Archinect - News 2015-01-25T11:24:42-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/119069722/editor-s-picks-402 Editor's Picks #402 Nam Henderson 2015-01-24T20:42:00-05:00 >2015-01-25T09:54:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f1/f1ddke0646ev8nae.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;penned an essay on <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/117976955/white-space-the-architecture-of-the-art-fair" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">White Space: The Architecture of the Art Fair</a>, "<em>the so-called photographic-seamless</em>" and "<em>The aura of art works</em>".</p><p>&nbsp;His conclusion &nbsp;"<em>Art exists now in a strange truce, in which an object is used as the establishing point for a market as much as the market is used as the establishing mechanism of the object</em>".</p><p><strong>Olaf Design Ninja_</strong> &nbsp;thought it was a "<em>hefty piece</em>" and posed the question "<em>so now that the containers of art became art, the architecture, the art has moved on?</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jy/jynqyrbwqi8gjof1.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;featured <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/117968112/upstarts-four-o-nine-architecture-and-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andrei Zerebecky (left) and Lukasz Kos of Shanghai-based architectural firm Four O Nine</a>, for the latest edition of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/11336/upstarts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UpStarts</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u3/u3cfkq7lzb34ppds.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>CurbedLA <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118346265/thom-mayne-razing-ray-bradbury-s-house-to-build-his-own" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reported</a> that Ray Bradbury&rsquo;s home was demolished by architect Thom Mayne.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/22610164/eric-chavkin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eric Chavkin</a>&nbsp;was a "<em>friend and client</em>" of Bradbury and sorry to see the "<em>house go</em>".</p><p>For his part, <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;believed "<em>Three underground levels is pretty curious and strong....Going down three floors in Los Angeles is unusual and very artistic concept....</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119070528/problem-plants-weeds-in-ecology-art-and-culture Problem Plants - Weeds in Ecology, Art and Culture Nam Henderson 2015-01-23T22:57:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T22:58:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yp/yp5xibkw2jhrw7am.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>the spontaneous plants, remain wild in the city, choosing to live among us. What allows these plants, the successful weeds of the city, to thrive in sidewalk cracks and rubble piles while valued native species retreat to rural landscapes? What are the characteristics of a successful invaders, colonizers and pioneers?</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="https://twitter.com/eirons/status/557915864214040580" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ellie Irons</a>&nbsp;on&nbsp;<a href="https://t.co/H0CFqlv3MZ" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nativeness, Biodiversity, and Urban Flora in the Anthropocene</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119064095/special-interest-money-kills-nashville-s-amp-brt-aspirations Special interest money kills Nashville's "Amp" BRT aspirations Alexander Walter 2015-01-23T20:25:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T20:36:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a0/a09cyuli2y83ylz4.jpg" width="514" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Nashville&rsquo;s bid to build its first high-capacity transit line is dead, the Tennessean is reporting today. It&rsquo;s a victory for the Koch brothers-funded local chapter of Americans for Prosperity and a defeat for the city&rsquo;s near-term hopes of transitioning to less congested, more sustainable streets. The project, known as the Amp, called for a 7-mile busway linking growing East Nashville to downtown and parts of the city&rsquo;s west end.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/119049626/registration-deadline-extended-for-2015-sara-ny-design-awards Registration deadline extended for 2015 SARA | NY Design Awards Justine Testado 2015-01-23T17:18:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T17:19:17-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hw/hwe5j0iqndexxjl2.jpg" width="514" height="851" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If you want a chance to win in the 2015 SARA | NY Design Awards, take note that the registration deadline has been extended to <strong>February 9</strong>. Already registered? Just be sure to send your submissions by February 23.</p><p>All architects, designers, engineers, artists, students, and related fields are welcome. Built or unbuilt works are accepted in any of the following competition categories:</p><p>For categories 1-8, entrant must be a Registered Architect.<br>For categories 9-12, Architects, Designers, Artists, and Students are encouraged to enter.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>CATEGORY<br>BUILDING</p><p>1. Housing<br>2. Education/ Institutional<br>3. Commercial (Industrial/ Retail)<br>4. Interior Design<br>5. Rehabilitation/ Remodeling<br>6. Conceptual/ Theoretical Projects<br>7. Small Projects<br>8. Sustainable Design</p><p>NON-BUILDING</p><p>9. The Arts - including but not limited to Architectural Graphics, Furniture, Photography, Lighting, Landscape, and Product Design<br>10. Strategic Planning/ Facility Studies/ Urban Design Studies<br>11. Computer Generated Architectural Rendering/ Ani...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119044780/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-furniture-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Furniture" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-01-23T15:43:00-05:00 >2015-01-24T03:02:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/je/je1g8r984o132ll6.jpg" width="514" height="766" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People </a>profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip: </strong>use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/furniture/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Furniture</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ia/iawrabnszgdfl3mu.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/i29ia/project/office-04-tribal-ddb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">office 04 / Tribal DDB</a> in Amsterdam, the Netherlands by <a href="http://archinect.com/i29ia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">i29 interior architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1j/1jrr7867cg7jw5jt.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/108610895/rua/108618115" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rua</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/larusdesign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LARUS DESIGN</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2s/2s6rc1rqxvw5ajfg.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/38193635/mit-beaver-works/106633555" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT Beaver</a> Works in Cambridge, MA by <a href="http://archinect.com/mergearchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Merge Architects</a>; Photo: John Horner Photography/David Bragdon</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jc/jc5ald6b7zbkm68t.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/rise/project/classroom-2-everywhere2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Classroom 2 Everywhere</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/rise" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rise Projects LLC</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e3/e3q47u5rx49f0yu0.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/56904349/woods-loft/109636293" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woods Loft</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/56904349/specht-harpman" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Specht Harpman</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yv/yvcj5acxbwbdl1sw.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/111113741/bottles-congress/111161076" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bottles' Congress</a> in Braga, Portugal by <a href="http://archinect.com/tiagodovalearqtos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tiago do Vale Arquitectos</a>; Photo: Jo&atilde;o Morgado</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nl/nlsu6zdzq0as0jit.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/AlfredoPimentel/project/skel_bench" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SKEL_Bench</a> in Cambridge, MA by <a href="http://archinect.com/AlfredoPimentel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alfredo Pimentel</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/br/br3rfesjz5ke790s.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/81147630/giving-shelter-benefit-for-fixnation/109727976" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Giving Shelter" Benefit for FixNation (a.k.a. the "Cat Condo")</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/58779921/rnl-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">team RNL</a> (Jeffrey Anglada, <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/81147630/giving-shelter-benefit-for-fixnation/109727976" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Joshua Reitz</a>, James Sarratori, Colin Winchell); Photo: Grey Crawford</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5t/5ti9b64ja78rqnpz.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119046386/get-lectured-university-of-new-mexico-spring-15 Get Lectured: University of New Mexico, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-01-23T15:22:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T15:27:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ke/kevepbss4jsgn2yy.jpg" width="514" height="794" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Today's poster comes from the University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Unless noted, lectures begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Garcia Honda Auditorium in George Pearl Hall.</p><p><em>Jan 23</em><br><strong>Stefan Behnisch</strong> / Behnisch Architekten</p><p><em>Jan 30</em><br><strong>Alberto Perez-Gome</strong>z / McGill University</p><p><em>Feb 6</em><br><strong>Nancy Meem Wirth</strong> / Preservationist - Santa Fe, NM</p><p><em>Feb 13</em><br><strong>Nataly Gattegno + Jason Kelly Johnson</strong> / Co-founders, Future Cities Lab, California College of the Arts</p><p><em>Feb 20</em><br><strong>Gregg Pasquarelli /</strong> SHoP Architects</p><p><em>Feb 27</em><br><strong>Martin Stupich</strong> / Photographer -&nbsp; Albuquerque, NM</p><p><em>March 6</em><br><strong>Ruth Wilmore ...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119039951/frank-lloyd-wright-s-hollyhock-house-to-reopen-once-again-in-february Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House to reopen once again in February Justine Testado 2015-01-23T14:22:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T16:46:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/83/83wyyvc3mjsqg0vf.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In the heart of Hollywood's Barnsdall Park, Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House will officially reopen on February 13, as recently announced by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell, and the Barnsdall Park Art Foundation. This isn't the first time the iconic house has been restored, but the latest renovation focused on bringing back the house, and all its decorative details, to its original early 20th century state. The conservation effort took place from 2008 to 2014 and cost $4,359,000.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ij/ij8bvobem7qdre3q.jpg"></p><p>The Hollyhock House was Frank Lloyd Wright's first residence in Los Angeles. Pennsylvanian oil heiress and arts enthusiast Aline Barnsdall commissioned Wright to build the house -- which was named after her favorite flower -- as her own venue for producing avant-garde plays. It later became a performing arts complex including Barnsdall's private residence. Construction began in 1919 but came to a halt in 1921 when Barnsdall fired Wright, primarily due to costs.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/59/59e4ix3plz5f1fpl.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jy/jybvp9ywes8tbyvu.jpg"></p><p>Nonetheless, the hou...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119043175/quo-vadis-charleston-architecture Quo vadis, Charleston architecture? Alexander Walter 2015-01-23T14:15:00-05:00 >2015-01-25T10:57:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2h/2h5a5rakotqrn83p.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Long accustomed to basing its reputation on the grandeur of its old buildings, the city now finds it almost impossible to agree on how to build new ones. In recent months, traditionalists have blocked efforts to introduce contemporary architecture in the historic core [...]. Modernists are rolling their eyes at new buildings that copy traditional styles, arguing that they pervert a record of architectural progress long documented in mortar and stone.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Don't miss these heated discussions on the subject matter:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114114885/clemson-scraps-its-modern-building-plan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clemson scraps its modern building plan</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/59031955/new-clemson-university-architecture-building-set-to-test-charleston-s-limits-on-context" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Clemson University architecture building set to test Charleston's limits on context</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/118985363/megataaaall-shanghai-tower-enters-final-construction-phase Megataaaall Shanghai Tower enters final construction phase Justine Testado 2015-01-22T20:44:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T21:00:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/16/16f6ltql79g4jx4p.jpg" width="514" height="1086" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Shanghai Tower is projected to be the one megatall tower to be completed this year, according to The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118200781/2014-was-the-tallest-year-by-far-for-skyscrapers-ctbuh-finds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>2014 Tall Building Data Research Report</em></a>. Designed by 2DEFINE Architecture/Gensler, the 632-meter structure recently began its final construction phase.</p><p>The approximately US$4.2 billion Shanghai Tower will complete a majestic -- if not overwhelming -- trio of supertall buildings in the Lujiazui neighborhood of Shanghai's developing commercial district Pudong. The adjacent Jin Mao Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Center represent "China's past" and "China's present", respectively, whereas the Shanghai Tower will symbolize "China's future."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l4/l4tkgdu4dyk0b83u.jpg"></p><p>The tower's final phase is focused on constructing the buildings interior, which includes the first several floors and the top floors, said Chief Architect and&nbsp;2DEFINE Architecture founder Marshall Strabala in a statement. It will have 121 stories above ground and 5 stories beneath, and a total ar...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118960418/give-frank-gehry-back-his-east-river-project-in-nyc Give Frank Gehry Back His East River Project in NYC Diane Pham 2015-01-22T20:13:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:38:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ub/ubjtddv7b3qbod13.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Why not ask Howard Hughes to abandon its current plan and do something really wonderful and revive the Guggenheim plan for Gehry&rsquo;s gargantuan palace of titanium ribbons? The residential conversion of so many major office buildings is going, eventually, to create a need for new office buildings. Gehry&rsquo;s plan could be enlarged gracefully to accommodate both offices and condominiums and rebalance the famous Lower Manhattan skyline...</p></em><br /><br /><p>Does Gehry still the chops to revive Lower Manhattan? One former <em>New York Times </em>architecture critic, Carter B. Horsley, proposes bringing Gehry's aborted idea for South Street Seaport back to life. The plan would replace SHoP Architect's recently scaled-back design for the waterfront site.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118984560/photographer-documents-egypt-s-monumental-housing-developments-in-the-desert Photographer documents Egypt's monumental housing developments in the desert Alexander Walter 2015-01-22T19:59:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T13:32:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/47/47c513123473574131bd51d4bb3b9957.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Egypt is in the throes of a severe housing shortage [...]. But one thing the country has an abundance of is lonesome desert, and developers are turning there to construct immense projects that stick out in the emptiness like skyscrapers on Mars. London-based photographer Manuel Alvarez Diestro has a yen for the monumental [...] naturally he was interested in the colossal structures rising on the outskirts of Egyptian cities.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/118971699/the-2015-julius-shulman-institute-photography-award-goes-to-h-l-ne-binet The 2015 Julius Shulman Institute Photography Award goes to Hélène Binet Justine Testado 2015-01-22T18:25:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T18:26:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bo/boz44gx21k0aeplo.jpg" width="514" height="655" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Structures designed by the likes of Peter Zumthor, Zaha Hadid, and Le Corbusier are rendered into atmospheric, sharply detailed black and white compositions through the camera lens of Swiss-French analogue photographer <a href="http://www.helenebinet.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">H&eacute;l&egrave;ne Binet</a>, who was recently selected as the 2015 recipient of the Julius Shulman Institute Excellence in Photography Award.</p><p>The Institute bestows the annual award to an early photographer whose work embodies the legacy of architectural photographer Julius Shulman and continues to influence the artistic medium of architectural photography. Previous recipients include <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/iwan_baan_to_receive_julius_shulman_photography_award/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Iwan Baan (2010)</a>, Richard Barnes (2011), <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/43136167/pedro-e-guerrero-frank-lloyd-wright-s-photographer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pedro E. Guerrero (2012)</a>, Catherine Opie (2013), and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95969942/grant-mudford-to-receive-2014-julius-shulman-institute-excellence-in-photography-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grant Mudford (2014)</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3h/3hw7w0dr1n0ug9k9.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <em>Kapelle fur den heiligen Bruder Klaus 03, architecture by Peter Zumthor, 2009.</em></p><p>In celebration, the WUHO Gallery in Los Angeles will host the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/helene_binet_fragments_of_light/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"H&eacute;l&egrave;ne Binet: Fragments of Light"</a> exhibition starting with the opening reception and award presentation on February 28. Co-curated by Binet and Emily...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118970896/oliver-wainwright-takes-a-closer-look-at-beirut-s-downtown-redevelopment Oliver Wainwright takes a closer look at Beirut's downtown redevelopment Alexander Walter 2015-01-22T15:43:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T15:44:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/js/jsyfac3tl4tiicss.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Two decades after civil war blew the Lebanese capital to rubble, the city centre boasts immaculately rebuilt streets lined with Gucci and Prada stores &ndash; but the whole place is strangely deserted [...] the resulting place feels less souk than Duty Free airport lounge. It is a monotonous world of more swanky high street brands, from Burberry to Tag Heuer, staffed by idle shop assistants awaiting the promised customer footfall that has yet to arrive.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/118968488/david-chipperfield-pledges-to-carefully-optimize-mies-van-der-rohe-s-neue-nationalgalerie David Chipperfield pledges to carefully "optimize" Mies van der Rohe's Neue Nationalgalerie Alexander Walter 2015-01-22T14:56:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T21:55:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yk/yk4gpf48z10wjudb.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The restoration of the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin will cost an estimated &euro;101m [...]. This masterpiece by the architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, which opened in 1968, was closed in early January. David Chipperfield Architects has been entrusted with the refurbishment project, having found international acclaim for its work on rebuilding the Neues Museum on Museum Island in Berlin. The British architect pledged to &ldquo;keep as much Mies as possible&rdquo; at a symposium in late November.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/118967683/the-calvert-journal-asks-experts-how-to-fix-moscow The Calvert Journal asks experts: How to fix Moscow? Alexander Walter 2015-01-22T14:42:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T14:43:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cu/cu5zfv5r685gap6g.jpg" width="514" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Big, brash, and full of energy, Moscow is a city that knows how to make an impression. But for all its attractions &mdash; world-class museums, clubs and rapidly transforming food scene, to name a few &mdash; its downsides are impossible to ignore. [...] This week, The Calvert Journal considers Moscow&rsquo;s prospects, consulting experts at the Moscow Urban Forum, looking in detail at two projects in the pipeline &mdash; VDNKh and Zaryadye Park &mdash; and checking out some neighbourhoods that are already going places.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/118963648/get-lectured-university-of-notre-dame-spring-15 Get Lectured: University of Notre Dame, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-01-22T13:30:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T13:34:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yq/yqkptxhv5hkp4hvj.jpg" width="514" height="978" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The next featured poster comes from the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Unless otherwise noted, lectures are held on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. in 104 Bond Hall. Attendees are eligible to receive AIA/CE credits.</p><p><em>Jan 28</em><br><strong>Michael Imber </strong>/ Principal - Michael Imber Architects, San Antonio, TX<br>"Building with Landscape, Culture and Craft"</p><p><em>Feb 18</em><br><strong>Maxim Atayants</strong> / Principal, Maxim Atayants Architects - St. Petersburg, Russia<br>"From Single Building to Urban Fabric: the Way to Build Classically in Russia"</p><p><em>March 4</em><br><strong>Michael Lewis</strong> / Faison-Pierson-Stoddard...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118827470/ep-13-archinect-sessions-elizabeth-timme-gives-no-f-cks Ep. 13 Archinect Sessions "Elizabeth Timme Gives No F*cks" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-01-22T09:36:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T18:21:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h0/h0afje3xe704n1aj.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At first we thought we could cram all of this week's amazing podcast content in under one hour. That dream was not to be, but we decided to give no f*cks, in honor of our guest <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/13923933/elizabeth-timme" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elizabeth Timme</a>. The tenacious and game-changing Timme spoke with Donna and Amelia (with the appropriate amount of f*cks) about her work with <a href="http://www.mas.la/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA M&aacute;s</a>, a&nbsp;non-profit design studio aimed at social justice issues in Los Angeles.</p><p>In other matters of justice, Paul sat down with <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Session</a></strong><a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>s</strong></a>'s legal correspondent,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dykema.com/professionals-brian_newman.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brian Newman</a>, about a recent lawsuit against <a href="http://archinect.com/som" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOM</a> that went all the way up to California's Supreme Court, and the far-reaching implications for architects.</p><p>We also talk with <a href="http://archinect.com/aaron-willette" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aaron Willette</a> about the <a href="http://btabb.archinect.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bigger Than A Breadbox / Smaller Than A Building</a> competition, aimed at revitalizing the pavilion's role in architectural research (deadline is February 15!). Willette runs the FABLab at <a href="http://archinect.com/taubmancollege" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taubman</a>, and&nbsp;is a long-time Archinector.</p><p>Finally, we let out a collective sad sigh for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118513336/architecture-for-humanity-to-shut-down" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture for Humanity's closure</a>.</p><p>An...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118906205/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-53 Archinect's Employer of the Day - Weekly Round-Up #53 Justine Testado 2015-01-21T19:45:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T12:38:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0v/0vijdhg360w7w9hs.jpg" width="514" height="378" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Heads up to all you job seekers and active employers. Here's our weekly batch of employers for Archinect's <em>Employer of the Day</em>. If you've been following the daily feature on Archinect's <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>, <em>Employer of the Day</em> is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work.</p><p>In case you missed them, check out the latest <em>EOTD</em> features:</p><p>1. <a href="http://archinect.com/aosarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Atkin Olshin Schade Architects</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152963265267247.1073743014.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/118586293/intern-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Intern Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a2/a25j4yuamdk9fceu.jpg"></p><p>2. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/314/narchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>nARCHITECTS</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152961296522247.1073743011.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/118355920/intern-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Intern Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xe/xettgwgm2k0h1427.jpg"></p><p>3. <a href="http://archinect.com/racdb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>RAC Design Build</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152953506422247.1073743008.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/racdb/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7r/7rjjn4d4xt92lee7.jpg"></p><p>4. <a href="http://archinect.com/oza-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>OZA Architects</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152951612862247.1073743007.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/118067572/junior-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Junior Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zy/zyx5e8dtep0cqf8f.jpg"></p><p>5. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/50134565/provost-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Provost Studio</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152959427822247.1073743010.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/118589502/junior-designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Junior Designer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pg/pgm8y3s147ri6h4n.jpg"></p><p>To follow <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/369546/employer-of-the-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Employer of the Day</em></a>, like Archinect's <a href="http://facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118906207/architects-get-ready-for-the-holographic-design-process-microsoft-just-unveiled-its-hololens-headset Architects, get ready for the holographic design process: Microsoft just unveiled its HoloLens headset. Alexander Walter 2015-01-21T19:31:00-05:00 >2015-01-24T13:11:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sh/shyv4ch6c1n8v0o1.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Microsoft on Wednesday announced Windows Holographic, a feature in Windows 10 that will let users create their own holograms and print them out on 3D printers. Every Windows 10 device has holographic APIs enabled, Microsoft's Alex Kipman said. Windows 10 holograms are Windows Universal Apps. Users need the Microsoft HoloLens headset, which Kipman described as "the first fully untethered computer."</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gt/gtgyyilyff7y2p7r.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2u/2ucc549j1wwr5m8l.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k9/k9wlnh3enuxjm6vs.jpg"></p><p><em>Images via Microsoft's <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-hololens/en-us?ocid=MSCOM_HoloLensGlobe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HoloLens micro site</a>.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118903791/albert-speer-talks-about-the-qatar-world-cup-and-the-search-for-sustainability Albert Speer talks about the Qatar World Cup and the search for sustainability Alexander Walter 2015-01-21T18:33:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T13:34:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aj/aja6n4tr1kipa1mu.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Does it make sense for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup? German architect Albert Speer, whose office is in charge of the project, says yes -- and is doing all he can to ensure sustainability. In a SPIEGEL interview, he says how.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/49931535/desert-sands-soccer-sustainability-and-symbolic-capital" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Desert sands, soccer, sustainability and "symbolic capital"...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118901375/treatise-why-write-alone-to-debut-at-the-graham-foundation-this-friday "Treatise: Why Write Alone?" to debut at the Graham Foundation this Friday Justine Testado 2015-01-21T18:20:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:25:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1r/1req6csc5amcyuow.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The upcoming publication and exhibition "<em>Treatise: Why Write Alone?</em>" at the Graham Foundation in Chicago utilizes the architectural treatise as a platform for experimentation, theoretical inquiry, and debate through the collective works of 14 emerging designers.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/16/163c2yey161zyrzw.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <em>Bureau Spectacular (Jimenez Lai),"Inside Outside In-between," 2014-15.</em></p><p>Bureau Spectacular founder Jimenez Lai developed the exhibition after receiving a recent grant from the Graham Foundation. Based on the idea, "Why Write? And why write alone?", the exhibition will display over 200 new and recent drawings, models, multimedia installations, and site-specific wall drawings that will fill the galleries of the Graham Foundation's historic Madlener House.</p><p>The exhibition will feature the works of:</p><ul><li><strong>Bittertang</strong> (Michael Loverich &amp; Antonio Torres), New York, NY</li><li><strong>Bureau Spectacular</strong> (Jimenez Lai), Chicago, IL</li><li><strong>CAMES/Gibson</strong> (Grant Gibson), Chicago IL</li><li><strong>Design With Company</strong> (Stewart Hicks &amp; Allison Newmeyer), Chicago, IL</li><li><strong>Fake Industries Architectu...</strong></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/118901374/mapping-the-city-maps-through-the-eyes-of-street-artists Mapping the City: maps through the eyes of street artists Alexander Walter 2015-01-21T17:53:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:26:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4h/4hlswys1ear0f2l6.jpg" width="514" height="272" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Street artists are showing how they&rsquo;d map cities differently in a new show that lets visitors step into their clandestine worlds. [...] Mapping the City, an exhibition of the responses by 50 international street artists to being asked to map their cities &ldquo;through subjective surveying rather than objective ordinance&rdquo;. Conventional cartography this is not.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/118891722/55-hudson-yards-breaks-ground-in-manhattan 55 Hudson Yards breaks ground in Manhattan Alexander Walter 2015-01-21T14:47:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:26:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0y/0yo3cfu9pl9xn181.jpg" width="514" height="886" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mitsui Fudosan Co. (8801), Japan&rsquo;s biggest developer, is building an office tower on Manhattan&rsquo;s far west side at a cost of about $1.4 billion [...]. Construction has started on the skyscraper in New York&rsquo;s Hudson Yards development zone in partnership with Related Cos., the area&rsquo;s principal developer, and Canadian pension investor Oxford Properties. [...] The project, known as 55 Hudson Yards, is at the north end of the site, at the southeast corner of 34th Street and 11th Avenue.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/53803/hudson-yards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More Hudson Yards coverage on Archinect</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118889309/can-of-ham-skyscraper-coming-to-london-after-all 'Can of Ham' skyscraper coming to London after all Alexander Walter 2015-01-21T14:03:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T18:26:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ke/kev1wkx5jb1gcjdz.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mace has been appointed to a pre-construction deal to build the much delayed &lsquo;Can of Ham&rsquo; project at 60-70 St Mary Axe, Construction News can reveal. [...] The project was granted planning approval by the City of London in the summer of 2008 but immediately hit delays as the global financial crisis took hold [...]. The Foggo Associates-designed project will join a cluster of iconic towers in the centre of the City, including neighbouring 30 St Mary Axe, commonly known as the Gherkin.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/78335/can-of-ham" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118886896/helmut-jahn-chats-about-his-latest-nyc-tower-50-west Helmut Jahn chats about his latest NYC tower, 50 West Alexander Walter 2015-01-21T13:24:00-05:00 >2015-01-21T13:24:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lj/ljau6sk63qa8yon2.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The idea is always that a building like this in a particular light merges with the sky. The building is on a very small site, and has a very small footprint. There was a requirement from a planning point of view, which we fully supported and were actually happy about, that we had to provide a plaza on the ground floor. And that&rsquo;s actually why the building toward the base, it pulls in its belly and it slopes so that the urban space is adequate and a required size.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/118884483/get-lectured-university-of-miami-spring-15 Get Lectured: University of Miami, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-01-21T13:08:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T14:20:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9k/9kzov0pyrs22hqay.jpg" width="514" height="405" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The next featured poster comes from the University of Miami School of Architecture with their 2014-15 Tecnoglass Lecture Series, a year-long program focused on a theme specific to the UMiami SoA. This year's theme is "Call to Order", which examines the renewed interest in history, typology, and order currently observed in architectural theory and practice.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Unless noted, lectures take place on Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. in Glasgow Hall, Perez Architecture Center. Listed below are upcoming events only.</p><p><em>Jan 21</em><br><strong>SYMPOSIUM: Young Ancients</strong><br>Wonne Ickx / Producto...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118882877/aia-reports-architecture-billings-index-on-solid-footing AIA reports Architecture Billings Index "on Solid Footing" Alexander Walter 2015-01-21T12:13:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T18:22:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rq/rql1x83mspc6lr3u.jpg" width="514" height="405" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There were ten out of twelve months of increasing demand for design services in 2014, and the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) points to a healthy outlook for the nonresidential construction industry. [...] The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the December ABI score was 52.2, up from a mark of 50.9 in November. [...] The new projects inquiry index was 58.2, following a mark of 58.8 the previous month. Design contracts posted a mark of 49.9, after a 54.9 score in November.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/118817793/susan-sontag-on-beauty-vs-interestingness Susan Sontag on Beauty vs. Interestingness Orhan Ayyüce 2015-01-20T18:52:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T18:21:17-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ph/ph5qkd9ljasfuqlk.jpg" width="484" height="477" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The perennial tendency to make of beauty itself a binary concept, to split it up into &ldquo;inner&rdquo; and &ldquo;outer,&rdquo; &ldquo;higher&rdquo; and &ldquo;lower&rdquo; beauty, is the usual way that judgments of the beautiful are colonized by moral judgments.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Susan Sontag would have been 82 years old this week. Here is a link to some of her illuminating writings as pointed by Maria Popova. We could use some of these ideas applying them to architecture as we, hopefully, move towards more "interesting" criticism after a period of sling-shotting and targeting the walls of the obvious.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118812948/computer-science-architecture-dual-masters-degree-makes-new-connections-to-industry-at-unc-charlotte Computer Science + Architecture Dual Masters Degree makes new connections to industry at UNC Charlotte Sponsor 2015-01-20T18:37:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T12:54:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x3/x34ye0lxmtlanoyw.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><strong>This post is brought to you by the <a href="http://coaa.uncc.edu/academics/school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">School of Architecture at UNC Charlotte</a></strong><br>&nbsp;<p>The Dual Degree in Architecture and Computer Science/Information Technology is a two-year curriculum with tightly integrated coursework, research and faculty.&nbsp; Upon completion of the curriculum, students will receive both a Master of Architecture III degree and a Master of Science in Computer Science or Information Technology. The program has collaborated with national design firms, Autodesk and other architectural product manufacturers.</p><p>The premise of the dual degree program is that design has become increasingly important to computer scientists and at the same time computation has become important to designers.&nbsp; This program is a unique curriculum that systematically combines the strength and insights of these disciplines.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kt/ktqfvhvyhc7z09tg.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;<em> </em><em>Advanced Architectural Composites- &nbsp;Installation under way in the Fall of 2013 of a series of composite wall component tiles in Storrs Hall, UNCC.</em></p><p>As computing has matured as a discipline,...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118824259/the-vipp-shelter-joins-the-industrial-chic-prefab-housing-market The VIPP Shelter joins the industrial-chic prefab housing market Justine Testado 2015-01-20T18:28:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T18:16:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i1/i1c9lj7lsm5pwveb.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Not long after <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112805150/muji-s-prefab-vertical-house-now-available-for-japanese-residences" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Muji's Vertical House</a> and Philippe Starck + Riko's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111358122/philippe-starck-riko-realizes-first-prototype-of-custom-eco-prefab-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eco-prefab house</a>, Danish lifestyle brand <a href="http://www.vipp.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">VIPP</a>&nbsp;&mdash; who is best known for their bins and kitchenware&nbsp;&mdash; recently launched their own industrial-chic prefab known as the VIPP Shelter. The VIPP Shelter is a 55 m2, galvanized steel "container house" designed as a getaway retreat that complements VIPP's houseware products inside and various remote natural landscapes.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kb/kbx67ac5bt5ll81n.jpg"></p><p>The two-story prefab structure is delivered in two containers and assembled on site in a matter of days. The house can accommodate up to four people, and is also equipped with furniture, lighting, tables, towels, and bed linens. It also has electrical floor heating and a centrally located fireplace. VIPP Shelter prices start at $585,000 (&euro;485,000) with a delivery time of six months plus freight + installation.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wa/waeglqkajfglvk9l.jpg"></p><p>Another feature of the VIPP Shelter is&nbsp;Architectural Solutions' PanoramAH! Series 38 sliding windows on two of the house's four sides on the main level. One si...</p>