Bal House / Terry & Terry Architecture

13:00 - 1 November, 2015
Bal House / Terry & Terry Architecture, © Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

© Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte +14

mcdowellespinosa’s "Layered Intelligence" Challenges the Typology of Mixed Use Buildings

13:00 - 31 October, 2015
mcdowellespinosa’s "Layered Intelligence" Challenges the Typology of Mixed Use Buildings, Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of mcdowellespinosa
Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of mcdowellespinosa

The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) has announced the three winners of its ChiDesign ideas competition to design the Chicago Centre for Architecture, Design and Education (CADE). The competition was in conjunction with the first ever Chicago Architecture Biennial, following the spirit of Robert McCormick’s international competition for the Chicago Tribune Tower in 1922 which opened discourse on the importance of design to the public. Similar to McCormick’s competition, but tackling a more modern, mixed-use typology, the Chicago CADE is envisioned as a facility to house the Chicago Architecture Foundation; the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat; a design and allied arts high school; and learning spaces for an extra-curricular youth program. Read about one of the winners, "Layered Intelligence" after the break, and see another winner, "Unveiled" here.

Interior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of mcdowellespinosa Interior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of mcdowellespinosa Interior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of mcdowellespinosa Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of mcdowellespinosa +12

Fayetteville Montessori Elementary School / Marlon Blackwell Architects

13:00 - 31 October, 2015
Fayetteville Montessori Elementary School / Marlon Blackwell Architects, Courtesy of Timothy Hursley
Courtesy of Timothy Hursley
  • Architects

  • Location

    Fayetteville Montessori Elementary, 2358 Green Acres Rd, Fayetteville, AR 72703, USA
  • Area

    7937.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Timothy Hursley

Courtesy of Timothy Hursley Courtesy of Timothy Hursley Courtesy of Timothy Hursley Courtesy of Timothy Hursley +24

Dallas Architecture Forum Presents Kevin McClurkan

02:30 - 31 October, 2015
Dallas Architecture Forum Presents Kevin McClurkan, William J. Clinton Presidential Center by Ennead Architects. Photo by Timothy Hursley
William J. Clinton Presidential Center by Ennead Architects. Photo by Timothy Hursley


Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization for everyone interested in learning about and improving the architecture, design, landscape and urban fabric of the North Texas region is pleased to continue its 2015-16 Lecture Season with the outstanding architect Kevin McClurkan, Management Partner of Ennead Architects of New York City. McClurkan's many major projects include the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock; the Newseum adjacent to the US Capitol in Washington, DC; and The Standard hotel on the High Line Park in New York City. He will speak on Tuesday, November 3 at 7 p.m. in the Horchow Auditorium

Oiselle Flagship Store / goCstudio

17:00 - 29 October, 2015

  • Architects

  • Location

    NE University Village St, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
  • Design Team

    Jon Gentry AIA, Aimée O’Carroll ARB
  • Owner

    Oiselle
  • Area

    625.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Kevin Scott © Kevin Scott © Kevin Scott © Kevin Scott +14

Call for Submissions: Localizing Coordinates

10:30 - 29 October, 2015
Call for Submissions: Localizing Coordinates, To submit photos and videos please email localizingcoordinates@gmail.com or SMS / WhatsApp to +1 315 314 2277
To submit photos and videos please email localizingcoordinates@gmail.com or SMS / WhatsApp to +1 315 314 2277

The story of the African built environment is often told through historical perspectives of colonization and political crises, emphasizing the difficulties that African people have faced. Economic perspectives such as poverty, development and globalization also create stereotypes of the continent. Often missing from these are the transformations in space that result from daily and repeated use. These transformations emerge from ideas exchanged between people and their movements through their neighborhoods, cities, regions and countries. The quality of spaces that we may find will paint a complex picture of Africa.

Volland General Store / el dorado architects

17:00 - 28 October, 2015
Volland General Store / el dorado architects, © Mike Sinclair
© Mike Sinclair

© Mike Sinclair © Mike Sinclair © Mike Sinclair © Mike Sinclair +18

10 Compete to Revitalize Los Angeles’ Oldest Park

14:00 - 28 October, 2015
10 Compete to Revitalize Los Angeles’ Oldest Park, Los Angeles' Pershing Square in 2012. Image © John O'Neill via Wikipedia's GFDL License
Los Angeles' Pershing Square in 2012. Image © John O'Neill via Wikipedia's GFDL License

Ten practices from around the world have been shortlisted in a competition that aims to transform Los Angeles' Pershing Square one of Southern California's top destinations. Located on a five-acre plot in the city's downtown, Pershing Square is Los Angeles' oldest park. Each semi-finalist has been challenged to develop proposals based off of experiences. A small selection of finalists will be selected in December to move on to the competition's final phase.  

The 10 semifinalists are:

S House 3 / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

20:00 - 27 October, 2015

Telegraph Hill / Feldman Architecture

17:00 - 27 October, 2015
Telegraph Hill / Feldman Architecture, © Joe Fletcher
© Joe Fletcher

© Joe Fletcher © Joe Fletcher © Joe Fletcher © Joe Fletcher +11

SHoP Reveals Plan to Expand SITE Santa Fe

16:00 - 26 October, 2015
SHoP Reveals Plan to Expand SITE Santa Fe, © SHoP Architects
© SHoP Architects

SHoP Architects have unveiled plans to expand SITE Santa Fe, a contemporary arts venue in the city of Santa Fe. With a mission to serve as a "dynamic cultural hub" within the heart of Santa Fe Railyard (one of America's six Great Public Spaces according to the American Planning Association), the new design "draws inspiration from traditional Navajo patternmaking" and will be anchored in the "distinctive material qualities" of its historic site. 

Lycée Français de Chicago / STL Architects

13:00 - 26 October, 2015
Lycée Français de Chicago / STL Architects, © Ignacio Espigares/STL Architects
© Ignacio Espigares/STL Architects

© Ignacio Espigares/STL Architects © Ignacio Espigares/STL Architects © Ignacio Espigares/STL Architects © Ignacio Espigares/STL Architects +24

Snøhetta's SFMOMA Expansion Nears Completion

12:00 - 26 October, 2015
Snøhetta's SFMOMA Expansion Nears Completion , © Henrik Kam, courtesy of SFMOMA.
© Henrik Kam, courtesy of SFMOMA.

Snøhetta's 10-story expansion of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is nearing completion. As announced by SFMOMA, the "transformed" museum will reopen to the public on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Its new 235,000-square-foot addition (that nearly tripled SFMOMA's gallery space) was designed by Snøhetta to "weave" into the city and connect "seamlessly" to the museum's existing 225,000-square-foot building designed by Mario Botta

Brooklyn Bridge Park: What a Design by O'Neill McVoy + NVda Says About the State of Architecture

08:30 - 26 October, 2015
Brooklyn Bridge Park: What a Design by O'Neill McVoy + NVda Says About the State of Architecture, Garden Spiral Tower on the Harbor. Image Courtesy of O'Neill McVoy Architects
Garden Spiral Tower on the Harbor. Image Courtesy of O'Neill McVoy Architects

In Mark Foster Gage’s essay “Rot Munching Architects,” published in Perspecta 47: Money, the Assistant Dean of the Yale School of Architecture strove to find meaning in the current design landscape. Taking the essay title from a larger stream of expletives spun across the facade of the Canadian pavilion as part of artist Steven Shearer’s installation at the 54th Venice Art Biennale in 2011, Gage found truth in the vulgarities, arguing that - in a very literal sense - “architectural experimentation has left the building” as the discipline has been made impotent under the hostage of late capitalist ambition.

Last summer, when Brooklyn Bridge Park unveiled 14 proposals as finalists for two residential towers at the park's controversial pier 6 site, you could be fooled into thinking that design is alive and well. A caveat of the park’s General Project Plan (GPP) was to set aside land for retail, residential and a hotel development, in order to secure funding and achieve financial autonomy. The plans had already fueled a decade of legal battles and fierce opposition from the local community, with arguments ranging from the environment, to park aesthetics, to money-making schemes, but last year a bright outcome appeared a possibility, when the park unveiled the competing plans including those by Asymptote Architecture, BIG, Davis Brody Bond, Future Expansion + SBN Architects, WASA Studio, and of particular interest, O’Neill McVoy Architects + NV/design architecture (NVda).

Harbor Pair and Pedestrian Bridge. Image Courtesy of O'Neill McVoy Architects View from Manhattan. Image Courtesy of O'Neill McVoy Architects Garden Spiral Tower. Image Courtesy of O'Neill McVoy Architects Brooklyn Waterfront. Image Courtesy of O'Neill McVoy Architects +15

Event: Come To The Table With Chicago Educators

02:30 - 26 October, 2015
Event: Come To The Table With Chicago Educators

Come to the Table is an installation made of reconfigurable elements that serve as a platform for dialogue. The construct is a framework to engage local architects, artists and thinkers in questioning What is the State of the Art of Architecture Today? Confirmed Panelists include Penelope Dean (Associate Professor, UIC), Vedran Mimica (Associate Dean, IIT)
and Ben Nicholson (Professor, SAIC).

 

Schroeder Court Residence / Marmol Radziner

13:00 - 24 October, 2015
Schroeder Court Residence / Marmol Radziner, © Roger Davies
© Roger Davies

© Roger Davies © Roger Davies © Roger Davies © Roger Davies +29

10th & G Offices - First Congregational United Church Of Christ / Cunningham | Quill Architects

17:00 - 22 October, 2015
10th & G Offices - First Congregational United Church Of Christ / Cunningham | Quill Architects, © Michael Moran Photography
© Michael Moran Photography

© Michael Moran Photography © Michael Moran Photography © Michael Moran Photography © Michael Moran Photography +26

CLTHouse / atelierjones

12:00 - 22 October, 2015
CLTHouse / atelierjones, © Lara Swimmer Photography
© Lara Swimmer Photography
  • Architects

  • Location

    Seattle, WA, USA
  • Design Team

    Susan Jones, FAIA, Brian Gerich, Joe Swain, Maria Ibarlucia, Mesa Sherriff, Megumi Migita
  • Area

    1500.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Lara Swimmer Photography © Lara Swimmer Photography © Lara Swimmer Photography © Lara Swimmer Photography +29