Archinect - News 2021-10-18T01:59:24-04:00 Prolific landscape architect Julie Bargmann wins inaugural Oberlander Prize Josh Niland 2021-10-14T13:54:00-04:00 >2021-10-14T14:27:52-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Pioneering landscape architect Julie Bargmann has been announced as the inaugural winner of the <a href="" target="_blank">newly-formed</a> <a href="" target="_blank">Cornelia Hahn Oberlander International Landscape Architecture Prize</a>.</p> <p>Known for her work in regenerative landscapes, the <a href="" target="_blank">University of Virginia</a> faculty member now has the honor of being named as the first-ever recipient of the Prize, which includes a $100,000 cash award.</p> <p>The award celebrates landscape architects working at the intersection of design and social justice causes. Critic Paul Goldberger said it was about the &ldquo;importance of the public realm&rdquo; at a 2019 <a href="" target="_blank">keynote address</a> announcing the prize, adding that, in his view,&nbsp; attempting to improve public building itself constitutes &ldquo;a testament to belief in the social good.&rdquo;</p> <p>Introducing Julie Bargmann, the 2021 Oberlander Prize Laureate. Video via The Cultural Landscape Foundation on YouTube.</p> <p>Bargmann has been a leader in urban reclamation projects since founding her <a href="" target="_blank">D.I.R.T. (Dump It Right There) Studio</a> in Minnesota in 1992....</p> Former RIBA president and champion of Brutalism Owen Luder has passed away at 93 Josh Niland 2021-10-11T14:44:00-04:00 >2021-10-11T15:39:17-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Sad news today as multiple outlets are reporting the death of Brutalist icon and former <a href="" target="_blank">RIBA</a> president Owen Luder in England at the age of 93.</p> <p>Luder held a number of different titles throughout his six-decade career and was a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) at the time of his passing.</p> <p>Born in South London in 1928, Luder studied at what was then called The Brixton School of Building (today a part of <a href="" target="_blank">London South Bank University</a>) before opening his own practice in 1957 and going on to create some of the most controversial buildings in the post-war UK.&nbsp;</p> <p>Characterized by his signature <a href="" target="_blank">multi-use developments</a>, Luder famously paired with Rodney Gordon on a number of theaters and multi-use projects that ultimately failed to withstand tests of time and wuthering public criticism.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Related on Archinect: <a href="" target="_blank">Lost UK brutalist buildings honored through illustrations</a></figcaption></figure><p>Developments like the so-called &ldquo;Dunston Rocket&rdquo; in Tyre and Tricorn Centre in Portsmouth remain as some of the most...</p> Foster + Partners sells “significant” shares to Canadian family private investment firm Niall Patrick Walsh 2021-10-11T10:39:00-04:00 >2021-10-15T12:19:21-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Foster + Partners</a>, the largest architecture firm based in the United Kingdom, has announced a new partnership with a <a href="" target="_blank">Canadian</a> private family investment firm. The partnership with the Canadian firm, named <a href="" target="_blank">Hennick &amp; Company</a>, sees the Hennick family now become the largest shareholder of Foster + Partners, followed by&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Norman Foster</a> and his family.</p> <p>The financial sum paid for the shares, and the size of the stakes, remains undisclosed according to the <a href="" target="_blank">UK outlet <em>Building Design</em></a><em></em>, who first reported the story. Going forward, the practice&rsquo;s existing partners will remain as long-term shareholders, retaining the balance of the equity between the Foster family and Hennick. Norman Foster will continue to serve in his current role as Executive Chairman, while all present partners will remain in their roles. The firm&rsquo;s existing leadership team will also retain day-to-day <a href="" target="_blank">operational responsibility</a>. </p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Related on Archinect: <a href="" target="_blank">Foster + Partners reveals master plan La Fabrica, its first-ever project in...</a></figcaption></figure></figure> Louis Vuitton announces Frank Gehry's new fish-inspired perfume bottle collaboration Josh Niland 2021-10-08T17:20:00-04:00 >2021-10-11T21:11:28-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Taking from the movement and fluidity found in his fish motif, <a href="" target="_blank">Frank Gehry</a> has now teamed up with one of France&rsquo;s most storied fashion houses for the design of a new fragrance bottle that was unveiled today.</p> <p>As part of Louis Vuitton&rsquo;s new <a href="" target="_blank">Les Extraits Collection</a>, the 92-year-old architect transformed the iconic bottle into a sculptural form that embodies the fragrance&rsquo;s evocation of travel designed and developed by master perfumer <a href="" target="_blank">Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud.</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image &copy; Florian Joye via Louis Vuitton Les Extraits Collection</figcaption></figure><p>&ldquo;This bottle is a fixed gesture,&rdquo; Gehry said in a statement to <em>Elle Decor</em>, &ldquo;a hydrodynamic line that recalls the undulating motion of fish, the spatial expression of that slow, continuous back and forth, the interplay of unstable equilibrium and gliding underwater, which have always been an architect&rsquo;s obsession.&rdquo;<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image &copy; Florian Joye via Louis Vuitton Les Extraits Collection</figcaption></figure><p>Following the completion of the <a href="" target="_blank">Fondation Louis Vuitton</a> in 2014, Gehry has collaborated with ...</p> AIA's Robert Ivy is announced this year's winner of the Mortimer M. Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award Josh Niland 2021-10-07T16:10:00-04:00 >2021-10-08T10:29:30-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">AIA Executive Vice President and CEO Robert Ivy, FAIA</a>, has been given the Mortimer M. Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Institute of Building Science in recognition of the architect&rsquo;s &ldquo;lifetime of dedication to mission and goals of the organization&rdquo; which focuses on the ensuring community health and safety through promoting technical advancements in building science.&nbsp;</p> <p>Ivy has been instrumental in his decade-long tenure as the head of the largest professional organization of architects in the US, overseeing, amongst some <a href="" target="_blank">missteps</a>, its transition into the digital age as well as the restructuring of its board of directors and expansion to a record number of 95,000 members.</p> <p>Ivy has also served as Editor-in-chief of McGraw-Hill&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Architectural Record </em>and was a practicing architect for many years in his hometown of Columbus, Mississippi, where he still maintains a home.</p> <p>&ldquo;Robert&rsquo;s work over the course of his career has elevated the entire profession of architecture,&rdquo; Laki...</p> Center for Architecture and Design to honor KieranTimberlake with its 35th Louis I. Kahn Award Josh Niland 2021-10-07T13:52:00-04:00 >2021-10-07T14:22:57-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Philadelphia&rsquo;s Center for Architecture and Design will&nbsp;honor Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake with the 2021 Louis I. Khan Award.&nbsp;</p> <p>The duo and founders of eponymous <a href="" target="_blank">KieranTimberlake</a> will join <a href="" target="_blank">David Adjaye</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">Jeanne Gang</a> as recent winners of the annual award now in its 35th year.</p> <p>The award is meant to recognize the influence of its namesake, a Philadelphia native and icon of modernism, that Timberlake referred to as an &ldquo;architect&rsquo;s architect.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;We are humbled and grateful for this award,&rdquo; the architect said in a statement. &ldquo;As for Steve and me, and the firm at-large, it is recognition of the diligence, effort, and hard work that we give to each and every commission and an acknowledgment to our clients that they made the right choice.&rdquo;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Related on Archinect: <a href="" target="_blank">How To Get A Job At: KieranTimberlake</a></figcaption></figure><p>KieranTimberlake&rsquo;s practice was <a href="" target="_blank">first established in the city in 1984</a> and has since gone on to establish itself as an international leader in the industry, with multiple AIA awards and a 2010...</p> Another Frank Lloyd Wright home hits the market in Michigan Josh Niland 2021-10-06T12:51:00-04:00 >2021-10-08T17:08:34-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>A private residence designed by <a href="" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright</a>&nbsp;has hit the auction block in St. Joseph, Michigan, joining a host of other Wright homes that have entered the real estate market in the past year alone.</p> <p>Listed <a href="" target="_blank">just shy of $2 million</a>, the <a href="" target="_blank">Harper House</a> was last seen for sale 25 years ago and is believed to be the last home designed by the architect in the state of Michigan before his death in 1959.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image via @properties</figcaption></figure><p>Wright built the L-shaped home for a local doctor in 1950. It was inhabited by the client until her death in a car accident just three years later and has since fallen into the care of one area couple that had previously restored the 3,150-square-foot residence.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image via @properties<br></figcaption></figure><p>Featuring Wright&rsquo;s signature Chicago common brick material, stained glass windows, and a great room complete with a Baldwin grand piano and furnishings by Donghia, the four-bedroom home is defined by prominent views of Lake Michigan and a mixture of pitched and flat roofs thanks to an addi...</p> Mabel O. Wilson to receive National Building Museum’s Vincent Scully Prize Josh Niland 2021-10-05T19:43:00-04:00 >2021-10-10T06:54:38-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Architect, critic, cultural historian, and current <a href="" target="_blank">Columbia GSAPP</a> faculty member <a href="" target="_blank">Mabel O. Wilson</a> has been named as this year&rsquo;s winner of the <a href="" target="_blank">National Building Museum</a>&rsquo;s prestigious annual <a href="" target="_blank">Vincent Scully Prize</a> recognizing &ldquo;excellence in practice, scholarship, or criticism in architecture, historic preservation, and urban design.&rdquo;</p> <p>The award, named after the <a href="" target="_blank">late architecture historian</a>, has been given out every year since 1999 and will now honor Wilson as its 23rd recipient. Wilson joins a list of past winners that includes fellow writers Jane Jacobs and Paul Goldberger as well as other important voices like the architect Phyliss Lambert and television commentator Charlie Rose.</p> <p>The author of <em>Negro Building: Black Americans in the World of Fairs and Museums </em>and the co-curator of a recent <a href="" target="_blank">well-received</a> <a href="" target="_blank">MoMA exhibition</a>, Wilson has steadily made a name for herself through her writing, research, and <a href="" target="_blank">other creative projects</a> including the <a href="" target="_blank">Memorial to Enslaved Laborers</a> at the <a href="" target="_blank">University of Virg...</a></p> Alejandro Zaera-Polo has been removed from his faculty position as Princeton continues its row with the former SoA dean Josh Niland 2021-10-04T19:34:00-04:00 >2021-10-17T05:21:08-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Princeton and former School of Architecture Dean <a href="" target="_blank">Alejandro Zaera-Polo</a> are officially cutting ties as the 57-year-old has been formally dismissed from his faculty position following a unanimous vote by an Ad-Hoc committee of the university&rsquo;s board of trustees this summer.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Zaera-Polo served as Dean of Princeton's School of Architecture</a>&nbsp;for a brief period from 2012 until 2014, when he resigned following <a href="" target="_blank">allegations of plagiarism</a>&nbsp;that eventually led to a <a href="" target="_blank">defamation lawsuit</a> brought by Zaera-Polo against the university, which then made an <a href="" target="_blank">unsuccessful attempt</a> to dismiss the four-part claim against itself and President Christopher Eisgruber.</p> <p>Zaera-Polo had continued on as a faculty member despite the surrounding controversy.</p> <p>In response to his dismissal, Zaera-Polo has issued a 5-hour &ldquo;Gonzo-style&rdquo; polemic against the university in which the AZPML founder touches on various topics including &ldquo;Interpretation Trumps Evidence&rdquo;, &ldquo;Identity Politics&rdquo;, and &ldquo;The Post-truth University.&rdquo; The Spanish...</p> An artist is honoring Eileen Gray’s iconic E1027 villa with a new research-intensive exhibition Josh Niland 2021-10-01T19:04:00-04:00 >2021-10-10T06:54:38-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Situated on the French Riviera, about a 30-minute drive east of Nice, the graceful 1929 villa was originally designed by architect Eileen Gray as a retreat for her and her lover, critic Jean Badovici. Over the course of its nearly century-long life, it has borne witness to one naked starchitect vandal, one world war, various drug-fueled orgies and a murder.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The original 1929 villa reopened in August after a five-year-long restoration effort led by the French Association Cap Moderne. The house was the site of a 1996 murder in addition to several other <a href="" target="_blank">sordid affairs</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">outr&eacute; episodes</a> that have helped create a rather useful mythology surrounding Gray&rsquo;s modernist icon. Artist Kim Schoenstadt incorporated three year&rsquo;s worth of research into the home and its architect, whom many now count as an <a href="" target="_blank">unheralded icon</a> of the International Style.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;Gray wasn&rsquo;t forgotten, but the way she was written about and the way her work was dismissed &mdash; that&rsquo;s an important discussion to have with students,&rdquo; curator Julie Joyce told the <em>LA Times</em>.</p> <a href=";utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a><a href=";utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by ArtCenter Exhibitions (@artcenterexhibitions)</a><br><p>The exhibition will be on view until February 27th at the <a href="" target="_blank">ArtCenter College of Design</a>&rsquo;s Mullin Gallery in Pasadena. The <em>Times</em>&rsquo; Carolina Miranda has more on the house&rsquo;s inspirational backstory <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>... Archtober 2021: Don't miss this year's Buildings of the Day Alexander Walter 2021-10-01T17:36:00-04:00 >2021-10-14T17:36:20-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Archtober</a>, New York City's month-long festival of architecture and design, has officially returned with a packed calendar of hybrid virtual and in-person events from October 1st through 31st. <br></p> <p>Organized by the Center for Architecture in collaboration with numerous partners across the city, Archtober is once again presenting its popular <em>Building of the Day</em> series, inviting New Yorkers and visitors to explore significant buildings and sites through architect-led tours.</p> <p>Take a look at the full list of featured sites below and use the <a href="" target="_blank">Archtober Guide to NYC</a> as your handy mobile guide.<br></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Friday, Oct 1: Little Island</strong></a><br>Architects: Heatherwick Studio and Standard Architects<br>Landscape Architect: MNLA</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Saturday, Oct 2: Shirley Chisholm State Park</strong></a><br>Landscape Architect: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Monday, Oct 4: Tammany Hall. Photo: Francis Dzikowski.</figcaption></figure><p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Sunday, Oct 3: Summit One Vanderbilt</a></strong><br>Interior Architect/Architect of Record/Landscape Architect: Sn&oslash;hetta<br>Building Base Architect: KPF</p> <p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Monday, Oct 4:...</a></strong></p> Santiago Calatrava-designed UAE and Qatar pavilions highlight Expo 2020 Dubai's grand opening Josh Niland 2021-10-01T15:23:00-04:00 >2021-10-04T16:09:19-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Two neighboring Gulf states are taking center stage at the newly opened <a href="" target="_blank">Expo 2020 Dubai</a> thanks to a pair of pavilions from <a href="" target="_blank">Santiago Calatrava</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Spanish architect, who used to have an office in Doha, currently operates out of <a href="" target="_blank">Dubai</a> and said he was &ldquo;thrilled&rdquo; by the honor of being asked to design structures for the nations that he has come to view as a second home.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Qatar Pavilion &copy; Palladium Photodesign - Oliver Schuh + Barbara Burg</figcaption></figure><p>Inspired by the crossed swords image embedded in the Qatari <a href="" target="_blank">coat of arms</a>, Calatrava&rsquo;s curvilinear contribution uses the metaphor of a dhow to convey the movement and progress of a country eager to showcase its <a href="" target="_blank">liberalized outlook</a> to the world.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Qatar Pavilion &copy; Palladium Photodesign - Oliver Schuh + Barbara Burg</figcaption></figure><p>The 960-square-meter (10,333-square-foot) structure plays host to immersive exhibitions that highlight the country&rsquo;s history and <a href="" target="_blank">ambitious 21st-century development goals</a>.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>UAE Pavilion &copy; Palladium Photodesign - Oliver Schuh + Barbara Burg</figcaption></figure><p>Calatrava...</p> Editor's Picks #527 Nam Henderson 2021-09-28T13:05:00-04:00 >2021-09-28T23:49:54-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>ICYMI, <a href="" target="_blank">Sean Joyner</a> <a href="" target="_blank">visited with the founder and team behind Gallery 90220</a>. He believes the gallery is part of a larger urban renaissance centered around the artistic expression of Black and Brown creatives, in Compton, South Los Angeles.<br></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Adam Paul Martinez</a> commented "<em>Fantastic.&nbsp;I wish Archinect did more long form narrative pieces like this.</em>" <br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Gallery 90220 entry. &copy; Gensler-Ryan Gobuty</figcaption></figure><p>Plus, as Exhibit Columbus' official media sponsor, Archinect <a href="" target="_blank">provided coverage of the event's design presentations and exhibitions as well as in-depth conversations with its participants and curators via a six-part conversation series, Next Up: Exhibit Columbus</a>, with the curators and the recipients of The J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize.<br></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a> also reported in, "<em>It&rsquo;s a really excellent batch of Miller prize winners this year. Ecosistema&rsquo;s cloud is absolutely gorgeous.</em>" <strong><br></strong></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Cloudroom by Ecosistema Urbano. Image &copy; Hadley Fruits Courtesy of Exhibit Columbus</figcaption></figure> News <p>To kick off the month DIALOG <a href="" target="_blank">unveiled</a> p...</p> Vishaan Chakrabarti is stepping down as Dean of Berkeley CED Josh Niland 2021-09-24T16:05:00-04:00 >2021-09-27T13:52:37-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Berkeley CED dean Vishaan Chakrabarti has announced he will be leaving his post at the university to return to New York over pressing family medical concerns.</p> <p>Chakrabarti <a href="" target="_blank">ascended to the position</a> in 2019 after a successful career in New York, where he quickly established his firm <a href="" target="_blank">PAU</a> as an industry leader in sustainable design.&nbsp;</p> <p>The 55-year-old left said he Berkeley with a &ldquo;new foundation from which to build&rdquo; and departs in the midst of a tenure in which CED underwent a tremendous amount of change and restructuring.&nbsp;</p> <p>A university statement cited Chakrabarti&rsquo;s &ldquo;enormous mark on the college over the past year, even in the midst of a global pandemic&rdquo; and praised the architect for his leadership commitment to social justice issues.</p> <p></p> <p><br></p> <p>Chakrabarti was able to raise over $17 million for the college during his tenure as Dean and leaves behind a legacy of innovation, collaboration, and thoughtful stewardship.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><a href="" target="_blank"><img src=";auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=728&amp;dpr=2"></a><figcaption>Previously featured on Archinect shortly after Chakrabarti was named new dean at ...</figcaption></figure> Meet the architects challenging the industry through activism, education, design leadership, and innovation Katherine Guimapang 2021-09-23T15:35:00-04:00 >2021-09-24T13:37:11-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>In its eighth year, the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Women in Architecture Awards program</a>, organized by&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><em>Architectural Record</em></a>, continues to recognize and champion women in architecture. Each year, an independent jury selects design professionals across five categories: Design Leader, New Generation Leader, Innovator, Activist, and Educator.&nbsp;</p> <p>According to <em>Architectural Record</em>, the jury focused on expanding their outlook on prospective winners by going "beyond architectural practice to embrace the landscape and public art." The profession continues to grow, challenge, and reform outdated practices thanks to individuals aiming to break old "industry habits." These five award recipients not only offer their knowledge, technical prowess, and commitment to addressing social challenges but also use architecture as a catalyst for change.&nbsp;</p> Design Leader:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Annabelle Selldorf</a> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Annabelle Selldorf. Photo &copy; Harry Mitchell/Courtesy of Architectural Record</figcaption></figure><p>Awarded to an architect with significant built work and influence.<br></p> <p>"Selldor...</p> Sydney's tallest tower, One Barangaroo, wins Emporis Skyscraper Award Nathaniel Bahadursingh 2021-09-23T15:15:00-04:00 >2021-09-28T11:33:53-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The top ten skyscrapers in the world have been announced as part of the annual <a href="" target="_blank">Emporis Skyscraper Awards</a>, with One Barangaroo in Sydney, Australia taking the top spot.&nbsp;</p> <p>This is the first time in the more than 20-year-long history of the awards that the prize has gone to an Australian building. The 890-foot-tall, 71-story skyscraper, designed by British firm <a href="" target="_blank">WilkinsonEyre</a>, is the tallest building in Sydney and fourth tallest in Australia. It offers expansive views of Sydney Harbor and the Opera House.&nbsp;</p> <p>As per the award announcement: &ldquo;According to the jury, the extravagant design of One Barangaroo&rsquo;s exterior fa&ccedil;ade was the deciding factor for the building coming in at first place. It is inspired by natural shapes and resembles three petals rising slightly twisted into the sky. The magnificent tower stands on a four-story high podium, the outer walls of which are decorated with a mantle of marble. In addition to a casino, apartments and restaurants, the building also houses a luxury si...</p> The Architects' Journal highlights 14 architectural assistants working at the UK's biggest practices Katherine Guimapang 2021-09-21T16:29:00-04:00 >2021-09-22T13:43:40-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>It takes a team of experienced and dedicated architects, designers, and project leads to keep a firm running. However, each firm's success also comes down to the unsung contributions of emerging talent whose efforts are often overlooked. This transitional role from a recent graduate to design professional continues to teeter between a slippery slope of "exposure" and "working experience" with unfair work practices. <em>AJ</em>'s latest initiative,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">AJ100 New Talent</a>, however, aims to "champion those who may not always be given the credit they deserve."&nbsp;</p> <p>Celebrating this year's design cohort is a step towards re-writing the narrative for architectural assistants who were once thought of as voiceless and underrepresented. The <em>AJ</em> adds that this celebration of talent "chimes with [their] focus on the struggles facing those entering the profession and the need for change. Practices have a big responsibility to nurture these rising stars, who are the future of the profession."</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>(Top Row L-R) Ellie Sa...</figcaption></figure> Kanye West's favorite architect is drawing some seriously high praise Josh Niland 2021-09-21T15:15:00-04:00 >2021-09-22T13:55:25-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>&ldquo;For most of us, architecture is a profession of compromise [...] We are service people, turned on and off by the client, not so terribly different from window washers. But Valerio is different. He believes in the physical substance of architecture, not the impression &mdash; that something should not just look interesting but be interesting. That makes him incredibly important to our field.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The ever-famous Valerio Olgiati is also a favorite of <a href="" target="_blank">Kanye West</a>, whose <a href="" target="_blank">splashy architectural tastes</a> have made headlines of late, and for whom the Swiss architect is said to be designing an <a href="" target="_blank">underground Wyoming home</a>, among other projects. The 44-year-old rapper even reached out to him for input on his recent album <em>Donda</em>.</p> <p>&ldquo;He says I am Picasso, and his job is to buy land so that I can create,&rdquo; Olgiati told the <em>NYT Style Magazine</em>. &ldquo;I have never had anyone who appreciates so much what I do.&rdquo;</p> <p>Olgiati previously served as the <a href="" target="_blank">Kenzo Tange Chair</a> at the <a href="" target="_blank">Harvard GSD</a>.&nbsp;<em>T</em> <em>Magazine</em> has a lengthy profile of the prolific architect <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Iwan and Manuela Wirth are reportedly buying Richard Neutra's iconic Lovell Health House in Los Angeles Josh Niland 2021-09-21T12:24:00-04:00 >2021-09-21T12:24:51-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The Lovell Health House, as the behemoth on Dundee Drive came to be known, remains a dumbfounding sight. It occupies a steep slope at the edge of Griffith Park, plunging three stories from street level. [...] It is a monumental yet unreal creation&mdash;a silver-white vessel that seems to have docked at the top of a canyon.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Neutra</a>'s 1929 home has and was featured in the classic 1997 film <a href="" target="_blank">LA Confidential</a>. Wirth's <a href="" target="_blank">eponymous gallery</a> first established a presence in Downtown Los Angeles in 2016 and is set to expand to a second site soon with some help from <a href="" target="_blank">Selldorf Architects</a>, who has designed seven of the gallery&rsquo;s sixteen spaces worldwide thus far.</p> <p>The 4616 Dundee Drive property in Los Feliz has been on the market for <a href="" target="_blank">over a year</a> at a <a href="" target="_blank">listing price</a> north of $9.75 million. Its current owner inherited the architectural gem from his parents, who purchased it for $60,000 in 1960. <em>The New Yorker</em> has more on the unmistakable beauty behind Neutra&rsquo;s biorealist masterpiece <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> Kanye West buys $57.3 million Tadao Ando-designed Malibu home Nathaniel Bahadursingh 2021-09-20T18:04:00-04:00 >2021-09-24T13:28:38-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Less than a month after the release of his long-awaited album, &ldquo;Donda,&rdquo; Kanye West paid $57 million for a Tadao Ando-designed Malibu beach house, which first listed in May 2020.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="" target="_blank">West</a> purchased the 4,000-square-foot concrete home in an off-market deal with retired Wall Street financier Richard Sachs. It was initially listed at $75 million in May 2020 before being removed from the market.</p> <p>The former owner commissioned the home, and it was completed in 2013. It has four bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and is directly on the beach. According to <em><a href="" target="_blank">Dirt</a></em>, the structure reportedly required 1,200 tons of poured concrete, 200 tons of steel reinforcement, and 12 pylons driven 60 feet into the ground to support the heavy home from sinking into the sand.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Tadao Ando</a> is reportedly one of West&rsquo;s favorite architects, who described a visit to the art island of Naoshima, Japan, where Ando contributed several building designs, as &ldquo;life-changing.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Marmol Radziner</a> was the executive architect and general contractor on this project.</p> The full weight of history: Daniel Libeskind's brick memorial to Dutch Holocaust victims opens Sunday Josh Niland 2021-09-17T17:12:00-04:00 >2021-09-20T13:38:03-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Daniel Libeskind</a> will have the memory of an entire lost city on his mind at Sunday&rsquo;s official unveiling ceremony of the National Holocaust Memorial of Names&nbsp;in Amsterdam.</p> <p>&ldquo;I grew up in Poland in Lodz, a city that had hundreds of thousands of Jews. There was nobody Jewish left. It taught that you should never give in to authoritarianism. You should never bow your head to fear,&rdquo; the 74-year-old architect said in a <a href="" target="_blank">recent interview</a> about his <a href="" target="_blank">forthcoming memorial</a> for the victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh in 2018.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image courtesy Studio Daniel Libeskind &copy; Kees Hummel.</figcaption></figure><p>Libeskind took the memory of his birth city into his design for the Jewish Museum in Berlin, one of the architect&rsquo;s first major commissions when it opened in 2001.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image courtesy Studio Daniel Libeskind &copy; Kees Hummel.</figcaption></figure><p>Now, 20 years later, Libeskind&rsquo;s latest project pays tribute to the memory of the Dutch Jewish, Roma, and Sinti populations that fell victim to the Holocaust.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image courtesy Studio Da...</figcaption></figure> Kengo Kuma has been named one of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People Josh Niland 2021-09-16T18:38:00-04:00 >2021-09-17T14:41:37-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Kengo Kuma champions an ideal of &ldquo;losing architecture&rdquo;&mdash;intricate buildings that disappear into their environs&mdash;although it&rsquo;s hard to miss the new National Stadium &hellip; His stylistic fingerprints can be seen throughout the elaborate project &hellip; Greenery dots the facade of the oval-shaped structure, the centerpiece of this year&rsquo;s Games, allowing a series of wooden eaves&mdash;a favored material for Kuma, procured from prefectures across Japan&mdash;to better blend in with the surrounding garden.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Kengo Kuma</a>&rsquo;s design for the <a href="" target="_blank">Japan National Stadium</a> served as the centerpiece for this year&rsquo;s <a href="" target="_blank">Tokyo Olympic Games</a>. Kuma also recently announced museum projects with literary tie-ins in <a href="" target="_blank">Denmark</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">Norway</a>&nbsp;and has been able to add&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">sneaker collaborations</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">homeware</a> to his portfolio successfully.&nbsp;</p> <p>The 67-year-old Yokohama native joins <a href="" target="_blank">Jeanne Gang</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">David Adjaye</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a> as architects to be named to the prestigious list in the past five years.</p> 2021 RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist unveiled for the UK's best new building Niall Patrick Walsh 2021-09-16T11:52:00-04:00 >2021-09-16T13:42:07-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The shortlist has been announced for the <a href="" target="_blank">2021 RIBA Stirling Prize</a>, awarded each year to the UK&rsquo;s best new building. Six buildings will be in contention for the award, which is now in its 25th edition. Among the projects vying for the award are a <a href="" target="_blank">mosque</a> in Cambridge, a <a href="" target="_blank">bridge on the south coast of England</a>, and a residential and office scheme in London with a <a href="" target="_blank">distinctive limestone fa&ccedil;ade</a>.</p> <p>&ldquo;The 2021 RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist demonstrates the innovation and ambition that lies at the heart of exceptional architecture,&rdquo; said <a href="" target="_blank">RIBA President Simon Allford</a> on the shortlist&rsquo;s unveiling. &ldquo;As we navigate major global challenges, from a global pandemic to the climate emergency, this shortlist demonstrates the critical role that UK architects play in creating thoughtful and sustainable places and spaces.&rdquo; </p> <p>The overall winner of the 2021 Stirling Prize will be revealed on October 14th. Below, we have compiled the six shortlisted projects, along with an extract of the jury citation for each. ...</p> An early Frank Lloyd Wright home avoids demolition thanks to a preservationist couple Josh Niland 2021-09-16T09:00:00-04:00 >2021-09-16T13:42:38-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>An early Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house in Hinsdale appears to have gained a new lease on life, with the announcement on Tuesday that two preservation-minded buyers are purchasing the house and plan to restore it.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The home was originally designed in 1894 for a marble importer named Frederick Bagley. <a href="" target="_blank">Wright</a> included a glass door design for the <a href="" target="_blank">first time</a> in his career. The home had been listed on the private market since July with an asking price of around $1.3 million.</p> <p>The couple who purchased the home also owns Wright&rsquo;s Tonkens House in Ohio, which they <a href="" target="_blank">worked to restore</a>. Efforts to stop the demolition of historic homes in the town of Hinsdale <a href="" target="_blank">came up short</a> recently. <em>The Chicago Tribune</em> has more on the house&rsquo;s new lease on life <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> 'It is important for the world to know that people like you exist': Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal formally awarded 2021 Pritzker Prize Niall Patrick Walsh 2021-09-15T13:18:00-04:00 >2021-09-15T14:34:33-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal</a> have been formally awarded the <a href="" target="_blank">2021 Pritzker Architecture Prize</a> at a special ceremony which took place on September 14th. The French architects were <a href="" target="_blank">announced as recipients</a> of the prestigious prize in March in recognition of their contribution to the built environment, particularly their commitment to sustainability through the use of pre-existing structures.</p> <p><br></p> <p>Ceremony highlights. Video courtesy Pritzker Architecture Prize.&nbsp;</p> <p>During their ceremony acceptance speech, Lacaton and Vassal stressed the importance of creating habitable spaces with a positive relationship to the climate and starting from a principle of <a href="" target="_blank">retaining, rather than demolishing, existing structures.</a> &ldquo;In this respect, the heritage of modernity and experiments with free plan, spatial generosity, transparency and light for all, offer many valuable lessons,&rdquo; they said. </p> <p>&ldquo;Considering the existing as a present material deeply modifies the way we envisage the city, which is always a...</p> Theaster Gates has been awarded the Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts Nathaniel Bahadursingh 2021-09-14T15:27:00-04:00 >2021-09-15T14:34:38-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Artist, educator, and urban planner <a href="" target="_blank">Theaster Gates</a> has been awarded the Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts by the Austrian Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Private Foundation.&nbsp;</p> <p>The 55,000 Euro ($65,000 USD) prize, awarded every two years by the Republic of Austria and the City of Vienna, recognizes outstanding achievement in architecture and the arts that relate to artist, designer, set designer, and architect <a href="" target="_blank">Frederick Kiesler</a>&rsquo;s experimental and innovative approach to the arts.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;Spatial platforms that highlight the contributions of Black artists and designers have been long overlooked,&rdquo; says Theaster Gates. &ldquo;Projects that consider people as much as they consider the implications of the built form deserve merit. I&rsquo;m so grateful to be part of this precedent and honored that the selection committee would acknowledge my practice as part of the amazing work by luminaries who have received this award in the past. I&rsquo;m thankful to all who have supported my practice both wi...</p> Glenn Murcutt named 2021 Praemium Imperiale laureate for architecture Niall Patrick Walsh 2021-09-14T11:57:00-04:00 >2021-09-14T14:14:50-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Glenn Murcutt</a> has been named the 2021 <a href="" target="_blank">Praemium Imperiale</a>&nbsp;laureate for architecture by the <a href="" target="_blank">Japan</a> Art Association, making him the first Australian to be awarded the honor. Announcing the achievement, the Japan Art Association described Murcutt as &ldquo;an architect ahead of his time; an architect who has spent his career creating modest, environmentally responsible buildings rooted in the climate and tradition of his native Australia.&rdquo;</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Marie Short House. Courtesy Architecture Foundation Australia.&nbsp;</figcaption></figure></figure><p>&ldquo;The Praemium Imperiale is a wonderful cultural gift to the arts, internationally,&rdquo; Murcutt commented on his selection.&nbsp;&ldquo;Being a 2021 recipient took me by complete surprise. It is simply wonderful for me, but especially for the profession of architecture in Australia. Even at 85, such an award encourages me to continue working for as long as I am able.&rdquo;<br></p><figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Art Centre, 1999 New South Wales, Australia. Photo: Anthony Browell. Courtesy of TOTO Publishing</figcaption></figure></figure><p>Murcutt entered private pr...</p> Ensamble Studio named recipients of the 2021 Marcus Prize Katherine Guimapang 2021-09-13T19:22:00-04:00 >2021-09-14T13:52:57-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The <a href="" target="_blank">University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning</a>&nbsp;has announced the recipient of the 2021 <a href="" target="_blank">Marcus Prize</a>. Established in 2005 as a biennial, international architecture award, the Marcus Prize recognizes and honors architects for their work within the field in addition to recognizing "the promise of their future contributions to the field of architecture." This year's Marcus Prize is awarded to architects Ant&oacute;n Garc&iacute;a-Abril and D&eacute;bora Mesa of <a href="" target="_blank">Ensamble Studio</a>.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Architects Ant&oacute;n Garc&iacute;a-Abril and D&eacute;bora Mesa on site - <a href="" target="_blank">Ca'n Terra</a>. Image courtesy of Ensamble Studio</figcaption></figure><p>From a pool of nominees across five continents and 19 countries, the jury selected Ensamble for their work balancing "imagination and reality, art and science," a body of work innovating "typologies, technologies, and methodologies to address issues as diverse as the construction of the landscape or the prefabrication of the house."&nbsp;</p> <p>The list of past Marcus Prize recipients includes&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Tatiana Bilbao</a>&nbsp;(201...</p> Interested in historic preservation and adaptive reuse? Architect and preservationist, Angel Ayón, discusses the importance of preservation architects Katherine Guimapang 2021-09-08T14:18:00-04:00 >2021-09-09T13:44:27-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Not only is historic preservation critical in maintaining the integrity of our urban fabric, it also offers one of the most effective means of reducing the carbon footprint of the architecture industry.&nbsp;To learn more about the importance and role of preservation architects, Archinect connected with architect and preservationist Angel Ay&oacute;n of&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">AYON Studio</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>As new projects continue to be built, cities around the globe are filled with landmark buildings and historical structures that add to the area's rich architectural history. However, thanks to preservationists, these structures are presented with new possibilities such as adaptive reuse and historic preservation building techniques. This week our team highlights the importance of historic preservation and an&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">open job opportunity for a preservation architect</a>&nbsp;from AYON Studio.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Eleven80 preservation project by AYON Studio. Image &copy; Carlos Rodri&#769;guez Este&#769;vez/Courtesy of Angel Ay&oacute;n.</figcaption></figure><p>AYON Studio is led by Cuban-born architect and preserva...</p> Get Lectured: Syracuse University, Fall '21 Katherine Guimapang 2021-09-07T13:02:00-04:00 >2021-09-07T14:27:51-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Continuing with our coverage of Fall lecture programming from architecture schools, <a href="" target="_blank">Syracuse University School of Architecture</a> announces their Fall '21 lecture line-up.</p> <p>Archinect's ongoing&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;series features each school's lecture series and their graphic design prowess with eye-catching lecture posters.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em></strong><a href="" target="_blank"><strong><em></em></strong></a><strong><em>.</em></strong></p> <p>Starting on September 10, the school's&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Syracuse Orange Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS)</a> kick off the lecture series with a presentation highlighting the legacy of the trailblazing architect <a href="!view/event/event_id/1018" target="_blank">Thomas W. Boyde Jr. '28 (B.Arch) on September 10</a>. Boyde Jr. was the first Black architect in Rochester, N.Y., and the first Black graduate of the School of Architecture.</p> <p>Following this presentation are a series of special lectures in a Drawing Workshop series led by the school. The first set of lectures will be given by <a href="!view/event/event_id/1006" target="_blank">Li Han...</a></p>