The Architect's Newspaper - News Channel 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 The Arts Elevated Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Three new projects fill out Denver's Museum District.</b>:<p>Since the turn of the Millennium, Denver’s Museum District has come into its own as a cultural destination. Studio Daniel Libeskind, with local partner Davis Partnership Architects, expanded the Denver Art Museum with the Hamilton Building (2006), also contributing the Museum Residencies (2006). Allied Works contributed the Clyfford Still Museum (2011), Tryba Architects gave us the sublime facade of History Colorado (2012), Civic Center Park was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012, and a refreshed Colorado Judicial Center (2013) by Fentress added a touch of clas (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Bjarke's Night at the Museum Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Washington, D.C.'s National Building Museum gets a BIG Maze.</b>:<p>The National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. has opened <a href="">BIG Maze</a>, a preview of an exhibition on the Denmark– and New York–based Bjarke Ingels Group, a.k.a BIG, which is slated to open in 2015. The maze’s outer most walls are 18 feet high and they decrease in height toward the center of the plan, giving visitors progressively better views of the rest of the labyrinth as they walk further into it. As a result, getting out of the maze is much easier than reaching its center. There is on (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Feature> Beyond LEED Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Chris Bentley explores the latest horizons in sustainable design metrics.</b>:<p>Since the first LEED plaques were rolled out in 2000, more than 56,000 commercial projects worldwide have received the coveted environmental certification, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Generally acknowledged as the world’s foremost seal of approval for sustainable design, the ranking system has grown to encompass all kinds of projects, from interiors to neighborhood development, retrofits to new construction, skyscrapers to student centers.</p> <p>In 14 years, LEED has gone from fringe to mainstream. Derek Hoeferlin, an assistant professor at Washin (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Review> Citizen Safdie Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Ronnie Self heads to Crystal Bridges to see <em>Global Citizen</em> with Moshe Safdie himself.</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: 310px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 150%;"><i><b>Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie</b></i><br /> Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art<br /> 600 Museum Way, Bentonville, Arkansas<br /> Through September 2</p> <p>Moshe Safdie seems to be reflecting on his long career these days as well as the more gener (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Open> Intelligentsia Coffee Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Wheeler Kearns Architects references old Herald Square department stores for this cafe in an Urban Outfitters.</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>Intelligentsia</b><br /> 1333 Broadway, New York City<br /> Tel: 212-244-4320<br /> Designer: Wheeler Kearns Architects</p> <p>Shoppers at Urban Outfitters’ new outpost in Herald Square can now get a quick hit of caffeine to power them through the racks without ever leaving the store. In June, Intel (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Feeding Industry Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>New incubator to grow light manufacturing in Brooklyn.</b>:<p>One of the drawbacks of the residential real estate juggernaut transforming neighborhoods throughout the city is that light manufacturing and industrial businesses are being forced to relocate or to go out of business. One area that has been especially hard hit by gentrification is the Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn, where a 2005 residential rezoning cut the amount of square feet available for manufacturing uses and made many of the remaining spaces unaffordable for small industrial firms.</p> <p>However, thanks to an ongoing retrofit of a massive 575,000-square-foot former Pfizer w (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Allied Works Carves a Winery Out of Cedar Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Textured wood envelope draws on the history and landscape of Oregon's Willamette Valley.</b>: (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News In the Zone(ing) Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>ODA Architecture delves into regulations for floor area, design cues, and new business.</b>:<p>When large-scale work tapered off during the recession, architect Eran Chen continued to pore over New York City’s zoning codes and regulations, which can have a lot of sway over the shape of architecture in the Big Apple. Chen’s firm, ODA Architecture, has become the darling of New York’s development community with its ability to work within these constraints, maximizing salable square footage while sweetening the pot with distinct and sometimes surprising massing schemes.</p> <p>Before the recession, Chen said, architecture was dominated by high-profile architects that (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Bottom-up Urbanism Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>What's next for the Lowline, Manhattan's subterranean park.</b>:<p>When James Ramsey and Dan Barasch set out to turn a defunct trolley terminal underneath Manhattan’s Lower East Side into an open, airy park, they launched a Kickstarter. It was 2012 and they needed $100,000 to build a full-scale mockup of Ramsey’s “remote skylights” which would collect natural sunlight at the surface and funnel it into the 60,000-square-foot site through fiber optic tubes. If it worked, there would be enough light to sustain photosynthesis.</p> <p>The team met its goal in six days, and ultimately exceeded it by more than $55,000. The installation wa (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Studio Visit> Radii Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>This Hoboken, New Jersey-based model making studio renders not just plans, but ideas and effects.</b>:<p>The craft of architectural model making has been radically transformed in the past five years with the development of new technological tools like CNC milling machines, large format laser cutters, thermo-vac forming, and stereolithography/3D printing. But model makers still work, as they have for many years, primarily from detailed drawings provided by the architect. With these they attempt to provide as realistic an object or detail as possible for the designer or client.</p> <table width="320" border="0" align="right" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"> <tbody> <tr> (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Grid Shell in the Park Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>UTSA student team designs a long-span, thin-shell pavilion for San Antonio.</b>:<p>This summer, San Antonio’s Travis Park—a newly revitalized green space originally established as Travis Plaza in 1870—is playing host to an architectural installation by 14 graduate students from the UTSA College of Architecture. F2, as it is called, is a grid shell prototype that spans more than 50 feet with only 2 inches of material thickness. It evolved from a research project studying minimal surfaces, inflatables, branching, cellular structures, and centenaries.</p> <table width="675" border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"> <tbody> <tr> (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Interactive Thermoplastic Pavilion by B+U Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>A thin shell pavilion with an audio feedback program invites engagement.</b>: (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Editorial> New Cities and Old Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Aaron Seward on the New Cities Summit and Dallas' urge to urbanize. </b>:<p>This June, at the New Cities Summit in the Dallas Arts District, on the fourth floor of the Winspear Opera House, I had the opportunity to sit down with Maxwell Anderson, who has been director of the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) since 2012. During our discussion, Mr. Anderson got out his smart phone and showed me an old black and white photograph of pre-war downtown Dallas: a teeming street scene bustling with hat-wearing pedestrians, trolley cars, and automobiles. The only thing that distinguished it as a city in Texas, as opposed to New York or Chicago in that period, was a sign shaped like (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Obit> Massimo Vignelli, 1931-2014 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Jan Conradi remembers the iconic designer.</b>:<p>Designer Massimo Vignelli, born January 10, 1931, in Milan, Italy, died peacefully in his New York City home on May 27, 2014. One of the world’s most consistent supporters of a modernist approach to design, architecture, and life, Vignelli was widely known for his work on signs and diagrammatic maps of the New York subway; the identity for American Airlines; and for a vast array of publications, signage, products, and furniture for clients including the U.S. National Park Service, Knoll, Heller, Artemide, Casigliani, Feudi di San Gregorio, Ducati, and the British GNER Railway. He work (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News