Archinect - News 2014-09-01T22:08:05-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/107912940/apple-campus-2-construction-house-i-something-is-building Apple Campus 2 construction: house i-something is building Orhan Ayyüce 2014-09-01T12:30:00-04:00 >2014-09-01T16:24:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zg/zgk5zddos3ybijws.jpg" width="512" height="512" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Small is huge" - Mac mini slogan for revision in early 2009.</p></em><br /><br /><p>It's a giant circling pit. How I wish that was a moat filled with crocodile data, making it impossible for software architects to escape the premises and create even more tech for the masses.</p><p>Is the new thing in architecture medievalism?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107811930/see-for-yourself See For Yourself Orhan Ayyüce 2014-09-01T12:29:00-04:00 >2014-09-01T21:03:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/px/pxf4vugh2g9aaam5.jpg" width="514" height="270" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>it is clear that the scale of damage is unprecedented, with approximately 13 percent of the housing stock affected, five percent of the housing stock is uninhabitable &ndash; an estimated 18,000 housing units have been either destroyed or severely damaged. This on top of a shortage of 71,000 housing units before the Israeli attack.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This is a real challenge for architecture. I urge&nbsp;<a href="http://architectureforhumanity.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture for Humanity</a> to directly involve and bring this&nbsp;crisis&nbsp;into their working platform, producing ideas of reconstruction.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107736538/salt-festival-celebrates-arctic-architecture-in-sandhorn-y-norway SALT festival celebrates arctic architecture in Sandhornøy, Norway Justine Testado 2014-08-29T21:16:00-04:00 >2014-08-29T21:16:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s9/s9zq5cek3r5ygy9i.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Taking place on the island of Sandhorn&oslash;y in the Arctic Circle region of Norway, SALT will host its opening festivities this weekend, starting August 29 to September 1. Founded in 2010 by acclaimed curator Helga-Marie Nordby and cultural entrepreneur Erlend Mog&aring;rd-Larsen, SALT celebrates the rarely traversed arctic landscape and promotes Norway's contributions to art and design history.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This weekend's events include traditionally inspired architecture designed by Rintala Eggertson Architects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m4/m4a74msd5kj5t1fm.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wz/wz91koympfduyd5w.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lw/lw52vtgpko9qykos.jpg"></p><p><strong>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/salt_festival_celebrates_arctic_architecture_in_sandhorny_norway/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107652996/kickstart-this-archinect-s-kickstarter-picks-for-august-2014 Kickstart this! Archinect's Kickstarter picks for August 2014 Justine Testado 2014-08-29T18:47:00-04:00 >2014-08-29T18:57:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xp/xpdxu73vvrx3faai.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Take a gander at our latest roundup of Kickstarter and crowdfunding projects for <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/pages/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's curated Kickstarter page</a>! Here are our picks for August 2014:</p><p><a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/neworleansairlift/space-rites-interactive-installation-and-performan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Space Rites: Interactive Installation &amp; Performance Series</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xm/xmi2vyljzice8jot.jpg"></p><p>After the success of their musical architecture <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/neworleansairlift/dithyrambalina-musical-architecture-for-new-orlean" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dithyrambalina</a> campaign, <a href="http://www.neworleansairlift.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Orleans Airlift</a> is working with sound artist Taylor Lee Shepherd and the Lower 9th Ward community in an interactive art installation at the deconsecrated St. Maurice Church. As performers and visitors sing, dance, and speak, Shepherd's reclaimed-TV oscilloscopes will translate the sounds into responsive visuals in the church. Funds will support materials for artwork production and pay the musical performers.</p><p><a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1526730465/dirty-furniture-magazine?ref=category" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Dirty Furniture Magazine</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/79/797gr5s1ya5xrr4c.jpg"></p><p><em>Dirty Furniture</em> is a new indie biannual design magazine founded and edited by an experienced group of design writers consisting of Pete Maxwell, Anna Bates, and Elizabeth Glickfeld. Each issue focuses on a piece of furniture as its theme and uses it to explore and provoke ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107715658/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-art-chitecture-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Art-chitecture" Pinterest Board Archinect 2014-08-29T14:57:00-04:00 >2014-08-29T15:08:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w4/w4cozzycgxhps8o7.jpg" width="514" height="357" 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/art-chitecture/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Art-chitecture</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2b/2bxzp7e5og5ihub4.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/formationassociation/project/collapse-construction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Collapse Construction</a> in Los Angeles, CA by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/formationassociation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Formation Association</a> in collaboration with Los Angeles artists, Edgar Arceneaux and Nery Gabriel Lemus; Photo: Hammer Museum</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ap/apwu38wiqgvoe7pv.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; From "<a href="http://archinect.com/mmcglynn/project/personal-work" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Personal Work</a>" by <a href="http://archinect.com/mmcglynn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Megan McGlynn</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3j/3j6fuqqhgbxq35hi.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/jfbautista/project/2014-empty-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Empty Architecture</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/jfbautista" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">J. F. Bautista</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ne/neindqoos17mb0fc.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; From "<a href="http://archinect.com/christophercalexander/project/selected-artwork" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Selected Artwork</a>" by <a href="http://archinect.com/christophercalexander" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christopher Alexander</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vn/vn2gi19hmw6vo0i8.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/DimitraTampaki/project/google-campus-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GOOGLE CAMPUS project</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/DimitraTampaki" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dimitra Tampaki</a> in cooperation with Irem Dokmeci, Dimitra Pavlakou, Angel Tenorio</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lq/lqh2agisyh7dpy5d.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/38038465/the-chair-pavilion/92320407" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Chair Pavilion</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/michael-jantzen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Jantzen</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3g/3gmd9am4xzdefydl.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/fei_alexeli/project/cable-car-project-in-wengen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cable car project in Wengen</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/fei_alexeli" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fei Alexeli</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ru/ruuawqxyk9xcmvlr.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/aimilios/project/vista-initiation-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vista Initiation 12</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/aimilios" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aimilios Davlantis Lo</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/19/19po3bxmhdzo9pl9.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/nurhangokturk/project/drawings-on-john-cage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Drawings on John Cage</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/nurhangokturk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nurhan Gokturk</a></p><p>(Cover pic: <a href="http://archinect.com/angelbeale/project/illustration" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Illustration</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/angelbeale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Angel Beale</a>)</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/117299/archinect-pinterest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click her...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107714855/mit-s-mindrider-helmet-draws-mental-maps-as-you-bike MIT's MindRider helmet draws mental maps as you bike Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-29T14:55:00-04:00 >2014-08-29T14:55:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ki/ki1tej55t4vjul8o.jpg" width="514" height="357" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Originally developed at MIT, MindRider is a new helmet that shows, in real time, how your rides, movement, and location engage your mind. The MindRider app maps and tracks your engagement, and allows you to share your maps with others. These maps provide quantified insight that empower you to maximize your riding experience, and they are a great resource for riding communities and street advocacy.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Unlike many other biometric monitoring devices, the MindRider helmet isn't just about recording your physical activities; it's about harvesting data from normal routines to better inform public policy. The MindRider "reads" electrical activity between the brain's neurons, but the technology isn't invasive enough to determine anything beyond where on the route you're concentrating ("Hotspots") or coasting ("Sweetspots"). For an individual rider, boiling down the data into these two categories simplifies the ride experience, but with enough participants, the service can paint the cycling personality of an entire city, and provide a highly personal way to publicly engage with cycling. Maybe it can even make drivers empathize with stressed out cyclists.</p><p>While the actual helmet isn't commercially available quite yet,&nbsp;MindRider recently reached its&nbsp;<a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1168534473/mindrider-maps-nyc-a-mental-picture-of-bike-riding" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a>&nbsp;goal&nbsp;to create "The MindRider Guide to New York City", a map and guidebook to the city's mental cycling infrastructure. Whether tha...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107713249/palm-springs-new-architecture-and-design-center-to-open-in-november Palm Springs: New Architecture and Design Center to open in November Alexander Walter 2014-08-29T13:51:00-04:00 >2014-08-29T13:56:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/76/76890b9c0093aad29708b4da9635038f.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Each year Palm Springs dedicates a week to celebrating Midcentury Modernism architecture in the desert city. Now, it has more reason to celebrate. The Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion, is set to open Nov. 9. It will provide a place to showcase the sleek style pioneered by architects such as Richard Neutra, Donald Frey and E. Stewart Williams. The project is an expansion of the Palm Springs Art Museum, which also is housed in a Williams building.</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/107712447/along-the-high-line-top-this Along the High Line: Top This! Alexander Walter 2014-08-29T13:42:00-04:00 >2014-08-30T12:41:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sd/sd6ip7kfgtbyg6dv.jpg" width="514" height="393" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The facades of his 515 Highline, a 12-unit condo at 515 West 29th Street in West Chelsea that will almost touch the elevated park, will be rippled like the surface of a sea. And Soori High Line, a 27-unit condo across the street at 522 West 29th, will have not only rooftop pools [...]. More than a dozen lower-floor apartments will also come with private pools to allow residents to float above it all while contemplating the brash buildings that increasingly populate the surrounding blocks.</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/107711639/in-beirut-a-grassroots-push-for-more-grass In Beirut, a grassroots push for more grass Alexander Walter 2014-08-29T13:22:00-04:00 >2014-08-29T13:56:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/62/628d385585e3ec64fb92acee1f87741a.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On a breezy summer afternoon here in the newly renovated Sanayeh Garden, children are climbing the monkey bars, pedaling on bikes and kicking a ball by the huge water fountain in the park&rsquo;s center. [...] While this would be an ordinary scene in Paris, New York or Singapore, it&rsquo;s practically a new invention for today&rsquo;s residents of Beirut. Functional public parks have been virtually nonexistent here for decades.</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/107710030/get-lectured-university-of-texas-at-austin-fall-14 Get Lectured: University of Texas at Austin, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-08-29T13:08:00-04:00 >2014-08-29T13:56:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3y/3y4clhv5nrf6r1gw.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/493828/fall-2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Another school year, another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Our poster today comes from The University of Texas at Austin, 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 <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Lectures begin at 5 p.m. in Goldsmith Hall, Room 3.120. Exhibitions are located in Goldsmith Mebane Gallery, open M-F from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., unless noted.</p><p><strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p><p><em>Sept 3</em><br>Lance Hosey / RTKL - Washington, D.C.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>OCTOBER</strong></p><p><em>Oct 1</em><br>Joeb Moore / Joeb Moore + Partners - Greenwich, CT</p><p><em>Oct 8</em><br>Alice Kimm &amp; John Friedman / John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects - Los Angeles, CA</p><p><em>Oct 15</em><br>Lisa Heschong / Heschong Mahone Group - Sacramento, CA</p><p><em>Oct 22</em><br>Wendell Burnette / Wendell Bur...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107671475/a-man-renovating-his-home-discovered-a-tunnel-to-a-massive-underground-city A Man Renovating His Home Discovered A Tunnel... To A Massive Underground City Orhan Ayyüce 2014-08-29T01:15:00-04:00 >2014-08-31T13:00:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/af/af52vhun87u4piz5.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 1963, a man in the Nev&#351;ehir Province of Turkey knocked down a wall of his home. Behind it, he discovered a mysterious room and soon discovered an intricate tunnel system with additional cave-like rooms. What he had discovered was the ancient Derinkuyu underground city in Turkey</p></em><br /><br /><p>Pure interiors. Buildings with no roof and exterior.</p><p><em>Also see Aaron Locke's blog;&nbsp;</em><a href="http://archinect.com/blog/52627812/indo-inquisition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Indo Inquisition</a>&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/blog/52627812/indo-inquisition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">13 weeks in India</a></p><p><em>the most pure form of subtractive architecture- <a href="http://archinect.com/blog/article/58917766/caves-of-ajanta" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">via</a></em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107669871/what-people-cured-of-blindness-see What People Cured of Blindness See? Orhan Ayyüce 2014-08-29T00:35:00-04:00 >2014-08-29T12:45:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/at/attbu6at6cga21z5.jpg" width="514" height="348" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The absence of these rules can frustrate the newly sighted, whose visual world can be both blurry and two-dimensional&mdash;paintings and people are often described as &ldquo;flat, with dark patches&rdquo;; a far-away house is &ldquo;nearby, but requiring the taking of a lot of steps&rdquo;; streetlights seen through glass are &ldquo;luminous stains stuck to the window&rdquo;; sunbeams through tree branches collapse into a single &ldquo;tree with all the lights in it.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Now, go ahead and incorporate some of these images into your architectural visualization...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107657832/moca-announces-new-performance-festival-for-downtown-la MOCA Announces New Performance Festival for Downtown LA Nicholas Korody 2014-08-28T21:02:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T21:02:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9z/9zlrl4joyjcvc6bz.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This month, audiences will be able to check out the first program to emerge from Vergne's nascent administration: Step and Repeat, a multidisciplinary festival of performing arts, takes place at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA over four Saturday evenings, beginning Sept. 13 [...] Step and Repeat will feature a unique nightly lineup of poetry readings, noise/experimental music, performance art, stand-up comedy, live bands and deejays, all presented side by side.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The news that performance and other public programming will return to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is a sign for some that the new director,&nbsp;Philippe Vergne, is already returning the embattled museum &nbsp;to its former strength. Vergne replaced the former director Jeffrey Deitch, whose stewarding of the institution provoked controversy and ended in his resignation. Some&nbsp;<a href="http://articles.latimes.com/2013/jul/24/entertainment/la-et-cm-deitch-moca-20130725" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">contended</a> that Deitch oriented the museum too much around pop culture and celebrity, with exhibits like "Rebel" featuring the work of James France and "Art in the Streets" about graffiti. When he announced a show about disco, prestigious artists like Ed Ruscha and Barbara Kruger <a href="http://www.vulture.com/2013/07/jeffrey-deitch-leaves-moca-jerry-saltz.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">resigned</a> from the museum board.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e5/e5yx2q2a5t6vcabu.jpg"></p><p>MOCA has a long history of being an "artist's museum," due to the active and experimental role of artists in its programming. For example, the ongoing <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/MOCATV" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MOCAtv</a> showcases the works of artists who have not necessarily fully broken into the mainstream, such as the recent episodes by <a href="http://thejogging.tumblr.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Jogging</a> or <a href="http://edfornieles.com/front2.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ed Fornieles</a>. ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107644165/editor-s-picks-382 Editor's Picks #382 Nam Henderson 2014-08-28T20:00:00-04:00 >2014-08-31T10:27:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k3/k3s98yw13gw8mj7z.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The latest edition of the <strong>Working out of the Box:</strong> series featured, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/107115513/working-out-of-the-box-julia-watson-of-studio-rede" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Watson (landscape architect turned sacred space conservationist) of Studio Rede</a>.</p><p><strong>&nbsp;jla-x</strong> had two comments; first, that the interview with/work of Studio Rede is "<em>Fantastic</em>!" and second "<em>love this series</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0s/0sxmlen0mgebl1jh.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;explored the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/106655266/art-architecture-bruno-zhu-in-a-symphony-of-objects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">current work of Bruno Zhu</a>, a photographer and bookmaker. Speaking of a recent work &lsquo;<strong>Builder</strong>&rsquo;, he offers up the following explanation, it "<em>is quite na&iuml;ve and stubborn. It&rsquo;s mostly about one place and photographed in similar compositions, while intended to read as a range of different things. But the project&rsquo;s critical ambition was to question the validity of a report, and how its authority could be its biggest weakness</em>".&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Douglaswittnebel </strong>felt there was a "<em>Very interesting focus on the construction and details, it seems that the mysteries are really the biggest part of the series, the unknowns and the questions of why and when</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3a/3aur14i96ccp0a51.jpg"></p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br>&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107018227/deborah-sussman-designer-has-died-at-age-83" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designer Deborah Sussman passed away last week</a>, ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107640149/alvar-aalto-gets-a-close-look-from-google-s-cultural-institute Alvar Aalto gets a close look from Google's Cultural Institute Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-28T15:53:00-04:00 >2014-08-29T13:56:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a4/a4g2cod81x1tz6nw.jpg" width="514" height="307" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Google's satellite imaging allows us to virtually tour remote or inaccessible locales the world over, and with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106578172/new-google-satellites-could-be-able-to-see-your-face-from-the-sky" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recently improved resolutions</a> and initiatives from the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/463876/google-cultural-institute" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google Cultural Institute</a>, our gaze can go farther and more intimately into places we may never physically visit. Google's interest in maintaining this visual resource has implications as far-reaching as its imagery, but it's also a boon for architecture education, where access to imagery and certain spaces can be highly exclusive, and retaining a global (and historical) perspective is exceedingly important.</p><p>To this end, <a href="http://www.finnisharchitecture.fi/2014/08/alvar-aalto-goes-virtual/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google's Cultural Institute has partnered with the Alvar Aalto Foundation</a> in order to make the famous Finnish architect's spaces (and of course <a href="https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/exhibit/a-stool-makes-history/QRQs-mBx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">his&nbsp;famous stool</a><a href="http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/exhibit/a-stool-makes-history/QRQs-mBx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&nbsp;no. 60</a>) available online in 360-degree panoramas, detailing every surface. The partnership's collection focuses on eight sites, including Aalto's studio, S&auml;yn&auml;tsalo Town Hall, and the&nbsp;House Kantola, as well as an exhibition at the Aalto Museum in...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107638546/the-astrodome-the-world-s-largest-indoor-garden The Astrodome: The World's Largest Indoor Garden? Alexander Walter 2014-08-28T14:28:00-04:00 >2014-08-29T13:56:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2a/2ad4690957195590633c62f811537f3c.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's been a long time since the Houston Oilers or any other team called the Astrodome home, and voters rejected a bond measure to adapt and reuse this domed cathedral last year. But Emmett's not giving it up. Yesterday, he led the press on a tour of the Astrodome to introduce his own plan to restore it: By creating the world's largest indoor park. This isn't the first scheme mounted by preservationists who see a future for the dome.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/86311571/winners-of-the-reimagine-the-astrodome-ideas-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winners of the Reimagine the Astrodome ideas competition</a></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/88517100/can-buildings-be-too-young-to-save" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Can buildings be too young to save?</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/107637739/a-sticker-pack-for-urban-item-sharing A Sticker Pack For Urban Item Sharing Alexander Walter 2014-08-28T14:15:00-04:00 >2014-08-29T13:56:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/22/22f74e911a92b07ecff4ff8155687108.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Haven&rsquo;t we all a huge pile of very handy but hardly used things in our house that fill our closets and make us need even more space than we already occupy? Swiss initiative Pumpipumpe wants to encourage urbanites to share all these occasionally used items with a handy set of stickers. The Pumpipume stickers, that can be stuck to front doors or mailboxes, allow urbanites to easily indicate which items they are willing to loan to neighbors.</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/107636936/pittsburgh-s-place-in-the-placemaking-movement Pittsburgh’s Place in the Placemaking Movement Alexander Walter 2014-08-28T14:09:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T17:03:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/91/91287b6b3ba352429a2da2c961f5c946.jpg" width="514" height="274" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Pittsburgh has done it again! After being named &ldquo;America&rsquo;s Most Livable City&rdquo; by Forbes in 2010 and one of the &ldquo;Best All-American Vacations&rdquo; earlier this year by The Travel Channel, it was recently named as the second &ldquo;most livable city&rdquo; in the United States by the Economist Intelligence Unit&rsquo;s 2014 livability survey [...]. Pittsburgh is ripe for Placemaking [...], making it the perfect host city for this seminal gathering of Placemaking leaders and walking and bicycling professionals.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106959605/melbourne-named-world-s-most-liveable-city-for-fourth-consecutive-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Melbourne named world&rsquo;s most liveable city for fourth consecutive year</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107636134/making-space-for-more-tech-firms-in-new-york-city Making Space for More Tech Firms in New York City Alexander Walter 2014-08-28T13:47:00-04:00 >2014-08-29T13:56:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7a/7a5b9b874b5632edb40a24bc669c068f.jpg" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As New York City&rsquo;s burgeoning tech economy continues to grow, startups face the same challenges for office space they would anywhere else&mdash;but have the added challenge of Manhattan-level price tags, vying for space with law firms, banks, and other well-financed tenants. An absolute lack of space is not the issue, however. New York&rsquo;s low 10 percent office vacancy rate may be second only to Washington, D.C.&rsquo;s 9.6 percent, but an enormous amount of inventory is going up [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: Working out of the Box interview with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/92243101/working-out-of-the-box-miguel-mckelvey" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miguel McKelvey</a>, Co-Founder &amp; Chief Creative Officer at WeWork.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107635330/the-british-countryside-family-who-are-designing-entire-cities-in-iraq The British countryside family who are designing entire cities in Iraq Alexander Walter 2014-08-28T13:38:00-04:00 >2014-08-29T13:56:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c3/c3185589171dfa72c8e7c90ece3a5111.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;The cities we&rsquo;re working on were neglected by Saddam Hussein, so they have little basic infrastructure,&rdquo; says Elliot Hartley, 36, a director of Garsdale Design. But why can&rsquo;t Iraqis redesign their own cities? &ldquo;There has been a massive brain drain of professionals from Iraq over the years, and a lack of investment in local government planning departments, which means that the skills aren&rsquo;t there &ndash; yet,&rdquo; [...]. More improbably yet, only one member of the family firm [...] has set foot in Iraq.</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/107634526/norwegian-artists-plan-to-open-art-academy-in-north-korea Norwegian artists plan to open art academy in North Korea Alexander Walter 2014-08-28T13:20:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T16:49:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0d/0d50368d32ac7d0b10491dbf11eb21a8.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The North Korean government has approved plans by two Norwegian artists to open an art academy in the country. Henrik Placht and Morten Traavik travelled to North Korea together for the first time in August to flesh out the proposal and to look for potential sponsors. So far they have received financial support from the Prince Claus Fund. [...] &ldquo;One of the reasons for us going to North Korea is that we don&rsquo;t believe in sanctions and the boycott of art,&rdquo; Placht tells The Art Newspaper.</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/107633720/get-lectured-south-dakota-state-university-fall-14 Get Lectured: South Dakota State University, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-08-28T13:19:00-04:00 >2014-08-29T12:21:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n4/n4c7ftzntzgi1fxy.jpg" width="514" height="794" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Another school year, another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Today's poster comes from the South Dakota State University (SDSU) Department of Architecture with their <em>Convention</em> lecture series, curated by SDSU architecture instructor <a href="http://www.lablab.us/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sara Lum</a>.</p><p>A quick summary about <em>Convention:</em><br>"<em>Convention</em> investigates the established protocols related to notions of representation, geographical location, modes of practice, building techniques, and the return of history currently in question...While architectural projects both professional and academic respond to given criteria in multiple ways, agreed upon conventions serve as a way to communicate and validate intellectual production across a broad spectrum of projects."</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107582365/the-2014-buckminster-fuller-challenge-semi-finalists The 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge semi-finalists Justine Testado 2014-08-27T21:14:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T15:45:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0y/0ywt4eihgjs6cope.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The next edition of the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Challenge has already begun! Every year, the highly competitive international challenge searches for the most inventive -- and effective -- holistic solution strategies to the world's most pressing problems. The Challenge Review Committee selected 20 semi-finalist initiatives out of 450 proposals worldwide. Each project went through three rounds of rigorous evaluations.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hn/hn9u5rpyjfymklre.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lb/lbp4q5q7fmamg1ig.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6i/6idp3onkig03bmzu.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g2/g2p1pyhjfxz2an95.jpg"></p><p><strong>See the rest of the projects and other details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_2014_buckminster_fuller_challenge_semi-finalists1/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107573506/oma-s-taipei-performing-arts-center-is-topped-out OMA’s Taipei Performing Arts Center is topped out Justine Testado 2014-08-27T19:05:00-04:00 >2014-08-27T21:19:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/si/sij53wzytnhzhzwq.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since OMA won the competition in 2009, the Taipei Performing Arts Center in Taiwan is gradually coming to life with the recent celebration of its topping out ceremony. OMA design team leaders Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten, Kris Yao and Willy Yu of KRIS YAO | ARTECH, Taipei city mayor Hau Lung-pin, and other city government representatives took part in the event.</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/382/oma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA</a>, the Center's three theaters are meant to encourage experimental theater productions, while the Public Loop invites public engagement from both inside and outside the Center.</p><p>Here's a glimpse of the project:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/02/02o791j585ags3na.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cd/cduofsvthof8rdck.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xn/xn27ftrb1knpakyu.jpg"></p><p><strong>More photos and details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/omas_taipei_performing_arts_center_is_topped_out/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</strong></p><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85005/oma-to-build-taipei-performing-arts-centre" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA to Build Taipei Performing Arts Centre</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107571089/spiralling-tensions-at-frank-lloyd-wright-architecture-school Spiralling Tensions at Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture School Alexander Walter 2014-08-27T17:36:00-04:00 >2014-08-29T14:38:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tt/tt3uuszb2xben2st.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The architecture school run by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation on Wednesday criticized a decision by the foundation&rsquo;s board that will result in the school losing its accreditation. Last week, the Higher Learning Commission, a Chicago-based nonprofit that accredits universities and colleges, told the school it would lose its accreditation in 2017.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/82141819/taliesin-faces-loss-of-accreditation-suspends-fall-enrollment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taliesin faces loss of accreditation, suspends fall enrollment</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107556580/get-lectured-yale-university-fall-14 Get Lectured: Yale University, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-08-27T16:18:00-04:00 >2014-08-27T19:11:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zj/zj29srs2ge1vwpa9.jpg" width="514" height="794" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As the new school year approaches, Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is back! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Designed by <a href="http://www.pentagram.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pentagram</a>, our first poster comes from the Yale School of Architecture with their Fall 2014 Lectures and Exhibitions. Lecturers include FAT Architecture, Tod Williams Billie Tsien, Gray Organschi Architecture, SHoP Architects, and Patkau Architects.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Listed below are lectures only. Lectures begin 6:30 PM in Hastings Hall (basement floor). Doors open to the public at 6:15 PM.</p><p><strong>AUGUST</strong></p><p><em>Aug. 28</em><br>Sean Griffiths, Charles Holland, and Sam Jacob / Eero Saarinen Visiting Professors<br>&ldquo;Once More with Feeling&rdquo;</p><p><strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p><p><em>Sept. 4</em><br>Elizabeth Gray and Alan Organschi / Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Pr...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107565442/paris-and-its-suburbs-will-join-to-become-the-m-tropole-du-grand-paris Paris and its Suburbs Will Join to Become the Métropole du Grand Paris Nicholas Korody 2014-08-27T16:13:00-04:00 >2014-08-27T18:39:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6z/6zn0a8valjz5yhlf.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>France has embarked on an ambitious plan to remake Paris -- and, in the process, solve its suburbs problem. On Jan. 1, 2016, Paris, along with Clichy and more than 120 of its closest suburbs, will be enfolded into the M&eacute;tropole du Grand Paris, an ambitious but still ill-defined project to create a sort of uber-city -- an overarching metropolitan government for the greater Paris area, encompassing around 7 million inhabitants and over 270 square miles.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This ambitious project will be the first of its kind in the world, one that planners hope can become a model for other cities. The Parisian suburbs &ndash; or&nbsp;<em>banlieues &ndash;&nbsp;</em>are notoriously underprivileged. Generally, Paris and its environs are markedly economically segregated: the central city is basically unaffordable to all but the very rich. Meanwhile, the suburbs &ndash;&nbsp;such as Clichy-sous-Bois (Clichy, for short)&nbsp;&ndash; tend to lack cafes, markets, train stations, and other trappings of vibrant urban life. A few years ago, Clichy and other&nbsp;poor suburbs gained notoriety after violent riots broke out.</p><p>By enfolding the suburbs and the central city into one giant M&eacute;tropole, Parisian officials hope to mitigate the dire conditions of the former. With a shared tax base, the suburbs would get much need revenue for infrastructure and other urban projects. Moreover, the plan would hopefully reduce the notorious mess of the current bureaucracy.</p><p>More importantly, the M&eacute;tropole would work in opposition to many...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107560614/napa-quake-a-reality-check Napa Quake a 'Reality Check' Nicholas Korody 2014-08-27T16:13:00-04:00 >2014-08-27T17:05:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/td/tdlakooes7beepu8.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Most of the Bay Area roads, bridges, water systems, dams and levees fared well in Sunday's 6.0 earthquake near Napa, but the damage in the picturesque Wine Country town was a jolting reminder of the vulnerability of public services for 7 million people. A Big One -- such as a 7.0 earthquake on the Hayward Fault that runs beneath heavily populated Oakland and Berkeley -- would inflict more damage to key infrastructure, experts said.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Overall, the damage caused by the Napa earthquake could have been a lot worse. But a Los Angeles Times <a href="http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-81171338/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">article</a>&nbsp;documenting how even retrofitted historic buildings were damaged showcases the profound vulnerability of older structures in California. According to the article: "The destruction highlights one of the greatest fears of seismic engineers &mdash; that the retrofitting of unreinforced masonry buildings still leaves weak joints between bricks." Just yesterday, another LA Times <a href="http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-81189922/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">article</a> claimed that thousands of brick buildings across the state have not been retrofitted, disproportionately in low-income areas. And while low-cost retrofitting certainly mitigates the risk of a building "pancaking," but doesn't &nbsp;preclude other potential dangers like falling bricks or collapsed walls. Additionally, commentators are <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Earthquake-provides-wake-up-call-for-state-s-5709269.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pointing</a> to the Napa earthquake as a "wake-up call" to officials that the state's aging infrastructure is in desperate need of an upgrade. For example, a Forbes <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/williampentland/2011/11/04/americas-most-dangerous-urban-bridges/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">article</a> detaile...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107563031/after-11-years-of-controversy-atlantic-yards-becomes-pacific-park-brooklyn After 11 Years of Controversy, Atlantic Yards Becomes Pacific Park Brooklyn Alexander Walter 2014-08-27T15:10:00-04:00 >2014-08-27T15:16:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/50/50e25428661fbe2ce7179f8343524d2c.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Big real estate projects sometimes go through name changes, but the announcement August 4th that the Atlantic Yards mega-development near downtown Brooklyn, which has faced steady controversy since it emerged in 2003, would become Pacific Park Brooklyn, was an unusual, strategic and dubious adjustment.</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/107562227/hunts-point-memories-of-the-future Hunts Point | Memories of the Future Alexander Walter 2014-08-27T14:51:00-04:00 >2014-08-27T22:01:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/87/874e68e79d098211b58bf25adb5bf113.jpg" width="514" height="298" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In collaboration with fifteen poets and community activists from StartUp Box South Bronx, I recently created Memories of the Future, a location-based cinema project viewed on mobile phones. The group experimented with spoken word poetry, site specific performance, and on-site spectatorship to reframe the predominant view of Hunts Point and speak about possibilities for its future from a position of power.</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>