The design world lost a luminary when IDEO co-founder Bill Moggridge passed away over the weekend. Best known for inventing the clam-shell fold of the laptop computer, Moggridge pioneered interactive design throughout his career...
Los Angeles's Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) has announced that trustee Frank Gehry and his wife Berta have established the $100,000 Gehry Prize, an annual award to be given to the best thesis project. The inaugural prize will be awarded this Sunday, September 9th at SCI-Arc's Graduate Thesis Weekend. Read the full release below.
Bloomberg architecture critic and Record contributor James Russell reports that Facebook has sought out some serious starpower for an addition to its recently opened Menlo Park, California headquarters. The ubiquitous social network has hired household name Frank Gehry to design a new building to be located across a highway from its existing complex—the former Sun Microsystems campus was recently converted into a code geek’s paradise by Gensler’s San Franciso office.
New York’s High Line may be the most lauded urban park in the United States in recent memory, but yesterday, Jeremiah Moss (of Vanishing New York fame) offered a different take on the project in a New York Times op-ed. “The High Line has become a tourist-clogged catwalk and a catalyst for some of the most rapid gentrification in the city’s history,” he wrote of the James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro project.
Photo courtesy Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, NY, 31-NEYO, 78-8Today marks the 50th anniversary of a protest by an impressive roster of architects, including Peter Samton, Philip Johnson, and Norval White, against the demolition of Penn Station.
Photo from World Architecture NewsPeter Murray has been wearing a t-shirt with the names of all of the architecture firms responsible for Olympic Park in protest of the gag order that doesn't allow them to promote their designs unless they have sponsored the Games.
A summer storm tore through New York City last Thursday night. With it came a lightning strike to the 170-year-old Episcopal Christ Church in Brooklyn, a landmark building by Richard Upjohn, architect of Trinity Church in Manhattan, as well as several other landmark structures. The strike brought down large stones from the
For museums, performance centers, and other arts organizations all over the country, expanding into new trophy facilities has had mixed outcomes, according to a report just released by the Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago, with many institutions finding themselves unable to pay the bills once their new homes had opened.
The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) unveiled its new $50-million performance space today, a 40,000-square-foot brick edifice designed by H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture. Attached to the back of part of a historic 1928 former Salvation Army building, the venue will host experimental shows by lesser-known artists and offer expanded educational facilities.
At a small gathering at his Manhattan office today, Thomas Phifer unveiled his firm’s design of the $64 million expansion of the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY. Construction will begin tomorrow and is slated for completion in 2014.