Archinect - News 2018-02-21T16:03:02-05:00 AECOM and luis vidal + architects selected for Boston airport modernization Alexander Walter 2018-02-14T13:15:00-05:00 >2018-02-14T13:19:22-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) has chosen global infrastructure firm AECOM and luis vidal + architects to handle the remodeling of Boston Logan International Airport&rsquo;s Terminal E. The team won the design competition due to their collaborative proposal, which also satisfied Massport&rsquo;s functional requirements.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This major remodeling of&nbsp;Boston Logan International Airport&rsquo;s Terminal E will be lead by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AECOM</a> as the prime consultant and architect/engineer of record, and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">airport</a> design specialist <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">luis vidal + architects</a> as the vision architect.</p> <p>A press statement summarizes the proposed improvements: "The modernization program will incorporate significant renovations to the existing international arrivals and customs hall, utilizing a combination of roof and window designs to maximize natural light and efficiency. Intuitive wayfinding, spatial clarity and first class hospitality will transform the arrival experience for those entering the country at Boston Logan Airport. The iconic roof, designed following the sun path, proposes two skylights facing north, in the form of eyelashes, protecting the interior from direct sun exposure. On the south, the roof gently strokes down the fa&ccedil;ade to reveal a number of openings that face downtown Boston, offering departing passengers a last and memorable view ...</p> 2018 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship is now open Hope Daley 2018-02-08T14:02:00-05:00 >2018-02-14T12:39:06-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The 2018 <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA</a> Norman Foster Traveling <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Scholarship</a>, supported by the Norman Foster Foundation, is now open and accepting applications from enrolled architecture students globally. One winner will be awarded a &pound;7,000 grant by a panel of judges, which will include Lord Foster and RIBA President Ben Derbyshire.</p> <p>Now in its 11th year, the scholarship focuses on international research, in a location of the student&rsquo;s choice, related to the survival of towns and cities. Previous winners have travelled through the Americas, Europe, Africa, South East Asia, the Middle, and Russia.</p> <p>The list of institutions invited to nominate students is selected by the RIBA and approved by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster + Partners</a>. As in previous years, this list will include all institutions that offer qualifications validated by the RIBA or are recognized by the Commonwealth Association of Architects. For the first time this year, a large number of schools listed under other recognition systems are now also being invited to take pa...</p> Architects Thomas Kelley and Carrie Norman among the 45 2018 Fellows named by United States Artists Anthony Morey 2018-01-17T12:30:00-05:00 >2018-01-17T12:59:18-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>United States Artist (USA) has announced their family of 45 fellows for 2018. Their areas of disciplines range from art and architecture, to literature and writing, to name a few, and are awarded an unrestricted $50,000 to pursue any range of curiosities, proclivities and/or trajectories the awardees may have. The grant is specifically intended to bestow the grantee the financial freedom to undergo research in a manner that would be impossible if not for the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">award.</a> This year's Architecture &amp; Design fellows are Carrie Norman and Thomas Kelley&nbsp;of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norman Kelley</a>,&nbsp;along with the public artist, Amanda Williams.</p> <p>The grantees are selected by genre-specific panels of experts from more than 500 artists nominated by their peers, then confirmed by USA&rsquo;s board. As stated by the United States Artists President &amp; CEO Deana Haggag. "I could not be more thrilled with the 2018 USA Fellows, or with the tremendous artistic output, and potential, they represent... They produce some of the most moving, i...</p> Foundation by Volkan Alkanoglu & Matthew Au Anthony Morey 2018-01-15T13:09:00-05:00 >2018-01-15T13:58:22-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Volkan Alkanoglu</a> has a prolific history of producing provocative interventions that playfully embrace the audience while researching and experimenting with the limits of color, geometry, depth and the representational techniques which use them. From his Cloudscape playground in Florida to his eruption of Plumes throughout the country, Volkan has found a delicate balance between tectonics, art, architecture and the image.</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514" alt="image: VA | DESIGN" title="image: VA | DESIGN"></a><figcaption>image: VA | DESIGN</figcaption></figure></figure><p>His most recent addition to his body of work completed with a partnership with Designer Matthew Au is no exception.&nbsp; Foundation, an installation in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lee Hall III, on the Clemson University Campus</a> consists of two formations: the visual and physical extension of the roof form on the wall as a 3Dimensional reading of the building, and the unique and custom folded golden structures which are inspired by the geometry of the building as well as the techniques used by students during their academic studies.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>image: VA | DESIGN</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>image: VA | DESIGN</figcaption></figure><p>The implement...</p> YeouiNaru Ferry Terminal Proposal by Preliminary Research Office Anthony Morey 2018-01-12T14:45:00-05:00 >2018-01-12T14:46:01-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Preliminary Research Office</a>, headed by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yaohua Wang</a>, Dingliang Yang and Chloe Natan&eacute;l Brunner, has shared their proposal for the YeouiNaru Ferry Terminal. The proposed Ferry Terminal is situated upon Seoul&rsquo;s Han River and is surrounded by both natural and urban landscapes. The project uses playful graphic and perspectival looseness to foster endless elevations and gradual sense of proximity and approach.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering (Image: Preliminary Research Office)</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering (Image: Preliminary Research Office)</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering (Image: Preliminary Research Office)</figcaption></figure><p>PRO's proposes looks for walkways to connect each platform into the surrounding park and the Han River promenade. The promenade itself steps down upon intersection with the terminal, maintaining continuous circulation along the waterfront.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p> <figcaption>Rendering (Image: Preliminary Research Office)</figcaption><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering (Image: Preliminary Research Office)</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering (Image: Preliminary Research Office)</figcaption></figure><p>At the center of the structure, PRO designs the intersection of two lar...</p> Burning Man reveals 2018 Temple design: Galaxia Alexander Walter 2018-01-04T17:25:00-05:00 >2018-01-04T17:34:53-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Galaxia celebrates hope in the unknown, stars, planets, black holes, the movement uniting us in swirling galaxies of dreams. A superior form of Gaia in Isaac Asimov&rsquo;s Foundation series, Galaxia is the ultimate network, the fabric of the universe connecting living beings into one entity.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Rejoice burners &mdash; the design for the 2018 Temple has been unveiled: 'Galaxia' by London-based French architect&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arthur Mamou-Mani</a>.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>"Galaxia is shaped of 20 timber trusses converging as a spiral towards one point in the sky," describes the <em>Burning Man Journal</em>. "The triangular trusses form different paths towards a central space holding a giant 3D printed mandala, the heart of Galaxia. The timber modules start large enough to hold small alcoves in which people can write in peace. As participants walk through the path, the timber modules lift up and become thinner and thinner towards the sky as people reach the central mandala."</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>Mamou-Mani is no stranger to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Burning Man</a>: he and his&nbsp;MArch students at the University of Westminster's WeWantToLearn studio (taught jointly with with Toby Burgess) have been contributing art installations to the annual event site, Black Rock City in the Nevada desert, for the past six years:&nbsp;Shipwreck, Fractal Cult, Hayam Sun Temple, The Infinity Tree, Reflectio...</p> Architects who won big in 2017 Justine Testado 2017-12-28T09:00:00-05:00 >2017-12-26T19:29:32-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Throughout <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2017</a>, many of architecture's most prestigious accolades went to a diverse group of architects who have long dedicated their work to inclusivity, interdisciplinary collaboration, and sustainability &mdash; all important qualities that are increasingly moving to the forefront of architectural practice and research. Moreover, highly anticipated competitions like MoMA PS1's Young Architects Program, the Wheelwright Prize, and the Fairy Tales competition hint at the ideas brewing in the minds of today's generation of designers.</p> <p>Listed in no particular order, here's Archinect's 2017 round-up of the most shared and talked-about news of architects who won big.</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem, Ramon Vilalta named 2017 Pritzker Prize Winners</strong></a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta. Photo: Javier Lorenzo Dom&iacute;nguez.</figcaption></figure><p>RCR Arquitectes co-founders&nbsp;Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem, and Ramon Vilalta were collectively named the 2017 Pritzker laureates in March &mdash; marking the first time in Pritzker histo...</p> Most Popular Features of 2017 Anthony Morey 2017-12-25T11:00:00-05:00 >2017-12-26T00:31:03-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>From job auditions and activism to artificial intelligence and life beyond architecture, 2017 brought upon a very eclectic collection of top features of the year. Looking back, we collected the the most relished and savored; which one did you love?<br><br><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architecture of Artificial Intelligence</a></strong></p> <figure><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=728&amp;dpr=2"></figure><p>What is the role of the architect in the never ended advancement of technology, automation and now, the arrival of artificial intelligence? Working through various perspectives such as issues of social research, design decision-making we worked our way through the possible outcomes and speed bumps of today&rsquo;s reality.&nbsp;<br></p> <p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What&rsquo;s Wrong with Academia? On Alternative Schools of Architecture</a></strong></p> <figure><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=728&amp;dpr=2"></figure><p>From <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Free School of Architecture</a>, Beatriz Colomina&rsquo;s project, Radical Pedagogies and SCI-Arc&rsquo;s Theory and Pedagogy program, the current state of architectural education, profession and methods have been a hot topic of 2017 along with being the main focus of endless institutional symposia, lectures, and exhibitions. F...</p> Make New History: Same Old Criticism Anthony Morey 2017-12-18T14:40:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Many non-architects have found it difficult to understand the show, which is titled &ldquo;Make New History&rdquo; and displays more than 140 designs from over 20 countries at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St. The wall labels, which are supposed to help viewers understand what they&rsquo;re seeing, are often written in jargon-laced archi-babble. Without guides to translate, many visitors would be lost. It&rsquo;s the equivalent of putting a hurdle between the audience and the material.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Disengaged from the public, inaccessible, and impenetrable are just some of the newly minted adjectives being used to describe Chicago's second Architecture Biennale, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Make New History</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>This should not come as a surprise, the show has had a lackluster reception on multiple fronts and while the premise of 'Make New History' sounded titillating to say the least, it called upon much of the same makes of the last history, and even further, participants of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previous</a>&nbsp;Biennale to produce and <em>make</em> it.&nbsp;</p> <p>Such is a challenge for Exhibitions, Biennials and Triennials, with the endless cacophony of manifestoes, criticality and production erupting within our discipline, it is not the presentation that is in need but engagement. What and how can the general public learn from the prolific production of 'vertical cities' or 'super models' if they have no way into the discussion or our insider perspective and thus are left with a sensation of an architectural exclusivity, narcissism and self procl...</p> From London to Kuala Lumpur: Serpentine Pavilion on the move. Anthony Morey 2017-12-14T12:07:00-05:00 >2017-12-14T18:14:58-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The Serpentine Pavilion 2017, designed this year by Germany-based architect Francis Kere, will be moved to Malaysia by early next year. &ldquo;Thanks to the generous donations by a group of philanthropists, Ilham Gallery now has a prestigious architectural commission in its collection. &ldquo;It was a surprising yet very welcome bit of news to be the new custodian of this exciting work,&rdquo; said Ilham Gallery director Rahel Joseph.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In an exciting and unexpected outcome, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Francis Kere's serpentine pavilion</a> will be given renewed life with a permanent move to Kuala Lumpur next year. With the final site still unknown, the transition was made possible by a plethora of donations and support.&nbsp;</p> <p>The short shelf life and physical ephemerality of architecture's competitions and their constructs have become a potent theme of debate in contemporary discourse, and as such, it is invigorating to see such a positive outcome to the Serpentine's pavilion competition.</p> <p>Kere's pavilion was inspired by the tree that serves as a central meeting point for life in his home town of Gando, Burkina Faso, Francis K&eacute;r&eacute; design is a responsive Pavilion that seeks to connect its visitors to nature &ndash; and each other. An expansive roof, supported by a central steel framework, mimics a tree&rsquo;s canopy, allowing air to circulate freely while offering shelter against London rain and summer heat.</p> <p>To see a walkthrough of the pavilion's inception and ins...</p> VeloCity win The Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition. Abigail Banfield 2017-12-12T05:45:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Winning &ldquo;The Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition&rdquo; is the all-women team behind VeloCity. The competition is focused on the Cambridge &ndash; Milton Keynes &ndash; Oxford&nbsp; arc, which currently is home to leading tech hubs and universities, as well as some 3.3 million people. The area is set to build on its productive history and its skilled workforce to become an area of rich success.&nbsp;</p> <p>The VeloCity plan is commended for its reimagining of the village model, and its consideration of technology and modern needs in adapting this social structure for the 21st century. Using transport as an impetus for developing the plan, the scheme will benefit from the introduction of a new rail system for the area, which will connect towns and cities. On the smaller scale, the development will put in place a strategical network of pedestrian and cycle routes, which explore and encourage the decreased need for movements by car.&nbsp; </p> <p>VeloCity clusters around six villages close to a new Oxford-Cambridge...</p> University of Bristol appoints Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, Hawkins\Brown, and BuroHappold for new University Library Abigail Banfield 2017-12-11T11:49:00-05:00 >2017-12-13T12:37:29-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The University of Bristol, in the South West of England, is set to recieve a new &pound;80 million library development on its Clifton campus by 2021. The team for the project is formed of Hawkins\Brown, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects and BuroHappold. The architect-led team has extensive previous experience in the education sector and libraries, including <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the new Bartlett building</a>, the Sir Duncan Rice Library, and the University of Exeter&rsquo;s Forum respectively.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <figure><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514&amp;dpr=2"><figcaption>Image: University of Bristol</figcaption></figure><p>The contemporary design was selected from international competition entries, beating submissions from AHMM, Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and Atkins with Sn&oslash;hetta. The design was commended for its acknowledgement of context; it takes into account the conservation setting and builds on the university&rsquo;s high sustainability standards and goals. </p> <p>The building will form a welcoming gate into the Clifton campus, which will be rejuvenated and redeveloped over the coming 5 years, e...</p> Storefront is looking for NYC's next iconic image Hope Daley 2017-12-04T18:57:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>What model best represents new visions and values of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York City</a>? Cast your vote today for the new&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">icons</a> of New York and influence which souvenirs will represent the city next. The top three winners will be presented to the Mayor Bill de Blasio as New York City's newest icons.&nbsp;</p><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Midnight Commercial by KIT BKLYN</figcaption></figure><p>Icons will be selected from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Storefront for Art and Architecture</a>'s exhibition <em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Souvenirs: New New York Icons</a></em>, open through December 9th. This is&nbsp;the second iteration of Storefront&rsquo;s model show and includes commissions of 59+ objects that redefine New York's iconic imagery.&nbsp;Drawing inspiration from each of the city's Community Districts, over 59 architects, artists, and designers have reimagined the referential images forming the global perception of the city and have proposed new understandings of the urban experience.&nbsp;</p> <p>Vote for your top three icons&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Mosul scheme focuses on housing some of the city’s 900,000 internally displaced people post-liberation Weston Williamson 2017-10-31T19:05:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>A prototype affordable housing scheme for post-Daesh Mosul by Weston Williamson + Partners has received an honourable mention in the Rifat Chadirji Prize.&nbsp; It was the only UK entry among the finalists.&nbsp;</p> <figure><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028"></figure><figure><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028"></figure><p>The prototype focuses on housing some of the city&rsquo;s 900,000 internally displaced people who will be returning to their homes following its liberation.&nbsp; It addresses the long term housing crisis as well as the situation immediate post-occupation and suggests a predominantly autonomous, self-build housing process.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <figure><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028"></figure><p>Opportunities for choice and adaptation over time are incorporated, ingraining sustainability through a sense of ownership. People can build what they need as they need it; funding is used more efficiently and more directly. </p> <figure><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028"></figure><p>In the short term, data about the current condition of the city can be gathered through crowd-sourcing mechanisms.&nbsp; Waste material from the city centre can be cleared to the city periphery, to be processed into basic building materials, for a range ...</p> The International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam releases their Curator Statement, Research Agenda and Call for Practices for IABR—2018+2020 Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-10-23T18:55:00-04:00 >2017-10-23T19:33:30-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The next&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam</a>&nbsp;(IABR) will be split in two parts, the first held in 2018 and the second in 2020. Appropriately dubbed IABR&mdash;2018+2020, it will be based in both the Netherlands and Belgium&nbsp;and&nbsp;will use the UN&rsquo;s Sustainable Development Goals and the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris Agreement</a>&nbsp;on Climate Change (COP21) as its impetus.</p> <p>Curated by Floris Alkemade of Floris Alkemade Architectm (the Chief Government Architect of the Netherlands), Flemish Government Architect Leo Van Broeck of Bogdan &amp; Van Broeck, and Joachim Declerck of the Belgian practice Architecture Workroom Brussels, the trio calls on innovative practices from around the globe to participate in&nbsp;<em>The Missing Link</em>: a three-year (from early 2018 to summer 2020) program of knowledge sharing, peer supervision, and joint research by design including presentations and debates at the biennales of 2018 and 2020.&nbsp;</p><figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p></figure><p>This experimental program aims to see practices from various domains and continents and with different bac...</p> NY Governor Cuomo selects Mott MacDonald and Grimshaw-led team to implement $10-billion JFK Vision Plan Alexander Walter 2017-09-25T13:26:00-04:00 >2017-09-25T13:26:58-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>[...] announced the Port Authority's selection of a Mott MacDonald-led consulting team [...] for the redevelopment of John F. Kennedy Airport. This announcement is the next major step in the Governor's plan to transform JFK Airport - which welcomes more international passengers to the United States than any other U.S. airport -- into a unified, world-class operation to accommodate substantial forecasted passenger growth, while helping to further boost the New York City regional economy.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image via JFK Vision Plan</figcaption></figure><p>Without mentioning specific details at this point, the announcement from Governor Cuomo lays out the general scope of this ambitious airport redevelopment project based on the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">January report</a> from the Airport Advisory Panel, including "the creation of a seamless, interconnected terminal system, world-class customer service, a vastly overhauled roadway access network to reduce time-consuming bottlenecks, enhancements to JFK AirTrain together with the expansion of rail mass transit with the focus on developing a one-seat ride to and from the airport, development of modern cargo facilities and improvements to aeronautical infrastructure."</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image via JFK Vision Plan</figcaption></figure><p>The&nbsp;Mott MacDonald and Grimshaw Architects-led team also includes a variety of expert firms such as&nbsp;TranSolutions, Harris Miller Miller &amp; Hanson, VJ Associates, ACB Architects, EnTech Engineering, Naik Consulting, Reichman Frankle, and Holmes Keogh.&nbsp;</p> Mia Lehrer and WSP recommended for LA River's Taylor Yard Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-09-22T13:21:00-04:00 >2017-09-22T13:21:56-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Regardless of the pricey remediation, the 41-acre property has long been considered a key element to the large-scale ecological restoration of the LA River. The city purchased the G2 parcel in March, paying nearly $60 million.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The city&rsquo;s bureau of engineering recommends engineering firm WSP, with Landscape Architect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mia Lehrer</a>, for the transformation of the G2. WSP and Lehrer are collaborating with&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mujeres de la Tierra</a>, a non-profit public health organization based in Cypress Park, on the project.&nbsp;</p> <p>Part of Taylor Yard, the Southern Pacific's former classification Yard, the G2 parcel has been named the crown jewel of the LA revitalization project by LA Mayor Garcetti. The site, now abandoned for over three decades, is highly contaminated and unlikely to open as park for another three to five years.&nbsp;</p> <p>The city's recommendation has been shared with the public works department which will have the last word on the G2 contract.&nbsp;</p> DS+R's high-profile Zaryadye Park project in Moscow vandalized only days after its grand opening Alexander Walter 2017-09-18T19:16:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The Russian President Vladimir Putin opened Zaryadye Park near Red Square on 9 September, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, creators of New York&rsquo;s High Line, but what Moscow city officials are lauding as a &ldquo;new symbol of Russia&rdquo; preservationists are decrying as a travesty that impinges on the Kremlin and St Basil&rsquo;s Cathedral, two of Russia&rsquo;s most sacred landmarks.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Zaryadye Park proposal for an ambitious replacement of the colossal Soviet-era Hotel Russia near the Kremlin in central Moscow won the international competition <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">back in 2013</a> with a "wild urbanism" concept.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering of DS+R's Zaryadye Park project in central Moscow. Image courtesy of</figcaption></figure><p>The project has faced criticism from the city's preservationists, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reportedly exceeded</a> initial cost estimates, and already suffered a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">major act of vandalism</a> shortly after its festive opening with&nbsp;Russian President Vladimir Putin in attendance.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>One of Zaryadye Park's highlights is its V-shaped 'Floating Bridge,' extending far above the Moscow River. Image courtesy of</figcaption></figure> The world’s most influential architects and commentators will discuss ‘Performance’ at this year’s World Architecture Festival Sponsor 2017-09-15T12:22:00-04:00 >2017-09-15T12:45:23-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href=";utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p> <p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href=";utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a></strong></em></p> <p>Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the World Architecture Festival has revealed its speaker line up for the 2017 event taking place at the Arena Berlin for the second time from <strong>15-17 November</strong>.</p> <p>A collection of world-class architects will come together to speak at the event including <strong>Pierre de Meuron, Alison Brooks, Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly and Charles Jencks</strong>.</p> <p>This year&rsquo;s programme responds to the Festival&rsquo;s theme, &lsquo;Performance&rsquo;, and will include speeches, discussions and debates examining the topic of performance from the perspectives of housing, public spaces, festivals, cultural institutions and new technologies.</p> Program highlights include: <p><strong>Performance as space, time and architecture</strong></p> <ul><li>Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly is a former super-jury chair and keynote speaker at WAF</li><li>How does the concept of performance apply in his varied work?</li><li>How projects range from the Tokyo Forum complex including a temporary mobile performance space he is designing in ...</li></ul> DAZZLE, new interactive installation at the San Diego Airport, is inspired by a camouflage technique used on ships during WWI Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-09-14T14:39:00-04:00 >2017-09-18T12:19:19-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ueberall International,</a> an LA based design firm, in partnership with&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">E Ink</a>&nbsp;created DAZZLE, an interactive work of public art at the San Diego airport's new rental car station.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>DAZZLE. Image: E ink</figcaption></figure><p>The interactive facade is created with e-paper, a technology similarly used in e-readers, but applied here on an architectural scale. Made with over 2,000 interactive tiles, the installation spans a third of a mile.&nbsp;The design is inspired by Norman Wilkinson&rsquo;s &ldquo;Razzle Dazzle&rdquo; camouflage technique used on ships during World War I.<br></p> <figure><p><img src=";w=514"></p><figcaption>Razzle Dazzle on WWI ship. Image via Wikipedia. </figcaption><p><br></p><p>Watch the video of the instillation bellow:</p></figure> It's official - LA will host the Olympics in 2028, Paris in 2024 Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-09-13T18:26:00-04:00 >2017-09-15T09:01:04-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Los Angeles&rsquo; rollercoaster campaign to host the Olympics &mdash; an effort marked by early defeat and last-second negotiations &mdash; reached its conclusion Wednesday when the city was formally awarded the 2028 Summer Games. International Olympic Committee members, by a unanimous show of hands, voted their approval at a session in Lima, Peru, ending an unusual bid competition that resulted in two winners as Paris was simultaneously given the 2024 Games.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Paris and Los Angeles were officially awarded the 2024 and 2028 summer games,&nbsp;respectively. Both cities have previously hosted the summer olympics twice, Paris in 1900 and in 1924, and Los Angeles in 1932 and in 1984. The two cities already have some of the necessary infrastructures to host the games but the Olympics will most likely transform their built environment.&nbsp;</p> 100% Design and Picfair Launch Design Photography Competition for London Design Festival Sponsor 2017-09-09T04:00:00-04:00 >2017-09-15T20:37:55-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p></figure><p><em><strong></strong></em><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">100% Design</a>.</strong></em></p> <p>As part of this year&rsquo;s <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London Design Festival</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">100% Design</a>, the largest design trade show in the UK, has teamed up with Picfair, a revolutionary new image library, and Icon, one of the world&rsquo;s leading architecture and design magazines, to launch a design photography competition with the theme of &lsquo;Elements&rsquo;.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p><figcaption>Picfair</figcaption></figure><p>Lasting for a period of 6 weeks and opened globally to unpublished and emerging photographers, the competition is aimed at design photographers who can produce exceptional work in the following categories - <em>Elements of the Home, Elements of Workplace</em> and <em>Elements of Architecture.</em> </p> <p>The theme is shared with 100% Design, which considers everything from the fundamentals of design to the component parts that make up a product, the materials used to the stories and processes of development. </p> <p>A shortlist of entrants will have the opportunity to exhibit their work at this year&rsquo;s 100% Design at Olympia during London Design Festival,...</p> New K- Series Instrmnt Watch Giveaway Ellen Hancock 2017-09-08T05:00:00-04:00 >2017-09-08T12:32:12-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>A crisp rectangular box arrives. Grey, with nothing but a neatly embossed white logo in the&nbsp;bottom right&nbsp;corner;&nbsp;sleek and considered.&nbsp;You open it. All the elements of your&nbsp;new watch are&nbsp;carefully&nbsp;aligned, systemised, and&nbsp;ready for assemblage. "There is a certain connection forged with an item when you make it yourself" says Ross Baynham,&nbsp;who co-founded the&nbsp;Glasgow-based&nbsp;multi-disciplinary design studio with Peter Sunderland in 2014. He&nbsp;is very right:&nbsp;it's all in the delivery.&nbsp;<br></p> <p>Since launching&nbsp;with&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Instrmnt 01</a>&nbsp;in 2014, the duo has&nbsp;made&nbsp;a&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2-speed City Bike</a>&nbsp;in collaboration with Freddie Grubb&nbsp;and&nbsp;a&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Day Bed</a>&nbsp;designed with Edinburgh-based craftsman and&nbsp;furniture maker Nam Gaston,&nbsp;as well as a&nbsp;second series watch and&nbsp;several limited edition&nbsp;partnership products. Early last year,&nbsp;they opened their first shop&nbsp;right&nbsp;where they began:&nbsp;in Glasgow, a city receiving notable attention&nbsp;in recent years for its thriving design and arts community. This month, they launch the eagerly anticipated new K...</p> Wang Shu and André Corrêa do Lago announced as new jurors of the coveted Pritzker Prize Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-09-06T13:28:00-04:00 >2017-09-06T13:28:42-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>As the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pritzker Prize</a> marks its 40th anniversary with the upcoming 2018 edition, the award&nbsp;which has come to be known internationally as architecture&rsquo;s highest honor welcomes two new members to its jury: architect and 2012 Laureate <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wang Shu</a> and Andr&eacute; Aranha Corr&ecirc;a do Lago.&nbsp;</p> <p>They will be replacing architect and educator Yung Ho&nbsp;Chang, and architecture curator, writer and editor Kristin Feireiss. The two served on the Pritzker Prize Jury for 7 and 6 years, respectively, and have recently stepped down. Jurors serve a minimum three-year term, which allows for both change and stability in the decision-making process</p> <p>As a former winner of the prize, the Chinese architect's recent appointment comes as no surprise. Wang, whose work incorporates cultural tradition, craft skills, and spontaneous elements, said of the honor that &ldquo;it is a&nbsp;great responsibility to serve on the jury. I also hope to share my knowledge of China and the Asian context with them.&rdquo;</p> <p>Mr. Corr&ecirc;a do Lago, on the other hand,...</p> Foster+Partners | Branch Technology, win NASA's 3D Printed Habitat Challenge Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-09-05T13:23:00-04:00 >2017-09-12T15:16:03-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The 3D Printed Habitat Challenge&mdash;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NASA</a>'s three-phase, $2.5 million competition&mdash;tasks architecture firms to generate and advance the construction technologies necessary for <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">off-world habitats</a>. Each stage of the challenge asks the teams to design and test an individual prototypical building element that can be <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3D printed</a> within a 22-hr time frame, while considering material restraints, geometric tolerances and autonomous performance.</p> <figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p><figcaption>Final printed dome. Image courtesy of Foster + Partners.</figcaption></figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster+Partners</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Branch Technology</a> have teamed up to win the latest round of competition. The firm has been tasked with producing three beams, three cylinders, and a 1.5-meter dome out of indigenous Martian regolith and recyclable materials. Their <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">cylinder designs took first place</a> back in May as did their 3D printed beams. They have now won the last segment of the head-to-head competition with their domed structure that was able to take double the load of a competing concrete dome in the stress tes...</p> Derek Hoeferlin wins inaugural Designing Resilience in Asia International Competition Liam Otten 2017-08-31T15:19:00-04:00 >2017-08-31T15:21:14-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Derek Hoeferlin</a>, associate professor of architecture in the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sam Fox School of Design &amp; Visual Arts</a> at Washington University in St. Louis, along with research assistants Jess Vanecek and Rob Birch, both master&rsquo;s degree candidates in the Sam Fox School, has won&nbsp;<a href=";c=Y3-0My6A7rWv7-thxB2MczDZdgOfF_Vh3631lJHc4Vh6paJ3FzXv8Q==&amp;ch=9QCbuOm85Njw2-GLLIEjWPGViseSMEaoB9h-DDyxNL0D3szXDuunhQ==" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">first prize</a>&nbsp;in the inaugural&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designing Resilience in Asia International Open Competition</a>.</p> <p>Sponsored by the School of Design and Environment of the National University of Singapore, the competition asked participants to propose innovative water solutions to the challenges of climate change at the urban planning, urban design, architecture, building technology and industrial design scales.&nbsp;</p> <p>Hoeferlin&rsquo;s submission, titled &ldquo;From the Third Pole to the Nine Dragons,&rdquo; outlines a simple, two-part toolkit that would enable communities within the Mekong River Basin to holistically understand how local threats and adaptations relate to broader river basin-scaled issues &mdash; a concept that Hoeferlin defines as &ldquo;watershed architecture.&rdquo;</p> <p>The ju...</p> ReACH, AIA Houston and the Houston Architecture Center Foundation's new home Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-08-18T15:27:00-04:00 >2017-08-18T15:27:17-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>After a three-year search that included more than 30 potential sites, the American Institute of Architects Houston Chapter selected the 1906 Riesner Building, to be the home of Architecture Center Houston, which is expected to open in mid-September. Originally, the three-story Riesner Building was a typical commercial building for its time, complete with double French doors facing the street.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The winning entry for the 'Re-Imagine Architecture Center Houston' competition, designed by&nbsp;Murphy Mears Architects, proposed to devote the&nbsp;first floor of ReACH to flexible office and meeting space, restore the original brick and openings in the West fa&ccedil;ade, and re-purpose the&nbsp;Boiler Room for events, exhibition.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p><figcaption>West facade elevation. Image courtesy of Murphy Meyers Architects</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p><figcaption>Rendering of the interior. Image courtesy of Murphy Mears Architects</figcaption></figure><p><em>The city can look forward to bigger and better exhibits in the Architecture Center. Past offerings have featured Women in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Stage Design, Environmental Graphics and the work of talented local artists and craftsmen.&nbsp;</em><br></p> Marble ~ ish: Harry der Boghosian Fellowship 2017 installation Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-08-15T16:40:00-04:00 >2017-08-15T16:40:47-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Marble~ish was developed as part of the research from the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016/17 Harry der Boghosian Fellowship</a> at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Syracuse School of Architecture</a>. Conducted by Maya Alam in collaboration with her students&nbsp;&ldquo;~ISH: Stages Before the Real&rdquo; is an installation exploring&nbsp;questions concerning the in-between: site specificity/site-less, object/landscape, analog/digital, distinctive/similar and flat/flat-less.&nbsp;</p> <p>The exhibition represents the culmination of a yearlong design research effort conducted at the School of Architecture. The investigation as a whole deals with 'speculations on social dreaming and experimental preservation in consideration of new media and its effects on our perception'.</p> <figure><figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p></figure><p><em>Amidst the chaos of the contemporary world, many architects seek the certainty of absolutes. Yet, everything about the contemporary world tells us that it is not governed by certitude. Instead, ours is a world where everything exists in a radical state of the &ldquo;in-between,&rdquo; where nothing, not even architecture, has a...</em></p></figure> Archidoodle Giveaway - Complete the doodle and you could win the Archidoodle Bundle or a drawing by Steve Bowkett Ellen Hancock 2017-08-08T05:34:00-04:00 >2017-10-18T10:16:03-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>To celebrate the release of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archidoodle Postcards</a> on the 28th August we have launched a competition inviting Archinect readers to share their very best Archidoodle drawings. The winners will be chosen by author Steve Bowkett with the top three receiving an Archidoodle bundle and one lucky winner a doodle of their home by Steve himself.&nbsp;</p> <p>Save or download the image and complete the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">form</a>&nbsp;to enter. Deadline 27th August.<br></p> <p><em>Fans of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archidoodle</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archidoodle City</a> can now send their best doodles through the post! 20 postcards containing images from the books can be doodled on and coloured. Share your best bridge design with a friend or wow your relatives with your futuristic cityscape. Archidoodle Postcards is the ideal gift for architects of all ages.</em></p> Peter Schjeldahl contemplates Norway’s canceled controversial memorial Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-28T15:42:00-04:00 >2017-07-28T15:42:39-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>What had the land done to deserve being fissured? Local residents protested that they were traumatized enough by the killer&rsquo;s passage among them not to suffer a daily reminder of it, thronged by tourists. Some families of victims refused the use of their loved ones&rsquo; names, which are already enshrined on a modest monument&mdash;a suspended silver ring, in the woods&mdash;on Ut&oslash;ya. Last month, Norway officially canceled the project.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Memory </em><em>Wound</em></a>, a bold&nbsp;proposal by the Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg,&nbsp;won a government competition for a memorial dedicated to the seventy-seven victims of&nbsp;a massacre&nbsp;committed by Andres Breivik on July 22, 2011. The artist's design&nbsp;called for cutting a channel across the S&oslash;rbr&aring;ten peninsula, near the island of Ut&oslash;ya, where Breivik fatally shot sixty-nine at a summer camp and moving the excavated stone to the site in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oslo</a> where, on the same day, a bomb that he had planted killed eight. The gap was to be faced with stone and engraved&nbsp;with victims' names.&nbsp;</p> <p>Last month, due to much controversy,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norway officially canceled the project</a>. The proposal struck some as, for one thing, an offense to blameless nature. Contrasting the project to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vietnam Memorial</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ground Zero</a>, Peter Schjeldahl of the New Yorker points out the failure of Memory Wound, "<em>Monuments aren&rsquo;t churches. The most affecting ones enable but don&rsquo;t seek to impose, fitting emotional responses. Dahlberg&rsquo;s proposal, by contrast, ...</em></p>