Archinect 2014-10-23T00:37:35-04:00 What do you think of the Guggenheim Helsinki Stage One entries? Justine Testado 2014-10-22T19:25:00-04:00 >2014-10-22T22:47:03-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Stage One of the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition reeled in a whopping 1,715 entries from 77 countries. Although the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation officially launched the competition this past summer, the idea of proposing a new Guggenheim Museum for the city of Helsinki has already stirred plenty of debate...Most of the entries received were from the United States, Italy, the United Kingdom, France, Japan, and of course, Finland.</p></em><br /><br /><p>We picked out a few fairly promising submissions and more, uh, interesting ones.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Check out more of our picks and other details on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Skanska USA Building by Ted Moudis Associates tedmoudis 2014-10-22T18:16:00-04:00 >2014-10-22T18:16:59-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="291" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Photography by Magda Biernat.</p><p>We worked with Skanska to conduct a Workplace Study of 5 US Locations to develop a plan for their work environment of the future. The goal was to align their US workplace environments closer to their Scandinavian offices and help to create a sense that all their offices are tied together as &ldquo;ONE Skanska&rdquo;. We developed an environment that shifted their culture away from a heavily office centric, hierarchical environment to a collaborative and open work environment, one with shared daylight and views for all team members. Our new plan provides tailored workspaces for individual group needs, increases shared collaborative space, and provides multi-functional meeting spaces.</p><p>As the first step in the process, we provided an in-depth study of how Skanska previously and currently worked and collaborated with the Skanska team to understand how they wanted to work in the future. We developed new workplace standard, which improves individual and group work processe...</p> Nature Everywhere Orhan Ayyüce 2014-10-22T18:15:00-04:00 >2014-10-22T20:45:22-04:00 <p><img alt="" src=";oe=54492E6B&amp;__gda__=1414080314_1bbbaf781f36c1467292bf23e72a5cc8"></p><p>My doctor told me I should walk more often since I am not a sports person other than occasionally betting on European soccer games. He told me to walk exercise as much as possible and enjoy the nature. I was pleasantly surprised when I start to walk every day and be with the nature that surround us everywhere. You can't miss it.&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src=";oe=54494A83&amp;__gda__=1414102510_807ec49fbb6ada2ed4f16e538e6f0954"></p><p><img alt="" src=";oe=54492217&amp;__gda__=1414107142_51791fc35d9ed5513adbea23b5b9a6f8"></p><p><img alt="" src=";oe=544867DF&amp;__gda__=1414078607_9168e82b21ece20e27ba6e7e59f6a7be"></p><p><img alt="" src=";oe=54485D6B&amp;__gda__=1414088314_b345e50c38e41c97fd840593e6c3cbc3"></p><p><img alt="" src=";oe=54486541&amp;__gda__=1414032528_ed5a505399c2e0843b8bab386af75adb"></p><p><img alt="" src=";oe=54485B64&amp;__gda__=1414078261_b8e4c0d8e4b3aca34821057b38f94cc1"></p><p><img alt="" src=";oe=54493FBB&amp;__gda__=1414102506_acbba4d4b290594a2189a053be39675e"><img alt="" src=";oe=54492E6B&amp;__gda__=1414080314_1bbbaf781f36c1467292bf23e72a5cc8"></p><p><img alt="" src=";oe=544958C9&amp;__gda__=1414079485_53365f99c35626070d4eb312bfcd53b0"></p><p><img alt="" src=";oe=5449781E&amp;__gda__=1414027818_2763531e2ffbf2e2099b7e7a2e4ca143"></p><p><img alt="" src=";oe=54494C0A&amp;__gda__=1414093467_305065334132c2e70a64fdda978e2ca2"></p><p><img alt="" src=";oe=54486FFB&amp;__gda__=1414079183_b6500f8b13ae9a8104f1f1c2aa841a01"></p><p><img alt="" src=";oe=5449791D&amp;__gda__=1414094912_9da521c35a44b0b2fe3eb9874b92188b"></p><p><img alt="" src=";oe=544968F0&amp;__gda__=1414031232_1516d154b8d819beccb26ea8b431ff46"></p><p><img alt="" src=";oe=544977C6&amp;__gda__=1414101675_6354a8bb92a5d290370dacefa953d8bf"></p><p><img alt="" src=";oe=54485AEC&amp;__gda__=1414025149_aee58a776ac28afb1f2425514cf0ceb8"></p><p><img alt="" src=";oe=54492261&amp;__gda__=1414097745_7255d248c7dcd5c85fcd5c64ddb1231c"></p><p><img alt="" src=";oe=5449479F&amp;__gda__=1414095694_a6587b2eea7042381466748354b82b8d"></p><p><img alt="" src=";oe=54484CE1&amp;__gda__=1414103088_7daf27069b1425fafafd3e4134024703"></p><p><img alt="" src=";oe=544931FC&amp;__gda__=1414026312_b459fbbb757f381177db2898c15bd656"></p><p><img alt="" src=";oe=54484BAA&amp;__gda__=1414091143_8ae30bcabc71faa78999c412af96ab7d"></p><p><img alt="" src=";oe=544950CB&amp;__gda__=1414106790_5c337c77036ecd9283f72d92fb3aab8d"></p><p><img alt="" src=";oe=54493541&amp;__gda__=1414031980_dca4701f3021833eb72f02872c6a2fac"></p><p><img alt="" src=";oe=5449846B&amp;__gda__=1414077114_4b26b00385772f5462165235a4492a15"></p><p><img alt="" src=";oe=54493EEC&amp;__gda__=1414025725_f819ce2831f0e30ca5653d29b211a65a"></p><p><img alt="" src=";oe=544939A8&amp;__gda__=1414081436_1d449117087a8efea5ed0b8b2de300ec"></p><p><img alt="" src=";oe=54495CD7&amp;__gda__=1414029818_1f4ec347e1f2ff38228d166f8ac6aef5"></p><p><img alt="" src=";oe=544986E1&amp;__gda__=1414105009_aa379c041506bacf8a5e9ed48117738f"></p><p><img alt="" src=";oe=54497D17&amp;__gda__=1414083811_86cd11674aa503dfaf78f1202768f613"></p><p><img alt="" src=";oe=5449341D&amp;__gda__=1414083625_ef11fcbc53ee0c78241da7c14420ff86"></p> Archinect's Employer of the Day - Weekly Round-Up #43 Justine Testado 2014-10-22T18:01:00-04:00 >2014-10-22T18:01:27-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" 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="" 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. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Joel Sanders Architect</strong></a> (<a href=";type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>2. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Scott Mitchell Studio</strong></a> (<a href=";type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>3. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>HartnessVision</strong></a> (<a href=";type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Visualization Specialist</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>4. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Blair + Mui Dowd Architects</strong></a> (<a href=";type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>5. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Bostwick Design Partnership</strong></a> (<a href=";type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>To follow <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Employer of the Day</em></a>, like Archinect's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>.</p> Found in Translation: Palladio – Jefferson A narrative by Filippo Romano 2014-10-22T15:27:00-04:00 >2014-10-22T15:27:39-04:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Get Lectured: University of Maryland, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-10-22T14:06:00-04:00 >2014-10-22T14:06:45-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="795" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Say hello to another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>We have two posters today from the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em></em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Below are upcoming lectures only. All lectures are open to the public and take place in the Architecture Building Auditorium, 0204, unless noted otherwise. Exhibitions located at Kibel Gallery.</p><p>Lectures with ** focus on Landscape and Urban Design (see poster below)</p><p><em>Oct. 22</em> **<br>5:00 p.m.<br>I&ntilde;aki Aldayaki Alday / AldayJover Arquitectura y Paisaje<br>&ldquo;Hyper-real Drivers&rdquo;</p><p><em>Oct. 27</em><br>6:30 p.m.<br>Omar Blaik / Principal - U3 Ventures<br>&ldquo;A University in the City:...</p> KRob 2014: The 40th Annual Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition 2014-10-22T14:02:00-04:00 >2014-10-22T14:02:34-04:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> ACADIA 2014: DESIGN AGENCY 2014-10-22T13:55:00-04:00 >2014-10-22T13:55:55-04:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> What makes a building sacred? Alexander Walter 2014-10-22T13:47:00-04:00 >2014-10-22T16:44:10-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The new science of neuroaesthetics [...] tells us much about the way pure form is dealt with by the brain. [...] V S Ramachandran, a neuroscientist at the University of California, San Diego, and William Hirstein, a philosopher at Elmhurst College in Illinois, argue that we are innately attuned to recognise things as unified objects &ndash; such that we find brushstrokes or architectural features that can be mentally assembled into a coherent whole more beautiful.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related Archinect Feature: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AfterShock #4: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Neuroscientific Architecture Research</a></p> Back to the future: the fake relics of the 'old' Chinese city of Datong Alexander Walter 2014-10-22T13:22:00-04:00 >2014-10-22T13:25:41-04:00 <img src="" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Six years ago the then-mayor launched an ambitious plan to reconstruct the lost walls, watchtowers and Ming-style homes of the city &ndash; resettling tens of thousands of residents and transforming Datong into a tourist site. Now few want to live here</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Buffalo’s jewel-box art museum to grow Alexander Walter 2014-10-22T13:12:00-04:00 >2014-10-22T13:33:21-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, is preparing to launch its first major expansion effort in more than 50 years. [...] In 2012, the board commissioned the architectural firm Sn&oslash;hetta to produce a master plan for future growth, but the details of this project have remained under wraps. Museum leaders told the Buffalo News that they are interested in holding an architectural competition for design proposals following their meetings with the public.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> taz Headquarters by rundzwei rundzwei 2014-10-22T02:02:00-04:00 >2014-10-22T02:02:35-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="379" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Concept</p><p>The new TAZ building is taking on the egalitarian and non-hierarchical mindset of the reknown left-oriented editing and publishing house, and reinterprets this approach spatially anew. Consequently, rather than using isolated floor plates, all employees are seated on &ldquo;one level&rdquo;. There is only one floor reaching from the ground floor all the way up to the roof level. The office spaces rise step-by-step gradually around the new &ldquo;heart of the TAZ&rdquo;, - a spiral shaped atrium formed by ramps and steps - and culminate in the roof garden with a 360&deg; panoramic view over the center of Berlin and the surrounding creativity borrow.</p><p><br>The communication corridor</p><p><br>The building&rsquo;s new center piece is the barrier-free ramp that starts at the lower ground floor and leads up to the roof-top. This ramp is access corridor for offices as well as &ldquo;communication corridor&rdquo;. It winds up in a clockwise direction and connects to the inner void space via an arrangement of steps. The shape of this void space i...</p> The Anatomy of a Building: “Sancaklar Mosque” Archinect 2014-10-21T14:43:00-04:00 >2014-10-21T15:00:03-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="260" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Depicting the Sancaklar Mosque, commissioned by Sancaklar Foundation and designed by EAA -- Emre Arolat Architects, this film is a semi-documentary salute to this distinguished example of modern architecture, which stands out among Turkey's Islamic places of worship dominated by historicist building typologies.</p></em><br /><br /><p>SGMStudio&nbsp;(Sarraf | Galeyan | Mekanik)&nbsp;has filmed a short documentary on EAA &ndash; Emre Arolat Architects&rsquo; Sancaklar Mosque -a building that stands out as one of the rare examples of modern architecture among Turkey's Islamic places of worship.&nbsp;SGMStudio&rsquo;s &ldquo;Sancaklar Mosque&rdquo;&nbsp;premiered at Architecture Week Prague and will be on display until October 12th as part of EAA&rsquo;s exhibition. Concurrently, the film will be available online.</p><p>Known for its works at the 1st Istanbul Design Biennial&rsquo;s &ldquo;Musibet&rdquo; exhibition and cooperations with various NGO's focusing on the built environment, creative media practice&nbsp;SGMStudio&nbsp;visualized the transformation of steel, concrete and stone into a place of worship in the&nbsp;&ldquo;Sancaklar Mosque&rdquo;&nbsp;film by following every step of the way, from the start of the mosque&rsquo;s construction until its inauguration.</p><p>Sancaklar Mosque, commissioned by Sancaklar Foundation, is a distinguished example of modern architecture that stands out among Turkey's Islamic places of worship domi...</p> Tom Kundig loses lawsuit against his Washington valley cabin Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-10-21T13:48:00-04:00 >2014-10-22T17:46:11-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="311" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The steel structure looms large from Midge Cross and Scott Johnston's back porch. And from the beginning they say Architect Tom Kundig and his partners ignored land covenants meant to prevent any ridgeline buildings that would be visible from below. "To me it was the extended third finger," said Cross. "Like, 'Up yours, Mazama, we can put this here and the heck with you guys.'"</p></em><br /><br /><p>In the fall of 2012, Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects built a private cabin on the picturesque ridge of the Methow Valley in Washington. Prior residents of the valley's Mazama community were miffed by the ruined view, and claimed that the cabin violated "protective covenants for visual consideration", established in 1987. They were joined by current property owners and&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sued Kundig last year</a>. Kundig has now been ordered by the court to move the hut away from the ridgeline.</p><p>Kundig is no stranger to Washington, or off-grid cabin architecture &ndash; a native of Spokane, Kundig was educated and practices as an architect in Washington with Olson Kundig Architects, and his "Rolling Huts" offer modest camping lodges near Mazama. While Kundig hasn't offered any official comments on the case, his office did state that&nbsp;"Tom Kundig designed this cabin with the valley's natural elements and history as a priority. His aim has been to create a building that embodies the Pacific Northwest spirit of ...</p> Get Lectured: The Bartlett, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-10-21T13:32:00-04:00 >2014-10-21T14:26:16-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="599" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Say hello to another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Our featured poster for today comes from The Bartlett School of Architecture at the University College London with their International Lecture Series.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em></em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Below are upcoming lectures only. Lectures begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, UCL. Free and open to the public. Some lectures may be ticketed.</p><p><strong>OCTOBER</strong></p><p><em>Oct. 22</em><br>Raj Rewal / Raj Rewal Associates</p><p><em>Oct. 27</em><br>Neil Denari / NMDA</p><p><em>Oct. 29</em><br>Greyshed + Scanlab</p><p><strong>NOVEMBER</strong></p><p><em>Nov. 5</em><br>Emmanuel Petit / The Bartlett</p><p><em>Nov. 12</em><br>Benedetta Tagliabue / EMBT</p><p><em>Nov. 19</em><br>Tatiana Bilbao</p><p><em>Nov. 26</em><br>Lucy Mcrae</p><p><em>Dec. 3</em><br>John ...</p> An Architect’s Big Parisian Moment Alexander Walter 2014-10-21T13:31:00-04:00 >2014-10-21T21:07:28-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a cultural twofer that makes it Frank Gehry week here, the Louis Vuitton Foundation, a private cultural center and contemporary-art museum designed by Mr. Gehry, had its official inaugural ceremony on Monday, attended by the French president, Fran&ccedil;ois Hollande. At the same time, the Pompidou Center across town is giving Mr. Gehry, based in Los Angeles, a major career retrospective, his first in Europe.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry-designed Fondation Louis Vuitton to open this October</a></p> Obama's presidential library: four radical visions of the future from top architects Alexander Walter 2014-10-21T13:19:00-04:00 >2014-10-22T15:06:00-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Barack Obama still has two long years left to cement his legacy as something between &ldquo;yes we can&rdquo; and &ldquo;at least I tried&rdquo;. Regardless of how history remembers him, Obama will always represent a shift from the old guard, an idealistic starting point for what (and who) future presidents could be. For now, though, his official museum, his keeper of secrets: couldn&rsquo;t that still be a tangible change we can believe in? At least an architectural one?</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Headquater POST AG by HOLODECK architects Holodeck 2014-10-21T10:13:00-04:00 >2014-10-21T10:13:04-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Officebuilding and Shopping Mall<br>1030 Vienna&nbsp; Rochusmarkt<br>48.000 qm BGF</p><p>2.Prize<br>generalplaning tender competition<br>2 level EU-wide</p> Grorudparken (Grorud Park) by Link Arkitektur es LINK 2014-10-20T23:25:00-04:00 >2014-10-20T23:25:40-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Grorudparken</em> (Grorud Park) is one of four new neighbourhood parks in Groruddalen. The park introduces facilities for athletics, play, recreation, youth programmes, social interaction, and cultural activities for the diverse local population. LINK Landskap was the project Landscape Architect, under commission from Oslo Municipality&rsquo;s Department of Water and Sewage. However, several other municipal departments were also involved in the project &ndash; The Department of Recreation, The Planning Office, The Office of Cultural Heritage Management, and the District of Grorud. Planning and design work for the park began in the autumn of 2009, based on recommendations contained within the Development Control Plan for Alna Reserve (<em>KDP Alna Milj&oslash;park)</em>.</p><p>The project establishes a continuous landscape and recreation corridor from Lillomarka, via Grorudparken, through to Leirfossen (waterfall) and H&oslash;lak&oslash;kka. The River Alna is the central element of the landscape master plan, which integrates existing c...</p> 15 Central Park West by D'Aquino Monaco Inc. daquinomonaco 2014-10-20T23:24:00-04:00 >2014-10-20T23:24:19-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A classical layout is transformed through a lively and extensive dialogue with the owners, with a celebratory and irreverent selection of art, furnishings and color.</p> Palo Alto Residence by Dawson and Clinton DawsonandClinton 2014-10-20T23:22:00-04:00 >2014-10-20T23:22:41-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This project was the complete renovation of a 3,500 square foot home. Through a horizontal addition and extensive subterranean excavation, an additional 4,000 square feet were added to the residence.&nbsp;</p><p>Working to bring the beauty of the surrounding landscape into the home, large panels of glazing were used for much of the homes exterior, while an open floor plan compliments the space creating a bright and natural feel within the home.</p><p>The staircase that became a center piece of the home&rsquo;s interior uses cantilevered wood treads, glass guardrails, and walls with open risers to maintain key lines of sight through the home.&nbsp;Steel columns, and exposed black trusses provide a contrast to the rich wood tones in the ceiling.</p> The Solar Gardens Visitors Center by michael jantzen michael jantzen 2014-10-20T23:21:00-04:00 >2014-10-21T16:12:32-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Solar Gardens Visitors Center</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Michael Jantzen</p><p>&copy; 2014</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.michaeljantzen" target="_blank">www.michaeljantzen</a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The Solar Gardens Visitors Center was created as a proposal for a large public art structure designed to harvest energy from the sun, and to collect and store rainwater for use in and around the structure. In addition, the structure and the surrounding plaza would be made from photo catalytic concrete that cleans itself, and the air.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The visitors center consist of a tall cone shaped structure that appears to grow out of the surrounding plaza. A large array of solar cells is mounted onto a sun tracking platform at the top of the structure. The solar cells convert sunlight into electricity, which powers the visitors center. The excess electricity is sent into the local power grid.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The shape around the perimeter of the structure flares out near the top in order to catch rainwater and direct it down into storage container buried under the p...</p> ARCHIVO DISEÑO Y ARQUITECTURA by FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise Fernando Romero FR-EE 2014-10-20T23:17:00-04:00 >2014-10-20T23:17:25-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="253" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Located in a luscious public park in the heart of Mexico City, the new home for Latin-America&rsquo;s first design collection Archivo Dise&ntilde;o y Arquitectura introduces a new building typology in the Mexican capital. The 3000 m2 building brings life and regenerative energy to an undiscovered part of the capital, challenging the trend for enclosed facades and stimulating the upcoming neighborhood through culture and design. The space offers visitors a variety of functions and activities beyond the permanent collection of exclusive design items. Spaces for social events, talks and commercial use have been prioritized to create a more dynamic atmosphere, facilitating dialogue and critical cultural exchange.<br>&nbsp;<br>The 6-story raw exoskeleton opens up to the generous surroundings welcoming the visitors inside. The structure of the building consists of a vertical core and horizontal floor plates that branch out into the garden, creating an unusual mix of indoor and outdoor spaces. A spiraling staircase...</p> Log 32 Now Available anyonecorporation 2014-10-20T23:14:00-04:00 >2014-10-21T22:42:12-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="731" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Log</em> 32 presents a thoughtful snapshot of the current moment in architecture with contributions from preeminent and emerging voices. A record 39 contributors to this Fall 2014 issue deliver a stimulating mix of writing styles and content, from new theories on architecture and the urban to dispatches from recent exhibitions and pavilions to interviews with new leaders in architectural pedagogy. <em>Log</em> 32 also includes 55 pages devoted to the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale &ndash; an open-ended, manifold response to that much publicized exhibition set here among a full slate of other articles that insists on the innumerous modes of thinking architecture today.</p><p><strong>In this issue: </strong>Ross Exo Adams questions resilience; George Baird rereads landscape urbanism; Carson Chan learns nothing from Venice; Preston Scott Cohen authors successive architecture; Cynthia Davidson lunches with Odile Decq; Reinier de Graaf &amp; Laura Baird chart megalopoli(tic)s; Marco De Michelis traces OMA exhibitions; Tina Di Carlo...</p> Live Blog: LA Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne at UC Berkeley Lian Chikako Chang 2014-10-20T21:47:00-04:00 >2014-10-21T19:31:40-04:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src="">Hello Archinect,</p><p>I'm at UC Berkeley in the beautiful East Bay to hear Christopher Hawthorne speak at the College of Environmental Design. From the <a href=";date=2014-10-20&amp;tab=lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UC Berkeley website</a>:&nbsp;</p><p><em>Christopher Hawthorne has been the architecture critic for the Los Angeles Times since 2004. Before coming to The Times, he was architecture critic for Slate and a frequent contributor to the New York Times. He is the author, with Alanna Stang, of &ldquo;The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture.&rdquo; Hawthorne grew up in Berkeley and has a bachelor&rsquo;s from Yale, where he readied himself for a career in criticism by obsessing over the design flaws in his dormitory, designed by Eero Saarinen.</em><br><br>6:44 pm: Introductions. "What really characterizes Hawthorne's writing is his search to find vigor...what creates that vigor and to put it in a setting of culture and place." He understands what is happening in the profession in both a large and small context.</p><p>"What's marvelous about what Chris does is that he looks carefully ...</p> Twelve winners for the regional Holcim Awards 2014, Africa + Middle East Justine Testado 2014-10-20T21:14:00-04:00 >2014-10-20T21:15:04-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners of the Holcim Awards 2014 Africa Middle East regional competition were recognized in a recent awards ceremony in Beirut, making it the fourth installment of the 2014 global awards program. The Africa Middle East competition focused on multi-disciplinary design solutions for building social and environmenal resilience...The winning projects will be implemented in nine countries including Turkey, Lebanon, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Palestine, Rwanda, and Morocco.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Check out a selection of the Africa - Middle East winners:</p><p><strong>HOLCIM AWARDS GOLD 2014 - <em>Eco-Techno Park: Green building showcase and enterprise hub</em>, Ankara, Turkey</strong><br>AUTHOR: Onat &Ouml;ktem and Zeynep &Ouml;ktem, ONZ Architects, Ankara, Turkey</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>HOLCIM AWARDS SILVER 2014 - <em>Evergreen City: Urban pine forest rehabilitation</em>, Beirut, Lebanon</strong><br>MAIN AUTHOR: Ra&euml;d Abillama, Ra&euml;d Abillama Architects, Metn, Lebanon<br>FURTHER AUTHORS: Sawsan Bou Fakhreddine, Associaton for Forests Development &amp; Conservation, Jdeideh, Lebanon; Youssef Abillama, Maintenance Management Group, Antelias, Lebanon</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>HOLCIM AWARDS BRONZE 2014 - </strong><em><strong>Incremental Construction: Low-cost modular housing scheme</strong></em><strong>, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia</strong><br>MAIN AUTHORr: Dirk Donath, Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany<br>FURTHER AUTHOR: Brook Haileselassie, Asgedom Berhe, Helawie Sewnet and Sarah Yusuf, Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building, Construction &amp; City Development (EiABC), Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Peter Dissel, Afro-European Engineers, Addis Ab...</p> Preservation politics and pricey prizes: Weekly News Round-Up for October 14, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-10-20T20:51:00-04:00 >2014-10-22T20:48:53-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em><strong>Sunday, October 19:</strong></em></p><ul><li><a title="The Portland Building: Architect Michael Graves fiercely defends his controversial creation against demolition" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Portland Building: Architect Michael Graves fiercely defends his controversial creation against demolition</a>: According to <em>The Oregonian</em>'s piece, the architect does not think any of the problems are by his design, but rather its application under budgetary and civic constraints.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Thursday, October 16:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Unesco threatens to put Venice on its Heritage at Risk list" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unesco threatens to put Venice on its Heritage at Risk list</a>: Responding to corruption and mismanagement of environmental risks by the Venetian government, UNESCO may have to declare Venice a "Heritage at Risk".</li></ul><p><strong><em>Wednesday, October 15:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Honolulu Law Criminalizes Homelessness" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Honolulu Law Criminalizes Homelessness</a>: It is now a misdemeanor in the popular tourist destination of Waikiki to "sit or lie on sidewalks", punishable by up to 30 days in jail or a maximum $1,000 fine.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Tuesday, October 14:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Maya Lin wins the 21st Annual $300K Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Maya Lin wins the 21st Annual $300K Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize</a>: At $300,000 USD, the prize is one of the US's largest, afforded to artists working to affect social change.</li><li><a title="Petrified Forest buildings named national treasure" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Petrified Forest buildings named national treasu...</a></li></ul> Torre Cervantes by FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise Fernando Romero FR-EE 2014-10-20T18:05:00-04:00 >2014-10-20T23:14:18-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In an outstanding location in the northwestern part Mexico City, FREE had the opportunity to develop a mixed-use complex that includes a shopping mall, offices, apartments, and two new museums in a former industrial zone. In order to consolidate the area center and create a new destination in the city, FREE designed &ldquo;Torre Cervantes&rdquo; housing. Sections are organized along a vertebral spine that provides structural rigidity where all vertical services are located. Maximizing the extraordinary setting, the orientation of the building makes the most of the site&rsquo;s views onto the city&rsquo;s cultural center to the south. This connection allows the center to participate in a subtle dialogue with the city that generates a new dynamism for the center&rsquo;s educational and artistic elements, strengthening the identity of both the Jumex Museum and the theater in the middle of the plaza. The asymmetrical plan of the center is consolidated with a continuous window fa&ccedil;ade that can open completely, allowin...</p> Li Xiaodong, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Maya Lin, Steven Holl, OMA+OLIN, and Haworth Tompkins are among this week's many winners Justine Testado 2014-10-20T17:47:00-04:00 >2014-10-20T17:47:23-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Every Monday, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that we think are worth checking out.</p><p>The week of Oct. 13-17, 2014 was quite an eventful one. Here's Recap #31:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Li Xiaodong&rsquo;s Liyuan Library wins inaugural Moriyama RAIC International Prize</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The Liyuan Library by architect Li Xiaodong won the first CAD$100,000 Moriyama RAIC International Prize in Toronto, which was launched by The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Foundation and distinguished Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama.&nbsp; Archinect contributor Terri Peters gave a recap on attending the awards ceremony.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Winners of the LEAF Awards 2014</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Every year, the LEAF International highlights projects that are perceived as setting the standard for the international architecture and design community in various categories. From 40 shortlisted projects, this year's overall winner was One Central Park in Sydney, Australia...</p> Working out of the Box: Daniel Dorall, Architect turned Maze Artist Archinect 2014-10-20T17:14:00-04:00 >2014-10-20T23:44:59-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="467" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Working out of the Box&nbsp;</strong></a>is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.</p><p>In this installment, we're talking with Malaysia-born Melbourne-based sculptor and creator of fascinating miniature objects <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Daniel Dorall</strong></a>.</p><p><em>Are you an architect working out of the box? Do you know of someone that has changed careers and has an interesting story to share? If you would like to suggest an (ex-)architect,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p>