Archinect - News 2014-08-02T02:50:37-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/105571993/la-to-revamp-city-s-70-year-old-zoning-code LA to Revamp City's 70 Year Old Zoning Code Nicholas Korody 2014-08-01T19:39:00-04:00 >2014-08-01T23:13:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pl/pluq1siwaimkprln.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>...Countless contradictions [are] embedded in Los Angeles' zoning code, the 800-plus-page document that governs what can be built where in the city, and what it should look like [...] City planning officials are hoping to iron them out by rewriting the 70-year-old code, with an eye to making development here more predictable, less expensive and more in tune with the needs of a modern city.</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/105559936/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-details-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Details" Pinterest Board Archinect 2014-08-01T18:19:00-04:00 >2014-08-01T18:21:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g3/g3jf3v5m7pij6pue.jpg" width="514" height="736" 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://pinterest.com/archinect/details/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Details</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/04/04gjbg7bu9fdd1bv.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/104481830/humphrey-park/104943636" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Humphrey Park</a> in Portland, OR by <a href="http://archinect.com/wdp-pdx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Weedman Design Partners</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hh/hhevd04jnj05gd3l.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/100911404/cafeteria-mabillon/102523303" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cafeteria Mabillon</a> in Paris, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/architecturepatrickmauger" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Patrick Mauger</a>; Photo: Denance</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/od/odc3vpgxvmfyqqt9.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/46844711/eichler-remodel-and-addition/104902665" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eichler Remodel and Addition</a> in Palo Alto, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/46844711/jones-haydu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">jones | haydu</a>; Photo: Bruce Damonte</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kq/kqb2e3vneaeurfit.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/79523288/5-6-house/102862618" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5/6 House</a> in Toronto, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/rzlbd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">rzlbd</a>; Photo: borXu Design</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l7/l7nqehayocgm08ho.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/104784449/two-houses-conde/104864056" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Two Houses Conde</a> in Buenos Aires, Argentina by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/104784449/hitzig-militello-arquitectos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hitzig Militello arquitectos</a>; Photo: Federico Kulekdjian</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zy/zyfetmvpcnprkrnb.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/65535585/education-centre-for-the-university-of-cordoba-by-rafael-de-la-hoz/103682121" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Education Center for the University of Cordoba</a> in Cordoba, Spain by <a href="http://archinect.com/rafaeldelahoz_arquitectos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rafael de la-Hoz Arquitectos</a>; Photo: Javier Callejas</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/77/77lhcwv6jljj0on9.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/54428815/house-in-macheon/104968619" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House in Macheon</a> in Hamyang, South Korea by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/54428815/studio_gaon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">studio_GAON</a>; Photo: Youngchae Park</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9k/9kea8sria308dlb3.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/103143616/view-terrace-and-pavilion/103144420" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">View Terrace and Pavilion</a> in Koknese...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105567174/structural-awards-2014-shortlist-is-announced Structural Awards 2014 shortlist is announced Justine Testado 2014-08-01T17:52:00-04:00 >2014-08-01T17:55:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9g/9gmnmelin4982lxf.jpg" width="514" height="770" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's that time of year again. The Institution of Structural Engineers revealed the 2014 shortlist for their annual Structural Awards today. The awards recognize achievement, innovation, and excellence in the field of structural engineering in addition to promoting its significant role in the creation of inventive design solutions.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse of the shortlisted projects:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/37/37q2kacp0i72cmid.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pz/pzzll7445wegvo7f.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tn/tngpzqii2ubsqz6o.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/37/37e7aygvcogwehfr.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gz/gzihsdvxtuglndsl.jpg"></p><p>Find more photos and other details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/structural_awards_2014_shortlist_is_announced/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105555911/gas-pipelines-explode-in-taiwan-city-killing-24 Gas Pipelines Explode in Taiwan City Killing 24 Nicholas Korody 2014-08-01T14:26:00-04:00 >2014-08-01T14:27:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w9/w9dxv38lxssjkocl.jpg" width="480" height="270" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Multiple gas pipeline explosions have killed 24 people and injured 257 others in Taiwan's second city, emergency officials said. Witnesses said Thursday's blast in Kaohsiung sent flames shooting 15 storeys into the air, and entire blocks, packed with shops and apartment buildings, were set ablaze [...] The director of the Central Disaster Emergency Operation Centre, said the leaking gas had been identified as propene, meaning that the resulting fires could not be extinguished by water.</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/105555912/jacko-s-neverland-ranch-is-up-for-sale-at-50-75m Jacko's Neverland Ranch is up for sale at $50-$75M Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-01T14:12:00-04:00 >2014-08-01T14:12:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7e/7ee04f797d7645b75bb63570746e095b.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 2,700 acre property in Santa Barbara, California, was bought by Jackson in 1988 at the height of his fame, a place where the pop legend was reputed to have found sanctuary and happiness away from the illness and controversy that plagued his adult life. [...] In 2008, heavily in debt, Jackson was forced to hand over ownership rights to Tom Barrack's Colony Capital and since then, as well as paying off $23million of unpaid debt, the company has coughed up $5million per year just in upkeep</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/105555322/plans-approved-for-damien-hirst-s-village-on-the-british-coast Plans approved for Damien Hirst's village on the British coast Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-01T14:07:00-04:00 >2014-08-01T14:07:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/04/0422ea7f8e7fafe3b443d085c90d8858.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Outline plans for the project were approved by the North Devon Council this week. The village will officially be known by the surprisingly prosaic name Southern Extension, and will include shops, a primary school, a sports pitch and woodlands. [...] The project will include 75 affordable homes, and will be built over the next 10 to 15 years. Renderings show an extremely typical suburban town filled with identical houses and strolling pedestrians.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Hirst is collaborating with the <a href="http://www.rundellassociates.com/practice-profile" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects Rundell Associates</a>, who have yet to complete such a large scale project. Related news from the world's richest living artist:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/38548368/artist-damien-hirst-s-eco-homes-vision-to-regenerate-town-is-unveiled" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Artist Damien Hirst's eco-homes vision to regenerate town is unveiled</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104862450/damien-hirst-s-london-art-space-due-to-open-next-spring" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Damien Hirst's London art space due to open next spring</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/105555105/a-transit-agency-for-the-future A Transit Agency for the Future Alexander Walter 2014-08-01T13:51:00-04:00 >2014-08-01T13:55:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/01/011b1f966180424e4679f1346d925d2a.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With so many crossovers in private operations, public data, and private uses, our future transit agency would blur the line between public and private sectors in a way we haven&rsquo;t yet pioneered. The challenge is one of governance, bureaucratic turf, organizational development, planning, and public policy, not simply one of technology. Technology is just a tool, and our human institutions can either make use of it or try to ignore it.</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/105554301/shigeru-ban-designed-aspen-art-museum-ready-for-grand-opening-next-week Shigeru Ban-designed Aspen Art Museum ready for grand opening next week Alexander Walter 2014-08-01T13:38:00-04:00 >2014-08-01T23:34:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b3/b3416f2e07ad6b09df4bb3fa49783b14.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Next Saturday at 5 p.m., after a week of member previews, the 35-year-old Aspen Art Museum in Colorado will open the doors of its new building to the public and then keep them open for a 24-hour celebration. There is much to celebrate. The four-story building is the first American museum designed by the innovative Japanese architect Shigeru Ban.</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/105554296/the-new-elevator-technology-that-will-let-cities-soar-far-higher The new elevator technology that will let cities soar far higher Alexander Walter 2014-08-01T13:28:00-04:00 >2014-08-01T13:33:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2d/2d9797b7cf9bdca79639231f5a2b53ff.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Enter the UltraRope, a new kind of lift cable developed by Finnish elevator company Kone. Eschewing woven steel cable in favour of carbon fibre, the UltraRope is described as &ldquo;lift-hoisting technology&rdquo; [...]. Strong and lightweight, the UltraRope will supposedly allow lifts to travel up to 1km in a single run, double what&rsquo;s currently possible with a steel cable. The UltraRope is 90% lighter than the equivalent steel cable, thereby reducing the load and enabling far taller continuous runs.</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/105547048/archtober-design-festival-for-nyc-kicks-off-today-august-1-at-12-noon ARCHTOBER Design Festival for NYC Kicks Off Today, August 1, at 12 noon ccsullivan 2014-08-01T13:27:00-04:00 >2014-08-01T14:37:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ps/ps53bfjykyfgque0.jpg" width="514" height="233" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Archtober is a collaborative initiative of the AIA New York Chapter, the Center for Architecture, and over fifty other organizations focused on the built environment," says Cynthia Kracauer, AIA New York managing director. "The flagship program is the Building of the Day, one for each of the thirty-one days of October."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Today the AIA New York is hosting a "Summer Live Tweet" event at 12:00 noon at the Public Theater in New York City's Astor Place to launch <a href="http://www.archtober.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archtober</a>, the monthlong, citywide design festival.</p><p>The host, AIA New York, has offered free ice cream from <a href="http://eatcoolhaus.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Coolhaus</a> for anyone who tweets the event.</p><p>The reason the event is at The Public Theater is that it's the first announced "Building of the Day" for Archtober, set for a ticketed tour on October 1, the festival's first day.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8d/8dra2hp9529gp6co.jpg"></p><p><strong>About Archtober:</strong><br>For anyone who loves architecture and design, New York in October offers crisp, pretty fall days -- and the biggest citywide design festival in the United States. The fourth annual Archtober Architecture and Design Month, led by the AIA New York and with 40-plus participating organizations, will take over the city.</p><p>Today's official kickoff for Archtober 2014 is called&nbsp;the Summer Live Tweet, and it takes place from 12-1:00pm, with FREE ice cream sandwiches by Brooklyn's architecturally inspired dessert-maker, Co...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105498113/relocation-or-adaptation-we-may-have-to-migrate-people-out-of-california Relocation or Adaptation: "We may have to migrate people out of California" Nicholas Korody 2014-07-31T20:55:00-04:00 >2014-08-01T08:03:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/by/byilu6jdtu4i8qbc.jpg" width="514" height="387" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Suffering in its third year of drought, more than 58 percent of the state is currently in "exceptional drought" stage [...] Exceptional drought, the most extreme category, indicates widespread crop and pasture losses and shortages of water in reservoirs, streams and wells [...] If the state continues on this path, there may have to be thoughts about moving people out, said Lynn Wilson, academic chair at Kaplan University and who serves on the climate change delegation in the United Nations.</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/105478813/new-renderings-of-what-will-replace-grafitti-art-mecca-5pointz-emerge New Renderings of What Will Replace Grafitti Art Mecca 5Pointz Emerge Diane Pham 2014-07-31T20:09:00-04:00 >2014-08-01T11:32:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6r/6rv7kv5tg8wgfd8p.jpg" width="514" height="389" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you loved 5Pointz, grab a box of tissues because you aren't going to be happy with what's planned for the soon to be demolished building. New renderings of what will replace the former art mecca have emerged, and unsurprisingly, the towers are as ho hum residential as they come. The new design is the work of New York-based HTO Architect, and once complete, will hold 1,000 apartments within two towers of 41 and 47 stories each.</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/105497309/recycled-water-in-urban-parks-could-be-spreading-drug-resistant-germs Recycled Water in Urban Parks Could Be Spreading Drug-Resistant Germs Nicholas Korody 2014-07-31T20:04:00-04:00 >2014-07-31T20:05:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9k/9k01cofqvl83za4s.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sprinkling city parks with recycled water may create a breeding ground for hard-to-treat microbes [...] Even after the recycled water is treated in a sewage plant, it may carry microbes, drug-resistance genes and antibiotics that had washed down the drain. Sprayed into the environment, that water can spread microbes that could cause difficult-to-treat infections, the researchers say.</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/105497307/a-preview-of-biber-architects-usa-pavilion-design-for-milan-expo-2015 A preview of Biber Architects’ USA Pavilion design for Milan Expo 2015 Justine Testado 2014-07-31T20:03:00-04:00 >2014-07-31T20:10:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qs/qsliw21s7qgwlxa8.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Biber Architects of New York recently announced the groundbreaking of the USA Pavilion, "American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet", for the Milan World Expo in 2015. The US pavilion is one of 147 participating countries responding to the expo's theme, "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life", which addresses global issues regarding food security, access and waste, and the challenging prospect of nutritiously feeding 9 billion people by 2050.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Highlighting America's role in the global food system, the barn-inspired pavilion includes features like a a harvestable vertical farm, food trucks, and a boardwalk.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/km/kmx5l6rot5u1u1j4.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/14/14oc1u9ycwcdz492.jpg"></p><p>Read more about it on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/a_preview_of_biber_architects_usa_pavilion_design_for_milan_expo_2015/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104726627/kickstart-this-archinect-s-kickstarter-picks-for-july-2014 Kickstart this! Archinect's Kickstarter picks for July 2014 Justine Testado 2014-07-31T17:14:00-04:00 >2014-08-01T13:45:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/67/67hjbjasffdku91w.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Time for this month's Kickstarter picks! <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/324283889/potato-salad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Potato salad-making aside</a>, check out our latest selection of crowdsourced fundraisers right below for <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/pages/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's curated Kickstarter page</a> that are surely worth a look.</p><p><a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/405966022/classact-active-school" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>ClassAct: Active School</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e7/e7yyn37mc33xq237.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://actlabnyc.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">actLAB NYC</a>'s <a href="http://www.class-act.ph/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ClassAct</a>: Active School is on a mission to rebuild low-cost classrooms in the rural Filipino communities still struggling to recover from Super Typhoon Haiyan and the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that devastated the region in October 2013. actLAB is looking to crowdsource funding to have their classroom prototypes built for the students to use.</p><p><a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/583776526/architecture-lobby-presents-san-precario-exhibitio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Architecture Lobby presents San Precario Exhibition</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/32/32rfzqa0cnxk2cnq.jpg"></p><p>Based in the repurposed Weigh Station venue in Callicoon, NY, <a href="http://northschoolstudio.pixpasites.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">North School Studio</a> and <a href="http://www.architecture-lobby.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architecture Lobby</a> set a stretch goal to improve the San Precario exhibition's design and content. The exhibition is dedicated to San Precario, a&nbsp;faux "patron saint" figure created in Italy in 2004 to raise awareness of precarious worker issues and unstable architectur...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105480419/i-quant-ny-visualizing-nyc-s-open-data I Quant NY: Visualizing NYC's Open Data Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-31T14:54:00-04:00 >2014-07-31T14:54:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hk/hkoldccb4mmnnvyz.jpg" width="514" height="636" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Quantitative Analysis of NYC Open Data: Every data set that the city releases tells a story. This blog is all about telling those stories, one data set at a time.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Ben Wellington's "<a href="http://iquantny.tumblr.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">I Quant NY</a>" blog is a gem in data-driven journalism's crown. Featuring visualizations of data sets from&nbsp;New York City's remarkable Open Data Portal, the blog covers a wide-variety of civic topics, everything from mapping fire hydrant usage to rate of taxi complaints by borough.&nbsp;</p><p>Wellington began using the Open Data Portal as coursework for his statistics class, teaching urban planning students at the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/72600/pratt-institute" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pratt Institute</a>.</p><p>h/t to <a href="http://www.citylab.com/tech/2014/07/graphing-new-yorkers-lives-through-the-open-data-portal/375277/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">City Lab</a>, who spoke with Wellington about his blog and teaching stats to city planners.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105478814/sharif-el-gamal-commissions-jean-nouvel-to-design-islam-museum-next-to-wtc Sharif El-Gamal Commissions Jean Nouvel to Design Islam Museum Next to WTC Diane Pham 2014-07-31T14:50:00-04:00 >2014-07-31T21:30:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6c/6cdq5snam5hapw43.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sharif El-Gamal, CEO of real estate developer Soho Properties, announced today that his company acquired 49-51 Park Place from Consolidated Edison for $10.7 million. He also revealed that none other than Pritzker Prize-winning starchitect Jean Nouvel will be designing the site&rsquo;s three-story Islam museum and prayer space.</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/105476396/how-the-us-crushed-youth-resistance How the US Crushed Youth Resistance? Orhan Ayyüce 2014-07-31T14:25:00-04:00 >2014-08-02T01:57:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4w/4wmue7pe9g4t6xs5.jpg" width="514" height="269" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Traditionally, young people have energized democratic movements. So it is a major coup for the ruling elite to have created societal institutions that have subdued young Americans and broken their spirit of resistance to domination.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In the darkness of the passive and compliant society we are living in, the article by&nbsp;Bruce E. Levine offers some clues to why it is like this. Are we now "WHATEVER PEOPLE?"</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105478812/requiem-for-a-nightmare Requiem for a Nightmare Alexander Walter 2014-07-31T14:09:00-04:00 >2014-07-31T14:45:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/44/44b994abce3bc8050040a954d82f86c3.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This week came the news that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is leaving its home in Washington, D.C. [...] Most importantly, from the perspective of thousands of D.C. residents, the District will finally be rid of the FBI's dark architecture. I will be sad to see the building go, as the city will almost certainly demand. Not only could it still potentially be put to good use, but whatever replaces the FBI Building will be regular, orderly, safe, and worse.</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/105477200/poor-doors-not-the-worst-thing-about-social-housing 'Poor doors': not the worst thing about social housing Alexander Walter 2014-07-31T13:41:00-04:00 >2014-07-31T13:44:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8e/8ededcf11af2df5f218c63cafb9c1136.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Of course these so-called 'poor doors' are shocking, but they are a symptom, not the problem," says Michael Edwards, senior lecturer at the Bartlett school of planning at UCL. "We've simply stopped building proper social housing, and until that's addressed then fiddling around with front-door arrangements is like rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104733850/tale-of-two-cities-nyc-approves-poor-door-for-luxury-high-rise" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tale of Two Cities: NYC approves &lsquo;poor door&rsquo; for luxury high-rise</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105424202/tod-williams-and-billie-tsien-presented-with-national-medal-of-arts-by-president-obama Tod Williams and Billie Tsien presented with National Medal of Arts by President Obama Justine Testado 2014-07-30T21:04:00-04:00 >2014-07-31T14:02:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/39/39aq7dxzhy81oc7k.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1492/twbta-tod-williams-billie-tsien" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tod Williams and Billie Tsien</a> were honored with the prestigious National Medal of Arts from the <a href="http://arts.gov" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Endowment for the Arts</a> (NEA). As the highest award bestowed to artists and arts patrons by the U.S. federal government, the medal specially recognizes individuals or groups for their outstanding contributions to the excellence, growth, support, and availability of the arts in the country.</p><p>President Barack Obama individually presented the medals to Williams, Tsien, and all the recipients during the recent awards ceremony at the White House in Washington D.C.</p><p>Read on for more info:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n2/n2b74pgcavthf85q.jpg"></p><p>"Billie Tsien and Tod Williams [were acknowledged] for their contributions to architecture and arts education. Whether public or private, their deliberate and inspired designs have a profound effect on the lives of those who interact with them, and their teaching and spirit of service have inspired young people to pursue their passions"</p><p>The list of notable medal recipients also included:</p><ul><li><strong>Julia Alvarez</strong>, Noveli...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/104791712/iabr-2014-urban-by-nature-part-3-exploring-the-underground IABR–2014–URBAN BY NATURE– Part 3: Exploring the Underground Sponsor 2014-07-30T20:53:00-04:00 >2014-07-30T20:59:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pu/pu5bufxphi7oqy30.jpg" width="514" height="233" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>IABR&ndash;2014&ndash;URBAN BY NATURE&ndash;</em>, the sixth edition of the <a href="http://iabr.nl/en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR)</a>, claims that we can only solve the world&rsquo;s environmental problems if we solve the problems of the city.</p><p>Looking through the lens of landscape architecture,&nbsp;<strong>IABR&ndash;2014&ndash;</strong>&nbsp;redefines the way we deal with urban challenges by analyzing the relationship between urban society and nature, and between city and landscape.<br>This edition of the biennale argues that cities are an integral part of huge urban landscapes, complex systems that have become our natural environment. This perspective has many implications for the way we plan and design our urban environment. Perceiving it as an organism opens up possibilities to develop spatial interventions that make use of its metabolism.<br>With the use of new and innovative design strategies that effectively address the city as the bigger urban landscape that it is, we can make the city more resilient and thus truly contribute to a more sustainable future...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105422593/mysterious-sinkholes-appear-near-construction-site-of-supertall-skyscraper-in-seoul Mysterious Sinkholes Appear Near Construction Site of Supertall Skyscraper in Seoul Nicholas Korody 2014-07-30T20:44:00-04:00 >2014-07-30T20:44:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8f/8f1cxf8nl1cyggyg.jpg" width="514" height="362" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For the developers of the world's sixth tallest building near Seoul, a mysteriously shrinking lake and the appearance of small sinkholes in residential neighborhoods couldn't have come at a more inopportune time [...] With about 70 of its 123 floors completed, the Lotte World Tower is now undergoing a review by experts and has put on hold the opening of adjacent low-rise buildings that form part of its complex.</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/105421785/sure-architecture-s-winning-endless-city-skyscraper-proposal-for-the-streets-of-london SURE Architecture’s winning “Endless City” skyscraper proposal for the streets of London Justine Testado 2014-07-30T20:30:00-04:00 >2014-07-31T18:50:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t9/t9yjcpjdwp2p5qmv.jpg" width="514" height="578" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>SURE Architecture's "The Endless City in Height" skyscraper is all about going with the flow while making a bold statement. Proposed for the SkyScraper &amp; SuperSkyscraper Competition, the entry recently won first place in the international competition. Designed to integrate itself with the surrounding streets in London, pedestrians discover the skyscraper's vertical city inside while walking up and down the "endless" interweaving ramps that wrap around the tower.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1w/1w3zq4wodvs6n9jd.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lv/lvzmogeovswdju57.jpg"></p><p>Learn more about it on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/sure_architectures_winning_endless_city_skyscraper_proposal_for_the_streets/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105417750/hidden-cameras-in-berlin-will-record-century-of-urban-development Hidden cameras in Berlin will record century of urban development Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-30T19:15:00-04:00 >2014-07-30T19:15:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ef/efcf9a2154080b0a6b44796fb2fcdf47.jpg" width="514" height="379" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As we speak, pinhole cameras are being placed in secret locations all over Berlin. Each will each take a single photograph with a 100-year exposure. Volunteers will place the cameras in neighborhoods throughout the city, keeping the location a closely guarded secret until they grow old or ill, at which time they will pass the information on to someone in the next generation. In 2114, the people they&rsquo;ve told will retrieve the cameras from their hiding spots</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/105416946/the-new-museum-launches-new-skateboard-shaped-as-the-sanaa-designed-museum-building The New Museum launches new skateboard shaped as the SANAA-designed museum building Justine Testado 2014-07-30T19:03:00-04:00 >2014-07-31T11:38:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6h/6hwu3kf57gct7dp7.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As a nod to skate culture innovation, the <a href="http://www.newmuseum.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Museum</a> in New York collaborated with U.S. skateboard manufacturer <a href="http://www.chapmanskateboards.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chapman Skateboards</a> to create a limited-edition skate deck shaped as the iconic staggered-block building that was designed by Japanese firm <a href="http://archinect.com/sanaa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jp/jp07dvjlwvtp69g0.jpg"></p><p>Inspired by a New Museum Store window installation by Canyon Castator and Richard Duff from 2012, the Chapman x New Museum skateboard is handcrafted from Canadian Hardrock Maple wood featuring a high-gloss paint mix. Only 150 of the skateboards were produced. Retailed at $125, they're available for purchase at the New Museum store or <a href="http://www.newmuseumstore.org/browse.cfm/chapman-x-new-museum-skatedeck/4,6495.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">online</a>.</p><p>Check out the video below to see the board in action.</p><p>See more skate-related posts <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/15910/skateboard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105412103/3-000-active-oil-wells-in-los-angeles 3,000+ Active Oil Wells in Los Angeles Nicholas Korody 2014-07-30T17:33:00-04:00 >2014-07-30T17:34:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vb/vbirss4jy0s119c6.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There are more than 3,000 active oil and gas wells in Los Angeles County. Almost 4,680 new wells were drilled in 2012 across the state, bringing the total number to 210,000, according to the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources of the California Department of Conservation [...] Oil industry officials argue that drilling in California provides many economic benefits, and they downplay any potential health hazards.</p></em><br /><br /><p>If you want to explore the wells yourself, take a look at <a href="http://maps.conservation.ca.gov/doggr/index.html#close" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this map </a>by the California Department of Conservation (via <a href="http://la.curbed.com/archives/2014/07/mapping_all_3000_of_los_angeless_active_oil_wells.php#more" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CurbedLA</a>).</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105411297/long-time-residents-worry-about-changes-to-los-angeles-art-district Long-time Residents Worry About Changes to Los Angeles Art District Nicholas Korody 2014-07-30T17:31:00-04:00 >2014-08-01T00:57:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/80/80dftum18wufgz0m.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>...In the 1970s, the streets east of Little Tokyo and west of the L.A. River made up a dingy district of hollowed-out warehouses that landlords rented to artists who needed a lot of space for little money [...] Then a decade ago, what started with a new restaurant on this block and then another up that street, turned into an avalanche of development [...]</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/105404053/the-ny-mets-are-trying-to-save-the-tent-of-tomorrow The NY Mets Are Trying to Save the 'Tent of Tomorrow' Diane Pham 2014-07-30T17:17:00-04:00 >2014-07-30T17:18:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cx/cx3kg99hnqrkgtko.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With change in Queens arriving rapidly, the Mets can preserve a piece of team history&mdash;and public good will&mdash;by helping to restore a part of the World's Fair from 50 years ago.</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/105350225/editor-s-picks-378 Editor's Picks #378 Nam Henderson 2014-07-30T15:14:00-04:00 >2014-07-30T17:40:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ke/kerbjdzs7y6mb4jn.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;Editorial Manager for Archinect, penned another essay in the "<em>non-conclusive series</em>"&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/330501/aftershock" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AfterShock</a></strong>.&nbsp;Titled <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/104803779/aftershock-3-brains-and-the-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brains and the City</a>,&nbsp;in it she explores a new world of EEG urbanism, GSAPP&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.thecloudlab.org/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cloud Lab</a>, brain computer interfaces and human architect-slash-neuroscientist designer(s).&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/5808858/chris-teeter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris Teeter</a>&nbsp;is very interested in this line of research. He believes, "<em>I think as a good option for finding a 'legitimacy' to the art and science of architecture, neuroscience, and more specifically phenomenology-neuroscience-architecture is a very exciting path what tons of potential.</em>"&nbsp;<strong>Thayer-D</strong>&nbsp;is "<em>Looking forward to the next installment, conclusive or not</em>".</p><p>Plus, <strong>#21&nbsp;</strong>of <strong>Screen/Print</strong>: featured <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/104868902/screen-print-21-log-31-new-ancients" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Log 31,&nbsp;"<em>New Ancients</em>"</a></p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br>As an offshoot of the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/378110/deans-list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deans List</a> editorial series, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104719391/fresh-deans-picking-the-brains-of-a-few-newly-appointed-leaders-in-architecture-education" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect interviewed a few of the newly appointed leaders in architecture education</a>, to survey their plans for the position at the very beginning of their tenure.&nbsp;<strong>anonitect</strong> defended Donna Sink's earlier comments which "<em>are tot...</em></p>