Archinect - News 2017-10-22T13:31:28-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150034288/editor-s-picks-476 Editor's Picks #476 Nam Henderson 2017-10-20T19:24:00-04:00 >2017-10-21T15:57:01-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hy/hyd1sijb2ha94cwb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hy/hyd1sijb2ha94cwb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hy/hyd1sijb2ha94cwb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hy/hyd1sijb2ha94cwb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a> published <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150030298/the-amnesias-of-make-new-history" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Amnesias of "Make New History"</a>, a reflection on the "<em>broader curatorial failures</em>"&nbsp;of the second <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/978956/2017-chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a>,&nbsp;which launched with the theme "<em>Make New History.</em>" <strong>davvid</strong> (and others) were impressed "<em>Wow. Thats an excellent critique.</em>"</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vu/vu8efl3pp7jeobiw.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vu/vu8efl3pp7jeobiw.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>The latest <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150030309/the-proust-questionnaire-steven-holl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Proust Questionnaire: featured Steven Holl</a>. <strong>randomised</strong> thought it noteworthy that "<em>he chose an associate architect at his own firm (<a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/dimitra-tsachrelia-662b8bb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dimitra Tsachrelia</a>) as his favourite living architect."</em>&nbsp;For me, it was Holl's definition of architectural misery.<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kh/khs2jdh8meh4s97c.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kh/khs2jdh8meh4s97c.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure>News <p>The Washington Post <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150030031/national-museum-of-african-american-history-shows-sign-of-aging" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">examined</a> how a year after its opening the building of the National Museum of African American History already shows signs of aging. <a href="https://archinect.com/people/cover/118068376/marc-miller" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marc Miller</a> drew attention to more substantive concerns "the real matter at hand is the ability of the building to effectively represent the African-American experience given physical limitations, circulation issues, and an ever expanding collection."</p> <p>The French architect Jean Nouvel <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150030041/jean-nouvel-rejects-accusations-of-exploitation-at-louvre-abu-dhab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">defended</a> his Lou...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150034319/zaha-hadid-s-520-west-28th-street-reveals-full-suite-of-amenity-renderings Zaha Hadid’s 520 West 28th Street reveals full suite of amenity renderings Dana Schulz 2017-10-20T11:55:00-04:00 >2017-10-20T11:55:44-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4m/4mrto0rn4nj3bjz6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4m/4mrto0rn4nj3bjz6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4m/4mrto0rn4nj3bjz6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4m/4mrto0rn4nj3bjz6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Closings commenced at the late Zaha Hadid&lsquo;s futurist 520 West 28th Street at the end of June. According to a press release from developer Related, now that move-ins are underway, the architects have revealed the fully amenitized interiors, which include one of the world&rsquo;s first private IMAX theaters, a 75-foot sky-lit lap pool, a High Line-adjacent terrace and landscaped courtyard, and a fitness center complete with a 24-hour juice bar and plunge pool.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yt/ytil9juad2wucs44.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yt/ytil9juad2wucs44.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>renderings &copy; Scott Frances</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dp/dplppfjg4lcc9den.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dp/dplppfjg4lcc9den.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>renderings &copy; Scott Frances</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vx/vxgfqecqlg15r0sn.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vx/vxgfqecqlg15r0sn.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>renderings &copy; Scott Frances</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uw/uw9x9fez8oxjf023.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uw/uw9x9fez8oxjf023.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>renderings &copy; Scott Frances</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150033990/kengo-kuma-visits-his-ship-like-v-a-dundee-museum-as-exterior-nears-completion Kengo Kuma visits his ship-like V&A Dundee museum as exterior nears completion Alexander Walter 2017-10-18T16:09:00-04:00 >2017-10-18T17:13:06-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yq/yqxekn3b2n7am0qw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yq/yqxekn3b2n7am0qw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yq/yqxekn3b2n7am0qw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yq/yqxekn3b2n7am0qw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Ten years after a Dundee V&amp;A museum was first considered, the finishing touches are being applied to the exterior of the &pound;80.1m building ahead of its opening next summer. [...] No amount of artist's impressions and computer-generated fly-throughs could have prepared the city for the true size and scale of the imposing design of Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, who will inspect the building on Wednesday.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/6132/kengo-kuma-and-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kengo Kuma</a> was in Scotland today to inspect construction progress on the impressive V&amp;A Museum of Design Dundee he designed. <br></p> <p><br></p> <p>Video via V&amp;A Dundee on YouTube<br></p> <p>He seemed very pleased, stating: "As an architect, seeing a completed building can be stressful, as some times the quality isn&rsquo;t satisfactory. But in this case the quality, and the attention to detail has given me great satisfaction to see. I was so impressed when I saw how the building works together with the River Tay. Some museums are just boxes &ndash; this isn&rsquo;t just a box, it is linked to nature."</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/up/upyf5drtu9f22vwd.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/up/upyf5drtu9f22vwd.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Closeup of the exterior walls. Image via V&amp;A Dundee on Facebook.</figcaption></figure><p>The project is making significant strides, having just completed the exterior walls with its 2,500 cast stone panels that wrap the volume like planks on a sailing ship. Construction crews also recently dismantled the temporary cofferdam that separated the structure from the River Tay.</p> <p>The building is scheduled to open in 2018.<br></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150033913/bjarke-ingels-curvy-east-harlem-tower-tops-out Bjarke Ingels’ curvy East Harlem tower tops out Devin Gannon 2017-10-18T11:34:00-04:00 >2017-10-18T11:34:18-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6h/6htbp2crbd66yivm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6h/6htbp2crbd66yivm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6h/6htbp2crbd66yivm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6h/6htbp2crbd66yivm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The concrete, t-shaped residential tower designed by starchitect,&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/119441449/session-14-his-bjark-is-bigger-than-his-bjite-a-chat-with-bjarke-ingels-at-the-opening-of-big-s-hot-to-cold-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a> and his firm <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a>, topped out over the weekend, adding diversity to Upper Manhattan&rsquo;s usual upright architecture. The&nbsp;East Harlem&nbsp;project at 158 East 126th Street, known as E126, uniquely slopes inward as it rises upward, allowing more sunlight to hit the street. As&nbsp;<a href="https://www.cityrealty.com/nyc/market-insight/features/future-nyc/bjarke-ingels039s-curving-harlem-rental-e126-tops-out/12164" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CityRealty</a>&nbsp;learned, the unusual configuration will provide residents incredible views of the East River and Central Park from a rooftop garden.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ja/jar7yq6chg5gxlhk.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ja/jar7yq6chg5gxlhk.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering of E126 courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gi/gi8fq1gyf5ws9iiz.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gi/gi8fq1gyf5ws9iiz.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Construction progresses at E126, photo via CityRealty</figcaption></figure><p>According to the firm&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://m.big.dk/getslideshow/301/2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">website</a>, the t-shaped footprint, &ldquo;offers a diverse set of unit sizes and layout organizations.&rdquo; The building&rsquo;s facade of interlocking checkerboard pattern panel system allows floor-to-ceiling windows in every unit.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ot/otipkw1gdbj65xez.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ot/otipkw1gdbj65xez.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering of E126 courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7x/7xujklwzskdgc8cx.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7x/7xujklwzskdgc8cx.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering of E126 courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group</figcaption></figure><p>Developed by Edward Blumenfeld&rsquo;s Blumenfeld Development Group (BDG),...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150033707/oliver-wainwright-on-the-glitzy-starchitecture-of-astana-like-a-teenager-trying-to-show-off Oliver Wainwright on the glitzy starchitecture of Astana: "Like a teenager trying to show off" Alexander Walter 2017-10-17T14:35:00-04:00 >2017-10-18T11:25:53-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9z/9zwwyrg109apwrtk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9z/9zwwyrg109apwrtk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9z/9zwwyrg109apwrtk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9z/9zwwyrg109apwrtk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Architects have a thing for strong men, and the big global practices &ndash; from Norman Foster to Zaha Hadid &ndash; have piled in in a bid to help Kazakhstan&rsquo;s dictator, Nursultan Nazarbayev, build himself a trophy city</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>Guardian</em> architecture critic Oliver Wainwright reports from the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/326749/astana-world-expo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Astana World Expo</a>&nbsp;grounds as part of the paper's fascinating new series, <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/cities/series/secret-stans" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Secret Stans</a>, which offers a glimpse into the cities of the former Soviet Republics of Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.</p> <p>In his piece, Wainwright minces no words and describes the collection of petrodollar-funded starchitecture that <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/326751/kazakhstan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kazakhstan</a>&rsquo;s lone ruler, Nursultan Nazarbayev, enabled to grow from the Eurasian steppe as a "row of awards in a particularly gaudy trophy cabinet," and also questions the 'regime-enforcing' integrity of well known international architects who agreed to build it.<br></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150033489/my-dad-the-starchitect-an-emerging-documentary-subgenre 'My Dad, the Starchitect': an emerging documentary subgenre Alexander Walter 2017-10-16T14:21:00-04:00 >2017-10-17T22:50:26-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5q/5qklrml5g8no82ig.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5q/5qklrml5g8no82ig.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5q/5qklrml5g8no82ig.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5q/5qklrml5g8no82ig.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>In an emerging subgenre of architectural documentary, Nathaniel Kahn, Tomas Koolhaas, and Eric Saarinen take a personal look at their mythologized fathers. [...] Whether a film deals in the social or monumental legacy of an architect, the idea of the genius&mdash;which has been so unevenly applied&mdash;should come under scrutiny. As the children of architects have conferred through these films, nobody can be all things to all people.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In her piece for <em>CityLab</em>, Daisy Alioto looks at three recent examples of iconic architects having their life's work documented in film by their sons: Rem Koolhaas in <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/132674/tomas-koolhaas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>REM</em></a>, produced by Tomas Koolhaas; Eero Saarinen in&nbsp;<em><a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149981002/eero-saarinen-documentary-to-air-on-pbs-dec-27th" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future</a></em>, by Eric Saarinen; and <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/13825/louis-kahn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Louis Kahn</a> in&nbsp;<em>My Architect</em>, a film by&nbsp;Nathaniel Kahn.</p> <p>In case you missed it, listen to our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/670405/one-to-one" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One</a>&nbsp;podcast interview with Tomas Koolhaas.</p> <p></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150033455/monu-27-on-small-urbanism-released MONU #27 on "Small Urbanism" released MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2017-10-16T12:39:00-04:00 >2017-10-16T12:39:47-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/90/90fp1v87n1i88y5g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/90/90fp1v87n1i88y5g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/90/90fp1v87n1i88y5g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/90/90fp1v87n1i88y5g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><strong>&ldquo;&hellip; And Though She be but Little, She is Fierce!&rdquo;</strong>, the title of <em><strong>Liz Teston&rsquo;s</strong></em> contribution using a quote from Shakespeare&rsquo;s &ldquo;A Midsummer Night&rsquo;s Dream&rdquo;, captures the content of this <strong><a href="http://www.monu-magazine.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MONU</a></strong> issue on <strong>&ldquo;Small Urbanism&rdquo;</strong> very well. For when it comes to urbanism, small things seem to matter, whether they are actions, small physical elements, information and communications technology, or small-scale interventions. With regard to actions, <strong>Teston</strong> shows how transient micro-urbanisms of protest architecture can have a significant impact on our cities. During such actions, human bodies can alter public spaces through practices that challenge the arrangement of urban power and convert it into a channel of opposition, as <em><strong>Ana Medina </strong></em>argues in her piece<strong> &ldquo;Dissident Micro-occupations&rdquo;</strong>. In her explorations of dissident architectural practices, she reveals that spaces for protests are in fact not designed, but taken over by the dissidents to transform the architectural urban landscape. However, t...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150032969/trevor-paglen-is-a-2017-macarthur-fellow-tbt-to-our-encounter-with-the-experimental-geographer-12-years-ago Trevor Paglen is a 2017 MacArthur Fellow — #TBT to our encounter with the experimental geographer 12 years ago Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-10-12T19:19:00-04:00 >2017-10-12T22:14:04-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vn/vnrsditjonjx2lwc.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vn/vnrsditjonjx2lwc.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vn/vnrsditjonjx2lwc.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vn/vnrsditjonjx2lwc.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The mysterious images of the physical manifestations of military power hover between abstraction and information, between the inscrutable and the mundane. They are at once compelling as visual compositions and chilling as photographic documentation of activities that are otherwise based on speculation.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/bustler/6030/kate-orff-and-damon-rich-awarded-2017-macarthur-genius-grant-but-urban-design-was-the-real-winner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The 2017 MacArthur fellows have been revealed</a>.&nbsp;Artist and geographer, Trevor Paglen, won the award for his work on surveillance infrastructures. Twelve years ago,&nbsp;we followed Paglen on his field work and spoke with him about experimental geography.&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/22557/hitching-stealth-with-trevor-paglen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The full feature by&nbsp;Bryan Finoki is available here.</a>&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vu/vurdh8vlckbse96z.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vu/vurdh8vlckbse96z.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image via MacArthur Foundation</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150032921/frances-bronet-named-pratt-institute-s-new-president Frances Bronet named Pratt Institute's new President Alexander Walter 2017-10-12T15:29:00-04:00 >2017-10-12T15:36:33-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ly/ly9lngzo8ih80ik1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ly/ly9lngzo8ih80ik1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ly/ly9lngzo8ih80ik1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ly/ly9lngzo8ih80ik1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Frances Bronet, senior vice president and provost at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and a distinguished educator at the forefront of interdisciplinary curricula and collaboration, has been selected as the 12th president of Pratt Institute, announced Bruce Gitlin, Chair of the Institute&rsquo;s Board of Trustees and Co-Chair of the Presidential Search Committee [...]. She will be the first woman president to lead Pratt Institute, one of the world&rsquo;s most renowned art and design colleges.&nbsp;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Frances Bronet will officially commence her presidency on January 2, 2018, succeeding President Thomas F. Schutte who &mdash; after more than two decades at the&nbsp;helm &mdash; stepped down on June 30 this year.&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/72600/pratt-institute" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pratt Institute</a> Provost Kirk E. Pillow has served as the school's interim President since then.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150032894/le-corbusier-s-chandigarh-to-be-removed-from-swiss-10-franc-bills Le Corbusier's Chandigarh to be removed from Swiss 10-Franc bills Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-10-12T13:59:00-04:00 >2017-10-13T07:57:20-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/20/20t5tco1903emmhe.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/20/20t5tco1903emmhe.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/20/20t5tco1903emmhe.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/20/20t5tco1903emmhe.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Swiss francs, like most world currencies, have long featured notable faces from the past. But now, each beautiful note is designed around an abstract theme related to Switzerland. For the 10-franc note, instead of the retired portrait of the controversial genius Le Corbusier, the theme focuses on Switzerland&rsquo;s organizational talent &ndash; expressed by time.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Le Corbusier and his plan for Chandigarh won't be featured on the new 10-Franc bill anymore. The new bill is inspired by&nbsp;Switzerland&rsquo;s "organizational talent" and punctuality; it&nbsp;represents&nbsp;a pair of hands conducting time, the country's longest railway tunnels, and a map of the country and of its railway network. The Corbusier 10-Franc bill was introduced and in circulation since 1995; it has been highly controversial in Switzerland due to his&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/125745578/le-corbusier-militant-fascist-claims-overshadow-50th-death-anniversary" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">affinities with fascism and the Vichy government.</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/50/5015279rndsjqt77.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/50/5015279rndsjqt77.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>A pair of hands conducting the time with a baton on the new 10-Franc bill from 2017.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8a/8abt7251o550e4v9.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8a/8abt7251o550e4v9.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Two rail tracks connecting in the world's longest railway tunnel, the Gotthard Base Tunnel, part of the world's densest railway network reducing the time for traversing the Alps in Central Switzerland.</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150032775/new-photographs-show-daniel-libeskind-s-national-holocaust-monument-in-greater-detail New photographs show Daniel Libeskind's National Holocaust Monument in greater detail Alexander Walter 2017-10-11T20:11:00-04:00 >2017-10-12T12:32:01-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uy/uyvcwhqyuci4vsf1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uy/uyvcwhqyuci4vsf1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uy/uyvcwhqyuci4vsf1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uy/uyvcwhqyuci4vsf1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>A new set of photographs of the recently opened&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/354803/national-holocaust-monument" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Canadian National Holocaust Monument</a> have been released and help give a better understanding of the Daniel Libeskind-designed space: how it sits in its surrounding landscape created by Claude Cormier, and what atmosphere the large-scale, photographic landscapes by Edward Burtynsky create inside the fortress-like exposed concrete structure.<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g4/g4mdi357ss9061fb.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g4/g4mdi357ss9061fb.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>We were able to publish an initial, limited set of images a few days ago, shortly after the monument opened, and it managed &mdash; not entirely unusual for a Libeskind project &mdash; to spark <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150031103/first-photos-of-daniel-libeskind-s-newly-opened-national-holocaust-monument#CommentsAnchor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">first reader comments</a>.</p> <p>For a more detailed project description click <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150031103/first-photos-of-daniel-libeskind-s-newly-opened-national-holocaust-monument" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>; scroll down to see the new photographs of the monument. <br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zc/zcmjkmtab7tne0z5.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zc/zcmjkmtab7tne0z5.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ub/uba6tqbq9cd8gcto.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ub/uba6tqbq9cd8gcto.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7o/7oqhwj9fcm7o8hnt.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7o/7oqhwj9fcm7o8hnt.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1l/1lyq9i6leaaafxsd.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1l/1lyq9i6leaaafxsd.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yx/yxfidppqssyxhmm6.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yx/yxfidppqssyxhmm6.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3c/3c9rguobq0d21kx4.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3c/3c9rguobq0d21kx4.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l2/l2h75jjekssiio1m.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l2/l2h75jjekssiio1m.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2a/2a3ib2tgi5v252b9.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2a/2a3ib2tgi5v252b9.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/aq/aqkoir3ntu8hcxzh.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/aq/aqkoir3ntu8hcxzh.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fi/filcunr2zdr9cwhl.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fi/filcunr2zdr9cwhl.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/33/33ki66tgysap4hkp.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/33/33ki66tgysap4hkp.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t7/t7yk1rpbddpiyp44.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t7/t7yk1rpbddpiyp44.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v1/v1779mswyydiyqge.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v1/v1779mswyydiyqge.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em>All photographs courtesy of Studio Libeskind.</em><br></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150032652/new-museum-taps-rem-koolhaas-oma-to-design-next-phase-of-bowery-expansion New Museum taps Rem Koolhaas’ OMA to design next phase of Bowery expansion Devin Gannon 2017-10-11T12:32:00-04:00 >2017-10-11T13:43:04-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cx/cxg23k6hv415jyx0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cx/cxg23k6hv415jyx0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cx/cxg23k6hv415jyx0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cx/cxg23k6hv415jyx0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/10116/new-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Museum</a> Board of Trustees announced Wednesday that <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150005620/how-to-get-a-job-at-oma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA&rsquo;s</a> <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/8435/rem-koolhaas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rem Koolhaas</a> and <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/91946/shohei-shigematsu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shoehei Shigematsu</a> will design the museum&rsquo;s new building at 231 Bowery as part of the institution&rsquo;s expansion. The new structure, purchased by the contemporary art museum in 2008, will link the museum&rsquo;s <a href="https://archinect.com/sanaa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sanaa</a>-designed building and double their footprint on the Bowery, adding 50,000-square-feet of space. OMA&rsquo;s first public project in New York City, 231 Bowery is expected to break ground in 2019.</p> <p>First announced last May, the museum&rsquo;s expansion makes way for more galleries, improved public circulation and flexible space for new programs. In a press release, a member of the museum&rsquo;s board of trustees, Lisa Phillips, called OMA a &ldquo;great choice.&rdquo; She added, &ldquo;Koolhaas has thought deeply about the identity and landscape of our city going back to his landmark book <a href="https://archinect.com/alta-nyc/re-reading-delirious-new-york-in-venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Delirious New York</a>, published in 1978, a year after the Museum&rsquo;s founding. Though he is one of the world&rsquo;s finest architects with a deeply civic and ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150032416/reimagining-detroit-a-d-museum-s-the-architectural-imagination Reimagining Detroit: A+D Museum’s The Architectural Imagination Isaac Wilhelm 2017-10-09T23:43:00-04:00 >2017-10-11T20:31:12-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/iw/iw8po05a2rxa5dtk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/iw/iw8po05a2rxa5dtk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/iw/iw8po05a2rxa5dtk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/iw/iw8po05a2rxa5dtk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nh/nhtw3ef0xc4tbeyd.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nh/nhtw3ef0xc4tbeyd.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><br></p><p>Architecture is a creative media that analyzes what is, while imagining what could and should be. Located in <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1322/los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a>&rsquo; Art District, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/28121/a-d-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A+D Museum</a>'s current exhibit, The Architectural Imagination, is a showcase of re-imagining and rebuilding the outdated industrial urbanscape of Detroit, Michigan. Before coming to Los Angeles, the exhibition premiered during the <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/743426/2016-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 Venice Architecture Biennale</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>During the mid-20th century, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/12263/detroit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Detroit</a> was a booming urban center bursting with blue collar and white collar families benefiting from the automotive industry. However, as automotive industries began to move their factories to cheaper markets and with the rather recent American automotive bankruptcies and government bailouts, Detroit has been challenged with repurposing the remnants of an abandoned era. The projects showcased in the exhibit present ideas for compelling modern design along with appropriate programming (think atriums, markets, and green spaces) to regenerate existing neighborho...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150031757/come-party-with-archinect-in-new-york-this-thursday-update-rsvp-s-have-maxed-out-contact-us-to-get-on-wait-list Come party with Archinect in New York this Thursday! UPDATE: RSVP's have maxed out, contact us to get on wait list Archinect 2017-10-09T19:46:00-04:00 >2017-10-15T23:52:51-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qg/qggavz3xkpkceb7j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qg/qggavz3xkpkceb7j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qg/qggavz3xkpkceb7j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qg/qggavz3xkpkceb7j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><strong>UPDATE:&nbsp;We have already hit our limit of 500 confirmed guests for the party. If you have RSVP'd and cannot make it, please update your status <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/archtober-party-tickets-37762083408" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;to free up some space for others. If you would like to attend, please send us an email to <a href="mailto:rsvp@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">rsvp@archinect.com</a>, indicating your name and guest name(s), so we can add you to the waiting list.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>We're hosting another party, along with our friends <a href="https://archinect.com/BespokeCareersNYC" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bespoke</a>, next Thursday, October 12th, at the Steelcase WorkLife Showroom. Please join us for for an evening of&nbsp;champagne, hors d&rsquo;oeuvres and socializing. <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/archtober-party-tickets-37762083408" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to RSVP</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150032297/the-new-york-times-travels-to-eero-saarinen-s-michigan-and-follows-up-with-an-unfortunately-ignorant-tweet The New York Times travels to Eero Saarinen's Michigan (and follows up with an unfortunately ignorant tweet) Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-10-09T19:09:00-04:00 >2017-10-09T21:22:06-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rp/rpdogd6l42c69gep.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rp/rpdogd6l42c69gep.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rp/rpdogd6l42c69gep.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rp/rpdogd6l42c69gep.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>While Saarinen&rsquo;s groundbreaking works gave him international prominence, many people don&rsquo;t realize that his earliest architectural and design laboratory was in Michigan.</p></em><br /><br /><p>John L. Dorman, for the travel section of <em>the New York Times</em> explored Michigan's modern architecture, and more specifically, buildings by modern architect <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/55797/eliel-saarinen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eliel Saarinen</a> and his son <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/149964899/the-visionary-workaholic-an-intimate-luscious-documentary-portrait-of-eero-saarinen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eero</a>. He reports visiting the Saarinen's house designed by Eliel and the first buildings realized by Eero, such as his office, the University of Michigan School of Music, Dance and Theatre, and the General Motors Technical Center. The article describes the genesis of Eliel's career in Michigan before becoming famous internationally.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>The New York Times</em> shared the article with a tweet insinuating that&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/searchall/midwest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><a href="https://archinect.com/searchall/midwest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">midwest&nbsp;architecture</a> wasn't renown, generating&nbsp;many angry responses.&nbsp;</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150032321/david-marks-architect-behind-london-eye-passes-away-at-age-64 David Marks, architect behind London Eye, passes away at age 64 Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-10-09T16:51:00-04:00 >2017-10-09T16:52:10-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/te/tebodhlhc3wxhmjt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/te/tebodhlhc3wxhmjt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/te/tebodhlhc3wxhmjt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/te/tebodhlhc3wxhmjt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>David Marks, who suffered a long battle with cancer, passed away Friday morning at the age of 64. The Jewish architect was the innovative visionary behind fanciful projects such as the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/745354/london-eye" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London Eye</a>, the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/777162/british-airways-i360" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">British Airways i360</a> observation tower, the Treetop Walkway at Kew Gardens, and the University of Cambridge Primary School among others.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6b/6bs29lq4h7yoh1c2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6b/6bs29lq4h7yoh1c2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>British Airways i360 at Brighton. Image courtesy of 2017 Structural Awards</figcaption></figure><p>Born in Stockholm in 1952, Marks grew up in Geneva and moved to London in 1972 to attend the Architectural Association School (AA). There he met Julia Barfield, whom he married in 1981. Following a stint working for Richard Rogers, the couple formed their own practice&mdash;<a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/1923/marks-barfield-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marks Barfield Architects</a>&mdash;in 1989.<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a6/a6i3lty5bjmq09yg.JPG?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a6/a6i3lty5bjmq09yg.JPG?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>London Eye. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.</figcaption></figure><p>Marks was known for his entrepreneurial spirit. After winning a competition entry that came to nothing for his and Barfield's Ferris Wheel design, the two famously remortgaged their home and spent six patient years gathering support...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150031969/neave-brown-this-year-s-riba-royal-gold-medal-laureate-caught-by-dumbfounding-surprise-to-receive-highest-honor Neave Brown, this year's RIBA Royal Gold Medal laureate, caught by "dumbfounding surprise" to receive highest honor Alexander Walter 2017-10-06T14:25:00-04:00 >2017-10-09T11:50:55-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w1/w13j60t9y30nduj8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w1/w13j60t9y30nduj8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w1/w13j60t9y30nduj8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w1/w13j60t9y30nduj8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>&ldquo;It is an absolutely dumbfounding surprise [...] I stopped following architecture years ago, so I had no idea there was this renewed interest in my work until recently. I thought my buildings were a curiosity of the past that people had largely forgotten about.&rdquo; Brown is now celebrated for his inventive housing schemes and enjoys the accolade of being the only living architect to have all of his work in the UK listed. But recognition has been a long time coming.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Social housing pioneer Neave Brown, now 88 years old, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/bustler/5995/2018-royal-gold-medal-awarded-to-social-housing-pioneer-neave-brown" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">was awarded</a> the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/819850/riba-royal-gold-medal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA Royal Gold Medal</a>, the UK's highest accolade for architecture, just a week ago. <em>The Guardian</em> architecture critic Oliver Wainwright got a chance to chat with Brown about his career and good London housing.<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uw/uw40dn0a2oaqadvx.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uw/uw40dn0a2oaqadvx.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Current condition of Alexandra Road Estate. Image courtesy of RIBA.</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150031618/for-le-corbusier-s-birthday-we-ve-rounded-up-some-playful-pics-of-the-pioneering-modernist For Le Corbusier's Birthday, we've rounded up some playful pics of the pioneering modernist Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-10-06T12:30:00-04:00 >2017-10-06T19:51:10-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/df/dffzygak2syhchgc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/df/dffzygak2syhchgc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/df/dffzygak2syhchgc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/df/dffzygak2syhchgc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Today is everyone's favorite modernist architect Le Corbusier's birthday. Well, almost everyone's that is...</p> <p>&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;span id="selection-marker-1" class="redactor-selection-marker"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/span&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;<br><br>Kris might find him to be a bit boring, but over here, he is one of the most revered architects of the 20th century. In honor of what would be his 130th, here are some celebratory pics of the Swiss-born French architect and funnyman.</p> <figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ka/kann4ub5e5zk3qm8.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ka/kann4ub5e5zk3qm8.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Le Corbusier / Photo by Letburii</figcaption></figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sj/sjx4p0lmtazqrk0h.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sj/sjx4p0lmtazqrk0h.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Le Corbusier in the monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, May 10, 1928.</figcaption></figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2z/2z8exgb59t6bsruy.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2z/2z8exgb59t6bsruy.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Le Corbusier in Saint-Tropez bay, 1938.</figcaption></figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h8/h8ufh5xjcrvy58r2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h8/h8ufh5xjcrvy58r2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret relaxing on the Shukna Lake on a pedal boat manufactured by Pierre Jeanneret, c. 1950. Photo by Sureh Sharma.</figcaption></figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dt/dtqcn151inl8042f.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dt/dtqcn151inl8042f.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>&copy; FLC-ADAGP</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zv/zv90q7r19bo2d4mj.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zv/zv90q7r19bo2d4mj.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Le Corbusier, Holding a Map of the Indian City of Chandigarh Copyright &copy; Fondation Le Corbusier</figcaption></figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fx/fxfwnx5a2vyxk2a6.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fx/fxfwnx5a2vyxk2a6.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Le Corbusier in C...</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150031517/vishaan-chakrabarti-reveals-new-designs-for-domino-sugar-factory Vishaan Chakrabarti reveals new designs for Domino Sugar Factory Dana Schulz 2017-10-04T11:09:00-04:00 >2017-10-09T21:30:42-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hx/hxvi8g412uww1hkn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hx/hxvi8g412uww1hkn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hx/hxvi8g412uww1hkn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hx/hxvi8g412uww1hkn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Vishaan Chakrabarti&lsquo;s <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/149950367/pau" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU)</a> has revealed a new set of renderings for the refinery building at&nbsp;the three million-square-foot Domino Sugar Factory mega-development in Williamsburg. The new plans are brighter and better connected than those previously approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l1/l17vgsh9ehqz7b12.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l1/l17vgsh9ehqz7b12.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>PAU design for the Domino Refinery. Image courtesy of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a4/a4m4rd9ovw8gxbow.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a4/a4m4rd9ovw8gxbow.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>PAU design for the Domino Refinery. Image courtesy of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l1/l17vgsh9ehqz7b12.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mu/mua9pfos3oea8m3u.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mu/mua9pfos3oea8m3u.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>PAU design for the Domino Refinery. Image courtesy of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism.</figcaption></figure><p>News via <a href="https://www.6sqft.com/vishaan-chakrabarti-reveals-new-designs-for-domino-sugar-factory/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">6sqft</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150031103/first-photos-of-daniel-libeskind-s-newly-opened-national-holocaust-monument First photos of Daniel Libeskind's newly opened National Holocaust Monument Alexander Walter 2017-10-02T16:13:00-04:00 >2017-10-12T07:47:33-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fj/fjfixlsuc2auf01n.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fj/fjfixlsuc2auf01n.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fj/fjfixlsuc2auf01n.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fj/fjfixlsuc2auf01n.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Last week <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150030416/libeskind-designed-canadian-national-holocaust-monument-opens-in-ottawa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">we mentioned</a> the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/354803/national-holocaust-monument" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Canadian National Holocaust Monument</a> celebrating its grand opening in Ottawa. The stock of available imagery has been very limited for the last years and consisted of mostly the same aerial rendering in a few variations. <br></p> <p>Now we've received new photographs that give a better understanding of the completed monument design&nbsp;&mdash; a collaboration between <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/1493/studio-daniel-libeskind" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Libeskind</a>, Lord Cultural Resources, Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky, Montreal-based landscape architect Claude Cormier, and holocaust scholar Doris Bergman.<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qp/qp6r1jd9x67ali88.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qp/qp6r1jd9x67ali88.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>"This monument not only creates a very important public space for the remembrance of those who were murdered in the Holocaust," Daniel Libeskind said in a statement, "but it also serves as a constant reminder that today&rsquo;s world is threatened by anti-Semitism, racism and bigotry. Canada has upheld the fundamental democratic values of people regardless of race, class or creed, and this national monument is the expression of those principles and of ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150031006/the-country-home-of-the-artist-cai-guo-qiang-designed-by-his-friend-frank-gehry The country home of the artist Cai Guo-Qiang, designed by his friend Frank Gehry Nam Henderson 2017-10-02T11:18:00-04:00 >2017-10-02T19:53:37-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/os/os3zx1999ah6ou2s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/os/os3zx1999ah6ou2s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/os/os3zx1999ah6ou2s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/os/os3zx1999ah6ou2s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>That an architect and an artist as different as Cai and Gehry have had any ongoing creative dialogue at all is remarkable; that the most complete expression of that dialogue is a weekend home hidden in the New Jersey countryside is even more so. And yet Gehry&rsquo;s house for Cai, designed in collaboration with his former student Trattie Davies, is a kind of brick and mortar reflection of Cai&rsquo;s character: by turns boisterous and understated, flamboyant but ultimately serene.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p>M.H. Miller visited&nbsp;Morristown N.K, to spend a&nbsp;day with&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/74170538/art-basel-comes-to-hong-kong" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cai Guo-Qiang</a>, at his Frank Gehry-designed country home.&nbsp;<br></p><p><br></p><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a5/a53c5j5b7j24wyvz.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a5/a53c5j5b7j24wyvz.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>The renovated horse barn, which Cai now uses as a studio. The space is 14,000 square feet. Credit Stefan Ruiz</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150030853/wuho-s-new-video-exhibition-explores-recent-work-of-studio-fuksas WUHO's new video exhibition explores recent work of Studio Fuksas Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-09-30T13:46:00-04:00 >2017-10-02T02:31:03-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wy/wyhrojkqze4i2pfp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wy/wyhrojkqze4i2pfp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wy/wyhrojkqze4i2pfp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wy/wyhrojkqze4i2pfp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Next Saturday, October 7&nbsp;Woodbury University Hollywood Outpost will launch its second show of the Fall 2017 series. In line with the gallery's ambition to "demystify the discipline of architecture", the exhibition will present five&nbsp;videos that document the&nbsp;most recent and iconic projects of&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/2507/studio-fuksas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Fuksas</a>, a dynamic duo<strong></strong>&nbsp;Massimiliano&nbsp;and&nbsp;Doriana Fuksas based in Rome, Italy.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Studio Fuksas</em> will stay on view through Sunday, October 29, 2017. Gallery hours: Thursdays 1:00&ndash;8:00 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays 1:00&ndash;6:00 p.m.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150030545/editor-s-picks-475 Editor's Picks #475 Nam Henderson 2017-09-29T16:27:00-04:00 >2017-09-29T16:48:59-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7q/7quvgzntxmxkn2wm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7q/7quvgzntxmxkn2wm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7q/7quvgzntxmxkn2wm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7q/7quvgzntxmxkn2wm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/hannahlucywood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hannah Wood</a> reflected on MoMA&rsquo;s retrospective of Frank Lloyd Wright, &lsquo;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150026631/rethinking-frank-lloyd-wright-thoughts-from-a-trip-through-the-rustbelt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unpacking the Archive</a>&rsquo;, in a conversation with architect, cultural historian and Wright scholar <a href="https://www.arch.columbia.edu/faculty/34-mabel-o-wilson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mabel O. Wilson</a>.</p> <figure></figure><p><strong>stevenvansteenhuyse</strong>&nbsp;"<em>enjoyed this article for its challenging view of Wright's legacy as America's greatest architect, and how the MoMA exhibit has led to some reconsideration of that legacy. I particularly find compelling the author's statements regarding the back-office work of renderers and other practitioners</em>"</p> <p>Plus, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ScreenPrint?src=hash" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Screen/Print</a> #62: featured Jaime Omar Yassin<a href="https://t.co/LA4kbeoWsC" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> </a>on the&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GhostShip?src=hash" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150029132/screen-print-62-a-year-after-ghost-ship-fire-writer-and-activist-jaime-omar-yassin-reflects-on-city-s-response" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GhostShip fire, artist gentrification and the long standing</a> "<em>criminalization of off-the-grid venues run by black and brown Oakland residents</em>"</p> <figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nq/nqor1sesu3bgo9w5.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nq/nqor1sesu3bgo9w5.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></figure></figure><br>News <p>Six buildings made the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/bustler/5913/six-of-britain-s-ugliest-new-buildings-shortlisted-for-carbuncle-cup-2017" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shortlist</a> for Carbuncle Cup 2017. <a href="https://archinect.com/people/cover/149976586/erik-evens" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Erik Evens</a> argued "<em>a special place in purgatory should be saved for the planners and architects who put that lumpy pile next to the incredible Battersea Station...That's an outrage.</em>"</p> <p> French architect Manuelle Gautrand was named the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/bustler/5939/manuelle-gautrand-awarded-the-2017-european-prize-for-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">201...</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150030732/ww-p-designs-landmark-air-rail-link-stations-for-perth WW+P designs landmark air-rail link stations for Perth Weston Williamson 2017-09-29T11:39:00-04:00 >2017-09-29T11:39:25-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5i/5iwlm51fbwkbkrbs.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5i/5iwlm51fbwkbkrbs.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5i/5iwlm51fbwkbkrbs.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5i/5iwlm51fbwkbkrbs.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Weston Williamson + Partners in partnership with local architects GHD Woodhead has completed the detailed design stage of all three stations for Perth&rsquo;s new airport rail link - Belmont, Forrestfield and Airport Central Station.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a4/a44m340zbyfsvzbc.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a4/a44m340zbyfsvzbc.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>This landmark transport project will deliver a new rail service to the eastern suburbs of Perth, increasing transport options between the city and foothills, improving access between the city and Perth Airport and driving future developments in the area. The team is now moving on to final design stage for Airport Central, with the line scheduled to open in 2020.&nbsp; </p> <p>At Airport Central Station the aerodynamic roof shape integrates with the Perth Airport Masterplan and sets the path to the next stage of expansion of the Perth International Airport. </p> <p>At Belmont Station, particular importance has been placed on ensuring that the&nbsp; development reflects the future high-density nature of the Belmont Masterplan. </p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ik/ikt7yqvoqoxfbgrm.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ik/ikt7yqvoqoxfbgrm.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>In contrast, at Forrestfield Station, the characte...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150030751/jfk-s-twa-hotel-on-track-to-open-in-18-months JFK’s TWA Hotel on track to open in 18 months DianePham 2017-09-29T11:29:00-04:00 >2017-09-29T11:29:36-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/98/98p8wh39xuo7eafr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/98/98p8wh39xuo7eafr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/98/98p8wh39xuo7eafr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/98/98p8wh39xuo7eafr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>MCR Development officially launched the mid-century modern TWA Lounge on the 86th floor of One World Trade Center on Thursday and provided a deeper look into plans to convert Eero Saarinen&rsquo;s historic TWA flight center at JFK Airport into a hotel, event space, and dining destination. According to MCR&rsquo;s CEO Tyler Morse, construction of the hotel is on schedule; it will go vertical on Monday, top out in December, and have its curtainwall applied by January.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yp/ypv4a50s59db5aio.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yp/ypv4a50s59db5aio.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>If everything remains on schedule, the project is expected to open in 18 months.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150030690/renowned-cambodian-architect-vann-molyvann-dies-at-the-age-of-90 Renowned Cambodian architect Vann Molyvann dies at the age of 90 Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-09-29T09:34:00-04:00 >2017-09-28T21:12:32-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2k/2kei4kfcfr5xrhnj.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2k/2kei4kfcfr5xrhnj.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2k/2kei4kfcfr5xrhnj.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2k/2kei4kfcfr5xrhnj.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Mr. Vann Molyvann was best known for combining modernist principles with ancient motifs, a style that came to be called New Khmer Architecture. He was admired by many Cambodians as the embodiment of integrity and vision in a country where art has often taken a back-seat to the upheavals of history.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Molyvann studied at &Eacute;cole des Beaux Arts in Paris in the 1940s, where he learned the principles of European modernism from Le Corbusier's disciples. In 1956 he returned to Cambodia to be appointed as the chief state architect of the newly independent country. He designed and transformed <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/459233/phnom-penh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phnom Penh</a>,&nbsp;the country's capital. After the coup of 1970 by the Khmer Rouge, Molyvann exiled and lived in Switzerland until 1991, when he came back to Cambodia and served as culture minister.</p> <p>"Vann Molyvann was best known for combining modernist principles with ancient motifs, a style that came to be called New Khmer Architecture. He was admired by many Cambodians as the embodiment of integrity and vision in a country where art has often taken a back-seat to the upheavals of history."</p> <p>Molyvann passed away at home at age 90 on September 28th, 2017.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150030630/mies-really-was-a-magician-david-chipperfield-on-the-challenges-of-renovating-the-neue-nationalgalerie "Mies really was a magician": David Chipperfield on the challenges of renovating the Neue Nationalgalerie Alexander Walter 2017-09-28T14:27:00-04:00 >2017-09-28T14:27:35-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nx/nx2gvfuf96lbw28q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nx/nx2gvfuf96lbw28q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nx/nx2gvfuf96lbw28q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nx/nx2gvfuf96lbw28q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re like surgeons around a body,&rdquo; said David Chipperfield as he looked at Berlin&rsquo;s New National Gallery. The building, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, one of the 20th century&rsquo;s greatest architects, was almost as bare as it had been at its topping-out ceremony, in April 1967. The British architect and his lieutenant, Martin Reichert [...] surveyed the dirty steel frame and exposed concrete walls atop weed-strewn sand. &ldquo;We&rsquo;ve opened him up and now we&rsquo;re looking at him.&rsquo;&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Roughly half-way through the enormous undertaking of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/118968488/david-chipperfield-pledges-to-carefully-optimize-mies-van-der-rohe-s-neue-nationalgalerie" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">renovating Mies van der Rohe's 1967 masterpiece</a>, the New National Gallery in Berlin, <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/3821/david-chipperfield" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Chipperfield</a> allows us a glimpse into the structure's completely gutted belly, chats about the challenges of touching an icon, and shares some of the personal lessons he learned about the gallery's original architect. <br></p> <p>"Mies took architecture to its extreme,&rdquo; Chipperfield tells the <em>New York Times</em>' Gerrit Wiesmann. "And as a result, the building has some&hellip; let&rsquo;s not call them flaws &mdash; it has some challenges, which we&rsquo;ve had to address."<br></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150030448/richard-rogers-and-renzo-piano-will-get-their-very-own-statues-in-front-of-the-centre-pompidou Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano will get their very own statues in front of the Centre Pompidou Alexander Walter 2017-09-27T15:35:00-04:00 >2017-09-27T15:35:41-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d7/d7ed5de450f313b8942c2c45b5af1306?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d7/d7ed5de450f313b8942c2c45b5af1306?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d7/d7ed5de450f313b8942c2c45b5af1306?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d7/d7ed5de450f313b8942c2c45b5af1306?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The French artist Xavier Veilhan has created sculptures of the architects Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers that will be permanently installed next month in Place Edmond Michelet outside the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The pair designed the distinctive museum, which opened in 1977.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Don't miss our 2015-podcast <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/131434851/parisian-exports-and-silicon-valley-imports-on-episode-37-of-archinect-sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interview with Xavier Veilhan</a> for <a href="https://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a>. We talked with the Paris-based artist and his&nbsp;Los Angeles-collaborator, Fran&ccedil;ois Perrin, about their series of&nbsp;interventions into some of the world's most famous modernist landmarks and the resulting book, <a href="http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/book-launch-architectones/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Architectones</em></a>.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150030183/alvaro-siza-s-first-u-s-building-in-nyc-s-hell-s-kitchen-revealed Alvaro Siza’s first U.S. building in NYC’s Hell’s Kitchen revealed DianePham 2017-09-26T11:50:00-04:00 >2017-09-26T21:28:28-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m2/m2cgt3hvibr4yntd.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m2/m2cgt3hvibr4yntd.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m2/m2cgt3hvibr4yntd.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m2/m2cgt3hvibr4yntd.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Back in 2015 architects and design buffs were excited to hear that Portuguese Pritzker Prize-winner &Aacute;lvaro Siza would be designing his highly-anticipated first U.S. building on Manhattan&rsquo;s west side in a neighborhood being called Hudson West. Now, developers Sumaida + Khurana and LENY have released renderings of the building at 611 West 56th Street on the former site of the Gristedes corporate headquarters.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The tower will rise 35 stories and hold 80 condo apartments.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150030041/jean-nouvel-rejects-accusations-of-exploitation-at-louvre-abu-dhabi Jean Nouvel rejects accusations of exploitation at Louvre Abu Dhabi Alexander Walter 2017-09-25T15:31:00-04:00 >2017-09-27T07:17:48-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ug/ug5xl39hymw6jtun.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ug/ug5xl39hymw6jtun.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ug/ug5xl39hymw6jtun.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ug/ug5xl39hymw6jtun.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The French architect Jean Nouvel has defended his Louvre museum in Abu Dhabi, a massive domed complex that opens in November, from accusations it was built by exploited and abused migrant workers. [...] In an interview as the finishing touches are put to the colossal construction, the architect dismissed accusations over exploited workers as an &ldquo;old question&rdquo; and insisted conditions for those building the museum were better than for some employed in Europe.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"A 2015 a Human Rights Watch report," <em>The Guardian</em> explains, "suggested migrants working on the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/566416/louvre-abu-dhabi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Louvre museum</a> and neighbouring <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/566417/guggenheim-abu-dhabi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guggenheim</a>, part of a &pound;18bn 'cultural hub' on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, were subjected to conditions amounting to forced labour including summary arrest and deportation if they complained." <br></p><p>Nouvel insists on having inspected the workers living quarters at the beginning of the project, resulting in no concerns: "We saw no problem."<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/84/846l2rpet9n9lm1t.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/84/846l2rpet9n9lm1t.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Louvre Abu Dhabi's "rain of light" concept &copy; Louvre Abu Dhabi, Photography: Mohamed Somji</figcaption></figure><p>Widespread human rights abuses of migrant laborers building the Gulf region's megaprojects have repeatedly been <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/410043/migrant-workers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reported</a> over the past years.<br></p>