Archinect - News 2017-09-23T08:53:15-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150028368/morphosis-new-bloomberg-center-at-cornell-tech-campus-now-open Morphosis' new Bloomberg Center at Cornell Tech campus now open Justine Testado 2017-09-13T19:58:00-04:00 >2017-09-14T11:18:48-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9c/9cta9bs3qs01rkxu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9c/9cta9bs3qs01rkxu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9c/9cta9bs3qs01rkxu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9c/9cta9bs3qs01rkxu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/42923078/morphosis-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morphosis</a>'&nbsp;Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Center in Roosevelt Island, New York has officially opened its doors. Designed as&nbsp;<a href="https://tech.cornell.edu/campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cornell Tech</a>'s &ldquo;home base&rdquo;, the academic building was named in honor of&nbsp;Emma and Georgina Bloomberg, in recognition of a $100 million gift from former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg.</p> <p>With <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/117998/thom-mayne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thom Mayne</a> as design director and Morphosis principal&nbsp;Ung-Joo Scott Lee as project principal, the 4-story, 160,000 sq.ft. educational hub provides traditional classrooms and large workspaces as well as clusters of &ldquo;break-out&rdquo; spaces, huddle rooms, and social areas for group study sessions. Students can also use the quiet rooms and micro-pods for working privately or as telephone booths.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ok/okaep5wqarlraut9.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ok/okaep5wqarlraut9.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Interior. Photo: Matthew Carbone for Morphosis.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3q/3qu4x13k1liyvcxs.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3q/3qu4x13k1liyvcxs.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Ground floor. Photo: Matthew Carbone for Morphosis.</figcaption></figure><p>Aiming to be New York's first net-zero university building, the non-fossil fuel Bloomberg Center is equipped with multiple sustainable features, such as a 40,000 sq.ft. solar canopy that supports 1...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150026785/william-mcdonough-partners-unveil-their-first-latin-american-cradle-to-cradle-designed-building-in-bogota William McDonough + Partners unveil their first Latin American Cradle to Cradle-designed building in Bogota Justine Testado 2017-09-07T17:39:00-04:00 >2017-09-07T17:39:36-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v0/v0a8hesn5x7kdqeg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v0/v0a8hesn5x7kdqeg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v0/v0a8hesn5x7kdqeg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v0/v0a8hesn5x7kdqeg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The architecture firm of&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/54211999/william-mcdonough-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">William McDonough</a>, who co-developed the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/464568/cradle-to-cradle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cradle to Cradle</a> design philosophy, unveiled the scheme for a new 20,000 square-meter academic building at the Universidad EAN in Bogota. The project marks the firm's first signature building in Latin America. They also hope the new building will be a catalyst for integrating more Cradle to Cradle Certified products in Colombia's building industry.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a4/a415i48o61rf9nrv.jpg?w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a4/a415i48o61rf9nrv.jpg?w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&copy; 2015 William McDonough + Partners</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xx/xx45d8wtzarudigp.jpg?w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xx/xx45d8wtzarudigp.jpg?w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&copy; 2015 William McDonough + Partners</figcaption></figure><p>The building's main feature will be a colorful, perforated sun shade, which will be constructed using McDonough's&nbsp;WonderFrame&trade; technology. The panels will block glare while provide views, and energy, water, and resource use will be optimized. For natural ventilation, solar chimneys will draw air through the building and exhaust it at the roof.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7p/7pbzm189m8n9ngwu.jpg?w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7p/7pbzm189m8n9ngwu.jpg?w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&copy; 2015 William McDonough + Partners</figcaption></figure><p>Featuring 10 floors above ground, the scheme comprises science labs, classrooms, administrative offices, seminar rooms, as well a...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149938962/steven-holl-working-on-master-plan-study-for-williams-college Steven Holl working on master plan study for Williams College Julia Ingalls 2016-04-07T14:08:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T14:29:54-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6q/6qce2jkj3e0sxc57.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6q/6qce2jkj3e0sxc57.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6q/6qce2jkj3e0sxc57.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6q/6qce2jkj3e0sxc57.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Who better to master plan the campus of the&nbsp;The Williams College Department of Art and Museum of Art than <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/140953853/a-dance-for-architecture-a-conversation-with-steven-holl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">daily watercolorist</a> (and architect) <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1405/steven-holl-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl</a>? In addition to expanding <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/21002913/williams-college" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">William College</a>'s art presence in the region, the study's goals include shaping the campus space to connect interior to exterior as well as making "architecture in complementary relation to the picturesque campus" according to a press release.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fk/fk4x3baddebchbe0.jpg"><br>Steven Holl Architects has interviewed museum staff, students, and faculty members to get an idea of how they interact with the current campus, and what they'd like to see in a new plan. The stakeholder-intensive process has already apparently inspired notions for possible new building sites on the college's 223-year-old grounds. Holl is no stranger to academic design, having already completed projects for&nbsp;Columbia University, MIT, and&nbsp;the&nbsp;Glasgow School of Art (pictured below in its 19th-century setting),&nbsp;among others.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k2/k2hwsutt7lca746j.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5j/5j38v5hyr20due7k.jpg"></p><p>As Steven Holl noted, "Historically one of the mo...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/136195037/a-helping-hand-glasgow-school-of-art-receives-detailed-mackintosh-building-sketches-from-ph-d-alumnus-as-restoration-plan-progresses A helping hand: Glasgow School of Art receives detailed Mackintosh Building sketches from Ph.D. alumnus, as restoration plan progresses Justine Testado 2015-09-08T18:40:00-04:00 >2015-09-08T19:51:00-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/o0/o0u2f1io57l9meqo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/o0/o0u2f1io57l9meqo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/o0/o0u2f1io57l9meqo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/o0/o0u2f1io57l9meqo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Prospects look promising right now for the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/16607/the-glasgow-school-of-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glasgow School of Art</a> as their plan to restore the historic Mackintosh Building from <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100285007/update-glasgow-school-of-art-fire" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a devastating fire</a> last May pieces itself together. After months of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123200242/mackintosh-library-restore-or-create-anew" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">debate</a> about whether to restore or replace the Mackintosh, locally based Page\Park Architects won the competition to work with the school in restoring the structure <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124201653/page-park-architects-to-lead-glasgow-school-of-art-restoration" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this past March</a>.</p><p>Most recently, the GSA received a gift of 22 architectural drawings of the Mackintosh Building, meticulously drawn and donated by Professor George Cairns from the QUT Business School in Brisbane. They're considered to be the most comprehensive drawings of the building in existence.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bi/bipeo7y6qqj2v8c3.jpg"><br><em>George Cairns' drawing of the East Wing Staircase.</em></p><p>Perhaps this was a stroke of luck for the school. Cairns first created the drawings while working toward his Ph.D. at GSA's Mackintosh School of Architecture during the early 1990s. The A1-size drawings, which are mostly drawn at a 1:100 scale, depict the Mackintosh as it was completed i...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/126830013/are-english-universities-picking-up-american-habits-as-campus-construction-booms Are English universities picking up "American habits" as campus construction booms? Justine Testado 2015-05-06T14:26:00-04:00 >2015-05-13T19:01:40-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wm/wm5iusexcikxcj53.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wm/wm5iusexcikxcj53.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wm/wm5iusexcikxcj53.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wm/wm5iusexcikxcj53.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The cranes are going up all over universities. A new student village here, an extension to the business school there, airy atria everywhere, even a scattering of 'iconic' or 'signature' buildings aspiring to be on shortlists for architectural awards. Higher education is investing unprecedented amounts in infrastructure &ndash; for good and necessary reasons but maybe for bad ones too.</p></em><br /><br /><p>UCL Institute of Education professor Peter Scott comments on the <a href="http://www.economist.com/news/britain/21647327-it-biggest-construction-boom-middle-ages-dreaming-cranes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">rising trend</a> of English universities leaning toward what he describes as "American habits" at a time when universities are investing greatly in campus construction. Scott lists promising reasons like the upgrading and preservation of historic buildings but also the questionable prestige- and business-driven motives that are already familiar in U.S. institutions.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/66170117/architects-engineers-selected-for-john-tyler-community-college-phase-iii Architects, Engineers Selected For John Tyler Community College Phase III kimweiss 2013-01-24T16:30:00-05:00 >2013-01-29T09:16:04-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7z/7zxmpiaygpf62boa.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7z/7zxmpiaygpf62boa.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7z/7zxmpiaygpf62boa.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7z/7zxmpiaygpf62boa.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> <i>Clark Nexsen and Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee will design the Academic Building and Parking Deck</i></p> <p> January 24, 2013 (Raleigh, NC) -- The team of <a href="http://www.clarknexsen.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clark Nexsen</a> and <a href="http://www.pbclarchitecture.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee</a> (PBC+L) has been selected to design the Phase III Academic Building and Parking Deck on John Tyler Community College&rsquo;s (JTCC) Midlothian, Virginia, campus. Both firms bring extensive experience in higher education facilities design and sustainable architecture to the team.</p> <p> This will be the fifth building on the JTCC Midlothian Campus, and college administrators say it will be critical to the growth and emerging identity of the campus.</p> <p> Jeffrey Lee, FAIA, Design Principal for the project, anticipates that the 70,000-square-foot building will include academic classrooms, faculty offices, auditorium space/performance arts space, a student services center, food service, and a 350-space parking garage.</p> <p> The project will be on a fast track for completion in January 2015, Lee said.</p> <p> Founded in 196...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/14761283/kenya-loses-sh1-4-billion-15-5m-on-collapsed-buildings Kenya loses Sh1.4 billion ($15.5m) on collapsed buildings Archinect 2011-07-26T19:12:43-04:00 >2011-07-26T19:14:31-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a3/a30b3545299777ab442ca7eb23efe47a?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a3/a30b3545299777ab442ca7eb23efe47a?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a3/a30b3545299777ab442ca7eb23efe47a?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a3/a30b3545299777ab442ca7eb23efe47a?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Chairman Gideon Mulyungi said 24 buildings have collapsed in the country since 1996. &ldquo;Forty-one lives have been lost and 47 people injured over the same period,&rdquo; Mr Mulyungi said in an interview.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/10728370/faculty-club-tilburg-university-by-shift-architecture-urbanism Faculty Club, Tilburg University, by Shift architecture urbanism Paul Petrunia 2011-06-21T18:30:35-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h1/h16ctab6f3exnx1j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h1/h16ctab6f3exnx1j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h1/h16ctab6f3exnx1j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h1/h16ctab6f3exnx1j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> Tilburg University has extended its campus with the Faculty Club, a multipurpose pavilion for the academic staff and their guests. Shift architecture urbanism took the initiative to reanimate the quintessential quality of the Tilburg campus: strong solitary buildings in the green. The monumental modernism of Jos Bedaux served as a frame of reference. Bedaux designed the first - still the best - buildings for the university in the sixties.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h4/h4t58yhmms3wzjp4.jpg"></p> <p> By creating a strong formal relation between the existing university buildings and the new Faculty Club, an ensemble of omni-directional solitaires is created. This enables one to recognize the Faculty Club as part of the university, despite its peripheral forest location and exclusive program.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0x/0xfr0r11b4ag6eop.jpg"></p> <p> The Faculty Club is designed as a carved-out-monolith, one simple box in which transparency and massiveness melt together. The central restaurant is carved out from the centre, creating a tunnel-effect in the front fa&ccedil;ade. In order to strengthen ...</p>