Archinect - News 2019-02-20T10:43:19-05:00 UK Holocaust memorial plan faces resistance from Royal Parks Alexander Walter 2019-02-11T15:04:00-05:00 >2019-02-11T15:14:20-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>A Holocaust memorial proposed for outside Parliament would have a "significant harmful impact" on the area, the Royal Parks have said. The landmark is planned to be built at Victoria Tower Gardens on Millbank, alongside the River Thames. Royal Parks, which looks after the space, said it could not support the plans as the Grade II listed park was a "highly sensitive location".</p></em><br /><br /><p>A <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">star-studded design competition</a> ended&nbsp;in October 2017 with the selection of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Adjaye Associates</a> and&nbsp;Ron Arad Architects as the winning team to plan the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UK&nbsp;Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre</a>.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>South view. &copy; Adjaye Associates and Ron Arad Architects</figcaption></figure><p>"Adjaye himself said last week that 'disrupting the pleasure&nbsp;of being in a park is key to the thinking' of the project," writes <em>The Observer</em> architecture critic, Rowan Moore, in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">his commentary</a> published by <em>The Guardian</em>. "Certainly a memorial to the Holocaust should have impact. It should not slip by unnoticed. But there is a difference between the intended disruption of a work of art and the clumsiness of a bad brief."<br></p><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Aerial Plan. &copy; Adjaye Associates and Ron Arad Architects.</figcaption></figure><p>Landscape architecture firm&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gustafson Porter + Bowman</a>,&nbsp;Plan A, and DHA Designs also contributed to the winning scheme which is now being rejected by the Royal Parks charity.<br></p> Serpentine Galleries, Google, and David Adjaye launch augmented-reality architecture competition Justine Testado 2019-02-06T20:28:00-05:00 >2019-02-07T12:54:25-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serpentine Galleries</a> teamed up with Google Arts &amp; Culture and architect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Adjaye</a> to launch the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Serpentine Augmented Architecture&rdquo;</a> competition, which is currently accepting proposals for an augmented-reality installation that will be developed and experienced on-site at the Serpentine Galleries &mdash; and located next to the 2019 <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serpentine Pavilion</a> &mdash; this summer.</p> <p>The competition is seeking speculative proposals and imaginary city spaces that explore the role and utility of AR in public-space design:&nbsp;How can <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">augmented reality</a> rethink spatiality? How can AR be used to develop new ideas about the way our cities are designed?&nbsp;</p> <p>The international call is open to&nbsp;architects, designers, games developers, artists, and the like, at any stage of their career. Individuals, teams, and studios can submit. The submission deadline is February 25, 2019 at 10 a.m. GMT.</p> <p>Give it your best shot, as the winning commission will be selected by an esteemed jury that includes: <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Adjaye</a></strong>, Architect and Tru...</p> Editor's Picks #495 Nam Henderson 2019-02-04T15:16:00-05:00 >2019-02-04T15:16:49-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Late last year, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gunnar Hubbard FAIA, LEED Fellow</a> was inspired by the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">latest climate report</a> from the UN&rsquo;s IPPC to pen <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Five Steps to Becoming a More Responsible Architect in the Age of Climate Change</a>. In response <strong>Jeromemorleylarsonsr</strong> opined "<em>The enemy of our environment is the segregation of white people called zoning and planning &mdash; so evil I consider it criminal activity for the sprawl and hatred it has caused</em>".</p> <p>Plus, Archinect has teamed up with the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Just Design</a> initiative (developed by a partnership of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architecture Lobby</a>,<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Yale School of Architecture&rsquo;s Equality in Design</a>, and<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Harvard Graduate School of Design&rsquo;s Women in Design</a>) to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">profile firms across the country that engage in fair labor practices</a>. Whether it is a family-friendly work schedule or a health coverage plan that goes above and beyond, the series spotlights practices that honor the basic rights of their employees and can serve as exemplary models of what should become standard for the field. </p> <p>The first two firms profi...</p> 'Enthralling gateway to its city:' Blair Kamin on Foster + Partners-led O'Hare expansion proposal Alexander Walter 2019-01-30T15:14:00-05:00 >2019-02-05T06:14:41-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Chances for architectural greatness are rare. When they come around, we best grab them. Such is the opportunity Chicago has before it with one of the five plans for a new global terminal at O&rsquo;Hare International Airport.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>Chicago Tribune</em> architecture critic, Blair Kamin, comes out in clear support of the Norman Foster-led finalist entry to the $8.5B <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago O&rsquo;Hare</a> 21 Terminal Expansion competition: "That plan, from a team led by London-based Foster + Partners architects, promises to be everything an airport should be: a precisely-honed machine for moving people and baggage; easy to get around intuitively; and an enthralling gateway to its city." Foster's joint venture team also includes Chicago-based architects Epstein and Moreno.<br></p> <p>The other four finalist teams, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">announced last November</a>, are Fentress-EXP-Brook-Garza Joint Venture Partners, Santiago Calatrava LLC, Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill (SOM), and Studio ORD Joint Venture Partners.</p> <p>Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Questions raised over selection process for massive expansion of O&rsquo;Hare International Airport</a><br></p> Elizabeth Diller wins 2019 Jane Drew Prize, Hélène Binet wins Ada Louise Huxtable Prize + Women in Architecture shortlists announced Justine Testado 2019-01-28T14:09:00-05:00 >2019-01-30T10:13:44-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Today, the Architects' Journal and Architectural Review announced two influential women in the architecture industry as winning recipients in their 2019 Women in Architecture Awards program. Architect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elizabeth Diller</a> was honored with the Jane Drew Prize,&nbsp;while renowned architectural photographer <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">H&eacute;l&egrave;ne Binet</a> won the Ada Louise Huxtable Prize.</p> <p>The Jane Drew Prize is a lifetime achievement that recognizes an architect who, through their work, helped raise the profile of women in architecture. The Ada Louise Huxtable Prize recognizes individuals working in the wider architectural industry who have made a significant contribution to the field and the built environment.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>The Broad Museum in Los Angeles by Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Photo: Diller Scofidio + Renfro.</figcaption></figure><p>&ldquo;Liz Diller is an international architectural powerhouse and a hugely deserving winner of this year&rsquo;s Jane Drew Prize. From her wide range of work [...] Diller&rsquo;s brave, refreshing, innovative and often cross-disciplinary approach...</p> Inspiration from Italian ceramic and tile push architects and designers to submit their best ideas Sponsor 2019-01-28T13:36:00-05:00 >2019-01-28T14:02:44-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><figure><img src=""></figure><p><strong>This post is brought to you by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition</a>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>In its 26th year, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition</a> challenges architects and designers to create outstanding works through the use of Italian ceramics and porcelain tile. A well known building material, ceramic and tile usage can be found through out architecture's historical timeline. As modern technology and advancement in building materials has progressed the beauty in ceramic and tiles still remains.&nbsp;</p> <p>This year architects and designers are invited to submit their projects that utilize Italian ceramic tiles in an aesthetically beautiful, original, and functional way. Past winners of the competition include leading industry names such as &nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gensler</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cooper Carry</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renzo Piano Building Workshop</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Libeskind</a>, and more.&nbsp;</p> <p>Last year's commercial category winner, Studio Libeskind, used 3D geometric-patterned stone tiles to accentuate the building's facade. The residential commission, Sapphire, was built in Berlin...</p> Questions raised over selection process for massive expansion of O’Hare International Airport Mackenzie Goldberg 2019-01-18T15:34:00-05:00 >2019-01-18T18:27:42-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>A city-appointed evaluation committee heard presentations from the architects on Tuesday and Wednesday, yet the city is declining to make public the identities of the committee&rsquo;s members. Worse, the committee will prepare a report, but that report won&rsquo;t be made public.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The highly anticipated international design competition to expand <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago's O'Hare International Airport</a> has released their shortlist of five proposals from heavyweights <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster + Partners</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Gang</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Calatrava</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOM</a>, and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fentress</a>. Amidst chatter on the merits of each, questions have been raised over the transparency of the selection process, which refuses to disclose both the identities of the evaluation committee as well as their report on the five presentations. This lack of transparency matters because, as Blair Kamin <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">cautions</a> in&nbsp;<em>the Chicago Tribune,&nbsp;</em>it "means that the public will be in the dark about what the experts think. It also means Mayor&nbsp;<a href="" title="Rahm Emanuel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rahm Emanuel</a>&nbsp;will be free to make an arbitrary or ill-informed choice."</p> Sam Jacob Studio selected to design new entrance for V&A on Cromwell Road Mackenzie Goldberg 2019-01-11T13:42:00-05:00 >2019-01-11T13:42:56-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sam Jacob Studio</a> has won the competition to give the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Victoria and Albert Museum</a>'s landmarked entrance on Cromwell Road a &pound;2.25 million transformation. The commission comes one year after <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amanda Levete's porcelain piazza</a> and new entrance on Exhibition Road, which has <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">helped the V&amp;A achieve record visitor numbers</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>The first phase of the Cromwell Road overhaul will involve a redesign of museum's iconic rotunda entrance, while the second phase will involve the lobby's entrance desk, furniture, toilets, heating etc. In their call for designers, the museum said their aim for the transformation is to "harness the potential of the impressive dome area while creating a space in which visitors feel at ease."</p> <p>Sam Jacob&mdash;who has designed a number of gallery and exhibition spaces&mdash;beat out other firms Studio TILT, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nex</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gibson Thornley</a> and John Puttick Associates for the bid. He also recently completed the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">V&amp;A's first international outpost</a> in Shekou, Shenzhen.</p> <p>On the decision, acting director of d...</p> Editor's Picks #494 Nam Henderson 2019-01-09T19:37:00-05:00 >2019-01-09T21:28:36-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>ICYMI, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shane Reiner-Roth</a>&nbsp;attended <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Summit LA18</a> and offered some <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">thoughts</a> on LivingHome YB1, an immaculately designed first full-scale prototype ADU, by Yves B&eacute;har. Contrary to what some might think <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Erik Evens</a> argued <br></p> <p>"<em>this seems to be a pretty credible attempt at prefabricated housing...And frankly, the $280k price tag (more like $350k all in) is not bad for such a can be easier, faster and somewhat less expensive for people-of-means, who are looking for a neat and simple solution to a particular building type, such as a vacation house on a remote rural site, or a backyard accessory structure.</em>"</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Floor Plan of YB1 at Summit LA18</figcaption></figure><p>Plus, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ryan Scavnicky</a> launched a new series <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Extra Extra</a>: on architecture memes et al. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eric Lawler</a> was "<em>Looking forward to future ExtraExtras...think Ryan is on to something close to actual criticism...Archinect has a unique position as the largest forum for architectural discussion outside of Facebook. its independence compels it to take a stronger...</em></p> Andrea Palladio Comes to Los Angeles Anthony Morey 2019-01-09T18:18:00-05:00 >2019-01-09T18:20:24-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Andrea Palladio in Los Angeles&rdquo;</a> is the first of a ten monograph series that pairs seminal architects with contemporary cities. Examining Los Angeles through the work of Andrea Palladio, the publication captures the city through a collection of fictional Palladian projects and accompanying critical essays.<br></p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Publication Spread. Image via PAX</figcaption></figure></figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PAX Monographs</a> approaches the the architectural monograph as a critical medium, rethinking it from a retrospective exercise into a projective assertion. Engaging history as a generative source rather than a distant reference, the series places past architects in present day cities in which they have never built before.&nbsp;</p><p>Through the lens of history, the publication actively engages our current contexts. In doing so, the publication translates seminal work in unintended contexts, questioning the critical relationship shared between architecture and its cultural setting. PAX Monographs revisits seemingly definitive bodies of knowledge to challenge thei...</p> STEM, Death and Dying: December brought beginnings, endings and some inbetweeners Anthony Morey 2018-12-31T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-12-31T12:58:39-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>December may be the end of 2018, but that did not slow down the news and updates from the architecture world. December brought some architectural street cred from Congress, some thoughts on death and updates on post-modernism's mid-life crisis.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><a href=";w=1456" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=728"></a><figcaption>The US Capitol Building</figcaption></figure><p><strong>&uarr;&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture will be recognized as STEM</a></strong> </p> <p>The academic grouping known as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) has long been regarded as the antithesis to the creative fields of art, music, and architecture. But the bill recently passed by the US House of Representatives allows states to use federal money to modernize Career Technical Education (CTE) curricula, which will soon include architecture.&nbsp;</p> <figure rel="cursor: pointer; max-width: 100%; height: auto; vertical-align: middle; width: auto; margin-top: 6px !important; background: none !important;"><a href=";w=1456" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=728"></a><figcaption>Hospital of the Innocents - Women's Courtyard by Filippo Brunelleschi and Francesco della Luna Image &copy;</figcaption></figure><p><strong>&uarr;&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The architecture of death and dying</a></strong></p> <p>The idea of death and dying is a rather bleak subject. Many avoid discussion of the matter at all costs, while others plan to prolong its advanc...</p> Call for Projects: Sign up now for the 2019 Ceramics of Tile Competition Sponsor 2018-12-21T15:16:00-05:00 >2018-12-21T18:12:56-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><figure><img src=""></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition</a>.</strong></em><br></p> <p>Each year, the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition</a>&nbsp;&ndash; hosted by Confindustria Ceramica and the Italian Trade Agency &ndash; recognizes the outstanding work of North American architects, designers and students who create imaginative spaces using Italian ceramic and porcelain tile. Now in its 26th year, the 2019 Tile Competition is accepting entries in three built categories &ndash; residential, commercial and institutional &ndash; and one student category.&nbsp;<br></p> <p>Architects and designers are invited to submit their projects that utilize Italian ceramic tiles in an aesthetically beautiful, original, and functional way.&nbsp;Past winners include leading industry names such as Gensler, Cooper Carry, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Studio Libeskind, and more.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Sapphire by Studio Libeskind Image &copy; Studio Libeskind</figcaption></figure><p>In the three built categories, projects can be domestic or international but must be designed by North America-based architects and designers, ...</p> Canada Council for the Arts releases four team shortlist for 2020 Venice Biennale Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-12-19T18:12:00-05:00 >2018-12-19T18:12:56-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The Canada Council for the Arts has revealed the four proposals shortlisted for exhibition at the Canadian Pavilion at Venice's 2020 Architecture Biennale. Included are designs from emerging Canadian stars <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Common Accounts</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ja Architecture Studio</a>, and the duo <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Balaban</a> and David Theodore, who have teamed up for the project. Additionally,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carleton University</a>&rsquo;s Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism&mdash;which is led by Professor Jill Stoner&mdash;has been tapped as well.&nbsp;</p> <p>From an exhibition on Canada's waterscapes and inland bodies of water, to one on light wood framing, the shortlisted visions address ideas of identity, history and culture within the context of Canadian architecture. With an open ended prompt, the proposed exhibitions focus on topics ranging from the after life to Canada's role as a filming location and stand in for other places.&nbsp;Below is a snapshot of each team&rsquo;s vision.</p> <p><strong>Fluid Boundaries: Ethical Imaginaries of Inland Waters<br></strong><em></em>Azrieli School of Architecture &amp; Urbanism (...</p> Lake Victoria Challenge looks to drone technology to transform rural mobility in the region Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-12-07T14:36:00-05:00 >2018-12-07T14:36:51-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The most densely populated rural area in the world, East Africa's Lake Victoria basin is home to 35 million people. Many in hard-to-reach, rural locations, these communities often lack necessary infrastructure, separating them from vital services as well as from markets where they can sell their produce.</p> <p>Aimed at taking on these challenges, the Tanzanian government has teamed up with four organizations&mdash;including UNICEF, and the World Bank&mdash;to look at the potential of deploying <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">drone technologies</a> in the region. Known as the Lake Victoria challenge, the initiative aims at providing long-term opportunities for growth.</p> <p>&ldquo;The rural island communities in and around Mwanza are often only accessible by boat, which can be slow and expensive," said Hon. John Mongella, the Regional Commissioner of the Mwanza Region. "A drone network will support this existing infrastructure, improving access to healthcare and opportunity.&rdquo;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Lake Victoria Challenge. Photo by Chris Morgan (Fundi Films/World Bank)</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>La...</figcaption></figure> Finalists announced for 2019 MoMA/PS1 Young Architects Program Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-12-05T14:19:00-05:00 >2018-12-07T11:52:00-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA PS1</a> has announced the five finalists who will compete for the 2019 edition of its annual <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Young Architects Program</a>. Challenging emerging architectural talent to develop creative proposals for a temporary summer outdoor installation, the highly coveted commission serves as a stage and shelter for the museum's seasonal Warm Up concert series. Architects are also asked to address environmental issues, including sustainability and recycling, with their installation.</p> <p>To choose an architectural studio, over 100 nominators from across North America are asked to submit a young office for consideration. Previous talent tapped by the program has included <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SHoP Architects</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andr&eacute;s Jaque/Office for Political Innovation</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Living</a>/David Benjamin and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SO-IL</a>.</p> <p>This year's finalists are as follows:</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Pedro y Juana's installation in the Chicago Cultural Center. Photo by Steve Hall, copyright Hedrich Blessing courtesy of the Chicago Architecture Biennial.</figcaption></figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pedro &amp; Juana</a><br>Ana Paula Ruiz Galindo and Mecky R...</p> Foster, Calatrava, Gang, SOM among teams shortlisted for $8.5B Chicago O'Hare airport expansion Alexander Walter 2018-11-09T15:01:00-05:00 >2018-11-09T15:01:07-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>After receiving bids from twelve groups that included some of the planet&rsquo;s top architectural talent, Chicago has narrowed its search down to five teams hoping to design a $8.5 billion terminal expansion of O&rsquo;Hare International Airport.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The list of five finalist teams includes some of the big-name bidders that responded to Chicago's O&rsquo;Hare 21 Terminal Expansion Project RFP <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">back in September</a>:</p> <ul><li>Fentress-EXP-Brook-Garza Joint Venture Partners</li> <li>Foster Epstein Moreno JV Joint Venture Partners</li> <li>Santiago Calatrava LLC</li> <li>Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill (SOM)</li> <li>Studio ORD Joint Venture Partners</li></ul><p>The group of well known firms that didn't make the cut includes Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly,&nbsp;Studio Fuksas,&nbsp;Bjarke Ingels Group, Gensler,&nbsp;HOK, Grimshaw Architects,&nbsp;Perkins+Will,&nbsp;and iconic Chicago firm Jahn, architects of&nbsp;O&rsquo;Hare&rsquo;s Terminal 1 in 1988 (as C.F. Murphy Associates).</p> <p>"Chicago has called upon some of the world&rsquo;s best designers to help carry out our vision for the new O&rsquo;Hare Global Terminal&mdash;the key to a bigger, better and more modern O&rsquo;Hare for the 21st century," <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">commented</a> Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the selection. "As we look ahead to O&rsquo;Hare&rsquo;s future&mdash;we won&rsquo;t forget Chicago&rsquo;s legacy of architecture and transportation. By the end of this competition...</p> HENN's winning design gives the largest cultural center in Europe a makeover Katherine Guimapang 2018-10-29T19:43:00-04:00 >2018-10-30T13:35:40-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The Gasteig, the largest cultural center in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Europe</a>, will undergo an intensive renovation and remodeling. After 30 years of use, the Gasteig will be redesigned by the team at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HENN</a>. Opening in 1984/85, the centre welcomes an estimated two million visitors annually. Originally designed by the architecture partnership of Raue, Rollenhagen, Grossmann and Lindemann,&nbsp;its red brick design may not have been a visual showstopper. However, the building's role as <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich's</a> cultural hub is what it's revered for.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image &copy; HENN</figcaption></figure><p>Having been chosen to renovate a structural icon within the community, HENN focused on redesigning the center by introducing a new architectural element to the building. Highlighting the role of the center's interior, HENN's design proposal features a glazed bridge that focuses on uniting existing areas of the building. The transparency of the bridge creates a new visual perspective enabling the the Gasteig to open up to the city and create a welcoming feel.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Interior space I...</figcaption></figure> Gallery X launched by the A+D Museum Anthony Morey 2018-10-17T10:00:00-04:00 >2018-10-17T02:00:29-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A+D Museum</a>&nbsp;has announced Gallery X, a branch of the A+D dedicated to curating public spaces and bringing the making and implementation of art to a wider more diverse audience. Gallery X aims to reach beyond the walls of the institution and produce local engagement through facilitate provocative urban and public canvases to the incredibly talented and provocative artists and designers of Los Angeles. Through designing the inclusion of art in the people&rsquo;s urban landscape we bring a renewed vibrancy to Los Angeles.&nbsp;</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Image supplied by a+d museum. </figcaption></figure></figure><p>Gallery X was conceived as an initiative to bring progressive, young, and diverse artists to the forefront of public engagement by partnering with local institution, developers and real estate companies as a means to expanded the locations and means in which the museum can connect and curate within the area. With Los Angeles building at an incredible rate, the growth and guidance of public art have never been in such need and simultaneously...</p> Princeton announces call for Field Studies colloquium proposals Anthony Morey 2018-10-02T01:40:00-04:00 >2018-10-02T12:25:41-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Princeton has announced a call for proposals for&nbsp;Field Studies,&nbsp;a doctoral student workshop hosted by the PhD program in History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University. The workshop will be held at Princeton University&rsquo;s School of Architecture in March 2-3, 2019.&nbsp;</p> <p>The state of the discipline, or as this inquiry more specifically terms it, the&nbsp;<em>field</em>, is currently undergoing a crisis of identity. Despite having increased in visibility in recent decades, the disciplinary position of Architectural History and Theory (AHT) is experiencing the adverse side effect of a rampantly expanded field: a loose center. Disoriented by numerous &ldquo;turns&rdquo; (the critical, the post-critical, the technological, the semiotic, the curatorial, the environmental, to name only a few), many doctoral programs in AHT currently operate in a disciplinary fog that hinders rather than enables fruitful discussion. Correspondingly, other disciplines often seem unclear as to AHT&rsquo;s object of study, a response t...</p> Calling All Storytellers: Blank Space Launches Sixth Annual Fairy Tales Competition Sponsor 2018-09-27T08:00:00-04:00 >2018-09-26T18:43:11-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><strong></strong></p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blank Space</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;</p> <p>For the last 5 years, the Fairy Tales competition has captured the imagination of designers and architects around the world. Last year's record breaking competition drew entries from over 60 countries, making the competition once again the largest annual architecture competition in the world. For the sixth year of the competition, Blank Space is proud to partner with ArchDaily, Archinect, Bustler, and the AIAS.<br></p> <p><strong>&ldquo;My personal little theory is that we&rsquo;re all constantly reworking our childhoods. For me, creativity has a lot to do with recovering lost innocence,&rdquo; says jury member J&uuml;rgen Mayer, &ldquo;As a society, we&rsquo;re definitely looking at the future again, but always in terms of responsibilities, cautions, and potential catastrophes. I refer back to this moment in the past where there was this excitement, energy, and risk of discovery.&rdquo;</strong></p> <p>To celebrate the launch of the 6th year of the Fairy Tales competition- all Fairy Tales publications, includin...</p> Russia cancels plans for ambitious NCCA museum in Moscow due to lack of funding Alexander Walter 2018-09-26T18:13:00-04:00 >2018-09-26T18:13:32-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Russian officials have abandoned a flagship project to build of a new State Center for Contemporary Arts in Moscow. [...] the head of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (ROSIZO-NCCA), Sergey Perov, revealed to the Art Newspaper Russia earlier this month that the project had been officially scrapped due to a lack of funding. He said the government had been unable to find the 16 billion rubles ($240 million) needed to back the project.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Irish firm&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Heneghan Peng Architects</a> had originally emerged as the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">final winner</a> of the international competition for Moscow&rsquo;s new <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Center for Contemporary Arts (NCCA)</a> back in 2013.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image/Visualization by Luxigon</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image/Visualization by Luxigon</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image/Visualization by Luxigon</figcaption></figure> Editor's Picks #491 Nam Henderson 2018-09-11T12:15:00-04:00 >2018-10-03T15:20:18-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sophia Bannert</a> worried <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is the Rigidity of the Architectural Profession Constraining Innovation?</a> For his part, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jason Buchheit</a> found a problem or three with the piece "<em>I'm going to be more pointed. &nbsp;Fundamentally I think your core argument is correct. The current model of architectural education does need to change to reflect the current demands of the profession. &nbsp;My issue lies is that all of the reasons you give undercut your own arguments.</em><em>"</em></p> <figure><img src=";w=728&amp;dpr=2"><figcaption>Triplex Apartments. Image via Eric Owen Moss</figcaption></figure><p><em></em>Plus, the latest edition of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">From the Ground Up</a> featured <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eric Owen Moss's Playa Del Rey Triplex</a>, which <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> believes is "<em>one of Eric&rsquo;s best projects.</em>"<em></em><em></em><em></em><em></em></p> <figure><p><br></p> <figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure></figure><br>News <p>ICYMI, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) designated Philip Johnson and John Burgee&rsquo;s AT&amp;T Building, now known as 550 Madison Avenue, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a landmark</a>. Contrary to some critics of the move, <strong>Thayer-D</strong> argued while "<em>It's not even as good as the average 1920-1930 mid-town office building...this building was huge when it came ou...</em></p> First building awarded the Stirling Prize now slated for a primary school Hope Daley 2018-08-31T18:06:00-04:00 >2018-09-06T08:56:10-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The first building to win the RIBA Stirling Prize &ndash; Hodder Associates&rsquo; Centenary Building for the University of Salford &ndash; could be converted into a new primary school. The plans for the currently empty 23-year-old building form part of 5plus Architects&rsquo; emerging 99ha development framework for the university&rsquo;s existing campus and surrounding area.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Hodder + Partners's Centenary Building for the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Salford</a> was the first to be awarded the RIBA <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stirling Prize</a> back in 1996. Originally designed to be the School of Electrical Engineering, during construction plans changed for the building to house the&nbsp;Faculty of Art and Design Technology. Now, according to a consultation document, the structure is slated for <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reuse</a> as an&nbsp;entry primary school.&nbsp;</p> eVolo Magazine Announces 2019 Skyscraper Competition Sponsor 2018-08-30T16:03:00-04:00 >2018-08-30T16:03:32-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";bg=FFFFFF&amp;auto=compress&amp;format&amp;w=1028&amp;h=180"></a></p></figure><p><strong><em>This post is brought to you by the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2019 Skyscraper Competition</a></em></strong></p> <p>The 2019 edition of the annual&nbsp;<strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skyscraper Competition</a></strong>&nbsp;organized by eVolo Magazine has just been announced and will run until January 2019. Each year the architecture and design publication makes a call to architects and designers around the globe to explore new concepts for vertical living. The competition is open to anyone, including students, young professionals, and established practices.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Sand Babel Skyscraper. Honorable Mention 2014 Skyscraper Competition. Qiu Song, Kang Pengfei, Bai Ying, Ren Nuoya, Guo Shen.</figcaption></figure><p>eVolo Magazine calls for ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the implementation of novel technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution- projects that examine the relationship between the skyscraper and the natural world, the skyscraper and the community, and the skyscraper and the city....</p> A new and improved, 'Decathlon 2019–2020', is heading back to DC Nam Henderson 2018-08-29T21:15:00-04:00 >2018-08-29T19:15:18-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Teams that compete in the Solar Decathlon Build Challenge must design and construct fully functional houses...In the National Showcase, teams will ship their houses to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in June 2020 for display and operation on the National Mall. In the Local Build, teams will showcase their built houses in their communities and bring a smaller representative exhibit to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival</p></em><br /><br /><p>Plus, both the Solar Decathlon and Race to Zero competitions are merging, creating the new, U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.</p> <p>For further details check out the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2019&ndash;2020 Competition Guide</a><br></p> Winning airport design accused of plagiarizing Kengo Kuma's Wooden Bridge Museum Hope Daley 2018-08-27T14:09:00-04:00 >2018-11-29T13:46:03-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Duangrit Bunnag, the renowned local architect who won the bid to design Suvarnabhumi airport's second terminal, has denied plagiarising the work of a Japanese architect. "I didn't copy anyone else's work. Those who follow my work will know that I created a similar image in my previous designs, such as for a hotel in Sri Lanka," Mr Duangrit told The Standard, a local online news portal.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Duangrit Bunnag's firm DBALP Consortium, along with Nikken Sekkei, EMS Consultants, MHPM, MSE and ARJ Consortium, were recently announced as winners of the Suvarnabhumi <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airport Terminal</a> 2 Project design contest. Focused on expanding the Thailand&nbsp;airport, the competition design sparked online accusations of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">plagiarizing</a>&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kengo Kuma's</a>&nbsp;Wooden Bridge Museum in southern Japan.&nbsp;</p> <p>DBALP Consortium's winning airport design:<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Suvarnabhumi Terminal 2 competition entry by DBALP Consortium. Image: DBALP Consortium. </figcaption></figure><p>Kengo Kuma's&nbsp;Wooden Bridge Museum:<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Kengo Kuma's Wooden Bridge Museum, located in southern Japan. Image: Takumi Ota.</figcaption></figure> 2018 CGArchitect 3D Awards Announced Anthony Morey 2018-08-27T08:55:00-04:00 >2018-08-27T13:47:42-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>CG Architect has announced their winners for their yearly visualization awards.&nbsp;The CGarchitect 3Dawards have 4 separate categories: Image, Film/Animation, Interactive and Student. Within the Film/Animation and Image categories there are also two sub-categories for Commissioned and Non-Commissioned work. All the work submitted for an award must have been created in the past 2 calendar years. This year's winners include industry vanguards such as <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kilograph</a> and&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DBOX</a> along with potent and creative newcomers from the student categories. Check out the full list of winners and their submissions below.&nbsp;<br></p> <p><strong>Interactive</strong></p> <p>Winner: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kilograph</a></p> <p><strong>Image </strong>(Commissioned)</p> <p>Winner: Recent Spaces<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image by Recent Spaces. </figcaption></figure><p><strong>Image&nbsp;</strong>(Non-Commissioned)<br></p> <p>Winner:&nbsp;Bartosz Domiczek</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image by Bartosz Domiczek</figcaption></figure><p><strong>Film</strong> (Commissioned)</p> <p>Winner:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DBOX</a></p> <p><strong>Film </strong>(Non-Commissioned)</p> <p>Winner: Ryan Wai Lin Lam<br></p> <p><strong>Student</strong> (Image)</p> <p>Winner:&nbsp;Mano&nbsp;Karlinger</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image by Man&oacute; Karlinger</figcaption></figure><p><strong>Student </strong>(Film)</p> <p>Winner:&nbsp;San We Kong Jian</p> <p><strong>Unreal Experience</strong> (Image)</p> <p>Winner:...</p> Assembly returns at A+D Museum Anthony Morey 2018-08-22T13:34:00-04:00 >2018-08-22T22:22:14-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><strong>Saturday, September 8, 2018</strong> from <strong>6:30-10pm</strong> the <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A+D Museum</a> will unveil its second out of The Assembly. The Assembly is a new tradition; it is a gathering. This approach to exhibition openings is an expression of the museum's mission to join together a diverse group in celebration of different disciplines of design and points of view. In this outing the museum will be celebrating 5 new exhibits being opened to the public.<br></p> <p><strong>Wireframes: The Visualization of Architecture</strong></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Wireframes. Branding and Image via Kilograph.</figcaption></figure><figure></figure><p>Wireframes is the first exhibit to track the art of architectural visualization since its inception. The exhibit presents a series of narratives, snapshots from the discipline's vibrant history. Through illustrations, projections, and interactive technologies the visitor is immersed in the story of architectural visualization. With over 30 artists participating, Wireframes exhibits the infinite possibilities for creative visual communication. Artists include <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kilograph</a>,&nbsp;Hayes Da...</p> Epic Games unleashes Unreal with the Academy Anthony Morey 2018-08-19T13:52:00-04:00 >2018-09-25T19:31:03-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Epic Games</a>, the creators of the Unreal Engine, the standard for VR and AR exploration, experiment and implementation has unveiled its Academy. Understanding that understanding and exploring their medium is not as easy as picking up a pencil. Unreal is looking to change this by launching its own online academy meant to bring such software and creative unleashing to the masses. The academy will have a collection of tutorials, lectures and sample files tied to architecture, industrial design, game development and visualization to name a few.&nbsp;</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Epic Games Academy</figcaption></figure></figure><p>With more and more educational institutions embracing the visual and visceral adoration of such projects that comes from such technology and with a growing portion of such institutional leaders and educators unaware of how to use, teach and implement such software, having companies bridge the landscapes between creator and educator may be a sign of things to come &mdash; a much needed one.&nbsp;</p> The Lotus House Explores the Potential of 3D Printing for Sustainable Construction Liam Otten 2018-08-15T12:21:00-04:00 >2018-08-15T13:41:02-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>From consumer goods to medical devices, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3D printing</a> is reshaping the manufacturing world. But what about construction? Could this technology change the way buildings are made?</p> <p>That&rsquo;s the question posed by a team from Washington University in St. Louis.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Over the past eight months</a>, students from the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sam Fox School of Design &amp; Visual Arts</a> and the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">School of Engineering &amp; Applied Science</a>&nbsp;&mdash; with support from the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">International Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (InCEES)</a>&mdash;&nbsp;have used 3D printing to design and fabricate elements of&nbsp;Lotus House, an energy-efficient prototype residence unveiled this month as part of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Solar Decathlon China 2018</a>.</p> <p>In this Q&amp;A, project manager Kinga Pabjan, a master&rsquo;s candidate in architecture and construction management, discusses Lotus House, 3D printing and the future of sustainable construction.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Project manager Kinga Pabjan. (Courtesy Team WashU)</figcaption></figure><p><strong>Describe Lotus House. What inspired the design?</strong><br></p> <p>Lotus House is a 650-square-foot, single-story home. The...</p>