Archinect - News 2017-09-22T09:27:03-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150029624/street-art-museum-opens-in-berlin-and-presents-itself-as-canvas Street art museum opens in Berlin and presents itself as canvas Alexander Walter 2017-09-21T14:31:00-04:00 >2017-09-21T14:31:25-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f0/f0apzz1t2rx93wgx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f0/f0apzz1t2rx93wgx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f0/f0apzz1t2rx93wgx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f0/f0apzz1t2rx93wgx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Street art is the ultimate form of democracy according to the curators of the new Museum for Urban Contemporary Art that has just opened in Berlin. But does street art belong in exhibition halls? [...] Construction for the Urban Nation Museum of Urban Contemporary Art began in May 2016. A late-19th century house in the Berlin district of Sch&ouml;neberg was redesigned by German architecture studio Graft.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8f/8fe27b9ec86b3odv.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8f/8fe27b9ec86b3odv.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Graft, via dw.com. </figcaption></figure><p>In <em>Deutsche Welle</em>'s interview with Yasha Young, the artistic director of the new Museum for Urban Contemporary Art, Young defends the need for a permanent home for street art: "Yes, street art belongs to the street and should stay there. The label "Museum for Street Art," although we often use it ourselves, is not quite accurate. We are much more: the museum is designed to be mobile, to connect the outside and the inside.&nbsp;The fa&ccedil;ade of the house always changes, which means the art that is created out there can be dismantled, changed&nbsp;and exhibited inside."</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150025345/the-urban-planning-of-burning-man The urban planning of Burning Man Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-08-30T16:55:00-04:00 >2017-08-30T18:17:46-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/20/20weh868gvpbdmos.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/20/20weh868gvpbdmos.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/20/20weh868gvpbdmos.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/20/20weh868gvpbdmos.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>In a moment when the powers at be can't even fund the country&rsquo;s shambling roads and bridges, the 2,000 organizers and volunteers who run Burning Man put together&mdash;and then take apart&mdash;a 70,000-person city in the space of two months.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As Burning Man is taking it's 31st annual round, Wired takes a look at how the famed festival occupies the land of the Black Rock Desert. While temporary and free of the bounding presence of permanent residents and buildings, it nevertheless bares some resemblance to a city. Springing out of nothing-ness with no need for professional builders, the settlement still conforms to some rules<em>&mdash;</em>the Bureau of Land Management has had a firm hand in guiding Burning Man since the mid 90's, imposing the basic half-moon grid layout, developing plans to deal with sanitation, emergency services, security, camping, traffic, parking, water, food supplies, communication, lasers, and fire. In the event of bad weather or 'social' unrest the Bureau will step in again.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mq/mqeo5ralz3uhmdig.jpg?w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mq/mqeo5ralz3uhmdig.jpg?w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image via commons.wikimedia.org</figcaption></figure><p>Black Rock City has essentially built up its own bureaucracy<em>&mdash;</em>the Nevada Department of Transportation helps the 70,000 attendees get in and out of the site and the Department of Public Works paints, welds, re-...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150025080/ai-weiwei-s-massive-public-exhibition-set-for-october-receives-opposition-from-the-washington-square-park-association Ai Weiwei's massive public exhibition, set for October, receives opposition from the Washington Square Park Association Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-08-29T14:41:00-04:00 >2017-08-30T19:14:59-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zy/zyd3mr9yuroh1cyi.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zy/zyd3mr9yuroh1cyi.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zy/zyd3mr9yuroh1cyi.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zy/zyd3mr9yuroh1cyi.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Chinese artist <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/345/ai-weiwei" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ai Weiwei</a>'s newest project, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149999918/ai-weiwei-to-install-over-100-fences-around-new-york-one-of-his-largest-public-works-to-date" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Good Fences Make Good Neighbors," is set to open in October of 2017</a>. The famous provocateur was commissioned by the Public Art Fund, in celebration of its 40th birthday, to build one of his largest public works ever. In total, the project will included ten major fence-themed installations as well as smaller works spread throughout Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn.&nbsp;</p> <p>One of the bigger pieces for the massive citywide art exhibition was set to land under the Washington Square Park Arch; however, the Washington Square Association released a statement on Friday asking the Public Art Fund to withdraw its plans to house this particular piece under the Arch.&nbsp;</p> <p>The neighborhood association's objections to the installation as <a href="http://www.washingtonsquarenyc.org/journal/2017/8/25/wsa-statement-against-the-ai-weiwei-installation-under-the-washington-square-park-arch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">stated in their letter</a> signed by President Trevor Sumner are as follows:</p> <ul><li><em>The installation will make impossible the erection, under the arch, of our holiday tree that traditionally goes up the weekend after Thanksgiving, and stays u...</em></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/150024666/the-palestinian-museum-opens-its-first-show-jerusalem-lives The Palestinian Museum opens its first show: Jerusalem Lives Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-08-25T18:41:00-04:00 >2017-08-26T21:16:03-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rf/rf4k7pp4ipzzeu2a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rf/rf4k7pp4ipzzeu2a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rf/rf4k7pp4ipzzeu2a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rf/rf4k7pp4ipzzeu2a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The Palestinian Museum opens its inaugural exhibition this weekend focusing on the holy city of Jerusalem, a city that both Israel and Palestine claim as their capital. The wide-ranging, overtly political show focuses on the realities of living in Jerusalem as well as the idea that despite being seen as the original global city, it also serves an example of how globalization has failed worldwide.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/638129/palestinian-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Palestinian Museum</a>, located in Birzeit, Palestine&rsquo;s West Bank, opened last&nbsp;May. Back then, however, the $24 million structure designed by&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/26550/heneghan-peng-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Heneghan Peng Architects</a> had no exhibits to show due to a sudden resignation of the museum's former director.</p> <p>Its first show, <em>Jerusalem Lives</em> (Tahya Al Quds), on view from August 27, is participatory, consisting of four chapters that examine&nbsp;the cultural, political, economic and ideological aspects of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/180079/jerusalem" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jerusalem</a>. The exhibit will include&nbsp;works by contemporary artists, a display of 20 large-scale commissions in the museum&rsquo;s extensive gardens 'based on ideas about land, openness and non-exclusion', featuring artists such as&nbsp;Mona Hatoum, Emily Jacir, Khaled Jarrar, and many more. Additionally,&nbsp;supporting events and programs will be held at other Palestinian institutions.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;What is going on and why are these exclusionary policies being accepted? How are people&mdash;artists, organisations and civil society&mdash;working against it? And how can we build togethe...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150024148/la-s-grand-ave-to-get-a-color-makeover LA's Grand Ave to get a color makeover Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-08-23T12:43:00-04:00 >2017-08-23T13:17:08-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5m/5mifbqfc167pilbl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5m/5mifbqfc167pilbl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5m/5mifbqfc167pilbl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5m/5mifbqfc167pilbl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/522724/broad-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Broad</a> announced today that it will present a new work from <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/148002/venezuela" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venezuelan</a>-born artist Carlos Cruz-Diez (b. 1923), in collaboration with the Cruz-Diez Art Foundation. Couleur Additive has been commissioned by The Broad as part of the Getty Initiative, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California.&nbsp;</p><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/cx/cxpcuhmwnifip96n.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cx/cxpcuhmwnifip96n.jpg?fit=crop&amp;w=1028"></a></p><figcaption>Similar public installation done by the artist for Miami Art Basel, 2013</figcaption></figure><p>Installation of the&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/666131/art-installations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">public artwork</a>&nbsp;will take place on four crosswalks at the intersection of West Second Street and Grand Avenue from Sept. 1 through Sept. 3. The work can be experienced by the public beginning Sept. 5, 2017 and will be on view into 2018.&nbsp;As part of the installation, and in order to further deepen the project&rsquo;s ties to the Grand Avenue arts community, high school students from the nearby Ramon C. Cor...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150020281/land-surrounding-michael-heizer-s-city-could-lose-national-monument-protection-under-trump-administration Land surrounding Michael Heizer’s "City" could lose national monument protection under Trump Administration Alexander Walter 2017-07-31T14:55:00-04:00 >2017-07-31T15:11:41-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/by/byuiqubjcbm38s84.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/by/byuiqubjcbm38s84.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/by/byuiqubjcbm38s84.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/by/byuiqubjcbm38s84.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>As City&mdash;Michael Heizer&rsquo;s vast Land Art installation in the Nevada desert&mdash;nears completion, the fate of the federally protected land surrounding it could soon be decided. Ryan Zinke, the US Interior Secretary, visited the state on Sunday, 30 July, as part of a review of 27 national monuments ordered by President Donald Trump, which could result in some of these lands being reopened to development.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"A number of museums banded together to call for the site&rsquo;s preservation," <em>The Art Newspaper</em> explains the background of <em>City</em>'s current surroundings (<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/94251/michael-heizer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previously also on Archinect</a>), "and in 2015, Obama created the Basin and Range National Monument, which covers 704,000 acres in southern Nevada&rsquo;s Lincoln and Nye counties, including the land surrounding City and several Native American rock art sites. The next year, he created the Gold Butte National Monument, which covers 300,000 acres in Clark county."</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150018483/new-rooftop-observatory-launched-at-bold-tendencies New Rooftop Observatory launched at Bold Tendencies Abigail Banfield 2017-07-25T05:36:00-04:00 >2017-07-25T05:36:29-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gh/gh9cs33ya9decs8p.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gh/gh9cs33ya9decs8p.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gh/gh9cs33ya9decs8p.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gh/gh9cs33ya9decs8p.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Peckham&rsquo;s famous multi-storey car park has a new addition; a new viewing gallery created by Cooke Fawcett. The young practice, based in London&rsquo;s creative Clerkenwell, was formed just two years ago, by directors Oliver Cooke and Francis Fawcett, after working on the Tate&rsquo;s Switch House at Stirling-prize winning practice Herzog &amp; de Meuron.</p> <p>This project, a spectacular kiosk and viewing gallery for arts space Bold Tendencies, will not only provide breathtaking views of London&nbsp;but also act as an interactive setting for installations and specially commissioned art pieces. This arts-focused structure joins (and benefits from) Peckham&rsquo;s famous rooftop hangout,&nbsp;<em>Frank&rsquo;s Bar</em>. Over the past decade, the Peckham multi-storey car park has been slowly transformed by Bold Tendancies, through a programme of culture. Immersive public space and unique views have drawn over a million visitors south of the river, to this unlikely home of the arts. &nbsp;</p> <p>Francis Fawcett: &ldquo;For an avant garde cultural institut...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150018729/brutalist-sculptures-by-david-umemoto Brutalist sculptures by David Umemoto Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-21T13:05:00-04:00 >2017-07-22T09:51:16-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q3/q39li93a9rzx94jk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q3/q39li93a9rzx94jk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q3/q39li93a9rzx94jk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q3/q39li93a9rzx94jk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>David Umemoto's modular cubic sculptures are studies of volume&mdash;at the juncture of sculpture and architecture . The miniature concrete structures are monumental and re-arrangable, conveying numerous images.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>"They refer to the archaic and the ephemeral, despite the solidity and the modernity of the medium. Appearing before our eyes are pre-Columbian rock dwellings, god statues from the Andes or Easter Island, steles deteriorated by rain, remnants of modern cities having survived a cataclysm, fragments of Babylonian cities, colonial settlements brought down to their foundations, cenotaphs abandoned in the jungle&hellip;"</em></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/au/auof7afxma8d7jip.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/au/auof7afxma8d7jip.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Soma Cube IX in various configurations</figcaption></figure><p>The works are produced slowly, in imitation&nbsp;of cycles of nature, cycles of erosion and re-creation.&nbsp;<em>Lines shift, change and are in a state of perpetual mutation due to the influence of time and&nbsp;</em><em>weather. The natural architectures of geological strata and crystals stand as models: They inspire the design of the molds&nbsp;in which the concrete ...</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150008488/high-school-students-interpret-neutra-s-vdl-house-with-art High School Students Interpret Neutra's VDL House with Art Archinect 2017-05-19T19:31:00-04:00 >2017-05-19T19:31:57-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ci/cidfjpz8ndayntuf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ci/cidfjpz8ndayntuf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ci/cidfjpz8ndayntuf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ci/cidfjpz8ndayntuf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Tomorrow evening the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/45241/neutra-vdl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neutra VDL House</a> will host an exhibition of work by high school students (age 16-18) from the <a href="http://central-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts</a>, curated by <a href="https://vapa-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">VAPA</a>&nbsp;high school student Avery Wilcox. Each artwork offers new interpretations of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/45241/neutra-vdl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neutra VDL House</a> expressed in a variety of mediums - film, ceramic, painting and photography. More importantly these artistic expressions, given the age of the makers, will allow all of us to see this historic house with fresh eyes.</p><p>The exhibition will take place tomorrow, May 20, from&nbsp;5-8pm.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150005054/vito-acconci-pioneering-artist-and-architect-is-dead-at-77 Vito Acconci, pioneering artist and architect, is dead at 77 Nicholas Korody 2017-04-28T13:35:00-04:00 >2017-04-28T17:50:48-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lz/lz0vybrddosftjs6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lz/lz0vybrddosftjs6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lz/lz0vybrddosftjs6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lz/lz0vybrddosftjs6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Vito Acconci, pioneering conceptual artist and architect, passed away today at the age of 77. After starting his career as a poet, Acconci gained recognition for his influential performance and video works. A man of many parts, he then transitioned into working with audio/visual installations before beginning to work primarily as a landscape architect and designer.</p><p>During the early &lsquo;80s, Acconci created works like&nbsp;<em>Instant House</em>, a sculpture that assembles into an inhabitable structure when a person sits on a swing, with each interior wall covered in an American flag, and on each exterior wall, a Soviet flag. In 1983, Acconci made his first permanent installation,&nbsp;<em>Way Station I (Study Chamber)&nbsp;</em>at Middleburg College<em>,&nbsp;</em>a sculpture so controversial (it likewise juxtaposed the flags of capitalist countries with communist states) that it was burned down. Later, it was reinstalled.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fa/fadd8f2ocikwq47c.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9r/9r0i3jpmb4unx093.jpg"></p><p>By the late &lsquo;80s, Acconci had founded <a href="http://acconci.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Acconci Studio</a> and focused on designing furniture as well as theoretical d...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149993796/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-installations-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Installations" Pinterest Board Archinect 2017-02-24T18:26:00-05:00 >2017-06-30T10:31:04-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t0/t04kex1fc127tjck.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t0/t04kex1fc127tjck.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t0/t04kex1fc127tjck.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t0/t04kex1fc127tjck.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/installations/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Installations</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nm/nmkir5heket94y9k.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/variableprojects/project/glimmer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glimmer</a> in San Francisco, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/variableprojects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Variable Projects</a>; Photo: Joseph Chang, Adam Marcus</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zv/zvjnld39cwt4c2wh.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/desaichia/project/luminous-depths" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luminous Depths</a> in Singapore by <a href="http://archinect.com/desaichia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Desai Chia Architecture</a>; Photo: Desai Chia Architecture, Sandy Wong, Issa Weng</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z1/z1jrb7365owfn1ib.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/intotheloop/project/stik-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">STIK Pavilion</a> in Tokyo, Japan by <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/28188564/university-of-tokyo-g30-architecture-and-urbanism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Tokyo</a> Digital Fabrication Lab (<a href="http://archinect.com/intotheloop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kevin Clement</a>, Project Manager, Design Lead)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zi/ziexki9p9fikr4rk.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/softlab/project/behance" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Behance</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/softlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOFTlab</a>; Photo: Alan Tansey</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a5/a5nbjygth8yoxd33.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/dsgnagnc/project/sandboxing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANDBOXING</a> in Dallas, TX by <a href="http://archinect.com/dsgnagnc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DSGN AGNC</a> (<a href="http://archinect.com/quilian" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Quilian Riano</a>, Designer), New Cities Future Ruins (Gavin Kroeber, Curator), Ash Studio (Fabrication)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wj/wjnnlmhzvm0uyxo9.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/mattiapacorizzi/project/taumascopio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taumascopio</a> in Zingst, Germany by <a href="http://archinect.com/mattiapacorizzi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mattia Paco Rizzi</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j2/j2m9uojzublssggx.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/theverymany/project/under-magnitude" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Under Magnitude</a> in Orlando, FL by <a href="http://archinect.com/theverymany" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MARC FORNES / THEVER...</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149984058/architects-alejandro-aravena-and-trix-robert-haussmann-included-on-nyt-s-2016-creative-geniuses-list Architects Alejandro Aravena and Trix & Robert Haussmann included on NYT's 2016 Creative Geniuses list Alexander Walter 2016-12-28T18:14:00-05:00 >2017-01-03T22:40:10-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vu/vuynljdko6ep49dr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vu/vuynljdko6ep49dr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vu/vuynljdko6ep49dr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vu/vuynljdko6ep49dr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>From their studios, ateliers, film sets and kitchens &mdash; and even the White House &mdash; these are the people whose inventive spirits shaped the conversation this year.</p></em><br /><br /><p>It certainly was an eventful career year for Alejandro Aravena (Pritzker Prize, Venice Biennale, et al.), and the ambitious Chilean's cultural footprint can be traced throughout a handful of our <em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/849313/2016-in-review" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect 2016 Year In Review</a></em> posts:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149983573/the-top-prize-winning-architects-of-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The top prize-winning architects of 2016</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149983078/how-starchitect-culture-shifted-in-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How starchitect culture shifted in 2016</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149983776/top-features-our-favorite-feature-articles-of-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Top Features: Our Favorite Feature Articles of 2016</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149983422/the-stories-that-influenced-architecture-culture-in-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The stories that influenced architecture culture in 2016</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980868/from-the-border-wall-to-the-pritzker-prize-the-architectural-controversies-that-defined-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">From the border wall to the Pritzker Prize: the architectural controversies that defined 2016</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149982545/sick-of-the-white-cube-this-hong-kong-gallery-is-going-all-black Sick of the white cube? This Hong Kong gallery is going all black Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-13T12:42:00-05:00 >2016-12-17T22:03:22-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3f/3ffa73cd3458cce3d468b2c1bfb8b292?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3f/3ffa73cd3458cce3d468b2c1bfb8b292?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3f/3ffa73cd3458cce3d468b2c1bfb8b292?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3f/3ffa73cd3458cce3d468b2c1bfb8b292?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>[Empty Gallery] is entirely black&mdash;black walls, black floors, black fittings. When you first enter, it is completely, utterly dark. It is only when you reach the first of the main art spaces that dim lighting illuminates the works on display. &ldquo;Hong Kong is so fast; the language of advertising is so strong and loud and intense. We&rsquo;re amped up all the time... It helps you give art a chance to communicate.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Boyle Heights activists want all art galleries to GTFO of their neighborhood" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149958163/boyle-heights-activists-want-all-art-galleries-to-gtfo-of-their-neighborhood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boyle Heights activists want all art galleries to GTFO of their neighborhood</a></li><li><a title="New Kulapat Yantrasast-designed Gagosian Gallery to open in San Francisco" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934309/new-kulapat-yantrasast-designed-gagosian-gallery-to-open-in-san-francisco" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Kulapat Yantrasast-designed Gagosian Gallery to open in San Francisco</a></li><li><a title="SANAA chosen to design NSW Art Gallery expansion" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128174402/sanaa-chosen-to-design-nsw-art-gallery-expansion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA chosen to design NSW Art Gallery expansion</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149890452/prepare-to-soon-spot-the-blackest-of-black-materials-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Prepare to soon spot the blackest of black materials in architecture</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149980058/oma-announced-as-creative-mediator-for-manifesta-12-palermo OMA announced as ‘Creative Mediator’ for Manifesta 12 Palermo Alexander Walter 2016-11-24T09:00:00-05:00 >2016-12-05T00:56:25-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2o/2otgcrc77njmxkbc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2o/2otgcrc77njmxkbc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2o/2otgcrc77njmxkbc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2o/2otgcrc77njmxkbc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Manifesta, the roving European biennial, announced today that the Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) will be creative mediator for its upcoming 12th&nbsp;edition, set to open in Palermo, Italy, in 2018. As creative mediator, OMA will investigate how Italian cities are governed, looking specifically at immigration, environmental issues, gentrification, and tourism. Led by Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, the team will also explore how artists can intervene in places around the city.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In other recent OMA news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979257/take-a-look-inside-london-s-new-design-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Take a look inside London's new Design Museum</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149972488/oma-s-plans-for-axel-springer-building-officially-released" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA's plans for Axel Springer building officially released</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149971761/oma-revamps-13th-c-fondaco-dei-tedeschi-in-venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA revamps 13th c. Fondaco dei Tedeschi in Venice</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149973813/watch-david-adjaye-and-james-turrell-discuss-light-space-and-architecture Watch David Adjaye and James Turrell discuss light, space, and architecture Alexander Walter 2016-10-14T18:40:00-04:00 >2016-10-16T23:01:08-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d0/d0feefd5282eff5e83a27ca4bba07344?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d0/d0feefd5282eff5e83a27ca4bba07344?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d0/d0feefd5282eff5e83a27ca4bba07344?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d0/d0feefd5282eff5e83a27ca4bba07344?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Last week, the White House held its very own arts and culture festival in D.C., South by South Lawn (SXSL). Organizers arranged a list of panel discussions and programs that brought together a diverse troupe of creatives for a "festival of ideas, art, and action.&rdquo; SXSL kicked off with a conversation between illustrious light artist James Turrell and award-winning architect David Adjaye, which was streamed live on The Creators Project&rsquo;s Facebook Page.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Over the course of their chat, which was moderated by LACMA director Michael Govan,&nbsp;the two artists unpacked their general philosophies on art, light, space, and culture, and discussed some of the influences that have driven their processes and works."</em></p><p></p><p>Video via <a href="http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/james-turrell-david-adjaye-conversation-light-space-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Creators Project</a>.</p><p>Similar stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149969926/david-adjaye-on-designing-a-museum-that-speaks-a-different-language" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Adjaye on Designing a Museum That Speaks a Different Language</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149951156/david-adjaye-is-releasing-a-vinyl-record-with-his-brother" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Adjaye is releasing a vinyl record with his brother</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/75825120/light-perception-manipulation-the-future-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Light Perception Manipulation: The Future of Architecture</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149965812/zaha-hadid-show-coming-to-serpentine-sackler-gallery-this-winter Zaha Hadid show coming to Serpentine Sackler Gallery this winter Alexander Walter 2016-08-30T04:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-04T11:56:22-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cs/cs0xz7438lhoi6up.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cs/cs0xz7438lhoi6up.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cs/cs0xz7438lhoi6up.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cs/cs0xz7438lhoi6up.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>An exhibition of rarely seen paintings, drawings and digital works by Zaha Hadid is due to open at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London this winter (8 December-12 February 2017), throwing new light on the late British-Iraqi architect&rsquo;s accomplishments as an artist and calligrapher. [...] Sketches and paintings linked to major projects, both realised and unrealised, will go on show.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149948008/zaha-hadid-s-repertoire-is-a-stunning-display-in-venice-s-palazzo-franchetti" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid's repertoire is a stunning display in Venice's Palazzo Franchetti</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938973/celebrate-zaha-hadid-s-life-at-the-serpentine-sackler-gallery-on-april-8th" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Celebrate Zaha Hadid's life at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery on April 8th</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941758/zha-after-zaha-patrik-schumacher-on-zaha-and-what-s-next-for-the-firm-on-archinect-sessions-61" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ZHA after Zaha: Patrik Schumacher on Zaha and what's next for the firm, on Archinect Sessions #61</a></li></ul><p>Looking for exciting architecture and design events happening in London <em>right now</em>? <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's weekly event picks</a> keep you up to date.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149961516/in-honor-of-the-olympics-french-artist-jr-installs-giant-athletes-in-rio In honor of the Olympics, French artist JR installs giant athletes in Rio Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-04T13:16:00-04:00 >2016-08-10T00:02:48-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oq/oqip9s51k49f6qdj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oq/oqip9s51k49f6qdj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oq/oqip9s51k49f6qdj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oq/oqip9s51k49f6qdj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The French artist who goes by JR, known for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/753838/jr" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">flyposting large-scale photographs</a> in cities around the world, has set up shop in Rio, just in time for the Olympic opening ceremony this Friday. As part of his ongoing worldwide&nbsp;<a href="http://www.insideoutproject.net/rio2016/en/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Inside Out</em></a>&nbsp;project, and under the invitation of the IOC, he's installed two giant sculptures of athletes in the city, posed in such a way that Rio itself is their stadium.</p><p>One is a diver, in a swan pose over the Barra da Tijuca, the other a high-jumper, curving over the top of the Hilton Santos in the Flamengo neighborhood. The athletes are made from printed fabric stretched over a scaffolding frame, and have been under construction since June.</p><p><em>h/t&nbsp;<a href="http://thespaces.com/2016/08/03/jr-installs-two-giant-athletes-in-sites-across-rio-for-the-olympics/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Spaces</a></em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/53/531mp5wus332492y.jpg"></p><p>Check out more news from Rio:</p><ul><li><a title="Rio's streets clog with traffic as visitors arrive for the Olympics" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961137/rio-s-streets-clog-with-traffic-as-visitors-arrive-for-the-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rio's streets clog with traffic as visitors arrive for the Olympics</a></li><li><a title="Athletes refuse to move into Rio's Olympic Village, citing &ldquo;blocked toilets, leaking pipes and exposed wiring&rdquo;" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149959805/athletes-refuse-to-move-into-rio-s-olympic-village-citing-blocked-toilets-leaking-pipes-and-exposed-wiring" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Athletes refuse to move into Rio's Olympic Village, citing &ldquo;blocked toilets, leaking pipes and exposed wiring&rdquo;</a></li><li><a title="Rio mayor admits Olympics were a &ldquo;missed opportunity&rdquo;, but believes the city has been unfairly portrayed" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957955/rio-mayor-admits-olympics-were-a-missed-opportunity-but-believes-the-city-has-been-unfairly-portrayed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rio mayor admits Olympics were a &ldquo;missed opportunity&rdquo;, but believes the city has been unfairly portrayed</a></li><li><a title="11 workers have died so far during Rio Olympic construction, audit finds" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942337/11-workers-have-died-so-far-during-rio-olympic-construction-audit-finds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">11 ...</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149960017/median-an-urbanism-exhibition-from-the-most-privileged-and-uninhabitable-location-in-los-angeles-the-middle-of-the-road MEDIAN: an urbanism exhibition from "the most privileged and uninhabitable location in Los Angeles—the middle of the road." Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-26T18:28:00-04:00 >2016-08-02T01:34:50-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wa/wafxtk2ald9610yt.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wa/wafxtk2ald9610yt.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wa/wafxtk2ald9610yt.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wa/wafxtk2ald9610yt.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Now through August 25, take an immersive, tongue-in-cheeky video tour through Los Angeles at&nbsp;WUHO Gallery, with&nbsp;David Hartwell and Bill Ferehawk's "MEDIAN".</p><p>Enter the narrow, deep gallery space and be at the center of MEDIAN&ndash;an "experimental moving image installation" projected onto the length of WUHO's walls, in parallel. From the viewer's position in the middle of the gallery, atop a double-yellow line, they assume the perspective of "the most privileged and uninhabitable location in Los Angeles&mdash;the middle of the road." Through a mixture of film and animation, the projected narrative takes LA's roadside urbanity to whacky, cartoonish, stereotyped, and whimsical ends.</p><p>Take a look below:</p><p></p><p>More information on MEDIAN available <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/event/920/median-an-experimental-moving-image-installation-opens-at-wuho-gallery-in-hollywood-on-july-14/149957252" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>. WUHO Gallery is open Friday, Saturday and Sundays, noon to 5pm.&nbsp;The exhibition is presented by LA Forum.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149958454/how-artists-curators-and-architects-define-a-great-museum How artists, curators and architects define a great museum Alexander Walter 2016-07-18T14:18:00-04:00 >2016-07-24T22:46:16-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rp/rpkelwrq9iskeu51.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rp/rpkelwrq9iskeu51.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rp/rpkelwrq9iskeu51.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rp/rpkelwrq9iskeu51.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>What makes a museum building successful? Until the arrival of Frank Gehry&rsquo;s Guggenheim in Bilbao in 1997, this question might have been almost exclusively focused on the best environments in which to view art. But the Guggenheim&rsquo;s phenomenal success, which allowed the Basque government to recoup the construction costs within three years, moved the debate on to issues of branding and statement architecture. Now the discussion has moved on again.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943339/archinect-s-critical-round-up-of-sn-hetta-s-sfmoma-addition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's critical round-up of Sn&oslash;hetta's SFMOMA addition</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953533/oma-s-pierre-lassonde-pavilion-in-quebec-will-finally-open-tomorrow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA's Pierre Lassonde Pavilion in Quebec will finally open tomorrow</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946793/first-look-inside-tate-modern-s-new-extension" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First look inside Tate Modern's new Extension</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149947762/hyper-reality-artist-envisions-our-near-future-existence-submerged-in-augmented-reality Hyper-Reality: Artist envisions our near-future existence submerged in augmented reality Alexander Walter 2016-05-26T15:05:00-04:00 >2016-06-02T01:05:45-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/uploads/ri/rix1hwyeglcncql5.gif" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Hyper-Reality is a concept film by Keiichi Matsuda. It presents a provocative and kaleidoscopic new vision of the future, where physical and virtual realities have merged, and the city is saturated in media.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Our physical and virtual realities are becoming increasingly intertwined. Technologies such as VR, augmented reality, wearables, and the internet of things are pointing to a world where technology will envelop every aspect of our lives. It will be the glue between every interaction and experience, offering amazing possibilities, while also controlling the way we understand the world. Hyper-Reality attempts to explore this exciting but dangerous trajectory. It was crowdfunded, and shot on location in Medell&iacute;n, Colombia."</em></p><p>Here are some stills from artist Keiichi Matsuda's&nbsp;<a href="http://hyper-reality.co/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HYPER-REALITY</a> concept film, a fascinating (and slightly disturbing) vision of the near future of the city, of the media, of ourselves, and the blurred sense of 'reality.'</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/am/amahnviaerkra91n.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ox/oxisc4fj5maj9att.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cu/cux1bh1nbv2vl3md.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m1/m1f13ndkd6f0cdos.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ub/ub4obnkkuhikktye.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q4/q42o2xo1ow64a9mu.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/us/usbwywk829xwjs4w.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hc/hcbgmumgokjrccbd.jpg"></p><p>Watch the video below to dive right in.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149946916/ai-weiwei-s-latest-works-focus-on-refugee-crisis-in-greece Ai Weiwei's latest works focus on refugee crisis in Greece Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-23T17:23:00-04:00 >2016-05-31T00:29:45-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/95/95ddaa882aa90ed630628fa997089cd6?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/95/95ddaa882aa90ed630628fa997089cd6?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/95/95ddaa882aa90ed630628fa997089cd6?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/95/95ddaa882aa90ed630628fa997089cd6?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>the artist says we should not &ldquo;sentimentalise or romanticise&rdquo; the crisis, which has seen more than 2,000 children die on their way to Europe. [...] Ai first visited Lesbos on Christmas Day last year, and has since dedicated most of his life to helping refugees there, even moving his studio to the island. [...] &ldquo;The goal is to make everyone conscious of the struggle of refugees. We need to protect humanity. The fight is endless. If we don&rsquo;t fight, our children have to fight,&rdquo; he says.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Ai Weiwei documents life in Greek refugee camp on social media" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144578495/ai-weiwei-documents-life-in-greek-refugee-camp-on-social-media" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ai Weiwei documents life in Greek refugee camp on social media</a></li><li><a title="UN Refugee Agency Commissions 10k Ikea-designed Better Shelters" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124209727/un-refugee-agency-commissions-10k-ikea-designed-better-shelters" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UN Refugee Agency Commissions 10k Ikea-designed Better Shelters</a></li><li><a title="Curator of MoMA's &ldquo;Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter&quot; on palliative refugee architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946193/curator-of-moma-s-insecurities-tracing-displacement-and-shelter-on-palliative-refugee-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Curator of MoMA's &ldquo;Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter" on palliative refugee architecture</a></li><li><a title="What Does the Syrian Refugee Crisis Mean to Architecture?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107953878/what-does-the-syrian-refugee-crisis-mean-to-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What Does the Syrian Refugee Crisis Mean to Architecture?</a></li><li><a title="Ai Weiwei, Jacob Appelbaum and the dissident experience" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126380297/ai-weiwei-jacob-appelbaum-and-the-dissident-experience" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ai Weiwei, Jacob Appelbaum and the dissident experience</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149946793/first-look-inside-tate-modern-s-new-extension First look inside Tate Modern's new Extension Ellen Hancock 2016-05-23T12:11:00-04:00 >2016-07-18T14:07:20-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b4/b4lb496wv8fwekbq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b4/b4lb496wv8fwekbq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b4/b4lb496wv8fwekbq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b4/b4lb496wv8fwekbq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Set to open on 17 June, the Tate Modern Switch House &ndash; named after the part of the power station that the new galleries occupy &ndash; expands the museum by 60% to accommodate the surging numbers of visitors, which reached 5.7 million last year, well over double the number the building was designed to cope with when it opened in 2000. But the arresting brick ziggurat is also a physical symbol of the effect the Tate has had on its surroundings.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ix/ix8g1xt43zuvn274.jpg">Read more relating article here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945987/future-sustainable-skyscrapers-will-be-made-of-wood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future sustainable skyscrapers will be made of...wood?</a></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945931/fabricated-robot-installation-at-the-v-a-unveiled-as-part-of-their-first-engineering-season" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fabricated robot installation at the V&amp;A unveiled as part of their first Engineering Season</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945806/herzog-and-de-meuron-in-conversation-with-rowan-moore" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog and de Meuron in conversation with Rowan Moore</a></p></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149945637/weaving-cobwebs-of-memory-into-an-abandoned-house Weaving cobwebs of memory into an abandoned house Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-16T18:44:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T23:51:01-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6a/6a10ded30660fc650d24df31f0bbf5a7?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6a/6a10ded30660fc650d24df31f0bbf5a7?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6a/6a10ded30660fc650d24df31f0bbf5a7?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6a/6a10ded30660fc650d24df31f0bbf5a7?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Inside 516 Sampsonia Way, a 19th-century row house in the Mexican War Streets neighborhood, there no longer appear to be any 90-degree angles. Any corners have become cavernous and rounded from the innumerable lines of yarn of Chiharu Shiota&rsquo;s Trace of Memory, creating acute and obtuse angles. And while some people try to cleanse spaces or their superstitious gateways by sageing doorways, this installation does the opposite, appealing to some kind of liminal god to crack open time</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Florida rental home wrapped in foil for art's sake, confusion ensues as expected" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129328530/florida-rental-home-wrapped-in-foil-for-art-s-sake-confusion-ensues-as-expected" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Florida rental home wrapped in foil for art's sake, confusion ensues as expected</a></li><li><a title="Christo wins court judgement, keeping alive his vision for 5.9 miles of silver fabric above the Arkansas River" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117689337/christo-wins-court-judgement-keeping-alive-his-vision-for-5-9-miles-of-silver-fabric-above-the-arkansas-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christo wins court judgement, keeping alive his vision for 5.9 miles of silver fabric above the Arkansas River</a></li><li><a title="8,000 Glowing Balloons Recreate the Berlin Wall" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113115295/8-000-glowing-balloons-recreate-the-berlin-wall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">8,000 Glowing Balloons Recreate the Berlin Wall</a></li><li><a title="Ten Top Images on Archinect's &quot;Installations&quot; Pinterest Board" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143134443/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-installations-pinterest-board" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Installations" Pinterest Board</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149944543/portrait-of-the-artist-as-a-young-woman-inside-the-mind-of-eva-hesse Portrait of the artist as a young woman: inside the mind of Eva Hesse Orhan Ayyüce 2016-05-11T21:07:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T23:14:04-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kd/kdtzx3wbx1fupdjt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kd/kdtzx3wbx1fupdjt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kd/kdtzx3wbx1fupdjt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kd/kdtzx3wbx1fupdjt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>&ldquo;2 wires + weights + tape + thin foam rubber&rdquo; - one of Eva Hesse's shopping lists</p></em><br /><br /><p>"LeWitt&rsquo;s admiration of Hesse is well documented, and the two are the subject of a powerful travelling exhibition exploring their mutual influence, now at the Cleveland Museum of Art (Converging Lines, until 31 July). But one of the most memorable accounts of their relationship comes from an interview with the artist Carl Andre in the new documentary. &ldquo;Eva was the love of Sol LeWitt&rsquo;s life, and Eva loved Sol,&rdquo; Andre says. &ldquo;I once asked Eva, &lsquo;You know, Sol&rsquo;s a great guy, a great artist, and he loves you. Why don&rsquo;t you&hellip;?&rsquo; She said: &lsquo;You don&rsquo;t go to bed with your brother.&rsquo;&rdquo; Hesse&rsquo;s journals back up this point. In 1966, she writes: &ldquo;Sol gave it to me today. He wants more than our closeness; he wants total, complete relationship. I can&rsquo;t blame him, but I can neither help him. I cannot give him what he wants.&rdquo;&#8203;"</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149944474/kahn-brought-back-to-new-life-gorgeously-renovated-yale-center-for-british-art-due-to-reopen Kahn brought back to new life: gorgeously renovated Yale Center for British Art due to reopen Alexander Walter 2016-05-10T18:09:00-04:00 >2016-05-22T22:09:55-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vk/vk1jupits9p0xwqy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vk/vk1jupits9p0xwqy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vk/vk1jupits9p0xwqy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vk/vk1jupits9p0xwqy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The greatest work of art at New Haven&rsquo;s Yale Center for British Art is arguably the landmark building itself&mdash;and Louis Kahn&rsquo;s last structure is due to reopen this month after a 16-month renovation of its public galleries and lecture hall, and an upgrade of its accessibility, security, mechanical and electrical systems. This is the third phase of a $33m conservation project that began in 2008.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"George Knight of Knight Architecture, who led the conservation work, says: &ldquo;The thing that kept me up at night was [thinking] how can we preserve the building, which is so architecturally rich, and do all this surgery so as not to disfigure the patient in any way?""</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dx/dxn9nmd0ch8m2lov.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pq/pq9viqq3j6d89dv9.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ab/abkzwimh2h9r7j01.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dl/dly896ai67zkfuaj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bs/bs47h8wuqd12z813.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z4/z4du9l6559a29yq2.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ek/eksj1yb8goasvibj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ec/eclef93zn5qg4rw3.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s0/s0p627qdhmbzqdyi.jpg"></p><p>All images courtesy of the <a href="http://britishart.yale.edu/architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yale Center for British Art</a>.</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145510875/renovation-of-kahn-s-richards-labs-pleases-both-scientists-and-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renovation of Kahn's Richards Labs pleases both scientists and architects</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942171/yale-architecture-students-interview-dean-robert-a-m-stern" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yale architecture students interview Dean Robert A.M. Stern</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137490508/deborah-berke-named-dean-of-yale-school-of-architecture-will-succeed-robert-a-m-stern-in-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deborah Berke named Dean of Yale School of Architecture, will succeed Robert A.M. Stern in 2016</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149944039/before-the-masterplan-gets-underway-artists-turn-the-la-river-into-their-gallery Before the masterplan gets underway, artists turn the LA River into their gallery Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-06T14:09:00-04:00 >2016-05-08T01:09:41-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ad/adb1af3d96740ad0edcb95a5c6b262b3?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ad/adb1af3d96740ad0edcb95a5c6b262b3?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ad/adb1af3d96740ad0edcb95a5c6b262b3?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ad/adb1af3d96740ad0edcb95a5c6b262b3?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Bardell and Howe have been working together for the past decade and have started executing guerrilla-style living sculptures in the river, a project they call the River Liver Series. [...] &ldquo;One of the things that keeps us here is how exciting we think the next 10 years is going to be,&rdquo; Howe says of L.A. &ldquo;When they actually do this river revitalization, it&rsquo;s going to be L.A.&rsquo;s Central Park. Culturally, I think it&rsquo;s the spot to be on the West Coast.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Los Angeles River revitalization: prosperity for all or just a chosen few?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934555/los-angeles-river-revitalization-prosperity-for-all-or-just-a-chosen-few" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles River revitalization: prosperity for all or just a chosen few?</a></li><li><a title="Mayor Eric Garcetti on Frank Gehry's plans for the LA River: &quot;a cooperative, collaborative, regional approach&quot;" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149429632/mayor-eric-garcetti-on-frank-gehry-s-plans-for-the-la-river-a-cooperative-collaborative-regional-approach" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mayor Eric Garcetti on Frank Gehry's plans for the LA River: "a cooperative, collaborative, regional approach"</a></li><li><a title='Take a look at "6," an experimental documentary that memorializes the recently-demolished Sixth Street Viaduct in LA' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147903395/take-a-look-at-6-an-experimental-documentary-that-memorializes-the-recently-demolished-sixth-street-viaduct-in-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Take a look at "6," an experimental documentary that memorializes the recently-demolished Sixth Street Viaduct in LA</a></li><li><a title="A closer look at reasons why the Los Angeles River revitalization is taking so long" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142515403/a-closer-look-at-reasons-why-the-los-angeles-river-revitalization-is-taking-so-long" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A closer look at reasons why the Los Angeles River revitalization is taking so long</a></li><li><a title="Will Los Angeles be seeing more housing development along its LA River?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126287085/will-los-angeles-be-seeing-more-housing-development-along-its-la-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Los Angeles be seeing more housing development along its LA River?</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149942789/following-major-donations-peter-zumthor-s-lacma-redesign-moves-forward Following major donations, Peter Zumthor's LACMA redesign moves forward Nicholas Korody 2016-04-28T14:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-06T00:08:18-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g1/g1ncspkz7h9z2wqr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g1/g1ncspkz7h9z2wqr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g1/g1ncspkz7h9z2wqr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g1/g1ncspkz7h9z2wqr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>It once seemed like a herculean, if not insurmountable, challenge &ndash; raising $600 million or more for an ambitious modernist building to serve as the new home for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Skeptics abounded when plans were first announced three years ago. But momentum now seems to be shifting in LACMA's favor with the announcement this week of two major donations that will push the fundraising campaign near the halfway point.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The donations together amount to the largest the museum has ever received. Elaine Wynn, a major collector and co-chair of the museum, pledged $50 million.&nbsp;Former Univision chairman A. Jerrold Perenchio has promised to give $25 million for the project.</p><p>Both donations hinge on the successful launch of the Zumthor project, which will begin environmental review in a few months. Construction would begin in 2018 and conclude in 2023 if everything goes according to plan.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xa/xala2d9cpvo1ugsv.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f4/f40achyb0mo7re0k.jpg"></p><p>For more episodes from the saga of the Zumthor-LACMA project, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134507579/sunshine-and-noir-peter-zumthor-s-new-los-angeles-county-museum-of-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sunshine and noir: Peter Zumthor's new Los Angeles County Museum of Art</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126728059/is-zumthor-s-inkblot-the-right-size-for-lacma-s-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is Zumthor's inkblot the right size for LACMA's art?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125751245/peter-zumthor-at-lacma-a-preacher-in-the-wrong-church" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Zumthor at LACMA: A Preacher in the Wrong Church</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123916644/christopher-hawthorne-dissects-zumthor-s-inkblot-with-lacma-director-michael-govan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christopher Hawthorne dissects Zumthor's inkblot with LACMA Director Michael Govan</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123660296/lacma-latest-zumthor-reins-in-his-inkblot-redesign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LACMA latest: Zumthor reins in his inkblot redesign</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149942638/carsten-h-ller-to-unveil-his-arcelormittal-orbit-slide-in-june Carsten Höller to unveil his ArcelorMittal Orbit slide in June Paul Petrunia 2016-04-27T17:49:00-04:00 >2016-04-27T18:03:00-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3g/3gzwvhfsvinydg6h.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3g/3gzwvhfsvinydg6h.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3g/3gzwvhfsvinydg6h.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3g/3gzwvhfsvinydg6h.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>H&ouml;ller&nbsp;wanted to&nbsp;show that you don&rsquo;t necessarily get to know a sculpture better by literally&nbsp;travelling&nbsp;through it; that once inside it begins to look like something else&nbsp;entirely... The Slide, a permanent fixture at London&rsquo;s Olympic Park, will give people a full 40 seconds to experience this and decide for themselves as they make their way down the 178m chute at an estimated 15mph.</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> https://archinect.com/news/article/149941664/the-guggenheim-will-install-a-fully-functioning-solid-gold-toilet The Guggenheim will install a fully functioning solid gold toilet Paul Petrunia 2016-04-20T22:17:00-04:00 >2016-04-28T00:03:08-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cd/cdf6a6fed1f6af62448f295136a7047a?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cd/cdf6a6fed1f6af62448f295136a7047a?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cd/cdf6a6fed1f6af62448f295136a7047a?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cd/cdf6a6fed1f6af62448f295136a7047a?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>... instead of its standard Kohler toilet, it will have a solid 18-karat-gold working replica of one, a preposterously scatological apotheosis of wealth whose form is completed in its function: You could go into the restroom just to bask in its glow, Mr. Cattelan said, but it becomes an artwork only with someone sitting on it or standing over it, answering nature&rsquo;s call.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Maurizio Cattelan, an Italian artist who famously retired five years ago, has returned with a solid gold (and fully functioning) toilet for the Guggenheim Museum. Perfectly paired with the late Tobias Wong's <a href="http://www.citizen-citizen.com/collections/all/products/gold-pills" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gold Pills</a>.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149941590/b-ka-lemoine-s-cinematic-canon-acquired-by-moma Bêka & Lemoine's cinematic canon acquired by MoMA Julia Ingalls 2016-04-20T14:08:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T23:02:49-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wx/wxka8qjknmh88xtl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wx/wxka8qjknmh88xtl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wx/wxka8qjknmh88xtl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wx/wxka8qjknmh88xtl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The way a building is envisioned to interact with people versus the way it actually does can be dramatically different, which is why the 16 films of Ila B&ecirc;ka&nbsp;and Louise Lemoine are both aesthetically stunning and humanistically delightful. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146731731/ds-r-led-moma-redesign-scaled-back-more-details-released" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA</a> has acquired the pair's entire collection of work, from their first film, "Koolhaas Houselife" to their latest, ""The &infin; happiness."&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rc/rciaag9m4o8j0ivt.jpg"></p><p>Beka &amp; Lemoine has filmed the work of a variety of well-known architects, from <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a> to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136351063/frank-gehry-opens-up-about-the-emotional-side-of-his-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry</a> to <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/341/renzo-piano-building-workshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renzo Piano</a>. Here a few stills from "Living Architectures" and "Spiriti":</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tb/tb90q4ek4xxp3rao.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/98/98ui71on106ouj16.jpg"></p><p>And here's the trailer for "The&nbsp;&infin; happiness":</p>