Archinect - News 2016-08-30T15:10:39-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149965931/architects-call-for-action-on-climate-change Architects call for action on climate change Nicholas Korody 2016-08-30T14:10:00-04:00 >2016-08-30T14:15:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hg/hgau33doydwdjfwl.jpg" width="514" height="298" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The building sector has a uniquely intimate relationship to global warming. One the one hand, cities consume 78% of the world&rsquo;s energy and are responsible for more than 60% of global carbon emissions; building maintenance accounts for nearly 50% of energy usage and construction is one of the most environmentally destructive of human activities. On the other, better design represents one of humanity&rsquo;s best&mdash;and most feasible&mdash;opportunities to reduce global carbon emissions and help prepare for inevitable changes to our environment.</p><p>It&rsquo;s therefore highly appropriate that a group of Chicago-based architects have recently launched an online initiative calling for action on climate change. Following five weeks of grassroots outreach, sixty-six architecture firms and six design industry-related companies have joined the public outreach campaign, dubbed Architects Advocate: Action on Climate Change. Now they plan to rapidly expand to the rest of the United States.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/aa/aa09zjtxaxiyp80u.jpg"></p><p>Supporters of the campaign ar...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965915/in-wake-of-deadly-earthquake-italy-s-prime-minister-calls-on-renzo-piano-to-help-reconstruction-effort In wake of deadly earthquake, Italy's prime minister calls on Renzo Piano to help reconstruction effort Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-30T14:02:00-04:00 >2016-08-30T14:02:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ty/tykvu30hqbwo1nhw.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The 6.2 magnitude earthquake that hit central Italy on August 24 reduced the medieval towns of Amatrice, Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto to ruins, and has claimed the lives of at least 290 people. With over 3,000 people displaced by the quake's damage, Italy's prime minister Matteo Renzi called on "Italian senator for life" Renzo Piano to lead the reconstruction and disaster prevention efforts in response.</p><p>The current plan is to build lightweight wooden structures to house the majority of the displaced residents, and then begin reconstruction of the towns in six to eight months. Piano, speaking to&nbsp;<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/29/italy-earthquake-pm-asks-renzo-piano-to-help-in-reconstruction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Guardian</a>, spoke to the importance of government regulation in addition to rebuilding quickly: "Anti-seismic requirements must be inserted in the laws of the country to make our homes safe, just as it's compulsory for a car to have brakes that work."</p><p>Piano has previous experience working in "high-risk quake zones" in Japan and California, but admitted to The Guardian&nbsp;that working in Italy...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965900/exploring-alvar-aalto-s-benign-errors Exploring Alvar Aalto's "benign errors" Julia Ingalls 2016-08-30T12:56:00-04:00 >2016-08-30T12:56:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ce/cejr6vzez7ncg9dz.jpg" width="514" height="451" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Could one of Alvar Aalto's most sublime works be the result of a mistake? And more intriguingly, did Aalto exploit error to acheive a certain aesthetic/politically pointed effect? In this thoughtful piece on&nbsp;<a href="https://medium.com/iamacamera/finlandia-the-greatest-architectural-mistake-ever-made-aaltos-benign-errors-be3e9533d3e6#.mui1z9p5z" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Medium</a>, Dan Hill explores the role of "benign errors" in Aalto's work, a term the architect himself coined. Hill centers his focus on the concert hall known as Finlandia, taking particular issue with (but not limiting his scope to) the building's marble facade, noting that:&nbsp;</p><p>"Even more remarkably, this apparently uniform and utterly wonderful bowed marble grid appears to have been a mistake, an outcome of the temperature extremes in Helsinki (I&rsquo;m reminded of the Dali-esque images of failing fa&ccedil;ades from Jeffrey Inaba's talk at Postopolis&nbsp;regarding Kazakhstan&rsquo;s -40&ordm;C to +40&ordm;C, though it&rsquo;s not quite&nbsp;<em>that</em>&nbsp;bad here.)"</p><p>For more on the legacy of Alvar Aalto:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147348305/for-alvar-aalto-s-118th-b-day-a-museum-extension-a-few-enduring-favorites" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">For Alvar Aalto's 118th birthday, a museum extension + a few enduring favorites</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135651376/a-photographic-tour-of-alvar-aalto-s-restored-viipuri-library" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A photographic tour of Alvar Aalto's restored Viipur...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965797/next-week-we-speak-with-kunl-adeyemi-of-nl-on-one-to-one-while-we-re-on-break-get-caught-up-with-these-interviews Next week, we speak with Kunlé Adeyemi of NLÉ on One-to-One – while we're on break, get caught up with these interviews Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-29T17:54:00-04:00 >2016-08-30T12:20:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nq/nqw38svo9swd12md.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last week, I interviewed <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/287303/kunle-adeyemi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kunl&eacute; Adeyemi</a> of NL&Eacute; at the AIA Tennessee Convention in Chattanooga, as part of his keynote presentation. We'll be bringing you that interview, covering Adeyemi's take on Lagos, OMA and Princeton, on next week's One-to-One. Until then, make sure to <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/neil-denari/id1057340260?i=356797877" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">subscribe to One-to-One</a> to get the latest episodes automatically downloaded to wherever you listen to podcasts. We're rebroadcasting our&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/670405/one-to-one" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One</a>&nbsp;#15 with&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934308/bridging-downtown-michael-maltzan-on-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-15" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Maltzan</a>&nbsp;</strong>this week, but you might also like:</p><ul><li><a title="The Ascendancy of Theory: writer and theorist Sylvia Lavin on Archinect Sessions One-to-One #13" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149278965/the-ascendancy-of-theory-writer-and-theorist-sylvia-lavin-on-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-13" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Ascendancy of Theory: writer and theorist Sylvia Lavin on Archinect Sessions One-to-One #13</a></li><li><a title="A Secret Language: Oana Stanescu and Dong-Ping Wong, partners at Family, on Archinect Sessions One-to-One #16" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936798/a-secret-language-oana-stanescu-and-dong-ping-wong-partners-at-family-on-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-16" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Secret Language: Oana Stanescu and Dong-Ping Wong, partners at Family, on Archinect Sessions One-to-One #16</a></li><li><a title="The &quot;Impossible&quot; Car &ndash; Faraday Future's lead designer, Richard Kim, on One-to-One #17" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938205/the-impossible-car-faraday-future-s-lead-designer-richard-kim-on-one-to-one-17" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The "Impossible" Car &ndash; Faraday Future's lead designer, Richard Kim, on One-to-One #17</a></li><li><a title="Modern Scientist: SCI-Arc founder Ray Kappe on Archinect Sessions One-to-One #18" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939712/modern-scientist-sci-arc-founder-ray-kappe-on-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-18" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Modern Scientist: SCI-Arc founder Ray Kappe on Archinect Sessions One-to-One #18</a></li><li><a title="The Mountaineers: Craig Dykers and Elaine Molinar of Sn&oslash;hetta on One-to-One #27" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149951182/the-mountaineers-craig-dykers-and-elaine-molinar-of-sn-hetta-on-one-to-one-27" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Mountaineers: Craig Dykers and Elaine Molinar of Sn&oslash;hetta on One-to-One #27</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965794/architecture-dean-poh-says-reduction-in-energy-savings-is-not-enough-i-am-for-net-zero Architecture Dean Poh says reduction in energy savings is not enough: "I am for net zero." Alexander Walter 2016-08-29T17:11:00-04:00 >2016-08-29T17:55:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/af/afadce676931fa0fdf6d6059fe47735f.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Right now (the industry is) setting targets of&nbsp;30&nbsp;to&nbsp;40 per cent reduction in energy savings from the current business as usual.&nbsp;I think that&rsquo;s just not enough. I am for net zero,&rdquo; he says.&nbsp;[...] &ldquo;The time scale between what we know can be done and should be done, and when the technology and processes become the norm, needs to be shortened. Currently it takes about 10 to 15 years.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148814474/masdar-abandons-its-dream-of-becoming-the-first-zero-carbon-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Masdar abandons its dream of becoming the first zero-carbon city</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128025752/france-mandates-green-roofs-for-all-new-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">France Mandates "Green Roofs" for all new buildings</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139315335/2015-solar-decathlon-winner-stevens-institute-of-technology-addresses-post-sandy-resiliency-with-the-sure-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 Solar Decathlon winner Stevens Institute of Technology addresses post-Sandy resiliency with the SURE HOUSE</a></li></ul><p>Also, don't miss <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/378110/deans-list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Deans List</em></a>, Archinect's ongoing interview series with the leaders of architecture schools, worldwide.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965750/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-08-29T14:53:00-04:00 >2016-08-29T15:37:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8b/8be9dt9qqxpen0qa.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Just like that, we are at the start of September. The beginning of this month sees the London &nbsp;architecture scene wake up from its summer daze, and get into gear ahead of the commencement of the academic year and London's Design Biennale.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with London's latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8159/riba-stirling-prize-stories-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>RIBA Stirling Prize Stories | 6 September</strong></a></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/31/31iv2qahkbvk2q8b.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: RIBA</em></p><p>Earlier this summer, we brought you the <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5011/riba-announces-2016-stirling-prize-shortlist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2016</a>, which showcased this year&rsquo;s best buildings. The Architects behind these designs will be coming together for this evening of discussion and development. This is a unique opportunity to understand the methodologies and the concepts behind these shortlisted buildings, and what it would mean to the practices to win the Stirling Prize.</p><p>Hear from the shortlisted practices below:</p><ul><li>Herzog &amp; de Meuron, Blavatnik School of Government</li><li>Michael Laird Architects &amp; Reiach and Hall Architects, City of Glasgow College Riverside Campus...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965736/latest-ncarb-report-shows-faster-path-to-licensure Latest NCARB report shows faster path to licensure Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-29T13:30:00-04:00 >2016-08-29T13:36:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4y/4yaeuqjrbwotabmg.jpg" width="514" height="546" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>According to the recently released 2016 edition of &ldquo;NCARB by the Numbers&rdquo;, looking at "key insights into architectural education, the path to licensure, and diversity in the profession",&nbsp;the time it takes to get an architecture license has continued to gradually decrease, as the average age of licensure also keeps steadily dropping.</p><p>The report states that in 2015, on average it took 13.3 years to become an architect, a timeline defined by: &ldquo;from the time a student enrolls in school to the moment they receive a license.&rdquo; That timeframe has gradually been decreasing each year since 2008, when it took approximately 15.5 years. So naturally, it follows that architects are also getting licensed at a younger age, on average.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/l7/l70mmb8vnz4tpdwy.png"></p><p>Other key points from the report include the all-time (recorded) high of over 41,500 &ldquo;professionals working toward licensure&rdquo; in 2015. The percentage of ARE completions by women also reached its highest since 2006, increasing by over 10% to 37%.</p><p>For more information and ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965483/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-bricks-stones-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Bricks & Stones" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-08-26T16:40:00-04:00 >2016-08-27T11:09:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9c/9cpkshdd05a7cvi8.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/bricks-stones/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Bricks &amp; Stones</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qu/qupx5dhxbgxl4um1.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/neriandhu/project/design-republic-design-commune" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Republic Design Commune</a> in Shanghai, China by <a href="http://archinect.com/neriandhu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neri&amp;Hu Design and Research Office</a>; Photo: Pedro Pegenaute</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9a/9a4bvjkiwp6gvyrh.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/arosarchitects/project/travelodge-excel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Travelodge Excel</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/arosarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aros Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ri/ri3zifvwe16t8j5w.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/139501115/tribunal-montmorency/139509138" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tribunal</a> in Montmorency, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/dominique-coulon-associes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dominique Coulon &amp; associ&eacute;s</a>; Photo: David Romero-Uzeda</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/au/auvlk31ena2rtnmb.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/10196497/hotel-zenden/77959381" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hotel Zenden</a> in Maastricht, the Netherlands by <a href="http://archinect.com/Wiel-Arets-Architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wiel Arets Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e2/e2d9xh0ey59xyk8f.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/MJMA/project/branksome-hall-athletics-wellness-centre" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Branksome Hall Athletics &amp; Wellness Centre</a> in Toronto, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/MJMA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects (MJMA)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jq/jqolk9lz4ttaovel.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/54428815/blooming-house-with-wild-flowers/143847789" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blooming House with Wild Flowers</a> in Seoul, South Korea by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/54428815/studio_gaon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">studio_GAON</a>; Photo: Youngchae Park</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p1/p1aqkqfk14635cks.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/joebmoore.com/project/noyes-transformation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Noyes Transformation</a> in New Canaan, CT by <a href="http://archinect.com/joebmoore.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Joeb Moore &amp; Partners Architects, LLC</a>; Photo: David...</p> 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 >2016-08-28T15:13:36-04:00 <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 >2016-08-29T13:29:32-04:00 <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 >2016-08-27T11:11:49-04:00 <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 >2016-08-29T07:42:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ba/ba6pyds9epdkpj05.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Future Arena, the handball venue, will be taken apart and the pieces used to build four schools around the city, each serving 500 students. [...] the city will turn the aquatics stadium into two community swimming centers; the media center will become a high school dorm; and the 300 acres of land on which Barra Olympic Park currently sits will go be turned over for public parks and private development.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Rio's Olympic legacy:</p><ul><li><a title="In honor of the Olympics, French artist JR installs giant athletes in Rio" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961516/in-honor-of-the-olympics-french-artist-jr-installs-giant-athletes-in-rio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In honor of the Olympics, French artist JR installs giant athletes in Rio</a></li><li><a title="Rio mayor admits Olympics were a &ldquo;missed opportunity&rdquo;, but believes the city has been unfairly portrayed" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957955/rio-mayor-admits-olympics-were-a-missed-opportunity-but-believes-the-city-has-been-unfairly-portrayed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rio mayor admits Olympics were a &ldquo;missed opportunity&rdquo;, but believes the city has been unfairly portrayed</a></li><li><a title="The rapid gentrification of Rio's favelas in advance of the Olympics" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149951809/the-rapid-gentrification-of-rio-s-favelas-in-advance-of-the-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The rapid gentrification of Rio's favelas in advance of the Olympics</a></li><li><a title='Rio Olympics "must be postponed, moved, or both" due to Zika threat' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945224/rio-olympics-must-be-postponed-moved-or-both-due-to-zika-threat" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rio Olympics "must be postponed, moved, or both" due to Zika threat</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/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>