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PAR Reinterprets Courtyard Housing with Los Angeles Skyscraper

12:05 - 1 September, 2015
PAR Reinterprets Courtyard Housing with Los Angeles Skyscraper , View from LACMA. Image Courtesy of PAR
View from LACMA. Image Courtesy of PAR

Platform for Architecture + Research (PAR) has reinterpreted the idea of "courtyard housing" with a 930-foot-tall "stack of individual houses" envisioned for a site on Los Angeles' Wilshire Boulevard. Named "Wilshire Tower," the conceptual skyscraper is one of many radical proposals being unveiled at the A+D Museum's ongoing “Shelter: Rethinking How We Live in Los Angeles” exhibition that exploring new forms of housing for Los Angeles. 

The Broad Museum / Diller Scofidio + Renfro

11:00 - 31 August, 2015
The Broad Museum / Diller Scofidio + Renfro, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Jeff Duran - Warren Air © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan +20

Symposium: "Modernism" / Dallas Architecture Forum

07:00 - 31 August, 2015
Symposium: "Modernism" / Dallas Architecture Forum, Kaufmann House by Richard Neutra, 1947. Renovated by Leo Marmol, Marmol Radziner, the featured speaker at the "Modernism" Symposium
Kaufmann House by Richard Neutra, 1947. Renovated by Leo Marmol, Marmol Radziner, the featured speaker at the "Modernism" Symposium

Leo Marmol is one of the world’s leading authorities in the restoration of iconic Mid-Century Modern and International style residences, including the Kaufmann House by Richard Neutra in Palm Springs, considered one of the most important residences of the 20th Century. His firm also incorporates those timeless concepts into new architecture, including product design exemplifying these design elements. Marmol will overview his firm’s landmark restoration projects, and discuss how the firm integrates Mid-Century design elements into their new construction and pre-fab projects, producing award-winning residences.

Living Anatomy: an Exhibition about Housing at Harvard Graduate School of Design

19:30 - 28 August, 2015
Living Anatomy: an Exhibition about Housing at Harvard Graduate School of Design, Living Anatomy installation detail, with a photograph from Lacaton & Vassal's "Mulhouse Social Housing" in the background.
Living Anatomy installation detail, with a photograph from Lacaton & Vassal's "Mulhouse Social Housing" in the background.

On Monday, August 24, the Harvard Graduate School of Design opened its main Fall 2015 exhibition Living Anatomy: An Exhibition About Housing. Focusing on the past 50 years, the mixed-media exhibition features both built and academic work and showcases innovative approaches and solutions to housing in contexts around the world.

MAD Architects Envision the Future of Housing in Los Angeles

16:03 - 28 August, 2015
MAD Architects Envision the Future of Housing in Los Angeles, © MAD
© MAD

MAD Architects has proposed a futuristic model for housing in Los Angeles, as part of the ongoing “Shelter: Rethinking How We Live in Los Angeles” exhibition at the A+D Museum. Dubbed the "Cloud Corridor," the concept is based on Ma Yansong’s “Shanshui City” philosophy for architecture to "manifest the spiritual essence between people and nature." The vision is the opposite of sprawl, proposing a high-density vertical village made up of nine interconnected residential towers. 

Cermak McCormick Place Station / Ross Barney Architects

13:00 - 28 August, 2015
Cermak McCormick Place Station / Ross Barney Architects, © Kate Joyce Studios
© Kate Joyce Studios
  • Architects

  • Location

    Cermak-McCormick Place, Chicago, IL 60616, United States
  • Design Team

    Carol Ross Barney, FAIA; Eric Martin, AIA; Ryan Giblin, AIA, LEED AP; Andrew Vesselinovitch, AICP Mordecai Scheckter, LEED AP; Sung-Joon Kim, LEED AP; Anna Ninoyu; Huili Feng; Monica Chadha; Nicolas Sanchez, LEED AP; Sallie Schwartzkopf, AIA; Amy Chun; Corrine Knight
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Kate Joyce Studios © Kate Joyce Studios © Kate Joyce Studios © Kate Joyce Studios +24

SO-IL Reveals Plans for New Brooklyn Art Gallery

12:27 - 28 August, 2015
SO-IL Reveals Plans for New Brooklyn Art Gallery, © SO-IL
© SO-IL

New York-based SO-IL has unveiled plans for a new Brooklyn art gallery, dubbed Artes Amant. The 1,320-square-meter building will house the production, display and storage of art in a four-story "concrete mass" that is "spatially marked by its industrial past."

"This arts’ building is an exploration in soft form, where a cluster of shells acts to diffuse an exterior presence and shape the building’s interior," says SO-IL. 

Tozzer Anthropology Building / Kennedy & Violich Architecture

09:00 - 28 August, 2015
Tozzer Anthropology Building / Kennedy & Violich Architecture, © John Horner
© John Horner

© John Horner © John Horner © John Horner © John Horner +41

  • Architects

  • Location

    21 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States
  • Managing Principal

    Frano Violich FAIA
  • Principal Consulting on Design

    Sheila Kennedy AIA
  • Area

    35000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    John Horner, Courtesy of Kennedy & Violich Architecture

Curatorial Team Selected for US Pavilion at 2016 Venice Biennale

08:00 - 28 August, 2015
Curatorial Team Selected for US Pavilion at 2016 Venice Biennale, The U.S. Pavilion from the 2014 Venice Biennale. Image © Nico Saieh
The U.S. Pavilion from the 2014 Venice Biennale. Image © Nico Saieh

After a selection process involving over 250 submissions, the curatorial team for the US Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale has selected 12 teams of architects to produce the US exhibition: The Architectural Imagination. The Architectural Imagination will speculate possible architecture projects for four sites in Detroit with an eye for application internationally.

This fall, the teams will travel to Detroit for site visits and community meetings, as well as to meet with faculty and students at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Curators Cynthia Davidson and Monica Ponce de Leon hope to have selected a team that produces creative and resourceful work to address the social and environmental issues of the 21st century.

See all of the selected teams after the break.

Architectural Festival: Sarasota MOD, Celebrating Paul Rudolph

07:00 - 28 August, 2015
Architectural Festival: Sarasota MOD, Celebrating Paul Rudolph, Illustration by John Pirman of the Walker Guest House, Paul Rudolph, 1952
Illustration by John Pirman of the Walker Guest House, Paul Rudolph, 1952

SarasotaMOD is an architectural festival, this year celebrating Paul Rudolph and the opening of SAF's Walker Guest House Replica at The Ringling Museum of Art. The Guest House was designed by Rudolph in 1952 and the original still stands on Sanibel Island, Florida, USA.

The weekend features six great presentations, walker tours of Lido Shores and trolley tours of Siesta Key, an open house at Rudolph's Umbrella House, a party at the just restored Rudolph Addition at Sarasota High School (1960)... plus dinner and parties in private midcentury homes.

Sofia Lofts / Nakhshab Development and Design

13:00 - 27 August, 2015
Sofia Lofts  / Nakhshab Development and Design, © Paul Body
© Paul Body

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World Trade Center River Wall May Be Leaking

16:00 - 26 August, 2015
World Trade Center River Wall May Be Leaking, Snøhetta's entrance building, with one of Michael Arad's Memorial Fountains in the foreground. Image © Jeff Goldberg / ESTO
Snøhetta's entrance building, with one of Michael Arad's Memorial Fountains in the foreground. Image © Jeff Goldberg / ESTO

Sounds of rushing water have been reported behind the walls of the lower concourses of the World Trade Center site. As DNAinfo reports, rumors say officials have found an underground leak within the newly built complex and fear that it may be coming from the 3,200-foot-long slurry wall that separates the site from the Hudson River. 

New York City Mayor Threatens to Remove Times Square

14:46 - 26 August, 2015
New York City Mayor Threatens to Remove Times Square, Times Square in 2014. Image © Flickr CC User MK Feeney
Times Square in 2014. Image © Flickr CC User MK Feeney

Frustrated with the congestion of panhandlers, Mayor Bill de Blasio has shocked New York City dwellers by threatening to remove their beloved Times Square. As New York Times' architecture critic Michael Kimmelman reports, this comes at a time when dwellers fear that quality of life is declining in the city: "Entertaining the demolition of the plazas, the mayor sends a message that New York can’t support the sort of great pedestrian hubs that thrive in competing cities around the globe." Blasio said he will look into the "pros and cons" of returning Times Square to traffic. Read Kimmelman's full report on Blasio's threats, here

River House / Suyama Peterson Deguchi

13:00 - 26 August, 2015
River House / Suyama Peterson Deguchi, © Aaron Leitz
© Aaron Leitz

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Images Revealed of Frank Gehry's “Gateway to Sunset Strip”

12:50 - 26 August, 2015
Images Revealed of Frank Gehry's “Gateway to Sunset Strip”, © Rendering by Visualhouse
© Rendering by Visualhouse

Gehry Partners, alongside Townscape Partners, has unveiled plans to redefine the "gateway" to California's Sunset Strip. A cluster of five distinct, Gehry-esque structures, the mixed-use proposal is one of several design alternatives that have been proposed by Townscape for the site. If built, it would include two residential buildings, featuring a mix of rental and for-sale apartments, along with retail, entertainment programs, and public gathering spaces.

LACMA Distinguished Architects Lecture Series: Ma Yansong, MAD Architects

07:00 - 26 August, 2015
LACMA Distinguished Architects Lecture Series: Ma Yansong, MAD Architects, MAD Architects, Absolute Towers, Mississauga, Canada. Photo by Iwan Baan
MAD Architects, Absolute Towers, Mississauga, Canada. Photo by Iwan Baan

Beijing-born architect Ma Yansong, founder and principal of MAD Architects, will be delivering a lecture at LACMA on September 15th at 7:30pm. He will discuss his work and his concept of "Shanshui City," which is his vision to create a new balance between society, the city, and the environment through new forms of architecture. Ma is recognized as an important voice in the new generation of architects with projects in Asia, Europe, Canada, and the US. Works include Absolute Towers; Beijing 2050; China Wood Sculpture Museum; Harbin Cultural Island; Hutong Bubble 32; Ordos Museum; and Pingtan Art Museum. 

2015 AIA|DC Emerging Architects Thesis Showcase

19:30 - 25 August, 2015
2015 AIA|DC Emerging Architects Thesis Showcase, 2015 AIA|DC Emerging Architects Thesis Showcase
2015 AIA|DC Emerging Architects Thesis Showcase

The AIA|DC Emerging Architects Committee (AIA|DC EAC) is excited to announce our presenters for the second-annual Thesis Showcase. Five recent B.Arch and M.Arch graduates from schools around the world will present their thesis projects to members of the AIA|DC and the public. The showcase event aims to bridge the gap between recent graduates and local practicing architects, by providing an opportunity for practitioners to view a sample of the work hailing from architecture schools around the country and abroad. The selected presenters will showcase their work at AIA|DC’s District Architecture Center (DAC) on August 27, 2015 at 6:00pm. Following the presentations a networking reception will occur at DAC’s gallery space in Penn Quarter.

Create+Construct 2015: dwell

18:00 - 24 August, 2015
Create+Construct 2015: dwell

With no end in sight to the current residential building boom in New York City, 2016 looks to be another busy year for the A/E/C industry. Join Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) and a slate of industry experts to discuss current trends in new residential design and construction, as well as opportunities for investigation and rehabilitation/adaptive reuse of existing buildings.

Participants will earn up to 6.0 AIA (HSW) Continuing Education Hours for their attendance.