Archinect - News 2016-07-27T09:38:50-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149960017/median-an-urbanism-exhibition-from-the-most-privileged-and-uninhabitable-location-in-los-angeles-the-middle-of-the-road MEDIAN: an urbanism exhibition from "the most privileged and uninhabitable location in Los Angeles—the middle of the road." Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-26T18:28:00-04:00 >2016-07-26T18:28:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wa/wafxtk2ald9610yt.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Now through August 25, take an immersive, tongue-in-cheeky video tour through Los Angeles at&nbsp;WUHO Gallery, with&nbsp;David Hartwell and Bill Ferehawk's "MEDIAN".</p><p>Enter the narrow, deep gallery space and be at the center of MEDIAN&ndash;an "experimental moving image installation" projected onto the length of WUHO's walls, in parallel. From the viewer's position in the middle of the gallery, atop a double-yellow line, they assume the perspective of "the most privileged and uninhabitable location in Los Angeles&mdash;the middle of the road." Through a mixture of film and animation, the projected narrative takes LA's roadside urbanity to whacky, cartoonish, stereotyped, and whimsical ends.</p><p>Take a look below:</p><p></p><p>More information on MEDIAN available <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/event/920/median-an-experimental-moving-image-installation-opens-at-wuho-gallery-in-hollywood-on-july-14/149957252" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>. WUHO Gallery is open Friday, Saturday and Sundays, noon to 5pm.&nbsp;The exhibition is presented by LA Forum.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960015/facebook-enters-the-housing-market-and-it-s-probably-not-a-good-thing Facebook enters the housing market – and it's probably not a good thing Nicholas Korody 2016-07-26T17:38:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T08:59:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7j/7jef0wki7op0g3mr.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Facebook could be your next landlord. In an effort to drum up support for the controversial expansion of its headquarters, the social media giant is trying to give back to the community by building at least 1,500 housing units that can be rented by the general public&mdash;not just Facebook employees [...] Facebook has pledged that 15 percent of the new units it creates will go to low- or middle-income families.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>...Which is great until you realize that 85 percent of the building will probably be ridiculously expensive and probably populated by local tech bros.</em></p><p>For more on Silicon Valley urbanism, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943493/silicon-valley-campuses-at-risk-as-sea-levels-rise" target="_blank">Silicon Valley campuses at risk as sea levels rise</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145046942/mark-zuckerberg-s-resolution-for-2016-build-an-at-home-ai-like-jarvis-in-iron-man" target="_blank">Mark Zuckerberg's resolution for 2016: build an at-home AI "like Jarvis in Iron Man"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957713/google-acquires-linkedin-s-hq-in-huge-unexpected-property-swap" target="_blank">Google acquires LinkedIn's HQ in huge, unexpected property swap</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149954668/what-s-the-newest-project-for-silicon-valley-investors-building-cities" target="_blank">What's the newest project for Silicon Valley investors? Building cities</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959956/why-it-just-isn-t-possible-to-build-affordable-housing-in-the-current-u-s-housing-market Why it just isn't possible to build affordable housing in the current U.S. housing market Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-26T13:03:00-04:00 >2016-07-26T23:31:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zm/zmwtxdfpp8nmr5rj.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Nudge down the design and development fees, pay the construction workers less, drop the interest rate as low as it will go, spend nothing on maintenance, even assume that someone gave the land for free &mdash; and the buildings still aren't feasible. A 50-unit apartment is still millions short. "Even if you try to tweak a lot," Poethig says, "for people of extremely low incomes, there&rsquo;s just going to be this gap to the cost of development and production of housing."</p></em><br /><br /><p>A very enlightening (and depressing, but with tentative solutions!) <a href="http://apps.urban.org/features/cost-of-affordable-housing/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interactive</a> from the Urban Institute uses data from Denver, Colorado's housing market to show how building affordable housing just doesn't "pencil out"&mdash;meaning, as Emily Badger puts it for the <em>Washington&nbsp;</em><em>Post</em>, "The costs of building&nbsp;them outstrip&nbsp;what&nbsp;the people who may live in them could afford to pay in rent."</p><p>As Badger explains it, this is mostly due to an imbalance between public and private involvement in the affordable housing system. It isn't profitable for developers to make affordable units, because the tenants just can't pay enough, but public subsidies often can't bridge the gap either. She sums it up:</p><p><em>To the extent that government should step in when the&nbsp;private market&nbsp;can't, affordable housing is a prime example. The larger&nbsp;problem, though, is that we hardly devote the kind of public resources to this market failure&nbsp;that it demands.</em></p><p>Denver was chosen because "It doesn't have a white-hot&nbsp;housing market like...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959951/aia-s-consensus-construction-forecast-projects-continued-but-moderate-growth-in-2017 AIA's Consensus Construction Forecast projects continued but moderate growth in 2017 Alexander Walter 2016-07-26T12:44:00-04:00 >2016-07-26T14:23:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ss/ssu2js14s6s4bzru.jpg" width="514" height="295" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After a strong 2015, there is a growing sense that the construction industry expansion will be more tempered over the next eighteen months. [...] The American Institute of Architects&rsquo; (AIA) semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast, a survey of the nation&rsquo;s leading construction forecasters, is projecting that spending will increase just less than six percent for 2016, with next year&rsquo;s projection being an additional 5.6% gain.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>&ldquo;Healthy job growth, strong consumer confidence and low interest rates are several positive factors in the economy, which will allow some of the pent-up demand from the last downturn to go forward,&rdquo; said AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, PhD, Hon. AIA. &nbsp;&ldquo;But at the same time, the slowing in the overall economy could extend to the construction industry a bit &ndash; with the biggest drop off expected in the industrial facility sector over the next year and a half.&rdquo;</em></p><p>For the full report and an interactive version of the infographic above, head over to <a href="http://new.aia.org/articles/14861-healthy-advances-forecast-for-nonresidential-building-market-through-2017" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">aia.org</a>.</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149958838/architecture-billings-index-in-june-positive-for-fifth-consecutive-month" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Billings Index in June positive for fifth consecutive month</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953248/architecture-billings-index-reaches-highest-score-in-nearly-a-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Billings Index reaches highest score in nearly a year</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945983/architecture-billings-index-displays-continued-modest-growth-in-april" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Billings Index displays continued modest growth in April</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959841/how-patients-would-redesign-the-psychiatric-ward How patients would redesign the psychiatric ward Justine Testado 2016-07-25T21:04:00-04:00 >2016-07-26T12:03:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gd/gdm8e5hpwuxwwqfe.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[James] Leadbitter called it &ldquo;a playful and exciting space for redesigning madness, a utopian attempt at what a mental health hospital could be like.&rdquo; Each structure...is an abstract interpretation of the feedback from the workshops, designed to offer varying levels &ldquo;of privacy and intimacy ranging from total isolation to complete togetherness.&rdquo; &ldquo;This is only a small glimpse of a project that has huge potential to influence the way we think about the design of mental health care environments,&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>More than 300 patients, architects, and psychiatrists pitched their ideas on how they would redesign the psychiatric ward for &ldquo;Madlove: A Designer Asylum&rdquo;, a collaborative project conceived by artist and activist James Leadbitter, who has suffered from mental illness and has stayed at several psychiatric wards himself. Leadbitter wanted to address the direct negative effects that&nbsp;terribly designed wards have on patients.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149958839/do-cities-make-you-go-crazy-on-the-link-between-urban-living-and-psychosis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Do cities make you go crazy? On the link between urban living and psychosis</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149956324/architects-constitute-the-fifth-most-likely-profession-to-commit-suicide" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects constitute the fifth most likely profession to commit suicide</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138879113/an-environmental-psychologist-on-why-boring-design-is-bad-for-your-health" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An environmental psychologist on why boring design is bad for your health</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959843/turning-plastic-trash-into-lego-like-building-materials Turning plastic trash into "LEGO"-like building materials Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-25T20:36:00-04:00 >2016-07-26T12:03:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/23/230ad98c3665373dedb0b1f7b04be878.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The [plastic] materials are thoroughly cleaned, before being ground into a rough power, mixed, melted and extruded into a range of shapes &ndash; mostly beams, blocks and pillars &ndash; which lock together to form buildings. Importantly, [Conceptos Pl&aacute;sticos] also trains communities in how to build these structures, giving them ownership over their homes [...] Like LEGO blocks, these interlocking structures don&rsquo;t need adhesive to be strong and sturdy, which makes them a good option for mobile shelters.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Rotterdam considers paving its roads with recycled plastic " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131579411/rotterdam-considers-paving-its-roads-with-recycled-plastic" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rotterdam considers paving its roads with recycled plastic</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/103711909/student-works-this-house-made-of-trash-teaches-a-lesson-in-green-housekeeping" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Student Works: This house made of trash teaches a lesson in green housekeeping</a></li><li><a title="Taiwan tests recycling's limits with bus stops out of bottles" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/68576882/taiwan-tests-recycling-s-limits-with-bus-stops-out-of-bottles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taiwan tests recycling's limits with bus stops out of bottles</a></li><li><a title="Raumlabor&rsquo;s &lsquo;Big Crunch&rsquo; is an Incredible Building Made from Discarded Materials" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/11626444/raumlabor-s-big-crunch-is-an-incredible-building-made-from-discarded-materials" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Raumlabor&rsquo;s &lsquo;Big Crunch&rsquo; is an Incredible Building Made from Discarded Materials</a></li><li><a title="747 Recycled Airplane Wing House Completed in Malibu" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/10131653/747-recycled-airplane-wing-house-completed-in-malibu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">747 Recycled Airplane Wing House Completed in Malibu</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959805/athletes-refuse-to-move-into-rio-s-olympic-village-citing-blocked-toilets-leaking-pipes-and-exposed-wiring Athletes refuse to move into Rio's Olympic Village, citing “blocked toilets, leaking pipes and exposed wiring” Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-25T17:09:00-04:00 >2016-07-26T14:18:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eh/ehxnzf9js8zolcba.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sunday was supposed to be move-in day for many athletes, but the leader of the Australian Olympic delegation said its athletes would not be checking in because of problems with the gas, electricity and plumbing. [...] delegations from Britain, New Zealand and other countries were experiencing similar problems in the village, which is in an area of western Rio called Barra da Tijuca.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The official start to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will go ahead on August 5, despite ongoing concerns over the spread of the Zika virus, political upheaval, economic distress, polluted competition waters, and now, questionable athlete facilities.</p><p>More from the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/25/sports/olympics/rio-olympic-village-australia.html?smid=fb-nytimes&amp;smtyp=cur&amp;_r=0&amp;mtrref=go.redirectingat.com&amp;gwh=B99BF27C1089AE628073F1496F6FFE5E&amp;gwt=pay" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>New York Times</em></a>:</p><p><em>Olympic officials said they expected the issues to be resolved within a few days. They said the village had officially opened Sunday morning and, as planned, a few hundred delegation members had moved in.</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;There are some adjustments that we are dealing with and will be resolved in a short while,&rdquo; said Carlos Nuzman, the president of the organizing committee. &ldquo;Every Olympic village, because of their magnitude, needs some adjustments until it becomes perfect. The important thing is that everything will be resolved before the Games, without disturbing the athletes.&rdquo;</em></p><p>Get caught up on what's happening in Rio:</p><ul><li><a title="Rio mayor admits Olympics were a &ldquo;missed opportunity&rdquo;, but believes the city has been unfairly portrayed" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957955/rio-mayor-admits-olympics-were-a-missed-opportunity-but-believes-the-city-has-been-unfairly-portrayed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rio mayor admits Olympics were a &ldquo;missed opportunity&rdquo;, but believes the city has been unfairly por...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959702/jeanne-gang-s-polis-project-an-experiment-in-empathetic-policing Jeanne Gang's 'Polis Project' — an experiment in empathetic policing Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-25T13:20:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T09:14:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/28/28109cc15efc972a9f8be0471c8af7b1.jpg" width="514" height="296" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Conceived by MacArthur &ldquo;genius&rdquo; and architect Jeanne Gang, the simple project is part of her broader proposal to reimagine isolated, fortress-like police precincts as welcoming community centers. In her vision, better police precincts could house a barber shop, a garden, a gym, and lounges with free wi-fi&mdash;all designed to draw community members to hang out in stations and eventually build friendlier and more trusting relationships with the cops sworn to protect them.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In Gang's project, the West 10th district's police station in North Lawndale, Chicago, includes a basketball half-court right next to it, as an attempt to create shared spaces between police and the community whom they serve. Gang's 'Polis Project' was first exhibited at the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial, and was conceived in response to the report on "21st Century Policing" commissioned by President Obama.</p><p></p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Does Jeanne Gang's architecture inspire social justice?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149959077/does-jeanne-gang-s-architecture-inspire-social-justice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Does Jeanne Gang's architecture inspire social justice?</a></li><li><a title="How Jeanne Gang wants to make police stations community-friendly" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938535/how-jeanne-gang-wants-to-make-police-stations-community-friendly" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Jeanne Gang wants to make police stations community-friendly</a></li><li><a title="Revising the city in the aftermath of violence" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957258/revising-the-city-in-the-aftermath-of-violence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Revising the city in the aftermath of violence</a></li><li><a title="LAPD directs officers to treat homeless people &ldquo;with compassion&rdquo; in new vague policy" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953244/lapd-directs-officers-to-treat-homeless-people-with-compassion-in-new-vague-policy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LAPD directs officers to treat homeless people &ldquo;with compassion&rdquo; in new vague policy</a></li><li><a title="A bird's-eye view of LA with Geoff Manaugh and the LAPD" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936161/a-bird-s-eye-view-of-la-with-geoff-manaugh-and-the-lapd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A bird's-eye view of LA with Geoff Manaugh and the LAPD</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959566/newcastle-degree-show-in-london-2016 Newcastle Degree Show in London 2016 Erin Whalley 2016-07-25T04:07:00-04:00 >2016-07-25T00:08:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qe/qessa8xz569hou9b.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Newcastle&rsquo;s degree show, despite being heavily edited for its London venue, manages to present a large range of design that emphasises just how creative the study of architecture can be. The breadth of research is inspiring, with studies covering everything from Walt Disney wonderlands, to the highly geophysical formation of sand patterns. It is a credit to the current architectural climate that students are encouraged and supported to find resolved architectural expressions for such diversity.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pc/pc6kpyjbvampp8x4.jpg"></p><p>(Greg Walton, MArch.)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hn/hndz25sq478jazo0.jpg"></p><p>(Simon Baker, March.)</p><p>Amongst the fantastical explorations (one example of which delves into an analysis of C.S.Lewis, and how architectural form can be found within his fictional worlds) are an equal number of technological forays. Some of these look into harnessing new sustainable energy sources, other provide possible methods for cleaning waterways of litter.&nbsp;</p><p>A current trend that can be seen across architecture and design at the moment, and is exhibited in several projec...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959446/from-seedbed-to-lobby-for-the-time-being From 'Seedbed' to 'Lobby for the time being' Nam Henderson 2016-07-23T15:30:00-04:00 >2016-07-25T16:09:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cl/cl7aj7ijet0743z1.jpg" width="514" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As far as the art world was concerned, his leap into architecture &mdash; designs for things like public parks, airport rest areas and a man-made island &mdash; was almost as if Mr. Acconci decided to enter the witness protection program. But he disappeared right in the art world&rsquo;s midst, continuing to teach generations of art students</p></em><br /><br /><p>On the occasion of Vito Acconci's first&nbsp;<a href="http://momaps1.org/exhibitions/view/411" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">retrospective in the United States</a>,&nbsp;in more than three decades, Randy Kennedy held a&nbsp;series of interviews over three months&nbsp;with the artist.&nbsp;</p><p>See also; in the <strong>News:</strong> (via&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/89572/vito-power-less" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architect's Newspaper</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92686/j-vito" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the J. Crew catalog</a>&nbsp;and a&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85524/vice-on-vito" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vice/VBS.TV six part interview</a>) or&nbsp;Lian Chikako Chang's <a href="http://archinect.com/lian/vito-acconci-again-and-again" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">live-blog of a lecture</a> he gave in&nbsp;Piper, back in 2011)</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959398/executive-director-of-open-architecture-collaborative-responds-to-lawsuit-against-architecture-for-humanity Executive Director of Open Architecture Collaborative responds to lawsuit against Architecture for Humanity Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-22T18:04:00-04:00 >2016-07-25T01:36:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x9/x9h8gywaxcs9mnzs.jpg" width="514" height="503" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Whatever the outcome, we will learn from their actions. I am confident that those who committed wrongdoing will be held accountable, and that any malfeasance will come to light. I am also confident that the final story will adequately celebrate all the good that AFH did.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148196237/architecture-for-humanity-s-next-chapter-garrett-jacobs-executive-director-of-afh-offshoot-the-chapter-network-on-one-to-one-11" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Garrett Jacobs</a>, executive director of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149933953/introducing-open-architecture-collaborative-the-rebranded-offshoot-of-architecture-for-humanity-affiliates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Open Architecture Collaborative</a>, responded to the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957412/architecture-for-humanity-is-being-sued-for-3m-for-mismanaging-funds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">$3M lawsuit against AFH</a> via a statement on medium, taking care to make clear as crystal the fact that while OAC grew out of AFH, it is "unequivocally an independent organization, a California LLC and Public Benefactor Corporation, and is pursuing our own 501(c)3 federal nonprofit status." As such,&nbsp;OAC won't be affected by the lawsuit.</p><p>After AFH <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118513336/architecture-for-humanity-to-shut-down" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shuttered</a> and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121590852/architecture-for-humanity-to-file-for-bankruptcy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">announced bankruptcy</a>&nbsp;in early 2015, many volunteers felt as if the rug had been pulled underneath them, unsure of what led to such an end. About a year later, the OAC was founded on the basis of the strong community of volunteers who hoped to continue AFH's mission. While the lawsuit may not affect the OAC structurally or its members directly, it could certainly change the way the volunteers regard AFH&mdash;potentially compromising its much-lauded reputation as a non-profit focused on humanitarian design.</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Architecture for Humanity's Next Chapter: Garrett Jacobs, executive director of AFH-offshoot the Chapter Network, on One-to-One #11" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148196237/architecture-for-humanity-s-next-chapter-garrett-jacobs-executive-director-of-afh-offshoot-the-chapter-network-on-one-to-one-11" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture for Hu...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959341/contemporary-art-gentrification-artwashing Contemporary art + gentrification = 'artwashing'? Nicholas Korody 2016-07-22T13:16:00-04:00 >2016-07-22T13:57:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6z/6zsiz4ashmalp0g9.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Artwashing. What a great new political watchword. As in, watch out that your neighbourhood doesn&rsquo;t get &ldquo;artwashed&rdquo; too. Just look how Tate Modern has wrecked London and how the Guggenheim trashed Bilbao. Get away, ye galleries! Let&rsquo;s keep urban wastelands as bleak as they already are! It&rsquo;s a neat reversal of the thinking that has seen cities all over the world embrace art galleries, museums and biennials in pursuit of regeneration.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The editorial hones in on struggles by residents of the Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights to push back against a rapid influx of galleries, which they view as the avant-garde of gentrification.</p><p>For more on the community's efforts to resist becoming the next Silverlake/Echo Park/Culver City/etc., check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149958163/boyle-heights-activists-want-all-art-galleries-to-gtfo-of-their-neighborhood" target="_blank">Boyle Heights activists want all art galleries to GTFO of their neighborhood</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149949634/5-myths-about-gentrification-according-to-a-gsapp-urban-planning-professor" target="_blank">5 myths about gentrification, according to a GSAPP urban planning professor</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941499/how-a-group-of-boyle-heights-residents-are-fighting-gentrification" target="_blank">How a group of Boyle Heights residents are fighting gentrification</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943937/a-telltale-sign-of-gentrification-in-los-angeles" target="_blank">A telltale sign of gentrification in Los Angeles</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959268/design-leads-environmentally-friendly-education-for-hertfordshire-pupils Design leads environmentally friendly education for Hertfordshire pupils Jessica Bonehill 2016-07-22T11:49:00-04:00 >2016-07-25T05:12:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/62/620uxspss49y3thx.jpg" width="514" height="226" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Howe Dell Primary in Hatfield could well be the UK&rsquo;s most eco-friendly school. It has toilets that flush using rainwater, sedum roofs made of plants and vegetation, and classroom sink-tops made from recycled yoghurt pots. But the school&rsquo;s design doesn&rsquo;t just help protect the environment, it also uses nature to improve children&rsquo;s academic performance and behaviour.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tb/tbwgjn5o5e5hlcow.jpg"></p><p>Howe Dell Primary&rsquo;s &pound;10 million, eco-friendly design is used by teachers to promote sustainability to a new generation of pupils. Capita Architects were given free reign to push the limits of sustainable design in the project, which was funded by the council, and that was exactly what they did. The school features solar panels, a wind turbine, and a heating system that uses a series of pipes just below the surface of the school playground for passive gain that is then utilised to heat the school.&nbsp;</p><p>This groundbreaking design was awarded ECO Green Flag accreditation (the highest level awarded to sustainable schools in the UK) and places pupils in close proximity to nature. To this end, the design&rsquo;s wetland area and sedum roofs are used to study birds and the school places sustainability at the core of the curriculum. This learning is even extended to the playground where learning stations allow pupils to examine the habitats of micro-beasts. In this way, the whole building is understoo...</p> 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 Salvaged Love: Archinect Sessions #73 with Michael Bricker, founder of People for Urban Progress, the Indianapolis non-profit repurposing architectural trash into local treasures Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-21T15:55:00-04:00 >2016-07-25T15:57:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w9/w9xfedghexj5cju3.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When Indianapolis began demolishing its RCA Dome in 2008, Michael Bricker saw a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. To save the stadium's white, Teflon-coated fiberglass roof from the landfill, Bricker salvaged 13 acres of it, and turned it into shade structures for the city, as well as locally-designed accessories. With this project, People for Urban Progress was born.</p><p>Bricker is the Founder and Executive Director of <a href="http://www.peopleup.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People for Urban Progress</a>, aka PUP, based in Indianapolis. The non-profit is focused on diverting building materials from wasting away in landfills, and repurposing it for local improvements. Trained as an architect and also working as a production designer, Bricker has gone on with PUP to turn old stadium seats into bus stops, and fabric from Superbowl XLVI into handbags.&nbsp;Sessions' own Donna Sink is a board member at PUP, and Bricker joined us on the podcast to discuss the organization's goals and design ethos.</p><p>As a bonus for Sessions listeners, get 15% off anything in <a href="http://www.peopleup.org/shop/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PUP'...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959148/automating-busy-work-with-a-robot-intern Automating busy work with a 'robot intern' Nicholas Korody 2016-07-21T15:27:00-04:00 >2016-07-21T15:27:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zb/zbnbusyhlqq0aspe.jpg" width="514" height="310" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you're a designer who works with clients, here's something you're probably familiar with: the project that never ends. The actual designing may take a matter of hours, but presenting the idea to a client, making little tweaks and edits, finding a middle ground between your vision and theirs? That process can take months [...] For his graduate project, Ingemann Breitenstein spent time in product design studios across London researching the inefficiencies in that designer-client process.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"The result is an algorithm that takes a basic idea for a product and generates countless variations on its design&mdash;as directed by a physical controller. Ingemann Breitenstein calls the machine the&nbsp;</em>Unpaid Intern<em>&mdash;a tongue-and-cheek nod to the mindless photoshopping and last minute tweaking it could conceivably reduce."</em></p><p>For more on the automated world-to-come, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149935222/architecture-after-capitalism-in-a-world-without-work" target="_blank">Architecture after capitalism, in a world without work</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953055/imagining-the-future-cyberattack-that-could-bring-down-new-york-city" target="_blank">Imagining the future cyberattack that could bring down New York City</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938713/world-s-first-fully-autonomous-taxi-service-will-arrive-in-singapore-later-this-year" target="_blank">World's first fully autonomous taxi service will arrive in Singapore later this year</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946004/google-to-announce-a-voice-activated-smart-home-device" target="_blank">Google to announce a voice-activated, smart home device</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959104/on-decentralizing-the-olympics On decentralizing the Olympics Justine Testado 2016-07-21T14:23:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T01:37:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ht/htgz9jxmofjoobql.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>More broadly, this reconfiguration would make the games, for the first time, a truly global event. Dozens of countries that could never afford to host the Olympics in their current form &ndash; Kenya, Thailand, Chile, to name a few &ndash; might easily host a single Olympic sport. Rather than being an occasion for nationalistic displays by a single, powerful host country, the Olympics would become a celebration of human diversity.</p></em><br /><br /><p>With overwhelming evidence that hosting the Olympics is a huge burden for several cities, Paul Christesen, a Professor of Classics at Dartmouth, makes a case for the possible advantages of having Olympic sports competitions take place in different cities throughout the globe. He also makes suggestions on how decentralizing the Games can be carried out to other aspects of the event.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957955/rio-mayor-admits-olympics-were-a-missed-opportunity-but-believes-the-city-has-been-unfairly-portrayed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rio mayor admits Olympics were a &ldquo;missed opportunity&rdquo;, but believes the city has been unfairly portrayed</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149951809/the-rapid-gentrification-of-rio-s-favelas-in-advance-of-the-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The rapid gentrification of Rio's favelas in advance of the Olympics</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940794/california-pledges-to-pick-up-some-of-the-cost-overruns-of-la-2024-olympic-bid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">California pledges to pick up (some of the) cost overruns of LA 2024 Olympic bid</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942166/logo-design-chosen-for-2020-tokyo-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Logo design chosen for 2020 Tokyo Olympics</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145735758/tokyo-olympics-refusing-to-pay-zaha-hadid-for-work-on-the-national-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tokyo Olympics refusing to pay Zaha Hadid for work on the national stadium</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959090/christopher-hawthorne-on-the-republican-national-convention-s-architecture-it-s-as-if-a-bunch-of-mud-covered-actors-from-game-of-thrones-or-the-crucible-wandered-into-an-apple-store Christopher Hawthorne on the Republican National Convention's architecture: "It’s as if a bunch of mud-covered actors from 'Game of Thrones' or 'The Crucible' wandered into an Apple store." Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-21T13:04:00-04:00 >2016-07-21T18:56:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r7/r7anl2c56xbs0pm6.jpg" width="514" height="273" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>the set is a shotgun marriage of Star Trek and Macbook modern, with perhaps a touch &mdash;&nbsp;in the rounded stairs, lighted from below &mdash;&nbsp;of Art Deco. [...] The goal seems to be a series of smooth surfaces to which none of the more direct ad hominem verbal attacks or accusations of plagiarism might stick &mdash; a slate that can be wiped clean whenever a change in tone or direction is wanted. Call it Teflon minimalism.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Hawthorne's Teflon comparison is particularly evocative, given one of the latest incidents last night at the RNC, when Ted Cruz didn't endorse Trump during his primetime address. He was booed off the stage.</p><p>The Republican National Convention's last day in Cleveland is today, themed "Make America One Again", with speakers Peter Thiel, Tom Barrack, Ivanka Trump and the one, the only, Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump.</p><p>More News from the 2016 Presidential campaign:</p><ul><li><a title="Yeah, so about Melania Trump's architecture degree..." href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149958855/yeah-so-about-melania-trump-s-architecture-degree" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yeah, so about Melania Trump's architecture degree...</a></li><li><a title="Hillary Clinton campaign ad highlights architect screwed by Trump" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149956644/hillary-clinton-campaign-ad-highlights-architect-screwed-by-trump" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hillary Clinton campaign ad highlights architect screwed by Trump</a></li><li><a title="What does Donald Trump's architecture reveal about his politics?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148423518/what-does-donald-trump-s-architecture-reveal-about-his-politics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What does Donald Trump's architecture reveal about his politics?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959077/does-jeanne-gang-s-architecture-inspire-social-justice Does Jeanne Gang's architecture inspire social justice? Julia Ingalls 2016-07-21T12:36:00-04:00 >2016-07-26T16:18:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i1/i1q7y4r182lwz2cw.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In this <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/21/us/a-conversation-with-jeanne-gang-on-architecture-with-a-mission.html?_r=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Times interview</a> with Ginia Bellafante, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/26953/studio-gang-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jeanne Gang</a> discusses the importance and challenges of designing work that isn't simply aesthetically pleasing, but that influences positive changes in social behavior and policy. In addition to her work on waterways, she discusses her idea behind designing a fire rescue station in one of New York City's poorest and most violent neighborhoods:</p><p><em>You feel like you trust a firefighter, a rescue worker. And those doors on the building are often open. And we even put a bench in the front of the building so people can actually sit there instead of taking this approach of creating a fortress, which I think is a contrast to what we see in the design of police stations.</em></p><p><em>And so really designing this Fire Rescue 2 started me thinking about, are there ways that design could help improve the relationship between community members and police if we looked at the architecture? Not that it can solve everything. But I think, you know, maybe it can ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958970/an-eco-building-toolkit An Eco-Building Toolkit Nam Henderson 2016-07-21T02:33:00-04:00 >2016-07-21T11:46:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x7/x77k5w0kjf09b1am.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>**I'm truly impressed that Mr Open Source Ecology &amp; Ms Open Building Institute got married and built a house...Of course it's an open-source house that's all makered-up from straw, wood and brick from their neighborhood - Bruce Sterling</p></em><br /><br /><p>Kelly McCartney highlights the work of&nbsp;Marcin Jakubowski&nbsp;and&nbsp;Catarina Mota, who decided to reinvent the home-building wheel a few years back.</p><p>For more check out the <a href="http://openbuildinginstitute.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Open Building Institute</a>&nbsp;and/or contribute to their <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/622508883/open-building-institute-eco-building-toolkit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nc/nctzm4dc7mww7yb1.jpg"></p><p>h/t @<a href="https://twitter.com/bruces" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bruce Sterling</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958838/architecture-billings-index-in-june-positive-for-fifth-consecutive-month Architecture Billings Index in June positive for fifth consecutive month Alexander Walter 2016-07-20T13:08:00-04:00 >2016-07-20T13:09:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/th/thatzpar592r4qf5.jpg" width="514" height="358" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Buoyed by increasing levels of demand across all project types, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) was positive in June for the fifth consecutive month. [...] The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the June ABI score was 52.6, down from the mark of 53.1 in the previous month. This score still reflects an increase in design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry index was 58.6, down from a reading of 60.1 the previous month.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The AIA reports these key ABI highlights for the month of June:</p><ul><li>Regional averages: South (55.5), West (54.1), Northeast (51.8), Midwest (48.2)</li><li>Sector index breakdown: multi-family residential (57.9), institutional (52.7), mixed practice (51.0), commercial / industrial (50.3)</li><li>Project inquiries index: 58.6</li><li>Design contracts index: 49.7</li></ul><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/4496/abi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ABI</a>&nbsp;in previous months on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953248/architecture-billings-index-reaches-highest-score-in-nearly-a-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Billings Index reaches highest score in nearly a year</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945983/architecture-billings-index-displays-continued-modest-growth-in-april" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Billings Index displays continued modest growth in April</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941581/architecture-billings-index-concludes-first-quarter-on-continued-positive-note" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Billings Index concludes first quarter on continued positive note</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958839/do-cities-make-you-go-crazy-on-the-link-between-urban-living-and-psychosis Do cities make you go crazy? On the link between urban living and psychosis Nicholas Korody 2016-07-20T13:08:00-04:00 >2016-07-22T12:29:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mc/mc2djgn3hl7582w8.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The link between psychosis and city living was first noticed by American psychiatrists in the early 1900s who found that asylum patients were more likely to come from built-up areas. This association was sporadically rediscovered throughout the following century until researchers verified the association from the 1990s onwards with systematic and statistically controlled studies that tested people in the community as well as in clinics.</p></em><br /><br /><p>While the data shows a clear link between city living and schizophrenia, the correlation doesn't hold for other mental health afflictions like depression. This signifies that the city doesn't necessarily have a general detrimental effect on well-being. And there's no conclusive proof that the city&nbsp;<em>causes</em>&nbsp;psychosis, even if there's clearly some relationship going on.</p><p>For more public health matters related to urban life, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149951667/working-indoors-not-enough-to-protect-you-from-air-pollution-according-to-new-study" target="_blank">Working indoors not enough to protect you from air pollution, according to new study</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944855/billions-exposed-to-dangerous-air-as-pollution-grows-at-alarming-rates-around-the-world" target="_blank">Billions exposed to dangerous air as pollution grows at alarming rates around the world</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934807/the-designers-reinventing-a-visit-to-planned-parenthood" target="_blank">The designers reinventing a visit to Planned Parenthood</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141016474/sick-people-in-scandinavia-can-check-into-these-patient-hotels-as-hospital-alternatives" target="_blank">Sick people in Scandinavia can check into these "patient hotels" as hospital alternatives</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958832/what-kind-of-housing-will-shigeru-ban-s-tallest-timber-hybrid-add-to-vancouver What kind of housing will Shigeru Ban's "tallest timber hybrid" add to Vancouver? Julia Ingalls 2016-07-20T12:50:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T01:29:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i1/i1lnnq42wurquppf.jpg" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Details are scant, there's only one rendering, and yet according to on-the-nose-named developer PortLiving, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950549/a-video-tour-of-shigeru-ban-s-aspen-art-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shigeru Ban</a> has designed the world's tallest timber hybrid apartment complex. Called Terrace House, the sloping glass-encased, timber-framed, concrete and steel-cored building will eventually tower over Vancouver's waterfront. No word on whether this apartment complex will be adding affordable units or more luxury condominiums to Vancouver's bracingly expensive <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126953722/another-case-of-poor-door-for-proposed-vancouver-high-rise" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">housing market</a>.</p><p>For more on the resurgence of timber as chic building material:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945987/future-sustainable-skyscrapers-will-be-made-of-wood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future sustainable skyscrapers will be made of...wood?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143912781/world-s-tallest-wooden-skyscraper-at-least-for-now-under-construction-in-vancouver" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World&rsquo;s tallest wooden skyscraper (at least for now) under construction in Vancouver</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131408316/rise-of-the-wooden-skyscrapers-where-all-you-need-is-a-giant-allen-key-to-put-it-together" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rise of the wooden skyscrapers: "Where all you need is a giant allen key to put it together."</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957892/unique-seating-for-the-philharmonie-de-paris-how-to-create-a-seat-with-low-acoustic-absorption-for-a-perfect-symphony-hall Unique seating for the Philharmonie de Paris: How to create a seat with low acoustic absorption for a perfect symphony hall Sponsor 2016-07-20T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T00:54:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xf/xfm5dw2hm71hnrfg.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.figueras.com/us/?utm_source=Archinet%20Newsletter%201%20USA%202016%20" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/e9/e98zt4b7q8a4ynl0.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.figueras.com/us/?utm_source=Archinet%20Newsletter%201%20USA%202016%20" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Figueras International Seating</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><em>The building of the <strong>Philharmonie de Paris</strong>, designed by Jean Nouvel, is a unique architectural work in the Parc de La Villette in the French capital. The seating installed inside was specifically created for the hall by Jean Nouvel in partnership with <a href="http://www.figueras.com/us/?utm_source=Archinet%20Newsletter%201%20USA%202016%20%20%20&amp;utm_medium=Newsletter%20Archinet%20728x90&amp;utm_campaign=000007000596" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Figueras</a>. Up to 10 acoustic tests, in laboratories in Paris and Barcelona, were needed to achieve the desired product.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0v/0vlp6pjx2kf9hb42.jpg"></p><p>Jean Nouvel gave the Philharmonie concert hall a unique shape, as it is an adjustable space that surrounds the spectator. The Grande Salle of the <a href="http://www.figueras.com/us/projects/concert-halls-and-auditoriums/1476_philharmonie-de-paris.html?utm_source=Archinet%20Newsletter%201%20USA%202016%20%20&amp;utm_medium=Newsletter%20Archinet%20728x90&amp;utm_campaign=000007000596" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Philharmonie</em></a> is not designed in a &ldquo;vineyard&rdquo; or &ldquo;shoebox&rdquo; shape like traditionally. The Grande Salle starts a new model, enveloping and moveable. Jean Nouvel chose a unique solution to offer a total and enveloping experience, placing the spectators in hanging balconies at different heights. In this way, they are immersed in the hall with the feeling of heading toward the orchestra. The sound literally wraps each of ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958646/the-seagram-building-after-the-four-seasons-maintaining-a-costly-landmark The Seagram Building after the Four Seasons: maintaining a costly landmark Alexander Walter 2016-07-19T14:09:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T00:14:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dq/dqmbgi3dnhj3pe76.jpg" width="514" height="790" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mr. Rosen would not mind getting a little credit for maintaining the 59-year-old building, a landmark inside and outside, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson. With its rich materials and exquisite detailing, the building demands scrupulous attention. And money. RFR executives estimated that it cost about 20 percent more to maintain the seemingly spartan Seagram Building than it would a typical office tower of roughly the same size and age. Less is more.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957646/iconic-furniture-art-tableware-and-even-a-sausage-grinder-hundreds-of-lots-from-philip-johnson-s-four-seasons-head-to-auction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Iconic furniture, art, tableware and even a sausage grinder: hundreds of lots from Philip Johnson's Four Seasons head to auction</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149951806/modernist-treasures-from-philip-johnson-s-iconic-four-seasons-restaurant-headed-for-auction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Modernist treasures from Philip Johnson's iconic Four Seasons Restaurant headed for auction</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127715909/landmarked-four-seasons-restaurant-must-not-be-changed-nyc-landmarks-commission-rules" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Landmarked Four Seasons restaurant must not be changed, NYC landmarks commission rules</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958641/to-solve-a-housing-crisis-invest-more-in-modular-construction To solve a housing crisis, invest more in modular construction Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-19T13:15:00-04:00 >2016-07-24T22:46:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0h/0h9f2rse3fw1cimz.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Researchers from the University of British Columbia have suggested that modular construction techniques are key to assuaging cities' housing shortages.</p><p>Associate engineering professor Kasun Hewage at UBC, along with PhD candidate Mohammad Kamali, <a href="http://www.mailoutinteractive.com/Industry/View.aspx?id=821099&amp;q=1059863044&amp;qz=cbcbb6" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">conducted</a> "the first comprehensive review of conventional and modular construction research of its kind," and found that increased factory-produced housing should make it easier for prospective renters and buyers to find a place. It would help cities provide more options that can be built "cheaper, faster and results in fewer workplace injuries," according to Hewage. Their findings were recently published in the journal&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.mailoutinteractive.com/Industry/Redirect.aspx?u=1731764&amp;q=1059863044&amp;lm=96159460&amp;r=821099&amp;qz=ea0445c4610aa763eebfd0da9764a9f6" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews</a></em>.</p><p>Modular construction is obviously not a new method, but has a bit of a negative rep according to the researchers&mdash;the public tends to associate the method with lower-quality structures, and communities like trailer parks. But the study, which reviewed construction data between 2000 and ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957352/reflections-on-binational-urbanism-by-ryan-dewey Reflections on Binational Urbanism by Ryan Dewey BOARD 2016-07-18T20:59:00-04:00 >2016-07-19T17:18:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9u/9upgubpoxeana0iz.jpg" width="514" height="420" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Earlier in my career I was based in Chicago but I was working in Nigeria and also doing some graduate work in the summer in England.<br><br>The longest trip I packed for was 60 days in the same suitcase and it covered a month in England and a month in Nigeria.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nb/nbwpzsythli6o4vr.jpg"><br><br>It was a tough time in my life, but it was also kind of utopian as well because there are certain advantages to being highly mobile.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hc/hcyv63jnbls3zrzq.jpg"><br><br>In Germany today there are 1.8 million Turks. Every year 93.5% of those people travel from Germany to Turkey at least one time, that is nearly 1.7 million Turks across all strata of society who regularly travel between cities in Germany and cities in Turkey.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3h/3hilsndnuw1a7qmq.jpg"><br><br>Looking at the lifestyle of this population, Bernd Upmeyer develops a theory of a new form of urbanism in his book <em>Binational Urbanism</em>. A binational urbanist is someone who because of the practical matters of their lives spend their time living in oscillation between two different countries. This is a thoughtful book with an interesting approach to rese...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957994/leroy-s-ark-leroy-troyer-the-architect-behind-the-noah-s-ark-replica-at-ark-encounter-kentucky-s-new-biblical-theme-park-on-one-to-one-31 LeRoy's Ark: LeRoy Troyer, the architect behind the Noah's Ark replica at Ark Encounter, Kentucky's new biblical theme park, on One-to-One #31 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-18T17:11:00-04:00 >2016-07-19T19:19:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j7/j709qe9n5a9oo4li.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Genesis-sized replica of Noah's Ark is just the beginning of Ark Encounter, Kentucky's new <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957279/noah-s-ark-replica-opens-in-kentucky-biblical-theme-park-to-compete-with-the-disneys-and-the-universals" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">biblical theme park</a> managed by the Christian apologist ministry, Answers in Genesis. Troyer Group are the architects behind the ark, with president and chair LeRoy Troyer as the lead architect.</p><p>I spoke with LeRoy about the challenge of building a project with Biblical construction specs, as well as the inherent controversy of designing something that is meant as a kind of proof of concept for Answers in Genesis' ideology: that <a href="https://answersingenesis.org/the-flood/global/was-there-really-a-noahs-ark-flood/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Bible "is the true history book of the universe"</a>.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/670405/one-to-one" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One</a>&nbsp;#31 with&nbsp;<strong>LeRoy Troyer</strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/neil-denari/id1057340260?i=356797877" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen&nbsp;and subscribe to the new&nbsp;"Archinect Sessions One-to-One" podcast</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://onetoone.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://onetoone.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/onetoone/One_to_One_Episode_31_LeRoy_Troyer_1.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958454/how-artists-curators-and-architects-define-a-great-museum How artists, curators and architects define a great museum Alexander Walter 2016-07-18T14:18:00-04:00 >2016-07-24T22:46:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rp/rpkelwrq9iskeu51.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What makes a museum building successful? Until the arrival of Frank Gehry&rsquo;s Guggenheim in Bilbao in 1997, this question might have been almost exclusively focused on the best environments in which to view art. But the Guggenheim&rsquo;s phenomenal success, which allowed the Basque government to recoup the construction costs within three years, moved the debate on to issues of branding and statement architecture. Now the discussion has moved on again.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943339/archinect-s-critical-round-up-of-sn-hetta-s-sfmoma-addition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's critical round-up of Sn&oslash;hetta's SFMOMA addition</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953533/oma-s-pierre-lassonde-pavilion-in-quebec-will-finally-open-tomorrow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA's Pierre Lassonde Pavilion in Quebec will finally open tomorrow</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946793/first-look-inside-tate-modern-s-new-extension" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First look inside Tate Modern's new Extension</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958345/liverpool-waterfront-heritage-status-at-risk-as-mayor-rejects-un-plea Liverpool waterfront heritage status at risk as mayor rejects UN plea work_for_free 2016-07-18T13:08:00-04:00 >2016-07-24T22:46:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ei/eiz8u925z5at90u1.jpg" width="514" height="307" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The world heritage site status of Liverpool&rsquo;s waterfront is in jeopardy after the city&rsquo;s mayor, Joe Anderson, rejected a plea by UN cultural chiefs to halt development in the city [...] Anderson said he would be writing to the UN body informing it that the city would not be complying with its request [...] Heritage campaigners recently went to court in a fight to stop the demolition of 10 historic buildings near Liverpool Lime Street station in the buffer zone.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More Liverpool-related architecture news on archinect:</p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149949440/riba-set-to-open-national-architecture-centre-in-liverpool" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA set to open national architecture centre in Liverpool</a></p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/148270911/turning-the-ugliest-building-in-liverpool-into-an-exemplar-of-public-health" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turning the &ldquo;ugliest building in Liverpool&rdquo; into an exemplar of public health</a></p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/142830022/assemble-wins-turner-prize-becoming-first-architects-to-win-uk-s-most-prestigious-art-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Assemble wins Turner Prize, becoming first architects to win "UK's most prestigious art prize"</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958382/17-of-le-corbusier-s-buildings-are-now-un-world-heritage-sites 17 of Le Corbusier's buildings are now UN world heritage sites Eleanor Marshall 2016-07-18T10:35:00-04:00 >2016-07-24T22:46:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l4/l4zvtkr047188e5c.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The UN's cultural organisation has listed 17 works by pioneering Franco-Swiss architect Le Corbusier as world heritage sites. Le Corbusier spearheaded the modern movement after World War One, using iron, concrete and glass in a new focus on bold lines and functionality that did not appeal to everyone. The sites are in seven countries.</p></em><br /><br /><p>17 of Le Corbusier's buildings, including Unit&eacute; d&rsquo;habitation in Marseille and&nbsp;the National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo were announced as new UN world heritage sites. The 17 buildings meet three of the <a href="http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1321/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">selection criteria</a> for World Heritage status:</p><p>(i) A masterpiece of human creative genius.</p><p>(ii) An important interchange of human values, over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning or landscape design.</p><p>(vi) Directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance.</p><p>The inclusion of Le Corbusier's works as world heritage sites marks the culmination of a significant shift in attitudes towards Modernist architecture. His&nbsp;Unit&eacute; d&rsquo;habitation is often considered the forefather of high-rise living.&nbsp;Le Corbusier's forms are often cited as a key inspiration for the much maligned Brutalism. Could t...</p>