Archinect 2018-02-24T09:22:03-05:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150051487/aia-s-2018-jury-of-fellows-elevates-152-member-architects-to-its-prestigious-college-of-fellows AIA's 2018 Jury of Fellows elevates 152 member-architects to its prestigious College of Fellows Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-02-23T19:46:00-05:00 >2018-02-23T19:46:47-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/eq/eqas3uggzj04pjbu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>152 AIA members and two international architects have been inducted into the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/546776/american-institute-of-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">American Institute of Architec</a>t's College of Fellows for this year. The College of Fellows is the highest rank within the AIA and is only awarded to those with 10 or more years of membership. Beyond, the honor is given to architects who have&nbsp;made significant contributions to architecture and society on a national level and have demonstrated great influence. Members are assessed by the following:&nbsp;</p> <ul><li><em>Promoted the aesthetic, scientific, and practical efficiency of the profession;</em></li><li><em>Advanced the science and art of planning and building by advancing the standards of architectural education, training or practice;</em></li><li><em>Coordinated the building industry and the profession of architecture through leadership in the AIA or other related professional organizations; or</em></li><li><em>Advanced the living standards of people through an improved environment.</em></li></ul><p>Fellows are chosen by the AIA's Jury of Fellows, which, this year, includes&nbsp;&nbsp;Karen Nichols, F...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150051466/hammer-museum-releases-new-renderings-by-michael-maltzan-for-multi-year-expansion Hammer Museum releases new renderings by Michael Maltzan for multi-year expansion Hope Daley 2018-02-23T19:45:00-05:00 >2018-02-23T19:45:41-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9c/9crrfzdnc54yh9py.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/322269/hammer-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hammer Museum</a>, housing <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1322/los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a>' 3rd largest collection of artistic innovation, has announced a public launch of a $180 million capital campaign in their multiyear expansion plan. A masterplan to improve every facet of the museum has been underway since 2000 lead by&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/21290/michael-maltzan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Maltzan</a>. Renovations <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149988781/michael-maltzan-s-renderings-of-the-expanded-hammer-museum-reveal-cautious-yet-possibly-ebullient-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">began last summer with preliminary renderings</a> of his designs for transforming the space.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kz/kz218174bi12yaum.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kz/kz218174bi12yaum.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Elevated bookstore rendering. Image: Michael Maltzan Architecture.</figcaption></figure><p>With a $30 million lead gift from L.A. philanthropists Lynda and Stewart Resnick (the largest in the museum's history), the facade design will now reflect the building's name dedicated to the Resnicks. Additional renderings have also been released along with a timeline of phases to be completed in 2020.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/db/dblxupftkvjak4lg.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/db/dblxupftkvjak4lg.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>New contemporary gallery interior rendering. Image: Michael Maltzan Architecture.</figcaption></figure><p>Construction began in 2017 on renovating the third-floor exhibition spaces, now featuring a 10,000-square-foot contiguous gallery that accommodates ma...</p> https://archinect.com/news/bustler/6326/winners-of-the-2017-rethinking-the-future-sustainability-awards Winners of the 2017 Rethinking the Future Sustainability Awards Justine Testado 2018-02-23T18:19:00-05:00 >2018-02-23T18:19:38-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b8/b87ws8cqxgfmt9nl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Rethinking the Future's Sustainability Awards celebrate innovative sustainability projects by architects, designers, and students around the world. The 2017 competition attracted 486 registrations from more than 30 countries &mdash; a new all-time high in the competition's history.</p><p>In the end, the jury selected 15 category winners, including firms like Mecanoo, Aecom, and Henning Larsen Architects, to name a few. Check them out below.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150051495/los-angeles-keeps-expanding-its-freeway-autopia Los Angeles keeps expanding its freeway "Autopia" Alexander Walter 2018-02-23T17:42:00-05:00 >2018-02-23T17:42:34-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jv/jvl51nnqa4k1ggy3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>If no one in 2018 would argue, as a young writer named David Brodsly did in 1981, that the "L.A. freeway is the cathedral of its time and place," or that it's the spot where Angelenos "spend the two calmest and most rewarding hours of their daily lives," as British architectural historian Reyner Banham put it with almost laughable enthusiasm a decade earlier, there's no doubt that both the practical and metaphorical meanings of the freeway continue to preoccupy Southern Californians.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>Los Angeles Times</em> architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne reflects on Southern California's ongoing love-hate relationship with its freeways.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150051489/this-ai-powered-lidar-equipped-robot-could-soon-help-detect-construction-errors-early This AI-powered & LiDAR-equipped robot could soon help detect construction errors early Alexander Walter 2018-02-23T15:39:00-05:00 >2018-02-23T15:40:11-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v4/v4l551qappvhrci4.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Using lidar-equipped robots, Doxel scans construction sites every day to monitor how things are progressing, tracking what gets installed and whether it&rsquo;s the right thing at the right time in the right place. You&rsquo;d think that construction sites would be doing this by themselves anyway, but it turns out that they really don&rsquo;t, and in a recent pilot study on a medical office building, Doxel says it managed to increase labor productivity on the project by a staggering 38 percent.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"You could send in some humans with lidar backpacks, but that would be more&nbsp;expensive,"<em> IEEE Spectrum</em> explains. "The company is also using drones in a limited capacity right now, since they require human supervision, but it&rsquo;s easy to imagine how much more efficient this process could get as robotic autonomy improves."</p> https://archinect.com/news/bustler/6325/winning-design-of-the-new-st-louis-gateway-arch-museum-unveiled Winning design of the new St. Louis Gateway Arch Museum unveiled Justine Testado 2018-02-23T15:14:00-05:00 >2018-02-23T15:14:28-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a8/a8d2xmoxjzstxe7a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The new museum design for the famed St. Louis Gateway Arch Park was revealed today. Back in 2015,&nbsp;a team led by landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA) with architects Cooper Robertson and James Carpenter Design Associates had the winning proposal for the renovation and expansion of the landmark museum in a competition launched by the Gateway Arch Park Foundation. After years of <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/gateway-arch-museum-opening-delayed-again-set-for-summer/article_ad497843-6d8f-56ac-9962-e82b31d03941.html" target="_blank">delay</a>, the Foundation announced that the new museum will open to the public this year, and a dedication ceremony will take place in July.</p> https://archinect.com/firms/project/150051419/arsenal-row/150051420 Arsenal Row by NEON Architecture Brian_NEON 2018-02-23T11:27:00-05:00 >2018-02-23T15:48:52-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/md/mdkmxvwz6w9bte9a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>At the corner of 12th &amp; Arsenal in Windsor Park, Arsenal Row is a new collaboration&nbsp;between NEON &amp;&nbsp;<a href="https://web.archive.org/web/20161025213508/http://www.cedarstreetbuilders.com/" rel="undefined" target="_blank">Cedar Street Builders</a>, offering 4 rowhouse style units built within 2 detached homes.&nbsp;Building off the energy and vibrancy of the surrounding neighborhood, Arsenal Row demonstrates a new direction in urban living for Windsor Park.</p> <p>Modern design takes center&nbsp;stage at Arsenal Row, with all 4 units open from street&nbsp;to terrace, allowing a spacious, open floor plan that engages the neighborhood and its own private oasis.</p> https://archinect.com/news/bustler/6322/our-weekly-wrap-up-of-new-design-competitions-worth-checking-out Our weekly wrap-up of new design competitions worth checking out Bustler Editors 2018-02-23T11:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-22T16:48:37-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mz/mzvjnqxpxq2vymol.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>We get it. It can get a little overwhelming keeping up with the dozens of new&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/competitions" target="_blank">architecture competitions</a>&nbsp;launching worldwide on any given week &mdash; let alone having to stay on top of the multiple deadlines for each and every one. That's why&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/tags/bustler-weekly-competition-picks/792691" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;is here to help! At the end of every week, we'll share a quick selection of our newest design&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/submission/start_competition" target="_blank">competition submissions</a>&nbsp;that we think are worth a look, as well as some ongoing ones you might have missed the first time. Check out our latest competition recommendations below.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150051296/studio-update-10-fresh-architectural-student-projects-for-your-friday-inspiration Studio update: 10 fresh architectural student projects for your Friday inspiration Archinect 2018-02-23T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-22T18:35:31-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c7/c7o6trxtqallvrt2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding student projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p> <p>(<strong>Tip:</strong>&nbsp;use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p> <p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/student-work/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Student Work</em></a>.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fk/fkjih8tccklfnm08.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fk/fkjih8tccklfnm08.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/vbabii/project/heterotopia-loose-space-for-an-edge-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Heterotopia - Loose Space for an Edge City</a> by <a href="https://archinect.com/vbabii" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Volodymyr Babii</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qu/quqorliyezz2olkn.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qu/quqorliyezz2olkn.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/kevinmwelch/project/the-grid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Grid</a> by <a href="https://archinect.com/kevinmwelch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kevin Welch</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/66/66wrmnwbw7y7rvv9.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/66/66wrmnwbw7y7rvv9.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/lukgmb/project/sceneries" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sceneries</a> by <a href="https://archinect.com/lukgmb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luca Gamberini</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wo/wozhhy1burd1hjep.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wo/wozhhy1burd1hjep.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/hirbod/project/studio-603_-unm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio 603_ UNM</a> by <a href="https://archinect.com/hirbod" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hirbod Norouzianpour</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pf/pfqnw53vpkuypquu.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pf/pfqnw53vpkuypquu.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/people/project/149959410/denver-mixed-use/149959448" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Denver Mixed-Use</a> by <a href="https://archinect.com/people/cover/149959410/kevin-takenaka" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kevin Takenaka</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/if/if8pyhg7qrtlugwh.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/if/if8pyhg7qrtlugwh.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/rchl.mrtnz/project/apple_wall_" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple_Wall_</a> by <a href="https://archinect.com/rchl.mrtnz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rachel Martinez</a> &amp; collaborators<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/en/enql76ic6w55dc1s.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/en/enql76ic6w55dc1s.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/hanxiW/project/thesis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thesis</a> by <a href="https://archinect.com/hanxiW" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hanxi Wu</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dk/dkttyiqv1nys0lpt.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dk/dkttyiqv1nys0lpt.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/michieldehouwer/project/iii-art-form-studies" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">III. ART/FORM STUDIES</a> by <a href="https://archinect.com/michieldehouwer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michiel De Houwer</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7a/7akxs2ihp1un59dz.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7a/7akxs2ihp1un59dz.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/trishaarts/project/newtown-coop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Newtown Coop</a> by <a href="https://archinect.com/trishaarts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Trisha Arts</a></p> <p><br></p> <p>Click&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/117299/archinect-pinterest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;to see more "Ten Top Images on Archinect's Pinterest Boards" posts.</p> <p><strong>Wanna be included in one of the next roundups?</strong></p> <p>Simply upload your work as a <em>Project</em> post to your Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> or <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> profile, and with some luck, your work gets featured!<br></p>... https://archinect.com/features/article/150050373/fellow-fellows-d-esk Fellow Fellows : D-ESK Anthony Morey 2018-02-23T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-22T13:59:33-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/aq/aqxjq3ihzbz64n3h.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><em><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1073280/fellow-fellows" target="_blank">Fellow Fellows</a></em>&nbsp;is a series that focuses on the current eruption of&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/925992/fellowships" target="_blank">fellowships</a>&nbsp;in academia today. Within this realm, these positions produce a fantastic blend of practice, research, and design influence, traditionally done within a tight time-frame.&nbsp;<em>Fellow Fellows</em>&nbsp;sits down with these fellows and attempts to understand what these positions offer to both the participants and the discipline at large.&nbsp;It&nbsp;is about bringing attention and inquiry to the otherwise maddening pace of revolving academics while giving a broad view of the breakthrough work being done by those who exist in-between the newly minted graduate and the licensed associate.&nbsp;</p> <p>This week, we are talking to&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/knowlton-school/david-eskenazi-at-the-knowlton-school" target="_blank">D-ESK</a>, the creative architectural practice&nbsp;led by David Eskenazi. David has completed both the Oberdick Fellowship at the <a href="https://archinect.com/taubmancollege" target="_blank">University of Michigan</a> and the LeFevre Fellowship at <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/765/the-ohio-state-university" target="_blank">Ohio State</a>.<br></p> https://archinect.com/news/bustler/6314/a-walk-through-the-mount-herzl-memorial-hall-in-jerusalem A walk through the Mount Herzl Memorial Hall in Jerusalem Justine Testado 2018-02-22T18:46:00-05:00 >2018-02-22T18:46:07-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m1/m1tayaqf7htxyffd.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Adjacent to the bustling streets of modern-day Jerusalem, the Mount Herzl Memorial Hall is a quiet, intimate space for &ldquo;personal and collective experiences of commemoration,&rdquo; says <a href="http://www.kimmel.co.il/" target="_blank">Kimmel Eshkolot Architects</a>, who designed the monument with Kalush Chechick Architects. Excavated into a mountain, the stunning building was created to honor Israel's fallen soldiers. The project is currently a contender for <a href="http://bustler.net/news/6186/riba-international-list-which-of-these-62-projects-is-the-world-s-best-new-building" target="_blank">the 2018 RIBA International Prize</a>&nbsp;for world's best building.&nbsp;</p><p>Kimmel Eshkolot Architects shared more details about their project below.<br></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150051304/empty-vessels-make-the-loudest-sound-a-discussion-of-recent-news-and-features Empty Vessels Make The Loudest Sound; A Discussion of Recent News and Features Archinect 2018-02-22T18:31:00-05:00 >2018-02-23T23:28:20-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g3/g3rdcxfxy7bxwat1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>This week we release a relatively spontaneous, and completely silly, look at news and features recently published on Archinect. We also turn Ken's famous last 2 questions, "What are you reading and listening to" onto ourselves.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Discussed during the show:</strong></p> <figure><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h2/h2r1ph83x7mxm306.jpg?fit=crop&amp;auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1200"></figure><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150051072/the-french-laundry-gets-a-10-million-michelin-starred-revamp-from-sn-hetta" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The French Laundry gets a $10 million Michelin-starred revamp from Sn&oslash;hetta</a><br></p> <p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150049777/sn-hetta-unveils-svart-the-arctic-circle-s-first-energy-positive-hotel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta unveils &ldquo;Svart&rdquo;, the Arctic Circle's first energy-positive hotel</a><br></p> <figure><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0t/0thctai1ol8gempw.jpg?fit=crop&amp;auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1200"></figure><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150048774/sn-hetta-designs-controversial-black-crystalline-u-f-o-for-norwegian-artist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta designs controversial black crystalline U.F.O for Norwegian artist</a>&nbsp;+&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/forum/thread/150048405/they-ve-done-it-again-the-mad-lads" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Discussion in Forum</a></p> <figure><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fj/fj3d4xxt7c2f4cjj.jpg?fit=crop&amp;auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514&amp;dpr=2"></figure><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150050365/employees-at-apple-s-new-headquarters-keep-walking-into-its-famed-glass-walls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Employees at Apple's new headquarters keep walking into its famed glass walls</a></p><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150048774/sn-hetta-designs-controversial-black-crystalline-u-f-o-for-norwegian-artist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150045715/sn-hetta-s-much-discussed-underwater-restaurant-breaks-ground" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta's much-discussed underwater restaurant breaks ground</a><br></p> <figure><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/id/idn1zr1jpfgnv0h6.jpg?fit=crop&amp;auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1200"></figure><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150050662/probably-the-most-creative-person-in-the-world-the-new-yorker-profiles-thomas-heatherwick" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Probably the most creative person in the world" &mdash; The New Yorker profiles Thomas Heatherwick</a></p> <p><a href="https://archinect.com/forum/thread/150034303/has-the-ada-gone-too-far" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Has the ADA gone too far?</a><br></p> <p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150051066/architecture-billings-index-kicks-new-year-off-strong-with-highest-january-score-since-2007" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Billings Index kicks new year off strong with highest January score since 2007</a><br></p> <p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150050204/70-story-wooden-skyscraper-proposed-for-tokyo-could-become-world-s-tallest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">70-story wooden skyscraper proposed for Tokyo could become world's tallest</a><br></p> <figure><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t2/t2vt6sgjkhqnl6q8.jpg?fit=crop&amp;auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=728&amp;dpr=2"></figure><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150047403/brand-new-reviews-logos-of-the-10-most-followed-firm-profiles-on-archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brand New Reviews Logos of the 10 Most-Followed Firm Profiles on Ar...</a></p> https://archinect.com/firms/project/80092/art-center-college-of-design-fine-art-illustration-building/150051307 Art Center College of Design Fine Art + Illustration Building by Darin Johnstone Architects Darin Johnstone 2018-02-22T18:23:00-05:00 >2018-02-23T15:49:28-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b1/b1wu9qlzqemk1lfu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The most obvious challenge posed by the charge to transform the original &lsquo;Post Office&rsquo; building into a home for Art Center College of Design&rsquo;s Fine Art and Illustration departments had to do with negotiations between the existing conditions and the program. The given program of galleries, classrooms, studios and offices filled the entire existing volume while still requiring an abundance of natural light. The existing building contained only five natural light sources: a thirty foot square skylight above a double height space in the center and double height voids in all four corners that we termed &lsquo;light courts&rsquo;. Formal galleries and circulation (conceived as informal galleries) were used to connect all the &lsquo;light courts&rsquo; effectively carving the mass of classrooms and studios with circulation and light. The result is a gallery setting that serves as a canvas for the school&rsquo;s aspiring visual artists. The central sky lit space was transformed into atrium galleries that are open to the...</p> https://archinect.com/firms/project/80092/art-center-college-of-design-drawn-out-light-mass/150051269 Art Center College of Design, Drawn Out / Light Mass by Darin Johnstone Architects Darin Johnstone 2018-02-22T17:01:00-05:00 >2018-02-22T17:01:33-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p0/p06utgcajy4mkvhw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>DJA was invited by Art Center College of Design to create an exhibit about the design of 870 South Raymond. The exhibit describes the newest addition to the South campus through architectural drawings and extends the building design with a full scale architectural installation.</p> <p>The original building project occurred within an incredibly tight time frame. In less than six months the project was designed, constructed and occupied. Perhaps this is why when we were invited to create an exhibit about the design of the project, we felt compelled to do an installation extending the design. Often a contemporary architectural installation is an opportunity to express and test preconceived architectural notions and languages. We have certainly done that in the past but this project represented a different type of opportunity. Through this work we sought to reveal another set of potentials inherent in a situation that we had already structured in a very particular way.</p> <p>The &lsquo;haptic&rsquo; drawing ser...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150051280/reinventing-school-buildings-for-the-age-of-mass-shootings Reinventing school buildings for the age of mass shootings Nam Henderson 2018-02-22T16:59:00-05:00 >2018-02-24T07:25:36-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9z/9zi484ccizk21xu1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>For architects, the challenge is balancing the need for additional security with design principles that foster a more nurturing educational environment for students. As architect Jim French explained, designers could apply the design methods used to keep prisons secure to schools, but that would hamper the experience for children.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Following the recent school shooting in Parkland, Fla. Jacob Passy reviews some of the ways that the design of schools is changing to address safety concerns.</p> <p>Interestingly, at last night's <a href="https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2018/02/22/gun-town-hall-sheriff-loesch-sot.cnn/video/playlists/stoneman-douglas-parkland-shooting-cnn-town-hall-gun-debate/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CNN Town Hall Gun Debate</a>, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel argued there are three things we need to do in America to prevent future tragedies; 1) we have to use CPTED (Crime prevention through environmental design) to make schools harder to penetrate 2) we need to empower law enforcement to help people with mental illness get the care they need and restrict them from owning guns 3) lastly and perhaps most importantly we <em>do need</em> gun control reform.<br></p> <p>Of note, none of those three actions include President Trump's (and the NRA's) preferred option which is <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/966650397002813440" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">arming teachers</a>.<br></p> https://archinect.com/news/bustler/6324/15-outstanding-projects-among-the-german-design-award-winners 15 outstanding projects among the German Design Award winners Hope Daley 2018-02-22T16:55:00-05:00 >2018-02-22T16:55:29-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ek/ekvlbc6a4wikmdtf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Among the many winners of this year's German Design Awards, there were around 160 winners in the Excellent Communications Design category for Architecture. We have selected&nbsp;15 projects from this list worth checking out:&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Solar Egg</strong> (pictured above)</p><p><em>With its striking polygonal form, has an otherworldly look about it &ndash; an effect that is accentuated by its gold mirrored surfaces. No less iconic is the boiler with its irregular metal mesh. An exceptional sauna design, one that attracts considerable attention.</em><br></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150051265/elon-musk-starts-digging-for-the-hyperloop-in-d-c-richard-branson-plans-to-bring-it-to-india-first Elon Musk starts digging for the Hyperloop in D.C.; Richard Branson plans to bring it to India first Alexander Walter 2018-02-22T15:47:00-05:00 >2018-02-22T15:52:21-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/le/lez96zjewnfdyheq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Elon Musk&rsquo;s tunnel-boring project has received more vague government approval for its equally vague plans to build an underground hyperloop between New York and Washington, DC. Last week, Washington, DC&rsquo;s Department of Transportation issued a preliminary permit to Musk&rsquo;s Boring Company to start digging at an abandoned lot in the northeast section of the city, according to The Washington Post.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The extend of the building permit for <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/154376/elon-musk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Musk</a>'s The Boring Company is still vague though and currently limited to an empty parking lot at 53 New York Avenue NE&nbsp;next to a Mc Donald's. As the <em>Washington Post</em> <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/dc-has-given-elon-musk-a-permit-to-do-a-little-digging-for-the-hyperloop/2018/02/16/ee8d2f08-1359-11e8-9570-29c9830535e5_story.html?utm_term=.1da7c370e734" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reports</a>: "The District&rsquo;s Department of Transportation is figuring out what other permits the Boring Company would need to cut under city roads and other public spaces."</p> <p></p> <p>Hold on to your pants.</p> <p>Meanwhile in India,&nbsp;Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, and now also Chairman of Virgin <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/753853/hyperloop-one" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyperloop One</a>, is <a href="https://www.businesstoday.in/current/economy-politics/hyperloop-one-mumbai-pune-travel-time-25-minutes-virgin-group-richard-branson/story/270975.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">spearheading efforts</a> to connect Mumbai with Pune via magnetically levitated pod travel within the next five to seven years, cut down travel time from several hours to 25 minutes, and make the nation with its population of 1.3 billion people home of the first operating <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/320195/hyperloop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyperloop</a> line.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150051237/infrastructure-is-not-neutral-case-studies-of-communities-decimated-by-highways Infrastructure is not neutral; case studies of communities decimated by highways Hope Daley 2018-02-22T15:06:00-05:00 >2018-02-23T22:48:47-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/r8/r89738o4yg586fe0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Making the case that infrastructure itself can be exclusionary is hardly straightforward. Many of the worst decisions in US planning were made decades ago to intentionally disenfranchise, marginalise and separate communities; policies such as redlining and &ldquo;blight clearing&rdquo; are well-documented embarrassments. But many decisions that segregated communities were unintentional. The stop sign and one-way street might seem benign, but they shape our lives in ways we sometimes don&rsquo;t even realise.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Through focusing in on 5 case studies where communities have been obliterated by <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/398/infrastructure" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">infrastructure</a> decisions, the direct impact of highways and walls take on greater levels of meaning and urgency. The power of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/235529/city-planning" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">city planning</a>&nbsp;also comes into greater consideration presently as the US takes on a massive infrastructure revitalization project.&nbsp;</p> <p>"Too big to replace, too expensive to tear down", Miller emphasizes the importance of digging into the history of our country's <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/278/development" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">development</a> in order to understand past injustices, prevent future abuse, and address current issues as they stand right now.&nbsp;</p> <p>An in depth look focuses on Detroit&rsquo;s 8 Mile and historical Black Bottom neighborhoods, West Oakland in California, West Baltimore, and&nbsp;Jackson Ward in Richmond, Virginia.&nbsp;Arresting images of overlapping interstates where communities used to be reveal a truth many of us drive on in our everyday lives.</p> <p>Please read&nbsp;<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/feb/21/roads-nowhere-infrastructure-american-inequality" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Johnny Miller's full piece</a> on how infrastructure decisions impact communities and are dir...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150051247/queer-spaces-intersections-lgbt-historic-sites-urban-omnibus-launches-new-series Queer Spaces, Intersections, LGBT Historic Sites: Urban Omnibus launches new series Alexander Walter 2018-02-22T14:32:00-05:00 >2018-02-22T14:32:43-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/69/692nxphv8a8dlev9.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>As designers and urbanists engage with LGBTQ+ identity, what role do gender and sexuality play in the preservation, design, and management of urban space today? [...] Marginalization means invisibility, both in history and space. New efforts seek to reclaim and preserve queer histories inscribed in sites across the city.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>Urban Omnibus</em>, a publication of the Architectural League of New York, recently launched its new series&nbsp;<a href="https://urbanomnibus.net/series/intersections/#surfacing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Intersections: Surfacing</a>&nbsp;(guest-edited by Jacob R. Moore), allowing a more informed look at issues of&nbsp;gender and sexuality in the context of design &amp; urban history.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150051227/planned-demolition-of-som-designed-jpmorgan-chase-hq-draws-criticism Planned demolition of SOM-designed JPMorgan Chase HQ draws criticism Alexander Walter 2018-02-22T13:48:00-05:00 >2018-02-23T10:45:32-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4n/4nd1wzeslgkl0hfi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Earlier today, news broke that the De Blasio administration has hashed out a deal with JPMorgan Chase to demolish its existing headquarters at 270 Park Avenue, and replace the structure with a shiny new 70-story building. The deal was negotiated in the wake of the Midtown East rezoning, which loosened zoning regulations for the area in exchange for developers providing street-level and infrastructure improvements.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>Not so fast! </em>said architecture critics and preservationists when news broke that the midcentury 270 Park Avenue tower in Manhattan's East Midtown, currently home of banking giant JPMorgan Chase, had quietly been selected&mdash;not for landmark designation&mdash;but for the chopping block.&nbsp;</p> <p>Designed by <a href="https://archinect.com/som" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOM</a>'s <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/315004/natalie-de-blois" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Natalie de Blois</a> as&nbsp;Union Carbide Building,&nbsp;the 50-story&nbsp;skyscraper was completed in 1961 and is considered an important example of female-led midcentury corporate architecture.</p> https://archinect.com/news/bustler/6323/a-cultural-laboratory-unstudio-to-design-europacity-s-centre-culturel-cinema-in-paris “A cultural laboratory” — UNStudio to design EuropaCity's Centre Culturel cinema in Paris Justine Testado 2018-02-22T13:39:00-05:00 >2018-02-22T19:20:19-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bz/bzxkixqqqewjazdh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>UNStudio won the commission to design the Centre Culturel D&eacute;di&eacute; Au 7&egrave; Art&nbsp;cinema in the EuropaCity mega-development in Paris. <a href="http://bustler.net/news/2838/big-wins-europacity-competition" target="_blank">Masterplanned by BIG</a>,&nbsp;EuropaCity is a tourist hub that'll combine culture, sports, hotels, restaurants, urban agriculture, commerce, and recreation for visitors and locals alike.</p><p>UNStudio envisions the Centre Culturel cinema as both &ldquo;a&nbsp;public space and a cultural laboratory&rdquo;. Their concept expands the movie-going experience in that visitors can watch a movie but also check out art displays, lounge on green rooftop terraces, and other social amenities. Read on for more about the proposal.</p> https://archinect.com/firms/project/106438/live-work-home/92774538 LIVE WORK HOME by COOKFOX COOKFOX Architects 2018-02-22T12:44:00-05:00 >2018-02-22T12:44:49-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3t/3t0xbqxb14slgame.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The Live Work Home is a sustainable, social response to Syracuse&rsquo;s 21st century concerns as a post-industrial American city. Inspired by the legend of the Three Sisters, a lesson in strengthening agricultural biodiversity, the flexible home &ldquo;seeds&rdquo; the neighborhood with many different building types, driving a positive cycle of long-term investment. The long, narrow development site suggested an exploration of linear archetypes, including the Haudenosaunee longhouse, Syracuse&rsquo;s original vernacular form. Our design redefined the concept of &ldquo;home&rdquo; for a new urban context, offering as a solution an affordable, flexible space for diverse and evolving uses.The Live Work Home pursues sustainability with thoughtful, common sense solutions. It is a LEED Platinum certified, efficient and highly adaptable space that can be a home for many household types, a workshop or an office. Its large, open area for living/working/sleeping is partitioned by a system of easily reconfigurable units, allowi...</p> https://archinect.com/firms/project/53302/paisley-the-secret-collection/150051194 Paisley: The Secret Collection by Collective Architecture CollectiveArch 2018-02-22T12:37:00-05:00 >2018-02-22T12:37:24-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tl/tlavlnzfh9iswjl2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Collective Architecture and client Renfrewshire Council are delighted to reveal Scotland's first high street museum store in Paisley. The facility is set within a prime town centre property (a former Littlewoods department store) helping to revitalise the High Street and provide convenient access with its central location. Renfrewshire Council has started achieving their goal of bringing culture and creativity back to Paisley, breathing new life into its historic town centre.</p> <p>This refurbishment has created a state-of-the-art Museum Store that safely houses Renfrewshire Council museum collections in specially climate-controlled conditions. It also facilitates behind-the-scenes visits for school groups, interested parties and researchers, thus opening up the full collection to the wider public. This enables a more complex and meaningful service for the public and curators alike, not previously possible under the old arrangements.<br></p> <p>The project was developed through extensive consultatio...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150050979/16-architecture-job-opportunities-not-in-la-or-nyc 16 architecture job opportunities NOT in LA or NYC Hope Daley 2018-02-22T09:32:00-05:00 >2018-02-22T11:29:24-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/my/myafnna9rz9aopyb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The demand for architects tends to be heavily focused on the large coastal cities, overshadowing those lying in between. This week we highlight job opportunities scattered around the country between the Pacific and Atlantic. Scroll down and discover our roundup of hidden gems from <a href="https://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Jobs</a>&mdash;you may just find your niche in an unexpected place. </p> <p><strong>Eskew+Dumez+Ripple </strong>has an active listing for an <a href="https://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150038280/experienced-design-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Experienced Design Architect</a> in their New Orleans, LA office.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rx/rxp2dk7c360pln5f.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rx/rxp2dk7c360pln5f.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>New Orleans, LA skyline. Image: Michael Maples/Wiki.</figcaption></figure><p><strong></strong>The firm is looking for an individual with at least 2 to 5 years of experience in a design focused role.</p> <p><strong>Design Search Associates </strong>is currently looking for an <a href="https://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150037051/architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect</a> in their Las Vegas, NV location.<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sh/sh2uszdt9ipm5k0z.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sh/sh2uszdt9ipm5k0z.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Night aerial view of Las Vegas, NV. Image: United States Library of Congress/Wiki. </figcaption></figure><p><strong></strong>The right candidate will have at least 10 years of experience in construction administration with large scale projects.</p> <p><strong>Boulder Associates Architects </strong>are currently hiring an <a href="https://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150042253/emerging-architectural-professional-i-ii-or-iii-boulder-colorado" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Emerging Architect</a> and an ...</p> https://archinect.com/firms/project/14079452/hotel-born/150051119 Hotel BORN by Semple Brown | Architects & Designers archaalto 2018-02-21T18:44:00-05:00 >2018-02-21T18:44:12-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bz/bz28z2nly9ra2iwg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Semple Brown designed this new mixed-use project adjacent to Denver Union Station to anchor one end of Denver&rsquo;s new transit hub. The project includes a new 65,000 square foot office building, a 4-star full service hotel for Kimpton and a parking garage with 200 spaces. The Hotel features 200 custom guest rooms, 20 suites and 9000 sf of ballroom, meeting and board room spaces, which are shared with the office building. Featured within the complex will be two restaurants, also designed by Semple Brown.</p> <p>The Hotel Born was featured on the cover, and a nice 14 page spread in&nbsp;<a href="https://view.publitas.com/modern-in-denver/modern-in-denver-winter-2017/page/140-141" target="_blank">Modern In Denver &ndash; Winter 2017 issue</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150051114/drmm-s-stirling-prize-winning-revamped-hastings-pier-is-already-for-sale dRMM’s Stirling Prize-winning, revamped Hastings Pier is already for sale Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-02-21T17:47:00-05:00 >2018-02-21T17:48:01-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oe/oer331h7qzgd5uwp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Property firm GVA said it was open to offers after being asked to find a buyer for the transformed Sussex coastal landmark. The charity behind dRMM&rsquo;s much-loved refurbishment of the pier went into administration last year. Now the administrators have appointed GVA to sell the asset.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The charity responsible for restoring and running <a href="https://archinect.com/dRMM/project/hastings-pier" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hastings Pier</a>&mdash;the once derelict landmark whose &pound;14.2 million rebuild&nbsp;won this year's <a href="https://archinect.com/news/bustler/5824/riba-shortlists-6-buildings-for-2017-stirling-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA Stirling Prize</a>&mdash;has been forced to put the property up for sell after experiencing some financial difficulties.&nbsp;<a href="https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/client-behind-drmms-stirling-prize-winning-hastings-pier-goes-bust/10025630.article" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">According to the&nbsp;Architects' Journal</a>,&nbsp;last year, the charity failed to&nbsp;agree a new three-year business plan with the Heritage Lottery Fund, Hastings Borough Council and East Sussex County Council&nbsp;in order to become self-funding.</p> <p>Due to the charity's insolvency, administrators Smith &amp; Williamson were appointed back in November in hopes of ensuring the pier's future. They have now put the property firm GVA in charge of selling the 145-year old pier, which will remain open throughout 2018 with funds from HLF already allocated to the project.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150051094/harvard-gsd-awards-the-high-line-with-2017-veronica-rudge-green-prize-in-urban-design Harvard GSD awards The High Line with 2017 Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design Justine Testado 2018-02-21T15:47:00-05:00 >2018-02-21T15:48:00-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ex/exiodwkmpud7mioh.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/harvard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard GSD</a>&nbsp;awarded the 13th Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design to <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/640612/the-high-line" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The High Line</a> in New York. The Green Prize committee awarded the $50,000 prize to the Friends of the High Line for their continued stewardship behind the project, which has long been hailed as a model example of urban revitalization and collaboration.&nbsp;</p> <p>In 2004, the Friends of the High Line and the City of New York selected&nbsp; <a href="https://archinect.com/jcfo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">James Corner Field Operations</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/145736562/liz-diller-gets-high-discussing-the-high-line-s-development-with-christopher-hawthorne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diller Scofidio + Renfro</a>, and Piet Oudolf to design the linear public park. Stretching a mile and a half on a freight rail 30 feet above Manhattan's streets, the &ldquo;floating promenade&rdquo; welcomes over 8 million visitors and hosts over 450 public programs every year.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h6/h6cwf1q61s2yswbk.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h6/h6cwf1q61s2yswbk.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Timothy Schenck, via The High Line/Facebook.</figcaption></figure><p>In selecting the winner, the 2017 Green Prize jury traveled to all the finalist projects. They chose to award The High Line &ldquo;not only for its exceptional design quality, but also because it was a cooperatively-orchestrated, multifaceted endeavor in wh...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150051072/the-french-laundry-gets-a-10-million-michelin-starred-revamp-from-sn-hetta The French Laundry gets a $10 million Michelin-starred revamp from Snøhetta Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-02-21T15:36:00-05:00 >2018-02-22T19:31:10-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h2/h2r1ph83x7mxm306.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Since opening its doors in 1994, Thomas Keller's restaurant,&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/890699/the-french-laundry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The French Laundry</a>, has been considered one of the best fine dining destinations in the world. It has three Michelin stars to its name, has been called "the best restaurant in the world, period" by celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, and consistently&nbsp;tops Restaurant magazine's annual list of the world's best restaurants.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4w/4wtmhrifxpdas8b6.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4w/4wtmhrifxpdas8b6.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&copy; Michael Grimm</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lk/lkn6q7e349qnimme.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lk/lkn6q7e349qnimme.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&copy; Michael Grimm</figcaption></figure><p>So, when the celebrated culinary chef decided four years ago to remodel his wine cellar, he turned to one of the architecture world's most distinguished firms to do so&mdash;the award-winning, internationally renowned&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/snohetta" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta</a>. Their partnership, strengthened by a shared penchant for minimalist design, eventually grew into an extensive remodel involving a new kitchen design and courtyard renovation that is now nearing completion.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ce/ce18380qvo6abljv.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ce/ce18380qvo6abljv.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&copy; Michael Grimm</figcaption></figure><p>Redone to the tune of 10 million dollars, the project has involved a revamp of their 3,000-square-foot kitchen; the addition of a 2,500-square...</p> https://archinect.com/news/bustler/6321/ambassadors-for-canadian-architecture-2018-raic-gold-medal-awarded-to-saucier-perrotte-architectes "Ambassadors for Canadian architecture"​: 2018 RAIC Gold Medal awarded to Saucier + Perrotte Architectes Alexander Walter 2018-02-21T14:23:00-05:00 >2018-02-21T14:31:34-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vw/vwoif2m6qclaow22.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Gilles Saucier and Andr&eacute; Perrotte, founding partners of Montreal firm&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1877/saucier-perrotte-architectes" target="_blank">Saucier + Perrotte Architectes</a>, are the recipients of the&nbsp;2018&nbsp;RAIC&nbsp;Gold Medal.&nbsp;</p><p>Awarded annually, the prize is the highest honor the&nbsp;Royal Architectural Institute of Canada&nbsp;can bestow to individuals in honor of lasting and significant contributions to Canadian architecture.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/firms/project/80092/ivrv-house/150050992 IVRV House by Darin Johnstone Architects Darin Johnstone 2018-02-21T13:48:00-05:00 >2018-02-22T19:25:15-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ji/jilpi8rkz5w7l3di.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The &lsquo;IVRV&rsquo; house is the result of a collaboration between Southern California Institute of Architecture and Habitat for Humanity of greater Los Angeles. It represents the mergence of two complimentary missions; to educate Architects who will imagine and shape the future and to provide simple, decent, affordable housing for all. The house is intended to challenge the status quo of sustainable / affordable housing in both form and content. The SCI Arc student designed and constructed house (directed by Darin Johnstone) strives to answer a typical residential program in an unexpected way.&nbsp;<br><br>The unique characteristics of the house are the result of two main drivers. The design strives to create a sanctuary in a neighborhood where crime and violence are still a concern while synthesizing sustainable features into an overall aesthetic. What appears to be the front of the house is a thickened threshold to an indoor-outdoor entry court protected from the realities of the street by &lsquo;eco-screen...</p>