The six Richard Rogers Fellows for 2019

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bv/bv3h84q14zkkiyrk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Selected from 140 applicants from around the world, the six winners of the <a href="http://bustler.net/competitions/6225/2019-richard-rogers-fellowship" >2019 Richard Rogers Fellowship</a> were announced today by the Harvard GSD. Launched in 2017, the fellowship is a residency program inspired by architect Richard Rogers' longtime commitment to cross-disciplinary practice.&nbsp;
Open to professionals and scholars working in any design-related field, the unique fellowship includes a three-month residency at the iconic Richard Rogers-designed Wimbledon House in London, access to the city's cultural institutions and academic resources, and a $10,000 stipend. In 2015, Richard and Ruth Rogers donated the Wimbledon House to the GSD so that it can continue to be used as a residence and as a space for research opportunities for future generations of scholars and practitioners. The 2019 fellows will reside in London in pairs during the spring, summer, and fall, researching a variety of issues like the materiality of steel and brick in London, Continue reading "The six Richard Rogers Fellows for 2019"

Archinect’s Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #204

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f0/f0857e0c8102fbed9b8998d1e4734651.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. STUDIO V Architecture (Facebook feature)
    Currently hiring: Multiple listings

Photo credit: STUDIO V Architecture.
2. Rowland + Broughton Architecture & Interior Design (Facebook feature)
Currently hiring: Multiple listings
Photo credit: Brent Moss Photography.
3. Rafael de Cárdenas/Architecture at Large (Facebook feature)
Currently hiring: Mid-level Designer/Project Manager
Photo credit: Rafael de Cárdenas / Architecture at Large.
4. asap/adam sokol architecture practice (Facebook feature)
Currently hiring: Intern
Photo credit: asap/adam sokol architecture practice.
5. ARCHIMORPHIC (Facebook feature)
Currently hiring: Multiple listings
Photo credit: ARCHIMOR...

Ax3: A Modern Loft Apartment in Tel Aviv by Studio ETN

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/ax3-a-modern-loft-apartment-in-tel-aviv-by-studio-etn/ax3-studio-etn-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/12/Ax3-Studio-ETN-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Ax3: A Modern Loft Apartment in Tel Aviv by Studio ETN" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.studioetn.com/ax3"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ax3</a> is a loft located in Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel designed by Eitan Cohen of <a href="https://www.studioetn.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Studio ETN</a>. The 90-square-meter apartment was renovated to better suit the clients&#8217; needs while maintaining its original Jaffa character, including tall ceilings and wooden blinds. They wanted the apartment to feel open while having a home-like coziness to it with combinations of light, materials, and textures.
They worked to find the right balance between natural light that flooded the interior during the day with artificial light that began at sunset. A balance of finishes includes the updated concrete floors and the original concrete details on the ceiling. White surfaces are mixed with black elements for a modern contrast. The kitchen flows right into the living room, perfect for one of the homeowners who happens to be a chef and loves to entertain. Instead of solid walls dividing the interior up, they used glass panels to
Continue reading "Ax3: A Modern Loft Apartment in Tel Aviv by Studio ETN"

16 Ways to Style a Farmhouse Christmas With Burlap

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Welcome your guests with a beautiful farmhouse Christmas wreath. Image: Wayfair

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Burlap is at the top of our list for farmhouse Christmas decorating. We love the rustic vibe of burlap and its surprising versatility. Once a staple of country-style decorating, burlap has grown into a favorite in several styles, even contemporary. The secret to adding burlap decor to your holiday decorations is choosing simple designs that allow all of your decorating to flow harmoniously — your own unique styling of your burlap is what makes it so special.

Why is Burlap the Perfect Farmhouse Christmas Accent?

How Elizabeth Eason Architecture Achieves Work-Life Balance

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5d/5db32ccada1bb5033c82abd3be833842.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Over the past few years, the field has received a growing amount of attention that has highlighted longstanding <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/86128/labor-rights" >labor issues</a> within the architecture industry, ranging from unsustainable pay models to <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/745557/sexual-assault" >unwelcoming work environments</a>. That&rsquo;s why it is &ldquo;more urgent than ever,&rdquo; <a href="https://www.metropolismag.com/architecture/architecture-lobby-bernie-sanders-architecture/" >says</a> Peggy Deamer (who started <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/370511/architecture-lobby" >the Architecture Lobby</a> to tackle such issues), that &ldquo;we have a system that highlights labor matters, that fights for fairness and not management.&rdquo;
Looking for an alternative, the group created the Just Design Initiative, which recognizes fair labor practices in architecture. Beginning with nominations submitted by employees, and followed by an evaluation process, the team looked at practices that can serve as models of a new status quo within the profession. Archinect has teamed up with the Just Design crew to profile firms across the country that meet the initiative's standards. Whether it is a family-friendly work schedule or a health coverage Continue reading "How Elizabeth Eason Architecture Achieves Work-Life Balance"

10 Holiday Decor Storage Hacks You Need to Know

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Here are a few holiday decor storage hacks to take the pain out of packing up the season. Image: Joanna Kosinska

The holiday season is one of the most fun and beautiful times of the year. We gather with friends and family, we share meals and gifts and we can all feel the cheer in the air. When it comes time to pack up the tree, take down the stockings and unstring the lights, it can feel a little sad – and a little overwhelming. After the busyness of the season, you’re looking at a fair amount of work to get your house back to normal. Fortunately, these holiday decor storage hacks can make things a little easier for you. Rather than just shoving things back into boxes, only to find broken ornaments and missing bulbs when you start to decorate next year, employ these tips. With these holiday decor storage
holiday decor storage hacks - labels
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Continue reading "10 Holiday Decor Storage Hacks You Need to Know"

10 Holiday Decor Storage Hacks You Need to Know

holiday decor storage hacks

Here are a few holiday decor storage hacks to take the pain out of packing up the season. Image: Joanna Kosinska

The holiday season is one of the most fun and beautiful times of the year. We gather with friends and family, we share meals and gifts and we can all feel the cheer in the air. When it comes time to pack up the tree, take down the stockings and unstring the lights, it can feel a little sad – and a little overwhelming. After the busyness of the season, you’re looking at a fair amount of work to get your house back to normal. Fortunately, these holiday decor storage hacks can make things a little easier for you. Rather than just shoving things back into boxes, only to find broken ornaments and missing bulbs when you start to decorate next year, employ these tips. With these holiday decor storage
holiday decor storage hacks - labels
holiday decor storage hacks - reuse
holiday decor storage hacks - moisture
holiday decor storage hacks - fresh
Continue reading "10 Holiday Decor Storage Hacks You Need to Know"

Lo-Fi by Synecdoche Design Studio

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8a/8ac8257b31f0469917758e54cfb79880.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Imagine a ship of space cowboys crashed and discovered an abandoned speakeasy and built it out with scraps from their broken down spaceship revived the space as a cyberpunk bar. That&rsquo;s what we imagined when we started designing this place.&nbsp;The conversion of a downtown commercial basement into a cyberpunk-speakeasyesque bar. Using the raw material palette of fieldstone foundation, brick infill walls and fire block tile, the space has a textured haphazard feel brought together by the delineated space through light and fixtures.  A classic wood trimmed bar with vintage french Thonet style stools contrasts with the metal and mesh frame furniture. A stage for performances and seating for various coincidental connections fill the space.
In order to capture the lighting effects and material roughness of an industrial tone, Synecdoche custom fabricated all of the tables and bench seating in the space including all linear lighting fixtures. A blue backed Continue reading "Lo-Fi by Synecdoche Design Studio"

Its curves recall the vernacular found in southern Senegal’s Casamance

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0a/0abb3629778dbe906fdb3973bb1dcfd2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em>The idea of establishing the museum dates back more than 50 years, to Senegal's late poet-president, L&eacute;opold S&eacute;dar Senghor.
Along with Martinican writer Aimé Césaire, Senghor was a creative force behind the philosophy of Négritude, which opposed the imposition of French culture on colonies in Africa and the Caribbean.



Senegal's new Musée des Civilisations noires opens this week in the capital, Dakar. Anyone know who the architect is? Nothing I could find/Google Translate seems to indicate. Perhaps, some nameless bureaucratic office or Chinese ExtraStateCraft(er)?
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Decorate With Red to Give Your Space a High-Design Vibe

Red never goes out of style, although different tones of the color will be more popular for a while. A deep, rich red is the “it” color of the moment and we’ve got some great ideas on how you can decorate with this rich, sumptuous hue.

Also known as brick, merlot, spice, chili, ruby or deep red, this red is spicy, exotic and vibrant. It’s fairly neutral so you can pair the newest red with greys, chocolates, tans or warmer colors. Here are 24 ideas on how you can decorate with red for a high-design look that’s both inviting and intimate.

How to decorate with red furnishings and accessories

The fastest way to infuse red into your environment is by adding a few accessories like new bedding, throw pillows, a throw blanket, rugs, vases and wall art. Feeling a bit bolder? Nothing is sexier than a deep red velvet sofa.

A Look at Brutalist Brazil

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/69/69495ac8e1784c175f2288798bcff6ee.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />With the launch of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150099100/archinect-launches-brutal-coffee" >Archinect's Brutal coffee</a> we've decided to take a look at the Brutalist architecture of the two regions our beans have originated.&nbsp;A two part feature, today we explore the history of Brazil's Brutalist movement and how the iconic style has influenced the country.&nbsp;Stay tuned for the next part, looking at Brutalism in Guatemala.&nbsp;
Other than focusing on the pure materiality of these structures, Brutalism within Brazil can be interpreted as a beautiful expression of monumentality and its complementary nature to Brazil's lush landscapes. Once dissected into further detail, iconic native architects like Lina Bo Bardi used the cultural makeup of the city, married with the honest materiality of Brutalism, to highlight the social and cultural potential of architecture in Brazil.

Archinect Outpost to host Holiday Party December 15th

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5b/5b879a948b95af4941faa117551d7d5c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Join us next Saturday, December 15th, 11-3pm for a holiday sale of our curated inventory. Newly displayed and price-reduced items (some as much as 50%) will be available for purchase at Archinect Outpost, located at 900 East 4th&nbsp;Street, Los Angeles CA 90013.&nbsp;
Come taste our Brutal coffee, try on Sam Jacob-designed scarves, peruse our books and check out our limited-time sales. This is an ideal opportunity to get last minute gifts for yourself or your design-conscious friends and family members. We'll see you there! Can't make it to the party? Check out our recently updated online store, where we are featuring the same items as those in the retail shop.

Toshiko Mori to receive 2019 AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wi/wiv917y0fcra6r1x.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />The trailblazing Toshiko Mori was honored with the 2019 AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education, which honors the recipient for their active involvement in architecture education for over a decade and for influencing a broad range of students through their teaching.
“She challenges her students to become educator-practitioners themselves and harnesses academic inquiry and professional rigor to reshape the practice of architecture,” the AIA writes in a press release. “Mori’s teaching philosophy is one rooted in respect for individual talent, sensitive guidance, and productive dialogue.”

San Francisco’s sinking Millennium Tower: new $100 million plan promises ‘cheaper’ fix

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/af/af2d1043a7eab4903ca61de4ba37aea4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>All sides in the Millennium Tower debacle appear to be nearing an agreement on a $100 million-plus fix to stop the 58-story high-rise from sinking further [...]
The latest plan calls for drilling piles into bedrock from the sidewalk on the building’s southwest corner. The proposal would be less extensive and intrusive than the plan floated in April, which called for drilling as many as 300 micro-piles to bedrock through the building’s concrete foundation.