Archinect - News 2016-02-09T01:15:01-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/147663869/big-s-concept-for-a-spiraling-landscape-tower-in-nyc-s-hudson-yards BIG's concept for a spiraling-landscape tower in NYC's Hudson Yards Justine Testado 2016-02-08T18:56:00-05:00 >2016-02-08T23:43:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tl/tlfx5mbvc6z56lha.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The New York cityscape might get another tower from Bjarke Ingels. At 1,005 feet, <a href="http://www.thespiralny.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The Spiral"</a> is a new office building proposed to fill up an entire block on 66 Hudson Boulevard in Manhattan's West Side. The concept was unveiled today.&nbsp;</p><p>The 65-story Spiral is set to be the fourth tallest tower in the rapidly redeveloping Hudson Yards neighborhood.&nbsp;The 2.85 million square-foot structure shows off a glass exterior and, most notably, cascading landscaped terraces and hanging gardens, akin to BIG's affinity for incorporating slopes and spirals into their designs. As its name describes, the Spiral's terraces will wrap around the tower in an ascending motion to create a continuous green pathway and give easy access to outdoor space on each floor.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6f/6f3ppp59w1ign5tu.jpg"></p><p>Located at the intersection of the four-acre Hudson Boulevard Park and The High Line, the Spire&nbsp;"will punctuate the northern end of...the linear park [and it] will appear to carry through into the tower, forming an ascending ribbon of lively green...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147584392/full-metal-jacket Full Metal Jacket Nam Henderson 2016-02-07T15:37:00-05:00 >2016-02-08T00:56:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9i/9iewfjq5x0x84u4m.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Although aluminum siding is available that resembles wooden clapboards, the recently built or renovated homes with metal facades of Kings County, N.Y., tend to have a funky, artistic sensibility. The idea is not to mimic traditional construction, but to be proudly metallic.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Kaya Laterman talks with architects, architectural designers, homeowners&nbsp;and neighbors&nbsp;on the cutting edge of a new Brooklyn trend.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147348305/for-alvar-aalto-s-118th-b-day-a-museum-extension-a-few-enduring-favorites For Alvar Aalto's 118th b-day, a museum extension + a few enduring favorites Julia Ingalls 2016-02-04T14:10:00-05:00 >2016-02-07T05:33:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/za/za8x07fatmw6nlce.jpg" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Fittingly for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146366342/this-february-archinect-is-all-about-furniture-and-we-want-your-submissions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Furniture February</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135651376/a-photographic-tour-of-alvar-aalto-s-restored-viipuri-library" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alvar Aalto</a> would have turned 118 this month, which has prompted Archinect to celebrate his paradigm-defining designs. We're not the only ones:&nbsp;the existing Alvar Aalto Museum and the Museum of Central Finland will be getting an extension which features Aalto-specific materiality ("light color clay bricks in grid pattern for the floors and the circulation elements to the original masonry bricks walls in a way to match the colors but announce the new building with a different texture" according to a press release by the design firm <a href="http://archinect.com/architensions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architensions</a>). Here are renderings of the proposed museum extension:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/21/21r98ax3zes7g4e0.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hv/hv3mdgzy3np4jfhg.jpg"></p><p>And, just because we can, a quick tour through some of Aalto's masterful furniture work:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wx/wx4bph57onipnjup.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mg/mg0e3uqyaflj3lfy.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8x/8xc436p1zc0v6alp.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>February is furniture month here on Archinect! Send us your furniture musings, interviews, reviews, designs, projects and investigations for review to be featured on our site. The open call for submissions is effective immediately.</em></p><p><strong>More details&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146366342/this-february-archinect-is-all-about-furniture-and-we-want-your-submissions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147345876/before-after-photos-of-syria-s-devastated-heritage Before + after photos of Syria's devastated heritage Julia Ingalls 2016-02-04T13:45:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T15:02:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bz/bzkgiol86zet93ck.jpg" width="514" height="317" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Across Syria, where a seemingly unstoppable war is about to enter a third year, a heritage built over 5,000 years or more is being steadily buried under rubble.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x6/x67fg4g867ht1d5u.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yw/ywieqhzfa9hxo25v.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bn/bnpbtb0upgmua1be.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g8/g8s47tsoo7lmuh6a.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Related:</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107953878/what-does-the-syrian-refugee-crisis-mean-to-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What Does the Syrian Refugee Crisis Mean to Architecture?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140958669/the-new-monument-men-with-3d-cameras-and-gps-data-against-cultural-annihilation-in-syria-and-beyond" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The new Monument Men: with 3D cameras and GPS data against cultural annihilation in Syria and beyond</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145267758/to-preserve-cultural-memory-these-syrian-refugees-recreate-lost-monuments-in-miniature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">To preserve cultural memory, these Syrian refugees recreate lost monuments in miniature</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147271957/taking-your-pad-for-a-spin-dubai-s-rotating-tower-proposal-is-back Taking your pad for a spin: Dubai's rotating tower proposal is back Alexander Walter 2016-02-03T14:20:00-05:00 >2016-02-04T12:12:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j3/j33o2adg1qj61l7f.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An 80-storey &lsquo;Dynamic Tower&rsquo; will be standing in Dubai by 2020 is everything goes to plan, architectural firm Dynamic Group has told us. When built it will be the world&rsquo;s first skyscraper consisting of separate rotating floors attached to a central column, and inside there will be luxury apartments (natch). If you&rsquo;re wondering what a rotating skyscraper actually is, it&rsquo;s very much as the name suggests.&nbsp;[...] control the rotation speed and direction of their apartment through&nbsp;voice activation.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Proposed back in 2008 by architect David Fisher, the tower aims to be 420m tall, which would make it the second tallest building in Dubai, as well as the second tallest residential tower in the world behind New York&rsquo;s 432 Park Avenue (which stands at 425.5m)."</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sl/slexlnojr629rl4a.jpg"></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146657627/what-s-new-in-dubai-shipping-a-gigantic-floating-swimming-pool-deck-over-all-the-way-from-finland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What's new in Dubai: shipping a gigantic floating swimming pool deck over all the way from Finland</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143590227/archinect-speaks-to-designer-of-controversial-dubai-frame-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect speaks to designer of controversial Dubai Frame project</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139829407/unchecked-climate-change-will-make-the-gulf-uninhabitable-claims-new-study" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unchecked climate change will make the Gulf uninhabitable, claims new study</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147267936/mindscraper-high-rise-educational-facility-renderings-in-sydney-unveiled-by-grimshaw-bvn Mindscraper: high-rise educational facility renderings in Sydney unveiled by Grimshaw & BVN Julia Ingalls 2016-02-03T13:40:00-05:00 >2016-02-03T13:46:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y1/y178wdleyujsg2ee.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Parramatta, a suburb of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133044789/just-add-balconies-sydney-deliberates-future-of-brutalist-housing-landmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sydney</a>, Australia, will be the recipient of New South Wales' first high-rise educational facility, courtesy the firms <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22827902/grimshaw-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grimshaw</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/63715960/bvn-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BVN</a>. Based on the "Schools-within-Schools" pedagogical model, where learning is "delivered in stages rather than via age groups," the school will educate up to 3,000 students (2,000 at the high school level, 1,000 at the primary level) in its 14 storeys, as well as the adjacent four storey curving primary school. A kit of parts furniture methodology and a flexible approach to spatial layouts will enable a far more fluid and customized learning experience for the students.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ia/iacpyh1zim4emsv2.jpg"></p><p>In a press release, Grimshaw partner Andrew Cortese stated that &ldquo;The school buildings act as the social infrastructure for the transformation of individuals and their communities through learning, inclusivity and outreach, with wellbeing&nbsp;and playfulness arising out of the integration of the physical and the environmental."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/31/31l4kxkiygpooinc.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0f/0fo2ehohrvg3hs8t.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7w/7wqvzcvvlv453vnj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5n/5nu7kvr4rs8wl3b1.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147268743/watch-sanaa-s-river-project-come-to-life-in-this-time-lapse Watch SANAA's "River" project come to life in this time-lapse Justine Testado 2016-02-03T13:21:00-05:00 >2016-02-03T13:28:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5j/5jxt3vbtj5hhgmey.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>SANAA's "River" community center emerges from the grounds of the New Canaan-based Grace Farms in less than a minute and a half in this time-lapse video by <a href="http://www.workzonecam.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Work Cam Zone</a>. The video captures the meandering structure transforming along with its open landscape, starting from&nbsp;September 2013 to October 2015, when it&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138428052/sanaa-s-meandering-river-community-center-opens-to-the-public" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">opened to the public</a> with a slew of festive events.</p><p>Take a gander at the video right below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146891498/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-metal-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Metal" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-01-29T15:31:00-05:00 >2016-01-29T15:32:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s9/s9rdp1sgnk1jcopl.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/metal/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Metal</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gs/gs8onm4vo7lvq7cm.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/leersweinzapfel/project/oak-laurel-halls-university-of-connecticut" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oak &amp; Laurel Halls - University of Connecticut</a> in Storrs, CT by <a href="http://archinect.com/leersweinzapfel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Leers Weinzapfel Associates</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i7/i7s80jersf69sr0x.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/9798977/1950-terrace-hillside-residence/143461800" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1950 terrace hillside residence</a> in Ventura, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/9798977/studio-dig-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Dig Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0j/0jrqqj6a7o34gh6y.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/2840623/hex-sys/141554177" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HEX-SYS</a> in Guangzhou, China by <a href="http://archinect.com/openarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OPEN Architecture</a>; Photo: Zhang Chao</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/et/etm06v5ioxshq5bo.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/851/the-culture-island/142489732" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Culture Island</a> in Middelfart, Denmark by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/851/schmidt-hammer-lassen-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">schmidt hammer lassen architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hi/hi3shglh9r78lx21.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/22604145/pleated-inflation/142435160" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pleated Inflation</a> in Argel&egrave;s, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22604145/theverymany" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">THEVERYMANY</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h3/h3fuftp9wq7eh6y5.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/72742221/ferrari-company-restaurant/72742934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ferrari Company Restaurant</a> in Maranello, Italy by MDN Marco Visconti &amp; Partners (Partner &amp; design leader: <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/72742221/giuliano-pairone" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Giuliano Pairone</a>)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1d/1dprwodlclr9mhfs.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/84381289/mutende-project-i/84382104" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mutende Project I</a> in Chingola, Zambia by <a href="http://archinect.com/orkidstudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orkidstudio</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8q/8qg0tajhc351gae4.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/138563748/residence-for-researchers-in-lyon/138563753" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Residence for researchers</a> in Lyon, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/scali" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Fran&ccedil;ois Scali</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q2/q23kyiwzmh95ipqu.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/73220058/single-thread/79900022" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Single Thread...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146887482/are-you-ready-for-some-more-football-new-renderings-of-inglewood-s-impending-stadium-revealed Are you ready for some (more) football? New renderings of Inglewood's impending stadium revealed Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-01-29T13:29:00-05:00 >2016-02-03T15:28:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/24/245e40091bc93b418300c175290c56e3.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Highlights include a detailed look at the stadium's swooping roof canopy, which was designed by HKS Architects. [...] When completed in 2019, the $2.66-billion venue will offer seating for up to 70,240 NFL fans, as well as standing-room capacity for over 100,000 people at larger events. [...] The stadium is one component of a much larger mixed-use complex that is being jointly developed by real estate firms Stockbridge Capital and Wilson Meany along with Rams owner Stan Kroenke.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Check out the video below for another look at "the&nbsp;NFL's biggest and most expensive venue, with a price tag well over $2 billion... the priciest sports venue in the nation's history" (<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145653809/nfl-football-is-officially-returning-to-los-angeles-gigantic-new-stadium-might-even-be-home-to-more-than-just-one-team" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Curbed LA</a>) &ndash; aka,&nbsp;the new home for the recently-minted Los Angeles Rams (and potentially the San Diego Chargers as well). More renderings are perusable in the gallery below. Yay?</p><p></p><p>Are you ready for some more FOOTBALL?!?!?</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134568620/organic-kale-for-posh-la-football-fans-newly-unveiled-stadium-design-sports-a-farmers-market-and-vvip-parking" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Organic kale for posh LA football fans: Newly unveiled stadium design sports a farmers' market and VVIP parking</a></li><li><a title="Bjarke Ingels shouldn't be proud to have the Washington Redskins as a client, according to critic Philip Kennicott" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146368753/bjarke-ingels-shouldn-t-be-proud-to-have-the-washington-redskins-as-a-client-according-to-critic-philip-kennicott" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels shouldn't be proud to have the Washington Redskins as a client, according to critic Philip Kennicott</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125977921/quest-for-la-football-stadium-enters-the-next-round-carson-city-council-approves-its-nfl-stadium-proposal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Quest for LA football stadium enters the next round: Carson City Council approves its NFL stadium proposal</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122582726/aeg-scraps-plans-to-bring-an-nfl-football-stadium-to-downtown-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AEG scraps plans to bring an NFL football stadium to downtown LA</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146886678/cliff-side-apartments-on-the-brink-of-collapse-following-el-ni-o-storms-in-california Cliff-side apartments on the brink of collapse following El Niño storms in California Alexander Walter 2016-01-29T13:24:00-05:00 >2016-02-03T09:01:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ha/harx7ca75lpiungq.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>California apartments with commanding views of the Pacific are now in danger of collapsing into the ocean.&nbsp; Erosion blamed on El Ni&ntilde;o rains is tearing away at the cliffs of Pacifica, just outside San Francisco. Drone footage shows how volatile the situation is, and how close to the literal edge some apartments are</p></em><br /><br /><p><img alt="" src="https://j.gifs.com/73p6p1.gif"></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146118787/to-better-predict-sea-level-rise-scientists-resort-to-crowdsourcing-and-ask-drone-owners-to-help-create-data" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">To better predict sea level rise, scientists resort to crowdsourcing and ask drone owners to help create data</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146139696/have-these-heavy-rains-alleviated-the-california-drought" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Have these heavy rains alleviated the California drought?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101791432/officials-set-fire-to-house-teetering-over-75-foot-cliff" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Officials Set Fire to House Teetering Over 75-Foot Cliff</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146827337/this-greenhouse-can-grow-legs-to-escape-flooding This greenhouse can grow legs to escape flooding Nicholas Korody 2016-01-28T18:47:00-05:00 >2016-01-31T12:20:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e1/e11b1af252a06f5fd301e29be092bbb2.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Constructed in an area which experiences frequent flooding, the Greenhouse That Grows Legs incorporates a novel approach to flood protection. The building is fabricated on a bespoke steel frame with four hydraulic legs, capable of lifting the building 800mm from the ground on command.</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to the designer, <a href="http://www.batstudio.co.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bat Studio</a>, the greenhouse stands on hydraulic legs that can lift it up in case of flooding &ndash; a common occurrence in the area.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/46/46b56adae989a30aa44c5d809084d5b1.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/49/49ae39c79ad6a0dd7db0d10753a470aa.jpg"></p><p>Built in glue-laminated timber sections, the greenhouse is meant to be both visually-pleasing and functional. The most prominent fa&ccedil;ade includes externally-expressed "glulam" columns with mirrors bonded to their sides.</p><p>"As the building becomes established and filled with plants we hope this effect will become better and better," state the architects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a9/a98940e5fe62167ee144770579d2e48b.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/78/7804f90296c937f0133f99dbf70c3567.jpg"></p><p>"The aim was to construct an experimental building exploring a novel approach to flood defence whilst not compromising the quality of the buildings design."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/05/058e2a078c09d9e56df137e434f3e5ac.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/84/84a2eb6561bde6f4023cfb5dfcbe5445.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0f/0f78eb789f4afb3cef4063e8840da376.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b9/b9f427b35d13377e229ed179e63f7be5.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146826532/artist-creates-real-life-inception-style-photography Artist creates real-life "Inception" style photography Julia Ingalls 2016-01-28T18:33:00-05:00 >2016-01-29T12:23:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/96/96f7og4o6wmgnkj3.jpg" width="514" height="455" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Turkish artist&nbsp;Ayd&#305;n B&uuml;y&uuml;kta&#351;&nbsp;has created warped, three dimensional photographic portraits of various cities, buildings, and landscapes around the world that bring to mind both the trippy dreamscapes of "Inception" and the curved future dwellings in "<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/115115397/material-witness-finale-what-apocalypse-is-made-of" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interstellar</a>." According to his <a href="https://www.facebook.com/aydinbuyuktasphotography/?fref=photo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>, the works are "inspired by Edwin Abbott's book '<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126287888/kickstart-this-archinect-s-kickstarter-picks-for-april-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flatland</a>: A Romance of Many Dimensions.'"&nbsp;Here's a sampling:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ta/ta76p0e0yjhfbhh2.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7k/7kcl9zeb6j53ww2d.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ob/obut28kx23x1dk94.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cm/cm8diwmbx0hdt9o1.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/av/av8h2c72zv84978a.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j1/j1wkk9rhpefhr9qf.jpg"></p><p>His "Parallel Universes 2" series, meanwhile, seemingly mirrors and transports its largely architectural subjects:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ru/ru0gk3z58l4f460j.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146816074/a-final-hurrah-for-l-a-s-sixth-street-viaduct A final hurrah for L.A.'s Sixth Street Viaduct Justine Testado 2016-01-28T15:13:00-05:00 >2016-01-28T15:13:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ft/ftpotnd0stw7qg4l.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Final farewells were visible all over the 6th Street Viaduct on Wednesday. Spinning tire trails were burned onto the bridge's asphalt deck; declarations of love and poetry were scribbled onto its concrete railings and incomprehensible graffiti was blasted across its high metal arches...Demolition of the crumbling bridge is scheduled to begin this week and could take up to nine months to complete, as crews cart away more than 110,000 tons of concrete.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"While I'm more aware that the closure will cause delays, believe me, it will be worth it in the long run,&rdquo;&nbsp;Mayor Garcetti tells the L.A. Times.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139050479/say-goodbye-to-the-sixth-street-viaduct-along-the-l-a-river-at-forumfest-2015-oct-25" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Say goodbye to the Sixth Street Viaduct along the L.A. River at ForumFest 2015, Oct. 25</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/59641528/hntb-maltzan-ac-martin-win-6th-street-bridge-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HNTB, Maltzan, AC Martin win 6th Street bridge competition</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146810440/top-13-floors-of-india-s-tallest-skyscraper-were-built-illegally-high-court-says Top 13 floors of India's tallest skyscraper were built illegally, High Court says Alexander Walter 2016-01-28T13:37:00-05:00 >2016-01-30T16:46:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jq/jq9uirxoiz9uqal0.jpg" width="514" height="694" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a fresh setback for India's tallest skyscraper, Palais Royale at Worli, the Bombay high court on Wednesday held that the 13 upper floors of the 56-storey building as well as a 15-storey public parking tower next to it were "completely illegal". [...] The builder also sought to claim that the tower with 900 parking spaces was in public interest. The HC disagreed, saying "but for the incentive FSI (that the developer could claim) they would not have constructed it for social service".</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>H/T&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ctbuh.org/News/GlobalTallNews/tabid/4810/language/en-US/Default.aspx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CTBUH</a>.</em></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145577538/world-s-first-slum-museum-is-coming-to-mumbai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World's first Slum Museum is coming to Mumbai</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115583325/steven-holl-architects-wins-star-studded-competition-to-design-mumbai-city-museum-north-wing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl Architects wins star-studded competition to design Mumbai City Museum North Wing</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126365016/are-india-s-cities-prepared-to-withstand-an-earthquake-like-in-nepal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Are India's cities prepared to withstand an earthquake like in Nepal?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146808832/between-a-rock-and-a-refurbished-place-inside-700-year-old-uk-luxury-rockhouse Between a rock and a refurbished place: inside 700-year old UK luxury rockhouse Julia Ingalls 2016-01-28T13:13:00-05:00 >2016-01-28T18:45:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v5/v505kpxvdyekw201.jpg" width="514" height="429" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Seven centuries ago, denizens of the&nbsp;Wyre Forest in Worcestershire carved themselves a "<a href="http://www.therockhouseretreat.co.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">rockhouse</a>" from&nbsp;Triassic sandstone. Apparently considered to be among the best of the 40 or so rockhouses currently in earthly existence (including the Kinver Edge Holy Austin Rock)&nbsp;the recently refurbished and restored dwelling is now open to visitors, and features "stylish creature comforts such as&nbsp;under floor heating, rainforest&nbsp;shower&nbsp;and clever ambient lighting for&nbsp;a nurturing and natural ambience." Here's a look inside:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ua/uajiqkgwvv0rihhp.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ww/wwkisxaxblqqrwm8.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n5/n5yhr4yasszi0m3q.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146741386/best-snow-ice-architecture-2016-edition Best snow + ice architecture, 2016 edition Julia Ingalls 2016-01-27T14:35:00-05:00 >2016-01-29T10:20:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oj/ojuzn377vsuqn19w.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In China each year, the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/378146/ice-structures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harbin Ice and Snow Festival</a> features both buildings and sculptures constructed entirely of ice and snow, which are augmented with nighttime illumination. Here are a few highlights from this year's festival:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/os/osw6udp51vwzjy3s.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1l/1l0rl7b4hju0dji9.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4u/4uw8fnip6ky90605.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mm/mmftzofe4hamrt12.jpg"></p><p>China doesn't have a lockdown on spectacular ice and snow architecture. The Pyotr Yeropkin-designed 20 meter tall by 50 meter wide Russian Ice Palace, which has been reconstructed every year since 2005 (although the design dates back to 1740) in St. Petersburg, has interior spaces with custom ice furniture:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qz/qz2vamoq0ic728b5.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/blog/article/89511849/snow-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Quebec's Hotel de Glace</a> offers a functional, if chilly, opportunity to experience ice and snow architecture. Each year, guests can stay inside one of its 44 rooms (some of which come with seemingly oxymoronic amenities, like a fireplace):</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yl/yl7vqg998f28uuj7.jpg"></p><p>Lastly, there is the SnowCastle of Kemi by the Gulf of Bothnia in Finland, which is constructed annually and features an accompanying SnowRestaurant, SnowChapel, and SnowHotel. The SnowCastle's official website is carefu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146735748/ds-r-s-berkeley-art-museum-is-a-conceptual-success DS+R's Berkeley Art Museum is a conceptual success Julia Ingalls 2016-01-27T14:07:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T05:53:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ci/ci0iywf0o8bs9eij.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Although the renderings and Twitter pics of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106441/diller-scofidio-renfro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diller Scofidio +Renfro</a>'s Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive produced a heated response on <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146585321/architecture-of-life-exhibition-marks-opening-of-ds-r-designed-new-berkeley-art-museum-next-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect</a>, evaluating the museum from a programmatic standpoint makes it appear as less of a "giant TV on the sidewalk" and more a clever fusion of needs into an elegant, if perhaps somewhat muscular, form. The museum is part art exhibition space, part film gallery/archive. DS+R have chosen not to mask these separate identities into an amorphous form, but rather to architecturally demarcate these two mediums. Viewed from the side, as in Iwan Baan's photographs above and below, this choice results in an elegant exterior wrap that offers visual intrigue with the glassed-in multipurpose space peeking out between the two halves. This asymmetrical glimpse of the interior gives the building a muscular quality, as if it is in motion.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bn/bndkkr2h7jku7sv6.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/df/df3ye0bsquekejfa.jpg"></p><p>There are perhaps inadvertent throwbacks to Renzo Piano's BCAM at <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/8506/lacma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LACMA</a> throughout the interior, not only with the ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146731731/ds-r-led-moma-redesign-scaled-back-more-details-released DS+R-led MoMA redesign scaled back, more details released Nicholas Korody 2016-01-27T13:02:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T06:33:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nr/nrgb3zr5q95coq0u.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gone is the &ldquo;Art Bay,&rdquo; with a glass garage-like door that would have allowed visitors to enter galleries straight from the street. Gone, too, is the fourth-floor &ldquo;Gray Box,&rdquo; with acoustic absorption panels through which passers-by could have peered up at performance art in progress. And there will be no new public entrance to the sculpture garden on 54th Street. The Museum of Modern Art has eliminated these polarizing elements of its sweeping redesign, museum officials said on Tuesday...</p></em><br /><br /><p>MoMA officials also released more information on the construction, slated to begin in February with total costs estimated between $390 million and $400 million.</p><p>The Diller, Scofidio + Renfro-led renovation is the second major redesign for the influential museum in recent memory. Just over ten years ago, Yoshio Taniguchi completed a major, $858 million overhaul of the facilities.</p><p>According to&nbsp;<em>the Times,&nbsp;</em>the renovation will be divided into three stages: changes to the museum's easternmost site, then renovations to the Taniguchi-designed space, and finally new construction on the former site of the American Folk Art Museum, which was <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98032091/as-demolition-of-folk-art-museum-begins-archinect-reflects-on-historical-implications" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">controversially demolished in 2014</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d4/d45j66pqf2qyqhet.jpg"></p><p>The eastern building is set to be opened up to improve flow to the main lobby, which will be significantly expanded with the bookstore and gift shop moved underground. Galleries on the third floor will be opened up forming two much larger spaces &ndash; one 5,000 sq. ft. and the other 10,000. New spaces won't have permanent walls...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146657627/what-s-new-in-dubai-shipping-a-gigantic-floating-swimming-pool-deck-over-all-the-way-from-finland What's new in Dubai: shipping a gigantic floating swimming pool deck over all the way from Finland Alexander Walter 2016-01-26T13:56:00-05:00 >2016-01-27T08:45:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3a/3ays8b689y0bo2c8.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dubai&rsquo;s iconic sail-shaped hotel, the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, is about to undergo a dramatic expansion of its footprint with the addition of a huge deck extending out over the waters of the Gulf. In what&rsquo;s being called a &ldquo;world first&rdquo; in marine design and engineering, the so-called North Deck has been manufactured at a shipyard in Finland and is now undergoing an 8,000-nautical-mile journey by ship, in six sections.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related news stories on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143590227/archinect-speaks-to-designer-of-controversial-dubai-frame-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect speaks to designer of controversial Dubai Frame project</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144962616/after-massive-dubai-skyscraper-blaze-experts-concerned-about-towers-built-before-2012-with-highly-flammable-exterior-cladding" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">After massive Dubai skyscraper blaze, experts concerned about towers built before 2012 with 'highly flammable exterior cladding'</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139829407/unchecked-climate-change-will-make-the-gulf-uninhabitable-claims-new-study" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unchecked climate change will make the Gulf uninhabitable, claims new study</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146650375/the-future-of-new-york-s-skyline The Future of New York’s Skyline Richard Meier & Partners 2016-01-26T11:44:00-05:00 >2016-01-29T11:52:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w9/w9bt2ibsswmkqsub.jpg" width="514" height="295" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The biggest names impacting New York&rsquo;s skyline come together to discuss the projects that now epitomize the city, the ever-evolving real estate market and what&rsquo;s next for New York&rsquo;s neighborhoods.</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/146585321/architecture-of-life-exhibition-marks-opening-of-ds-r-designed-new-berkeley-art-museum-next-week 'Architecture of Life' exhibition marks opening of DS+R-designed new Berkeley Art Museum next week Alexander Walter 2016-01-25T15:51:00-05:00 >2016-01-28T21:32:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fp/fpd519t1bo90cnx1.jpg" width="514" height="424" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Commissioned to convert an abandoned printing plant into a university art museum, Diller Scofidio + Renfro took inspiration from fresh fruit. The architects left the original building intact, stretching a sleek skin around it, split open at the front. The new Berkeley Art Museum will open next week with an exhibition that historically contextualizes Diller Scofidio + Renfro&rsquo;s design process, and provides a formidable storehouse of ideas for future architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8c/8c7h7khh3u0p2stv.jpg"></p><p>Recent photo of the almost completed structure on January 21. (Image via @BAMPFA on Twitter.)</p><p>Previously on Archinect:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130732430/ds-r-s-new-berkeley-art-museum-gets-opening-date" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DS+R's new Berkeley Art Museum gets opening date</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146363126/you-can-now-explore-the-guggenheim-rotunda-galleries-online-via-google-street-view You can now explore the Guggenheim rotunda galleries online via Google Street View Alexander Walter 2016-01-22T18:28:00-05:00 >2016-02-02T22:31:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cy/cyh7p3i6jjyf1k8h.jpg" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Online visitors from around the world can now explore the interior of the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright&ndash;designed Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum through Google Street View technology. Additionally, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, in collaboration with the Google Cultural Institute, has made available over 120 artworks from its collection for online viewing. [...] The Guggenheim&rsquo;s architecture presented unique challenges for Google&rsquo;s engineers and Street View team.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1l/1l3ku3vj1nwrban1.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5r/5r54my4mtydqa7o0.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yc/ycue6s3wwizi0uv7.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dv/dv8zckcnvypx73g9.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fr/fr0ktsot7iw5gk8n.jpg"></p><p>Ready to immerse yourself? Click <a href="https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/solomon-r-guggenheim-museum-interior-streetview/jAHfbv3JGM2KaQ?projectId=art-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to start your stroll down the rotunda.</p><p><em>All images courtesy of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.&nbsp;</em></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115731034/google-is-letting-you-visit-museums-around-the-world-using-street-view-and-youtube" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google is letting you visit museums around the world using Street View and Youtube</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135747100/google-street-view-captures-beautiful-public-space-transformations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google Street View captures beautiful public space transformations</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107640149/alvar-aalto-gets-a-close-look-from-google-s-cultural-institute" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alvar Aalto gets a close look from Google's Cultural Institute</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146288445/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-new-houses-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's NEW "Houses" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-01-22T13:26:00-05:00 >2016-01-22T13:53:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zu/zupj8co9ms24w0tk.jpg" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the <strong>brand new</strong> board <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/houses/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Houses</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xh/xhpfh9vbbcdiqxzg.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/imbue.design/project/pasture-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pasture Project</a> in Salt Lake City, UT by <a href="http://archinect.com/imbue.design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Imbue Design</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ae/ae1ic22eqxnhxch1.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/yyaa/project/niu-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NIU House</a> in Ikoma, Nara, Japan by <a href="http://archinect.com/yyaa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yoshihiro Yamamoto</a>; Photo: Yohei Sasakura / SASANOKURASHA</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mu/muw1ii5ww5oa2inq.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/43037457/island-complex/74200934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Island Complex</a> in Paihia, New Zealand by <a href="http://archinect.com/bossleyarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bossley Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1e/1egkizj0nsf2swq7.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/88131415/arc-house/88137859" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arc House</a> in East Hampton, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/mbarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Maziar Behrooz Architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zj/zjrza5bkpyl7ygyz.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/22588/one-family-house-in-vallvidrera-barcelona-by-ylab-arquitectos-barcelona/83115806" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House</a> in Vallvidrera, Barcelona, Spain by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22588/ylab-arquitectos-barcelona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YLAB Arquitectos Barcelona</a>; Photo: Marcela Grassi</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ql/qlelguzhe041ncfe.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/77847420/box-house-by-1-1-arquitetura-design/83226662" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Box House</a> in Bras&iacute;lia, Brazil by <a href="http://archinect.com/umaum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1:1 arquitetura:design</a>; Photo: Edgard Cesar</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mm/mmwzjmp94vferylz.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/rzlbd/project/shaft-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shaft House</a> in Toronto, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/rzlbd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">rzlbd</a>; Photo: borXu Design</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/90/908hkutfi0hmvuqe.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/bdphoto/project/little-tesseract-house-by-steven-holl-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Little Tesseract House</a> in Upstate, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1405/steven-holl-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl Architects</a> (Photo: <a href="http://archinect.com/bdphoto" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bilyana Dimitrova</a>)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gi/giwzs8gdcjrjgrdo.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/103124358/casa-infinita/115977345" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Casa Infinita</a> in Babahoyo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146273961/stop-the-unpermitted-demolition-roche-dinkeloo-s-shiny-un-plaza-hotel-lobby-might-be-remodeled "Stop the unpermitted demolition": Roche Dinkeloo's shiny UN Plaza Hotel lobby might be remodeled Justine Testado 2016-01-21T14:35:00-05:00 >2016-01-24T21:59:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4b/4bzsdlziw0yq068c.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The more period commentary on these spaces you read...the more you see the hotel's owners are falling into the very trap the interiors were engineered to escape: banality, anywhere-ness, the flimsiness of changing fashion...Are the current going to rip out the mirror and replace it with barn wood and mason jars? Just wait. Stop the unpermitted demolition. Landmark this interior and, in doing so, remind people of its undated and undateable wonder.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Alexandra Lange writes about the&nbsp;Ambassador Grill &amp; Lounge and Hotel Lobby at the United Nations Plaza Hotel (now known as ONE UN New York), which is currently planned for reconstruction and where illegal exploratory demolition has reportedly begun. The remodeling plan has sparked outcry from advocates, who recently filed a Request for Evaluation with the Landmarks Preservation Commission to grant landmark status to the iconic Roche Dinkeloo-designed interior.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145195457/another-bittersweet-look-at-hotel-okura-s-legacy-as-redesign-is-underway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Another bittersweet look at Hotel Okura's legacy, as redesign is underway</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145579946/brutalism-s-struggle-to-stay-relevant-a-few-more-buildings-we-lost-in-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brutalism's struggle to stay relevant: a few more buildings we lost in 2015</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143530079/following-warehouse-explosion-three-new-high-rises-in-tianjin-planned-for-demolition-amid-anti-corruption-campaign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Following warehouse explosion, three new high-rises in Tianjin planned for demolition amid anti-corruption campaign</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141449075/carry-out-world-s-first-taco-bell-is-being-rescued-from-demolition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carry out: world's first Taco Bell is being rescued from demolition</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146269123/take-a-look-at-rafael-vi-oly-s-new-circular-bridge-in-uruguay Take a look at Rafael Viñoly's new circular bridge in Uruguay Alexander Walter 2016-01-21T13:13:00-05:00 >2016-01-28T14:59:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ba/barbqxwar9inh94u.jpg" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Why build a straightforward bridge for an unremarkable sum when the same bridge could be built as a circle for vast amounts of money? A new bridge spanning (or circumnavigating) Laguna Garz&oacute;n, a coastal lagoon in southeastern Uruguay, poses just that question. [...] At a glance, it&rsquo;s the sort of ridiculousness that you might expect of a bridge in London. In fact, there&rsquo;s a perfectly good functional explanation for it.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"The concept of the Puente Laguna Garz&oacute;n was to transform a traditional vehicular crossing into an event that reduces the speed of the cars, to provide an opportunity to enjoy panoramic views of an amazing landscape and at the same time create a pedestrian place in the center," the architect explained the unusual bridge concept.</p><p>Other Vi&ntilde;oly-related news stories on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137414997/new-rafael-vi-oly-skyscraper-will-be-tallest-in-chicago-s-south-loop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly skyscraper will be tallest in Chicago's South Loop</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135722115/walkie-talkie-tower-wins-carbuncle-cup-for-uk-s-worst-building-of-the-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Walkie Talkie Tower wins Carbuncle Cup for UK's worst building of the year</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128473885/a-trashcan-inspired-the-design-of-rafael-vi-oly-s-432-park-avenue" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Trashcan Inspired the Design of Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly&rsquo;s 432 Park Avenue</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146268318/seattle-builds-village-for-the-homeless Seattle builds village for the homeless Julia Ingalls 2016-01-21T12:54:00-05:00 >2016-01-25T13:59:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zl/zlh7cda15ftoxwm6.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, volunteers put the finishing touches on small houses with the kind of basic amenities you don't see in Seattle homeless camps. "The difference is you have electricity and a lock on the door," said Steve Tucker, a member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, which is hosting what organizers are calling Seattle's first tiny house village.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Seattle joins several other pioneering cities and states across the U.S. that have chosen to provide housing for the chronically homeless. These programs have shown that the housing actually saves governments money and eventually reduces the overall rate of transient recidivism. Here's a sampling of our coverage:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135208771/archinect-s-comparison-of-transient-oriented-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's comparison of transient-oriented architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113424294/d-c-breaks-ground-on-housing-for-homeless-vets" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">D.C. Breaks Ground on Housing for Homeless Vets</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/61243996/garages-to-provide-pop-up-housing-for-homeless-people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Garages to provide 'pop-up' housing for homeless people</a></li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ur/urtpswdfmr21e5w0.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146194308/destruction-of-iraq-s-oldest-christian-monastery-by-isis-militants-went-unreported-for-16-months Destruction of Iraq’s oldest Christian monastery by ISIS militants went unreported for 16 months Alexander Walter 2016-01-20T17:01:00-05:00 >2016-01-20T14:03:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8c/8cg64cjx168dm3kj.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Iraq&rsquo;s earliest Christian monastery has been destroyed by Isil extremists. [...] This seems to have occurred in September 2014, three months after the site on the southern outskirts of Mosul was seized by Isil forces. [...] If the near-total destruction of Mar Elia is confirmed, 16 months after the event, it is worrying that it went unreported, since it suggests that other Christian sites may have also been destroyed without publicity.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143512405/fear-grows-over-isis-threat-against-unesco-world-heritage-site-in-libya" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fear grows over ISIS threat against Unesco World Heritage site in Libya</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138261747/isis-militants-have-reportedly-blown-up-palmyra-s-arch-of-triumph" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ISIS militants have reportedly blown up Palmyra's Arch of Triumph</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135031859/isis-blows-up-2-000-year-old-baalshamin-temple-in-palmyra" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ISIS blows up 2,000-year-old Baalshamin temple in Palmyra</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134645642/isis-beheads-leading-archaeologist-in-palmyra" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ISIS beheads leading archaeologist in Palmyra</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146200749/adjaye-shop-and-sn-hetta-emerge-as-finalists-in-syracuse-university-s-national-veterans-resource-complex-competition Adjaye, SHoP and Snøhetta emerge as finalists in Syracuse University's National Veterans Resource Complex competition Alexander Walter 2016-01-20T15:36:00-05:00 >2016-01-20T18:49:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x6/x6qy3ynsa2rxo5yk.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Syracuse University is one step closer to selecting a world-class partner to conceptualize, design, and construct the new National Veterans Resource Complex (NVRC). The NVRC Selection Committee, made up of faculty, staff, students, and design professionals, recently reviewed the qualifications of 28 of the world&rsquo;s foremost architecture firms. [...] has selected three finalists to advance to the final round of the competition. The finalists are: Adjaye Associates; SHoP; and Snohetta.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"Notably, each of these firms is among the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143898306/these-are-the-seven-finalists-in-the-obama-presidential-center-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">seven finalists</a> currently vying for the opportunity to design the Obama Presidential Library in Chicago," the school's announcement goes on to say.</p><p>More Syracuse Architecture news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/124988136/deans-list-michael-speaks-of-syracuse-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deans List: Michael Speaks of Syracuse Architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143604710/two-syracuse-architecture-faculty-members-think-glocal-as-school-launches-new-design-energy-futures-ms-concentration" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Two Syracuse Architecture Faculty Members Think "Glocal" as School Launches New Design | Energy | Futures MS Concentration</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132584053/syracuse-university-student-and-faculty-work-a-review-of-trans-inter-ference" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Syracuse University student and faculty work: a review of Trans(inter)ference</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136186990/get-lectured-syracuse-fall-15" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Get Lectured: Syracuse, Fall '15</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146153336/editor-s-picks-440 Editor's Picks #440 Nam Henderson 2016-01-20T12:07:00-05:00 >2016-01-20T13:36:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x4/x49wlwexbwa5dt7p.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1970535/will-galloway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway</a>&nbsp;profiles <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/145190627/making-space-and-a-business-one-thread-at-a-time" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the work of Samira Boon</a> who in in recent years "<em>has turned to an interesting series of <a href="http://www.samiraboon.com/category/work/research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">research-led design projects</a> focusing on making 3D fabrics</em>"&nbsp;and immersed&nbsp;herself "<em>in research on structural textiles</em>".&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/po/po5vge2913szi0xz.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;rounded up the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/145673128/aravena-s-pritzker-a-critical-round-up" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Critical Reaction to the news of Aravena's 2016 Pritzker</a>.&nbsp;His closing line "<em>it remains important to avoid disciplinary self-satisfaction and inflated self-importance, particularly when we still consider a bronze medal conferred by an international hospitality conglomerate as among the highest achievements possible.</em>"&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/VirgilioRico" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Virgilio Rico</a>&nbsp;believes&nbsp;"<em>We will never end homelessness but we can provide housing solutions that procure not only dignity but that also fulfill the spiritual needs of the people, and Aravena does that. Maybe for many that's not enough to be deserving of the Pritzker Price, but his awarding definitely sends a political message to everyone in the industry; we should care about things other than the aesthetic and...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146115559/port-authority-officially-confirms-march-opening-date-for-wtc-transportation-hub-oculus Port Authority officially confirms March opening date for WTC Transportation Hub Oculus Alexander Walter 2016-01-19T13:21:00-05:00 >2016-01-26T10:58:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w0/w0tii4qoe0il5uha.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sure, the news was all but confirmed, but today the Port Authority made it official: The transit org announced that the World Trade Center Transportation Hub&mdash;anchored by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava's Oculus&mdash;will officially open in "the first week of March," per a press release. [...] What that actually means for commuters: There will finally be a link between the World Trade Center PATH station and 11 NYC subway lines, along with the East River ferries.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read the Port Authority's announcement in full <a href="http://www.panynj.gov/wtcprogress/press_releasesItem.cfm?headLine_id=2353" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>The&nbsp;WTC Transportation Hub previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141212275/leaking-water-delays-opening-of-world-trade-center-transit-hub-s-luxury-shopping-mall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Leaking water delays opening of World Trade Center Transit Hub's luxury shopping mall</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132336245/massive-spine-skylight-in-calatrava-s-wtc-oculus-nears-completion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Massive 'spine' skylight in Calatrava's WTC Oculus nears completion</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122737225/nymag-talks-to-santiago-calatrava-about-his-wtc-station-budget-reputation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYMag talks to Santiago Calatrava about his WTC Station, budget, reputation</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115115396/how-cost-of-train-station-at-world-trade-center-swelled-to-4-billion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Cost of Train Station at World Trade Center Swelled to $4 Billion</a></li></ul>