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"Unofficial" Design for Obama Presidential Library Provides "Second Home" To Visitors

08:00 - 27 August, 2016
"Unofficial" Design for Obama Presidential Library Provides "Second Home" To Visitors, Courtesy of Raynaldo Theodore Design Studio
Courtesy of Raynaldo Theodore Design Studio

Just as the competition to design the official Obama Presidential Library in Chicago was heating up, Arcbazar orchestrated a simultaneous, open-call for ideas competition asking  “What sort of Presidential Library would the people design?." Raynaldo Theodore Design Studio (RTDS) led by Raynaldo Theodore, Ryan Ridge, and Kalvin Widjaja responded with a proposal that focuses on Obama's peaceful and inclusive spirit to create a place of welcome and community. Dubbed The V-House, their design is comprised of a series of indoor/outdoor sequences which reference Obama's life and significant points in its Chicago context.   

Courtesy of Raynaldo Theodore Design Studio Courtesy of Raynaldo Theodore Design Studio Courtesy of Raynaldo Theodore Design Studio Courtesy of Raynaldo Theodore Design Studio +29

Modern Barn House / Rios Clementi Hale Studios

13:00 - 26 August, 2016
Modern Barn House / Rios Clementi Hale Studios, © John Ellis
© John Ellis

© John Ellis © John Ellis © John Ellis © John Ellis +20

Huynh Residence / Norman D. Ward architect

15:00 - 25 August, 2016
Huynh Residence / Norman D. Ward architect, © Charles Davis Smith
© Charles Davis Smith

© Charles Davis Smith © Charles Davis Smith © Charles Davis Smith © Charles Davis Smith +23

Kaplan Family Pavilion at City of Hope / Belzberg Architects

13:00 - 24 August, 2016
Kaplan Family Pavilion at City of Hope /  Belzberg Architects, ©  Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

©  Bruce Damonte ©  Bruce Damonte ©  Bruce Damonte ©  Bruce Damonte +15

Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center / Diller Scofidio + Renfro

09:25 - 24 August, 2016
Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center / Diller Scofidio + Renfro, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan © Nic Lehoux © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan +21

Oakland University Engineering Center / SmithGroupJJR

15:00 - 23 August, 2016
Oakland University Engineering Center / SmithGroupJJR, © Jason Robinson Photography
© Jason Robinson Photography

© Jason Robinson Photography © Jason Robinson Photography © Jason Robinson Photography © Jason Robinson Photography +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rochester, MI, United States
  • Design Principal

    Paul Urbanek
  • Principal in Charge

    Chris Purdy
  • Area

    134200.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Construction Contracts - Show Me the Money

13:49 - 23 August, 2016
Construction Contracts - Show Me the Money, For over 13 years we have been delivering the latest updates and practical know-how training to compliance, law and professional service firms.
For over 13 years we have been delivering the latest updates and practical know-how training to compliance, law and professional service firms.

This course will look at the mechanisms contained within the most widely used standard forms of contract used in the UK construction industry (JCT and NEC3) where money is required to change hands.

The day is aimed at guiding delegates through a thorough review of the money related provisions, relevant legislation and/or case law that underpins the mechanisms adopted. This course is aimed at practitioners with some knowledge and/or experience in this area to assist them in developing their skills further.

UMNArch Fall 2016 Lecture Series

13:42 - 23 August, 2016
UMNArch Fall 2016 Lecture Series

Announcing our Fall 2016 Lecture Series!

The UMN School of Architecture Fall 2016 Lecture Series brings together a range of leading architects, designers, historians, and theorists whose work, research and writings are actively reshaping the discourse of architecture and the ways in which it is taught, contextualized, practiced, and constructed. These lectures will present their current bodies of work and research through unique lenses guiding their own design practices and pedagogy.

AD Classics: Bullocks Wilshire / John and Donald Parkinson

04:00 - 23 August, 2016
AD Classics: Bullocks Wilshire / John and Donald Parkinson, Gjura Stojano’s mural “The Spirit of Sports” was the centerpiece of the Sportswear Department. ImageCourtesy of Balcony Press
Gjura Stojano’s mural “The Spirit of Sports” was the centerpiece of the Sportswear Department. ImageCourtesy of Balcony Press

With its iconic copper-clad tower looming over Wilshire Boulevard, the Bullock’s Wilshire has been a celebrated element of the Los Angeles cityscape since its opening in 1929. Known for its lavish Art Deco aesthetic, the department store made its mark as a prime shopping destination in a city filled with celebrities. But the Bullock’s Wilshire was more than a glamorous retail space; with a design centered around the automobile, it was to set a new standard for how businesses adapted to a rapidly changing urban environment.

Courtesy of Balcony Press The Bauhaus-inspired elevators in the grand foyer. ImageCourtesy of Balcony Press Detail drawing of gate. ImageCourtesy of Balcony Press A 1946 postcard with the Bullock’s Wilshire in the background. Imagevia digitalpostercollection.com +14

2016 International PUARL Conference

11:08 - 22 August, 2016
2016 International PUARL Conference

With the successful completion of the first three International PUARL Conferences at the University of Oregon in Portland in 2009, 2011, and 2013 (in cooperation with ARUS), and the latest conference carried out in cooperation with PURPLSOC, the "World Conference on Pattern Languages" at the Danube University of Krems in Austria in the summer of 2015, the PUARL Conference Series has reached a new level of interdisciplinary involvement and a new international format and organization. The annual conferences will continue to alternate between Europe and the US covering the large and growing body of work in the emerging discipline of Regenerative Processes in our Urban Environments. We at the Portland Urban Architecture Research Laboratory are therefore pleased to announce the next conference entitled "The Regenerative City."

Architecture Billings Index Moderates Slightly, Yet Remains Positive

16:00 - 21 August, 2016
Architecture Billings Index Moderates Slightly, Yet Remains Positive, via The American Institute of Architects (AIA)
via The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has reported that the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) has remained positive in July for the sixth consecutive month, and tenth out of the last twelve months as demand across all project types has continued to increase. The July ABI score was 51.5, down from 52.6 in June, but nonetheless still reflects an increase in design services, as any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings. The new projects inquiry index was 57.5, down from a mark of 58.6 the previous month.

Archtober 2016 Building of the Day: The Hudson Yards

11:23 - 21 August, 2016
Archtober 2016 Building of the Day: The Hudson Yards, Hudson Yards Related-Oxford
Hudson Yards Related-Oxford

Hudson Yards is the largest private real estate development in the nation’s history. The site itself will include 17 million square feet of commercial and residential space; more than 100 shops and restaurants, including New York City’s first Neiman Marcus and signature restaurants by Chefs Thomas Keller, José Andrés and Costas Spiliadis; approximately 4,000 residences; 14-acres of public open space; a new 750-seat public school and Equinox® branded luxury hotel with more than 200 rooms – all offering unparalleled amenities for residents, employees and guests. Ten Hudson Yards – home to Coach Inc., L’Oréal USA, SAP, The Boston Consulting Group, VaynerMedia, Intersection and Sidewalk Labs – opened in May 2016.

433 Broadway / RKTB Architects, P.C.

09:00 - 18 August, 2016
433 Broadway / RKTB Architects, P.C., © ESTO
© ESTO

© ESTO © ESTO © ESTO © ESTO +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    433 Broadway, New York, NY 10013, United States
  • Area

    45000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Frank Bros.: The Store That Modernized Modern

10:30 - 16 August, 2016
Frank Bros.: The Store That Modernized Modern

In January 2017, the University Art Museum will open the exhibition Frank Bros.: The Store That Modernized Modern. Long Beach retailer, Frank Bros. Furniture was the primary U.S. source for the most coveted mid-century design at the height of the modernist era, furnishing nearly half of the Case Study Houses for Arts & Architecture Magazine. The store emphasized the principles of aesthetics and functionality in furniture design, and blurred the boundaries between art, design, and commerce with their exhibitions, innovative graphic design, marketing, and public relations.

Frick Environmental Center / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

17:00 - 15 August, 2016
Frick Environmental Center / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, © Nic Lehoux
© Nic Lehoux

© Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux +21

The Latest LEGO® Architecture Set: The U.S. Capitol Building

11:00 - 15 August, 2016
The Latest LEGO® Architecture Set: The U.S. Capitol Building, Courtesy of LEGO®
Courtesy of LEGO®

LEGO® has unveiled the newest kit in their Architecture series: The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. Originally designed by architect William Thornton in 1793, the building has gone through several iterations, including the addition of its iconic white, cast-iron, neoclassical dome in 1866. The 1,032 piece LEGO® set portrays the building in its current form, with its “striking white, columned façade with its famous steps and lawns.”  The kit also features a removable dome, which, when lifted off, reveals “a detailed interior depicting the famous National Statuary Hall, complete with columns, statues and tiled floor.”

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Canstruction 2016

15:05 - 11 August, 2016
Canstruction 2016

Boston-area architects, engineers, contractors, designers, and students attending schools of architecture, engineering, and design participate in this annual charity event in which teams compete to display colossal sculptures made out of canned goods. Founded in 1992, Canstruction’s mission is to highlight the issue of hunger across communities, collect food for distribution to thousands and to showcase the creativity of the design industry.

The Paolo Soleri Amphitheater at the 2016 SITE Santa Fe Biennial

14:50 - 11 August, 2016
The Paolo Soleri Amphitheater at the 2016 SITE Santa Fe Biennial, The Paolo Soleri Amphitheater Gallery at the 2016 SITE Santa Fe Biennial
The Paolo Soleri Amphitheater Gallery at the 2016 SITE Santa Fe Biennial

SANTA FE—Architect Conrad Skinner’s five-year research project into the history of the Paolo Soleri Amphitheater plays a lead role in much wider than a line, SITE Santa Fe’s 2016 biennial dedicated to new art from the Americas. The exhibition which features 35 artists and two archival projects including Skinner’s, runs at SITE Santa Fe through January 8, 2017.