Studio Daniel Libeskind’s MO Modern Art Museum in Vilnius opens to the public

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/97/97fbf2065449e3478a04fba7d86632fe.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />The <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/1493/studio-daniel-libeskind" rel="nofollow" >Studio Daniel Libeskind</a>-designed&nbsp;<a href="https://mo.lt/en/" rel="nofollow" >MO Modern Art Museum</a>&nbsp;in central Vilnius opened its doors to the public today. At 3,100 m2, the building &mdash; which is also Lithuania's largest private museum &mdash; houses nearly 5,000 never-before-seen works by Lithuanian artists from the mid-20th century to the present. Studio Libeskind teamed up with locally based Do Architects and Baltic Engineers for the project.
Located in historic Vilnius, the museum's design pays tribute to its past and present. Its rectilinear exterior facade is clad in luminous white plaster as a reference to local materials in the city, according to Studio Libeskind. The minimalist facade is contrasted with a dramatic open staircase that intersects the building on a diagonal axis.
Photo © Norbert Tukaj.
Photo © Norbert Tukaj.
Photo © Hufton + Crow.
The staircase leads to a stepped open-air terraced roof that serves as a gathering space for public performances and events. A 5-meter Continue reading "Studio Daniel Libeskind’s MO Modern Art Museum in Vilnius opens to the public"

Winners of the World Architecture Festival 2018 Architecture Drawing Prize

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tx/txnxp5374zd16415.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Now in its second year, the <a href="http://bustler.net/events/11206/world-architecture-festival" >World Architecture Festival</a>'s Architecture Drawing Prize distinguishes the creative use of digital tools and digitally produced renderings, while also promoting the importance of preserving the art of hand drawing. Design professionals and students representing 31 countries submitted their best work to the Digital Still, Hand-drawing, and Hybrid categories. Category winners and High Commendations were announced.
Out of the 17 shortlisted entrants, the jury awarded Overall Winner to “The Samsara of Building No. 42 on Dirty Street” by Li Han, a founding partner of the aptly named Drawing Architecture Studio in Beijing. Han's entry was also the winner of the Digital category.  Lukas Göbl of Austrian practice göbl architektur won in the Hybrid category for “City of Beautiful Bodies”, while Carlijn Kingma of Studio Carlijn Kingma won the Hand-drawn Category with “The Babylonian Tower of Modernity”. Scroll down to check out the winning entries. Continue reading "Winners of the World Architecture Festival 2018 Architecture Drawing Prize"

SHED’s “Ghost Cabin” honors a historic Seattle site with a playful mystery

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/17/17e34be6e3cea50e9d8833e8b9934f81.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/SHED" rel="nofollow" >SHED Architecture &amp; Design</a>'s&nbsp;Ghost Cabin isn't exactly a haunted house like its name suggests. The new courtyard art installation pays tribute to a site dubbed &ldquo;Grandma's House&rdquo; in the Chophouse Row development in Seattle's <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/141461105/architect-paul-michael-davis-shares-his-favorite-pitstops-around-seattle-s-capitol-hill-neighborhood" rel="nofollow" >Capitol Hill</a>. While building the Chophouse Row in 2013, contractors unearthed the mysterious site, which revealed the foundation of a small house that was once part of a late 19th-century pioneer settlement.&nbsp;The contractors then nicknamed the structure &ldquo;Grandma's House&rdquo; because whenever the Chophouse Row ran into construction delays, they would joke that &ldquo;Grandma's ghost&rdquo; had returned to slow down their progress.&nbsp;
In 2017, Chophouse Row owner and developer Liz Dunn commissioned an art installation for the courtyard above Grandma's House that had to create a sense of community as well as respect the site's history. 
Photo: Rafael Soldi.
In response to that, SHED proposed the Ghost Cabin, whose name was inspired by Continue reading "SHED’s “Ghost Cabin” honors a historic Seattle site with a playful mystery"

Get Lectured: East LA College, Fall ’18

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/45/457a13b44b2c5eab918c1cdea0bea15c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><strong><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1182813/fall-2018-lectures" rel="nofollow" >Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2018</a></strong>
With a new school year upon us, it's time for Archinect's latest Get Lectured, an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series—and their snazzy posters—for the current term. Check back regularly to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss. Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to connect@archinect.com. Offering 50 courses to an average of 300 students per semester, the East Los Angeles College in Monterey Park has the only separate Department of Architecture in the Los Angeles Community College District. Kicking off next month, their Fall '18 lecture series features LOC Architects, David Freeland, and Escher Gunewardena. Check out previous posters on the Get Lectured Pinterest page!  Want another way to share your school's events? Send them to Bustler! Simply submit events for review here. ...

“X” marks the spot: Reddymade wins 2019 Times Square Valentine Heart Competition

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8b/8b5z0xwqjawt76gd.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />The results are in!&nbsp;Suchi Reddy's practice <a href="http://rmdny.com/" >Reddymade</a> was named the winner of the 2019&nbsp;Times Square Valentine Heart Competition. This year, <a href="http://bustler.net/news/6740/eight-emerging-firms-to-participate-in-2019-times-square-valentine-heart-design-competition-proposals-will-be-presented-in-october" >eight emerging&nbsp;architects and designers</a> in New York were selected to submit their interpretation of a Valentine's Day-themed heart installation that celebrates love in NYC. Reddymade's winning proposal, simply titled &ldquo;X&rdquo;, will be unveiled at Father Duffy Square on February 1 and will be on display through February 28.
“X” goes beyond being the written symbol for a kiss. According to Reddymade, it evokes expressions of interpersonal and civic love and “explores how love within communities can manifest through connecting diversity and equality”. 

Studio Cadena’s “Happy” wins 2018 Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Competition

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t4/t44d3eu2raxhonwb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Decked out in a cheerful shade of yellow, &ldquo;Happy&rdquo; by <a href="http://www.studiocadena.com/" >Studio Cadena</a> aspires to create a warm, welcoming space for all during the holiday season. The project was announced today as the winner of the&nbsp;Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and Van Alen Institute's fifth <a href="http://bustler.net/news/tags/flatiron-district/100312" >Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Competition</a>, which&nbsp;seeks the best proposal for a fun, temporary installation in the heart of New York City's Flatiron District.&nbsp;
Studio Cadena was one of the eight firms invited to the closed competition. The other firms included: Agency—Agency; Brandt : Haferd; MODU; N H M D; Office III; P.R.O.; and Wolfgang & Hite.

Archinect’s Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #197

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7b/7b603672c15b86679a64f8148ecc58e5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />It's time for another Archinect Employer of the Day weekly round-up! Check out the latest profiled firms amid the thousands of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" >active listings</a>&nbsp;on our job board. If you don't already, follow Employer of the Day on&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" >Facebook</a>, where we showcase a firm every day, along with a gallery of their work.&nbsp;
Here are the latest EOTD-featured firms:
  1. Michael Maltzan Architecture (Facebook feature)
    Currently hiring: Administrative Assistant

Rendering: Michael Maltzan Architecture.
2. Searl Lamaster Howe (Facebook feature)
Currently hiring: Architect
Photo: Searl Lamaster Howe.
3. Assembledge+ (Facebook feature)
Currently hiring: Multiple listings
Photo: Assembledge+.
4. 1100 Architect (Facebook feature)
Currently hiring: Multiple listings
Photo: 1100 Architect.
5. Workshop/APD (Facebook feature)
Currently hiring: Senior Architectural Designer
Photo: T.G. Olcott.
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Win the latest Grids & Guides Notebook for Visual Thinkers!

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1a/1a34dbba2af94edb9c69e7ecb54fb6b9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />In need of a fresh sketchbook to jot down all those ideas? <a href="http://www.papress.com/" rel="nofollow" >Princeton Architectural Press</a>&nbsp;has released the latest version of their popular&nbsp;Grids &amp; Guides Notebook for Visual Thinkers &mdash; now in a classy navy! Thanks to Princeton Architectural Press, Archinect is giving away five notebooks to our readers!

Photo courtesy of Princeton Architectural Press.
Bounded in a navy cloth hardcover, this 160-page notebook features eight distinctive grid designs interspersed with various scientific diagrams — including golden ratio constructions, simple machines, a chart of unit equivalents, optics, and even cell biology.
Photo courtesy of Princeton Architectural Press.
Photo courtesy of Princeton Architectural Press.
Photo courtesy of Princeton Architectural Press.
Photo courtesy of Princeton Architectural Press.
Want a chance to win the “Grids & Guides” notebook? Fill out this survey by the deadline on Thursday, October 25, end of day. Five notebooks are available to win. Winners will be announced in t...

Beverly Hills schools want to convince Trump administration to cut funds for L.A. Metro Purple Line extension

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3e/3e5fba9dae53c467718b68124e8fec82.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em>While the school district had tried repeatedly in court to stop Metro from building the subway underneath the high school&rsquo;s campus, Korbatov&rsquo;s &ldquo;Stop the Purple Threat&rdquo; campaign takes a different approach: Nab the attention of President Donald Trump and try to convince him to order the withdrawal of federal funding from the Purple Line extension.</p></em><br /><br /><p>School district administrators also helped BHHS students organize a districtwide &ldquo;walkout&rdquo; that took place today in protest of the Purple Line extension, whose second phase is already underway. Here are some interesting&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/laura_nelson/status/1050802128527097862" rel="nofollow" >Twitter updates</a>&nbsp;from LA Times transportation reporter Laura J. Nelson.

Our weekly wrap-up of new design competitions worth checking out

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ec/ec47qpulcxdwp5fe.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>We get it. It can get a little overwhelming keeping up with the dozens of new&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/competitions" >architecture competitions</a>&nbsp;launching worldwide on any given week &mdash; let alone having to stay on top of the multiple deadlines for each and every one. That's why&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/tags/bustler-weekly-competition-picks/792691" >Bustler</a>&nbsp;is here to help! At the end of every week, we'll share a quick selection of our newest design&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/submission/start_competition" >competition submissions</a>&nbsp;that we think are worth a look, as well as some ongoing ones you might have missed the first time. Check out our latest competition recommendations below.</p>           

Get Lectured: Academy of Art University, Fall ’18

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7f/7f3f5a1bdfc1ab1fb0c76ad3a6e78c4f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><strong><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1182813/fall-2018-lectures" rel="nofollow" >Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2018</a></strong>
With a new school year upon us, it's time for Archinect's latest Get Lectured, an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series—and their snazzy posters—for the current term. Check back regularly to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss. Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to connect@archinect.com. In the Academy of Art University's Fall 2018 lecture series, hear from a stellar line-up of speakers that includes Keller Easterling, Jennifer Bonner of MALL, Takaharu Tezuka of Tezuka Architects, HHF Architects' Simon Frommenwiler, Johanna Hurme and Sasa Radulovic of 5468796 Architects, José Mayoral Moratilla of PRÁCTICA, and last but not least, Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen. All lectures will also be broadcast live here. Check out previous posters on the Get Lectured Pinterest page!  Want another way to share your schoo...

The winning 2018 LAGI Melbourne public art proposals

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v7/v71eqsm6rw6yuzk4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Land Art Generator has announced the winners of the&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/competitions/5729/land-art-geanerator-initiative-lagi-2018-melbourne-australia-energy-overlays" >2018 LAGI Melbourne design competition</a>! Out of the <a href="http://bustler.net/news/6728/twenty-five-land-art-designs-shortlisted-for-2018-lagi-st-kilda-triangle-competition" >25 shortlisted entries</a>,&nbsp;&ldquo;Light Up&rdquo; by locally based NH Architecture won first place with a $16,000 cash prize. Second place went to &ldquo;Night &amp; Day, a Hydro-Solar Generator&rdquo; by Seattle's Olson Kundig, who will receive $5,000. Finally, a third place/special mention went to &ldquo;Swings&rdquo; by Lu Chao and Weng Shenxia.
Taking place in cities worldwide, LAGI competitions seek inventive, large-scale works of public art that produce clean energy. In this latest edition, entrants had to design for St. Kilda Triangle in Melbourne. Although there is no guarantee that any of the projects will be realized, “public support may lead to their incorporation as a part of the larger co-design process currently underway for the St. Kilda Triangle site”, LAGI says.  Check out the winning entries below. First prize: “Light Up” by NH Architecture ...

The 2018 AIA Film Challenge results — watch the winning entries!

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/15/15zi6836i5oo6qci.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />In this year's <a href="http://bustler.net/competitions/6128/american-institute-of-architects-film-challenge-blueprint-for-better" >AIA Film Challenge: Blueprint for Better</a>, architects and filmmakers were invited to create compelling short films telling the stories of&nbsp;architects working with civic leaders and local residents to create positive community impact.
From affordable housing to preservation, submissions covered various pressing topics. In the end, the jury selected a grand prize winner, runner up, third place, and a People's Choice Award. A jury panel of architects and film/media professionals selected the top three films, while the public voted for the People's Choice Award. Both the Grand Prize Winner and People's Choice Award winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize and trips to NYC and Chicago, respectively, to present their films. Check out the winning entries below. Grand Prize: “Past/Presence: Saving the Spring Garden School”
Filmmaker: Cheryl Hess
Past/Presence: Saving the Spring Garden School from Cheryl Hess on Vimeo.
Description: “The Spring Garden School No. 1 in North Philadelphia ...

Old Shed New House wins 2018 Stephen Lawrence Prize; Argent named RIBA Client of the Year

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9g/9gis8d2w2yo0ceyi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />In addition to the anticipated&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/6863/2018-stirling-prize-awarded-to-bloomberg-london-office-by-foster-partners" >2018 Stirling Prize winning announcement</a>, RIBA revealed that &ldquo;Old Shed New House&rdquo; by Tonkin Liu had won the 2018 Stephen Lawrence Prize. UK property developer Argent LLP was honored with the Client of the Year Award.
Established by the Marco Goldschmied Foundation in 1998 in memory of aspiring young architect Stephen Lawrence, the yearly prize recognizes the best UK-based projects designed by emerging talent and were built with a construction budget of less than £1 million.  The Client of the Year Award distinguishes notable clients and their role in the creation of fine architecture and the positive impact that they can help create for their local communities.
Read more about the winners below. 2018 Stephen Lawrence Prize winner: “Old Shed New House” by Tonkin Liu 

2018 Stirling Prize awarded to Bloomberg London office by Foster + Partners

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ko/ko4hv40uirwtmqzn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Another RIBA awards cycle has come to a close! This evening at The Roundhouse in London, RIBA just announced the Bloomberg London headquarters by Foster + Partners as the 2018 <a href="http://bustler.net/news/tags/stirling-prize/930" >Stirling Prize</a> winner for the UK's Best New Building. The jury &mdash; which&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/6796/david-adjaye-appointed-as-2018-riba-stirling-prize-jury-chair" >David Adjaye led</a> &mdash; selected the building from a shortlist of six projects.<br>
“After vigorous debate, the jury reached a unanimous decision — Bloomberg’s new European HQ is a monumental achievement,” said RIBA President Ben Derbyshire in a statement. “The creativity and tenacity of Foster + Partners and the patronage of Bloomberg have not just raised the bar for office design and city planning, but smashed the ceiling. This building is a profound expression of confidence in British architecture — and perfectly illustrates why the UK is the profession’s global capital. This role and reputation must be maintained, despite the political uncertainty of Brexit.” Read on Continue reading "2018 Stirling Prize awarded to Bloomberg London office by Foster + Partners"

Get Lectured: University of Kentucky, Fall ’18

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d7/d70ce6efc16ba033ea0377f9936f6ecd.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><strong><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1182813/fall-2018-lectures" rel="nofollow" >Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2018</a></strong>
With a new school year upon us, it's time for Archinect's latest Get Lectured, an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series—and their snazzy posters—for the current term. Check back regularly to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss. Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to connect@archinect.com. The University of Kentucky College of Design's Fall 2018 lecture series continues with a lecture today from Scott Francisco of Pilot Projects. Other speakers next month include Youn Choi & Doug Pierson, Dan Wood of WORKac, and Elena Manferdini. Check out previous posters on the Get Lectured Pinterest page!  Want another way to share your school's events? Send them to Bustler! Simply submit events for review here.

M-Rad designs elite cannabis industry members club in Downtown Los Angeles

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2c/2cb580ba8e19dcf1b24469f995c153ac.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />At a time when the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/105529/cannabis" rel="nofollow" >cannabis</a> industry is growing its commercial presence in Los Angeles, a new private members club for industry elites is setting up shop at 718 South Hill Street, in the heart of Downtown L.A.'s Jewelry District. Local architecture firm <a href="https://archinect.com/MRad" rel="nofollow" >M-Rad</a> was put in charge of redesigning the&nbsp;85-foot-tall building, which will retain its historic characteristics and feature over 67,000 square feet of carefully curated space across seven distinct floors.
Green Street Agency, an L.A.-based creative agency that exclusively works within the cannabis industry, will be the flag tenant. Supporting tenants including Timeless Vapes, MOTA, and Vicente Sederberg will occupy three floors. 
Rendering of the third floor, 718 South Hill. Courtesy of M-Rad.
Bird's eye view of the third floor. Courtesy of M-Rad.
The building will serve as a professional and community hub for entrepreneurs dedicated to “advancing the cannabis space”, giving members access to Continue reading "M-Rad designs elite cannabis industry members club in Downtown Los Angeles"

Frida Escobedo’s Serpentine Pavilion sold to spa company Therme

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/96/9674c419c58bfa1abf0fbcc7dfaf3181.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>The [pavilion] will now be displayed in &lsquo;selected locations&rsquo; as part of the Therme Art Program, which was set up to fulfill artistic and architectural &rsquo;visions that cannot be realised in galleries or museum spaces: no matter how complex their production, installation and long-term maintenance may be&rsquo;. Serpentine Galleries chief executive Yana Peel and artistic director Hans Ulrich Obrist said in a joint statement that they were &lsquo;delighted&rsquo; by the purchase.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">

BIG completes "checkered" Dortheavej affordable housing complex in Copenhagen

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1f/1f01943cf3915fbef517ba9be80c9f7d.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Non-profit affordable housing association Lejerbo commissioned <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" >BIG</a> to design the much-needed Dortheavej affordable housing complex back in 2013. Some five years later, BIG has revealed photos of the finished product.

Photo: Rasmus Hjortshoj.
Photo: Rasmus Hjortshoj.
Located in historically industrial Dortheavej in northwestern Copenhagen, the 5-story complex offers 66 new apartments to low-income citizens. Built on a $9.8 million budget, the 6,800 m2 complex features a distinct checkered pattern that is based on a singular prefab structure. Apartment units range from 60 to 115 m2 and have 3.5-meter-tall ceilings, generous floor-to-ceiling windows that allow natural light to flood in, and outdoor terraces. 
Photo: Rasmus Hjortshoj.
Photo: Rasmus Hjortshoj.
Photo: Rasmus Hjortshoj.
The building's north-facing facade looks towards an enclosed green courtyard, which residents of the complex and neighboring buildings can use for recreation. On the sunnier south side, balconies retract and the...

Tadao Ando revisits his career in major Centre Pompidou retrospective, opening Oct. 10

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0f/0fn57gb66xwn20il.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />The Centre Pompidou in Paris will be hosting a major retrospective of the one and only Tadao Ando, the Pritzker laureate known for his masterful integration of natural elements and simple geometric volumes, and his well-known emphasis on the physical experience of space.&nbsp;<br>
Opening on October 10, “Tadao Ando: The Challenge” lets visitors delve into key principles behind his designs through four main themes: the simplicity of space; the urban challenge; project genesis; and dialogue with the past. The exhibition was curated by Frédéric Migayrou (deputy director of the Musée National d’Art Moderne - Centre de Création Industrielle) and Yuki Yoshikawa (associate curator, with Tadao Ando Architect & Associates).