Watch Theaster Gates give moving speech as he receives Honorary Doctorate from UAL

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b3/b3f7c941a04101430cea008f4b88a5ec.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Receiving an Honorary Doctorate this morning from the <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/7507145/central-saint-martins" rel="nofollow" >University of the Arts London</a>, American artist, curator, urbanist and facilitator&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/668714/theaster-gates" rel="nofollow" >Theaster Gates</a> gave an unforgettable address about the functions of creative practice. Known for his long-running work of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/113684/social-architecture" rel="nofollow" >socially engaged art</a> in the South Side of Chicago, his work&nbsp;focuses on space theory and land development, sculpture and performance.&nbsp;
In the following speech, Gates talks about what it means to be an artist and the importance of its continued pursuit. “I have never felt more confident that to be an artist is one of the greatest vocations in the world," he said. "You guys have the capacity to dream and fight and this world needs you right now more than it’s ever needed any creative class.” Watch the full speech below!

Fentress Architects to design USA Pavilion for World Expo 2020 in Dubai

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tr/trxmfqpbb9mxa3mn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Colorado-based <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/32757256/fentress-architects" >Fentress Architects</a> has been selected to design the USA Pavilion for the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/929900/expo-2020" >2020 World Expo</a> to be held in <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/10250/dubai" >Dubai</a>, the first Middle Eastern city selected to host the event&nbsp;in the Expo's 160-year history.&nbsp;The <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/414272/u-s-department-of-state" >U.S. Department of State</a>, responsible for our participation in international exhibition, has chosen the firm to work alongside Big Things Group, who will oversee fundraising, project management, construction and disassembly, to deliver the winning design.
Not-yet-revealed, the project is based on the theme “What Moves You” and will highlight American culture, leading technological revolutions in mobility, and much more. It will create a powerful metaphor for the dynamism of American culture and values of ingenuity, progress, and innovation. With over 25 million visitors expected at the Expo, the pavilion will build upon Fentress' experience in the region where their “Dancing Sisters” mixed-use towers opened in 2012. “Working across the U.S. has given Fentress Architects ...

Documentary showcases how architecture students of the University at Buffalo School are shaping the city

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dc/dc1c22acebdb082d558bbc527cb915fb.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />"How do we bring a city not back to what it was, but what it needs to be in the future?" A new documentary at the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/871008/2018-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" >Venice Architecture Biennale</a> explores this question, showcasing how students of the <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/12906389/university-at-buffalo" rel="nofollow" >University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning</a> are learning from and rebuilding the Rust Belt city around them.&nbsp;
Once a thriving American city, since the latter 20th century, Buffalo has seen a sharp population loss and growing inequality stemming from its industrial decline. As Buffalo rebounds, students and faculty of the University are becoming an integral part of this process. Whether it's working with local refugee entrepreneurs or revitalizing local fabrication and industry, students are using the city itself as a laboratory, deeply embedding themselves in the community and the challenges it faces. Their work is currently being showcased at the Time Space Existence exhibition in Venice, through a new Continue reading "Documentary showcases how architecture students of the University at Buffalo School are shaping the city"

Work to dismantle the dangerous parts of the Mackintosh Building is underway

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/67/6735baa5fa1cce774435af4bd8e94cf4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Following a <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150069446/glasgow-school-of-art-engulfed-by-fire-again" rel="nofollow" >devastating fire</a> that broke out last month, the <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/16607/the-glasgow-school-of-art" rel="nofollow" >Glasgow School of Art</a> has begun dismantling parts of the celebrated <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/480415/mackintosh-library" rel="nofollow" >Mackintosh building</a> that were <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150071229/due-to-damage-caused-by-fire-parts-of-the-beloved-mackintosh-building-will-be-dismantled" rel="nofollow" >comprised by the damage</a> caused by the flames and at risk of sudden collapse.
In a statement on the progress of the disassembly, the school issued an update on the following work: Work began on the central section of the South façade, above Sauchiehall Street, on Tuesday afternoon (11 July) and this section has now been lowered to the bottom of the parapet. Over the weekend of 14-15 July the South East staircase, which was one of the most fragile areas of the building, was taken down safely. The dismantling of this section is almost to first floor level. Work on the East end of the South façade is expected to continue for at least another two weeks. Simultaneously work has begun to lower the Continue reading "Work to dismantle the dangerous parts of the Mackintosh Building is underway"

As Festival des Architectures Vives in Montpellier closes, check out the award-winning installations

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2y/2yxn907h4baobuu3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The <a href="http://bustler.net/news/tags/festival-des-architectures-vives/25537" >Festival des Architectures Vives</a> in Montpellier&mdash;a weeklong exhibition of site-specific, public art installations&nbsp;that connect private mansions and courtyards typically closed off to the public&mdash;took place last month, welcoming over 18,000 visitors. Now in its 13th edition, the theme for this year was "SENcity," exploring the significant contributions of emerging technologies on urban living. From a small courtyard taken over by thousands of golden flowers, to a small garden installation that&nbsp;filters and purifies air, reduces pollution, and produces biomass, energy and food, this year's ten installations push the concept of the present day smart city. Check them out below!</p>          

Record setting 12-story timber tower slated for downtown Portland gets the axe

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5f/5f50332d231b00c2555eac0c5127760e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />In 2015, the U.S. Department of Agriculture decided to run a&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/110956491/u-s-department-of-agriculture-launches-tall-wood-building-prize-competition" rel="nofollow" >pilot program</a> to support two tall wood demonstration projects in order to test the potential of the increasingly popular building material. The first was a&nbsp;10-story residential tower in Chelsea designed by <a href="https://archinect.com/SHoP" rel="nofollow" >SHoP</a>. The second, a <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150011539/first-mass-timber-high-rise-building-to-be-permitted-in-the-us-is-coming-to-portland" rel="nofollow" >12-story</a> high rise slated for downtown Portland's Pearl District that would've been the tallest building in the country to use cross-laminated timber.<br>
The New York project was scrapped last year, made unfeasible by a cooled-off real estate market and regulations prohibiting wooden towers over six stories that would've required onerous finagling. The deal to build Oregon's record-setting wooden tower, though, was still moving forward.  Designed by the Portland-based firm LEVER Architecture, the project had received a promising amount of support and pledge of public dollars. Money from the USDA's Tall Wood Building award helped fund testing and research; the Portland Housing Bureau Continue reading "Record setting 12-story timber tower slated for downtown Portland gets the axe"

NYC free wifi-provider collaborates with Never Built New York with kiosks around the city

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d9/d96256f2ec8e860f830fa6495b64c590.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />An astounding collection of architectural projects that never made it into being are being displayed on kiosks around New York City. Based off the 2016 book&nbsp;<em><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/785842/never-built-new-york" rel="nofollow" >Never Built New York</a></em>, LinkNYC&mdash;which supplies the city with free wifi&mdash;is collaborating with curators and authors Greg Goldin and <a href="https://archinect.com/samlubell" rel="nofollow" >Sam Lubell</a> to highlight some of the fantastical structures that appeared in their book, and almost graced the city's famous skyline.&nbsp;
While never actualized, many of these unbuilt plans for towers, bridges and parks, hold a unique place within architectural history and its collective imagination. Memorable proposals such as Moshe Safdie's 'Habitat New York', Robert Moses' Mid-Manhattan Expressway, and I.M Pei's 'Hyperbloid', are some of the works that will be on display. Placed on kiosks near the location they would have risen, the posters show what could've been, reminding passersby it's okay to dream.

A Conversation with Studio8, a Mostly-European Staffed Small Studio in Shanghai

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f8/f8c03247950410713818c13bd648ffd0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Based in Shanghai, <a href="http://studio8-sh.com/studio/" >Studio8</a> is a multidisciplinary studio designing everything from the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/221561/branding" >visual identity and branding</a>, to the furniture and architecture for restaurants, hotels, stores, and residences. Founded only three years ago, the firm is comprised of an international team of young creatives. For this week's <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" >Small Studio Snapshot</a>, we talked with co-founder Shirley Dong about designing spaces; their magnificent, recently completed, Anadu resort; and working together as a diverse team from all over the world.&nbsp;</p>          

New Bronx police station designed by Bjarke Ingels aims to improve police and community relations

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e0/e09e0cd2a2caa432d6a13a5e7c0831f5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Ground has finally broken for a police station in the South Bronx that will provide a new home for NYPD's 40th Precinct. Expected to open in 2021, the precinct will be leaving its current space,&nbsp;a three-story, 1920s Renaissance Revival building, for a shiny, 68-million-dollar new one, designed by none other than <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/7054/bjarke-ingels" rel="nofollow" >Bjarke Ingels</a>.&nbsp;
“We were working in a century-old building that was designed for century-old policing methods. Now we’re changing that with a modern facility made for modern, neighborhood policing" said NYPD Commissioner James O'Neil.
Bronx is one of the city's poorest districts, as well as its most crime-ridden. And newly released data shows it to be increasing; the murder rate nearly doubled in the first half of 2018. Officials hope the new facility could help change that, with a community oriented design believed to foster transparency and communication between the police and local residents. 
From the outside, Continue reading "New Bronx police station designed by Bjarke Ingels aims to improve police and community relations"

Czech studio KOGAA turns former distillery into a Social Reactor

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5d/5d05d2efc9d49ab5c72475a17fc6b0b9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />"During our architecture practice we felt the need to create a working space which could represent our work and way of thinking" says <a href="https://archinect.com/KOGAA" rel="nofollow" >KOGAA Architectural Studio</a>, a Czech firm based out of Brno, the country's second largest city.&nbsp;<br>
Photography by Jakub Skokan and Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNice
As post-industrial cities are increasingly left with unused complexes, buildings and brownfields, adaptive reuse has become an increasingly popular approach to breath new life into these spaces. When the firm came across a former distillery, they saw the potential to turn it into their new studio and activate the area.
Photography by Jakub Skokan and Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNice
Photography by Jakub Skokan and Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNice
"We do adaptive reuse projects with a vision, and a flexible frame that allows the buildings to act as an alive organism. It is our solution to build up our cities in a
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Álvaro Siza Vieira completes off-grid, minimalist chapel in Portugal

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a0/a06c1f9793e1880066a565527af150aa.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Described as "a pure architectural project" by the architect <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/17135/lvaro-siza-vieira" rel="nofollow" >&Aacute;lvaro Siza Vieira</a>, the Hillside Chapel he recently completed has no electricity, heating or running water. Instead, the modest chapel relies on natural ventilation, and clever use of materials such as&nbsp;insulated bricks and limestone to create an off-grid, conceptually interesting materialization of faith.

The chapel is surrounded by natural landscape, making it a peaceful, spirit-restoring retreat. All images courtesy of João Morgado.
Aerial view emphasizing the geometry of the chapel and its surrounding natural landscape. All images courtesy of João Morgado.
One of Portugal’s most celebrated architects, the Pritzker Prize winner was approached to design the Capela do Monte by a Swiss-American couple. The couple, who have been living in Portugal's Algarve region since the mid-1980s, are building out a spiritual retreat in the country's southernmost region for which the non-denominational space will serve as a focal point. 
S...

Snarkitecture’s interactive ‘Fun House’ opens at the National Building Museum

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ae/aea2952526cb1e65661bba6ef3165bac.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/94643/snarkitecture" rel="nofollow" >Snarkitecture</a>'s interactive installation <em>Fun House</em>&nbsp;has opened at the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/136078/national-building-museum" rel="nofollow" >National Building Museum</a> in <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/35048/washington-dc" rel="nofollow" >Washington D.C</a>. Following their <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/131329607/snarkitecture-s-10-000-sq-ft-indoor-beach-at-the-national-building-museum" rel="nofollow" >blockbuster ball pit</a> that took over the Great Hall in 2015 and attracted&nbsp;a record-breaking 160,000 visitors, the New York design studio has come back for the Museum's highly anticipated, annual "Summer Block Party."

Photo by Noah Kalina.
Established by architect Alex Mustonen and artist Daniel Arsham, the practice operates in the space between art and architecture and are known for their monochrome and mostly stark white aesthetic. They just reached their 10-year anniversary, an accomplishment fiercely celebrated by their installation, which looks back on their decade of work showcasing 42 of the firm's projects.  “Fun House represents a unique opportunity for us to bring together a number of different Snarkitecture-designed interiors, installations, and objects into a single, immersive experience,” said Alex Mustonen, co-founder of the firm. It is the firs...

Bjarke Ingels is crowdsourcing funds to bring a giant mirrored orb to Burning Man

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f8/f81089464a7bb0490bb24e550de11a0a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/7054/bjarke-ingels" rel="nofollow" >Bjarke Ingels</a>, along with fellow <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" >BIG</a> partner Jakob Lange, are heading to <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/20321/burning-man" rel="nofollow" >Burning Man</a> this summer with the ORB, a giant reflective ball installation&nbsp;scaled to 1/500,000 of the earth&rsquo;s surface. With a diameter of nearly 100 ft, the ORB will hover above The Playa, reflecting everything around it. According to Ingels, the idea behind the project is to "turn public life into public artifact."
With the festival just under two months away, the ORB is nearly complete. Carried out by the BIG Ideas project unit, they have funded the majority needed for 30 tons of steel and 1000 hours of welding of the structure as well as 1500 sewing hours. But, to raise the last $50,000 USD for the project, the team has launched an Indiegogo campaign. In exchange for support, donors can receive a range of perks, including postcards, posters, an engraved mini, steel version of the ORB,
Continue reading "Bjarke Ingels is crowdsourcing funds to bring a giant mirrored orb to Burning Man"

In a Rapidly Expanding City, Portland-based Minarik Architecture Ensures Long-Term Quality Alongside Growth

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ff/ffbcf6010d212ef78e6b59ffa0e1bcbd.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />As the Pacific Northwest continues to grow, <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/150069877/minarik-architecture-inc" >Minarik Architecture</a> is one of the numerous architecture firms helping to ensure the long-term quality of its built environment be preserved. From cabins to coffee shops, their work strives towards a kind of pared-down regionalism, minimizing unnecessary elements in order to create buildings that, in 100 years, retain their integrity.
For this week's Small Studio Snapshot, we asked founder Doug Minarik to offer some insights into working in the region and starting a practice.

Due to damage caused by fire, parts of the beloved Mackintosh Building will be dismantled

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ba/ba7853db656531be48fc2665d95e7959.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Earlier this month, a <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150069446/glasgow-school-of-art-engulfed-by-fire-again" rel="nofollow" >devastating blaze</a> ripped through the celebrated <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/480415/mackintosh-library" rel="nofollow" >Mackintosh building</a>, threatening one of the world's finest examples of art nouveau design. The library, which was the crown jewel of Mackintosh&rsquo;s vision for GSA, was currently undergoing an <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/149939789/the-architects-trying-to-restore-mackintosh-s-library-to-its-former-glory" rel="nofollow" >extensive restoration</a> following another fire that damaged the building back in 2014.
Unfortunately, the fire two weeks ago was more widespread, engulfing the entire building as well as the neighboring 02 ABC music venue. The damage is so extensive that the Glasgow City Council announced yesterday that the building is in danger of a sudden collapse, and will require an immediate dismantling of the south facade, with other reductions likely to follow.  Both the GCC and GSA are maintaining a commitment to resurrecting the building, stating they will do everything they reasonably can to ensure its future. However, Kier Construction Limited, the company leading the restoration of the Mackintosh Continue reading "Due to damage caused by fire, parts of the beloved Mackintosh Building will be dismantled"

Dream the Combine’s ‘Hide & Seek" installation to provide interactive setting for Warm Up Summer Music Series at MoMA PS1

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e2/e2afc3897b0912e538cfc0ae268c9722.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />The eagerly-awaited, annual&nbsp;<em>Warm Up&nbsp;</em>series of concerts and events has launched, with an interactive setting provided by Minneapolis-based practice <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150053394/meet-dream-the-combine-winners-of-moma-ps1-s-2018-young-architects-program" rel="nofollow" >Dream the Combine</a>, winners of this year&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/47555/young-architects-program" rel="nofollow" >MoMA PS1</a>&nbsp;Young Architect&rsquo;s Program&nbsp;competition. Titled&nbsp;<em>Hide &amp; Seek</em>, the winning installation, featuring a large-scale, network of mirrors, will activate the courtyard through September, playing host to more than 75 musical artists.&nbsp;
This year's construction, done in collaboration with Clayton Binkley of ARUP, features nine intersecting elements sprawled across the entire MoMA PS1 courtyard. Scriptive elements, ranging from trampolines to runways, invite visitors into performance and establish platforms for improvisation while the horizontal structures contain interactive mirrors, that move in the wind or with human touch.

Jennifer Newsom and Tom Carruthers, founders of the experimental design practice, drew their inspiration for the project from performance artist Lorraine O’Grady, whose piece “...

Dream the Combine’s ‘Hide & Seek" installation to provide interactive setting for Warm Up Summer Music Series at MoMA PS1

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e2/e2afc3897b0912e538cfc0ae268c9722.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />The eagerly-awaited, annual&nbsp;<em>Warm Up&nbsp;</em>series of concerts and events has launched, with an interactive setting provided by Minneapolis-based practice <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150053394/meet-dream-the-combine-winners-of-moma-ps1-s-2018-young-architects-program" rel="nofollow" >Dream the Combine</a>, winners of this year&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/47555/young-architects-program" rel="nofollow" >MoMA PS1</a>&nbsp;Young Architect&rsquo;s Program&nbsp;competition. Titled&nbsp;<em>Hide &amp; Seek</em>, the winning installation, featuring a large-scale, network of mirrors, will activate the courtyard through September, playing host to more than 75 musical artists.&nbsp;
This year's construction, done in collaboration with Clayton Binkley of ARUP, features nine intersecting elements sprawled across the entire MoMA PS1 courtyard. Scriptive elements, ranging from trampolines to runways, invite visitors into performance and establish platforms for improvisation while the horizontal structures contain interactive mirrors, that move in the wind or with human touch.

Jennifer Newsom and Tom Carruthers, founders of the experimental design practice, drew their inspiration for the project from performance artist Lorraine O’Grady, whose piece “...

Los Angeles-based artist turns concrete ruins into luxury handbags

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/32/324801fc8b2e97d57d86a7fd8edc9867.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Out in the deserts of Lime, Oregon, an unexpected site of boulder-sized luxury handbags has taken over the arid landscape. The gigantic purses, which sport the designs of Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Prada, Gucci, Chanel and McQueen, are part of Thrashbird's latest project titled 'Valley of Secret Values." Known for his cheeky sense of humor with which he subverts mainstream culture, the LA-based <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/358694/street-art" rel="nofollow" >street artist</a> has transformed the concrete ruins of an <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/8176/abandoned" rel="nofollow" >abandoned</a> power plant into new art.
The boulders have been spray painted to suggest the iconic patterns of various luxury designer handbags, and in some cases, with found materials to look like straps, handles, and other accessories—gold painted tires are made into chains and rocks, into beads. Stuck into the absurd, crumbling landscape, the works appear as a graveyard for the cult status symbols. Part cautionary tale, part beautification project, the bags, in Thrashbird's own words, "continue the Continue reading "Los Angeles-based artist turns concrete ruins into luxury handbags"

The Return of the Past: first exhibition exploring Postmodernism in British Architecture open now at Sir John Soane’s Museum

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dc/dcz481oqbcvjjkf7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />In May, the UK's government body Historic England <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150065365/pomo-yay-brutalism-nay" >granted listed status</a> to 17 Postmodern buildings, including CZWG&rsquo;s China Wharf, John Outram's Judge Institute of Management Studies, and Jeremy and Fenella Dixon's St Mark&rsquo;s
Road. For many, the induction was seen as a much needed validation of a style often noted for its ability to polarize opinion. A key moment in British architecture, the built products of Postmodernism are lauded as bold and innovative by its fierce defenders, and derided as dull and embarrassing by what is probably, unfortunately, a much larger majority. A timely new show at the Sir John Soane's Museum in London is exploring this controversial legacy of Postmodern architecture in the U.K. The Return of the Past is the first-ever exhibition devoted to Postmodernist British Architecture, giving the style its first gallery treatment as the latest batch of postmodern buildings wins protected status. Focusing on the Continue reading "The Return of the Past: first exhibition exploring Postmodernism in British Architecture open now at Sir John Soane’s Museum"

Architects begin campaign to get Glenn Murcutt the 2019 RIBA Royal Gold Medal

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6b/6b870fb49cc5f6adf8297c4d9339c785.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Considered long overdue, a bid to award <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/24746/glenn-murcutt" rel="nofollow" >Glenn Murcutt</a> with RIBA's prestigious <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/819850/riba-royal-gold-medal" rel="nofollow" >Royal Gold Medal Award</a> has garnered the support of a group of leading architects. The petition, which has been signed by almost 90 professionals, has esteemed colleagues such as <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/55220775/rogers-stirk-harbour-partners" rel="nofollow" >Richard Rogers</a> and Piers Taylor going to bat for the 81-year old Australian architect.
Murcutt, who won the Pritzker Prize in 2002, is considered a prime candidate for the Institute's lifetime achievement award. Working since the early 70s, Murcutt is deeply respected in the profession for eschewing the typical starchitect path, instead running a one-man practice and favoring modest projects to flamboyant buildings. 
Magney House, Bingie Bingie, 1982–84 by Glenn Murcutt. Image: Michael Nicholson
His most notable works tend to be his small, single-story residences, almost all exclusively in Australia—such as the Magney House, a long, rectilinear plan with a curved roof in Bingie Bingie.
When, in 2009, Continue reading "Architects begin campaign to get Glenn Murcutt the 2019 RIBA Royal Gold Medal"