Archinect - News 2014-04-20T09:27:10-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/98279226/exhibition-recap-instruments-reimaging-the-music-room Exhibition recap: Instruments: Reimaging the Music Room Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-18T20:46:00-04:00 >2014-04-18T21:04:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/11/11e8d3dbc369231b96a9c525a2f13d2a.jpg" width="514" height="686" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Instruments: Reimaging the Music Room&rdquo; is a fascinating exhibition of student work from the Piet Zwart Institute&rsquo;s Master Interior Architecture &amp; Retail Design program, studying the role of sound in the domestic space. Each work creates a physical manifestation, or conduit, of the soundscapes that pervade our most private spaces, either raucously or imperceptibly.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/13/13aa6fdf43be94b7207607641b1ca947.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/19/19072084056b1cfb216ae30b53901296.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/21/21d040f0cb6b72c9f6a33657ffa26705.jpg"></p><p>Find more info, photos and videos by visiting the news listing on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/exhibition_recap_instruments_reimaging_the_music_room/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98271389/chicagoisms-exhibition-renders-the-windy-city-s-architectural-history-anew “Chicagoisms” exhibition renders the Windy City’s architectural history anew Justine Testado 2014-04-18T17:00:00-04:00 >2014-04-18T17:03:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vr/vr4fs8d4l4fvf7hy.jpg" width="514" height="528" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you find your way into the Windy City anytime soon, catch a glimpse of the recently debuted "Chicagoisms" exhibition at The Art Institute of Chicago now until Jan. 4, 2015. Exploring Chicago's enduring influence in modern architecture and urban planning, the exhibition presents five new interpretations and critical analysis of "Chicagoisms" designed by contemporary architects and designers.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6v/6vo0hlvenxtuqo6f.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6h/6hfig5xg24ee0jij.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2h/2hajsgh4sogobse5.jpg"></p><p>Find the event details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/chicagoisms_exhibition_renders_the_windy_citys_architectural_history_anew/" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98266550/unfinished-spaces-documentary-receives-2014-sah-award-for-film-and-video “Unfinished Spaces” documentary receives 2014 SAH Award for Film and Video Justine Testado 2014-04-18T15:10:00-04:00 >2014-04-18T15:10:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9l/9li4bkscb2c4yrlp.jpg" width="514" height="535" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Unfinished Spaces by Alysa Nahmias and Benjamin Murray continues to gain recognition since its initial release in 2011. In addition to previous grants and awards, the documentary film recently won the 2014 Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Award for Film and Video at the 2014 Annual Conference in Austin, Texas. Established in 2013, the annual award is given to the most distinguished international work of film or video on the history of the built environment.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Reflective of its Cuban Revolution setting in 1961, Unfinished Spaces tells the complex tale of Cuba's historic National Art Schools project commissioned by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara to visionary architects Ricardo Porro, Vittorio Garatti, and Roberto Gottardi. Construction of the school complex immediately began and artists from all over the country attended the school. But the project was abruptly halted as soon as the Revolution came to fruition.</p><p>Forty years later, the schools continue to operate but have remained unfinished. Castro has invited the exiled architects back to finally complete their unrealized dream.</p><p><strong>See the official trailer below.</strong></p><p>Also check out Archinect's previous coverage of <em>Unfinished Spaces</em> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/59098906/unfinished-spaces-premieres-tomorrow-night-on-pbs-archinect-talks-to-the-filmmaker" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98265346/an-interview-with-man-behind-the-stealing-banksy-auction An interview with man behind the “Stealing Banksy?” auction Alexander Walter 2014-04-18T14:37:00-04:00 >2014-04-18T17:16:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4c/4c0b54bf777ef6a1b997a07e37340276.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Next week in London, The Sincura Group will be holding a similar auction of street pieces formally by Banksy. That&rsquo;s the same company that last year successfully sold the Banksy &ldquo;Slave Labour&rdquo; wall at auction for just over $1 million. They&rsquo;ve titled their auction Stealing Banksy? and it will include approximately 18 works, at least 7 of which are street pieces formally by Banksy that have been removed from their original locations, some of them specifically removed for this sale.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/98264743/how-do-i-become-a-legoland-modeller How do I become … a Legoland modeller Alexander Walter 2014-04-18T14:25:00-04:00 >2014-04-18T15:54:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/03/03f2d8157a4571848ca29bd7e92df359.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When David Fautley takes his work home with him his children don't complain &ndash; they join in, because Fautley is a Lego modeller. "We did Dortmund football stadium in Germany last January which needed 3,000 mini-figures, so I had the boys and five of their friends come round for three nights after school to complete it. With slices of pizza going round, you can imagine they thought it was fantastic."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/98261110/sou-fujimoto-discusses-limbo-dichotomies-and-nature-in-his-architecture Sou Fujimoto discusses limbo, dichotomies and nature in his architecture Natalie Hein 2014-04-18T13:47:00-04:00 >2014-04-18T18:15:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/56/56tps3f280egmqop.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This past Tuesday, The Architectural League of New York hosted a lecture at Cooper Union by architect Sou Fujimoto, entitled &ldquo;Between Nature and Architecture&rdquo;. Despite the great number of practitioners and students in attendance (almost a full-house), the event felt more like an intimate conversation with the architect, as he shared his unique brand of architectural investigation. Each project he presented helped substantiate his lifelong interest in blurring the boundaries of established architectural conceptions. Fujimoto explained that he is inspired by dissolving such falsely dichotomous themes as: nature and architecture, the house and the city, complexity and simplicity, or inside and outside, in order to examine the new possibilities that exist &ldquo;in between.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1y/1y8esce8bbx8agi9.jpg"></p><p>The lecture progressed rather linearly, tracing his practice's themes from their conceptual foundation in his &ldquo;younger ideas&rdquo; through to their mature forms. As he talked us through some of his earliest conceptual sketches,...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98262926/winning-designs-of-cambodian-sustainable-housing-competition-now-built Winning designs of Cambodian Sustainable Housing competition now built Justine Testado 2014-04-18T13:45:00-04:00 >2014-04-18T21:13:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dg/dgzm65c2dr8ukpuo.jpg" width="514" height="278" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's a well-known fact that a safe and comfortable home is essential to one's well-being. From Building Trust International's 2013 "The Future of Sustainable Housing in Cambodia" competition, over 600 registered entrants proposed sustainable housing solutions for low-income families in Cambodia. The jury -- which also comprised of the families who moved into their new homes -- chose 3 joint-winning designs recently constructed in Phnom Penh.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The winners are:</p><p><strong>Courtyard House</strong> by <a href="http://www.lumleykoller.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jess Lumley &amp; Alexander Koller</a> (UK)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/og/ogli2i8nj6otkyen.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ky/kyeao9brp6fy06yl.jpg"></p><p><strong>Open Embrace</strong> by Keith Greenwald and Lisa Ekle (USA)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ve/veyhx3moq1nbrs5l.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sb/sbmvvdldsgwz10ch.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jn/jni1yvjlquz72tw1.jpg"></p><p><strong>Wet + Dry House</strong> by Mary Ann Jackson, Ralph Green, Muhammad Kamil &amp; Nick Shearman of <a href="http://www.vdd.com.au" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Visionary Design Development Pty Ltd.</a> (Australia)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0e/0eyrkrukt035ys29.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1y/1y9rsf7q1zkqznm5.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y4/y4ktwj1jku0y5klh.jpg"></p><p>More details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winning_designs_of_cambodian_sustainable_housing_competition_now_built/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>Also check out our recent feature of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97566131/moved-to-care-competition-winners-highlight-the-importance-of-safe-healthcare-for-all" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Building Trust International's "Moved to Care" competition results</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98258696/rapid-construction-china-style-10-houses-in-24-hours Rapid Construction, China Style: 10 Houses in 24 Hours Archinect 2014-04-18T12:00:00-04:00 >2014-04-18T12:46:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c0/c0c4f80e7497e2d17f3cc2340b80070f.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Chinese companies have been known to build major real-estate projects very quickly. Now, one company is taking it to a new extreme. Suzhou-based construction-materials firm Winsun New Materials says it has built 10 200-square-meter homes using a gigantic 3-D printer that it spent 20 million yuan ($3.2 million) and 12 years developing.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/98222536/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-metal-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Metal" Pinterest Board Archinect 2014-04-18T09:00:00-04:00 >2014-04-18T12:46:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4b/4b7qtnxu3zrawhbp.jpg" width="514" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/metal/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Metal</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q7/q75x2yg2hof80t6p.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/20061059/chateau-barde-haut-winery/20062261" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chateau Barde-Haut Winery</a> in St Christophe des Bardes, St Emilion, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/20061059/nadau-lavergne-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NADAU LAVERGNE ARCHITECTS</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/68/68amtmdqt8yaz8ru.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/lhsadp/project/north-haven-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Residence</a> in North Haven, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/lhsadp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership</a>; Photo: Robert Polidori</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bo/bo044rrw2i7ulqfe.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/5468796/project/the-avenue-on-portage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Avenue on Portage</a> in Winnipeg, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/5468796" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5468796 architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jb/jb50qgqi87bkn984.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/labindc/project/woodland-park-crossing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woodland Park Crossing</a> in Herndon, VA by <a href="http://archinect.com/labindc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Landscape Architecture Bureau</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k0/k0z4v3uc9t0zqtj1.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/deanwolfarchitects/project/inverted-warehouse-townhouse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inverted Warehouse / Townhouse</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/deanwolfarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dean/Wolf Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9n/9nrvazhz0ln0628w.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/65139855/irving-convention-center/93295855" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Irving Convention Center</a> in Dallas, TX by <a href="http://archinect.com/studiohillier" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Hillier</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/as/asxno08tzwk9xcvs.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/Urbanadd/project/westland-distillery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Westland Distillery</a> in Seattle, WA by <a href="http://archinect.com/Urbanadd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urbanadd</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/60/60khn8psmoavbwim.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/89067168/san-francisco-loft/89067975" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Loft</a> in San Francisco, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/lineoffice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LINEOFFICE Architecture</a>; Photo: Joe Fletcher Photography</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zg/zgucx1lbpuuj7a23.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/neyandpartners/project/footbridge-in-esch-sur-alzette" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Footbridge</a> in Esch...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98218917/the-urban-algae-canopy-shows-the-power-of-algaetecture-for-milan-expo-2015 The Urban Algae Canopy shows the power of "algaetecture" for Milan Expo 2015 Justine Testado 2014-04-17T19:27:00-04:00 >2014-04-18T11:38:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ld/ld2hb4ishvmadbq0.jpg" width="514" height="357" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Here's another look at what to expect at the <a href="http://en.expo2015.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan Expo</a> in 2015. As part of the Expo's Future Food District project, the Urban Algae Canopy shows the great potential of micro algae organisms for integrative greener, cleaner bio-digital architecture. London-based <a href="http://www.ecologicstudio.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ecoLogicStudio</a> designed the pavilion in collaboration with local architect <a href="http://cesaregriffa.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cesare Griffa</a>.</p><p>Full-scale prototypes of the pavilion are currently being previewed at the INTERNI &lsquo;Feeding New Ideas for the City&rsquo; exhibition at Cortile d&rsquo;Onore, University of Milan, Festa del Perdono happening until April 18.</p><p>Once it's fully built, the canopy will be able to produce oxygen equivalent to 4 hectares of woodland and up to 150kg of biomass per day -- 60% of which are natural vegetal proteins.</p><p>Dig into the project details right below:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wv/wvemft8agvhqy7bd.jpg"></p><p>"The Urban Algae Canopy, based on ecoLogicStudio&rsquo;s six years long research on building integrated bio-digital systems, is presented here with a 1:1 scale prototype of the world&rsquo;s first bio-digital canopy integra...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98218313/tight-job-market-in-u-s-cities-prompts-higher-pay Tight Job Market in U.S. Cities Prompts Higher Pay Archinect 2014-04-17T19:11:00-04:00 >2014-04-17T19:42:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/81/81627d2b3b7e5316897e320f41068fc8.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Companies across the U.S. from Texas to Virginia and Nebraska are struggling to fill positions with metropolitan jobless rates below the 5.2 percent to 5.6 percent level the Federal Reserve regards as full employment nationally. [...] &ldquo;The competition for people is really fierce right now,&rdquo; said Gar Muse, principal with Cooper Carry, an architectural firm that has increased staff to 50 in Alexandria from 40 in 2010 and plans to hire more.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Looking to hire or get hired? The <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect job board</a> is the leading platform for architecture jobs.</p><p>Wanna find out how much architects in your city are making? Check out Archinect's <a href="http://salaries.archinect.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Salary Poll</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98217703/lego-high-rise-world-s-tallest-modular-apartment-tower-getting-snapped-together-in-brooklyn Lego High-Rise: World's Tallest Modular Apartment Tower Getting Snapped Together In Brooklyn Alexander Walter 2014-04-17T18:47:00-04:00 >2014-04-19T11:18:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/29/29cbb9c726ae124b3f82a3e27db9ad4a.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Inside a warehouse at the Brooklyn Navy Yard steel beams and flat metal sheeting rest atop a workbench. A diagram&ndash;which looks an awful lot like IKEA furniture assembly instructions&ndash;spells out where each beam and metal screw belongs. [...] The metal may not look like much yet, but it&rsquo;s on its way to becoming part of the world&rsquo;s tallest modular residential high-rise. [...] &ldquo;This is bringing the best of manufacturing and construction together.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/98216495/does-america-need-a-tahrir-square Does America Need a Tahrir Square? Alexander Walter 2014-04-17T18:24:00-04:00 >2014-04-18T10:34:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cb/cb83d9818ab40a00a78bfc008f3d1345.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Maidan Square in Kiev. Taksim Square in Istanbul. Tahrir Square in Cairo. Recent democratic movements around the globe have risen, or crashed and burned, on the hard pavement of vast urban public squares. [...] But too few observers have considered the significance of the empty public spaces themselves. [...] If public squares are essential to democracy, is their relative absence in modern American life bad for our democracy&mdash;or a sign that we&rsquo;re not as democratic as we imagine?</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/98205597/11-reasons-the-un-should-make-cities-the-focus-of-its-forthcoming-sustainable-development-goals 11 Reasons the UN Should Make Cities the Focus of Its Forthcoming Sustainable Development Goals Alexander Walter 2014-04-17T13:44:00-04:00 >2014-04-17T13:50:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/65/65379ae8956a57d00d111e2abf85ea4d.jpg" width="514" height="242" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Last week I attended the seventh World Urban Forum in Medell&iacute;n, Colombia, where more than 20,000 city leaders, urbanists, and planners from more than 160 countries met to discuss the future of cities across the globe. [...] Unfortunately, a number of important countries, the U.S. and Canada among them, remain worryingly undecided about joining this widespread call for a city-specific SDG from countries as diverse as Germany, Colombia, and Ghana.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/98204993/cities-need-goldilocks-housing-density-not-too-high-or-low-but-just-right Cities need Goldilocks housing density – not too high or low, but just right Alexander Walter 2014-04-17T13:31:00-04:00 >2014-04-17T14:46:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/00/003508c69ab984a03ea84c4a73835db5.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In so-called hot cities [...] battles are raging over height limits and urban density, all on the basis of two premises: 1) that building all these towers will increase the supply of housing and therefore reduce its costs; 2) that increasing density is the green, sustainable thing to do and that towers are the best way to do it. I am not sure that either is true.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/98204386/disposable-architecture Disposable architecture? Alexander Walter 2014-04-17T13:23:00-04:00 >2014-04-17T18:48:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0d/0d3gdou82mrgci6s.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I&rsquo;d asked Stokes whether the technology challenges of designing a building to last 100+ years are more difficult today than they were in, say, 1900 &mdash; or if it&rsquo;s as difficult, just different. He said the challenges might be more difficult today, but regardless, maybe technology is changing the solution: we shouldn&rsquo;t try to design buildings today to last 100 years, but design them so they&rsquo;ll last for, say, 20 years and then be replaced.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/98156100/the-spectre-haunting-san-francisco The spectre haunting San Francisco Nam Henderson 2014-04-17T12:05:00-04:00 >2014-04-17T13:14:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lo/lo2jnhdp9j74hbxy.jpg" width="514" height="375" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The housing dynamic in San Francisco raises the capital intensity of consumption. That contributes to an increase in the capital share of income and to the stock of wealth in the economy. Zoning restrictions are a tool of the oligarchy, effectively. I'm only one-fourth kidding.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The author(s) examine the origins/causes of the growing housing/rent crisis in American cities, such as San Francisco.&nbsp;</p><p>h/t <a href="https://twitter.com/davidjmadden/status/456453887361576960" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Madden</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98163968/frank-gehry-about-his-battersea-power-station-project-norman-foster-mark-zuckerberg Frank Gehry about his Battersea Power Station project, Norman Foster, Mark Zuckerberg Alexander Walter 2014-04-16T20:28:00-04:00 >2014-04-18T12:47:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2c/2ceedeea9c98fa8ff50f74067b9078b1.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>He&rsquo;s waited until his ninth decade, but Frank Gehry is turning his attention to the London skyline, starting with Battersea Power Station, where he will draw on the capital&rsquo;s sweeping crescents and stucco terraces as part of its &pound;8bn redevelopment. He tells Harry Mount about courting controversy, banter with Norman Foster and working for Mark Zuckerberg</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/98163364/zaha-hadid-granite-marble-furniture-collection-for-citco Zaha Hadid Granite & Marble Furniture Collection for CITCO Alexander Walter 2014-04-16T20:18:00-04:00 >2014-04-17T08:12:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8f/8fc703d17bd44353f588481582a2df02.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] Zaha Hadid took to Milan Design Week&rsquo;s Salone del Mobile to unveil a series of brand new series of furniture. Created for Italian interior design firm CITCO, the series consists of three distinct pieces: a shelving unit, table, and fireplace.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/98148220/design-tweaks-can-t-overcome-academy-museum-s-dramatic-flaws Design tweaks can't overcome Academy Museum's dramatic flaws Alexander Walter 2014-04-16T14:07:00-04:00 >2014-04-20T02:51:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f3/f353a80c8162d4c0adf1ab119ea338ca.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If Brougher and other academy leaders can compel the architects to reconcile the clear potential of the new wing's interior spaces with its unconvincing, unwieldy exterior, they may be able to salvage the design before construction begins. If not, they may well have an architectural flop on their hands when the museum opens in 2017 &mdash; not to mention the third disappointing Piano building within a quarter-mile radius.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/98147616/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-18 Archinect's Employer of the Day - Weekly Round-Up #18 Justine Testado 2014-04-16T13:57:00-04:00 >2014-04-18T12:47:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3f/3f9xpics4y5wdejw.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Heads up to all you job seekers and active employers. Here's this week's batch of employers for Archinect's <em>Employer of the Day</em>. If you've been following the feature on Archinect's <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>, <em>Employer of the Day</em> is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work.</p><p>In case you missed them, check out the latest <em>EOTD</em> features.</p><p>1. <a href="http://archinect.com/Corgan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Corgan</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152340341017247.1073742622.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/Corgan/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2v/2vxyx6nsf3gm299p.jpg"></p><p>2. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/14103476/cbt-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>CBT Architects</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152338492722247.1073742620.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/97722978/interior-architect-hospitality-sector" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interior Architect - Hospitality Sector</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jw/jwzqde5xzgjznak8.jpg"></p><p>3. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106309/roman-and-williams-buildings-and-interiors" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152336228857247.1073742619.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/jobs/106309/roman-and-williams-buildings-and-interiors" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kd/kdp5gwha4uveoyss.jpg"></p><p>4. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/4134370/joseph-vance-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Joseph Vance Architects</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152329904217247.1073742616.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/91200754/project-manager-project-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Project Manager/Project Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ef/ef930a4fbsm6roww.jpg"></p><p>5. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/2495274/paul-davis-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Paul Davis Architects</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152327905077247.1073742611.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/96596238/project-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Project Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nf/nfsmnevetb1xpyr3.jpg"></p><p>To follow <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/369546/employer-of-the-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Employer of the Day</em></a>, like Archinect's <a href="http://facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98147614/bike-lanes-don-t-cause-traffic-jams-if-you-re-smart-about-where-you-build-them Bike Lanes Don’t Cause Traffic Jams If You’re Smart About Where You Build Them Alexander Walter 2014-04-16T13:45:00-04:00 >2014-04-16T15:50:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b4/b4e7b801cecf46e30b2f2577cc5b8a01.jpg" width="514" height="131" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New bike lanes certainly make life better for cyclists, but how do they affect drivers? This question is hotly debated, especially when a new bike lane replaces a lane used by vehicular traffic. It seems that unless a ton of people start commuting by bicycle, giving away a lane would cause increased car traffic. But is this really the case?</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/98147010/let-them-eat-mcmansions-the-1-percent-income-inequality-and-new-fashioned-american-excess Let them eat McMansions! The 1 percent, income inequality, and new-fashioned American excess Alexander Walter 2014-04-16T13:35:00-04:00 >2014-04-18T11:37:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d0/d0e11dc845ec7411db17b433f76e000f.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Today we call those changes &ldquo;inequality,&rdquo; and inequality is, obviously, the point of the McMansion. The suburban ideal of the 1950s, according to &ldquo;The Organization Man,&rdquo; was supposed to be &ldquo;classlessness,&rdquo; but the opposite ideal is the brick-to-the-head message of the dominant suburban form of today.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/98032091/as-demolition-of-folk-art-museum-begins-archinect-reflects-on-historical-implications As demolition of Folk Art Museum begins, Archinect reflects on historical implications Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-16T13:15:00-04:00 >2014-04-19T22:48:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/no/noymct2t6afeb3gu.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The axe is set to fall on the American Folk Art Museum -- after months of controversy and protest, MoMA initiated its expansion and began <a href="http://archrecord.construction.com/news/2014/04/140414-MoMA-Begins-Demolition-Folk-Art-Museum.asp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">preparing the FAM for demolition</a>&nbsp;this past Monday. As per prior concessions by MoMA,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93445049/moma-will-preserve-folk-art-museum-s-facade" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the museum's distinctive fa&ccedil;ade will be preserved</a>, but it's unlikely to abate the sour feelings of those who oppose both the loss of the FAM, and Diller Scofidio + Renfro's expansion designs.</p><p>When <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/71018337/moma-to-raze-ex-american-folk-art-museum-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA first announced it would raze the FAM</a> in April of 2013, the news resonated not only as a blow to preservationism and sustainability, but as an issue of architectural ethics and institutional monopolies. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/71052733/folkmoma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#folkmoma</a> became a rallying post for protest and alternative proposals, and the widespread news coverage brought architectural drama to the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91617873/building-faces-wrecking-ball-so-does-couples-friendship" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">front page</a>.</p><p>But pro-con feuding aside, the Folk/MoMA issue implicates difficult questions of architecture's responsibilities -- to preservation, sustainability, other architects, and the public&rsquo;s opinion. Architects and Archinect c...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98144587/anti-fragile-the-uncertain-future-of-arverne-east Anti-Fragile: The Uncertain Future of Arverne East Alexander Walter 2014-04-16T12:45:00-04:00 >2014-04-17T05:04:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/83/835d01f7f8118052a2d501a7a89c53dc.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Superstorm Sandy brought the Rockaways into the forefront of New Yorkers&rsquo; consciousness for a period of time, [...] subsequently as a key reference point in debates about rebuilding versus retreating from the flood zone. [...] The last of these sites is Arverne East, 81 acres of City-owned land that have remained vacant since the neighborhood was razed in 1969. Below, Jonathan Tarleton and Gabriel Silberblatt consider Arverne East&rsquo;s uncertain future.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related Posts:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97577444/the-final-proposals-of-the-10-shortlisted-rebuild-by-design-teams" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The final proposals of the 10 shortlisted Rebuild by Design teams</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/84846738/white-arkitekter-wins-for-a-resilient-rockaway-far-roc-design-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">White Arkitekter wins &ldquo;For a Resilient Rockaway&rdquo; (FAR ROC) Design Competition</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/77454300/for-a-resilient-rockaway-far-roc-design-competition-finalists" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">For a Resilient Rockaway (FAR ROC) Design Competition Finalists</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/98090199/in-at-the-deep-end-zaha-hadid-takes-the-plunge-into-swimwear In at the deep end: Zaha Hadid takes the plunge into swimwear Alexander Walter 2014-04-15T14:07:00-04:00 >2014-04-18T08:37:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/37/377dd632c6a5f1fc91e494dd7615c9f3.jpg" width="514" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Is there no end to this woman&rsquo;s talents? Well, in the case of Zaha Hadid, a grinding halt seems to have been reached with the eminent architect&rsquo;s flirtations with fashion. Hadid has long pushed the boundaries of her considerable talents, with credible adventures into furniture design and oil painting, but her latest swimwear range for Viviona shows that sometimes even the deepest wells can run dry.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/98067795/monu-20-on-geographical-urbanism-released MONU #20 on Geographical Urbanism Released MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2014-04-15T14:00:00-04:00 >2014-04-15T14:10:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o6/o6yasyu4hybym0uy.jpg" width="514" height="692" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Contrary to the simplified linear causality of the environmentalism of the past, which posited that natural geography shapes urban patterns, it is now thought that contemporary urbanization shapes the surface of the earth. Nikos Katsikis explains this tremendous current shift in the meaning of physical geography for cities in his contribution "On the Geographical Organization of World Urbanization". (Bernd Upmeyer, Editor-in-Chief, April 2014)</p></em><br /><br /><p>Contrary to the simplified linear causality of the environmentalism of the past, which posited that natural geography shapes urban patterns, it is now thought that contemporary urbanization shapes the surface of the earth. <strong><em>Nikos Katsikis</em></strong> explains this tremendous current shift in the meaning of physical geography for cities in his contribution <strong>"On the Geographical Organization of World Urbanization"</strong>, putting the discussion of the <strong>20th</strong> issue of <strong>MONU</strong> on the topic <strong><em>"Geographical Urbanism"</em></strong> in a historical context. For <strong><em>Bernardo Secchi</em></strong> this is not much of a problem as he is no fan of natural geography anyway, a position he reveals in our interview with him entitled <strong>"Working with Geography"</strong>. According to him our task today is to understand, and to learn from, natural geography, but to correct and improve it and design useful projects of artificial geography. What is important to him - and which is the reason why he considers physical geography the starting point of all his ideas on planning ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98089591/medell-n-miracle-or-marketing-ploy Medellín Miracle or Marketing Ploy? Alexander Walter 2014-04-15T13:59:00-04:00 >2014-04-15T14:00:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/03/0375cc1f5ad4f19f5117100ee0b337e6.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mainstream sources such as CNN and The New York Times have sung the city&rsquo;s praises as a stunning success story. However, now that the conference is over, there are signs that there&rsquo;s trouble in Medell&iacute;n&rsquo;s urban planning paradise.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/98088979/update-acadia-2014-call-for-papers-deadline-extended-to-april-22 UPDATE: ACADIA 2014 Call for Papers deadline extended to April 22 Justine Testado 2014-04-15T13:55:00-04:00 >2014-04-15T13:56:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ut/ut9nvm1m0jyurkzl.jpg" width="514" height="417" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em><strong>UPDATE:</strong> The Call For Papers deadline has been extended to April 22nd 12AM PDT.</em></p><p>Due to popular demand, the final deadline to submit papers for the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/acadia_2014_design_agency/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ACADIA 2014 | Design Agency conference</a> has been<strong> updated to</strong> <strong>April 22 at 12 a.m. PDT</strong>.</p><p>Submissions are welcome from specialized researchers, practitioners, students, and others interested in computational design of architecture. Submissions can include the disciplines of science and art, engineering, fabrication, computer science, construction and design.</p><p>This year's conference -- including workshops and tour -- will be held at the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles this October.</p><p>Conference: October 23-25, 2014<br>Workshops and Tour: October 20-22 &amp; 26, 2014.</p><p><strong><a href="http://2014.acadia.org/submit.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Submission details</a><br><a href="http://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?key=10335548.U23so5alUTQURvFv" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Submit a paper</a></strong><br><a href="http://http://acadia.us6.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=23c52ab4f14aaad88094be401&amp;id=af21a3606d&amp;e=21d689acf4" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>ACADIA 2014 Consent to Publish form</strong></a></p><p>You can find more details about the conference <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/acadia_2014_design_agency_-_call_for_papers/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98088984/our-cubicles-ourselves-how-the-modern-office-shapes-american-life Our Cubicles, Ourselves: How the Modern Office Shapes American Life Alexander Walter 2014-04-15T13:44:00-04:00 >2014-04-15T13:45:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f3/f3f7d30dfedb18fb895ac37f81ac071e.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>And hierarchies don&rsquo;t disappear when you place everyone at a communal table or &ldquo;superdesk&rdquo;; they persist in more subtle modes of workplace interaction. I suspect that people thrown into open plans might even miss their cubicles. And there are features of cubicles&mdash;such as the need to partition wide spaces&mdash;that I suspect will continue to be useful and never go away; these needs precede the invention of the cubicle itself.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more about the development of the American workplace in Archinect's feature article, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/87376636/aftershock-2-serendipity-machines-and-the-future-of-workplace-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Aftershock #2: "Serendipity Machines" and the Future of Workplace Design</em></a>.</p>