Qatari officials considering an underwater TV station, among other outlandish pitches, as its $200 billion 2022 World Cup approaches

Other
Friday, May 29, 2015
.
(Courtesy Arabian Business)

(Courtesy Arabian Business)

Seven years away and already commanding a reported $200 billion budget in preparations, the FIFA World Cup 2022 has Qatari officials deliberating over proposals for an underwater TV station. Los Angeles–based artificial reef and aquarium design firm Reef Worlds is pushing designs for a $30 million underwater broadcast studio which, post–World Cup, will be turned into a public aquarium.

Continue reading after the jump.

Why a florist in Detroit filled this abandoned house with flowers

"The Flower House" in Hamtramck, Detroit by florist Lisa Waud. (Heather Saunders Photography)

“The Flower House” in Hamtramck, Detroit by florist Lisa Waud. (Heather Saunders Photography)

Detroit florist Lisa Waud wants to give abandoned homes in her city a chance to bloom once more before they are demolished. Her project, The Flower House, had its trial run this month, when the Huffington Post reported she leaned out the second-story window of an abandoned house overlooking a Detroit freeway, and sprinkled white flower petals on spectators gathered below.

Continue reading after the jump.

Zaha Hadid unveils these icicle-inspired chandeliers made from light-catching, curvy fins

Design, International
Friday, May 29, 2015
.
"Aria Transparent." (Courtesy ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS & SLAMP)

“Aria Transparent.” (Courtesy ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS & SLAMP)

Zaha Hadid, the starchitect behind this sand-dune inspired headquarters in the United Arab Emirates, a high-design billboard in London, a parametric casino in China, and these uncomfortable-looking high heels, has introduced a new line of lighting fixtures for the Italian lighting company SLAMP.

Continue reading after the jump.

High performance facade design is on the rise in Houston, says Jorge Muñoz

HOK's Sysco headquarters building in Houston. (Hequals2henry / Wikimedia Commons)

HOK’s Sysco headquarters building in Houston. (Whisper To Me / Wikimedia Commons)

As founding principal of Muñoz Albin, Jorge Muñoz has a unique global perspective on high performance facade design. Based in Houston, the firm’s earliest projects were located overseas. “In the last 20 plus years, we have worked and continue to work on projects in Western Europe, where there is a tradition of more generous budgets on building envelopes as well as more flexible user and developer demands on efficiency,” said Muñoz.

Read More

High-Design Parking Garage by IwamotoScott

Brought to you with support from:
facadeplus_logo1
IwamotoScott crafted a digitally-fabricated aluminum skin for a Miami Design District parking garage. (Courtesy IwamotoScott)

IwamotoScott crafted a digitally-fabricated aluminum skin for a Miami Design District parking garage. (Courtesy IwamotoScott)

Digitally-fabricated folded aluminum screen animates a utilitarian structure.

In the Miami Design District, even the parking garages are works of art. The recently completed City View Garage is no exception, thanks in part to a folded aluminum facade designed by IwamotoScott.
Read More

World Science Festival in New York City lets you listen to the sounds of satellites from the comfort of your home planet

Architecture, Design, East
Thursday, May 28, 2015
.
The NASA Orbit Pavilion. (Courtesy World Science Festival)

The NASA Orbit Pavilion. (Courtesy World Science Festival)

If you live in New York City, or are in town this weekend, you might want to check out the World Science Festival, specifically the NASA Orbit Pavilion currently located on NYU’s Gould Plaza.

COntinue reading after the jump.

ISIS says it will not destroy the ancient architecture Syria’s ruined city of Palmyra

(Courtesy UNESCO/Ron Van Oers)

(Courtesy UNESCO/Ron Van Oers)

ISIS forces occupying the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria have stated in a video message posted to YouTube Wednesday that they do not intend to bulldoze the architecture, but will “pulverize” unspecified statues they believe were worshipped by “miscreants” in the past.

Continue reading after the jump.

Another supertall tower to rise in Manhattan’s increasingly crowded supertall district

1 Park Lane. (Witkoff)

1 Park Lane. (Witkoff)

If you guessed that the newest luxury tower planned for Midtown, Manhattan would be very tall, skinny, and glassy then you, wise architectural observer, are correct. But don’t be too proud of your guessing skills—predicting that a luxury New York City skyscraper will be a glass-wrapped giant is like guessing Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee. It’s too easy is what we’re saying.

Meet New York’s latest tower after the jump.

Step inside COOKFOX’s new Brooklyn tower complex

The Affordable Building. (Courtesy Field Condition)

The Affordable Building. (Courtesy Field Condition)

Prolific construction watcher Field Condition recently toured phase two of COOKFOX‘s under-construction City Point development in Downtown Brooklyn. The firm’s new pair of towers are already standing out in Brooklyn’s bummer of a skyline with their non-glass facades and series of setbacks.

Read More

Architects will soon suspend this cellulose fiber canopy made from discarded paper in Boston

(Image courtesy of Bigger than a Breadbox competition)

(Image courtesy of Bigger than a Breadbox competition)

Recognizing architects’ increased use of installations for experimentation and prototyping, the “Bigger than a Breadbox, Smaller than a Building” competition awards project proposals that use the medium for spatial exploration.

Continue reading after the jump.

Constantin Boym named Industrial Design Chair at Pratt Institute

Design, East, Shft+Alt+Del
Thursday, May 28, 2015
.
Constantin Boym. (Markus Elblaus)

Constantin Boym. (Markus Elblaus)

Designer Constantin Boym has been named as the Industrial Design Chair within the School of Design at the Pratt Institute. Boym founded the award-winning design studio, Boym Partners, which he runs alongside Laurene Leon Boym, and was a professor and director of graduate design studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar from 2010–2012.

“Professor Boym has an impressive history as a designer in the industry and within academia, and I look forward to him bringing his wealth of experience to Pratt,” said Pratt Institute Design Dean Anita Cooney in a statement. “I am confident that his critical, experimental approach to design will build upon the Department’s history of excellence and innovation.”

Boym will assume his new role on July 13.

 

Monica Ponce de Leon named next dean of Princeton University’s School of Architecture

Architecture, East, Shft+Alt+Del
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
.
Monica Ponce de Leon. (Photo by Adam Smith)

Monica Ponce de Leon. (Adam Smith)

Monica Ponce de Leon has been tapped as the next dean of Princeton University‘s School of Architecture. She will assume the prestigious role on January 1, 2016.

Continue reading after the jump.

Page 1 of 52612345...102030...Last »

Advertise on The Architect's Newspaper.

Submit your competitions for online listing.

Submit your events to AN's online calendar.




Archives

Categories

Copyright © 2015 | The Architect's Newspaper, LLC | AN Blog Admin Log in. The Architect's Newspaper LLC, 21 Murray Street 5th Floor | New York, New York 10007 | tel. 212.966.0630
Creative Commons License