Archinect - News 2016-05-31T03:57:38-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149948478/dispatch-from-the-venice-biennale-a-couple-of-things-that-don-t-quite-fit Dispatch from the Venice Biennale: a couple of things that don’t quite fit Andrea Dietz 2016-05-30T19:04:00-04:00 >2016-05-30T19:18:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b6/b6i38ayvtebjwk7g.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Decided at Dinner (When Digestion Begins)</strong></p><p>The theme of this year&rsquo;s Nordic Countries&rsquo; Pavilion, &ldquo;In Therapy: Nordic Countries Face to Face,&rdquo; captures a quality underpinning this year&rsquo;s Biennale positioning and consistent across its many contributions. Finland, Norway, and Sweden, by pulling back their facades of model nationhood and revealing their inner turmoil in an architectural play on psychoanalysis, have set-up an apt analogy for an impression that builds up throughout the Biennale experience. Their stepped pyramid installation, a metaphor for Abraham Maslow&rsquo;s <em>Hierarchy of Needs</em>, aligns architectural projects with the hurdles to mental health and well-being &ndash; and establishes an association that puts the rest of the Biennale on the couch, as well.</p><p>Aravena invited the sharing and the world obliged &ndash; with all of its issues, in a prolific expression of words and multi-media translations.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yo/yo9b5bpld78yji3l.jpg"></p><p><strong>A Little Bit of Context</strong></p><p>One of the Biennale&rsquo;s three Special Projects, &ldquo;A World of Fragile Parts,&rdquo; t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149948239/dispatch-from-the-venice-biennale-unfinished-processes-and-unseen-industries Dispatch from the Venice Biennale: Unfinished processes and unseen industries Laura Amaya 2016-05-30T18:20:00-04:00 >2016-05-31T03:12:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fg/fgihk44lcfw0fksj.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The lady on the ladder chosen as the image for the 2016 Biennale Architettura sees, amidst &ldquo;great disappointments[,] creativity and hope,&rdquo; states Paolo Baratta, president of the Venice Biennale. &ldquo;[S]he sees them in the here-and-now, not in some uncertain aspirational, ideological future.&rdquo; Several pavilions choose this approach to portray &ldquo;trends going [&hellip;] towards renewal&rdquo;; encouraging instances of the how profession addresses the challenges outlined by Aravena.</p><p>This year&rsquo;s recipient of the Golden Lion for Best National Participation, Spain&rsquo;s Unfinished, showcases 55 different projects that have reimagined the &ldquo;unfinished remains of [&hellip;] the largest construction enterprise in Spanish history,&rdquo; as described by co-curator <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149944447/previewing-the-2016-venice-biennale-spain-s-unfinished" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">I&ntilde;aqui Carnicero</a>. The Pavilion, located at the entrance of the Giardini, feels open and easy to navigate. The language of the unfinished comes out in every detail. Suspended metal stud frames make of the main room a playful sequence to the exhibition. Additional project...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149948248/humans-and-other-things-that-nest Humans and other things that nest Nam Henderson 2016-05-30T12:42:00-04:00 >2016-05-30T12:42:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m3/m3wgyvc12eroebbo.jpg" width="514" height="375" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When I talk about small spaces, I&rsquo;m not talking about photogenic shelters constructed from found materials by Silicon Valley billionaires. I am not talking about cabin porn. I am talking about the universal human instinct to burrow, regardless of your personal dimensions.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Molly Young penned a&nbsp;Letter of Recommendation: for Tiny Spaces. She opens by noting that many of the homes she grew up in, shared a commonality - "<strong>smallness</strong>".</p><p>On a related note, earlier this year <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;pointed out&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146129250/the-tiny-house-fantasy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Tiny House Fantasy</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947974/open-call-for-submissions-privacy Open Call for Submissions: "Privacy" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-30T10:53:00-04:00 >2016-05-30T17:24:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hp/hplodyxdttbbxam7.jpg" width="514" height="401" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Privacy: just the word is probably enough to elicit a cringe. Boundaries transgressed, information accessed, space trespassed&mdash;whether digitally or spatially, our private selves are vulnerable in more ways than ever, while simultaneously, our ability to connect and communicate with everything other than ourselves has expanded fantastically. The potential, and the paranoia, is immense.</p><p>How then might architecture respond and adapt to imposing structures of privacy? Effective immediately, we're accepting submissions to our editorial theme for June 2016: "Privacy".</p><p><strong>&#12299;Editorial Submissions: Privacy Trespassed</strong></p><p>Not too long ago, the notion of a glass home was scandalous. Within the last decade, commercialized cooperative models of living and working (i.e. &ldquo;co-working&rdquo; and &ldquo;co-living&rdquo; spaces) have removed many of the traditional arenas for privacy in homes and offices worldwide. In what other ways has our notion of privacy been rearranged by shifts in architecture? Send us your reflections, ana...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149948128/reviewing-from-the-periphery-to-the-heart-of-the-venice-biennale-from-the-nigerian-to-the-nordic Reviewing from the periphery to the heart of the Venice Biennale; from the Nigerian to the Nordic Ed Frith 2016-05-30T06:41:00-04:00 >2016-05-30T18:14:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vm/vmixwwsmot1sylcp.jpg" width="514" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&lsquo;Reporting from the Front&rsquo;, the theme of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, provokes and stimulates, and with the extensive intensity of the exhibition a useful approach to review and reflect is to move from the periphery, to the heart of the Biennale and back again; in this case stumbling upon Nigeria&rsquo;s Pavilion on Giudecca island, then to the heart of the Giardini and the Nordic Countries Pavilion.</p><p>The Biennale is a phenomenon: it stimulates, it exhausts, and it is addictive. The diversity of architectural production, local and global, expands inside the viewers&rsquo; veins and synapses. The backdrop to the Biennale, Venice, is a sublime, architectural drug on its own. Italo Calvino in <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2011/jun/02/venice-biennale-italo-calvino" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&lsquo;Invisible Cities&rsquo;</a>&nbsp;describes the city beautifully, as multiple cities in one. The Architecture Biennale, is a microcosm of a city within a city, where the new and old connect. In 2014 Koolhaas&rsquo;s,&nbsp;&lsquo;Fundamentals&rsquo;, the fourteenth Biennale, was expanded with a longer period and an intensification of the t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149948200/the-city-must-become-adaptable The city must become adaptable Nam Henderson 2016-05-30T06:39:00-04:00 >2016-05-30T11:36:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nl/nlo065zx9nctsb5i.jpg" width="514" height="475" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For the moment, we remain largely wedded to superficial visual futures. The likelihood is that the prevailing chrome and chlorophyll vision of architects and urbanists will become as much an enticing, but outdated, fashion as the Raygun Gothic of The Jetsons or the cyberpunk of Blade Runner</p></em><br /><br /><p>Darran Anderson peers into the near future, at the intersection of climate change, technology, megacities and "<em>survivability</em>".&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/bruces/status/735868173614993410" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bruce Sterling</a>&nbsp;remarked&nbsp;"<em>It's pretty good</em>" and&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ArchitectureFiction&amp;src=typd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#ArchitectureFiction</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23BigCities&amp;src=typd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#BigCities</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23AfraidofSky&amp;src=typd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#AfraidofSky</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23OldPeople&amp;src=typd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#OldPeople</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149948008/zaha-hadid-s-repertoire-is-a-stunning-display-in-venice-s-palazzo-franchetti Zaha Hadid's repertoire is a stunning display in Venice's Palazzo Franchetti Justine Testado 2016-05-27T21:06:00-04:00 >2016-05-30T16:59:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y2/y24pr15kw76rvbz5.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The opulence of Venice's 16th-century Palazzo Franchetti is as memorable as the designs of a particular Zaha Hadid. A can't-be-missed retrospective honoring the late architect's four-decade career opened to the public today, just in time for the hoards of visitors venturing out to the nearby 2016 Venice Biennale.&nbsp;Organized by the Fondazione Berengo cultural institution, this Zaha Hadid retrospective is an abridged showcase of Hadid's pioneering works that made her a designer and artist who was always ahead of her time.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jm/jmowi26vjhcfoeca.jpg"></p><p>The exhibition features a range of Hadid's completed, under-construction, in progress, and unbuilt projects &mdash; from her early paintings and drawings to models of <a href="http://archinect.com/zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ZHA</a>'s buildings that are due for completion later this year.&nbsp;</p><p>A separate room will display three projects that are meant to symbolize milestones in Hadid's career: the Weil am Rhein-based&nbsp;Vitra Fire Station (completed 1993), ZHA's first completed project; the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati (...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947999/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-eating-drinking-spaces-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Eating & Drinking Spaces" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-05-27T20:14:00-04:00 >2016-05-30T16:54:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hf/hf2pk75ceu2maw8p.jpg" width="514" height="772" 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<em> <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/eating-drinking-spaces/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eating &amp; Drinking Spaces</a></em>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b0/b0carlvzfg7ggi6g.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/meyerdavis/project/st-cecilia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">St. Cecilia</a> in Atlanta, GA by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/meyerdavis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Meyer Davis Studio</a> (interior design)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tk/tk3b0iz36v4dz4eu.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/128171186/upper-west-side-apartment/128175208" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Upper West Side Apartment</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/128171186/carmen-lenzi-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">carmen lenzi architect</a>; Photo: Trevor Tondro</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z1/z140plvr6j35peb1.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/pslab/project/the-jane-restaurant" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Jane Restaurant</a> in&nbsp;Antwerp, Belgium by Piet Boon architects; Lighting Designer &amp; Manufacturing: <a href="http://PSLab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PSLab</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9m/9mubblrxb2hoy1lf.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/joebmoore.com/project/bridge-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bridge House</a> in Kent, CT by <a href="http://archinect.com/joebmoore.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Joeb Moore &amp; Partners Architects, LLC</a>; Photo: David&nbsp;Sundberg/Esto</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1b/1bx4udr8yi9004j5.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/37913396/tartinery-nolita-new-york/37917001" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tartinery Nolita</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/soma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOMA Architects</a> (interior design); Caravaggio P2 Black pendants by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/37913396/lightyears" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lightyears</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c1/c1ypiyuzfd8xzffv.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/GENASSEMBLY/project/midtown-west" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Midtown West</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/GENASSEMBLY" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">General Assembly</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ut/utj8pf93ji25ubvm.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/space4architecture/project/church-conversion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Church Conversion</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/space4architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Space 4 Architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a3/a31zqgwuxmk7s9wt.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/assimilationdesignlab/project/tria-taproom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tria Taproom</a> in Philadelphia,...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947992/dispatch-from-the-venice-biennale-cool-kids-and-guerrilla-interventions Dispatch from the Venice Biennale: 'Cool' kids and guerrilla interventions Laura Amaya 2016-05-27T18:05:00-04:00 >2016-05-28T02:35:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gg/ggty9d0tkd9u0h4x.jpg" width="514" height="380" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The general atmosphere at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, <em>Reporting from the Front</em>, is one of excitement, of subversion. The Fifteenth edition of the Biennale explicitly calls for instances where architecture is an &ldquo;instrument of self-government, of humanist civilization, and a demonstration of the ability of humans to become masters of their own destinies.&rdquo; In that spirit, the usual suspects of a Biennale move to the sidelines, giving way to those working on the ground to prove that architecture can make a difference.</p><p><em>Cool Capital</em>, the <a href="http://southafrican2016pavilion.co.za/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">South Africa Pavilion</a> at the Arsenale, brings Pretoria to the limelight by challenging the historical interaction between citizens and public space. &ldquo;Pretoria has a huge political baggage and negative connotation&rdquo;<em>, </em>curator Pieter Mathews explains, adding that &ldquo;guerrilla interventions want to look at the city with new eyes; take whatever is good from the past and use it.&rdquo; The Pavilion features selected works from the <a href="http://www.coolcapital.co.za/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cool Capital platform</a>&mdash;the fi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947988/were-neanderthals-the-first-architects Were Neanderthals the first architects? Alexander Walter 2016-05-27T15:51:00-04:00 >2016-05-27T18:17:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/79/790efa2561d3a2d661f8b94c16582b71.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] the stalagmite rings were older than any known cave painting. It also meant that they couldn&rsquo;t have been the work of Homo sapiens. Their builders must have been the only early humans in the south of France at the time: Neanderthals. The discovery suggested that Neanderthals were more sophisticated than anyone had given them credit for. They wielded fire, ventured deep underground, and shaped the subterranean rock into complex constructions.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145283017/the-age-of-the-anthropocene-a-change-as-big-as-the-end-of-the-last-ice-age" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Age of the Anthropocene: a change as big as "the end of the last ice age"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107671475/a-man-renovating-his-home-discovered-a-tunnel-to-a-massive-underground-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Man Renovating His Home Discovered A Tunnel... To A Massive Underground City</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126775719/massive-tomb-complex-unearthed-in-beijing-suburb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Massive tomb complex unearthed in Beijing suburb</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947987/overwhelmed-by-venice-biennale-events-try-these-suggestions-for-starters Overwhelmed by Venice Biennale events? Try these suggestions for starters Justine Testado 2016-05-27T15:47:00-04:00 >2016-05-27T15:51:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kg/kgad53d96nfg36ch.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Without a doubt, there will be plenty to see in and around the Venice Biennale. Planning on attending and not so sure where to start? For the next few months, Bustler will share our recommendations of national exhibition pavilions and related events that you shouldn't miss. Have a look at our first list that you can use as a starting point for your visit(s). Happy Biennale-ing!</p></em><br /><br /><p>Don't miss out on an exhibition featuring Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, a nearby Zaha Hadid retrospective, and the national pavilions from Great Britain, the Republic of Korea, The Philippines, and <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4914/bustler-s-top-2016-venice-biennale-picks-for-may-june" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">more</a>.</p><p>You can also keep track of Archinect's ongoing Venice Biennale coverage in&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/743426/2016-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Features</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/611513/2016-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">News</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947979/making-bricks-from-cigarette-butts-could-drastically-reduce-environmental-cost Making bricks from cigarette butts could drastically reduce environmental cost Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-27T15:06:00-04:00 >2016-05-30T12:32:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/30/30k38khw7c17a74r.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>adding butts can cut the energy needed to fire bricks by up to 58 per cent. Fired-clay bricks incorporated with cigarette butts were also lighter with better insulation properties &ndash; meaning reduced household heating and cooling costs. Importantly, bricks incorporated with 1 per cent cigarette butts maintained properties very similar to those of normal bricks.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="New glow-in-the-dark cement could illuminate roads &amp; structures" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944693/new-glow-in-the-dark-cement-could-illuminate-roads-structures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New glow-in-the-dark cement could illuminate roads &amp; structures</a></li><li><a title="UCL researchers present a new kind of self-cleaning nano-engineered window " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146283620/ucl-researchers-present-a-new-kind-of-self-cleaning-nano-engineered-window" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCL researchers present a new kind of self-cleaning nano-engineered window</a></li><li><a title="MIT researchers have created a new material that stores and releases solar energy" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145501201/mit-researchers-have-created-a-new-material-that-stores-and-releases-solar-energy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT researchers have created a new material that stores and releases solar energy</a></li><li><a title='How "smart" tintable glass will reduce our needs for air conditioning' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127790631/how-smart-tintable-glass-will-reduce-our-needs-for-air-conditioning" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How "smart" tintable glass will reduce our needs for air conditioning</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947951/one-thing-after-another-an-installation-by-sam-jacob-studio-at-sto-werkstatt One thing after Another, An Installation by Sam Jacob Studio at Sto Werkstatt Grace Quah 2016-05-27T14:06:00-04:00 >2016-05-27T14:18:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/18/18pvjzpxsflxmjod.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>London-based manufacturer <a href="http://werkstatt.sto.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sto</a> has collaborated with architecture and design practice <a href="http://www.samjacob.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sam Jacob Studio</a> to create a oversized replica of an ordinary garden shed by 3D scanning its facade and reproducing it using a product called Verolith. The oversized shed is covered in Verolith panels, a chalky lightweight material made from volcanic stone, typically used for building facades due to its ability to be customised by a CNC machine.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/39/39p8aofqx89k79sj.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;One Thing After Another explores how objects can be transmitted through forms of technology and how that transmission leaves its trace within architectural substance - both a recording of a thing and that thing simultaneously,&rdquo; says Sam Jacob of Sam Jacob Studio.</p><p>The shed copy has been 3D scanned and blown up to a scale of 1.8 its original size and both the original and the replica are exhibited at the Sto Werkstaff gallery in Clerkenwell as part of Clerkenwell Design Week 2016.&nbsp;The exhibition allows visitors to wander into the original shed, which sits insi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947957/dispatch-from-the-venice-biennale-uruguay-s-underground-germany-s-construction-site-britain-s-housekeeping-and-more-from-the-national-pavilions Dispatch from the Venice Biennale: Uruguay's underground, Germany's construction site, Britain's housekeeping and more from the national pavilions Andrea Dietz 2016-05-27T13:40:00-04:00 >2016-05-30T16:46:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jx/jx3g8yat642esuxo.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>May 26, 2016</em></p><p>Aravena&rsquo;s Biennale for architecture to give a damn might imply a specific kind of project, but, after one day on the ground, it is clear that there is no one way for it to respond. For one thing, there is a truly incomprehensible quantity of material to cover. The volume alone speaks to the complex of energy and passion coming worldwide from the discipline. After an incomplete first pass around the Giardini and a tactical visit to the Arsenale, Venice&rsquo;s two main Biennale sites, I am struck by the inconsistency and individuality across and within these many contributions. Noteworthy trends may, at some point, emerge from the crowd, but, for now, I can list a few, non-representative soundbites only:</p><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149945782/previewing-the-2016-venice-biennale-the-united-states-architectural-imagination" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">US Pavilion, &ldquo;The Architectural Imagination,&rdquo;</a> gives us architecture as we have come to expect it. Through twelve proposals for four Detroit sites, it posits the speculative as the instrument of societal uplift, offering up wild thinking as the means of igniting change. It do...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947731/to-live-in-london-you-can-t-be-a-londoner To live in London you can't be a Londoner Julia Ingalls 2016-05-27T01:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-27T10:16:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vp/vpr44knaiqd21nw9.jpg" width="514" height="425" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Almost two-thirds of homes in the Tower, a 50-storey apartment complex in London, are in foreign ownership, with a quarter held through secretive offshore companies based in tax havens, a Guardian investigation has revealed. The first residents of the landmark development arrived in October 2013, but many of the homes are barely occupied, with some residents saying they only use them for a fraction of the year.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The kind of wealth&nbsp;that turns a home into a status symbol&mdash;and an underused status symbol at that, with occupancy rates of only a few weeks a year&mdash;is not easing London's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935882/could-a-pop-up-village-in-south-east-london-be-the-answer-to-the-city-s-housing-crisis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">housing crisis</a>. As the city's housing rates push actual citizens to decamp to cheaper suburbs or simply leave the area altogether, London can look forward to being transformed into an empty stage set of a once thriving metropolis.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gg/ggzi7y7ajsaa9o4m.jpg"></p><p>For a fuller perspective on London's housing problems:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938805/london-s-housing-crisis-is-creating-a-chasm-between-the-rich-and-poor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's housing crisis is creating a chasm between the rich and poor</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/143145697/london-s-bleak-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's Bleak Housing</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98551137/london-s-skyline-needs-more-tower-blocks-not-more-luxury-flats" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's skyline needs more tower blocks, not more luxury flats</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136811349/100-renderings-of-ideas-to-solve-london-s-housing-crisis-released" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">100 renderings of ideas to solve London's housing crisis released</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947831/brutal-paper-cut-outs-of-real-life-buildings Brutal paper cut-outs (of real-life buildings) Julia Ingalls 2016-05-26T19:22:00-04:00 >2016-05-26T19:23:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fk/fks80xzwdwayid0f.jpg" width="514" height="450" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Poland-based studio Zupagrafika has a thing for modernist and Brutalist architecture. And to share that passion, it has created playful illustrated paper cutout models of Brutalist buildings in London; modernist buildings in Warsaw; and a new series, Paris Brut, featuring Brutalist architecture from the 1950s&ndash;70s located in the city center and outlying banlieues.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Cheaper than a train set, more visceral than a video game: <a href="http://www.zupagrafika.com/home.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zupagrafika</a>'s sets of&nbsp;the Les Choux de Creteil, the Cite des 4000, and the Orgues de Flandre (among others) will keep your fingers busy in assembly and your mind deeply engaged in the thorny issues surrounding the relative success and failure of mid-century design.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vb/vb9vdcb38vjhxggv.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uo/uo5xav7wd04g52uq.jpg"></p><p>A round-up of all the latest in fascinating miniatures:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140413341/vote-on-which-3d-concrete-puzzles-of-cities-places-to-model-next" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vote on which 3D concrete puzzles of cities &amp; places to model next</a></li><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/94762976/the-miniature-model-behind-the-grand-budapest-hotel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Miniature Model Behind &lsquo;The Grand Budapest Hotel&rsquo;</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947716/dispatch-from-the-venice-biennale-a-call-for-architects-to-give-a-damn Dispatch from the Venice Biennale: a call for architects to give a damn Andrea Dietz 2016-05-26T19:05:00-04:00 >2016-05-30T00:47:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aa/aa3rg9vxdv35y2xg.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>May 25, 2016:</em></p><p>At <em>La Biennale Architettura di Venezia</em>, architecture packages itself for a global forum. It is a distinct occasion through which the world&rsquo;s constructs and place-makings converge in a single microcosm. Against the backdrop of a sinking city, designers and works tapped to represent national architectural accomplishment invoke a comparative sizing-up. In displays, with ceremony, at a flurry of events and celebrations, architecture gets to sift through its disciplinary priorities. This gathering of architectural seeing and being seen is significant for the scene it projects into the expanded field.</p><p>This year, the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/611511/venice-biennale-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>15</em><em>th</em><em> International Architecture Exhibition</em></a>, the tone to the official introductory texts suggests a dissatisfaction with past performances. Paolo Barrata, Biennale President, announces the 2016 show with an identification of tendency in those previous years to &ldquo;deplore the present&rdquo; as &ldquo;characterized by increasing disconnection between architecture and civil society....</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947827/google-launches-waze-carpool-with-cost-neutral-pricing Google launches Waze Carpool with cost-neutral pricing Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-26T18:46:00-04:00 >2016-05-26T18:46:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4a/4a55oiexfqtfwcbd.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The pilot program is limited to about 25,000 employees of companies including Walmart and Adobe Systems... Waze will match riders with drivers already heading along similar routes during the morning and evening rush hours. [...] Waze Carpool is charging riders just $0.54 a mile, which is also what the IRS recommends companies reimburse their employees per mile for business-related travel. &ldquo;Waze Carpool focuses on covering costs, not generating an income,&rdquo; the company explains.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Google purchased Waze, the Israeli GPS-based navigation system with real-time travel details submitted by users, in 2013 for $1.15B. With a fleet of already operating autonomous vehicles, Google stands to leverage its Waze transit data in big ways for an autonomous taxi service that could hit companies like Uber and Lyft hard.</p><p>That $0.54 rate for the Carpool rides is also significant because it won't lead to the same insurance-scrutiny that has plagued other ridesharing companies:</p><p><em>Waze Carpool&rsquo;s $0.54 rate is also important from a regulatory standpoint. As Waze explains, car insurance policies in states including California typically cover &ldquo;not for profit, share-the-expense carpooling.&rdquo; By framing its operations that way, Waze Carpool may be able to avoid the scrutiny around insurance coverage that has at times sidelined Uber and Lyft.</em></p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><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><li><a title="Google, Uber, Lyft, Ford and Volvo join forces to lobby for autonomous vehicles" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942771/google-uber-lyft-ford-and-volvo-join-forces-to-lobby-for-autonomous-vehicles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google, Uber, Lyft, Ford and Volvo join forces to lobby for ...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947815/why-are-heatherwick-s-proposals-succeeding-in-new-york-but-tanking-in-london Why are Heatherwick's proposals succeeding in New York but tanking in London? Julia Ingalls 2016-05-26T18:25:00-04:00 >2016-05-28T18:49:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p2/p26pmrtkr6a4xo45.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;The Garden Bridge is a land grab,&rdquo; says Michael Ball of Thames Central Open Spaces. &ldquo;That is, a major piece of public space and amenity &ndash; the South Bank, the River Thames, and the views across central London &ndash; would be sequestered for private interests, albeit cloaked in some appearance of charity and beneficence. When I saw Pier 55 I realised it was an even more blatant example of the same idea.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>In this piece design critic par excellence <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/71565097/dreams-built-and-broken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexandra Lange</a> analyzes two similar <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127301057/problem-solving-with-thomas-heatherwick-on-archinect-sessions-29" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Heatherwick</a> designed-projects, London's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137426307/london-s-garden-bridge-endangered-by-public-funding-shortfall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Garden Bridge</a> and New York's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942976/construction-of-heatherwick-signe-nielsen-designed-pier-55-to-begin-this-summer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pier 55</a>, in the hopes of discovering why one seems to be resonating with the public while the other has inspired <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129420910/satirical-folly-for-london-competition-mocks-garden-bridge-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">satiric contests to replace it</a>. Murky funding issues, misleading renderings, <em>Absolutely Fabulous</em> tie-ins: it's all here.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ft/ft10qc8yc4kz85m5.jpg"></p><p>For more on the saga of the Garden Bridge:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945629/sadiq-khan-investigates-troublesome-details-in-thames-garden-bridge-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sadiq Khan investigates troublesome details in Thames garden bridge project</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145677142/infrastructure-or-advertisement-sky-to-sponsor-the-garden-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Infrastructure or advertisement? Sky to sponsor the Garden Bridge</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140810831/london-garden-bridge-will-track-visitors-phone-signals-submitted-plan-says" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London Garden Bridge will track visitors' phone signals, submitted plan says</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947548/valorizing-the-normal-reflections-on-the-2016-aia-national-convention-ft-special-guest-fred-scharmen-on-archinect-sessions-65 Valorizing the Normal: Reflections on the 2016 AIA National Convention, ft. special guest Fred Scharmen on Archinect Sessions #65 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-26T18:22:00-04:00 >2016-05-30T00:47:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/87/87mbf8887xrleh6k.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Donna, Ken and <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2752895/fred-scharmen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fred</a> all converged in the meatspace that was the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/706026/2016-aia-national-convention" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA National Convention</a> last week in Philadelphia&mdash;to explore the massive Expo floor, visit local architecture, vote on resolutions and watch those keynotes (!) by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944859/julia-louis-dreyfus-terry-gross-replace-kevin-spacey-as-aia-keynote-speakers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Louis-Dreyfus</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/12353/neri-oxman" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neri Oxman</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148364911/rem-koolhaas-to-deliver-keynote-on-day-3-of-aia-national-conference" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rem Koolhaas</a>. Spoiler alert: Rem's was the most boring.</p><p>For more information about the resolutions up for debate at the convention, check out <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944875/due-protest-pushing-back-against-hb-2-and-fighting-for-interns-on-archinect-sessions-64-ft-special-guest-gregory-walker" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our episode with Gregory Walker</a> covering unpaid internships and WTC-truthers.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/65/65ut6om2rod9as2g.jpg"></p><p>And don't forget to check out our ongoing coverage of the 2016 Venice Biennale &ndash; we collaborated with the <a href="http://archinect.com/taubmaninvenice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taubman students setting up the US Pavilion</a>, have a bunch of interviews with curators in the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/743426/2016-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Features</a>, and will soon be publishing dispatches from Venice to the News.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 65 of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "Valorizing the Normal":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947764/a-video-tour-of-mvrdv-s-the-stairs A video tour of MVRDV's "The Stairs" Julia Ingalls 2016-05-26T17:12:00-04:00 >2016-05-28T18:55:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/46/46vd7ed8kgm7tdd1.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's not exactly a staircase to heaven (more of a "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939182/mvrdv-is-building-a-giant-staircase-to-honor-rotterdam-s-post-wwii-reconstruction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">symbolic arising of the city after World War II</a>"), but the intimate rooftop views provided by MVRDV's "The Stairs" of Rotterdam are spectacular. Plus, the gleeful discussion of temporariness by architectural video duo #donotsettle's Wahyu Pratomo and Kris Provoost is worth a watch alone, along with a cameo by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/327/mvrdv" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MVRDV</a> co-founding director Winy Maas:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947762/hyper-reality-artist-envisions-our-near-future-existence-submerged-in-augmented-reality Hyper-Reality: Artist envisions our near-future existence submerged in augmented reality Alexander Walter 2016-05-26T15:05:00-04:00 >2016-05-26T15:17:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ri/rix1hwyeglcncql5.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hyper-Reality is a concept film by Keiichi Matsuda. It presents a provocative and kaleidoscopic new vision of the future, where physical and virtual realities have merged, and the city is saturated in media.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Our physical and virtual realities are becoming increasingly intertwined. Technologies such as VR, augmented reality, wearables, and the internet of things are pointing to a world where technology will envelop every aspect of our lives. It will be the glue between every interaction and experience, offering amazing possibilities, while also controlling the way we understand the world. Hyper-Reality attempts to explore this exciting but dangerous trajectory. It was crowdfunded, and shot on location in Medell&iacute;n, Colombia."</em></p><p>Here are some stills from artist Keiichi Matsuda's&nbsp;<a href="http://hyper-reality.co/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HYPER-REALITY</a> concept film, a fascinating (and slightly disturbing) vision of the near future of the city, of the media, of ourselves, and the blurred sense of 'reality.'</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/am/amahnviaerkra91n.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ox/oxisc4fj5maj9att.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cu/cux1bh1nbv2vl3md.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m1/m1f13ndkd6f0cdos.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ub/ub4obnkkuhikktye.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q4/q42o2xo1ow64a9mu.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/us/usbwywk829xwjs4w.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hc/hcbgmumgokjrccbd.jpg"></p><p>Watch the video below to dive right in.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947732/alejandro-zaera-polo-sues-princeton-university-for-libel Alejandro Zaera-Polo sues Princeton University for libel Justine Testado 2016-05-26T14:36:00-04:00 >2016-05-28T10:14:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n4/n4cveq6savj3s1vu.jpg" width="514" height="774" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Former Princeton architecture dean <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/66433523/azpa-alejandro-zaera-polo-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alejandro Zaera-Polo</a> filed a lawsuit to the Superior Court of Mercer County&nbsp;earlier this week against Princeton University, claiming that the school is guilty of libel and breach of contract. Zaera-Polo was asked <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110250557/zaera-polo-steps-down-as-dean-of-princeton-s-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">to resign</a>&nbsp;from his position by President Christopher L. Eisgruber in October 2014 due to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123120685/zaera-polo-responds-to-alleged-wikipedia-plagiarism-in-biennale-texts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">plagiarism allegations</a> in texts that were used in the Exhibition Elements of Architecture at the 2014 Venice Biennale.</p><p>In an <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123120685/zaera-polo-responds-to-alleged-wikipedia-plagiarism-in-biennale-texts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">official response last March</a>, Zaera-Polo&nbsp;wrote that his purpose of removing the academic citations in the texts was to create a more casual narrative for the general public, and that he &ldquo;explicitly [states] the non-academic nature of the document, its speculative and polemic intent, and its non-suitability as a source.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><p>Neither the Superior Court of Mercer County's records department nor Zaera-Polo's attorneys have provided a copy of his complaint, reports say. Princeton University issued this statement regarding Zaera-Polo's pend...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947711/a-stack-of-neighborhoods-ds-r-s-design-for-rubenstein-forum-revealed "A stack of neighborhoods": DS+R's design for Rubenstein Forum revealed Julia Ingalls 2016-05-26T12:46:00-04:00 >2016-05-26T12:46:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mm/mmqoh1lrypii9m6r.jpg" width="514" height="349" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/4069531/the-university-of-chicago" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Chicago</a>, weary of holding large events off-campus, hired <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106441/diller-scofidio-renfro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diller, Scofidio and Renfro</a> to design a 90,000 square foot, multi-faceted meeting place. The result is the Rubenstein Forum, which will&nbsp;be placed next to the Harris School of Public Policy&rsquo;s future Keller Center and across the Midway from Rockefeller Chapel.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m5/m5z9efjgianzgv7l.jpg"></p><p>In terms of the design concept, Liz Diller stated that "we composed the tower as a stack of &lsquo;neighborhoods&rsquo; with meeting and communal spaces of all sizes&mdash;both formal and informal, calm and animated, focused and diffuse. The building prompts its varied populations to cross paths with one another where possible to enhance intellectual exchange. The lower floors of the Rubenstein Forum are porous and dynamic with connections to the campus and the community in all directions. As one climbs the building, there is a progressive retreat from the everyday to more contemplative spaces with dramatic views of Chicago and Lake Michigan.&rdquo;</p><p>What else is DS+R up to these ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947531/jan-gehl-never-ask-what-the-city-can-do-for-your-building-always-ask-what-your-building-can-do-for-the-city Jan Gehl: "Never ask what the city can do for your building, always ask what your building can do for the city." Alexander Walter 2016-05-25T20:18:00-04:00 >2016-05-26T10:29:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cc/cccc856ad05c91c45f2afc1ee0b379d9.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I&rsquo;m not so critical about New York, because they have this very firm grid-pattern. Even the newer buildings are lined up on good streets. If you stand in front of the Empire State Building, you can&rsquo;t really guess how tall it is, because it meets the street in a friendly way. [...] It&rsquo;s not so important how high the building is, or how much it looks like a perfume bottle, it&rsquo;s more important how it interacts with the city.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135033470/jan-gehl-s-perspective-on-making-a-good-urban-habitat-for-homo-sapiens" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jan Gehl's perspective on making "a good urban habitat for homo sapiens"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115580917/is-jan-gehl-winning-his-battle-to-make-our-cities-liveable" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is Jan Gehl winning his battle to make our cities liveable?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149814167/how-to-design-that-elusive-perfect-town" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How to design that elusive "Perfect Town"</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947505/london-fails-to-achieve-any-targets-for-affordable-housing London fails to achieve any targets for affordable housing Nicholas Korody 2016-05-25T17:32:00-04:00 >2016-05-25T17:59:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x2/x29xrkqjwmqgw4iz.jpg" width="514" height="349" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Private property developers are outmanoeuvring councils in housing negotiations and routinely delivering fewer affordable homes than town halls want, an industry analysis has revealed. Amid growing anger at the sale to foreign buyers of almost two-thirds of London&rsquo;s tallest residential skyscraper, which includes no affordable housing, it has emerged that not one London borough which set targets met them in the last six years.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more on the increasingly dire state of housing in London, take a look at some past coverage:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/143145697/london-s-bleak-housing" target="_blank">London's Bleak Housing</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942752/950-for-a-mouldy-central-flat-welcome-to-london" target="_blank">&pound;950 for a mouldy 'central' flat? Welcome to London.</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941650/the-root-of-london-s-housing-crisis-lies-beyond-its-borders" target="_blank">The root of London's housing crisis lies beyond its borders</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938805/london-s-housing-crisis-is-creating-a-chasm-between-the-rich-and-poor" target="_blank">London's housing crisis is creating a chasm between the rich and poor</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947503/portland-responds-to-homelessness-crisis-by-temporarily-allowing-rough-sleeping-on-sidewalks-and-in-parks Portland responds to homelessness crisis by temporarily allowing 'rough sleeping' on sidewalks and in parks Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-25T17:25:00-04:00 >2016-05-26T09:39:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ek/ek2akmzxw48tqi7l.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Portland has embarked on a gentler approach &ndash; letting the homeless bunk down on city sidewalks or pitch tents on public rights of way during evening hours, with the understanding they pack up and move out by 7 a.m. The city's "safe sleep policy" is aimed at breaking up the homeless encampments where crime and drug use can fester by allowing people to sleep in public places and sidewalks without fear of being harassed by authorities.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on the homelessness crisis throughout the US:</p><ul><li><a title="Increasing development translates to more homeless housing" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945995/increasing-development-translates-to-more-homeless-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Increasing development translates to more homeless housing</a></li><li><a title="Homes of the homeless, seized: L.A. cracks down on free housing" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148962253/homes-of-the-homeless-seized-l-a-cracks-down-on-free-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Homes of the homeless, seized: L.A. cracks down on free housing</a></li><li><a title="&quot;It&rsquo;s about recognizing someone as existing&quot;: Photo exhibit depicts L.A.'s homelessness crisis" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146052779/it-s-about-recognizing-someone-as-existing-photo-exhibit-depicts-l-a-s-homelessness-crisis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"It&rsquo;s about recognizing someone as existing": Photo exhibit depicts L.A.'s homelessness crisis</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="LA's homeless population has increased by 11% in a single year" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943944/la-s-homeless-population-has-increased-by-11-in-a-single-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA's homeless population has increased by 11% in a single year</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947448/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-93 Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #93 Justine Testado 2016-05-25T14:05:00-04:00 >2016-05-25T14:17:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8w/8w335e0p40224243.jpg" width="514" height="342" 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/perkinswill" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Perkins+Will</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154020549377247.1073743359.159112812246&amp;type=3&amp;uploaded=7" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/perkinswill/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Healthcare Project Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v8/v8wbcypmrljcta2g.jpg"></p><p>2.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jpda" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154018543362247.1073743358.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149934191/intermediate-architect-designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Intermediate Architect / Designer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fd/fdotzzij4klixghw.jpg"></p><p>3. <a href="http://archinect.com/auxoffice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>AUX Architecture</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154009754112247.1073743357.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149941809/project-captain-junior-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Project Captain/Junior Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h5/h5j62iu7k7xzbjp5.jpg"></p><p>4. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/32670775/architerra-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Architerra</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154007504247247.1073743355.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149944516/experienced-green-architect-revit-required" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Experienced Green Architect&mdash;Revit Required</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1q/1q6ngyqggkhgzfoi.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? Check out Archinect's&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/596985/employ-ed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EMPLOY(ED)</a></em>&nbsp;series.</p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/149947436/inside-the-zaha-hadid-designed-50-million-high-line-penthouse Inside the Zaha Hadid-designed $50 million High Line penthouse Julia Ingalls 2016-05-25T14:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-26T15:47:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pz/pz0teexe9oivb3t8.jpg" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The cherry atop 520 West 28th, Penthouse 37 contains five bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms, including a corner master suite with two windowed dressing rooms and his-and-hers baths nestled on its lower level, which also houses three guest en-suite bedrooms, a utility room, and a wet bar.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Running at a little over $7,269 a square foot, Zaha Hadid's one and only <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/145736562/liz-diller-gets-high-discussing-the-high-line-s-development-with-christopher-hawthorne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High Line</a>-adjacent luxury penthouse design features a sinuous metal exterior with floor to ceiling glass windows between 10th and 11th avenues in Chelsea.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106323/ismael-leyva-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ismael Levya Architects</a> worked with Zaha Hadid Architects to create the 39-unit condominium, which offers starter units at $25 million.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4e/4en41taxlhvfbjwj.jpg">&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e9/e98noesdix20rtsu.jpg"></p><p>The latest on Zaha Hadid Architects:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945845/to-thrive-post-zaha-koolhaas-says-zha-should-emulate-high-fashion-brands" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">To thrive post-Zaha, Koolhaas says ZHA should emulate high fashion brands</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941758/zha-after-zaha-patrik-schumacher-on-zaha-and-what-s-next-for-the-firm-on-archinect-sessions-61" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ZHA after Zaha: Patrik Schumacher on Zaha and what's next for the firm, on Archinect Sessions #61</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944678/hans-ulrich-obrist-and-etel-adnan-remember-zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hans Ulrich Obrist and Etel Adnan remember Zaha Hadid</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947413/it-s-now-more-common-for-young-adults-in-the-us-to-live-with-their-parents-than-in-any-other-scenario It's now more common for young adults in the US to live with their parents than in any other scenario Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-25T13:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-26T11:29:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vg/vg3gpif0xmzg24ym.jpg" width="514" height="354" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In that age group, 32.1 percent of people [ages 18-34] live in their parents' house, while 31.6 live with a spouse or partner in their own homes and 14 percent live alone, as single parents or in a home with roommates or renters. The rest live with another family member, a nonfamily member or in group-living situations such as a college dorm or prison. [...] the rise in the number of young adults living at home started before the economic crash &mdash; and so did the possible contributing factors.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The analysis, done by the Pew Research Center, also makes clear that this isn't the all-time high for young adults living at home &ndash; that topped out in 1940, at 35%. Still, at that time, it was more common for young adults to have shacked up with a spouse or partner.</p><p>Pew is also careful to couch the analysis in the context of other demographic developments, such as the rise of male unemployment and the fact that young adults working today make "less than they would have in their parents' day". And interestingly, as women made more, the rate of women living at home increased as well.</p><p>More on shifting residential demographics:</p><ul><li><a title="WeWork + Airbnb = PodShare? New live-work space emerges in Los Angeles" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937012/wework-airbnb-podshare-new-live-work-space-emerges-in-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WeWork + Airbnb = PodShare? New live-work space emerges in Los Angeles</a></li><li><a title="Ten Top Images on Archinect's &quot;Living Spaces&quot; Pinterest Board" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149047393/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-living-spaces-pinterest-board" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Living Spaces" Pinterest Board</a></li><li><a title="More details emerge about WeWork's residential endeavor WeLive" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135806594/more-details-emerge-about-wework-s-residential-endeavor-welive" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More details emerge about WeWork's residential endeavor WeLive</a></li><li><a title="The rise of communal living in New York" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133408596/the-rise-of-communal-living-in-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The rise of communal living in New York</a></li><li><a title="Millennials, not forming enough households" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103274600/millennials-not-forming-enough-households" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Millennials, not forming enough households</a></li></ul>