Archinect - News 2017-10-22T17:19:37-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150012853/did-som-rip-off-this-architect-s-designs-for-one-world-trade-center Did SOM rip off this architect's designs for One World Trade Center? Nicholas Korody 2017-06-15T12:27:00-04:00 >2017-10-17T20:47:34-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gr/gr2ft6hnhast5c96.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gr/gr2ft6hnhast5c96.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gr/gr2ft6hnhast5c96.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gr/gr2ft6hnhast5c96.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>A Korean-born architect on Wednesday sued a major architecture firm over the design of Manhattan's One World Trade Center, claiming that the building bears a "striking similarity" to a tower he designed in 1999 while in graduate school. Jeehoon Park accused Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill of falsely claiming design credit for the 104-story One World Trade Center, whose 1,776-foot (541 m) height including the spire makes it the Western Hemisphere's tallest building.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Park is president of Qube Architecture, a Georgia-based practice. His design, shown below, was made when he was getting a masters from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Park is seeking unspecified damages.</p> <p>According to the architect, Skidmore has access to the design through an associate partner&mdash;one of Park's thesis advisors.</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/u4/u4pnt48gfr36hwtg.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/u4/u4pnt48gfr36hwtg.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Park's design on the left, One World Trade Center on the right</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/145231648/pentagon-replica-built-in-shanghai Pentagon Replica Built in Shanghai Metropolitan Monk 2016-01-08T12:45:00-05:00 >2016-01-08T15:15:03-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/du/du8qxwi94f0b41h7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/du/du8qxwi94f0b41h7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/du/du8qxwi94f0b41h7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/du/du8qxwi94f0b41h7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Earlier this week, drone footage capturing a shanzhai Pentagon in suburban Shanghai went viral. The knock-off replica building, which is shaped just like the real headquarters of the US Military in Washington DC, is a massive a shopping center in Nanxiang Town out in Shanghai's Jiading District.</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/141764344/should-architecture-strive-for-originality-can-it-ever-achieve-it Should architecture strive for originality? Can it ever achieve it? Nicholas Korody 2015-11-23T20:03:00-05:00 >2015-12-01T00:00:04-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/83/83rk5pk1y6rcl02x.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/83/83rk5pk1y6rcl02x.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/83/83rk5pk1y6rcl02x.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/83/83rk5pk1y6rcl02x.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>...the [Architectural Works Copyright Protection Act] is a [comparatively] recent development. Architecture shares certain myths with art that influence its commercial value, such as that of the singular author and singular work, but these are also relatively recent: Renaissance architects believed the peak of civilisation existed in antiquity, and so imitated ancient ruins. The commercial and social value of &ldquo;new&rdquo; and &ldquo;novel&rdquo; and even &ldquo;original&rdquo; are, arguably, products of modernity.</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/37135557/copying-is-good-for-design Copying is good for design Archinect 2012-02-06T13:59:29-05:00 >2012-02-06T16:06:43-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/69/695aeb0e3c1da7b075b63a9ecaca0959?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/69/695aeb0e3c1da7b075b63a9ecaca0959?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/69/695aeb0e3c1da7b075b63a9ecaca0959?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/69/695aeb0e3c1da7b075b63a9ecaca0959?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>In pre-industrial days, copying used to be a positive act. It was seen as a skill. Artists were looked upon as handworkers. Copying became a negative notion with the cult of the individual artist and the arrival of mass production, which made replication extremely cheap and easy. Copyright and intellectual property laws were created to protect the original. In those days, the amount of new products reaching the market was relatively small.</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>