Archinect - News 2017-09-20T05:30:14-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150004561/in-celebration-of-i-m-pei-s-100th-birthday-tomorrow-the-national-gallery-of-art-revisits-his-legacy In celebration of I.M. Pei's 100th birthday tomorrow, the National Gallery of Art revisits his legacy Justine Testado 2017-04-25T13:19:00-04:00 >2017-04-25T13:19:46-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8n/8nml0fg4ajvfrpgu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8n/8nml0fg4ajvfrpgu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8n/8nml0fg4ajvfrpgu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8n/8nml0fg4ajvfrpgu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Harmonizing with architect John Russell Pope's neoclassical West Building, the award-winning East Building, which opened in 1978, was designed by Pei in the modern idiom of its time. Magnificently realizing the long-term vision of Gallery founder Andrew W. Mellon and his children, Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce, the East Building has taken its place as one of the great public structures in the nation's capital. &mdash; National Gallery of Art</p></em><br /><br /><p>I.M. Pei's 100th birthday is tomorrow! In celebration of the legendary architect's birthday, the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. will host a public talk in the Pei-designed East Building featuring architect Perry Y. Chin &ndash; a longtime associate of Pei's &mdash; and Susan Wertheim, the Gallery's chief architect and deputy administrator for capital projects.</p><p>Learn more <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5603/the-national-gallery-of-art-east-building-is-celebrating-i-m-pei-s-100th-birthday-on-april-26" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149944862/daniel-libeskind-turns-70-designs-musical-labyrinth-for-frankfurt-opera Daniel Libeskind turns 70; designs Musical Labyrinth for Frankfurt Opera Alexander Walter 2016-05-12T13:29:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T00:47:38-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5i/5imxbp8l1jeid5ff.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5i/5imxbp8l1jeid5ff.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5i/5imxbp8l1jeid5ff.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5i/5imxbp8l1jeid5ff.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Preparations are still running for various events around Daniel Libeskind's 70th birthday, among them the concert project "One Day in Life." Libeskind has designed the project for Frankfurt's Old Opera. A total of 75 concerts are to be given on May 21 and 22 at 18 different locations spread over the city of Frankfurt. Libeskind's idea was to bring music to places where hitherto no music had been played, for example hospitals, public baths or hidden bunkers.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7p/7p6uh3tb26amj0xc.jpg"></p><p><em>Via <a href="https://www.instagram.com/daniellibeskind/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@daniellibeskind</a> on Instagram: "In Frankfurt installing the Musical Labyrinth for One Day in Life that opens May 20th. #onedayinlife"</em></p><p>Other recent Libeskind stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141442659/architecture-is-a-field-of-repression-daniel-libeskind-on-childhood-memories-trauma-and-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Architecture is a field of repression": Daniel Libeskind on childhood memories, trauma, and architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132950705/downtown-jerusalem-gets-a-libeskind-designed-pyramid-tower" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Downtown Jerusalem gets a Libeskind-designed Pyramid Tower</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130888271/daniel-libeskind-launch-guest-editor-of-new-cnn-style-platform" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daniel Libeskind launch guest editor of new CNN Style platform</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149943710/how-jane-jacobs-continues-to-be-an-influential-force-in-city-planning How Jane Jacobs continues to be an influential force in city planning Justine Testado 2016-05-04T14:19:00-04:00 >2016-05-18T01:34:57-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mk/mkvr3w2krj0f65hl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mk/mkvr3w2krj0f65hl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mk/mkvr3w2krj0f65hl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mk/mkvr3w2krj0f65hl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>She would ask us to look at the consequences of these sub-economies for the city &ndash; for its people, its neighbourhoods, and the visual orders involved...Talking with Jacobs, it became clear that community battles were, for her, simply part of a wider inquiry as she sought to better understand, and develop concepts for, the role of cities in the economy.</p></em><br /><br /><p>And if you haven't already noticed it, there's <a href="http://google.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a special Google Doodle</a> celebrating Jacobs' 100th birthday.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ly/lyiqow9m56qtyq6z.jpg"></p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942780/u-s-transportation-secretary-foxx-on-the-troubled-relationship-between-infrastructure-and-race-we-ought-to-do-it-better-than-we-did-it-the-last-time" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx on the troubled relationship between infrastructure and race: "We ought to do it better than we did it the last time"</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140944999/a-closer-look-at-the-often-complicated-relationship-between-placemaking-and-gentrification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A closer look at the often complicated relationship between placemaking and gentrification</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127114495/built-for-humans-bryce-t-bauer-interviews-sharon-zukin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Built for Humans: Bryce T. Bauer interviews Sharon Zukin</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98609735/robert-moses-vs-jane-jacobs-the-opera" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Moses vs. Jane Jacobs: The Opera</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/60454634/happy-birthday-zaha-hadid Happy Birthday, Zaha Hadid! Archinect 2012-10-31T18:42:00-04:00 >2012-10-31T22:01:47-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7b/7b20015ed48623d8ad9ffcc297dd652a?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7b/7b20015ed48623d8ad9ffcc297dd652a?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7b/7b20015ed48623d8ad9ffcc297dd652a?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7b/7b20015ed48623d8ad9ffcc297dd652a?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Today is the birthday of Iraqi-British architect, Zaha Hadid. Known for her sculptural designs and commanding demeanor, the renown female artist is turning 61 years old this Halloween.</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/42892894/google-celebrates-mies-126th-birthday Google celebrates Mies' 126th birthday Paul Petrunia 2012-03-27T12:38:00-04:00 >2012-04-04T06:20:21-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f7/f76w9musgipex5p7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f7/f76w9musgipex5p7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f7/f76w9musgipex5p7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f7/f76w9musgipex5p7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> To celebrate 126 years since the the father of modernism was born, Google is honoring Mies with a Google doodle tribute, referencing the classic IIT Crown Hall building.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/31029513/it-s-ray-eames-birthday-today-too It's Ray Eames Birthday today too! Paul Petrunia 2011-12-15T13:51:18-05:00 >2011-12-15T20:10:08-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l3/l3tp28k30j7j6usk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l3/l3tp28k30j7j6usk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l3/l3tp28k30j7j6usk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l3/l3tp28k30j7j6usk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> As Cube would say, "today was a good day". Not only does <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/31022297/oscar-niemeyer-turns-104-today" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oscar Niemeyer turn an astounding 104 years old today</a>, but the late/great Ray Eames was also born 99 years ago today. Somebody get my credit card, I need to buy some candles.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/31022297/oscar-niemeyer-turns-104-today Oscar Niemeyer turns 104 today Archinect 2011-12-15T12:24:00-05:00 >2012-11-11T00:26:03-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/iu/iujbghjlicrzt1dj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/iu/iujbghjlicrzt1dj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/iu/iujbghjlicrzt1dj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/iu/iujbghjlicrzt1dj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The man who was awarded the 1988 Pritzker Prize continues to devote his afternoons to working on new projects, including a theatre with a capacity for 2 500 people on Flamengo Park, near Rio's Sugarloaf Mountain. "I came up with a solution that is capable of prompting surprise and attracting the public: a magnificent dome which would be built before the Sugarloaf Mountain," he recently wrote.</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>