Archinect 2018-05-27T19:07:58-04:00 https://archinect.com/firms/project/149937349/node/150066435 NODE by Wittman Estes Architecture + Landscape matt@wittman-estes.com 2018-05-27T17:14:00-04:00 >2018-05-27T17:14:34-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kk/kkoz3mps4al14dqx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>NODE is a flexible, modular prefab dwelling system with the smallest possible footprint.&nbsp;Co-founded in 2016 by Matt Wittman, NODE was conceived as a prefab tech company that integrates architecture and landscape through a modular system that results in dwellings that sit lightly on the land: a flexible, configurable system designed for long-term sustainability. NODE solves the challenge of small spaces and relationships to surrounding via a prefabricated, hyperefficient system of modules, which have the ability to seamlessly expand and weave into their environment.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150066323/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-180 Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #180 Justine Testado 2018-05-26T11:51:00-04:00 >2018-05-25T22:51:45-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1u/1u4uknjk42z46ybn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>It's time for another Archinect Employer of the Day weekly round-up! Check out the latest firms profiled amid the thousands of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">active listings</a>&nbsp;on our job board. If you don't already, get each day's Employer of the Day by following us on&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, showcasing a firm every day, along with a gallery of their work.&nbsp;</p> <p>Here are the latest EOTD-featured firms:</p> <p>1.&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://archinect.com/obra" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Obra Architects</a></strong>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10156068082692247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/obra/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bv/bv4jzho2aiqdwkbb.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bv/bv4jzho2aiqdwkbb.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Obra Architects.</figcaption></figure><p>2.&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/jgneukommarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>JG Neukomm Architecture</strong></a><u><strong></strong></u>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10156076987997247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="https://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150065033/junior-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Junior Architect</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b9/b94b4maq9xzuz5d2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b9/b94b4maq9xzuz5d2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Scott Frances.</figcaption></figure><p>3. <strong><a href="https://archinect.com/schoolhouse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">School House</a> </strong>(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10156070479002247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="https://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150064491/environmental-design-director" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Environmental Design Director</a></p> <p></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v5/v58pwgam2xhozkho.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v5/v58pwgam2xhozkho.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: School House.</figcaption></figure><p>4. <a href="https://archinect.com/gorlinarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Alexander Gorlin Architects</strong></a><u><strong></strong></u> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10156074662182247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="https://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150065654/junior-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Junior Architect</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6r/6r6uk1tczsr0spl0.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6r/6r6uk1tczsr0spl0.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Alexander Gorlin Architects.</figcaption></figure><p>5. <strong><a href="https://archinect.com/4240architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">4240 Architecture</a></strong><strong> </strong>(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10156072533332247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150065685/project-architect-project-manager" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Project Architect/Project Manager</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vd/vdkqjzo83tiv6jda.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vd/vdkqjzo83tiv6jda.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: R. Benson.</figcaption></figure><p>Keep track of&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/369546/employer-of-the-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Employer of the Day</a>&nbsp;</em>by following&nbsp;Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://twitter.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twitter</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/employer-of-the-day/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest</a>, the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/archinectjobs/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Jobs Instagra...</a></p> https://archinect.com/firms/project/150066245/peach-house-beijing-frederic-schnee/150066246 桃舍PEACH HOUSE, Beijing - Frederic Schnee by Frédéric Schnee Frederic Schnee 2018-05-25T22:49:00-04:00 >2018-05-25T22:49:14-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wg/wge7zoh85d446haq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>&#21016;&#23478;&#23567;&#38498;</p> <p>&#26691;&#33293;&nbsp;<strong>PEACH HOUSE, Beijing &ndash;</strong>&nbsp;Rural housing construction owes little to the State and household savings even enable to build private ownership. By allowing the purchase of materials from local manufacturers and artisans, self-built housing construction is prevalent in rural areas. Private property goes back to the agricultural reform of the 1950s, which did not succeed in establishing collective habitations, but reaffirmed the notion of private property as the expression of the work of the family. They are the homes of peasants &ndash; inherited or built with domestic savings. The courtyard house in North China constitutes a form of housing which is the result of a long process of interaction between the built form and social, economic, and cultural needs and habits.</p> <p><br><strong>&#26691;&#33293;, &#21271;&#20140; &ndash;</strong>&nbsp;&#20892;&#26449;&#20303;&#25151;&#24314;&#35774;&#23545;&#22269;&#23478;&#32780;&#35328;&#20960;&#20046;&#27809;&#26377;&#20219;&#20309;&#24433;&#21709;&#65292;&#23478;&#24237;&#20648;&#33988;&#29978;&#33267;&#21487;&#20197;&#24314;&#31435;&#31169;&#20154;&#25152;&#26377;&#26435;&#12290;&#36890;&#36807;&#20801;&#35768;&#20174;&#24403;&#22320;&#21046;&#36896;&#21830;&#21644;&#24037;&#21280;&#36141;&#20080;&#24314;&#31569;&#26448;&#26009;&#65292;&#33258;&#24314;&#25151;&#23627;&#24314;&#35774;&#22312;&#20892;&#26449;&#26222;&#36941;&#23384;&#22312;&#12290;&#31169;&#26377;&#36130;&#20135;&#21487;&#20197;&#36861;&#28335;&#21040;20&#19990;&#32426;50&#24180;&#20195;&#30340;&#20892;&#19994;&#25913;&#38761;&#65292;&#27809;&#26377;&#25104;&#21151;&#22320;&#24314;&#31435;&#38598;&#20307;&#23621;&#20303;&#21306;&#65292;&#20294;&#37325;&#30003;&#20102;&#31169;&#20154;&#36130;&#20135;&#26159;&#23478;&#24237;&#24037;&#20316;&#34920;&#36798;&#30340;&#27010;&#24565;&#12290;&#20182;&#20204;&#26159;&#20892;&#27665;&#30340;&#23478;&#22253; - &#30001;&#22269;&#20869;&#20648;&#33988;&#32487;&#25215;&#25110;&#24314;&#36896;&#12290;&#21326;&#21271;&#22235;&#21512;&#38498;&#26159;&#19968;&#31181;&#20303;&#25151;&#24418;&#24335;&#65292;&#26159;&#24314;&#31569;&#24418;&#24335;&#19982;&#31038;&#20250;&#65292;&#32463;&#27982;&#65292;&#25991;&#21270;&#38656;&#27714;&#21644;&#20064;&#24815;&#38271;&#26399;&#30456;&#20114;&#20316;&#29992;&#30340;&#32467;&#26524;&#12290;</p> <p>The task of building a ne...</p> https://archinect.com/news/bustler/6558/these-are-the-selected-projects-in-the-running-for-the-2018-mies-crown-hall-americas-prize These are the selected projects in the running for the 2018 Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize Alexander Walter 2018-05-25T18:54:00-04:00 >2018-05-25T19:05:22-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/n6/n62078wufnj9xu4o.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/tags/mies-crown-hall-americas-prize/21377" target="_blank">Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize</a>, awarded annually by Illinois Institute of Technology's&nbsp;College of Architecture, today announced the 2018 Outstanding Projects at an event in Venice, Italy.&nbsp;</p><p>The recognized buildings, representing recent work from across the American continent, were selected from nearly 200 initial nominations by this year's jury which comprises Jury Chair Ricky Burdett CBE, Professor of Urban Studies and Director of LSE Cities and the Urban Age Programme (London); Jose Castillo, Principal, Arquitectura 911sc (Mexico City); Ron Henderson, Professor at Illinois Institute of Technology and Director of the Master of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism (Chicago); Rodrigo P&eacute;rez de Arce, Professor, Facultad de Arquitectura, Dise&ntilde;o y Estudios Urbanos, Pontificia Universidad Cat&oacute;lica (Santiago); and Claire Weisz, Founding Principal of WXY (New York).</p><p>The finalists for the 2018 MCHAP prize will be unveiled in July and the final winner on October 10. Stay tuned for updates.</p><p>The...</p> https://archinect.com/news/bustler/6556/check-out-some-of-the-stunning-2018-australian-interior-design-award-winning-projects Check out some of the stunning 2018 Australian Interior Design Award winning projects Justine Testado 2018-05-25T16:01:00-04:00 >2018-05-25T16:01:48-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d5/d5pi59vkihe9wgyu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Another successful edition of the Australian Interior Design Awards has come to a close. Out of some 200 <a href="http://bustler.net/news/6417/take-a-look-at-some-of-the-amazing-residential-workplace-and-hospitality-designs-shortlisted-for-the-2018-australian-interior-design-awards" target="_blank">shortlisted projects</a>, the category winners were announced today during a gala celebration in Sydney.&nbsp;Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the Australian Interior Design Awards distinguish top-notch interior design projects and interior designers throughout the country.</p><p>&ldquo;If there was any idea that the country&rsquo;s architecture and design industry isn&rsquo;t progressive, relevant or inventive, a quick glance at the 2018 shortlist will set that straight,&rdquo; the jury said about this year's competition entries. &ldquo;These projects are characterized by conceptual rigour and compelling design expression, with a human-centric focus and strong desire to contribute new ways of thinking to their respective sectors and beyond.&rdquo;<br></p><p>Check out a list of the category winners + commendations below.</p> https://archinect.com/news/bustler/6557/results-of-the-nemrut-volcano-eyes-competition-have-just-been-announced Results of the Nemrut Volcano Eyes competition have just been announced Hope Daley 2018-05-25T15:53:00-04:00 >2018-05-25T15:53:42-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ch/chpf1l4wol46yww6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The <a href="http://bustler.net/competitions/search/Nemrut%20Volcano%20Eyes/5604/nemrut-volcano-eyes" target="_blank">Nemrut Volcano Eyes</a> competition results have just been announced with first prize going to the Upservatory, a mobile hot air balloon platform. This competition tasked participants with envisioning a visitor observation platform to be constructed atop Nemrut, a volcano located in eastern Turkey. Positioned at an altitude of 2,800 meters at the southern edge of the dormant volcano, the intent of this new landmark is to provide unobstructed views overlooking the extraordinary caldera and its internal lakes, as well as the immense Lake Van to the east.</p><p><strong>1st Prize:&nbsp;Upservatory <br>By Fernando Irizarry, Marcos Ortiz, and Gabriel Rivera (University of Puerto Rico)</strong></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150066285/unstudio-s-ellipsicoon-pavilion-is-the-latest-in-the-revolution-precrafted-series UNStudio's Ellipsicoon Pavilion is the latest in the Revolution Precrafted series Hope Daley 2018-05-25T15:08:00-04:00 >2018-05-25T15:14:23-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/za/za4ew4mfvcufw3b5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/unstudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UNStudio</a>'s Ellipsicoon was designed by Ben Van Berkel and created as part of the Revolution Precrafted <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/9031/pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pavilion</a> series, focusing on collectible structures whose wide variety of functions are designed to complement existing spaces.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pe/pe2w6etv44i3inly.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pe/pe2w6etv44i3inly.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Ellipsicoon by UNStudio. Image: Revolution Precrafted.</figcaption></figure><p>&nbsp;This space offers a tranquil environment for either solitary moments of rest, reading or contemplation, or a cocoon-like theatre for conversation and communication.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i8/i8nmmkm4ycsgke2y.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i8/i8nmmkm4ycsgke2y.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Ellipsicoon by UNStudio. Image: Revolution Precrafted.</figcaption></figure><p>Designed and developed digitally, then handwoven by highly skilled craftsmen, the continuous sculptural surface of the pavilion is constructed from strands of 100% recyclable high-density polyethylene (HDPE).<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tl/tl3fd8sg5d4forcm.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tl/tl3fd8sg5d4forcm.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Ellipsicoon by UNStudio. Image: Revolution Precrafted.</figcaption></figure><p>The curved sides of the structure taper inwards as they rise, enabling the rounded openings to facilitate moments of being simultaneously both inside and outside.<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kw/kwnn9wlcvggh7tc3.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kw/kwnn9wlcvggh7tc3.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Ellipsicoon by UNStudio. Image: Revolution Precrafted.</figcaption></figure><p>Upon crossi...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150066286/sarah-deyong-named-unl-architecture-program-director Sarah Deyong named UNL Architecture Program Director Alexander Walter 2018-05-25T14:51:00-04:00 >2018-05-25T14:51:51-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a9/a9m92qpditgd6nmz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Sarah Deyong, associate professor at Texas A&amp;M University, has accepted the appointment of Architecture Program director with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln&rsquo;s College of Architecture. Deyong will assume her position with the college July 1st. [...] Deyong is known internationally for her research focused on the post-WWII period to the present, underscoring the symbiotic relationship between HTC and design practice.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"Today, we find ourselves in a dynamic situation, with new technologies and digital tools, for example," Deyong laid out the focus of her directorship. "The utility of history and theory is that it brings the longer, canonical perspective of how we define ourselves into play. We learn from both failures and successes. Since architecture is inherently collaborative, we best prepare our students for the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary practice when we define ourselves as a discipline with design at its core."</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150066204/10-fresh-furniture-designs-for-your-friday-inspiration 10 fresh furniture designs for your Friday inspiration Archinect 2018-05-25T13:12:00-04:00 >2018-05-25T13:12:46-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/el/els2vjc6fptx3ojz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People </a>profiles.</p> <p>(<strong>Tip: </strong>use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p> <p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/furniture/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Furniture</em></a>.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bo/bot0i9q3bvsrioh1.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bo/bot0i9q3bvsrioh1.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/project/49266390/301-howard-street-lobby/150054072" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">301 Howard Street Lobby</a> in San Francisco, CA by <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/49266390/huntsman-architectural-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Huntsman Architectural Group</a>; Seating Sculpture Design: Matthias Pliessnig<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uc/uceb4mjmj5sh9xfm.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uc/uceb4mjmj5sh9xfm.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/mergearchitects/project/mit-toy-lab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT Toy Lab</a> in Cambridge, MA by <a href="https://archinect.com/mergearchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Merge Architects</a>; Photo: John Horner Photography<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1f/1frogw0c0kn6km0j.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1f/1frogw0c0kn6km0j.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/embt/project/family-of-tables-the-workshop-of-dreams" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Family of Tables -The Workshop of Dreams</a> by <a href="https://archinect.com/embt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miralles Tagliabue EMBT</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2b/2b2exs31giy053nj.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2b/2b2exs31giy053nj.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/nineassociati/project/stu-da" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">STU&#776;DA</a> by <a href="https://archinect.com/nineassociati" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NINE associati</a>; Photo: Alessandro Zompanti<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/il/il38qz9beiejhp7r.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/il/il38qz9beiejhp7r.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/project/82141010/kinfolk-gallery/150021387" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kinfolk Gallery</a> in Copenhagen, Denmark by <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/82141010/norm-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NORM Architects</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oc/ock5tc62wnep982w.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oc/ock5tc62wnep982w.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/aesuperlab/project/diwani-chair" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diwani Chair</a> by <a href="https://archinect.com/aesuperlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AE Superlab</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dy/dy9s1dvxeaquc95g.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dy/dy9s1dvxeaquc95g.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/raadstudio/project/mobius-chair" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mobius Chair</a> by <a href="https://archinect.com/raadstudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">raad studio</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/z3/z32p5rxdxc9bwrlq.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/z3/z32p5rxdxc9bwrlq.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/schwarzmann/project/loculamentum-the-revival-of-the-classic-bookcase" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Loculamentum - The revival of the classic bookcase</a> by <a href="https://archinect.com/schwarzmann" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schwarzmann LLC</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/py/pyazqn34iwsy8x2v.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/py/pyazqn34iwsy8x2v.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/michael-jantzen/project/coffee-table" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Coffee Table</a> by <a href="https://archinect.com/michael-jantzen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Jantzen</a></p> <p><br></p> <p>Click <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/117299/archinect-pinterest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to see more "Ten Top Images on Archinect's Pinterest Boar...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150066124/rogers-stirk-harbour-partners-recently-completed-the-macallan-whisky-distillery-in-scotland Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners recently completed The Macallan whisky distillery in Scotland Hope Daley 2018-05-25T12:46:00-04:00 >2018-05-25T12:46:46-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/to/topo83h5qbjlvog0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>London-based firm <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/55220775/rogers-stirk-harbour-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners</a>&nbsp;recently completed the&nbsp;Macallan Distillery and visitor experience in Speyside, Scotland. The design is set into the landscape of the&nbsp;The Macallan&nbsp;estate, a distillery&nbsp;established in 1824 producing&nbsp;one of the most sought after whiskys in the world.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vb/vbr9vir2irzrxfi4.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vb/vbr9vir2irzrxfi4.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Macallan Distillery by RSHP, located in Speyside, Scotland. Image: RSHP.</figcaption></figure><p>The firm's goals was to create a building that could reveal the production processes and welcome visitors while remaining sensitive to the beautiful surrounding countryside.<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c2/c2j5lzktaj5f14m3.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c2/c2j5lzktaj5f14m3.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Macallan Distillery by RSHP, located in Speyside, Scotland. Image: RSHP.</figcaption></figure><p>The new distillery will enable production of The Macallan to increase by a third. Internally, a series of production cells are arranged in a linear format with an open-plan layout revealing all stages of the production process at once.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cj/cjaum656e68y2bom.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cj/cjaum656e68y2bom.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Macallan Distillery by RSHP, located in Speyside, Scotland. Image: RSHP.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/k0/k0tbiwq59na42ivs.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/k0/k0tbiwq59na42ivs.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Macallan Distillery by RSHP, located in Speyside, Scotland. Image: RSHP...</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/bustler/6552/our-weekly-wrap-up-of-new-design-competitions-worth-checking-out Our weekly wrap-up of new design competitions worth checking out Bustler Editors 2018-05-25T12:00:00-04:00 >2018-05-24T20:29:10-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ih/ihwq8nbwblu6170o.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>We get it. It can get a little overwhelming keeping up with the dozens of new&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/competitions" 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="http://bustler.net/news/tags/bustler-weekly-competition-picks/792691" 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="http://bustler.net/submission/start_competition" 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> https://archinect.com/features/article/150066233/from-the-ground-up-thom-mayne From the Ground Up: Thom Mayne Anthony Morey 2018-05-25T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-05-25T03:00:43-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lg/lgxmnccq0iho3wpi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1071676/from-the-ground-up" target="_blank">From the Ground Up</a>&nbsp;</strong>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 most formative of hands and the often, surprising shifts that occur on its journey. These early projects grant us a glimpse into the early, naive, ambitious&mdash;and at points, rough&mdash;edges of soon to be architectural masters.</p> https://archinect.com/news/bustler/6555/seven-new-playsages-to-be-exhibited-during-2018-international-garden-festival Seven new “playsages” to be exhibited during 2018 International Garden Festival​ Justine Testado 2018-05-24T18:20:00-04:00 >2018-05-24T18:20:56-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4b/4bdvjs0mga8brxt6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Returning once again to the historic Reford Gardens of&nbsp;Grand-M&eacute;tis,&nbsp;Quebec this summer, the 19th edition of the International Garden Festival is a month away, and construction of this year's landscape art installations has begun! Open from June 23-October 7, the festival's &ldquo;Playsages II &mdash; Go Outside and Play!&rdquo; theme continues its exploration of play from&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/5429/six-winning-playsages-for-the-2017-international-garden-festival-in-reford-gardens" target="_blank">last year's event</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Out of 148 proposed designs from 27 countries, only seven installations were selected for the 2018 exhibition. However, they will be displayed with the six &ldquo;playsages&rdquo; from the 2017 festival, as well as 13 other gardens returning for exhibition. Nestled within Reford Gardens, the installations will create inviting spaces where visitors can gather and play and enjoy the great outdoors. Take a peek at the 2018 installations below.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150066156/a-conversation-with-nicholas-korody-editor-in-chief-of-the-just-released-ed-2-architecture-of-disaster A conversation with Nicholas Korody, Editor in Chief of the just-released Ed 2 "Architecture of Disaster" Paul Petrunia 2018-05-24T17:08:00-04:00 >2018-05-24T17:10:56-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uj/ujbmoulwo3ctgxd0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>This week we announced the release of our latest issue of our print journal, <a href="https://ed.archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ed</a>, with the theme <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150064205/archinect-is-pleased-to-release-ed-2-architecture-of-disaster" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Architecture of Disaster&rdquo;</a>. For today&rsquo;s show I&rsquo;m talking with Nicholas Korody, Ed&rsquo;s editor-in-chief, to discuss this latest release. Nicholas talks about the conception of the theme and shares some of his favorite pieces. We finish the conversation with a hint at Nicholas&rsquo;s forthcoming Venice Architecture Biennale coverage.<br></p> <p><strong><a href="https://ed.archinect.com/purchase" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Buy your copy of Ed here.</a>&nbsp;</strong></p> <figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wp/wpp2akz6uwkbrgbq.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wp/wpp2akz6uwkbrgbq.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>CLIMAVORE: On Tidal Zones, by Cooking Sections. Photo by Colin Hattersley.</figcaption></figure></figure><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 122 of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a>, &ldquo;Architecture of Disaster&rdquo;.</p> <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="http://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>:&nbsp;subscribe&nbsp;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-122.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p><strong></strong></p>... https://archinect.com/firms/project/150049923/renasant-bank/150065772 Renasant Bank by brg3s Architects brg3s Architects 2018-05-24T16:17:00-04:00 >2018-05-24T16:17:54-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c0/c06uh0ipgq3il7i8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Union Avenue is dominated by retail developments with asphalt parking areas separating the building facades from the street. The design challenges this trend by bringing the building forward interrupting the ubiquitous line of parked automobiles. This urban design approach provides enhanced visibility for the retail center&rsquo;s tenants, and provides pedestrian amenities along a typically car-centric corridor. Vehicular parking is provided at the north side of the building where primary entrances to each tenant are located.</p> <p>With the migration of many smaller services easily offered via web or mobile app, the physical bank storefront has shifted to a more personal range of priorities. The interior has been designed as multi-purpose space in order to service a variety of needs, ranging from digital banking to personal financial advice from a universal banker. Universal bankers are expected to walk their clients through every step of the process which aids in stronger customer relationship...</p> https://archinect.com/firms/project/149994471/hayden/150066065 Hayden by JG Neukomm Architecture jgneukomm 2018-05-24T16:16:00-04:00 >2018-05-24T16:16:43-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qj/qj34k5309y89oj1y.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The new focus of Long Island City&rsquo;s swiftly morphing neighborhood, Hayden, is defined and characterized by a design that synchronizes between its embedded interior and exterior spaces. The ability to move freely through amenity spaces, like the gym and outdoor screening theater, creates the impression of Hayden being a town within a city. At the core of every design decision is the promotion of strong community energy. The strategy was to find a way to give each space its own identity, while remaining a part of the whole.</p> <p>Structured translucent and perforated panels diffuse light and space into intimate areas, while maintaining a consistent overall design. The main entrance greets residents and guests with a natural colored wood and a pear colored lighting fixture, illuminating the path to the lobby&rsquo;s natural-light filled rotunda. Hayden&rsquo;s lighting scheme intends to gives recognition to Long Island City&rsquo;s role in technology and manufacturing, with metal mesh obscuring exposed bulbs....</p> https://archinect.com/firms/project/149994471/l-a-metropolis/150066067 L.A. Metropolis by JG Neukomm Architecture jgneukomm 2018-05-24T16:16:00-04:00 >2018-05-24T16:16:29-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q7/q794t2mgftyx9q4y.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>In the landscape of residential developments today, many projects seem disconnected from their environments, missing the opportunity to engage with their surroundings.&nbsp; When we began our work on the L.A. Metropolis complex, we were very interested in challenging this pervasive model, and looked to the rich architectural history of downtown Los Angeles for guidance.&nbsp; As a firm invested in a photographic process, we had long been seduced by the powerfully evocative facades of LA&rsquo;s under-appreciated art deco buildings.&nbsp; Using some of these images as inspiration, our team began to develop a contemporary architectural iconography and custom furnishings for L.A. Metropolis based on the historic design surrounding our site.&nbsp; To bring our ideas to life, we used the most up-to-date technology to manufacture many of the elements, such as digital printing, robot-controlled mosaic fabrication, and laser-cut metal fabrication, among others.&nbsp; The results can be seen in the many details that defin...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150066114/lingqian-hu-elected-as-new-chair-of-uwm-department-of-urban-planning Lingqian Hu elected as new chair of UWM Department of Urban Planning Hope Daley 2018-05-24T15:56:00-04:00 >2018-05-24T15:57:04-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9y/9y73ln57m5azkeit.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/13338/university-of-wisconsin-milwaukee" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee</a> School of Architecture &amp; Urban Planning faculty have elected&nbsp;Lingqian Hu as the new&nbsp;Department of Urban Planning chair. Hu&nbsp;received her Bachelor of Planning degree from <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/19857990/nanjing-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nanjing University</a> in China and a Master of Planning and doctorate in&nbsp;Policy, Planning, and Development from the <a href="https://archinect.com/uscarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Southern California</a>. As an associate professor of urban planning,&nbsp;Hu teaches courses on transportation and land use planning, urban development theories, and transportation and GIS.</p> <p>The school's Master of Urban Planning degree has recently been re-accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board for another seven years, making this an ideal time to focus on the future of its success.&nbsp;&ldquo;I am humbled to take on this leadership role of the Urban Planning department,&rdquo; Hu said.&nbsp;<br></p> <p>Professor Hu&rsquo;s work has focused on the interrelationship between transportation and land use, particularly on the spatial, social and environmental impacts of planning. Since joining UWM ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150066127/kulapat-yantrasast-s-quest-for-good-spaces-and-inclusive-minimalism Kulapat Yantrasast's quest for good spaces and inclusive minimalism Alexander Walter 2018-05-24T15:21:00-04:00 >2018-05-24T15:23:43-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i4/i4jk320iwbi4q90p.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Mr. Yantrasast has established his firm, wHY, as one of the go-to designers for art spaces, from galleries to museums and everything in between, as well as other civic and cultural projects. Mr. Yantrasast&rsquo;s specialty has been what he calls &ldquo;acupuncture architecture&rdquo;: ingenious renovations of existing spaces and context-sensitive additions.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The <em>New York Times</em> features Thailand-born American architect, <a href="https://archinect.com/wHY-site" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">wHY</a> founder, and former Tadao Ando designer, Kulapat Yantrasast, who is extremely busy right now completing beautifully minimalist temples to modernism around the world.<br></p> https://archinect.com/news/bustler/6554/the-12-finalists-of-the-2018-young-talent-architecture-award The 12 finalists of the 2018 Young Talent Architecture Award Justine Testado 2018-05-24T14:45:00-04:00 >2018-05-24T14:52:28-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wg/wg8tmubkcnkle7fc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Twelve finalists still have a running chance to win a top prize in the <a href="http://bustler.net/events/10788/young-talent-architecture-award-2018" target="_blank">2018 Young Talent Architecture Award</a> competition. Starting out with 334 nominated student graduation projects, <a href="http://bustler.net/news/6549/forty-projects-shortlisted-for-2018-young-talent-architecture-award" target="_blank">40 projects were shortlisted</a> earlier this week. Four winners are expected to be announced in late June.</p><p>You'll be able to check out the finalist entries in the <a href="http://bustler.net/news/6506/young-talent-architecture-award-student-projects-to-be-exhibited-at-2018-venice-biennale" target="_blank">YTAA 2018 exhibition</a>, which is now open at the European Cultural Centre - Palazzo Mora, a collateral event to the <a href="http://bustler.net/news/tags/venice-biennale-2018/728504" target="_blank">2018 Venice Biennale</a>. The YTAA winners will be recognized during an award ceremony on September 20.<br></p><p>Here are the finalists!</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150066097/jacques-herzog-on-how-buildings-can-activate-all-the-senses Jacques Herzog on how buildings can activate all the senses Alexander Walter 2018-05-24T13:50:00-04:00 >2018-05-24T13:52:26-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qq/qqjejq45y8l4qwud.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>&ldquo;Whenever Weiwei is involved, he offers more than just a formal solution,&rdquo; Mr. Herzog said by phone from Basel. &ldquo;I think that&rsquo;s why we get along well. We can develop concepts together without being bound by personal taste.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The <em>NYT</em>'s Rebecca Schmid chats with <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/577/herzog-de-meuron" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jacques Herzog</a> about inspiration, curation, industrial spaces, and, of course, Ai Weiwei.<br></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150065826/13-architecture-jobs-in-dallas-texas 13 architecture jobs in Dallas, Texas Hope Daley 2018-05-24T13:41:00-04:00 >2018-05-24T13:41:25-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/of/of9zijjq69kpgf2d.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong></strong><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/107068/dallas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dallas</a> boasts some impressive architectural contributions such as I.M. Pei&rsquo;s concrete City Hall, Louis Kahn&rsquo;s vaulted Kimbell Art Museum, Pritzker Prize-winner Tadao Ando&rsquo;s Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Philip Johnson&rsquo;s bronze-tinted Pennzoil Place, and Thom Mayne&rsquo;s hypercontemporary Perot Museum of Nature and Science. The city is also home to the Dallas Architecture Forum, as well as the world&rsquo;s largest collection of Art Deco exhibit buildings at Fair Park. This week we have rounded up Dallas-area opportunities currently on <a href="https://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Jobs</a>. You can also keep up with <a href="https://archinect.com/jobs/search?q=&amp;q_radius=25&amp;region_id=2160806&amp;location=Dallas%2C+TX%2C+US&amp;submit=Search" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">current Dallas listings</a> anytime!</p> <p><strong>Humphreys &amp; Partners Architects</strong> is now hiring a <a href="https://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150051450/construction-administration-coordinator-dallas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Construction Administration Coordinator</a> and a <a href="https://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150051440/project-manager-high-rise" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Project Manager</a>.<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tg/tgdivw1gaw8cxace.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tg/tgdivw1gaw8cxace.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Design concept Uber Elevate 2018 by Humphreys &amp; Partners. Image: Humphreys &amp; Partners.</figcaption></figure><p><strong>Corgan </strong>has openings for an <a href="https://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150062768/architect-critical-facilities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect</a>, a <a href="https://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150062767/project-manager-critical-facilities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Project Manager</a>, and a <a href="https://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150052709/project-architect-critical-facilities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Project Architect</a>. </p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8b/8b9yit47z78dt54p.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8b/8b9yit47z78dt54p.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Midfield Satellite Concourse for LAX International Airport rendering by Corgan. Image: Corgan. </figcaption></figure><p><strong>T. Howard &amp; A...</strong></p> https://archinect.com/news/bustler/6553/planning-to-visit-the-2018-venice-architecture-biennale-here-are-our-top-picks-for-national-pavilions-events Planning to visit the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale? Here are our top picks for national pavilions & events Bustler Editors 2018-05-24T00:00:00-04:00 >2018-05-23T21:41:14-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/y6/y6vi5abtxww8d6wq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>It's almost here! The 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, <a href="http://bustler.net/events/10775/biennale-architettura-2018-16th-international-architecture-exhibition-freespace" target="_blank">&ldquo;FREESPACE&rdquo;</a>, will celebrate its grand opening this Saturday, May 26. From then until November 25, there will be plenty to see and do at the Biennale grounds &mdash; and around already-bustling Venice as well. Planning on going and not entirely sure where to start? Afraid you might've forgotten to include something in your Biennale itinerary? <a href="http://bustler.net" target="_blank">Bustler</a> rounded up a selection of national pavilions and events that we recommend checking out. Read on for our top picks.</p><p>And if this is your first time attending the Biennale, prepare for your trip with Archinect's <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150059388/venice-architecture-biennale-for-beginners-making-the-most-of-your-trip-to-venice" target="_blank">Venice Architecture Biennale for Beginners</a> guide!</p><p><strong><u>NATIONAL PAVILIONS</u></strong></p> https://archinect.com/firms/project/70059061/west-village-townhouse-ny/150065879 West Village Townhouse, NY by Haute Architecture DPC HauteOffice 2018-05-23T15:55:00-04:00 >2018-05-23T15:55:02-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ga/gaweoq4i61xumm5u.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>From a typical West Village townhouse layout, with constrained and dark spaces,&nbsp;Haute Architecture created a warm minimalist design to seamlessly bring light deep&nbsp;into the building. The resulting space is a meditative sanctuary that offers their&nbsp;clients reprieve from the hectic nature of city life.</p> <p>The project is conceived as a fluid series of layered experiences along the horizontal&nbsp;and vertical paths. The circulation is further organized around a central nucleus,&nbsp;offering the owners multiple connections between living environments and a&nbsp;dematerialization of rooms. As in yacht construction, that nucleus is a performing&nbsp;element combining optimized custom cabinetry and sliding panels to transform the&nbsp;space and its uses.&nbsp;Haute Architecture created a double height atrium as the modern heart of the&nbsp;house. Entertainment, living, dining, kitchen and work all flow in one polyvalent&nbsp;space. The dynamic shape of the opening serves to effortlessly bring the outside&nbsp;light and garden further int...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150065977/shared-housing-startups-prepare-for-big-business Shared housing startups prepare for big business Alexander Walter 2018-05-23T15:54:00-04:00 >2018-05-26T13:31:04-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g1/g1026k28lvimdl5t.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>A Crunchbase News analysis of residential-focused real estate startups uncovered a raft of companies with a shared and temporary housing focus that have raised funding in the past year or so. This isn&rsquo;t a U.S.-specific phenomenon. Funded shared and short-term housing startups are cropping up across the globe, from China to Europe to Southeast Asia.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Crunchbase reporter Joanna Glasner takes a look at the new crop of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/663647/co-living" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shared and short-term housing</a> startups that have recently raised millions of dollars in funding, such as Common, Starcity, Roomi, Ollie, HubHaus, and others.<br></p> https://archinect.com/news/bustler/6551/oma-and-morphosis-shortlisted-for-unicorn-island-design-competition-in-china OMA and Morphosis shortlisted for “Unicorn Island” design competition in China Hope Daley 2018-05-23T15:42:00-04:00 >2018-05-23T15:42:53-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uj/uj58h15kkejrq924.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>OMA and Morphosis, along with two other unknown firms, have been shortlisted by the city of&nbsp;Chengdu in China's "Unicorn Island" design competition. The new development will be China's version of Silicon Valley, functioning as a hub for successful &ldquo;Unicorn&rdquo; technology firms&mdash;those that reach a value of $1 billion or more within their first 10 years.&nbsp;</p><p>OMA's scheme&nbsp;organizes the island into three rings, the "Living Lab" at the center of the action, the "Weave Zone" branching out with housing, offices, and amenities, and the outer perimeter housing the Unicorn company's headquarters.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150065970/bulgaria-s-buzludzha-monument-opens-its-doors-for-the-first-time-in-eight-years-with-restoration-plans-underway Bulgaria's Buzludzha Monument opens its doors for the first time in eight years, with restoration plans underway Justine Testado 2018-05-23T15:00:00-04:00 >2018-05-23T15:00:38-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c1/c1nnm8vctj7orgn3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Officially called the &ldquo;House-Monument of the Bulgarian Communist Party&rdquo;, the building fell into disrepair following the collapse of the country's socialist government in 1989, but remains a popular landmark and tourist attraction. The trip comes before an expected visit by European and Bulgarian experts at the end of 2018, who will report on the building&rsquo;s structural integrity with the view of opening it officially to tourists.</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/150065949/new-findings-state-grenfell-tower-insulation-never-passed-fire-safety-test New findings state Grenfell Tower insulation never passed fire safety test Hope Daley 2018-05-23T14:58:00-04:00 >2018-05-23T17:43:25-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0f/0fluogn9su9woooh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>The insulation that burned out of control on Grenfell Tower had never passed the required safety test and should never have been on the building, a BBC investigation has discovered. Panorama understands the manufacturer, Celotex, used extra fire retardant in the product that qualified for the safety certificate. A more flammable version was then sold for public use, the programme believes. Celotex said it is co-operating with the police investigation and inquiry.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Last June the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/959732/grenfell-tower" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grenfell Tower</a> fire in London killed 72 people prompting ongoing investigations. It has been found that the&nbsp;RS5000 insulation used in the building's refurbishment gives off toxic fumes containing cyanide when burned. Almost all who perished in the fire were killed by smoke.&nbsp;</p> <p>The manufacturer Celotex has been accused of&nbsp;misleading marketing, selling their insulation as compatible with other cladding panels and tower block refurbishment&mdash;both of which are false. <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/79408/safety" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Safety</a> was neglected as the cladding panels and insulation in Grenfell Tower were never tested together. This could result in corporate manslaughter for Celotex.&nbsp;<br></p> <p>The same toxic insulation is found to have been&nbsp;used on hundreds of other buildings across England.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150065943/a-sinkhole-has-appeared-on-the-white-house-lawn-and-so-have-swamp-jokes A sinkhole has appeared on the White House lawn (and so have swamp jokes) Alexander Walter 2018-05-23T14:15:00-04:00 >2018-05-24T13:55:46-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vk/vkq2wg8pc5oa2s06.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>A sinkhole has formed on the North Lawn of the White House, and predictably, the temptation was too great for many on social media, who filled the void with all the &ldquo;drain the swamp&rdquo; jokes and metaphors one could imagine. But forget the obvious political jabs and the fact that President Trump uses that phrase as a rallying cry about eliminating corruption in Washington: The saying has some geological merit.</p></em><br /><br /><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>"The White House sits at the intersection of a Quaternary colluvium (base of steep slope) deposit &amp; a Pleistocene fluvial (river) &amp; estuarine deposit,"&nbsp;Jess Phoenix, a volcanologist, geologist, and currently a congressional candidate for the Democratic Party in California, commented on the natural occurrence that some have given prophetic meaning. "It&rsquo;s built on poorly consolidated sediments, not bedrock. Sinkholes happen."</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150065946/andr-s-jaque-appointed-as-columbia-gsapp-s-new-director-of-advanced-architectural-design-program Andrés Jaque appointed as Columbia GSAPP's new Director of Advanced Architectural Design Program Justine Testado 2018-05-23T14:11:00-04:00 >2018-05-24T13:56:42-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9h/9hfbh6phf0ry1lme.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/columbiagsapp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Columbia GSAPP</a> Dean Amale Andraos announced today that <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/611397/andres-jaque" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andr&eacute;s Jaque</a> will be the&nbsp;new director of the school's Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design program, effective June 1, 2018. As founder of the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/564402/office-for-political-innovation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Office for Political of Innovation</a> and a&nbsp;teacher of advanced design studios at GSAPP since 2013,&nbsp;Jaque will succeed Associate Professor Enrique Walker, who has directed the program since 2008.</p> <p>The three-semester Advanced Architectural Design program is for outstanding students who already have a bachelor's or M.Arch degree, and is best known for offering students a framework through which they can explore professional and academic concerns.&nbsp;In directing the program, Jaque aims to further develop architecture's role as a critical practice that is based on&nbsp;constructive debate of&nbsp;ideas and innovative experimentation.</p> <p>&ldquo;More than ever, architecture is now a key player in the challenges the world faces. The AAD program occupies a unique position from which the relevance of architec...</p>