Archinect - News 2017-03-29T03:33:26-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150000022/chicago-s-willis-tower-to-get-20-million-expansion-of-the-hair-raising-skydeck Chicago's Willis Tower to get $20 million expansion of the hair-raising Skydeck Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-03-28T19:04:00-04:00 >2017-03-28T19:04:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/44/44u2ahndh0v5jk12.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Not for the faint of heart, the Blackstone Group is planning on expanding the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/8290674/willis-tower-suspends-visitors-above-chicago" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skydeck</a>, the popular observatory on the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower, according to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.chicagobusiness.com/realestate/20170321/CRED03/170329962" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Chicago Business</em></a>. The skyscraper, still commonly referred to as the Sears Tower, was the tallest building in the world for nearly 25 years before being overbuilt by the Petronas Towers. The new owners acquired the space in 2015 for $1.3 billion, the highest price every paid for a US property outside of New York City, and are <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149991375/chicago-s-willis-tower-is-about-to-get-a-500m-facelift" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">considering ways to further develop the property</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>In 2009, the building then held by London-based insurance broker Willis Group, added retractable glass balconies. This panic-inducing attraction extends approximately 4 feet out into the sky, allowing those who dare the ability to stand 1,353 feet in the sky from a glass box referred to as The Ledge. Building on this popular attraction, the fresh proprietors of the tower are considering a $20 million expansion. With&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149373378/the-west-coast-s-tallest-tower-is-getting-a-glass-bottomed-slide-on-its-69th-floor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">glass-bottomed attractions</a> popping u...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149999940/visiting-philip-johnson-s-other-glass-house-in-midtown-manhattan Visiting Philip Johnson's other glass house in midtown Manhattan Julia Ingalls 2017-03-28T14:16:00-04:00 >2017-03-28T14:16:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/77/77jxdg51b8jjqvjb.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Walk through the towering door now, and Midtown falls away. The transition is not abrupt; a visitor is met first with a bank of wooden cupboards, easing newcomers off the street and into the vastness of the house itself. Then, space. The main room provides an unimpeded vista through 100 feet of natural-lit openness, a glass wall, a courtyard and pond, and a small separate structure beyond. The effect &mdash; of muted light, of air, of cleanness &mdash; is moving.</p></em><br /><br /><p></p><p>Fresh from her daily column at&nbsp;<a href="http://Walk%20through%20the%20towering%20door%20now,%20and%20Midtown%20falls%20away.%20The%20transition%20is%20not%20abrupt;%20a%20visitor%20is%20met%20first%20with%20a%20bank%20of%20wooden%20cupboards,%20easing%20newcomers%20off%20the%20street%20and%20into%20the%20vastness%20of%20the%20house%20itself.%20Then,%20space.%20The%20main%20room%20provides%20an%20unimpeded%20vista%20through%20100%20feet%20of%20natural-lit%20openness,%20a%20glass%20wall,%20a%20courtyard%20and%20pond,%20and%20a%20small%20separate%20structure%20beyond.%20The%20effect%20%E2%80%94%20of%20muted%20light,%20of%20air,%20of%20cleanness%20%E2%80%94%20is%20moving." rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Paris Review</a>, Sadie Stein visits a Philip Johnson-designed apartment/artistic showcase in midtown Manhattan known as the "Rockfeller Guest House."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zj/zj9qdetms8bntkj0.jpg"></p><p>Combining a rich historical narrative with some evocatively observed design, this piece is, as befits its author, a delightful and engaging read (and the photos aren't bad, either).</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149999924/seven-big-name-architecture-teams-to-compete-for-ross-pavilion-in-edinburgh Seven big-name architecture teams to compete for Ross Pavilion in Edinburgh Justine Testado 2017-03-28T13:58:00-04:00 >2017-03-28T14:11:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nk/nkgqfmz6tcoslttu.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Over&nbsp;125 competitive teams &mdash; made up of some 400 individual firms &mdash; representing 22 countries vied for&nbsp;a&nbsp;chance to design the &pound;25 million Ross Pavilion, in <a href="http://competitions.malcolmreading.co.uk/rosspavilion/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the latest initiative</a>&nbsp;to rejuvenate&nbsp;the culturally significant Ross Bandstand and West Princes Street Gardens&nbsp;in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland.&nbsp;Today, the&nbsp;Ross Development Trust in collaboration with the City of Edinburgh Council and Malcolm Reading Consultants jointly&nbsp;announced the&nbsp;seven finalist teams who will submit design concepts for the site.</p><p>Following &ldquo;an intense and demanding process&rdquo; according to Jury Chair Norman Springford, here are the big-name architects who will lead their teams in phase two:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mj/mjqh1zmysu01w4za.jpg"><br><em>The Ross Bandstand (south). Photo &copy; Malcolm Reading Consultants / David Springford.</em></p><ul><li><strong>Adjaye Associates (UK)&nbsp;</strong>with Morgan McDonnell, BuroHappold, Turley, JLL, Arup, Plan A Consultants, Charcoalblue and Sandy Brown Associates</li><li><strong>BIG Bjarke Ingels Group (Denmark)</strong>&nbsp;with jmarchitects, GROSS. MAX., WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Alan Baxter As...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149999932/1970s-frank-lloyd-wright-fallingwater-lookalike-asks-3-5m-in-greenwich-ct 1970s Frank Lloyd Wright Fallingwater lookalike asks $3.5M in Greenwich, CT Dana Schulz 2017-03-28T13:28:00-04:00 >2017-03-28T13:29:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g7/g71a16mlypk3zko9.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This remarkable custom-built, privately commissioned modern house with its cantilevered design, walls of windows, hand-cut Tennessee limestone walls, rock gardens and rooftop terraces can actually be yours, right now, for $3.5 million.</p></em><br /><br /><p>It's safe to say local architect&nbsp;Dimitri Bulazel was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic Fallingwater house when designing this Greenwich, Connecticut home in the 1970s.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dy/dyn6g3pnb54kfeam.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g5/g5ilmni4a8cit4bk.jpg"></p><p>Like Wright's 1935 architectural masterpiece, it has a cantilevered design set in the woods and incorporates aspects of the outdoors throughout the interior. &nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149999733/world-trade-center-performing-arts-center-may-be-delayed-again World Trade Center Performing Arts Center may be delayed again Dana Schulz 2017-03-27T19:23:00-04:00 >2017-03-27T19:23:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sq/sq2d3c6se0gvbndr.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After 9/11, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development gave $3 billion in grants to the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. to redevelop lower Manhattan. A portion of what remains is the $100 million that was to go towards the Performing Arts Center, but those involved in the project worry that disputes between LMDC and the Port Authority, who controls the land on which the Center will be built, are giving the impression that the work to revitalize the area is complete.</p></em><br /><br /><p>After nearly 13 years of delays, the&nbsp;Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center (PACWTC) is facing yet another setback due to&nbsp;unresolved issues between the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and the Port Authority, which could ultimately cost the $243 million project, more than $100 million in federal funding.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149999708/first-theater-to-be-built-outside-of-copenhagen-in-over-a-century-opens-in-denmark First theater to be built outside of Copenhagen in over a century opens in Denmark Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-03-27T15:03:00-04:00 >2017-03-27T15:03:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vx/vxjw6blip41g8wet.jpg" width="650" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>One of the oldest towns in Denmark, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hj%C3%B8rring" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hj&oslash;rring</a>, has just received a brand <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/86832130/schmidt-hammer-lassen-to-design-vendsyssel-theater-and-experience-center-in-hj-rring-denmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">new theater</a>&nbsp;- the first to be built outside the Danish capital, Copenhagen, in over a century. Designed by the democratic architecture practice <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/851/schmidt-hammer-lassen-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects</a>, the 4,200 m2 cultural facility hosts a Music hall, Black Box, Rehearsal hall and 430-seat flexible hall including an &ldquo;in-the-round&rdquo; theater. As a multifunctional complex, the building also houses offices, a spacious lobby area, a caf&eacute; and backstage area with workshop and dressing rooms. The small town with a population of 25,000 has been growing in recent years and the architects are hoping the new Vendsyssel Theater will become a dynamo for the entire region&rsquo;s cultural life. &nbsp;This wish is already shaping up to be true as the theater premiered to an entirely sold out season.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zy/zy7y9uunq421rc4o.jpg"></p><p><strong>From the architects: </strong></p><p><em>The building appears as a composition of cubic blocks. The warm rusty red corten steel facades correspond with its surroundings during the day, ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149999686/city-of-london-s-one-poultry-to-become-design-led-creative-office City of London’s One Poultry to become design-led creative office Abigail Banfield 2017-03-27T13:43:00-04:00 >2017-03-27T13:44:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wt/wty3pg1qcwjib4ps.jpg" width="650" height="449" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Development manager General Projects, along with architects BuckleyGrayYeoman, have been commissioned to re-establish the building as a Grade A HQ office and retail building, thoughtfully designed around the evolving needs of today&rsquo;s creative sector businesses, whilst celebrating and reconstituting the building&rsquo;s original splendour as a masterpiece of modern British architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>One Poultry, </em>completed almost two decades ago in 1998, is both an iconic and striking building, located above Bank underground station in the heart of the City, with neighbours including the Royal Exchange and the Bank of England. Recently awarded Grade II* listing, <em>One Poultry</em>, with its characteristic, colourful material usage and prominent positioning, is truly a landmark building. Recent <a href="http://bustler.net/events/9087/mies-van-der-rohe-james-stirling-circling-the-square" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">exhibitions</a>, books, and talks have focused on the history of this project; of the start of the site, and the turbulent unbuilt plans of the previous Mies van der Rohe design.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/la/la04kxz3lf0xwcak.jpg"></p><p>BuckleyGrayYeoman's scheme,&nbsp;which will deliver 110,000sqft of inspirational Grade A offices, will maintain the solid, inspirational, postmodernist style with commissioned artwork, generous facilities, and &lsquo;gallery-style volumes&rsquo; including ceilings soaring to almost four metres.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6g/6gjz28ouih1l7w1v.jpg"></p><p>The surrounding area is soon to reflect the City&rsquo;s &lsquo;vibrant future&rsquo; too, with a new hotel from the Soho House Group and the Foster + Partners design fo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149999675/check-out-these-new-renderings-of-the-herzog-de-meuron-designed-1111-lincoln-residences-in-miami Check out these new renderings of the Herzog & de Meuron-designed 1111 Lincoln Residences in Miami Nicholas Korody 2017-03-27T12:45:00-04:00 >2017-03-28T19:40:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cu/cuo0ama4zr6q84b3.jpg" width="650" height="423" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/577/herzog-de-meuron" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron</a>, in collaboration with Robert Wennett, have designed a new, &ldquo;smart&rdquo; luxury residential complex in Miami Beach at 1111 Lincoln Residences. As seen in a new batch of almost-disturbingly hyperreal renderings, the residences are built around leafy, Raymond Jungles-designed courtyards with honed stoned floorings.</p><p>At a price tag of $3.8M, the 2,155 square foot, three-bedroom homes have 1,550 square feet of exterior space. Alongside the residential units, the project will include 100,000 square feet of office space, a multi-level parking garage and an event space.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b5/b5312a5owuf3igfs.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xv/xvlby9qq1dla6uef.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e1/e1jh2s0xada00rtu.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f8/f8e4gp39cppva6j5.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/oc/ocjio5xe2v9hykzh.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149999673/riba-north-to-be-a-place-for-everyone-to-discover-more-about-architecture-with-exhibitions-talks-and-tours RIBA North to be "a place for everyone to discover more about architecture with exhibitions, talks and tours" Nicholas Korody 2017-03-27T12:30:00-04:00 >2017-03-28T19:33:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2m/2mfd4wgof5udajhw.jpg" width="650" height="445" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced that they will open a new national center for architecture&mdash;RIBA North&mdash;this June on the Liverpool Waterfront. Designed by Broadway Malyan, the center &ldquo;will be a place for everyone to discover more about architecture with exhibitions, talks and tours as well as a caf&eacute; and shop.&rdquo;</p><p>The &ldquo;heart&rdquo; of RIBA North will be the City Gallery, which will house exhibitions and information on the city of Liverpool&mdash;its history and present. The space will also include exhibitions on city development more broadly, such as the Digital City Model, an interactive 3D model of Liverpool and its environs.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/aj/ajfch9e5jsov9bo3.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/87/87aedjdc8cs79vke.jpg"></p><p>RIBA North will also host &ldquo;a bold program&rdquo; of temporary exhibitions, as well as the historic RIBA Collections, which amount to the UK&rsquo;s &ldquo;richest resource&rdquo; of drawings, photographs and prints dating from the 15th c.</p><p>The center will open with the exhibition &lsquo;Liverpool(e): Mover, Shaker, Architectural Risk-Taker&rdquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dk/dkkxtmnqeqdextah.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8v/8vrrtyb26cyk49ch.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vz/vzscdh5asmuuxc0s.jpg"></p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/149999552/5-key-drivers-of-the-healthy-building-movement 5 key drivers of the healthy building movement Nam Henderson 2017-03-26T20:20:00-04:00 >2017-03-26T20:20:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/w2/w2ziopwrbsrt8403.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The wide-ranging efforts include improving indoor air quality and even increasing activity levels of building occupants. Allen and colleagues at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have defined nine foundations for healthier buildings, such as better water quality, reducing noise, regulating temperature, and maximizing light.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As part of the <a href="http://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/urban-expeditions/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Urban Expeditions</em></a><em>&nbsp;</em>series,<em>&nbsp;</em>Brian Howard explored some of the latest trends in green design, which go far beyond energy and water efficiency to issues of public health/wellness.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149999373/stefan-al-on-why-the-shopping-mall-isn-t-dying Stefan Al on why the shopping mall isn't dying Justine Testado 2017-03-24T19:41:00-04:00 >2017-03-27T22:27:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vp/vp6x10do0dnb2k2b.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>...it is not the mall that is declining, but suburbia. The mall, meanwhile, is becoming urban. In fact, a new breed of shopping centre is integrating so seamlessly into its urban surroundings that it can be difficult to draw any line between city and mall whatsoever. On both sides of the Pacific, the mall is not &ldquo;dead&rdquo;. It has simply transformed...[but] &ldquo;While the idea of the shopping mall becoming &lsquo;urban&rsquo; has a certain appeal, the net effect is to turn the city into a shopping mall.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Stefan Al, author of <em>Mall City: Hong Kong's Dreamworlds of Consumption</em>, writes about how shopping malls&nbsp;in places such as New York, Melbourne, and Hong Kong&nbsp;are&nbsp;increasingly blending into the cities themselves &mdash; transforming into &ldquo;a new breed of shopping centre&rdquo;, Al writes.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149999311/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-stairs-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Stairs" Pinterest Board Archinect 2017-03-24T14:55:00-04:00 >2017-03-27T07:53:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f6/f6je6woshoehz0pp.jpg" width="650" height="487" 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/stairs/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Stairs</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/75/75acv5ft46gcz1tx.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/shift/project/matryoshka-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Matryoshka House</a> in Rotterdam, Netherlands by <a href="http://archinect.com/shift" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shift architecture urbanism</a>; Photo: NoortjeKnulst</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s6/s6rai7top23nyh53.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/149993092/modern-mews/149993122" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Modern Mews</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/149993092/coffey-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Coffey Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6g/6gvw7mm7y61zykah.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/WhiteArkitekterCopenhagen/project/faerder-high-school" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Faerder High School</a> in T&oslash;nsberg, Norway by <a href="http://archinect.com/WhiteArkitekterCopenhagen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">White Arkitekter A/S</a>; Photo: &Aring;ke E:son Lindman</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sl/slgl5dtup2vyey3n.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/kirkwoodmccarthy/project/winkley-workshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winkley Workshop</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/kirkwoodmccarthy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kirkwood McCarthy</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xh/xhbilzdsaxvr7zts.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/149987323/no-49-lewisham/149991330" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">No. 49, Lewisham</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/149987323/31-44" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">31/44</a>; Photo: Anna Stathaki</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/va/valzvdaxd4rcwj7e.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/auarchitects/project/chiswick-house-london-w4" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chiswick House</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/auarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Au Architects</a>; Photo: David Butler Photography</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7b/7b5sn3r5mii6dvmr.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/benedettiarchitects/project/brunner-showroom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brunner Showroom</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/benedettiarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Benedetti Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i3/i306sw6fqyinnd0v.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/steinberg/project/stanford-university-gsb-highland-hall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stanford University, GSB Highland Hall</a> in Stanford, CA by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/steinberg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steinberg</a> and Legorreta</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2s/2sc9smoh1d21pv06.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/14602171/the-garden-house/149996497" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Garden House</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/14602171/de-matos-ryan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">De Matos Ryan</a>; Photo: Hufto...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149999274/check-out-the-massive-new-car-elevators-inside-the-porsche-design-tower-in-miami Check out the massive new car elevators inside the Porsche Design Tower in Miami Nicholas Korody 2017-03-24T12:28:00-04:00 >2017-03-26T23:22:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yf/yfzyfdm6278ekd0s.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;What does [the Porsche] brand have to do with real estate?&rdquo; It&rsquo;s a good question, poised by the Miami developer Gil Dezer, who helped create the brand-new, 60-story, Sieger Suarez Architects-designed&nbsp;Porsche Design Tower in Sunny Isles Beach, Miami.</p><p>Their answer? An elevator for cars. You know, for &ldquo;car lovers and people who enjoy having their car next to them in their apartments&rdquo;.</p><p></p><p>Not surprisingly, this demographic is also defined by their access to at least $5 million, the starting price for one of the tower&rsquo;s 132 condos. The crowning jewel, a $32 million penthouse apartment, comes with a &ldquo;car gallery&rdquo; for seven of your eleven automobiles.</p><p>Driven by three high-tech hydraulic lifts, the elevators weight 30,000 lbs. and carry up to 8,000 lbs. Cars zoom up the black-glazed tower at 800 feet a minute.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/aventura/article139036283.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">h/t Miami Herald</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149999137/daniel-libeskind-to-design-spiraling-garden-tower-and-new-east-thiers-station-in-france Daniel Libeskind to design spiraling garden tower and new East Thiers Station in France Justine Testado 2017-03-23T18:36:00-04:00 >2017-03-27T12:14:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ph/ph7xuyfr9hv3zsvx.jpg" width="650" height="464" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's a double-win for <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1493/studio-daniel-libeskind" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Daniel Libeskind</a>, who was recently selected to design two mixed-use projects in France: the Occitanie Tower in Toulouse and the East Thiers Train Station in Nice. The projects unveil a new development strategy for both cities that was set forth by commercial real estate firm&nbsp;Compagnie de Phalsbourg.</p><p>As Toulouse's first skyscraper, the Occitanie Tower will take over the former site of the Gare Matabiau postal sorting center in the city's evolving business district.&nbsp;The &ldquo;curvaceous&rdquo; tower will be a 150-meter-tall glass structure wrapped in a spiraling &ldquo;ribbon&rdquo; of vertical gardens (designed by landscape architect Nicolas Gilsoul) that will start from street level up to the 40th floor &mdash; a reference to the Canal du Midi that winds through the city, according to the architects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i4/i4kvuivdy8aldkpm.jpg"><br><em>Occitanie Tower, Toulouse.&nbsp;Rendering by MORPH.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qf/qffpwwof8a6rnel7.jpg"><br><em>Occitanie Tower, Toulouse. Rendering by LUXIGON.</em></p><p>The scheme includes 11,000 square meters of office space, a Hilton hotel, 120 apartment units...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149999145/il-lumen-ating-a-conversation-with-jenny-sabin-winner-of-2017-s-moma-ps1-yap Il[LUMEN]ating; A conversation with Jenny Sabin, winner of 2017’s MoMA PS1 YAP Archinect 2017-03-23T16:26:00-04:00 >2017-03-28T08:01:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ne/nehr5z931a3dlhra.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In this week's episode, we talk to Jenny Sabin&mdash;<a href="http://www.jennysabin.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architect, artist</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://sabinlab.aap.cornell.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">researcher</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://aap.cornell.edu/people/jenny-sabin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">educator</a>, and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149992863/jenny-e-sabin-is-the-winner-of-moma-ps1-s-2017-young-architects-program" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">winner</a>&nbsp;of the 2017 Young Architect's Program at MoMA PS1.</p><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149999111/if-you-can-t-stand-the-heat-get-an-outdoor-kitchen-homeowners-are-says-aia If you can't stand the heat, get an outdoor kitchen (homeowners are, says AIA) Julia Ingalls 2017-03-23T13:02:00-04:00 >2017-03-23T13:06:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ot/otcsw5au4f2ez1er.jpg" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Over the past century, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149961338/if-you-can-t-stand-the-domesticity-get-out-of-the-kitchen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">kitchens have gone from being a back room to the center of many homes</a>. Now, according to a <a href="http://info.aia.org/AIArchitect/2017/0324/aia-interactive/index.html#!" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">new study released by the AIA</a>, many homeowners are requesting outdoor kitchens, creating an uptick in work for residential architects.&nbsp;&ldquo;Homeowners continue to find new ways to add value to their homes by creating more functional space, which is apparent in the rise in popularity of outdoor kitchens,&rdquo; said AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, PhD, Hon. AIA. &ldquo;Kitchens have become a hub for the home, now homeowners want to bring some of that activity to their outside space.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149999095/gimme-customizable-shelter-pop-up-modular-homeless-housing-project-tailor-made-for-each-community Gimme (customizable) shelter: pop-up modular homeless housing project tailor-made for each community Julia Ingalls 2017-03-23T12:44:00-04:00 >2017-03-24T12:18:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y5/y59d7jjt1oaq5fze.jpg" width="650" height="479" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Assembled from containers placed within a scaffolding net, WE Architecture's Jagtevj 69 aims to create alluring public space while simultaneously providing temporary housing for the homeless.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/df/dfkbi7s77vb5odhl.gif"></p><p>The proposal stresses that it's a temporary solution; by creating a variety of different spaces for different activities, the project ultimately provides an opportunity for social networking for both the community and the homeless population in "urban gardens and semi-public activities." These activity-specific spaces, which include workshops, yoga studios, and offices, form each modular unit, making it easy to swap out or add different functions as needed.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/80/80zo1uos91ppcwex.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/73/73mu8ss6dd23p8v6.gif"></p><p>Currently envisioned for a site in Copenhagen, the proposal is designed to be disassembled and then reassembled in different locations, making it a kind of traveling social aid that is also custom tailored to the needs of its particular community.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149999090/a-tower-that-arcs-high-above-new-york A tower that arcs high above New York Nicholas Korody 2017-03-23T12:09:00-04:00 >2017-03-24T15:34:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ih/ihrqhijx0seoq8x4.jpg" width="650" height="877" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;What if our buildings were long instead of tall?&rdquo; ask oiio studio, authors of a new, speculative project titled &ldquo;The Big Bend&rdquo;. Their design, which seems to riff on Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly&rsquo;s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/260627/432-park-avenue" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">432 Park Avenue</a>&nbsp;Condominium tower, features a horseshoe shaped tower that arcs high in the air, framing Central Park. The project seems hyperbolic, but in their description the architect seem to think there&rsquo;s meat to the idea.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n3/n3g3hrcu9gdkwl4j.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d8/d8pfj6v8rpe8thx8.jpg"></p><p><strong>From the architects:</strong></p><p><em>There is an undeniable obsession that resides in Manhattan. It is undeniable because it is made to be seen. There are many different ways that can make a building stand out, but in order to do so the building has to literary stand out.</em></p><p><em>We have become familiar with building height measurements. We usually learn about the latest tallest building and we are always impressed by its price per square foot. It seems that a property&rsquo;s height operates as a license for it to be expensive.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vh/vhpnnacn8a0eri4d.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xw/xw56rqtcjb87nfrs.jpg"></p><p><em>New York city&rsquo;s zoning laws have created a peculiar set of tricks trough which develope...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149998972/four-world-trade-center-nmaahc-samsung-americas-hq-among-2017-ideas-winners-for-steel-construction Four World Trade Center, NMAAHC, Samsung Americas HQ among 2017 IDEAS² winners for steel construction Justine Testado 2017-03-22T20:59:00-04:00 >2017-03-22T20:59:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q0/q0tqu67mwqhxhflp.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's already that time of year when the American Institute of Steel Construction reveals the latest winning projects of their Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards...Out of nearly 100 submissions from firms across the country, 13 winners received National and Merit Awards. The judging panel evaluated each submission's use of structural steel through multiple architectural and structural engineering elements.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Some of this year's winning projects are:</p><p><strong>Presidential Award of Excellence in Engineering</strong>: Four World Trade Center, New York.<br>Submitted by: Leslie E. Robertson Associates, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q9/q917vzzpwqaep445.jpg"><br><em>Photo credit: Fadi Asmar.</em></p><p><strong>National Award</strong>: Samsung Americas Headquarters (Device Solutions), San Jose, Calif.<br>Submitted by: Arup, Los Angeles</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yj/yj9q85m6z6lm96di.jpg"><br><em>Photo credit: Tim Griffith</em></p><p><strong>National Award:</strong> National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, D.C.&nbsp;<br>Submitted by: Clark/Smoot/Russell A Joint Venture, Bethesda, Md.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q0/q0tqu67mwqhxhflp.jpg"><br><em>Photo credit: Smithsonian Institution - Michael Barnes.</em></p><p><strong>Merit Award</strong>:&nbsp;Fulton Center, New York.&nbsp;<br>Submitted by: Arup, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/az/az3bi85ic0104bog.jpg"><br><em>Photo credit: James Ewing Photography.</em></p><p><strong>Merit Award</strong>: Nippert Stadium West Pavilion, Cincinnati, Ohio.<br>Submitted by: THP Limited, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j2/j244kfow63d7keqb.jpg"><br><em>Photo credit: Bittermann Photography.</em></p><p>Check out the rest of the winners <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5532/thirteen-buildings-win-in-2017-ideas-steel-frame-building-design-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149998360/studio-fuksas-designs-the-new-rome-eur-convention-centre-the-largest-building-built-in-rome-in-over-50-years Studio Fuksas designs the New Rome/EUR Convention Centre, the largest building built in Rome in over 50 years Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-03-21T12:19:00-04:00 >2017-03-21T13:15:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qe/qej0jvdyfe20pxdn.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>EUR, a business district in Rome developed in the 1930&rsquo;s under the dictatorship of Benito Mussolini, is filled with the heroic modernism, otherwise known as Rationalism, of the Fascist era. Now the area will host a new building designed to echo the stark geometry of its context.&nbsp;The &euro;239 million New Rome/EUR Convention Centre, which is designed by Studio Fuksas, is the largest building built in the Eternal City in over 50 years, and is expected to bring in &euro;300-400 million per year to the city.</p><p>Within the main, large rectangular structure, &ldquo;The Cloud&rdquo; comprises an organic shape that will contain an auditorium. Adjacent to the main space is &ldquo;The Blade&rdquo;, a tall tower housing a new hotel.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/eq/eq7sf4te7zeyg3vj.jpg"></p><p><strong>From the architects:</strong></p><p><em>Located south of the city&rsquo;s core, in the business district of EUR, the complex follows the simple orthogonal lines of the surrounding 1930s rationalist architecture.&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>The spaces surrounding the centre will serve as two public squares. Integral to the new complex and the neighbourhood,...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149998406/bernardo-fort-brescia-laurinda-spear-philippe-starck-and-marcel-wanders-transform-the-urban-landscape-of-quito Bernardo Fort-Brescia, Laurinda Spear, Philippe Starck and Marcel Wanders transform the urban landscape of Quito trama 2017-03-20T18:19:00-04:00 >2017-03-20T18:19:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vl/vlfuz7hqa9dqlmrq.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designers Philippe Starck and Marcel Wanders, and architects Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear (Arquitectonica), along with the ecuadorian architect Tommy Schwarzkopf from Uribe &amp; Schwarzkopf are responsible for this transforming moment in the ecuadorian architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Quito, the capital of Ecuador and the first Cultural Heritage of Humanity, is in the process of renewing its urban and architectural image. Four architectural projects designed by important international studios, which are being built simultaneously, contribute decisively in this process, while others are in the design process.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7a/7axyhkixmwu249qa.jpg"><br><em>Oh Residencias, Bernardo Fort-Brescia, Laurinda Spear, Arquitectonica and Marcel Wanders, Tommy Schwarzkopf, Uribe &amp; Schwarzkopf, Quito, Ecuador</em></p><p>Designers Philippe Starck and Marcel Wanders, and architects Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear (Arquitectonica), along with the ecuadorian architect Tommy Schwarzkopf from Uribe &amp; Schwarzkopf are responsible for this transforming moment in the ecuadorian architecture.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e7/e7i0li5o39zpyh2r.jpg"><br><em>YOO CUMBAYA / Bernardo Fort-Brescia, Laurinda Spear, Philippe Starck , Tommy Schwarzkopf, Uribe &amp; Schwarzkopf, Quito, Ecuador</em></p><p>The construction of a new transportation system; the subway and the exit of the airport from the heart of the city, have mad...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149997978/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-metal-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Metal" Pinterest Board Archinect 2017-03-17T15:34:00-04:00 >2017-03-17T15:34:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kd/kdt9s3e3a3lskb8r.jpg" width="650" height="433" 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/2j/2jy967isaptc1d4s.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/shift/project/matryoshka-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Matryoshka House</a> in Rotterdam, Netherlands by <a href="http://archinect.com/shift" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shift architecture urbanism</a>; Photo: NoortjeKnulst</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3z/3zd1sojx94lwtijz.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/archimania/project/woodard-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woodard Residence</a> in Memphis, TN by <a href="http://archinect.com/archimania" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">archimania</a>; Photo: Hank Mardukas Photography</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j5/j5wbey9ebprd0wuz.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/baranstudio/project/willow-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Willow Houses</a> in Oakland, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/baranstudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Baran Studio Architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nl/nlqllfcbt42f7m2o.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/WhiteArkitekterCopenhagen/project/faerder-high-school" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Faerder High School</a> in T&oslash;nsberg, Norway by <a href="http://archinect.com/WhiteArkitekterCopenhagen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">White Arkitekter A/S</a>; Photo: &Aring;ke E:son Lindman</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lr/lriv6qv07ydbn3lh.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/2507/georges-freche-school-of-hotel-management-montpellier-france/149958626" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Georges-Freche School of Hotel Management</a> in Montpellier, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/2507/studio-fuksas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Fuksas</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6y/6yqh0cw009cac1kz.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/kirkwoodmccarthy/project/pages-lane" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pages Lane</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/kirkwoodmccarthy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kirkwood McCarthy</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ko/kolrjyuzag0pn9sw.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/33961/chengdu-skycourt/149996125" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chengdu Skycourt</a> in Chengdu, China by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/33961/h-weler-yoon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">H&ouml;weler + Yoon</a>; Photo: Yihuai Hu</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rb/rbmnev0ok6ku7ypq.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/neriandhu/project/sulwhasoo-flagship-store" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sulwhasoo Flagship Store</a> in Seoul, South Korea by <a href="http://archinect.com/neriandhu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neri&amp;Hu Design and Research Office</a>; Photo: Pedro Peg...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149997795/sadar-vuga-declare-humor-is-a-rare-quality-in-architecture-in-a-new-documentary-on-the-influential-slovenian-firm Sadar + Vuga declare, "Humor is a rare quality in architecture" in a new documentary on the influential Slovenian firm Julia Ingalls 2017-03-16T18:32:00-04:00 >2017-03-16T18:36:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jg/jgbs1duc5icwqi2f.jpg" width="650" height="450" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Rejecting self-serious notions in favor of playful, experimental, and bold architecture, Slovenian architects <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/27772/sadar-vuga-arhitekti" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sadar + Vuga</a> have made a name themselves in the twenty-one years since they founded their practice.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/95/9555ctow0l467mrd.jpg"><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/88985961/sadar-vuga-s-air-traffic-control-center-atcc-in-slovenia-continues-to-gain-recognition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Sadar+Vuga&rsquo;s Air Traffic Control Center (ATCC) in Slovenia</em></a></p><p>One of the few firms to openly state that their work is "intentionally imperfect and awkward, robust, and ambiguous," Sadar + Vuga's work is now profiled in a documentary entitled "Sadar + Vuga XX." Watch the trailer below.&nbsp;</p><p><em>From the architects...</em></p><p>Focus of Sadar+Vuga XX documentary by director Damjan Kozole is the design process behind one of the most influential Slovenian architectural studios of the new generation, Sadar+Vuga.</p><p>The documentary Sadar+Vuga XX explores the production and communication of the Slovenian architectural firm Sadar+Vuga established by Jurij Sadar and Bo&scaron;tjan Vuga in Ljubljana in 1996. Individual reflections and talks with Slovenian and foreign architects, architectural critics and policy-makers, co...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149997786/nothing-constant-but-change-in-the-open-workshop-s-malleable-monuments Nothing constant but change in The Open Workshop's "Malleable Monuments" Julia Ingalls 2017-03-16T17:33:00-04:00 >2017-03-17T11:23:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/da/da1761ao2epdeedy.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With a stated goal of "reconciling and choreographing how the human and environmental subject and their individual, transforming, ephemeral, and often contradictory characteristics continuously recompose a permanent work," The Open Workshop's <em>Malleable Monuments</em> exhibition is a tour of three years worth of work by the Toronto/San Francisco-based collective.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fy/fyleii78xhw70uw6.jpg"><br><em>Photo by&nbsp;Abraham Chan</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8z/8zcbriw34qjj7qs3.jpg"><br><em>Photo by&nbsp;Abraham Chan</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i9/i9wroltppz67422r.jpg"><br><em>Photo by&nbsp;Abraham Chan</em></p><p>With projects including consulting on the redesign of Bruce Mau's office and accolades like the&nbsp;Architectural League of New York Young Architects Prize and the Emerging Leaders Award from Design Intelligence, The Open Workshop is building a solid reputation while delving into the ephemeral. With taxonomic drawings divided into four categories (Frameworks, Living Archives, Articulated Surfaces, and&nbsp;Rewiring States), the exhibition also investigates its constantly evolving territory through two large installations.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kd/kdnu5bpptnftsin8.jpg"><br><em>Photo by&nbsp;Abraham Chan</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wc/wc69oek84j0tups8.jpg"><br><em>Photo by&nbsp;Abraham Chan</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/yb/ybu3iw11fvrt3max.jpg"></p><p>The <a href="http://bustler.net/events/9089/malleable-monuments" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">exhibition,...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149997716/studio-ma-s-masterful-texture-wins-aia-arizona-s-firm-of-the-year-award Studio Ma's "masterful texture" wins AIA Arizona's "Firm of the Year" Award Julia Ingalls 2017-03-16T13:21:00-04:00 >2017-03-16T13:27:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gp/gpq0v9dgql4uoc6f.jpg" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://www.studioma.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Ma</a> may be small, but their work is mighty, at least according to the Arizona chapter of the AIA. The woman-owned firm, which has completed projects for Princeton University as well as a series of museums, public libraries and mixed-use housing developments, won the AIA's "Firm of the Year" award for the wide variety and complexity of their work, which the institute described as being "both smart and palpable, with a masterful use of texture."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m6/m66rr8r2ocrq4ovj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ea/eau53fel4a6jxj1m.jpg"></p><p>This is yet another in a series of accolades for the firm, including being placed in the "Design Vanguard" by Architectural Record. &ldquo;In our work, we strive to create building solutions that resonate with the surrounding context both large and small, in harmony with their greater environment,&rdquo; said owner Christiana Moss. &ldquo;This is essential to our client promise, to deliver innovative, sustainable and unique designs to forward-thinking institutions and individuals.&rdquo; Congratulations, all!</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wu/wuto09masblbsch4.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bq/bq1oguu5qbbsvorc.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149997710/oma-s-dubai-based-concrete-is-pretty-transparent OMA's Dubai-based "Concrete" is pretty transparent Julia Ingalls 2017-03-16T12:40:00-04:00 >2017-03-17T15:17:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yf/yf4215npfkbakrbp.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>By placing a semi-transparent facade onto a series of former industrial warehouses in Dubai, OMA has created an arts-oriented, multi-disclipinary space called "Concrete." The completed version doesn't quite match the firm's optimistic renderings (<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935045/oma-releases-renderings-of-event-project-space-in-dubai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in part because the concrete ameliorating foliage isn't present in these photos</a>) but one thing is certain: this is the first finished project of OMA's in Dubai, and Rem Koolhaas thinks that the design is very much of its place and time.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2r/2reck2545stcl411.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4d/4d32lj3e7r8nafev.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ge/ge8b5kdeiskxsm3e.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;Dubai is one of the cities that has had a deep impact on our work, and I am very happy that this particular building is our first effort here," Rem said. "In Concrete, we are not introducing a new shape but instead were able to infiltrate an existing building with an arts institution. This building is totally produced in Dubai; it is not a foreign ideal, and that I think is significant.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t6/t6n51unr84ffg2v5.jpg"></p><p>The 600 square meter building's first art exhibition, "Syria: Into the Light," will be viewable until April 3rd.&nbsp;</p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/149997397/sn-hetta-releases-new-images-of-its-graduate-hotel-for-the-cornell-tech-campus-on-roosevelt-island Snøhetta releases new images of its Graduate Hotel for the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island Nicholas Korody 2017-03-15T12:26:00-04:00 >2017-03-16T07:14:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ch/ch66dii0lfe3oxlt.jpg" width="650" height="455" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Cornell Tech has unveiled new details about its planned Graduate Hotel on its new Roosevelt Island campus. Developed by AJ Capital Partners, the hotel will offer 196 rooms alongside a restaurant, rooftop bar, and 5,200 square feet of flexible event space.</p><p>The hotel, which is designed by Sn&oslash;hetta, will feature a &ldquo;comfortable residential aesthetic&rdquo; in line with its projected clientele&mdash;the families of students and visiting faculty. It will be located at the center of campus. The hotel is slated to open in 2019, while the rest of the three-phase campus masterplan isn&rsquo;t expected to finish development until the early 2040&rsquo;s.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xh/xhbx57fpmv8xp9f4.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z6/z6p8qwp18x5lix3n.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a5/a5gtbij0sf0ax53w.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149997225/how-should-cities-prepare-for-a-driverless-car-future-here-are-six-tips How should cities prepare for a driverless car future? Here are six tips Julia Ingalls 2017-03-14T20:47:00-04:00 >2017-03-15T01:31:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fc/fc0ipbzr2lxa8gs8.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The days of driving your own car are coming to a close: as many as seven million driverless cars could be making their self-directed way around major urban hubs across the U.S. within the next few decades. So what should cities do to keep up with these changes? This white paper by Arcadis gives six tips for city planners to prepare for the automated onslaught:</p><p>A study by transportation, economics and urban planning experts has found that ridesharing and ridesourcing services using autonomous vehicles (AV) could shift millions of drivers away from personal cars in major U.S. cities.</p><p>&ldquo;Driverless Future: A Policy Roadmap for City Leaders,&rdquo; the study prepared by Arcadis, HR&amp;A Advisors and Sam Schwartz Consulting, shows that the move to ridesharing and ridesourcing services that don&rsquo;t have a driver could cause a shift of up to 60 percent (3.6 million cars) from traditional to autonomous vehicles in the New York metro area alone over the next 15-20 years.</p><p>The Los Angeles metro area could see...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149997198/tear-down-that-wall-proposal Tear down that wall (proposal) Julia Ingalls 2017-03-14T18:09:00-04:00 >2017-03-14T23:47:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f6/f6gt1ouk193c0vp3.jpg" width="650" height="446" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rael writes that one of the most devastating consequences of the wall is &ldquo;the division of communities, cities, neighborhoods and families, resulting in the erosion of social infrastructure.&rdquo; When we talked, he wondered how we might create something positive from something so horrible: &ldquo;Can reform happen through borderland investment? If you build 150 libraries along the border, you&rsquo;d get a very different outcome.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The RFP for the border wall is out, but the conscience-bearing architectural community is staying in (and trying to imagine alternatives to this xenophobic concrete smear job). In particular, in this New York Times article they're suggesting building anything but walls, suggesting that perhaps investing in communities instead of splitting them apart is the way to go for the political and social benefit of everyone involved.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149997179/i-melt-with-you-indoor-city-installation-explores-dissolving-spatial-boundaries-in-an-era-of-climate-change I Melt With You: "Indoor City" installation explores dissolving spatial boundaries in an era of climate change Julia Ingalls 2017-03-14T17:44:00-04:00 >2017-03-16T12:06:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vo/vo2szjkdle1c6nve.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With layered narration from writers and the input of a climate scientist, the 40-foot long table installation known as "Indoor City" designed by Founder Rome Prize Fellows Phu Hoang and Rachely Rotem (<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/55229883/modu-formerly-phu-hoang-office-and-rachely-rotem-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MODU</a>)&nbsp;with Jonathan Berger, Hussein Fancy, Christoph Meinrenken, Jack Livings and Matthew Null,&nbsp;tackles the dire conceptual heft of designing for massive systemic weather change.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1s/1s5trzz1v49164a7.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ng/ngq5nlj59soq5g4c.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n5/n5lsnv6uxgvrcyw5.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/pr/prtpzs9mtzc66k64.gif"></p><p>By placing carbon ice on the installation, the idea is to track how divisions between urban spaces and the environment release more carbon dioxide into the air, thereby creating more stress on the environment (and making the urban spaces quite unpleasant to live in as a result). The project advocates for a more integrated design concept while allowing visitors to enjoy what amounts to a trippy installation. Here's a video of the installation, which is part of the 2017 Cinque Mostre show and&nbsp;will be viewable in person at the American Academy in Rome until April 4th:&nbsp;</p>