Archinect - News 2015-05-28T08:19:19-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/126788432/the-now-open-milan-expo-u-s-pavilion-salutes-to-the-future-of-food-the-american-way The now-open Milan Expo U.S. pavilion salutes to the future of food, the American way Justine Testado 2015-05-06T13:17:00-04:00 >2015-05-06T21:28:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q7/q7kq0au3xfoboefx.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Since breaking ground last summer, the U.S. Pavilion -- titled &ldquo;American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet" -- has opened to the public at the Milan Expo 2015, which is now in its first week. The U.S. joins the more than 140 participating countries that prepared exhibitions and pavilions that respond to the Expo's overall theme of "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life", which addresses the global issue of food security, access, and the ideal goal to nutritiously feeding more than 9 billion people by 2050.</p><p>Designed by New York-based <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105497307/a-preview-of-biber-architects-usa-pavilion-design-for-milan-expo-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Biber Architects</a>, the pavilion puts on display America's pivotal role in the future of food that emphasizes "openness, transparency and accessibility" in an exhibition <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121454319/thinc-design-s-usa-pavilion-exhibition-presents-america-s-role-in-the-future-of-food-for-milan-expo-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">designed by Thinc Design</a>. The open barn-inspired structure includes a harvestable hydroponic vertical farm and "uniquely American" (if not consumerist-enticing) features like an expansive boardwalk and a series of food trucks.</p><p>Check out photos of the fully constructed pavilion and more detai...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126779963/these-artists-revamp-familiar-u-s-landmarks-into-hypnotizing-animations These artists revamp familiar U.S. landmarks into hypnotizing animations Justine Testado 2015-05-05T19:07:00-04:00 >2015-05-13T18:58:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i0/i0xayzmdmtyzkmh4.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Golden Gate Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and the Space Needle come to life in a growing series of U.S. landmark animations created by illustrators <a href="http://trzown.me" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kirk Wallace</a> and <a href="https://dribbble.com/akamanchild" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Latham Arnot</a><a href="http://dribbble.com/akamanchild" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">t</a>. In this collection, Wallace's background in computer science is hinted at through his signature computer icon-like style that he always balances with fun and some bright color. Then, Arnott adds the finishing touch by transforming Wallace's pictograms into hypnotizing GIFs.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://www.bustler.net/images/uploads/animated_US_cities_NYC.gif"></p><p><img alt="" src="http://www.bustler.net/images/uploads/animated_US_cities_SEA.gif"></p><p><img alt="" src="http://www.bustler.net/images/uploads/animated_US_cities_SF.gif"></p><p>The illustrations are <a href="http://trzown.me/?category=Minimal+Cities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">available for purchase</a> as prints, which Wallace prints in his studio. Perhaps these aren't your old stomping grounds or your favorite landmarks, but more cities are expected to be added over time.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/74/741agus5bvlx31qr.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0k/0kv3iq16twsfur1b.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121454319/thinc-design-s-usa-pavilion-exhibition-presents-america-s-role-in-the-future-of-food-for-milan-expo-2015 Thinc Design's USA Pavilion exhibition presents America's role in the future of food for Milan Expo 2015 Justine Testado 2015-02-23T21:02:00-05:00 >2015-02-24T13:48:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r9/r97emriplo5224a3.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>New York-based <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106373/thinc-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thinc Design</a> revealed their exhibition design for the USA Pavilion in the upcoming <a href="http://www.expo2015.org/en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan Expo 2015</a> this May. Collaborating with Friends of the USA Pavilion, Thinc Design's exhibition highlights America's role in the future of the global food system, as a response to the Expo's overall theme, "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life."</p><p>The food-related topic challenges the Expo's 140 participating countries to showcase their technological solutions on how to provide healthy, safe, and sufficient food for all, but through sustainable methods that won't disrupt the Earth's equilibrium.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ix/ixvg5yz79shv9cd7.jpg"></p><p><em>Above: Biber Architects' architectural design for the USA Pavilion.</em> <em>&copy; Biber Architects</em></p><p>Thinc Design's exhibition will be located inside a 26,000 sq.ft space of the USA Pavilion, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105497307/a-preview-of-biber-architects-usa-pavilion-design-for-milan-expo-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">designed by Biber Architects</a>. Through a series of immersive presentations and with multilingual college-aged student "ambassadors" as guides, the exhibition will include interactive features and digital media that aim to p...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105324500/a-lost-cause-alfredo-jaar-s-a-logo-for-america-coming-to-times-square-again A Lost Cause? Alfredo Jaar’s “A Logo for America” Coming to Times Square Again Alexander Walter 2014-07-29T14:07:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T21:56:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cd/cd5126c37fcaa7fe76d11f5412fef4f1.jpg" width="514" height="444" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When Alfredo Jaar&rsquo;s glittering &ldquo;A Logo for America&rdquo; video first played on a Times Square billboard in 1987, it riled up New Yorkers. [...] shows the words &ldquo;This is not America&rdquo; inside the outline of the United States. &ldquo;A Logo for America&rdquo; will receive a second life this week; beginning on August 1, the video will pop up on Times Square signs and screens between 11:57 pm and 12:00 am. But this 2.0 version loses some of the video&rsquo;s original intent to reach a broad&mdash;and hopefully attentive&mdash;audience.</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/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 >2014-11-26T13:51:47-05:00 <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/64963255/chilean-skyscraper-overshadows-the-city Chilean Skyscraper Overshadows The City Anna Johnson 2013-01-07T00:30:00-05:00 >2013-01-20T00:05:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ul/ulvshqmcy2lfn8a5.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The skyline of Chile&rsquo;s capital city, Santiago, has a new addition with the Gran Torre skyscraper casting a two-kilometre shadow across the historic city. The 70-storey residential building stands more than 300 metres tall, making it the tallest building in South America. The five-ton steel structure cost an estimated one billion dollars to build and tenants are expected to move into the building next March.</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/49574192/bloomberg-declares-frank-lloyd-wright-is-america-s-greatest-architect Bloomberg declares Frank Lloyd Wright is America's Greatest Architect Archinect 2012-05-29T21:46:00-04:00 >2012-05-30T13:46:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/76/765d37b88bffa3b156d4742f0ca61999.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Along with the declaration is <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/slideshow/2012-05-29/frank-lloyd-wright-america-s-greatest-architect.html#slide1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">an overview of some of Wright's projects</a>, including the Ennis House, Fallingwater, Millard House, Robie House, Hollyhock House, Taliesin East, Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright Home, and the Martin House.</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/49543388/frank-number-one-in-america" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">via the forum</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/29436592/truth-jawlines-and-the-american-way-the-changing-face-of-superman Truth, Jawlines And The American Way: The Changing Face Of Superman Alexander Walter 2011-12-01T19:01:37-05:00 >2011-12-08T14:42:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/00/00675e78bc91a8aa45703e4d715a5757.jpg" width="218" height="327" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Superman has gotten a makeover &mdash; well, another makeover &mdash; two years ahead of turning 75 years old in 2013. As the first and most widely known representative of the spandexed set, Superman remains the popular face of that uniquely American creation, the superhero. But America has changed a lot since 1938. And as it did, that face changed, too.</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/6927088/moving-mountains-land-arts-of-the-american-west Moving Mountains: Land Arts of the American West Alexander Walter 2011-05-19T18:22:45-04:00 >2011-05-20T12:51:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nd/nd4c1x0e25fz6yul.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Moving Mountains: Land Arts of the American West (working title) is a feature length documentary film exploring the evolution of Land Art in the West from early indigenous people to the Earthworks of the late sixties by major artists like Robert Smithson and Michael Heizer to the educational program known as Land Arts of the American West that uses the mythical western landscape as its classroom.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Sam Wainwright Douglas, filmmaker of <a href="http://www.citizenarchitectfilm.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>CITIZEN ARCHITECT</em></a>, is embarking on his next project and asks for your help raising money for his ambitious new film <em>Moving Mountains</em>. "We are trying to raise a minimum of $12,500 to pay for 1 week of shooting, which includes costs for film crew personnel, equipment and travel. Everything beyond the $12,500 minimum goal will be applied toward funding the rest of the shooting schedule," says Douglas.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Follow the <a href="http://www.unitedstatesartists.org/project/moving_mountains_land_arts_of_the_american_west_working_title" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">USA Projects</a> link to find out more about the project.</p>