Archinect 2018-10-15T15:22:09-04:00 Block House by A-001 Taller de Arquitectura A-001 2018-10-15T15:11:00-04:00 >2018-10-15T15:11:39-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Block House is originated from the transverse overlap of two volumes, creating a set of contrasts between solids and voids. A longitudinal black concrete prism becomes the main piece as it rises from the ground and perches on top of a gray concrete prism, in a non-geometric balance. The swimming lane is a fundamental element; located on the left side of the house next to the party wall, it displaces the volume and generates a light opening, which gently bathes in light the ground floor.</p> <p>The common areas are located on ground level, in direct relation with the exteriors; while the private areas are located inside of the suspended volume, in a condition of greater privacy. The rooftop of the transverse volume is taken advantage of with a terrace that serves the entire upper floor.</p> <p>The structural design was dictated by the intention of giving lightness and volatility to both prisms. Slender columns support the black prism and free the space beneath it. Materiality emphasizes the contra...</p> MONU #29 ON NARRATIVE URBANISM RELEASED MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2018-10-15T14:56:00-04:00 >2018-10-15T14:02:13-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>To create a better general culture of understanding around architecture, urban design and urban development issues, we need to use all of the narrative tools that we have at our disposal, claims Cassim Shepard in the interview we did with him entitled "Understanding Urban Narratives: What Cannot be Measured" for this new issue of MONU, "Narrative Urbanism".</p></em><br /><br /><p>&ldquo;To create a better general culture of understanding around architecture, urban design and urban development issues, we need to use all of the narrative tools that we have at our disposal, claims<b><em>Cassim Shepard</em></b>in the interview we did with him entitled<b>&ldquo;Understanding Urban Narratives: What Cannot be Measured&rdquo;</b>for this new issue of<b>MONU,</b><b>&ldquo;Narrative Urbanism&rdquo;.</b>Being a filmmaker, he points out that moving images in this day and age are particularly effective forms of communication as they have the capacity to make people want to engage. For him, filmmaking is a very useful process that taught him how to talk to people, how to listen to people, how to observe spaces critically and with an open mind, in order to understand the unique urban dynamics that make every space special and worthy of care. Without that extra attention many things in our cities can simply be forgotten.</p> <p>With his contribution<b>&ldquo;Les Grands Ensembles&rdquo;</b>&ndash; a video still of a film depicting model replicas of two modernist high rise...</p> Studio Cadena's “Happy” wins 2018 Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Competition Justine Testado 2018-10-15T14:52:00-04:00 >2018-10-15T14:55:58-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Decked out in a cheerful shade of yellow, &ldquo;Happy&rdquo; by <a href="" target="_blank">Studio Cadena</a> aspires to create a warm, welcoming space for all during the holiday season. The project was announced today as the winner of the&nbsp;Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and Van Alen Institute's fifth <a href="" target="_blank">Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Competition</a>, which&nbsp;seeks the best proposal for a fun, temporary installation in the heart of New York City's Flatiron District.&nbsp;</p><p>Studio Cadena was one of the eight firms invited to the closed competition. The other firms included: Agency&mdash;Agency; Brandt : Haferd; MODU; N H M D; Office III; P.R.O.; and Wolfgang &amp; Hite.</p> Bjarke Ingels Group designs "urban tree farm" that will become Quito's tallest building Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-10-15T14:49:00-04:00 >2018-10-15T14:54:37-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Rising 33-stories, the stack of concrete boxes that will make up the IQON tower in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Quito, Ecuador</a>, will become the city's tallest building. Designed by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels Group</a>, the firm's first project in South America recently began construction.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image by Bjarke Ingels Group.</figcaption></figure><p>Plans for the residential tower involve the creation of an 'urban tree farm'&mdash;"we are letting La Carolina park climb up and into the building by planting native trees and plants on the terraces," says the architects. Each terrace will host a different species of tree, allowing the building's fa&ccedil;ade to celebrate the country's biodiversity.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image by Bjarke Ingels Group.</figcaption></figure><p>But, the scheme goes beyond the typical phenomenon of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">vertical forests</a> by incorporating the trees into part of a green cycle. "Once the vegetation planted on the terraces of the building outgrows their planters, they can be replanted in parks all over the city," the firm explains.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Image by Bjarke Ingels Group.</figcaption></figure></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image by Bjarke Ingels Group.</figcaption></figure><p>The design is...</p> Medog Meteorological Center by EID Architecture EIDArchitecture 2018-10-15T14:17:00-04:00 >2018-10-15T14:17:26-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The Medog Meteorological Center (MMC) is located along the river bend area of Yarlung Tsangpo River in Nyingchi prefecture of Tibet. Within canyons, surrounded by mountain ranges and dense forests, the project site captures prominent view of the Namcha Barwa in the distance, while integrating with the well-preserved natural surroundings.</p> <p><strong>Design Challenges</strong> </p> <p>Although Medog is located on the Tibetan plateau, its altitude surprisingly ranges from merely 115m to 1200m maximum high, which comes with a tropical rainforest climate that causes high annual rainfalls for the area. The unique geomorphic features and climate not only bring Medog all-year-long rainy and humid seasons, but more importantly, results in the architectural challenges of accommodating water drainage and barrier systems that help avoid water damages for the building. &nbsp;&nbsp;As being one of the last counties to be reached by the highway systems in China, Medog is known as a primordial town that is hidden within the southern m...</p> Sandler Training by DeOld Andersen Architecture gdeold 2018-10-15T14:14:00-04:00 >2018-10-15T14:14:38-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The new training center for Sandler Training negotiates a site situated between a commercial strip and a single family residential neighborhood. DAA inverted the typical parking lot-to-building relationship by pushing the building to the setback and creating an entrance sequence that involved parking at the side of the building and entering from the side that would typically be the rear of the building. This allowed the entrance to face onto a rain garden designed to manage storm water run-off. This more internalized relationship to the site allowed a better street presence as well as respects the more private nature of the suburban condition. The building houses a training classroom with associated offices as well as speculative office space. Budgetary constraints meant thinking about a building cladding innovatively. Instead of the go-to EIFS systems for similar commercial projects, DAA used a standing-seam metal roof with a randomized panel size to create a texture and depth to t...</p> Africa's tallest skyscraper set to start construction in Morocco Alexander Walter 2018-10-15T13:57:00-04:00 >2018-10-15T14:01:01-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Construction will start November 1 and the tower is expected be delivered on May 30, 2022, the Moroccan BMCE Bank of Africa announced [...] The Bank of Africa Tower will have 55 floors with a luxury hotel, offices, and apartments. An observatory will crown the tower. [...] The O Tower company has started developing the 250-meter tower which could be titled the tallest building in Morocco and in Africa.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Once structurally topped out, the 820-ft Bank of Africa Tower will not only be Morocco's tallest building but also take the crown from&nbsp;Carlton Centre in Johannesburg, at 732 feet currently the tallest tower in Africa.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: BESIX</figcaption></figure><p>Designed by Spanish architects&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rafael de la-Hoz Arquitectos</a>&nbsp;and Moroccan firm <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CHB Cabinet Hakim Benjelloun</a>, the building aims for the highest international environmental standards to earn a&nbsp;certified LEED Gold and HQE rating.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: BESIX</figcaption></figure><p>The developer just contracted Belgian construction firms BESIX and&nbsp;Travaux Generaux de Construction de Casablanca (TGCC) for the project. BESIX has completed buildings in Morocco before as well as in the Middle East, including the&nbsp;Burj Khalifa in Dubai (in collaboration with&nbsp;Samsung C&amp;T and&nbsp;Arabtec).</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: BESIX</figcaption></figure> It’s not a high-tech robot thing Nam Henderson 2018-10-15T13:55:00-04:00 >2018-10-15T14:04:41-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Instead of the traditional beige- or gray-painted stucco cladding of the local vernacular, the exterior of the three-story apartment building is covered entirely by aluminum and steel panels that open and close hydraulically, like massive petals.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Fred A. Bernstein writes about <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ballet M&eacute;canique</a>, designed by the Basel-based architect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manuel Herz</a>.</p><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p></figure> Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #197 Justine Testado 2018-10-15T13:25:00-04:00 >2018-10-15T13:25:23-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>It's time for another Archinect Employer of the Day weekly round-up! Check out the latest profiled firms amid the thousands of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">active listings</a>&nbsp;on our job board. If you don't already, follow Employer of the Day on&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, where we showcase a firm every day, along with a gallery of their work.&nbsp;</p> <p>Here are the latest EOTD-featured firms:</p> <p>1. <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Maltzan Architecture</a></strong> (<a href=";album_id=10156386111742247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Administrative Assistant</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering: Michael Maltzan Architecture.</figcaption></figure><p>2. <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Searl Lamaster Howe</a> </strong>(<a href=";album_id=10156388279587247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Searl Lamaster Howe.</figcaption></figure><p>3. <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Assembledge+</a></strong> (<a href=";album_id=10156389754932247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Assembledge+.</figcaption></figure><p>4. <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1100 Architect</a><u>&nbsp;</u></strong>(<a href=";album_id=10156392134212247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: 1100 Architect.</figcaption></figure><p>5. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Workshop/APD</strong></a><strong></strong> (<a href=";album_id=10156394251747247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Senior Architectural Designer</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: T.G. Olcott.</figcaption></figure><p>Keep track of&nbsp;<em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Employer of the Day</a>&nbsp;</em>by following&nbsp;Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twitter</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest</a>, or the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Jobs Instagram</a>.<br></p> <p>Want more job-hunting an...</p> Win the latest Grids & Guides Notebook for Visual Thinkers! Justine Testado 2018-10-15T12:00:00-04:00 >2018-10-12T19:30:15-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>In need of a fresh sketchbook to jot down all those ideas? <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Princeton Architectural Press</a>&nbsp;has released the latest version of their popular&nbsp;Grids &amp; Guides Notebook for Visual Thinkers &mdash; now in a classy navy! Thanks to Princeton Architectural Press, Archinect is giving away five notebooks to our readers!</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo courtesy of Princeton Architectural Press.</figcaption></figure><p>Bounded in a navy cloth hardcover, this 160-page notebook features eight distinctive grid designs interspersed with various scientific diagrams &mdash; including golden ratio constructions, simple machines, a chart of unit equivalents, optics, and even cell biology.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo courtesy of Princeton Architectural Press.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo courtesy of Princeton Architectural Press.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo courtesy of Princeton Architectural Press.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo courtesy of Princeton Architectural Press.</figcaption></figure><p><strong>Want a chance to win the &ldquo;Grids &amp; Guides&rdquo; notebook? Fill out <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this survey</a> by the deadline on Thursday, October 25, end of day. Five notebooks are available to win. Winners will be announced in t...</strong></p> Pedagogies, the Public & Juries: Lorem Ipsum Anthony Morey 2018-10-15T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-10-14T18:34:20-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>A jury is generally thought of as a body of people who are responsible for giving a verdict in a legal case based on the evidence submitted to them in court. However, juries in architecture tend to function in a slightly different manner. They serve to structure and embody polemical tussles. Their existence produces a framework for intellectual progress, conversation, and questions, at times even subtle answers. Pupils present their work, questions, answers, some known and some unknown to the pupil themselves, to the jury. The role of juries may not be so much to pass a verdict but to pass on signs of light, paths towards knowledge and further questions.</p> Alejandro Arevena's alluring concrete vacation home Katherine Guimapang 2018-10-12T20:28:00-04:00 >2018-10-15T14:56:11-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The radical, four-bedroom vacation house is part of the Ochoalcubo project &ndash; a pioneering &lsquo;architectural laboratory&rsquo; led by the entrepreneur and architecture lover Eduardo Godoy. Leading Chilean and Japanese practices including Aravena, Smiljan Radic, Toyo Ito and Sou Fujimoto were asked to design a series of ground-breaking homes on the coast of Ochoquebradas.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pritzker Prize</a>-winner&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alejandro Aravena</a> uses the Chilean landscape of&nbsp;Coquimbo to create a weekend home oozing with dramatic appeal and a moody ancient beauty. The vacation home is comprised of three large <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">concrete</a> volumes specifically stacked one against the other. Sitting on a hilltop overlooking the Chilean coast, the home, at first glance exudes an "ancient" looking quality.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image via Chile Sotheby&rsquo;s International Realty</figcaption></figure><p>The massively rugged, boulder like structure was heavily influenced by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">primitivistic</a> values. Its simplistic exterior is carried through out the entire house. The interiority of the space reflects <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">modernist</a> principles that focus on a flow of indoor/outdoor space and a loyalty to basic materials.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image via Chile Sotheby&rsquo;s International Realty</figcaption></figure><p>At the center of the home is a large fire pit that accents the room without frills. The exposed concrete surfaces found through out the structure complement the floor-to-ceiling glass walls that can be found in each of the fo...</p> Starchitects and emerging designers make it on the 2018 list of London's most influential people Alexander Walter 2018-10-12T19:46:00-04:00 >2018-10-12T20:24:18-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The 2018 edition of the annual <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Progress 1000: London's most influential people</a> list has been released, and among the myriad of categories from the worlds of politics, entertainment, art, philanthropy, sports, technology, or science, there is (<em>phew</em>) also a list of architects who made the most significant impact on London. <br></p> <p>Donning the cover pic, and listed first, is <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eva Franch i Gilabert</a>, the new, and first female, director of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Association</a> School of Architecture, immediately followed by some of the (expected) biggest names in British architecture, such as <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Chipperfield</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richard Rogers</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norman Foster</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Adjaye</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amanda Levete</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Heatherwick</a>, and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher</a>. <br></p> <p>Refreshing to see are names of architects who have been consistently putting out solid work and are now getting the wider recognition they deserve, including <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frida Escobedo</a>, the youngest architect yet to be invited to design the Serpentine Gallery&rsquo;s summer pavilion, Deborah Saunt and David ...</p> Stella Lee's story calls for architecture to adopt a new movement Katherine Guimapang 2018-10-12T15:25:00-04:00 >2018-10-14T23:40:17-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Architectural education is plagued by the mentality that suffering is a necessary part of its practice. [...] The acceptance of suffering easily slips into normalizing sexual misconduct and its suppression as simply part of the practice. Cultlike worship of the star architect only exacerbates this condition, and there are plenty [...] willing to sacrifice their time and integrity because they have been conditioned to believe that this mode of production is normal.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The architecture world is known for many movements that have enabled architects to create iconic works. From bauhaus to brutalist, midcentury modern to contemporary, countless movements have impacted the architectural timeline. But in today's climate of inclusivity and representation is there one movement in particular that architecture is too slow to adopt?&nbsp;</p> <p>Designing physical spaces that depict an artistic representation of form and function is something many architects strive for. However, have firms and institutions lost their way when it comes to designing a space that evokes "an equitable working environment?"&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Bureau V team (left to right) Stella Lee, Peter Zuspan, Laura Trevino Image via BureauV</figcaption></figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stella Lee</a>, architect and founding partner of the inclusive award-winning studio <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bureau V</a>, recently shared her experiences while working with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richard Meier</a>. Having been accused of sexual misconduct it was announced early this month that Meier would be stepping down from his leadership...</p> Beverly Hills schools want to convince Trump administration to cut funds for L.A. Metro Purple Line extension Justine Testado 2018-10-12T15:11:00-04:00 >2018-10-15T14:29:07-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>While the school district had tried repeatedly in court to stop Metro from building the subway underneath the high school&rsquo;s campus, Korbatov&rsquo;s &ldquo;Stop the Purple Threat&rdquo; campaign takes a different approach: Nab the attention of President Donald Trump and try to convince him to order the withdrawal of federal funding from the Purple Line extension.</p></em><br /><br /><p>School district administrators also helped BHHS students organize a districtwide &ldquo;walkout&rdquo; that took place today in protest of the Purple Line extension, whose second phase is already underway. Here are some interesting&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twitter updates</a>&nbsp;from LA Times transportation reporter Laura J. Nelson.</p> <p></p> Construction update: David Adjaye's NYC skyscraper gets its hand-cast concrete facade installed Alexander Walter 2018-10-12T15:07:00-04:00 >2018-10-15T12:16:03-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>David Adjaye&rsquo;s Financial District condo at 130 William Street has made significant progress since construction started earlier this year. New construction site photos by Field Condition are giving us the first peak at the distinctive hand-cast concrete facade. The photos also offer a peek at the bronze-accented frames of the windows&mdash;this bronze theme will continue in the apartments with Adjaye also designing many of the interior fixtures that will be done up in burnished bronze.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>Curbed New York</em> has some fresh construction photos of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Adjaye</a>-designed 800-foot, 66-story <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">130 William Street</a> condo tower where workers are currently installing the building's most striking feature, the hand-cast concrete facade with its&nbsp;bronze-trimmed window frames.&nbsp;</p> <p>Find the full set of photos over on the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Field Condition</a> website.</p> <a href=";utm_medium=loading" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <p> <a href=";utm_medium=loading" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Featured today on facade panels are going up at David Adjaye&rsquo;s @130william residential condo tower in the Financial District. The panels are hand cast textured concrete with a smooth concrete border at the bronze window frames.</a></p> <p>A post shared by <a href=";utm_medium=loading" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Field Condition</a> (@field_condition) on Oct 11, 2018 at 9:43am PDT</p> Construction robots spooling fiberglass filament unveiled by MIT's Mediated Matter Group Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-10-12T15:00:00-04:00 >2018-10-12T15:00:41-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>MIT's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mediated Matter Group</a> has developed a construction robot that winds fiberglass filament into large structures. The research studio, led by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neri Oxman</a>, has dubbed the little machines, Fiberbots, and hopes they can one-day be used to build complicated, large-scale structures.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Credit: The Mediated Matter Group</figcaption></figure><p>The way it works is that each Fiberbot is connected to a tank containing fiber and resin. The winding arm sucks the mixture, spins it around the Fiberbot's body, and then uses ultra-violet light to solidify the grown portion. Once hardened, the Fiberbot uses its base to climb up the hardened segment where it then repeats the process. The result is an organically shaped, three-dimensional structure that can climb as high as 15 feet tall.&nbsp;<br></p> <p>The robots can angle themselves and change directions in order to complete complex shapes. Mediated Matter also developed a complimenting design system that allows designers to create parameters that govern its shape without having to prov...</p> Here's your chance to buy Pierre Koenig’s Case Study House #21B Alexander Walter 2018-10-12T13:33:00-04:00 >2018-10-12T13:38:24-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The Bailey House, one of the approximately 20 surviving Los Angeles residences from Arts &amp; Architecture magazine&rsquo;s Case Study House program is once again up for grabs. Designated CSH No. 21, the Hollywood Hills home was built between 1956 and &rsquo;58 by Pierre Koenig for psychologist Walter Bailey and his wife Mary, whom Arts &amp; Architecture described as a &ldquo;contemporary-minded&rdquo; couple with no children and an informal lifestyle.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Looking to purchase some property in the Hollywood Hills? Something iconic maybe, preferably midcentury? How about a Case Study House? &mdash; <em>Lucky you!</em> The Pierre Koenig-designed&nbsp;CSH #21B 'Walter Bailey House' just came back on the market and asks for $3.6 million.</p> The New York Times uses neural network to map every building in the U.S. Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-10-12T13:25:00-04:00 >2018-10-14T09:29:36-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The&nbsp;<em>New York Times</em> has <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">made a map</a> of every building in the&nbsp;United States. Using a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">neural network</a> to analyze satellite imagery, the team's program then traced the shape of buildings across the country. Users can enter a city, zip code, or address, and explore these areas in detail.&nbsp;</p> <p>It's pretty fun to play with, but the tool also helps illuminate the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">underlying patterns</a> of cities and places that make them feel the way they do. Looking at these different patterns, we can detect the imprints of geology, the effects of suburbanization, the intentional designs of cities, and the traces of culture embedded within. By looking at the physical infrastructure, the maps tell us so much more about people&rsquo;s connections, stories, and experiences relating to a specific environment.&nbsp;</p> <p>Take a look <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> NISSAN by A-001 Taller de Arquitectura A-001 2018-10-12T12:07:00-04:00 >2018-10-12T12:07:33-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The corporate offices for Nissan Renault Finance Mexico, in Aguascalientes, Mexico, are the product of a collaboration with Dellekamp Architects.</p> <p>The architectural proposal is developed on 7,890 m2 of land with a total construction area of 24,800 m2 within the Tecno Parque industrial complex in the city of Aguascalientes.</p> <p>Incorporating architecture, the fundamental principles of innovation of the&nbsp;<em>Nissan Environment,&nbsp;</em><em>Life on Board</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>Dynamic Performances</em>&nbsp;cars, derived in three axes of design and action: a low impact building and great bioclimatic energy development, user experience and efficiency in its use.</p> <p>The architectural layout sought to create a campus that will have a central square, which in turn will function as a circulation distributor and as a meeting point and community building. To do this, three volumes (two of offices and one of dining room) separated from each other, which gave place to the said square and in turn protected it with the creation of shadow. Also, we i...</p> Visually Speaking; A Conversation with Kilograph's Keely Colcleugh Archinect 2018-10-12T12:00:00-04:00 >2018-10-12T01:56:54-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>On this week's episode of Archinect Sessions Paul chats with Keely Colcleugh. Keely has spent the last 18 years aggressively exploring the boundaries of architecture. After getting her B.Arch at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">McGill</a> she worked at the prestigious offices of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AMO</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bruce Mau Design</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skidmore Owings &amp; Merrill</a>, and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ateliers Jean Nouvel</a> before moving onto her passion of film, and eventually starting her own studio in Los Angeles called <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kilograph</a>. The conversation covers her path from a young artsy girl in a small Canadian town, to the founder and CEO of one of today&rsquo;s most celebrated studios specializing in architectural visualization, digital design, branding and marketing.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 130 of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a>, &ldquo;Visually Speaking&rdquo;.</p> <ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" 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="http://pcast//" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>:&nbsp;subscribe&nbsp;with any of your favorite podcasting a...</li></ul> Our weekly wrap-up of new design competitions worth checking out Justine Testado 2018-10-12T12:00:00-04:00 >2018-10-11T20:02:30-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>We get it. It can get a little overwhelming keeping up with the dozens of new&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">architecture competitions</a>&nbsp;launching worldwide on any given week &mdash; let alone having to stay on top of the multiple deadlines for each and every one. That's why&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;is here to help! At the end of every week, we'll share a quick selection of our newest design&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">competition submissions</a>&nbsp;that we think are worth a look, as well as some ongoing ones you might have missed the first time. Check out our latest competition recommendations below.</p> #ArchinectMeets @the_architecture_photographer Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-10-12T11:00:00-04:00 >2018-10-09T13:54:01-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">#ArchinectMeets</a> is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram&rsquo;s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has affected their practice.</p> <p>Social media has undeniably affected the way we perceive, interpret and share opinions about architecture today. Using our own account,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">@Archinect</a>, as a site for image curation and news content, we wanted to ask fellow Instagram users how they navigated the platform. </p> <p>We spoke to Paul Eis (<a href="" target="_blank">@the_architecture_photographer</a>), an architecture student and photographer based in Linz, Austria. His consistently colorful Instagram portfolio is a clever response to the monotonous social housing blocks in East Berlin; where they were uniformly grey, Eis made them multiply colorful. Where they were crumbling, ruinous and apparently indifferent to watching eyes, Eis meticulously transfo...</p> 10 beautiful kitchen spaces for your Friday inspiration Archinect 2018-10-12T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-10-11T20:35:56-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p> <p>(<strong>Tip: </strong>use the handy <a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Kitchen Spaces</em></a>.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Madison Alpine Garden</a> in Seattle, WA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wittman Estes Architecture + Landscape</a>; Photo: Andrew Pogue<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mount Larson Residence</a> in Austin, TX by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Parallel Architecture</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hello House</a> in Melbourne, Australia by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OOF! Architecture</a>; Photo: Nic Granleese (OOF! Architecture was also <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recently featured</a> in Archinect's popular <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshots</a> series)<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wonderland Park Residence</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Assembledge+</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Tastemakers</a> in San Francisco, CA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CHROMA SF</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House</a> in la Cerdanya, Spain by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pablo Serrano</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Saint-Laurent Apartment</a> in Montreal, Canada by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atelier Barda architecture</a><br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pam &amp; Paul's House</a> in Cupertino, C...</p> Centre Georges Pompidou or a Cemetery, Aldo Rossi's Fork in the Road Anthony Morey 2018-10-12T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-10-14T12:45:35-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><strong><em><a href="" target="_blank">From the Ground Up</a></em></strong>&nbsp;is a series on Archinect focused on discovering the early stages &amp; signs of history's most prolific architects. Starting from the beginning allows us to understand the long journey architecture takes in even the formative of hands and often, surprising shifts that occur in its journey. These early projects grant us a glimpse into the early, naive, ambitious and at points rough edges of soon to be architectural masters.</p> <p>In this installment we look at <a href="" target="_blank">Aldo Rossi</a> and his San Cataldo Cemetery. While not his first project under his own name, it would become the project tied to the progression and growth of his career and one of his largest impacts on the discipline as a whole.&nbsp;</p> Shenzhen's elevated garden will bring pedestrians to the sky Katherine Guimapang 2018-10-11T19:31:00-04:00 >2018-10-11T19:31:48-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>&ldquo;Given the diversity of the buildings emerging within the Qianhai area, our preference was for a simple, bold, and confident insertion into the existing master plan,&rdquo; says Spence. &ldquo;The formality derives from the existing road grid and building plots, combined with our desire to maximize the area of raised green park linking the city to the bay. It creates a new horizon against which people can orientate.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>In the bustling city of Shenzen, the growing metropolis that bridges Hong Kong to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">China's</a> mainland, an exciting <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sky garden</a> project will bring the city's transportation infrastructure to the sky. The team at&nbsp;Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners are creating a mile long elevated pathway. The main function of these elevated gardens, according to building developers, is to transition <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pedestrians</a> from the ground level to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">skyscrapers</a> in the city center.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image via Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners</figcaption></figure><p>Creating this separation of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">transit</a> levels will allow for pedestrians to enjoy a much slower paced transit experience, leaving the levels below the sky gardens for commuters riding by train or car. The project is soon to be finished in 2020.</p> Get Lectured: Academy of Art University, Fall '18 Justine Testado 2018-10-11T19:28:00-04:00 >2018-10-11T19:28:05-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2018</a></strong></p> <p>With a new school year upon us, it's time for Archinect's latest&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>, an ongoing series where we feature a&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">school</a>'s lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back regularly to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em></em></a><em>.</em></strong></p> <p>In the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Academy of Art University</a>'s Fall 2018 lecture series, hear from a stellar line-up of speakers that includes&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Keller Easterling</a>, Jennifer Bonner of MALL,&nbsp;Takaharu Tezuka of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tezuka Architects</a>, HHF Architects' Simon Frommenwiler, Johanna Hurme and Sasa Radulovic of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5468796 Architects</a>,&nbsp;Jos&eacute; Mayoral Moratilla of PR&Aacute;CTICA, and last but not least, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen</a>. All lectures will also be broadcast live <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p>Check out previous posters on the Get Lectured&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest</a>&nbsp;page!&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Want another way to share your schoo...</em></p> DETAIL Prize selects joint main winners in Barcelona and Cape Town Alexander Walter 2018-10-11T18:38:00-04:00 >2018-10-11T18:39:45-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Winners of the international DETAIL Prize 2018 have been revealed, and the jury selected not one but two projects to jointly receive the main award: <a href="" target="_blank">Heatherwick Studio</a>'s Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town and the <a href="" target="_blank">Harquitectes</a>-designed Civic Centre Cristalleries Planell in Barcelona, both conversions of long-vacant historical buildings, won praise for their thoughtful approach and added value for their respective communities.</p><p>The DETAIL Inside Special Prize went to Christensen &amp; Co Architects and R&oslash;rb&aelig;k og M&oslash;ller Arkitekter for the atrium of the Life Science &amp; Bioengineering Building of the Technical University of Denmark in Lyngby.&nbsp;</p><p>Undurraga Deves Arquitectos received the DETAIL Structure Special Prize for the Chilean Pavilion at EXPO 2015 in Milan, now a cultural center in the southern Chilean city of Temuco.&nbsp;</p><p>The DETAIL Readers' Prize winner was chosen&nbsp;via online polling, and the RAW/deAbajoGarcia-designed Impluvium community center in Reinosa, Spain came out at the top.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>DETAIL Prize 2018 joi...</strong></p> First look at Johnston Marklee's Menil Drawing Institute, due to open next month Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-10-11T18:15:00-04:00 >2018-10-11T21:19:43-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Slated to open next month, Houston's new <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Menil Drawing Institute</a> will become the country's first art institution dedicated solely to drawing. &ldquo;For many artists, historically, drawing was an end in and of itself.&nbsp;To have an entire building devoted to [drawing] says something to the general public," Menil director Rebecca Rabinow told the&nbsp;<em>Wall Street Journal Magazine,</em>&nbsp;which will be featuring an exclusive first look at the building in its October issue.&nbsp;</p> <p>Plans for the new museum building, designed by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Johnston Marklee</a>, were announced back in 2012 to coincide with the collection's 25th anniversary. The Los Angeles based architecture firm beat out <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Chipperfield</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tatiana Bilbao</a> to receive the hotly sought-after commission.&nbsp;</p> <p>Jonston and Lee's new building sits on the 30-acre campus, meant to house the large drawing collection Dominique and John Menil have amassed over several decades. The new Drawing Institute will accompany the original Renzo Piano-designed museum, which rec...</p> Steven Chilton Architects design an ethereally serene bamboo-themed theatre Katherine Guimapang 2018-10-11T15:36:00-04:00 >2018-10-11T17:32:50-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Nestled in the Jiangsu Province, the architects at <a href="" target="_blank">SCA | Steven Chilton Architects</a> were inspired by the Sea of Bamboo Park in Yixing China to create a beautiful 2000 seat theatre. The Wuxi TAIHU Theatre, a finalist in this year's <a href="" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a>, was designed to represent an abstract representation of the largest bamboo forest in China. The festival is a platform for architects to present completed buildings and future projects.&nbsp;</p><p>The SCA team presented this theatre concept which subtly transforms the surrounding area into a serene bamboo dreamland. The structure's tall white columns and shaded canopy create a mesmerizing partition between the building's facade and the surrounding landscape. Functioning both as a public building and a structural illusion it evokes an almost ethereal appearance.&nbsp;</p><p>Keep reading for more images and a project description from Steven Chilton Architects.&nbsp;</p>