Archinect - News 2017-09-22T16:51:39-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150027900/the-quiet-legacy-of-the-late-architect-gin-wong-who-helped-shape-l-a-s-postwar-cityscape The quiet legacy of the late architect Gin Wong, who helped shape L.A.'s postwar cityscape Justine Testado 2017-09-11T19:43:00-04:00 >2017-09-11T19:43:28-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/r8/r8zbeehfeaaoo27s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/r8/r8zbeehfeaaoo27s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/r8/r8zbeehfeaaoo27s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/r8/r8zbeehfeaaoo27s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>In other ways &mdash; in almost every other way &mdash; Wong&rsquo;s career was a study in complexity. Political and ethnic complexity, mostly. And the complicated question of credit in architecture: Who gets it, who doesn&rsquo;t and who has the authority to hand it out. [...] If not for the persistence of that narrative, Gin Wong&rsquo;s contribution to postwar L.A. would be far better understood. It&rsquo;s that simple.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In a recent column, Christopher Hawthorne highlights the quiet legacy of architect Gin Wong, who passed away September 1 at the age of 94. Wong worked as director of design for William Pereira in the 1960s before opening his own firm in 1973. Some of his projects include LAX's original design in the 1950s, the swooping Union 76 gas station in Beverly Hills, the ARCO Tower, and the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco, to name a few. In stories like Wong's, Hawthorne questions the &ldquo;tricky conversation of authorship, which remains stunted in architecture&rdquo;.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150024685/cavalry-360-imitates-forgotten-sounds-amidst-quintessential-english-landscape Cavalry 360° imitates forgotten sounds amidst quintessential English landscape Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-08-26T04:00:00-04:00 >2017-08-26T21:16:03-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ia/ia3wc46m5bpgsimb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ia/ia3wc46m5bpgsimb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ia/ia3wc46m5bpgsimb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ia/ia3wc46m5bpgsimb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Last month, Cavalry 360&deg;, a vast site-specific musical instrument designed by NEON opened&nbsp;on the banks of the North Tyne, UK. The structure uses&nbsp;the force of 32 wind turbines to create an ever-changing sound of the cavalry moving across the landscape&mdash;horse&rsquo;s hooves hitting the ground. <br></p> <p>Arranged in a circular form to allow people to step into the work, Cavalry 360&deg;&nbsp;measures 3.5 meters high and 12 meters across. In the setting of a quintessential English landscape, the work seeks to connect the visitor to the place's long history, manifested in the preserved walls of the Roman cavalry fort.&nbsp;The constantly altering in direction and rhythm&nbsp;sound is created by beaters, the number of which represents the 500 horse that used to inhabit the site.</p> <figure><figure><a href="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/uploads/v4/v43c1h77m6e2h4xt.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/1028x/v4/v43c1h77m6e2h4xt.jpg"></a><figcaption>Photography: Lightly Frozen / English Heritage / Anthony Chappel-Ross<em>.</em></figcaption></figure></figure><p>Kevin Booth, Senior Curator at English Heritage, noted, "It is designed to connect the viewer with the environment, to invite people to look through the work at the landscape bey...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150022624/meet-henry-wilcots-the-overlooked-african-american-architect-who-completed-louis-kahn-s-dhaka-national-assembly Meet Henry Wilcots, the overlooked African-American architect who completed Louis Kahn's Dhaka National Assembly Justine Testado 2017-08-14T13:59:00-04:00 >2017-08-25T15:49:37-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/04/04lacg44498e8mim.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/04/04lacg44498e8mim.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/04/04lacg44498e8mim.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/04/04lacg44498e8mim.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>It would be the decisive moment in Wilcots&rsquo; life. By saying yes, he ended up devoting more than 20 years to helping Kahn build the new capital...The meetings would cause him to move to Philadelphia, a place that at the time seemed to him far less welcoming to African Americans than Dhaka. When Kahn suffered a fatal heart attack in 1974...Wilcots would assume the awesome task of finishing a Louis Kahn masterpiece.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This article sheds light on the story of Henry Wilcots (now 89 years old), the much overlooked architect who was responsible for completing Louis Kahn's Dhaka National Assembly masterpiece. Dubbed as the &ldquo;Kahn whisperer&rdquo; by fellow colleagues, the calm-and-collected Wilcots was able to have a smooth working relationship with Kahn, the article says.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150018163/win-elastic-architecture-frederick-kiesler-and-design-research-in-the-first-age-of-robotic-culture Win “Elastic Architecture: Frederick Kiesler and Design Research in the First Age of Robotic Culture”! Justine Testado 2017-07-28T10:30:00-04:00 >2017-07-28T11:13:30-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kk/kk5i60s9jblybtj1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kk/kk5i60s9jblybtj1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kk/kk5i60s9jblybtj1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kk/kk5i60s9jblybtj1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>&ldquo;Elastic Architecture: Frederick Kiesler and Design Research in the First Age of Robotic Culture&rdquo; is the first scholarly book on the architecture of Frederick Kiesler, who was once dubbed as the &ldquo;the greatest non-building architect of our time&rdquo; by Philip Johnson back in 1960. Authored by Stephen Phillips, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/65056169/stephen-phillips-architects-sparchs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SPARCHS</a> principal and an architecture professor at <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/2668666/california-polytechnic-state-university-san-luis-obispo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cal Poly San Luis Obispo</a>, the 384-page hardcover book delves into Kiesler's interdisciplinary research and design practice.&nbsp;</p> <p>Thanks to publisher <a href="https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/elastic-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT Press</a>, Archinect is giving away five copies of &ldquo;Elastic Architecture&rdquo; to our readers!&nbsp;Read on for more.<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/rl/rl70ttpytt15qq9c.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/rl/rl70ttpytt15qq9c.jpg"></a></p> <figcaption>Frederick Kiesler, concept of &ldquo;expansion.&rdquo; Saks Fifth Avenue show window, New York, 1929. Photograph by Karl John Worsinger. From Frederick Kiesler, Contemporary Art Applied to the Store and Its Display, 1930.</figcaption></figure><p>According to Phillips, Frederick Kiesler &ldquo;established a new career trajectory for architects not as master builders, but as research practitioners whose innovative means and me...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150017433/dig-into-more-photos-of-big-s-invisible-tirpitz-museum Dig into more photos of BIG's “invisible” Tirpitz Museum Justine Testado 2017-07-13T16:19:00-04:00 >2017-07-14T13:41:37-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xa/xagrocb771nbbyfm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xa/xagrocb771nbbyfm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xa/xagrocb771nbbyfm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xa/xagrocb771nbbyfm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a>-designed Tirpitz Museum in the Danish coastal town of Bl&aring;vand recently had its grand opening and already appears to be attracting plenty of visitors to the historic site. Unlike its heftier neighbor, the German WWII Tirpitz bunker, the museum finely cuts into the dune landscape and appears to be hidden.&nbsp;</p> <p>The project's distinct form has already drawn a quirky comparison to a&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150016442/bjarke-ingels-compares-the-shape-of-the-just-opened-tirpitz-bunker-museum-to-a-freshly-sliced-hot-potato" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;freshly sliced hot potato&rdquo;</a>&nbsp;from&nbsp;Bjarke Ingels himself. On the flip side, the museum is designed to serve as a &ldquo;portal to the Danish West Coast's treasure trove of hidden stories&rdquo;, says Claus Kjeld Jensen, the Director of the Varde Museum. The Tirpitz Museum intends to take visitors on a scenic journey through the light and dark chapters of the region's history.</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/3j/3jqbqus7bobjm6m5.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/3j/3jqbqus7bobjm6m5.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Mike Bink</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/1t/1t0ifc7zmj8fr9gc.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/1t/1t0ifc7zmj8fr9gc.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photos: Mike Bink</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/4p/4pxg0u40j6ajx6gl.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/4p/4pxg0u40j6ajx6gl.jpg"></a> </p><figcaption>Photo: Colin John Seymour</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/5a/5a2oeytbbhlsyfm5.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/5a/5a2oeytbbhlsyfm5.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Colin John Seymour</figcaption></figure><p>The 2,800 m2 museum complex consists of concrete, steel, glass, and wood &mdash; four materials and elements that are also found in existing structures and landscape of ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150015109/bjarke-ingels-tirpitz-bunker-hill-museum-in-denmark-to-open-on-june-30 Bjarke Ingels' Tirpitz bunker hill​ museum in Denmark to open on June 30 Justine Testado 2017-06-28T18:33:00-04:00 >2017-06-28T18:38:17-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8a/8a1q5s4lfazqd79g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8a/8a1q5s4lfazqd79g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8a/8a1q5s4lfazqd79g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8a/8a1q5s4lfazqd79g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The elegant new museum [...] is the antithesis of its hefty, imposing neighbour [the Tirpitz, part of Hitler&rsquo;s Atlantic Wall]. A series of incisions appear in the sand dunes, leading to a hidden, airy square from which the exhibition spaces radiate [...] Visitors embark on a &ldquo;daylight&rdquo; journey and a &ldquo;darkened experience&rdquo; that tell the story of how the tides brought wealth and stability to the area on the one hand, and took lives on the other.&#8203;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, the new&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/86848249/big-s-bl-vand-bunker-museum-to-be-built-in-historic-dune-landscape-in-varde-denmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bl&aring;vand bunker hill museum</a> in Denmark's West Jutland region will be opening to the public on June 30. Integrated into a historic sand dune next to the Nazi-era Tirpitz bunker, the elegant museum is a &ldquo;light antithesis to bunker architecture&rdquo;, BIG describes. The museum will feature three exhibitions designed by Tinker Imagineers that explore both the lighter and darker chapters of the region's history.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150014047/screening-of-100-women-architects-in-the-studio-of-frank-lloyd-wright-on-june-28th Screening of "100 Women Architects in the Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright" on June 28th Julia Ingalls 2017-06-22T20:03:00-04:00 >2017-06-22T20:06:24-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f4/f4d42cnebqhvpxey.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f4/f4d42cnebqhvpxey.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f4/f4d42cnebqhvpxey.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f4/f4d42cnebqhvpxey.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Featuring a talk by&nbsp;Dr. Ann Rubbo on the artist and architect Marion Mahony Griffin, this screening of "A Girl is a Fellow Here: 100 Women Architects in the Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright" at the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/34491/center-for-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Center for Architecture</a> in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/160/new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York</a> on June 28th at 6 p.m. investigates Wright's history of working with women, focusing on six ladies who worked with the architect, including&nbsp;Marion Mahony Griffin, Isabel Roberts, Lois&nbsp;Gottlieb, Jane Duncombe, Eleanore Pettersen, and Read Weber. Here's a trailer for the film:</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150004947/digging-through-architectural-treasures-at-the-avery-drawings-and-archives Digging through architectural treasures at the Avery Drawings and Archives Alexander Walter 2017-04-27T17:39:00-04:00 >2017-04-28T10:14:52-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4b/4be622b3d6857d9d44a6e531f37b9620?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4b/4be622b3d6857d9d44a6e531f37b9620?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4b/4be622b3d6857d9d44a6e531f37b9620?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4b/4be622b3d6857d9d44a6e531f37b9620?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Uptown and underground is the home of a dense community of New York architects, their colleagues, clients, and friends, their skyscrapers and townhouses. They are the denizens of the boxes and the file folders of the Avery Drawings and Archives, one of the richest collections of American architectural drawings and records. For the last 36 years, Janet Parks, curator [...], has been mayor of this town, located in the lower level of Columbia University&rsquo;s Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"The trove of drawings, which took a good 18 months to sort through, contained the physical traces of a long-gone city &mdash; and&nbsp;not just how it looked. Parks remembers opening a tightly sealed tube of drawings: &ldquo;This wafting smell of cologne and pipe tobacco came out. It had been trapped inside. We all stood around it and we were back in the 1920s.&rdquo;"</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149998378/jane-jacobs-and-robert-moses-star-in-citizen-jane-battle-for-the-city-documentary-coming-to-u-s-theaters-in-april Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses star in “Citizen Jane: Battle for the City” documentary, coming to U.S. theaters in April Justine Testado 2017-03-20T16:15:00-04:00 >2017-04-27T09:01:04-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pk/pkxd6tqkxbipzje4.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pk/pkxd6tqkxbipzje4.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pk/pkxd6tqkxbipzje4.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pk/pkxd6tqkxbipzje4.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The historic feud between Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses is hitting the silver screen in &ldquo;Citizen Jane: Battle for the City&rdquo;, a fairly new feature-length documentary&nbsp;directed by Matt Tyrnauer and produced by Robert Hammond (co-founder and executive director of NYC's Friends of the High Line).&nbsp;Following premieres at DOC NYC and the Toronto International Film Festival last year, &ldquo;Citizen Jane&rdquo; will be released in theaters and on demand in the U.S. on April 21.</p><p>Set in the 1950s and '60s in New York City, the film centers around Jane Jacobs' fight against Robert Moses' ruthless urban &ldquo;renewal&rdquo; schemes&nbsp;that targeted NYC's &ldquo;slums&rdquo; and its vital communities&nbsp;&mdash; a situation that many cities worldwide still face today. It also sheds light on European&nbsp;modernist ideals of architecture and urban design finding its place in the U.S., according to <a href="https://medium.com/urban-design-and-planning/an-entirely-unbiased-review-of-citizen-jane-de53f128310e#.d4vesk81q" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">one film review</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/07/07q8rgeis7xagywo.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;We realized that no one had done a film about Jane Jacobs,&rdquo; Producer Robert Hammond said in a statement. &ldquo;She came up with her own common s...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149992437/the-resounding-success-of-allied-works-architecture-s-national-music-center The resounding success of Allied Works Architecture's "National Music Center" Julia Ingalls 2017-02-16T20:39:00-05:00 >2017-02-23T12:37:20-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2q/2q4fc60gfv2l34rz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2q/2q4fc60gfv2l34rz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2q/2q4fc60gfv2l34rz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2q/2q4fc60gfv2l34rz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Incorporating both physical and intangible elements of Canada's musical history, the National Music Center by Allied Works is a nine-towered, terra-cotta tile clad complex that not only ropes a 112-year old hotel/blues club into the mix, but creates the kind of spaces suited for gazing dreamily into one's future.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/rw/rw9hayjyf11477y2.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/qa/qaypnq4qbql97gpe.jpg"></p><p>According to&nbsp;Brad Cloepfil, Principal at Allied Works Architecture, the structure was "inspired by the light, landscape and geography of the northern prairie."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/cp/cpo69lgz4ipx30fb.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/ka/ka8w5hkxzboktvnl.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/2a/2at1om7kuudeucx2.jpg"></p><p>He goes on to note that "Studio Bell was created to&nbsp;amplify&nbsp;the rich history and future possibilities of Canadian music. The building aspires to create a sense&nbsp;of wonder and mystery, inspiring the visitor to explore. Nine separate towers rise five floors above the&nbsp;street, each resonating with music and activity. The building is alive with the life of music throughout its&nbsp;exhibition, recording, editing, performance and education spaces. The distinct vessels of music are&nbsp;bound together by the space between them, moments ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149983468/the-stonehenge-in-the-amazon-reveals-an-unexpected-ancient-history The "Stonehenge" in the Amazon reveals an unexpected ancient history Julia Ingalls 2016-12-20T18:03:00-05:00 >2016-12-22T07:18:56-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xj/xjqbrzet48baoh5c.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xj/xjqbrzet48baoh5c.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xj/xjqbrzet48baoh5c.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xj/xjqbrzet48baoh5c.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Roughly one thousand years ago, a civilization in what is now known as the Brailizan Amazon constructed what appears to be an astronomical observation structure that, thanks to its inadvertent discovery by a tree-razing cattle ranch foreman in the 1990s, has been dubbed the area's "Stonehenge." This <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/14/world/americas/brazil-amazon-megaliths-stonehenge.html?_r=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Times</a> article explores how the structure's existence undermines the idea that the Amazon was a lush, vacant backwoods just waitin' for that first touch of human civilization. Instead, many archeaologists increasingly hypothesize that the structure was either used for ritual ceremonies or as a kind of landmark for agriculture and hunting. Archeaologists also speculate that the area hosted a cilivilzation of up to 10 million people, as evidenced by ancient road networks and settlements found nearby.</p><p>Other cool breakthroughs in archaeology thanks to architectural discoveries:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149982755/one-of-the-best-long-reads-of-2016-explores-the-demise-of-a-medieval-u-s-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One of the best long reads of 2016 explores the demise of a medieval U.S. city</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979032/three-pyramids-in-one-mayan-kukulkan-pyramid-is-an-architectural-russian-nesting-doll" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Three pyramids in one: Mayan Ku...</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149981220/unfold-berlin-s-modern-architectural-history-in-this-nifty-paper-map Unfold Berlin's modern architectural history in this nifty paper map Justine Testado 2016-12-02T14:22:00-05:00 >2016-12-10T19:36:34-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5e/5e36jeh3hhatlpgp.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5e/5e36jeh3hhatlpgp.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5e/5e36jeh3hhatlpgp.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5e/5e36jeh3hhatlpgp.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>At nearly 350 square miles, [Berlin is] a difficult city to tour without some guidance. Its vastness is doubly inconvenient for architecture buffs...The [Modern Berlin Map] documents 50 buildings, selected by Berlin-based journalist Matthew Tempest. Unfolded, the front of the guide displays the landmarks on a map of Berlin, while the reverse catalogues the buildings in chronological order. This provides a unique lens through which to track the city&rsquo;s political shifts.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Want more travel tips for Berlin? Check out Archinect's Berlin Travel Guide, which features recommendations from J&uuml;rgen Mayer H:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132034420/let-j-rgen-mayer-h-help-plan-your-next-trip-to-berlin-with-his-own-travel-tips" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Let J&uuml;rgen Mayer H. help plan your next trip to Berlin with his own travel tips</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149977308/step-inside-the-first-u-s-exhibition-of-pierre-chareau-co-architect-of-the-maison-de-verre Step inside the first U.S. exhibition of Pierre Chareau, co-architect of the Maison de Verre Justine Testado 2016-11-08T13:01:00-05:00 >2016-11-11T20:32:31-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/u1/u1xa9b65koxhfp71.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/u1/u1xa9b65koxhfp71.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/u1/u1xa9b65koxhfp71.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/u1/u1xa9b65koxhfp71.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Pierre Chareau was a French architect and designer best known for the groundbreaking Maison de Verre in Paris that he designed with Dutch architect Bernard Bijvoet. However, Chareau's diverse body of work has received hardly any exposure in the U.S. Thanks to a collaboration between <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106441/diller-scofidio-renfro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diller Scofidio + Renfro</a> and the Jewish Museum in New York City, Chareau's work made its U.S. debut last Friday in the exhibition, &ldquo;Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design&rdquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lf/lf5uh156ltls78e6.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v8/v8z6tgsz6fgywduc.jpg"><em>Pierre Chareau and Bernard Bijvoet, Maison de Verre, 1928-1932.</em></p><p>After Chareau fled Paris from German occupation during World War II, his own designs and his vast art collection were scattered when he sold them, as he tried to rebuild his career in New York. The exhibition attempts to piece together parts of Chareau's life and works during those trying times, while integrating in-vogue media and technology that can appeal to today's broader audience.</p><p>The exhibition still dedicates much of itself to Chareau's seminal work, the Mais...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149972266/a-new-beginning-for-rosa-parks-detroit-home A new beginning for Rosa Parks' Detroit home Justine Testado 2016-10-05T18:11:00-04:00 >2016-10-05T18:12:10-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/86/86033hd7rcu3e3b8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/86/86033hd7rcu3e3b8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/86/86033hd7rcu3e3b8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/86/86033hd7rcu3e3b8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>[Rosa Parks' home] on South Deacon Street had become blighted and faced demolition in recent years, but its fortunes have since changed. The home&rsquo;s facade has been removed and will be refashioned into a replica-style artwork that will be shown in museums across Europe...&ldquo;She loved the city, but I don't think the city loved her very much back,&rdquo; [Parks' niece Rhea] McCauley said. &ldquo;This house should have been preserved here. But we live in a world where every other project takes precedence.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>You would think that the Detroit home of Rosa Parks would have more easily garnered local support for its preservation in the present day. But as Parks' niece Rhea McCauley described, her aunt was still treated with hostility when she moved into the city in 1957, two years after she refused to give up her bus seat. That attitude seems to have carried on as McCauley struggled to find a backer to preserve the home, saying that &ldquo;Doors have been slammed in [her] face&rdquo;.</p><p>Luckily, McCauley was able to get help from artist <a href="http://www.ryan-mendoza.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ryan Mendoza</a>, who will transform the house's facade into a replica-style art piece that will tour museums across Europe. Why Europe?&nbsp;Mendoza, who acknowledged that he isn't even from Detroit, says it's &ldquo;a statement about the lack of interest in preserving the home in the city where it actually existed&rdquo;.</p><p>h/t <a href="http://qz.com/799994/american-artist-ryan-mendoza-is-moving-rosa-parkss-house-from-detroit-to-berlin-to-save-it-from-demolition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Quartz</a></p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957644/carrying-a-racist-legacy-highways-today-play-a-central-role-in-civil-rights-activism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carrying a racist legacy, highways today play a central role in civil rights activism</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149963895/from-enslavement-to-mass-incarceration" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130178109/that-new-texas-confederate-memorial-on-martin-luther-king-jr-drive" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">That new Texas Confede...</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149965503/the-unfinished-charm-of-the-smithsonian-s-arts-and-industries-building The “unfinished charm” of the Smithsonian's Arts and Industries Building Justine Testado 2016-08-26T18:01:00-04:00 >2016-09-04T11:32:29-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a3/a3jj5h3xsq989fkc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a3/a3jj5h3xsq989fkc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a3/a3jj5h3xsq989fkc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a3/a3jj5h3xsq989fkc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>With its colorful facade, arched windows, spires and rotunda, the A&amp;I (as it's often called) is a festive relief...But despite the perky building's popularity, its reopening was hardly grand. Why so little fanfare? Lack of funding seems to be one explanation ...the building's "unfinished character is one of its charms...It hasn't always been as gently used as we would like. But that's an important part of our history &mdash; Smithsonian history and American history."</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149958646/the-seagram-building-after-the-four-seasons-maintaining-a-costly-landmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Seagram Building after the Four Seasons: maintaining a costly landmark</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149948814/rip-bruce-goff-s-bavinger-house-demolished" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIP: Bruce Goff's Bavinger House demolished</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938957/preserving-central-asia-s-ancient-architecture-through-code" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Preserving Central Asia's ancient architecture through code</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145516502/the-race-to-complete-the-capitol-dome-restoration-in-time-for-the-inauguration-of-the-45th-u-s-president" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The race to complete the Capitol dome restoration in time for the inauguration of the 45th U.S. President</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149965477/back-when-architecture-was-an-olympic-competition Back when architecture was an Olympic competition Justine Testado 2016-08-26T14:42:00-04:00 >2016-09-04T11:32:36-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vb/vb3w0eg6fdkwazyy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vb/vb3w0eg6fdkwazyy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vb/vb3w0eg6fdkwazyy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vb/vb3w0eg6fdkwazyy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>It may be a part of the Olympics the world forgot, but from 1912 to 1948, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) handed out medals across five creative arts categories including architecture...Following the 1948 games, the IOC abandoned the Olympic art competition due to the significantly high number of professionals entering, which went against the spirit of the games being an amateur competition.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149963407/climate-change-will-make-finding-a-host-city-for-the-2088-olympics-incredibly-difficult" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Climate change will make finding a host city for the 2088 Olympics incredibly difficult</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149964890/now-that-the-olympics-have-ended-what-s-in-store-for-rio-s-stadiums" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Now that the Olympics have ended, what's in store for Rio's stadiums?</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961406/how-are-london-s-olympic-grounds-being-used-4-years-later" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How are London's Olympic grounds being used 4 years later?</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149959104/on-decentralizing-the-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">On decentralizing the Olympics</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149960427/looking-into-the-white-house-s-much-longer-history-of-slave-labor Looking into the White House's “much longer history” of slave labor Justine Testado 2016-07-28T15:17:00-04:00 >2016-08-02T02:14:10-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kk/kkw4r2jnusb15ny2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kk/kkw4r2jnusb15ny2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kk/kkw4r2jnusb15ny2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kk/kkw4r2jnusb15ny2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>I think it was a wonderful moment in American history. I thought what Michelle Obama was attempting to do was to draw that link to show that it isn't just what's going on in the White House now and isn't it great that there's a black family there, but there's a much longer history that needs to be appreciated... [It was] just grueling, grueling kind of work. And nobody was really willing ... to do it. So slave labor played a massive role in getting this city built.</p></em><br /><br /><p>During <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZNWYqDU948" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">her speech</a> at the DNC on Monday, First Lady Michelle Obama alluded to the White House's history of slave labor during the 1790s. NPR interviews Clarence Lusane,&nbsp;chairperson of Howard University's political science department and author of &ldquo;The Black History of the White House&rdquo;, who gives his two cents on the historically significant topic.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123209093/the-secret-service-wants-to-build-a-fake-white-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Secret Service wants to build a fake White House</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/68426243/what-the-white-house-looks-like-completely-gutted" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What the White House Looks Like Completely Gutted</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149960250/obama-chooses-jackson-park-as-the-site-for-his-presidential-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Obama chooses Jackson Park as the site for his Presidential Center</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149958855/yeah-so-about-melania-trump-s-architecture-degree" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yeah, so about Melania Trump's architecture degree...</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149959721/moscow-s-own-version-of-pok-mon-go-will-let-you-catch-famous-figures-from-russian-history Moscow's own version of Pokémon Go will let you "catch" famous figures from Russian history Alexander Walter 2016-07-25T13:46:00-04:00 >2016-11-07T10:16:03-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ul/ul5j1o8a3f0aa0je.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ul/ul5j1o8a3f0aa0je.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ul/ul5j1o8a3f0aa0je.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ul/ul5j1o8a3f0aa0je.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Moscow City Hall has announced the launch of its own version of online game &ldquo;Pokemon Go.&rdquo; Russians will be asked to find and "catch" historical figures in the streets of the capital via an app called &ldquo;Know Moscow.Photo.&rdquo; [...] people will be able to catch and take a selfie with [...] Yury Gagarin, Alexander Pushkin, Pyotr Chaikovsky, [founder of the first Russian university] Mikhail Lomonosov, Ivan the Terrible, Peter the Great, Napoleon Bonaparte and the tsar Aleksei Mikhailovich,&rdquo; [...]</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957911/no-pok-mon-go-is-not-an-urban-fantasy-for-the-new-flaneur" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">No, Pok&eacute;mon Go is not an urban fantasy for the new flaneur</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944736/moscow-s-metro-expansion-moves-ahead-of-schedule" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moscow's metro expansion moves ahead of schedule</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935791/moscow-s-iconic-shukhov-tower-added-to-world-monuments-fund-watch-list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moscow's iconic Shukhov Tower added to World Monuments Fund Watch List</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149959339/watch-seventy-years-of-downtown-la-s-architecture-compared-side-by-side Watch seventy years of Downtown LA's architecture compared side-by-side Alexander Walter 2016-07-22T13:37:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T23:47:21-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h6/h6v874b3ov31elhw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h6/h6v874b3ov31elhw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h6/h6v874b3ov31elhw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h6/h6v874b3ov31elhw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Bunker Hill, an area of roughly five square blocks in downtown Los Angeles, holds a place in city lore similar to that of the water wars or&nbsp;the construction of Dodger Stadium: beginning in 1959, it was the subject of a massive urban-renewal project, in which &ldquo;improvement&rdquo; was generally defined by the people who stood to profit from it [...] subject of this short film by Keven McAlester, which compares what the same streets in downtown Los Angeles looked like in the nineteen-forties and today.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/co/cozaqk4ue0mmjn7e.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9x/9xtk16s2fapmlf1b.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4j/4jguy1fkp8nlm5uc.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g3/g37yko3qk2lrpj2b.jpg"></p><p><em>Stills via YouTube.</em></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149958688/dtla-s-music-center-plaza-will-get-a-30m-remodel-its-first-since-1964" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DTLA's Music Center Plaza will get a $30M remodel, its first since 1964</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955220/historic-la-times-building-to-be-redeveloped" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Historic LA Times Building to be redeveloped</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149954987/la-s-donut-time-the-lgbtq-landmark-in-tangerine-is-now-permanently-closed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA's Donut Time, the LGBTQ landmark in &ldquo;Tangerine&rdquo;, is now permanently closed</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149956541/eric-owen-moss-wins-top-austrian-honor Eric Owen Moss wins top Austrian honor Julia Ingalls 2016-07-07T13:17:00-04:00 >2016-07-07T13:51:32-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g7/g7s5d0sa3k96btp4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g7/g7s5d0sa3k96btp4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g7/g7s5d0sa3k96btp4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g7/g7s5d0sa3k96btp4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Very few people have a neutral reaction to <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/280/eric-owen-moss-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eric Owen Moss</a>: in his conversation and his work, he can be abrasive, challenging, enlightening, and inspirational. For its part, Austria awarded him with its&nbsp;Decoration of Honor for Science and Art on June 21st, celebrating five decades of practice that have produced the Hayden Tract and the&nbsp;Albuquerque Rail Yards Master Plan, among other works.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nn/nni1syk9fdco8i2u.jpg"></p><p>Culver City's Hayden Tract, which has gradually filled out with Moss' buildings since he was initially commissioned to work on the project in 1991, is arguably one of the most compact yet engrossing architectural walking tours in Los Angeles. Formerly a strip of overlooked industrial warehouses, this part of the city has in the past few decades emerged as a low-slung cultural nexus, rewarding those who take the time to note the unusual and painstakingly rendered structural details. There's a raft of cactuses suspended mid-air, the Cold War afterimage of Stealth, the glass bisected Slash and Backsla...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149953217/eero-saarinen-s-cia-weapon-designing-past Eero Saarinen's CIA weapon-designing past Julia Ingalls 2016-06-22T13:27:00-04:00 >2016-06-30T23:11:41-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ou/ou59iq0lm1hmv9bt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ou/ou59iq0lm1hmv9bt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ou/ou59iq0lm1hmv9bt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ou/ou59iq0lm1hmv9bt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Saarinen&rsquo;s work for the spy agency mostly involved designing models of buildings and weapons that had yet to be built. He even worked on designs for the original war room in the White House. And the people at OSS claimed that he was so good at his job that he could not be replaced.</p></em><br /><br /><p>It's lucky for architecture that Eero Saarinen, who was known in the CIA as "Architectural Designer (Chief, Special Exhibits Division)" wasn't so successful at his work for the agency that he couldn't be replaced, although one wonders how much of that top secret work rubbed off on his later designs...</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6p/6p3p0hxpclt98bsa.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d3/d3s9g9mxxfwup1gw.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zy/zyxxb4tmr8xnw4um.jpg"></p><p>For an in-depth look at trained architects who have succeeded in other pursuits:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/144981919/working-out-of-the-box-scott-paterson-of-ideo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Working Out of the Box: Scott Paterson of IDEO</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/111260780/working-out-of-the-box-anne-d-rian-architect-turned-mosaic-artist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Working out of the Box: Anne D&eacute;rian, Architect turned Mosaic Artist</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/85837677/working-out-of-the-box-the-sugar-lab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Working out of the Box: The Sugar Lab</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149951568/the-new-ikea-museum-will-open-its-doors-on-june-30 The new IKEA Museum will open its doors on June 30 Justine Testado 2016-06-14T19:13:00-04:00 >2016-06-17T23:52:30-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/aq/aqlpbpyezgqvy6h2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/aq/aqlpbpyezgqvy6h2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/aq/aqlpbpyezgqvy6h2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/aq/aqlpbpyezgqvy6h2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Although the gargantuan stores of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22144832/ikea" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IKEA</a> can already be public museums themselves, the Swedish retailer is preparing for the official opening of the IKEA Museum on June 30 in their&nbsp;&Auml;lmhult stomping grounds. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100111538/ikea-museum-set-to-open-in-sweden-in-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Originally expected</a> to open last fall, the&nbsp;7,000 square-meter museum will showcase the company's history and widespread influence that spans more than 70 years.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5l/5ljkeyrqf4vzjcvk.jpg"></p><p>The four levels of the museum will show off iconic furniture pieces like the KLIPPAN sofa and the BILLY bookcase, some 20,000 objects from the IKEA archives, a rotating temporary exhibition area, and a gift shop. And since this is the IKEA Museum, there will be a 170-seat restaurant simply called The Kitchen (or K&ouml;ket) &mdash; which will most likely serve <em>those</em> infamous IKEA meatballs, but &ldquo;with a new modern take&rdquo;!&nbsp;</p><p>The museum will also have a new educational department called The&nbsp;IKEA Museum School Programme that will offer guided tours (in Swedish, English, and German) and workshops related to topics on&nbsp;entrepreneurship, technolo...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149947988/were-neanderthals-the-first-architects Were Neanderthals the first architects? Alexander Walter 2016-05-27T15:51:00-04:00 >2016-05-27T18:17:59-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/79/790efa2561d3a2d661f8b94c16582b71?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/79/790efa2561d3a2d661f8b94c16582b71?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/79/790efa2561d3a2d661f8b94c16582b71?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/79/790efa2561d3a2d661f8b94c16582b71?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>[...] the stalagmite rings were older than any known cave painting. It also meant that they couldn&rsquo;t have been the work of Homo sapiens. Their builders must have been the only early humans in the south of France at the time: Neanderthals. The discovery suggested that Neanderthals were more sophisticated than anyone had given them credit for. They wielded fire, ventured deep underground, and shaped the subterranean rock into complex constructions.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145283017/the-age-of-the-anthropocene-a-change-as-big-as-the-end-of-the-last-ice-age" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Age of the Anthropocene: a change as big as "the end of the last ice age"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107671475/a-man-renovating-his-home-discovered-a-tunnel-to-a-massive-underground-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Man Renovating His Home Discovered A Tunnel... To A Massive Underground City</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126775719/massive-tomb-complex-unearthed-in-beijing-suburb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Massive tomb complex unearthed in Beijing suburb</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149947410/cash-strapped-rome-issues-sos-to-wealthy-citizens-for-funds-to-restore-its-historic-sites Cash-strapped Rome issues SOS to wealthy citizens for funds to restore its historic sites Nicholas Korody 2016-05-25T12:14:00-04:00 >2016-05-25T12:26:22-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wx/wx3ykauqsjbfphn6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wx/wx3ykauqsjbfphn6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wx/wx3ykauqsjbfphn6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wx/wx3ykauqsjbfphn6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Rome has issued a &euro;500m (&pound;380m) SOS to companies, wealthy philanthropists and its own citizens to help restore many of the Italian capital&rsquo;s historic sites and prevent others from falling into ruin. The Roman Forum, the Circus Maximus and the walls, aqueducts and sewerage system of what was once the most powerful city on Earth have all been earmarked as needing help ranging from a relatively minor clean up to full-blown structural works.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Saddled with debts of some &euro;12bn, Rome cannot afford to do it on its own."</em></p><p>Or: in search of&nbsp;noblesse oblige during the age of austerity politics.</p><p>Of course, Rome isn't the only European city struggling under the weight of debt. Check out these related articles:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942324/tensions-build-at-athen-s-port-of-piraeus-the-first-stop-for-many-refugees-seeking-asylum-in-europe" target="_blank">Tensions build at Athen's port of Piraeus, the first stop for many refugees seeking asylum in Europe</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144961813/amid-london-s-austerity-measures-defensive-design-becomes-even-more-hostile" target="_blank">Amid London's austerity measures, "defensive design" becomes even more hostile</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131266197/architecture-in-crisis-reports-from-greece" target="_blank">Architecture in crisis: reports from Greece</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/52493341/zaha-hadid-says-austerity-is-not-an-excuse-for-low-quality-housing" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid says austerity is not an excuse for low-quality housing</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147756307/pay-to-stay-may-boot-60-000-uk-families-from-their-homes" target="_blank">"Pay to stay" may boot 60,000 UK families from their homes</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149945813/tracking-down-sears-catalog-homes Tracking down Sears Catalog Homes Alexander Walter 2016-05-17T15:45:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T23:44:16-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dg/dga4nw2ancve4h9c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dg/dga4nw2ancve4h9c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dg/dga4nw2ancve4h9c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dg/dga4nw2ancve4h9c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Not long ago, the&nbsp;Sears, Roebuck and Co. mail-order catalog&nbsp;was the ultimate marketplace, much like Amazon is today. You could even buy a house straight from the catalog. Just pick out the home you like, and voila, Sears would deliver it just for you. [...] From 1908 to 1940, Sears sold between 70,000 to 75,000 homes, so there are plenty out there, you just need to know where to look.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pi/pimh2s8d3smhasg9.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;This photo shows a Sears "Magnolia" kit house in Benson, North Carolina. (Photo:&nbsp;Rosemary Thornton; image via Wikipedia)</p><p>"Sears Modern Homes offered the latest technology available to house buyers in the early part of the twentieth century. Central heating, indoor plumbing, and electricity were all new developments in house design that "Modern Homes" incorporated, although not all of the houses were designed with these conveniences. Primarily shipped via railroad boxcars, these kits included most of the materials needed to build a house. Once delivered, many of these houses were assembled by the new homeowner, relatives, friends and neighbors, in a fashion similar to the traditional barn-raisings of farming families." (via the&nbsp;Sears Catalog Home <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sears_Catalog_Home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wikipedia page</a>)</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112805150/muji-s-prefab-vertical-house-now-available-for-japanese-residences" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Muji's prefab Vertical House now available for Japanese residences</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141782005/regarding-the-remarkable-range-of-prefab-self-built-movable-and-vernacular-dwellings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Regarding the remarkable range of prefab, self-built, movable, and vernacular dwellings</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118824259/the-vipp-shelter-joins-the-industrial-chic-prefab-housing-market" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The VIPP Shelter joins the industr...</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149945084/flashback-floyd-mckissick-s-unfinished-soul-city-suburb-in-nc Flashback: Floyd McKissick's unfinished “Soul City” suburb in NC Justine Testado 2016-05-13T13:13:00-04:00 >2016-05-16T11:55:45-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9n/9nlweb59ka0kp40m.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9n/9nlweb59ka0kp40m.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9n/9nlweb59ka0kp40m.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9n/9nlweb59ka0kp40m.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>There would be homes and industry surrounded by trees, hills and lakes. Above all, there would be no prejudice, poverty or slums, according to a Soul City brochure...Despite its name, Soul City was never intended to be an all-black town, but rather, a multi-racial community built and managed by black people. [But] Portions of the area resemble a ghost town, rotting &ndash; or perhaps waiting. Could Soul City ever be resurrected?</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read up on the rise and halt of Soul City, a suburb that attorney and civil rights activist Floyd McKissick envisioned for North Carolina's Warren County in the late 1960s-70s.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942639/quintessential-america-at-play-in-the-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Quintessential America" at play in the Museum of African American History and Culture</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101096460/for-libertarian-utopia-float-away-on-startup-nation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">For Libertarian Utopia, Float Away on &lsquo;Startup&rsquo; Nation</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140828555/how-one-urban-planner-is-helping-revamp-a-miami-suburb-without-gentrification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How one urban planner is helping revamp a Miami suburb "without gentrification"</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149943543/italian-government-assigns-1b-to-cultural-preservation Italian government assigns €1B to cultural preservation Justine Testado 2016-05-03T19:31:00-04:00 >2016-05-06T00:38:26-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ug/ug0ftdi4lcqd2e0f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ug/ug0ftdi4lcqd2e0f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ug/ug0ftdi4lcqd2e0f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ug/ug0ftdi4lcqd2e0f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The Italian government announced [May 2] that it is allocating &euro;1bn [approx. $1.15B] to major restoration and building projects at 33 museums, monuments and archaeological sites across the country, including Pompeii, the earthquake-stricken city of L&rsquo;Aquila and the Uffizi galleries in Florence. [C]ulture minister Dario Franceschini described the funding, which will continue until 2020, as the &ldquo;biggest investment in cultural heritage&rdquo; in Italy&rsquo;s history.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941900/better-than-ever-mackintosh-building-will-reopen-in-2018-along-with-campus-expansion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Better than ever: Mackintosh Building will reopen in 2018 along with campus expansion</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941575/recreation-of-palmyra-s-arch-of-triumph-presented-in-trafalgar-square" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Recreation of Palmyra's Arch of Triumph presented in Trafalgar Square</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938550/le-corbusier-s-cit-de-refuge-in-paris-to-reopen-after-restoration" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Le Corbusier's Cit&eacute; de Refuge in Paris to reopen after restoration</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149940808/what-architecture-means-to-zena-howard-project-leader-of-the-national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture What architecture means to Zena Howard, project leader of the National Museum of African American History and Culture Justine Testado 2016-04-14T19:14:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T00:24:59-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2h/2h262g26qntzzajx.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2h/2h262g26qntzzajx.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2h/2h262g26qntzzajx.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2h/2h262g26qntzzajx.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>"And to me, as an African American, just realizing that this has actually come to be, that there's an actual National Museum for African American History and Culture on the Mall of Washington, D.C., and this museum should have happened years and years ago, but the realization that finally in America we're at a place where we can accept it ... It's one of the most prominent sites on the Mall. It's not somewhere tucked away.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Architect Zena Howard talks about what first drew her to architecture, the National Museum for African American History and Culture on which she worked as Senior Project Manager, and her outlook on the status of women in architecture.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939790/read-an-excerpt-from-the-new-where-are-the-women-architects-book" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Read an excerpt from the new &ldquo;Where Are the Women Architects?&rdquo; book</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145737366/meet-hossein-amanat-the-architect-who-designed-iran-s-most-famous-monument" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Meet Hossein Amanat, the architect who designed Iran's most famous monument</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129867356/an-angry-passion-round-up-of-global-tributes-to-charles-correa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"An Angry Passion": Round-Up of Global Tributes to Charles Correa</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149935028/how-the-pritzker-prize-came-to-be How the Pritzker Prize came to be Justine Testado 2016-03-16T13:15:00-04:00 >2016-03-17T23:32:05-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cx/cxdj1rymrg8shskk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cx/cxdj1rymrg8shskk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cx/cxdj1rymrg8shskk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cx/cxdj1rymrg8shskk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>As native Chicagoans, it&rsquo;s not surprising that our family was keenly aware of architecture [...] While the architecture of Chicago made us cognizant of the art of architecture, our work with designing and building hotels made us aware of the impact architecture could have on human behavior. So in 1978, when we were approached with the idea of honoring living architects, we were responsive. &mdash; Thomas J. Pritzker</p></em><br /><br /><p>A brief history on the family behind "the architecture profession's highest honor", and how the prize was established.</p><p>For more, check out Archinect's most recent coverage on the Pritzker Prize:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/145812094/why-is-the-pritzker-such-a-big-deal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why is the Pritzker such a big deal?</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/145673128/aravena-s-pritzker-a-critical-round-up" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aravena's Pritzker: A Critical Round-Up</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145730933/making-a-pritzker-laureate-martha-thorne-executive-director-of-the-pritzker-architecture-prize-gives-us-an-inside-look-at-the-prestigious-award-on-archinect-sessions-48" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Making A Pritzker Laureate" &ndash; Martha Thorne, executive director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, gives us an inside look at the prestigious award, on Archinect Sessions #48</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145643352/chilean-architect-alejandro-aravena-director-of-this-year-s-venice-biennale-named-2016-pritzker-prize-laureate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena, director of this year's Venice Biennale, named 2016 Pritzker Prize Laureate</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/148835364/how-chicago-s-reviving-chinatown-is-building-upon-its-history How Chicago's reviving Chinatown is building upon its history Justine Testado 2016-02-23T21:02:00-05:00 >2016-02-29T01:05:26-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5v/5vhf2dv7v9i6puk8.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5v/5vhf2dv7v9i6puk8.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5v/5vhf2dv7v9i6puk8.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5v/5vhf2dv7v9i6puk8.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Most modern Chinatowns are serving less as a singular manifestation of Chinese-American life than as a central gathering place for people to experience Chinese culture...And indeed, Chinatowns themselves were often built on the ground of former ethnic enclaves that had organically dissolved...But as Chicago&rsquo;s Chinatown demonstrates, this is not a predictable story. More than a hundred years after its founding, the neighborhood has a dynamism that can&rsquo;t be neatly scripted.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As Chinatowns across the U.S. succumb to gentrification and shifting cultural preferences, writer Anna Clark spotlights the particular booming growth and expansion taking place in Chicago's Chinatown.</p><p>More in relation to urban growth:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145128860/shocker-new-york-tops-list-of-most-expensive-cities-for-construction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shocker: New York tops list of most expensive cities for construction</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143132832/how-l-a-can-reboot-its-creative-economy-so-artists-can-actually-live-in-town" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How L.A. can reboot its "creative economy" so artists can actually live in town</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140944999/a-closer-look-at-the-often-complicated-relationship-between-placemaking-and-gentrification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A closer look at the often complicated relationship between placemaking and gentrification</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140828555/how-one-urban-planner-is-helping-revamp-a-miami-suburb-without-gentrification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How one urban planner is helping revamp a Miami suburb "without gentrification"</a></p>