Archinect - News 2024-04-16T23:30:43-04:00 These are the ten AIANY + ASLA-NY Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Awards winners for 2024 Josh Niland 2024-04-16T18:00:00-04:00 >2024-04-16T18:33:43-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Yesterday, the AIA and ASLA New York chapters announced their joint selection of ten projects for this year&rsquo;s 2024 AIANY + ASLA-NY Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Awards.&nbsp;</p><p>The annual competition is presented along with program partners from the AIA Austin and ASLA Illinois. Led by the Best in Competition winner, the new <a href="" target="_blank">Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru &ndash; Terminal 2</a> in Bengaluru, India, from <a href="" target="_blank">SOM</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">Grant Associates</a>, the field was chosen by a select jury panel that evaluated projects based on their sustainability, community engagement, and civic qualities.</p><p>Categories for the Awards included Open Space, Planning, Projects, Structures, and Student Work. Within those categories, Honors (the highest level of achievement), Merits (distinguished achievement), and Citations (exemplary achievement on specific project aspects) were conferred. The 2024 competition drew a total of 37 entries. The winning projects can be viewed below.</p><p><strong>BEST IN COMPETITION</strong></p> ODA plans new residential development in East Williamsburg Josh Niland 2024-04-16T14:14:00-04:00 >2024-04-16T14:14:19-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">ODA-Architecture</a> has revealed plans for a new residential project under construction in <a href="" target="_blank">Brooklyn</a> that will deliver 336 units of studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments. Their design for the Lorimer House and Copper Lofts in East <a href="" target="_blank">Williamsburg</a> calls for a triangular block-scale development connected by a bridge, surrounding three small interior courtyards and defined by curved corners that soften its form in response to the site's unique dimensions.</p> <figure><p><a href=";enlarge=true&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";enlarge=true&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering courtesy of Secchi Smith</figcaption></figure><p>Other aspects of the project include a third-floor pocket park space that combines with an upper-level amenity lounge and a circular roof deck with landscaping to give residents a total of 26,000 square feet of outdoor areas. The building's facade is composed of brick with horizontal metal panels, vertical metallic piers, and a slab edge to create an appealing visual character completed by integrated planters, balconies, and recessed terraces.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";enlarge=true&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";enlarge=true&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering courtesy of Secchi Smith</figcaption></figure><p><a href="" target="_blank">Durukan Design</a> has been tas...</p> LACMA shares custom-built glass facade details in new spring construction update Josh Niland 2024-04-16T13:36:00-04:00 >2024-04-16T13:36:06-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>New updates have been shared recently by the <a href="" target="_blank">Los Angeles Angeles County Museum of Art </a>(LACMA), charting progress on the $750 million <a href="" target="_blank">new David Geffen Galleries</a> from <a href="" target="_blank">Peter Zumthor</a> that is expected to finish construction by the end of this year.</p> <p>According to the museum's most recent April 5th update, interior walls and exterior glazing are being installed on the site&rsquo;s western side, facing north to Wilshire Boulevard. Work on the building&rsquo;s MEPs is now underway, and the concrete pour for the roof decks has been completed to the east side of the site. Formwork, rebar installation, and concrete pours for the roof decks are also advancing on the Spaulding Lot.</p> <p>This follows the March 8th update that detailed the removal of the site&rsquo;s prominent tower crane. LACMA has yet to release a public opening date. (A recent look inside the project with its contractor <a href="" target="_blank">Clark Construction</a> can be found <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.)</p> <figure><p><a href=";enlarge=true&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";enlarge=true&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image courtesy LACMA</figcaption></figure><p>Also of interest are the 243 individual custom-made glass facade components...</p> Searching for new architecture and design jobs? BKSK, Garrison, Architekton, hughesumbanhowar, and Alex Pettas are currently hiring Nathaniel Bahadursingh 2024-04-16T12:40:00-04:00 >2024-04-16T13:37:29-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Take a look at our latest curated selection of architecture and design firms currently hiring on <a href="" target="_blank">Archinect Jobs</a>: This week's <a href="" target="_blank">featured employer highlight</a> includes job openings in <a href=";q_radius=25&amp;region_id=2124612&amp;location=New+York%2C+NY%2C+US&amp;submit=Search" target="_blank">New York City/Brooklyn</a>, <a href=";q_radius=25&amp;region_id=2054699&amp;location=Los+Angeles%2C+CA%2C+US&amp;submit=Search" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a>, and <a href=";q_radius=25&amp;region_id=2048471&amp;location=Tempe%2C+AZ%2C+US&amp;submit=Search" target="_blank">Tempe, Arizona</a>.</p> <p>For even more opportunities, head over to the <a href="" target="_blank">Archinect job board</a> and explore our active community of <a href="" target="_blank">job seekers</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">firms</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">schools</a>.<br></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>BKSK Architects</strong></a> is accepting applications for three exciting opportunities in New York City: an <a href="" target="_blank">Interior Architect/Architectural Designer</a> with six to ten years of experience and proficiency with Revit, SketchUp, 3DS Max/V-Ray/Enscape, and Adobe Creative Suite; a <a href="" target="_blank">Project Architect/Project Manager</a> with six to ten years of experience; and an <a href="" target="_blank">Architect - Intermediate</a> with three to six years of work experience.</p> <figure><p><a href=";enlarge=true&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";enlarge=true&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>1 Great Jones Alley by BKSK Architects. Photo: Christopher Payne | ESTO.</figcaption></figure><p>Brooklyn-based firm <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Garrison Architects</strong></a> is seeking a <a href="" target="_blank">Senior Project Architect</a> with ten years of experience and proven ability in design and techn...</p> Henning Larsen’s ‘forest canopy-like’ World of Volvo opens in Sweden Niall Patrick Walsh 2024-04-16T11:52:00-04:00 >2024-04-16T13:37:31-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The <a href="" target="_blank">Henning Larsen</a>-designed <a href="" target="_blank">World of Volvo</a> has opened in Gothenburg, <a href="" target="_blank">Sweden</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Housed under an expressive <a href="" target="_blank">timber</a> canopy, the 237,000-square-foot building will serve as an experience center for the car brand Volvo, designed around &ldquo;Scandinavian values of freedom of movement, access to nature, and openness and inclusion.&rdquo;</p> <figure><p><a href=";enlarge=true&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";enlarge=true&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image credit: Rasmus Hjortshoj</figcaption></figure><figure><figure><a href=";enlarge=true&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";enlarge=true&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Image credit: Rasmus Hjortshoj</figcaption></figure></figure><p>The main timber structure is formed of glulam and cross-laminated timber, designed as three tree-trunk-like columns that fan out to carry the entire load of the roof while &ldquo;enveloping visitors in a welcoming forest-like canopy.&rdquo; The center&rsquo;s round structure is intended to encourage visitors to create their own journeys through the building&rsquo;s interior and exterior.</p> <figure><p><a href=";enlarge=true&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";enlarge=true&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image credit: Rasmus Hjortshoj</figcaption></figure><figure><figure><a href=";enlarge=true&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";enlarge=true&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Image credit: Rasmus Hjortshoj</figcaption></figure></figure><p>Inside, a series of spaces are contained to host cultural events, talks, and conferences, accommodating up to 1,100 people. Anchoring the structure is a 485,000-square-foot exhibition space...</p> Coachella debuts 2024 art installations, its ‘largest immersive and architectural works yet’ Niall Patrick Walsh 2024-04-16T11:43:00-04:00 >2024-04-16T13:37:35-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The <a href="" target="_blank">Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival</a> has completed work on the <a href="" target="_blank">2024 edition</a> of its on-site art program. The acclaimed event is taking place across two weekends: April 12&ndash;14 and 19&ndash;21.</p> <p>The three artistic <a href="" target="_blank">works</a> are described by the festival as "redefining the boundaries of large-scale art, inviting festival-goers to engage with visionary works that ask viewers to question their definition of self, explore the boundaries between reality and imagination &amp; take part in creating a new future together."</p> <figure><p><a href=";enlarge=true&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";enlarge=true&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>"Monarchs: A House in Six Parts" by HANNAH.&nbsp;Image credit: Lance Gerber</figcaption></figure><figure><figure><a href=";enlarge=true&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";enlarge=true&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>"Monarchs: A House in Six Parts" by HANNAH.&nbsp;Image credit: Lance Gerber</figcaption></figure></figure><p>"Monarchs: A House in Six Parts" by <a href="" target="_blank">HANNAH</a> explores the fusion of 3D printing with traditional craftsmanship, comprising a series of pavilions that &ldquo;invite interaction and contemplation.&rdquo; A collaboration between <a href="" target="_blank">Cornell University</a> professors <a href="" target="_blank">Leslie Lok and Sasa Zivkovic</a>, the piece reimagines architectural design through the lens of digital fabri...</p> New competition seeks to reuse materials from Montreal Olympic Stadium roof demolition Josh Niland 2024-04-15T18:11:00-04:00 >2024-04-15T18:11:46-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>As the city of Montreal <a href="" target="_blank">weighs the future</a> of Roger Taillibert&rsquo;s iconic 1976 Olympic Stadium design, the group responsible for the custodianship of Olympic Park has announced a <a href="" target="_blank">new international idea competition</a> to repurpose and reuse surviving components of the existing roof&rsquo;s demolition after the project commences this summer.</p><p>The competition is open to the international community and will eventually be put up for a public vote in Quebec. Eight proposals will be selected by a jury panel of experts, who will assess each based on a criterion that considers their ability to address climate change and increase resilience and local living standards, among other outcomes. The roof's outer membranes, support cables, connector fittings, and other components are all eligible for reuse.</p> New HOK-designed NYCFC soccer stadium wins planning approval as part of Willets Point redevelopment Josh Niland 2024-04-15T15:37:00-04:00 >2024-04-16T13:37:37-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">HOK</a> has won approvals for its <a href="" target="_blank">proposed new stadium</a> design at <a href="" target="_blank">Willets Point</a>, Queens, for the New York City Football Club (NYCFC) MLS franchise.<br></p> <p>The go-ahead was granted by City Councilors last week as the future anchor to the larger mixed-use Willets Point Phase II Redevelopment Plan development that includes a new public school and 2,500-unit affordable housing component, along with 150,000 square feet of public spaces adjacent to Citi Field at a site formerly known as the 'Valley of Ashes.'</p> <figure><p><a href=";enlarge=true&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";enlarge=true&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering courtesy HOK</figcaption></figure><p>At a cost of $780 million, HOK will deliver a two-tiered, 25,000-seat design (the city&rsquo;s first purpose-built <a href="" target="_blank">soccer stadium</a>) built using local materials and featuring <a href="" target="_blank">green design</a> strategies like PV panels and stormwater retention. According to the architects, this will allow for its operation to be all-electric and net-zero, with annual emissions reductions equal to 12% within a year of the project's inauguration.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";enlarge=true&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";enlarge=true&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering courtesy HOK</figcaption></figure><p>Construction of the Willets Point Re...</p> Influential 1970s women architects exhibition revisited in new Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation series Niall Patrick Walsh 2024-04-15T14:03:00-04:00 >2024-04-16T13:37:40-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The <a href="" target="_blank">Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF)</a> has launched a new audio documentary on an influential 1970s exhibition on women in architecture. Part of the BWAF series &lsquo;New Angle: Voice,&rsquo; the episode will profile the Brooklyn Museum&rsquo;s 1977 exhibition &lsquo;Women in American Architecture.&rsquo;</p> <p>Curated by architect Susana Torre and sponsored by the <a href="" target="_blank">Architectural League of New York</a>, the exhibition received significant coverage across national and architectural media, including a review by <a href="" target="_blank">Ada Louise Huxtable</a> in <em>The New York Times.</em> The new audio episode, &lsquo;Laying the Groundwork: Women in American Architecture, Spring 1977,&rsquo; debuts the first program of New Angle: Voice&rsquo;s third and conclusive season, with later episodes to continue exploring the influences of women in architecture.</p> <figure><figure><a href=";enlarge=true&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";enlarge=true&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Image courtesy: Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation</figcaption></figure></figure><p>Last year, <a href="" target="_blank">we reported on the series&rsquo; profiling of Huxtable</a>, the <em>New York Times</em>&rsquo; first-ever architectural critic, and <a href="" target="_blank">Amaza Lee Meredith</a>, a Black woman born in 18...</p> Foster + Partners tops out Shenzhen skyscraper inspired by rock formations and paper folding Niall Patrick Walsh 2024-04-15T13:50:00-04:00 >2024-04-16T13:37:43-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The <a href="" target="_blank">Foster + Partners</a>-designed China Merchants Bank Headquarters in <a href="" target="_blank">Shenzhen</a> has topped out. The office <a href="" target="_blank">tower</a> forms part of a wider mixed-use development, which, when completed, will form a &ldquo;new city quarter&rdquo; in Shenzhen.</p> <figure><figure><a href=";enlarge=true&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";enlarge=true&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Image credit: zhangchao via Foster + Partners</figcaption></figure></figure><p>Externally, the tower is clad in glass and stainless steel, the result of an &ldquo;iterative modeling process to minimize the energy consumption of active systems by carefully balancing solar shading, daylight and thermal loads,&rdquo; according to the team. The tower&rsquo;s north facade is inspired by rock formations in China with stacked bays varying in height, while the south-facing facade is inspired by the geometries of traditional paper folding.</p> <figure><p><a href=";enlarge=true&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";enlarge=true&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image credit: zhangchao via Foster + Partners</figcaption></figure><p>&ldquo;The new tower is a unique addition to Shenzhen&rsquo;s urban fabric and will be an enduring symbol of China Merchants Bank,&rdquo; Foster + Partners Head of Studio Grant Brooker said about the scheme. &ldquo;The building&rsquo;s wide curved windows offer spectacular v...</p> Three contemporary education projects by Newman Architects: Your Next Employer? Niall Patrick Walsh 2024-04-15T13:39:00-04:00 >2024-04-16T13:37:46-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Following our previous visit to <a href="" target="_blank">San Francisco-based WRNS Studio</a>, we are moving our <a href="" target="_blank">Meet Your Next Employer series</a> to Connecticut this week to explore the work of <a href="" target="_blank">Newman Architects</a>.</p> <p>Based in New Haven, the firm was founded in 1964 with the principle of &ldquo;creating functional, nurturing environments that have a sense of belonging to the communities they serve.&rdquo; Over the following decades, the firm has built a portfolio including educational, commercial, and community projects which have garnered over 150 awards, including an <a href="" target="_blank">AIA/ALA Library Building Award</a> for their Slover Library in Norfolk, VA.</p> <p>Over on&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Archinect&nbsp;Jobs</a>, the firm is&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">currently hiring</a>&nbsp;for a Marketing Coordinator / Graphic Designer to join their New Haven&nbsp;office. For candidates interested in applying for a position, or anybody interested in learning about the firm&rsquo;s output, we have rounded up three education projects by Newman Architects that exemplify the studio&rsquo;s ethos.</p> <figure><figure><a href=";enlarge=true&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";enlarge=true&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Lynn University Snyder Sanctuary. Image courtesy: New...</figcaption></figure></figure> Aki Ishida appointed director of the Sam Fox School College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design Josh Niland 2024-04-15T13:16:00-04:00 >2024-04-15T20:43:45-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Washington University in St. Louis</a> has announced the appointment of Aki Ishida as the next director of the Sam Fox School College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture &amp; Urban Design. The current associate professor and interim associate director of <a href="" target="_blank">Virginia Tech</a>&rsquo;s School of Architecture will take over duties effective July 1st. Her appointment follows the departure of <a href="" target="_blank">Heather Woofter</a>, who <a href="" target="_blank">left St. Louis</a> to become the new Dean at the <a href="" target="_blank">University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture</a> last summer.</p> <p>"Aki is an accomplished architect and designer, a respected scholar and a dedicated teacher and mentor. She is fascinated by the ways social conditions can shape the built environment, and she has a long history of collaborating with artists, engineers and health-care professionals, among others. I am confident Aki will be an inspiring leader who will connect deeply with our community and advance the strategic goals of the school and university. We are proud to welcome her t...</p> The Vessel to reopen with improved safety measures Josh Niland 2024-04-15T11:44:00-04:00 >2024-04-16T21:24:46-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">The Vessel</a> has announced it will again be open to visitors in New York City later this year after upgraded anti-suicide safety measures are installed in response to a spate of tragedies that have befallen its existence since being inaugurated in March of 2019. The attraction has <a href="" target="_blank">been closed since 2021</a> and will reopen with its uppermost level kept inaccessible to the public.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The&nbsp;<em>New York Times</em> <a href="" target="_blank">reported</a> a representative from <a href="" target="_blank">Related Companies</a>, which manages the <a href="" target="_blank">Thomas Heatherwick</a>-designed property, as saying a &ldquo;floor-to-ceiling steel mesh&rdquo; barrier would be installed. It will replace existing barriers that were only waste-high and not "cut-proof," as the new fencing is understood to be made.</p> <figure><p><a href=";enlarge=true&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";enlarge=true&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Related on Archinect: <a href="" target="_blank">Hudson Yards Vessel closed following another suicide</a></figcaption></figure><p>"While we think it took Related four lives too many to make these physical adjustments, these are the changes we requested, which will allow for prioritizing the safety of everyone who visits the Vessel," Manhattan Communit...</p> North American crane count drops 18% year-over-year Josh Niland 2024-04-14T08:00:00-04:00 >2024-04-15T13:39:46-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Rider Levett Bucknall&rsquo;s (RLB) latest <a href="" target="_blank">crane count index report</a>, a key indicator of economic activity in major sectors, has shown a marked decrease in the overall count from its previous edition. <a href="" target="_blank">Calgary</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Las Vegas</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a> have seen an increase in crane counts, with the majority (73%) active at either residential or mixed-use projects. However, on a year-to-year basis, the count is down 18% (a difference of 94 cranes) and another 9% when compared to its previous Q3 edition.</p> <p>Conversely, <a href="" target="_blank">Boston</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Chicago</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Denver</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">New York City</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Portland</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">San Francisco</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">Washington, DC</a> have seen decreases in excess of 20%, while totals for <a href="" target="_blank">Honolulu</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Phoenix</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Seattle</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">Toronto</a> have remained steady.</p> <p>RLB states: "Despite the continued downturn in cranes, we remain cautiously optimistic. Ongoing investment in manufacturing and infrastructure will help offset any decline in privately funded projects in 2024. Overall, construction spending will be driven by public funding for manufacturing and in...</p> In Oklahoma City, plans for North America’s new tallest building move toward approval Josh Niland 2024-04-13T10:00:00-04:00 >2024-04-15T13:39:50-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The Oklahoma City Planning Commission <a href="" target="_blank">voted yesterday</a>, April 12th, to recommend its city council's approval of the proposed 1,907-foot-high tower design from <a href="" target="_blank">AO</a> (fmr. Architects Orange) that would become North America's tallest building when realized.<br></p> <p>Plans are still contingent on the success of the proposed first two towers' leasing agreements, as we <a href="" target="_blank">reported</a> in January. AO, which just celebrated its <a href="" target="_blank">50th anniversary</a>, is working for a local Orange County-based developer named Scot Matteson to realize the design after increasing its initial proposal for a 1,750-foot design that would have been America&rsquo;s second-tallest building. The so-called <a href="" target="_blank">Legends Tower</a> would be built at a total of 126 stories and include 944 luxury residences plus another 99 condominiums and 352 rooms reserved for the Hyatt Hotel chain.&nbsp;</p> <p>Just 48 of the tower's apartments will be considered affordable (all of which are to be located in the podium). The proposed LED signage is the only part of the proposal that was...</p> 10 libraries, schools, and learning environments we liked this week Nathaniel Bahadursingh 2024-04-13T08:00:00-04:00 >2024-04-15T14:46:09-04:00 <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 <em><a href="" target="_blank">Learning Spaces</a></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=";enlarge=true&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";enlarge=true&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" target="_blank">Fariborz Maseeh Hall at Portland State University</a> in Portland, OR, by <a href="" target="_blank">Hacker Architects</a>; Photo: Pete Eckert</p> <figure><p><a href=";enlarge=true&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";enlarge=true&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" target="_blank">Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library</a> in New York, NY, by <a href="" target="_blank">Mecanoo</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">Beyer Blinder Belle Architects &amp; Planners</a>; Photo: Max Touhey</p> <figure><p><a href=";enlarge=true&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";enlarge=true&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" target="_blank">The Wizard of Oz | KINCANG Modern Pre-School</a> in Shaoxing, China, by <a href="" target="_blank">LYCS Architecture</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";enlarge=true&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";enlarge=true&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" target="_blank">Flathead Valley Community College, Wachholz College Center</a> in Kalispell, MT, by <a href="" target="_blank">Cushing Terrell</a>; Photo: Longview Studios</p> <figure><p><a href=";enlarge=true&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";enlarge=true&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" target="_blank">Greenwich Village School Green Roof&mdash;PS41</a> in New York, NY, by <a href="" target="_blank">MBB Architects</a>; Photo: Charles de Vaivre</p> <figure><p><a href=";enlarge=true&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";enlarge=true&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" target="_blank">Pinghe Bibliotheater</a> in Shanghai, China, by <a href="" target="_blank">OPEN Architecture</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";enlarge=true&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";enlarge=true&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" target="_blank">Hi...</a></p> Frank Gehry talks to the LA Times about his ever-expanding vision for downtown Los Angeles Josh Niland 2024-04-12T17:50:00-04:00 >2024-04-15T15:28:05-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Frank Gehry</a> has provided some <a href="" target="_blank">interesting comments</a> to the <em>LA Times </em>to coincide with last week&rsquo;s groundbreaking of the new <a href="" target="_blank">Colburn Center</a> in <a href="" target="_blank">downtown Los Angeles</a>, a vital lynchpin for the city&rsquo;s post-COVID economic rebound.</p> <p>Speaking on the record for an article to the paper&rsquo;s business section, the 95-year-old <a href="" target="_blank">Walt Disney Concert Hall</a> designer told reporters about his still-expanding vision for the <a href="" target="_blank">Grand Avenue corridor</a> and beyond. The neighborhood has been a bit of an obsession of his since the end of the 1990s. Now, he says, "we still have work to do," adding that Little Tokyo, the Arts District, and other neighborhoods near Bunker Hill can and should have their own culture-backed transformations performed to facilitate a revival pushed by <a href="" target="_blank">LA Mayor Karen Bass</a> and other civic leaders.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";enlarge=true&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";enlarge=true&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Related on Archinect: <a href="" target="_blank">Frank Gehry's Colburn Center expansion breaks ground in LA</a></figcaption></figure><p><a href="" target="_blank">The Broad</a> museum also recently announced its own $100 million <a href="" target="_blank">expansion plans</a>. Our February preview of the new $335 milli...</p> Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama debuts 'Purple Hibiscus' at the Barbican, a reference to the site's material history Josh Niland 2024-04-12T16:33:00-04:00 >2024-04-15T13:39:59-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">The Barbican</a> has debuted a new large-scale public art installation from Ghanaian-born artist Ibrahim Mahama.&nbsp;</p> <p>His site-specific piece<em> Purple Hibiscus,</em>&nbsp;named in reference to the 2003 novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, is installed on the facade of the Barbican&rsquo;s central Lakeside Terrace. It uses approximately 21,500 square feet of fuschia-hued cloth that contrasts dramatically with the rough concrete exterior and overcast London sky.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";enlarge=true&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";enlarge=true&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Installation view, 'Ibrahim Mahama: Purple Hibiscus.' Image: &copy; Dion Barrett / Barbican Centre</figcaption></figure><p>Mahama created the piece in collaboration with artisans from his&nbsp;Red Clay Studio and Savannah Centre for Contemporary Art in the city of Tamale, <a href="" target="_blank">Ghana</a>. It references the site's past history as the epicenter of the "rag trade" in Central London before World War II. Together, both the piece and architecture serve as a metaphor for the "power of labor."<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";enlarge=true&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";enlarge=true&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Installation view, 'Ibrahim Mahama: Purple Hibiscus.' Image: &copy; Dion Barrett / Barbican Centre</figcaption></figure><p>The artist describes...</p> New architecture and design competitions: Eye Line, Art on the Parkway, Gateway to Mieres, and Prototype for the Future Nathaniel Bahadursingh 2024-04-12T14:15:00-04:00 >2024-04-15T17:03:17-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>This edition of Bustler's <a href="" target="_blank">curated picks</a> of noteworthy architecture and design competitions features four calls seeking temporary public art installations in Philadelphia's Maja Park, exciting architectural drawings and renderings, proposals for transportation infrastructure improvements in Mieres, Spain, and ideas for how single-family townhouses can serve as a prototype to establish affordable housing in Long Beach, California.</p><p>For the complete directory of newly listed competitions, click&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Cobe, Dorte Mandrup, JAJA, and Tegnestuen Vandkunsten to lead new mixed-use housing development at Copenhagen's South Harbor Josh Niland 2024-04-12T13:41:00-04:00 >2024-04-15T13:40:01-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Cobe</a> is joining fellow Danish architecture firms <a href="" target="_blank">Dorte Mandrup</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Tegnestuen Vandkunsten</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">JAJA</a>, alongside <a href="" target="_blank">Sweco</a> engineers, to deliver a new mixed-use residential district in Copenhagen&rsquo;s South Harbor. The one-million-square-foot design is set to include 1,000 new units of housing (25% of which are considered affordable) designed to help key the Danish building sector's vital green transition.&nbsp;</p> <p>Each of the buildings will be constructed in line with the <a href="" target="_blank">Reduction Roadmap initiative</a>, an analog of the Paris Agreement, as well as the Planetary Boundary for Climate Change and a German DGNB platinum certification. Wood will be used as a primary building material throughout the structures, which are connected via canals, bridges, and new green areas.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";enlarge=true&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";enlarge=true&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering courtesy Cobe</figcaption></figure><p>Cobe is also under tender to deliver the newly redesigned <a href=";oq=paper+island+cobe+copenhagen+bustler&amp;aqs=chrome..69i57j33i160l2.7678j0j7&amp;sourceid=chrome&amp;ie=UTF-8" target="_blank">Danish parliament buildings</a> and public entrance in Copenhagen and has nearby completed another mixed-use housing tract called <a href="" target="_blank">Paper Island</a> at its Inner Harbor, w...</p> Kanye West relists Tadao Ando-designed Malibu home for $14 million less Josh Niland 2024-04-12T12:04:00-04:00 >2024-04-15T15:30:00-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Kanye 'Ye' West has reportedly reduced the price of his previously listed <a href="" target="_blank">Tadao Ando</a>-designed home in Malibu, California, to $39 million, according to <a href="" target="_blank"></a>. The new price is substantially lower than both the <a href="" target="_blank">original $53 million listing</a> and the $75 million price tag it carried in 2020 before he paid $57.3 million to <a href="" target="_blank">purchase the home</a> in September of 2021.&nbsp;</p> <p>The 4,000-square-foot design from 2013 had been previously owned by Richard Sachs. The deprecation might stem from its reported current state, which was affected by a hasty &ldquo;gut renovation&rdquo; performed last year and leaving its interior without finishes and (possibly) electricity, light fixtures, or appliances &mdash; resulting in a recent <a href="" target="_blank">lawsuit</a>.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Marmol Radziner</a> served as the executive architect and general contractor for its original construction. Ando is currently working on the design of a <a href="" target="_blank">vacation home</a> for West's ex-wife Kim Kardashian in the Palm Springs area after seeing his MPavilion10 commission <a href="" target="_blank">extended</a> by another full y...</p> Construction input prices climb 0.4% in March Niall Patrick Walsh 2024-04-12T11:42:00-04:00 >2024-04-12T14:18:10-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>A new analysis of the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index data from the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Associated Builders and Contractors</a>&nbsp;(ABC) has shown an increase in the cost of construction input prices of 0.4% for March.</p> <p>In the month, nonresidential construction input prices increased by 0.4%. Both overall and nonresidential construction input prices are 1.7% higher than they were a year ago.</p> <p>The overall increase came despite declines in the cost of energy inputs, with natural gas prices down 37%, unprocessed energy materials down 6.9%, and crude petroleum down 0.8%.</p> <figure><figure><a href=";enlarge=true&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";enlarge=true&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Chart credit: Associated Builders and Contractors</figcaption></figure></figure><p>&ldquo;There has been growing evidence of resurfacing inflationary pressures in the nation&rsquo;s nonresidential construction segment during the past two months,&rdquo; said ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu. &ldquo;Were it not for declines in energy prices, the headline figure for construction input price dynamics would have been meaningfully higher. A new set of supply chain issues is emerging,...</p> 'Frank Lloyd Wright's Southwestern Pennsylvania' opens soon at the National Building Museum Josh Niland 2024-04-11T19:14:00-04:00 >2024-04-11T19:16:09-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The next exhibition on view this spring at Washington, D.C.&rsquo;s <a href="" target="_blank">National Building Museum</a> will focus on a popular region for fans of <a href="" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Inside <em>Frank Lloyd Wright&rsquo;s Southwestern Pennsylvania</em>, which runs through March 17th, 2025, a vision for the region's future is presented via a careful look at key projects and five unrealized designs that were proposed in the Pittsburgh area between 1930 and the early 1950s.&nbsp;</p><p>The exhibition was co-organized by curators from The Westmoreland Museum of American Art and <a href="" target="_blank">Fallingwater</a>. It includes a special section dedicated to animated flythrough films depicting, among others, the unrealized 1952 Rhododendron Chapel and gate lodge that was planned for the grounds of Fallingwater.&nbsp;</p> At least 200,000 residential structures in New York City are at risk of seismic damage: NYT Josh Niland 2024-04-11T17:38:00-04:00 >2024-04-12T14:18:12-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The five boroughs are home to more than 200,000 multifamily buildings made with un-reinforced brick and built from the mid-1800s to the 1930s, according to a city hazard plan. Many rowhouses across the city neighborhoods fall into this category. Such masonry cannot bend or flex during an earthquake and would instead break or crumble. A strong earthquake could cause some buildings of this type to collapse.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Last week&rsquo;s 4.8 magnitude tri-state quake wasn&rsquo;t nearly as strong as the (estimated) 5.5 magnitude incident that occurred on August 10, 1884, and would have caused $4.7 billion worth of damage to the modern city, according to the <em>New York Times</em>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Experts have warned that the risk posed to New York City, even after its amended 1995 building codes called for &ldquo;seismic gaps&rdquo; between buildings, remains at least faintly plausible.&nbsp;</p> <p>A 2002 <em>Times</em> article on <a href="" target="_blank">earthquake preparedness</a> in the Big Apple states the probability of a magnitude 6.0 or higher event occurring even once in the next 19,500 years is still "unlikely."&nbsp;</p> <p>The USGS-<a href="" target="_blank">documented sinking</a> of buildings in Manhattan, meanwhile, is happening at a rate of between 1 to 2 millimeters per year.&nbsp;</p> 12 featured architecture jobs in Florida Nathaniel Bahadursingh 2024-04-11T14:25:00-04:00 >2024-04-12T14:18:14-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The latest <a href="" target="_blank">curated jobs roundup</a> from <a href="" target="_blank">Archinect Jobs</a> highlights five architecture and design firms currently looking to grow with exciting job offerings in <a href="" target="_blank">Florida</a>.</p> <p>For helpful guidance on how to get that next job, make sure to check out <a href="" target="_blank">Archinect's Guide to Job Titles</a> series and our <a href="" target="_blank">Archinect Tips</a> collection.</p> <p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Wannemacher Jensen Architects</a> seeks Project Managers in <a href="" target="_blank">Sarasota</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Tampa</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Miami</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">West Palm Beach</a>, and an <a href="" target="_blank">Architectural Designer</a> in Sarasota</strong></p> <p><strong>Project Manager details: </strong>"We are looking for self-starting, talented and motivated individuals. We have an immediate opening for a full-time project manager with accredited architectural degree and 8 years or more of experience&shy; preferably in municipal and commercial type projects. We want someone with management ability to start and finish a project from initial client meeting&shy; through closeout and who manages multiple projects at a time."</p> <p>Project Managers in Sarasota and Miami also require experience with higher education and education...</p> AECOM to provide ‘environmental restoration and compliance services’ for NASA Niall Patrick Walsh 2024-04-11T13:16:00-04:00 >2024-04-11T14:38:43-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Architecture and infrastructure consulting firm <a href="" target="_blank">AECOM</a> is to provide environmental restoration and compliance services to <a href="" target="_blank">NASA</a> facilities across the U.S. The five-year contract will see AECOM deliver environmental sampling, contaminants investigations, and human, health, and ecological risk assessments to NASA&rsquo;s U.S. facilities.</p> <p>&ldquo;We are proud to continue building on our 60-year history of successfully serving NASA by leveraging our environmental restoration and compliance expertise, actively advancing our purpose to deliver a better world for the next generation,&rdquo; said Frank Sweet, chief executive of AECOM&rsquo;s global Environment business, in a statement. &ldquo;The management and remediation of hazardous materials, such as PFAS and other substances, continues to be a key priority for our teams and our clients, and we look forward to our continued partnership with NASA on this shared mission.&rdquo;</p> <figure><figure><a href=";enlarge=true&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";enlarge=true&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>AECOM provided architecture and engineering services for the <a href="" target="_blank">Integrated Engineering Services Buildin...</a></figcaption></figure></figure> JR debuts latest Italian commission 'La Nascita' for Milan Design Week Josh Niland 2024-04-11T13:03:00-04:00 >2024-04-11T14:38:45-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>French street art pioneer <a href="" target="_blank">JR</a> has debuted his latest piece, a massive illusory <em>trompe l&rsquo;oeil</em> piece animating the facade of Milan&rsquo;s Stazione Centrale railway station, in advance of the start of <a href="" target="_blank">Milan Design Week</a> in the Italian cultural nexus.&nbsp;</p> <p>His latest commission is titled <em>La Nascita </em>(Italian for &ldquo;the birth&rdquo;) and will run until May 1st, following two previous Italian projects at the <a href="" target="_blank">Palazzo Strozzi in Florence</a> and Palazzo Farnese in Rome that were completed in 2021.</p> <p>&ldquo;In spaces that have social issues, my work is about bringing people together. In a place like this, a huge range of people come to catch the train. When they find themselves in front of an exhibition, they will suddenly have a different kind of interaction,&rdquo; he told <em>The Art Newspaper</em> at its <a href="" target="_blank">unveiling</a>.</p> <p>More of our coverage of Milan Design Week can be found <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <a href=";utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a><a href=";utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by JR (@jr)</a><br> Tribune Tower voted Chicago’s best building in 2024 Niall Patrick Walsh 2024-04-11T12:53:00-04:00 >2024-04-11T14:38:53-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Chicago&rsquo;s Tribune Tower</a> has been voted the best building in the city by readers of <a href="" target="_blank"><em>Urbanize Chicago</em></a>. Thousands of votes were cast in the Urbanize Chicago People&rsquo;s Choice Best Building 2024, with the Tribune Tower seeing off competition from the second-place Wrigley Building.</p> <p>Designed by Howells and Hood and completed in 1925, the iconic Gothic Revival building was the result of an international design competition held by the <a href="" target="_blank"><em>Chicago Tribune</em></a> newspaper. The winning design drew inspiration from the medieval Gothic cathedrals of Europe, reinterpreting their features for a modern skyscraper.</p> <p>The tower rises to a height of 462 feet, culminating in a series of flying buttresses that crown its top. The building's fa&ccedil;ade is adorned with sculptural details and stone carvings that evoke the craftsmanship of Gothic architecture.&nbsp;</p> <figure><figure><a href=";enlarge=true&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";enlarge=true&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Related on Archinect: <a href="" target="_blank">16 designers to display new "Tribune Tower" models at the 2nd Chicago Architecture Biennial</a>.&nbsp;Image: Wikipedia</figcaption></figure></figure><p>A notable feature of the tower is it...</p> Take a look inside Allied Works' Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State ahead of June opening Josh Niland 2024-04-11T12:15:00-04:00 >2024-04-11T16:53:06-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Allied Works</a>&rsquo; collaboration with <a href="" target="_blank">Reed Hilderbrand</a> for the new&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Palmer Museum of Art </a>at <a href="" target="_blank">Pennsylvania State University</a> is closing in on its June 1st opening. The firm has shared new photos previewing its work ahead of the inauguration, which will culminate a two-year construction period for a cost of $85 million.</p> <p>The 73,000-square-foot building is defined by interlocking sandstone-clad pavilions contained within double-height volumes. These allow for unique spatial variations in each of the 20 new galleries, highlighting the diversity of its collection to visitors.</p> <figure><p><a href=";enlarge=true&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";enlarge=true&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Jeremy Bittermann/JSBA</figcaption></figure><p>An overhead skybridge&nbsp;&mdash; the new&nbsp;Dr. Keiko Miwa Ross Gateway &mdash; links both wings while establishing panoramic vistas of the university's Arboretum and H.O. Smith Botanic Garden outside.&nbsp;<em>&mdash;</em><br></p> <figure><p><a href=";enlarge=true&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";enlarge=true&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Jeremy Bittermann/JSBA</figcaption></figure><p>Small exterior courtyards are created by the design, which is similar in concept to Allied Works' 2008 Dutchess County Guest House in upstate New York&nbsp;and the firm's proposal for the n...</p> Congress moves closer to passing law funding recreation spaces in underserved communities Niall Patrick Walsh 2024-04-11T11:46:00-04:00 >2024-04-11T14:38:59-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The <a href="" target="_blank">U.S. House of Representatives</a> has passed the <a href="" target="_blank">Outdoors for All Act</a>, which seeks to address the lack of adequate recreation space in underserved communities. The bill, which is yet to pass the U.S. Senate, would establish a dedicated source of funding for the existing Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program.</p> <p>Overseen by the <a href="" target="_blank">National Park Service</a>, this program funds the delivery of new parks, the <a href="" target="_blank">renovation</a> of existing recreation facilities, and the development of infrastructure to support outdoor education and public land volunteering. The program gives priority to projects in underserved communities.</p> <figure><figure><a href=";enlarge=true&amp;w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";enlarge=true&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Related on Archinect: <a href="" target="_blank">ASLA New York honors state's best landscape architecture at 2024 Design Awards</a>.&nbsp;Image credit: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates</figcaption></figure></figure><p>&ldquo;Research confirms what our bodies and nature already understand &mdash; more time in outdoor spaces increases well-being,&rdquo; said <a href="" target="_blank">Torey Carter-Conneen</a>, CEO of the <a href="" target="_blank">American Society of Landscape Architects</a>, which has advocated for the bill...</p>