Archinect - News 2018-05-25T14:18:32-04:00 Contemporary art project opens in ancient ruins of Herculaneum and Pompeii Alexander Walter 2018-05-21T18:10:00-04:00 >2018-05-21T18:13:35-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The House of the Beautiful Courtyard at Herculaneum and the House of the Cryptoporticus in Pompeii will each be the site of a new installation by artist Catrin Huber, as part of a Newcastle University project designed to create a new dialogue&nbsp;between contemporary art, Roman wall painting and archaeological remains.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Expanded Interiors at Herculaneum. Photo: Amedeo Benestante.</figcaption></figure><p>"By investigating two distinctive Roman houses, our project sets out an exchange of knowledge between old and new," the <em></em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Expanded Interiors</em> project website</a> explains. "We are exploring what Contemporary painting and site-specific fine-art practice can learn from the often incredibly sophisticated and complex works of the Roman wall painters. In turn we investigate how contemporary fine-art practice can provide new perspectives on the spatial configurations of ancient Roman homes and the artefacts that adorned them. In so doing we will bring Roman artefacts (their replicas) back to the sites, while exploring new forms for displaying archaeological artefacts at Roman archaeological sites."<br></p> <p><em>Expanded Interiors</em> runs from May 17 <strong>&ndash;</strong> Jan 15, 2019 at Herculaneum and Jul 14 <strong>&ndash;</strong> Jan 15 at Pompeii.</p> 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> First photos of David Chipperfield's new Royal Academy of Arts campus opening this weekend Alexander Walter 2018-05-17T16:28:00-04:00 >2018-05-18T13:31:31-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Royal Academy of Arts</a> in London is in extraordinary party mode: to celebrate the institution's 250th anniversary, the RA will host a weekend-long art festival on May 19 and 20 with plenty of events, tours, performances, tours, displays, and DJ sets. <br></p> <p>At the heart of the festivities is the grand opening of the new RA campus, a major redevelopment designed by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Chipperfield Architects</a> which will dramatically increase available spaces to present to the public historic pieces from its vast collection, work of its Royal Academicians and the RA schools as well as hosting events and exhibitions.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Weston Bridge and The Lovelace Courtyard. Credit: Simon Menges.</figcaption></figure><p>"One of the key features of the redevelopment is the new Weston Bridge between Burlington House and Burlington Gardens, uniting the two-acre campus and creating a new route between Piccadilly and Mayfair," the RA project outline explains. <br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Weston Bridge. Credit: Simon Menges.</figcaption></figure><p>"The unified campus provides 70% more public space tha...</p> A brutalist fragment displayed at the Venice Biennale speaks to our current housing crisis Hope Daley 2018-05-15T18:41:00-04:00 >2018-05-21T21:49:57-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>While some were delighted that at least a small part of the architectural heritage of Robin Hood Gardens was being preserved for posterity, others were furious that the V&amp;A &ndash; a so-called &lsquo;arms-length&rsquo; body, governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Prime Minister &ndash; considered the estate valuable enough to collect, but not valuable enough to help save from demolition in the first instance.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The story behind London's brutalist Robin Hood Gardens reveals issues pertinent to our current housing crisis. Crystal Bennes unpacks the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">V&amp;A's decision to preserve and display a section of demolished housing</a> in this year's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice Architecture Biennale</a>, revealing condemnation of the building before it was even completed.&nbsp;</p> The Chicago Architecture Biennial announces Sepake Angiama and Paulo Tavares as co-curators of the 2019 Biennial Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-05-15T13:10:00-04:00 >2018-05-15T13:34:09-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a> has announced that curator and educator Sepake Angiama, and architect and urbanist Paulo Tavares will be joining the curatorial team of the 2019 Biennial, taking place next year. The co-curators will be working with the visionary curator and writer Yesomi Umolu, who was <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">selected as the Artistic Director</a> of the city's third biennial back in March.</p> <p>Angiama, who recently served as Head of Education for <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Documenta 14</a>, has devised education programs for a number of leading international institutions, including <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tate Modern</a> &amp; Hayward Gallery, London. Her work centers around discursive practices, the social framework, and how we shape and form our experiences in understanding the world. As a recent fellow at basis voor actuele kunst, she conducted a year-long research into intersectional feminism and science fiction.</p> <p>Brazilian architect Paulo Tavares' work is concerned with the relations between conflict and space as they intersect within the multi-scalar ar...</p> Adrian Lahoud selected to curate inaugural Sharjah Architecture Triennial Alexander Walter 2018-05-11T13:32:00-04:00 >2018-05-11T13:50:20-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Sharjah is looking to transform the discussion around urban life with its new initiative, the Sharjah Architecture Triennial, which has announced the curator for its inaugural exhibition. Adrian Lahoud, dean of the School of Architecture at the Royal College of Art in London and a researcher on Arab cities, will curate the new initiative&rsquo;s flagship event, to be held in November 2019.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Research work of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RCA</a> Architecture Dean <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Adrian Lahoud</a> focuses primarily&nbsp;on urban spatial forms and large scale environmental change, particularly in the Arab world and Africa, making him a qualified candidate to establish this new triennial program for Sharjah, Dubai's neighbor and third largest city in the United Arab Emirates. </p> <p>"I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to shape the inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial," Lahoud said, "and to find ways of supporting an emerging generation of architects, artists and scholars in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia."</p> <p>Learn more about the Triennial <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> SelgasCano's floating pavilion invades the canals of Bruges for the city's Triennial Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-05-09T14:19:00-04:00 >2018-05-09T14:19:18-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Over the weekend, the famous tourist town of Bruges&mdash;known for its enchanting canals, Belgian chocolate, and starring role in the movie&nbsp;<em>In Bruges&mdash;</em>kicked off the second edition of its <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Contemporary Art and Architecture Triennial</a>. Themed&nbsp;<em>Liquid City | Vloeibare stad</em>, the event has returned with surprising installations by an international roster of celebrated&nbsp;artists and architects, spread across the historic cityscape.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>The Selgascano Pavilion at the Bruges Triennial. Photo by Iwan Baan.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>The Selgascano Pavilion at the Bruges Triennial. Photo by Iwan Baan.</figcaption></figure><p>Over 15 works have been commissioned by curators&nbsp;Till-Holger Borchert and Michel Dewildel, their marks and temporary modifications opening up both lesser-known and iconic places around the city for new opportunities. Inspired by the Polish-born British sociologist Zygmunt Bauman&mdash;who, coining the term <em>liquid modernity,&nbsp;</em>believed that change within modern society was constant and relentless&mdash;the curators wanted to build hospitable public sp...</p> Balkrishna Doshi's 2018 Pritzker Prize Laureate Lecture to be streamed live on May 16th Hope Daley 2018-05-02T18:14:00-04:00 >2018-05-02T18:14:09-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Balkrishna Doshi</a>, the 2018 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, will present his public lecture&nbsp;&ldquo;Paths Uncharted&rdquo; on May 16th at 6:30pm EST.&nbsp;Professor Doshi&rsquo;s lecture will be recorded and streamed live on Facebook and Instagram via @UofTDaniels. Following the event, the recording will be made available on the Daniels Faculty&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YouTube channel</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The University of Toronto's John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design</a> will host this event in their new Daniels Building designed by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NADAAA</a> in collaboration with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ERA Architects</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Adamson &amp; Associates</a>.&nbsp;This year marks the 40th anniversary of the&nbsp;Pritzker&nbsp;Prize,&nbsp;and the first time that the international award will be presented in Canada.</p> <p>The public is invited to participate in this educational initiative, which aims to heighten discussion and debate around architecture, stimulate awareness of work in the field, and inspire greater creativity within the architectural profession.&nbsp;</p>... Young Talent Architecture Award student projects to be exhibited at 2018 Venice Biennale Justine Testado 2018-05-02T15:54:00-04:00 >2018-05-02T15:54:29-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>As one of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">collateral events</a> to the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2018 Venice Biennale</a>, the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Young Talent Architecture Award</a>&nbsp;exhibition will feature the graduation projects of the competition's four winners (who will be announced in June) and 12 finalists.&nbsp;Organized by the Fundaci&oacute; Mies van der Rohe with the support of Creative Europe, the YTAA distinguishes top-notch&nbsp;graduation projects from European architecture, urban planning and landscape schools.</p> <p>For its second edition, the competition reeled in 334 nominated projects from 451 students representing 118 schools in 32 European countries &mdash; with China and South Korea participating as guest countries.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&ldquo;A Ruin Re-storied&rdquo; by Alice Hiley. Year of realization: 2016. Photographer: Alice Hiley, Courtesy of Fundaci&oacute; Mies van der Rohe.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&ldquo;Borrowed Scenery&rdquo; by Shenpei Ha. Year of realization: 2016. Courtesy of Fundaci&oacute; Mies van der Rohe.</figcaption></figure><p>Open during the Venice Biennale from May 26 through November 25, the exhibition will display images, drawings, and videos of the proje...</p> Rowan Moore on Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara's Venice Biennale curatorship Alexander Walter 2018-05-01T14:57:00-04:00 >2018-05-02T06:38:40-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Farrell and McNamara&rsquo;s theme is &ldquo;Freespace&rdquo;, which they say describes &ldquo;a generosity of spirit and a sense of humanity at the core of architecture&rsquo;s agenda&rdquo;. It can also mean the &ldquo;free and additional spatial gifts&rdquo; that architecture can offer and &ldquo;its ability to address the unspoken wishes of strangers&rdquo;. They have invited a selection of like-minded architects to demonstrate these qualities with three-dimensional installations of &ldquo;scale and quality&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Rowan Moore, architecture critic of the <em>Observer</em>, finds admiring words in his <em>Guardian</em> piece for <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grafton Architects</a> principals Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, who are wearing the curator hats this year at architecture's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">biggest biennial spectacle</a>: "McNamara and Farrell are neither celebrities nor notable theorists. They are well-respected architects who, determinedly, consistently and over a long period of time, do their stuff. [...] But what stuff."<br></p> Israeli Pavilion at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale will explore the negotiation of holy spaces Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-04-25T17:20:00-04:00 >2018-04-25T17:20:22-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The Israeli Pavilion at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2018 Venice Architecture Biennale</a> will explore the established mechanisms by which the country facilitates the co-existence of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Holy places</a>. As a location with special sacred status as the cradle of three Abrahamic religions, the region encompasses a variety of holy sites that are both contested and shared. Curated by Ifat Finkelman, Deborah Pinto Fdeda, Oren Sagiv and Tania CoenUzzielli, the exhibition <em>In Statu Quo: Structures of Negotiation </em>will, through the lens of architecture, look at the status quo regulations within these mutually sacred places.</p> <p>"In the geopolitcal context of the Holy Land, the combination of historical events, myths, and traditions has created a multiplicity of places, sacred to competing groups of religions, communities and affiliations" the curatorial team argue. "These in turn, have led to the formation of an extraordinary concentration of intricate spaces, fragmented and stratified both historically and physically." Through "a ...</p> Syria Matters exhibition to document the destruction of country’s cultural heritage Alexander Walter 2018-04-25T13:48:00-04:00 >2018-04-25T13:48:45-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The destruction of Syria&rsquo;s heritage over the past eight years is the subject of a significant show due to open at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) in Doha later this year. The exhibition, entitled Syria Matters (opens 23 November), aims to explore the country&rsquo;s centuries-old &ldquo;extraordinary cultural heritage&rdquo; against the backdrop of the raging conflict that has seen the destruction of six Unesco world heritage sites under President Bashar al-Assad.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> UNStudio and Swiss furniture brand USM join forces in Milan to explore the boundaries between work and domesticity Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-04-20T14:06:00-04:00 >2018-04-20T14:06:35-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>"Work rules our lives today more than ever," says the design team behind <em>Homework</em>, an installation at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan Design Week</a>'s furniture focused event, the 2018 Salone del Mobile, that explores the historically shifting boundaries between private and public spaces.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&copy; USM</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&copy; USM</figcaption></figure><p>In 2012, a <a href=";rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;source=web&amp;cd=1&amp;cad=rja&amp;uact=8&amp;ved=0ahUKEwjs9J7Pk4XOAhVLNSYKHb9tA94QFggeMAA&amp;;usg=AFQjCNHQkZUN-XinKZVzdUqZHN_RRDe2UQ&amp;sig2=c3ETwBU1k-kKGUA4p92eYw" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">study</a> by a bed manufacturer found that 80% of young New York City professionals work from bed regularly. As technology increasingly invades our home life, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the way we occupy domestic interiors</a> has greatly shifted with the potential for work to be exported virtually anywhere. Many of the most profound revisions to the architecture of daily life have occurred through the blurring of these spaces and how they change the ways in which we inhabit them.<br></p> <p>USM, a Swiss manufacturer that specializes in modular furniture, is exploring what this might mean for them. Enlisting the help of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UNStudio</a>, the team created a theatrical installation that envisions the changes taking place within the world of work. </p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&copy; USM</figcaption></figure><p>In their...</p> MVRDV creates a jewelry inspired installation for Milan Design Week 2018 Hope Daley 2018-04-19T13:41:00-04:00 >2018-04-19T13:41:35-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MVRDV</a> collaborated with Bvlgari for <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan Design Week</a> 2018 in an <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">installation</a> embodying the Italian jewelry brand&rsquo;s creative approach. The firm transformed Bvlgari&rsquo;s iconic Serpenti bracelet into a unique architectural experience. Finely crafted scales fill an entire room combined with mirrors to create a kaleidoscope effect, introducing the visitor to Bvlgari's world of precious and unconventional materials.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Serpenti installation for Bvlgari at Milan Design Week 2018, by MVRDV. Image: MVRDV.</figcaption></figure><p>&ldquo;With this installation, we wanted to capture the colors, materials and inventiveness of Bvlgari as a world-renowned brand,&rdquo; says Jacob van Rijs, co-founder, MVRDV. &ldquo;By turning their timeless Serpenti pattern into&nbsp;a space, jewelry becomes architecture. Enter the Serpenti!&rdquo;<br></p> <p>The showcase at&nbsp;Milan Design Week<strong>&nbsp;</strong>takes place in the Brera Design District as part of Milan&rsquo;s Fuorisalone. The installation is on view until 22 April 2018.<br></p> More photos of Edoardo Tresoldi's wire mesh cathedrals at Coachella Archinect 2018-04-16T17:52:00-04:00 >2018-04-16T17:53:43-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>We've just received some more photos of&nbsp;Edoardo Tresoldi's surreal wire mesh installation that debuted at Coachella this weekend.&nbsp;</p><p>For more information about this project, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">check out our initial post</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Enjoy.</p> The Open Workshop's new exhibition at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts asks how we can live together Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-04-16T15:11:00-04:00 >2018-04-16T15:11:56-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><em>New Investigations in Collective Form, a</em>n exhibition at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts,&nbsp;<em></em>presents a series of design experiments by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Open Workshop</a>,&nbsp;a Bay Area design research office founded by architect and urban designer Neeraj Bhatia.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>The Open Workshop: New Investigations in Collective Form, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 2018. (Exhibition Poster)Courtesy Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Image by: The Open Workshop.</figcaption></figure><p>Inspired by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fumihiko Maki</a>&rsquo;s seminal text&nbsp;<em>Investigations in Collective Form</em>, the exhibition tests how architecture can empower the diverse voices that make up the public realm and examines how collectivity can be formed today. The exhibition will feature models and drawings showcasing the office&rsquo;s past projects and the concepts and theoretical explorations that guided them.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>The Open Workshop, Field of Representation, 2018. Installation view,The Open Workshop: New Investigations in Collective Form, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 2018. Courtesy Yerba Buena Cen...</figcaption></figure> Get Lectured: East LA College, Spring '18 Justine Testado 2018-04-13T15:43:00-04:00 >2018-04-13T15:43:33-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2018</a></strong></p> <p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back regularly to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em></em></a><em>.</em></strong></p> <p>Offering 50 courses to an average of 300 students per semester, the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">East Los Angeles College</a>&nbsp;in Monterey Park has the only separate Department of Architecture in the Los Angeles Community College District. Here's their upcoming Spring '18 lecture series.</p> <p><strong>Apr 20&nbsp;</strong><br>Gerard Smulevich<br>Architectural Photography Legacy of Julius Shulman&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>May 4 </strong><br>Wendy Gilmartin&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>May 18 </strong><br>Glen Small <br>Visionary &amp; Futuristic Architecture<strong></strong></p> <p>All lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Vincent Price Museum Auditorium.&nbsp;Learn more about ELAC Architecture&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p>Check out previous posters on the Get Lectured&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest</a>&nbsp;pag...</p> First photos of Edoardo Tresoldi's wire mesh cathedrals at Coachella Alexander Walter 2018-04-13T14:00:00-04:00 >2018-04-16T18:04:19-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Gates just opened at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival</a>, and for the next two weekends, droves of festival goers will flock to the small town of Indio, California to see their favorite bands, performers (Beyonc&eacute;, anyone?)&mdash;and a host of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">large-scale art installations</a> by emerging artists, designers, and architects.</p> <p>One of the most anticipated pieces this year is the site-specific installation <em>Etherea</em> by Italian artist <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Edoardo Tresoldi</a>, who gained enormous popularity worldwide with his <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">stunning wire mesh sculptures</a> inspired by classical architecture. Even though Tresoldi has collaborated with a number of music festivals before, such as Life Is Beautiful, Roskilde, The Secret Garden Party, Eaux Claires, and DERIVE, this new <em>Etherea</em> installation is Tresoldi's biggest artwork to date and is also the largest of the Coachella art pieces.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>"Etherea" by Edoardo Tresoldi at Coachella 2018 &copy; Roberto Conte</figcaption></figure><p>Here is how Tresoldi explains <em>Etherea</em>: "[...] research, focused on the experie...</p> Irish Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale will explore important role of markets for rural communities Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-04-13T13:48:00-04:00 >2018-04-13T13:48:09-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The Irish Pavilion at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2018 Venice Architecture Biennale</a>, opening May 26th, will explore the importance of the rural marketplace. Once the economic and social hubs of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">countryside</a>, many of these marketplaces have seen their roles diminished as&nbsp;rural regions experience accelerating change. Focusing on small towns with a population less that 5,000 people, the exhibition "aims to reassert the declining rural market square as a public place of social, political and cultural exchange, central to community cohesion."</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Irish Pavilion &copy; Mark Wickham</figcaption></figure><p>Curated by a team of six young Irish architects and designers, <em>Free Market&nbsp;</em>will "act as a real market square, offering an engaging place to meet, to pause, to interact with the exhibits and openly exchange ideas. Evoking the character of the market space through the use of texture, proportion, color and sound, the pavilion will also include architectural models and drawings describing both the historic and contemporary conditions of these t...</p> Christo comes to London Alexander Walter 2018-04-11T15:57:00-04:00 >2018-04-11T16:12:12-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>And now he&rsquo;s going to float a 150-tonne sculpture on a lake on London. Is it an allegory of the west&rsquo;s oil dependency, an indictment of how we&rsquo;re polluting the planet, or both? Christo shakes his locks and smiles. &ldquo;I have no reason to justify myself as an artist. I cannot explain my art. Everything I do professionally is irrational and useless.&rdquo; This, he thinks, is exactly as it should be. &ldquo;I make things that have no function &ndash; except maybe to make pleasure.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Artist <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christo</a> chats about his new <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mastaba sculpture</a> coming to London this summer: a giant trapezoidal prism of 7,506 stacked steel barrels to float on the Serpentine Lake. It will be his first large artwork in Britain.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Christo, The Mastaba (Project for London, Hyde Park, Serpentine Lake), Collage 2017 Pencil, wax crayon, enamel paint, color photograph by Wolfgang Volz, technical data and tape on brown board, 21.5 x 28 cm, Private collection, Switzerland. Photo: Andr&eacute; Grossmann &copy; 2017 Christo</figcaption></figure><p>Plans for a much bigger Mastaba with 410,000 barrels outside of Abu Dhabi <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">first appeared</a> several years ago but were never realized.</p> <p>The accompanying exhibition <em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Barrels and The Mastaba (1958&ndash;2018)</a></em> will be on view from June 19 through September 9 at the nearby Serpentine Gallery.<br></p> Wire mesh artist Edoardo Tresoldi to present large-scale installation at Coachella Festival Alexander Walter 2018-04-04T15:22:00-04:00 >2018-04-08T13:46:43-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Just a few more days until the anticipated 2018 <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival</a> swings its doors open, and huge crowds, that have made the pilgrimage to this Southern California desert valley, get to enjoy the season's hippest music as well as various <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">large-scale art installations</a> by emerging artists, architects, and designers. <br></p> <p>Announced to present a three-piece installation at the festival is Italian artist <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Edoardo Tresoldi</a>, who <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">made quite a splash</a> with some of his <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recent</a> architectural wire mesh sculptures&mdash;resembling holograms of classical architectures past.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Edoardo Tresoldi. &copy; Alessandro Villa</figcaption></figure><p>Tresoldi&mdash;named by Forbes as one of the&nbsp;30 most influential European artists under 30&mdash;is currently in Coachella, working on the installation, but images will be under tight wraps until the first day of the festival, April 13. <br></p> <p>Until then, check out these stunning photographs of some of his previous work.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Basilica di Siponto, Manfredonia, 2016, Edoardo Tresoldi. &copy; Roberto Conte</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Archet...</figcaption></figure> A+D Museum launches Guest Curator Program Anthony Morey 2018-03-28T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-03-29T20:35:34-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The diversity and trajectories of architecture and design are at an all-time high and as important as ever, if not more and the role of the museum - our museum - is to produce a platform to present and promote progressive architecture and design equal to the rigor, enthusiasm, and diversity that exists within the culture we represent.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Embracing its refreshed direction and trajectory</a>, The A+D Museum is proud to announce the launch of the Guest Curator Program. The program is a year-long experiment for testing and understanding traditional modes, models, and means to architectural and design curation.&nbsp;</p> <p>The program invites five guest curators to work alongside the A+D to tackle all aspects of the manner in which <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">museums</a> and the dissemination of knowledge are addressed. The direct output of the program is not defined but is instead understood as a collection of tangents into publications, public events, conversations and curatorial adventures &mdash; if not to say; it is a mere melting pot for creative cultural endeavors. Working with today's mediums, questions, and inquiries, the program will look to set the groundwork for architecture and design's curatorial practices of tomorrow by understanding their limits today.&nbsp;</p> <p>In a statement by the A+D,&nbsp;"<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Exhibitions</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">curation</a> and experimentation through making at large are one of ...</p> Materials & Applications to move out of Silver Lake home and expand programming into other LA neighborhoods Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-03-27T19:49:00-04:00 >2018-03-28T11:16:53-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Materials &amp; Applications</a>&mdash;the part gallery, part research space, and part pocket park, that has been a cultural center for the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a> architecture community since 2003&mdash;will be moving out of its Silver Lake home.&nbsp;</p> <p>"Our mission is to bring creative experimentation into public space and public dialogue and we will continue to do so by expanding into new spaces and new audiences throughout Los Angeles" the group stated in an e-mail sent out today with the news.<br></p> <p>The non-profit cultural organization's expansion will include the launch of two new spaces&mdash;a new office headquarters in Chinatown and a tiny storefront/satellite space on Sunset Blvd that will host intimate events and displays. In lieu of their permanent space, Materials &amp; Applications will broaden their programming into various neighborhoods throughout the Los Angeles area with temporary projects and multi-sited exhibitions.</p> <p>The organization tested out this process in 2016, with their<em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TURF: A Mini-Golf Project</a></em>, which transfor...</p> Get Lectured: Cooper Union, Spring '18 Justine Testado 2018-03-09T12:43:00-05:00 >2018-03-09T12:43:20-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2018</a></strong></p> <p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back regularly to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em></em></a><em>.</em></strong></p> <p>Check out upcoming events for &ldquo;Hippocratic Domains&rdquo;, the Spring 2018 lecture series of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Cooper Union</a>'s Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture.</p> <p><strong>Jan 25</strong><br>R&oacute;is&iacute;n Heneghan <br>at The Great Hall, 7 p.m.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Feb 13 </strong><br>OBRA Architects &ndash; Pablo Castro and Jennifer Lee <br>at Room 315F, 12 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Feb 21 </strong><br>Emre Arolat <br>at The Great Hall, 7 p.m.<br></p> <p><strong>Feb 22 </strong><br>Rafi Segal in Conversation with Anthony Vidler <br>at Room 315F, 6:30 p.m.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Mar 6 </strong><br>Andr&eacute;s Jaque <br>at Room 315F, 7 p.m.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Mar 22</strong><br>Ana Milja&#269;ki <br>at Room 315F, 6:30 p.m.<br></p> <p><strong>Mar 27 </strong><br>Josep Lluis Mateo <br>at The Great Hall, 7 p.m.<br>Co-Sponsored with The Architectural League of New Yo...</p> Get Lectured: University of Virginia, Spring '18 Justine Testado 2018-03-07T12:00:00-05:00 >2018-03-06T20:25:40-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2018</a></strong></p> <p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back regularly to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em></em></a><em>.</em></strong></p> <p>See what Spring 2018 lecture events are coming up at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Virginia School of Architecture</a>.</p> <p><strong>Jan 22</strong><br>Mauricio Pezo + Sof&iacute;a Von Ellrichshausen<br></p> <p><strong>Feb 5</strong><br>Adam Yarinsky <br></p> <p><strong>Feb 12</strong><br>Sarah Williams Goldhagen&nbsp;<br></p> <p><strong>Feb 26</strong><br>Gregg Pasquarelli <br></p> <p><strong>Mar 12</strong><br>Richard Weller <br></p> <p><strong>Mar 16-17</strong><br>Thomas Jefferson&rsquo;s Architecture: New Perspectives Symposium&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Mar 19 </strong><br>Joel Sanders <br></p> <p><strong>Apr 9</strong><br>Yoshiharu Tsukamoto <br></p> <p><strong>Apr 9</strong><br>Caitlin DeSilvey <br>In coordination with Center for Cultural Landscapes Restoration &ndash; Roundtable (<strong>Apr 10</strong>)</p> <p><strong>Apr 13</strong><br>Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medalist in Architecture Public Lecture&nbsp;<br>(Medalist TBD)</p> <p><strong>Apr 16</strong><br>AbdouMaliq S...</p> Get Lectured: Cal Poly LA Metro '18 Justine Testado 2018-03-06T13:07:00-05:00 >2018-03-06T20:41:19-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2018</a></strong></p> <p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back regularly to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em></em></a><em>.</em></strong></p> <p>See what lecture events are coming up in the 2018 Los Angeles Metropolitan Program in Architecture and Urban Design, an off-campus multidisciplinary program of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cal Poly San Luis Obispo</a>.</p> <p><strong>Feb 22</strong> <br>Jonathan Ward / NBBJ&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Mar 8 </strong><br>Chris Lowe, Axel Schmitzberger / Domaen&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Apr 5 </strong><br>Lawrence Scarpa / Brooks + Scarpa Architecture&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>May 1</strong> <br>Andrew Holder / LADG<br></p> <p><strong>May 3 </strong><br>Julia K&ouml;rner / JK Design GmbH&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>May 17</strong><br>Maxi Spina, Jia Gu / Spinagu&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>May 24 </strong><br>Christoph Kumpusch / Forward Slash (/) ARCHITEKTUR&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>May 31 </strong><br>Bryan Cantley / Form:uLA</p> <p>For more info and the latest updates, visit&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</p> <p><strong>Vote ...</strong></p> Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #169 Justine Testado 2018-03-03T12:00:00-05:00 >2018-03-02T18:35:23-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>On the lookout for a new job? Archinect's&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;Weekly Round-Up can help start off your hunt amid the hundreds of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">active listings</a>&nbsp;on our job board. If you've been following the feature on our&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work.</p> <p>In case you missed them, here are the latest&nbsp;<em>EOTD</em>-featured firms:</p> <p>1. <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EAA-Emre Arolat Architecture</a> </strong>(<a href=";album_id=10155866590927247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Cemal Emden.</figcaption></figure><p>2. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>T38 Studio</strong></a> (<a href=";album_id=10155855413282247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Intern Architect Spring and Summer '18</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: T38 Studio.</figcaption></figure><p>3. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>NEON Architecture</strong></a> (<a href=";album_id=10155860984812247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Designer</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: NEON Architecture.</figcaption></figure><p>4. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>envelope A+D</strong></a> (<a href=";album_id=10155863774372247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Project Architect / Project Designer</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: envelope A+D.</figcaption></figure><p>5.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Michael W Folonis Architects</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href=";album_id=10155858246382247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Tom Bonner.</figcaption></figure><p>Keep track of&nbsp;<em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Employer of the Day</a>&nbsp;</em>by following&nbsp;Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twitter</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest</a>,...</p> Get Lectured: Pratt Institute, Spring '18 Justine Testado 2018-03-03T11:00:00-05:00 >2018-03-02T21:07:46-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2018</a></strong></p> <p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back regularly to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em></em></a><em>.</em></strong></p> <p>Have a look at the Spring 2018 events at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pratt Institute School of Architecture</a>'s Brooklyn campus.<strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Jan 22</strong><br>Domestic Frontiers / Mass Market Alternatives Gallery Talk <br>with Professors Eunjoung Seong, Lawrence Blough, and John Szot</p> <p><strong>Feb 15 </strong><br>Pratt GAUD&nbsp;Sessions 07: Architectural Contexts<br>Michael Maltzan / Michael Maltzan Architecture<br> and Gregg Pasquarelli / SHoP Architects +&nbsp;Columbia GSAPP</p> <p><strong>Feb 26 </strong><br>James Von Klemperer / Kohn Pedersen Fox<br></p> <p><strong>Mar 1 </strong><br>Pratt GAUD&nbsp;Sessions 08: Architectural Mediums<br>Jacqueline Bloom and Florencia Pita / Pita + Bloom + SCI-Arc <br>and <br>Kutan Ayata and Michael Young /...</p> More Venice Biennale 2018 “Freespace” exhibition details are revealed Justine Testado 2018-03-02T15:11:00-05:00 >2018-03-06T12:41:00-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>With the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2018 Venice Biennale</a>&nbsp;only two months away, curators&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara</a>&nbsp;and Biennale president Paolo Baratta revealed the latest details about the exhibition during a press conference today. The 2018 theme <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Freespace&rdquo;</a> presents &ldquo;a generosity of spirit and a sense of humanity at the core of architecture's agenda, focusing on the quality of space itself.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;We see architecture as the translation of need in its widest sense into meaningful space. In the effort to translate Freespace into the many wonderful languages of the world, we hope that it prises open the &lsquo;gift&rsquo; which architectural invention has the potential to contribute with each project,&rdquo;&nbsp;Farrell and McNamara said.&nbsp;&ldquo;Translation allows us all to map and rename intellectual as well as actual territory. It is our hope that the word Freespace allows us to burrow into the aspirations, ambitions and generosity of architecture.&rdquo;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara. Photo: Grafton Architects, courtesy Alice Cla...</figcaption></figure> Explore Soviet architecture while dancing through Moscow Alexander Walter 2018-03-01T14:26:00-05:00 >2018-03-14T15:03:42-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>A new tour group fusing Soviet architecture with the&nbsp;latest Russian electronica is launching a series of outdoor parties amid the historic courtyards&nbsp;of central&nbsp;Moscow.&nbsp; Culture group&nbsp;MosKultProg will be holding&nbsp;two events in March, mixing historian Sergey Niktin's historical tour along&nbsp;Moscow's&nbsp;legendary Kutuzovsky Prospekt with sets from St Peterburg-based&nbsp;DJ Egor Holkin.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Moscow keeps expanding its options for exploring the city's mesmerizing architecture: if you've done the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">virtual/augmented reality tours of never-realized icons of Soviet architecture</a> and already 'Pok&eacute;mon Go-caught' all the famous figures of Russian history via the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Know Moscow.Photo. app</a>, you can now take an architectural walking&nbsp;dancing tour while grooving to epic DJ sets of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Egor Holkin</a>. <br></p><p>The organizers behind the concept, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TanzProg</a>, plan to bring their edutainment initiative also to other European cities this summer, including London and Paris.<br></p>