Today’s News - Wednesday, December 18, 2019
● ANN feature: Locktov's Venice Gift Guide spotlights 20 Venetian artisans and small businesses that suffered extensive damages in the unprecedented November flood - when you invest in their creativity, you are helping them to repair, restart, and recover.
● Kimmelman considers what new NYC jails will look like after Rikers Island closes: "Leadership and design excellence are key. If we're going to keep building jails, can new architecture help heal what ails the penal system?"
● Hilburg reports on BIG's proposed pair of "sloping blockbuster towers" on Brooklyn's waterfront, and 6 acres of new public space by James Corner Field Operations "able to weather a 500-year-storm surge."
● Bernstein profiles Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and how they have "reshaped Manhattan's contemporary cultural landscape. A trip up the West Side is now a tour of DS+R triumphs."
● Saval's (fascinating!) dive into the "U.S. Government's influence on 20th-century design" during World War II, and how the OSS "assembled a concentration of acumen and talent. It was the Bauhaus, but for war" (Saarinen, Eames, Moholy-Nagy, and Fuller included!).
● Zacks asks MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program curators and alumni to comment on its value to their careers and its future, now that rumors are "circulating of its potential cancellation" (say it ain't so!).
● The new Energy Efficiency Impact Report "provides a consolidated analysis of the sweeping impacts of energy efficiency investments, policies, and innovation" in residential and commercial buildings, industry, and transportation in the face of climate change.
● Nagendra parses how "Delhi's previous revamps hold a warning against the hubris of its rulers" as plans by HCP Design unfold to revamp "parts of Lutyens' Delhi."
● Call for entries: "Value": 2020 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers: open to current residents (citizenship not required) of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, 10 years or less out of school.
● Call for Presentations: ASLA 2020 Conference on Landscape Architecture in Miami next October.
Year/Decade in Review:
● Some our fave Curbed writers offer "a look at the best (and worst) of the 2010s."
● Wainwright's take on the "Top 10 architecture of 2019: It was the year that council housing turned community-minded, King Arthur got a swishy new bridge, and the Lake District harbored a gem."
● King's take on "the decade's best buildings that redefine San Francisco - and the lessons that they teach. Pausing to take stock can help raise standards in the decade to come."
● McGrath offers her pick of "the most important moments" that "shaped the design landscape of the past 10 years."
● ZHA and Esplan win the competition to design Rail Baltic Estonia's Ülemiste terminal with "Light Stream" - ZHA also won the competition to design Tallinn's Old City Harbor with "Streamcity."
● What Frame Awards 2020 Lifetime Achievement awardee Masamichi Katayama "has taught the industry - he has always stayed the curious, playful young man that he was when he opened shop some 25 years ago."
● Eyefuls of the (long) shortlist for the Frame Awards 2020 for the best interiors that "prove to serve both users and the planet."
● Romanian photographer Laurian Ghinitoiu is the overall winner in the 2019 Architectural Photography Awards - along with "six more category gongs."
ICYMI - ANN recent features:
● Janet Adams Strong reflects on Jean Holabird's "Paper City," the artist's 3D watercolors of NYC buildings that go on view today in a display window of Ralph Walker's 1930 Western Union Building (in NYC).
● Dalrymple's Lesson Plan #7: An Implicit Rather than Explicit Model for Teaching Architecture.
● Locktov describes the flood damage wrought on the Fondazione Querini Stampalia, including Scarpa and Botta interventions, and calls for support of fundraising for the restoration of one of Venice's architectural and cultural treasures.
● Norman Weinstein: Top Architecture and Design Books of 2019: 10 books offering historic sweeps, global visions, and heroic quests.
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ANN feature: JoAnn Locktov: Venice Gift Guide for the Venetophile in your life! Many Venetian artisans and small businesses suffered extensive damages in the unprecedented acqua alta flooding in November, so when you invest in their creativity, you are helping them to repair, restart, and recover.- ArchNewsNow.com
Michael Kimmelman: After Rikers Island Closes, What Will Jail Look Like? ...[NYC] will build four new jails, a chance to address penal reform and make jails safer. But leadership and design excellence are key: If we’re going to keep building jails, can new architecture help heal what ails the penal system? Jails are works of architecture...Their designs...give physical form to society’s shifting attitudes about justice...the city has examples of safer, dignified jails and prisons to draw from...They can be designed to fit architecturally into the fabric of the streets...there’s a mountain of evidence that bad architecture contributes to a climate of cruelty, shame and alienation.- New York Times
Jonathan Hilburg: BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group and James Corner Field Operations reveal Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s newest blockbuster towers: ...a pair of sloping towers...Thanks to the existing concrete caissons...BIG and JCFO have been able to propose building into the East River to create a total of six acres of public space...Ingels claimed that the River Street towers would be able to weather a 500-year-storm surge- The Architect's Newspaper
Fred A. Bernstein: How AD100 Architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro Reshaped Manhattan's Contemporary Cultural Landscape: No architects have done more to transform Manhattan’s cultural landscape in the 21st century...What’s next for these hometown heroes? A trip up the West Side...is now a tour of [DS+R] triumphs..."We’re always looking for something that’s harder than what we’ve done before.” -- James Corner Field Operations; Piet Oudolf; Rockwell Group; Benjamin Gilmartin- Architectural Digest
Nikil Saval: The Curious Case of the U.S. Government’s Influence on 20th-Century Design: Known for its intelligence-gathering operations during World War II, the O.S.S. also helped shape the look of modern life: Office of Strategic Services assembled a concentration of acumen and talent...that propagated design in the 20th century. It was the Bauhaus, but for war. -- Raymond Loewy; Henry Dreyfuss; Walter Dorwin Teague; Walt Disney; Lewis Mumford; Eero Saarinen; Laszlo Moholy-Nagy; Charles and Ray Eames; R. Buckminster Fuller- New York Times Style Magazine
Stephen Zacks: MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program curators and alumni talk about its future: Less than a month after the $450 million expansion of MoMA, hints began circulating of the potential cancellation of MoMA PS1‘s YAP. Begun in 1999...YAP became an influential model around the world...YAP winners and curators comment on its value to their careers, to young architects, and to the field, and to suggest possible future directions for the program. -- Florian Idenburg/SO-IL; Eric Bunge/nARCHITECTS; Gregg Pasquarelli/SHoP Architects; Jenny Sabin Studio; Tobias Armborst/Interboro Partners; Pablo Castro/Jennifer Lee/OBRA; MoMA: Pedro Gadanho; Terence Riley/K/R Architects- The Architect's Newspaper
New Report Reveals Dramatic Energy Efficiency Impacts, Warns Of Stalled Progress In Face Of Climate Challenge: Energy Efficiency Impact Report provides a consolidated analysis of the sweeping impacts of energy efficiency investments, policies, and innovation and the potential energy savings still ahead across a variety of sectors including residential and commercial buildings, industry, and transportation.- American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy / Alliance to Save Energy / Business Council for Sustainable Energy
Shubhan Nagendra: Delhi’s Previous Revamps Hold a Warning for New Rulers: If the Modi government wishes to create an enduring legacy out of Delhi's architecture, it must make sure its new Delhi does not become the graveyard of its dynasty: HCP Design won the bid to redevelop parts of Lutyens’ Delhi...has already been privy to redesigns with the British and the Mughals...the history of Delhi’s last three revamps holds a warning against the hubris of its rulers...Edwin Lutyens considered Indian architecture to be ‘childish ignorance’. Herbert Baker, also not a fan of Indian architecture... If plans to significantly alter Lutyens’s Delhi cement...in today’s India will be costly...- The Wire (India)
Call for entries: "Value": 2020 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers: open to current full-time residents (citizenship not required) of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Entrants must be ten years or less out of a bachelor’s or master’s degree program; cash prizes; deadline: February 10, 2020- Architectural League of New York
Call for entries: ASLA 2020 Conference on Landscape Architecture Call for Presentations, Miami, Florida, October 2 - 5, 2020; education proposals that will help to drive change in the field of landscape architecture and solve everyday challenges; deadline: January 23, 2020- American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
A decade in Review: A look at the best (and worst) of the 2010s by Alissa Walker, Valeria Ricciulli, Adam Brinklow, Cindy Widner, Sara Freund, Nathan Kensinger, Tom Acitelli, Patrick Sisson, etc.: How bike share became the decade’s biggest transit success story; A decade of destruction in New York City: NYC has lost countless cultural and historic institutions; A decade of regret in Chicago; Preposterous ideas from Chicago and Detroit’s past decade that actually came true; etc.- Curbed
Oliver Wainwright: Top 10 architecture of 2019: It was the year that council housing turned community-minded, King Arthur got a swishy new bridge and the Lake District harboured a gem. -- Purcell & Niall McLaughlin; Mole Architects; "Charlotte Perriand: Inventing a New World"; William Matthews & Ney + Partners; Feilden Fowles; Marks Barfield; Peter Barber; Carmody Groarke; 6a Architects; Mikhail Riches- Guardian (UK)
John King: The decade’s best buildings in a changing SF: 12 structures and spaces that redefine San Francisco - and the lessons that they teach: Choosing the word that sums up the evolution of [the city's] urban landscape these past 10 years is easy: profound. After that things get real difficult, real fast...Pausing to take stock can help raise standards in the decade to come. -- Heller Manus Architects; Fougeron Architecture; Fletcher Studio; Stanley Saitowitz/Natoma Architect; BAR Architects; Kennerly Architecture & Planning; Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects; Fletcher Studio; Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects; PWP Landscape Architecture; EHDD; Surfacedesign; Foster + Partners; Rebar (now part of Gehl)- San Francisco Chronicle
Katherine McGrath: The Most Important Design Moments of the Past 10 Years: From the birth of Instagram to the death of Zaha Hadid, these moments shaped the design landscape of the past decade: Rebirth of Ground Zero; New Museums and Important Renovations; High Line; Architecture’s #MeToo Reckoning; Chicago Architecture Biennial; Hudson Yards; Notre-Dame Fire; etc. -- SOM;p Snøhetta; Santiago Calatrava; Michael Arad; Peter Walker; David Adjaye; Frank Gehry; Renzo Piano’; Diller Scofidio + Renfro; Rem Koolhaas/OMA; Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF); Foster + Partners; Thomas Heatherwick- Architectural Digest
Zaha Hadid Architects win design competition for Ülemiste terminal: "Light Stream" by ZHA and win design competition for ...Rail Baltic Estonia announced an international design competition in May...ZHA also won the competition to design Tallinn's Old City Harbor...with "Streamcity."- ERR / Eesti Rahvusringhääling / Estonian Public Broadcasting News
What our Frame Awards 2020 Lifetime Achievement Awardee has taught the industry: Masamichi Katayama, the principal and founder of Japanese interior design firm Wonderwall...gave evidence of a deep interest in his clients and translated the essence of their brands into stores that felt as fresh and sharp as his first ones without being quirky...he has always stayed the curious, playful young man that he was when he opened shop some 25 years ago.- Frame magazine
Shortlist announced for the Frame Awards 2020 for the best interiors: Project finalists prove to serve both users and the planet...showcasing innovation and thought-leadership. Designer of the Year: WGNB; Note Design Studio; Rafael de Cárdenas; Esrawe Studio; UDS Ltd.; Emerging Designer of the Year: Say architects; Office AIO; DDAA; Roth Architecture; ATMA Design Studio- Frame magazine
2019 Architectural Photography Awards winners revealed: Overall winner, Laurian Ghinitoiu, as well as six more category gongs. -- BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group; Lacaton & Vassal, Druot, Hutin; 51N4E; RCR Arquitectes; He Zhenhuan; AZL Architects; Tzu Chin Yu; Amanda Levete; Inge Schuster; Sto; World Architecture Festival (WAF)- Wallpaper*
ANN feature: Janet Adams Strong: New York Unpacked: Reflections on Jean Holabird's "Paper City": The artist's 3D watercolors of New York City buildings go on view today in a display window of Ralph Walker's former Western Union Building (1930).- ArchNewsNow.com
ANN feature: Dr. Theodore Dalrymple: Lesson Plan #7: An Implicit Rather than Explicit Model for Teaching Architecture: I would institute an annual prize, with substantial cash awards, for architecture students who would be given the task of designing a building that surpasses an iconic monstrosity in ugliness.- ArchNewsNow.com
ANN feature: JoAnn Locktov: Scarpa and Botta Interventions Severely Damaged in Venice Floods: Fondazione Querini Stampalia initiates fundraising for restoration of its architectural and cultural treasures.- ArchNewsNow.com
ANN feature: Norman Weinstein: Top Architecture and Design Books of 2019: 10 books offering historic sweeps, global visions, and heroic quests. -- Friederike Hollander & Nina Wiedemeyer; Austin Williams; Jane Hall; Philip Jodidio; Izabela Cichonska, Karolina Popera, & Kuba Snopek; Don Barasch; Charles Lockwood & Patrick W. Ciccone w/ Jonathan D. Taylor; Rowan Bain; Ben Stevens; Philip Jodidio & Aga Kahn Historic Cities Programme- ArchNewsNow.com
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