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Weekend Reads

Weekend edition: New gallery in England, gun violence, and more
Missed some of this week’s architecture news, or our tweets and Facebook posts from the last few days? Don’t sweat it—we’ve gathered the week’s must-read stories right here. Enjoy! 6a architects recalls Milton Keynes’s utopian vision with a shiny new gallery The new, revamped, MK Gallery by 6a celebrates Milton Keynes's history with a glimmering facade and internal color palette snatched straight from the 1970s. Pittsburgh's City Council leans against saving historic Venturi Scott Brown–designed home In a 7-2 vote, the Pittsburgh City Council voted against designating the Venturi Scott Brown-design Abrams House as a landmark, paving the way for its demolition. Svigals+Partners on designing for 21st-century loss and gun violence Marissa Meade and Julia McFadden of Svigals+Partners speak with AN about the Lost Generation Memorial Garden in New Haven, Connecticut.
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New New York

Weekend edition: Hudson Yards, Kengo Kuma, and more
Missed some of this week’s architecture news, or our tweets and Facebook posts from the last few days? Don’t sweat it—we’ve gathered the week’s must-read stories right here. Enjoy! Welcome to Little Dubai, New York City’s newest neighborhood Hudson Yards opened this week, and our executive editor weighed in. Food Radio's conversations about succeeding in creative fields are now online Last fall, Dong-Ping Wong hosted Food Radio, where he talked to creative professionals about how to succeed, and the recordings are now online. Kengo Kuma dangles a timber cabin for a Swiss writers' residency Suspended Forest, a timber-clad family house designed for Kengo Kuma, is now complete and offers sweeping views of the Swiss Alps. Historic Oklahoma City "Egg Church" is in danger of being demolished Protestors are rallying to protect Oklahoma City's modernist "Egg Church," which is up for sale and lacks any historical preservation protection. Tunisia's high-flying Brutalist hotel is safe after demolition scare Hôtel du Lac, an "upside-down pyramid" in Tunisia has sat vacant for 19 years, and rumors of the historic building's demolition have swirled for years.
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YAP

Weekend edition: Isozaki wins, Salesforce cracks, Sabin studies, and more
Missed some of this week’s architecture news, or our tweets and Facebook posts from the last few days? Don’t sweat it—we’ve gathered the week’s must-read stories right here. Enjoy! From research to practice: Catching up with Jenny Sabin How can architects translate fundamental research into applicable techniques? AN visited Jenny Sabin's Cornell-based lab to find out. Cracked glass discovered at Salesforce Tower in San Francisco The San Francisco Chronicle reported that local Department of Building Inspection officials confirmed the presence of cracked window panes in the 61-story, Pelli Clarke Pelli-designed tower last week. Pedro y Juana wins 2019 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program Mexico City–based firm Pedro y Juana, led by Ana Paula Ruiz Galindo and Mecky Reuss, has won the 2019 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program. Japanese architect Arata Isozaki named the 2019 Pritzker laureate Japanese architect Arata Isozaki has been awarded the 2019 Pritzker Architecture Prize for his lifelong dedication to fostering international understanding. Have a great weekend!
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Arch-adjacent

Weekend edition: A week of art, theory, and practice
Missed some of this week’s architecture news, or our tweets and Facebook posts from the last few days? Don’t sweat it—we’ve gathered the week’s must-read stories right here. Enjoy! Artist Eric N. Mack lets textiles take over the room at the Brooklyn Museum Artist Eric N. Mack's show of mostly textile-based artworks, "Lemme walk across the room," blends art, fashion, and architecture. Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani proposes foundational principles for design Stefano Corbo reviews "Modernity and Durability," in which Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani proposes foundational principles for design. Artist Leslie Wayne reveals What's Inside her inner world AN spoke with artist Leslie Wayne about her new collection at New York's Jack Shainman Gallery, an exploration of everyday architectural objects. Space p11 adds to Chicago's underground art and architecture scene Space p11 is a new exhibition space bringing art and architecture to Chicago's underground and arguably under-loved Pedway system. Public Practice helps architects and planners in the U.K. engage the public Public Practice, a new British nonprofit founded by Pooja Agrawal and Finn Williams, places architects in temporary public planning positions.
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Upcoming Developments

Weekend edition: Sidewalk Labs, Hudson Yards, extreme architecture, and more
Missed some of this week’s architecture news, or our tweets and Facebook posts from the last few days? Don’t sweat it—we’ve gathered the week’s must-read stories right here. Enjoy! Sidewalk Labs reveals Snøhetta and Heatherwick designs for its Toronto development Design and funding details for Sidewalk Labs' wholesale "smart" neighborhood on the Toronto waterfront continue to trickle out. Extreme architecture: The great lengths (and heights) of high design High-minded design can only be realized through extreme construction. AN focuses on three recent projects that demonstrate the lengths that must be gone to. Drawing Codes ironically gets the rules all wrong Jaffer Kolb reviews Drawing Codes: Experimental Protocols of Architectural Representation, Volume II on view at the Cooper Union. Andrés Jaque, David Adjaye, and others paint a bleak vision of tomorrow in London On show at the Whitechapel Gallery in London, Is This Tomorrow? offers a mixed bag of installations that propose a dismal and bleak future. First phase of Hudson Yards set to finally open to the public The first phase of Hudson Yards opens to the public on March 15, and we rounded up the buildings that are set to be finished soon.
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Look Ahead, Look Back

Weekend edition: Hudson Yards preview, Equal Rights upstate, and more
Missed some of this week’s architecture news, or our tweets and Facebook posts from the last few days? Don’t sweat it—we’ve gathered the week’s must-read stories right here. Enjoy! Take a sneak peek at Hudson Yards ahead of its March opening Can't wait for the new neighborhood's March 15 opening? AN took a behind-the-scenes tour before the official ribbon cutting. nARCHITECTS’ Equal Rights Heritage Center frames the history around it The Equal Rights Heritage Center, the first new municipal building in Auburn in 40 years, puts New York's contributions to equal rights front and center. Mario Botta’s sanctuary for cosmopolitan super chickens rises in Belgium In the small city of Genk in Belgium, Mario Botta has designed a studio for Koen Vanmechelen as part of the artist's Labiomista project. AIA issues statement of support for proposed Green New Deal legislation The American Institute of Architects (AIA) released a statement supporting Green New Deal legislation proposed by congresspeople last week. Junya Ishigami chosen to design the 2019 Serpentine Pavilion Ishigami has designed a single-layer slate canopy for the 2019 Serpentine Pavilion, creating an indoor-outdoor space that references natural rock formations. Have a great weekend, and see you Monday!
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From CCA to UUfie

Weekend edition: Emerging Voices, a Green New Deal, and more
Missed some of this week’s architecture news, or our tweets and Facebook posts from the last few days? Don’t sweat it—we’ve gathered the week’s must-read stories right here. Enjoy! Announcing the Architectural League's 2019 Emerging Voices This year's winners come from across North America and feature many young partnerships that promise to be tomorrow's leaders. What do architects want from a Green New Deal? The Architect's Newspaper talked to professionals like Kimberly Dowdell and Vishaan Chakrabarti about architecture's role in a Green New Deal. The 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial announces curatorial focus The third edition of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, titled …and other such stories, will highlight contested cultural memories, indigenous approaches to the environment, and civil rights in architecture and design. Congress may follow architects’ lead in constructing bird-safe buildings Representatives Mike Quigley (D-IL) and Morgan Griffith (R-VA) reintroduced a bipartisan bill that would try to stop birds from flying into federal buildings. The Cooper Hewitt’s 2019 Design Triennial will tackle climate change After a year of polar vortex outbreaks, fires, flooding, and droughts, the Cooper Hewitt has asked 60-plus designers how humanity can coexist with nature.
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Design Competition

Weekend edition: The Superbowl, scandal in L.A., and more
Missed some of this week’s architecture news, or our tweets and Facebook posts from the last few days? Don’t sweat it—we’ve gathered the week’s must-read stories right here. Enjoy! Everything you need to know about Super Bowl LIII’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium In preparation for this Sunday's Super Bowl LIII, here's everything you need to know about Atlanta's new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, designed by HOK. Work stops on one of L.A.’s biggest construction projects One of L.A.'s largest construction projects, Oceanwide Plaza, is involved in a sprawling corruption scandal, and work on the building was recently stopped. OLIN designing a 400-acre waterfront park for Southern Indiana OLIN has been tapped to design a new 400-acre park along the northern shore of the Ohio River in southern Indiana. Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects renovates and expands Dartmouth’s Hood Museum of Art Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects completed a 16,350-square-foot expansion and renovation of the Charles Moore–designed Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth. Stay warm, and have a great weekend!
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Archtivism

Weekend edition: Architecture, activism, and more
Missed some of this week’s architecture news, or our tweets and Facebook posts from the last few days? Don’t sweat it—we’ve gathered the week’s must-read stories right here. Enjoy! The Senate starts its search for a new Architect of the Capitol The Senate Rules and Administration Committee will find three candidates to recommend to President Trump ahead of an official decision. Hastings Pier, winner of the 2017 Stirling Prize, is at the center of heated public battle Locals are livid over the behind-the-scenes decision to shut down Hastings Pier in East Sussex, England, by its flashy new owner. New York City releases surprise plan to bury and rebuild East River Park The city’s latest proposal calls for burying the existing East River Park under 10 feet of landfill and building a new one from scratch. Architecture collective joins activists to protest luxury towers on New York’s Lower East Side An association of architects known as citygroup joined local activists to oppose a series of luxury towers transforming Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Over 80 architect-activists join Women’s March on NYC At Saturday's Women's March on NYC dozens of architects, engineers, and construction professionals marched for more gender equity. Have a great weekend!
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New Year, New News

Weekend edition: Thinking about the future of O'Hare, timber, and the U.S.A.
Missed some of this week’s architecture news, or our tweets and Facebook posts from the last few days? Don’t sweat it—we’ve gathered the week’s must-read stories right here. Enjoy! Five finalists release their visions for O’Hare expansion As the deadline to select a team for the O'Hare International Airport's Terminal 2 replacement looms, the five finalists have released their proposals. The U.S. mass timber industry is maturing while it branches out In the U.S. mass timber is moving from niche construction technique to industry standard, and manufacturers across the country are rising up to provide. Former HUD secretary Julián Castro announces 2020 presidential bid The San Antonio native announced over the weekend that he is running for president. Julián Castro joins what is expected to be a crowded field. Dattner Architects organizes campaign for Saturday’s Women’s March on NYC Organized by Dattner Architects’ Women’s Group, firms across the city are slated to show up to Saturday's Women's March on NYC 2019 in support for the “Women BUILD” campaign. Stay safe in the winter weather or enjoy your mild climate, depending on where you are, and see you Monday!
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Building Ban

Weekend edition: Shigeru Ban and Heatherwick Studio under construction, and more
Missed some of this week's architecture news, or our tweets and Facebook posts from the last few days? Don’t sweat it—we’ve gathered the week’s must-read stories right here. Enjoy! Repair plan for shuttered Transbay Transit Center is in the works The Metropolitan Transportation Commission approved a repair plan for the Transbay Transit Center that the Transbay Joint Powers Authority will consider. Shigeru Ban Architects burnishes its status as a leader in mass timber Known for experimenting with paper tubes and bamboo, Shigeru Ban Architects is burnishing its reputation in tall and mass timber. Preview Heatherwick Studio’s upcoming New York City projects Heatherwick Studio has three projects under construction within a 19-block span of Manhattan's West Side, and AN took the opportunity to check in. Seattle set to finally close Alaskan Way Viaduct and open new tunnel The two-mile Alaskan Way Viaduct, long been considered a major hazard to the city and its drivers, will close this Friday, January 11. United States withdraws from UNESCO (again) The United States has withdrawn from UNESCO in protest of the organization's recognition of cultural sites in the West Bank. That's all—see you next week!
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New Year, New News

Weekend edition: BIG moves to DUMBO, Wynn sues in Vegas, and more
Missed some of this week's architecture news, or our tweets and Facebook posts from the last few days? Don’t sweat it—we’ve gathered the week’s must-read stories right here. Enjoy! BIG shows off its new full-block office in DUMBO BIG's full-floor office is a stone's throw from the Brooklyn Bridge and is rife with fixtures and furniture from the studio's collaborators. Wynn Resorts sues rival for imitating its architectural style Wynn Resorts is suing Resorts World Las Vegas, claiming a new casino infringes on Wynn's signature style of curved bronze bar buildings. Francis Kéré, Office Kovacs, and others tapped for 2019 Coachella installations The art and design installations at the 2019 Coachella music festival in Southern California will be created by an array of new and returning participants. Concrete production produces eight percent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions Concrete plays a larger role in climate change than previously thought, as the 8 percent of carbon dioxide emissions nearly rivals the agriculture industry. Meet the artist who hand-paints ski maps for resorts around the world James Niehues is a Denver-based artist who draws and paints trail maps at ski resorts from New Zealand to Utah. Have a great weekend!