Archinect - News 2017-10-19T10:41:39-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150034050/carlo-ratti-associati-designs-a-delicious-building-made-of-chocolate Carlo Ratti Associati designs a delicious building made of chocolate Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-10-18T20:09:00-04:00 >2017-10-18T20:10:27-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7j/7jnyx70skemxrcbz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7j/7jnyx70skemxrcbz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7j/7jnyx70skemxrcbz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7j/7jnyx70skemxrcbz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Attention chocolate lovers, Italian designer&nbsp;Carlo Ratti has conceived an edible pavilion made of pralines.<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jd/jdsh0m0rpbg3gagq.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jd/jdsh0m0rpbg3gagq.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image by Daniele Iodice</figcaption></figure><p>Made for the high-end chocolate manufacturer Venchi, the building will be presented at Fico Eataly, the world largest food park in Bologna, Italy. The structure is composed of 30 thousand pralines&nbsp;of different sizes and shapes, all individually wrapped in a variety of colors of shiny paper. The dream doesn't end here, visitors are invited to pick and taste the pralines, slowly eating the building away&hellip;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150033964/unknown-pioneer-of-solar-energy-konrad-frey-is-given-a-second-look Unknown pioneer of solar energy, Konrad Frey, is given a second look Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-10-18T17:23:00-04:00 >2017-10-18T20:08:05-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d0/d0czqn6w76plw1f1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d0/d0czqn6w76plw1f1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d0/d0czqn6w76plw1f1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d0/d0czqn6w76plw1f1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Konrad Frey was a pioneer who designed and built solar houses based on data and scientific insights. Yet Frey and his work are largely unknown. A project by the architectural theoretician Anselm Wagner aims to change that.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"The architectural designs of Konrad Frey are characterized by the fact that their form is a consequence of function. Had he worked in Vienna, had his activities started in the urban context, his architecture would have become a topic of research long ago,"&nbsp;says art historian and architectural theoretician Anselm Wagner.&nbsp;<br></p> <p>Frey studied solar energy in the 1960s and designed Austria's first solar house in 1972, together with Florian Beigel, using a combination of&nbsp;active and passive harnessing of solar energy. "The Sun Houses of Konrad Frey: Environmental Research and Solar Design Knowledge", a research project funded by Austrian Science Fund FWF, will produce an online catalogue raisonn&eacute; and a monograph of Frey work. </p> 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/150033983/microsoft-offers-treehouses-to-connect-their-employees-back-with-nature Microsoft offers treehouses to connect their employees back with nature Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-10-18T14:54:00-04:00 >2017-10-18T17:20:41-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/if/ifg2swu1xdswece6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/if/ifg2swu1xdswece6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/if/ifg2swu1xdswece6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/if/ifg2swu1xdswece6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>While <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/148075/apple-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple opens the doors to their new campus</a>, and <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150027827/the-new-york-times-picks-denver-for-amazon-s-new-headquarters" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amazon looks for a location for its second</a>, Microsoft has gone in a different direction, building Wi-Fi tree houses so staff can connect with nature.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qg/qgew24rbualufwed.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qg/qgew24rbualufwed.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8z/8z5w3e5ofw1v4auh.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8z/8z5w3e5ofw1v4auh.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/310378/microsoft" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Microsoft</a>'s campus is comprised of 120 buildings spread across Redmond, Washington&mdash;a suburb of Seattle&mdash;and surrounded by 500 acres of woods.&nbsp;After a recent employee survey found many workers would like to work outdoors more, the tech company has added to their campus by rigging up three high-tech tree houses in Redmond's Pacific Northwest Douglas firs. The company is also currently working on other tech enable outdoor districts around the campus for their employees.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wc/wcyjk8ficp48mrym.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wc/wcyjk8ficp48mrym.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>Pete Nelson of Animal Planet's "Treehouse Masters" was recruited to help create the new elevated meeting space. Equipped with Wi-Fi, electricity&mdash;every weatherproof bench has a hatch containing a power supply&mdash;an outdoor gas fireplace,&nbsp;<em>and&nbsp;</em>a shipping container that houses a barbecue restaurant, the company hopes to boost em...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150033952/virtual-money-still-requires-real-architecture Virtual money still requires real architecture Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-10-18T13:06:00-04:00 >2017-10-18T13:06:10-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6a/6a5zdpey40yaiuit.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6a/6a5zdpey40yaiuit.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6a/6a5zdpey40yaiuit.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6a/6a5zdpey40yaiuit.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>A bitcoin vault doesn&rsquo;t store actual bitcoin units. Technically, what&rsquo;s being stored are private, cryptographic keys. It&rsquo;s odd to think of a virtual currency needing physical storage, but just like your most precious photos, even a cryptocurrency needs some kind of material container.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The company&nbsp;Xapo is using a decommissioned military bunker to safeguard its customers bitcoins. In this article from Quartz, Joon lan Wong describes his way into the vault storing millions of dollars worth of bitcoins and the numerous portals and gates he had to cross.&nbsp;<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/150033802/som-and-james-corner-field-operations-to-redesign-long-dormant-pereira-building-in-downtown-la SOM and James Corner Field Operations to redesign long-dormant Pereira building in Downtown LA Alexander Walter 2017-10-17T21:08:00-04:00 >2017-10-17T21:08:19-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2k/2kurtqghtbfjp4tw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2k/2kurtqghtbfjp4tw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2k/2kurtqghtbfjp4tw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2k/2kurtqghtbfjp4tw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Two acclaimed design firms &ndash; Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill LLP and James Corner Field Operations &ndash; are coming together to transform a 5.5-acre site along Sunset Boulevard into a mixed-use project focused on innovative design, open space and community. The project site is located on the northwest edge of Downtown Los Angeles, within a mile of Bunker Hill, Dodger Stadium and Echo Park Lake.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Located at 1111 West Sunset Boulevard, right on the edge of Downtown <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1322/los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a> and Echo Park, the two-building complex designed by&nbsp;William Pereira is best known as the former headquarters of the Metropolitan Water District and has most recently served as a church.&nbsp;</p> <p>The project's developer, LA-based real estate firm Palisades, selected <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/10545/som" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill</a> for the architectural redesign of the building, while <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/21287/field-operations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">James Corner Field Operations</a> will be in charge of landscape design on the 5.5-acre site.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150033745/designs-unveiled-for-toronto-s-massive-multi-tower-development-pinnacle-one-yonge Designs unveiled for Toronto's massive multi-tower development: Pinnacle One Yonge Alexander Walter 2017-10-17T18:13:00-04:00 >2017-10-17T18:26:39-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p6/p6ips6ed6dg1c2p4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p6/p6ips6ed6dg1c2p4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p6/p6ips6ed6dg1c2p4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p6/p6ips6ed6dg1c2p4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1880/toronto" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toronto</a>'s skyline will soon see the addition of five new buildings, all united in one massive development spanning two city blocks. Designed by Toronto firm <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/447/hariri-pontarini-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hariri Pontarini Architects</a> in collaboration with Vancouver-based <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/150033766/pinnacle-international" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinnacle International</a>, the project, dubbed One Yonge, will reportedly offer more than four million square-feet of (near) lakefront property.<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ly/lytcmqwzhi6njuh0.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ly/lytcmqwzhi6njuh0.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>View from Toronto Harbor &copy; Hariri Pontarini Architects</figcaption></figure><p>Read on for more images and a project description we have received from the architects:<br></p> <p>"The development, on Toronto&rsquo;s waterfront, rethinks the typical mix of residential, commercial and retail space found in Toronto. It will be comprised of five new buildings and the re-clad existing Toronto Star building, all within two city blocks."</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v3/v3q2hheyemazgtkg.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v3/v3q2hheyemazgtkg.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>View looking South-West &copy; Hariri Pontarini Architects</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d4/d471cn58k0bt57hq.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d4/d471cn58k0bt57hq.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>View looking North-West from New Park &copy; Hariri Pontarini Architects</figcaption></figure><p>"The north block includes three residential towers (at 95, 80 and 65 storeys) with hotel, affordable housing, community ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150033726/arup-proposes-using-food-waste-as-building-materials Arup proposes using food waste as building materials Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-10-17T15:08:00-04:00 >2017-10-17T16:21:46-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9j/9jo0oco6v8i6vh6f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9j/9jo0oco6v8i6vh6f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9j/9jo0oco6v8i6vh6f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9j/9jo0oco6v8i6vh6f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The company argues that organic waste would ameliorate rising levels of waste and shortfalls of raw material, as well as providing industry with cheap, low carbon materials.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Beyond being delicious, peanuts, rice, bananas, potatoes and mushrooms have something else in common&mdash;they are all being proposed by Arup group as potential building materials in their new report titled "<a href="https://www.arup.com/publications/research/section/the-urban-bio-loop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Urban Bio-Loop</a>."&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vl/vlu8po0uwoa75i49.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vl/vlu8po0uwoa75i49.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>THE BIOLOOP Nature becomes an endless source of feedstock for the built environment</figcaption></figure><p>According to the authors, the report aims "at demonstrating that a different paradigm for materials in construction is possible." This could be done by diverting, in part, organic waste that is traditionally managed through land&#64257;ll, incineration and composting to become a resource for the creation of construction engineering and architecture products.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gp/gp9z8d0tq3d7sh22.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gp/gp9z8d0tq3d7sh22.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>CURRENT MODEL Biological loop considering traditional disposal options</figcaption></figure><p>Some of the organic materials proposed are: <em>peanut shells</em>, which can be used to produce low-cost partition boards that are resistant to moisture and fire; <em>rice</em>, whose husks can be turned to ash and mixed with cement to reduce need for fillers; <em>bananas</em>, whose fruit...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150033697/the-new-yorker-commiserates-the-demolition-of-citicorp-s-brutalist-plaza-recently-named-a-protected-city-landmark The New Yorker commiserates the demolition of Citicorp's brutalist plaza, recently named a protected "city landmark" Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-10-17T14:42:00-04:00 >2017-10-17T14:43:30-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0h/0hk08edrhxlxalbk.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0h/0hk08edrhxlxalbk.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0h/0hk08edrhxlxalbk.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0h/0hk08edrhxlxalbk.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>New York City&rsquo;s Landmarks Preservation Commission declared the Citicorp complex a protected landmark on December 6, 2016, but between that designation and its earlier &ldquo;calendaring&rdquo; (the scheduling of a public hearing and the first formal step in the designation process) in May of last year, approvals for demolition and new construction were secured.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Despite being named a&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149981808/the-former-citicorp-tower-has-been-named-a-nyc-landmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">city landmark</a>&nbsp;in 2016, the brutalist sunken plaza of 601 Lexington Avenue, formally known as the Citicorp Center, was demolished over the summer.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>"The finest part of the new urban composition was a sunken plaza, a dozen feet below sidewalk level. Entered from the block&rsquo;s southwest corner and uncannily sheltered by the underbelly of the elevated skyscraper ten stories overhead, it was a consequence of the city&rsquo;s &ldquo;plaza bonus&rdquo; zoning, which allowed developers to build higher in exchange for incorporating public space into their property. It was the work of Hideo Sasaki, one of a great generation of landscape architects&mdash;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/588228/dan-kiley" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dan Kiley</a>, Lawrence Halprin and Harriet Pattison prominent among them&mdash;who worked alongside such familiar heroes of mid-century modern design as <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/51409/eero-saarinen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eero Saarinen</a> and <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/13825/louis-kahn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Louis Kahn</a>.&nbsp;"</em></p> <p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/3801/gensler" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gensler</a> will lead the&nbsp;200,000-square-foot renovation&nbsp;of the plaza.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150033471/the-2018-world-monuments-watch-announces-25-at-risk-sites-threatened-by-human-conflict-urbanization-and-climate-change The 2018 World Monuments Watch announces 25 at-risk sites threatened by human conflict, urbanization, and climate change Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-10-16T15:39:00-04:00 >2017-10-16T15:39:52-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4q/4qnjss6ox7ih2m0v.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4q/4qnjss6ox7ih2m0v.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4q/4qnjss6ox7ih2m0v.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4q/4qnjss6ox7ih2m0v.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The monument conservation group, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/284451/world-monuments-fund" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Monuments Fund</a>, has announced 25 of the world's at-risk sites on its biennial watch list. Threatened by human conflict, climate change, disasters and/or urbanization, the newly listed historical gems span more than 30 countries and territories dating from prehistory to the twentieth century.&nbsp;</p> <p>Presenting a diverse group of cultural heritage sites, experts in archaeology, architecture and art picked from over 170 nominations made by citizens, activists, and governments. The whittled down selection ranges from a collection of little-known homes, churches and community centers in Alabama where pivotal events of the Civil Rights Movement took place to a collection of vulnerable modern architecture in Delhi; from&nbsp;the last active synagogue in Alexandria, to sites of the Caribbean, the Gulf, and Mexico, recently affected <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1008449/hurricane-irma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">by hurricanes</a> and <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150029488/what-makes-mexico-city-so-vulnerable-to-earthquakes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">earthquakes</a>.&nbsp;</p> <figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j3/j3v13zji3jl9xuz4.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j3/j3v13zji3jl9xuz4.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>In the Souk of Aleppo, with a Mamluk portal leading to a courtyard to the right, 2008. Photo: Adli Qu...</figcaption></figure></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150033469/the-new-yorker-asks-why-are-so-many-fascist-monuments-still-standing-in-italy The New Yorker asks, "Why are so many fascist monuments still standing in Italy?" Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-10-16T12:57:00-04:00 >2017-10-18T23:22:55-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d7/d7s7sp3x61uqpzrg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d7/d7s7sp3x61uqpzrg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d7/d7s7sp3x61uqpzrg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d7/d7s7sp3x61uqpzrg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>So why is it that, as the United States has engaged in a contentious process of dismantling monuments to its Confederate past, and France has rid itself of all streets named after the Nazi collaborationist leader Marshall P&eacute;tain, Italy has allowed its Fascist monuments to survive unquestioned?</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149948816/the-architectural-eclecticism-of-mussolini-s-italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Many monuments and buildings</a> constructed in the late nineteen-thirties, as Benito Mussolini was preparing to host the 1942 World's fair, are still standing in Rome.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><em>"In Germany, a law enacted in 1949 against Nazi apologism, which banned Hitler salutes and other public rituals, facilitated the suppression of Third Reich symbols. Italy underwent no comparable program of re&euml;ducation."</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150033188/take-a-look-at-the-kinetic-facade-of-foster-partners-and-heatherwick-studio-s-new-bund-finance-centre-in-shanghai Take a look at the kinetic facade of Foster + Partners and Heatherwick Studio’s new Bund Finance Centre in Shanghai Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-10-14T09:00:00-04:00 >2017-10-16T16:15:52-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dk/dkszfy5ut1y6dqxu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dk/dkszfy5ut1y6dqxu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dk/dkszfy5ut1y6dqxu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dk/dkszfy5ut1y6dqxu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The Bund Finance Center, designed&nbsp;by&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster + Partners</a> and <a href="https://archinect.com/heatherwick" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Heatherwick</a>&nbsp;Studio, is a major new mixed-use project on in Shanghai&rsquo;s waterfront. The 420,000-square meter masterplan, composed of eight buildings, links the old town to the financial district.<br></p> <figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9h/9hevmmt030oo0iai.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9h/9hevmmt030oo0iai.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>&copy; Foster + Partners</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cc/ccs27k2csean5zol.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cc/ccs27k2csean5zol.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&copy; Lauratian Ghinitoiu</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/li/lizoaaxxb21pib1e.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/li/lizoaaxxb21pib1e.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&copy; Lauratian Ghinitoiu</figcaption></figure><p>The project include office space, restaurant, luxury boutiques, a public plaza and at the cultural center. The iconic moving veil of the cultural center adapts to the changing uses of the building, revealing or hiding interior spaces. Developed in collaboration with local engineers Tongji University, the facade is organized along three tracks and made of layers of &lsquo;tassels&rsquo; &ndash; a reference to the traditional Chinese bridal headdress. Each tassel length is between two and sixteen meters.<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/54/54xuf1j0n4v01ela.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/54/54xuf1j0n4v01ela.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&copy; Lauratian Ghinitoiu</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g3/g3m8zvk6iggyeirz.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g3/g3m8zvk6iggyeirz.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&copy; Lauratian Ghinitoiu</figcaption></figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m5/m5p1aro1cbzrnaqv.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m5/m5p1aro1cbzrnaqv.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>&copy; Lauratian Ghinitoiu</figcaption></figure><p>Gerard Evenden, Head of Studio and Senior Executive Partner, Foster + Partners commented: &ldquo;The Bund Finance Centre creates a pivo...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150032979/10-exhibition-spaces-from-around-the-world-for-your-friday-inspiration 10 exhibition spaces from around the world for your Friday inspiration Archinect 2017-10-13T19:57:00-04:00 >2017-10-13T19:57:58-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6e/6e72f7j6vfb20g47.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6e/6e72f7j6vfb20g47.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6e/6e72f7j6vfb20g47.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6e/6e72f7j6vfb20g47.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p> <p>(<strong>Tip: </strong>use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p> <p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the <strong>NEW</strong> board <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/exhibition-spaces/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Exhibition Spaces</a>.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ar/arzx1ck92wfube9r.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ar/arzx1ck92wfube9r.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/project/3360816/grand-louvre-modernization/150003509" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grand Louvre Modernization</a> in Paris, France by <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/3360816/pei-cobb-freed-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pei Cobb Freed &amp; Partners</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5s/5sr0g0mv6jbf7pl7.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5s/5sr0g0mv6jbf7pl7.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/spfa/project/museum-of-design-art-and-architecture-modaa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of Design Art and Architecture [MODAA]</a> in Culver City, CA by&nbsp; <a href="https://archinect.com/spfa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SPF:a - Studio Pali Fekete architects</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4n/4nc6oj0wbacg68x4.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4n/4nc6oj0wbacg68x4.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/e-a-a.com/project/ghost-gallery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ghost Gallery</a> in Oklahoma City, OK by <a href="https://archinect.com/e-a-a.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elliott + Associates Architects</a>; Photo: Scott McDonald, Hedrich Blessing<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wd/wdvtmaamnj4nqhio.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wd/wdvtmaamnj4nqhio.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/neriandhu/project/design-republic-design-commune" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Republic Design Commune</a> in Shanghai, China by <a href="https://archinect.com/neriandhu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neri&amp;Hu Design and Research Office</a>; Photo: Pedro Pegenaute<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qx/qx8j3bc7lyzas8za.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qx/qx8j3bc7lyzas8za.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/kadawittfeldarchitektur/project/archaeological-pavilion-elisengarten-aachen-germany" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archaeological Pavilion, Elisengarten</a> in Aachen, Germany by <a href="https://archinect.com/kadawittfeldarchitektur" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">kadawittfeldarchitektur</a>; Photo: Jens Kirchner<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bp/bp23axqtw4bryjm5.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bp/bp23axqtw4bryjm5.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/selldorfarchitects/project/the-clark-art-institute" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Clark Art Institute</a> in Williamstown, MA by <a href="https://archinect.com/selldorfarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Selldorf Architects</a>; Photo: Mike Agee<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3g/3grmm9iyigll2wvz.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3g/3grmm9iyigll2wvz.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/leersweinzapfel/project/museum-of-medical-history-and-innovation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum o...</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150033123/too-risqu-for-the-louvre-the-domestikator-will-be-shown-at-pompidou Too risqué for the Louvre, the Domestikator will be shown at Pompidou Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-10-13T13:36:00-04:00 >2017-10-16T10:31:19-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5m/5mf49vfv7lsg224j.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5m/5mf49vfv7lsg224j.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5m/5mf49vfv7lsg224j.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5m/5mf49vfv7lsg224j.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>After the Louvre demurred, an art installation many consider to be sexually explicit will instead be displayed outside the Pompidou Center in Paris.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Louvre might not want it, but the Pompidou will take it!&nbsp;</p> <p>The 40-foot-tall, semi-building, semi-sculpture, "Domestikator," by the Dutch art and design collective Atelier Van Lieshout, was intended to be shown in the Tuileries Gardens, next to the Louvre. But the Museum cancelled the project; the Louvre's president and director, Jean-Luc Martinez explained:&nbsp;&ldquo;Online commentaries point out this work has a brutal aspect.&nbsp;It risks being misunderstood by visitors to the gardens.&rdquo;</p> <p>Joep van Lieshout,&nbsp;Atelier Van Lieshout&rsquo;s founder, replied,&nbsp;&ldquo;The piece itself is not really very explicit. It&rsquo;s a very abstracted shape. There are no genitals; it&rsquo;s pretty innocent.&rdquo; </p> <p>While <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150031374/louvre-pulls-sexually-explicit-architectural-sculpture-faces-censorship-accusations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Louvre faced censorship accusations</a>, the "Domestikator" will find asylum at the Centre Pompidou. Parisians and tourists will be able to see the work from October 18 to 22; we hope they don't misunderstand it.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150033121/u-s-postal-service-honors-the-national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture U.S. Postal Service Honors the National Museum of African American History and Culture Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-10-13T13:25:00-04:00 >2017-10-13T13:25:26-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/o1/o16dwmnqh9fwsn2k.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/o1/o16dwmnqh9fwsn2k.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/o1/o16dwmnqh9fwsn2k.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/o1/o16dwmnqh9fwsn2k.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/767550/national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Museum of African American History and Culture</a> opened on September 24th, 2016. In celebration of recently reaching their one year anniversary, the U.S. Postal Service is commemorating the occasion with the museum's very own "forever stamp." Announced on Septemeber 26th, the stamp&mdash;featuring art based on a&nbsp;photograph of the museum showing a view of the northwest corner of the building&mdash;is officially available nationwide today.&nbsp;</p> 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/150032685/thyssenkrupp-s-rope-less-high-speed-elevator-opens-to-the-public Thyssenkrupp's rope-less, high-speed elevator opens to the public Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-10-11T13:09:00-04:00 >2017-10-11T13:11:42-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v5/v5xp4uhbjziep0tu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v5/v5xp4uhbjziep0tu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v5/v5xp4uhbjziep0tu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v5/v5xp4uhbjziep0tu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>On 7 October 2017, almost exactly three years after the ground-breaking ceremony, the visitors&lsquo; platform at the thyssenkrupp test tower in Rottweil will be open to the public for the first time. Located on the top floor of the artfully constructed building, it is Germany&rsquo;s highest viewing platform.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pt/ptq7vky7hp8nl3zl.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pt/ptq7vky7hp8nl3zl.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Image courtesy of Thyssenkrupp </figcaption></figure><p>Engineers were using the Rottweil Test Tower to test the Thyssenkrupp elevator, a rope-less high-speed elevator, going up and down but also&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/114965218/up-and-down-side-to-side-thyssenkrupp-s-cable-free-multi-elevator-to-begin-testing-in-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sideways</a>. The tower was&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/133183117/thyssenkrupp-s-cable-free-elevator-test-tower-tops-out-in-less-than-10-months" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">completed</a>&nbsp;three years ago and is now open to the public. The viewing platform and elevator experience makes it the region's newest attraction.&nbsp;&nbsp;</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/150032530/fougeron-architecture-s-400-grove-mixed-use-echoes-classic-san-francisco-design Fougeron Architecture's 400 Grove mixed-use echoes classic San Francisco design Justine Testado 2017-10-10T17:59:00-04:00 >2017-10-10T17:59:12-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dj/djhv9f92boweesq4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dj/djhv9f92boweesq4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dj/djhv9f92boweesq4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dj/djhv9f92boweesq4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Built in the heart of San Francisco's Hayes Valley, 400 Grove is a new mixed-use development designed by locally based <a href="https://archinect.com/fougeron" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fougeron Architecture</a>. At the corner of Grove and Gough streets, the project site opened up after the removal of the Central Freeway in 2003 to reconnect Hayes Valley with other neighborhoods.&nbsp;</p> <p>When Fougeron started developing the project in 2013, they focused on creating a space that provides a sense of residency and blends into the urban site. The project was completed in 2016.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4c/4cbwy2fb12j60qg1.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4c/4cbwy2fb12j60qg1.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo credit: William Timmerman Photography.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ho/hoehp68yor829fgi.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ho/hoehp68yor829fgi.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo credit: William Timmerman Photography.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/80/80bp6tspc6ltisyt.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/80/80bp6tspc6ltisyt.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo credit: William Timmerman Photography.</figcaption></figure><p>Based on the central mews typology, the building's angled, faceted exterior features wood dowels that echo San Francisco's traditional bay windows. Each of the 34 units are angled in a way to maximize views of the surrounding Hayes Valley neighborhood.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sc/scxqsd6wwbtrveh1.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sc/scxqsd6wwbtrveh1.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo credit: William Timmerman Photography.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nc/ncncy8kjt1kjd3ga.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nc/ncncy8kjt1kjd3ga.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo credit: William Timmerman Photography.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/da/daim35vtv26ilcpc.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/da/daim35vtv26ilcpc.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo credit: William...</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150032529/saucier-perrotte-architects-design-for-the-complexe-sportif-saint-laurent-wins-the-american-architecture-prize-for-recreational-architecture Saucier + Perrotte Architects design for the Complexe Sportif Saint-Laurent wins the American Architecture Prize for Recreational Architecture Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-10-10T17:24:00-04:00 >2017-10-10T17:24:36-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ur/urk8w56aybc2dy70.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ur/urk8w56aybc2dy70.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ur/urk8w56aybc2dy70.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ur/urk8w56aybc2dy70.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The Complexe Sportif Saint-Laurent in Montreal, designed by <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/1877/saucier-perrotte-architectes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Saucier + Perrotte Architects</a>, opened earlier this year and has recently been announced the winner of the&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/bustler/6026/the-winners-of-the-american-architecture-prize-2017-are-here-check-out-some-of-the-selected-projects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">American Architecture Prize</a> for Recreational Architecture.</p> <figure></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/39/39ds6gbt7zeh1kpv.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/39/39ds6gbt7zeh1kpv.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514" alt="Picture Olivier Blouin courtesy of Saucier + Perrotte Architectes" title="Picture Olivier Blouin courtesy of Saucier + Perrotte Architectes"></a></p><figcaption>Picture Olivier Blouin courtesy of Saucier + Perrotte Architectes</figcaption></figure><p>Situated in the Marcel Laurin Park in the Saint Laurent borough, north of the Montreal Island, the building stands between a high school and an arena and hosts various sport and leisure facilities.<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tj/tjuc9hhes6zmxdbf.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tj/tjuc9hhes6zmxdbf.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Picture Olivier Blouin courtesy of Saucier + Perrotte Architectes</figcaption></figure><p><br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uk/ukxsul4j8nmqnf2r.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uk/ukxsul4j8nmqnf2r.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Elevation, courtesy of Saucier + Perrotte Architectes</figcaption></figure><figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v0/v051y7hlvd0dxajh.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v0/v051y7hlvd0dxajh.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Longitudinal section, courtesy of Saucier + Perrotte Architectes</figcaption></figure></figure><p>The sculptural and dynamic aspect of the dark grey and the see-through white parallelograms make Saucier + Perrotte&rsquo;s design stand out among the horizontal adjacent building. </p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ln/ln742bpyn86ledmj.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ln/ln742bpyn86ledmj.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Picture Olivier Blouin courtesy of Saucier + Perrotte Architectes</figcaption></figure><p>The luminous white portion of the building hosts the pool and the palestra and is ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150032525/steven-holl-designed-lewis-center-for-the-arts-complex-opens-at-princeton-university Steven Holl-designed Lewis Center for the Arts complex opens at Princeton University Alexander Walter 2017-10-10T16:14:00-04:00 >2017-10-11T16:32:01-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/u9/u9m6x2b63n0u2e4b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/u9/u9m6x2b63n0u2e4b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/u9/u9m6x2b63n0u2e4b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/u9/u9m6x2b63n0u2e4b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>A four-day arts festival marked the opening of <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/309/princeton-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Princeton University</a>'s new Lewis Center for the Arts complex this past weekend. Designed by <a href="https://archinect.com/stevenholl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl Architects</a> in partnership with <a href="https://archinect.com/bnim" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BNIM</a>, the 145,000-sq-ft facility is comprised of three buildings&nbsp;&mdash; the Wallace Dance Building and Theater, the New Music Building, and the Arts Tower&nbsp;&mdash; and completes the university's long dream of uniting the Center&rsquo;s programs in dance, theater, music theater, the Princeton Atelier, and the Department of Music&rsquo;s expansion under one, <em>well</em>, three roofs.<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fk/fk0ktqhq5zk61w82.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fk/fk0ktqhq5zk61w82.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&copy; Paul Warchol</figcaption></figure><p>The three buildings are interconnected underground and joined in an 8,000 square-foot open indoor gathering space, dubbed the Forum. A landscaped outdoor plaza with a reflecting pool and green spaces &mdash; developed in collaboration with <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/12438/michael-van-valkenburgh-associates-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates</a>&nbsp;&mdash; sits atop the Forum, and an outdoor installation by Maya Lin has been commissioned and will be added later.</p> <p>Read on for more images and project details we've received from the ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150032491/james-turrell-and-schmidt-hammer-lassen-architects-design-new-galleries-for-the-aros-aarhus-art-museum James Turrell and Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects​ design new galleries for the ARoS Aarhus Art Museum​ Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-10-10T13:10:00-04:00 >2017-10-10T13:11:23-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a0/a0twpeyaoegpqzio.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a0/a0twpeyaoegpqzio.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a0/a0twpeyaoegpqzio.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a0/a0twpeyaoegpqzio.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>ARoS Aarhus Art Museum&rsquo;s new additions will be typical of James Turrell&rsquo;s approach, relying on light to guide visitors around the galleries and exhibition spaces. The rooms lie almost 120 metres beneath the surface, and are invisible from above ground.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/70/70vejet4z2o9nhe1.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/70/70vejet4z2o9nhe1.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><br></figure></figure><figure><figcaption>Artist James Turrell with model of the dome. Courtesy ARoS Aarhus Art Museum and Schmidt Hammer Lassen</figcaption></figure><p>Artist James Turrell partnered with&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/851/schmidt-hammer-lassen-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects</a>&nbsp;on&nbsp;an extension project for the ARoS Aarhus Art Museum in Copenhagen. The new galleries and installations will include several additional rooms and a 40m wide dome.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ql/qlomsfjiff3iil8e.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ql/qlomsfjiff3iil8e.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Courtesy ARoS Aarhus Art Museum and Schmidt Hammer Lassen</figcaption></figure> 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/150032340/toronto-reaches-new-heights-construction-of-the-one-tower-begins Toronto reaches new heights: construction of the One Tower begins Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-10-09T15:49:00-04:00 >2017-10-09T16:55:07-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a2/a2zyr86tdulpvkgs.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a2/a2zyr86tdulpvkgs.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a2/a2zyr86tdulpvkgs.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a2/a2zyr86tdulpvkgs.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Construction of Canada's tallest building has started. With 85 stories and 306 meters of height, the One, designed by&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Forster+Partners</a> will host commercial spaces, a 175 room hotel, and 60 floors of condominiums and multi-story penthouses.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9y/9ybedychtuhxeavs.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9y/9ybedychtuhxeavs.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering of Toronto's future skyline. Picture from Foster + Partner<br></figcaption></figure><figure><p>The tower is composed of suspended rectangular blocks linked by two large columns and diagonal bracing.</p><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w7/w75qk1nrsblrefsx.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w7/w75qk1nrsblrefsx.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Foster + Partners</figcaption></figure><p>The tower is situated between commercial downtown&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/91311/toronto" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toronto</a>&nbsp;and the trendy high-end neighborhood of Yorkville. A five story podium will host shops and restaurants.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yq/yqi288rv1y6gf1mo.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yq/yqi288rv1y6gf1mo.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Foster + Partners</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fb/fb5w8wqlivfij9zu.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fb/fb5w8wqlivfij9zu.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Foster + Partners</figcaption></figure><p>Giles Robinson, Senior Partner, says &ldquo;The One is the final piece of the jigsaw in the tower cluster at the Yonge and Bloor node &ndash; one of the most prominent intersections in the city. The project creates a new anchor for high-end retail along Bloor Street West, while respecting the urban scale of Yonge Street. The design is respectful of the legacy of the William Luke B...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150032313/the-peculiar-history-of-new-haven-s-amputated-marcel-breuer-building The peculiar history of New Haven's 'amputated' Marcel Breuer building Alexander Walter 2017-10-09T14:09:00-04:00 >2017-10-09T14:21:32-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qk/qkf2yyg9enak3mnf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qk/qkf2yyg9enak3mnf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qk/qkf2yyg9enak3mnf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qk/qkf2yyg9enak3mnf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Fifteen years after IKEA demolished part of it for a parking lot, a Marcel Breuer-designed office building in New Haven has become a stage for art. [...] Now, Burr is building on those explorations in his current show, Body/Building. Spread out over the first floor of Breuer&rsquo;s gutted local icon, the show uses objects that weave together a story about himself, the site, and his city.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ez/ezlnyjzuanb2igcn.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ez/ezlnyjzuanb2igcn.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Tom Burr / New Haven, Phase 1, 2017, installation view, Bortolami, New Haven</figcaption></figure><p>New Haven-native, and now New York-based, artist Tom Burr tells the story of one of the city's most iconic, and controversial, buildings in his current show <em><a href="http://bortolamigallery.com/artistcities/tom-burr-new-haven/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Body/Building</a></em><em></em>, now on display inside the gutted belly of the 1960s brutalist Marcel Breuer-designed Long Wharf building.&nbsp;</p> <p>"I&rsquo;m interested in the fact that it&rsquo;s amputated," Burr revealed, hinting at the partial demolition that the current owner, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/67774/ikea" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IKEA</a>, saw necessary in 2003 to provide surface parking for its new store on the site.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7e/7edxxukioc5kyrdt.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7e/7edxxukioc5kyrdt.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Tom Burr / New Haven, Phase 1, 2017, installation view, Bortolami, New Haven</figcaption></figure><p>The show can still be visited until November 11 and is free of charge but requires an <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tom-burr-new-haven-tickets-38128472287?aff=erelexpmlt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">appointment</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150032275/thomas-heatherwick-s-150-foot-climbable-vessel-hits-halfway-mark-at-hudson-yards Thomas Heatherwick’s 150-foot climbable ‘Vessel’ hits halfway mark at Hudson Yards Dana Schulz 2017-10-09T11:56:00-04:00 >2017-10-09T12:43:42-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qh/qhla8juafdtzaxr7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qh/qhla8juafdtzaxr7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qh/qhla8juafdtzaxr7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qh/qhla8juafdtzaxr7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>In April, construction began on Hudson Yards&rsquo; Vessel, a 150-foot-tall climbable steel structure designed by Heatherwick Studio and its 100,000 pound-components were put in place by crane. Construction on the $200 million &ldquo;public landmark&rdquo; has now hit its halfway mark. The structure includes 154 geometric-lattice linked flights of stairs, 80 landings and will able to hold 1,000 visitors.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qh/qh3wvhl1hbhpskut.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qh/qh3wvhl1hbhpskut.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Via CityRealty</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yu/yue6siwnfom489gw.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yu/yue6siwnfom489gw.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Via CityRealty</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150032005/amazon-now-sells-pre-fabricated-container-houses Amazon now sells pre-fabricated container houses Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-10-07T10:19:00-04:00 >2017-10-09T14:53:17-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qt/qtgjeh5sg36yh7w5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qt/qtgjeh5sg36yh7w5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qt/qtgjeh5sg36yh7w5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qt/qtgjeh5sg36yh7w5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The overall look and the customer reviews are not so great, but, if you always dreamed of owning a container that has French doors, Amazon now has <a href="https://www.amazon.com/MODS-International-Pre-fabricated-Tiny-Home/dp/B073FZ8PP9/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1507332584&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=MODS+International" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">it for you</a>! With the&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/149990867/hgtv-theory-tiny-house-hunters-debt-resistors" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">rising popularity of the tiny house movement</a>, who knows, we might see those popping around our neighborhoods. Not available on Prime just yet and no free shipping.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150031848/10-inviting-living-room-designs-for-serious-couch-potato-ing 10 inviting living room designs for serious couch potato-ing Archinect 2017-10-06T19:04:00-04:00 >2017-10-06T19:05:00-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vl/vlgmwn3wabx9ohai.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vl/vlgmwn3wabx9ohai.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vl/vlgmwn3wabx9ohai.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vl/vlgmwn3wabx9ohai.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p> <p>(<strong>Tip: </strong>use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p> <p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/living-spaces/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Living Spaces</em></a>.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nl/nlqkefwrtxedpvm8.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nl/nlqkefwrtxedpvm8.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/119492842/covert-house/150015430" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Covert House</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/119492842/dsdha" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DSDHA</a>; Photo: H&eacute;l&egrave;ne Binet, Christoffer Rudquist<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p7/p7e1x0d25c47fcqe.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p7/p7e1x0d25c47fcqe.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/StudioVArchitecture/project/j-k-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">J+K Residence</a> in New York, NY by <a href="https://archinect.com/StudioVArchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">STUDIO V Architecture</a>; Photo: David Rahr<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2b/2bmzolg4e9i2sex3.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2b/2bmzolg4e9i2sex3.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/bossarchitecture/project/countryside-lane" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Countryside Lane</a> in Cherry Hills Village, CO by <a href="https://archinect.com/bossarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BOSS.architecture</a>; Photo: Raul Garcia<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e4/e4a7cybzn4coty0z.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e4/e4a7cybzn4coty0z.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/dellekamparquitectos/project/condesa-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Condesa House</a> in Mexico City by <a href="http://archinect.com/dellekamparquitectos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dellekamp Arquitectos</a>; Photo: Sandra Pereznieto, Derek Dellekamp<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oi/oinpkyz11n5vzogm.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oi/oinpkyz11n5vzogm.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/eyster/project/malibu-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House</a> in Malibu, CA by <a href="https://archinect.com/aearchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ae architecture</a>; Principal: <a href="https://archinect.com/eyster" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jeffrey Eyster</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cc/cccwse12y3xniewk.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cc/cccwse12y3xniewk.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/shedkm/project/rockmount" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rockmount</a> on the Wirral Peninsula, UK by <a href="https://archinect.com/shedkm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shedkm</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mj/mjitbzsl88d2lkwm.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mj/mjitbzsl88d2lkwm.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/zanonarchitettiassociati/project/country-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Country House</a> in Treviso, Italy by <a href="https://archinect.com/zanonarchitettiassociati" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">zanon architetti associati</a>; Photo: Paolo Belvedere<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ma/ma8ny49dwr2v3ofu.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ma/ma8ny49dwr2v3ofu.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/liptonplantarchitects/project/talbot-road" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Talbot Road</a> in London, UK by <a href="https://archinect.com/liptonplantarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lipton Plant Architects</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6q/6qtk6zqlnbeu59q8.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6q/6qtk6zqlnbeu59q8.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/map-mx/project/al-apartment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AL Apartment</a> in M...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150031748/couple-sues-neighbors-over-a-house-renovated-to-look-like-theirs Couple sues neighbors over a house renovated to look like theirs Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-10-05T14:10:00-04:00 >2017-10-09T00:06:15-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b5/b5tjucjw7onojq99.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b5/b5tjucjw7onojq99.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b5/b5tjucjw7onojq99.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b5/b5tjucjw7onojq99.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Jason and Jodi Chapnik, who live in a multi-million dollar home on Strathearn Rd., filed a lawsuit against their neighbours for remodeling a nearby property on Vesta Dr. to look &ldquo;strikingly similar&rdquo; to their house.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The couple <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/10003/sued" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sued</a> their neighbors for $2.5 million&mdash;$1.5 million in damages, $20,000 in statutory copyright damages, $1 million in punitive damages, and a mandatory injunction on the defendant to change the design of the home.&nbsp;The <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/10002/lawsuit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">lawsuit</a> was filed against their neighbor&nbsp;Barbara Ann Kirshenblatt, her builder husband and architect brother-in-law for copyright infringement in federal court, as well as the real estate agent who profited from the house&rsquo;s recent sale and the anonymous contractors who worked on the house.&nbsp;</p> <p>The plaintiffs argued that the flipped house decreased the value of their home, which is one of the most well-known and admired houses in the neighborhood due to its unique architecture. Kirshenblatt, on the other hand, denies copying the look stating that the renovation is inspired by Tudor stone cottages, a style of stonework that is common to the trade and not protectable by copyright.&nbsp;</p> <p>The involved homes are located in&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1880/toronto" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toronto</a>'s Forest Hill neighborhood, one of the cit...</p>