Today’s News - Tuesday, August 6, 2019
● Dickinson delves into why "the two most dangerous words in architecture" are "style and "beauty."
● King delves into the rise of transit-oriented development at BART stations across the San Francisco Bay Area: "What's significant is that transportation lines and housing needs are being looked at together, rather than separately - an approach that is long overdue" (it's not without opposition).
● Showley parses 10 major projects that "promise to add to San Diego's collection of notable buildings, but it remains to be seen if any of them rise to world-class, must-see status in the decades ahead."
● Broome cheers Rawn's "handsome, plainspoken" Linde Center on Tanglewood's "breathtaking campus. While the complex stands out as a more refined version of its predecessors, it complements them in its modesty."
● Child Graddon Lewis "resurrects" the pre-war form of the 1901 Gatehouse School in east London.
● Gould Evans and Kahler Slater "responds to the need for a new, cost-effective and resilient model of rural healthcare" in rural Kansas.
● The RAIC releases its first new fee guide for architects and clients in 10 years.
● One we couldn't resist: Comedy Central "roasts pretentious architect videos in the latest 'Alternatino'": Arturo Castro's character Gerhardt Fjuck spoofs "all the clichés of architecture in the 21st century."
● ICYMI: ANN feature: Kristen Richards: Maestro, Please: Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, welcomes its first new facility in 25 years - to applause: The Linde Center for Music and Learning, designed by William Rawn Associates Architects with Reed Hilderbrand.
● An impressive shortlist of four teams announced in the Houston Endowment Headquarters International Design Competition.
● Denise Scott Brown receives the Lisbon Triennial-Millennium BCP-Award - the "vision and consistency of her body of work has made her an icon."
● Stand-out students win the 2019 Fentress Global Challenge to envision an airport of the future.
● Call for entries (no fee!): 2nd Building 4Humanity Design Competition (B4H-DC): design ideas that would contribute towards the social inclusion and integration of Syrian war refugees in Reyhanli, Turkey.
● Call for entries: 67th Annual Progressive Architecture - P/A Awards.
● Call for entries: A|N 7th Annual Best Of Design Awards.
● Call for entries: 2019 Residential Architect Design Awards.
● Call for entries: World Architecture Festival 2019 Architecture Drawing Prize.
● Call for entries: 45th Ken Roberts Memorial Competition for hand and digital delineation by professionals and students.
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Duo Dickinson: The Two Most Dangerous Words In Architecture: Style and Beauty: The 20th century’s aesthetic consensus is under siege and subject now to change: The failures and hypocrisies of 20th century architecture has created a fierce backlash...Rather than rage, it’s time to think about why architecture means so much that it engenders that rage. I think it is because “beauty,” and the threat of its loss and perversion, is fundamentally important in our lives...The essential motivator of architecture, beauty, has a newly imperative focus, as the very nature of practice is changing.- Common Edge
John King: At home at BART: It’s called ‘transit-oriented development’ - building dense housing near and around public transportation. It’s one way to mitigate the Bay Area’s housing crisis, and it’s on the rise at BART stations: Long touted by boosters as pedestrian-friendly transit villages, such projects...are gaining support as never before...None of this comes without opposition...Recent history suggests the changes won’t come as quickly as boosters hope or as critics fear...What’s significant is that the Bay Area’s transportation lines and housing needs are being looked at together, rather than separately - an approach that is long overdue.- San Francisco Chronicle
Roger Showley: For its 250th anniversary, San Diego gets an update: ...rethinking past projects, planning billions of dollars’ worth of new projects, and coping with a housing shortage...Some midcentury mistakes are being reversed, but challenges remain...10 major projects in the works promise to add to San Diego’s collection of notable buildings, but it remains to be seen if any of them rise to world-class, must-see status in the decades ahead. -- Jon Jerde; RCH Studios; EYRC Architects; RDC; HKS; Carrier Johnson + Culture; Gensler; De Bartolo + Rimanic Design Studio; 5+design; Fentress Architects; BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group; AVRP Skyport; Safdie Rabines Architects; LMN Partners- The Architect's Newspaper
Beth Broome: Linde Center for Music and Learning by William Rawn Associates, Lenox, Massachusetts: Tanglewood...hosts one of the globe’s preeminent music festivals...it is equally celebrated for its breathtaking campus...New additions to this landscape are not undertaken lightly...That makes the Linde Center...especially significant...handsome, plainspoken buildings...While the complex stands out as a more refined version of its predecessors, it complements them in its modesty. -- Reed Hilderbrand; Kirkegaard Associates- Architectural Record
Child Graddon Lewis transforms primary school with GRC ‘vertical’ extension: The £8 million extension and refurbishment of the east London school ressurects its pre-war form...Gatehouse School...built in 1901...The alterations in the years that followed, in addition to an unsatisfactory relationship to a neighbouring housing block, called for a rebalancing of the existing elevations.- The Architects' Journal (UK)
Gould Evans [in partnership with Kahler Slater] designs 62,000-square-foot healthcare facility in rural Kansas: Patterson Health Center in rural Harper County...unites two formerly separate critical access hospitals under one roof...responds to the county’s need for a new, cost-effective and resilient model of rural healthcare...It is deliberately sited between the towns [Harper and Anthony] and adjacent to their shared Chaparral High School....[which] will soon offer a health-centered curriculum- RE Journals
RAIC releases new fee guide for architects and clients: "A Guide to Determining Appropriate Fees for the Services of an Architect"...the first new fee guide to be issued in 10 years.- Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC)
Comedy Central roasts pretentious architect videos in the latest Alternatino: Have you ever watched Daniel Libeskind or Bjarke Ingels speak in hollow truisms about inspiration and “creating the world” and thought it was an elaborate joke...Listening to Gerhardt Fjuck is literally a joke. On comedian Arturo Castro’s new.,..show...he spoofed all the clichés of architecture in the 21st century...- The Architect's Newspaper
Shortlist Announced for the Houston Endowment Headquarters International Design Competition: Four teams chosen to create concept designs for a new headquarters for U.S. philanthropic organization. -- Deborah Berke Partners/DAVID RUBIN Land Collective/Atelier Ten; Kevin Daly Architects/TLS Landscape Architecture/Productora/Transsolar; Olson Kundig/Surfacedesign; Schaum/Shieh Architects/HKS/Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture- Malcolm Reading Consultants / Houston Endowment
Denise Scott Brown Receives the Lisbon Triennial-Millennium BCP-Award: The recognition is given to a voice of undeniable importance in architecture, a name that for over 40 years has solidified its relevance as an architect, urban planner, teacher, writer, photographer and director. The vision and consistency of her body of work has made her an icon...- ArchDaily
2019 Fentress Global Challenge winners: ...competition challenged students to envision the Airport of the Future in the year 2075...drew students from more than 50 countries. -- Daoru Wang/North Carolina State University; Samantha Pires/New Jersey Institute of Technology; Christopher Johnson/University for the Creative Arts (UK) [images]- Fentress Architects
Call for entries: 2nd Building 4Humanity Design Competition (B4H-DC): design ideas that would contribute towards the social inclusion and integration of Syrian war refugees in Reyhanli, Turkey; no fee; cash prizes; registration deadline: October 1 (submissions due October 10)- Building 4Humanity
Call for entries: 67th Annual Progressive Architecture - P/A Awards (international): recognize unbuilt projects demonstrating overall design excellence and innovation; all entries must be commissioned by paying clients for execution; deadline: November 1- Architect Magazine
Call for entries: A|N 7th Annual Best Of Design Awards (international): projects must be located within Canada, Mexico, or the United Statesin; 50 categories; deadline: October 4- The Architect's Newspaper
Call for entries: 2019 Residential Architect Design Awards (international): recognize outstanding work in advancing residential design; deadline: September 6- Architect Magazine
Call for entries: World Architecture Festival 2019 Architecture Drawing Prize (international): curated by Make Architects, Sir John Soane’s Museum and WAF; winners and shortlist will be on display at Sir John Soane's Museum in London; deadline: September 27- World Architecture Festival (WAF)
Call for entries: 45th Ken Roberts Memorial Competition (KRob) (international): honors hand and digital delineation by professionals and students; deadline: October 31- AIA Dallas
ANN feature: Kristen Richards: Maestro, Please: Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the Berkshires, welcomes its first new facility in 25 years - to applause: The Linde Center for Music and Learning, designed by William Rawn Associates Architects with Reed Hilderbrand- ArchNewsNow.com
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