Archinect 2015-08-03T11:28:07-04:00 http://archinect.com/firms/project/54428815/mise-en-abyme/133361265 mise en abyme by studio_GAON Joowon Moon 2015-08-03T01:13:00-04:00 >2015-08-03T01:13:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7e/7e2ellchh2cuab0i.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>mise en abyme</p><p>Endless deep space is formed when you stand between two mirrors facing each other. This phenomenon is called &lsquo;mise en abyme&rsquo;, where frames repeat in a frame, producing an infinite reproduction of repeated image.</p><p>A project named &lsquo;mise en abyme&rsquo; is built in Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam, Seoul, where the context of the city is in constant change. The cube we made has frames continually overlapping inside to make spaces superimposed. The reason we constructed frames was to filter the surrounding environment, which changes fast in unforeseeable manner. Another reason was the occupation of the owner: being a photographer, who looks the world through a frame all day.</p><p>Nonhyun-dong, the site of this building, went through rapid urbanization process. It was only 40 years ago that the land used to be inclined agricultural area before urbanization, but now, there are rectangular blocks with houses on the steep land. Following the routine gentrification, the price of land has increased, rep...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133370895/dean-george-ranalli-in-sexual-harassment-probe Dean George Ranalli in Sexual Harassment Probe Terreform 2015-08-03T00:24:00-04:00 >2015-08-03T10:36:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mh/mhnxlmkzx38af8as.jpg" width="514" height="402" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>George Ranalli, 68, who has helmed the Spitzer School of Architecture since 1999, offered Ariella Campisi a ride home after the faculty holiday party at the Smoke Jazz &amp; Supper Club in December 2013, Campisi claims in a Manhattan federal-court lawsuit. Campisi, now 23, was there because she worked part-time as an office assistant for the architecture school.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Sad day for CUNY Architecture.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133129910/four-centuries-of-american-house-architecture-surveyed-in-one-charming-poster Four centuries of American house architecture surveyed in one charming poster Justine Testado 2015-07-31T19:16:00-04:00 >2015-08-03T09:25:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8i/8ig5xalz9g08burj.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://popchartlab.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pop Chart Lab</a>&nbsp;&mdash; the studio that gained renown for their infographics on culturally relevant topics like beer, cats, comic-book villains, famous TV characters, and so on&nbsp;&mdash; recently came out with "The Architecture of American Houses: A Structured Survey from 1600 to the Present", an enticing graphic chart that packs in four centuries' worth of American housing architecture.</p><p>The poster is a nifty conversation starter, showing off 121 styles ranging from 17th century post-medieval English homes, the distinct Tudor facades, the gabled roofs and A-Frames of midcentury modernism, to the McMansions that rose in the 1990s. The illustrations are conveniently organized into seven main categories and 40 subdivisions. Each poster is also individually numbered and signed by the artists.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/il/ilq35tqrb2vqa7cy.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7t/7t973xyxitaykhqr.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c8/c8mtd96eyn9z5zsm.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lz/lzdxcpxs1l1f5wmy.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/my/myex243izodlqghc.jpg"><br><em>Images via popchartlab.com</em></p><p>The poster is available for purchase <a href="http://popchartlab.com/products/the-architecture-of-american-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>h/t <a href="http://www.visualnews.com/2015/07/25/home-in-on-4-centuries-of-american-house-architecture-with-this-print/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Visual News</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133197580/apple-reportedly-grabbing-a-little-piece-of-san-francisco-real-estate Apple reportedly grabbing a little piece of San Francisco real estate Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-31T18:35:00-04:00 >2015-07-31T18:35:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h7/h7nko4yx8ifwlwo7.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Apple Inc.] reached an agreement to rent about 76,000 square feet of office space in the South of Market neighborhood&rsquo;s 235 Second St. [...] the area has some of the highest monthly asking rents in the city at about $66 a square foot. [...] Apple and Facebook have been notable holdouts as Silicon Valley giants like Google and Linkedin gradually expanded their footprints in San Francisco.</p></em><br /><br /><p>&#8203;More news from Apple and San Francisco:</p><ul><li><a title="Apple invites visitors to gaze at its 'spaceship' from new observation deck" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133107408/apple-invites-visitors-to-gaze-at-its-spaceship-from-new-observation-deck" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple invites visitors to gaze at its 'spaceship' from new observation deck</a></li><li><a title="Drone footage shows the latest construction status of the Foster-designed Apple campus" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117649070/drone-footage-shows-the-latest-construction-status-of-the-foster-designed-apple-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Drone footage shows the latest construction status of the Foster-designed Apple campus</a></li><li><a title="Can't find office space in San Francisco? Try the mall." href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128651497/can-t-find-office-space-in-san-francisco-try-the-mall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Can't find office space in San Francisco? Try the mall.</a></li><li><a title="Uber HQ headed to San Francisco's Mission Bay" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128246762/uber-hq-headed-to-san-francisco-s-mission-bay" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Uber HQ headed to San Francisco's Mission Bay</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/133196777/scott-killinger-named-interim-dean-of-unl-s-college-of-architecture Scott Killinger named interim dean of UNL's College of Architecture Alexander Walter 2015-07-31T18:19:00-04:00 >2015-07-31T18:20:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/si/sirzr88kprqnzj8u.jpg" width="485" height="696" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Scott Killinger was named interim dean of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Architecture, the university said Thursday. [...] Killinger, who replaces interim dean Kim Wilson, will also be responsible for helping UNL find a permanent dean of the College of Architecture. The college has been without a permanent dean since Wayne Drummond left the post in 2011.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/14744391/university-of-nebraska-lincoln" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UNL</a> in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125203192/proposed-merger-of-university-of-nebraska-lincoln-architecture-arts-colleges-met-with-criticism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Proposed merger of University of Nebraska-Lincoln architecture, arts colleges met with criticism</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93815353/university-of-nebraska-lincoln-proposes-merger-of-architecture-arts-schools" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Nebraska-Lincoln proposes merger of architecture, arts schools</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/133183117/thyssenkrupp-s-cable-free-elevator-test-tower-tops-out-in-less-than-10-months ThyssenKrupp's cable-free elevator test tower tops out in less than 10 months Justine Testado 2015-07-31T15:35:00-04:00 >2015-07-31T18:36:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nt/ntx9g86fe3kchlh8.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://thyssenkrupp.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ThyssenKrupp</a>'s MULTI elevator test tower is happening, indeed&nbsp;&mdash; and at a seemingly impressive rate. Less than 10 months after starting construction, the currently 232-meter structure in the German city of Rottweil recently celebrated its topping out. ThyssenKrupp is aiming to have the tower fully built and go into operation by the end of 2016. Once complete, the company will begin testing the first units of their cable-free MULTI elevator system, which they <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114965218/up-and-down-side-to-side-thyssenkrupp-s-cable-free-multi-elevator-to-begin-testing-in-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">unveiled late last year</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c1/c1bhkz480ue526ud.jpg"></p><p>ThyssenKrupp credits the tower's smooth construction progress through the use of "an innovative slipforming technique&nbsp;&mdash; all on time and on budget", and they obviously won't be slowing down anytime soon. The final glass story and the top of the elevator shafts will be added to the tower over the next two weeks, bringing the structure up to 244 meters. The tower will then reach its 246 height when the facade is complete.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h7/h7yya81vf3esdzzo.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ta/ta1c81tazzbkha87.jpg"></p><p>Interior work for the tower is scheduled for mid-August. Building services and elevator e...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133185532/boston-s-john-hancock-tower-is-now-200-clarendon Boston's John Hancock Tower is now '200 Clarendon' Alexander Walter 2015-07-31T14:44:00-04:00 >2015-08-02T16:42:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p8/p8tz65paf127e9sd.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>You can still call it the John Hancock Tower, but the company that paid $930 million for New England&rsquo;s tallest building can&rsquo;t. Now that John Hancock&rsquo;s last lease in the office building has expired, owner Boston Properties Inc. can no longer use the financial services company&rsquo;s name on the property.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118427416/boston-s-tallest-new-skyscraper-in-40-years-breaking-ground-today" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boston&rsquo;s tallest new skyscraper in 40 years breaking ground today</a></li><li><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/john_hancock_tower_receives_the_2011_aia_twenty-five_year_award/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boston&rsquo;s John Hancock Tower Receives the 2011 AIA Twenty-Five Year Award</a> (on Bustler)</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/133181511/archinect-s-dry-futures-competition-featured-by-msnbc-juror-and-nasa-hydrologist-jay-famiglietti-interviewed Archinect's "Dry Futures" competition featured by MSNBC; juror and NASA hydrologist Jay Famiglietti interviewed Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-31T14:16:00-04:00 >2015-08-01T00:38:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vi/viaox333s53i02kt.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Despite recent <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131348933/as-californians-let-their-lawns-turn-golden-water-conservation-targets-were-exceeded-in-may" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">successes in water conservancy</a> and summer rainfall in the state, the California drought is still &ldquo;probably worse than most people recognize,&rdquo; according to Jay Famiglietti, senior water scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and juror on Archinect&rsquo;s <a href="http://dryfutures.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dry Futures competition</a>. Famiglietti spoke with Jos&eacute; D&iacute;az-Balart on MSNBC&rsquo;s &ldquo;The Rundown&rdquo; earlier this morning, about the current state of California&rsquo;s water crisis and Dry Future&rsquo;s call to action for architects to respond.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gs/gsebgnjoe7mew7h8.jpg"></p><p>While the drought has been receiving widespread media attention, both within the state and nationwide, it can still be difficult to convince people of the severity of the situation. &ldquo;No snow in the mountains, reservoir levels are exceptionally low, groundwater levels are declining," Famiglietti told D&iacute;az-Balart. "We&rsquo;re in pretty rough shape.&rdquo;</p><p>Famiglietti&rsquo;s research on groundwater depletion began twenty years ago, working with NASA&rsquo;s GRACE project (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) to track an...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133183115/cities-don-t-see-much-economic-gain-from-sports-stadiums-says-stanford-economist Cities don't see much economic gain from sports stadiums, says Stanford economist Alexander Walter 2015-07-31T13:47:00-04:00 >2015-08-03T11:01:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nm/nmm3sm8fkalfj455.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When an NFL team wants to build a new stadium, it often argues that the facility would boost the local economy. But that is not true, says Roger Noll, a Stanford professor emeritus in economics. [...] "NFL stadiums do not generate significant local economic growth, and the incremental tax revenue is not sufficient to cover any significant financial contribution by the city," said Noll, a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121585222/how-to-shop-for-an-nfl-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How to shop for an NFL stadium</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/14152735/los-angeles-nfl-stadium-and-convention-center-project-would-boost-tax-revenue-studies-find" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles NFL stadium and Convention Center project would boost tax revenue, studies find</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/features/article/133034307/work-on-work-exhibition-turns-public-space-into-office-space "Work on Work" exhibition turns public space into office space Julia Ingalls 2015-07-31T11:55:00-04:00 >2015-07-30T20:09:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ci/ciz3ogg8b40zjcn5.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If the current exhibition at Los Angeles&rsquo; Architecture + Design Museum was titled by a sarcastic person, it would be called "Work/Life Balance: Pshaw!" As it is, the infographic-laden collection of vinyl banners loosely mounted to stacks of brown boxes, co-organized by Gensler and UCLA&rsquo;s cityLAB, is called "Work on Work", and it is both the history of and the proposed future for society's daily grind. And man, what a grind it is.</p> http://archinect.com/firms/project/115510201/toro-nyc/133174874 Toro NYC by New World Design Build INC. NewWorld 2015-07-31T11:12:00-04:00 >2015-07-31T15:20:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l6/l645e54skany6jvy.jpg" width="514" height="334" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The 120 seat dining room channels the spirit of Barcelona&rsquo;s lively tapas bars and features a mix of both industrial and refined elements with nods to the buildings history as a factory as well as capturing the surrounding cityscape through expansive 18ft windows. The space invites you to either dine with friends or enjoy a cocktail and quick bite at the sleek bar or busy plancha. And if you are really curious, order a porron off the wall guarded by the head of our well fought Spanish bull.</p> http://archinect.com/firms/project/67922084/sjdc-parsons/133173262 SJDC Parsons by Rice+Lipka Architects Rice+Lipka Architects 2015-07-31T10:37:00-04:00 >2015-07-31T15:22:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bn/bnkchpcrod9dk5qg.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.newschool.edu/johnsondesigncenter/subpage.aspx?id=35173" target="_blank">Sheila C. Johnson Design Center</a>&nbsp;unites the four buildings that comprise the campus of Parsons The New School for Design and organizes a range of shared spaces around a new urban quad. New entries on Fifth Avenue and West 13th Street connect internally to provide access to the center&rsquo;s new auditorium, galleries, archives center, student critique area,&nbsp;orientation center, and meeting rooms.</p><p>Stripped to expose its substantial concrete encased steel structure, the buildings&rsquo; character provides a raw and varied industrial context for new, more refined architectural interventions. A new transparent fa&ccedil;ade of deepset windows that wrap 250 feet around the complex&rsquo;s perimeter frames student work within. Made possible through the generous gift of Sheila&nbsp;C. Johnson, the Center recognizes the urban context of the institution, reflects The New School&rsquo;s commitment to the new, and places on view to the street the innovative work being produced at the University.</p>... http://archinect.com/firms/project/63734198/packer-collegiate-institute-lower-school-classrooms/133170040 PACKER COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE LOWER SCHOOL CLASSROOMS by Hudson Studio Architects hudsonstudioarchitects 2015-07-31T09:35:00-04:00 >2015-07-31T15:16:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kz/kz9vyc3viba3shcf.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Spanning over 150 years of history, Packer Collegiate Institute is a K-12 independent school on a historic half-acre Victorian Gothic campus in the unique urban environment of New York's Brooklyn Heights.&nbsp;<br><br>Hudson Studio Architects has been working with Packer Collegiate since 2009 starting with a Master Plan for the Science Wing, the Upper and Lower School classrooms, all to be accomplished in a series of summers. They worked closely with teachers and administrators to best meet the needs of Packer&rsquo;s exciting teaching methodology while practicing sustainable design.&nbsp;<br><br>The Summer 2014 phase of renovation focused on the Lower School and included ten Classrooms, a Learning Specialist suite, seven Tutoring Rooms, a new Lower School Music Room, Second and Third Floor hallways, and lighting in the Founders Stairway.&nbsp;<br><br>The Music Room was moved to allow like grades to be clustered together. Each classroom now has state-of-the-art touchscreen technology, ample whiteboard and tackboard surfaces, a...</p> http://archinect.com/people/project/20595173/the-lines-of-the-water/133148399 The Lines of the water by Juan Luis Campoy Juan Luis Campoy 2015-07-31T02:50:00-04:00 >2015-07-31T15:17:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/00/00z6xraokzvajtmx.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Location:</strong> Escales del Carrer de la Pera</p><p><strong>Client:</strong> Girona City Council</p><p><strong>Area:</strong> 120 m2</p><p><strong>Year:</strong> 2013</p><p>The installation is promoted to be built during the "Temps de Flors" flower exhibition, the biggest show in the city, attracting&nbsp;almost 1 million visitants every year.</p><p>The entire installation is intended to evoke a tactile sensations walk of the fields of reed (=<em>Phragmites australis</em>) in wetlands.<br>The street is defined as a river of people where the reed is presented as a trace of the presence of water and a witness of the environmental values &#8203;&#8203;of these ecosystems, accompanying the visitors, and wrapping them with the color, texture and fragility of these plants, in contrast with the hard and impremeable, stone of the city.</p><p>In wetlands the reed grows abundantly.The fragile stem cane, that can make up to 3 feet high, springs in inflorescences like a feather duster. It looks to be soft by touching. The beauty of this inflorescence is not found in the shape or the color of a single unit, but extensions...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133130715/will-turning-california-farmland-into-residential-development-help-save-water Will turning California farmland into residential development help save water? Alexander Walter 2015-07-30T21:00:00-04:00 >2015-07-31T13:22:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e2/e248abf9cc7c7712c74cddffdfeab88a.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The drought in California has gone on so long, and is so severe, that it's beginning to change the way people are designing residential communities &mdash; in unexpected ways, and unexpected places. [...] There will also be a system for treating and sending wastewater back into the aquifer underneath the city. [...] Not everyone is convinced it will use less water. Phil Desatoff is with a local water district that is suing Reedley over the development's environmental review.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Got some design solutions up your sleeve that could help&nbsp;alleviate California's ongoing historic drought? Check out Archinect's recently launched <strong><a href="http://www.dryfutures.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dry Futures</a></strong>&nbsp;ideas competition, and submit your entry by September 1st.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133121876/sculptor-larry-bell-s-influence-on-frank-gehry Sculptor Larry Bell's influence on Frank Gehry Alexander Walter 2015-07-30T18:34:00-04:00 >2015-07-30T18:36:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/03/036342ivi88en1wi.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architect Frank Gehry has often talked about the influence artists have had on his building designs. [...] An early work from the 1960s by sculptor Larry Bell in the Frank Lloyd show offers a partial template for a Gehry design built three decades ago in Toluca Lake. Gehry's World Savings and Loan branch at Riverside Drive and Mariota Avenue is a sky-lighted, one-story hall framed by tall facades out front and in the back, as if a full second story had been planned but never built.</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/133119466/frank-lloyd-wright-s-unity-temple-getting-a-23m-restoration Frank Lloyd Wright's "Unity Temple" getting a $23M restoration Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-30T18:15:00-04:00 >2015-07-30T18:15:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1p/1pnxfgljidagv3h4.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>this is the deluxe rehabilitation package, a stark contrast to the mostly emergency work that's been done through the years to keep the building grunting along. [...] &ldquo;It's one of Frank Lloyd Wright's greatest works, and it's a masterpiece of modern architecture ... It's a building that changed a lot of architects' ideas about what architecture could do.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The $23 million comes from a variety of sources, including part of a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130331695/getty-awards-over-1-75-million-to-fix-crappy-concrete-in-important-modern-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">$1.75M Getty grant to fix compromised concrete in "Important Modern Buildings"</a>, and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83932/unity-temple-wins-200-000-federal-grant-to-aid-repairs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">$200K in federal funds for general repairs</a>. Unity Temple is also one of ten FLW buildings <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119816278/10-frank-lloyd-wright-buildings-nominated-to-unesco-world-heritage-list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recently nominated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133045592/a-new-laguardia-is-the-airport-that-new-york-deserves-says-gov-cuomo A new LaGuardia is the "airport that New York deserves", says Gov. Cuomo Justine Testado 2015-07-30T15:00:00-04:00 >2015-07-30T17:51:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bx/bx9ml0s6zojudgz4.jpg" width="514" height="271" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>'We are transforming LaGuardia into a globally-renowned, 21st century airport that is worthy of the city and state of New York. It&rsquo;s the perfect metaphor for what we can achieve with the ambition and optimism and energy that made this the Empire State in the first place, and I want to thank our many partners for joining us to build the airport that New York deserves.' &mdash; Gov. Cuomo</p></em><br /><br /><p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo alongside Vice President Joe Biden officially unveiled the proposed design for the new LaGuardia Airport earlier this week. The $4 billion revamp will transform the airport into a single, structurally unified main terminal, including expanded transportation access and increased taxiway space, and new top-notch passenger amenities.</p><p>The overhaul aims to alleviate the air-ground congestion and gate delays that have long plagued the airport&nbsp;&mdash; to the point where Biden previously described it as a place one would find in <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/07/nyregion/biden-compares-la-guardia-airport-to-third-world.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"some third world country"</a>. According to <a href="https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/Airport_Advisory_Panel_Final_Report_LGA.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a report</a> by the Governor&rsquo;s Airport Master Plan Advisory Panel, the LaGuardia Airport is "consistently rated as among the worst airports in the world".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e6/e62nrg5u4th3yfwg.jpg"></p><p>Groundbreaking of the first half of the project is expected to start in 2016, once the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey grants final approval. The first half is expected to open to passengers in 2019, and full completion...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133109015/starchitect-c-sar-pelli-buys-17-5m-san-remo-apartment-from-john-leguizamo-s-mother-in-law Starchitect César Pelli Buys $17.5M San Remo Apartment from John Leguizamo’s Mother-in-Law Alyssa Alimurung 2015-07-30T14:46:00-04:00 >2015-07-31T13:14:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pc/pc02wy727w43kldd.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Starchitect C&eacute;sar Pelli and his wife Diana Balmori have bought a $17.5 million apartment at the San Remo, according to city records released today. And the seller of the 4,900-square-foot, 12-room residence is Rona Maurer, John Leguizamo&rsquo;s mother-in-law who was recently involved in a lawsuit claiming she was covering up the sale of the home to keep her stepdaughter from getting any of the profits.</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/133107408/apple-invites-visitors-to-gaze-at-its-spaceship-from-new-observation-deck Apple invites visitors to gaze at its 'spaceship' from new observation deck Alexander Walter 2015-07-30T14:12:00-04:00 >2015-07-31T11:19:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/35/3532666340180e193b1a16d616b99316.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>You&rsquo;ll will still be able to gaze lovingly upon the ultra-sleek new Cupertino &ldquo;Spacehip&rdquo; campus &mdash; no drones required. Buried in city documents filed this spring are previously unreported plans for a new visitor&rsquo;s center &mdash; complete with a store and viewing platform. Apple&rsquo;s 2013 approvals for the massive project included the ability for Apple to build a visitor&rsquo;s center, but a detailed project description had not been submitted until April.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u4/u4u6tw69ucv1kksk.jpg"></p><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131560903/apple-s-spaceship-campus-being-built-to-iphone-standards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple's spaceship campus being built to iPhone standards</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124746280/apple-under-fire-for-not-hiring-construction-workers-with-past-felonies-for-their-new-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple under fire for not hiring construction workers with past felonies for their new campus</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117649070/drone-footage-shows-the-latest-construction-status-of-the-foster-designed-apple-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Drone footage shows the latest construction status of the Foster-designed Apple campus</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109579284/apple-ceo-tim-cook-says-new-spaceship-campus-will-be-greenest-building-on-the-planet" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple CEO Tim Cook says new spaceship campus will be 'greenest building on the planet'</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/133104994/wasa-studio-files-for-bankruptcy WASA Studio files for bankruptcy Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-30T13:32:00-04:00 >2015-07-31T00:04:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zg/zgcfvhwbjxl2r51n.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Manhattan&rsquo;s WASA Studio, one of the country&rsquo;s oldest architecture and engineering firms ... filed for bankruptcy on Monday while fighting several legal battles with ex-clients. [...] The firm, known for decades as Wank Adams Slavin Associates, is fighting several lawsuits against ex-clients who are pushing for damages of more than $11 million [...] The expensive legal battles came after work slowed.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related news:</p><ul><li><a title="Get a peek inside Pratt's new Film/Video Department building by WASA/Studio A" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131581016/get-a-peek-inside-pratt-s-new-film-video-department-building-by-wasa-studio-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Get a peek inside Pratt's new Film/Video Department building by WASA/Studio A</a></li><li><a title="Major NY architecture firm, Swanke Hayden Connell, files for bankruptcy" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117961678/major-ny-architecture-firm-swanke-hayden-connell-files-for-bankruptcy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Major NY architecture firm, Swanke Hayden Connell, files for bankruptcy</a></li><li><a title="Architect firm eyes insolvency over unpaid Abu Dhabi bills" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/30798655/architect-firm-eyes-insolvency-over-unpaid-abu-dhabi-bills" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect firm eyes insolvency over unpaid Abu Dhabi bills</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/132974853/now-and-then-thom-mayne-and-eui-sung-yi-on-archinect-sessions-season-finale Now and Then: Thom Mayne and Eui-Sung Yi on Archinect Sessions' season finale Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-30T11:00:00-04:00 >2015-08-01T00:13:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4w/4wbznzdww83buhpc.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/117998/thom-mayne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thom Mayne</a> and <a href="http://www.thenowinstitute.org/?page_id=1672" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eui-Sung Yi</a> join us to discuss their recently published book,&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.thenowinstitute.org/?tag=haiti-now" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Haiti Now</a>&nbsp;&ndash; </em>a herculean resource on post-disaster urbanism in Haiti, published by their urban think tank, the <a href="http://www.thenowinstitute.org/?page_id=2700" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NOW Institute</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o3/o3wqdm4ip8uiacti.jpg"></p><p>The rest of this episode takes a look back at the first forty episodes of Archinect Sessions, as we wrap up season one. Each new episode has expanded, and sharpened, our idea of what the podcast can and should be. We've spoken with some pretty heavy hitters, including&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132512541/latent-complexity-denise-scott-brown-and-katherine-darnstadt-latent-design-on-archinect-sessions-39" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Denise Scott Brown</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125433970/clarity-and-contradiction-part-ii-of-our-conversation-with-kevin-roche-and-a-discussion-about-patrik-schumacher-s-latest-facebook-rant-on-archinect-sessions-25" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kevin Roche</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129273931/stargazing-with-patrik-schumacher-episode-33-of-archinect-sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123739063/starts-with-me-ends-with-us-a-conversation-with-tod-williams-and-billie-tsien-on-archinect-sessions-episode-22" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tod Williams and Billie Tsien</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119441449/session-14-his-bjark-is-bigger-than-his-bjite-a-chat-with-bjarke-ingels-at-the-opening-of-big-s-hot-to-cold-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127301057/problem-solving-with-thomas-heatherwick-on-archinect-sessions-29" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Heatherwick</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115666803/powers-of-10-with-christopher-hawthorne-architecture-critic-at-the-la-times-on-archinect-sessions-10" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christopher Hawthorne</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114499218/michael-rotondi-in-studio-for-episode-8-of-archinect-sessions-a-sense-of-place" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Rotondi</a>, as well as some up and comers, like <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121658316/archinect-sessions-episode-18-moonwalking-or-the-expected-virtue-of-social-architecture-with-andr-s-jaque-winner-of-moma-ps1-s-yap" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andr&eacute;s Jaque</a> (winner of MoMA's 2015 YAP), <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120599250/all-work-and-all-play-archinect-sessions-episode-16-with-jimenez-lai-and-robert-ivy-ceo-of-the-aia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jimenez Lai</a>,&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130415330/hot-work-in-the-summertime-from-helsinki-to-london-to-nyc-archinect-sessions-35" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicolas Moreau and Hiroko Kusunoki</a>&nbsp;(winners of the Guggenheim Helsinki competition).</p><p>It's been a blast, but moving forward, we want to tighten up, dig deeper and move the proverbial furniture around.&nbsp;We'll start up season two in the coming weeks, but while we're on hiatus...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133038345/2015-matsumoto-prize-honors-six-exemplary-modernist-houses 2015 Matsumoto Prize honors six exemplary modernist houses kimweiss 2015-07-29T19:29:00-04:00 >2015-07-30T08:52:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f0pgqnafunzstdij.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Non-profit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ncmodernist.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">North Carolina Modernist Houses</a>&nbsp;has&nbsp;announced the six winners &ndash; three Jury awards and three People&rsquo;s Choice awards &ndash; of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ncmodernist.org/prize2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 George Matsumoto Prize</a>&nbsp;for Modernist residential design. The winners were announced on July 16 during a special event at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mattmcconnell.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">McConnell Studios</a>&nbsp;in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina.</p><p>The Matsumoto Prize honors George Matsumoto, FAIA, a founding faculty member at the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/14351/north-carolina-state-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">North Carolina State University</a> School of Design (now College of Design), and well-known designer of exemplary mid-century Modernist houses in North Carolina. Matsumoto also served as Honorary Chair of the professional jury.&nbsp;Submissions to the annual competition must be houses in North Carolina, but designers may be based anywhere. A panel of distinguished architects including Jeanne Gang and Peter Gluck selected the Jury Award winners.&nbsp;</p><p>The 2015 Jury winners&nbsp;are:</p><p>&darr;&nbsp;First Prize&nbsp;($3000) &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://cubedesignresearch.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CUBE design + research</a>, Chapel Hill, for the Aiyyer Residence in Carrboro, NC.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ar/ar878zkbfqpdxbhs.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;Second Prize&nbsp;($2000) &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/61800613/tonic-design-tonic-construction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toni...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133044789/just-add-balconies-sydney-deliberates-future-of-brutalist-housing-landmark Just add balconies? Sydney deliberates future of brutalist housing landmark Justine Testado 2015-07-29T18:51:00-04:00 >2015-07-29T21:31:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/66/66jgnj56wkrnu8wm.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At what cost? The LAVA plan could be difficult to manage structurally, cost a significant amount of money and see Sirius occupants relocated anyway. But it could also be a more sustainable option than knocking down and rebuilding.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6o/6o5lhzvmnvggp7l7.jpg"><br><em>SIRIUS in 2014.</em></p><p>Alas, the curse of the "brutalist eyesore" continues with the <a href="http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/insidethecollection/2013/05/sirius-on-the-rocks/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">historic SIRIUS apartment building</a> in Sydney, designed by architect Tao (Theodore) Gofers in 1978-79. Adding a third option to the demolish-preserve debate that typically ensues, local architecture firm <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/52226868/lava-laboratory-for-visionary-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LAVA</a> proposed the addition of "clip-on" curved balconies as an amenity upgrade that the firm says would spruce up the building's appearance while also preserve the original structure.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a title="Art college professor suggests makeover for brutalist Boston City Hall" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132873614/art-college-professor-suggests-makeover-for-brutalist-boston-city-hall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art college professor suggests makeover for brutalist Boston City Hall</a></p><p><a title="Paul Rudolph's Government Center won't be saved, despite preservationist pleas" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130791045/paul-rudolph-s-government-center-won-t-be-saved-despite-preservationist-pleas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Rudolph's Government Center won't be saved, despite preservationist pleas</a></p><p><a title="Now sitting empty, brutalist Berkeley Art Museum building faces unclear future" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121446283/now-sitting-empty-brutalist-berkeley-art-museum-building-faces-unclear-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Now sitting empty, brutalist Berkeley Art Museum building faces unclear future</a></p><p><a title="Brutalism's Bullies" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101803501/brutalism-s-bullies" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brutalism's Bullies</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133039152/bacteria-laden-concrete-helps-cracks-fix-themselves Bacteria-laden concrete helps cracks fix themselves Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-29T17:06:00-04:00 >2015-07-30T08:37:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a5/a54666e9eba1ff46231eb4086ec008a8.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Inspired by the human body, Jonkers, who works at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, created self-healing concrete. He embeds the concrete with capsules of limestone-producing bacteria, either Bacillus pseudofirmus&nbsp;or&nbsp;Sporosarcina pasteurii, along with calcium lactate. When the concrete cracks, air and moisture trigger the bacteria to begin munching on the calcium lactate. They convert the calcium lactate to calcite, an ingredient in limestone, thus sealing off the cracks.&nbsp;</p></em><br /><br /><p>More concrete news:</p><ul><li><a title='Celebrating concrete architecture in a mini "block party"' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131897122/celebrating-concrete-architecture-in-a-mini-block-party" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Celebrating concrete architecture in a mini "block party"</a></li><li><a title='Getty awards over $1.75 million to fix crappy concrete in "Important Modern Buildings"' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130331695/getty-awards-over-1-75-million-to-fix-crappy-concrete-in-important-modern-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Getty awards over $1.75 million to fix crappy concrete in "Important Modern Buildings"</a></li><li><a title="Ten Top Images on Archinect's &quot;Concrete&quot; Pinterest Board" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129890744/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-concrete-pinterest-board" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Concrete" Pinterest Board</a></li><li><a title="Could this revolutionary new material replace concrete?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125359981/could-this-revolutionary-new-material-replace-concrete" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Could this revolutionary new material replace concrete?</a></li><li><a title="China used more cement in 3 years than the U.S. did in the entire 20th century" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123814572/china-used-more-cement-in-3-years-than-the-u-s-did-in-the-entire-20th-century" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">China used more cement in 3 years than the U.S. did in the entire 20th century</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/133038341/gentrification-through-a-cinematic-lens Gentrification through a cinematic lens Julia Ingalls 2015-07-29T16:54:00-04:00 >2015-07-29T16:54:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k4/k4p249gz17bmrk4n.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Real Estate Fiction, a two-part short film series that compiles clips from movies that deal with issues of gentrification and land-grabbing, isn't the magnum opus of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/78446579/the-science-fiction-of-never-built-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles Plays Itself</a>, but it's infused with the same analysis-as-entertainment spirit. Part one of the 20-minute short features clips from <em>Batteries Not Included, Boyz'n'The Hood, Do The Right Thing, Le mani sulla citta</em>, and numerous other films from around the world, interspersed with brief critical dialogue at the beginning of each chapter heading.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vt/vtecehnclvrcrm9k.jpg"></p><p>Divided by chapters with titles including "Conspiracy Over the Urban Scene," the film artfully investigates the tensions between city dwellers and the pressures of (usually greedy) developers and speculators. It's entertaining primarily because it explores realities that so often make for exceptionally dry academic reading. The&nbsp;concise&nbsp;commentary touches on the complexities of urban development, speculation, and repurposing without offering the depth and nuance of a ful...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133030282/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-80 Archinect's Employer of the Day - Weekly Round-Up #80 Justine Testado 2015-07-29T15:07:00-04:00 >2015-07-29T15:07:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lr/lr6k3v4vyrsza4k4.jpg" width="514" height="424" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Heads up to all you job seekers and active employers. Here's our weekly batch of employers for Archinect's <em>Employer of the Day</em>. If you've been following the daily feature on Archinect's <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>, <em>Employer of the Day</em> is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work.</p><p>In case you missed them, check out the latest <em>EOTD</em> features:</p><p>1.&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/wxystudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WXY Architecture + Urban Design</a></strong> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153384635292247.1073743182.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/132651496/marketing-specialist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marketing Specialist</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sp/sp9x6maeal1up2il.jpg"></p><p>2. <a href="http://archinect.com/simonhamui" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Simon Hamui</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153388997387247.1073743184.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/132401497/senior-furniture-and-interior-designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Senior Furniture and Interior Designer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bg/bg6dwg7w0ashxxwl.jpg"></p><p>3.&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/schlaich.bergermann.partner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">schlaich bergermann und partner</a></strong> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153378155527247.1073743180.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/schlaich.bergermann.partner/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5k/5kr02rh1yyvr4yky.jpg"></p><p>4.&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/na-da" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nada</a></strong> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect/photos/a.208542262246.172486.159112812246/10153387088442247/?type=1&amp;theater" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/na-da/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v5/v54jfgh7hbark2y8.jpg"></p><p>5. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/132111507/san-francisco-museum-of-modern-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>SFMOMA</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect/posts/10153376117347247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/132111508/curatorial-assistant-architecture-and-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Curatorial Assistant, Architecture and Design</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s6/s67f9qckiemldup2.jpg"></p><p>Keep track of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/369546/employer-of-the-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Employer of the Day</em></a> by liking Archinect's <a href="http://facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook page</a> or follow the new <em>Employer of the Day</em> <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/employer-of-the-day/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest board</a>.</p><p>Need job-hunting or hiring tips? Check out Archinect's ongoing <em><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/596985/employ-ed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EMPLOY(ED)</a></em> series.</p> http://archinect.com/firms/project/4128366/polyhue/133032698 Polyhue by PROJECTiONE MrKylePerry 2015-07-29T14:50:00-04:00 >2015-08-03T10:40:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ym/ymyynfiee9jxx1ie.jpg" width="514" height="282" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Polyhue was commissioned by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.luckett-farley.com/" target="_blank">Luckett &amp; Farley</a>, an architecture firm in Louisville, KY, to replace a traditional cloud suspended ceiling with something much more dynamic and fully custom system. The communal space it encloses is mainly used for client meetings and collaborative discussions.</p><p>Polyhue takes cues from a typical drop ceiling, while replacing all standardization with fully custom elements. The form was driven by pre-existing HVAC, plumbing, and structural systems in the space. The undulations in the surface maximize vertical height as they conform to the existing building. All of the functions of a ceiling cloud are integrated including lighting, speaker systems, fire suppression, and a projector. The triangular tessellation allows for the compound surface and are sized to permit access through the framework. Each unique panel is removable, similar to drop ceiling tiles.</p><p>The pyramidal shapes are made from a combination of walnut veneered mdf and six different hues of blue fel...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/132988542/top-5-architecture-job-interview-questions Top 5 Architecture Job Interview Questions Brandon Hubbard 2015-07-29T14:29:00-04:00 >2015-07-30T17:25:31-04:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3y/3yger7olzlaugos9.jpg"></p><p>The architecture profession has been steadily recovering since the downturn of 2009. The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards&nbsp;has released&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.thearchitectsguide.com/blog/2015/7/15/top-5-architecture-job-interview-questions#" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;</a><a href="http://www.ncarb.org/About-NCARB/NCARB-by-the-Numbers.aspx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NCARB by the Numbers</a><a href="http://www.thearchitectsguide.com/blog/2015/7/15/top-5-architecture-job-interview-questions#" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">,&rdquo;</a></strong>&nbsp;their annual report featuring a positive trend&nbsp;for the architecture profession. This means more jobs for architects, assuming you can get through the interview of course...</p><p>So you have made it through initial job screening to make it to this point. Congratulations! The interview questions I discuss below come up in almost every profession. However, as an architect I am primarily focused on how to best respond to these common questions in the context of an architecture interview. As you go through each of the questions below, think about your response. WHY is the interviewer&nbsp;asking this question? Put yourself in his or her shoes. This will help you to understand that they are not trying to stump you but rather get an idea if you will be a good fit within the firm. If they do throw you a curve ball with a que...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132974855/mile-high-club-zaha-hadid-s-messner-mountain-museum-opens-in-corones-italy Mile high club: Zaha Hadid's Messner Mountain Museum opens in Corones, Italy Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-29T14:10:00-04:00 >2015-07-31T08:20:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3f/3fcdr7kde97jgl9m.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dedicated to traditional climbing, the museum is first of all an extraordinary overlook: the volumes that protrude from the ground, like four large eyes wide open on a majestic landscape, seem to emerge from the earth&rsquo;s bowels to invite us to admire the Alpine chains around, from the Zillertal to the Ortles to the Dolomites.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A tip of the hat to&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/riccarbi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Riccardo Bianchini</a>, who&nbsp;posted in the <a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/132631359/mmm-corones-museum-by-zaha-hadid-opens-today" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">forums</a> earlier this week some photos from the press opening of Zaha Hadid's&nbsp;Messner Mountain Museum in Plan de Corones, Italy. Named after the famous mountaineer, Reinhold Messner, the museum is the final of six museums planned by Messner in gut-wrenchingly altitude-advantaged locations throughout South Tyrol and Belluno in Italy. As described by <a href="http://www.messner-mountain-museum.it/en/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MMM</a>, the museums are designed for visitors to have an "encounter with the mountains, with mountain people and ultimately with ourselves." ZHA's museum, stuck straight through a mountain peak to poke out at multiple angles, certainly qualifies. Specifically, the museum is located on the&nbsp;Kronplatz plateau, at an altitude of 2275m (approximately 1.4 miles).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hd/hdxczukqepdf0akw.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ji/jiyjp1hjj94twg3b.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kv/kvb70u6vp3pwor3f.jpg"></p><p>On the cusp of last year's winter, construction on the museum had to pause because conditions simply became too difficult. Here are some construction photos at that phase, also courtesy of <a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/111536529/who-dares-visiting-most-impressive-zaha-hadid-s-museum-in-its-cradle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bianchini's forum posting</a>:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p2/p22plfvs9o6307xx.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hf/hfzr84a8x71umdrx.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f3/f36zw68a12i8v656.jpg"></p>