Archinect - News 2019-05-19T21:37:46-04:00 Archinect Outpost to host Spring Sale May 25th Shane Reiner-Roth 2019-05-17T18:38:00-04:00 >2019-05-17T18:39:34-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Join us this Saturday, May 25th, 11-2pm for a sale of our curated inventory. Newly displayed and price-reduced items (some as much as 50%!) will be available for purchase at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Outpost</a>, located at 900 East 4th&nbsp;Street, Los Angeles CA 90013.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Archinect Outpost. </figcaption></figure><p>Come and have a cup of our&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brutal coffee</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;peruse&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our books</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">apparel</a>&nbsp;and limited-time sales.&nbsp;If you can't make it to the sale, check out&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our online store</a>, where we are featuring the same items as those in the retail shop.</p> <p>We hope to see you there!</p> <figure><img src=";w=514"><figcaption>Archinect Outpost</figcaption></figure> Shaping an architectural legend: what inspired I.M. Pei? Katherine Guimapang 2019-05-17T16:16:00-04:00 >2019-05-18T08:40:01-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">I.M Pei</a>'s work has influenced many. However, there are several individuals and places that have influenced Pei into becoming one of the most recognized architects in the profession. Growing up in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hong Kong</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shanghai</a>, Pei drew much inspiration from his childhood surroundings, but do you know what else inspired the late architectural legend?&nbsp;</p> <p>Every great architect is inspired by someone or something which propels them into producing their most significant work. Below is a list of people and places that have influenced I.M. Pei and his work.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Shizilin Garden in Suzhou - The Lion Grove Garden. Image by Gisling courtesy of WikiCommons</figcaption></figure><p><strong>Shizilin Garden in Suzhou<br></strong>As a child, Pei would visit the gardens of Suzhou with his family during the summer. Indeed a place filled with beauty and history the Shizilin Garden was especially influential to Pei as a boy. Built by a Buddhist monk in the 14th century, the late architect described the garden as "an ideal playground." What stuck with Pei the mo...</p> Architects, writers, museums, and a Prime Minister remember the life and work of I.M. Pei, 1917–2019 Alexander Walter 2019-05-17T15:39:00-04:00 >2019-05-18T16:57:34-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>It is a rare moment when the words "architect" and "architecture" appear in the elusive list of trending Twitter topics, but yesterday's sighting followed a sad occasion: architect I.M. Pei, the revered master of modernist architecture, had died on Thursday at the proud age of 102. <br></p> <p>Architecture critic and writer <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Goldberger</a> was the first to share the news&mdash;triggering a prompt outpouring of sympathy and memories from the architecture community and beyond.</p> Some sad news: I&rsquo;ve just learned that I.M. Pei died last night, at 102. The end of an architectural era, truly. A sad moment, but a career&mdash;and a life&mdash;worthy of celebration.<br>&mdash; Paul Goldberger (@paulgoldberger) <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">May 16, 2019</a> <p><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Kimmelman</a>, the current <em>NYT</em> architecture critic, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shared</a> his personal experience with Pei's architecture, writing "Like others, I deeply admire Pei's beautiful and thoughtful Islamic museum in Qatar, respect the sculptural power of the East Building in D.C. and the Pyramid in Paris, among obvious landmarks...</p> “CONNECT THE DOTS” wins 2018 Chicago Prize: Crossing the Line competition Justine Testado 2019-05-17T15:14:00-04:00 >2019-05-17T15:14:17-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>&ldquo;CONNECT THE DOTS&rdquo; was recently revealed as the winning entry of the 2018 Chicago Prize. Based on the Chicago Architectural Club's yearlong <a href="" target="_blank">&ldquo;Crossing the Line&rdquo; theme</a>, the&nbsp;latest edition of the biennial competition challenged participants to &ldquo;select one or multiple material and/or immaterial lines that form Chicago, identify their significance, and propose a design that addresses the urban ramifications of these lines.&rdquo; In light of the centenary of the Chicago Race Riot of 1919, &ldquo;Crossing the Line&rdquo; explores the physical and conceptual implications of different types of lines and their impact on the built environment.</p><p>The winning team included Megan Wade and Pimpakarn Rattanathumawat of Fieldwork Design Group, and David Schroeder of David Schroeder Architects. Additionally, the jury selected two runners-up and three honorable mentions.&nbsp;</p><p>In recent years, previous competition themes included <a href="" target="_blank">&ldquo;On the Edge&rdquo;</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">&ldquo;Imagining Obama's Presidential Library&rdquo;</a>.<br></p><p>Take a gander at the 2018 winning entri...</p> Looking back at some of I.M. Pei's building milestones on Archinect Justine Testado 2019-05-17T13:12:00-04:00 >2019-05-17T13:35:05-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The fact that I.M. Pei, who <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">passed away at 102 years old</a> on May 16, lived long enough to see some of his notable buildings reach their own age milestones goes to show how timeless his designs are. Even if some of his buildings were first met with controversy, his buildings and his legacy have been permanently woven into the cultural fabric of cities across the world. Below, you can revisit some of Archinect's previous news and feature highlights that celebrate Pei's illustrious career.</p> <p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The Element of Time": Celebrating a Century of I.M. Pei</a></strong><br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>.M. Pei and wife Eileen at a birthday party. Image: Henry Cobb via YouTube.</figcaption></figure><p>Pei turned&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">100 years old</a> on April 26, 2017. In this feature, his&nbsp;former colleagues, Sir Norman Foster, and even the architect himself give remembrances, anecdotes, and a celebration of the genius of one of the masters of architecture. &ldquo;He&rsquo;s always looking at things in between, and that&rsquo;s why it&rsquo;s so hard to put him into a category. He&rsquo;s not an academic or a conceptualist ...</p> Our weekly wrap-up of new design competitions worth checking out Bustler Editors 2019-05-17T12:00:00-04:00 >2019-05-16T20:23:01-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>We get it. It can get a little overwhelming keeping up with the dozens of new&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">architecture competitions</a>&nbsp;launching worldwide on any given week &mdash; let alone having to stay on top of the multiple deadlines for each and every one. That's why&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;is here to help! At the end of every week, we'll share a quick selection of our newest design&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">competition submissions</a>&nbsp;that we think are worth a look, as well as some ongoing ones you might have missed the first time. Check out our latest competition recommendations below.</p> <figure><a href=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1500" target="_blank"></a></figure> 10 new stair designs we liked this week Alexander Walter 2019-05-17T09:00:00-04:00 >2019-05-16T18:34:02-04:00 <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.</p> <p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p> <p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Stairs</em></a>.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LocHal Library</a> in Tilburg, Netherlands by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Civic Architects</a> (architectural design); Braaksma &amp; Roos Architectenbureau (restoration); <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mecanoo</a> (interior design); Inside Outside in collaboration with the TextielMuseum (interior concept and textiles); Photo: Stijn Bollaert</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Quercus House</a> in Villarrobledo, Spain by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guillermo G&oacute;mez</a> in collaboration with Sonia Aguado Ll&aacute;cer (Architect), Manuel Mar&iacute;n Lucas (Engineer)<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">McGlothlin Medical Education Center, VCU</a> in Richmond, VA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pei Cobb Freed &amp; Partners</a>; Associate Architect: Ballinger; Photo: Maxwell Mackenzie<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Church Street Residence</a> in San Francisco, CA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dumican Mosey Archit...</a></p> Taco Bell to open a hotel in Palm Springs Shane Reiner-Roth 2019-05-16T19:38:00-04:00 >2019-05-17T13:05:03-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Get ready for &ldquo;Bell&rdquo;hops and Baja Blasts, Fire Sauce and Sauce Packet floaties, because The Bell: A Taco Bell Hotel and Resort is opening for a limited time in Palm Springs this August, meant for 18+ superfans. Complete with exclusive Taco Bell menu items and plenty of surprises, The Bell is sure to be the spicy twist of your summer. So pack your swimsuit, mark your calendars and start the countdown, because The Bell is about to make all of your taco dreams come true.</p></em><br /><br /><p>for a limited pop-up run this August, Taco Bell will open a hotel in Palm Springs (not to be confused with their permanent <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">wedding chapel</a>&nbsp;in Las Vegas).&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo courtesy of Taco Bell</figcaption></figure><p>The Taco Bell-themed hotel is just one example of many recent strategies for well-established brands to develop interactive spaces as methods of promotional marketing. We recently covered a more permanent version with the recently opened <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shinola Hotel</a>&nbsp;in Detroit.</p> I.M. Pei dies at 102 Shane Reiner-Roth 2019-05-16T18:13:00-04:00 >2019-05-17T10:58:12-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ieoh Ming Pei</a>,&nbsp;among the most well-known names in architecture, passed away overnight at the age of 102.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Le Grand Louvre, Paris, France, 1989</figcaption></figure><p>It was first announced online by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Goldberger</a>, in this heartfelt tweet:<br></p> <p> </p> Some sad news: I&rsquo;ve just learned that I.M. Pei died last night, at 102. The end of an architectural era, truly. A sad moment, but a career&mdash;and a life&mdash;worthy of celebration.<br>&mdash; Paul Goldberger (@paulgoldberger) <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">May 16, 2019</a> <p><br>When considering the number of projects completed under his name over the course of a career spanning more than seven decades, it is difficult to say for which of Pei's buildings he is best known. In the Western world, it might be his controversial addition to the Louvre, completed in 1989; in the Eastern world, it might be the&nbsp;Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong, completed in 1990. His distinct use of geometry and unique ability to respond to program made Pei a household name along with those of Hadid, Gehry and Wright.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Bank of China Tower, Hong Ko...</figcaption></figure> 8 featured architectural internship job opportunities across the country, from Seattle to New Orleans Katherine Guimapang 2019-05-16T15:14:00-04:00 >2019-05-17T15:59:35-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Continuing with our&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">internship</a>&nbsp;roundup, we've gathered 8&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">internship opportunities</a>&nbsp;available across the country. From Seattle to Boulder, Houston to New Orleans, firms are seeking the right candidate to grow with their team through summer internships as well as full-time internship opportunities.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Madison Alpine Garden by Wittman Estes Architecture + Landscape. Image by Andrew Pogue</figcaption></figure><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wittman Estes Architecture + Landscape</a> seek a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Summer Intern</a><br>Location: Seattle, WA</strong><br>Wittman Estes Architecture + Landscape is seeking a designer intern to work with our practice in Georgetown. Founded in 2012, our work is based on the belief that buildings and landscapes can be combined into one interconnected whole. Candidates must be currently enrolled in or completed a professional degree in Architecture.&nbsp;The interdisciplinary nature of the office includes both architecture and landscape project types, from small structures to large public spaces.&nbsp; Current projects include: new residences, multifamily housin...</p> AI. SpaceFactory wins first place in final round of NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge Justine Testado 2019-05-16T14:36:00-04:00 >2019-05-16T15:35:39-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>In Phase Three of the ongoing <a href="" target="_blank">3D-Printed Habitat Challenge</a>, NASA and partner Bradley University of Peoria, Illinois recently awarded a total of $700,000 to two winning teams. The $500,000 grand prize went to New York-based <a href="" target="_blank">AI SpaceFactory</a>, a multi-planetary architectural and technology design agency, for their proposal &ldquo;MARSHA&rdquo;. The second prize went to Pennsylvania State University of University Park, who received $200,000.</p><p>Starting in 2015, the 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge tasks teams to demonstrate different additive manufacturing technologies needed to create sustainable housing solutions for Earth and beyond, from designing to software modeling to physical construction. Since then, more than 60 teams have competed and NASA has awarded over $2 million in prize money.&nbsp;The habitat 3D-print is the final level of the multi-year Challenge.<br></p><p>The two finalist teams faced off from May 1-4 at Caterpillar's Edwards Demonstration &amp; Learning Center in Edwards, Illinois, where they created subs...</p> 21-story timber tower—proposed as North America's tallest—wins U.S. government grant Alexander Walter 2019-05-16T14:18:00-04:00 >2019-05-16T14:18:43-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>A downtown Milwaukee high-rise has found support from an unlikely source: the United States Department of Agriculture. The department&rsquo;s Forestry Service division announced this week that it had awarded 41 grants totaling $8.9 million to businesses, universities, non-profits and tribal partners in 20 states to &ldquo;create jobs, support fire-safe communities, restore healthy forest conditions, and spur environmentally sound innovation.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Part of the grant will be allocated to Ascent, a potentially record-breaking mass timber tower in Milwaukee proposed by New Land Enterprises (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previously</a> on Archinect).&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Korb + Associates Architects.</figcaption></figure><p>"The funds will be used to support engineering work on the proposed 21-story, 201-unit apartment building," reports Jeramey Jannene for <em>Urban Milwaukee</em>. "New Land is partnering with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Korb + Associates Architects</a> on the building&rsquo;s design and New York-based <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thornton Tomasetti</a> on the building&rsquo;s structural engineering."</p><p>Meanwhile north of the U.S.-Canada border, another&nbsp;timber tower proposal&nbsp;in Vancouver, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Perkins+Will</a>-designed <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Canada Earth Tower</a>, promises to rise up to 40 stories&nbsp;and become the "world's next tallest wooden skyscraper."&nbsp;</p> AMO designs Virgil Abloh exhibition for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Shane Reiner-Roth 2019-05-16T14:11:00-04:00 >2019-05-16T18:11:42-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>As an architecture student-turn-fashion designer, Virgil Abloh has famously straddled the line between the two professions. An exhibition of his work, which has been described as 'ultramodern' and 'genre-bending,' will highlight this Interdisciplinarity&nbsp;at the&nbsp;Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), starting June 10th.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Off-White&trade; c/o Virgil Abloh, Spring/Summer 2017, Look 30; Courtesy of Off-White&trade; c/o Virgil Abloh. Photo: Fabien Montique.</figcaption></figure><p>The exhibition will be designed in part by Samir Bantal, the director of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AMO</a>,&nbsp;OMA&rsquo;s research wing, and curated by Michael Darling. Bantal has expressed that the exhibition will focus on&nbsp;the different worlds Virgil moves in: Architecture, Fashion, Design, Music and Art.&nbsp;After the show's opening, there are plans for it to travel internationally and become part of an ongoing collaboration between AMO and Abloh.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Virgil Abloh, &ldquo;Material Table,&ldquo; 2016. Courtesy of the artist.</figcaption></figure><p>AMO has previously provided creative input for exhibitions on fashion, includin...</p> David Adjaye’s first NYC skyscraper in FiDi tops out at 800 feet Dana Schulz 2019-05-16T13:56:00-04:00 >2019-05-16T13:58:58-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Construction at 130 William Street, starchitect David Adjaye&rsquo;s first skyscraper in New York City, topped out at 800 feet this week. The 66-story tower is making its mark on the Financial District with its hand-cast fa&ccedil;ade featuring large-scale arched windows and bronze detailing. When complete, it will house 242 residences ranging from $780,990 for a studio to $20,000,000 for a four-bedroom, full-floor penthouse.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Photo by Chris Coe for Optimist Consulting</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo by Chris Coe for Optimist Consulting</figcaption></figure> RAIC Awards of Excellence: These are Canada's greenest and most innovative buildings of 2019 Alexander Walter 2019-05-15T18:45:00-04:00 >2019-05-15T18:48:00-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Royal Architectural Institute of Canada</a> just revealed the eight recipients of its biennial RAIC Awards of Excellence which recognize industry achievements through innovation, green building, allied arts, advocacy, and journalism.</p><p>"This year's projects demonstrate that delightful environments are possible in buildings designed towards zero carbon," commented RAIC President Michael Cox. "For example, we see innovation applied to extend the structural capacity of timber, the cleaning abilities of biological systems, and the thermal performance of construction."</p><p>Following are this year's award-winning projects and individuals.</p><p><strong>Awards of Excellence &ndash; Innovation in Architecture:&nbsp;West Block Rehabilitation Project</strong> (cover image)<br>Parliament Hill,&nbsp;Ottawa, ON<br>Architects: Architecture49 and EVOQ Architecture</p><p>"The restoration of the West Block, the oldest of the three Parliament buildings, was one of the most significant rehabilitation projects in North America. The project modernized the 19th-cent...</p> PHOTOS: The TWA Hotel at JFK is officially open! Dana Schulz 2019-05-15T18:14:00-04:00 >2019-05-16T13:29:20-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The much-anticipated rebirth of Eero Saarinen&rsquo;s historic TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport is complete. The TWA Hotel officially opened on Wednesday, more than two years after the project broke ground in Queens and over 18 years since the iconic 1962 terminal shuttered. Developed by MCR and Morse Development, the two six-story crescent-shaped buildings contain 512 rooms, a rooftop infinity pool and observation deck, event space, food hall, luxury fitness center, and retro cocktail bar.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Photo courtesy of TWA Hotel/David Mitchell</figcaption></figure><figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo courtesy of TWA Hotel/David Mitchell</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo courtesy of TWA Hotel/David Mitchell</figcaption></figure></figure> AIA|LA recognizes the work of California's architecture students at the 2019 2x8:Exchange Competition Katherine Guimapang 2019-05-15T15:04:00-04:00 >2019-05-16T13:36:52-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>This week the American Institute of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects Los Angeles chapter</a>features work from architecture students in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">California</a>. The 2x8: Exchange is a three-pronged program that provides students the opportunity to submit their work for the competition, be apart of the student exhibition, as well as provide <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">scholarship</a> opportunities. Now in its 13th iteration, the competition received participation from 16 schools throughout the state to participate in the annual show. In celebration of California's unrivaled diversity in academic pedagogy and programming, each school selects two students to represent the program's ethos and vision.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>2x8:Exchange at Helms Design Center, 2019. Image courtesy of Katherine Guimapang</figcaption></figure><p>Open to the public, this year's student exhibition takes place in Culver City at the Helms Design Center. Focusing on a forward-thinking take of gallery presentation and setting the show features VR immersion stations, a zero-waste plan, and an ornate display of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">student work</a> in th...</p> New renders of a tower planned across the Pershing Square Anastasia Tokmakova 2019-05-15T13:54:00-04:00 >2019-05-16T16:24:28-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The 5th and Hill development, slated for an L-shaped property wrapping the historic Pershing Square Building, is a product of real estate investment firm JMF Development Co. Plans call for the construction of a 53-story, 784-foot-tall building which could feature either 1) 160 condominiums or 2) a combination of 31 condominiums and a 190-room hotel. Both use options include a mix of restaurant space and amenities, with parking to be located in a five-level podium and two subterranean levels.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council's Planning and Land Use Committee&nbsp;is holding a public meeting on the 21st of May, where one of the projects discussed will be the proposed 53-story <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">tower</a>, new images of which have recently been made public.</p> <p>The mixed-use structure is designed by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arquitectonica</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;features an array of protruding masses that begin as balconies, and increase in size to become cantilevered glass-bottom <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pools</a> toward the top of the tower.</p> <figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Image courtesy of Arquitectonica</figcaption></figure></figure><p>The project is estimated to be completed in 2023.</p> AIA announces four recipients of the Upjohn Research Initiative Anastasia Tokmakova 2019-05-15T13:27:00-04:00 >2019-05-15T12:32:44-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Supporting applied research projects that 'enhance the value of design and professional practice knowledge', The&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA</a>&nbsp;Upjohn Research Initiative&nbsp;funds up to six research grants of $15,000 to $30,000 annually for projects completed within an 18-month period.</p> <p>This year's grants recipients are:&nbsp;<br></p> <ul><li><strong>Nexus between Sustainable Buildings and Human Health: Quantifying EEG Responses to Virtual Environments to Inform Design</strong></li></ul><p>Principal Investigators: Ming Hu (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Maryland</a>), Madlen Simon, AIA (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Maryland</a>)<br>Collaborators: Justin Benjamin, Assoc. AIA (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Perkins + Will</a>), Tim Bakos, AIA (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Perkins + Will</a>), Edward Bernat, PhD (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Maryland</a>)</p> <p>The goal of this research project is to develop, test, and validate a data-driven approach using <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">virtual reality</a> and electroencephalogram technology for understanding the potential physiological influences of sustainable design features. In collaboration with an architecture firm and a neuroscience laboratory, the researchers propose technolog...</p> Paul Goldberger to present Ballpark at Archinect Outpost, June 1st Shane Reiner-Roth 2019-05-15T12:20:00-04:00 >2019-05-15T17:25:19-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Join us in celebrating <em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ballpark</a></em>, the latest book by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Goldberger</a>, at&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Outpost</a> on Saturday, June 1st, 5-8pm.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>The doors will open at 5 and will close promptly after 6 as the conversation begins between Paul Goldberger and Paul Petrunia, the founder and director of Archinect, on the content on his newest book.&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong><em>Ballpark</em> can be <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">preordered here</a>&nbsp;for pickup at the event, or shipping immediately after the event.&nbsp;Please go <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to RSVP for the event.&nbsp;</strong></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>1962 view of a completed Dodger Stadium. Courtesy of the Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive. Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA. </figcaption></figure><p>From Penguin Random House: "From the earliest corrals of the mid-1800s (Union Grounds in Brooklyn was a 'saloon in the open air'), to the much mourned parks of the early 1900s (Detroit&rsquo;s Tiger Stadium, Cincinnati&rsquo;s Palace of the Fans), to the stadiums we fill today, Paul Goldberger makes clear the inextricable bond between the American city and America&rsquo;s favorit...</p> Don't let FOMO bring you down! These are the must-visit architecture and design events for Summer 2019 Archinect 2019-05-15T12:05:00-04:00 >2019-05-16T12:50:10-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>With summer just around the corner, it's the perfect time to start planning your visits to the most critical architecture and design events&nbsp;around the globe. To help you out, we've put together a comprehensive list of the&nbsp;biennales, expos, exhibitions and must-see events to keep you up-to-date on the latest developments in architecture and design.&nbsp;</p> <p>From finding out what design trends lie ahead in the near future, to exploring periods of uncertainty through art, to networking with fellow design professionals and industry leaders, here's our event master list of upcoming events for the summer season.</p> <p><strong>MAY</strong></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Tranceflora, 2015&#150;19; Sputniko! (Hiromi Ozaki) (Japanese, b. 1985) and Masaya Kushino (Japanese, b. 1982), Another Farm (Tokyo, Japan), in collaboration with National Agricultural and Research Organization (NARO) (Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, founded 2006) and Hosoo (Kyoto, Japan, founded 1688); Glowing transgenic silk; Photo: So Morimoto.</figcaption></figure><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Setouchi Triennale 2019 | Apr 26-Nov 4 ...</a></strong></p> Dora Epstein Jones appointed as chair at Texas Tech College of Architecture Justine Testado 2019-05-15T12:01:00-04:00 >2019-05-15T12:02:11-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Architecture educator, theorist, and scholar <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dora Epstein Jones</a> has officially been appointed as Chair of Architecture at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Texas Tech University College of Architecture</a>, the school announced today.&nbsp;Succeeding current architecture chair Upe Flueckiger, Epstein Jones will begin in her new position on July 1.</p> <p>Epstein Jones will also join the school as a faculty member to conduct scholarly research that &ldquo;increases the knowledge and the operations of thought paradigms&rdquo; and will create new processes that forge stronger interdisciplinary collaboration between architecture, philosophy, and history.</p> <p>&ldquo;A lot of relevant issues come together here [at TTU CoA], issues of cultural diversity, geographic and environmental issues, and of course, how we will design the built environment into the future. I'm excited to be here, to continue my practices in a research-oriented university, and to furthering essential discourses with my colleagues and beyond,&rdquo; Epstein Jones said in a statement.<br></p> <p>Epstein...</p> Alison Hirsch appointed as USC's director of Masters of Landscape Architecture + Urbanism program Anastasia Tokmakova 2019-05-15T11:08:00-04:00 >2019-05-15T11:08:52-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Southern California School of Architecture</a>&nbsp;appointed associate professor Alison Hirsch as the new director of the Master of Landscape Architecture + Urbanism program, effective August 2019.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>As a landscape theorist, designer, and historian, Hirsch&rsquo;s work focuses on how the interpretation of sociocultural practices and marginalized histories and memories can contribute to the design of meaningful urban places. Her research areas include: cultural landscapes; spatial politics of landscape architecture; contested urban landscapes; activist design methods; practices of representation; and landscape's intersections with performance and choreography.</p> <p>Last month, Hirsch won her second&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Graham Foundation</a> grant for&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Landscape and &ldquo;the Working Country&rdquo;: Food Justice and Landscape Ethics in California&rsquo;s Central Valley</a>, focusing on the confluence of land, labor, transcultural settlement, mobility, and agriculture in the lower San Joaquin Valley. Her 2013 grant, resulted in&nbsp;<em>City Cho...</em></p> First glimpse of Daniel Libeskind's design for Ngaren: Museum of Humankind in Kenya Justine Testado 2019-05-14T17:12:00-04:00 >2019-05-18T00:33:18-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Libeskind</a> unveiled their design for the proposed&nbsp;Ngaren: Museum of Humankind in Loodariak, Kenya. Commissioned by Dr. Richard Leakey, a renowned Kenyan paleoanthropologist, conservationist, and politician, the museum will be the first center of its kind that is dedicated to the research, discovery, and exploration of over 2 million years of human history. It'll also showcase Dr. Leakey's life work of fossil discoveries that have helped reveal the history of human evolution.<br></p> <p>Working with local Kenyan architects, Studio Libeskind is overseeing the design and construction of Ngaren. The museum will emerge from within the dramatic landscape of Rift Valley, where&nbsp;Kamoya Kimeu &mdash; a member of a team led by Dr. Leakey &mdash; first made the significant discovery of Turkana Boy, which is&nbsp;the most complete early-human skeleton ever found by far.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image courtesy of Studio Daniel Libeskind.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image courtesy of Studio Daniel Libeskind.</figcaption></figure><p>Described by Studio Libeskind as a vertical stalactite, the museu...</p> Canadian-based architecture firm KPMB Architects showcase how architects design for art Katherine Guimapang 2019-05-14T13:52:00-04:00 >2019-05-14T13:52:24-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museums</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">galleries</a> all over the world house some of the most valuable and sought after art pieces. Not only do these structures house art, but they also create the environment for art to live and be experienced with its surroundings. Canadian-based architecture firm <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KPMB Architects</a> collaborated with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">R&eacute;gis C&ocirc;t&eacute; et associ&eacute;s</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture49</a> to help transform and build two new museum experiences in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Canada</a>. With an emphasis in exhibiting and developing a new building for prominent art pieces and collections, KPMB and R&eacute;gis C&ocirc;t&eacute; et associ&eacute;s worked on the <em>Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG)</em> expansion and <em>Arts Court Redevelopment.</em> The new mixed-use building functions as a museum as well as a cultural, civic center in the heart of Ottawa. According to the design team, the goal of the project was to "create a destination for patrons of the arts as well as provide an identity for the OAG and the other arts organizations currently housed in the Arts Court."&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) Expansion and Ar...</figcaption></figure> Dan Ohlmann creates impossibly detailed miniature interiors Shane Reiner-Roth 2019-05-14T13:28:00-04:00 >2019-05-14T13:34:37-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>If you ever find yourself in Lyon, France, you'll want to make time for a visit to the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mus&eacute;e Miniature et Cin&eacute;ma</a>,&nbsp;one of the city's most peculiar museums.&nbsp;It is most notably for featuring Dan Ohlmann's impeccably detailed 1/10th and 1/12th scale models of architectural interiors.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>The Brooklyn Collection Miniature, by Dan Ohlmann.</figcaption></figure><p>His models are so realistic, in fact, that the only way their illusions can be broken is by the addition of the artist's body, whether that's a hand adding or removing a piece of furniture, his head poking through to revel in the model's completion, or even his whole body, as he was able to achieve in his rendition of a natural history museum.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Maxims de Paris Miniature, by Dan Ohlmann.</figcaption></figure><figure><p>His practice can be likened to that of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Demand</a>, a contemporary German artist that photographs intricate models of architectural spaces. The crucial difference is that while Demand destroys his models after photographing them, Ohlmann proudly displays his behind glass, a...</p></figure> Lipstick on anti-terror infrastructure Alexander Walter 2019-05-14T13:28:00-04:00 >2019-05-14T13:28:52-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Urban designers are increasingly being tasked with an emergent &lsquo;design challenge&rsquo; for public spaces: how best to deliver anti-terror infrastructure while generating a pleasant urban environment. By allowing themselves to be drawn into this challenge, and by dutifully working to respond with creative and constructive solutions, they are inadvertently helping to normalize a creeping &lsquo;fortification&rsquo; of our cities that in turn contributes to a wider process of &lsquo;bordering&rsquo; across the world.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Urbanist Alice Sweitzer and <em>Failed Architecture</em> editor Charlie Clemoes share their thoughts on a booming new design task, "making an increasingly aggressive urban situation more palatable to an ever more anxious citizenry."<br></p> See inside the Statue of Liberty’s new museum ahead of this week’s opening Dana Schulz 2019-05-14T12:56:00-04:00 >2019-05-15T10:31:04-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The Statue of Liberty is a universally recognized structure and symbol. But do most people know the story of its creation? Opening this Thursday, the new Statue of Liberty Museum aims to educate visitors about the history and legacy of the statue through immersive gallery spaces and artifacts. During a press preview last week, 6sqft toured the 26,000-square-foot museum and its landscaped roof, located on Liberty Island across from Lady Liberty herself.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>All photos by James and Karla Murray exclusively for 6sqft.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>All photos by James and Karla Murray exclusively for 6sqft.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>All photos by James and Karla Murray exclusively for 6sqft.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>All photos by James and Karla Murray exclusively for 6sqft.</figcaption></figure> Is Jeff Bezos' dream for a city in space just a sales pitch? Fred Scharmen breaks it down Katherine Guimapang 2019-05-13T21:00:00-04:00 >2019-05-15T19:34:27-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Now, in 2019, Jeff Bezos wants his private space company to take over the public imagination about life in space. Bezos is the head of a retail empire, and he knows how to sell an image, but what he&rsquo;s offering today is a watered-down version of nostalgia for yesterday&rsquo;s future. Bezos&rsquo;s proposal is a version of O&rsquo;Neill&rsquo;s project that somehow manages to look and feel less futuristic than its predecessor.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The possibility of humans living in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">space</a> is nothing new. Authors, scientists, and designers have all dreamed and formulated how this could be possible. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amazon</a> founder and CEO, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jeff Bezos</a>, recently pitched his idea for space habitation and how his private space company Blue Origin would make this possible. After looking at&nbsp; rendered images of Bezos' idea some have noticed the stark similarities between them and former Princeton physicist Gerard O'Neill's work presented in 1975. These similarities are intentional due to Bezos being a former student of O'Neill's. Architectural academic, designer and researcher <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fred Scharmen</a> shared with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CityLab</a> his thoughts on the new project and its relation to O'Neill's idea.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering of Gerard O'Neill's space colony made by Rick Guidice for NASA in the 1970s. Image &copy; NASA Ames Research Center</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendered image of Jeff Bezos" Blue Origin space city was inspired by former professor Gerard O'Neill. Image &copy; Blue Origin</figcaption></figure><p>"With so many similarities evident be...</p> First phase of Diller Scofidio + Renfro's London linear park, The Tide, to open in July Justine Testado 2019-05-13T19:43:00-04:00 >2019-05-13T19:43:34-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diller Scofidio + Renfro</a> is well into the process of building a new linear park, this time in London's Greenwich Peninsula &mdash; making it the city's first riverfront linear park. Dubbed as &ldquo;The Tide&rdquo;, the 5-kilometer park will link cultural and social attractions across the peninsula. DS+R was commissioned to design the project back in September 2015, and the first phase is scheduled to open to the public on July 5.</p> <p>Designed with architecture practice&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neiheiser Argyros</a>, the park is an elevated and ground-level walkway with programming split across both levels, resulting in a layered network of recreational, cultural, social, and wellness activities.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Aerial view of Phase 1 of The Tide. Rendering: Uniform, courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering: Uniform, courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro.</figcaption></figure><p>The first phase of The Tide will be 1 kilometer long and comprise a linear public walkway featuring installations by renowned artists, elevated gardens, pocket cafes, and a promontory overloo...</p>