Archinect - News 2017-10-20T08:45:46-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150030022/ny-governor-cuomo-selects-mott-macdonald-and-grimshaw-led-team-to-implement-10-billion-jfk-vision-plan 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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w4/w4gp007am273vc2o.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w4/w4gp007am273vc2o.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w4/w4gp007am273vc2o.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w4/w4gp007am273vc2o.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/of/of07fz0gn2k9nt33.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/of/of07fz0gn2k9nt33.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;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="https://archinect.com/news/article/149984797/advisory-panel-issues-report-on-improving-jfk" 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="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s5/s5ogxb58torb7kal.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s5/s5ogxb58torb7kal.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;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> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029813/mia-lehrer-and-wsp-recommended-for-la-river-s-taylor-yard 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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6g/6gxqgymz6r8amqlh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6g/6gxqgymz6r8amqlh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6g/6gxqgymz6r8amqlh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6g/6gxqgymz6r8amqlh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/22201405/mia-lehrer-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mia Lehrer</a>, for the transformation of the G2. WSP and Lehrer are collaborating with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mujeresdelatierra.org/" 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> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029071/ds-r-s-high-profile-zaryadye-park-project-in-moscow-vandalized-only-days-after-its-grand-opening 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 >2017-09-19T08:51:56-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t5/t5t99uliqtlzd2l3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t5/t5t99uliqtlzd2l3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t5/t5t99uliqtlzd2l3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t5/t5t99uliqtlzd2l3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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="https://archinect.com/news/article/86380679/diller-scofidio-renfro-wins-zaryadye-park-competition-in-moscow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">back in 2013</a> with a "wild urbanism" concept.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qa/qae1z9w83t9igfdf.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qa/qae1z9w83t9igfdf.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering of DS+R's Zaryadye Park project in central Moscow. Image courtesy of Mos.ru.</figcaption></figure><p>The project has faced criticism from the city's preservationists, <a href="https://themoscowtimes.com/news/kremlin-zaryadye-park-costs-skyrocketing-58971" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reportedly exceeded</a> initial cost estimates, and already suffered a <a href="https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-moscow-zaryadye-park-rocky-start/28740525.html" 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="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yh/yhm3d34uq1btjq8g.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yh/yhm3d34uq1btjq8g.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;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 Mos.ru.</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150028715/the-world-s-most-influential-architects-and-commentators-will-discuss-performance-at-this-year-s-world-architecture-festival 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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v2/v2vfcb37dywe1lxr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v2/v2vfcb37dywe1lxr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v2/v2vfcb37dywe1lxr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v2/v2vfcb37dywe1lxr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/?utm_source=sponsoredpost2&amp;utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/wu/wub4dpnmobfmmx5i.png"></a></p> <p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/?utm_source=sponsoredpost2&amp;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> https://archinect.com/news/article/150028543/dazzle-new-interactive-installation-at-the-san-diego-airport-is-inspired-by-a-camouflage-technique-used-on-ships-during-wwi 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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4q/4qc6s6bje7yt4qgg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4q/4qc6s6bje7yt4qgg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4q/4qc6s6bje7yt4qgg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4q/4qc6s6bje7yt4qgg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://ueberall.us/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ueberall International,</a> an LA based design firm, in partnership with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.eink.com/" 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="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8s/8srxajpa3e2v7zs7.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8s/8srxajpa3e2v7zs7.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;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="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yv/yvag0q5dpxvgdnrx.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;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> https://archinect.com/news/article/150028365/it-s-official-la-will-host-the-olympics-in-2028-paris-in-2024 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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0z/0zis5nb8ssncvs1o.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0z/0zis5nb8ssncvs1o.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0z/0zis5nb8ssncvs1o.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0z/0zis5nb8ssncvs1o.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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> https://archinect.com/news/article/150026111/100-design-and-picfair-launch-design-photography-competition-for-london-design-festival 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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/re/rer23p2u6quk9fd8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/re/rer23p2u6quk9fd8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/re/rer23p2u6quk9fd8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/re/rer23p2u6quk9fd8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><figure><p><a href="http://www.100percentdesign.co.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jl/jlhkr8ic5sh99rzm.png?w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong></strong></em><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.100percentdesign.co.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">100% Design</a>.</strong></em></p> <p>As part of this year&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.londondesignfestival.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London Design Festival</a>, <a href="http://www.100percentdesign.co.uk/welcome#/" 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="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ow/owssaiwpr5pow6nv.jpg?w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ow/owssaiwpr5pow6nv.jpg?w=514"></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> https://archinect.com/news/article/150026902/new-k-series-instrmnt-watch-giveaway New K- Series Instrmnt Watch Giveaway Ellen Hancock 2017-09-08T05:00:00-04:00 >2017-09-08T12:32:12-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xi/xi7m20k9naf8s0km.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xi/xi7m20k9naf8s0km.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xi/xi7m20k9naf8s0km.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xi/xi7m20k9naf8s0km.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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="https://www.instrmnt.co.uk/01-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Instrmnt 01</a>&nbsp;in 2014, the duo has&nbsp;made&nbsp;a&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instrmnt.co.uk/city-bike" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2-speed City Bike</a>&nbsp;in collaboration with Freddie Grubb&nbsp;and&nbsp;a&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instrmnt.co.uk/day-bed" 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> https://archinect.com/news/article/150026559/wang-shu-and-andr-corr-a-do-lago-announced-as-new-jurors-of-the-coveted-pritzker-prize 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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e6/e6o5m4fcaimt647e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e6/e6o5m4fcaimt647e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e6/e6o5m4fcaimt647e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e6/e6o5m4fcaimt647e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>As the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/51168/pritzker-prize" 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="https://archinect.com/news/tag/54542/wang-shu" 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> https://archinect.com/news/article/150026325/foster-partners-branch-technology-win-nasa-s-3d-printed-habitat-challenge 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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lj/lj28xifuqghp5gc5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lj/lj28xifuqghp5gc5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lj/lj28xifuqghp5gc5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lj/lj28xifuqghp5gc5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The 3D Printed Habitat Challenge&mdash;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/58983/nasa" 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="https://archinect.com/news/tag/793148/space-architecture" 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="https://archinect.com/news/tag/475/3d-printing" 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="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cx/cxbrkcy6a3psr88a.jpg?w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cx/cxbrkcy6a3psr88a.jpg?w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Final printed dome. Image courtesy of Foster + Partners.</figcaption></figure><p><a href="https://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster+Partners</a> and <a href="https://www.branch.technology/" 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="https://archinect.com/news/article/150006684/foster-partners-branch-technology-win-phase-2-level-1-of-nasa-3d-printed-habitat-challenge" 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> https://archinect.com/news/article/150025725/derek-hoeferlin-wins-inaugural-designing-resilience-in-asia-international-competition 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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/88/88h7hkd2ix02b2ig.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/88/88h7hkd2ix02b2ig.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/88/88h7hkd2ix02b2ig.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/88/88h7hkd2ix02b2ig.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/137817182/the-continental-compact-an-honorable-mention-in-dry-futures-speculative-category" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Derek Hoeferlin</a>, associate professor of architecture in the <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/17418/washington-university-in-st-louis" 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="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=0014JMlNTD8OkdTF7Py7XHUlP3pI_8z4R9WTTJlEru-Z2pi5pUAe1TY4VwQBCRiAY4BoCMf_U2kIuHQ8PsfFfOvyJw1dGYj5WcTaTezVn58oKMYq6l9wb2kbsCff7lM2f0lCTpLjePU1GKZbXe4OeWNHAmNEb4qopXWm8iyrIsXj6Cp7i9iCt2GTj1k-KzhzIesyH-H45BxtCUTzlC1Q_epxoAH-RbVgEiS_5DcydRnl8PBlqeEpGDBr7Qrl5-GaOSxsCcU10e28icRduNpWw2u38UKmUBBwJKKvHNKHRBtLARVBVOFgIXhQNSuf5k4IBIBQx5fIWHwqzU=&amp;c=Y3-0My6A7rWv7-thxB2MczDZdgOfF_Vh3631lJHc4Vh6paJ3FzXv8Q==&amp;ch=9QCbuOm85Njw2-GLLIEjWPGViseSMEaoB9h-DDyxNL0D3szXDuunhQ==" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">first prize</a>&nbsp;in the inaugural&nbsp;<a href="http://designingresilience.com/" 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> https://archinect.com/news/article/150023378/reach-aia-houston-and-the-houston-architecture-center-foundation-s-new-home 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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/u3/u3hza4g7p917lvb1.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/u3/u3hza4g7p917lvb1.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/u3/u3hza4g7p917lvb1.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/u3/u3hza4g7p917lvb1.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/u2/u21hiz2rtm9gtlz1.png" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/u2/u21hiz2rtm9gtlz1.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>West facade elevation. Image courtesy of Murphy Meyers Architects</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/ii/ii6t92z6r23fn44n.png" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ii/ii6t92z6r23fn44n.jpg"></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> https://archinect.com/news/article/150022859/marble-ish-harry-der-boghosian-fellowship-2017-installation 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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/in/incu6wr244bopxvs.tif?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/in/incu6wr244bopxvs.tif?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/in/incu6wr244bopxvs.tif?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/in/incu6wr244bopxvs.tif?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Marble~ish was developed as part of the research from the <a href="http://archinect.com/syracuse/release/maya-alam-named-inaugural-boghosian-fellow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016/17 Harry der Boghosian Fellowship</a> at <a href="http://archinect.com/syracuse" 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/67/67jjfvix6jdimri6.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/67/67jjfvix6jdimri6.jpg"></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> https://archinect.com/news/article/150020245/archidoodle-giveaway-complete-the-doodle-and-you-could-win-the-archidoodle-bundle-or-a-drawing-by-steve-bowkett 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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yq/yqox3t030jz4z6q3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yq/yqox3t030jz4z6q3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yq/yqox3t030jz4z6q3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yq/yqox3t030jz4z6q3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>To celebrate the release of <a href="http://www.laurenceking.com/en/archidoodle-postcards/" 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="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScjCP6zBgvWJ54JMvN2sP437fg4ESaznWVhR-u0JqxUsFp5MA/viewform?usp=sf_link" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">form</a>&nbsp;to enter. Deadline 27th August.<br></p> <p><em>Fans of <a href="http://www.laurenceking.com/en/archidoodle-the-architect-s-activity-book/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archidoodle</a> and <a href="http://www.laurenceking.com/en/archidoodle-city-an-architect-s-activity-book/" 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> https://archinect.com/news/article/150019981/peter-schjeldahl-contemplates-norway-s-canceled-controversial-memorial 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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vk/vkbhy7uyeok18tdu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vk/vkbhy7uyeok18tdu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vk/vkbhy7uyeok18tdu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vk/vkbhy7uyeok18tdu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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="http://archinect.com/news/article/94970826/swedish-artist-jonas-dahlberg-to-design-july-22-memorial-sites-in-norway" 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="http://archinect.com/news/tag/833/oslo" 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="https://news.artnet.com/art-world/norway-jonas-dahlberg-memorial-1004282" 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="http://archinect.com/news/tag/112495/vietnam-veterans-memorial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vietnam Memorial</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/31638/9-11-memorial" 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> https://archinect.com/news/article/150018449/the-uk-parliament-to-be-restored-by-bdp The UK parliament to be restored by BDP Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-19T18:06:00-04:00 >2017-07-19T18:07:22-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uy/uym141aocn5h5j9f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uy/uym141aocn5h5j9f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uy/uym141aocn5h5j9f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uy/uym141aocn5h5j9f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The full scope of work includes architecture, civil and structural engineering, building services engineering, interior design, landscape architecture, lighting design, acoustics and planning. Since its construction in the mid-1800s, many systems in the palace have never undergone a major renovation, and the heating, ventilation, water, drainage and electrical systems are antiquated.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/61784367/bdp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BDP</a>'s London studio beat <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/47465/allies-and-morrison" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Allies and Morrison</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster + Partners</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/9343/hok" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HOK</a> in the competition and has been awarded a full interdisciplinary contract for client advisory services for the refurbishment of the Palace of Westminster, the meeting place for the two houses of the UK parliament.</p> <p>The firm will be collaborating with heritage and conservation specialist Donald Insall Associates, civil and structural engineer <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/29992454/alan-baxter-and-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alan Baxter Associates</a>, building services engineer Hoare Lea and planning consultancy Gerald Eve.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150017231/lille-france-and-sydney-australia-named-as-world-design-capital-2020-finalists Lille, France and Sydney, Australia named as World Design Capital 2020 finalists Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-12T14:59:00-04:00 >2017-07-12T14:59:32-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qo/qoei1rwdajmalo4l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qo/qoei1rwdajmalo4l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qo/qoei1rwdajmalo4l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qo/qoei1rwdajmalo4l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The World Design Organization today announced that Lille, France and Sydney, Australia have made the shortlist to become&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/317703/world-design-capital" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Design Capital 2020</a>, for their effective use of design to drive economic, social, cultural, and environmental development in their cities.&nbsp;City visits will be conducted prior to final WDC 2020 selection, to better assess the scope and capacity of each of the cities&rsquo; proposed programs. The winner will be announced on 14 October 2017 in Torino, Italy during WDO&rsquo;s 30th General Assembly.&nbsp;</p> <p>"Once an industrial center facing economic upheaval,&nbsp;<strong>Lille</strong>&nbsp;aims to engage its 2.1 million inhabitants (including companies, local authorities, research and training centers, cultural destinations and civic spaces) in collaborative design-driven projects. Under the theme,&nbsp;<em>Eldorado: the greatest design experiment</em>, it places design at the heart of its economic, societal and environmental transformation. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/124638/sydney" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sydney</a></strong>,&nbsp;in collaboration with Parramatta and other surrounding suburbs,&nbsp;wil...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150017099/starry-shortlist-of-architects-for-london-s-new-center-for-music Starry shortlist of architects for London’s new Center for Music Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-11T20:38:00-04:00 >2017-07-12T12:18:14-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vt/vts7igbhb890wk42.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vt/vts7igbhb890wk42.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vt/vts7igbhb890wk42.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vt/vts7igbhb890wk42.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The viability of building a major new concert hall in London has been widely debated, and the future of the Center was thrown into doubt last November, when the British government withdrew its commitment to contribute 5 million pounds (about $6.4 million) to pay for a business plan. The City of London Corporation stepped in with 2.5 million pounds (about $3.2 million) to allow project to go ahead.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The shortlist for the future home for the London Symphony Orchestra and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama was announced on Monday and consists of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/89559/amanda-levete-architects-al_a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><u>AL_A</u></a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><u>Foster + Partners</u></a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/341/renzo-piano-building-workshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><u>Renzo Piano</u></a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106441/diller-scofidio-renfro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><u>Diller Scofidio + Renfro</u></a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><u>Gehry Partners</u></a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/snohetta" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><u>Snohetta</u></a><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/23/garden/an-interview-with-craig-dykers-of-snohetta.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>, all of which have extensive experience working on cultural buildings. </p> <p>The center which will include a concert hall with up to 2,000 seats, as well as education and training spaces, will be located in&nbsp;what is currently the Museum of London, designed by Hidalgo Moya and Philip Powell in the 1970s. The building is estimated to cost 200 million to 250 million pounds ($257 million to $322 million) to construct and is to be covered by private and philanthropic donations. </p> <p>"The shortlisted architects have been asked to provide detailed designs as well as estimated costs, and the winner will be announced this fall."</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150017025/paris-and-los-angeles-to-host-the-summer-olympics-in-2024-and-2028 Paris and Los Angeles to host the Summer Olympics in 2024 and 2028 Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-11T16:53:00-04:00 >2017-07-11T16:54:01-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/y7/y7ngmc8turnmtzqi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/y7/y7ngmc8turnmtzqi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/y7/y7ngmc8turnmtzqi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/y7/y7ngmc8turnmtzqi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>&#8203;The rare decision to name the hosts of separate Games simultaneously &mdash; established with a unanimous vote of I.O.C. members on Tuesday &mdash; is an effort by the organization to counter diminished interest shown by democratic nations in hosting the Olympics amid exorbitant costs, white-elephant stadiums, widespread corruption, rampant doping and limited appeal to the youth audience.&#8203;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Delegates of International Olympic Committee will vote on future hosting cities on Sept. 13 in Lima, Peru. "Paris is favored to hold the Games in 2024, the centenary of the last time it hosted the Olympics, while Los Angeles is expected to hold the Summer Games for a third time in 2028." Paris and Los Angeles remain the only cities bidding to host the 2024 Olympics&nbsp;after withdrawals of Boston, Rome, Budapest and Hamburg, Germany.</p> <p>The cities are also expected to demonstrate efforts in reforming the Olympics in reducing prohibitive costs in staging the Games by&nbsp;using mostly existing and temporary facilities.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150016124/editor-s-picks-471 Editor's Picks #471 Nam Henderson 2017-07-06T18:02:00-04:00 >2017-07-06T20:59:10-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1s/1siat0bjkyrukqoq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1s/1siat0bjkyrukqoq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1s/1siat0bjkyrukqoq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1s/1siat0bjkyrukqoq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>ICYMI, the always "<em>into it</em>"&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>, sat down with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150011097/discussing-the-role-of-jargon-and-difficulty-with-harvard-gsd-s-k-michael-hays-lisa-haber-thomson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard GSD's K. Michael Hays + Lisa Haber-Thomson</a> to discuss the role of jargon in pedagogy, a new GSD online course offering and the "<em>vexed notion of architecture&rsquo;s autonomy.</em>"&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1970535/will-galloway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway</a> was "<em>very impressed that Michael Hays and Lisa Haber-Thomson agreed to the exchange. That speaks a lot about them, and deserves a lot of respect...</em>" For his part,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/13529719/jeffry-burchard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jeffry Burchard</a> theorized "<em>that there are and have always been three languages of Architecture. They happen to correspond nicely to the audiences of architecture</em>".</p> <p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/zacksemke" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zack Semke</a>&nbsp;highlighted the potentials of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150012180/how-passive-house-design-can-propel-the-clean-energy-transition-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Passive House Design</a>. <strong>Daniel Piselli</strong> chimed in "<em>Great, timely article. Passive House is no longer a fringe concept. Its being proven feasible in the US on projects of multiple scales &amp; types by a growing number of architects &amp; engineers.</em>"&nbsp;Some of you, may be interested in <a href="http://passivhaustrust.org.uk/..." rel="nofollow" target="_blank">related</a> cost research from the UK Passivhaus Trust.</p> <figure><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/9i/9ikysk1fxjc62l6g.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/9i/9ikysk1fxjc62l6g.jpg"></a><br></figure><figure><figcaption></figcaption></figure>News <p>In NCARB related news; they have <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150010871/ncarb-opens-new-path-to-certification-for-architects-from-non-accredited-schools" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">launched</a> th...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150016198/david-chipperfield-designed-hepworth-wakefield-named-britain-s-museum-of-the-year-2017 David Chipperfield-designed Hepworth Wakefield named Britain’s Museum of the Year 2017 Alexander Walter 2017-07-06T12:40:00-04:00 >2017-07-06T12:58:19-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/r7/r7srg2futpvvog5l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/r7/r7srg2futpvvog5l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/r7/r7srg2futpvvog5l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/r7/r7srg2futpvvog5l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>[...] Art Fund Museum of the Year is awarded annually to one outstanding museum, which, in the opinion of the judges, has shown exceptional imagination, innovation and achievement across the preceding 12 months.&nbsp; The Hepworth Wakefield was selected as winner of the &pound;100,000 prize from a group of five finalists, also including Lapworth Museum of Geology (Birmingham), National Heritage Centre for Horseracing &amp; Sporting Art (Newmarket), Sir John Soane&rsquo;s Museum (London) and Tate Modern (London).</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/b3/b3vy44digvz3apqp.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/b3/b3vy44digvz3apqp.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Iwan Baan.</figcaption><figcaption></figcaption></figure><p>"The <a href="http://www.hepworthwakefield.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hepworth Wakefield</a> has been a powerful force of energy from the moment it opened in 2011, but it has just kept growing in reach and impact ever since," said Art Fund director Stephen Deuchar. "<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/3821/david-chipperfield" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Chipperfield</a>&rsquo;s building has proved a perfect stage &ndash; both for the display of collections and as the platform for a breathtaking sequence of special exhibitions, curated with determined originality by the talented curatorial team."</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/22/2224y0rkpeopljal.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/22/2224y0rkpeopljal.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Iwan Baan.</figcaption><figcaption></figcaption></figure><p>Comprised of a series of 10 small, irregular, trapezoidal blocks, the gallery also won a <a href="http://bustler.net/news/2562/2012-riba-award-winners-announced" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2012 RIBA Award</a> for architectural excellence and was shortlisted for the <a href="http://bustler.net/news/2593/2012-riba-stirling-prize-shortlist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stirling Prize in the same year</a>. <br></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150015811/aric-chen-of-m-receives-top-design-curator-award-at-the-inaugural-design-prize-in-milan Aric Chen of M+ receives top Design Curator Award at the inaugural Design Prize in Milan Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-03T15:59:00-04:00 >2017-07-05T13:46:03-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2a/2ai6gvz4iuqpgyf0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2a/2ai6gvz4iuqpgyf0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2a/2ai6gvz4iuqpgyf0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2a/2ai6gvz4iuqpgyf0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Launched this year, The Design Prize is an annual awards program, organised by the media outlets designboom and Abitare under the auspices of the City of Milan.<br></p> <p>Aric Chen, a lead curator for Design and Architecture at one of the world's largest&nbsp;visual art museum, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/299821/m" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">M+</a> in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/37093/hong-kong" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hong Kong</a>&nbsp;has been named the winner in the Design Curator and Design Critic category.&nbsp;Since joining M+ in 2012, Chen has led the museum&rsquo;s efforts in building its design and architecture collection, which currently includes approximately 3,000 works out of a total of more than 6,000. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/76048999/herzog-de-meuron-tfp-farrells-win-m-at-west-kowloon-cultural-district" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The museum building</a>, designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/577/herzog-de-meuron" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron</a>, is scheduled to open in 2019.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150015793/zaha-hadid-designed-520-west-28th-street-named-sara-ny-2017-project-of-the-year Zaha Hadid-designed 520 West 28th Street named SARA NY 2017 Project of the Year Justine Testado 2017-07-03T14:03:00-04:00 >2017-08-08T10:41:19-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ns/nscjye3x21qu5qz4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ns/nscjye3x21qu5qz4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ns/nscjye3x21qu5qz4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ns/nscjye3x21qu5qz4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The Society of American Registered Architects New York Council recently awarded its top 2017 Project of the Year accolade to the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150001532/take-a-peek-at-the-interiors-by-jennifer-post-and-west-chin-inside-of-zaha-hadid-s-520-west-28th" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">520 West 28th Street</a> residential complex designed by Zaha Hadid Architects in collaboration with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106323/ismael-leyva-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ismael Leyva Architects</a>. Adjacent to The High Line in the heart of West Chelsea, the sculptural 11-story&nbsp;development features 21 interlaced floors and 39 distinctive residential units up to 6,391 square feet and ceiling heights up to almost 11 feet high.&nbsp;The project is due for completion later this year.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/v0/v0k930jre5nlrc25.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/v0/v0k930jre5nlrc25.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Exterior view from 28th Street. Image courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/jm/jmnqpdbzzy4kcro6.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/jm/jmnqpdbzzy4kcro6.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Kitchen, Unit 20. Image courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/vh/vh6vozk8vfcumas5.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/vh/vh6vozk8vfcumas5.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Bedroom, Unit 29. Image courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/sf/sfygto0ym0nuw3en.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/sf/sfygto0ym0nuw3en.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Staircase in Unit 37. Image courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects.</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150015066/winning-design-for-nyc-s-first-official-lgbtq-monument-is-revealed Winning design for NYC’s first official LGBTQ monument is revealed Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-28T17:55:00-04:00 >2017-06-28T17:55:13-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/27/27fds88xull1b72k.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/27/27fds88xull1b72k.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/27/27fds88xull1b72k.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/27/27fds88xull1b72k.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>After the attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., that left 49 people dead, Governor Cuomo formed the LGBT Memorial Commission to honor the fight for equal rights and remember victims of hate, intolerance and violence. A request for designs for the new memorial went out in October. It is to be built in Hudson River Park near the waterfront piers that have played a key role in the city&rsquo;s history as both a meeting place and a haven for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people</p></em><br /><br /><p>Designed by a Brooklyn-based mixed-media artist, Anthony Goicolea, the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/616185/lgbtq" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LGBTQ</a> monument consists of nine boulders, some bisected with glass that acts as a prism and can emit a subtle rainbow. Meant to be communicative, usable and complimentary to&nbsp;the landscape, the&nbsp;design was inspired by sites like Stonehenge and Easter Island as well as burial mounds and African stone circles. </p> <p>&ldquo;It feels like there are certain shapes and patterns that are encoded in our DNA as humans that transcend any particular culture and speak to how we are unified in the larger scheme,&rdquo;&nbsp;said the artist.&nbsp;&ldquo;I wanted to create a space that feels familiar, even though it is new.&rdquo;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150015057/the-department-of-homeland-security-plans-to-start-building-prototypes-for-mexico-border-wall-this-summer The Department of Homeland Security plans to start building prototypes for Mexico border wall this summer Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-28T14:55:00-04:00 >2017-06-28T14:55:53-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w9/w97ffl5bc4b2r4iv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w9/w97ffl5bc4b2r4iv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w9/w97ffl5bc4b2r4iv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w9/w97ffl5bc4b2r4iv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Congress may not have agreed to President Trump's $2.6 billion budget proposal for his much-touted border wall, but that has not stopped&nbsp;Customs and Border Protection from preparing for the first stage of the project; testing prototypes for the border protection.</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to Ronald Vitiello, Customs and Border Protection&rsquo;s acting deputy commissioner, $20 million, allocated from other programs, have been used&nbsp;to pay four to eight companies that&nbsp;will be contracted to produce prototypes for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/35987/border-wall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the border wall</a>&nbsp;with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/798/mexico" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mexico</a>.&nbsp;To be completed within&nbsp;30 days in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/54693/san-diego" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">San Diego</a> those prototypes will then serve as models for the roughly 2,000-mile border. More than 600 companies submitted designs for the wall before a March deadline. <br> &ldquo;Think of it,&rdquo; Trump told a crowd at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. &ldquo;The higher it goes, the more valuable it is. Pretty good imagination, right?&rdquo;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150015054/driverless-future-challenge-finalists-envision-autonomous-transit-solutions-for-nyc Driverless Future Challenge finalists envision autonomous transit solutions for NYC Justine Testado 2017-06-28T14:39:00-04:00 >2017-06-28T18:17:01-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/za/za1fex3qdu8oqw6w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/za/za1fex3qdu8oqw6w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/za/za1fex3qdu8oqw6w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/za/za1fex3qdu8oqw6w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>With the rise of autonomous transportation technology&nbsp;in the U.S., what&nbsp;implementable&nbsp;strategies&nbsp;can help&nbsp;a&nbsp;dense urban landscape&nbsp;like New York City prepare efficiently for a driverless future? Design teams from around the world proposed their ideas in the&nbsp;<a href="http://driverlessfuture.blankspaceproject.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Driverless Future Challenge</a>, organized by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/111435344blank-space" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blank Space</a> (the creators of the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/419532/fairy-tales-architecture-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fairy Tales Architecture Competition</a>) and the City of New York.</p> <p>Participants from over 25 countries sent proposals&nbsp;that ranged from driverless food cards to using NYC's 311 system as a driverless dispatching center. Now, the jury has selected the four finalist teams.</p> <p>Find each proposal below &mdash; plus project videos!</p> <p><strong>&ldquo;Public Square&rdquo; by FXFOWLE Architects with Sam Schwartz Engineering</strong></p> <figure><figure><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/db/dbb3mf8jg2y6ybk5.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/db/dbb3mf8jg2y6ybk5.jpg"></a><figcaption>&ldquo;Public Square&rdquo; by FXFOWLE Architects with Sam Schwartz Engineering. Image courtesy of Blank Space.</figcaption></figure><p>Project summary: &ldquo;Public Square provides New York City an adaptable, responsive, and environmentally friendly way to rethink its streets and reclaim space for pedestrians. Public Squ...</p></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150014804/moma-releases-new-videos-of-jenny-sabin-s-lumen-installation-the-winner-of-2017-young-architects-program MoMA releases new videos of Jenny Sabin's Lumen installation, the winner of 2017 Young Architects Program Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-27T13:34:00-04:00 >2017-07-19T13:57:56-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hv/hvhl8viegyw13mke.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hv/hvhl8viegyw13mke.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hv/hvhl8viegyw13mke.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hv/hvhl8viegyw13mke.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Jenny Sabin's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149999145/il-lumen-ating-a-conversation-with-jenny-sabin-winner-of-2017-s-moma-ps1-yap" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lumen installation</a>, made up of over a thousand&nbsp;digitally knitted photo luminescent cells that change color in the presence of sunlight, is raised over <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/13791/moma-ps1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA's PS1</a> courtyard and will open today,&nbsp;on June 27. In the recently published videos, the architect explains the development of the 500-pound solar-active canopy and demonstrates its construction and installation process.&nbsp;</p> <p>Can architecture behave like an organism? | LUMEN (360 VR Video) Part 1 of 4 | AT THE MUSEUM<br></p> <p>Digitally knitting a solar-active canopy | LUMEN Part 2 of 4 | AT THE MUSEUM<br></p> <p>Raising a solar-active canopy at MoMA PS1 | LUMEN Part 3 of 4 | AT THE MUSEUM</p> <p><em>"By night, Lumen is knitted light, bathing visitors in a responsive glow of photo-luminescence; by day, Lumen offers succor from the summer heat, immersing participants in delicious ground clouds of cooling mist. Lumen is a socially and environmentally responsive structure that adapts to the densities of bodies, heat, and sunlight. A lightweight knitted ...</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150013932/judges-announced-for-archinect-uk-portfolio-competition Judges announced for Archinect UK Portfolio Competition Ellen Hancock 2017-06-23T12:32:00-04:00 >2017-06-23T12:38:04-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gc/gcxjhcrdibd5q08j.gif" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>We have had so many fantastic applications over the past month we have<strong> extended the deadline for entries to June 26th, 2017&nbsp;at 11:59 pm (BST).</strong>&nbsp;Make sure you apply this weekend if you haven't already.&nbsp;</p> <p>Portfolios take a lot of effort and can be a hard thing to master so we have gathered a prestigious group of judges with years of industry insight and hiring experience in addition to extensive knowledge in architecture, interiors, landscape and urban designer.</p> <p>The judges will be choosing the top three entries from each category as well as providing feedback for the final six. Winners will receive a high quality printed copy of their portfolio by <a href="http://www.beswickprintsolutions.co.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beswick Print Solutions</a> as well as a selection of books from <a href="http://www.laurenceking.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lawrence King Publishing</a> alongside a personalised digital rosette for their CV, portfolio, and website.&nbsp;</p> <p>Keep an eye out for updates and do come along and join us at the awards ceremony on Friday 14th July, at The Old Truman Brewery. Interior Educators and Archinect UK will be hostin...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150013827/riba-reveals-49-winning-projects-for-2017-national-awards RIBA reveals 49 winning projects for 2017 National Awards Justine Testado 2017-06-21T19:04:00-04:00 >2017-06-21T19:22:48-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jy/jy6eye04k26kvtgs.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jy/jy6eye04k26kvtgs.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jy/jy6eye04k26kvtgs.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jy/jy6eye04k26kvtgs.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The&nbsp;2017 RIBA Awards cycle continues!&nbsp;Advancing from&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150001148/riba-announces-85-shortlisted-projects-for-2017-london-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the 2017 London Awards</a>, 49 stunning projects throughout the UK&nbsp;have just been announced as winners in the&nbsp;2017&nbsp;National Awards for architecture, which distinguishes the UK's most outstanding buildings and offers insight into construction, design, and investment trends in the country.</p> <p>This year's winners include a variety of projects like the&nbsp;Tate Modern's Blavatnik Building, the British Airways i360 &mdash; dubbed as the world's first &ldquo;vertical pier&rdquo;,&nbsp;the Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat Centre, and the transformative&nbsp;Leicester Cathedral's Richard III Project &ldquo;With Dignity and Honour&rdquo;, to name a few.</p> <p>In regards to design trends with this year's winners, RIBA President Jane Duncan&nbsp;commented on&nbsp;the ongoing&nbsp;prominence of brick as a building material, as well as the increasing use of timber. She also pointed out&nbsp;certain exemplary housing and education projects that more cities should model. &ldquo;Silchester and Ponders End are both great examples of e...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150013220/oma-s-design-for-2017-australia-s-mpavilion-is-revealed OMA's design for 2017 Australia's MPavilion is revealed Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-19T09:00:00-04:00 >2017-06-19T00:05:49-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8x/8xr0xjmvpq0spnha.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8x/8xr0xjmvpq0spnha.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8x/8xr0xjmvpq0spnha.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8x/8xr0xjmvpq0spnha.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/582637/mpavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MPavilion</a> is an Australian architectural commission and design event that annually erects a new <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/285282/temporary-structures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">temporary</a> pavilion, designed by a&nbsp;leading international architect, in&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/230290/melbourne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Melbourne</a>&rsquo;s historic Queen Victoria Gardens.<br>This year's structure, designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/382/oma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA</a>, is inspired by ancient amphitheaters. Blurring the lines between the inside and outside &ndash; and between audience and performer, OMA's pavilion creates a flexible civic space that can function as a stage, auditorium or even a playground. <br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/w7/w77wotambsu7ydgs.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/w7/w77wotambsu7ydgs.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Image courtesy OMA</figcaption></figure><p>Echoing the ideals of amphitheater typology, the pavilion comprises static and dynamic elements that allow for multiple configurations.<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/dt/dt92uc2ertrxplxa.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/dt/dt92uc2ertrxplxa.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Image courtesy OMA</figcaption></figure><p>"The pavilion&rsquo;s ground plan is shaped by two grand stands; one<br>fixed, the other movable, which together determine the setup of the performance space. The larger static grand stand is excavated from the surrounding landscape and embedded in 12 different species of indigenous plants, giving a sense of the Australian setting. The smaller gra...</p>