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 Machado Silvetti's addition at the Ringling Estate Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>The new pavilion features 2750 individual terracotta modules, weighing in at 60-70 pounds each.</b>: (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Movie On Up Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Indie theater IFC Center gets approval for expansion in West Village.</b>:<p>After years of hosting DOC NYC, the nation’s largest documentary film festival, and earning the highest gross-revenues in the country for many popular film screenings, the Sixth Avenue IFC Center will finally expand its venue in West Village. The New York Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has approved the plans by New York City–based Kliment Halsband Architects (KHA) to double the size of the cinema to 20,000 square feet by building on an adjacent empty lot behind the current theater on Cornelia Street. With the expansion, the existing ground level screen will be removed a (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Obit> Thomas S. Marvel, 1935-2015 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Thomas S. Marvel was an adventurous architect who left a mark in Puerto Rico.</b>:<p>Thomas S. Marvel, FAIA, was born in Newburgh, New York, on March 15, 1935 and passed away on November 3, 2015 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was raised in Washingtonville, New York, a rural farming town of 1,200 people in the historic Hudson River Valley. His father, Gordon S. Marvel, was an architect practicing in Newburgh and five generations of the Marvel family were boat builders, marine architects, and architects. His mother was Madeline Jova, whose family founded the Jova Brickyard in Newburgh—the source for countless buildings in the New York region. He always felt that his famil (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Feature> In and Outdoors Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Increasing urban populations demand innovative green spaces.</b>:<p>As more people choose to live in dense urban environments, the latest hot-ticket residential amenity has nothing to do with marble countertops or on-call concierges: It’s outdoor space, the scarcest of all commodities in an environment where, regardless of grandeur, distance from nature can take a toll on quality of life.</p> <p>Outdoor spaces are showing up everywhere: In towering vertical gardens, oversize balconies, communal exercise spaces, expanded courtyards, green roofs, and bridges. Sometimes areas are carved out by necessity—as part of master plans or public initiative (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Public Park-ing Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Cooper Hewitt finishes renovation with new Walter Hood-designed public garden.</b>:<p>The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum recently finished the last phase of its decade-long renovation by remediating its 7,600-square-foot garden. The museum hired Oakland, California–based landscape architect Walter Hood, who collaborated with Diller Scofidio + Renfro and local RAFT Landscape Architecture to integrate the garden into the museum and enliven underused areas.</p> <p><a href="/uploads/Garden8.jpg"><img width="675" height="306" src="/uploads/Garden8.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <div class="credit"> </div> <p>Although it is open to the public now, when the garden w (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Innovative Wall Coverings Tue, 9 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Modular and adaptable acoustic panels allow for a changing environment.</b>: (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Unveiled> Wilma Theater at Aurora Tue, 9 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Philadelphia's Wilma Theater gets a colorful neon facelift.</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); -moz-background-inline-policy: continuous; float: left; width: 205px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 150%;"><span class="bold">Wilma Theater at Aurora</span><br /> <b>Architects:</b> Kristin Robinson with McGillin Architecture<br /> <b>Location:</b> Philadelphia<br /> <b>Completion:</b> 2018</p> <p>Philadelphia’s Wilma Theater just announced a multi-million-dollar transformat (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News House> Srygley Pool House Tue, 9 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Marlon Blackwell completes a pool house that breaks from its suburban context.</b>:<p>It would be safe to say that the suburban subdivision pool house typology is rarely worth mentioning in any architectural terms. But, this is not that case with the austere Srygley Pool House just outside of Springdale, Arkansas. Designed by Fayetteville-based Marlon Blackwell Architects, the 945-square-foot figure peeks out from its own little world over a tall privacy fence to the more normative neighborhood. Working within a modest budget for a trusting repeat client, Blackwell delivered a project that transforms a typical backyard into a dynamic entertainment space.</p> <p><a href="/up (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Border Re-Order Mon, 8 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>In El Paso, a site-specific installation engages politics at the U.S.-Mexico border.</b>:<p>To architect Ersela Kripa, “borders are much thicker than we imagine.” She and her partner Stephen Mueller of AGENCY are building on the strong legacy of theory and practice at the U.S.-Mexico border with their students at Texas Tech University El Paso.</p> <p>This past fall, their students at TTU-El Paso produced <i>FLASH Installation: Architecture at Rush Hour</i>, a daylong “tactical occupation” of an underused bus terminal at the El Paso-Juárez border.</p> <p>On a map, the border is easy to depict and define. But its implications run deeper and elude pre (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Filling in the Gaps Mon, 8 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>City of Chicago approves mega-development along river.</b>:<p>To say that development along the Chicago River is booming would be an understatement. With towers rising on nearly every open piece of bank in the downtown, it was no surprise when the city gave final approval to fill one of the city’s largest gaps. Plans include five residential towers, a series of townhouses, public park space, over 3,600 residential units, a river walk, and 16,000-square-feet of street-level retail, Perkins+Will’s Riverline project is one of the largest developments the city has seen in decades. Located on the empty 13 acres to the north and south surroundin (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Maybe In My Back Yard Fri, 5 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>A mixed-use development on Manhattan's Far West Side could be Pier 40's savior.</b>:<p>The planned redevelopment of the St. John’s Terminal site in Hudson Square, a Manhattan neighborhood known for its fervent opposition to new construction, could be the key to ensuring much-needed infrastructure improvements to nearby Pier 40 and Hudson River Park.</p> <p>In an agreement outlined by the de Blasio administration this past October, the Hudson River Park Trust—a partnership between New York State and City that operates Pier 40—plans to sell 200,000 square feet of its unused air rights to the owner of St. John’s Terminal to allow for the construction of (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Apartments in Disguise Fri, 5 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Rafael Vinoly Architects crafts a discreet residential tower in Chicago.</b>:<p>There is no public space in Chicago more recognizable than the stretch of parks, museums, and lakefront along Michigan Avenue east of the downtown Loop. Walled in on the north and west by skyscrapers dating mostly from the 1880s–1970s and by the lake to the east, the space is an expression of the rigidity and possibility of the city’s relentless grid. It was only a matter of time before the wall of buildings would be completed to the south of the parks, where some of the last undeveloped space was available. With the approval of a new 829-foot-tall, 76-story tower by New York Ci (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Review> Chef Boyarsky Thu, 4 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT <img src=",-The-Macrophone,-1981.-Technical-pen-and-ink,-airbrush-and-ink,-collage,-and-graphite-underdrawing-on-paperboard,-31-7_8-x-43-7_8_.-Collection-of-the-Alvin-Boyarsky-Archive.jpg" /><br/><b>As an educator, Alvin Boyarsky amassed one of the finest collections of 20th century drawings from Zaha to Koolhaas.</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=""><b>Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association</b></a><br /> Igor Marjanovic and Jan Howard, University of Chicago Press, $35</p> <p>“Times have changed,” declared Alvin Boyarsky, chairman of the Architectural (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Back to School Thu, 4 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Baltimore's historically black Morgan State University expands over territory once the site of segregation.</b>:<p>Sixty years ago, black students at Baltimore’s Morgan State College couldn’t go to the movie theater in the shopping center just down the road from their campus. The students also weren’t served in the department store’s restaurant at the shopping center or the nearby ice cream parlor.</p> <p>It took years of protests, sit-ins, and arrests—hundreds were hauled off to the city jail—before those businesses agreed to admit African American students.</p> <p>Today this historically black institution, now Morgan State University, not only owns much of the lan (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News