Archinect 2015-01-26T22:29:07-05:00 Weekly News Round-Up for January 19, 2015 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-01-26T20:46:00-05:00 >2015-01-26T22:19:09-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="584" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Sunday, January 25:</em></strong></p><p><a title="Aaron Betsky To Lead Taliesin West" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aaron Betsky To Lead Taliesin West</a>: Effective immediately, Betsky will "set the intellectual&nbsp;tone or the School&nbsp;" as it undergoes a rough and potentially definitive funding period.</p><p><strong><em>Friday, January 23:</em></strong></p><p><a title="Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House to reopen once again in February" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House to reopen once again in February</a>: So culminates a six-year and nearly $4.4M restoration project, to return the house to its early 20th century state.</p><p><strong><em>Thursday, January 22:</em></strong></p><p><a title="Megataaaall Shanghai Tower enters final construction phase" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Megataaaall Shanghai Tower enters final construction phase</a>: It's 632 meters tall, symbolizes China's Future, and is flanked by two other skyscrapers repping China's Past and Present.</p><p><a title="David Chipperfield pledges to carefully &quot;optimize&quot; Mies van der Rohe's Neue Nationalgalerie" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Chipperfield pledges to carefully "optimize" Mies van der Rohe's Neue Nationalgalerie</a>: Chipperfield also renovated Berlin's Neues Museum, and plans to "keep as much Mies as possible".</p><p><strong><em>Wednesday, January 21:</em></strong></p><p><a title="'Can of Ham' skyscraper coming to London after all" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'Can of Ham' skyscraper coming to London after all</a>: Delayed since 2008 after the financial crisis hit, the hamscraper will sit in close company to London's Gherkin.</p><p><em><strong>Monday, January...</strong></em></p> Sand/geo-politics, land reclamation, "sand wars" and secular(ism) Nam Henderson 2015-01-26T19:30:00-05:00 >2015-01-26T19:32:47-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="444" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To make matters more turbid, the nightmare of coastal reclamation occupies an imaginary and regulatory space created by several misunderstandings about territory itself. These become urgent against both the backdrop of our &ldquo;oceanic&rdquo; moment and the apparent dissolution of that idyll of 19th- and 20th-century geopolitical thought, the grounded state.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Joshua Comaroff writes about contemporary sand/geo-politics, land reclamation, "sand wars" and&nbsp;secular(ism).</p> Hélène Binet, Studio 44, and Carlo Aiello are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-01-26T18:59:00-05:00 >2015-01-26T18:59:07-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="403" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #44 for Jan. 19-23, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Winners of the 2015 SEED Award for Excellence in Public Interest Design</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The six winners were announced for the 2015 SEED Award competition, which recognizes some of this year's most impactful public interest design projects that call attention to today's critical social, economic, and environmental issues.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>&ldquo;Miami 2100&rdquo; exhibition addresses projected rising sea levels with resilient design</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The "Miami 2100: Envisioning a Resilient Second Century" exhibition at Florida International University presents students' design solutions in response to Miami's project and foreboding future of being underwater within the next century. The exhibition is open until March 1.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>H&eacute;l&egrave;ne Binet to receive 2015 Julius Shulman Institute Excellence in Photography...</strong></a></p> Between Two and Three Dimensions: Panelists Discuss the Relationship Between Architecture and Photographic Representation at the LA Photo Fair 2014 Nicholas Korody 2015-01-26T15:20:00-05:00 >2015-01-26T15:20:49-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;There&rsquo;s very little real architectural information that we get from a photograph,&rdquo; the photographer <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grant Mudford</a> claimed during a panel last Friday hosted by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photo LA</a>, an annual photographic exposition. In its 24th year at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the REEF</a> in the historic LA Mart building, Photo LA provides a space for both international and local galleries to showcase both contemporary and historic photography. The panel focused on the changing &ldquo;human experience of space&rdquo; of its host city, bringing together a variety of photographers, curators, and writers to consider the dynamic relationship between photography and architecture.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Mudford&rsquo;s co-panelists seemed to largely agree with his assertion; they spent the hour primarily discussing the various difficulties lurking behind architectural photography. At the forefront of the conversation was the expression itself, as well as its sibling the &ldquo;architectural photographer.&rdquo; Without any hyphen to serve as tether, the two words in juxtaposition seem locked in ...</p> What’s a Guggenheim? Symposium 2015-01-26T14:53:00-05:00 >2015-01-26T14:53:16-05:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Conserving the Eames House: A Case Study in Conservation 2015-01-26T14:38:00-05:00 >2015-01-26T14:38:13-05:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Playing with climate at BIG's "Hot to Cold", now open at the National Building Museum Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-01-26T14:12:00-05:00 >2015-01-26T19:09:18-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From inside the National Building Museum&rsquo;s cavernous atrium, gaze upwards and you&rsquo;ll see a series of white icons, suspended from the ceiling. Printed on square boards, the symbols loop around the museum&rsquo;s 800-foot arcade, their background shifting from red to green to blue. This iconic distillation is the core organization strategy for <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels Group</a>&rsquo;s &ldquo;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hot to Cold</a>&rdquo; exhibition, which opened in DC last Friday, categorizing the wunderkind and novel-minded firm&rsquo;s global projects into climatological groups of hot, temperate, and cold.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Despite the name, the exhibition isn&rsquo;t about the architectural imperatives of climate change. Rather, &ldquo;Hot to Cold&rdquo; is a showcase of BIG&rsquo;s diversity of work (built and not) around the world, in program and local biome. Opening to the public for free in the U.S. capital, the exhibition comes at a strategic time in BIG&rsquo;s project trajectory, having been <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recently assigned to the massive Smithsonian renovation project</a>, and hot on the heels of their <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG Maze...</a></p> About the fertile relationship between architects and second-tier cities Alexander Walter 2015-01-26T14:07:00-05:00 >2015-01-26T15:24:33-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New York, Boston, Chicago, and other major metros have a lot of construction activity, but also a lot of architects. It's a competitive field made more so by the sheer number of talented firms in the same handful of cities. That contributes to the culture of stress and overwork that many architects bemoan [...]. By contrast, an ambitious architecture practice can carve out a niche for itself in a second-tier city, where the scene is often dominated by "legacy" firms that play it safe.&nbsp;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Will Pamplona's "Bilbao Effect" gamble pay off? Alexander Walter 2015-01-26T13:27:00-05:00 >2015-01-26T15:14:18-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Museo Universidad de Navarra, a brand new gallery designed by the renowned Rafael Moneo, may lead to a stampede of art lovers every bit as important to Pamplona as the running of the bulls [...] The architect is Rafael Moneo, a Pritzker prizewinner and native of Navarre province. [...] If the architecture of the new gallery is not as eye-catching as Frank Gehry&rsquo;s Guggenheim, the collection is more impressive [...].</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Keep China's Expo pavilions "weird" Alexander Walter 2015-01-26T13:04:00-05:00 >2015-01-26T13:58:09-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For six months starting on May 1st, Milan is hosting the World Expo, which has been held every five years since 1851 as a showcase for human progress. [...] Of the 53 countries constructing pavilions, China&nbsp;is&nbsp;building not one, but five.&nbsp;[...] Like many pavilions in the Expo, the designs of the Chinese-sponsored buildings are nothing if not adventurous&mdash;even though president Xi Jinping has called for an end to &ldquo;weird architecture&rdquo; [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">End of weird architecture in China?</a></p> What is Interior Urbanism? - A Review of MONU #21 by Claudia Mainardi and Giacomo Ardesio MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2015-01-26T13:04:00-05:00 >2015-01-26T13:52:31-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In 1969 Reyner Banham in his book <a href=";redir_esc=y" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The Architecture of the Well-tempered Environment</strong></a> marked the shift between the concept of interior to that of an artificial environment. Technology and new human needs in fact had become an integral part of architecture, defining a new paradigm to describe indoor space, that it was not any longer a concern of the singular living-cell but rather of its internal atmosphere.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">issue 21 of MONU</a></strong> describes the current development and the extreme consequences of what this Interior Urbanism means. As <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em><strong>Brendan Cormier</strong></em></a><em> </em>emphasizes in his article <strong>Some Notes Towards an Interior Archipelago</strong>: &ldquo;90% of our lives are spent inside. Urban life is an interior affair.&rdquo; This statement manifests the necessity to invert the canonical approach to read and plan cities, unfolding a new possible stream of research which considers how architecture affects our everyday life.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Climate, or the need to erase the atmospheric conditions, is one of the trigger factors of the production o...</p> Relocation or Adaptation: Copenhagen Braces for Climate Change Nicholas Korody 2015-01-26T12:51:00-05:00 >2015-01-26T12:51:52-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Should a storm, flood or rising sea levels hit the Danish capital again, the bucolic mini-parks will turn into water basins, the hills essentially functioning as the sides of a bowl. Thanks to a new pipe system, the squares will even be able to collect water from surrounding buildings&rsquo; roofs. Surrounding streets will, for their part, be turned into &ldquo;cloudburst boulevards.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Get Lectured: Boston Architectural College, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-01-26T12:48:00-05:00 >2015-01-26T12:48:57-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The next featured poster comes from the Boston Architectural College with their Spring '15 Student Lecture Series, "Imagine This".</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>Unless noted, lectures take place at 6 p.m. in Cascieri Hall at 320 Newbury. Free and open to the public.</p><p><em>Feb 11</em><br><strong>Jimenez Lai </strong>/ Founder, Bureau Spectacular<br>"Rainbows, Clouds &amp; You"</p><p><em>March 11</em><br><strong>Alexandra Lange</strong> / Architecture and Design Critic, Author<br>"Apples &amp; Oranges: The Strange Bedfellows of Architectural Criticism"</p><p><em>March 12</em><br><strong>Anapuma Kundoo</strong> / Architect and Educator<br>"Building Knowledge"&nbsp;</p><p><em>April 8</em><br><strong>Diana Ramirez-Jasso</strong> / Associate Provo...</p> Aaron Betsky To Lead Taliesin West Orhan Ayyüce 2015-01-25T19:10:00-05:00 >2015-01-26T19:15:46-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;I look forward to continuing the tradition of experimental architecture he did so much to define.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Betsky seems to be the man of the hour these days, writing popularly&nbsp;discussive&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">articles</a> in defense of architecture and participating in <a href=";mode=news&amp;src=tyah&amp;lang=en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">social media</a>. Congratulations and looking forward to seeing&nbsp;what becomes of the heavily branded institution in need of a new life.</p> The Five Thousand Pound Life: Water Jeremy Delgado 2015-01-25T11:41:00-05:00 >2015-01-25T11:41:48-05:00 <p>Hadley and Peter Arnold of The Arid Lands Institute will be speaking at the February 7th installment of <strong>The Five Thousand Pound Life:</strong>&nbsp;<strong>Water</strong>.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>The Five Thousand Pound Life</strong> is an initiative of The Architectural League of New York on new ways of thinking and acting on architecture, climate change, and our economic future.&nbsp;The February 7th symposium will be focused on issues of water supply in the context of climate change.</p><p><img alt="" src="">&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Speakers include: Al Appleton, Hadley Arnold, Peter Arnold, Maria&nbsp;Arquero de Alarc&oacute;n, Ila Berman, Kevin Bone, Rosalie Genevro, Henry L. Henderson, Jen Maigret, Peter Mulvaney, Josh Newell, Stephanie Pincetl, and James Wescoat</strong></p><p>Full details via <strong><a href="" target="_blank">The Architectural League</a></strong>:</p><p>4.0 AIA and New York State CEUs</p><p>Organized and presented by The Architectural League and&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design</a>.</p><p>Explore a rich collection of media at&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a>.&nbsp;Follow @The5KL on&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Twitter</a>,<a href="" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, and&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Google +</a>.</p><p><strong>The Five Thousand Pound Life: Water&nbsp;</strong>considers how the energy in...</p> Editor's Picks #402 Nam Henderson 2015-01-24T20:42:00-05:00 >2015-01-25T17:51:13-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;penned an essay on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">White Space: The Architecture of the Art Fair</a>, "<em>the so-called photographic-seamless</em>" and "<em>The aura of art works</em>".</p><p>&nbsp;His conclusion &nbsp;"<em>Art exists now in a strange truce, in which an object is used as the establishing point for a market as much as the market is used as the establishing mechanism of the object</em>".</p><p><strong>Olaf Design Ninja_</strong> &nbsp;thought it was a "<em>hefty piece</em>" and posed the question "<em>so now that the containers of art became art, the architecture, the art has moved on?</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Plus, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;featured <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andrei Zerebecky (left) and Lukasz Kos of Shanghai-based architectural firm Four O Nine</a>, for the latest edition of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UpStarts</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>CurbedLA <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reported</a> that Ray Bradbury&rsquo;s home was demolished by architect Thom Mayne.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eric Chavkin</a>&nbsp;was a "<em>friend and client</em>" of Bradbury and sorry to see the "<em>house go</em>".</p><p>For his part, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;believed "<em>Three underground levels is pretty curious and strong....Going down three floors in Los Angeles is unusual and very artistic concept....</em></p> Problem Plants - Weeds in Ecology, Art and Culture Nam Henderson 2015-01-23T22:57:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T22:58:02-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>the spontaneous plants, remain wild in the city, choosing to live among us. What allows these plants, the successful weeds of the city, to thrive in sidewalk cracks and rubble piles while valued native species retreat to rural landscapes? What are the characteristics of a successful invaders, colonizers and pioneers?</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ellie Irons</a>&nbsp;on&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nativeness, Biodiversity, and Urban Flora in the Anthropocene</a>.</p> The Architecture Salary Poll, visualized Lian Chikako Chang 2015-01-23T20:56:00-05:00 >2015-01-25T19:53:00-05:00 <p>For a few years, Archinect has been collecting anonymous salary, satisfaction, and other juicy job-related data through its <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Salary Poll</a>. It's a great resource--a Glassdoor for the architecture world--and Archinect has shared this dataset with ACSA in order for us to conduct some visualization and analysis.</p><p>We've created an <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interface</a>&nbsp;where you can explore people's career stories visually. Green faces are higher earners, red faces are low earners. You can see if people are happy or sad, and mouse over to get all the details. Filter the results to hone in on the people you want to hear from.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>At <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this same page on ACSA's website</a>, there are a few more charts that compare salary and satisfaction to years of experience. For example, this one compares the median (middle) earnings and satisfaction for people at corporate, boutique, starchitect, specialist, and sole proprietor firms.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>We also compared earnings and satisfaction by job title.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The other interactive piece sorts the faces ...</p> Special interest money kills Nashville's "Amp" BRT aspirations Alexander Walter 2015-01-23T20:25:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T20:36:19-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Nashville&rsquo;s bid to build its first high-capacity transit line is dead, the Tennessean is reporting today. It&rsquo;s a victory for the Koch brothers-funded local chapter of Americans for Prosperity and a defeat for the city&rsquo;s near-term hopes of transitioning to less congested, more sustainable streets. The project, known as the Amp, called for a 7-mile busway linking growing East Nashville to downtown and parts of the city&rsquo;s west end.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Rome Community Ring 2015-01-23T19:59:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T19:59:09-05:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Registration deadline extended for 2015 SARA | NY Design Awards Justine Testado 2015-01-23T17:18:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T17:19:17-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="851" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If you want a chance to win in the 2015 SARA | NY Design Awards, take note that the registration deadline has been extended to <strong>February 9</strong>. Already registered? Just be sure to send your submissions by February 23.</p><p>All architects, designers, engineers, artists, students, and related fields are welcome. Built or unbuilt works are accepted in any of the following competition categories:</p><p>For categories 1-8, entrant must be a Registered Architect.<br>For categories 9-12, Architects, Designers, Artists, and Students are encouraged to enter.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>CATEGORY<br>BUILDING</p><p>1. Housing<br>2. Education/ Institutional<br>3. Commercial (Industrial/ Retail)<br>4. Interior Design<br>5. Rehabilitation/ Remodeling<br>6. Conceptual/ Theoretical Projects<br>7. Small Projects<br>8. Sustainable Design</p><p>NON-BUILDING</p><p>9. The Arts - including but not limited to Architectural Graphics, Furniture, Photography, Lighting, Landscape, and Product Design<br>10. Strategic Planning/ Facility Studies/ Urban Design Studies<br>11. Computer Generated Architectural Rendering/ Ani...</p> Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Furniture" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-01-23T15:43:00-05:00 >2015-01-24T03:02:46-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="766" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People </a>profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip: </strong>use the handy <a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Furniture</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">office 04 / Tribal DDB</a> in Amsterdam, the Netherlands by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">i29 interior architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rua</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LARUS DESIGN</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT Beaver</a> Works in Cambridge, MA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Merge Architects</a>; Photo: John Horner Photography/David Bragdon</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Classroom 2 Everywhere</a> in New York, NY by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rise Projects LLC</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woods Loft</a> in New York, NY by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Specht Harpman</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bottles' Congress</a> in Braga, Portugal by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tiago do Vale Arquitectos</a>; Photo: Jo&atilde;o Morgado</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SKEL_Bench</a> in Cambridge, MA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alfredo Pimentel</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Giving Shelter" Benefit for FixNation (a.k.a. the "Cat Condo")</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">team RNL</a> (Jeffrey Anglada, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Joshua Reitz</a>, James Sarratori, Colin Winchell); Photo: Grey Crawford</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr;...</p> Get Lectured: University of New Mexico, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-01-23T15:22:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T15:27:48-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="794" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Today's poster comes from the University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning.</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>Unless noted, lectures begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Garcia Honda Auditorium in George Pearl Hall.</p><p><em>Jan 23</em><br><strong>Stefan Behnisch</strong> / Behnisch Architekten</p><p><em>Jan 30</em><br><strong>Alberto Perez-Gome</strong>z / McGill University</p><p><em>Feb 6</em><br><strong>Nancy Meem Wirth</strong> / Preservationist - Santa Fe, NM</p><p><em>Feb 13</em><br><strong>Nataly Gattegno + Jason Kelly Johnson</strong> / Co-founders, Future Cities Lab, California College of the Arts</p><p><em>Feb 20</em><br><strong>Gregg Pasquarelli /</strong> SHoP Architects</p><p><em>Feb 27</em><br><strong>Martin Stupich</strong> / Photographer -&nbsp; Albuquerque, NM</p><p><em>March 6</em><br><strong>Ruth Wilmore ...</strong></p> Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House to reopen once again in February Justine Testado 2015-01-23T14:22:00-05:00 >2015-01-26T10:50:27-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In the heart of Hollywood's Barnsdall Park, Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House will officially reopen on February 13, as recently announced by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell, and the Barnsdall Park Art Foundation. This isn't the first time the iconic house has been restored, but the latest renovation focused on bringing back the house, and all its decorative details, to its original early 20th century state. The conservation effort took place from 2008 to 2014 and cost $4,359,000.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The Hollyhock House was Frank Lloyd Wright's first residence in Los Angeles. Pennsylvanian oil heiress and arts enthusiast Aline Barnsdall commissioned Wright to build the house -- which was named after her favorite flower -- as her own venue for producing avant-garde plays. It later became a performing arts complex including Barnsdall's private residence. Construction began in 1919 but came to a halt in 1921 when Barnsdall fired Wright, primarily due to costs.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Nonetheless, the hou...</p> Quo vadis, Charleston architecture? Alexander Walter 2015-01-23T14:15:00-05:00 >2015-01-26T22:03:34-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Long accustomed to basing its reputation on the grandeur of its old buildings, the city now finds it almost impossible to agree on how to build new ones. In recent months, traditionalists have blocked efforts to introduce contemporary architecture in the historic core [...]. Modernists are rolling their eyes at new buildings that copy traditional styles, arguing that they pervert a record of architectural progress long documented in mortar and stone.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Don't miss these heated discussions on the subject matter:</p><ul><li><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clemson scraps its modern building plan</a></p></li><li><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Clemson University architecture building set to test Charleston's limits on context</a></p></li></ul> 2015 Robert A.M. Stern Architects Travel Fellowship 2015-01-23T13:32:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T13:32:41-05:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Qatar Courthouse Competition entry by AGi architects, awarded second prize AGi architects 2015-01-23T07:09:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T13:24:51-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="423" border="0" title="" alt="" /><ul><li><strong>The structural order as reference to the brutalist utopias has marked the proposal for this institutional building.</strong></li><li><strong>It is designed on two basic grids that are site driven, one linking it to its immediate context and the second to the larger context of Doha.</strong></li></ul><p><strong>Madrid, </strong><strong>22nd January 2015- </strong>The proposal developed by <a href="" target="_blank">AGi architects</a> for the <strong><a href="!works/institutional-architecture-qatar-courthouse" target="_blank">Qatar Courthouse</a></strong> restricted competition, organized by the Qatar Government, has been awarded <strong>second prize.</strong></p><p><strong>More than </strong><strong>30 design teams</strong> submitted their projects to this restricted invitation to tender organized in November 2014 and only <strong>four were shortlisted</strong>. The final decision on the winning project has been announced this week.</p><p><em>&ldquo;We are very pleased to have reached the final stage of the competition and being able to transfer to our design proposal all the values and responses that an institutional program of this scope requires&rdquo;</em>, said <strong>Joaqu&iacute;n Perez-Goicoechea</strong>, partner and co-founder of AGi architects along with &nbsp;<strong>Nasser Abulhasan</strong>.</p><p><strong>Qatar Courthouse, AGi architect...</strong></p> Megataaaall Shanghai Tower enters final construction phase Justine Testado 2015-01-22T20:44:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T21:00:22-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="1086" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Shanghai Tower is projected to be the one megatall tower to be completed this year, according to The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>2014 Tall Building Data Research Report</em></a>. Designed by 2DEFINE Architecture/Gensler, the 632-meter structure recently began its final construction phase.</p><p>The approximately US$4.2 billion Shanghai Tower will complete a majestic -- if not overwhelming -- trio of supertall buildings in the Lujiazui neighborhood of Shanghai's developing commercial district Pudong. The adjacent Jin Mao Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Center represent "China's past" and "China's present", respectively, whereas the Shanghai Tower will symbolize "China's future."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The tower's final phase is focused on constructing the buildings interior, which includes the first several floors and the top floors, said Chief Architect and&nbsp;2DEFINE Architecture founder Marshall Strabala in a statement. It will have 121 stories above ground and 5 stories beneath, and a total ar...</p> 2015 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship 2015-01-22T20:35:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T20:36:02-05:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Give Frank Gehry Back His East River Project in NYC Diane Pham 2015-01-22T20:13:00-05:00 >2015-01-25T20:17:49-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Why not ask Howard Hughes to abandon its current plan and do something really wonderful and revive the Guggenheim plan for Gehry&rsquo;s gargantuan palace of titanium ribbons? The residential conversion of so many major office buildings is going, eventually, to create a need for new office buildings. Gehry&rsquo;s plan could be enlarged gracefully to accommodate both offices and condominiums and rebalance the famous Lower Manhattan skyline...</p></em><br /><br /><p>Does Gehry still the chops to revive Lower Manhattan? One former <em>New York Times </em>architecture critic, Carter B. Horsley, proposes bringing Gehry's aborted idea for South Street Seaport back to life. The plan would replace SHoP Architect's recently scaled-back design for the waterfront site.</p>