Archinect 2015-06-30T06:10:15-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/130739661/immerse-yourself-in-100-design-s-design-in-colour-in-london-this-september-register-now Immerse yourself in 100%DESIGN's "Design in Colour" in London this September. Register now! Justine Testado 2015-06-30T05:25:00-04:00 >2015-06-29T21:03:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5w/5wlw9f1hqqk6xxq3.jpg" width="514" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>100%DESIGN is packing an extra punch of color this time around. Since its humble beginnings in a tent along London's King's Road back in 1995, 100%DESIGN has grown year after year into the UK's largest trade show that promotes global top-notch design and creativity. Over 20,000 attendees in the architecture and design community will gather at the show's new location, Olympia London, on September 23-26, 2015.</p><p>Centrally themed "Design in Colour", the three-day event will span across two levels and be divided into five sections: Interiors, Design &amp; Build, Kitchens &amp; Bathrooms, Workplace, and Emerging Brand. The popular "Talks with 100%Design" program will also take place once again, featuring headlining speakers like British designer Ilse Crawford.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6g/6g4tts3ie1uezvdl.jpg"><br><em>From L to R: North Limited, Designheure, and Antonio Lupi.</em> <em>Photos courtesy 100%DESIGN.</em></p><p>100%DESIGN worked closely with several collaborators such as trend forecasters WGSN to bring to life the sensory experience of the use of color in interior d...</p> http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/late_modern_post_modern_architecture_the_new_frontier/ Late Modern/Post Modern Architecture: The New Frontier 2015-06-29T22:30:00-04:00 >2015-06-29T19:09:46-04:00 <!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/forum/thread/130742077/new-overtime-rules-coming-soon New Overtime Rules Coming Soon David Cole 2015-06-29T21:35:00-04:00 >2015-06-30T03:42:16-04:00 <p>This might be of interest to the peanut gallery:</p><p><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/29/obama-overtime_n_7536928.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Obama To Unveil Plan To Bring Overtime Pay To 5 Million More Workers</a></p><p><em>President Barack Obama this week will propose a plan to extend overtime pay to 5 million American workers who are currently excluded under federal law, according to sources.</em></p><p><em>The president will recommend updating overtime rules so that salaried workers who earn less than roughly $50,400 per year would be guaranteed time-and-a-half pay when they work more than 40 hours in a week.</em></p><p>If this goes through, it will be a big deal to entry-level architects who typically make far less than $50,400 per year but who are nonetheless considered "managerial" and thus expected to work long hours of unpaid overtime.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130736452/new-york-s-poor-doors-are-no-more New York's "poor doors" are no more Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-29T20:01:00-04:00 >2015-06-29T20:02:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fq/fq1rtbvmjuatx8c5.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The separate entrances for the rich and poor came about due to a loophole in the Inclusionary Housing program enacted in 2009 that allowed developers to get subsidies if they provided affordable housing either on or off-site.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Last year, a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104733850/tale-of-two-cities-nyc-approves-poor-door-for-luxury-high-rise" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">luxury NYC high-rise</a> had its request for separate entrances &ndash; one for its affordable housing-unit tenants, another for its market-rate tenants &ndash; approved, fanning the fires of discriminatory design debates <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104733850/tale-of-two-cities-nyc-approves-poor-door-for-luxury-high-rise" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here on Archinect</a>. Now, the loophole in a NY-rent stabilization law that made such <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/482412/poor-doors" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"poor doors"</a> possible has been closed, thanks to a new provision from NYC mayor Bill de Blasio.</p><p>Another instance of "poor door" discriminatory housing in Canada:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126953722/another-case-of-poor-door-for-proposed-vancouver-high-rise#CommentsAnchor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Another case of "poor door" for proposed Vancouver high-rise</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130731624/moreau-kusunoki-architectes-human-organs-on-chips-and-one-world-trade-center-are-among-this-week-s-winners Moreau Kusunoki Architectes, "Human Organs-on-Chips", and One World Trade Center are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-06-29T19:15:00-04:00 >2015-06-29T19:27:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fu/fujviejmpe51cxe8.jpg" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on <a href="http://www.bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>The week of June 22-26, 2015 was jam-packed with big news. Check out Bustler recap #66 for below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/ctbuh_announces_2015_best_tall_buildings_regional_winners/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>CTBUH announces 2015 Best Tall Buildings regional winners</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3v/3vb0lojey7d4hobh.jpg"></p><p>CTBUH revealed the four regional winners in the 2015 Best Tall Buildings awards. An overall "Best Tall Building Worldwide" winner will be chosen out of the four structures, but that won't be announced until this fall. (<em>Pictured: Americas regional winner: One World Trade Center</em>)</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/selgascanos_2015_serpentine_pavilion_now_open_to_the_public/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>SelgasCano&rsquo;s 2015 Serpentine Pavilion now open to the public</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b1/b1gw94ebivu9hmvo.jpg"></p><p>SelgasCano's 2015 Serpentine Pavilion finally opened to the public last Tuesday in London's Serpentine Galleries. The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130175687/selgascano-s-psychedelic-chrysalis-serpentine-pavilion-is-now-open" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"psychedelic chrysalis" structure</a> features pastel stained glass-like tunnels, a cafe, and a lounging area that altogether create an enticing environment for visitors of all age...</p> http://www.bustler.net/index.php/description/reshape_15/ RESHAPE 15 2015-06-29T19:15:00-04:00 >2015-06-29T19:15:23-04:00 <!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://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/embedded_intelligence_aa_visiting_school_new_york1/ Embedded Intelligence, AA Visiting School New York 2015-06-29T19:08:00-04:00 >2015-06-29T19:08:59-04:00 <!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://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/urban_protocols_iaac_global_summer_school/ URBAN PROTOCOLS IaaC_ GLOBAL SUMMER SCHOOL 2015-06-29T19:03:00-04:00 >2015-06-29T19:03:30-04:00 <!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/130732430/ds-r-s-new-berkeley-art-museum-gets-opening-date DS+R's new Berkeley Art Museum gets opening date Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-29T18:44:00-04:00 >2015-06-29T19:16:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3v/3vq049kxufpusflc.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After having to relocate its facilities due to seismic issues, the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/563055/berkeley-art-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archives</a>, collectively known as BAM/PFA, will open <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123898150/ds-r-s-berkeley-art-museum-pacific-film-archive-announces-first-exhibit-preps-for-2016-opening" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">its new home</a> on January 31, 2016 in Downtown Berkeley. Designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106441/diller-scofidio-renfro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diller Scofidio + Renfro</a>, the $112M project integrates a preexisting art deco building, the former printing plant of neighboring UC Berkeley, into a 35K sq ft new structure. All in all, the new BAM/PFA will include two theaters, a performance space, cafe, four study spaces (the museum has a strong connection with UC Berkeley's film and art departments), an "art-making lab", and a reading room.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n1/n1elva69eri0jcmo.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ia/ia5u5k8xlsv9rm1l.jpg"></p><p>Given its hybrid exhibition/screening requirements, BAM/PFA's total gallery space is relatively small at 25k square feet &ndash; compared to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/11088/sfmoma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta's SFMOMA</a> across the bay at <a href="http://www.sfmoma.org/about/press/press_expansion/releases/992" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">130K</a>, or <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/586961/whitney-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renzo Piano's new Whitney</a> at <a href="http://www.nycedc.com/project/new-whitney-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">50K</a>. The museum's inaugural exhibition, <a href="http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/press/schedule" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Architecture of Life"</a>, will "explore the ways that architecture&mdash;as concept, metaphor, and practice&mdash;illuminates aspects of life ex...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130731623/boston-architectural-college-announces-glen-s-leroy-as-new-president Boston Architectural College announces Glen S. LeRoy as new president Alexander Walter 2015-06-29T18:19:00-04:00 >2015-06-29T18:23:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wv/wvjwrmcqnxwuphdq.jpg" width="360" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The dean of a Michigan architectural school has been tapped to head the financially struggling Boston Architectural College, after a year-long search that started with the dismissal of longtime BAC president Theodore Landsmark. Glen S. LeRoy, 64, who oversees Lawrence Technological University&rsquo;s College of Architecture and Design in Southfield, Mich., will become president of Boston Architectural College Sept. 1.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Marc Pelletier, <a href="http://archinect.com/BostonArchitecturalCollege" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boston Architectural College</a> board of trustees president, published this written statement on the <a href="http://www.the-bac.edu/experience-the-bac/news-and-events/news/presidential-announcement-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">school's website</a> today:</p><p><em>Dear BAC Community,</em></p><p><em>We are tremendously pleased to share with you the news that after a national search, Glen S. LeRoy, FAIA, FAICP, has been selected to lead the Boston Architectural College as our next president. Mr. LeRoy currently serves as the dean and a professor at the College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University in Detroit. Mr. LeRoy stood out from a field of talented individuals for his commitment to practice-based learning, his great success at leading an urban design college during challenging times, and his creativity and ability to attract investment. He is also a well-known architect who has practical knowledge about the profession and the market our students will enter.</em></p><p><em>We have the utmost confidence that he is the right person to lead the BAC and to build on the solid foundation that exists while preserving o...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130723572/katy-perry-rebellious-nuns-and-that-la-convent Katy Perry, rebellious nuns, and that LA convent Alexander Walter 2015-06-29T16:34:00-04:00 >2015-06-29T16:01:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yd/yd72fdu1u0u2xood.jpg" width="514" height="389" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Here's a line I never thought I'd have the pleasure of writing: Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez is sparring with elderly Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary over the pending sale of the nuns' former convent in Los Feliz to international superstar singer Katy Perry.</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/130721146/man-of-steel-donald-wexler-desert-modern-icon-dies-at-89 "Man of Steel" Donald Wexler, desert modern icon, dies at 89 Justine Testado 2015-06-29T15:31:00-04:00 >2015-06-29T16:07:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/01/01goq6p0yxljvgrp.jpg" width="514" height="653" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>'His signature style helped bring Palm Springs to the international stage and his body of work is still as fresh today as when first created...'</p></em><br /><br /><p>Aptly nicknamed a "man of steel", <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121599690/baby-boomers-pass-the-mid-century-baton-in-palm-springs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Desert Modern</a>-style architect Donald Wexler was known for his affordable sleek steel homes and was one of the principal figures who influenced Palm Springs' iconic modernist aesthetic that has increased in popularity in the last 15 years or so, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121118801/archinect-sessions-episode-17-from-the-101-to-the-60-to-the-10-to-the-111" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">attracting thousands of visitors</a> from around the world. Described by close colleagues as a modest and insightful man, Wexler passed away at the age of 89 this past Friday, June 26 in his Palm Desert home. <em>The Desert Sun</em> reports that he died after dealing with an undisclosed brief illness.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/pv/pv0e09ijbu2ajdhf.jpg"></p><p>Born on Jan. 23, 1926 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Wexler made his way to Southern California after graduating from the University of Minnesota. In California, Wexler worked as an apprentice for Richard Neutra for nine months before moving to Palm Springs when he landed a job in William Francis Cody's firm. In 1952, Wexler established Wexler &amp; Harrison with Richard Harrison, a colleague he met at Cody's firm, but the two wen...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130720340/artist-stephen-talasnik-considers-the-legacy-of-mid-century-design-russel-wright Artist Stephen Talasnik considers the legacy of mid-century design Russel Wright Nicholas Korody 2015-06-29T15:17:00-04:00 >2015-06-29T15:23:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lo/lonznye0pvx0z0g7.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It was the slow retraction of glaciers over centuries that shaped the Hudson Highlands into their gentle, undulating forms, later represented in soft grays and blues by the painters of the Hudson Valley School. By the 19th century, humans had started to hollow them out from below. The hills were extensively quarried, their stone pulverized and turned into asphalt or brought down by train to New York City to be recast as architecture.</p><p>In 1942, the noted industrial designer Russel Wright and his wife purchased 75 acres of devastated property and shifted directions, beginning a slow process of collaboration with the land. Wright redirected streams to cascade into the gaping pit of the quarry and built a home intended to seamlessly fit into the landscape. Today,&nbsp;<a href="http://visitmanitoga.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Manitoga estate</a>&rsquo;s current artist-in-residence&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stephentalasnik.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stephen Talasnik</a>&nbsp;continues Wright&rsquo;s legacy with&nbsp;<em>Sanctuary,&nbsp;</em>a large-scale installation of aquatic architecture floating in the Quarry Pool.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c2/c208u4tmhm6ufrfx.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fy/fyoq0q5j1ww4vm60.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;The responsibility of the artist is to t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130715505/north-korean-architect-of-new-pyongyang-airport-reportedly-executed-by-kim-jong-un North Korean architect of new Pyongyang airport reportedly executed by Kim Jong Un Alexander Walter 2015-06-29T13:31:00-04:00 >2015-06-29T17:34:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gi/gijnxxr7k0jnddis.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>North Korea's propaganda machine has spent days promoting a new airport in Pyongyang, showcasing the building's sleek glass walls and espresso stations. But the images, which feature Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, fail to mention that the building's principal designer was likely executed last year because Kim was unhappy with the design.</p></em><br /><br /><p>While the starving population of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/77319/north-korea" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">North Korea</a> will likely never going to enjoy the airport's amenities (under the current circumstances), it has shown more direct feedback to other key-interest projects of the supreme despot, like the&nbsp;46-story&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128713347/north-koreans-hesitate-to-move-into-kim-jong-un-s-shiny-new-apartment-towers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taedong River Apartment Towers</a> which remain unoccupied from floors 20 and up due to frequent power shortages and unreliable elevators.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130714691/london-is-eating-itself London is eating itself Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-29T13:10:00-04:00 >2015-06-29T13:10:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/me/meyjlu0oai5ehkif.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Although the cranes swing, much of the new living zones now being created range from the ho-hum to the outright catastrophic. The skyline is being plundered for profit, but without creating towers to be proud of or making new neighbourhoods with any positive qualities whatsoever. If London is an enormous party, millions of people are on the wrong side of its velvet rope.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Rowan Smith sets a signpost in London's rampant development, checking in on the industries and businesses struggling in the midst of city-wide growth. Smith points out that while things like a bevy of cranes and a thriving multicultural food scene may look like more feathers in London's urban hat, these developments are precipitating big losses for other industries, and if unchecked, would quash the city's personality entirely.&nbsp;</p><p>More on London's recent developmental issues:</p><ul><li><a title="The Guardian reveals how developers play the planning system to get around affordable housing" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130502087/the-guardian-reveals-how-developers-play-the-planning-system-to-get-around-affordable-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Guardian reveals how developers play the planning system to get around affordable housing</a></li><li><a title="Robin Hood Gardens residents dare Lord Rogers to spend a night in the blighted estate" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130268199/robin-hood-gardens-residents-dare-lord-rogers-to-spend-a-night-in-the-blighted-estate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robin Hood Gardens residents dare Lord Rogers to spend a night in the blighted estate</a></li><li><a title="Considering the future of work at the 2015 London Festival of Architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130196665/considering-the-future-of-work-at-the-2015-london-festival-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Considering the future of work at the 2015 London Festival of Architecture</a></li><li><p><a title="Airbnb celebrates London's Deregulation Act with floating house on River Thames" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127540172/airbnb-celebrates-london-s-deregulation-act-with-floating-house-on-river-thames" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airbnb celebrates London's Deregulation Act with floating house on River Thames</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/130714690/two-uber-executives-detained-in-france Two Uber executives detained in France Nicholas Korody 2015-06-29T13:06:00-04:00 >2015-06-29T13:06:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a7/a7yrtfe6hyjo8vht.jpg" width="514" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Uber France CEO Thibaud Simphal and Uber Europe GM Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty were both taken into custody today in Paris [...] The two executives were charged with two different allegations. First, according to them, Uber is running illegal taxi operations. Uber has been struggling with this charge in many countries, starting with the U.S. Second, the police said that Uber France is concealing digital documents...</p></em><br /><br /><p>After <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130426595/paris-erupts-in-riot-as-taxi-drivers-protest-uber" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">protests last week</a> turned violent, French authorities have detained two executives of the ride-sharing company Uber, although officials stated that they were brought into custody on charges unrelated to the protests. Uber is facing ferocious criticism in France, with taxi-drivers complaining that drivers for UberPOP don't have professional licenses and don't pay the same taxes as traditional car services. The conflict highlights tensions in France, a country with a long tradition of hard-fought labor rights, as it grapples with new technologies and economic models.&nbsp;</p><p>Last week's rioting, which resulted in 70 damaged cars, gained international attention in part due to tweets from Courtney Love, who found herself at the center of the mel&eacute;e, and sparked a lively <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130426595/paris-erupts-in-riot-as-taxi-drivers-protest-uber" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">discussion</a> on Archinect.</p><p>The conversation oriented around issues of technological disruption, bureaucratic regulation and workers' rights, with some, like <strong>jla-x,</strong>&nbsp;drawing comparisons to architecture.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Donna Sink</strong>&nbsp;asked: "the co...</p> http://archinect.com/firms/project/12155925/hai-d3-dubai-uae-designing-an-outdoor-lighting-solution-for-a-unique-creative-habitat/130699388 Hai d3 - Dubai, UAE | Designing an outdoor lighting solution for a unique creative habitat by .PSLAB .PSLAB 2015-06-29T08:30:00-04:00 >2015-06-29T12:51:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hl/hlis5ao2eqosa0cy.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Dubai Design District, d3, was developed to provide a creative ecosystem that surpasses the expectations of a typical&nbsp;creative neighborhood. It has its own beating heart; its own spirit and its own personal style. This is a place where&nbsp;bohemians can live, work and play. Where aspiring designers can cut their teeth and learn their trade; where local talent can<br>work alongside international design, art and fashion houses. It is, at its heart, a place where creative minds can come&nbsp;together to realize their dreams.</p><p>The Arabic word for &lsquo;neighborhood&rsquo;, Hai reflects the importance of community spirit in the Dubai Design District. Hosted in&nbsp;a total of 68 white recycled containers, Hai d3 aims to contribute to the creative and cultural development of Dubai by&nbsp;presenting and hosting a program of events and participatory activities for Dubai&rsquo;s varied creative communities.</p><p>.PSLAB collaborated with IBDA and d3 on the design and build of the lighting of this urban, relaxed environment. In an effort&nbsp;t...</p> http://archinect.com/firms/project/851/performers-house-high-school/130699386 Performers House High School by schmidt hammer lassen architects press@shl.dk 2015-06-29T08:17:00-04:00 >2015-06-29T12:51:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1j/1jfop4gp9hezuwi3.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Performers House which was completed in 2007 is an international dance, music and theatre folk high school located in Silkeborg on the banks of the Gudenaa River. The building was designed to connect the school to the town by offering a vibrant environment for the local community, including caf&eacute;s, a music theatre, cinemas and a media centre.</strong></p><p>Performers House is located in the heart of the paper factory&rsquo;s old and reborn industrial area. The original boiler house has been modernised and now accommodates a winter garden, teaching rooms and rehearsal rooms while the adjacent open plaza connect the historic building with its modern counterpart. The open plaza can be divided into intimate public spaces where the interplay between the school and its urban surroundings can unfold. A new building has been constructed to house the main entrance, a dance stage, offices, a canteen, a student caf&eacute;, a kitchen and student accommodation; the new squares on each side of the new building reinforce con...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130672103/fifty-shades-of-green-bruno-latour-on-the-ecomodernist-manifesto “Fifty shades of green”: Bruno Latour on the ecomodernist manifesto Orhan Ayyüce 2015-06-29T01:38:00-04:00 >2015-06-29T11:00:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ld/ld0o66hcx4zzm46j.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This is where we encounter this strange animal, this monster, &ldquo;ecomodernism&rdquo;, that I am not sure we should learn to love, and that triggers in me, I have to confess, a deep antipathy. It sounds much like the news that an electronic cigarette is going to save a chain smoker from addiction.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Ecomodernism? Sounds good but majorly flawed according to Bruno Latour, who takes on its modernity, PR and philosophical tardiness.</p><p>"Wake up you ecomoderns, we are in the Anthropocene,&nbsp;not in the Holocene, nor are we to ever reside in the enchanted dream of&nbsp;futurism. Down to earth is the message I hear, but unfortunately not in the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ecomodernism.org/manifesto/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ecomodernist</a> manifesto."</p><p>Anything from electronic cigarettes <em>"to the dreams of Californian cornucopias,"</em>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;"to shake the Americans out of their complacent behaviour &ndash; &rdquo;the American way of life is not negotiable&rdquo;- into a form of possibilism: &rdquo;yes after all, our way of life is negotiable"..."Well, it is negotiable,&nbsp;up to a limit."</p><p><a href="http://entitleblog.org/2015/06/27/fifty-shades-of-green-bruno-latour-on-the-ecomodernist-manifesto/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More in;&nbsp;<em>Presentation to the panel on modernism at the Breakthrough Dialogue,&nbsp;Sausalito, June 2015,&nbsp;</em><strong>by Bruno Latour</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130663278/a-rock-legend-of-organic-modern A "Rock Legend" of organic modern Nam Henderson 2015-06-28T21:09:00-04:00 >2015-06-29T17:26:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7i/7ipv9swuo60yhcla.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The house Kellogg built for the Doolittles on the edge of Joshua Tree National Park, an hour from Palm Springs, is arguably his apotheosis: a nearly 5,000-square-foot marvel of engineering in which every inch, inside and out, including the furnishings, is hand-hewn from natural materials using soaring, twisting, curvilinear forms that are at once trippy and ambitious and &mdash; perhaps surprisingly &mdash; serene.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Nancy Hass profiles the work of American architect <a href="http://www.kendrickbangskellogg.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kendrick Bangs Kellogg</a>.</p> http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/edge_criticism_the_impact_of_criticism_on_practice/ Edge Criticism: The Impact of Criticism on Practice 2015-06-28T12:56:00-04:00 >2015-06-26T17:56:48-04:00 <!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/forum/thread/130516532/the-worst-building-in-the-world-awards 'The worst building in the world awards' EKE 2015-06-26T23:24:00-04:00 >2015-06-29T21:06:15-04:00 <p>From the Architects Journal (UK):</p><p><a href="http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/culture/the-worst-building-in-the-world-awards/8684797.article" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/culture/the-worst-building-in-the-world-awards/8684797.article</a></p><p><em>"In 1987 a young psychologist conducted an experiment into how repeated exposure to an image changed perceptions of it. A group of volunteer students were shown photographs of unfamiliar people and buildings and asked to rate them in terms of attractiveness. Some of the volunteers were architects; some were not. As the experiment progressed, a fascinating finding became clear: while everyone had similar views on which people were attractive, the architecture and non-architecture students had diametrically opposed views on what was or was not an attractive building. The architecture students&rsquo; favourite building was everyone else&rsquo;s least favourite and vice versa. The disconnect also got worse with experience. The longer architecture students had been studying, the more they disagreed with the general public over what was an attractive&nbsp;building."</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Discuss.</p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/130505301/u-s-lgbtq-preservation-group-pushes-to-preserve-more-heritage-sites-at-the-national-level U.S. LGBTQ preservation group pushes to preserve more heritage sites at the national level Justine Testado 2015-06-26T20:14:00-04:00 >2015-06-26T20:14:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lr/lr9vix9u2w995r3n.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>'Recently, people were more worried about preserving their jobs, not preserving their history...Now a new generation is aware there was a history that came before them...Not a lot of our history has been preserved. People without a history can be erased.' &mdash; Mark Meinke, co-founder of the Rainbow Heritage Network</p></em><br /><br /><p>History was made today in American civil rights with the <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/26/us-usa-court-gaymarriage-idUSKBN0P61SW20150626" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Supreme Court ruling</a> that legalizes same-sex marriage across all 50 states. The ruling is a major push toward marriage equality in the U.S., but like several historically marginalized communities, one giant obstacle that the LGBTQ community continues to face is cultural preservation and protection, in addition to spreading the awareness of that historical legacy both externally and internally.</p><p>You win some and unfortunately lose some in the unpredictable nature of preserving heritage sites, but proactivity is key. One such group is the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/439557382858786/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rainbow Heritage Network</a>, a developing coalition of over 400 preservationists and gay rights activists who advocate for the protection of LGBTQ heritage sites in the U.S. as one of their primary missions. Reportedly established only this past January, the group is working to gain more traction in their long-term efforts to protect LGBTQ sites on a local, state and federal level.</p><p>For starters, Rain...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130502087/the-guardian-reveals-how-developers-play-the-planning-system-to-get-around-affordable-housing The Guardian reveals how developers play the planning system to get around affordable housing Alexander Walter 2015-06-26T18:49:00-04:00 >2015-06-28T10:09:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/24/24qnmyo04ppr5ay5.jpg" width="514" height="349" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Seen exclusively by the Guardian, the document sheds new light on why so little affordable housing is being built across England; why planning policy consistently fails to be enforced; and why property developers are now enjoying profits that exceed even those of the pre-crash housing bubble.</p></em><br /><br /><p>And the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/110562/affordable-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">affordable housing</a> crisis is certainly not restricted to the greater London area as many recent headlines on Archinect show:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124122059/no-room-for-affordable-housing-in-sf-build-it-in-oakland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">No room for affordable housing in SF? Build it in Oakland</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125745572/we-ve-got-enough-millionaires-george-lucas-wants-to-build-affordable-housing-on-his-own-land" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"We've got enough millionaires": George Lucas wants to build affordable housing on his own land</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129656013/developers-in-california-can-be-required-to-include-low-income-housing-courts-declare" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Developers in California can be required to include low-income housing, courts declare</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129874643/kevin-daly-s-backyard-bi-h-ome-provides-affordable-housing-for-humans-and-wildlife" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kevin Daly's Backyard BI(h)OME provides affordable housing for humans and wildlife</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115812933/chicago-rethinks-rules-for-developers-to-increase-affordable-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Rethinks Rules for Developers to Increase Affordable Housing</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105477200/poor-doors-not-the-worst-thing-about-social-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'Poor doors': not the worst thing about social housing</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/130500481/utrecht-to-experiment-with-universal-unconditional-basic-income Utrecht to experiment with universal, unconditional "basic income" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-26T18:22:00-04:00 >2015-06-27T01:16:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/08/0875c4b5c76fd5bb44bca45fdd5dfa5a.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"What happens if someone gets a monthly amount without rules and controls?</p></em><br /><br /><p>Imagine if everyone was given a living wage, without any regulatory or qualifying hoops to jump through? The Dutch city of Utrecht, in a partnership with University College Utrecht, is running such a dramatic social experiment, starting at the end of the summer, offering an "unconditional form of payment to individuals, which covers their living costs". To start, the experiment will only provide the so-called "basic income" to those already receiving welfare, using a group of citizens receiving the normal welfare benefits as the control group.</p><p>Other news from The Netherlands:</p><p><a title="Dutch court mandates reduction of greenhouse gas emissions" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130329271/dutch-court-mandates-reduction-of-greenhouse-gas-emissions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dutch court mandates reduction of greenhouse gas emissions</a></p><p><a title="How to Think Like the Dutch in a Post-Sandy World" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97821088/how-to-think-like-the-dutch-in-a-post-sandy-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How to Think Like the Dutch in a Post-Sandy World</a></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/130498878/ncarb-punted-the-intern-title-debate NCARB Punted the Intern Title Debate Everyday Intern 2015-06-26T17:58:00-04:00 >2015-06-30T00:17:38-04:00 <p><em>Preface: The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127308891/ncarb-will-phase-out-the-intern-title" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">news</a> is out and already old. This post has gone through plenty of iterations. I've tried writing a response to the news that NCARB is sunsetting the term intern various ways and none of them seem to really sit well with me. I've tried to discount their stance. I've tried getting angry at it. I've tried determining what I think the best title for those who will be&nbsp;formerly&nbsp;known as interns. I've even tried to support it ... none of it&nbsp;works for me. In the end this is what I'm left with. I don't think it quite accurately describes my full feelings on the subject, but at least it continues the debate in a way I haven't seen anyone else comment on. Taking advantage of the football metaphors yet to come, I felt a lot like <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2014/10/the_history_of_lucy_s_pulling_the_football_away_from_charlie_brown_in_peanuts.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Charlie Brown trying to kick the football</a> ... full of hope and excitement, then disappointed and embarrassed at my&nbsp;naivete&nbsp;in putting my trust in something I should have seen&nbsp;coming the whole time.</em></p><p><a href="http://peanuts.wikia.com/wiki/Football_gag" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rh/rh23rgys3dvnpm5j.jpg"></a></p><p>(Image <a href="http://peanuts.wikia.com/wiki/Football_gag" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">source</a>)</p><p>Despite their claims otherwise, NCARB didn&rsquo;t&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ncarb.org/News-and-Events/News/2015/May-InternTitle.aspx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">t...</a></p> http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/caesura_architecture_and_sound_installation_opening_at_harle/ Caesura : Architecture and Sound Installation opening at Harlem Arts Festival 2015-06-26T15:41:00-04:00 >2015-06-26T15:41:23-04:00 <!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/130487615/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-fancy-facades-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Fancy Facades" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-06-26T14:57:00-04:00 >2015-06-26T15:00:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fc/fcqslvt2u22xo8zr.jpg" width="514" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip: </strong>use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/fancy-facades/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Fancy Facades</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1w/1wv3o9i93aasasfd.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/richard-bauer/project/meinel-optical-sciences-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Meinel Optical Sciences Building</a> in Tucson, AZ by <a href="http://archinect.com/richard-bauer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">rich&auml;rd+bauer architecture, llc</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/of/ofdun9ho14esvd2q.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/sparkarchitects/project/jin-mian-xin-cheng" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jin Mian Xin Cheng</a> in Beijing, China by <a href="http://archinect.com/sparkarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SPARK</a>; Photo: Shu He</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h0/h0quefawqhgn6umq.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/10983008/usa-pavilion-expo-milano-2015/128572698" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">USA Pavilion Expo Milano 2015</a> in Milan, Italy by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/10983008/biber-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Biber Architects</a> in collaboration with Genius Loci Architettura S.r.l., Nussli Italia S.r.l., dlandstudio, Tillotson Design Associates, Thinc Design, Pentagram, ESA Engineering, SCE Project</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s6/s6zjn1784wa568wr.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/93156891/graveney-school-sixth-form-block/125261879" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Graveney School Sixth Form Block</a> in Tooting, London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/urbanprojectsbureau" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban Projects Bureau</a>; Photo: Kilian O'Sullivan</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rb/rbw8uqzoc9y18u92.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/118858781/kronprinzenkarree-berlin-mitte/123710945" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kronprinzenkarree</a> in Berlin, Germany by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/118858781/nps-tchoban-voss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">nps tchoban voss</a>; Photo: Claus Graubner</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5e/5edb9in80snnh2wt.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/1236/bircham-park-mscp/121558719" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bircham Park MSCP</a> in Plymouth, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/s333" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">S333 Architect...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130485204/jeanne-gang-s-proposed-160-folsom-tower-in-s-f-faces-sudden-local-opposition Jeanne Gang's proposed 160 Folsom tower in S.F. faces sudden local opposition Justine Testado 2015-06-26T13:58:00-04:00 >2015-06-28T18:21:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zc/zcme77cwlmla1tac.jpg" width="514" height="755" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>These are strange days in San Francisco, where the clamor to build needed housing &mdash; especially at affordable levels &mdash; is matched only by the self-righteous vigor with which actual proposals for that housing tend to be opposed...But if we want a well-planned city with distinctive new buildings for all its citizens, projects like this show that good design and good policy can go hand in hand.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Developer Tishman Speyer's nearly one-year-old proposal for a 400-foot-tall residential tower, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119969657/jeanne-gang-praises-san-francisco-s-architecture-ecosystem-as-context-for-new-residential-tower" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">which Jeanne Gang designed</a>, at 160 Folsom St. is suddenly <a href="http://www.saverinconpark.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">facing opposition</a> from local groups. With former mayor Art Agnos at the forefront of the opposition, the groups argue that the building promotes "economic segregation" and is yet another example of "developers wreaking vengeance" on the city, as <em>S.F. Chronicle</em>'s urban design critic John King states in the article.</p><p>Opponents claim the 400-foot tower would overshadow the nearby Rincon Park and the Embarcadero waterfront, although that area is already developed with large structures like the Gap HQ, the Hills Plaza complex, and the Infinity luxury condo complex&nbsp;&mdash; where Agnos and other opponents recently held their kickoff meeting, interestingly enough.</p><p>In terms of exterior design, King writes that Gang's corkscrew tower would be "a great addition" to San Francisco's skyline, and that the tower's visual distinction has the potential to "g...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130483595/tokyo-will-stay-the-course-with-zaha-s-olympic-stadium Tokyo will stay the course with Zaha's Olympic stadium Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-26T13:17:00-04:00 >2015-06-26T14:39:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j9/j9p69s3bng1stjy2.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Two massive arches that form the backbone of the stadium's roof, a feature that critics blamed for raising construction costs, will remain part of the design.</p></em><br /><br /><p>When confronted with Zaha Hadid's too-big and too-costly design for the 2020 Olympic National Stadium, Tokyo officials decided to go ahead with the designs anyway &ndash; or else, add "too late" to that list of descriptors. Any additional major changes to the design (Hadid <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85005794/hadid-s-stadium-for-2020-tokyo-olympic-games-to-be-scaled-back" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">already scaled back the design</a> after <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83829399/zaha-hadid-s-2020-olympic-stadium-under-fire-from-japanese-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pushback</a> from major Japanese architects) would delay construction too much. Now, construction on the stadium will begin in October of this year, and hopefully be finished by 2019.</p><p>Some background on Tokyo's 2020 Olympic National Stadium:</p><p><a title="Hadid and Japanese at loggerheads over &lsquo;turtle-like&rsquo; Olympic stadium" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115653141/hadid-and-japanese-at-loggerheads-over-turtle-like-olympic-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hadid and Japanese at loggerheads over &lsquo;turtle-like&rsquo; Olympic stadium</a></p><p><a title="Zaha Hadid's Tokyo Olympic stadium slammed as a 'monumental mistake' and a 'disgrace to future generations'" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113032564/zaha-hadid-s-tokyo-olympic-stadium-slammed-as-a-monumental-mistake-and-a-disgrace-to-future-generations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid's Tokyo Olympic stadium slammed as a 'monumental mistake' and a 'disgrace to future generations'</a></p><p><a title="Hadid&rsquo;s stadium for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games &lsquo;to be scaled back&rsquo;" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85005794/hadid-s-stadium-for-2020-tokyo-olympic-games-to-be-scaled-back" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hadid&rsquo;s stadium for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games &lsquo;to be scaled back&rsquo;</a></p><p><a title="Zaha Hadid's 2020 Olympic Stadium under fire from Japanese architects" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83829399/zaha-hadid-s-2020-olympic-stadium-under-fire-from-japanese-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid's 2020 Olympic Stadium under fire from Japanese architects</a></p>