Archinect - News 2019-02-18T18:44:09-05:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150122070/10-lovely-architectural-details-for-your-friday-inspiration 10 lovely architectural details for your Friday inspiration Alexander Walter 2019-02-15T13:05:00-05:00 >2019-02-15T13:05:37-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6b/6b6ff74257a7bf9ba29dec4234a1f56c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>In case you haven't checked out&nbsp;<a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a>&nbsp;boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a>&nbsp;profiles.</p> <p>(<strong>Tip:</strong>&nbsp;use the handy&nbsp;<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>&nbsp;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&nbsp;<a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/details/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Details</em></a>.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/55/55434b480244d0c09a4dfa45316634ec.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/55/55434b480244d0c09a4dfa45316634ec.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/mapos/project/peconic-bay-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House</a> in Peconic Bay, NY by <a href="https://archinect.com/mapos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mapos Architects, DPC</a><br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ec/ece630296ab715771268c6ae07d0ffcc.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ec/ece630296ab715771268c6ae07d0ffcc.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/tateharmer/project/cranleigh-preparatory-school" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cranleigh Preparatory School</a> in Surrey, UK by <a href="https://archinect.com/tateharmer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tate Harmer</a>; Photo: Kilian O'Sullivan<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/51/5195f5b7f44aeac53f300ae396ff98b7.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/51/5195f5b7f44aeac53f300ae396ff98b7.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/wrk-shp/project/blue-bottle-coffee-century-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blue Bottle Coffee, Century City</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="https://archinect.com/wrk-shp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">wrk-shp</a>; Photo: Yoshihiro Makino<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/26/264f4174066e677f9915775a2654f168.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/26/264f4174066e677f9915775a2654f168.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/bksk/project/529-broadway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">529 Broadway</a> in New York, NY by <a href="https://archinect.com/bksk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BKSK Architects, LLP</a>; Photo: Chris Payne/ESTO<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/06/06580c94744aaac9d152e490fb85cf90.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/06/06580c94744aaac9d152e490fb85cf90.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/msgsss/project/mamba-renovation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAMBA Renovation</a> in Buenos Aires, Argentina by <a href="https://archinect.com/msgsss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MSGSSS</a> + Matias Ragonese; Photo: Andr&eacute;s Negroni<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/00/000cf87f51c75faaaeb6a1998bbdd5ca.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/00/000cf87f51c75faaaeb6a1998bbdd5ca.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/planloci/project/housec162" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HouseC162</a> in New Delhi, India by <a href="https://archinect.com/planloci" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Plan Loci</a>; Photo: Saptarshi Sanyal<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9b/9b1367e47b6921a3781233da71385733.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9b/9b1367e47b6921a3781233da71385733.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/synecdoche/project/thrive-juicery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thrive Juicery</a> in Ann Arbor, MI by <a href="https://archinect.com/synecdoche" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Synecdoche Design Studio</a><br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f1/f11ec494edc62dd7f6db58628bde626d.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f1/f11ec494edc62dd7f6db58628bde626d.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/veronacarpenterarchitects/project/brooklyn-townhouse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Townhouse</a> in Brooklyn, NY by <a href="https://archinect.com/veronacarpenterarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Verona Carpenter Architects</a>; Photo: Barkow Photo<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/16/16e85369bbb5fe8b87c71c625e528cbe.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/16/16e85369bbb5fe8b87c71c625e528cbe.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/project/29046912/green-shoots-cambodia/150121441" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Green Shoot...</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150122005/architects-need-some-love-too-here-s-a-selection-of-valentine-s-day-cards-an-architect-would-approve Architects need some love too. Here's a selection of Valentine's Day cards an architect would approve Katherine Guimapang 2019-02-14T14:38:00-05:00 >2019-02-14T15:08:43-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/77/77184b61804e0769cd338ba2f04e2719.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Whether you're a fan of Valentine's Day or would rather ignore it altogether, the month of February always stirs contemplation of whether or not a friendly greeting is needed. Thanks to ArchDaily's annual Valentine's Day card submissions and PlanningLove.com's urban-planner themed designs there's sure to be a card fit for your special someone.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d1/d1c43c43fe44dbbd282d2b3c919ddc7a.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d1/d1c43c43fe44dbbd282d2b3c919ddc7a.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&copy; PlanningLove.com</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4c/4c9786bce86efb8144fd14e906a12dc0.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4c/4c9786bce86efb8144fd14e906a12dc0.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&copy; Jonathan Jones</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dc/dc0bafd403d9440b675ddd0e644add0d.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dc/dc0bafd403d9440b675ddd0e644add0d.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&copy; Hai-P'ng (Heffrence) Teow via ArchDaily</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7f/7f41b4f36ccd47947bbe02d8b4b20cc6.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7f/7f41b4f36ccd47947bbe02d8b4b20cc6.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&copy;PlanningLove.com</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8e/8e05a56ad712e60169b86e677ae7187d.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8e/8e05a56ad712e60169b86e677ae7187d.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&copy; Hai-P'ng (Heffrence) Teow via ArchDaily</figcaption></figure><p>Without plans for Valentine's Day and in the Los Angeles area? Join us tonight from 6pm - 8pm at <a href="https://outpost.archinect.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Outpost</a> where we celebrate the newly published Concrete Los Angeles Maps by Blue Crow Media. Show your love for concrete and the city of Los Angeles!&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150121065/archinect-outpost-to-host-concrete-los-angeles-map-event-2-14" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here</a>&nbsp;</strong>about tonight's event.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150122015/archinect-outpost-announces-exciting-lineup-of-upcoming-events-with-new-posters Archinect Outpost announces exciting lineup of upcoming events, with new posters Shane Reiner-Roth 2019-02-14T14:14:00-05:00 >2019-02-15T13:47:15-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fc/fca1f0ebff48902e4a345aa72deb01d7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://outpost.archinect.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Outpost</a> has hosted a plethora of events in its short eight months of operation, each of which has brought the Los Angeles community together to celebrate exciting new <a href="https://outpost.archinect.com/store" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">publications</a> and <a href="https://outpost.archinect.com/store?category=More" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">design items</a>. We are proud to announce that we have several more to come, from various disciplines and regions.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4d/4de5dff19ddf23e24fe295ce60594ced.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4d/4de5dff19ddf23e24fe295ce60594ced.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><strong>TONIGHT: <a href="https://outpost.archinect.com/events/2019/2/14/concrete-los-angeles-map" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Concrete Los Angeles Map (hosting Deane Madsen) / February 14, 6-8 PM</a><br></strong></p> <p><strong></strong>Discover L.A.&rsquo;s finest examples of concrete-built architecture, from early Modernism and Brutalism to contemporary builds, with this handy map. This two-sided guide, curated by Deane Madsen and with original photography by Jason Woods, features over fifty structures&nbsp;by architects such as&nbsp;Frank Lloyd Wright,&nbsp;Rudolph Schindler,&nbsp;John Lautner,&nbsp;Charles Luckman,&nbsp;Harold Williams,&nbsp;A. Quincy Jones, William Pereira, and Diller Scofidio + Renfro.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c6/c64170035478af06d140278001b004e3.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c6/c64170035478af06d140278001b004e3.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><strong><a href="https://outpost.archinect.com/events/2019/3/6/archinect-outpost-presents-lydia-kallipolitis-the-architecture-of-closed-worlds-or-what-is-the-power-of-shit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architecture of Closed Worlds; Or, What is the Power of Shit? (hosting Lydia Kallipoliti) / March 6, 7-9 PM</a><br></strong></p> <p>What do outer space capsules, submarines, and office buildi...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150121893/the-architect-and-the-artist-frank-gehry-and-ai-weiwei-meet-for-a-memorable-conversation The Architect and The Artist: Frank Gehry and Ai Weiwei meet for a memorable conversation Katherine Guimapang 2019-02-14T13:42:00-05:00 >2019-02-14T12:43:21-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5a/5af0d98b33ba14f1ba04fab5aa28dbb5.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>For Deitch&rsquo;s gallery, Gehry, 89, transformed a 15,000-square-foot former movie-lighting warehouse in Hollywood into a bright exhibition space. Ai then filled the gallery with a series of Chinese zodiac-themed works made out of Legos and a sweeping installation, first shown in 2014: a mass of nearly 6,000 antique wooden stools, scavenged from antique furniture dealers in China...</p></em><br /><br /><p>As cultural renegades of the art and architecture world, it's safe to say both have more similarities than differences. During their careers, both have had their hand in art and architecture practice. <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/345/ai-weiwei" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ai Weiwei</a> has collaborated with <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/577/herzog-de-meuron" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron</a> for the Beijing Olympic's 2008 Bird's Nest stadium as well as his design works for an art gallery in Beverly Hills. <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/5540/frank-gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry</a> has produced sculptural pieces like his memorable Fish Lamps and his cardboard Carumba Experimental Edges chair. After their contributions to the Deitch's gallery, Gehry who designed the space and Weiwei exhibiting his work, the two sat together to discuss their views on architecture, art, and their iconic professional careers.</p> <p>Below are excerpts taken from their conversation.</p> <p><strong>When discussing project freedoms between galleries and developers the two discussed their experiences.</strong></p> <p><strong>FG:</strong>&nbsp;You know, I grew up in the art world &mdash; this was the way I wanted to work, more hands-on, sort of like the way you work. You pick u...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150121985/japanese-architect-junya-ishigami-announces-plans-for-design-of-2019-serpentine-pavilion Japanese architect Junya Ishigami announces plans for design of 2019 Serpentine pavilion Mackenzie Goldberg 2019-02-14T13:40:00-05:00 >2019-02-15T04:39:05-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fe/fe0e34e22d1501fc7186f48697c37774.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Japanese architect <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/251016/junya-ishigami" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Junya Ishigami</a>, known for his experimental works that blend nature and fantasy, has been tapped by the Serpentine Gallery to design their popular summer attraction, the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/14325/serpentine-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serpentine Pavilion</a>. The highly sought-after commission follows the success of previous iterations by rising stars in the world of architecture,&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150068560/2018-serpentine-pavilion-designed-by-mexican-architect-frida-escobedo-is-unveiled-ahead-of-friday-s-opening" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frida Escobedo</a> (2018) and <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150013518/di-b-do-francis-k-r-s-tree-inspired-serpentine-pavilion-fuses-cultural-african-references-with-british-construction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Di&eacute;b&eacute;do Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;</a> (2017).&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/15/15e13cc69a69a821e2f3a4151da731fd.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/15/15e13cc69a69a821e2f3a4151da731fd.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Junya Ishigami, KAIT Workshop, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Japan, 2008 &copy; Junya Ishigami + Associates</figcaption></figure><p>At 44, Ishigami, who worked at SANAA before starting his own practice, has amassed a unique body of work. In 2010, he was awarded the prestigious Golden Lion at the Venice Architecture Biennale for his installation &ldquo;Architecture as Air," praised by the jury for pushing the "limits of&nbsp;materiality, visibility, tectonics, thinness, and ultimately of architecture itself.&rdquo;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/feb/14/junya-ishigami-serpentine-pavilion-london-commission-2019" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Described</a>&nbsp;by Oliver Wainwright as a magician of materials, Ishigami's gift for creating&nbsp;unfeasibly light structures is obvious in o...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150121829/the-contemporary-site-specific-art-exhibition-desert-x-returns-to-coachella-valley The contemporary site-specific art exhibition, Desert X, returns to Coachella Valley Mackenzie Goldberg 2019-02-14T12:41:00-05:00 >2019-02-14T15:29:48-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bc/bcfe58d76f80b461060f08d5dfea512e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Desert X, the enormous site-specific art exhibition set across the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/739647/coachella" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Coachella Valley</a>, has returned this weekend for its second edition.&nbsp;Run by a nonprofit organization that includes artist Ed Ruscha on its board, the 2019 biennial features 18 works that respond to the desert's history and embrace a "range of ecological, environmental and social issues that have been driving conversations about our role in the anthropocene," says artistic director Neville Wakefield.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7a/7aa8fc368d693e9b1ecf33c78cd75197.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7a/7aa8fc368d693e9b1ecf33c78cd75197.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Revolutions by Nancy Baker Cahill. Photo by Lance Garber.</figcaption></figure><p>After an <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149993625/doug-aitken-among-artists-in-palm-springs-adjacent-art-show-desert-x" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">incredibly successful inaugural run</a> in 2017, the biennial has expanded its programming this year to include film and augmented reality projects, such as Nancy Baker Cahill's&nbsp;<em>Revolutions </em>and&nbsp;<em>Margins of Error,</em>&nbsp;both of which bring colorful animations to the Valley's windmill farms and the Salton Sea, respectively, through the use of the 4th Wall app. Fifty miles away in Palm Springs, John Gerrard, the Irish artist known for his digital simulations, has brought...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150121592/tiny-homes-are-fitting-symbols-of-economic-precarity Tiny homes are fitting symbols of economic precarity Shane Reiner-Roth 2019-02-12T14:38:00-05:00 >2019-02-15T13:40:13-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/89/895219f7a6845b20058c6a72bf2827bf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Tiny houses are promoted as an answer to the affordable housing crisis; a desirable alternative to traditional homes and mortgages. Yet there are many complexities and contradictions that surround these tiny spaces, as I discovered when I began investigating them.</p></em><br /><br /><p>There is something inherently romantic about the nomadic lifestyle cooked up in the 1960's, exemplified by the VW van and the desert campfire. While this relic of America's recent past became, undoubtedly, the inspiration for the Tiny Home movement in recent years, the reasons for its current popularity do not match those of its precedent.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/87/8766bd2ad9577b96841144bcd5c89b2c.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/87/8766bd2ad9577b96841144bcd5c89b2c.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Interior of Elm, by Tumbleweed, Tiny House Company</figcaption></figure><p>Megan Carras "toured homes, attended tiny house festivals, stayed in a tiny house community, and interviewed several dozen people who live in them" to reach a discover that there is more to their wide spread use than popularly imagined. Tiny homes are, as Carras makes evident, a sign of economic precarity - one particularly felt by the millennial generation.&nbsp;</p> <p>"All the tiny-houser millennials that I interviewed wanted to own bigger houses in the future," Carras reports. "They saw tiny living as a means of owning something now and being able to save at the same time. Several young couples planned to ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150121325/virginia-savage-mcalester-s-a-field-guide-to-american-houses-is-now-available-in-an-e-book-version Virginia Savage McAlester's A Field Guide to American Houses is now available in an e-book version Katherine Guimapang 2019-02-11T19:50:00-05:00 >2019-02-11T19:51:56-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/70/70f42f3dbd78038bff1313764b8db54a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>In 1984, when Virginia Savage McAlester published the seminal A Field Guide to American Houses, the text she wrote to fill a void became an instant classic adopted by realtors, builders, architects and schools, as well as Americans who wanted to know about their own homes&rsquo; architectural style and history [...] But now, McAlester&rsquo;s field guide is truly user-friendly for the 21st century, available in an e-book version.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Architectural <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/6305/discourse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">discourse</a> can be quite heavy and dense to those outside of the profession. Especially when it comes to detailed technicalities of design and construction, some claim understanding architecture may not be pedestrian enough. In the hopes of helping other's identify and understand buildings around them, <a href="http://virginiamcalester.com/books.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Virginia Savage McAlester</a> published a field guide to aid the public.&nbsp;</p><p>In 1984, McAlester's digestible guide to domestic American architecture,&nbsp;<em>A Field Guide to American Homes,&nbsp;</em>hit the market and was quickly adopted and praised by many. The classic coffee table <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/8833/books" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">book</a>&mdash;<a href="https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/110000/a-field-guide-to-american-houses-revised-by-virginia-savage-mcalester/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">now a handy e-book</a>&mdash;brings to light the need for architecture to have detailed resource guides the general public can reference. Filled with images and texts cataloging homes built from 1940 - 2010, the guide spurred much interest in the subject of American <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/538/residential" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">residential</a> styles.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/39/392e917cf03d95d8c6dca44305c3e0d5.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/39/392e917cf03d95d8c6dca44305c3e0d5.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Architectural style explained - Gothic Revival, Courtesy of Knopf Publishing</figcaption></figure><p>For many, living in the built world may be enough when it come...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150121065/archinect-outpost-to-host-concrete-los-angeles-map-event-2-14 Archinect Outpost to host Concrete Los Angeles Map event 2/14 Shane Reiner-Roth 2019-02-11T18:53:00-05:00 >2019-02-11T19:06:42-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a7/a7d71f18ea1b6aa07b220bf2cf0cede6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Join us this Thursday from 6-8pm for an event celebrating the newly published <em>Concrete Los Angeles Map</em> by Blue Crow Media. The map is available for sale <a href="https://outpost.archinect.com/store/concrete-los-angeles-map?category=Books" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>, and can be picked up and purchased during the event.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/94/947e898870a6d7e5c4d623b676b3e5e3.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/94/947e898870a6d7e5c4d623b676b3e5e3.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Detail of Concrete Los Angeles Map</figcaption></figure><p>Discover L.A.&rsquo;s finest examples of concrete-built architecture, from early Modernism and Brutalism to contemporary builds. This two-sided guide, curated by Deane Madsen and with original photography by Jason Woods, features over fifty structures&nbsp;by architects such as&nbsp;Frank Lloyd Wright,&nbsp;Rudolph Schindler,&nbsp;John Lautner,&nbsp;Charles Luckman,&nbsp;Harold Williams,&nbsp;A. Quincy Jones, William Pereira, and Diller Scofidio + Renfro.<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a0/a0d6078067092bd4c8154124fdec9678.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a0/a0d6078067092bd4c8154124fdec9678.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Detail of Concrete Los Angeles Map. Photos by Jason R. Woods</figcaption></figure><p>Located in the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles,&nbsp;<a href="http://outpost.archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Outpost</a> offers a curated collection of small-run, independently published monographs, design objects, apparel and architecture publications including&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150016099/screen-print-59-katya-tylevich-takes-us-on-an-aquatic-journey-through-la-in-the-latest-issue-of-art-papers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art Papers</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/149963617/screen-print-43-beautifully-banal-by-architecture-hero" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beautifully Banal</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/115241/bracket" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bracket</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/29902179/clog" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CLOG</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150039229/win-a-concrete-new-york-map-city-guide" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Concrete Map...</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150120942/architecture-students-collaborate-with-european-space-agency-to-develop-a-sustainable-moon-base Architecture students collaborate with European Space Agency to develop a sustainable moon base Katherine Guimapang 2019-02-08T20:00:00-05:00 >2019-02-08T20:00:35-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/30/30f763d365367a69686756a806b7c8ac.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>The ESA's astronaut center in Cologne, Germany, partners with universities and research institutions to study moon-related concepts in preparation for future missions. Angelus Chrysovalantis Alfatzis is one of the researchers who has contributed to the development of a promising concept for a moon base, according to a statement from ESA.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/2973/space" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Space</a> may be the final frontier, but over the years technological advances has brought the idea of humans inhabiting space a lot closer. The <a href="https://www.esa.int/ESA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">European Space Agency (ESA)</a> has partnered with universities and research institutions to investigate and study concepts related to the moon and future space missions. One student in particular has presented a promising lunar base concept that not only focuses on supporting human life, but also protecting inhabitants from the moon's harsh environmental conditions. Architectural engineering student,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_and_Robotic_Exploration/Imagining_a_Moon_base" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Angelus Chrysovalantis Alfatzis</a> is in his final year the the <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/25854693/national-technical-university-of-athens" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Technical University of Athens</a>. After much research Alfatzis has developed a design concept that factors in extreme conditions such as radiation exposure, terrain, gravity, and drastic changes in temperature.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/80/80ea5eca19df656c9648963ac408fcfb.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/80/80ea5eca19df656c9648963ac408fcfb.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Architectural engineering student Angelus Chrysovalantis Alfatzis working on moon base model, Image courtesy of ESA</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4a/4ab37ccb37bc55e95e0877be978b2dd1.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4a/4ab37ccb37bc55e95e0877be978b2dd1.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Alfatzis' concept for a lunar base was developed in conjunct...</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150120754/600-years-of-mexican-architecture-through-the-eyes-of-candida-h-fer 600 years of Mexican architecture through the eyes of Candida Höfer Katherine Guimapang 2019-02-08T16:09:00-05:00 >2019-02-08T17:33:01-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b9/b9f642e0422c22fbac30a08947567628.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>German-based photographer Candida H&ouml;fer has a long list of mesmerizing <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/726894/photographs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">photographs</a> and accolades. Her works primarily focus on capturing moments within empty social spaces and vacant public interiors. Through these projects, she focuses on exposing and highlighting "the social psychology of architecture". Recognized for her breathtaking large-format photos, H&ouml;fer's blend of photographic technicality and artistry are apparent in her most recent series, <em>In Mexico</em>.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/37/371e3768329c5ea3b30c35a7a91e6ce8.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/37/371e3768329c5ea3b30c35a7a91e6ce8.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Hospicio Caba&ntilde;as Capilla Tols&aacute; from Daniel Buren work in situ Guadalajara I 2015 &copy; Candida H&ouml;fer, K&ouml;ln / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2f/2fb768d0376ff83ba855b64588ae952e.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2f/2fb768d0376ff83ba855b64588ae952e.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&ldquo;Hospicio Caba&ntilde;as Guadalajara III,&rdquo; 2015. (&copy; Candida H&ouml;fer, K&ouml;ln / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn) Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/37/3768e434e8bd51488761d34d66c0b275.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/37/3768e434e8bd51488761d34d66c0b275.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Convento de Santo Domingo Oaxaca IV 2015 &copy; Candida H&ouml;fer, K&ouml;ln / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York</figcaption></figure><p>In her series, images were taken during the course of her stay in <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/798/mexico" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mexico</a> while participating in a cultural exchange in 2015. According to N...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150120672/how-vr-may-be-the-bridge-firms-and-educators-need-to-share-architecture How VR may be the bridge firms and educators need to share architecture Katherine Guimapang 2019-02-08T10:37:00-05:00 >2019-02-07T22:37:22-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/df/df854236e78f34464c3fa9d02d7cb65b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Thanks to Hugo Gernsback and his influence on science fiction and technology, his 1963 TV Glasses invention was a stepping stone for the evolution of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/92794/virtual-reality" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">virtual reality</a>. Fast forward 50 years and VR is now an accessible and viable option for almost everyone, especially architects and designers.</p> <p>According to the AIA's 2018 firm survey, <a href="https://www.aia.org/resources/6151-firm-survey-report" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Business of Architecture</a>, it has been recorded that 67 percent of large firms are utilizing VR technology within their practice. With relatively affordable VR options like the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/433293/oculus-rift" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oculus Rift</a>, Google Daydream, and Samsung Gear, almost anyone can purchase the technology to integrate virtual reality into their design process. However, with its apparent accessibility, has VR become a critical factor in successfully communicating architectural ideas to groups like clients and students? Only so much can be seen in drawings and renderings. Architecture must also be felt to be understood, and perhaps leaping into virtual reality is a viable step.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/23/233062ab964372cce5c77a2c8d794aa6.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/23/233062ab964372cce5c77a2c8d794aa6.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption> Samsung&rsquo;s Mobi...</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150120750/10-fresh-bathroom-designs-for-your-friday-inspiration 10 fresh bathroom designs for your Friday inspiration Alexander Walter 2019-02-08T09:00:00-05:00 >2019-02-08T14:34:12-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/82/8254c2885e903207436b3e73ca0ae083.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>In case you haven't checked out&nbsp;<a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a>&nbsp;boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a>&nbsp;profiles.</p> <p>(<strong>Tip:&nbsp;</strong>use the handy&nbsp;<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>&nbsp;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&nbsp;<a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/bathroom-spaces/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Bathroom Spaces</em></a>.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e4/e4bb636cf4917e5591a01db243898bbc.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e4/e4bb636cf4917e5591a01db243898bbc.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/assembledge/project/sunset-plaza-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sunset Plaza Residence</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="https://archinect.com/assembledge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Assembledge+</a><br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6f/6f14856fbf06288a9eef360e5ab1f357.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6f/6f14856fbf06288a9eef360e5ab1f357.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/destilat/project/apartment-e-e" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apartment E&amp;E</a> in Vienna, Austria by <a href="https://archinect.com/destilat" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">destilat Design Studio GmbH</a>; Photo: Monika Nguyen<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2c/2c0f48b88d720282d3a7125e98838e20.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2c/2c0f48b88d720282d3a7125e98838e20.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/mapos/project/peconic-bay-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House</a> in Peconic Bay, NY by <a href="https://archinect.com/mapos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mapos Architects, DPC</a><br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4f/4fe7957b4c563e9468cd170db8a7d11f.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4f/4fe7957b4c563e9468cd170db8a7d11f.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/smartvoll/project/loft-panzerhalle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Loft Panzerhalle</a> in Salzburg, Austria by <a href="https://archinect.com/smartvoll" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">smartvoll</a>; Photo: Tobias Colz<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/db/db89a1c0a64c8bc2ea42b0291598e1b7.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/db/db89a1c0a64c8bc2ea42b0291598e1b7.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/atelierbarda/project/villeneuve-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Villeneuve Residence</a> in Montreal, Canada by <a href="https://archinect.com/atelierbarda" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atelier Barda architecture</a>; Photo: Maxime Desbiens<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0a/0aebbcaebfdffd3a3f77d7971e0e387d.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0a/0aebbcaebfdffd3a3f77d7971e0e387d.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/zestarchitecture/project/villa-cp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Villa CP</a> in Gerona, Spain by <a href="https://archinect.com/zestarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ZEST architecture</a>; Photo: Eugeni Pons<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b3/b36b57dc310e03a46535ef8f5cef810b.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b3/b36b57dc310e03a46535ef8f5cef810b.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/haute-architecture/project/west-village-townhouse-ny" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">West Village Townhouse</a> in New York, NY by <a href="https://archinect.com/haute-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Haute Architecture DPC</a><br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/05/050a432bb7d498ca4719929d53790bd2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/05/050a432bb7d498ca4719929d53790bd2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/shubindonaldson/project/toro-canyon-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toro Canyon Residence</a> in Montecito, CA by <a href="https://archinect.com/shubindonaldson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ShubinDonaldson</a>; Photo: Ciro Coelho<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1d/1de3569f5b705e303c2997fe81522045.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1d/1de3569f5b705e303c2997fe81522045.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/rise/project/park-avenue-apartment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Park Avenue Apartment</a> in New York,...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150119604/this-new-incense-conjures-up-the-spirits-of-frank-lloyd-wright-carlo-scarpa-and-the-eameses This new incense conjures up the spirits of Frank Lloyd Wright, Carlo Scarpa and the Eameses Justine Testado 2019-02-07T14:47:00-05:00 >2019-02-08T14:34:02-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/41/412503eb9cef1e1e93d9e7e8ce44f3a8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The <a href="http://outpost.archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Outpost</a>&nbsp;has never smelled better. We're&nbsp;now carrying&nbsp;YIELD's new Architect Series incense &mdash; a delicious way to spruce up the atmosphere of your work or living space!&nbsp;&nbsp;You can <a href="https://outpost.archinect.com/store/?category=More" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">purchase them from us&nbsp;online</a>&nbsp;or <a href="https://outpost.archinect.com/about/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">visit our retail store in the LA Arts District</a> to smell-before-buying.</p> <p>Locally handcrafted by Florida-based designer and manufacturer <a href="http://yielddesign.co/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YIELD</a>, this series was inspired by some of the YIELD team's favorite 20th-century architects. The collection features three scents that distill distinct elements of nature and place: <a href="https://outpost.archinect.com/store/yield-entenza-incense-sticks-1?category=More" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entenza</a>, <a href="https://outpost.archinect.com/store/yield-wright-incense-sticks?category=More" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wright</a>, and <a href="https://outpost.archinect.com/store/yield-scarpa-incense-sticks?category=More" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Scarpa</a>.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/20/203a2d08780a40214ee94dbb6700761c.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/20/203a2d08780a40214ee94dbb6700761c.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>Inspired by the natural surroundings of the Case Study Homes in the Pacific Palisades, <a href="https://outpost.archinect.com/store/yield-entenza-incense-sticks-1?category=More" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entenza</a> embodies the essence of the California coast with notes of eucalyptus, rosemary, and birch.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/81/81c37563c327026e8d5b908b5035864e.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/81/81c37563c327026e8d5b908b5035864e.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><a href="https://outpost.archinect.com/store/yield-wright-incense-sticks?category=More" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wright pairs light floral rose with warm sandy tones</a>, like the desert landscape of the iconic architect's Arizona home.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://outpost.archinect.com/store/yield-scarpa-incense-sticks?category=More" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Scarpa balances deep notes of palo santo and rich leather</a>, drawing from the architect's bold yet harmonious sanctuary ne...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150120522/serpentine-galleries-google-and-david-adjaye-launch-augmented-reality-architecture-competition Serpentine Galleries, Google, and David Adjaye launch augmented-reality architecture competition Justine Testado 2019-02-06T20:28:00-05:00 >2019-02-07T12:54:25-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/14/140e1e2749a3fb8ff29c99e14673c2de.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/761285/serpentine-galleries" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serpentine Galleries</a> teamed up with Google Arts &amp; Culture and architect <a href="https://archinect.com/adjayeassociates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Adjaye</a> to launch the <a href="http://bustler.net/competitions/6513/serpentine-augmented-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Serpentine Augmented Architecture&rdquo;</a> competition, which is currently accepting proposals for an augmented-reality installation that will be developed and experienced on-site at the Serpentine Galleries &mdash; and located next to the 2019 <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/14325/serpentine-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serpentine Pavilion</a> &mdash; this summer.</p> <p>The competition is seeking speculative proposals and imaginary city spaces that explore the role and utility of AR in public-space design:&nbsp;How can <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/8401/augmented-reality" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">augmented reality</a> rethink spatiality? How can AR be used to develop new ideas about the way our cities are designed?&nbsp;</p> <p>The international call is open to&nbsp;architects, designers, games developers, artists, and the like, at any stage of their career. Individuals, teams, and studios can submit. The submission deadline is February 25, 2019 at 10 a.m. GMT.</p> <p>Give it your best shot, as the winning commission will be selected by an esteemed jury that includes: <strong><a href="https://archinect.com/adjayeassociates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Adjaye</a></strong>, Architect and Tru...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150120542/moma-s-temporary-closure-provides-a-moment-of-self-reflection MoMA's temporary closure provides a moment of self-reflection Shane Reiner-Roth 2019-02-06T19:28:00-05:00 >2019-02-13T20:56:33-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/17/179e992f2166aa41711318806ee79e05.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>As the Museum of Modern Art begins the final stage of its $400 million overhaul, it will close for four months to reconfigure its galleries, rehang the entire collection and rethink the way that the story of modern and contemporary art is presented to the public. The Picassos and van Goghs will still be there, but the 40,000 square feet of additional space will allow MoMA to focus new attention on works by women, Latinos, Asians, African-Americans and other overlooked artists...</p></em><br /><br /><p>Over the span of its 89 year history,&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/591997/museum-of-modern-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Museum of Modern Art</a> has been the subject of both praise and disappointment among cultural elites. In particular,&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/98033714/coming-soon-to-moma-lots-of-knocking-next-door" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">its Diller Scofidio + Renfro-designed plan to expand into the adjacent American Folk Art Museum</a>, by&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/1492/twbta-tod-williams-billie-tsien" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects</a>, was the subject of sharp criticism when it was announced only a few short years ago.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/98/98e388e5db980105d45351f999018183.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/98/98e388e5db980105d45351f999018183.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering of new Museum of Modern Art Facade. Credit: Diller + Scofidio Architects.</figcaption></figure><p>But as that project draws closer to its opening day by the end of this year, the museum has decided to use the months of its temporary closure (between&nbsp;June 15th and Oct. 21st)&nbsp;as an opportunity to reconsider how it exhibits its world-famous collection. This not only means a reassessment of the segregation of media, but also that of racial and sexual representation.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;A new generation of curators is discovering the richness of what is in our collection, and there is great work being made around the world that we need to pay atte...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150120299/from-the-creator-of-evolo-magazine-comes-a-brilliant-redesign-for-the-scale-ruler From the creator of eVolo Magazine comes a brilliant redesign for the scale-ruler Shane Reiner-Roth 2019-02-05T13:49:00-05:00 >2019-02-06T19:56:49-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dd/dd1b83ad94433e500e50d55d8cf5a9bd.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The scale-ruler is as much a staple of architectural draftsmanship as the T-Square or vellum, and it potentially just got a significant redesign.&nbsp;Carlo Aiello, the founder of&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/71983/evolo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eVolo Magazine</a>, recently published photos and a video of ESCALA, a 2-in-1 drawing tool combining the scale-ruler with an insertable fountain pen.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d7/d7e459761e636010a23f5eee4e10f343.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d7/d7e459761e636010a23f5eee4e10f343.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>ESCALA: scale-ruler fountain pen. Photo by ENSSO.</figcaption></figure><p>As of writing this article, 326 <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2072772343/escala-scale-ruler-fountain-pen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter backers</a> have invested&nbsp;$21,445 in the product, far exceeding its goal of $7,500.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150120098/does-the-future-of-the-los-angeles-rams-go-beyond-football-the-new-5-billion-dollar-stadium-impacts-more-than-just-fans Does the future of the Los Angeles Rams go beyond football? The new $5 billion dollar stadium impacts more than just fans Katherine Guimapang 2019-02-04T15:03:00-05:00 >2019-02-06T14:36:36-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d9/d98c779a40426b179242ec373242c134.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>&ldquo;If you&rsquo;re going to build a stadium in a city, it has to play a larger role than the NFL. It has to bring people together in a meaningful way &mdash; both on Sunday and on every other day of the week, both in the fall and every other season. That&rsquo;s the driver, [...] If you&rsquo;re looking at a stadium project, everybody now is trying to figure out how you make it the epicenter of day-to-day life. Hopefully, this project will serve as a great model for that.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Although recent events may have put a damper on the Rams historic season, the team's future is still bright. <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1322/los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a> is already home to many championship teams, but what makes this particular team different is what its presence and growth will do for the city. Construction for the $5 billion stadium began in 2015, the stadium's timeline has kept the city buzzing with hope and optimism. <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/4009/sports" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sports</a> <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/4008/stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">stadiums</a> and arenas have been known to transform towns and cities alike. The new Los Angeles Rams football stadium is no exception.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/11/1159bdbe034a168dd250e4a1fab4edc5.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/11/1159bdbe034a168dd250e4a1fab4edc5.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Los Angeles Rams Stadium render by HKS Architects Image courtesy of HKS Architects</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/41/418da7d75788512aff41e757a4347f32.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/41/418da7d75788512aff41e757a4347f32.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Los Angeles Rams construction site Image courtesy of Los Angeles Rams</figcaption></figure><p>Located in <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/563974/inglewood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inglewood</a>, California the new stadium not only shapes the future of a sports team but of a city. According to Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. he "sees his city rising again after hard times and double-digit unemployment further damaged Inglewood&rsquo;s psyche following the loss of its identity as a spor...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150119796/can-architecture-brace-itself-during-the-polar-vortex-here-are-5-examples-of-structures-designed-to-withstand-freezing-temperatures Can architecture brace itself during the Polar Vortex? Here are 5 examples of structures designed to withstand freezing temperatures Katherine Guimapang 2019-02-03T10:49:00-05:00 >2019-02-06T11:36:47-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/03/039c3c7fd8c572a5dc6be209a81e8ff1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>There's no way to sugar coat it, the Polar Vortex of 2019 has aggressively hit various parts of the world. As people have braced themselves for the cold and frigid temperatures, how does the harsh cold remind us of building more resilient structures? <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/4611/chicago" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago</a> and many other areas in the U.S. have made headlines with its reaction to the Polar Vortex. Photos and videos of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/391736/snow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">snow</a> covered roads, icicle buildings, and frozen bodies of water have graced the media. Although these record-setting temperatures in the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/5076/midwest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Midwest</a> have made a substantial impact on several people, the solution to designing thermal resilient structures is nothing new in the world of architecture.</p> <p>Several architects and designers have constructed buildings that were made to withstand some of the most extreme temperatures. Places that are prone to the cold like <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/240983/antarctic" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Antarctica</a> and <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/342/norway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norway</a> are home to several structures built to withstand such extremes. Below are 5 examples and descriptions of buildings that can brace the cold.</p> ... https://archinect.com/news/article/150119753/the-new-vacation-rental-company-investing-in-contemporary-architecture-and-creative-placemaking The new vacation rental company investing in contemporary architecture and creative placemaking Mackenzie Goldberg 2019-02-01T15:00:00-05:00 >2019-02-01T15:01:00-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3c/3cbc4d1ddea0250ecca7469def7d56c6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>For Joanna Dawes, the desire to create temporary spaces in unsuspecting places is twofold. Influenced by the opportunities caravans and mobile homes have inspired, Dawes finds that <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/970848/temporary-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ephemeral dwellings</a> not only allow the chance to explore different landscapes, but also promise exciting new designs, materials and construction techniques.&nbsp;</p> <p>"This is about exploring new structures, experimenting with new and sustainable materials, and building intimacy with our landscapes for a brief period of time," Dawes explains to me as we discuss <a href="https://www.landstories.co.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Land Stories</a>, a non-profit initiative and vacation rental service that places contemporary architecture in stunning landscapes. The goal, says Dawes, is to foster constructive dialogues about what architecture and design can bring to one's experience of a place as well as the landscape itself.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b3/b35f362e9ab6575a89b095dddae2ce10.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b3/b35f362e9ab6575a89b095dddae2ce10.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>Launched this year, Land Stories will open up its first dwelling, the Lantern, this spring. Designed by the London-based studio <a href="https://emulsionarchitecture.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Emulsion</a>&mdash; whom have worked with Dawes...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150119762/zaha-hadid-design-steps-into-fashion-for-odlo Zaha Hadid Design steps into fashion for Odlo Shane Reiner-Roth 2019-02-01T14:05:00-05:00 >2019-02-01T14:43:14-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/be/be6405f78d51e066fa95f166948679d8.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The Zaha Hadid name has been behind, in its storied past, many products outside of architectural design, including chairs, tables, and even <a href="https://www.alessi.com/us_en/cheese-grater-forma-zh03.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a cheese grater for Alessi</a>.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/91/91af56fe339a896c9ccbd0bec8a4a7df.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/91/91af56fe339a896c9ccbd0bec8a4a7df.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>ZAHA Parka. Photo courtesy of Odlo</figcaption><p><br></p><p>But the Zaha Hadid Design branch of the firm has recently turned its sights towards fashion. Odlo, the Swiss sports performance brand commissioned the architecture firm to design the 'Zaha Line,' a clothing line for its spring/summer 2019 Women&rsquo;s Activewear collection, includes a parka, tights and a bralette.</p></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1d/1d0eb20cdb4dd3a44e714f81570c75ba.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1d/1d0eb20cdb4dd3a44e714f81570c75ba.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>ZAHA Warpknit Tights and ZAHA Warpknit Bralette. Courtesy of Odlo</figcaption></figure><p>According to the company, the Zaha line "adapt[s] to the anatomy and physiology of the human body, [and] incorporates layering techniques to give optimum performance and design." The parka's flock-print increases comfort during strenuous exercise, the tights use 'warp knit technology' to provide full freedom of movement, and the bralette features 'bio-centric body-mapping' to provide climate control and flexibility....</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150119655/are-there-other-ways-to-imagine-sculpture-s-relationship-to-architecture Are there other ways to imagine sculpture's relationship to architecture? Shane Reiner-Roth 2019-01-31T18:36:00-05:00 >2019-01-31T18:38:18-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0d/0de9e5779e170a1775efdb80ba9b49c1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>We&rsquo;re used to images of nature reclaiming abandoned buildings &ndash; but artists Filthy Luker and Pedro Estrellas have put a playful twist on this concept. They&rsquo;ve erected a giant sea monster that appears to burst through an abandoned warehouse in Philadelphia&rsquo;s Navy Yard.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The relationship between public sculpture and architecture has been the subject of sharp criticism among architects. James Wines of SITE famously referred to most of what the sculptures typically installed in building plazas as "plop art," suggesting that they rarely contribute to the architecture on their sites but rather carelessly sit in front of them. Rachel Whiteread, a British sculptor, has taken on the same criticism, suggesting that much of the public art in her native London is &ldquo;ill thought-out and put in places that it shouldn&rsquo;t necessarily be.&rdquo;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9b/9b4355f10d9f83329c5fe79bcc2c1492.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9b/9b4355f10d9f83329c5fe79bcc2c1492.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>While Wines, Whiteread and other designers of the built environment continue to search for ways to integrate sculpture into architecture, Group X&nbsp;may have found a bold way forward. The anonymous art collective produced &lsquo;Sea Monsters HERE,&rsquo; &nbsp;made up of 20 tentacles, each around 40 feet long, bursting through an abandoned warehouse&rsquo;s steel skin and windows in Philadelphia's Navy Yard. </p> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BovG2GJnjAI/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <p> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BovG2GJnjAI/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Th...</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150119475/sn-hetta-completes-swarovski-s-luminous-crystal-manufacturing-facility-in-austria Snøhetta completes Swarovski's luminous crystal manufacturing facility in Austria Justine Testado 2019-01-30T20:49:00-05:00 >2019-02-01T18:52:20-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e4/e448d759de7c29dffa1c31a4d9379d04.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/snohetta" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta</a>'s new <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/220620/swarovski" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swarovski</a> Manufaktur in Wattens, Austria brings creative design, rapid prototyping, and technical production under one porous roof.</p> <p>To enter the Manufaktur, visitors first walk through a bridge from Campus 311, a new office location in an old factory building that has an interior with a dark color palette.&nbsp;Visitors then walk into the brighter interior of the Manufaktur, which features white walls and light birch wood panels that cover the floor and a sculptural platform on the second floor.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1e/1e60b3c96d741e993f5df09ddd6bd5c7.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1e/1e60b3c96d741e993f5df09ddd6bd5c7.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo &copy; David Schreyer.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d6/d6b7a25f536b50db5d7c3dc2f599e6c5.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d6/d6b7a25f536b50db5d7c3dc2f599e6c5.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo &copy; David Schreyer.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c4/c4c28dddf3c8f28c99ec475251167fdd.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c4/c4c28dddf3c8f28c99ec475251167fdd.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo &copy; David Schreyer.</figcaption></figure><p>In designing the building, Sn&oslash;hetta drew inspiration from the ephemeral elements of a crystal, like incorporating natural daylight. &ldquo;Crystals only come to life with light, so for us it is the intense presence of that daylight that is the most important aesthetic aspect of this building,&rdquo; said&nbsp;Patrick L&uuml;th, Managing Director of Sn&oslash;hetta&rsquo;s Studio in Innsbruck.<br></p> <p>The self-supporting, white steel ceiling&nbsp;consists of a r...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150119454/snarkitecture-s-blockbuster-ball-pit-comes-to-chicago-s-navy-pier Snarkitecture's blockbuster ball pit comes to Chicago's Navy Pier Mackenzie Goldberg 2019-01-30T15:41:00-05:00 >2019-01-31T14:00:23-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6c/6c057e11689566417e36c988077ce3f0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>As temperatures plummet across the Midwest, things are heating up at <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/33279/navy-pier" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago's Navy Pier</a>, where a massive art installation has transformed the giant venue into a plastic beach.&nbsp;Created by <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/94643/snarkitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Snarkitecture</a>, one million monochromatic, antimicrobial balls have filled the Aron Grand Ballroom alongside deck chair seating and pool toys in order to give the controlled 72-degree environment a beach day vibe.</p> <p><em></em>The interactive installation,&nbsp;<em>The Beach Chicago</em>, is a reiteration of the New York-based design practice's blockbuster ball pit that <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/131329607/snarkitecture-s-10-000-sq-ft-indoor-beach-at-the-national-building-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">took over</a> the National Building Museum's Great Hall in 2015. A top visitor attraction, and heavily instagrammed exhibit,&nbsp;<em>the Beach&nbsp;</em>has since travelled across the world to cities such as Tampa, Paris and Bangkok.</p> <p>For Chicago, the modern pop up will run until February 3rd.&nbsp;In partnership with Expo Chicago, it is free to the public and open to guests of all ages. For more, visit the pier's official website <a href="https://navypier.org/event/the-beach-chicago/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150119259/bohlin-cywinski-jackson-designs-new-coorstek-science-and-engineering-center-at-colorado-school-of-mines Bohlin Cywinski Jackson​ designs new CoorsTek science and engineering center at Colorado School of Mines Justine Testado 2019-01-30T11:33:00-05:00 >2019-01-30T14:28:34-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b3/b37d1bfdd2f7ad90f5b0059b82fab7f7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Widely known for designing many of <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150008948/how-to-get-a-job-at-bohlin-cywinski-jackson-architects-of-the-iconic-apple-store" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple's iconic retail stores</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/47974/bohlin-cywinski-jackson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bohlin Cywinski Jackson</a> teamed up with Denver-based&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/14079453/anderson-mason-dale-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anderson Mason Dale Architects</a> to design the CoorsTek Center&nbsp;for Applied Science and Engineering, a new 95,000 square-foot education and research facility that just opened at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/13350/colorado" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Colorado</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>The $50 million four-story campus building houses the College of Applied Science and Engineering and Department of Physics, and will support partnerships among the college's three other departments and two interdisciplinary science programs.&nbsp;The new building also marks a milestone in a multi-generational partnership between Mines, the Coors family, and CoorsTek, a leading technical ceramics manufacturer.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e9/e910cb73ce16c5e536e05579b4013dfc.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e9/e910cb73ce16c5e536e05579b4013dfc.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Nic Lehoux.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5d/5db32248caa085397935044ced50d8d2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5d/5db32248caa085397935044ced50d8d2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Nic Lehoux.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/90/9024cae7c5183a3104b1e79032ff956e.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/90/9024cae7c5183a3104b1e79032ff956e.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Ron Pollard.</figcaption></figure><p>The Center's design draws from the site's historic context and the surrounding Front Range landscape.&nbsp;Its metal and glass facade is vertically punctuated by service cores clad in dark masonry...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150119009/inspiration-from-italian-ceramic-and-tile-push-architects-and-designers-to-submit-their-best-ideas Inspiration from Italian ceramic and tile push architects and designers to submit their best ideas Sponsor 2019-01-28T13:36:00-05:00 >2019-01-28T14:02:44-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4f/4f1ad57764581ee475cc16199a5ec078.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ce/cee9169b470fb7d5983964a5147ac5e8.gif"></figure><p><strong>This post is brought to you by&nbsp;<a href="http://tilecompetition.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition</a>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>In its 26th year, the <a href="http://tilecompetition.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition</a> challenges architects and designers to create outstanding works through the use of Italian ceramics and porcelain tile. A well known building material, ceramic and tile usage can be found through out architecture's historical timeline. As modern technology and advancement in building materials has progressed the beauty in ceramic and tiles still remains.&nbsp;</p> <p>This year architects and designers are invited to submit their projects that utilize Italian ceramic tiles in an aesthetically beautiful, original, and functional way. Past winners of the competition include leading industry names such as &nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/3801/gensler" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gensler</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1141696/cooper-carry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cooper Carry</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/529346/renzo-piano-building-workshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renzo Piano Building Workshop</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/4055/daniel-libeskind" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Libeskind</a>, and more.&nbsp;</p> <p>Last year's commercial category winner, Studio Libeskind, used 3D geometric-patterned stone tiles to accentuate the building's facade. The residential commission, Sapphire, was built in Berlin...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150118865/what-happens-when-one-of-youtube-s-most-popular-car-reviewers-reviews-a-house What happens when one of YouTube's most popular car reviewers reviews a house? Shane Reiner-Roth 2019-01-28T11:15:00-05:00 >2019-01-29T10:10:52-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c0/c03ac3bb36a6d8c1ee6b0d122058a1f5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>This $2 million house is perched on an ocean cliff. Today I'm showing you the quirks and features of this rather unusual house. It's not a car, but it's still interesting, and quirky, and exciting -- and this house is worth checking out.</p></em><br /><br /><p>What happens when a world famous car reviewer turns his sights towards a house? While on vacation, Doug Demuro of YouTube fame&nbsp;couldn't help but review the 2 million dollar home he was staying in on the island of Nantucket. His insights were impressively thorough and refreshingly unlike those one might expect from an architectural critic or historian.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/db/dbd8efd8d6f978c352e0bcaeb79fbdb1.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/db/dbd8efd8d6f978c352e0bcaeb79fbdb1.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Video still. "Here's a Tour of a $2 Million House on an Ocean Cliff." YouTube.</figcaption></figure><p>Demuro highlighted the "quirks and features" of the custom-built home, just as he does the production cars on his channel to a fan base of over 2.5 million subscribers, including the porthole window in the upper bedroom, the sunken outdoor eating area and its interminable outlet layout.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d5/d523140883c9e50e1693e437ce5dd5e0.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d5/d523140883c9e50e1693e437ce5dd5e0.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Video still. "Here's a Tour of a $2 Million House on an Ocean Cliff." YouTube.</figcaption></figure><p>Watch below for the full review, and consider whether we might anticipate a future in which architecture is the subject of study on YouTube in the same fashion as we have normalized car reviews and...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150118782/can-the-government-really-tell-us-what-s-beautiful-the-uk-government-attempts-to-put-beauty-first-in-order-to-solve-building-issues Can the government really tell us what's beautiful? The UK government attempts to put beauty first in order to solve building issues Katherine Guimapang 2019-01-28T09:15:00-05:00 >2019-01-27T16:01:38-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/06/0688c95b04b5a6889e427c3ae87eb043.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>The UK government thinks it has got to the heart of the housing crisis: the problem is, new homes just aren&rsquo;t beautiful enough. &ldquo;Build beautifully and get permission,&rdquo; says the housing minister, Kit Malthouse. &ldquo;Build beautifully and communities will actually welcome developers, rather than drive them out of town at the tip of a pitchfork.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to housing minister, Kit Malthouse, the key to solving the housing crisis in the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/3035/uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UK</a> is &ldquo;putting beauty at the heart of our housing and communities policy.&rdquo; On November 3, 2018, the initiative to champion beauty when building better homes was announced through the "Building Better, Building Beautiful" Commission. What was thought to initiate a progressive interrogation of how beauty within the built environment would solve problems turned into a "parody of Victorian mores" as parliament debated.&nbsp;</p> <p>Examples of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/2898/government" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">government</a> dabbling in notions of "what is beautiful, progressive, and architecturally mesmerizing" can be found throughout history. Building quality has decreased over time while monopolies over land and project developments have increased. Rightfully addressed by many it's quite easy to use these government initiatives as distractions from the real issues at hand. Although <em>the Guardian</em> article references the housing crisis in the UK, issues of government influence in ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150118773/mvrdv-to-design-pictographic-mixed-use-project-in-kiel-germany MVRDV to design pictographic mixed-use project in Kiel, Germany Justine Testado 2019-01-26T11:15:00-05:00 >2019-01-28T13:40:52-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7a/7a10598917d5703fc4f27e988d33dcfd.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>A new mixed-use dubbed as the &ldquo;KoolKiel&rdquo; by <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/327/mvrdv" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MVRDV</a> is in the works to redevelop a former industrial site in Kiel, Germany.&nbsp;The 65,000 m2 project will use a flexible design system to accommodate for future needs of the community as the area develops.</p> <p>The site of KoolKiel is currently occupied by a large, single-story building that once stored chains for ships and then became the location where Werner comics were printed during the early 1980s. These days, the building is known as&nbsp;W8 Medienzentrum and houses a unique collection of tenants, who are mostly media and creative companies.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a0/a0475522daa49cfca4d3487f821faca9.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a0/a0475522daa49cfca4d3487f821faca9.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image &copy; MVRDV.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/70/70aeeac2403530716752cd12f6738cc5.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/70/70aeeac2403530716752cd12f6738cc5.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image &copy; MVRDV.</figcaption></figure><p>MVRDV's proposed design retains the&nbsp;W8's existing structure as commercial units topped with apartment units. Next to the&nbsp;W8 Medienzentrum will be a new building with a zig-zagging plinth containing office and retail spaces, which will be topped by housing blocks and a small office tower. At the end of the site, a 250-room hotel tower will connect to the zig-zag plinth through a ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150118777/what-s-in-a-name-let-s-have-the-public-decide-what-thomas-heatherwick-s-nyc-installation-should-be-called "What's in a name?" Let's have the public decide what Thomas Heatherwick's NYC installation should be called Katherine Guimapang 2019-01-25T19:38:00-05:00 >2019-01-31T10:51:31-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/26/26d6fa8a1ef05ba18d442f6d320feb1e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Thomas Heatherwick&rsquo;s 150-foot-tall, honeycomb-shaped climbable public art installation at Hudson Yards is set to open for public climbing in March along with the complex&rsquo;s Shops and Restaurants on March 15. Known for some time as &ldquo;The Vessel,&rdquo; the bronzed steel and concrete structure has no official title as of yet.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/354290/thomas-heatherwick" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Heatherwick's</a> highly anticipated bronzed <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/39742/steel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">steel</a> and concrete structure will have its public debut on March 15th. Having been in the headlines for the past few months the project's most recent update lies in what the structure will be officially named. According to a source from 6sqft, <em><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/811942/vessel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Vessel</a> </em>"was always a placeholder until the public experienced it. We're excited to have the public help us with a name."</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5f/5f87d3e7f5aa31bd6f3948f9c65785ed.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5f/5f87d3e7f5aa31bd6f3948f9c65785ed.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image &copy; Related-Oxford</figcaption></figure><p>According to The <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/53803/hudson-yards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hudson Yard</a>'s website, the structure has been named "<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/160/new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York</a>'s Staircase," a fitting name due to the 154 interconnecting flights of stairs - almost 2,500 individual steps&mdash;and 80 landings. Many have expressed their opinions on the project as a whole. Those who are in favor of the public, interactive landmark are excited about its completion while others have shown their contempt for the project overall.&nbsp;<br></p> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BseCtAAnZ1W/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BseCtAAnZ1W/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turning heads on the @HighlineNYC, looking back at #HeatherwickStudio&rsquo;s centerpiece at ...</a>