Archinect - News 2018-12-19T01:29:18-05:00 New computer game 'Occupy White Walls' gives players the chance to build and curate their own galleries Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-12-18T15:49:00-05:00 >2018-12-18T15:49:28-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>A new video game is giving players the chance to be their own curator and gallery designer. Called 'Occupy White Walls,' the upcoming massively multiplayer online game&mdash;which is currently in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">free public alpha</a>&mdash;allows you to build your own art space using modular architectural blocks.&nbsp;</p> <p>Developed by London-based start-up StikiPixels, the game provides 1,462 architectural assets (with many more on the way) for you to create your own ambitious gallery. Players can pull from the vast catalogues of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC to fill their walls. And, for emerging artists, you can even upload your own work to put on display.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>In an <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interview</a>, CEO Yarden Yaroshevski described the game as a new type of MMO centered around creativity and self-expression."Different players will aim for different things; some will be all about in-game creativity &ndash; through building, designing and decorating their spaces &ndash; others will focus on discover...</p> The 2018 class of landmarked buildings in NYC Alexander Walter 2018-12-18T14:04:00-05:00 >2018-12-18T14:04:53-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>While 2018 wasn&rsquo;t quite the banner year for historic preservation like 2017&mdash;NYC got three rare, new interior landmarks last year&mdash;several beloved structures finally got the recognition (and protection) they deserve. Those include the Riegelmann Boardwalk along the Coney Island waterfront, and 550 Madison Avenue, Philip Johnson&rsquo;s 37-story Postmdodern icon.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>Curbed New York</em> has put together a handy map of all historically significant buildings that received landmark protection this year, including a number of structures in the outer boroughs as well as the iconic 550 Madison Avenue (formerly the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AT&amp;T Building</a>), which just returned to the spotlight with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta's latest renovation plans</a>.<br></p> The importance of teaching children about architecture Katherine Guimapang 2018-12-18T12:14:00-05:00 >2018-12-18T12:14:36-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>With design, no solution is 100-percent right or wrong. It&rsquo;s not like solving a mathematical problem. In sport, you can teach team spirit, but at the end of the day, it&rsquo;s a competition and it boils down to winning and losing. But in design, there is no absolute answer, and it&rsquo;s very much like in real life.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In a recent interview architect and founder of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Avoid Obvious Architects</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vicky Chan</a>, sat with City Lab to discuss the importance of teaching children about design and urban planning. Having taught on the side since his freshmen year at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pratt Institute</a> in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York City</a>, Chan has shared his love for architecture and design with children for the past 15 years. After graduating from Pratt, and moving back to his home town of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hong Kong</a>, Chan has continued his passions for teaching schoolchildren through his voluntary organization, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture for Children.</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Students with their concept models Image &copy; Avoid Obvious Architecture</figcaption></figure><p>According to Chan, one of the most important skill sets educators can teach children is learning how to sift through information, comprehending the information, and figure out how to find solutions amidst adversity. By posing a variation of broad and complex topics to students, Chan voices that it is important to present children with these concepts early on in o...</p> Women in Architecture, School Rankings, Transparent Wood, and that Denari Cliffhanger: February 2018 on Archinect Alexander Walter 2018-12-18T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-12-18T14:09:59-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>In a year that's become synonymous with relentless news cycles of various flavors, February 2018 seems like an eternity ago. Let's take a look back at some of the biggest architectural stories on Archinect that month.<br></p> <p><strong>ARCHITECTURE CULTURE</strong></p> <figure><img src=""></figure><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brand New Reviews Logos of the 10 Most-Followed Firm Profiles on Archinect</a><br></p> <p>We have an expert on corporate and brand identity put the logos of some of the world's leading practices to the test. Find out who excelled, or flopped.<br></p> <figure><img src=""></figure><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How 6 Successful Women in Architecture, Planning, and Engineering Joined Forces to Win "The Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition"</a></p> <p>Plenty of discouraging news coming out of the UK this year, but this is definitely one of the uplifting stories: women in architecture, cycling, competition wins&mdash;what's not to love?<br></p> <figure><img src=""></figure><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neil M. Denari Architects shares the one question that stumps candidates in job interviews. Here's how to prepare.</a></p> <p>Hell of a cliffhanger Archinect plopped on your screen right there. Care enough to f...</p> A collective of architects has started a petition requesting equal recognition of Doriana Fuksas, wife and partner of Massimiliano Fuksas Paul Petrunia 2018-12-17T19:42:00-05:00 >2018-12-18T18:28:20-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>A number of architects are seeking justice for the exclusion of Doriana Fuksas in the recent recognition given to her husband and business partner at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Fuksas</a>, Massimiliano Fuksas, for a&nbsp;Lifetime Achievement Award from INARCH Istituto Nazionale di Architettura.</p> <p>The initiative has been spearheaded by architects <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Louise Braverman</a>, Caroline James and Francesca Perani on behalf of Italian activists<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Rebel</strong><strong><em>Architette</em></strong></a>&nbsp;and<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&nbsp;<strong>VOW Architects</strong></a>. The petition currently has over 450 supporters,&nbsp;including Massimiliano Fuksas, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Denise Scott Brown</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rem Koolhaas</a>, Paola Antonelli, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beatriz Colomina</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gisue Hariri</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toshiko Mori</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a>.</p> <p>The petition can be viewed and signed here:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> Thom Mayne, co-founder of SCI-Arc, to return in a full-time faculty position Paul Petrunia 2018-12-17T19:14:00-05:00 >2018-12-18T15:50:40-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>After helping start the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Southern California Institute of Architecture</a> in the early 70's, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thom Mayne</a> will be returning as a&nbsp;full-time "Distinguished Faculty", to teach and coordinate the SCI-Arc <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EDGE Design of Cities</a> postgraduate program in fall 2019.<br></p> <p>SCI-Arc has released the following statement discussing the new role and Mayne's previous accomplishments as an academic and architect/founder of Morphosis...</p> <p>SCI-Arc is very pleased to announce that one of its founders, Thom Mayne, will be returning to SCI-Arc as a full-time distinguished faculty beginning fall 2019. Thom Mayne will be taking over the coordination of SCI-Arc EDGE's postgraduate program, Design of Cities. &ldquo;It is wonderful to have Thom Mayne come back home. He is a major part of what SCI-Arc is, was, and will be," says <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hernan Diaz Alonso</a>, SCI-Arc Director/CEO. "Thom Mayne represents everything that we want our students to aspire to. Thom embodies the best aspirations of architecture as a historical, cultural, and politic...</p> The Man in the Glass House: new Philip Johnson biography traces the architect's Fascist past Alexander Walter 2018-12-17T18:37:00-05:00 >2018-12-18T10:10:59-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>In &ldquo;The Man in the Glass House,&rdquo; Mark Lamster&rsquo;s brisk, clear-eyed new biography of Johnson, we are asked to contemplate why the impresario of twentieth-century architecture descended into such a morass of far-right politics&mdash;and how, given the depths to which he fell, he managed to clamber his way not just out of it, but to the top. [...] Johnson managed to abjure his past and, on the march toward an exceptionally successful career, leave it behind.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>The New Yorker</em> reviews the new <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Philip Johnson</a> biography, <em>The Man in the Glass House</em> by architecture critic and professor <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mark Lamster</a>, and examines how Johnson eagerly embraced Fascism before WWII and still rose to great fame as America's iconic 20th-century architect.&nbsp;</p> <p>"Indeed, it is difficult to think of an American as successful as Johnson who indulged a love for Fascism as ardently and as openly," writes Nikil Saval in his&nbsp;<em>The New Yorker&nbsp;</em>piece. "His design for Father Coughlin&rsquo;s rally had been inspired by his tours of Italian Fascist architecture&mdash;though the white stage was drywall, it was meant to look like marble&mdash;and, critically, by the 'febrile excitement' that attended his visit to a National Socialist youth event in Potsdam, in 1932."</p> Winner of the European Velo Stops competition uses the form of a bicycle frame to dazzle judges for the win Katherine Guimapang 2018-12-17T16:44:00-05:00 >2018-12-18T16:58:24-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The EuroVelo 6 bicycle route is one of Europe's most popular roads for velo tourism. Also known as the Rivers Route, this path runs through 10 European countries over a a span of 3,600km. This year, Bee Breeders Architecture Competitions announces the winners of the <a href="" target="_blank">European Velo Stops competition.</a></p><p>Designers were asked to develop a series of environmentally responsible, cost effective, and energy-efficient cabins that will be used for overnight stays along the EV6 route. Having reviewed several submissions, the jury had to consider each project proposal for the following requirements:&nbsp;</p><ul><li>What is the correct scale for such a shelter?&nbsp;</li><li>Can it be mass-produced or easily constructed using local materials?&nbsp;</li><li>Has the design introduced some innovative element that separates it from the typical A-frame or lean-to structure common for housing cyclists or hikers?</li></ul><p>Below are the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in addition to the BB Studen Award and BB Green Award winner. View all 4 projects and their d...</p> Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #205 Justine Testado 2018-12-17T14:53:00-05:00 >2018-12-17T14:54:34-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>It's time for another Archinect Employer of the Day weekly round-up! Check out the latest profiled firms amid the thousands of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">active listings</a>&nbsp;on our job board. If you don't already, follow Employer of the Day on&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, where we showcase a firm every day, along with a gallery of their work.&nbsp;</p> <p>Here are the latest EOTD-featured firms:</p> <p>1. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Steven Holl Architects</strong></a> (<a href=";album_id=10156530217027247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marketing Coordinator/Graphics Specialist</a><br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo &copy; Iwan Baan.</figcaption></figure><p>2. <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EAA-Emre Arolat Architecture</a> </strong>(<a href=";album_id=10156534528672247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Cemal Emden.</figcaption></figure><p>3. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Partners &amp; Spade</strong></a> (<a href=";album_id=10156532227637247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interior Designer</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo via Yelp.</figcaption></figure><p>4. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The Archers</strong></a> (<a href=";__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARBV3gMxfOh7vwkgFOtnuus22j2bWCL0lq5OQ3SX9bMs5YsboMTNmffTqFqqV0qI6mFISK-8_CEf2AFAaKwIwgXkRA9t9_3owvtEGjE6aVr4V9EM8waxRRucHcMjbbuJfpZ_MWV1CGICTld7xc_k3y1SJKQhuGuo4zClEH3QNcieJff4wNNmHbtQj1mS-VXVgY6Seu0vgCaB6WiwyBzY6aYJKDyIsHCqjmfqQd-Srd3vZPggdtb7nlIcNtuRQt1fb2wqY1xGtXqcgbpiFT1pODIAgQa7O_Mqt-04qGhxDSsPdbM0xs8SUS4KPfru3IvJgvQ3uqRsAvdrwT6Xxxeq&amp;__tn__=-R" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo &copy; The Archers, via</figcaption></figure><p>5. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>O'Neil Langan Architects</strong></a> (<a href=";album_id=10156528594882247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: O'Neil Langan Architects.</figcaption></figure><p>Keep track of&nbsp;<em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Employer of the Day</a>&nbsp;</em>by following&nbsp;Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twitter</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest</a>, or the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Jobs Insta...</a></p> Morphosis unveils wild new design for a hotel to be built on the infamous Viper Room site on Sunset Strip Paul Petrunia 2018-12-17T14:47:00-05:00 >2018-12-18T14:54:48-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The project, which would rise at 8850-8878 Sunset Boulevard, calls for the construction of a 15-story building featuring 115 guest rooms, ground-floor commercial space, and various guest amenities. The proposed development would also incorporate 31 condominiums, 10 units of affordable housing, and parking for up to 300 vehicles.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The 15-story, 200 foot tall design is composed of two drastically different volumes separated by a large open gap. The volume on the east side of the lot appears to be a relatively standard steel and glass&nbsp;orthogonal structure, while the form on the west side of the lot is a highly articulated, fluid structure that brings Zaha Hadid's forms to mind. The base of the two structures in the concept design rendering appears to provide some outdoor space, perhaps an outdoor amphitheater, above the ground floor commercial level.</p> Design of Norman Foster's Lusail FIFA World Cup Stadium in Qatar unveiled Alexander Walter 2018-12-17T14:13:00-05:00 >2018-12-17T14:14:01-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Officials in Qatar revealed the design for Lusail Stadium, the venue at which the opening and final games of the 2022 FIFA World Cup will take place. The 80,000-capacity venue will be the largest stadium of the tournament, which will kick off on November 21, 2022, and be the first to take place in the Arab world.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image courtesy of Supreme Committee for Delivery &amp; Legacy.</figcaption></figure><p>While most designs of the eight <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2022 FIFA World Cup</a> stadiums&nbsp;have been subject of public debate for some time (most notably the controversial Zaha Hadid-planned&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Al Wakrah Stadium</a>), the final appearance of the biggest and central venue of the games had not been revealed until now: the 80,000-seat&nbsp;Lusail Stadium was designed by Foster + Partners and forms the centerpiece of the newly built Lusail City metropolis just north of the capital Doha. The 'golden bowl' facade takes inspiration from the region's traditional <em>fanar</em> lanterns.</p> <p>Lusail Stadium concept.&nbsp;Video via Road to 2022 on YouTube.</p> <p>Construction of the stadium is well underway, and the massive substructure is reportedly complete.&nbsp;</p> <p>The venue's modular concept allows the stadium to transform into a community space complete with schools, shops, sporting and health facilities once the World Cup's last game has been played in mid-December 2022.</p> Owner who tore down landmarked Neutra house ordered to rebuild Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-12-17T14:06:00-05:00 >2018-12-18T13:36:37-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>After a landmarked home in San Francisco's Twin Peaks neighborhood was illegally razed last year, the city has ordered the property owner to rebuild an exact replica.&nbsp;</p> <p>One of only five remaining homes in the city designed by the famed modernist architect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richard Neutra</a>, the Largent House was bought last year for $1.7 million by Ross Johnston through his 49 Hopkins LLC. Johnston had received permission from the city to remodel, but decided to tear down the house instead and retroactively apply for a demolition permit.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo courtesy MLS San Francisco</figcaption></figure><p>The City Planning Commission's unprecedented vote on Thursday to order a replica was unanimous. They have also asked the owner to include a sidewalk plaque telling the saga of the tear down and required rebuild as a cautionary tale for others.&nbsp;<br></p> <p>The homeowner had wanted to replace the 1,300 square foot home built in 1935 with a much larger house that would've been nearly 4,000 square feet&mdash;highlighting the growing trend of replacing (relati...</p> 2018 ~ A Year in Architecture, A Year in Archinect: January Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-12-17T10:11:00-05:00 >2018-12-17T15:17:42-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>FEATURES: </p><p><strong>January 2018</strong></p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure></figure><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Le Corbusier&rsquo;s first project</a></p> <p>In January, we introduced <em>From the Ground Up</em>, the then new series that looks at the early works of prominent architects from Andrea Palladio and Claude Nicolas Ledoux to Lina Bo Bardi and Thom Mayne. For the inaugural iteration, we looked at Le Corbusier, whose first commission was a Swiss chalet-style house completed while still in school. </p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure></figure><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Visits: Hawkins/Brown, Manchester</a></p> <p>&ldquo;At Hawkins\Brown, people are at the heart of everything we do, from our design approach to the way our studio runs.&rdquo; Ellen Hancock takes a look at the Manchester office of the internationally-renowned firm Hawkins/Brown.</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure></figure><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Ground I: Advancing the Countryside</a></p> <p>With the announcement of Rem Koolhaas&rsquo; upcoming exhibit &ldquo;Countryside: Future of the World&rdquo; planned for the Guggenheim, Hannah Wood &amp; Christine Bjerke stepped away from the urbanized world this year to look at the contemporary countryside. </p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Silent Walls: The Architecture of Historical Memor...</a></p> MIT School of Architecture to move into Diller Scofidio + Renfro-renovated warehouse Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-12-15T13:15:00-05:00 >2018-12-18T13:09:38-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>&ldquo;A project of this scale and complexity, which demands a design sensibility informed by both art and technology &mdash; along with a deep understanding of architecture education as well as the role of public space &mdash; is made for a firm like DS+R,&rdquo; says Hashim Sarkis, dean of the School of Architecture and Planning.&#8203;</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The MIT school of architecture</a>, which has long been dispersed across the campus, will soon have a central base in a large brick warehouse across the street on Massachusetts Avenue. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diller Scofidio + Renfro</a>, the New York-based architecture firm responsible for Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art and Moscow's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaryadye Park</a>, have recently been announced as the project leader for the renovation of Met Warehouse.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>DS+R's Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. Image: Boston Magazine.</figcaption></figure><p>According to the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT News</a>, "the proposed renovations would preserve the structure&rsquo;s distinctive external features and create 200,000 square feet of state-of-the-art interior spaces including classrooms, studios, workshops, galleries, and an auditorium." The conceptual design work has yet to be developed.</p> Bionic construction worker: robotic exoskeleton coming in 2020 Alexander Walter 2018-12-14T14:40:00-05:00 >2018-12-17T12:09:59-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>An electric exoskeleton that enables the wearer to lift 90kg for extended periods has been introduced by US firm Sarcos, and is due to be commercially available in 2020. [...] The Guardian XO Max has a strength amplification of 20 to 1, making 45kg feel like 2.3kg. The full weight of the suit and anything being carried is transferred through the suit&rsquo;s structure to the ground.</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to the manufacturer, American robotics firm Sarcos, the untethered suit's batteries last for up to eight hours on a single charge.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Prototype of the Guardian XO Max industrial exoskeleton. Image: Sarcos.</figcaption></figure> 10 new architectural designs we liked this week Alexander Walter 2018-12-14T13:21:00-05:00 >2018-12-14T13:37:47-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p> <p>(<strong>Tip: </strong>use the handy <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p> <p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Architect Sure!</em></a>.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Kaohsiung Centre for the Arts</a> in Kaohsiung, Taiwan by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mecanoo</a>; Photo: Iwan Baan<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Black Rock</a> in Bielsko-Biala, Poland by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MUS architects</a>; Photo: Tomasz Zakrzewski<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hubert Perrodo Building, St Peter's College, University of Oxford</a> in Oxford, UK by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Engine Architects</a>; Photo: Jim Stephenson<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lumen at Beacon Park</a> in Detroit, MI by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Touloukian Touloukian Inc.</a><br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ROW DTLA</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rios Clementi Hale Studios</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Trade Center</a> in Taichung, Taiwan by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aedas</a><br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lake Austin Residence</a> in Austin, TX by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Parallel Architecture</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Medog Meteorological Center</a> in Tibet, China by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EID Architecture</a>; Pho...</p> Kohn Pederson Fox Associates' Lotte World Tower in South Korea wins Emporis Skyscraper award Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-12-14T13:08:00-05:00 >2018-12-17T14:09:43-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The 123-story Lotte World Tower in Seoul has received one of the world's top prizes for very tall buildings. On Thursday, the <a href="" target="_blank">Emporis Skyscraper Award</a>, which recognizes&nbsp;outstanding skyscraper design worldwide, announced the tallest completed building in South Korea as the winner alongside nine other commended projects.</p><p>Designed by <a href="" target="_blank">Kohn Pederson Fox Associates</a>, the 555-meter-high tower features the world's highest glass-bottomed observation deck as well as the world's tallest and fastest double-decker elevator, the Sky Shuttle, which travels at a record-breaking 600 meters per minute. Since opening last April, the building has become a major tourist attraction and a popular shooting location.</p><p>The glass and steel high-rise, which boasts a sleek, tapered design, was inspired by traditional Korean arts like calligraphy and ceramics. The jury noted its soft and natural dynamism, commenting that "the design combines modern elements with classical forms from Korea's art and cultural history,...</p> Win a copy of “Reprogramming the City”, a book that explores new possibilities in existing city design Justine Testado 2018-12-14T13:00:00-05:00 >2018-12-13T19:17:49-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Time for a book giveaway! Archinect readers have a chance to win a copy of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Reprogramming the City&rdquo;</a>. Authored by&nbsp;writer and urban strategist <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Scott Burnham</a> and designed by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Samantha Altieri</a>, this new book presents a collection of real-world examples of how existing urban elements can be redesigned to perform alternate functions or even take on completely new roles in the city.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Chapter 2: Shelter + Housing. Photo credit: Reprogramming the City.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Chapter 4: Energy + Ecology. Photo credit: Reprogramming the City.</figcaption></figure><p>The 214-page book features over 40 projects based in numerous cities across 17 countries &mdash; from billboards in Lima that were repurposed to generate clean drinking water, to bus shelters in Ume&aring;, Sweden that swapped their advertising lights for light-therapy tubes to give commuters a mood boost during the dark winter months. Projects are thematically organized into five chapters: Food and Water; Shelter and Housing; Health and Wellbeing; Energy and Ecology; and Renewal and Recovery....</p> Our weekly wrap-up of new design competitions worth checking out Bustler Editors 2018-12-14T11:00:00-05:00 >2018-12-13T17:40:56-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>We get it. It can get a little overwhelming keeping up with the dozens of new&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">architecture competitions</a>&nbsp;launching worldwide on any given week &mdash; let alone having to stay on top of the multiple deadlines for each and every one. That's why&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;is here to help! At the end of every week, we'll share a quick selection of our newest design&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">competition submissions</a>&nbsp;that we think are worth a look. Check out our latest competition recommendations below.</p> Minneapolis, Tackling Housing Crisis and Inequity, Votes to End Single-Family Zoning b3tadine[sutures] 2018-12-14T00:36:00-05:00 >2018-12-17T15:27:59-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>In a bold move to address its affordable-housing crisis and confront a history of racist housing practices, Minneapolis has decided to eliminate single-family zoning, a classification that has long perpetuated segregation.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Brutal Coffee ~ another week, another roasting... and new bags! Paul Petrunia 2018-12-13T20:00:00-05:00 >2018-12-14T13:37:53-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Our first week's batch of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brutal coffee</a> sold out quickly, and people are LOVING it. We have a new batch of freshly roasted beans in this week, with our new bags.&nbsp;</p> <p>If you're in the LA area, swing by our <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">holiday party</a> this Saturday afternoon to try out our Guatemala and Brazil single-origins, and stay for some smognog (for grownups only), kids drinks and shopping while all of our inventory will be on a brief sale, from 10-50% off!</p> <p>Not in LA?&nbsp;You can still order our products (including Brutal coffee) from our new online store at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> The winning ideas of the Great Kemeri Bog Visitor Center competition Justine Testado 2018-12-13T19:20:00-05:00 >2018-12-13T19:20:24-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Architects across the globe sent their most creative ideas for a <a href="" target="_blank">new visitor center</a> in western Latvia's Kemeri National Park. Following <a href="" target="_blank">the Kemeri Park Observation Tower competition</a>, entrants in this competition were tasked with&nbsp;designing a Great Kemeri Bog Visitor Center, whose program had to include an info center with a cafe and ticket window, a camping site with access to bathroom facilities, a children's playground, and parking for 100 vehicles.&nbsp;</p><p>The competition concluded with three prize winners, a Student Award, Green Award, and six honorable mentions. Since there's a possibility that the visitor center will be built, submissions&nbsp;were judged for their integration within the park, sensitivity to the environment, the use of sustainable materials, and constructability.</p><p>Have a look at the prize-winning proposals below.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>1st place: Jan Tomas Ciesla, Iva Pot&#367;&#269;kov&aacute;, Miroslav Kra&#769;tky&#769; | Czech Republic</strong><br></p> Portugal issues collector coin for Pritzker Prize-winning architect Eduardo Souto Moura Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-12-13T17:41:00-05:00 >2018-12-14T13:37:58-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The&nbsp;Portuguese mint and National press has released new coins in honor of the country's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pritzker Prize</a>-winning architect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eduardo Souto de Moura</a>. Known for his stadium in Braga, Portugal and his House Number Two in Bom Jesus, Portugal, the 66 year-old architect is often praised for his ability to blend drama with his thoughtful use of colors and materials.</p> <p>The coin to honor Souto de Moura has been designed by another Portuguese architect, and fellow Pritzker winner, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alvaro Siza</a>. The design focuses on nature and construction, with one side featuring a stylized depiction of his&nbsp;Igreja de Santa Maria in&nbsp;Marco de Canavese, and the other, an abstract line drawing of a tree.&nbsp;</p> <p>Last year, a coin designed by Eduardo Suoto de Moura was released to honor Siza. This year's release continues the Banco de Portugal's "Portuguese Architecture" series.&nbsp;</p> Meditative pavilion designed by Francis Kéré for Montana's Tippet Rise Art Center soon to break ground Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-12-13T14:33:00-05:00 >2018-12-14T13:38:03-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Montana's sprawling, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">10,000 acre sculpture and music park</a> will soon begin construction on a permanent pavilion designed by the Berlin-based Burinab&eacute; architect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Di&eacute;b&eacute;do Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;</a>. The commission for Tippet Rise Art Center, which will kick off their 2019 Summer concert season, will help fund&nbsp;the construction of a new school in K&eacute;r&eacute;'s hometown of Gando.&nbsp;</p> <p>The wooden pavilion is derived from&nbsp;K&eacute;r&eacute;'s&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2017 Serpentine Pavilion</a>&nbsp;and his 2015 canopy structure for the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. It is inspired by the traditional togunas of the Dogon culture of Mali and will be constructed of locally and sustainably sourced ponderosa and lodgepole pine. Described by the architect as creating a "rain of light" effect, the structure will offer visitors a space to gather, contemplate the views, and/or meditate.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Naaba Belem Goumma Secondary School.</figcaption></figure><p>&ldquo;At Tippet Rise, we want the buildings to have the material and formal integrity of sculptures and the sculptures to have the scale and presence of a...</p> Check out Snøhetta's updated AT&T Building renovation proposal Alexander Walter 2018-12-13T13:53:00-05:00 >2018-12-14T13:38:09-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>A year after Sn&oslash;hetta&rsquo;s first attempt at renovating Olayan America and Chelsfield&rsquo;s office tower at 550 Madison Avenue ended in controversy and eventual landmarking, the architects are hoping their second attempt will be smoother.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"The new proposal unveiled Tuesday features three stories of retail at the ground level and a new opening in the rear facade to allow sight lines from Madison Avenue into a new open-air garden that will replace the currently enclosed galleria," reports <em>The Real Deal&nbsp;</em>about <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta</a>'s reworked approach after last year's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">initial proposal</a> to renovate the Philip Johnson and John Burgee-designed 550 Madison Avenue tower&mdash;formerly known as the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AT&amp;T Building</a>, a&nbsp;1984 icon of Postmodernism&mdash;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ignited a passionate debate</a> among&nbsp;architects, preservationists, and critics. The building <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">was ultimately granted</a> landmark protection in July 2018.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Sn&oslash;hetta</figcaption></figure><p>"Sn&oslash;hetta&rsquo;s design for the rear of the building (west side) would provide the community with a vibrant green space that will be 50% larger than the current public space," reads a project statement on the architects' <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">website</a>.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Sn&oslash;hetta</figcaption></figure><p>"Sn&oslash;hetta&rsquo;s updated design will preserve and revitalize the landmark tower, undo past renovations that compromi...</p> Renzo Piano-Designed Miami Beach Penthouse Could Set Florida Record at $68 Million Archinect 2018-12-13T12:45:00-05:00 >2018-12-13T17:32:56-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>As Art Basel kicks off this week in Miami the city has a new listing to boast about that comes with everything you would expect for the highest-priced penthouse in the area right now: a celebrity architect, more square footage than its competitors, ocean views that go on forever and, of course, an unusual luxury amenity...</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> William J. Bates inaugurated as 2019 AIA President Justine Testado 2018-12-12T19:36:00-05:00 >2018-12-12T19:36:17-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Following the announcement of his appointment <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in 2017</a>, architect William J. Bates was inaugurated as the 2019 President of the AIA last Friday, December 7.&nbsp;</p> <p>Bates recently retired from the&nbsp;Eat&rsquo;n Park Hospitality Group, where he worked as the vice president of real estate and oversaw the restaurant growth division. He was the AIA&rsquo;s 2018 vice president, and has been a member of the Institute's Board of Directors since 2011.&nbsp;</p> <p>Having plenty of leadership experience, his previous roles include serving as the president of AIA Pennsylvania in 1991 and 2010,&nbsp;vice president and chair of the AIA Board Community Committee from 2015-2016, and the president of the AIA Pittsburgh chapter in 1987. He has chaired boards for the Design Center Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh History &amp; Landmarks Foundation, and the Green Building Alliance. To add to that, Bates was also an adjunct professor at&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carnegie Mellon</a>.</p> <p>&ldquo;During my tenure as your president, and thereafter, I will focus on helping to make our profession o...</p> Creating a mini building at your desk never seemed more fun Katherine Guimapang 2018-12-12T18:58:00-05:00 >2018-12-16T14:55:46-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Now featured in our Downtown LA&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">retail store</a> and online at&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Outpost</a>, these miniature building materials will make your other office mates jealous. <br></p> <p>The team at Mini Materials have created scaled construction toys that not only look amazing but are functional just like their life size counterparts. A perfect desk accessory or a neat gift for the building fanatic in your life, Mini Materials creates a wonderful take on making construction materials available and accessible for all to enjoy.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>1:6 Scale Mini Red Bricks (24pk + Pallet) Image &copy; Mini Materials</figcaption></figure><p>Made of actual concrete and brick materials, these miniature building pieces look and feel like the real thing. Available in an assortment of sizes and material types building enthusiasts can purchase cinder blocks, bricks, lumber, even a mini jersey barrier. <br></p> <p>The founders of Mini Materials started their venture in 2015 after noticing that "the world was lacking realistic versions of the most common building materials used tod...</p> Check out some of the amazing projects nominated for the EU Mies Award Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-12-12T16:43:00-05:00 >2018-12-13T12:02:13-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>383 architectural works have been nominated for the 2019 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture&mdash;<a href="" target="_blank">Mies van der Rohe Award</a>, which&nbsp;recognizes top-notch design excellence and significant contributions from European architectural professionals. Established by the European Commission and the Barcelona City Hall in 1987, the biennial award is considered to be the highest honor in European architecture for works completed within the past two years.</p><p>In 2017, the award went to the <a href="" target="_blank">renovation of a historic housing megablock in Amsterdam</a>,&nbsp;highlighting the challenges of housing and heritage. For 2019, the Prize will continue this dialogue with 24% of its nominations intervening with heritage works and another 14% built in historic contexts.&nbsp;</p><p>Spanning from Portugal on the west, and Tbilisi on the east, projects this year hail from 38 different countries, with Armenia, Kosovo and Tunisia competing for the first time this year. With 27 projects, Spain has the highest number of built works ...</p> Itching to move west? Here are 10 west coast firms still looking for the perfect candidate Katherine Guimapang 2018-12-12T15:20:00-05:00 >2018-12-13T13:35:31-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>With 2018 slowly coming to a close, firms are prepping for the new year. This week Archinect has picked <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">west coast</a>-based firms who are still searching for the perfect candidate to join their team. Ranging from four major cities along the west coast, check out firms hiring in&nbsp;<a href=";q_radius=0&amp;region_id=2056156&amp;location=San+Francisco%2C+CA%2C+US&amp;submit=Search" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">San Francisco</a>, <a href=";q_radius=0&amp;region_id=2054699&amp;location=Los+Angeles%2C+CA%2C+US&amp;submit=Search" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a>, <a href=";q_radius=0&amp;region_id=2139952&amp;location=Portland%2C+OR%2C+US&amp;submit=Search" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Portland</a>, and <a href=";q_radius=0&amp;region_id=2176840&amp;location=Seattle%2C+WA%2C+US&amp;submit=Search" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seattle</a>.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Laurel Heights - Noa Design + Construction Image &copy; Nicole Franzen</figcaption></figure><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Noa Design + Construction</a> seeks an <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Designer</a> in San Francisco</strong><br><em>Candidate must have experience in high end residential projects.&nbsp; The designer position requires exemplary design skills and proficiency in detailing and in the technical fundamentals of architecture and interior design. The architectural designer will work under the direct supervision of a senior designer collaborating on all phases of design, production, and on-site administration. This position requires the ability to work within all phases of design and construction. As a major component our work focuses on integrating de...</em></p>