Archinect 2015-05-30T00:40:57-04:00 Kickstart this! Archinect's Kickstarter picks for May 2015 Justine Testado 2015-05-29T20:52:00-04:00 >2015-05-29T20:58:27-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Take a gander at the latest roundup of Kickstarter and crowdfunding projects for <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's curated Kickstarter page</a>! Here are our picks for May 2015:</p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">20 years of neurotitan gallery in Haus Schwarzenberg, Berlin</a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Berlin's Haus Schwarzenberg is prepping to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their non-commercial urban art gallery NEUROTITAN with special exhibitions, performances, and festivals featuring a stellar line-up of contemporary artists. Haus Schwarzenberg is hoping to secure enough funding to ensure they can book all the artists to participate in the events.</p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Make L&eacute;onie Geisendorf's Villa Delin available for everyone!</a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The historic Villa Delin is on the market. Designed by Polish-born Swedish architect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">L&eacute;onie Geisendorf</a> and built between 1966-1970, the house is a brutalist beauty in a well-to-do residential district in Djursholm, Sweden. Although this Kickstarter didn't work out, it opens up an alternative option of having the house preserved as a public museum that is accessible f...</p> Pennsylvania Student Grant 2015-05-29T19:19:00-04:00 >2015-05-29T19:19:38-04:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> RESHAPE 15 2015-05-29T19:11:00-04:00 >2015-05-29T19:16:33-04:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> LA Design Festival 2015-05-29T18:49:00-04:00 >2015-05-29T18:49:30-04:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Frank Lloyd Wright's La Miniatura finally sells in Pasadena Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-05-29T18:37:00-04:00 >2015-05-29T19:22:28-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Recognized by Wright as the earliest 'Usonian' house, La Miniatura is also the first residence to utilize Wright's highly inventive textile block building system.</p></em><br /><br /><p>After hitting the market in 2013, La Miniatura (aka <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Millard House</a>, 1923) was originally listed at approximately $4.5MM. The final sold price hasn't been made public, but the house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is located in Pasadena's Prospect Historic District &ndash; neighbors include Greene &amp; Greene's Bentz House (1906), and Arthur and Alfred Heineman's Hindry House (1909).</p><p>Wright had said of the house, "I would rather have built this little house than St. Peter's in Rome."</p> Indesem’15 re.craft 2015-05-29T18:29:00-04:00 >2015-05-29T18:29:57-04:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Dwell on Design LA 2015-05-29T18:21:00-04:00 >2015-05-29T18:21:37-04:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Mecanoo's HOME arts centre in Manchester opened by Danny Boyle mecanoo PR 2015-05-29T17:54:00-04:00 >2015-05-29T17:55:32-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>On Thursday 21st May, Academy Award winning director Danny Boyle officially opened HOME, Manchester&rsquo;s new centre for international contemporary art, theatre and film. Over 25,000 people visited the arts centre during its inaugural HOMEwarming weekend. HOME features two theatres, five cinemas, a gallery, restaurant and bars, and was designed by Dutch architecture practice Mecanoo.<br><br><strong>Cultural home</strong><br>HOME is a catalyst for the developments around First Street, giving Manchester a new cultural epicentre where art and people come together. As the base for the new organisation formed by the merger of Cornerhouse and The Library Theatre Company, HOME has been designed to allow for the commissioning, production and presentation of critically engaged and technically complex artistic projects, as well as the hosting of large scale cultural events in the heart of the city. Its striking exterior acts like a beacon, while the welcoming public spaces and social areas within are designed to be inviting ...</p> built: LA maps the age of every building in Los Angeles Alexander Walter 2015-05-29T15:41:00-04:00 >2015-05-29T15:42:34-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="251" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Construction in Los Angeles may have exploded during the postwar era, but as a new interactive map shows, the wide age range of its buildings might surprise you. Using open data from local governments, built: LA visualizes the age of roughly 3 million buildings across L.A. County constructed between 1890 and 2008. Drag your mouse to explore the vast web of communities and neighborhoods, hover over individual properties to discover birth years, and double click to zoom in further. &nbsp;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Working Spaces" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-05-29T14:07:00-04:00 >2015-05-29T14:08:54-04:00 <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 <strong>brand new</strong> board <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Working Spaces</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Weleda</a> in Irvington, 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">MNA Office and Design Studio</a> in New York, NY by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MNA</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KAUST Offices</a> in Arlington, VA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">STUDIOS Architecture</a>; Photo: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bilyana Dimitrova Photography</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shopbop</a> in New York, NY by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SHoP Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archohm Studio</a> in New Delhi, India by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archohm</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban Trifecta</a> in Princeton, NJ by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Hillier</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Strawberry Frog</a> in New York, NY by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Matiz Architecture and Design</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Qualm HQ</a> in Rozenburg, the Netherlands by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sputnik Architecture Urbanism Research</a>; Photo: Ren&eacute; de Wit</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blue Marlin</a> in New York, NY by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOFTlab</a>; Photo: Alan Tansey</p><p>(Cover pic: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">office 04 / Tribal DDB</a> in Amsterdam, the Net...</p> Feast your eyes on Do Ho Suh's immersive home installations in this short film Justine Testado 2015-05-29T14:05:00-04:00 >2015-05-29T15:03:26-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Seoul-based cinematographer and photographer <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nils Clauss</a> put together a new film highlighting the works of esteemed sculptor and installation artist <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Do Ho Suh</a>. Suh's site-specific pieces play with the boundaries of identity and revolve around the physical and metaphorical malleability of space, whether that's captivating viewers into monochromatic structures made of thin translucent fabrics or putting them on edge with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">houses teetering off the roof</a> of a building.</p><p>Clauss' mini film highlights Suh's "Perfect Home" exhibition at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art</a> in Kanazawa, Japan from 2012-2013.</p><p>Spare a few minutes and check out the video below.</p> Arson suspect arrested in connection with downtown LA "Da Vinci" fire Alexander Walter 2015-05-29T12:55:00-04:00 >2015-05-29T14:08:11-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A 56-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson in connection with a fire that destroyed a downtown Los Angeles apartment complex last year, causing tens of millions of dollars in damage to the unfinished structure and a nearby city-owned building [...]. Abdulwali&rsquo;s arrest followed an intense investigation that began even before firefighters fully extinguished the Dec. 8 blaze at the seven-story Da Vinci complex.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="" target="_blank">Bad news for good taste - burnt Da Vinci apartments expected to be rebuilt in 10 months</a></li><li><a title="L.A. fire officials reveal new details about potential suspect in Da Vinci arson case" rel="nofollow" href="" target="_blank">L.A. fire officials reveal new details about potential suspect in Da Vinci arson case</a></li><li><a rel="nofollow" href="" target="_blank">Downtown LA fire determined to be arson... Architecture hate crime?</a></li><li><a rel="nofollow" href="" target="_blank">Huge downtown Los Angeles fire burns towering apartment project</a></li></ul> Frank Gehry 2015-05-28T18:19:00-04:00 >2015-05-28T18:19:16-04:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Cooper Union graduates stage tuition protest at Commencement ceremony Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-05-28T18:17:00-04:00 >2015-05-29T19:26:09-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Cooper Union students pinned red felt squares to their graduation gowns and refused to acknowledge president&nbsp;Jamshed Bharucha, in the latest protest against <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the school's instatement of undergraduate tuition</a>.&nbsp;The protest took place at the 2015 Commencement Ceremony yesterday, and was organized&nbsp;by student activist group <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Free Cooper Union</a>,&nbsp;which <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">has directed</a> a variety of informational and protest actions in response to the landmark tuition decision.</p><p>On May 27, the day of the Ceremony, Free Cooper Union posted the following on Facebook:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>At the ceremony, graduates receiving their diplomas refused to shake hands with President Jamshed Bharucha, who oversaw the school's decision to begin charging undergraduate tuition. Many students in the audience turned their backs on Bharucha during his presidential address. The protest echoed similar actions staged at 2014's Commencement, the year Cooper Union officially began charging.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>In an effort to mitigate a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">lawsuit filed against the schoo</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">l</a> by a stud...</p> Hot Dogs Around the World: James Biber, architect of US Pavilion "American Food 2.0" at EXPO Milan, joins us for Episode #31 of Archinect Sessions Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-05-28T17:49:00-04:00 >2015-05-30T00:23:06-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Inadvertently, this episode is all about food &ndash; where it comes from, where we eat it, and how it shapes national identity. Our discussion on food and design starts in Los Angeles, where&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norm's Restaurant recently received "historic and cultural" landmark status</a>, and a&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">tamale-shaped building</a>&nbsp;strives for the same (just one of LA's many <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">proud programmatic architectures</a>). Shifting east, we extol the multi-uses and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">virtues of Waffle House</a>, and praise the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Waffle House index</a>. This dovetailed across the Atlantic into our interview with&nbsp;James Biber of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Biber Architects</a>&nbsp;about his design for the US Pavilion at the Milan EXPO, entitled "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet</a>". We ask him about balancing corporate and national identities in food, and what it's like having the US State Department as a client.&nbsp;</p><p>Listen to episode thirty-one of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "Hot Dogs Around the World":</p><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 to automatically download n...</li></ul> X-Architects wins competition to design new Mecca master plan with focus on pedestrians Alexander Walter 2015-05-28T14:58:00-04:00 >2015-05-28T15:03:01-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>UAE-based X-Architects has won a competition to design a new masterplan for Makkah, Saudi Arabia - the holiest city in the world for Muslims. [...] &ldquo;We proposed a complex network of pedestrian routes on different levels to enhance the movement during the &ldquo;Nafrah&rdquo; [...] &ldquo;The surrounding roads have either been bridged or tunneled so as to strengthen the pedestrian tissue. This will solve the current situation of the constant crash between people and vehicles.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><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>All images via X-Architects' <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">website</a>. Learn more about the proposal <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>In case you were looking for <em>royal floors </em>and <em>helipads</em>, you may get lucky over here: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World's largest hotel under construction in Mecca &mdash; and it's worse than you thought</a>.</p> Editor's Picks #417 Nam Henderson 2015-05-28T13:45:00-04:00 >2015-05-29T13:12:04-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;spoke on the phone with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Goldberger about the relevance of criticism in the social media age</a>.&nbsp;<strong>davvid</strong> was at least somewhat pleased "<em>Its about time we start talking about this stuff. I'm not convinced that Goldberger has a good handle on it, but at least he's trying</em>". Later <strong>DWLindeman</strong> added "<em>I've always admired Paul Goldberger's support of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown...What I still don't understand, was his support of the Foster plan for the main research branch of the New York Public Library</em>".</p><p>Plus, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;reviewed the much hyped <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A One-Night Stand for Art and Architecture</a>.&nbsp;<strong>b3tadine[sutures]</strong> wondered "<em>why does it come off to me as if this was my mom explaining sex to me?...Where are the closed circuit televisions, the oft rumored illicit video cameras, where is the risk?</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Justine Testado</a>&nbsp;posted the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">news</a> that The Design Museum in London had selected the Category Winners for their <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designs of the Year</a> 2015.&nbsp;<strong>BulgarBlogger</strong>&nbsp;couldn&rsquo;t help complaining ...</p> Archinect's Employer of the Day - Weekly Round-Up #71 Justine Testado 2015-05-28T13:34:00-04:00 >2015-05-28T13:35:07-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" 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>&nbsp;1. <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eric Owen Moss Architects</a></strong> (<a href=";type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marketing Coordinator</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>2. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Morris Architects</strong></a> (<a href=";type=1" 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. <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">cmda design bureau</a></strong> (<a href=";type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Project Manager</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>4. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>ORE Design &amp; Technology</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>Degen &amp; Degen</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>Keep track of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Employer of the Day</em></a> by liking Archinect's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook page</a> or follow the new <em>Employer of the Day</em> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest board</a>.</p><p>Need job-hunting or hiring tips? Check out Archinect's new <em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EMPLOY(ED)</a></em> series.</p> This Bel Air home could be yours for a mere half billion dollars (yes, B-illion) Alexander Walter 2015-05-28T13:08:00-04:00 >2015-05-29T09:22:58-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One of the biggest homes in U.S. history is rising on a Los Angeles hilltop, and the developer hopes to sell it for a record $500 million. Nile Niami, a film producer and speculative residential developer, is pouring concrete in L.A.&rsquo;s Bel Air neighborhood for a compound with a 74,000-square-foot (6,900-square-meter) main residence and three smaller homes, according to city records. [...] including a 5,000-square-foot master bedroom, a 30-car garage and a &ldquo;Monaco-style casino,&rdquo; Niami said.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><em>Rendering of the "largest home built in the U.S. this century." (Image: McClean Design; via</em></p><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Biggest House in the US (according to Curbed) is Now Underway in Bel Air</a></p> Uber HQ headed to San Francisco's Mission Bay Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-05-28T12:29:00-04:00 >2015-05-28T13:47:51-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The heart of the campus, designed by SHoP Architects and interior designer Studio O+A, is a multistory &ldquo;commons&rdquo; &mdash; a glassed-in network of circulation and gathering spaces fronting Third Street. [...] Uber said that the design of the Mission Bay office would mark a departure from the open office plans that have become so trendy in recent years. Instead, the Uber workstations will be arranged in a series of work areas, each with access to shared support and collaborative work zones.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> What should be in your portfolio? Firms tell you what they're looking for and how to get hired Julia Ingalls 2015-05-28T12:15:00-04:00 >2015-05-29T10:50:38-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Putting together a portfolio for a <a href="" target="_blank">job application</a> is practically a design commission in of itself. What projects should be included? How should they be presented? Most importantly, what does the compendium of work say about you, the applicant? After speaking with <a href="" target="_blank">employers</a>, we discovered that the work itself isn&rsquo;t necessarily as important as the <a href="" target="_blank">thought and agility</a> the portfolio demonstrates.</p> The real-life architecture of "Ex Machina" Julia Ingalls 2015-05-28T10:29:00-04:00 >2015-05-29T18:33:25-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="768" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Whether you think Alex Garland's film "Ex Machina" is a mind-bending classic or a future camp hit (the Dancing Scene, anybody?), one thing is certain: the architecture of the real-life Hotel Juvet is stunning. Designed by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jensen &amp; Skovdin Architects</a>, the hotel is located in northwestern <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norway</a> near the town of Andalsnes in a place known as Valldal.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The Hotel Juvet has been designed to feature the splendor of the neighboring mountains and rushing river: each of the distinctive nine rooms features at least two walls made entirely of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">glass</a> to give the best possible views. Additionally, no one room looks into another, creating a sense of privacy while immersing guests in nature.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The officially branded "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">landscape</a> hotel" was designed and built in two principal stages: seven rooms and a spa building were erected in 2010, while an additional two rooms were added by 2013. The plan, which allows a total of up to 28 rooms to be built, was created with sustainability in mind. Conservation author...</p> Skating Rink in Kayseri by Bahadır Kul Architects Bahadır Kul Architects 2015-05-28T08:13:00-04:00 >2015-05-28T13:53:19-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><ol><li><strong>Architectural Design:</strong> BKA-Bahad&#305;rKul Architects</li><li><strong>Client:</strong>&nbsp;Greater Municipality of&nbsp; Kayseri &nbsp;</li><li><strong>Location:</strong>&nbsp;Kayseri/ TURKEY</li><li><strong>Project Year : </strong>2009</li><li><strong>Construction Period:</strong>&nbsp;2012/2013</li><li><strong>Site Area:</strong>&nbsp;10.000 m2</li><li><strong>Total Floor Area:</strong>&nbsp;2.600 m2</li><li><strong>Photography: </strong>Ket Kolektif / BKA-Bahad&#305;r Kul Architects&nbsp;</li></ol><p><strong>Begin with:</strong></p><p>Skating Rink is placed 9 km far away from the city center and inside the 10.000 square meters site. With the transportation facilities like car, minibus, bus and railway system; the Ice Rink has the chance to make citizens life more sportive. When designing the form of the building, the relation between the ice and the air comes into the mind. Besides, by the meaning of ice, global warming in our today&rsquo;s world has the consideration for the citizens. For the changing climates, the less green and our apathetic stands can be more conscious in this way.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Space understanding:</strong></p><p>Ice skating ring with an area of 2000 m&sup2; consists of two floors which are the ground floor and mezzanine floor. The total construction area is 260...</p> Omaha to improve its Metro (for free!) Nicholas Korody 2015-05-27T20:22:00-04:00 >2015-05-27T19:22:34-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At the end of May, Metro will debut its FORWARD plan: a fully reconfigured bus network that emphasizes more frequency, better night and weekend service, direct lines through high-ridership corridors, and grid-style access to many parts of the city. The top five routes will now all get 15-minute peak service... Rather than lobby for more taxpayer funding or jack up fares, Metro looked for more efficient ways to use its existing resources.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Monica Ponce de Leon appointed as new dean of Princeton Architecture Justine Testado 2015-05-27T19:51:00-04:00 >2015-05-29T19:07:08-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Monica Ponce de Leon has been appointed as the next dean of Princeton University School of Architecture, effective January 1, 2016. Since 2008, Ponce de Leon has served as dean of the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor&nbsp; where she is heavily involved in The Digital Fabrication Lab, aka FABLab. In her educational approach, Ponce de Leon is a leading figure in applying robotic technology in building fabrication and is a proponent in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">strengthening studio as the central and all-pervasive educational device</a>.</p><p>Before Taubman, she served as a professor for 12 years at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design as well as Director of the Digital Lab. She co-founded the firm Office dA in 1991 and then began her own design practice, MPdL Studio, in 2011.</p><p>Throughout her career, Ponce de Leon has received several awards including the prestigious National Design Award in Architecture from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Mus...</p> Graham Foundation Announces 2015 Individual Grants Julia Ingalls 2015-05-27T19:21:00-04:00 >2015-05-29T02:43:42-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="666" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson</a>, Charles Rice and Iwan Baan are among the artists, scholars, photographers, and other architecturally-oriented professionals who are being awarded individual grants by the Graham Foundation this evening. The awards ceremony and reception, which is being <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">live streamed</a> as of 6 PM CDT, is being held in The Madlener House, the foundation's headquarters since 1963.&nbsp;This year, the foundation is awarding $490,000 in grants for 63 projects to individuals who "advance new scholarship in the field&nbsp;of architecture, fuel creative experimentation and critical dialogue, and expand opportunities for public engagement with architecture and its role in contemporary society."&nbsp;The list of presenters at the ceremony includes&nbsp;Noritaka Minami,&nbsp;Candace Taylor, Lluis Ortega, and Tiffany Lambert, all of whom are 2015 grant winners.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>There are five principal categories in which the awards have been granted: Exhibition, Film/Video/New Media, Public Program, Publication, and Research. Some of the...</p> Office Machelen by Wil-Ma Architectenbureau Marie Wastiau 2015-05-27T19:21:00-04:00 >2015-05-27T19:21:17-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Design.</p><p>New fa&ccedil;ade for an abandoned office building.</p><p>Context.</p><p>A large office building situated in a residential park. The assignment was to have the fa&ccedil;ade engage more with the surrounding residential neighborhood, while also hinting at a new corporate culture on the inside (co-working, &lsquo;anders werken&rsquo;) that was more like home than work.</p><p>The existing concrete structure was still in usable condition, and formed a practical, harmonic base.<br>When we first visited the building, it had been abandoned for quite some time, and it stood awkwardly in the park , a symbol of despair for the unlucky homeowners who had to look at it each day.</p><p>We did love, however, how it was surrounded by nature (lots of nature) and how the many trees on the plot were reflected in the existing windows. Unfortunately, there was little connection between inside and outside. And the fa&ccedil;ade was more neighborhood bully than residential landmark.</p><p>Concept.<br>The new house on the block.</p><p>Through the application of a white brick fa&ccedil;a...</p> Bradley Garrett on the importance of gonzo journalism for understanding cities Nicholas Korody 2015-05-27T17:09:00-04:00 >2015-05-27T17:09:22-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Understanding the nuances of city stories, and tracing those tensions, requires immersion and patience. Whether we are writing about police work, protests, squatting, free parties, banking or parkour, the best socially engaged journalism &ndash; like the best university research &ndash; is rooted in participation, spiked with empathy, and resists being reduced to spectacle fodder. As any war correspondent will tell you, immersion can also be dangerous...</p></em><br /><br /><p>Bradley Garrett recounts his own infiltration into urbex (urban exploration) communities, and provides a list of the "five most influential 'gonzo' ethnographies." If you aren't familiar with Garrett's work, be sure to check it out. In particular, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Explore Everything: Place-Hacking the City</em></a> is a must-read primer on sneaking into the secret corners of the city. In a way, urbex picks up where the Situationists left off, reimagining the urban environment as a giant, unending game board.</p><ol><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City</em> by Alice Goffman</a>&#8203;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src=""></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Women and Bullfighting: Gender, Sex and the Consumption of Tradition</em> by Sarah Pink</a>&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src=""></li><li><a href=";ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1432751726&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=Hell%E2%80%99s+Angels%3A+The+Strange+and+Terrible+Saga+of+the+Outlaw+Motorcycle+Gangs+by+Hunter+S+Thompson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Hell&rsquo;s Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs</em> by Hunter S Thompson</a>&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src=""></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Good Company: A Tramp Life</em> by Douglas Harper</a>&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src=""></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Empire of Scrounge: Inside the Urban Underground of Dumpster Diving, Trash Picking, and Street Scavenging</em> by Jeff Ferrell</a>&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src=""></li></ol> SANAA chosen to design NSW Art Gallery expansion Justine Testado 2015-05-27T14:04:00-04:00 >2015-05-27T14:39:26-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="210" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pritzker Prize laureates</a> Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA</a> were revealed today as the winners of an international competition to design the AUD$450 million expansion of the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Australia. As part of the Sydney Modern Project, the expansion will upgrade the existing building into a global cultural landmark that connects the Gallery, the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Domain, the city, and Sydney Harbor.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>SANAA scored the commission out of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">12 notable shortlisters</a> like Kengo Kuma, David Chipperfield, Herzog &amp; de Meuron, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Architects, and Renzo Piano Building Workshop, to name a few.</p><p>SANAA incorporated the gallery site's surrounding topography and climate in their design, which features cascading platforms of sandstone and glass. The expansion will double the size of the 23,000 sq.m. gallery and will include new educational facilities, spaces for live performances and films, open exhibition spaces, and reintroduce natural day...</p> Oak Pass Main House by Walker Workshop Noah Walker 2015-05-27T13:26:00-04:00 >2015-05-27T13:26:22-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="688" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Oak Pass main house sits on the top of a 3.5 acre ridge site with panoramic canyon views.&nbsp; There are over 130 protected Oak trees on the property. &nbsp;The house was sited to take advantage of the views without the house becoming a central visual focus.&nbsp; The massing was reduced by utilizing an &ldquo;upside down&rdquo; program with the public spaces located above the bedrooms, which are buried into the hill and protected beneath a vegetated roof.&nbsp; A lower level courtyard allows light and air to flow to the buried hallway of the bedroom level.&nbsp; A seventy five foot long lap pool with infinity edges on three of four sides, bisects the house and slips beneath one of the largest oaks on the property.&nbsp; The house is primarily constructed of structural concrete allowing for long, column free spans.&nbsp;</p>