Archinect - News 2016-08-29T15:52:25-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149965226/when-walkability-goes-up-so-do-home-prices When walkability goes up, so do home prices Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-25T09:56:00-04:00 >2016-08-25T14:39:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0h/0hkepplpce8p8o0y.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Los Angeles, where homes sell for a median price of $475,000, has an overall Walk Score of 66.3. Each additional walkability point adds an average of $3,948, or a 0.83% bump, to the sale price. [...] Pedestrian access adds the most proportional value to homes in cities such as Atlanta, where the overall score is 48.4 and revitalization efforts are starting to open up more community gathering hubs. A single-point upgrade to an Atlanta home&rsquo;s Walk Score boosts the sale price 1.69% on average.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on the relationship between pedestrianism and the market:</p><ul><li><a title='Jan Gehl: "Never ask what the city can do for your building, always ask what your building can do for the city."' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947531/jan-gehl-never-ask-what-the-city-can-do-for-your-building-always-ask-what-your-building-can-do-for-the-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jan Gehl: "Never ask what the city can do for your building, always ask what your building can do for the city."</a></li><li><a title="Locals welcome The 606, a.k.a. Chicago's &quot;High Line&quot;, but anxiety for its future remains" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129171831/locals-welcome-the-606-a-k-a-chicago-s-high-line-but-anxiety-for-its-future-remains" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Locals welcome The 606, a.k.a. Chicago's "High Line", but anxiety for its future remains</a></li><li><a title="Stockholm's Vision Zero offers idealistic concept of car-free cities" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123686052/stockholm-s-vision-zero-offers-idealistic-concept-of-car-free-cities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stockholm's Vision Zero offers idealistic concept of car-free cities</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/116114669/study-links-walkable-neighborhoods-to-prevention-of-cognitive-decline" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Study Links Walkable Neighborhoods to Prevention of Cognitive Decline</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964890/now-that-the-olympics-have-ended-what-s-in-store-for-rio-s-stadiums Now that the Olympics have ended, what's in store for Rio's stadiums? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-23T18:05:00-04:00 >2016-08-29T07:42:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ba/ba6pyds9epdkpj05.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Future Arena, the handball venue, will be taken apart and the pieces used to build four schools around the city, each serving 500 students. [...] the city will turn the aquatics stadium into two community swimming centers; the media center will become a high school dorm; and the 300 acres of land on which Barra Olympic Park currently sits will go be turned over for public parks and private development.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Rio's Olympic legacy:</p><ul><li><a title="In honor of the Olympics, French artist JR installs giant athletes in Rio" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961516/in-honor-of-the-olympics-french-artist-jr-installs-giant-athletes-in-rio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In honor of the Olympics, French artist JR installs giant athletes in Rio</a></li><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 portrayed</a></li><li><a title="The rapid gentrification of Rio's favelas in advance of the Olympics" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149951809/the-rapid-gentrification-of-rio-s-favelas-in-advance-of-the-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The rapid gentrification of Rio's favelas in advance of the Olympics</a></li><li><a title='Rio Olympics "must be postponed, moved, or both" due to Zika threat' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945224/rio-olympics-must-be-postponed-moved-or-both-due-to-zika-threat" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rio Olympics "must be postponed, moved, or both" due to Zika threat</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964731/editor-s-picks-452 Editor's Picks #452 Nam Henderson 2016-08-23T12:42:00-04:00 >2016-08-23T21:10:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f01bxbz9nlc3wef1.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;took readers on <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149956316/touring-some-of-the-world-s-most-attractive-public-housing-projectsd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a tour of some of the world's most attractive public housing projects</a>, from the last decade.&nbsp;<strong>ChrisDx</strong> commented "<em>The projects certainly appear innovative in images taken most likely when they were first built. I wonder how &lsquo;successful&rsquo; they have been in meeting the resident's needs and what they look like now</em>."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fs/fsgvfa9x6gj9cq8k.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a> investigated how <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149962603/ethical-dwellings-for-generation-y-explores-new-forms-of-living-and-owning-in-a-changing-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ED/GY, or Ethical Dwellings for Generation Y</a>, hopes to address "<em>new forms of living and owning in a changing London</em>".&nbsp;<strong>Olaf Design Ninja_</strong> &nbsp;was terrified "<em>holy shit is this dystopic!</em>" <a href="https://twitter.com/BirdsofVenice/status/765384048365547520" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Birds of Venice</a> noted the "<em>Marxist sideboob.</em><em><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/housing?src=hash" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> #housing</a></em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0j/0jyykbdccjqaicjv.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>In <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149962108/museum-at-the-front-line-one-to-one-33-with-dora-epstein-jones-executive-director-of-the-a-d-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions One-to-One #33</a>&nbsp;executive director of the A+D Museum Epstein Jones, imagines how A+D could become the L.A version of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1920121/storefront-for-art-and-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Storefront</a>, while working to keep it accessible to the local community.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dq/dqtmz2cihg28ii35.jpg"></p><p>Senior editor&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;reminded readers that&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961944/dan-graham-hates-conceptual-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dan Graham hates conceptual art</a>.&nbsp;<strong>Thayer-D</strong>&nbsp;"<em>was enjoying him quite well until he drew an arbitrary line between ar...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964524/in-less-than-10-years-india-s-construction-market-will-become-the-third-largest-in-the-world In less than 10 years, India's construction market will become the third largest in the world Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-22T13:07:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T19:10:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6f/6f5wxmynp2i2pqdc.jpg" width="514" height="362" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Up to 12 million people are &ldquo;urbanising&rdquo; every year in India, a rate surpassed only by China. It means the country will need a sustained building spree that would see more than 75 million people employed in construction by 2022. As it races to build 110 million extra homes needed, plus necessary transport infrastructure, by 2025 the size of India&rsquo;s construction market would reach $1 trillion, the third largest in the world, according to KPMG.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Poverty, corruption and crime: how India's 'gully rap' tells story of real life" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945538/poverty-corruption-and-crime-how-india-s-gully-rap-tells-story-of-real-life" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Poverty, corruption and crime: how India's 'gully rap' tells story of real life</a></li><li><a title="India on the brink: what's in store for the country's architectural future" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937900/india-on-the-brink-what-s-in-store-for-the-country-s-architectural-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">India on the brink: what's in store for the country's architectural future</a></li><li><a title="World's first Slum Museum is coming to Mumbai" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145577538/world-s-first-slum-museum-is-coming-to-mumbai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World's first Slum Museum is coming to Mumbai</a></li><li><a title="New Delhi mandates odd-even car rationing to fight world's worst air pollution" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144970663/new-delhi-mandates-odd-even-car-rationing-to-fight-world-s-worst-air-pollution" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Delhi mandates odd-even car rationing to fight world's worst air pollution</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963986/the-netherlands-considers-a-ban-on-gasoline-powered-vehicles The Netherlands considers a ban on gasoline-powered vehicles Nicholas Korody 2016-08-18T13:04:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T00:42:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/df/df99v4kw2fozf1gm.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gasoline-powered cars may soon be a thing of the past. But the Netherlands wants to get there quicker. The Dutch government is debating the possibility of banning new gas and diesel cars from 2025. The initial proposal, which was brought forward by the Labor Party, called for an outright ban of all petrol and diesel cars, but was eventually modified so the ban only affected the sale of new petrol and diesel cars. Traditional cars already in use will still run on the streets.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>The proposal has since passed in the lower house of the Netherlands&rsquo; parliament. It now needs to pass through the Dutch senate.</em></p><p>In related news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940683/faraday-future-holds-groundbreaking-ceremony-for-1b-nevada-factory" target="_blank">Faraday Future holds groundbreaking ceremony for $1B Nevada factory</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938205/the-impossible-car-faraday-future-s-lead-designer-richard-kim-on-one-to-one-17" target="_blank">The "Impossible" Car &ndash; Faraday Future's lead designer, Richard Kim, on One-to-One #17</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145592812/wired-takes-a-look-inside-tesla-s-car-factory-of-the-future" target="_blank">Wired takes a look inside Tesla's car factory of the future</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141435421/a-look-inside-tesla-s-growing-gigafactory-it-will-blow-your-mind" target="_blank">A look inside Tesla's growing Gigafactory: "It will blow your mind."</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963793/alaskan-village-voting-on-whether-to-relocate-because-of-sea-level-rise Alaskan village voting on whether to relocate because of sea level rise Nicholas Korody 2016-08-17T13:35:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T00:03:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e0/e0dfimxeiagvc43d.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The residents of the northern Alaskan village of Shishmaref are currently voting to decide whether or not to relocate their village. As global warming brings up temperatures, the sea ice that once protected the village has begun to melt. Now the town, which is built on a barrier island in the Chukchi sea, faces inundation.</p><p>The village, with its 650 residents, mostly members of the Inupiat Inuit tribe, would be the first in the United States to relocate because of global warming-induced sea level rise. The effects of climate change on the island are considered among the most dramatic in the world.&nbsp;Already, the village has lost 2,500 to 3,500 feet of land to coastal erosion and the entire island could be gone within the next couple decades.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/de/desvvkqd9a5bbuxz.jpg"></p><p>While barricades have been erected to protect the village, their effect has been minimal. The town is built on permafrost, which is melting and causing the shore to become even more vulnerable to crashing waves.&nbsp;</p><p>If the vote goes through, the cost of...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963407/climate-change-will-make-finding-a-host-city-for-the-2088-olympics-incredibly-difficult Climate change will make finding a host city for the 2088 Olympics incredibly difficult Nicholas Korody 2016-08-15T17:53:00-04:00 >2016-08-23T11:42:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/to/toni9gaq86ajgg88.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As our planet grows warmer over our lifetimes, the number of cities that will be cool enough to reasonably host the summer games is going to rapidly dwindle. And that doesn&rsquo;t just mean Atlanta or L.A. According to an analysis published in The Lancet last week...only three plausible host cities in the entire continent of North America may still be low risk by 2085 (or the summer games of 2088): San Francisco, Calgary, and Vancouver.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>There may be zero in Africa or Latin America, and only two in Asia (Bishkek, in Kyrgyzstan, and Ulaanbaatar, in Mongolia).</em></p><p>As the article notes, the really disturbing implication of this research is less about athletics and more about day-to-day work. Half the world's population works outside, and temperatures that are too high for a marathon will be too high for laboring.</p><p>For more on the Olympics, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149962354/come-on-in-the-water-s-fine-rio-sailors-say-worries-about-water-quality-overblown" target="_blank">Come on in, the water's fine: Rio sailors say worries about water quality overblown</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149962265/hit-or-miss-oliver-wainwright-reviews-the-designs-of-the-rio-olympics" target="_blank">Hit or miss?: Oliver Wainwright reviews the designs of the Rio Olympics</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961778/rio-olympics-2016-how-to-watch-and-what-to-expect-at-the-opening-ceremony" target="_blank">Rio Olympics 2016: how to watch, and what to expect at the opening ceremony</a></li><li><a href="http://Summer%20daze:%20checking%20ourselves%20before%20we%20wreck%20ourselves,%20on%20Archinect%20Sessions%20#75" target="_blank">Summer daze: checking ourselves before we wreck ourselves, on Archinect Sessions #75</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962456/mad-reveals-renderings-of-highly-sustainable-xinhee-design-center MAD reveals renderings of highly sustainable Xinhee Design Center Julia Ingalls 2016-08-10T18:00:00-04:00 >2016-08-12T01:10:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uj/uj0ijtsy0wx65xb0.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Pretty much every element of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1276712/mad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAD's</a> design for the Xinhee Design Center factors in sustainability: water features, full-blown gardens and offices commingle on the six star-shaped floors that sprout from the central atrium, while an envelope of PTFE provides ventilation and shade.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/li/li8ax51oyxp1c7ub.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g3/g38q408gcc3hnbcs.jpg"></p><p>Solar panels occupy the roof, while the footbridge in the atrium provides both air circulation and the opportunity for impromptu fashion modeling. The use of natural light throughout the building is aided in part by the facade's translucent coating, which allows light transmittance of up to 40%.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/br/brk8nfi7kvze1f8v.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3l/3l69oreajbuyf5ce.jpg">&nbsp;</p><p>However, the concept behind the building is meant to reflect the business of the client, an international fashion group. As MAD founding principal Ma Yansong explains, &ldquo;We envision it as a building with skin-and-bones. The correspondence of clothing and architecture is they both explore the relationship between the interior and the exterior.&rdquo;</p><p>For more on MAD:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143531682/photos-of-mad-s-harbin-opera-house-released" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photos of MAD's Harbin Opera House released</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940487/mad-slips-through-borders-with-salone-del-mobile-installation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAD slips through ...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962354/come-on-in-the-water-s-fine-rio-sailors-say-worries-about-water-quality-overblown Come on in, the water's fine: Rio sailors say worries about water quality overblown Nicholas Korody 2016-08-09T19:04:00-04:00 >2016-08-09T19:23:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ui/uin4nn2i8nonzgkx.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Despite reports of dangerous levels of pollution in Rio's Guanabara Bay and concerns that floating garbage could damage or slow competitors' boats, sailors at the 2016 Olympics are showing little or no fear of getting into the water [...] Many said the dangers of sailing in Rio have been overblown and worried that the water concerns are overshadowing some of the most exciting and challenging sailing of their lives.</p></em><br /><br /><p>So far, the Rio Olympics seem to be going pretty well. But before they opened, a series of issues plagued the preparations. For some background, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149959805/athletes-refuse-to-move-into-rio-s-olympic-village-citing-blocked-toilets-leaking-pipes-and-exposed-wiring" target="_blank">Athletes refuse to move into Rio's Olympic Village, citing &ldquo;blocked toilets, leaking pipes and exposed wiring&rdquo;</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945224/rio-olympics-must-be-postponed-moved-or-both-due-to-zika-threat" target="_blank">Rio Olympics "must be postponed, moved, or both" due to Zika threat</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942337/11-workers-have-died-so-far-during-rio-olympic-construction-audit-finds" target="_blank">11 workers have died so far during Rio Olympic construction, audit finds</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957955/rio-mayor-admits-olympics-were-a-missed-opportunity-but-believes-the-city-has-been-unfairly-portrayed" target="_blank">Rio mayor admits Olympics were a &ldquo;missed opportunity&rdquo;, but believes the city has been unfairly portrayed</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962094/scientists-are-developing-a-digestive-building-material-that-cleans-wastewater-and-produces-electricity Scientists are developing a 'digestive' building material that cleans wastewater and produces electricity Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-08T13:28:00-04:00 >2016-08-11T01:14:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bj/bjic9a3mx0pomtqe.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;The best way to describe what we&rsquo;re trying to create is a &lsquo;biomechanical cow&rsquo;s stomach&rsquo;,&rdquo; said Rachel Armstrong, coordinator of the Living Architecture (LIAR) research project. LIAR's aim is to develop a building block material that uses living microorganisms to clean wastewater, glean useful resources from sunlight, and even generate electricity.</p><p>To do this, the researchers are programming synthetic microorganisms, and inserting them into a microbial fuel cell (MFC), which is then placed inside ceramic blocks. The MFCs are effectively alive, and produce positive and negative charges, which allows them to be programmed in such a way to emulate the different metabolic stages of a cow's stomach.</p><p>In combination, the blocks could be used to form 'bioreactor walls', which could then help offset a structure's carbon footprint by keeping waste processing and power generation in-house:&nbsp;"like a digestive system for your home or office," according to Armstrong. In one successful test case, res...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149961529/princely-pests-new-study-reveals-wealthier-homes-tend-to-host-more-insect-species Princely pests: new study reveals wealthier homes tend to host more insect species Nicholas Korody 2016-08-04T13:58:00-04:00 >2016-08-10T11:16:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i3/i379lvgq4tgpqrgw.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When it comes to cleanliness, common sense suggest wealthier homes are at an advantage. Live-in maids and cleaning services should, ostensibly, help create antiseptic, exclusively human enclosures. Yet <a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160803095208.htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">new research</a> shows there&rsquo;s a correlation between socioeconomics and the presence of bugs in the home: more affluent neighborhoods host a greater number of species than lower-income areas.&nbsp;</p><p>If you think about it, it makes a lot of sense: more green space means more plants that harbor insects. In fact, socioeconomics impacts diversity across the board, with higher affluence associated with more birds, bats, reptiles, etc.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4q/4ql3w2fa4jwhloqg.jpg"></p><p>Humans don&rsquo;t live aside &ldquo;nature&rdquo;, but are an integral and influential force in ecology. Despite all our pesticides and cleaning products, our homes are entangled in a mesh of bacteria, fungi, plants, insects, and animals. According to the study, the average home hosts about 100 species of arthropods, ie. insects and spiders</p><p>"Our houses are really permeable and dynamic,&rdquo; s...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149961508/will-gehry-s-l-a-river-plan-result-in-water-savings Will Gehry's L.A. River plan result in water savings? Julia Ingalls 2016-08-04T12:53:00-04:00 >2016-08-10T00:36:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/22/22dfoktflj18fcu6.jpg" width="514" height="218" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For decades, the concrete-lined L.A. River has been more famous for being a bone-dry iconic conduit for films like <em>Terminator 2</em> than a major watery artery, but that may change: in a talk with Christopher Hawthorne on Monday, Frank Gehry mentioned that his design may just save the city significant amounts of cash when it comes to buying water. Per the <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/frank-gehry-calls-la-river-916397" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hollywood Reporter</a>:</p><p><em>The river, which was bound in concrete beginning in the late 1930s after a series of damaging floods, is also frequently blamed for wasting water, one of Los Angeles&rsquo; most embattled resources. Because the river&rsquo;s concrete binding was designed to channel floodwaters swiftly into the ocean and away from properties on the banks, the city now loses more than 28.6 billion gallons of water a year, according to River L.A.,&nbsp;a nonprofit working with Gehry&rsquo;s firm and funded in part by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy.</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;We think we can save the city one-third of what it now pays for imported water,&rdquo; Gehry said in conversati...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149961306/luxury-condos-sink-in-san-francisco-s-millennium-tower Luxury condos sink in San Francisco's Millennium Tower Julia Ingalls 2016-08-03T12:36:00-04:00 >2016-08-03T12:37:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/or/oritpnjs9wqwi2ki.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>San Francisco's Millennium Tower has been sinking at a rate of two inches per year since it was completed in 2008, which is about ten inches more than the builders had anticipated the building settling for its entire lifetime. Not to be boring, the tower is also tilting slightly to the northwest, giving the multi-million dollar residences within the building a slightly different view of the city and, perhaps, their investment. As the <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/SF-s-landmark-tower-for-rich-and-famous-is-8920197.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SFGate</a> reports, while some blame the nearby Transbay Transit Center site dig for the sink, others noted that the building had sunk at least ten inches by the time the excavation began. But not to worry, officials say:&nbsp;</p><p><em>At the same time, geotechnical reports show that since 2009, the settling has been uneven &mdash; resulting in the 2-inch tilt.</em></p><p><em>And while Stanford&rsquo;s Deierlein doesn&rsquo;t consider the sink or tilt a safety issue, he did say, &ldquo;I would be concerned for my investment.&rdquo; That&rsquo;s because a shifting building can cause walls to crack, elevators to malfunction...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149961129/phoenix-may-become-a-lot-more-green Phoenix may become a lot more green Nicholas Korody 2016-08-02T13:31:00-04:00 >2016-08-02T22:26:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sh/sh2wc15ttagood6k.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>According to&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-sej-phoenix-arborist-20160715-snap-story.html?" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Los Angeles Times</a>,&nbsp;</em>the sunny city of Phoenix, Arizona might become a little cooler, as the city develops a plan to give 25% of the city a tree canopy by 2030. Currently, the city has about half as much shade.</p><p>The city plans to use a mix of steel 'trees', native plants like mesquite and palo brea, and non-natives that have proved tough enough to weather the grueling heat. Already known for its high temperatures, Phoenix is trying to prepare for even hotter temperatures as global warming heats the planet up.</p><p>The plan is intended to do more than just make for more pleasant strolls. "Aesthetically, it&rsquo;s quite pleasing," notes forestry supervisor, Richard Atkins. "It can bring commerce to any business that had it out front because, you know, people are drawn to nice vegetation and shade."</p><p>For more news from the hot and dry American Southwest, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944438/california-eases-some-drought-restrictions-but-makes-others-permanent" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">California eases some drought restrictions but makes others permanent</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132873615/fog-catchers-squeezing-water-out-of-thin-air" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fog catchers: squeezing water out of thin ...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960972/environmentally-friendly-design-inspires-education-at-howe-dell-primary-school Environmentally-friendly design inspires education at Howe Dell Primary school Jessica Bonehill 2016-08-02T05:06:00-04:00 >2016-08-09T01:00:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i0/i0qto9qxpn8gsjkd.jpg" width="514" height="253" 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>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.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mf/mfh05zy6sv9680zy.jpg"></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 understood...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960423/a-look-at-penda-s-elegant-san-shan-bridge A look at penda's elegant San Shan Bridge Julia Ingalls 2016-07-28T14:55:00-04:00 >2016-08-02T02:20:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gs/gsfhlg7ulsly89cb.jpg" width="514" height="914" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's rare that spectacle and nuance combine effortlessly, but an exception can be made for the lithe sculptural form of the San Shan Bridge. The bridge, which translated into English means "three mountains," will serve as a shapely conduit between Beijing and the river valleys of&nbsp;Zhangjiakou during the&nbsp;2022 <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149959104/on-decentralizing-the-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olympic</a> Winter Games. According to architects <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/84234128/penda" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">penda</a>, "the formal inspiration for the San Shan Bridge is a conjunction of its undulating&nbsp;surrounding and the meaning of the Olympic symbol, which consists of &#64257;ve interlaced&nbsp;rings of equal dimensions...&nbsp;&lsquo;Entering the rings&rsquo; on the way to the&nbsp;Olympic competitions, should be seen as an contextual icon for the Games."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0c/0c01mkwb7qsco7m2.jpg"></p><p>The bridge is a fresh and visually striking play on the use of Olympic imagery: as it crosses the Gui River, it not only makes reference to the well-worn ring symbol, but has a certain DNA helix quality. Vegetation flanks the alabaster pedestrian walkways, which expand into viewing platforms.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/io/ioae6pwdz9bjwp5d.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ow/owmsln7jtr7n29ul.jpg"></p><p>Aside from its sculptural elegan...</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 >2016-07-30T01:03:06-04:00 <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/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 >2016-07-30T00:59:38-04:00 <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/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 >2016-07-27T23:44:07-04:00 <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/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 >2016-07-27T23:47:51-04:00 <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/149958641/to-solve-a-housing-crisis-invest-more-in-modular-construction To solve a housing crisis, invest more in modular construction Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-19T13:15:00-04:00 >2016-08-08T14:28:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0h/0h9f2rse3fw1cimz.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Researchers from the University of British Columbia have suggested that modular construction techniques are key to assuaging cities' housing shortages.</p><p>Associate engineering professor Kasun Hewage at UBC, along with PhD candidate Mohammad Kamali, <a href="http://www.mailoutinteractive.com/Industry/View.aspx?id=821099&amp;q=1059863044&amp;qz=cbcbb6" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">conducted</a> "the first comprehensive review of conventional and modular construction research of its kind," and found that increased factory-produced housing should make it easier for prospective renters and buyers to find a place. It would help cities provide more options that can be built "cheaper, faster and results in fewer workplace injuries," according to Hewage. Their findings were recently published in the journal&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.mailoutinteractive.com/Industry/Redirect.aspx?u=1731764&amp;q=1059863044&amp;lm=96159460&amp;r=821099&amp;qz=ea0445c4610aa763eebfd0da9764a9f6" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews</a></em>.</p><p>Modular construction is obviously not a new method, but has a bit of a negative rep according to the researchers&mdash;the public tends to associate the method with lower-quality structures, and communities like trailer parks. But the study, which reviewed construction data between 2000 and ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957978/may-government-abolishes-climate-change-department May government abolishes climate change department Nicholas Korody 2016-07-14T19:49:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T19:58:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q5/q5brnfk8z2xrd6wn.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The decision to abolish the Department for Energy and Climate Change has been variously condemned as &ldquo;plain stupid&rdquo;, &ldquo;deeply worrying&rdquo; and &ldquo;terrible&rdquo; by politicians, campaigners and experts. One of Theresa May&rsquo;s first acts as Prime Minister was to move responsibility for climate change to a new Department for Business, Energy &amp; Industrial Strategy.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Only on Monday, Government advisers had warned of the need to take urgent action to prepare the UK for floods, droughts, heatwaves and food shortages caused by climate change."</em></p><p>In related news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149935283/in-a-surprise-announcement-uk-gov-to-provide-540m-for-flood-protection" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In a surprise announcement, UK gov to provide &pound;540m for flood protection</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/143664937/britain-s-last-deep-pit-coal-mine-closes-the-end-of-the-industrial-revolution" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Britain's last deep-pit coal mine closes &mdash; the end of the industrial revolution?</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149952025/global-warming-is-redrawing-national-borders" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Global warming is redrawing national borders</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149935981/global-warming-may-be-much-more-catastrophic-and-happen-much-quicker-than-we-imagined" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Global warming may be much more catastrophic (and happen much quicker) than we imagined</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957368/hlm-and-tectonics-architects-win-uk-passivhaus-awards HLM and Tectonics Architects win UK Passivhaus awards Abigail Banfield 2016-07-12T13:30:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T17:42:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7p/7p5mb0q237rstq9f.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Congratulations to triumphant Tigh na Croit by HLM Architects &amp; Lansdowne Drive by Tectonics Architects who were crowned the 2016 UK Passivhaus Awards winners. The Winners were announced at a ceremony held in London on the 7th July, attended by approximately 80 delegates.The winners were decided by PHT members and Award Ceremony delegates.</p></em><br /><br /><p>HLM have won the Rural category of this year's UK Passivhaus Awards. The house, which&nbsp;aimed to create a low-energy, modern solution for the 'outdoorsy' clients, has been designed to reflect its Scottish Highland context.</p><p>Tectonics Architects&nbsp;gained the award for the Urban category, with their fantastic project in Hackney.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957070/london-mayor-sadiq-khan-blocks-extra-funds-for-garden-bridge London mayor Sadiq Khan blocks extra funds for garden bridge work_for_free 2016-07-11T03:34:00-04:00 >2016-07-18T05:09:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dg/dgtwuu2lw96dtzj8.jpg" width="514" height="309" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The future of London&rsquo;s proposed garden bridge has been called into further question after the city&rsquo;s new mayor, Sadiq Khan, halted preparatory work on the structure over fears this could involve more public money being spent. The Garden Bridge Trust says the bridge from South Bank to Temple, featuring 270 trees and thousands of plants, will be a &ldquo;tiara&rdquo; for London, being both an iconic landmark and a vital pedestrian bridge.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more about London's Garden Bridge on architnect:</p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149948451/london-s-garden-bridge-the-saga-continues" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's garden bridge, the saga continues</a></p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149947815/why-are-heatherwick-s-proposals-succeeding-in-new-york-but-tanking-in-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why are Heatherwick's proposals succeeding in New York but tanking in London?</a></p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149945629/sadiq-khan-investigates-troublesome-details-in-thames-garden-bridge-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sadiq Khan investigates troublesome details in Thames garden bridge project</a></p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/145677142/infrastructure-or-advertisement-sky-to-sponsor-the-garden-bridge?ukredirect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Infrastructure or advertisement? Sky to sponsor the Garden Bridge</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956836/i-scream-you-scream-we-all-scream-for-this-indonesian-library-made-out-of-2-000-recycled-ice-cream-buckets I scream you scream we all scream for this Indonesian library made out of 2,000 recycled ice cream buckets Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-08T17:51:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T15:48:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ha/ha4j3me7p0ep3pn4.jpg" width="514" height="307" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Designed by SHAU in Bandung (Indonesia's West Java capital), the two-story structure's facade is made from (you guessed it) a grid of recycled plastic ice cream buckets. The ground floor is kept open for various events and activities, and the actual library is located behind the buckets, on the second floor.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3d/3d28rb0f3g6dbl5u.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zz/zzrhxv17vtadquzx.jpg"></p><p>The kicker is that the buckets are arranged facing either in or out, forming a pattern in binary code that reads, in Indonesian: "book is a window to the world". Clickthrough the link for more info from <a href="http://www.globalconstructionreview.com/news/library-indonesia-built-2000-ic7e-cre7am-buck7ets/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GCR</a>, and check out more photos in the gallery below.</p><p>Less ice cream, more libraries:</p><ul><li><a title="Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects selected to design the Obama Presidential Center " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955229/tod-williams-billie-tsien-architects-selected-to-design-the-obama-presidential-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects selected to design the Obama Presidential Center</a></li><li><a title="Breuer's Brutalist library in downtown Atlanta faces demolition" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942946/breuer-s-brutalist-library-in-downtown-atlanta-faces-demolition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Breuer's Brutalist library in downtown Atlanta faces demolition</a></li><li><a title="Turning Alvar Aalto's Mount Angel Abbey library into a concert hall" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137505768/turning-alvar-aalto-s-mount-angel-abbey-library-into-a-concert-hall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turning Alvar Aalto's Mount Angel Abbey library into a concert hall</a></li><li><a title="It's time to say goodbye to the library as we know it" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135028637/it-s-time-to-say-goodbye-to-the-library-as-we-know-it" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">It's time to say goodbye to the library as we know it</a></li><li><a title="The tiny village library that draws Beijingers in droves" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131258946/the-tiny-village-library-that-draws-beijingers-in-droves" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The tiny village library that draws Beijingers in droves</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956752/affordable-spaces-for-london-s-creative-industry-by-urban-acupuncture Affordable spaces for London's creative industry by Urban Acupuncture Ellen Hancock 2016-07-08T11:18:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T15:48:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e7/e7e89689781f116b4f8340a0700fcde2.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The duo asked themselves the question if London will still be the capital of creativity, arts and crafts in 10 years time. Rising rents for residential and work spaces, combined with an&nbsp;increasingly unaffordable education system, are making the city less and less accessible. According to Boano and Pri&scaron;montas, London has always been a center for creativity,&nbsp;but the recent financial pressures have turned &lsquo;creativity&rsquo; into an industry that can only be joined by people who are able to afford&nbsp;it.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ab/ab4f6d0e76b8daa4724a53972c466495.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2a/2ac26e7c3912bb83065bde25f262585a.jpg"></p><p>At this unstable time, the capital's creative industry must be entrepreneurial and work together to remain the best, are we up to the challenge? Read more stories of ingenuity in the UK here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149956491/the-hive-pavilion-moves-to-kew-gardens" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Hive pavilion moves to Kew Gardens</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149956114/digital-elytrons-latest-architecture-technology-at-the-v-a-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Digital Elytrons. Latest Architecture Technology at the V &amp; A Museum.</a></li><li><a href="http://RIBA%20reveals%2046%20stunning%20projects%20as%202016%20National%20Awardees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA reveals 46 stunning projects as 2016 National Awardees</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149951999/allies-and-morrison-propose-an-alternative-to-the-garden-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Allies and Morrison propose an alternative to the garden bridge</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149951735/london-revives-co-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London revives co-housing</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956563/michael-maltzan-proposes-greening-l-a-s-134-freeway Michael Maltzan proposes greening L.A.'s 134 freeway Julia Ingalls 2016-07-07T14:13:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T14:23:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rx/rxrgpb6mezvmizsz.jpg" width="514" height="265" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Christopher Hawthorne, in keeping with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/576292/third-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">his exploration of the ever evolving urban identity of Los Angeles</a>, reached out via the L.A. Times to Michael Maltzan to see if the architect had any ideas about transforming L.A.'s freeways from noisy polluting agents into civic amenities. Maltzan has responded pro bono with an idea to place a 3/4 mile stretch of the 134 freeway into a tunnel which would not only reduce noise and annually absorb 516,000 tons of carbon dioxide, but double as a site for rooftop solar panels and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955230/new-renderings-of-tadao-ando-s-living-wall-in-manhattan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">vegetation walls</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zb/zbo9t5qfh9xk1bsr.jpg"></p><p>Drivers in the tunnel would still be able to see their Pasadena surroundings through the lattice-like exterior, although residents near the just south of the Rose Bowl portion of the freeway would experience a significant traffic noise reduction thanks to the tunnel's acoustically insulated walls. As <a href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-ca-cm-maltzan-freeway-20160629-snap-htmlstory.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the L.A. Times</a> notes, Michael Maltzan "describes the proposal, produced in collaboration with the Los Angeles office of the engineering firm Arup, as 'an env...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956491/the-hive-pavilion-moves-to-kew-gardens The Hive pavilion moves to Kew Gardens Ose Etomi 2016-07-07T12:38:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T14:21:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l5/l5vewuvoyhi7nwms.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Kew Gardens has been home to many notable sculptures and architectural pieces such as Henry Moore&rsquo;s &ldquo;Reclining Mother and Child&rdquo; and Marks Barfield Architect&rsquo;s &ldquo;Tree Top Walkway&rdquo;. So it was no surprise when it was chosen to showcase &ldquo;The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126426103/a-peek-into-the-uk-s-beehive-inspired-pavilion-for-milan-expo-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hive</a>&rdquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ik/ik1gpkl2hkzjvhcp.jpg"></p><p>The Hive is the award-wining pavilion designed by artist Wolfgang Buttress and built by architectural practice BDP and engineers Simmonds Studio. It was first created for the 2015 Milan Expo where it attracted over 3.3 million visitors and became one of the main attractions. It is the first structure to be brought back to Britain after an Expo.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r2/r28i05sg3gj8fok3.jpg"></p><p>The Hive brings together art, science, sound and landscape representing the important relationship between bee and human.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k9/k9ecdphr69q0erd9.jpg"></p><p>Prompted by the theme "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life" the Hive seeks to showcase the relationship between humans and bees. It&rsquo;s outer structure is made from aluminum rods arranged hexagonally in a honeycomb fashion. The porous construction mimics the whirlwind motion made by a sw...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956509/new-jersey-s-oldest-and-largest-frank-lloyd-wright-house-listed-for-2-2m New Jersey’s Oldest and Largest Frank Lloyd Wright House Listed for $2.2M Alyssa Alimurung 2016-07-07T12:36:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T14:27:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qe/qekiba6rbqhp0syt.jpg" width="514" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Of the four houses Frank Lloyd Wright built in New Jersey, the first and largest was the 2,000-square-foot James B. Christie House, which dates to 1940. Wright built the home on seven acres of secluded woodland and employed his Usonian principles of simplicity and practically that connect to nature. After selling in 2014 to a private buyer for $1.7 million, the Christie House is now on the market for $2.2 million after receiving a new roof and heating system.</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/149956094/designing-around-sea-level-rise-in-new-york Designing around sea-level rise in New York Nicholas Korody 2016-07-05T17:56:00-04:00 >2016-07-31T16:15:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mh/mhr6ad1gu77plmxw.jpg" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Building walls around a city is an idea that is as old as cities themselves. In the Middle Ages, walls were built to keep out invading armies. Now they are built to keep out Mother Nature. [...] As far as walls go, the Big U is designed to be a nice one ("a wall with benefits," as one urban designer puts it). It was one of the winning proposals in Rebuild by Design, a $930 million competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development...</p></em><br /><br /><p>The article describes New York as having more at stake when it comes to sea-level rise than any other city in the world. A bunch of islands in a coastal estuary, New York is uniquely at risk. And, as the largest financial hub in the world with some of the most expensive real estate in the country, the costs of losing entire neighborhoods, such as that around Wall St., are unfathomable.</p><p>For more responses to the risks posed by sea-level rise to New York, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101030520/a-closer-look-into-the-big-u-big-s-winning-proposal-for-rebuild-by-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG's winning proposal for Rebuild By Design</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129173441/rebuild-by-design-wins-innovation-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rebuild by Design Wins Innovation Award</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102558685/relocation-or-adaptation-creating-resilience-against-natural-disaster" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Relocation or Adaptation: Creating resilience against natural disaster</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100960550/u-s-department-of-hud-announces-the-rebuild-by-design-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">U.S. Department of HUD announces the Rebuild By Design winners</a></li></ul>