Archinect - News 2016-05-04T23:07:00-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149943753/hudson-yards-could-generate-nearly-19b-for-new-york-city-study-claims Hudson Yards could generate nearly $19B for New York City, study claims Alexander Walter 2016-05-04T17:53:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T18:05:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u9/u9l2wcu3joy42qkx.jpg" width="514" height="279" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A study commissioned by the developer indicated that total economic output of the companies projected to occupy Hudson Yards will contribute $18.9 billion to the city's gross domestic product. [...] Many projections in the report are also contingent on a host of economic indicators in the city, including demand for Class A office space. Out of the 10.4 million square feet Related will have to lease up, so far it has locked in commitments from tenants for 4 million square feet.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Hudson Yards project previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942421/welcome-to-the-hudson-yards-c-2019-the-world-s-most-ambitious-smart-city-experiment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Welcome to the Hudson Yards, c. 2019: the world's most ambitious "smart city" experiment</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147663869/big-s-concept-for-a-spiraling-landscape-tower-in-nyc-s-hudson-yards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG's concept for a spiraling-landscape tower in NYC's Hudson Yards</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96639885/a-plan-to-build-skyscrapers-that-barely-touch-the-ground" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Plan to Build Skyscrapers That Barely Touch the Ground</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943710/how-jane-jacobs-continues-to-be-an-influential-force-in-city-planning How Jane Jacobs continues to be an influential force in city planning Justine Testado 2016-05-04T14:19:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T18:00:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mk/mkvr3w2krj0f65hl.jpg" width="514" height="371" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>She would ask us to look at the consequences of these sub-economies for the city &ndash; for its people, its neighbourhoods, and the visual orders involved...Talking with Jacobs, it became clear that community battles were, for her, simply part of a wider inquiry as she sought to better understand, and develop concepts for, the role of cities in the economy.</p></em><br /><br /><p>And if you haven't already noticed it, there's <a href="http://google.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a special Google Doodle</a> celebrating Jacobs' 100th birthday.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ly/lyiqow9m56qtyq6z.jpg"></p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942780/u-s-transportation-secretary-foxx-on-the-troubled-relationship-between-infrastructure-and-race-we-ought-to-do-it-better-than-we-did-it-the-last-time" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx on the troubled relationship between infrastructure and race: "We ought to do it better than we did it the last time"</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140944999/a-closer-look-at-the-often-complicated-relationship-between-placemaking-and-gentrification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A closer look at the often complicated relationship between placemaking and gentrification</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127114495/built-for-humans-bryce-t-bauer-interviews-sharon-zukin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Built for Humans: Bryce T. Bauer interviews Sharon Zukin</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98609735/robert-moses-vs-jane-jacobs-the-opera" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Moses vs. Jane Jacobs: The Opera</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943704/north-carolina-loses-aia-conference-due-to-anti-lgbt-hb2-bill-passage North Carolina loses AIA conference due to anti-LGBT HB2 bill passage Julia Ingalls 2016-05-04T13:51:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T19:27:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/81/81r2yefa92iayc0i.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Wilmington officials say the cancellation of an architect business conference due to HB2 will cost the city nearly $1 million. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced Monday it will nix its three-day conference scheduled for later this fall at the Wilmington Convention Center. AIA officials cited the passage of HB2 as the reason for the cancellation.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Being a bigot isn't just ridiculous&mdash;it's costly! Supposedly pro-business Republican senators in North Carolina have managed to drive away Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, and now the AIA thanks to their passage of HB2, which <a href="http://www.towleroad.com/2016/04/democratic-lawmakers-north-carolina-file-bill-repeal-hb-2/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Towelroad</a> describes as a bill that "bans all local LGBT rights ordinances in the state" while introducing "some of the most draconian anti-trans 'bathroom regulations' in the U.S." Talk about pissing it all away...</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u4/u4mna09hnxwr95qe.jpg"></p><p>For more on the fight for equality:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140470448/toilets-for-everyone-the-politics-of-inclusive-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toilets for everyone: the politics of inclusive design</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937477/mapping-transgender-friendly-bathrooms-in-hostile-north-carolina" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mapping transgender-friendly bathrooms in hostile North Carolina</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934132/as-gayborhoods-gentrify-lgbtq-people-move-into-conservative-america" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As "gayborhoods" gentrify, LGBTQ people move into conservative America</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943681/forgotten-spaceships-of-po-valley Forgotten Spaceships of Po Valley Orhan Ayyüce 2016-05-04T13:30:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T13:40:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nh/nhvmnqlw4i39h1jh.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rem Koolhaas, in an infamous essay from 1995, goes straight to the point: &lsquo;the style of choice (of suburbia) is postmodern, and will always remain so&rsquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>'In the post-war period most of the middle class of northern Italy looked straightforwardly towards the future and refused to be &lsquo;contaminated&rsquo; by tradition. The best experimental designs by Franco Albini, Ignazio Gardella, Carlo Scarpa and Gianni Avon were inspired by the strong need for individual representation of these stubbornly progressive self-made men. This state of things was bound not to last. Starting from the early seventies, as migration flows from the city to its suburbs increased steadily, the need for a mass production of single-family houses emerged. Architects were ready to give up quality and exclusiveness in favour of quantity and repetition: the so-called&nbsp;<em>villetta</em>&nbsp;was born, accompanied by an update of its owners&rsquo; lifestyle."&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943339/archinect-s-critical-round-up-of-sn-hetta-s-sfmoma-addition Archinect's critical round-up of Snøhetta's SFMOMA addition Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-04T13:19:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T16:11:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zd/zdq8pvkjetxplm35.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>While not open to the public until May 14, the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/11088/sfmoma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">San Francisco Museum of Modern Art</a> has officially unveiled its completed redesign to the press: a massive, iceberg-like addition by Sn&oslash;hetta, conjoined to the original Mario Botta pomo building.</p><p>The redesign is a boon to exhibition space in the museum: Sn&oslash;hetta's 235,000-square-foot expansion more than doubles the space of the original building, and allows for "art-filled free-to-the-public galleries". In total, that amounts to more gallery space than what the eastern-coast's MoMA has. While much of Botta's original building was left more or less the same, the staircase in the entrance atrium was adapted by Sn&oslash;hetta to adjust to a projected increase in visitor traffic.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ub/ubj7sxh7kchclmyl.jpg"></p><p>Julia Ingalls attended the press preview; look for her take later this week. Meanwhile, here's what the other critics are saying:</p><p><a href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-sfmoma-expansion-review-architecture-20160428-column.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christopher Hawthorne</a> for the&nbsp;<em>Los Angeles Times</em>&nbsp;is at once pleased by Sn&oslash;hetta's design and disappointed by the new museum writ large:</p><p><em>Around back...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943697/norman-foster-s-secret-garden-a-tour-of-foster-partners-maggie-s-center Norman Foster's secret garden: a tour of Foster + Partners' Maggie's Center Julia Ingalls 2016-05-04T13:07:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T13:33:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ky/kyior382ytrvifzk.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Cancer survivor Lord Norman Foster gave HRH Duchess of Cornwall a tour of his newly completed Maggie's Center in his hometown of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941146/inflatable-museum-to-provide-additional-learning-support-to-disadvantaged-areas-of-manchester" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manchester</a> at the cancer facility's official opening April 27th, showing her a design that emphasizes natural light and a connection to nature. This has lead to numerous sliding glass doors and walls throughout the rectilinear plan, as well as the intention to plant vines on the signature triangular timber frame. Additionally, each treatment and counselling room comes with its own private garden.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q5/q5dx5l8ruh32xewk.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/85/85b6brkfnnasz5ya.jpg"></p><p>As Foster noted, "Our aim in Manchester, the city of my youth, was to create a building that is welcoming, friendly and without any of the institutional references of a hospital or health centre &ndash; a light-filled, homely space where people can gather, talk or simply reflect. That is why throughout the building there is a focus on natural light, greenery and views; with a greenhouse to provide fresh flowers, and an emphasis on the therapeutic qualities of nature and ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943687/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-90 Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #90 Justine Testado 2016-05-04T12:59:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T13:00:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/72/72cmyozhzrm6eojs.jpg" width="514" height="395" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Heads up to all you job seekers and active employers. Archinect's&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;Weekly Round-Up is up and running once again. If you've been following the feature on Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work.</p><p>In case you missed them, here are some of the latest&nbsp;<em>EOTD-</em>featured firms:</p><p>1. <a href="http://archinect.com/laguarda.low" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>LaGuarda.Low Architects</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153946238872247.1073743331.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/laguarda.low/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e4/e49ybi6dyrpzmqjd.jpg"></p><p>2. <a href="http://archinect.com/terreform" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Terreform ONE</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153975168472247.1073743342.159112812246&amp;type=3&amp;uploaded=2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149941404/architectural-research-fellow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Research Fellow</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ty/tyao31iasv0qjfkw.jpg"></p><p>3.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/15761943/fer-studio-llp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>(fer) studio</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153964369857247.1073743338.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149934275/project-associate-rhino-revit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Project Associate &mdash; Rhino &amp; Revit</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/69/698r1j5qwz48u65r.jpg"></p><p>4. <a href="http://archinect.com/clarknexsen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Clark Nexsen</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153895315452247.1073743316.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/clarknexsen/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0y/0y16r8k6nyjix1or.jpg"></p><p>5. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/149943444/clutch-design-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Clutch Design Studio</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153973210967247.1073743341.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149943456/architectural-intern" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Intern</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5o/5obpz1anr1p4l1yv.jpg"></p><p>6. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/28931566/urban-land-institute" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Urban Land Institute</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153971616612247.1073743339.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149943304/associate-uli-san-francisco" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Associate, ULI San Francisco</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/51/518pclvmqhjpy2dl.jpg"></p><p>Keep track of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/369546/employer-of-the-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Employer of the Day</em></a>&nbsp;by liking Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>&nbsp;or follow the&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;<a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/employer-of-the-day/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest board</a>.</p><p>Need job-hunting or hiring ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943677/london-design-festival-has-revealed-a-host-of-installations-for-2016 London Design Festival has revealed a host of installations for 2016 Ellen Hancock 2016-05-04T12:29:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T13:34:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a2/a2851d4412ca66a43861e1b34d4d83bb.jpg" width="514" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Installations announced for LDF 2016 include a giant curved walkway made of sustainable wood, a takeover of a disused stairwell and sit-in boxes that aim to address the housing crisis. The Smile, designed by Alison Brooks Architects, is an outdoor installation supported by the American Hardwood Export Council and ARUP, and is a 36m-long curved rectangular tube made from sustainable timber.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here are some more of this years offerings:</p><p>&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/97/97800ca569008fbb8ccd4f92a5870dbe.jpg"></p><p>Baboushka Boxes are design by dRMM and supported by financial company Legal &amp; General as well as the homeless charity Shelter.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0a/0a8fbd0c94ca210e9a2fcf2fedb1a4a5.jpg"></p><p>Created by consultancy Gilthero and supported by Italian watch maker Panerai, The Green Room will be based in a stairwell at the V&amp;A and explores the concept of time.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d0/d0b544f590e14cc6618f1b5eaf2b0a4e.jpg"></p><p>The much discussed crazy gold course conceived by Sir Paul Smith which still needs to raise&nbsp;&pound;120,000 through Kickstarter to happen.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/32/32adcd4f8f4c08b4c213c076d531bfb8.jpg"></p><p>Already announced the live robotically sculpted canopy at the V&amp;A.</p><p>For related installations, check these out:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941702/v-a-east-project-update" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">V&amp;A East project update</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147370049/london-s-v-a-to-host-a-robot-construction-team-this-summer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's V&amp;A to host a robot construction team this summer</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136811349/100-renderings-of-ideas-to-solve-london-s-housing-crisis-released" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">100 renderings of ideas to solve London's housing crisis released</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/139482631/in-tempestuous-london-design-leads-the-evolution-archinect-s-report-from-the-front-lines-of-the-london-design-festival" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In tempestuous London, design leads the evolution: Archinect's report from the front lines of the London Design Festival</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943543/italian-government-assigns-1b-to-cultural-preservation Italian government assigns €1B to cultural preservation Justine Testado 2016-05-03T19:31:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T13:39:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ug/ug0ftdi4lcqd2e0f.jpg" width="514" height="316" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Italian government announced [May 2] that it is allocating &euro;1bn [approx. $1.15B] to major restoration and building projects at 33 museums, monuments and archaeological sites across the country, including Pompeii, the earthquake-stricken city of L&rsquo;Aquila and the Uffizi galleries in Florence. [C]ulture minister Dario Franceschini described the funding, which will continue until 2020, as the &ldquo;biggest investment in cultural heritage&rdquo; in Italy&rsquo;s history.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941900/better-than-ever-mackintosh-building-will-reopen-in-2018-along-with-campus-expansion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Better than ever: Mackintosh Building will reopen in 2018 along with campus expansion</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941575/recreation-of-palmyra-s-arch-of-triumph-presented-in-trafalgar-square" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Recreation of Palmyra's Arch of Triumph presented in Trafalgar Square</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938550/le-corbusier-s-cit-de-refuge-in-paris-to-reopen-after-restoration" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Le Corbusier's Cit&eacute; de Refuge in Paris to reopen after restoration</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943505/blair-kamin-opens-up-the-gates-of-harvard-yard Blair Kamin opens up the "Gates of Harvard Yard" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-03T18:23:00-04:00 >2016-05-03T18:34:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2w/2w80ti8uwcp7cb26.jpg" width="514" height="721" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In an age that celebrates transparency and openness, it's fashionable to disparage gates. They have become symbols of elitism and exclusion, or just plain ugly instruments of control. Cue the gated subdivision. But the 25 gates that rim the perimeter of Harvard Yard tell a different story: Gates are expressions of beginning, of belonging, of entry into something larger than oneself.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>Blair Kamin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic for the Chicago Tribune, has a new book out today, <a href="https://www.papress.com/html/book.details.page.tpl?isbn=9781616894641" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Gates of Harvard Yard</a>. Here, Kamin presents why the illustrious university's gate designs are worth investigating in an exclusive intro for Archinect, followed by an excerpted piece from the book.</em></p><p>In an age that celebrates transparency and openness, it's fashionable to disparage gates. They have become symbols of elitism and exclusion, or just plain ugly instruments of control. Cue the gated subdivision.</p><p>But the 25 gates that rim the perimeter of Harvard Yard tell a different story: Gates are expressions of beginning, of belonging, of entry into something larger than oneself. In delineating space, they mark crucial transitions&mdash;between ignorance and wisdom, captivity and freedom, life and death. Not for nothing does this oft-quoted inscription appear on one of the gates that lead into the Yard: &ldquo;Enter to Grow in Wisdom.&rdquo;</p><p>For the new book &ldquo;Gates of Harvard Yard,&rdquo; published b...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943531/a-hidden-mies-van-der-rohe-masterpiece-receives-funding-for-renovation A 'hidden' Mies van der Rohe masterpiece receives funding for renovation Nicholas Korody 2016-05-03T18:14:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T08:40:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dy/dyuin9q12ga84ck7.jpg" width="514" height="408" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A boxy steel and glass&nbsp;building standing just three stories tall, the Catholic Pastoral Center at 601 Grand Ave. doesn&rsquo;t command a lot of attention.&nbsp;But among local architects and history buffs, it has a cult following. &ldquo;This is a building that appears in architecture textbooks,&rdquo; said Jennifer James, an architectural historian... Now, the building is poised for a $10 million renovation that Catholic Diocese of Des Moines officials say will extend its life another 50 years.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gq/gqzc9jppydghqold.jpg"></p><p>The building in question, now known as the Catholic Pastoral Center, was designed by none other than Mies van der Rohe. One of the first steel and glass modernist buildings in Des Moines, it was originally known as the Home Federal Savings and Loan building and opened in 1962.</p><p>The building exemplifies Miesian geometry: its marble tiles, railings, and exterior form are all square. The renovation will replace antiquated plumbing, lighting, heating and other mechanics, as well as replace a hole left over from a skywalk entrance that was recently removed.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mv/mv1qcwshxwzkdyph.jpg"></p><p>More on Mies here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/133573310/completing-mies-van-der-rohe-s-brick-country-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Completing Mies van der Rohe's Brick Country House</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937684/will-mies-van-der-rohe-s-wolf-house-rise-again" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Mies van der Rohe&rsquo;s Wolf House rise again?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139043225/cutting-across-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-re-ordering-mies-in-we-know-how-to-order" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cutting across the Chicago Architecture Biennial: Re-ordering Mies in "We Know How to Order"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129964678/view-from-the-farnsworth-house-may-soon-be-a-lot-drier" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">View from the Farnsworth House may soon be a lot drier</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124745471/redesign-of-dc-s-main-mies-library-tip-toes-around-the-good-and-the-bad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Redesign of DC's main Mies library tip-toes around the good and the bad</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943500/the-uae-might-build-an-artificial-mountain-to-increase-rainfall The UAE might build an artificial mountain to increase rainfall Nicholas Korody 2016-05-03T15:03:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T10:21:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m3/m3g95kv86dqy3rqs.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The UAE is currently in the first stage of a man-made mountain development project as the country mulls different approaches to maximising rainfall. Experts from the US-based University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), which manages the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) are in the &ldquo;detailed modelling study&rdquo; phase, as per NCAR scientist and lead researcher Roelof Bruintjes.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more attempts to geoengineer our way out of eco-trouble, check out some past articles:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130872169/new-satellite-images-show-progress-in-china-s-island-building-project" target="_blank">New satellite images show progress in China's island-building project</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107197418/scientists-propose-using-lasers-to-fight-global-warming" target="_blank">Scientists Propose Using Lasers to Fight Global Warming</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109118485/can-cloud-seeding-clear-singapore-s-skies" target="_blank">Can cloud-seeding clear Singapore's skies?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124816981/could-scientists-engineer-synthetic-organisms-to-stop-climate-change" target="_blank">Could scientists engineer synthetic organisms to stop climate change?</a></li></ul><p>Also, this:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139829407/unchecked-climate-change-will-make-the-gulf-uninhabitable-claims-new-study" target="_blank">Unchecked climate change will make the Gulf uninhabitable, claims new study</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943493/silicon-valley-campuses-at-risk-as-sea-levels-rise Silicon Valley campuses at risk as sea levels rise Nicholas Korody 2016-05-03T14:29:00-04:00 >2016-05-03T14:30:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hu/hu65zz2uv3cm1ijz.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sea level forecasts by a coalition of scientists show that the Silicon Valley bases for Facebook, Google and Cisco are at risk of being cut off or even flooded, even under optimistic scenarios where rapid cuts in greenhouse gas emissions avoid the most severe sea level increases. Without significant adaptation, Facebook&rsquo;s new campus appears most at risk.</p></em><br /><br /><p>San Francisco to mandate solar panels for new constructionsWhile the Frank Gehry-designed campus was elevated to prevent flooding, even a 1.6 ft rise &ndash; on the low end of predictions &ndash; will "inundate" the campus. Google is a little better off but will also be swamped if the Antarctic ice sheet starts breaking up, as <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/mar/30/sea-levels-set-to-rise-far-more-rapidly-than-expected" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">evidence</a> suggests may happen imminently.</p><p>For more news on rising tides in the Bay Area:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146267509/king-tides-give-a-glimpse-of-what-the-near-future-s-rising-seas-will-look-like" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"King tides" give a glimpse of what the (near) future's rising seas will look like</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141300588/can-silicon-valley-save-the-bay-area" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Can Silicon Valley save the Bay Area?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941589/san-francisco-to-mandate-solar-panels-for-new-constructions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">San Francisco to mandate solar panels for new constructions</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146886678/cliff-side-apartments-on-the-brink-of-collapse-following-el-ni-o-storms-in-california" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cliff-side apartments on the brink of collapse following El Ni&ntilde;o storms in California</a></li></ul><p><em>This month, Archinect's news and editorial are organized around a special theme &ndash; <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/741197/may-help" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Help</a></strong> &ndash; with focused coverage on social and humanitarian issues affecting the built environment with an eye towards ways architects can mobilize and enact positive change.&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>Have related projects of your own? Submit to our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942369/open-call-for-submissions-help" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">open call</a> before Sunday, May ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943479/artist-catalogs-the-drab-architecture-of-america-s-megachurches Artist catalogs the drab architecture of America's megachurches Alexander Walter 2016-05-03T13:50:00-04:00 >2016-05-03T13:53:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x3/x30x5e89pg9sac7p.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Lisa Anne Auerbach created a &lsquo;megazine&rsquo; of structures reminiscent of shopping malls or warehouses, hidden away from city centers, where thousands of people worship every week [...] The conception of the cathedral is not only where one goes to be spiritual or commune with God, but to feel awe through the grandeur of the architecture [...] the US megachurch buildings are stripped wholesale of that sense of wonder and connection to the past; they are also far from the focal point of a city.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vl/vl7l1tlcjrbri6uh.jpg"></p><p>Related news stories on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938802/ancient-italian-church-comes-back-to-life-built-in-wire-mesh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ancient Italian church comes back to life &ndash; built in wire mesh</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144504662/omaha-is-building-a-tri-faith-campus-with-a-church-a-mosque-and-a-synagogue-no-joke" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Omaha is building a Tri-Faith campus with a church, a mosque and a synagogue (no joke)</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108020530/why-modern-architecture-struggles-to-inspire-catholics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why Modern Architecture Struggles to Inspire Catholics</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943477/america-s-first-climate-refugees-head-for-higher-ground America's first "climate refugees" head for higher ground Nicholas Korody 2016-05-03T13:33:00-04:00 >2016-05-03T13:33:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ql/qlzq66s3r128sbc4.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In January, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced grants totaling $1 billion in 13 states to help communities adapt to climate change, by building stronger levees, dams and drainage systems. One of those grants, $48 million for Isle de Jean Charles, is something new: the first allocation of federal tax dollars to move an entire community struggling with the impacts of climate change.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"The divisions the effort has exposed and the logistical and moral dilemmas it has presented point up in microcosm the massive problems the world could face in the coming decades as it confronts a new category of displaced people who have become known as climate refugees."</em></p><p>Precisely determining who qualifies as a "climate refugee" is a notoriously difficult challenge. While the UN Refugee Agency <a href="http://www.unhcr.org/pages/49c3646c10a.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">estimates</a> 22 million people were displaced by "disasters brought on by natural hazard events," evidence linking, for example, the civil war raging in Syria and Iraq with a prolonged drought would up that number.</p><p>In short, it's difficult to clearly isolate environmental factors, which tend to happen on large temporal and geographic scales, from sociopolitical causes of mass displacement, which are often more visible.</p><p>In any case, while a <a href="http://Ways%20of%20Seeing%20in%20the%20Anthropocene:%20Review%20of%20%22The%20Geological%20Imagination%22%20and%20%22The%20Underdome%20Guide%20to%20Energy%20Reform%22" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sizable chunk of the American government</a> still doesn't believe in anthropogenic climate change, its citizens are already being displaced because of its effects....</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943474/cobe-mvrdv-s-rockin-new-ragnarock-museum-opens-to-the-public COBE + MVRDV's rockin’ new Ragnarock Museum opens to the public Justine Testado 2016-05-03T13:27:00-04:00 >2016-05-03T14:11:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l3/l3q50agkyovo4ce8.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Nestled within an industrial patch of warehouses in the Danish city of Roskilde stands the golden-studded, newly inaugurated Ragnarock, a museum where rock, pop, and youth culture are housed under one roof. COBE and MVRDV joined forces to design the new museum, which is part of the larger ROCKmagneten masterplan that the architects won in 2011.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xa/xa33y5fn1en901h3.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gz/gzmguh9syhs80stl.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qu/quct3fhnakitg4hu.jpg"></p><p>Head over <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4861/closer-look-cobe-mvrdv-s-rockin-new-ragnarock-museum-in-roskilde" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">to Bustler</a> for more details.</p><p>Previously:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/22264080/rockmagneten-mvrdv-and-cobe-win-danish-rock-museum-competition-in-roskilde" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ROCKmagneten: MVRDV and COBE Win Danish Rock Museum Competition in Roskilde</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943464/lawsuit-against-lucas-museum-holds-off-for-now Lawsuit against Lucas Museum holds off (for now) Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-03T13:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-03T13:02:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9z/9zn3q0a7gn7i9ur4.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Friends of the Park] said in a news release that the stay "gives all parties the opportunity to have a more direct and productive dialogue to reach a potential solution about a museum site." [...] The move marks the latest twist in a controversy that began in 2014 when Lucas shifted the museum's location to Chicago... It gives momentum, if only momentarily, to a compromise plan for the museum that Emanuel floated last month.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Get caught up on prior news on the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1276712/mad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAD Architects</a>:</p><ul><li><a title='The Lucas Museum may have found a new location &ndash; but is it "a trap"?' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940895/the-lucas-museum-may-have-found-a-new-location-but-is-it-a-trap" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Lucas Museum may have found a new location &ndash; but is it "a trap"?</a></li><li><a title="Even after improved plan, Lucas Museum still mired in legal and financial problems" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941584/even-after-improved-plan-lucas-museum-still-mired-in-legal-and-financial-problems" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Even after improved plan, Lucas Museum still mired in legal and financial problems</a></li><li><a title="Chicago City Council approves construction of Lucas Museum of Narrative Art" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140017491/chicago-city-council-approves-construction-of-lucas-museum-of-narrative-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago City Council approves construction of Lucas Museum of Narrative Art</a></li><li><a title="Lawsuit against the Lucas Museum to Proceed" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123052384/lawsuit-against-the-lucas-museum-to-proceed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lawsuit against the Lucas Museum to Proceed</a></li><li><a title="Frank Gehry defends MAD's design for Lucas Museum" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114574679/frank-gehry-defends-mad-s-design-for-lucas-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry defends MAD's design for Lucas Museum</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943343/modular-cricket-pod-lets-you-create-an-urban-insect-farm Modular Cricket Pod Lets You Create An Urban Insect Farm Terreform 2016-05-02T18:40:00-04:00 >2016-05-03T00:06:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5w/5w1t3dyk1eps1i4m.jpg" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Walking up to the Cricket Shelter&mdash;a new tent-like structure sitting on a dock at the Brooklyn Navy Yard&mdash;it might not immediately be obvious that it's full of bugs. But inside pods lining the walls, the prototype is raising 22,000 crickets. Why? To eat, of course.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Terreform ONE has been working on combining food and shelter to solve the United Nations challenge on world hunger.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3v/3vom2m5inlt1wopy.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943328/a-look-at-the-history-and-future-of-the-american-commute A look at the history and future of the American commute Alexander Walter 2016-05-02T17:34:00-04:00 >2016-05-02T17:36:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/70/70255630e8e155abaebe61b5999da712.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"The idea that you can replace the 10 trips with one autonomous car and travel less distance, that&rsquo;s the biggest misconception," says Fagnant. "You can get rid of vehicles, but not vehicle miles traveled. Without ridesharing, there's an 8 to 10 percent increase in vehicle miles traveled based on simulations we've run in Austin. You&rsquo;re not replacing trips [..] the vehicle has to bounce between locations, and relocate to where it&rsquo;s needed. Those in-between miles will create a lot of extra travel."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939041/how-prepared-are-american-cities-for-the-new-reality-of-self-driving-cars" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How prepared are American cities for the new reality of self-driving cars?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145806465/the-u-s-just-got-4-billion-to-spend-on-self-driving-cars" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The U.S. just got $4 billion to spend on self-driving cars</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149050607/more-americans-are-becoming-mega-commuters-u-s-census-stats-show" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More Americans are becoming "mega-commuters", U.S. Census stats show</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943271/dismantled-models-amale-andraos-on-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-21 Dismantled Models: Amale Andraos on Archinect Sessions One-to-One #21 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-02T15:24:00-04:00 >2016-05-03T14:18:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0r/0rrcmkh8o2c9iamt.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We last spoke with Amale Andraos for our <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/138357352/the-deans-list-amale-andraos-of-columbia-university-s-gsapp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deans List</a> series, a year after she <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106406329/amale-andraos-to-succeed-mark-wigley-as-gsapp-s-new-dean" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">succeeded</a> Mark Wigley as dean of Columbia University's GSAPP. Since 2011 at GSAPP, before her deanship began, Andraos has led various research studios and seminars around "Architecture and Representation: The Arab City"&mdash;the results from which she has now edited, with Studio-X Amman director Nora Akawi, into a new book,&nbsp;<em>The Arab City</em>.</p><p>Andraos spoke with me about the perpetuated stereotypes and simplifications that plague discussions of Arab cities&mdash;the desert v. the oasis, the traditional v. the modern, etc.&mdash;and how her own experiences in Beirut inspired her research.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/670405/one-to-one" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One</a>&nbsp;#21 with&nbsp;<strong>Amale Andraos</strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/neil-denari/id1057340260?i=356797877" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen&nbsp;and subscribe to the new&nbsp;"Archinect Sessions One-to-One" podcast</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://onetoone.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://onetoone.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/onetoone/One_to_One_Episode_21_Amale_Andraos.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p><p><strong>Shownotes:</strong></p><p><em><a href="https://www.arch.columbia.edu/books/catalog/49" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Arab City: Architecture and R...</a></em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943284/zaha-hadid-architects-kengo-kuma-and-arm-architecture-are-among-this-week-s-winners Zaha Hadid Architects, Kengo Kuma, and ARM Architecture are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2016-05-02T14:38:00-04:00 >2016-05-03T06:39:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n2/n2u475gafdtgqw97.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on&nbsp;<strong>the newly redesigned&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a></strong>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's recap #106 for the week of April 25-29, 2016.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4849/aia-uk-honors-2016-excellence-in-design-awards-winners-pays-tribute-to-zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>AIA UK honors 2016 Excellence in Design Awards winners, pays tribute to Zaha Hadid</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rm/rm6fiks93qivk5zl.jpg"></p><p>The AIA UK chapter recently celebrated the winners of the 2016 Excellence in Design Awards, which included projects from Students, Young Architects, and Professionals. AIA UK President Frederick Grier paid tribute to the late Zaha Hadid, highlighting her extensive involvement in the awards and other chapter events.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4850/zaha-hadid-architects-to-design-sberbank-technopark-in-russia-s-silicon-valley" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Zaha Hadid Architects to design Sberbank Technopark in &ldquo;Russia's Silicon Valley&rdquo;</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/md/mdu64ryrseux2zto.jpg"></p><p>In more recent ZHA news, Zaha's first posthumous competition win is the proposed Sberbank Technopark in Moscow. The 131,000 square-meter office park will be located in &ldquo;Russia's Silicon Valley&rdquo;.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4847/kengo-kuma-s-odensean-concept-for-the-new-hans-christian-andersen-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Kengo Kuma's &ldquo;Odensean&rdquo; concept for the ne...</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943254/monu-25-is-seeking-submissions-for-independent-urbanism MONU #25 is seeking submissions for "Independent Urbanism" MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2016-05-02T14:32:00-04:00 >2016-05-02T14:32:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vb/vbxpysmrsenotdmd.jpg" width="514" height="306" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Although the idea that the nation-state as the exclusive agent of connections and relations between political communities is increasingly considered obsolete, the world has witnessed the emergence of more than 30 new countries over the last 3 decades. (Bernd Upmeyer, Editor-in-Chief, May 2016)</p></em><br /><br /><p>Although the idea that the nation-state as the exclusive agent of connections and relations between political communities is increasingly considered obsolete, the world has witnessed the emergence of more than 30 new countries over the last 3 decades. Especially the fundamental changes in world politics that unfolded across Europe at the end of the 1980s and early 1990s - most emblematically symbolized by the fall of the Berlin wall in November 1989, that led to the dissolution of the USSR and Yugoslavia - caused the creation of most of the <em><strong>newly independent states</strong></em>. Fifteen countries, such as Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, or Uzbekistan, to name just a few, became<em><strong> independent</strong></em> with the implosion of the USSR in 1991. Similarly, the former Yugoslavia dissolved into the <em><strong>independent countries </strong></em>of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia, and Serbia and Montenegro, which in turn changed into the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro in 2003, and finally i...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943280/dattner-designed-bronx-high-rise-will-be-new-york-city-s-largest-residential-passive-house Dattner-designed Bronx high-rise will be New York City's largest residential Passive House Alexander Walter 2016-05-02T14:08:00-04:00 >2016-05-02T14:08:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wk/wkdpd47wqlh6l2fy.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In addition to housing for low- and moderate-income households, the mixed-use and mixed-income development will include a supermarket with healthy food options, a charter school, a medical facility, cultural and community spaces, a social services facility, and a rehabilitated playground that is currently closed. [...] The 24-story building is expected to be the largest residential Passive House built in New York City and use 70% less energy than conventional buildings.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146668906/michael-kimmelman-on-the-state-of-affordable-housing-in-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Kimmelman on the state of affordable housing in NYC</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145045336/lessons-learned-the-complex-realities-when-designing-communal-social-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lessons learned: The complex realities when designing communal social housing</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124374509/the-bronx-s-once-celebrated-lambert-houses-face-an-unclear-fate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Bronx&rsquo;s once celebrated Lambert Houses face an unclear fate</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943264/how-la-is-changing-one-rail-line-at-a-time How LA is changing, one rail line at a time Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-02T13:07:00-04:00 >2016-05-02T14:02:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ob/obukwrzxck4mt4dp.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;A good part of any day in Los Angeles,&rdquo; Joan Didion wrote in 1989, &ldquo;is spent driving, alone, through streets devoid of meaning to the driver, which is one reason the place exhilarates some people, and floods others with an amorphous unease.&rdquo; I quote this statement every chance I get; it is among the most trenchant ever written about the place. But all that is changing, or might be, if the promises implied by the Expo Line expansion can be kept.</p></em><br /><br /><p>On May 20, Los Angeles's Metro will open the expansion of its Expo Line, stretching from downtown past its current terminus in Culver City all the way to Santa Monica, blocks from the Pacific Ocean. The dream of "Broadway to the beach" by train in LA will soon become a reality, and stands to be a watershed moment in the city's transit development, as David Ulin reflects in the&nbsp;<em>New York Times:</em></p><p><em>Regardless of what the Expo Line ultimately does or doesn&rsquo;t do for traffic, this is, I think, the essence of what it offers: the notion of Los Angeles as a space we occupy together, collective and evolving, where in the act of getting lost, as I discovered on Venice Boulevard, we may also unexpectedly be found.</em></p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/140423053/the-long-and-weirding-road-a-tour-through-los-angeles-urbanism-in-sidewalking" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The long and weirding road: a tour through Los Angeles urbanism in "Sidewalking"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/37391/david-l-ulin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David L. Ulin</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136348612/l-a-seeks-to-accelerate-infrastructure-projects-in-advance-of-potential-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">L.A. seeks to accelerate infrastructure projects in advance of potential Olympics</a></li><li><a title="Will LA's new metro extension bring growth to the city's peripheries?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934138/will-la-s-new-metro-extension-bring-growth-to-the-city-s-peripheries" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will LA's new metro extension bring growth to the city's peripheries?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943201/a-vertical-harvest-in-jackson-wyoming A Vertical Harvest in Jackson, Wyoming Nam Henderson 2016-05-01T23:57:00-04:00 >2016-05-02T18:13:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l1/l16mhzatsjazadyw.jpg" width="514" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;There&rsquo;s a whole bunch of wonderful aspects of it,&rdquo; Mr. Cheramy said, noting Vertical Harvest&rsquo;s tall and narrow greenhouse design and its hiring of people with disabilities. &ldquo;But it also makes good fiscal sense.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Claire Martin profiles&nbsp;<a href="http://verticalharvestjackson.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vertical Harvest</a>, an urban/vertical farm which will begin churning out a projected 100,000 pounds of fresh produce a year. The firm was started by&nbsp;Penny McBride and Nona Yehia (co-founder of the local architecture firm&nbsp;<a href="http://www.eye-des.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">E/Ye Architects</a>).</p><p>Learn more about&nbsp;<a href="http://verticalharvestjackson.com/about-us/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vertical Harvest</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943004/ashton-raggatt-mcdougall-wins-2016-australian-gold-medal Ashton Raggatt McDougall wins 2016 Australian Gold Medal Justine Testado 2016-04-29T18:21:00-04:00 >2016-04-30T11:01:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mo/mo5vgp45f45di987.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Stephen Ashton, Howard Raggatt, and Ian McDougall have left a lasting impression in the Australian contemporary architecture scene since they founded Ashton Raggatt McDougall in 1988. Since then, ARM has built projects that the Australian Institute of Architects describes as &ldquo;some of the most extraordinary [if not sometimes controversial] buildings in the short post-colonial history of [the] country.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>ARM's contentious body of work recently earned them the 2016 Gold Medal in the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards. Here's a glimpse of their work:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bc/bcgqs90z9it28o2k.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9b/9bxnnw1ol2eiv4s5.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1r/1rgk5vqaem6v862z.jpg"><br><em>Photos by John Gollings.</em></p><p>Find out more <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4855/national-culture-builders-arm-architecture-wins-the-2016-australian-gold-medal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942984/public-housing-italian-style-the-corrupt-mismanagement-of-rome-s-housing-stock Public housing, Italian-style: the corrupt mismanagement of Rome's housing stock Nicholas Korody 2016-04-29T15:07:00-04:00 >2016-04-29T15:11:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8r/8r2x9it1bopyu2te.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Back in 2004, Elio Ciampanella was evicted from his apartment of three decades...So he applied for an apartment in Rome&rsquo;s public housing. And he waited. More than a decade passed. Then, in February, [Ciampanella] unexpectedly had his choice of several apartments. His tale might be considered one of patience rewarded, but there was a twist: It turned out Rome&rsquo;s municipal government never really had a shortage of properties.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Instead, the government actually owned so many thousands of apartments and buildings that no one was quite certain how many there were, who lived in them or where they were. That was, until staff members for Rome&rsquo;s new interim administrator, Francesco Paolo Tronca, discovered nine boxes containing roughly 1,200 case files left languishing by past mayors.</em></p><p><em>What quickly became clear was that most of the apartments had been rented for years &mdash; in some cases, decades &mdash; for as little as 10 euros per month."</em></p><p>According to the article, while some of these <em>insane</em> deals were for charities and other nonprofit organization, most of them were the by-product of Italy's notoriously corrupt political system.</p><p>The discovery has, unsurprisingly, become a scandal in Italy after details emerged like the story of one man who was earning&nbsp;&euro;700,000 a month but living in public housing.</p><p>Now we just have to find out where the cheap housing is hidden in these cities:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/143145697/london-s-bleak-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's Bleak Housing</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/135460042/finding-shelter-in-los-angeles-housing-chaos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Finding "Shelter" in Los An...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942979/mumbai-high-rise-at-the-center-of-adarsh-society-scam-to-be-demolished-high-court-rules Mumbai high-rise at the center of Adarsh Society scam to be demolished, High Court rules Alexander Walter 2016-04-29T15:05:00-04:00 >2016-04-29T15:07:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vm/vm0dtao01i103xiv.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In an order that sends a strong message against corruption, the Bombay High Court on Friday ordered the Union Environment Ministry to demolish 31-storey Adarsh Co-operative Housing Society. [...] The society, originally meant to be a six-storey structure to house Kargil war heroes and war widows, was converted into a 100-metre-tall building with politicians, bureaucrats and army officers allegedly conspiring to get flats allotted to them in the cooperative society at below-market rates.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Click <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adarsh_Housing_Society_scam" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to learn more about the&nbsp;Adarsh Housing Society scam and corruption scandal.</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146810440/top-13-floors-of-india-s-tallest-skyscraper-were-built-illegally-high-court-says" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Top 13 floors of India's tallest skyscraper were built illegally, High Court says</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937900/india-on-the-brink-what-s-in-store-for-the-country-s-architectural-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">India on the brink: what's in store for the country's architectural future</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145577538/world-s-first-slum-museum-is-coming-to-mumbai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World's first Slum Museum is coming to Mumbai</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942976/construction-of-heatherwick-signe-nielsen-designed-pier-55-to-begin-this-summer Construction of Heatherwick + Signe Nielsen-designed Pier 55 to begin this summer Justine Testado 2016-04-29T14:43:00-04:00 >2016-05-01T19:41:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5e/5e774lqzp3pekn64.jpg" width="514" height="294" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Work will go ahead to construct an &ldquo;elevated island park&rdquo; in the Hudson River off Manhattan after a judge dismissed a lawsuit from environmental and civic advocates. The $130m park, which has been given the go-ahead by the US Army&rsquo;s Corps of Engineers, will be based on the Hudson River... Judge Joan Lobis, who threw out the lawsuit, said: &ldquo;A significant purpose of maintaining event spaces in the park is to generate funds for the ongoing upkeep of the park, which is surely a park purpose.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124917488/looking-at-all-sides-of-the-pier-55-offshore-park-development" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Looking at all sides of the Pier 55 offshore park development</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113876375/barry-diller-pledges-130m-for-futuristic-offshore-park-on-the-west-side" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barry Diller Pledges $130M for Futuristic Offshore Park on the West Side</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942969/shigeru-ban-arrives-in-ecuador-to-train-locals-in-relief-architecture Shigeru Ban arrives in Ecuador to train locals in relief architecture Alexander Walter 2016-04-29T14:25:00-04:00 >2016-04-29T15:00:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dd/ddp5ptz9rhoagq8r.jpg" width="514" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban is once more jumping into disaster-relief efforts. The cardboard-wielding starchitect traveled to Ecuador earlier this week [...] to provide architectural training and brainpower in the wake of the deadly earthquake April 16 earthquake, which has killed more than 650 people and displaced another 26,000 from their homes.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The <a href="http://www.cae.org.ec/10-categoria-a-home/287-shigeru-ban-en-ecuador.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Colegio de Arquitectos del Ecuador Provincial de Pichincha</a> issued this statement on its website (Google-translated from the original Spanish text):</p><p><em>"The Association of Architects of Ecuador, Pichincha Chapter (CAE-P) and the Pan American Architecture Biennial of Quito, officially announced the arrival of the Japanese architect Shigeru Ban because of the events that took place following the seismic event occurred on April 16 in the coastal area of &#8203;&#8203;Ecuador.&nbsp;The winner of the Pritzker prize expressed his solidarity with the moment in the country and has expressed interest in visiting the affected area and provide training sessions under these circumstances in the capital city."</em></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144573671/shigeru-ban-builds-earthquake-proof-homes-in-nepal-i-m-encouraging-people-to-copy-my-ideas-no-copyrights" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shigeru Ban builds earthquake-proof homes in Nepal: "I'm encouraging people to copy my ideas. No copyrights."</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941247/death-toll-climbs-to-350-after-powerful-7-8-magnitude-earthquake-hits-ecuador" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Death toll climbs to 350 after powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake hits Ecuador</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126947696/shigeru-ban-responds-to-the-emergency-in-nepal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shigeru Ban responds to the emergency in Nepal</a></li></ul>