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/ Comment> Pierluigi Serraino and John Marx http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7988 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/Emotional-Meaning-Graphics-Feb2015-1.jpg" /><br/><b>The Bay Area authors and architects pen a manifesto for pursuing a tighter fit between form and emotion.</b>:<p><b>SETTING THE STAGE. </b></p> <p>Remember the last time you changed your route to stop and visit a particular building? You may have wanted to see it for some time; perhaps it was a curiosity or a tribute to your student days. Imagine you are there, entering the realm of its presence with all the particularities of your own life. That architecture is inevitable, substantive, impactful, consequential, and undeniably timeless. Still, in its beauty, the construction is a mute messenger of the larger order of things that you sense within, but are unable to declare. This artifact is the resona (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7988">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7988 Review> Back to the Drawing Board http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7987 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/Miss_Bedford-Square.jpg" /><br/><b>Currently on view at the RISD Museum in Providence, this exhibit takes us back to an era when drawings were the main means of expression in the design field.</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%;"><i><b>Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association</b></i><br /> <a href="http://risdmuseum.org/manual/166_drawing_ambience">RISD Museum</a><br /> 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI<br /> Through August 2, 2015</p> <p>Digital design tools have become m (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7987">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7987 Bus Only http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7986 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/Washington-rendering.jpg" /><br/><b>Bus Rapid Transit is finally on its way to Chicago's Loop.</b>:<p>On a busy day it can sometimes be faster to walk across the Loop, Chicago’s downtown transit hub, than to take a bus. That could change next year once construction on the $33 million transportation infrastructure project dubbed “Loop Link” is complete. City officials say that the project to bring Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) to the Loop will eventually increase bus travel times by 25 percent on six separate routes. Construction began in earnest on March 16, with the city’s Department of Transportation (CDOT) closing lanes on westbound Madison Street and southbound Clinton (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7986">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7986 Alpine Factory by Barkow Leibinger http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7985 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/David-Franck_HAWE_0861.jpg" /><br/><b>A geometric corrugated metal and glass facade integrates industry and nature.</b>: (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7985">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7985 Review> The Ongoing Reign of Modernism http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7984 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/block-of-flats-with-OKO-cinema,-J.Stockar-Bernkopf,-J.-Solc-(c)-National-Technical-Museum.jpg" /><br/><b>At the Center for Architecture in New York through May 23, this show investigates the distinct ways the tenets of modernism were applied in Czechoslovakia.</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%;"><i><b>Prague Functionalism: Tradition and Contemporary Echoes</b></i><br /> Center for Architecture in New York<br /> 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY<br /> Through May 23</p> <p>As Modernism spread across the globe in the early 20th century, its vision of a totalizing, unif (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7984">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7984 Techno Care http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7983 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/Parkland_Exterior-2.jpg" /><br/><b>Parkland Hospital revamped into the nation's first digital healthcare facility.</b>:<p>A major expansion of the historic Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas—the largest healthcare facility currently under construction nationwide—is creating the first “digital hospital” in the United States. This marks the third redevelopment of the complex, which first opened in 1893. When completed it will be twice as big as it was in 1963, when then-President John F. Kennedy was rushed to the hospital after being fatally shot. Designed by a joint venture of HDR and Corgan, the mammoth 17-story glass-and-steel building consists of six towers stacked at right angles to (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7983">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7983 Love Thy Neighbor http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7982 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/W87.jpg" /><br/><b>AIA Austin and charity group host design competition for homeless housing.</b>:<p>There are two sides to every story. In the case of <i>Tiny Victories</i>—a design competition that aimed to bring an affordable housing community to Austin in the form of micro-homes—those sides play equally between visionary thinking and the architectural ingenuity to make it happen.</p> <p>The competition began when Thomas Boes, chairperson on the Design by Voice Committee of the AIA Austin, was brainstorming affordable housing solutions. “It’s a problem in any city, but especially Austin,” he said. An acquaintance introduced Boes to Alan Graham, president a (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7982">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7982 Review> Da Vinci For Our Day http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7981 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/816_-01_HR_GardenBridge_CREDIT_Arup--300-dpi.jpg" /><br/><b>The Hammer Museum looks at Heatherwick Studio's problem-solving approach to design, from his revamped London's Routemaster to a floating park in New York City's Pier 55.</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: 280px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 150%;"><i><b>Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio</b></i><br /> <a href="http://hammer.ucla.edu/exhibitions/2015/provocations-the-architecture-and-design-of-heatherwick-studio/">Hammer Museum</a><br /> 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA<br /> Through (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7981">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7981 Editorial> Design Orgs Need to Meet the Street http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7980 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/center-for-arch-berman.jpg" /><br/><b>William Menking urges design organizations to keep their street side presence to better engage the public.</b>:<p>The AIA New York’s Center for Architecture storefront on LaGuardia Place has helped transform the chapter into perhaps the most dynamic in the country. It was once—in pre-LaGuardia days—a sleepy, under the radar professional organization that had little presence in the city. But the 2003 Andrew Berman–designed space gave the AIA a visible and much used lecture hall, light filled gallery, and meeting rooms that are booked every day and sometimes simultanesly with AIA and non-AIA events.</p> <p>The AIA Storefront concept was first created in Pacific Northwest cities b (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7980">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7980 Goodness Gracious, Great Walls Aspire http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7979 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/4-Dryvit-OutsulationPlusMD.jpg" /><br/><b>These new cladding and construction products prove beauty is certainly more than skin deep.</b>: (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7979">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7979 In Detail> Tobin Center for the Performing Arts http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7978 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/Exterior-Front-Dusk.jpg" /><br/><b>LMN and Marmon Mok transform San Antonio's Municipal Auditorium into a world-class performance space.</b>:<p>Strangely out of place, yet harmoniously so, the recently completed Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in San Antonio is the best work of architecture in the city in decades. Its closest rival, literally, would be the Central Library designed by Ricardo Legorreta in the 1990s a few city blocks away. It is a shame it has taken nearly 20 years for San Antonio to once again embolden itself with vision and purpose for its citizens.</p> <p>Looking at the Tobin one is first struck by the marked contrasts of the building itself. On the one hand there is the historic Spanish Mission facade of th (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7978">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7978 Feature> Darker, Safer http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7977 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/BBP.pier1_schaer.jpg" /><br/><b>Too much light is creating problems in our cities that many designers are seeking to cure with less light. </b>:<p style="padding:10px;margin:10px 0; background:#eee;color:#333;font-size:16px;line-height:130%;">The old canard that more night lighting means safer streets has led to the over-illumination of our cities, washing out the night sky and creating health, environmental, and aesthetic problems. <b>John Gendall</b> investigates new research that is leading many designers to raise the call for less light.</p> <p>In 1909, just 30 years after Thomas Edison made electric light commercially viable, the Italian writer Filippo Tommaso Marinetti came up with an audacious idea: “let’s murder t (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7977">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7977 Portfolio> Wolfgang Tillmans http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7976 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/20140603-IMG_6265_A4.jpg" /><br/><b>The photographer's <em>Book For Architects</em> is on view at the MET for the first time since its debut at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale.</b>:<p>Unlike typical representations of buildings in photography, which are often carefully composed, idealized, unpopulated, and adjusted for perspective to capture the intentions of the architect, in <i>Book for Architects</i> the Berlin-based artist Wolfgang Tillmans captures a cumulative portrait of contemporary architecture that is familiar in both its beauty and failure.</p> <p>For <i>Book for Architects</i>, a two-screen video projection on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the first time since its debut at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, Tillmans photographed in, on, and (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7976">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7976 Seismic Shift http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7975 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/hero2.jpg" /><br/><b>Cleveland Museum of Natural History unveils Fentress-designed expansion plan.</b>:<p>Cleveland’s Museum of Natural History, famous for its annals of ancient Earth, will no longer count its building among its collection of dusty fossils. “Our current facilities frankly are not inspiring,” said the museum’s executive director and CEO, Evalyn Gates. A $150 million renovation and expansion project led by Denver-based Fentress Architects seeks to change that.</p> <p>The plan, which will break ground this spring on a $20 million first phase, will transform the museum’s physical presence and improve public access to a world-renowned collection of art (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7975">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7975