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Sat, 12 Feb 2011 00:09:39 +0000 en Review> Exhibiting Frank Gehry Wed, 25 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Michael Webb checks out the Frank Gehry retrospective at LACMA.</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=""><i><b>Frank Gehry</b></i></a><br /> Los Angeles Contemporary Art Museum<br /> Through March 20, 2016</p> <p>LACMA should follow the lead of natural history museums and allow sleepovers in the Resnick Gallery during the run of its <a href="h (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Steel Got It Wed, 25 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Pittsburgh's newest tower aims to be its greenest.</b>:<p>PNC is banking on downtown Pittsburgh with a new building it’s billing as the “world’s greenest” tower. The financial services giant already has three skyscrapers in its hometown. When it opened its fourth on October 1, the Steel City’s newest building, dubbed The Tower at PNC Plaza, became the tallest built downtown since 1988.</p> <p>And, according to its builders, it is also the city’s most efficient. The 33-story tower features a double-skin glass facade and a solar chimney that whisks fresh air through the building without a heavy-duty air handling (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Rose-Colored Glasses Wed, 25 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Snarkitecture meets Sweden with COS pop-up in Los Angeles.</b>:<p>The modernist chic of Swedish clothing brand COS (H&M’s up-market, buttoned-up big sister) found its match earlier this year when it started collaborating with Snarkitecture, the Brooklyn-based design studio founded by artist Daniel Arsham and architect Alex Mustonen. Their shared appreciation for the typically Scandinavian clichés of monochrome and minimalism (despite Snarkitecture’s being two American guys) came together during April’s Salone del Mobile, when Snarkitecture built COS’s Milan pop-up shop from a simple field of hanging white synthetic texti (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Dynamic & Modern Architectural Glass Products Tue, 24 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Featuring bold colors, creative design patterns, and crystal-clear views, architectural glass is quickly becoming an extremely versatile design material.</b>: (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Turkish Rework Tue, 24 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Three years, and still no new home for the Turkish Consulate in New York.</b>:<p>Earlier this month, New York real estate blog 6sqft reported that New York’s Chelsea Atelier Architects would be designing a new 35-story home for the Turkish Consulate, at 46th Street and Third Avenue. Perkins Eastman was listed as the architects of record.</p> <p>It turns out the project went to Perkins Eastman, not Chelsea Atelier. Chelsea Atelier’s principal, Ayhan Ozan, confirmed that the Turkish government had passed on his firm’s proposal. Expressing disappointment, Ozan explained his design’s features and benefits, that included new offices, a restaurant, an (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Winning in Wisconsin Tue, 24 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Milwaukee's coveted Marcus Prize is awarded to Joshua Prince-Ramus of REX.</b>:<p>Milwaukee, Wisconsin, might not be the first place one thinks of when thinking about major architectural prizes, academic or professional. But for the past 12 years, the Marcus Corporation Foundation (The philanthropic branch of the Milwaukee-based entertainment company, the Marcus Corporation) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning have awarded the biannual Marcus Prize to practices around the world. The prize, one of the largest in architecture, awards $50,000 to run a studio at UWM as well as a $50,000 cash prize to the office. Former winners (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Less Rust Belt, More Patina Mon, 23 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Ohio receives a new copper-clad addition to the Columbus Museum of Art.</b>:<p>Museums and their additions have become an important part of reimagining Rust Belt cities in the post-industrial middle section of the country. Cities like Milwaukee, Cleveland, and Akron have all invested, to great effect, in new art wings that push the boundaries of museum design. Now Columbus, Ohio, a city historically more stable than its neighbors, is also getting its own trademark museum wing in the form of a copper clad tube.</p> <p>This October saw the opening of a new 50,000-square-foot wing to the Columbus Museum of Art, part of a multi-stage master plan conceived by Tod Williams (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Not Dead Yet Mon, 23 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>The Morbid Anatomy Museum explores macabre science in Gowanus, Brooklyn.</b>:<p>The Morbid Anatomy Museum stands out among its drab neighbors on a commercial strip in Gowanus, Brooklyn. A three-story, matte-black curio cabinet for the strange and wonderful, the space is a 19th-century factory turned nightclub turned serious archive, scholarly salon, and community space for those intrigued by the history of science and medicine.</p> <p>Appropriately for a 21st-century institution, the museum started as a blog in 2007 before assuming a physical form. Joanna Ebenstein, now the museum’s creative director, responded to the blog’s popularity by showing her colle (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Review> Guides and Guardian Angels Fri, 20 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b><em>LAtitudes</em> from Heyday Books takes an unconventional approach to discussing Los Angeles architecture.</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: 270px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 150%;"><a href=""><i><b>LAtitudes: An Angeleno’s Atlas</b></i></a><br /> Heyday Books, $30<br /> <br /> <a href=""><i><b>Under Spring: Voices + Art + Los Angeles</b></i></a><br /> Heyday Books, $20</p> <p>For the last 40 years, Berk (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News History as Practice Fri, 20 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Art + Practice deepens roots in South Los Angeles' Leimert Park.</b>:<p>Developed in the late 1920s by Walter Leimert and designed by the Olmsted Brothers, Leimert Park is a  neighborhood of meticulously planned streets and tree-lined roads. It has also long been known as the epicenter of African American art and culture in Southern California—the location of celebrated artistic, literary, and musical sites like the Brockman Gallery, Eso Won Books, Lucy Florence, and the World Stage.</p> <p>Earlier this year Art + Practice (A+P), a new art gallery and cultural institution, opened its doors in the neighborhood. Located in a renovated Art Deco buildin (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Dressed in Mesh Fri, 20 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Small town receives new high-tech science facility dressed in a dynamic crystalline metal mesh veil.</b>: (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Feature> Interaction Packed Thu, 19 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>How interaction design and immersive environments are changing how we relate to architecture and ourselves.</b>:<p>October 21, 2015—the future date that Marty McFly traveled to in Back to The Future II— was almost a month ago.</p> <p>What did Back to the Future II predict and what did it get wrong? While the flying cars and ubiquitous fax machines didn’t quite turn out, fingerprint sensors and video chats definitely did. But one scene isn’t too far from our current future: Marty walks through the town square, bewildered by what his town looks like 30 years in the future and he comes across Jaws 19 on the marquee of the movie theater (the same theater from 1955 and 1985). The mov (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News In Doubled Light Wed, 18 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>A restaged Gehry-Childs-Adams collaboration renews questions of dance and architecture.</b>:<p>Across history, architects have designed for performance. Whether we consider Serlio’s scenographies, Bernard Tschumi’s fireworks, or Diller + Scofidio’s early performance works, as Elizabeth Diller has pointed out, designing for performance affords a “constructing of ideas in real space.” Collaborations between architects and choreographers in particular present laboratories for exploring ideas through relationships between moving bodies, space, and time. Within the roster of architects recently entangled with choreographers we find Diller Scofidio + Renfro, o (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Stoked on White Oak Wed, 18 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Schaum / Shieh Architects delivers Houston's first indoor-outdoor independent music venue.</b>:<p>Austin, watch out: Houston may be the live music capital of the world one day. Pegstar Productions, one of the largest concert promoters and organizers in the Southwest, sought out Houston– and New York–based firm Schaum/Shieh to design White Oak Music Hall, a three-stage showcase for independent music. The performance complex sits on a roughly five-acre site, adjacent to the Little White Oak Bayou, just one mile from downtown.</p> <p>Architect Troy Schaum believes that the civic aspect of the design is one of its best features. “The client wanted a world-class venue, loo (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News