"Our warning was not heeded" the firm says. Japanese officials are finding out that breaking up is hard to do, especially with Zaha Hadid. Today the starchitect's London-based firm Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) issued a 1,440 word statement to "set the record straight" regarding its ouster from the National Stadium design in Tokyo. The rebuttal comes after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced July 17 that the stadium design would "start over from zero" after contending with costs soaring upwards of $2 billion, which many attributed to ZHA's bombastic plan.ZHA begs to differ.In the statement, the firm asserts that its
Image courtesy Studio Museum/Adjaye Associates The Studio Museum in Harlem will replace its current facilities with a proposed building by David Adjaye. To ring in its 50th anniversary, the Studio Museum in Harlem has unveiled the design for a new home by architect David Adjaye. Image courtesy Studio Museum The existing museum is located in a 19th-century building renovated by J. Max Bond Jr. “[This project] is about a powerful urban resonance, drawing on the architectural tropes of Harlem and celebrating the history and culture of this extraordinary neighborhood,” Adjaye said.
After nearly three years of fierce criticism, revisions, budget cuts, and soaring costs, plans for a Zaha Hadid-designed Olympic stadium in Tokyo—an 80,000-seat stingray-like arena set to rise 20 stories in the city’s heart—has been cancelled.
Although clouds gathered above MoMA PS1’s courtyard Tuesday, it was evident—despite intermittent showers—nothing would rain on architect Andrés Jaque’s parade. “COSMO is ready to party!” he declared. COSMO, the winning proposal for this year’s Young Architects Program (YAP) pavilion, was designed by Jaque’s Madrid and New York-based firm, Office for Political Innovation and will serve as a colossal canopy for the museum’s Warm Up concert series, as well as a self-contained ecosystem that will filter 3,000 gallons of water. In short, COSMO is the architectural love child of a disco ball and a science project.This is the 16th year of
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation announced the winning design for its proposed museum in Helsinki: a scheme of low-slung, pavilion-like volumes designed by Paris-based firm, Moreau Kusunoki Architects.
The U.S. Department of State announced today that the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning will organize the U.S. Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Bienniale.