Archinect - News 2016-06-28T20:10:55-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149954611/call-it-the-brooklyn-wedge Call it the Brooklyn Wedge Nam Henderson 2016-06-28T14:42:00-04:00 >2016-06-28T14:42:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lt/ltk8ed3sa7fva6ci.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The ax blade of residential high-rises that slices the borough drives from Brooklyn Bridge Park through Downtown, grazing Fort Greene and reaching into Prospect Heights...the best way to preserve low-rise Brooklyn is for the Wedge to succeed by growing up rather than out. A great skyline remains concentrated and confined, its towers made meaningful by borders, its scale a contrast to be savored, not feared.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Justin Davidson examines the current and future state of high-rise construction in Brooklyn.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954589/future-sustainable-cities-will-be-built-with-bone Future sustainable cities will be built with... bone? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-28T13:28:00-04:00 >2016-06-28T14:49:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sf/sf7wjogaymffjd8g.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In bone, the proportions of protein and mineral are roughly equal &ndash; the mineral gives bone stiffness and hardness, while the protein gives it toughness or resistance to fracture. While bones can break, it is relatively rare, and they have the benefit of being self-healing [...] &ldquo;All of our existing building standards have been designed with concrete and steel in mind. Constructing buildings out of entirely new materials would mean completely rethinking the whole industry."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Bioengineer Dr. Michelle Oyen of <a href="http://archinect.com/cambridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cambridge</a>&rsquo;s Department of Engineering and her lab are working on ways to build artificial compounds that mimic bone and eggshell. Eventually, once scaled up, the compounds could be used as building materials.</p><p>When the mineral compounds are "templated" onto the naturally occurring animal protein of collagen, Oyen believes that the two materials could make a "lattice-type structure," stronger than the bone itself. Because this combination takes far less energy to produce than say steel or concrete, it could be used as a more energy efficient building material.</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="The scientists trying to harness the power of waves" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936413/the-scientists-trying-to-harness-the-power-of-waves" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The scientists trying to harness the power of waves</a></li><li><a title="US government agency develops new batteries that could revolutionize energy infrastructure" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149512391/us-government-agency-develops-new-batteries-that-could-revolutionize-energy-infrastructure" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">US government agency develops new batteries that could revolutionize energy infrastructure</a></li><li><a title="Making bricks from cigarette butts could drastically reduce environmental cost" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947979/making-bricks-from-cigarette-butts-could-drastically-reduce-environmental-cost" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Making bricks from cigarette butts could drastically reduce environmental cost</a></li><li><a title="A cardboard and carbon-emission economy: the long-term effects of our desire for instant gratification" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148273321/a-cardboard-and-carbon-emission-economy-the-long-term-effects-of-our-desire-for-instant-gratification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A cardboard and carbon-emission economy: the long-term effects of our desire for instant gratification</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149943942/matters-of-scale-with-bill-zahner-head-of-the-engineering-design-consultancy-behind-the-petersen-automotive-museum-s-redesign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'Matters of Scale' with Bill Zahner, head of the engineerin...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954395/open-call-for-submissions-domesticity Open Call for Submissions: "Domesticity" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-28T10:22:00-04:00 >2016-06-28T10:43:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vy/vyxbhbweomdpmi1z.jpg" width="514" height="369" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Your dream home is not your grandmother&rsquo;s, and it certainly won&rsquo;t be your granddaughter&rsquo;s. As the modern family evolves in an increasingly unaffordable housing market, with populations pushing out of the suburbs towards downtown, current models of the single family home don&rsquo;t seem so tenable, or desirable, anymore. &lsquo;Smart&rsquo; devices and shared ownership options add invisible degrees of customization, while perhaps at the expense of domestic ownership as the key to financial stability.</p><p>With this shift in mind, architecture should undergo a Case Study 2.0 program. How can we define and design what &ldquo;domesticity&rdquo; can be for today&rsquo;s modern family?</p><p>The Call for Submissions under our July editorial theme, "Domesticity", is open immediately. We're accepting both editorial and project submissions. Details below:</p><p><strong>&#12299;</strong><strong>Project Submissions: Case Study 2.0</strong></p><p>The Case Study homes of the post-war era became icons of architectural idealism and pragmatism, while also setting the tone for what familial domestici...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954374/brexit-will-put-even-more-strain-on-towns-already-pressed-for-housing Brexit will put even more strain on towns already pressed for housing Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-27T17:32:00-04:00 >2016-06-27T20:16:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yr/yrjee1rnbfff5v34.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The areas most likely to benefit from EU structural funding voted predominantly to leave [...] With 12% of those working in construction migrants from the EU and with the construction industry already struggling to keep up with demand, any drop in skilled migrants will hit Britain&rsquo;s ability to build. [...] Analysts are already predicting a drop in supply of new homes, due to market volatility, predicted slowdown on skilled migration flows and share price drops for developers.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="RIBA release a statement following EU referendum result" 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 title="Architects react to shocking EU referendum result" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953793/architects-react-to-shocking-eu-referendum-result" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects react to shocking EU referendum result</a></li><li><a title="Tell us what does the EU referendum means to you" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953176/tell-us-what-does-the-eu-referendum-means-to-you" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tell us what does the EU referendum means to you</a></li><li><a title='Say no to a "Brexit," says David Chipperfield' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937278/say-no-to-a-brexit-says-david-chipperfield" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Say no to a "Brexit," says David Chipperfield</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/149954316/architecture-in-the-age-of-transparent-hostility Architecture in the age of transparent hostility Alexander Walter 2016-06-27T15:14:00-04:00 >2016-06-28T13:07:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1y/1y2j686oafnkohdy.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With the growing trend towards hostile architecture now openly admitting its political incentives, are we in an age of transparent hostility? [...] Whereas other instances of hostile architecture are marked by their deliberate obscurity, the Camden Bench was developed, constructed and deployed in plain sight, making it an all too visible reminder of persistent negligence, raising the question: will hostile architecture become an accepted feature of the built environment?</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144961813/amid-london-s-austerity-measures-defensive-design-becomes-even-more-hostile" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amid London's austerity measures, "defensive design" becomes even more hostile</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953244/lapd-directs-officers-to-treat-homeless-people-with-compassion-in-new-vague-policy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LAPD directs officers to treat homeless people &ldquo;with compassion&rdquo; in new vague policy</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125922478/architecture-of-paranoia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture of paranoia</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954289/a-closer-look-at-boston-s-winthrop-square-redevelopment-bids A closer look at Boston's Winthrop Square redevelopment bids Alexander Walter 2016-06-27T14:00:00-04:00 >2016-06-27T15:00:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ly/ly0kg21f130i1lwt.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Frustrated by a succession of boring glass boxes, Mayor Marty Walsh has called for one more: adventurous architecture. [...] the city tries to sell off a decrepit garage in Winthrop Square. Earlier this month, each of six development teams presented its ideas in an open house at Faneuil Hall. On Monday, the Boston Redevelopment Authority revealed each team&rsquo;s bid for the garage.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Detailed presentations of the six final RFP responses can be found <a href="http://www.bostonredevelopmentauthority.org/work-with-the-bra/rfps-rfqs-bids/rfp-listing-page?id=78" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115730231/boston-mayor-marty-walsh-goes-up-against-boring-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boston Mayor Marty Walsh goes up against boring architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126485922/rachel-slade-dares-to-ask-why-is-boston-so-ugly" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rachel Slade dares to ask: "Why is Boston so ugly?"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132873614/art-college-professor-suggests-makeover-for-brutalist-boston-city-hall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art college professor suggests makeover for brutalist Boston City Hall</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954286/measured-genius-one-to-one-29-with-pierluigi-serraino-author-of-the-creative-architect Measured Genius: One-to-One #29 with Pierluigi Serraino, author of 'The Creative Architect' Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-27T13:16:00-04:00 >2016-06-28T13:02:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/32/32h2beip014ynjc6.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In the late 1950s, some of the world's most prominent architects gathered in Berkeley, California, to take part in a landmark psychological experiment on creativity and personality. Eero Saarinen, Philip Johnson, Richard Neutra, William Pereira and dozens of other architects were put through a barrage of tests and surveys, to gain a better understanding of what creativity is, and its place in architecture. They also rated one another, and in the process exposed not only exposed their egos honestly, but also their insecurities.</p><p>For the first time, the story behind the study (along with its data and results) have been made public, in&nbsp;<a href="http://www.monacellipress.com/book/?isbn=9781580934251" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>The Creative Architect</em></a>, by architect and author Pierluigi&nbsp;Serraino. I spoke with Serraino about the context of psychological research in the 1950s and the evolving personality behind being a &ldquo;creative&rdquo; architect.</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;#29 with&nbsp;<strong>Pierluigi Serraino</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>Soun...</strong></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954196/the-havelis-of-shekhawati The havelis of Shekhawati Nam Henderson 2016-06-27T12:28:00-04:00 >2016-06-27T12:28:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i1/i1l5dvkpdxy8wobk.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ozymandian in their hubris and decay. There are over 2,000 buildings, most of them havelis, covered inside and out with frescoes that depict scenes from battle, myth, the ancestries of their owners and the coming of the Europeans. The havelis are mostly empty now, and their desolation, combined with their scale and opulence, produces a feeling of wonder.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Aatish Taseer extols, the faded opulence of, the painted houses found in the&nbsp;desert of Marwar,&nbsp;Rajasthan.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953959/going-going-back-back-to-cali-cali Going going, back back, to Cali Cali anthony dong 2016-06-24T22:12:00-04:00 >2016-06-27T01:40:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ry/ryctc8jrai0l7hde.jpg" width="400" height="225" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>No one benefits from continuing their seemingly unending litigation to protect a parking lot</p></em><br /><br /><p>It's like these cities think that he's building a Death Star.....</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 >2016-06-27T06:56:35-04:00 <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/149953536/queer-space-after-pulse-archinect-sessions-69-ft-special-guests-james-rojas-and-susan-surface Queer Space, After Pulse: Archinect Sessions #69 ft. special guests James Rojas and Susan Surface Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-23T14:45:00-04:00 >2016-06-26T14:53:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yo/yoc5s7cair341vuu.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In light of the recent killing of 49 people&nbsp;at Pulse, a gay night club in Orlando known to many as a center for Queer and Latinx culture, our focus for this week&rsquo;s podcast is the role and significance of queer spaces in creating community and culture.</p><p>We wanted to use this time to encourage constructive discussion of why recognizing, and preserving (in some way), these 'third spaces' is so important. Not just for those who identify as queer or the Latinx community, but for creating diverse, welcoming urban spaces for all.</p><p>We&rsquo;re joined by two guests, <a href="http://archinect.com/susansurface" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Susan Surface</a>: a queer designer, curator, organizer, and the program director at Design in Public in Seattle, and James Rojas: an urban planner trained at MIT and specializing in cultural landscapes, who has written extensively about Latino urbanism.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 69 of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "Queer Space, After Pulse":</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...</strong></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953539/nyc-becomes-first-city-to-provide-free-tampons-and-pads-in-public-schools-prisons-and-shelters NYC becomes first city to provide free tampons and pads in public schools, prisons, and shelters Nicholas Korody 2016-06-23T14:19:00-04:00 >2016-06-24T13:47:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s2/s27efsw99sgx8ce2.jpg" width="514" height="249" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Today, the New York City Council unanimously&nbsp;passed a set of bills requiring free menstrual-hygiene products in public schools, prisons, and shelters, making it&nbsp;the first city in the nation to pass so-called "menstrual equity" legislation.&nbsp;The city will budget for tampons and pads just like it does for toilet paper and hand soap.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Tampons and pads are not currently covered by public-assistance programs and some school-aged girls stay home or use products longer than they should when they get their periods. Women in prisons face rationing and degrading treatment from corrections officers."</em></p><p>For more public health-related news, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944855/billions-exposed-to-dangerous-air-as-pollution-grows-at-alarming-rates-around-the-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Billions exposed to dangerous air as pollution grows at alarming rates around the world</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934807/the-designers-reinventing-a-visit-to-planned-parenthood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The designers reinventing a visit to Planned Parenthood</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141016474/sick-people-in-scandinavia-can-check-into-these-patient-hotels-as-hospital-alternatives" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sick people in Scandinavia can check into these "patient hotels" as hospital alternatives</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937477/mapping-transgender-friendly-bathrooms-in-hostile-north-carolina" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mapping transgender-friendly bathrooms in hostile North Carolina</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953520/columbus-ohio-wins-dot-s-50m-smart-city-challenge Columbus, Ohio wins DOT's $50M Smart City Challenge Alexander Walter 2016-06-23T13:48:00-04:00 >2016-06-24T13:52:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/be/be5rxcuyr6wulpgu.jpg" width="514" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Columbus, Ohio, has won a $50m prize for its plans to smarten up its transport system. The money is made up of a $40m Smart Cities grant from the Department of Transportation (DOT), a $90m fund put up by private sector partners and a further $10m from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen&rsquo;s charity Vulcan, which will be used to finance electric vehicle infrastructure.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Columbus managed to beat six rival cities that were <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935978/seven-u-s-cities-competing-to-be-the-smartest-in-urban-transit-systems" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shortlisted</a> by the <a href="https://www.transportation.gov/smartcity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DOT</a> earlier this year:</p><ul><li>Austin, Texas</li><li>Denver, Colorado</li><li>Kansas City, Missouri</li><li>Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania</li><li>Portland, Oregon</li><li>San Francisco, California</li></ul><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953055/imagining-the-future-cyberattack-that-could-bring-down-new-york-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Imagining the future cyberattack that could bring down New York City</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124276402/rem-koolhaas-on-the-smart-landscape-and-intelligent-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rem Koolhaas on the Smart Landscape and Intelligent Architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117114018/in-the-end-they-will-destroy-democracy-the-guardian-on-smart-cities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&lsquo;In the end, they will destroy democracy' &ndash; The Guardian on smart cities</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953526/is-los-angeles-becoming-a-real-city Is Los Angeles becoming a "real" city? Julia Ingalls 2016-06-23T13:35:00-04:00 >2016-06-24T15:46:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wq/wqij3dyzg2uihza6.jpg" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Could Los Angeles grow to become a &ldquo;real city&rdquo; like New York or London? Last year, LA gained at least 50,000 people, according to a recent report from the California Department of Finance, pushing the population to more than 4 million people for the first time in the city&rsquo;s history.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Part of the appeal of Los Angeles has been its refusal to be like other cities. For years, its objective "center" was a forbidding cluster of office towers with near zero street life, while in outlying, low-density neighborhoods, people partied in back yards that ran up against wildlife preserves, hiking trails, and quaint man-made lakes.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mk/mknj49a6tsicgbpi.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zn/znizf8f91o6wvkmu.jpg"></p><p>However, as other big, traditionally urban U.S. cities gradually became stupidly unaffordable (looking at you,<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/12384/new-york-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> New York</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/224/san-francisco" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">San Francisco</a>) and Moby wrote that <a href="http://creativetimereports.org/2014/02/03/moby-los-angeles-first-city-of-the-apocalypse/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">one Op-Ed</a>, a sizable number of creative-class types decided to try their luck in a place with what then had half the rental costs and much more temperate weather.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6b/6bakcyosale0z8hd.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r3/r35taikvbq304fcp.jpg"></p><p>Now, with a rapidly growing subway system and a still undaunted, ebullient vibe, L.A. may be starting to take itself seriously as a city, which ironically could be its undoing, or the impetus for spectacular urban development. If history is any guide, it will be both, creating the newest weird, beautiful, idiosyncratic iteration we co...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953489/shop-to-design-syracuse-university-s-national-veterans-resource-complex SHOP to design Syracuse University's National Veterans Resource Complex Julia Ingalls 2016-06-23T13:33:00-04:00 >2016-06-24T09:22:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4p/4pcguuok95r5a03h.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What should a&nbsp;National Veterans Resource Complex look like, exactly? <a href="http://archinect.com/SHoP" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SHOP Architects</a> has been given the official opportunity to find out, courtesy of <a href="http://archinect.com/syracuse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Syracuse University</a>. The early renderings for this project, which the school in a release is careful to note "are conceptual in nature and may not reflect the final NVRC design" show a rectilinear, sloping tiered structure with a massive central open-air courtyard.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t3/t3ub6hwzkvhzdn9v.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8o/8olib96gketlq9bt.jpg"></p><p>According to <a href="http://news.syr.edu/university-selects-shop-architects-to-design-national-veterans-resource-complex-first-conceptual-images-shared-with-campus-community-13427/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Syracuse University</a>, the NVRC "will include classroom spaces to accommodate local and national veteran-focused programming. It will also house a conference center and a roughly 1,000-seat auditorium, which will be available for use by the whole campus and fills a critical space void."&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wo/woo1o7h9yy3ue3uw.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s3/s3d2qj8odyr9a1sr.jpg"></p><p>The facility will be designed to be LEED-certitified.&nbsp;</p><p>News on other notable military/governmental-themed designs:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131502328/gehry-s-modified-eisenhower-memorial-design-gets-green-light-from-national-capital-planning-commission" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry's modified Eisenhower Memorial design gets green light from National Capital Planning Commission</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90372397/bucky-fuller-s-war-shelters-persist-in-peacetime-thanks-to-new-jersey-preservationists" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bucky Fuller's war-shelters persist in peacetime thanks to New Jerse...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953511/open-architecture-collaborative-asks-how-do-you-open-architecture-in-new-social-media-campaign Open Architecture Collaborative asks "How do you open architecture?" in new social media campaign Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-23T13:29:00-04:00 >2016-06-23T13:56:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fu/fu3gkxbvr9azffoq.jpg" width="514" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://www.openarchcollab.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Open Architecture Collaborative</a>, the offshoot from the now-defunct Architecture for Humanity, launched its <a href="http://www.iopenarchitecture.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#iOpenArchitecture</a> social media campaign on Tuesday, aiming to expand the dialogue around design and architecture.</p><p>Participants (the campaign is directed towards&nbsp;"all members of the community") write down their answer to any of the three questions: "How do you open architecture? Why do you open architecture? Who do you open architecture for?", and take a photo of themselves displaying the sign with the hashtag #iOpenArchitecture.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h8/h800j1it6b5oxx6m.jpg"></p><p>OAC explains the initiative as:</p><p><em>To open architecture is to agree that the design of spaces is more than just a technical trade, or the construction of a pretty building. It's a process that grants access to architecture for everyone. [...]</em></p><p><em><strong>In what way do you, or can you, open architecture with your community?</strong>&nbsp;We&rsquo;re asking you to take to social media to share your ideas with the world. Together we can introduce the power of design to those who aren&rsquo;t aw...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953515/cold-war-era-spy-photography-finds-second-life-as-climate-change-record Cold War-era spy photography finds second life as climate change record Nicholas Korody 2016-06-23T13:24:00-04:00 >2016-06-23T13:25:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aj/ajegogb7ji2xjrui.jpg" width="514" height="745" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It was revealed earlier this month that declassified U.S. spy satellite photographs taken above the Antarctic have inadvertently also documented how that continent has been affected by climate change. In this case, deep in the archives of national intelligence agencies are satellite photos half a century old in which scientifically useful data has been hiding in plain sight. These now-outdated spy photographs have thus found an unexpected second life as important tools of planetary science...</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more on the often unexpected sources of climate data, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942776/the-700-year-old-climate-data-recorded-by-japanese-monks" target="_blank">The 700-year old climate data recorded by Japanese monks</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935981/global-warming-may-be-much-more-catastrophic-and-happen-much-quicker-than-we-imagined" target="_blank">Global warming may be much more catastrophic (and happen much quicker) than we imagined</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146194305/last-year-was-the-warmest-since-at-least-1880" target="_blank">Last year was the warmest since (at least) 1880</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/126783591/architecture-of-the-anthropocene-pt-3-getting-lost-in-the-ozone" target="_blank">Architecture of the Anthropocene, Pt. 3: Getting Lost in the Ozone</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953487/architecture-and-the-wall-teddy-cruz-and-fonna-forman-on-the-us-mexico-border Architecture and the Wall: Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman on the US-Mexico Border Nicholas Korody 2016-06-23T12:45:00-04:00 >2016-06-23T13:07:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dl/dl973v3erywh1hl1.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>..We must expose rather than mask the institutional mechanisms driving uneven urban development. Such a revelation requires a corresponding expansion of our understanding of the scope of architecture itself&mdash;can we design human rights, for example? Can social justice become an architectural protocol? In other words, the most important materials with which architects must learn to work are not steel and concrete but critical knowledge of the underlying conditions that produce today&rsquo;s urban crises.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The article makes reference to the controversy generated a few months ago over a competition to design Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposed border wall between the US and Mexico. The editors of Bustler, Archinect's sister site, decided not to host the competition due to potential conflicts with our ethical standards, writing, "We are conflicted about the nature of the competition and fear that it promotes xenophobia. The competition goes against the ethical standards we strive to align ourselves with.&rdquo;</p><p>For more on the competition, check out the editorial on <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4754/us-mexico-border-wall-competition-provokes-controversy" target="_blank">Bustler.</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953303/elon-musk-thinks-tesla-could-be-worth-1-trillion-if-it-buys-solarcity Elon Musk thinks Tesla could be worth $1 trillion – if it buys SolarCity Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-22T19:31:00-04:00 >2016-06-23T18:47:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4d/4d6d336ab4e60cafbc305ae89e1c4d2a.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>SolarCity's solar panels with Tesla's electric vehicles and stationary storage batteries was "what the world needs, the ultimate solution" to a sustainable-energy future. "As a combined automotive and power storage and power generation company, the potential is there for Tesla to be a trillion-dollar market cap company," [Musk] added. [...] Musk said costs for both companies would go down significantly after the merger, but he did not give specifics.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Elon Musk already sits on the board and owns 22% of the Buffalo-based SolarCity, "the leading installer of residential solar panels" in the US. Musk is convinced that the merger is a no-brainer, but according to&nbsp;<em>Reuters</em>, analysts aren't so smitten with the prospect.</p><p>"While we don't doubt that some customers who are interested in electric vehicles and storage products are also interested in going solar, we don't necessarily buy that there is a meaningful cross-sell opportunity &ndash; especially currently," RBC Capital Markets analyst Joseph Spak told <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/us-solarcity-m-a-tesla-research-idUSKCN0Z81JD?mod=related&amp;channelName=globalEnergyNews" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Reuters</em></a>.</p><p>Another analyst, Brian Johnson of Barclays, doesn't have a rosy view either:&nbsp;"While no doubt the Tesla bulls will hail the combination as visionary, we believe the assumption of another $2.6 billion of debt to fold in a solar company with limited synergies and uncertain growth/cash prospects only reinforces our negative view of Tesla."</p><p>A <a href="http://The%20SolarCity%20team%20has%20built%20its%20company%20into%20the%20clear%20solar%20industry%20leader%20in%20the%20residential,%20commercial%20and%20industrial%20markets,%20with%20significant%20scale%20and%20growing%20customer%20penetration.%20They%20have%20made%20it%20easy%20for%20customers%20to%20switch%20to%20clean%20energy%20while%20still%20providing%20the%20best%20customer%20experience.%20We%E2%80%99ve%20seen%20this%20all%20firsthand%20through%20our%20partnership%20with%20SolarCity%20on%20a%20variety%20of%20use%20cases,%20including%20those%20where%20SolarCity%20uses%20Tesla%20battery%20packs%20as%20part%20of%20its%20solar%20projects." rel="nofollow" target="_blank">press release</a> issued by the Tesla Team yesterday noted how partnering with SolarCity would produce "...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953114/this-weekend-re-imagine-modern-at-dwell-on-design-june-24-26 This weekend: (re)imagine modern at Dwell on Design, June 24-26 Sponsor 2016-06-22T15:15:00-04:00 >2016-06-22T20:21:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x6/x60aytvyiwuqzod3.jpg" width="514" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://la.dwellondesign.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dwell on Design</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>In just two short days, Dwell on Design LA (DODLA), the largest design event on the West Coast, will kick off its eleventh and best show yet. Packed with inspiring onstage content, high-end designer home tours, live demos, art installations, consultations and feature areas, including the highly-anticipated Dwell Outdoor curated by famed Australian-born designer Jamie Durie, Dwell on Design LA at the Los Angeles Convention Center will be the place to be June 24-26. For hours, tickets and additional event information, visit <a href="http://la.dwellondesign.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">la.dwellondesign.com</a>.</p><p><strong>LEARN FROM DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE EXPERTS</strong></p><p>Don&rsquo;t miss renowned architect and keynote speaker <strong>Sou Fujimoto </strong>Friday June 24 at 6:00 PM, whose innovative residential structures and institutional projects represent a fresh approach to the relationship between architectural space and the human body.</p><p>Lectures and panels with actor <strong>Gary Sinise</strong>, architect <strong>Matthew Hufft</strong>, co-creator of Morpholio<strong> Toru Hasegawa</strong>,...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953250/behind-the-scenes-of-the-trump-building Behind the scenes of the Trump Building Nicholas Korody 2016-06-22T14:24:00-04:00 >2016-06-22T14:24:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9r/9rxzaqwyeqrwzpoo.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A hedge-fund manager on the 28th floor who pretended to be dead when investors asked for their money reported to prison in January. A few weeks later, an investment adviser on the 17th floor was accused of running a Ponzi-like scheme. Thirteen floors up, a lawyer pleaded guilty this month to stealing millions of dollars from clients. It was all happening at 40 Wall St., across from the New York Stock Exchange, behind golden capital letters proclaiming that this is THE TRUMP BUILDING.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more on the architecture of the current Republican presidential candidate, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946044/glitz-and-ego-the-architectural-legacy-of-donald-trump-the-developer" target="_blank">"Glitz and ego" &ndash; the architectural legacy of Donald Trump, the developer</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937112/the-problem-with-designing-trump-s-border-wall" target="_blank">The Problem With Designing Trump&rsquo;s Border Wall</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935081/us-mexico-border-wall-competition-provokes-controversy" target="_blank">US/Mexico border wall competition provokes controversy</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148423518/what-does-donald-trump-s-architecture-reveal-about-his-politics" target="_blank">What does Donald Trump's architecture reveal about his politics?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953244/lapd-directs-officers-to-treat-homeless-people-with-compassion-in-new-vague-policy LAPD directs officers to treat homeless people “with compassion” in new vague policy Justine Testado 2016-06-22T14:22:00-04:00 >2016-06-22T14:22:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bo/bob8wcibhpg2j5pu.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Los Angeles Police Commission approved a new policy directing LAPD officers to treat homeless people with &ldquo;compassion and empathy.&rdquo; The policy was meant to be a broad statement &ndash; a &ldquo;philosophy more than it is the nuts and bolts,&rdquo; [Cmdr Todd] Chamberlain recently told police commissioners. More specifics will come in future directives, he added. But the new statement [unsurprisingly] was met with some skepticism from homeless advocates.</p></em><br /><br /><p>&ldquo;Gary Blasi, a retired UCLA law professor who studies homelessness, said it would take more than a policy to improve interactions between officers and those living on the city&rsquo;s streets. To do that, he said, the city should limit laws that unfairly criminalize situations involving homeless people &mdash; &lsquo;so that the police are not involved in the first place.&rsquo;&rdquo;</p><p>More about homelessness in LA on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943944/la-s-homeless-population-has-increased-by-11-in-a-single-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA's homeless population has increased by 11% in a single year</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148962253/homes-of-the-homeless-seized-l-a-cracks-down-on-free-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Homes of the homeless, seized: L.A. cracks down on free housing</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/146054413/to-each-their-own-home-a-peek-into-the-home-less-exhibition-at-usc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">To each their own home: A peek into the &ldquo;HOME(less)&rdquo; exhibition at USC</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147809321/los-angeles-approves-plans-to-tackle-homelessness-crisis-but-funding-is-still-unclear" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles approves plans to tackle homelessness crisis, but funding is still unclear</a></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 >2016-06-24T13:08:40-04:00 <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/149953233/without-uber-or-lyft-austin-turns-to-facebook-for-rides Without Uber or Lyft, Austin turns to Facebook for rides Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-22T13:30:00-04:00 >2016-06-22T14:43:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rq/rq9h3wgzh2wo4jdt.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On May 9, 10,000 Uber drivers effectively lost their jobs. So they did what anyone in 2016 does, they turned to Facebook to mobilize&mdash;and soon enough the passengers followed. [...] The new system works like this: A prospective rider posts their pickup location within the group and within minutes several drivers usually comment with their contact information and screenshot of their Uber and/or Lyft profile. From there, the passenger and chosen driver negotiate a trip price privately.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Protesting fingerprint checks, Uber and Lyft end rides in Austin" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944680/protesting-fingerprint-checks-uber-and-lyft-end-rides-in-austin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Protesting fingerprint checks, Uber and Lyft end rides in Austin</a></li><li><a title="Google, Uber, Lyft, Ford and Volvo join forces to lobby for autonomous vehicles" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942771/google-uber-lyft-ford-and-volvo-join-forces-to-lobby-for-autonomous-vehicles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google, Uber, Lyft, Ford and Volvo join forces to lobby for autonomous vehicles</a></li><li><a title="Lyft gets cozy with LA transit agencies to share data on Metro connections" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148888337/lyft-gets-cozy-with-la-transit-agencies-to-share-data-on-metro-connections" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lyft gets cozy with LA transit agencies to share data on Metro connections</a></li><li><a title="Waze takes on the ride-sharing market with new carpooling app" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131421993/waze-takes-on-the-ride-sharing-market-with-new-carpooling-app" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Waze takes on the ride-sharing market with new carpooling app</a></li><li><a title="One ridesharing app to rule them all: Ridescout moves into the competitive world of rideshare" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106553263/one-ridesharing-app-to-rule-them-all-ridescout-moves-into-the-competitive-world-of-rideshare" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One ridesharing app to rule them all: Ridescout moves into the competitive world of rideshare</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953215/how-to-retake-a-city-from-the-wealthy-elite-a-guide-by-barcelona-en-com How to retake a city from the wealthy elite: a guide by Barcelona en Comú Nicholas Korody 2016-06-22T12:54:00-04:00 >2016-06-22T12:54:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gx/gxjtc81w3j0j58qy.jpg" width="514" height="731" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In May 2015, the citizen platform Barcelona en Com&uacute; (Barcelona in Common) catapulted Ada Colau into power as the city&rsquo;s first female mayor. Ten months earlier, the group didn&rsquo;t even exist. With no money and little experience, just how did they wrest the city from the entrenched political caste that had been running it for the past 40 years? Not surprisingly, Barcelona en Com&uacute; has since been inundated with requests for an answer...</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"In response, the group produced a step-by-step explanation &ndash; How to Win Back the City en Com&uacute;"</em></p><p>Barcelona en Com&uacute; is a citizen platform launched in 2014 that is the minority government in power right now in Barcelona. Many of its members participated in the 15M movement and come from political organizing backgrounds, and the organization has ties to Podemos.</p><p>The full title of the guide, which is available as a pdf <a href="https://barcelonaencomu.cat/sites/default/files/win-the-city-guide.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>, is&nbsp;<em>How to win back the city en com&uacute;: guide to building a citizen municipal platform</em>.&nbsp;</p><p>"For us, 'winning back the city' is about much&nbsp;more than winning the local elections," they write. "It means&nbsp;putting a new, transparent and participatory&nbsp;model of local government, which is under citizen&nbsp;control, into practice."</p><p>The guide describes how to create such a platform, from pre-launch organization to winning an election. It explicates financing models and electoral structuring.</p><p>A scant 10 pages, the guide is accessible and well-designed. Spain has recently witnessed a bit of a ...</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/149953071/an-ode-to-brutalism An ode to Brutalism Alexander Walter 2016-06-21T15:59:00-04:00 >2016-06-22T13:59:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mb/mbpk0tpnrx9iviyz.jpg" width="514" height="642" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Brutalism will never happen again. Our stock of Brutalism is limited, and sadly under constant attack. The demolition and &lsquo;refurbishment&rsquo; of great buildings by Rudolph, I M Pei, Denys Lasdun and other giants of the movement should be taken as seriously as would the loss of buildings by Donato Bramante, Christopher Wren or Frank Lloyd Wright. Brutalism deserves far better than the wrecker&rsquo;s ball: it was the pinnacle of world architecture through all of history.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149949021/sosbrutalism-campaign-lists-endangered-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#SOSBrutalism campaign lists endangered buildings</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947831/brutal-paper-cut-outs-of-real-life-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brutal paper cut-outs (of real-life buildings)</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145579946/brutalism-s-struggle-to-stay-relevant-a-few-more-buildings-we-lost-in-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brutalism's struggle to stay relevant: a few more buildings we lost in 2015</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953055/imagining-the-future-cyberattack-that-could-bring-down-new-york-city Imagining the future cyberattack that could bring down New York City Nicholas Korody 2016-06-21T14:46:00-04:00 >2016-06-22T20:13:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k3/k33rk0lxfws3horo.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Copycat attacks sprang up around the world: trains going haywire in Japan; smart thermostats freezing pipes in Minneapolis; Chinese hackers noodling around a water utility in San Francisco. Americans suddenly realized that, although they had spent plenty of time anguishing about how to protect the country&rsquo;s physical borders, with every device they bought, they had been letting more and more invaders into their cities, their homes, and their lives.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"They had moved everything they did online, thinking they were moving into the future; they woke up the morning after thinking they&rsquo;d moved into a war zone instead."</em></p><p>This is a great work of speculative fiction that imagines a cyberattack that brings down New York City in the near-future. Self-driving cars smash into the roadside, hospital staff can't access their records, power plants go offline causing mass blackouts.</p><p>The article's subheading reads "A scenario that could happen based on what already has." And, indeed, most of the technology described is already in use.</p><p>The automation of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/663743/self-driving-car" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">cars</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/90971/smart-home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">homes</a>, and entire <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/65348/smart-cities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">cities</a> means IRL hacks are a real threat. For more on this, check out Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149948918/if-houses-had-airplane-modes-an-interview-with-joseph-grima-of-space-caviar" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interview</a> with Joseph Grima of Space Caviar about the RAM House, a prototype dwelling equipped with "airplane mode."</p><p>For tips and tricks on how to shore up your cybersecurity, take a look at this handy <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149951908/getsafe-a-beginner-s-guide-to-cybersecurity-for-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">beginner's&nbsp;guide</a>&nbsp;specifically tailored to architects. And for more content related to changing not...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953040/sweden-tightens-its-refugee-policy-introduces-new-restrictions-for-asylum-seekers Sweden tightens its refugee policy, introduces new restrictions for asylum seekers Nicholas Korody 2016-06-21T13:52:00-04:00 >2016-06-21T16:16:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/np/np3uwoc2x3h53ctm.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sweden, once one of the most welcoming countries for refugees, on Tuesday introduced tough new restrictions on asylum seekers, including rules that would limit the number of people granted permanent residency and make it more difficult for parents to reunite with their children. The government said the legislation... was necessary to prevent the country from becoming overstretched by the surge of migration to Europe that began last year.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As more and more refugees flood into Europe from the Middle East, Africa, and elsewhere, once-welcoming countries are increasingly tightening their borders. For more on this, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942324/tensions-build-at-athen-s-port-of-piraeus-the-first-stop-for-many-refugees-seeking-asylum-in-europe" target="_blank">Tensions build at Athen's port of Piraeus, the first stop for many refugees seeking asylum in Europe</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940715/germany-announces-new-integration-measures-for-migrants-and-refugees" target="_blank">Germany announces new integration measures for migrants and refugees</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146808835/sweden-plans-mass-expulsion-of-up-to-80-000-refugees" target="_blank">Sweden plans mass expulsion of up to 80,000 refugees</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136882061/a-world-divided-mapping-border-fences-globally" target="_blank">A world divided: mapping border fences globally</a></li></ul>