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/ Eclecticism Ordered http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7632 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/Rendering-of-Lamar-Union.jpg" /><br/><b>A polyphony of design voices make up Austin's new Lamar Union complex.</b>:<p>“We had one opportunity to get things right,” said Greystar Development managing director Derek Brown about Lamar Union, a new one-million-square-foot mixed-use complex just a mile south of downtown Austin. The site was formerly occupied by Lamar Plaza, a shopping center home to funky but beloved local businesses like Ray Hennig’s Heart of Texas Music, World Spirit books, Mr. Gene’s Hair Fashion Salon, and, since 2005, popular brew-and-view the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. To Brown, an Austin native, getting it right meant creating a complex that would fit into the eclec (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7632">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7632 The Kings Theatre's Second Act http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7631 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/01-kings-theater-brooklyn.jpg" /><br/><b>Brooklyn's largest and most stunning theater gets a meticulous renovation.</b>:<p>In September, 1929, the grand and extravagant Kings Theatre—one of Loew’s “Wonder Theaters”—opened its doors in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Designed by Rapp & Rapp, the palatial space hosted vaudeville shows, and later films, inside a grand auditorium that could seat more than 3,000 people. With its ornate plasterwork, soaring ceilings, and two-thousand-pound chandeliers, the Kings Theatre was intended to have all the detail and elegance of Versailles. And it did, until the 1970s when the curtain fell at Kings. The once bustling venue stayed dark for the ne (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7631">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7631 Honors> International Holcim Awards http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7630 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/01-2014-holcim-awards.jpg" /><br/><b>Awards announced honoring leading-edge sustainable design. </b>:<p style="padding:12px;margin:12px 0; background:#eee;color:#333;line-height:140%;font-size:15px;">The Holcim Foundation has announced the North American winners of its 2014 awards program, which seeks to reward participants for evolutions in sustainable construction. This year’s winners will share more than $300,000 in prize money for developing sophisticated, multi-disciplinary responses to the challenges facing the 21st century building industry.</p> <p><b>Gold</b></p> <p><i>Poreform, Las Vegas, NV</i></p> <p>Amy Mielke and Caitlin Taylor of Water Pore Partnership won the top prize (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7630">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7630 Unveiled> Tulane School of Architecture Addition http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7628 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/01-tulane-architecture-kierantimberlake.jpg" /><br/><b>Kieran Timberlake designs a delicate addition to the the New Orleans-based institution.</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: 255px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 150%;"><b>Tulane School of Architecture Addition</b><br /> <b>Architects:</b> Kieran Timberlake Architects, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple<br /> <b>Client:</b> Tulane School of Architecture<br /> <b>Location:</b> New Orleans<br /> <b>Completion:</b> TBD</p> <p>The Tulane School of Architecture (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7628">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7628 Problems Stacking Up http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7627 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/02-atlantic-yards-b2-tower.jpg" /><br/><b>Legal issues halt construction of Pacific Park's SHoP-designed modular tower.</b>:<p>Just when it appeared that work was picking up at B2—the long-delayed, modular tower at Pacific Park Brooklyn (formerly Atlantic Yards)—the project screeched to a complete stop. In late August, Skanska USA, the contractor of the SHoP-designed high-rise, announced it was halting production of the building’s 930 modules at its factory in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.</p> <p>Skanska blamed Forest City Ratner, the project’s developer, for design errors that it said delayed the project and put it tens of millions of dollars over budget. Forest City disagrees. According to the (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7627">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7627 At Your Server http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7626 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/111-E-Cermak-01.jpg" /><br/><b>Hotel and data center headed for Chicago's motor row.</b>:<p>Despite its architectural pedigree, elaborate stone facades, and early 20th century splendor, Chicago’s Motor Row historic district has struggled to attract enough investment to spur the rebirth so many residents and local politicians have long proclaimed imminent. Now with a new El stop on the way—and the controversially financed Pelli Clarke Pelli–designed arena—development in the area around McCormick Place appears to have gained some momentum. The latest project in the near South Side neighborhood is a hotel and data center, built and paid for by McHugh Developme (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7626">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7626 Unveiled> City Hyde Park http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7625 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/04-studio-gang-tower-chicago.jpg" /><br/><b>Studio Gang designs another major mixed-use project in Chicago's Hyde 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); -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">City Hyde Park</span><br /> <b>Architect:</b> Studio Gang Architects<br /> <b>Client:</b> Antheus Capital and Silliman Capital<br /> <b>Location:</b> Chicago<br /> <b>Completion:</b> 2015/2016</p> <p>Construction is set to begin soon on Studio Gang Archite (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7625">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7625 Review> Environmental Revolution http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7624 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/01-culture-architecture-review.jpg" /><br/><b>Sabrina G. Richard reads a new collection of Sim Van der Ryn's essays on sustainable design.</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://www.amazon.com/gp/product/041583967X/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=041583967X&linkCode=as2&tag=brokesidew-20&linkId=NG5LEXM37DN6PSLB"><i><b>Culture, Architecture, and Nature: An Ecological Design Retrospective< (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7624">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7624 Bullets to Books http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7623 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/DLRGroup_KenyattaArchBlg.jpg" /><br/><b>Former barracks in Kenya is now a university undergoing a Midwest-led expansion.</b>:<p>Two years ago Chris Osore, a designer in Des Moines with Chicago-based DLR Group, was reminiscing with a fellow Iowa State University graduate about his alma mater. In May he was pitching a master plan for a school halfway across the world to Uhuru Kenyatta, the president of Kenya.</p> <p>The alumna Osore chatted up was Olive Mugenda, the first female vice chancellor of Kenya’s Kenyatta University. She was in Des Moines for the annual presentation of the World Food Prize when Osore introduced himself. Their common ground goes beyond their alma mater—Osore’s parents moved (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7623">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7623 Feature> Rancho Deluxe http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7622 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/01-rancho-mission-viejo.jpg" /><br/><b>Orange County's Rancho Mission Viejo is a community-oriented suburban development that seeks a close relationship with the land.</b>:<p>Although it is difficult to believe after traveling around the gated communities of Southern California, not all large greenfield developments here greedily eat up open space and destroy their native landscapes. Probably the most generous new example is Rancho Mission Viejo, a mixed-use residential project in the hilly unincorporated area of South Orange County, near San Clemente and Camp Pendleton, which is being master planned in part by SWA.</p> <p>One of the last new towns to be built on Southern California ranch land (and the last working ranch in Orange County), Rancho Mission Viejo (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7622">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7622 Remaking (Some of) San Diego http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7621 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/SILO-Google-140820-0090.jpg" /><br/><b>Makers Quarter is an experiment in bottom-up planning.</b>:<p>San Diego’s latest megaproject, Makers Quarter, is downtown redevelopment with a twist. Like developers elsewhere, the team of Lankford & Associates, Hensel Phelps, and HP Investors hopes to lure young professionals to the city’s East Village with a dense mix of residential, retail, and creative/tech office space. But while the group has sketched out a retail strategy as well as a block-by-block program with designers like Gensler, Skyport Studio, BNIM, JWDA, and Spurlock Poirier Landscape Architects, they are relying on an experiment in bottom-up urban planning to fill in t (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7621">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7621 Contemporary Casita http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7620 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/Casita_TEN-Arquitectos-3.jpg" /><br/><b>TEN Arquitectos creates a modular pavilion for a Bronx Community Garden.</b>:<p>On September 18, at a ceremony marking the renovation of the Willis Avenue Community Garden in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the Bronx, the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) unveiled a prototype of a structure that has the potential to transform the city’s community garden culture.</p> <p>The new 12-by-36-foot louvered designed by TEN Arquitectos is an interpretation of a casita, the improvised open-air structures that serve as critical social gathering places in overcrowded, open-space deprived communities. Grounded in Hispanic gardening traditions, casitas also are a cultural to (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7620">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7620 Design at Work> 88Nine Radio Milwaukee http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7619 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/RadMil88_dlh_01.jpg" /><br/><b>HGA brings the community into this Milwaukee radio station headquarters.</b>:<p>88Nine Radio Milwaukee knew it could not build just any office when it relocated to a new home in Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point neighborhood. As an independent, community-focused radio station, it needed a space that was built for and around the community, not just a place to set up microphones and spin records.</p> <p>That’s how it ended up with a headquarters on top of a coffee shop, with a miniature concert venue sandwiched between. Designed by architecture firm HGA, the two-story, 14,170-square-foot building places 88Nine in a former foundry, only the first act of repurp (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7619">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7619 Review> Layers Upon Layers http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7618 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/Future-Times-Square-Web-9.jpg" /><br/><b>Stephanie Leontiadis reads <em>Future Times Square; Compression vs. Distribution</em>.</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: 200px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 150%;"><i><b><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/9090274464/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=9090274464&linkCode=as2&tag=brokesidew-20&linkId=WXBGDGMZIPRWGHHH">Future Times Square; Compression vs. Distribution</a>  </b></i><b (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7618">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7618