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 Milwaukee's New Gateway Wed, 2 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Competition heats up for major public space project in Milwaukee.</b>:<p>As high-profile developments in downtown Milwaukee creep closer to the city's iconic, Santiago Calatrava–designed art museum, a $30 million design competition aims to unify the two with a new civic space. The so-called Lakefront Gateway Plaza project attracted 24 proposals, with four teams emerging as the finalists earlier this year: Graef, AECOM, Office of James Burnett, and James Corner Field Operations each lead a group of designers and consultants vying for the job.</p> <p>In conceptual renderings recently made public, the design teams presenting visions of serpentine pedestrian (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Design for Wellness: New Healthcare Furnishings Tue, 1 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Healthcare interiors are becoming more hospitality than hospital-like in their design and furnishings.</b>: (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Feature> Affordable San Jose Tue, 1 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>San Jose and the future of affordable housing in Silicon Valley.</b>:<p style="padding:12px;margin:12px;color:#333;background:#eee;line-height:130%;font-size:17px;">In June, the California Supreme Court ruled to uphold the City of San Jose’s affordable housing ordinance. In one unanimous decision, the court underscored what Bay Area residents already know: housing is expensive and in short supply, and that scarcity puts pressure on Californians at all income levels. Developers in San Jose now must include affordable units. The case, a benchmark for citizens, architects, and developers interested in the social impact of design, dates back to 2010 when the (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Feature> Windy and Affordable Tue, 1 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Chicago incentivizes private development of affordable housing.</b>:<p style="padding:12px;margin:12px;color:#333;background:#eee;line-height:130%;font-size:17px;">In March, after months of debate behind closed doors, Chicago’s City Council voted overwhelmingly to overhaul the city’s Affordable Requirements Ordinance (ARO), a key tool meant to encourage the private development of affordable housing in a city where the waitlist for public housing continues to grow.</p> <p><b>On the Horizon</b></p> <p>But with the changes scheduled to take effect in October, some local developers warn the ARO’s new fees and requirements are too onerous. Repre (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Feature> Affordable South Bronx Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Capping an era of urban renewal in the South Bronx.</b>:<p style="padding:12px;margin:12px;background:#eee;color:#333;font-size:16px;line-height:130%;">“The Times Square of the South Bronx” is an apt moniker for a place more commonly known as “the Hub”. Situated at the crossing of subway lines, bus routes, and major thoroughfares, the Hub is one of the busiest commercial districts in New York City. The corner of East 149th Street and Third Avenue constitutes the center of this half-mile, spoke-like network of traffic arteries that radiate into the Melrose and Mott Haven neighborhoods. You cannot stand in one place here: Hord (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Review> The Architecture Monograph Reinvented Sat, 29 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>FXFOWLE's monograph gives a fresh perspective on presenting work.</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>REVEAL, FILTER, EVOLVE, EFFECT</b></i></a><br /> By FXFOWLE Architects<br /> ORO Editions, $40</p> <p>This surprising little book fulfills and enhances the architecture it presents. By breaking completely from the traditional monograph fo (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News KVA Brings Digital Brick to Harvard Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Old and new technologies combine in renovated anthropology building.</b>: (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Comment> Judith Barry and Ken Saylor Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src=",_United_Arab_Emirates.jpg" /><br/><b>Judith Barry and Ken Saylor discuss labor issues in the Gulf and beyond.</b>:<p style="padding:12px; margin:12px 0; font-size:17px;color:#333;background:#eee;line-height:130%;"><b>It is time for the architecture community to stand with artists and activists to improve the labor conditions in the construction of buildings across the developing world.*</b></p> <p>Over the last several months, three prominent members of Gulf Labor Artist Coalition (Gulf Labor), the activist/artists group that formed five years ago to protest and rectify the exploitation and indenture of immigrant laborers working on the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi on Saadiyat Island, have been denied entry, and (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News A Yellow Green Wed, 26 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>James Corner Field Operations freshens up the archetypal office park with a dynamic landscape and pops of color.</b>:<p>About four-and-a-half miles south of Philadelphia’s Center City, a collection of highly regarded architects are proving that office parks do not have to be soulless and stuffy. For over a decade, the city’s 1,200-acre Navy Yard has been transitioning into a business campus with a focus on high design, all under the parameters of a master plan drawn up by Robert A.M. Stern.</p> <p>Philly-based firms DIGSAU and Erdy McHenry have already filled in part of that framework with creative buildings wrapped in dynamic facades. Liberty Property Trust also recently unveiled renderings for (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Obit> Charles Correa, 1930-2015 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Remembering one of India's most prominent post-independence architects.</b>:<p>Pioneer architect and urbanist Charles Correa practiced in Bombay from 1958 to 2015. While drawing freely from diverse sources in style and ideology, he remained independent in crafting an oeuvre that remains both monumental and accessible. His architecture evokes vibrant impressions of the sun and shadows, of color and theater, within projects simultaneously reflective and aspirational. The memorial to Mahatma Gandhi in Ahmedabad (1958–1963), at once intimate and boundless; the Champalimaud Cancer Centre in Lisbon (2007–2010), a heroic call to arms for an engagement with new ho (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Studio Visit> Utile, Inc Mon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Boston architects Utile see themselves as a think-tank tackling hyper-local issues.</b>:<p>“Everyone has either a bike or a dog,” said Tim Love, founding principal at Utile, Inc., of the animals napping on the polished concrete floor in the firm’s Boston studio. Designers’ bikes, visible from the street through the black cast-iron storefront, form a clever advertisement for the urbanist work within.</p> <p>Utile likens itself to a think tank, and the comparison seems not just promotional but simply self-aware. Give this team of architects and planners a vision and they’ll make you a spreadsheet; give them some data and they’ll make you a publi (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Back in the Game Fri, 21 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>A World's Fair sports club in Chicago returns as a plush hotel.</b>:<p>After a meticulous two-year restoration effort, a Chicago architectural icon is ready for another bout. The Chicago Athletic Association Hotel (CAA) first opened in 1893 on Michigan Avenue where it served the city’s elite as a private sports and leisure club before closing in 2007.</p> <p>Designed by Henry Ives Cobb, the 250-foot tower was intended to dazzle visitors in town for the 1893 World’s Fair. Made of stone and red brick, the building was a pioneer in adapting the vertical lines of Venetian Gothic to steel-framed skyscrapers. In its heyday the CAA boasted member names l (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Hord Coplan Macht Pushes Performance Fri, 21 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Ultra efficient curtain wall system marries transparency and sustainability at Colorado State University.</b>: (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Design At Work> JCI Hawley Road Thu, 20 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Timber columns, roof trusses, and brick masonry are given new life in this factory-turned-office by Eppstein Uhen Architects.</b>:<p>Once a proud outpost in a farm tools empire, a midcentury factory in West Allis, Wisconsin, is now part of a second Milwaukee-born company’s story.</p> <p>Last year, Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) took over the 130,700-square-foot building, which was a factory for the Allis-Chalmers tractor company. Though the sturdy, timber-frame building began its life as a munitions manufacturing plant during World War II, Allis-Chalmers churned out tractor parts and other farm implements for decades beneath its burly wood trusses. (The site handled uranium, and may have been built for work on the Ma (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News