Today’s News - Tuesday, May 22, 2018
● Budds examines "how architecture can rebuild itself, post #MeToo. The work to correct architecture's systemic inequities has already begun - and there are more measures the industry can take," such as...
● Boyadzhieva and Chun talk about their project Girl Uninterrupted "shining a light on issues that matter to the next generation of architects and recommending solutions that could help build a more equitable profession."
● Edelson parses the recent Smart Cities Conference in NYC that "raised concerns about those left behind by technology," and "emphasized the need to ensure that this emerging industry benefits cities' disenfranchised residents."
● Speaking of smart cities, Foster + Partners is master-planning a new sustainable, 83-square-mile city in India, where "over 60% of this core area will be occupied by greenery or water" (main focus on a striking government building).
● An interesting round-up of takes on the state of architecture criticism today by a veritable Who's Who of architecture critics ("These questions, and this debate, make me tired," sayeth Lange).
● Lo takes a long look at "how the 1960s and 1970s inspired radical architecture - a period when politics, pop culture and technology collided to spawn a new era of radical creativity in architecture" (terrific overview and images).
● Betsky parses Stern's new dorms at Yale: "So, how has Stern done? Pretty well, all things considered. My judgment on this does not, however, mean that I either buy that it was the right thing to do or that the results are wholly successful...there - in the humble brick - lies the ultimate rub."
● A look at San Antonio's "Latino High Line," Phase 1 of the San Pedro Creek Culture Park riverwalk, which was once a concrete drainage ditch.
● Bozikovic x 2: He cheers LGA's makeover of Evergreen Brick Works' oft-flooded Kiln Building in Toronto, now one of two hubs for the new Future Cities Canada initiative, and "a test case for the construction industry, both for its response to flooding and for its energy performance."
● He has a conversation with Pritzker winner Doshi about his work and about the prize: "Doshi was palpably excited about sharing his ideas - which were more about ethics than about forms - building for the public, with a sense of the public good, he suggested, is what matters most."
● Pacheco parses five takeaways from Doshi's Pritzker Prize lecture: he "seemingly relished the opportunity to discuss the relative difference and richness in perspective his 'uncharted architecture possesses." #2: "Be a citizen as well as a professional" (link to complete lecture).
● Call for entries: MAD Architecture's 2018 MAD Travel Fellowship, open to undergraduate/graduate students internationally (5 winners - deadline looms!).
● Call for entries: Q City Plan Qinhuangdao International Student Design Competition: creative ideas for small-scale renovations in public spaces for the regeneration of this famous port city of China.
● Call for entries: Silent Meditation Forest Cabins architecture competition: create a space where guests can "unplug"; winning designs will be considered for construction in Latvia.
● Congress for the New Urbanism/CNU 2018 Charter Award winners are projects in the U.S., South Africa, England, Costa Rica, Argentina, and Iran.
● An impressive group of 9 midcareer professionals make up the Harvard GSD Class of 2019 Loeb Fellows.
● Some impressive projects make the shortlist for New Zealand's 2018 NZ Wood-Resene Timber Design Awards.
● The AIA 2018 Housing Awards honor 11 projects in four categories (great presentation).
● The Society of Architectural Historians receives $120,000 grant from the Driehaus Foundation.
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Diana Budds: How architecture can rebuild itself post #MeToo: ...for the architectural field to progress, it needs to embrace an era of democratic practice: As #MeToo’s magnifying glass turns to vaunted starchitects...a larger appraisal is taking place. It’s challenging the field’s entire foundation...that can no longer be ignored: The authoritarian auteur is obsolete...The work...to correct architecture’s systemic inequities has already begun - and there are more measures the architecture industry can take...Insist on a diverse pipeline in education - and nurture it; Set a more equitable standard in the workplace; Rethink merit awards; Hold public works accountable. -- Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation; Eva Hagberg Fisher; Alexandra Lange; Alissa Walker; Justin Davidson- Curbed
Status Quo, Interrupted: Making a difference starts with being heard: Zhanina Boyadzhieva and Juliet Chun are designers at Boston-based Leers Weinzapfel Associates, a firm that was started in the 1980s by two women - Andrea Leers and Jane Weinzapfel...Boyadzhieva and Chun have leveraged an atmosphere of curiosity and professional support into a project...Girl UNinterrupted...shining a light on issues that matter to the next generation of architects and recommending solutions that could help build a more equitable profession.- Architect Magazine
Zachary Edelson: Smart Cities Conference Raises Concerns About Those Left Behind by Technology: Numerous panels...highlighted how technology could exacerbate today's inequalities: ...discussions (especially those focused on urban planning) frequently discussed the wide pitfalls facing cities vis-a-vis technology...emphasized the need to ensure that this emerging industry benefits cities’ disenfranchised residents.- Metropolis Magazine
Foster + Partners to masterplan new sustainable city in India: ...the new state capital of Andhra Pradesh...will centre on [the legislative assembly building] with a needle-like roof. Set on the banks of River Krishna, the new city of Amaravati will cover 217 square kilometres...Over 60% of this core area will be occupied by greenery or water, with cycle paths, water taxis and routes for electric cars...focusing on eco-friendly and cost-effective building techniques. [images]- Dezeen
What do architecture critics think of the state of architecture criticism today? As Christopher Hawthorne moves on from the Los Angeles Times and as new forms of criticism proliferate, we asked the architecture community what the role of the critic is today, and what it might be missing...“These questions, and this debate, make me tired. What other critics are asked to justify their existence time and again?...The problems of criticism are the problems of journalism: lack of resources, a flocking to the popular, and lack of diversity.” -- Mark Lamster; Alexandra Lange; Witold Rybczynski; Frances Anderton; Barry Bergdoll; Oliver Wainwright; Justin Davidson- The Architect's Newspaper
Andrea Lo: How the 1960s and 1970s inspired radical architecture: ...a period when politics, pop culture and technology collided to spawn a new era of radical creativity in architecture...a time of unrivalled socio-political activism..."The events...arguably affected the way in which architects and designers started to approach not only for whom they were designing, but why (they were designing)." -- Sean Anderson/MoMA; Buckminster Fuller; Gunter Zamp Kelp/Laurids Ortner, and artist Klaus Pinter/Haus-Rucker-Co; Peter Cook/Archigram/CRAB Studio; Gavin Robotham/CRAB Studio; Chip Lord/Doug Michels/Ant Farm; Richard Jost [images]- CNN Style
Aaron Betsky: Money Can’t Buy You the Past: ...a whiff of the past from former dean Robert A.M. Stern is not enough to save Yale University’s pastiche: Why should we even care? ...because that amount of money and attention means that this should be the chance neo-classicists have craved for in order to prove their case...So, how has Stern done? Pretty well, all things considered. My judgment on this does not, however, mean that I either buy that it was the right thing to do or that the results are wholly successful...there - in the humble brick - lies the ultimate rub. -- James Gamble Rogers [images]- Architect Magazine
San Antonio’s “Latino High Line” opens to the public: ...the waterway’s rejuvenation [of]...what was [in 2015] a concrete drainage ditch. The completion of phase 1.1, a 2,200-foot-long stretch of riverwalk christened San Pedro Creek Culture Park, marks just one part of a four-phase plan to revitalize the 2.2-mile-long creek...Each area of the river will eventually have its own design and accompanying visual identity, but retain a focus on the local ecology, history of San Antonio, and the water itself. -- Muñoz and Company [images]- The Architect's Newspaper
Alex Bozikovic: How a kiln building in Toronto will heat up the new Future Cities Canada: Evergreen Brick Works is reconstructing its Kiln Building in a way that deals with extreme weather, and through its role in a new coalition...that aims to address major urban issues including climate change...The place is rich with atmosphere...measures allow the building to serve as a test case for the construction industry, both for its response to flooding and for its energy performance...The bigger goal...is to use this space to focus attention on the larger and complex issues of city-building in the 21st century. -- Geoff Cape; Janna Levitt/LGA Architectural Partners- Globe and Mail (Canada)
Alex Bozikovic: Pritzker Prize winner Balkrishna Doshi puts the focus on people: In a conversation about his work and about the Pritzker...Doshi...was palpably excited about sharing his ideas - which were more about ethics than about forms...The background for this view became clear as he spoke about his life and work - subjects which cannot be separated...building for the public, with a sense of the public good, he suggested, is what matters most. “An architect must be an activist and think always of the larger society." -- Le Corbusier; Louis Kahn- Globe and Mail (Canada)
Antonio Pacheco: Five rules for an “uncharted” architecture from Balkrishna Doshi‘s Pritzker Prize lecture: ...[he] seemingly relished in the opportunity to discuss the relative difference and richness in perspective his “uncharted” architecture possesses...key points...in describing his life-long pursuit of open-ended, dynamic, and multivalent architectures. 1) Create spaces where you can lose yourself. 2) Be a citizen as well as a professional. 3) Focus on stability, not mobility. 4) Design things that can be used for many, many purposes. 5) Embed movement, nature, and an appreciation of time in your work. [link to full lecture]- The Architect's Newspaper
Call for entries: 2018 MAD Travel Fellowship: 9th edition open to undergraduate/graduate students from across globe majoring in architecture, environmental art, landscape architecture or related area of study; 5 winners; deadline: June 8- MAD Architecture
Call for entries: Q City Plan Qinhuangdao International Student Design Competition: creative ideas for small-scale renovations instead of large-scale landscapes in public spaces for the regeneration of this famous port city of China; cash prizes; registration deadline: May 30 (submissions due June 16)- Urban Environment Design (UED) Magazine (China) / Hebei Provincial People's Government
Call for entries: Silent Meditation Forest Cabins architecture competition (international): create a space where guests can “unplug”; with winning designs being considered for construction - and Latvia’s reputation as one of the greenest countries in Europe - projects should have the potential to become a regional example of green building practice; cash prizes; early bird deadline (save money! special student rates): June 22 (submissions due October 23)- Bee Breeders (formerly HMMD/Homemade Dessert)
CNU 2018 Charter Award Winners: 11 professional designs and three student design projects across the United States and in South Africa, England, Costa Rica, Argentina, and Iran. -- Looney Ricks Kiss; site design group; The Street Plans Collaborative; Town of Davidson, NC; Kronberg Wall Architects; Cunningham | Quill Architects; Rhinehart Pulliam & Company; Municipalidad de Curridabat/Tandem Arquitectos; ADAM Architecture/Duchy of Cornwall; Robert A.M. Stern Architects; DPZ CoDESIGN; University of Pretoria/Holm Jordaan Architects; UC Berkeley, College of Environmental Design [images]- Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU)
Introducing the Harvard Graduate School of Design Class of 2019 Loeb Fellows: 9 midcareer professionals will pursue a year of independent study in the fields of architecture, urban planning, public policy, public art, resilient design, and more. -- Stephen Burks/Stephen Burks Man Made; Maria Cabildo/Fireflower Partners; Jeana Dunlap/Louisville Metro Government; Washington Fajardo/Desenho Brasileiro Arquitetura e Design (DEBR); Bryna Lipper/100 Resilient Cities/Rockefeller Foundation; Andrea Reimer/City of Vancouver; Michael Smith Masis/Entre Nos Atelier; Katie Swenson/Enterprise Community Partners- Architect Magazine
2018 NZ Wood-Resene Timber Design Awards ‘Stage One’ Finalists in nine categories, including new category of Multi-storey Timber Buildings. -- Studio Pacific Architecture; Chris Moller Architecture + Urbanism; Architectus; Tennent Brown Architects; Warren & Mahoney; RM Designs; Stevens Lawson Architects; Strachan Group Architects; Jerram Tocker Barron Architects; Archaus; Jasmax/Powell Fenwick; Logic Group; PTL Structural Consultants/Design Base/Nelson Timber Solutions; etc. [images]- NZ Wood (New Zealand)
Best new homes honored with AIA 2018 Housing Awards: 11 single family, production, multifamily, and specialized housing projects recognized. -- COOKFOX Architects/Alan Wanzenberg Architect & Design; Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects; FXCollaborative/Curtis + Ginsberg Architects; Robert A.M. Stern Architects; Michael Maltzan Architecture; Bohlin Cywinski Jackson; A-I-R/Architecture-Infrastructure-Research; alterstudio architecture; Bates Masi + Architects; OJT/Office of Jonathan Tate; Poon Design/Prest Vuksic Architects [images]- American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Society of Architectural Historians Receives $120,000 Grant from The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation: SAH Executive Director Pauline Saliga: “This grant enables SAH to develop and administer local, national and international programs that bring together those who study, research and practice in the fields of architectural and urban history.”- Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)
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