"How the Sausage Is Made" – All the recent news that's fit to podcast, on Archinect Sessions #50
For our 50th (!!!) episode, we discuss the biggest news items from the last week – everything from the latest BIG and DS+R shake-ups to a surprisingly controversial Seattle homeless shelter – and it's been a doozy. We take a look at:The "sphincter from which digital art issues" (according to... View full entry
Archinect's front runners for the 2016 Pritzker Prize
Next Wednesday, January 13, the 2016 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize will be announced. The winner will receive the Pritzker's bronze medal, $100,000, and an avalanche of "what does this mean for architecture" media attention.Check back here for the winner announcement first thing... View full entry
Architects and critics bristle at DS+R's Folk Museum sacrifice
Yesterday, DS+R announced in their proposal for MoMA's redesign that the American Folk Art Museum would have to be demolished. Backlash from the #folkMoMA community quickly arose: architects and critics called the choice callous and unsustainable, outraged not only by the Folk Art Museum's... View full entry
Editor's Picks #271
Rowan Moore lamented the lack of nuance and complexity in both the design and historical memory represented by the new RAF Bomber Command memorial in Green Park, London. For his part drmatthewhardy disagreed with Mr. Moore, writing “I don't think anyone expects Rowan Moore to approve of anything classical. This is a fabulous war memorial and an impressive and poignant reminder of the crews and their overwhelming sacrifice
In Lautner's Concannon Residence, from Dust to Dust, Orhan Ayyüce explored the “nebulous subject” of architectural preservation. He questioned “In short, what is worth of preserving and who preserves the privately owned American House? Would the ultimate decision... View full entry
Cooper-Hewitt Selects DS+R as Exhibition Designer and Local Projects as Media Designer
Diller Scofidio + Renfro were announced today as designers of the gallery and visitor experience for the reopening of the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. New York exhibition specialists Local Projects will act as participatory media designer and develop engaging ways to access digital content at the museum and remotely. The museum campus is scheduled to reopen in 2014.
UPDATE: Cooper Hewitt puts can-do spirit into the house Carnegie built View full entry
Charles Renfro does Creative Mornings
Charles Renfro, AIA, is a Partner at Diller Scofidio + Renfro, a 75 person interdisciplinary design studio that integrates the performing arts, visual arts, and architecture.
Diller Scofidio + Renfro land Stanford art building deal
Robgin Pogrebin of the New York Times reports that Diller Scofidio + Renfro have been tapped to design the 90,000 square-foot Burton and Deedee McMurtry Building. The building was named after the alumni who graciously donated $30,000,000 to its construction. Construction is expected to begin in... View full entry