Zaha Hadid Architects’ exhibition proposes full-scale pedestrian network for London

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rc/rcl360yp5gqztbnk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><em><a href="http://bustler.net/events/search/walkable%20london/10219/walkable-london-upgrading-the-urban-prosperity-engine" >Walkable London: Upgrading the urban prosperity engine</a></em> is a research initiative and exhibition proposing a full-scale network of pedestrian routes across London. Zaha Hadid Architects proposes an integrated transport infrastructure to make walking part of an individual's daily routine in the city. The firm's scheme aims at connecting existing pockets of pedestrianized areas into one city-wide network.&nbsp;</p>         

Salon Architects’ cultural event space among winners of 2018 German Design Awards

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/r0/r0jdxewn9x6ctj43.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Salon Architects, based in Istanbul, were among the 2018 German Design Award winners for their project titled&nbsp;Parkopera. The project was nominated under the architecture category of Excellent Communications Design. Launched in 2012, The German Design Awards are aimed at discovering unique trends in the international design landscape.</p>          

A new documentary series explores Flores & Prats’ renovation of a Barcelona theatre

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/o6/o6yfc112p61fljgh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/53112/flores-prats" rel="nofollow" >Flores &amp; Prats Architects</a> have released a new <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/13474/documentary" rel="nofollow" >documentary</a> series, <em>ESCALA 1:5</em>,&nbsp;focusing on their design for Sala Beckett Theatre and International Drama Centre in Barcelona.
Sala Beckett Theatre facade, by Flores & Prats, located in Barcelona. Image: Adrià Goula.
The series consists of 5 episodes each 10 minutes long, produced by 15-L. Films and directed by Patricia Tamayo and Albert Badia. Retracing the journey behind the architectural renovation, this short series documents the space and the bond which ties the building to its neighborhood.
Still from 'ESCALA 1:5' series, by Flores & Prats. Image: Flores & Prats.
Starring architects Ricardo Flores and Eva Prats, the film also includes Toni Casares, the director of Sala Beckett, as well as Sergi Belbel, playwright and former director of the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, artists Soraya Smithson and Antoni Miralda, and designer Curro Claret. 
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William Kaven unveil full proposal for Portland’s Broadway Corridor

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f2/f2i2mrhs4gwywu3e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/william-kaven" rel="nofollow" >William Kaven Architecture</a> have just released additional renderings of the firm's redevelopment proposal for <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/3435/portland" rel="nofollow" >Portland</a>'s Broadway Corridor,&nbsp;giving a more complete picture of their broader scheme.&nbsp;
In addition to the initial release of Portland's tallest towers last November, the firm has now fleshed out what the rest of the 5 million square foot development will entail. 

Portland Broadway Corridor conceptual plan by William Kaven Architecture. Image: William Kaven Architecture.
Their concept of reconnecting Union Station to the Pearl District involves removing the Broadway ramp and creating a pedestrian-centric district organized around an extension of the North Park Blocks. 
The firm also plans major shifts to public transportation, integrating a central hub for a high-speed rail and underground mass public transit next to Amtrack's Union Station. 
Portland Broadway Corridor conceptual plan by William Kaven Architecture. Image: William Kaven Architecture.
This pedestrian friendly pla...

8 excellent BIM-related opportunities currently on file with Archinect Jobs

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/99/996jgnxg59comzv1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><u></u>Are you a modeling master?&nbsp;Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a 3D-modeling based software that gives architecture, engineering, and construction professionals tools to more efficiently plan, design and manage buildings and infrastructure. Put your software skills to the test and check out this week&rsquo;s roundup of top notch <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/62942/bim" rel="nofollow" >BIM</a>-specific opportunities currently active on <a href="https://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" >Archinect Jobs</a>.
Safdie Architects has an active listing for a BIM / Technology Manager in their Boston office.
SkyHabitat by Safdie Architects, located in Singapore. Image: Edward Hendricks.
The firm is looking for an individual to work directly with all Project Managers and coordinate across all ongoing firm projects. The right candidate will have at least 5 years of experience working in a design and construction environment. BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group is now hiring a BIM Specialist in their NYC location.
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Thom Mayne Young Architects Program is extended for third semester

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1g/1gny7ox9p52ziewm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/42923078/morphosis-architects" rel="nofollow" >Morphosis</a> has announced the educational initiative led by the firm&rsquo;s Pritzker Prize-winning founder,&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/117998/thom-mayne" rel="nofollow" >Thom Mayne</a> Young Architects,&nbsp;has been extended through the remainder of the 2017-2018 academic year in partnership with Hall Elementary School in Bridgeport, CT.&nbsp;

Students in the Thom Mayne Young Architects Program. Image: Google.
This program enables 6th grade students who participated last semester to continue developing their design skills in this 12-week course. The after-school classes are led by Pratt Institute architecture students, and task the students with creating a beautification proposal for their classroom. Each student received a new Pixelbook laptop donated by Google with state-of-the-art design software to develop their design skills. 
An architecture model produced by a student in the Thom Mayne Young Architects Program. Image: Morphosis.
Students will demonstrate their grasp of architectural concepts and their mastery of design software in mid-term and final presenta...

Wilbert Hasbrouck, renowned Chicago preservation architect and co-owner of Prairie Avenue Bookshop, dies at 86

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9m/9moj3hbpd7nrbwha.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em>Wilbert R. Hasbrouck, a pioneering Chicago preservation architect who breathed new life into buildings designed by some of the city&rsquo;s renowned architects and co-owned a beloved architectural bookstore, died Saturday at a care facility in suburban Norridge.
A longtime Chicago resident, Hasbrouck was 86. The cause of death was complications from Parkinson’s disease, said his son Charles, a director at the Chicago architectural firm of bKL.

Over a 40 year career, Hasbrouck renovated buildings such as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Dana-Thomas House in Springfield, William Le Baron Jenney's Manhattan Building skyscraper, and Louis Sullivan's  Peoples Savings Bank in Cedar Rapids, along with several of Chicago’s important 19th-century buildings.  He and his wife Marilyn Whittlesey Hasbrouck co-edited and published an architectural magazine named the Prairie School Review. This publication promoted the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and other architects well before their work became revered. Marilyn Hasbrouck eventually opened the Prairie Avenue
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John Cary’s recent TED Talk champions dignity in design and diversity in the profession

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mw/mw6aomch10hckzm8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />John Cary, author of "<a href="https://islandpress.org/books/design-good" rel="nofollow" >Design for Good</a><em>"</em>, recently gave a TED Talk, "<a href="https://www.ted.com/talks/john_cary_how_architecture_can_create_dignity_for_all" rel="nofollow" >How architecture can create dignity for all</a>", emphasizing dignity in design and championing greater diversity in the architecture profession.&nbsp;
Cary explains, “Dignity is to design, what justice is to law, and health is to medicine. It’s about having your value reflected in the spaces and places that you inhabit.”
If you missed it, also check out Archinect's previous conversation with John Cary on Archinect Sessions for an in depth discussion on dignity in design. 

L.A. Conservancy announces 2018 Preservation Award recipients

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g6/g6h9bqhusshns7bw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />The <a href="http://bustler.net/news/tags/los-angeles/367" >Los Angeles</a> Conservancy has announced the recipients of its 37th annual Preservation Awards, which recognize achievement in the field of <a href="http://bustler.net/news/tags/historic/3331" >historic</a> preservation. This year&rsquo;s projects reflect
a wide range of efforts to preserve L.A. County’s architectural heritage. The nine award recipients are:
Chairman's Award: Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles
This flour mill-turned-arts center, pictured above, was taken up by international art gallery Hauser & Wirth, who has a track record of restoring historic places around the world. When they opened in Los Angeles, the company adapted the former home of the Globe Grain & Milling Company in downtown’s Arts District. A street art historian identified the graffiti murals that covered much of the complex, many of which were restored.

Final winners of the 2017 Tile Award announced

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ic/ic6uoc1zssm7eb2e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Winners of the <a href="http://bustler.net/competitions/5302/2017-tile-award-international-newcomer-award-for-architects-and-interior-designers-under-the-age-of-38" >2017 Tile Award competition</a> were recently announced awarding three projects for creative and advanced ideas illustrating varied design possibilities of ceramic tile.&nbsp;The contest was open to architects and interior designers under the age of 38, and called for the design of new and unconventional <a href="http://bustler.net/news/tags/interiors/6856" >interiors</a> with ceramic tiles.&nbsp;
A total of 63 projects from 20 countries were submitted. Of these, nine interpretations on the subject were selected in the first round for further developed in September 2017, during a workshop trip in Iceland to work our further details for realization. 
The final three prize winners were: 
  • Transmittance-Color Curtain by Avishkar Bharati, JDAP Design - Architecture - Planning
  • RE: TILE by Andreas Crynen, Dipl. Ing Architect, DE-Mönchengladbach
  • Stay Unique by Agnes Morguet, Agnes Morguet Interior Design, DE-Cologne

SPF:architects’ "Rainbow Bridge" is now open in Long Beach, CA

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b4/b40xj6ydh43tzsh3.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/spfa" rel="nofollow" >SPF:architects</a>' new <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/109751/pedestrian-bridge" rel="nofollow" >pedestrian bridge</a>, named "Rainbow Bridge", is now open to the public of Long Beach,&nbsp;CA. The bridge provides a connection between&nbsp;Long Beach's Convention Center and Performing Arts Center.&nbsp;<br>
Rainbow Bridge by SPF:a located in Long Beach, CA. Image: SPF:a.
Previously, moving between these spaces required navigating loading docs and HVAC equipment on a stretch of the Seaside Way. Initially conceived of as a simple elevated sidewalk, the walkway developed into a much fuller project. Visitors can now not only easily connect between these two spaces, they can also enjoy an architectural experience along the way. 
Rainbow Bridge by SPF:a located in Long Beach, CA. Image: SPF:a.
The finished project is a 600-foot bridge consisting of 76 custom-welded bent-steel ribs framing the top, and approximately 1,200 cubic yards of poured-in-place concrete shaping the base. The bridge canopy features 3,500 color-changing LED node lights, which can be Continue reading "SPF:architects’ "Rainbow Bridge" is now open in Long Beach, CA"

2018 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship is now open

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wo/wou9bs2n03ifiitb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />The 2018 <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/9592/riba" rel="nofollow" >RIBA</a> Norman Foster Traveling <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/92069/scholarship" rel="nofollow" >Scholarship</a> is now open and accepting applications from enrolled architecture students globally. One winner will be awarded a &pound;7,000 grant by a panel of judges, which will include Lord Foster and RIBA President Ben Derbyshire.
Now in its 11th year, the scholarship focuses on international research, in a location of the student’s choice, related to the survival of towns and cities. Previous winners have travelled through the Americas, Europe, Africa, South East Asia, the Middle, and Russia. The list of institutions invited to nominate students is selected by the RIBA and approved by Foster + Partners. As in previous years, this list will include all institutions that offer qualifications validated by the RIBA or are recognized by the Commonwealth Association of Architects. For the first time this year, a large number of schools listed under other recognition systems are now also being invited to Continue reading "2018 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship is now open"

Are mental disorders behind modernism? Le Corbusier and Gropius get diagnosed

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gh/gh3yug0nqm10224c.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em>Two researchers recently suggested that autism and post-traumatic stress disorder led to the minimalist stylings of Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius. Their questions and tools are useful, but there&rsquo;s danger in mistaking one piece of a puzzle for its entirety.
The places we inhabit influence the way we see the world [...] Equally and inevitably, psychology has shaped architecture.

Darran Anderson responds to the piece “The Mental Disorders that Gave Us Modern Architecture” by Ann Sussman and Katie Chen, arguing against their totalizing narrative of two influential figures and modernism as a whole.  Sussman and Chen suggest modernist architecture originated from autism in regard to Le Corbusier, and post-traumatic stress disorder in regard to Walter Gropius. The final argument is one against modernism, claiming its origin derives from mental dysfunction.  While it is interesting to consider a possible excuse for Le Corbusier's callousness or the effects of serving Continue reading "Are mental disorders behind modernism? Le Corbusier and Gropius get diagnosed"

A look at visionary architect Georgia Louise Harris Brown, the first female African-American architecture graduate

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/or/or9qd7rwizwyw6of.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em>Pioneering African-American architect Georgia Louise Harris Brown had a knack for seeking out the most fertile architecture scenes in the world during her long career. She practiced in Chicago during Mies van der Rohe&rsquo;s prime and, from there, moved to Brazil, where a singular modernist language was being created for Brasilia, the most ambitious planned capital of the 20th century.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Georgia Louise Harris Brown has been featured as part of Redshift's <em>Respect</em> series, focusing on architect visionaries. Brown was the first <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/87779/african-american" rel="nofollow" >African-American</a> <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/13720/women" rel="nofollow" >women</a> to graduate with an architecture degree, and the second professionally licensed African-American female architect in the nation.&nbsp;Beverly Loraine Greene was the first, and a role model to Brown.&nbsp;
She studied under Mies at his Illinois Institute of Technology and was heavily influenced by his modernist style. Her first job in Chicago was with Kenneth Roderick O'Neal, an African-American architect and structural engineer who also studied Continue reading "A look at visionary architect Georgia Louise Harris Brown, the first female African-American architecture graduate"

Super Bowl LII Rematch ~ Architecture Jobs Edition

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v4/v4rqorw061tz75rj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><strong></strong>The rivalry is not over: Boston versus Philadelphia in the challenge for best job opportunities on the market. This week we have top notch listings from each Super Bowl hometown currently on <a href="https://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" >Archinect Jobs</a> contending for your application. Who will win your bid?
Safdie Architects has openings for a Design Architect, a Graphic Designer, and an Architectural Designer in their Somerville, MA office.
Habitat 67 by Safdie Architects, located in Montreal, Québec. Image: Timothy Hursley.
The firm is seeking experienced designers with exceptional creativity and communication skills to join their design practice. The right candidates will be able to work effectively in a collaborative team environment and assume both project-wide and office-related responsibilities. Peter Rose + Partners are currently hiring a Project Architect in their Boston office.
Island Residence by Peter Rose + Partners, located in Edgartown, MA. Image: Peter Vanderwarker.
The ideal candidate will have 5 to Continue reading "Super Bowl LII Rematch ~ Architecture Jobs Edition"

Kohn Pedersen Fox’s Brooklyn Point features the highest residential infinity pool in the Western Hemisphere

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wn/wn4ijpsuaerzited.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />A new development in downtown <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/161/brooklyn" rel="nofollow" >Brooklyn</a> boasts a residential infinity <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/13738/pool" rel="nofollow" >pool</a> atop the 68 story building. The tower, Brooklyn Point, was designed by&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/776/kohn-pedersen-fox-associates" rel="nofollow" >Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates</a> and&nbsp;features luxury residences with custom interiors by Katherine Newman Design.
The heated, infinity edge pool is situated 680 feet above grade and will be open Spring through Fall offering wide-sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline. 

Rooftop infinity pool in Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates designed Brooklyn Point tower. Image: Williams New York.
Designed by Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, the landscaped rooftop retreat also features a sun deck, outdoor dining area, changing rooms and showers, outdoor movie screenings, and a stargazing observatory. On a related note: another high-rise infinity pool sparked one of the most epic comment discussion threads in Archinect history revolving around the safety of such a design. 

Steven Holl exhibition at the Dorsky Museum reveals the process behind his projects

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i5/i5ym740crtfemtey.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><em><a href="http://bustler.net/events/search/steven%20holl/10439/steven-holl-making-architecture" >Steven Holl: Making Architecture</a></em>, on view at The Samuel Dorsky Museuman, examines the varied work of one of the world&rsquo;s foremost architects.&nbsp;This exhibition will reveal Holl&rsquo;s intricate and distinctive process of making architecture, including his daily practice of watercolor drawing.</p>           

MVRDV reveal integrated offices in new city center of Łódź, Poland

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m8/m8txiifxtzi7hjpm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/327/mvrdv" rel="nofollow" >MVRDV</a>&rsquo;s new project,&nbsp;Fabryczna Offices,&nbsp;will house both office and retail space in the center of &#321;&oacute;d&#378;, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/15077/poland" rel="nofollow" >Poland</a>'s third largest city. The firm's design draws inspiration from the city&rsquo;s industrial textile heritage reimagined for contemporary use. The 13-floor building uses the distinct glazed brick and glass facade materials to signal both the past and the city&rsquo;s future ambition of recent surrounding development.&nbsp;
Fabryczna Offices by MVRDV, located in Łódź, Poland. Image: © MVRDV.
The private green roof and public courtyard, by Dutch firm Lola Landscape Architects, are designed as a family of semi-public spaces with greenery and a large variety of vegetation and spaces for terraces and bikes. The building will also be located across the street from the newly developed railway station “Fabryczna”, and other local landmarks. 
Fabryczna Offices by MVRDV, located in Łódź, Poland. Image: © MVRDV.
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MVRDV reveal integrated offices in new city center of Kódź, Poland

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m8/m8txiifxtzi7hjpm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/327/mvrdv" rel="nofollow" >MVRDV</a>&rsquo;s new project,&nbsp;Fabryczna Offices,&nbsp;will house both office and retail space in the center of &#321;&oacute;d&#378;, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/15077/poland" rel="nofollow" >Poland</a>'s third largest city. The firm's design draws inspiration from the city&rsquo;s industrial textile heritage reimagined for contemporary use. The 13-floor building uses the distinct glazed brick and glass facade materials to signal both the past and the city&rsquo;s future ambition of recent surrounding development.&nbsp;
Fabryczna Offices by MVRDV, located in Łódź, Poland. Image: © MVRDV.
The private green roof and public courtyard, by Dutch firm Lola Landscape Architects, are designed as a family of semi-public spaces with greenery and a large variety of vegetation and spaces for terraces and bikes. The building will also be located across the street from the newly developed railway station “Fabryczna”, and other local landmarks. 
Fabryczna Offices by MVRDV, located in Łódź, Poland. Image: © MVRDV.
“This building will help to bring back more Continue reading "MVRDV reveal integrated offices in new city center of Kódź, Poland"

Biologically inspired pavilion designs explore lightweight construction solutions

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fo/fovju355x7owmeq8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />The <a href="https://archinect.com/icd.uni-stuttgart.de" rel="nofollow" >Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD)</a> released&nbsp; designs for two light-weight <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/558641/pavilions" rel="nofollow" >pavilions</a> to be completed next spring of 2019. In collaboration with the&nbsp;Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart, the projects&nbsp;will be robotically fabricated for the 2019 Bundesgartenschau exhibition in Heilbronn.&nbsp;

BUGA Fiber Pavilion by ICD/ITKE University of Stuttgart. Image: ICD.
Both pavilion designs draw from biological structures and their ability to exhibit a far higher degree of material efficiency and functional integrity. Each design revolves around the transfer of light-weight principles. 
BUGA Fiber Pavilion by ICD/ITKE University of Stuttgart. Image: ICD.
The BUGA Fiber Pavilion will be made entirely from individual glass and carbon fibre composites produced through a robotic winding process. This method allows the form and layout of each component to adapt depending on specific structural requirements. 

BUGA Wood Pavi...