Archinect - News 2020-09-20T04:50:10-04:00 10 fresh examples of concrete in architecture Alexander Walter 2020-09-18T18:52:00-04:00 >2020-09-18T19:26:24-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles. <br></p> <p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Concrete</a></em>.<br></p> <p><strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" target="_blank">Mask House</a> in Nashville, TN by <a href="" target="_blank">HASTINGS Architecture, LLC</a>; Photo: Albert Vecerka, Esto<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" target="_blank">Creek House</a> in Truckee, CA by <a href="" target="_blank">Faulkner Architects</a> (the firm was also <a href="" target="_blank">featured</a> in Archinect's <a href="" target="_blank">Studio Snapshots</a> series); Photo: Joe Fletcher<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" target="_blank">Barefoot Luxury</a> in Mindelo, Cape Verde by <a href="" target="_blank">POLO Architects</a>; Interior Design: Going East; Photo: Francisco Nogueira<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" target="_blank">Liquid Forms, Concrete Tile Design for KAZA Concrete</a> by <a href="" target="_blank">Efficiency Lab for Architecture PLLC</a>; Team Member: <a href="" target="_blank">Steven Shimamoto</a><br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" target="_blank">Yellowstone Residence</a> in Big Sky, MT by <a href="" target="_blank">Stuart Silk Architects</a>; Photo: Aaron Leitz<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Casa Chuburna</a> in Chuburna, Mexico by <a href="" target="_blank">Enrique Cabrera/Cabrera Arqs.</a>; Pho...</p> Long-awaited floor plan and interior gallery images of Peter Zumthor's LACMA redesign emerge Katherine Guimapang 2020-09-18T17:03:00-04:00 >2020-09-19T19:31:16-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>There have been countless unknowns surrounding LACMA&rsquo;s vast rebuilding project: the nature of the landscaping, whether the underside of the massive concrete structure would feel like a pleasant, shady spot or an oppressive freeway underpass, where the museum&rsquo;s playful Alexander Calder fountain sculpture might go. The biggest question mark has hovered over the form and nature of the galleries...</p></em><br /><br /><p>With the fate of Los Angeles' beloved&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">LACMA</a> museum making headlines since Swiss architect Peter Zumthor received the bid,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">public response</a> to its redesign has been primarily negative and controversial.&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">With construction well underway</a> despite the recent pandemic, images of museum interiors and gallery plans have been shared.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Ground level floor plan courtesy of LACMA</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Exhibition floor plan courtesy of LACMA</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Core gallery render of David Geffen Galleries. Image &copy; ATELIER PETER ZUMTHOR &amp; PARTNER/THE BOUNDARY</figcaption></figure><p><a href="" target="_blank"><em>Los Angeles Times</em> writer Carolina A. Miranda provides the public with a breakdown of what to expect</a> thanks to renders and a long-awaited floor plan. Miranda shares, "other than necessary mechanical systems and bathrooms, the building's entire second story will be devoted to galleries, a total of 110,000 square feet of exhibition space. The galleries are composed of two dozen rectilinear spaces &mdash; basically, boxes &mdash; arranged in clusters and surrounded by interstitial spaces that will also ...</p> Looking for more flexible work arrangements? Here are 12 architectural part-time, remote, contract, and temporary positions. Alexander Walter 2020-09-18T12:29:00-04:00 >2020-09-18T13:36:55-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>With the global pandemic fundamentally disrupting the labor market, and consequentially our expectations of work, individual needs of employers and job seekers may have shifted as well. <br></p> <p>If you are looking for employment or independent work in the architecture industry beyond the conventional full-time model, read on for a selection of part-time, remote, contract, and temporary positions recently posted on <a href="" target="_blank">Archinect Jobs</a>. <br></p> <p><strong>TIP: </strong>You can easily customize your own job search by using the checkboxes below the keyword/location search fields. The latest remote positions can be found <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.<br></p> <p>To look up specific job titles from the architectural profession, check out <a href="" target="_blank">Archinect's Guide to Job Titles</a> series. To improve your portfolio, resume, interviewing skills, and increase your overall chances of getting that next job, follow our <a href="" target="_blank">Archinect Tips</a> series.<br></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Sn&oslash;hetta</strong></a><strong>&nbsp;seeks a <a href="" target="_blank">Contract Senior Editor &amp; Writer</a> in New York, NY (they also have current full-time positions for <a href="" target="_blank">Architecture - Project Manag...</a></strong></p> DnA: Design and Architecture, KCRW radio show hosted by Frances Anderton, to go off the air Alexander Walter 2020-09-18T12:11:00-04:00 >2020-09-19T14:02:55-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Amid a dramatic staff downsizing at leading Southern California public radio station <a href="" target="_blank">KCRW</a>, it was reported that the popular show and podcast <em>DnA: Design and Architecture</em> hosted by <a href="" target="_blank">Frances Anderton</a> will be discontinued from mid-December after being on the air for 18 years. <br></p> <p><em>The Los Angeles Times</em> <a href="" target="_blank">writes</a> that the cuts "represent a loss of 18% of the NPR affiliate&rsquo;s staff, reducing it to 127 full- and part-time employees. It comes less than two years after the station began moving into its $38-million media center on the campus of Santa Monica Community College."</p> <p>In a Sep-15 tweet, Anderton stated: "It's official: 24 of us are taking buyouts from @KCRW, mine effective mid-Dec. Working there w/ huge talents has been the gift of a lifetime. So has the chance to spread the word about LA design + arch. I'll keep on doing so (unless I go start my fantasy goat farm). Stay tuned!"</p> It's official: 24 of us are taking buyouts from <a href="" target="_blank">@KCRW</a>, mine effective mid-Dec. Working there w/ huge talents has b... A&D Goes Carbon Neutral: Innovations in Supply and Manufacturing Chains Sponsor 2020-09-17T16:25:00-04:00 >2020-09-17T16:25:30-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Parade</a>, the only online platform dedicated to tracking new product releases for the A&amp;D industry</strong></em></p> <p>So the story goes, when Elon Musk&rsquo;s SpaceX was faced with a $120,000 price tag for a rocket booster actuator, the famed visionary advised his engineer thusly: &ldquo;That part is no more complicated than a garage door opener. Your budget is $5,000. Go make it work.&rdquo; Some nine months later, the actuator was finalized at a price tag of $3,900, accelerating production of the rocket while similarly providing impetus to Musk&rsquo;s objective of verticalizing his supply chain in order to enhance quality, decrease transportation costs, and reduce fossil fuel use.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Keilhauer products are designed for a long, useful life with replaceable components. Their End of Product Life documents may be used as guidance for those wishing to replace product components or dismantle and recycle products at home.</figcaption></figure><p>Though arguably the most famous, Musk certainly isn&rsquo;t the only one bent on innova...</p> Covid as catalyst for better design Alexander Walter 2020-09-17T13:34:00-04:00 >2020-09-18T04:13:55-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>What are architects and urban planners foreseeing as people cautiously gather? Streets &ldquo;curated&rdquo; for various uses and dynamic cityscapes that both advance wellness and knit communities together. [...] Architects and other designers who have devoted efforts to creating public places that encourage gathering and sociability now say their task is to make congregating in these spaces possible again &mdash; and perhaps to achieve some community-enhancing goals in the process.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> SOM unveils design for new waterfront development in Zhuhai, China Sean Joyner 2020-09-17T12:33:00-04:00 >2020-09-18T15:42:39-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">SOM</a>'s design for Jiuzhou Bay&mdash;a new mixed-use neighborhood located along the Pearl River Delta in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province&mdash;will transform the waterfront of the Greater Bay Area&rsquo;s burgeoning tech hub and create a blueprint for future development in China. The low-carbon community takes its inspiration from the region's maritime history and will feature offices, residences, retail spaces, and infrastructure for the city's new residents and visitors.</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure></figure><p>SOM was selected from a shortlist of 10 global designer firms to design the new 5.6 million-square-foot mixed-use development. The concept contains plans for an expansive transportation hub that will offer connectivity to land, sea, and rail across 40 acres.</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure></figure><p>Five modular canopies make up a core element of the design, enclosing three sides of the 1.8 million-square-foot port. "The forms of the canopies are inspired by the local legend of the Fisher Girl and reflect the fishing nets commonly seen on the coastline throughout the region," sai...</p> To address COVID-19, U.S. mayors want to invest in technology to reimagine how commercial buildings are used, recent study says Sean Joyner 2020-09-17T11:05:00-04:00 >2020-09-17T15:50:48-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>According to&nbsp;<em>Infrastructure, Technology and Mayors' Priorities for confronting a Health, Economic and Societal Crisis,</em> a new U.S. conference of Mayors (USCM) <a href="" target="_blank">study</a> conducted in partnership with Siemens USA by The Harris Poll, the majority of mayors believe that investing in infrastructure is essential for both economic growth and to generate jobs.</p> <p>"This survey shows that mayors are more committed than ever to embracing the sparks of innovation and technology with greater urgency to adapt, redefine and reimagine their cities in order to better serve local residents and advance economic recovery,"&nbsp;said Barbara Humpton, CEO of Siemens USA.<br></p> <p>Some of the key findings from the survey include:</p> <ul><li>Nearly all mayors surveyed (98%) expect their city&rsquo;s operating budget to decline over the next 12-18 months, with two in three (66%) attributing all or most of the decline to the COVID-19 pandemic.</li><li>Mayors&rsquo; immediate top investment priorities for economic recovery are investing in infrastructure to gene...</li></ul> New architecture and design competitions addressing public spaces, civic life, border crossings, and steel structures Alexander Walter 2020-09-17T07:00:00-04:00 >2020-09-16T19:58:57-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Included in this week's <a href="" target="_blank">curated picks</a> of new architecture and design competitions listed on Bustler are four contests calling for the redesign of the 3-acre Duval County Courthouse Plaza in Jacksonville,&nbsp;a new vision for inclusive public life in desert cities, the transformation of border crossings, and innovative use of steel in design and construction.</p><p>For the complete directory of newly listed competitions click <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;<br></p> Meet the 5 women changing architectural academia, activism, innovation, and design leadership Katherine Guimapang 2020-09-16T16:36:00-04:00 >2020-09-17T15:50:51-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Women in Architecture Awards</a>&nbsp;honors and highlights the five design professionals who embody the industry through their commitment to architectural excellence, leadership, social change. In its 7th year, the Architectural Record recognizes the accomplishments and leadership of women across five categories. This year's award recipients are:</p> <p><strong>Educator:&nbsp;</strong>"For a professional who has helped the advancement of women in the field"&nbsp;<br><strong>Award Winner: <a href="" target="_blank">Monica Ponce de Leon</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Activist:&nbsp;</strong>"For an architect who has used her skills to design for social change, to affect the public realm or to perform pro bono work"<br><strong>Award Winner: </strong><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Kimberly Dowdell</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Design Leader:&nbsp;</strong>"For an architect with significant built work and influence"<br><strong>Award Winner: </strong><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Julie Eizenberg, FAIA</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Innovator:&nbsp;</strong>"For an architect who has made a mark in innovative design, materials or building type"<br><strong>Award Winner: </strong><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Lisa Gray, FAIA</a>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>New Generation Leader:&nbsp;</strong>"For an architect who is rising in the profession"<br><strong>Award Winner: </strong><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Stella Betts</a>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>2020 has marked itself as...</p> London's Open House launches new collection of card models to make at home Sean Joyner 2020-09-16T16:13:00-04:00 >2020-09-17T15:50:56-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Open House</a>, the volunteer-led festival of London's urban landscape, has created a collection of card models of iconic London buildings. The collection is one of a number of new "virus-proof" initiatives celebrating London's architecture during the pandemic.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure></figure><p>There are a total of sixteen card models, which can be ordered online and made at home. Some of the structures included are St Paul's Cathedral, Kew Gardens Palm House, and the Hoover Building. Every model kit comes with two sets of printed and pre-creased sheets to assemble the building along with information about the structure and its architectural history.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure></figure><p>"For Open House 2020, we&rsquo;ve created a program of in-person events all across the city but we wanted to create something for families and individuals who can&rsquo;t visit the festival in person too," said Hafsa Adan, Assistant Curator of Open House 2020 in a statement. "For those who can&rsquo;t get out and about in London this weekend, we&rsquo;re bringing the skyline to them instead."<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure></figure><p>The ...</p> Paul Rudolph's Burroughs Wellcome Building threatened by demolition Alexander Walter 2020-09-16T14:28:00-04:00 >2020-09-18T12:48:30-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Out of a half-century career of creative and prolific work, Rudolph&rsquo;s Burroughs Wellcome headquarters &amp; research center stands out as one of his finest works. We&rsquo;re now fighting to save this magnificent example of the convergence of corporate &amp; scientific vision and architectural talent&mdash;and we thought it would be useful to share an outline of it&rsquo;s history, purpose, and features.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A petition to save the only <a href="" target="_blank">Paul Rudolph</a>-designed building in North Carolina, started by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation on <a href="" target="_blank"></a>, had over 1,700 signatures as of September 16th.</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 PaulRudolphHeritageFoundation (@paulrudolphfoundation)</a> on Sep 14, 2020 at 12:16pm PDT<br> Syracuse University, Université Laval, Louisiana State University among winners of the 2020 AISC/ACSA Steel Design Student Competition Katherine Guimapang 2020-09-16T13:40:00-04:00 >2020-09-16T13:40:45-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>For the 2020 edition of the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">AISC/ACSA Steel Design Student Competition</a>, 18 projects were recognized for their outstanding designs using steel. This year's competition focused on two design categories whose design brief asked applicants to design an Urban Food Hub while the second category was an OPEN category for students to select a site and building program that uses steel as its primary building material.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to the first, second, and third prize winners, the jury also awarded Honorable Mentions for their design . Check out the prize-winning, and the juror comments below!</p><p><strong>CATEGORY I: URBAN FOOD HUB WINNERS</strong></p><p><strong>FIRST PLACE:</strong>&nbsp;<em>Food Machine </em>Students: Hatem Bouassida and Antoine Hurez<br>Faculty: Jacques Plante and Richard Pleau<br>Universit&eacute; Laval</p> When green architecture gets too green Alexander Walter 2020-09-16T13:09:00-04:00 >2020-09-17T20:12:37-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>An experimental green housing project in a Chinese megacity promised prospective residents life in a "vertical forest", with manicured gardens on every balcony. [...] The problem? The mosquitoes love the plants, too. [...] Without any tenants to care for them, the eight towers have been overrun by their own plants - and invaded by mosquitoes.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Architecture students — stop trying to please your studio professor — seek to learn from them Sean Joyner 2020-09-16T12:41:00-04:00 >2020-09-17T11:53:32-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>There's this bizarre phenomenon in <a href="" target="_blank">schools of architecture</a> where students become disproportionately preoccupied with pleasing their studio instructors. Let me qualify that &mdash; some students seem more concerned with whether or not their professor will like their work instead of what they will learn from them.</p> <p>These are two entirely different postures toward the classroom. An instructor is there to mentor the student, to help them grow and become a better designer. An instructor isn't a client, or someone's mommy or daddy, they are merely an individual with more experience and knowledge with a responsibility to impart some of that knowledge to a group of students.</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Previously on Archinect: <a href="" target="_blank">Balancing Studio With Other Classes</a></figcaption></figure></figure><p>That's the key point here &mdash; this isn't any group of people one teaches, but rather a group of&nbsp;<em>students.</em> We all know the saying: "When the student is ready, the teacher will appear." Students: if you don't see yourself as a student, school is going to be a drag. In stu...</p> Adidas Originals and LEGO team up with new launch Sean Joyner 2020-09-16T12:09:00-04:00 >2020-09-16T12:44:52-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Earlier this month, <a href="" target="_blank">LEGO</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">Adidas</a> Originals launched a teaser of their recent collaboration on the upcoming ZX 8000 sneaker. For all of those architects and designers out there with reminiscent (or recent) memories of playful fun with the beloved LEGO, this unveiling is sure to intrigue. Check out the teaser below:</p> <p><br></p> 'Hobbit Revival' Enclave dormitory in Berkeley now completed Alexander Walter 2020-09-15T18:11:00-04:00 >2020-09-20T00:17:52-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Even with everything else going on right now, the crazed excess of the newest building on Berkeley&rsquo;s Telegraph Avenue is guaranteed to stop you in your tracks.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>The Chronicle</em>&rsquo;s urban design critic, John King, reviews the now-completed and very much style-agnostic <a href="" target="_blank">Enclave dormitory</a> in Downtown Berkeley. "It's as if Harry Potter and Fred Flintstone decided to build a McMansion. On acid."</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image courtesy of LCA Architects. </figcaption></figure><p>"The design mimics a Moorish palace and is inspired by numerous other <br>muses such as Tibetan forts, Italian hill towns, and the rock-cut <br>fac&#807;ades of Petra," <a href="" target="_blank">states</a> the project description from <a href="" target="_blank">LCA Architects</a>, the architect of record.</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 LCA ARCHITECTS (@lca.architects)</a> on Aug 12, 2020 at 5:07pm PDT<br><p>The seven-story student housing project, designed by <a href="" target="_blank">Kirk E. Peterson &amp; Associates</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">first appeared</a> on Archinect last summer. <br></p> Lessons on Surviving, and Even Thriving Through a Recession Paul Petrunia 2020-09-15T14:54:00-04:00 >2020-09-16T13:39:07-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Recessions are hard for everyone, but the architecture industry has a history of being especially impacted by downturns in the economy. This panel, one of Archinect's many upcoming virtual events, will share insights from architects who have successfully worked through previous recessions, or even started up during a recession.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>From L-R: Gregg Pasquarelli, Carie Penabad, David Gensler, Patrick Macleamy</figcaption></figure><p>The panel will bring together seasoned industry experts: <a href="" target="_blank">David Gensler</a>, Former Co-CEO at <a href="" target="_blank">Gensler</a>; <a href="" target="_blank">Carie Penabad</a>, Principal at <a href="" target="_blank">CURE &amp; PENABAD</a>; <a href="" target="_blank">Patrick Macleamy</a>,&nbsp;Former CEO at <a href="" target="_blank">HOK</a>; and <a href="" target="_blank">Gregg Pasquarelli</a>, Founding Principal at <a href="" target="_blank">SHoP Architects</a>. The panel will be moderated by Paul Petrunia, Archinect's Founder/Director.&nbsp;</p> <p>The conversation will focus on ways firms have pivoted in response to changing economic landscapes, team restructuring, strategic hiring, and other approaches to not only make it through a challenging time, but to come out stronger during the recovery.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>To reserve your spot...</p> KPF's One Vanderbilt, Midtown Manhattan's tallest office tower, finally opens Katherine Guimapang 2020-09-15T14:27:00-04:00 >2020-09-19T08:14:36-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a><a href="" target="_blank">Kohn Pedersen Fox's (KPF)</a>&nbsp;infamous&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">One Vanderbilt tower</a>&nbsp;has finally opened. A project extensively covered on Archinect, the 77-story building now stands completed and open to the public. According to the firm's press team, the tower "transforms the civic experience of the Grand Central district, layering its architectural language and skillfully meeting market demands for cutting-edge, contemporary office space."</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>One Vanderbilt. Image &copy; Raimund Koch.</figcaption></figure><p>&ldquo;The materials of the building reinforce a Manhattan DNA,&rdquo; says Jeffrey Kenoff, KPF Design Principal. &ldquo;The authenticity and quality of these details are not only critical to their relationship within the tower itself, but also to the neighboring buildings including Grand Central and the Chrysler Building. This includes the custom glazed terra-cotta facade and soffits and the bronze podium framing, as well as the main lobby&rsquo;s bronze &ldquo;art wall&rdquo; installation and hammered desk marking the arrival.&rdquo;<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>One Vanderbilt. Image &copy; Raimund Koch.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>One Va...</figcaption></figure> Fire breaks out in Zaha Hadid-designed Beirut building Alexander Walter 2020-09-15T14:04:00-04:00 >2020-09-17T13:01:55-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>A fire has broken out in a downtown Beirut building near the city's port where an explosion last month killed nearly 200 people, wounded thousands and left the city's residents traumatised. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire in one of the city's best-known buildings that was the work of the late Iraq-born British architect, Zaha Hadid.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The <a href="" target="_blank">ZHA</a>-designed commercial building was reportedly still under construction, and one corner appears to be badly damaged from the fire, according to first <a href="" target="_blank">news reports</a>. Welding is rumored to be the cause of the fire. No injuries have been reported so far.<br></p> <p>This story is still developing.</p> <p><strong>UPDATE 9/15, 11:10 AM:</strong> The Head of the Civil Defense Service and Operations Division, George Abou Moussa, <a href="" target="_blank">told the National News Agency</a> that the building fire was now under control.<br></p> Good morning - in today's news from <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">#Lebanon</a>, a huge fire erupted in the Beirut souks, in one of Zaha Hadid's signature design buildings. <a href="" target="_blank"></a><br>&mdash; Luna Safwan - &#1604;&#1608;&#1606;&#1575; &#1589;&#1601;&#1608;&#1575;&#1606; (@LunaSafwan) <a href="" target="_blank">September 15, 2020</a> Kenyan design firm, BellTower wins 2020 Lexus Design award by tackling clean water issue with open source community unit design Katherine Guimapang 2020-09-15T13:40:00-04:00 >2020-09-15T13:46:20-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>In its eighth edition, the <strong>Lexus Design Award</strong> invites creatives worldwide to push design innovation all while providing new possibilities for emerging creative professionals. Aiming to "foster the growth of ideas that contribute to society by supporting designers and creators whose works can help shape a better future," the competition provides finalists the ability to prototype and exhibit their projects.</p><p> </p><p>For this year's award winners, Kenyan design team <strong>BellTower</strong> takes the prize with their project&nbsp;<em>Open Source Communities</em>. With over 2,000 entries spanning across 79 countries, the winning project was chosen for its ability to address design challenges found in developing countries. According to the competition jury, the winning design uses "smart open-source planning to design affordable communities with sustainable clean water resources."</p> Construction kicks off on SkyTower, Canada's tallest residential tower Alexander Walter 2020-09-15T13:20:00-04:00 >2020-09-15T13:22:06-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Work has officially begun on what will soon be a 312.5 metre-high (1025 foot) skyscraper in Toronto, the tallest residential condominium tower ever built in the country. SkyTower, from Pinnacle International, is part of a multi-tower development that&rsquo;s now under construction at 1 Yonge Street &mdash; the iconic Toronto address is also the inspiration behind the project&rsquo;s namesake, Pinnacle One Yonge.</p></em><br /><br /><p>SkyTower, designed by <a href="" target="_blank">Toronto</a> firm <a href="" target="_blank">Hariri Pontarini Architects</a> in collaboration with Vancouver-based <a href="" target="_blank">Pinnacle International</a>, is set to become the city's second-tallest building overall behind the iconic CN Tower.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering courtesy of Pinnacle International.</figcaption></figure><p>The building is the second of three towers at Toronto's massive multi-tower development <a href="" target="_blank">Pinnacle One Yonge</a>. The 65-story The Prestige next door is already under construction.<br></p> These featured employers in NYC, Brooklyn, and San Francisco are looking for Architects, Revit Modelers, and Fabricators Alexander Walter 2020-09-15T10:51:00-04:00 >2020-09-15T15:57:01-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>This week's&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">highlight of architectural employers</a>&nbsp;includes four firms with new job openings in New York City, Brooklyn, and San Francisco. For even more opportunities, visit <a href="" target="_blank">Archinect Jobs</a> and browse our active community of <a href="" target="_blank">architecture students and professionals</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">firms</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">schools</a>. <br></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Camber</a> is a Brooklyn-based special projects studio offering architecture, fabrication as well as documentation services. For a large sculpture feature in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the firm is looking to add a skilled <a href="" target="_blank">Fabricator</a> to the team. The position calls for experience with fabrication methods and techniques and requires an advanced degree or technical training in a related field.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Caretaker Apartment by Camber Studio. Photo: &Eacute;lodie Daguin.</figcaption></figure><p>Based in New York City, <a href="" target="_blank">Jacobs Doland Beer</a> is a leading foodservice design consulting firm specializing in hospitality and commercial foodservice projects. A <a href="" target="_blank">Revit Modeler / Drafter</a> opening is available for applicants with an advanced understanding of modeling and m...</p> SoFi Stadium, L.A.'s $5-billion NFL football venue, debuts Alexander Walter 2020-09-14T18:42:00-04:00 >2020-09-16T16:38:40-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>After four years of construction, SoFi Stadium has made its debut in Inglewood with a game between the Rams and the Dallas Cowboys. [...] The complex will play host to both the Rams - which have been housed in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum since returning to Southern California in 2016 - and the Chargers - which are relocating from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Several years in the making, the <a href="" target="_blank">HKS</a>-designed <a href="" target="_blank">SoFi Stadium</a> in Inglewood just <a href="" target="_blank">hosted its first NFL game</a>, albeit without cheering crowds of spectators that may, one day, fill the 70,000 seats.<br></p> Burger King unveils new restaurant designs to address implications of COVID-19 Sean Joyner 2020-09-14T14:29:00-04:00 >2020-09-15T15:56:55-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Burger King has unveiled new restaurant designs that are due to better serve customers in a COVID-19 world. With a focus on mobile ordering and curbside pick-up, the new designs embrace a new way of serving visitors by offering drive-in and walk-up order areas, curbside pick-up areas, an enhanced drive-thru experience, exterior dining spaces, and sustainable design elements.</p> <p><br></p> <p>The new design was created by Restaurant Brands International's in-house design team. "The designs we&rsquo;ve created completely integrate restaurant functionality and technology. The restaurant of the tomorrow merges the best functional technology with unique modern design to elevate our&nbsp;<em>Burger King</em>&nbsp;guest experience,&rdquo; said Rapha Abreu, Global Head of Design at Restaurant Brands International in a statement. &ldquo;We designed the interior and exterior spaces like we had a blank sheet of paper, designing without preconceived notions of how a&nbsp;<em>Burger King&nbsp;</em>restaurant should look."</p> Tadao Ando completes slick public restroom design for The Tokyo Toilet project Alexander Walter 2020-09-14T13:51:00-04:00 >2020-09-17T13:01:51-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">THE TOKYO TOILET</a>, an initiative launched by the non-profit The Nippon Foundation to create save, clean, and appealing public restrooms throughout <a href="" target="_blank">Tokyo</a>'s Shibuya ward, just completed its latest facility: Jingu-Dori Park, designed by Pritzker Prize laureate <a href="" target="_blank">Tadao Ando</a>, features a simple, functional layout realized in the architect's trademark elegant and minimalist formal language.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Satoshi Nagare.</figcaption></figure><p>Five of the 17 planned restroom facilities, designed by <a href="" target="_blank">Shigeru Ban</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Fumihiko Maki</a>, Masamichi Katayama/<a href="" target="_blank">Wonderwall</a>, and Nao Tamura, already opened to the public earlier this summer while more are expected to launch in 2021, including toilets created by <a href="" target="_blank">Toyo Ito</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Kengo Kuma</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">Sou Fujimoto</a>.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Satoshi Nagare.</figcaption></figure><p>"I sought for this small architecture to exceed the boundaries of a public toilet to become a 'place' in the urban landscape that provides immense public value," Tadao Ando describes his concept. "Using this clear and simple reasoning for the concept of this structure, I chose...</p> Students from The Bartlett, Harvard GSD, and SCI-Arc are among the 22 student projects selected for the 2020 Fentress Global Challenge Katherine Guimapang 2020-09-14T13:22:00-04:00 >2020-09-14T14:08:43-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Since its official launch in 2011,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Fentress Architects</a> has held an open call for an annual international student design competition to encourage and support young emerging designers. This year's&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Fentress Global Challenge</a> asks students to design new and innovative airport terminals. The competition's brief emphasizes that projects will be judged on their efforts towards sustainability, resiliency while tackling one of the following factors of an airport: mobility, urbanization, globalization, technology, flexibility, security, project feasibility, and passenger experience. The competition encourages entrants to "utilize forecasts for population, environmental conditions, modes of travel, and potential destinations in the creation of their concept."</p><p> </p><p>With over 100 submitted entries from over 15 countries, 22 student projects have been selected for this year's shortlist.&nbsp;</p> Christ & Gantenbein completes "Lindt Home of Chocolate" for Swiss chocolatier Sean Joyner 2020-09-14T13:20:00-04:00 >2020-09-15T13:04:02-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Swiss architecture firm <a href="" target="_blank">Christ &amp; Gantenbein</a> has completed the new "Lindt Home of Chocolate" for Lindt &amp; Spr&uuml;ngli, the Swiss chocolatier founded in 1845. The new facility is located near Lake Zurich on the outskirts of Zurch and includes a factory, warehouses, an office building, and the new gateway to the Lindt Home of Chocolate, which is operated by the Lindt Chocolate Competence Foundation.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure></figure><p>Moreover, the new Home of Chocolate features an interactive exhibition about chocolate, a research and development facility "for the future of chocolate recipes," a production plant, a chocolate shop, a cafe, and offices, all of which are interconnected by spiral stairways and dynamic walkways that span through an expansive atrium space.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure></figure><p>The architecture sits as a simple industrial box. The facade consists primarily of red brick, playing off of the aesthetic of its surroundings. At the south-eastern corner is a cut out that creates an imposing void to add a level of complexity and character to ...</p> Frank Lloyd Wright home sells in Chicago after 3 years on the market Sean Joyner 2020-09-14T12:25:00-04:00 >2020-09-17T13:02:03-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Sitting on nearly a half-acre of land, the 120-year-old faded yellow home, known as the Foster House and Stable, located at 12147 S. Harvard Ave., features steep roof peaks &mdash; something that wasn&rsquo;t necessarily common in Wright&rsquo;s designs &mdash; and has five bedrooms and three bathrooms.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The home sold for just under $200,000. The property was declared a Chicago landmark in 1996 and <a href=";counter=118" target="_blank">according to the city</a>, "the house and its stable were constructed as a summer residence for Stephen Foster, an attorney who was a member of the real estate group that developed this portion of West Pullman."&nbsp;</p> Sir Terence Conran, visionary founder of the Design Museum, has passed away Sean Joyner 2020-09-14T11:23:00-04:00 >2020-09-14T13:50:42-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Terence Conran, founder of the Design Museum, designer, philanthropist and businessman, has passed away on Saturday, September 12th. He was 88 years old.</p> <p>Conran founded the Design Museum in Shad Thames in 1989, and in 2016, the museum was relocated to Keningston, West London where architect <a href="" target="_blank">John Pawson</a> transformed the organization's 1960s modernist building into an authentic new home. As one of the world's leading museums devoted to contemporary architecture and design, the Design Museum has staged over 100 exhibitions, welcoming over seven million visitors and showcasing the world of names like Paul Smith, Zaha Hadid, Jonathan Ive, Frank Gehry, Eileen Gray and Dieter Rams.</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Sir Terence Conran. Courtesy of the Design Museum.</figcaption></figure></figure><p>Conran received a medal for Arts Philanthropy in 2012 for is ongoing support and commitment to the museum. In 2017, the Queen awarded him the Order of the Companions of Honor for his contributions to the arts.</p> <p>A true multidisciplinarian, Terence studied textile de...</p>