The Architect’s Newspaper will be in Miami this week for a slew of art and design events including Art Basel, Unbuilt, Design Miami, the Salone del Mobile preview, and launches of the new Institute of Contemporary Art and limited edition Ducati motorcycle. We have received a huge digital and paper file of official press releases but there may be scattered events and launches that have not landed on our desk. Is there anything the AN audience should know about on the edges of the official events? What are we missing? Let us know here in the comments below or tell us about your design highlights of the week!
Monday, November 16, 2015
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The nation’s first all cross-laminated timber (CLT) hotel, built on the site of a former Army troop barracks at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama, is expected to open by the end of the year. The 62,688 sq. ft., four story building known as Candlewood Suites, will house on-post military members, their families and all government travellers to the area.
CLT, a next-generation building material made from several layers of glued lumber stacked crosswise, provides dimensional stability, strength and rigidity to a building system. The mass timber product is well suited for floors, walls and roofs, and because the panels are prefabricated off-site, it allows for speedy construction. CLT was an obvious choice for the Redstone Arsenal project, according to Jeff Morrow, program manager at Lend Lease. “We specified CLT because it was a better solution than conventional building materials. CLT provided faster and safer installation while meeting stringent design needs. More than 1,533 CLT panels were installed in just 11 weeks with an 11 man crew and the project was built to surpass highly restrictive military blast requirements. CLT is an innovative means to do more with less.”
For more on CLT and other mass timber building systems, visit reThink Wood.
Though the proposed 90 story resort casino with on-site yacht parking will bring many amenities to Jersey City, that development will not include a library. Perhaps in response to this shortcoming, Jersey City is bringing education out of classrooms and into public spaces with a small-scale, semi-permanent library.
In the southwest London borough of Kingston upon Thames, police officers were left giggling at the sight of walking traffic cones early last Sunday morning. The police file even read: “Males dressed as traffic cones, blocking the street like traffic cones.” However, the Evening Standard has revealed that the act isn’t just a drunken parade, rather a protest against Über car service.
The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum started awarding a yearly Design Award in 2000. The award is a jury-selected process that includes among its ten categories honors for Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Design, and for Lifetime Achievement that has been won by architects.
Storefront’s Critical Halloween to explore the idea of “DEMO” at a historic Lower Manhattan firehouse
This October, the Storefront for Art and Architecture will host its annual Critical Halloween party in tandem with its ever-fascinating costume competition. The event will be held at the historic DCTV firehouse and engine bay in Lower Manhattan and will have a “DEMO” theme, with a prize for the best costume.
According to Moving Together Providence has the potential to be a “world model for urban design.” That is of course, if the city decides to go ahead with their ambitious proposal of tearing up the 6/10 connector which joins Routes 6 and 10 between Olneyville and the interchange with Interstate 95, replacing it with a bicycle- and bus-friendly green boulevard.