Archinect - News 2014-07-23T09:48:29-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/104807798/uk-contributes-10m-to-glasgow-school-of-art-half-for-mackintosh-restoration UK contributes £10m to Glasgow School of Art, half for Mackintosh restoration Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-22T20:44:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T20:59:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kz/kzs84i4m7sbzbgea.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"The people of Glasgow and many people far beyond were horrified when a few weeks ago fire ripped through the Art School, gutting its priceless library. The UK government has already made a &pound;5m contribution to the Mackintosh Appeal to help ensure that the building is restored to its former glory. And we are today making an additional &pound;5m contribution to support the School's new Graduate and Research Centre." &mdash; UK Chancellor George Osborne</p></em><br /><br /><p>This past May, a fire destroyed much of the historic Mackintosh library at the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/16607/the-glasgow-school-of-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glasgow School of Art,</a> a modern <a href="https://www.google.com/search?q=mackintosh+glasgow+school+of+art&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;hs=Wja&amp;rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&amp;channel=sb&amp;tbm=isch&amp;tbo=u&amp;source=univ&amp;sa=X&amp;ei=Rot_U_jJEM6JogSFkYCYDA&amp;ved=0CCoQsAQ&amp;biw=1272&amp;bih=1289" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">masterpiece</a> by Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Now, as part of an increase in the UK's funding of Glasgow's life sciences, business and arts sectors, the School has the resources to restore Mackintosh.</p><p>Previous reports about the Mackintosh fire can be found here:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100285007/update-glasgow-school-of-art-fire" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UPDATE: Glasgow School of Art fire</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104808602/editor-s-picks-377 Editor's Picks #377 Nam Henderson 2014-07-22T20:36:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T20:37:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bb/bb3v8f22tbh0xxpi.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>New to Archinect, <a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;penned an essay, titled <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/103867146/material-witness-insanity-in-the-walls-of-true-detective-and-twin-peaks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Material Witness: Insanity in the walls of '"True Detective" and "Twin Peaks"</a>.</p><p><strong>&nbsp;Olaf Design Ninja_ </strong>&nbsp;offered a complement "<em>A good visceral read like a true detective watch...This would almost suggest the inert quality of this line between sanity and insanity material be abandonment. Been working on a large abandoned hospital to rental project for a few years now and&hellip;</em>"</p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;snagged an <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/103938664/art-architecture-an-interview-with-lagos-documentary-filmmaker-bregtje-van-der-haak" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interview with Lagos documentary filmmaker Bregtje van der Haak</a>.<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wz/wz48ducf7sauw63k.jpg"></p><p>R.I.P. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104327447/randall-stout-architect-of-innovative-environmental-designs-dies-at-56" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Randall Stout</a>, who has died at 56</p><p>Tim Fernholz looked at how retail/consumer giants,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104326642/wait-you-can-trademark-the-layout-of-a-store" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">trademark their retail layouts</a>.&nbsp;<strong>raj</strong> wanted some clarification "<em>This is just a crazy thing....Who owns the copyright? AIA docs says the Architect. Did they sell that?</em>"</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/alex" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexander Walter</a>&nbsp;noted Martino Stierli has been <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104243719/martino-stierli-named-new-moma-architecture-and-design-curator" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">named the new chief curator of MoMA Architecture and Design</a>.&nbsp;<strong>darkman</strong> was disappointed "<em>Another European academic. Shocking choice, Lowry</em>".&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/blog/real-estate/2014/07/architecture-review-abominable-7-eleven-disfigures.html?page=all" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Baltimore Business Journal</a> ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104801373/exclusionary-strategies-laws-and-designs-used-to-oust-homeless-population Exclusionary Strategies: Laws and Designs Used to Oust Homeless Population Nicholas Korody 2014-07-22T18:52:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T22:33:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/td/tdupeiqjn3x9maqc.jpg" width="514" height="312" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As the number of homeless people in America&rsquo;s major cities has increased, so have ordinances criminalizing homelessness and pushing homeless families and individuals into the criminal justice system. Criminalization has become a tactic with which politicians have reconfigured cities to serve wealthier citizens and tourists, at the considerable expense of the poor.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Of course, urban spaces are often "cleansed" of homelessness through design. <a href="http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/anti-homeless-spikes-removed-london-apartments-3689629" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Recently in London</a>, metal spikes were set into the ground of an alcove of a new apartment complex to prevent people from sleeping there. After almost&nbsp;130,000 people signed a petition, they were removed.&nbsp;This followed a similar incident at a London supermarket on expensive Regent St.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ye/yezocardcvyq7lad.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/metro-s-bench-dividers-at-bus-shelters-seen-by-some/article_fa966d07-8aac-5678-a08a-ab3c4f12a451.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Benches are often designed</a> with armrests or sloped centers to make sleeping on them uncomfortable or impossible. This is usually seen as a strategy against homeless or otherwise itinerant peoples. Other times, benches are designed specifically to prevent skateboarders from grinding on them.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4v/4v9er3emfjzr9nyc.jpg"></p><p>Recently, architecture and design that is used to enforce standards of behavior have been dubbed&nbsp;<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disciplinary_architecture#cite_note-11" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Disciplinary Architectures."</a>&nbsp;There is, of course, a long history of using architecture as a means to enforce social standards and control the body. One translation of the etymology of the word "architecture" could even be interpreted as a nominal ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104792514/play-with-your-food-hunting-for-the-link-between-architecture-and-food Play With Your Food: Hunting for the link between architecture and food Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-22T17:34:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T17:49:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tf/tf8h9gyh758s5i4d.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the last few weeks, the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/298/architectural-association-school-of-architecture-aa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Visiting School</a> has been chopping and stirring and slicing in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for their "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/454739/play-with-your-food" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Play With Your Food</a>" workshop. Participants are put through the rigorous paces that chefs face when designing new foods, and compare the methodology of cooking to architecture. At this intersection of food and architecture, cultures and personal histories collide for a (hopefully) mutually beneficial study of design methodology.</p><p>"Play With Your Food" has since ended, and we were in touch with the organizers and a few students to get a read on how the experimental workshop played out.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i0/i0he9um0wig9bj78.jpg"></p><p>From the organizers, Jorge Mendez-Caceres,&nbsp;Drew&nbsp;Merkle&nbsp;and Miguel Miranda:</p><p><strong>"Play With Your Food" draws parallels between architecture and cuisine, two seemingly very distant disciplines. What headway did the visiting school make in connecting these two worlds?</strong></p><p>Architecture and Cuisine/Gastronomy/Mixology do seem to have no relation when they are first mentioned in the same forum. Bu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104789294/asia-s-richest-man-is-building-hong-kong-apartments-barely-bigger-than-a-prison-cell Asia’s richest man is building Hong Kong apartments barely bigger than a prison cell Alexander Walter 2014-07-22T14:32:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T14:34:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2a/2aa49054f58711b93a1ccebfaee39139.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Li&rsquo;s development company Cheung Kong will start selling &ldquo;micro-apartments&rdquo; for between HK$1.94 and HK$2 million ($250,000 to $260,000) a unit on July 26. The 196 mini flats, part of a larger development (pdf) of 1,071 units, are among the cheapest in Hong Kong and less than 200 square feet, or around 18 square meters. The smallest of the apartments come with usable area of just 177 sq. ft, including a 97 sq. ft living room, a 13 sq. ft kitchen and a 31 sq. ft bathroom.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/104733850/tale-of-two-cities-nyc-approves-poor-door-for-luxury-high-rise Tale of Two Cities: NYC approves ‘poor door’ for luxury high-rise Miles Jaffe 2014-07-22T14:08:00-04:00 >2014-07-23T01:48:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b0/b0e62tsd1eu1x8tg.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New York City is moving forward with a proposal that calls for a new high-rise apartment complex to feature separate doors for wealthy tenants and those living in the building&rsquo;s affordable housing unit. While wealthy residents will be able to enter the building from its designated front entrance, affordable housing tenants will be required to go in through a back alley. A mandatory affordable housing plan is not license to segregate lower-income tenants from those who are well-off.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Maybe the <em>higher-ups</em> will employ the low-income folk as maids and janitors? Built-in servants quarters, subsidized by the city.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104785261/airbnb-host-forced-to-evict-squatter-in-palm-springs-rental Airbnb host forced to evict squatter in Palm Springs rental Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-22T13:49:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T13:49:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fq/fqnrmjd4l590us39.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A woman rented her 600-square-foot Palm Springs, California, condo to someone for a little over a month, and now she says the guy won't leave and is threatening to sue her. She's had to hire a lawyer and go through the entire eviction process, which could take 3-6 months, the same as if he were a long-term tenant. It's "been a nightmare," the host, Cory Tschogl, told Business Insider.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/104785258/london-s-canary-wharf-spreads-east-with-new-towers-and-3-000-homes-planned London's Canary Wharf spreads east with new towers and 3,000 homes planned Alexander Walter 2014-07-22T13:18:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T13:23:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ed/ed6a3a6d555ec29918bfef97eae5657d.jpg" width="220" height="310" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>More than 3,000 homes are to be built at the eastern edge of Canary Wharf after Tower Hamlets council gave the green light for the project, the first extension to the financial district since the banking crisis struck in 2008. [...] Its centrepiece, at 211m the tallest building, is a 57-storey cylindrical residential skyscraper facing the waters of South Dock, designed by Herzog &amp; de Meuron [...]</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/104719391/fresh-deans-picking-the-brains-of-a-few-newly-appointed-leaders-in-architecture-education Fresh Deans: Picking the brains of a few newly appointed leaders in architecture education Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-21T19:22:00-04:00 >2014-07-23T08:36:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nd/ndmlzbeutzxu47jv.jpg" width="514" height="723" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architecture schools saw a fair amount of shuffling this past academic year in their leadership departments. Aside from a handful of high-profile step-downs, including <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/103338066/the-deans-list-mark-wigley-of-columbia-university-s-gsapp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mark Wigley</a>&nbsp;at <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/3109814/columbia-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Columbia University</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92317987/mit-s-ad-le-naud-santos-stepping-down-as-dean-of-school-of-architecture-and-planning" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ad&egrave;le Naud&eacute; Santos</a>&nbsp;at <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/342/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-mit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT</a>, a hefty number of schools across the US appointed new leadership, potentially ushering in a new era in their school's history. As an off-shoot of our <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/378110/deans-list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deans List</a>&nbsp;editorial series, we interviewed a few of these new-appointees, to survey their plans for the position at the very beginning of their tenure.</p><p>The following interview samples responses from:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100936328/daniel-friedman-to-serve-as-dean-of-university-of-hawai-i-at-m-noa-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Daniel S. Friedman</strong></a>, Dean of School of Architecture, <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/106427/university-of-hawai-i-at-m-noa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Hawai'i at M&#257;noa </a>(effective August 1, 2014)</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97566129/peter-mackeith-named-dean-of-ua-s-fay-jones-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Peter MacKeith</strong></a>, Dean of the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/10362183/university-of-arkansas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Arkansas' Fay Jones School of Architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://blog.archpaper.com/wordpress/archives/85643#.U82Jz2R4bls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Jonathan Solomon</strong></a>, Head of Architecture at the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/6087533/school-of-the-art-institute-of-chicago" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">School of Art Institute of Chicago</a> (effective August 1, 2014)</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/schools/release/3277911/marc-swackhamer-named-new-school-of-architecture-head/100946041" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Marc Swackhamer</strong></a>, Head of the School of Architecture at the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/3277911/university-of-minnesota" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Minnesota</a></li></ul><p>A piece of student work from eac...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104722607/relocation-or-adaptation-construction-on-steel-wall-along-jersey-shore-set-to-begin Relocation or Adaptation: Construction on Steel Wall Along Jersey Shore Set to Begin Nicholas Korody 2014-07-21T18:10:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T18:10:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fw/fwv3scadh9uze9ec.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Construction of a four-mile long steel wall going up along a stretch of the Jersey Shore ripped apart during Hurricane Sandy is expected to begin next month [...] The state Department of Environmental Protection awarded a $23.8 million contract to Springfield-based EIC Associates in May to build the steel wall that will stretch from Lyman Street in Mantoloking through Brick.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/103866344/iabr-2014-urban-by-nature-part-1-a-planet-cultivated IABR–2014–URBAN BY NATURE– Part 1: A Planet Cultivated Sponsor 2014-07-21T17:46:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T10:58:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s4/s4fs8pyn2shknzkq.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>IABR&ndash;2014&ndash;URBAN BY NATURE&ndash;</em>, the sixth edition of the <a href="http://iabr.nl/en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR)</a>, recently wrapped up a packed roster of conferences, debates, lectures, excursions and other events spanning over several weeks.</p><p>URBAN BY NATURE&ndash; focuses on the interdependence of society and nature and the intricate relationship between city and landscape. Six separate exhibitions, still on display&nbsp;until Sunday, August 24 at the Kunsthal and the Natural History Museum Rotterdam, showcase almost one hundred projects that address these issues.</p><p>In this article, we highlight the first of the six exhibitions, <em>A PLANET CULTIVATED</em>:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q2/q26jkeprllkovldd.jpg"></p><p><em>Photo: Aranzadi Park (Aldavoyer Architecture) &copy; Gerencia de Urbanismo, Ayuntamiento de Pamplona</em></p><p>Today, there are more trees in parks and nurseries than there are in forests. What we call nature is never free of human intervention: whether as small-scale as parks, or as large-scale as the climate. At the same time, we are part of nature. Now that more than 50 pe...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104712143/relocation-or-adaptation-map-shows-potential-impact-of-flooding-on-metro-boston Relocation or Adaptation: Map Shows Potential Impact of Flooding on Metro Boston Nicholas Korody 2014-07-21T15:29:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T18:44:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bd/bdjggyhu406xm2ny.jpg" width="514" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The map [...] based on a report by the Boston Harbor Association, shows the impact of 5-foot and 7.5-foot coastal floods in Metro Boston that could be caused by a number of things &mdash; a rising sea level, storm surges, astronomical high tides or other causes.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/104709729/helsinki-s-ambitious-plan-to-make-car-ownership-pointless-in-10-years Helsinki's ambitious plan to make car ownership pointless in 10 years Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-21T14:44:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T18:44:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6a/6aq22pjnlm9namdq.jpg" width="514" height="313" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Helsinki] has announced plans to transform its existing public transport network into a comprehensive, point-to-point "mobility on demand" system by 2025 ... allowing people to purchase mobility in real time, straight from their smartphones. [...] Subscribers would specify an origin and a destination, and ... the app would then function as both journey planner and universal payment platform, knitting everything from driverless cars and nimble little buses to shared bikes and ferries</p></em><br /><br /><p>Where apps and mass transit collide, commuters struggle most with coordination. Now, with so many different forms of transit, both public and privately mediated, commuters (and cities) need navigation tools that compare all options for them. Making this as accessible as possible, as Helsinki is trying to do, also eases the transition away from private-car ownership, by making all types of transportations options seem just as imminently accessible as your car in the driveway.</p><p>The U.S. is also experimenting with these "point-to-point", "mobility on demand" transit systems. <a href="http://www.bridj.com/#new-page" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bridj</a>, a new bus company in Boston, doesn't actually own buses but will create routes, nearly in real-time, based on rider's mobility data, and then contract actual bus companies to get people where they need to go.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104712141/copyrighting-cartography-with-fictional-places Copyrighting Cartography with Fictional Places Alexander Walter 2014-07-21T14:43:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T12:44:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e8/e813fa2a1dd932f39dfbd60662fa756c.jpg" width="514" height="437" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With all the time and energy cartographers spend preparing maps, it makes sense that they would want to protect their investment. One of the ways they do so &mdash; although they don&rsquo;t always admit it &mdash; is by including &ldquo;trap streets,&rdquo; deliberate mistakes added to maps to catch unsuspecting copyright violators. These may include fake streets, as the name suggests, but the term is also applied to other erroneous cartographic data included to embarrass those who might steal it.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/104708923/how-the-six-californias-plan-threatens-california-s-transportation-future How the “Six Californias” Plan Threatens California’s Transportation Future Alexander Walter 2014-07-21T13:34:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T18:43:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3e/3e8816490e0b4f17ea1191d6186bfd6b.jpg" width="514" height="602" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] tech guru and multimillionaire Tim Draper has put forth a plan which will solve the ills of the state by &ndash; wait for it &ndash; splitting it into six smaller states! This &ldquo;Six Californias&rdquo; plan [...], as you might expect, divides the state into six smaller chunks, maintaining county lines. [...] But there&rsquo;s another reason to oppose the plan that few people are talking about: it would do damage to the state&rsquo;s transportation systems, especially mass transit.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/104708119/behind-the-scenes-at-bloomberg-s-ideas-camp-for-cities Behind the Scenes at Bloomberg’s Ideas Camp for Cities Alexander Walter 2014-07-21T13:29:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T13:29:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d2/d236ebbb44fd6df1cadedb6c1fc39c8f.jpg" width="514" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Serious money is in play in the Bloomberg Philanthropies&rsquo; &ldquo;Mayors&rsquo; Challenge&rdquo; for cities competing to show they have come up with promising innovations to cope with 21st-century challenges. &ldquo;It was a big surprise to hear we&rsquo;d share our ideas with competitors,&rdquo; says Gomes. &ldquo;But it works brilliantly. It&rsquo;s exactly what you need&mdash;everyone sharing and trying to help each other. It&rsquo;s crazy, but it works.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102860203/how-the-bloomberg-mayors-challenge-is-being-received-in-europe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How the Bloomberg Mayors Challenge Is Being Received in Europe</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99422397/twenty-one-finalists-for-the-bloomberg-philanthropies-mayors-challenge-competition-in-europe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twenty-one finalists for the Bloomberg Philanthropies&rsquo; Mayors Challenge Competition in Europe</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/104707313/an-urbanist-s-guide-to-istanbul-we-live-in-a-giant-construction-site An urbanist's guide to Istanbul: ‘We live in a giant construction site’ Alexander Walter 2014-07-21T13:08:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T13:12:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ef/ef749ea030bfdce68e593a27f3269dbd.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Istanbul is the city of transformation and contradiction. As an urbanist, I am trying to keep record and make sense of this transformation and am especially interested in its winners and losers. At the moment we live in a giant construction site, where skyscrapers, mega projects and urban renewal projects are taking place all around. There is a gold rush to real-estate development.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/104641522/the-chromatic-feats The chromatic feats... Nam Henderson 2014-07-21T12:00:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T12:21:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hc/hclrjjdhws4mqx1m.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Some obvious reasons are deducible from the graphic elegance of his structures and their seductive saturated &ldquo;Mexican&rdquo; colors. Perhaps, though, new generations are also drawn by instinct to the deep humanism expressed in the work of this undervalued genius, a man who cited as his personal pole stars ideals like amazement, enchantment, serenity, silence and intimacy.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Back in June, Guy Trebay penned a essay '<em>Finding Mexico City, and Luis Barrag&aacute;n, Again</em>'. Therein, he relates how after a long absence from Mexico City, he was inspired to rediscover both the city and the houses of the great Mexican architect.</p><p>He also draws attention to the fact that many of these houses lack official landmark protection, including&nbsp;two of the most important, which are leaving the possession of the families that commissioned them.</p><p>Previously Archinect new items on Barrag&aacute;n;&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85753170/luis-barrag-n-homage-tweaks-vitra-the-copyright-owners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/3844/the-house-and-studio-of-luis-barrag-n-is-now-inscribed-in-unesco-s-world-heritage-list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104482643/do-your-homework-the-most-required-skills-to-work-at-the-top-50-architecture-firms Do your homework: The most required skills to work at the top 50 architecture firms Archinect 2014-07-18T17:58:00-04:00 >2014-07-23T02:13:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7e/7e5cisqry801goxi.jpg" width="514" height="573" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The folks at <a href="http://blackspectacles.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Black Spectacles</a> have shared with us some pretty insightful intelligence about what software skills and licensure/accreditation are most required to land you a job at the world's Top 50 architecture firms.</p><p>Compare below if you've got what it takes, and then head over to the <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Job Board</a> to land your next big gig. Many of the listed Top 50 firms are <a href="http://archinect.com/employers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">currently hiring</a>!</p><p>"We surveyed 928 job postings at the top 50 architecture firms, based on <a href="http://archrecord.construction.com/practice/top250/2013/top300-architecture-firms-1.asp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Architectural Record</em>'s July 2013 Top 300 Architecture Firms study</a>, and compiled the software requirements and the licensure/accreditation requirements listed for each job. We then sorted them by average, and then by the experience level required, from 0-3, 4-10 and 11-20+.</p><p>The results are in the infographic below."</p><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/ad/ad7vvpw38fpfeb6i.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ad/ad7vvpw38fpfeb6i.jpg"></a></p><p><em>(Click on the graphic to get a more detailed view)</em></p><p>"In summary, for software skills, over 70% of architecture jobs require Revit skills, and over 50%<em> still </em>require AutoCAD skills. &nbsp;The #3 software skill required is Sketchup...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104490693/usgs-raises-new-york-city-s-earthquake-threat-but-lowers-risk-for-tall-towers USGS raises New York City's earthquake threat but lowers risk for tall towers Archinect 2014-07-18T17:31:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T19:19:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kc/kcljke5n0r0girb7.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Here is another reason to buy a mega-million-dollar apartment in a Manhattan high-rise: Earthquake forecast maps for New York City that a federal agency issued on Thursday indicate &ldquo;a slightly lower hazard for tall buildings than previously thought.&rdquo; The agency, the United States Geological Survey, tempered its latest quake prediction with a big caveat. &ldquo;The tall buildings in Manhattan are not where you should be focusing [...]"</p></em><br /><br /><p>More insight in the geological survey and the updated U.S. National Seismic Hazard Maps at <a href="http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/new-insight-on-the-nations-earthquake-hazards/?from=title" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">usgs.gov</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104423180/architecture-for-humanity-designed-football-for-hope-centers-give-african-youth-a-solid-start Architecture for Humanity-designed "Football for Hope" Centers give African youth a solid start Alexander Walter 2014-07-17T21:07:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T19:52:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5x/5xz0nq18gy0v2oy5.jpg" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With the 2014 FIFA World Cup just coming to a spectacular finale in Brazil, it's a perfect moment for <a href="http://architectureforhumanity.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture for Humanity</a> to announce the completion of 20 centers for 2010, a <a href="http://openarchitecturenetwork.org/projects/football_for_hope" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Football For Hope</a> program and partnership legacy of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.</p><p>Launched in 2007 by <a href="http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/socialresponsibility/footballforhope/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FIFA</a> and <a href="http://www.streetfootballworld.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">streetfootballworld</a> as a social legacy initiative, the program was tasked to build 20 community centers across 15 African countries for the benefit of local organizations. The centers address education and public health issues, using soccer as a tool for social development.</p><p>Find more information about the Football for Hope Centers below.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ef/efs3hhopvzlc6gea.jpg"></p><p><em>Photo: Young children running on the pitch of the Khayelitsha Football for Hope Center, the first completed Football for Hope Center. Location: Cape Town, South Africa. Credit: A. Grips</em></p><p>"Football for Hope (FFH) was created to enhance dialogue and collaboration between locally active organizations advancing social development and football associations, committed...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104354852/editor-s-picks-376 Editor's Picks #376 Nam Henderson 2014-07-17T15:17:00-04:00 >2014-07-17T21:15:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a0/a0y495jo8ccqbtnk.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the latest edition of <strong>The Deans List</strong>: <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;interviewed <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/103338066/the-deans-list-mark-wigley-of-columbia-university-s-gsapp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mark Wigley, former Dean</a> of Columbia University's <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/3109814/columbia-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation</a>.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rb/rbo95eg7lvxrdfwb.jpg"></p><p>Reflecting on the service-model of architecture he suggested "<em>There will be the financial equivalent of Archinect in my opinion, and that will be a beautiful space for multi-dimensional practice. We must be within a few years of this&hellip;</em>"&nbsp;He also shared that after "<em>stepping up</em>" as dean this past June he is taking a sabbatical, partly to finish a book on <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Bucky-Inc-Architecture-Age-Radio/dp/3037784288" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Buckminster Fuller and Architecture in the Age of Radio</a>.</p><p><strong>Olaf Design Ninja_</strong> felt it was "<em>Another good piece of journalism ATH......in short if I were to summarize Wigley's description of what an architecture school role is and what a university could be - its an open source experimental platform for creatives</em>".</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ds/dseafbparcxuthqb.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;explored connections between Patrik Shumacher and <a href="http://netartnet.net/news/inbox/item/834-inbox-this-month-everyone-is-concerned-about-post-internet-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">post-internet discourses</a>.&nbsp;<strong>toasteroven</strong> thought it was great stuff "<em>however- ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104403024/illustrator-renders-new-york-skyline-in-2020 Illustrator Renders New York Skyline in 2020 Nicholas Korody 2014-07-17T14:55:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T18:12:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cg/cgmqjos33rn9vbmi.jpg" width="514" height="387" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>While YIMBY recently revealed Extell&rsquo;s Nordstrom Tower, the first glimpse lacked a perspective of the structure&rsquo;s impact on the broader Midtown skyline. Now, with the help of illustrator Armand Boudreaux, YIMBY has fresh images of the skyscraper&rsquo;s position on the skyline, including nearby developments like 220 Central Park South, 111 West 57th Street, 432 Park Avenue, and 53 West 53rd Street.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/104403828/cities-thrive-most-when-they-are-a-tangled-mess Cities thrive most when they are a tangled mess Alexander Walter 2014-07-17T14:36:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T18:30:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/76/765844b262d69dec78f9d235a09baf24.jpg" width="514" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The city needs places of solace, calm, order and beauty &ndash; even prettiness. But prettiness and concealment are anaesthetic. The urban mind needs its regular confrontations with tangle, too, a bracing shock that places the world in perspective and informs us, without either warmth or rancour, that our lives are enmeshed in a vital mechanism. The city is a machine for teaching people to be city-dwellers: one made up of crushing cogs and steel.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/104403021/stadium-sticker-shock-costs-explode-for-russia-s-2018-world-cup Stadium Sticker Shock: Costs Explode for Russia's 2018 World Cup Alexander Walter 2014-07-17T14:19:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T18:36:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6b/6bef4c6bd50cf02cdfad0f2316ebcd21.jpg" width="514" height="191" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Moscow wants to make Russia the "center of the sporting world," but the price tag will be steep. Four years before the 2018 World Cup, costs are exploding in the next host country, with the two most important stadiums each costing more than a billion euros.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/104400610/nyc-can-t-afford-to-build-the-second-avenue-subway-and-it-can-t-afford-not-to NYC Can't Afford to Build the Second Avenue Subway, and It Can't Afford Not To Alexander Walter 2014-07-17T13:36:00-04:00 >2014-07-17T13:39:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/51/51a9ba8ceb3f7a55836ec960d99f811d.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In New York City history and lore, the Second Avenue subway is the Loch Ness Monster crossed with the Abominable Snowman. Politicians, transit planners, and everyone in between have witnessed this East Side subway line face countless stops and starts [...] And yet, the Second Avenue line has become a beacon for New York's future and a symbol of the numerous challenges facing a global city that must, in light of massive costs and slow build-outs, expand its transit network to stay competitive.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/104337959/rome-home-of-the-tod-s-colosseum-fendi-fountain-and-the-spanish-bulgari-steps Rome, home of the Tod’s Colosseum, Fendi Fountain and the Spanish "Bulgari" Steps Archinect 2014-07-16T18:09:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T18:23:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1c/1c4debe92c361445618a031dcd7884bd.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The practice of using corporate largess to finance restoration projects for public antiquities was once fairly rare here. But with the nation struggling with a stagnant economy and crushing public debt &mdash; Rome is flirting off and on with bankruptcy &mdash; politicians are now looking to private companies and international sources to help preserve Italy&rsquo;s cultural heritage.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/104332294/precedents-for-experimentation-talking-libraries-with-shannon-mattern-and-nate-hill Precedents for Experimentation: Talking Libraries with Shannon Mattern and Nate Hill Alexander Walter 2014-07-16T16:15:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T18:00:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fb/fb8cdb852bf671ad7a56ab327c6850eb.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The challenge requires sophisticated understanding of the resources &mdash; human, physical, digital, spatial, and civic &mdash; that libraries offer to their users. In the conversation below, Shannon Mattern, a scholar who works on libraries, archives, and media infrastructures, and Nate Hill, Deputy Director of the Chattanooga Public Library, talk about what these resources are, how they are evolving, and what design can contribute to how they are deployed.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/104329867/chinese-museum-building-boom-slightly-slows Chinese Museum-building Boom Slightly Slows Nicholas Korody 2014-07-16T15:33:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T15:52:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jx/jxxnne5putegq3mz.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As money has piled up in recent decades, Chinese are turning to culture and the country is in a museum-building boom. Last year one museum was built every day on average, though the rush has since &ldquo;slowed&rdquo; to about one every three days, says Cathy Giangrande, co-author with Miriam Clifford and Antony White of the &ldquo;Chinese Museums Association Guide,&rdquo; an updated version of their 2009 book &ldquo;China: Museums.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/104326644/tooshlights-aim-to-be-the-traffic-lights-for-public-restrooms-cutting-wait-time-up-to-50 Tooshlights aim to be the traffic lights for public restrooms, cutting wait time up to 50% Archinect 2014-07-16T14:43:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T19:17:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/84/84533e19b2ff485d69d0736cb1e93bb8.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s a simple yet elegant solution to the bane of concert, theater and sports event attendees everywhere. A light above each restroom stall glows green when the stall door is open and turns red when the door is locked, instantly showing which stalls are available. Allen Klevens, co-founder and CEO of Tooshlights, an L.A.-based startup, says that the technology could potentially cut wait times by up to 50 percent.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>