Stepping Back: last week's news from Snøhetta, the Venice Biennale, and refugee camps on Archinect Sessions #68
This week, we’re taking a moment to catch-up with what’s happened on Archinect lately, and share some endorsements—we discuss our latest interview with Snøhetta, our ongoing coverage of the Venice Biennale, student work on refugee camps, and more.Next week, in light of the shooting death of... View full entry
The Mountaineers: Craig Dykers and Elaine Molinar of Snøhetta on One-to-One #27
Elaine Molinar joined founding partner Craig Dykers at Snøhetta's very beginning, when they won their first competition for the Alexandria Library in 1989. Since then, the firm has grown true to its mountainous namesake, expanding to four offices worldwide and winning pivotal cultural projects in... View full entry
Archinect's critical round-up of Snøhetta's SFMOMA addition
While not open to the public until May 14, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has officially unveiled its completed redesign to the press: a massive, iceberg-like addition by Snøhetta, conjoined to the original Mario Botta pomo building.The redesign is a boon to exhibition space in the... View full entry
New competition launched for National Gallery and Ludwig Museum in Budapest
The international jury choosing an architect to design a new National Gallery, which will also provide a new home for the Ludwig Museu in the Hungarian capital, has invited seven leading practices to take part in a new competition after a first competition did not produce a winning design. The seven architects invited to compete for the high-profile commission are: Jean Nouvel, David Chipperfield, Mecanoo, Nieto Sobejano, Renzo Piano, Sanaa and Snøhetta.
Snøhetta to take over SF development project near Civic Center
This would be the first U.S. tower for Snøhetta, founded in Norway but on the rise in the United States since being selected in 2004 to design the pavilion for the National Sept. 11 Memorial & Museum.
Snøhetta will replace an even better-known architect for the corner: Richard Meier, the Pritzker Prize-winning designer of the Getty Center in Los Angeles, whose firm has been working on a tower in the same location since 2008.
The site in question is directly adjacent the Civic Center's metro stop on Market St., and a large part of the developer's plans revolve around shifting this existing stop one block north, to avoid (in the SFGate author's words) the "squalid even by neighborhood standards" area. The residential... View full entry
New podcast, new banknotes, new neurons: Weekly News Round-Up for October 6, 2014
Sunday, October 12:A classic American look, feng shui notwithstanding: Investigating the impact of wealthy Chinese immigrants on suburban Seattle's real estate boom.Saturday, October 11:Indiana Ponders Abolishing Licensing for Architects: Part of a state-wide reconsideration of more than "... View full entry
Snøhetta’s Winning Design for the New Busan Opera House
Snøhetta was recently announced as winner of the international ideas competition for a new opera house in the South Korean city of Busan. The site of the envisioned Busan Opera House is located inside the re-development district of the city's northern seaport.
Snøhetta and Zeidler come to Ryerson
"The Student Learning Centre will provide bright, open, technologically rich, barrier-free spaces for individual and collaborative study that will accommodate our students' different learning styles and our faculties' different teaching practices..."
— Provost Alan Shepard
The 155,463 sq. ft. Student Learning Center will feature a facade system that passively adjusts natural light levels and a roof that's at least 50% green. In addition, the school hopes to attain LEED Silver status. Expected to be completed by 2014, the center is designed for everyone in mind... View full entry