Archinect - News 2017-09-25T00:30:47-04:00 RIP the National Endowment of the Arts Nicholas Korody 2017-03-15T13:08:00-04:00 >2017-03-16T12:33:03-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Hill</a>&nbsp;</em>has penned an obituary for the National Endowment of the Arts, following its defunding at the hands of the Trump administration and the current Republican-controlled government. As the obit notes, the NEA has been threatened many times before, notably in the 80&rsquo;s and 90&rsquo;s following a string of controversial, NEA-funded exhibitions. At the onset of the Reagan Administration, the government tried to give the department, which uses up a tiny amount of the national budget, the ax. Later, controversy boiled when the NEA sponsored an exhibition of Robert Mapplethorpe photos depicting gay men in sexualized and aestheticized fashions.</p><p>At the end of the day, the NEA was already a drastically underfunded organization, particularly when compared to government-sponsored art funding in other countries. Still, the move leaves the United States as the only country in the world without a federal arts presence, according to <em>the Hill</em>. That&rsquo;s pretty shocking.</p><p>As I outlined in a previous article...</p> Trump may eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts — here's why that matters for architecture Nicholas Korody 2017-01-19T13:38:00-05:00 >2017-01-23T10:27:15-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>According to a report published by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>the Hill</em></a>, President-elect Trump is planning significant cuts to federal programs, including the departments of Transportation, Commerce and Energy. What else is on the chopping block? The National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. And, according to the report, they&rsquo;re not just going to get budgetary cuts&mdash;they&rsquo;re going to be eliminated. This matters.</p><p>The United States already barely supports the arts at all in comparison to other developed countries. But still, the NEA and NEH are crucial for the survival of arts and cultural organizations around the country. Best known for supporting the fine arts, these organizations also support many architectural initiatives under the rubric of &ldquo;Design&rdquo;, a category which here covers: &ldquo;architecture, communications and graphic design, fashion design, historic preservation, industrial and product design, interior design, landscape architecture, planning, universal design, social i...</p> Editor's Picks #290 Nam Henderson 2012-11-20T11:24:00-05:00 >2012-11-26T19:06:32-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> With the latest edition of the Showcase series, Archinect highlighted <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House Yagiyama</a> in Sendai, Japan by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kazuya Saito Architects</a>. The one-story house for an old couple, located in Sendai's hilly Yagiyama district was photographed by Yasuhiro Takagi.</p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects was awarded a contract to design and construct a centerpiece, billion-dollar national stadium that forms a key part of Tokyo&rsquo;s bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games</a>. <strong>Thayer-D</strong> reacted "<em>These images are quite spectacular!&nbsp; The exterior reminds me of some beautiful animal skull that Georgia O'Keefe would have painted.&nbsp;&nbsp; I hope the street level view of this building is as sympathetic as these images</em>" while <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway</a> noted it was "<em>within walking distance of my office.&nbsp; nice area.&nbsp; olympics would be cool here too, but hopefully this stadium makes sense without them coming.&nbsp; looking forward to seeing it go up</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> David Ng reported, that <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this past Saturday the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum (also designed by ar...</a></p>