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05/21/2015Jean Nouvel: 'Architecture is still an art, sometimes'

“Everything will become infrastructure bathed in artificial light and energy,” wrote French theorist Jean Baudrillard in America, part-travelogue, part-cultural critique, in 1989. “The brilliant superstructure, the crazy verticality will have disappeared. New York is the final fling of this baroque verticality, this centrifugal eccentricity, before the horizontal dismantling arrives, and the ...
05/19/2015Chicago Motor Club Building, an Art Deco Gem, Revived as Hotel

May 19--It's a delicious little throwback to a time when Henry Ford was turning out Model A's on his assembly lines and architects were celebrating machine technology with the exuberant, streamlined forms of Art Deco. The old Chicago Motor Club building, which reopened Tuesday as one of the classiest links in the architecturally déclassé Hampton Inn hotel chain, is not the biggest or the most ...
05/15/2015LA Architects Chee Salette Picked to Design Tucson Memorial

May 15--A Los Angeles-based architecture firm will design a master plan for El Presidio Park and the Jan. 8th memorial, a panel established to pick the team said. On Friday the panel put together by the January 8th Memorial Foundation and Tucson Pima Arts Council chose Chee Salette Architecture Office to finalize designs for the proposed memorial. The company was among the four finalists to ...
05/15/2015Grayson Perry's Essex House is Bonkers

At the end of a dirt track in Wrabness, where Essex dissolves into the muddy flats of the river Stour, a silvery pregnant woman hovers above a field, gleaming in the afternoon sunshine. Next to her floats a wheel, a big ceramic egg and a mysterious crystalline beacon, like an odd assortment of lucky charms emptied from a cracker and scaled up into rooftop ornaments. They are the crowning ...
05/17/2015The Wagner Free Institute of Science's Best Specimen is the Roof

May 17--The Wagner Free Institute of Science is famed for its collection of animal and fossil specimens housed in rows of 19th-century glass cabinets. But one of the museum's greatest scientific works is neither animal nor vegetable. It's mineral: the patented iron-and-wood truss that holds up the roof. The Wagner's main exhibit hall is such a spectacular sight it's doubtful many visitors have ...
05/14/2015Zaha Hadid Plans Mexico Housing Project

Zaha Hadid has presented plans for her company's first work in Mexico, a high-density housing project in the city of Monterrey. The brief from the client originally called for 12 residential towers, but the London-based practice proposed an alternative low-rise design with 981 units arranged around three sides of the rectangular site. The project also includes a 30,000m 2 park with a café, gym ...
05/13/2015Portland Triangle House by Robert Oshatz

May 13--Oregon architect Robert Oshatz designs houses that are far from conventional. Instead of a tidy box with a pitched roof, he has curving walls, soaring ceilings and windows poking to the sky. Pity the appraiser who has to measure out square footage in an Oshatz house since there's nothing square about them. And how to explain that top floors are wider than bottom floors? One word: ...
05/15/2015Saffron: The Next Mayor and Philadelphia Development

May 15--Three words that peppered the 2007 mayoral campaign: Planning. Zoning. Waterfront. Three words that hardly have been mentioned in the current mayoral campaign: Planning. Zoning. Waterfront. You could argue that the lack of serious debate on these formerly hot topics signals that Mayor Nutter has successfully dealt with the issues, so now we're moving on. Or, you could take the radio ...
05/11/2015OMA Transforms Distillery into Fondazione Prada Spot in Milan

After seven years of work, the Fondazione Prada is now open to the public, designed by Dutch firm OMA, led by founder Rem Koolhaas as well as Chris van Duijn and Frederico Pompignoli. The project is a milestone for OMA's long term work with Prada, resulting in a 19,000m2 campus dedicated to art. Harmonising both new and regenerated architecture, the project was commissioned by Fondazione ...
05/12/2015Design Collective Assemble Makes Turner Prize 2015 Shortlist

Ok, Mister finger-on-the-pulse, down-and-dirty art critic, what are you going to say about the artists in this year’s Turner prize shortlist, none of whom have you seriously looked at or thought about? Once, I passed Assemble’s temporary cinema in a disused petrol station on London’s Clerkenwell Road, but never visited. Last year, at the Liverpool Biennial, I was invited to take part in a ...
05/11/2015Chris Burden, Who Pushed the Limits of Art, Dies at 69

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Chris Burden stood in front of a camera in 1971 and had a friend open fire on him with a rifle he was making a bold statement to the world: a new artist had arrived, one who was willing to push the limits of art as far as his imagination would take it. Over the next 44 years, that imagination would prove all but limitless as Burden had himself nailed to the back of a ...
05/11/2015Twin Cities Suburbs Race to Build Big Sports Facilities

May 11--Mark Windschitl admits it took some convincing to bring him around. When he first heard the idea of creating a regional curling center, the mayor of Chaska recalls, "I thought, 'What are we thinking about?'?" A plan to put in new playground equipment, trails, picnic shelters and redo a beach at a city park had morphed into a much more ambitious venture that also encompassed a ...
05/09/2015Kamin: Dear Obama, Take Care in Selecting Architect for Your Library

May 09--Dear President and Mrs. Obama: With the Barack Obama Foundation getting ready to announce Tuesday that the Obama presidential library and museum will be built in Chicago, you've got a big decision to make: Who's going to design this building, which will be the most important architectural commission in a city that is globally renowned for its architecture? There's speculation that ...
05/07/2015Louis Vuitton and Other Luxury Brands Use Architecture That Pushes Boundaries

The space age is back next season – on Bond Street, at least. A nostalgia which has embraced 70s bohemia and 90s minimalism is making way for an intergalactic aesthetic, with Louis Vuitton the latest fashion power player to turn his catwalk into a spaceship. A hit combination of Louis Vuitton’s Parisian glamour and the brutalist flying saucer desert chic of the late Bob Hope’s Palm Springs ...
05/01/2015Eastern Market's Shed 5 Opens with Upgrades

May 01--Eastern Market this weekend celebrates the completion of its $8.5-million renovation and upgrade of its Shed 5 that includes the creation of a community kitchen likely to play an important role in Detroit's growing food economy. The community kitchen will provide a commercial-quality facility for food entrepreneurs to develop, test, and produce new food offerings without having to buy ...
05/07/2015Gilbert Plans 337 New Townhouses and Apartments Near Downtown Detroit

May 07--A large swath of Detroit's Brush Park neighborhood next to downtown would be transformed into a high-density arrangement of mostly market-rate housing under a plan unveiled this afternoon by a development partnership that includes billionaire Dan Gilbert's Bedrock Development Co. The $70-million project, as first reported Tuesday on freep.com, compasses 8.4 acres and calls for 337 ...
05/06/2015Illegal Casino Site Makes Historic Fort Worth's Endangered Places List

May 06--Top O'Hill Terrace, the underground illegal gambling operation in Arlington that was closed down in the 1940s, has been named to Historic Fort Worth's 2015 Most Endangered Places list. The property, at 3001 W. Division St., made the list for the first time. So did the former Meissner-Brown Funeral Home at 2717 Avenue B in Fort Worth's Polytechnic neighborhood, and Barron Field, at 1180 ...
05/06/2015Kamin: Who Will Design Obama Presidential Library?

May 06--It's destined to be Chicago's architectural commission of the decade, a building that gives physical form to the soaring ideals of the nation's first African-American president. Which begs the question: Who will design it? In the run-up to next Tuesday's announcement that the Barack Obama library and museum will be built in Chicago, speculation already centers on London-based, ...
05/06/2015The Rural Kenyan School that Collects Water for the Community

Abrupt flash floods for a few weeks, then months of drought. Repeat. Water problems suffered by people living in the semi-arid regions of Kenya adversely affect whole areas of their lives, causing ill health, conflict and food insecurity. But the opening of a school in rural Laikipia in the central highlands will hopefully break that vicious cycle for 300 children, their teachers and the wider ...
05/05/2015Medellín Risks a Massively Expensive Plan to Bury its Highway

The body of water that runs through Medellín can be called many things: an open sewer, a barrier, a crime alley or even a highway median strip. Anything but a river. The city, however, is determined to change that. For years, the city had a reputation as the most violent city in the world. But in the last decade it reinvented itself through innovative urbanism, with projects like cable cars ...
05/04/2015Implosions Continue In Las Vegas

May 04--First the Clarion, then the Gramercy, soon the Riviera. Las Vegas is back in the implosion business, picking up where it left off after a string of iconic resorts were brought down with explosives from 1993 to 2007. A quiet post-recessionary period followed in which implosions were limited to such structures as the O'Shea's parking garage, but the spectacles began again in February ...
05/05/2015Moscow's Narkomfin Building: Soviet Blueprint for Collective Living

In the shadow of one of Stalin’s Seven Sisters skyscrapers in Moscow’s Presnensky District, an unkempt park gives way to a trio of yellowing buildings in varying states of decay. The crumbling concrete and overgrown wall-garden don’t give much away, but this is the product of the utopian dreams of a young Soviet state – a six-storey blueprint for communal living, known as the Narkomfin ...
05/01/2015Philadelphia's Frenzied Real Estate Market Makes Any Building a Teardown Target

May 01--There's nothing fancy about the ensemble of redbrick houses that line the 3600 block of Lancaster Avenue in Powelton Village. Built in the late 1870s, when the avenue linked country farms to city markets, the modest, wood-trimmed buildings housed working people who tended shops on the ground floor. Folks still live upstairs today, and neighborhood businesses -- bike store, nail salon, ...
04/30/2015Century-old Buffalo Building Being Converted to Apartments

April 30--Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. plans to convert the former University at Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center on Washington Street into 45 apartments and two floors of retail and commercial space, restoring a century-old downtown building to capitalize on the growing desire for city living near transit lines. The $15 million project, dubbed The Sinclair to harken back to the ...
05/01/2015Amid Drought, the West is No Place for a Lawn

May 01--REPORTING FROM LAS VEGAS -- When Gov. Jerry Brown ordered that California rip up 50 million square feet of lawns to conserve water amid the West's deadening drought, the Golden State gasped. Meanwhile, the Silver State yawned. Desert denizens have already been there and done that -- since 1999, in fact. A near-continuous population boom has long driven officials here to seek ...

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