Today’s News - Monday, February 15, 2010
• ArcSpace brings us an eyeful of Manglano-Ovalle's half-scale, inverted version of Mies van der Rohe's uncompleted 50x50 House at MASS MoCA.
• Q&A with co-author of a new study re: women, transit, and fear: it's time for transit agencies and architects to bring women into the planning process.
• Foster's Yale School of Management passes another approval hurdle, but will it "become a glorious addition to the city" or a "monument to corporate control."
• A new tower in Seoul will sport a pleated façade that's "more than just an intriguing design gesture."
• Glancey issues a plea to "let the Ben Hur in you dip into your toga" to save Colchester Roman Circus from being buried under a housing estate.
• A great view from "sky pod" atop a proposed tower in Dublin doesn't have everyone convinced it's better than what's already there.
• A young architect is on a mission to save Katmandu's soul and its rich architectural history being lost to concrete high-rises: "These new building models are an act of arrogance."
• In Armenia, a former Yerevan landmark is still rubble - 7 years after it was demolished, with not much optimism about the future of the site.
• A review of three new 2010 World Cup stadiums in South Africa (a funicular and giraffes included) + Soccer City Stadium is the architect's dream that he has been chasing for a long time.
• An eyeful of four shortlisted proposals for Loch Ness harbor (monster not included - yet).
• Almost 10 years later, a "trailblazing" townhouse project in a Vancouver backwater continues to inspire.
• Clusters of small environmental ventures are sharing green office spaces - and projects.
• Four fellows named for Made in Midtown, a land use and zoning study of Manhattan's Garment District.
• At 79, Earl Swensson sees even better things to come for Nashville: "Dreaming is very important."
• Concrete Cloth suitable for any number of applications (like in Haiti, perhaps?).
• Shape Vancouver 2050 website lets you imagine a taller city: "a neat tool, if a bit of a one-liner: Want a better Vancouver? Build tall."
• Calatrava to design sets for NYC Ballet's season themed "Architecture and Dance."
• MMPI launches Buildex Chicago this June.
• Who knew there were plans to build a 2,000-foot tower in Manhattan - in 1952?
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Exhibition: Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle: "Gravity is a Force to be Reckoned With," MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA...a half-scale, inverted version of Mies van der Rohe's uncompleted 50x50 House (1951)
Women, Transit, and the Perception of Safety: Transit agencies are failing to bring women into the planning process, according to a new report...UCLA's Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, co-author of the study, talks about what she uncovered in her research...- PLANetizen
Committee OKs New Yale School of Management Home: Will it become a glorious addition to the city like Ingalls Rink, much beloved after a controversial beginning? Or will it become a “monument to corporate control” and destroy the harmony of a neighborhood? -- Foster + Partners- New Haven Independent (Connecticut)
Unveiled: Federation of Korean Industries Tower: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture's Seoul tower features a pleated, BIPV-paneled facade...more than just an intriguing design gesture... [images]- The Architect's Newspaper
Cough up! A Roman circus is in town: The fate of Colchester’s Roman circus rests in your pocket...This supremely important archaeological site stands in the middle of a site given over to a future housing estate...Colchester Roman Circus Appeal...needs just £40,000 to...save the day...Let the Ben Hur in you dip into your toga; let your imagination soar and make a donation... By Jonathan Glancey- BD/Building Design (UK)
Siptu set to lodge new Liberty Hall plan with 'sky pod' top: ...would give visitors panoramic views over the city and Dublin Bay...likely to be opposed by those who believe that the present building, which dates from 1965, is an icon for the emergence of modern Ireland. By Frank McDonald -- Gilroy McMahon Architects [image]- Irish Times
Architect on a mission to save Kathmandu's soul: Nepal's ancient capital is famed around the world for its intricately carved medieval temples and ancient royal palaces. But as the once-sleepy city hurtles into the 21st century, the distinctive architecture...is rapidly being replaced by the high-rise concrete structures..."These new building models are an act of arrogance, of alienation from our history." -- Rabindra Puri [images]- AFP
Youth Palace: Seven years of emptiness in place of former Yerevan landmark...demolished in 2003 to make room for a proposed hotel that has never materialized...A tender was held on January 2010...and attracted some 350 plans from 70 countries. None, however, was chosen. “The new owner wants to build the eighth wonders of the world..." -- Arthur Tarkhanyan (1960); Anahit Tarkhanyan [images]- ArmeniaNow
The best seats on earth: South Africa’s World Cup stadiums: On 11 June, the 2010 World Cup kicks off in South Africa...a look at the construction of the big -- BSK; Ibholo Lethu consortium; Mott MacDonald [images]- Building (UK)
Soccer City Stadium: an architect's dream...he "has been chasing for so long": World football body FIFA describes it as "one of the most artistic and awe-inspiring football venues on the African continent." -- Bob Van Bebber/Boogertman Urban Edge & Partners; Populous- City of Johannesburg (South Africa)
Loch Ness harbour designs to come under public scrutiny -- Mckenzie Strickland; Gareth Hoskins; Cameron Webster; ANTA [images]- The Inverness Courier (Scotland)
Block buster: Koo's Garage reshapes a Vancouver neighbourhood: ...redevelopment...in 2001, he was a trailblazer in a residential backwater. Almost a decade later, the compact townhouse project continues to inspire...“The way we build our cities, privacy is easy to achieve. It's community that's difficult to achieve.” -- Bruce Haden/Hotson Bakker Boniface Haden [images]- Globe and Mail (Canada)
At Shared Offices, How Green Is My Work Space: The green movement has taken hold in work spaces...as clusters of small environmental ventures...tend to share clients and, when possible, work jointly on projects.- New York Times
Midtown Missionaries: ...four fellows for Made in Midtown, a land use and zoning study of Manhattan’s Garment District. Filmmaker Jordan Alport, urban design group Interboro, writer Tom Vanderbilt, and urban planner Sarah Williams will work together to illustrate the connections between fashion industry businesses and the spaces they occupy. -- Design Trust for Public Space- The Architect's Newspaper
Visions of future drive architect Earl Swensson: Creative genius behind many local landmarks sees even better things to come for Nashville..."Dreaming," he said, "is very important." -- Earl Swensson Associates/ESa [slide show]- The Tennessean
Roll out the Concrete Cloth: ...developed by William Crawford and Peter Brewin, co-directors of Concrete Canvas...impregnated fabric with a blend of dry concrete to create a shell-like concrete shelter...robust but lightweight...suitable for a wide range of commercial, military and humanitarian applications...won 2009 Material ConneXion award for Material [images]- BD/Building Design (UK)
Skyline by Committee: ...Web site Shape Vancouver 2050...a neat tool, if a bit of a one-liner: the more tall buildings you insert, the better things get...an honest solicitation of planning input from the public, or a sneaky way to educate (or indoctrinate?) residents in the environmental benefits of high density. Either way, their message is clear: Want a better Vancouver? Build tall. -- Perkins+Will [link]- Metropolis Magazine
Calatrava Tackles Designing Sets for NYC Ballet: ...will give the Spaniard a chance to apply his architectural and engineering skills to the most lyrical of the performing arts...Fittingly, the ballet's season is centered around the theme of "Architecture and Dance."- Fast Company
MMPI To Launch Buildex Chicago, June 14-16: ...focusing on the latest strategies to enhance asset value, optimize building performance, the latest in greener and more energy efficient options...will be held concurrently with the annual NeoCon World’s Trade Fair- otto
Two Also-Rans of the Great Skyscraper Race: John A. Larkin bears the mantle of two attempts. He proposed the boxy 110-story “Larkin Tower” in 1926, and reprised it in 1952 with a plan for the “World Trade Building” - 132 stories, 2,000 feet high. By Christopher Gray -- Edward Larkin [images]- New York Times
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