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 Review> Architects and Housewives Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Daniel Ostroff's collection unboxes Charles and Ray Eames' working relationship.</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: 170px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 150%;"><a href=""><i><b>An Eames Anthology </b></i></a><br /> Edited by Daniel Ostroff<br /> Yale University Press, $50</p> <p>The way I read, every book is a self-help book. I am a mercenary, hunting ruthlessly for the stuff I can use. I recently found <a href= (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Editorial> Don't Get Comfortable Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Sam Lubell pushes for affordable housing, walkable streets, improved infrastructure, and progressive design in Los Angeles.</b>:<p>When I first arrived in Los Angeles eight and a half years ago I must admit I didn’t really get it. The city seemed to poke its finger at everything I had grown to love about my former home, New York. What do you mean I couldn’t walk everywhere? Why was nothing seemingly more than 50 years old? And where was the grid? The order? The organization?</p> <p>But over these years I’ve come to love and respect Los Angeles and the whole West Coast to an extent that I never thought I could. Sure, LA is not as walkable as New York. But its sweeping geographic scale is less restrict (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News DXU Delivers Luxe Minimalism in Dekton Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Sleek black rain screen reflects Porsche Design's understated style.</b>: (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Merry-Go-Round-Up Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Cincinnati's carousel is part of a recent wave of contemporary urban whirligigs.</b>:<p>The carousel game is changing dramatically as cities look to revitalize their downtowns with family-oriented urban activity. This spring has seen two brand new carousels open, both of which are housed in contemporary architectural pavilions. Carol Ann’s Carousel opened in April at Smale Riverfront Park on the banks of the Ohio River. The 44-character, $1 million carousel sits inside of a $4.5 million glass pavilion designed by Cincinnati architects KZF Design. It is situated alongside a public fountain plaza.</p> <p>“The whole 30-acre park along the river is designed by Sasaki (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Crit> Cosmo Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Matt Shaw explores what it's like to party in this year's Young Architects Program pavilion.</b>:<p><i>COSMO</i> is amazing. The spectacular water-filtering monstrosity that looms over MoMA PS1’s courtyard is an exercise in making beautiful form that reifies the political forces behind global networks. The tropical blue and orange character evokes everything from Lapidus to Archigram to Gaudi. The brilliance and execution of its design is undeniable.</p> <p>I was sitting underneath <i>COSMO</i>—designed by Andres Jaque / Office for Political Innovation—when the music and other activities started to take hold. The large tires that connect the pavilion to the ground felt (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News 2015 Best of Products Awards Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>View the jury's picks for Visionary Awards in architectural product design.</b>: (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Heavy Metal Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Cal Poly replacing Predock Tower with an "Earthscraper" by CO Architects.</b>:<p>In 2010, officials at Cal Poly Pomona voted to replace Antoine Predock’s Classroom Laboratory Administration (CLA) Building (1992), a pointed, triangular tower with an open top that is arguably the most famous building on campus. The chief reasons for the move were the building’s seismic and structural deficiencies. But another rationale was that its tiny floor plates made it inconvenient, forcing students and faculty to scurry up and down its floors to carry out their tasks.</p> <p><a href="/uploads/Rview-Southwest-Intermediate-View.jpg"><img width="675" height="278" alt="" sr (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Open> Bar Luce Cafe Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Wes Anderson brings his cinematic world to life in the newly opened Bar Luce in Milan.</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>Bar Luce</b><br /> Fondazione Prada<br /> Largo Isarco 2, 20139 Milano, Italy<br /> Tel: +39 02 5666 2611<br /> Designer: Wes Anderson</p> <p>The characters in Wes Anderson’s films occupy an otherworldly realm, a hybrid of fantastical imaginings and vintage, timecapsule-like environments. These pla (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News 2015 Best of Products Awards Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>View the jury's picks for products in the "Kitchens + Baths" and "Lighting" categories.</b>: (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News U.S.A! U.S.A! Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>DS+R's U.S. Olympic Museum in Colorado Springs is hoping to cause a Bilbao effect.</b>:<p>In May, Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) unveiled initial concept renderings of its design for the United States Olympic Museum in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The 60,000-square-foot facility will join the headquarters of the U.S. Olympic Committee and the U.S. Olympic Training Center, which also call Colorado Springs home, further cementing the city as a destination for Olympic enthusiasts both foreign and domestic.</p> <p>The museum will tell the stories of great American Olympians and Paralympians through a series of narrative exhibition spaces. The U.S. Olympic Committee selected DS+R as (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Q+A> Ole Scheeren Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Buro Ole Scheeren's first North American project reframes architecture's core values.</b>:<p style="padding:10px;margin:12px 0;background:#eee;color:#333;line-height:130%;font-size:17px;">Ole Scheeren is no stranger to tall buildings. A former partner at OMA, he led the design and construction of CCTV and TVCC Towers in Beijing. He founded his own practice in 2010 and Büro Ole Scheeren now has offices in Hong Kong and Beijing. The firm is currently at work on what is expected to be Bangkok’s tallest tower. Recently, Büro-OS unveiled plans for 1500 West Georgia Street in Vancouver, a blocky, residential high-rise developed by Bosa Properties.<br /> <br /> <i>AN</i> (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News 2015 Best of Products Awards Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>View the jury's picks for products in the "HVAC" and "Outdoor Furnishings" categories.</b>: (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Crit> Jesuit High School Chapel Mon, 27 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Hodgetts + Fung's first religious building weaves sculptural forms with dynamic glazing to create a peaceful sanctuary on Jesuit High School's modernist campus.</b>:<p>The partnership of Craig Hodgetts and Ming Fung has enjoyed a long and varied practice, but their firm had never designed a religious building until the Jesuit High School in Sacramento selected them to build a chapel. Inexplicably, the school had been using the gym for services since its modernist campus was constructed in the 1970s. Though Hodgetts is a non-believer and Fung a Buddhist, they had both explored modern churches on their travels, and they responded to the challenge of creating a spiritual journey. Sacred spaces liberate architects to focus on the basic elements of building an (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Park Reform Mon, 27 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>San Francisco's Boeddeker Park is a green refuge.</b>:<p>A few blocks from San Francisco’s Financial District and the tech wealth of SOMA is the Tenderloin, the city’s densest neighborhood, where the homeless line up for free meals, and many low-income tenants live in windowless rooms. Boeddeker Park, redesigned by WRNS Studio, serves as a desperately needed escape valve for the neighborhood. The one-acre square of greenery is flanked by SROs, a mission, and a school. Named for a respected pastor, Father Alfred E. Boeddeker, it was known colloquially as “Prison Park” for its maze of fences, which provided cover for drug de (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News