Archinect - News 2017-10-21T10:15:27-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150031556/seattle-s-space-needle-is-getting-a-makeover-new-renderings-revealed Seattle's Space Needle is getting a makeover: new renderings revealed Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-10-04T14:36:00-04:00 >2017-10-09T12:18:41-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mm/mmau8177zth2pwhr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mm/mmau8177zth2pwhr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mm/mmau8177zth2pwhr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mm/mmau8177zth2pwhr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/7932/seattle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seattle</a>'s 55-year old landmark Space Needle is undergoing a $100 million renovation headed by Seattle-based design firm <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/49784837/olson-kundig-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olson Kundig</a>. The venture's aim is&nbsp;to reveal the historic tower&rsquo;s internal structure and harken back to the original concept sketches, all while expanding and improving the Space Needle&rsquo;s iconic views and guest experience.</p> <figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hk/hkne0jpful8mbevt.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hk/hkne0jpful8mbevt.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Image Credit: Olson Kundig</figcaption></figure></figure><p>Enhancing the iconic view involves the addition of a lot of glass&mdash;176 tons to be exact will be added to the Observation Deck and restaurant level. Expanding the views by more than 25%, the&nbsp;observation deck above the restaurant will feature floor-to-ceiling glass panels on the interior and exterior to enhance the 360-degree views. At the restaurant level, the tables, chairs, windows, and rotating floor of the reimagined space will all be made of glass.&nbsp;</p> <p>Construction began earlier in September with the impressive installation of a&nbsp;28,000 pound platform 400 feet in the air to rest in place just below the Space Needle&rsquo;s Top...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149993305/a-canadian-developer-is-building-an-enclave-of-world-class-architecture-in-the-alberta-foothills A Canadian developer is building an enclave of world-class architecture in the Alberta foothills Nicholas Korody 2017-02-22T12:26:00-05:00 >2017-02-22T13:53:43-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9o/9oy6sgw3od8ip3kc.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9o/9oy6sgw3od8ip3kc.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9o/9oy6sgw3od8ip3kc.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9o/9oy6sgw3od8ip3kc.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Ian MacGregor, the president and chief executive of North West Upgrading Inc. and a self-described &ldquo;guy who works in the oil business&rdquo;, is <a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/real-estate/calgary-and-edmonton/in-alberta-foothills-a-plan-to-build-an-enclave-of-world-classarchitecture/article34071267/?cmpid=rss1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reportedly</a> planning to fund and develop a cluster of architectural icons in the idyllic foothills of Alberta. Dubbed the Carraig Ridge, the community will be located between Cochrane and Canmore. Already, the 650-acre site hosts &ldquo;the Rock House&rdquo; designed by Seattle-based architect James Cutler of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/17256cutler-anderson-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cutler Anderson Architects</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t3/t34cii97a8vizbd4.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yw/ywybok3kbsnckjxz.jpg"></p><p>MacGregor, compelled by the beauty of the region, says he bought the $20-million site to avoid its division into a series of smaller parcels. Despite his profession, the developer is committed to preserving the area&rsquo;s environment. He brought some notable conservation planners, including Randall Arendt and Christopher Alexander, to scope out the site.</p><p>Now, the development will host 44 lots between two and five acres. Each parcel is priced at $1.05 million&mdash;unless you&rsquo;re willing to put up an extra million to get a sleek home design...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149967065/fairy-tales-2017-blank-space-launches-fourth-annual-architecture-storytelling-competition Fairy Tales 2017: Blank Space launches fourth annual architecture storytelling competition Sponsor 2016-09-07T03:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-13T00:22:43-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/60/60ok1jehb0727081.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/60/60ok1jehb0727081.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/60/60ok1jehb0727081.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/60/60ok1jehb0727081.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><a href="http://blankspaceproject.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/92/92k1x98i5jmudf7w.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://blankspaceproject.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blank Space</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>After the record breaking success of last year&rsquo;s competition which drew over 1,500 participants from 67 countries, Blank Space is excited to announce that the 2017 edition is <a href="http://blankspaceproject.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>open for registration</strong></a>. Now in its fourth year, <em>Fairy Tales</em> is the largest annual architectural competition in the world.</p><p>Blank Space is proud to partner with the <strong>National Building Museum</strong> and the <strong>American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)</strong> along with <strong>Archinect</strong>, <strong>Bustler</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Archdaily</strong>, and <strong>DesignMilk</strong>. The competition will be capped with a special celebration at the National Building Museum in February 2017 for all winners, participants, jurors and VIPs.</p><p><em>Fairy Tales</em> is open to all, and invites architects, designers, writers, artists, engineers, illustrators, students and creatives to submit their own unique architectural fairy tales. A successful entry crafts a text narrative, along with 5 images, in the most spectacular way possible.</p><p>&ldquo;Every week or two we are approached...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149961407/olson-kundig-will-design-the-noah-s-ark-themed-children-s-museum-for-the-jewish-museum-berlin Olson Kundig will design the Noah's Ark-themed Children's Museum for the Jewish Museum Berlin Justine Testado 2016-08-03T20:25:00-04:00 >2016-08-10T00:01:53-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bb/bbz7msdgsny1t8jx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bb/bbz7msdgsny1t8jx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bb/bbz7msdgsny1t8jx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bb/bbz7msdgsny1t8jx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Noah's Ark will be <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957994/leroy-s-ark-leroy-troyer-the-architect-behind-the-noah-s-ark-replica-at-ark-encounter-kentucky-s-new-biblical-theme-park-on-one-to-one-31" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">brought to life</a> once again in the upcoming Children's Museum on the Jewish Museum Berlin campus. The Jewish Museum Berlin Foundation&nbsp;launched an invite-only international competition this past January wherein participants added their own spin in incorporating the biblical story in their proposals. Late last month, Seattle-based <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/49784837/olson-kundig-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olson Kundig Architects</a> won the commission. Berlin-based Staab Architekten won second place, while Michael Wallraff ZT GmbH of Vienna received third.</p><p>Authored by Olson Kundig owner and principal Alan Maskin, their team's approach to the concept ultimately won the jury's favor with its playful depiction of the essential themes of the Children's Museum. Visitors both young and old will get to experience the museum as if they were Noah, exploring the space through interactive and imaginative installations that tailor to kids ages 5-12 years old.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ao/ao5g0dzcjvfr6wab.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nt/nttyhhsonl8skbnf.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;The design by Olson Kundig has the potential to unpack the biblical story in all its relevance, as ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/77141277/lawsuit-filed-against-architect-tom-kundig Lawsuit Filed Against Architect Tom Kundig DianePham 2013-07-15T17:08:00-04:00 >2013-07-22T21:58:23-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g3/g3zaqpa2nizk9o1j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g3/g3zaqpa2nizk9o1j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g3/g3zaqpa2nizk9o1j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g3/g3zaqpa2nizk9o1j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>We never would have expected Tom Kundig to be embroiled in legal battle with a community of conservationists, but the characteristically eco-minded architect was slapped with a lawsuit a few weeks ago by residents of Methow Valley, WA. As it turns out, one of Kundig&rsquo;s newest construction, dubbed the Flagg Mountain Hut, protrudes into the viewshed of a pristine ridge in the valley... the community is not happy with the project and they&rsquo;ve launched a campaign asking the owners to move the hut.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>