Archinect - News 2016-07-27T05:43:22-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149960021/this-is-what-the-lower-east-side-skyline-could-look-like-more-tall-towers-planned This Is What the Lower East Side Skyline Could Look Like, More Tall Towers Planned Alyssa Alimurung 2016-07-26T18:44:00-04:00 >2016-07-26T21:55:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b2/b2p3okh0tligk3fl.jpg" width="514" height="315" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Preliminary plans have been revealed for two more residential projects that together &ldquo;would add more than 2,100 residential units and 1.7 million square feet&rdquo; to Two Bridges, the area along the East River where the Lower East Side meets Chinatown. A building at 271-283 South Street may rise 60 stories, while another at 260 South Street could reach 66 stories. See how this planned and under-construction new development will alter the LES skyline through CityRealty.com's Google Earth rendering.</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/149960017/median-an-urbanism-exhibition-from-the-most-privileged-and-uninhabitable-location-in-los-angeles-the-middle-of-the-road MEDIAN: an urbanism exhibition from "the most privileged and uninhabitable location in Los Angeles—the middle of the road." Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-26T18:28:00-04:00 >2016-07-26T18:28:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wa/wafxtk2ald9610yt.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Now through August 25, take an immersive, tongue-in-cheeky video tour through Los Angeles at&nbsp;WUHO Gallery, with&nbsp;David Hartwell and Bill Ferehawk's "MEDIAN".</p><p>Enter the narrow, deep gallery space and be at the center of MEDIAN&ndash;an "experimental moving image installation" projected onto the length of WUHO's walls, in parallel. From the viewer's position in the middle of the gallery, atop a double-yellow line, they assume the perspective of "the most privileged and uninhabitable location in Los Angeles&mdash;the middle of the road." Through a mixture of film and animation, the projected narrative takes LA's roadside urbanity to whacky, cartoonish, stereotyped, and whimsical ends.</p><p>Take a look below:</p><p></p><p>More information on MEDIAN available <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/event/920/median-an-experimental-moving-image-installation-opens-at-wuho-gallery-in-hollywood-on-july-14/149957252" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>. WUHO Gallery is open Friday, Saturday and Sundays, noon to 5pm.&nbsp;The exhibition is presented by LA Forum.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960015/facebook-enters-the-housing-market-and-it-s-probably-not-a-good-thing Facebook enters the housing market – and it's probably not a good thing Nicholas Korody 2016-07-26T17:38:00-04:00 >2016-07-26T18:00:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7j/7jef0wki7op0g3mr.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Facebook could be your next landlord. In an effort to drum up support for the controversial expansion of its headquarters, the social media giant is trying to give back to the community by building at least 1,500 housing units that can be rented by the general public&mdash;not just Facebook employees [...] Facebook has pledged that 15 percent of the new units it creates will go to low- or middle-income families.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>...Which is great until you realize that 85 percent of the building will probably be ridiculously expensive and probably populated by local tech bros.</em></p><p>For more on Silicon Valley urbanism, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943493/silicon-valley-campuses-at-risk-as-sea-levels-rise" target="_blank">Silicon Valley campuses at risk as sea levels rise</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145046942/mark-zuckerberg-s-resolution-for-2016-build-an-at-home-ai-like-jarvis-in-iron-man" target="_blank">Mark Zuckerberg's resolution for 2016: build an at-home AI "like Jarvis in Iron Man"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957713/google-acquires-linkedin-s-hq-in-huge-unexpected-property-swap" target="_blank">Google acquires LinkedIn's HQ in huge, unexpected property swap</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149954668/what-s-the-newest-project-for-silicon-valley-investors-building-cities" target="_blank">What's the newest project for Silicon Valley investors? Building cities</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959976/the-unusual-tale-of-how-luis-barrag-n-became-a-diamond The unusual tale of how Luis Barragán became a diamond Justine Testado 2016-07-26T15:28:00-04:00 >2016-07-26T15:29:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/38/38t7cfxnrxnbar95.jpg" width="251" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Magid agrees with those who argue that the Barrag&aacute;n archive should be open to the public and returned to Mexico, but she insists that this is not her focus. &ldquo;If that&rsquo;s what my intentions were, I don&rsquo;t think I&rsquo;d make art,&rdquo; she told me. &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve always called the archive her lover. To marry one man, she negotiated owning another man, whom she&rsquo;s devoted her life to. It&rsquo;s a weird love triangle, and I&rsquo;m the other woman.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>&ldquo;&lsquo;It intrigued me as a gothic love story,&rsquo; [Magid] said, &lsquo;with a copyright-and-intellectual-property-rights subplot.&rsquo;&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><p>A fascinating story about &ldquo;architectural preservation&rdquo; that focuses on an artist's elaborate negotiation to open Luis Barrag&aacute;n's tightly controlled archive to the public in his native Mexico &mdash; and the unusual &ldquo;love triangle&rdquo; behind it. The story begins with conceptual&nbsp;artist Jill Magid, whose work questions&nbsp;the boundaries of institutional power and law. In her latest performance art piece, Magid&nbsp;had&nbsp;Barrag&aacute;n's ashes compressed into a 2.02 carat diamond, which was transformed into an engagement ring for architectural historian Federica Zanco. Magid would then &ldquo;propose&rdquo; to Zanco in exchange for Barrag&aacute;n's entire archive.</p><p>Zanco first&nbsp;received the archive as a gift from a Swiss businessman who purchased it and the copyrights for $3 million in 1995, in lieu of an engagement ring. Since then, everyone from architects to students to museum staff members have been denied acc...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959978/arup-team-v-to-build-world-s-tallest-timber-residential-building-in-amsterdam Arup, TEAM V to build world's tallest timber residential building in Amsterdam Nicholas Korody 2016-07-26T14:50:00-04:00 >2016-07-26T14:51:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i6/i6qh2jrg66e9seuq.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Arup announced on July 25 that they would partner with TEAM V Architecture, Lingotto, Nicole Maarsen, and Nederlandse Energie Maatschappij in the construction of a 73-meter-high residential tower. With 14,500 square meters of floor space in total, the tower, named HAUT, will house 55 apartments and an underground parking lot. Upon completion, HAUT will be the tallest timber tower in the world.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8m/8mhxn8u9bf395zb1.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;Building in wood is one of the most talked about innovations in sustainable construction internationally, due to the large storage capacity of CO2,&rdquo; Arup said. &ldquo;Using wood provides an answer to the Municipality of Amsterdam&rsquo;s quest for CO2 neutrality.&rdquo;</p><p>Arup expects HAUT to store some three million kilograms of CO2. Equipped with photovoltaic panels, the build will produce its own energy. A rooftop wetland will filter waste water.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/th/th6j6idrdknuqysa.jpg"></p><p>"The municipality of Amsterdam selected this team for their vision of the city of the future in which nature and architecture are balanced," stated Arup. "HAUT also sta...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959956/why-it-just-isn-t-possible-to-build-affordable-housing-in-the-current-u-s-housing-market Why it just isn't possible to build affordable housing in the current U.S. housing market Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-26T13:03:00-04:00 >2016-07-26T23:31:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zm/zmwtxdfpp8nmr5rj.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Nudge down the design and development fees, pay the construction workers less, drop the interest rate as low as it will go, spend nothing on maintenance, even assume that someone gave the land for free &mdash; and the buildings still aren't feasible. A 50-unit apartment is still millions short. "Even if you try to tweak a lot," Poethig says, "for people of extremely low incomes, there&rsquo;s just going to be this gap to the cost of development and production of housing."</p></em><br /><br /><p>A very enlightening (and depressing, but with tentative solutions!) <a href="http://apps.urban.org/features/cost-of-affordable-housing/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interactive</a> from the Urban Institute uses data from Denver, Colorado's housing market to show how building affordable housing just doesn't "pencil out"&mdash;meaning, as Emily Badger puts it for the <em>Washington&nbsp;</em><em>Post</em>, "The costs of building&nbsp;them outstrip&nbsp;what&nbsp;the people who may live in them could afford to pay in rent."</p><p>As Badger explains it, this is mostly due to an imbalance between public and private involvement in the affordable housing system. It isn't profitable for developers to make affordable units, because the tenants just can't pay enough, but public subsidies often can't bridge the gap either. She sums it up:</p><p><em>To the extent that government should step in when the&nbsp;private market&nbsp;can't, affordable housing is a prime example. The larger&nbsp;problem, though, is that we hardly devote the kind of public resources to this market failure&nbsp;that it demands.</em></p><p>Denver was chosen because "It doesn't have a white-hot&nbsp;housing market like...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959951/aia-s-consensus-construction-forecast-projects-continued-but-moderate-growth-in-2017 AIA's Consensus Construction Forecast projects continued but moderate growth in 2017 Alexander Walter 2016-07-26T12:44:00-04:00 >2016-07-26T14:23:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ss/ssu2js14s6s4bzru.jpg" width="514" height="295" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After a strong 2015, there is a growing sense that the construction industry expansion will be more tempered over the next eighteen months. [...] The American Institute of Architects&rsquo; (AIA) semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast, a survey of the nation&rsquo;s leading construction forecasters, is projecting that spending will increase just less than six percent for 2016, with next year&rsquo;s projection being an additional 5.6% gain.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>&ldquo;Healthy job growth, strong consumer confidence and low interest rates are several positive factors in the economy, which will allow some of the pent-up demand from the last downturn to go forward,&rdquo; said AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, PhD, Hon. AIA. &nbsp;&ldquo;But at the same time, the slowing in the overall economy could extend to the construction industry a bit &ndash; with the biggest drop off expected in the industrial facility sector over the next year and a half.&rdquo;</em></p><p>For the full report and an interactive version of the infographic above, head over to <a href="http://new.aia.org/articles/14861-healthy-advances-forecast-for-nonresidential-building-market-through-2017" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">aia.org</a>.</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149958838/architecture-billings-index-in-june-positive-for-fifth-consecutive-month" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Billings Index in June positive for fifth consecutive month</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953248/architecture-billings-index-reaches-highest-score-in-nearly-a-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Billings Index reaches highest score in nearly a year</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945983/architecture-billings-index-displays-continued-modest-growth-in-april" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Billings Index displays continued modest growth in April</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959841/how-patients-would-redesign-the-psychiatric-ward How patients would redesign the psychiatric ward Justine Testado 2016-07-25T21:04:00-04:00 >2016-07-26T12:03:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gd/gdm8e5hpwuxwwqfe.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[James] Leadbitter called it &ldquo;a playful and exciting space for redesigning madness, a utopian attempt at what a mental health hospital could be like.&rdquo; Each structure...is an abstract interpretation of the feedback from the workshops, designed to offer varying levels &ldquo;of privacy and intimacy ranging from total isolation to complete togetherness.&rdquo; &ldquo;This is only a small glimpse of a project that has huge potential to influence the way we think about the design of mental health care environments,&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>More than 300 patients, architects, and psychiatrists pitched their ideas on how they would redesign the psychiatric ward for &ldquo;Madlove: A Designer Asylum&rdquo;, a collaborative project conceived by artist and activist James Leadbitter, who has suffered from mental illness and has stayed at several psychiatric wards himself. Leadbitter wanted to address the direct negative effects that&nbsp;terribly designed wards have on patients.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149958839/do-cities-make-you-go-crazy-on-the-link-between-urban-living-and-psychosis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Do cities make you go crazy? On the link between urban living and psychosis</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149956324/architects-constitute-the-fifth-most-likely-profession-to-commit-suicide" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects constitute the fifth most likely profession to commit suicide</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138879113/an-environmental-psychologist-on-why-boring-design-is-bad-for-your-health" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An environmental psychologist on why boring design is bad for your health</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959843/turning-plastic-trash-into-lego-like-building-materials Turning plastic trash into "LEGO"-like building materials Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-25T20:36:00-04:00 >2016-07-26T12:03:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/23/230ad98c3665373dedb0b1f7b04be878.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The [plastic] materials are thoroughly cleaned, before being ground into a rough power, mixed, melted and extruded into a range of shapes &ndash; mostly beams, blocks and pillars &ndash; which lock together to form buildings. Importantly, [Conceptos Pl&aacute;sticos] also trains communities in how to build these structures, giving them ownership over their homes [...] Like LEGO blocks, these interlocking structures don&rsquo;t need adhesive to be strong and sturdy, which makes them a good option for mobile shelters.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Rotterdam considers paving its roads with recycled plastic " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131579411/rotterdam-considers-paving-its-roads-with-recycled-plastic" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rotterdam considers paving its roads with recycled plastic</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/103711909/student-works-this-house-made-of-trash-teaches-a-lesson-in-green-housekeeping" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Student Works: This house made of trash teaches a lesson in green housekeeping</a></li><li><a title="Taiwan tests recycling's limits with bus stops out of bottles" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/68576882/taiwan-tests-recycling-s-limits-with-bus-stops-out-of-bottles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taiwan tests recycling's limits with bus stops out of bottles</a></li><li><a title="Raumlabor&rsquo;s &lsquo;Big Crunch&rsquo; is an Incredible Building Made from Discarded Materials" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/11626444/raumlabor-s-big-crunch-is-an-incredible-building-made-from-discarded-materials" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Raumlabor&rsquo;s &lsquo;Big Crunch&rsquo; is an Incredible Building Made from Discarded Materials</a></li><li><a title="747 Recycled Airplane Wing House Completed in Malibu" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/10131653/747-recycled-airplane-wing-house-completed-in-malibu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">747 Recycled Airplane Wing House Completed in Malibu</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959833/restricted-areas-abandoned-soviet-structures-photographed-in-all-their-eerie-beauty Restricted Areas: abandoned Soviet structures photographed in all their eerie beauty Alexander Walter 2016-07-25T20:24:00-04:00 >2016-07-26T17:15:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8c/8c60e166a47033f4a9ff0de76632999b.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Danila Tkachenko is a Russian photographer whose series Restricted Areas crystallises the tendencies of many artists working on themes of the post-Soviet space. As Calvert 22&rsquo;s Power and Architecture season demonstrates, there is a healthy interest in the abandoned or neglected buildings that once served as landmarks of Soviet ambition: the rack and ruin of utopia. What sets Tkachenko apart is the unforgiving simplicity of his compositions.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5c/5cf3aae445f99773010430edfe68bdd4.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/61/61159fe43a5a62b18680c1714865675d.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1b/1b1f3a500f11a1bf5f584448eca8e72f.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/em/emxebbkfiqvzwq1g.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fd/fdb78aace9cef888801d8c3c6ab193b3.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/da/daf5384b0d95afee5deaabc68f4ae889.jpg"></p><p>All photos from&nbsp;Danila Tkachenko's&nbsp;series&nbsp;<em>Restricted Areas</em>. For far more of these beauties, head over to <em><a href="http://calvertjournal.com/features/show/6317/power-and-architecture-part-2-tkachenko-restricted-areas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Calvert Journal</a></em>.</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135884542/new-photo-book-documents-the-beautifully-outlandish-architecture-of-soviet-bus-stops" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New photo book documents the beautifully outlandish architecture of Soviet bus stops</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120449872/haunting-beauty-alexander-gronsky-photographs-russia-s-polluted-north" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Haunting beauty: Alexander Gronsky photographs Russia's polluted North</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105860142/creepy-photos-of-russia-s-crumbling-communist-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Creepy Photos of Russia&rsquo;s Crumbling Communist Architecture</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959805/athletes-refuse-to-move-into-rio-s-olympic-village-citing-blocked-toilets-leaking-pipes-and-exposed-wiring Athletes refuse to move into Rio's Olympic Village, citing “blocked toilets, leaking pipes and exposed wiring” Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-25T17:09:00-04:00 >2016-07-26T14:18:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eh/ehxnzf9js8zolcba.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sunday was supposed to be move-in day for many athletes, but the leader of the Australian Olympic delegation said its athletes would not be checking in because of problems with the gas, electricity and plumbing. [...] delegations from Britain, New Zealand and other countries were experiencing similar problems in the village, which is in an area of western Rio called Barra da Tijuca.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The official start to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will go ahead on August 5, despite ongoing concerns over the spread of the Zika virus, political upheaval, economic distress, polluted competition waters, and now, questionable athlete facilities.</p><p>More from the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/25/sports/olympics/rio-olympic-village-australia.html?smid=fb-nytimes&amp;smtyp=cur&amp;_r=0&amp;mtrref=go.redirectingat.com&amp;gwh=B99BF27C1089AE628073F1496F6FFE5E&amp;gwt=pay" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>New York Times</em></a>:</p><p><em>Olympic officials said they expected the issues to be resolved within a few days. They said the village had officially opened Sunday morning and, as planned, a few hundred delegation members had moved in.</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;There are some adjustments that we are dealing with and will be resolved in a short while,&rdquo; said Carlos Nuzman, the president of the organizing committee. &ldquo;Every Olympic village, because of their magnitude, needs some adjustments until it becomes perfect. The important thing is that everything will be resolved before the Games, without disturbing the athletes.&rdquo;</em></p><p>Get caught up on what's happening in Rio:</p><ul><li><a title="Rio mayor admits Olympics were a &ldquo;missed opportunity&rdquo;, but believes the city has been unfairly portrayed" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957955/rio-mayor-admits-olympics-were-a-missed-opportunity-but-believes-the-city-has-been-unfairly-portrayed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rio mayor admits Olympics were a &ldquo;missed opportunity&rdquo;, but believes the city has been unfairly por...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959748/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-07-25T14:53:00-04:00 >2016-07-25T18:23:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/63/63dievn2imaprscq.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With this year&rsquo;s Olympics, the &lsquo;greatest show on earth&rsquo;, fast approaching and&nbsp;<em>London 2012</em>&nbsp;still very much in our minds, a lot of the conversation in the city has been focused around the legacy of our games, and the possible outcomes from&nbsp;<em>Rio 2016</em>. Discussions have naturally turned toward an international focus recently, and this week&rsquo;s events in the city are no exception. From showcasing foreign partnerships with Asia and Africa, to walking tours exploring the international designs of London, this week is packed full of interesting things to do and see.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with London's latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong>Walking tours:</strong></p><p>This week, there are a couple of chances to get outside on walking tours of the city. Take a step back from the world you see as a commuter, perhaps whizzing past architectural beauties as you rush for the tube, and instead learn about the planning and concepts behind London&rsquo;s jumble of streets.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7940/walking-tour-kings-cross-renaissance" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">King&rsquo;s Cross Tour | Happe...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959718/the-2016-inside-shortlist-the-aia-hud-secretary-awardees-and-more-in-this-week-s-competition-recap The 2016 INSIDE shortlist, the AIA/HUD Secretary Awardees, and more in this week's competition recap Justine Testado 2016-07-25T14:00:00-04:00 >2016-07-25T16:09:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lu/luxwyb6u63a9kyyj.jpg" width="514" height="692" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on&nbsp;the newly redesigned&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Check out recap #118 for the week of July 18-22, 2016.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/5028/shortlist-highlights-of-the-2016-inside-world-festival-of-interiors" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Shortlist highlights of the 2016 INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xu/xuoe1z995hc4en9t.jpg"></p><p>Get a peek of which projects are currently leading the competition in this year's INSIDE contest. The just-as-popular sister event of the World Architecture Festival recognizes the best in the international interior design scene from the last year.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/5025/four-u-s-housing-projects-win-in-2016-aia-hud-secretary-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Four U.S. housing projects win in 2016 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3t/3t9cex0pvzm3yncq.jpg"></p><p>Highlighting exemplary housing projects throughout the U.S., the AIA and the Office of the Secretary of the HUD awarded David Baker Architects, Landon Bone Baker, buildingcommunity WORKSHOP, and FabCab.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/5027/reinventing-post-war-housing-concepts-for-syrian-refugees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Reinventing post-war housing concepts for Syrian refugees</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ut/utapkrdeai22gya8.jpg"></p><p>What types of housing should be built for refugees returning to their home...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959721/moscow-s-own-version-of-pok-mon-go-will-let-you-catch-famous-figures-from-russian-history Moscow's own version of Pokémon Go will let you "catch" famous figures from Russian history Alexander Walter 2016-07-25T13:46:00-04:00 >2016-07-25T17:09:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ul/ul5j1o8a3f0aa0je.jpg" width="514" height="306" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Moscow City Hall has announced the launch of its own version of online game &ldquo;Pokemon Go.&rdquo; Russians will be asked to find and "catch" historical figures in the streets of the capital via an app called &ldquo;Know Moscow.Photo.&rdquo; [...] people will be able to catch and take a selfie with [...] Yury Gagarin, Alexander Pushkin, Pyotr Chaikovsky, [founder of the first Russian university] Mikhail Lomonosov, Ivan the Terrible, Peter the Great, Napoleon Bonaparte and the tsar Aleksei Mikhailovich,&rdquo; [...]</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957911/no-pok-mon-go-is-not-an-urban-fantasy-for-the-new-flaneur" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">No, Pok&eacute;mon Go is not an urban fantasy for the new flaneur</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944736/moscow-s-metro-expansion-moves-ahead-of-schedule" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moscow's metro expansion moves ahead of schedule</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935791/moscow-s-iconic-shukhov-tower-added-to-world-monuments-fund-watch-list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moscow's iconic Shukhov Tower added to World Monuments Fund Watch List</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959702/jeanne-gang-s-polis-project-an-experiment-in-empathetic-policing Jeanne Gang's 'Polis Project' — an experiment in empathetic policing Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-25T13:20:00-04:00 >2016-07-26T22:22:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/28/28109cc15efc972a9f8be0471c8af7b1.jpg" width="514" height="296" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Conceived by MacArthur &ldquo;genius&rdquo; and architect Jeanne Gang, the simple project is part of her broader proposal to reimagine isolated, fortress-like police precincts as welcoming community centers. In her vision, better police precincts could house a barber shop, a garden, a gym, and lounges with free wi-fi&mdash;all designed to draw community members to hang out in stations and eventually build friendlier and more trusting relationships with the cops sworn to protect them.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In Gang's project, the West 10th district's police station in North Lawndale, Chicago, includes a basketball half-court right next to it, as an attempt to create shared spaces between police and the community whom they serve. Gang's 'Polis Project' was first exhibited at the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial, and was conceived in response to the report on "21st Century Policing" commissioned by President Obama.</p><p></p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Does Jeanne Gang's architecture inspire social justice?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149959077/does-jeanne-gang-s-architecture-inspire-social-justice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Does Jeanne Gang's architecture inspire social justice?</a></li><li><a title="How Jeanne Gang wants to make police stations community-friendly" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938535/how-jeanne-gang-wants-to-make-police-stations-community-friendly" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Jeanne Gang wants to make police stations community-friendly</a></li><li><a title="Revising the city in the aftermath of violence" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957258/revising-the-city-in-the-aftermath-of-violence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Revising the city in the aftermath of violence</a></li><li><a title="LAPD directs officers to treat homeless people &ldquo;with compassion&rdquo; in new vague policy" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953244/lapd-directs-officers-to-treat-homeless-people-with-compassion-in-new-vague-policy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LAPD directs officers to treat homeless people &ldquo;with compassion&rdquo; in new vague policy</a></li><li><a title="A bird's-eye view of LA with Geoff Manaugh and the LAPD" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936161/a-bird-s-eye-view-of-la-with-geoff-manaugh-and-the-lapd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A bird's-eye view of LA with Geoff Manaugh and the LAPD</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959535/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-07-25T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-07-25T18:23:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r9/r9zrfdi8i1r39ets.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The longer days of summer are here in sunny SoCal. Curious where to find interesting&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related happenings</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles, or where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater LA region? Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of noteworthy events around town that are not to be missed!</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest event recommendations. Here are this week's LA picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7953/hear-la-workshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HEAR LA workshop | July 29</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><a title="Image via Materials &amp; Applications." href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/yj/yj0a90k7eea0vcju.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/yj/yj0a90k7eea0vcju.jpg"></a><em>Image via Materials &amp; Applications.</em></p><p>Spruce up your next design installation with immersive sound. Don't know how? Learn how to create your own quadraphonic audio recordings at this workshop with the help of artist George Jensen at Materials &amp; Applications. Based on the &ldquo;Hear LA: An Audio Document of Los Angeles&rdquo; sound installation at M&amp;A's <a href="http://bustler.net/events/7747/turf-a-mini-golf-project-launch-party" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TURF mini-golf course</a>, Jensen will demonstrate how to capture sounds around L.A. and offer advice on field recording techniques and devices.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7950/the-films-of-ed-ruscha-premium-and-miracle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Films of Ed Ruscha: Premium an...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959532/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-07-25T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-07-25T18:13:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bx/bxihmgf290nsyja7.jpg" width="514" height="404" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer.&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related events</a>&nbsp;to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings around town that are not to be missed!</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out! Have a look at our latest selection of NYC events.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7916/hudson-valley-ruins-with-thomas-rinaldi-new-york-neon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hudson Valley Ruins with Thomas Rinaldi: New York Neon | July 25</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/to/toe5pc7hsnipmh00.jpg"></p><p>Ah, neon&mdash;technological and advertising wonder of the 20th century, magnetic to they eye and a fundamental dressing to any city. With both photographs and historical background by Thomas Rinaldi, New York Neon is a eye-catching exploration of the city&rsquo;s early- and mid-20th century neon signs. Rinaldi, who is also a practicing architectural designer in New York City, will speak about his book at the Cooper Union.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7949/the-plant-show" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Plant Show | Opening on July 29</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/05/05gq5bx4ubd0i1gz.jpg"></p><p>Ba...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959566/newcastle-degree-show-in-london-2016 Newcastle Degree Show in London 2016 Erin Whalley 2016-07-25T04:07:00-04:00 >2016-07-25T00:08:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qe/qessa8xz569hou9b.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Newcastle&rsquo;s degree show, despite being heavily edited for its London venue, manages to present a large range of design that emphasises just how creative the study of architecture can be. The breadth of research is inspiring, with studies covering everything from Walt Disney wonderlands, to the highly geophysical formation of sand patterns. It is a credit to the current architectural climate that students are encouraged and supported to find resolved architectural expressions for such diversity.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pc/pc6kpyjbvampp8x4.jpg"></p><p>(Greg Walton, MArch.)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hn/hndz25sq478jazo0.jpg"></p><p>(Simon Baker, March.)</p><p>Amongst the fantastical explorations (one example of which delves into an analysis of C.S.Lewis, and how architectural form can be found within his fictional worlds) are an equal number of technological forays. Some of these look into harnessing new sustainable energy sources, other provide possible methods for cleaning waterways of litter.&nbsp;</p><p>A current trend that can be seen across architecture and design at the moment, and is exhibited in several projec...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959446/from-seedbed-to-lobby-for-the-time-being From 'Seedbed' to 'Lobby for the time being' Nam Henderson 2016-07-23T15:30:00-04:00 >2016-07-25T16:09:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cl/cl7aj7ijet0743z1.jpg" width="514" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As far as the art world was concerned, his leap into architecture &mdash; designs for things like public parks, airport rest areas and a man-made island &mdash; was almost as if Mr. Acconci decided to enter the witness protection program. But he disappeared right in the art world&rsquo;s midst, continuing to teach generations of art students</p></em><br /><br /><p>On the occasion of Vito Acconci's first&nbsp;<a href="http://momaps1.org/exhibitions/view/411" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">retrospective in the United States</a>,&nbsp;in more than three decades, Randy Kennedy held a&nbsp;series of interviews over three months&nbsp;with the artist.&nbsp;</p><p>See also; in the <strong>News:</strong> (via&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/89572/vito-power-less" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architect's Newspaper</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92686/j-vito" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the J. Crew catalog</a>&nbsp;and a&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85524/vice-on-vito" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vice/VBS.TV six part interview</a>) or&nbsp;Lian Chikako Chang's <a href="http://archinect.com/lian/vito-acconci-again-and-again" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">live-blog of a lecture</a> he gave in&nbsp;Piper, back in 2011)</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959215/inside-the-mvrdv-house-the-firm-s-new-family-home-style-office Inside the MVRDV House, the firm's new family home-style office Justine Testado 2016-07-22T19:25:00-04:00 >2016-07-24T01:06:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9o/9o9nukxg2rzkmhr0.jpg" width="514" height="336" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/327/mvrdv" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MVRDV</a> settled into their new office headquarters inside the remodeled Het Industriegebouw, nestled in the heart of Rotterdam. Now dubbed by the firm as the MVRDV House, the building was originally&nbsp;designed by iconic Dutch architect&nbsp;Hugh Maaskant in 1952.&nbsp;The new 2,400 square-meter interior is modeled like a family home, filled with ample working and gathering spaces that reflect the &ldquo;work hard, play hard&rdquo; balance many firms strive for in their office's design.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qt/qt716vdx3ty80x45.jpg"><br><em>Photo &copy; Ossip van Duivenbode.</em></p><p>Now with 140 employees based in Rotterdam,&nbsp;&ldquo;[t]he expanding MVRDV family needed a new house,&rdquo; says MVRDV co-founder Jacob van Rijs.&nbsp;MVRDV's new office has&nbsp;&ldquo;everything that [a] home requires, a living room, a dining room, a sofa for the whole house to sit together,&rdquo; he described.&nbsp;Surrounded by various creative start-ups and design firms, MVRDV believes they fit right in their new neighborhood.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/go/gosqimz7vv9edwld.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6y/6yya6xtip74zn7nh.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mn/mnei91wekwjka0ax.jpg"><br><em>Photos &copy; Ossip van Duivenbode.</em></p><p>The Family Room serves as the firm's main communal space for social interaction...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959416/proyecto-chacras-a-house-built-in-ten-days-with-only-recycled-materials Proyecto Chacras: a house built in ten days with only recycled materials Nicholas Korody 2016-07-22T19:04:00-04:00 >2016-07-25T12:29:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e0/e0suxv0t7k707my8.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Built in a scant ten days, &ldquo;Proyecto Chacras&rdquo; is described as &ldquo;pop-up productive housing.&rdquo; The 30 square meter home was designed by <a href="https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&amp;rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;source=web&amp;cd=1&amp;cad=rja&amp;uact=8&amp;ved=0ahUKEwiNmafMlYjOAhWC4yYKHc31B94QFggcMAA&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.naturafuturarq.com%2F&amp;usg=AFQjCNF8HJ8lmctSycdkp_eVNMNWC3QTjA&amp;sig2=2dKN3zIFgZFKCgZvA674yw&amp;bvm=bv.127984354,d.eWE" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Natura Futura Arquitecture</a> and Colectivo Cronopios out of donated materials and tools, with volunteer labor. Located in Chacras, Ecuador, it houses a family who lost their previous home in an earthquake last April.</p><p>The structure has a concrete and brick base that supports modules made of pine palettes. Windows were made from strips of recycled waste and wood. The roof, which was put on last, is zinc sheeting. The house includes two bedrooms and one kitchen-cum-living room.</p><p><a href="http://www.architectureindevelopment.org/project.php?id=591#!prettyPhoto" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">h/t Architecture in Development</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/88/88lwbsy2su5lkxvk.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mk/mkqf135n6zplhhix.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kt/ktbhxord3ckaf2kt.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959398/executive-director-of-open-architecture-collaborative-responds-to-lawsuit-against-architecture-for-humanity Executive Director of Open Architecture Collaborative responds to lawsuit against Architecture for Humanity Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-22T18:04:00-04:00 >2016-07-25T01:36:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x9/x9h8gywaxcs9mnzs.jpg" width="514" height="503" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Whatever the outcome, we will learn from their actions. I am confident that those who committed wrongdoing will be held accountable, and that any malfeasance will come to light. I am also confident that the final story will adequately celebrate all the good that AFH did.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148196237/architecture-for-humanity-s-next-chapter-garrett-jacobs-executive-director-of-afh-offshoot-the-chapter-network-on-one-to-one-11" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Garrett Jacobs</a>, executive director of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149933953/introducing-open-architecture-collaborative-the-rebranded-offshoot-of-architecture-for-humanity-affiliates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Open Architecture Collaborative</a>, responded to the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957412/architecture-for-humanity-is-being-sued-for-3m-for-mismanaging-funds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">$3M lawsuit against AFH</a> via a statement on medium, taking care to make clear as crystal the fact that while OAC grew out of AFH, it is "unequivocally an independent organization, a California LLC and Public Benefactor Corporation, and is pursuing our own 501(c)3 federal nonprofit status." As such,&nbsp;OAC won't be affected by the lawsuit.</p><p>After AFH <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118513336/architecture-for-humanity-to-shut-down" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shuttered</a> and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121590852/architecture-for-humanity-to-file-for-bankruptcy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">announced bankruptcy</a>&nbsp;in early 2015, many volunteers felt as if the rug had been pulled underneath them, unsure of what led to such an end. About a year later, the OAC was founded on the basis of the strong community of volunteers who hoped to continue AFH's mission. While the lawsuit may not affect the OAC structurally or its members directly, it could certainly change the way the volunteers regard AFH&mdash;potentially compromising its much-lauded reputation as a non-profit focused on humanitarian design.</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Architecture for Humanity's Next Chapter: Garrett Jacobs, executive director of AFH-offshoot the Chapter Network, on One-to-One #11" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148196237/architecture-for-humanity-s-next-chapter-garrett-jacobs-executive-director-of-afh-offshoot-the-chapter-network-on-one-to-one-11" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture for Hu...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959357/2016-inside-world-festival-of-interiors-shortlist-highlights 2016 INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors shortlist highlights Justine Testado 2016-07-22T15:25:00-04:00 >2016-07-22T18:27:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0v/0vsf7a59fhqtfwly.jpg" width="514" height="296" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If you're all about staying updated on the most talented interior designers around the globe, look out for the <a href="http://www.insidefestival.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors</a>. Returning this fall, the just-as-popular sister event to the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950260/last-chance-to-submit-your-world-architecture-festival-2016-entries" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a> recognizes some of the most outstanding projects in the international interior design scene from the last 12 months.</p><p>Most recently, INSIDE revealed a competitive shortlist of 63 projects. Get a glimpse of some of the projects below:</p><p>Bar &amp; Restaurants: MARU | Taipei, Taiwan by Chen Interior Design</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sc/sc9ctlp81a6g8l1e.jpg"></p><p>Creative Re-use: Riverside Centre | Brisbane, Australia by K.P.D.O.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bn/bnepzgwljo67t1yp.jpg"></p><p>Hotels: Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Spa | Playa del Carmen, Mexico by Sordo Madaleno y Asociodos SC</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2g/2g71rpu52gj0rp6q.jpg"></p><p>Office: MIDWEST INLAND PORT FINANCIAL TOWN | Xi'an, China by Hallucinate</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/im/impe6l4t61is0psd.jpg"></p><p>Civic: METEOR CINEMA | Guangzhou, China by One Plus Partnership Limited</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t7/t7btyz5g0km8xsjf.jpg"></p><p>Office: Auer | New Taipei City, Taiwan by X-Line Design Co. Ltd.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zg/zgmh81dvo8xyym3h.jpg"></p><p>Hotels: Ovolo Woolloomooloo | Sydney, Australia by HASSELL</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rz/rzi98ve0kif2wze1.jpg"></p><p>Residential: SP Penthouse | S&atilde;o P...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959348/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-minimalism-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Minimalism" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-07-22T15:09:00-04:00 >2016-07-26T11:48:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qx/qxxkb0b90ekv9j5a.jpg" width="514" height="343" 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://www.pinterest.com/archinect/minimalism/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Minimalism</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n1/n1aq1da7c1wu4k2s.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/cristianavannini/project/lago_apartment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LAGO_apartment</a> in Milan, Italy by <a href="http://archinect.com/cristianavannini" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">cristianavannini | arc</a>; Photo:&nbsp;Saverio Lombardi Vallauri</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1c/1c5mgajxh9gefs01.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/96424883/house-m/147415829" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House M</a> in Bielefeld, Germany by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/96424883/wannenmacher-m-ller-architekten-gmbh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wannenmacher-M&ouml;ller Architekten GmbH</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rc/rcvuvpv48nlly5uf.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/dominique-coulon-associes/project/conservatoire-of-music-dance-and-dramatic-arts-belfort2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Conservatoire of Music, Dance and Dramatic Arts</a> in Belfort, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/dominique-coulon-associes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dominique Coulon &amp; associ&eacute;s</a>; Photo: Eugeni Pons</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qu/qu1lw1mindp074l5.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/65262291/kantine-herkules-maschinenfabrik/73070135" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kantine - Herkules Maschinenfabrik</a> in Meuselwitz, Germany by <a href="http://archinect.com/shaw-architekten" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ian Shaw Architekten</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qc/qc43c9zygvkzwigz.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/10196497/hedge-house/77957772" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hedge House</a> in Wijlre, the Netherlands by <a href="http://archinect.com/Wiel-Arets-Architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wiel Arets Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zx/zx0juggvl41iq80v.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/136319654/folds-house/136321263" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Folds House</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/bureaudechange" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bureau de Change</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gm/gmz1hc18dkfawxxa.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/79523288/bowtie/79833248" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bowtie</a> in Toronto, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/rzlbd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">rzlbd</a>; Photo: borXu Design</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lf/lfuglkx19e3ixvrr.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/arshiaarchitects/project/be36" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BE36</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/arshiaarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arshia Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ub/ubcz6f7jn2wk187i.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/arrigo.strina/project/loft-in-colorno-parma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Loft</a> in Colorno, near Parma, Italy by <a href="http://archinect.com/arrigo.strina" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arrigo Strina Architect</a></p><p>(Cover...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959339/watch-seventy-years-of-downtown-la-s-architecture-compared-side-by-side Watch seventy years of Downtown LA's architecture compared side-by-side Alexander Walter 2016-07-22T13:37:00-04:00 >2016-07-22T18:01:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h6/h6v874b3ov31elhw.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Bunker Hill, an area of roughly five square blocks in downtown Los Angeles, holds a place in city lore similar to that of the water wars or&nbsp;the construction of Dodger Stadium: beginning in 1959, it was the subject of a massive urban-renewal project, in which &ldquo;improvement&rdquo; was generally defined by the people who stood to profit from it [...] subject of this short film by Keven McAlester, which compares what the same streets in downtown Los Angeles looked like in the nineteen-forties and today.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/co/cozaqk4ue0mmjn7e.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9x/9xtk16s2fapmlf1b.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4j/4jguy1fkp8nlm5uc.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g3/g37yko3qk2lrpj2b.jpg"></p><p><em>Stills via YouTube.</em></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149958688/dtla-s-music-center-plaza-will-get-a-30m-remodel-its-first-since-1964" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DTLA's Music Center Plaza will get a $30M remodel, its first since 1964</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955220/historic-la-times-building-to-be-redeveloped" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Historic LA Times Building to be redeveloped</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149954987/la-s-donut-time-the-lgbtq-landmark-in-tangerine-is-now-permanently-closed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA's Donut Time, the LGBTQ landmark in &ldquo;Tangerine&rdquo;, is now permanently closed</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959341/contemporary-art-gentrification-artwashing Contemporary art + gentrification = 'artwashing'? Nicholas Korody 2016-07-22T13:16:00-04:00 >2016-07-22T13:57:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6z/6zsiz4ashmalp0g9.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Artwashing. What a great new political watchword. As in, watch out that your neighbourhood doesn&rsquo;t get &ldquo;artwashed&rdquo; too. Just look how Tate Modern has wrecked London and how the Guggenheim trashed Bilbao. Get away, ye galleries! Let&rsquo;s keep urban wastelands as bleak as they already are! It&rsquo;s a neat reversal of the thinking that has seen cities all over the world embrace art galleries, museums and biennials in pursuit of regeneration.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The editorial hones in on struggles by residents of the Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights to push back against a rapid influx of galleries, which they view as the avant-garde of gentrification.</p><p>For more on the community's efforts to resist becoming the next Silverlake/Echo Park/Culver City/etc., check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149958163/boyle-heights-activists-want-all-art-galleries-to-gtfo-of-their-neighborhood" target="_blank">Boyle Heights activists want all art galleries to GTFO of their neighborhood</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149949634/5-myths-about-gentrification-according-to-a-gsapp-urban-planning-professor" target="_blank">5 myths about gentrification, according to a GSAPP urban planning professor</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941499/how-a-group-of-boyle-heights-residents-are-fighting-gentrification" target="_blank">How a group of Boyle Heights residents are fighting gentrification</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943937/a-telltale-sign-of-gentrification-in-los-angeles" target="_blank">A telltale sign of gentrification in Los Angeles</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959268/design-leads-environmentally-friendly-education-for-hertfordshire-pupils Design leads environmentally friendly education for Hertfordshire pupils Jessica Bonehill 2016-07-22T11:49:00-04:00 >2016-07-25T05:12:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/62/620uxspss49y3thx.jpg" width="514" height="226" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Howe Dell Primary in Hatfield could well be the UK&rsquo;s most eco-friendly school. It has toilets that flush using rainwater, sedum roofs made of plants and vegetation, and classroom sink-tops made from recycled yoghurt pots. But the school&rsquo;s design doesn&rsquo;t just help protect the environment, it also uses nature to improve children&rsquo;s academic performance and behaviour.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tb/tbwgjn5o5e5hlcow.jpg"></p><p>Howe Dell Primary&rsquo;s &pound;10 million, eco-friendly design is used by teachers to promote sustainability to a new generation of pupils. Capita Architects were given free reign to push the limits of sustainable design in the project, which was funded by the council, and that was exactly what they did. The school features solar panels, a wind turbine, and a heating system that uses a series of pipes just below the surface of the school playground for passive gain that is then utilised to heat the school.&nbsp;</p><p>This groundbreaking design was awarded ECO Green Flag accreditation (the highest level awarded to sustainable schools in the UK) and places pupils in close proximity to nature. To this end, the design&rsquo;s wetland area and sedum roofs are used to study birds and the school places sustainability at the core of the curriculum. This learning is even extended to the playground where learning stations allow pupils to examine the habitats of micro-beasts. In this way, the whole building is understoo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958947/salvaged-love-archinect-sessions-73-with-michael-bricker-founder-of-people-for-urban-progress-the-indianapolis-non-profit-repurposing-architectural-trash-into-local-treasures Salvaged Love: Archinect Sessions #73 with Michael Bricker, founder of People for Urban Progress, the Indianapolis non-profit repurposing architectural trash into local treasures Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-21T15:55:00-04:00 >2016-07-25T15:57:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w9/w9xfedghexj5cju3.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When Indianapolis began demolishing its RCA Dome in 2008, Michael Bricker saw a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. To save the stadium's white, Teflon-coated fiberglass roof from the landfill, Bricker salvaged 13 acres of it, and turned it into shade structures for the city, as well as locally-designed accessories. With this project, People for Urban Progress was born.</p><p>Bricker is the Founder and Executive Director of <a href="http://www.peopleup.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People for Urban Progress</a>, aka PUP, based in Indianapolis. The non-profit is focused on diverting building materials from wasting away in landfills, and repurposing it for local improvements. Trained as an architect and also working as a production designer, Bricker has gone on with PUP to turn old stadium seats into bus stops, and fabric from Superbowl XLVI into handbags.&nbsp;Sessions' own Donna Sink is a board member at PUP, and Bricker joined us on the podcast to discuss the organization's goals and design ethos.</p><p>As a bonus for Sessions listeners, get 15% off anything in <a href="http://www.peopleup.org/shop/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PUP'...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959148/automating-busy-work-with-a-robot-intern Automating busy work with a 'robot intern' Nicholas Korody 2016-07-21T15:27:00-04:00 >2016-07-21T15:27:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zb/zbnbusyhlqq0aspe.jpg" width="514" height="310" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you're a designer who works with clients, here's something you're probably familiar with: the project that never ends. The actual designing may take a matter of hours, but presenting the idea to a client, making little tweaks and edits, finding a middle ground between your vision and theirs? That process can take months [...] For his graduate project, Ingemann Breitenstein spent time in product design studios across London researching the inefficiencies in that designer-client process.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"The result is an algorithm that takes a basic idea for a product and generates countless variations on its design&mdash;as directed by a physical controller. Ingemann Breitenstein calls the machine the&nbsp;</em>Unpaid Intern<em>&mdash;a tongue-and-cheek nod to the mindless photoshopping and last minute tweaking it could conceivably reduce."</em></p><p>For more on the automated world-to-come, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149935222/architecture-after-capitalism-in-a-world-without-work" target="_blank">Architecture after capitalism, in a world without work</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953055/imagining-the-future-cyberattack-that-could-bring-down-new-york-city" target="_blank">Imagining the future cyberattack that could bring down New York City</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938713/world-s-first-fully-autonomous-taxi-service-will-arrive-in-singapore-later-this-year" target="_blank">World's first fully autonomous taxi service will arrive in Singapore later this year</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946004/google-to-announce-a-voice-activated-smart-home-device" target="_blank">Google to announce a voice-activated, smart home device</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959136/bjarke-builds-a-model-and-explicates-his-design-process Bjarke builds a model! (and explicates his design process) Julia Ingalls 2016-07-21T14:59:00-04:00 >2016-07-23T07:00:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/36/367jnk9vlejzntlu.jpg" width="514" height="247" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Proving that he can hold his own against 8 to 14-year old contenders, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950561/inside-bjarke-ingels-serpentine-pavilion-the-work-becomes-a-pure-manifestation-of-that-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a> demonstrates some model-building basics by participating in the "Build Your Own Pavilion" challenge, whose participants are usually still in grade school. Admittedly, Bjarke's nimble paper crinkling is integrated seamlessly into an explanation of the design concept behind his "unzipped" Serpentine Pavilion. Here's the full video:</p>