Vitra Design Museum to present the first international retrospective of Pritzker Prize-winning architect Balkrishna Doshi


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            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/io/ioxs0ju06kazly98.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />The <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150053308/balkrishna-doshi-wins-2018-pritzker-prize" >Pritzker Prize-winning architect Balkrishna Doshi</a> has done much more than just design buildings over the course of his 70-year career. Considered a pioneer of low-cost housing, the architect, urban planner, and educator has made it his mission to promote the ways in which buildings and cities can contribute to&nbsp;the health of a society.

In a recent op-ed for the New York Times, Doshi, 91, reminded us that the built environment is like an organism, ever-growing and diverse. Calling for a biological city, the Indian architect wants design to enliven the spirit of the community. “Can we not apply these planning philosophies in the present to create a lasting environment of positive participatory culture?” he asks. 

Throughout his legendary career, Karl Lagerfeld fused fashion and architecture


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            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/71/713e1b95fd9320884724cbac1071f259.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />On Tuesday, the legendary Karl Lagerfeld passed away in Paris at age 85. One of the most recognized names in fashion, Mr. Lagerfeld, as the creative force behind <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/55674013/chanel" rel="nofollow" >Chanel</a>, helped revive the brand into the luxury powerhouse it is today through his many reinterpretations of the house's iconic&nbsp;boucl&eacute; tweed that drew inspiration from everything from hip-hop to California surfer chicks, to even his pet cat.&nbsp;

Karl Lagerfeld’s photographs of Villa Noailles, taken in the summer of 1995 and published in the book “Villa Noailles, Hyéres-Éte.”

Lagerfeld’s reach extended well beyond high-end fashion too. The German designer was a man of many parts, working as a photographer, a director, a curator, an interior decorator, and a furniture designer. Through his many endeavors, Lagerfeld’s work often touched on the realm of architecture, whether through collaborations with architects such as Zaha Hadid—who joined forces with the fashion label in Continue reading “Throughout his legendary career, Karl Lagerfeld fused fashion and architecture”

Australian architect Glenn Murcutt to design 2019 MPavilion, now in its sixth year


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            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/41/410b2f435cc0c905a2302050ff1b4ca9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />The&nbsp;Pritzker Prize-winning Australian architect <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/24746/glenn-murcutt" rel="nofollow" >Glenn Murcutt</a> will design this year's <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/582637/mpavilion" rel="nofollow" >MPavilion</a>, a temporary structure erected each spring in Melbourne's historic Queen Victoria Gardens.&nbsp;

Now in its sixth iteration, the annual commission—an initiative of the Naomi Milgrom Foundation—is Australia’s answer to the UK’s widely popular Serpentine Pavilion. Others to have designed the months-long installation include Spanish architect Carme PinósRem Koolhaas & David Gianotten of OMA, and Bijoy Jain, among others. 

Mr. Murcutt, 82, is only the second Australian architect to be commissioned for the project, following Sean Godsell, who designed the inaugural pavilion in 2014. Murcutt is widely considered as one of the country’s most profound architects, and is recognized for his designs that carry a distinctive Australian character. He doesn’t build outside Australia. 

Magney House, Bingie Point (1982–84). Photo by Anthony Browell.

Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Education Centre, Riversdale (1996–9…

Bill approving sale and potential redevelopment of the controversial Thompson Center moves forward


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            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8b/8b4157fa9ab9a74b5ba9b90a28fba3bd.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Illinois governor, J.B. Pritzker, plans on signing a state bill that would authorize the sale of the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/662293/thompson-center" rel="nofollow" >James R. Thompson Center</a>, paving the way for its potential redevelopment.&nbsp;

The postmodern building designed by Helmut Jahn has housed offices of the Illinois state government since opening in 1985. Due to its polarizing design and its notoriously hard to heat and cool nature, state lawmakers have been pushing to sell the state-owned property, which could bring in a potential $300 million. 

First passed in 2017, SB 866—which would move offices across the street into the state-owned Michael A. Bilandic building—has been stuck in legislative limbo for the past two years. Under Prtizker’s new governorship, the state has regained interest in the possibility of a sale, from which funds could be used to address pension liabilities and other unpaid bills.

However, the threat of endangering what preservationists see as a unique Continue reading “Bill approving sale and potential redevelopment of the controversial Thompson Center moves forward”

Presented with the prestigious RIBA Royal Gold Medal, Nicholas Grimshaw is in the spotlight


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            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vc/vcea52j5aoailyte.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Yesterday, Sir <a href="https://archinect.com/grimshaw" >Nicholas Grimshaw</a> was presented with the 2019 Royal Gold Medal. First <a href="http://bustler.net/news/6839/nicholas-grimshaw-whose-firm-was-a-pioneer-of-high-tech-architecture-to-be-awarded-riba-s-2019-royal-gold-medal" >announced</a> back in September, the British architect was awarded RIBA's highest accolade for his contributions to the field made over the course of his decades-long career.&nbsp;</p>           

Presented with the prestigious RIBA Royal Gold Medal, Nicholas Grimshaw is in the spotlight


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            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vc/vcea52j5aoailyte.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Yesterday, Sir <a href="https://archinect.com/grimshaw" >Nicholas Grimshaw</a> was presented with the 2019 Royal Gold Medal. First <a href="http://bustler.net/news/6839/nicholas-grimshaw-whose-firm-was-a-pioneer-of-high-tech-architecture-to-be-awarded-riba-s-2019-royal-gold-medal" >announced</a> back in September, the British architect was awarded RIBA's highest accolade for his contributions to the field made over the course of his decades-long career.&nbsp;</p>           

Japanese architect Junya Ishigami announces plans for design of 2019 Serpentine pavilion


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            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fe/fe0e34e22d1501fc7186f48697c37774.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Japanese architect <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/251016/junya-ishigami" rel="nofollow" >Junya Ishigami</a>, known for his experimental works that blend nature and fantasy, has been tapped by the Serpentine Gallery to design their popular summer attraction, the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/14325/serpentine-pavilion" rel="nofollow" >Serpentine Pavilion</a>. The highly sought-after commission follows the success of previous iterations by rising stars in the world of architecture,&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150068560/2018-serpentine-pavilion-designed-by-mexican-architect-frida-escobedo-is-unveiled-ahead-of-friday-s-opening" rel="nofollow" >Frida Escobedo</a> (2018) and <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150013518/di-b-do-francis-k-r-s-tree-inspired-serpentine-pavilion-fuses-cultural-african-references-with-british-construction" rel="nofollow" >Di&eacute;b&eacute;do Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;</a> (2017).&nbsp;

Junya Ishigami, KAIT Workshop, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Japan, 2008 © Junya Ishigami + Associates

At 44, Ishigami, who worked at SANAA before starting his own practice, has amassed a unique body of work. In 2010, he was awarded the prestigious Golden Lion at the Venice Architecture Biennale for his installation “Architecture as Air,” praised by the jury for pushing the “limits of materiality, visibility, tectonics, thinness, and ultimately of architecture itself.” Described by Oliver Wainwright as a magician of materials, Ishigami’s gift for creating unfeasibly light structures is obvious in o…

The contemporary site-specific art exhibition, Desert X, returns to Coachella Valley


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            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bc/bcfe58d76f80b461060f08d5dfea512e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Desert X, the enormous site-specific art exhibition set across the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/739647/coachella" rel="nofollow" >Coachella Valley</a>, has returned this weekend for its second edition.&nbsp;Run by a nonprofit organization that includes artist Ed Ruscha on its board, the 2019 biennial features 18 works that respond to the desert's history and embrace a "range of ecological, environmental and social issues that have been driving conversations about our role in the anthropocene," says artistic director Neville Wakefield.&nbsp;

Revolutions by Nancy Baker Cahill. Photo by Lance Garber.

After an incredibly successful inaugural run in 2017, the biennial has expanded its programming this year to include film and augmented reality projects, such as Nancy Baker Cahill’s Revolutions and Margins of Error, both of which bring colorful animations to the Valley’s windmill farms and the Salton Sea, respectively, through the use of the 4th Wall app. Fifty miles away in Palm Springs, John Gerrard, the Irish artist Continue reading “The contemporary site-specific art exhibition, Desert X, returns to Coachella Valley”

Want to Land that Interview? It All Comes Down to the Portfolio, says Leadership at Miami-based Oppenheim Architecture


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            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5c/5c0ca394a7ca38e9facf283e88011334.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Since it's founding almost twenty years ago, <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/29194815/oppenheim-architecture" >Oppenheim Architecture</a> has grown into an award-winning firm with a diverse array of projects spanning over 25 countries. Headquartered in Miami&mdash;with additional offices in&nbsp;New York and Switzerland&mdash;the firm has done so through promoting and supporting the professional and personal development of its talented staff that continues to grow.&nbsp;&nbsp;

What does OA expect from job applicants when it’s time to hire new employees? In Archinect’s latest “How To Get A Job At ____”, the firm’s Director of North American Operations, Timothy Archambault, discusses the importance of a strong portfolio and the most common mistakes applicants make.

Five finalists announced for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture—Mies van der Rohe Award


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            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7p/7p3xidpodoiyu6o1.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Five finalists have been announced for one of the world&rsquo;s most recognized architectural awards, the&nbsp;European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture (also known as the&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/tags/mies-van-der-rohe-award/10256" >Mies van der Rohe Award</a>). Celebrating contemporary architecture across the EU, the biannual award&mdash;jointly run by the European Commission and the Fundaci&oacute; Mies van der Rohe&mdash;honors the best works completed by a European architectural professional within the past two years.

After whittling down over 383 submissions to a shortlist of 40 nominees, the judges have selected five works that vary in style and purpose, but all demonstrate a fluidity in programming that allows people to find different ways of using spaces and transform them into different places.

As described by the jury, “PC CARITAS becomes a new kind of public space in an existing construction; the congress center in Plasencia is not only a place to organize conferences; the square in Tirana becomes a Continue reading “Five finalists announced for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture—Mies van der Rohe Award”

Five finalists announced for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture—Mies van der Rohe Award


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            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7p/7p3xidpodoiyu6o1.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Five finalists have been announced for one of the world&rsquo;s most recognized architectural awards, the&nbsp;European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture (also known as the&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/tags/mies-van-der-rohe-award/10256" >Mies van der Rohe Award</a>). Celebrating contemporary architecture across the EU, the biannual award&mdash;jointly run by the European Commission and the Fundaci&oacute; Mies van der Rohe&mdash;honors the best works completed by a European architectural professional within the past two years.

After whittling down over 383 submissions to a shortlist of 40 nominees, the judges have selected five works that vary in style and purpose, but all demonstrate a fluidity in programming that allows people to find different ways of using spaces and transform them into different places.

As described by the jury, “PC CARITAS becomes a new kind of public space in an existing construction; the congress center in Plasencia is not only a place to organize conferences; the square in Tirana becomes a Continue reading “Five finalists announced for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture—Mies van der Rohe Award”

Godfather of LA architecture, Robert Winter, author of "An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles", has died


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            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a6/a60cff8670bbaf3d83d015b3f790e9cc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Robert Winter, the architectural historian who spent his life chronicling Los Angeles' sweeping cityscape, passed away Saturday night at age 94. His death was&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/AngelCityPress/status/1095064586057707520" rel="nofollow" >confirmed</a>&nbsp;by his publisher, Angel City Press.&nbsp;

Author of the seminal work, An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles, Winter is widely considered as the godfather of Los Angeles architecture, and his writings, as Southern California’s bible. The exhaustive collection, now in its sixth edition, was notable for going beyond the already famous to feature the humble, manmade structures and other physical features of the city. In his writings, the works of Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler and Gregory Ain, appear alongside gas stations, subway stops, and fast food restaurants with equal importance. 

Batchelder House in Arroyo Seco.

While his guidebook spanned all regions and styles, from Beaux-Arts to High Tech, Winter himself had a strong affinity towards the American Arts and Crafts movement, for which Southern…

Anti-opioid activists protest Guggenheim’s ties to Sackler Family, the prominent art donors making billions from OxyContin


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            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b2/b2691e4e53d5380328d1d27df6aec97b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Over the weekend, a group of <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/feb/10/anti-opioid-protesters-target-new-yorks-guggenheim-over-sackler-family-link" rel="nofollow" >more than 100 protestors</a> demanded that the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/696465/solomon-r-guggenheim-museum" rel="nofollow" >Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum</a> refuse further funding from the Sackler Family. Led by the American photographer Nan Goldin and her organization <a href="https://www.sacklerpain.org/mission-statement" rel="nofollow" >PAIN</a> (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now), the activists have been targeting the billionaire dynasty and its pharmaceutical company for promoting the use of OxyContin, a highly addictive, narcotic painkiller that is widely considered to be one of "<a href="https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a12775932/sackler-family-oxycontin/" rel="nofollow" >the most dangerous products ever sold</a> on a mass scale."

The demonstrators took over the museum’s iconic atrium on Saturday night, dropping thousands of fake prescription notes from the six-story building while others handed out pill bottles to confused museum-goers. As Goldin staged a die-in on the lobby floor, banners hung from the spiraling hallways with messages such as “SHAME ON SACKLER,” and “400,000 DEAD.” Afterwards, the protest moved onwards to the Metropolitan Museum, where one of the Continue reading “Anti-opioid activists protest Guggenheim’s ties to Sackler Family, the prominent art donors making billions from OxyContin”

AIA issues statement of support for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal


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            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/43/43ec15f0d09442d17e8232ea84cd42b1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />AIA President William Bates has issued a statement praising the efforts of a <a href="https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2019/2/7/18211709/green-new-deal-resolution-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-markey" rel="nofollow" >Green New Deal</a>, an ambitious resolution put forth by Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that addresses the <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150093748/how-can-architecture-respond-to-the-1-5-c-imperative" rel="nofollow" >immense threat of climate change</a> while stimulating the economy through sustainable job creation across various sectors.&nbsp;

The transformative package of policies, announced yesterday, is both broad and bold, giving attention to everything from environmental justice and labor to health care and education. And to get there, the road map calls for a range of policy-driven projects that would heavily touch on the building industry, which accounts for nearly 40% of CO2 emissions in the United States.

Most notably, the bill calls for densifying urban areas and demands the U.S. “upgrade all existing buildings and build new buildings, to achieve maximal energy efficiency, water efficiency, safety, affordability, comfort, and durability”—both of which would have huge Continue reading “AIA issues statement of support for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal”

Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio receive 2019 Royal Academy Architecture Prize


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            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1w/1wec116bd4pzea7y.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/106441/diller-scofidio-renfro" >Elizabeth Diller</a> and <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/106441/diller-scofidio-renfro" >Ricardo Scofidio</a> have been announced as winners of the <a href="http://bustler.net/news/tags/royal-academy-of-arts/16543/4425/an-unexpected-hill-pops-up-at-the-royal-academy-of-arts-burlington-gardens" >Royal Academy of Arts'</a> Architecture Prize, chosen for their inspiring and enduring contribution to the culture of architecture.&nbsp;The New York-based architects were celebrated by the judges for a body of work that consistently shows how buildings can "enhance cities and capture the public imagination." They are only the&nbsp;second-ever architects to receive the annual award, following last year's honoring of Japanese&nbsp;architect Itsuko Hasegawa.

The two are currently designing a new “acoustically perfect” concert hall, the Center for Music, at London’s Barbican. The project, which has an estimated cost of $288 million, is their first major work in the UK and is expected to usher in a new cultural center for the city. Other major works for the firm, which they run together with Charles Renfro, include the 1.5 mile-long High Line public park in New Continue reading “Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio receive 2019 Royal Academy Architecture Prize”

Architectural League profiles 2019 Winner of Emerging Voices Award


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            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ud/ud1do9y7bnyjvx5b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />The <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/53068420/the-architectural-league-of-new-york" >Architectural League of New York</a> has unveiled the winners of their annual <a href="http://bustler.net/news/tags/emerging-voices/9599" >Emerging Voices</a> competition. The award, launched in 1982,&nbsp; recognizes eight practices across the United States, Canada, and Mexico who have shown a distinct voice and the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape design, and urbanism. Past winners of the coveted honor include some of today's most prominent practitioners and practices in the region, such as&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/stevenholl" >Steven Holl</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/72305734/tatiana-bilbao-estudio" >Tatiana Bilbao</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/studiogang" >Jeanne Gang</a>, and&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/WORKac" >WORKac</a>.

This year’s winners, selected through a juried, invite-only portfolio competition, include practices from Mexico City to Toronto, with many sprawled across the United States in cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Houston, New Orleans, and Portland. Ranging in both size and scope of their work, the 2019 Emerging Voices were noted by League Program Director Anne Rieselbach for their exploration of “different modes
of architectural inquiry–social, environmental, formal, computati…

Architectural League profiles 2019 Winners of Emerging Voices Award


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            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ud/ud1do9y7bnyjvx5b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />The <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/53068420/the-architectural-league-of-new-york" >Architectural League of New York</a> has unveiled the winners of their annual <a href="http://bustler.net/news/tags/emerging-voices/9599" >Emerging Voices</a> competition. The award, launched in 1982,&nbsp; recognizes eight practices across the United States, Canada, and Mexico who have shown a distinct voice and the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape design, and urbanism. Past winners of the coveted honor include some of today's most prominent practitioners and practices in the region, such as&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/stevenholl" >Steven Holl</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/72305734/tatiana-bilbao-estudio" >Tatiana Bilbao</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/studiogang" >Jeanne Gang</a>, and&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/WORKac" >WORKac</a>.

This year’s winners, selected through a juried, invite-only portfolio competition, include practices from Mexico City to Toronto, with many sprawled across the United States in cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Houston, New Orleans, and Portland. Ranging in both size and scope of their work, the 2019 Emerging Voices were noted by League Program Director Anne Rieselbach for their exploration of “different modes
of architectural inquiry–social, environmental, formal, computati…

Svigals + Partners to design a Memorial Garden in honor of victims of gun violence


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            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/39/3909aae34bdedc503c2f4e278c37beae.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />For New Haven school teacher&nbsp;Marlene Miller Pratt, whose son was shot and killed in 1998, the effort to build a&nbsp;memorial to victims of gun violence is about building a serene space to remember loved ones.&nbsp;

“We wanted to develop an area that was going to be beautiful, so that we wouldn’t have to go to the cemetery to visit our children. Because when you go to the cemetery, it’s so desolate,” she told the park commission as she presented her pitch for a memorial garden back in September.

Pratt, and other concerned mothers in New Haven, Connecticut, have spent the past several years advocating for a place to honor those lost to gun violence through the beauty of nature, efforts for which are now paying off. Working with Urban Resources Initiative—a non-profit that helps to rejuvenate and renovate urban environments—the Lost Generation Memorial Garden could be open to the public as Continue reading “Svigals + Partners to design a Memorial Garden in honor of victims of gun violence”

Svigals + Partners to design a Memorial Garden in honor of victims of gun violence


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            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/39/3909aae34bdedc503c2f4e278c37beae.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />For New Haven school teacher&nbsp;Marlene Miller Pratt, whose son was shot and killed in 1998, the effort to build a&nbsp;memorial to victims of gun violence is about building a serene space to remember loved ones.&nbsp;

“We wanted to develop an area that was going to be beautiful, so that we wouldn’t have to go to the cemetery to visit our children. Because when you go to the cemetery, it’s so desolate,” she told the park commission as she presented her pitch for a memorial garden back in September.

Pratt, and other concerned mothers in New Haven, Connecticut, have spent the past several years advocating for a place to honor those lost to gun violence through the beauty of nature, efforts for which are now paying off. Working with Urban Resources Initiative—a non-profit that helps to rejuvenate and renovate urban environments—the Lost Generation Memorial Garden could be open to the public as Continue reading “Svigals + Partners to design a Memorial Garden in honor of victims of gun violence”

Snøhetta reveals chair made of recycled plastic from local fish farming industry


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            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ec/ecc46a498a2e72ba37464affb3506075.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/2579/sn-hetta" rel="nofollow" >Sn&oslash;hetta</a> has unveiled the S-1500 chair, made from 100% recycled plastic and steel from the local fish farming industry in the North of Norway. Presented during Stockholm Design Week,&nbsp;the chair has one of the lowest carbon footprints in the market.

A collaboration between the international architecture firm and the furniture manufacturer Nordic Comfort Products, the chair’s design is modeled off of Norwegian modernist Bendt Winge’s classic R-48 chair from the late sixties. Due to it production technique, the marbled pattern of each chair is unique, telling the story of the plastic’s journey as fish nets to furniture. 

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