Archinect 2014-09-16T05:29:19-04:00 China builds its dream island; Qatar controversies continue; the internet slows down: Weekly News Round-Up for September 7, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-15T20:01:00-04:00 >2014-09-15T21:27:53-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Friday, September 12</em></strong>:</p><ul><li><a title="Vincent Scully Prize 2014 awarded to journalist and TV host Charlie Rose" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vincent Scully Prize 2014 awarded to journalist and TV host Charlie Rose</a>: The prize was established by the National Building Museum in 1999, and is named after the famed Yale art history and architecture professor who helped establish Louis Kahn and Robert Venturi. Rose was distinguished by his interviews of leaders in urban design and development.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Thursday, September 11</em>:</strong></p><ul><li><a title="Toronto set to unveil first museum of Islamic culture in North America" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toronto set to unveil first museum of Islamic culture in North America</a>: The museum is backed by Aga Khan,&nbsp;a "lesser-known royal" and spiritual leader of an estimated 15 million Ismaili Muslims, approximately 100,000 of which now live in Canada. The museum is&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">designed by Pritzker winner Fumihiko Maki</a>, and opens September 18.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Wednesday, September 10:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="The long-lost design bible of the New York subway is (briefly) back in print" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The long-lost design bible of the New York subway is (briefly) back in print</a>: In 1967, the New York City Transit Authority asked designers&nbsp;Massimo Vignelli and Bob Noorda to create a solution to the subway system's inconsistent and confusing identity. Th...</li></ul> Sheila Kennedy of KVA MATx wins 2014 Berkeley-Rupp Prize Justine Testado 2014-09-15T18:47:00-04:00 >2014-09-16T00:42:36-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Sheila Kennedy&nbsp;&mdash; a principal of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KVA MATx</a> and the first woman to hold the title of Professor of the Practice of Architecture at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT&rsquo;s School of Architecture &amp; Planning</a>&nbsp;&mdash; was announced today as the 2014 recipient of the Berkeley-Rupp Prize.</p><p>Awarded every two years by the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design (CED), the $100,000 Berkeley-Rupp Prize is given to a distinguished design practitioner or academic who has made significant contribution to advance gender equity in the field of architecture, and whose work exhibits commitment to sustainability and community. The prize consists of a semester-long professorship, a public lecture, and a gallery exhibition at the CED. Deborah Berke of Deborah Berke Partners received the inaugural Berkeley-Rupp Prize in 2012.</p><p>Kennedy is scheduled to begin her residence in January 2015. On February 4, she will give a public lecture on soft infrastructure followed by an open studio exhibition showcasing her work in progress at Wurster Hall on the U...</p> Baltimore-DC High Speed Train Secures $5bn in Funding Nicholas Korody 2014-09-15T18:08:00-04:00 >2014-09-15T18:08:18-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An investor group hoping to build a high-speed train capable of cutting the travel time between Baltimore and Washington to 15 minutes says in a filing to state regulators that it has lined up more than $5 billion in financial backing. The commitment is from the Japanese government, which hopes to showcase the technology behind superconducting magnetic levitation or &ldquo;maglev&rdquo; trains to an American audience [&hellip;]</p></em><br /><br /><p>The article notes that the maglev train has detractors, many of whom complain at the cost, which is far higher than other high-speed rails like those currently being built in California. For more information on the California project, check out the Atlantic's coverage <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Meanwhile, Joanna Symons of <em>the Telegraph</em>&nbsp;rode around Japan to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">commemorate</a> the 50 year anniversary of the bullet train.</p> Charlie Rose, Grupo Aranea, Mill St. Skatepark, and Longwood Gardens are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2014-09-15T15:28:00-04:00 >2014-09-15T15:28:34-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Every Monday, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that we think are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's Recap #26 for September 8-12, 2014.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Vincent Scully Prize 2014 awarded to journalist and TV host Charlie Rose</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>TV anchor and journalist Charlie Rose was announced as the 2014 recipient of the esteemed Vincent Scully Prize. In November, Rose will receive the award in recognition for his insightful interviews with the world's leading thinkers that explore the value of good design as well as the growth and shaping of the urban cityscape.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The 2014 finalists of America&rsquo;s Best Public Restroom are anything but crap</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cintas</a>' America's Best Restroom Contest is back for its 13th year, and 10 finalists are still in the running to become America's next top toilet. Winners will be selected by a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">public online vote</a> happening now until October 31.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The Next Helsinki counter-competition launches in r...</strong></a></p> Why is Ikea a Non-profit? Archinect 2014-09-15T14:30:00-04:00 >2014-09-15T14:45:25-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>IKEA has a little known secret: the company is a non-profit. Ingvar Kamprad the founder of IKEA created the philanthropic Stichting Ingka Foundation whose mission is to &ldquo;further the advancement of interior design.&rdquo; IKEA&rsquo;s bizarre business model looks like this: the nonprofit Stichting Ingka owns a private Dutch Company, Ingka Holdings that owns the majority of individual stores at the franchise level.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> New York’s Plan to Storm-Proof Fire Island Is Deeply Flawed, Says Scientist Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-15T13:43:00-04:00 >2014-09-15T15:12:42-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;The project does not provide the storm damage mitigation and storm-surge protection that is promised, or at least the U.S. Geological Survey comments on the plan question the science behind those proposed benefits.&rdquo; [...] &ldquo;A project like this, where the science is being questioned by government scientists and the environmental impacts are clearly negative, it&rsquo;s a poster child for where we shouldn&rsquo;t do this. This stretch of Fire Island is a park, for goodness sake.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Timber costruction kindergarten in Treviso, Italy. by Anoja Ermenegildo Anoja Ermenegildo 2014-09-15T13:36:00-04:00 >2014-09-15T13:37:00-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Sustinable timber constraction for a kindergarten in Treviso, Italy.</p> Orkhēstra by Sadaf Ahadi Sadaf Ahadi 2014-09-15T13:35:00-04:00 >2014-09-15T13:35:52-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="314" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p>URBAN INSTALLATION : Orchestrating the depth of light</p><p>The St&auml;delschule Architecture Class - SAC - in collaboration with its partners, the Media Architecture Institute (Vienna/Sydney), the Ludwig Maximillian University (Munich), AHL LED Shenzhen and Bollinger+Grohmann Ingenieure, invites to the opening of Orkh&#275;stra, an experimental design oddesey in media architecture.&nbsp;<br>Orkh&#275;stra pushes the boundaries of what embedded media technology in architecture is. The installation forms an intersection of the historical axes on Rossmarkt and the contemporary commercial urban context. It uses LED media technology to animate the complex depth of the architectural surfaces while inviting passers-by and visitors to engage with ODL&rsquo;s interactive lighting system, which is triggered by camera flashlights.&nbsp;</p> Get Lectured: Kent State University, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-09-15T13:14:00-04:00 >2014-09-15T13:14:27-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="680" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Say hello to another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Today's set of posters comes from the Kent State University, College of Architecture &amp; Environmental Design and the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em></em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Listed below are upcoming CAED events only. Note each event's time and location.</p><p><strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p><p><em>Sept. 16</em><br>5:30 pm<br><strong>"Hello to Language"</strong><br>Neil Denari / Principal, Neil M. Denari Architects (NMDA); Vice Chair and Professor of&nbsp;&nbsp; Architecture, UCLA<br>at Schwartz Center Auditorium</p><p><em>Sept. 18-20</em><br><strong>AIA Ohio Convention - A Future of Practice</strong><br>Allison Anderson / Partner, Unabridged Architecture<br>Marvin Malecha / Dean, North C...</p> Factory Berlin, a New Tech Incubator, Emerges from the Ruins of the Berlin Wall Nicholas Korody 2014-09-15T11:06:00-04:00 >2014-09-15T23:55:52-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The archives of the <em>New York Times </em>testify to the euphoria that accompanied the fall of the Berlin Wall in November of 1989. An article entitled <a href="" target="_blank">&ldquo;The End of the War to End Wars&rdquo;</a> reads: &ldquo;Crowds of young Germans danced on top of the hated Berlin wall Thursday night. They danced for joy, they danced for history. They danced because the tragic cycle of catastrophes that first convulsed Europe 75 years ago, embracing two world wars, a Holocaust and a cold war, seems at long last to be nearing an end.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> UNC Coastal Studies Institute Wins Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award brutvan 2014-09-14T23:43:00-04:00 >2014-09-14T23:43:17-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;We are thrilled that UNC CSI&rsquo;s Research Building has received this international design award. It brings attention to how good design can integrate beauty innovation and functionality to create a facility that serves as an important resource for Eastern North Carolina.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The UNC Coastal Studies Institute Research Building has been awarded the International Architecture Award for Best New Global Design (2014) by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. Architects Clark Nexsen and Associate Architects Cahoon &amp; Kasten have been honored by the Chicago Athenaeum for best new global design of the facility in Eastern North Carolina.&nbsp;The annual International Architectural Awards program is among the most prestigious building awards program honoring new and cutting-edge design.</p><p>This year, the Museum received a record number of projects for new buildings, landscape architecture, and urban planning projects from around the globe. The awards jury selected projects from 28 nations &ldquo;that reflect the changing state of global architecture and reveal emerging new design directions by today&rsquo;s most visionary practitioners.&rdquo;</p><p>The design of the UNC Coastal Studies Institute Research Build...</p> The Start of School and the Value of Sunsets Martina Dolejsova 2014-09-14T22:45:00-04:00 >2014-09-15T14:03:15-04:00 <p>My second week of classes are done and I missed posting last week as a result of figuring out my courses and being buried under text.&nbsp; Just to give you an idea, in my first week of classes, I was assigned 628 pages to read and &lsquo;comprehend&rsquo;.&nbsp; With an overwhelming assembly of information and rapid googling when I found myself in seminars where someone said, &lsquo;everyone knows this image&hellip; this exhibit.. this design.. this phrase&rsquo; and I had no idea what they were talking about, I jammed as much information as I could into my already full consciousness. This week is about the same and while I am still swimming in excerpts and articles, I have come to understand that this is never-ending and decided to take a break from Colomina, Benjamin and Simmel. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Even with the anxieties of keeping up, the limitless threads of dialogue that explore architectural history and the questions of cities and their environments are everywhere and exciting.&nbsp; I was fortunate to get into the class Reinhold Martin ...</p> AA Athens Visiting School 2014 challenges the static built environment with “Kinetic Haze” Justine Testado 2014-09-12T21:03:00-04:00 >2014-09-12T21:03:50-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Students and professionals had another opportunity to take part in the third cycle of the AA Athens Visiting School program, "Cipher City: Revolutions". Taking place at the National Technical University of Athens this past spring, participants focused on addressing the roles of change, adaptation and interaction through scripting and digital fabricating techniques at large scale models.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The program set out to challenge the motionless built environment in the collaborative creation of a kinetic pathway prototype called Kinetic Haze. Participants applied the basic design elements from their own proposals in creating the project in less than five days.</p><p>Here's a glimpse of the project</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Find more project photos and details on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Vincent Scully Prize 2014 awarded to journalist and TV host Charlie Rose Justine Testado 2014-09-12T18:45:00-04:00 >2014-09-15T05:29:14-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="258" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Talk show host and journalist Charlie Rose has been announced as the 2014 recipient of the esteemed Vincent Scully Prize. Established in 1999 by the National Building Museum and named after Professor Vincent Scully to honor his legacy and work, the prize recognizes exemplary practice, scholarship, or criticism in architecture, historic preservation, and urban design.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Widely known as the anchor and executive producer of<em> Charlie Rose </em>and co-anchor of <em>CBS This Morning</em>, Rose will receive the prize in recognition for his insightful interviews with the world's leading thinkers that explore the value of good design as well as the growth and shaping of the urban cityscape.</p><p>A gala celebrating Rose and the award will take place at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Building Museum</a> in Washington D.C. this November. Notable guests include architect Frank Gehry who will offer remarks on Rose. Mr. Rose will also present a special lecture during a public awards ceremony.</p><p>Previous recipients include <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High Line Co-Founders Joshua David &amp; Robert Hammond</a>, Paul Goldberger, Robert A.M Stern, and Phyllis Lambert.</p><p>Find out more on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Interiors" Pinterest Board Archinect 2014-09-12T18:10:00-04:00 >2014-09-12T18:10:15-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="858" 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>Interiors</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Edgewater Residence</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Formation Association</a>; Photo: Josh White</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Downing Street Townhouses</a> in New York, NY by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1100 Architect</a>; Photo: Nikolas Koenig</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Annex to a Union's Educational Facility</a> in Mosbach, Germany by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in_design architektur</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lightwell - Greater Boston Orthodontics</a> in Waltham, MA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Merge Architects</a>; Photo: John Horner</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LOS Symi</a> in Symi Island, Greece by Brooke Lichtenstein (Principal Designer) and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">INPUT creative studio</a> (Interior Design)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Green Village</a> in Bali, Indonesia by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ibuku</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Coffee Bar Kearny</a> in San Francisco, CA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">jones | haydu</a>; Photo: Art Gray</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Plochmann Lane</a> in Woodstock, NY by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Megan ...</a></p> Win tickets to ArchLeague's Beaux Arts Ball 2014: Craft in New York on September 20 Justine Testado 2014-09-12T15:19:00-04:00 >2014-09-15T22:30:15-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League of New York</a>'s <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beaux Arts Ball 2014: Craft</a> on September 20 is coming up! Tickets to the festive event are currently <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on sale</a>, but guess what: Archinect is giving away<strong> two pairs of tickets</strong> to<strong> two</strong> lucky readers! (two tickets for each winner)</p><p><strong>TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:</strong> In the comment section below, give at least one example of a building or architectural detail that exemplifies the art of "craft". <strong>Two winners will be chosen on Monday, September 15.</strong></p><p>Read on for more details...</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Taking place this year at the historic Weylin B. Seymour's in Brooklyn, the ball's 2014 theme "Craft" celebrates the value of artisanship and multi-disciplinary collaboration in creating architecture. Nine architects and designers will work with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nuit Blanche New York</a> to create digital projection interpretations that will highlight the "craft" of the interior design of Weylin B. Seymour's, which is an 1875 George B. Post and Peter B.Wight-designed former Williamsburgh Savings Bank.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>For the next two w...</p> Get Lectured: Syracuse, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-09-12T14:25:00-04:00 >2014-09-12T14:34:46-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="728" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Say hello to another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Today's set of posters comes from the Syracuse University School of Architecture in Syracuse, NY.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em></em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Note each event's location. Syracuse lectures take place at 5 pm in the Slocum Hall Auditorium. Fisher Center events take place at 19 E 31st St., Floor 2. To reserve a seat for Fisher Center events, click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>. All events free and open to the public.</p><p><strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p><p><em>Sept. 16</em> - Slocum<br><strong>Thomas Kelley </strong>/ Visiting Assistant Professor - University of Illinois-Chicago;&nbsp;Norman Kelley; Visiting Critic - Syracuse Architecture</p><p><em>Sept. 23</em> - Slocum<br><strong>Georgina Huljich </strong>/ Adj...</p> Gradient Wall by Radlab Radlab 2014-09-12T14:24:00-04:00 >2014-09-12T14:24:29-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="214" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Gradient is a cutting edge risk sciences consulting firm, with specialties in Toxicology, Epidemiology, Risk Assessment, Product Safety, Contaminant Fate and Transport, and Environmental/Forensic Chemistry, and has worked in over 30 countries. The Gradient Wall aims to embody the complexity of their work while maintaining a subtlety that speaks to the systematic nature of working through convoluted scientific issues. Each of the 221 unique cells were produced from a Voronoi based algorithm. The algorithm was designed such that each cell would respond to a field of sinuous lines which moves diagonally across the wall from the bottom right to the upper left corner. This field, which is part of Gradient's graphic identity, also determines each cell's size and degree of concavity or convexity. The wall is installed in the lobby and reception area of Gradient's Cambridge office.</p><p><strong>Project Team</strong><br>Matt Trimble<br>Haik Tokatlyan<br>Jared Friedman<br>Steve Listwon<br>Ethan Zisson<br>Karen Jann<br>Jino Kim</p><p><strong>Photography</strong><br>Roxan...</p> Medical Training Center for Mae Tao Clinic by Jan Glasmeier Jan Glasmeier 2014-09-12T14:22:00-04:00 >2014-09-12T14:22:42-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The new training center is planned to be a campus of several building (classrooms &amp; temporary dormitories) that will be grouped together on a piece of land not far from Mae Tao Clinic.</p><p>Despite the lack of development, the land has many advantages in that it is close to the Mae Tao Clinic and the Back Pack Health Workers Team office, yet is set apart from other developments, assuring security and privacy.</p><p><strong>Classroom &amp; Office Building</strong></p><p>Mae Tao Clinic is a humanitarian organization based in the Thai town of Mae Sot a few kilometers from the Burmese border. Besides free medical treatment, providing shelters and dry food for over 3000 children, Mae Tao clinic also started an education program in health care, sanitation and disease control for Burmese migrants. This should help to develop a social fabric in the border region and inside Burma in the foreseeable future. Space at the Clinic has been completely taken up with the need to serve the ever-increasing volume of patients. Therefor Mae Ta...</p> Cities Compete to Host Legal Disputes Nicholas Korody 2014-09-12T12:53:00-04:00 >2014-09-15T13:12:29-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The weeks and months of billable hours and protracted talks can translate to an economic lift for a host city catering to out-of-town investors and their lawyers and support staff, making municipalities worldwide eager to woo bickering parties [...] International locales like London and Paris traditionally have been favored &mdash; as well as centers of commerce like Hong Kong and Singapore for Asian disputes &mdash; but parties can agree to settle matters elsewhere.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Facades+ Dallas is happening this October. Register now! Sponsor 2014-09-12T12:34:00-04:00 >2014-09-12T12:34:32-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facades+ Dallas</a></em>.</p><p>Registration is now open for <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facades+ Dallas</a>, happening on October 30-31, 2014. Presented by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architect&rsquo;s Newspaper</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Enclos</a>, Facades+ Dallas is the ninth event in the ongoing Facades+ conference series and is the first time it will take place in Dallas, Texas.</p><p>With Resilience as this year's theme, the two-day event is a great opportunity to form valuable professional connections, socialize with your peers, and learn something new from leading industry experts.</p><p>Architects, engineers, developers, consultants, and all who are professionally involved in the design industry are all invited participate.</p><p>"The conference, symposium, and workshops will trace the history and evolution of facade design over the past five years, answer your questions about the performance, delivery and maintenance of sustainably built facades, and propose innovative design solutions to the dynamically changing environmental conditions we face today."</p><p>For registra...</p> Breaking up with Renzo... Gregory Walker 2014-09-12T12:18:00-04:00 >2014-09-12T15:45:39-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"And so, you know, having named my son after him, what was I going to do? Of course I said yes."</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Architect's Newspaper has an insightful interview with Zoltan Pali about his firm's decision to "consciously uncouple" with Renzo Piano's firm on the design for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts museum project. It's not always easy when you get matched up with someone, even if you've named your son after them...</p> How to read like an architect. jw468 2014-09-12T11:56:00-04:00 >2014-09-15T07:01:38-04:00 <p>Okay, so we&rsquo;ve had two recent discussions concerning how architects use clothing and cars to cultivate an image. I thought it might be interesting if we extended the same general idea to books. What kind of library do you have, or should you have, as an architect? This could be a personal library, the library at your firm, and/or the library of the firm where you work.</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p> Do "Rebel Architects" pose for elite audiences and their 20K a semester students? Orhan Ayyüce 2014-09-11T18:08:00-04:00 >2014-09-12T08:15:41-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>it seemed perverse to us that architecture has become all about the aesthetics of a few iconic buildings whose main function is the glorification of those with the money to build them. As one prize after another celebrates the work of a selected band of world famous "starchitects", it seemed like humanity's most pressing problems are how to fold metal into the most obscure shapes, and how implausibly high a building can go.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As curated by&nbsp;Daniel Davies on how architecture and design can be used to build a better world,&nbsp;Al Jazeera sheds a light on what really matters as architecture moves into domains of architects and geographies where the works is making difference in people's lives.</p><p><em>"They are architects not paid by international NGOs to parachute in solutions, but working in their own countries with issues they understand at a deep level. They are architects who work independently, rarely getting developer backing, but funding projects themselves. And they rarely get media coverage outside specialist architectural and academic circles."</em></p><p>Seems like real "rebels" don't pose for elite audiences and their 20K a semester students.</p><p>Also, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">curators view</a>.</p> Your friendly reminder to register for 100%DESIGN 2014 Sponsor 2014-09-11T17:24:00-04:00 >2014-09-11T17:24:09-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="210" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">100%DESIGN</a>:</em></p><p>In case you forgot to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">register earlier this summer</a>, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">100%DESIGN</a> trade event is coming up next week -- so now is the time to do it! As one of the key events at the London Design Festival, 100%DESIGN 2014 will take place at Earls Court Exhibition Centre from September 17-20.</p><p>"First staged in 1995 within a tent off the Kings Road, 100%DESIGN has gone on to be the benchmark event for the promotion of design product and activity in London. Through different editions 100% Design has continued to excel, easily outsizing any other design event in the UK.</p><p>Now, for the 20th edition the mood is both celebratory and resolutely fixed on the future; 100% Design will continue its traditional role to support design, both in the UK and beyond as it continues to define London&rsquo;s design agenda."</p><p><strong>For more info and to register, visit <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</strong></p> Luftwerk's FLOW/Im Fluss to illuminate Chicago's Couch Place alley with screens made of water Justine Testado 2014-09-11T17:06:00-04:00 >2014-09-11T17:23:54-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Crafty space manipulator <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luftwerk</a> will showcase<em> FLOW/Im Fluss</em>, a nightly light and water installation at Chicago's Couch Place alley on September 17-20 from 5 p.m. to midnight. Luftwerk, the Chicago-based collaborative established by Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero, is best known for their signature medium of site-specific light and projected video installations.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Presented by the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Loop Alliance</a>, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Goethe-Institute Chicago</a>, and the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Natural Resources Defense Council</a>, Luftwerk's FLOW/Im Fluss celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Sister Cities Chicago and Hamburg. As a nod to each city's river locations, the installation visualizes the characteristics of the Chicago River and Hamburg's River Elbe through video compositions that will be projected on "screens" made of water.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>Having lived in both cities, Luftwerk is based on the encompassing, connective nature of water in FLOW as people gather to get a closer look at the flow of data readings collected from both rivers. Adding sound ...</p> Future Now 2014 2014-09-11T15:52:00-04:00 >2014-09-11T15:52:52-04:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association 2014-09-11T15:51:00-04:00 >2014-09-11T15:51:14-04:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The growth of a skyscraper: One WTC in photos Archinect 2014-09-11T15:49:00-04:00 >2014-09-11T15:50:12-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On this 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a shiny new skyscraper towers over what was once a smoldering pile. It&rsquo;s touted as &ldquo;an ever-present symbol of renewal and hope,&rdquo; but the process to build One WTC, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, has been arduous and much-delayed. The project, which has had its share of critics, is finally set to open in early 2015.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 2014 Architecture and the City - Leo Marmol: Modernism and the Bay Area 2014-09-11T15:44:00-04:00 >2014-09-11T15:44:15-04:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>