Archinect - News 2015-05-28T18:37:56-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/126377080/old-royal-naval-college-aims-to-restore-40-000-sq-ft-of-its-painted-hall-plan-to-be-unveiled-in-nyc-next-month Old Royal Naval College aims to restore 40,000 sq.ft of its Painted Hall, plan to be unveiled in NYC next month Justine Testado 2015-04-28T19:44:00-04:00 >2015-04-29T19:03:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zq/zqkjkv1orzi61smp.jpg" width="514" height="799" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Arts patrons continue to support the restoration of the Painted Hall at the Christopher Wren-designed <a href="http://www.ornc.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Old Royal Naval College</a> at the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site in Greenwich, London. Over the next three years, the ORNC's three-stage conservation project would clean and restore the remaining 3,700 sq.m. (approx. 40,000 sq.ft) of the Painted Hall, sometimes dubbed "the Sistine Chapel of the U.K." The first phase restored 560 sq.m. of paintings in the Upper Hall back in 2013. The second phase focuses on the Lower Hall, the Vestibule, and the semi-underground King William Undercroft directly beneath the Painted Hall.</p><p>Housed inside King William Court, the Painted Hall was originally built as a dining hall for British naval veterans who lived at the Royal Hospital for Seamen. Once the hall was built, English painter James Thornhill began his 19-year endeavor of painting the interior from 1708 to 1727. As instructed, Thornhill's paintings largely pay tribute to the British Navy a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104955739/lvaro-siza-donates-his-architectural-archives-to-institutions-in-portugal-and-canada 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oj/ojsyypmdwonv5soi.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Portuguese architect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/17135/lvaro-siza-vieira" 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="http://www.cca.qc.ca/en" 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="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.</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> http://archinect.com/news/article/6904255/creatives-unite-for-japan-relief-effort “Creatives Unite for Japan” Relief Effort Alexander Walter 2011-05-19T13:33:24-04:00 >2011-05-20T14:07:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uh/uhldrbii3asx8sx0.jpg" 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="http://www.adcglobal.org/programs/japan/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PayPal link</a>. One hundred percent of donations will go to fund <a href="http://www.ashinaga.org/en/" 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>