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/ Sacramento Revival http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7939 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/Sac-ESC.jpg" /><br/><b>Train station renovation kicks off downtown redevelopment.</b>:<p>The Sacramento Valley Station (SAC), serving California’s capital, is the busiest Amtrak depot west of Chicago. Built in 1926 as one of the last of the great pre-Depression urban rail depots, SAC, though still functioning, fell into disrepair over the decades. The City of Sacramento has finally embarked on an effort to renovate and restore it, making it one of the centerpieces of a large downtown redevelopment that includes a new stadium, a mixed-use complex, and more.</p> <p>Though the station is listed on national and state registers of historic places, it almost did not survive th (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7939">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7939 Plains Urbanism http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7938 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/141210_FINAL_CATALOG_wout-text-8_Page_1_Image_0001.jpg" /><br/><b>Texas Tech architecture students temporarily transform downtown Lubbock.</b>:<p>Christian Pongratz is a professor of architecture at Texas Tech University, but hearing him speak about the project Urban Stage in downtown Lubbock revealed that he has a knack for storytelling as well. “Small West Texas town without a lot going on,” he said, setting a familiar stage—wide roads, empty parking lots, and winds unfettered by natural vegetation. “But then comes in the major players—the university, the biggest employer in town besides the hospital—and they ask, ‘Is there anything else? What can we do?’ Well, we can do something.&rd (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7938">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7938 Outdoor Lighting with an Architectural Bent http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7937 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/2-threerivers_setting_5317_02032012_1.jpg" /><br/><b>Balancing safety, aesthetics, and performance, these innovative exterior luminaires also address issues of light pollution and trespass.</b>: (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7937">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7937 Viva San Francisco http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7936 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/TMM-EXTERIOR-1.jpg" /><br/><b>TEN Arquitectos-designed Mexican Museum in San Francisco finally set to begin construction.</b>:<p>After a lengthy wait, San Francisco’s Mexican Museum—designed by Mexico City-based TEN Arquitectos—is finally expected to break ground this summer.</p> <p>Funds have mostly been secured to build the 54,000-square-foot, $43 million facility, which will occupy the first four floors of a Handel Architects-designed 47-story condo tower at 706 Mission Street and parts of the restored 1903 Aronson Building. The complex sits next to Daniel Libeskind’s Contemporary Jewish Museum and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.</p> <p>The facility will house more than 14,000 object (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7936">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7936 Crit> Princeton Train Station http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7935 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/2015JG01.503.jpg" /><br/><b>Rick Joy's design for a commuter rail station in Princeton is endowed with civic importance and a sense of grace.</b>:<p>Rick Joy is an architect’s architect. Few American practitioners harmonize form, materials, light, and space with his consistency and clarity. Based in Tucson, he has rightfully earned a reputation as a preeminent desert modernist, transcending the sometimes unfairly pejorative title of a regionalist with starkly timeless buildings, elemental in their form and their connections to their sites. Fellow travellers like Peter Bohlin or Tom Kundig may be better known, but Joy may have the stronger vision. His best houses always bring Luis Barragán to my mind. They mark and heighten (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7935">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7935 Editorial> It's the Client, Stupid http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7934 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/arch1.jpg" /><br/><b>Sam Lubell asks architects to widen their focus, not fight over style.</b>:<p>What do Aaron Betsky, Martin Pedersen, Steven Bingler, and Los Angeles developer Geoff Palmer have in common?</p> <p>Betsky, Pedersen, and Bingler have recently been arguing in <i>Architect</i> magazine and the <i>New York Times</i> over (among other things) whether architects should dictate their own path or follow the less effete road of consumer demand. In my opinion both approaches are valid—one doesn’t trump the other—and there is plenty of room for both radical and client-centered architecture. But neither will be effective if architects remain shut out of too much (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7934">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7934 Who's Taxing Who? http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7933 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/16604885095_7afbd50d5b_o.jpg" /><br/><b>A decades-old tax program has become a flashpoint in the New York City housing debate.</b>:<p>The renewal of an arcane piece of housing policy with an esoteric name like 421-a seems like something that should fly pretty safely under the radar. But in New York City tenant advocates have taken to the streets to protest a 44-year-old property tax exemption program that they say is being used to subsidize luxury apartments for millionaires and billionaires. With the program up for renewal in the New York State Legislature this June, these advocates, along with some City Council members, are urging Mayor Bill de Blasio to push for its elimination. But developers are advocating for just t (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7933">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7933 Olson Kundig Merges Western History & Modern Art http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7932 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/11065_00_TAM_Haub_Galleries_N141.jpg" /><br/><b>Richlite-clad museum expansion inspired by industrial context and Old West art collection.</b>: (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7932">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7932 Emerging Voices> Ambrosi Etchegaray http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7931 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/06-DESDE-ACCESO.jpg" /><br/><b>The Mexico City practice designs with nature in mind, believing that "earth, gravity, and light" must be present in every building.</b>:<p style="padding:12px; margin:12px 0;background:#333;color:#fff;font-size:18px;line-height:140%;">The Architecture League of New York has picked the winners of its annual Emerging Voices Awards. Each the year the League chooses eight practitioners from the United States, Canada, and Mexico through an invited, juried portfolio competition. This year's winners include three firms from Mexico. The rest are based on the East Coast of the U.S. The winners will be giving <a href="http://archleague.org/events/emerging-voices-events/">lectures about their work in New York City throughout the month of (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7931">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7931 Emerging Voices> Neri Oxman http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7930 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/neri-oxman.jpg" /><br/><b>The MIT grad and professor engages in what she calls "Material Ecology."</b>:<p style="padding:12px; margin:12px 0;background:#333;color:#fff;font-size:18px;line-height:140%;">The Architecture League of New York has picked the winners of its annual Emerging Voices Awards. Each the year the League chooses eight practitioners from the United States, Canada, and Mexico through an invited, juried portfolio competition. This year's winners include three firms from Mexico. The rest are based on the East Coast of the U.S. The winners will be giving <a href="http://archleague.org/events/emerging-voices-events/">lectures about their work in New York City throughout the month of (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7930">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7930 Whale Watching http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7929 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/AOP_Biomorphic.close.jpg" /><br/><b>Long Beach reveals aquarium addition by EHDD.</b>:<p>Long Beach’s wave-shaped Aquarium of the Pacific, which opened in 1998, is about to get its largest addition to date. Designed by San Francisco-based EHDD, which worked on the original aquarium with HOK, the 23,000-square-foot facility would be dedicated to oceanic preservation and to whales and other sea creatures that are too large to be kept in captivity. The design of the two-story building, known as Pacific Visions, contains features to share that majesty, such as a large-format, 320-seat movie theater with a 30-foot-tall screen, and changing, technology-rich, immersive exhibits (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7929">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7929 Kelly Green http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7928 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/FINAL_Kelly_Austin_Blanton_Exterior.jpg" /><br/><b>Famed artist to bring color-filled chapel to UT Austin.</b>:<p>Houston’s Rothko Chapel fuses art and architecture to create a contemplative space that some visitors experience as spiritual. Even the less spiritually inclined describe it as a highly intensified art viewing experience. Now a second artist’s chapel is coming to Texas, designed by another great abstract expressionist, Ellsworth Kelly. Originally designed in 1986 for a private collector, but never realized, the 2,700-square-foot structure will be the first-ever Kelly-designed building. It will be built thanks to the efforts of the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7928">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7928 Q+A> Santiago Calatrava http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7927 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/Picture2.jpg" /><br/><b>The Spanish architect opens up about his work on the World Trade Center Transit Hub and a nearby Greek Orthodox Church.</b>:<p>With the World Trade Center site incrementally becoming more a part of Lower Manhattan, and the blades of the Transit Hub peaking interest from behind the fence, Santiago Calatrava sat down with former <i>AN</i> executive editor Alan G. Brake to discuss the civic role of his architecture, which he hopes will rank among New York’s great infrastructural works of the past. He is also completing the Greek Orthodox Church at the south side of the site, his first religious structure, which is scheduled to open for Easter 2017.</p> <table width="320" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border=" (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7927">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7927 Greenwich Village Getting Greener http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7926 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/aids_memorial_1_hi_res.jpg" /><br/><b>M. Paul Friedberg & Partners reveals long-awaited park near former St. Vincent's Hospital.</b>:<p>As the FXFOWLE-designed Greenwich Lane luxury residential complex nears completion on the former site of St. Vincent’s Hospital in Greenwich Village, a long-awaited public park is starting to take shape directly across the street. Designed by New York City–based M. Paul Friedberg & Partners, the 16,000-square-foot green space has been promised to the community since 2011, when Rudin Management Company and Global Holdings were granted permission to transform the site of the bankrupt hospital into condos and townhouses. As a concession to the community and the city, Rudin and (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7926">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7926