Archinect - News 2014-10-23T17:28:28-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/108715365/articulating-space-the-architecture-of-the-s-o-paulo-biennial Articulating Space: The Architecture of the São Paulo Biennial Alexander Walter 2014-09-11T13:59:00-04:00 >2014-09-11T14:01:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b9/b9eb1bd65343bed480b23786b8bf8ee2.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The S&atilde;o Paulo Biennial, which opened on September 6, is traditionally a contemporary art festival, but this year&rsquo;s event puts new emphasis on architecture. Chief curator Charles Esche commissioned nearly 70 percent of the exhibition&rsquo;s artworks, collaborating with a five-person curatorial team that included an architect for the first time in the biennial&rsquo;s 63-year history (fun fact: it&rsquo;s the world&rsquo;s second-oldest contemporary art biennial).</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/106946728/three-lost-days-at-the-biggest-architecture-show-in-the-world Three Lost Days at the Biggest Architecture Show in the World Alexander Walter 2014-08-19T15:14:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T10:18:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a3307dcc48ad176326b005ed05ff5679.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architecture&rsquo;s largest and most public event needs to do more than just go through the motions. The Biennale, unfortunately, seemed to be driven not by passion or a desire to communicate, but by a sense of obligation. [...] Perhaps an ornamental city is simply an ill-omened venue for an event celebrating the most functional of arts. Venice may always be trapped in the past, but the Biennale should be at the forefront of a conversation about architecture&rsquo;s future.</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/106094093/zipper-fastened-kaleidoscopic-architecture Zipper-fastened kaleidoscopic architecture Alexander Walter 2014-08-08T13:35:00-04:00 >2014-08-08T13:38:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/73/73a3da8515021e2d817626a412902eca.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The installation you see above is a project by Masakazu Shirane and Saya Miyazaki called "Wink," their entry into Kobe Biennial's Art Container Contest. The kaleidoscope concept uses mirrors (in keeping with Sir David Brewster's classic), but is also held together by zippers. Shirane and Miyazaki claim this makes it the first "architecture" based on zippers; proving you can create an adaptable, reconfigurable space using the same tech found in your pants.</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/106016921/cuba-in-talks-for-cultural-exchange-with-us-museum Cuba in talks for cultural exchange with US museum Alexander Walter 2014-08-07T13:34:00-04:00 >2014-08-07T13:38:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f8/f8b49c73c84da999ee712947c21359e3.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Cuba is in talks with the Bronx Museum to organise the first major exhibition by a US museum in the country, according to local reports. The show would be part of the 12th edition of the Havana Biennial next year, and could be followed by an exhibition in New York in 2016 that would feature work by Cuban artists. [...] During her opening remarks, Perera emphasised the role of culture in &ldquo;breaking barriers imposed by governments that have nothing to do with the will of the artists&rdquo; [...].</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/104790101/iabr-2014-urban-by-nature-part-2-the-urban-metabolism IABR–2014–URBAN BY NATURE– Part 2: The Urban Metabolism Sponsor 2014-07-25T17:53:00-04:00 >2014-07-25T19:00:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rq/rq683ir2b84tpqfu.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>IABR&ndash;2014&ndash;URBAN BY NATURE&ndash;</em>, the sixth edition of the <a href="http://iabr.nl/en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR)</a>, claims that we can only solve the world&rsquo;s environmental problems if we solve the problems of the city.</p><p>Looking through the lens of landscape architecture,&nbsp;<strong>IABR&ndash;2014&ndash;</strong>&nbsp;redefines the way we deal with urban challenges by analyzing the relationship between urban society and nature, and between city and landscape.<br>This edition of the biennale argues that cities are an integral part of huge urban landscapes, complex systems that have become our natural environment. This perspective has many implications for the way we plan and design our urban environment. Perceiving it as an organism opens up possibilities to develop spatial interventions that make use of its metabolism.<br>With the use of new and innovative design strategies that effectively address the city as the bigger urban landscape that it is, we can make the city more resilient and thus truly contribute to a more sustainable future...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103866344/iabr-2014-urban-by-nature-part-1-a-planet-cultivated IABR–2014–URBAN BY NATURE– Part 1: A Planet Cultivated Sponsor 2014-07-21T17:46:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T23:02:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s4/s4fs8pyn2shknzkq.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>IABR&ndash;2014&ndash;URBAN BY NATURE&ndash;</em>, the sixth edition of the <a href="http://iabr.nl/en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR)</a>, recently wrapped up a packed roster of conferences, debates, lectures, excursions and other events spanning over several weeks.</p><p>URBAN BY NATURE&ndash; focuses on the interdependence of society and nature and the intricate relationship between city and landscape. Six separate exhibitions, still on display&nbsp;until Sunday, August 24 at the Kunsthal and the Natural History Museum Rotterdam, showcase almost one hundred projects that address these issues.</p><p>In this article, we highlight the first of the six exhibitions, <em>A PLANET CULTIVATED</em>:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q2/q26jkeprllkovldd.jpg"></p><p><em>Photo 2: Aranzadi Park (Aldavoyer Architecture) &copy; Gerencia de Urbanismo, Ayuntamiento de Pamplona</em></p><p>Today, there are more trees in parks and nurseries than there are in forests. What we call nature is never free of human intervention: whether as small-scale as parks, or as large-scale as the climate. At the same time, we are part of nature. Now that more than 50 ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104480216/how-much-are-curators-really-paid How much are curators really paid? Alexander Walter 2014-07-18T14:30:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T18:03:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c4/c44e32df778961ca671cd9c910619b9d.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Many in the art world were staggered by recent reports that the Italian curator Germano Celant is being paid &euro;750,000 to organise a pavilion for the Milan Expo 2015. Celant&rsquo;s fee, and the incredulity it provoked, raises questions about how much curators are typically paid for organising biennials and large-scale international exhibitions. The Art Newspaper surveyed around 40 international curators and biennial organisers [...].</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/101168218/rem-koolhaas-blows-the-ceiling-off-the-venice-architecture-biennale Rem Koolhaas blows the ceiling off the Venice Architecture Biennale Alexander Walter 2014-06-05T13:47:00-04:00 >2014-06-13T09:38:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a7/a75736f8472b195b964cfa2174e87216.jpg" width="460" height="601" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An exploded false ceiling and a lineup of lavatories become the stars as Koolhaas delves into the overlooked innards of today's buildings &ndash; and shows how architecture has become nothing more than cardboard</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/100937134/the-end-of-architecture The end of architecture? Alexander Walter 2014-06-02T13:21:00-04:00 >2014-06-10T18:51:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/66/6613d78516a5d00463d8126e346b30d2.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As the 14th edition of the Venice Biennale of Architecture prepares to open, the pavilions of the Giardini might be the perfect venue for an analysis of the architectural manifestations of national identity. [...] Architecture is a curious world in which the things we hate might look very similar, to a less-inured eye, to the things we love. It is a question of degrees, of finesse. Koolhaas exemplifies the paradox.</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/100579935/members-appointed-for-the-2014-venice-biennale-international-architecture-jury Members appointed for the 2014 Venice Biennale International Architecture Jury Justine Testado 2014-05-28T15:36:00-04:00 >2014-06-03T23:03:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3r/3rkvx2ntlw2r63w7.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 14th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale wouldn't be complete without its International Jury. Just recently, the Board of Directors appointed this year's jury members upon the recommendation of Biennale Director Rem Koolhaas.</p></em><br /><br /><p>&nbsp;The 2014 jury features:</p><ul><li><strong>Kunl&eacute; Adeyemi (Nigeria)</strong> is a prominent architect with experience in India, Korea, Africa, and Europe&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Francesco Bandarin (Italy)</strong> is former director of UNESCO's World Heritage Centre and now UNESCO's Assistant Director-General for Culture and has been instrumental in developing heritage and preservation strategies worldwide&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Bregtje van der Haak (The Netherlands)</strong> is a prize-winning documentary maker with a longstanding interest in architecture&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Hou Hanru (China)</strong> was the co-curator of the Cities on the Move exhibition at the Hayward Gallery in 1999, and following his involvement at the San Francisco Art Institute is now artistic director of Maxxi - National Museum of XXI Century Arts of Rome&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Mitra Khoubrou (United Arab Emirates)</strong> is director of Dubai-based Pink Tank with extensive involvement in economic and cultural issues throughout the Middle East</li></ul><p>The President of the Jury will be nominated during their first meeting.</p><p>For more details, head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/members_appointed_for_the_2014_venice_biennale_international_jury/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>Also ch...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/94575888/city-ways-of-making-ways-of-using City: Ways of Making, Ways of Using Places Journal 2014-02-28T18:53:00-05:00 >2014-02-28T18:54:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pv/pv3yapfqg4zokcl1.jpg" width="514" height="417" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the projects shown here, architects and artists reflect on the problems and possibilities of economic and urban growth. How is rapid urbanization happening? Who is benefiting, and who is being displaced or excluded? What can architects and citizens do to exert leverage on processes at once local and global?</p></em><br /><br /><p>On Places, Jonathan Massey reviews the 10th Sao Paulo Architecture Biennial, and presents a slideshow of selected works.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85450315/shenzhen-biennale-explores-postindustrial-urbanism Shenzhen biennale explores postindustrial urbanism Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-10-31T18:23:00-04:00 >2013-11-04T22:14:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x3/x3qbxyvstdvz8u4u.jpg" width="514" height="196" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The 5th&nbsp;<a href="http://www.szhkbiennale.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB)&nbsp;</strong></a>will reflect on southern China's rapidly developed recent past, while focusing attentions on its postindustrial future. Co-organized by Shenzhen and Hong Kong, the biennale presents a variety of international studies on urbanism, through architectural, ethnographic and artistic means. True to its future-focus, the biennale will renovate former industrial sites to use as venues, including an old waterfront warehouse and a former glass factory.</p> <p> Shenzhen's rapid urban growth began in 1979, when the Chinese government named the small village a "special economic zone" for manufacturing and employment. Since then, the city has been flushed with Chinese and foreign investments, primarily in manufacturing -- now, Shenzhen aims to develop more service industries and away from its fast-earned industrial past.</p> <p> <strong>UABB </strong>purports to be the only biennale in the world devoted entirely to urbanism and urbanization, and&nbsp;will be held from Dec...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85236176/the-cloud-pavilion-by-schmidt-hammer-lassen-architects-opens-at-shanghai-west-bund-biennial The Cloud pavilion by schmidt hammer lassen architects opens at Shanghai West Bund Biennial Justine Testado 2013-10-28T19:47:00-04:00 >2013-10-28T19:52:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jo/jojt4uy5co1xwaje.jpg" width="514" height="275" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Cloud pavilion is a public art installation by schmidt hammer lassen architects that opened last week at the Shanghai West Bund Biennial for Architecture and Contemporary Art [...] Additionally, schmidt hammer lassen built support facility pavilions that include a gallery, caf&eacute;, and bookshop.</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/66519457/editor-s-picks-300 Editor's Picks #300 Nam Henderson 2013-01-30T11:35:00-05:00 >2013-01-31T15:02:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/di/dicnsovye7sp8qg5.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce published parts 1 + 2 of a multi-part interview with George Brugmans (Executive Director of the IABR)...Thayer-D chimed in "This is an excellent example of how well intentioned architects continue to talk past each other...One of the speakers spoke of the need to create relationships with politicians, developers and the public in general to forge a new way forward...What's amazing is that this has been happening for the last 20 years in the Congress for New Urbanism</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1q/1q78geqkrucr0mi3.jpg" title=""></p> <p> In the first edition of our In Focus&nbsp; in 2013&nbsp; Archinect spoke with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/66165882/in-focus-yohan-zerdoun" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yohan Zerdoun an architectural photographer based in Germany/Switzerland</a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mk/mk6av1qgzjjnz28g.jpg"></p> <p> Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> published parts <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/66092556/archinect-interviews-george-brugmans-iabr-part-1-making-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1&nbsp;</a>+ <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/66096130/archinect-interviews-george-brugmans-iabr-part-2-arnavutk-y-istanbul" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2</a>&nbsp;of a multi-part interview with George Brugmans (Executive Director of the IABR) in which they continued <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/95113/interview-with-george-brugmans-director-international-architecture-biennale-rotterdam" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">their discussion from where they left it two years ago</a>. Topics include; the theme of the 5th Biennale itself: Making City, the model used for the 5th IABR of Test&nbsp; Sites and Counter Sites, and also&nbsp; Istanbul as either "<em>the next metropolitan nightmare, or...an inspiring example?</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fx/fxe7qo363vj6whfq.jpg"></p> <p> <strong>Thayer-D</strong> chimed in "<em>This is an excellent example of how well&nbsp;intentioned&nbsp;architects continue to talk past each other while so many of their interests intersect...One of the speakers spoke of the need to create relationships with politicians, developers and the public in general to forge a new way forward.&nbsp; Again, I'd be in full agreement.&nbsp; What's amazing is that this has been happening for the last 20 years in ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/57899951/editor-s-picks-283 Editor's Picks #283 Nam Henderson 2012-09-23T23:08:00-04:00 >2012-09-24T19:15:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0d/0dsmqxju9f5wmkpi.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>in the latest edition of ShowCase: New Keelung Harbor Service Building, Archinect presents the first prize winning project by Neil M. Denari Architects, Inc. (NMDA). The details include; 120,780 square meters, Ground breaking: 2013, Completion: terminal (2015), office building (2017). double o zero immediately noted that "Something like this would have countless comments just a few years ago. Now it is just another thing".</p></em><br /><br /><p> The recent feature&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/57481963/instigating-change-with-common-ground" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Instigating Change with Common Ground</a>, written by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/drowninginculture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Southern</a> is&nbsp;a critical but largely positive review of the Venice Architecture Biennale. &nbsp;Therein, he put forward the argument that this year&rsquo;s "<em>Biennale doesn&rsquo;t have much to be cynical, negative, or nasty about</em>" and wrote "<em>But the 2012 Architecture Biennale isn&rsquo;t just about solving problems.&nbsp; For those in the mood for a wink, there is a healthy balance of fun amongst the furrowed brows.&nbsp; FAT Architecture partnered with San Rocco and Ines Weizman to supply smart laughs with a Museum of Copying</em>"</p> <p> Plus, in the latest edition of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/57552344/showcase-new-keelung-harbor-service-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ShowCase: New Keelung Harbor Service Building</a>,&nbsp;Archinect presents the first prize winning project by Neil M. Denari Architects, Inc. (NMDA).&nbsp;The details include; 120,780 square meters, Ground breaking: 2013, Completion: terminal (2015), office building (2017).&nbsp;<strong>double o zero</strong> immediately noted that "<em>Something like this would have countless comments just a few years ago. Now it is just ano...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/40729017/barkow-leibinger-installation-at-marrakech-biennale-higher-atlas Barkow Leibinger Installation at Marrakech Biennale “Higher Atlas” Alexander Walter 2012-03-08T18:00:00-05:00 >2012-03-13T09:50:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4g/4gd1pj6q57qttoqr.jpg" width="514" height="249" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Berlin-based Barkow Leibinger Architects have shared with us "Loom-Hyperbolic," the architects' installation at the 2012 Marrakech Biennale "Higher Atlas" in Morocco which commenced earlier this week (the installation however is still on view until June 3rd at the ruins of the Koutoubia Mosque). This year's Moroccan biennale of contemporary international culture was curated by Carson Chan and Nadim Samman.</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>