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 Obit> Paul Katz, 1957-2014 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Peter Murray remembers Kohn Pedersen Fox's managing principal.</b>:<p>Paul Katz, managing principal of the global architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) has died aged 57 after a short illness. In his thirty years with the practice he oversaw the design and construction of many major projects around the world including the Roppongi Centre in Tokyo, the Shanghai World Financial Center, and buildings in Canary Wharf. Work on two of Paul’s most prominent projects—the redevelopment of Earl’s Court, 52 Lime Street in London and Hudson Yards in New York—continues under construction.</p> <p>Paul was the ultimate global architect, seemingly (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Review> The Rock, Reimagined Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Lisa Sullivan reviews Ai Weiwei's Alcatraz installation.</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: 220px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 150%;"><a href=""><i><b>@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz</b></i></a><br /> Through April 26, 2015</p> <p>Today, as visitors arrive by ferry to Alcatraz, the three-story beige concrete Administration Building looms, rising from the rocky p (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Q+A> Xiaomei Lee & Robert Price Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Gensler's tall building experts explain it all.</b>:<p style="padding:12px;margin:12px 0;font-size:17px;color:#333;background:#eee;line-height:130%;">At 2,073 feet tall, the Gensler-designed Shanghai Tower will become the second tallest building in the world upon its completion, expected later this year. <i>AN</i> contributor George Huaiyu Zhang recently sat down with Xiaomei Lee, Gensler Shanghai’s Managing Director and the Tower’s Project Manager, as well as Robert Price, the firm’s official spokesperson for the Shanghai Tower, who shared their insights on supertalls, designing as a global firm, and the tower’s use of (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Open> Editions de Parfums Boutique Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Steven Holl designs a tiny, luxuries perfume salon.</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>Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle</b><br /> 94 Greenwich Ave., New York<br /> Tel: 646-666-0330<br /> Designer: Steven Holl Architects</p> <p>For the second New York City location of Frédéric Malle’s Editions de Parfums, Steven Holl Architects has brought a well-crafted (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Feature> Gardens and Rust Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Chris Bentley checks on the progress of three Chicago parks projects.</b>:<p style="padding:12px;margin:12px 0;color:#333;background:#eee;font-size:17px;line-height:130%;">A mangled airfield, a crumbling parking Garage, and a defunct stretch of railroad—Chicago's most ambitious park projects are also second acts for decaying infrastructure. Chris Bentley takes a hike to check on their progress.</p> <p>Think “Chicago” and “park,” and most people will picture Millennium Park. Its glinting Bean (artist Anish Kapoor’s “Cloud Gate”) has become a Chicago totem alongside the volumes of The Sears (Willis) Tower and John Hanco (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Studio Visit> BNIM Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>This Kansas City firm built its business on designing green buildings.</b>:<p>BNIM built its business on designing greener buildings. But the pioneering Kansas City, Missouri, firm is now casting its gaze beyond the building. The latest version of BNIM’s evolving methodology is perhaps its most dramatic pivot since 1989, when co-founder Bob Berkebile and other principals unveiled the Critical Planet Rescue initiative (CPR) at that year’s AIA conference.</p> <p>“As a profession we’ve learned how to solve most design and technical challenges,” said CEO Steve McDowell. “We have a much better idea of what to do than 25 years ago. But (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Crit> La Brea Affordable Housing Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Patrick Tighe Architecture and John V. Mutlow Architecture join forces to bring housing to the needy.</b>:<p>Patrick Tighe Architecture teamed with John V. Mutlow Architecture to design La Brea Affordable Housing—a newly completed sequel to the Sierra Bonita Apartments, which Tighe built four years ago for the same client, the West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation (WHCHC). The first was a pilot project for the City of West Hollywood’s Green Building Ordinance, and it launched a plan to upgrade and densify the scruffy east end of a city whose west side, bordering on Beverly Hills, is choking on its success.</p> <p>Tighe made his reputation with a succession of dramatically skewe (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Resistant Resiliency Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Jaklitsch/Gardner recasts a Sandy-ravaged bungalow in the Rockaways as a community art space.</b>:<p>Rebuilding areas impacted by extreme weather to be more resilient does not need to take the form of seawalls or oyster shoals. In the Rockaways, a singular 1920 bungalow, previously foreclosed and then flooded during Superstorm Sandy, is getting a second life as an artist residency program and neighborhood cultural node. Titled “Stilt City” as a counterpoint to the post-Sandy impulse to elevate houses on stilts, the initiative seeks to achieve resiliency beyond the built environment and within a community’s social fabric.</p> <p>Before Sandy, artist Robyn Renee Hasty soug (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News A Landmark Anniversary Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Architectural preservation commissions across the country are turning 50.</b>:<p>Next year brings the 50th anniversary of the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission. Big celebrations—collectively known as NYC Landmarks50—are in the works and several exhibitions on historical landmarks will be popping up around the city.</p> <p>The Museum of the City of New York will present an exhibit entitled <a href=""><i>Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks</i></a>, starting April 21, 2015. Co-curators are Donald Albrecht, the museum’s Curator of Architecture and Design, and Andrew Dolkart, Director of the (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Changing Tack Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>SHoP and Howard Hughes Corporation unveil revised Seaport plan for Lower Manhattan.</b>:<p>The most contested development site in New York City sits above water. For the past year, residents of Lower Manhattan, backed by influential city officials, have been trying to keep the Howard Hughes Corporation from building a 650-foot, SHoP-designed tower between the Brooklyn Bridge and the South Street Seaport. In an effort to appease the opposition—and to keep its battered development plans intact—Howard Hughes has proposed a new path forward.</p> <p>Most notably, the plan’s controversial centerpiece, the tower, has been reduced by 10 stories, now topping off just sh (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Betting on the BeltLine Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Success of Chelsea Market spurs revitalization of Sears Building in Atlanta into the Ponce City Market.</b>:<p>Sprawling Atlanta is looking leaner these days, with dense development packing the city’s urban neighborhoods along a linear park known as the Atlanta BeltLine. The 2.3-mile-long eastside segment of park built on a century-old rail line that circles the city has attracted a dense mix of development on what was historically low-density industrial land, mixing art and recreation with what is becoming a viable car-free alternative to the city’s sprawling suburbs. Atlanta-based Jamestown Properties is betting big on the city’s regeneration with one of the country’s large (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Editorial> Infrastructure to Build The Future Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Chris Bentley applauds Chicago's Englewood Flyover.</b>:<p>Important as many high-tech items on urbanist wish-lists may be these days, a lot of American infrastructure still hurts for simple fixes. Regional and federal leaders gathered in Chicago on October 23 to celebrate the opening of a railroad bridge in the South Side neighborhood of Englewood: A prosaic piece of steel with an outsized impact on freight traffic from coast to coast, as well as the area’s own economic future.</p> <p>The Englewood Flyover, as it’s called, is a $142 million elevated rail crossing that replaces a ground-level intersection between the north-south Metra (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Community Scales Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Tulane University opens a new student residence designed by ARO.</b>:<p>Tulane University recently opened the Greenbaum House, a new student residence facility aiming for LEED Gold, designed by New York City–based Architectural Research Office (ARO) in collaboration with the New Orleans firm Waggoner and Ball Architects (WBA). The architects have masterfully added to a campus already scattered with residence halls by the likes of Perkins+Will, Scogin Elam & Bray, and Wayne Troyer Architects with a design focused on creating communities and interaction at several scales. According to ARO partner and design lead for the project, Adam Yarinsky, “Th (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Check-Up, Check Out Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>A new health center parks in Brooklyn's Cultural District.</b>:<p>One of the last remaining surface-level parking lots in Brooklyn’s new booming Cultural District will not be replaced by a rental tower, hotel, or even a cultural venue, but by a health center for unionized hotel workers. The 12-story, 180,000-square-foot, structure is being constructed for health provider, The New York Hotel Trades Council and Hotel Association of New York City, Health Benefits Fund, Health Center (HCI). The organization’s new home at 620 Fulton was designed by Francis Cauffman and is not your rudimentary medical facility--either in its form or its function.</p (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News