Archinect - News 2016-12-04T01:25:54-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149981307/moreau-kusunoki-winners-of-guggenheim-helsinki-competition-respond-to-rejected-plans-an-extraordinary-adventure-despite-the-disappointing-result Moreau Kusunoki, winners of Guggenheim Helsinki competition, respond to rejected plans: "an extraordinary adventure despite the disappointing result" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-02T18:26:00-05:00 >2016-12-03T18:16:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xs/xspdut66fpx93wzh.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Now that <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149981006/guggenheim-helsinki-plans-nixed-by-city-citing-the-project-s-excessive-cost-for-the-finnish-taxpayer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Helsinki's city council has rejected</a> the latest round of financing plans for the Guggenheim outpost, it appears that the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130277836/who-are-helsinki-guggenheim-winners-nicolas-moreau-and-hiroko-kusunoki" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">winning design by Moreau Kusunoki</a> most certainly won't be built. We reached out to the architects for comment, and they provided the following statement:</p><p><em>Guggenheim Helsinki was an extraordinary adventure despite the disappointing result of the vote from the City Council of Helsinki.</em></p><p><em>The reflections we had in conceiving the 21th-century museum in Helsinki were thought-provoking and revelatory, such as the participatory and social dimensions of the museum, the studies on in-between spaces and flexible use.</em></p><p><em>Through the project, the research on the use of wood, particularly with a tower of 50m in height, the Laminated Veneer Lumber which spans more than 24m, and the use of charred wood cladding were among the stimulating topics we explored and challenged.</em></p><p><em>This journey was also an opportunity to meet exceptional professionals, whose commitment to promoting art an...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981222/construction-update-big-s-twisted-vancouver-house-tower-rises-above-grade Construction update: BIG's twisted Vancouver House tower rises above grade Alexander Walter 2016-12-02T14:45:00-05:00 >2016-12-02T14:45:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/38/38b1168383547b196c9f00d981508729.jpg" width="650" height="725" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the three months since our last update, progress has been moving along at the site of the Bjarke Ingels-designed Vancouver House. The soon-to-be iconic 49-storey mixed-use tower by Westbank is beginning to rise above grade [...]. Designed in conjunction with Canadian firms Dialog Architects and James KM Cheng Architects, Vancouver House has been described as a "living sculpture," and the tower's signature twist will soon become a staple of the newly minted Beach District neighbourhood.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7f/7f14abd0e54e62a6db6af0606ccc3987.jpg"></p><p><em>Photo of the Vancouver House construction site by <a href="http://skyrisecities.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skyrise Cities</a> forum member mcminsen. Click <a href="http://skyrisecities.com/news/2016/12/vancouver-house-rises-above-grade" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to see more photos.</em></p><p>The tower and other Vancouver-related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/45328468/big-s-490-foot-tall-beach-and-howe-tower-for-vancouver" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG&rsquo;s 490-foot-tall Beach and Howe Tower for Vancouver</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137194843/can-vancouver-break-out-of-its-boring-architecture-mold-with-these-new-ambitious-skyscrapers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Can Vancouver break out of its 'boring-architecture' mold with these new ambitious skyscrapers?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149973355/is-vancouver-s-15-tax-on-overseas-buyers-helping-to-cool-the-housing-market" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is Vancouver's 15% tax on overseas buyers helping to cool the housing market?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980957/editor-s-picks-458 Editor's Picks #458 Nam Henderson 2016-12-01T21:04:00-05:00 >2016-12-02T00:54:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bb/bb6p4grtc39e244k.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;published the last of his series from a conversation with Denise Scott Brown. <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149977368/learning-from-learning-from-las-vegas-in-conversation-with-denise-scott-brown-part-3-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Part 3:</a> focused on the pedagogical methods employed in the Learning from Las Vegas studio.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7l/7l9f6jnpxyfzyn23.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;wrote about Faulders Studio's Wynwood Facade and how it <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149976858/faulders-studio-s-wynwood-facade-highlights-street-art-in-miami-s-dynamic-parking-structure-scene" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Highlights Street Art in Miami's Dynamic Parking Structure Scene</a>. While&nbsp;<a href="http://tp://archinect.com/people/cover/2752895/fred-scharmen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fred Scharmen</a>&nbsp;really loved "<em>the drawing that shows the lines of the city crawling up to compose the facade&hellip;</em>" it seemed nonetheless a "<em>Nice idea and a beautiful drawing, but...post-rationalization.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9s/9s6w3bc7uqg19d8r.jpg"></p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p>The AIA <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149977696/aia-releases-statement-on-2016-u-s-election-results-will-trump-s-relations-with-architects-change" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">released</a> a statement on 2016 U.S. election results, indicating a willingness to cooperate with Trump to tackle pressing <a href="http://new.aia.org/articles/21996-what-will-donald-trumps-presidency-mean-for" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">urban issues</a>.</p><p>Which caused a huge uproar. <strong>null pointer</strong> spoke for many "<em>I'm not renewing my AIA membership next year. Fuck both of these assholes.</em>"</p><p>Responding to the outcry, AIA came out with an <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149978583/aia-leaders-release-video-apology-for-statement-in-support-of-president-elect-trump" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">apology</a> (of sorts). Then tried <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979147/aia-ceo-and-president-issue-special-message-to-members-in-latest-response-to-notmyaia-debacle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">again</a>.</p><p>Others like Bryan Lee (Place + Civic Design Director for the Arts Council of New Orleans and member of Nat...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981082/having-bazillions-of-dollars-helps Having bazillions of dollars helps Nam Henderson 2016-12-01T20:21:00-05:00 >2016-12-02T15:26:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e9/e9zoy9e5b1c146b5.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Even if the townhouses look alike and they&rsquo;re next to each other, they don&rsquo;t always have the same floor levels. So we&rsquo;ll have to find a way to eliminate the party wall between them. It&rsquo;s really taking apart both houses and rebuilding them as one. If the client wants these big open spaces, we have to dismantle the interior of these buildings and then rebuild them together as a 40-foot-wide building</p></em><br /><br /><p>S. Jhoanna Robledo reviews the latest trend in urban living for the wealthy, the Franken&shy;mansion.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981092/s-o-paulo-named-grand-prize-winner-in-2016-mayors-challenge São Paulo named Grand Prize Winner in 2016 Mayors Challenge Alexander Walter 2016-12-01T18:45:00-05:00 >2016-12-01T18:45:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n7/n71qw61xcji0tpur.jpg" width="650" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As part of this year&rsquo;s Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge, the Brazilian megacity drafted a proposal for a digital interchange platform designed to connect vendors with restaurants, markets, and other retailers in an effort to make it easier for them to sell their wares. On Wednesday, S&atilde;o Paulo&rsquo;s proposal was named the winner of the third ever Mayors Challenge, which gives it a $5 million cash prize to implement the idea.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Four other cities will also receive $1 million each to implement their respective proposals. The winners include two Colombian cities, Medell&iacute;n and Bogot&aacute;, as well as Santiago, Chile, and Guadalajara, Mexico."</em></p><p>Click <a href="http://mayorschallenge.bloomberg.org/ideas/sao-paulo/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to learn more about&nbsp;the winning proposal "S&atilde;o Paulo: Growing Farmers&rsquo; Income, Shrinking Urban Sprawl."</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109659675/barcelona-wins-grand-prize-in-bloomberg-philanthropies-mayors-challenge-for-europe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barcelona wins Grand Prize in Bloomberg Philanthropies&rsquo; Mayors Challenge for Europe</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147654209/s-o-paulo-s-big-bet-on-housing-policy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">S&atilde;o Paulo's big bet on housing policy</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145287035/odd-beauty-downtown-s-o-paulo-through-the-lens-of-felipe-russo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Odd beauty: downtown S&atilde;o Paulo through the lens of Felipe Russo</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981007/hud-winked-ben-carson-takes-on-housing-for-trump-and-zha-distances-itself-from-patrik-schumacher-on-archinect-sessions-90-ft-special-guest-marc-miller HUD-winked: Ben Carson takes on housing for Trump and ZHA distances itself from Patrik Schumacher on Archinect Sessions #90, ft. special guest Marc Miller Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-01T15:46:00-05:00 >2016-12-02T22:16:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ce/cenxbs3zt5x2bjak.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When president-elect Donald Trump nominated Ben Carson to lead the department of Housing and Urban Development, the response was resoundingly: huh?</p><p>The neurosurgeon came onto the national political scene in 2015, during his run for the Republican nomination, but after Trump took the presidency and started throwing around the idea of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980007/president-elect-trump-offers-hud-post-to-ben-carson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">offering a Cabinet position to Carson</a>, a spokesperson said "Dr. Carson feels he has no government experience, he's never run a federal agency. The last thing he would want to do was take a position that could cripple the presidency." Despite all that,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980875/what-ben-carson-s-federal-inexperience-means-for-hud" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carson is now (almost definitely officially) secretary of HUD</a> (which he knows just enough about to seriously backtrack the agency's work as pushed by Obama). So here we are.</p><p>Special guest <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/118068376/marc-miller" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marc Miller</a> joins us on the podcast to discuss the implications of Carson's inexperience for HUD, as well as chew on the latest Schumacher-induced controversy: when the architect promoted the privatization of public space an...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981020/zaha-hadid-s-sleek-curvy-brit-awards-statuette-revealed Zaha Hadid's sleek, curvy BRIT Awards statuette revealed Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-01T14:24:00-05:00 >2016-12-01T14:35:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/63/630f48ab783f5f89a806497186879d8b.jpg" width="624" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Five different statues have been revealed, but only one - a depiction of Britannia with her hips to one side - will be handed out to winners at the February ceremony. [...] Brit Awards chairman Jason Iley said: "We are delighted with the finished statues. "Like Zaha, they are innovative and original and have gone well beyond our expectations to create something special that will progress the award into the future."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Last month, the Brit Awards revealed <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149977350/zaha-hadid-s-design-selected-for-brit-awards-2017-trophy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid's concept sketches</a> for their 2017 statuette. The finalized design will be given out at the BRITs ceremony on February 22nd in London.</p><p>More ZHA news:</p><ul><li><a title="Zaha Hadid Architects rejects Patrik Schumacher's &quot;manifesto&quot; in open letter" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980618/zaha-hadid-architects-rejects-patrik-schumacher-s-manifesto-in-open-letter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects rejects Patrik Schumacher's "manifesto" in open letter</a></li><li><a title='Patrik Schumacher on architectural discourse and leadership: "People who are frank are trusted"' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149977689/patrik-schumacher-on-architectural-discourse-and-leadership-people-who-are-frank-are-trusted" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher on architectural discourse and leadership: "People who are frank are trusted"</a></li><li><a title='"But always with Zaha&rsquo;s DNA"' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149975808/but-always-with-zaha-s-dna" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"But always with Zaha&rsquo;s DNA"</a></li><li><a title="Zaha Hadid's Jockey Club takes RIBA's award for International Excellence" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149975636/zaha-hadid-s-jockey-club-takes-riba-s-award-for-international-excellence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid's Jockey Club takes RIBA's award for International Excellence</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980868/from-the-border-wall-to-the-pritzker-prize-the-architectural-controversies-that-defined-2016 From the border wall to the Pritzker Prize: the architectural controversies that defined 2016 Nicholas Korody 2016-12-01T12:04:00-05:00 >2016-12-01T17:24:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x5/x5us0rqe9z3ee95h.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As the year comes to a close, we're taking the opportunity to reflect on its defining moments. 2016 has been, for many of us, a pretty tough year&mdash;and the architecture community hasn't been immune to its trials and tribulations. Here's a round-up of some of the biggest controversies, debacles, and fiascos of the year.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ja/jacrpk9x28o2qrgo.jpg"></p><p><strong>The Boorish Border Wall Competition</strong></p><p>Long before Donald Trump went from long-shot presidential candidate to President-elect, a <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4754/us-mexico-border-wall-competition-provokes-controversy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">controversial competition</a> was launched to design the border wall that remains one his major campaign promises. Initiated by the mysterious Third Mind Foundation, the competition provoked immediate and intense backlash because of its asserted &ldquo;neutrality&rdquo; in regards to a proposal considered by many to represent the heights of xenophobia.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/20/20l278w5ncq9l7gz.jpg"></p><p><strong>The Great Tokyo Olympic Stadium Debacle</strong></p><p>This <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/470819/tokyo-olympic-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">debacle</a> actually began in 2015, but it continued well into 2016. Zaha Hadid Architects won a competition to design the National Stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and proc...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980875/what-ben-carson-s-federal-inexperience-means-for-hud What Ben Carson's federal inexperience means for HUD Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-11-30T16:08:00-05:00 >2016-12-02T11:46:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n9/n9fmnkfl7gaq1def.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If Carson wants to dramatically change the nature of HUD, all he needs to do is nothing &mdash; a course of action he seems temperamentally inclined to accept. Under Carson, HUD could stop enforcement of that "socialist" Fair Housing Act. It could stop prodding local governments to increase access to homes. It could look the other way when local ordinances sequester government-mandated affordable housing away from those with enough pull to say "not in my backyard."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980007/president-elect-trump-offers-hud-post-to-ben-carson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">President-elect Trump offers HUD post to Ben Carson</a></li><li><a title="Turning down tenants because of criminal records may be discrimination, says HUD" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938277/turning-down-tenants-because-of-criminal-records-may-be-discrimination-says-hud" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turning down tenants because of criminal records may be discrimination, says HUD</a></li><li><a title="U.S. Department of HUD announces the Rebuild By Design winners" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100960550/u-s-department-of-hud-announces-the-rebuild-by-design-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">U.S. Department of HUD announces the Rebuild By Design winners</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980675/mvva-designed-dallas-trinity-river-park-to-become-america-s-largest-urban-nature-park MVVA-designed Dallas Trinity River Park to become America's largest urban nature park Alexander Walter 2016-11-29T15:16:00-05:00 >2016-11-29T15:20:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ak/akpyqi37tktmw62g.jpg" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Trinity River Park, which will be 10 times the size of Central Park in New York, will be made up of 7,000 acres of the Great Trinity Forest, 2,000 acres of space between the Trinity River levees and 1,000 acres of already developed space. MVVA&rsquo;s design will build on municipal efforts to connect the river with the city. It envisions the space as a &ldquo;beautiful and naturalistic network of trails, meadows and lakes living in harmony with the river&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95359093/results-of-the-dallas-connected-city-design-challenge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Results of the Dallas Connected City Design Challenge</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149965066/a-look-at-some-cities-revitalizing-their-blighted-rivers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A look at some cities revitalizing their blighted rivers</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938197/national-geographic-takes-a-closer-look-at-the-world-s-great-urban-parks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Geographic takes a closer look at the world's great urban parks</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980645/mia-lehrer-discusses-her-long-running-history-with-the-la-river-s-redevelopment-on-our-final-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session Mia Lehrer discusses her long-running history with the LA River's redevelopment on our final 'Next Up: The LA River' Mini-Session Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-11-29T13:09:00-05:00 >2016-12-02T10:45:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2c/2clrzb2fjj3ljxih.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's here: our final interview from 'Next Up: The LA River', featuring Mia Lehrer of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22201405/mia-lehrer-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mia Lehrer + Associates</a>. Lehrer was a major driving force in the 2007 Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan, and has worked for nearly 20 years on projects related to the River&mdash;undeniably preceding any involvement from Frank Gehry.</p><p>Paul Petrunia sits down with Lehrer to speak about her history with the river and its redevelopment, as well as her thoughts for how the project must proceed. Read more about Lehrer's work on the LA River <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">here</a>.</p><p>To get caught up on all Mini-Sessions from our Next Up: The LA River event, you can listen to the whole first half at once on <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions-one-to-one/id1057340260?mt=2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One</a> (the second half will be available next week), or download each interview separately through <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a>.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a>&nbsp;Mini-Session #8&nbsp;</strong>from<strong>&nbsp;'<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/842448/next-up-la-river-mini-session" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Next Up: The LA River</a>'&nbsp;</strong>with<strong>&nbsp;Mia Lehrer</strong>:</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 Po...</strong></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980614/waterfront-towers-reel-in-unusual-loan-deal Waterfront Towers Reel In Unusual Loan Deal Richard Meier & Partners 2016-11-29T12:10:00-05:00 >2016-11-29T12:10:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6q/6q8qnjs63x24un8g.jpg" width="650" height="845" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Most of the foundations are completed for the three buildings, which will have rental apartments on the lower floors and condominiums on the upper ones. The partnership tapped Uruguayan architect Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly, who designed the slender ultraluxury condo skyscraper at 432 Park Ave., Richard Meier &amp; Partners Architects LLP and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC to design the glass, stone and metal towers, which range from 34 to 38 stories tall.</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/149980543/15-awesome-architectural-organizations-to-support-this-giving-tuesday 15 awesome architectural organizations to support this Giving Tuesday Nicholas Korody 2016-11-29T09:15:00-05:00 >2016-11-29T23:15:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hf/hfruns67t12l8ah2.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Unless you&rsquo;re living under a rock, you&rsquo;re probably aware of the hectic, often deadly consumer feeding frenzy known as Black Friday. Then, of course, there&rsquo;s Cyber Monday, when you can get all kinds of deals without having to leave your bedroom. But less people know about <a href="https://www.givingtuesday.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#GivingTuesday</a>, a project started in 2012 by the Belfer Center for Innovation &amp; Social Impact and 92nd Street Y. As its name suggests, #GivingTuesday is all about giving back. If you&rsquo;re willing and able to donate some of your hard-earned cash, here&rsquo;s a list of some architecture-relevant organizations that could use your help:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3v/3ve374efmj87ww3u.jpg"></p><p><strong>Open Architecture Collaborative</strong></p><p>The Open Architecture Collaborative is an international network of local grassroots chapters that teams architects and designers with nonprofits, municipalities, and local community groups in order to utilize their skills to help marginalized communities. Many of the chapters first started off as part of the now-defunct Architecture for Humanity. Find out more <a href="http://www.openarchcollab.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980500/now-you-can-listen-to-interviews-from-next-up-the-la-river-on-one-to-one Now you can listen to interviews from 'Next Up: The LA River' on One-to-One! Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-11-28T19:44:00-05:00 >2016-11-29T16:01:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qj/qj50m14fsgboht1q.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Missed out on <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149975308/join-us-this-saturday-for-next-up-the-l-a-river-ft-mia-lehrer-christopher-hawthorne-and-more" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Next Up: The LA River</a>, Archinect Sessions' podcasting event? Now you can listen to the first half all at once, on One-to-One, recorded live. Next week we'll release the full second-half.</p><p>This playlist of live recordings features interviews with:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149978619/listen-to-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session-1-with-kcrw-s-design-and-architecture-host-frances-anderton-and-la-times-architecture-critic-christopher-hawthorne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Frances Anderton</strong></a>&nbsp;(host, KCRW&rsquo;s DnA) and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149978619/listen-to-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session-1-with-kcrw-s-design-and-architecture-host-frances-anderton-and-la-times-architecture-critic-christopher-hawthorne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Christopher Hawthorne</strong></a>&nbsp;(architecture critic,&nbsp;<em>Los Angeles Times</em>)</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979308/listen-to-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session-3-with-steven-appleton-and-catherine-gudis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Steven Appleton</strong></a>&nbsp;(co-founder, LA River Kayak Safari) and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979308/listen-to-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session-3-with-steven-appleton-and-catherine-gudis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Catherine Gudis</strong></a>&nbsp;(co-founder, Play the L.A. River game)</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979027/listen-to-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session-2-with-marissa-christiansen-senior-policy-director-of-friends-of-the-los-angeles-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Marissa Christiansen</strong></a>&nbsp;(Executive Director (formerly Senior Policy Director), Friends of the Los Angeles River)</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979375/listen-to-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session-4-deborah-weintraub-chief-architect-and-chief-deputy-city-engineer-for-la-s-bureau-of-engineering" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Deborah Weintraub</strong></a>&nbsp;(Chief Deputy City Engineer, LA Bureau of Engineering)</p><p>Individual episodes are available on Archinect Sessions. Listen and subscribe <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Listen to <strong>One-to-One</strong> #47, featuring the first four interviews from<strong>&nbsp;'<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/842448/next-up-la-river-mini-session" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Next Up: The LA River</a>'</strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions-one-to-one/id1057340260?mt=2" 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>SoundCl...</strong></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980489/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-11-28T15:24:00-05:00 >2016-11-28T15:26:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t2/t2kk4q8k4ilxdiao.jpg" width="650" height="489" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As we enter into December, it seems as though&nbsp;there are already too many Christmas fairs and markets to write about.&nbsp;So, if you need a break from the busy&nbsp;streets, then why not retreat to a gallery, an interesting talk,&nbsp;or to a botanical wonderland to avoid the rush of (early) Christmas shoppers?&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&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8647/tour-great-british-buildings-thornsett-road" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tour: Great British Buildings - Thornsett Road | 7 December</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/3n/3nbxjrmk9b7m3pgf.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Allies and Morrison</em></p><p>Thornsett Road, designed by Allies &amp; Morrison, completed in 2015 by architects was awarded the RIBA London Award&nbsp; this year. The business headquarters&nbsp; south London is, in part, a new building and in part a respectful response to the existing buildings and context. This architect-led tour is a fantastic opportunity to get to grips with this south-of-the-river gem.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7028/robert-rauschenberg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Rauschenberg | 1 December - 2 April 2017</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/z6/z65rqrq6j8y07vw9.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Robert Rauschenburg</em></p><p>Opening this week is the comprehensive collection of the works of Rober...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980470/74-reported-dead-after-construction-scaffolding-collapses-in-eastern-china 74 reported dead after construction scaffolding collapses in eastern China Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-11-28T13:44:00-05:00 >2016-11-28T13:44:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l5/l5m9gbopmgn3a4dq.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The cooling tower was being built in the city of Fengcheng in Jiangxi province when the scaffolding tumbled down [...] Chinese President Xi Jinping urged local governments to learn from the accident and hold those responsible accountable. [...] China has suffered several major work-safety accidents in recent years blamed on weak regulatory oversight, systemic corruption and pressure to boost production amid a slowing economy.</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to the&nbsp;<em>Associated Press</em>, the collapse is "the country's worst work-safety accident in over two years." The cause is currently under investigation.</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Five dead after eight metre concrete wall collapses in Birmingham, England" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149956616/five-dead-after-eight-metre-concrete-wall-collapses-in-birmingham-england" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Five dead after eight metre concrete wall collapses in Birmingham, England</a></li><li><a title="Berkeley balcony collapse investigation: no criminal charges from the DA, but five contractors could face license revocation" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941443/berkeley-balcony-collapse-investigation-no-criminal-charges-from-the-da-but-five-contractors-could-face-license-revocation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Berkeley balcony collapse investigation: no criminal charges from the DA, but five contractors could face license revocation</a></li><li><a title='Why cranes keep collapsing, despite "sophisticated equipment"' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149815775/why-cranes-keep-collapsing-despite-sophisticated-equipment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why cranes keep collapsing, despite "sophisticated equipment"</a></li><li><a title="Developer and architects of collapsed Taiwan apartment building arrested" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147884892/developer-and-architects-of-collapsed-taiwan-apartment-building-arrested" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Developer and architects of collapsed Taiwan apartment building arrested</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980465/the-nsa-spy-fortress-in-the-middle-of-new-york-city The NSA spy fortress in the middle of New York City Nicholas Korody 2016-11-28T13:20:00-05:00 >2016-11-28T19:28:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b5/b5ti709e3zriu86v.jpg" width="650" height="425" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>The Intercept</em>&nbsp;has <a href="https://theintercept.com/2016/11/16/the-nsas-spy-hub-in-new-york-hidden-in-plain-sight/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">published</a> a fascinating, and eerie, investigation into the iconic Brutalist tower at&nbsp;33 Thomas Street in Manhattan. Built to withstand a nuclear bomb, the modern fortress has no windows. At night, the building is a dark shadow blocking the illuminated towers around it.</p><p>But 33 Thomas Street wasn't built as a fallout shelter&mdash;or not for humans at least. Rather, the building was intended to house a massive array of servers, switchboards and computers. According to&nbsp;<em>the Intercept,&nbsp;</em>it's also one of the NSA's most important spy hubs, "used to tap into phone calls, faxes, and internet data."</p><p><em>Documents obtained by The Intercept from the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden do not explicitly name 33 Thomas Street as a surveillance facility. However &mdash; taken together with architectural plans, public records, and interviews with former AT&amp;T employees conducted for this article &mdash; they provide compelling evidence that 33 Thomas Street has served as an NSA surveillance site, code-named T...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980346/not-for-reading-the-glass-but-the-core Not for reading the glass, but the core Nam Henderson 2016-11-27T01:04:00-05:00 >2016-11-27T01:04:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wt/wtip1oqnr5fvqzwg.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The pedestal extends 42 feet beyond the building&rsquo;s core to the north and south. The south overhang will suspend the tower over three parallel Long Island Rail Road tracks. The north overhang will act as a counterbalance....Rather than hide the unusual support system, Brookfield will highlight it with a cladding of travertine quarried about 15 miles east of Siena, Italy.</p></em><br /><br /><p>David W Dunlop examines the design and physics behind the making of the $1 billion skyscraper,&nbsp;<a href="http://manhattanwestnyc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Man-West-website-plans.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1 Manhattan West</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980048/this-holiday-season-avoid-your-family-and-learn-something-by-cozying-up-with-these-books This holiday season, avoid your family AND learn something by cozying up with these books Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-11-25T13:16:00-05:00 >2016-11-28T19:45:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4l/4l1y4ivfg41rtycc.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Everyone on their phones at the holiday table is a depressing reality of our modern era&mdash;so why not balance it out, by gifting everyone some solid books to cozy up with? Failing that: books are also great for dressing coffee tables, door jams, impressing dates, or keeping jewels in their hollowed out insides. Pull one from our curated list below, to gift anyone or treat yourself this holiday season:</p><p><strong>For the L.A. romantic:&nbsp;</strong><em><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149963868/win-dingbat-2-0-a-critical-study-of-l-a-s-most-ubiquitous-vernacular-typology" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dingbat 2.0</a></strong>,&nbsp;</em>"the first critical study of the most ubiquitous and mundane building type in Los Angeles: the dingbat apartment."</p><p><em><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6q/6qiz0fjnpjopmqf0.jpg"></em></p><p><br><strong>For the New York romantic:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149977222/one-to-one-45-with-never-built-new-york-authors-greg-goldin-and-sam-lubell" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Never Built New York</em></a></strong>, where "visions for an alternate New York-urbanism abound: aborted reflections of their time, place and politics."</p><p><strong><em><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f5/f5gtcadshqvljzkk.jpg"></em></strong></p><p><br><strong>For the social scientist:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149954286/measured-genius-one-to-one-29-with-pierluigi-serraino-author-of-the-creative-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>The Creative Architect</em></a></strong>, which uncovers the historic 1960s psychology study where "Eero Saarinen, Philip Johnson, Richard Neutra, William Pereira and dozens of other architects were put through a barrage of tests and surveys, to gain a better understanding of...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980106/independent-urbanism-nostalgia-and-non-places-by-amy-tibbels Independent Urbanism: Nostalgia and Non-places by Amy Tibbels MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2016-11-24T13:41:00-05:00 >2016-11-24T13:42:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/35/35826h4va4192duq.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 25th issue of MONU &ldquo;Independent Urbanism&rdquo; provides a platform to unveil the multitude of decisions that had to be made by countries after becoming independent - and more specifically the cities within these countries. by Amy Tibbels</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z3/z3m3p6bt77yztobp.jpg"></p><p>In 2010 we became familiar with instagram and along with it a new way to represent ourselves. In the same year, the Republic of Macedonia&rsquo;s capital city Skopje decided to completely cover itself with false neo-classical facades, embodied with hundred year old representation. The 25th issue of MONU &ldquo;Independent Urbanism&rdquo; provides a platform to unveil the multitude of decisions that had to be made by countries after becoming independent- and more specifically the cities within these countries. The magazine&rsquo;s photo essays have an indispensable heaviness within this particular issue of MONU, in it&rsquo;s twelve years it has never featured as many as three. Of this we can be appreciative in largest part because these intimate images bring authenticity to some inconceivable realities. But further, what I find integral to each of these photo essays is a nostalgia, which becomes a binding agent of most articles as if being the authors&rsquo; communal grand answer to the question; what happened to thes...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980013/9-perfect-mostly-analogue-gifts-for-architects-to-give-and-receive-this-holiday-season 9 perfect, (mostly) analogue gifts for architects to give and receive this holiday season Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-11-23T15:15:00-05:00 >2016-11-30T20:49:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ty/ty4384axj4axcvop.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Black Friday and Cyber Monday are coming, and you still haven't squared away gifts for family, friends or co-workers. Whether you're a bit shaky on your firm's <a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/143680202/holiday-present-for-boss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">gift-giving etiquette</a>, or just hate shopping, our curated gift guide will make it easy.</p><p>For the thirsty minimalist: a simple, slim and portable thermos. Stay hydrated and/or caffeinated wherever you go.<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l4/l4jll5xlaqad96v3.jpg"><em>Buy <a href="http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/slim-insulated-water-bottle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</em></p><p>For the sustainable itinerant: one-of-a-kind tote by Indianapolis' own&nbsp;<a href="http://www.peopleup.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People for Urban Progress</a>, made from upcycled Superbowl banners and reclaimed seatbelts. Fits your laptop and all the fixin's.<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0d/0dwq34llwr0hlcf2.jpg"><em>Buy <a href="https://peopleup-org.myshopify.com/collections/select-bags/products/copy-of-th-ar-org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>, and listen to&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149958947/salvaged-love-archinect-sessions-73-with-michael-bricker-founder-of-people-for-urban-progress-the-indianapolis-non-profit-repurposing-architectural-trash-into-local-treasures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our podcast episode with PUP</a>.</em></p><p>For the exacting host: yes, it's a protractor cutting board, for precise portioning of all your slices.&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yo/yomb9ytu1or7g8j0.jpg"><em>Buy <a href="http://www.fredandfriends.com/what%27s-new/cheese-degrees/5186692.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</em></p><p>For those rainy photoshopping days: a black-and-white gradient puzzle! Perfect for friends or enemies.<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0c/0cdzprequi7v7g9q.jpg"><em>Buy <a href="http://www.areaware.com/collections/toys-games/products/gradient-puzzle-black-white" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</em></p><p>For Greg Lynn-lovers: these globular candles will no doubt inspire your next topographical experimentation. Or at the very least, melt in a cool way.<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x0/x0l5udtlzd8ze343.jpg"><em>Buy ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980007/president-elect-trump-offers-hud-post-to-ben-carson President-elect Trump offers HUD post to Ben Carson Nicholas Korody 2016-11-23T13:19:00-05:00 >2016-11-28T12:38:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fx/fx6vhi5263zltt91.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has offered the post of secretary of housing and urban development to former presidential candidate Ben Carson, who will consider it over the Thanksgiving holiday, a Carson spokesman said on Tuesday. "The president-elected asked him to consider it and he's considering it," Carson spokesman Armstrong Williams said. Carson, a retired surgeon, dropped out of the 2016 presidential race in March and backed Trump.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on the US Department of Housing and Urban Development:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938277/turning-down-tenants-because-of-criminal-records-may-be-discrimination-says-hud" target="_blank">Turning down tenants because of criminal records may be discrimination, says HUD</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129173441/rebuild-by-design-wins-innovation-award" target="_blank">Rebuild by Design Wins Innovation Award</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100960550/u-s-department-of-hud-announces-the-rebuild-by-design-winners" target="_blank">U.S. Department of HUD announces the Rebuild By Design winners</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980005/listen-to-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session-7-with-renee-dake-wilson-la-city-planning-commission-and-alexander-robinson-office-of-outdoor-research Listen to 'Next Up: The LA River' Mini-Session #7 with Renee Dake Wilson (LA City Planning Commission) and Alexander Robinson (Office of Outdoor Research) Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-11-23T13:17:00-05:00 >2016-11-30T20:50:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xx/xxjhi8gwpabqalp7.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Our penultimate Mini-Session interview from 'Next Up: The LA River' pairs architects Renee Dake Wilson and Alexander Robinson. Dake Wilson, principal at Dake Wilson Architects, was appointed by LA Mayor Eric Garcetti to serve as Vice President on the city's volunteer-based Planning Commission&mdash;an array of professionals who make recommendations between communities and the city on planning projects. On the commission, she's worked particularly with proposals to change the height and density limits on development in Elysian Valley, aka Frogtown&mdash;the neighborhood along the LA River that has become a major node in the city's ongoing gentrification discussion.</p><p>Robinson, while teaching at <a href="http://archinect.com/uscarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">USC</a> as an assistant professor, runs the Office of Outdoor Research and just recently completed a term as a <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4304/the-american-academy-in-rome-s-2015-2016-rome-prize-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rome Prize recipient</a>, researching the Tiber River as it relates to LA's and other cities' river infrastructures. He has also previously worked with Mia Lehrer's office on LA River projects.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arc...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149979930/the-venice-biennale-closes-on-sunday-what-stood-out-this-year The Venice Biennale closes on Sunday. What stood out this year? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-11-23T11:34:00-05:00 >2016-11-27T20:47:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/id/id7z2zsf0so84ifr.jpg" width="650" height="560" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning your last-minute trip to Venice for the final days of the Architecture Biennale? Or would you prefer a redux, virtual version of the mega-event's best parts? Here's your CliffsNotes version of Alejandro Aravena's Biennale, from the comfort of your own screen:</p><p>First off, Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena (also the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145643352/chilean-architect-alejandro-aravena-director-of-this-year-s-venice-biennale-named-2016-pritzker-prize-laureate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">winner of the 2016 Pritzker</a>) was <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132339475/chilean-architect-alejandro-aravena-named-architecture-director-of-2016-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">selected to direct the Biennale</a>&nbsp;in 2015, with hopes&nbsp;to exhibit &ldquo;success stories worth to be told and exemplary cases worth to be shared where architecture did, is and will make a difference in those battles and frontiers". He later fleshed out the theme a bit under the title <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135725347/reporting-from-the-front-is-the-title-of-the-15th-venice-biennale-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Reporting from the Front"</a>, which many participants latched on to by addressing the Syrian refugee crisis, housing shortages, post-industrial cities, climate change and displacement.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1200x/9d/9d51gzfbjp0jzftb.jpg"><em>Opening room at the Corderie dell'Arsenale. Photo by Andrea Avezz&ugrave;, courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia&nbsp;</em>&uarr;</p><p>Before installation was even complete, we spoke with a selection of national ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149979877/aecom-halts-work-on-faraday-future-s-1-billion-nevada-factory AECOM halts work on Faraday Future's $1-Billion Nevada factory Alexander Walter 2016-11-22T15:05:00-05:00 >2016-11-30T12:51:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c7/c7d4563xwrgkzn2s.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Faraday Future&rsquo;s future is looking bleaker. After the electric car start-up failed to pay millions of dollars in bills, its contractor Monday halted work on Faraday&rsquo;s $1-billion North Las Vegas, Nev., car factory. [...] The contractor is Aecom, the Los Angeles-based engineering giant. [...] Faraday failed to pay $21 million due to Aecom in September and owed $25 million in October and $12 million in November, according to Aecom.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Faraday Future previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940683/faraday-future-holds-groundbreaking-ceremony-for-1b-nevada-factory" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Faraday Future holds groundbreaking ceremony for $1B Nevada factory</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149974428/aecom-to-build-1b-electric-vehicle-plant-in-vegas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AECOM to build $1B electric vehicle plant in Vegas</a></li><li><a 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></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149979855/how-these-u-s-cities-will-continue-to-fight-climate-change-during-trump-s-presidency How these U.S. cities will continue to fight climate change during Trump's presidency Justine Testado 2016-11-22T14:48:00-05:00 >2016-11-22T15:20:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/79/796f46t5myu20f7f.jpg" width="650" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What impact will Donald Trump&rsquo;s league of global-warming deniers and fossil-fuel boosters have on U.S. climate action? The short-term prognosis might not be as damaging as some fear, but...it seems safe to assume that for the next four years, domestic climate policy will be in the deep freezer&mdash;while the rest of us heat up...[But] U.S. cities have the power to shrink that footprint and prepare for the worst, even in the absence of financial or regulatory support from the federal government</p></em><br /><br /><p>A quick profile at how five American cities will&nbsp;continue progressing toward their goals to combat climate change, even without federal support from a Trump administration and a Republican-controlled Congress.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979049/trump-says-climate-change-is-a-hoax-yet-moves-to-protect-his-properties-from-sea-level-rise" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Trump says climate change is a "hoax", yet moves to protect his properties from sea level rise</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979660/trump-pilfers-clinton-s-plan-for-an-infrastructure-bank" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Trump pilfers Clinton's plan for an 'infrastructure bank'</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149978660/frank-gehry-might-bail-on-the-u-s-now-that-trump-s-been-elected" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry might bail on the U.S. now that Trump's been elected</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149979836/listen-to-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session-6-julia-meltzer-clockshop-and-elizabeth-timme-la-m-s Listen to 'Next Up: The LA River' Mini-Session #6: Julia Meltzer (Clockshop) and Elizabeth Timme (LA-Más) Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-11-22T14:46:00-05:00 >2016-11-22T18:57:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z0/z0a5f5nn5k3xxprt.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For this Mini-Session from our Next Up: The LA River event, Nicholas Korody spoke with Elizabeth Timme, co-director of the urban design and architecture non-profit <a href="http://archinect.com/mas.la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA-M&aacute;s</a>, and Julia Meltzer, director and founder of non-profit arts organization, Clockshop.</p><p>Both Clockshop and LA-M&aacute;s are located within Elysian Valley, aka Frogtown&mdash;a sliver of a neighborhood bordered by the LA River, the 5 and the 2 freeways. In recent years, Frogtown (predominantly a low-density neighborhood of single-family homes) has become a major focus in LA conversations about gentrification and development, and both Timme's and Meltzer's work is heavily invested in their context. Clockshop (in collaboration with California State Parks) has its HQ in Frogtown and hosts art events in the Bowtie, an undeveloped plot of land along the river. In 2015, LA-M&aacute;s led a community "co-visioning process" (the 'Futuro de Frogtown') to determine the kind of development decisions residents were concerned about.</p><p>Korody spoke with b...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149979851/lawsuit-alleges-frank-gehry-s-iac-building-is-melting Lawsuit alleges Frank Gehry's IAC Building is melting Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-11-22T14:05:00-05:00 >2016-11-27T18:49:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1w/1w7w5dcyvd5ktuoq.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The curvy, twisted glass facade of media mogul Barry Diller&rsquo;s IAC Building on West 18th Street and 11th Avenue is facing a sticky problem: The window sealant has become a dripping, opaque blob, according to a lawsuit. &ldquo;Nearly all of the windows have significant and visible defects,&rdquo; the building&rsquo;s owners claim in the suit against Permasteelisa North America, the company that installed the unique facade of the building designed by the acclaimed architect.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More Gehry-news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Frank Gehry and Maya Lin to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979025/frank-gehry-and-maya-lin-to-receive-presidential-medal-of-freedom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry and Maya Lin to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom</a></li><li><a title="Frank Gehry might bail on the U.S. now that Trump's been elected" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149978660/frank-gehry-might-bail-on-the-u-s-now-that-trump-s-been-elected" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry might bail on the U.S. now that Trump's been elected</a></li><li><a title="Frank Gehry's Sunset Strip mixed-user unanimously approved by L.A. City Council " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149976668/frank-gehry-s-sunset-strip-mixed-user-unanimously-approved-by-l-a-city-council" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry's Sunset Strip mixed-user unanimously approved by L.A. City Council</a></li><li><a title="Gehry's modified Eisenhower Memorial design accepted by Eisenhower family" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149969454/gehry-s-modified-eisenhower-memorial-design-accepted-by-eisenhower-family" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry's modified Eisenhower Memorial design accepted by Eisenhower family</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149979380/listen-to-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session-5-with-lou-pesce-of-metabolic-studio Listen to 'Next Up: The LA River' Mini-Session #5 with Lou Pesce of Metabolic Studio Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-11-21T17:34:00-05:00 >2016-11-27T18:51:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7j/7jlvuczzhyc25mss.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Los Angeles' Metabolic Studio, run by architect and visual artist Lauren Bon, creates site-specific, temporary "devices of wonder" that interpret landscape in new ways, shifting public perception of land and waterways. One of their most recent projects, 'Bending the River Back Into the City' (pictured below), is a three-part intervention that literally diverts water from the LA River back into LA, distributing it via "the city's first water commons, to allow the currency of water to create social capital."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/25/254rdbiq2yu466lz.jpg"></p><p>Lou Pesce, an artist with Metabolic Studio, joined us at Next Up to discuss. As concerns about gentrification, public access and the drought raise issues of ownership and equity along the LA River, I wanted to ask about the economic ideas behind 'Bending the River' and how the project relates to the river's specific role in LA history.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a>&nbsp;</strong><strong>Mini-Session #5 of '<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/842448/next-up-la-river-mini-session" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Next Up: The LA River</a>' with Lou Pesce</strong>:</p><ul></ul><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...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149979646/next-city-publishes-an-article-by-bryan-lee-on-the-latest-riff-between-aia-and-its-members NEXT CITY publishes an article by Bryan Lee on the latest riff between AIA and its members Orhan Ayyüce 2016-11-21T15:12:00-05:00 >2016-11-27T18:51:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9q/9qko1r8nwrl8xu7i.jpg" width="650" height="430" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;You are not a profession that has distinguished itself by your social and civic contributions to the cause of civil rights, and I am sure this has not come to you as any shock. You are most distinguished by your thunderous silence and your complete irrelevance.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>"We have fallen short and Mr. Ivy, in this instance, does nothing to belie the concerns of the membership. It is all too easy for us to be cynical and skeptical at times like these, when the more precise tool (and one we are built for) is to be critical and creative. The AIA made a mistake and has apologized both publicly and privately, but apologies mean nothing without action. Now is the time to press the Institute to act. Act as an apolitical (not bipartisan) force for social good in the built environment. I wholeheartedly believe that to protest is to have an unyielding faith in the potential for a just society. As a member of the AIA, I am not removing myself from the conversation. Instead I will continue to stand and I will continue to&nbsp;<a href="https://nextcity.org/features/view/urban-design-activism-socially-engaged-art-design-as-protest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">protest</a>, when necessary, in hopes of a better profession.</p><p>To that end, I encourage those within the profession to acknowledge the cultural implications of our work and become forceful&nbsp;<a href="https://nextcity.org/features/view/urban-design-activism-socially-engaged-art-design-as-protest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">advocates for true equity and design justice</a>. I am calling on ...</p>