Archinect - Features 2014-11-23T23:11:59-05:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/108577997/showcase-stadthaus-m1-by-barkow-leibinger Showcase: Stadthaus M1 by Barkow Leibinger Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-11T11:17:00-04:00 >2014-09-16T22:57:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ek/ekz61auapfosxzqw.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The subtle strength of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/704/barkow-leibinger-architects" target="_blank">Barkow Leibinger</a>'s&nbsp;<strong>Stadthaus M1</strong> derives from its passive house standards and connection to local environment. The basic polygonal form of the overall structure, which includes a hotel and street-level shops separate from apartments, is jointed by a &ldquo;pocket park&rdquo; that serves as a serene connector between the complex&rsquo;s private-public areas as well as a transition space to nearby streets. Located in the &ldquo;sustainable model district&rdquo; of Vauban in the already so-called &ldquo;green city&rdquo; of Freiburg, Germany, Stadthaus M1 is right at home aesthetically and ideologically.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/106114990/shitting-architecture-the-dirty-practice-of-waste-removal Shitting Architecture: the dirty practice of waste removal Nicholas Korody 2014-08-13T11:13:00-04:00 >2014-10-26T15:12:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gn/gnaai243sa2ps5d5.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In a recent episode of the Comedy Central show <em>Broad City, </em>protagonists Ilana and Abbi find themselves the inadvertent hosts of a hurricane party. Since the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, such impromptu events &ndash; a tradition in the American South in which people who cannot (or will not) evacuate gather together to drink and weather the storm &ndash; are increasingly appearing in television shows, revealing the degree to which global warming has infiltrated popular media. In this particular instance, Abbi finds out that the storm has shut off the plumbing at the exact moment that her neighbor-slash-crush arrives, and right after she&rsquo;s defecated.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/103711909/student-works-this-house-made-of-trash-teaches-a-lesson-in-green-housekeeping Student Works: This house made of trash teaches a lesson in green housekeeping Justine Testado 2014-08-04T10:10:00-04:00 >2014-08-11T16:30:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ji/ji3dwyrpbryyfm5h.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Waste House at the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/6434534/university-of-brighton" target="_blank">University of Brighton</a>'s Faculty of Arts is stated to be the UK's first permanently built home made of over 85% discarded materials, including 20,000 toothbrushes, 2,000 carpet tiles, and 4,000 plastic DVD cases. But its focus on student involvement in realizing the house is also worth noting. The project leader, <a href="http://www.bbm-architects.co.uk/" target="_blank">BBM Architects</a>' Director and University of Brighton Senior Lecturer Duncan Baker-Brown, collaborated with a total of 253 undergraduate students, apprentices, and volunteers in the designing and constructing of the Waste House. As students experimented with new applications for these everyday materials, they also learned that it doesn't just have to end up in a landfill.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/97260768/screen-print-12-the-cairo-review-s-future-of-the-city Screen/Print #12: The Cairo Review's "Future of the City" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-15T14:26:00-04:00 >2014-04-15T14:26:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x3/x3089tvol0zm1ore.jpg" width="514" height="719" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The American University in Cairo is an institution focused on global diplomacy and policy, attracting journalists, politicians, lawyers, academics and experts from all over the world. The <a href="http://www.aucegypt.edu/GAPP/CairoReview/Pages/AboutUs.aspx" target="_blank"><strong>Cairo Review of Global Affairs</strong></a>, the quarterly journal couched within the University's School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, serves as an authority on global affairs for both students and professionals.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/93316965/jason-pomeroy-the-city-time-traveller Jason Pomeroy, the "City Time Traveller" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-18T18:41:00-05:00 >2014-09-18T02:31:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7w/7w5y68r3c0pbasnk.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>City Time Traveller</strong>, a new travel show that spotlights architectural wonders throughout Asia, debuted earlier this month on Channel NewsAsia. Mixing city history and architectural heritage, the show is hosted by Jason Pomeroy, an architect, academic and urban planner based in Singapore. As an architect concerned primarily with ecological sustainability, Pomeroy focuses the show on places that have weathered time and conflict to persist and thrive today. Archinect spoke with Jason Pomeroy when the show just began airing, touching on his demanding filming schedule and work as an &ldquo;eco-architect&rdquo;.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/92247934/student-works-martin-mcsherry-s-vertical-graveyards Student Works: Martin McSherry's "Vertical Graveyards" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-12T10:06:00-05:00 >2014-02-17T21:56:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4a/4adx3ivhzsyp2ea9.jpg" width="514" height="211" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Martin McSherry&rsquo;s &ldquo;The Vertical Graveyards&rdquo; is a speculative proposal for a new infrastructure of death, mimicking the skyscraper as a symbol of expanding and densifying urban systems. Currently an MArch student at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, McSherry initially drafted the project as a proposal to the Nordic Association for Graveyards and Crematoria&rsquo;s &ldquo;The Graveyards of the Future&rdquo; competition. Imagining the cemetery as vertical and central, rather than horizontal and suburban, the project focuses less on design specifics and more on provoking a change in societal attitudes towards death.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/87164835/screen-print-2-the-petropolis-of-tomorrow Screen/Print #2: The Petropolis of Tomorrow Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-11-28T11:08:00-05:00 >2013-12-19T15:06:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mt/mty3rpj60qvzziwa.jpg" width="514" height="803" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/354209/screen-print" target="_blank"><em><strong>Screen/Print</strong></em></a> is an experimentation in translation across media, featuring a close-up digital look at printed architectural writing. Divorcing content from the physical page, the series lends a new perspective to nuanced architectural thought.</p> <p> For this issue, we&rsquo;re featuring <em>The Petropolis of Tomorrow</em>.</p> <p> Do you run an architectural publication? Are you particularly excited about an upcoming periodical? If you&rsquo;d like to submit a piece of writing to <em><strong>Screen/Print</strong></em>, please <a href="http://archinect.com/contact_us" target="_blank">send us a message</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/44552589/525-golden-gate-seismically-and-systematically-sustainable 525 Golden Gate Seismically and Systematically Sustainable Nam Henderson 2012-04-16T13:45:00-04:00 >2012-04-21T21:18:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/er/erfa0z1kyq0lscg1.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>by Nam Henderson</em></p> <p> One beneficial result derived from the public's growing familiarity with the phrase &ldquo;<em>green design</em>&rdquo; is a renewed examination of what defines green or sustainable design. Within the field of architectural design and construction, this prominence has inevitably prompted a conversation on the nature of sustainable architecture. The proliferation of superficially and systemically &ldquo;green&rdquo; buildings during the past decade has also spurred this dialogue. Specifically, I am referring to a range of normative practices including the use of green roofs, green walls, wind turbines, various integrated energy and graywater systems or solar panels, as well as industry standards like LEED, SITES, or BREEAM.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/38745416/contours-designing-the-green-roof CONTOURS: Designing the Green Roof Sherin Wing 2012-02-20T15:52:00-05:00 >2012-04-13T09:46:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u4/u4qk7h6beayzt26b.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In Germany, approximately 12% of all buildings have green rooftops. Here in the U.S., the percentage is far less and in fact, that number is not even officially documented. But it is on the rise. Some more well-known examples include the <a href="http://www.calacademy.org/academy/building/the_living_roof/" target="_blank">California Academy of Sciences</a> and the <a href="http://www.asla.org/ContentDetail.aspx?id=25362" target="_blank">American Society of Landscape Architects' HQ</a>. These are indeed admirable, but they are costly and difficult to replicate. Trying to persuade a client about the benefits of relatively inexpensive, passive, more sustainable building strategies is difficult enough and honestly a green roof is anything but.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/35533857/contours-new-energy-efficient-technologies-part-ii CONTOURS: New, Energy-Efficient Technologies, Part II Sherin Wing 2012-01-23T18:01:00-05:00 >2012-01-23T20:45:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bz/bz0icgo1cox9zhu9.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>Continued from CONTOURS: New, Energy-Efficient Technologies, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/33911556/contours-new-energy-efficient-technologies-part-1" target="_blank">Part 1</a>:</em></p> <p> This week, we examine some very advanced technological developments on the <em>active</em> technology front that may potentially lead to more efficient and cheaper photovoltaic panels.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/33911556/contours-new-energy-efficient-technologies-part-1 CONTOURS: New, Energy-Efficient Technologies, Part 1 Sherin Wing 2012-01-09T14:11:00-05:00 >2012-01-17T14:32:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k6/k6410y5jqyb4xk5h.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Smart and energy efficient is the new<em>-ish</em> approach for many architecture and design firms these days. The problem for the last decade has been that trying to persuade clients to incorporate some of these strategies into their needs has been difficult. Why? The prohibitive costs of implementing advanced technology-based elements into building design. PV panels are the first to come to mind. And when the cost is <em>perceived</em> as prohibitive by the client, firms balk at pushing them.</p>