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see more Frank and Ike

Another month, another wounded architect. This time, it isn’t due to the recession resentments of Spanish leftists, it’s conservative Washingtonians who want a monument to Dwight Eisenhower that’s lot more conventional than the one proposed by Frank Gehry. They don’t seem to like any of the “isms” of the past century or so. We find out who wins this coming Friday.

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03.06.12 in architects 

Architect / protaganist: Gehry Partners

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see more open website in same window Stonehenge might even start

stonehenge visitors centre

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05.09.11 in buildings architects

Architect / protaganist: Denton Corker Marshall [DCM]

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see more open website in same window Max Pritchard interview

As part of last week’s Plan radio show, South Australian architect Max Pritchard gave a long interview about his career and recent attempts to address the project home, which met with mild success. Worth lending a spare ear to.

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05.09.11 in audio-clips architects

Architect / protaganist: Max Pritchard

see more open website in same window Tribute

Some very sad news. On Sunday Lena Yali (Troppo Darwin) and Kevin Taylor (Taylor Cullity Lethlean) died in a car accident near Darwin. Last night Greg McNamara (Troppo Darwin) also died. Here is an ABC interview from this morning, an interview with Richard Layton from AIA NT, and a written tribute from Phil Harris, who was able to walk away from the crash.

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11.08.11 in architects 

see more open website in same window Phyllis Murphy on wallpaper

Phyllis Murphy discussing wallpaper

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23.07.11 in architects heritage

page listing related:   in  Australia   Victoria  
 

see more open website in same window Ai Weiwei

Chinese architect Ai Weiwei was detained at an airport in China in early April and is still locked up without charge. BD Online surveys the attitudes of architects working in China on the arrest.

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24.05.11 in architects 

Architect / protaganist: fake

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see more open website in same window Fumihiko Maki interview

Fenella Kernebone of Arts Nation speaking with Fumihiko Maki in April 2011, shortly after his appearance at the AIA national conference in Melbourne. Most of the discussion is about the recent earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan.

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11.05.11 in architects video-clips

Architect / protaganist: Maki and Associates

see more Marcus White emerges

University of Melbourne lecturer Dr Marcus White has been named the inaugural National Emerging Architect of the Year at the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards ceremony, run by the AIA.

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25.03.11 in architects awards

Architect / protaganist: HAW Harrison & White

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see more Bruce Rickard dies

Sydney architect Bruce Rickard died last week, at the age of 80, after a long career turning out very good residential work. Here are a few links.

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30.09.10 in architects 

Architect / protaganist: Bruce Rickard + Associates

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see more open website in same window Bridges over the railway

steven holl's melbourne bridges
Stumbled upon this 1979 proposal by Steven Holl to span over the Melbourne rail yards with a series of Ponte Vecchio inspired buildings-as-bridges. Kind of nice, post Federation Square, to remember the nature of the rail yards then, though half his bridges span from nowhere to nowhere in particular. The proposal is shown here together with another similar one for New York’s Highline – since made schmick by Diller, Scofio and Renfro.

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01.08.10 in architects theory

see more open website in same window Cardboard for Haiti

ban

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15.05.10 in architects 

Architect / protaganist: Shigeru Ban Architects

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see more open website in same window Raimund Abraham

Cultural forum model

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26.03.10 in architects 

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see more open website in same window John Portman's support

john portman

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12.02.10 in architects developers

Architect / protaganist: John Portman & Associates

page listing related:   in  United States   Georgia   Atlanta  
 

see more open website in same window Greg Lynn on crystals

Greg Lynn does some cyrstal curtains for a crystal-making sponsor. 2,000,000 crystals welded into sails. Just what we need. The net effect is surprisingly unsurprising (on video at least). Lynn sounds remarkably polite when asked by the interviewer whether he had to work with an… architect to do the project.

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28.01.10 in architects video-clips

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see more open website in same window Will lies

He didn’t leave his own firm to become a painter, because the planners were horrible to him. He was secretly going corporate. Comments at AJ are not on his side. This one is very British:
“What a trumped up little fart.”

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02.10.09 in architects 

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see more open website in same window Bjarke Ingels speeds

As Bjarke Ingels demonstrates in this recent video , he can speak English faster than most native speakers. Here he motors through his new behind-the-scenes comic book, the Shanghai pavilion, that Mountain, and some new mountains in Azerbaijan.

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20.09.09 in architects video-clips

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see more open website in same window Strange?

Following on from several other newspapers’ reviews of local architecture, Adelaide Now profiles a few ‘strange’ and ‘bizarre’ built in South Australia. The freak show includes this number from levitating architect and builder Shane Hendricks.

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19.09.09 in architects 

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see more Maddison Grandness

Peter Maddison, of Maddison Architects , is host of the Australian Grand Designs.
TV TONIGHT

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08.09.09 in architects 

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see more open website in same window Competitions burn you out

Peter Davidson ( Lab Architecture Studio ), in conversation with Michael Ostwald just before the Lab exhibition “Draw the Line” opened last month at the NGV.

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25.08.09 in architects competitions

Architect / protaganist: Lab architecture studio

page listing related:   in  Australia   Victoria   Melbourne  
 

see more open website in same window Cutting the tape

Architects embroiled in planning or heritage merry-go-rounds might find this article in the NYT warms the cockles. Read how architect Wilfred Armster landed a ‘monstrous’ spaceship condo in a historic streetscape in Connecticut by giving a ‘Jimmy Stewart’ speech to a crowded town hall.

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14.08.09 in architects 

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