Archinect 2021-11-30T15:46:34-05:00 In one of Hong Kong's fastest changing districts, a community-driven installation marks the physical memory of life Josh Niland 2021-11-30T15:23:00-05:00 >2021-11-30T15:23:28-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>As part of an effort to enhance the quality of life for residents of Hong Kong&rsquo;s North Point district, a new public art installation will provide an inspiring space for a reimagined kind of citizenry brought on by the neighborhood&rsquo;s contemporary transformation and supported by the <a href="" target="_blank">Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC)</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Suzanne Li, Eric Chan, and Joyce Fok are the trio behind the installation. The Hong Kong-born designers represent <a href="" target="_blank">O&amp;O Studio</a> and REhyphenation respectively and were selected along with five other designs to create projects as part of the museum&rsquo;s <a href=";oq=Via+North+Point+Festival&amp;aqs=chrome..69i57.117j0j7&amp;sourceid=chrome&amp;ie=UTF-8" target="_blank">Via North Point Festival</a>.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image &copy; Studio Kevin Mak</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image &copy; Studio Kevin Mak</figcaption></figure><p>Meant as a reflection on the public uses of the causeway, the installation&nbsp;<em>Siu Kai Fong</em> utilizes some of the communal furnishings best upon the neighborhood by its residents.<br></p> <p>Stating that they were looking to include &ldquo;pieces that have stories to tell,&rdquo; the architects reached out to community members, schools, and local businesses for donations which eventually...</p> BIG’s cybersecurity and AI hub imitates its surrounding hills in Slovakia Niall Patrick Walsh 2021-11-30T14:26:00-05:00 >2021-11-30T15:18:16-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Days after <a href="" target="_blank">BIG&rsquo;s</a> conceptual floating city idea was <a href="" target="_blank">adopted by South Korea</a>, the firm has unveiled its design for the European <a href="" target="_blank">AI</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">Cybersecurity</a> Hub on the ESET Campus in Bratislava, <a href="" target="_blank">Slovakia</a>. The 55,000-square-meter (590,000-square-foot) headquarters consists of twelve individual buildings organized around a central courtyard, with a form echoing the surrounding Carpathian Mountains.</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Image by BLOOM</figcaption></figure></figure><p>The campus replaces a former military hospital on the site and will house ESET&rsquo;s 1,500-strong workforce, who research and develop cybersecurity solutions. Mimicking the peaks of the nearby hills, low-lying buildings along the outer perimeter of the campus are designated as public spaces, while four taller buildings towards the center house ESET&rsquo;s operations.</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Image by BLOOM</figcaption></figure></figure><p>&ldquo;Rather than a single hermetic entity, we have dissolved the ESET Campus into an urban village of interconnected buildings, framing public paths and urban squares,&rdquo; explains Bjarke Ingels. &ldquo;The diverse cluster of indivi...</p> Air Force Academy chapel restoration hits a snag as construction issues abound Josh Niland 2021-11-30T12:33:00-05:00 >2021-11-30T13:53:43-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The more than $150 million renovation of the Cadet Chapel at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs is going to take months &mdash; or perhaps more than a year, longer than originally expected; contractors are contending with more asbestos than they expected, as well as other unforeseen challenges.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The project began in 2019 and is now expected to be pushed back a yet-to-be-determined amount of time away from its original 2023 completion date owing to an unexpected amount of asbestos in addition to other &ldquo;unforeseen&rdquo; challenges. The long-overdue restoration is necessary to fix faulty caulking underneath its signature aluminum panels that was hastily installed in the original 1963 design from <a href="" target="_blank">SOM</a>&rsquo;s Walter Netsch Jr., leading to water damage.&nbsp;</p> <p>The entire structure is now encased in a temporary protective metal building. The caulking has been replaced several times over the years at considerable cost to the Academy.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;We had 32 miles of caulking on this building, which is kind of ridiculous when you start thinking about that,&rdquo; AFA architect Duane Boyle told Colorado Public Radio. &ldquo;I think it would compete as one of the most complicated and intensive historic preservation projects of all time.&rdquo;</p> Busan to take the lead in trying on Bjarke Ingels' floating OCEANIX CITY prototype in 2025 Josh Niland 2021-11-30T09:00:00-05:00 >2021-11-30T13:43:25-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>In an effort to mitigate the impending effects of sea-level rise on coastal populations through architecture, UN-Habitat and <a href="" target="_blank">OCEANIX</a> are once again taking the lead with a new prototype for a floating settlement in the South Korean city of Busan.&nbsp;</p> <p>The buzzworthy pair had previously made waves with a <a href="" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a>-backed <a href="" target="_blank">2019 proposal</a> for a floodproof habitat which has now officially found a home thanks to a groundbreaking agreement with the city&rsquo;s government.&nbsp;</p> <p>Now, with almost <a href="" target="_blank">50 centimeters of sea-level rise</a> expected for the southern peninsula by mid-century, leaders in South Korea look to the prototype as a guide to extreme adaptation efforts that could help circumvent the challenges caused by an influx of coastal city dwellers overrunning a country of 52 million whose total land area is roughly equivalent to the state of Indiana.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Previously on Archinect: <a href="" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels presents utopian plan for sustainable floating cities to UN</a></figcaption></figure><p>The city proposal claims to be designed to withstand a...</p> Home Alive by Terreform ONE TreeArch 2021-11-29T22:46:00-05:00 >2021-11-29T20:46:38-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>A home made from grafted living woody plants and old growth trees.&nbsp;Our dwelling is composed with novel ELMs - Engineered Living Materials. Here traditional anthropocentric doctrines are overturned and human life is subsumed within the terrestrial environs. Home, in this sense, becomes indistinct and fits itself symbiotically into the surrounding ecosystem.</p> <p>This home concept is intended to replace the outdated design solutions at Habitat for Humanity. &nbsp;We propose a method to grow homes from native trees/ woody plants. A living structure is grafted into shape with prefabricated Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) reusable scaffolds. Therefore, we enable dwellings to be fully integrated into an ecological community.</p> Two New York design studios provoke post-pandemic connections with their new installation in Long Island City Josh Niland 2021-11-29T18:26:00-05:00 >2021-11-30T13:43:29-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>As New York City continues to emerge from the <a href=";module=RelatedLinks&amp;pgtype=Article" target="_blank">dark days of the pandemic</a> that sent it reeling well into the early spring of this year, a new effort has been put forth led by local artists and design studios to help the city&rsquo;s eight million residents reconnect via a series of public installations spread throughout the five boroughs.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image &copy; Savannah Lauren</figcaption></figure><p>The latest in this series will help turn a usually overlooked park in the <a href="" target="_blank">Queens</a> neighborhood of <a href="" target="_blank">Long Island City</a> into an eye-catching space for community engagement thanks to a temporary installation from Hive Public Spaces and <a href="" target="_blank">The Urban Conga</a>.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image &copy; Savannah Lauren</figcaption></figure><p>Activated by the park&rsquo;s mostly unwitting users, <em>Ribbon</em> attempts to intervene in their day-to-day pedestrian activity, offering play as an intervention through a network of malleable magenta &ldquo;units&rdquo; made of mirrored boxes which reveal the surrounding built environment while at the same time serving as guideposts that challenge the way in which space itself is perceived....</p> Life Bridge by AshariArchitects Ashari Architects 2021-11-29T16:28:00-05:00 >2021-11-29T16:28:14-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The existence of the Qasr-dasht segregated gardens and Chamran gardens on both sides of the project site, led the idea of binding two adjacent areas together. &nbsp;This project creates a continuous green network and make the bridge more integrated to the context. Shiraz City has a unique historical characteristic. The purpose of creating a connection between this bridge as new urban element with the historical urban context was to maintain a necessity to survive the historical identity from the current builder type development of the city. AliIbnHamzeh Bridge will be the most important bridge in Shiraz due to its historical value and its location on the iconic Khoshk river. The columns of this bridge were expanded in a linear fashion. Subsequently, the rigid and massive structure of the bridge columns was removed by combination of new technologies and light structures. As a result, the tree formed columns associated with upper structure were created which provide interactive spaces alon...</p> Shangen Blossom Pavilion by SpActrum Design Admin 2021-11-29T16:11:00-05:00 >2021-11-29T16:11:11-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><strong>Abstract:</strong></p> <p>The Shangen Blossom Pavilion is a brutal reaction to this overly tidied-up, renovated village. It comes from a swirl that responds to the surroundings: the need for gatherings by the bridge, the desire to climb high for the views, and the structural support that simultaneously pulls up the swirl and cones into the ground. The cone collects rainwater passing through the sloping planter walls and drains it into a pond on the ground. The cone stops, allowing sunlight into the rooms underneath. It breaks the boundaries of building and landscape and blends existing features into a vivid built environment for people to enjoy. </p> <p><strong>Design Description:</strong> </p> <p>Shangen Village is a renovation project in Wenzhou, dedicated to transforming the once traditionally built village into a tourism destination. SpActrum left the project soon after we proposed the master plan during 2017-2018. The village has been hugely cleaned up since then but has lost some of its ancient ambience. The once charming ...</p> New exciting job opportunities at Shigeru Ban Architects, Heitler Houstoun Architects, and Vertebrae Alexander Walter 2021-11-29T15:53:00-05:00 >2021-11-30T15:14:52-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Are you looking for an architecture job at a big, global firm, or do you prefer to apply your talent at a boutique design studio? The huge list of current openings at Archinect's <a href="" target="_blank">industry-leading job board</a> has got something for everyone, and our latest weekly <a href="" target="_blank">highlight of featured architectural employers</a> provides a small sample of exciting offers. <br></p> <p>Included today are three practices with current job openings in <a href=";q_radius=25&amp;region_id=2124612&amp;location=New+York%2C+NY%2C+US&amp;submit=Search" target="_blank">New York City</a> and <a href=";q_radius=25&amp;region_id=2054699&amp;location=Los+Angeles%2C+CA%2C+US&amp;submit=Search" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a>. For even more opportunities, visit the <a href="" target="_blank">Archinect job board</a> and browse our active community of <a href="" target="_blank">architecture students and professionals</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">firms</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">schools</a>.<br></p> <p>Operating from offices in Tokyo, Paris, and New York, the Pritzker Prize-winning firm <strong><a href="" target="_blank">Shigeru Ban Architects</a></strong> is currently hiring an <a href="" target="_blank">Architect/Designer</a> at its NYC studio. Successful candidates have a minimum of eight years of experience working on projects during all phases of development, ideally within the cultural, community, or residential typologies.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Public restroom at Haru-no-Ogawa Commun...</figcaption></figure> Calvin & Tina Tyler Hall, Morgan State University by Teeple Architects Inc. Elishawood 2021-11-29T15:40:00-05:00 >2021-11-29T15:41:20-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Morgan State University (MSU) in Baltimore is one of the nation&rsquo;s premier historically&nbsp;black institutions of higher education&mdash;and the largest within the State of Maryland&mdash;offering a comprehensive range of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs.&nbsp;Founded in 1867, the university was designated a &lsquo;National Treasure&rsquo; in 2016 by The&nbsp;National Trust for Historic Preservation. Its campus extends from a historic academic&nbsp;quad in a neoclassical style to a campus commons surrounded by modern buildings.&nbsp;Teeple Architects, working in collaboration with GWWO Architects, was tasked with&nbsp;designing a student services centre that would bridge the historic academic quad&nbsp;and the modern campus commons, while also establishing an iconic and uplifting&nbsp;&lsquo;front-door&rsquo; to the university.</p> <p>The Calvin and Tina Tyler Hall Student Services Centre improves the overall student&nbsp;experience by establishing a welcoming entry point for current and prospective&nbsp;students, and gathering the university&rsquo;s formerly disper...</p> Weitblick - Perspectives by Sehw Architektur sehwarchitektur 2021-11-29T14:37:00-05:00 >2021-11-30T03:49:57-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The new office building constitutes the start of the Innovation Park Augsburg. Through its circular cubage, the building comprehends strength and identity. This impression is emphasized by the horizontal formation of the fa&ccedil;ade. Being detached from the ground, it opens its courtyard to the urban quarter. Thereby the courtyard becomes a public square that links the building to the cityscape. Two further openings enable to cross from the adjacent street and the neighboring site and support the networking between institutions. Dining areas and a kindergarten on the ground floor and a conference center on the two top floors provide further linkage. The office spaces can be rented from 400m&sup2;, but they can also be joined together horizontally and vertically to a total rental space from up to 3.000m&sup2;. </p> <p>Work is manifold, needs mutable conditions, does not just happen at a desk and may also be fun! All of these multiple forms of work can be combined within Weitblick 1.7 and create a livel...</p> Benthem Crouwel wins in Prague with mixed-use green design called Valley Josh Niland 2021-11-29T13:54:00-05:00 >2021-11-29T13:52:17-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The Czech Republic&rsquo;s capital city is getting a verdant new addition thanks to the latest winning effort from one of Amsterdam&rsquo;s top firms.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Benthem Crouwel Architects</a> has been named the winner of an international competition for its mixed-use design that features housing units, retail destinations, and upgraded public areas surrounding a new urban core.&nbsp;</p> Henning Larsen unveils its second mass timber project for Copenhagen Josh Niland 2021-11-29T12:04:00-05:00 >2021-11-29T15:24:10-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>As part of the firm&rsquo;s continued experimentation with the increasingly popular building method in its hometown, <a href="" target="_blank">Henning Larsen</a>&nbsp;and Ramboll have unveiled a new design for what will eventually become Copenhagen&rsquo;s largest mass timber structure.</p> <p>The new Marmormolen area development scheme follows up on a <a href="" target="_blank">previous design</a> for a 7,000-person neighborhood called F&aelig;lledby that was announced last year.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image courtesy Henning Larsen&nbsp;&copy; Sora</figcaption></figure><p>A closer look at the new plan reveals a staggered-volume building surrounded by similar greenery and connected by a series of green rooftops that express the communion with nature seen in the previous development.<br></p> <p>Each volume delineates the use of that particular part of the structure. The eight-story volume is home to the Danish AP pension fund, while the remaining three-story portions offer retail amenities as well as housing for residents overlooking the waterfront in Nordhavn.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image courtesy Henning Larsen&nbsp;&copy; Sora</figcaption></figure><p>The new building presents an exciting expan...</p> Archinect's Internship Watch: Resources for searching paid internship opportunities Katherine Guimapang 2021-11-29T09:11:00-05:00 >2021-11-29T18:11:10-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Talk of architecture internships has been an ongoing discussion at Archinect. With the rise in fair and equitable work practices for designers at various levels, we've frequently opened our platform to organizations and individuals aiming to shed light on best internship practices, specifically paid internship opportunities.</p> <p>In December 2019, former Archinect team member and contributing writer Sean Joyner outlined in <a href="" target="_blank">Archinect's Guide to Job Titles the position of Intern</a>. "<a href=";q_radius=0&amp;region_id=&amp;location=&amp;submit=Search" target="_blank">Internships</a>&nbsp;act as a salient supplementation meant to deepen the&nbsp;<em>practical</em>&nbsp;education of the up and coming pupil, with an aim for growth and development. But what exactly does an intern do? What do&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">firms</a>&nbsp;look for in an intern? And what characteristics make up a&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">good internship</a>?"&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Feix &amp; Merlin Architects. Photo by Ellen Hancock</figcaption></figure><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a><a href="" target="_blank">Firms have been teaming with organizations</a>&nbsp;to increase access and work opportunities for students, specifically students from marginalized groups. While the needle is moving, addressing equi...</p> Virgil Abloh, visionary in design and fashion, passes away at 41 following cancer battle Niall Patrick Walsh 2021-11-28T15:43:00-05:00 >2021-11-29T09:54:38-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The acclaimed designer <a href="" target="_blank">Virgil Abloh</a> has passed away at the age of 41 after a two-year battle with cancer. The American designer and entrepreneur was originally trained as an architect, but his impact on the design world was felt throughout fashion, interior design, music, and product design.</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Related on Archinect: <a href="" target="_blank">Virgil Abloh's latest concrete collection reminds us how an architecture education can push creativity</a></figcaption></figure></figure><p>While a student of the Master in Architecture at the <a href="" target="_blank">Illinois Institute of Technology</a>, Abloh developed an interest in fashion having been partly inspired by a <a href="" target="_blank">Rem Koolhaas</a> building under construction at the campus. Following collaborations with <a href="" target="_blank">Kanye West</a>, Abloh founded the high-end streetwear brand Off-White in 2013. In 2018, he become the artistic director of Louis Vuitton&rsquo;s menswear ready-wear line, while one year later, he was appointed to the board of directors of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.<br></p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Related on Archinect: <a href="" target="_blank">AMO-designed new flagship for Virgil Ab...</a></figcaption></figure></figure> 10 Design Completes Lakefront Shopping Mall in Zhuhai by 10 Design 10 DESIGN 2021-11-27T15:11:00-05:00 >2021-11-27T15:11:33-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>International architecture practice, 10 Design (part of Egis group), welcomes shoppers to the 117,000sqm designed mall that sits on the edge of Jinsha Lake in Zhuhai, China. Jinwan Mall is 10 Design&rsquo;s second project to complete on Huafa&rsquo;s Jinwan Aviation City, along with the recently built Industrial Service Centre and soon to be completed International Business Centre.<br><br>Jointly led by Design Partners Ted Givens and Scott Findley together with Project Partner Miriam Auyeung (COO), the retail scheme envisions the integration of a traditional courtyard garden with hypermodern space. The development weaves together the main mall, retail street and the waterside pavilions consisting of F&amp;B and retail spaces, with ample outdoor spaces opening onto the lake. The retail street and the mall are tied together with the glass canopy spine that allows for weather-proof connectivity and use of the amenities.&nbsp;<br><br>The fa&ccedil;ade which takes the form of Chinese stacked stone walls wraps around the scheme, co...</p> Kloof Road House by Nico van der Meulen Nico van der Meulen 2021-11-27T15:10:00-05:00 >2021-11-27T15:10:37-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Located at the foot of a nature reserve in Bedfordview, Johannesburg,&nbsp;<strong>Kloof Street House</strong>&nbsp;is the latest addition to Nico van der Meulen Architects&rsquo; portfolio of work.&nbsp;</p> <p>The client&rsquo;s brief called for a family-orientated home that makes provision for entertainment and views to the outdoors. This resulted in a 1100m&sup2; sculptural piece of architecture that is an extreme transformation from the previously modest single storey. With every room in the house opening outdoors, linking the home with its landscape, the principle of indoor/outdoor living is effectively executed.</p> <p>The new design by Werner van der Meulen is attached to the older one by means of decorative steel forms that wrap and frame, making this design a clear example of parasitic architecture. As you approach the home, you bear witness to the boldly designed monolithic boundary wall that sparks a sense of curiosity as to what is inside the premises. It is here that you are first introduced to the concept of the design, as the co...</p> High Desert Residence by Hacker Architects Hacker Marketing 2021-11-27T15:10:00-05:00 >2021-11-27T15:10:02-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>High Desert Residence is a Central Oregon home that &#64257;nds a sense of calm and refuge in the balance between landscape and sky. This 4,300-square-foot, four-bedroom house is designed as a regular weekend sanctuary for an active couple, and a getaway for their extended family &ndash; a place where everyone can gather and be together, with a balance between private rooms and communal space.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Located near Bend, Oregon, the residence&rsquo;s design is heavily in&#64258;uenced by the natural forms, colors, and textures of the high desert landscape. The land in this distinctive region of the Paci&#64257;c Northwest is extremely young from a geologic perspective, and the signs of recent geologic activity and formation can be found everywhere - in the pure forms of volcanic cinder cones to the enormous scorching lava &#64258;ows and the still-sharp, jagged mountains. The sky is vast and striking, capable of cloudless deep blues, dramatic sunsets over the Cascades, golf ball sized hail, and enough snow in winter to collapse ...</p> First Tech Federal Credit Union Corporate Office by Hacker Architects Hacker Marketing 2021-11-27T15:09:00-05:00 >2021-11-27T15:09:49-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>First Tech Federal Credit Union&rsquo;s motto&nbsp;is&nbsp;&ldquo;People First&rdquo;&nbsp;and their new Oregon campus is designed to support and promote the health, comfort, and happiness of their employees. Each design choice&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;from the cross laminated timber (CLT) structural system and the vast windows, down to the material details and finishes&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;aims to blur the line between inside and out, bridging a connection between people and nature.&nbsp;</p> <p>Viewed from a distance, this 156,000-square-foot building nearly disappears into the landscape. The mirrored fa&ccedil;ade reflects the sky, trees, and creek, and the randomized pattern of the exterior paneling helps to minimize the visual size of the building. The boomerang-shaped building footprint creates an embraced courtyard that allows work and leisure spaces to spill outside. The site&rsquo;s naturally sloped topography continues into the first and second floor, expressed through shallow terraces in the communal dining area and culminating in an amphitheater-style all hands space t...</p> 23 featured architecture job opportunities in Philadelphia Alexander Walter 2021-11-27T14:08:00-05:00 >2021-11-29T15:24:21-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Looking for exciting architectural career opportunities in Philadelphia? Lots of new openings have been posted on <a href="" target="_blank">Archinect's job board</a> recently, which is why we're highlighting a selection of active employers in this week's <a href="" target="_blank">curated jobs picks</a>. For the complete list of available positions in the City of Brotherly Love click <a href=";q_radius=25&amp;region_id=2146253&amp;location=Philadelphia%2C+PA%2C+US&amp;submit=Search" target="_blank">here</a>.<br></p> <p>To look up specific job titles from the architectural profession, consult <a href="" target="_blank">Archinect's Guide to Job Titles</a> series. Also, follow our <a href="" target="_blank">Archinect Tips</a> series to improve your portfolio, resume, interviewing skills, and increase your overall chances of getting that next job.<br></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>KieranTimberlake</strong></a><strong> seeks a <a href="" target="_blank">Climate Action Coordinator</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Project Administrator</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Architect I/Design Staff I</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Architect II/Design Staff II</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Design Technology Specialist</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">Business Strategy and Communications Director</a></strong><br>"The Climate Action Coordinator will work alongside the firm&rsquo;s Partners, 2030 Leadership Team, and Research Director to advance the firm&rsquo;s pursuit of resilient design solutions for bu...</p> Why not give Drake’s Toronto mansion a virtual tour this Holiday weekend? Josh Niland 2021-11-27T14:02:00-05:00 >2021-11-30T11:16:07-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>If you&rsquo;re reading this it&rsquo;s not too late: Die-hard Drake fans looking for a little architectural distraction during the American holiday, which was a <a href="" target="_blank">byproduct of the Civil War</a>, can now find respite in the form of a new <a href="" target="_blank">virtual tour</a> of the Grammy winner&rsquo;s massive 19th-century limestone private residence in Canada.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>A screenshot of the house courtesy Drake Related</figcaption></figure><p>The <a href="" target="_blank">Birdle Path, Toronto</a> manse first <a href="" target="_blank">made its rounds on the internet</a> after starring in Drake&rsquo;s 2020 <a href="" target="_blank">music video</a> for Toosie Slide.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>A screenshot of the house's lounge area courtesy Drake Related</figcaption><p><br></p><p>Coming in at exactly 50,000-square-feet, <a href="" target="_blank"></a>Ferris Rafauli&rsquo;s vision features a full-size NBA court and aesthetic enhancements like Nero Marquina marble floor inserts, a marble kitchen island and bath tub, and a custom marble chandelier (there&rsquo;s marble everywhere). One thing that I find is a bit unsettling: he&rsquo;s got a <a href="" target="_blank">closet full of Birkin bags</a> for his &ldquo;future wife.&rdquo;&nbsp;<br></p></figure><p>You can buy all kinds of shit while you're on the tour there as well. Nike...</p> Carles Enrich Studio wins the AR Emerging Architecture Awards 2020 for their dynamic approach to heritage Niall Patrick Walsh 2021-11-26T10:00:00-05:00 >2021-11-26T17:58:31-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><em>The Architectural Review</em> has announced Carles Enrich Studio as the winner of the <a href="" target="_blank">AR Emerging Architecture Awards 2020</a>. The Barcelona-based practice was chosen from a <a href="" target="_blank">shortlist of 16 young architects and designers</a> around the world recognized as &ldquo;the architectural stars of tomorrow.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>Founded in 2013, <a href="" target="_blank">Carles Enrich Studio</a> focuses on interventions in <a href="" target="_blank">Catalonia&rsquo;s</a> historical landscapes. Their celebrated works include the Merola Tower in Puig-reig, which saw a 13th-century stone tower reactivated by a contemporary timber structure. The firm&rsquo;s previous accolades include nominations for the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">EU Mies Award</a> in 2017 and 2019 and participation in the 2012 and 2016 <a href="" target="_blank">Venice Biennale</a>.</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>The <a href="" target="_blank">16 shortlisted firms for the 2020 awards</a> were published in October of last year.</figcaption></figure></figure><p>The award judges, which included previous Emerging Architecture alumni Manuel Aires Mateus, Sameep Padora, and Maria Smith, commended Carles Enrich Studio for reconnecting history with the future and for viewing heritage as infrastructu...</p> From the Editors: What We're Thankful for in 2021 Archinect 2021-11-25T13:49:00-05:00 >2021-11-25T16:24:36-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>This year has been filled with a mix of exciting, thought-provoking, inspiring, and head-shaking news. As the industry focuses on rebounding from the heavy-hitting months of 2020, the team at Archinect has watched, listened, connected, and learned from the community. During the year, our editorial team has grown both literally and figuratively. So as we kept watch and reported on the moments of triumph, mishaps, and progress within the industry, we took a moment to reflect and express gratitude.</p> <p>With the holidays approaching and the year coming to a close, we would like to express our thanks by sharing a few things we are grateful for in 2021.</p> HOOOLDESIGN’s volumetric showroom brings rich street life into a crafted interior space Niall Patrick Walsh 2021-11-25T12:24:00-05:00 >2021-11-29T15:21:00-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Chinese</a> practice HOOOLDESIGN have completed a <a href="" target="_blank">showroom</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">living quarters</a> inspired by the human journey through urban paths and alleyways. Titled &ldquo;The Streets,&rdquo; the project uses a blend of stone, <a href="" target="_blank">terrazzo</a>, timber, concrete, and glass to create a 460 square meter (5000 square foot) space anchored by a <a href="" target="_blank">cantilevered</a> timber exhibition box.</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Photograph by Liu Yulin</figcaption></figure></figure><p>The project is situated in the city of Taiyuan, approximately 250 miles southwest of <a href="" target="_blank">Beijing</a>. Drawing inspiration from the city&rsquo;s historic network of streets, alleys, courtyards, and caves, the designers sought to capture the emotional connections between people on an urban level, and recreate it in a single interior space. </p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Photograph by Liu Yulin</figcaption></figure></figure><p>&ldquo;The design takes street life as the starting point,&rdquo; the team explain. &ldquo;Space is a medium which connects people, and streets and lanes have the ability to create a dynamic, lively atmosphere. Our design reflects on the experience of streets and lanes, expressed through products wh...</p> Tate Modern unveils a visual feast for the Great British Bake Off Josh Niland 2021-11-24T19:19:00-05:00 >2021-11-24T19:19:24-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The <a href="" target="_blank">Tate</a> apparently showed off a gingerbread model for the finale of the Great British Bake Off. This year&rsquo;s <a href="" target="_blank">winning entry</a>&nbsp;for the BBC Channel 4 competition was an oversized remake of the Mad Hatter&rsquo;s tea party from <a href="" target="_blank">one-time architecture critic</a> Lewis Carroll&rsquo;s <em>Alice in Wonderland</em>.&nbsp;</p> <p>The <a href="" target="_blank">edible museum model</a> was produced by <a href="" target="_blank">food artists</a> Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves. The duo originally prepared <a href="" target="_blank">several models</a>&nbsp;of different museums like the MAXXI and Guggenheim for the 2013 edition of Miami Art Basel they said are inspired by each building&rsquo;s unique form.</p> <a href=";utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a><a href=";utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Tate (@tate)</a><br><p>&ldquo;We wanted to really focus on architecturally heavy galleries. Ones that were a mixture of the iconic and ones that people might not know, because a lot of it&rsquo;s about learning and playing," Hargreaves said at the time. "Once we figured which galleries we wanted to do, we focused on certain angles and great shots and then we&rsquo;d make a foamcore model of the gal...</p> RIBA reveals next round of shortlisted House of the Year candidates Josh Niland 2021-11-24T16:39:00-05:00 >2021-11-29T14:26:09-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Following last week&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">initial release</a> of its annual <a href="" target="_blank">House of the Year</a> shortlist, the Royal Institute of British Architects has announced the next two projects that will, along with five others, vie for the influential award first established by the institute in 2013.</p><p>The second update includes projects from Sandy Rendel Architects and Tigg + Coll.&nbsp;</p><p>The latter's inclusive design took into consideration their client&rsquo;s needs by remodeling the existing family cottage into a more user-friendly and adaptable space.<br></p><p>An extension wraps around one side of the existing structure to create a new and more accessible entrance in addition to other &ldquo;curiously appropriate&rdquo; interventions that showcase not only the architect's adaptability within constrained timeframes and budgets but also their sensitivity and inspiring humane commitment to the client&rsquo;s quality of life and disability level.&nbsp;</p> NYIT's School of Architecture and Design offers 14 Undergraduate and Graduate programs. Register for their virtual open house to learn more Sponsor 2021-11-24T14:19:00-05:00 >2021-11-24T14:19:38-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><strong><em>This post is sponsored by the <a href="" target="_blank">New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) School of Architecture and Design</a>, an <a href="" target="_blank">Archinect Partner School</a></em></strong></p> <p>The mission within the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) School of Architecture and Design</a>&nbsp;is to deliver a 21st-century design education, which is technology-infused and culturally meaningful. Located at both New York City and Long Island campuses, New York Tech offers degrees in Architecture, Interior Design, Digital Arts, Graphic Design, Urban Design, Computational Technologies, and Health and Design.&nbsp;</p> <p>Design is increasingly shaped by today's innovators, collaborators, and leaders, equipped with knowledge and experience with which to create culturally transformative, ethically and ecologically sound buildings, communities, and cities. We prepare our students for their future professional careers with a sequence of intensive design studios, alongside courses focusing on the acquisition of knowledge and skills in advanced technologies for design,...</p> The 10 most promising construction startups of 2021, from AI contract reviewers to cloud-based material management Niall Patrick Walsh 2021-11-24T14:02:00-05:00 >2021-11-29T15:20:57-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The ten winners of the Construction Startup Competition 2021 have been announced by CEMEX Ventures, recognizing the most promising <a href="" target="_blank">startup companies</a> in the construction sector for this year. The overall winner of the competition was <a href="" target="_blank">Document Crunch</a>, an <a href="" target="_blank">AI-powered</a> software which can identify and explain critical issues in construction contracts.</p> <p>Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Document Crunch allows users to upload documents online to be reviewed by an AI software to analyze risk, understand waivers, and highlight indemnity and insurance obligations. As well as reviewing construction contracts and insurance policies, the software can also analyze plans, drawings, and specifications, categorizing elements such as design responsibility, confidentiality requirements, hazardous materials, and warranty obligations. </p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Related on Archinect: <a href="" target="_blank">ETH Zurich unveils robotically-assembled sculpture inspired by the Hanging Gardens of Babylon</a></figcaption></figure></figure><p>Document Crunch was one of ten winning projects in the competi...</p> Influential modern icon Bernard Judge has passed away in Los Angeles aged 90 Josh Niland 2021-11-24T13:08:00-05:00 >2021-11-24T13:57:20-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Leading modernist Bernard Judge passed away in his Los Angeles home last week at the age of 90.</p> <p>The <em>LA Times</em>&rsquo; Carolina Miranda has an <a href="" target="_blank">excellent write-up</a> on the man who once designed a home for Marlon Brando <a href="" target="_blank">on an atoll in French Polynesia</a>.</p> <p>Judge was in many ways the living definition of a &ldquo;champion of modernism,&rdquo; pioneering the geodesic dome form exhibited in his <a href="" target="_blank">Triponent House</a> and working to restore Rudolph Schindler&rsquo;s then-eponymous <a href="" target="_blank">West Hollywood home</a> after taking out a personal ad in the <em>Times</em> in the early 1970s.&nbsp;</p> <p>Judge was born in New York City to an artist mother and architecture professor father. He went on to study at <a href="" target="_blank">USC</a> at a time when the school was dominated by prominent residential designers like Gregory Ain and Conrad Bluff III.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Section drawing of Judge's Triponent House project. Source: <a href="" target="_blank">Southern California Architectural History</a>.</figcaption></figure><p>Judge designed a number of resorts and inexpensive and easy-to-construct homes through his firm Environmental Services Group. He was a lectur...</p> The Brooklyn Museum will receive much-needed upgrades thanks to a $50 million gift from the mayor's office Josh Niland 2021-11-24T09:00:00-05:00 >2021-11-24T15:40:55-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The Brooklyn Museum in New York City has received a massive capital investment from the Department of Cultural Affairs &mdash; $50 million, the largest single gift in the institution&rsquo;s history. The funding, announced yesterday by Mayor Bill de Blasio, will support gallery renovations and energy-efficient updates.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The original <a href="" target="_blank">McKim, Mead &amp; White</a>-designed structure underwent an extensive renovation <a href="" target="_blank">at the hands of Ennead</a> in the early 1990s and more <a href="" target="_blank">recent renovations</a> to the 2nd and 5th-floor galleries that were completed in 2019.</p> <p>The museum has been in a precarious position financially for quite some time, authoring multiple rounds of layoffs and <a href="" target="_blank">staff reductions</a> amidst <a href="" target="_blank">sustained losses</a> that it attempted to mitigate by <a href="" target="_blank">selling off some of its collection</a> in addition to applying for federal coronavirus relief aid throughout the last year.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;We hope to be able to significantly expand our contemporary art galleries and design spaces,&rdquo; director Anne Pasternak <a href="" target="_blank">told</a> <em>The New York Times</em>. &ldquo;We have one of the great American design collections, and absolutely inadequate spaces in which to show it.&rdquo;</p>