Archinect - News 2015-07-03T02:29:14-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/130971783/enlisting-the-internet-of-things-against-california-s-historic-drought Enlisting the Internet of Things against California's historic drought Alexander Walter 2015-07-02T20:58:00-04:00 >2015-07-02T21:16:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xl/xlrh13jga33v6bam.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] the drought is a gusher for a growing number of tech startups in the emerging world of the Internet of Things, the buzzy term for the trend of connecting devices and data in the physical realm to the Internet. Getting more sensors into the environment will help thousands of farms, businesses and cities figure out where water is going and how it can be diverted for the most efficient use. Agriculture is the area most ripe for collecting more and higher-quality data.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130255296/california-water-crisis-now-there-s-a-board-game-for-that" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">California Water Crisis? Now there's a board game for that!</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124816177/california-farmers-using-oil-wastewater-during-drought" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">California Farmers Using Oil Wastewater during Drought</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124294140/california-governor-mandates-water-restrictions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">California Governor Mandates Water Restrictions</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/130954884/poor-doors-of-perception-discriminatory-design-collapsing-balconies-and-virtual-realities-on-archinect-sessions-36 Poor Doors of Perception: discriminatory design, collapsing balconies, and virtual realities on Archinect Sessions #36 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-02T20:11:00-04:00 >2015-07-02T22:01:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2o/2ojh6bs014pj194z.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week, we dip into the swamp of whether so-called "poor doors" (separate entrances for affordable and market-rate housing tenants) are discriminatory, highlighting discussion points made in the wake of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130736452/new-york-s-poor-doors-are-no-more" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York's decision to make them illegal</a>. We also follow up on the investigation into a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129726748/6-dead-after-berkeley-balcony-collapses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">balcony collapse in Berkeley, California</a> that led to six deaths, and ask Brian Newman, Archinect Sessions' Legal Correspondent, what legal recourse is possible for everyone involved.</p><p>Virtual built environment wizards Thomas Hirschmann and Anthony Murray, founders of documentation and preservation firm <a href="http://www.thethirdfate.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Third Fate</a>, also join us for an interview. Their work seeks to document, preserve and activate the built environment through virtual realities.</p><p>Listen to episode thirty-six of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "Poor Doors of Perception":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>Stitcher</strong>:&nbsp;...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/130966166/ball-nogues-and-other-la-artists-unveil-public-art-commissions-at-lax Ball-Nogues and other LA artists unveil public art commissions at LAX Alexander Walter 2015-07-02T19:28:00-04:00 >2015-07-02T19:29:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cd/cd8cbfd9a5c22a7f615c5bfe7360a078.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX debuted this week three new public art commissions designed to greet departing and arriving passengers and provide a measure of calm and reflection amid the chaos of air travel. The&nbsp;artists involved&nbsp;all have strong ties to Los Angeles -- Mark Bradford, Pae White and the Ball-Nogues studio each resides or works in the L.A. area.</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/130959709/transforming-a-garbage-heap-into-a-public-park Transforming a garbage heap into a public park Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-02T17:37:00-04:00 >2015-07-02T17:37:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bf/bfa30e26897ea7417f0518ffca8732a0.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since the capping and closure of Fresh Kills&rsquo; five mounds, this 2,200-acre expanse of wetlands, marshlands, dry lowlands, forests, and grasslands has evolved into an unusual combination of natural and engineered beauty.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Originally a patch of creeks and marshland on the western shore of Staten Island, the area now known as Fresh Kills became a major landfill for New York City in 1948, once Robert Moses bought the land for housing development. His plan was to solidify the marshland with waste for a few years, and then build. But construction never happened, and for the remainder of the 20th century, the area served as a 2,200-acre garbage heap (by comparison, Central Park covers 843 acres). People hated it, and in 2001 managed to get the city to close it down, and begin the process of transforming it back into its (more or less) former ecological state, to be used as a public park known as Freshkills.</p><p>Learn more about Freshkills' storied past:</p><ul><li><a title="Transforming Freshkills Park from Landfill to Landscape" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/59492930/transforming-freshkills-park-from-landfill-to-landscape" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Transforming Freshkills Park from Landfill to Landscape</a></li><li><a title="A pretty picture of the future for Fresh Kills" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/19613/a-pretty-picture-of-the-future-for-fresh-kills" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A pretty picture of the future for Fresh Kills</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/130952473/david-adjaye-talks-about-woven-architecture-and-his-new-d-c-museum David Adjaye talks about woven architecture and his new D.C. museum Alexander Walter 2015-07-02T16:00:00-04:00 >2015-07-02T16:07:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n6/n624h0llzkh730o0.jpg" width="514" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Adjaye is overseeing the newest installment of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum&rsquo;s &ldquo;Selects&rdquo; series, which spotlights the little-known West African textiles in the museum&rsquo;s permanent collection. [...] It also offers the celebrated architect a chance to explore the surprising connections between textile making and building design. &ldquo;What&rsquo;s interesting to me is this idea of fabric and weaving as a kind of abstraction of making places that people come together in,&rdquo; he says.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/39005328/watch-first-look-at-the-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First Look at the Museum of African American History and Culture</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130950866/only-8-2-of-the-great-wall-of-china-is-in-good-condition-according-to-recent-study Only 8.2% of the Great Wall of China is in good condition, according to recent study Justine Testado 2015-07-02T14:55:00-04:00 >2015-07-02T14:56:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wh/whfwnketvcq19815.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Citing a recent report from the Great Wall of China Society, the [Beijing Times] claims that more than 30% of the original structure has disappeared. Approximately 74.1% is poorly preserved, and only 8.2% is in good condition. While concerns about the wall&rsquo;s condition have deepened in recent years, the study appears to be the first to actually quantify the problem.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Paul Rudolph's Government Center won't be saved, despite preservationist pleas" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130791045/paul-rudolph-s-government-center-won-t-be-saved-despite-preservationist-pleas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Rudolph's Government Center won't be saved, despite preservationist pleas</a></li><li><a title="U.S. LGBTQ preservation group pushes to preserve more heritage sites at the national level" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130505301/u-s-lgbtq-preservation-group-pushes-to-preserve-more-heritage-sites-at-the-national-level" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">U.S. LGBTQ preservation group pushes to preserve more heritage sites at the national level</a></li><li><a title="New list of America's Most Endangered Historic Places keeps fragile memories alive" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130424991/new-list-of-america-s-most-endangered-historic-places-keeps-fragile-memories-alive" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New list of America's Most Endangered Historic Places keeps fragile memories alive</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/130950063/what-architects-have-learned-from-rebuilding-port-au-prince What architects have learned from rebuilding Port-au-Prince Alexander Walter 2015-07-02T14:31:00-04:00 >2015-07-02T14:34:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5b/5b02794ef54b4d3e8b1407b941e7b5ed.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the five-and-a-half years since an earthquake killed more than 220,000 people here and displaced 1.5 million more, most of headlines from Haiti&rsquo;s capital have been about dysfunctional projects, mismanagement and the overall slow pace of&nbsp;reconstruction. Yet some innovative urban development work is going on here, often under the radar.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128802521/four-years-and-half-a-billion-dollars-later-the-red-cross-has-built-six-houses-in-haiti" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Four years and half a billion dollars later, the Red Cross has built six houses in Haiti</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117117228/mass-design-group-s-new-open-air-clinics-in-haiti-reviewed-by-michael-kimmelman" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MASS Design Group's new Open-Air Clinics in Haiti, reviewed by Michael Kimmelman</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/13229440/rebuilding-haiti-houses-for-haiti-s-homeless" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rebuilding Haiti: Houses for Haiti's homeless</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/11877479/haiti-simbi-hubs-wins-aa-school-and-foster-partners-sustainability-and-infrastructure-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Haiti Simbi Hubs Wins AA School and Foster + Partners Sustainability and Infrastructure Prize</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/130946035/renzo-piano-s-designs-for-kum-go-hq-revealed Renzo Piano's designs for Kum & Go HQ revealed Alexander Walter 2015-07-02T13:49:00-04:00 >2015-07-02T20:44:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w0/w0hd9ob7shp76o3c.jpg" width="514" height="231" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When Midwest convenience store chain Kum &amp; Go announced the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114120518/renzo-piano-will-design-the-new-kum-go-corporate-hq-in-iowa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">selection of Renzo Piano</a> as design architect for their new Des Moines, Iowa headquarters last November, speculations immediately ran wild about what the Italian master would put to paper.</p><p>The secrecy has now been lifted with the official reveal of the designs for the 5-story Krause Gateway Center, scheduled to open in 2018.</p><p>Scroll down for the announcement Kum &amp; Go published, along with first design impressions, this week.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kk/kky2r5h2go1y70sh.jpg"></p><p><em>Kum &amp; Go shared today the designs for their new Downtown Des Moines headquarters, Krause Gateway Center, located at 1459 Grand Avenue. The building was designed to provide Kum &amp; Go associates a modern and highly collaborative work environment that offers flexibility for growth in the years to come.</em></p><p><em>The five-story building is being planned and constructed for LEED certification, and will feature glass prominently on all sides to provide transparency and light throughout the building. The layout was designed to...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130893085/back-to-business-nader-tehrani-appointed-dean-of-cooper-union-s-school-of-architecture Back to business: Nader Tehrani appointed Dean of Cooper Union's School of Architecture Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-01T20:54:00-04:00 >2015-07-02T20:01:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u2/u2l7sbhdmzs9oc79.jpg" width="514" height="532" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After a nearly two-year search, the Cooper Union has selected Nader Tehrani as the new Dean of the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/697/the-cooper-union" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture</a>, effective immediately. Following Dean Anthony Vidler&rsquo;s resignation in 2013, Elizabeth O&rsquo;Donnell took over as acting dean while <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/79387323/the-cooper-union-announces-a-search-for-a-new-dean-for-the-the-irwin-s-chanin-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the search committee</a> scoured the globe for a permanent replacement. Tehrani looks to be a prime choice, with a very impressive set of exhibitions, lectures and awards that has <a href="https://architecture.mit.edu/faculty/nader-tehrani" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">already been extensively detailed elsewhere</a>. He is also the founding principal of both <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/23862/office-da" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Office dA</a>&nbsp;(along with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/450520/rodolphe-el-khoury" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Roldolphe El Khoury</a>,)&nbsp;and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/14669697/nadaaa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NADAAA</a>, and previously served as an architecture professor and the head of <a href="http://archinect.com/mitarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT&rsquo;s Department of Architecture</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6w/6w1bzdu9a501toem.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<em>Model Home Gallery in Seoul, South Korea by NADAAA</em></p><p>Tehrani&rsquo;s deanship begins at a difficult period in Cooper Union&rsquo;s history, in the still very shaky aftermath of the school&rsquo;s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90935135/cooper-union-board-votes-for-tuition-to-begin-fall-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 decision to begin charging tuition</a> for the first time since its founding 156 years ago. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128257230/cooper-union-graduates-stage-tuition-protest-at-commencement-ceremony" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ongoing student protests</a>, a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123751145/new-york-attorney-general-is-investigating-cooper-union-s-finances" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">legal investig...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130888271/daniel-libeskind-launch-guest-editor-of-new-cnn-style-platform Daniel Libeskind launch guest editor of new CNN Style platform Alexander Walter 2015-07-01T19:23:00-04:00 >2015-07-02T22:23:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8y/8y8sw76eg6nmxvy8.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Today sees the launch of CNN Style, a new online destination for intelligent, stylish content spanning the worlds of fashion, design, architecture, art, autos and luxury. Throughout July, CNN Style welcomes renowned Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind [...]. As guest editor, Libeskind has commissioned a series of pieces about architecture to be published through July, given an exclusive video interview to CNN Style and written about the interplay of architecture and emotion.</p></em><br /><br /><p>CNN Style launched today with the inaugural editorial piece by Daniel Libeskind, "<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/30/architecture/daniel-libeskind-architecture-emotions/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">We mustn't forget the deep emotional impact of the buildings around us</a>."</p><p>In the network's announcement, Libeskind is quoted:&nbsp;"I feel very lucky to be CNN Style's inaugural guest editor.&nbsp;It's a brilliant opportunity to communicate ideas about architecture and cities in an exciting new format.&nbsp; The spirit and emotionality of architecture is at the core of my practice [...]."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130882639/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-76 Archinect's Employer of the Day - Weekly Round-Up #76 Justine Testado 2015-07-01T17:57:00-04:00 >2015-07-02T14:36:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vx/vxdfjqk9smq4aet6.jpg" width="514" height="403" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Heads up to all you job seekers and active employers. Here's our weekly batch of employers for Archinect's <em>Employer of the Day</em>. If you've been following the daily 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/firms/cover/106366/inaba" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>INABA</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153322891672247.1073743158.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/130708229/intermediate-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Intermediate Architect</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f5/f5n68l2v1klvwurd.jpg"></p><p>2. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/19627918/rottet-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Rottet Studio</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153316579357247.1073743156.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring:<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/129714654/junior-designer-3d-renderer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Junior Designer - 3D Renderer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m2/m2dwln478vn951x6.jpg"></p><p>3. <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/25481620/echo-da" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Echo:DA</a></strong> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153313953152247.1073743155.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/130330887/project-manager-2-5-year-s-experience" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Project Manager (2-5 yrs experience)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i1/i1sbkoboj9lpv34i.jpg"></p><p>4. <a href="http://archinect.com/mcgriffarchitects.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>McGriff Architects</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153325349742247.1073743159.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/122278436/project-manager" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Project Manager</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p5/p5hmzv0ezhsk90lr.jpg"></p><p>5. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/26993251/design-within-reach-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Design Within Reach</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect/posts/10153327738737247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/jobs/26993251/design-within-reach-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wj/wjcko3nm8m4q98hm.jpg"></p><p>Keep track of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/369546/employer-of-the-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Employer of the Day</em></a> by liking Archinect's <a href="http://facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook page</a> or follow the new <em>Employer of the Day</em> <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 tips? Check out Archinect's new <em><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/596985/employ-ed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EMPLOY(ED)</a></em> series.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130874587/a-guerilla-teahouse-pops-up-in-la-s-griffith-park A guerilla teahouse pops up in LA's Griffith Park Nicholas Korody 2015-07-01T15:01:00-04:00 >2015-07-01T23:03:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9y/9yi354o9yrz86m6x.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The invitation was&nbsp;cryptic. A small piece of wood with a laser-burned message that read, "June 30, 2015. Please join us for tea and wishes overlooking the city. Sunrise, Griffith Park."&nbsp;</p></em><br /><br /><p>It's a rather charming story: an anonymous collective of artists have fashioned a Japanese-inspired teahouse out of charred wood reclaimed from the 2007 Griffith Park fire and offered it as a gift to the city. Surreptitiously assembled in parts, the teahouse was inaugurated yesterday morning for a select group of the artists' friends and associates.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ty/tysw8yik3rv4wdx4.jpg"></p><p>The invited guests were sent clandestine notes that led them, as if on a scavenger hunt, to the wooden structure at dawn. There, green tea and cookies were offered and a ceremony was performed. An opera signer sang in the distance.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fa/fa1d8ky9ww1djo9h.jpg"></p><p>Apparently, this isn't the first time the group &ndash; who isn't named &ndash; have created a work of&nbsp;guerrilla&nbsp;architecture. And if the&nbsp;safety-and-regulations angel on your shoulder is balking at potential liabilities, rest easy. According to the LA Times report, the structure was designed with help from professional woodworkers. The artists pegged the wooden structure to an existing concrete and rebar foundation, which...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130872169/new-satellite-images-show-progress-in-china-s-island-building-project New satellite images show progress in China's island-building project Nicholas Korody 2015-07-01T14:19:00-04:00 >2015-07-01T14:28:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gg/ggmfojl6oanwnxxy.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New satellite imagery of remote islands in the South China Sea shows several Chinese island-building projects are finished. In five of seven island projects, attention has turned to the next phase: building bases with potential military uses on the islands.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Taking a cue from the Gulf states, China has been <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108502429/china-is-busy-building-islands-in-the-south-china-sea" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">engaged</a> in a massive island-building project in the South China Sea. New images from the Washington Post show the staggering progress that is being made, with the first buildings cropping up. While relatively small, the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_China_Sea" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">South China Sea</a> is one of the most important shipping channels in the world &ndash; and may also hold a massive reserve of oil and gas deposits. Control of the waterway has become a source of increasing geopolitical tension in the region and internationally, with the United States and other countries asking China to cease island-building operations. But according to the Chinese, the artificial islands are a legal expression of their sovereignty.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tf/tfnv5bhxd743uwfn.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fp/fp9548ptpse80123.jpg"></p><p>While artificial islands may seem incredibly modern &ndash; if not downright sci-fi &ndash; there's <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_island" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">evidence</a> that humans have been doing it for some time now. The massive Aztec city of Tenochtitlan largely consisted of artificial islands, or <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinampa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>chinamitl</em></a>, surrounding a smaller natural island in Lak...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130872172/a-stark-contrast-ulm-stadthaus-set-to-host-a-retrospective-exhibition-of-richard-meier-partners A stark contrast: Ulm Stadthaus set to host a retrospective exhibition of Richard Meier & Partners Richard Meier & Partners 2015-07-01T14:18:00-04:00 >2015-07-01T14:18:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/98/98jvosvn3tce56cu.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new exhibition on the work of New York-based Richard Meier &amp; Partners Architects is set to open at the Ulm Stadthaus Exhibition and Assembly Building in Ulm, Germany on 8 July.</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/130870554/the-childhood-home-of-muhammad-ali-is-about-to-get-a-250-000-facelift The childhood home of Muhammad Ali is about to get a $250,000 facelift Nicholas Korody 2015-07-01T13:52:00-04:00 >2015-07-02T14:37:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5p/5p44lufsrulawmta.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Louisville house where boxing legend Muhammad Ali &ndash; then known as Cassius Clay Jr. &ndash; first began training at the age of 12 is about to undergo a <a href="http://curbed.com/archives/2015/07/01/muhammad-ali-childhood-home-museum.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">$250,000 restoration</a>. Currently in a dilapidated state, the small house on Grand Avenue was purchased by real estate investor and boxing fan Jared Weiss. The project seeks to restore the home to its original appearance, including a pink paint job. In 2012, a historic marker was placed in&nbsp;front of the site.</p><p>A program called Jesus and a Job that provides jobs to former felons will be in charge of the labor. When the restoration is finished, the house will open to the public as a museum, joining the <a href="https://alicenter.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Muhammad Ali Center</a> in commemorating one of Louisville's most notable athletes.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130868933/jean-nouvel-in-nymag-profile-i-create-a-film-in-my-head Jean Nouvel in NYMag profile: "I create a film in my head." Alexander Walter 2015-07-01T13:14:00-04:00 >2015-07-02T12:33:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uc/ucn0njmy29pm8218.jpg" width="514" height="315" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Lunch is an important ritual in his workday, a discussion lubricated by copious amounts of wine. Often, it&rsquo;s the first time his staff gets to see him, since he spends mornings in solitude. &ldquo;I wake up, perform my little ablutions, then get back into bed with my eye mask on and my earplugs in, and I work. I imagine. I visualize. I create a film in my head.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Grand Monsieur of French architecture talks openly to <em>New York</em> magazine's Justin Davidson about current projects &mdash;&nbsp;like the Louvre Abu Dhabi,&nbsp;National Museum of Qatar,&nbsp;National Art Museum of China, and the 53 West 53rd Street "MoMA Tower" in New York &mdash;&nbsp;as well as the immense frustration with his/not his Philharmonie de Paris&nbsp;(<em>&ldquo;he still despairs at all the corners cut, the mediocre workmanship, the design details that have been quashed, making the fa&ccedil;ade seem jittery and indistinct&rdquo;</em>).</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130868125/putting-entire-cities-on-the-psychiatrist-s-couch Putting entire cities on the psychiatrist's couch Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-01T12:59:00-04:00 >2015-07-01T12:59:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/26/262lk8ok9z34wz9l.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rule No. 1 for long life: Stay active, keep the blood flowing. Rule No. 1 for urban planning: Never close an artery.</p></em><br /><br /><p>It's well known that strong social ties can benefit an individual's mental health. Investment in a community can help people to cope with the stress of traumatic events, physical disability, aging, and simply the everyday banal. Cities, the natural biomes of most humans, then become a strong influencer of community and individual psychologies.</p><p>This fascinating&nbsp;<em>New York Times</em>&nbsp;piece looks at the career of Mindy Thompson Fullilove, a psychiatrist whose work with entire cities imagines them as a functioning body &ndash; one that needs all its parts to remain connected and coordinated in order to thrive.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rl/rlypeynwhguvaotg.jpg"></p><p>For more on the psychology of urban environments:</p><ul><li><a title='Getting Neural: Van Alen hosts "How Does the Brain Respond to the City?"' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100074122/getting-neural-van-alen-hosts-how-does-the-brain-respond-to-the-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Getting Neural: Van Alen hosts "How Does the Brain Respond to the City?"</a></li><li><a title='Developing an "urban neuroscience" to build better cities' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92916996/developing-an-urban-neuroscience-to-build-better-cities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Developing an "urban neuroscience" to build better cities</a></li><li><a title="Study Links Walkable Neighborhoods to Prevention of Cognitive Decline" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/116114669/study-links-walkable-neighborhoods-to-prevention-of-cognitive-decline" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Study Links Walkable Neighborhoods to Prevention of Cognitive Decline</a></li><li><a title="Inside the Dutch Village Where Everyone Has Dementia" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113901319/inside-the-dutch-village-where-everyone-has-dementia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inside the Dutch Village Where Everyone Has Dementia</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/130867323/paris-approves-its-first-skyscraper-of-the-21st-century Paris approves its first skyscraper of the 21st century Julia Ingalls 2015-07-01T12:52:00-04:00 >2015-07-03T01:47:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y9/y98bw1jp2kq9a7n3.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Paris] has not built a modern skyscraper since the 1970s, when the 231-metre tall Tour Montparnasse sprung up &ndash; much to the horror of the locals, many of whom still consider it an eyesore.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In a narrow vote, the city of lights approved <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/577/herzog-de-meuron" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron</a>'s Tour Triangle, a 42-story skyscraper that will be the tallest building to be built in Paris since the 1970s. In 2010, the city voted to remove its multi-decade-long height restrictions of 36 meters on new buildings, which were put in place after the erection of the widely&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128868345/top-architects-defend-some-of-the-most-hated-buildings-in-the-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">unpopular Tour Montparnasse</a>. With a proposed height of&nbsp;180 meters, Tour Triangle is Paris' first official skyscraper&nbsp;of&nbsp;the 21st century, although it required two voting sessions to win approval. In November of 2014, the city council voted down the plan, but&nbsp;mayor Anne Hidalgo&nbsp;called for another vote, dismissing the first round due to what she believed was political inter-party fighting.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2f/2faulhhneekpptym.jpg"></p><p>The Tour Triangle will supply 70,000 square feet of office space, a four star hotel with 120 rooms, and what has been described as a "Shard-esque Sky Bar." These amenities do not seem wildly out of place for a metropolitan area with a population of 12 million, despi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130817583/multi-media-art-interventions-coming-to-london-s-victoria-tube-line Multi-media art interventions coming to London's Victoria tube line Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-01T11:40:00-04:00 >2015-07-01T11:40:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/za/zawa442fhi1n51yf.jpg" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The project, called Underline, will include the underground&rsquo;s first music commission and a plan by the Turner prize-nominated architectural collective Assemble to improve what is regarded as one of the most unloved station exits on the entire network, at Seven Sisters in north London.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Organized by "Art on the Underground", a group that curates contemporary artworks for display in the London Underground, the new project will bring a variety of art, music and architectural&nbsp;interventions to the Victoria Line. Commissions selected to be part of the Underline are not simply public art projects &ndash; the interventions involve real proposals to improving the quality of experience for both commuters and workers on London's tube.</p><p>The whole tube line is under the curatorial purview, with architecture firm Assemble selected to focus particularly the Seven Sisters stop, known for its "anti-social behaviour problems".&nbsp;Artist Giles Round's Underline project, called "Design Work Leisure", will produce "prototypes of functional objects that can be used on the tube: a new ceramic tile for patch repairs on the existing tiles, for example, or new clocks, lighting or direction signs."&nbsp;Film and musical performances will also pepper the Victoria Line during Underline's run.</p><p>More news relate...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130814370/london-to-try-out-an-all-electric-double-decker-bus London to try out an all-electric double-decker bus Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-01T05:25:00-04:00 >2015-06-30T20:33:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/at/at7gvkp9op4sc95g.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[London Mayor Boris] Johnson, who uses the city&rsquo;s bike-share system to commute to work most days, told the Guardian that he would welcome the quieter, greener buses on his city&rsquo;s streets, saying current buses are like &ldquo;throbbing, belching machines that emit their fumes like wounded war-elephants&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Since 2008, London Mayor Boris Johnson has introduced over 1,300 hybrid buses onto city streets, and all-electric single-decker buses have been in use since 2013. It was previously thought that all-electric double-decker buses weren't feasible &ndash; their size makes them too difficult to efficiently power with electricity alone. BYD, the Chinese firm that will build the new all-electric buses, can provide batteries that will "apparently be light and cheap enough" to power London's iconic double-deckers. The first pilot bus will begin operating on London's Route 16 this October.</p><p>More news from London:</p><ul><li><a title="London is eating itself" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130714691/london-is-eating-itself" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London is eating itself</a></li><li><a title="As Garden Bridge procurement process is headed for review, London group claims that 30 new parks could be funded instead" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130175688/as-garden-bridge-procurement-process-is-headed-for-review-london-group-claims-that-30-new-parks-could-be-funded-instead" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As Garden Bridge procurement process is headed for review, London group claims that 30 new parks could be funded instead</a></li><li><a title="SelgasCano's &quot;psychedelic chrysalis&quot; Serpentine Pavilion is now open" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130175687/selgascano-s-psychedelic-chrysalis-serpentine-pavilion-is-now-open" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SelgasCano's "psychedelic chrysalis" Serpentine Pavilion is now open</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/130798286/berlin-s-make-city-festival-puts-the-focus-back-on-residents Berlin's "Make City Festival" puts the focus back on residents Laura Amaya 2015-07-01T04:42:00-04:00 >2015-06-30T17:58:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8a/8av6my19rrt19d58.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>During the tempestuous postwar years, Berlin was a city divided. Occupied by Soviet powers in the East and western Allies in the West, the city was split into separate states, and in 1961, the Berlin Wall was built between the two. Nearly thirty years later,&nbsp;Berlin's reunification process began with a loosening of The Wall's border restrictions in 1989, followed by eventual demolition in the early 1990s. By that time, the urban schism between East and West had become striking &ndash;&nbsp;The East, capital of Soviet East Germany, saw the erection of mass housing blocks lining wide avenues with little character. The West, on the other hand, stood as an exclave of capitalist democracy, representing a juxtaposition of individualism against communist ideals. Coming to terms with a convoluted past therefore stands at the center of Berlin&rsquo;s urban identity.</p><p>Berlin has since evolved to become an increasingly integrated city, in that citizens are taking an active part in its development. The multimodal ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130816780/plans-revealed-for-the-future-european-center-of-judaism-in-paris Plans revealed for the future European Center of Judaism in Paris Alexander Walter 2015-06-30T20:59:00-04:00 >2015-06-30T21:01:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e2/e2e8c97932283ca4137ec2e8a5173869.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Construction has begun on the future Centre Europ&eacute;en du Juda&iuml;sme (European Centre of Judaism) in the 17th arrondissement of Paris [...]. The planned cost of the project is &euro;10m, with &euro;2.7m in state and regional public funding, and it is due to be completed in spring 2017. Covering 4,900 sq. m over eight floors, the Jewish centre will include a synagogue, library, theatre and classrooms. The new building has been designed by the local architects Bruno Fl&eacute;chet and St&eacute;phane Maupin [...].</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/130811155/kickstart-this-archinect-s-kickstarter-picks-for-june-2015 Kickstart this! Archinect's Kickstarter picks for June 2015 Justine Testado 2015-06-30T20:48:00-04:00 >2015-06-30T20:48:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fp/fpj0nerpm7lyo7s9.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Another month has flown by, so that means it's time for the latest Kickstart This! list. Check out what sorts of crowdfunding projects made it onto the June 2015 round-up for <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/pages/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's curated Kickstarter page</a>.</p><p><strong><a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/build-a-beach-in-d-c#/story" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Build a BEACH in D.C.</a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6t/6tvrhjbujcz8bkr6.jpg"></p><p>The National Building Museum teamed up with Brooklyn-based practice Snarkitecture to bring a life-sized indoor "BEACH" installation&nbsp;&mdash; decked out in Snarkitecture's signature monochrome white&nbsp;&mdash; inside the NBM's Great Hall, set to open on July 4.</p><p><strong><a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2016983975/the-studio-residency-at-the-land" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the studio residency at the land</a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lq/lq0mq993ucghu0o0.jpg"></p><p>Frankfurt-based architects Nikolaus Hirsch and Michel M&uuml;ller are garnering support for the design of a table-top structure that will ultimately evolve into the permanent space for a communally engaged artist residency. The structure is being built for a northern Thailand initiative founded by artists Rirkrit Tiravanija and Kamin Lertchaiprasert.</p><p><strong><a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1520010949/new-solar-technology-to-build-an-underground-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Lowline: New Solar Technology to Build an Underground Park</a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/14/14zii0nb1lmh95co.jpg"></p><p>If NYC can get a High Line, why not a Lowline? As its name suggests, the Lowlin...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130810350/the-public-life-of-the-world-s-celebritrees The public life of the world's celebritrees Alexander Walter 2015-06-30T18:46:00-04:00 >2015-06-30T18:46:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/az/az11sxp5nmh2npgt.jpg" width="500" height="923" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To be recognized as a Great Tree, in New York City, is not just a matter of having the correct heritage or coming from the right family. [...] For a person, achieving fame or prominence comes with both perks and pitfalls. But what are the advantages of being a celebrated tree? And what are the dangers? While humans have long venerated old and large trees, we've also cut them down and razed whole forests of their less superlative brethren.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Need to see how your backyard elm compares to America's greatest trees? Click <a href="http://www.americanforests.org/bigtrees/bigtrees-search/" target="_blank">here</a> to search the 2015 American Forests Champion Trees national register or sign up to become a big-tree hunter in your area.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130800696/opening-of-damien-hirst-s-new-london-art-space-scheduled-for-october Opening of Damien Hirst’s new London art space scheduled for October Alexander Walter 2015-06-30T15:57:00-04:00 >2015-06-30T17:42:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7b/7bza2o60lgqeb93i.jpg" width="514" height="382" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Opening in October, Newport Street Gallery is the realisation of Hirst&rsquo;s long-term ambition to share his diverse collection &ndash; which includes over 3,000 works &ndash; with the public. [...] Designed by architects Caruso St John, Newport Street Gallery spans 37,000 square feet, which includes a restaurant and shop. Its construction has involved the conversion of three listed Victorian buildings [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117115624/damien-hirst-s-gallery-development-draws-closer-to-completition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Damien Hirst's gallery development draws closer to completition</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130797484/surprise-architecture-is-still-among-the-whitest-professions-in-america Surprise! Architecture is still among the whitest professions in America Alexander Walter 2015-06-30T15:12:00-04:00 >2015-07-01T15:16:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ay/aywg05tqdv3zu7xw.jpg" width="514" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Eight out of every 10 lawyers are white. Social scientists and architects are probably in need of some diversity too.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/06/diversity-jobs-professions-america/396632/?utm_source=SFTwitter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>The Atlantic</em></a> has put together an informative interactive chart detailing the racial compositions of some of America's least diverse professions. As expected, architecture still ranks high up with 77.7% Whites&nbsp;&mdash; a much discussed phenomenon here on Archinect.</p><p>We want to hear from you: Have you been seeing an increase in diversity in architectural practice and education?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130794268/the-lunatic-builder-who-spent-50-years-and-counting-building-a-cathedral The "Lunatic Builder" who spent 50 years (and counting) building a cathedral Justine Testado 2015-06-30T14:25:00-04:00 >2015-06-30T14:25:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y6/y6plr3omx73fpec0.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There were never any construction plans or official permission. Everything is in my head. I am not an architect or a stonemason. I have never had any training in the building profession. My basic education was interrupted by the Civil War. I was inspired by books about cathedrals, castles and other religious buildings and they gave birth to my own work...&mdash;Don Justo Gallego Mart&iacute;nez</p></em><br /><br /><p>Born into humble means in the Spanish town of Mejorada del Campo in 1925 and having worked as a farmer and a bullfighter, Don Justo Gallego&nbsp;Mart&iacute;nez lived in a Trappist monastery for eight years until he was forced to leave when he contracted tuberculosis. Don Justo, who never had any training as an architect or a builder, was "left with [nothing but] the strong conviction that God wanted him to build a temple." And so he did. The year was 1963 when Don Justo first laid the foundation of the Cathedral in Mejorada that he continues to build today.</p><p>Perceived by neighbors as "The Lunatic Builder" because he was building without any authorized permission, Don Justo remained steadfast in his spiritual mission&nbsp;&mdash; with the help of public donations and technical advice&nbsp;&mdash; to keep working on his temple until "the end of [his] days".</p><p>Sounds like a movie, right?</p><p>Well, director <a href="http://jamesrogan.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">James Rogan</a> created a short documentary in 2010 based on Don Justo's ongoing story called <a href="http://www.cathedraljusto.com/home.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The Madman and the Cathedral"</a>. Y...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130791045/paul-rudolph-s-government-center-won-t-be-saved-despite-preservationist-pleas Paul Rudolph's Government Center won't be saved, despite preservationist pleas Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-30T13:04:00-04:00 >2015-07-02T12:55:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uo/uoe65erwwj0lp839.jpg" width="514" height="253" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;We can now get back to doing the public&rsquo;s business and return a functioning&nbsp;Government Center to Goshen,&rdquo; the Orange County executive, Steven M. Neuhaus, said in a statement. &ldquo;It is my hope that this delay will not impact the bid prices.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>As of this past April, the fate of New York's Orange County Government Center, a boxy brutalist designed by Paul Rudolph, was <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122280042/orange-county-legislators-fail-to-save-paul-rudolph-s-government-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pretty much sealed</a>. Preservationist had previously fought to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115580114/paul-rudolph-s-brutalist-orange-county-gem-to-be-repurposed-as-arts-hub" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">restore the structure</a>&nbsp;in the face of much-needed updates to the Center, but their proposals were dismissed, and (at least partial) demolition was looking more or less imminent.</p><p>Now, another loss has cleared the way for work to begin. A lawsuit filed by local residents, claiming that the building was worth saving for both its architectural significance and the existence of a cheaper, alternate plan for an updated government center that spared Rudolph's building, has been rejected.</p><p>Work on the building will begin in early July.</p><p>Chart the rocky history of Rudolph's Orange County Government Center below:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122280042/orange-county-legislators-fail-to-save-paul-rudolph-s-government-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orange County legislators fail to save Paul Rudolph's Government Center</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122125723/michael-kimmelman-on-why-paul-rudolph-s-brutalist-orange-county-building-is-worth-saving" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Kimmelman on why Paul Rudolph's brutalist Orange County building is worth saving</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119441450/future-of-paul-rudolph-s-brutalist-orange-county-building-still-uncertain" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future of Paul Rudolph's brutalist Orange Count...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/130791046/plans-for-mother-canada-statue-face-harsh-opposition Plans for 'Mother Canada' statue face harsh opposition Alexander Walter 2015-06-30T12:50:00-04:00 >2015-06-30T13:17:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o0/o0m1h69lafg1iefe.jpg" width="514" height="297" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A plan to erect a 10-storey statue in a national park on one of Canada&rsquo;s most scenic shorelines has prompted outrage and sparked a growing political row [...]. The statue of Mother Canada &ndash; a cloaked female figure with her arms outstretched towards the Atlantic Ocean &ndash; is intended to honour the country&rsquo;s soldiers who died overseas. But growing anger over the plan has made it a new focus of opposition to the increasingly unpopular government of Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper.</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/130739661/immerse-yourself-in-100-design-s-design-in-colour-in-london-this-september-register-now Immerse yourself in 100%DESIGN's "Design in Colour" in London this September. Register now! Justine Testado 2015-06-30T05:25:00-04:00 >2015-06-30T18:08:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5w/5wlw9f1hqqk6xxq3.jpg" width="514" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>100%DESIGN is packing an extra punch of color this time around. Since its humble beginnings in a tent along London's King's Road back in 1995, 100%DESIGN has grown year after year into the UK's largest trade show that promotes global top-notch design and creativity. Over 20,000 attendees in the architecture and design community will gather at the show's new location, Olympia London, on September 23-26, 2015.</p><p>Centrally themed "Design in Colour", the three-day event will span across two levels and be divided into five sections: Interiors, Design &amp; Build, Kitchens &amp; Bathrooms, Workplace, and Emerging Brand. The popular "Talks with 100%Design" program will also take place once again, featuring headlining speakers like British designer Ilse Crawford.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6g/6g4tts3ie1uezvdl.jpg"><br><em>From L to R: North Limited, Designheure, and Antonio Lupi.</em> <em>Photos courtesy 100%DESIGN.</em></p><p>100%DESIGN worked closely with several collaborators such as trend forecasters WGSN to bring to life the sensory experience of the use of color in interior d...</p>