Archinect - News 2015-03-29T21:11:24-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/123915840/melbourne-tower-to-display-weather-data-via-led-animations-on-its-fa-ade Melbourne tower to display weather data via LED animations on its façade Justine Testado 2015-03-29T09:00:00-04:00 >2015-03-29T13:49:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5q/5qvdjlbbo03fypuq.jpg" width="514" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 40-storey building at 888 Collins Street, in Victoria Harbour, will interpret real-time weather data from the Bureau of Meteorology and will transmit the next day's forecast every half-hour. However, rather than showing the weather report in numbers and with a temperature display [lighting designer] Canadian-born Bruce Ramus said it would be more of an abstract representation and reflection of the environment of Docklands.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Checking the weather forecast on your smartphone is <em>so</em> pass&eacute;. The <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106435/woods-bagot" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woods Bagot</a>-designed apartment tower will show off a flashy accessory that gives real-time weather data, conceived by lighting designer <a href="http://ramus.com.au" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bruce Ramus</a>. Completion of the 40-story building is scheduled for 2017.</p><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a title="KKT architects envision tornado-shaped tower for downtown Tulsa" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122679179/kkt-architects-envision-tornado-shaped-tower-for-downtown-tulsa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KKT architects envision tornado-shaped tower for downtown Tulsa</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121598884/a-new-use-for-the-eiffel-tower" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A New Use for the Eiffel Tower</a></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115502137/the-all-glass-photon-space-could-help-us-get-our-daily-dose-of-sunlight-and-then-some" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The all-glass Photon Space could help us get our daily dose of sunlight, and then some</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/123916644/christopher-hawthorne-dissects-zumthor-s-inkblot-with-lacma-director-michael-govan Christopher Hawthorne dissects Zumthor's inkblot with LACMA Director Michael Govan Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-28T09:02:00-04:00 >2015-03-28T09:54:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h7/h7n29tlrpiua5mr2.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Since opening the doors of its original William Pereira buildings in 1965, the Los Angele County Museum of Art has grown along with its home. The version of the city beloved by Reyner Banham and Pereira was alive then on the historic Miracle Mile, proselytizing megasized car-infrastructure and New Suburban models of living. From the 1980s through the 2000s, the museum expanded and reorganized, adding Bruce Goff&rsquo;s Japanese Pavilion and Renzo Piano&rsquo;s additions. Now, the entire conglomerate is slated for a redesign, into a singular swath by famed museum architect Peter Zumthor, with new attention paid to an incoming Metro station. And according to the <em>Los Angeles Times&rsquo;</em> architecture critic, Christopher Hawthorne, this is distinctly on track with where the megaregion as a whole is going &ndash; part of his so-called &ldquo;Third Los Angeles&rdquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v9/v9mcgcj2evjrd34l.jpg"></p><p>This third stage of Los Angeles is &ldquo;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122585949/the-days-of-infinite-thinking-what-city-of-quartz-means-for-los-angeles-25-years-later" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">an altogether more integrated, metropolitan-oriented</a>&rdquo; place, and is the namesake for Hawthorne&rsquo;s ongoing lecture series exp...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123915839/further-details-on-tadao-ando-s-nyc-luxury-condo-tower Further details on Tadao Ando's NYC luxury condo tower Alexander Walter 2015-03-27T20:50:00-04:00 >2015-03-28T19:22:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bf/bf078905b4166d8d8e79daa741a1e315.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At the corner of Elizabeth and Kenmare Streets at the edge of NoLIta, demolition work began in early March to make way for a seven-story condominium, Mr. Ando&rsquo;s first stand-alone project in the city, although he has designed a restaurant (Morimoto in Chelsea) and residential interiors in Manhattan. Sales are expected to begin in April, with prices [...] likely to rise to more than $30 million for the four-bedroom penthouse, according to Mr. Steinberg.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102271187/new-details-on-tadao-ando-s-upcoming-residential-project-in-nyc-s-nolita" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New details on Tadao Ando's upcoming residential project in NYC's NoLIta</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95126889/tadao-ando-to-design-first-residential-building-in-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tadao Ando to design first residential building in New York</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/123909418/kickstart-this-archinect-s-kickstarter-picks-for-march-2015 Kickstart this! Archinect's Kickstarter picks for March 2015 Justine Testado 2015-03-27T20:12:00-04:00 >2015-03-27T20:16:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p6/p64qi42kitqr2d8q.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Time for the latest Kickstarter picks for <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/pages/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's curated Kickstarter page</a>. Check out what sorts of crowdfunding projects made it onto this month's list...</p><p><strong><a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1284932877/organic-growth-summer-pavilion-on-governors-island" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Organic Growth. Summer Pavilion on Governors Island 2015</a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ik/ikk2146z2aeg3iic.jpg"></p><p>Izaskun Chinchilla Architects was chosen as one of the winners in the 2015 &lsquo;City of Dreams&rsquo; Pavilion competition to have their proposal "Organic Growth" constructed on Governors Island, NY. Dubbed by the firm as "NY's biggest bike bouquet", the proposed 95 sq.m. canopy puts space-filling waste materials to crafty use.</p><p><strong><a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1386914221/billion-oyster-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Billion Oyster Pavilion</a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0a/0akylv87xvzyzzfq.jpg"></p><p>Another winning City of Dreams Pavilion design by BanG Studios. All the materials in the Billion Oyster Pavilion would be used by the New York Harbor School to rebuild oyster habitats in NY's waterways.</p><p><strong><a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cgarchitect/2015-cgarchitect-visualization-conference" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 CGarchitect Visualization Conference</a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dk/dk5aniv4p2fogxam.jpg"></p><p>CGarchitect.com/CGSchool's Jeff Mottle and CGSchool business partner Brian Zajac teamed up to create the first annual CGarchitect 3D Architectural Visualization Conference. Out of an ambitious fund...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123910222/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-glass-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Glass" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-03-27T20:05:00-04:00 >2015-03-27T20:08:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3d/3d87ybz14dslmwnc.jpg" width="514" height="699" 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/glass/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Glass</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qq/qqw7arco2sx0yzsd.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/33668/mas-museum-aan-de-stroom/123719774" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAS - Museum aan de Stroom</a> in Antwerp, Belgium by <a href="http://archinect.com/neutelings-riedijk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neutelings Riedijk Architects</a>; Photo: Sarah Blee &copy; Neutelings Riedijk Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zy/zy1r6g2an4gnesvc.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/704/fellows-pavilion-american-academy-berlin/117860451" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fellows Pavilion - American Academy</a> in Berlin, Germany by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/704/barkow-leibinger" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barkow Leibinger</a>; Photo: &copy; Stefan M&uuml;ller</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gx/gx3igbk3siu392an.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/110659178/p-blia-hort-nsia-de-castro-high-school/110777230" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">P&uacute;blia Hort&ecirc;nsia de Castro High School</a> in Vila Vi&ccedil;osa, Portugal by C&acirc;ndido Chuva Gomes, Arquitectos Lda. (team member: <a href="http://archinect.com/brunobernardo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bruno Trindade Bernardo)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t5/t55a0dbx0p8amyii.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/bytrarchitecten/project/verbouwing-tuindorp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Verbouwing Tuindorp</a> in Utrecht, the Netherlands by <a href="http://archinect.com/bytrarchitecten" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BYTR Architecten</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sp/spz4k0ubkzshotoj.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/83908089/peribere-residence/120890549" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peribere Residence</a> in Miami Beach, FL by <a href="http://archinect.com/STRANGarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">[STRANG] Architecture</a>; Photo: &copy; Claudia Uribe-Touri</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2e/2e04ke2mn75jp1ux.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/54428815/house-in-sang-an-playground-of-a-delightful-couple/117830766" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House</a> in Sang-an, South Korea by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/54428815/studio_gaon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">studio_GAON</a>; Photo: Hyosook Chin</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gn/gn4ahbo420ft62h2.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/hplusf/project/jesuit-high-school-chapel-of-the-north-american-martyr" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jesuit High School Chapel ...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123909419/jing-jin-city-china-s-luxury-ghost-town Jing Jin City, China's luxury ghost town Alexander Walter 2015-03-27T18:59:00-04:00 >2015-03-27T20:16:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/16/16dde572eab0e48a6e3d206b7197a7b0.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Artist/photographer&nbsp;Andi Schmied&nbsp;chose one of these Chinese new towns as the subject for a project that goes beyond merely capturing a desolate townscape. Jing Jin City, 100 miles from Beijing, is a luxury resort town consisting of some 4000 villas, a Hyatt Regency resort spa and amenities such as a golf course and a horse racing track. It is not really a ghost town, however, since it is partially populated, but many of the villas remain in various states of completion.</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/123898150/ds-r-s-berkeley-art-museum-pacific-film-archive-announces-first-exhibit-preps-for-2016-opening DS+R's Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive announces first exhibit, preps for 2016 opening Justine Testado 2015-03-27T17:26:00-04:00 >2015-03-27T20:17:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2r/2r8wo7cf72156zrp.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive</a> recently revealed details to their inaugural exhibition and other fun-sounding programs as they prepare to move into their new downtown Berkeley location at Oxford and Center Streets, across the University of California, Berkeley campus. The new museum -- which Diller Scofidio + Renfro was <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/uc_berkeley_selects_three_finalists_for_new_art_museum_pacific_film_archive" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">commissioned</a> to design -- is scheduled to open in early 2016.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/up/upu44bhvj9j38t41.jpg"></p><p>With DS + R as design architect, the $112 million project will integrate the former UC Berkeley printing plant and a new steel-clad curvilinear structure, encompassing about 82,000 sq.ft total. The new structure will include improved accessible spaces to house BAM/PFA's exhibition spaces, film screenings, offices, and other public amenities. On the other hand, the project preserves some original elements of the UC Berkeley printing plant such as the north-facing sawtooth roof to let natural light filter into the ground-floor galleries.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qo/qo24pudnkgx6xt0a.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wy/wy2cnlzdkhg3bwh5.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/de/detgz54ir48sr7jm.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dc/dcvtht9aec5ezwaq.jpg"></p><p>The new structure will also feature two film theaters (232 ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123895741/m-laga-unveils-outposts-of-two-high-profile-museums-in-one-week Málaga unveils outposts of two high-profile museums in one week Alexander Walter 2015-03-27T15:00:00-04:00 >2015-03-27T14:43:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rk/rkg655oose47mvrj.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For M&aacute;laga&rsquo;s mayor, Francisco de la Torre, the rebirth of Hotel Miramar is a sign that his &euro;100m gamble on rebranding the city is paying off. During his 15 years in office he has lead an aggressive campaign to turn M&aacute;laga into a place brimming with culture. [...] His campaign reached new heights this week with the opening of the first foreign outposts of two high-profile museums: the Centre Pompidou M&aacute;laga and the M&aacute;laga branch of the St Petersburg State Russian Museum.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120587173/centre-pompidou-to-cover-france-with-pop-ups" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Centre Pompidou to cover France with pop-ups</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123894934/russia-considering-plans-for-a-12-400-mile-superhighway-linking-london-and-alaska Russia considering plans for a 12,400-mile superhighway linking London and Alaska Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-27T14:23:00-04:00 >2015-03-29T13:50:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ec/ec42ec1h4anihovh.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Trans-Eurasian Belt Development would see the construction of a vast motorway across Russia. It would connect with existing networks in Europe, making road trips to eastern Russia a far easier proposition. While roads do currently run across most of Russia, the quality tends to deteriorate the farther you travel from Moscow. [...] A new high-speed train line would also be constructed, along with pipelines for gas and oil.</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/123893329/aiany-executive-director-rick-bell-resigns AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell resigns Justine Testado 2015-03-27T14:13:00-04:00 >2015-03-28T02:52:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l6/l6xrehbto2qoygdn.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://main.aiany.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA New York chapter</a> released a brief statement today announcing the immediate resignation of Executive Director Rick Bell:</p><p>&ldquo;AIANY and Center for Architecture Executive Director Rick Bell has offered, and the organization&rsquo;s Board of Directors has accepted, his immediate resignation. An interim Executive Director will be named next week and a search to find a new Executive Director will also begin at that time.&rdquo;</p><p>Bell became executive director in 2001 and helped found the Center for Architecture on LaGuardia Place in 2003. He is regarded as having an influential role in raising the architectural community's involvement on policy issues like affordable housing, accessibility, sustainability, and waterfront use. He was also heavily involved in post-disaster programs like New York New Visions, a design and urban planning coalition that prepares recommendations for rebuilding Lower Manhattan following the 9/11 attacks.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123737452/great-city-terrible-place-a-discussion-on-the-urban-future-of-india "Great City...Terrible Place": A discussion on the urban future of India Laura Amaya 2015-03-27T14:00:00-04:00 >2015-03-28T08:32:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h0/h0tbr4az01wi6c38.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>India is currently the second most populated country in the world, closely following China, at 1.25 billion people. Around 30 percent of its inhabitants, roughly the population of the entire United States, live in urban areas that continue to grow. The astonishing numbers are proof of the country&rsquo;s demographic explosion, and make Indian cities a fascinating combination of chaos and vitality rarely found elsewhere. Great City&hellip;Terrible Place, this year&rsquo;s Z-AXIS symposium curated by the Charles Correa Foundation in Goa, explored the complex forces shaping global cities in an effort to understand the dynamism of India&rsquo;s ever-changing urban centers. Held over three days at Kala Academy, one of Correa&rsquo;s masterworks, the conference brought together speakers from different corners of the world to share their views with an audience eager to take an active role in India&rsquo;s urban transformation.</p><p>The conference&rsquo;s moderator, Pratyush Shankar, described cities as places of will, where people forge ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123892522/activism-targeting-london-s-housing-crisis-bubbles-to-the-surface Activism targeting London's housing crisis bubbles to the surface Alexander Walter 2015-03-27T13:38:00-04:00 >2015-03-27T13:40:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/db/dba8e00212eefbdf4904fa4959033558.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Protestors against low-income housing demolition are not just fighting for their homes, but often for their ability to stay in London at all. The small amount of &ldquo;affordable&rdquo; housing being discussed as a replacement is really a figleaf.</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/123839523/christoper-hawthorne-on-the-recovery-of-public-space-in-los-angeles Christoper Hawthorne on the recovery of public space in Los Angeles Alexander Walter 2015-03-26T21:12:00-04:00 >2015-03-26T21:12:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lu/luxt7au51zi2kyzf.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"The public sector stopped making public space a long time ago," Los Angeles architect Jon Jerde told Wired magazine rather matter-of-factly in 1999. [...] A little more than two decades later, there is something quaintly fatalistic about Jerde's attitude toward the frail state of public space. In Los Angeles, at least, it has returned pretty dramatically to health.</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/123825037/great-synagogue-of-edirne-in-turkey-europe-s-third-largest-synagogue-reopens-after-five-year-restoration Great Synagogue of Edirne in Turkey, Europe's third largest synagogue, reopens after five-year restoration Justine Testado 2015-03-26T19:39:00-04:00 >2015-03-27T20:17:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7b/7bl69br81yoyqvyg.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Top Turkish government officials, nearly 100 international dignitaries, and 500 members of the Turkish Jewish community took part in a ceremony commemorating the re-opening of the Great Synagogue of Edirne today after a five-year restoration. The synagogue is claimed to be the largest synagogue in the Balkans and the third largest in Europe.</p><p>The $2.5 million government investment repaired the synagogue's lead-clad domes, its collapsed roof and walls, and its foundation was fortified. Inside, the floor covering was restored to its original patterns and colors, as well as the Torah inscriptions. Turkey&rsquo;s Prime Ministry General Directorate of Foundations oversaw the restoration.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qe/qe5h4e3aebq7v5l4.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zi/zimydszoer2z2vdk.jpg"><br><em>The Great Synagogue of Edirne - after and before restoration</em>.</p><p>The push to rebuild the Great Synagogue began in 2010, as part of an effort to mitigate restrictions on Turkey's non-Muslim religious minorities.&nbsp;Authorities describe the Great Synagogue's reopening as a symbol of tolerance towards Turkey's Jewish commu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123833084/this-modernist-rudolph-schindler-church-in-south-la-could-be-yours-for-1-85m This modernist Rudolph Schindler church in South LA could be yours for $1.85M Alexander Walter 2015-03-26T19:01:00-04:00 >2015-03-27T20:18:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/69/6945aunxhm6gmu4w.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Prolific Los Angeles Modernist Rudolph Schindler designed dozens of timeless duplexes, apartments, houses, and office buildings, but he only ever designed one church. Bethlehem Baptist Church in Central-Alameda was built in 1944 for a small, black church congregation. Now, just after a much-needed restoration to what was for many years a pretty rough-looking building, the architecturally significant church&mdash;an official Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Landmark&mdash;is up for sale.</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/123826644/riba-seeks-architect-to-redesign-remote-island-community-of-300 RIBA seeks architect to redesign remote island community of <300 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-26T17:09:00-04:00 >2015-03-26T17:09:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/24/24e208ba62003f1b6827e8502e930273.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[RIBA] has launched the contest to create a self-sustainable future for those living on Tristan, a tiny community &ldquo;ruled by the weather&rdquo;, part of the Tristan da Cunha group of islands. [...] Tristan&rsquo;s government, led by Alex Mitham, called in Riba to manage the process of finding an architect to overhaul residential property as well as carry out urgent replacement of the government buildings, currently little more than agricultural sheds which &ldquo;are nearing the end of their useful life&rdquo;.</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/123814576/wilkinson-eyre-renovated-weston-library-at-oxford-now-reopened Wilkinson Eyre-renovated Weston Library at Oxford now reopened Justine Testado 2015-03-26T13:58:00-04:00 >2015-03-27T20:18:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v8/v85aehd21lhlkwmi.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Beginning as the New Bodleian Library, the <a href="http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/weston" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Weston Library</a> at Oxford University was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and constructed in the 1930s. Although construction finished in 1940, wartime purposes delayed the building's official opening in 1946. For the most part, the building remained unaltered other than the addition of the Indian Institute as a south-facing roof extension in 1966-69 by architect Robert Potter and other minor changes in 2010. Then in 2011, London-based <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/11712/wilkinson-eyre-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wilkinson Eyre Architects</a> began renovating the Grade II building, which reopened to the public this past weekend.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1k/1kpjgrtftjgo722q.jpg"></p><p>The &pound;80 million redesign is part of the Bodleian's efforts to better preserve -- and promote -- their vast special collection of books, manuscripts, and other historical objects. In their redesign, Wilkinson Eyre vied to revamp the building's infrastructure while respecting its heritage. As if the collections weren't already enough to gaze in awe at, Wilkinson Eyre also added new reading rooms, r...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123814572/china-used-more-cement-in-3-years-than-the-u-s-did-in-the-entire-20th-century China used more cement in 3 years than the U.S. did in the entire 20th century Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-26T13:45:00-04:00 >2015-03-26T17:35:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oy/oyhzxsopg8hea1e4.jpg" width="514" height="245" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>All of America&rsquo;s cement consumption during the [20th] century adds up to around 4.4 gigatons (1 gigaton is roughly 1 billion metric tons). In comparison, China used around 6.4 gigatons of cement in the three years of 2011, 2012 and 2013 [...] The country is urbanizing at a historic rate, much faster than the U.S. did in the 20th Century. More than 20 million Chinese relocate to cities each year, which is more people than live in downtown New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago combined.</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/123814573/turns-out-the-u-s-has-more-museums-than-the-combined-number-of-starbucks-and-mcdonalds Turns out the U.S. has more museums than the combined number of Starbucks and McDonalds Alexander Walter 2015-03-26T13:27:00-04:00 >2015-03-27T20:35:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rr/rrhqkd5eu4x9v0y4.jpg" width="514" height="375" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There are roughly 11,000 Starbucks locations in the United States, and about 14,000 McDonald's restaurants. But combined, the two chains don't come close to the number of museums in the U.S., which stands at a whopping 35,000. So says the latest data release from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, an independent government agency that&nbsp;tallies&nbsp;the number and type of museums in this country.&nbsp;[...] the 35,000 active museums represent a doubling from the number estimated in the 1990s.</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/123739063/starts-with-me-ends-with-us-a-conversation-with-tod-williams-and-billie-tsien-on-archinect-sessions-episode-22 "Starts with me, ends with us": A conversation with Tod Williams and Billie Tsien on Archinect Sessions Episode #22 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-26T12:30:00-04:00 >2015-03-28T19:18:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bv/bv07xbgc7sx3yzz4.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We are delighted to devote the entirety of this episode to an interview with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1492/twbta-tod-williams-billie-tsien" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tod Williams and Billie Tsien</a>. Our discussion spanned their nearly 30 years (and counting) working together, focusing not on individual projects but their architectural philosophy, their material explorations, and their work with landscape. The rising cream throughout was the way Williams and Tsien talk with one another, each pulling on their side of the rowboat to work towards a truly collaborative response.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p2/p2gxdpue3ekefywt.jpg"></p><p>As always, you can send us&nbsp;your architectural legal issues, comments or questions via twitter #archinectsessions,&nbsp;<a href="http://ed@archinect.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">email</a>&nbsp;or call us at (213) 784-7421. And if you can, we'd love for you to rate us on iTunes or Stitcher!</p><p>Listen to episode twenty-two of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "Starts with me, ends with us":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>Stitcher</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=55711&amp;refid=stpr" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to listen</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">c...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/123743091/marlon-blackwell-and-rick-joy-in-conversation Marlon Blackwell and Rick Joy in conversation Alexander Walter 2015-03-26T12:00:00-04:00 >2015-03-27T12:42:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3d/3dd5f6914d86d5d2bd202f506762eddf.jpg" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architects&nbsp;Marlon Blackwell&nbsp;and&nbsp;Rick Joy&nbsp;have built their practices marrying diligent attention to the existing community, ecology, and building culture of a place with the refined craft of contemporary architecture. [...] The two sat down with Anne Rieselbach, the League&rsquo;s Program Director, in October 2014 to discuss their first meeting 15 years ago, teaching, drawing, distaste&nbsp;for e-mail, and &ldquo;transgressing the vernacular.&rdquo;</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/123753552/one-week-left-to-register-for-the-field-constructs-design-competition One week left to register for the Field Constructs Design Competition! Justine Testado 2015-03-25T18:24:00-04:00 >2015-03-25T18:25:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ee/ees7i9cfrgjg0uqg.jpg" width="514" height="578" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Yearning for the chance to design a public installation? Register now for the <a href="http://fieldconstructs.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Field Constructs Design Competition</a> before the final submission deadline on <strong>April 1, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST</strong>.</p><p>The international open competition is currently accepting proposals for a temporary outdoor installation that will be exhibited at the Circle Acres Nature Preserve in Austin, Texas during a week-long program of creative community events in November. All emerging architects, landscape architects, designers, and artists are invited to compete! Registration is now $80.</p><p>Plus, there will be more than one winning proposal. The jury will select 5-8 entries to be realized. Winners to be announced on June 1. They'll receive a US$5,000 reimbursable budget to build their proposals. Authors of the winning proposals will be recognized during a public reception.</p><p>The jury:</p><ul><li>Benjamin Ball, Ball-Nogues Studio, Los Angeles</li><li>Eva Franch i Gilabert, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York</li><li>John Grade, Artist, Seattle</li><li>Virgin...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/123751145/new-york-attorney-general-is-investigating-cooper-union-s-finances New York Attorney General is investigating Cooper Union’s finances Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-25T17:44:00-04:00 >2015-03-26T10:23:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f05fe9b9135bc737bf7acb6ff106e2eb.jpg" width="514" height="458" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When CU&rsquo;s board of trustees decided last year to start charging tuition, its chair Richard S. Lincer claimed that to do so was &ldquo;the only realistic source of new revenue in the near future.&rdquo; The Attorney General&rsquo;s office will be looking into the decisions that left the university in such a precarious financial situation [...] It will also investigate the decision to start charging tuition itself, which was the subject of protests, demonstrations, multiple occupations, and, currently, a lawsuit</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/123750335/french-parliament-orders-new-buildings-to-switch-to-green-rooftops French parliament orders new buildings to switch to green rooftops Justine Testado 2015-03-25T17:29:00-04:00 >2015-03-25T17:56:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/46/46325bpivb5zc1t1.jpg" width="514" height="280" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Paris wants to consume 25% less energy and emit 25% less emissions by 2020. Paris is also the site of this year&rsquo;s major United Nations conference on climate change. While France currently gets about 80% of its electricity from nuclear energy, and has lagged behind other European countries like Germany and Denmark in developing green technologies, it certainly seems to have some momentum headed into the important November conference.</p></em><br /><br /><p>It's not literally every single building in France. The approved law only requires the rooftops of new buildings in commercial areas to be fully or partially covered with either solar panels or plants.</p><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121598884/a-new-use-for-the-eiffel-tower" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A New Use for the Eiffel Tower</a></li><li><a title="Stay comfortable during climate change in a rowhouse" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123303072/stay-comfortable-during-climate-change-in-a-rowhouse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stay comfortable during climate change in a rowhouse</a></li><li><a title="FARM-X shares its modular vertical farming approach, pilot project nears completion" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123217126/farm-x-shares-its-modular-vertical-farming-approach-pilot-project-nears-completion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FARM-X shares its modular vertical farming approach, pilot project nears completion</a></li><li><a title="Boeri Studio's Bosco Verticale in Milan makes the forest tower fantasy a reality" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99840077/boeri-studio-s-bosco-verticale-in-milan-makes-the-forest-tower-fantasy-a-reality" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boeri Studio's Bosco Verticale in Milan makes the forest tower fantasy a reality</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/123741480/isis-threatens-southern-tunisian-towns-including-the-star-wars-set-for-tatooine ISIS Threatens Southern Tunisian Towns Including the Star Wars Set for Tatooine Nicholas Korody 2015-03-25T14:50:00-04:00 >2015-03-25T22:29:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rs/rscrugte102vu3u6.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Tataouine, the town in Tunisia where George Lucas filmed parts of Star Wars, has become embroiled in the country&rsquo;s unrest with Isis. The town&rsquo;s simple domed structures became iconic after they were used for Luke Skywalker&rsquo;s home planet of Tatooine, and die-hard fans often make pilgrimages to them. But the town has become increasingly unsafe, as it is a waypoint for Isis fighters travelling to and from training bases in Libya, 60 miles to the east.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The article doesn't note that the design of the set is based off the architecture of the adjacent Berber-speaking village of Matmata. Tourists are driven in old Land Rovers by guides across the sweeping dunes of the Northern Sahara to the more famous set, which isn't actually inhabited, but is named after the nearby city/region of Tataouine. I visited the site in 2011 &ndash; less as a Star Wars enthusiast and more as a student, then engaged in research on the revolution. At the time, the area was considered a bit dangerous but for slightly different reasons: borders in the Sahara are much more porous than they appear on a map, and armed militants from Libya had been sighted in the region. Now that those forces have pledged allegiance to ISIL, the permeability of Tunisia's borders becomes an even graver issue.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mb/mb2nhitzuc78jw5j.jpg"></p><p>Matmata is a rather sleepy town containing incredibly beautiful and unique architecture. That being said, with the exception of the bar adapted for use in the first Star Wars, none o...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123740675/they-died-as-they-designed-famous-architects-self-styled-gravestones They died as they designed: famous architects' self-styled gravestones Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-25T14:48:00-04:00 >2015-03-26T17:56:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b2/b2gx01ak4za7wtc9.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Le Corbusier designed a pair of markers in the style of one of his own concrete architectural models. Carlo Scarpa, who was buried standing up and wrapped in linen in the style of a medieval knight, has a marble grave with a maze-like design. Frank Lloyd Wright's marker could not even be called a gravestone, because it looks more like an uncut rock. Meanwhile, Buckminster Fuller's grave has an esoteric quote he once gave to Playboy magazine inscribed on it: "Call me Trimtab."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Sure, an article like this suggests a click bait-y listicle, heavy on images and light on content. But what's installed astride an architect's final resting place is of grave (pardon the pun) importance. Not only would it be surrealistically disorienting to have an architect's professional style countered by an antithetical gravesite, but it also smacks of lost opportunity &ndash; this is the final personal statement, in a way, that an architect can make.</p><p>It's also heartening to realize that even when they died unexpectedly, these architects had their plans sorted. Check out their graves below (a wholehearted and respectful h/t to Curbed for sourcing most of the images):</p><p><em>Alvar Aalto, Hietaniemi cemetery in Helsinki, Finland:</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ef/efd2637c5f6770ee53a134d6d07d13cf.jpg"></p><p><em>Bruce Goff, Chicago's Graceland cemetery:</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/68/686d80c7ee068e6e86ded31e5614292b.jpg"></p><p><em>Adolf Loos, Zentralfriedhof in Vienna, Austria:</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/de/de2c5ee5a33efc81ccf76463bf2d1f02.jpg"></p><p><em>Buckminster Fuller, Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts:</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c7/c78faf845519e2f423f0220ccc87e980.jpg"></p><p><em>Frank Lloyd Wright (first grave), Unity Chapel Cemetery in Wyoming, Wisconsin (According to Curbed, FLW's final r...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123741481/morphosis-turns-vals-into-skyscraper-village Morphosis turns Vals into "Skyscraper Village" Alexander Walter 2015-03-25T14:36:00-04:00 >2015-03-27T17:46:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5m/5mnicpclixmqwxvm.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Plans for a 381m high luxury hotel tower in a sleepy Alpine village have just been unveiled &ndash; and the designer is convinced it will fit right in. But is it any more than a castle in the air? [...] The new hotel tower, designed by Pritzker prizewinner Thom Mayne&rsquo;s practice, Morphosis, will shoot up 381m into the clouds (almost a third taller than the Shard), a looming spectre visible for miles around the tiny alpine village. It is a gigantic mirror-clad middle finger aimed at the region [...].</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/123740677/urban-omnibus-investigates-the-tragic-poetry-of-building-codes Urban Omnibus investigates "the tragic poetry of building codes" Alexander Walter 2015-03-25T14:28:00-04:00 >2015-03-26T17:52:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5f/5f821a8524ee73f1030d217c0cad4256.jpg" width="514" height="356" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>From time to time, our Omnibus columnists check in to provide commentary on issues of design, policy, and history and their impact on the life and form of the city today. Stephen Rustow&rsquo;s first column scaled the heights of New York&rsquo;s skyscrapers to consider &ldquo;The Privatization of Prospect.&rdquo; Here, in his second installment, Rustow looks at three intangible&nbsp;forces that greatly influence the shape of our built environment: zoning, finance, and the building code.</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/123739069/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-62 Archinect's Employer of the Day - Weekly Round-Up #62 Justine Testado 2015-03-25T14:23:00-04:00 >2015-03-25T14:31:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1f/1flw96lg4dwtdrgi.jpg" width="514" height="343" 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/firms/cover/2145/michael-maltzan-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Michael Maltzan Architecture</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153096440307247.1073743069.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring:<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/121676844/administrative-assistant" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Administrative Assistant</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qt/qthwqfc2f94qfyla.jpg"></p><p>2. <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/nicolehollis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NICOLEHOLLIS</a></strong> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153098651392247.1073743070.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/nicolehollis/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bt/btg55vpwl1un364o.jpg"></p><p>3. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/123125519/elysienne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Elysienne</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153087825952247.1073743066.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/123126322/entry-level-design-assistant" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry Level Design Assistant</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2z/2z1dm00ta1gfrldp.jpg"></p><p>4. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/98546902/uli-wagner-llc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>ULI WAGNER</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153094143117247.1073743068.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/119569157/intermediate-interior-designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Intermediate Interior Designer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4m/4mo968a7opejkhei.jpg"></p><p>5. <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/kamuskeller" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kamus + Keller Interiors | Architecture</a> </strong>(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153085490067247.1073743064.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/kamuskeller/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ah/ah76naadmreq7w1z.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/123739068/uli-report-says-houston-astrodome-can-and-should-live-on ULI report says Houston Astrodome “can and should live on” Alexander Walter 2015-03-25T14:10:00-04:00 >2015-03-25T14:10:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sy/sy0b6z2705rbq7jh.jpg" width="514" height="153" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Houston&rsquo;s iconic NRG Astrodome &ldquo;can and should live on&rdquo; as a multi-use park that will enhance the quality of life for residents of the city, serve as a popular tourist destination, and catalyze economic development that enhances the greater NRG Park and benefits the region as a whole, according to a report released today from the Urban Land Institute (ULI).</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read the full ULI report,&nbsp;<em>The Astrodome, Harris County Texas: A Vision for a Repurposed Icon</em>, <a href="http://uli.org/wp-content/uploads/ULI-Documents/Houston_Astrodome_PanelReport_2014.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>