One last chance to win Steven Holl's new monograph!
We know how much Archinectors are inspired by Steven Holl's work, so we decided to let more readers enter our book giveaway for a chance to win his new monograph "Steven Holl", published by Phaidon.Authored by writer and architecture critic Robert McCarter — who has known and taught with Holl... View full entry
Steven Holl finds genre-pushing collaborator in Jessica Lang Dance
The hour-long performance uses Holl and Lang’s year-and-a-half-long joint research project, Explorations In, as a point of departure. Lang’s dancers bend and glide swiftly, under vivid projections of light, around the structures Holl crafted for Tesseracts of Time.
The four sections of the performance—“under,” “in,” “on,” and “over”—evoke the architectural form of the body as the dancers “engage in deep spatial constructions in inspiring ways,” notes Holl
For more thoughts from Holl on Tesseracts of Time (his dance performance collaboration with Jessica Lang Dance for the Chicago Architecture Biennial) and other recent projects, check out our Feature interview with him. View full entry
Win Steven Holl's new monograph!
Steven Holl has a new monograph that any diehard fan would love to get their hands on. Authored by writer and architecture critic Robert McCarter — who has known and taught with Holl for more than 30 years, the book features a comprehensive analysis behind Holl's most significant built and... View full entry
Construction kicks off for Steven Holl-designed Maggie's Centre Barts in London
A groundbreaking ceremony yesterday marked the beginning of construction for the new Maggie's Centre Barts that's coming to Northeast London next year. The 18 Maggie's Centres across the UK offer free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer and their loved ones. During the... View full entry
Steven Holl's second University of Iowa arts building topped out
Steven Holl Architects is gracing the campus grounds of the University of Iowa once again with the recently topped out Visual Arts Building. The firm -- in collaboration with BNIM Architects -- won the competition in 2010 to design the new arts facility, which will house the studio departments for... View full entry
More details on the Museum of Fine Arts Houston campus expansion
Earlier this week, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston revealed the design of its upcoming $450 million Fayez S. Sarofim Campus. As a milestone in the institution's 90-year history, the 14-acre redevelopment will transform the MFAH and its surrounding neighborhood the city's effort to improve the... View full entry
Museum of Fine Arts Houston unveils its Steven Holl-designed $450M expansion plan
Buoyed by some of the largest donations in the city's history, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will unveil a $450 million project today that envisions its campus as the cultural heart of the city. [...]
The project, by Steven Holl Architects, is the most exciting in the institution's 90-year history, board chairman Richard Kinder said. The plan, named the Fayez S. Sarofim Campus, is so transformational that in five years Houstonians might not recognize the 1000 block of Bissonnet.
Previously: MFAH hires Steven Holl Architects to design expansion View full entry
Steven Holl's Kennedy Center Expansion Project in D.C. breaks ground
As the saying goes, history likes to repeat itself. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. broke ground yesterday on the Kennedy Center Expansion Project. The ceremony also celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Center's original groundbreaking in 1964. The event... View full entry
Steven Holl receives Praemium Imperiale International Arts medal for architecture
Acclaimed architect Steven Holl received the Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award medal for architecture in a ceremony in Tokyo today. Japan's Prince Hitachi, honorary patron of the Japan Art Association, formally presented the awards to each of the 2014 laureates. Created in 1988, the prestigious Praemium Imperiale recognizes lifetime achievement in the arts in categories that aren't covered by the Nobel Prize.
The 2014 laureates also include: South African playwright Athol Fugard, Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, French painter Martial Raysse, and Italian sculptor Giuseppe Penone. The 2014 Grant for Young Artists (5 million yen, or US$50,000) was given to the Zinsou Foundation in Benin, West... View full entry
Slums, Siza and squatting: ICYMI Weekly News Round-Up for July 21, 2014
In Case You Missed It, a look back at the major happenings from last week's News.Friday, July 25Families Removed From 'Tower of David' Skyscraper Slum: Venezuelans initially began living in the abandoned office towers in 2007, due to the country's burgeoning financial crisis. They are now being... View full entry
Steven Holl wins 2014 Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award for architecture
Steven Holl has been announced as one of six 2014 laureates of the prestigious Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award. Bestowed by the Japan Art Association, the annual award is one of the highest international prizes for architecture, painting, sculpture, music, and theatre/film. It was... View full entry
Living up to a Charles Rennie Mackintosh classic
Designed by US architect Steven Holl, the new £30m building - which is part of a £50m project - replaces a 1970s concrete tower block.
It will bring the departments of design together under one roof, along with a new lecture theatre, workshops, canteen and staff offices.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a 28-year-old junior draughtsman at a Glasgow architecture firm when he drew up the designs for the building that many consider his masterpiece.
Steven Holl Architects presents two new films with Spirit of Space on the Sifang Art Museum
Perhaps you remember Spirit of Space's Art in the City film from back in summer of 2013, meditating on the interplay between city life and public art in Chicago. More recently, the architectural film-making creative agency produced two short films showcasing Steven Holl's work for the Sifang Art... View full entry
Sifang Art Museum
Hard by the Yangtze River, ten miles from Nanjing, a giant, glowing hollowed-out trapezoid hovers above the trees. The otherworldly Sifang Art Museum, designed by the American architect Steven Holl, [...] an edgy sign of the ancient city’s rapid modernization.
Special documentary giveaway + 20% discount from Michael Blackwood Productions
Hey Archinectors! We're having another exciting giveaway, this time from Michael Blackwood Productions, who is also giving a summer discount of 20% + free shipping for both institutional and individual clients until September 30. To enter, simply fill out this survey by 11:59 PM Friday, August... View full entry