Archinect - News 2019-03-26T12:46:22-04:00 REX's Necklace Residence brings a family's dream home one step closer to reality Justine Testado 2019-03-26T12:30:00-04:00 >2019-03-26T12:30:46-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">REX</a> recently unveiled the final design for the Necklace Residence, a yet-to-be-built, luxurious family dream home of its own kind. Overlooking the Long Island Sound, the intricately designed 43,500-square-foot project is an ensemble of five private family homes created for a husband and wife, their four children, and each of their children's future families. It was designed so that each home can be experienced autonomously while being part of a larger domestic network, like a necklace, REX describes.&nbsp;<br></p> <p>The Necklace Residence's layout also allows the family to experience different views of the surrounding landscape, from&nbsp;a dense forest on one side to the ocean on the other.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering &copy; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luxigon</a>.</figcaption></figure><p>Clad in highly reflective glass&nbsp;to blend into its natural landscape, the Necklace Residence also encompasses&nbsp;two shared pavilions: the Event Pavilion and the Entertainment Pavilion. The second and third tier beneath the main level have a garage, gym, home theater, indoor swimming pool, staff ar...</p> Google and Reddymade Architecture's Salone de Mobile installation explores design's impact on human biology Katherine Guimapang 2019-03-26T10:31:00-04:00 >2019-03-26T00:31:40-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The installation is called A Space for Being: Exploring Design&rsquo;s Impact On Our Biology, and it digs into the topic of neuroaesthetics&ndash;basically, the study of how beauty affects your brain. It&rsquo;s three rooms that will be set up in Spazio Maiocchi, built in conjunction with architect Suchi Reddy. They&rsquo;re not exactly identical, but each room decorated with the same furniture line from Muuto...</p></em><br /><br /><p>In 2018 <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google</a> debuted its first home installation at the Milan Furniture Fair, aka Salone de Mobile. Although the company's debut of its domestic software was not something new or revolutionary, it allowed for the multi-billion dollar company to enter the realm of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">spatial design</a> through their industrial design products. For this year's Salone de Mobile, Google has teamed with Suchi Reddy, founder of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Reddymade Architecture</a>, and Muuto to create an immersive design installation which will address the topic of neuroaesthetics.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Google makes its debut at Salone del Mobile 2018 with a special exhibition at Rosanna Orlandi&rsquo;s iconic gallery in Milan. Image courtesy of Google</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Google makes its debut at Salone del Mobile 2018 with a special exhibition at Rosanna Orlandi&rsquo;s iconic gallery in Milan. Image courtesy of Google</figcaption></figure><p>Google has already established itself as a front runner in enhancing the possibilities of home goods and design, however, according to their VP of Hardware design, Ivy Ross, Go...</p> 3XN unveils design for ​tallest timber office structure​ in North America Justine Testado 2019-03-26T09:12:00-04:00 >2019-03-26T01:12:42-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Danish firm <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3XN</a> revealed their design for T3 Bayside, which will be the first office structure to emerge in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toronto</a>'s Bayside neighborhood. Once built, at 42 meters high, the 10-story structure would reportedly be the tallest timber office building in North America. Currently in design development, the project is part of a 2,000-acre revitalization initiative that will transform the Toronto waterfront.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Exterior. Credit: 3XN.</figcaption></figure><p>Built using sustainable&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cross Laminated Timber</a>, T3 Bayside's two wooden buildings were designed to complement and activate its surrounding live-work-play neighborhood.&nbsp;Retail spaces will be located on all sides and a new central plaza will be surrounded by stepped community and shared spaces like galleries, flexible offices, and coworking facilities.<br></p> <p>&ldquo;Located along Queens Quay East and flanked by Merchant's Wharf, T3 Bayside presents an opportunity to enhance and enforce the existing master plan on multiple levels. Through a series of stepped roof terraces, the b...</p> Populous stretched 88,000 sq ft of fabric to create the skin for Minnesota's new Allianz Field stadium Mackenzie Goldberg 2019-03-25T20:16:00-04:00 >2019-03-26T08:42:08-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Construction recently completed on Alllianz Field, the soccer stadium that will be the new home to Minnesota United who plays their first game on April 13th against NYCFC.&nbsp;</p> <p>Designed by the Kansas-city sports architecture firm <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Populous</a>, Allianz Field draws its distinction from an exterior custom-tailored to the Twin Cities. Blending parametric design with old school steel-working techniques, the firm&nbsp;gave the 19,400-seat stadium an iconic skin inspired by Minnesota's abundant waters.&nbsp;</p> <p>Through many trials and tribulations, the firm was able to get the desired effect&nbsp;by taking 88,000 square feet of transparent and laminated fabric and stretching it over the structure's steel ribs. To give it a glow that recalls&nbsp;the Northern Lights (which fill the northern state's skies from late fall to winter), the mesh exterior has been backlight with 1,700 LED lights.&nbsp;</p> <p>Having built arenas such&nbsp;as Yankee Stadium and the London&nbsp;Olympics Stadium, Populous is well-versed in executing bold visions. "All ...</p> Studio Lotus uses adaptive re-use practices to transform a 15th century fortress precinct in India Katherine Guimapang 2019-03-25T18:40:00-04:00 >2019-03-26T12:16:30-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Delhi</a> based practice, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Lotus</a>, creates a winning project design that applies adaptive <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">re-use</a> techniques to transform the historic Mehrangarh Fort precinct in Jodhpur, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">India</a>. The&nbsp;new Visitor Centre and Knowledge Centre is set to create an alternative entrance to the Mehrangarh Fort. By using a metal and dry stone construction, the new design helps soften the site's high footfall with a low ecological impact. According to the studio, "it was pertinent that any additions or modifications to this dense fabric intertwined with the existing structure through expressive and adaptable additions that make the most of modern construction technology, yet stand deferential to the historic site&rsquo;s timeless magnificence."</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Visitor Centre and Knowledge Center at Mehrangarh Fort Image &copy; Studio Lotus</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Visitor Centre and Knowledge Center at Mehrangarh Fort (overhead view) Image &copy; Studio Lotus</figcaption></figure><p>The center consists of a series of interconnected decks that descends from the entrance of the Palac...</p> Parking Madness 2019: Which urban transformation will take home the trophy? Alexander Walter 2019-03-25T18:19:00-04:00 >2019-03-25T18:20:05-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>This year&rsquo;s parking crater tournament has us feeling something past contests never did: Hopeful. We asked readers for the best examples of surface parking lots turned dynamic urban places around the country. We got a great response, with some really exciting transformations. We had to eliminate a few contestants to whittle it down to the Sweet 16.</p></em><br /><br /><p>If you've enjoyed the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">America&rsquo;s Sorriest Bus Stop</a> contest, organized annually by <em>Streetsblog</em>, and are looking for an alternative 'Madness'-themed tournament this March, then this is for you: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Parking Madness 2019</a> kicked off just a few days ago and pits 16 successful surface parking lot transformations in the U.S. and Canada against each other.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image via Streetsblog USA</figcaption></figure><p>Fill in your brackets now with these hopeful contenders:</p> <ul><li>Kansas City</li><li>Minneapolis</li><li>Oakland</li><li>Atlanta</li><li>Houston</li><li>Boston</li><li>Pittsburgh</li><li>Portland</li><li>Providence</li><li>Austin</li><li>D.C. Pike</li><li>D.C. NoMa</li><li>Indianapolis</li><li>Toronto</li><li>Albuquerque </li><li>Tampa</li></ul><p>Minneapolis' Downtown East development already crushed the Kansas City Power &amp; Light District transformation <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in the first round</a>, and Oakland's MacArthur BART Station is in the ring against Atlanta's Candler Park MARTA Station <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">right now</a>.</p> <p>Which city is your bet to take home the coveted 'Most Improved Crater' award?<br></p> Checking in with Scarlet Architects' social living experiment ten years later Mackenzie Goldberg 2019-03-25T15:01:00-04:00 >2019-03-25T18:44:55-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>In 2009, Jane Aimer and Lindley Naismith of the Auckland-based firm Scarlet Architects decided to embark on a social experiment. Rather than the typical single family home, Aimer and Naismith wanted to design a co-living space for their two separate families.&nbsp;</p> <p>Friends since the second year of architecture school,&nbsp;the two were interested in exploring the notion of intensification and community. "We could see a way we could all support each other," Aimer <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recalls</a> to the New Zealand site,&nbsp;<em>Stuff</em>.&nbsp;</p> <p>The result was a set of adjoining townhouses that provided each of their families with separate living spaces while having shared facilities such as a front lobby, a large roof deck, and back gardens integrated throughout.&nbsp;</p> <p>Ten years later, the families are still living side by side, and their unique housing typology has been perfectly adaptable to the growing realities of multigenerational living as their aging parents lived next door, and their adult children returned home.&nbsp;</p> <p>The concept of co...</p> Zumthor's LACMA makeover will be smaller than anticipated, new renderings show Alexander Walter 2019-03-25T14:49:00-04:00 >2019-03-26T11:57:41-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The project's latest iteration does not diverge significantly from its prior form, but does make adjustments to the Zumthor building's size and footprint. The most notable changes are a reduction in the square footage of the proposed building from approximately 390,000 to less than 350,000 square feet. Additionally, the removal of several planned galleries on the building's upper level will shorten its maximum height from 85 feet to 60 feet.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The recently published <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">final environmental impact report</a> for the ambitious $650m <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles County Museum of Art redesign</a> shows Peter Zumthor's swooping new building somewhat shorter and smaller than in previous planning iterations.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Atelier Peter Zumthor &amp; Partner/The Boundary</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Atelier Peter Zumthor &amp; Partner/The Boundary</figcaption></figure><p>A new, revised timeline also cuts the expected construction period from previously 68 months to an estimated 51-month stretch.</p> <p>Still in the books is the plan to span the building over Wilshire Boulevard, one of LA's major thoroughfares.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Atelier Peter Zumthor &amp; Partner/The Boundary</figcaption></figure> Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #214 Justine Testado 2019-03-25T14:27:00-04:00 >2019-03-25T14:27:42-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>It's time for another Archinect Employer of the Day weekly round-up! Check out the latest profiled firms amid the thousands of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">active listings</a>&nbsp;on our job board. If you don't already, follow Employer of the Day on&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, where we showcase a firm every day, along with a gallery of their work.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>And check out the new&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Jobs Visualizer</a>&nbsp;website for a visual way track the firms currently hiring!</p> <p>Here's a recap of the latest EOTD-featured firms:</p> <p>1. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>SOM</strong></a> (<a href=";album_id=10156741627327247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image &copy; SOM | Brick Visual.</figcaption></figure><p><strong>2.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>REX</strong></a></strong> (<a href=";album_id=10156743875867247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image &copy; Luxigon.</figcaption></figure><p><strong>3.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects</strong></a></strong> (<a href=";album_id=10156748210167247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo &copy; Liao Yusheng.</figcaption></figure><p><strong>4.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Handel Architects</strong></a></strong> (<a href=";album_id=10156750071487247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo courtesy of Handel Architects.</figcaption></figure><p><strong>5.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Doug Aitken Workshop</strong></a></strong>&nbsp;(<a href=";album_id=10156745930382247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br><em>This firm currently has no active listings.</em></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Conner MacPhee, courtesy Doug Aitken and Library Street Collective.</figcaption></figure><p>K...</p> 2019 Serpentine Pavilion architect ​Junya Ishigami draws criticism for unpaid internships in Japan Justine Testado 2019-03-22T16:01:00-04:00 >2019-03-25T13:44:08-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>A few weeks after <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">being commissioned</a> to design the 2019 Serpentine Pavilion, Junya Ishigami + Associates and the Serpentine Galleries are now under fire after it emerged&nbsp;that the big-name firm uses unpaid interns in Japan,&nbsp;the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects' Journal&nbsp;reported today</a>.</p> <p>An email sent by Junya Ishigami + Associates in response to a student seeking an internship opportunity lists a set of &ldquo;conditions&rdquo;, which include unpaid interns having to provide their own software and computer equipment, and working Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight for a period of at least 8-12 weeks. Artist/designer Adam Nathaniel Furman <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">tweeted</a> a screenshot of the email last week...</p> <p><br><br></p> <p>Though controversial in the UK,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">unpaid internships</a> are still common practice in Japan. Before opening his own practice, Ishigami worked for SANAA &mdash; who has <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">also been criticized</a>&nbsp;in the past for not paying their interns &mdash; until 2004.&nbsp;</p> <p>According to the Architects' Journal, the Serpentine Gallery said &ldquo;it was not aware the practice used ...</p> Gehry's Guggenheim Bilbao lights up covered in Jenny Holzer projections this week Alexander Walter 2019-03-22T15:45:00-04:00 >2019-03-25T13:44:12-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents Jenny Holzer: Thing Indescribable, a survey of work by one of the most outstanding artists of our time. This exhibition features new works, including a series of light projections on the facade of the museum, which can be viewed each night from March 21 to March 30.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"The artist&rsquo;s aim is to engage the public by creating evocative spaces that ask viewers to consider and potentially define their positions on contentious issues including the global refugee crisis, violence against women, and systemic abuses of power," reads the description of the new exhibition <em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jenny Holzer: Thing Indescribable</a></em>.</p> <p>"The exhibition features newly created works, including electronic signs animated by robotic assemblies, paintings, and light projections. Writing by Basque, Spanish, and international poets will be projected onto the museum&rsquo;s facade after dark from March 21 to March 30, creating a series of nighttime public events."</p> <a href=";utm_medium=loading" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href=";utm_medium=loading" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Indescriptible es la mejor palabra que describe la exposici&oacute;n &ldquo;Jenny Holzer. Lo Indescriptible" #Inauguraci&oacute;n #HolzerGuggenheimBilbao Patrocina #Fundaci&oacute;nBBVA</a><br> A post shared by <a href=";utm_medium=loading" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Museo Guggenheim Bilbao</a> (@museoguggenheim) on Mar 22, 2019 at 4:02am PDT<br><p>Frank Gehry's buildings are no strangers to becomin...</p> Everything's Gonna Be Great; A Conversation with Eva Hagberg Paul Petrunia 2019-03-22T15:40:00-04:00 >2019-03-23T11:06:45-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>On this episode of Archinect Sessions we're&nbsp;joined by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eva Hagberg</a>, a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NY-based writer</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architectural consultant</a>. Our conversation covers Eva&rsquo;s architectural studies at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Princeton</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Berkeley</a>, and how that transitioned into a successful writing career spanning <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture criticism</a> to writing about her own life in her recently published memoir <em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How to Be Loved</a></em>. We also talk about the unique personality traits of architects and her approach to helping architects communicate.<br></p> <p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 138 of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a>, &ldquo;Everything's Gonna Be Great&rdquo;.</p> <ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://pcast//" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>:&nbsp;subscribe&nbsp;with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p><br></p> Sales of High Line condos at Zaha Hadid's 520 West 28th Street sluggish Alexander Walter 2019-03-22T13:58:00-04:00 >2019-03-25T22:03:22-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The high-end condo building at 520 W. 28th St. along the High Line that the company completed roughly two years ago appears so far to be a rare bust. According to property records, only 16 of the building's 39 units have sold, a roughly 40% sell through that shrinks to an even smaller percentage when measured by square footage. That's because the building's largest and most expensive apartments, including its three penthouse units, all remain unsold.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>How 'bout this one? Nothing? Photo: Hufton+Crow.</figcaption></figure> Our weekly wrap-up of new design competitions worth checking out Bustler Editors 2019-03-22T12:00:00-04:00 >2019-03-21T20:54:38-04:00 <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> Spring has arrived! Here are 10 fresh examples of architectural landscapes & outdoor spaces. Alexander Walter 2019-03-22T09:00:00-04:00 >2019-03-22T15:44:15-04:00 <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>Outdoors</em></a>.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manitouwabing Lake Residence</a> in Parry Sound, Canada by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MJMA</a><br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">QUAD HOUSE</a> in Beijing, China by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ARCHISTRY design&amp;research office</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">Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization</a> in Toronto, Canada by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PLANT Architect Inc.</a>; Photo: Steven Evans Photography<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">Borough High Street Hotel</a> in London, UK by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LTS Architects</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">Skyline Residence</a> in Santa Barbara, CA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ShubinDonaldson</a>; Photo: Jeremy Bittermann<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">House</a> in Geumsan, South Korea by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">studio_GAON</a>; Photo: Youngchea Park<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">Hood Cliff Retreat</a> in Hood Canal, WA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wittman Estes Architecture + Landscape</a>; Photo: Andrew Pogue<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">Xinzhai Coffee Manor</a> in Yunnan, China by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Trace Architecture Offi...</a></p> Could the photos and videos taken by visitors to the Vessel really become its private property? Shane Reiner-Roth 2019-03-21T19:50:00-04:00 >2019-03-25T11:19:48-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The Hudson Yards development has been the subject of much recent criticism, but it is a notice in its Terms &amp; Conditions that has crossed the line for many of its visitors. Effective March 19th, one would find this warning article on the Vessel's website:</p> <p><em>7. NOTICE OF FILMING OR RECORDING. I agree that all photographs, audio recordings, and video footage taken of me while at the Vessel, and any derivative works (&ldquo;Recordings&rdquo;), will be the sole property of Company. As the owner of the Recordings, Company has the unconditional, irrevocable right (exercisable by Company or by third parties on Company&rsquo;s behalf) to reproduce, display and use the Recordings, including for advertising, marketing and promotional purposes, in all media and formats, whether now known or later developed. I further authorize Company to store the Recordings on a database and transfer the Recording to third parties in conjunction with security and marketing procedures undertaken by Company.&nbsp;</em></p> <p>This one paragraph ha...</p> Studio Libeskind to redesign Museo Regional de Tarapacá for Chile's Regional Anthropological Museum of Iquique Justine Testado 2019-03-21T19:46:00-04:00 >2019-03-22T16:22:10-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Daniel Libeskind</a> released a few images of their proposed design of the new Museo Regional de Tarapaca&#769; for the Regional Anthropological Museum of Iquique in northern <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chile</a>. The project is part of a larger development plan led by Mayor&nbsp;Mauricio Soria Macchiavello and his team.&nbsp;</p> <p>Dubbed by the studio as &ldquo;El Dragon de Tarapaca&#769;&rdquo;, the&nbsp;new 3,760m2 building will replace the old museum built in 1892, which can currently display only 20 percent of their collection. Featuring the signature sharp, angular forms of a Libeskind building, the new museum's design was inspired by the Atapaca Desert's stark landscape and Iquique's urban dune, the &ldquo;Cerro Dragon&rdquo;.&nbsp;Exhibitions in the new building will&nbsp;display 6,000 years of northern Chilean history.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Courtesy of Studio Libeskind.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Courtesy of Studio Libeskind.</figcaption></figure><p>A sloped garden will lead up to the building's entrance hall, which will be topped by a cafe that overlooks the Southern coastline. Three pairs of parallel vertical walls shape the major space...</p> Dodi Moss/Edoardo Tresoldi's design for the Italian Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai evokes classical architecture in wire mesh Alexander Walter 2019-03-21T16:12:00-04:00 >2019-03-21T16:12:48-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The architectural competition to design the Italian Pavilion for <a href="" target="_blank">Expo 2020 Dubai</a> under the theme "Beauty Unites People" recently selected carlorattiassociati as the winning proposal, and Gianluca Peluffa &amp; Partners as the second prize winner.&nbsp;</p><p>The third place was given to a team led by emerging Genoa-based design firm Dodi Moss in collaboration with shooting-star artist <a href="" target="_blank">Edoardo Tresoldi</a> and SCA as the architect of record.&nbsp;</p><p>Take a look at team Dodi Moss' proposal below.&nbsp;</p> As we celebrate its 130th birthday, we look at the copycats inspired by the Eiffel Tower Shane Reiner-Roth 2019-03-21T15:35:00-04:00 >2019-03-21T17:54:00-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><em>"Beyond its strictly Parisian statement, it touches the most general human image-repertoire: its simple, primary&nbsp;shape confers upon it the vocation of an infinite cipher ... [Gustave] Eiffel saw his Tower in the form of a serious&nbsp;object, rational, useful; men return it to him in the form of a great baroque dream which quite naturally touches&nbsp;on the borders of the irrational."</em></p> <p><em>- Roland Barthes, &ldquo;The Eiffel Tower,&rdquo; 1964</em></p> <p>Who would have guessed that the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eiffel Tower</a>, a widely despised structure at the time of its completion exactly 130 years ago, would not only become an icon, but the <em>icon of icons</em>? Did its image become so pervasive in the modern era because it is not a sacred monument, as Roland Barthes had observed, but rather a secular one? Is it because it signaled the escalation of the Industrial Revolution, both in its simplicity and its ingenuity of structural form?</p> <p>Whatever the reason, the iconic structure has inspired over 30 imitators spread across the globe of varying scales ...</p> School Studio's “Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear” wins Folly/Function 2019 Justine Testado 2019-03-21T15:06:00-04:00 >2019-03-21T15:06:47-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Out of 64 international submissions, &ldquo;Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear&rdquo; by Brooklyn-based <a href="" target="_blank">School Studio</a> was the grand prize winner of the <a href="" target="_blank">2019 Folly/Function competition</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>The yearly Architectural League of New York competition invites emerging architects and designers to propose a temporary outdoor installation that explores art and architecture, while also addressing and improving the conditions of the Socrates Sculpture Park in New York. The 2019 edition challenged entrants to design and fabricate an entry kiosk that will be placed at the park entrance this summer.</p> 'We believe there is no good Brexit:' British architects respond to impending EU withdrawal Alexander Walter 2019-03-21T13:59:00-04:00 >2019-03-25T12:01:56-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Just like manufacturing, architecture is dependent on international trade. British architects export their services, bringing back work and revenues, while a net influx of foreign architects fills offices: A fifth of the profession nationwide is foreign, and in London, a third, according to British architect Piers Taylor. Norman Foster, who heads Foster + Partners, more than 1,000 architects strong, said, &ldquo;My practice absolutely depends on talent, and much of that talent is foreign.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The <em>Los Angeles Times</em> details responses of leading British architects, including&nbsp;David Chipperfield, Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, in the light of the looming March 29 deadline for the UK to officially leave the EU&mdash;if this <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brexit</a> happens without further delay.</p> <p>"Chipperfield has emerged as architecture&rsquo;s Churchill in the letter-writing campaign, as he has waged an eloquent, diplomatic campaign of letters to the Royal Institute of British Architects and the <em>Guardian</em>, among others," writes Joseph Giovannini for the <em>LAT</em>. "Like other 'remainers' who mainly argue staying in the EU in economic terms, Chipperfield does acknowledge the economic advantages of remaining, but he points out that commercial criteria and the myopia of money have crowded out the philosophical and political debate."</p> <p>Last June, the <em>AJ</em> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reported</a> that prominent UK architecture firms, Foster + Partners and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, even considered leaving London for the European Union if Brexit meant a significan...</p> Zaha Hadid-designed Danjiang Bridge in Taiwan scheduled for 2024 opening Justine Testado 2019-03-20T18:11:00-04:00 >2019-03-20T18:13:02-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>After winning <a href="" target="_blank">the competition</a> back in 2015, <a href="" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects</a> was appointed to design the Danjiang Bridge in Taiwan. Today, ZHA announced the start of construction on the 920-meter structure, which will reportedly be the world's longest single-mast, asymmetric cable-stayed bridge, ZHA says. As of right now, the $405.2 million bridge will be constructed in 68 months and open in 2024.</p> This AI converts simple sketches into photorealistic landscapes—and architecture will be next Alexander Walter 2019-03-20T15:10:00-04:00 >2019-03-21T13:37:42-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Today at Nvidia GTC 2019, the company unveiled a stunning image creator. Using generative adversarial networks, users of the software are with just a few clicks able to sketch images that are nearly photorealistic. The software will instantly turn a couple of lines into a gorgeous mountaintop sunset. This is MS Paint for the AI age.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The&nbsp;GauGAN&nbsp;image creation system Nvidia presented this week is an impressive foreshadowing of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AI</a>'s rapid advancement into creative fields, like art and architecture&mdash;and a frightening example of the increasing ease of producing (nearly) photorealistic&nbsp;inauthentic imagery.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Screenshot of the GauGAN app. Image: Nvidia.</figcaption></figure><p>The possibilities of this crude demo tool for future, more sophisticated architectural application are hauntingly plentiful, and the company already hints at exactly that in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">its announcement</a>: "GauGAN could offer a powerful tool for creating virtual worlds to everyone from architects and urban planners to landscape designers and game developers. With an AI that understands how the real world looks, these professionals could better prototype ideas and make rapid changes to a synthetic scene."</p> <p>Demonstration of Nvidia's GauGAN system. Video via Nvidia on YouTube.</p> <p>Since neural networks generate creations based on the set of images they have been trained on, will the creative r...</p> Snøhetta's underwater restaurant, first of its kind in Europe, completes Mackenzie Goldberg 2019-03-20T14:47:00-04:00 >2019-03-21T13:37:44-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>This week, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Europe's first underwater restaurant</a> (and the largest of its kind in the world) will open its doors to its first set of diners. Guests will be treated to a 15 to 18 course set menu featuring dishes that showoff locally sourced ingredients like sea arrow grass and Norwegian berries, as well as a lot of seafood.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo by Ivar Kvaal.</figcaption></figure><p>Under, which has the dual meaning in Norwegian of "below" and "wonder," has been designed by the international firm&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta</a>, who have had a recent string of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">buzzed-about</a> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architectural proposals</a> amongst which the submerged dining room has stood out prominently.<br></p> <p>Sitting 16 feet underwater, construction for the project was an <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ambitiously orchestrated affair</a>.&nbsp;The restaurant had to be built on a barge near the coast and then towed 600 feet to its intended location. To submerge the&nbsp;reinforced concrete structure, developers filled it with 450 tons of water and secured it to the sea floor with 18 anchoring points. The rather delicate and exciting feat ...</p> Architecture Billings Index in February dips but remains positive Alexander Walter 2019-03-20T13:52:00-04:00 >2019-03-22T14:12:05-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Architecture firm billings growth softened in February but remained positive, according to a new report today from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA&rsquo;s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for February was 50.3, down from 55.3 in January. Indicators of work in the pipeline, including inquiries into new projects and the value of new design contracts remained positive.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"Overall business conditions at architecture firms across the country have remained generally healthy,&rdquo; said AIA Chief Economist Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, PhD. &ldquo;Firms in the south recorded continued strong design activity, likely reflecting a healthy regional economy and ongoing rebuilding from the catastrophic 2018 hurricane season."</p> <p>The American Institute of Architects reports these key&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ABI</a>&nbsp;stats for the month of February:</p> <ul><li>Regional averages: South (58.3), West (51.6), Northeast (51.5), Midwest (51.3)&nbsp; </li><li>Sector index breakdown: mixed practice (57.2), commercial/industrial (53.9), multi-family residential (51.6), institutional (50.9)&nbsp; </li><li>Project inquiries index: 59.8&nbsp; </li><li>Design contracts index: 53.1</li></ul><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em>All graphs represent data from February 2018 - February 2019. Images provided by the American Institute of Architects.</em></p> Get Lectured: School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Spring '19 Justine Testado 2019-03-20T12:54:00-04:00 >2019-03-20T12:54:34-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Spring 2019</a></strong></p> <p>It's time for Archinect's latest&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>, an ongoing series where we feature a&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">school</a>'s lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back regularly to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</em></strong></p> <p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SAIC Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects</a>' Mitchell Lecture Series for Spring 2019 continues with a multi-disciplinary line-up of speakers. Upcoming events include lectures by Alfred Zollinger, Nicole L'Huillier, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luftwerk</a>, and Renee Gladman, and the conversation &ldquo;Calibrated Lens: A Focus on South Side Narratives&rdquo; &mdash; which will feature Lee Bey, Candace Ming of South Side Home Movie Project, and Eric Hotchkiss with Mejay Gula as moderator.&nbsp;</p> <p>Check out previous posters on the Get Lectured&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest</a>&nbsp;page.</p> <p><em>Want another way to share y...</em></p> Coworking real-estate empire We Company announces smart cities initiative Mackenzie Goldberg 2019-03-19T17:17:00-04:00 >2019-03-19T17:17:34-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>We Company, formerly known as <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WeWork</a>, has announced plans to launch a smart cities program. Since its founding in 2010, the real-estate empire has collected an enormous amount of data on how people work and live, using that information&nbsp;to shape its more than 600 spaces. As the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">global coworking company expands</a> its brand to tackle residential real estate (WeLive) and education (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WeGrow</a>), it is hoping to use its aggregated information to reenvision the future of our cities.</p> <p>To do so, We Company has hired Di-Ann Eisnor, the former <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Waze</a> executive, and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dror Benshetrit</a>, the designer and futurist whose eponymous studio is known for their pioneering object and installation designs. Together, the two (alongside engineers, architects, data scientists, biologists, and economists) will use their innovation of the tech sector to address problems of urbanization and climate change.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>WeGrow NYC, We Company's first elementary school; designed by Bjarke Ingels Group. Photo by Dave Burk.</figcaption></figure><p>In recent years,...</p> 'Flintstone House' owner sued by neighbors. Eyesore or Yabba-dabba-doo? Alexander Walter 2019-03-19T14:30:00-04:00 >2019-03-22T02:55:33-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The &ldquo;Flintstones&rdquo; home in northern California appears to take its architectural cues from the town of Bedrock. The experimental house was built in the 1970s using a technique that involved spraying concrete to create curved walls. The result is a building where Fred and Wilma would feel at home, and it has become a landmark for drivers passing on I-280.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Neighbors of the quirky home in the affluent town of Hillsborough in Northern California aren't exactly fans of the prehistoric-looking architecture, nor the collection of large metal dinosaur and woolly mammoth sculptures on the property, and have sued the current owner, businesswoman Florence Fang, for permit violations and creating "a highly visible eyesore" that is "out of keeping with community standards." The colorful "YABBA-DABBA-DOO" letters along the driveway did not seem to have much of an appeasing effect either.</p> <p>According to the home's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wikipedia entry</a>, the structure at&nbsp;45 Berryessa Way was originally designed by architect William Nicholson and built in 1976 "as one of several experimental domed buildings using new materials." The facade got its deep orange hue in 2000, and the house sold to Florence Fang in 2017 for $2.8 million.<br></p> <p>Check out some impressions from the realtor's website for the property (all images via <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>).</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure> Archinect Outpost to host artist Thomas Demand for book signing of The Complete Papers Shane Reiner-Roth 2019-03-19T13:34:00-04:00 >2019-03-19T15:01:43-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Join us at&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Outpost</a>&nbsp;on March 29th, from 7-9pm to host artist <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Demand</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Complete Papers</a>, the comprehensive survey of the artist's photographs to date.<em>&nbsp;</em>Published by&nbsp;MACK Books, The Complete Papers&nbsp;is an extensive volume encompassing all of Thomas Demand&rsquo;s work over the past 28 years, together with the most critical texts written about his practice.&nbsp;</p> <p>Thomas Demand will be in attendance to sign books. Limited copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event, first come first serve, or you can <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reserve a copy from our online store</a>, to pick up at the event or have shipped to you. You can also RSVP for the event <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Thomas Demand, Space Simulator, 2003. Chromogenic Print On Diasec </figcaption></figure><p>From MACK Books: "The book includes previously unseen early works from 1990, together with reference reproductions on every one of his pieces. A newly commissioned interview with Russell Ferguson, new texts by Jeff Wall and Alexander Kluge, contributions by Parveen Adams, Franc...</p> Chicago's Aon Center will have tallest exterior glass elevator in North America​ Justine Testado 2019-03-19T13:13:00-04:00 >2019-03-21T09:20:17-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>In the next few years, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago</a>'s iconic Aon Center will be getting a shiny, new glass-sheathed exterior elevator that is set to be the tallest of its kind in North America. Designed by locally based <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Solomon Cordwell Buenz</a> (SCB), the elevator &mdash; which will be tucked into the northwest corner of the tower &mdash; is part of the upcoming &ldquo;The Observatory at Aon Center&rdquo;. Construction begins this spring.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Courtesy of Solomon Cordwell Buenz.</figcaption></figure><figure><p>At street level, visitors will first go through the geometric entry pavilion, which will contain ticketing functions, retail, and entertainment. Visitors will then hop into a pair of glass-walled double-deck <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">elevators</a>, which will transport them 1,000 vertical feet up the 83-story building in just about 60 seconds.&nbsp;The glass shaft will be anchored at every fourth floor of the tower.<br></p><p><br></p><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Courtesy of Solomon Cordwell Buenz.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Courtesy of Solomon Cordwell Buenz.</figcaption></figure><p>Once visitors reach the public observatory at the top of the tower, they'll be greeted by a panoramic view of th...</p>