• • •Additionally, Iker Gil – a professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Director of MAS Studio, and founder of its design journal MAS Context – has been selected as associate curator of the exhibition to join the curatorial team of Atkinson, Lui and Zeiger.
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Studio Gang-Nick Cave collaboration, bouncy castles, and other updates from the architects of Instagram
MVRDV creates a “levitating” model, Libeskind teases new memorial, and other updates from the architects of Instagram
Adjaye Associates proudly displayed the shiny new catalogue for Francis Kéré’s Serpentine Pavilion; Adjaye contributed texts to the book.
Studio Libeskind showcased the sculptural concrete forms of its under-construction National Holocaust Memorial in Ottawa.
#Repost @melissablanchflower ・・・ Hot off the Press! Our Francis Kéré catalogue has just arrived #SerpentinePavilion2017 @kerearchitecture @serpentineuk beautifully designed by @frasermuggeridgestudio Texts by David Adjaye @adjaye_visual_sketchbook , Hans Ulrich Obrist @hansulrichobrist , Kerry James Marshall, Jeanne Gang, Lesley Lokko and Mohsen Mostafavi @harvardgsd Photo-essay by @iwanbaan
Florian Idenburg of SO-IL was excited to discover that the firm's Manetti Shrem Museum is now part of the UC Davis logo.
Last but not least, Bureau Spectacular teased an upcoming project that looks like it'll involve more "super furniture."
The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) filed plans for its $340 million expansion with the Department of Buildings (DOB) yesterday, an indication that the project is moving forward, according to Real Estate Weekly.
Designed by Chicago-based Studio Gang and officially named the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation, the project was unanimously approved last year by the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC). The 245,000-square-foot, six-story expansion will be erected on the western side of the museum.
The proposed building is noticeably different from the AMNH’s current architectural language of Victorian Gothic, Beaux Arts, and Richardson Romanesque, but the Gilder Center will act as connective tissue for existing exhibition spaces. (The museum's Ennead-designed Rose Center for Earth and Space, while modern, is also styled very differently.) In January, Studio Gang's founding principal, Jeanne Gang, revealed the latest interior designs, which are inspired by ice glaciers and canyons to create an organic theme.
The museum plans to expand its research, educational, and exhibition capacity by building a Butterfly Vivarium, an Invisible Worlds Theater, an insectarium, and new classrooms. The designs also include 30 new circulation connections meant to solve current wayfinding issues at the museum.
While the proposal cleared the LPC and garnered support from other officials and organizations, residents and preservation and park advocates had some reservations due to the building’s encroaching footprint on Theodore Roosevelt Park. But the designers adjusted their plans, and now the building will only take up less than two percent of the 10-acre park.
The Gilder Center is slated to open in 2020, if construction starts imminently.
From Chicago’s Navy Pier to Iceland’s minimalist beauty: What top architects were posting to Instagram this week
Lorcan O'Herlihy posted this vibrant time lapse of the firm's collaboration with artist Diana Thater; the installation is part of the Artists of Color exhibit at the The Underground Museum in Los Angeles.
Daniel Libeskind shared this photo of the under-construction Modern Art Center in Vilnius; get a peek at what the approximately 33,000-square-foot museum will look like at Libeskind's website.
Studio Gang Architects revealed its plan to reconnect Memphis, Tennessee with the city's riverfront—get the full story here on AN!
John Pawson is in Iceland and is clearly enjoying its minimalist beauty, as evidenced by several photos that have appeared on his feed recently.
Today we revealed our #MemphisRiverfrontConcept—a design concept that envisions how Memphis’ riverfront can become a collective network that ties together people, the city, and the Mississippi River for collective benefit. @studiogang looked at six miles of the riverfront, stretching from Greenbelt Park to MLK Park. . "The concept offers a series of actionable ideas meant to help the Riverfront achieve its potential as a shared, connected civic space for all Memphians to enjoy,” said Gia Biagi, @studiogang principal of urbanism and civic impact. . @mayorjimstrickland #MayorsRiverfrontTaskForce #HydeFamilyFoundation @thekresgefoundation #StudioGang #archdaily #memphisriverfront
Last but not least—OMA/AMO took a dive into its archives, posting these images of special resin molds the firm developed for Prada.
Material development process from the #archives - for the #Prada stores #OMAAMO developed a material referred to as "sponge". One of the test studies consisted of casting resin in the mold filled with silicon-covered, water filled balloons. #resinmold #resincasting #materiality #materialstudies #retaildesign
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Valerio Dewalt Train Associates overcomes NIMBY lawsuit to build expressive tower on Chicago’s South Side
It was a long road from design to construction for Vue53 in the South Side Chicago neighborhood of Hyde Park. The 13-story tower sits along the bustling 53rd Street and has completely changed the character of the area. While change to the busy conduit was inevitable, not everybody was thrilled about it.
Designed by Chicago-based Valerio Dewalt Train Associates, Vue53 was originally scheduled to begin construction in early 2014. A NIMBY lawsuit delayed that start date by nearly one and a half years. The Save 53rd Street advocacy group felt the project was out of scale for the neighborhood and that the zoning change passed by the city, which allowed the tower to go up, was illegal, among other complaints. Opponents donned “Sky, Not Skyscraper” buttons at community meetings. The First District Illinois Appellate Court did not agree. In February 2015 the case was dismissed, permitting the project to continue.
Fast forward two years or so, and Hyde Park has a new 135-foot-tall 267-unit tower. A formally expressive building in glass and concrete, Vue53 comprises a large base and two shifted linear towers. The base rises to the height of the surrounding buildings and contains retail and amenities. These include a compact urban Target store as well as a rooftop terrace, complete with grass and views of the lush park across the street. The building also includes an exercise facility, a business center, and a number of study rooms distributed throughout (for the students the Vue53 is aiming to attract).
The studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units may be a bit smaller than the average being built downtown, but they may also be just right for the intended tenants. The project was in fact initiated by the University of Chicago, just blocks to the south. Yet it is not the amenities, or the battle against upset neighbors, that have set this project apart.
While developers are busy constructing sleek, glassy monolith apartment buildings downtown, Vue53 takes a decidedly more formally daring approach to attracting young renters. Particularly in the upper towers, the project plays a Tetris-like game of solid and void. Together with the shifted relationship of the two towers, the project is more than a glass box on a plinth. The interplay of glass and exposed concrete only exaggerates these moves.
That relationship of glass and concrete carries right into the building’s multi-story lobby and even the units themselves. Cashing in on the trend of rougher unfinished materials, the units are a mix of the exposed concrete and more typical drywall. And though the units may be small, they are all dominated by floor-to-ceiling windows with views either to the north to downtown, or to the south over the picturesque Hyde Park neighborhood.
While Vue53 ran into some stiff opposition in its initial stages, it is by no means alone in the rising skyline of Hyde Park. With multiple new Studio Gang towers in the neighborhood as well, it may seem a bit out of the blue for the area to be receiving so much architectural investment. Yet it should be remembered that, historically, Hyde Park has been one of the most architecturally rich neighborhoods in the city. The University of Chicago alone is a zoo of formal exuberance, from Saarinen to Legorreta. Despite its detractors, Vue53 may be only the beginning of a reenergized architectural scene on the city’s South Side.