Amanda Levete: the role of public buildings is to unite us

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lm/lmne1q7uig5suy4u.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lm/lmne1q7uig5suy4u.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lm/lmne1q7uig5suy4u.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lm/lmne1q7uig5suy4u.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>There has never been a more important time in society to celebrate what unites us rather than divides us, and that can be through culture and, more simply, through the creation of public spaces where people can come together.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Amanda Levete reflects on the <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/774965/brexit" rel="nofollow" >Brexit</a> referendum and the election of Donald Trump. She argues for the responsibility of architects to create spaces of intersections and conversations across thresholds in the contemporary political climate.&nbsp;</p>            

Victims of Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall / Architectural Design & Research Institute of South China University of Technology

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  • Architects: Architectural Design & Research Institute of South China University of Technology
  • Location: Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
  • Architect In Charge: He Jingtang,Ni Yang
  • Design Team: He Jingtang, Ni Yang, LiuYubo,Bao Ying, Li Kaixin, Huang Yanfang, Yan Zhong, Zheng Yan, Zhong Riming, Shu Xin, Mai Heng, Zhong Minyi, Lu Xin, Tang Yabing, Liao Junfeng, Zhang Shawei, Liang Jingshao, Huang Guannan, ShengJing, Wu zhongping, Lin Yi, Ma Chenlong, Li Xiaofeng, Zheng Shaopeng, He Xiaoxin, Jiang Fan, Deng Xia, etc
  • The Owner: Hexi construction headquarters office, Jianye district of Nanjing
  • Area: 28307.39 m2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Zhan Changheng - Ma Minghua
  • Construction Area: 54636.3 m2
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From the architect. The Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders, Phase III was to commemorate the surrender of Japanese troops in Nanjing on September 9, 1945, and highlight the

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Hurricanes Harvey and Irma weaken US homebuilding

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p9/p9t1m3ks7u6j4e9o.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p9/p9t1m3ks7u6j4e9o.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p9/p9t1m3ks7u6j4e9o.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p9/p9t1m3ks7u6j4e9o.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Homebuilding could slump further in September in the aftermath of Harvey and Hurricane Irma, which struck Florida. According to Census Bureau data, the areas in Texas and Florida that were devastated by the storms accounted for about 13 percent of permits issued in the nation last year.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Hurricane <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1001165/hurricane-harvey" rel="nofollow" >Harvey</a> and <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1008449/hurricane-irma" rel="nofollow" >Irma</a> have held down home completions in Texas and Florida, but the hurricane's&nbsp;aftermaths are also likely to slow <a href="https://archinect.com/searchall/homebuilding" rel="nofollow" >homebuilding</a>&nbsp;in the coming months as resources are redirected toward repairs and rebuilding efforts rather than new construction. The labor shortages are also likely to worsen and building materials to become more expensive.&nbsp;</p>         

Dynamic Prints and Textiles from Mijo Studio

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/dynamic-prints-and-textiles-from-mijo-studio/mijo-studio-textiles-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/09/Mijo-studio-textiles-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Dynamic Prints and Textiles from Mijo Studio" /></a>
                                Copenhagen-based textile designers Miranda Tengs Brun and Josefine Gilbert formed <a href="http://www.mijostudio.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Mijo Studio</a> after graduation from Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and Design. Their shared love of textiles, patterns, and prints united the pair together and since then, they&#8217;ve merged their individual aesthetics into dynamic, Scandinavian-inspired goods. They&#8217;re set to launch their work, which is known for hand-painted brush strokes and graphic shapes, at this year&#8217;s <a href="http://www.londondesignfair.co.uk/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">London Design Fair</a>.
AIO boasts a bold, hand-printed pattern and forms that invite the user to engage and play around with the setup for a comfortable sit.
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Beijing bans winter construction to reduce air pollution

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0k/0ky63nmic5yilvq3.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0k/0ky63nmic5yilvq3.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0k/0ky63nmic5yilvq3.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0k/0ky63nmic5yilvq3.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Beijing will suspend construction of major public projects in the city this winter in an effort to improve the capital&rsquo;s notorious air quality, official media said on Sunday, citing the municipal commission of housing and urban-rural development.
All construction of road and water projects, as well as demolition of housing, will be banned from Nov. 15 to March 15 within the city’s six major districts and surrounding suburbs, said the Xinhua report.



"China is in the fourth year of a 'war on pollution,'" Reuters reports, "designed to reverse the damage done by decades of untrammelled economic growth and allay concerns that hazardous smog and widespread water and soil contamination are causing hundreds of thousands of early deaths every year."

Heather Flood named Undergraduate Chair of Architecture at Woodbury’s School of Architecture in LA

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q6/q66mvpv9lx02m2cw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q6/q66mvpv9lx02m2cw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q6/q66mvpv9lx02m2cw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q6/q66mvpv9lx02m2cw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />Associate Professor <strong>Heather Flood</strong> was recently appointed Undergraduate Chair of the School of Architecture in Los Angeles. As Assistant Undergraduate Chair, she coordinated the first year studios to transform the BArch curriculum, and her work resulted in the 2017 Studio Prize from Architect Magazine.
As Undergraduate Chair, Heather will continue working to evolve the undergraduate curriculum by exploring how to strengthen student skill sets early in foundational years. Partnering with local institutions, she will continue leading the Community College Conversations and coordinating the Woodbury End-of-Year Exhibition. Heather’s work focuses on building foundation studios to impact the long-term success of students. “One of the greatest pleasures in working as an educator is encountering people who challenge and inspire you. Heather Flood is one of those people. Nationally recognized as a design leader, she brings an optimistic energy to our community. In everything she does – as ed...

Get Lectured: University of Calgary, 2017-18

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mm/mmond5ek94uco6f3.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mm/mmond5ek94uco6f3.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mm/mmond5ek94uco6f3.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mm/mmond5ek94uco6f3.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/871644/2017-lectures" rel="nofollow" >Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2017</a></strong>
Ready or not, it's the start of a new school year. Back for Fall 2017 is Archinect's 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. Check out the Fall '17 + Winter '18 Design Matters Lecture Series, happening now at the University of Calgary Faculty of Environmental Design (EVDS) in Alberta, Canada. FALL '17 Sept 6
Calgary: Changing City Urban Panel
Oct 11
Clare Lyster / CLUAA Urbanism and Architecture Nov 1
Juliane Wolf / Studio Gang Nov 29
Martha Schwartz / Martha Schwartz Partners
WINTER '18 Jan 3
Somerville Visiting Lectureship Feb 21
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A’ Design Awards & Competition 2018 – Call for Submissions

                                <em>The following post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.adesignaward.com/?utm_source=designmilk&amp;utm_medium=post&amp;utm_campaign=Sept2017"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">A’ Design Award and Competition</a>. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design.</em>
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                                Submission deadline for the next <a href="http://www.adesignaward.com/?utm_source=designmilk&amp;utm_medium=post&amp;utm_campaign=Sept2017"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">A&#8217; Design Award &amp; Competition</a> nominations is approaching. Maybe you&#8217;ve seen some posts about it on Design Milk previously, but if not, <a href="http://www.adesignaward.com/?utm_source=designmilk&amp;utm_medium=post&amp;utm_campaign=Sept2017"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">A&#8217; Design Award &amp; Competition</a> is the world&#8217;s leading design award, reaching designers and brands in over 180 countries in 40 languages. If you&#8217;re a designer, it&#8217;s one of the global competitions that is a must-enter, especially if you&#8217;re looking to boost your visibility or marketability.

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The nominations for the A’ Design Award & Competition are peer-reviewed and anonymously voted on by an esteemed jury panel of scholars, design professionals and media, who all adhere to strict evaluation guidelines. With more than 100 different design and architecture categories, there’s a good chance you
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The Chisca on Main / Bounds and Gillespie Architects + Looney Ricks Kiss

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  • Architects: Bounds & Gillespie Architects, Looney Ricks Kiss
  • Location: Memphis, TN, United States
  • Lead Architects: Frank Ricks, Tony Pellicciotti, Krissy Buck Flickinger, Lloyd Paul, Lauren Tolbert, Danny Bounds, Dusty Driver
  • Area: 300000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Ken West
  • Lead/Design Architect: Looney Ricks Kiss
  • Architect Of Record: Bounds and Gillespie
  • Developer: Main Street Apartment Partners
  • General Contractor: Montgomery Martin Contractors
  • Interior Design: Carkuff Interiors
  • Structural Engineering: Davis Patrikios Criswell
  • Mechanical & Plumbing Engineering : Herschel L. Powell & Associates
  • Electrical Engineering: DePouw Engineering
  • Façade Restoration: Wiss Janney, Elstner Associates
  • Landscape Architecture: Kersey Wike & Associates

From the architect. The renovation of the historic Hotel Chisca, located on Main Street, is a uniquely transformative project, bridging a major gap in the urban streetscape between the South Main Historic District, legendary Beale Street, and downtown Memphis.  From Chisca’s opening day in 1913, to making rock-n-roll history inside

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Architect, son of Hitler’s architect, Albert Speer Jr., dies at 83

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/90/9022fa55183a2306d4187358098b4cc3?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/90/9022fa55183a2306d4187358098b4cc3?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/90/9022fa55183a2306d4187358098b4cc3?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/90/9022fa55183a2306d4187358098b4cc3?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Albert Speer Jr, the son of Adolf Hitler's chief architect who had his own accomplished architectural career but struggled to distance himself from his father's legacy, has died at the age of 83.
The architecture firm he founded, Albert Speer + Partner GmbH, said Mr Speer died on Saturday in Frankfurt.



Architect, son of Hitler’s architect, Albert Speer Jr., dies at 83

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/90/9022fa55183a2306d4187358098b4cc3?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/90/9022fa55183a2306d4187358098b4cc3?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/90/9022fa55183a2306d4187358098b4cc3?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/90/9022fa55183a2306d4187358098b4cc3?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Albert Speer Jr, the son of Adolf Hitler's chief architect who had his own accomplished architectural career but struggled to distance himself from his father's legacy, has died at the age of 83.
The architecture firm he founded, Albert Speer + Partner GmbH, said Mr Speer died on Saturday in Frankfurt.



Architect, son of Hitler’s architect, Albert Speer Jr., dies at 83

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/90/9022fa55183a2306d4187358098b4cc3?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/90/9022fa55183a2306d4187358098b4cc3?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/90/9022fa55183a2306d4187358098b4cc3?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/90/9022fa55183a2306d4187358098b4cc3?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Albert Speer Jr, the son of Adolf Hitler's chief architect who had his own accomplished architectural career but struggled to distance himself from his father's legacy, has died at the age of 83.
The architecture firm he founded, Albert Speer + Partner GmbH, said Mr Speer died on Saturday in Frankfurt.



Republic of Fritz Hansen Releases New Objects AW17 Collection

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/republic-of-fritz-hansen-releases-new-objects-aw17-collection/fritz-hansen-objects-aw17-1-candleholder-hayon/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/09/Fritz-Hansen-Objects-AW17-1-Candleholder-Hayon-810x637.jpg" alt="Republic of Fritz Hansen Releases New Objects AW17 Collection" /></a>
                                Combining the ideas of Danish and Japanese aesthetics, the <a href="https://fritzhansen.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Republic of Fritz Hansen™</a> has released their new collection of <a href="https://fritzhansen.com/en/products/accessories?showType=product" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Objects</a> for AW17. The accessories aim to bring joy into your household with their timeless style and warm materials, such as terracotta, ash veneer, leather, and knitted wool. The collection includes the work of renowned designers, like Jaime Hayon, Cecilie Manz, Arne Jacobsen, Wednesday Architecture, and Mia Lagerman, who were asked to use the colors or materials of nature as a starting point.
The JH Candleholders in Terracotta are by Jaime Hayon who created his solid brass candleholders in this new terracotta color. The design is fairly minimalistic with a matte finish while also being colorful and bold. STACK 4 is part of Wednesday Architecture’s STACK TRAYS, which are now available in three sizes. The veneer trays are molded in three layers, much like Arne Jacobsen’s Series 7™ and Ant™ chairs.
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