Archinect 2014-11-21T07:07:46-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/114126142/tracking-economic-conditions-with-satellite-imagery-and-shadows Tracking economic conditions with satellite imagery and shadows Archinect 2014-11-20T17:39:00-05:00 >2014-11-20T17:39:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/78/789648f9a507cb229e9feb24fe7993c3.jpg" width="514" height="218" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Proving that some market somewhere will find a value for anything, a company called Orbital Insight is now tracking "the shadows cast by half-finished Chinese buildings" as a possible indicator for where the country's economy might be headed.</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/114120518/renzo-piano-will-design-the-new-kum-go-corporate-hq-in-iowa Renzo Piano will design the new Kum & Go corporate HQ in Iowa Justine Testado 2014-11-20T15:57:00-05:00 >2014-11-20T20:10:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dj/djbgetjkstu2vsds.jpg" width="514" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Renzo Piano Building Workshop will be the design architect for the new corporate headquarters of Midwest convenience retailer chain Kum &amp; Go. The 120,000 sq.foot building will be located at the Pappajohn Sculpture Park in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. After competing teams submitted written proposals, six finalists were interviewed last month before RPBW won the project. In the next few months, a local architect and general contractor will be chosen as the design process begins.</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/114119713/11-futuristic-ways-to-improve-our-cities-from-robotic-rats-to-talking-trash-cans 11 Futuristic Ways to Improve Our Cities, From Robotic Rats to Talking Trash Cans Alexander Walter 2014-11-20T15:42:00-05:00 >2014-11-20T15:51:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7a/7a6771e79d4f1ae48503319eedc35c63.jpg" width="514" height="743" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>City Hall. It's traditionally the place where technology gets stuffed into a drawer and forgotten. But as budgets recover from the Great Recession and smartphone-toting citizens prod municipal officials, cities are now more Boston Dynamics than Boss Tweed. Soon the pols will be promising sensor-driven pots that cook the chicken for you, just the way you like it.</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/114115688/the-architecture-of-loss-how-to-redesign-after-a-school-shooting The Architecture of Loss: How to Redesign After a School Shooting Alexander Walter 2014-11-20T14:22:00-05:00 >2014-11-20T14:23:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cc/ccf381e76f2c8bfa50335c50445d0a89.jpg" width="514" height="273" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Good architects strive to balance design and function while listening closely to a client&rsquo;s emotional needs for the space. Public projects often have the added layers of bureaucratic paperwork, &nbsp;media scrutiny, and community outreach. But rebuilding a school after a shooting presents a unique kaleidoscope of intense feelings. Architects must create an environment that not only promotes learning, but also helps the students&mdash;and their towns&mdash;heal from tragedy.</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/114114885/clemson-scraps-its-modern-building-plan Clemson scraps its modern building plan Alexander Walter 2014-11-20T14:07:00-05:00 >2014-11-20T15:06:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d7/d7131e6aaee42fd18177cc08d04f7941.jpg" width="514" height="355" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Clemson University has backed off its plans to build a modern architecture center at Meeting and George streets - a project applauded at first but later bitterly fought by two neighborhoods and preservation groups. Clemson announced its decision to change course on its $10 million Spaulding Paolozzi Center in the wake of a recent lawsuit filed challenging how the city's Board of Architectural Review handled its approval.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105020838/charleston-groups-sue-over-approval-of-clemson-architecture-center-s-proposed-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Charleston groups sue over approval of Clemson architecture center's proposed design</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/114043428/listen-to-episode-7-of-archinect-sessions-the-peaks-and-valleys-of-architectural-value-out-now Listen to Episode 7 of Archinect Sessions, "The Peaks and Valleys of Architectural Value", out now! Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-11-20T14:01:00-05:00 >2014-11-20T22:09:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/42/42h6wvcsz8y9dcec.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week on the podcast: continuing our earlier discussion on <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/112509888/the-state-of-debt-and-the-price-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">student debt</a>, special guest (and fellow Archinector)&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/quilian" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Quilian Riano</a> joins <a href="http://archinect.com/paul" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/ameliath" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/pedaldesignlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ken</a>&nbsp;to discuss&nbsp;the <a href="http://www.architecture-lobby.org/about/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Lobby's</a>&nbsp;advocacy for increasing the value of architecture, both monetarily and in the public eye. We also&nbsp;cover&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113496632/the-nyt-s-interview-with-karim-rashid-unlicensed-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Karim Rashid's recent inflammatory&nbsp;<em>New York Times</em>&nbsp;interview</a>.</p><p>Listen to episode seven of the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/47379/archinect-sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>&nbsp;podcast, "The Ups and Downs of Architectural Value":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to subscribe</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>Stitcher</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=55711&amp;refid=stpr" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to listen</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/preview/archinect/Archinect-Sessions-7.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p><p>As always, you can tweet questions/comments about podcast topics to #archinectsessions, or leave a message for us at (213)&nbsp;784-7421. Our next episode could feature...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/114114079/whitney-announces-opening-date-of-its-new-home-in-chelsea Whitney announces opening date of its new home in Chelsea Alexander Walter 2014-11-20T13:55:00-05:00 >2014-11-20T17:46:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/85/852dec54324014ba3107df965ca9b381.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Whitney Museum of American Art announced today that it will open its new home in Chelsea on 1 May 2015. With double the exhibition space of its "old" Marcel Breuer-designed building, the museum will be able to show far more of its collection of Modern and contemporary American art in its Renzo Piano-designed new space in the Meatpacking District. [...] Weinberg told us that Piano saved the institution from making one decision that it would have lived to regret.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/11627/whitney-museum-of-american-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/114041822/sanaa-s-grace-farms-river-project-to-open-in-fall-2015 SANAA's Grace Farms River project to open in fall 2015 Justine Testado 2014-11-19T19:31:00-05:00 >2014-11-20T12:56:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7w/7wyj7esvst36j399.jpg" width="514" height="228" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/sanaa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA</a>'s River project in the upcoming Grace Farms in New Canaan, CT will finally celebrate its grand opening next fall. The non-profit <a href="http://www.gracefarms.org/grace-farms-foundation/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grace Farms Foundation</a> developed Grace Farms as an open public park for the local community, whereas the SANAA-designed building will be used for various community programs and recreation.</p><p>After an international search, the Foundation selected SANAA in 2010 to design the structure -- not long before the firm <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97140/sanaa-wins-2010-pritzker-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">won the 2010 Pritzker Prize</a>. SANAA then revealed their design of the River <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/58092018/sanaa-unveils-design-for-first-u-s-building-since-pritzker-win" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in 2012</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1j/1jrh72navbhozun1.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ap/apmkaca0lkhhdrox.jpg"></p><p>Reminiscent of SANAA's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/89892/ryue-nishizawa-and-kazuyo-sejima-s-serpentine-pavilion-now-you-see-it-now-you-don-t" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2009 Serpentine Pavilion</a>, the River building evidently gets its name from the way it meanders through the park's greenery. The 86,000 sq.ft structure is made of glass, concrete, steel, and wood, and is essentially connected by a single roof that appears to float approximately 10-14 feet above the ground. From an aerial view, the roof's water-like appearance allows the project to blend in with the surrounding landscape, which SANAA designed in ...</p> http://archinect.com/schools/event/17129/upcoming-lecture-theo-jansen-strandbeests/113956706 [UPCOMING LECTURE] Theo Jansen STRANDBEESTS Emily Klein 2014-11-19T17:46:00-05:00 >2014-11-19T17:46:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ac/acrchuxiahnsfkee.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Theo Jansen</strong>, a world-renowned artist, engineer, and visionary futurist from the Netherlands, will present &ldquo;Strandbeest Evolution: A New Form of Life&rdquo; on Wednesday November 19th at 6:00pm at EMPAC.</p><p>Renknowned for his kinetic sculptures, Jansen is the creator of Strandbeests &ndash; brilliantly engineered walking machines that move on their own in lifelike ways. Part artist, part engineer, Jansen&nbsp;builds these fantastical wind powered animals out of PVC piping, and leaves them free to roam the countryside and beaches around his house in the Netherlands. From a distance, they look like enormous grazing sheep, but up close, the intricacy of the mechanisms that facilitate their movement is breathtaking. Propelled by wind, the Strandbeests even incorporate primitive logic gates that are used to reverse the direction of their movement if the Strandbeest senses danger, such as water or loose sand&nbsp;in which&nbsp;it might become stuck.</p><p>Born 1948 in Scheveningen, Netherlands, Jansen studied physics at Delft ...</p> http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/design.develop.build_south_africa/ Design.Develop.Build South Africa 2014-11-19T17:44:00-05:00 >2014-11-19T17:44:51-05:00 <!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/description/2015_aiany_design_awards/ 2015 AIANY Design Awards 2014-11-19T17:32:00-05:00 >2014-11-19T17:32:31-05:00 <!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/114043426/upcoming-iidexcanada-2014-adds-gehry-partners-david-mirvish-david-nam-as-keynote-speakers Upcoming IIDEXCanada 2014 adds Gehry Partners’ David Mirvish + David Nam as keynote speakers Justine Testado 2014-11-19T15:48:00-05:00 >2014-11-20T16:36:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u5/u51ddmh5vyk3sb9p.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>IIDEXCANADA is almost here! Canada's national architecture and design expo and conference will be celebrating its 30th anniversary at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on December 3-4. The two-day event is a great opportunity to network, exchange ideas, and socialize with over 20,000 fellow attendees. Over 350 exhibitors, more than 50 accredited seminars, and special feature exhibitions on multiple disciplines in the architecture and design community will be featured this year.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/23/23mygi977zzx0e3x.jpg"></p><p>It's almost a lineup of Davids for the 2014 keynote speakers. Joining <a href="http://rockwellgroup.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Rockwell</a> and <a href="http://www.daniel-libeskind.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daniel Libeskind</a> are David Mirvish and David Nam of <a href="https://www.foga.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry Partners</a>.&nbsp; Mirvish and Nam will be in conversation with Globe and Mail Publisher and CEO Phillip Crawley about Mirvish's new development, Mirvish + Gehry Toronto.</p><p>Read more about <a href="http://www.iidexcanada.com/2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IIDEXCANADA</a> and how to register over on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/upcoming_iidexcanada_2014_adds_gehry_partners_david_mirvish_david_nam_as_ke/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/114041818/3d-soundscape-can-guide-blind-people-through-cities “3D Soundscape” Can Guide Blind People Through Cities Alexander Walter 2014-11-19T15:19:00-05:00 >2014-11-19T15:23:17-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/85/8567791cf6ea8c90ac21e9605a4815de.jpg" width="514" height="275" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Enter Cities Unlocked, a project intended to help people with sight loss navigate cities. The brainchild of a blind Microsoft employee, it uses GPS, a 3D audio headset, and Bluetooth beacons, among other technologies. [...] &ldquo;I&rsquo;m a blind person, I need to keep my ears open,&rdquo; she says. The headset uses bone-conducting technology, in which vibrations create a &ldquo;3D soundscape&rdquo; around the user.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/88755037/parsons-and-the-met-team-up-to-increase-accessibility-for-disabled" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Parsons and the Met team up to increase accessibility for disabled</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/114040210/saving-buildings-with-social-media-or-not Saving Buildings with Social Media (Or Not) Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-11-19T14:56:00-05:00 >2014-11-20T12:45:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0r/0rnmtjgjd68r29w8.jpg" width="514" height="502" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We call it &ldquo;destructoporn&rdquo; (since 2007, according to Urban Dictionary) and it comes, unbidden, via digital media. Where did I see that Tod Williams and Billie Tsien&rsquo;s Folk Art Museum, just thirteen years old, was down to steel and rubble? The art critic Jerry Saltz&rsquo;s Instagram. [...] The dailiness, even hourliness, of social media makes it a perfect vehicle for documenting each thump of the wrecking ball, each crunch of the backhoe. Its visual slant is ideal for activism wrapped up in pictures.</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/114038603/london-s-garden-bridge-not-so-public-after-all London's Garden Bridge: not so public after all Alexander Walter 2014-11-19T14:30:00-05:00 >2014-11-20T20:37:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/91/9126bc2fe3215b35b7f4f645466941bc.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] the bridge will be closed at night, won't allow entry to cyclists or groups of 8 or more without prior booking, and will ocassionally be closed off for fundraising events. Right. So less a public bridge than a privately-managed tourist attraction, then. [...] The east of London, on the other hand, could actually use another crossing, with or without limits to access</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102628656/london-s-garden-bridge-it-feels-like-we-re-trying-to-pull-off-a-crime" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's Garden bridge: 'It feels like we're trying to pull off a crime'</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/114037792/architecture-billings-index-shows-slower-expansion-in-october Architecture Billings Index shows slower expansion in October Archinect 2014-11-19T14:01:00-05:00 >2014-11-19T14:04:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7k/7kkx9jku04jbr0ps.jpg" width="514" height="354" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Headed by the continued strength in the multi-family residential market and the emerging growth for institutional projects, demand for design services continues to be healthy [...] The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the October ABI score was 53.7, down from a mark of 55.2 in September. This score reflects an increase in design activity (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry index was 62.7, following a mark of 64.8 the previous month.</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/114035380/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-47 Archinect's Employer of the Day - Weekly Round-Up #47 Justine Testado 2014-11-19T13:52:00-05:00 >2014-11-19T13:52:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5a/5aieiebl0i9se63r.jpg" width="514" height="343" 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. <a href="http://archinect.com/Spacearchplan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>SPACE Architects + Planners</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152805652752247.1073742955.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/110318818/associate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect Associate</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6x/6xsworjhazymhkwl.jpg"></p><p>2. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/20865647/touzet-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Touzet Studio</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152803764002247.1073742953.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/113873157/architect-intermediate-level" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Intermediate level Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8r/8rsot0z8obcfdju4.jpg"></p><p>3. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/107970738/donald-lococo-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Donald Lococo Architects</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152801396512247.1073742952.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/107970739/project-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Project Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jc/jcpzl5inboqu6jmz.jpg"></p><p>4. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/4959630/ojmr-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>OJMR Architects</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152795481357247.1073742950.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/112896790/junior-intermediate-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Junior/Intermediate Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hs/hs1nwoq9aexs0r13.jpg"></p><p>5. <a href="http://archinect.com/hickokcole" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Hickok Cole Architects</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152793644042247.1073742948.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/hickokcole/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nu/nuzz9t046ig3iyut.jpg"></p><p>To follow <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/369546/employer-of-the-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Employer of the Day</em></a>, like Archinect's <a href="http://facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113988021/tall-smooth-proud-and-unquestionably-21st-century Tall, smooth, proud and unquestionably 21st Century Nam Henderson 2014-11-19T02:14:00-05:00 >2014-11-19T02:17:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/il/ilijqh2cc1mus7pq.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The great limestone slabs of Valletta's modern entrance give out on to two broad new monumental stairways leading up to the ancient fortifications....This is certainly statement architecture - and that is exactly what former prime minister, and driving force behind the project, Lawrence Gonzi intended.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Juliet Rix visits Valleta, the capital of Malta, where Renzo Piano Building Workshop has designed a&nbsp;new gate/entrance and square.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113982402/yaohua-wang-wins-2014-harvard-gsd-thesis-prize-with-salvaged-stadium Yaohua Wang wins 2014 Harvard GSD thesis prize with “Salvaged Stadium” Justine Testado 2014-11-18T20:58:00-05:00 >2014-11-21T06:55:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8m/8myhs9zjr6ugg82o.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Recent Harvard Graduate School of Design graduate Yaohua Wang finished his M.Arch program on a high note by winning the 2014 James Templeton Kelley Prize for Best M.Arch II Thesis for his project, "Salvaged Stadium". Although Wang doesn't win an award every single time for his projects, his intricate ideas have spurred some debate in the past.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>Salvaged Stadium</em> explores the notion of finding architecture's "hidden dimension". In the introduction, <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/28312592/yaohua-wang" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yaohua Wang</a> writes:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fp/fpmivhtv13x0r5zg.jpg"></p><p>"Let&rsquo;s begin with a joke. A man went into a restaurant, and he asked the waitress; 'Can I have a coffee without milk, please.' The waitress answers: 'Sorry we don&rsquo;t have milk today, can I give you a coffee without cream.' For me, this is a very interesting moment. It reveals that what you don&rsquo;t get is also defining what you get, the hidden dimension behind the appearance. How could architecture gain this hidden dimension, beyond the physical form?"</p><p>Learn more about Salvaged Stadium on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/yaohua_wang_wins_2014_harvard_gsd_thesis_prize_with_salvaged_stadium/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>. You can also watch the animated story below.</p> http://archinect.com/firms/project/4143996/oak-pass-guesthouse/113912568 Oak Pass Guesthouse by Walker Workshop Noah Walker 2014-11-18T19:33:00-05:00 >2014-11-18T19:33:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6o/6ockmcf6713127gc.jpg" width="514" height="767" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This two bedroom guesthouse sits along a ridge in a grove of over 120 coast live oak trees.&nbsp; The building utilizes a small footprint and height to maximize panoramic canyon views while strengthening its connection with the trees below.&nbsp; An existing barn was rehabbed extensively and functions as both a living room and a concert venue for up to eighty guests.&nbsp; The upper floor is clad in fire-resistant wood and has bedrooms at opposite corners of the floating volume.</p> http://archinect.com/firms/project/113975180/mesa-city-center-competition/113975982 Mesa City Center Competition by Colwell Shelore Landscape Architecture Lin Hua 2014-11-18T19:32:00-05:00 >2014-11-18T19:32:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eq/eqlrctd18yrlhtbs.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a name="OLE_LINK3" target="_blank">Colwell Shelor+ West 8+ Weddle Gilmore</a> has been selected to lead the design process to transform 19 acres surrounding Mesa&rsquo;s City Hall into a one of a kind civic space which will capture and enhance the urbanizing momentum of Mesa&rsquo;s downtown core.&nbsp; The team was unanimously selected by the City of Mesa over finalists Woods Bagot+ Surface Design&nbsp;and Otak+ Mayer Reed.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;The very public nature of the design competition culminated in three inspiring designs based on robust public interest participation,&rdquo; stated Jeff McVay, the Project Manager for Mesa&rsquo;s Department for Development and Sustainability.&nbsp; &ldquo;The City&rsquo;s ambition is to create a signature urban space from which Mesa residents, visitors, and businesses can identify with, an identity that both respects the past and positions downtown Mesa for the future. With the selection of Colwell Shelor + West 8 + Weddle Gilmore as the winner of the design competition, the City and public will have a capable and proven partner for completing the ...</p> http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/herwig_baumgartner_scott_uriu_familiar_and_the_uncanny/ Herwig Baumgartner + Scott Uriu: Familiar and the Uncanny 2014-11-18T19:28:00-05:00 >2014-11-18T19:28:06-05:00 <!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/113973577/red-bull-s-inaba-designed-office-is-the-antithesis-of-trendy-workspaces Red Bull's INABA-designed office is the "antithesis" of trendy workspaces Justine Testado 2014-11-18T19:05:00-05:00 >2014-11-20T17:48:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/14/14z3frrna9e26req.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When it comes to a high-energy drink giant like Red Bull, most would probably expect their corporate offices to reflect the sporty, frat bro-friendly culture that the brand overwhelmingly attracts. Not a single hint of that can be seen in the company's newly designed office in New York by Brooklyn-based architects <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106366/inaba-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">INABA</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pa/paddue86ipd16k51.jpg"></p><p>In fact, Red Bull's New York office looks generic and insignia-free -- which is not common for large companies. INABA states that the design doesn't integrate the latest theories of workplace productivity nor is it driven by narrative or graphic imagery. It ignores workspace interior trends like grand-scale gestures, playful recreational lounges, or urban-chic office decor. On the other hand, the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112805150/muji-s-prefab-vertical-house-now-available-for-japanese-residences" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">no-brand minimal aesthetic</a> is a growing trend itself as well.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jz/jzn4krxmqkbt9gc7.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yi/yinastae02xmvmc4.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/up/up63mzq57r15f8zf.jpg"></p><p>The office's "timeless" and brandless design questions the standard that corporate offices must be a spatial representation of the company and the brand qualities of which it established itself. "Red Bull&rsquo;s New Yor...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/113881196/design-build-at-the-university-of-miami-school-of-architecture Design/Build at the University of Miami School of Architecture jp88 2014-11-18T15:45:00-05:00 >2014-11-20T18:13:04-05:00 <p>&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/11/11rjmddl53jobnr0.jpg"></p><p>The Design/Build studio has been developed and led by Prof. Rocco Ceo, and the Billy E. Miller Design-Build Visiting Critic <a href="http://www.jerseydevildesignbuild.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jim Adamson</a>. &nbsp;Over the past 5 years the studio has created projects for community use, such as non-profit groups and the state park system. &nbsp;This year's project is staying closer to home. &nbsp;Ceo is leading a group of undergraduates and graduate students in a transportable coffee kiosk that will sit in the School of Architecture's courtyard. &nbsp;Although the campus of the architecture school has a great view of the University's lake, it is quite distance from most dinning halls and food court options. The kiosk would be managed by students and serve coffee and drinks throughout the course of the semesters. &nbsp;The kiosk will also be mobile in case it needs to relocate or be stored away. &nbsp;With only 5 weeks left in the semester, it is now crunch time for these design builders and we hope to bring you some more updates soon.<br><br>Below is a video of one of the past projects: An...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113963132/paris-row-after-hdm-s-triangle-skyscraper-rejected Paris row after HdM's Triangle skyscraper rejected Alexander Walter 2014-11-18T14:49:00-05:00 >2014-11-20T17:47:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f9/f9c05bac76bb10e4b55c2432ac56d9ef.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Amid politically charged scenes, Paris city council has narrowly rejected a plan to build the historic city's first skyscraper since a height restriction was imposed in the 1970s. But Mayor Anne Hidalgo said [...] she would fight the Triangle tower vote. [...] The architects, Herzog and de Meuron, proposed to build the 180m (590ft) tower in the south-west Porte de Versailles area of the city, after then-Mayor Bertrand Delanoe proposed an end to the 37m limit in parts of the capital.</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/113962327/planning-the-unplanned Planning the Unplanned Alexander Walter 2014-11-18T14:33:00-05:00 >2014-11-18T14:41:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rb/rb8mmeed2hk873p9.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Daniel Campo, an urban planner and professor of planning at Morgan State University, is particularly interested in those recreational spaces that aren&rsquo;t planned or designed, but are appropriated by residents for their own purposes. [...] Dylan Gauthier, a public artist, educator, and writer based in North Brooklyn, walked around these parks with Campo to discuss the benefits of unplanned spaces for recreation [...].</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/113961523/berlin-after-the-wall-a-microcosm-of-the-world-s-chaotic-change Berlin After the Wall: A Microcosm of the World’s Chaotic Change Alexander Walter 2014-11-18T14:18:00-05:00 >2014-11-20T17:46:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9d/9din4efkmnnbm0qk.jpg" width="514" height="376" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Not far from the Brandenburg Gate, Potsdamer Platz was a no man&rsquo;s land during the Cold War. Then the Berlin Wall fell, and the German authorities made it a petting zoo for celebrity architecture. The corporate headquarters of Germany&rsquo;s new global swagger. But the ambitions for Potsdamer Platz, like the hopes and fears about a united Germany, turned out differently. The architecture was not so great. Many companies fled.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113115295/8-000-glowing-balloons-recreate-the-berlin-wall" target="_blank">8,000 Glowing Balloons Recreate the Berlin Wall</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113959916/how-better-glass-can-save-hundreds-of-millions-of-birds-a-year How Better Glass Can Save Hundreds of Millions of Birds a Year Alexander Walter 2014-11-18T13:58:00-05:00 >2014-11-20T17:47:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b2/b2abb40a46c3b3a49752e9378aabbde3.jpg" width="160" height="120" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In fact, as many as 600 million birds die in window collisions in the U.S. and Canada every year, scientists estimate. [...] A growing awareness of the threats to bird populations has prompted new laws and voluntary guidelines in cities from Toronto to San Francisco. Along with "green" building programs, these new rules are spurring demand for bird-friendly glass among architects, glass manufacturers, and their clients.</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/113959112/frank-lloyd-wright-s-usonian-house-rises-again-in-arkansas Frank Lloyd Wright's 'Usonian' house rises again in Arkansas Alexander Walter 2014-11-18T13:43:00-05:00 >2014-11-20T17:46:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/99/99b61fefd78f117a8cf14f0ed805a196.jpg" width="514" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>How many truckloads does it take to transport a 2,800 sq. ft house, designed by one of America&rsquo;s most revered Modern architects, more than 1,200 miles from New Jersey to Arkansas? [...] Staff at the three-year-old Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art put that question to the test recently when Frank Lloyd Wright&rsquo;s 1950s Bachman Wilson House was moved from its flood-prone location on a riverbank in Millstone, New Jersey, to the institution&rsquo;s sprawling 120-acre campus in Bentonville, Arkansas.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91375049/museum-buys-a-frank-lloyd-wright-house-with-plans-to-move-it-from-new-jersey-to-arkansas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum buys a Frank Lloyd Wright house with plans to move it from New Jersey to Arkansas</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113955904/get-lectured-otis-college-of-art-and-design-14-15 Get Lectured: Otis College of Art and Design, '14-'15 Justine Testado 2014-11-18T13:13:00-05:00 >2014-11-20T20:14:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y1/y18xqjksjaxkseq7.jpg" width="514" height="1542" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/493828/fall-2014-lectures" 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>Our next poster comes from the Otis College of Art and Design, Architecture-Landscape-Interiors program in Los Angeles.</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="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>All lectures free and open to the public. Note each event's time and location.</p><p><em>Nov. 20</em><br>7 p.m.<br>PATRICK TIGHE / Principal - Patrick Tighe Architecture | Santa Monica<br>at the Forum, Ground Floor - Kathleen Ahmanson Hall, Goldsmith Campus - Otis</p><p><em>Dec. 4</em><br>7 p.m.<br>JULIA CZERNIAK / Principal - CLEAR; Associate Dean - Syracuse University<br>at the Forum, Ground Floor - Kathleen Ahmanson Hall, Goldsmith Campus - Otis</p><p><em>Feb. 18</em><br>7:30 p.m.<br>JAMES CORNER /...</p>