The Chicago Architecture Biennale kicked off on September 16, and there are lots of costumes. Ana Prvacki and SO-IL collaborated on "L'air pour l'air," a sculptural performance in which wind musicians wore air-filtering enclosures meant to "clean the air that produces the music" like the plants in the surrounding conservatory.Meanwhile, at Exhibit Columbus, IKD's Conversation Plinth plays a central role with its concentric wooden platforms hosting performances, programs, and public dialogue on the plaza outside an I.M. Pei-designed library. Before heading to Chicago for preliminary festivities, renowned architectural photographer Iwan Baan paid a visit to Yale's Skidmore, Owings & Merrill-designed Beinecke Library (1963), which is covered entirely in panels of translucent marble restored last September. Okay, okay. At this point we've done too many bouncy castle posts. Instead, here's another Never Built New York gem over at the Queens Museum, via our friends at Archtober: Samuel Friede's 1906 proposal for a globular zoo at Coney Island. It contains elephants, a restaurant, and a 50,000 room hotel (#practicalspending). Joseph Grima, former director of Storefront for Art and Architecture and founder of Space Caviar, geared up for IdeasCity New York in Sara D. Roosevelt Park – a New Museum initiative that has previously hosted events in Detroit, Athens, and Arles. Musician David Byrne of Talking Heads fame will give the closing keynote. Landscape architecture dream team SCAPE has been selected as to participate in Resilient By Design's Bay Area Challenge. Their team, Public Sediment, partners with Arcadis, the Dredge Research Collaborative, TS Studio, the UC Davis Department of Human Ecology and Design, the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, and the Buoyant Ecologies Lab. One last Chicago Architecture Biennial post and we're done (for now). Best for last: the long-awaited collaboration between artist Nick Cave and architect Jeanne Gang turned out to be as colorful and wild as expected, entitled Here Hear Chicago. Performers wearing Cave's well-known "soundsuits" meandered through a Studio Gang-designed set of buoys, scored by composer Kahil El’Zabar. For a video sample, head over to our Instagram.
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Studio Gang-Nick Cave collaboration, bouncy castles, and other updates from the architects of Instagram
And at Bureau Spectacular, model-making is underway.
Meanwhile, CAMESgibson is hard at work on some sunshine.
On the other side of the world, OMA is showing off pics of the nearly-complete Lab City, an engineering school in Paris.
And finally, just look at 3XN's magnificent staircase for UN City Copenhagen. Its sinuous curves respond to the dialogue and connection the UN fosters, but it also resembles a writhing snake coated in chocolate shell. (There's a technical term for that, right?)
The @uncitycph's staircase is among the 10 beautiful and inspiring staircases presented by @archdaily today. The staircase is created as a dramatic spatial sculpture, a symbol of the UN’s work to create dialogue, interaction and positive encounters between people in all parts of the world. #3xn #3xnarchitects #uncity #staircases #archdaily #architecturelovers #designlovers #stairs #stairporn #design http://www.archdaily.com/875981/10-even-more-beautiful-staircases-part-iii
We're not sure if this is ArandaLasch's drone or not, but either way, the firm was there to capture this flying machine drift toward the sunset.
We missed this last week, but T+E+A+M teased its project (#ghostbox?) for the upcoming Chicago Architecture Biennial.
3XN revealed this design for a children's hospital that will feature both solar panels and vegetation on its roof, along with what appears to be some very colorful cladding.
Last but not least, Cooper Robertson gave The Architect's Newspaper a nice shout-out for our coverage of their Las Vegas streetscape design (thank you!). Read how this project is part of the city's big gamble on sports, conventions, and leisure.
We are excited to reveal that 3XN has been chosen to design the new children’s hospital BørneRiget in Copenhagen, Denmark! 3XN is heading up a design consortium that includes Arkitema Architects, Niras, Rosan Bosch Studio and Kirstine Jensens Tegnestue. . . . . #3xn #3xnarchitects #børneriget #architecture #archilovers #designboom
"A changing Las Vegas is also reflected in a new pedestrian park-led development by Cooper Robertson, Marnell Companies, and !melk landscape architects, which colocates recreational space, retail, and leisure activities under giant abstract sculptures." @archpaper on the pedestrian park we designed in Las Vegas. Link in bio! @mgmresortsintl #CRpublicspace 📷: Hanns Joosten
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."
A beautiful hand drawing from Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and other updates from the architects of Instagram
Amsterdam-based UNStudio teased this picture of its Qatar Integrated Railway Project and its "vaulted petal ceilings."
In 1967, the Alcoa Building (now known as One Maritime Plaza) introduced a new engineering solution: innovative X-shaped bracing offset from a glass curtain wall. The San Francisco tower’s steel framework, coated in bronze-colored aluminum, anchors it against seismic forces, and also allows for open, column-free interior spaces. Developed in a collaborative effort between architectural designers and structural engineers, the bracing system was later adapted for such skyline-defining buildings as the John Hancock Center in Chicago, built three years later. Photo © Mak Takahashi #Architecture #Design #Engineering #OneMaritimePlaza #SanFrancisco #ThrowbackThursday
Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson posted this picture of his studio, which resembles the lair of a mad scientist as much as an artist's workspace.
British designer Adam Nathaniel Furman was in Liverpool, England, and shared this image of the Metropolitan Cathedral in all its gloomy Brutalist glory.
New York–based SHoP Architects shared this picture of its long-in-the-works Botswana Innovation Hub.
Deborah Berke stopped by New York City's IFC Center to see Columbus—see our article on the film, which is set in modernist mecca Columbus, Indiana.
Last but not least, here's that fastidious hand-drawn plan of a Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners project in Guangzhou, China.
Olson Kundig sent this update from Dornbirn, Áustria, where one of its employees is participating in a two-week Earthwork Building Workshop. The course is part of the firm's traveling fellowship program.
David Adjaye was in Port of Spain, Trinidad and admiring the Hasely Crawford stadium, which was completed in 1982.
inside the former chapel where Earthwork students will refinish the interior, Thomas Künzi is the tadlakt instructor, discussing the finer points of working with the material — the team worked together to apply multiple layers of this Moroccan lime plaster technique, in alternating stages to coat, protect, and repair the finish over the course of the process • (photos and reportage by @jarrihasnain, from his #ok_fellowship at Earthwork in Dornbirn, Austria)
Bjarke Ingels found his way to the set of HBO's Westworld—we think it's the Melody Ranch in Santa Clarita, California—and that didn't stop him from enjoying other uniquely West Coast diversions, like this high tech–styled dune buggy.
Spanish architect Andrés Jaque re-grammed this glorious drawing from his Advanced Design Studio at Columbia's GSAPP.
And while we're on student work, Michael Speaks, dean of Syracuse University's School of Architecture, was proud to show oodles of models and drawings produced by high school students during Syracuse's summer architecture program.
Amazing project by Yu In Zheng and Royi, for a Post-Extractive Atlantic life, at my Advanced Design Studio at @columbiagsapp !!!!! Huge thanks to all students, to TA Rui Guan and jurors Carlos Brillembourg, Diana Cristóbal, @mimi_hoang , @mariana.ik , @sabinevalenga and Enrique Walter for an amazing discussion !!!!!! #architecture #archiporn @superarchitects #deviceorientedarchitecture #Transmaterial #OfficeForPoliticalInnovation
The Art Institute of Chicago's Zoë Ryan teased the upcoming exhibit Past Forward: Architecture and Design at the Art Institute, with exhibition design by Julia di Castri, visiting assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Last but not least, WORKac Co-founder Dan Wood posted this preview of his firm's contribution to the upcoming Chicago Architecture Biennial.
The ever-on-the-move Iwan Baan stopped by Dia:Beacon and snapped this glowing pic of Dan Flavin's Untitled (to you, Heiner, with admiration and affection).
International firm Snøhetta showcased its Snøhetta: Relations installation in Innsbruck, Austria; the angular landscape has served as everything from theatrical stage to gathering place.
We couldn't resist: here's some feline Instagram love from Amsterdam-based UNStudio.
Our #exhibition "Snøhetta: Relations" in Innsbruck, Austria, still runs until October 7. If you are around, don't miss the chance to stop by the AUT. The pictures show impressions of the social landscape being used in a variety of ways, be it as a stage for a play of the Innsbruck School of Drama or simply as a meeting point for people. Watch out for the highlights of the exhibition coming up in September! More information on snohetta.com/news and aut.cc! #sociallandscape #architecture #snøhetta #innsbruck #austria #takeabreak
L.A.-based Oyler Wu Collaborative teased its next project, a large steel structure that will soon be powder coated.
New York–based Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) posted this update of the firm's 55 Hudson Yards, which will eventually rise 780 feet and feature several outdoor terraces.
Last but not least, also New York–based Steven Holl Architects furnished these fresh photos from its Sliced Porosity Block - Raffles City Chengdu project.
New images from Xi Chen and his Shenzhen University students highlight the dramatic interplay between light and material over the course of an afternoon at Sliced Porosity Block - Raffles City in Chengdu, China. Reflecting pools in the sprawling micro-urban plaza act as skylights to the shopping precinct below, casting soft dappled natural light onto passers by. At the end of the tour, The Light Pavilion by Lebbeus Wood quietly began to glow, illuminating and activating the plaza into the night. | #slicedporosityblock #lightpavilion #chengdu #china #lebbeuswoods #stevenholl #stevenhollarchitects
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
David Adjaye was in Mogadishu, Somalia, and snapping pics, including this one titled "the aesthetics of barricading."
Both Bjarke Ingels and Sou Fujimoto were in Edinburgh, Scotland—perhaps because they're competing to design the Ross Pavilion, located the foot of the city's iconic castle?
Norman Foster documented his trip into Cupertino, California, where he was visiting his firm's design for the new Apple headquarters (dubbed Apple Park).
Meanwhile, Alexander Gorlin posted this picture of the Oscar-Niemeyer-Haus in Berlin.
Last but not least, Deborah Berke Partners gave a sneak peek of one its projects going up in Long Island, New York.