ArchNewsNow
Home  Yesterday's News   Site Search   Calendar    Jobs    Contact Us    Subscribe  Advertise


Today’s News - Tuesday, October 25, 2011

•   Adjaye, Hirsch, and Otero-Pailo have a most interesting discussion about architecture and authorship: Is the architect an author of a building or provider of professional services?

•   A report about Kamin's recent visit to Columbus, OH, where he praised some neighborhoods, but "took aim at nondescript high-rises, which he colorfully described as 'filing cabinets' and 'buildings with hats on them.'"

•   Birnbaum on the continuing saga of Minneapolis's Peavey Plaza: what went right - before it went wrong (might Target save the day?).

•   Gehry's Guggenheim Abu Dhabi on hold as some construction contracts are canceled (for the time being).

•   The Istrian coast "offers visitors a window into the next generation of Croatian architects who are picking up where "heroic modernism" left off: "it's important to not let Croatia be designed by others."

•   Predictions of the demise of libraries have fallen flat (just ask some starchitects).

•   King cheers UC Davis West Village that "aspires to be the nation's largest zero net energy community" - a quest "that adds layers of site-specific architectural detail."

•   Ijeh cheers the transformation of King's Cross Granary into the University of the Arts in London that "exudes creativity" in a "subtle balance between engagement and restraint, confidence and humility."

•   Rinaldi x 2: Kansas City's Kauffman Center, "gleaming and screaming on a small hill...represents a big leap into the present for both the fine arts and architecture" + He just has to rap as architecture goes hip-hop (how could we resist?).

•   Ando talks about his next grand adventure with the Clark Art Institute.

•   FLW's long-lost plans for a gas station will be a showpiece at the Buffalo Transportation Pierce Arrow Museum (gas not included).

•   Should Venturi and Scott Brown be given this year's RIBA Gold Medal? Yes, says Charles Holland/FAT; but Jack Pringle thinks otherwise (their "buildings failed to live up to their fine words" - ouch!).

•   Davidson spends some time with Koolhaas, which is a bit "like interrogating an oracle."

•   Kamin has the skinny on the 11 teams shortlisted for Chicago's Navy Pier design competition (team members are just as impressive as the leaders - who isn't on this list?!!?).

•   Wainwright on the "clanging alarm bells" going off around one of Leed's most important historic buildings where a partial collapse illustrates "the lethal effects of neglect on a vast but delicate structure."

•   LeBlanc cheers an online treasure-trove of Toronto's mid-century architecture.

•   One we really couldn't resist: move over Gehry Collection for Tiffany - now we have the H.Stern by Oscar Niemeyer Collection of diamond and gold jewelry (we'd certainly wear it!).

•   Call for entries: Letters of Inquiry for second round of ArtPlace grants for creative placemaking + 2011 Open Architecture Challenge: [UN]RESTRICTED ACCESS international architecture competition to re-purpose closed, abandoned, and decommissioning military sites.



  


Architecture and Design Month NYC


World Architecture Festival!


Showcase your product on ANN!



 

 

 

Note: Pages will open in a new browser window.
External news links are not endorsed by ArchNewsNow.com.
Free registration may be required on some sites.
Some pages may expire after a few days.

Yesterday's News

2011 ArchNewsNow.com