Archinect - News 2018-06-19T20:26:42-04:00 Supertall 35 Hudson Yards tops out at 1,009 feet Alexander Walter 2018-06-19T16:12:00-04:00 >2018-06-19T16:12:55-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Progress on the second highest tower in the Hudson Yards mega-development has reached a milestone. 35 Hudson Yards has officially topped out at 1,009 feet. Now that it has reached that height, it is the ninth tallest structure in New York City and 19th tallest in the United States. Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group are responsible for the development. Next door, 30 Hudson Yards is tantalizingly close to topping out, but the milestone has not yet officially occurred.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering of what the completed 35 Hudson Yards will look like. Image courtesy of Related-Oxford.</figcaption></figure> This fun Instagram captures the quirky designs of Japan's public toilets Justine Testado 2018-06-19T15:34:00-04:00 >2018-06-19T18:20:52-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Photogenic is probably not the first word that comes to mind upon hearing the phrase &ldquo;public restroom&rdquo;. But the Instagram account&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">toilets_a_go_go</a> by Tokyo-based photographer Hidefumi Nakamura proves that public toilets shouldn't have to look bland and gross.&nbsp;</p> <p>Since starting the Instagram account last January, Nakamura has posted over 200 photos of quirky public toilets across Japan, and he describes the surroundings and unique design elements of each one in the captions. The idiosyncratic restrooms show off colorful art, sleek modernist forms, and tiled typographics, and a few are even shaped like storybook-themed tree stumps!&nbsp;Over time, he grew to appreciate the fun assortment of designs. &ldquo;Perhaps because the architects can do it freely,&rdquo; he tells <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CNN</a>.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo via toilets_a_go_go/Instagram.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo via toilets_a_go_go/Instagram.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo via toilets_a_go_go/Instagram.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo via toilets_a_go_go/Instagram.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo via toilets_a_go_go/Instagram.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo via toilets_a_go_go/Instagram.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo via toilets...</figcaption></figure> Shortlisted projects unveiled for 2019 Dulwich Pavilion Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-06-19T15:01:00-04:00 >2018-06-19T15:01:38-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Dulwich Picture Gallery</a> and the <a href="" target="_blank">London Festival of Architecture</a> have unveiled the six shortlisted projects for the 2019 Dulwich Pavilion, to be built next summer within the historic grounds of the Sir John Soane-designed South London art gallery. The initiative&mdash;which follows the success of the gallery's <a href="" target="_blank">first pavilion in 2017</a>&nbsp;by <a href="" target="_blank">IF_DO</a>&mdash;asked entrants to&nbsp;design a &rsquo;temporary welcome space&rsquo; featuring a caf&eacute; or bar that will hold public events and summer programming. Out of 150 submissions, the six selected schemes come from <a href="" target="_blank">Caswell Bank Architects</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">PUP Architects</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">e10 studio</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Flea Folly Architects</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Pricegore</a> with designer <a href="" target="_blank">Yinka Ilori</a>, and&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Projects Office</a>.</p><p>Unlike London's other major temporary summer structure the <a href="" target="_blank">Serpentine Pavilion</a>,&nbsp;which gives big international names their first chance to build in Britain, this South London rival offers up its yard to emerging, typically local, practices and practitioners. Only two years in, its budget is smaller and its profile, lower than the Serpent...</p> Foster + Partners hints at possibility of leaving London over Brexit Alexander Walter 2018-06-19T14:50:00-04:00 >2018-06-19T14:52:26-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The UK&rsquo;s largest practice, Foster + Partners, says it would consider moving its headquarters from London if Brexit meant it could no longer attract the world&rsquo;s best architects [...] Less than a quarter of the architects based at Foster + Partners&rsquo; huge Battersea head office are UK nationals &ndash; with around a half from EU countries. In total, the firm employs 1,061 staff in the UK including 353 architects.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In an interview with <em>The Architects' Journal</em>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster + Partners</a> managing partner Matthew Streets didn't rule out leaving London if attracting and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">employing</a> "the globe&rsquo;s brightest stars to maintain its position as world leaders"&nbsp;in a United Kingdom outside of the European Union became impossible.</p><p>The <em>AJ</em> also reports about similar <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brexit</a>-related workforce concerns from another UK architecture powerhouse, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners</a>.</p> David Adjaye reveals interiors for luxury FiDi condo, his first NYC tower Devin Gannon 2018-06-19T13:29:00-04:00 >2018-06-19T13:30:59-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>With&nbsp;construction officially underway&nbsp;and&nbsp;sales&nbsp;launching&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">130 William Street</a>&nbsp;later this month, it&rsquo;s time to take a closer look inside the 800-foot skyscraper designed by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Adjaye</a>.&nbsp;Interiors at the 66-story Financial District condo tower contain luxurious finishes made of materials sourced from all over the world.&nbsp;Each of the 244 residences, which range from studio to four-bedroom units, will feature oversized arch windows and wide-plank white oak flooring.</p><figure><img src=""><figcaption>Rendering via Binyan</figcaption></figure><p>&ldquo;In defining the design for 130 William, I not only sought to celebrate New York City&rsquo;s heritage of masonry architecture, referencing the historical architecture once pervasive upon one of the city&rsquo;s earliest streets,&rdquo; Adjaye said. &ldquo;However, and more importantly, 130 William has been crafted to focus on the new possibilities of urban, vertical living.&rdquo;</p> <figure><img src=""><figcaption>Rendering via Binyan</figcaption></figure><p>Adjaye custom-designed the hardware and fixtures, including faucets, showerheads, and door handles, with a burnished bronze finish thro...</p> Looking for your first post-grad architecture job? This simple guide offers pro tips from the people who may hire you Justine Testado 2018-06-19T11:54:00-04:00 >2018-06-18T20:54:15-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>For many new architecture school graduates, it's on to the next big step: Landing your first professional job. Architecture learning platform <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Black Spectacles</a> teamed up with the&nbsp;American Institute of Architecture Students to create &ldquo;How To Get A Job In Architecture&rdquo;, a step-by-step white paper that's full of tips and strategies to help you break into the profession.&nbsp;</p> <p>The online guide includes straightforward advice directly from practicing architects and industry HR professionals from some of the world's top design firms, whether you need help in sharpening your networking game, the pros and cons of working at large and small firms, the application process, navigating your job offer, and more.</p> <p>To download a free copy of the guide, submit a form on Black Spectacles' website <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.<br></p> <p>Want more job-hunting tips here on Archinect? Check out our&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EMPLOY(ED)</a> series or learn&nbsp;from top firms in&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How To Get A Job At ___</a>.&nbsp;You can start your job search with our <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Curated Job Picks</a>, and access hundreds...</p> This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2018-06-19T04:00:00-04:00 >2018-06-18T17:59:19-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>This week, as the <a href="" target="_blank">London Festival of Architecture</a> surges on, explore the impact of architecture on medical facilities, see the work of the next generation of architects, or visit an interpretation of the primitive HUT for the modern age. Make sure you go along to 'Don't Move Improve' this weekend if you are thinking about some DIY, and get out over the weekend to your local celebrations for <a href="" target="_blank">'The Great Get Together'</a>&hellip; because after all, what is architecture without a community of people?&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations.</p> Yayoi Kusama 'Narcissus Garden' on view at the Rockaways this summer Alexander Walter 2018-06-18T19:09:00-04:00 >2018-06-18T19:10:34-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama&lsquo;s reflective&nbsp;Narcissus Garden, which she first showed at the Venice Biennale in 1966, is set to open in the Rockaways on July 1. The work, which is comprised of 1,500 mirrored, stainless steel orbs, will be installed in a former train garage at New York&rsquo;s Fort Tilden, a former US military base on the beach. Kusama&rsquo;s Narcissus Garden was also on view at Philip Johnson&rsquo;s Glass House in 2016 and at&nbsp;England&rsquo;s Chatsworth House in 2009.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Gateway National Recreation Area at Fort Tilden, T9 building. Site of Yayoi Kusama&rsquo;s Narcissus Garden for Rockaway! 2018. Image courtesy MoMA PS1. Photo: Pablo Enriquez.</figcaption></figure><p>"Narcissus Garden was first presented in 1966 when Kusama staged an unofficial installation and performance at the 33rd <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice Biennale</a>," explains the project description issued today by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA PS1</a>. "The silver spheres, originally made from plastic, were installed on the lawn in front of the Italian Pavilion, reflecting the landscape of the exhibition grounds. Kusama herself stood among them, barefoot and dressed in a gold kimono, alongside yard signs inscribed with the words 'Narcissus Garden, Kusama' and 'Your Narcissism for Sale.' Throughout the opening day of the exhibition, Kusama remained in the installation, tossing the spheres in the air and offering to sell them to visitors for 1200 lire (approximately $2) each. The action, which was viewed both as self-promotion and a critique on the commercialization of cont...</p> Winners of the Pape Nature Park Gateway competition Justine Testado 2018-06-18T18:39:00-04:00 >2018-06-18T18:39:13-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Pape Nature Park Gateway</a> is the second of a competition series focusing on Latvia's 51,000-hectare Pape Nature Park. Competition organizer Bee Breeders invited participants worldwide to send their ideas for a new functional, landmark entrance for the park. The competition jury evaluated the entries based on feasible construction, cost effectiveness, and consideration of environmental impact. In the end, three prize winners, a BB Student Award, and six honorable mentions were selected. Have a look at them below.</p><p><strong>1st place + BB Green Award: &ldquo;LEARNING FROM ASCETISM - Against austerity: for a fundamentalist materialism&rdquo; by Arthur Schoeler, Corentin Dalon | Belgium</strong><br></p> Guerrilla Grafting: fruit activists turn city trees into (free) food sources Alexander Walter 2018-06-18T15:28:00-04:00 >2018-06-19T10:12:05-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>After pothole gardeners and pavement crack fillers, the Guerilla Grafters are the next urban hacking collective that wants to make streets a better places for everyone. The collective sees grafting branches of fruit trees onto trees in the streets as an opportunity to provide free access to food to urbanites. The process of adding a small branch to an existing city tree is considered vandalism. However, that doesn&rsquo;t stop the Guerilla Grafters [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>"The Guerrilla Grafters are not welcomed by everyone," writes Doris Tielemans for <em>Pop-Up City</em>&nbsp;about this branch (no pun intended) of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fruit Activism</a>. "Most trees in cities don&rsquo;t grow fruit for a reason."</p> Artist Christo's London Mastaba is open to the public with a corresponding exhibition Hope Daley 2018-06-18T15:18:00-04:00 >2018-06-19T14:07:38-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Artist Christo's&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">London Mastaba</a>, a temporary floating sculpture on The Serpentine lake, is now open to the public and will be on view for the next three months. Celebrated artists Christo and his late wife Jeanne-Claude are known for their&nbsp;ambitious sculptural works that intervene in urban and natural landscapes around the world and temporarily alter both the physical form and visual appearances of sites.&nbsp;</p> After Friday's fire, Glasgow School of Art Mackintosh building might be saved from demolition Justine Testado 2018-06-18T14:48:00-04:00 >2018-06-18T15:02:32-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The surviving shell of Glasgow School of Art&rsquo;s Mackintosh building, devastated by fire last weekend, is expected to be saved from demolition, council officials have said. [...] Fire crews are still working on the last remaining hotspots and are not expected to allow investigators, damage assessors and structural engineers into the structure until Wednesday at the earliest.</p></em><br /><br /><p>After the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glasgow School of Art</a>'s Mackintosh building suffered through&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">yet another devastating fire</a>&nbsp;last Friday night,&nbsp;the art school, Glasgow City Council, and Historic Environment Scotland are coming to an agreement that the building should be saved.&nbsp;However, this does not mean a decision has been made to reconstruct the building to Mackintosh's original design, a council spokesman told The Guardian.&nbsp;An operational sprinkler system was not installed at the time of the fire, although &ldquo;a fire strategy had been in place for the renovation and reconstruction&rdquo;.</p> <p></p> Construction equipment manufacturers 'extremely disappointed' with Trump's tariffs Alexander Walter 2018-06-18T14:33:00-04:00 >2018-06-18T14:35:19-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The American Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has criticised the Trump Administration over the introduction of 25% tariffs on $50bn of Chinese imports. Chinese goods affected include types of construction and agricultural equipment. [...] Since Trump&rsquo;s trade announcement on Friday, China has said it will impose a similar 25% tariff, also worth $50bn.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"We&rsquo;re extremely disappointed with the Trump administration&rsquo;s decision to move forward with these harmful tariffs," said&nbsp;Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) President Dennis Slater in a statement last Friday. "This move jeopardizes many of the 1.3 million good-paying manufacturing jobs our industry supports. The expected retaliatory actions by China&nbsp;also raise costs for equipment manufacturers that rely on a vast supply chain around the world, further eroding the benefits of the recent tax reform. We will continue to fight to end these tariffs immediately."</p> <p>The latest round of tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on a variety of goods imported from&nbsp;China comes on the heels of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">steel and aluminum tariffs</a> that went into effect on March 23, 2018.&nbsp;</p> <p>Need an explainer on how the 25% steel tariff could affect the construction cost of your architectural project? Nick Butcher, Cost/Risk Group Managing Director at&nbsp;MGAC,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">put it into context</a> for us.</p>... Bryony Roberts Studio riffs on the geometries of the original gallery flooring for 2018 League Prize Exhibition Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-06-18T13:52:00-04:00 >2018-06-18T16:57:13-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>On Thursday, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League of New York</a> will open up their annual exhibition featuring work from the six <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">League Prize winners</a> for this year. Honoring designers ten years or less out of school, the prestigious award has become highly sought after by promising young practitioners hoping to join the ranks of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Billie Tsien</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rick Joy</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neil Denari</a>, all of whom received the award long before becoming recognizable names in the architecture world.&nbsp;</p> <p>This years theme was Objective, asking entrants to respond to the prompt: How do we define or understand architecture in a post-truth world? Byrony Roberts, a 2018 League Prize recipient and founder of the New York-based design and research practice that shares her name, has decided to approach the question by building off her work that seeks to occupy, re-enact, and re-vision historically charged spaces.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image Courtesy Bryony Roberts Studio.</figcaption></figure><p>"Assuming that we don&rsquo;t have an objective, scientific, absolute understanding of ...</p> This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Bustler Editors 2018-06-18T12:00:00-04:00 >2018-06-18T18:00:36-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Wondering what architecture and design events are happening around Los Angeles?&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;put together a snappy list of architecture and design events coming up this week. Our latest picks: A screening of Hal Ashby's 1970 film, &ldquo;The Landlord&rdquo;; &ldquo;Alternative Spaces: That Was Then/This Is Now&rdquo; at LAXART; and &ldquo;Korean Inspiration: A Night of Art &amp; Exploration&rdquo; at LACMA.&nbsp;Read on for our latest&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">weekly event recommendations</a>.&nbsp;</p> This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Bustler Editors 2018-06-18T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-06-18T18:01:00-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Wondering what architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;are happening around town this week in New York City?&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;rounded up a snappy list of event recommendations worth checking out. This week's picks: Van Alen Institute's &ldquo;FLOW! Getting Around the Changing City!&rdquo; festival, a screening and talkback of &ldquo;Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America&rdquo;; and the 2018 AIA Conference.&nbsp;Read on for our latest&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">weekly event recommendations</a>.</p> Stainless Steel Bollard Covers Provide Security in Style Sponsor 2018-06-18T08:00:00-04:00 >2018-06-15T18:56:17-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";bg=FFFFFF&amp;auto=compress&amp;format&amp;w=1028&amp;h=120"></a></p></figure><p><strong><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Reliance Foundry</a></em></strong></p> <p>Long before they began making the news as protection against vehicle attack, security bollards were an important part of the urban landscape. These useful little posts stand guard in front of storefronts, utility meters, playgrounds, and sidewalks.</p> <p>Bollards are useful because they don&rsquo;t impede traffic; they create a permeable perimeter for foot traffic. Bicycles, strollers, and wheelchairs can also easily pass through a line of bollards. As an alternative to a<br>fence, wall, or berm, bollards create security for pedestrians without slowing them down.</p> <p>As a security feature, bollards can provide a sense of safety&mdash;but they should not be an eyesore, nor create the feeling of living in a bunker. Decorative bollard sleeves, like Reliance Foundry&rsquo;s newly introduced <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">stainless steel bollard cover line</a>, can provide aesthetic enhancements to a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">security perimeter</a>. Not just guards, bollards are also guides. They direct traffic while protecting people ...</p> Glasgow School of Art engulfed by fire, again! Anthony Morey 2018-06-16T16:00:00-04:00 >2018-06-18T13:03:15-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Flames ripped through the celebrated Mackintosh building after it caught fire at about 23:20 on Friday. The blaze spread to nearby buildings, including the Campus nightclub and O2 ABC music venue, which suffered "extensive damage". The renovated Mackintosh library had been due to reopen next year.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> A call for cities to own the curb as transit startups invade the streets Hope Daley 2018-06-15T17:14:00-04:00 >2018-06-15T17:14:58-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>With more options that ever for getting around cities, and finite space, the question of how we use this infrastructure, and who controls it, is more important than ever. By regulating how these new transportation options evolve, cities can potentially bring about a more sustainable, multimodal, and less car-centric transit future.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Our city curbs are&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">transportation</a> battles for space in the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">flow of traffic</a>. While private tech <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">startups</a> are producing popular transportation solutions, such as Bird's electric scooters, the city is the one paying to build and maintain these public spaces. An upswing in dockless vehicles has far reaching potentials for cities to achieve sustainable goals, if they can reassert their ownership.&nbsp;</p> South Korean construction companies expect big business in the north Alexander Walter 2018-06-15T16:07:00-04:00 >2018-06-16T20:18:03-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>In the wake of the Singapore summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, South Korean builders are planning for a flood of infrastructure projects in the northern half of the peninsula. The Construction Association of Korea plans to hold a forum for construction companies, research institutes and public entities on 25 June to discuss possible projects and funding arrangements.</p></em><br /><br /><p>While <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Koreans</a> on both sides of the Military Demarcation Line appear increasingly hopeful in the wake of recent friendly diplomatic exchanges, it's the deep-pocketed <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">South Korean</a> industrial conglomerates that have started to map out the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">north</a>'s opportunities for&nbsp;development. Shares in&nbsp;Hyundai Asan,&nbsp;Daewoo Engineering &amp; Construction, Samsung C&amp;T, and retail giant Lotte are trending up.</p> Jean Nouvel's MoMA luxury tower 53W53 tops out at 1,050 feet tall Justine Testado 2018-06-15T15:39:00-04:00 >2018-06-15T17:32:12-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Back in January, the Jean Nouvel-designed MoMA tower was on the heels of reaching its full 82-story height and now, that milestone has been accomplished. Last week, the long-awaited supertall, named 53W53, topped out and it now stands at 1,050 feet tall, tying with the New York Times building and the Chrysler Building as the city&rsquo;s sixth tallest building.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Jean Nouvel's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ultra-luxurious MoMA tower 53W53</a>&nbsp;is now topped out to its full height at 1,050 feet. Once completed, the tower will include 145 residential units designed by Thierry Despont, amenities, and new MoMA galleries and a restaurant that are expected to open in 2019. You can check out recent construction photos of the tower on the blog&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Field Condition</a>.</p> Elon Musk’s Boring Company selected to build Chicago airport high-speed transit tunnel Alexander Walter 2018-06-15T14:53:00-04:00 >2018-06-15T14:56:21-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Autonomous 16-passenger vehicles would zip back and forth at speeds exceeding 100 mph in tunnels between the Loop and O&rsquo;Hare International Airport under a high-speed transit proposal being negotiated between Mayor Rahm Emanuel&rsquo;s City Hall and billionaire tech entrepreneur Elon Musk&rsquo;s The Boring Co., city and company officials have confirmed. Emanuel&rsquo;s administration has selected Musk&rsquo;s company from four competing bids to provide high-speed transportation between downtown and the airport.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Musk's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boring Co.</a> beat out established engineering firms, including Mott MacDonald and JLC Infrastructure, even though it has famously been in business for less than two years and only has a test tunnel near the company's headquarters in the Los Angeles area to show for as construction experience.</p> Results of the Irish Cult Music Venue Competition have been announced Hope Daley 2018-06-15T14:10:00-04:00 >2018-06-18T13:29:31-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Participants were challenged in the <a href="" target="_blank">The Irish Cult Music Venue Competition</a>&nbsp;with envisioning the renovation of a music venue located in Leap, a village in County Cork Ireland. With a rich music culture, this site builds on the&nbsp;Connolly&rsquo;s of Leap venue which is located on a steep hill next to a ravine and waterfall. The existing site contains a music venue building, family quarters, and a collection of outbuildings used for storage.&nbsp;</p><p>All projects were tasked with re-thinking the site to offer a unique setting for musical performance through&nbsp;refurbishing the existing venue, and by expanding the site to include programs such as an external performance, a bar, a cafe or restaurant, external seating area, a recording lab, management offices, a creative workshop and studio spaces etc.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>1st Prize: "The Leap" by Ian O'Brien, Enrique Garcia Bla&#769;zquez, and Oliver James</strong><br>Country: United Kingdom</p> Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #183 Justine Testado 2018-06-15T13:59:00-04:00 >2018-06-15T14:01:51-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>It's time for another Archinect Employer of the Day weekly round-up! Check out the latest firms profiled amid the thousands of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">active listings</a>&nbsp;on our job board. If you don't already, get each day's Employer of the Day by following us on&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, showcasing a firm every day, along with a gallery of their work.&nbsp;</p> <p>Here are the latest EOTD-featured firms:</p> <p>1. <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wittman Estes Architecture +&nbsp;Landscape</a>&nbsp;</strong> (<a href=";album_id=10156115963267247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect / Designer</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Wittman Estes Architecture + Landscape.</figcaption></figure><p>2. <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Waechter Architecture</a> </strong>(<a href=";album_id=10156122302027247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Director of Business Development</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Lara Swimmer.</figcaption></figure><p>3. <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Abramson Teiger Architects</a></strong> (<a href=";album_id=10156120212582247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Job Captain</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Abramson Teiger Architects.</figcaption></figure><p>4. <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Workshop Design +&nbsp;Architecture</a>&nbsp;</strong>(<a href=";album_id=10156118158322247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Junior Designer for Architecture &amp; Interiors Studio</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Kate Glicksberg.</figcaption></figure><p>5. <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects</a>&nbsp;</strong>(<a href=";album_id=10156124710052247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Matthew Carbone.</figcaption></figure><p>Keep track of&nbsp;<em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Employe...</a></em></p> Pull back the negative and discover the brutal charm of the European capitals’ suburbia! Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-06-15T13:58:00-04:00 >2018-06-15T13:58:34-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Poland-based&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zupagrafika</a>&nbsp;has long made their fascination with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brutalism</a> known, selling a range of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pop-out and build concrete modernist structures</a> from cities around the world. Now, the design studio has launched a new photo project for Brutalist fans to enjoy, that allows buyers to "remove the negative and discover the brutal charm of European suburbia."</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>Described as interactive photo boxes, the four packets&mdash;focused on the cities of Warsaw, Berlin, Moscow and London&mdash;come with 8 interactive cards, resembling Polaroid 55 films. Users are expected to pull the negative apart, revealing images of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">post-war modernist estates</a>.<br></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><p>&ldquo;Modernist housing estates erected in the suburbs of European cities after the Second World War have been ignored and neglected for decades,&rdquo;&nbsp;says Zupagrafika. "Although they are homes to the vast majority of urbanites, many would rather they were invisible."&nbsp;Through these photographs,&nbsp;shot by Zupagrafika along with photographers Alexander Veryovkin and Peter Chadwick...</p> Our weekly wrap-up of new design competitions worth checking out Bustler Editors 2018-06-15T12:00:00-04:00 >2018-06-14T19:36:47-04:00 <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> Get to know the publishers represented at Archinect Outpost, Part 3 of 3 Archinect 2018-06-15T11:00:00-04:00 >2018-06-14T18:34:46-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>In anticipation of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">launch party</a> of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Outpost</a>, our new retail initiative in Downtown LA&rsquo;s Arts District, we present part 3 of the curated collection of small-run, independently published architecture periodicals we will have on display:</p> <p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Place-Holder</a></strong></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em>PLACE-HOLDER</em> is a Canadian magazine that attempts to capture the life of architecture and design. It is an active catalogue of design, for contemporary use and future reference, a repository and mediator of ideas that are floating in the collective memories of architects and designers.</p> <p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Plat Journal</a></strong></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em>PLAT</em> is an independent architectural journal, supported and edited by students of Rice Architecture, whose purpose is to stimulate relationships between design, production, and theory. Plat operates by interweaving professional and academic work into an open and evolving dialogue which progresses from issue to issue.</p> <p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">POOL</a></strong></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em>POOL</em> is the student magazine of the Department of Architecture &amp; Urban Design at the University of Californi...</p> 10 stunning homes for your Friday inspiration Archinect 2018-06-15T08:00:00-04:00 >2018-06-15T13:43:33-04:00 <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>Houses</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">Peter's House</a> in San Francisco, CA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Craig Steely Architecture</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">Forest &lt;&gt; House</a> in Northern California by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">envelope A+D</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">F-5 Residence</a> in Indian Wells, CA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio AR&amp;D 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">Koehler House</a> in Saint John, Canada by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Snow Kreilich Architects</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">Mountain Wood</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Walker Warner 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">iA_house</a> in Pozuelo de Alarc&oacute;n, Spain by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LAND&Iacute;NEZ+REY architects [eL2Gaa]</a>; Photo: Ra&uacute;l del Valle<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">Grasshopper Studio</a> in Seattle, WA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wittman Estes Architecture + Landscape</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">Winnwood Residence</a> in Dallas, TX by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5G Studio Collaborative</a>; Photo: Adam Mork<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">Starlight Cabin</a> in Coconino County, Arizona by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Ma</a></p> <p><br></p> <p>Click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to see m...</p> 11 architecture job opportunities with firms previously featured on Archinect Hope Daley 2018-06-14T18:43:00-04:00 >2018-06-14T18:43:31-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Over the years we have highlighted many unique firms on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect</a> diving into exciting and innovative work being done in the field. Throughout our ongoing investigations into these practices, certain firms may have peaked your interest&mdash;now is your chance to join them! This week we have rounded up opportunities at firms previously featured on our site with active listings on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Jobs</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Take a look below and be sure to check out the firm's feature if you missed it!&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly Architects</strong> is currently hiring an <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Proposals and Marketing Coordinator</a>.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>UCSF Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building by Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly Architects, located in San Francisco, CA. Image: Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly Architects &copy; Bruce Damonte.</figcaption></figure><p><strong></strong>We <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">featured Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly Architects last year</a> in our "How to Get A Job"&nbsp;series to discuss how candidates can stand out when applying; be sure to read their answers before you apply!&nbsp;</p> <p>The firm is looking for a well-organized and self-motivated individual with...</p> Zaha Hadid Architects’ Morpheus hotel in Macau to open tomorrow Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-06-14T17:40:00-04:00 >2018-06-18T08:58:17-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Opening its doors tomorrow, the Morpheus hotel is already set to become one of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Macau</a>'s most opulent addresses.&nbsp;Located on the southern edge of China, the&nbsp;area often touted as the "Las Vegas of Asia" has become the region's most popular entertainment destination, welcoming more than 32 million tourists a year and housing a new breed of mega, casino resorts that make the ones in Nevada look modest.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo by Virgile Simon Bertrand.</figcaption></figure><p>Joining their ranks, the Morpheus hotel will very soon be adding another 770 hotel rooms and sky villas to City of Dreams, a massive 1,400-room integrated resort complex on the Cotai Strip. It is the final chapter for&nbsp;Melco Resorts and Entertainment&rsquo;s&nbsp;sprawling resort development, and also happens to be one of the final buildings designed by the late <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid</a>. Intimately involved with the project prior to her passing, the 150,000-square-meter, 40-story complex is complete with all the posh details one has come to expect.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo by Ivan Dupont.</figcaption></figure><p>With its openin...</p>