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/ Editorial> Steel Away http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8117 Mon, 6 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/finkl.jpg" /><br/><b>With A. Finkl & Sons Co. under demolition, what's next for Chicago's Clybourn manufacturing district?</b>:<p>Demolition is underway at A. Finkl & Sons Co., the Chicago steel manufacturer that in 2008 vacated the riverfront site on the city’s Near North Side that it had occupied for more than a century. After the German steel mill Schmolz + Bickenbach bought out Finkl in 2007, it relocated the company’s operations to the Burnside Industrial Corridor on Chicago’s South Side. That left 28 acres of prime urban property up for grabs in an area with plenty of competing development interests. Now, with local real estate on the rebound, all of them are looking to strike while the iro (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8117">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8117 Review> As Is http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8116 Mon, 6 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/62-63.jpg" /><br/><b><em>Midcentury Houses Today</em> presents 16 modern homes in New Canaan, Connecticut, in their contemporary condition.</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://amzn.to/1S2OMD4"><i><b>Midcentury Houses Today</b></i></a><br /> by Lorenzo Ottaviani, Jeffrey Matz, Cristina A. Ross, Photographer Michael Biondo<br /> The Monacelli Press, $65</p> <p>Despite the feverish interest in mid-century modern design all over North Am (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8116">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8116 In Detail> FBI South Florida Headquarters http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8115 Thu, 2 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/063784_004.jpg" /><br/><b>Krueck + Sexton designs a high-tech facade to embody the dignity, enterprise, vigor, and stability of the U.S. Government.</b>:<p>In addition to developing buildings that embody “the dignity, enterprise, vigor, and stability of the American national government,” and the “finest contemporary American architectural thought,” the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Design Excellence Program asks the architects it commissions to be site conscious and to respond sensitively to local communities and contexts. In the case of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s new South Florida headquarters, which happens to be located in Miramar, a city northwest of Miami, that context, in the (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8115">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8115 Review> Third Age http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8114 Thu, 2 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/RV-circle.jpg" /><br/><b><em>Young-Old: Urban Utopias of an Aging Society</em> explores the ways Baby Boomers want to live after retirement.</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="http://amzn.to/1NziX3t"><i><b>Young-Old: Urban Utopias of an Aging Society </b></i></a><br /> By Deane Simpson<br /> Lars Müller Publishers, $50</p> <p>Next year the oldest members of the post-World War II Baby Boomer generation turn 70. With the youngest in thei (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8114">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8114 After the Freeway http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8113 Wed, 1 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/Market_Octavia-(3-of-8).jpg" /><br/><b>Mark Hogan walks us through the San Francisco neighborhood that has sprung up in place of the demolished Central Freeway.</b>:<p>San Francisco is known for removing urban freeways. Most famous is the waterfront Embarcadero Freeway, damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. A few miles up Market Street, however, the 1992 removal of a portion of the earthquake damaged, elevated Central Freeway spurred an even more remarkable transformation.</p> <p>The Central Freeway was a stub that connected several arterial streets and San Francisco’s Civic Center neighborhood to Interstate 80 and Highway 101. An unsightly overhead structure, it cut through the middle of Hayes Valley, shadowing a dense urban neighborhood not (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8113">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8113 Review> Togetherness http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8112 Wed, 1 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/03_1PM0281_Cartolina_5_16x10_5CM_A-1.jpg" /><br/><b><em>Lina Bo Bardi: Together</em> explores the prolific career of the Italian-Brazilian modernist architect.</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="http://www.grahamfoundation.org/public_exhibitions/5273-lina-bo-bardi-together"><i><b>Lina Bo Bardi: Together</b></i></a><br /> Graham Foundation<br /> 4 West Burton Place, Chicago<br /> Through July 25</p> <p>Typically used to assign blame, the act of finger-pointin (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8112">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8112 Windows, Walls, & Doors for Spatial Solutions http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8111 Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/6-skyFrame-copy.jpg" /><br/><b>Inside or out, these six systems encourage spatial efficiency in both commercial and residential settings.</b>: (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8111">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8111 High-Tech High http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8110 Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/140731_0008.jpg" /><br/><b>Minnesota public school by Cuningham Group Architecture and JLG Architects is built on startup model.</b>:<p>While formerly staid office environments are beginning to look more like schoolyards, some schools are beginning to resemble high-tech headquarters. In Alexandria, Minnesota (about 130 miles northwest of Minneapolis) a new high school designed by Cuningham Group Architecture and JLG Architects would not feel out of place on a Silicon Valley campus.</p> <p>An expansive, three-story atrium collects daylight and ties together Alexandria Area High School’s “learning neighborhoods.” Flexible furniture upends the typical beehive-like order of the classrooms. Students flock to m (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8110">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8110 Open> Washington Square Convenience Station http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8109 Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/1WashingtonSquarePavilion_PhotoBruceDamonte_09.jpg" /><br/><b>Paulett Taggart plops a jewel of a restroom facility in San Francisco's Washington Square Park.</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: 260px; -moz-background-inline-policy: continuous; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font: 13px/150% helvetica,arial,sans-serif;"><b>Washington Square Convenience Station</b><br /> Washington Square Park, San Francisco<br /> Designer: Paulett Taggart</p> <p>It’s rare that a restroom is worthy of mention, much less a public one. But fortunately for San Francisco, Paulett Taggart’s new facility for the city’s Washington (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8109">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8109 Re-stitched http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8108 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/03-Shop-Archpaper.jpg" /><br/><b>An infusion of city funds restarts SHoP's FIT building.</b>:<p>In 2009, SHoP Architects won a National Endowment of the Arts competition to design a new academic building for the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City. The proposed 10-story building had a striking design with a layered facade of translucent and transparent glass that looked as if it had been sewn together.</p> <p>Further playing into FIT’s fashion focus, SHoP said the building acts like a loom, “[building] form and structure simultaneously.” It was both an aggressive departure for FIT’s Brutalist concrete campus, and another addition to the city (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8108">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8108 Splash Down by the River http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8107 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/01-Willamette-Archpaper.jpg" /><br/><b>Design team selected for Willamette Falls Riverwalk.</b>:<p>Willamette Falls, located fourteen miles upstream from Portland, Oregon, is the largest waterfall in the Pacific Northwest. But the natural wonder, its banks lined by historic industrial buildings, is not open to the public. That will change now that Oregon Governor Kate Brown has announced the selection of Mayer/Reed, Snøhetta, and DIALOG as the design team for the Riverwalk, an initial phase of the Willamette Falls Legacy Project. When completed, visitors will have access to the site for the first time in more than 100 years.</p> <p>A consortium of public and private partners&mdas (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8107">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8107 All Shook Up http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8106 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/20150526_172352_resized.jpg" /><br/><b>James Wines enumerates the failings of the renovated and expanded Madison Square Park Shake Shack </b>:<p><b>Sour Wine</b><br /> When owners of the Shake Shack restaurant chain reopened their flagship location in New York’s Madison Square Park this spring after a seven-month renovation, they posted a reassuring message to patrons on a company website: “The new and improved Shake Shack,” it read, “has the exact same look and feel guests around the world have known and loved for 10 years—now carefully rebuilt to last for many years to come.”<br /> <br /> But to James Wines, lead designer of the original Madison Square Park Shake Shack, it is not the same at (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8106">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8106 Voices On Spaces for Torture and Killing http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8105 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/3D-Gun_1.jpg" /><br/><b>A recent <em>AN</em> roundtable sparked discussion and debate on architecture and torture.</b>:<p><i>In connection with <a href="http://archpaper.com/news/articles.asp?id=7996">our recent “Voices of Architecture” feature</a>, in which we asked architects to answer 11 questions about contemporary practice, we also conducted a survey of architecture critics. The resulting “Voices of Architectural Criticism” ran on archpaper.com and featured five provocative questions about the state of architecture with answers from Eva Franch I Gilabert, Chip Lord, James S. Russell, and Sanford Kwinter.<br /> <br /> One question focused on a petition by Architects/Designers/Plan (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8105">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8105 Museum on the Prairie http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8104 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/8237-550x375.jpg" /><br/><b>VernerJohnson sets museum ablaze with dichroic glass. </b>: (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8104">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=8104