Archinect - News 2014-09-22T04:26:56-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/103630900/rethinking-a-spurned-landmark Rethinking a Spurned Landmark Alexander Walter 2014-07-07T13:23:00-04:00 >2014-07-11T11:55:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b6/b6c15e618c702b746036676cd6239477.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As an architect, Gene Kaufman doesn&rsquo;t typically save buildings; he designs them. But when he heard of plans to change Paul Rudolph&rsquo;s celebrated but shuttered government building in Goshen, N.Y., as part of a renovation plan, he decided to step in. &ldquo;To lose a building like this would be a tragedy,&rdquo; said Mr. Kaufman, a partner at Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman Architects in New York City.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99369287/gwathmey-siegel-s-kaufman-wants-to-buy-paul-rudolph-s-brutalist-orange-county-government-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gwathmey Siegel's Kaufman wants to buy Paul Rudolph's brutalist Orange County Government Center</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/47277795/orange-county-votes-to-keep-brutalist-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orange County Votes to Keep Brutalist Building</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/44158069/unloved-building-in-goshen-n-y-prompts-debate-on-modernism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unloved Building in Goshen, N.Y., Prompts Debate on Modernism</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/99369287/gwathmey-siegel-s-kaufman-wants-to-buy-paul-rudolph-s-brutalist-orange-county-government-center Gwathmey Siegel's Kaufman wants to buy Paul Rudolph's brutalist Orange County Government Center Archinect 2014-05-07T16:45:00-04:00 >2014-07-07T13:16:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9c/9cn7vun67j5fq78c.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At a meeting of the County Legislature on May 1, Kaufman offered to purchase the Rudolph building, which has been closed since 2011, and convert it to private use, perhaps as artists&rsquo; studios. Kaufman, who bought Gwathmey Siegel &amp; Associates in 2011... and now calls his firm Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman &amp; Associates Architects, wants to design a new government building adjacent to the Rudolph masterpiece, completed in 1970 on Main Street in Goshen, New York.</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/67523093/paul-rudolph-s-orange-county-government-center-to-be-saved Paul Rudolph's Orange County Government Center to be saved Archinect 2013-02-13T17:38:00-05:00 >2013-02-23T01:02:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tu/tudpaeqz5b8asw9h.jpg" width="514" height="238" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The long, rancorous debate over the fate of the Orange County Government Center ended abruptly Wednesday, as a group of Republican lawmakers sided with Democrats to pass a proposal to renovate the 43-year-old complex.</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/47648360/editor-s-picks-263 Editor's Picks #263 Nam Henderson 2012-05-07T16:49:00-04:00 >2012-06-18T19:06:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kl/klajz2mclbkly5xl.jpg" width="514" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Elected officials in Goshen, N.Y., voted Thursday against a resolution to demolish and replace the Orange County Government Center by Paul Rudolph. Steven Ward, hoped &ldquo;mr diana will now get behind this decision and determine how best to renovate to meet the needs of the community...score one for preservation of the modern!"</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>News</strong><br> Elected officials in Goshen, N.Y., <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/47277795/orange-county-votes-to-keep-brutalist-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">voted Thursday against a resolution to demolish and replace the Orange County Government Center by Paul Rudolph</a>, a late-1960s building in the small Hudson Valley town that sparked debate on the value of modern architecture.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2023362/steven-ward" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Ward</a>,&nbsp;hoped &ldquo;<em>mr diana will now get behind this decision and determine how best to renovate to meet the needs of the community. ...the fact that the local government's elected representatives have taken this position is a huge deal, an indicator that they are hearing that the community wants to keep this special place. score one for preservation of the modern!</em>&rdquo; and <strong>Scribbler </strong>argued &ldquo;<em>We have to keep a few of these so that we have real examples of the variety, forms, and experiments modernism has made so that we have a record to remind us to not do this kind of modernism again</em>".&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a>,&nbsp;for her part agreed &ldquo;<em>Even if one doesn't find this building beautiful (which I definitely do!), it's important to history to kee...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/47277795/orange-county-votes-to-keep-brutalist-building Orange County Votes to Keep Brutalist Building Archinect 2012-05-04T11:54:00-04:00 >2012-05-10T15:47:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/09/09d337d1bf90d322059631428d7be965.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Elected officials in Goshen, N.Y., voted Thursday against a resolution to demolish and replace the Orange County Government Center, a late-1960s building in the small Hudson Valley town that sparked debate on the value of modern architecture. "I am deeply disappointed by the outcome of today's vote," Mr. Diana said in a written statement.</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/44158069/unloved-building-in-goshen-n-y-prompts-debate-on-modernism Unloved Building in Goshen, N.Y., Prompts Debate on Modernism Archinect 2012-04-07T11:21:00-04:00 >2014-07-07T13:25:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/10/104056efa0f413e8f6333e2bba0d8ed9.jpg" width="514" height="171" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As Modernist buildings reach middle age, many of the stark structures that once represented the architectural vanguard are showing signs of wear, setting off debates around the country between preservationists, who see them as historic landmarks, and the many people who just see them as eyesores.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Also see this discussion in the forum: <a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/40837366/paul-rudolph-threatened-with-demolition-when-i-see-like-this-i-just-want-to-give-up" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Rudolph threatened with demolition: when I see #&amp;*! like this I just want to give up.</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/41094617/editor-s-picks-254 Editor's Picks #254 Nam Henderson 2012-03-11T22:49:00-04:00 >2012-03-18T12:08:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c9/c962npwup4ah84vp.jpg" width="514" height="725" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Viennese architectural firm Wolfgang Tschapeller ZT GmbH won the First Prize in an international competition that seeks to overhaul the campus of the Angewandte, a group of buildings that house the University of Applied Arts, as well as the Museum for Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria. johnszot commented "fucking hot, that".</p></em><br /><br /><p> Evan Chakroff writes about the work of the recent Pritzker Prize winner Wang Shu suggesting the selection continues a trend in which "the Pritzker Committee has gravitated towards architects who produce work with an innate understanding of place, allowing their ties to local culture to infuse their work" in the essay&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1935730/evan-chakroff" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amateur Architecture: A New Vernacular?</a></p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/40359586/before-olympics-it-s-demolition-derby" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In advance of the World Cup and Olympic Games authorities in Rio de Janeiro are clearing people from their homes in Vila Aut&oacute;dromo and other favelas</a>, preparing the areas for redevelopment.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1970535/will-galloway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway&nbsp;</a>believed "<em>it would be cool if they followed the lead of medellin instead.&nbsp; i have not heard any complaints about what was done there.&nbsp; anyone know if there was a downside?</em>"</p> <p> <br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/39924433/6-points-for-a-neue-angewandte-by-wolfgang-tschapeller" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Viennese architectural firm Wolfgang Tschapeller ZT GmbH won the First Prize in an international competition that seeks to overhaul the campus of the Angewandte, a group of buildings that house the University of Applied Arts, as well as the Museum for ...</a></p>