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 Heavy Metal Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Cal Poly replacing Predock Tower with an "Earthscraper" by CO Architects.</b>:<p>In 2010, officials at Cal Poly Pomona voted to replace Antoine Predock’s Classroom Laboratory Administration (CLA) Building (1992), a pointed, triangular tower with an open top that is arguably the most famous building on campus. The chief reasons for the move were the building’s seismic and structural deficiencies. But another rationale was that its tiny floor plates made it inconvenient, forcing students and faculty to scurry up and down its floors to carry out their tasks.</p> <p><a href="/uploads/Rview-Southwest-Intermediate-View.jpg"><img width="675" height="278" alt="" sr (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Open> Bar Luce Cafe Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Wes Anderson brings his cinematic world to life in the newly opened Bar Luce in Milan.</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>Bar Luce</b><br /> Fondazione Prada<br /> Largo Isarco 2, 20139 Milano, Italy<br /> Tel: +39 02 5666 2611<br /> Designer: Wes Anderson</p> <p>The characters in Wes Anderson’s films occupy an otherworldly realm, a hybrid of fantastical imaginings and vintage, timecapsule-like environments. These pla (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News 2015 Best of Products Awards Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>View the jury's picks for products in the "Kitchens + Baths" and "Lighting" categories.</b>: (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News U.S.A! U.S.A! Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>DS+R's U.S. Olympic Museum in Colorado Springs is hoping to cause a Bilbao effect.</b>:<p>In May, Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) unveiled initial concept renderings of its design for the United States Olympic Museum in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The 60,000-square-foot facility will join the headquarters of the U.S. Olympic Committee and the U.S. Olympic Training Center, which also call Colorado Springs home, further cementing the city as a destination for Olympic enthusiasts both foreign and domestic.</p> <p>The museum will tell the stories of great American Olympians and Paralympians through a series of narrative exhibition spaces. The U.S. Olympic Committee selected DS+R as (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Q+A> Ole Scheeren Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Buro Ole Scheeren's first North American project reframes architecture's core values.</b>:<p style="padding:10px;margin:12px 0;background:#eee;color:#333;line-height:130%;font-size:17px;">Ole Scheeren is no stranger to tall buildings. A former partner at OMA, he led the design and construction of CCTV and TVCC Towers in Beijing. He founded his own practice in 2010 and Büro Ole Scheeren now has offices in Hong Kong and Beijing. The firm is currently at work on what is expected to be Bangkok’s tallest tower. Recently, Büro-OS unveiled plans for 1500 West Georgia Street in Vancouver, a blocky, residential high-rise developed by Bosa Properties.<br /> <br /> <i>AN</i> (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News 2015 Best of Products Awards Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>View the jury's picks for products in the "HVAC" and "Outdoor Furnishings" categories.</b>: (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Crit> Jesuit High School Chapel Mon, 27 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Hodgetts + Fung's first religious building weaves sculptural forms with dynamic glazing to create a peaceful sanctuary on Jesuit High School's modernist campus.</b>:<p>The partnership of Craig Hodgetts and Ming Fung has enjoyed a long and varied practice, but their firm had never designed a religious building until the Jesuit High School in Sacramento selected them to build a chapel. Inexplicably, the school had been using the gym for services since its modernist campus was constructed in the 1970s. Though Hodgetts is a non-believer and Fung a Buddhist, they had both explored modern churches on their travels, and they responded to the challenge of creating a spiritual journey. Sacred spaces liberate architects to focus on the basic elements of building an (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Park Reform Mon, 27 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>San Francisco's Boeddeker Park is a green refuge.</b>:<p>A few blocks from San Francisco’s Financial District and the tech wealth of SOMA is the Tenderloin, the city’s densest neighborhood, where the homeless line up for free meals, and many low-income tenants live in windowless rooms. Boeddeker Park, redesigned by WRNS Studio, serves as a desperately needed escape valve for the neighborhood. The one-acre square of greenery is flanked by SROs, a mission, and a school. Named for a respected pastor, Father Alfred E. Boeddeker, it was known colloquially as “Prison Park” for its maze of fences, which provided cover for drug de (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Making The City Fri, 24 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, AIGA-NY sought to help communities through graphic design.</b>:<p>The development of social communities in the contemporary city pivots between the powerful forces of top-down financial capital and bottom-up collective citizen action. These top-down forces move through space as an algorithm with little concern for people or community. Bottom-up forces, on the other hand, focus explicitly on local needs but sometimes at the expense of a greater urban vision or the larger city. In this current age of hyper capitalism in New York City it often seems that it is the top-down development that almost always gains the upper hand in defining “community&rdquo (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News 2015 Best of Products Awards Fri, 24 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>View the jury's picks for products in the "Facades + Structural" and "Openings" categories.</b>: (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Donald Wexler, 1926-2015 Fri, 24 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Alan Hess remembers one of the great pioneers of Palm Springs Modernism.</b>:<p>No one realized it at the time, but midcentury Palm Springs was a golden age of modern architecture. Donald Wexler, one of its leading figures, died June 26 at age 89. He and his remarkably talented local colleagues (William Francis Cody, Albert Frey, E. Stewart Williams, Richard Harrison, John Porter Clark, Hugh Kaptur, and others) were committed to modern principles, but each brought originality to their designs.</p> <table width="220" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" align="right"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="20"> </td> <td align="right (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Gruen Clads Utility Plant in Flowing Steel Fri, 24 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Curved metal facade embodies spirit of mobility at LAX.</b>: (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Q+A> Iker Gil Thu, 23 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Architect Iker Gil talks about his studio's creative process, the mission of his print magazine <em>MAS Context</em>, and co-curating <em>Chatter</em>.</b>:<p style="line-height:130%;padding:10px;margin:12px 0;background:#eee;font-size:16px;color:#333;">Iker Gil is the Bilbao-born, Chicago-based architect behind MAS Studio. He doubles as editor-in-chief of <i>MAS Context</i>, the magazine he founded to spark more cross-disciplinary conversations on design in the city. For <i>AN</i>, Kristen Moreau met Gil at his Wicker Park studio to discuss underdogs, publishing in print, and curating shows at the Art Institute of Chicago.</p> <table width="320" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" align="right"> <tbody> <tr> <t (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Design At Work> Court Square Building Thu, 23 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>BKSK transforms tired floors in a historic municipal building into bright, open offices to meet the needs of two city agencies. </b>:<p>There is the old maxim that constraints fuel the creative process. And in the case of the Court Square Building at 2 Lafayette Street, it was the challenge of meeting the diverse needs and goals of two very critical, yet different New York City agencies that stoked the imagination of local firm BKSK Architects. This process yielded a lively and cohesive workplace for both occupants and the multi-generational New Yorkers the two departments serve.</p> <p>The project—which began during the Bloomberg administration and wrapped up under the office of Mayor Bill de Blasio—called for (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News