Archinect - Press Release 2014-10-26T03:18:51-04:00 Tall Buildings magazine - eVolo 2014 flyingArchitecture 2014-10-23T07:37:04-04:00 >2014-10-23T07:37:04-04:00 <p>From Russia with Love&hellip;vis for eVolo 2014 competition created by FlyingArchitecture featured on&nbsp;the front page of the latest issue of &lsquo;Tall Buildings &lsquo; magazine! eVolo 2014 was our first contest of this kind, but together with Xuberance it was a clear success. Our team was honored with Honorable mention. Congratulations! Design team: Xuberance CGI team: FlyingArchitecture</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p> Architect Michael Rotondi to receive the Richard J. Neutra Medal for Professional Excellence from Cal Poly Pomona on Nov. 3 2014 Sarah Lorenzen 2014-10-22T23:48:28-04:00 >2014-10-23T00:05:01-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Michael Rotondi will receive the Richard J. Neutra Medal for Professional Excellence on Nov. 3 from the College of Environmental Design at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.</p><p>Rotondi is principal at Los Angeles-based RoTo Architects and oversees all aspects of project design and delivery. A former Cal Poly Pomona student (who then transferred and graduated from a newly formed Sci-Arc), Rotondi has practiced architecture for more than 30 years. His projects have a broad range including the Boys and Girls Club of Hollywood, Silverlake Conservatory of Music, Liberty Wildlife center in Phoenix and the Prairie View A&amp;M University School of Architecture.</p><p>Rotondi has also made a tremendous impact as an architecture educator including at Southern California Institute of Architecture and at Arizona State University. He was the founder of the graduate program and the first director of graduate studies at SCI-Arc from 1980 to 1987 and then was the school&rsquo;s director from 1987 to ...</p> UCLA ANNOUNCES A.UD LECTURE SERIES + EVENTS 2014-15 carolineblackburn 2014-10-21T17:00:55-04:00 >2014-10-21T22:48:09-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="765" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>UCLA </strong><strong>ANNOUNCES A.UD LECTURE&nbsp;SERIES + EVENTS</strong></p><p>The A.UD Lecture Series this year celebrates 50 years of advancing design, technology, and culture and presents two mini-lecture series within the series. In the fall of 2014, A.UD shifts its focus to thinking about new school environments for architectural education. This mini-lecture series will bring&nbsp;a distinguished group of architects from around the world&nbsp;to Los Angeles to discuss architectural education building types.&nbsp;<em>Imagemakers</em>, organized by Professor Neil Denari, asks two graphic design studios and two artists who work in photography to situate their work within the larger field of ideas that make up the image sphere. Receptions begin at 5:45pm in the Perloff Courtyard and&nbsp;Lectures are presented at 6:30pm in UCLA's Decaf&eacute; (Perloff Hall, Room 1302), unless otherwise noted.<br><br>Exhibitions feature innovative student work and are presented in the Perloff Gallery (Perloff Hall, Room 1318) and the Perloff Main Hallway.<br><br>All events are free an...</p> Log 32 Now Available anyonecorporation 2014-10-20T23:14:00-04:00 >2014-10-21T22:42:12-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="731" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Log</em> 32 presents a thoughtful snapshot of the current moment in architecture with contributions from preeminent and emerging voices. A record 39 contributors to this Fall 2014 issue deliver a stimulating mix of writing styles and content, from new theories on architecture and the urban to dispatches from recent exhibitions and pavilions to interviews with new leaders in architectural pedagogy. <em>Log</em> 32 also includes 55 pages devoted to the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale &ndash; an open-ended, manifold response to that much publicized exhibition set here among a full slate of other articles that insists on the innumerous modes of thinking architecture today.</p><p><strong>In this issue: </strong>Ross Exo Adams questions resilience; George Baird rereads landscape urbanism; Carson Chan learns nothing from Venice; Preston Scott Cohen authors successive architecture; Cynthia Davidson lunches with Odile Decq; Reinier de Graaf &amp; Laura Baird chart megalopoli(tic)s; Marco De Michelis traces OMA exhibitions; Tina Di Carlo...</p> Dekker/Perich/Sabatini Ranks in Architectural Record's Top 300 Architecture Firms nataliesdps 2014-10-20T13:27:10-04:00 >2014-10-21T22:45:52-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="261" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (D/P/S) has once again been ranked in the &ldquo;<a href="" target="_blank">Top 300 Architecture Firms</a>&rdquo; by Architectural Record. The firm has consistently appeared in the publication&rsquo;s &ldquo;Top&rdquo; lists since 2007, making this the seventh year the design firm has been recognized in the national list.</p><p>Rankings are based on revenue for architectural services performed in 2013. Architectural Record, a magazine that focuses on the design industry, uses data collected by their sister publication, Engineering New Record (ENR). D/P/S was also named as a <a href="" target="_blank">top design firm</a> in ENR&rsquo;s list.</p><p>&ldquo;This has been a tremendous year of growth for our firm,&rdquo; said <a href="" target="_blank">Steven J. Perich</a>, Senior Principal at D/P/S. &ldquo;We are fortunate to be recognized among the top design firms in the country, and our recent expansion into Phoenix, AZ is indicative of our continued commitment to providing exceptional services to our clients.&rdquo;</p><p>D/P/S was founded 55 years ago in Albuquerque, NM. Since 1959, it has expanded to include four offices located ...</p> Spectacular Living Room Design and 3D Rendering – Interior Design Ideas at Your Fingertips hitechcaddservices 2014-10-18T02:32:43-04:00 >2014-10-18T02:54:00-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Your living room needs to have a pleasant setting where you can host and entertain your guests. This room is actually the most frequented, and designing it to your taste is very important. Wouldn&rsquo;t it be great if you could just pick and chose, integrate and voil&agrave; &ndash; your living room interiors are done.&nbsp;Architectural interior lighting and rendering makes this possible &ndash; now you can have interior design ideas at your finger tips.</p><p><strong>Modern &ndash; minimalistic and Chic:</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Living rooms are getting smaller, and the best way to make these small spaces look big is to keep it simple. This is what we call &ndash; modern, minimalistic and chic.</p><p><strong>Lavish Living Room Interiors:</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>If you are lucky enough to have a spacious living room, where you often host parties and entertain your guests then the lavish designs false ceilings and ambient lighting is perfect for you. A perfect setting to host a dinner party, to relax and chill with your group of friends, enjoy a movie with some coke and popcorns &ndash; fun not compromised....</p> The Lighting Practice is Celebrating 25 Years in Lighting Design Darcy Veneziale 2014-10-17T18:56:33-04:00 >2014-10-23T17:43:23-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">The Lighting Practice</a> is proud to share that October 2014 marks 25 years in lighting design for our firm.</p><p>TLP was founded in 1989 by <a href="" target="_blank">Alfred R. Borden</a>. Al wanted to create a place where like-minded designers could work in a collaborative environment dedicated to design excellence and client service. Over the years we have had the opportunity to work with many talented lighting designers from a variety of backgrounds: theater, architecture, interior design, and architectural engineering. We also service clients from a variety of markets: Healthcare, Higher Education, Corporate environments, and Government projects.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Helen K. Diemer</a> became President of The Lighting Practice in 2009. When Helen took the helm her leadership led TLP through the recession and into new markets in Hospitality and Gaming sectors. TLP has also developed a presence in infrastructure renewal projects under her guidance.</p><p>Helen, joined by fellow Principals Al Borden, <a href="" target="_blank">Michael Barber</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">Jered Widmer</a>, would like to say...</p> IDEA Exhibition: Thinking the Future of Auschwitz sciarcnews 2014-10-17T13:17:55-04:00 >2014-10-21T22:48:05-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="217" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>SCI-Arc is pleased to present IDEA&rsquo;s <em>Thinking the Future of Auschwitz</em>, an architectural proposal for the future of the Nazi concentration camps in Poland. The exhibition opens <strong>Monday, November 3 at the SCI-Arc Library</strong>, with an opening discussion featuring Russell Thomsen of IDEA and SCI-Arc Director Eric Owen Moss. Exhibition will remain on view through November 30.</p><p>While the original concentration camp and Polish State Museum at Auschwitz maintain their status as a narrated, didactic experience, this proposal transforms the extermination camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau into a Tel Olam.</p><p>Originally cited in Deuteronomy, a Tel Olam marks a place of unspeakable evil, blotting out and rendering it inaccessible. Translated as a perpetual heap&mdash;in contemporary terms, a machinic field&mdash;it produces a traumatic figure, steadfastly delimiting a perimeter. Proper to its unutterable status, Birkenau becomes perpetually indeterminate, generating a probing, hermeneutic experience without immediate answers...</p> Urban Salon’s exhibition ‘Rembrandt: The Late Works’ opens at the National Gallery Urban Salon 2014-10-17T10:51:40-04:00 >2014-10-17T10:51:51-04:00 <p>Urban Salon&rsquo;s latest exhibition project, &lsquo;Rembrandt: The Late Works&rsquo; has opened at the National Gallery. &nbsp;The exhibition is open until 18 January 2015 and is organised by the National Gallery in collaboration with the Rijksmuseum. The show focuses on the passion and innovation of Rembrandt&rsquo;s late works and features approximately 40 paintings, 20 drawings and 30 prints including key works lent by European and North American museums.</p><p>Visitors enter the exhibition through a full height supergraphic showing a detail from Rembrandt&rsquo;s 1662 group portrait <em>The Syndics</em>.</p><p>Different colours are used to reflect the exhibition&rsquo;s different sections and themes with light tones used for the sections exploring Rembrandt&rsquo;s techniques and darker tones for the sections exploring more emotive topics such as reconciliation and conflict. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>A key feature of Urban Salon&rsquo;s design is six entrance tunnels that line the existing doorways to the different rooms within the gallery space. The tunnels are made from te...</p> A People’s Palace. The Library of Birmingham and Other Buildings for the Public - Mecanoo exhibition in Berlin mecanoo PR 2014-10-17T08:19:42-04:00 >2014-10-21T22:44:05-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>On Saturday October 18th, the exhibition &ldquo;A People's Palace&rdquo; will open at the Aedes Architecture Forum, Berlin. &ldquo;A People's Palace&rdquo; exhibits models and movies of recent public buildings by Mecanoo, including the Library of Birmingham. Aedes Architecture Forum, founded by Kristin Feireiss, is one of the most prominent international platforms for architecture and urban design.<br><br><strong>Location</strong>&nbsp;Aedes am Pfefferberg, Christinenstr. 18-19, 10119 Berlin<br><strong>Exhibition dates</strong>&nbsp;19 October - 27 November 2014<br><strong>Opening</strong>&nbsp;Saturday&nbsp;18 October 2014, 6:30 pm<br><strong>Opening hours</strong>&nbsp;Tues-Fri 11 am-6:30 pm, Sat-Sun 1-5 pm<br><strong>Lecture</strong>&nbsp;by Francine Houben&nbsp;Saturday, 18 October, 4:00 pm<br><br>Besides the Library of Birmingham, the municipal offices and train station in Delft, the Kaap Skill museum on Texel, the Wei-Wu-Ying Center for the Performing Arts in Kaohsiung, and the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building in Boston are among the projects which will be on display. Mecanoo&rsquo;s founder and creative director, Francine Houben, believes that public ...</p> Sandcrawler wins 2014 American Institute of Architects NWPR Design Award JessW 2014-10-17T04:09:11-04:00 >2014-10-18T11:10:49-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="736" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Sandcrawler, the new regional headquarters for Lucasfilm Singapore owned by Lucas Real Estate Singapore and designed by Andrew Bromberg of Aedas, was one of the three projects, out of 115 submissions, that received an Honor Award in the 2014 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Northwest and Pacific Region (NWPR) Design Awards. The jury liked the&nbsp;confidence of the project:&nbsp;single, bold, exuberant but executed with control, and described it as &lsquo;a powerful parti with lots of architectural pyrotechnics&rsquo;.</p><p>Located on plot CX2-1, this sleek, elevated office building is impressively streamlined. Its horseshoe form arose as a logical outcome of the masterplanning restrictions which dictated the roof height and slope as well as the amount of required elevation on each face. These requirements were overlaid with client&rsquo;s needs, including large floorplates and lifting the building off of the ground to afford some privacy and security to the sensitive work being performed inside. The maximum d...</p> ATHENS DOWNTOWN – URBAN EXAMPLE OF A DESERTED CITY CENTRE Thaleia Marou 2014-10-16T17:25:27-04:00 >2014-10-21T22:45:58-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>INSTEAD postgraduate program 2014-15&nbsp;</p><p>Athens seeks to define today the character of its decay and some answers related to the questions opened by its urban decline. The importance of the city in the global context is linked to this elaboration of the empty field left behind in its center; the articulation of a different identity of the city has to face the financial turmoil and the traces it leaves or the designed counter reactions that it possibly introduces, after the recognition of the problematic downtown areas.</p><p>The curriculum focuses on the very historical triangle of Athens, on an area historically defined as part of the commercial centre, extending on both sides of Evripidou street located in the district that Kleanthis and Schaubert firstly designed. Evripidou connects the two middle points of the two sides of the triangle that was conceived together with the idea of a possibility for a modern capital. The thriving quarter of the second part of the 20th century, characterised ...</p> Outsourcing of Shop Drawings Pays Off for Contractors and Manufacturers, Insights BluEntCAD Ava Smith 2014-10-16T07:08:54-04:00 >2014-10-16T07:08:54-04:00 <p><strong>Dallas, Texas:</strong> Shop Drawings are an important part of every construction project. They provide accurate information related to each aspect of the pre-fabricated components of the project to be designed. Quality shop drawings contain accurate representations of a product and the information i.e. dimensions and specifications that are needed by the architect or engineer to develop that product. Once you have ensured that the information compiled in shop drawings is accurate, the project success is guaranteed.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Shop drawings</a> communicate how well a contractor or manufacturer has understood the design intent and form the submittals that are sent to the architect or engineer for approval. Moreover, they require proficiency in the use of computer aided design (CAD) tools and expensive CAD software. For these reasons, contractors and manufacturers prefer to outsource the drafting work. Outsourcing shop drawings drafting to a professional CAD designer ensures accurate drafting and avoids inacc...</p> Homebuilders Enter Strategic Partnership with BluEntCAD to Outsource 3D Rendering Services Ava Smith 2014-10-16T01:38:54-04:00 >2014-10-16T01:43:40-04:00 <p><strong>Dallas, Texas</strong>: The past few years have seen a fierce rise in competition in the homebuilding industry. This has brought significant changes in the expectations of both potential homebuyers and investors as both want a good return on their investment. For this reason, the homebuilders have become more cautious while working on projects. Besides the rising expectations of buyers and investors, getting approvals and permits from the local authorities makes things more challenging for the homebuilders.</p><p>To overcome these challenges, <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>architectural rendering</strong></a> has emerged as a fantastic option. 3D rendering helps homebuilders communicate and promote their project details in a life-like photorealistic way. 3D renders convey accurate and detailed design plan to the buyers. They add life to the design by including textures, finishes, landscaping, interiors and an appropriate human centered environment.</p><p>Homebuilders are now collaborating with 3D rendering firms to leverage the advantage of 3D rend...</p> Aedas-designed Mongkok Residence wins Leaf Awards 2014 JessW 2014-10-15T23:08:22-04:00 >2014-10-15T23:08:22-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="375" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Aedas&rsquo; project Mongkok Residence in Hong Kong was named the category winner for Best Future Building of the Year &ndash; Under Construction at Leading European Architects Forum (Leaf) Awards 2014.</p><p>The design of the building drew inspirations from the city&rsquo;s post-war structures and sets an excellent example of contemporary interpretation of traditional architecture. In the early post-war years, it was common to create illegal iron balconies for residential units in Mongkok, a hyperdense neighbourhood in Hong Kong, to acquire maximum view. Project Design Director Cary Lau reinterpreted these structures in a modern way, using irregular protrusions to create unobstructed views for each apartment.</p><p>Also inspired by the home gardens which people created on the balconies, Aedas came up with a green wall that seemingly protrudes from the solid fa&ccedil;ade of the podium to further connect the building with the historical cityscape. This green wall will enhance the quality of life for the neighbourhood by ...</p> Grandpa Johnson's Opening - LA Times RelativityArchitects 2014-10-15T17:04:44-04:00 >2014-10-21T22:43:15-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Grandpa Johnson's Opening - LA Times</p> Grandpa Johnson's Opening - Urban Daddy RelativityArchitects 2014-10-15T17:03:03-04:00 >2014-10-15T17:03:03-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="665" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Grandpa Johnson's Opening - Urban Daddy</p> Hutchinson Opening - Urban Daddy LA RelativityArchitects 2014-10-15T17:02:14-04:00 >2014-10-15T17:02:14-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="665" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Hutchinson Opening - Urban Daddy LA</p> Hutchinson Opening - Eater LA RelativityArchitects 2014-10-15T17:00:53-04:00 >2014-10-15T17:00:53-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Hutchinson Opening - Eater LA</p> Hutchinson Opening LA Magazine RelativityArchitects 2014-10-15T16:59:54-04:00 >2014-10-15T16:59:54-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="506" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Hutchinson Opening - LA Magazine</p> Held a Seminar on Monitoring and Evaluation IT solutions in Non-Profits umutstech 2014-10-14T14:06:11-04:00 >2014-10-14T14:06:11-04:00 <p>UmutsTech held a Seminar on Monitoring and Evaluation IT solutions in Non-Profits</p><p>UmutsTech IT GROUP held a seminar on Monitoring and Evaluation in NGOs and Non Profits on 31st Jan, 2014. The event also included the launch of a new web application of UmutsTech Products Division namely OneProject, an exclusive product being introduced in the Non profits to streamlined their projects monitoring and evaluations based on SAAS model.</p> Richard Meier & Partners Unveils the Design of the Firms First Building in Taiwan Richard Meier & Partners 2014-10-14T09:30:21-04:00 >2014-10-14T09:30:40-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="895" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>New York, October 14, 2014 &ndash; Richard Meier &amp; Partners is proud to announce the beginning of construction of their first project in Taiwan. The new Taichung Condominium Tower developed by Fubon Land will be </strong><strong>a luxury residential building and is intended to become a modern landmark that captures the essence of the new and growing urban context of Taichung, Taiwan.</strong></p><p>The Taichung Condominium Tower site is located in the center of Taichung City in close vicinity to key civic buildings including the new Taichung City Hall, the Opera House, and the Convention Center. It is surrounded by a mixture of high and low-rise commercial and residential buildings and large public parks. Prominently positioned to have a vantage point of the new city center of Taichung, the site is bounded by the Shizheng Road promenade to the north and Wenxin 1st Road to the south.</p><p>Dukho Yeon, Associate Partner, comments: &ldquo;The Owners&rsquo; commitment to this project allowed us to craft a very special building unique to this s...</p> The College of Architecture at IIT to host the 'MCHAP Award Celebration' WielAretsArchitects 2014-10-14T09:03:22-04:00 >2014-10-25T00:33:17-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>On October 22nd, 2014 the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology will host an award celebration and dinner for the 'MCHAP Finalist'.</strong>&nbsp;Throughout the day students, faculty, and the public are invited to participate in a dialogue between the jury and the nominated architects. Later in the evening the award's benefit dinner will occur&ndash;with Rahm Emanuel, Mayer of Chicago, and Mary Elizabeth Spies Droste as its honorary guests&ndash;culminating with the announcement of the winner.</p><p>S. R. Crown Hall<br>October 22nd, 2014&nbsp;</p><p>3360 South State Street&nbsp;<br>Chicago, Illinois 60616<br>United States of America</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">View the full list of award nominees</a></p> The John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School: A New Education Model Innovative learning facility opens for 2014-2015 school year on Aurora University Campus John W. Clark 2014-10-13T16:56:23-04:00 >2014-10-13T16:56:23-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This August 2014, 150 elementary and middle school students began attending the newly completed John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School at Aurora University. This innovative learning facility, which serves third through eighth grade students from four regional public school districts, is designed to address regional and national deficiencies in science, technology, engineering and math education. The School and its new educational model results from the collaboration between University officials, school district leaders, teachers, nonprofits, local businesses, legislators, and Cordogan Clark &amp; Associates, the facility's architects. It is staffed through a unique professional development strategy that engages teachers from the partner districts as faculty while they complete AU graduate coursework and become leaders in mathematics and science education.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&ldquo;We know that the work which begins here will reach across the nation and show other communities the pathway to truly creating an outs...</p> UT College of Architecture and Design to Host Open House November 1 UTCoAD 2014-10-13T16:11:17-04:00 >2014-10-13T16:11:17-04:00 <img src="" width="500" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>College of Architecture and Design</strong></a> at the University of Tennessee will host an open house on Saturday,&nbsp;November 1</p><p>The event will give prospective undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to learn about the college&rsquo;s programs in i<a href="" target="_blank">nterior design</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">landscape architecture</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">architecture</a>. It will coincide with the university&rsquo;s open house&nbsp;event occurring that morning.</p><p>The open house is scheduled for 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in UT&rsquo;s Art and Architecture Building, 1715 Volunteer Blvd. Visitors can participate in facility tours, faculty presentations, and discussions with student leaders and program chairs.</p><p>The open house will give students from high schools and universities around the country the opportunity to meet current students and faculty and learn about the integrative hands-on experiences unique to the college&rsquo;s programs.</p><p>Participants are encouraged to&nbsp;<strong><a href="" target="_blank">register online</a></strong>&nbsp;by October 28.</p><p>This event will be open to all prospective students but will specifically focus on graduate and ...</p> University of Tennessee New Norris House Lands National Research Award UTCoAD 2014-10-13T16:07:04-04:00 >2014-10-13T16:07:04-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>KNOXVILLE&mdash;The <a href="" target="_blank">New Norris House</a>, a sustainable home and landscape designed by students and faculty of the <a href="" target="_blank">University of Tennessee</a>, Knoxville, has earned a national Honor Award for Research from the American Society of Landscape Architects.&nbsp;</p><p>The American Society of Landscape Architects Professional Awards program celebrates the best work in the U.S. and world and recognizes top public, commercial, residential, institutional, planning and research projects. Recipients are also featured in Landscape Architecture Magazine.&nbsp;</p><p>The New Norris House is noted for its integration of sustainable water systems into designed landscapes. The design and subsequent research involved collecting and treating rainwater for in-home and landscape use, infiltrating graywater on site and managing 100 percent of the site's stormwater.&nbsp;</p><p>The research was conducted over three years of residency and data collection. Its results produced new conversations about regulations in Tennessee and support revisions to city ...</p> Bottles' Congress Tiago do Vale 2014-10-13T07:36:42-04:00 >2014-10-13T07:36:42-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The &ldquo;Bottles&rsquo; Congress&rdquo; project came as an answer to the very particular challenges presented by a wine and spirits store in unique circumstances.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Located in the outskirts of the city of Braga, in northern Portugal, next to Minho&rsquo;s University, the client required a system to display over a thousand different wine and spirits bottles, designed in a modular fashion and capable of being adapted to different locations.</p><p>At the same time, the location the client brought to the table had interesting characteristics that asked for a specific, non-generic intervention: a beautiful natural setting by the Este river, facing the sunset, already a leisure site favored by the city and the University&rsquo;s students in particular; and a store with two glass fronts that presented an unusual opportunity to play with the inside/outside relationship.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>According to Tiago do Vale, &ldquo;<em>three questions presented themselves as the development vectors for the project: how does one display over a thousand different re...</em></p> The Three Cusps Chalet Tiago do Vale 2014-10-13T07:33:12-04:00 >2014-10-13T07:33:12-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The "Three Cusps Chalet" is a very peculiar building, documenting this region&rsquo;s history and diaspora, and combining typical 19th century portuguese architecture and urban design with an unexpected alpine influence, brought by an historic wave of rich portuguese returning from Brazil in the eighteen hundreds, influenced by central-europeans building Brazil&rsquo;s second industrial revolution.&nbsp;</p><p>Conceived as an annex serving the small palace by its side and siting at the heart of both the roman and medieval walls of Braga, this is a particularly sunny building with two fronts, one facing the street at West and another one facing a delightful, qualified block interior plaza at East, enjoying natural light all day long.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The building's identity had been lost in 120 years of small unqualified interventions, over-compartmenting it, closing it to the street and to the light.</p><p>Its fa&ccedil;ade was equally adulterated: modern aluminum window frames and exterior shade head boxes changed the openings&rsquo; stereot...</p> NEWS: INTERVIEW WITH BERNHARD DENKINGER ABOUT THE SCENOGRAPHY OF HOLOCAUST THEMES bernhard_denkinger 2014-10-11T11:05:57-04:00 >2014-10-13T22:08:07-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="311" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>&ldquo;</em><em>In my designs, I try to avoid the totality of an exclusive exhibition narrative in favour of a juxtaposition of various narrative fragments.&rdquo;</em></p><p>The <strong>Viennese architect and exhibition designer Bernhard Denkinger</strong> has been involved in the past few years in numerous exhibitions in Austria with a Holocaust theme. He is less interested in the sweeping gesture frequently found in the design of national memorials than in creating individual access to history through a local commemoration. In his designs, he avoids both dramatising elements and an exclusive exhibition narrative. He explains why that is and why we are more than ever in need of exhibitions about difficult historical themes like the Second World War and the Holocaust.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p>originally published by</p><p><img src="file://localhost/Users/bernhard/Library/Caches/TemporaryItems/msoclip/0/clip_image002.png"><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p>CREATIVE SPACES</p><p>See complete interview bottom of page.</p><p>Interviewer: Anne Horny&nbsp;</p><p>Translation: Nick Somers</p><p>Fot...</p> Eight Inc. wins Vancouver Urban Design Award eightinc 2014-10-10T13:03:11-04:00 >2014-10-10T13:04:19-04:00 <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href=";id=f6a85f28e7&amp;e=2034e638d1" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a></p><p><a href=";id=f6a85f28e7&amp;e=2034e638d1" target="_blank">Eight Inc.'s</a>&nbsp;design of 1025 Robson Street has been recognized by the&nbsp;<a href=";id=fbc446f341&amp;e=2034e638d1" target="_blank">City of Vancouver</a>&nbsp;with an Urban Design Award in the Urban Elements category. The Urban Design Awards recognize great architecture and urban design in Vancouver that demonstrate visionary thinking and support design excellence in the city.</p><p>The 49,000 sf of retail space located in Vancouver's central shopping district, introduces a fresh, modern aesthetic to the busy neighborhood. Working with Vancouver-based&nbsp;<a href=";id=e103c3baa7&amp;e=2034e638d1" target="_blank">Francl Architecture</a>, Eight Inc. designed the project as a series of 2-story buildings, each with a distinct, yet complementary design. Detailing of the materials such as board-formed concrete, Canadian granite, steel, glass and wood clearly articulates an appreciation for the craft of building while allowing each brand's storefront to have a distinct identity.</p><p>Eight Inc. Principal for Environments, Mark Little, says of the project, "This building is successful on many levels. It fits seamlessly into the existing...</p>