Archinect - News 2017-09-19T07:56:42-04:00 Ricardo Legorreta house on Jeju to be demolished Archinect 2012-09-27T17:27:00-04:00 >2012-09-30T17:53:37-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The Jeju City Council, Korean Institutes of Architects, Jeju People&rsquo;s Artists Federation and other cultural organizations has argued that even if it is legally justified to take down this work, it would be a violent act that destroys an outstanding piece of art.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Editor's Picks #244 Nam Henderson 2012-01-02T11:28:03-05:00 >2012-01-03T00:34:19-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Anthony Stephens offered up his euology for Ricardo Legorreta. "Ricardo Legorreta is the reason I began to study architecture...The spaces he designed had something long gone from most architects, soul. Unlike so many of the steel, glass and white wall designs that seem so clever and popular nowadays, his buildings could convey a feeling to those that laid eyes on the spaces he designed."</p></em><br /><br /><p> In <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Top 10 Design Initiatives to Watch in 2012&mdash;for the public good</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Cary</a>,&nbsp;offered up a "<em>a simple meditation on initiatives poised to advance the field, and how they can be scaled up, refined, tweaked, borrowed, and leveraged.</em>"<br><br> While in the latest edition of the <strong>Contours </strong>feature&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Year&rsquo;s End: The Political, Economic, and Social Perspective</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sherin Wing</a>&nbsp;contends "<em>that&rsquo;s what all those 'Best of' lists are about. They are designed to soothe us</em>". After reviewing the various social, economic and political turmoils of 2011 Sherin concludes, "<em>if there is one lesson we can learn from all of these movements, it is that architects must all engage in the movements and processes that are meaningful them. They must be thoughtful about them. And become involved directly. Because this is the time of true change.</em>"</p> <p> While <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>,&nbsp;starts a new feature <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NEXT SERIES: RADAR LOVE</a>&nbsp;in which he is tell us what he is interested in currently. He writes that while various discussions regarding in...</p> Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta, disciple of Luis Barragan, dies at 80 Archinect 2011-12-31T01:52:02-05:00 >2012-01-06T09:46:03-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Legorreta continued the tradition of architect Luis Barragan, who died in 1988. Like Barragan, Legorreta used bright colors, massive solid walls, courtyards and geometric cutout windows to interact with Mexico&rsquo;s abundant sunlight.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Ricardo Legorreta Honored with 2011 Praemium Imperiale Prize Alexander Walter 2011-07-11T14:50:41-04:00 >2014-04-08T11:28:31-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Today, the names of the new Praemium Imperiale Laureates were announced in London, Berlin, Paris, Rome, New York and Tokyo. The 5 recipients in their respective fields are Ricardo Legorreta (Architecture, Mexico), Anish Kapoor (Sculpture, UK), Bill Viola (Painting, USA), Seiji Ozawa (Music, Japan), and Judi Dench (Theater/Film, UK).</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>