Archinect 2016-09-30T23:19:38-04:00 Archinect's Must-Do Picks for Archtober 2016 - Week 1 (Oct. 1-8) Archinect 2016-09-30T19:58:00-04:00 >2016-09-30T20:19:30-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>New York City is ready to kick off another eventful <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archtober</a>! Starting October 1, the city-wide festival has 31 days of exhibitions, lectures, conferences, films, tours, and other fun public events that celebrate the significance of architecture and design in everyday life.&nbsp;</p><p>Archinect and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> are happy to be media sponsors for the sixth year in a row. From Archtober's lengthy&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">calendar of events</a>,&nbsp;we&nbsp;picked some highlights for Week 1, October 1-8:</p><p><a href=";evtid=9829" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Authenticity and Innovation Symposium | October 1</strong></a><br><em>This symposium will discuss the questions raised from the Authenticity and Innovation exhibition. Listen to a conversation on topics like the relationship between preservation and gentrification, why new businesses like older buildings, and more</em></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter | October 1 - January 22, 2017 </strong></a><br><em>This exhibition&nbsp;explores how contemporary architecture and design have addressed notions of shelter in light of global refugee emergencies. Once considered temporary settle...</em></p> Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Stairs" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-09-30T17:32:00-04:00 >2016-09-30T17:35:52-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" 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>Stairs</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nardini Research Centre and Auditorium</a> in Vicenza, Italy by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Fuksas</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sulwhasoo Flagship Store</a> in Seoul, South Korea by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neri&amp;Hu Design and Research Office</a>; Photo: Pedro Pegenaute</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Home for dependent elderly people and nursing home</a> in Orbec, France by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dominique Coulon &amp; associ&eacute;s</a>; Photo: Eugeni Pons</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Real de Hacienda</a> in Mexico City by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sobrado + Ugalde Arquitectos</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chelsea Eco Duplex</a> in New York, NY by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wunderground architecture + design</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Z53</a> in Mexico City by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAPmx</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blumenhaus</a> in Zurich, Switzerland by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wiel Arets Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marubi National Museum of Photography</a> in Shkod&euml;r, Albania by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Casanova + Hernandez Architecten</a>; Phot...</p> Get Lectured: University of Michigan, Fall '16 Justine Testado 2016-09-30T15:17:00-04:00 >2016-09-30T15:17:33-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="665" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Gearing up for another eventful school year this fall?&nbsp;Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;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. Mark those calendars!</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em></em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>Check out a selection of upcoming lecture events this fall at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Michigan,&nbsp;Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning</a>. Be on the lookout for lectures from Neil Denari, ACADIA Conference Keynote Elizabeth Diller, panel discussions, and more.</p><p><strong>Oct 4</strong><br>The Case for Regional Transit: Catherine Ross, "What if Transit Works?"</p><p><strong>Oct 4</strong><br>Xavier Vendrell, "Professionals and/or Magicians revised version"</p><p><strong>Oct 7</strong><br>Practice Session No. 3 Lecture: Neil Denari, "The Same and the Different"&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Oct 11</strong><br>Lecture: Louis Becker / Henning Larsen Architect...</p> BIG-designed "The Spiral" Hudson Yards tower is inching closer to becoming reality Alexander Walter 2016-09-30T13:47:00-04:00 >2016-09-30T18:39:08-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Everything is spiraling into place for Tishman Speyer. The developer officially filed plans Thursday for the Spiral, an&nbsp;office skyscraper that is slated to cost $3.2 billion. [...] It is being designed by Bjarke Ingels , the Danish architect behind the 2 World Trade Center redesign and VIA57.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The (hotly debated) project previously in the Archinect news:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG's concept for a spiraling-landscape tower in NYC's Hudson Yards</a></p><p>Related stories:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Introducing Bjarke Ingels' floating student housing, "Urban Rigger"</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Play "Arkinoid" arcade on BIG's website</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels gets the Rolling Stone treatment</a></li></ul> An ambitious plan to overhaul Penn Station, by moving Madison Square Garden Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-09-30T13:21:00-04:00 >2016-09-30T17:17:26-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="398" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Penn Station is much more than a transportation center. As the heart of the Northeast Corridor rail system, it has the potential to link downtown to downtown along the Eastern Seaboard in a way far more economical, expedient and environmentally sustainable than air travel. But while the governor&rsquo;s recently announced plan is a step toward this goal, more must be done. What we propose in addition is a completely new commuter station on the site of Madison Square Garden</p></em><br /><br /><p>The proposed plan for Penn Station's redesign comes by way of&nbsp;Vishaan Chakrabarti, founder of the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Practice for Architecture and Urbanism</a>.&nbsp;Previously, Chakrabarti was&nbsp;the director of Manhattan's Department of City Planning under former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, where he also oversaw prior refurbishment plans for the station.</p><p>Previously, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo had released a plan to bring Penn Station up to speed (it was designed for a third of its current 650,000 daily commuters). But while the Governor's plan, headed by SOM, is focused mostly on utility, Chakrabarti's plan (as he writes for&nbsp;<em>The Times</em>) aims to provide the city with a grand public space&mdash;by physically relocating Madison Square Garden (an idea that has been floated <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">before</a>) to honor the original station's legacy where travelers <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"entered the city like a god"</a>.</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Governor Cuomo Announces New Penn Station Private-Public Partnership RFP" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Governor Cuomo Announces New Penn Station Private-Public Partnership RFP</a></li><li><a title="Selective memory: Old Penn Station, ruined before it was ruined" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Selective memory: Old Penn Station, ruined before it ...</a></li></ul> Frank Gehry, Liz Diller, Rem Koolhaas and Others Share Crucial Moments in Their Education Julia Ingalls 2016-09-30T12:19:00-04:00 >2016-09-30T13:54:08-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What is the role of education in shaping a visionary architect? Several contemporary architects reflect on how the environment, curriculum, and tangential opportunities of their formal learning influenced and shaped their design sensibility.</p> Peter Zellner to launch the Free School of Architecture, a tuition-free, experimental architecture school Nicholas Korody 2016-09-29T20:37:00-04:00 >2016-09-30T23:08:40-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architect Peter Zellner of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ZELLNERandCompany</a>&nbsp;(formerly known as Zellner Naecker Architects) is launching a new, tuition-free post-graduate school of architecture dubbed, appropriately,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Free School of Architecture (FSA)</a>. Slated to launch in 2017, the FSA hopes to become a laboratory for new thinking about architecture and how it's taught.</p><p>While a major part of the motivation for starting the school is to explore where &ldquo;architecture education might go&rdquo; without massive financial burdens for students and academic pressures for professors, the FSA also aims to &ldquo;absolve both students and teachers of conforming to established models of thinking,&rdquo; Zellner tells Archinect.</p><p>&ldquo;One might think of FSA as providing an extracurricular or alternative education, less a traditional education,&rdquo; Zellner states. &ldquo;The end goal is to promote new ways of thinking architecture, not to rubber-stamp more academic and/or professional worker bees.&rdquo;</p><p>The FSA is not yet accredited &mdash; Zellner expresses wariness abou...</p> Public art: I Am From St. Johns Gary Garvin 2016-09-29T19:05:00-04:00 >2016-09-29T19:37:49-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="425" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Spiro Kostof, concluding his history, tells us we need "to come to terms with our past and to take shelter and find pride in the continuities of time and place. This is not alone a professional imperative. All of us&mdash;architects and users, environmental policymakers and consumers of such policies&mdash;need to become engaged."&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>This&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">link</a>&nbsp;takes you to the full text of a public artwork in the St. Johns neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. Sharon's words not only provide a link to the past, publicly on view, but also tap a vital democratic spirit, of special relevance this election season.</p> No Sage on Stage: 'Exhibit Columbus' shines loving light on Indiana's architectural hotspot, on Archinect Sessions #83 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-09-29T17:15:00-04:00 >2016-09-30T10:40:54-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Beginning today through October 1, Columbus, Indiana will celebrate its architectural history and identity with its very first&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Exhibit Columbus</a>&mdash;an annual event alternating between a symposium and a design exhibition. Known for its rich architectural holdings of work by Eero and Eliel Saarinen, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kevin Roche</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">I.M. Pei</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deborah Berke</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richard Meier</a>, Robert Venturi and others, Columbus has earned its "Athens of the prairie" tagline, and Exhibit Columbus hopes to honor that proud tradition into the future.</p><p>We're joined by key members of Exhibit Columbus, Richard McCoy (director of the symposium's parent company, Landmark Columbus) and Joshua Coggeshall (partner at Shimizu + Coggeshall and co-director of next year's Ball State University installations) to discuss the city's architectural heritage, and what's planned for this year's inaugural symposium.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 83 of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "No Sage on Stage":</p><ul></ul><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo ...</li></ul> David Erdman appointed as the Chair of Graduate Architecture and Urban Design at Pratt Nicholas Korody 2016-09-29T16:59:00-04:00 >2016-09-30T01:39:10-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Pratt Institute has named David Erdman, co-founding director of the award-winning design firm <em>davidclovers*</em>, as the Chair of Graduate Architecture and Urban Design. Erdman succeeds William MacDonald, who will now serve as a full-time professor.</p><p>Erdman previously taught at the University of Hong Kong as an assistant professor as well as at the University of California, Los Angeles, among other schools. Erdman is also a co-founder of <em>servo</em>, a design studio whose work has been exhibited at MoMA and the Centre Pompidou.</p><p>&ldquo;I am honored and excited to serve as the newly appointed GAUD chairperson and to join such a highly esteemed institution located in one of the most culturally vibrant neighborhoods of the city,&rdquo; Erdman states in the press release.</p><p>For more news from Pratt, follow these links:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Get a peek inside Pratt's new Film/Video Department building by WASA/Studio A</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pratt Institute to offer masters in "Placemaking and Management"</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pratt Institute Student Wins 2012 Gensler Brinkmann Scholars...</a></li></ul> Paulo Mendes da Rocha wins RIBA Royal Gold Medal Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-09-29T14:11:00-04:00 >2016-09-30T13:59:42-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Paulo Mendes da Rocha is attracting international recognition once again as he continues to rack up top-tier lifetime achievement awards this year. [...] Awarded since 1848 and approved by the Queen of England, the Gold Medal is awarded to an individual or a group of people who have significantly influenced &ldquo;the advancement of architecture either directly or indirectly&rdquo;. da Rocha is the second Brazilian architect to win the accolade, joining Oscar Niemeyer who won it in 1998.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Paulo Mendes da Rocha is most known for his work establishing what would become Brazilian Brutalism. From Bustler:</p><p><em>Spearheading the Brutalist movement in his native Sao Paulo,&nbsp;da Rocha is credited for transforming the city&nbsp;with his numerous cultural buildings, which are typically designed in&nbsp;exposed concrete&nbsp;and rough finishes.&nbsp;Born in 1928, da Rocha's architecture career kicked off&nbsp;at a young age when he won the competition to&nbsp;design the gymnasium in the Paulistano Athletics Club (pictured [below]) at&nbsp;age&nbsp;29.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>On the occasion of da Rocha's win, RIBA President and chair of the selection committee Jane Duncan said, "Mendes da Rocha&rsquo;s work typifies the architecture of 1950s Brazil &ndash; raw, chunky and beautifully &lsquo;brutal&rsquo; concrete.&rdquo; Some of his most notable Brazilian projects being: Saint Peter Chapel (1987) [below], the Brazilian Sculpture Museum MuBE (1988), Patriach Plaza (1992-2002), the Pinacoteca do Estado gallery (1993) [second below] and the FIESP Cultural Center (1997).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>da Rocha exp...</p> "Great brutalist buildings, it turns out, have soul" Julia Ingalls 2016-09-29T13:27:00-04:00 >2016-09-29T14:31:36-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="214" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In this thoughtful ode to the unexpected charms of brutalism, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Felix Salmon</a> explores why the formerly nightmarish architectural style is experiencing a renaissance, or at least a renewed appreciation. Salmon's observation that ubiquitous, unimaginative glass towers have replaced brutalism as the new hated icon of class strife is ace:</p><p>"The international style evolved, and not well. What used to be aspirational started becoming an in-your-face statement of conspicuous consumption. The gauche gaudiness of was embraced not only where you might expect it (the Wynn towers of Las Vegas, say), but also in places with real history, such as New York City. Go to Columbus Circle today, for instance, and you&rsquo;ll see Christian de Portzamparc&rsquo;s billionaire condos at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One57</a> face off against 'a 1950s international style glass skyscraper in a 1980s gold lame party dress,' as Muschamp described&nbsp;the Trump International Hotel. Such erections generate almost as much hatred today as the worst mistakes of brut...</p> Mayor of London launches probe into the impact of foreign investment in city's real estate Nicholas Korody 2016-09-29T12:58:00-04:00 >2016-09-29T12:58:03-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>London mayor Sadiq Khan is to launch the UK&rsquo;s most comprehensive inquiry into the impact of foreign investment flooding London&rsquo;s housing market, amid growing fears about the scale of gentrification and spiralling housing costs in the capital. Khan said there are &ldquo;real concerns&rdquo; about the surge in the number of homes being bought by overseas investors, adding that the inquiry would map the scale of the problem for the first time.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In related news:</p><ul><li><a href="" target="_blank">As a new class of super rich investors displace the traditional elite, average Londoners are pushed further and further outside the city limits</a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">Overcrowding on London's canals</a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">To live in London you can't be a Londoner</a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">London fails to achieve any targets for affordable housing</a></li></ul> Needle exchange: a look at Herzog & de Meuron's transformative "needle" tower development in DTLA's arts district Julia Ingalls 2016-09-29T12:56:00-04:00 >2016-09-29T18:08:17-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="496" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The name of Herzog and de Meuron's proposed new development for downtown Los Angeles' <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">arts district</a>, 6 AM, seems like an hour/mindset that most of its current residents experience only because they stayed up much too late. But no one can stop the dawn of high-concept gentrification from breaking all over the district of former abandoned warehouses, especially when that concept promises to embody the so-called "DNA"of Los Angeles.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>According to an <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">article by Frances Anderton</a>, de Meuron purposefully nixed medium height buildings from 6 AM's design in favor of nose-bleed high rises and squat, table-like mixed-use structures, as this was reflective of how he views Los Angeles:</p><p>&ldquo;The high rise for us is important to make a difference between the low and the high because I think this is a part of specificity of Los Angeles.&nbsp;It&rsquo;s either flat or it&rsquo;s high. You don&rsquo;t have in between&nbsp;bulky&nbsp;buildings. So (we&rsquo;d) rather do extremely low and then you go higher. (The towers are)&nbsp;needle like &mdash; it shows...</p> If Only I Had Known: Advice for Prospective Architecture Students, from Former Students Nicholas Korody 2016-09-29T12:16:00-04:00 >2016-09-30T08:30:57-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Anyway you slice it, the decision to go to architecture school is a big one&mdash;one of the biggest you may make. Architecture school is notorious for its grueling academic culture, so get used to sleeping under a desk. It&rsquo;s also long (up to five years for a B.Arch, and two to 3.5 years for an M.Arch usually). Perhaps most importantly, today&rsquo;s sky-high tuition usually necessitates taking on some <a href="" target="_blank">debt</a>, particularly if you&rsquo;re studying in the United States. So is it worth it?</p> odD House 1.0 by odD+ Architects Lucas Correa-Sevilla 2016-09-29T11:40:00-04:00 >2016-09-30T13:19:05-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Urb. Auqu&iacute; Chico, Quito, Ecuador</p><p>&#8232;&#8232;Type: Residential</p><p>&#8232;Client: Private</p><p>&#8232;Size: 412m2&#8232;</p><p>Status: Completed,</p><p>Awards: Premio al Ornato Ciudad de Quito 2015, National Heritage Building&#8232;Photos: Jean Claude Constant</p><p>odD House 1.0 located in Quito, Ecuador&nbsp;was conceived as a therapeutic experiment for a client suffering from bipolar disorder, and a change of lifestyle for him and his family after living in a rustic home for over 30 years.</p><p>Facing very specific demands from the client and realizing the complexity of his condition, the architects conceived the house as a therapeutic vessel. This was done by encouraging the client to be an active part of the design and construction process (active stimuli) and by meticulously designing each space and every element within that space by applying the concept of serialism; pattern in the floors, ceilings, and walls gave every space a different rhythm and characteristic. These detailed elements of repetition/replication became visual means to stimulate the cl...</p> IN(3D)USTRY - The Show Sponsor 2016-09-29T03:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-29T12:09:00-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IN(3D)USTRY From Needs to Solutions</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>The first edition of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IN(3D)USTRY From Needs to Solutions</a>, which took place from June 21st to June 23rd 2016 at Fira de Barcelona, successfully introduced an entirely new concept for exploring the possibilities offered by additive manufacturing and 3D printing across four key industrial sectors.</p><p>The event showcased both the present of additive manufacturing, as well as its promising future, by focusing on the challenges 3D printing presents, and offering innovative, pioneering, and state-of-the-art solutions to manufacturers&rsquo; specific needs.</p><p>Over the three-day event, prominent international speakers took to the stage to describe their experiences with additive manufacturing in the four most important vertical sectors: Aerospace &amp; Automotive, Healthcare, Architecture &amp; Habitat, and Consumer &amp; Retail Goods.</p><p>This unique approach stimulated participants to explore the many different solutions already offered by additive man...</p> Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #110 Justine Testado 2016-09-28T18:16:00-04:00 >2016-09-29T15:14:56-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Searching for a job? Archinect's&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;Weekly Round-Up can help start off your hunt amid the hundreds of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">active listings</a>&nbsp;on our job board. If you've been following the feature on our&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work.</p><p>Here are the latest&nbsp;<em>EOTD</em>-featured firms:</p><p>1. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Martin 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>2. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Zerafa Studio</strong></a> (<a href=";type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Junior Architectural Designer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>3. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>UCLA A.UD</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=""><br><br>4.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>New York City Department of Parks &amp; Recreation</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="" 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=""><br><em>Photo:&nbsp;Anthony Quintano/Flickr</em></p><p>Keep track of&nbsp;<em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Employer of the Day</a>&nbsp;</em>by following&nbsp;Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest</a>,&nbsp;or the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Jobs Instagram</a>.</p><p>Need job-hunting or hiring tips? Check out Archinect's&nbsp;<em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EMPLOY(ED)</a></em>&nbsp;series, our&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How to write a great architecture job ad</a>&nbsp;feature, or learn straight from the firms in the new <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>How To Get A Jo...</em></a></p> How to paint an architect Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-09-28T17:32:00-04:00 >2016-09-29T18:09:37-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="680" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Ralph Simons'] portrait is the earliest known example of what became the conventional manner of depicting an architect by having him holding one of these instruments of his profession. [...] Needless to say, this tradition is dying &ndash; and not just because architects don&rsquo;t use compasses, or draw, any more (how do you represent computer-aided design software in a painting?).</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on the architect's image:</p><ul><li><a title="&ldquo;sensitive, but not girly&rdquo; &ndash; pinning down the typical Hollywood architect" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;sensitive, but not girly&rdquo; &ndash; pinning down the typical Hollywood architect</a></li><li><a title="Watch the official trailer for Tomas Koolhaas' upcoming documentary, 'REM'" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Watch the official trailer for Tomas Koolhaas' upcoming documentary, 'REM'</a></li><li><a title='"Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect" documentary announced for 2016' href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect" documentary announced for 2016</a></li></ul> Why the design of prisons matters Nicholas Korody 2016-09-28T17:22:00-04:00 >2016-09-29T15:35:23-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>the world&rsquo;s prisons are home to an estimated 10 million people globally and this number is rising. The world&rsquo;s prison population has gone up 10% since 2004, and in some countries, such as Indonesia, the increase has been as high as 183% [...] Architecture sends a silent message to everyone walking into any place. It tells you what to expect and where the limits of behaviour are. Prisons are the same.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>In my view, design is crucial to creating an environment in which prisoners can live and not become institutionalised. This means providing spaces for staying in contact with families, work, education, and playing sport.</em></p><p>For more on carceral architectures, follow these links:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rikers Island is an environmental (and human) catastrophe</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What do museums have in common with prisons? More than you might think, according to artist Andrea Fraser</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Raphael Sperry, President of Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility, on the "hauntingly real" computer game, "Prison Architect"</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How one California prison is betting on architecture to decrease recidivism rates</a></li></ul> Get Lectured: University of Texas at Arlington, 2016-17 Justine Testado 2016-09-28T14:19:00-04:00 >2016-09-29T11:55:08-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="728" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Gearing up for another eventful school year this fall?&nbsp;Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;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. Mark those calendars!</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em></em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>See what 2016-17 events are in store for the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Texas at Arlington School of Architecture</a>, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.</p><p><strong>Sept 28</strong><br>Burton Baldridge / Baldridge Architects,&nbsp;UT Austin School of Architecture</p><p><strong>Oct 3</strong><br>Dwayne Oyler / Oyler Wu Collaborative, SCI-Arc</p><p><strong>Oct 26</strong><br>reDefining the Relationship Panel Discussion<br>Norma Lehman (The Beck Group), Thad Reeves (A.GRUPPO), Brian Rex (South Dakota State U.)<br>moderated by Joshua Nason (UTA)</p><p><strong>Nov 16</strong><br>E.B. Min + Jeffrey L. Day / Min | Day, CCA - San Francisco, CA,&nbsp;University of Nebr...</p> Lloyd Wright's LA Samuel-Novarro House for sale Nicholas Korody 2016-09-28T13:38:00-04:00 >2016-09-28T19:44:49-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Samuel Novarro House in Los Angeles, designed by Lloyd Wright, the son of Frank Lloyd Wright, has just been put up for sale. Built in 1928, the Art Deco house has been restored and comes with original Wrightian accents throughout, such as oxidized copper accents.</p><p>Located in ritzy &ldquo;the Oaks&rdquo; neighborhood of Los Feliz, the home has a stunning pool and equally lovely landscaping. The 3-bedroom, 3-bath house also comes equipped with a recently restored kitchen. The house is listed for&nbsp;$4.295 million and was previously sold for $3.8 million.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>[Correction] Originally this article stated the architect of this house was Frank Lloyd Wright. It was Frank Lloyd Wright's son, Lloyd Wright.</p><p>More images in the gallery.</p><p>For more on the Wright family, check out these articles:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright puts his foot down in 'a tribute to the pluck of a salesman'</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">When 'Frank Lloyd Wright' and 'historic designation' are holding back your home&rsquo;s value, what&rsquo;s a seller to do?</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Jersey&rsquo;s Oldest and Largest Frank...</a></li></ul> National Building Museum selects Studio Gang to design 2017 "Summer Block Party" installation Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-09-28T13:37:00-04:00 >2016-09-28T14:06:19-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Studio Gang has worked with the museum before, on its 2003&nbsp;<em>Masonry Variations&nbsp;</em>exhibition and as a part of the 2009&nbsp;<em>Transforming Skylines and Communities</em>&nbsp;series. While designs for the installation won't be fleshed out until early 2017, it will most likely follow in the playful, accessible style of previous Summer Block Party installations by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Snarkitecture</a>, and most recently, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">James Corner Field Operations</a>.</p><p>The museum's aim is for the designers to create "innovative, interactive experiences that temporarily transform the Museum&rsquo;s historic home and challenge visitor perceptions of the built environment." Studio Gang's appointment to next year's installation comes on the heels of the closing of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">James Corner Field Operations' "ICEBERGS" pavilion</a>&nbsp;earlier this month.</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Jeanne Gang wins Architect of the Year in 2016's Women in Architecture Awards" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jeanne Gang wins Architect of the Year in 2016's Women in Architecture Awards</a></li><li><a title="A peek at Jeanne Gang's Flintstones-esque addition to the Museum of Natural History" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A peek at Jeanne Gang's Flintstones-esque addition to the Museum of Natural History</a></li><li><a title="Jeanne Gang and the Greening of Chicago" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jeanne Gang and the Greening of Chicago</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thom...</a></li></ul> Apple plan to open a huge campus in London’s Battersea Power Station Ellen Hancock 2016-09-28T12:31:00-04:00 >2016-09-28T12:31:06-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Apple will open a mega-campus inside London&rsquo;s Battersea Power Station in a major boon for the developers behind the Grade II-listed building&rsquo;s regeneration. The tech giant will take over 500,000 sq ft of the power station&rsquo;s Boiler House, spanning six floors. Around 1,4000 staff are expected to move into the Apple campus in 2021.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Take a look back at Archinect's coverage of the Battersea Power Station development:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First images of BIG&rsquo;s Malaysia Square in London&rsquo;s Battersea Power Station</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG appointed to design public square for revamped Battersea Power Station</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry about his Battersea Power Station project, Norman Foster, Mark Zuckerberg</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects imagine a Battersea Power Station rollercoaster conversion</a></li></ul> Learning from 'Learning from Las Vegas' with Denise Scott Brown, Part I: The Foundation Nicholas Korody 2016-09-28T12:12:00-04:00 >2016-09-29T15:25:20-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="296" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Nearly fifty years ago, <a href="" target="_blank">Denise Scott Brown</a>, her husband <a href="" target="_blank">Robert Venturi</a>, and Steven Izenour brought nine architecture students, two planning students, and two graphic design students to Las Vegas. There they studied the famous, if often derided, Las Vegas Strip, discovering a wealth of meaning in its bright signage. Their findings, published four years later in 1972, became one of the seminal texts of architectural theory and influenced an entire generation of practitioners and thinkers.</p> How to Get a Job at: FXFOWLE Archinect 2016-09-28T11:58:00-04:00 >2016-09-29T08:12:03-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The search for employment is unpredictable and demands unrelenting patience.&nbsp;When you're at your wit's end, it can be tempting to send the same exact resume to what feels like the same <a href="" target="_blank">job ad</a> over and over again. However, no two <a href="" target="_blank">firms</a> are identical.&nbsp;Possessing certain technical skills are required across the industry, but there are particular qualities and red flags that a firm won't always simply list on their job ad. In Archinect's <a href="" target="_blank">&ldquo;How to Get a Job at _____&rdquo;</a>, we asked some architecture firms how candidates can stand out from the crowd when applying to their practice.</p> Canyon House by Aaron Neubert Architects aneubert 2016-09-28T01:49:00-04:00 >2016-09-30T20:20:32-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The site for this 4000 sf residence consists of a steep descending hillside property within<br>the Hollywood Hills. Constructed adjacent to the street to permit access to the foyer and<br>garage, the home&rsquo;s entry experience is developed to screen the courtyard and stair hall<br>from passing automobile lights and noise. In contrast, and due to the potential for<br>panoramic views of Los Angeles and the adjacent Runyon Canyon and Wattles Canyon<br>Parks, our design approach focused on creating transparency at the rear of the home with<br>fixed and operable floor to ceiling glazing, opening the interior to the natural environment.</p><p><br>In addition, the middle level of the home is porous to create semi-autonomous, but<br>connected living spaces. The main stair core was configured as a "stair room" that mediates<br>the three floors of the house. This room is fitted with varying scales and dimensions of<br>stairs, display areas, and materials to enrich the experience and to present the stair as a<br>sculptural element within the cent...</p> Obama calls for zoning overhaul, blames existing laws for rising inequality and unaffordable rents Nicholas Korody 2016-09-27T18:35:00-04:00 >2016-09-29T21:27:49-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Obama administration Monday is calling on cities and counties to rethink their zoning laws, saying that antiquated rules on construction, housing and land use are contributing to high rents and income inequality, and dragging down the U.S. economy as a whole [...] The White House published a &ldquo;toolkit&rdquo; of economic evidence and policy fixes to help local political leaders fight back against the NIMBYs that tend to hold sway over municipal zoning meetings.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In related news:</p><ul><li><a href="" target="_blank">Take a VR tour of Yosemite National Park with President Obama</a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">Obama chooses Jackson Park as the site for his Presidential Center</a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">Stonewall Inn formally declared as national monument</a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects selected to design the Obama Presidential Center</a></li></ul> Salk Institute to be refurbished by The Getty Conservation Institute Julia Ingalls 2016-09-27T14:38:00-04:00 >2016-09-27T15:31:09-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="279" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Fungal biofilm and water sealant failure have added a black patina to the Salk Institute's iconic teak paneling, making the material vulnerable to decay. In order to save what is considered to be one of the world's finest architectural projects (and coolest structural alignment of the sunset save for perhaps <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manhattanhenge</a>), the Getty Conservation Institute undertook three years of careful study and is now ready to start implementing those improvements. &nbsp;</p><p>According to Getty Conservation Institute project specialist Sara Lardinois, &ldquo;The GCI sought to address issues on a long-term basis while preserving cultural significance and addressing the needs of those managing the site. Our aim was to help the Salk Institute incorporate a conservation approach into its overall site management at a critical point in the building&rsquo;s history&mdash;the 50-year mark often coincides with the need for a first major repair in modern buildings.&rdquo;</p><p>For more on all things Louis Kahn:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kimbell&rsquo;s $135 Million Expansion ...</a></li></ul> Pollution-plagued Paris to ban cars from the side of the Seine Nicholas Korody 2016-09-27T13:49:00-04:00 >2016-09-27T14:19:05-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In an effort to curb air pollution, the city council of Paris has approved a controversial plan to pedestrianize the 3.3 km road that runs along the Right Bank of the Seine River. Stretching from the Tuileries Gardens to the Henri-IV tunnel near the Bastille, the road is currently used by some 43,000 cars a day. The plan would replace the roadway with wooden walkways and landscaping, and cost an estimated &euro;8 million.</p><p>The plan is supported by the Socialist government and faces opposition from the country&rsquo;s conservative faction, who argue that it will increase traffic in a city already jam-packed with cars. Nearly 55 percent of Parisians support the plan, according to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>the Independent</em></a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Air pollution in Paris can rival cities like Beijing, and is responsible for over 2,000 deaths per year.</p><p>For more urban initiatives intended to combat air pollution, follow these links:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barcelona's bold new plan to get cars off the road</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Smog-choked Beijing plans "ventilation corridors" to provide much-neede...</a></li></ul>