlxmxg30e8of.jpg" width="514" height="382" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> As it was Manhattan in New York nearly a century ago, China turns into a new stage in world architecture.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jv/jvqf5ur4gibecxv2.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The facts and figures behind Asian urban growth compared to Europe are incredible: it is five times faster, what took 100 years to happen in Europe has taken place here in just 20; it is also 8 times bigger, 23 cities in China have populations of over 5 million whereas there are only 3 in the whole of Europe, and all this concerns an overall population that is twice as big, 731 million in Europe compared to 1,342 million in China. At the moment, the urban population is bigger than the rural population, accounting for 51% of the total. It is estimated that this will rise to 83% in 2035, when the process will eventually stabilize. The urban population requires services and infrastructures that call for a design approach based around big numbers.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9e/9ermxbqqnlr08blt.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The physical appearance of Chinese cities is strongly influenced by demolition: &ldquo;Only 10% of historical buildings in China ha...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/71761601/traditional-news-outlets-recruit-architecture-critics-lamster-saffron-and-sorkin Traditional news outlets recruit architecture critics Lamster, Saffron and Sorkin Archinect 2013-04-22T16:45:00-04:00 >2013-04-24T15:10:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/69/699938bbc1411881bdcc5ab0d2217ad9.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The shrinkage of daily newspapers and news and culture magazines has thinned the already slim ranks of architecture critics. While blogs and social media proliferate debate about architecture and design, many have fretted about the lack of a common dialogue around architecture and urbanism as defined by the work of leading critics. It turns out that architecture criticism is far from dead, however, as three established voices are finding new outlets with newspapers and national magazines.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Mark Lamster has been appointed architecture critic of the Dallas Morning News. Inga Saffron has begun writing a monthly column on urbanism for the website of the newly re-launched New Republic. Michael Sorkin is slated to begin writing for the left-leaning Nation magazine.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/71565097/dreams-built-and-broken Dreams Built and Broken... Nam Henderson 2013-04-22T15:00:00-04:00 >2013-04-22T15:00:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3m/3mul0g8lhq7qmjwx.jpg" width="500" height="471" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Analysis, rather than the promotion of starchitects, was her aim, and a prodigious amount of research underlies her early, punchy pronouncements as well as her late, magisterial style...Her death removes a passionate and particular voice from the shrinking ranks of full-time architecture critics, but also represents a loss of institutional memory for architecture culture...She didn&rsquo;t offer compromise positions</p></em><br /><br /><p> In the May 6th edition of magazine Alexandra Lange authored a paean, in which she explores the legacy of Ada Louise Huxtable. Ms. Lange identifies how Ada Louise Huxtable's life and career make the case for architecture criticism "<em>as an essential beat for a metropolitan newspaper</em>" as well as for an appreciation of architecture.</p> <p> Image via Laurie Olin's tribute to Ada Louise Huxtable <a href="http://www.theolinstudio.com/blog/laurie-olin-remembers-ada-louise-huxtable-champion-of-urban-design/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/71432956/art-architecture-critic-philip-kennicott-wins-pulitzer-prize-for-criticism Art/Architecture critic Philip Kennicott wins Pulitzer Prize for criticism Archinect 2013-04-17T19:42:00-04:00 >2013-04-22T19:18:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9e/9e6d67674852c9a48d8179d6af412511.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Kennicott&rsquo;s entry included several pieces published in the Style section last year. One was a review in June of an exhibit of creations by the architect Kevin Roche at the National Building Museum.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Assessing Roche&rsquo;s work, Kennicott wrote, &ldquo;In the end, Roche&rsquo;s reputation will rise or fall depending on what becomes of the corporate world he served. If the end of corporate America is a dystopian hell of environmental catastrophe, vast economic inequity and social instability, the corporate architects of our age will not be remembered fondly. But if our age yields to a better one, just as the tyrannies and kleptocracies of past centuries sometimes yielded (perhaps temporarily) to more enlightened, democratic societies, then Roche&rsquo;s work might have the charm of baroque palaces, Egyptian pyramids and Parisian avenues.&rdquo;</p>