Archinect - News 2014-08-23T03:41:00-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/107191001/arshihara-applying-the-ishihara-test-to-architecture-s-most-iconic-buildings ARSHIHARA: Applying the Ishihara Test to architecture's most iconic buildings Alexander Walter 2014-08-22T19:45:00-04:00 >2014-08-22T20:25:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m8/m8ci7r1gvrgurl36.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Here's a fun visual exercise to drift off into the weekend with: <a href="http://cargocollective.com/what" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yannick Martin</a>, a French architect and graphic designer now based in Colombia, has shared with us his latest project, <em>ARSHIHARA</em>&nbsp;&mdash; like much of Martin's &oelig;uvre, an investigative play with forms, language, architecture and cubes.</p><p>This is how he describes it: "The idea was to create minimal graphics that could represent the best some of the most famous building, and to illustrate them using the formal and colorful test of Dr Shinobu Ishihara, test that he made to recognize colorblind people."</p><p>Keep scrolling and try to guess the buildings before reading the hint...</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1e/1eqg9yirysei7q20.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bh/bhfsqfjddz89qs0l.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4r/4rync6qgrcfplfd4.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fc/fccbkhn3us8yoq8i.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qy/qykzvqdc9l4idbav.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bl/bl7hez6ypa4n4foi.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fc/fc5p1lq1vs6wp776.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m1/m1knx5h47jvoa47t.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hb/hb6ulrp604evyawa.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sy/sy7tcz3xwvxtuwxe.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5q/5q97wn2bicbiy1yt.jpg"></p><p><em>All images courtesy of Yannick Martin</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107188591/hollywood-target-building-shut-down-during-construction-due-to-established-height-limits Hollywood Target building shut down during construction due to established height limits Nicholas Korody 2014-08-22T19:09:00-04:00 >2014-08-22T20:15:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mu/muvfh5uk0dig5qpc.jpg" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A judge has called for retail giant Target Corp. to stop work on a partly built shopping center in Hollywood, handing a stinging setback to a project championed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Superior Court Judge Richard L. Fruin Jr. sided with two community groups who said in separate lawsuits that the City Council should not have allowed Target to build a 74-foot-tall structure in a location where such projects cannot exceed 35 feet.</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/107172505/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-minimalism-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Minimalism" Pinterest Board Archinect 2014-08-22T14:11:00-04:00 >2014-08-22T14:18:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fd/fd5atm3qiwk1m5xl.jpg" width="514" height="341" 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 brand new board, <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/minimalism/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Minimalism</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ag/agjy8eew7ftfb2am.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/i29ia/project/office-04-tribal-ddb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">office 04 / Tribal DDB</a> in Amsterdam, the Netherlands by <a href="http://archinect.com/i29ia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">i29 interior architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ed/ed544krhyy7j2i7p.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/18182032/hamptons-modern/106432052" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hamptons Modern</a> in Bridgehampton, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/4259383/cetra-ruddy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cetra/Ruddy</a> (Interior Designer / Project Manager: <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/18182032/jessica-de-kler" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jessica De Kler</a>)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lz/lznz0uwcnzb87ysj.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/104784449/office-house-luna/104865674" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Office + House Luna</a> in Buenos Aires, Argentina by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/104784449/hitzig-militello-arquitectos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hitzig Militello arquitectos</a>; Photo: Federico Kulekdjian</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kh/khvnur5rn2fnc9p6.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/68182948/university-extension/99637581" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University Extension</a> in Aix-en-Provence, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/68182948/dfa-dietmar-feichtinger-architectes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DFA | Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eu/euhf9zug4a5yl55n.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/79523288/5-6-house/102862618" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5/6 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/514x/xp/xpmgjh75zieun2di.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/39353/edf-archives-center/9174600" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EDF Archives Center</a> in Bure, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39353/lan-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LAN Architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fo/foxobjrwxe3ebzgb.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/13826520/palo-alto-residence/103796384" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Residence</a> in Palo Alto, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/ccsarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CCS ARCHITECTURE</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qv/qvac2rpbwphfy63o.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/38193635/middlesex-lounge/106636786" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Middlesex Lounge</a> in Cambridge, MA by <a href="http://archinect.com/mergearchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Merge Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dv/dvfvrxij7z98pcnm.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/91342039/vancouver/106993311" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vancouver</a> ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107170089/the-demolition-of-5-pointz-has-begun The Demolition of 5 Pointz Has Begun Alexander Walter 2014-08-22T12:48:00-04:00 >2014-08-22T15:56:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f5/f5175f031ae94c4f7a3b3852f7df5b52.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>5 Pointz, New York City&rsquo;s &ldquo;graffiti mecca,&rdquo; is being demolished right now. This morning, a backhoe began tearing into the building that has served as a legal spot for aerosol artists for over two decades. In 2011, the property owner announced that he will be developing the site and transforming it into a massive residential condo complex.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/360147/5-pointz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107126750/a-passion-for-color-and-taxonomy A passion for color and taxonomy Nam Henderson 2014-08-22T01:03:00-04:00 >2014-08-22T10:00:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vf/vfrayav3awn7isjo.jpg" width="514" height="574" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The two were commissioned, along with other artists including Chris Burden and Cindy Sherman, to create site-specific works dealing with Charleston&rsquo;s history...The pair ended up painting the outside of an old house in colors approved by the city&rsquo;s Board of Architectural Review &mdash; but in a camouflage pattern, which was hardly what the preservationists had in mind.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Back in July, Frank Rose reviewed&nbsp;a "<em>poignant</em>" exhibition at<a href="https://www.perrotin.com/exhibition-kate_ericson_-and-_mel_ziegler-2594.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&nbsp;Galerie Perrotin&nbsp;</a>on Madison,&nbsp;of the work Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler. For those interested in learning more, there is exactly one more day to visit, as the <a href="https://www.perrotin.com/exhibition-kate_ericson_-and-_mel_ziegler-2594.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">exhibit</a> runs through August 22 - 2014.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107113105/architects-can-now-be-held-liable-for-building-defects-rules-california-supreme-court Architects can now be held liable for building defects, rules California Supreme Court Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-21T19:23:00-04:00 >2014-08-22T10:05:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ym/ym3f8w2z7l1yrekm.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>California&rsquo;s Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that the principal architects for a condominium project may be sued directly by a condominium homeowners association for design defects.&nbsp;[...] The decision held that even though, on most projects, the developer has the final say on design choices, the architect can&rsquo;t escape liability to the end user.&nbsp;This decision is likely to give homeowners associations another target in defect cases.</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/107097802/istanbul-s-illegal-towers-to-be-demolished-after-landmark-court-ruling Istanbul's 'illegal' towers to be demolished after landmark court ruling Alexander Walter 2014-08-21T14:19:00-04:00 >2014-08-21T14:22:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5f/5f33df22e114df804a8e92c64292c28b.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Turkish Council of State has ordered three luxury apartment blocks to be bulldozed amid widespread outrage. But will it have any impact on the country&rsquo;s unstoppable, and often unlawful, construction boom?</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/107096998/lego-house-in-billund-denmark-begins-construction-by-laying-giant-lego-brick-shaped-foundation-stones Lego House in Billund, Denmark, begins construction by laying giant Lego brick–shaped foundation stones Alexander Walter 2014-08-21T14:11:00-04:00 >2014-08-22T09:58:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ex/ex2fasg2b3w9ifb7.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This week the first six oversize Lego bricks were laid for the foundation of the Lego House in Billund, Denmark, the Lego Group&rsquo;s hometown. Designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, the architecture of the Lego House is based on&mdash;what else but?&mdash;the iconic shape of the Lego brick.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/74640870/design-for-lego-house-designed-by-big-unveiled-today" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design for LEGO House, designed by BIG, unveiled today</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107094585/great-mistakes-in-english-medieval-architecture Great Mistakes in English Medieval architecture Archinect 2014-08-21T13:17:00-04:00 >2014-08-21T19:51:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sk/skxzgbe4q16bx17g.jpg" width="514" height="774" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One of the great things about medieval art and architecture is that people just went in and did things. They didn&rsquo;t build models and scale them up, building great cathedrals and abbeys was a learning process as much as anything else. This means many of these apparently perfect aspirations to the Heavenly Jerusalem have some often quite comical mistakes, corrections and bodge-jobs that once you see, you can&rsquo;t unnotice.</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/106961208/editor-s-picks-381 Editor's Picks #381 Nam Henderson 2014-08-19T20:36:00-04:00 >2014-08-19T20:37:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5l/5lff5ykdnxgxtpnj.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;penned,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/106114990/shitting-architecture-the-dirty-practice-of-waste-removal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shitting Architecture: the dirty practice of waste removal</a>.&nbsp;Therein drawing lessons; from Slavoj Zizek on the toilet and <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Morton" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Timothy Morton</a> (of Object-Oriented Ontology [OOO]) on sustainability as the preservation of the status quo, he argues that "<em>Under the weight of the ecological crisis, the world has been flattened. There is no exit</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d0/d0fcle6sz9qdc5cu.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;In response, <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;offered up an image of the sublimely absurd, "<em>I am always baffled by big houses that are marketed with +5.5 bathrooms (very common in wealthy neighborhoods) and so on. And of course these host extremely hi end living styles. It is kind of funny to think all these people do all day is shit and shit and shit everywhere in the house</em>".</p><p><br>For the latest edition of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Working out of the Box</a>: Archinect featured <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/106023362/working-out-of-the-box-francis-tsai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Francis Tsai, of </a><a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Francis-Tsai-Illustration-and-Concept-Design/367692304491?ref_type=bookmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Francis Tsai Illustration and Concept Design</a>,&nbsp;who received a Master's degree in 1993 from <a href="http://archinect.com/utsoa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Texas in Austin</a>.</p><p><strong>Xenaxis</strong>&nbsp;"<em>worked with Francis Tsai at Rockstar games and he was one of t...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106959605/melbourne-named-world-s-most-liveable-city-for-fourth-consecutive-year Melbourne named world’s most liveable city for fourth consecutive year Alexander Walter 2014-08-19T19:10:00-04:00 >2014-08-19T20:37:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5o/5oma1fcgjzmghae6.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) claims its annual Liveability Survey could be used to "assign a hardship allowance as part of expatriate relocation packages," among other things. But that needn't apply to those in Melbourne, which for the fourth year running has been declared the best city in the world to live. The Australian culture hub was buoyed by superlative healthcare, infrastructure and education as well as a murder rate of 3.1 per 100,000 people, half the global average of 6.2.</p></em><br /><br /><p>While three Canadian cities made the ranking's top 10 (again), U.S. cities keep failing to score high.</p><p>The world's top cities for liveability are:</p><p>1. Melbourne, Australia</p><p>2. Vienna, Austria</p><p>3. Vancouver, Canada</p><p>4. Toronto, Canada</p><p>=5. Adelaide, Australia</p><p>=5. Calgary, Canada</p><p>7. Sydney, Australia</p><p>8. Helsinki, Finland</p><p>9. Perth, Australia</p><p>10. Auckland, New Zealand</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106945920/mausoleum-of-augustus-stands-derelict-on-anniversary-of-emperor-s-death Mausoleum of Augustus stands derelict on anniversary of emperor's death Alexander Walter 2014-08-19T14:54:00-04:00 >2014-08-19T14:58:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/29/29c30857ef892dff7a67b73018c0daec.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Built in 28BC as a suitably glorious tomb for Augustus and his relatives, with pink granite obelisks, golden urns and a bronze statue of the emperor on top, it has suffered innumerable indignities ever since the sack of Rome. Now, fenced off and often used as a dumping site for litter, and even as an unofficial public lavatory, it goes almost unnoticed by the diners who crowd into the restaurants of the square around it.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97027499/saudi-royal-family-could-pay-for-restoration-of-roman-monuments" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Saudi royal family could pay for restoration of Roman monuments</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106941872/moscow-puts-iconic-shukhov-tower-on-protected-landmark-list Moscow Puts Iconic Shukhov Tower on Protected Landmark List Alexander Walter 2014-08-19T13:33:00-04:00 >2014-08-19T13:34:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/08/083cb7916c376a75f39ea4e987380a63.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Moscow City Hall has formally prohibited the moving or reassembly of a Soviet architectural landmark that has been under threat of demolition blamed by conservationists on real estate developers. [...] The radio tower's materials, architectural composition, structural elements and location all fall under the conservation order by City Hall's heritage department, published by Consultant.ru judicial database. This puts an end to earlier proposals to move or dismantle and rebuild the tower.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102859401/muscovites-are-voting-by-smartphone-on-whether-to-demolish-a-beloved-modernist-landmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Muscovites are voting by smartphone on whether to demolish a beloved modernist landmark</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95870906/architects-try-to-save-a-tower-in-moscow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects Try to Save a Tower in Moscow</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/106880788/a-second-chance-for-a-new-st-petersburg-pier A second chance for a new St. Petersburg Pier Justine Testado 2014-08-18T19:34:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T19:48:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1v/1vj3z42bdvomorrt.jpg" width="514" height="437" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The City of St. Petersburg is up for attempt #2 in selecting a new architect to redesign the historic St. Petersburg Pier after the first proposal, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/35170798/michael-maltzan-s-the-lens-wins-st-petersburg-pier-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The Lens"</a>,&nbsp; was <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/36804974/the-lens-draws-sharp-comments-at-town-hall-meeting" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">met with controversy</a> and never built -- even after <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/62323326/michael-maltzan-sinks-underwater-reef-garden-idea-for-revised-st-petersburg-pier-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">revisions</a> were made.</p><p>In hopes that a new iconic Pier can be built this time around, the City recently set up a two-stage Request for Qualifications where balancing community input will be key. Once the September 5 deadline passes, each Statement of Qualification will be reviewed by the seven-member Selection Committee who will shortlist up to eight teams to be invited to Stage II. Shortlisted teams will each receive a $30,000 stipend and 10 weeks to submit a complete initial design concept.</p><p>After a technical review to analyze the concept's feasibility and budget, the committee will select the finalists, whose concepts will be presented to both the committee and the general public. The public will then have the chance to vote in a public survey. The committee will take resu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106870326/how-spain-s-guerrilla-architect-is-building-new-hope-out-of-financial-crisis How Spain’s ‘guerrilla architect’ is building new hope out of financial crisis Alexander Walter 2014-08-18T15:25:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T15:26:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1b/1b45f8a28d1ac35f3a4eeabb4b361484.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As the state has withdrawn, Santiago Cirugeda has stepped in to turn abandoned sites in Seville and other Spanish cities into dramatic art spaces that are inspiring a new breed of architect</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/106869519/madrid-s-museo-reina-sof-a-plans-another-expansion Madrid's Museo Reina Sofía plans another expansion Alexander Walter 2014-08-18T15:13:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T15:14:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6d/6duxs498lj2euje7.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The director of the Museo Reina Sof&iacute;a, Manuel Borja-Villel, has just announced that Madrid&rsquo;s main Modern and contemporary art museum will expand its permanent exhibition space by a total of 3,000 sq. m by the end of 2015. In an interview with EFE news agency, Borja-Villel said the project will &ldquo;finally&rdquo; join the Francisco Sabatini-designed building, which fully opened as an art museum in 1992, with the extension by Jean Nouvel, completed in 2005.</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/106869516/easy-on-the-environment-but-not-necessarily-neighbors-eyes Easy on the Environment, but Not Necessarily Neighbors’ Eyes Alexander Walter 2014-08-18T15:03:00-04:00 >2014-08-19T10:41:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/39/3948c5a56d12c77c7ba5e82e4210eea6.jpg" width="427" height="641" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When Thomas Paino, an architect, decided to remodel a rowhouse he had bought in Long Island City, Queens, his ambitions were nothing short of trying to save the world &mdash; at least so far as a two-family home could contribute to the cause. [...] And he came up with a daring design in the hopes that neighbors, passers-by, perhaps even the world would take notice. He succeeded beyond all expectations.</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/106866305/architecture-review-all-that-s-missing-from-shiny-sleek-citycenterdc-is-cityheartdc Architecture Review: All that’s missing from shiny, sleek CityCenterDC is CityHeartDC Alexander Walter 2014-08-18T14:14:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T14:18:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/78/7874e50120117f64d61fa182b849849f.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Minimalism does smell a little foul these days, ever more commercial, devoted to luxury rather than simplicity, a fantasy of the globalized everywhere. It is the design ethos of a world in which you bounce around a grid of generic places, which all feel familiar because they all have the same stores, the same brands and the same basic design. If you want to look at how this fantasy manifests itself architecturally, visit CityCenterDC [...].</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/106865498/gehry-s-paris-coup Gehry’s Paris Coup Alexander Walter 2014-08-18T13:57:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T19:20:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/42/42916d91fbdf68203ebec879a73bbdcd.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Despite its echoes of Paris&rsquo;s architectural past, Frank Gehry&rsquo;s latest museum project&mdash;the Fondation Louis Vuitton, opening this fall in the Bois de Boulogne&mdash;is like nothing the city has seen before: muscular and delicate, utilitarian and fantastic, a marriage of cultural ambition and private enterprise. Paul Goldberger looks at the genesis of LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault&rsquo;s partnership with Gehry, and the triumphant result.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102640738/gehry-designed-fondation-louis-vuitton-to-open-this-october" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry-designed Fondation Louis Vuitton to open this October</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106658484/why-artists-want-to-preserve-church-tied-to-l-a-s-chicano-movement Why artists want to preserve church tied to L.A.'s Chicano movement Justine Testado 2014-08-18T13:47:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T13:49:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ag/agi2dqa357amkxgf.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Certainly, it's a minor miracle that Epiphany wasn't gutted at some point in its long life to make way for late 20th-century design nightmares such as drop ceilings and wood paneling. But more significantly the church represents an interesting period in Southern California history.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Church of the Epiphany was an iconic meeting spot for activist groups throughout the 20th century -- including Cesar Chavez, who gave talks there -- and continues to be a valuable community space today. After a 2011 art auction to preserve the aging church, a second benefit auction is currently being held by an Angeleno arts group in support of the Epiphany Conservation Trust until August 23 to raise more funds for additional restoration needs. Restoration will be done by L.A. architecture firm Escher GuneWardena.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106499498/weekly-news-round-up-for-august-11-2014-monumental-politics-smart-homes-and-gsapp-s-new-dean Weekly News Round-Up for August 11, 2014: Monumental politics, smart homes and GSAPP's new dean Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-18T12:53:00-04:00 >2014-08-20T02:00:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gf/gfty4bt05v45oeby.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Friday, August 15</strong></p><ul><li><p><a title="Farewell to the Old Okura" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106634364/farewell-to-the-old-okura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Farewell to the Old Okura</a>: The famous Hotel Okura, built in the 1960s in a distinctive fusion of modern and traditional Japanese styles, is closing in response to prohibitive earthquake retrofits and larger, newer hotels in the area.</p></li><li><p><a title="Samsung Acquires SmartThings, A Fast-Growing Home Automation Startup" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106628737/samsung-acquires-smartthings-a-fast-growing-home-automation-startup" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Samsung Acquires SmartThings, A Fast-Growing Home Automation Startup</a>: SmartThings, an aggregator for all "smart" internet-connected devices in the home, cost Samsung an estimated $200 million &mdash;chump change in comparison to Google's $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest.</p></li></ul><p><strong>Thursday, August 14</strong></p><ul><li><a title="One ridesharing app to rule them all: Ridescout moves into the competitive world of rideshare" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106553263/one-ridesharing-app-to-rule-them-all-ridescout-moves-into-the-competitive-world-of-rideshare" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One ridesharing app to rule them all: Ridescout moves into the competitive world of rideshare</a>: Ridescout aggregates hundreds of ridesharing services to compare trips, and will now include "carpool" options that can help users share trips. The announcement comes after last week's news that Uber and Lyft are now both offering carpooling services.</li><li><a title="Revisiting the American Folk Art Museum controversy, through comics" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106554065/revisiting-the-american-folk-art-museum-controversy-through-comics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Revisiting the American Folk Art Museum controversy, through comics</a>: A thoughtful and diplomatic look at AFAM's histo...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/106649647/flying-robots-monitoring-failing-infrastructure Flying Robots Monitoring Failing Infrastructure Nicholas Korody 2014-08-15T19:19:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T19:20:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9p/9p2spnsz2cp9cnny.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As a report from the Obama administration warns that one in four bridges in the United States needs significant repair or cannot handle automobile traffic, engineers are employing wireless sensors and flying robots that could have the potential to help authorities monitor the condition of bridges in real time.</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/106640000/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-architect-sure-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Architect Sure!" Pinterest Board Archinect 2014-08-15T18:02:00-04:00 >2014-08-17T09:12:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v0/v0ti565m0n0o6ddg.jpg" width="514" height="750" 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://pinterest.com/archinect/architect-sure/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Architect Sure!</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ey/eyr3zb4uu0gpr4fq.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/58406650/sigmax-headquarters/106551655" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sigmax, headquarters</a> in Enschede, the Netherlands by <a href="http://archinect.com/paulderuiter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul de Ruiter Architects</a>; Photo: Pieter Kers, Daria Scagliola, Toon Grobet</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sn/snklabj3gjg4pvny.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/41111455/green-village/106291448" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Green Village</a> in Bali, Indonesia by <a href="http://archinect.com/ibuku" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ibuku</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o2/o2yp2txh7qhc19u7.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/44647672/mintz-residence/105470757" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mintz Residence</a> in Cleveland, OH by <a href="http://archinect.com/robertmaschkearchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Maschke Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/74/74w1cz4eq4k3a8fh.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/InscapePublico/project/haiti-housing-prototype" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Haiti Housing Prototype</a> in Port-au-Prince, Haiti by <a href="http://archinect.com/InscapePublico" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inscape Publico</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7m/7md1t6f4omln67y0.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/104784449/ph-el-salvador/104852783" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PH el salvador</a> in Buenos Aires, Argentina by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/104784449/hitzig-militello-arquitectos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hitzig Militello arquitectos</a>; Photo: Esteban Lobo (Mastepix)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aw/awwheqqe2zmagrl8.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/68135240/edgewater-residence/104575746" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Edgewater Residence</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/formationassociation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Formation Association</a>; Photo: Josh White</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oz/ozh7ehp8zkx6a66h.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/60983411/daniels-lane/106488259" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daniels Lane</a> in Sagaponack, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/martinarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Martin Architects PC</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r9/r9gakaoukursarx1.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/architecturepatrickmauger/project/saint-corneille-library" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Saint Corneille Library</a> in Compi&egrave;gne, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/architecturepatrickmauger" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Patrick Ma...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106634364/farewell-to-the-old-okura Farewell to the Old Okura Alexander Walter 2014-08-15T13:54:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T12:58:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5e/5ev1d2zsxkczcy67.jpg" width="514" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>News of the planned destruction of the Hotel Okura building in Tokyo to make way for a larger 38-story glass tower has brought cries of protest in Japan and elsewhere in the world. Monocle, the wide-ranging global magazine, has started a petition to save the old Okura on behalf of &ldquo;all lovers of modern Japanese architecture.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Monocle's <a href="http://savetheokura.com/" target="_blank">savetheokura.com</a> petition website is still up, but it seems that the fate of Ol' Okura has been sealed.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106628737/samsung-acquires-smartthings-a-fast-growing-home-automation-startup Samsung Acquires SmartThings, A Fast-Growing Home Automation Startup Archinect 2014-08-15T12:07:00-04:00 >2014-08-15T12:12:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/az/az089khkokx33ain.jpg" width="514" height="302" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Samsung is making a big push into being the center of the smart home today with its acquisition of SmartThings, which allows people to sync up their connected gadgets onto a single smartphone app and hardware hub.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Looks like Samsung is trying to catch up with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100942009/apple-s-homekit-turns-the-iphone-into-a-remote-for-your-smart-home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple's upcoming HomeKit</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106578975/the-leaf-awards-2014-shortlist The LEAF Awards 2014 shortlist Justine Testado 2014-08-14T20:48:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T21:08:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wi/wiw7ybot69mfe8ml.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The LEAF Awards are back with a new shortlist. The annual awards highlight projects that are perceived as setting the standard for the international architecture and design community in various categories. Category winners and an overall winner will be announced during the LEAF Awards 2014 at the Swiss&ocirc;tel, D&uuml;sseldorf/Neuss in Germany on October 10.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a few of this year's shortlisters.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e2/e236wfjakzbjch32.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m7/m7nhgtb4t8bcodao.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ja/jaob7rpzaq41fhaj.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qq/qqsnaxtqd0x6ygos.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n4/n4no926b8fakhlg7.jpg"></p><p>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_leaf_awards_2014_shortlist/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106558889/why-a-bike-city-why-not-a-mix-of-biking-and-transit Why a bike city? Why not a mix of biking and transit? Archinect 2014-08-14T14:20:00-04:00 >2014-08-14T14:38:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/91/91745990de229b8d7c72a420d8c185aa.jpg" width="514" height="314" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I see nothing wrong with replacing the hegemony of cars with the hegemony I am proposing, of bikes. Those who need buses would be no worse off than they are now. But a problem would come if a city like Amsterdam had a bike modal share of 90 percent, as could achieved if end-of-trip strategies were built into all buildings to eliminate the problem of bike theft, and if shelter removed the inequity of cycling being the one mode remaining where people get wet.</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/106554065/revisiting-the-american-folk-art-museum-controversy-through-comics Revisiting the American Folk Art Museum controversy, through comics Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-14T13:01:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T20:30:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4z/4zl35r26mr1rsj38.jpg" width="514" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Artist and animator Sam Grinberg revisits the fight over the future of the American Folk Art Museum.</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/106499499/editor-s-picks-380 Editor's Picks #380 Nam Henderson 2014-08-13T20:11:00-04:00 >2014-08-16T08:52:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6a/6ax21xbfp5zqazft.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the latest edition of <strong>Student Works: </strong><a href="http://archinect.com/justine.testado" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Justine Testado</a>&nbsp;spoke with project architect, Duncan Baker-Brown, about T<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">he Waste House</a>,&nbsp;designed/built by faculty and students from the Faculty of Arts and <a href="http://www.ccb.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">City College Brighton &amp; Hove</a>.</p><p><strong>&nbsp;Olaf Design Ninja_</strong> &nbsp;did some quick math "<em>The numbers tell quite the story...an average of 8 people per work week day for the 15 month project duration. Compared to an equivalent wood frame house in the US that could be an entire subdivision. This should tell you how far industry has to go to do the right thing</em>".</p><p>Plus, elementary school librarian, <a href="http://ilovechildrensbooks.wordpress.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jennette Neville</a>, shared her <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/103117101/never-too-young-15-librarian-recommended-architecture-books-for-young-children" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">top 15 recommendations of architecture books for young children</a>.</p><p><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p>The NYT published a letter <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105778959/invitation-to-a-dialogue-less-ego-in-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">To the Editor: Less Ego in Architects</a>&nbsp;by Peggy Deamer, a partner in Deamer Architects and professor at the Yale School of Architecture. Editors saw an opportunity to start a Sunday Dialogue,&nbsp;and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106324363/the-starchitect-image" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a week later published responses and a rejoinders</a>.&nbsp;<strong>davvid</strong> had a thought "<em>Architecture firms are alrea...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106492273/the-life-and-death-of-an-impossible-city The Life and Death of an Impossible City Alexander Walter 2014-08-13T17:38:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T21:06:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5m/5mnebptn48w3yxh1.jpg" width="514" height="369" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>City of Darkness Revisited is a photo book and cultural history of Kowloon Walled City, a largely ungoverned, densely populated enclave within Hong Kong.[...] It was like nothing else in Hong Kong: a mass of interconnected 12- and 14-story buildings forming a single huge structure, its facade glowing from the light of hundreds of apartments and shops. Clearly there was no administrative oversight. It was too dense, too ad-hoc, too unrestrained. All this was clear before even entering the place.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A recent&nbsp;<a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1060791749/city-of-darkness-revisited" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter campaign</a> helped photographers Greg Girard and Ian Lambot fund and complete the new edition of their book, <a href="http://cityofdarkness.co.uk/category/the_book/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>City of Darkness Revisited</em></a>, about life in Hong Kong's legendary <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/440610/kowloon-walled-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kowloon Walled City</a>.</p>