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08/19/2014HOK Acquires Kansas City-based 360 Architecture

Aug. 19--HOK, an architecture, engineering and design company with offices in 23 cities around the world, on Tuesday announced it will have a Kansas City footprint again with its acquisition of 360 Architecture. The Kansas City-based 360 Architecture, a leading designer of stadiums, ballparks, arenas, recreation centers and entertainment districts, will re-energize HOK's sports-facility ...
08/20/2014Moscow's Renowned Shukhov Tower Will be Saved

Moscow's renowned Shukhov tower, a Soviet-era structure known as Russia's Eiffel tower, has been saved by local authorities from plans to dismantle it. In a rare step by municipal authorities to preserve historic architecture, Moscow's city hall drafted an order on 10 July stating that the location, architectural composition, unique engineering solutions and original steel beams of the ...
08/20/2014Populous Picked to Design $35M Columbia, S.C., Stadium

Aug. 20--Columbia decided Tuesday to pay a Missouri-based architectural firm $2 million to design and oversee construction of the stadium in the Bull Street neighborhood. City Council voted to hire Populous Inc. of Kansas City for $2,025,000. Architects are to meet with city staffers as well as with master developer Bob Hughes and minor league team owner Jason Freier for them to review the ...
08/18/2014Oklahoma City's Quirky Milk Bottle Building Will be Restored

Aug. 18--A quirky Oklahoma City landmark since 1930, the milk bottle grocery building at NW 23 and N Classen is being restored to its original appearance. "The windows have been boarded up for a long time and they are going to completely redo the inside and get it ready for another tenant," said Catherine Montgomery, preservation architect at Preservation & Design Studio, who has assisted with ...
08/19/2014Scottish Architect Andrew MacMillan Dies at 85

TRIBUTES were paid to the leading architect Professor Andrew MacMillan after his sudden death on Saturday. Mr MacMillan, 85, died in Inverness during the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland's (RIAS) Andrew Doolan Awards, which he was chairing. His family are planning to hold his funeral in private. Details of an event to celebrate his life will be announced shortly. Mr MacMillan was ...
08/19/2014Client Tries to Build Unrealized Frank Lloyd Wright House in England

ADOCTOR's dream to build a house using a design by a world famous American architect is to be decided by a planning inspector. The property is earmarked for green belt land in the Wraxall countryside. Dr Hugh Pratt fell for the nature-inspired designs of Frank Lloyd Wright - a master of 20th century architecture. Dr Pratt put forward plans for his dream house at Tyntesfield Springs - including ...
08/18/2014Ennead Will Design New U.S. Embassy in Turkey

Washington, DC The Department of State's Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) has selected Ennead Architects of New York, New York as the architect for the new U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey. The multi-building complex will be situated on a nine-acre site in the Karakusunlar neighborhood, and will include a chancery, U.S. Marine Corps residence, warehouse, support annex, utility ...
08/16/2014Calatrava Building at Florida Polytechnic University Opens

Aug. 16--Florida Polytechnic University launched with a bang on Saturday, a pyrotechnics display highlighting the iconic Innovation, Science and Technology Building as dignitaries and the general public enjoyed the grand opening of the state's 12th public university. Poly leadership was joined by Gov. Rick Scott; renowned architect Santiago Calatrava, who designed the IST building; former ...
08/18/2014What Kind of Prison Might the Inmates Design?

Aug. 18--SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- The workshop leaders came laden with markers in colors other than red and blue (gang colors), drafting rulers crafted from museum board (too dull to double as weapons) and kiddie scissors (ditto). All the students wore orange. And on this final day, their paper models were taking shape. Architect Deanna VanBuren adjusted a piece of tracing paper over Anthony ...
08/16/2014Striking Modernist Buildings in Lexington, Kentucky

Aug. 16--Controversy over the demolition of several Mid-Century Modern buildings on the University of Kentucky campus this summer marked a change in Lexington's conversation about historic preservation. It made it clear that a building doesn't have to be more than a century old to be architecturally or historically significant enough to be worth saving. Architect Sarah Tate was most upset by ...
08/14/2014Amale Andraos Appointed First Female Dean at a Columbia's GSAPP

Aug. 14--BEIRUT -- Lebanese architect Amale Andraos has been appointed as the new dean of the Graduate School of Architecture, Preservation and Planning at Columbia University in New York City. Andraos, who has been teaching at Columbia since 2011, is the first woman to become a dean at the school, according to the statement released by the university Tuesday. Before Columbia, she taught at ...
08/08/2014Jonathan Glancey on the New Books 'Bricks and Mortals' and 'Radical Cities'

Bricks and Mortals: Ten Great Buildings and the People They Made Tom Wilkinson Bloomsbury, 352pp. £25 Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture Justin McGuirk Verso, 288pp. £17.99 At first glance, the only visible connection between these two lively books is a bridge between Rio de Janeiro and Rocinha, the South American city's biggest favela, shaped in the guise of ...
08/14/2014What Can Be Done with Arquitectonica's Giant, Empty Atlantic City Casino?

Aug. 14--ATLANTIC CITY -- When Revel made its glittering debut two years ago, it was touted as bringing something unusual to this gambling town: a casino within a luxurious "lifestyle" resort. Its promise of glitz and prosperity is now dashed. What becomes now of the 6.3 million-square-foot, glass sheathed, 57-story building, which cost $2.4 billion to construct, and its 20-acre beachfront ...
08/12/2014Rebel Architects Star in Al Jazeera Show

Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera is to show a series of films focusing on radical architects from Pakistan, Brazil, Nigeria, Spain, Palestine and Vietnam The series – entitled "Rebel Architecture" – focuses on architects using design to confront urban, environmental and social problems in their communities. Dan Davies, producer of the series, said: "We couldn't help noticing that despite all ...
08/13/2014Landscape Architect Mia Lehrer on What Makes a Successful Park, and How L.A. Can Build Them

Aug. 13--Landscape architect Mia Lehrer has designed some lavish private gardens in Los Angeles, but she has also made her mark with "guerrilla planning," creating and blue-skying plans for parks and public spaces, from the harbor to Silver Lake. She's Salvadoran by birth, and alert to analyzing how open-space needs and use by newcomers may teach L.A. how to enhance its footprint. Now that the ...
08/13/2014Blair Kamin: Helmut Jahn Says Condition of Chicago Project 'A Scandal'

Aug. 13--If our buildings reflect us as truly as a mirror, as the architect Louis Sullivan once said, the image emanating from Chicago's run-down James R. Thompson Center speaks with painful honesty about the sad state of the state of Illinois. Our public buildings are supposed to be proud symbols. But this one -- with paint chipped off its rusted exterior columns, faded carpets held together ...
08/12/2014Connecticut Home Designed By Philip Johnson Up For Sale

Aug. 12--Another New Canaan house designed by the same architect as the well-known "Glass House" is on the market, for nearly $1.6 million. The Wiley Speculative House -- designed in 1954 by Philip Johnson as a prototype for other houses that were never built -- is a one-story home of post-and-beam construction on a concrete block foundation with siding of plywood. The 2,255-square-foot home ...
08/10/201410 Things Boris Johnson Can Do for London in His Final Year as Mayor

Boris Johnson has announced that for his final 12 months as London mayor, he intends to double up as a Tory MP, assuming victory at the May 2015 general election. That gives him nine months to concentrate solely on the capital. The mayoralty is an idiosyncratic institution with the country's largest directly elected mandate but limited powers. However, it can change things - if the incumbent ...
08/08/2014Blair Kamin: Chicago's Sliced High-rises Make a Bold Statement

Aug. 08--A few years ago, reflecting the fizzy optimism that preceded the Great Recession, Chicago's skyline was lit up by "balcony wars." It had architects turning the prosaic balconies that typically mar the face of residential high-rises into all manner of eye-catching projections, from the undulating curves of Jeanne Gang's Aqua Tower to the dot-dot-dash patterns that enliven Ralph ...
08/08/2014Desmond Tutu: Israeli Architects Must Not 'Perpetuate Injustice'

DURBAN: A statement by Archbishop Desmond Tutu read out at the World Congress of Architecture Conference in Durban yesterday, strongly condemned the violence in Gaza, and appealed for Israeli delegates to disassociate themselves from the design and construction of any further infrastructure related to "perpetuating injustice". This included the separation wall constructed between Israel and ...
08/07/2014Cameron Sinclair Launches Award for Worst Architecture

A competition to find designs which have created the most harm to the human race has been launched by the non-profit group Architecture for Humanity. Buildings, weapons and vehicles are all eligible for The Dead Prize – the brainchild of Cameron Sinclair, the cofounder of the organisation who is based in London. Architecture for Humanity uses design to address humanitarian crises, but it now ...
08/07/2014Saffron: Building Plan May Hem in Paul Philippe Cret's Rodin Museum

Aug. 07--The Rodin Museum is a beloved Philadelphia icon, a taut little neoclassical temple designed for the Parkway by one of the city's master architects, Paul Philippe Cret. The City Branch rail bed is a cultural treasure of a very different sort. Some envision the exuberantly overgrown right-of-way as a ribbon park that could link the Reading Viaduct to the Art Museum. The two have sat ...
08/05/2014Indian Architecture Professors Explain How Programs Have Evolved

"Buildings-from palaces and forts to the modern town halls, townships, convention centres and high rises- require an artistic hand and a clever mind working on them. Whether in London, Paris, Rome, Cairo or even Mumbai, we get to see how the landscape has changed over the years. Thanks to the ever increasing population and the necessity to make most of the limited space available, architects ...
08/06/2014HGF Architects Break Ground on Addition to Pueblo Community College in Colorado

Aug. 06--CANON CITY -- Officials broke ground Tuesday on a $798,000 addition to Pueblo Community College's Fremont Campus thanks to a concerted effort by community fundraisers and students. Fremont Campus Dean Lana Carter said the new 2,800-square-foot commons area will allow students to study in groups, relate with their peers and eat lunch instead of sitting on the floor of the hallway as ...
08/07/2014Ito, Kuma, Fujimoto, and Other Japanese Architects Sell a Lifestyle on Global Stage

TOKYO (AP) — A new generation of Japanese architects believes the world has fallen out of love with the 20th century steel and concrete skyscraper. They are pushing a human-friendly alternative that some say has roots in the elegant simplicity of the traditional Japanese tea house. Instead of pursuing monuments that cry out with a message of economic power, these Pritzker Prize-winning ...

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