Archinect - News 2016-07-24T02:59:02-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149958838/architecture-billings-index-in-june-positive-for-fifth-consecutive-month Architecture Billings Index in June positive for fifth consecutive month Alexander Walter 2016-07-20T13:08:00-04:00 >2016-07-20T13:09:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/th/thatzpar592r4qf5.jpg" width="514" height="358" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Buoyed by increasing levels of demand across all project types, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) was positive in June for the fifth consecutive month. [...] The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the June ABI score was 52.6, down from the mark of 53.1 in the previous month. This score still reflects an increase in design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry index was 58.6, down from a reading of 60.1 the previous month.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The AIA reports these key ABI highlights for the month of June:</p><ul><li>Regional averages: South (55.5), West (54.1), Northeast (51.8), Midwest (48.2)</li><li>Sector index breakdown: multi-family residential (57.9), institutional (52.7), mixed practice (51.0), commercial / industrial (50.3)</li><li>Project inquiries index: 58.6</li><li>Design contracts index: 49.7</li></ul><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/4496/abi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ABI</a>&nbsp;in previous months on Archinect:</p><ul><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><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941581/architecture-billings-index-concludes-first-quarter-on-continued-positive-note" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Billings Index concludes first quarter on continued positive note</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958556/editor-s-picks-450 Editor's Picks #450 Nam Henderson 2016-07-19T11:27:00-04:00 >2016-07-22T01:16:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qn/qn86jlhmqfs5hdwo.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/patrik_schumacher" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher</a> penned an <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149956426/brexit-a-chance-to-roll-back-the-interventionist-state-and-unleash-entrepreneurial-creativity-op-ed-by-patrik-schumacher" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">op-ed</a>, wherein he makes the case for seeing Brexit as a chance to roll back the interventionist state and unleash entrepreneurial creativity.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> summed up "<em>Filed under, a case for neo/post deregulation and probable reregulation.</em>" For his part architect <a href="http://archinect.com/chriswilliamson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris Williamson</a> responded with his own <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149957963/brexit-exposed-a-britain-divided-and-architects-must-now-redouble-our-efforts-to-be-at-the-forefront-of-quality-and-innovation-op-ed-by-chris-williamson-of-weston-williamson-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">op-ed</a>, wherein he argues British architects/designers "<em>need to redouble our efforts to be at the forefront of quality and innovation...We all have to redouble our efforts to compete for investment from a wider world and not rely on Europe</em>".</p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a> published a two (<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149955321/the-whistleblower-architects-surveillance-infrastructure-and-freedom-of-information-according-to-cryptome-part-1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1</a> &amp; <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149956364/the-whistleblower-architects-surveillance-infrastructure-and-freedom-of-information-according-to-cryptome-part-2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2</a>) part interview with Deborah Natsios and John Young (of Natsios-Young Architects) behind the twenty year old project, Cryptome (and sister archive Cartome).&nbsp;The two are interested "<em>in decentralized zones where architecture and public infrastructures intersect</em>", democratic society, "<em>the corrosive apparatus of national security secrecy</em>" and how surveillance operates "<em>in the city?</em>"...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958345/liverpool-waterfront-heritage-status-at-risk-as-mayor-rejects-un-plea Liverpool waterfront heritage status at risk as mayor rejects UN plea kplatzgummer 2016-07-18T13:08:00-04:00 >2016-07-18T13:09:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ei/eiz8u925z5at90u1.jpg" width="514" height="307" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The world heritage site status of Liverpool&rsquo;s waterfront is in jeopardy after the city&rsquo;s mayor, Joe Anderson, rejected a plea by UN cultural chiefs to halt development in the city [...] Anderson said he would be writing to the UN body informing it that the city would not be complying with its request [...] Heritage campaigners recently went to court in a fight to stop the demolition of 10 historic buildings near Liverpool Lime Street station in the buffer zone.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More Liverpool-related architecture news on archinect:</p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149949440/riba-set-to-open-national-architecture-centre-in-liverpool" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA set to open national architecture centre in Liverpool</a></p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/148270911/turning-the-ugliest-building-in-liverpool-into-an-exemplar-of-public-health" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turning the &ldquo;ugliest building in Liverpool&rdquo; into an exemplar of public health</a></p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/142830022/assemble-wins-turner-prize-becoming-first-architects-to-win-uk-s-most-prestigious-art-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Assemble wins Turner Prize, becoming first architects to win "UK's most prestigious art prize"</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958163/boyle-heights-activists-want-all-art-galleries-to-gtfo-of-their-neighborhood Boyle Heights activists want all art galleries to GTFO of their neighborhood Justine Testado 2016-07-15T17:57:00-04:00 >2016-07-19T12:35:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kw/kwq64eauwim9ky4z.jpg" width="514" height="319" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"We&rsquo;re not against art or culture," [says Boyle Heights activist Maga Miranda.] "...But the art galleries are part of a broader effort by planners and politicians and developers who want to artwash gentrification." "We&rsquo;re saying that they need to make a bigger effort to amplify the voices of the people that are gonna be most affected by this, and that doesn&rsquo;t happen to be artists in this situation. It happens to be people who can&rsquo;t afford to live here anymore."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Amid widespread gentrification in LA, activists in Boyle Heights have been scrutinizing the art galleries that set up shop there in recent years &mdash; including significant spaces like Self Help Graphics, which helped put the Eastside neighborhood on the cultural map.&nbsp;While activists want to prevent developers from taking control and &ldquo;artwashing gentrification&rdquo;, some gallery owners have expressed mixed reactions. The debate gets even more convoluted considering that some activists are also working artists.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149949634/5-myths-about-gentrification-according-to-a-gsapp-urban-planning-professor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5 myths about gentrification, according to a GSAPP urban planning professor</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943937/a-telltale-sign-of-gentrification-in-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A telltale sign of gentrification in Los Angeles</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941499/how-a-group-of-boyle-heights-residents-are-fighting-gentrification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How a group of Boyle Heights residents are fighting gentrification</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143132832/how-l-a-can-reboot-its-creative-economy-so-artists-can-actually-live-in-town" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How L.A. can reboot its "creative economy" so artists can actually live in town</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958136/cutting-out-the-real-estate-middle-man-a-closer-look-at-self-builds Cutting out the (real estate) middle man: a closer look at Self-Builds Alexander Walter 2016-07-15T13:46:00-04:00 >2016-07-22T05:10:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c3/c35318ba8fd0ce3fabd59f33809ac0f8.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s not a new argument to say that cities are increasingly morphing from social configurations to investment vehicles. [...] &ldquo;Self-builds&rdquo;, &ldquo;Baugruppen&rdquo;, and &ldquo;zelfbouw&rdquo; are just a few ways to define variations of building-it-yourself (BIY), whether done individually or as a collective. The end users (who are the commissioners), together with architects, decide on the design of their homes, and then take care of the construction themselves or have contractors do it.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149956435/it-s-the-culture-stupid-curatorial-statement-for-the-international-architecture-biennale-rotterdam-from-executive-director-george-brugmans" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">It's the Culture, Stupid: curatorial statement for the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, from executive director George Brugmans</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957948/reinhold-martin-hosts-contentious-house-housing-panel-provoking-discussion-on-inequality-real-estate-and-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Reinhold Martin hosts contentious 'House Housing' panel, provoking discussion on inequality, real estate and architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149951467/halfway-there-the-limits-to-aravena-s-social-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Halfway there? The limits to Aravena's social housing</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957713/google-acquires-linkedin-s-hq-in-huge-unexpected-property-swap Google acquires LinkedIn's HQ in huge, unexpected property swap Justine Testado 2016-07-13T18:13:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T19:46:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1o/1onxmola6x960ers.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Google and LinkedIn] announced a large, surprising property swap encompassing over three million square feet of existing and future real estate... From Google, LinkedIn is picking up seven buildings...In return, Google is getting LinkedIn&rsquo;s Mountain View headquarters office and...four different surrounding properties that enable Google to follow through on its ambitious plan for a new, green, crazy-futurist campus.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Following an unsuccessful bid <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126833043/google-loses-to-linkedin-in-silicon-valley-hq-pitch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">last year</a>, this is good news for Google as they continue to push toward making their dream campus a reality.&nbsp;Unleash the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126826379/new-googleplex-will-be-built-by-robots" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;crabots&rdquo;</a>.</p><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122201296/archinect-sessions-episode-19-don-t-be-evil-don-t-throw-stones" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions Episode #19: Don't be Evil, Don't Throw Stones</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126833043/google-loses-to-linkedin-in-silicon-valley-hq-pitch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google loses to LinkedIn in Silicon Valley HQ pitch</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126826379/new-googleplex-will-be-built-by-robots" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Googleplex will be built by robots</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121746764/google-unveils-big-heatherwick-studios-collaboration-for-new-campus-master-plan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google Unveils BIG + Heatherwick Studios Collaboration for New Campus Master Plan</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957412/architecture-for-humanity-is-being-sued-for-3m-for-mismanaging-funds Architecture for Humanity is being sued for $3M for mismanaging funds Nicholas Korody 2016-07-12T13:07:00-04:00 >2016-07-15T14:23:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/id/id4oxw8vyf3ygqjn.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The founders and board members of Architecture for Humanity (AFH), the influential and accoladed non-profit organization, is being sued for $3M for alleged mismanagement of funds, according to an exclusive report published by <a href="http://www.architecturalrecord.com/articles/11787" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Record</a>. The report helps shed light on the circumstances under which the non-profit closed down last year.</p><p>Among those named in the lawsuit, which was filed on June 10, are the founders Cameron Sinclair and Kate Stohr, both paid employees, and the 10 volunteer members of the board of directors, including the former head of the American Institute of Architects Clark Manus and architect Toshiko Mori.</p><p>According the lawsuit, AFH acted with "gross negligence", misappropriating restricted funds &ndash; donations made with specific caveats as to their use &ndash; in order to pay overhead such as executive salaries and promotional expenses.</p><p>The lawsuit alleges that AFH "completely disregarded the &lsquo;restricted&rsquo; and &lsquo;unrestricted&rsquo; nature of the funds and began a wholesale ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957192/creative-currency-post-brexit-mark-middleton-of-grimshaw-weighs-the-good-and-bad-for-uk-firms-as-split-with-eu-looms-on-one-to-one-30 Creative Currency, post-Brexit: Mark Middleton of Grimshaw weighs the good and bad for UK firms as split with EU looms, on One-to-One #30 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-11T15:31:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T17:41:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dz/dzthyxvwae2ij3mc.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Mark Middleton, partner at <a href="http://archinect.com/grimshaw" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grimshaw</a> in London, has been facing the Brexit decision's aftermath like <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953793/architects-react-to-shocking-eu-referendum-result" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">many of his architecture-compatriots</a>&mdash;with positive pragmatism. While prominent architecture and design professionals lent their <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937278/say-no-to-a-brexit-says-david-chipperfield" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">support to the "Remain" campaign</a>, they now have little choice but to #keepcalmandcarryon, while carefully reevaluating how ties with the European Union could affect business, as well as London as a design capital.</p><p>Middleton joined me on One-to-One to sort through the current mood for practitioners in the UK, and the effects Brexit could have on architecture projects and policy in the years to come.</p><p>Find more Brexit news <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/729153/brexit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/670405/one-to-one" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One</a>&nbsp;#30 with&nbsp;<strong>Mark Middleton</strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/neil-denari/id1057340260?i=356797877" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen&nbsp;and subscribe to the new&nbsp;"Archinect Sessions One-to-One" podcast</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://onetoone.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://onetoone.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/onetoone/One_to_One_Episode_30_Mark_Middleton.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/149956742/post-brexit-pessimism-causes-precautionary-job-losses Post-Brexit pessimism causes precautionary job losses Eleanor Marshall 2016-07-09T04:05:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T15:53:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dp/dparv1b71dluc6q2.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With the construction industry expected to be the <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/jul/04/construction-first-casualty-brexit-housebuilders-jitters-eu-referendum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">first casualty</a>&nbsp;of Brexit, leading architecture firms in the UK <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/29494805/make-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Make</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/69207773/sheppard-robson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sheppard Robson</a>&nbsp;and<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/61784367/bdp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> BDP</a> have already started to react to the uncertainties in the construction industry. In February of this year it was reported that housebuilding in the UK hit a <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/money/2016/feb/25/uk-housebuilding-new-homes-construction-high-2008" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">seven-year high</a>, as the construction industry was steadily recovering from the last recession. However, post-Brexit uncertainty has caused a crisis of confidence, prompting large firms to take precautionary measures against the loss of projects and a lull in construction.</p><p>It may seem as if optimism has been exchanged for pessimism by some big firms, however the actual impact on the architectural profession in the UK in the next few years remains open to speculation. Uncertainty based on assumptions could lead to a self fulfilling prophecy within the industry, as no one really know what will happen if the UK leaves the EU. Speaking to <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/07/07/brexit-crisis-job-losses-project-uncertainty-architecture-construction-industry/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dezeen</a>, Simon Allford of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/69207772/allford-hall-monaghan-morris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AHMM</a>&nbsp;respond states practically...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956785/los-angeles-selects-hdr-to-manage-its-1-4-billion-sidewalk-repair-program Los Angeles selects HDR to manage its $1.4 Billion Sidewalk Repair Program Alexander Walter 2016-07-08T14:14:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T15:58:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hp/hpyrhy2v8xj09fe4.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The city of Los Angeles has selected HDR to serve as program manager for the next three years for its robust Sidewalk Repair Program. The 30-year, $1.4 billion program aims to repair sidewalks to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and ensure universal access for all Angelenos. The second largest city in the U.S., Los Angeles is home to roughly 11,000 miles of sidewalks, many of which hinder passage because of cracks, buckles and bulging tree roots.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117424438/why-los-angeles-is-struggling-to-fix-thousands-of-miles-of-sidewalks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why Los Angeles is struggling to fix thousands of miles of sidewalks</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149956563/michael-maltzan-proposes-greening-l-a-s-134-freeway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Maltzan proposes greening L.A.'s 134 freeway</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149956345/alissa-walker-imagines-a-utopian-los-angeles-in-2056" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alissa Walker imagines a "utopian" Los Angeles in 2056</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/149956719/plans-unveiled-to-save-aberdeen-home-of-mitsubishi-founder Plans unveiled to save Aberdeen home of Mitsubishi founder kplatzgummer 2016-07-08T09:50:00-04:00 >2016-07-18T05:10:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tx/txim3t9gbw2jxlql.jpg" width="514" height="291" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A top businessman has offered to help restore the home of [Thomas Blake Glover] a Scottish pioneer who became one of the most famous merchants in Japan [...] If anything can be done to restore Glover House we will be prepared to do it and we have made an offer to contribute to the house reopening in his memory [...] the building would be turned into an &ldquo;ideas hub&rdquo;, which could be used to strengthen business links with Japan - with a particular focus on the oil and gas industry.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The home of Thomas Blake Glover in Japan gets 2 million (!) visitors a year and is an important heritage site,&nbsp;representative for the scottish-japanese history of industrialisation.The Glover's house in Aberdeen is in a reversed situation.&nbsp;It has fallen into a state of disrepair and is in desperate need of restoration. Now, the Founder of the Thomas Blake Glover Foundation, Anne Malcolm, welcomed the proposed renovation work. She said: &ldquo;It is very important that the Glover House should be kept for posterity as it&rsquo;s very important historically."</p><p>There have been no serious historical dramatisations of Glover&rsquo;s remarkable life and role in the Japanese history. Glover, equipped with enthusiasm for his modernising energy, had the willingness to act and negotiate in unfamiliar and dangerous surroundings in late 19th century Japan. The preservation project in Aberdeen aims to keep a architectural record of this famous Scot.</p><p>More informations Thomas Blake Glover offer an essay and a documenta...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956626/property-funds-suspend-trading-in-biggest-seize-up-since-financial-crisis Property funds suspend trading in biggest seize-up since financial crisis kplatzgummer 2016-07-08T03:25:00-04:00 >2016-07-18T05:07:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q2/q2i2lf0vhbtgl8gw.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Property funds worth &pound;18 billion have stopped trading after Brexit sent a chill through the commercial property market. [...] The fear was that too many property investors would try to take their money out at once, forcing fund managers to sell properties at a loss. [...] The Bank of England has warned that the share prices of UK real estate investment trusts have fallen sharply following the referendum.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more about the effects of Brexit on archinect:</p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149957192/creative-currency-post-brexit-mark-middleton-of-grimshaw-weighs-the-good-and-bad-for-uk-firms-as-split-with-eu-looms-on-one-to-one-30" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Creative Currency, post-Brexit</a></p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149956742/post-brexit-pessimism-causes-precautionary-job-losses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Post-Brexit pessimism causes precautionary job losses</a></p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149955508/after-brexit-the-priority-for-the-government-at-this-time-will-not-be-big-sexy-projects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">After Brexit, &ldquo;the priority for the government at this time will not be big sexy projects&rdquo;</a></p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149953793/architects-react-to-shocking-eu-referendum-result" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects react to shocking EU referendum result</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956294/yulio-offers-architects-a-diy-virtual-reality-platform Yulio offers architects a DIY Virtual Reality platform Sponsor 2016-07-07T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-07-13T10:49:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xy/xyv1xfvhoo5nhrfm.jpg" width="514" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="https://www.yulio.com/?utm_source=Archinect%20Editorial%201&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=Archinect%20Editorial%201" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/48/48mtx6nymobdtk3m.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="https://www.yulio.com/?utm_source=Archinect%20Editorial%201&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=Archinect%20Editorial%201" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yulio</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><strong>AN INTRODUCTION TO VIRTUAL REALITY </strong></p><p>Though Virtual Reality (VR) is yet to truly break into the mainstream consumer market, it&rsquo;s an industry <strong>growing at breakneck speed.</strong></p><p>With Deloitte Global predicting a <a href="http://www2.deloitte.com/global/en/pages/technology-media-and-telecommunications/articles/tmt-pred16-media-virtual-reality-billion-dollar-niche.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">$1bn year</a> for the VR industry this year, and Digi Capital estimating it to <a href="http://www.digi-capital.com/news/2015/04/augmentedvirtual-reality-to-hit-150-billion-disrupting-mobile-by-2020/#.V3q8qbgrKUk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">hit $30bn by 2020</a>, it won&rsquo;t be long before <strong>VR is in the hands of millions of consumers worldwide.</strong></p><p>Yet though initial traction for the industry has been centered around the gaming and entertainment communities, <strong>VR is making serious headway as a tool for health, education, and business.</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>VIRTUAL REALITY FOR ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIOR DESIGN </strong></p><p>For an architect or designer, viewing an image of a 3D space is enough to fully visualize the space around them. Yet this is not the case for the clients, who typically lack this ability. Yulio aims to bridge this communication gap through VR technology.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vd/vdiwim15x61q9cg7.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;Virtual Reality technology transforms crucial aspects of the client-engagement experience b...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149955633/texas-has-more-design-dialogue-going-on-than-denver Texas has more design dialogue going on than Denver Nam Henderson 2016-07-03T13:29:00-04:00 >2016-07-05T09:42:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gf/gfk7eccvzr4bi2dp.jpg" width="514" height="229" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Who will replace the voices of architects like Jeff Sheppard, Gary Desmond and Brian Klipp? Before us, it was George Hoover, Cab Childress and Peter Dominick. They were all incredibly passionate about architecture</p></em><br /><br /><p>A survey of current industry conditions in Denver. As a result of;&nbsp;M&amp;A activity, a generational transition and changing firm culture, there is a concern for the next generation of engaged civic leadership.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149955450/how-long-until-amazon-conquers-downtown-seattle How long until Amazon conquers downtown Seattle? Justine Testado 2016-07-01T15:35:00-04:00 >2016-07-03T18:06:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ov/ovoj9mgjor6ykkua.jpg" width="514" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When its spheres and three surrounding towers are completed, [Amazon] will have 10 million square feet of office space in Seattle, more than 15 percent of the city's inventory, on a campus that occupies more than 10 square blocks. That will provide space for Amazon to more than double in size, to 50,000 Seattle workers in the next decade...The spheres, designed by architecture firm NBBJ, are Amazon's boldest statement yet in the first project it's building from the ground up.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/80087624/nbbj-s-biosphere-design-for-amazon-seattle-hq-becomes-even-more-organic" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NBBJ's biosphere design for Amazon Seattle HQ becomes even more organic</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/73646965/nbbj-designs-biospheres-for-amazon-s-seattle-headquarters" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NBBJ designs biospheres for Amazon's Seattle headquarters</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944052/this-drone-video-takes-you-on-a-fascinating-flight-through-the-guts-of-seattle-s-bertha-tunneling-machine" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This drone video takes you on a fascinating flight through the guts of Seattle's Bertha tunneling machine</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149955404/us-construction-spending-falls-for-second-month-in-a-row US construction spending falls for second month in a row Nicholas Korody 2016-07-01T13:01:00-04:00 >2016-07-01T14:29:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wk/wkay4ksj2vnlr5ui.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>According to a <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-economy-construction-idUSKCN0ZH53Q?feedType=RSS&amp;feedName=topNews&amp;utm_source=twitter&amp;utm_medium=Social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">report</a> from Reuters, construction spending fell in American for the second month in a row, following a steep 2% drop in April. April's drop was the largest since January 2011.&nbsp;</p><p>The US Commerce Department states that May construction spending dropped 0.8%.&nbsp;The drop indicates that "the growth outlook is still mixed as the effects of Britain's decision to leave the European Union become more apparent."</p><p>"Private construction spending fell by 0.3 percent after a downwardly revised 1.9 percent fall in April," Reuters reports.</p><p>Public spending dropped 2.3%, primarily in state and local projects, which account for the largest segment of public sector construction spending. Meanwhile, federal construction spending rose 7.5%.</p><p>For more economic updates, check out some recent news stories:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953807/riba-release-a-statement-following-eu-referendum-result" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA release a statement following EU referendum result</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><li><a href="http://Why%20American%20infrastructure%20funding%20keeps%20facing%20such%20an%20uphill%20battle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why Ameri...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954325/san-francisco-could-face-class-warfare-if-it-doesn-t-fix-its-economic-inequality San Francisco could face "class warfare" if it doesn't fix its economic inequality Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-27T15:31:00-04:00 >2016-06-28T12:10:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jb/jbht03mxggqcz45n.jpg" width="514" height="298" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If causal factors leading to housing unaffordability are not resolved over multiple generations, the social stratification will start to resemble countries like Russia, where a small elite control a vast share of the country&rsquo;s total wealth. The result? A society where the threat of class warfare would loom large. [...] San Francisco and the Bay Area have long been committed to values which embrace inclusivity and counterculture. To see these values fraying so publicly adds insult to injury</p></em><br /><br /><p>More from San Francisco's housing crisis on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="What these &ldquo;pre-rent control&rdquo; stats might reveal about SF's soaring housing costs" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945853/what-these-pre-rent-control-stats-might-reveal-about-sf-s-soaring-housing-costs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What these &ldquo;pre-rent control&rdquo; stats might reveal about SF's soaring housing costs</a></li><li><a title="Bay Area media ban together for homelessness advocacy" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945541/bay-area-media-ban-together-for-homelessness-advocacy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bay Area media ban together for homelessness advocacy</a></li><li><a title="Don't blame the tech bros: SF's housing crisis is bonkers because of zoning, not startups" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942330/don-t-blame-the-tech-bros-sf-s-housing-crisis-is-bonkers-because-of-zoning-not-startups" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Don't blame the tech bros: SF's housing crisis is bonkers because of zoning, not startups</a></li><li><a title='Man living in plywood "pod" in SF apartment told to knock it off by housing inspector' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940696/man-living-in-plywood-pod-in-sf-apartment-told-to-knock-it-off-by-housing-inspector" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Man living in plywood "pod" in SF apartment told to knock it off by housing inspector</a></li><li><a title="Exceeding height restrictions to break a housing logjam in San Francisco" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137879810/exceeding-height-restrictions-to-break-a-housing-logjam-in-san-francisco" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Exceeding height restrictions to break a housing logjam in San Francisco</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953807/riba-release-a-statement-following-eu-referendum-result RIBA release a statement following EU referendum result Ellen Hancock 2016-06-24T12:38:00-04:00 >2016-07-02T00:37:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c5/c5ovlsly4ml7k6ng.jpg" width="514" height="194" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>RIBA President Jane Duncan said:</strong></p><p><em>&ldquo;The RIBA is a global organisation that supports its members, validates schools of architecture and champions the importance of a quality built environment around the world. UK architecture talent is incredibly resilient and we will continue to ensure that our profession has a bright future, whatever the operating environment.</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;Clearly there is uncertainty about the timescales and impact on a range of issues important to our industry including free movement in the EU for architects as well as students, trading and material sourcing, inward investment relationships, EU procurement rules and the effect on the construction sector if restrictions are placed on EU migration.</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;In common with other UK businesses and organisations, the RIBA is assessing the short and longer term effect of the withdrawal on our members and the Institute and we will provide further guidance in due course.</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;Most importantly, we will work with colleagues in industry and government t...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953793/architects-react-to-shocking-eu-referendum-result Architects react to shocking EU referendum result Ellen Hancock 2016-06-24T11:02:00-04:00 >2016-07-04T11:19:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/og/ogtzjyn0r9soc39l.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>All the progress we have made will now be put on hold and the government&rsquo;s attention will be diverted while we try and work out how to deal with Brexit. - Rob Naybour, Weston Williamson + Partners</p></em><br /><br /><p>Today marks a historic turning point for the UK and European Union - the UK has voted to quit the EU. What lays ahead no one is really sure; Cameron has already resigned this morning and discussions for a second Scottish referendum have begun.&nbsp;</p><p>The majority within the architecture industry have strongly and vocally supported the Remain campaign celebrating the integral role the EU has played in inspiring and funding creative projects, free movement and the benefits of an internal single market. Most importantly community; a community based on respect and support that derived from the desolate situation after World War Two that at its core believed in humanity.</p><p>The referendum has revealed some alarming results about the state of the UK, a very clearly divided country. However the decision has been made and we must now face up to these consequences, we must now address what kind of a nation we want to be.</p><p>We asked top architects for their reactions to the result and how they think it wil...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953248/architecture-billings-index-reaches-highest-score-in-nearly-a-year Architecture Billings Index reaches highest score in nearly a year Alexander Walter 2016-06-22T14:21:00-04:00 >2016-06-30T21:00:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o0/o0hik29wl1zyylep.jpg" width="514" height="359" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Led by a still active multi-family housing market and sustained by solid levels of demand for new commercial and retail properties, the Architecture Billings Index has accelerated to its highest score in nearly a year. [...] May ABI score was 53.1, up sharply from the mark of 50.6 in the previous month. This score reflects an increase in design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry index was 60.1, up from a reading of 56.9 the previous month.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The AIA states these key ABI highlights for the month of May:</p><ul><li>Regional averages: West (53.8), South (53.7), Northeast (51.2), Midwest (49.9)</li><li>Sector index breakdown: multi-family residential (53.7), institutional (53.0), commercial / industrial (51.0), mixed practice (51.0),</li><li>Project inquiries index: 60.1</li><li>Design contracts index: 52.8</li></ul><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/4496/abi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ABI</a>&nbsp;in previous months on Archinect:</p><ul><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><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941581/architecture-billings-index-concludes-first-quarter-on-continued-positive-note" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Billings Index concludes first quarter on continued positive note</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936152/architecture-billings-index-slightly-up-in-february-at-50-3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Billings Index slightly up in February at 50.3</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953176/tell-us-what-does-the-eu-referendum-means-to-you Tell us what does the EU referendum means to you Ellen Hancock 2016-06-22T11:33:00-04:00 >2016-06-24T02:11:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v7/v7oes5siqyyqrbcy.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>According to a recent poll by the AJ 78% of architects want Britain to remain in the EU. &nbsp;In May David Chipperfield, Richard Rogers, Amanda Levete, and Thomas Heatherwick were among many prolific industry professionals who vocalised their decision to back the remain campaign with an open letter published in the Telegraph.&nbsp;</p><p>With less than 24 hours before voting begins is this percentage still the same? &nbsp;How will the referendum and aftermath affect the industry? And why are you voting to remain or leave? We want to know what you <a href="https://docs.google.com/a/archinect.com/forms/d/1KGDiiSRkf7wdJoaKD9gWVzeVcAnXkvabDXWUx1LbL_4/viewform" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">think.</a>&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953091/los-angeles-sues-property-owner-who-allegedly-evicted-tenants-for-airbnb-flip Los Angeles sues property owner who allegedly evicted tenants for Airbnb flip Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-21T17:31:00-04:00 >2016-06-21T21:06:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p1/p14715ch07c5zega.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>City attorney Mike Feuer has filed criminal charges against Carol Jean Alsman, a local property owner, for allegedly forcing out tenants in rent-controlled units and then listing the units for rent on Airbnb. [...] [Feuer&rsquo;s] office has lodged civil complaints against three other Los Angeles property owners for allegedly using their buildings as illegal hotels [...] &ldquo;In a city with a profound shortage of affordable housing, unlawfully converting rental units to operate hotels has got to stop&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="After allegations of racial discrimination and #AirbnbWhileBlack fallout, Airbnb looks inward" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149949227/after-allegations-of-racial-discrimination-and-airbnbwhileblack-fallout-airbnb-looks-inward" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">After allegations of racial discrimination and #AirbnbWhileBlack fallout, Airbnb looks inward</a></li><li><a title="Airbnb invests in a blockchain future" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940504/airbnb-invests-in-a-blockchain-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airbnb invests in a blockchain future</a></li><li><a title='Airbnb intentionally misconstrued data to "garner good press", according to new report' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148424326/airbnb-intentionally-misconstrued-data-to-garner-good-press-according-to-new-report" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airbnb intentionally misconstrued data to "garner good press", according to new report</a></li><li><a title="Barcelona plans shakedown scheme against unlicensed Airbnb apartments to curb tourism boom" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134651275/barcelona-plans-shakedown-scheme-against-unlicensed-airbnb-apartments-to-curb-tourism-boom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barcelona plans shakedown scheme against unlicensed Airbnb apartments to curb tourism boom</a></li><li><a title="Airbnb to collect taxes in Paris" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135130016/airbnb-to-collect-taxes-in-paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airbnb to collect taxes in Paris</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952948/the-genesis-of-tate-modern The genesis of Tate Modern Ellen Hancock 2016-06-21T12:06:00-04:00 >2016-06-29T00:28:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eh/ehj6k1jda1kv9gig.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When we first visited Bankside Power Station for the original Tate Modern competition in 1994, it seemed like the castle in Sleeping Beauty &ndash; an enormous urban mountain that was completely overgrown, surrounded by barbed wire and prickly roses, as if protecting the hidden beauty inside. It seemed dangerous. It is totally unimaginable now, but this was a huge chunk of the city that was totally excluded from public life, set back behind high walls.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more on the Tate Modern:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149952629/a-look-around-the-new-tate-modern-extension" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A look around the new Tate Modern extension</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149952024/we-can-t-sneer-at-developers-herzog-de-meuron-examine-london-s-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"We can't sneer at developers": Herzog &amp; de Meuron examine London's future</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149946793/first-look-inside-tate-modern-s-new-extension" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First look inside Tate Modern's new Extension</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952955/make-architects-design-37-storey-new-office-tower-for-city-of-london Make architects design 37-storey new office tower for City of London Ellen Hancock 2016-06-21T12:04:00-04:00 >2016-06-29T00:28:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sf/sf3w4kxkz9n7rkre.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Brookfield is to build a new 700,000 ft2, 37-storey tower in the City of London - and work could begin as early as 2018. Designed by architect Make the plans for the proposed office tower at 1 Leadenhall feature a 9,600 ft2 public terrace with winter garden overlooking the historic Leadenhall Market. The tower will provide 538,000 ft2 of office space plus 51,500 ft2 of retail space on the first three floors.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more UK news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149952629/a-look-around-the-new-tate-modern-extension" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A look around the new Tate Modern extension</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149952296/how-elevators-could-fix-the-affordable-housing-crisis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How elevators could fix the affordable housing crisis</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149952258/with-eu-referendum-fast-approaching-rem-koolhaas-speaks-out-against-brexit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">With EU Referendum fast approaching, Rem Koolhaas speaks out against 'Brexit'</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149952133/so-much-more-than-an-engineer-ove-arup-gets-his-first-museum-retrospective" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"So much more than an engineer": Ove Arup gets his first museum retrospective</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952348/russian-government-wants-to-build-its-own-hyperloop-with-china-s-help Russian government wants to build its own Hyperloop, with China's help Justine Testado 2016-06-17T18:00:00-04:00 >2016-06-18T11:48:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ew/ewqu3hj65xokmt62.jpg" width="514" height="268" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The government of Russia has announced a desire to build a 70km Hyperloop line on its Pacific Coast to link the port of Zarubino with China&rsquo;s Jilin province, but wants China to help fund it. The link would be part of Russia&rsquo;s plan to develop a series of transport corridors between its Primorye region and northeast China...The project&rsquo;s cost has been estimated at about $500m...the ministry would try to interest China in co-financing the link as part of its Silk Road grand strategy.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947131/hyperloop-as-transportation-s-new-girlfriend-mysterious-unencumbered-exciting-expensive" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'Hyperloop as transportation&rsquo;s new girlfriend: mysterious, unencumbered, exciting, expensive.'</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944742/bjarke-ingels-group-aecom-join-forces-with-hyperloop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels Group + AECOM join forces with Hyperloop</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944419/hyperloop-hopefuls-turn-to-passive-maglev-technology" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyperloop hopefuls turn to 'passive' maglev technology</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147190059/mit-and-tu-delft-emerge-victorious-at-hyperloop-competition-elon-musk-drops-hint-about-electric-jets" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT and TU Delft emerge victorious at Hyperloop competition; Elon Musk drops hint about "electric jets"</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952024/we-can-t-sneer-at-developers-herzog-de-meuron-examine-london-s-future "We can't sneer at developers": Herzog & de Meuron examine London's future Julia Ingalls 2016-06-16T12:35:00-04:00 >2016-06-18T22:42:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vh/vhqg44abu0eyo83w.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In London, though the Tate is now finished, there is other work to be done... "We can&rsquo;t sneer at developers," says Herzog. "They are the ones who will increasingly dominate the shaping of our cities. But we should try to convince them to add accessibility for everyone. To ask, can we do it better?"</p></em><br /><br /><p>Now that they've completed the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946793/first-look-inside-tate-modern-s-new-extension" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tate Modern extension</a>, what's next for Herzog &amp; de Meuron? In this piece, trilingual biking-afocidionado Jacques Herzog speculates on the architectural future of London, and his firm's potential (developer-positive) role in it.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mj/mjh5gqf9vhld5zx3.jpg"></p><p>Herzog &amp; de Meuron, in the news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149949342/herzog-de-meuron-s-schaudepot-opens-at-the-vitra-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; De Meuron's Schaudepot opens at the Vitra Campus</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945806/herzog-and-de-meuron-in-conversation-with-rowan-moore" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog and de Meuron in conversation with Rowan Moore</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934394/in-tokyo-brand-name-stores-by-brand-name-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Tokyo, Brand-Name Stores by Brand-Name Architects</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149951735/london-revives-co-housing London revives co-housing Ellen Hancock 2016-06-15T10:28:00-04:00 >2016-06-18T20:39:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8a/8a9676d51c53bdb81f99e0cbd3bc10fc.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As rents spiral in London, one company is proposing a solution. The Collective is a new block of apartments that acts like a giant shared house: small private bedrooms with communal laundry, kitchens, spa, cinema and workspaces &hellip; and some covert matchmaking by the managers. Our series on the global revolution in urban living goes inside the modern-day boarding house</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read related articles here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149950492/manchester-s-economic-boom-threatens-its-cultural-identity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manchester's economic boom threatens its cultural identity</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149947731/to-live-in-london-you-can-t-be-a-londoner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">To live in London you can't be a Londoner</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149947505/london-fails-to-achieve-any-targets-for-affordable-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London fails to achieve any targets for affordable housing</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149951224/apple-s-spaceship-campus-by-the-numbers-including-an-estimated-5b-price-tag Apple's spaceship campus, by the numbers (including an estimated $5b price tag) Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-13T15:21:00-04:00 >2016-06-13T15:21:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sg/sg08mtfrwvxong82.jpg" width="514" height="279" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Spaceship, as many have nicknamed it, is over one mile in circumference&mdash;that's wider than the Pentagon. When it&rsquo;s completed later this year it will house 13,000 employees [...] Campus 2 will run entirely on clean energy, powered by renewable sources. But what&rsquo;s really grabbed our attention are the thousands of panels of curved window panes&mdash;the largest pieces of structural glass ever made [...] Equally cool are the 60,000 pounds of hollow concrete slabs that allow the building to &ldquo;breathe&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to&nbsp;<em>PopSci</em>, here are some integral stats to Apple's new "spaceship" Campus 2, set to finish later this year:</p><ul><li><strong>176</strong>: Acres the new Campus will occupy</li><li><strong>1.23 million</strong>: Square footage of glass involved in the project</li><li><strong>3,000</strong>: Approximate total number of glass panes used</li><li><strong>7,000</strong>: Weight, in pounds, of the heaviest panes of vertical glass</li><li><strong>4,300</strong>: Concrete slabs needed for the floor and ceiling</li><li><strong>60,000</strong>: How many pounds the heaviest concrete slabs weigh</li><li><strong>75</strong>: Percentage of renewable energy that campus itself will produce during peak daytime hours</li><li><strong>16</strong>: Megawatts of power produced by rooftop solar panels</li><li><strong>5 billion</strong>: Total cost, in dollars, this project is reported to approximately cost (Apple declined to comment on an official figure)</li></ul><p>Watch <em>PopSci&nbsp;</em>tour the construction site below:&nbsp;</p><p><br>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="What does a $1 million dollar staircase look like?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149948820/what-does-a-1-million-dollar-staircase-look-like" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What does a $1 million dollar staircase look like?</a></li><li><a title="Check out the latest 4K drone footage of the new Apple campus" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938303/check-out-the-latest-4k-drone-footage-of-the-new-apple-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check out the latest 4K drone footage of the new Apple campus</a></li><li><a title="Construction update: More (unofficial) drone footage of Apple's spaceship campus" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135672288/construction-update-more-unofficial-drone-footage-of-apple-s-spaceship-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Construction update: More (unofficial) drone footage of Apple's spaceship campus</a></li><li><a title="Apple's spaceship campus being built to iPhone standards" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131560903/apple-s-spaceship-campus-being-built-to-iphone-standards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple's spaceship ...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950809/museum-of-london-design-shortlist-revealed Museum of London design shortlist revealed Ellen Hancock 2016-06-10T14:41:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T20:00:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/81/81cy71b48j566whh.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Smithfield market will be the museum&rsquo;s new home, but which architectural vision should shape its future: the eye-catching one, the ghostly one, the corporate one &hellip; or the one that rings alarm bells? Little detail has been revealed about the shortlisted schemes, which will go on public exhibition from 10 June to 5 August with a winner chosen by an expert panel later this summer.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mb/mbdnt8zvpx7i6eoo.jpg"></p><p>Curb your cultural curiosities with the articles below:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149950585/inside-asif-khan-s-serpentine-pavilion-summer-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inside Asif Khan's Serpentine Pavilion Summer House</a></p></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149948715/london-s-natural-history-museum-to-create-outdoor-exhibition-spaces" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's Natural History Museum to create outdoor exhibition spaces</a></li><li><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149938084/shortlist-for-new-museum-of-london-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shortlist for new Museum of London revealed</a></p></li></ul>