Archinect - News 2018-12-13T15:21:03-05:00 Archinect Outpost to host Holiday Party December 15th Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-12-07T19:22:00-05:00 >2018-12-07T21:09:38-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Join us next Saturday, December 15th, 11-3pm for a holiday sale of our curated inventory. Newly displayed and price-reduced items (some as much as 50%) will be available for purchase at Archinect Outpost, located at 900 East 4th&nbsp;Street, Los Angeles CA 90013.&nbsp;</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure></figure><p>Come taste <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our Brutal coffee</a>, try on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sam Jacob-designed scarves</a>, peruse <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our books</a> and check out our limited-time sales. This is an ideal opportunity to get last minute gifts for yourself or your design-conscious friends and family members. We'll see you there!</p> <p>Can't make it to the party? Check out <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our recently updated online store</a>, where we are featuring the same items as those in the retail shop.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><br></p> WOHA's Kampung Admiralty is crowned World Architecture Festival Building of the Year for 2018 Katherine Guimapang 2018-11-30T19:31:00-05:00 >2018-12-03T13:42:19-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Marking the end of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a>, the winner of the 2018 World Building of the Year was presented to Kampung Admiralty by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WOHA Architects</a>. Having also won the award for the Commercial Mixed - Completed Projects, the firm can now add this prestigious award to their repertoire of accolades.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>World Building of the Year Winner: Kampung Admiralty in Singapore by WOHA Architects Image credit: Patrick Bingham-Hall, Darren Soh, Lim Weixiang</figcaption></figure><p>Known for their approach and passion in integrating social and environmental principles to their projects, Kampung Admiralty is a shining example of the firm's execution and methodology toward a high-density, high-amenity mini-city. Located in Northern <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Singapore</a>, the building is comprised of community spaces, housing for the elderly, medical facilities, retail, restaurants, and cafes all shared within a single ventilated structure featuring a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">tropical rainforest roof</a>.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>World Building of the Year Winner: Kampung Admiralty in Singapore by ...</figcaption></figure> Disappear Here: architecture and video games Alexander Walter 2018-11-13T13:24:00-05:00 >2018-11-13T13:25:19-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>North London video game developer, Shedworks, have developed a specially commissioned film for our exhibition Disappear Here: On perspective and other kinds of space, in collaboration with Sam Jacob Studio. We spoke to Greg Kythreotis, co-founder of Shedworks, to find out more about how the video came about and the processes behind it.</p></em><br /><br /><p>RIBA interviews&nbsp;Greg Kythreotis, co-founder of&nbsp;video game studio Shedworks; talking about his involvement in the current&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Disappear Here: On perspective and other kinds of space</em></a> exhibition at the RIBA Architecture Gallery in London, the collaboration with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sam Jacob Studio</a>, and potential overlaps between architecture and video games in respect of the 'perspective' theme.&nbsp;</p><p>"Whilst the history of perspective and architecture are incredibly intertwined,"&nbsp;Kythreotis explains, "I also think that, by virtue of historically being rendered on a screen, video games also have an incredibly rich history of exploring perspective. Whether orthographic, more realistic renderings or complete distortions and warpings of perspective, I would love to see the overlaps between mediums be explored in even more depth."</p> Archinect Outpost to host launch party for Project Journal October 26th Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-10-17T14:20:00-04:00 >2018-10-17T14:21:35-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Join us in celebrating the launch of the newest issue of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Project Journal</a> at&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Outpost</a> on Friday, October 26th, 6-9 PM.&nbsp;</p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RSVP to reserve your spot!</a> <p>Issue 7 of Project Journal features a brilliant wrap-around cover by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Eskenazi</a>, as well as the work of many great theorists and architects today, including <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andrew Atwood &amp; Anna Neimark (First Office)</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peggy Deamer</a> &amp; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manuel Shvartzberg</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neil M. Denari Architects</a>, Carolyn L. Kane, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jaffer Kolb</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zeina Koreitem (MILLI&Oslash;NS)</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jose Sanchez</a> (Plethora Project), <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Troy Schaum &amp; Rosalyne Shieh</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andrew Witt</a> (Certain Measures).&nbsp;</p> <p>Last year, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">we spoke to two of its editors</a>, Alfie Koetter and&nbsp;Emmett Zeifman, about how they balance teaching, writing, designing and editing <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Project Journal</a>.<br></p><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Sotoak Pavilion, by Neil M. Denari Architects. (featured in Project Journal Issue 7)</figcaption></figure><p>Archinect Outpost is an exciting new retail initiative in downtown LA's Arts District,&nbsp;a rapidly transforming creative hub home to&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a>&nbsp;and a number of architecture &amp; design ...</p> Brooklyn Navy Yard reveals expanded master plan Alexander Walter 2018-10-01T18:26:00-04:00 >2018-10-01T18:28:20-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>This week, the Navy Yard released new renderings and an expanded master plan that shows a 30-year plan for the complex. Developed with the multidisciplinary design firm WXY, the master plan includes three new buildings totaling 5.1 million square feet [...]. The plan also includes increased public access to the complex, including retail and open space, and improved wayfinding and circulation. The expected cost is $2.5 billion, coming on the heels of a nearly complete $1 billion expansion.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>Curbed New York</em> has a lengthy piece up about the recently unveiled new master plan for the&nbsp;300-acre Brooklyn Navy Yard megadevelopment.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering: bloomimages; Image via BNYDC/WXY architecture + urban design</figcaption></figure><p>Members of the public are invited to join a series of tours of new projects (including&nbsp;BLDG 77 &amp; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Lab</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marvel Architects</a> as well as <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">S9 Architecture</a>'s newly opened <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dock 72</a>) and a presentation of the new master plan by representatives from the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WXY + architecture + design</a> tomorrow, October 2, from 4 &ndash; 7:30pm. The event&nbsp;<em>Anchoring Manufacturing: Brooklyn Navy Yard</em> is presented by the Urban Design Forum and requires <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">prior registration</a>.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering: bloomimages; Image via BNYDC/WXY architecture + urban design</figcaption></figure> Tadao Ando-designed Wrightwood 659 art venue to open in Chicago with exhibition on Ando and Le Corbusier Alexander Walter 2018-09-28T14:36:00-04:00 >2018-09-28T18:46:32-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood is getting an exciting new art place, and it's been designed by none other than <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tadao Ando</a>. Wrightwood 659 is a major transformation of a historic building from the 1920s and will be dedicated to exhibitions on architecture and on socially engaged art.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&copy; Jeff Goldberg/Esto</figcaption></figure><p>The place has an impressive lineup of exhibitions and other events, including the inaugural show <em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ando and Le Corbusier: Masters of Architecture</a> </em>with more than 100 drawings, photographs, and models by Le Corbusier as well as 106 small models of his architectural works crafted by Tadao Ando's students. The show opens on October 12th and will run through December 15th. <br></p> <p>A day before the opening, there's also a chance to see Tadao Ando <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">discuss his work</a> at the Art Institute of Chicago's annual Butler-Vanderlinden Lecture on Architecture, co-presented this year with Alphawood Foundation Chicago.</p> <p>On November 8th and 9th, Wrightwood 659 will host the accompanying symposium<em> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ando's Le Corb...</a></em></p> designjunction presents DESIGN EVERY – a stellar Talks Program celebrating inclusivity and diversity in design Sponsor 2018-09-18T05:00:00-04:00 >2018-09-17T17:58:35-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";bg=FFFFFF&amp;auto=compress&amp;format&amp;w=1028&amp;h=60"></a></p></figure><p><strong><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">designjunction</a></em></strong></p> <p><strong>designjunction</strong>&nbsp;presents a stellar <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">talks program</a>&nbsp;</strong>taking place at the iconic Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf this London Design Festival. 50 world-class speakers will take to the stage between Thursday 20 - Friday 21 September.</p> <p>Moving away from standardized names of the design and architecture industries, the show proudly breaks the mould of the ego-driven talks program by hosting discussions about what truly matters. With one of the keynotes from the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust and the other from Benjamin Hubert, DESIGNEVERY celebrates inclusivity whilst exploring the crucial issues which the design industry faces.</p> <p>Join some of the most important discussions in design for just &pound;4 <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a></strong>.&nbsp;Tickets: &pound;8 per talk &ndash; Archinect readers get 50% off using&nbsp;<strong>TALK500.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Thursday 20 September</strong></p> <p><strong>DESIGNEVERY EXPERIENCE: The Omnipresent Design Thinking<br></strong>11:00 &ndash; 11:50</p> <p>Speaker: Benjamin Hubert, founder of LAYER. Industrial designer Benjamin Hubert provides an ins...</p> Win 2 tickets to Beaux Arts Ball 2018: Vector Hope Daley 2018-09-17T14:21:00-04:00 >2018-09-18T12:28:41-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League of New York</a>&nbsp;is getting ready to host this year's&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beaux Arts Ball</a>, a benefit for their programs taking place September 28 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Attendees will enjoy a night of festivities around&nbsp;the site-specific installation,&nbsp;<em>16 Salt Tarps, Half Red Half White</em>, a response to this year&rsquo;s theme and the Navy Yard&rsquo;s history by&nbsp;Landing Studio.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Thanks to The Architectural League, Archinect is giving away two pairs of tickets to three of our readers!</strong>&nbsp; </p> <p>This year&rsquo;s theme, Vector, celebrates the flow of ideas, goods, and people through global networks of communication and exchange.&nbsp;<strong>For a chance to win</strong>, follow us on instagram <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@archinect</a> and leave the #BeauxArtsBall18 hashtag in the comment section of an image on our account that best represents this year's Vector theme by&nbsp;<strong>Friday, September 21st, 12 PM EST.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Only your first comment will count. Three winners will be announced next Monday, September 24. Best of luck! </p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tickets</a>&nbsp;start at $100.&nbsp;21+ only. Festive attire...</p> Diller Scofidio + Renfro present "The Mile-Long Opera" along the High Line this fall Hope Daley 2018-07-09T14:45:00-04:00 >2018-11-23T06:46:48-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diller Scofidio + Renfro</a> together with&nbsp;Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang present <em>The Mile-Long Opera: a biography of 7 o&rsquo;clock</em>, a 5 night series of performances taking place along the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High Line</a>. Featuring 1,000 singers from across NYC, this extensive community engagement initiative will allow audience members to actively participate among choral work throughout the park.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Singers rehearsing for the The Mile-Long Opera. Image: Luis Paez.</figcaption></figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elizabeth Diller</a> explains, &ldquo;After working on the design of the High Line for over a decade and witnessing the rapid transformation of the surrounding area, I thought a lot about the life cycle of the city&mdash;its decay and rebirth&mdash;full of opportunities and contradictions."&nbsp;</p> <p>The performances will take place from October 3-7, 2018. Admission is free, however advanced tickets are required and will be available at&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;starting September 5.&nbsp;</p> Yayoi Kusama 'Narcissus Garden' on view at the Rockaways this summer Alexander Walter 2018-06-18T19:09:00-04:00 >2018-06-18T19:10:34-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama&lsquo;s reflective&nbsp;Narcissus Garden, which she first showed at the Venice Biennale in 1966, is set to open in the Rockaways on July 1. The work, which is comprised of 1,500 mirrored, stainless steel orbs, will be installed in a former train garage at New York&rsquo;s Fort Tilden, a former US military base on the beach. Kusama&rsquo;s Narcissus Garden was also on view at Philip Johnson&rsquo;s Glass House in 2016 and at&nbsp;England&rsquo;s Chatsworth House in 2009.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Gateway National Recreation Area at Fort Tilden, T9 building. Site of Yayoi Kusama&rsquo;s Narcissus Garden for Rockaway! 2018. Image courtesy MoMA PS1. Photo: Pablo Enriquez.</figcaption></figure><p>"Narcissus Garden was first presented in 1966 when Kusama staged an unofficial installation and performance at the 33rd <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice Biennale</a>," explains the project description issued today by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA PS1</a>. "The silver spheres, originally made from plastic, were installed on the lawn in front of the Italian Pavilion, reflecting the landscape of the exhibition grounds. Kusama herself stood among them, barefoot and dressed in a gold kimono, alongside yard signs inscribed with the words 'Narcissus Garden, Kusama' and 'Your Narcissism for Sale.' Throughout the opening day of the exhibition, Kusama remained in the installation, tossing the spheres in the air and offering to sell them to visitors for 1200 lire (approximately $2) each. The action, which was viewed both as self-promotion and a critique on the commercialization of cont...</p> Contemporary art project opens in ancient ruins of Herculaneum and Pompeii Alexander Walter 2018-05-21T18:10:00-04:00 >2018-05-21T18:13:35-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The House of the Beautiful Courtyard at Herculaneum and the House of the Cryptoporticus in Pompeii will each be the site of a new installation by artist Catrin Huber, as part of a Newcastle University project designed to create a new dialogue&nbsp;between contemporary art, Roman wall painting and archaeological remains.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Expanded Interiors at Herculaneum. Photo: Amedeo Benestante.</figcaption></figure><p>"By investigating two distinctive Roman houses, our project sets out an exchange of knowledge between old and new," the <em></em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Expanded Interiors</em> project website</a> explains. "We are exploring what Contemporary painting and site-specific fine-art practice can learn from the often incredibly sophisticated and complex works of the Roman wall painters. In turn we investigate how contemporary fine-art practice can provide new perspectives on the spatial configurations of ancient Roman homes and the artefacts that adorned them. In so doing we will bring Roman artefacts (their replicas) back to the sites, while exploring new forms for displaying archaeological artefacts at Roman archaeological sites."<br></p> <p><em>Expanded Interiors</em> runs from May 17 <strong>&ndash;</strong> Jan 15, 2019 at Herculaneum and Jul 14 <strong>&ndash;</strong> Jan 15 at Pompeii.</p> First photos of David Chipperfield's new Royal Academy of Arts campus opening this weekend Alexander Walter 2018-05-17T16:28:00-04:00 >2018-05-18T13:31:31-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Royal Academy of Arts</a> in London is in extraordinary party mode: to celebrate the institution's 250th anniversary, the RA will host a weekend-long art festival on May 19 and 20 with plenty of events, tours, performances, tours, displays, and DJ sets. <br></p> <p>At the heart of the festivities is the grand opening of the new RA campus, a major redevelopment designed by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Chipperfield Architects</a> which will dramatically increase available spaces to present to the public historic pieces from its vast collection, work of its Royal Academicians and the RA schools as well as hosting events and exhibitions.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Weston Bridge and The Lovelace Courtyard. Credit: Simon Menges.</figcaption></figure><p>"One of the key features of the redevelopment is the new Weston Bridge between Burlington House and Burlington Gardens, uniting the two-acre campus and creating a new route between Piccadilly and Mayfair," the RA project outline explains. <br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Weston Bridge. Credit: Simon Menges.</figcaption></figure><p>"The unified campus provides 70% more public space tha...</p> Adrian Lahoud selected to curate inaugural Sharjah Architecture Triennial Alexander Walter 2018-05-11T13:32:00-04:00 >2018-05-11T13:50:20-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Sharjah is looking to transform the discussion around urban life with its new initiative, the Sharjah Architecture Triennial, which has announced the curator for its inaugural exhibition. Adrian Lahoud, dean of the School of Architecture at the Royal College of Art in London and a researcher on Arab cities, will curate the new initiative&rsquo;s flagship event, to be held in November 2019.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Research work of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RCA</a> Architecture Dean <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Adrian Lahoud</a> focuses primarily&nbsp;on urban spatial forms and large scale environmental change, particularly in the Arab world and Africa, making him a qualified candidate to establish this new triennial program for Sharjah, Dubai's neighbor and third largest city in the United Arab Emirates. </p> <p>"I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to shape the inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial," Lahoud said, "and to find ways of supporting an emerging generation of architects, artists and scholars in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia."</p> <p>Learn more about the Triennial <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> First photos of Edoardo Tresoldi's wire mesh cathedrals at Coachella Alexander Walter 2018-04-13T14:00:00-04:00 >2018-04-16T18:04:19-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Gates just opened at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival</a>, and for the next two weekends, droves of festival goers will flock to the small town of Indio, California to see their favorite bands, performers (Beyonc&eacute;, anyone?)&mdash;and a host of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">large-scale art installations</a> by emerging artists, designers, and architects.</p> <p>One of the most anticipated pieces this year is the site-specific installation <em>Etherea</em> by Italian artist <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Edoardo Tresoldi</a>, who gained enormous popularity worldwide with his <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">stunning wire mesh sculptures</a> inspired by classical architecture. Even though Tresoldi has collaborated with a number of music festivals before, such as Life Is Beautiful, Roskilde, The Secret Garden Party, Eaux Claires, and DERIVE, this new <em>Etherea</em> installation is Tresoldi's biggest artwork to date and is also the largest of the Coachella art pieces.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>"Etherea" by Edoardo Tresoldi at Coachella 2018 &copy; Roberto Conte</figcaption></figure><p>Here is how Tresoldi explains <em>Etherea</em>: "[...] research, focused on the experie...</p> Apply now for 2018 AA Istanbul Visiting School - Robotic Mediations! Sponsor 2018-04-12T12:13:00-04:00 >2018-04-12T12:42:17-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Istanbul Visiting School</a>.</strong></em></p> <p><br></p><p>AA ISTANBUL VISITING SCHOOL &ndash; ROBOTIC MEDIATIONS&nbsp;<br><em>Monday June 25 &ndash; Friday 6 July 6, 2018</em><br></p> <p>AA Istanbul Visiting School, in collaboration with Istanbul Bilgi University, is a unique learning and making experience. The program continues to build on its expertise on generative design methodologies and large- scale prototyping techniques from previous years, while bringing together a range of experts from internationally acclaimed academic institutions and practices, Architectural Association, Zaha Hadid Architects, among others.</p> <p>AA Istanbul Visiting School investigates the inherent associations between form, material, and structure through the rigorous implementation of innovative design and fabrication techniques. Computational methods for design, analysis, and fabrication are coupled with physical experimentation, fostering &lsquo;learning-by- experimentation&rsquo; in an active collaborative studio environment. Throughout the design and f...</p> Christo comes to London Alexander Walter 2018-04-11T15:57:00-04:00 >2018-04-11T16:12:12-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>And now he&rsquo;s going to float a 150-tonne sculpture on a lake on London. Is it an allegory of the west&rsquo;s oil dependency, an indictment of how we&rsquo;re polluting the planet, or both? Christo shakes his locks and smiles. &ldquo;I have no reason to justify myself as an artist. I cannot explain my art. Everything I do professionally is irrational and useless.&rdquo; This, he thinks, is exactly as it should be. &ldquo;I make things that have no function &ndash; except maybe to make pleasure.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Artist <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christo</a> chats about his new <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mastaba sculpture</a> coming to London this summer: a giant trapezoidal prism of 7,506 stacked steel barrels to float on the Serpentine Lake. It will be his first large artwork in Britain.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Christo, The Mastaba (Project for London, Hyde Park, Serpentine Lake), Collage 2017 Pencil, wax crayon, enamel paint, color photograph by Wolfgang Volz, technical data and tape on brown board, 21.5 x 28 cm, Private collection, Switzerland. Photo: Andr&eacute; Grossmann &copy; 2017 Christo</figcaption></figure><p>Plans for a much bigger Mastaba with 410,000 barrels outside of Abu Dhabi <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">first appeared</a> several years ago but were never realized.</p> <p>The accompanying exhibition <em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Barrels and The Mastaba (1958&ndash;2018)</a></em> will be on view from June 19 through September 9 at the nearby Serpentine Gallery.<br></p> Wire mesh artist Edoardo Tresoldi to present large-scale installation at Coachella Festival Alexander Walter 2018-04-04T15:22:00-04:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Just a few more days until the anticipated 2018 <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival</a> swings its doors open, and huge crowds, that have made the pilgrimage to this Southern California desert valley, get to enjoy the season's hippest music as well as various <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">large-scale art installations</a> by emerging artists, architects, and designers. <br></p> <p>Announced to present a three-piece installation at the festival is Italian artist <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Edoardo Tresoldi</a>, who <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">made quite a splash</a> with some of his <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recent</a> architectural wire mesh sculptures&mdash;resembling holograms of classical architectures past.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Edoardo Tresoldi. &copy; Alessandro Villa</figcaption></figure><p>Tresoldi&mdash;named by Forbes as one of the&nbsp;30 most influential European artists under 30&mdash;is currently in Coachella, working on the installation, but images will be under tight wraps until the first day of the festival, April 13. <br></p> <p>Until then, check out these stunning photographs of some of his previous work.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Basilica di Siponto, Manfredonia, 2016, Edoardo Tresoldi. &copy; Roberto Conte</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Archet...</figcaption></figure> Burning Man reveals 2018 Temple design: Galaxia Alexander Walter 2018-01-04T17:25:00-05:00 >2018-01-04T17:34:53-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Galaxia celebrates hope in the unknown, stars, planets, black holes, the movement uniting us in swirling galaxies of dreams. A superior form of Gaia in Isaac Asimov&rsquo;s Foundation series, Galaxia is the ultimate network, the fabric of the universe connecting living beings into one entity.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Rejoice burners &mdash; the design for the 2018 Temple has been unveiled: 'Galaxia' by London-based French architect&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arthur Mamou-Mani</a>.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>"Galaxia is shaped of 20 timber trusses converging as a spiral towards one point in the sky," describes the <em>Burning Man Journal</em>. "The triangular trusses form different paths towards a central space holding a giant 3D printed mandala, the heart of Galaxia. The timber modules start large enough to hold small alcoves in which people can write in peace. As participants walk through the path, the timber modules lift up and become thinner and thinner towards the sky as people reach the central mandala."</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>Mamou-Mani is no stranger to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Burning Man</a>: he and his&nbsp;MArch students at the University of Westminster's WeWantToLearn studio (taught jointly with with Toby Burgess) have been contributing art installations to the annual event site, Black Rock City in the Nevada desert, for the past six years:&nbsp;Shipwreck, Fractal Cult, Hayam Sun Temple, The Infinity Tree, Reflectio...</p> Spatializing Blackness: Milton Curry on black aesthetics and urbanism Alexander Walter 2017-12-11T15:05:00-05:00 >2017-12-11T15:10:41-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Architecture, like contemporary art in the 1990s and legal theory a decade before, faces a critical moment in theory and practice. What do black citizens of major U.S. cities and global cities have to look forward to in the coming century in terms of urban conditions and their agency in determining how these conditions change and transform? What does an approach to cities that takes into account black agency, social codes and aesthetics have to offer to city-making as such?</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>CNN Style</em> highlights <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">USC</a> architecture dean and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CriticalProductive</a><em></em> editor,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milton S. F. Curry</a>, and his recent role as lead organizer&nbsp;behind Spatializing Blackness, a three-part panel discussion on "contemporary thinking and creative work related to black aesthetics, urbanism and the lived experiences of black bodies" at Design Miami 2017.&nbsp;</p> <p>Listen to the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rethinking the City Through Blackness/</a> discussion from December 6, featuring&nbsp;David Adjaye, Amanda Williams, and Germane Barnes, below&nbsp;(click&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;for the full list of the 2017 Design Talks program).&nbsp;</p> <p></p> <p>Archinect also <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recently interviewed</a> Curry &mdash; one month into his new deanship &mdash; as part of our ongoing&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deans List</a> series.</p> The LOT: LAVA — Screens & Streets Anthony Morey 2017-11-17T14:47:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>During <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA CoMotion</a> &mdash; a downtown event featuring the so-called city of tomorrow &mdash; a Los Angeles artist group is reframing what the city of tomorrow is by bringing the art to the screens and streets.&nbsp;</p> <p>A local group of Los Angeles video artists is making strides &mdash; and having fun while doing it &mdash; with guerilla-style pops around the city on its endless canvases and spaces. Founded in 2003, LAVA is a community of artists working primarily in the field of immersive experiential video art. The goal of the LAVA community is to promote and nurture the movement of video art with the latest technological magic in the greater Los Angeles area.</p> <p>&amp;amp;lt;span id="selection-marker-1" class="redactor-selection-marker"&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;/span&amp;amp;gt;</p> <p>LAVA members are constantly contributing to the current discourse around LED pixel mapping, 360 dome visuals, 3D and 4D projection mapping, interactive and immersive experiences, audiovisual software and hardware customization, content consciousness, ethics,...</p> The peculiar history of New Haven's 'amputated' Marcel Breuer building Alexander Walter 2017-10-09T14:09:00-04:00 >2017-10-09T14:21:32-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Fifteen years after IKEA demolished part of it for a parking lot, a Marcel Breuer-designed office building in New Haven has become a stage for art. [...] Now, Burr is building on those explorations in his current show, Body/Building. Spread out over the first floor of Breuer&rsquo;s gutted local icon, the show uses objects that weave together a story about himself, the site, and his city.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Tom Burr / New Haven, Phase 1, 2017, installation view, Bortolami, New Haven</figcaption></figure><p>New Haven-native, and now New York-based, artist Tom Burr tells the story of one of the city's most iconic, and controversial, buildings in his current show <em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Body/Building</a></em><em></em>, now on display inside the gutted belly of the 1960s brutalist Marcel Breuer-designed Long Wharf building.&nbsp;</p> <p>"I&rsquo;m interested in the fact that it&rsquo;s amputated," Burr revealed, hinting at the partial demolition that the current owner, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IKEA</a>, saw necessary in 2003 to provide surface parking for its new store on the site.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Tom Burr / New Haven, Phase 1, 2017, installation view, Bortolami, New Haven</figcaption></figure><p>The show can still be visited until November 11 and is free of charge but requires an <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">appointment</a>.</p> Design Pieces of Portuguese Ceramics and Architecture highlighted at 100% Design Sponsor 2017-09-18T00:01:00-04:00 >2017-09-19T20:30:56-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><figure><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure><p><strong><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ceramics, Portugal Does It Better</a></em></strong><br></p> <p>Design, Innovation and Quality - primal attributes that are the baseline of the international success of Portuguese ceramics. It is from the symbiosis between the art, know-how and innovation, that the history of the Portuguese Ceramic Industry of tomorrow can be written. Ceramics, Portugal Does It Better is an aggregating and unifying concept of an Industry with its own characteristics, nature and identity that will be showcased at 100% Design, London.</p> <p>APICER&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ceramics, Portugal Does It Better</a> campaign is ready for the first 2017 official participation in UK's largest trade event for architects and designers, that takes place in London, between 20 &ndash; 23 September. This will be a unique opportunity to show at 100% Design the singularity, quality, innovation and heritage of the Portuguese Ceramic Industry with a &hellip;. Twist!</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Porto Cruise Terminal by Lu&iacute;s Pedro Silva. Credit: TCrL: FG + SG</figcaption></figure><p>Architecture and Design will be the...</p> Star designer Michael Young to open 100% Design 2017 in broad talks programme alongside Lee Broom, Ross Lovegrove and Naomi Cleaver Sponsor 2017-09-16T04:00:00-04:00 >2017-09-15T20:44:22-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p></figure><p><em><strong></strong></em><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">100% Design</a>.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">100% Design,</a> the UK&rsquo;s largest design trade show, today announces its talks programme, bringing design heavyweights and expert industry insight to Olympia London. The show will be opened by leading designer Michael Young, who appears in conversation with newly appointed 100% Design Content Editor design journalist Max Fraser. Young will also present his new Roxanne seats for the iconic Italian furniture brand Gufram , which have been inspired by&nbsp;<em>The Police&rsquo;s&nbsp;</em>song of the same name and influenced by Seventies disco d&eacute;cor.</p> <p>Each day thought leaders from across the design industry will deliver agenda setting keynotes, with prolific British product designer Lee Broom (Thursday 21 September), artist and industrial designer Ross Lovegrove (Friday 22 September) and interior designer Naomi Cleaver (Saturday 23 September) all featuring. Alongside these individual talks, which take place in conversation with Max Fraser at 11am each day, are panel discu...</p> The world’s most influential architects and commentators will discuss ‘Performance’ at this year’s World Architecture Festival Sponsor 2017-09-15T12:22:00-04:00 >2017-09-15T12:45:23-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href=";utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p> <p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href=";utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a></strong></em></p> <p>Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the World Architecture Festival has revealed its speaker line up for the 2017 event taking place at the Arena Berlin for the second time from <strong>15-17 November</strong>.</p> <p>A collection of world-class architects will come together to speak at the event including <strong>Pierre de Meuron, Alison Brooks, Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly and Charles Jencks</strong>.</p> <p>This year&rsquo;s programme responds to the Festival&rsquo;s theme, &lsquo;Performance&rsquo;, and will include speeches, discussions and debates examining the topic of performance from the perspectives of housing, public spaces, festivals, cultural institutions and new technologies.</p> Program highlights include: <p><strong>Performance as space, time and architecture</strong></p> <ul><li>Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly is a former super-jury chair and keynote speaker at WAF</li><li>How does the concept of performance apply in his varied work?</li><li>How projects range from the Tokyo Forum complex including a temporary mobile performance space he is designing in ...</li></ul> Win 2 tickets to Beaux Arts Ball 2017: Alchemy Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-09-14T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League of New York</a>&nbsp;is getting ready to kick off another eventful <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beaux Arts Ball</a>,&nbsp;taking place September 22nd at Building 28 in Brooklyn's Navy Yard. Attendees will get to mingle with fellow designers and friends, listen to music spun by DJay Jung&nbsp;while&nbsp;illuminated by lighting from Joel Fitzpatrick Studios, and see site-specific installations by Brett H. Schneider and Lizzie Hodges.</p> <p><strong>Thanks to The Architectural League, Archinect is giving away two pairs of tickets to two of our readers!</strong>&nbsp;<br></p> <p>This year&rsquo;s theme, Alchemy, celebrates&nbsp;the transformation from one state to another, the quicksilver act of creation: dockyards into an innovation hub; concrete, steel, and wood into the world we live in.&nbsp;<strong>For a chance to win</strong>, respond to the following prompt in the comment section below by <strong>Friday, September 15th, 12 PM EST</strong>: Name your favorite instance of adaptive re-use in architecture this year.<br></p> <p>Only your first comment will count. Two winners will be announced next Monday, September...</p> Announcing Black in Design: Designing Resistance, Building Coalitions—Register Now! Sponsor 2017-09-11T09:00:00-04:00 >2017-09-11T12:13:36-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p> <p><em><strong>This post brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Black in Design</a></strong></em></p> <p>The Harvard University Graduate School of Design African American Student Union is excited to announce the second biannual Black in Design conference on October 6-8, 2017.<br></p> <p>The conference promotes discourse around the agency of the design profession to address and dismantle institutional barriers faced by communities of color. The second edition, <em>Designing Resistance, Building Coalitions</em>, builds on the success of the 2015 inaugural conference, which brought together more than 400 design researchers and practitioners from across the United States. The conference will cover a range of topics from Exploring and Visualizing Identities, Communicating Values, Mobilizing and Organizing to Design Futuring, with the aim of serving as a platform to unearth our agency as designers to envision more radical and equitable futures.</p> <figure><figure><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></figure></figure><p>Saturday features a full day of a fantastic array of speakers, including Michelle Wilkinson of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Museum of Africa...</a></p> The Architectural League's Beaux Arts Ball 2017: Alchemy Sponsor 2017-09-10T09:00:00-04:00 >2017-09-08T21:06:21-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><strong><em>This post is brought to you by </em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>The Architectural League</em></a><br></strong></p> <p>Join friends and colleagues for <strong>Alchemy,</strong>&nbsp;the&nbsp;2017 Architectural League Beaux Arts Ball&nbsp;taking place at&nbsp;<strong>Building 28 in Brooklyn&rsquo;s Navy Yard.</strong>&nbsp;This year&rsquo;s theme celebrates&nbsp;the transformation from one state to another, the quicksilver act of creation: dockyards into an innovation hub; concrete, steel, and wood into the world we live in.&nbsp;Responding to this year&rsquo;s theme,&nbsp;Brett H. Schneider and Lizzie Hodges&nbsp;have designed&nbsp;<em><strong>UNPACKING</strong></em>, a site-specific installation that will stretch along 400 feet of the building&rsquo;s interior to create &ldquo;soft rooms&rdquo; for the Ball&rsquo;s patrons.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Learn more</a>&nbsp;about this year's event and how to purchase tickets.&nbsp;</p> <p>Since The Architectural League revived the event in 1990, the Beaux Arts Ball has become the premier annual party of the architecture and design community in the city with&nbsp;<strong>over 1,000 architects, designers, artists</strong>&nbsp; and their friends attending. The League identifies a distinctive architecturally significant v...</p> designjunction Talks Programme Announced Sponsor 2017-09-07T03:00:00-04:00 >2017-09-04T05:40:19-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><figure><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">designjunction</a>.</strong></em></p> <p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Join us</a></strong>&nbsp;over two days this September for the most important conversations about cutting-edge design.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Fourteen sessions</strong></a>&nbsp;will delve into a variety of engaging topics that affect and inform the design industry. Anchored around the show&rsquo;s theme&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>#wheredesignmeets</strong></a>, designjunction&rsquo;s 2017&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>t</strong></a><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">alks programme</a></strong>&nbsp;is designed to inspire, engage and provoke.&nbsp;</p> <p>Our stellar line-up of speakers includes: Sir Kenneth Grange; Tina Norden, Conran; Julio Terra, Kickstarter; Jordan Cluroe and Russell Whitehead, 2LG Studio; Dejan Sudjic, Design Museum; Jeremiah Tesolin, Iittala; Tom Lloyd, PearsonLloyd and&nbsp;<strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">many more</a></strong>.&nbsp;</p> <p>For full details and to book tickets&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>click</strong>&nbsp;</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>here</strong></a>.</p> <p><strong>21-22 September<br></strong><strong>Ticket price: &pound;6</strong> Address:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The Office Group</strong></a>, Stanley Building, 1 Pancras Road, King&rsquo;s Cross, N1C 4AG<strong><br></strong></p> <p><em>Follow designjunction on&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Twitter</strong></a>,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Instagram</strong></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>.</strong>&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>#wheredesignmeets</strong></a></em></p> Gregory Ain, once "the most dangerous architect in America," and the mysterious fate of his MoMA exhibition house Alexander Walter 2017-08-11T15:36:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Gregory Ain, a midcentury champion of modern architecture whose students included Frank Gehry, is virtually unknown outside Los Angeles today. His left-leaning politics made him the object of decades-long F.B.I. surveillance [...] Even the fate of his most important commission &mdash; an exhibition house in the garden of the Museum of Modern Art &mdash; is a mystery. That house is now the subject of &ldquo;This Future Has a Past,&rdquo; an installation at the Center for Architecture in Greenwich Village.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This Future Has a Past</a></em> opened in July at the Center for Architecture in New York and still runs through September 12. The accompanying event <em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Who Was Gregory Ain?</a></em> on September 7 will feature the installation's producers, Katherine Lambert and Christiane Robbins, as well as other speakers. <br></p> BAU 2017, the premier event for architects and planners, is approaching quickly — register now! Sponsor 2016-10-26T17:37:00-04:00 >2016-11-14T04:39:24-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><a href=";c=20&amp;mc=click&amp;pli=18609116&amp;PluID=0&amp;ord=%5Btimestamp%5D" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src=""></a><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href=";c=20&amp;mc=click&amp;pli=18609116&amp;PluID=0&amp;ord=%5Btimestamp%5D" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BAU 2017<img alt="" src=";c=19&amp;mc=imp&amp;pli=18609116&amp;PluID=0&amp;ord=%5Btimestamp%5D&amp;rtu=-1"></a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>On about 185,000 m2 of exhibition space, BAU will be presenting a display of architecture, materials and systems for commercial and residential construction and interior design, for both new-build and R&amp;M projects. This next edition of the show, which takes place in Munich from January 16 to 21, 2017, will again be filling up all the available halls at the exhibition center. Here around 2,000 exhibitors from more than 40 countries will be showcasing a comprehensive range of materials and technologies for planning and construction. In particular architects &ndash; many coming from all over the world &ndash; regard this event as an unmissable source of information and inspiration.</p><p>BAU brings together all the technologies, products and materials that are used in planning and building. This cross-functionality approach makes BAU an essential information source for everyone involved in planning and building: from investors, planners and architects through to s...</p>