Archinect 2014-04-23T12:10:20-04:00 http://archinect.com/blog/article/98543272/yestermorrow-design-build-for-public-interest Yestermorrow Design/Build for Public Interest Lian Chikako Chang 2014-04-23T09:50:00-04:00 >2014-04-23T11:45:48-04:00 <p>Hello Archinect,</p><p>This is a throwback to 2007 for me, when I attended the two week design/build course led by Jersey Devil co-founders&nbsp;Steve Badanes and Jim Adamson, along with New York-based architect Bill Bialosky. I had the pleasure of seeing Steve at our <a href="http://www.acsa-arch.org/programs-events/conferences/annual-meeting/102nd-annual-meeting/schedule" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ACSA Annual Conference in Miami</a> a couple weeks ago and he reminded me that his Yestermorrow course, which starts on August 3, is currently open for registration.&nbsp;</p><p>Here are a few images from past years' courses. In my year, we designed and built a portable fruit stand for <a href="http://www.shelburnefarms.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shelburne Farms</a>&nbsp;in Vermont, a&nbsp;nonprofit educational farm that you can visit, to stroll its walking trails, observe and take part in farm life, and pet the fuzzies. Our fruit stand was smaller than most of the projects here but it had the added constraint of being easily portable along Vermont's sometimes-bumpy roads for regular farmer's market events. The course is an amazing way to spend part of the summer, so I wanted to let you know in case you're thinking about...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98513147/philip-johnson-was-a-nazi-propagandist Philip Johnson Was a Nazi Propagandist Archinect 2014-04-22T21:28:00-04:00 >2014-04-23T11:46:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b9/b9642eec233e55a9dfbdc2367a5c2927.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Philip Johnson was a terrible, hateful human being. And he wasn't just some casual Nazi sympathizer whispering, "maybe Hitler has some good ideas" in shadowy bars, either. He actively campaigned for Nazi causes in the U.S. and around the world. Johnson visited Germany in the 1930s at the invitation of the government's Propaganda Ministry. He wrote numerous articles for far right publications. He started a fascist organization called the Gray Shirts in the United States...</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/98510132/editor-s-picks-364 Editor's Picks #364 Nam Henderson 2014-04-22T21:24:00-04:00 >2014-04-22T23:40:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bo/bocrgxzfuh5bbcjr.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the latest edition of the <strong>Working out of the Box</strong> feature Archinect talked with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/97819483/working-out-of-the-box-emily-fischer-of-haptic-lab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Emily Fischer, Founder of </a><a href="http://www.hapticlab.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Haptic Lab</a>. &nbsp;</p><p>In the interview she explains how she started "<em>The very first quilted map I made was designed to be a wayfinding tool for the visually impaired; my mother was diagnosed with glaucoma and macular degeneration while I was a student at TCAUP</em>&rdquo;.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2752895/fred-scharmen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fred Scharmen</a>&nbsp;commented "<em>Those kites are amazing!</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0k/0kov5h91i95pauon.jpg"></p><p>Meanwhile issue <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/97260768/screen-print-12-the-cairo-review-s-future-of-the-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#12 of Screen/Print highlighted The Cairo Review's "Future of the City"</a>&nbsp;along with <a href="http://onetwelveksa.wordpress.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One:Twelve</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/98156717/screen-print-13-one-twelve-s-black-and-white" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> (the student-run journal from the Knowlton School of Architecture) seventh issue, </a><a href="http://static.squarespace.com/static/529f9366e4b0edf62d290de9/t/5315fef7e4b04a00bc14abd5/1393950455290/Issue_007_Final.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Black and White</a>.<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>As demolition of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98033714/coming-soon-to-moma-lots-of-knocking-next-door" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Folk Art Museum</a>&nbsp;began <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia</a>&nbsp;and Paul moderated a conversation between Archinect Contributors &nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/pedaldesignlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ken Koense</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/quilian" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Quilian Riano</a> and <a href="http://www.artsjournal.com/culturegrrl/author/lrosenbaum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lee Rosenbaum</a>, who writes about art museums for the Wall Street Journal.</p><p><strong>vado retro</strong> was curious "<em>Would we have the same outrage say if a hospital were the ones tearing down the FAM...Our response of outrage is a...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98496231/timea-tihanyi-s-constructs-not-printed-made Timea Tihanyi's Constructs - Not Printed, Made Donna Sink 2014-04-22T21:12:00-04:00 >2014-04-22T22:19:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k2/k2ef380bnchk07ka.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>...the little structures will remind you of every last thing: foreclosed houses...the Olympic stadium in Beijing...the Colosseum, the crumbling ruins next door to the Colosseum. Each building maps a path through Tihanyi's mind, and yours. You visit every teeny room...climb every ladder...Then you return to your big self, looking down on layers of sheen and pale color emanating from the surfaces, as if layers of translucent skin have been laid on top of flesh. How could you not love these?</p></em><br /><br /><p>Art critic Jen Graves (a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize ultimately won by<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98041785/inquirer-s-architecture-critic-inga-saffron-wins-pulitzer-prize-for-criticism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Inga Saffron</a>) reviews the tiny building-like constructions made by artist Timea Tihanyis.&nbsp; But while architecture aficionados will find these little structures initially reminiscent of 3D printed models, their laborious, fragile craftsmanlike construction reveals them as being made of Merleau -Ponty's "<a href="http://sensualanimist.com/2012/04/13/phenomenology-of-perception-maurice-merleau-ponty/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the flesh of the world</a>".&nbsp; In other words (fighting words?), revealing them to be much more like architecture.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98511939/aia-announces-the-2014-cote-top-ten-green-projects AIA announces the 2014 COTE Top Ten Green Projects Justine Testado 2014-04-22T21:05:00-04:00 >2014-04-23T08:54:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gx/gxg2hz3ezjuyz1u3.jpg" width="514" height="282" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since it's Earth Day, here are the 18th annual Top Ten Green Projects just announced by the AIA and their Committee on the Environment (COTE). The awards program is the best known in the field for recognizing excellence in sustainable architecture and ecological design. Additionally, AIA and COTE awarded one project as the Top Ten Plus Project, which honors a past Top Ten Green Project that demonstrates through quantifiable metrics the impact of sustainable design and technology.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The winners will be honored at the AIA 2014 National Convention and Design Exposition in Chicago this June.</p><p>Have a look at this year's winning projects below.</p><p>Pictured above: <strong>Arizona State University Student Health Services; Tempe, Arizona</strong><br>by Lake|Flato Architects + Orcutt|Winslow&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Bud Clark Commons; Portland, Oregon </strong><br>by Holst Architecture</p><p><strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1b/1b52bfjyjvvft0xp.jpg"></strong></p><p><strong>Bushwick Inlet Park; Brooklyn, New York </strong><br>by Kiss + Cathcart, Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nq/nqe6qon687xq8rwd.jpg"></p><p><strong>Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt (EGWW) Federal Building Modernization; Portland, Oregon&nbsp;</strong><br>by SERA Architects in association with Cutler Anderson Architects<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e0/e0zsb641tkmb8b36.jpg"></p><p><strong>Gateway Center - SUNY-ESF College of Environmental Science &amp; Forestry; Syracuse, NY</strong><br>by Architerra</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s1/s10a4d1e7zenagv1.jpg"></p><p><strong>John &amp; Frances Angelos Law Center; Baltimore</strong><br>by Behnisch Architekten and Ayers Saint Gross</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9h/9hg29h9qnlpin5w1.jpg"></p><p><strong>Sustainability Treehouse; Glen Jean, West Virginia Design</strong><br>by Mithun (Architect); BNIM (Executive Architect/Architect of Record)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0u/0uc8dalke9i1t3v2.jpg"></p><p><strong>The David and Lucile Packard Foundation Headquarters; Los Altos California</strong><br>by EHDD</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yn/ynf49dpjw50t2yth.jpg"></p><p><strong>U.S. Land Port of Entry; Warroad, Minnesota</strong><br>by Snow K...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98505295/3xn-to-design-the-new-international-olympic-committee-hq-in-lausanne 3xn to design the new International Olympic Committee HQ in Lausanne Justine Testado 2014-04-22T18:12:00-04:00 >2014-04-22T18:13:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5v/5vkxsb1wdoncn2tb.jpg" width="514" height="275" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>3xn was chosen by the International Olympic Committee as the architectural partner to design the new IOC Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. The IOC selected the Danish firm after a collective decision by the IOC Architecture College during a March 25 meeting... The design for the new headquarters will be revealed at a later date arranged by the IOC.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The winning concept for the IOC Headquarters will be located on a 24,000 square meter site on the banks of Lake Geneva providing an &lsquo;Olympic campus&rsquo; of administrative buildings for 500 employees. 3xn has worked continuously on their proposal since last July when they were <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/76375076/international-olympic-committee-announces-design-shortlist-for-its-new-lausanne-hq" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shortlisted with 12 international all-star practices</a>.</p><p>Head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/3xn_to_design_the_new_international_olympic_committee_hq_in_lausanne/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> for more info.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98495028/christchurch-s-replacement-cathedral-has-boosted-a-fledgling-furniture-sector Christchurch's replacement cathedral has boosted a fledgling furniture sector Alexander Walter 2014-04-22T13:52:00-04:00 >2014-04-22T13:58:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8e/8e96929b3fc743822233a460c3c7f431.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Two years after the 2011 earthquake destroyed Christchurch's neo-Gothic cathedral, the building has been resurrected. It has also undergone something of a public transfiguration. [...] In the past few years cardboard has also become increasingly popular in small-scale design. Hipster boutiques, museum gift shops and high profile public events such as the State of Design Festival now stock cardboard lighting, storage units, stools and kids' toys.</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/98494414/airbnb-faces-opposition-from-nyc-affordable-housing-group Airbnb faces opposition from NYC affordable housing group Alexander Walter 2014-04-22T13:35:00-04:00 >2014-04-22T13:37:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eb/eb5aee79bdd9f6014fef6cb78c753eb1.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Real Affordability for All Coalition &mdash; made up of 50 tenant advocate and labor union groups &mdash; is accusing Airbnb of &ldquo;throwing gasoline on a fire&rdquo; by contributing to a growing affordable housing crisis. &ldquo;After years of operating an illegal enterprise in New York, your company is now apparently interested in paying your fair share of taxes and announcing that development as though you are some kind of charitable organization bestowing your riches on our city [...]&rdquo;</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/98493806/the-space-of-poetry-exhibition-in-boston-examines-the-built-environment-of-poetry “The Space of Poetry” exhibition in Boston examines the built environment of poetry Justine Testado 2014-04-22T13:25:00-04:00 >2014-04-22T13:25:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/93/93jhnhsoczaq2d09.jpg" width="514" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Who knew that architecture could let you perceive poetry in a new angle or two. Currently at Boston Architectural College's 951 Boylston Street Building until May 1, "The Space of Poetry" exhibition reveals the intricate ties between the written art form and architectural history, theory, and design &mdash; all by Cara Armstrong, a trained architect and poet who works as an educator, writer, and illustrator.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As an exhibition extra, the gallery is inviting everyone to a free talk on April 30 at 5 p.m. We can be sure this won't be like your typical poetry analysis class.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wv/wvn23ncvai87gk2x.jpg"></p><p>"The exhibition delves into the space of poetry by bringing it together with architecture history, theory and design, encouraging viewers to look critically at poetic construction and promoting a more evocative understanding of architecture and writing...</p><p>Using the lens of architecture and art, [Armstrong] visually considers story, structure, music, and imagination as building blocks. Then, through architectural analysis techniques such as solid/void analysis and diagramming, she translates individual poems into a set of spatial relationships that becomes art in its own right. This allows the work of poets such as John Donne, Jean Valentine, and Jane Mead to converse across time and brings to light similarities in form, structure, and meaning."</p><p>Find more details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_space_of_poetry_exhibition_in_boston_examines_the_built_environmen1/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://www.bustler.net/index.php/description/westside_urban_forum_design_awards_2014/ Westside Urban Forum Design Awards 2014 2014-04-21T20:46:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T20:46:33-04:00 <!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/98453364/too-rich-too-thin-too-tall Too Rich, Too Thin, Too Tall? Alexander Walter 2014-04-21T20:32:00-04:00 >2014-04-22T21:49:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/50/50aed62feff2325ca1271bd18056c8df.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>These days, it is not just a woman who can never be too rich or too thin. You can say almost exactly the same thing about skyscrapers, or at least about the latest residential ones now going up in New York City, which are much taller, much thinner, and much, much more expensive than their predecessors. And almost every one of them seems built to be taller, thinner, and pricier than the one that came before.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Did Paul Goldberger just say that <em>women can never be too thin</em>?</p> http://archinect.com/firms/project/40345/auckland-art-gallery/97740719 Auckland Art Gallery by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp-FJMT NikitaSheth 2014-04-21T19:25:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T19:25:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fc/fckb01intewplqw1.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>World Building of the Year 2013 (WAF)</p><p>fjmt in association with Archimedia were awarded this important project following an international design competition. The culturally significant project will provide an urban focus, diverse cultural experience and create a unique opportunity to reveal and interpret the history of the site and to revitalise an important part of the city.</p><p>Relating as much to the organic forms of the landscape as it does to the architectural order and character of the noteworthy heritage buildings, the gallery is characterised by a series of fine &lsquo;tree-like&rsquo; canopies creating a memorable image and character referencing the beautiful overhanging tree canopy of adjacent Albert Park. The project incorporates contemporary and heritage buildings, new entry forecourt, flexible atrium/function space and new and refurbished gallery areas that will double the gallery&rsquo;s curatorial capacity, and an array of international state-of-the art back-of house areas.</p> http://archinect.com/firms/project/40345/st-barnabas-church/97739912 St Barnabas Church by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp-FJMT NikitaSheth 2014-04-21T19:25:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T19:25:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mx/mx80n8zsrlxiipoy.jpg" width="514" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>St Barnabas church and adjacent community hall, located on Sydney&rsquo;s busy Broadway, were destroyed by fire in May 2006. A Sydney institution for over 145 years, efforts to rebuild the church began almost immediately. The architecture of the new church complex seeks to respond to the qualities and opportunity of this special site, and equally importantly, to the great sense of openness, welcoming and joy that characterises St Barnabas.</p><p>The new church offers a peaceful oasis of gathering and worship within the busy noise of the city. It&nbsp;provides a balance of open courtyard, landscaped gardens, informal and formal, fixed and flexible spaces.&nbsp;</p><p>The gentle rising curved volumes of the worship space characterise and focus the appearance of the church in the city. The worship space, with its folding floor that wraps up around the congregation and opens up to soft cloud-like ceilings, is conceived like an open-hand under the sky; a warm, protective, generous and light-fill space. Complementing ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98448530/hortus-conclusus-andersen-1st-prize-for-h-c-andersen-house-of-fairytales-denmark “Hortus Conclusus Andersen” - 1st-prize for H C Andersen House of Fairytales, Denmark Justine Testado 2014-04-21T18:35:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T18:35:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x5/x5v4nrl8zs4p81c5.jpg" width="514" height="240" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The fairytale wouldn't be complete without the "Hortus Conclusus Andersen" from the Hans Christian Andersen Museum's House of Fairytales competition. Designed by Transborder Studio of Oslo, the proposal was the lucky first-prize winner of the international ideas competition that drew in nearly 500 entrants. These results are only the beginning, as the H C Museum plans for a more restricted design competition for the House of Fairytales.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j9/j9iwklb4o5rsw0n6.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3j/3jclsm5peiajmrbn.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4j/4j4qqpkxfazfxrlq.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5o/5olgcc7jlozzlid8.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4i/4iupjicxleg5z92k.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vo/vo6lgmm1qr45rkas.jpg"></p><p>Get more details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/hortus_conclusus_andersen_-_1st-prize_for_h_c_andersen_house_of_fairytales/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98446122/2014-berkeley-prize-winners-announced 2014 BERKELEY PRIZE Winners Announced Alexander Walter 2014-04-21T17:27:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T17:43:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u4/u4730u3pqslbn95x.jpg" width="514" height="534" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners of the 16th annual international BERKELEY PRIZE competition were just announced. The 2014 challenge revolved around the topic: 'The Architect and the Healthful Environment.' 141 undergraduate architecture students from 28 countries responded to this year&rsquo;s call to describe examples of healthful and unhealthful environments in their respective cities and to compare them analytically.</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://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/hands-on_workshop_understanding_earthquakes_and_seismic_design/ Hands-On Workshop: Understanding Earthquakes and Seismic Design 2014-04-21T15:18:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T15:18:06-04:00 <!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/schools/event/349/lecture-bryon-merrit/97255116 Lecture: Bryon Merrit carolineblackburn 2014-04-21T15:10:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T15:11:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ud/udgrnnw8euui9bf2.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014</strong><br>Reception at 5:45pm / Lecture at 6:30pm&#8232;&#8232;&#8232;<br><strong>Perloff Hall</strong></p><p><strong>BYRON MERRITT</strong> &#8232;</p><p>Nike, Sr. Creative Director and leader of Nike's North America Brand design</p><p>In Bryon Merritt's role as St. Creative Director at Nike, he drives how the brand comes to life across all consumer touch points be that retail, digital, and brand experiences in Nike's biggest Geography. The team he leads focuses on driving innovation around how the products Nike makes, the services we create around those products, the places where consumers interact with those products and services (both physical and digital) and how we communicate all of this comes together in a seamless and considered experience for consumers. His work fuses marketing, design and innovation and crosses the creative boundaries of digital &amp; physical, communication design, service design and space. &nbsp; At Nike, Byron drove creative around the launch of the Nike+ Fuelband and was a part of the team creating the product experience. Additio...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98439454/nyc-architecture-firm-launches-large-balloon-over-the-city-to-collect-building-height-data NYC architecture firm launches large balloon over the city to collect building height data Archinect 2014-04-21T14:59:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T14:59:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/th/thxyo98kespufslw.jpg" width="514" height="316" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The NYPD said the balloon would remain aloft for about nine hours Sunday in lower Manhattan and more than 13 hours Monday in Midtown. Police said the balloon will be about 800 feet in the air as it collects data for a private architecture firm conducting height surveys of Manhattan buildings.</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/98438848/le-corbusier-s-chandigarh-vulgarized Le Corbusier's Chandigarh "vulgarized" Alexander Walter 2014-04-21T14:39:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T14:42:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dl/dly0idf2wyj0v40r.jpg" width="514" height="215" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] architectural historian William J R Curtis has set off the alarm bells by warning about the looming threat of destruction on Chandigarh's architectural heritage, terming the damage to buildings as "vulgarization" and "massacre." According to Curtis, there is a clear and present danger to the legacy of city creator Le Corbusier and that the restoration measures are needed to be taken now.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>Curtis believes that astronomical rise in land prices has posed the greatest threat to heritage in an increasingly materialistic society where there is a "price for everything and value of nothing."</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98437632/unfinished-spaces-ksr-architects-and-2014-wheelwright-prize-finalists-are-among-this-week-s-winners "Unfinished Spaces", KSR Architects, and 2014 Wheelwright Prize finalists are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2014-04-21T14:33:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T14:42:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ce/cemab2boyx0u6d4r.jpg" width="514" height="468" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Every Monday, we highlight some of the most recent competition-winning projects, finalists, commissions, and awards on <a href="http://bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that we think are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's Recap #5 for the week of April 14-18, 2014:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/american_academy_in_rome_announces_2014-2015_rome_prize_winners/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>American Academy in Rome Announces the 2014-2015 Rome Prize Winners</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pt/pto4rfvums1e0id9.jpg"></p><p>The <a href="http://www.aarome.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">American Academy in Rome</a> announced the winners of the 118th annual prestigious <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/2014_rome_prize/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rome Prize Competition</a> at a festive ceremony in New York City. Winners of the prestigious prize will receive a fellowship, which includes a stipend and live/working space, and are invited to live in Rome for six months to two years as members of the Academy community.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/wheelwright_prize_2014_finalists_announced/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Wheelwright Prize 2014 finalists announced</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uu/uuvs4gfj6th9coac.jpg"></p><p>Seven finalists were announced for <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/wheelwright_prize_2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Wheelwright Prize 2014</a>. Since 2013, the prize is applicable to any architect who graduated within the last 15 years from a professionally accredited architecture degree program. Emphasizing international research, the winner must spend at least six months worki...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98438242/inga-saffron-it-s-not-just-architecture-it-s-city-life-criticism Inga Saffron: It's not just architecture, it's city life criticism Alexander Walter 2014-04-21T14:29:00-04:00 >2014-04-23T09:58:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4b/4b43ee5cb773103de6c59f515b2e1102.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Inga Saffron, who writes the "Changing Skyline" column for the Philadelphia Inquirer, won the Pulitzer Prize for criticism this week. She talks with Dave Heller about the state of criticism today, and the changing attitudes towards cities.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98041785/inquirer-s-architecture-critic-inga-saffron-wins-pulitzer-prize-for-criticism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inquirer's architecture critic Inga Saffron wins Pulitzer Prize for criticism</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98438240/addressing-infrastructure-problems-with-landscape-architecture Addressing Infrastructure Problems With Landscape Architecture Alexander Walter 2014-04-21T14:23:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T14:25:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/48/48c1caa056d1919b33fb9980a72150f9.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Most people are not completely clear on what a landscape architect does, but according to Susannah Drake, founder of interdisciplinary design firm dlandstudio, it boils down to a mix of art, science, and politics. &ldquo;I care very deeply about the practicality and the sustainability, and I care about smart design detail. But fundamentally I think that design work, particularly in an urban setting, is about creating comfort, and beauty, and livability,&rdquo; Drake said.</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/98436419/czech-communist-architecture-may-be-protected Czech Communist architecture may be protected Alexander Walter 2014-04-21T13:34:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T14:41:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4c/4cd267818e2b651bda5d75f18f7345f1.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The new commission for cultural heritage protection, an adviser to the Czech National Heritage Institute (NP&Uacute;) director, has recommended that the state start protecting relatively young works of architecture from the second half of the 20th century [...] &ldquo;Unlike the architecture of the interwar Czechoslovakia, the post-war architecture has been omitted by protection programs so far, also because its valuable pieces are more difficult to distinguish."</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/firms/project/98306308/diesel-shibuya-home-collection-windows/98306309 DIESEL SHIBUYA Home Collection "Windows" by Office of Kimihiko Okada ookd 2014-04-21T12:38:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T12:39:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fq/fqkkejj39k3ltoa9.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A room that consists of layers of various window. It is a proposal for the store that suggest a new life style, inspired by the Diesel rock spirit of Diesel Home Collection. Function of a window is to expose to the outside world and to enable one to overlook the outside scenery. It is also a frame that connects him or her to the adjoin world. Window arouses the images of not yet seen world and is a place to imagine a new life. These windows, giving an irresistible temptation to peep, are the theme of the design. We design a room that creates the image of lives with a touch of uniqueness and creativity. By positioning many windows that can be freely opened and closed, we create various pattern of displays. The combination of the display, and Home Collection, unique and full of variety, will express diverse scenes and ideas of life and generates the image of new life style.<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Exhibition Information&#8232;</strong><br>Title: Windows&#8232;<br>Artist: KIMIHIKO OKADA&#8232;<br>Date: 2014.2.21 [FRI] &ndash; 2015.2.15 [SUN]<br>&#8232;Venue: DIES...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98393621/from-divergence-a-thoughtful-calm From Divergence, a Thoughtful Calm Nam Henderson 2014-04-20T20:12:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T14:41:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vd/vdapo38u1saljp6z.jpg" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The telling details are two walls of red granite at the entrance, as well as the tiered reflecting pools in back. The first was Mr. Conforti&rsquo;s idea and the second, Mr. Ando&rsquo;s.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Ted Loos provides a status update for&nbsp;the dozen-year $145 million expansion of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.clarkart.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute</a>, which is finally scheduled to open in July.</p><p>Previously on Archinect&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/23301/ando-s-clark-progress" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/15960/ando-set-to-begin-clark-expansion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a></p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/98364731/if-people-can-start-printing-out-liveable-homes-for-4800-each-in-less-than-24-hours If people can start printing out liveable homes for $4800 each in less than 24 hours.. Munkk 2014-04-20T08:06:00-04:00 >2014-04-22T19:37:22-04:00 <p><a href="http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2014/04/15/has-china-beaten-the-west-in-building-the-first-3d-printed-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2014/04/15/has-china-beaten-the-west-in-building-the-first-3d-printed-house</a>/</p><p>Those printers obviously have to be programmed, and houses have to be designed. But these codes and prototypes can be found on the net, and can easily be applied to the machines.</p><p>This DIY era, I think we're headed to, can't be good for architects. This will only continue to develop. &nbsp;People will knock out buildings in their spare time, solid, cheap, sustainable buildings , "just for fun". Big companies with some decent draughtsmen within the company will design the buildings for the company etc.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>How do you think this will develop? What can an architect offer society in 50 years?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98279226/exhibition-recap-instruments-reimaging-the-music-room Exhibition recap: Instruments: Reimaging the Music Room Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-18T20:46:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T14:42:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/11/11e8d3dbc369231b96a9c525a2f13d2a.jpg" width="514" height="686" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Instruments: Reimaging the Music Room&rdquo; is a fascinating exhibition of student work from the Piet Zwart Institute&rsquo;s Master Interior Architecture &amp; Retail Design program, studying the role of sound in the domestic space. Each work creates a physical manifestation, or conduit, of the soundscapes that pervade our most private spaces, either raucously or imperceptibly.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/13/13aa6fdf43be94b7207607641b1ca947.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/19/19072084056b1cfb216ae30b53901296.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/21/21d040f0cb6b72c9f6a33657ffa26705.jpg"></p><p>Find more info, photos and videos by visiting the news listing on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/exhibition_recap_instruments_reimaging_the_music_room/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>...</p> http://archinect.com/firms/project/8920/corning-museum-of-glass/98270183 Corning Museum of Glass by Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects Henry Smith-Miller 2014-04-18T20:31:00-04:00 >2014-04-18T20:31:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4b/4bflv8tm7wsve18l.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The new Corning Glass Center 2000 master plan and project houses all of the public programs for the Corning Museum of Glass. The Innovation Center accommodates both pedestrian and jitney-borne visitors. It includes a new orientation entry, 770-seat performing arts facility, ground floor retail and digital theater connecting the renovated Glass Museum and Steuben Factory, a 40-seat cafe, and west entry courtyard link.</p> http://archinect.com/firms/project/8920/sagaponac-house/98269577 Sagaponac House by Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects Henry Smith-Miller 2014-04-18T20:31:00-04:00 >2014-04-18T20:31:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2j/2jhb7l5te4o1ygi3.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A private residence where the main court serves as a site common to all domestic activity. South-facing, outside building walls are closed to view and climate, while court side perimeters remain open, operable, and fully glazed. Lightweight short span platform framing, pre-fabricated laminated plywood and cementitious panels, a narrow style monumental glass and aluminum window wall, and local stone flooring speak to building material and construction process economy.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98271389/chicagoisms-exhibition-renders-the-windy-city-s-architectural-history-anew “Chicagoisms” exhibition renders the Windy City’s architectural history anew Justine Testado 2014-04-18T17:00:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T14:42:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vr/vr4fs8d4l4fvf7hy.jpg" width="514" height="528" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you find your way into the Windy City anytime soon, catch a glimpse of the recently debuted "Chicagoisms" exhibition at The Art Institute of Chicago now until Jan. 4, 2015. Exploring Chicago's enduring influence in modern architecture and urban planning, the exhibition presents five new interpretations and critical analysis of "Chicagoisms" designed by contemporary architects and designers.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6v/6vo0hlvenxtuqo6f.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6h/6hfig5xg24ee0jij.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2h/2hajsgh4sogobse5.jpg"></p><p>Find the event details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/chicagoisms_exhibition_renders_the_windy_citys_architectural_history_anew/" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p>