Archinect - News 2017-09-23T05:31:52-04:00 Eyebeam selects WorkAC for New Brooklyn Home Archinect 2014-02-27T20:09:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T22:30:47-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The art and technology center Eyebeam has selected WORK Architecture Company (WORKac) to design its future home in Brooklyn, another addition to the Brooklyn cultural district in Fort Greene. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a great moment in Eyebeam&rsquo;s trajectory to think about the relationship between art and technology,&rdquo; said Dan Wood, a principal in WORKac, with Amale Andraos &mdash; both of whom worked on the cultural district&rsquo;s master plan.</p></em><br /><br /><p></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'I Have No Words' Emoji and the New Visual Vernacular</a> from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eyebeam Art + Technology Center</a> on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vimeo</a>.</p> Blaffer Art Museum, designed by WORKac, opens in Houston Archinect 2012-12-10T19:15:00-05:00 >2012-12-11T17:09:42-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> WORK Architecture Company's dramatic new addition and renovation of the Blaffer Art Museum in Houston, Texas has opened to the public with a twenty-year survey dedicated to influential American sculptor Tony Feher.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Founded in 1973, the Blaffer Art Museum is a preeminent contemporary art museum without a permanent collection set in the midst of University of Houston&rsquo;s enormous central campus. With high-profile exhibitions that are free and open to the public, as well as extensive educational programs, the museum has the potential to act as a gateway between the university and the city. However, its visibility and identity were previously hampered by the fact that its entrance was hidden and accessible only through an internal courtyard. Within, its galleries were excessively impacted by circulation, including a stairway in the middle of two galleries, and another gallery only accessible by a hallway through the administrative offices.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br> The project represents an important sh...</p> WORKac, Henning Larsen and SO – IL compete to design UC Davis art museum Archinect 2012-12-06T14:00:00-05:00 >2012-12-10T18:50:55-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The university believes this to be the first design-build competition for an art museum in this country. Each team gets four months to design a museum and prepare a bid for the museum.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The teams competing to build the museum are:</p> <ul><li> Contractor: Kitchell; design architect: WORKac; executive architect: Westlake Reed Leskosky</li> <li> Contractor: Oliver and Co.; design architect: Henning Larsen Architects; executive architect: Gould Evans</li> <li> Contractor: Whiting-Turner; design architect: SO &ndash; IL; executive architect: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson</li> </ul> Assembly Hall for the 2014 Summit of the African Union by WORKac Alexander Walter 2012-11-07T21:01:00-05:00 >2012-11-08T17:08:54-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The proposal "L'Assembl&eacute;e Radieuse" by NYC's WORK Architecture Company has recently been named winner in the international competition to design a new Assembly Hall in Libreville, Gabon for the 2014 Summit of the African Union.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The Yale Daily News summarizes last night's WORKac lecture Archinect 2012-09-07T12:50:00-04:00 >2012-09-11T09:33:57-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>&ldquo;We don&rsquo;t believe architecture can solve anything,&rdquo; Andraos said of the relationship between environmentalism and design in WORKac&rsquo;s creations. &ldquo;Rather, we feel this is a question of impacting culture. In the architect&rsquo;s Sisyphean relation to power, we believe in the visionary, and his agency to radicalize and to move culture.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The Housing Question Places Journal 2012-06-25T13:48:00-04:00 >2012-07-09T16:40:47-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Foreclosed is controversial because it suggests that the state, or the public sector &mdash; conceived along with civil society in terms of multiple, overlapping, virtual and actual publics &mdash; might play a more active, direct and enlightened role in the provision of housing and, by extension, of education, health care and other infrastructures of daily life in the United States.... Simply put, can we no longer imagine architecture without developers?</p></em><br /><br /><p> Earlier this year <em>Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream</em> opened at MoMA in New York. The exhibition quickly became controversial, with some decrying it as elitist and paternalistic, others defending it as powerful and ambitious. On Places, Reinhold Martin, co-organizer of Foreclosed, and Raphael Sperry and Amit Price Patel, of Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility, continue the debate &mdash; in a virtual roundtable &mdash; along with fellow Liz Ogbu and urban planner Tom Angotti of Hunter College.</p> WORKac to Redesign New Holland Island in St. Petersburg Alexander Walter 2011-08-05T19:22:00-04:00 >2012-09-26T18:32:44-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>New York-based practice WORKac is the winner of the competition to select a master planning consultant for the future development of New Holland Island in St Petersburg, Russia. [...] New Holland is an 8-hectare island bordered by two canals and a river in the heart of St Petersburg, within 20-minutes walk of the Hermitage and the city&rsquo;s other major cultural sites.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>