Archinect 2015-07-31T05:26:42-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/133130715/will-turning-california-farmland-into-residential-development-help-save-water Will turning California farmland into residential development help save water? Alexander Walter 2015-07-30T21:00:00-04:00 >2015-07-30T21:20:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e2/e248abf9cc7c7712c74cddffdfeab88a.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The drought in California has gone on so long, and is so severe, that it's beginning to change the way people are designing residential communities &mdash; in unexpected ways, and unexpected places. [...] There will also be a system for treating and sending wastewater back into the aquifer underneath the city. [...] Not everyone is convinced it will use less water. Phil Desatoff is with a local water district that is suing Reedley over the development's environmental review.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Got some design solutions up your sleeve that could help&nbsp;alleviate California's ongoing historic drought? Check out Archinect's recently launched <strong><a href="http://www.dryfutures.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dry Futures</a></strong>&nbsp;ideas competition, and submit your entry by September 1st.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133121876/sculptor-larry-bell-s-influence-on-frank-gehry Sculptor Larry Bell's influence on Frank Gehry Alexander Walter 2015-07-30T18:34:00-04:00 >2015-07-30T18:36:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/03/036342ivi88en1wi.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architect Frank Gehry has often talked about the influence artists have had on his building designs. [...] An early work from the 1960s by sculptor Larry Bell in the Frank Lloyd show offers a partial template for a Gehry design built three decades ago in Toluca Lake. Gehry's World Savings and Loan branch at Riverside Drive and Mariota Avenue is a sky-lighted, one-story hall framed by tall facades out front and in the back, as if a full second story had been planned but never built.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/133119466/frank-lloyd-wright-s-unity-temple-getting-a-23m-restoration Frank Lloyd Wright's "Unity Temple" getting a $23M restoration Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-30T18:15:00-04:00 >2015-07-30T18:15:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1p/1pnxfgljidagv3h4.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>this is the deluxe rehabilitation package, a stark contrast to the mostly emergency work that's been done through the years to keep the building grunting along. [...] &ldquo;It's one of Frank Lloyd Wright's greatest works, and it's a masterpiece of modern architecture ... It's a building that changed a lot of architects' ideas about what architecture could do.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The $23 million comes from a variety of sources, including part of a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130331695/getty-awards-over-1-75-million-to-fix-crappy-concrete-in-important-modern-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">$1.75M Getty grant to fix compromised concrete in "Important Modern Buildings"</a>, and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83932/unity-temple-wins-200-000-federal-grant-to-aid-repairs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">$200K in federal funds for general repairs</a>. Unity Temple is also one of ten FLW buildings <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119816278/10-frank-lloyd-wright-buildings-nominated-to-unesco-world-heritage-list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recently nominated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133045592/a-new-laguardia-is-the-airport-that-new-york-deserves-says-gov-cuomo A new LaGuardia is the "airport that New York deserves", says Gov. Cuomo Justine Testado 2015-07-30T15:00:00-04:00 >2015-07-30T17:51:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bx/bx9ml0s6zojudgz4.jpg" width="514" height="271" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>'We are transforming LaGuardia into a globally-renowned, 21st century airport that is worthy of the city and state of New York. It&rsquo;s the perfect metaphor for what we can achieve with the ambition and optimism and energy that made this the Empire State in the first place, and I want to thank our many partners for joining us to build the airport that New York deserves.' &mdash; Gov. Cuomo</p></em><br /><br /><p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo alongside Vice President Joe Biden officially unveiled the proposed design for the new LaGuardia Airport earlier this week. The $4 billion revamp will transform the airport into a single, structurally unified main terminal, including expanded transportation access and increased taxiway space, and new top-notch passenger amenities.</p><p>The overhaul aims to alleviate the air-ground congestion and gate delays that have long plagued the airport&nbsp;&mdash; to the point where Biden previously described it as a place one would find in <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/07/nyregion/biden-compares-la-guardia-airport-to-third-world.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"some third world country"</a>. According to <a href="https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/Airport_Advisory_Panel_Final_Report_LGA.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a report</a> by the Governor&rsquo;s Airport Master Plan Advisory Panel, the LaGuardia Airport is "consistently rated as among the worst airports in the world".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e6/e62nrg5u4th3yfwg.jpg"></p><p>Groundbreaking of the first half of the project is expected to start in 2016, once the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey grants final approval. The first half is expected to open to passengers in 2019, and full completion...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133109015/starchitect-c-sar-pelli-buys-17-5m-san-remo-apartment-from-john-leguizamo-s-mother-in-law Starchitect César Pelli Buys $17.5M San Remo Apartment from John Leguizamo’s Mother-in-Law Alyssa Alimurung 2015-07-30T14:46:00-04:00 >2015-07-31T03:50:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pc/pc02wy727w43kldd.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Starchitect C&eacute;sar Pelli and his wife Diana Balmori have bought a $17.5 million apartment at the San Remo, according to city records released today. And the seller of the 4,900-square-foot, 12-room residence is Rona Maurer, John Leguizamo&rsquo;s mother-in-law who was recently involved in a lawsuit claiming she was covering up the sale of the home to keep her stepdaughter from getting any of the profits.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/133107408/apple-invites-visitors-to-gaze-at-its-spaceship-from-new-observation-deck Apple invites visitors to gaze at its 'spaceship' from new observation deck Alexander Walter 2015-07-30T14:12:00-04:00 >2015-07-30T14:18:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/35/3532666340180e193b1a16d616b99316.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>You&rsquo;ll will still be able to gaze lovingly upon the ultra-sleek new Cupertino &ldquo;Spacehip&rdquo; campus &mdash; no drones required. Buried in city documents filed this spring are previously unreported plans for a new visitor&rsquo;s center &mdash; complete with a store and viewing platform. Apple&rsquo;s 2013 approvals for the massive project included the ability for Apple to build a visitor&rsquo;s center, but a detailed project description had not been submitted until April.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u4/u4u6tw69ucv1kksk.jpg"></p><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131560903/apple-s-spaceship-campus-being-built-to-iphone-standards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple's spaceship campus being built to iPhone standards</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124746280/apple-under-fire-for-not-hiring-construction-workers-with-past-felonies-for-their-new-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple under fire for not hiring construction workers with past felonies for their new campus</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117649070/drone-footage-shows-the-latest-construction-status-of-the-foster-designed-apple-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Drone footage shows the latest construction status of the Foster-designed Apple campus</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109579284/apple-ceo-tim-cook-says-new-spaceship-campus-will-be-greenest-building-on-the-planet" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple CEO Tim Cook says new spaceship campus will be 'greenest building on the planet'</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/133104994/wasa-studio-files-for-bankruptcy WASA Studio files for bankruptcy Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-30T13:32:00-04:00 >2015-07-31T00:04:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zg/zgcfvhwbjxl2r51n.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Manhattan&rsquo;s WASA Studio, one of the country&rsquo;s oldest architecture and engineering firms ... filed for bankruptcy on Monday while fighting several legal battles with ex-clients. [...] The firm, known for decades as Wank Adams Slavin Associates, is fighting several lawsuits against ex-clients who are pushing for damages of more than $11 million [...] The expensive legal battles came after work slowed.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related news:</p><ul><li><a title="Get a peek inside Pratt's new Film/Video Department building by WASA/Studio A" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131581016/get-a-peek-inside-pratt-s-new-film-video-department-building-by-wasa-studio-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Get a peek inside Pratt's new Film/Video Department building by WASA/Studio A</a></li><li><a title="Major NY architecture firm, Swanke Hayden Connell, files for bankruptcy" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117961678/major-ny-architecture-firm-swanke-hayden-connell-files-for-bankruptcy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Major NY architecture firm, Swanke Hayden Connell, files for bankruptcy</a></li><li><a title="Architect firm eyes insolvency over unpaid Abu Dhabi bills" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/30798655/architect-firm-eyes-insolvency-over-unpaid-abu-dhabi-bills" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect firm eyes insolvency over unpaid Abu Dhabi bills</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/132974853/now-and-then-thom-mayne-and-eui-sung-yi-on-archinect-sessions-season-finale Now and Then: Thom Mayne and Eui-Sung Yi on Archinect Sessions' season finale Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-30T11:00:00-04:00 >2015-07-30T12:41:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4w/4wbznzdww83buhpc.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/117998/thom-mayne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thom Mayne</a> and <a href="http://www.thenowinstitute.org/?page_id=1672" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eui-Sung Yi</a> join us to discuss their recently published book,&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.thenowinstitute.org/?tag=haiti-now" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Haiti Now</a>&nbsp;&ndash; </em>a herculean resource on post-disaster urbanism in Haiti, published by their urban think tank, the <a href="http://www.thenowinstitute.org/?page_id=2700" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NOW Institute</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o3/o3wqdm4ip8uiacti.jpg"></p><p>The rest of this episode takes a look back at the first forty episodes of Archinect Sessions, as we wrap up season one. Each new episode has expanded, and sharpened, our idea of what the podcast can and should be. We've spoken with some pretty heavy hitters, including&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132512541/latent-complexity-denise-scott-brown-and-katherine-darnstadt-latent-design-on-archinect-sessions-39" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Denise Scott Brown</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125433970/clarity-and-contradiction-part-ii-of-our-conversation-with-kevin-roche-and-a-discussion-about-patrik-schumacher-s-latest-facebook-rant-on-archinect-sessions-25" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kevin Roche</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129273931/stargazing-with-patrik-schumacher-episode-33-of-archinect-sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123739063/starts-with-me-ends-with-us-a-conversation-with-tod-williams-and-billie-tsien-on-archinect-sessions-episode-22" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tod Williams and Billie Tsien</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119441449/session-14-his-bjark-is-bigger-than-his-bjite-a-chat-with-bjarke-ingels-at-the-opening-of-big-s-hot-to-cold-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127301057/problem-solving-with-thomas-heatherwick-on-archinect-sessions-29" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Heatherwick</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115666803/powers-of-10-with-christopher-hawthorne-architecture-critic-at-the-la-times-on-archinect-sessions-10" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christopher Hawthorne</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114499218/michael-rotondi-in-studio-for-episode-8-of-archinect-sessions-a-sense-of-place" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Rotondi</a>, as well as some up and comers, like <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121658316/archinect-sessions-episode-18-moonwalking-or-the-expected-virtue-of-social-architecture-with-andr-s-jaque-winner-of-moma-ps1-s-yap" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andr&eacute;s Jaque</a> (winner of MoMA's 2015 YAP), <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120599250/all-work-and-all-play-archinect-sessions-episode-16-with-jimenez-lai-and-robert-ivy-ceo-of-the-aia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jimenez Lai</a>,&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130415330/hot-work-in-the-summertime-from-helsinki-to-london-to-nyc-archinect-sessions-35" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicolas Moreau and Hiroko Kusunoki</a>&nbsp;(winners of the Guggenheim Helsinki competition).</p><p>It's been a blast, but moving forward, we want to tighten up, dig deeper and move the proverbial furniture around.&nbsp;We'll start up season two in the coming weeks, but while we're on hiatus...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133038345/2015-matsumoto-prize-honors-six-exemplary-modernist-houses 2015 Matsumoto Prize honors six exemplary modernist houses kimweiss 2015-07-29T19:29:00-04:00 >2015-07-30T08:52:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f0pgqnafunzstdij.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Non-profit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ncmodernist.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">North Carolina Modernist Houses</a>&nbsp;has&nbsp;announced the six winners &ndash; three Jury awards and three People&rsquo;s Choice awards &ndash; of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ncmodernist.org/prize2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 George Matsumoto Prize</a>&nbsp;for Modernist residential design. The winners were announced on July 16 during a special event at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mattmcconnell.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">McConnell Studios</a>&nbsp;in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina.</p><p>The Matsumoto Prize honors George Matsumoto, FAIA, a founding faculty member at the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/14351/north-carolina-state-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">North Carolina State University</a> School of Design (now College of Design), and well-known designer of exemplary mid-century Modernist houses in North Carolina. Matsumoto also served as Honorary Chair of the professional jury.&nbsp;Submissions to the annual competition must be houses in North Carolina, but designers may be based anywhere. A panel of distinguished architects including Jeanne Gang and Peter Gluck selected the Jury Award winners.&nbsp;</p><p>The 2015 Jury winners&nbsp;are:</p><p>&darr;&nbsp;First Prize&nbsp;($3000) &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://cubedesignresearch.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CUBE design + research</a>, Chapel Hill, for the Aiyyer Residence in Carrboro, NC.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ar/ar878zkbfqpdxbhs.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;Second Prize&nbsp;($2000) &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/61800613/tonic-design-tonic-construction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toni...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133044789/just-add-balconies-sydney-deliberates-future-of-brutalist-housing-landmark Just add balconies? Sydney deliberates future of brutalist housing landmark Justine Testado 2015-07-29T18:51:00-04:00 >2015-07-29T21:31:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/66/66jgnj56wkrnu8wm.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At what cost? The LAVA plan could be difficult to manage structurally, cost a significant amount of money and see Sirius occupants relocated anyway. But it could also be a more sustainable option than knocking down and rebuilding.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6o/6o5lhzvmnvggp7l7.jpg"><br><em>SIRIUS in 2014.</em></p><p>Alas, the curse of the "brutalist eyesore" continues with the <a href="http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/insidethecollection/2013/05/sirius-on-the-rocks/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">historic SIRIUS apartment building</a> in Sydney, designed by architect Tao (Theodore) Gofers in 1978-79. Adding a third option to the demolish-preserve debate that typically ensues, local architecture firm <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/52226868/lava-laboratory-for-visionary-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LAVA</a> proposed the addition of "clip-on" curved balconies as an amenity upgrade that the firm says would spruce up the building's appearance while also preserve the original structure.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a title="Art college professor suggests makeover for brutalist Boston City Hall" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132873614/art-college-professor-suggests-makeover-for-brutalist-boston-city-hall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art college professor suggests makeover for brutalist Boston City Hall</a></p><p><a title="Paul Rudolph's Government Center won't be saved, despite preservationist pleas" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130791045/paul-rudolph-s-government-center-won-t-be-saved-despite-preservationist-pleas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Rudolph's Government Center won't be saved, despite preservationist pleas</a></p><p><a title="Now sitting empty, brutalist Berkeley Art Museum building faces unclear future" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121446283/now-sitting-empty-brutalist-berkeley-art-museum-building-faces-unclear-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Now sitting empty, brutalist Berkeley Art Museum building faces unclear future</a></p><p><a title="Brutalism's Bullies" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101803501/brutalism-s-bullies" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brutalism's Bullies</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133039152/bacteria-laden-concrete-helps-cracks-fix-themselves Bacteria-laden concrete helps cracks fix themselves Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-29T17:06:00-04:00 >2015-07-30T08:37:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a5/a54666e9eba1ff46231eb4086ec008a8.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Inspired by the human body, Jonkers, who works at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, created self-healing concrete. He embeds the concrete with capsules of limestone-producing bacteria, either Bacillus pseudofirmus&nbsp;or&nbsp;Sporosarcina pasteurii, along with calcium lactate. When the concrete cracks, air and moisture trigger the bacteria to begin munching on the calcium lactate. They convert the calcium lactate to calcite, an ingredient in limestone, thus sealing off the cracks.&nbsp;</p></em><br /><br /><p>More concrete news:</p><ul><li><a title='Celebrating concrete architecture in a mini "block party"' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131897122/celebrating-concrete-architecture-in-a-mini-block-party" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Celebrating concrete architecture in a mini "block party"</a></li><li><a title='Getty awards over $1.75 million to fix crappy concrete in "Important Modern Buildings"' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130331695/getty-awards-over-1-75-million-to-fix-crappy-concrete-in-important-modern-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Getty awards over $1.75 million to fix crappy concrete in "Important Modern Buildings"</a></li><li><a title="Ten Top Images on Archinect's &quot;Concrete&quot; Pinterest Board" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129890744/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-concrete-pinterest-board" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Concrete" Pinterest Board</a></li><li><a title="Could this revolutionary new material replace concrete?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125359981/could-this-revolutionary-new-material-replace-concrete" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Could this revolutionary new material replace concrete?</a></li><li><a title="China used more cement in 3 years than the U.S. did in the entire 20th century" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123814572/china-used-more-cement-in-3-years-than-the-u-s-did-in-the-entire-20th-century" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">China used more cement in 3 years than the U.S. did in the entire 20th century</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/133038341/gentrification-through-a-cinematic-lens Gentrification through a cinematic lens Julia Ingalls 2015-07-29T16:54:00-04:00 >2015-07-29T16:54:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k4/k4p249gz17bmrk4n.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Real Estate Fiction, a two-part short film series that compiles clips from movies that deal with issues of gentrification and land-grabbing, isn't the magnum opus of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/78446579/the-science-fiction-of-never-built-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles Plays Itself</a>, but it's infused with the same analysis-as-entertainment spirit. Part one of the 20-minute short features clips from <em>Batteries Not Included, Boyz'n'The Hood, Do The Right Thing, Le mani sulla citta</em>, and numerous other films from around the world, interspersed with brief critical dialogue at the beginning of each chapter heading.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vt/vtecehnclvrcrm9k.jpg"></p><p>Divided by chapters with titles including "Conspiracy Over the Urban Scene," the film artfully investigates the tensions between city dwellers and the pressures of (usually greedy) developers and speculators. It's entertaining primarily because it explores realities that so often make for exceptionally dry academic reading. The&nbsp;concise&nbsp;commentary touches on the complexities of urban development, speculation, and repurposing without offering the depth and nuance of a ful...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133030282/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-80 Archinect's Employer of the Day - Weekly Round-Up #80 Justine Testado 2015-07-29T15:07:00-04:00 >2015-07-29T15:07:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lr/lr6k3v4vyrsza4k4.jpg" width="514" height="424" 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="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>, <em>Employer of the Day</em> is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work.</p><p>In case you missed them, check out the latest <em>EOTD</em> features:</p><p>1.&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/wxystudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WXY Architecture + Urban Design</a></strong> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153384635292247.1073743182.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/132651496/marketing-specialist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marketing Specialist</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sp/sp9x6maeal1up2il.jpg"></p><p>2. <a href="http://archinect.com/simonhamui" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Simon Hamui</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153388997387247.1073743184.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/132401497/senior-furniture-and-interior-designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Senior Furniture and Interior Designer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bg/bg6dwg7w0ashxxwl.jpg"></p><p>3.&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/schlaich.bergermann.partner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">schlaich bergermann und partner</a></strong> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153378155527247.1073743180.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/schlaich.bergermann.partner/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5k/5kr02rh1yyvr4yky.jpg"></p><p>4.&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/na-da" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nada</a></strong> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect/photos/a.208542262246.172486.159112812246/10153387088442247/?type=1&amp;theater" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/na-da/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v5/v54jfgh7hbark2y8.jpg"></p><p>5. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/132111507/san-francisco-museum-of-modern-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>SFMOMA</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect/posts/10153376117347247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/132111508/curatorial-assistant-architecture-and-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Curatorial Assistant, Architecture and Design</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s6/s67f9qckiemldup2.jpg"></p><p>Keep track of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/369546/employer-of-the-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Employer of the Day</em></a> by liking Archinect's <a href="http://facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook page</a> or follow the new <em>Employer of the Day</em> <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/employer-of-the-day/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest board</a>.</p><p>Need job-hunting or hiring tips? Check out Archinect's ongoing <em><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/596985/employ-ed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EMPLOY(ED)</a></em> series.</p> http://archinect.com/firms/project/4128366/polyhue/133032698 Polyhue by PROJECTiONE MrKylePerry 2015-07-29T14:50:00-04:00 >2015-07-30T20:12:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ym/ymyynfiee9jxx1ie.jpg" width="514" height="282" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Polyhue was commissioned by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.luckett-farley.com/" target="_blank">Luckett &amp; Farley</a>, an architecture firm in Louisville, KY, to replace a traditional cloud suspended ceiling with something much more dynamic and fully custom system. The communal space it encloses is mainly used for client meetings and collaborative discussions.</p><p>Polyhue takes cues from a typical drop ceiling, while replacing all standardization with fully custom elements. The form was driven by pre-existing HVAC, plumbing, and structural systems in the space. The undulations in the surface maximize vertical height as they conform to the existing building. All of the functions of a ceiling cloud are integrated including lighting, speaker systems, fire suppression, and a projector. The triangular tessellation allows for the compound surface and are sized to permit access through the framework. Each unique panel is removable, similar to drop ceiling tiles.</p><p>The pyramidal shapes are made from a combination of walnut veneered mdf and six different hues of blue fel...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/132988542/top-5-architecture-job-interview-questions Top 5 Architecture Job Interview Questions Brandon Hubbard 2015-07-29T14:29:00-04:00 >2015-07-30T17:25:31-04:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3y/3yger7olzlaugos9.jpg"></p><p>The architecture profession has been steadily recovering since the downturn of 2009. The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards&nbsp;has released&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.thearchitectsguide.com/blog/2015/7/15/top-5-architecture-job-interview-questions#" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;</a><a href="http://www.ncarb.org/About-NCARB/NCARB-by-the-Numbers.aspx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NCARB by the Numbers</a><a href="http://www.thearchitectsguide.com/blog/2015/7/15/top-5-architecture-job-interview-questions#" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">,&rdquo;</a></strong>&nbsp;their annual report featuring a positive trend&nbsp;for the architecture profession. This means more jobs for architects, assuming you can get through the interview of course...</p><p>So you have made it through initial job screening to make it to this point. Congratulations! The interview questions I discuss below come up in almost every profession. However, as an architect I am primarily focused on how to best respond to these common questions in the context of an architecture interview. As you go through each of the questions below, think about your response. WHY is the interviewer&nbsp;asking this question? Put yourself in his or her shoes. This will help you to understand that they are not trying to stump you but rather get an idea if you will be a good fit within the firm. If they do throw you a curve ball with a que...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132974855/mile-high-club-zaha-hadid-s-messner-mountain-museum-opens-in-corones-italy Mile high club: Zaha Hadid's Messner Mountain Museum opens in Corones, Italy Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-29T14:10:00-04:00 >2015-07-29T15:29:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3f/3fcdr7kde97jgl9m.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dedicated to traditional climbing, the museum is first of all an extraordinary overlook: the volumes that protrude from the ground, like four large eyes wide open on a majestic landscape, seem to emerge from the earth&rsquo;s bowels to invite us to admire the Alpine chains around, from the Zillertal to the Ortles to the Dolomites.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A tip of the hat to&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/riccarbi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Riccardo Bianchini</a>, who&nbsp;posted in the <a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/132631359/mmm-corones-museum-by-zaha-hadid-opens-today" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">forums</a> earlier this week some photos from the press opening of Zaha Hadid's&nbsp;Messner Mountain Museum in Plan de Corones, Italy. Named after the famous mountaineer, Reinhold Messner, the museum is the final of six museums planned by Messner in gut-wrenchingly altitude-advantaged locations throughout South Tyrol and Belluno in Italy. As described by <a href="http://www.messner-mountain-museum.it/en/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MMM</a>, the museums are designed for visitors to have an "encounter with the mountains, with mountain people and ultimately with ourselves." ZHA's museum, stuck straight through a mountain peak to poke out at multiple angles, certainly qualifies. Specifically, the museum is located on the&nbsp;Kronplatz plateau, at an altitude of 2275m (approximately 1.4 miles).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hd/hdxczukqepdf0akw.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ji/jiyjp1hjj94twg3b.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kv/kvb70u6vp3pwor3f.jpg"></p><p>On the cusp of last year's winter, construction on the museum had to pause because conditions simply became too difficult. Here are some construction photos at that phase, also courtesy of <a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/111536529/who-dares-visiting-most-impressive-zaha-hadid-s-museum-in-its-cradle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bianchini's forum posting</a>:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p2/p22plfvs9o6307xx.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hf/hfzr84a8x71umdrx.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f3/f36zw68a12i8v656.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132959584/survey-why-glass Survey: Why glass? Julia Ingalls 2015-07-29T13:53:00-04:00 >2015-07-29T13:53:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ms/msd0mqfcrrxp5jgn.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Ever since <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118968488/david-chipperfield-pledges-to-carefully-optimize-mies-van-der-rohe-s-neue-nationalgalerie" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mies Van Der Rohe's groundbreaking designs</a> popularized the deceptively simple glass facade, architects have experimented with the incorporation of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131024735/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-glass-pinterest-board" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the material</a> in their designs. Some, such as PLP Architecture, have opted to create commercial buildings that utilize an almost entirely glass facade in&nbsp;order&nbsp;to facilitate new types of professional interaction. Others, such as <a href="http://archinect.com/kosullivan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kevin O'Sullivan + Associates</a>, have tempered their use of glass with other materials to create a more integrated feel with the surrounding landscape. Archinect decided to survey these two firms about the challenges they faced in their design process. Here, in their own words, the architects speak about how they ultimately arrived on their new final designs.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jl/jlhuavvuvvqak24r.jpg"></p><p><strong>David Leventhal of PLP Architecture on the Deloitte HQ</strong></p><p>As Sylvia Lavin puts it, 'Architecture generally considers environmental design to be repulsive, an odious amalgam of pseudoscience, bad form and moralism.' The challenge for us was to conceive a gr...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133027870/are-uncompetitive-japanese-contractors-to-blame-for-zaha-s-new-national-stadium-budget-blowout Are uncompetitive Japanese contractors to blame for Zaha's New National Stadium budget blowout? Julia Ingalls 2015-07-29T13:43:00-04:00 >2015-07-29T13:51:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ny/ny6h15ws7ax239j5.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects</a> is not going away quietly, but cogently. In a statement forwarded by the Japan Olympic Committee, ZHA details the origins of what would eventually become the budget fracas over the cancelled New <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131889896/japanese-slam-highly-unpopular-tokyo-olympic-stadium-design-with-hilarious-memes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Stadium</a>, noting that early in the design process&nbsp;"we advised&nbsp;the JSC [<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/470819/tokyo-olympic-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Japan Sport Council</a>] that working to an immovable completion deadline, against a backdrop of&nbsp;rocketing annual increases in the cost of building in Tokyo, and in the absence&nbsp;of any international competition, the early selection of a limited number of&nbsp;construction contractors&nbsp;would not lead to a commercially competitive&nbsp;process."</p><p>Here's the full statement:&nbsp;</p><p>Our teams in Japan and the&nbsp;UK feel it is necessary to set the record straight on the Zaha Hadid Architects&nbsp;(ZHA) design for the new National Stadium for Japan, which has been developed&nbsp;to the client&rsquo;s brief and budget. It is also only right that the Japanese&nbsp;people are fully aware of the reasons for the reported budget increase and,&nbsp;with exact...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133025445/an-unsung-architectural-oasis An Unsung Architectural Oasis Nam Henderson 2015-07-29T12:49:00-04:00 >2015-07-29T15:14:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rk/rk230pwk1mtqfpmt.jpg" width="448" height="336" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>one of the city&rsquo;s better-kept secrets is how often these places occupy structures that could easily be counted among the more significant examples of mid-20th century architecture in the country. That is, if anyone were bothering to look.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Guy Trebay sings the praises of Tuscon for architectural tourism: from the&nbsp;Arizona Inn (listed on the&nbsp;<a title="National Register of Historic Places" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Register_of_Historic_Places" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Register of Historic Places</a>) to the&nbsp;iconic buildings and glowing signs of&nbsp;"<a href="http://www.tucsonaz.gov/files/pdsd/projects/drivingmap_color_print_final.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miracle Mile</a>&rdquo;. Or for the many examples of&nbsp;midcentury Modern architecture adapted to the local climate/terrain.</p><p>For more information on the preservation of Modern architecture in Tuscon, check out the website of&nbsp;<a href="http://capla.arizona.edu/mapptucsonorg/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAPP</a>&nbsp;or a&nbsp;<a href="http://blog.preservationleadershipforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Broadway-map-FINAL-web-10-31-12.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PDF</a>&nbsp;which offers&nbsp;a small glimpse into the rich architectural history of Broadway Boulevard.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132973249/don-t-forget-to-register-for-the-first-chidesign-competition-by-august-7 Don't forget to register for the first ChiDesign competition by August 7! Sponsor 2015-07-29T10:37:00-04:00 >2015-07-29T00:38:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0b/0b1ii1swyn83a3x1.jpg" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The registration deadline is almost here for the first ChiDesign ideas competition to design a Center for Architecture, Design and Education (CADE). As learning spaces become more open and communally oriented, the Chicago Architecture Foundation launched the competition as a means to explore possible models for future educational facilities.</p><p>Competitors must incorporate the following into their CADE designs:</p><ul><li>a new headquarters, visitor center and exhibition spaces for the CAF</li><li>a new headquarters for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)</li><li>a design and allied arts high school</li><li>flexible learning spaces for out-of-school-time youth programs</li></ul><p>Registration deadline:<strong> August 7, 2015</strong><br>Submission deadline: <strong>September 9, 2015</strong></p><p>The competition jury &mdash; who will evaluate all proposals as well as select the first, second and third prize winners &mdash; features:</p><ul><li>Stanley Tigerman, Tigerman McCurry Architects</li><li>David Adjaye, Adjaye Associates</li><li>Monica Ponce De Leon, MPdL Studio</li><li>Billie Tsien, Tod Williams Billie...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/firms/project/53134071/china-pavilion-for-expo-milano-2015/126534704 China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015 by Studio Link-Arc, LLC studio link-arc 2015-07-29T00:47:00-04:00 >2015-07-29T00:48:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0o/0o6tbshg2qp8b73u.jpg" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Rejecting the typical notion of a cultural pavilion as an object in a plaza, the China Pavilion is instead conceived as a field of spaces. Envisioned as a cloud hovering over a &ldquo;land of hope&rdquo;, the Pavilion is experienced as a series of public programs located beneath a floating roof, the unique design of which creates an iconic image for the project and a unique presence within the Expo grounds.</p><p>The theme for the China Pavilion is &ldquo;The Land of Hope&rdquo;. The project embodies this through its undulating roof form, derived by merging the profile of a city skyline on the building&rsquo;s north side with the profile of a landscape on the south side, expressing the idea that &ldquo;hope&rdquo; can be realized when city and nature exist in harmony. Conceived as a timber structure that references the &ldquo;raised-beam&rdquo; system found in traditional Chinese architecture, the Pavilion roof also uses modern technology to create long spans appropriate to the building&rsquo;s public nature. The roof is covered in shingled panels ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132962812/pedestrians-and-light-rail-retake-sydney-well-george-street-at-least Pedestrians and light rail retake Sydney (well, George Street at least) Julia Ingalls 2015-07-28T19:28:00-04:00 >2015-07-29T10:24:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8w/8wd8tkiieqtudcdi.jpg" width="514" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The transformative effect of removing cars from a dedicated street or urban center and creating a pedestrian-friendly area isn't a new idea, but it's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/116577617/prince-charles-calls-to-reclaim-the-streets-from-cars-with-his-10-point-master-plan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a popular one</a>. Sydney, Australia has decided to repurpose its relatively trafficky George Street into an elegant shopping and walking area bisected by light rail, with design input from French architect Thomas Richez. According to <a href="http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/sydneys-light-rail-renowned-french-architect-thomas-richez-to-advise-on-design-20150727-gildif.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Sydney Morning Herald</a> Richez, who has overseen the development of numerous public spaces in Africa and Europe, is now working with the city to create a zone that would foster a more relaxed vibe among pedestrians. As he explains,&nbsp;"The idea is, a good tramway line&nbsp;is like a reserve, a pleasant place, whether people use the transportation system or not."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n1/n1ksas4z1f6m352p.jpg"></p><p><em>The tramway in Reims, with the cathedral in the background. (Photo: Richez Associes)</em></p><p>Even in car-centric Los Angeles, institutions as varied as <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/15822/getty-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Getty Center </a>&nbsp;and commercial shopping cluster The Grove have employed similar non-pedestrian design strategies ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132966837/how-university-presses-influence-our-understanding-of-urbanism-then-now-and-for-the-future How university presses influence our understanding of urbanism — then, now, and for the future Justine Testado 2015-07-28T18:52:00-04:00 >2015-07-28T19:23:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/36/36i2iw8hy5fjfka9.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Many [university presses] have a storied history of amplifying voices that were long ignored...The litany is endless, underscoring the audacity of university presses in believing that every city deserves the best ideas possible. We need that. As we make choices about our modern cities, as policymakers, advocates or citizens, we need these books to ground our vision, to help us imagine what is possible. And that&rsquo;s why the tenuous future of university presses is so alarming.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a title="Pump Out the Volumes: 50,000 free books form 1 art installation" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131426011/pump-out-the-volumes-50-000-free-books-form-1-art-installation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pump Out the Volumes: 50,000 free books form 1 art installation</a></p><p><a title="Bradley Garrett on the importance of gonzo journalism for understanding cities" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128177632/bradley-garrett-on-the-importance-of-gonzo-journalism-for-understanding-cities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bradley Garrett on the importance of gonzo journalism for understanding cities</a></p><p><a title="Wilkinson Eyre-renovated Weston Library at Oxford now reopened" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123814576/wilkinson-eyre-renovated-weston-library-at-oxford-now-reopened" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wilkinson Eyre-renovated Weston Library at Oxford now reopened</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/354209/screen-print" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Screen/Print series</a></p> http://www.bustler.net/index.php/description/aiadc_2015_chapter_design_awards_call_for_entries/ AIA|DC 2015 Chapter Design Awards Call for Entries 2015-07-28T18:13:00-04:00 >2015-07-28T18:13:10-04:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/measure/ Measure 2015-07-28T18:02:00-04:00 >2015-07-28T18:02:32-04:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/132953936/how-an-egalitarian-incubator-music-venue-hopes-to-revive-brooklyn-s-art-scene How an "egalitarian incubator" music venue hopes to revive Brooklyn's art scene Justine Testado 2015-07-28T16:56:00-04:00 >2015-07-28T14:56:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3c/3cz26j5dtetint7l.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Music venue National Sawdust, formerly OMW workshop, slated to open this fall, hopes to revive, even temporarily, the thrill of &lsquo;90s and early 2000&rsquo;s Williamsburg, a time when anything felt possible and artistic collaboration ruled supreme. The [13,000 sq.foot] space will offer a rare outlet for musicians of lesser appreciated art forms, from opera to experimental jazz, the opportunity to study, practice, perform, and receive mentorship through an in-venue, non-profit program.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z0/z0lv14k62k2u2pea.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e0/e0b75laypkknogvq.jpg"></p><p>Fresh faces for new spaces. Non-profit arts group National Sawdust collaborated with architect Peter Zuspan&nbsp;&mdash; founding principal (and classically trained opera singer) of local emerging practice Bureau V&nbsp;&mdash; in designing the group's upcoming music performance space. While Brooklyn has become a commodified brand in recent years, National Sawdust and Bureau V hope the new venue will mix things up a bit by "[combining] the historic European concert hall model with the late bare-bones blackbox [theater] model".</p><p>Check out more of Bureau V's work <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/84447/bureau-v" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Archinect</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132957969/zaha-hadid-and-pharrell-williams-are-co-designing-shoes-for-adidas Zaha Hadid and Pharrell Williams are co-designing shoes for Adidas Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-28T16:06:00-04:00 >2015-07-28T21:51:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0q/0q8y1bmzazv8pdbz.jpg" width="514" height="219" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"I&rsquo;m a huge fan of Zaha&rsquo;s, I&rsquo;ve always been. I would venture to say she&rsquo;s one of the most talented architects of our time and of history in my opinion. The kinds of shapes and the kinds of structures that she transcribes from her mind&rsquo;s imagination &ndash; I think that Zaha&rsquo;s designs are just like her buildings, they augment reality forever. And I feel like with the Supershell, she created, while using the dimensions of the shoe, cast shadows that weren&rsquo;t necessarily there&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>This isn't the first time the singer and architect have worked together &ndash; Williams referred to a&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/64826234/pharrell-williams-hints-at-pre-fab-collaboration-with-zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pre-fab housing collaboration back in 2013</a>. And his designs on associating with the architecture community were made clear at the AIA National Convention in 2014, where he delivered a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96407905/pharrell-williams-will-give-the-aia-2014-national-convention-keynote-address" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">keynote speech</a> alongside Jeanne Gang and Theaster Gates.</p><p>But the architect's influence is pretty understated, compared to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/76317316/zaha-hadid-designs-shoe-for-united-nude" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">other</a> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/88988/zaha-shoes-part-iii" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha-designed</a> <a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/76858/zaha-does-shoes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shoes</a>. It appears as if the only major change to Adidas' classic Superstar trainer is to the pronounced ridges on the toes. Watch Pharrell's full spot for the "Zaha Hadid Supershell Superstar" shoes ($120 USD) below:</p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.designmena.com/specify/zaha-hadid-joins-forces-with-pharrell-williams-on-adidas-shoe-collection" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>h/t designMENA</em></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132957160/berlin-s-6-billion-airport-drama Berlin's $6 billion airport drama Alexander Walter 2015-07-28T15:22:00-04:00 >2015-07-28T21:55:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5f/5faj96woz9b32vew.jpg" width="514" height="353" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The architecture and engineering teams fought to keep up. As the terminal ballooned from 200,000 to 340,000 square meters (dwarfing Frankfurt&rsquo;s 240,000 and just shy of Heathrow Terminal 5&rsquo;s 353,000), they parceled out the work to seven contractors. That soon grew to 35, and they brought in hundreds of subcontractors, says Delius. [...] At the very moment Merkel and her allies are hectoring the Greeks about their profligacy, the airport&rsquo;s cost, borne by taxpayers, has tripled to &euro;5.4 billion.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/132955550/photorealistic-cityscapes-drawn-in-pencil-only Photorealistic cityscapes drawn in pencil only Julia Ingalls 2015-07-28T14:53:00-04:00 >2015-07-28T14:54:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pb/pb1wrull2bo2jpg6.jpg" width="514" height="352" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Paul Cadden&rsquo;s work is astoundingly realistic.</p></em><br /><br /><p>If you think straining over Photoshop for hours on end sweating out the nuances of that latest rendering of a project is time-consuming, Paul Cadden voluntarily spends his time drawing photo-realistic versions of photographs with pencil. Only <a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/56689885/computer-vs-pencil" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pencil</a>. According to the artist's website, "Although the drawings and paintings I make are based upon photographs, videos stills etc., the idea is to go beyond the photograph. The photo is used to create a subtler and much more complex focus on the subject depicted. The virtual image becomes the living image, an intensification of the normal. These objects and scenes in my drawings are meticulously detailed to create the illusion of a new reality not seen in in the original photo."&nbsp;The results, which frequently incorporate cityscapes, are worth a look:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/oy/oy21275wf2ywtusu.jpeg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/lr/lr2ctnanh686gqdx.jpeg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/cv/cvefzm3ewyss4rqc.jpeg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132950705/downtown-jerusalem-gets-a-libeskind-designed-pyramid-tower Downtown Jerusalem gets a Libeskind-designed Pyramid Tower Alexander Walter 2015-07-28T13:20:00-04:00 >2015-07-30T16:37:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hu/hucwm5j216gdy6pl.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new high-rise building called the Freedom Pyramid will change the face of Jerusalem&rsquo;s downtown area. The project, conceived by architects Daniel Libeskind and Yigal Levi, will see a multi-purpose tower comprising commercial shopping and residential units atop the old Eden theater. The idea for a high-rise at this location, adjacent to Mahaneh Yehuda market, first hit headlines in 2011. But a Jerusalem municipal committee only now approved the construction.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em><strong>Correction: </strong>Studio Daniel Libeskind has informed us that the correct project title is "The Pyramid." The incorrect title "Freedom Pyramid" has been the result of an unauthorized press leak.</em></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1493/studio-daniel-libeskind" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Daniel Libeskind</a> also provided us with new renderings of the project as well as some more information about The Pyramid:</p><p><em>The Jerusalem Municipality approves a mixed-use tower designed by Studio Libeskind (New York/Milan/Zurich) in conjunction with local architect Yigal Levi.</em></p><p><em>Located adjacent to the Mahane Yehuda market, commonly known as &ldquo;The Shuk&rdquo;, in the heart of the city, the 105-meter, 26-story complex entitled The Pyramid will feature 200 apartments, a boutique hotel, a public plaza lined with shops, and a roof-top observatory and restaurant that will provide sweeping views of the ancient city.</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;The Pyramid mediates between ancient traditions and myths, while providing a 21st century reinterpretation of that great form,&rdquo; said architect Daniel Libeskind. &ldquo;The design complements the context...</em></p>