Archinect - News 2017-06-23T06:29:41-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150013819/dutch-prisons-converted-into-homes-for-refugees Dutch prisons converted into homes for refugees Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-21T18:09:00-04:00 >2017-06-21T18:09:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/78/782gfys0y5y8xtd8.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As the country&rsquo;s crime rate and prison population have steadily declined for years, dozens of correctional facilities have closed altogether. So when the number of migrants started to rise&mdash;more than 50,000 entered the Netherlands last year alone&mdash;the Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (COA) saw a solution.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Many <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/7888/prisons" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">prisons</a> in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/6769/netherlands" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Netherlands</a> have been repurposed to house <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/298862/refugees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">refugees</a> who are waiting to be granted asylum status,&nbsp;a process that&nbsp;usually takes at least six months. Free to come and go as they please, the refugees are not allowed to work but are encouraged to learn Dutch and build connections with the surrounding community. </p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013785/the-high-line-launches-new-network-platform-to-help-future-parks-avoid-their-mistakes The High Line launches new network platform to help future parks avoid their mistakes Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-06-21T15:24:00-04:00 >2017-06-22T13:20:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wp/wpdxh61jzce3dkza.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Now, Hammond has embarked on a new project: the High Line Network, an organization, which just launched a brand new website. Its aim? To help cities working on their industrial adaptive reuse projects learn from the High Line&rsquo;s stumbles&ndash;and from each other.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In many ways, the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/2191/high-line" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High Line</a> has been an undeniable success. Phenomenally popular, it has become one of the leading attractions in&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/160/new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York</a> and has brought about a massive wave of development to the area. The flip side of this however, if not yet obvious, is that the project has also been lodged with complaints of spurring gentrification in the surrounding neighborhoods and has become emblematic of the widening class divide existing in the city.&nbsp;</p> <p>Many of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149992511/ultimately-we-failed-robert-hammond-co-founder-of-the-high-line-on-the-park-s-relationship-to-the-chelsea-community" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">those involved in its creation have begun to express some remorse</a> over the unintended consequences that have come about from the adaptive reuse project. With new variations on the idea popping up, from <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150008931/korea-s-high-line-the-mvrdv-designed-skygarden-opens-in-seoul" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seoul's new Skygarden</a> to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150004888/rejecting-modernist-master-planning-notions-mad-s-milan-master-plan-repurposes-dilapidated-rail-yards-by-symbiosis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAD's repurposing of dilapidated rail yards in MIlan</a>, Robert Hammond, one of the founders of Friends of the High Line, has embarked on a new project, the High Line Network. The goal of the organization is to create a platform for new infrastructural re-use projects to share information so that they can avoid so...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013624/former-us-embassy-building-is-declared-culturally-inappropriate-for-canadian-indigenous-center Former US Embassy Building Is Declared Culturally-Inappropriate for Canadian Indigenous Center Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-20T19:20:00-04:00 >2017-06-21T13:59:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/98/98bduuzs2hjlnlf9.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Classical revival is perhaps the architectural style most identified with colonization. This building, which references Washington architecture, is a building of formal rooms, offices, and&nbsp;hierarchies, echoing structures of European authority.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This June the federal government announced that the US' former embassy building in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/354806/ottawa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ottawa</a>&nbsp;will become a space dedicated to Inuit, M&eacute;tis and First Nations communities which the task force of the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/429146/raic" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RAIC</a> finds to be a deeply inappropriate space for an Indigenous Centre. </p> <p><em>"Canada's Indigenous communities have, for too long, been forced into leftover spaces that fail to connect in any meaningful way to their cultures and unique connectivity to place" </em>says the task force, composed of about 30 mostly Indigenous architects, architectural students, interns and academics. </p> <p>Dr. Patrick Stewart, the chair of the task force suggests that the federal government should provide capital dollars for the design and construction of a structure based upon Indigenous knowledge and&nbsp;through the use of Indigenous architects. </p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013617/yale-students-are-raising-awareness-about-homelessness-and-affordable-housing Yale students are raising awareness about homelessness and affordable housing Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-20T18:35:00-04:00 >2017-06-20T19:02:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nw/nwci2s0vhcv3qb31.jpg" width="650" height="378" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Inside the pavilion is a long table embedded with exhibits and audio stations telling the stories of people who are either experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless, along with excerpts from data sets, state reports, urban theory, poetry, and literature.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Working&nbsp;with New Haven-based homeless services provider <a href="http://www.columbushouse.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Columbus House</a>,&nbsp;students from the <a href="http://archinect.com/yale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yale School of Architecture</a>&nbsp;designed an interactive pavilion that will be featured at this year&rsquo;s festival together with&nbsp;an exhibition of student work in the YSoA architecture gallery showing proposals for affordable two-unit dwellings. </p> <p>&ldquo;The built environment affects us all, and it is our belief that architects and designers have an important role to play in addressing many of the most vexing issues of our time, including the shortage of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/110562/affordable-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">affordable housing</a> and making our cities more inclusive," states&nbsp;Deborah Berke, Dean of the YSoA. </p> <p>The pavilion is open to the public 10AM - 4PM through June 24, and the exhibition will be on display Monday-Friday, 9AM - 5PM, and Saturday, 10AM - 5PM. through Aug. 12 at the YSoA gallery, 180 York St.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013055/trump-appoints-his-event-planner-as-a-head-of-u-s-department-of-housing-and-urban-development-s-region-ii Trump appoints his "event planner" as a head of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Region II Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-16T17:55:00-04:00 >2017-06-19T10:55:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/je/jefioblclzu5m4ok.jpg" width="650" height="436" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>President Trump has reportedly appointed a longtime Trump family supporter and event planner with no housing experience to oversee federal housing programs in New York. Lynne Patton will lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development&rsquo;s (HUD) region that oversees New York and New Jersey, the New York Daily News reported Thursday.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Appointed on Wednesday, Lynne Patton, has zero experience in housing, and is now in charge of&nbsp;running the office that oversees federal housing programs in New York.&nbsp;</p><p>Patton falsely claims to have a law degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law in Connecticut. Yale University is also listed on her LinkedIn profile with no official explanation.</p><p>Her relationship with Trump family began in 2009 when she became responsible for arranging tournaments at Trump golf courses. Patton later served as the liaison to the Trump family during his presidential campaign, arranged Eric Trump&rsquo;s wedding and helped run the Eric Trump Foundation, a charity that's now under investigation.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150012439/man-writes-91-songs-about-the-washington-d-c-metro-system Man Writes 91 Songs About the Washington, D.C. Metro System Julia Ingalls 2017-06-13T17:28:00-04:00 >2017-06-13T17:29:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nf/nfsv70p0d8ruul9o.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It took six years, but every subway station in the Washington, D.C. area is now immortalized in song. For musician Jason Mendelson, it&rsquo;s his magnum opus.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Magentic Fields wrote 69 songs about love; professional tax manager and sometime musician Jason Mendelson has managed to record 91 songs about the Washington, D.C. Metro system, with one song for each subway stop.&nbsp;</p><p><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/fq/fq026tfut0l7en76.jpg"></p>Map of the Washington, D.C. Metro.<p>While music critics will not be equating these two works anytime soon, it's rare for an entire transportation system to be memorialized in song (although <a href="https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tg2EbJy-9dc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">[Get Your Kicks On] Route 66</a>,&nbsp;along with Kraftwerk's <a href="https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gChOifUJZMc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Autobahn</a>, come to mind). It's worth noting that Mendelson doesn't play favorites: in the video accompanying the article, he proclaims that "There are no boring commuter stops."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150011480/hong-kong-death-trap-apartments-photographed-by-benny-lam Hong Kong death-trap apartments photographed by Benny Lam Julia Ingalls 2017-06-08T14:20:00-04:00 >2017-06-14T12:16:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mv/mvjfdmo4x5dxbp7x.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Photographer Benny Lam has documented the suffocating living conditions in Hong Kong&rsquo;s subdivided flats, recording the lives of these hidden communities.</p></em><br /><br /><p>From a stove-adjacent toilet to walls crammed with knives, scissors, and precariously stacked storage cases, Benny Lam's photographs of illegally subdivided apartments in Hong Kong are like a gorgeously illustrated case study in how major disease epidemics get started. <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2017/jun/07/boxed-life-inside-hong-kong-coffin-cubicles-cage-homes-in-pictures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This Guardian article</a> is a showcase of Lam's Prix Pictect 2017&nbsp;shortlisted&nbsp;photographs; the video below is a literal page-turner of Lam's book, "TRAPPED," documenting the Hong Kong apartments:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010962/archinect-lax-det-mini-sessions-a-conversation-with-architect-lorcan-o-herlihy-about-his-approach-to-architecture-and-urban-design-in-la-and-detroit Archinect LAX >< DET Mini Sessions; A Conversation With Architect Lorcan O'Herlihy About His Approach to Architecture and Urban Design in LA and Detroit Paul Petrunia 2017-06-06T15:57:00-04:00 >2017-06-06T21:45:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/27/2726pwc72y2o5rt3.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Today we finish off our series of conversations, or "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/666774/mini-sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mini-Sessions</a>", with architects and designers in&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/1322/los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/12263/detroit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Detroit</a>, sharing our conversation with Lorcan O'Herlihy. Lorcan is an Irish-American architect, with offices in Los Angeles and Detroit. His recently published book, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149982007/lorcan-o-herlihy-architects-pumps-up-the-volume-with-amplified-urbanism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amplified Urbanism, was recently reviewed on Archinect</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Where did you grow up?</strong></p> <p>I was born in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/175586/dublin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dublin Ireland</a> and I came here at a very young age to Los Angeles. I was two years old. My family was in the film business. My dad was a film actor so my early years was traveling extensively between the United States and Europe. I went back to Ireland at the age of eight and went to school there through 15, my formative years were spent in Dublin. I came back here at the age of 15 and began studying architecture in university when I was 16.</p> <p><strong>Sixteen is so young to be starting architecture!</strong></p> <p>I was 16 years old as a freshman at University. I was extremely green.</p> <p><strong>Where was that?</strong></p> <p>I have an MA in History and Theory from the <a href="http://archinect.com/architectural-association" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ar...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150011122/tinkering-connections-between-architecture-and-neuroscience Tinkering connections between architecture and neuroscience Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-06T15:54:00-04:00 >2017-06-06T16:57:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wq/wqg59ugqkw2z46rn.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The importance of urban design goes far beyond feel-good aesthetics. A number of studies have shown that growing up in a city doubles the chances of someone developing schizophrenia, and increases the risk for other mental disorders such as depression and chronic anxiety.</p></em><br /><br /><p>While it might appear as common intuitive knowledge, humans are strongly influenced by their context. In recent years, there has been a significant increase in studies on the connection between <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/398896/neuroscience" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">neuroscience</a> and architecture.&nbsp;</p><p>Last month, London's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/703364/conscious-cities-conference" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Conscious Cities Conference</a>&nbsp;brought together architects, designers, engineers, neuroscientists and psychologists to encourage more multidisciplinary engagement. Some of the recent psychological studies focus on defining a stimulating space through the use of&nbsp;wearable devices that monitor skin conductance, various apps, <a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00038628.2016.1266597?journalCode=tasr20" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">VR</a> and EEG headsets for either visualizing or&nbsp;measuring brain's activity and mental states. Other <a href="http://cdn.bmwguggenheimlab.org/TESTING_TESTING_BMW_GUGGENHEIM_LAB_2013_2.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">findings</a> include data on the impact of building facades on our moods, <a href="http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(08)61689-X/abstract" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">green space</a> on our health, and urban environments on our <a href="https://www.pps.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">social interactions</a>.</p><p>Analyzing the ways in which the built environment affects our brains through evidence-based research can grant architects the insight needed for making healthier and more socially-consc...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010871/ncarb-opens-new-path-to-certification-for-architects-from-non-accredited-schools NCARB opens new path to certification for architects from non-accredited schools Nicholas Korody 2017-06-05T12:06:00-04:00 >2017-06-06T13:33:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yb/yby5anzyuk5u9zqi.jpg" width="650" height="301" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If you don&rsquo;t have a degree from an accredited architecture program, getting certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) is no easy task. It&rsquo;s now a bit easier, as NCARB has announced a new &ldquo;Certificate Portfolio&rdquo; path for architects with &ldquo;significant professional experience and degrees with non-accredited design programs.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><p>If you&rsquo;re an architect licensed in any U.S. jurisdiction but hold a degree in something besides architecture&mdash;or even no college degree at all&mdash;you can complete an online portfolio and, if it meets certain requirements, you can get certified.</p><p>&ldquo;This revised path makes the goal of professional mobility achievable for a broader range of licensed individuals, while maintaining the quality standards expected by our boards and the public,&rdquo; says NCARB President Kristine A. Harding, NCARB, AIA.</p><p>Find out more <a href="https://www.ncarb.org/press/ncarb-launches-certificate-portfolio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010268/improbable-transformations-of-a-venezuelan-architectural-icon-as-reported-by-citylab Improbable transformations of a Venezuelan architectural icon, as reported by CityLab Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-02T20:53:00-04:00 >2017-06-04T12:12:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/74/747p5e8ilflsxk88.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sometimes called a tropical Babel, the one-time symbol of the country&rsquo;s progress wound up converted into a prison and, according to some of its former inmates, a torture center for political prisoners.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Helicoide's design was initiated in mid-fifties, the times of Venezuela's economic prosperity. Grandiose, ambitious and strange, the project proposed a first drive-through mall with over 300 stores, a car showroom, gas station, car wash and even a repair shop. However, the building's destiny, was much more complex and chaotic than originally planned. Its long transformation from the intended techno-utopia to a functioning prison is regarded by many as a cruel irony symbolic of the country's's dramatically unstable political climate.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010477/moma-completes-first-phase-of-renovation-and-reveals-final-expansion-design MoMA Completes First Phase of Renovation and Reveals Final Expansion Design Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-02T14:28:00-04:00 >2017-06-03T16:00:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2q/2q4fxdcpn334fffk.jpg" width="650" height="271" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Our curators and the architectural team have spent more than two years in conversations about the nature of our collection, the history of our installations, the continually changing nature of art, and our opportunities and responsibilities for engaging our audiences. The outcome of these discussions is a design that accommodates a global view and new perspectives on modern and contemporary art, and that embodies the metabolic and self-renewing nature of our institution.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Glenn D. Lowry, Director of The Museum of Modern Art, today revealed the completed renovation of the east end of the Museum&rsquo;s campus and unveiled the full design of a multi-year expansion project, developed by <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/176/moma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA</a> with architects <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106441/diller-scofidio-renfro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diller Scofidio + Renfro</a> in collaboration with <a href="http://archinect.com/gensler" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gensler</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/98/98ip7qumr3xb6b0u.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/um/umj4efru9m0hwtly.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/30/303wijzc3q19zth0.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1q/1qn659yrxw2nq6z0.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mq/mq64tuli97cxi3uh.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s3/s3pmg8hmrhnwygaa.jpg"></p><p>The goals for the project are threefold: to increase gallery space and allow the Museum to exhibit significantly more of its diverse collection in deeper and more interdisciplinary ways, to provide visitors with a more welcoming and comfortable experience, and to better connect the Museum to the urban fabric of midtown Manhattan.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010473/a-surprisingly-classical-look-for-google-s-london-hq-from-heatherwick-studio-big A surprisingly classical look for Google's London HQ from Heatherwick Studio + BIG Julia Ingalls 2017-06-01T20:14:00-04:00 >2017-06-04T11:43:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gy/gy1kioz352vg93yp.jpg" width="650" height="504" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Back in 2015, the 11-storey, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/69207772allford-hall-monaghan-morris-ahmm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AHMN</a>-designed scheme for Google's headquarters was deemed "too boring" by Google CEO Larry Page. Heatherwick Studio and BIG were brought in to add some pizazz to what was an admittedly fairly straightforward, boxy design. Today's freshly unveiled renderings show a more visually nuanced building than their predecessor, but the structure does not push design boundaries in the overt way that many associate with BIG and Heatherwick.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3q/3qvxuj46lu23axh6.jpg"></p><p>Indeed, the abundance of bordered, angled bay windows creates the effect of a colonnade; viewed from the exterior, the building resembles a kind of Parthenon mash-up. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows and a roof garden quickly place the building in its modern context, but this is a building that takes pains to join a conversation, not start one.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9u/9uqas5swhmzgzx3x.jpg"></p><p>Thomas Heatherwick explained in a statement that "The area is a fascinating collision of diverse building types and spaces and I can't help but love this mix of massive railway stations, roads...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010380/off-centred-considerations-in-the-urban-age-review-of-monu-26-by-federico-ortiz Off-centred Considerations in the Urban Age: Review of MONU #26 by Federico Ortiz MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2017-06-01T14:02:00-04:00 >2017-06-01T14:02:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hh/hh32w32djcsch5pd.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since 2004, MONU has been working towards the disentanglement and collective understanding of the process of global urbanization. With its latest issue, the magazine seems to demonstrate, and at the same time question, the nature of this process, characterizing it primarily as one of decentralizing urbanization. By Federico Ortiz</p></em><br /><br /><p>In a world undergoing a process of constant urbanization, which appears to cover the entirety of our planet&rsquo;s surface, we have become familiar with the idea of living in the &ldquo;Urban Age&rdquo; and with statistics that predict, for example, that by 2030 60% of the world&rsquo;s population will live in cities. Since 2004, MONU has been working towards the disentanglement and collective understanding of the process of global urbanization. With its latest issue, the magazine seems to demonstrate, and at the same time question, the nature of this process, characterizing it primarily as one of decentralizing urbanization.<br><br>With as many diverse perspectives as collaborators, MONU #26 DECENTRALISED URBANISM probably originated in a triggering question: Are cities like London, New York and Paris, with their centralizing power, the ones to blame for Brexit, Trump, and Marine Le Pen? These elections revealed the power of the underestimated peripheral (suburban, <em>rurban</em> and rural) populations, as well as expos...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010056/a-mad-gallery-in-beijing-that-doubles-as-a-new-facade-for-the-city A MAD gallery in Beijing that doubles as "a new facade for the city" Julia Ingalls 2017-05-30T19:16:00-04:00 >2017-05-30T19:16:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yh/yhcrf6zvb5mikrtd.jpg" width="650" height="509" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Galleries often act as stagnant interior display spaces: their primary function is to host works in a relatively unobtrusive way that is artful without being ostentatious. But what about galleries that are designed to serve another purpose, as the freshly completed Roca&rsquo;s Beijing Gallery in Dongzhimen by MAD Architects does?</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8e/8eeawyxm1o9e52if.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/og/ogcf2m243h813o7z.jpg"></p><p>Instead of tacking a few fixed pieces onto the walls, the gallery itself has an interior LED-laden wall that projects images both of gallery visitors and the pedestrians outside in a purposeful attempt to create an interface with the surrounding urban environment. Imagine combining the introspective mirror and looped video concepts of someone like Dan Graham with the aesthetic thirst for juxtaposition of a gallery curator: the rotating series of images, which was designed by art critic and curator J&eacute;r&ocirc;me Sans, changes at varying intervals, and can be glimpsed by those passing by outside.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6f/6ffbdj8xpsqubfu4.jpg"></p><p>Sometimes the changes occur in seconds; in others, days go by before the imag...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008931/korea-s-high-line-the-mvrdv-designed-skygarden-opens-in-seoul Korea's High Line, the MVRDV-designed Skygarden, opens in Seoul Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-05-23T14:38:00-04:00 >2017-05-25T22:47:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fh/fhxz7n7waifyx15d.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Ever since the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/2191/high-line" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High Line</a> appeared above the streets of Chelsea in New York, cities across the globe have been working on creating their own variations of the civic project. In London, this iteration was to be the Thomas Heatherwick designed <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/529656/garden-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Garden Bridge</a>. However, the project was marred by controversy due to suspicious funding and motives and was finally <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150004995/london-mayor-sadiq-kahn-scraps-garden-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">nixed by the Mayor</a> back in April. Well, as <em>the Guardian</em>&nbsp;<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/may/19/seoul-skygarden-south-korea-london-garden-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">points out</a>,&nbsp;&nbsp;London could've stood to take a few pointers from the South Korean capital of Seoul, whose <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/327/mvrdv" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MVRDV</a> designed Skygarden opened over the weekend to much excitement.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/o4/o47wgtvbju66a8iq.jpg"></p><p>The firm won the bidding process back in May 2015 and have since been working to transform an existing overpass in the heart of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/11458/seoul" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seoul</a> into a 983-meter long public garden, overlaying a matrix of Korean flora onto the 16m elevated steel and concrete structure. The Rotterdam-based architecture and urban design practice has gathered 50 families of plants, collecting around 228 species and sub-species and arrange...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008910/uma-proposes-a-kilometer-long-infinity-pool-for-stockholm-s-waterfront UMA proposes a kilometer-long infinity pool for Stockholm's waterfront Nicholas Korody 2017-05-23T12:22:00-04:00 >2017-05-23T18:45:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yf/yfmy42czv4469zfo.jpg" width="650" height="437" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There&rsquo;s long lap pools, and then there&rsquo;s UMA&rsquo;s design for Stockholm&mdash;a kilometer long infinity pool that serves as tourist attraction, recreational facility, and even infrastructure. The idea is to extend a walkway stretching from the northern part of S&ouml;derman to the eastern point out over the motorway that currently takes up most of the waterfront.&nbsp;</p><p>Perched on a load bearing structure made of a repetitive steel console structure bolted to the bedrock, the infinity pool would contain water pumped from the Baltic Sea and cleaned in a small treatment plant. The water would be heated with waste heat. According to the designers, you could even swim in parts of it during the spring and fall. In the winter, meanwhile, the temperature would be lowered to the point where the water freezes over, enabling ice skating.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d1/d1zok77hwqaiekpy.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uu/uukpaify70dijxlv.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vr/vr9dqid0vwrs8sun.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x2/x29d7loyasu2dssn.jpg"></p><p>According to the designers, the pool would create the illusion of an unobstructed connection between the waterfront and the adjacent Baltic Sea. Dressing rooms, showers and other f...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008238/riba-responds-to-liberal-democrats-manifesto RIBA responds to Liberal Democrats Manifesto Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-05-19T05:49:00-04:00 >2017-05-24T09:09:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yt/ytop872fq3h9yook.jpg" width="650" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"I am pleased to see that the Liberal Democrats have recognized the key role of the built environment sector in tackling issues such as energy demand, climate change and urban flooding through their plans for infrastructure and housing. &ldquo;Proposals for new housebuilding should be balanced with ambitions to deliver high quality, well designed and sustainable homes across the country.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has responded to the publication of the Liberal Democrats manifesto, published earlier today.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>On Brexit:</strong></p><p>&ldquo;I warmly welcome the commitment from the Liberal Democrats to protect the rights of existing EU citizens in the UK, and UK citizens in the EU. Our members need to see this issue resolved as a matter of urgency. The party&rsquo;s desire to open up access to university courses also chimes with RIBA&rsquo;s target to achieve greater diversity in the architecture profession through apprenticeships, with varied and affordable new routes to qualification.&rdquo;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>On planning and communities:</strong></p><p>&ldquo;The promise to devolve powers around housing, transport and skills, backed with resources for infrastructure projects is a welcome step to help local communities create better places to live, work and play. Meaningful devolution opportunities in areas such as housing can help to boost skills in the construction sector across the country.</p><p>&ldquo;The Liberal Democrats also wish...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008253/riba-responds-to-conservatives-manifesto RIBA responds to Conservatives Manifesto Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-05-19T05:49:00-04:00 >2017-05-20T11:30:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/oo/ooyw65ycpw512eyr.jpg" width="650" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"The Conservative Party&rsquo;s manifesto outlines its vision to further empower communities. Whoever forms the next government should ensure that plans to build high quality housing and infrastructure are linked with industrial and devolution strategies to encourage more jobs and a better quality of life for people across the country.&#8203;"</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has responded to the publication of the Conservatives manifesto, published earlier today.</p><p><em>"The RIBA welcomes the Conservatives&rsquo; acknowledgment that the UK&rsquo;s architects are the finest in the world. This is recognition of the vital role that good design has on improving quality of life, sustainability and social integration; and acknowledgement that architects are the design professionals that make this happen."</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>On Brexit: </strong></p><p>&ldquo;The RIBA has long been calling for the rights of non-UK EU nationals to be confirmed. I&rsquo;m happy to see it is included in the Conservative manifesto. Skilled architects come to the UK from across the world, giving us the edge in creativity and innovation; we need to ensure this continues into the future.</p><p>&ldquo;British architects have been clear about our key asks from Brexit through RIBA&rsquo;s &lsquo;<a href="https://followup.cc/l/10011105/e8ae1d906c355748b1eb6445b453b794/https%3A%2F%2Fwww.architecture.com%2Fknowledge-and-resources%2Fresources-landing-page%2Fglobal-by-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Global By Design&rsquo;</a> report. The RIBA will continue to be a strong voice for the sector in the coming weeks and months.&rdquo;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>On planning and co...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008241/first-glimpse-of-hansonla-s-master-plan-to-redevelop-city-market-los-angeles First glimpse of HansonLA's master plan to redevelop City Market Los Angeles Justine Testado 2017-05-18T15:40:00-04:00 >2017-05-20T07:02:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/he/heo60ot2w2j7nxby.jpg" width="650" height="1038" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After five years in the works, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/104867291/hansonla" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HansonLA</a>&nbsp;finalized the multi-phase master plan with the L.A. Department of City Planning to redevelop the historic City Market Los Angeles, located in Downtown L.A.'s Fashion District. Established in 1909 by a group of immigrant farmers, CMLA is home to one of the oldest wholesale produce markets in the U.S.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tf/tfzcnouatn7cduvi.jpg"><br><em>Aerial view.&nbsp;Rendering by KINK Studio.</em></p><p>The mixed-use, 10-acre master plan is jam-packed, comprising buildings ranging from 3-38 stories, 945 residential units, 210 hotel rooms, 225,000 square-feet of retail, restaurant, and entertainment space (including the new <a href="http://www.citymarketsouth.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">City Market South</a>), and 312,000 square-feet of educational space.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4d/4du7rxmt2ylcc2r3.jpg"><br><em>Rendering by KINK Studio.</em></p><p>Re-emphasizing the pedestrian experience of the original CMLA, the new plan will also feature an elevated walkway that will wrap around approximately 60 percent of the site, offering visitors some open space and a view of the DTLA skyline.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;[City Market's] sympathetic approach to the program allows it t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150007879/construction-of-the-world-s-first-light-rail-on-a-floating-bridge-to-start-next-month-in-seattle Construction of the world’s first light rail on a floating bridge to start next month in Seattle Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-05-16T18:36:00-04:00 >2017-05-16T19:54:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ix/ixi61d5knhe0q5qo.jpg" width="650" height="418" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Engineers have to ensure the bridge will remain buoyant when a pair of 300-ton trains pass each other, and that the high-voltage current that powers the trains won&rsquo;t stray into the bridge&rsquo;s pontoons and corrode its steel rebar. They spent $53 million just to design the section across Lake Washington.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge is a floating bridge that stretches across Lake Washington, connecting Seattle and Bellevue through Interstate 90 freeway.</p><p>This April the final design promising to replace the center express lanes of I-90 with full speed light rail was signed off.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ps/psz6uehfplhn665x.jpg"></p><p>Subject to much controversy, Sound Transit has&nbsp;engineered and field-tested&nbsp;unique joints&nbsp;in order for the&nbsp;rail&nbsp;to account for the bridge's movement and weather conditions.</p><p>Rail service is projected to begin in 2023.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150007809/amazon-s-new-seattle-headquarters-will-permanently-house-a-homeless-shelter Amazon's new Seattle headquarters will permanently house a homeless shelter Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-05-16T14:30:00-04:00 >2017-05-16T20:59:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sp/sp3bqe5vvrhqb6uh.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The current shelter can house up to 200 people and features 60 rooms, which each have bathrooms and showers. The new, 47,000-square-foot space will be a little larger. About 220&nbsp;people in 65 rooms will be able to live there. As in&nbsp;the current shelter, rent and utility will be free, and residents will need to&nbsp;meet housing goals, like filling out employment applications, scheduling interviews, and enrolling in school or job-training programs.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In 2016, when Amazon let Mary's Place, a homeless shelter, move into one of their properties, the arrangement appeared as a temporary favor. Nevertheless, as the company is completing the construction of&nbsp;its new headquarters in Seattle, the shelter is promised a permanent home inside of one of the new office buildings.</p><p>"In Seattle, the plan could also help burnish Amazon&rsquo;s image, which has taken some hits. It has been <a href="https://www.geekwire.com/2012/amazoncom-workers-unflattering-nickname-hometown-amholes/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">targeted</a> by anti-gentrification activists, and its high-pressure work culture was the subject of a <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/16/technology/inside-amazon-wrestling-big-ideas-in-a-bruising-workplace.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Times investigation</a> two years ago.</p><p>...Amazon has also been <a href="http://www.seattletimes.com/business/amazon-a-virtual-no-show-in-hometown-philanthropy/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">bashed</a> for being disengaged from civic life relative to local stalwarts known for their philanthropic giving, like Boeing, Microsoft and Starbucks. More recently, that has begun to change, with gifts like Amazon&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/education/amazon-pledges-10m-toward-new-uw-computer-science-building/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">$10 million donation</a> for the construction of a new computer science building at the University of Washington." -NY Times</p><p>According to Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness annual&nbsp;report, mo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150007258/megacities-and-the-future-of-warfare Megacities and the Future of Warfare Nam Henderson 2017-05-15T00:14:00-04:00 >2017-05-15T09:44:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0r/0rg1owdym7lhdic9.jpg" width="650" height="427" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The conclusions of the SSG research are clear: megacities are unavoidable, they are potentially the most challenging environment the Army has ever faced, and the Army is unprepared to operate in them...by 2030 there will be 662 cities around the world with at least one million inhabitants (compared to 512 today) and 60 percent of the world&rsquo;s population will live in cities. The potential for operations in dense urban areas will rise correspondingly, presenting a challenge the Army cannot ignore.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Back in February,&nbsp;<a href="http://mwi.usma.edu/major-john-spencer/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Maj.&nbsp;John Spencer</a>&nbsp;made the case for why <a href="https://mwi.usma.edu/time-create-megacities-combat-unit/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">It's Time to Create a Megacities Combat Unit</a>. A few days ago, he fleshed out the concept, by detailing "<em>What would such a unit look like?</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5c/5cu5adeypdjnugtr.jpg"></p><p>Interesting to note, that rather than the more au courant image of a generic middle eastern/Arab city, the Major used a photo of Ho Chi Minh/Saigon for the essay published in Feb. Though the more recent essay, did use a photo of the rooftops in Cairo. Future mil-tech referenced includes; hover bikes, enhanced&nbsp;<a href="http://www.defensenews.com/articles/army-pushes-to-counter-drones-as-threat-grows" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">counter&ndash;unmanned aircraft systems</a>&nbsp;(C-UAS) and soldiers skilled at Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA).</p><p>If you are interested in further U.S. Army Futures Ideation, check out <a href="https://futures.armyscitech.com/about/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SciTech Futures</a>, where past exercises have explored everything from;&nbsp;<a href="https://futures.armyscitech.com/ex5/marketplace/defending-and-hacking-intelligent-buldings/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Defending &ndash; and hacking &ndash; &ldquo;Intelligent&rdquo; buildings</a>&nbsp;and Autonomous Infrastructure <a href="https://futures.armyscitech.com/ex6/workshop/networked-autonomous-infrastructure-sabotage-battalion/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Destruction</a>/<a href="https://futures.armyscitech.com/ex6/workshop/autonomous-infrastructure-repair-and-maintenance/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Maintenance</a>&nbsp;bots, to the simpler&nbsp;<a href="https://futures.armyscitech.com/ex5/workshop/crowd-sourcing-innovation/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Crowd sourcing (of) innovation</a>.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150007064/is-yimbyism-the-proper-antidote-to-nimbyism-or-should-we-throw-these-terms-out-altogether Is YIMBYism the proper antidote to NIMBYism? or should we throw these terms out altogether? Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-05-11T19:06:00-04:00 >2017-05-12T13:25:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yl/ylfyljq3rd6j5lyi.jpg" width="650" height="444" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Trauss's followers live by the neoliberal belief that deregulation and building more housing, even if it's only affordable to the richest of the rich, will trickle down and eventually make housing affordable for all. Her vision is Reagonomics "dressed up in a progressive sheep's costume," according to Becker. But Trauss's "fresh approach" to the dilemma of exploding housing costs has got conservative libertarians and lefty media outlets alike foaming at the mouth for more.</p></em><br /><br /><p>San Francisco, and the surrounding Bay Area, has long been the example around which issues of gentrification are discussed and cited. While it is far from being the only city to deal with an influx of wealth and the subsequent displacement of local residents, its role as the center of the tech boom has given the area one of brightest spotlights in regards to these questions. In a recent article put out by <em>Truth-Out</em>, the authors discuss the rise of a new (according to the authors) approach to solving housing crises&mdash;YIMBYism. YIMBYism stands for Yes-In-My-Backyard and is meant to designate a positive stance on development. It is an approach, as characterized by the authors, as being along the lines of trickle-down economics&mdash;the idea being that&nbsp;building more housing, even if it's only affordable to higher-income earners, will eventually make housing more affordable for all.&nbsp;</p><p>The article focuses on the conservatives running this movement claiming that they have become the "Alt-Right" of ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150006656/socialism-and-nationalism-on-the-danube Socialism and Nationalism on the Danube Places Journal 2017-05-09T15:57:00-04:00 >2017-05-09T15:58:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wn/wn87grhx4yioxf8j.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Both Vienna and Budapest can be viewed as battlefields in an unfolding European crisis of identity and confidence that threatens the continent&rsquo;s political unity and raises fundamental questions about what exactly it means to be European, to be Europe. Can we read these crises at the level of architecture?</p></em><br /><br /><p>In light of contemporary political turmoil in the region, Owen Hatherley examines key moments in the architectural histories of two quintessentially European cities, from the development of Vienna's monumental public housing to Budapest's experimentation with an ethnonationalist style.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150006623/hud-head-ben-carson-thinks-creature-comforts-are-not-for-those-on-section-8 HUD head Ben Carson thinks creature comforts are not for those on Section 8 Julia Ingalls 2017-05-09T13:22:00-04:00 >2017-05-09T23:05:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/aj/ajzv4460gr3xinfu.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As he toured facilities for the poor in Ohio last week, Mr. Carson, the neurosurgeon-turned-housing secretary, joked that a relatively well-appointed apartment complex for veterans lacked &ldquo;only pool tables.&rdquo; He inquired at one stop whether animals were allowed. At yet another, he nodded, plainly happy, as officials explained how they had stacked dozens of bunk beds inside a homeless shelter and purposefully did not provide televisions.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In a recent visit to a public housing facility in Columbus, Ohio, HUD head Ben Carson reiterated his stance that anyone receiving Section 8 housing vouchers or federal assistance should not get too comfortable, as this would lead them to simply want to stay in their federally provided digs. Ironically, studies have shown that for the chronic homeless population, remaining in one place is actually <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149944930/how-4-us-cities-are-applying-architectural-solutions-to-homelessness" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">much cheaper for the state</a> than having them constantly bouncing between shelters and the street once emergency room visits and legal fees are added into the mix. Carson did make allowances for those who are mentally ill or unable to provide for themselves, but in his view there is to be no rest for who he defines as the able-bodied.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150006023/jr-s-wrinkles-of-the-city-portraying-the-faces-affected-by-gentrification-and-rapid-urbanization-hits-istanbul JR's "Wrinkles Of The City", portraying the faces affected by gentrification and rapid urbanization, hits Istanbul Orhan Ayyüce 2017-05-04T23:42:00-04:00 >2017-05-05T00:43:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sy/syases84lkdwqdgw.jpg" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If I was a poet, I would speak of Istanbul If I were a musician, my music would belong to Istanbul If I was a painter, I would paint Istanbul -Mihail</p></em><br /><br /><p>Prolific French artist JR continues to produce impactful work, following up his latest public exhibition&nbsp;with a special installation of his &ldquo;Wrinkles of the City&rdquo; series. First launched in 2008, the series is meant to&nbsp;visually portray the faces affected by gentrification and rapid urbanization in the world&rsquo;s largest cities. Accordingly, JR spent the past two weeks in the alleyways and rooftops of Istanbul, forcing residents to confront the elderly&rsquo;s personal stories through singular images.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150005966/dror-and-gensler-propose-underground-cruise-operation-for-istanbul-s-galataport-masterplan Dror and Gensler propose underground cruise operation for Istanbul's Galataport masterplan Julia Ingalls 2017-05-04T18:11:00-04:00 >2017-05-04T18:12:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g5/g5y4typsyea58p0r.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Imagine combining the movable gangway employed for airplane passengers with the slender above-ground urban footprint of a subway station, and you have the basic concepts behind Gensler and Dror's proposed underground cruise operation in their masterplan for the&nbsp;Galataport in Istanbul. Using a hydraulic boardwalk that deploys a rising gangway when and only when a ship docks, the system&nbsp;only takes up 3.5 meters of boardwalk.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q2/q2pr9xhhna81r2x8.jpg"></p><p>The architects wanted to free up the now mainly inaccessible-to-the-public 1.2 kilometer Bosphorus abutting boardwalk while still servicing cruise ships, so they invented this underground system in combination with&nbsp;interdisciplinary firm BEA.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dd/ddw2nr17hfwucs77.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xq/xqis8m47tmiji2ci.jpg"></p><p>As Dror Benshetrit, principal of Dror explains,&nbsp;&ldquo;Through the collaboration of our partners, we&rsquo;ve been able to relocate the cruise terminal in an unprecedented way and design a plan that respects the cultural texture of Istanbul. It is our hope that the revitalized neighborhood will reconnect local residents and visitors with n...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150005664/hong-kong-grounded Hong Kong, Grounded Places Journal 2017-05-02T18:44:00-04:00 >2017-05-02T18:44:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2f/2fuiq1wmgcmdjgbz.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Even in this relentlessly vertical city, famous for walkways that feel like aerial labyrinths, you can&rsquo;t levitate forever. Where the mountain rises up faster than the towers, you bump into a hillside and come back to earth. In Hong Kong, the ground is everywhere.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The terrain that weaves between streets, through public spaces, and beneath buildings in Hong Kong reminds observers of the tenuous relation between the city and its geology. Karl Kullmann photographs these zones of contact between the multilevel metropolis and the mountain, reflecting on the city's genuine landscape infrastructure and the urban experiences that it grounds.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150005403/design-trust-seeking-proposals-for-public-for-all-rethinking-shared-space-in-nyc-initiative Design Trust seeking proposals for “Public for All: Rethinking Shared Space in NYC” initiative Justine Testado 2017-05-01T16:19:00-04:00 >2017-05-01T16:23:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xq/xqnmxerx4qn5y5o8.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;In today&rsquo;s political climate, we must affirm and ensure that New York City&rsquo;s public realm provides places of refuge and play, congregation and demonstration, and dialogue and exchange.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>In their latest community-driven effort, the non-profit <a href="http://designtrust.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Trust for Public Space</a> recently launched &ldquo;Public for All: Rethinking Shared Space in NYC&rdquo;. The citywide call invites design firms, communities, agencies, and individuals based in any of New York City's five boroughs to send project ideas for planning and designing public spaces that are more accessible, resourceful, and can be sustainably maintained and operated.</p><p>Here are more details from the Design Trust:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jv/jvfip86wl41nx76a.jpg"><br><em>The Brooklyn Bridge. Photo: Liz Ligon. Courtesy of the Design Trust for Public Space.</em></p><p>Proposals must&nbsp;be&nbsp;research, design, and planning projects that will unlock the potential of NYC&rsquo;s shared spaces, including underutilized and under-resourced community assets. Projects may be site-specific but must potentially change the way NYC&nbsp;develops and manages public space citywide.&nbsp;</p><p>Although Design Trust efforts may eventually lead to built work, projects should demonstrate broad policy or programming goals, with potential for furt...</p>