Archinect 2019-03-22T22:47:24-04:00 Log 45 by Log anyonecorporation 2019-03-22T20:07:00-04:00 >2019-03-22T20:07:24-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>From Pritzker Prize laureate Wang Shu on Song dynasty landscape paintings to Elizabeth Diller on orchestrating an opera on the High Line, architects thinking transformatively and reflecting critically are at the heart of <em>Log</em> 45 (Winter/Spring 2019). In this open issue, architects, curators, and critics observe the world at both the large and small scale, from Paola Antonelli on curating &ldquo;Broken Nature&rdquo; at the Milan Triennale, to Peter Trummer on an inoperable Anthropocene window; from Stephan Tr&uuml;by on right-wing reconstruction efforts in Germany, to Patrick Templeton on &ldquo;Adjacencies&rdquo; at Yale. This issue also features reviews of a number of recent books: Henry N. Cobb reflects on the role of philosophy in <em>Schinkel</em>; Jeffrey Kipnis analyzes Cobb&rsquo;s own newly published memoir; Lars Lerup responds to a <em>Call to Order</em>; Caspar Pearson compares two books produced for the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale; David Erdman introduces <em>Possible Mediums</em>; and Douglas Hartig tackles MOS Architects&rsquo; for...</p> 2019 Serpentine Pavilion architect ​Junya Ishigami draws criticism for unpaid internships in Japan Justine Testado 2019-03-22T16:01:00-04:00 >2019-03-22T16:07:29-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>A few weeks after <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">being commissioned</a> to design the 2019 Serpentine Pavilion, Junya Ishigami + Associates and the Serpentine Galleries are now under fire after it emerged&nbsp;that the big-name firm uses unpaid interns in Japan,&nbsp;the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects' Journal&nbsp;reported today</a>.</p> <p>An email sent by Junya Ishigami + Associates in response to a student seeking an internship opportunity lists a set of &ldquo;conditions&rdquo;, which include unpaid interns having to provide their own software and computer equipment, and working Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight for a period of at least 8-12 weeks. Artist/designer Adam Nathaniel Furman <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">tweeted</a> a screenshot of the email last week...</p> <p><br><br></p> <p>Though controversial in the UK,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">unpaid internships</a> are still common practice in Japan. Before opening his own practice, Ishigami worked for SANAA &mdash; who has <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">also been criticized</a>&nbsp;in the past for not paying their interns &mdash; until 2004.&nbsp;</p> <p>According to the Architects' Journal, the Serpentine Gallery said &ldquo;it was not aware the practice used ...</p> Gehry's Guggenheim Bilbao lights up covered in Jenny Holzer projections this week Alexander Walter 2019-03-22T15:45:00-04:00 >2019-03-22T15:46:52-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents Jenny Holzer: Thing Indescribable, a survey of work by one of the most outstanding artists of our time. This exhibition features new works, including a series of light projections on the facade of the museum, which can be viewed each night from March 21 to March 30.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"The artist&rsquo;s aim is to engage the public by creating evocative spaces that ask viewers to consider and potentially define their positions on contentious issues including the global refugee crisis, violence against women, and systemic abuses of power," reads the description of the new exhibition <em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jenny Holzer: Thing Indescribable</a></em>.</p> <p>"The exhibition features newly created works, including electronic signs animated by robotic assemblies, paintings, and light projections. Writing by Basque, Spanish, and international poets will be projected onto the museum&rsquo;s facade after dark from March 21 to March 30, creating a series of nighttime public events."</p> <a href=";utm_medium=loading" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href=";utm_medium=loading" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Indescriptible es la mejor palabra que describe la exposici&oacute;n &ldquo;Jenny Holzer. Lo Indescriptible" #Inauguraci&oacute;n #HolzerGuggenheimBilbao Patrocina #Fundaci&oacute;nBBVA</a><br> A post shared by <a href=";utm_medium=loading" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Museo Guggenheim Bilbao</a> (@museoguggenheim) on Mar 22, 2019 at 4:02am PDT<br><p>Frank Gehry's buildings are no strangers to becomin...</p> Everything's Gonna Be Great; A Conversation with Eva Hagberg Paul Petrunia 2019-03-22T15:40:00-04:00 >2019-03-22T18:51:59-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>On this episode of Archinect Sessions we're&nbsp;joined by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eva Hagberg</a>, a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NY-based writer</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architectural consultant</a>. Our conversation covers Eva&rsquo;s architectural studies at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Princeton</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Berkeley</a>, and how that transitioned into a successful writing career spanning <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture criticism</a> to writing about her own life in her recently published memoir <em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How to Be Loved</a></em>. We also talk about the unique personality traits of architects and her approach to helping architects communicate.<br></p> <p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 138 of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a>, &ldquo;Everything's Gonna Be Great&rdquo;.</p> <ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://pcast//" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>:&nbsp;subscribe&nbsp;with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p><br></p> Sales of High Line condos at Zaha Hadid's 520 West 28th Street sluggish Alexander Walter 2019-03-22T13:58:00-04:00 >2019-03-22T17:21:24-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The high-end condo building at 520 W. 28th St. along the High Line that the company completed roughly two years ago appears so far to be a rare bust. According to property records, only 16 of the building's 39 units have sold, a roughly 40% sell through that shrinks to an even smaller percentage when measured by square footage. That's because the building's largest and most expensive apartments, including its three penthouse units, all remain unsold.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>How 'bout this one? Nothing? Photo: Hufton+Crow.</figcaption></figure> Our weekly wrap-up of new design competitions worth checking out Bustler Editors 2019-03-22T12:00:00-04:00 >2019-03-21T20:54:38-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>We get it. It can get a little overwhelming keeping up with the dozens of new&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">architecture competitions</a>&nbsp;launching worldwide on any given week &mdash; let alone having to stay on top of the multiple deadlines for each and every one. That's why&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;is here to help! At the end of every week, we'll share a quick selection of our newest design&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">competition submissions</a>&nbsp;that we think are worth a look, as well as some ongoing ones you might have missed the first time. Check out our latest competition recommendations below.</p> Post-Screen: A Criticism of Digital Screens Ebrahim Poustinchi 2019-03-22T09:30:00-04:00 >2019-03-20T20:07:23-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>I was struggling for a while with how to label/title possible thoughts and ideas for this column on Archinect; a series of texts and visual materials developed around creative <a href="" target="_blank">robotics</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">philosophy</a>, interaction design, XR, etc. and all as part of a design-thinking towards <a href="" target="_blank">post-digital</a> discourse! I know! It seems to be a lot, and it IS a lot! This struggle, however, led into a bigger/deeper question about the notion of what I&mdash;and a group of my colleagues and friends, do.&nbsp;</p> Spring has arrived! Here are 10 fresh examples of architectural landscapes & outdoor spaces. Alexander Walter 2019-03-22T09:00:00-04:00 >2019-03-22T15:44:15-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p> <p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p> <p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Outdoors</em></a>.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manitouwabing Lake Residence</a> in Parry Sound, Canada by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MJMA</a><br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">QUAD HOUSE</a> in Beijing, China by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ARCHISTRY design&amp;research office</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization</a> in Toronto, Canada by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PLANT Architect Inc.</a>; Photo: Steven Evans Photography<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Borough High Street Hotel</a> in London, UK by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LTS Architects</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skyline Residence</a> in Santa Barbara, CA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ShubinDonaldson</a>; Photo: Jeremy Bittermann<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House</a> in Geumsan, South Korea by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">studio_GAON</a>; Photo: Youngchea Park<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hood Cliff Retreat</a> in Hood Canal, WA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wittman Estes Architecture + Landscape</a>; Photo: Andrew Pogue<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Xinzhai Coffee Manor</a> in Yunnan, China by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Trace Architecture Offi...</a></p> Could the photos and videos taken by visitors to the Vessel really become its private property? Shane Reiner-Roth 2019-03-21T19:50:00-04:00 >2019-03-22T22:41:38-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The Hudson Yards development has been the subject of much recent criticism, but it is a notice in its Terms &amp; Conditions that has crossed the line for many of its visitors. Effective March 19th, one would find this warning article on the Vessel's website:</p> <p><em>7. NOTICE OF FILMING OR RECORDING. I agree that all photographs, audio recordings, and video footage taken of me while at the Vessel, and any derivative works (&ldquo;Recordings&rdquo;), will be the sole property of Company. As the owner of the Recordings, Company has the unconditional, irrevocable right (exercisable by Company or by third parties on Company&rsquo;s behalf) to reproduce, display and use the Recordings, including for advertising, marketing and promotional purposes, in all media and formats, whether now known or later developed. I further authorize Company to store the Recordings on a database and transfer the Recording to third parties in conjunction with security and marketing procedures undertaken by Company.&nbsp;</em></p> <p>This one paragraph ha...</p> Studio Libeskind to redesign Museo Regional de Tarapacá for Chile's Regional Anthropological Museum of Iquique Justine Testado 2019-03-21T19:46:00-04:00 >2019-03-22T16:22:10-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Daniel Libeskind</a> released a few images of their proposed design of the new Museo Regional de Tarapaca&#769; for the Regional Anthropological Museum of Iquique in northern <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chile</a>. The project is part of a larger development plan led by Mayor&nbsp;Mauricio Soria Macchiavello and his team.&nbsp;</p> <p>Dubbed by the studio as &ldquo;El Dragon de Tarapaca&#769;&rdquo;, the&nbsp;new 3,760m2 building will replace the old museum built in 1892, which can currently display only 20 percent of their collection. Featuring the signature sharp, angular forms of a Libeskind building, the new museum's design was inspired by the Atapaca Desert's stark landscape and Iquique's urban dune, the &ldquo;Cerro Dragon&rdquo;.&nbsp;Exhibitions in the new building will&nbsp;display 6,000 years of northern Chilean history.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Courtesy of Studio Libeskind.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Courtesy of Studio Libeskind.</figcaption></figure><p>A sloped garden will lead up to the building's entrance hall, which will be topped by a cafe that overlooks the Southern coastline. Three pairs of parallel vertical walls shape the major space...</p> Dodi Moss/Edoardo Tresoldi's design for the Italian Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai evokes classical architecture in wire mesh Alexander Walter 2019-03-21T16:12:00-04:00 >2019-03-21T16:12:48-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The architectural competition to design the Italian Pavilion for <a href="" target="_blank">Expo 2020 Dubai</a> under the theme "Beauty Unites People" recently selected carlorattiassociati as the winning proposal, and Gianluca Peluffa &amp; Partners as the second prize winner.&nbsp;</p><p>The third place was given to a team led by emerging Genoa-based design firm Dodi Moss in collaboration with shooting-star artist <a href="" target="_blank">Edoardo Tresoldi</a> and SCA as the architect of record.&nbsp;</p><p>Take a look at team Dodi Moss' proposal below.&nbsp;</p> Bubblewrap by afoam andrewweigand 2019-03-21T16:11:00-04:00 >2019-03-21T16:13:09-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>A entry in the Architectural League of New York and Socrates Sculpture Park&rsquo;s 2019 Folly/Function competition to design and build an entry and information kiosk for the park.</p> <p>Inspired by its eponymous material and the playful idea of children&rsquo;s soap-bubbles in the park, and developed through a process of exploring the limits of plastic cladding, BubbleWrap takes the familiar form of a cube and distorts it by cladding it in thermo-formed, translucent acrylic &ldquo;bubbles.&rdquo; An 8&rsquo; x 8&rsquo; x 8&rsquo; cube is framed using a mix of weather-resistant MDO plywood and wood framing to create a structural frame, which is clad in custom-formed, translucent acrylic &ldquo;bubbles,&rdquo; similar to those commonly used in skylights.</p> As we celebrate its 130th birthday, we look at the copycats inspired by the Eiffel Tower Shane Reiner-Roth 2019-03-21T15:35:00-04:00 >2019-03-21T17:54:00-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><em>"Beyond its strictly Parisian statement, it touches the most general human image-repertoire: its simple, primary&nbsp;shape confers upon it the vocation of an infinite cipher ... [Gustave] Eiffel saw his Tower in the form of a serious&nbsp;object, rational, useful; men return it to him in the form of a great baroque dream which quite naturally touches&nbsp;on the borders of the irrational."</em></p> <p><em>- Roland Barthes, &ldquo;The Eiffel Tower,&rdquo; 1964</em></p> <p>Who would have guessed that the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eiffel Tower</a>, a widely despised structure at the time of its completion exactly 130 years ago, would not only become an icon, but the <em>icon of icons</em>? Did its image become so pervasive in the modern era because it is not a sacred monument, as Roland Barthes had observed, but rather a secular one? Is it because it signaled the escalation of the Industrial Revolution, both in its simplicity and its ingenuity of structural form?</p> <p>Whatever the reason, the iconic structure has inspired over 30 imitators spread across the globe of varying scales ...</p> School Studio's “Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear” wins Folly/Function 2019 Justine Testado 2019-03-21T15:06:00-04:00 >2019-03-21T15:06:47-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Out of 64 international submissions, &ldquo;Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear&rdquo; by Brooklyn-based <a href="" target="_blank">School Studio</a> was the grand prize winner of the <a href="" target="_blank">2019 Folly/Function competition</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>The yearly Architectural League of New York competition invites emerging architects and designers to propose a temporary outdoor installation that explores art and architecture, while also addressing and improving the conditions of the Socrates Sculpture Park in New York. The 2019 edition challenged entrants to design and fabricate an entry kiosk that will be placed at the park entrance this summer.</p> 'We believe there is no good Brexit:' British architects respond to impending EU withdrawal Alexander Walter 2019-03-21T13:59:00-04:00 >2019-03-22T20:01:55-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Just like manufacturing, architecture is dependent on international trade. British architects export their services, bringing back work and revenues, while a net influx of foreign architects fills offices: A fifth of the profession nationwide is foreign, and in London, a third, according to British architect Piers Taylor. Norman Foster, who heads Foster + Partners, more than 1,000 architects strong, said, &ldquo;My practice absolutely depends on talent, and much of that talent is foreign.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The <em>Los Angeles Times</em> details responses of leading British architects, including&nbsp;David Chipperfield, Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, in the light of the looming March 29 deadline for the UK to officially leave the EU&mdash;if this <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brexit</a> happens without further delay.</p> <p>"Chipperfield has emerged as architecture&rsquo;s Churchill in the letter-writing campaign, as he has waged an eloquent, diplomatic campaign of letters to the Royal Institute of British Architects and the <em>Guardian</em>, among others," writes Joseph Giovannini for the <em>LAT</em>. "Like other 'remainers' who mainly argue staying in the EU in economic terms, Chipperfield does acknowledge the economic advantages of remaining, but he points out that commercial criteria and the myopia of money have crowded out the philosophical and political debate."</p> <p>Last June, the <em>AJ</em> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reported</a> that prominent UK architecture firms, Foster + Partners and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, even considered leaving London for the European Union if Brexit meant a significan...</p> Some Clients Are Jerks. And That's OK. Arnaud Marthouret 2019-03-21T10:54:00-04:00 >2019-03-21T22:51:36-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><strong>What we make things mean.</strong></p> <p>We&rsquo;re all guilty of passing quick judgement on others. We do it everyday, most often without giving it a second thought. That <em>idiot</em> who cut in front of you in traffic or the <em>uncouth teen</em> who didn&rsquo;t hold the door of the caf&eacute; as you were trying to get in with your stroller and a myriad of kids in tow. It&rsquo;s hardwired in our brains as a remnant of a time when we had to make split-second decisions that would make the difference between life and death. It worked well as a survival heuristic, but nowadays, where the most dangerous activity most of us voluntarily engage in daily is driving, very rarely any of us have to face real and unexpected danger.</p> Hengli International Headquarters by Mecanoo mecanoo PR 2019-03-20T23:08:00-04:00 >2019-03-20T23:08:57-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Ranked as one of the cities with the most skyscrapers, Shenzhen is the epitome of a contemporary megalopolis. In this dense urban context, the city&rsquo;s policies focus on the quality of public life and innovative green design. The Hengli Group Headquarters&nbsp;will host the world's largest&nbsp;<em>weaving</em>&nbsp;enterprise&nbsp;in a Shenzhen Bay landmark, displaying the company&rsquo;s culture in line with the new ambitious urban policies. Mecanoo&rsquo;s design is a composition of two volumes with a commercial plinth. The top two levels of the lower building are fused to the 238 m high tower.&nbsp;</p> <p>The volumes contract and expand to accommodate public space and vegetation on different levels. The plinth is &lsquo;carved out&rsquo; to create a sense of scale and increase permeability at ground level. A lively meeting point, the ground floor urban square leads to the main entrances and links the pedestrian routes through the site. This square is open to a sunken plaza which provides access to the metro and to two underground parking level...</p> Silver Building by SODA Jack CG 2019-03-20T23:07:00-04:00 >2019-03-20T23:07:34-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The Silver Building is an imposing concrete structure between the Royal Docks and Silvertown that provides London&rsquo;s latest meanwhile space for creative enterprises, start-ups and local businesses.</p> <p>Originally built in 1965 for British Oil and Cake Mills, the site was left derelict for over 20 years and has now been transformed to&nbsp;become a dramatic, short-term&nbsp;workspace for everyone from set and fashion designers to music producers. Our interventions include the creation of a new entrance with void to the reception and bar, a&nbsp;variety of studios suitable for one to 20 people, a large picture frame window inserted at mezzanine level with views into the maker-space below and future flexibility for potential roof terraces and photography studios.</p> <p>Leading social entrepreneur Nick Hartwright is behind the scheme and the grand unveiling&nbsp;was during Spring 2018.</p> <p>Photo Credit: Agnese Sanvito,&nbsp;Luke O&rsquo;Donovan, Lewis Khan</p> Maineville Residence by John Senhauser Architects senhauserarchitects 2019-03-20T23:06:00-04:00 >2019-03-20T23:06:53-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>A couple with two young children wanted to build a home on rural property near Maineville, Ohio.&nbsp; The brief was quite typical, suggesting three bedrooms, 2 &frac12; baths, kitchen/dining/living, support spaces, studio, and garage. A budget of $300,000 was challenging because the hillside site needed a well, septic system, propane storage, and electric service.&nbsp; To help with the cost, the clients personally furnished and installed the cabinetry and hardwood flooring. </p> <p>Given the context, budget, and program, we settled on the form of a simple bar approached via a dogtrot created by a detached garage.&nbsp; A partially-covered terrace was inserted along the south fa&ccedil;ade, overlooking the woods and pond beyond.&nbsp; The north face provides a more formal entry sequence.&nbsp; The iconic farmhouse shape with its lean-to addition provides a regimented container for the open plan of the first floor, and the explicit plan of the second floor.&nbsp; Fiber cement panel siding with battens and prefinished metal roofin...</p> 500 Broadway by Koning Eizenberg Architecture kearch 2019-03-20T22:57:00-04:00 >2019-03-20T22:57:37-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>This mixed-use apartment, located two blocks from the new light-rail terminus, configures neighborhood serving retail space along the street&nbsp; to encourage active pedestrian use with widened sidewalks, outdoor seating and bicycle parking. Cross-grain massing and a linear approach to public space challenged local planning guidelines that favored internal courtyards and discreet public open spaces. City guidelines were updated in response: now, this project is used as a model for good development.</p> <p>Two hundred and fifty units varying in size units&nbsp; flank upper level courtyards to create nested communities. South and&nbsp; west facing apartments have movable screens that provide personalized control of sun and privacy and contribute to LEED Platinum aspirations.</p> <p>Selected Awards<br>2014 World Architecture Festival Shortlist, Future Projects</p> <p>See more <a href="" target="_blank">500 Broadway</a></p> Zaha Hadid-designed Danjiang Bridge in Taiwan scheduled for 2024 opening Justine Testado 2019-03-20T18:11:00-04:00 >2019-03-20T18:13:02-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>After winning <a href="" target="_blank">the competition</a> back in 2015, <a href="" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects</a> was appointed to design the Danjiang Bridge in Taiwan. Today, ZHA announced the start of construction on the 920-meter structure, which will reportedly be the world's longest single-mast, asymmetric cable-stayed bridge, ZHA says. As of right now, the $405.2 million bridge will be constructed in 68 months and open in 2024.</p> This AI converts simple sketches into photorealistic landscapes—and architecture will be next Alexander Walter 2019-03-20T15:10:00-04:00 >2019-03-21T13:37:42-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Today at Nvidia GTC 2019, the company unveiled a stunning image creator. Using generative adversarial networks, users of the software are with just a few clicks able to sketch images that are nearly photorealistic. The software will instantly turn a couple of lines into a gorgeous mountaintop sunset. This is MS Paint for the AI age.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The&nbsp;GauGAN&nbsp;image creation system Nvidia presented this week is an impressive foreshadowing of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AI</a>'s rapid advancement into creative fields, like art and architecture&mdash;and a frightening example of the increasing ease of producing (nearly) photorealistic&nbsp;inauthentic imagery.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Screenshot of the GauGAN app. Image: Nvidia.</figcaption></figure><p>The possibilities of this crude demo tool for future, more sophisticated architectural application are hauntingly plentiful, and the company already hints at exactly that in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">its announcement</a>: "GauGAN could offer a powerful tool for creating virtual worlds to everyone from architects and urban planners to landscape designers and game developers. With an AI that understands how the real world looks, these professionals could better prototype ideas and make rapid changes to a synthetic scene."</p> <p>Demonstration of Nvidia's GauGAN system. Video via Nvidia on YouTube.</p> <p>Since neural networks generate creations based on the set of images they have been trained on, will the creative r...</p> Snøhetta's underwater restaurant, first of its kind in Europe, completes Mackenzie Goldberg 2019-03-20T14:47:00-04:00 >2019-03-21T13:37:44-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>This week, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Europe's first underwater restaurant</a> (and the largest of its kind in the world) will open its doors to its first set of diners. Guests will be treated to a 15 to 18 course set menu featuring dishes that showoff locally sourced ingredients like sea arrow grass and Norwegian berries, as well as a lot of seafood.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo by Ivar Kvaal.</figcaption></figure><p>Under, which has the dual meaning in Norwegian of "below" and "wonder," has been designed by the international firm&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta</a>, who have had a recent string of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">buzzed-about</a> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architectural proposals</a> amongst which the submerged dining room has stood out prominently.<br></p> <p>Sitting 16 feet underwater, construction for the project was an <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ambitiously orchestrated affair</a>.&nbsp;The restaurant had to be built on a barge near the coast and then towed 600 feet to its intended location. To submerge the&nbsp;reinforced concrete structure, developers filled it with 450 tons of water and secured it to the sea floor with 18 anchoring points. The rather delicate and exciting feat ...</p> Architecture Billings Index in February dips but remains positive Alexander Walter 2019-03-20T13:52:00-04:00 >2019-03-22T14:12:05-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Architecture firm billings growth softened in February but remained positive, according to a new report today from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA&rsquo;s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for February was 50.3, down from 55.3 in January. Indicators of work in the pipeline, including inquiries into new projects and the value of new design contracts remained positive.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"Overall business conditions at architecture firms across the country have remained generally healthy,&rdquo; said AIA Chief Economist Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, PhD. &ldquo;Firms in the south recorded continued strong design activity, likely reflecting a healthy regional economy and ongoing rebuilding from the catastrophic 2018 hurricane season."</p> <p>The American Institute of Architects reports these key&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ABI</a>&nbsp;stats for the month of February:</p> <ul><li>Regional averages: South (58.3), West (51.6), Northeast (51.5), Midwest (51.3)&nbsp; </li><li>Sector index breakdown: mixed practice (57.2), commercial/industrial (53.9), multi-family residential (51.6), institutional (50.9)&nbsp; </li><li>Project inquiries index: 59.8&nbsp; </li><li>Design contracts index: 53.1</li></ul><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em>All graphs represent data from February 2018 - February 2019. Images provided by the American Institute of Architects.</em></p> Get Lectured: School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Spring '19 Justine Testado 2019-03-20T12:54:00-04:00 >2019-03-20T12:54:34-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Spring 2019</a></strong></p> <p>It's time for Archinect's latest&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>, an ongoing series where we feature a&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">school</a>'s lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back regularly to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</em></strong></p> <p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SAIC Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects</a>' Mitchell Lecture Series for Spring 2019 continues with a multi-disciplinary line-up of speakers. Upcoming events include lectures by Alfred Zollinger, Nicole L'Huillier, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luftwerk</a>, and Renee Gladman, and the conversation &ldquo;Calibrated Lens: A Focus on South Side Narratives&rdquo; &mdash; which will feature Lee Bey, Candace Ming of South Side Home Movie Project, and Eric Hotchkiss with Mejay Gula as moderator.&nbsp;</p> <p>Check out previous posters on the Get Lectured&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest</a>&nbsp;page.</p> <p><em>Want another way to share y...</em></p> The Technological Sublime of Non-Human Spaces: A Review of Liam Young's "Machines Landscapes" Shane Reiner-Roth 2019-03-20T12:00:00-04:00 >2019-03-21T11:02:10-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>A significant number of buildings around the world are deliberately uninhabitable by humans. They are, however, designed absolutely towards the service of human needs. The unusual conditions of these buildings, including those of telecommunications networks, automated agriculture and data centers are explored in&nbsp;<em><a href="" target="_blank">Machine Landscapes: Architectures of the Post-Anthropocene</a></em>, a timely publication by Liam Young, the&nbsp;Australian-born architect operating in the spaces between design, fiction and futures, currently teaching at the <a href="" target="_blank">Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)</a>.</p> <p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Liam Young</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geoff Manaugh</a>&nbsp;will present their thoughts on the book at Architect Outpost March 23rd at 7pm, followed by a book signing.&nbsp;<em>Machine Landscapes</em>&nbsp;can be&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">preordered from Archinect Outpost here</a>.</strong></p> <p><strong>You can&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RSVP here</a>&nbsp;to reserve your spot at the event.&nbsp;</strong></p> Challenging Architecture's Grueling Work Culture, Kimberly Neuhaus Carves Out Her Own Space Mackenzie Goldberg 2019-03-20T11:56:00-04:00 >2019-03-21T23:08:28-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Over the past few years, the field has received a growing amount of attention that has highlighted long standing&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">labor issues</a>&nbsp;within the architecture industry, ranging from unsustainable pay models to&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">unwelcoming work environments</a>. Looking for an alternative,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">the Architecture Lobby&nbsp;created the&nbsp;Just Design Initiative</a>, which recognizes fair labor practices in architecture. Beginning with nominations submitted by employees, and followed by an evaluation process, the team looked at practices that can serve as models of a new status quo within the profession. Archinect has teamed up with the Just Design crew to profile firms across the country that meet the initiative's standards. Whether it is a family-friendly work schedule or a health coverage plan that goes above and beyond, the series spotlights practices that honor the basic rights of their employees and can serve as exemplary models of what should become standard for the field.</p> Coworking real-estate empire We Company announces smart cities initiative Mackenzie Goldberg 2019-03-19T17:17:00-04:00 >2019-03-19T17:17:34-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>We Company, formerly known as <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WeWork</a>, has announced plans to launch a smart cities program. Since its founding in 2010, the real-estate empire has collected an enormous amount of data on how people work and live, using that information&nbsp;to shape its more than 600 spaces. As the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">global coworking company expands</a> its brand to tackle residential real estate (WeLive) and education (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WeGrow</a>), it is hoping to use its aggregated information to reenvision the future of our cities.</p> <p>To do so, We Company has hired Di-Ann Eisnor, the former <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Waze</a> executive, and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dror Benshetrit</a>, the designer and futurist whose eponymous studio is known for their pioneering object and installation designs. Together, the two (alongside engineers, architects, data scientists, biologists, and economists) will use their innovation of the tech sector to address problems of urbanization and climate change.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>WeGrow NYC, We Company's first elementary school; designed by Bjarke Ingels Group. Photo by Dave Burk.</figcaption></figure><p>In recent years,...</p> 'Flintstone House' owner sued by neighbors. Eyesore or Yabba-dabba-doo? Alexander Walter 2019-03-19T14:30:00-04:00 >2019-03-22T02:55:33-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The &ldquo;Flintstones&rdquo; home in northern California appears to take its architectural cues from the town of Bedrock. The experimental house was built in the 1970s using a technique that involved spraying concrete to create curved walls. The result is a building where Fred and Wilma would feel at home, and it has become a landmark for drivers passing on I-280.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Neighbors of the quirky home in the affluent town of Hillsborough in Northern California aren't exactly fans of the prehistoric-looking architecture, nor the collection of large metal dinosaur and woolly mammoth sculptures on the property, and have sued the current owner, businesswoman Florence Fang, for permit violations and creating "a highly visible eyesore" that is "out of keeping with community standards." The colorful "YABBA-DABBA-DOO" letters along the driveway did not seem to have much of an appeasing effect either.</p> <p>According to the home's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wikipedia entry</a>, the structure at&nbsp;45 Berryessa Way was originally designed by architect William Nicholson and built in 1976 "as one of several experimental domed buildings using new materials." The facade got its deep orange hue in 2000, and the house sold to Florence Fang in 2017 for $2.8 million.<br></p> <p>Check out some impressions from the realtor's website for the property (all images via <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>).</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure> Archinect Outpost to host artist Thomas Demand for book signing of The Complete Papers Shane Reiner-Roth 2019-03-19T13:34:00-04:00 >2019-03-19T15:01:43-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Join us at&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Outpost</a>&nbsp;on March 29th, from 7-9pm to host artist <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Demand</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Complete Papers</a>, the comprehensive survey of the artist's photographs to date.<em>&nbsp;</em>Published by&nbsp;MACK Books, The Complete Papers&nbsp;is an extensive volume encompassing all of Thomas Demand&rsquo;s work over the past 28 years, together with the most critical texts written about his practice.&nbsp;</p> <p>Thomas Demand will be in attendance to sign books. Limited copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event, first come first serve, or you can <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reserve a copy from our online store</a>, to pick up at the event or have shipped to you. You can also RSVP for the event <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Thomas Demand, Space Simulator, 2003. Chromogenic Print On Diasec </figcaption></figure><p>From MACK Books: "The book includes previously unseen early works from 1990, together with reference reproductions on every one of his pieces. A newly commissioned interview with Russell Ferguson, new texts by Jeff Wall and Alexander Kluge, contributions by Parveen Adams, Franc...</p>