Archinect - News 2022-05-24T02:00:20-04:00 Los Angeles County releases final LA River Master Plan Josh Niland 2022-05-23T19:29:00-04:00 >2022-05-23T19:29:37-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The multi-year process that will eventually engender a string of entirely reimagined waterfront plots along the <a href="" target="_blank">LA River</a> has entered its next phase after county officials released their final master plan last week.</p> <p>The documents offer an update to the County proposal first introduced in 2016 by Supervisors Hilda Solis and Sheila Kuehl. The plan will now be submitted to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for review at a meeting scheduled for June 14th.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image via <a href="" target="_blank">The LA River Master Plan</a>, courtesy Los Angeles County.</figcaption></figure><p>Said to create a &ldquo;kit of parts&rdquo; that potentially includes the $1 billion-plus <a href="" target="_blank">Taylor Yard G2 site</a> and a total of 77 others (22 of which are considered new), the master plan is said to provide a &ldquo;toolkit&rdquo; for community revitalization that addresses core areas of climate change, biodiversity, homelessness, and gentrification.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Previously on Archinect: <a href="" target="_blank">L.A. River masterplan updates unveiled</a></figcaption></figure><p>The <a href="" target="_blank">master plan</a> incorporates the state&rsquo;s Lower LA River Revitalization Plan a...</p> Herzog & de Meuron's new Royal College of Art Battersea Campus opens to the public Josh Niland 2022-05-23T17:49:00-04:00 >2022-05-23T17:53:59-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Big news today as <a href="" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron&rsquo;</a>s anticipated&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">expansion</a> of the <a href="" target="_blank">Royal College of Art</a> has officially opened in the <a href="" target="_blank">Battersea</a> district of London.</p> <p>Characterized by a fusion of seven separate facilities into one combined structure, the new &pound;135 million ($169 million) complex entails the creation of new social and educational spaces for the Sculpture, Contemporary Art Practice, and Moving Image departments as well as for the RCA&rsquo;s School of Design.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Iwan Baan, image courtesy Royal College of Art</figcaption></figure><p>The 15,500-square-meter (167,000-square-foot) campus also sought to aid the shift in the 185-year-old&nbsp;institution's postgraduate offerings towards a more strengthened set of STEAM programs, which is seen in the addition of a new tech-centric eight-story research center, robotics hangar, and a center for enterprise, entrepreneurship, incubation and business support called InnovationRCA.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Iwan Baan, image courtesy Royal College of Art</figcaption></figure><p>Writing in the <em>Guardian</em> today, critic Oliver Wain...</p> Los Angeles Chargers break ground on new Gensler-designed HQ and training facility Nathaniel Bahadursingh 2022-05-23T17:02:00-04:00 >2022-05-23T17:03:00-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Less than eight months after announcing plans to establish its new practice facility and headquarters campus in El Segundo, a groundbreaking ceremony held this week marks the start of construction for the new home of the NFL's Los Angeles Chargers.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Last Wednesday&rsquo;s groundbreaking marks a major milestone for the <a href="" target="_blank">NFL</a> franchise, which spent four years searching for a location for a permanent headquarters following its move from San Diego to Los Angeles. During this time the Chargers have been operating out of a temporary space in Costa Mesa.</p> this is groundbreaking content <a href="" target="_blank"></a><br>&mdash; Los Angeles Chargers (@chargers) <a href="" target="_blank">May 23, 2022</a> <p><br>The new <a href="" target="_blank">Gensler</a> Sports-designed <a href="" target="_blank">complex</a> will occupy a 14-acre site and span 145,000 square feet. It will feature offices, state-of-the-art medical facilities, three practice fields with seating for more than 5,000 spectators, strength and conditioning areas, a rooftop hospitality area, an esports venue, and more.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Previously on Archinect: <a href="" target="_blank">The LA Chargers have tapped Gensler for a proposed new $100 million training facility</a></figcaption></figure><p>The campus is located roughly seven miles from the r<a href="" target="_blank">ecently-opened So-Fi Stadium</a>, which the Chargers occupy as co-tenants with the Los Angeles Rams. In March, real estat...</p> As Milan's San Siro stadium goes, so goes the city Josh Niland 2022-05-23T14:56:00-04:00 >2022-05-23T14:57:11-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>AC Milan&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Serie A championship title</a> over the weekend brought out the <a href="" target="_blank">missives</a> on placemaking and memory concerning the club&rsquo;s future in the 96-year-old stadium adored by the Milanese as their <em>seconda casa</em>.&nbsp;</p> <p>The facilities, last upgraded in 1990 and renovated throughout the 2000s by the local firm <a href="" target="_blank">Ragazzi and Partners</a>, are <a href="" target="_blank">set to be replaced</a> by a new &ldquo;cathedral&rdquo; designed by American sport heavyweight <a href="" target="_blank">Populous</a> for the year 2027. Many feel it is the last victim of a changed European Soccer landscape dominated by Russian oligarchs and other monied interests from abroad after the late-1990s to early-2000s.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Previously on Archinect:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Populous tapped to lead design of new combined Inter &amp; AC Milan stadium</a></figcaption></figure><p>Alternatives, including its reuse as a&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">massive Covid memorial</a>, have been proposed by the faithful, who also claim a demolition effort of such size would be&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">harmful to the environment</a>. A final approval is still on the horizon for later this year. The architects of the new stadium say their...</p> Richard Neutra-designed Oregon home hits the market at $3,750,000 Nathaniel Bahadursingh 2022-05-23T14:26:00-04:00 >2022-05-23T20:17:12-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>A Portland house with a provenance like no other is for sale. The revolutionary dwelling was designed 82 years ago by modernist architect Richard Neutra for lily hybridizer Jan de Graaff and his wife, Peggy, heir to the Macy&rsquo;s department store owner who died on the Titanic.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The home, originally constructed in 1941, is located at 1901 South Comus Street. It was listed on Thursday, May 19th through <a href="" target="_blank">Oregon</a>-based real estate company The Hasson Company with an asking price of $3,750,000.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>The three-level residence is celebrated for its embodiment of Neutra&rsquo;s <a href="" target="_blank">International style</a> with its floor-to-ceiling windows and custom wood built-ins. It is one of only two Oregon homes designed by Neutra, who was commissioned by the de Graaffs to design a house for their <a href="" target="_blank">modern</a> furniture and art collection.&nbsp;</p> <figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>The house spans 6,887 square feet and sits on a 0.85-acre lot, offering unobstructed mountain, city, and river views. It features five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms.<br></p></figure> Participate in lectures and internships with Lacaton & Vassal, Mariam Kamara, Anupama Kundoo, and others in YACademy's Architecture for Humanity 2022 edition Sponsor 2022-05-23T14:17:00-04:00 >2022-05-23T14:24:42-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><strong><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="" target="_blank">YACademy</a></em></strong></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>Pandemic, economic crisis, migration, and climate change: every area - from the periphery of our metropolis to the most remote tropical village - can now be defined as an &ldquo;emergency context&rdquo;. The United Nations - already before the pandemic cycle - estimated that the fragmentation of conflicts, combined with the effects of the economic and ecological crisis, was generating a humanitarian emergency greater than that caused by the Second World War.<br></p> <p>In this context, the architect plays a fundamental role, because architecture responds to man&rsquo;s primary needs. Finding shelter, receiving education, living healthy are rights that require &ldquo;containers&rdquo; in the first place, and architecture - great architecture - would be very little if limited to contexts of well-being; since man is at the center of architecture, and man, in any context, in any condition, deserves dignity and beauty. This is why the course in <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Architecture for Humanity</strong></a> was born, to train...</p> AIA Los Angeles' Residential Architecture Awards highlight outstanding housing and home design projects Josh Niland 2022-05-23T14:12:00-04:00 >2022-05-23T15:29:44-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>It&rsquo;s late spring already, and that means the <a href="" target="_blank">Los Angeles chapter</a> of the American Institute of Architects is back with the seventh edition of its annual AIA|LA Residential Architecture Awards.</p><p>Home design projects from across the city, country, and even abroad were given Awards of Honor, Merit, or Citation across ten separate categories.</p><p>Among the winners, <a href="" target="_blank">KAA</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Woods + Dangaran</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">Laney LA</a>, were recognized with Honor Awards for their individual contributions in the three Single-Family categories. The chapter&rsquo;s Climate Positive Award was split between Kendall Architecture Planning + Design and <a href="" target="_blank">KoningEizenberg</a> for their Flor 401 Lofts and Culver City Townhomes designs respectively, and <a href="" target="_blank">OFFICEUNTITLED</a> was cited for its new <a href="" target="_blank">The Fitz apartment complex</a> located on Fairfax Avenue in West Hollywood. Woods + Dangaran was the most popular firm with three total Awards.</p><p>The <a href="" target="_blank">rise of ADUs</a> was also acknowledged by the inclusion of two projects from <a href="" target="_blank">Bunch Design</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">Shin Shin Architecture</a>, which both ...</p> IKEA completes bookcase-inspired store in Vienna, Austria Niall Patrick Walsh 2022-05-23T10:57:00-04:00 >2022-05-24T00:17:58-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Austria-based architecture office <a href="" target="_blank">querkraft</a> has completed an <a href="" target="_blank">IKEA furniture store in the country&rsquo;s capital Vienna</a>, whose exterior was inspired by bookcases. Designed as a car-free venue, the scheme was developed with the vision of being a &ldquo;good neighbor&rdquo; for the surrounding community through a blend of public spaces and an active streetfront.</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Photo &copy; querkraft + christina h&auml;usler</figcaption></figure></figure><p>The scheme&rsquo;s defining feature is its shelf-like main fa&ccedil;ade. The 15-foot-deep zone envelops the building to provide shade for the indoors, while also accommodating terraces and greenery. In a move reminiscent of <a href="" target="_blank">Paris&rsquo; Centre Pompidou</a>, the external skeleton also houses infrastructural elements such as lifts, stairs, and building services. </p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Photo &copy; querkraft + christina h&auml;usler</figcaption></figure></figure><p>Inside, the 316,000 square foot scheme is supported by a 32x32 ft grid of reinforced concrete columns. From the ground level, a generous void extends up the building, visually linking the five retail floors occupied by <a href="" target="_blank">IKEA</a>. The top two...</p> 10 eating & drinking spaces we liked this week Alexander Walter 2022-05-21T09:00:00-04:00 >2022-05-23T13:41:45-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="" 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="" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">People</a> profiles. </p> <p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="" target="_blank"><em>Eating &amp; Drinking Spaces</em></a><em></em>.</p> <p><strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" target="_blank">Hammond Hill Home</a> in Silver Spring, MD by <a href="" target="_blank">Cook Architecture</a>; Photo: John Cole<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" target="_blank">La Maison Xun</a> in Beijing, China by <a href="" target="_blank">LDH Architectural Design</a>; Photo: Wang Ting from Dalian AsYouSee<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" target="_blank">Off-Grid Guesthouse</a> on the Central California Coast by <a href="" target="_blank">ANACAPA</a> and Willson Design <a href="" target="_blank"></a>(ANACAPA was also <a href="" target="_blank">featured</a> in Archinect's <a href="" target="_blank">Studio Snapshots</a> series); Photo: Erin Feinblatt<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" target="_blank">Loving Bistro Letn&aacute;</a> in Prague, Czech Republic by <a href="" target="_blank">Est&eacute; architekti</a>; Photo: Studio Flusser<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" target="_blank">Hidden Valley Desert House</a> in Cave Creek, AZ by <a href="" target="_blank">Wendell Burnette Architects</a>; Photo: Bill Timmerman<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" target="_blank">Casa Talia Restaurant</a> in Beijing, China by <a href="" target="_blank">CAA Architects</a>; Photo:...</p> $800-a-month sleeping pods? One company thinks they are the solution to California’s housing crisis Josh Niland 2022-05-20T18:41:00-04:00 >2022-05-23T13:41:48-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>A new <a href="" target="_blank">Silicon Valley</a> startup is taking the charge put forth by the recent expansion of ADUs and other <a href="" target="_blank">non-traditional forms</a> of <a href="" target="_blank">accommodation</a> in the uphill battle to provide affordable housing to the millions of Californians struggling to find a way forward.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><em>Business Insider</em></a> recently took a closeup look at the San Francisco-based<a href="" target="_blank"> Brownstone Shared Housing</a>, an eight-month-old company co-founded by former state auditors James Stallworth and Christina Lennox, that has designed a new stackable sleeping pod currently being modeled within single-family homes in Bakersfield and Palo Alto.</p> <p>Similar to the sleeping capsules common to urban Japanese hotels and resorts, the four-foot-tall spaces can be scaled to hold up to 14 people and are being marketed by the company as an alternative to the high-rent, low-availability housing situation typical in the areas adjacent to <a href="" target="_blank">Stanford University.</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Related on Archinect: <a href="" target="_blank">UCLA&rsquo;s BruinHub will give respite to students facing long commutes and housing ins...</a></figcaption></figure> Northeastern University design research proposal wins AIA's $100,000 Latrobe Prize Josh Niland 2022-05-20T16:59:00-04:00 >2022-05-20T17:13:13-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The College of Fellows at the <a href="" target="_blank">American Institute of Architects</a> (AIA) has named a quartet of faculty members from <a href="" target="_blank">Northeastern University</a> as the winners of the 2022 <a href="" target="_blank">Latrobe Prize</a>.</p><p>Titled &ldquo;CommonSENSES: Standards for ENacting Sensor networks for an Equitable Society,&rdquo; the proposal will use the prize&rsquo;s $100,000 grant to explore the potential of sensor networks in their application to environmental quality challenges faced in urban areas such as Chelsea, Massachusetts, the group&rsquo;s beta subject.</p><p>Per the AIA: &ldquo;The research will also explore the potential for green infrastructure to produce more equitable health outcomes. Before-and-after project data and models about factors affecting neighborhood climate, resilience, health, and equity will generate insights on how smarter green infrastructure can support a more accessible, equitable, and inclusive design process. The resulting CommonSENSES Architectural Playbook and film, and the collaborative modeling platform ( adapted for this ...</p> Former KKK auditorium to be reborn as a cultural arts center in Forth Worth Nathaniel Bahadursingh 2022-05-20T15:28:00-04:00 >2022-05-23T13:41:50-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>A Texas-based, non-profit by the name of Transform 1012 N. Main Street (Transform 1012) has announced the purchase of a former Ku Klux Klan auditorium in <a href="" target="_blank">Fort Worth</a>, Texas. It will be converted into The Fred Rouse Center for Arts and Community Healing, a new cultural hub and space for reconciliation and reclamation for the community.&nbsp;</p> <p>The auditorium, located at 1012 N. Main Street, originally opened in 1924, when Fort Worth had one of the largest KKK memberships in the United States. It served as the group&rsquo;s headquarters in Texas and was designed to intimidate Black, Hispanic, and immigrant residents returning home from the city center.</p> <p>The acquisition served as the driving force behind the formation of Transform 1012 in 2019. The non-profit is a coalition of local arts, grassroots, and service organizations as well as pro bono partners and individuals. The purchase of the building was made possible by a significant donation from the former owners and a grant from the Rainwater Char...</p> Thailand's all(zone) will create the 2022 MPavilion Josh Niland 2022-05-20T13:56:00-04:00 >2022-05-23T13:41:54-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Innovative Thai practice <a href="" target="_blank">all(zone)</a> has been named the winner of Australia&rsquo;s coveted annual <a href="" target="_blank">MPavilion</a> commission, now in its ninth iteration coming out of a two-year pandemic hiatus. The Bangkok-based studio will reveal its design for Melbourne's Queen Victoria Gardens site in July in advance of a public opening slated for November 17th.</p> <p>The <a href="" target="_blank">Naomi Milgrom Foundation</a>, which manages the commission, commended the &ldquo;playful&rdquo; firm for having a &ldquo;commitment to designing built environments where people can feel at home in the world,&rdquo; adding that co-founder Rachaporn Choochuey&rsquo;s direction &ldquo;hold[s] people at the heart of their designs, viewing the spaces they are creating not just as physical architecture but as platforms for people to cheerfully convene, converse, and celebrate.&rdquo;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>all(zone)'s MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Image courtesy&nbsp;The Naomi Milgrom Foundation.</figcaption></figure><p>The Aussie answer to the UK&rsquo;s yearly <a href="" target="_blank">Serpentine Pavillion</a> commission has seen past contributions from <a href="" target="_blank">Gle...</a></p> Mississippi State University studio teaches the value of collaboration between its architecture and building construction science students Josh Niland 2022-05-20T13:27:00-04:00 >2022-05-23T17:03:47-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Earlier this week, <a href="" target="_blank">we explored</a> the relationship between architecture and construction science disciplines through the lens of a <a href="" target="_blank">Building Scientist position</a> at <a href="" target="_blank">Payette</a>. While the two fields are commonly intertwined within professional practice settings, they are also being implemented in a collaborative design studio taught at&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Mississippi State University</a>&nbsp;(MSU). Students from the school's architecture and building construction science departments worked together in a unique studio called the PCI Foundation Studio.</p> <p>After receiving a <a href="" target="_blank">special grant from the PCI Foundation in 2020</a> to incorporate "precast concrete into the classroom," MSU Architecture's Associate Professor Alexis Gregory allocated the $100,000 grant to be utilized within architecture courses at the school. This funding was used to develop the Spring 2021 PCI Foundation Studio.</p> <p>Under Gregory's direction, sixteen teams of students from both departments worked together to develop a collaborative design-build project benefitt...</p> Short-term rentals are putting a record squeeze on renters in the Big Apple Josh Niland 2022-05-20T12:14:00-04:00 >2022-05-20T14:42:15-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The total number of short-term rentals of entire homes in the city&rsquo;s five boroughs -- those listed on Airbnb Inc. and Expedia Group Inc.&rsquo;s Vrbo -- is more than 13,000, according to third-party data tracker AirDNA. Meanwhile, rental inventory in Manhattan, Brooklyn and a portion of Queens hovers just over 7,500. The vacancy rate in Manhattan sat at just over 1.5% last month, the second-lowest level on record, according to appraiser Miller Samuel Inc.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Adding to the all-too-familiar notion that short-term rentals have the ability to <a href="" target="_blank">destroy the livability of a place</a> in its entirety, <a href="" target="_blank">new data</a> from Douglas Elliman and <a href="" target="_blank">AirDNA</a> making the rounds today indicate a record-setting shift in the dynamics of urban life as the number of hosted retreats in <a href="" target="_blank">New York City</a> has surpassed traditional apartment rentals for the first time.</p> <p>New York&rsquo;s rental market is in the midst of coming out of the pandemic <a href="" target="_blank">strong as ever</a> with prices skyrocketing 23 percent to early 2020 levels, fueled in part by an 83.3 percent drop in the total number of rental listings in Manhattan year-over-year. Airbnb responded by saying the findings offer merely &ldquo;an unfairly narrow look at rental unit availability in a portion of the city,&rdquo; but the numbers tell a different story. In the last year alone, the stock of available units in the city dwindled by a staggering 16,000 from its 20,743 peak to a new record-low of 4,709.&nbsp;</p> <p>The end result for renters is sadly predictable as...</p> Barcelona is developing a digital twin within a 19th-century chapel Niall Patrick Walsh 2022-05-20T11:47:00-04:00 >2022-05-20T18:55:09-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Barcelona</a> has become the latest city to begin construction on a <a href="" target="_blank">digital twin</a> of itself. Currently in a test phase, the data-driven replica of the city is expected to be operational by 2027, at which point it will be used as an urban planning tool to shape the city&rsquo;s future development.</p> <p>The digital twin will be housed within the MareNostrum supercomputer, one of the world&rsquo;s most powerful data processors, located within the city&rsquo;s Torre Girona chapel. <a href="" target="_blank">Originally constructed in the 19th century</a>, the chapel was rebuilt in the 1940s following the Spanish Civil War, and now sits on the campus of the <a href="" target="_blank">Polytechnic University of Catalonia</a>. The chapel has housed the supercomputer since 2005. </p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>The MareNostrum supercomputer. Image courtesy of Barcelona Supercomputing Center</figcaption></figure></figure><p>For city officials, the digital twin will offer urbanists, architects, and planners a means of testing urban theories and projects before implementation in order to understand their effects, without physically disrupting th...</p> 14 featured jobs in Chicago for architects, interior designers, and visualization specialists Alexander Walter 2022-05-20T09:00:00-04:00 >2022-05-20T14:46:21-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>If you are looking for new career opportunities at <a href=";q_radius=25&amp;region_id=2072497&amp;location=Chicago%2C+IL%2C+US&amp;submit=Search" target="_blank">Chicago-based</a> architectural, interior, or landscape design firms, check out our <a href="" target="_blank">curated selection</a> of featured employers from <a href="" target="_blank">Archinect Jobs</a>. <br></p> <p>To look up specific job titles from the architectural profession, consult <a href="" target="_blank">Archinect's Guide to Job Titles</a> series. Also, follow our <a href="" target="_blank">Archinect Tips</a> series to improve your portfolio, resume, interviewing skills, and increase your overall chances of getting that next job.<br></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Studio Gang</strong></a><strong> seeks a <a href="" target="_blank">Visualization Specialist</a></strong><br>"Studio Gang is actively seeking an agile, creative imaging artist to collaborate with a diverse group of thinkers, designers, architects, and consultants on a wide range of project types and contribute to design through their imaging skills. The ideal candidate is highly creative, fearless in exploration, and forthcoming with ideas and concepts."</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture</strong></a><strong> seeks a <a href="" target="_blank">Project Architect</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Senior Project Architect</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Architectural Associate</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Associate Interior Designer</a>, a...</strong></p> London's Camden Highline proposal submitted for planning, set to open first phase in 2025 Nathaniel Bahadursingh 2022-05-19T18:51:00-04:00 >2022-05-20T13:53:33-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>London&rsquo;s proposed <a href="" target="_blank">Camden Highline</a> has been submitted for planning. Led by the practice behind the New York <a href="" target="_blank">High Line</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">James Corner Field Operations</a>, and Camden-based firm <a href="" target="_blank">vPPR Architects</a>, the project will regenerate a disused railway viaduct to establish an elevated park that connects Camden Town to Kings Cross.&nbsp;</p> <p>The master plan will create walking routes between local neighborhoods and inject needed green space across a mix of communities. It will feature gardens, walkways, seating areas, caf&eacute;s, arts and cultural interventions, spaces for charitable activities, and play areas for children. The initiative also aims to boost the region&rsquo;s biodiversity by providing wildlife habitats for birds, insects, and animals.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Previously on Archinect: <a href="" target="_blank">James Corner Field Operations to lead design for new UK Highline</a></figcaption></figure><p>&ldquo;We are extremely excited to share this design vision for Camden Highline,&rdquo; said Lead Designer <a href="" target="_blank">James Corner</a>. &ldquo;The design is intended to celebrate and amplify the unique characteristics ...</p> On the mystery and magic appeal of LA's iconic visual language Josh Niland 2022-05-19T16:51:00-04:00 >2022-05-22T18:55:58-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The apartment signs of L.A. announce location through flair, decadence, strangeness, absurdity, signification. When you see an otherwise unremarkable name affixed to a building in your neighborhood, you know &mdash; probably to the exact number of paces or miles, if you counted &mdash; how much further your intended destination is. That&rsquo;s the thing about L.A. apartment signs &mdash; they point you toward where you need to be: home.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The <em>LA Times</em> has a <a href="" target="_blank">really cool new series</a> I am personally obsessed with wherein the &ldquo;architecture of everyday life&rdquo; is explored in and around the city. In this iteration, the <em>Times</em>&rsquo; style editor Ian Blair waxed poetic about LA&rsquo;s midcentury typographical elements, best embodied on the facade of <a href="" target="_blank">Paul Revere Williams</a>&rsquo; iconic Beverly Hills Hotel, that are now synonymous with the visual imagination of Southern California feted by David Hockney and so many others.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image courtesy Joe Wolf via <a href="" target="_blank">Flickr</a>&nbsp;(CC BY 2.0).</figcaption></figure><p>Blair spoke to the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">alien nature</a>&nbsp;of the language contained in apartment typeface, commenting on their need to communicate intimations of luxury and class in a way in which words alone become a most effective means of conveying the interiority of space (no matter how illusory).&nbsp;<br></p> <p>&ldquo;Apartment signs affect us because of the amount of effort put into the premise: Please stop, look, come inside, see if you desire to belong here. There&rsquo;s innuendo baked into the concept; the main selling poi...</p> A playful London home renovation wins NLA's Don't Move, Improve! 2022 competition Josh Niland 2022-05-19T14:26:00-04:00 >2022-05-19T17:37:21-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">New London Architecture</a> has announced the winner of this year&rsquo;s <em>Don&rsquo;t Move, Improve!</em>&nbsp;design competition.</p> <p>Archmongers&rsquo; <a href="" target="_blank">Little Brownings</a> project was named the Home of the Year out of a <a href="" target="_blank">15-entry shortlist</a> that included designs from Turner Architects, Proctor &amp; Shaw, and Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. Five special prize winners were awarded as well.&nbsp;</p> Cambridge's Ingrid Schroder is named the next director of the Architectural Association Josh Niland 2022-05-19T12:32:00-04:00 >2022-05-19T14:37:43-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>London&rsquo;s <a href="" target="_blank">Architectural Association (AA)</a> has named a new leader in its search to replace ousted former director <a href="" target="_blank">Eva Franch i Gilabert</a>.</p> <p>Dr. Ingrid Schroder is the new head of the AA beating out Berkeley CED professor emerita Jill Stoner, Clancy Moore director Andrew Clancy, and two other <a href="" target="_blank">shortlisted candidates</a> to helm the 175-year-old institution. Schroder will remain in her current role as director of the <a href="" target="_blank">University of Cambridge</a>&rsquo;s M.Phil in Architecture and Urban Design (MAUD) program until officially stepping into the AA post in late August.</p> <p>Schroder comes to the position with over 20 years of experience teaching at Cambridge. She held several titles (Supervisor, Lecturer, Studio Master, Professional Practice Coordinator, Academic Exchange Coordinator, and Research Group Coordinator) outside of the MAUD program, which she helped establish in 2012, and has spent time at several other academic institutions, including the ETH Zurich, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Royal College of Ar...</p> HENN’s massive new Zoomlion headquarters breaks ground in China Josh Niland 2022-05-19T12:29:00-04:00 >2022-05-20T00:20:32-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The latest in a lineage of corporate headquarters designs that dates to 1965 is officially underway in China&rsquo;s Hunan Province, the product of a multi-year collaboration between <a href="" target="_blank">HENN</a> and the heavy manufacturing giant Zoomlion.</p> <p>The Z-shaped design includes a museum, data center, and even sports facilities for workers of new the 311,000-square-meter (3.34-million-square-foot) industrial park. Project leader Hua Qiao described its form as an &ldquo;immense, cut stone floating above its natural surroundings.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>Once realized in 2023, the Zoomlion headquarters will eventually join HENN's <a href="" target="_blank">Zalando BHQ-Z</a> project that recently topped out in Berlin&nbsp;in its growing portfolio of major corporate designs.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image courtesy HENN</figcaption></figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Image courtesy HENN</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image courtesy HENN</figcaption></figure><p>Per the architects, the new park &ldquo;balances the client&rsquo;s production needs with a sensitivity to its rural context, the geometric Headquarters blends into the hilly and densely wooded Changsha green-corridor. Made from white concrete, the classic ar...</p> Three tips for overcoming procrastination during the creative process Niall Patrick Walsh 2022-05-19T11:53:00-04:00 >2022-05-20T18:55:07-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>As creative professionals, architects are prone to <a href="" target="_blank">procrastination</a>. In his acclaimed book <em><a href="" target="_blank">The War of Art</a></em>, author Steven Pressfield breaks down the many reasons why procrastination is a prevalent part in the creative process. &ldquo;Procrastination is the most common manifestation of [creative resistance] because it&rsquo;s the easiest to rationalize,&rdquo; Pressfield wrote. &ldquo;We don&rsquo;t tell ourselves, 'I&rsquo;m never going to write my symphony.' Instead we say, 'I&rsquo;m going to write my symphony; I&rsquo;m just going to start tomorrow.'&rdquo;</p> <p>For some experts on the topic, procrastination in the creative process is a necessary evil. One such expert is Alice Boyes, a former clinical psychologist and author of the book <em><a href="" target="_blank">Stress-Free Productivity</a></em>. On a recent episode of the <a href="" target="_blank">Harvard Business Review IdeaCast</a>, Boyes explains that &ldquo;lots of forms of problem solving benefit from an incubation period where you take a pause between when you hear the problem and when you start working on it.&rdquo; </p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Related on Archinect: <a href="" target="_blank">In school, somet...</a></figcaption></figure></figure> A new tool provides wildfire risk data to American homeowners in the face of climate change Josh Niland 2022-05-18T20:15:00-04:00 >2022-05-18T20:16:27-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Wildfires</a> are becoming an increasing threat to American homeowners with the acceleration of climate change, and now a new tool from the nonprofit <a href="" target="_blank">First Street Foundation</a> will allow them to access probability-based data about the potential risk their property may face over the next 30 years.&nbsp;</p> <p>By incorporating open-source tax information, satellite imaging, and advanced computer modeling, the Foundation was able to produce a Fire Factor metric and <a href="" target="_blank">interactive map</a> that details both the intensity of future burns and their ability to move across varying topographies. An individual structure&rsquo;s score is thus determined by its available defensible space, roof and construction type, and proximity to <a href="" target="_blank">fuels</a> like trees, shrubs, and wild grasses.</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Related on Archinect: <a href="" target="_blank">Scientists are using deep learning data to map structure damage from wildfires</a></figcaption></figure></figure><p>Currently, there is no publicly available data on fire risk similar to the flood damage assessments required by the federal <a href="" target="_blank">National Flood Insurance Prog...</a></p> For International Museum Day, here are 10 of our favorite cultural projects set to debut in 2022 Josh Niland 2022-05-18T20:07:00-04:00 >2022-05-20T16:38:14-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The large museum commission is one of the most coveted project types for architects to pursue professionally. The past year alone was further evidence of this age-old ambition, with major cultural sector stories gracing our pages frequently, spearheaded by the new <a href="" target="_blank">M+ Museum</a> by <a href="" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Frank Gehry</a>'s <a href="" target="_blank">LUMA Arles</a>, and the (oft-derided) <a href="" target="_blank">Munch Museum</a> in Norway from <a href="" target="_blank">estudio Herreros</a> taking top billing alongside many other superlative designs.</p> <p>2022 has seen even more major developments in the industry, led by the Metropolitan Museum of Art&rsquo;s <a href="" target="_blank">decision to replace</a> David Chipperfield with Frida Escobedo as the architect of its new $500 million contemporary wing, the announcement of an important $34 million <a href="" target="_blank">Tate Liverpool overhaul</a>, and welcomed revival of HdM&rsquo;s amended <a href="" target="_blank">Vancouver Art Gallery expansion</a> effort once thought to be long dead. </p> <p>As Archinect celebrates <a href="" target="_blank">International Museum Day</a> today, here are a few of the more prominent openings and expansion projects to make their debut thi...</p> Billie Tsien to receive honorary doctorate at the Boston Architectural College's 2022 graduation ceremony Nathaniel Bahadursingh 2022-05-18T18:43:00-04:00 >2022-05-19T13:34:10-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Architect, educator, and <a href="" target="_blank">Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners</a> co-founder <a href="" target="_blank">Billie Tsien</a> is set to receive an Honorary Doctorate and deliver the commencement speech at the <a href="" target="_blank">Boston Architectural College&rsquo;s (BAC)</a> graduation ceremony on Friday, May 27th.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;It is an immense privilege to have Billie Tsien deliver the BAC&rsquo;s commencement address to our graduating class in-person this year,&rdquo; said Boston Architectural College President Mahesh Daas. &ldquo;Her commitment to designing deeper and slower existential experiences grounded in an unmistakable sense of service, materiality and profound optimism complements the BAC&rsquo;s own commitment to furthering social justice, inclusion, and diversifying design education.&rdquo;</p> <figure><a href="" target="_blank"><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514&amp;dpr=2"></a><figcaption>Previously on Archinect Sessions: <a href="" target="_blank">"Starts with me, ends with us": A conversation with Tod Williams and Billie Tsien on Archinect Sessions Episode #22</a></figcaption></figure><p>This is the latest addition to Tsien&rsquo;s long list of accolades, including the <a href="" target="_blank">National Medal of the Arts</a> from <a href="" target="_blank">President Obama</a>, the <a href="" target="_blank">Tho...</a></p> Snapchat co-founder offers to repay student loans for Otis 2022 grads Nathaniel Bahadursingh 2022-05-18T14:47:00-04:00 >2022-05-19T13:34:12-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Otis College of Art and Design</a> has received a significant donation that will allow for the payment of <a href="" target="_blank">student loans</a> of students in the graduating Class of 2022. The money comes from Snap Inc. CEO Evan Spiegel and his wife Miranda Kerr, KORA Organics CEO and model, through their philanthropic foundation, the Spiegel Family Fund. This is the largest single gift in the history of the school.</p> <p>&ldquo;<a href="" target="_blank">Student debt</a> weighs heavily on our diverse and talented graduates,&rdquo; said Otis College of Art and Design President Charles Hirschhorn. &ldquo;We hope this donation will provide much-deserved relief and empower them to pursue their aspirations and careers, pay this generosity forward, and become the next leaders of our community.&rdquo;</p> <p>The donation was announced during Otis College&rsquo;s 2022 Commencement, where Spiegel, Kerr, and interior designer and <em>Queer Eye </em>host <a href="" target="_blank">Bobby Berk</a> received honorary degrees. Spiegel attended a high school summer program at Otis College when he was 15 prior to attending <a href="" target="_blank">Stanford Univer...</a></p> David Chipperfield's reinvented Morland Mixité Capitale is now complete in Paris Josh Niland 2022-05-18T14:14:00-04:00 >2022-05-20T18:55:04-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">David Chipperfield Architects</a> is celebrating the recent completion of their Morland Mixit&eacute; Capitale project in Paris following six years of construction on a &lsquo;Reinventing Paris&rsquo; scheme <a href="" target="_blank">first announced</a> by developer Emerige in 2016.</p> <p>The firm&rsquo;s Berlin office, in collaboration with CALQ, had been hard at work restoring and expanding the former Pr&eacute;fecture de Paris building into a new public attraction near Canal Saint-Martin.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image &copy; Simon Menges</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image &copy; Simon Menges</figcaption></figure><p>Per the architects: &ldquo;Two new building volumes facing the boulevard and the River Seine, which mediate between the scale of the existing and neighbouring buildings, contribute to the repair of the city. The volumes are raised above the ground to create a new public axis that provides a passage from the boulevard to the River Seine. Load-bearing, vaulted arcades characterize this passage at ground floor level and act as a counterpart to the stringent column grid of the existing ensemble. The complex accommodates a wide spectrum ...</p> BIG selected as designers of the new Vltava Philharmonic Hall in Prague Josh Niland 2022-05-18T13:20:00-04:00 >2022-05-18T13:20:36-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">BIG</a> has been announced as the winner of a global competition to design the new Vltava Philharmonic Hall in <a href="" target="_blank">Prague</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>The firm beat out proposals by&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">SANAA</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">David Chipperfield Architects</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Ateliers Jean Nouvel</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Diller Scofidio + Renfro</a>, and other international studios for what is considered to be one of the biggest European cultural projects in recent memory. The concert hall will represent BIG&rsquo;s first-ever realized work in the Czech Republic upon completion in 2032.</p> What a building scientist does, and how architects can become one Niall Patrick Walsh 2022-05-18T11:51:00-04:00 >2022-05-18T16:09:58-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Earlier this week, <a href="" target="_blank">we covered comments</a> by columnist Kunle Barker in the UK&rsquo;s <em>Architects&rsquo; Journal</em>, who warned against the trend of offsetting emissions to achieve a &ldquo;<a href="" target="_blank">zero carbon</a>&rdquo; built environment.</p> <p>&ldquo;Offsetting is not sustainable,&rdquo; Barker wrote. &ldquo;In fact, it's not even close to being sustainable, and most worrying of all, it is allowing lazy, ego-driven designs to be accepted by us all. We must find an objective and fair way to assess if (and how) a building should be constructed. This is the only way the built environment can become part of the climate solution.&rdquo; </p> <p>Barker&rsquo;s comments demonstrate the growing value of building science, and dedicated building scientists, as a means of addressing the question of &ldquo;how&rdquo; a building should be constructed. </p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Archinect Feature: <a href="" target="_blank">Meet the Architects Designing Software to Fight Climate Change</a></figcaption></figure></figure><p>While all architects possess at least a working knowledge of building science, such as structural systems and mechanical engineering, a building scientist is ta...</p>