Archinect - News 2016-08-26T21:31:36-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/144980306/the-nyt-takes-a-stroll-along-the-high-line-with-moshe-safdie The NYT takes a stroll along the High Line with Moshe Safdie Alexander Walter 2016-01-04T19:30:00-05:00 >2016-01-18T01:11:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2w/2wenffcykslvxljn.jpg" width="514" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In recent years, Mr. Safdie, 77, whose visit to New York coincided with &ldquo;Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie,&rdquo; an exhibition through Jan. 10 at the National Academy Museum, rediscovered the merits of his Habitat 67. [...] &ldquo;The term &lsquo;starchitect&rsquo; makes me uncomfortable,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s superficial. It creates expectations.&rdquo; &ldquo;I&rsquo;m not against spectacle,&rdquo; he said, adding after a ruminative pause, &ldquo;but for me, that&rsquo;s not the journey.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118274718/moshe-safdie-warns-architects-against-the-seduction-of-computers-in-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moshe Safdie warns architects against the seduction of computers in design</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115663589/moshe-safdie-to-receive-the-2015-aia-gold-medal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moshe Safdie to receive the 2015 AIA Gold Medal</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/61718175/the-walrus-magazine-discusses-safdie-s-walmart-funded-art-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Walrus Magazine discusses Safdie's Walmart-funded art museum</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/72203093/editor-s-picks-313 Editor's Picks #313 Nam Henderson 2013-04-30T11:21:00-04:00 >2013-05-03T15:14:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kb/kbyq4qn890cyuemr.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>SDR complained "The Saratoga Community Center is &lsquo;traditional&rsquo; ? Really ? Brickwork with masonry or ceramic trim is no longer a viable architectural material ? What'll be declared dead, next -- the rectangle ?...I don't defend the example above as a work of architecture. I know nothing about it. But it's a surprising contender for 'traditional'--- isn't it ?)".</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/71569308/buildings-that-lie-about-their-age" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christopher Gray reviewed</a> John Hill&rsquo;s book <em>A Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture</em>, reflected on the current revival of traditional architecture in the United States, and asked Mr. Hill if he has "<em>a bias against the neo-traditional movement?</em>&rdquo;.</p> <p> <strong>SDR</strong> complained "<em>The Saratoga Community Center is &lsquo;traditional&rsquo; ?&nbsp; Really ?&nbsp; Brickwork with masonry or ceramic trim is no longer a viable architectural material ?&nbsp; What'll be declared dead, next -- the rectangle ?...I don't defend the example above as&nbsp; a work of architecture.&nbsp; I know nothing about it.&nbsp; But it's a surprising contender for 'traditional'--- isn't it ?)</em>".</p> <p> <strong>observant</strong> summarized Mr. Gray&rsquo;s argument "<em>Ok, so the world is getting tired of peeling Gehry's buildings and the odd cowlicks in Morphosis's buildings, and we're headed back to another swat at post-modern, except that this one is Prairie School revival.&nbsp; I would not have been able to deduce that very easily.&nbsp; It's really watered down.&nbsp; And if the people in the...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/51180415/habitat-67-web-mash-up-documentary Habitat 67 - Web Mash Up Documentary Archinect 2012-06-12T20:46:00-04:00 >2012-06-12T20:51:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qf/qfj6azmlreamcb8t.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This web documentary gathers the best of online resources about the famed Habitat 67 of Montreal's World Expo 67, mashes them up and tells the modern story of how this iconic piece of architecture remains relevant in today's urban debates.</p></em><br /><br /><p> via <a href="http://twitter.com/burnlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@burnlab</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/40595474/montreal-landmark-wins-lego-contest Montreal landmark wins Lego contest Alexander Walter 2012-03-07T14:16:00-05:00 >2012-03-08T13:35:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4a/4a91c68d18b90366ee6390e9043ad8e6.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A quirky Montreal landmark has won an international competition among Lego enthusiasts &ndash; but the thrill of victory has been tempered by the sting of rejection. The Habitat 67 housing complex won an internet vote, beating out iconic structures like Paris' Eiffel Tower, Rome's Coliseum and the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C.</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>