The Architect's Newspaper - News Channel http://www.archpaper.com/ The Architect's Newspaper speaks directly to architects with the news, developments, trends, resources, and updates when and how they want it. Short, direct, and lively, we are the essential read in the field. Sat, 12 Feb 2011 00:09:39 +0000 en http://www.archpaper.com/ Hot Botany http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8046 Fri, 22 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/Botnaic-Gardens-4.jpg" /><br/><b>Landscape architects West 8 selected to master plan Houston Botanic Garden.</b>:<p>Houston’s flourishing arts and culture firmament stands to gain another leg-up, with master plans for the first Houston Botanic Garden underway. The non-profit organization has designated landscape architecture practice West 8 to helm plans for a new garden on the site of the 120-acre Glenbrook Park Golf Course, located between downtown and Hobby Airport. Houston Botanic Garden will take control of the site, which is currently leased to it by the City of Houston, if it can raise $20 million by the end of 2017.</p> <p>West 8, which was commissioned on April 1 following a national sear (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8046">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8046 Obit> Jon Jerde, 1940-2015 http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8045 Fri, 22 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/16295970602_903b6e1518_o.jpg" /><br/><b>Christopher Carradine remembers the revolutionary architect and Disney Imagineer.</b>:<p>Jon Jerde was so much more than an Architect revolutionary. He was actually more an Imagineer in 1984 than most of us then comfortable in our Disney ivory castle. My first encounter with Jon was hosted by legendary theme park and resort designer Wing Chao, when the two of us dared venture into his magic atelier in an antique red car station on Sunset Boulevard. The spectacular LA Olympics had just closed and Jon was riding a high he really never came down from. From Jon’s example we were inspired to reuse the scaffold and fabric architecture of his and Deborah Sussman’s venues t (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8045">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8045 Glass & Concrete Arts Center by Machado & Silvetti http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8044 Fri, 22 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/11_Studio-Corridor.jpg" /><br/><b>Curved curtain wall and textured composite rain screen create a new focal point on the Hamilton College campus.</b>: (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8044">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8044 Open> Loews Chicago Hotel http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8042 Thu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/Loews_Chicago_Lobby.jpg" /><br/><b>Solomon Cordwell Buenz and Simeone Deary Design Group pay homage to Chicago.</b>:<p style="border-top: 5px solid rgb(0, 170, 238); margin: 6px 10px 10px 0pt; padding: 8px; background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(221, 221, 221); float: left; width: 220px; -moz-background-inline-policy: continuous; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font: 13px/150% helvetica,arial,sans-serif;"><b>Loews Chicago Hotel</b><br /> 455 N. Park Drive, Chicago<br /> 877-868-8232<br /> Designers: Solomon Cordwell Buenz and Simeone Deary Design Group</p> <p>Chicago’s ongoing hotel boom has its latest icon: a 50-story glass tower whose owners proudly announced their new downtown presence with tall, whi (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8042">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8042 Review> Motor Mural http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8041 Thu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/image-255The-Accident---Frida-Kahlo.jpg" /><br/><b><em>Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit</em> explores the Motown work of these twin giants of Mexican art. </b>:<p style="border-top: 5px solid rgb(0, 170, 238); margin: 6px 10px 25px 0pt; padding: 8px; background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(221, 221, 221); -moz-background-inline-policy: continuous; float: left; width: 250px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 150%;"><a href="http://www.dia.org/calendar/exhibition.aspx?id=4608"><b><i>Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit</i></b></a><br /> Detroit Institute of Arts<br /> 5200 Woodward Avenue<br /> Through July 12</p> <p>In the spring of 1932, when Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo arrived in (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8041">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8041 Review> Laying Down the Law http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8039 Wed, 20 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/gordon19.jpg" /><br/><b><em>The Courthouses of Central Texas</em> by San Antonio architect Brantley Hightower is a succinct tribute to one of the most admired groups of buildings in the state. </b>:<p style="border-top: 5px solid rgb(0, 170, 238); margin: 6px 10px 25px 0pt; padding: 8px; background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(221, 221, 221); -moz-background-inline-policy: continuous; float: left; width: 250px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 150%;"><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0292762941/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0292762941&linkCode=as2&tag=brokesidew-20&linkId=3E4YREOHJKCIU4HM"><i><b>The Courthouses of Central Texas</b></i></a><br /> By Brantley Highto (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8039">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8039 House Hunting http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8038 Wed, 20 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/View-from-Bike-Path.jpg" /><br/><b>Los Angeles sustainability plan prompts architects to help solve housing crisis.</b>:<p>If there’s a better city for residential design than Los Angeles, the world’s architects have not found it. From the historical pastiches of the early 20th century, to the modernist movement, to the pioneering designs of some of the world’s most famous contemporary architects, LA’s varied terrain, blank geographic slate, and utter unfamiliarity with tradition has resulted in some of the most notable single-family homes in the world. What the city now needs, though, is much more than sublime boxes and clever uses of industrial materials.</p> <p>LA is built-out and a (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8038">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8038 Portfolio> Latin America in Construction http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8037 Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/05510hr070212_001d.jpg" /><br/><b>MoMA exhibit explores the second wave of Latin American modernism.</b>:<p>An exhibition at MoMA, <a href="https://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/1499"><i>Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980</i></a>, closing on July 19, looks at the period when the euphoria and utopianism associated with the modern movement gave way to a more critical view of architecture’s promises and limitations in this rapidly urbanizing region.</p> <table width="675" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="325"><a href="/uploads/col39p.jpg"><img width="325" height="217" alt="" src="/uploads/col39p.j (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8037">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8037 Studio Visit> Moore Ruble Yudell http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8036 Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/OlinBusinessSchool3.jpg" /><br/><b>This California firm engages communities to create informed, context-specific designs.</b>:<p>For Santa Monica firm Moore Ruble Yudell (MRY), architecture does not simply emerge from the confines of the office. It grows from conversations and interactions with clients, users, settings, and landscapes.</p> <p>“Creativity is not limited to a kind of solo genius,” said firm Principal Buzz Yudell. “People understand enormous amounts about where they work and live. Part of the process is tapping that creativity.”</p> <p><a href="/uploads/UCBerkeley2.jpg"><img width="675" height="323" alt="" src="/uploads/UCBerkeley2.jpg" /></a></p> <div class="caption">Lower Sp (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8036">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8036 The View for a Few http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8035 Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/150-Charles-02-credit-Hayes-Davidson-50984.jpg" /><br/><b>Amenity gardens are the latest trophy spaces for luxury real estate developments in New York.</b>:<p><b>150 Charles Street</b></p> <p>Designed by Dirtworks Landscape Architecture atop a new building by COOKFOX Architects, 150 Charles includes 30,000 square feet of landscaped and outdoor space, including rooftops, public and private terraces, and courtyards.</p> <table width="675" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="325"><a href="/uploads/150-Charles-03-credit-Hayes-Davidson-51309.jpg"><img width="200" height="300" alt="" src="/uploads/150-Charles-03-credit-Hayes-Davidson-51309.jpg" /></a></td> <td width="20"> </ (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8035">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8035 Barclays Bald Spot Banished http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8034 Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/barclay-graphic-01.jpg" /><br/><b>Take an exclusive video tour of the Barclays Center's under-construction green roof.</b>: (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8034">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8034 Home & Away: Residential & Commercial Furnishings http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8033 Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/1-OKURA_EricJourdan_1.jpg" /><br/><b>Thanks to the increasingly sophisticated tastes of clients and consumers, itts becoming harder to discern a distinct boundary between residential and commercial furnishings.</b>: (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8033">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8033 Review> Mystery Man http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8032 Mon, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/Amber-Villa-No.2-Tokyo_hi-res.jpg" /><br/><b>Coy Howard's new book evinces the potentiality of digital architecture, evoking an amorphous sense of place over representation.</b>:<p style="border-top: 5px solid rgb(0, 170, 238); margin: 6px 10px 25px 0pt; padding: 8px; background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(221, 221, 221); -moz-background-inline-policy: continuous; float: left; width: 180px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 150%;"><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0984391320/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0984391320&linkCode=as2&tag=brokesidew-20&linkId=IYHMUTXJPDTMJ2NC"><i><b>The Thickening of Time</b></i></a><br /> By Coy Howard<br /> SCI-Arc (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8032">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8032 Comment> John Pastier http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8031 Mon, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/Interior.jpg" /><br/><b>A-list architects occupy Silicon Valley with planned Google headquarters leading the way.</b>:<p>In its 70-year plus history, <a href="http://www.archpaper.com/news/articles.asp?id=7568">Silicon Valley</a> hasn’t been an incubator of outstanding architecture or a significant patron of A-list architects. But recently the latter has been changing. As tech companies have continued to amass unheard-of wealth, a few industry leaders have engaged top-tier designers for their headquarters and campuses. <a href="http://blog.archpaper.com/tag/apple/">Apple</a> was first, teaming with <a href="http://blog.archpaper.com/tag/norman-foster/">Norman Foster</a> in 2011, followed by <a href="htt (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8031">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8031