Archinect - News 2017-08-23T17:18:04-04:00 A 1960 Frank Lloyd Wright home near Minneapolis is now for sale Nicholas Korody 2017-04-19T12:43:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T09:08:33-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Over the past couple days, there&rsquo;s been a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">string</a> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">of</a> iconic modernist homes put on the market. Now, a pretty incredible Frank Lloyd Wright is for sale. 2206 Parklands Lane, close to downtown Minneapolis, is a 3-bedroom, 2-bath home built in 1960. It&rsquo;s made primarily of brick, stone and wood and set on a 3.77 acre lot. It&rsquo;s stocked with some original furniture too. Check out the listing <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Get Lectured: University of Minnesota, Fall '16 Justine Testado 2016-08-22T15:44:00-04:00 >2016-09-01T00:37:00-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2016</strong></a></p><p>Gearing up for another eventful school year this fall?&nbsp;Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss. Mark those calendars!</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em></em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>First up is the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Minnesota&nbsp;School of Architecture</a>. Their Fall 2016 Lecture Series brings together a range of leading architects, designers, historians, and theorists whose work is actively reshaping discourse in the architectural industry and education.&nbsp;Lecturers will present their current bodies of work and research through unique lenses guiding their own design practices and pedagogy.</p><p><strong>Sept 21</strong><br>Ferda Kolatan / PennDesign | Brooklyn, NY</p><p><strong>Sept 26</strong><br>Jennifer Siegal / Office o...</p> Prince's Minneapolis estate to become a museum Nicholas Korody 2016-04-28T19:59:00-04:00 >2016-05-06T00:10:03-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Prince&rsquo;s Paisley Park home in Minneapolis is set to be turned into a museum, according to the late musician&rsquo;s brother-in-law, Maurice Phillips. &ldquo;We will turn Paisley Park into a museum in Prince&rsquo;s memory,&rdquo; Phillips told the Sun. &ldquo;It would be for the fans. He was all about the fans &mdash; this would remember his music, which is his legacy.&rdquo; Prince died last Thursday at the Paisley Park estate. An autopsy was conducted, but the cause of death has yet to be announced. His remains were later cremated.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Named after Prince's song of the same name, Paisley Park is located outside of Minneapolis. The $10 million, 65,000-square-foot space housed more than just the musician's private residence: it included recording studios, offices, and a nightclub.</p><p>The complex was built in 1987 and designed by Bret Thoeny of <a href="" target="_blank">BOTO Design</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>For more news from the intersection of music and art, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="" target="_blank">Take a look at these installations from this year's Coachella Festival</a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">Sex Pistols graffiti secures famous Tin Pan Alley building Grade 2* listed status</a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">Beyonc&eacute; filmed her NOLA-themed "Formation" video at this historic Pasadena mansion</a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">Take a listen to the NYT's beautiful sonic portraits of architectural spaces</a></li></ul> In spite of sleet and snow, cycling prevails in Minneapolis Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-01-18T13:33:00-05:00 >2016-01-19T17:06:59-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Minneapolis, despite its frigid winters, has surged to the top of national rankings for urban biking and was the only U.S. city included last year on a global index of bike-friendly communities. Since 2000, the percentage of bike commuters here has jumped 170 percent [...] Minneapolis' bike-friendly reputation advanced on the saddle of key elected officials, grassroots advocates and critical investments that over the past decade helped transform it into a mecca for biking.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related news from the cycling beat:</p><ul><li><a title="Germany opens first stretch of new cycling superhighway" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Germany opens first stretch of new cycling superhighway</a></li><li><a title="Poor street design makes California city liable for damages in cyclist's death" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Poor street design makes California city liable for damages in cyclist's death</a></li><li><a title="Car-free events significantly improve air quality" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Car-free events significantly improve air quality</a></li><li><a title="Jakarta's &quot;car-free days&quot; are only the start of the city's long journey to becoming bike-friendly" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jakarta's "car-free days" are only the start of the city's long journey to becoming bike-friendly</a></li><li><a title="As bicycle ownership in North Korea rises, Pyongyang introduces bike lanes" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As bicycle ownership in North Korea rises, Pyongyang introduces bike lanes</a></li></ul> Walker Art Center goes green in $75 million project b3tadine[sutures] 2015-03-30T15:37:00-04:00 >2015-03-30T19:08:24-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="370" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Positioning itself as a neighborhood green space and cultural gateway, Walker Art Center will add a new glass-walled entrance pavilion, groves of trees and acres of new grass as part of a $75 million project to be announced Tuesday.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Minneapolis rejects plan to build Minnesota's tallest new tower Alexander Walter 2015-01-29T14:51:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T17:17:51-05:00 <img src="" width="600" height="900" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>City of Minneapolis planners on Friday rejected a proposal for an 80-story tower downtown and revealed problems they saw in the efforts of its developer. The move quashed the prospects for a building that would have surpassed the IDS Center to become the tallest in Minnesota and injected new drama into an unusual public contest the city created to redevelop a parking lot on Nicollet Mall.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Minneapolis picks architecture finalists for stadium-area park Alexander Walter 2014-11-07T14:33:00-05:00 >2014-11-07T14:36:24-05:00 <img src="" width="600" height="401" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Three landscape architect-led teams have been named finalists by the city of Minneapolis to design the new two-block long park called the Commons near the new Vikings stadium. [...] The three finalists are: The Olin Studio, Philadelphia and Snow Kreilich Architects, based in Minneapolis Hargreaves Associates, San Francisco, Damon Farber Associates, Minneapolis and VJAA, Minneapolis WORKSHOP Ken Smith, New York and Perkins + Will, Minneapolis</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The Creative City Challenge asks Minnesota designers to create an installation as social space b3tadine[sutures] 2014-10-15T11:21:00-04:00 >2014-10-15T11:22:03-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="208" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Creative City Challenge is a competition for Minnesota-resident architects, landscape architects, urban designers, planners, engineers, scientists, artists, students and individuals of all backgrounds to create and install at the Minneapolis Convention Center Plaza an artwork, which is an innovative use of the space and acts as a sociable and participatory platform for scheduled and impromptu onsite programs throughout the summer.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Ruination: City of Dust b3tadine[sutures] 2014-10-13T23:38:00-04:00 >2014-10-15T23:13:43-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>According to Jane McGonigal, a well-known game designer and researcher, &ldquo;games build the kind of trust, relationships and social networks so critical to [collective action].&rdquo; Playing games, people naturally weave a tight social fabric.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Mildred Friedman, 85, Dies; Curator Elevated Design and Architecture Alexander Walter 2014-09-11T13:10:00-04:00 >2014-09-11T13:12:38-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="446" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mildred Friedman, a curator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis in the 1970s and &rsquo;80s who helped both the museum and the contemporary design and architecture it celebrated become objects of international acclaim, died on Sept. 3 in Manhattan. She was 85. [...] Ms. Friedman executed a curatorial hat trick: She elevated design even as she made it more accessible &mdash; and she did it in Minnesota, far from the traditional sanctums of aesthetics.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> James Corner Field Operations selected for Nicollet Mall redesign in Minneapolis Justine Testado 2013-09-23T20:21:00-04:00 >2013-09-23T20:32:43-04:00 <img src="" width="530" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Downtown Council announced on Sept. 19 that New York firm James Corner Field Operations and its team have been selected to carry out the $40 million redesign of Nicollet Mall, a major cultural and commercial center in Downtown Minneapolis. The winning proposal, called the "Nicollet Walk", is a 12-block stretch that divides the Nicollet Mall into three sections: Live, Work, and Play.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>James Corner presented his team's project at a public event last Tuesday with the two other finalists: Daoust Lestage of Montreal and Tom Leader Studio from Berkeley, CA.</em></p> Get Lectured: University of Minnesota Fall '13 Justine Testado 2013-09-11T11:08:00-04:00 >2013-09-16T22:59:19-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2013</strong></a></p> <p> Here on Archinect we just launched "Get Lectured", where we'll feature a school's lecture series--along with their snazzy posters--for the current season. Check back regularly to stay up-to-date and mark your calendars for any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p> Featured today is the "Architecture + Landscape Architecture Lecture Series" from the University of Minnesota College of Design.</p> <p> This series will showcase expert educators and practitioners from around the globe. Each speaker will share their own perspectives and insights in architecture and landscape architecture as they reflect on one topic in their respective fields of expertise.</p> <p> <em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</em><br><br> All lectures are free and will take place at <strong>6:00 pm</strong> at <strong>100 Rapson Hall</strong>.</p> <p> <strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p> <p> <em><strong>September 9</strong></em><br><strong>Neeraj Bhatia - Soft Territories</strong><br> Director, The...</p> SCAPE with Rogers Marvel named Water Works park designers Archinect 2013-07-09T17:40:00-04:00 >2013-07-15T19:12:49-04:00 <img src="" width="594" height="394" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>SCAPE and Rogers Marvel will shape one of the most dynamic destinations on the Mississippi River, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation and Minneapolis Park &amp; Recreation Board announced today. The team was selected to create a schematic design for Water Works, a Minneapolis Park Board-owned riverfront district including the former Fuji Ya restaurant site and centered on St. Anthony Falls, the only true waterfall on the Mississippi River &ndash; &ldquo;America&rsquo;s fourth coast.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="" target="_blank">Minneapolis&rsquo; Water Works Competition Shortlists West 8, SCAPE, Gustafson Guthrie Nicol</a></p> Minneapolis’ Water Works Competition Shortlists West 8, SCAPE, Gustafson Guthrie Nicol Alexander Walter 2013-06-13T18:03:00-04:00 >2013-06-18T22:52:47-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="962" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Minneapolis Parks Foundation has announced a shortlist of three award-winning design teams for the schematic design project Water Works: A Next Generation Park on Minneapolis&rsquo; Central Riverfront. The teams are Gustafson Guthrie Nicol with VJAA and Interboro (Seattle/Minneapolis/New York); SCAPE with Rogers Marvel (New York); and Team West 8 (Rotterdam/New York).</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Crazy Cardboard Towers Bring Ornament Back to Architecture Archinect 2012-11-05T13:15:00-05:00 >2012-11-12T09:22:41-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The project, called Night Blooms, is the work of Wil Natzel,&nbsp;an architect with a taste for the eclectically romantic and for unusual materials. &ldquo;My larger approach to architecture is embedded in the history of architectural ornamentation,&rdquo; he says, &ldquo;As an alternative to a city filled with purely performative architecture&rdquo; &mdash; being the boring walls, doors, stairs, pathways, and other bits that define the spaces we use.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> HKS is chosen to design new Vikings stadium Archinect 2012-09-28T12:08:00-04:00 >2012-09-30T17:53:25-04:00 <img src="" width="566" height="425" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A nearly two-month search for the firm that will design the new $975 million Vikings stadium ended Friday morning when the team and the public board overseeing construction of the project selected HKS Inc. of Dallas, which recently designed new NFL stadiums for the Dallas Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> A Minneapolis Warehouse Reborn as Artist-style Chiropractic Office Design at Minnesota 2012-05-24T16:04:00-04:00 >2012-05-24T16:08:25-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="244" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Beauty is not an additive act but rather a coherent aesthetic. Anything else would be irrelevant. We have been advocating a total and integral environment for both physical and mental wellbeing, in other words, a healthy environment must work on all levels." - Ali Heshmati, '92 graduate from the School of Architecture at College of Design</p></em><br /><br /><p> Darin Duch, Associate Intern Architect at Laboratory for Environments, Architecture, and Design (LEAD, Inc.), and Ali Heshmati, owner of LEAD Inc., recently completed work on Ambiente Gallerie, a new artist-style chiropractic office located in Northeast Minneapolis. Duch and Heshmati both graduated from the School of Architecture in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota.</p> <p> The project was designed for Dr. Kari Boudreau, who wanted to integrate art and design into a healing space for her business, formerly Art of Chiropractic.&nbsp; The 1910 warehouse has an open space flanked with exposed brick walls decked with original paintings, floating cloud lighting, and sheer fabric convertible rooms that resemble ultra modern pods. The massage and exam rooms utilize curved, boomerang pivot doors, "Duchamp doors" covered with a translucent skin of fiberglass that offer privacy without feeling confined.</p> <p> "Beauty is not an additive act but rather a coherent aesthetic. Anything else...</p> Peavey Plaza has fallen into disrepair Nam Henderson 2012-05-17T19:14:00-04:00 >2012-05-22T04:11:22-04:00 <img src="" width="600" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>the plaza features include "a terraced amphitheaterlike space and a drainable reflecting pool that could be used as a stage in summer and a skating rink in winter. Waterfalls absorbed noise; garden rooms offered intimacy and softened concrete edges."</p></em><br /><br /><p> Kathryn Shattuck writes the battle over the fate of Peavey Plaza, a two-acre outdoor public space in downtown Minneapolis designed by M. Paul Friedberg. &nbsp;The American Society of Landscape Architects recognized the plaza as one of the nation&rsquo;s most significant examples of landscape architecture back in 1999. However, built in 1975, the space is now in a state of disrepair (including the fact that it meets neither Americans With Disabilities Act accessibility requirements nor sustainable water-use standards, and lacks the electrical supplies necessary for outdoor events) and the City of Minneapolis has commissioned a significant redesign. Preservationists arguing for rehabilitation suggest that there are "<strong>reasonable alternatives to the demolition</strong>".</p>