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10/19/2014Rowan Moore: Everything and the Bling from Frank Gehry

On the site of a former bowling alley in the Bois de Boulogne, next to the goat mountain, pagoda and enchanted boat rides of a charming children's park, two powerful personalities meet. One is Frank Gehry, the 85-year-old architect from Los Angeles, the other Bernard Arnault, chairman and CEO of the LVMH luxury goods conglomerate, whose personal net worth is estimated at $29.6bn (pounds ...
10/21/2014Morocco's First Solar Power Plant to Start Operating in 2015

Morocco's First Solar Power Plant to Start Operating in 2015 Zlatica Hoke October 21, 2014 12:35 AM WASHINGTON- Morocco has announced that its first solar energy plant will begin operating next year. The plant is part of a multi-billion-dollar project aimed at satisfying the growing needs for energy in the North African kingdom. The Nour 1 thermo-solar plant is the first of five that Morocco ...
10/20/2014Mahlum Architects Designs New Middle School in Oregon

Oct. 20--When the architects for Beaverton's new middle school stand on the open field where their design will rise, they see a building that will not only hold thousands of students, but also will help the kids learn as well. Long gone are the days of prison-like schools with few windows, rigid seating and tight quarters. Architects want to know how teachers teach, how students learn and even ...
10/19/2014Inga Saffron: In Philadelphia, A Stairway That's Heaven

Oct. 19--Sometimes a single part of an architectural design can explain the whole. At Philadelphia's Barnes Foundation, the building's entire aesthetic sensibility is summed up by a humble staircase tucked off to the side of the lobby. Unlike the grand flights of steps in a big art palace, the purpose of the Barnes stairwell is more functional than ceremonial: transporting visitors from the ...
10/20/2014French President Officially Opens Louis Vuitton Fondation by Frank Gehry

French president François Hollande officially opened a new cultural centre by French luxury brand Louis Vuitton on Monday. French luxury brand magnate (LVMH) Bernard Arnault says the Fondation - http://www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr/- was a dream come true. The new culture centre comprises galleries for a permanent contemporary art collection - including works from Arnault's own collection, but ...
10/19/2014Philip Johnson's Fort Worth Water Gardens Turns 40

Oct. 19--FORT WORTH -- In the hidden corners of the Fort Worth Water Gardens, there is still an opportunity to take a break from the hustle and bustle of downtown. On a weekday stroll through the 4 1/2-acre park, people can be seen reading books, checking their phones or simply staring into the cascading water. At it turns 40 on Sunday, this middle-aged landmark has carved out a memorable, if ...
10/20/2014Kansas Architecture Students Build Their Own Auditorium

LAWRENCE -- An auditorium that was created by architects-in- training at The University of Kansas has opened on the Lawrence campus. The first lecture was conducted Friday at the Forum at Marvin Hall, which houses the School of Architecture, Design and Planning. The hall previously didn't have an auditorium, leading to lecture classes taking place across the campus, the Lawrence Journal-World ...
10/17/2014Liverpool's Revived Theatre is Surprise Choice for Stirling Prize

Parked like a redbrick ocean liner, with its four chimneys poking proudly on to Liverpool's skyline, the Everyman theatre, designed by Haworth Tompkins architects, has won the pounds 20,000 Stirling prize for the best building of the year. It is a surprise choice for the prize, awarded by Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba), beating off the bookies' favourite of the LSE's student ...
10/17/2014ARCADIS Completes Callison Acquisition

October 17, 2014 -- ARCADIS (Euronext: ARCAD), the leading global natural and built asset design and consultancy firm, today announced that it has completed the required steps to reach closure of the acquisition of Callison, the 1,000 people high level architectural and interior design consultancy with offices in the United States, China, Europe, Middle East and Mexico. The acquisition was ...
10/15/2014Lego Reveals New Architecture Series

The latest buildings to join Lego's architecture series are the Lincoln Memorial from Washington D.C. and New York City's Flatiron building. The Lincoln Memorial was originally designed by Henry Bacon and houses the world-famous Lincoln statue sculpted by Daniel Chester French, while the Flatiron Building was originally referred to as the Fuller Building and is a landmark of the New York ...
10/16/2014Hadid and Foster Design Jumeirah Group China Projects

Zaha Hadid and Lord Norman Foster are among the architects working with Dubai-based Jumeirah Group on upcoming projects in China. Foster + Partners has designed Jumeirah Wuhan a mixed-use development which comprises high-end office space, retail, residences, parks and a luxury hotel. It is set to open in 2020 The project features 200 guest rooms including 23 suites, an all-day dining and ...
10/12/2014Buffalo's Albright-Knox Gallery Moving Ahead with Snøhetta Expansion

Oct. 12--Last week, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery took an important step toward what is likely to be its first major expansion in 52 years, making a forceful case before gallery members that its existing exhibition space is woefully inadequate for its growing collection. Now that the gallery has all but declared its intention to expand and to host a series of meetings with its members and the ...
10/13/2014Rafael Viñoly's 432 Park Avenue Set to Become Tallest Residential Building in Western Hemisphere

Oct. 13--A new skyscraper is muscling its way to the top of the city's skyline. A 104-condominum tower at 432 Park Avenue was set to become the tallest residential building in New York City on Tuesday -- oh, and in the entire Western Hemisphere. Standing at 1,396 feet, 432 Park Avenue is taller than One World Trade Center without the spire and is about 150 feet taller than the Empire State ...
10/13/2014Richard Neutra and Robert Alexander Petrified Forest Buildings Named National Treasure

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The buildings at Petrified Forest National Park are held up as an example of modern architecture with their flat roofs, low silhouettes and large windows that opened up to the vast expanse of rainbow-colored desert. Spanning dozens of acres, the structures provided everything the park staff and visitors would need: a gas station, restaurant, community building, ...
10/13/2014Church by AGi Architects Wins WAF Award for a Religious Building

Kuwait and Spain-based architecture firm AGi Architects has won the First Prize at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in the Completed Buildings Religious category. La Ascension del Senor Church, located in Seville, Spain won against four other finalists including the Netherlands and Singapore. The work for the Catholic church was completed in September 2013 and is part of a ...
10/14/2014Glasgow School of Art Searching for Architect to Restore Mackintosh Building

The pound(s)20million effort to restore one of Scotland's architectural gems to its former glory has begun, with Glasgow School of Art officially launching its search for a design team to lead the restoration of the Mackintosh Building. The GSA is looking for an architectural team to lead the "reconstruction and renovation" of the building which was partially destroyed by a calamitous fire in ...
10/11/2014Christopher Hawthorne Interviews 'Los Angles Plays Itself' Filmmaker

Oct. 11--After years as an influential but rarely screen cult classic, Thom Andersen's 2003 documentary, "Los Angeles Plays Itself," will finally be released on DVD this week. Andersen, a professor of film studies at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, made the movie to protest what he saw as Hollywood's repeated, willful misrepresentations of Los Angeles and its architecture -- ...
10/10/2014Solomon Cordwell Buenz Skyscraper on Baltimore's Inner Harbor Receives Design OK

Oct. 10--A new Inner Harbor tower that would be among the tallest in Baltimore received design approval Thursday, with one member of the city's architecture panel describing the project as an "elegant, sophisticated building that's exciting for Baltimore." Plans call for a roughly 500-foot-tall blue glass tower located at the corner of Light and Conway streets downtown. The $140 million ...
10/13/2014Andy MacMillan Dies at 85

Andy MacMillan, who has died aged 85, was half of one of the most remarkable and creative partnerships in modern British architecture. With his lifelong friend and colleague Isi Metzstein, in the 1950s he effectively took over from Jack Coia the Glasgow practice of Gillespie, Kidd & Coia (GKC) and began to produce a series of Roman Catholic churches that were strikingly innovative in plan and ...
10/08/2014Architectural Association Advises on How to Rebuild Devastated Haiti

The London-based Architectural Association is setting up workshops for design students in Haiti in January – looking to give young people the expertise necessary to rebuild a country devastated by an earthquake in 2010. An estimated 316,000 lives were lost in the disaster which saw almost half the country's building stock destroyed. Also, a high level of deforestation – just 2% of the number ...
10/09/2014Gale Holland: Michael Maltzan's Innovative Housing Complex for Homeless People on L.A.'s Skid Row Officially Opens

Oct. 09--An innovative housing complex for homeless people officially opened on skid row Wednesday. The $40-million Star Apartments building, developed by Skid Row Housing Trust and designed by architect Michael Maltzan, has attracted international attention for its striking profile. The 100-unit building, which began accepting tenants almost a year ago, is made out of prefabricated modules ...
10/09/2014Renovation Underway at Flemish Renaissance Palace

Hof van Busleyden is one of the most beautiful buildings in Mechelen, a Flemish city located between Brussels and Antwerp. With a delicate brickwork and sandstone facade, it was built for Hiëronymus van Busleyden, member of the Great Council of the Netherlands, a prominent humanist and friend of both Erasmus and Thomas Moore. The building became a city museum in 1938 after being badly damaged ...
10/04/2014Blair Kamin: Mies Chapel at IIT Gets Winning Renovation

Oct. 04--If you like your chapels with stained glass and gargoyles, then stay away from the "God Box." That's the nickname of master modernist Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's only religious building. Its official name: the Robert F. Carr Memorial Chapel of St. Savior at the Illinois Institute of Technology. The early 1950's chapel is classic Mies -- a simple box of brick, steel, concrete and glass, ...
10/07/2014Carolina A. Miranda: What Museums Can Learn from Tadao Ando's Clark Expansion

Oct. 07--The art press these days is rife with stories about splashy museum building projects: from the controversial expansion of the Museum of Modern Art in New York (which has devoured a relatively new building by Tod Williams Billie Tsien architects) to the behemoth cinder blob proposed by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Which is why the expansion at ...
10/08/2014Blaze-hit Mackintosh Building at Glasgow School of Art Prepares for Winter with Temporary Roof

THE three-year multi-million-pound quest to repair and restore one of Scotland's most famous cultural landmarks, the Mackintosh Building at Glasgow School of Art, will begin in earnest now a huge temporary roof has been installed on the fire-damaged architectural classic. A 100-tonne crane is lifting into place a 15-section roof to protect the structure from the forthcoming winter weather and ...

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