понедељак, 07. октобар 2013.

INSIDE World Festival of Interiors 2013 - Award Category Winners


INSIDE World Festival of Interiors — currently at full swing in Singapore — has selected its day 1 and 2 award winners from 59 outstanding interior projects accross 12 award categories [...]. The winners will now compete against each to win the award for Best Interior Design of 2013.

Mapo Oil Reserve Base competition - First place entry by Sunggi Park and Hyemin Jang


The Public Development Center of the Seoul Metropolitan Government recently announced the winners for "The first step to changing the Mapo Oil Reserve Base" international competition. The ideas competition challenged student and professional participants to repurpose the Mapo Oil Reserve Base in Sangam, Seoul, South Korea, which has been out of use for the past 10 years. Sunggi Park, a graduate student at Harvard Graduate School of Design, and Hyemin Jang, an undergraduate architecture student at Cornell University, won the first prize of $10,000 for their project "Resonance of Light."

Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman & Associates releases Gwathmey Siegel Buildings and Projects 2002-2012


Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman & Associates Architects is pleased to announce the release of Gwathmey Siegel Buildings and Projects 2002-2012, a new monograph, published by Rizzoli and edited by Group C, Inc. The new volume celebrates the firm’s ongoing legacy as a leading force in the modernist tradition. The text is by renowned architectural critic and historian Kenneth Frampton who cites his lecture “Gwathmey Siegel: Form and Counterform,” which he presented at the opening of the acclaimed Yale University School of Architecture exhibition, Gwathmey Siegel: Inspiration and Transformation. The exquisite collection of projects highlights recent notable works including the United States Mission to the United Nations, the Yale Arts Complex, the W New York Downtown and W Hoboken Hotels, as well as a curated selection of academic buildings, signature private homes, museums and high-rise residential. The book covers the last years of work by firm co-founder, Charles Gwathmey and explores th...

From fields to global tech hub


Look outside the world-class offices and luxury homes, and little works – not the sanitation, the power supply, or even the public transport. Every company is like a self-contained island. They have backups for everything – water, electricity and food Shilpa Kannan visited Gurgaon, the centre of India’s outsourcing and IT services goldrush, to explore the effects of the economic boom. However, despite the economic growth, the city is unplanned and therefore faces numerous challenges when it comes to meeting the basic needs of it's citizens.

In the end, turmoil over Grand Avenue plan could help the design


The chaos surrounding the Grand Avenue redevelopment may turn out to be a good thing — at least for Frank Gehry and quite possibly for the project as a whole. LA County Supervisor Gloria Molina and the Grand Avenue Authority surprised developer Related Cos. last week by severely criticizing and temporarily rejecting its plan for a retail complex crowned by hotel, apartment and condo towers.

Apple headquarters plan moves forward; Foster + Partners seek architects in Cupertino


The Planning Commission in Cupertino, where Apple has its current headquarters, endorsed the project this week. It now goes to the City Council, which is expected to vote on it on Oct. 15. As news spreads that Apple's new Cupertino headquarters moves closer to approval, Foster + Partners pushes forward with recruiting architects for the high-profile California project.

A Famous Person’s 5-Step Guide to Becoming an Architect


For our soon-to-be new pals Kayne, Brad and any other super-famous, ridiculously wealthy, mega-stars looking to become architects out there, here is BUILD’s Famous Person’s 5-Step Guide to Becoming an Architect: 1. Your new wardrobe budget is $175. 2. Your personability is too personal. 3. Dumb-down your life experiences. 4. You’re still too young. 5. Less bling, more books Becoming an architect is the new luxury product, but are celebrities ready to downgrade their lives?