Archinect - News 2017-08-19T12:59:20-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150023379/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-stairs-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Stairs" Pinterest Board Archinect 2017-08-18T15:42:00-04:00 >2017-08-18T15:43:18-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/vy/vyybc3tpn8wfftfk.jpg" width="650" height="915" border="0" title="" alt="" /><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="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/stairs/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Stairs</em></a>.</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/o6/o6sk04l9gcmo49uk.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/o6/o6sk04l9gcmo49uk.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/intersticearchitects/project/mountain-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MOUNTAIN:house</a> in Barlett, NH by <a href="http://archinect.com/intersticearchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">INTERSTICE Architects</a>; Photo: Greg Pemru<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/03/03f05d6uednjwewn.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/03/03f05d6uednjwewn.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/on_architecture/project/project-floor-area-ratio-game" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Project Floor Area Ratio Game</a> in Ulsan, South Korea by <a href="http://archinect.com/on_architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">On Architecture INC.</a>; Photo: Joonhwan Yoon<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/vp/vp0jwhx8s4je18ev.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/vp/vp0jwhx8s4je18ev.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/33961/bsa-i-space-i/149996113" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BSA I SPACE I</a> in Boston, MA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/33961/h-weler-yoon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">H&ouml;weler + Yoon</a>; Photo: Andy Ryan<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/z2/z2ib8erssneh21ns.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/z2/z2ib8erssneh21ns.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/atelier.tho.A/project/small-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Small House</a> in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by <a href="http://archinect.com/atelier.tho.A" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">atelier tho.A</a><br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/ad/adlc686py6m5xbvo.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ad/adlc686py6m5xbvo.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/obermeyer.la/project/preston" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PRESTON</a> in Venice, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/obermeyer.la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OBERMEYER</a><br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/1l/1lrcgbnjzphzaonz.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/1l/1lrcgbnjzphzaonz.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/SHoP/project/mulberry-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mulberry House</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/SHoP" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SHoP Architects</a></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/05/05kexeaa6220xed5.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/05/05kexeaa6220xed5.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/archimania/project/mek-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MEK House</a> in Memphis, TN by <a href="http://archinect.com/archimania" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">archimania</a><br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/aa/aa8pshlsvuiohlou.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/aa/aa8pshlsvuiohlou.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/dellekamparquitectos/project/bulgaria-533" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bulgaria 533</a> in Mexico City by <a href="http://archinect.com/dellekamparquitectos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dellekamp Arquitectos</a>; Photo: Sandra Pereznieto<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/fe/fet5uy5dxtaiz5ri.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/fe/fet5uy5dxtaiz5ri.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/150019284/caroline-s-place/150019286" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Caroline's Place</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/150019284/amin-taha-groupwork" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amin Taha Groupwork</a><br></p> <p><br></p> <p>Click <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/117299/archinect-pinterest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to see more "Ten Top Images on Archinect's Pintere...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150023371/denmark-may-soon-have-its-own-remotely-located-tall-tower-in-new-mixed-use-hq-designed-by-dorte-mandrup Denmark may soon have its own remotely located tall tower in new mixed-use HQ, designed by Dorte Mandrup Justine Testado 2017-08-18T15:31:00-04:00 >2017-08-18T18:42:37-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/6e/6e1t75v9e4guv4xk.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/55355636/dorte-mandrup-arkitekter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter</a> was appointed as advisor and architect for the new mixed-use headquarters of fashion company <a href="https://about.bestseller.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bestseller</a> in Brande, Denmark. Located in the company's hometown of Brande, the project will accommodate retail spaces for up to 30 shops, areas for offices, education, and public events, and even hotel facilities for traveling business guests.<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/jn/jnzolge06g9tlazp.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/jn/jnzolge06g9tlazp.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Courtesy of Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter.</figcaption></figure><p>But the centerpiece of the mixed-use will be a slender tower that Bestseller says will stand at over 200 meters tall. (Anyone else thinking about Morphosis' proposed <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123741481/morphosis-turns-vals-into-skyscraper-village" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">381-meter luxury hotel tower</a> in Vals?) More architectural details about the tower are yet to be released. But with Dorte Mandrup's current renderings, the tower will surely stick out in the small railway town of Brande (Population: 7,065 as of 2014). The architects say the building will be Denmark's tallest tower, once built.<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/94/94q9xmvbrgbzq47y.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/94/94q9xmvbrgbzq47y.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Courtesy of Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter.</figcaption></figure><p>According to&nbsp;project leader Anders Krogh Vogdrup, the mixed-use pr...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150023396/uk-researchers-create-solar-generating-glass-bricks UK researchers create solar generating glass bricks Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-08-18T15:28:00-04:00 >2017-08-18T15:28:37-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/51/51ke8zfr7dqq1onk.jpg" width="650" height="452" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Facades using the product, called Solar Squared, will be able to generate electricity while allowing greater amounts of daylight. The blocks also provide improved thermal insulation, developers say. Solar Squared&rsquo;s design consists of an array of optical elements that focus sunlight on small-sized solar cells. These are incorporated within the glass bricks during manufacture and they collect diffuse components of sunlight, making it useful for capturing solar energy in urban areas.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Academics from the Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Science department of England's University of Exter have developed a solar power technology that fits into glass bricks. Its modular design is scalable, allowing for flexible structural integration.&nbsp;<em>We now have the capability to build integrated, affordable, efficient, and attractive solar technologies as part of the building's architecture, in places where energy demand is highest, whilst having minimal impact on the landscape and on quality of life.</em></p> <p>The team is currently looking for test sites to demonstrate the effectiveness and potential of Solar Squared and seeking investment for their new start up. For more information visit Build Solar's&nbsp;<a href="https://www.buildsolar.co.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">website</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150023315/first-look-at-rafael-vi-oly-s-tower-for-ritz-carlton-nyc First look at Rafael Viñoly's tower for Ritz Carlton NYC DianePham 2017-08-18T10:59:00-04:00 >2017-08-18T15:50:08-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/e2/e232jee94j7oma1v.jpg" width="650" height="324" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>EB-5 filings show that Ritz-Carlton New York has plans to build the &ldquo;Ritz-Carlton New York (Madison Park)&rdquo; at Broadway and East 28th Street. Building permits filed in January 2016 call for a 40-floor, 580-foot tall tower designed by Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly Architects, which will contain 164 units, several eating/drinking establishments, a club lounge on the 29th floor and a rooftop bar on the 32nd.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Vi&ntilde;oly's leafy design will join "hotel row" where one can already find the Ace, Nomad, and Flatiron hotels. A Virgin Hotel&nbsp;expected to open in 2019.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150023185/construction-on-first-major-phase-of-freshkills-park-to-begin-soon Construction on first major phase of Freshkills Park to begin soon DianePham 2017-08-17T14:18:00-04:00 >2017-08-17T13:58:26-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/uf/ufszfouiv20wndaa.jpg" width="650" height="371" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"The effort to turn Fresh Kills Landfill into a verdant and vibrant destination for wildlife and outdoor recreation received a huge boost on Monday as the city awarded a $22.9 million contract for the construction of the first major section of Freshkills Park."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Lomma Construction Corp. will lead works on the first 21 acres of the North Park. The area will be kept largely natural with simple additions including a seven-acre seed farm, an observation tower for birdwatching, a picnic lawn, composting restrooms, a waterfront overlook deck, a bicycle repair station, a forested plateau, bike/pedestrian pathways, and limited parking for visitors. James Corner Field Operations is responsible for the master plan of the park.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150023198/plans-for-dc-s-frederick-douglass-memorial-bridge-upgrade-are-revealed Plans for DC's Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge upgrade are revealed Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-08-17T14:18:00-04:00 >2017-08-17T23:10:45-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/y6/y6il7w5dni7arhqp.jpg" width="650" height="317" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge sits across the Anacostia River in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/35048/washington-dc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Washington, D.C</a>. Named after the prominent American abolitionist, the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/2899/bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">bridge</a> was built in 1950 and today, makes crossing the river possible for 77,000 daily commuters.&nbsp;</p> <p>Over the decades, the bridge has deteriorated faster than maintenance can keep up with, as is quite common among America's aging infrastructure. Despite a $27 million renovation in 2007, large corrosion holes in the structural beams necessitated its complete replacement and in 2012, city officials announced plans to replace and realign the bridge.&nbsp;</p> <p></p> <p>After initial bridge designs were rejected by the National Capitol Planning Commission and the United States Commission of Fine Arts for being "uninspired," DDOT has now revealed a much bolder look for the suspension bridge.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/uo/uo02crw1ekfn1jsx.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/uo/uo02crw1ekfn1jsx.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Mayor Muriel E. Bowser on Thursday unveiled the design of the new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge. (DDOT)</figcaption></figure><p>Consisting of&nbsp;three sets of parallel white arches, the 1,600 foot lo...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150023197/watch-the-shed-slide-along-the-high-line Watch the Shed slide along the High Line Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-08-17T13:53:00-04:00 >2017-08-17T17:41:00-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/tx/txcafhsn2jtiqg8s.jpg" width="650" height="394" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In its scale, this faintly quaint, eloquently designed contraption aspires to conjure up the spirit of those 19th-century exemplars of elegant engineering like the Brooklyn Bridge or the Eiffel Tower: industrial-era monuments of structural form, both necessary and sufficient, ingenious but not space age, encapsulating the aspirations of a city.</p></em><br /><br /><p>While the Shed, an&nbsp;art and performance space designed by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106441/diller-scofidio-renfro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diller Scofidio + Renfro</a>&nbsp;in collaboration with&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/8706/rockwell-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rockwell Group</a>&nbsp;will be in construction for at least another year, the structure is already capable of conducting its five minute moving act along the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/2191/high-line" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High Line</a>. Weighing in at 8 million pounds, it glides on a half-dozen exposed steel &ldquo;bogies,&rdquo; or wheels, six-feet in diameter, 'with tapered bearings so meticulously engineered that the system requires just six 15-horsepower motors'.</p> <p><em>When opened, the shell will drape over the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/494/shed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shed</a>&rsquo;s sprawling plaza at <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/53803/hudson-yards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hudson Yards</a>, which can then be made into a movie palace or a gallery for art or a theater with bleacher seats &mdash; a flexible new 17,000 square foot public space for New York at what promises to be one of the city&rsquo;s busiest pedestrian intersections after all the commercial skyscrapers around it are built.</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150023002/collapsing-or-is-it-supposed-to-look-like-that-construction-of-a-new-hotel-in-bangkok-sparks-controversy Collapsing? Or is it supposed to look like that? Construction of a new hotel in Bangkok sparks controversy Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-08-16T12:54:00-04:00 >2017-08-16T14:06:39-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/pn/pn8o0h9myl5d66k3.jpg" width="650" height="353" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The panic was kicked off by photos posted to social media tagging traffic news organization JS100. The posts said the under-construction building across from Mahatun Plaza near BTS Phloen Chit looked in danger of collapse. &#8203;Concerned citizens gathered Tuesday at the construction site on Phloen Chit Road where the building&rsquo;s angled appearance sparked concern about its structural integrity to hear district officials and site management say it was part of the design.</p></em><br /><br /><p>&ldquo;The building isn&rsquo;t crooked or leaning over, it&rsquo;s part of the architectural design,&rdquo; Morakot Sanitthangkul, Pathum Wan district director, said.&rdquo;Let me confirm for everyone again, for the fourth time: It&rsquo;s part of the 3D design.&rdquo;<br></p> <p>The 32-floor hotel was designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/tandemarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tandem Architects</a>, with consultation from <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/776/kohn-pedersen-fox-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KPF</a>, and is planned to open in February.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/jy/jyj0sxheugrlhjgx.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/jy/jyj0sxheugrlhjgx.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>The building under construction Tuesday on Phloen Chit Road.</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150022908/a-self-taught-designer-builds-a-secret-work-studio-on-the-underside-of-a-bridge A self-taught designer builds a secret work studio on the underside of a bridge Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-08-15T19:54:00-04:00 >2017-08-17T15:00:33-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/tu/tuw39yeb435iacsh.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Abellanas&rsquo; secret cabin replicates the childhood experience of hiding under a table or in a closet &ndash; &lsquo;The feeling kept hidden while still being able to hear and see what happens around us,&rsquo; he says. &lsquo;Observing passing cars and trains with no one seeing me gives me great sense of peace.&rsquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Fernando Abellanas, a self-taught designer from Valencia has created a pop-up studio into the underside of a traffic bridge. Its metal base is moved from one side of the&nbsp;bridge&nbsp;to the other by a hand crank along rails, where a shelf, chair, and desk have been bolted to the bridge&rsquo;s concrete wall. Though a practical space, the tiny moveable workspace has whimsical origins&mdash;the secret urban refuge aims to replicate the childhood experience of hiding under a table or in a closet. "The feeling kept hidden while still being able to hear and see what happens around us," explains Abellanas. "Observing passing cars and trains with no one seeing me gives me great sense of peace."</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/yi/yi6l9r50ftkvqnss.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/yi/yi6l9r50ftkvqnss.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photography: Jose Manuel Pedrajas</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/2q/2qcxjcm8nuv6ys33.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/2q/2qcxjcm8nuv6ys33.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photography: Jose Manuel Pedrajas</figcaption></figure><p><em>The cabin&rsquo;s exact location is a secret, and is part of a collection of spaces Abellanas is creating. &lsquo;The project is an ephemeral intervention, [it will remain] until someone finds it and decides to steal the materials, or the authorities remove it,&rsquo; h...</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150022859/marble-ish-harry-der-boghosian-fellowship-2017-installation Marble ~ ish: Harry der Boghosian Fellowship 2017 installation Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-08-15T16:40:00-04:00 >2017-08-15T16:40:47-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/in/incu6wr244bopxvs.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Marble~ish was developed as part of the research from the <a href="http://archinect.com/syracuse/release/maya-alam-named-inaugural-boghosian-fellow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016/17 Harry der Boghosian Fellowship</a> at <a href="http://archinect.com/syracuse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Syracuse School of Architecture</a>. Conducted by Maya Alam in collaboration with her students&nbsp;&ldquo;~ISH: Stages Before the Real&rdquo; is an installation exploring&nbsp;questions concerning the in-between: site specificity/site-less, object/landscape, analog/digital, distinctive/similar and flat/flat-less.&nbsp;</p> <p>The exhibition represents the culmination of a yearlong design research effort conducted at the School of Architecture. The investigation as a whole deals with 'speculations on social dreaming and experimental preservation in consideration of new media and its effects on our perception'.</p> <figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/67/67jjfvix6jdimri6.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/67/67jjfvix6jdimri6.jpg"></a></p></figure><p><em>Amidst the chaos of the contemporary world, many architects seek the certainty of absolutes. Yet, everything about the contemporary world tells us that it is not governed by certitude. Instead, ours is a world where everything exists in a radical state of the &ldquo;in-between,&rdquo; where nothing, not even architecture, has a...</em></p></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150022821/world-monuments-fund-pledges-to-help-restore-earthquake-damaged-kumamoto-castle-town World Monuments Fund pledges to help restore earthquake-damaged Kumamoto Castle Town Julia Ingalls 2017-08-15T13:05:00-04:00 >2017-08-15T13:05:35-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/k8/k8jhczimtr6vnpyc.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The historic Japanese city of Kumamoto, famous for its picturesque 15th century castle, experienced a damaging earthquake in 2016, leading to the demolition of several of its historic buildings. The World Monument Fund has pledged to help restore the remaining older buildings (although it should be noted that the current iteration of the castle is a late 20th century concrete copy, retaining only a few of the original wooden walls). According to a <a href="https://www.wmf.org/press-release/world-monuments-fund-announces-partnership-restore-historic-kumamoto-buildings-damaged" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">press release</a>:</p> <p><em>About 350 historic buildings essential to the town&rsquo;s historic streetscape sustained damage in the 2016 earthquake. Some were demolished in the aftermath of the disaster, leaving many of the approximately 300 structures that remained at great risk of demolition. WMF initially joined ICOMOS Japan in an on-site field study in May 2016 to understand priorities and conservation needs, and will now assist KMT [Kumamoto Machinami Trust] in their restoration efforts.&nbsp;</em></p> <p><em></em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150022817/this-video-shows-you-how-to-hand-letter-like-an-architect This video shows you how to hand-letter like an architect Julia Ingalls 2017-08-15T12:33:00-04:00 >2017-08-15T12:33:15-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/vf/vfci4rake3ahpcc9.jpg" width="650" height="357" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If you draw by hand and want that authentic, angular all-caps architectural lettered look for the text on your drawings, this straightforward video breaks down how to create all 26 letters of the alphabet. Get ready to learn about "dynamic angles"&nbsp;and suggested connections:</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150022317/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-furniture-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Furniture" Pinterest Board Archinect 2017-08-11T14:34:00-04:00 >2017-08-11T14:40:01-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/kc/kcljd6iitqipf0fg.jpg" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><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="http://pinterest.com/archinect/furniture/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Furniture</em></a>.</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/as/astoni5mwpzgzvnb.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/as/astoni5mwpzgzvnb.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/anxoffice/project/ozu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OZU</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/anxoffice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aaron Neubert Architects</a>; Photo: Alen Lin<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/a3/a388woddfh2d6ovp.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/a3/a388woddfh2d6ovp.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/erothermel/project/cnc-furniture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CNC Furniture</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/erothermel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ethan Rothermel</a></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/vw/vwdqw3thtvqps0zf.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/vw/vwdqw3thtvqps0zf.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/synecdoche/project/ash-conference-table2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ash Conference Table</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/synecdoche" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Synecdoche Design Studio</a></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/f3/f37rmj2gsoxupkfb.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/f3/f37rmj2gsoxupkfb.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/formationassociation/project/crawlspace" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Crawlspace</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/formationassociation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Formation Association</a></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/6s/6s7kupegdrqukgdr.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/6s/6s7kupegdrqukgdr.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/25848623/m-v/149984010" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">M&#362;V</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/25848623/radlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Radlab</a></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/go/gozw1v70mhlgekxy.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/go/gozw1v70mhlgekxy.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/floatstudio/project/food52" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Food52</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/floatstudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FLOAT STUDIO</a>; Photo: Mark Weinberg<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/ww/wwr4za6nhge9t0eo.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ww/wwr4za6nhge9t0eo.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/designcollaborative/project/turnstone-bench" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turnstone Bench</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/designcollaborative" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Collaborative</a></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/od/od7sio0stjv9hl7v.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/od/od7sio0stjv9hl7v.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/150019284/caroline-s-place/150019286" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Caroline's Place</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/150019284/amin-taha-groupwork" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amin Taha Groupwork</a></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/bx/bxlrww9t95swzm5x.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/bx/bxlrww9t95swzm5x.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/RyszardManczak/project/tango-pouf-mattress-chaise-longue" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TANGO Pouf / mattress / chaise longue</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/RyszardManczak" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ryszard Manczak</a></p> <p><br></p> <p>Click <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/117299/archinect-pinterest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to see more "Ten Top Images on Archinect's Pinterest Boards" posts.</p> <p><strong>Wanna be included in one of the next roundups?</strong></p> <p>Simply upload your work as a <em>Project </em>post to your Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> or <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">F...</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150022122/sam-fox-architecture-students-install-spectroplexus-at-st-louis-lambert-international-airport Sam Fox Architecture students install 'Spectroplexus' at St. Louis Lambert International Airport Liam Otten 2017-08-10T19:30:00-04:00 >2017-08-10T19:30:18-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/lj/ljq591f7am69lt0a.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The wing of an airplane is a mechanized form. But it&rsquo;s also a shape, like the wing of a bird, that we understand from the living world.</p> <p>Last spring, eight students from the Graduate School of Architecture &amp; Urban Design &mdash; part of the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/17418/washington-university-in-st-louis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sam Fox School of Design &amp; Visual Arts</a>&nbsp;at Washington University in St. Louis &mdash; designed and began building prototype sections for&nbsp;<a href="http://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/spectroplexus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Spectroplexus,&rdquo;</a>&nbsp;a large public sculpture commissioned by the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.flystl.com/about-us/art-culture-program" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art and Culture Program</a>&nbsp;at St. Louis Lambert International Airport.</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/l8/l8y6z06vend5vyfp." rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/l8/l8y6z06vend5vyfp.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>"Spectroplexus" installed at St. Louis Lambert International Airport. (Photo: James Byard/Washington University)</figcaption></figure><p>This summer, students &mdash; joined by more than a dozen volunteers &mdash;&nbsp;<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/terminal-2s-first-commissioned-site-specific-art-piece-aims-distract-viewers-travel-woes#stream/0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">spent weeks</a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ksdk.com/news/local/new-scultpure-hangs-high-above-lamberts-terminal-2/449403744" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">fabricating and installing</a>&nbsp;the final piece in the airport&rsquo;s Terminal 2. The finished artwork, which runs nearly 100 feet long, demonstrates how simple organic processes can inspire built systems of great intricacy and complexity.</p> <p>&ldquo;This studio is very different from anything else I have experienced academically,&rdquo; ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150022096/fxfowle-proposes-attaching-300-foot-spire-to-skyscraper-to-become-hudson-yards-tallest FXFOWLE proposes attaching 300-foot spire to skyscraper to become Hudson Yards' tallest Julia Ingalls 2017-08-10T12:47:00-04:00 >2017-08-11T20:13:57-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/y2/y20090z83y7x2zig.jpg" width="650" height="395" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hudson Yards has been making headlines in recent months...But immediately to the northwest, another tower that&rsquo;s been in the making for an equally long period of time may have just received a boost to become the tallest of them all. A new rendering of the Moinian Group&rsquo;s 3 Hudson Boulevard has surfaced, showing both an updated design for the building itself, as well as the addition of a 300-foot spire, that would make the supertall the tallest in the neighborhood.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Despite years of vigorous effort in the Hudson Yards, the Related Companies may not have the tallest skyscraper of them all, thanks to FXFOWLE's proposed spire-tastic tower on 3 Hudson Boulevard. Nothing's final as of yet, but as YIMBY notes, "Back in 2012, YIMBY heard speculation that the tower, previously dubbed The Girasole,&nbsp;could rise as tall as 432 Park Avenue. While 1,350 feet isn&rsquo;t quite 1,397 feet, the new height would certainly rival the supertalls of 57th Street, ranking in between 30 Hudson Yards&rsquo; approximately 1,300-foot parapet, and 432 Park Avenue, as the city&rsquo;s fifth tallest building&nbsp;measured by pinnacle."</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150021695/brooks-scarpa-unveils-spinning-gateway-sculpture-in-pembroke-pines-florida Brooks + Scarpa unveils “spinning” Gateway Sculpture in Pembroke Pines, Florida Justine Testado 2017-08-08T17:39:00-04:00 >2017-08-08T17:39:54-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/xm/xmarjp9qov6n9uvz.jpg" width="650" height="867" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/brooksscarpa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brooks + Scarpa</a> designed the Gateway Sculpture to welcome visitors to Pembroke Pines' new City Center in Florida. Painted in a bright, hard-to-miss yellow, the sculpture provides &ldquo;way-finding and anchor[s] a sense of arrival.&rdquo;</p> <p>The steel sculpture rises as tree columns that lead to perforated plates. Located in breezy Pembroke Pines, the sculpture's plates appear to spin continuously in the wind (animation clip below).&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/w9/w9bammeof0w2oazt.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/w9/w9bammeof0w2oazt.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photo courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/cd/cdoslp34s0i337cr.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/cd/cdoslp34s0i337cr.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photo courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa.</figcaption></figure><p>During the day, the sculpture creates a dappled light effect on the ground, while providing necessary shaded seating. It also includes programmable up lighting at night. Working with a limited budget, Brooks + Scarpa used durable materials like stainless steel and environmentally sensitive paint that could withstand Florida's humid, coastal climate.&nbsp;Large planting areas that surround the structure act as &ldquo;rain gardens&rdquo; that can collect stormwater from the entire building and the hardscape of the publi...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150021673/david-chipperfield-s-stately-design-for-the-shanghai-centre-pompidou-revealed David Chipperfield's stately design for the Shanghai Centre Pompidou revealed Julia Ingalls 2017-08-08T14:42:00-04:00 >2017-08-08T18:05:02-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/vf/vfe1jx7scsrnliu0.jpg" width="650" height="456" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Stately, elegant, reflective:&nbsp;these adjectives have largely described the work of British architect David Chipperfield, whose structures tend to invite contemplation and pause before hot take Instagramming. His selection as the architect of the West Bund Art Museum in the new cultural center created jointly by the Centre Pompidou and Shanghai's West Bund Group is therefore not surprising, especially in light of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148734913/china-says-no-to-weird-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">China's recent dictate to steer away from "weird"&nbsp;architecture.</a></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/9e/9ezj3d7r383tt2ho.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/9e/9ezj3d7r383tt2ho.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Image: David Chipperfield Architects</figcaption></figure><p>The renderings for the proposed 25,000 square meter structure display Chipperfield's signature moves: meticulously calibrated volumes stack atop and adjacent to one another near a reflective body of water. The renderings steer away from bold colors, favoring muted pastels. The interior renderings also convey a serene setting: an ample entrance hall is not flooded with visitors, but rather hosts only a receptionist and a single guest, effectively conveying the notion of unharrie...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150021648/summer-in-bryant-park-rendered-as-a-voronoi-diagram Summer in Bryant Park rendered as a Voronoi Diagram Julia Ingalls 2017-08-08T14:40:00-04:00 >2017-08-08T14:40:48-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/k6/k6eenfj40qrurhsf.jpg" width="650" height="215" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Instead of the usual snap of people lounging in the sun in Bryant Park, visual effects artist Rod Bogart has created a Voronoi diagram of the outing and posted it to his Twitter account. When asked how he had placed the center points of the diagram, Bogart tweeted that "I used Illustrator to drop points and then just ran a plugin that created the Voronoi for me. It was pretty quick to do, to be honest."</p> <p></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150021484/geek-out-to-the-architectural-drawings-used-in-classic-sci-fi-anime-in-this-london-exhibition Geek out to the architectural drawings used in classic sci-fi anime in this London exhibition Justine Testado 2017-08-07T15:45:00-04:00 >2017-08-07T15:45:22-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/fj/fjib7u8q175a02yd.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Each of the settings on display in the exhibit capture that promise of the future balanced with the starkness of reality. The settings also celebrate a disappearing craft&mdash;hand-drawn animation. The anime industry long resisted the shift to computer-generated art that took hold in the West starting in the 1990s, but as technology has advanced, fewer and fewer artists practice the craft traditionally, making the art on display especially striking.</p></em><br /><br /><p>London's House of Illustration is currently displaying &ldquo;Anime Architecture: Backgrounds of Japan&rdquo;, an exhibition that showcases over 100 of the intricate paintings and drawings used in the production of iconic dystopian anime films like &ldquo;Ghost in the Shell&rdquo; and &ldquo;Akira&rdquo;.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150021177/pickathon-festival-stage-designed-by-psu-students-will-be-turned-into-transitional-housing-when-the-music-stops Pickathon Festival stage, designed by PSU students, will be turned into transitional housing when the music stops Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-08-04T20:10:00-04:00 >2017-08-04T20:11:01-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/ui/uipbm3mdz6e3zeja.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Launched in 1999, the inaugural Pickathon Music Festival was not so much a festival, but rather a small fundraiser for KBOO&mdash;a non-profit community radio station. Held in the woods nearby <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/3435/portland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Portland, Oregon</a>, the now annual summer event has grown into a sellout affair with lineups including Beach House, Angel Olsen, and Mac DeMarco. Though the festival has grown, the three-day event nicknamed "Portland's littlest big festival" has maintained its grassroots nature and continues to set itself apart from its festival competitors.</p> <p>For starters, rather than only booking acts that have a big draw, the festival runners make a point of introducing their audience to new acts like Israeli pop star group A-WA or soul icon Charles Bradley. In addition, all artists at the festival play at least twice so audiences have multiple chances to see their acts. The festival has largely foregone corporate sponsorship with exceptions for companies like Kleen Kanteen, a reusable water bottle company, that fit ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150021170/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-details-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Details" Pinterest Board Archinect 2017-08-04T15:23:00-04:00 >2017-08-07T14:29:50-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/od/odwugdw72ar86dtu.jpg" width="650" height="813" border="0" title="" alt="" /><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="http://pinterest.com/archinect/details/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Details</em></a>.</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/4v/4v56ydxy26cqq995.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/4v/4v56ydxy26cqq995.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/119492842/alex-monroe-workshop/150015424" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alex Monroe Workshop</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/119492842/dsdha" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DSDHA</a></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/k3/k31l213ytjnh3izd.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/k3/k31l213ytjnh3izd.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/intersticearchitects/project/interlock-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">INTERLOCK:house</a> in Clarks Summit, PA by <a href="http://archinect.com/intersticearchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">INTERSTICE Architects</a>; Photo: Bruce Damonte<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/l6/l6vz8ulcclariecm.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/l6/l6vz8ulcclariecm.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/bportarchitect/project/the-inverted-truss-renovation-of-a-historical-buildin2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Inverted Truss &ndash; Renovation of a Historical Building</a> in Taipei, Taiwan by <a href="http://archinect.com/bportarchitect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">B P Architects</a>; Photo: Hey! Cheese<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/9e/9eto8bqkcxz3lpkl.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/9e/9eto8bqkcxz3lpkl.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/144203831/cdr/150002312" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">cdr</a> in Cesena, Italy by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/144203831/tissellistudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">tissellistudio</a><br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/6q/6qqq1jjdwr7td9w0.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/6q/6qqq1jjdwr7td9w0.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/14715376/upside-down-house/14718997" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Upside Down House</a> in Notting Hill, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/14715376/pitman-tozer-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pitman Tozer Architects</a>; Photo: Nick Kane<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/zy/zyum76i2nzhsgej2.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/zy/zyum76i2nzhsgej2.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/naturafuturarq/project/entre-bloques-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entre Bloques House</a> in Babahoyo, Ecuador by <a href="http://archinect.com/naturafuturarq" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Natura Futura Arquitectura</a>; Photo: Juan Alberto Andrade &amp; Cuqui Rodriguez / JAG Studio<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/tu/tucml6lri1za9y6h.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/tu/tucml6lri1za9y6h.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/patalab/project/wimbledon-garden-room" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wimbledon Garden Room</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/patalab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patalab</a></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/kl/kl9ar766t3za104i.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/kl/kl9ar766t3za104i.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/FIELDWORK/project/malva" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MALVA</a> in Tigard, OR by <a href="http://archinect.com/FIELDWORK" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FIELDWORK Design &amp; Architecture</a><br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/f5/f5c7nddxxir2bv0r.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/f5/f5c7nddxxir2bv0r.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/softlab/project/one-state-street" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One State Street...</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150021025/clocks-and-clouds-the-architecture-of-escher-gunewardena Clocks and Clouds, The Architecture of Escher GuneWardena Orhan Ayyüce 2017-08-04T13:03:00-04:00 >2017-08-04T14:49:02-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/ke/ke6vipup9m0ii78u.jpg" width="650" height="744" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The title Clocks and Clouds comes from philosopher Karl Popper&rsquo;s essay on rationality and freedom, but also describes the dreamy precision, the spirit, and the material of Escher GuneWardena&rsquo;s art.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A gem of an exhibition by Escher GuneWardena whose work meticulously navigates architecture, art and design. The quietly original and meaningful architecture of the firm can be classified as timeless and critical, alluding to philosophy of Karl Popper. The work reflects the best tenets of modern architecture and the geographical particularities of Los Angeles. Not to be missed if you are in Southern California. Curated by Lilian Pfaff and Jocelyn Gibbs, the show runs until&nbsp;Sunday, August 20, 2017.&nbsp;</p> <p>The exhibition also features a new book on architects' work, 'Clocks and Clouds, Architecture of Escher GuneWardena.' Edited by Lilian&nbsp;Pfaff, featuring essays by Martino Stierli, Barbara Lamprecht, Nicholas Olsberg, Mimi Zeiger and Paulette Singley. Available <a href="https://www.degruyter.com/view/product/479871" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150020929/steinberg-architects-proposes-wavy-white-40-story-residential-tower-for-historic-downtown-l-a Steinberg Architects proposes wavy white 40-story residential tower for historic Downtown L.A. Julia Ingalls 2017-08-03T15:13:00-04:00 >2017-08-04T14:31:50-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/vl/vlzaypvnuei83bo5.jpg" width="650" height="873" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Longtime DTLA developer and landowner Joseph Hellen has released a revised design for a proposed 40-story, 420-foot tall apartment tower at 525 South Spring Street.</p></em><br /><br /><p>What would downtown Los Angeles' historic core look like with a 40-story apartment building with a wavy white exterior?&nbsp;Probably a great deal like the rendering above, which was created by Steinberg Architects, working with TSK Architects, to demonstrate their concept of the proposed tower. The tower has gone through a few iterations with different design firms already, but according to Urbanize.LA, this new version also includes a plan to renovate adjacent structures, including "the three adjacent Broadway theaters also owned by [developer] Hellen - the Roxie, Cameo and Arcade."&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/cg/cgcg597eoq87ttbm.jpeg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/cg/cgcg597eoq87ttbm.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Steinberg Architects</figcaption></figure><p><br></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150020926/tadao-ando-s-head-out-buddha-creates-ample-opportunities-for-reflection-both-spiritual-and-literal Tadao Ando's "head-out Buddha" creates ample opportunities for reflection, both spiritual and literal Julia Ingalls 2017-08-03T13:39:00-04:00 >2017-08-03T18:49:35-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/4b/4b5ca326x36gsw18.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>While Tadao Ando has built religious structures before--famously, the Church of the Light--he has rarely worked with figurative icons of religion, preferring a more abstract approach. This has changed with his open-air prayer hall in the Makomanai Takinoreien Cemetery in Sapporo, Japan, where a previously unsheltered statue of the Buddha has now been reverently housed in Ando's masterful design.</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/0m/0mjgoccs7coyhgy3.jpeg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/0m/0mjgoccs7coyhgy3.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Shigeo Ogawa/Makomanai Takinoreien Cemetery</figcaption></figure><p>Prior to Ando, the 44-foot-tall statue had been sitting in a field for 15 years without any additional ornamentation. The scale and placement of the Buddha served less as a spiritual inspiration than a lonely beacon, prompting the commission of Ando to create a suitable home for the Buddha. The resulting open-air prayer hall both shelters the Buddha without disrupting its connection to the sky.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/nk/nkjjs1j8k9nqupl0.jpeg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/nk/nkjjs1j8k9nqupl0.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Shigeo Ogawa/Makomanai Takinoreien Cemetery</figcaption></figure><p>From afar, visitors can't see the Buddha, only a landscaped exterior shell. Once they enter the tem...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150020566/with-a-span-of-494-meters-the-charles-kuonen-suspension-bridge-is-officially-world-s-longest With a span of 494 meters, the Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge is officially world's longest Julia Ingalls 2017-08-01T17:51:00-04:00 >2017-08-01T17:51:52-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/4i/4ikjbyw3jzs94vx5.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Constructed by Swissrope/Lauber Seilbahnen AG, Frutigen, this suspension bridge in Switzerland is now the globe's longest (and arguably, most scenic, as it hovers above one of the deepest valleys in the country). The two-foot-wide bridge, which helps connect two mountain towns, has cut the time it takes to traverse the valley down from 3 to 4 hours to 10 minutes. The downside is the incredible elevation:&nbsp;the tourism board, which issued a <a href="https://www.zermatt.ch/en/Media/Media-corner/Press-releases/The-Longest-Suspension-Bridge-in-the-World-is-Open" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">press release</a>&nbsp;announcing the bridge's opening, warned tourists with a fear of heights to keep taking the long way.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150020549/the-nyt-takes-a-tour-of-richard-meier-s-summer-house-in-the-hamptons The NYT takes a tour of Richard Meier’s summer house in the Hamptons Richard Meier & Partners 2017-08-01T16:34:00-04:00 >2017-08-02T21:32:04-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/5m/5m07aa2jg4w4z9cz.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The man known for his modern, white, geometrically intricate buildings spends his summers in a simple, cedar-shingled farmhouse built in 1907 that he bought from the family of the original owners in 1984. On a July afternoon, Mr. Meier was in his study there, painting watercolors.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/150020140/manufacturing-site-of-first-london-routemaster-transformed-into-arts-hub Manufacturing Site of First London Routemaster Transformed into Arts Hub Abigail Banfield 2017-07-30T13:31:00-04:00 >2017-07-31T00:41:47-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/os/os57kduejalm4pn9.jpg" width="583" height="415" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The manufacturing site of the first London bus in E17 has been converted to celebrate London&rsquo;s maker culture in <em>SIDESHOW</em>, an installation with interactive, family friendly elements opening mid-August. The project was undertaken by <em>U+I</em> and <em>Blackhorse Workshop</em>, the latter a &lsquo;pioneer in the maker-space movement&rsquo; which started supporting the regeneration of the Blackhorse Road Area in 2014.</p><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/t1/t1wvjmxobc7ztlp4." rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/t1/t1wvjmxobc7ztlp4.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>The installation of a giant marble run is central to the exhibition, and was created by <em>Blackhorse Workshop</em> alongside young architectural practice <em>Ehk! </em>using components of the original London Routemaster buses which were historically developed and manufactured in the space. This fascinating marble run incorporates disused bus parts as well as over 200 steel ball bearings, with the piece celebrating the history of the 3-acre industrial site, which is earmarked by U+I for development next year. Their plans are to work on a new mixed-use development, providing 337 new homes and workspaces for small busin...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150019944/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-color-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Color" Pinterest Board Archinect 2017-07-28T14:00:00-04:00 >2017-07-28T14:00:36-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/a3/a3lhys6zhbxwj2f0.jpg" width="650" height="974" border="0" title="" alt="" /><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="http://pinterest.com/archinect/color/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Color</em></a>.</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/pp/ppyesv2qzdcqa5mc.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/pp/ppyesv2qzdcqa5mc.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/shift/project/matryoshka-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Matryoshka House</a> in Rotterdam, Netherlands by <a href="http://archinect.com/shift" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shift architecture urbanism</a>; Photo: NoortjeKnulst<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/sg/sge7ierly398y6uw.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/sg/sge7ierly398y6uw.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/atelier.tho.A/project/dali-office" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dali office</a> in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by <a href="http://archinect.com/atelier.tho.A" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">atelier tho.A</a></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/t5/t51k4sopxt25l85s.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/t5/t51k4sopxt25l85s.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/archimania/project/mek-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MEK House</a> in Memphis, TN by <a href="http://archinect.com/archimania" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">archimania</a></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/3t/3t00zaygf8v96mz1.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/3t/3t00zaygf8v96mz1.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/106311/the-theatre-school-depaul-university/129175053" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Theatre School, DePaul University</a> in Chicago, IL&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106311/pelli-clarke-pelli-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects</a>; Photo: Jeff Goldberg/Esto<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/vi/vir2cjgh50e4qq8l.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/vi/vir2cjgh50e4qq8l.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/149998833/the-salvation-army/149998850" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Salvation Army</a> in Chelmsford, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/149998833/hudson-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hudson Architects</a></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/w7/w75wkinsv39tuny5.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/w7/w75wkinsv39tuny5.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/projectorange/project/rathbone-market-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rathbone Market</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/projectorange" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Project Orange</a></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/a8/a84o8q2ntcunarj7.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/a8/a84o8q2ntcunarj7.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/69207772/burntwood-school/149993494" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Burntwood School</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/69207772/allford-hall-monaghan-morris-ahmm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM)</a><br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/0u/0uss68vhbpymysvc.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/0u/0uss68vhbpymysvc.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/MOAA/project/toi-ohomai-health-sciences-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toi Ohomai Health Sciences Building</a> in Rotorua, New Zealand by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/MOAA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MOAA Architects</a> in association with DCA<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/9b/9bhdfebg9uk8tyio.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/9b/9bhdfebg9uk8tyio.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/144203831/cdr/150002312" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">cdr</a> in Cesena, Italy by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/144203831/tissellistudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">tisselli...</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150019845/is-this-architecture-s-cutest-or-at-least-most-instagram-savvy-couple Is this architecture's cutest (or at least most Instagram-savvy) couple? Julia Ingalls 2017-07-27T20:44:00-04:00 >2017-07-27T20:44:16-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/3j/3jdfjn41f84juqpb.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Citing the street as their favorite workplace and the whole world as their canvas, Valencia-based couple Anna Devis and Daniel Rueda inventively interact with architecture. When paired with their love of travel, this playful interest culminates in a quirky and creative collection of photos that'll make you look twice.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For those of you who "curate" your Instagram feeds with your photogenic other, there's some artfully posed competition in town: illustrator Anna Devis and trained architect Daniel Rueda not only know their architecture, but they're determined to pose winningly in front of it, as this article in My Modern Met illustrates.</p><figure><figure><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/rk/rkgxnsjxj276i79g.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/rk/rkgxnsjxj276i79g.jpg"></a></figure></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/nh/nhrm5hfic8dq28qf.jpeg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/nh/nhrm5hfic8dq28qf.jpg"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/s7/s7az6iyk06jp9va8.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/s7/s7az6iyk06jp9va8.jpg"></a></p></figure><p><br></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150019825/watch-a-video-preview-of-this-year-s-chicago-architecture-biennial Watch a video preview of this year's Chicago Architecture Biennial Julia Ingalls 2017-07-27T17:49:00-04:00 >2017-07-27T17:49:33-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/m0/m01th0cu8vebrjqs.jpg" width="650" height="396" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With a soundtrack that could be described as whimsical and an aesthetic outlook that&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149997746/johnston-marklee-tackle-the-tyranny-of-newness-in-2017-s-chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">encompasses both the old and the new</a>,&nbsp;a video preview of 2017's Chicago Architecture Biennial (which will transpire simultaneously with EXPO CHICAGO this year)&nbsp;is now available for your viewing pleasure:&nbsp;</p>