Archinect - News 2017-10-17T00:06:52-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150032525/steven-holl-designed-lewis-center-for-the-arts-complex-opens-at-princeton-university Steven Holl-designed Lewis Center for the Arts complex opens at Princeton University Alexander Walter 2017-10-10T16:14:00-04:00 >2017-10-11T16:32:01-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/u9/u9m6x2b63n0u2e4b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/u9/u9m6x2b63n0u2e4b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/u9/u9m6x2b63n0u2e4b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/u9/u9m6x2b63n0u2e4b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>A four-day arts festival marked the opening of <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/309/princeton-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Princeton University</a>'s new Lewis Center for the Arts complex this past weekend. Designed by <a href="https://archinect.com/stevenholl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl Architects</a> in partnership with <a href="https://archinect.com/bnim" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BNIM</a>, the 145,000-sq-ft facility is comprised of three buildings&nbsp;&mdash; the Wallace Dance Building and Theater, the New Music Building, and the Arts Tower&nbsp;&mdash; and completes the university's long dream of uniting the Center&rsquo;s programs in dance, theater, music theater, the Princeton Atelier, and the Department of Music&rsquo;s expansion under one, <em>well</em>, three roofs.<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fk/fk0ktqhq5zk61w82.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fk/fk0ktqhq5zk61w82.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&copy; Paul Warchol</figcaption></figure><p>The three buildings are interconnected underground and joined in an 8,000 square-foot open indoor gathering space, dubbed the Forum. A landscaped outdoor plaza with a reflecting pool and green spaces &mdash; developed in collaboration with <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/12438/michael-van-valkenburgh-associates-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates</a>&nbsp;&mdash; sits atop the Forum, and an outdoor installation by Maya Lin has been commissioned and will be added later.</p> <p>Read on for more images and project details we've received from the ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150002920/archinect-sessions-episode-100-with-steven-holl Archinect Sessions Episode 100 with Steven Holl Paul Petrunia 2017-04-13T18:42:00-04:00 >2017-04-17T17:47:58-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rc/rcbxw9t8nrpsromt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rc/rcbxw9t8nrpsromt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rc/rcbxw9t8nrpsromt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rc/rcbxw9t8nrpsromt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>This week, for our 100th episode of Archinect Sessions, we are excited to share our conversation with Archinect favorite <a href="http://archinect.com/stevenholl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl</a>. Our conversation spans a number of topics, including&nbsp;growing up in a small town in Washington state, his early career struggles, his inspirations, working in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/643/china" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">China</a>, globalism, his friendship with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/110/zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha</a>, the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/51168/pritzker-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pritzker Prize</a>,&nbsp;and the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150001771/the-steven-myron-holl-foundation-announces-a-new-summer-architecture-fellowship-in-rhinebeck-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Myron Holl Foundation</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pw/pwye60sgiqc8gb1u.jpg"></p><p>Listen to "Archinect Sessions Episode 100 with Steven Holl":</p><ul></ul><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/archinect/Archinect-Sessions-100.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p><p><strong>Shownotes:</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gy/gy2ykan66jhktbw3.jpg"><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149982422/steven-holl-architects-designed-library-in-malawi-approved" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Malawi Library</a> sketch</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mv/mvb79vh1ugbfk6mm.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bu/bujpp418cq5b9us3.jpg"><br>Steven Holl's Alvar Aalto medal&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/78/78m20a51me1bn9ez.jpg"><br><a href="http://www.stevenholl.com/books/28" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anchoring,&nbsp;1989, Princeton Architectural Press</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150001771/the-steven-myron-holl-foundation-announces-a-new-summer-architecture-fellowship-in-rhinebeck-new-york The Steven Myron Holl Foundation announces a new summer architecture fellowship in Rhinebeck, New York Nicholas Korody 2017-04-06T17:47:00-04:00 >2017-04-11T13:35:34-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x4/x41qgr8luxefn818.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x4/x41qgr8luxefn818.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x4/x41qgr8luxefn818.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x4/x41qgr8luxefn818.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The core aim of &rsquo;T&rsquo; Space, a nonprofit initiative of the Steven Myron Holl Foundation, is &ldquo;the fusion of art, poetry, music, and architecture.&rdquo; To that end, they have started a new architecture fellowship. Over the course of a 25 day intensive studio program, selected applicants will live at the &ldquo;Fellow&rsquo;s Cabin&rdquo; on the 30-acre T2 Reserve in Rhinebeck, New York.</p><p>Residents are expected to work site-specifically in the Dutchess County area. Both analog and digital media tools are encouraged. The program includes design critiques, pin ups and conversations with instructors including Steven Holl.</p><p>In total, 5 undergraduate, graduate and young professionals will be selected by a panel to participate. Download the application <a href="http://tspacerhinebeck.org/tours-workshops/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> and submit by June 1.</p><p>For more information, you may direct any questions to Christine Ma, <a href="mailto:christine@smhfoundation.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">christine@smhfoundation.org</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149988591/steven-holl-designs-a-pair-of-white-concrete-buildings-for-a-new-cultural-and-health-center-in-shanghai Steven Holl designs a pair of white concrete buildings for a new Cultural and Health Center in Shanghai Nicholas Korody 2017-01-25T12:48:00-05:00 >2017-02-09T23:11:06-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t2/t2rfrjuazd3hrdea.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t2/t2rfrjuazd3hrdea.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t2/t2rfrjuazd3hrdea.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t2/t2rfrjuazd3hrdea.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>&ldquo;To work on architecture for culture and health is a social commitment during these challenging times,&rdquo; states Steven Holl. His proposal for a new Cultural and Health Center in Shanghai has just received approval. Comprising two buildings set in a public landscape, the project is intended to bring a cluster of new housing blocks together.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cx/cxekr3s8yb8x8bnr.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0k/0krxh4hkugk836tf.jpg"></p><p>Inspired by Karl Popper&rsquo;s 1965 lecture on the evolutionary model of free will entitled, &ldquo;Of Clouds and Clocks,&rdquo; the landscape design is &ldquo;organized in large clock-like circles forming a central public space, the buildings are cloud-like in their porosity and openness inviting the public in.&rdquo;</p><p>The Cultural Center will be constructed in white concrete and set on a base of transparent glass, containing a cafe and recreation rooms. A curved ramp provides look-outs. The adjacent Health Center, also made of white concrete, is intended to fit into the curving landscape. This structure will house a health and education center, a pharmacy, examination rooms, an...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149988315/watch-ex-of-in-house-an-unusual-compelling-new-video-from-steven-holl Watch "Ex of IN House," an unusual, compelling new video from Steven Holl Julia Ingalls 2017-01-24T12:43:00-05:00 >2017-02-01T20:14:15-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rj/rjc2rdm08iwo7lnb.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rj/rjc2rdm08iwo7lnb.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rj/rjc2rdm08iwo7lnb.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rj/rjc2rdm08iwo7lnb.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Poetry, abstracted Venn diagrams of spheres, and a love for natural materials are just some of the components that go into this video from Steven Holl, who acts as a kind of a hyper-thoughtful Huell Howser as he explores a gorgeous new home parented primarily by concept. Entitled "Ex of IN House," the video explores the formulation, execution, and daily reality of a home built on a splendor of acreage in Rhinebeck, New York. Likening program to a bunch of bananas, Holl advocates for abstraction in the design process, explaining that with the concept of IN, "all space is sacred." With a soundtrack that seems to combine the plinkiness of Thomas Newman with the urgency of Clint Mansell, it's a bit of a wonder (<a href="https://vimeo.com/199345992" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to view</a>).</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149983300/steven-holl-to-be-honored-at-2017-bomb-magazine-gala Steven Holl to be honored at 2017 BOMB Magazine Gala Nicholas Korody 2016-12-19T16:49:00-05:00 >2016-12-21T23:10:39-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6p/6paanzl1jfhky8rt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6p/6paanzl1jfhky8rt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6p/6paanzl1jfhky8rt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6p/6paanzl1jfhky8rt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>BOMB Magazine, the influential art journal founded in 1981, will honor architect Steven Holl at its 2017 gala on May 5, 2017. Holl will be the first architect honored at the annual event.</p><p>"The logically unbridgeable gap between concepts and ideas and the world of sense perception is bridged by great works of art. I am deeply grateful to be honored by BOMB&mdash;an inspiring bridge connecting amazing artists' ideas," said Steven Holl.</p><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149982422/steven-holl-architects-designed-library-in-malawi-approved" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl Architects-designed library in Malawi approved</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149972561/steven-holl-s-visual-arts-building-opens-oct-7th-at-university-of-iowa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl's Visual Arts Building opens Oct. 7th at University of Iowa</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149971764/one-to-one-40-with-steven-holl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One #40 with Steven Holl</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/140953853/a-dance-for-architecture-a-conversation-with-steven-holl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"A Dance for Architecture": A conversation with Steven Holl</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149982422/steven-holl-architects-designed-library-in-malawi-approved Steven Holl Architects-designed library in Malawi approved Nicholas Korody 2016-12-12T17:01:00-05:00 >2016-12-17T21:54:00-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1s/1s76mbo2pu1pxcdc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1s/1s76mbo2pu1pxcdc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1s/1s76mbo2pu1pxcdc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1s/1s76mbo2pu1pxcdc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The Miracle for Africa Foundation has given the go-ahead for a new library designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1405/steven-holl-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl Architects</a> in Malawi. The first building for a new campus plan, also designed by Steven Holl Architects, the 66,000 sq. ft. library will be built, in part, with local materials like bamboo and stone, as well as use local labor for the construction.</p><p>One of the most distinctive features of the project, a curved pre-fabricated roof will be made with Ductile concrete. The forms will bounce light towards photovoltaic panels and into the interior of the building. A free plan, the library will include meeting rooms as well as glass-enclosed archives (the enclosure to maintain appropriate humidity levels). The circulation desk will stand next to a rain collecting pool.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ft/ftzvk5vt6irpmohb.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qm/qmgreo1rx7bdqrnt.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/64/644eh56kaa4iu9y2.jpg">The project is considered significant for Malawi, one of the smallest countries in Africa with a population of 16.7 million. It is one of the least developed countries in the world and one of the poorest.</p><p>&ldquo;This project is historic,...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149972561/steven-holl-s-visual-arts-building-opens-oct-7th-at-university-of-iowa Steven Holl's Visual Arts Building opens Oct. 7th at University of Iowa Julia Ingalls 2016-10-06T19:34:00-04:00 >2016-10-10T23:09:37-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b8/b8emg0z7s32mbr48.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b8/b8emg0z7s32mbr48.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b8/b8emg0z7s32mbr48.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b8/b8emg0z7s32mbr48.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>On Friday October 7th, Steven Holl and&nbsp;Senior Partner Chris McVoy will be on hand to officially open the firm's Visual Arts Building for the University of Iowa, which in addition to being the only building in the United States that uses an integrated hydronic radiant heating and cooling system in combination with a cast-in-place "bubble deck" (thereby eliminating the need to cool or heat air mechanically), is simply gorgeous.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bc/bcqmz67k0xyfiam6.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lh/lhhzv4rb3f5tfn6q.jpg"></p><p>In a signature Steven Holl move, the interior is illuminated by&nbsp;seven vertical cutouts that are defined by the slide and jostle of the four floors against one another. This shifting dynamic creates opportunities for a series of balconies and informal working spaces.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6u/6uwgbngv23llibw4.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e7/e7g44j2jpq7feapv.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ne/net94y7vuj0vlnru.jpg"></p><p>Check out our conversation with Steven Holl from earlier this week:</p><p></p><p>For the latest on Steven Holl:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/140953853/a-dance-for-architecture-a-conversation-with-steven-holl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"A Dance for Architecture": A conversation with Steven Holl</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944687/steven-holl-designs-concave-response-lighting-for-new-visual-arts-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl designs "concave response" lighting for new visual arts building</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149971764/one-to-one-40-with-steven-holl One-to-One #40 with Steven Holl Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-10-03T15:01:00-04:00 >2016-10-09T23:37:20-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bh/bhhrk2w5kjzmk80l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bh/bhhrk2w5kjzmk80l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bh/bhhrk2w5kjzmk80l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bh/bhhrk2w5kjzmk80l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Steven Holl is globally renowned for monumental works that specifically invoke light, color and porosity in both programmatic and aesthetic ways. Holl can also be thought of as an artist&rsquo;s architect&mdash;his firm has done work for many arts institutions, he methodically sketches his projects in watercolors, and his style is heavily influenced by art practice and theory. He&rsquo;s also very interested in the phenomenology of architecture&mdash;how it&rsquo;s sensed by humans, and its impact on our existence.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/et/et5xp097aacoafbw.jpg"></p><p>We spoke in a totally unremarkable conference room at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, the day before Holl was scheduled to give a keynote presentation for the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/111205340/aftershock-4-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-neuroscientific-architecture-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture</a>&rsquo;s conference.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/670405/one-to-one" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One</a>&nbsp;#40 with <strong>Steven Holl</strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/neil-denari/id1057340260?i=356797877" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen&nbsp;and subscribe to the new&nbsp;"Archinect Sessions One-to-One" podcast</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://onetoone.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://onetoone.libsyn.com/rss...</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149966808/proposals-for-the-puzzle-at-the-heart-of-church-s-vision Proposals for the puzzle at the heart of Church’s vision Nam Henderson 2016-09-05T12:47:00-04:00 >2016-09-05T12:48:04-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rx/rxxc67k72plxjbrl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rx/rxxc67k72plxjbrl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rx/rxxc67k72plxjbrl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rx/rxxc67k72plxjbrl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Twenty-one architects and landscape architects made concept sketches for a theoretical summer house &mdash; an open-air structure sometimes known as a &ldquo;folly.&rdquo; It would have occupied a central spot on a grassy knoll on the southern slope that fronts the main house.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/07/077zwrg1yfu1mt76.jpg"></p><p>Ted Loos reviews&nbsp;a new exhibition,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.olana.org/follies-function-form-imagining-olanas-summer-house/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Follies, Function &amp; Form: Imagining Olana&rsquo;s Summer House&rdquo;</a>, running through November&nbsp;13th at the Coachman&rsquo;s House Gallery at NY's&nbsp;Olana State Historic Site.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149958848/a-bridge-57-years-in-the-making-designed-by-steven-holl A bridge 57 years in the making, designed by Steven Holl Julia Ingalls 2016-07-20T13:32:00-04:00 >2016-10-13T01:18:08-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4j/4j98uy6bj2pkz7m6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4j/4j98uy6bj2pkz7m6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4j/4j98uy6bj2pkz7m6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4j/4j98uy6bj2pkz7m6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In 1959,&nbsp;Edward Durell Stone had envisioned a pedestrian walkway connecting his unbuilt design for the Kennedy Center to the Potomac River, but it was not until this year that <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1405/steven-holl-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl Architects</a> gained approval for the bridge, which is part of the firm's larger expansion design for the center. The bridge will not only provide a tangible connection between the facility and the landscape, but allow opportunities to visit a cafe and view outdoor art events, including an exterior wall which will double as a site for broadcasts and simulcast performances.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j1/j1ycglyg9rq2vnta.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;This is a joyful moment for a public space which will be shared and enjoyed by many in the future,&rdquo; said Steven Holl in a press release. &ldquo;After thoughtful review by these regulatory agencies, we have achieved complete approval for our Kennedy Center Expansion project and its public access to the Potomac Riverfront.&rdquo;</p><p>More in the annals of Steven Holl:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/140953853/a-dance-for-architecture-a-conversation-with-steven-holl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"A Dance for Architecture": A conversation with Steven Holl</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/147814975/inside-pamphlet-how-one-of-the-most-enduring-experimental-architecture-publications-got-its-start" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inside Pamphlet: How one ...</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149944687/steven-holl-designs-concave-response-lighting-for-new-visual-arts-building Steven Holl designs "concave response" lighting for new visual arts building Julia Ingalls 2016-05-11T13:01:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T22:06:46-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wy/wylpligimsyx7ens.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wy/wylpligimsyx7ens.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wy/wylpligimsyx7ens.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wy/wylpligimsyx7ens.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>"We don't&nbsp;have&nbsp;a&nbsp;single&nbsp;'style,'" <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/140953853/a-dance-for-architecture-a-conversation-with-steven-holl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl</a> explained in reference to his firm's new four level, 35,000 square foot Visual Arts Building commissioned for the <a href="http://archinect.com/fandm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Franklin &amp; Marshall College</a>. "We always try to shape a unique&nbsp;experience, and our approach is the same with this project. We look to create something of this place, to inspire future students."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7g/7gfv9zosmnr1flu9.jpg"></p><p>Influenced heavily by the numerous hundred-year-old-plus trees that occupy the&nbsp;site, the Visual Arts Building is conceived as rising like a kite into the arboreal canopy and features a glass-enclosed forum on the ground floor that allows a clear view from the building's campus side of Buchanan Park.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tt/tt85rithlj88vhuc.jpg"></p><p>A variety of faculty and advanced student studios, as well as a lecture hall/film screening auditorium and dedicated film labs, will compliment the project's classroom space.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kx/kxtlxnga6dqa2kff.jpg"></p><p>In addition to geothermal heating and cooling, the project features an inventive, noteworthy take on lighting. In this case, the "building&rsquo;s light profile is a concave r...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149938962/steven-holl-working-on-master-plan-study-for-williams-college Steven Holl working on master plan study for Williams College Julia Ingalls 2016-04-07T14:08:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T14:29:54-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6q/6qce2jkj3e0sxc57.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6q/6qce2jkj3e0sxc57.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6q/6qce2jkj3e0sxc57.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6q/6qce2jkj3e0sxc57.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Who better to master plan the campus of the&nbsp;The Williams College Department of Art and Museum of Art than <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/140953853/a-dance-for-architecture-a-conversation-with-steven-holl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">daily watercolorist</a> (and architect) <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1405/steven-holl-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl</a>? In addition to expanding <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/21002913/williams-college" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">William College</a>'s art presence in the region, the study's goals include shaping the campus space to connect interior to exterior as well as making "architecture in complementary relation to the picturesque campus" according to a press release.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fk/fk4x3baddebchbe0.jpg"><br>Steven Holl Architects has interviewed museum staff, students, and faculty members to get an idea of how they interact with the current campus, and what they'd like to see in a new plan. The stakeholder-intensive process has already apparently inspired notions for possible new building sites on the college's 223-year-old grounds. Holl is no stranger to academic design, having already completed projects for&nbsp;Columbia University, MIT, and&nbsp;the&nbsp;Glasgow School of Art (pictured below in its 19th-century setting),&nbsp;among others.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k2/k2hwsutt7lca746j.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5j/5j38v5hyr20due7k.jpg"></p><p>As Steven Holl noted, "Historically one of the mo...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149392651/editor-s-picks-442 Editor's Picks #442 Nam Henderson 2016-03-03T13:23:00-05:00 >2016-03-03T17:10:37-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ie/iearo5h5pibsvym1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ie/iearo5h5pibsvym1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ie/iearo5h5pibsvym1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ie/iearo5h5pibsvym1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>ICYMI <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1970535/will-galloway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway</a>&nbsp;penned a&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/147196490/talking-with-assemble-before-they-won-the-turner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reflection</a>&nbsp;on a workshop he instigated at Keio University, with&nbsp;members of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/617484/assemble" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Assemble</a>, Paloma Strelitz and James Binning (pre <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142830022/assemble-wins-turner-prize-becoming-first-architects-to-win-uk-s-most-prestigious-art-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turner Prize</a>). The studio ended with students building a very rough and very temporary Onsen. The three later discussed, the history of Assemble, architecture&rsquo;s "<em>long history of collective action</em>" and "<em>amazingly entrepreneurial architectural practices</em>".</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a>&nbsp;loved their take on radicalism "<em>as just being a reasonable way to practice. They believe they're not radical at all. I'm onboard with removing the word &lsquo;non-traditional&rsquo; from the descriptor &lsquo;non-traditional practice&rsquo; when it comes to architecture of this kind. It's just practice, which is a broad world.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r4/r4gz1t544mzujfh6.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;published an <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/147814975/inside-pamphlet-how-one-of-the-most-enduring-experimental-architecture-publications-got-its-start" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interview</a> with Steven Holl and Kevin Lippert (founder of Princeton Architectural Press) about Pamphlet Architecture.&nbsp;<strong>rprt frm th heartland</strong> praised Pamphlet as "<em>chewy and lovely</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>Over at Architect Magazine Blaine Brownell, AIA, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147824629/the-crisis-in-flint-and-why-architects-should-care-about-decentralizing-our-water-systems" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">e...</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/145275796/archinect-s-front-runners-for-the-2016-pritzker-prize Archinect's front runners for the 2016 Pritzker Prize Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-01-08T15:41:00-05:00 >2017-04-13T18:09:27-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9i/9ikzf50u61gfuoza.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9i/9ikzf50u61gfuoza.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9i/9ikzf50u61gfuoza.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9i/9ikzf50u61gfuoza.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Next Wednesday, January 13, the 2016 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize will be announced. The winner will receive the Pritzker's bronze medal, $100,000, and an avalanche of "what does this mean for architecture" media attention.</p><p>Check back here for the winner announcement first thing Wednesday, but until then, revel with us in the contentious practice of Pritzker-Predictions! Our top 6 picks follow:</p><p><strong>Steven Holl: the perennial prediction</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1w/1wua18s4matoz9vj.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<em>Sifang Art Museum in Nanjing, China</em></p><p>Holl seems like an obvious choice, and his name has certainly echoed before in prediction lists. His work is known for its impressive light choreography and has a far-reaching global roster of projects, most recently including the Reid Building expansion at the Glasgow School of Art and the Nanjing Sifang Art Museum in China.</p><p><strong>DS+R: the buzziest</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="https://www.thehighline.org/assets/ways_to_give_image2-e7b432950c07ac24e63657c3716c7e03.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<em>The High Line in New York City.</em></p><p>If buzz were the judge, DSR would be a shoe-in. Their work on the High Line received criticism veering on rapturous, and while their <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/137204495/the-broad-museum-opens-its-doors-for-a-look-beyond-the-veil" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">B...</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/143376677/winners-of-the-steven-holl-monograph-giveaway Winners of the Steven Holl monograph giveaway Justine Testado 2015-12-14T18:24:00-05:00 >2015-12-14T18:24:31-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ve/vebu6j2esgumcqky.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ve/vebu6j2esgumcqky.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ve/vebu6j2esgumcqky.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ve/vebu6j2esgumcqky.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Last month, Archinectors had a chance to win <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140959475/win-steven-holl-s-new-monograph" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl's new monograph</a>, published by <a href="http://phaidon.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phaidon</a>. Authored by writer and architecture critic Robert McCarter &mdash; who has known and taught with Holl for more than 30 years, the monograph features a comprehensive analysis behind Holl's most significant built and unbuilt works, starting from 1974 to the present day.</p><p>The five lucky winners are:</p><ul><li>Steven - Kentucky</li><li>Paola - Illinois</li><li>Nicholas - New York</li><li>Andrew - Texas</li><li>Daniel - California</li></ul><p>Congrats to the winners, and thanks to everyone who participated.</p><p>In case you missed it, check out Archinect's interview with the architect himself, Steven Holl:&nbsp; <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/140953853/a-dance-for-architecture-a-conversation-with-steven-holl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"A Dance for Architecture": A conversation with Steven Holl</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/142614204/one-last-chance-to-win-steven-holl-s-new-monograph One last chance to win Steven Holl's new monograph! Justine Testado 2015-12-04T20:49:00-05:00 >2015-12-07T13:05:14-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5j/5jbcvmzjmflcfh42.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5j/5jbcvmzjmflcfh42.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5j/5jbcvmzjmflcfh42.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5j/5jbcvmzjmflcfh42.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>We know how much Archinectors are inspired by Steven Holl's work, so we decided to let more readers enter <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140959475/win-steven-holl-s-new-monograph" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our book giveaway</a> for a chance to win his new monograph "Steven Holl", published by <a href="http://phaidon.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phaidon</a>.</p><p>Authored by writer and architecture critic Robert McCarter &mdash; who has known and taught with Holl for more than 30 years, the hardcover book features a comprehensive analysis behind Holl's most significant built and unbuilt works, starting from 1974 to the present day.</p><p><strong>TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY: Simply answer <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17ILjA-Z1P0Hshve_f9LFnyUHbn1ujBRSLOGjHXTCvA0/viewform" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this survey</a> by the new deadline on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, end of day. Five winners will be selected at random. Good luck!</strong></p><p>More details about the book <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140959475/win-steven-holl-s-new-monograph" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/142370930/steven-holl-finds-genre-pushing-collaborator-in-jessica-lang-dance Steven Holl finds genre-pushing collaborator in Jessica Lang Dance Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-12-01T17:05:00-05:00 >2015-12-15T01:36:37-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/25/25a9806d44d3ad097f4fbb150cd0f256?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/25/25a9806d44d3ad097f4fbb150cd0f256?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/25/25a9806d44d3ad097f4fbb150cd0f256?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/25/25a9806d44d3ad097f4fbb150cd0f256?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The hour-long performance uses Holl and Lang&rsquo;s year-and-a-half-long joint research project, Explorations In, as a point of departure. Lang&rsquo;s dancers bend and glide swiftly, under vivid projections of light, around the structures Holl crafted for Tesseracts of Time. The four sections of the performance&mdash;&ldquo;under,&rdquo; &ldquo;in,&rdquo; &ldquo;on,&rdquo; and &ldquo;over&rdquo;&mdash;evoke the architectural form of the body as the dancers &ldquo;engage in deep spatial constructions in inspiring ways,&rdquo; notes Holl</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more thoughts from Holl on&nbsp;<em>Tesseracts of Time </em>(his&nbsp;dance performance collaboration with Jessica Lang Dance for the Chicago Architecture Biennial) and other recent projects, check out our <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/140953853/a-dance-for-architecture-a-conversation-with-steven-holl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Feature interview with him.</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/140959475/win-steven-holl-s-new-monograph Win Steven Holl's new monograph! Justine Testado 2015-11-20T18:50:00-05:00 >2015-12-04T20:51:49-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i5/i58gk5vve3vr6d9n.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i5/i58gk5vve3vr6d9n.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i5/i58gk5vve3vr6d9n.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i5/i58gk5vve3vr6d9n.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Steven Holl has a new monograph that any diehard fan would love to get their hands on. Authored by writer and architecture critic Robert McCarter &mdash; who has known and taught with Holl for more than 30 years, the book features a comprehensive analysis behind Holl's most significant built and unbuilt works, starting from 1974 to the present day.</p><p>Thanks to <a href="http://phaidon.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phaidon</a>, Archinect is giving away five copies of the monograph to our readers!</p><p><strong>TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY: Simply answer <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17ILjA-Z1P0Hshve_f9LFnyUHbn1ujBRSLOGjHXTCvA0/viewform" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this survey</a> by the deadline on November 25, 2015**, end of day. Five winners will be selected at random. Good luck!</strong></p><p><strong>**UPDATE: The deadline has been <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142614204/one-last-chance-to-win-steven-holl-s-new-monograph" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">extended to DECEMBER 11</a>!</strong></p><p>Read on for more about the book.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/aw/aw95kto0j25yojud.jpg"></p><p>From seasoned practitioners to first-year students, readers can gain unique insight into Steven Holl's design process, ideas, methods, and construction materials. The monograph showcases hundreds of colorful photographs of projects like the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, the St. Ignatius Chapel in Seattle, a...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/129348666/construction-kicks-off-for-steven-holl-designed-maggie-s-centre-barts-in-london Construction kicks off for Steven Holl-designed Maggie's Centre Barts in London Justine Testado 2015-06-11T20:25:00-04:00 >2015-06-12T12:36:38-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nt/ntuofrl46b0dnhsq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nt/ntuofrl46b0dnhsq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nt/ntuofrl46b0dnhsq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nt/ntuofrl46b0dnhsq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>A groundbreaking ceremony yesterday marked the beginning of construction for the new&nbsp;<a href="https://www.maggiescentres.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Maggie's</a><a href="http://www.maggiescentres.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Centre</a> Barts that's coming to Northeast London next year. The 18 Maggie's Centres across the UK offer free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer and their loved ones. During the ceremony, a large banner thanking everyone involved in the project was unveiled on site and a time capsule to be opened in 2065 was compiled -- in tradition with every Centre that is built. The capsule consisted of a signed watercolor print from Steven Holl, framed Hong Kong bank notes from British bank institution HSBC, and archive materials from St. Bartholomew&rsquo;s Hospital.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yv/yvcl8hss5gjt120e.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u1/u13ftgqld1xs1u1u.jpg"></p><p>The new Centre will be built on a 725 m2 site within the richly historic grounds of the 12th-century St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London's oldest hospital. With Steven Holl commissioned for architectural design in association with UK firm JM Architects, the Barts Centre will be a more vertical "vessel within a vessel withi...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/123676402/steven-holl-s-second-university-of-iowa-arts-building-topped-out Steven Holl's second University of Iowa arts building topped out Justine Testado 2015-03-24T20:48:00-04:00 >2015-03-24T21:20:41-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cq/cqhhwh1z6fvm7ayb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cq/cqhhwh1z6fvm7ayb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cq/cqhhwh1z6fvm7ayb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cq/cqhhwh1z6fvm7ayb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Steven Holl Architects is gracing the campus grounds of the University of Iowa once again with the recently topped out Visual Arts Building. The firm -- in collaboration with BNIM Architects -- won the competition in 2010 to design the new arts facility, which will house the studio departments for the School of Art and Art History. The Visual Arts Building replaced the original mid-1930s building that became heavily damaged during a flood at the campus in June 2008. The building is slated for a May 2016 opening.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hk/hkfw8l71pp03894i.jpg"></p><p>SHA's design focuses greatly on forming new social spaces for students and faculty to gather and intermingle. The vertically porous facility will provide 126,000 sq.ft. of space for graduate student studios, faculty and staff offices, and galleries. Ample loft-like spaces will be allotted to the departments of printmaking, painting, photography, 3D multimedia, and sculptural arts.</p><p>Stairs and corridors that weave throughout the four-story structure were designed as "social cond...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/118443491/more-details-on-the-museum-of-fine-arts-houston-campus-expansion More details on the Museum of Fine Arts Houston campus expansion Justine Testado 2015-01-16T10:11:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:54:35-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qr/qr5r0slu0kcxgroz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qr/qr5r0slu0kcxgroz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qr/qr5r0slu0kcxgroz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qr/qr5r0slu0kcxgroz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118277129/museum-of-fine-arts-houston-unveils-its-steven-holl-designed-450m-expansion-plan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Earlier this week</a>, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston revealed the design of its upcoming $450 million Fayez S. Sarofim Campus. As a milestone in the institution's 90-year history, the 14-acre redevelopment will transform the MFAH and its surrounding neighborhood the city's effort to improve the pedestrian experience. The redevelopment will be integrated among historical buildings created by William Ward Watkin, Mies van der Rohe, and Rafael Moneo, and an Isamu Noguchi-designed sculpture garden.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1m/1m3lsxs03zel7ey6.jpg"></p><p>The 14-acre expansion will consist of three new buildings. Steven Holl Architects will design the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building for 20th and 21st-century art as well as the new Glassell School of Art. Lake|Flato Architects will design the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation Center for Conservation. A landscape architect is yet to be appointed.</p><p>Check out some details on each building below:</p><p><strong>The Nancy and Rich Kinder Building:</strong> A 3-story building to house the Museum's vast collection of 20th and 21st-...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/118277129/museum-of-fine-arts-houston-unveils-its-steven-holl-designed-450m-expansion-plan Museum of Fine Arts Houston unveils its Steven Holl-designed $450M expansion plan Alexander Walter 2015-01-13T15:18:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T20:51:17-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qd/qd5uj720ru64yvhx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qd/qd5uj720ru64yvhx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qd/qd5uj720ru64yvhx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qd/qd5uj720ru64yvhx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Buoyed by some of the largest donations in the city's history, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will unveil a $450 million project today that envisions its campus as the cultural heart of the city. [...] The project, by Steven Holl Architects, is the most exciting in the institution's 90-year history, board chairman Richard Kinder said. The plan, named the Fayez S. Sarofim Campus, is so transformational that in five years Houstonians might not recognize the 1000 block of Bissonnet.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/36686966/mfah-hires-steven-holl-architects-to-design-expansion" target="_blank">MFAH hires Steven Holl Architects to design expansion</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/115279972/steven-holl-s-kennedy-center-expansion-project-in-d-c-breaks-ground Steven Holl's Kennedy Center Expansion Project in D.C. breaks ground Justine Testado 2014-12-05T18:42:00-05:00 >2014-12-11T22:23:47-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7r/7rjq7d2xr73l7rdn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7r/7rjq7d2xr73l7rdn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7r/7rjq7d2xr73l7rdn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7r/7rjq7d2xr73l7rdn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>As the saying goes, history likes to repeat itself. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. broke ground yesterday on the Kennedy Center Expansion Project. The ceremony also celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Center's original groundbreaking in 1964.&nbsp;</p><p>The event featured remarks from Vice President Joe Biden, Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein, Kennedy Center President Deborah F. Rutter,&nbsp;Kennedy Center Trustee (and John F. Kennedy's granddaughter) Rose Kennedy Schlossberg, as well as Steven Holl. During the ceremony, Rubenstein used the same gold-plated shovel that President Lyndon B. Johnson used to break ground for the Center on December 2, 1964.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ya/yamd1hbblgj28bud.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kv/kv6a62wm3bntnsiz.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g5/g56ekg51j7nlbiek.jpg"></p><p>Steven Holl and senior partner Chris McVoy designed the expansion with BNIM Architects. The Expansion Project, which was announced in 2013 and is being paid for entirely by private funds, will be built south of the current facility as an interactive space for artists to engage with the community. Th...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/111338785/steven-holl-receives-praemium-imperiale-international-arts-medal-for-architecture Steven Holl receives Praemium Imperiale International Arts medal for architecture Justine Testado 2014-10-15T14:49:00-04:00 >2014-10-21T23:11:58-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/op/op95mmkad0gzw0u1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/op/op95mmkad0gzw0u1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/op/op95mmkad0gzw0u1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/op/op95mmkad0gzw0u1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Acclaimed architect Steven Holl received the Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award medal for architecture in a ceremony in Tokyo today. Japan's Prince Hitachi, honorary patron of the Japan Art Association, formally presented the awards to each of the 2014 laureates. Created in 1988, the prestigious Praemium Imperiale recognizes lifetime achievement in the arts in categories that aren't covered by the Nobel Prize.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The 2014 laureates also include: South African playwright<strong> Athol Fugard</strong>, Estonian composer <strong>Arvo&nbsp;P&auml;rt</strong>, French painter Martial Raysse, and Italian sculptor <strong>Giuseppe Penone.&nbsp;</strong>The 2014 Grant for Young Artists (5 million yen, or US$50,000) was given to the <strong>Zinsou Foundation</strong> in Benin, West Africa.&nbsp;</p><p>Each recipient was presented with a specially designed&nbsp;gold medal, a testimonial letter from Prince Hitachi, and a cash prize of 15 milion yen (approx. US$150,000).</p><p>More details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/steven_holl_receives_praemium_imperiale_international_arts_medal_for_archit/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/104964607/slums-siza-and-squatting-icymi-weekly-news-round-up-for-july-21-2014 Slums, Siza and squatting: ICYMI Weekly News Round-Up for July 21, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-28T14:45:00-04:00 >2014-07-29T18:47:20-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rz/rzfh9e19cqv22sx9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rz/rzfh9e19cqv22sx9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rz/rzfh9e19cqv22sx9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rz/rzfh9e19cqv22sx9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In Case You Missed It, a look back at the major happenings from last week's News.</p><p><strong>Friday, July 25</strong></p><ul><li><a title="Families Removed From 'Tower of David' Skyscraper Slum" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105014387/families-removed-from-tower-of-david-skyscraper-slum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Families Removed From 'Tower of David' Skyscraper Slum</a>: Venezuelans initially began living in the abandoned office towers in 2007, due to the country's burgeoning financial crisis. They are now being evicted by Caracas city officials, citing safety concerns in the 45-floor building.</li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105016010/row-over-olympic-cauldron-design-settled-out-of-court" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Row over Olympic cauldron design settled out of court</a>: Olympic officials settled with designers from <a href="http://atopiainnovation.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atopia</a>, who claimed the cauldron design relied heavily on their ideas without citation. While Atopia's influence has been recognized, design of the cauldron is still credited to <a href="http://www.heatherwick.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Heatherwick</a>.</p></li></ul><p><strong>Thursday, July 24</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104955739/lvaro-siza-donates-his-architectural-archives-to-institutions-in-portugal-and-canada" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&Aacute;lvaro Siza donates his architectural archives to institutions in Portugal and Canada</a>:&nbsp;The archive will be divided up between the Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montreal), the <a href="http://www.gulbenkian.pt/Institucional/en/Homepage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Funda&ccedil;&atilde;o Gulbenkian</a> in Lisbon and the <a href="http://www.serralves.pt/en/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Funda&ccedil;&atilde;o de Serralves</a> in Porto.</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104938794/can-a-frank-gehry-design-help-change-the-dynamic-of-watts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Can a Frank Gehry design help change the dynamic of Wat...</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/104322606/steven-holl-wins-2014-praemium-imperiale-international-arts-award-for-architecture Steven Holl wins 2014 Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award for architecture Justine Testado 2014-07-16T13:29:00-04:00 >2017-04-13T18:07:50-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/eo/eom0rlqi1xjx69p5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/eo/eom0rlqi1xjx69p5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/eo/eom0rlqi1xjx69p5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/eo/eom0rlqi1xjx69p5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Steven Holl has been announced as one of six 2014 laureates of the prestigious <a href="http://www.praemiumimperiale.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award</a>. Bestowed by the Japan Art Association, the annual award is one of the highest international prizes for architecture, painting, sculpture, music, and theatre/film.&nbsp;</p><p>It was established in 1988 to celebrate&nbsp;Japan Art Association's 100th anniversary and to honor the late Prince Takamatsu, who was a patron of the association for 58 years and had faithful commitment to the arts.</p><p>The Praemium Imperiale recognizes lifetime achievement in the arts in categories that aren't covered by the Nobel Prize, and comes with a cash prize of 15 milion yen (approx. US$150,000).</p><p>The 2014 laureates also include: South African playwright<strong> Athol Fugard</strong>, Estonian composer <strong>Arvo&nbsp;P&auml;rt</strong>, French painter Martial Raysse, and Italian sculptor <strong>Giuseppe Penone.&nbsp;</strong>The 2014 Grant for Young Artists (5 million yen, or US$50,000) will be given to the <strong>Zinsou Foundation</strong> in Benin, West Africa.&nbsp;</p><p>Winners will form...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/97637684/living-up-to-a-charles-rennie-mackintosh-classic Living up to a Charles Rennie Mackintosh classic Archinect 2014-04-09T12:00:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T19:25:53-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a6/a6a3ef7f8daa6b02b43a4c121c636d75?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a6/a6a3ef7f8daa6b02b43a4c121c636d75?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a6/a6a3ef7f8daa6b02b43a4c121c636d75?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a6/a6a3ef7f8daa6b02b43a4c121c636d75?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Designed by US architect Steven Holl, the new &pound;30m building - which is part of a &pound;50m project - replaces a 1970s concrete tower block. It will bring the departments of design together under one roof, along with a new lecture theatre, workshops, canteen and staff offices. Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a 28-year-old junior draughtsman at a Glasgow architecture firm when he drew up the designs for the building that many consider his masterpiece.</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/95409267/steven-holl-architects-presents-two-new-films-with-spirit-of-space-on-the-sifang-art-museum Steven Holl Architects presents two new films with Spirit of Space on the Sifang Art Museum Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-03-11T15:39:00-04:00 >2014-03-17T20:15:42-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fq/fq9dlggsz20t3mq3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fq/fq9dlggsz20t3mq3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fq/fq9dlggsz20t3mq3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fq/fq9dlggsz20t3mq3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Perhaps you remember <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/80010418/spirit-of-space-presents-art-in-the-city-a-short-film-honoring-chicago-s-public-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spirit of Space's <em>Art in the City</em> film</a> from back in summer of 2013, meditating on the interplay between city life and public art in Chicago. More recently, the architectural film-making creative agency produced two short films showcasing <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85914123/sifang-art-museum-designed-by-22-architects-including-wang-shu-sanaa-adjaye-holl-opens-its-first-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl's work for the Sifang Art Museum in Nanjing, China</a>. SOS has previously worked with Steven Holl on five film pieces, featuring his work in both China and the U.S.</p><p>The films follow SOS's tried-and-true style -- one with Holl explaining to the camera his design choices, interspersed with languishing shots of the now-open museum:</p><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/88662960" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sifang Art Museum: A Conversation with Steve Holl</a></p><p>...and a second, more contemplative film that in turn dwells on the architecture itself:</p><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/88664984" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sifang Art Museum</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/80464486/sifang-art-museum Sifang Art Museum Archinect 2013-08-27T17:50:00-04:00 >2013-09-03T18:47:28-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cd/cde75c34e3427e651aa69d5e21b49fb5?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cd/cde75c34e3427e651aa69d5e21b49fb5?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cd/cde75c34e3427e651aa69d5e21b49fb5?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cd/cde75c34e3427e651aa69d5e21b49fb5?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Hard by the Yangtze River, ten miles from Nanjing, a giant, glowing hollowed-out trapezoid hovers above the trees. The otherworldly Sifang Art Museum, designed by the American architect Steven Holl, [...] an edgy sign of the ancient city&rsquo;s rapid modernization.</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>