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 Q+A> David Adjaye Wed, 7 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>David Adjaye talks about his recent mid-career retrospective at the Art Institute of Chicago.</b>:<p style="background:#eee;color:#333;line-height:130%;padding:12px; margin:12px 0; font-size:16px;">David Adjaye, principal of London-based Adjaye Associates, is the subject of a mid-career survey, <i>Making Place: The Architecture of David Adjaye</i>, currently on display at the Art Institute of Chicago until January 3, 2016. The exhibition, which its co-curator, Zoë Ryan, said highlights “A critical moment to consider the possibilities of where David’s practice is headed,” debuted at the Haus der Kunst in Munich earlier this year. In Chicago, it features his new design (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News State of Grace Wed, 7 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>SANAA crafts a weightless, winding community building that blends with the landscape in New Canaan, Connecticut.</b>:<p>If there were any architecture firm equipped to design a building with the ironic prompt to “make it blend in and draw people outside,” it’s Pritzker Prize-winning Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA. Grace Farms Foundation, a private nonprofit organization, selected the Japanese firm to design a multipurpose building for an 80-acre farm property in New Canaan, Connecticut.</p> <p>“It was extraordinary that even though they were halfway around the world in Tokyo, they understood that we were trying to create a place of porosity, while also being in harmony wit (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Q+A> MOS Architects Wed, 7 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award winners MOS discuss their expanding design practice.</b>:<p style="background:#eee;color:#333;line-height:130%;padding:12px; margin:12px 0; font-size:16px;">MOS recently won the Cooper-Hewitt’s National Design Award in the Architectural Design category. The firm’s experimental projects use technology not to produce extreme digital forms, but to create scenarios for different forces to generate new and novel solutions to problems. <i>AN</i> sat down with the principals Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample in their Harlem home-studio to talk about the award, theory, practice, and zombie movies. </p> <p><i><b>The Architect’s Newsp (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Q+A> How Soon is Now? Tue, 6 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Chicago Architecture Biennial co-curator Joseph Grima on the importance of architectural agency.</b>:<p style="background:#eee;color:#333;line-height:130%;padding:12px; margin:12px 0; font-size:16px;">During the opening days of the Chicago Architectural Biennial, as first the press and then the public (including some irascible architects) filed through the Chicago Cultural Center to see the dozens of projects on view, <i>AN</i>’s Mimi Zeiger sat down with Joseph Grima, co-curator of the inaugural exhibition, to discuss the urgencies of architectural practice.</p> <table width="320" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" align="right"> <tbody> <tr> <td wid (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News New Designs for Outdoor Seating Tue, 6 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>These designs for outdoor seating can enhance the character of a commercial plaza, a municipal complex, or an outdoor hospitality area.</b>: (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Unveiled> Portland Japanese Garden Tue, 6 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Kengo Kuma reinterprets the traditional Japanese Garden in Portland.</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%;"><b>Portland Japanese Garden</b><br /> <b>Architect:</b> Kengo Kuma & Associates, with Portland-based THA Architecture and landscape architecture group Walker Macy<br /> <b>Client:</b> Portland Japanese Garden<br /> <b>Location:</b> Portland, Oregon<br /> <b>Completion:</b (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Review> Doodling in the Grid Mon, 5 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Aaron Betsky finds a chorus of ad-hoc proposals in the sprawling Chicago Biennial</b>:<p>Chicago has always dreamed of a better version of itself: Founded with big ambitions on a swamp next to Lake Michigan, carried forward by trains, meat-packing, and real estate development, rebuilt after the Great Fire and re-planned by Daniel Burnham three decades later, gridded in plan and girded by skyscrapers, Chicago wants always to be bigger, cleaner, and more rational. Now with the Chicago Architecture Biennial, open through January 3, 2016, Chicago corrals those dreams one more time and to invite an international audience in to view its latest new and improved self.</p> <p><a href=" (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Q+A> Frank Gehry Mon, 5 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Don't Look Back: Gehry on art, legacy, and hydrology.</b>:<p style="background:#eee;color:#333;line-height:130%;padding:12px; margin:12px 0; font-size:16px;">Frank Gehry is having what publicists call a “moment”: <a href=""><i>Frank Gehry</i>, a retrospective at LACMA, opened on September 13</a>; <a href=""><i>Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry</i></a>, a biography penned by critic Paul Goldberger, was just published by Knopf; and he’s <a href=" (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Open> The Heavy Feather Mon, 5 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>This Chicago watering hole is a '70s-style fern bar for the Logan Square neighborhood.</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>The Heavy Feather</b><br /> 2357 North Milwaukee Ave., Chicago<br /> Tel: 773-799-8504<br /> Designer: Steven Teichelman of Threefold</p> <p>When it comes to hip bars and restaurants, what’s old usually becomes new again. People line up outside tiki bars to slurp rum punch from kitschy mugs vaguely (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Case Study> Pterodactyl Fri, 2 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Eric Owen Moss' Pterodactyl pushes metal panels to their limit in Culver City, California.</b>:<p>Designed by Eric Owen Moss Architects, Pterodactyl was completed in spring 2015. Perched atop an existing four level parking garage, the 16,663-square-foot building is formed by the intersection of nine rectangular boxes that are lifted one level above the garage roof and stacked either on top of or adjacent to each other. The boxes organize essential program elements connected by an interior second floor bridge. The undersides of the boxes are cut out to accommodate an open plan on the main office floor below.</p> <p>The facade is clad in more than 19,000 square feet of Rheinzink prePATIN (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Comment> Reinier De Graaf Thu, 1 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Reinier de Graaf tracks the history of economic policy through architecture.</b>:<p>If Thomas Piketty’s <a href=""><i>Capital in the Twenty-First Century</i></a> is correct, the twentieth century will have been no more than an anomaly: a brief interruption in the systemic logic of capitalism, where the inherent accretion of capital through capital remains an unbreakable cycle. Piketty’s analysis is exceedingly simple. He identifies two basic economic categories: income and wealth. He then proceeds to define social (in)equality as a function of the relation between the two over time, concluding that as soon as the return on wealth exceeds t (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Editorial> Not So Fast Thu, 1 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Chris Bentley warns of the unintended consequences of unfettered transit-oriented development.</b>:<p>With two similar developments still under construction along the Milwaukee Avenue corridor on Chicago’s northwest side, local architects Brininstool + Lynch unveiled in August yet another mixed-use rental tower as notable for what it lacks as for the handsome design elements advertised in its renderings—namely, it has less than half the number of parking spaces that a development its size would typically be required to provide.</p> <p>In July, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel pushed a plan to slash minimum parking requirements in the city, <a href=" (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News An Architect's Guide to Chicago Wed, 30 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Local architects, cultural leaders, and even the local sheriff tell us what to eat, drink, and see in the Windy City.</b>:<p style="background:#eee;color:#333;line-height:130%;padding:12px; margin:12px 0; font-size:16px;">While there will be plenty to see at the Biennial, it will be important to get a taste of the Windy City as well. Whether you want to go shopping, dining, drinking, or exploring, we have insider tips from architects, designers, cultural leaders, and even the local Sheriff.</p> <hr size="2" noshade="noshade" color="#222222" style="margin: 10px 0" /> <p><a href="/uploads/cab-travel-04.jpg"><img width="675" height="220" alt="" src="/uploads/cab-travel-04.jpg" /></a></p> <div class="caption">Left (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Chicago Preview Wed, 30 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Editor's picks of what to see and do at the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial.</b>:<p style="background:#eee;color:#333;line-height:130%;padding:12px; margin:12px 0; font-size:16px;">Starting October 3, over 100 designers convene for a full-on architecture biennial in Chicago that will take over most of the city’s cultural venues with what is the largest survey of contemporary architecture in North America. Architects from around the world will exhibit, examine, and discuss the Biennial’s theme, “The State of the Art of Architecture.” Here are our editor’s picks for the can’t-miss things to see at this year’s Biennial.</p> <hr size= (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News