Archinect - News 2016-06-29T16:02:42-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149954910/another-speedy-pyonghattan-skyscraper-project-is-underway Another speedy “Pyonghattan” skyscraper project is underway Justine Testado 2016-06-29T14:55:00-04:00 >2016-06-29T14:55:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a4/a448z8dgd4ugvfvm.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hoping to show the world his country is doing just fine despite sanctions and outside pressure over its nuclear weapons program, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has put his soldier-builders to work on yet another major [skyscraper] project Pyongyang&rsquo;s new Pyonghattan, officially called &ldquo;Ryomyong Street,&rdquo; is to have the country&rsquo;s tallest apartment building, at 70 stories, along with a 50-story building and a handful of smaller ones in the 30-40 story range.</p></em><br /><br /><p>&ldquo;[Kim's] soldier-builders are now putting up the frames for each new floor at the reportedly breakneck-pace of 14 hours to get it all done by the end of the year.&rdquo;</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143668960/pyongyang-speed-north-korea-miraculously-cranks-out-massive-residential-development-for-scientists-in-only-one-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&lsquo;Pyongyang Speed:&rsquo; North Korea miraculously cranks out massive residential development for scientists in only one year</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136651392/pyonghattan-water-parks-north-korea-s-new-architectural-ambitions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pyonghattan &amp; water parks: North Korea's new architectural ambitions</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140342648/pyongyang-s-inner-wes-anderson-shines-through-in-its-architecture-then-and-now" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pyongyang's inner Wes Anderson shines through in its architecture, then and now</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954705/alphabet-s-secret-plan-to-overhaul-public-transport-in-the-us Alphabet's secret plan to overhaul public transport in the US Nicholas Korody 2016-06-28T20:07:00-04:00 >2016-06-29T11:21:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u0/u0tuldjs4kgl7w8j.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sidewalk Labs, a secretive subsidiary of Alphabet, wants to radically overhaul public parking and transportation in American cities, emails and documents obtained by the Guardian reveal. Its high-tech services, which it calls &ldquo;new superpowers to extend access and mobility&rdquo;, could make it easier to drive and park in cities and create hybrid public/private transit options that rely heavily on ride-share services such as Uber.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"But they might also gut traditional bus services and require cities to invest heavily in Google&rsquo;s own technologies, experts fear."</em></p><p>In related news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938711/google-s-sidewalk-labs-contemplates-building-an-entire-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google's Sidewalk Labs contemplates building an entire city</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147883279/u-s-says-computers-qualify-as-drivers-in-google-s-autonomous-vehicles-won-t-even-have-to-go-to-the-dmv" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">U.S. says computers qualify as drivers in Google's autonomous vehicles; won't even have to go to the DMV</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947827/google-launches-waze-carpool-with-cost-neutral-pricing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google launches Waze Carpool with cost-neutral pricing</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946004/google-to-announce-a-voice-activated-smart-home-device" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google to announce a voice-activated, smart home device</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954668/what-s-the-newest-project-for-silicon-valley-investors-building-cities What's the newest project for Silicon Valley investors? Building cities Nicholas Korody 2016-06-28T17:39:00-04:00 >2016-06-29T11:46:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w6/w6znp25mxx2l0vmt.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Y Combinator, the startup accelerator and investment firm that helped produce Airbnb, Dropbox, and Instacart, is embarking on a creation project arguably more ambitious than any company. "We want to build cities," wrote Y Combinator partner Adora Cheung and President Sam Altman...the project aims to develop ways to reduce housing expenses by 90 percent and to develop a city code of laws simple enough to&nbsp;fit on 100 pages of text. Eventually the plan is to actually produce a prototype city.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"We&rsquo;re not trying to build a utopia for techies," says Cheung, the project&rsquo;s director and the former CEO of failed housecleaning startup Homejoy. "This is a city for humans."</em></p><p>For more news from Silicon Valley, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943493/silicon-valley-campuses-at-risk-as-sea-levels-rise" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Silicon Valley campuses at risk as sea levels rise</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149915339/silicon-valley-is-set-to-get-over-10k-more-housing-units-is-this-the-beginning-of-the-end-of-its-housing-crisis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Silicon Valley is set to get over 10K more housing units &ndash; is this the beginning of the end of its housing crisis?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141300588/can-silicon-valley-save-the-bay-area" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Can Silicon Valley save the Bay Area?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138352532/a-city-for-the-future-but-devoid-of-people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A city for the future but devoid of people</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954325/san-francisco-could-face-class-warfare-if-it-doesn-t-fix-its-economic-inequality San Francisco could face "class warfare" if it doesn't fix its economic inequality Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-27T15:31:00-04:00 >2016-06-28T12:10:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jb/jbht03mxggqcz45n.jpg" width="514" height="298" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If causal factors leading to housing unaffordability are not resolved over multiple generations, the social stratification will start to resemble countries like Russia, where a small elite control a vast share of the country&rsquo;s total wealth. The result? A society where the threat of class warfare would loom large. [...] San Francisco and the Bay Area have long been committed to values which embrace inclusivity and counterculture. To see these values fraying so publicly adds insult to injury</p></em><br /><br /><p>More from San Francisco's housing crisis on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="What these &ldquo;pre-rent control&rdquo; stats might reveal about SF's soaring housing costs" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945853/what-these-pre-rent-control-stats-might-reveal-about-sf-s-soaring-housing-costs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What these &ldquo;pre-rent control&rdquo; stats might reveal about SF's soaring housing costs</a></li><li><a title="Bay Area media ban together for homelessness advocacy" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945541/bay-area-media-ban-together-for-homelessness-advocacy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bay Area media ban together for homelessness advocacy</a></li><li><a title="Don't blame the tech bros: SF's housing crisis is bonkers because of zoning, not startups" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942330/don-t-blame-the-tech-bros-sf-s-housing-crisis-is-bonkers-because-of-zoning-not-startups" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Don't blame the tech bros: SF's housing crisis is bonkers because of zoning, not startups</a></li><li><a title='Man living in plywood "pod" in SF apartment told to knock it off by housing inspector' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940696/man-living-in-plywood-pod-in-sf-apartment-told-to-knock-it-off-by-housing-inspector" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Man living in plywood "pod" in SF apartment told to knock it off by housing inspector</a></li><li><a title="Exceeding height restrictions to break a housing logjam in San Francisco" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137879810/exceeding-height-restrictions-to-break-a-housing-logjam-in-san-francisco" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Exceeding height restrictions to break a housing logjam in San Francisco</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953959/going-going-back-back-to-cali-cali Going going, back back, to Cali Cali anthony dong 2016-06-24T22:12:00-04:00 >2016-06-28T21:04:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ry/ryctc8jrai0l7hde.jpg" width="400" height="225" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>No one benefits from continuing their seemingly unending litigation to protect a parking lot</p></em><br /><br /><p>It's like these cities think that he's building a Death Star.....</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953807/riba-release-a-statement-following-eu-referendum-result RIBA release a statement following EU referendum result Ellen Hancock 2016-06-24T12:38:00-04:00 >2016-06-24T15:35:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c5/c5ovlsly4ml7k6ng.jpg" width="514" height="194" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>RIBA President Jane Duncan said:</strong></p><p><em>&ldquo;The RIBA is a global organisation that supports its members, validates schools of architecture and champions the importance of a quality built environment around the world. UK architecture talent is incredibly resilient and we will continue to ensure that our profession has a bright future, whatever the operating environment.</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;Clearly there is uncertainty about the timescales and impact on a range of issues important to our industry including free movement in the EU for architects as well as students, trading and material sourcing, inward investment relationships, EU procurement rules and the effect on the construction sector if restrictions are placed on EU migration.</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;In common with other UK businesses and organisations, the RIBA is assessing the short and longer term effect of the withdrawal on our members and the Institute and we will provide further guidance in due course.</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;Most importantly, we will work with colleagues in industry and government t...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953793/architects-react-to-shocking-eu-referendum-result Architects react to shocking EU referendum result Ellen Hancock 2016-06-24T11:02:00-04:00 >2016-06-27T06:56:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/og/ogtzjyn0r9soc39l.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>All the progress we have made will now be put on hold and the government&rsquo;s attention will be diverted while we try and work out how to deal with Brexit. - Rob Naybour, Weston Williamson + Partners</p></em><br /><br /><p>Today marks a historic turning point for the UK and European Union - the UK has voted to quit the EU. What lays ahead no one is really sure; Cameron has already resigned this morning and discussions for a second Scottish referendum have begun.&nbsp;</p><p>The majority within the architecture industry have strongly and vocally supported the Remain campaign celebrating the integral role the EU has played in inspiring and funding creative projects, free movement and the benefits of an internal single market. Most importantly community; a community based on respect and support that derived from the desolate situation after World War Two that at its core believed in humanity.</p><p>The referendum has revealed some alarming results about the state of the UK, a very clearly divided country. However the decision has been made and we must now face up to these consequences, we must now address what kind of a nation we want to be.</p><p>We asked top architects for their reactions to the result and how they think it wil...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953603/chipperfield-s-jane-street-proposal-faces-vehement-opposition-in-nyc Chipperfield's Jane Street Proposal Faces Vehement Opposition in NYC davvid 2016-06-23T15:43:00-04:00 >2016-06-24T14:40:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u1/u13plvqg9i7u66o3.jpg" width="514" height="626" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Plans to raze a two-story parking garage at 11-19 Jane Street and build a... seven-story apartment building designed by ... David Chipperfield came in front of the Landmarks Preservation Commission" "Testimony against the development came in droves, with NIMBYs speaking against the project&rsquo;s "inappropriate," "out-of-scale," "travesty" of a design."</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://newyorkyimby.com/2016/06/landmarks-tables-decision-on-apartment-building-at-11-19-jane-street-west-village.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Yimby</a>&nbsp;has published Chipperfield's entire presentation.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://newyorkyimby.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/11-19JaneStreet_20160621_34.jpg"></p><p><img alt="" src="http://newyorkyimby.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/11-19JaneStreet_20160621_26.jpg"></p><p><img alt="" src="http://newyorkyimby.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/11-19JaneStreet_20160621_28.jpg"></p><p><img alt="" src="http://newyorkyimby.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/11-19JaneStreet_20160621_32.jpg"></p><p><img alt="" src="http://newyorkyimby.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/11-19JaneStreet_20160621_36.jpg"></p><p><img alt="" src="http://newyorkyimby.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/11-19JaneStreet_20160621_40.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953539/nyc-becomes-first-city-to-provide-free-tampons-and-pads-in-public-schools-prisons-and-shelters NYC becomes first city to provide free tampons and pads in public schools, prisons, and shelters Nicholas Korody 2016-06-23T14:19:00-04:00 >2016-06-24T13:47:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s2/s27efsw99sgx8ce2.jpg" width="514" height="249" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Today, the New York City Council unanimously&nbsp;passed a set of bills requiring free menstrual-hygiene products in public schools, prisons, and shelters, making it&nbsp;the first city in the nation to pass so-called "menstrual equity" legislation.&nbsp;The city will budget for tampons and pads just like it does for toilet paper and hand soap.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Tampons and pads are not currently covered by public-assistance programs and some school-aged girls stay home or use products longer than they should when they get their periods. Women in prisons face rationing and degrading treatment from corrections officers."</em></p><p>For more public health-related news, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944855/billions-exposed-to-dangerous-air-as-pollution-grows-at-alarming-rates-around-the-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Billions exposed to dangerous air as pollution grows at alarming rates around the world</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934807/the-designers-reinventing-a-visit-to-planned-parenthood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The designers reinventing a visit to Planned Parenthood</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141016474/sick-people-in-scandinavia-can-check-into-these-patient-hotels-as-hospital-alternatives" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sick people in Scandinavia can check into these "patient hotels" as hospital alternatives</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937477/mapping-transgender-friendly-bathrooms-in-hostile-north-carolina" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mapping transgender-friendly bathrooms in hostile North Carolina</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953520/columbus-ohio-wins-dot-s-50m-smart-city-challenge Columbus, Ohio wins DOT's $50M Smart City Challenge Alexander Walter 2016-06-23T13:48:00-04:00 >2016-06-24T13:52:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/be/be5rxcuyr6wulpgu.jpg" width="514" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Columbus, Ohio, has won a $50m prize for its plans to smarten up its transport system. The money is made up of a $40m Smart Cities grant from the Department of Transportation (DOT), a $90m fund put up by private sector partners and a further $10m from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen&rsquo;s charity Vulcan, which will be used to finance electric vehicle infrastructure.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Columbus managed to beat six rival cities that were <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935978/seven-u-s-cities-competing-to-be-the-smartest-in-urban-transit-systems" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shortlisted</a> by the <a href="https://www.transportation.gov/smartcity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DOT</a> earlier this year:</p><ul><li>Austin, Texas</li><li>Denver, Colorado</li><li>Kansas City, Missouri</li><li>Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania</li><li>Portland, Oregon</li><li>San Francisco, California</li></ul><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953055/imagining-the-future-cyberattack-that-could-bring-down-new-york-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Imagining the future cyberattack that could bring down New York City</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124276402/rem-koolhaas-on-the-smart-landscape-and-intelligent-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rem Koolhaas on the Smart Landscape and Intelligent Architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117114018/in-the-end-they-will-destroy-democracy-the-guardian-on-smart-cities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&lsquo;In the end, they will destroy democracy' &ndash; The Guardian on smart cities</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953526/is-los-angeles-becoming-a-real-city Is Los Angeles becoming a "real" city? Julia Ingalls 2016-06-23T13:35:00-04:00 >2016-06-24T15:46:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wq/wqij3dyzg2uihza6.jpg" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Could Los Angeles grow to become a &ldquo;real city&rdquo; like New York or London? Last year, LA gained at least 50,000 people, according to a recent report from the California Department of Finance, pushing the population to more than 4 million people for the first time in the city&rsquo;s history.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Part of the appeal of Los Angeles has been its refusal to be like other cities. For years, its objective "center" was a forbidding cluster of office towers with near zero street life, while in outlying, low-density neighborhoods, people partied in back yards that ran up against wildlife preserves, hiking trails, and quaint man-made lakes.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mk/mknj49a6tsicgbpi.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zn/znizf8f91o6wvkmu.jpg"></p><p>However, as other big, traditionally urban U.S. cities gradually became stupidly unaffordable (looking at you,<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/12384/new-york-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> New York</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/224/san-francisco" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">San Francisco</a>) and Moby wrote that <a href="http://creativetimereports.org/2014/02/03/moby-los-angeles-first-city-of-the-apocalypse/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">one Op-Ed</a>, a sizable number of creative-class types decided to try their luck in a place with what then had half the rental costs and much more temperate weather.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6b/6bakcyosale0z8hd.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r3/r35taikvbq304fcp.jpg"></p><p>Now, with a rapidly growing subway system and a still undaunted, ebullient vibe, L.A. may be starting to take itself seriously as a city, which ironically could be its undoing, or the impetus for spectacular urban development. If history is any guide, it will be both, creating the newest weird, beautiful, idiosyncratic iteration we co...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953215/how-to-retake-a-city-from-the-wealthy-elite-a-guide-by-barcelona-en-com How to retake a city from the wealthy elite: a guide by Barcelona en Comú Nicholas Korody 2016-06-22T12:54:00-04:00 >2016-06-22T12:54:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gx/gxjtc81w3j0j58qy.jpg" width="514" height="731" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In May 2015, the citizen platform Barcelona en Com&uacute; (Barcelona in Common) catapulted Ada Colau into power as the city&rsquo;s first female mayor. Ten months earlier, the group didn&rsquo;t even exist. With no money and little experience, just how did they wrest the city from the entrenched political caste that had been running it for the past 40 years? Not surprisingly, Barcelona en Com&uacute; has since been inundated with requests for an answer...</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"In response, the group produced a step-by-step explanation &ndash; How to Win Back the City en Com&uacute;"</em></p><p>Barcelona en Com&uacute; is a citizen platform launched in 2014 that is the minority government in power right now in Barcelona. Many of its members participated in the 15M movement and come from political organizing backgrounds, and the organization has ties to Podemos.</p><p>The full title of the guide, which is available as a pdf <a href="https://barcelonaencomu.cat/sites/default/files/win-the-city-guide.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>, is&nbsp;<em>How to win back the city en com&uacute;: guide to building a citizen municipal platform</em>.&nbsp;</p><p>"For us, 'winning back the city' is about much&nbsp;more than winning the local elections," they write. "It means&nbsp;putting a new, transparent and participatory&nbsp;model of local government, which is under citizen&nbsp;control, into practice."</p><p>The guide describes how to create such a platform, from pre-launch organization to winning an election. It explicates financing models and electoral structuring.</p><p>A scant 10 pages, the guide is accessible and well-designed. Spain has recently witnessed a bit of a ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953030/how-autonomous-vehicles-will-accelerate-suburban-sprawl How autonomous vehicles will accelerate suburban sprawl Alexander Walter 2016-06-21T13:21:00-04:00 >2016-06-29T00:29:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w5/w5oyaq9oo4u1s7cp.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If Mr. Ratti&rsquo;s projections are correct, and self-driving cars can radically reduce traffic without cannibalizing existing mass transit&mdash;the hypotheticals pile up&mdash;it is possible that self-driving cars will make many cities livable in a way they aren&rsquo;t now. Imagine if every U.S. city had a hybrid public-private mass-transit system on par with those in New York City or Washington, D.C., comprised entirely of self-driving vehicles.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950112/would-self-driving-cars-be-useful-to-people-living-outside-urban-cores" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Would self-driving cars be useful to people living outside urban cores?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140950638/the-algorithmic-dreams-of-driverless-cars-and-how-they-might-affect-real-world-urban-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The "algorithmic dreams" of driverless cars, and how they might affect real-world urban design</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939041/how-prepared-are-american-cities-for-the-new-reality-of-self-driving-cars" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How prepared are American cities for the new reality of self-driving cars?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952955/make-architects-design-37-storey-new-office-tower-for-city-of-london Make architects design 37-storey new office tower for City of London Ellen Hancock 2016-06-21T12:04:00-04:00 >2016-06-29T00:28:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sf/sf3w4kxkz9n7rkre.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Brookfield is to build a new 700,000 ft2, 37-storey tower in the City of London - and work could begin as early as 2018. Designed by architect Make the plans for the proposed office tower at 1 Leadenhall feature a 9,600 ft2 public terrace with winter garden overlooking the historic Leadenhall Market. The tower will provide 538,000 ft2 of office space plus 51,500 ft2 of retail space on the first three floors.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more UK news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149952629/a-look-around-the-new-tate-modern-extension" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A look around the new Tate Modern extension</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149952296/how-elevators-could-fix-the-affordable-housing-crisis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How elevators could fix the affordable housing crisis</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149952258/with-eu-referendum-fast-approaching-rem-koolhaas-speaks-out-against-brexit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">With EU Referendum fast approaching, Rem Koolhaas speaks out against 'Brexit'</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149952133/so-much-more-than-an-engineer-ove-arup-gets-his-first-museum-retrospective" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"So much more than an engineer": Ove Arup gets his first museum retrospective</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952791/what-s-happening-with-frank-gehry-s-masterplan-for-the-la-river What's happening with Frank Gehry's masterplan for the LA River? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-20T17:44:00-04:00 >2016-06-26T14:58:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vb/vbpfbl0af2trrvei.jpg" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>River LA is less interested in giving a clear picture of what Gehry&rsquo;s plan eventually may include than in tamping down charges that it has been born of secrecy &mdash; and worries that it may operate as a Trojan horse, a kind of high-design architectural cover, for rampant real-estate speculation [...] A central goal of this master plan... will be to strike an effective balance between maintaining flood-control measures while opening up the river to new kinds of public access.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The two designers from Gehry's office leading research on the River's masterplan, Tensho Takemori and Anand Devarajan, emphasize that the approach now is about learning, not designing:&nbsp;&ldquo;This is just meant to be information,&rdquo; said Takemori. &ldquo;There&rsquo;s no designs, no proposals or anything like that.&rdquo;&nbsp;Devarajan adds, &ldquo;We&rsquo;ve tried to take an inform-ourselves approach before we make any decisions about what&rsquo;s right and what&rsquo;s wrong.&rdquo;</p><p>While nothing close to an official proposal has yet been discussed by River LA (formerly known as&nbsp;Los Angeles River Revitalization Corporation), Christopher Hawthorne does interpret information from their <a href="http://www.riverla.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">website</a> as hints about what might lie in store for the River:</p><p><em>One section, &ldquo;Water Recharge,&rdquo; suggests that by redesigning the river to capture more storm water &mdash; directing it to aquifers rather than allowing it to flow via the river out to sea &mdash; the region could decrease its reliance on water imported from other parts of California and the Western U.S. by as mu...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952296/how-elevators-could-fix-the-affordable-housing-crisis How elevators could fix the affordable housing crisis Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-17T15:32:00-04:00 >2016-06-20T08:57:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7e/7ea5ida7mwbgxt6r.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Elevators are [the] transportation breakthrough that made steel frame construction genuinely useful... tall apartment buildings make it possible for there to be plenty of housing for everyone even where land is scarce. If elevators were more widely used, they could unleash not just a boom of new construction in America's most expensive areas but an important secondary boom of higher wages for workers at all skill levels.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="World's tallest elevator tower is going up" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944852/world-s-tallest-elevator-tower-is-going-up" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World's tallest elevator tower is going up</a></li><li><a title="Wilshire Grand Tower, the West Coast's tallest building, structurally tops out in LA" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934077/wilshire-grand-tower-the-west-coast-s-tallest-building-structurally-tops-out-in-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wilshire Grand Tower, the West Coast's tallest building, structurally tops out in LA</a></li><li><a title="Michael Maltzan's One Santa Fe tries to make density appealing in Los Angeles" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111184419/michael-maltzan-s-one-santa-fe-tries-to-make-density-appealing-in-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Maltzan's One Santa Fe tries to make density appealing in Los Angeles</a></li><li><a title="Tokyo Takes New York: Astounding Housing Facts" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100125462/tokyo-takes-new-york-astounding-housing-facts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tokyo Takes New York: Astounding Housing Facts</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149951999/allies-and-morrison-propose-an-alternative-to-the-garden-bridge Allies and Morrison propose an alternative to the garden bridge Ellen Hancock 2016-06-16T11:00:00-04:00 >2016-06-18T22:42:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/75/75jtwpwgqh92yt5l.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When is a garden bridge not a garden bridge? When it&rsquo;s a bridge garden, according to Allies and Morrison, the Southwark-based architects who have come up with a cheap and cheerful alternative to the eye-wateringly expensive, contractually dubious proposal by Thomas Heatherwick and Joanna Lumley for a floating forest across the Thames.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read related news here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149948451/london-s-garden-bridge-the-saga-continues" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's garden bridge, the saga continues</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149947815/why-are-heatherwick-s-proposals-succeeding-in-new-york-but-tanking-in-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why are Heatherwick's proposals succeeding in New York but tanking in London?</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149945629/sadiq-khan-investigates-troublesome-details-in-thames-garden-bridge-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sadiq Khan investigates troublesome details in Thames garden bridge project</a></li><li><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/148811257/is-london-experiencing-a-brick-boom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is London experiencing a brick boom?</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149951899/resilient-cities-how-nature-turned-a-failed-communist-plan-into-bucharest-s-unique-urban-park Resilient cities How nature turned a failed communist plan into Bucharest's unique urban park Orhan Ayyüce 2016-06-15T20:00:00-04:00 >2016-06-18T22:42:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5h/5h1ou2iadw1lc4ge.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The diversity of landscapes is fascinating. The northern edge is a meadow with wild grass, nut trees, poplars and elms, but venture deeper into the park, towards the three interconnected lakes at its heart, and the vegetation becomes denser and more characteristic of wetlands: various types of willow, Johnson grass and water lilies.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"The wild wetland of V&#259;c&#259;re&#537;ti is a symbol of nature&rsquo;s resilience. Without human interference, wildlife has reconquered this abandoned lake and transformed it into a green oasis in the middle of one of Europe&rsquo;s densest cities"</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149951814/what-simcity-2000-teaches-us-about-urban-planning-today What SimCity 2000 teaches us about urban planning today Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-15T13:58:00-04:00 >2016-06-18T22:41:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9u/9uipf1bo8epxalz3.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Although the game was simulating an environment from 1989, urban planners these days still run into problems trying to get officials to think about their city in the long run. Climate change and sea level rise is a very crystalline example of the way city officials get in their own way and set themselves up for larger obstacles later on [...] Playing SimCity 2000 nowadays is a strange but wonderful way to realize what defines a city is not what it currently is, but what it could be.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on simulations and gameplay for city planning:</p><ul><li><a title="SimCity and beyond: the history of city-building games" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139098639/simcity-and-beyond-the-history-of-city-building-games" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SimCity and beyond: the history of city-building games</a></li><li><a title="Three guiding principles for a fine fake metropolis" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/70162301/three-guiding-principles-for-a-fine-fake-metropolis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Three guiding principles for a fine fake metropolis</a></li><li><a title='"Cards Against Urbanity," the hilarious and surreal urban planning game' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139477814/cards-against-urbanity-the-hilarious-and-surreal-urban-planning-game" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Cards Against Urbanity," the hilarious and surreal urban planning game</a></li><li><a title="California Water Crisis? Now there's a board game for that!" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130255296/california-water-crisis-now-there-s-a-board-game-for-that" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">California Water Crisis? Now there's a board game for that!</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/la-in-sz/as-it-lays-the-new-l-a-game" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As It Lays: The New L.A. Game</a></li><li><a title="The theory of everything in sandbox city: Will Wright's keynote at ACADIA 2014" href="http://archinect.com/features/article/112824468/the-theory-of-everything-in-sandbox-city-will-wright-s-keynote-at-acadia-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The theory of everything in sandbox city: Will Wright's keynote at ACADIA 2014</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149951735/london-revives-co-housing London revives co-housing Ellen Hancock 2016-06-15T10:28:00-04:00 >2016-06-18T20:39:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8a/8a9676d51c53bdb81f99e0cbd3bc10fc.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As rents spiral in London, one company is proposing a solution. The Collective is a new block of apartments that acts like a giant shared house: small private bedrooms with communal laundry, kitchens, spa, cinema and workspaces &hellip; and some covert matchmaking by the managers. Our series on the global revolution in urban living goes inside the modern-day boarding house</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read related articles here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149950492/manchester-s-economic-boom-threatens-its-cultural-identity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manchester's economic boom threatens its cultural identity</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149947731/to-live-in-london-you-can-t-be-a-londoner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">To live in London you can't be a Londoner</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149947505/london-fails-to-achieve-any-targets-for-affordable-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London fails to achieve any targets for affordable housing</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950867/this-atlas-shows-how-much-light-pollution-has-infiltrated-night-skies-worldwide This atlas shows how much light pollution has infiltrated night skies worldwide Justine Testado 2016-06-10T21:08:00-04:00 >2016-06-17T21:07:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xf/xfpj7kgt44jrv0qm.jpg" width="514" height="271" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Where should you travel if you want killer views of the stars unblemished by artificial light?Certainly not the U.S. or Europe, where nearly 100 percent of the population endures some form of light pollution...Italy&rsquo;s [ISTIL], NOAA, the National Park Service, and elsewhere built one of the most comprehensive atlases of global light pollution to date. They hope their work will set a benchmark for future generations struggling with day blending into night.</p></em><br /><br /><p>You can find the atlas of artifical sky brightness <a href="http://cires.colorado.edu/artificial-sky" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944693/new-glow-in-the-dark-cement-could-illuminate-roads-structures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New glow-in-the-dark cement could illuminate roads &amp; structures</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122818954/designing-for-the-night" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designing for the Night</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/84998562/drawing-space-by-emma-mcnally-to-show-at-abstract-drawing-exhibition-in-london-s-drawing-room" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"drawing/space" by Emma McNally to show at &ldquo;Abstract Drawing&rdquo; exhibition in London&rsquo;s Drawing Room</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950809/museum-of-london-design-shortlist-revealed Museum of London design shortlist revealed Ellen Hancock 2016-06-10T14:41:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T20:00:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/81/81cy71b48j566whh.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Smithfield market will be the museum&rsquo;s new home, but which architectural vision should shape its future: the eye-catching one, the ghostly one, the corporate one &hellip; or the one that rings alarm bells? Little detail has been revealed about the shortlisted schemes, which will go on public exhibition from 10 June to 5 August with a winner chosen by an expert panel later this summer.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mb/mbdnt8zvpx7i6eoo.jpg"></p><p>Curb your cultural curiosities with the articles below:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149950585/inside-asif-khan-s-serpentine-pavilion-summer-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inside Asif Khan's Serpentine Pavilion Summer House</a></p></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149948715/london-s-natural-history-museum-to-create-outdoor-exhibition-spaces" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's Natural History Museum to create outdoor exhibition spaces</a></li><li><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149938084/shortlist-for-new-museum-of-london-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shortlist for new Museum of London revealed</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950819/kunl-adeyemi-s-makoko-floating-school-collapses Kunlé Adeyemi's Makoko floating school collapses Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-10T13:24:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T20:01:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2e/2e5pmqy5cl3r7xl0.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The school collapsed on Tuesday after a heavy rainfall that took over most part of the Lagos including Makoko, a slum and highly populated part of the state [...] &ldquo;So as far as that floating school is concerned, it was erected without the permission of the state government. &ldquo;The simple answer to the floating school is that it is an illegal structure and it shouldn&rsquo;t be there.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Kunl&eacute; Adeyemi's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/74198114/school-at-sea" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">floating school</a> was built with the help of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 2013, to serve 100 elementary school students living in the Makoko slum on Lagos' waterfront. About 300,000 people are estimated to be living in the slum, which before the floating school was built, was going to be demolished due to health concerns. The school had a influential role in convincing the government to instead adopt a "regeneration plan" for the slum.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>From&nbsp;<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/jun/10/makoko-floating-school-collapse-lagos-nigeria-slum-water" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>The Guardian</em></a>:</p><p><em>The school became a symbol of bottom-up development, its designs even adopted by the state ministry of urban development for new house plans. The collapse throws this process into disarray.&#8203;</em></p><p>Plans to rebuild are <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2016/jun/08/locals-vow-to-rebuild-collapsed-floating-school-in-nigeria-video?CMP=share_btn_tw" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reportedly</a> already underway.</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title='What Makoko can teach about "organic" urban development' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148970317/what-makoko-can-teach-about-organic-urban-development" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What Makoko can teach about "organic" urban development</a></li><li><a title="Rem Koolhaas and Kunl&eacute; Adeyemi sit down with Guardian Cities to discuss Lagos" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149277698/rem-koolhaas-and-kunl-adeyemi-sit-down-with-guardian-cities-to-discuss-lagos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rem Koolhaas and Kunl&eacute; Adeyemi sit down with Guardian Cities to discuss Lagos</a></li><li><a title="Koolhaas guides viewers through bustling Lagos in this interactive documentary" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102646363/koolhaas-guides-viewers-through-bustling-lagos-in-this-interactive-documentary" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Koolhaas guides viewers through bustling Lagos in this interactive documentary</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950626/sydney-s-revamped-kensington-street-wins-good-design-award Sydney's revamped Kensington Street wins Good Design award Julia Ingalls 2016-06-09T18:27:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T20:04:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/79/79itx6gkxoehpij4.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Juxtaposed by modern architecture on the western side of the street, the circa 1842 working class terrace facades on the eastern side have been retained and restored in line with strict heritage conditions. &ldquo;Kensington Street&rsquo;s integration with the Central Park precinct was of great consideration. We wanted to celebrate its difference in vernacular to the rest of the contemporary precinct but wanted to integrate it with quality landscaping and other infrastructure.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Until several architectural firms were charged with restoring and revamping it, Kensington Street in Sydney's Chippendale area was a former bustling industrial zone fallen to ruin. Now the street (or at least, the design firms responsible for its transformation, including <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/people/41425733/turf-design-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turf Design Studio</a>,&nbsp;Tonkin Zulaikha Greer, and Paul Davies &amp; Associates) has won the "Architectural Design" prize in the Good Design awards, which is marking its 58th year.</p><p>All the Sydney news that's fit to link to:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934857/kengo-kuma-to-design-major-sydney-library" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kengo Kuma to design major Sydney library</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950257/j-rn-utzon-s-saga-with-the-sydney-opera-house-coming-to-the-big-screen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">J&oslash;rn Utzon's saga with the Sydney Opera house coming to the big screen</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133044789/just-add-balconies-sydney-deliberates-future-of-brutalist-housing-landmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Just add balconies? Sydney deliberates future of brutalist housing landmark</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950649/half-the-world-lives-in-cities-or-not Half the world lives in cities – or not Nicholas Korody 2016-06-09T17:48:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T20:04:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/om/omlaydi9ozcggnbf.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Last month, the journal Science published a special issue examining the challenges and opportunities of an urbanizing world. Titled &ldquo;Urban Planet&rdquo; and featuring an image of clouds wafting across skyscrapers in Dubai, the issue opened with an eye-catching statistic: &ldquo;More than half of the world&rsquo;s people now live in cities.&rdquo; Of course, that number would be even more impressive if it were actually true.</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to the article, the statistic that half the world's population lives in cities is misleading. Many of these people live in towns and small urban enclaves, not the bustling metropolises conjured by the stat.</p><p>The author argues that such thinking makes one overlook sprawling fringe areas, which face challenges that require as much attention as a bustling city.</p><p>In related news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950492/manchester-s-economic-boom-threatens-its-cultural-identity" target="_blank">Manchester's economic boom threatens its cultural identity</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149948200/the-city-must-become-adaptable" target="_blank">The city must become adaptable</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149948128/reviewing-from-the-periphery-to-the-heart-of-the-venice-biennale-from-the-nigerian-to-the-nordic" target="_blank">Reviewing from the periphery to the heart of the Venice Biennale; from the Nigerian to the Nordic</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945857/copenhagen-divests-from-fossil-fuels" target="_blank">Copenhagen divests from fossil fuels</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950492/manchester-s-economic-boom-threatens-its-cultural-identity Manchester's economic boom threatens its cultural identity Ellen Hancock 2016-06-09T07:27:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T00:17:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t0/t0qgru627fczcu5p.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Last year, Greater Manchester&rsquo;s economy outgrew that of inner-city London. Further devolution of powers from Whitehall are about to be realised, and the campaign for the title of first elected mayor of Greater Manchester has picked up pace. However, Manchester is also about to contend with the capital in other ways. A major housing crisis lurks, and a growing deficit of office space needs to be dealt with. To make amends, Manchester&rsquo;s skyline is heading for dramatic change.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more article concerning the housing crisis spreading across UK cities:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149947731/to-live-in-london-you-can-t-be-a-londoner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">To live in London you can't be a Londoner</a></li><li><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149947505/london-fails-to-achieve-any-targets-for-affordable-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London fails to achieve any targets for affordable housing</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149945984/architects-design-the-house-of-tomorrow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects design &lsquo;the house of tomorrow&rsquo;</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950464/non-sibi-sed-aliis Non sibi sed aliis Nam Henderson 2016-06-09T03:15:00-04:00 >2016-06-09T06:16:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mn/mnx5htikxn286yxn.jpg" width="514" height="395" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An approach called Projective Preservation brings speculation about the future into a dialectical relationship with preservation of a city&rsquo;s historic and pre-existing environments. Historic architecture, sites and cities can and should be preserved, but they must also be open to reinterpretation and adaptation to meet the needs of present and future generations.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l5/l54cnlrc78fqodlg.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kl/klgd3owdpegh0xrc.jpg"></p><p>Ryan Madson (an urban planner and landscape designer who also teaches architecture at SCAD &mdash; Savannah College of Art and Design)&nbsp;published an essay digging into authenticity, "<em>memory values</em>"&nbsp;and the&nbsp;"<em>paradox of mainstream preservation ideologies</em>". He also proposes '<em>Projective Preservation'</em>&nbsp; an alternative approach.<em>&nbsp;</em>Along&nbsp;with&nbsp;<strong>A </strong>(5 point, draft)<strong> Manifesto for Savannah</strong><strong>*</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950269/800-feet-high-and-rising 800 feet high and rising Julia Ingalls 2016-06-08T13:14:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T00:17:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qv/qv966qsmrb4afpzz.jpg" width="514" height="769" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>By living above 800 feet, Estis and Enkin are two members of an unexpectedly exclusive group in Manhattan. In my estimation, no more than 40 people currently live above that line, scattered among just three buildings... As my elevator descended and my ears popped, it occurred to me that I would almost certainly never take in such a view again. And in fact, maybe nobody will, if these apartments wind up becoming empty investments.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In this elegantly observed and exquisitely written piece, Jon Ronson not only takes in the view of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946409/new-york-can-t-be-what-it-used-to-be-thanks-to-zoning" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manhattan</a> at 800+ feet with visits to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148423518/what-does-donald-trump-s-architecture-reveal-about-his-politics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Trump World Tower</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118517352/100m-condo-sale-at-christian-de-portzamparc-s-one57-is-nyc-s-most-expensive-ever" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One57</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/63273060/gehry-s-8-spruce-street-wins-emporis-skyscraper-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">8 Spruce Street</a>, but looks toward the future of a nation divided by an increasingly intractable wealth gap.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2o/2og4v84zqexjw6mf.jpg"></p><p>Real estate of the priciest kind:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947731/to-live-in-london-you-can-t-be-a-londoner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">To live in London you can't be a Londoner</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123273327/new-york-s-megatowers-nothing-but-vertical-money" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York's Megatowers: Nothing but 'Vertical Money'?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104733850/tale-of-two-cities-nyc-approves-poor-door-for-luxury-high-rise" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tale of Two Cities: NYC approves &lsquo;poor door&rsquo; for luxury high-rise</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149949822/edinburgh-s-controversial-1b-garden-district-will-move-forward Edinburgh’s controversial £1b “Garden District” will move forward Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-07T05:14:00-04:00 >2016-06-06T19:10:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8g/8gfswvagtzvjulwg.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The scheme was designed by EMA Architecture + Design, a local practice specialising in commercial mixed-use masterplans and residential development. The first phase will be followed by subsequent ones over 20 years, resulting in a &pound;1bn ($1.4bn) &ldquo;Garden District&rdquo;. As well as the homes, there will be a school, shopping centre, sports facilities and parks. A quarter of all the homes will be affordable housing, with the remainder split between private homes and apartments.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Edinburgh's own officials are mucking up the city's historic architecture, says former Daily Mail editor" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140966699/edinburgh-s-own-officials-are-mucking-up-the-city-s-historic-architecture-says-former-daily-mail-editor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Edinburgh's own officials are mucking up the city's historic architecture, says former Daily Mail editor</a></li><li><a title="Celebrated Scottish architect Gareth Hoskins dies at 48 from heart attack" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145504426/celebrated-scottish-architect-gareth-hoskins-dies-at-48-from-heart-attack" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Celebrated Scottish architect Gareth Hoskins dies at 48 from heart attack</a></li><li><a title="Red Road towers, built to combat Glasgow's slums in the 1960s, now slated for demolition" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134645640/red-road-towers-built-to-combat-glasgow-s-slums-in-the-1960s-now-slated-for-demolition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Red Road towers, built to combat Glasgow's slums in the 1960s, now slated for demolition</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149949730/enclosed-paradise-istanbul-s-microcities-as-megaprojects Enclosed Paradise: Istanbul’s Microcities as Megaprojects Orhan Ayyüce 2016-06-06T17:41:00-04:00 >2016-06-14T00:32:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gl/glx26eutc19ppi3x.jpg" width="514" height="356" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Turkish word for Gated Community is site, from the French cit&eacute;, and they generally resemble the French highrises of the same name, rather than American tract housing. Towers and slabs stand shoulder to shoulder, dancing in a circle around the gardens they surround.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>How to Make an Enclosed Paradise:</em></p><ul><li><em>Raze a blighted industrial site or neighborhood close to the city center, preferably along a new highway or metro line.</em></li><li><em>Build an access road around the perimeter. Like a castle moat, this isolates your project from context and gives&nbsp;</em><em>distance</em><em> for height setbacks.</em></li><li><em>Fill the offset parcel with a base. This plinth elevates the garden while providing parking underneath.</em></li><li><em>Arrange towers and blocks along the borders of the site, maximizing the area of the captured central garden.</em></li><li><em>Stand out from your neighbors with shiny materials.</em></li><li><em>Market the project with a name that sounds like a car, i.e. &lsquo;Innovia&rsquo;, or &lsquo;Quasar&rsquo;.</em></li></ul>