Archinect - News 2017-08-22T09:12:47-04:00 2017's 10 best gas stations, worldwide, as ranked by Design Curial Julia Ingalls 2017-05-18T15:58:00-04:00 >2017-05-19T12:48:37-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Angelenos may be mildly alarmed to learn that local favorites <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Johnston Marklee Architects</a>'s striking Helios House (co-designed with&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Office dA</a>)&nbsp;has slipped two spots to eighth place from its ranking on last year's top ten global filling stations as assembled by Design Curial. However, it's for a good cause: new entrants are fueling some alternative aesthetic takes on the usually quotidian gas station. Here are the winners:</p><ul><li>FIRST PLACE: REST AREA NIEMENHARJU, by Studio&nbsp;Puisto&nbsp;Architects, in&nbsp;Niemenharju, Finland</li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><ul><li>SECOND PLACE: POPS ARCADIA ROUTE 66, by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elliott + Associates Architects</a>, in&nbsp;Oklahoma, USA</li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="">&#8203;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><ul><li>THIRD PLACE: BATUMI PETROL STATION, by Giorgi Khmaladze, in&nbsp;Batumi, Georgia</li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="">&#8203;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><ul><li>FOURTH PLACE: NP GAS STATION, by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moneo Brock Studio</a>, in&nbsp;Madrid, Spain</li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="">&#8203;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><ul><li>FIFTH PLACE: ORIVAL GAS STATION, by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Samyn and Partners</a>, in&nbsp;Orival, Belgium</li></ul><p>&#8203;<img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><ul><li>SIXTH PLACE: ESSO MOBIL STATION, by Eliot Noyes,&nbsp; in&nbsp;Leicestershire, UK</li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="">&#8203;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><ul><li>SEVENTH PLACE: HOUTEN SERVICE STATION, by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Samyn and Partners</a>, in&nbsp;Houten, Netherlands</li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="">&#8203;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><ul><li>EIGHTH PL...</li></ul> Johnston Marklee announced as the artistic director of the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial Nicholas Korody 2016-09-21T12:46:00-04:00 >2016-09-24T05:05:34-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a> and Mayor Rahm Emmanel announced the curators of the second iteration of the Biennial: the Los Angeles-based firm <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Johnston Marklee</a>. The studio, which comprises Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee, will be assisted by Todd Palmer of the National Public Housing Museum, who has been named Executive Director.&nbsp;</p><p>The second edition of the Biennial will take place from September 16-December 31, 2017. The two major supporters of the last Biennial will continue their patronage of the event. SC Johnson will provide $2.5 million, while BP will give $1 million. Like last year, the Biennial will be centered in the Chicago Cultural Center in downtown Chicago.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"The Chicago Architecture Biennial's return in 2017 confirms Chicago as an architectural hub," states Mayor Emanuel in the press release. "Last year's edition was a resounding success, and I'm pleased to see the great planning and support for the second Biennial, which will be even better. Not only is the Biennial's r...</p> Review: Menil design by L.A.'s Johnston Marklee is deceptively simple Alexander Walter 2014-02-20T17:10:00-05:00 >2014-02-24T18:35:30-05:00 <img src="" width="598" height="323" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sharon Johnston, who runs the Los Angeles firm Johnston Marklee &amp; Associates with her husband Mark Lee, told me a couple of years ago that there was one key difference between their work and the mannered, loosely flamboyant designs of Thom Mayne, Frank Gehry, Eric Owen Moss and other famous L.A. architects a generation or two older [...] Now that the firm&rsquo;s design for a new building on the campus of the Menil Collection art museum in Houston has been unveiled, it&rsquo;s easier to see what she meant.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In 25th anniversary year, Menil Collection names architect for initial expansion into neighborhood</a></p> In 25th anniversary year, Menil Collection names architect for initial expansion into neighborhood Archinect 2012-06-11T15:20:00-04:00 >2014-02-20T17:12:40-05:00 <img src="" width="614" height="451" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Almost twenty-five years to the day after Dominique de Menil and architect Renzo Piano celebrated the opening of the central museum building of the Menil Collection, Director Josef Helfenstein announced that the Board of Trustees has unanimously chosen the Los Angeles -based architecture firm Johnston Marklee to design the Menil Drawing Institute, the first major building project to be initiated under an ambitious plan for the institution&rsquo;s future.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>UPDATE: </strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Review: Menil design by L.A.'s Johnston Marklee is deceptively simple</a></p> Menil Collection plans new building for Drawing Institute; four architecture firms named as finalists Archinect 2012-04-13T15:47:00-04:00 >2012-04-16T20:39:02-04:00 <img src="" width="620" height="472" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Four finalists have emerged from the Menil Collection's extensive international search to select an architect to design its Menil Drawing Institute (MDI), the first major project to be built as a part of the museum's long-range master plan.</p></em><br /><br /><p> After several years of site visits, careful research and thoughtful interviews, the Menil's architecture selection committee has announced a short list of long-established and newly-emerging architectural firms:</p> <ul><li> <strong>Tatiana Bilbao</strong> &mdash; up-and-coming Mexico City architect with a number of high-profile projects under her belt, including a building co-designed with artist Gabriel Orozco</li> <li> <strong>David Chipperfield Architects</strong> &mdash; renowned London-based firm behind the Menil's 2009 master plan as well as the stunning Figge Art Museum in Iowa</li> <li> <strong>Johnston Marklee</strong> &mdash; design duo from Los Angeles known for its ultramodern nods to architectural history</li> <li> <strong>SANAA</strong> &mdash; Tokyo-based designers behind the Toledo Museum of Art's Glass Pavilion and winners of the 2010 Pritzker Prize<br> &nbsp;</li> </ul>