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 In Detail> Fulton Center Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Lower Manhattan gets a scrumptious taste of sexy British high-tech.</b>:<p style="background:#eee;color:#333;font-size:16px;width:150px;height:150px;float:left;padding:10px;margin:0 12px 12px 0;"><b>Arup, <br /> Grimshaw, <br /> James Carpenter Design Associates</b></p> <p>The recently opened Fulton Center has brought a scrumptious taste of sexy British high-tech to Lower Manhattan. Subway riders accessing or departing from the Gordian Knot of transit lines that the center serves—2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J, N, R, Z—now have the opportunity to pass through a sci-fi fantasy of a pavilion building.</p> <p>A robust grey metal exoskeletal framework supports th (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Editorial> New Hope or a Phantom Menace? Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Without more detail, is Chicago's Lucas Museum dead on arrival?</b>:<p>At the start of this year if Chicagoans were readying for a battle over a high-profile museum project, it was Barack Obama’s presidential library. That project—though it’s sure to be contentious, too—will take shape in 2015. In the meantime filmmaker George Lucas has given the city plenty to discuss. After <a href="">San Francisco’s Presidio Trust turned down his plans</a> to erect a “cultural arts museum” at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, <a href=" (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Sky Scraping Again Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Downtown Los Angeles' South Park neighborhood experiencing a tower renaissance.</b>:<p>It seems like only yesterday that over 20 high-rises planned for downtown Los Angeles—including KPF’s Park Fifth, a coupling of 76- and 41-story skyscrapers that would have been the tallest on the West Coast—were scuttled by the Great Recession.</p> <p>As the economy gets back into shape, and the area once again becomes a hot address, that impulse for height has picked up where it left off. Now the focus is South Park, on the southern edge of downtown. The neighborhood, anchored by the Staples Center, LA Live!, and the LA Convention Center, has a batch of more than ten to (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Morphosis Computes a Facade for Cornell Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>The facade's stainless steel panels form a wave pattern, cutting down on glare and heat loads while representing the contribution computing has made to design.</b>: (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Unveiled> Palladium Residences Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects designs two 350-foot-tall towers in Hollywood.</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">Palladium Residences</span><br /> <b>Architect:</b> Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects<br /> <b>Client:</b> Crescent Heights<br /> <b>Location:</b> Los Angeles <br /> <b>Completion:</b> TBA</p> <p>Two new 350-foot-tall residential towers are planned for (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Editorial> Look to Lindsay Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>William Menking draws our attention to New York City under the reign of Mayor John Lindsay.</b>:<p>The City of New York that John Lindsay governed in 1966 was a very different one from the one we live in today. It was still reeling from the loss of its middle class to government subsidized suburbs, its infrastructure was crumbling, and there seemed to be few new ideas about how to deal with these issues and move forward. But the Lindsay administration, as Ada Louise Huxtable wrote in 1974, “occupied the historic moment when the [planning] profession was beginning to make itself felt,” when the city was “lavishing care, quality, and sophistication on the design of new bu (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Product> My Tech Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Insightful apps for engineers and architects.</b>: (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Studio Visit> AA Studio Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>This 10-person firm headquartered in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, takes a minimalist approach.</b>:<p>AA Studio works out of a converted mechanics garage in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It is the type of space you would expect for a firm that transforms old, industrial buildings into sleek, modern spaces. The 10-person firm was founded a year-and-a-half ago by Italian architect Aldo Andreoli and has a growing body of work that is clustered in two different New York City neighborhoods: Red Hook, Brooklyn, and Tribeca. AA Studio is currently working on multiple projects with Morris Adjmi Architects under the moniker Adjmi & Andreoli.</p> <p>In Brooklyn, AA Studio is turning warehouses into lo (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Review> More Than Zero Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Nancy Goldring sees the Guggenheim's show on the German art group Zero.</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>Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s</b></i><br /> Guggenheim New York</a><br /> 1071 5th Avenue, New York, NY<br /> Through January 7, 2015</p> <p>Visiting the Gugge (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Nothing But Net Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Vegas' newest addition hopes to lure an NBA team to the desert.</b>:<p>The famous Las Vegas Strip is about to get a major addition in the form of the Cuningham Group’s All Net Resort and Arena, a $1.4 billion mixed-use and entertainment project backed by former NBA player and first-time developer Jackie Robinson (not to be confused with the famous baseball player of the same name). The ambitious project includes an 860,000-square-foot multi-purpose arena, a 300,000-square-foot pedestrian plaza, and, crowning it all, a 44-story combo boutique and five-star hotel and spa.</p> <p>The sphere-shaped, NBA-regulation arena, which Robinson hopes to use to lure (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Walk on Water Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Philadelphia's riverfront reclamation continued with Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk.</b>:<p>Philadelphia’s fast-paced reclamation of its waterfront continued this fall with the opening of the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk. The 2,000-foot-long concrete structure connects to the city’s popular Schuylkill River Trail and brings bikers and joggers directly to a pathway floating above the water. The $18 million boardwalk is more than just a novel piece of infrastructure—it is a practical way to build-out the trail and ultimately connect it to South Philadelphia. Since existing railroad tracks had eaten up too much real estate on the shore, the Schuylkill River Developmen (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News LACE by Jenny Wu, Pret-a-3D Print Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Oyler Wu Collaborative partner delves into jewelry design.</b>: (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Interior Case Study> Fall House Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>In contrast to the typical ramshackle Big Sur house, Fougeron Architecture turned out a modern, easy-to-use living space.</b>:<p style="width:170px;height:170px;float:left;padding:10px;margin:0 12px 12px 0;background: #eee;font-size:18px;"><b>Big Sur, California</b><br /> Fougeron Architecture</p> <p>Perched 250 feet above the Pacific Ocean, Fall House, designed by Fougeron Architecture, could easily have been overwhelmed by its dramatic setting. Yet the house’s interior, in particular, counter-poses a sense of security against the wildness of the site. The casual modernity of the design, which emphasizes warmth, comfort, and simplicity, stands in contrast to both its natural surroundings and the log-cabin ar (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Design at Work> 2000 Shawnee Mission Parkway Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>RMTA transforms a 1968 building into LEED Silver Class A office space.</b>:<p>The first time Steven Karbank was aware that his new office property was something special was when he booked a concert there. “We’d blown out the second floor, so it was a complete shell,” recalled Karbank, chairman of the Karbank Real Estate Company, one of Kansas City’s largest developers of industrial buildings. “We happened to have some musician friends in from out of town, and we arranged an impromptu concert on the second floor. We ordered some delicatessen food, had some family in and… Something magical happened that night.”</p> <p>What ha (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News