With titanium facades swinging like jiving skirts and windows staggered like towers of toppling coins, the chaotic energy of the latest apartment designs for Battersea power station can only mean one thing: Frank Gehry is in town.
As the 85-year-old visionary architect behind the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao outlined plans for 700 apartments in London – his first English buildings – he walked straight into a raging debate about the capital's affordable housing crisis. — theguardian.com
Barton Strawn didn’t set out to be a fashion designer.
In 2009, he was an architecture student at N.C. State University, drafting by day in increasingly technical courses his senior year, which proved to be so taxing that Strawn needed an outlet. [...]
And, inspired by college formals and a touch of Mad Men, he found one: Handmade neckties and bowties. [...]
Over the years, Lumina has added pants and button-up shirts, all made in the United States. — upstart.bizjournals.com
After 20 years as the dean of the School of Architecture, Design and Planning, John Gaunt will miss the “intensity of the wider university community involvement,” but looks forward to being more engaged with his students. [...]
“No regrets for those 20 years,” Gaunt said. “I have a sense of accomplishment and involvement and value, and the teaching part of it has been an enrichment, which from here on I’ll have a more direct and defined involvement in, but really a different kind of challenge.” — The University Daily Kansan
There's a new architecture prize in town and it's loaded. The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Foundation and distinguished Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama announced today the launch of the Moriyama RAIC International Prize, a biennial award for the best building or project in...
Heads up to all you job seekers and active employers, here's this week's batch of employers for Archinect's Employer of the Day. If you've been following the feature on Archinect's Facebook page, Employer of the Day is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work.In...
Overnight, more than 260 Easter eggs were hidden around the five boroughs, but these eggs can’t be cracked or peeled.
From Tuesday until April 17, New Yorkers are encouraged to track down the eggs, which are sculptures created by well-known artists and fashion brands as part of a charitable Easter egg hunt. [...]
A free app is available for download to help find the eggs, most of which measure 2.5 feet [...]. — blogs.wsj.com
"Artists who have designed the eggs include Jeff Koons, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Bruce Weber and Peter Beard, and fashion brands including Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Carolina Herrera, Marchesa, Oscar de la Renta and Diane von Furstenberg."
The series features landscape architects, architects, engineers and artists working together in the building and design industry. Past speakers have included Tom Kundig, Steven Ehrlich, Joshua Aidlin and David Darling, Richard Olcott, Ricardo Legorreta, Sr. Norman Foster, Peter Bohlin, and Peter Busmann.
The lectures are free of charge and open to the public. All lectures are Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., April and May, location - Clark Center Auditorium and Cemex Auditorium (for Symposium 5/21/14). — Stanford Architecture
From the program that brought you football fans Andrew Luck, Stanford Architecture announces its 2014 spring lecture series hosted in the Norman Foster designed James H. Clark Center underground rotunda.
In this latest installment of the “What Made Me” video series by Poppy de Villeneuve, Renfro reveals how a childhood bully helped set him on his life path, remembers his early education gawking at Houston skyscrapers and explains his architectural philosophy. — tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com
Freud, Dickens, Tchaikovsky, Darwin, and John Milton took daily walks, while Le Corbusier did morning calisthenics and Victor Hugo did “long strenuous exercises on the beach.” — hyperallergic.com
Twenty-five young artists from 21 countries have been selected as finalists for the 2014-2015 Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. — Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative
Rolex recently unveiled the names of the 4 finalists for the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative in the field of architecture. From left to Right: Amritha Ballal, India; Gloria María Cabral Insaurralde, Paraguay; Orlando García, Colombia / United States; Hiba Shahzada, Jordan.
China’s economic boom has enriched many of the country’s largest real estate entrepreneurs.[...]
Yet China’s building surge in recent years has also helped overseas architects to prosper in the world’s most populous nation. One U.S. firm to find success is Altoon Partners of Los Angeles. Although relatively small compared with the largest global architecture firms, Altoon was “unfazed by the muscle of (its) competitors” when it entered the market, and has focused tightly on its strengths[...] — forbes.com
We conclude with Tom Pritzker, Chairman and CEO of the Pritzker Organization on this year's winner of the annual Pritzker Architecture Prize, Shigeru Ban. — hulu.com
A curvy futuristic $450M building meant to remake Seoul into a global design capital opened to the S. Korean public Friday after years of debate about its impact on a historic city precinct. And not everyone is happy with the outcome.
Designed by award-winning architect Zaha Hadid, the Dongdaemun Design Plaza is a stark contrast to its neighbourhood, which is better known in Seoul for its links to a royal dynasty that ruled for half a millennium and as home to one of the city’s oldest markets. — o.canada.com
I worry if the criteria of the Pritzker Prize ... architecture's... most prestigious prize ... are now also being diverted in the direction of political correctness .... — Patrik Schumacher
Conrad Newel responds to Patrik Schumacher's "backhanded compliment" criticizing the Pritzker Prize awarding political correctness... Patrik Schumacher :"it is Ban's humanitarian work that the Pritzker jury emphasized in announcing the prize" I congratulate...
Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has been announced as the 2014 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. Established by the Pritzker family of Chicago in 1979, the prestigious award is widely regarded as "the Nobel Prize" in the architecture profession.Shigeru Ban will be the seventh Japanese...
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