Archinect - News 2017-01-17T23:19:58-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149987007/deborah-berke-designed-stylish-sustainable-tower-opens-in-indianapolis Deborah Berke-designed stylish, sustainable tower opens in Indianapolis Julia Ingalls 2017-01-17T17:13:00-05:00 >2017-01-17T17:19:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jv/jv4o4euan7x7flud.jpg" width="650" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Nine glassed-in, metal-fin bearing stories make up the new Deborah Berke Partners-designed Cummins Indy Tower, which officially opens this month. With its "projections and inflections," the building simultaneously juts and struts through the metropolis, creating a slender and ecologically conscious corporate HQ.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xg/xgqbe1tvenh6tg25.jpg"></p><p>Referring to Cummins' past collaborations with architects like Eero Saarinen and Kevin Roche, Deborah Berke notes that &ldquo;over the decades, Cummins has demonstrated a commitment to great design that benefits its employees, its customers, and the community. This building carries that legacy forward with an environmentally sustainable design that dignifies the work going on inside while enhancing the urban realm.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/93/9302jciuvy0oznl8.jpg"></p><p>The building&rsquo;s articulated facades and distinctive form serve a purpose&mdash;to create a comfortable, light-filled work environment for employees that adds to the vitality on Market Street. Adding some muscle to the great bones of downtown Indianapolis, the park is a public am...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986970/do-architecture-awards-matter Do architecture awards matter? Julia Ingalls 2017-01-17T14:16:00-05:00 >2017-01-17T15:40:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i3/i3qcc9bqrobr3j1j.jpg" width="650" height="493" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Almost singing the refrain, "What do awards have to do with it?" writer <a href="http://commonedge.org/do-architecture-awards-matter/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ben Willis </a>investigates the disconnect between the plethora of architectural awards, both those that recognize aesthetics and those that focus on data-driven technical specs, and the public's (and for that matter, other architects') incomprehension of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/145812094/why-is-the-pritzker-such-a-big-deal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">what these prizes mean</a>. With so many awards and so many buildings that fellow professionals have never visited or heard of before the merit is given, what exactly is the value of an architectural award? Using an Oscar analogy, Willis explains just what he's talking about: &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><em>Whereas non-filmmakers have access to nearly all of the films considered for major film awards, most non-architects don&rsquo;t have first-hand experience with any of the buildings and designers being considered for awards. Many casual movie-goers know what defines an award-winning movie, and yet the criteria used to define award-winning buildings are often so disconnected from the public&rsquo;s experience...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986965/revised-design-for-the-eisenhower-memorial-released Revised design for the Eisenhower memorial released Nicholas Korody 2017-01-17T12:59:00-05:00 >2017-01-17T12:59:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hr/hry24dtvznyys5v5.jpg" width="650" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The road to a Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial has been anything but smooth. Frank Gehry&rsquo;s original plans for the project were nixed by critics&mdash;most notably, the Eisenhower family. But, finally, all parties reached an agreement last fall and the project is going forward. Now, Gehry and Partners and AECOM have released images of the (hopefully) final design, which will be presented publicly later this month.</p><p>The revision include changing the image depicted on the massive 440 ft.-long woven-metal tapestry. Previously, the image was going to depict Abilene, Kansas, where Eisenhower grew up. Now it&rsquo;s going to show an aerial view of Normandy, site of the D-Day invasion. Additionally, a statue of a young Eisenhower was moved from the center of the site to its margins.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tv/tvrs138ll9ge1194.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6o/6otvonznnzuv4i5l.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fc/fcgszot44gj2fzxk.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986836/geoff-manaugh-takes-a-look-inside-lax-s-impressive-airport-security-apparatus Geoff Manaugh takes a look inside LAX's impressive airport security apparatus Alexander Walter 2017-01-16T20:43:00-05:00 >2017-01-16T20:50:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/aj/ajs6wyk54r6wyj9u.jpg" width="650" height="455" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the summer of 2014, Anthony McGinty and Michelle Sosa were hired by Los Angeles World Airports to lead a unique, new classified intelligence unit on the West Coast. After only two years, their global scope and analytic capabilities promise to rival the agencies of a small nation-state. Their roles suggest an intriguing new direction for infrastructure protection in an era when threats are as internationally networked as they are hard to predict.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Being the world's fifth-busiest airport (74,937,004 travelers passed through LAX in 2015) makes this infrastructure megaproject one of the top-ranked terrorist and aviation targets in the country. With billions of dollars spent on the usual airport expansion and modernization projects in recent decades came also the need for enhanced anti-terrorism capabilities that gave birth to its own classified intelligence unit.</p><p>"Under the moniker of &ldquo;critical infrastructure protection,&rdquo; energy-production, transportation-logistics, waste-disposal, and other sites have been transformed from often-overlooked megaprojects on the edge of the metropolis into the heavily fortified, tactical crown jewels of the modern state," <a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/01/threat-center/510644/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manaugh writes</a>. "Bridges, tunnels, ports, dams, pipelines, and airfields have an emergent geopolitical clout that now rivals democratically elected civic institutions."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986813/aia-names-11-winning-projects-in-2017-institute-honor-awards-architecture-category AIA names 11 winning projects in 2017 Institute Honor Awards Architecture category Justine Testado 2017-01-16T18:29:00-05:00 >2017-01-17T12:20:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6e/6eel74yt8xc503tt.jpg" width="650" height="520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The AIA recently revealed the winners of the 2017 AIA Institute Honors Awards, which are regarded as the profession's highest recognition for outstanding projects in the categories of architecture, interior architecture, and urban design...Out of nearly 700 submissions, a total of 23 recipients won awards.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Take a peek at some of the 2017 Architecture category winners:</p><p><strong>Aspen Art Museum</strong>; Aspen, CO by Shigeru Ban Architects; Associate Firm: CCY Architects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uy/uy8zgaa8ioo8d0y8.jpg"></p><p><strong>&#8203;Carnegie Hall Studio Towers Renovation Project</strong>; New York, NY by Iu + Bibliowicz Architects LLP</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8d/8dwfk3vuxlaip7eh.jpg"></p><p><strong>&#8203;The Six Affordable Veteran Housing</strong>; Los Angeles, CA by Brooks + Scarpa. Photo: Tara Wujcik.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3o/3o6hb357zzt0ixue.jpg"></p><p>(cover image) <strong>Grace Farms</strong>; New Canaan, CT by SANAA; Associate Firm: Handel Architects.</p><p>Find the rest of the category winners <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5407/winners-of-the-2017-aia-institute-honor-awards-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986704/paris-mayor-announces-300m-eiffel-tower-renovation Paris mayor announces €300M Eiffel Tower renovation Alexander Walter 2017-01-16T13:05:00-05:00 >2017-01-16T18:25:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3n/3n1o01wsckox6ivp.jpg" width="650" height="446" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Eiffel Tower is to undergo a &euro;300m, 15-year refurbishment, Paris&rsquo;s mayor Anne Hidalgo announced on Friday. [...] The planned refurbishment is intended to bolster the French capital&rsquo;s bids to host another World&rsquo;s Fair in 2025 and, before that, the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic games [...]. The project will be managed by the tower&rsquo;s operator, the Soci&eacute;t&eacute; d&rsquo;Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel, a public service company wholly owned by the City Council.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The 15-year refurbishment of this most-visited monument anywhere in the world (the 127-year-old wrought iron structure has been operating at its maximum capacity of about 7 million visitors since 2003, according to Wikipedia)&nbsp;will take more than a few buckets of paint and also comprises the modernization of the elevators, viewing gallery, security and access facilities, as well as the light show systems.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986400/frank-lloyd-wright-s-tirranna-home-in-new-canaan-ct-for-sale Frank Lloyd Wright’s ‘Tirranna’ home in New Canaan, CT for sale DianePham 2017-01-13T13:52:00-05:00 >2017-01-17T23:06:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r3/r3v4nynal83k470l.jpg" width="650" height="492" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For the first time in 20 years, Frank Lloyd Wright&lsquo;s &ldquo;Tirranna&rdquo; home in New Canaan, CT is on the market. The home was built just before his death on a 15-acre wooded estate, has been listed for $8M by the estate of its long-time owner, the late memorabilia mogul and philanthropist Ted Stanley. Though renovated, the horse-shaped home maintains its original architectural integrity.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ds/dsjm0dg7ae91btf6.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8w/8ws1jbl0818r0qy2.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986398/oma-gets-permission-to-move-forward-with-major-manchester-project OMA gets permission to move forward with major Manchester project Nicholas Korody 2017-01-13T13:33:00-05:00 >2017-01-17T23:06:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2g/2gmeg1rjolhq4cze.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>OMA has moved one step closer to securing its first major public project in the UK: the Factory, a proposed &pound;110M arts center for Manchester, was just given the go-ahead by city councillors.&nbsp;</p><p>On a site that once housed the Granada Studios, the Factory is intended to significantly boost Manchester&rsquo;s cultural capital. It&rsquo;s an integral part of a larger project, which received a pledge of &pound;78M worth of public money back in 2014 and will provide some 2,400 new homes, three hotels, as well as a commercial space.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/av/avilkdt7fdwhsu2c.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pl/pl43ex4ib9rzmyfi.jpg"></p><p>The 12,077 square meter Factory will comprise a massive, 7,000 capacity glass cube intended to house performances, experimental productions, and other cultural events. The rendering shows a large, irregular form adjoining the cube.</p><p>OMA beat out Zaha Hadid and Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly, among other big name firms, to secure the commission.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qi/qimr2xl7urhd628x.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kw/kwic66jvmrqthp9s.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0w/0wtws8qlfwsutrkg.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986393/a-hyper-democratic-housing-complex-in-copenhagen-combines-community-input-with-contextual-design A "hyper-democratic" housing complex in Copenhagen combines community input with contextual design Nicholas Korody 2017-01-13T13:12:00-05:00 >2017-01-17T23:11:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p5/p5fofzwx5vqb1fu8.jpg" width="650" height="452" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Kr&oslash;yers Plads, a five-story housing project in the center of Copenhagen, has just finished construction. The site, previously a &ldquo;gap&rdquo; in a continuous row of warehouses, is adjacent to the Copenhagen harbor. Designed by the Danish architects Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects and COBE, the award-winning project is based on a &ldquo;hyper-democratic&rdquo; approach, in which &ldquo; folded roofs and architectural heaviness create a dialogue between old and new, and a modern, empathetic interpretation of the architectural uniqueness of the old Copenhagen warehouses.&rdquo; According to the designers, &ldquo;hyper-democratic&rdquo; means that the building was designed with intensive community input and site-specific gestures.</p><p>&rdquo;The neighbours were for instance invited to help define the height of the buildings and to help select the materials &ndash; both crucial for the way the new Kr&oslash;yers Plads relates to its surroundings. Instead of inventing a new building typology, Kr&oslash;yers Plads became a reinvention of the one already found adjace...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986352/antarctic-architecture-is-getting-snazzier Antarctic architecture is getting snazzier Nam Henderson 2017-01-13T12:35:00-05:00 >2017-01-13T12:48:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2c/2c3gtcacsdedzz82.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Antarctic stations have become the equivalent of embassies on the ice.."They are showcases for a nation's interests in Antarctica - status symbols" says Prof Anne-Marie Brady, editor-in-chief of the Polar Journal and author of China as a Polar Great Power.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Matthew Teller reviews some of the latest designs for Antarctic research bases. At first they were simple wooden huts, then later&nbsp;"<em>a few wooden huts inside giant steel tubes</em>".&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gh/gh06pvaitfmkqiq5.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986262/the-department-of-interior-announces-24-new-national-historic-landmarks The Department of Interior announces 24 new National Historic Landmarks Nicholas Korody 2017-01-12T21:02:00-05:00 >2017-01-17T23:09:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yl/yl710vzfldix45z3.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Earlier today, the U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced 24 new National Historic Landmarks. Defined as &ldquo;historic properties of exceptional value to the nation [that promote] the preservation efforts of federal, state, and local agencies and Native American tribes, as well as those of private organizations and individuals,&rdquo; the designation comes with technical assistance, recognition, and funding. Notably, the Neutra Studio and Residence (<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/45241/neutra-vdl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">VDL House</a>) in Los Angeles, which has hosted several Archinect events in the past, was added to the list.</p><p>&ldquo;These 24 new designations depict different threads of the American story that have been told through activism, architecture, music, and religious observance,&rdquo; said Secretary Jewell. &ldquo;Their designation ensures future generations have the ability to learn from the past as we preserve and protect the historic value of these properties and the more than 2,500 other landmarks nationwide.&rdquo;</p><p>Here are the new historical landmarks, with des...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986255/death-is-in-the-details-photographic-survey-of-a-mall-about-to-be-torn-down Death is in the details: photographic survey of a mall about to be torn down Julia Ingalls 2017-01-12T20:23:00-05:00 >2017-01-17T23:11:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jk/jkckx2ptmyn3sxwy.jpg" width="650" height="453" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Its architecture is painfully lost in its own time and its updates only confuse by neither integrating well into the original structure or standing out as truly contemporary. The pink kiosks, orange tiles, teal chairs and green paneled rooms, the purple plush seating in the JC Penny dressing room, and the bright blue tiered entryways are, along with other decor flourishes, seemingly random, with no coherent pattern.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Declaring that "the&nbsp;dying mall narrative" already peaked a few years ago,&nbsp;Tag Hartman-Simkins decides to photographically zero in on the details of an old mall in Galesburg, Illinois that is about to be torn down and replaced with an updated, outdoor mixed-use space. His careful observations of everything from the floor tile to the overhead music to the way mirrors are arranged in dressing rooms create a nuanced and affecting portrait of long gone times.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986180/shenzhen-s-design-society-to-feature-v-a-gallery-for-its-october-2017-opening Shenzhen's Design Society to feature V&A gallery for its October 2017 opening Julia Ingalls 2017-01-12T13:38:00-05:00 >2017-01-12T13:45:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k2/k2vy2ey0xx6g7imp.jpg" width="625" height="391" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As brand-new collaborations go, the Shenzhen Design Society's choice to feature London's V&amp;A gallery as part of its cultural hub opening this October isn't too shocking, unless you consider that galleries of Chinese art and photography aren't necessarily a common feature of the global art world circuit. The inclusion of the gallery is partly a tribute to the V&amp;A's numerous exhibitions that showcased Chinese culture in Europe, including one of the first exhibitions on contemporary Chinese film and photography in 2005 (!).&nbsp;According to <a href="http://http://www.lonelyplanet.com/news/2017/01/03/shenzhen-design-society/#ixzz4VZcDY8bh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lonely Planet</a>, the hub's goal is to "focus on the history of groundbreaking design, with the aim of opening a dialogue on how design can be a catalyst for social change."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986054/editor-s-picks-461 Editor's Picks #461 Nam Henderson 2017-01-12T12:08:00-05:00 >2017-01-12T21:33:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6a/6ao9e45poftbfoc7.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;talked with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149982626/michael-rotondi-opens-up-about-the-faith-propelling-his-life-and-work" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Rotondi</a>, a man of deeply-held spiritual convictions, about his spiritual practice and how it affects his architectural and educational practices.</p><p>To wit;</p><p>"<em>What you learn from the Buddhists, the Tibetan Buddhists in particular, is that you work on yourself first and foremost because the&nbsp;</em><em>healthier you are the healthier you are going to make everybody in your sphere of influence&hellip;.Most importantly for me, architecture is a pretext for the relationships that you can begin to construct and develop over time. Life is one architecture in my world...I see my role as an architect and the role that architecture has in the world is much different.</em>"</p><p>Some readers (<strong>Tim W</strong>) cautioned "<em>mentoring of students in muddy thinking early on</em>"&nbsp;questioning the practical utility of "<em>pseudoscience, spiritual mash-ups</em>". Most others, saw (at least) some value in an "<em>open mind</em>"&nbsp;or at least "<em>model agnosticism</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wv/wvs5akmad9qgv61b.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/evanchakroff" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Evan Chakroff</a> shared his thoughts on <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149983483/no-particular-place-to-go-cuba-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a visit to Cuba</a>. The trip inclu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149985975/within-and-without-architecture Within and Without Architecture Places Journal 2017-01-11T17:36:00-05:00 >2017-01-15T15:23:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mv/mvl20dpohdozwrl5.jpg" width="650" height="354" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The imaginative possibilities of miniature things lie not in their being shrunken versions of a larger thing. The world of the miniature opens to reveal a secret life.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Sometimes you encounter a thing that is not &ldquo;properly&rdquo; architectural, but which yet has something profound to say about the discipline. In her latest article for <em>Places</em>, columnist Naomi Stead is drawn by a cartoon from&nbsp;<em>The New Yorker&nbsp;</em>to consider the relationships between the miniature, the uncanny, and mise en abyme in architecture.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149985916/construction-begins-on-varso-tower-set-to-become-poland-s-tallest-building Construction begins on Varso Tower, set to become Poland's tallest building Nicholas Korody 2017-01-11T13:19:00-05:00 >2017-01-11T14:57:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ct/ct4kaado2i4p8s54.jpg" width="650" height="919" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At 53 stories tall, the Foster + Partners-designed Varso Tower is set to become the tallest building Poland. Construction has just begun on the office tower, which is being developed by HB Reavis and is part of a complex that includes two other buildings designed by Hermanowicz Rowski Architects. It will also have an observation deck&mdash;one of the highest in Europe&mdash;where tourists can ogle Warsaw&rsquo;s skyline.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jq/jqxe52364vmyni7p.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;We believe that Varso Tower will have a unique place on Warsaw&rsquo;s skyline, but most importantly it will establish a new destination capable of revitalising this urban quarter, right in the heart of the city. The building contains high-quality and flexible office space, but it also makes an important contribution to the city with its glazed public courtyard at ground level and the spectacular viewing platforms with restaurants at the top. These public galleries offer panoramic views of the city to everyone. We are really looking forward to construction." said Grant Brooker, Head of Stu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149985790/la-is-selected-for-george-lucas-s-museum-of-narrative-art LA is selected for George Lucas's Museum of Narrative Art Paul Petrunia 2017-01-10T23:19:00-05:00 >2017-01-13T09:58:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/00/001eee180215leku.jpg" width="650" height="456" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After years of planning, negotiations and speculation, filmmaker George Lucas has chosen Los Angeles to be the home for his museum honoring visual storytelling. It will display his personal collection of fine and popular art, including Norman Rockwell paintings, Mad Magazine covers, photography, children's art, as well as Hollywood props and visual effects from his famous movie franchise Star Wars.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"South Los Angeles's Promise Zone best positions the museum to have the greatest impact on the broader community, fulfilling our goal of inspiring, engaging and educating a broad and diverse visitorship," reads a statement from the board of directors for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. "Exposition Park is a magnet for the region and accessible from all parts of the city. As a museum uniquely focused on narrative art, we look forward to becoming part of a dynamic museum community, surrounded by more than 100 elementary and high schools, one of the country's leading universities as well as three other world-class museums."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149985778/aamodt-plumb-architects-resigns-from-the-aia-over-robert-ivy-s-conciliatory-comments-toward-trump Aamodt/Plumb Architects resigns from the AIA over Robert Ivy's conciliatory comments toward Trump Julia Ingalls 2017-01-10T19:54:00-05:00 >2017-01-15T22:51:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tn/tnl048g5iqn1zhnf.jpg" width="639" height="423" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Don't pay your national AIA dues if you don't agree with the direction of the association. At least, that's what Mette Aamodt is doing this year. According to a press release issued by the firm, Aamodt explains that she:&nbsp;</p><p><em>is calling on architects to join her in refusing to work for clients&nbsp;engaged in discrimination, human rights violations, tyranny and exploitation. AIA&nbsp;National dues are due this week and every member has to make a choice about&nbsp;where they stand.</em></p><p><em>Together&nbsp;with her partner Andrew Plumb, Aamodt and their firm Aamodt / Plumb Architects&nbsp;is raising money to start a non-profit organization dedicated to education and&nbsp;advocacy around quality construction techniques, healthy materials and fair&nbsp;labor practices. &ldquo;We have just elected one of the world&rsquo;s worst developers as&nbsp;President, who exploits people and natural resources to build junk buildings&nbsp;that benefit no one but himself,&rdquo; says Mette Aamodt. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s time for architects&nbsp;to take a stand and fight back, rather than rolling ove...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149985760/is-george-lucas-pitting-l-a-against-s-f-for-his-lucas-museum-of-narrative-art Is George Lucas pitting L.A. against S.F. for his Lucas Museum of Narrative Art? Julia Ingalls 2017-01-10T17:11:00-05:00 >2017-01-15T15:25:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mz/mznndhruh39u0aua.jpg" width="650" height="248" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>But so far, Lucas hasn&rsquo;t found a permanent home for his museum. The monumental project has brought him almost as much grief as Jar Jar Binks, the prequel creature from the planet Naboo with an oddly Jamaican accent that some found racially offensive.</p></em><br /><br /><p>George Lucas' multi-year, oft-imperiled quest to find a site for his museum is chronicled in this&nbsp;<a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-01-03/george-lucas-can-t-give-his-1-5-billion-museum-away" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bloomberg</a> article, which highlights the difficulties of using only the force of one's personality (and the promise of a "gift" of a museum to a city) to cut through local politics and bureaucracy. According to this article, signs indicate that the filmmaker may be attempting to get Los Angeles and San Francisco to compete against one another for the institution in hopes of speeding up the process (and securing the best site).</p><p>Other Lucas Museum of Narrative Art news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149975543/check-out-mad-s-new-la-and-sf-designs-for-the-lucas-museum-of-narrative-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check out MAD's new LA and SF designs for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957413/oma-s-glass-mushroom-the-lucas-museum-that-could-have-been" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA's glass mushroom: the Lucas Museum that could have been</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946217/embattled-lucas-museum-may-move-to-s-f-s-treasure-island" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Embattled Lucas Museum may move to S.F.'s Treasure Island</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149985703/when-art-architects-life-city-from-bollywood-film-bahubali-the-beginning-may-become-actual-location-in-india When art architects life: city from Bollywood film "Bahubali: The Beginning" may become actual location in India Julia Ingalls 2017-01-10T14:03:00-05:00 >2017-01-10T14:03:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ew/ewio5qvli9bdpft9.jpg" width="650" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>While the architecture in real cities has sometimes become the jumping off point for imaginary structures in cinema (think: the Los Angeles of <em>Blade Runner</em>) the reverse seems to be happening in India, where a filmmaker is being asked to design real structures based on the imagined buildings that appeared in his film. According to <a href="https://qz.com/872747/andhra-pradesh-wants-to-build-a-new-city-that-looks-like-an-ancient-kingdom-from-bollywood-blockbuster-bahubali/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Quartz.com</a>:</p><p>"Andhra Pradesh&rsquo;s chief minister Chandrababu Naidu wants Rajamouli, the Telugu filmmaker behind the blockbuster&nbsp;<em>Bahubali: The Beginning</em>, to contribute his design skills to the architecture of the main government and administrative complex of Amaravati&mdash;the proposed capital of Naidu&rsquo;s newly truncated state."</p><p>Here's a trailer for the film, which showcases the imagined city of Mahishmati:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149985559/philip-johnson-designed-interfaith-peace-chapel-vandalized-in-dallas Philip Johnson-designed Interfaith Peace Chapel vandalized in Dallas Alexander Walter 2017-01-09T21:13:00-05:00 >2017-01-11T01:15:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sc/scc88c12x70uztrd.jpg" width="650" height="445" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dallas police were at Cathedral of Hope [...] investigating graffiti painted onto the church&rsquo;s&nbsp;Interfaith Peace Chapel. The building was vandalized at about 11 p.m. on Wednesday night, according to the Rev. Neil Cazares-Thomas, CoH&rsquo;s lead pastor. [...] The spray-painted message included a Louisiana phone number and referred to a car as a &ldquo;Brown Chivy Suburbin.&rdquo; The name &ldquo;Johntion Kimbrou&rdquo; &mdash; possibly &ldquo;Kimbrow&rdquo; &mdash; was also painted on the church, along with a reference to &ldquo;kitty porn.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e6/e6953b323106b8431bf089cc09665b76.jpg"><br><em>Image via Dallas Voice</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149985528/take-a-look-at-zha-s-competition-entry-for-the-neue-nationalgalerie-extension-in-berlin Take a look at ZHA's competition entry for the Neue Nationalgalerie extension in Berlin Nicholas Korody 2017-01-09T17:06:00-05:00 >2017-01-11T21:15:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8h/8h9sbnka7e1j5yzl.jpg" width="650" height="461" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Patrik Schumacher, the current head of Zaha Hadid Architects, posted a few photos on his Facebook showing the firm's designs for the Neue Nationalgalerie extension competition. Over 40 firms participated in the competition before Herzog and de Meuron were announced as the winners.&nbsp;The Danish office Lundgaard &amp; Tranberg took second place and the third prize was awarded to the Berlin-based office Bruno Fioretti Marquez. The project brief stipulated that the design must complement the existing Neue Nationalgalerie building, which was designed by Mies van der Rohe.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lg/lg0s0t6zh4rn0gyq.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fj/fjikzdw5y0yjh0zy.jpg"></p><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941758/zha-after-zaha-patrik-schumacher-on-zaha-and-what-s-next-for-the-firm-on-archinect-sessions-61" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ZHA after Zaha: Patrik Schumacher on Zaha and what's next for the firm, on Archinect Sessions #61</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134106713/introducing-liberland-an-aspirational-libertarian-micro-nation-along-the-danube" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Introducing Liberland, an aspirational libertarian micro-nation along the Danube</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/128885228/op-ed-beyond-stars-icons-and-much-more-by-patrik-schumacher" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Op-Ed: Beyond Stars, Icons and Much More, by Patrik Schumacher</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149985189/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-concrete-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Concrete" Pinterest Board Archinect 2017-01-06T16:10:00-05:00 >2017-01-12T02:06:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2y/2ytx3d3z21zhz99a.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 <em><a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/concrete/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Concrete</a></em>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d2/d2a7kac0gyuz87ib.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/dominique-coulon-associes/project/gymnasium-in-clamart" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gymnasium</a> in Clamart, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/dominique-coulon-associes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dominique Coulon &amp; associ&eacute;s</a>; Photo: Eugeni Pons</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kr/kr575l1t7zcamxe4.jpg"></p><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></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/er/erqg3n8mwtsemh1f.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/eskewdumezripple/project/st-pius-chapel-prayer-garden2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">St. Pius Chapel &amp; Prayer Garden</a> in New Orleans, LA by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/eskewdumezripple" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eskew+Dumez+Ripple</a> (Architects of Record)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2x/2x4djdlmbssqty2w.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/54428815/yoojeongheon-in-jeju/149970556" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YooJeongHeon</a> in Jeju, South Korea by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/54428815/studio_gaon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">studio_GAON</a>; Photo: Youngchae Park</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jn/jnmzb9d1jlksbkbx.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/bureaudechange/project/slab-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Slab House</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/bureaudechange" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bureau de Change</a>; Photo: Ben Blossom</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/82/82f2fqo82l31qvdh.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/149971019/uch2-university-of-brighton/149975379" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCH2, University of Brighton</a> in Brighton, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/149971019/proctor-matthews-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Proctor &amp; Matthews Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a2/a2lpav8huy0ia4u7.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/2507/nardini-research-centre-and-auditorium-bassano-del-grappa-vicenza/149958799" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nardini Research Centre and Auditorium</a> in Vicenza, Italy 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/yg/yg0mrktsarspt1ou.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/ljuliensehl/project/chapel-rainforest-international-school2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chapel, Rainforest International School</a> in Yaound&eacute;, Cameroon by <a href="http://archinect.com/methoddesign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Method Design Architecture + Urbanism</a>; ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149985053/designers-want-to-transform-elevators-into-fashionable-and-functional-room-s Designers want to transform elevators into "fashionable and functional room(s)" Julia Ingalls 2017-01-05T20:25:00-05:00 >2017-01-08T23:41:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kf/kfxu09chcu98tzkl.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Forget climbing stars, or even walking laterally--in the increasingly dense and rapid reality of urban life, elevators have become a major part of daily living. According to <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/dec/23/meteoric-rise-lifts-magnetic-smart-elevators-transform-cities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Guardian</a>, major elevator designers like Otis are considering re-designing the elevator to become a more comfortable and friendly space. Precisely what form this will take is a bit unclear, but it may involve more stylish decor, and perhaps even a change in elevator culture itself (the reason most elevators have the floor number display up so high is to give people an excuse not to have to make eye contact with each other).&nbsp;</p><p>Elevators, making news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140539509/thyssenkrupp-premieres-1-3-scale-model-of-its-multi-rope-less-elevator-system" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ThyssenKrupp premieres 1:3 scale model of its MULTI rope-less elevator system</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128864326/japan-s-simple-logic-for-putting-toilets-in-elevators" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Japan's simple logic for putting toilets in elevators</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114964411/rising-towers-escalate-need-for-faster-lifts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rising Towers Escalate Need for Faster Lifts</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149985035/can-late-modernism-survive-the-near-future Can late modernism survive the near future? Julia Ingalls 2017-01-05T18:32:00-05:00 >2017-01-09T14:01:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yl/ylegkxgb5e8qt29h.jpg" width="650" height="520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>All across Los Angeles, buildings by the city's most important firms face preservation threats. Rejected and outmoded, can late modernism find love?</p></em><br /><br /><p>What is the value of history in a city known for its ephemerality? (Hint: um, not much, unless everyone agrees it is pretty.) In this <a href="http://www.laweekly.com/arts/can-preservationists-save-las-late-modernist-landmarks-from-the-wrecking-ball-7784088" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">piece for the L.A. Weekly</a>, Mimi Zeiger thoroughly investigates the state of late modernist structures in the City of Angels, and how likely it is that many of these often repurposed (and unfortunately altered) buildings will survive changing public tastes. While the LAX theme building has been legally protected from demolition, other notable works--like William L. Pereira's original LACMA buildings--haven't met with the same preservationist zeal.&nbsp;</p><p>Modernism, in the news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938550/le-corbusier-s-cit-de-refuge-in-paris-to-reopen-after-restoration" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Le Corbusier's Cit&eacute; de Refuge in Paris to reopen after restoration</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937684/will-mies-van-der-rohe-s-wolf-house-rise-again" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Mies van der Rohe&rsquo;s Wolf House rise again?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145515699/winners-of-the-african-modernism-book-giveaway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winners of the "African Modernism" book giveaway</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149984970/ceiling-tile-that-wirelessly-charges-devices-unveiled-at-ces-2017 Ceiling tile that wirelessly charges devices unveiled at CES 2017 Julia Ingalls 2017-01-05T17:24:00-05:00 >2017-01-08T23:41:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a6/a6ow59yowmvlbqdw.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The days of having to purchase astonishingly expensive replacement charging plugs accidentally left behind on trips, or for that matter of lugging around charging plugs in general, may be over. At this year's CES in Las Vegas, licensing company Ossia is unveiling a drop ceiling tile that purports to wirelessly charge a variety of devices, depending of course on how close the device is to the tile. The more tiles, the chargier: up to four Cota Tiles can be combined to provide the maximum radius and charge to those battery-draining devices. As the press release explains:</p><p><em>Each Cota Tile contains Ossia's wireless power smart antenna technology that automatically powers Cota-enabled devices &mdash; from tablets to smoke alarms.&nbsp;Cota Tile has proven safe for operation around people, pets and plants. It is environmentally friendly and does not interfere with Wi-Fi or other wireless technologies while continuously streaming power to multiple Cota-enabled devices, even as they move around a room. C...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149984950/one-brick-per-bible-verse-in-napp-studio-s-enormous-lightbulb-infused-archive-of-light One brick per Bible verse in Napp Studio's enormous, lightbulb-infused "Archive of Light" Julia Ingalls 2017-01-05T14:44:00-05:00 >2017-01-09T14:01:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s5/s57mfmlrapxza25s.jpg" width="650" height="235" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The imaginary realm of architecture frequently ventures off into scales that are improbable, if not outright impossible, on the politically and gravitationally constrained Earth (think <a href="http://archinect.com/news/gallery/49049634/13/editor-s-picks-265" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&Eacute;tienne-Louis Boull&eacute;e</a>, or <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/143383898/a-continuation-of-his-way-of-being-an-interview-with-the-editor-of-slow-manifesto-lebbeus-woods-blog" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lebbeus Woods</a>). In a similar if less secular vein, Napp Studio has conceived of an enormous, walkable brick wall that would feature every verse of the bible and/or other spiritual texts inscribed on titled, lightbulb-illuminated bricks. The idea here is to create the sensation of leafing through a book page by page, with each page being loosely represented by a brick.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7i/7iplth28hoouqdnd.jpg"></p><p>As the architects note, "The bricks are books written with text of living stories of the everyday reality, yet, a reality with hope. Hope is the most significant spiritual grain we rely on when facing the sometime harsh life, it provides us with strength and will &ndash; the light to live on." The massive scale of the project does not place it beyond the realm of the possible, although there's no word yet of an officia...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149984955/british-antarctic-survey-announces-construction-partner-to-modernize-uk-polar-research-facilities British Antarctic Survey announces construction partner to modernize UK polar research facilities Alexander Walter 2017-01-05T14:42:00-05:00 >2017-01-08T23:40:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0d/0d71dd3899081132ccfae5b2bc17ee97.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Construction expert BAM has been chosen to partner with British Antarctic Survey (BAS) to modernise UK Antarctic and other research facilities, enabling British scientists to continue delivering world class research into some of the most important issues facing our planet. [...] Commissioned by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), this long-term UK partnership will last between 7-10 years and is worth an estimated &pound;100m.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Construction near the South Pole comes with its own set of challenges which the winning bidder, BAM International, along with its UK arm, BAM Nuttall, promises to master with years of expertise&nbsp;in working in remote parts of the world.&nbsp;</p><p>The&nbsp;British Antarctic Survey's announcement yesterday went on to say:</p><p><em>"The Antarctic construction projects will present unique challenges given the continent is the highest, driest, coldest and windiest on Earth, and most construction work will need to be completed during the four month window of the Antarctic summer. Construction workers will live and work alongside science teams in harsh and remote environments, sometimes in sub-zero temperatures."</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s7/s7kgchkg9oevdrqe.jpg"></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149982575/architect-gustav-dusing-selected-for-inagural-antarctic-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect Gustav Dusing selected for inagural Antarctic Biennial</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144576879/forget-it-jake-it-s-antarctica-nations-jostle-to-establish-influence-at-the-world-s-end" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Forget it, Jake, it's Antarctica: nations jostle to establish influence at the world's end</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/66652455/halley-vi-antarctic-research-station-opens-february-5" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Halley VI Antarctic research station opens February 5</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149984941/watch-a-meditative-and-breathtaking-aerial-survey-of-the-l-a-river Watch a meditative and breathtaking aerial survey of the L.A. River Julia Ingalls 2017-01-05T14:26:00-05:00 >2017-01-05T14:54:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e4/e4bgmir2p3mjyhai.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Only one thing is certain now that <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149966972/to-ignore-this-is-to-ignore-one-of-the-great-resources-of-the-region-frank-gehry-on-the-la-river-revitalization-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry</a> has undertaken the plan to revitalize the LA River: in the future, it will be different.</p><p>Check out Archinect's extensive coverage of the LA River Redevelopment, including interviews with major players like Mia Lehrer via the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/646036/next-up" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Next Up</a> series...</p><p></p><p></p><p>This elegant aerial video by Chang Kim captures the current state of the concrete-channeled river, offering not only a meditative journey over freeway overpasses, opportunistic scrub brush and litter-choked rivulets, but a lush historic record of what this city's main water artery was, whatever it may eventually become. With a spare piano soundtrack composed by Nils Frahm, the video comes in at just under five minutes:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149984928/poissy-galore-artfully-frames-green-public-space-on-the-banks-of-the-seine "Poissy Galore" artfully frames green public space on the banks of the Seine Julia Ingalls 2017-01-05T13:27:00-05:00 >2017-01-09T14:02:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7s/7swadafojuygd41d.jpg" width="650" height="696" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Situated in Carri&egrave;re-Sous-Poissy&nbsp;in France along the River Seine, "Poissy Galore" by Armengaud Armengaud Cianchetta (AAC) and Herlach Hartmann Frommenwiler (HHF) is designed primarily as an ecological public space for both Parisian residents and far-flung visitors. Consisting of an observatory, an insect museum and a visitor center, the project title is an apt play on the James Bond film, both in terms of its expansiveness and playfulness. The inventive timber construction and visually arresting angular framing is as much a part of the project's allure as its nuanced integration into its 113 hectare site.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4h/4hm4ls1tto8u2eka.jpg"></p><p>As the architects explain, "With the exception of the observatory, which is a steel construction,&nbsp;the collection of pavilions and small 'follies' is based on a modular wood system, repeating and combining different sized and angled timber frames."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6v/6vdvt3lzwbzqkltf.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/eb/ebffxkguoh8nl3w9.jpg"></p><p>In addition to the public spaces, the project also has private offices and storage, including facilities to raise insects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j2/j22fxjdrtn5tine1.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n3/n3b8xfne1ltwnrjd.jpg"></p><p>The latest in F...</p>