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 Design at Work> 88Nine Radio Milwaukee Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>HGA brings the community into this Milwaukee radio station headquarters.</b>:<p>88Nine Radio Milwaukee knew it could not build just any office when it relocated to a new home in Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point neighborhood. As an independent, community-focused radio station, it needed a space that was built for and around the community, not just a place to set up microphones and spin records.</p> <p>That’s how it ended up with a headquarters on top of a coffee shop, with a miniature concert venue sandwiched between. Designed by architecture firm HGA, the two-story, 14,170-square-foot building places 88Nine in a former foundry, only the first act of repurp (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Review> Layers Upon Layers Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Stephanie Leontiadis reads <em>Future Times Square; Compression vs. Distribution</em>.</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: 200px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 150%;"><i><b><a href="">Future Times Square; Compression vs. Distribution</a>  </b></i><b (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Back To The Future Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Olson Kundig proposes redevelopment of Spokane World's Fair site.</b>:<p>For six months in 1974, the City of Spokane, Washington, held the first environmentally themed world’s exposition on a 100-acre site along the Spokane River. The motto was “Celebrating Tomorrow’s Fresh New Environment.”</p> <p>To prepare for the fair, Spokane––the smallest city to ever hold a world’s fair (the population at the time was only 170,000)––received federal, private, and state funds to help create a new park, clean up the river, and transform the blighted downtown. On the first day, 1,974 fish were released into river. Ten co (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Radlab Makes Music with Moire Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Undulating birch walls create pockets of privacy in an apartment building lobby.</b>: (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News The Helsinki Effect Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Guggenheim competition draws huge interest, but project remains disputed.</b>:<p style="width:125px;height:125px;float:left;background:#eee;color:#333;font-size:16px;line-height:130%;padding:12px;margin:0 12px 12px 0;"><b>Multimedia: </b><a href=" ">View a slideshow of many of the proposals on the AN Blog</a>.</p> <p>The Guggenheim Foundation <a href="">has unveiled the more than 1,700 proposals</a> it received as part of a competition to design an outpost for the museum in Helsinki. The online gallery of submissions is as extensive as it is overwhelming. On the founda (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Q+A> Hernan Diaz Alonso Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>New director, new directions at SCI-Arc.</b>:<div class="caption">SCI-Arc’s Board of Directors recently announced that Hernan Diaz Alonso, long-standing professor and founder of the firm Xefirotarch, will be taking the helm of the school after Eric Owen Moss’ tenure is up in September, 2015. Diaz Alonso, born in Argentina, has worn many hats at the school over the past 14 years, including Distinguished Professor of Architecture, Graduate Thesis Coordinator, and, most recently, Graduate Programs Chair. In 2012, the American Institute of Architects named him Educator of the Year.<br /> <br /> Though not known for built work, (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News The Mayor's Mandate Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Affordable housing to be required in rezoned projects in New York City.</b>:<p>In the Bloomberg years, developers were often presented with a choice: they could build a denser building if they agreed to make a certain portion of it affordable. The city program, known as voluntary inclusionary zoning, has received lots of media attention, but its actual impact on creating affordable housing was fairly limited because many developers decided not to take the deal. Now, with Mayor de Blasio at the city’s helm, that option is off the table. In New York City, voluntary inclusionary zoning has become mandatory inclusionary zoning.</p> <p>Taken alone, this policy chang (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Open> Samosa House Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Digbar and Jay Fisher give this Indian restaurant a colorful interior.</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>Samosa House</b><br /> 3200 West Sunset Blvd.<br /> Los Angeles<br /> Tel: 310-398-6766<br /> Designer: DIGBAR</p> <p>In designing the third installment of the popular Indian restaurant Samosa House, Culver City firm DIGBAR kept the modern Indian aesthetic they had started with and upped the amperage. (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Comment> Signs and the City Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>This summer's controversy over Donald Trump's shiny new sign is just the latest chapter in a long history of such debates in Chicago.</b>:<p>Earlier this summer, Chicago was abuzz over the large illuminated Trump sign recently installed on the building designed by SOM’s Adrian Smith, a structure that was completed several years ago. The sudden appearance of this added feature has generated heated discussion in the media and on the streets. The sign appeared to many as an awkward intrusion along a riverfront largely devoid of major signs and as a disfigurement to a pure modernist building with clean lines and careful detailing. Others found it perfectly acceptable in a cityscape full of visual variety. Controversy about gra (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News KANVA's Edison Residence Animates History Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Photo-engraved concrete connects past and present in Montreal student housing.</b>: (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Revitalizing the East River Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Mathews Nielsen's phased approach to transforming Manhattan's Upper Esplanade.</b>:<p>Reclaiming the waterfront as public open space has been one of the most prominent and transformative design initiatives in New York City for the past decade. In 2011, the East River Esplanade became a focal point of that vision when CIVITAS, a non-profit neighborhood advocacy organization, sponsored the competition Reimagining the Waterfront. The competition solicited ideas to redesign the East River Esplanade between East 60th and 125th Streets, and drew in more than 90 submissions by landscape architects and designers, setting high expectations for a challenging sliver of the city.</p> < (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Studio Visit> JAHN Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>The Chicago office of this legacy firm is designing projects around the globe.</b>:<p>The Chicago offices of JAHN are lined with models of unbuilt work. Renderings of towers, airports, and corporate headquarters never realized line the walls of the third floor of the Joachim G. Giaver and Frederick P. Dinkelberg–designed Jeweler’s Building like wallpaper. Hardly paper architects, the designers here are happy to confront the dreams of past projects on a daily basis. “As you walk through these hallways you get ideas,” said firm principal Francisco Gonzalez-Pulido. “Maybe things that didn’t get built inspire you.”</p> <p>Gonzalez-Pulid (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Unveiled> M2 Mixed Building Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>nARCHITECTS designs a stepped office building for Calgary's new East Village neighborhood.</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: 245px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 150%;"><b>M2 Mixed Building</b><br /> <b>Architect:</b> nARCHITECTS with Riddell Kurczaba Architecture<br /> <b>Client:</b> XYC Design + Development<br /> <b>Location: </b>Calgary, Alberta<br /> <b>Completion:</b> End of 2016</p> <p>A gleaming aluminum office building will rise fro (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Feature> The Forefront of Design Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src=",-NY_Courtesy-of-PARA-Project.jpg" /><br/><b>AIA New York's 2014 New Practices.</b>:<p style="padding:12px;margin:12px 0;background:#eee;color:#333;font-size:16px;line-height:140%;"><i>AN</i> is proud to sponsor <a href="">New Practices New York</a>, one of the city’s leading showcases of design talent. We extend our congratulations to this year’s selected firms. Their work are <a href="">on display at the Center for Architecture</a>.</p> <p><a href="/uploads/PARA-Project_La-Casita_Syracuse,-NY_Courtesy-of-Para-Project.jpg"><img width="675" height="450" src=" (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News