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08/22/2014Blair Kamin: Chicago Architect Gerald Horn Dies at 79

Aug. 22--Chicago architect Gerald Horn began his career helping design daring modernist houses in California. Toward the end of his working life, he crafted a California house whose airy, sun-bleached exterior reflected his passion for precisely honed details and the sport of sailing. Mr. Horn, 79, died of cancer in that house Saturday, Aug. 9, his wife, Caryl, said Thursday. Between those ...
08/21/2014Fumihiko Maki's Aga Khan Museum to Open Next Month

The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto will open its doors to the public on September 18. It is dedicated to presenting an overview of the artistic, intellectual and scientific contributions that Muslim civilisations have made to world, the Aga Khan said. The museum's permanent collection of over 1,000 objects includes masterpieces that reflect a broad range of artistic styles and materials. The ...
08/21/2014Seattle Architecture Firm Callison Bought by Dutch Giant

Aug. 21--Seattle-based architecture firm Callison, one of the largest in the U.S., said it will be acquired by Dutch design giant Arcadis as it seeks to tackle an increasingly hungry global market. Callison has 1,000 employees in 11 offices worldwide, including about 400 in Seattle. The trade publication Building Design+Construction ranked Callison as the fifth-largest architecture firm in the ...
08/20/2014Remembering Andrew MacMillan, 1928-2014

Architect and Educator Born: December 17, 1928 Died: August 16, 2014 ANDY Macmillan, who has died aged 85, was the last surviving partner of Gillespie Kidd and Coia, the notable modernist Glasgow architectural practice that operated in the middle of the last century, and was also a charismatic and popular professor of architecture and head of school at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in ...
08/20/2014Architecture World Pays Tribute to Andy MacMillan

Modernist designer Andy MacMillan has died after suffered a brain haemorrhage while judging this year's Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) Andrew Doolan Awards The architect joined Gillespie Kidd & Coia in 1954 from the Scottish East Kilbride Development Corporation, where he formed a partnership with Isi Metzstein. Neither architect was fully qualified, yet by 1956 they had ...
08/19/2014Colleges Add Luxury Touches to New Stadiums

AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lining the brightly lit hallways of Populous, one of the leading architectural firms behind college sports, there are hundreds of scale models and graphic renderings of college football stadiums in various stages of renovation and construction. There are blueprints for Kyle Field at Texas A&M, in the midst of a $420 million redevelopment. There's a ...
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 ...

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