Archinect - News 2016-06-30T01:08:43-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149954987/la-s-donut-time-the-lgbtq-landmark-in-tangerine-is-now-permanently-closed LA's Donut Time, the LGBTQ landmark in “Tangerine”, is now permanently closed Justine Testado 2016-06-29T18:29:00-04:00 >2016-06-29T21:41:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nz/nz5g0791qlnh6271.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Anyone who's seen the iPhone-shot feature Tangerine or cruised by the doughnut shop at night knows that Donut Time wasn't just another of Los Angeles' dozens of purveyors of sweet, glazed pastries. Much more significant than that, it had long served as a haven for sex workers &mdash; many of them transgender women &mdash; who make a living on the streets nearby. "I didn't think it would ever go away. It's really sad," [Tangerine director Sean] Baker says. "I think the film caught an end to an era."</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to <a href="http://laist.com/2016/06/28/donut_time.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LAist</a>, Donut Time's closure may be related to a massive mixed-use development proposed for that stretch along Santa Monica Boulevard, where (of course) gentrification is on the rise. It's not yet known if anything will replace Donut Time.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953892/stonewall-inn-formally-declared-as-national-monument" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stonewall Inn formally declared as national monument</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953536/queer-space-after-pulse-archinect-sessions-69-ft-special-guests-james-rojas-and-susan-surface" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Queer Space, After Pulse: Archinect Sessions #69 ft. special guests James Rojas and Susan Surface</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944866/apple-store-to-take-over-historic-theater-in-downtown-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple store to take over historic theater in Downtown Los Angeles</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141449075/carry-out-world-s-first-taco-bell-is-being-rescued-from-demolition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carry out: world's first Taco Bell is being rescued from demolition</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954986/bart-and-la-metro-battle-via-twitter-haikus BART and LA Metro battle via Twitter haikus Julia Ingalls 2016-06-29T18:26:00-04:00 >2016-06-29T20:55:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t6/t6evsiamyvscl6i2.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Oh, SF BART Twitter account&mdash;back at it again with the going rogue. This time, instead of getting real with folks on the platform, they decided to have a little fun with the Los Angeles Metro account, challenging them to a full-on haiku battle on Twitter this past Friday.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The official Twitter account for the BART isn't sycophantic or pandering: when confronted with customer concerns, it answers them with actual facts, even if those facts wouldn't gel with a traditional PR department. Now, however, the BART account has gone one step further and is outright having fun, challenging the LA Metro and New York's MTA to a haiku battle.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ec/eco7h2npz2flueaj.jpg"></p><p>While it's safe to say that both the BART and the LA Metro should keep their day jobs, having a playfully-minded transit system is not necessarily a bad thing.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wl/wl9b7vd2dtcfuvyc.jpg"></p><p>When not writing haikus, here's what else public transit is up to:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149954705/alphabet-s-secret-plan-to-overhaul-public-transport-in-the-us" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alphabet's secret plan to overhaul public transport in the US</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946497/with-opening-of-expo-line-to-santa-monica-l-a-s-dream-of-a-subway-to-the-sea-finally-comes-true-again" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">With opening of Expo Line to Santa Monica, L.A.'s dream of a "subway to the sea" finally comes true (again)</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935978/seven-u-s-cities-competing-to-be-the-smartest-in-urban-transit-systems" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seven U.S. cities competing to be the "smartest" in urban transit systems</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954976/jet-like-maglev-pods-are-coming-to-abu-dhabi-s-yas-island 'Jet-like' maglev pods are coming to Abu Dhabi's Yas Island Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-29T17:36:00-04:00 >2016-06-29T17:37:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/86/86c4b12d634ec43c6cf12f4fc332a132.jpg" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>skyTran&rsquo;s computer-controlled, 2-person &ldquo;jet-like&rdquo; vehicles employ magnetic levitation technology instead of wheels. The patented high-speed, low-cost, elevated PRT system built at the NASA Ames Research Centre, will have cars zipping above traffic along magnetic lines from one destination to another across the island, a statement said.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More transportation news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Hyperloop hopefuls turn to 'passive' maglev technology" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944419/hyperloop-hopefuls-turn-to-passive-maglev-technology" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyperloop hopefuls turn to 'passive' maglev technology</a></li><li><a title="Would self-driving cars be useful to people living outside urban cores?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950112/would-self-driving-cars-be-useful-to-people-living-outside-urban-cores" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Would self-driving cars be useful to people living outside urban cores?</a></li><li><a title="Aerial cable cars proposed for Chicago" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943941/aerial-cable-cars-proposed-for-chicago" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aerial cable cars proposed for Chicago</a></li><li><a title="World's first fully autonomous taxi service will arrive in Singapore later this year" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938713/world-s-first-fully-autonomous-taxi-service-will-arrive-in-singapore-later-this-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World's first fully autonomous taxi service will arrive in Singapore later this year</a></li><li><a title="Women-only Uber alternatives face pushback from antidiscrimination laws" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937269/women-only-uber-alternatives-face-pushback-from-antidiscrimination-laws" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Women-only Uber alternatives face pushback from antidiscrimination laws</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954309/reminder-the-2016-aa-summer-dlab-orange-application-deadline-is-july-11 REMINDER: The 2016 AA Summer DLAB: ORANGE application deadline is July 11! Sponsor 2016-06-29T15:11:00-04:00 >2016-06-29T15:17:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nd/nd6091mfozlq4wg0.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://summerdlab.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em><strong><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/4y/4yeri5eczuzwnhwt.png"></strong></em></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://summerdlab.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Summer DLAB 2016</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Summer DLAB experiments with the integration of algorithmic / generative design methodologies and large scale digital fabrication tools. Continuing its color based agenda, Summer DLAB immerses in &lsquo;orange&rsquo; for its 2016 cycle, as a starting point to investigate principles of natural formation processes and interpret them as innovative architectonic spaces. These concepts are carefully interwoven with spatial, performance-based, and structural criteria in order to create full-scale working prototypes.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6k/6khvffokapou0u0x.jpg"></p><p>The three-week long programme is formulated as a two-phase process. During the two-week initial phase, participants benefit from the unique atmosphere and facilities of AA&rsquo;s London home. The second phase, lasting for a week, shifts to AA Hooke Park and revolves around the fabrication and assembly of a full-scale architectural intervention realized by the use of robotic fabrication techniques in AA&rsquo;s Hooke Park premises.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/br/brnmz0ta4he57ju1.jpg"></p><p>Prominent Features ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954910/another-speedy-pyonghattan-skyscraper-project-is-underway Another speedy “Pyonghattan” skyscraper project is underway Justine Testado 2016-06-29T14:55:00-04:00 >2016-06-29T14:55:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a4/a448z8dgd4ugvfvm.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hoping to show the world his country is doing just fine despite sanctions and outside pressure over its nuclear weapons program, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has put his soldier-builders to work on yet another major [skyscraper] project Pyongyang&rsquo;s new Pyonghattan, officially called &ldquo;Ryomyong Street,&rdquo; is to have the country&rsquo;s tallest apartment building, at 70 stories, along with a 50-story building and a handful of smaller ones in the 30-40 story range.</p></em><br /><br /><p>&ldquo;[Kim's] soldier-builders are now putting up the frames for each new floor at the reportedly breakneck-pace of 14 hours to get it all done by the end of the year.&rdquo;</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143668960/pyongyang-speed-north-korea-miraculously-cranks-out-massive-residential-development-for-scientists-in-only-one-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&lsquo;Pyongyang Speed:&rsquo; North Korea miraculously cranks out massive residential development for scientists in only one year</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136651392/pyonghattan-water-parks-north-korea-s-new-architectural-ambitions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pyonghattan &amp; water parks: North Korea's new architectural ambitions</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140342648/pyongyang-s-inner-wes-anderson-shines-through-in-its-architecture-then-and-now" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pyongyang's inner Wes Anderson shines through in its architecture, then and now</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954877/students-design-disaster-relief-structure-that-takes-2-hours-to-assemble Students design disaster relief structure that takes 2 hours to assemble Julia Ingalls 2016-06-29T13:08:00-04:00 >2016-06-29T13:09:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5w/5w6tw5hn806o1wdh.jpg" width="514" height="161" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;AbleNook is a modular disaster relief dwelling that you can put together without tools in under two hours,&rdquo; Verdecia said.</p></em><br /><br /><p>While <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942969/shigeru-ban-arrives-in-ecuador-to-train-locals-in-relief-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shigeru Ban has become the de facto expert</a> in designing quick yet elegant solutions for disaster relief housing, he may have some competition in the form of two University of South Florida architecture students whose "AbleNook" can be assembled in under 120 minutes without any tools.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j4/j4dqlbdhb6cudob0.jpg"></p><p>Sean Verdecia and Jason Ross, the students behind the design, constructed their 20' x 13' x 10' module out of aircraft grade aluminum with insulated panels that "you can just click together without any tools,&rdquo; Verdecia said.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ao/ao7ccd7ftzy52fjb.jpg"></p><p>Not only can the unit be constructed without tools, but its modularity allows for easy expansion into larger structures. Here's the video backstory behind the Cade Museum People's Choice Award-winning design:&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954701/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-98 Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #98 Justine Testado 2016-06-29T13:01:00-04:00 >2016-06-29T13:10:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e0/e0muohi12do52yvj.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Heads up to all you job seekers and active employers. Archinect's&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;Weekly Round-Up is up and running once again. If you've been following the feature on Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work.</p><p>In case you missed them, here are some of the latest&nbsp;<em>EOTD-</em>featured firms:</p><p>1. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/8306331/fr-ee-fernando-romero-enterprise" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154101802772247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/jobs/8306331/fr-ee-fernando-romero-enterprise" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tq/tqitfskg76ra19f1.jpg"></p><p>2. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/17125/hawkins-brown-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Hawkins\Brown Architects</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154089599322247.1073743376.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149938913/architectural-assistant-part-2-transport-infrastructure" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Assistant Part 2 - Transport &amp; Infrastructure</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e7/e74ursm5gedkahjf.jpg"></p><p>3. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/77978692/james-perse-enterprises-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>James Perse Enterprises</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154099471977247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/jobs/77978692/james-perse-enterprises-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fi/fik3ip2lixy89vt0.jpg"></p><p>4. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/122206933/moment-factory" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Moment Factory</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect/posts/10154097814717247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149947934/multimedia-director" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multimedia Director</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/id/idegwu44lxhux7z0.jpg"></p><p>5. <a href="http://archinect.com/Michael-abraham" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Michael Abraham Architecture</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154086792637247.1073743375.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149942374/residential-architectural-intern-full-time" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Residential Architectural Intern ~ Full time</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ev/evyzypy7og0qjgl1.jpg"></p><p>Keep track of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/369546/employer-of-the-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Employer of the Day</em></a>&nbsp;by liking Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>&nbsp;or follow the&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;<a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/employer-of-the-day/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest board</a>.</p><p>Need job-hunting or hiring tips...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954862/to-pour-concrete-in-mid-summer-phoenix-wait-until-the-moon-comes-out To pour concrete in mid-summer Phoenix, wait until the moon comes out Alexander Walter 2016-06-29T12:59:00-04:00 >2016-06-29T12:59:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6r/6rytu5lqy7s45is6.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A team of construction workers is pouring concrete onto the frame of a structure that will eventually become a wastewater treatment plant. It's 1 a.m. on a clear night in the suburbs of Phoenix. The temperature is still in the high 80s. But that's way down from the area's recent record high temperatures, up to 118 degrees. [...] "We try to pour and place and finish concrete when it's below 90 degrees," says Daniel Ward, the construction company's project director.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137273636/l-a-s-urban-heat-island-effect-accounts-for-temperatures-up-to-19-degrees-hotter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">L.A.'s urban heat island effect accounts for temperatures up to 19 degrees hotter</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91680625/can-phoenix-un-suburbanize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Can Phoenix un-suburbanize?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144514304/7-000-construction-workers-will-die-in-qatar-before-a-ball-is-kicked-in-the-2022-world-cup-new-ituc-report-finds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"7,000 construction workers will die in Qatar before a ball is kicked in the 2022 World Cup," new ITUC report finds</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954858/a-look-at-the-dioramas-of-apocalypse A look at the dioramas of apocalypse Julia Ingalls 2016-06-29T12:54:00-04:00 >2016-06-29T13:09:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/36/363bxulvy2g3e8f3.jpg" width="514" height="407" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Their ongoing series -- titled "The City" -- imagines a parallel universe where humankind is extinct and nature has already started to reclaim the concrete jungle. Think of it as a journey through apocalyptic architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Commercial diorama makers Kathleen Gerber and Lori Nix's dystopian art project, "The City," is a miniature labor of love. Each diorama takes about 7 to 15 months to build, primarily because of the intricate level of detail contained within each scene. Check out this post-apocalyptic casino, replete with distressed slot machines and chintzy carpet:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qy/qykhyzip8b9pefx8.jpg"></p><p>Or this bombed-out circulation desk scene with half-opened card catalog drawers (a physical object filled with index cards that people used to look up library materials before computer searches):</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fu/fugnvqbuedebsr1m.jpg"></p><p>Meanwhile, this subway scene features a decayed downtown, glimpsed through the permanently agape doors:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m6/m6ymd38v6xqri40o.jpg"></p><p>What's the latest in innovative model-making?&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942319/aspiring-japanese-surgeons-build-tiny-models-to-get-hired" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aspiring Japanese surgeons build tiny models to get hired</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/94500498/a-master-model-maker" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Master Model Maker</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149952687/tour-hundreds-of-japanese-architectural-models-by-the-likes-of-shigeru-ban-and-kengo-kuma-at-tokyo-s-archi-depot" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tour hundreds of Japanese architectural models by the likes of Shigeru Ban and Kengo Kuma at Tokyo's 'Archi-Depot'</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954716/download-a-3d-model-of-a-column-from-palmyra Download a 3D model of a column from Palmyra Nicholas Korody 2016-06-28T20:48:00-04:00 >2016-06-29T07:05:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z2/z27ae7vkp22jr7mi.jpg" width="514" height="313" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In &lsquo;A World of Fragile Parts&rsquo;, La Biennale di Venezia and the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&amp;A) explore the threats facing the preservation of global heritage sites and how the production of copies can aid in the preservation of cultural artifacts. Ecological uncertainty, violent attacks, and the increasing demands of tourism are just a few of the factors putting global heritage sites and cultural artifacts at risk of destruction and loss.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/611513/2016-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice Biennale</a> exhibit "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149948478/dispatch-from-the-venice-biennale-a-couple-of-things-that-don-t-quite-fit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A World of Fragile Parts</a>," the digital archaeology project #NEWPALMYRA made a chrome version of a capital from the recently-destroyed city of Palmyra. Now, anyone can download the 3D model and print it, use it in a model of their own, or simply spin it around.</p><p>Palmyra is an ancient city dating back to the Neolithic era that housed one of the world's most impressive collections of Roman colonial architecture. But last year, ISIL took control of the city and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936860/palmyra-after-isis-a-first-look-at-the-level-of-destruction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">destroyed</a> many of the ruins.</p><p>#NEWPALMYRA has been carefully remaking the destroyed archaeological site using digital means, and making their work freely available to the public. For more information, or to download the model, visit their <a href="http://www.newpalmyra.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">site</a>.</p><p>Play around with it here:</p><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954705/alphabet-s-secret-plan-to-overhaul-public-transport-in-the-us Alphabet's secret plan to overhaul public transport in the US Nicholas Korody 2016-06-28T20:07:00-04:00 >2016-06-29T20:47:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u0/u0tuldjs4kgl7w8j.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sidewalk Labs, a secretive subsidiary of Alphabet, wants to radically overhaul public parking and transportation in American cities, emails and documents obtained by the Guardian reveal. Its high-tech services, which it calls &ldquo;new superpowers to extend access and mobility&rdquo;, could make it easier to drive and park in cities and create hybrid public/private transit options that rely heavily on ride-share services such as Uber.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"But they might also gut traditional bus services and require cities to invest heavily in Google&rsquo;s own technologies, experts fear."</em></p><p>In related news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938711/google-s-sidewalk-labs-contemplates-building-an-entire-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google's Sidewalk Labs contemplates building an entire city</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147883279/u-s-says-computers-qualify-as-drivers-in-google-s-autonomous-vehicles-won-t-even-have-to-go-to-the-dmv" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">U.S. says computers qualify as drivers in Google's autonomous vehicles; won't even have to go to the DMV</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947827/google-launches-waze-carpool-with-cost-neutral-pricing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google launches Waze Carpool with cost-neutral pricing</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946004/google-to-announce-a-voice-activated-smart-home-device" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google to announce a voice-activated, smart home device</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954698/from-minnesota-to-pennsylvania-moving-a-frank-lloyd-house-halfway-across-the-country From Minnesota to Pennsylvania: moving a Frank Lloyd House halfway across the country Nicholas Korody 2016-06-28T19:40:00-04:00 >2016-06-28T19:44:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u3/u3xyjkoh17br4uk1.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For more than 60 years, a home designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright stood tucked in the woods on the south side of Cloquet, little-seen and little-known as the city developed around it. Now, after being on the market for years, the R.W. Lindholm House has been deconstructed and its pieces are on their way to Pennsylvania, where they&rsquo;ll be reassembled and the home opened to the public by a group dedicated to conserving Wright-designed structures.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The house is being carefully relocated to Polymath Park, a 130-acre "architectural park." While preservationists tend to prefer to keep Wright homes in their original context, the move is considered necessary for its long-term survival.</p><p>The house has already been dismantled, bit by bit, in a process that took four weeks. The team responsible for the deconstruction made sure to keep the project hush hush due to fears that souvenir seekers might raid the site.</p><p>Cloquet, Minnesota also happens to be the home of the world's only Frank Lloyd Wright-designed gas station.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9h/9hj2qun8hxavlu3i.jpg"></p><p>For more Wright-related news, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950408/moma-to-celebrate-frank-lloyd-wright-s-150th-birthday-with-massive-exhibition" target="_blank">MoMA to celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th birthday with massive exhibition</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148500636/preserving-san-francisco-s-only-frank-lloyd-wright-building-inside-and-out" target="_blank">Preserving San Francisco's only Frank Lloyd Wright building, inside and out</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144499048/frank-lloyd-wright-s-sturges-house-is-for-sale-for-the-first-time-in-nearly-50-years" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright's Sturges House is for sale, for the first time in nearly 50 years</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144049955/frank-lloyd-wright-school-of-architecture-reaches-fundraising-goal-of-2m-working-towards-independence-from-foundation" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture reaches fundraising goal of $2M, working towards independence from foundation</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954668/what-s-the-newest-project-for-silicon-valley-investors-building-cities What's the newest project for Silicon Valley investors? Building cities Nicholas Korody 2016-06-28T17:39:00-04:00 >2016-06-29T11:46:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w6/w6znp25mxx2l0vmt.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Y Combinator, the startup accelerator and investment firm that helped produce Airbnb, Dropbox, and Instacart, is embarking on a creation project arguably more ambitious than any company. "We want to build cities," wrote Y Combinator partner Adora Cheung and President Sam Altman...the project aims to develop ways to reduce housing expenses by 90 percent and to develop a city code of laws simple enough to&nbsp;fit on 100 pages of text. Eventually the plan is to actually produce a prototype city.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"We&rsquo;re not trying to build a utopia for techies," says Cheung, the project&rsquo;s director and the former CEO of failed housecleaning startup Homejoy. "This is a city for humans."</em></p><p>For more news from Silicon Valley, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943493/silicon-valley-campuses-at-risk-as-sea-levels-rise" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Silicon Valley campuses at risk as sea levels rise</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149915339/silicon-valley-is-set-to-get-over-10k-more-housing-units-is-this-the-beginning-of-the-end-of-its-housing-crisis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Silicon Valley is set to get over 10K more housing units &ndash; is this the beginning of the end of its housing crisis?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141300588/can-silicon-valley-save-the-bay-area" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Can Silicon Valley save the Bay Area?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138352532/a-city-for-the-future-but-devoid-of-people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A city for the future but devoid of people</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954664/after-being-rejected-by-princeton-three-michael-graves-properties-slated-for-purchase-by-kean-university After being rejected by Princeton, three Michael Graves properties slated for purchase by Kean University Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-28T17:27:00-04:00 >2016-06-28T18:01:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/20/20l6mcuehhhom8bq.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Through his will, he donated the properties to Princeton University, his neighbor and longtime employer. [...] &ldquo;We were grateful to be able to consider the possibility of accepting Michael Graves&rsquo;s properties, but concluded that we could not meet the terms and conditions associated with the gift,&rdquo; [Princeton] said in a statement. Among those &ldquo;terms and conditions&rdquo; were preserving the houses and making them fit for education &mdash; a cost that Kean said it was willing to take on.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Estimates by Kean's president, Dawood Farahi, place annual maintenance costs for the three Princeton, NJ properties (including The Warehouse, Graves' home and studio) at $30,000 to $40,000 per year, and "retrofitting the buildings for student use would cost about $300,000. The three properties were appraised for a total value of nearly $3.2 million."</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/116056065/deans-list-david-mohney-of-the-kean-university-s-michael-graves-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deans List: David Mohney of the Kean University's Michael Graves School of Architecture</a></li><li><a title="NJIT blasts Kean U. architecture school plans; calls proposal duplicative, wasteful" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113495827/njit-blasts-kean-u-architecture-school-plans-calls-proposal-duplicative-wasteful" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NJIT blasts Kean U. architecture school plans; calls proposal duplicative, wasteful</a></li><li><a title="&quot;Fast Forward, Look Back&quot;: Archinect Sessions Episode #21, featuring Craig Hodgetts of UCLA's Hyperloop Studio, and remembering Michael Graves with colleague Patrick Burke" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123222752/fast-forward-look-back-archinect-sessions-episode-21-featuring-craig-hodgetts-of-ucla-s-hyperloop-studio-and-remembering-michael-graves-with-colleague-patrick-burke" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Fast Forward, Look Back": Archinect Sessions Episode #21, featuring Craig Hodgetts of UCLA's Hyperloop Studio, and remembering Michael Graves with colleague Patrick Burke</a></li><li><a title="Kean University announces the Michael Graves School of Architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112336336/kean-university-announces-the-michael-graves-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kean University announces the Michael Graves School of Architecture</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954623/barbara-bestor-on-the-jamba-juice-innovation-bar-she-redesigned-in-pasadena Barbara Bestor on the Jamba Juice “Innovation Bar” she redesigned in Pasadena Justine Testado 2016-06-28T15:34:00-04:00 >2016-06-28T15:35:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3j/3jwcdtdbo0i6foyb.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Usually, you go to these fast casual things and you're in and out in a minute...In all of the commercial projects that we do, the reason that we do them and the reason that we probably get hired to do them is that we are interested in this idea of making a joyous space for everyday activities... It's not so much about the brand name being reinforced everywhere as much as it is to provide this urban amenity living room.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Most people don't rave about the interior design in the average Jamba Juice. But Barbara Bestor and her practice might have changed that in the expanded Old Town Pasadena location they recently revamped. Bestor chats with KPCC's Alex Cohen in this 8-minute conversation about the new &ldquo;Innovation Bar&rdquo; concept store, in addition to her other projects around LA.</p><p>You can also listen to this previous Archinect Sessions episode featuring Barbara Bestor:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112980377/archinect-sessions-5-barbara-bestor-the-michael-graves-school-material-witness" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions #5: Barbara Bestor, The Michael Graves School &amp; Material Witness</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954611/call-it-the-brooklyn-wedge Call it the Brooklyn Wedge Nam Henderson 2016-06-28T14:42:00-04:00 >2016-06-28T14:42:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lt/ltk8ed3sa7fva6ci.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The ax blade of residential high-rises that slices the borough drives from Brooklyn Bridge Park through Downtown, grazing Fort Greene and reaching into Prospect Heights...the best way to preserve low-rise Brooklyn is for the Wedge to succeed by growing up rather than out. A great skyline remains concentrated and confined, its towers made meaningful by borders, its scale a contrast to be savored, not feared.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Justin Davidson examines the current and future state of high-rise construction in Brooklyn.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954601/a-dinosaur-a-flying-saucer-a-rock-garden-parasite-2-0-s-installation-for-yap-maxxi A dinosaur, a flying saucer, a rock garden: Parasite 2.0's installation for YAP MAXXI Nicholas Korody 2016-06-28T14:14:00-04:00 >2016-06-28T15:19:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/21/21seubrujuftrd7p.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Most Americans know MoMA&rsquo;s Young Architect&rsquo;s Program (YAP) through its annual summer festival in the MoMA PS1 courtyard in Long Island City, but they also have an impressive international program. For the Roman edition of the program, this year&rsquo;s winner, studio Parasite 2.0, installed a giant green dinosaur, a neon flying saucer, and other peculiar objects in the sunlit courtyard of the Zaha Hadid-designed MAXXI Museum.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bh/bh9ow72x5jd6e9co.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i6/i6j15k2bcrgq5ebt.jpg"></p><p>Entitled MAXXI <em>Temporary School: the museum is a school. A school is a battleground</em>,<em> </em>the installation is composed of three sets made of wood, recycled rubber and metal. One of the sets has two walls rising from a star-shaped podium accessible by a tunnel. Another comprises a rock garden, a rainbow, and the flying saucer. In the third, a dinosaur spout water alongside images of the planet Saturn and Easter Island moan.</p><p>&ldquo;Fantastical settings, references from diverse cultures, fragments of nature and pop-up details providing backdrops for visitors&rsquo; thousand-like selfies: ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954591/huge-groundwater-reserves-discovered-deep-below-california-s-central-valley Huge groundwater reserves discovered deep below California's Central Valley Alexander Walter 2016-06-28T13:49:00-04:00 >2016-06-29T13:09:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/61/61560evz3ooh1jsh.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a&nbsp;surprising new study,&nbsp;Stanford researchers have found&nbsp;that drought-ravaged California is sitting on top of a vast and previously unrecognized water resource, in the form of deep groundwater, residing&nbsp;at depths between 1,000&nbsp;and nearly 10,000 feet&nbsp;below the surface of the state&rsquo;s always thirsty Central Valley. [...] new research could prove controversial among scientists trying to interpret what it means for a state that has battled over water, and its distribution, going back many decades.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Other drought-related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944438/california-eases-some-drought-restrictions-but-makes-others-permanent" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">California eases some drought restrictions but makes others permanent</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135055228/how-is-water-used-in-california" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How is water used in California?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136804115/grassroots-cactivism-1st-place-winner-in-dry-futures-speculative-category" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Grassroots Cactivism," 1st place winner in Dry Futures Speculative category</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136734972/liquifying-aquifer-1st-place-winner-in-dry-futures-pragmatic-category" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Liquifying Aquifer", 1st place winner in Dry Futures Pragmatic category</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954589/future-sustainable-cities-will-be-built-with-bone Future sustainable cities will be built with... bone? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-28T13:28:00-04:00 >2016-06-28T14:49:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sf/sf7wjogaymffjd8g.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In bone, the proportions of protein and mineral are roughly equal &ndash; the mineral gives bone stiffness and hardness, while the protein gives it toughness or resistance to fracture. While bones can break, it is relatively rare, and they have the benefit of being self-healing [...] &ldquo;All of our existing building standards have been designed with concrete and steel in mind. Constructing buildings out of entirely new materials would mean completely rethinking the whole industry."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Bioengineer Dr. Michelle Oyen of <a href="http://archinect.com/cambridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cambridge</a>&rsquo;s Department of Engineering and her lab are working on ways to build artificial compounds that mimic bone and eggshell. Eventually, once scaled up, the compounds could be used as building materials.</p><p>When the mineral compounds are "templated" onto the naturally occurring animal protein of collagen, Oyen believes that the two materials could make a "lattice-type structure," stronger than the bone itself. Because this combination takes far less energy to produce than say steel or concrete, it could be used as a more energy efficient building material.</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="The scientists trying to harness the power of waves" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936413/the-scientists-trying-to-harness-the-power-of-waves" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The scientists trying to harness the power of waves</a></li><li><a title="US government agency develops new batteries that could revolutionize energy infrastructure" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149512391/us-government-agency-develops-new-batteries-that-could-revolutionize-energy-infrastructure" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">US government agency develops new batteries that could revolutionize energy infrastructure</a></li><li><a title="Making bricks from cigarette butts could drastically reduce environmental cost" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947979/making-bricks-from-cigarette-butts-could-drastically-reduce-environmental-cost" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Making bricks from cigarette butts could drastically reduce environmental cost</a></li><li><a title="A cardboard and carbon-emission economy: the long-term effects of our desire for instant gratification" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148273321/a-cardboard-and-carbon-emission-economy-the-long-term-effects-of-our-desire-for-instant-gratification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A cardboard and carbon-emission economy: the long-term effects of our desire for instant gratification</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149943942/matters-of-scale-with-bill-zahner-head-of-the-engineering-design-consultancy-behind-the-petersen-automotive-museum-s-redesign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'Matters of Scale' with Bill Zahner, head of the engineerin...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954304/holistic-design-tool-homekit-takes-on-issues-of-resilient-community-and-sustainability-in-rural-colombia Holistic design tool HOMEKIT takes on issues of resilient community and sustainability in rural Colombia Sponsor 2016-06-28T13:14:00-04:00 >2016-06-28T15:25:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pm/pmg1wo9h810m4qf4.jpg" width="514" height="377" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://the-bac.edu/education-programs?utm_campaign=Architecture&amp;utm_medium=Editorial_Programs&amp;utm_source=Archinects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boston Architectural College</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Population growth and lack of shelter are the main indicators of increased poverty in developing countries. Every year, millions of people in rural communities in tropical climates migrate to cities in search of a better life. Informal settlements proliferate on the cities&rsquo; peripheries. However, what often awaits them is misfortune: few employment opportunities, lack of clean water, crowded housing spaces, crime, and other threats to their family traditions and lifestyle.</p><p>The HOMEKIT training program educates people in rural areas to sustainably cultivate bamboo and empower their villages to be self-reliant and to meet their own shelter needs. The system reduces forest depletion and contributes to the socioeconomic infrastructure of the villages. It provides safe, dignified, highly functional homes that respond to the local environment and natural disasters, connects people with the natural systems that support them, and he...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954556/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-06-28T12:12:00-04:00 >2016-06-28T12:21:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z3/z3zo8prnd0c0wczp.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's been a strange week. With London still in shocked disbelief after <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953793/architects-react-to-shocking-eu-referendum-result" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the referendum result</a>, it&rsquo;s probably better to channel our energy into something a bit more positive, and to focus on what can be created in our vibrant city. The week ahead holds lots of community based events, focused on bringing people together and creating all-inclusive developments and spaces. As an ongoing theme in London's architecture circles, the importance of community is central to any good proposal or idea.</p><p>It is also worth noting that <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953213/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">many degree shows</a> are still open, and their optimistic design and positive energy is not only refreshing, but what I feel everyone needs a bit of right now.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a> to keep up to date with the city&rsquo;s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7825/what-is-community-powered-by-pechakucha" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What is Community? Powered by PechaKucha | June 28</a></strong></p><p>This event is a great opportunity to hear about ideas surrounding community improvement in a light-hearted setting. Hosted by the NLA and Bespoke, it is sure to be ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954395/open-call-for-submissions-domesticity Open Call for Submissions: "Domesticity" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-28T10:22:00-04:00 >2016-06-29T16:07:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vy/vyxbhbweomdpmi1z.jpg" width="514" height="369" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Your dream home is not your grandmother&rsquo;s, and it certainly won&rsquo;t be your granddaughter&rsquo;s. As the modern family evolves in an increasingly unaffordable housing market, with populations pushing out of the suburbs towards downtown, current models of the single family home don&rsquo;t seem so tenable, or desirable, anymore. &lsquo;Smart&rsquo; devices and shared ownership options add invisible degrees of customization, while perhaps at the expense of domestic ownership as the key to financial stability.</p><p>With this shift in mind, architecture should undergo a Case Study 2.0 program. How can we define and design what &ldquo;domesticity&rdquo; can be for today&rsquo;s modern family?</p><p>The Call for Submissions under our July editorial theme, "Domesticity", is open immediately. We're accepting both editorial and project submissions. Details below:</p><p><strong>&#12299;</strong><strong>Project Submissions: Case Study 2.0</strong></p><p>The Case Study homes of the post-war era became icons of architectural idealism and pragmatism, while also setting the tone for what familial domestici...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954406/defy-gravity-in-the-works-of-flw-tadao-ando-louis-kahn-in-this-upcoming-video-game Defy gravity in the works of FLW, Tadao Ando, Louis Kahn in this upcoming video game Justine Testado 2016-06-27T20:44:00-04:00 >2016-06-28T11:16:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s4/s41lqpssjex9aov4.jpg" width="514" height="266" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Frank Lloyd Wright, level designer? That&rsquo;s what artist William Chyr was thinking, from the moment he crossed the threshold at the Robie House...It was a rare IRL architectural excursion, as Chyr has been immersed in building the digital levels of Manifold Garden, his first-person 3D exploration game in which you defy gravity in order to walk up walls, fall through windows, and launch yourself from one side to the other of an infinite stepwell, [while] solving increasingly difficult puzzles.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Alexandra Lange interviews video game designer William Chyr on his upcoming game, &ldquo;Manifold Garden&rdquo;, which is due for a January 2017 release on PlayStation 4.&nbsp;&ldquo;Chyr has slowly incorporated more architectural references,&rdquo; Lange writes, &rdquo;stretching back through the centuries and including built works by Frank Lloyd Wright and Tadao Ando, and unbuilt works by Louis Kahn, Anne Tyng, and Arata Isozaki.&rdquo;</p><p>You can also watch a 16-minute gameplay demo right below. (Just be careful if you have motion-sickness.)</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935027/console-narratives-how-games-incorporate-architectural-storytelling" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Console narratives: how games incorporate architectural storytelling</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134499490/this-studio-illustrates-minecraft-s-architectural-capabilities-to-create-imaginary-worlds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This studio illustrates Minecraft's architectural capabilities to create imaginary worlds</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120358240/do-video-games-belong-in-fine-art-museum-collections" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Do video games belong in fine art museum collections?</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954374/brexit-will-put-even-more-strain-on-towns-already-pressed-for-housing Brexit will put even more strain on towns already pressed for housing Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-27T17:32:00-04:00 >2016-06-27T20:16:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yr/yrjee1rnbfff5v34.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The areas most likely to benefit from EU structural funding voted predominantly to leave [...] With 12% of those working in construction migrants from the EU and with the construction industry already struggling to keep up with demand, any drop in skilled migrants will hit Britain&rsquo;s ability to build. [...] Analysts are already predicting a drop in supply of new homes, due to market volatility, predicted slowdown on skilled migration flows and share price drops for developers.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="RIBA release a statement following EU referendum result" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953807/riba-release-a-statement-following-eu-referendum-result" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA release a statement following EU referendum result</a></li><li><a title="Architects react to shocking EU referendum result" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953793/architects-react-to-shocking-eu-referendum-result" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects react to shocking EU referendum result</a></li><li><a title="Tell us what does the EU referendum means to you" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953176/tell-us-what-does-the-eu-referendum-means-to-you" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tell us what does the EU referendum means to you</a></li><li><a title='Say no to a "Brexit," says David Chipperfield' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937278/say-no-to-a-brexit-says-david-chipperfield" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Say no to a "Brexit," says David Chipperfield</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954325/san-francisco-could-face-class-warfare-if-it-doesn-t-fix-its-economic-inequality San Francisco could face "class warfare" if it doesn't fix its economic inequality Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-27T15:31:00-04:00 >2016-06-28T12:10:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jb/jbht03mxggqcz45n.jpg" width="514" height="298" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If causal factors leading to housing unaffordability are not resolved over multiple generations, the social stratification will start to resemble countries like Russia, where a small elite control a vast share of the country&rsquo;s total wealth. The result? A society where the threat of class warfare would loom large. [...] San Francisco and the Bay Area have long been committed to values which embrace inclusivity and counterculture. To see these values fraying so publicly adds insult to injury</p></em><br /><br /><p>More from San Francisco's housing crisis on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="What these &ldquo;pre-rent control&rdquo; stats might reveal about SF's soaring housing costs" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945853/what-these-pre-rent-control-stats-might-reveal-about-sf-s-soaring-housing-costs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What these &ldquo;pre-rent control&rdquo; stats might reveal about SF's soaring housing costs</a></li><li><a title="Bay Area media ban together for homelessness advocacy" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945541/bay-area-media-ban-together-for-homelessness-advocacy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bay Area media ban together for homelessness advocacy</a></li><li><a title="Don't blame the tech bros: SF's housing crisis is bonkers because of zoning, not startups" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942330/don-t-blame-the-tech-bros-sf-s-housing-crisis-is-bonkers-because-of-zoning-not-startups" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Don't blame the tech bros: SF's housing crisis is bonkers because of zoning, not startups</a></li><li><a title='Man living in plywood "pod" in SF apartment told to knock it off by housing inspector' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940696/man-living-in-plywood-pod-in-sf-apartment-told-to-knock-it-off-by-housing-inspector" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Man living in plywood "pod" in SF apartment told to knock it off by housing inspector</a></li><li><a title="Exceeding height restrictions to break a housing logjam in San Francisco" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137879810/exceeding-height-restrictions-to-break-a-housing-logjam-in-san-francisco" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Exceeding height restrictions to break a housing logjam in San Francisco</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954308/see-the-winning-results-from-the-ctbuh-tall-building-awards-az-awards-modernism-in-america-awards-and-more See the winning results from the CTBUH Tall Building Awards, AZ Awards, Modernism in America Awards and more Justine Testado 2016-06-27T15:15:00-04:00 >2016-06-27T15:17:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oj/ojtie38zzkiuk1zi.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on&nbsp;the newly redesigned&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Last week was filled with announcements that revealed an array of stunning projects worldwide as winners in notable architecture award competitions. Here's recap #114 for the week of June 20-24, 2016.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4966/the-broad-harbin-opera-house-pterodactyl-among-2016-la-architectural-award-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The Broad, Harbin Opera House, Pterodactyl among 2016 LA Architectural Award winners</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s0/s0e15u25tvyh5t4g.jpg"></p><p>Out of more than 200 submissions, top honors went to three dozen LA-based projects, including the ever-popular Broad Museum, a LEED-certified housing complex for homeless veterans,&nbsp;Red Bull's snazzy headquarters, and drought-friendly landscape projects.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4968/18-designs-win-in-azure-s-6th-annual-az-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>18 designs win in Azure's 6th annual AZ Awards</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vy/vy9j1shmcw762vff.jpg"></p><p>Competition ran high once again in <em>Azure</em>'s latest edition of the AZ Awards, where architects, designers, manufacturers and students in all disciplines can send their best work for a c...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954316/architecture-in-the-age-of-transparent-hostility Architecture in the age of transparent hostility Alexander Walter 2016-06-27T15:14:00-04:00 >2016-06-28T13:07:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1y/1y2j686oafnkohdy.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With the growing trend towards hostile architecture now openly admitting its political incentives, are we in an age of transparent hostility? [...] Whereas other instances of hostile architecture are marked by their deliberate obscurity, the Camden Bench was developed, constructed and deployed in plain sight, making it an all too visible reminder of persistent negligence, raising the question: will hostile architecture become an accepted feature of the built environment?</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144961813/amid-london-s-austerity-measures-defensive-design-becomes-even-more-hostile" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amid London's austerity measures, "defensive design" becomes even more hostile</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953244/lapd-directs-officers-to-treat-homeless-people-with-compassion-in-new-vague-policy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LAPD directs officers to treat homeless people &ldquo;with compassion&rdquo; in new vague policy</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125922478/architecture-of-paranoia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture of paranoia</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954303/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-06-27T14:07:00-04:00 >2016-06-27T14:10:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lj/ljxd3750g3pbjsiu.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Don't let the sweltering summer heat curb your creative inspiration. Curious where to find interesting&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related happenings</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles, or where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater LA region? Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of engaging lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other events around town worth knowing about.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/tags/bustler-weekly-event-picks/118688" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out. For this week's event recommendations, stop by these ongoing exhibitions while they're still in LA!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7779/reigning-men-fashion-in-menswear-1715-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715&ndash;2015 | Open now until August 2</a></strong><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7779/reigning-men-fashion-in-menswear-1715-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/9i/9ip8d980yqlz7o21.jpg"></p><p>Take a long look at over 200 menswear looks from LACMA's collection, featuring 300 years of design history in fashion. From the influence of uniforms to the exploration of gender identity, the exhibition is a rich showcase of how men fashion has helped create the modern man.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7777/refugee" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">REFUGEE | Open now until August 21</a></strong><strong>, re...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954289/a-closer-look-at-boston-s-winthrop-square-redevelopment-bids A closer look at Boston's Winthrop Square redevelopment bids Alexander Walter 2016-06-27T14:00:00-04:00 >2016-06-27T15:00:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ly/ly0kg21f130i1lwt.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Frustrated by a succession of boring glass boxes, Mayor Marty Walsh has called for one more: adventurous architecture. [...] the city tries to sell off a decrepit garage in Winthrop Square. Earlier this month, each of six development teams presented its ideas in an open house at Faneuil Hall. On Monday, the Boston Redevelopment Authority revealed each team&rsquo;s bid for the garage.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Detailed presentations of the six final RFP responses can be found <a href="http://www.bostonredevelopmentauthority.org/work-with-the-bra/rfps-rfqs-bids/rfp-listing-page?id=78" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115730231/boston-mayor-marty-walsh-goes-up-against-boring-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boston Mayor Marty Walsh goes up against boring architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126485922/rachel-slade-dares-to-ask-why-is-boston-so-ugly" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rachel Slade dares to ask: "Why is Boston so ugly?"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132873614/art-college-professor-suggests-makeover-for-brutalist-boston-city-hall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art college professor suggests makeover for brutalist Boston City Hall</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954286/measured-genius-one-to-one-29-with-pierluigi-serraino-author-of-the-creative-architect Measured Genius: One-to-One #29 with Pierluigi Serraino, author of 'The Creative Architect' Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-27T13:16:00-04:00 >2016-06-28T13:02:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/32/32h2beip014ynjc6.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In the late 1950s, some of the world's most prominent architects gathered in Berkeley, California, to take part in a landmark psychological experiment on creativity and personality. Eero Saarinen, Philip Johnson, Richard Neutra, William Pereira and dozens of other architects were put through a barrage of tests and surveys, to gain a better understanding of what creativity is, and its place in architecture. They also rated one another, and in the process exposed not only exposed their egos honestly, but also their insecurities.</p><p>For the first time, the story behind the study (along with its data and results) have been made public, in&nbsp;<a href="http://www.monacellipress.com/book/?isbn=9781580934251" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>The Creative Architect</em></a>, by architect and author Pierluigi&nbsp;Serraino. I spoke with Serraino about the context of psychological research in the 1950s and the evolving personality behind being a &ldquo;creative&rdquo; architect.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/670405/one-to-one" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One</a>&nbsp;#29 with&nbsp;<strong>Pierluigi Serraino</strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/neil-denari/id1057340260?i=356797877" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen&nbsp;and subscribe to the new&nbsp;"Archinect Sessions One-to-One" podcast</a></li><li><strong>Soun...</strong></li></ul>