William Menking

William Menking is the Editor-in-Chief of The Architect's Newspaper.

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Aluminaire House arrives in Palm Springs

The 1931 Aluminaire House, as The Architect's Newspaper (AN) has reported, was left adrift in New York (its birth home) and then sent packing last week in a big rig to Palm Springs, California. The Lawrence Kocher and Albert Frey-designed house arrived safe and sound and was welcomed to…
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Aluminaire House headed to Palm Springs

The 1931 Aluminaire House, like The Architect’s Newspaper, is leaving New York and headed to Palm Springs for Modernism Week. A new Paul Goldberger-narrated video tells the story of the Kocher and Frey-designed house and its journey from MoMA to Long Island and—this morning—to Palm Springs where it will arrive…
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A new Manhattan exhibition creates a dialogue between two generations of architects

Architectural rendering and design today is filtered through digital platforms that define contemporary production. It is rare to see an architecture that breaks out of this design template, whether the architect asserts environmental, stylistic, or urban design as the impulse behind the form. But Re-Constructivist Architecture: A Call From Rome,…
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Christoph Thun-Hohenstein on the future of the Museum of Applied Arts (MAK)

Christoph Thun-Hohenstein was the director of the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York before returning to Austria to become the director of the Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), the world’s leading applied arts museum, which features one of the top design collections. The Architect’s Newspaper’s editor-in-chief William Menking spoke…

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Trump proposes eliminating The National Endowment for the Arts

President-elect Donald Trump is pledging to eliminate at least two agencies that will affect architects, designers of all sorts, and even planning initiatives. The Washington Post quotes reporter Alexander Bolton: "The Corporation for Public Broadcasting would be privatized... while the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for…
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John Harkness, co-founder of The Architects’ Collaborative, passes away

The last founding member of The Architects' Collaborative (TAC), John Harkness, died yesterday at the age of 100. A 1941 graduate of Harvard, Harkness co-founded TAC with his wife Sarah Harkness, five other architects, and Walter Gropius, in 1945. They submitted entries for a competition to design dormitories for Smith…
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RAMSA opens in-office gallery

There are architecture offices that celebrate digital architecture and parametric design and others that use these digital tools to simply achieve their design goals. Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA) clearly falls into this second group and has always celebrated architectural tradition as the firm's starting point and a generator of…
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Gina Pollara out at the MAS

The Board of Directors of the Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) has apparently ignored the pleas of many of its members and fired its president Gina Pollara. The Architect’s Newspaper (AN) reported on the board’s decision to call a…