Archinect - News 2017-07-24T10:55:57-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150018997/a-literary-giro-d-italia A literary Giro d’Italia Nam Henderson 2017-07-24T00:32:00-04:00 >2017-07-24T00:39:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a0/a0k6c8c13jig46ut.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Most of Italy&rsquo;s splendid old libraries got their starts as the private collections of a humanist noble or cardinal...Where the Angelica is small, plush and perfectly faceted, the Casanatense is spartan and muscular. The Angelica reflects the wealth of its Augustinian founders, whose church, the Basilica di Sant&rsquo;Agostino, adjoins the library, while the Casanatense shows its Dominican roots in its deep collection of books and codices on Church doctrine and natural history.</p></em><br /><br /><p>David Laskin reflects on a trip he took, earlier his year, to&nbsp;Venice, Rome, Florence and Milan, where he visited a sampling of Italy's many historic libraries.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150018735/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-working-spaces-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Working Spaces" Pinterest Board Archinect 2017-07-21T14:53:00-04:00 >2017-07-21T14:54:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4r/4rqd3088w3pj8xe2.jpg" width="650" height="434" 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="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/working-spaces/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Working Spaces</em></a>.</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/wj/wj4mzpp2rvuayseb.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/wj/wj4mzpp2rvuayseb.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/release/91342039/kaan-architecten-unveils-b30-a-transformed-historical-building-in-the-hague-housing-five-unique-users/150012260" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">B30 - Bezuidenhoutseweg 30</a> in The Hague, Netherlands by <a href="http://archinect.com/kaanarchitecten" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KAAN Architecten</a></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/t2/t28ydda70gpjkkqc.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/t2/t28ydda70gpjkkqc.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/floatstudio/project/casper-hq" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Casper HQ</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/floatstudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FLOAT STUDIO</a>; Photo: Aaron Thompson<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/iy/iycrqaqzff1j5ir9.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/iy/iycrqaqzff1j5ir9.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/149979999/monotype-hq-london/149985431" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Monotype HQ</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/149979999/ben-adams-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ben Adams Architects</a>; Photo: Edmund Sumner<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/0y/0yqx9g4wdoz8jsx3.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/0y/0yqx9g4wdoz8jsx3.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/archimania/project/tech901" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tech901</a> in Memphis, TN by <a href="http://archinect.com/archimania" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">archimania</a></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/tu/tuy0ymn8zuh8033u.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/tu/tuy0ymn8zuh8033u.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/selenckyparsons/project/unit-3-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unit 3 Studio</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/selenckyparsons" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Selencky///Parsons</a><br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/0a/0aj4llv99bjxrg6a.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/0a/0aj4llv99bjxrg6a.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/MESURA/project/cloud-coworking" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cloud Coworking</a> in Barcelona, Spain by <a href="http://archinect.com/MESURA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MESURA</a></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/d2/d2luelqotvqy71ha.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/d2/d2luelqotvqy71ha.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/149982081/house-in-west-london/149982085" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">West London House</a> in Hammersmith, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/149982081/neil-dusheiko-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neil Dusheiko Architects</a>; Photo:&nbsp;Charles Hosea and Agnese Sanvito<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/b1/b1ocp0x7cjm3l2fm.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/b1/b1ocp0x7cjm3l2fm.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/hypestudio/project/rep-blica-358" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rep&uacute;blica 358</a> in Porto Alegre, Brazil by <a href="http://archinect.com/hypestudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hype Studio</a></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/8k/8k1i44gei0z8qma9.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/8k/8k1i44gei0z8qma9.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/tateharmer/project/treexoffice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TREExOFFICE</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/tateharmer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tate Harmer</a></p> <p><br></p> <p>Click <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/117299/archinect-pinterest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to see more "Ten Top Images on Archinect's Pintere...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150018729/brutalist-sculptures-by-david-umemoto Brutalist sculptures by David Umemoto Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-21T13:05:00-04:00 >2017-07-22T09:51:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q3/q39li93a9rzx94jk.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>David Umemoto's modular cubic sculptures are studies of volume&mdash;at the juncture of sculpture and architecture . The miniature concrete structures are monumental and re-arrangable, conveying numerous images.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>"They refer to the archaic and the ephemeral, despite the solidity and the modernity of the medium. Appearing before our eyes are pre-Columbian rock dwellings, god statues from the Andes or Easter Island, steles deteriorated by rain, remnants of modern cities having survived a cataclysm, fragments of Babylonian cities, colonial settlements brought down to their foundations, cenotaphs abandoned in the jungle&hellip;"</em></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/au/auof7afxma8d7jip.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/au/auof7afxma8d7jip.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Soma Cube IX in various configurations</figcaption></figure><p>The works are produced slowly, in imitation&nbsp;of cycles of nature, cycles of erosion and re-creation.&nbsp;<em>Lines shift, change and are in a state of perpetual mutation due to the influence of time and&nbsp;</em><em>weather. The natural architectures of geological strata and crystals stand as models: They inspire the design of the molds&nbsp;in which the concrete ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150018449/the-uk-parliament-to-be-restored-by-bdp The UK parliament to be restored by BDP Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-19T18:06:00-04:00 >2017-07-19T18:07:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uy/uym141aocn5h5j9f.jpg" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The full scope of work includes architecture, civil and structural engineering, building services engineering, interior design, landscape architecture, lighting design, acoustics and planning. Since its construction in the mid-1800s, many systems in the palace have never undergone a major renovation, and the heating, ventilation, water, drainage and electrical systems are antiquated.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/61784367/bdp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BDP</a>'s London studio beat <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/47465/allies-and-morrison" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Allies and Morrison</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster + Partners</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/9343/hok" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HOK</a> in the competition and has been awarded a full interdisciplinary contract for client advisory services for the refurbishment of the Palace of Westminster, the meeting place for the two houses of the UK parliament.</p> <p>The firm will be collaborating with heritage and conservation specialist Donald Insall Associates, civil and structural engineer <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/29992454/alan-baxter-and-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alan Baxter Associates</a>, building services engineer Hoare Lea and planning consultancy Gerald Eve.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150018425/sf-millennium-tower-continues-to-sink-engineers-suggest-a-possible-fix SF Millennium Tower continues to sink; engineers suggest a possible fix Alexander Walter 2017-07-19T17:29:00-04:00 >2017-07-19T17:35:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zi/ziitsm18fxu0mer7.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A fix appears to be in the works for San Francisco&rsquo;s sinking and tilting Millennium Tower &mdash; just as a new report estimates the 58-story luxury high-rise has sunk yet another inch in the past seven months. [...] That lean is now up to nearly 14 inches at the building&rsquo;s roof &mdash; an additional 2-plus inches more than the tilt measured in January.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A pair of engineering firms hired by developer Millennium Partners think there's still hope to save the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/831562/millenium-tower" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">troubled structure</a> and straighten it up again: "The LERA firm and DeSimone Consulting Engineers say the problem can be remedied by drilling 50 to 100 new piles down to bedrock from the building&rsquo;s basement," the <em>Chronicle</em> reports. "The engineering firms estimate the fix will cost $100 million to $150 million &mdash; more than your average home foundation repair, but a lot less than the billion-dollar-plus price tag that some experts have feared."</p> <p>Urgency is increasing though as a new engineering report by Arup Group presents evidence that the rate of sinking remains steady and cracking in the basement continues.<br></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150018186/watch-the-progress-of-oda-s-living-facade-in-park-slope Watch the progress of ODA's "Living Facade" in Park Slope Julia Ingalls 2017-07-18T16:47:00-04:00 >2017-07-18T20:15:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/2y/2yzkmk91stzz3e6m.gif" width="600" height="600600" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Construction of ODA's 251 1st Street residential complex in Park Slope is now reaching completion, demonstrating fragmented massing which the firm believes imbues the structure with a "living facade."</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/hn/hnrnaumth85l612g.gif" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/hn/hnrnaumth85l612g.gif"></a></p></figure><p>As the architects explain, "ODA&rsquo;s inflected the building&rsquo;s upper massing with a cascade of setbacks and terraces, yielding substantial outdoor space, as well as multiple exposures for units." Here's&nbsp;a gif demonstrating the concept from a different perspective:</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/9z/9z3vx1mhsh1yd3ng.gif" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/9z/9z3vx1mhsh1yd3ng.gif"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/g8/g8h7h9d5stp3kcpi.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/g8/g8h7h9d5stp3kcpi.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Miguel de Guzman</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/vg/vgxadyof2geq8vfv.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/vg/vgxadyof2geq8vfv.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Miguel de Guzman</figcaption></figure> http://archinect.com/news/article/150018137/ten-years-after-opening-morphosis-san-francisco-federal-building-is-not-a-crowd-pleaser Ten years after opening, Morphosis' San Francisco Federal Building is not a crowd pleaser Julia Ingalls 2017-07-18T13:02:00-04:00 >2017-07-19T14:41:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6z/6zd9ny7ob0qo3dyx.jpg" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Neighbors have complained about the plaza for years, calling it an unsafe blight. The frustration is shared by Maria Ciprazo, the federal architect who oversaw the process that in 1999 awarded the project to Mayne and his Southern California firm, Morphosis.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In this article, the San Francisco Chronicle takes issue with Morphosis' Federal Building, noting that its plaza has not become the cultural hotspot much hyped by developers at its opening in 2007: &nbsp;</p> <p><em>But when we view the complex in hindsight, it didn&rsquo;t transform the local architectural scene. It&rsquo;s a flash of isolated drama. Look no further than the three residential slabs that have been built on the block since then, each a box with no higher aspiration than to satisfy the developer&rsquo;s bottom line.</em></p> <p><em>As for the social agenda &mdash; to create a neighborhood haven &mdash; the plaza and its corner cafe have come up short on all fronts.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150018139/mad-designs-a-futuristic-new-campus-for-faraday-future MAD designs a futuristic new campus for Faraday Future Nicholas Korody 2017-07-18T12:15:00-04:00 >2017-07-20T21:07:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7o/7otljcinrayri2y6.jpg" width="650" height="867" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Appropriate to its sci-fi ambitions and branding, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/730858/faraday-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Faraday Future</a> has enlisted <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1276712/mad-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAD</a> to design a new campus that suggests &ldquo;extraterrestrial objects capable of de-familiarizing employees and prospective clients with the status quo of the contemporary automotive market.&rdquo;</p> <p>Sited on Mare Island in Northern California, the campus will cover approximately 130,000 square meters, of which 20,000 square meters will be buildings. Specifically, the campus features two low, metallic structures as well as a &ldquo;user experience center&rdquo; comprising a sculptural reflective tower. From its heights, clients can watch as their car is transported from a warehouse to an exhibition hall via an elevated light rail. Non-client visitors will also be able to visit the experience center.</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/d8/d8ksm3n7ecc8fzdn.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/d8/d8ksm3n7ecc8fzdn.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Image Courtesy of MAD Architects</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ul/ulrl5swroqqvo64j.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ul/ulrl5swroqqvo64j.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Image Courtesy of MAD Architects</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/8r/8rj9govqhfzkybq7.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/8r/8rj9govqhfzkybq7.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Image Courtesy of MAD Architects</figcaption></figure><p>The site, which used to be a naval base, will have a double-height facility punctured by a series of internal courtyards, intended to ser...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150017739/portland-is-a-short-story-about-an-architect-and-an-odd-one "Portland" is a short story about an architect, and an odd one Gary Garvin 2017-07-15T15:43:00-04:00 >2017-07-17T12:55:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/w4/w4ec9hregp6mdo6s.jpg" width="650" height="391" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>But it&rsquo;s the tattoo that holds him. It runs from her wrist up her right arm, covering it wholly, and disappears into the shoulder of the dress, a complicated design in fresh, bright colors he cannot make out in a single glance.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://numerocinqmagazine.com/2017/07/15/portland-fiction-gary-garvin/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Portland"</a> is a short story about an architect, and an odd one. While set in Portland,&nbsp;Boull&eacute;e's Cenotaph for Sir Isaac Newton is visited, along with an elaborate tattoo. Another excerpt:</p> <p>He is&mdash;or was&mdash;an architect for a large firm with a reputation in San Jose that has had several scores with the tech industry. He entered work with goals and with passion, but those dissipated over the years in the long hours, the manic schedules, the endless compromises, the suspicions, the not talking among his superiors and colleagues beneath the veneer of the firm&rsquo;s professed creative community. He wasn&rsquo;t especially proud of anything he did nor felt he made any dent in the architecture there, construction that looked forward without looking at anything, buildings without identity or architectural distinction. Above, beyond, or somewhere, the invisible spirit of Silicon Valley, its ceaseless wonder.<br></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150017683/2-7-mile-long-abandoned-nazi-resort-is-getting-transformed-into-luxury-housing 2.7-mile-long abandoned Nazi resort is getting transformed into luxury housing Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-14T19:53:00-04:00 >2017-07-16T10:11:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nh/nhldd4u8hqvebe11.jpg" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Capable of holding more than 20,000 residents, Prora was meant to comfort the weary German worker who toiled away in a factory without respite. According to historian and tour guide Roger Moorhouse, it was also meant to serve as the carrot to the stick of the Gestapo &mdash; a pacifying gesture to get the German people on Hitler's side. But then World War II began, and Prora's construction stalled &mdash; until now.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Named Prora and located on a beachfront of R&uuml;gen island, the structure was commissioned by Adolf Hitler as the world's largest tourist resort three years before Germany invaded Poland in 1939. In those three years over 9,000 workers were involved in the construction of the 2.7-mile-long building.&nbsp;</p> <p>"But as the Third Reich began its devastating march through Europe, workers returned to their factories and Prora fell by the wayside. It became a shell of building, a failed Nazi dream left to decay for the next several decades ..."</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/5u/5u66rme2zmw2qrms.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/5u/5u66rme2zmw2qrms.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Prora in 2014. Image via wikimedia.org</figcaption></figure><p>However, in 2013 a German real-estate company Metropole Marketing bought the rights to refurbish Prora and build it up as luxury summer homes and a full-time apartment complex. While some of the units are already on sale with prices ranging from $400,000 to $725,000, the restoration is planned to be completed by 2022.</p> <p>"While these amenities are certainly appealing, given the location's history and its distance from Berlin ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150017649/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-pools-fountains-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Pools & Fountains" Pinterest Board Archinect 2017-07-14T15:17:00-04:00 >2017-07-14T15:18:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lo/lo2qxyhd06aj06ti.jpg" width="650" height="911" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p> <p>(<strong>Tip: </strong>use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p> <p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the<strong></strong> board <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/pools-fountains/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Pools &amp; Fountains</em></a>.</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/h1/h15ybzuxy4dm9yfw.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/h1/h15ybzuxy4dm9yfw.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/149975370/casa-narigua/149975389" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Casa Narigua</a> in Nuevo Le&oacute;n, Mexico by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/149975370/p-0-arquitectura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">P+0 Arquitectura</a><br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ru/run819x33o84m4p1.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ru/run819x33o84m4p1.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/MJMA/project/regent-park-aquatic-centre" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Regent Park Aquatic Centre</a> in Toronto, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/MJMA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects (MJMA)</a><br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/p9/p9a7astb8qcxwaby.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/p9/p9a7astb8qcxwaby.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/marthaschwartzpartners/project/beiqijia-technology-business-district" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beiqijia Technology Business District</a> in Beijing, China by <a href="http://archinect.com/marthaschwartzpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Martha Schwartz Partners</a>; Photo: Terrence Zhang<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/j4/j4yl5nlif4i2jc2m.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/j4/j4yl5nlif4i2jc2m.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/obermeyer.la/project/preston" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PRESTON</a> in Venice, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/obermeyer.la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OBERMEYER</a><br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/fs/fs16pl1lbjw129dv.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/fs/fs16pl1lbjw129dv.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/bkarch/project/folly-point-gloucester-ma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Folly Point</a> in Gloucester, MA by <a href="http://archinect.com/bkarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BUTZ + KLUG Architecture</a></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/wn/wnc90y2b0kiuxcv1.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/wn/wnc90y2b0kiuxcv1.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/newwavearchitecture/project/three-views-a-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Three Views / A House</a> in Tehran, Iran by <a href="http://archinect.com/newwavearchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Wave Architecture (Lida Almassian / Shahin Heidari)</a>; Photo: Parham Taghioff<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ig/igtbhtomzun19klh.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ig/igtbhtomzun19klh.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/archimania/project/a-m-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A+M Residence</a> in rural Mississippi by <a href="http://archinect.com/archimania" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">archimania</a></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/zn/zn4i5k1zouaw3g4m.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/zn/zn4i5k1zouaw3g4m.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/spfa/project/morgan-phoa-library-and-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morgan Phoa Library and Residence</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/spfa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SPF:a - Studio Pali Fekete ar...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150017486/bro-do-you-even-quoin-a-conversation-with-mcmansion-hell-s-kate-wagner Bro, Do You Even Quoin? A conversation with McMansion Hell's Kate Wagner Archinect 2017-07-13T16:41:00-04:00 >2017-07-21T11:41:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mw/mwx4et5z4sip7bjk.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>On this week's episode we&rsquo;re joined with Kate Wagner, the author of <a href="http://mcmansionhell.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">McMansion Hell</a>, a blog that balances serious essays on architecture and urbanism, with brilliantly funny analysis of the absurd trends in American suburban architecture. Kate has recently emerged, triumphantly, from a widely publicized threat from Zillow to stop using their imagery. As reported on Archinect recently, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150015488/zillow-backs-off-mcmansion-hell" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zillow withdrew their legal threats</a> after the Electronic Frontier Foundation responded on behalf of Kate, and McMansion Hell is back in business, with a larger following than ever.</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/tj/tjpa9853ij2x1312.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/tj/tjpa9853ij2x1312.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>A taste of what McMansion Hell offers</figcaption></figure><p>Listen to "Bro, Do You Even Quoin?":</p> <ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>:&nbsp;subscribe&nbsp;with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/archinect/Archinect-Sessions-105.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul>... http://archinect.com/news/article/150017433/dig-into-more-photos-of-big-s-invisible-tirpitz-museum Dig into more photos of BIG's “invisible” Tirpitz Museum Justine Testado 2017-07-13T16:19:00-04:00 >2017-07-14T13:41:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xa/xagrocb771nbbyfm.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a>-designed Tirpitz Museum in the Danish coastal town of Bl&aring;vand recently had its grand opening and already appears to be attracting plenty of visitors to the historic site. Unlike its heftier neighbor, the German WWII Tirpitz bunker, the museum finely cuts into the dune landscape and appears to be hidden.&nbsp;</p> <p>The project's distinct form has already drawn a quirky comparison to a&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150016442/bjarke-ingels-compares-the-shape-of-the-just-opened-tirpitz-bunker-museum-to-a-freshly-sliced-hot-potato" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;freshly sliced hot potato&rdquo;</a>&nbsp;from&nbsp;Bjarke Ingels himself. On the flip side, the museum is designed to serve as a &ldquo;portal to the Danish West Coast's treasure trove of hidden stories&rdquo;, says Claus Kjeld Jensen, the Director of the Varde Museum. The Tirpitz Museum intends to take visitors on a scenic journey through the light and dark chapters of the region's history.</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/3j/3jqbqus7bobjm6m5.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/3j/3jqbqus7bobjm6m5.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Mike Bink</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/1t/1t0ifc7zmj8fr9gc.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/1t/1t0ifc7zmj8fr9gc.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photos: Mike Bink</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/4p/4pxg0u40j6ajx6gl.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/4p/4pxg0u40j6ajx6gl.jpg"></a> </p><figcaption>Photo: Colin John Seymour</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/5a/5a2oeytbbhlsyfm5.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/5a/5a2oeytbbhlsyfm5.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Colin John Seymour</figcaption></figure><p>The 2,800 m2 museum complex consists of concrete, steel, glass, and wood &mdash; four materials and elements that are also found in existing structures and landscape of ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150017426/art-collective-meow-wolf-s-cool-new-model-for-artists-to-make-an-excellent-living Art collective Meow Wolf's cool new model for artists to make an excellent living Julia Ingalls 2017-07-13T13:53:00-04:00 >2017-07-13T13:54:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yh/yhrsoow40t5gr3rm.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Full-time creative positions, like architects and sound engineers, come with considerable salaries and benefits. &ldquo;We have 20-year-olds making $50,000 a year with us,&rdquo; remarks Everett.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Meow Wolf may have put the starving artist trope to rest in the form of a magnificent new business/installation model.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/s5/s5bkaxl6f4sapy4b.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/s5/s5bkaxl6f4sapy4b.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photo by Kate Russell. Courtesy of Meow Wolf.</figcaption></figure><p>As this article explains:<br></p> <p><em>Since the Santa Fe-based art collective Meow Wolf opened its permanent installation, the House of Eternal Return, in March 2016, the project has been an unmitigated success in terms of viewership and profits. Housed in a 20,000-square-foot former bowling alley, the sprawling interactive artwork welcomed 400,000 visitors in its first year&mdash;nearly four times as many as expected&mdash;and brought in $6 million in revenue for the collective&rsquo;s more than 100 members.</em></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/di/diqdvrjbdeod2on9.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/di/diqdvrjbdeod2on9.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Founding members of Meow Wolf: Corvas Brinkeroff, Sean Di Ianni, Vince Kadlubek, Caity Kennedy, Matt King. Courtesy of Meow Wolf.</figcaption></figure><p>In even better news: at this time of this report <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150015844/junior-designer-intern-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Meow Wolf is currently hiring</a>!&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150017428/uk-s-royal-mail-issues-10-stamps-featuring-iconic-modern-architecture UK’s Royal Mail issues 10 stamps featuring iconic modern architecture Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-13T13:45:00-04:00 >2017-07-13T15:13:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lk/lkahxzt1fyiruqwf.jpg" width="650" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In announcing the stamps, Royal Mail said that they celebrate excellence in contemporary architecture and engineering in the United Kingdom and &ldquo;the renaissance in architecture of the past two decades in Britain.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>One strip of five pictures includes <a href="http://archinect.com/zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid</a>'s&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/94355496/it-s-like-swimming-in-a-spaceship-zaha-hadid-s-aquatics-centre-opens-to-public" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London Aquatics Center</a>, the <a href="http://archinect.com/mecanoo/project/library-of-birmingham" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Library of Birmingham</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/mecanoo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mecanoo</a>, Glasgow's SEEC Amadillio by <a href="http://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster + Partners</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/embt/project/scottish-parliament" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Scottish Parliament</a> in Edinburgh designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/embt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EMBT</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/rmjm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RMJM</a>, and the Giant&rsquo;s Causeway Visitor Center in Northern Ireland by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/26550/heneghan-peng-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Heneghang Peng</a>.</p> <p>Shown on the other strip are the National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/55220775/rogers-stirk-harbour-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners</a>, the Eden Project in St. Austell by <a href="http://archinect.com/grimshaw" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grimshaw</a>, Liverpool&rsquo;s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111493176/haworth-tompkins-everyman-theatre-wins-the-riba-stirling-prize-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Everyman Theater</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/4735/haworth-tompkins" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Haworth Thompkins</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135577259/is-individual-expression-in-architecture-at-risk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Imperial War Museum</a>&nbsp;by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1493/studio-daniel-libeskind" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Libeskind</a>, and the Tate Modern&rsquo;s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/750268/switch-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Switch House</a> in London by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/577/herzog-de-meuron" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog and De Meuron</a>.</p> <p>Ordering information is available from&nbsp;<a href="http://shop.royalmail.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Royal Mail</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150017309/iotti-pavarani-architetti-designed-office-building-fills-an-entire-block-in-turin Iotti + Pavarani Architetti​-designed office building fills an entire block in Turin Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-13T09:48:00-04:00 >2017-07-13T12:08:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wz/wzki8e6kji88yofk.jpg" width="640" height="426" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The new operations headquarters of Reale Group, designed by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/20848/iotti-pavarani-architetti" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Iotti + Pavarani Architetti</a>, was recently opened&nbsp;in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/244939/turin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turin</a>, Italy. Located on the southwestern border of the city&rsquo;s Roman castrum it replaced a building from the seventies, redefining and modernizing the entire block.&nbsp;</p> <p>Covering a built area of 23,500 square meters, the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/30730/leed-platinum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LEED Platinum</a> certified building will accommodate 800 work stations, 150 parking spaces, a conference room for 280 people and will include a visible from the street&nbsp;1,700 square meter internal courtyard.</p> <figure><figure><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ek/ektcq1d1yufayjyk.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ek/ektcq1d1yufayjyk.jpg"></a><figcaption>Fernando Guerra | FG+SG fotografia de arquitectura</figcaption></figure></figure><p>"The entire complex takes on board the surrounding area and &ldquo;absorbs&rdquo; a protected historical <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/34080/facade" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">fa&ccedil;ade</a> (that on Via Bertola and Via San Dalmazzo), creating a compositional solution in harmony with the surrounding buildings."</p> <figure><figure><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/2r/2r243lvsm3xxteun.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/2r/2r243lvsm3xxteun.jpg"></a><figcaption>Fernando Guerra | FG+SG fotografia de arquitectura</figcaption></figure></figure><p>"The architectural envelope becomes a fulcrum, a gravitational hub in the urban fabric of this part of the surrounding centre of Turin: it foc...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150017099/starry-shortlist-of-architects-for-london-s-new-center-for-music Starry shortlist of architects for London’s new Center for Music Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-11T20:38:00-04:00 >2017-07-12T12:18:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vt/vts7igbhb890wk42.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The viability of building a major new concert hall in London has been widely debated, and the future of the Center was thrown into doubt last November, when the British government withdrew its commitment to contribute 5 million pounds (about $6.4 million) to pay for a business plan. The City of London Corporation stepped in with 2.5 million pounds (about $3.2 million) to allow project to go ahead.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The shortlist for the future home for the London Symphony Orchestra and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama was announced on Monday and consists of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/89559/amanda-levete-architects-al_a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><u>AL_A</u></a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><u>Foster + Partners</u></a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/341/renzo-piano-building-workshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><u>Renzo Piano</u></a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106441/diller-scofidio-renfro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><u>Diller Scofidio + Renfro</u></a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><u>Gehry Partners</u></a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/snohetta" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><u>Snohetta</u></a><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/23/garden/an-interview-with-craig-dykers-of-snohetta.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>, all of which have extensive experience working on cultural buildings. </p> <p>The center which will include a concert hall with up to 2,000 seats, as well as education and training spaces, will be located in&nbsp;what is currently the Museum of London, designed by Hidalgo Moya and Philip Powell in the 1970s. The building is estimated to cost 200 million to 250 million pounds ($257 million to $322 million) to construct and is to be covered by private and philanthropic donations. </p> <p>"The shortlisted architects have been asked to provide detailed designs as well as estimated costs, and the winner will be announced this fall."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150017019/brutalism-lovers-rejoice-plans-for-a-new-fbi-headquarters-are-canceled Brutalism lovers rejoice: Plans for a new FBI headquarters are canceled Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-11T14:40:00-04:00 >2017-07-11T19:34:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qr/qr3v6qz53tyd9nxl.jpg" width="650" height="512" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The decision follows years of failed attempts by federal officials to persuade Congress to fully back a plan for a campus in the Washington suburbs paid for by trading away the Hoover Building to a real estate developer and putting up nearly $2 billion in taxpayer funds to cover the remaining cost. For years, FBI officials have raised alarms that the decrepit conditions at Hoover constitute serious security concerns.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Built in 1975 in Washington DC, at $126 million, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/240908/fbi-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">J. Edgar Hoover Building</a> was the most expensive federal building ever erected. While much loved by some architectural critics, the building has also been under intense criticism for its appearance and functionality ever since its construction.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/xc/xcebsed1iu0kcny7.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/xc/xcebsed1iu0kcny7.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>J. Edgar Hoover Building from the street - taken in April 2007.</figcaption></figure><p>Some of its most distinctive features like its open courtyard, designed to allow visitors to walk freely into the inner courtyard, and its firing range equipped with a 162-seat auditorium, where visitors can sit and watch agents take shooting practice, have become obsolete over the years. The Stanislaw Gladych and&nbsp;Carter Manny-designed <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/403067/brutalist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brutalist</a> icon was going to be demolished and replaced with a&nbsp;mixed-use condo building, but as of now, it's destiny is unclear.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/digger/wp/2015/10/16/the-fbis-headquarters-is-falling-apart-why-is-it-so-hard-for-america-to-build-a-new-one/?utm_term=.9f8559d1d15b#comments" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">According to the Washington Post</a>, "Further <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/212775/retrofitting" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">retrofitting</a> is prohibitively expensive; despite the Hoover building&rsquo;s overall size of 2.4 million gross square feet only 53 perce...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150017002/faraday-future-s-1-billion-electric-car-factory-in-nevada-stopped-in-its-tracks Faraday Future's $1 Billion electric car factory in Nevada stopped in its tracks Julia Ingalls 2017-07-11T13:25:00-04:00 >2017-07-11T13:27:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v4/v4i3hwryfkff1ens.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This is the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979877/aecom-halts-work-on-faraday-future-s-1-billion-nevada-factory" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">second</a> and likely final time construction will be halted on the one million square foot plant, which according to <a href="https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/10/15948976/faraday-future-halts-factory-nevada-cash-woes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Verge</a>, was going to be Faraday Future's way of competing with fellow electric car manufacturer Tesla.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/81/812divdh7qsmg6vh.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/81/812divdh7qsmg6vh.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Faraday Future's "FFZero1 Concept Prototype." Image: Wikipedia</figcaption></figure><p>As the article notes:<br></p> <p><em>It was just five months ago&nbsp;that FF was claiming that it was finally restarting construction of its proposed factory in North Las Vegas, almost 11 months after construction was first halted&nbsp;amid the company&rsquo;s ongoing financial woes. Now it looks like that factory will never be built, as FF is reportedly looking into pursuing less ambitious (re: cheaper) options.</em></p> <p><em><br></em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150016993/the-sideways-elevator-that-will-revolutionize-building-has-arrived The sideways elevator that will revolutionize building has arrived Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-11T13:06:00-04:00 >2017-07-13T10:34:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mf/mfg35av5y8kjsz85.jpg" width="650" height="910" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Until now, architects have had to design around the elevator shafts, which can comprise 40 percent of a building's core. Multi could allow them to install elevators almost anywhere, including the perimeter. Strong magnets on every Multi car work with a magnetized coil running along the elevator hoistway&rsquo;s guide rails to make the cars float. Turning these coils on and off creates magnetic fields strong enough to pull the car in various directions.&#8203;&#8203;</p></em><br /><br /><p>After three years of work, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/64325/thyssenkrupp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ThyssenKrupp</a>, a&nbsp;company synonymous with elevators, is testing the Multi in a German tower and finalizing the safety certification. Zooming up, down, left, right, and diagonally the new <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/219791/elevators" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">elevator</a> was just sold to a residential building under construction in Berlin, and is expected to be sold to other developers soon.</p> <p>"Multi moves to-and-fro through exchangers, which you can think of as sophisticated railway switches that guide the cars. Bearings called "slings" mounted to every elevator car allow it to change direction&mdash;say, move to the left, or even go diagonally&mdash;while keeping the car level with the ground. &ldquo;The cabin never moves during an exchange,&rdquo; company CEO Patrick Bass says.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ls/lstv1m6nl1izef4h.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ls/lstv1m6nl1izef4h.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Image courtesy of ThyssenKrupp</figcaption><p>Designed to move 1,000 to 1,400 feet per minute, far slower than the 1,968 fpm experienced in Dubai&rsquo;s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/223781/burj-khalifa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Burj Khalifa</a>, the new elevator prioritizes volume over speed. (Speeds over 2,000 feet per minute lead to ear problems and nausea.) Free of the cables...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150016983/sir-david-adjaye-sadie-morgan-join-london-mayor-sadiq-khan-s-good-growth-by-design Sir David Adjaye + Sadie Morgan join London Mayor Sadiq Khan's "Good Growth by Design" Julia Ingalls 2017-07-11T12:44:00-04:00 >2017-07-11T12:44:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p4/p4bpgsdfvlt6096d.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>London needs to provide space for 46,000 new jobs and build 50,000 new homes a year just to keep up with demand, as well as build the social infrastructure to support both. Good Growth will enable this, leaving a legacy of world-class buildings, outstanding public realm and large-scale regeneration for Londoners of the future.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Exhibiting both farsightedness and excellent aesthetic taste, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has created a program specifically meant to help anticipate and solve London's growth (experts estimate the city will soon have a population of 10 million). The "Good Growth by Design"&nbsp;program will have an advisory panel of 50 design advisors, including Sir David Adjaye and Sadie Morgan.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/jw/jw5athh6irpyq68u.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/jw/jw5athh6irpyq68u.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>London. Image: Juan Cabanillas via Flickr</figcaption></figure><p>As the mayor explained in a statement, &ldquo;London is facing unprecedented population growth and with that comes challenging work, but also amazing opportunities to deliver a city that is socially integrated, sustainable, healthier, safer and with a world class public realm. We must embrace London&rsquo;s rapid growth with both hands and take this chance to use good architecture and planning to make a real difference to the lives of Londoners. And this is a chance to learn from past mistakes, some of which are still dotted across our city, and blight the lives of the communities that...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150016793/the-new-exhibition-at-the-national-building-museum-architecture-of-an-asylum-explores-the-links-between-mental-health-and-architecture The new exhibition at the National Building Museum, 'Architecture of an Asylum', explores the links between mental health and architecture Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-10T17:58:00-04:00 >2017-07-10T18:00:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vd/vd2lpvo4py9byo4h.jpg" width="650" height="418" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dix made sure the hospital that became St. Elizabeths in 1916 had heat, tall arched windows and screened sleeping porches where patients could catch summer breezes. Photos, models and floor plans included in the museum exhibit show handsome brick buildings &mdash; with towers, high ceilings, open space and river views.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Washington's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/136078/national-building-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Building Museum</a>&nbsp;features an exhibit that tells the story of architecture of St. Elizabeths or, as originally named upon its opening in 1855, the Government Hospital for the Insane.&nbsp;</p> <p>Started by Dorothea Dix, the 19th century reformer who fought for the facility to represent healthier standards for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/122656/mental-health" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">mental health</a> treatment, the history of the federally-operated hospital bears traces of America's changing healthcare system, evolving theories of how to care for the mentally ill, as well as the later reconfiguration of the campus as a federal workplace and mixed-use urban development.</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/fo/fo3tgiea8vtp79b0.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/fo/fo3tgiea8vtp79b0.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>The porches of the 1890s Allison Buildings, shown above in 1910, were later enclosed to provide more space for patient beds. Image courtesy of National Building Museum</figcaption></figure><p>"Some things cannot be cured," says Denise Everson, an architect in the D.C. area who specializes in design and health. "But I think humane treatment &mdash; I think, creative treatment &mdash; is where we should go as a community, as...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150016656/erdogan-s-neo-ottoman-mosques Erdogan’s neo-Ottoman mosques Nam Henderson 2017-07-09T20:02:00-04:00 >2017-07-09T20:03:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8w/8wlcwqp3kgbu04xu.jpg" width="650" height="520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Erdogan is ordering the construction of mosques much as Suleiman the Magnificent once gave orders to Mimar Sinan. But as Bozdogan points out, there were many styles of mosques throughout the Ottoman Empire; in the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries...Erdogan, however, sees such 18th- and 19th-century mosques as a contamination, not purely Turkish like the mosques of the 16th century.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Suzy H. Hansen visits Turkey, where Erdogan&rsquo;s AK Party and TOKI (the national housing commission) have overseen a&nbsp;boom in construction and urban re/development. Including of houses of worship designed to reference a "<em>golden age</em>" of&nbsp;Turkish identity, while also furthering the Islamicization&nbsp;<strong>of the country and providing an ongoing economic engine.</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150016442/bjarke-ingels-compares-the-shape-of-the-just-opened-tirpitz-bunker-museum-to-a-freshly-sliced-hot-potato Bjarke Ingels compares the shape of the just-opened Tirpitz Bunker Museum to a freshly sliced hot potato Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-07-07T15:20:00-04:00 >2017-07-12T07:11:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q2/q2sobzkkxar77acc.jpg" width="650" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Due to the surrender of German forces in WWII, the Tirpitz Bunker's construction was never completed leaving the dugout as a dark presence on the sandy coast of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/3692/denmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Denmark</a>. The 3.5 meter thick concrete fortification is the country's largest <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/5548/bunker" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">bunker</a> and was intended to be part of Hitler's Atlantic Wall defenses. Due to its strategic position near the coast, the bunker would've helped protect the sea route to the Port of Esbjerg, a major intermodal hub for the Nordic region. While the Allies blew up many of the bunkers in the region, the Tirpitz was saved. The site has been used as a small museum since 1991 and has previously held concerts and art shows within the moss-covered bunker walls. In 2012 as part of a 7,500-square foot development, it was decided to expand the museum.</p> <figure><figure><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/dn/dnsppupl1169p9vd.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/dn/dnsppupl1169p9vd.jpg"></a></figure></figure><p>Today, hidden under the dunes, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150015109/bjarke-ingels-tirpitz-bunker-hill-museum-in-denmark-to-open-on-june-30" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the new Tirpitz Museum, designed by Bjarke Ingels</a>, has finally been transformed with four distinct galleries alongside the original bunker. The museum will explore both the lighter an...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150016431/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-houses-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Houses" Pinterest Board Archinect 2017-07-07T14:25:00-04:00 >2017-07-07T14:26:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jx/jxrixbx3tj3km7hn.jpg" width="650" height="975" 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="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/houses/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Houses</em></a>.</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/6d/6ddsb4fpcrezwogk.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/6d/6ddsb4fpcrezwogk.jpg"></a></p><figcaption></figcaption></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/MESURA/project/casa-iv" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CASA IV</a> in Matola, Spain by <a href="http://archinect.com/MESURA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MESURA</a><br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ld/ld52hvs8ap209eae.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ld/ld52hvs8ap209eae.jpg"></a></p><figcaption></figcaption></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/atelier.tho.A/project/lib-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lib House</a> in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by <a href="http://archinect.com/atelier.tho.A" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">atelier tho.A</a><br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/5y/5yhzhp6oruhtnnx4.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/5y/5yhzhp6oruhtnnx4.jpg"></a></p><figcaption></figcaption></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/14715376/lateral-house/150004999" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lateral House</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/14715376/pitman-tozer-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pitman Tozer Architects</a>; Photo: Nick Kane<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/qq/qqyd0zqqsg7815hk.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/qq/qqyd0zqqsg7815hk.jpg"></a></p><figcaption></figcaption></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/molearchitects/project/cavendish2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cavendish</a> in Cambridge, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/molearchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mole Architects</a></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/jh/jhnbbrx4mryy4zb7.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/jh/jhnbbrx4mryy4zb7.jpg"></a></p><figcaption></figcaption></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/119492842/covert-house/150015430" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Covert House</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/119492842/dsdha" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DSDHA</a>; Photo: H&eacute;l&egrave;ne Binet, Christoffer Rudquist<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/63/63k4439aqynken1g.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/63/63k4439aqynken1g.jpg"></a></p><figcaption></figcaption></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/150005930/double-duplex/150005936" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Double Duplex</a> in Toronto, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/150005930/batay-csorba-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Batay-Csorba Architects</a></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/bs/bsadcm9ym47udqwn.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/bs/bsadcm9ym47udqwn.jpg"></a></p><figcaption></figcaption></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/dellekamparquitectos/project/condesa-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Condesa House</a> in Mexico City by <a href="http://archinect.com/dellekamparquitectos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dellekamp Arquitectos</a>; Photo: Sandra Pereznieto, Derek Dellekamp<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/6l/6l6bp68r685i6yka.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/6l/6l6bp68r685i6yka.jpg"></a></p><figcaption></figcaption></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/wannenmacher_moeller/project/house-p-g" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House P+G</a> in Weinheim, Germany by <a href="http://archinect.com/wannenmacher_moeller" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wannenmacher-M&ouml;ller Architekten GmbH</a>; Photo: Jose Campos<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/sp/spcr9zxzk49z39mg.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/sp/spcr9zxzk49z39mg.jpg"></a></p><figcaption></figcaption></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/naturafuturarq/project/entre-bloques-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entre Bloques House</a> in Babahoyo, Ecuador by <a href="http://archinect.com/naturafuturarq" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Natura Futura Arquitectura</a>; Phot...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150016300/this-proposed-luxury-hotel-by-fender-katsalidis-architects-incorporates-a-suspension-bridge This proposed luxury hotel by Fender Katsalidis Architects incorporates a suspension bridge Julia Ingalls 2017-07-06T20:44:00-04:00 >2017-07-06T20:44:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8v/8vjud0xukwcmqtoc.jpg" width="650" height="531" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It will be built from the top down on a suspension bridge, modelled after and painted the colour of the Golden Gate bridge. At its base will be a new 1,075-seat theatre, and below that an excavation site that&rsquo;s 4.5 times as large as the museum&rsquo;s excavation. It is expected to cost over $300m.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In a noteworthy meeting of infrastructure and luxury real estate development, Tasmanian organizer of Hobart's Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) David Walsh believes the people who enjoy the museum will definitely dig an onsite luxury hotel that uses a suspension bridge to support its seven upper storeys. The design has been proposed by Australia's <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/16587198/fender-katsalidis-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fender Katsalidis Architects</a>.</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/78/78xj7k5wxr5qpk8w.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/78/78xj7k5wxr5qpk8w.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>A proposed three-story library. Image: Mona</figcaption><figcaption></figcaption></figure><p>In this article he notes that "you can&rsquo;t usually build a theatre inside a building because when it shakes, the whole building shakes. But because this is a bridge, the top seven floors are suspended from above, and the bottom three floors are built from below. They&rsquo;re not connected to each other &ndash; there&rsquo;s no [noise] transmission. It&rsquo;s the best idea anyone ever had. And it wasn&rsquo;t mine!&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ux/uxk4t5bgp692aiu1.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ux/uxk4t5bgp692aiu1.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>A proposed installation. Image: Mona</figcaption><figcaption></figcaption></figure><p><br></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150016305/see-jeanne-gang-s-hive-get-built-in-this-time-lapse-of-the-national-building-museum-s-newest-installation See Jeanne Gang's 'Hive' get built in this time-lapse of the National Building Museum's newest installation Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-07-06T20:42:00-04:00 >2017-07-06T20:57:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/68/68rda2n4j3f7jo3y.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Every summer, the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/136078/national-building-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Building Museum</a> in Washington D.C. puts on an imaginative <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/819302/summer-block-party" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Summer Block Party</a> series of temporary structures. Past installations that have graced its historic Great Hall have included James Corner's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149956425/dive-into-james-corner-s-field-of-icebergs-now-at-the-national-building-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"ICEBERGS,"</a> Snarkitecture's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135574011/the-beach-to-be-reincarnated-in-arts-competition-for-d-c-s-dupont-underground-initiative" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"BEACH,"</a>&nbsp;and BIG's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103881621/delve-into-the-big-maze-at-the-national-building-museum-in-washington-d-c" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Maze."</a>&nbsp;</p> <p>This year, the museum&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149971071/national-building-museum-selects-studio-gang-to-design-2017-summer-block-party-installation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">tapped Studio Gang</a>&nbsp;to temporarily transform the space. The resulting installation, named "Hive," has opened to the public and will be available to visit through September 4th. The structure, resembling some sort of cross between a beehive and pipe organ, is that tallest structure the Museum has displayed thus far. Built entirely of more than 2,700 wound paper tubes and topping out at 60 feet, it is shocking that it took a mere two weeks to construct.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150016124/editor-s-picks-471 Editor's Picks #471 Nam Henderson 2017-07-06T18:02:00-04:00 >2017-07-06T20:59:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1s/1siat0bjkyrukqoq.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>ICYMI, the always "<em>into it</em>"&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>, sat down with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150011097/discussing-the-role-of-jargon-and-difficulty-with-harvard-gsd-s-k-michael-hays-lisa-haber-thomson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard GSD's K. Michael Hays + Lisa Haber-Thomson</a> to discuss the role of jargon in pedagogy, a new GSD online course offering and the "<em>vexed notion of architecture&rsquo;s autonomy.</em>"&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1970535/will-galloway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway</a> was "<em>very impressed that Michael Hays and Lisa Haber-Thomson agreed to the exchange. That speaks a lot about them, and deserves a lot of respect...</em>" For his part,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/13529719/jeffry-burchard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jeffry Burchard</a> theorized "<em>that there are and have always been three languages of Architecture. They happen to correspond nicely to the audiences of architecture</em>".</p> <p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/zacksemke" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zack Semke</a>&nbsp;highlighted the potentials of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150012180/how-passive-house-design-can-propel-the-clean-energy-transition-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Passive House Design</a>. <strong>Daniel Piselli</strong> chimed in "<em>Great, timely article. Passive House is no longer a fringe concept. Its being proven feasible in the US on projects of multiple scales &amp; types by a growing number of architects &amp; engineers.</em>"&nbsp;Some of you, may be interested in <a href="http://passivhaustrust.org.uk/..." rel="nofollow" target="_blank">related</a> cost research from the UK Passivhaus Trust.</p> <figure><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/9i/9ikysk1fxjc62l6g.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/9i/9ikysk1fxjc62l6g.jpg"></a><br></figure><figure><figcaption></figcaption></figure>News <p>In NCARB related news; they have <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150010871/ncarb-opens-new-path-to-certification-for-architects-from-non-accredited-schools" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">launched</a> th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150016240/l-a-s-skid-row-housing-trust-c-e-o-mike-alvidrez-will-step-down-in-2018 L.A.'s Skid Row Housing Trust C.E.O. Mike Alvidrez will step down in 2018 Julia Ingalls 2017-07-06T17:29:00-04:00 >2017-07-06T17:29:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/73/73b5tw2tnu9cfdpx.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After nearly three decades of involvement with the L.A. Skid Row Housing Trust (and <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149944930/how-4-us-cities-are-applying-architectural-solutions-to-homelessness" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">working relationships with architects including Michael Maltzan and Brooks + Scarpa</a>), C.E.O. <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150011561/can-good-design-cure-la-s-homeless-problem-we-asked-mike-alvidrez-ceo-of-skid-row-housing-trust" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mike Alvidrez</a> has announced his plans to step down next year.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/uc/uch8xtg72hq204ce.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/uc/uch8xtg72hq204ce.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Brooks + Scarpa's homeless housing "The Six" developed in conjunction with the Skid Row Housing Trust. Image: Brooks + Scarpa</figcaption></figure><p>He will remain in an "ambassador"&nbsp;role to help the new leadership, although applicants for that position will not be formally reviewed until later this year. In a statement to <a href="https://archpaper.com/2017/07/mike-alvidrez-skid-row-housing-trust/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architect's Newspaper</a>, Alvidrez noted that "the public perception of supportive housing has forever changed thanks to our partnerships with renowned architects to design beautiful residential and community spaces that foster reconnection, healing, and dignity.&rdquo;</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/b4/b47vxsohy07wz5r5.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/b4/b47vxsohy07wz5r5.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Brooks + Scarpa's homeless housing "The Six" developed in conjunction with the Skid Row Housing Trust. Image: Brooks + Scarpa</figcaption></figure> http://archinect.com/news/article/150016218/need-a-building-in-8-minutes-ten-fold-s-self-deploying-structure-has-got-you-covered Need a building in 8 minutes? Ten Fold's self-deploying structure has got you covered Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-07-06T14:25:00-04:00 >2017-07-07T14:20:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rr/rro1wyp7vy112xpc.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The company says they&rsquo;re fully equipped as soon as they&rsquo;re opened and can be stacked on top of each other. No foundations are necessary, and Ten Fold says the structures can be deployed on sloped or uneven ground. According to the company, &ldquo;The components are modular so almost any arrangement of panels, doors, windows, and service pods is possible.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Need a building in a pinch? Well <a href="https://www.tenfoldengineering.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ten Fold Engineering</a> has got just the thing! In what is sure to take <a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/110330088/glamping" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">glamping</a> to the next level, the company is now offering self-deploying structures that <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/205639/pop-up" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pop-up</a> in under ten minutes and come fully equipped. The structures are designed to offer 689 square feet of space and 706 cubic feet of storage and can be transported by a standard truck. Due to the family of pin-jointed linkages, little power is required for installation and the only tool necessary for assembly is a hand-held battery drill. The structures are easily customized for various usages and could be deployed as medical clinics, beach houses, supermarkets and/or offices to name a few. The current cost is $129,330.</p>