Archinect - News 2018-10-22T14:45:23-04:00 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 >2018-09-01T16:00:40-04:00 <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> Oliver Wainwright on Stirling Prize shortlist: 'Lacking showstoppers' Alexander Walter 2018-07-23T15:08:00-04:00 >2018-07-23T15:08:52-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>There is no single showstopper and it will be a difficult year for the judges, weighing up the varying shades of reticence on the list. Together, the buildings make a bit of a dull group, celebrating the mute and austere over the bold and expressive &ndash; repeating the tenor of last year&rsquo;s list, which scandalously failed to include Herzog &amp; de Meuron's Tate Switch House.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>The Guardian</em> architecture critic, Oliver Wainwright, isn't particularly impressed with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this year's selection of six projects</a> for the coveted <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA Stirling Prize</a>, awarded annually for Britain's best new building. Calling it "a bit of a dull group" and questioning especially the inclusion of the Norman Foster-designed &pound;1-billion Bloomberg London HQ, Wainwright elaborates: "As the Turner prize has shown in recent years, with its choice of young collective Assemble and now radical activist research agency Forensic Architecture, perhaps the more provocative work is happening elsewhere, flying beneath the decorous radar of the RIBA awards."</p> <p>In case you missed it, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">selected buildings</a> this year are:</p> <ul><li>Bloomberg HQ by Foster + Partners</li><li>Bushey Cemetery by Waugh Thistleton Architects</li><li>Chadwick Hall by Henley Halebrown</li><li>New Tate St Ives by Jamie Fobert Architects with Evans &amp; Shalev</li><li>Storey's Field Centre and Eddington Nursery by MUMA</li><li>Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre by Niall McLaughlin Architects</li></ul><p>The final S...</p> American Institute of Architects launches Film Challenge rohensley 2018-07-18T14:34:00-04:00 >2018-07-18T16:12:44-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The American Institute of Architects (AIA) launches its fourth annual film challenge as part of the AIA&rsquo;s &ldquo;Blueprint for Better&rdquo; campaign, an initiative that highlights the collaborative work of architects and civic leaders to solve some of the biggest issues facing cities today.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The American Institute of Architects <strong>4th annual Film Challenge:&nbsp;A Blueprint for Better</strong>, calls all creators, filmmakers, and architects to shine a light on how architecture can lead to a better future.<br></p> <p>Participants in the film challenge should produce, shoot and edit a three to five-minute documentary to tell a story about architects working with civic and community leaders to make a positive impact on their cities and towns.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Among&nbsp;other prizes, participants will have the chance to win a<strong> $5,000 grand prize</strong> that includes distribution of the film through a multitude of channels, including screenings at the&nbsp;Architecture and Design Film Festival&nbsp;on Oct. 16 in New York in addition to travel and accommodations.&nbsp;<br></p> <p>The amazing line-up of judges this year features Mayor&nbsp;Steve Benjamin, Diana Budds of Curbed,&nbsp;Thatcher Bean of MASS DesignLab,&nbsp;Tiffany Brown, and Emmy Award winning producer, Lynn Hirshfield.</p><p><strong>For more information, to register for the challenge, and to see films from last year&rsquo;s wi...</strong></p> Paris Gare du Nord station to triple in size to prepare for Brexit and Olympics travel demands Alexander Walter 2018-07-16T14:49:00-04:00 >2018-07-16T14:51:25-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>France&rsquo;s rail operator SNCF has unveiled plans to triple the size of Paris&rsquo; Gare du Nord station in time for the 2024 Olympic Games. [...] The project, carried out in partnership with developer Ceetrus and architect Denis Valode of Valode et Pistre, will be the largest refurbishment of the station since it was built in 1864. When complete it should increase the capacity of Europe&rsquo;s largest station from 700,000 to 800,000 people a day.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Valode et Pistre.</figcaption></figure><p>Besides accommodating an increase in travel volume during the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2024 Olympic Games</a>, the dramatic expansion of Paris' Gare du Nord terminus station is also preparing necessary spaces for new arrival procedures of British nationals in the post-<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brexit</a> era: (soon) no longer EU citizens, UK passengers arriving&nbsp;via the Eurostar train from London will have to undergo yet to be determined immigration and customs inspections. Since dedicated platforms have to be physically walled off from others&mdash;treating it like a national border&mdash;upgrading transportation facilities to meet the requirements of UK authorities has proven challenging at other European train stations, such as Amsterdam and Rotterdam.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Valode et Pistre.</figcaption></figure><p>Construction of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Valode et Pistre</a>-designed expansion is expected to be completed by 2024 in time for the Paris&nbsp;Summer Olympics.</p> Tate St Ives named UK’s Museum of the Year 2018 Alexander Walter 2018-07-06T13:29:00-04:00 >2018-07-06T13:31:08-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Tate St Ives has been announced as Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018, the largest and most prestigious museum prize in the world. Anne Barlow, director of Tate St Ives, was presented with the &pound;100,000 prize by artist Isaac Julien and the &lsquo;world&rsquo;s best teacher&rsquo; Andria Zafirakou at an award ceremony at the V&amp;A, London.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"Tate St Ives tells the story of the artists who have lived and worked in Cornwall in an international context," said Stephen Deuchar, chair of the judges. "The new extension to the gallery is deeply intelligent and breathtakingly beautiful, providing the perfect stage for a curatorial programme that is at once adventurous, inclusive and provocative. The judges admired an architect and gallery team who devoted some 12 years to this transformational change, consulting with the local community all the way."</p> <p>The group of finalist museums also included&nbsp;Brooklands Museum (Weybridge), Ferens Art Gallery (Hull), Glasgow Women&rsquo;s Library, and The Postal Museum (London).</p> Dream the Combine's 'Hide & Seek" installation to provide interactive setting for Warm Up Summer Music Series at MoMA PS1 Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-06-28T15:53:00-04:00 >2018-06-29T12:52:53-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The eagerly-awaited, annual&nbsp;<em>Warm Up&nbsp;</em>series of concerts and events has launched, with an interactive setting provided by Minneapolis-based practice <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dream the Combine</a>, winners of this year&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA PS1</a>&nbsp;Young Architect&rsquo;s Program&nbsp;competition. Titled&nbsp;<em>Hide &amp; Seek</em>, the winning installation, featuring a large-scale, network of mirrors, will activate the courtyard through September, playing host to more than 75 musical artists.&nbsp;</p> <p>This year's construction, done in collaboration with Clayton Binkley of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ARUP</a>, features nine intersecting elements sprawled across the entire MoMA PS1 courtyard. Scriptive elements, ranging from trampolines to runways, invite visitors into performance and establish platforms for improvisation while the horizontal structures contain interactive mirrors, that move in the wind or with human touch.<br></p> <p><br></p> <p>Jennifer Newsom and Tom Carruthers, founders of the&nbsp;experimental design practice, drew their inspiration for the project from performance artist Lorraine O&rsquo;Grady, whose piece &ldquo;...</p> Bartlett voted best UK architecture school for 15th year by Architects' Journal Hope Daley 2018-06-07T16:10:00-04:00 >2018-06-07T16:10:54-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The Bartlett has been named as the architecture school of choice by AJ100 practices for the 15th&nbsp;successive year. University College London&rsquo;s architecture faculty came out top when the UK&rsquo;s largest practices were asked their favourite school as part of the AJ&rsquo;s annual poll. This comes despite the Bartlett slipping to fourth in the Guardian&rsquo;s league table, behind Sheffield, Cambridge and Bath.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Over a fifth of AJ100 practices chose UCL's Bartlett with Bath close behind and no other establishment receiving more than 5% of the votes. The Bartlett was also <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ranked</a> as the 2nd best architecture school by the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">higher education network QS</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>The AJ100 top five architecture schools:&nbsp;</p> <p>1. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Bartlett, University College London</a><br>2. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Bath</a><br>3. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art</a><br>4. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University&nbsp;of Nottingham</a><br>5. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University&nbsp;of&nbsp;Sheffield</a></p> Call for Submissions now open for 'Ed' #3: Normal! Nicholas Korody 2018-06-07T14:02:00-04:00 >2018-06-21T13:30:58-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Architecture isn&rsquo;t normal. We take for a given that architecture has to operate the way it already does &mdash; but it doesn&rsquo;t. What appears as natural is in fact constructed, and has mutated dramatically through time. &ldquo;Architecture,&rdquo; that is, refers not just to the practice of building but also to a set of institutionalized social and labor relations, which are often misogynistic, racist, corrupt, and oppressive. For far too long, we&rsquo;ve accepted workplaces where women are mistreated, harassed, assaulted. We&rsquo;ve accepted the exclusion of people of color from our ranks and as our clients. We&rsquo;ve accepted exploitation of workers and cyclical systems of abuse. We&rsquo;ve accepted as the ideal of our profession an image of the architect&mdash;and the client&mdash;that is white, that is cis male, that is straight, that is able bodied, that is rich. We have to, urgently, denormalize these norms of the architectural profession and discipline.</p> <p>While architecture may not be normal, it does normalize. It transforms c...</p> Together and Apart - The 2018 Latvian Pavilion Anthony Morey 2018-06-02T17:38:00-04:00 >2018-06-03T18:46:03-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The Latvian Pavilion during the 16th International Architecture <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Exhibition Biennale Architettura</a> 2018, titled Together and Apart, looks at apartment buildings in relation to architecture&rsquo;s role in organizing society. It examines how this architectural typology generates ways of living together and apart although the individual apartment provides the possibility to separate one from the outside, it is always a part of a common structure.</p> this architectural typology generates ways of living together and apart although the individual apartment provides the possibility to separate one from the outside... <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Together and Apart. Photo: Ansis-Starks</figcaption></figure><figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Together and Apart. Photo: Ansis-Starks</figcaption></figure></figure><p><em>Together and Apart</em> is curated by a multidisciplinary team consisting of architect and urbanist Evel&#299;na Ozola, architect Mat&#299;ss Groskaufmanis, scenographer Anda Skr&#275;j&#257;ne and Director of the New Theatre Institute of Latvia Gundega Laivi&#326;a. This exhibition aims to explore the question of living together in...</p> Ma Yansong to select 2018 MAD Travel Fellowship student recipients next month Justine Testado 2018-05-30T16:59:00-04:00 >2018-05-30T16:59:11-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>It's already time for another edition of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAD Architects</a>' 2018 <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Travel Fellowship</a>. Established by Ma Yansong in 2009, the competitive program sponsors current&nbsp;university architecture students for overseas travel to conduct field work and further research into an architectural topic of their choice. The 2018 application deadline is June 8.</p> <p>For its ninth edition,&nbsp;the fellowship will support five international students who will get to travel to China, and five Chinese students who will use the fellowship funds to travel outside of China. Ma Yansong will evaluate the submissions and select the candidates, and the fellowship recipients are expected to be announced June 13.</p> <p>To date, the fellowship has sponsored 45 students. Looking back at the 2017 recipients, they collectively traveled to over 40 cities in 10 countries. Want an idea of some of the winning proposals? Here's a glimpse at some of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">last year's winning submissions</a>:<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Hossein Goudarzi, from Iran, 1st year graduate student in Univer...</figcaption></figure> Editor's Picks #486 Nam Henderson 2018-05-21T12:09:00-04:00 >2018-05-21T20:55:16-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The Tuscon based D.U.S.T, was profiled in a recent <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot</a>. <strong>Thayer-D</strong> commented "<em>This aesthetic seems to work well in desert like climates.</em>" which makes sense since D.U.S.T explained their approach as "<em>doing our best to respond to the dreams, goals and desires of our clients and to each site, landscape and specific conditions of the natural environment that we have the opportunity to design for.</em>"</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Casa Caldera. Photo Credit | ESTO&ndash;Jeff Goldberg</figcaption></figure><p>ICYMI, check out <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architecture of Artificial Intelligence</a> (a 5-part video series, produced for Archinect by<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Otis Harley</a>). The videos are based on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&lsquo;The Architecture of Artificial Intelligence'</a> by<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Hannah Wood</a>, published on Archinect last year.<a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><strong>jla-x</strong> couldn&rsquo;t help worry about the future, "<em>Awesome and exciting, but the problems are in the politics of an increasingly automated world. &nbsp;What happens when 80-90% of worker are no longer employable? I think its irresponsible to develop a technology without any conversation and idea of ho...</em></p> Why enter the ABB LEAF Awards? Sponsor 2018-05-16T08:00:00-04:00 >2018-05-17T13:47:53-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ABB LEAF Awards</a>.</strong></em></p> <p><em></em>The LEAF Awards is an annual awards ceremony founded in 2001 that brings together leading architects, designers, developers and suppliers from around the world. It recognises innovative architectural design projects and celebrates excellence in building design on an international scale. Every year each entry project is judged within its specific category by a leading panel of esteemed industry experts from around the world. Typically the LEAF Awards receive over 200 entries from a variety of architectural practices with recently completed or almost completed building design projects.</p> <p>Following on from the truly international success and recognition of the 2017 ABB LEAF Awards, we are excited to announce that the <strong>ABB LEAF Awards 2018 will be held on&nbsp;Thursday 18</strong><strong>th</strong><strong> October, 2018, Frankfurt, Germany</strong>. </p> <p>2018 welcomes the introduction of combining the ABB LEAF Awards with its partner event,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LEAF Forum 2018</a>, taking place on the 17th and 18th O...</p> Uber reveals six "Skyport" designs for its flying taxis Alexander Walter 2018-05-11T16:06:00-04:00 >2018-06-01T20:56:44-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>If Uber is to get its &ldquo;flying taxi&rdquo; service off the ground, it will need dozens of launchpads and landing sites on rooftops around cities as a supportive infrastructure. At the ride-hailing company&rsquo;s second annual Elevate conference in Los Angeles, six architecture firms presented their winning designs of what these so-called &ldquo;Skyports&rdquo; could look like. And holy cow, these things look straight out of Star Wars.</p></em><br /><br /><p>It was all futuristic sky towers, helipads, and beehive references this week when six architecture firms presented their "uberAIR Skyport" design proposals for Uber's autonomous flying taxi service in the not-too-distant future.&nbsp;</p> <p>According to the call for proposals, all facilities needed to be able to handle 4,000 passengers an hour within a three-acre footprint, provide charging spots for all the eVTOL (<em>Vertical Take-off and Landing</em>) aircrafts, and minimize environmental impact on adjacent neighborhoods.</p> <p>The selected firms and proposals are:</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; Gannett Fleming: "The Paw"</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; Pickard Chilton and Arup: "Sky Tower"</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; Corgan: "Connect"</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; The Beck Group: "The Hive"</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; BOKA Powell: "Skyport Prototype"</p> <p>(Cover picture) Humphreys &amp; Partners: "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Uber Hover</a>"</p> <p>Watch the archived live stream of the entire Uber Elevate Summit design presentation <a href=";t=5392s" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Winners Announced for LA County's Yes to ADU Design Competition Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-05-04T12:00:00-04:00 >2018-05-09T06:29:32-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Hot-market cities grappling with a dearth of housing, like those along the coast of California, are increasingly looking at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">accessory dwelling units</a> (ADUs)&mdash;commonly known as "granny flats&mdash;to help abate the statewide shortage. In 2016, California passed three laws aimed at facilitating in-law unit production; following the legalizations, the city of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a> received <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1,980 applications</a> for secondary units in 2017 alone.&nbsp;</p> <p>The County has also launched a number of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">adjacent initiatives</a> with the goal of making sure that some of these new homes are affordable. One of such pilot programs comes through the LA County Board of Supervisors' Homeless Initiative and sets out to catalyze the community of architects, designers, planners and creative strategists to re-imagine the potential of ADUs as a housing typology that can work in conjunction with other strategies to help alleviate the County's housing pressure.</p> <p>Working with the Art Commission Civic Art Program, the first phase of <em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Part of th...</a></em></p> New Call for Submissions for MONU #29 - Narrative Urbanism MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2018-05-02T13:21:00-04:00 >2018-05-02T13:21:40-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>One important outcome of our last <strong>MONU issue #28</strong> on <strong>"Client-shaped Urbanism"</strong> was the realization that in order to create better cities, we need to improve the communication among everybody involved in the creation of cities, whether they are clients, developers, municipalities, architects, urban designers, or the users of cities, to name just a few. Especially for architects and urban designers, one way to make themselves understood better, is to use the power of "narratives", helping them to connect not only to experts and intellectuals in the field, but to everybody else too. To find out what such urban and architectural narratives might look like today - and what they were like in the past - how they can be crafted, where they may be used and how narratives can help improving our cities in general is one of the main aims of the upcoming issue of <strong>MONU</strong> that we call<strong> "Narrative Urbanism"</strong>.</p> <p>In the history of human civilisation, narratives and storytelling have always been an importa...</p> Announcing the LEAF Awards and International Forum to be held this October Sponsor 2018-04-26T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-04-25T20:42:25-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ABB LEAF Awards</a>.</strong></em></p> <p>The LEAF Awards is an annual awards ceremony founded in 2001 that brings together leading architects, designers, developers and suppliers from around the world. It recognizes innovative architectural design projects and celebrates excellence in building design on an international scale. Every year each entry project is judged within its specific category by a leading panel of esteemed industry experts from around the world. Typically the LEAF Awards receive over 200 entries from a variety of architectural practices with recently completed or almost completed building design projects.&nbsp;</p> <p>Following on from the truly international success and recognition of the 2017 ABB LEAF Awards, we are excited to announce that the ABB LEAF Awards 2018 will be held on Thursday 18th October, 2018, Frankfurt, Germany. 2018 welcomes the introduction of combining the ABB LEAF Awards with its partner event, LEAF Forum 2018, taking place on the 17th and 18th O...</p> Vote now for your favorite AZ Awards 2018 finalists! Sponsor 2018-04-23T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-04-20T12:05:17-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Azure Magazine'</a>s&nbsp;annual AZ Awards has just released their list of finalists. The competition offers&nbsp;architects, designers, manufacturers, and students across the globe a chance at getting their best work internationally recognized.</p> <p>This year's AZ Awards saw a total of 997 entries submitted, the highest number of in the program&rsquo;s eight years. 64 finalists have been chosen by the jury comprised of Claire Weisz, founding partner at&nbsp;WXY; Megan Torza, partner at DTAH; lighting and furniture designer&nbsp;Michael Anastassiades;&nbsp;Michel Rojkind, founder of&nbsp;Rojkind Arquitectos; and Allen Chan, co-founder of&nbsp;DesignAgency.<br></p> <p>The finalist winners will be announced at the 2018&nbsp;AZ Awards Gala, to be held at Toronto&rsquo;s Evergreen Brick Works on Friday, June 22. This year's Guest of Honor is Winy Maas from MVRDV.&nbsp;In the meantime, the public has been invited vote for their favorite project in all 19 categories through the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People&rsquo;s Choice</a>&nbsp;portal.&nbsp;</p> <p>Check out some of this year's finalists and vote now!</p> <p>&darr; Finali...</p> A+D Museum & RCHS announce The Alley Fellowship Anthony Morey 2018-04-18T17:12:00-04:00 >2018-04-18T17:13:05-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A+D Museum</a> has announced the unveiling of their inaugural fellowship program, developed in collaboration with the LA-based multi-disciplinary design firm, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rios Clementi Hale Studios</a>.</p> <p>The aim of the The Alley Fellowship is to produce a two-month rotating exhibition and lecture series and is open to emerging, young, progressive artists in Los Angeles. The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">fellowship</a> will be awarded to six artists, selected by a seven-member jury consisting of artists, designers, and architects from the A+D Museum and Rios Clementi Hale Studios. The jury will select based on which projects best embody the spirit of transdisciplinary creative exploration, a key focus area for RCHS and A+D.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>A+D Museum</figcaption></figure><p>&ldquo;A fundamental aspect of the A+D&rsquo;s mission is to produce a platform for analysis, exploration, and for the ever-expanding perspectives of our field regardless of their historical arenas. The Alley Fellowship is a direct expression of this mission, it explores the means and modes of contemporary inquiry a...</p>