Archinect 2017-09-22T15:05:24-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/bustler/5963/hey-new-york-city-here-are-our-must-see-archtober-exhibitions-and-one-party Hey New York City, here are our must-see Archtober exhibitions (and one party!) Alexander Walter 2017-09-22T14:12:00-04:00 >2017-09-22T14:35:20-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8o/8o8o0jdn7c8g1xba.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8o/8o8o0jdn7c8g1xba.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8o/8o8o0jdn7c8g1xba.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8o/8o8o0jdn7c8g1xba.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>New Yorkers know it's that time of the year again when the days are getting shorter, the mornings a bit crisper, and a flood of outstanding architecture and design events is about to hit the city:&nbsp;<a href="http://archtober.org/" target="_blank">Archtober</a> is here!&nbsp;</p><p>For the seventh year in a row, Archinect&nbsp;&amp;&nbsp;Bustler are proud to present the city-wide festival with its packed roster of&nbsp;exhibitions, lectures, conferences, films, and tours across the five boroughs.&nbsp;</p><p>From Archtober's lengthy <a href="https://archtober.org/calendar" target="_blank">calendar of events</a>, we'll be presenting weekly highlights starting&nbsp;on Monday.&nbsp;</p><p>For today's post,&nbsp;we've put together a handy guide of some of the key exhibitions (<em>and one party co-hosted by Archinect!</em>) you should certainly not miss.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029649/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-151 Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #151 Justine Testado 2017-09-22T13:30:00-04:00 >2017-09-22T13:30:25-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hg/hgdaqgpwgwc3e19e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hg/hgdaqgpwgwc3e19e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hg/hgdaqgpwgwc3e19e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hg/hgdaqgpwgwc3e19e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Looking for a job? Archinect's&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;Weekly Round-Up can help start off your hunt amid the hundreds of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">active listings</a>&nbsp;on our job board. If you've been following the feature on our&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work.</p> <p>In case you missed them, here are some of the latest&nbsp;<em>EOTD</em>-featured firms.</p> <p>1. <strong><a href="https://archinect.com/populous" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Populous</a></strong> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect/photos/a.208542262246.172486.159112812246/10155439195057247/?type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="https://archinect.com/populous/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pd/pdvpfan64jn4war7.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pd/pdvpfan64jn4war7.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image &copy; Populous, Luxigon</figcaption></figure><p>2. <strong><a href="https://archinect.com/jorgemastropietroatelier" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jorge Mastropietro Architects Atelier</a></strong>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10155436376127247.1073743693.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="https://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150022474/intermediate-architect-project-manager" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Intermediate Architect/Project Manager</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/98/98zsivcnjp7oexqg.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/98/98zsivcnjp7oexqg.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image credit: Jorge Mastropietro Architects Atelier.</figcaption></figure><p>3.&nbsp;<b><a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/111745184/daniel-joseph-chenin-ltd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daniel Joseph Chenin, Ltd.</a></b>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/pg/Archinect/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10155444173627247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150028781/project-architect-job-captain" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Project Architect/Job Captain</a></p> <p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qr/qr1mpapylpmwbt4h.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qr/qr1mpapylpmwbt4h.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p> <p>Photo credit: Daniel Joseph Chenin, Ltd.</p><p>4. <strong><a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/30270830/the-metropolitan-museum-of-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Metropolitan Museum of Art</a></strong> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect/posts/10155434018647247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="https://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150026750/exhibition-designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Exhibition Designer</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gw/gwtfzi0qhdifnk7b.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gw/gwtfzi0qhdifnk7b.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Ralph Hockens/Flickr</figcaption></figure><p>5.&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/105338977/atelier-ace-ace-hotel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atelier Ace / Ace Hotel</a></strong>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10155441675377247.1073743695.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>) Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150027861/hospitality-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hospitality Architect</a></p> <figure rel="cursor: pointer; max-width: 100%; height: auto; vertical-align: middle; width: 482px; margin-top: 6px !important; background: none !important;"><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9v/9vqhlxsq0we99ni1.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9v/9vqhlxsq0we99ni1.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Photo credit: Ace Hote...</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029813/mia-lehrer-and-wsp-recommended-for-la-river-s-taylor-yard Mia Lehrer and WSP recommended for LA River's Taylor Yard Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-09-22T13:21:00-04:00 >2017-09-22T13:21:56-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6g/6gxqgymz6r8amqlh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6g/6gxqgymz6r8amqlh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6g/6gxqgymz6r8amqlh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6g/6gxqgymz6r8amqlh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Regardless of the pricey remediation, the 41-acre property has long been considered a key element to the large-scale ecological restoration of the LA River. The city purchased the G2 parcel in March, paying nearly $60 million.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The city&rsquo;s bureau of engineering recommends engineering firm WSP, with Landscape Architect <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/22201405/mia-lehrer-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mia Lehrer</a>, for the transformation of the G2. WSP and Lehrer are collaborating with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mujeresdelatierra.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mujeres de la Tierra</a>, a non-profit public health organization based in Cypress Park, on the project.&nbsp;</p> <p>Part of Taylor Yard, the Southern Pacific's former classification Yard, the G2 parcel has been named the crown jewel of the LA revitalization project by LA Mayor Garcetti. The site, now abandoned for over three decades, is highly contaminated and unlikely to open as park for another three to five years.&nbsp;</p> <p>The city's recommendation has been shared with the public works department which will have the last word on the G2 contract.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029630/the-world-s-tallest-wood-building-opens-to-residents-at-university-of-british-columbia The world's tallest wood building opens to residents at University of British Columbia Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-09-22T10:06:00-04:00 >2017-09-22T14:55:35-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qi/qi761h9jidze96zj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qi/qi761h9jidze96zj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qi/qi761h9jidze96zj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qi/qi761h9jidze96zj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Completed last year, the wooden skyscraper opened its doors to 400 students at <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/6588273/the-university-of-british-columbia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of British Columbia (UBC)</a> Campus in Vancouver. Designed by <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/28511/acton-ostry-architects-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Acton Ostry Architects</a> in collaboration with structural engineers Fast + Epp. The building is built of mass timber construction above one level of concrete and two concrete stair cores. The mass timber hybrid structure is 18 stories and 178 feet tall.&nbsp;</p> <figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/za/zagrxm5y6aq7tj4o.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/za/zagrxm5y6aq7tj4o.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Courtesy of naturallywood.com</figcaption></figure></figure><p>&ldquo;The floor structure is comprised of 5-ply CLT panels supported on glue-laminated timber (glulam) columns on a 2.85 X 4.0 meter grid. This results in the CLT panels acting as a two-way slab diaphragm, which eliminates the need for load-carrying beams. To avoid a vertical load transfer through the CLT panels, a steel connector allows for a direct load transfer between the columns and also provides a bearing surface for the CLT panels&rdquo; </p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/of/ofmq7ftvv9mki68r.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/of/ofmq7ftvv9mki68r.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Courtesy of naturallywood.com</figcaption></figure><p>Design and construction teams had to work hand in hand from the beginning of the design process...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150029132/screen-print-63-a-year-after-ghost-ship-fire-writer-and-activist-jaime-omar-yassin-reflects-on-city-s-response Screen/Print #63: A Year After Ghost Ship Fire, Writer and Activist Jaime Omar Yassin Reflects on City's Response Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-09-22T09:00:00-04:00 >2017-09-21T19:47:39-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l8/l8wu561nkomimysc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l8/l8wu561nkomimysc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l8/l8wu561nkomimysc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l8/l8wu561nkomimysc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In December of 2016, a fire broke out during a show at <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/120959/oakland" target="_blank">Oakland</a>'s <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/852912/ghost-ship" target="_blank">Ghost Ship</a>, a DIY-venue located in a two-story warehouse. The incident tragically took the lives of 36 young concert-goers and prompted national discussions (<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149982022/diy-space-after-ghost-ship-safety-community-and-informal-venues-after-oakland-s-tragic-fire-ft-s-surface-and-david-keenan-on-archinect-sessions-91" target="_blank">including one on our podcast</a>) of the safety and vitality of DIY venues and the long-term effects of such building code violations for gentrification and zoning.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029704/police-consider-manslaughter-charges-in-the-grenfell-tower-case Police consider manslaughter charges in the Grenfell Tower case Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-09-22T04:00:00-04:00 >2017-09-22T06:29:14-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9r/9rgdpkbo195t5y1q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9r/9rgdpkbo195t5y1q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9r/9rgdpkbo195t5y1q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9r/9rgdpkbo195t5y1q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The criminal investigation into the Grenfell Tower disaster may consider individual as well as corporate manslaughter charges. At a briefing on Tuesday morning, officers said individual charges were a possibility as well as charges relating to fraud, misconduct, health and safety breaches, and breaches of fire safety regulations.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Police consider both individual and corporate manslaughter charges in the&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/959732/grenfell-tower" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grenfell Tower</a> disaster; the&nbsp;fire of a&nbsp;24-story <a href="https://archinect.com/searchall/social-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">social housing</a> tower in London. The <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150013308/grenfell-tower-fire-up-to-30k-other-buildings-clad-in-the-same-material-likely-responsible-for-the-fire" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">tower's cladding was highly flammable</a> and no sprinklers had been installed.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/bustler/5972/new-york-s-paper-architecture-at-the-queens-museum New York's Paper Architecture at the Queens Museum Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-09-21T18:30:00-04:00 >2017-09-21T20:14:38-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/y4/y4ozes4rjl0fil2e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/y4/y4ozes4rjl0fil2e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/y4/y4ozes4rjl0fil2e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/y4/y4ozes4rjl0fil2e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9858/never-built-new-york" target="_blank">Never Built New York</a> at the Queens Museum presents&nbsp;150 years of&nbsp;paper architecture from&nbsp;famous architects such as&nbsp;Frank Lloyd Wright, I.M. Pei,&nbsp;Diller Scofidio + Renfro,&nbsp;Louis Kahn, Moshe Safdie, Venturi Scott Brown, Frank Gehry, Rem Koolhaas&nbsp;and Zaha Hadid.&nbsp;</p><p>The exhibition, curated by Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin and designed by Studio Christian Wassmann, presents plans, drawings, models and renderings&nbsp;of unrealized projects for New York.,</p><p>In addition to the archival material, 70 3-D printed plexiglass models of the never built projects, made by students of&nbsp;GSAPP, will be installed on the Queens Museum's P<em>anorama of the City of New York</em>&nbsp; on their intended location.&nbsp;</p><p>The exhibition is on view from September 17th,&nbsp;2017, trough February&nbsp;18th, 2018.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029685/the-ugly-pet-on-sustainability-and-architectural-form The Ugly Pet: On Sustainability and Architectural Form Places Journal 2017-09-21T17:53:00-04:00 >2017-09-21T17:53:26-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t9/t9dmsg16r5avmmgo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t9/t9dmsg16r5avmmgo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t9/t9dmsg16r5avmmgo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t9/t9dmsg16r5avmmgo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>I&rsquo;m particularly interested in how sustainable buildings might affect the experience of landscape differently &mdash; actually better, differently &mdash; because, as a human being, I&rsquo;m hoping for more sustainable architecture, and, as an academic (and as an architect), I&rsquo;m thinking the consequences should be revolutionary to architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Unlike earlier technological revolutions &mdash; the development of the steel frame, or the invention of concrete &mdash; sustainability in architecture has not yet had any significant, self-identifying&nbsp;<em>formal</em>&nbsp;consequences. Instead, the experience of sustainable space has to be hyper-mediated.&nbsp;</p> <p>In his latest article, Places columnist David Heymann vents his frustrations about environmentally-sensitive design and examines how architects including Kieran Timberlake and Glenn Murcutt are feeling the way forward for the field.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/bustler/5970/winner-of-i-look-up-film-challenge-shows-architecture-s-impact-on-fight-against-homelessness-in-los-angeles Winner of I Look Up Film Challenge shows architecture's impact on fight against homelessness in Los Angeles Alexander Walter 2017-09-21T17:50:00-04:00 >2017-09-21T18:05:09-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fc/fcst6g887lkrcdww.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fc/fcst6g887lkrcdww.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fc/fcst6g887lkrcdww.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fc/fcst6g887lkrcdww.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Under the theme "<a href="http://bustler.net/news/5701/aia-launches-2017-i-look-up-film-challenge-blueprint-for-better-registration-now-open" target="_blank">Blueprint for Better</a>," the&nbsp;American Institute of Architects had invited to its third annual I Look Up Film Challenge earlier this year and encouraged&nbsp;U.S.-based architects to team up with filmmakers to showcase how architectural design can leave a positive social impact.</p><p>The winning films have now been announced, and the grand prize winner is&nbsp;Myles Kramer, director of Community by Design: Skid Row Housing Trust.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>GRAND PRIZE WINNER:&nbsp;Myles Kramer</strong><br><em>Community by Design: Skid Row Housing Trust</em><br></p><p>The film features Los Angeles-based firms&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/2145/michael-maltzan-architecture" target="_blank">Michael Maltzan Architecture</a> and <a href="https://archinect.com/brooksscarpa" target="_blank">Brooks + Scarpa Architecture</a>&nbsp;and their design&nbsp;contributions to those who suffer from the&nbsp;city's overwhelming&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/314845/homelessness" target="_blank">homelessness crisis</a>.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>"I always felt that space and design had some kind of varying impact on my moods and my thinking, but I just didn&rsquo;t know why,"&nbsp;explained Kramer. "It was only after working on this project, did I learn more specifically about how architecture and design affects people&rsquo;s day to day live...</p> https://archinect.com/news/bustler/5969/unbuild-the-wall-winners-envision-inclusive-alternatives-for-the-current-u-s-mexico-border-wall “Unbuild the Wall” winners envision inclusive alternatives for the current U.S.-Mexico border wall Justine Testado 2017-09-21T15:22:00-04:00 >2017-09-21T15:23:00-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t2/t23qpcmb7tmu5n70.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t2/t23qpcmb7tmu5n70.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t2/t23qpcmb7tmu5n70.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t2/t23qpcmb7tmu5n70.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In times like this, inclusivity&nbsp;is crucial as ever,&nbsp;especially in the form of architectural design. In response to the controversial U.S.-Mexico border wall that a certain U.S. president is still adamant about constructing, Spanish platform&nbsp;<a href="http://www.archstorming.com/" target="_blank">Archstorming</a>&nbsp;invited architects and students to envision&nbsp;a more inclusive alternative in the&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/competitions/5364/unbuild-the-wall" target="_blank">&ldquo;Unbuild the Wall&rdquo;</a> ideas competition.</p><p>Eliminating the current U.S.-Mexico barrier in the city of Nogales, entrants had to&nbsp;create&nbsp;an ideal space for coexistence hat also has a&nbsp;respectful and controlled supervision of migrant flow. Submissions&nbsp;came in from 25 countries, and&nbsp;ranged from wide promenades, bridges, public squares, museums, residential buildings, and even a railroad.</p><p>The esteemed&nbsp;jury, which included the Mayor of Nogales and architect&nbsp;Guillermo V&aacute;zquez Consuegra (2016&nbsp;Gold Medalist of Spanish Architecture), selected the three prize winners. Ten honorable mentions and a&nbsp;People's Choice&nbsp;were&nbsp;also announced.</p><p><strong>1ST PLACE: The Tree Wall by&nbsp;Stefano Bastia,...</strong></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029637/johnston-marklee-newness-becomes-a-disease Johnston Marklee: Newness becomes a disease Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-09-21T15:18:00-04:00 >2017-09-22T14:50:13-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ae/aezkmit22acadu8h.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ae/aezkmit22acadu8h.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ae/aezkmit22acadu8h.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ae/aezkmit22acadu8h.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-ca-cm-building-type-biennial-20170921-htmlstory.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christopher Hawthorne interviews</a> <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/4256960/johnston-marklee" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee</a> about this year's&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/815274/2017-chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a>.&nbsp;The two reflect on the theme of the biennial&mdash;'Make New History'&mdash;and their role as curators.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Hawthorne: What attracted you to history as a guiding idea for this biennial?</em></p> <p><em>Lee: We&rsquo;re at a moment when we&rsquo;re just coming out of this fascination with the new. I remember Rem Koolhaas, in [an interview] in the &rsquo;90s, somebody asked him, &ldquo;Where do you think we are now?&rdquo; And he said, &ldquo;I think we&rsquo;re waking up from the semantic nightmare of the &rsquo;80s.&rdquo; So I was thinking, &ldquo;What is the nightmare that we&rsquo;re waking up from, if we had to think of the equivalent?&rdquo; And at least from our point of view, being in L.A., in the schools, there has been a complete fascination with newness &mdash; new for new&rsquo;s sake. To the point where there are architects who do really interesting projects and I would say, &ldquo;You should also look at [German architect Erich] Mendelsohn,&rdquo; suggesting it&rsquo;s something they would b...</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029624/street-art-museum-opens-in-berlin-and-presents-itself-as-canvas Street art museum opens in Berlin and presents itself as canvas Alexander Walter 2017-09-21T14:31:00-04:00 >2017-09-21T14:31:25-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f0/f0apzz1t2rx93wgx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f0/f0apzz1t2rx93wgx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f0/f0apzz1t2rx93wgx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f0/f0apzz1t2rx93wgx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Street art is the ultimate form of democracy according to the curators of the new Museum for Urban Contemporary Art that has just opened in Berlin. But does street art belong in exhibition halls? [...] Construction for the Urban Nation Museum of Urban Contemporary Art began in May 2016. A late-19th century house in the Berlin district of Sch&ouml;neberg was redesigned by German architecture studio Graft.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8f/8fe27b9ec86b3odv.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8f/8fe27b9ec86b3odv.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Graft, via dw.com. </figcaption></figure><p>In <em>Deutsche Welle</em>'s interview with Yasha Young, the artistic director of the new Museum for Urban Contemporary Art, Young defends the need for a permanent home for street art: "Yes, street art belongs to the street and should stay there. The label "Museum for Street Art," although we often use it ourselves, is not quite accurate. We are much more: the museum is designed to be mobile, to connect the outside and the inside.&nbsp;The fa&ccedil;ade of the house always changes, which means the art that is created out there can be dismantled, changed&nbsp;and exhibited inside."</p> https://archinect.com/news/bustler/5968/sweden-s-kasper-salin-prize-for-best-building-of-the-year-announces-four-shortlisted-projects Sweden's Kasper Salin Prize for Best Building of the Year announces four shortlisted projects Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-09-21T14:07:00-04:00 >2017-09-21T14:07:21-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/45/45d4hee69uc72nww.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/45/45d4hee69uc72nww.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/45/45d4hee69uc72nww.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/45/45d4hee69uc72nww.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The Kasper Salin Prize for Best Building of the Year&nbsp;is awarded annually&nbsp;by the Swedish Association of Architects&nbsp;to a Swedish building or building project "of high architectural standard" &mdash; it is the country's oldest and most prestigious architectural award.&nbsp;</p><p>In the past decade, the Swedish aesthetic has been embraced globally for its clean lines,&nbsp;quiet elegance and&nbsp;strong emphasis on functionality&nbsp;and this year's selected projects are a good example of why. The shortlist&nbsp;includes the&nbsp;extension to the Museum of Sketches for Public Art by Elding Oscarson, an elderly care housing by Marge, an expansion wing for an art collection by Petra Gipp, and a school in Gothenburg by Wahlstr&ouml;m &amp; Steijner Arkitekter.</p><p>Jury Chair and founder of <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/80156745/tham-videg-rd-arkitekter" target="_blank">Tham&nbsp;&amp; Videg&aring;rd Arkitekter</a>, Bolle Tham spoke of this year's nominated projects, stating "the nominated projects show, for each in their own scale and varying prerequisites, the results of exceptionally good architectural effort. They each provide inspired and...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029618/get-lectured-university-of-virginia-fall-17 Get Lectured: University of Virginia, Fall '17 Justine Testado 2017-09-21T13:49:00-04:00 >2017-09-21T13:49:47-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/is/is97dyj6u19kwmnw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/is/is97dyj6u19kwmnw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/is/is97dyj6u19kwmnw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/is/is97dyj6u19kwmnw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/871644/2017-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2017</a></strong></p> <p>Ready or not, it's the start of a new school year. Back for Fall 2017 is Archinect's&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Get Lectured</a>,</em>&nbsp;an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back regularly to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p> <p>Have a look at the Fall '17 lectures +&nbsp;exhibition at the <a href="https://archinect.com/uva_sarc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Virginia, School of Architecture</a>.&nbsp;Lectures take place in Campbell Hall, Room 153, unless otherwise noted.</p> <p><strong>Sept 15</strong><br>ANDREW KUDLESS:&nbsp;&ldquo;Bodies in Formation&rdquo;<br>Designer and Founder, Matsys; Associate Professor, California College of the Arts&nbsp;<br>5pm</p> <p><strong>Sept 18</strong><br>FERNANDO MENIS:&nbsp;&ldquo;REASON + emotion&rdquo;<br>Architect + Founder, Menis Arquitectos; Professor, European University of Canarias; Chairman, Laboratory for Innovation in Architecture, Design and Advanced Tourism of Tene...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029442/winner-of-the-instrmnt-k-series-watch-giveaway Winner of the Instrmnt K-series watch giveaway Ellen Hancock 2017-09-21T13:00:00-04:00 >2017-09-21T17:21:02-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a1/a1ytezv5wegjbl11.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a1/a1ytezv5wegjbl11.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a1/a1ytezv5wegjbl11.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a1/a1ytezv5wegjbl11.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In Archinect's latest giveaway our readers had the chance to win a brand new K-series watch by Glasgow based design studio <a href="https://www.instrmnt.co.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Instrmnt</a>. Unlike their previous watches this series has an&nbsp;Italian made NBR compound rubber strap and new colour palette made up of fixed dilutions of 100% black. In case you missed our interview with one of the founders, Ross Baynham read it <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150026902/new-k-series-instrmnt-watch-giveaway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> now.</p> <p>The lucky winner is&nbsp;<strong>Dylan Davies&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Thanks to everyone who participated!</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029488/what-makes-mexico-city-so-vulnerable-to-earthquakes What makes Mexico City so vulnerable to earthquakes? Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-09-21T11:51:00-04:00 >2017-09-21T21:55:07-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qf/qfff977cif0uy0ux.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qf/qfff977cif0uy0ux.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qf/qfff977cif0uy0ux.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qf/qfff977cif0uy0ux.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Yesterday, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/137971/mexico-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mexico City</a> was struck by a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake. As of today, over 200 people have been reported dead as rescuers continue their efforts to recover those still trapped in the rubble. Dozens of buildings in and around the city were reduced to rubble and many more, severely damaged. Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said buildings fell at 44 places in the capital alone, including a primary school where 25 bodies have since been recovered.&nbsp;</p> <p>The temblor is the deadliest the country's capital has seen since a 1985 earthquake on the same date, exactly 32 years prior, killed thousands. Mexico sits at the boundary of three fault lines&mdash;a very active seismic zone that makes the area extremely vulnerable to earthquakes of high magnitude that are capable of destroying whole buildings and ripping fa&ccedil;ades off others. Just 12 days before, the country endured its second-largest earthquake in history when an 8.1-magnitude shake hit the states of Oaxaca and Chiapas.&nbsp;</p> <p>Mexico City, i...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150028961/in-focus-jo-underhill In Focus: Jo Underhill Ellen Hancock 2017-09-21T04:00:00-04:00 >2017-09-22T06:06:07-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l1/l1tkw6vz1xlf4ulv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l1/l1tkw6vz1xlf4ulv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l1/l1tkw6vz1xlf4ulv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l1/l1tkw6vz1xlf4ulv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/7347/in-focus" target="_blank"><em>In Focus</em></a>&nbsp;is Archinect's recurring series dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How do they work? What type of equipment do they use? What do they think about seeing their work in blogs?</p> <p>For this instalment, we interviewed <strong><a href="http://www.structuraleye.co.uk" target="_blank">Jo Underhill</a></strong> based in London.&nbsp;<strong></strong></p> https://archinect.com/news/bustler/5965/mad-s-tour-montparnasse-mirage-turns-the-eiffel-tower-upside-down MAD's Tour Montparnasse "Mirage" turns the Eiffel Tower upside down Alexander Walter 2017-09-20T18:02:00-04:00 >2017-09-20T18:17:08-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pb/pby9ekf7ym3poep7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pb/pby9ekf7ym3poep7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pb/pby9ekf7ym3poep7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pb/pby9ekf7ym3poep7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In the <a href="http://bustler.net/competitions/4630/international-competition-regarding-the-renovation-of-the-montparnasse-tower" target="_blank">international architectural competition</a> seeking to redesign Paris' infamous&nbsp;Montparnasse Tower, a <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5964/nouvelle-aom-selected-to-give-tour-montparnasse-in-paris-a-makeover" target="_blank">winner has just been picked</a>. From the list of seven candidates that made it on the shortlist (including heavy hitters like&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/382/oma" target="_blank">OMA</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/studiogang" target="_blank">Studio Gang</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/46086/dominique-perrault-architecture" target="_blank">Dominique Perrault</a>), the proposal "Mirage" by Beijing-based <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/1276712/mad-architects" target="_blank">MAD Architects</a> stands out for going beyond a&nbsp;mere building renovation and turning the imposing&nbsp;58-story structure also&nbsp;into an artistic lighting installation that reflects the city upside down.</p><p></p><p>&ldquo;At the time when it was built, Montparnasse Tower, like the Eiffel Tower, represented the pride and achievements of its era,"&nbsp;MAD&nbsp;Architects principal Ma Yansong explains. "It is mankind&rsquo;s worship of technology and power that has created this tyrannical monument. It stands out amidst classical Paris. Today, we cannot really demolish this building and the historical regrets it stands for, but we can establish a new perspective to re- examine and think about how humanity can co-exist and intera...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029482/populous-paris-2024-olympics-scheme-striving-to-create-the-most-sustainable-games-ever Populous' Paris 2024 Olympics scheme striving to create “the most sustainable Games ever” Justine Testado 2017-09-20T17:49:00-04:00 >2017-09-20T17:49:29-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5y/5ymnarfeos9j191q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5y/5ymnarfeos9j191q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5y/5ymnarfeos9j191q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5y/5ymnarfeos9j191q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>According to the team, the designs for both the new and temporary venues and facilities &lsquo;will seek to shape and integrate sporting spectacles in the city&rsquo;s urban landscape while supporting Paris 2024&rsquo;s commitment to be the most sustainable games ever&rsquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As seen in&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149991911/take-a-look-at-the-already-dilapidated-facilities-of-the-rio-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rio 2016</a> to&nbsp;<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2012/jul/19/olympic-games-green-targets" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London 2012</a>, sustainability is an ongoing issue for cities hosting the Olympic Games. Recently, Populous and consultancy group Egis&nbsp;unveiled the first rendering of their design for the Paris 2024 Olympics,&nbsp;<a href="https://populous.com/news/2017/09/13/populous-egis-bid-olympic-paralympic-venues-secures-ioc-approval-paris-2024-games/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">stating</a> that their concept will help create &ldquo;the most sustainable Games ever&rdquo;.</p> <p>&ldquo;Our mission was to understand how each sport and discipline could best function in existing venues, new buildings when required as legacy and temporary modular sites, identifying the best option in each case,&rdquo; says Egis' Diogo Taddei, who supervised the work of the consortium. &ldquo;One of the biggest challenges was to transform illustrious Parisian monuments into sports venues, adapting them to the requirements of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/firms/project/25989684/tilt-shift-house/150029349 Tilt-Shift House by Aaron Neubert Architects aneubert 2017-09-20T17:44:00-04:00 >2017-09-20T17:44:28-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bn/bneyoheudd0xgz9r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bn/bneyoheudd0xgz9r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bn/bneyoheudd0xgz9r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bn/bneyoheudd0xgz9r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The project site for this 2,100 sf residence is a 3,750 sf ascending northwesterly facing parcel with panoramic views towards Los Angeles&rsquo; Silver Lake Hills and Reservoir. The residence is situated adjacent to multiple significant mid-century modern homes, including William Kesling&rsquo;s Vanderpool and Wilson Houses, and the Allyn Morris cantilevered duplex. Due to the adjacency of these neighboring properties and the lack of natural open space available as a result of the limited size and extreme slope of the site, a series of plan shifts were generated to create numerous exterior living spaces within the volume of the residence.</p> <p>Organized as a rigorously stacked and shifted volume of three levels, the house is situated upon a subterranean garage inserted into the hillside. The second floor, primarily an open plan of living spaces that engage the entry and street facing decks, perceptually expands the interior. The third floor, consisting of the bedrooms, is accessed by a ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029457/architecture-billings-index-in-august-continues-to-increase-pointing-to-future-healthy-growth Architecture Billings Index in August continues to increase, "pointing to future healthy growth" Alexander Walter 2017-09-20T15:49:00-04:00 >2017-09-20T15:50:25-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s9/s9aio7hvfv5vkc5s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s9/s9aio7hvfv5vkc5s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s9/s9aio7hvfv5vkc5s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s9/s9aio7hvfv5vkc5s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>With all geographic regions and building project sectors showing positive conditions, there continues to be a heightened level of demand for design services [...] the August ABI score was 53.7, up from a score of 51.9 in the previous month. This score reflects an increase in design services provided by U.S. architecture firms [...]. The new projects inquiry index was 62.5, up from a reading of 59.5 the previous month, while the new design contracts index eased somewhat from 56.4 to 54.2.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"The August results continue a string of very positive readings from the design professions, pointing to future healthy growth across the major construction sectors, as well as across the major regions of the country,&rdquo; said AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, PhD. &ldquo;Given the focus and discussions around the infrastructure needs of the nation, we expect strong growth in design activity for the coming months and years."</em></p> <p>The AIA reports these key ABI stats for the month of August:<br></p> <ul><li>Regional averages: South (55.7), Northeast (54.3), Midwest (52.5), West (51.3)</li><li>Sector index breakdown: commercial / industrial (57.6), multi-family residential (53.8), mixed practice (52.5), institutional (50.1)</li><li>Project inquiries index: 62.5</li><li>Design contracts index: 54.2</li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/bustler/5964/nouvelle-aom-selected-to-give-tour-montparnasse-in-paris-a-makeover Nouvelle AOM selected to give Tour Montparnasse in Paris a makeover Alexander Walter 2017-09-20T15:20:00-04:00 >2017-09-20T18:04:58-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2h/2hg70r74r0fk4phl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2h/2hg70r74r0fk4phl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2h/2hg70r74r0fk4phl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2h/2hg70r74r0fk4phl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Not many buildings in Paris are as generally despised as the 58-story, 1970s&nbsp;Tour Montparnasse &mdash;&nbsp;seen by most residents and visitors as an out-of-place skyscraper and a stain on the city's urban panorama. Attempting to give&nbsp;the tower a fresh look, and also bringing its building performance&nbsp;into the 21st century, an <a href="http://bustler.net/competitions/4630/international-competition-regarding-the-renovation-of-the-montparnasse-tower" target="_blank">international architectural competition</a> was launched in 2016.&nbsp;</p><p>The winners have now been announced, and team&nbsp;Nouvelle AOM emerged victoriously &mdash; beating out competition from household names like <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/382/oma" target="_blank">OMA</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/studiogang" target="_blank">Studio Gang</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/46086/dominique-perrault-architecture" target="_blank">Dominique Perrault</a>,&nbsp;and <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/1276712/mad-architects" target="_blank">MAD Architects</a> &mdash;&nbsp;to give&nbsp;Tour Montparnasse a new identity.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029480/scientists-discover-octlantis-an-underwater-city-engineered-by-octopuses Scientists discover "Octlantis", an underwater city engineered by octopuses Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-09-20T15:02:00-04:00 >2017-09-22T01:03:34-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ds/ds0itjlsmwjsmmg0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ds/ds0itjlsmwjsmmg0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ds/ds0itjlsmwjsmmg0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ds/ds0itjlsmwjsmmg0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The octopuses didn&rsquo;t just drift toward the same secure-looking outcroppings, though. Once there, they built piles out of shells from scallops, clams, and other animals they ate, then sculpted the piles into dens, &ldquo;making these octopuses true environmental engineers,&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Scientists have found a new example of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/27143/animal-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">animal architecture</a>, this time a city made by usually solitary octopuses. Named Octlantis, this underwater city is engineered by a group of 15 octopuses. Octopuses are known to be builders of their own&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/162137/animal-habitats" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">habitat</a> but, until now, had not be discovered to live in groups. Researchers observed the animals "congregating, communicating, dwelling together, and even evicting each other from dens."</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029461/taller-ken-s-okio-boutique-is-a-giant-billboard-for-eyewear Taller KEN's OKIO boutique is a giant billboard for eyewear Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-09-20T14:40:00-04:00 >2017-09-21T13:39:05-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f1/f1gcr9l8pfrm609k.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f1/f1gcr9l8pfrm609k.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f1/f1gcr9l8pfrm609k.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f1/f1gcr9l8pfrm609k.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Doubling as a giant billboard and storefront, the OKIO eyewear boutique in Guatemala features an eye-catching fa&ccedil;ade shaped like a pair of cat's eyeglasses.&nbsp;</p> <figure><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f5/f5xbpuuv5vxhwrww.jpg?fit=crop&amp;auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=728"></figure><p>The project was designed by architectural practice <a href="https://archinect.com/tallerken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taller KEN</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/149990254/small-studio-snapshots-taller-ken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recently featured</a> in our <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshots series</a>.&nbsp;</p> <figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ey/eyvlpkwxkikl9i7b.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ey/eyvlpkwxkikl9i7b.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Photo credits: Byron Marmol, Marcelo Gutierrez</figcaption></figure></figure><p>The giant, circular windows make clear the usage, bring in natural light and allow outsiders to window shop. Throughout the store&mdash;which contains a retail area, exam room, restrooms and storage&mdash;this playful geometry is carried out. A large 'oculus' skylight, brightens up the interior and mirrors of different shapes and sizes&nbsp;reflect the different shapes in the ceiling and fa&ccedil;ade.</p> <figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qx/qxn4jrwdbvxww0co.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qx/qxn4jrwdbvxww0co.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Photo credits: Byron Marmol, Marcelo Gutierrez </figcaption></figure></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/au/auersmoxf0yc0nzq.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/au/auersmoxf0yc0nzq.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo credits: Byron Marmol, Marcelo Gutierrez </figcaption></figure><p>Inside,&nbsp;a custom display bar and cashier are positioned underneath the skylight at the center of the space. Interior details are designed with natural wood that contrasts the cool white of the ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029458/zha-projects-light-on-18th-century-castle ZHA projects light on 18th century castle Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-09-20T14:08:00-04:00 >2017-09-20T14:08:24-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8t/8trtpqn30vyo1sbb.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8t/8trtpqn30vyo1sbb.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8t/8trtpqn30vyo1sbb.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8t/8trtpqn30vyo1sbb.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>&lsquo;Behaviour Morphe&rsquo; is a collaboration between <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/692528/zha" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects</a> (ZHA), digital artists and computer science researchers Andy Lomas and Mubbasir Kapadia, and musician Max Cooper. It consists of dynamic light mapping projections on Karlsruhe&rsquo;s Baroque castle in Germany. &nbsp;The piece was created for the 2017 Schlosslichtspiele Festival, which presents projections on the 170 meters facade of the castle. Schlosslichtspiele marries digital art and 18th century German masonry to create unique works.</p> <figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e6/e6eeunyptm1t3rnl.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e6/e6eeunyptm1t3rnl.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Behaviour Morphe&rsquo; by ZHA for Schlosslichtspiele Festival 2017</figcaption></figure><p>In &ldquo;Behaviour Morphe&rdquo; ZHA presents its latest digital spatial simulation tools used for the analysis and design of its architecture. The projection interacts with the spaces of the castle using real time data, highlighting the research of ZHA&rsquo;s Computational Design (ZH CODE) on iterative systems of development.</p> <figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wc/wcff6i5u3s8p0ru3.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wc/wcff6i5u3s8p0ru3.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Behaviour Morphe&rsquo; by ZHA for Schlosslichtspiele Festival 2017</figcaption></figure><p>Musician Max Cooper said, &ldquo;ZHA's ideas and work fit well with ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029446/get-lectured-carnegie-mellon-university-fall-17 Get Lectured: Carnegie Mellon University, Fall '17 Justine Testado 2017-09-20T13:22:00-04:00 >2017-09-20T13:22:56-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6x/6xb72i4599gdhm95.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6x/6xb72i4599gdhm95.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6x/6xb72i4599gdhm95.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6x/6xb72i4599gdhm95.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/871644/2017-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2017</a></strong></p> <p>Ready or not, it's the start of a new school year. Back for Fall 2017 is Archinect's&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Get Lectured</a>,</em>&nbsp;an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back regularly to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p> <p>Check out the <a href="https://archinect.com/cmusoa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture</a>'s&nbsp;latest lecture series below.</p> <p><strong>Sept 18</strong><br>JING LIU / SO-IL<br>&ldquo;Order, Edge, Aura&rdquo;<br>5:00pm | Kresge Theatre</p> <p><strong>Sept 25</strong><br><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/8399/aaron-betsky" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AARON BETSKY</a> / SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AT TALIESIN<br>&ldquo;Make It Alive: Beyond New Buildings&rdquo;<br>5:00pm | Kresge Theatre</p> <p><strong>Oct 2</strong><br>MY ARCHITECTURE: A Discussion on Architectural Careers in the Creative Arts<br>5:00pm | Kresge Theatre&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Oct 13</strong><br><a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150028158/ds-r-studio-gang-keller-easterling-among-exhibitors-selected-for-the-u-s-pavilion-at-the-2018-venice-architecture-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KELLER EASTERLING</a> / YALE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE<br>&ldquo;Medium Design&rdquo;<br>5:00pm | Kresge Theatre</p> <p><strong>Oct 23</strong><br>CARLO RATTI / MIT SENSEABLE CITY LAB<br>&ldquo;Se...</p> https://archinect.com/news/bustler/5962/a-giant-oval-playhouse-filled-with-joy-fuji-kindergarten-by-tezuka-architects-wins-2017-moriyama-raic-prize “A giant oval playhouse filled with joy”: Fuji Kindergarten by Tezuka Architects wins 2017 Moriyama RAIC Prize Justine Testado 2017-09-20T12:17:00-04:00 >2017-09-20T12:17:36-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gk/gkyf99q43r52bxxl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gk/gkyf99q43r52bxxl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gk/gkyf99q43r52bxxl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gk/gkyf99q43r52bxxl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>That's a wrap for the 2017 Moriyama RAIC Prize! Out of a competitive <a href="http://bustler.net/news/search/moriyama/5683/four-projects-shortlisted-for-2017-moriyama-raic-prize" target="_blank">shortlist</a> of four projects, the Fuji Kindergarten in the Tokyo suburb of Tachikawa&nbsp;was crowned the winner of the CAD&nbsp;$100,000 prize. The prize&nbsp;celebrates a single architectural project that is &ldquo;transformative within its social context&rdquo; and deemed exemplary of positively impactful and inclusive design.&nbsp;Li Xiaodong&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/3955/li-xiaodong-s-liyuan-library-wins-inaugural-moriyama-raic-international-prize" target="_blank">won the inaugural Moriyama Prize in 2014</a>&nbsp;for the&nbsp;Liyuan Library.</p><p>Designed by Tokyo-based <a href="http://www.tezuka-arch.com/" target="_blank">Tezuka Architects</a>, Fuji Kindergarten is a&nbsp;one-story, oval-shaped building with an enrollment of&nbsp;600 children ages 2-6 &mdash; making it one of Japan's largest kindergartens. The jury expressed delight with the project, describing it as&nbsp;&ldquo;a giant playhouse filled with joy and energy, scaled to a broad range of the human condition&rdquo;.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029249/what-not-to-miss-at-this-year-s-designjunction-the-leading-destination-for-design-arts-and-culture What not to miss at this year's designjunction, the leading destination for design, arts and culture Sponsor 2017-09-20T04:00:00-04:00 >2017-09-19T12:43:59-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ls/lskw6izn9f6vjla0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ls/lskw6izn9f6vjla0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ls/lskw6izn9f6vjla0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ls/lskw6izn9f6vjla0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9h/9h5ac0bnaiobtyic.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9h/9h5ac0bnaiobtyic.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></figure></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by&nbsp;<a href="http://thedesignjunction.co.uk/london/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">designjunction</a>.</strong></em><br></p> <p>Now in its seventh year,&nbsp;<a href="https://thedesignjunction.co.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">designjunction</a>&nbsp;returns to Kings Cross this September (21-24) as part of the annual London Design Festival. The 2017 edition of the show will present more than 200 international design brands, hundreds of product launches, 70 tempting pop-up shops and bespoke installations, in addition to the schedule of lively talks and debates.</p> <p>The show will take place across five key sites &ndash; all within a stone&rsquo;s throw of each other, including the centrally located Granary Square (registration and installations), Cubitt House (lighting and furniture), Cubitt Park (emerging designers and materials), The Crossing (installations and partnership projects) and The Canopy (retail).&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Cubitt House and Cubitt Park&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Due to popular demand, designjunction expands its trade destination. Cubitt House remains a focused furniture and lighting destination, whilst Cubitt Park, a new pavilion located opposite, will house luxury accessories and ma...</p> https://archinect.com/firms/project/39456/sib-gr-nneviks-ren/150029397 SIB Grønneviksøren by 3RW arkitekter catarina@3rw.no 2017-09-20T03:59:00-04:00 >2017-09-20T12:58:42-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4y/4yg258kimv1k3d6r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4y/4yg258kimv1k3d6r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4y/4yg258kimv1k3d6r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4y/4yg258kimv1k3d6r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The student housing at Gr&oslash;nneviks&oslash;ren is an attempt to answer one of our biggest challenges in today&rsquo;s growing cities: How to create good architecture for a great number of people who need homes for a low budget in the city center?</p> <p>Bergen is today home to 27 000 students spread over various academic institutions in the city. Planning accommodation complying with the future student needs will strengthen their role as active participants in the urban arena. As of today, the city offers a wide range of social arenas for them to participate in. Their evaluation and renewal will be necessary to complete future residential strategies. The transformation area of Gronneviksoren is located in the outskirt of the urban area with about 20 min. walking distance to the centre of Bergen.</p> <p>The project is a low cost building based on 727 modules manufactured in a factory and transported by boat to the construction site. Gronneviksoren represents one of the largest modular buildings in Europe.</p> <p>The st...</p> https://archinect.com/firms/project/39456/straumehagen-residential-apartments/150029396 Straumehagen Residential Apartments by 3RW arkitekter catarina@3rw.no 2017-09-20T03:49:00-04:00 >2017-09-20T12:59:19-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pr/pr92ivhwnfep4nt3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pr/pr92ivhwnfep4nt3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pr/pr92ivhwnfep4nt3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pr/pr92ivhwnfep4nt3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Straumehagen is the latest addition to the centre of the new urban development of Straume, an island outside Bergen. 3RW arkitekter have designed the building to allow each apartment unit to look onto a communal courtyard with views towards the surrounding mountains and sea.&nbsp;</p> <p>Perforated metal sheets adorn the north facade to provide protection from strong winds and ornament to the outdoor corridors leading into each residential unit. The building meets the ground with a one-storey timber envelope for commercial and office spaces.</p> <p>Painted in cream-colour, the building speaks to its sister building, Sartorg&aring;rden, also designed by 3RW arkitekter and completed in 2013, cladded in tones of green. Straumehagen is part of the second phase of the new quarter, and together both projects aim at delivering the first steps towards the compact and vibrant urban development of Straume. They are amongst the first projects built as part of Fjell Municipality and Hordaland Regions&rsquo; plans for the com...</p>