Archinect - News 2015-04-18T23:13:30-04:00 Álvaro Siza donates his architectural archives to institutions in Portugal and Canada Alexander Walter 2014-07-24T18:53:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T22:16:08-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Portuguese architect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&Aacute;lvaro Siza</a> this week announced to donate his architectural archive to public architectural institutions in Portugal and Canada. The decision was motivated by Siza's desire of fostering discussion and dialogue in a research-oriented context.</p><p>One part of the archive will be donated to the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Canadian Centre for Architecture</a> (CCA) in Montreal, and the other part will be given to two Portuguese institutions, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Funda&ccedil;&atilde;o Gulbenkian</a> in Lisbon and the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Funda&ccedil;&atilde;o de Serralves</a> in Porto.</p><p>&ldquo;The CCA is thrilled to accept this generous donation," remarked CCA Director Mirko Zardini. "I have known &Aacute;lvaro Siza and followed his work closely for several decades. His architecture escapes easy classification, but always offers a lesson &ndash; a new way of seeing the world around us. His buildings have a distinct character and particular relationship to their urban or natural settings, always born from the desire to participate in the world. Siza&rsquo;s drawings and sketches reflect his ability to...</p> “Creatives Unite for Japan” Relief Effort Alexander Walter 2011-05-19T13:33:24-04:00 >2011-05-20T14:07:36-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="370" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The Art Directors Club and One Club, in partnership with AKQA, have joined together to form Creatives Unite for Japan, a new charitable program that provides the creative community with a direct way to help victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Creatives Unite for Japan is strictly a donation program, with each organization featuring a banner on their home pages with program information and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PayPal link</a>. One hundred percent of donations will go to fund <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Ashinaga Foundation</a>, a non-profit organization formed in 1963 that provides aid to children who have lost parents due to hardship, economic or natural disasters.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;This is not a call for entries, it&rsquo;s a call for a cause,&rdquo; said Rei Inamoto, chief creative officer, AKQA and ADC board member who developed the program mission and logo design. &ldquo;Because right now, Japan does not need ideas that win gold, silver or bronze Cubes or Pencils, they need our support. We urge fellow creatives around the world to un...</p>