Archinect - News 2016-08-26T02:59:12-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149965336/calming-down-and-speeding-up-in-louisville-with-steven-ward-on-archinect-sessions-78 Calming Down and Speeding Up in Louisville with Steven Ward, on Archinect Sessions #78 Paul Petrunia 2016-08-25T17:48:00-04:00 >2016-08-25T18:28:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8v/8vwey0gtiya178hw.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week's show is dedicated to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/3329/louisville" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Louisville</a>, and we're delighted to share the mic with longtime Archinect favorite <a href="http://archinect.com/stevenward" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Ward</a>. Steven is an architect and partner at <a href="http://archinect.com/studiokremer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Kremer Architects</a>, teacher and architecture critic/cheerleader for the local independent paper <a href="http://www.leoweekly.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LEO Weekly</a>. We discuss his recent writings, in particular his survey of the recently completed <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939697/it-looks-simple-effortless-crisp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Speed Art Museum</a>, and the differences between local architecture criticism vs national criticism. We also find out what's going on with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124433144/oma-to-master-plan-a-food-hub-in-louisville" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA's Food Port project</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 78 of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "Calming Down and Speeding Up in Louisville":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>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://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/archinect/Archinect-Sessions-78.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p><p><strong>Shownotes:</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wt/wttpf4a6p1ftlejh.jpg"><br><a href="http://www.leoweekly.com/leo_author/steven-ward-aia/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven's writings at LEO Weekly</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ob/obtq0b5d4v9tsia1.jpg"><br><a href="http://oma.eu/projects/west-louisville-food-port" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA's pr...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965348/italian-villages-destroyed-by-earthquake-won-t-be-able-to-be-rebuilt Italian villages destroyed by earthquake won't be able to be rebuilt Nicholas Korody 2016-08-25T17:45:00-04:00 >2016-08-25T21:12:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gi/gidtk11vl004c8ym.jpg" width="514" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The head of an influential charity in Italy has said that it is not feasible to rebuild all of the Medieval villages reduced to rubble by yesterday&rsquo;s earthquake, as it would be too costly and the region has been depopulating anyway. Instead, the strategic plan for the mountainous area northeast of Rome should be &ldquo;rethought completely&rdquo;, said Paolo Beccegato, vice director of the Catholic charity Caritas, which has workers assisting in the devastated zone.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit the mountainous area northeast of Rome yesterday morning, affecting 241 towns and killing at least 250 people.</p><p>In related news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941247/death-toll-climbs-to-350-after-powerful-7-8-magnitude-earthquake-hits-ecuador" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Death toll climbs to 350 after powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake hits Ecuador</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940693/a-6-4-magnitude-earthquake-has-just-struck-japan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A 6.4 magnitude earthquake has just struck Japan</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147653406/taiwan-earthquake-tin-cans-found-as-fillers-may-have-caused-high-rise-to-collapse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taiwan earthquake: tin cans found as fillers may have caused high-rise to collapse</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964653/virtual-reality-an-architect-s-1-marketing-and-business-development-tool Virtual Reality: An Architect’s #1 Marketing and Business Development Tool Sponsor 2016-08-25T15:05:00-04:00 >2016-08-25T18:23:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jz/jz2o6nh89jek9m1q.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.yulio.com/?utm_source=Archinect%20Editorial%202&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=Archinect%20Editorial%202" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/ll/lli3ol7lk0ircrfx.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="https://www.yulio.com/?utm_source=Archinect%20Editorial%202&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=Archinect%20Editorial%202" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yulio</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>There&rsquo;s no denying it: Virtual Reality (VR) creates a buzz. It&rsquo;s exciting and attention-grabbing. It attracts and then holds. And keeps holding. Wherever you go, a pair of goggles instantly draws a crowd.</p><p>For businesses in the Architecture and Interior Design industries, VR technology becomes a fantastic&nbsp;<strong>marketing and </strong>business development opportunity.&nbsp;Telling &ndash; or showing &ndash; prospects that you&rsquo;re using VR is great for <strong>sparking conversations</strong> and leaving <strong>lasting first impressions.</strong></p><p>For those interested in or actively experimenting with it VR, here&rsquo;s a few <strong>tips for using this technology as a business development and marketing tool in your business.</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xp/xprvqtje3m834iix.jpg"></p><p><strong>1. Give a great first impression</strong></p><p>Show, don&rsquo;t tell. The best way to explain what VR can do is to simply <strong>hand your client or prospect a pair of goggles. </strong>Pre-load it with a <a href="http://www.yulio.com/gallery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sample space</a>, past projects or perhaps even a 360&deg; &lsquo;before&rsquo; photo, and let them imagine the possibilities for themselves.</p><p>Make sure you <strong>know y...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965286/world-s-longest-and-highest-glass-bridge-opens-in-china World's longest and highest glass bridge opens in China Alexander Walter 2016-08-25T13:55:00-04:00 >2016-08-25T13:58:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8d/8db1ade706cdd37762aea5dba6d7b737.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's touted as the "world's highest and longest" glass-bottom bridge, elegantly stretched between two mountain peaks in central China's Hunan province. And as of this weekend, it's open to visitors. Now, one can walk the 470-yard length of the glass bridge, which is positioned a vertigo-inducing 328 yards above the ground, as China's state-run news agency Xinhua reported. The bridge is located in the Zhangjiajie National Forest [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yc/yc3kwf1zklyrnzz4.jpg"></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128114174/china-announces-world-s-longest-and-highest-glass-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">China announces world's longest and highest glass bridge</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137723119/china-opens-590-foot-high-glass-bottom-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">China opens 590-foot-high glass-bottom bridge</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149960204/now-that-s-a-skywalk-jin-mao-tower-to-open-world-s-highest-fenceless-all-transparent-walkway-in-shanghai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Now THAT's a skywalk! Jin Mao Tower to open world's highest fenceless, all transparent walkway in Shanghai</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138416767/chinese-glass-bottom-walkway-cracks-below-tourists-3-540-feet-above-ground" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chinese glass-bottom walkway cracks below tourists &ndash; 3,540 feet above ground</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965280/los-angeles-urban-core-is-full-unlike-most-other-major-u-s-cities Los Angeles' urban core is full (unlike most other major U.S. cities) Julia Ingalls 2016-08-25T13:39:00-04:00 >2016-08-25T13:40:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4m/4msbjn2a38qyfl67.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This isn't your grandfather's urbanization: population figures in major U.S. cities, which on the whole are on the uptick after declining in the 1960s, are adding residents not to their already built urban cores but rather in the form greenfield sprawl, which makes use of farmland and lightly developed suburban housing tracts. The big exception? Los Angeles, whose urban core <a href="http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2016/07/07/urbanization_has_mostly_meant_growth_in_suburbs_not_center_cities.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Slate</a> pronounces full. Here's more detail from the piece:</p><p><em>A new and illuminating&nbsp;analysis by Yonah Freemark, a project manager at Chicago&rsquo;s Metropolitan Planning Council and the author of the Transport Politic blog&mdash;well worth reading in full&mdash;reveals some important trends in the past half-century of city-building...</em></p><p><em>&nbsp;&ldquo;The average of the 100 largest cities grew by 48 percent overall,&rdquo; Freemark notes. &ldquo;Yet the average&nbsp;city also&nbsp;<em>lost&nbsp;</em>28 percent of its residents within&nbsp;its neighborhoods that were built up in 1960.&rdquo;&nbsp;That&rsquo;s not just true in Youngstown and Detroit, post-industrial Rust Belt cities that have struggled with...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965268/without-the-projects-would-we-have-hip-hop Without the projects would we have hip-hop? Julia Ingalls 2016-08-25T12:44:00-04:00 >2016-08-25T20:01:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i3/i3kena6tjkltv0m7.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Mike Ford, a lead architect for the Universal Hip Hop Museum, has studied and written about the relationship between disastrous urban planning/architecture and the rise of hip hop. Essentially, Ford's argument is that the ghettoization of African Americans in the 20th century via ill-conceived public housing projects created the conditions for the musical art form. As an article in <a href="http://www.vibe.com/2016/08/poor-urban-planning-led-to-hip-hop/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">VIBE</a> puts it:</p><p><em>Grandmaster Flash&rsquo;s &ldquo;The Message&rdquo;, Wutang Clan&rsquo;s &ldquo;S.O.S&rdquo;, and Nas&rsquo;s &ldquo;Project Window&rdquo; demonstrate the importance of understanding the role that these conditions created in influencing hip-hop. &ldquo;Hip-hop lyrics are [filled] with first-hand accounts of living conditions in the projects,&rdquo; Ford states. &ldquo;The hip-hop MC used lyrics to create a dialogue, to give commentary and counterpoints to the modernist vision [that birthed towers like 1520 Sedgwick Ave].&nbsp;The MCs served as a voice for disenfranchised communities and often un-consulted end users of public housing.&rdquo;</em></p><p>More on the intersection between a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965243/a-radical-alternative-how-reyner-banham-changed-the-perception-of-los-angeles A 'radical alternative': how Reyner Banham changed the perception of Los Angeles Orhan Ayyüce 2016-08-25T12:00:00-04:00 >2016-08-25T16:56:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1o/1ox2ka303qvmsrhr.jpg" width="514" height="389" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"it performs the functions of a great city, in terms of size, cosmopolitan style, creative energy, international influence, distinctive way of life, and corporate personality [proves that] all the most admired theorists of the present century, from the Futurists and Le Corbusier to Jane Jacobs and Sibyl Moholy-Nagy, have been wrong.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>"In the 1960s, British architectural critic Reyner Banham declared his love for the city that his fellow intellectuals hated. What Banham wrote about Los Angeles redefined how the world perceived it &ndash; but what would he think of LA today?"</p><p>With a nod to Glen Small's Biomorphic Biosphere is a&nbsp;noteworthy paragraph from the book.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1p/1plt0hwq8vk3m2co.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965122/brooklyn-say-hello-to-your-new-neighbors Brooklyn, say hello to your new neighbors! Alexander Walter 2016-08-24T18:10:00-04:00 >2016-08-25T16:53:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/20/204693f569a77ca51f4ae9642b08df52.jpg" width="514" height="359" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>You&rsquo;ve always wanted to call Brooklyn home. But it&rsquo;s complicated. You&rsquo;re not really the pioneering type. Brooklyn can be rough around the edges. Amenities are lacking. We understand. Industrial-chic finishes are important in life. So are 25-year tax abatements. And European-style, car-sized parking turntables.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Failed Architecture takes a closer look at Brooklyn's wildly sprouting 'developer architecture':</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/21/21bbb923e7031b647d54c8b26c560c76.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d3/d3602ab9b587c626f54b6def3c000b4f.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8f/8f1fe7bad6bc179be03b54834174db42.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cf/cfba7c338867ef0f862ac431fdda313e.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/74/74fcfcc084213d17b18ec2bee9a53734.jpg"></p><p>Photographs by Cameron Blaylock. Find many more examples of <em>subtle contextualism</em> over on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.failedarchitecture.com/photo-essay-brooklyns-new-everyday-architecture-for-the-1/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">failedarchitecture.com</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><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></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149948676/a-tale-of-two-parks-debate-rages-over-a-new-plan-for-a-maker-park-in-brooklyn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A tale of two parks: debate rages over a new plan for a "Maker Park" in Brooklyn</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142358854/an-apartment-boom-grows-in-brooklyn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An apartment boom grows in Brooklyn</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965110/following-a-landmark-decision-graduate-students-will-now-be-able-to-unionize Following a landmark decision, graduate students will now be able to unionize Nicholas Korody 2016-08-24T17:17:00-04:00 >2016-08-24T17:51:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ku/kurplg5m98qk6hqk.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The National Labor Relations Board decided in favor of Columbia University graduate students and teaching assistants in a landmark case over their right to unionize. The decision will affect private universities nationwide and overturns a 2004 Brown University precedent, which asserted that students were not employees and therefore did not have the right to collectively bargain.</p><p>The decision was preceded by a long legal battle between the Graduate Workers at Columbia group and the university. The students complained about a lack of job and wage security, late paychecks, poor medical coverage, and a host of other issues. Columbia University argued that students "have a primarily academic relationship with the University and therefore are not employees."</p><p><a href="http://columbiaspectator.com/news/2016/08/23/columbia-graduate-students-win-right-unionize-landmark-case" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">h/t the Columbia Spectator</a></p><p>Interested in other labor-related issues? Check out these past articles:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149938311/the-internship-test-or-why-even-become-an-architect-at-all" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The internship test or: why even become an architect at all?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/126838478/is-twitter-the-architectural-intern-s-unofficial-labor-union-exposing-the-reality-behind-unpaid-internships-across-borders-and-industries" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is Twitter the architectural intern's unofficial labor union? Exposing the rea...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965066/a-look-at-some-cities-revitalizing-their-blighted-rivers A look at some cities revitalizing their blighted rivers Alexander Walter 2016-08-24T13:52:00-04:00 >2016-08-24T14:42:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sd/sd5y2oqmwyxisxch.jpg" width="514" height="324" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Los Angeles wants to rethink its river. [...] And LA isn&rsquo;t the only metropolis looking to reclaim its once-mocked waterway. Cities around the world are realizing that water can be a cultural and recreational asset, not something to hide&nbsp;or pillage, and it seems&nbsp;no waterway&nbsp;will be wasted for long.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149958945/gruen-associates-mia-lehrer-oyler-wu-appointed-to-design-l-a-river-greenway-in-san-fernando-valley" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gruen Associates, Mia Lehrer, Oyler Wu appointed to design L.A. River Greenway in San Fernando Valley</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149952791/what-s-happening-with-frank-gehry-s-masterplan-for-the-la-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What's happening with Frank Gehry's masterplan for the LA River?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138883945/a-plan-to-clean-up-the-river-spree-around-museum-island-in-berlin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A plan to clean up the River Spree around Museum Island in Berlin</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965062/investigations-into-the-threat-of-air-pollution-have-failed-to-account-for-people-s-movement Investigations into the threat of air pollution have failed to account for people's movement Nicholas Korody 2016-08-24T13:24:00-04:00 >2016-08-24T13:25:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yr/yrncbygkqveiyy57.jpg" width="514" height="384" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The true impact of air pollution has been obscured by the failure to consider people&rsquo;s exposure as they move around during the day... The research cites air pollution as &ldquo;the world&rsquo;s single largest environment and human health threat&rdquo; but laments that the problem has not previously been &ldquo;considered spatially and temporally&rdquo;, with most studies basing a person&rsquo;s pollution exposure on where they live.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Interested in urban initiatives to combat air pollution? Follow these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946000/barcelona-s-bold-new-plan-to-get-cars-off-the-road" target="_blank">Barcelona's bold new plan to get cars off the road</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149507559/smog-choked-beijing-plans-ventilation-corridors-to-provide-much-needed-fresh-air" target="_blank">Smog-choked Beijing plans "ventilation corridors" to provide much-needed fresh air</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144970663/new-delhi-mandates-odd-even-car-rationing-to-fight-world-s-worst-air-pollution" target="_blank">New Delhi mandates odd-even car rationing to fight world's worst air pollution</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143127994/reducing-turin-s-smog-with-free-public-transit" target="_blank">Reducing Turin's smog with free public transit</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 >2016-08-23T18:05:22-04:00 <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/149964792/changing-architectural-ideals-as-illustrated-through-child-literature Changing architectural ideals as illustrated through child literature Julia Ingalls 2016-08-23T14:22:00-04:00 >2016-08-23T14:01:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dc/dc2b8sr3khpovxtn.jpg" width="514" height="632" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In this fascinating piece by Rumaan Ali for&nbsp;<a href="http://www.slate.com/blogs/nightlight/2016/08/23/from_goodnight_moon_to_richard_scarry_the_great_rooms_of_children_s_literature.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Slate</a>, he explores how children's picture books offer a fun historical survey of the ideal architecture and interior decor for each place and time, spanning from the early 20th century to contemporary times. Although the books usually incorporate some element of fantasy, the throw rugs, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/701490/furniture-february" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">furniture</a>, and division of space tend to be reflective of the real world of that era.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/82/82c09314xolrw28l.jpg"></p><p>As Ali writes about the "Best Storybook Ever" by Richard Scarry:</p><p>"The silhouettes of the sofas in the living room and the attic den are similar. This is not a home of ostentatious decorative gestures, but one of comfort, a faith in the modern culture (the television, the record player, a single book, from the Book of the Month Club, no doubt, left out on the coffee table). We see the home at the start of the day: one son lacing up his shoes, mother working on breakfast. The house is awake, alive with an optimism about what the day, the decade, the century holds for the peopl...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964818/london-s-architectural-debate-society-turncoats-is-coming-to-d-c London's architectural debate society, Turncoats, is coming to D.C. Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-23T13:13:00-04:00 >2016-08-23T15:20:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n5/n564zblkk4k92jzo.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The idea behind Turncoats is for people to relax, slough off their more cautious professional selves, and engage in full-throated (yet respectful!), rapid-fire debate on a broad range of topics. Audience members are encouraged to speak up, Powerpoints are strictly forbidden, and alcohol is served liberally.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Started in London in the last couple years,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957588/provocative-architecture-debating-series-turncoats-goes-international" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turncoats</a>&nbsp;has chapters in Scotland, Vancouver, Serbia and now, the U.S. The first D.C. Turncoats event takes place tomorrow, August 24, and is centered around the debate topic of "D.C. Wants Boring Architecture". Find more details <a href="http://bustler.net/events/8130/d-c-wants-boring-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>More on debates and D.C.:</p><ul><li><a title='Archinect presents "Next Up," a live podcasting event in collaboration with the Chicago Architecture Biennial, this Saturday, October 3rd!' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137806694/archinect-presents-next-up-a-live-podcasting-event-in-collaboration-with-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-this-saturday-october-3rd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect presents "Next Up," a live podcasting event in collaboration with the Chicago Architecture Biennial, this Saturday, October 3rd!</a></li><li><a title="The race to complete the Capitol dome restoration in time for the inauguration of the 45th U.S. President" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145516502/the-race-to-complete-the-capitol-dome-restoration-in-time-for-the-inauguration-of-the-45th-u-s-president" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The race to complete the Capitol dome restoration in time for the inauguration of the 45th U.S. President</a></li><li><a title="Department of Transportation Secretary threatens to shut down DC Metro" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944472/department-of-transportation-secretary-threatens-to-shut-down-dc-metro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Department of Transportation Secretary threatens to shut down DC Metro</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/149964795/2016-fuller-challenge-finalists-announced 2016 Fuller Challenge finalists announced Justine Testado 2016-08-23T12:32:00-04:00 >2016-08-23T13:31:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3r/3rblsvhbtcjjpl26.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Multi-disciplinary teams from across the globe work hard for a chance to win the $100,000 Fuller Challenge grand prize that will help implement their initiative. Last month, the Buckminster Fuller Institute revealed 19 hopeful initiatives who were shortlisted for the 2016 cycle. Now, that competition pool has narrowed down to the final six.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>CommuniTree by Taking Root</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tx/txgzv5wimhkasyyx.jpg"></p><p><strong>Cooperaci&oacute;n Comunitaria</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ez/ezqdlj0xht3tar5s.jpg"></p><p><strong>The Rainforest Solutions Project</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zg/zgp8jjrzf80bri85.jpg"></p><p><strong>Una Hakika by the Sentinel Project</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ig/igko6yec8ok652eb.jpg"></p><p><strong>The Urban Death Project</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pf/pfrb4n8zi9cehalx.jpg"></p><p>(cover image)<strong>&nbsp;Waterbank Schools by PITCHAfrica</strong></p><p>Read more about the finalists&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/5097/final-six-revealed-for-2016-fuller-challenge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141511609/fuller-challenge-winner-says-his-greenwave-3d-ocean-farm-concept-could-feed-the-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fuller Challenge winner says his GreenWave 3D ocean farm concept "could feed the world"</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139534854/greenwave-s-3d-ocean-farm-initiative-wins-the-2015-buckminster-fuller-challenge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GreenWave's 3D ocean farm initiative wins the 2015 Buckminster Fuller Challenge</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111957364/living-breakwaters-wins-2014-buckminster-fuller-challenge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Living Breakwaters wins 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122124114/seattle-architect-seeks-to-redesign-america-s-burial-landscape" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seattle architect seeks to redesign America's burial landscape</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964570/international-criminal-court-hears-first-case-of-cultural-destruction-as-war-crimes International Criminal Court hears first case of cultural destruction as war crimes Alexander Walter 2016-08-22T15:38:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T22:31:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fx/fxmpt8ooniowxgpg.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the first case of its kind, the Islamic extremist Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi has today (22 August), pleaded guilty to war crimes for destroying historic monuments in the ancient city of Timbuktu in northern Mali. Al-Mahdi is accused of ordering the razing of nine mausoleums and the 15th-century Sidi Yahia mosque. It is the first time the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague has heard a case about the demolition of cultural heritage.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Learn more about Timbuktu's outstanding value as a world heritage site on <a href="http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/119/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UNESCO's website</a>.</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936860/palmyra-after-isis-a-first-look-at-the-level-of-destruction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Palmyra after ISIS: a first look at the level of destruction</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146194308/destruction-of-iraq-s-oldest-christian-monastery-by-isis-militants-went-unreported-for-16-months" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Destruction of Iraq&rsquo;s oldest Christian monastery by ISIS militants went unreported for 16 months</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143512405/fear-grows-over-isis-threat-against-unesco-world-heritage-site-in-libya" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fear grows over ISIS threat against Unesco World Heritage site in Libya</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134645642/isis-beheads-leading-archaeologist-in-palmyra" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ISIS beheads leading archaeologist in Palmyra</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121736292/isis-continues-destruction-of-ancient-artefacts-burns-mosul-library-smashes-antique-statues" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ISIS continues destruction of ancient artefacts, burns Mosul library, smashes antique statues</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964553/opening-of-new-york-wheel-now-delayed-until-2018 Opening of New York Wheel now delayed until 2018 Alexander Walter 2016-08-22T14:30:00-04:00 >2016-08-24T18:18:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l7/l76asvbvwgcimynf.jpg" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The first spin around the giant New York Wheel has been pushed back by a year. The 630-foot Ferris wheel coming to the Staten Island waterfront was scheduled to open in late 2017. But its developers announced that has been delayed until April 2018 to give more time to test the structure's safety. [...] Construction of the $580 million project is still expected to finish next year.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The New York Wheel previously on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125438798/tallest-observation-wheel-in-the-western-hemisphere-expected-to-break-ground-in-staten-island-soon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tallest observation wheel in the Western Hemisphere expected to break ground in Staten Island soon</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/58161234/mayor-bloomberg-unveils-plans-to-build-world-s-tallest-ferris-wheel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mayor Bloomberg Unveils Plans To Build World's Tallest Ferris Wheel</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964541/the-funk-in-functionalism-charlie-hailey-author-of-design-build-with-jersey-devil-a-handbook-for-education-and-practice-on-one-to-one-35 The Funk in Functionalism: Charlie Hailey, author of 'Design/Build with Jersey Devil: A Handbook for Education and Practice' on One-to-One #35 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-22T14:26:00-04:00 >2016-08-23T13:34:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lr/lrzuz84gn0w5yvt6.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Design/Build with Jersey Devil: A Handbook for Education and Practice</em>&nbsp;is a wonderful mixture of history, interviews, experiments and how-to&rsquo;s, all focused around the design/build pedagogy and practice of its 1970s pioneers, Jersey Devil. Author Charlie Hailey, who is also an architecture professor at the University of Florida, spoke with me&nbsp;about Jersey Devil's beginnings at Princeton University, and the implications of design/build pedagogy for today&rsquo;s academic climate.</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;#35 with&nbsp;<strong>Charlie Hailey</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_35_Charlie_Hailey.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mj/mjmrmkryv4e7t4j6.jpg"></p><p><em>Special thanks to Princeton Architectural Press for helping coordinate this interview.</em></p><p><em>This episode's title is a reference to architect and writer Michael Sorkin's description of the firm: Jersey Devil&nbsp;&ldquo;put the funk ...</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/149964516/as-refugees-flood-into-the-country-germany-experiments-with-new-urban-planning-strategies As refugees flood into the country, Germany experiments with new urban-planning strategies Nicholas Korody 2016-08-22T12:37:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T12:38:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y7/y724v714su7ec0pl.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since August of 2015, Germany has become home to more than 1.1 million refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers. This influx has German architects and urban planners asking the question: &ldquo;Do we have a refugee crisis on our hands? Or a housing crisis combined with huge challenges to the ability of cities, job markets, and schools to integrate the newcomers?&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>[Doug Saunders]&nbsp;cautions that arrival cities are &ldquo;where the new creative and commercial class will be born, or where the next wave of tension and violence will erupt.&rdquo; The difference, he adds &ldquo;depends on how we approach these districts both organizationally and politically, and, crucially, in terms of physical structures and built form.&rdquo;</em></p><p>For more on the mass migrations transforming Europe, Africa and the Middle East, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149949024/one-student-s-solution-to-the-permanent-limbo-of-refugee-camps" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One student's solution to the permanent limbo of refugee camps</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149946026/photographing-the-jungle-of-calais-refugee-camp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photographing the 'Jungle' of Calais' refugee camp</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950085/fire-breaks-out-at-refugee-camp-in-the-duesseldorf-airport" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fire breaks out at refugee camp in the Duesseldorf airport</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944739/kenya-moves-to-shut-down-dadaab-the-world-s-biggest-refugee-camp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kenya moves to shut down Dadaab, the world's biggest refugee camp</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964218/what-architects-and-not-just-parametricists-can-learn-from-no-man-s-sky-an-astronomical-procedurally-generating-video-game What architects (and not just parametricists) can learn from 'No Man's Sky' – an astronomical, procedurally generating video game Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-19T16:45:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T13:23:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fv/fv537q6z9bub3c8x.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hello Games has created its own periodic table of elements for the universe of No Man&rsquo;s Sky ... This allows them to generate 1.8 quintillion planets that are all different from one another and built governing the inherent logic set forth. [...] &ldquo;It is no longer about designing a final object or a product, but about designing or configuring the system or the process of their formation&mdash;the underlying code, algorithm, or procedure that can generate not just one but multiple outcomes.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>More from the games chest on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Art of Intervention: One-to-One #34 with architect Abraham Burickson, founder of the immersive theater company, Odyssey Works" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149963409/art-of-intervention-one-to-one-34-with-architect-abraham-burickson-founder-of-the-immersive-theater-company-odyssey-works" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art of Intervention: One-to-One #34 with architect Abraham Burickson, founder of the immersive theater company, Odyssey Works</a></li><li><a title="A tour of experiential magical realism games from the Triennale Game Collection" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149963555/a-tour-of-experiential-magical-realism-games-from-the-triennale-game-collection" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A tour of experiential magical realism games from the Triennale Game Collection</a></li><li><a title="Pok&eacute;mon Go is forcing us to grapple with 'virtual usage' zoning" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149962744/pok-mon-go-is-forcing-us-to-grapple-with-virtual-usage-zoning" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pok&eacute;mon Go is forcing us to grapple with 'virtual usage' zoning</a></li><li><a title="Kids play with virtual skyscrapers in new app" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961519/kids-play-with-virtual-skyscrapers-in-new-app" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kids play with virtual skyscrapers in new app</a></li><li><a title="Gaming the neighborhood: One-to-One #32 with Jose Sanchez, co-creator of Block'hood computer game" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149960918/gaming-the-neighborhood-one-to-one-32-with-jose-sanchez-co-creator-of-block-hood-computer-game" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gaming the neighborhood: One-to-One #32 with Jose Sanchez, co-creator of Block'hood computer game</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964157/manual-for-becoming-a-radical-architect Manual for Becoming a Radical Architect Orhan Ayyüce 2016-08-19T13:13:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T00:45:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ra/raomecw3tulpfmbv.jpg" width="514" height="420" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Radicalism in Architecture is not a simple choice and it&rsquo;s not dominated by the lack of reason, an important idea now that Architecture has become, due to the new technologies and trending fashions, easily reproducible.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img alt="" src="http://www.designboom.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/architectural-manual-adrian-labaut-hernandez-designboom-05-818x735.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="http://www.3nta.com/author/adrian-labaut-hernandez/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A</a><a href="http://www.3nta.com/author/adrian-labaut-hernandez/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">drian Labaut Hernandez</a>&nbsp;</strong>states, "Architecture does not need to say anything, it doesn&rsquo;t need to talk, doesn&rsquo;t need to express anything specific, and it doesn&rsquo;t need, overall, to be needlessly &ldquo;Radical&rdquo;.&nbsp;Architecture always has a meaning when it is created based on strong conceptual work, the project is there, a body of matter, showing itself immortal, personal, superior because of its inner qualities, those that can not be seen from outside and sometimes even from inside. You need to look at it, speak with it, interact, explore, touch, and at the end, for sure, admire. It is not done for a magazine page, and neither to hang in an exposition room and amaze everybody around because it is &lsquo;beautiful&rsquo;. Architecture justifies its own existence, it will emerge to create and show its own values, which at the end are completely rooted in life on this earth."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964055/the-us-housing-market-is-the-planet-s-biggest-concentration-of-financial-risk The US housing market is "the planet's biggest concentration of financial risk" Nicholas Korody 2016-08-18T19:58:00-04:00 >2016-08-19T15:04:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yg/yg1bb96r3etam4uo.jpg" width="514" height="277" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>WHAT are the most dysfunctional parts of the global financial system? China&rsquo;s banking industry, you might say, with its great wall of bad debts and state-sponsored cronyism. Or the euro zone&rsquo;s taped-together single currency, which stretches across 19 different countries, each with its own debts and frail financial firms. Both are worrying. But if sheer size is your yardstick, nothing beats America&rsquo;s housing market.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>It is the world&rsquo;s largest asset class, worth $26 trillion, more than America&rsquo;s stockmarket. The slab of mortgage debt lurking beneath it is the planet&rsquo;s biggest concentration of financial risk.&nbsp;</em></p><p>For more on the state of the US housing market, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945853/what-these-pre-rent-control-stats-might-reveal-about-sf-s-soaring-housing-costs" target="_blank">What these &ldquo;pre-rent control&rdquo; stats might reveal about SF's soaring housing costs</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148888343/single-women-emerge-as-second-strongest-group-of-homebuyers" target="_blank">Single women emerge as second-strongest group of homebuyers</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123600021/looking-to-buy-a-home-in-sf-good-luck" target="_blank">Looking to buy a home in SF? Good luck</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964024/twilight-zoning-what-100-years-of-zoning-hath-wrought-ft-special-guest-mitch-mcewen-on-archinect-sessions-77 Twilight Zoning: What 100 years of zoning hath wrought, ft. special guest Mitch McEwen on Archinect Sessions #77 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-18T17:47:00-04:00 >2016-08-25T17:48:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pl/plh3mi4tpurcrrvk.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The term "zoning" recently celebrated its 100-year anniversary in the U.S.'s city planning parlance, and many of our News postings recently have had to do with its fraught, wonky legacy. From racial segregation to housing discrimination to Pok&eacute;mon Go trespassers, we dip into the debate around zoning, with special guest <a href="http://archinect.com/mcewen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mitch McEwen</a>.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 77 of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "Twilight Zoning":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>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://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/archinect/Archinect-Sessions-77.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p><p><strong>Shownotes:</strong></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149962753/the-argument-against-zoning" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The argument against zoning</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149962744/pok-mon-go-is-forcing-us-to-grapple-with-virtual-usage-zoning" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pok&eacute;mon Go is forcing us to grapple with 'virtual usage' zoning</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961116/zoning-in-los-angeles-doesn-t-allow-for-sensible-urban-development" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zoning in Los Angeles "doesn&rsquo;t allow for sensible urban development"</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149963381/watch-the-official-trailer-for-tomas-koolhaas-upcoming-documentary-rem#CommentsAnchor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Watch the official trailer for Tomas Koolhaas' upcoming documentary, 'REM'</a>&nbsp;(while Mitch didn't hav...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963978/frank-lloyd-wright-puts-his-foot-down-in-a-tribute-to-the-pluck-of-a-salesman Frank Lloyd Wright puts his foot down in 'a tribute to the pluck of a salesman' Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-18T12:56:00-04:00 >2016-08-23T00:42:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tl/tl5jibxgryjlwr50.jpg" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Thomas H. Truslow Jr., a general sales manager at Corning Glass Works, proposed a solution of flexible waterproof strips directly to Johnson executives, bypassing Wright. The architect seethed. &ldquo;Are you then unfamiliar with the way of work with an architect,&rdquo; he wrote in a typed letter on Nov. 10, 1948. He added an angry question mark in green ink. &ldquo;The scheme is not the Johnson Company&rsquo;s,&rdquo; the typing continued. &ldquo;It is the architect&rsquo;s.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The full, typed letter reads (with handwritten text in bold):</p><p><em>My dear Mr. Truslow: You have the cart before the horse. It is necessary to secure the architect's approval before going to the owner. Are you then unfamiliar with the way of work with an architect <strong>- ?</strong></em></p><p><em>The scheme is not the Johnson's Company's. It is the architect's. <strong>Mine.</strong></em></p><p><em>I shall be in New York at the Plaza Hotel on November 17th.</em></p><p><em>Sincerely yours,</em></p><p><em>Frank Lloyd Wright</em></p><p>More on the architect and his legacy:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149954725/aaron-betsky-dean-of-the-frank-lloyd-wright-school-of-architecture-lays-out-taliesin-s-legacy-in-architecture-education" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aaron Betsky, dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, lays out Taliesin's legacy in architecture education</a></li><li><a title="When 'Frank Lloyd Wright' and 'historic designation' are holding back your home&rsquo;s value, what&rsquo;s a seller to do?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149962345/when-frank-lloyd-wright-and-historic-designation-are-holding-back-your-home-s-value-what-s-a-seller-to-do" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">When 'Frank Lloyd Wright' and 'historic designation' are holding back your home&rsquo;s value, what&rsquo;s a seller to do?</a></li><li><a title="New Jersey&rsquo;s Oldest and Largest Frank Lloyd Wright House Listed for $2.2M" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149956509/new-jersey-s-oldest-and-largest-frank-lloyd-wright-house-listed-for-2-2m" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Jersey&rsquo;s Oldest and Largest Frank Lloyd Wright House Listed for $2.2M</a></li><li><a title="From Minnesota to Pennsylvania: moving a Frank Lloyd House halfway across the country" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149954698/from-minnesota-to-pennsylvania-moving-a-frank-lloyd-house-halfway-across-the-country" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">From Minnesota to Pennsylvania: moving a Frank Lloyd House halfway across the country</a></li><li><a title="Frenemies Forever: Hugh Howard brings famed relationship between Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson to life in 'Architecture's Odd Couple', on One-to-One #28" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149952735/frenemies-forever-hugh-howard-brings-famed-relationship-between-frank-lloyd-wright-and-philip-johnson-to-life-in-architecture-s-odd-couple-on-one-to-one-28" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frenemies Forever: Hugh Howard brings famed relationship between Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson to life in 'Architecture's Odd Couple', o...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963975/shl-s-shanghai-cloud-pavilion-is-a-stunning-glass-and-steel-extrusion-of-a-cartoon-cloud SHL's Shanghai Cloud Pavilion is a stunning glass and steel extrusion of a cartoon cloud Julia Ingalls 2016-08-18T12:44:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T19:17:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sm/sm5aitctz551fb2j.jpg" width="514" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Intended as both a counterpoint to the heavy industrial cranes that line Shanghai's West Bund as well as an art/exhibition space, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/851/schmidt-hammer-lassen-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SHL</a>'s new Cloud Pavilion is the permanent version of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85236176/the-cloud-pavilion-by-schmidt-hammer-lassen-architects-opens-at-shanghai-west-bund-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">wildly successful 2013 Shanghai biennial installation</a>, which was intended only to last for two months.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1r/1rxwd6xono0qg18g.jpg"></p><p>While the first iteration's ephemeral 20,000 white ropes have been replaced by steel rods and a glassed-in viewing area, the hope is that the initial free-floating feeling remains.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/oh/oh1hfafuqqueqlrb.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2z/2zjomo8s4ki6q6do.jpg"></p><p>As Schmidt Hammer Lassen design partner&nbsp;Chris Hardie explains, "The new pavilion creates a singular space in the form of an extruded glass cloud. The cloud shape in plan directly relates to the cartoon like form associated with how a child would draw a cloud, and how clouds are often seen depicted in traditional Chinese prints. The cloud is considered a symbol of luck in ancient Chinese painting."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bq/bqkb4t2uogqb7zxf.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u7/u78uimird4q7g5em.jpg"></p><p>Here's a video showing the Pavilion and the context of its site:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963974/ackroyd-associates-design-technically-advanced-photographic-studio-at-alva-west Ackroyd + Associates design technically advanced photographic studio at Alva West Ellen Hancock 2016-08-18T12:15:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T00:44:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/73/73yc2v3uwdp9q3zz.jpg" width="514" height="359" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Alva Studios is a well known photography studio company known for providing the most technically advanced facilities. Their new studio, a large refurbished warehouse, in West London is designed by the architects Ackroyd + Associates. Together they are working to create London's most pioneering photographic facility, with an array of one-off features such as an automated adjustable ceiling, mechanical green screens and automated daylight control.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p4/p41d0zlidwksd12u.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cz/czer0955izfoaw1d.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ru/rulxurlheai0czh6.jpg"></p><p><em>T</em><em>he scale of the studios is epic, but the ancillary spaces - the lounges, restaurant, galleries, and snugs - are intentionally designed to a more human scale.</em></p><p><em>The luxurious aesthetic for these spaces is derived from a contemporary interpretation of the industrial warehouse; polished screeds, full height pivoting crittal glazed screens, and distressed timber.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q6/q6e1feh7zvnh414a.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/46/46wqth1nl7jublx0.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/54/54c8eefyo0hzk1tg.jpg"></p><p><em>A+A worked with closely with steel fabricators, joiners and craftsmen to achieve the highest quality of finish. Many elements were prototyped to ensure that they had the correct feel and t...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963833/zumthor-s-lacma-renderings-aren-t-undercooked-they-re-exactly-what-the-museum-wants Zumthor's LACMA renderings aren't 'undercooked' – they're exactly what the museum wants Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-17T17:39:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T23:53:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4i/4i8whul68uenl2qf.jpg" width="514" height="245" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>LACMA isn&rsquo;t trying to sell fancy condos, it&rsquo;s trying to sell an art museum. This isn&rsquo;t about safe deposit boxes in the sky for foreign oligarchs, this a building that will require contributions from art patrons and museum donors, and these renderings speak their language. [...] More David Hockney than Zaha Hadid, they evoke a feel rather than architectural facts.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The latest from LACMA on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Raw Rendering Ranters: Zumthor's 'undercooked' LACMA redesign on Archinect Sessions #76" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149962616/raw-rendering-ranters-zumthor-s-undercooked-lacma-redesign-on-archinect-sessions-76" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Raw Rendering Ranters: Zumthor's 'undercooked' LACMA redesign on Archinect Sessions #76</a></li><li><a title="LACMA releases new renderings of proposed Peter Zumthor building" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961607/lacma-releases-new-renderings-of-proposed-peter-zumthor-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LACMA releases new renderings of proposed Peter Zumthor building</a></li><li><a title="Following major donations, Peter Zumthor's LACMA redesign moves forward" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942789/following-major-donations-peter-zumthor-s-lacma-redesign-moves-forward" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Following major donations, Peter Zumthor's LACMA redesign moves forward</a></li><li><a title="Sunshine and noir: Peter Zumthor's new Los Angeles County Museum of Art" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134507579/sunshine-and-noir-peter-zumthor-s-new-los-angeles-county-museum-of-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sunshine and noir: Peter Zumthor's new Los Angeles County Museum of Art</a></li><li><a title="Is Zumthor's inkblot the right size for LACMA's art?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126728059/is-zumthor-s-inkblot-the-right-size-for-lacma-s-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is Zumthor's inkblot the right size for LACMA's art?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963786/sci-arc-appoints-david-ruy-as-postgraduate-programs-chair-of-new-edge-center-for-advanced-studies-in-architecture SCI-Arc appoints David Ruy as Postgraduate Programs Chair of new EDGE Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-17T14:08:00-04:00 >2016-08-23T09:34:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bz/bzjcau3j57gm5fs9.jpg" width="514" height="720" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>On the cusp of SCI-Arc&rsquo;s first semester implementing its new EDGE Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture program, Director Hernan Diaz Alonso <a href="http://archinect.com/sciarc/release/sci-arc-appoints-david-ruy-as-postgraduate-programs-chair-for-edge-center-for-advanced-studies-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">has named</a> David Ruy as chair.</p><p>SCI-Arc <a href="http://archinect.com/sciarc/release/sci-arc-launches-edge-center-for-advanced-studies-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">first announced</a> it was launching EDGE in November of last year, offering &ldquo;four graduate degree programs in fields including architectural technologies, fiction and entertainment, design of cities, and design theory and pedagogy&rdquo;. Respectively, those translate into an MS in Architectural Technologies (Marcelo Spina), an MS in the Design of Cities (Peter Trummer), an MA in Fiction and Entertainment (Liam Young), and a MS in Design Theory and Pedagogy (David Ruy). The first two degrees are based on preexisting SCI-Arc programs,&nbsp;while the second two are new.&nbsp;</p><p>The earlier press released&nbsp;issued by SCI-Arc on November 10 of 2015 named Ruy as EDGE's Chair, but this was <a href="http://archinect.com/sciarc/release/sci-arc-launches-edge-center-for-advanced-studies-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">later changed</a> to only refer to Ruy as leading the MS in Design Theory and Pedagogy. Commenting on this update on November 11, user ARP1 asked "W...</p>