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 House> Sausalito Residence Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Turnbull Griffin Haesloop capitalizes on views in its renovation of this 1940s ranch-style home.</b>:<p>For a starting point in their renovation of a 1940s ranch house in Sausalito, the designers at Turnbull Griffin Haesloop looked outside, to the hillside home’s view of Angel Island and the San Francisco skyline. “I’ve lived in Sausalito for 25 years, it’s got one of the most stunning views in the Bay Area,” said architect Mary Griffin. “It’s just sort of magical because it’s constantly changing. It’s really mesmerizing; you’re just drawn to it. But the old house didn’t really maximize that.”</p> <p>To realize the site& (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Give Me Shelter Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Activists in New York City push zoning changes for mandatory affordable housing.</b>:<p>The Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD), a coalition of housing advocates, together with several prominent New York City elected officials, is calling for a major revision to city zoning laws to make affordable housing a requirement in all middle- and large-sized New York City developments. If implemented, the group’s proposals, which are outlined in a recent paper, <span class="italic">Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning: Ensuring Affordability</span> is a Part of New York City’s Future, could make New York’s neighborhoods more economically and socially (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Editorial> Baby and the Bath Water Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>William Menking hopes that design will not be given short shrift by the de Blasio administration.</b>:<p>It is clear to everyone who lives in New York City that we need more <a href="">affordable housing</a>—and not just for the poorest residents of the city. All segments of the society below the top one percent need help to live in this city. Recently, a friend who counts herself as a member of the professional class (i.e. with the ability to secure a bank mortgage) said that she feels that a reasonable place to live for her family seems permanently out of reach in New York. It is one thing to give up copious back and fr (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Unveiled> Estrel Tower Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Barkow Leibinger's Berlin skyscraper is reshaping the city's skyline.</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%;"><b>Estrel Tower</b><br /> <span class="bold">Architect:</span> Barkow Leibinger<br /> <span class="bold">Client:</span> Estrel Hotel-Betriebs-GmbH<br /> <span class="bold">Location:</span> Berlin, Germany<br /> <span class="bold">Completion:</span> 2017</p> <p>Berlin is trad (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Portfolio> Keith Sonnier Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>The postminimalist light artist has drawn much of his inspiration from architecture.</b>:<p>When I think of how the body of my work has been affected by my interest in architecture, I realize that it has helped me formulate many of the working concepts I’ve developed through the years. My first interest in architecture was concerned with mass; the pyramids of the Yucatan and Guatemala, the pyramids and temples of Egypt, as well as simple early Neolithic cave sites. It was only when I began to make early sculptural works in non-sculptural materials (no bronze, marble, or steel), using instead simple, rudimentary materials, that I used architecture as a support. By this I mean (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Grand Canopy Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>wHY shaping "art village" at Pomona College outside of Los Angeles.</b>:<p>Culver City firm wHY is taking a unique approach to Pomona College’s new Studio Arts Hall. Instead of designing a monolithic, unified structure, they are hoping to create what principal Kulapat Yantrasast called an “art village,” with a cluster of buildings focused around a central open space, covered with an undulating wood and steel truss canopy. The project is set to finish in time for the school year this coming fall. The centralization of activity is designed to encourage interaction and cross-pollination between disciplines, and help the hall become an outdoor center (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Two-Sided Railway Station by Team CS Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Rotterdam Centraal Station's relationship to the existing urban fabric called for different treatments of its north and south facades.</b>: (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Walk On Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Gustafson Guthrie Nichol rethinks downtown Seattle.</b>:<p style="float:left;width:120px;height:120px;padding:10px;margin:0 12px 12px 0; background:#eee;font-size:16px;"><b>Web Extra: </b><a href="">Check out before and after views of the proposed streetscape</a>.</p> <p>A year ago, with the support of a $150,000 grant from Seattle’s Office of Economic Development, the nonprofit Downtown Seattle Association hired local landscape architecture firm Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN) to make recommendations to bring more pedestrian-oriented elements to 65 acres of downtown Seattle.</p> <p>The GGN p (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Review> Architecture Without Planning Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Rahul Mehrotra's <em>Architecture in India since 1990</em> attacks the effect the country's liberalized economy has had on its built environment.</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%;"><span class="italic"><span class="bold">Architecture in India since 1990</span></span><br /> By Rahul Mehrotra<br /> Hatje Cantz, €50</p> <p>This is an unusual book. First, it contains not one single project of its architect/author’s. Second, in its measured way, it (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Another Coup for Broadway Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Emerging street to revamp pedestrian offerings in Downtown Los Angeles.</b>:<p>Broadway, in Downtown Los Angeles, has a lot going for it. A commercial and cultural center, the street boasts twelve historic theater buildings within six blocks. Its Art Deco and Beaux Arts architecture is complemented by other distinctive elements, including Terrazzo paving and streetlight bases dating to the 1920s. But it also has problems. More often treated as a vehicular throughway than a destination, the street is lacking basic pedestrian safety infrastructure. Several recent accidents, including an incident in which a tow truck crashed into a Metro bus, killing the bus driver, unde (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Good Prognosis Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>New Austin medical complex by Page architects ties into campus and city.</b>:<p>The University of Texas Regents have approved the first phase of the new Dell Medical School in Austin’s medical district. Designed by Page (formerly Page Southerland Page) and ZGF, the project includes a 260,000-square-foot research building and a 230,000-square-foot office building, a new education building, and a parking structure for 1,120 cars. A new hospital building, designed by HKS, will complete the complex.</p> <p>The Page/ZGF team was selected over three other finalists, including teams by Perkins + Will, Ballinger with VAI and Studio 8 Architects, and WHR Architects with (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News House> Ziering Residence Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>SPF:a designs a residence worthy of its Pacific Coast Highway setting.</b>:<p>Few of the houses that line the Pacific Coast Highway on the hills overlooking the ocean are worthy of their setting. Happily, a few exceptional buildings have taken root, and one of them is the Ziering residence in Pacific Palisades. Culver City architecture studio SPF:a took best advantage of a double site that rises and turns a corner in the foothills to frame stepped terraces and ocean views without blocking the neighbors’ sightlines. “The two houses that previously occupied the site had a very cluttered look, with chimneys and gables,” said SPF:a principal Zoltan Pali (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Comment> Gone Across Oklahoma Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Center for Land Use Interpretation explores sites in The Sooner State.</b>:<p>Oklahoma is a state that just keeps going. From the evacuated mining towns of Tar Creek, to the historic Dust Bowl departures on the Panhandle, to the oil and gas pipelines coursing under its rolling terrain, Oklahoma is a state of transition. From east to west, it is the third widest state in the lower 48, after Texas and Montana. Looking at a map of the USA, Oklahoma looks like a failed attempt to keep Texas from being simply too damn big. The Red River is the wiggly line along the bottom, separating it from Texas, but the rest is straight lines of longitude and latitude.</p> <p><b>1 Ini (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Open> Sophie's Restaurant Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Andre Kikoski designs an elegant, mid-century-inspired eatery on Chicago's Magnificent Mile.</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;"><span class="bold">Sophie's</span><br /> 700 North Michigan Avenue<br /> Chicago<br /> Tel: 312-525-3400<br /> Designer: Andre Kikoski Architect</p> <p>Those who live, breathe, and eat fashion will be happy to hear Chicago’s newest luxury restaurant takes its cues from someone who left an indelible ma (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News