The Driehaus Prize founder talks bad architecture, foiling Frank Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial, and the "Hershey's Kiss" Lucas Museum. Richard Driehaus is best known in architecture circles as the founder of the Driehaus Prize, a $200,000 award given each year “to a living architect whose work embodies the highest ideals of traditional and classical architecture.”
Someone’s got to do it, if New York City is to have well-maintained parks beyond destination showplaces like Central Park and the High Line—and his name is Geoffrey Croft. Crain’s called him “an army of one.”
At the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center site, beneath the fountains conceived by Michael Arad and an entry pavilion by Snøhetta, Manhattan architects Davis Brody Bond created a series of inspiring spaces, set between the slurry wall of the original World Trade Center and equally powerful elements of their own devising.
Olajumoke Adenowo has been practicing architecture in Nigeria for more than a quarter of a century. Still, she became significantly better known when CNN named her “Africa’s star architect” in December, as part of a report on her Lagos-based practice, AD Consulting.
An exhibition at the Yale School of Architecture explores the early uses of digital tools in architecture. Greg Lynn No single tool has become more critical to architectural practice than the computer. In fewer than 30 years, CAD software and related products have become an entire industry by catering to the needs of designers. But the early years of architects’ use of digital tools are little known. Greg Lynn, founder of Greg Lynn FORM and a professor at UCLA, has curated exhibitions that explore this early architectural experimentation. The exhibition, the second of three on this theme, Archaeology of the
Perkins+Will maintains a Precautionary List, an index of building materials that can harm the human body. While mercury and lead’s impacts may be well understood, those of one ubiquitous set of chemicals have not been: flame-retardant chemicals. They are common in many architectural materials, from upholstery to insulation, and they slow the spread of fire in otherwise flammable substances. However, they also tend to escape into the environment and become absorbed in the human body, where they don’t break down. What results is a “body burden”: a cache of chemicals that has been linked to cancer, loss of IQ, and
The film crew, including Bassett (center) talks to John Boiler, CEO of 72andSunny, a design and advertising agency. By day the CEO of design and brand strategy firm Bassett & Partners, Tom Bassett moonlights as an occasional filmmaker. His first film, the 18-minute Connecting released in 2012, was co-produced by Microsoft Design and focused on the “Internet of Things.” His latest work is more ambitious. Briefly, a 26-minute film released for free online last month that explores how some uber-creatives work with, bend, manipulate, and subvert the document that kicks it all off—the project brief—to accomplish great end products. “We
David Mohney has taken a one-year-leave from the University of Kentucky College of Architecture to help create the Michael Graves School at Kean University, which will have two campuses, one in New Jersey and the other in Wenzhou, China.