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AD Classics: Pruitt-Igoe Housing Project / Minoru Yamasaki

04:00 - 15 May, 2017
AD Classics: Pruitt-Igoe Housing Project / Minoru Yamasaki, An aerial photo by the US Geological Survey compares the narrow, monolithic blocks of Pruitt-Igoe with the neighboring pre-Modernist buildings of St. Louis. ImageCourtesy of Wikimedia user Junkyardsparkle (Public Domain)
An aerial photo by the US Geological Survey compares the narrow, monolithic blocks of Pruitt-Igoe with the neighboring pre-Modernist buildings of St. Louis. ImageCourtesy of Wikimedia user Junkyardsparkle (Public Domain)

Few buildings in history can claim as infamous a legacy as that of the Pruitt-Igoe Housing Project of St. Louis, Missouri. Built during the height of Modernism this nominally innovative collection of residential towers was meant to stand as a triumph of rational architectural design over the ills of poverty and urban blight; instead, two decades of turmoil preceded the final, unceremonious destruction of the entire complex in 1973. The fall of Pruitt-Igoe ultimately came to signify not only the failure of one public housing project, but arguably the death knell of the entire Modernist era of design.

After two decades of crime and increasing maintenance issues, Pruitt-Igoe was ultimately demolished between 1972 and 1977. ImageVia pruitt-igoe.com The gleaming towers of Pruitt-Igoe were to have been a “Manhattan on the Mississippi.” . ImageCourtesy of Wikimedia user Cadastral (Public Domain) Courtesy of "The Pruitt Igoe Myth" Much of the landscaping and community amenities Minoru Yamasaki originally proposed were never built, contributing to Pruitt-Igoe’s eventual downward spiral. ImageVia pruitt-igoe.com +8

Höweler + Yoon Architecture Unveils Circus Conservatory Design

14:00 - 13 May, 2017
Höweler + Yoon Architecture Unveils Circus Conservatory Design, via v2com
via v2com

Höweler + Yoon Architecture, in collaboration with OFIS Arhitekti, has unveiled its design for a new building for The Circus Conservatory, which will house America’s first accredited degree program in the Circus Arts. Located in Portland, Maine, as the anchor tenant of a peninsula, the project aims to transform an undeveloped part of the city into a “vibrant artistic center complete with public performance venues and recreational facilities.”

Inspired by the historic circus shape—a circle with a radial audience—the design proposal utilizes a radial viewing strategy “in order to similarly activate the educational community.” Furthermore, in the design, acrobatics, performance, and classroom spaces are treated equally, “[challenging] the viewing relationship crucial to a circus and academic settings.”

via v2com via v2com via v2com via v2com +10

Trefoil Glass House / J.Roc Design

13:00 - 13 May, 2017
Trefoil Glass House / J.Roc Design, © James Leng
© James Leng

© James Leng © James Leng © James Leng © James Leng +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Stowe, VT 05672, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Jeremy Jih
  • Area

    5000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Chilmark House / Gray Organschi Architecture + Aaron Schiller

09:00 - 12 May, 2017
Chilmark House / Gray Organschi Architecture + Aaron Schiller, © David Sundberg / Esto
© David Sundberg / Esto

© David Sundberg / Esto             © David Sundberg / Esto             © David Sundberg / Esto             © David Sundberg / Esto             +23

Atalaya Shelter / Jaime Inostroza

13:00 - 10 May, 2017
Atalaya Shelter / Jaime Inostroza, © Andrew Pielage
© Andrew Pielage

© Andrew Pielage © Andrew Pielage © Andrew Pielage © Andrew Pielage +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Scottsdale, AZ, United States
  • Design Team

    Jaime Inostroza
  • Area

    161.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

PechaKucha Night NYC

11:21 - 9 May, 2017
PechaKucha Night NYC, Poster by Arthur Liu
Poster by Arthur Liu

PechaKucha, or “chit chat” in Japanese, is a concise presentation style, comprised of twenty slides at a duration of twenty seconds each that advance automatically. PK Nights invite creative thinkers of all fields to meet, present projects, and exchange ideas in this 20 x 20 format in over 1000 cities around the world.

Our largest annual PechaKucha event, this NYCxDesign special invites forward thinkers to speak about COMMON SENSE in the current political and environmental climate. Topics are always a surprise until night of – join us for a great and unexpected evening of storytelling.

AIA Announces Winner of 2017 Latrobe Prize

06:00 - 8 May, 2017
AIA Announces Winner of 2017 Latrobe Prize, © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/cityyear/5915040531/in/photolist-a1G8tr-d7YcWq-d7Ycmu-8onoLj-q9z5zT-puenXT-8aQDiV-4rjAY2-qqZf4M-qqZ4ek-93z5oj-dpQatA-87NYUz-93z6t9-dpQ9KG-dpQb47-a3ZENP-a43xjE-7jU2EN-nWxsEK-qqVQa7-kGQvse-puep26-a3ZF1v-7PDTLx-pueLQ6-qqZ7pi-93AbL7-qoGVhd-ptZDJm-q9yUz2-qqPeXF-aE4Fyt-qqVDK9-93x74H-93z9cG-93z8ph-5ZcB6g-8ojd72-iv2kXD-8ojd3H-aBfxYa-d7Y8hq-ekLoLj-puenbH-fTQ72r-d7YC63-9wbF3e-7xMyFJ-axK3Cr'>Flickr user City Year</a> licensed under <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/">CC BY-NC-ND 2.0</a>. Image
© Flickr user City Year licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. Image

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows has selected a team of three faculty members from Northeastern University’s School of Architecture and Resilient Cities Laboratory as the winner of the 2017 Latrobe Prize, for their study of “Future-Use Architecture.”

Awarded biennially for “a two-year program of research leading to significant advances in the architecture profession,” the Prize honors its winners with $100,000. This year’s winning study of “future-use architecture” focuses on the balance between flexible and fixed building systems to respond to unforeseeable circumstances and changes.

Winning Proposal and Research to Shape the Future for West Palm Beach Florida

12:00 - 6 May, 2017
Winning Proposal and Research to Shape the Future for West Palm Beach Florida, Design Winner: Open Shore / Ecosistema Urbano. Image Courtesy of The Van Alen Institute and the West Palm Beach Redevelopment Agency (WPB CRA)
Design Winner: Open Shore / Ecosistema Urbano. Image Courtesy of The Van Alen Institute and the West Palm Beach Redevelopment Agency (WPB CRA)

The Van Alen Institute and the West Palm Beach Redevelopment Agency (WPB CRA) have announced Open Shore by Ecosistema Urbano as the winner of the Shore to Core waterfront design competition. The competition invited designers, planners, and architects to envision the future of the West Palm Beach waterfront for the next 20 to 30 years, with elements like changing population, economy, and environment, in mind. Selected from over 40 international teams and two finalists, the winning Open Shore proposal will serve as a “vision board” for the city’s future.

The competition additionally announced a design runner up bu Perkins + Will and a research winner by the team of Happy City, University of Virginia, StreetPlans, and SpaceSyntax.

Design Winner: Open Shore / Ecosistema Urbano. Image Courtesy of The Van Alen Institute and the West Palm Beach Redevelopment Agency (WPB CRA) Design Winner: Open Shore / Ecosistema Urbano. Image Courtesy of The Van Alen Institute and the West Palm Beach Redevelopment Agency (WPB CRA) Design Winner: Open Shore / Ecosistema Urbano. Image Courtesy of The Van Alen Institute and the West Palm Beach Redevelopment Agency (WPB CRA) Design Finalist: Adapt to Thrive / Perkins + Will . Image Courtesy of The Van Alen Institute and the West Palm Beach Redevelopment Agency (WPB CRA) +20

The Box / Bamesberger Architecture

17:00 - 5 May, 2017
The Box / Bamesberger Architecture, © Graham Sandelski
© Graham Sandelski

© Graham Sandelski  © Graham Sandelski  © Graham Sandelski  © Graham Sandelski  +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Valparaiso, IN, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Fred Bamesberger
  • Area

    960.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014

60 White Street / Bostudio Architecture

15:00 - 5 May, 2017
60 White Street  / Bostudio Architecture, © Nico Arellano
© Nico Arellano

© Nico Arellano               © Nico Arellano               © Nico Arellano               © Nico Arellano               +36

  • Architects

  • Location

    60 White St, New York, NY 10013, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Ula Bochinska
  • Developer

    Sorgente Group of America
  • Area

    32000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

TREC Newark Housing Authority / ikon.5 architects

11:00 - 5 May, 2017
TREC Newark Housing Authority / ikon.5 architects, © Jeffrey Totaro
© Jeffrey Totaro

© Jeffrey Totaro © Jeffrey Totaro © Jeffrey Totaro © Jeffrey Totaro +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Newark, NJ, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Joseph G. Tattoni, FAIA
  • Area

    24000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

PACCAR Environmental Technology Building / LMN Architects

15:00 - 4 May, 2017
PACCAR Environmental Technology Building  / LMN Architects, © Ed LaCasse
© Ed LaCasse

© Ed LaCasse © Ed LaCasse © Ed LaCasse © Ed LaCasse +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pullman, WA 99163, United States
  • Area

    96000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

150 North Riverside / Goettsch Partners

13:00 - 4 May, 2017
150 North Riverside / Goettsch Partners, Courtesy of Goettsch Partners
Courtesy of Goettsch Partners

Courtesy of Goettsch Partners Courtesy of Goettsch Partners Courtesy of Goettsch Partners Courtesy of Goettsch Partners +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    150 N Riverside Plaza, Chicago, IL 60606, United States
  • Architects in Charge

    Jim Goettsch, Joachim Schuessler, Erik Harris
  • Area

    136.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017

Courtyards House / HK Associates Inc

15:00 - 3 May, 2017
Courtyards House / HK Associates Inc, © Timmerman Photography / Bill Timmerman
© Timmerman Photography / Bill Timmerman

© Timmerman Photography / Bill Timmerman © Timmerman Photography / Bill Timmerman © Timmerman Photography / Bill Timmerman © Timmerman Photography / Bill Timmerman +26

Stapleton Library / Andrew Berman Architect

11:00 - 3 May, 2017
Stapleton Library / Andrew Berman Architect, ©  Naho Kubota
© Naho Kubota

©  Naho Kubota               ©  Naho Kubota               ©  Naho Kubota               ©  Naho Kubota               +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    132 Canal St, Staten Island, NY 10304, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    Andrew Berman FAIA, Dan Misri, Vinci So
  • Area

    12000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

We Are Approaching "The End of Work." How Will This Change Our Housing?

09:30 - 3 May, 2017
We Are Approaching "The End of Work." How Will This Change Our Housing?, As the American Dream dies, we must rethink our suburbs, homes, and communities. Seen here: ,L’Abri de la Bourgeoisie, after L’Abri du Pauvre, Claude-Nicolas Ledoux, 1804, from Atlas of Another America, Park Books, 2016. Image Courtesy of Keith Krumwiede
As the American Dream dies, we must rethink our suburbs, homes, and communities. Seen here: ,L’Abri de la Bourgeoisie, after L’Abri du Pauvre, Claude-Nicolas Ledoux, 1804, from Atlas of Another America, Park Books, 2016. Image Courtesy of Keith Krumwiede

This article was originally published by The Architect's Newspaper in their April 2017 issue and on their website titled "As the American Dream dies, we must rethink our suburbs, homes, and communities." It is part of a series of articles that mark the AIA National Convention in Orlando that took place at the end of April.

Americans define themselves through work; it builds character, or so we believe. The American Dream is premised on individual achievement, with the promise that our labor will be rewarded and measured by the things we collect and consume. For many, the sine qua non of the dream, our greatest collectible, is the single-family house. Of all our products, it is the one we most rely upon to represent our aspirations and achievements.

Lecture: Atelier Bow-Wow, "Architects in Post-Disaster Reconstruction"

18:07 - 2 May, 2017
Lecture: Atelier Bow-Wow, "Architects in Post-Disaster Reconstruction", Momoyo Kajima, co-founder of Atelier Bow-Wow. Photo courtesy of Atelier Bow-Wow.
Momoyo Kajima, co-founder of Atelier Bow-Wow. Photo courtesy of Atelier Bow-Wow.

“I came to the conclusion that recovery from Great East Japan Earthquake should be compared to Japan’s recovery from the World War II.” —Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, Co-founder, Atelier Bow-Wow and member of ArchiAid

Architects Momoyo Kaijima and Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, co-founders of the highly regarded architectural firm Atelier Bow-Wow in Tokyo, discuss the architect's role in post-disaster revitalization, and their findings from their work in Tohoku for the last six years.

Stanford Apple Store / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

13:00 - 2 May, 2017
Stanford Apple Store / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, © Hufton + Crow
© Hufton + Crow

© Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Roy Zipstein  +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Stanford Shopping Center, 379 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, CA 94304, United States
  • Design Principal

    Karl A. Backus, FAIA
  • Project Manager

    Michael Waltner, RA
  • Design Team

    Dan Yoder, Designer / David Andreini, AIA / Tina Lindinger, AIA / Joe DiNapoli, RA / Andrew Hamblin, RA / George Bradley, AIA
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs