Archinect - News 2017-08-23T21:17:24-04:00 Reiulf Ramstad's proposal for a multivalent, inspirational Ross Pavilion in Edinburgh Julia Ingalls 2017-06-29T14:55:00-04:00 >2017-06-29T14:55:57-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>While no one can claim that they understand where inspiration comes from, most would agree that it doesn't hurt to have an unfettered view of nature in an architecturally inventive setting. Norwegian architects Reiulf Ramstad are among the seven finalists in the Ross Pavilion International Design Competition to design a new cultural pavilion for Edinburgh's West Princes Street Gardens, and their plans reveal a glass-walled, timber-framed structure that attempts to harmoniously look toward the future while not alienating the centuries-old architecture&nbsp;surrounding it.</p> <figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p><figcaption>Image: Forbes Massie Studio</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p><figcaption>Image: Forbes Massie Studio</figcaption></figure><p>The result is a surprisingly timeless pavilion that encourages contemplation, relaxation, and an appreciation of the Gardens.</p> <figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p><figcaption>Image: Forbes Massie Studio</figcaption></figure><p>As the architects explain, "The Ross Pavilion will be the focal point of the city of Edinburgh and its many visitors, but it can also be a symbolic place for all of Scotland as well. The intervention into the Gardens ...</p> J Mays, Ford's head of vehicle design, discusses his architectural inspirations Archinect 2013-06-04T17:00:00-04:00 >2013-06-10T20:24:04-04:00 <img src="" width="597" height="480" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As the person in charge of design for Ford's entire vehicle porfolio, Mays looks at architecture a lot. And he's ever mindful of buildings and how they're designed whenever he sets about creating a new car or truck for Ford. What he's learned &mdash; and what he likes&mdash; about architecture, and Chicago architecture in particular, will be his focus when he joins the panel discussion "Big Ideas in Small Places" on Thursday at the Chicago Architecture Foundation.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Ideas and Inspiration from Ancient Rome Anna Johnson 2013-04-30T11:12:00-04:00 >2013-05-02T06:28:09-04:00 <img src="" width="550" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In Australia, we tend to think of green building as &lsquo;high tech&rsquo; and &lsquo;high spec.&rsquo; However, if we take a look at ancient Roman structures, it is clear that green building was on display even then, and without all of the high tech innovations we have available to us in the 21st century.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Renzo Piano: my inspiration for the Shard Archinect 2012-12-31T12:18:00-05:00 >2013-01-02T20:48:24-05:00 <img src="" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Piano apparently sketched his idea on a restaurant napkin while meeting property developer Irvine Sellar in March 2000. According to Piano's architectural firm, RPBW, Sellar keeps the famous napkin in his offices. "He saw the beauty of the river and the railways and the way their energy blended and began to sketch in green felt pen on a napkin what he saw as a giant sail or an iceberg," Sellar recalled in a recent interview.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Michael Rotondi's 2012 SCI-Arc Commencement Speech Archinect 2012-09-20T17:30:00-04:00 >2012-09-25T18:55:42-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Thanks to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Rotondi</a> for providing us with the transcript from his '12 <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a> commencement speech, and thanks to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan</a> for bringing it to our attention.</p> <p> ---</p> <p> <strong>Now and Then<br> The Upside of Evolution</strong></p> <p> Good afternoon everyone &ndash;<br> My name is Michael Rotondi aka Roto<br> Parents,&nbsp; relatives, friends, my colleagues, Director Moss, Board of Trustees, and especially</p> <p> <strong>all you in the Class of 2012 _ The 40th Graduating Class of SCI-Arc, congratulations</strong></p> <p> I represent the first Graduating Class___1973&hellip;&hellip;&hellip;there were ten of us, all top 10.<br> I have been a part of SCI-Arc for 40 years, in every capacity.<br> A Student, a Teacher,&nbsp; a Director,&nbsp; a Trustee, and most importantly, a member of the Family.</p> <p> Throughout, I&rsquo;ve been a witness to a form of Creation Itself.<br> A collective organism, conceived at the epicenter,<br> where the counter productive force of Anger<br> transforms into the generative power of Creativity.<br> Although it began as a revolution, SCI-Arc was a Love Child.</p> <p> I am often asked &ndash;<br> How...</p> Winners of Inspiration HOTEL Competition Revealed Alexander Walter 2012-08-27T14:20:00-04:00 >2012-08-27T14:59:10-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="227" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>OPENGAP has announced the winners of its international Inspiration HOTEL Ideas Competition which sought for designs of spaces that motivate creativity and concentration, allowing users to focus, inspire and develop their artistic ideas. The Jury was comprised of the architects Ricardo Agraz, Jorge Ambrosi, Salvador Mac&iacute;as, and &Aacute;lvaro Morales.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>