Archinect - News 2016-07-23T15:23:43-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149959268/design-leads-environmentally-friendly-education-for-hertfordshire-pupils Design leads environmentally friendly education for Hertfordshire pupils Jessica Bonehill 2016-07-22T11:49:00-04:00 >2016-07-22T17:47:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/62/620uxspss49y3thx.jpg" width="514" height="226" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Howe Dell Primary in Hatfield could well be the UK&rsquo;s most eco-friendly school. It has toilets that flush using rainwater, sedum roofs made of plants and vegetation, and classroom sink-tops made from recycled yoghurt pots. But the school&rsquo;s design doesn&rsquo;t just help protect the environment, it also uses nature to improve children&rsquo;s academic performance and behaviour.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tb/tbwgjn5o5e5hlcow.jpg"></p><p>Howe Dell Primary&rsquo;s &pound;10 million, eco-friendly design is used by teachers to promote sustainability to a new generation of pupils. Capita Architects were given free reign to push the limits of sustainable design in the project, which was funded by the council, and that was exactly what they did. The school features solar panels, a wind turbine, and a heating system that uses a series of pipes just below the surface of the school playground for passive gain that is then utilised to heat the school.&nbsp;</p><p>This groundbreaking design was awarded ECO Green Flag accreditation (the highest level awarded to sustainable schools in the UK) and places pupils in close proximity to nature. To this end, the design&rsquo;s wetland area and sedum roofs are used to study birds and the school places sustainability at the core of the curriculum. This learning is even extended to the playground where learning stations allow pupils to examine the habitats of micro-beasts. In this way, the whole building is understoo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958945/gruen-associates-mia-lehrer-oyler-wu-appointed-to-design-l-a-river-greenway-in-san-fernando-valley Gruen Associates, Mia Lehrer, Oyler Wu appointed to design L.A. River Greenway in San Fernando Valley Justine Testado 2016-07-20T20:27:00-04:00 >2016-07-21T09:35:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vk/vko6kp2af5nx894f.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Mayor Eric Garcetti's office released a statement yesterday announcing that Gruen Associates, Mia Lehrer + Associates, Oyler Wu Collaborative, and civil and structural engineering firm Psomas will&nbsp;design the final 12 miles of the San Fernando Valley portion of the Los Angeles River Greenway. The Greenway would&nbsp;allow Angelenos to walk or bike from Canoga Park to Elysian Valley.</p><p>No project renderings for now, as the designers will begin conducting a feasibility study over the next nine months. According to the press release, the Greenway &ldquo;will address important objectives&rdquo; in both the City&rsquo;s/Frank Gehry's (still yet to be revealed) <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149952791/what-s-happening-with-frank-gehry-s-masterplan-for-the-la-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan</a> as well as L.A. County&rsquo;s River Master Plan, their Bicycle Plans, and Mayor Garcetti's Sustainable City pLAn.</p><p>The mayor and County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl will jointly fund the project, along with additional support from City Councilmembers Bob Blumenfield, Paul Krekorian, Nury Martinez and David Ryu, and the&nbsp;Depart...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958848/a-bridge-57-years-in-the-making-designed-by-steven-holl A bridge 57 years in the making, designed by Steven Holl Julia Ingalls 2016-07-20T13:32:00-04:00 >2016-07-20T13:34:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4j/4j98uy6bj2pkz7m6.jpg" width="514" height="362" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In 1959,&nbsp;Edward Durell Stone had envisioned a pedestrian walkway connecting his unbuilt design for the Kennedy Center to the Potomac River, but it was not until this year that <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1405/steven-holl-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl Architects</a> gained approval for the bridge, which is part of the firm's larger expansion design for the center. The bridge will not only provide a tangible connection between the facility and the landscape, but allow opportunities to visit a cafe and view outdoor art events, including an exterior wall which will double as a site for broadcasts and simulcast performances.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j1/j1ycglyg9rq2vnta.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;This is a joyful moment for a public space which will be shared and enjoyed by many in the future,&rdquo; said Steven Holl in a press release. &ldquo;After thoughtful review by these regulatory agencies, we have achieved complete approval for our Kennedy Center Expansion project and its public access to the Potomac Riverfront.&rdquo;</p><p><strong>Want to work at <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1405/steven-holl-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl Architects</a>? They're currently hiring a&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149957610/senior-architect-8-years-of-experience" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Senior Architect: 8 years of experience</a> for their B...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957887/nyc-s-lowline-is-approved-by-city-officials-becoming-world-s-first-underground-park NYC's Lowline is approved by city officials, becoming world's first underground park Julia Ingalls 2016-07-14T14:25:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T20:13:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dm/dmgz8wmoo13vec42.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What do you do with a sad, funky, abandoned trolley terminus? Well, if it's the former Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal under Delancey Street in New York City, you make the world's first underground park by virtue of adding some mirrors, skylights, and vegetation. One acre in size, the freshly city-approved <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/66113069/how-will-the-lowline-make-the-leap-from-idea-to-reality" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">park</a>&nbsp;(which took nearly a decade to go from its initial concept to getting the green light from the city) makes use of solar technology to pour sunlight into the former terminal, which has remained unused since 1948.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fb/fb2dralzak9lu9fy.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/et/eth43km4wnomho72.jpg"></p><p>"Every designer dreams of doing civic work that contributes to society and to the profession," said&nbsp;James Ramsey,&nbsp;Lowline Co-Founder and Creator. "Over the last 8 years, we just stuck to what we thought was a great idea that could make our city and our community better. We're thrilled to move ahead on designing and building a space that people will enjoy for generations to come."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y3/y37knhg4fwkeib4v.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f4/f40fviddcaggsh9l.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2h/2hsskeyccsw1s7as.jpg"></p><p>For more on innovative design news in NYC:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149956094/designing-around-sea-level-rise-in-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designing around sea-level rise in New York</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955304/trading-the-l-train-for-a-giant-inflatable-condom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">T...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957419/our-predictions-for-the-stirling-prize-2016-nominees Our predictions for the Stirling Prize 2016 nominees Ellen Hancock 2016-07-13T03:45:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T20:23:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3h/3ha0d4yipjuxyi9q.jpg" width="514" height="686" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It&rsquo;s that time of year again&hellip;On Thursday 14th July the nominees for this years Stirling Prize will be announced. For anyone who doesn&rsquo;t know the UK&rsquo;s most prestigious award, it was founded in 1996 and recognises &ldquo;the architects of the building that has made the greatest contribution to the evolution of architecture in the past year.&rdquo;</p><p>Although the future of the industry is somewhat uncertain following the EU referendum a few weeks ago, firms have been optimistic; confident in their innovative skill and entrepreneurial ability to tackle the potential problems ahead.</p><p>Looking back over completed projects from the last year, it is clear to see why. It has been a particularly impressive year for UK projects - it was no mean feat selecting our predictions for the six nominations.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kd/kddkix6pv5a4ioyt.jpg"></p><p><strong>AHMM - 61 Oxford Street</strong><br>Last year AHMM took first place for Burntwood School in Wandsworth. This year we think they may have a chance with 61 Oxford Street, a distinctive and contemporary landmark that takes inspirati...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956752/affordable-spaces-for-london-s-creative-industry-by-urban-acupuncture Affordable spaces for London's creative industry by Urban Acupuncture Ellen Hancock 2016-07-08T11:18:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T15:48:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e7/e7e89689781f116b4f8340a0700fcde2.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The duo asked themselves the question if London will still be the capital of creativity, arts and crafts in 10 years time. Rising rents for residential and work spaces, combined with an&nbsp;increasingly unaffordable education system, are making the city less and less accessible. According to Boano and Pri&scaron;montas, London has always been a center for creativity,&nbsp;but the recent financial pressures have turned &lsquo;creativity&rsquo; into an industry that can only be joined by people who are able to afford&nbsp;it.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ab/ab4f6d0e76b8daa4724a53972c466495.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2a/2ac26e7c3912bb83065bde25f262585a.jpg"></p><p>At this unstable time, the capital's creative industry must be entrepreneurial and work together to remain the best, are we up to the challenge? Read more stories of ingenuity in the UK here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149956491/the-hive-pavilion-moves-to-kew-gardens" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Hive pavilion moves to Kew Gardens</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149956114/digital-elytrons-latest-architecture-technology-at-the-v-a-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Digital Elytrons. Latest Architecture Technology at the V &amp; A Museum.</a></li><li><a href="http://RIBA%20reveals%2046%20stunning%20projects%20as%202016%20National%20Awardees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA reveals 46 stunning projects as 2016 National Awardees</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149951999/allies-and-morrison-propose-an-alternative-to-the-garden-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Allies and Morrison propose an alternative to the garden bridge</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149951735/london-revives-co-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London revives co-housing</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956491/the-hive-pavilion-moves-to-kew-gardens The Hive pavilion moves to Kew Gardens Ose Etomi 2016-07-07T12:38:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T14:21:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l5/l5vewuvoyhi7nwms.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Kew Gardens has been home to many notable sculptures and architectural pieces such as Henry Moore&rsquo;s &ldquo;Reclining Mother and Child&rdquo; and Marks Barfield Architect&rsquo;s &ldquo;Tree Top Walkway&rdquo;. So it was no surprise when it was chosen to showcase &ldquo;The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126426103/a-peek-into-the-uk-s-beehive-inspired-pavilion-for-milan-expo-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hive</a>&rdquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ik/ik1gpkl2hkzjvhcp.jpg"></p><p>The Hive is the award-wining pavilion designed by artist Wolfgang Buttress and built by architectural practice BDP and engineers Simmonds Studio. It was first created for the 2015 Milan Expo where it attracted over 3.3 million visitors and became one of the main attractions. It is the first structure to be brought back to Britain after an Expo.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r2/r28i05sg3gj8fok3.jpg"></p><p>The Hive brings together art, science, sound and landscape representing the important relationship between bee and human.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k9/k9ecdphr69q0erd9.jpg"></p><p>Prompted by the theme "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life" the Hive seeks to showcase the relationship between humans and bees. It&rsquo;s outer structure is made from aluminum rods arranged hexagonally in a honeycomb fashion. The porous construction mimics the whirlwind motion made by a sw...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956509/new-jersey-s-oldest-and-largest-frank-lloyd-wright-house-listed-for-2-2m New Jersey’s Oldest and Largest Frank Lloyd Wright House Listed for $2.2M Alyssa Alimurung 2016-07-07T12:36:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T14:27:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qe/qekiba6rbqhp0syt.jpg" width="514" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Of the four houses Frank Lloyd Wright built in New Jersey, the first and largest was the 2,000-square-foot James B. Christie House, which dates to 1940. Wright built the home on seven acres of secluded woodland and employed his Usonian principles of simplicity and practically that connect to nature. After selling in 2014 to a private buyer for $1.7 million, the Christie House is now on the market for $2.2 million after receiving a new roof and heating system.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956425/dive-into-james-corner-s-field-of-icebergs-now-at-the-national-building-museum Dive into James Corner's field of ICEBERGS, now at the National Building Museum Justine Testado 2016-07-06T20:07:00-04:00 >2016-07-08T12:29:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3d/3de3add8x1a9s27v.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Walk into the Great Hall of Washington D.C.'s National Building Museum right now and you'll find a glacial landscape of geometric "icebergs" floating before you. Landscape architect James Corner worked alongside the NBM to design the chilling scene, as part of the museum's 2016 Summer Block Party. In the past, the yearly series hosted Snarkitecture's monochromatic&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131329607/snarkitecture-s-10-000-sq-ft-indoor-beach-at-the-national-building-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BEACH</a>&nbsp;and BIG's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103881621/delve-into-the-big-maze-at-the-national-building-museum-in-washington-d-c" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">gigantic maze</a>.</p><p>Opening this past Saturday, ICEBERGS lets visitors catch a break from D.C.'s hot, humid summers.&nbsp;The installation is based on themes related to physical experience and landscape representation, according to James Corner Field Operations, welcoming visitors with an&nbsp;&ldquo;interactive and playful space of respite and reflection&rdquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ne/ne70t4g8m050kn28.jpg"></p><p>Encased in a large blue net, the installation comprises over 30 prismatic triangular pentahedrons and octahedrons constructed from translucent polycarbonate panels, and&nbsp;range from 16-56 feet in height.</p><p>Visitors can cool off as they lounge on chunky, triangular beanbags strewn a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149955774/overcrowding-on-london-s-canals Overcrowding on London's canals Ellen Hancock 2016-07-04T11:39:00-04:00 >2016-07-22T12:46:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e1/e15522085c37aec7f24f7f4b6e7e9c70.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I&rsquo;m no longer a boater, and when I took a walk around the canal recently, I discovered that London&rsquo;s canals have hundreds more boats than before, many in temporary moorings &ndash; constant cruisers that have to move every two weeks. Twenty years ago, you could walk from Little Venice to the Sainsbury&rsquo;s at Kensal Green and barely see a moored boat. Now, they are two abreast almost the entire way, on both sides of the canal.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Find out more about how the housing crisis is affecting London:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149954374/brexit-will-put-even-more-strain-on-towns-already-pressed-for-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brexit will put even more strain on towns already pressed for housing</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/149951735/london-revives-co-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London revives co-housing</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></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149955230/new-renderings-of-tadao-ando-s-living-wall-in-manhattan New renderings of Tadao Ando's living wall in Manhattan Julia Ingalls 2016-06-30T13:27:00-04:00 >2016-07-03T18:16:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k8/k85822838qccqvnx.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As luxury condominiums go, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129403234/tadao-ando-shares-his-design-ambitions-for-152-elizabeth-street-in-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">152 Elizabeth Street</a> displays an unusual rigor and finesse: this is not an exercise in overindulgence, but in refined balance.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tt/tt5zkmjbue4lhydm.jpg"></p><p>With its 32,000 square feet split between seven individual residences, Tadao Ando's floor-to-celling windowed, burnished metal,&nbsp;poured-in-place concrete structure also features a 55' x 99' living wall with vegetation that shifts seasonally for the ideal mix of color and texture.&nbsp;English Ivy, Boston Ivy, Virginia Creepers, Jasmine Clematis and climbing Hydrangeas will make up this constantly evolving green wall, a blend that was picked in part by landscape firm&nbsp;M. Paul Friedberg and Partners.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d6/d6rze2wuzz3r2low.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r9/r9hrjyk1vy3xzb6z.jpg"></p><p>According to a press release, "the building&rsquo;s design references four primary&nbsp;elements - light, sound, air, and water." Sited in Manhattan's Nolita neighborhood, the design of 152 Elizabeth Street's interiors is a collaboration between Ando and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/40804767/gabellini-sheppard-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gabellini Sheppard Associates</a>, the latter of which is serving as the architect of record.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sm/smbb7ky01wplk518.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/62/62depxl5th7s976s.jpg"></p><p>Once likened t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954591/huge-groundwater-reserves-discovered-deep-below-california-s-central-valley Huge groundwater reserves discovered deep below California's Central Valley Alexander Walter 2016-06-28T13:49:00-04:00 >2016-07-02T11:02:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/61/61560evz3ooh1jsh.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a&nbsp;surprising new study,&nbsp;Stanford researchers have found&nbsp;that drought-ravaged California is sitting on top of a vast and previously unrecognized water resource, in the form of deep groundwater, residing&nbsp;at depths between 1,000&nbsp;and nearly 10,000 feet&nbsp;below the surface of the state&rsquo;s always thirsty Central Valley. [...] new research could prove controversial among scientists trying to interpret what it means for a state that has battled over water, and its distribution, going back many decades.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Other drought-related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944438/california-eases-some-drought-restrictions-but-makes-others-permanent" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">California eases some drought restrictions but makes others permanent</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135055228/how-is-water-used-in-california" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How is water used in California?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136804115/grassroots-cactivism-1st-place-winner-in-dry-futures-speculative-category" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Grassroots Cactivism," 1st place winner in Dry Futures Speculative category</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136734972/liquifying-aquifer-1st-place-winner-in-dry-futures-pragmatic-category" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Liquifying Aquifer", 1st place winner in Dry Futures Pragmatic category</a></li></ul> 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 >2016-07-02T00:37:55-04:00 <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 >2016-07-04T11:19:55-04:00 <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/149953515/cold-war-era-spy-photography-finds-second-life-as-climate-change-record Cold War-era spy photography finds second life as climate change record Nicholas Korody 2016-06-23T13:24:00-04:00 >2016-06-30T20:35:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aj/ajegogb7ji2xjrui.jpg" width="514" height="745" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It was revealed earlier this month that declassified U.S. spy satellite photographs taken above the Antarctic have inadvertently also documented how that continent has been affected by climate change. In this case, deep in the archives of national intelligence agencies are satellite photos half a century old in which scientifically useful data has been hiding in plain sight. These now-outdated spy photographs have thus found an unexpected second life as important tools of planetary science...</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more on the often unexpected sources of climate data, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942776/the-700-year-old-climate-data-recorded-by-japanese-monks" target="_blank">The 700-year old climate data recorded by Japanese monks</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935981/global-warming-may-be-much-more-catastrophic-and-happen-much-quicker-than-we-imagined" target="_blank">Global warming may be much more catastrophic (and happen much quicker) than we imagined</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146194305/last-year-was-the-warmest-since-at-least-1880" target="_blank">Last year was the warmest since (at least) 1880</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/126783591/architecture-of-the-anthropocene-pt-3-getting-lost-in-the-ozone" target="_blank">Architecture of the Anthropocene, Pt. 3: Getting Lost in the Ozone</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952948/the-genesis-of-tate-modern The genesis of Tate Modern Ellen Hancock 2016-06-21T12:06:00-04:00 >2016-06-29T00:28:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eh/ehj6k1jda1kv9gig.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When we first visited Bankside Power Station for the original Tate Modern competition in 1994, it seemed like the castle in Sleeping Beauty &ndash; an enormous urban mountain that was completely overgrown, surrounded by barbed wire and prickly roses, as if protecting the hidden beauty inside. It seemed dangerous. It is totally unimaginable now, but this was a huge chunk of the city that was totally excluded from public life, set back behind high walls.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more on the Tate Modern:</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/149952024/we-can-t-sneer-at-developers-herzog-de-meuron-examine-london-s-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"We can't sneer at developers": Herzog &amp; de Meuron examine London's future</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149946793/first-look-inside-tate-modern-s-new-extension" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First look inside Tate Modern's new Extension</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/149952629/a-look-around-the-new-tate-modern-extension A look around the new Tate Modern extension Ellen Hancock 2016-06-20T09:56:00-04:00 >2016-06-26T15:57:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gm/gm7prwiorb8u19ku.jpg" width="514" height="642" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The original Tate Modern redevelopment was started in 1995 and since opening in 2000 has become the most popular gallery in the world. It made sense then for Herzog and De Meuron to return and finish the job. Their architectural evolution and legacy is now embedded in the London skyline, as is their success.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/de/detb0fq5umh8wyvz.jpg"></p><p>The synergy between the buildings, old and new, is remarkable and assisted satisfyingly by the graphic identity from British designer Peter Saville. The space is incredibly successful as an art gallery but also as an architectural performance; there are continuous structural accents inviting you to explore the sensuality of the space. From the inside the lattice brickwork is a welcome and original delight that insists on further inspection and accordingly reveals disguised benches bracketed into the window, ostensibly waiting for you all along.&nbsp;It is easy to navigate your way through the building but also extremely satisfying to get lost in it.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9s/9s041geaamzcwsdv.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ok/okt5vi2pgfeoof01.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ny/nyup28ksysfj8cds.jpg"></p><p>Offering almost certainly one of t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952038/vernacular-architectural-photographer-john-margolies-has-died Vernacular architectural photographer John Margolies has died Julia Ingalls 2016-06-16T13:10:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T13:10:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7q/7q093l7rqjtzmg4z.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mr. Margolies, who died on May 26, at 76, was considered the country&rsquo;s foremost photographer of vernacular architecture &mdash; the coffee shops shaped like coffeepots; the gas station shaped like a teapot (the Teapot Dome Service Station in Zillah, Wash.); and the motels shaped like all manner of things, from wigwams to zeppelins to railroad cars &mdash; that once stood as proud totems along America&rsquo;s blue highways.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In memoriam, here are a few of Margolies' idiosyncratic finds, many of which were compiled into the 2010 book "John Margolies: Roadside America":</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h2/h2rbovwqm6q5anu3.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c9/c9sl7i4l7xxgvomn.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1a/1aoxamwefrbwrsy4.jpg"></p><p>Other architectural photographers who are still doing their signature thing:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141904862/photographer-captures-the-beauty-of-beirut-s-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photographer captures the beauty of Beirut's architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941590/b-ka-lemoine-s-cinematic-canon-acquired-by-moma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">B&ecirc;ka &amp; Lemoine's cinematic canon acquired by MoMA</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147749081/photographer-captures-the-changing-face-of-shanghai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photographer captures the changing face of Shanghai</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952025/global-warming-is-redrawing-national-borders Global warming is redrawing national borders Nicholas Korody 2016-06-16T12:35:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T12:35:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f2/f2z85svbr5lt70u2.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Climate change is happening so fast and on such a huge scale that it's forcing us to change the borders of a country," said head of the mapping expedition, Marco Ferrari... The borders of a country are "something we always consider as stable, as a political device, the foundation of the modern state, the most sacred thing, but this huge natural transformation makes clear how disruptive and alarming these changes are," he said.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Even the biggest and most stable things, like glaciers, mountains&mdash;these huge objects, they can change in a few years. We live on a planet that changes, and we try to make rules, to give meaning, but this meaning is completely artificial because nature, basically, doesn't give a shit."</em></p><p>Global warming is one of the most visible aspects of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112035318/archinect-s-lexicon-anthropocene" target="_blank">Anthropocene</a>, a name for the era in which humans activity registers on the geological record. For more on the Anthropocene and its relation to architecture, check out past some past Archinect coverage:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/109656462/architecture-of-the-anthropocene-part-1" target="_blank">Architecture of the Anthropocene, Part 1</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/114117296/architecture-of-the-anthropocene-pt-2-haunted-houses-living-buildings-and-other-horror-stories" target="_blank">Architecture of the Anthropocene, Pt. 2: Haunted Houses, Living Buildings, and Other Horror Stories</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/126783591/architecture-of-the-anthropocene-pt-3-getting-lost-in-the-ozone" target="_blank">Architecture of the Anthropocene, Pt. 3: Getting Lost in the Ozone</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/142453636/ways-of-seeing-in-the-anthropocene-review-of-the-geological-imagination-and-the-underdome-guide-to-energy-reform" target="_blank">Ways of Seeing in the Anthropocene: Review of "The Geological Imagination" and "The Underdome Guide to Energy Reform"</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/149951976/ove-arup-celebrated-with-new-show-at-the-v-a Ove Arup celebrated with new show at the V&A Ellen Hancock 2016-06-16T10:17:00-04:00 >2016-06-18T22:42:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kg/kgn225v5o5aqprqn.jpg" width="514" height="315" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The show, curated by the V&amp;A&rsquo;s Maria Nicanor and Zofia Trafas White, is a fascinating exploration of the 20th century engineer&rsquo;s life and work, and how it has influenced today&rsquo;s practices in his field. Arup, fittingly argue the curators, was a true pioneer, championing real collaboration with architects, using a computer for the first time during the Sydney Opera House project in the 1960s &ndash; a hefty but fascinating machine called 'Pegasus', on display at the show.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more UK news here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149951669/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This week's picks for London architecture and design events</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149950809/museum-of-london-design-shortlist-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of London design shortlist revealed</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149950671/author-of-interactive-architecture-on-the-built-environment-in-the-age-of-ubiquitous-computing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Author of 'Interactive Architecture' on the built environment in the age of ubiquitous computing</a></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/149951830/what-california-s-30-million-dead-trees-mean-for-its-future-landscape What California's 30 million dead trees mean for its future landscape Nicholas Korody 2016-06-15T15:23:00-04:00 >2016-06-15T16:37:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tg/tglv0rpcj8juau0r.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>CALIFORNIA WON&rsquo;T BE throwing much shade this summer. It would need trees to do that. Last year almost 30 million trees died in the Golden State&mdash;and that number is expected to double or triple by the end of 2016. The high mortality rates come at a time when the state needs healthy forests most, with climate change looming always and a La Ni&ntilde;a&mdash;El Ni&ntilde;o&rsquo;s dry hermana&mdash;on the way.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"The likely outcome? California&rsquo;s landscape will radically transform, starting with a surge of wildfires that will trigger mudslides, diminished water quality, and the rise of new vegetation."</em></p><p>For more news from the dried out Golden State, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944438/california-eases-some-drought-restrictions-but-makes-others-permanent" target="_blank">California eases some drought restrictions but makes others permanent</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146139696/have-these-heavy-rains-alleviated-the-california-drought" target="_blank">Have these heavy rains alleviated the California drought?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135055228/how-is-water-used-in-california" target="_blank">How is water used in California?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126421871/gov-brown-issues-order-to-reduce-california-s-greenhouse-gas-emissions" target="_blank">Gov. Brown issues order to reduce California's greenhouse gas emissions</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950838/mia-lehrer-oma-win-over-eric-owen-moss-brooks-scarpa-aecom-to-design-dtla-s-new-public-park Mia Lehrer + OMA win over Eric Owen Moss, Brooks + Scarpa, AECOM to design DTLA's new public park Justine Testado 2016-06-10T14:52:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T01:20:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u8/u8agzluarq1sfs9s.jpg" width="514" height="395" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Los Angeles is in for a lot of (proposed) change, especially in its downtown core. Yesterday, the City of L.A. announced Mia Lehrer + Associates and OMA as the winners of a competition to design a new public park called the FAB Park...Proposed for the well-trafficked streets of First and Broadway in downtown L.A., the 1.96-acre FAB Park will integrate &ldquo;the themes of food, art, and land.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qp/qpvy41ialu9tar34.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/su/su9slv6zzatnpzfc.jpg"></p><p>Find out more <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4952/mia-lehrer-oma-to-design-new-fab-park-in-downtown-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148890761/take-a-look-at-these-bold-visions-for-downtown-la-s-next-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Take a look at these bold visions for Downtown LA's next park</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149067468/a-critical-look-at-downtown-l-a-s-ambitious-plans-for-two-new-public-parks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A critical look at Downtown L.A.'s ambitious plans for two new public parks</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944891/agence-ter-and-team-wins-pershing-square-renew-with-radically-flat-proposal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Agence Ter and Team wins Pershing Square Renew with &ldquo;radically flat&ldquo; proposal</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/149950494/collective-architecture-opening-new-edinburgh-office Collective Architecture opening new Edinburgh office Ellen Hancock 2016-06-09T07:55:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T00:17:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wz/wz3vihnf2j45ksim.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Collective Architecture is branching out east with the official opening of a new Edinburgh office, necessitated by a growing portfolio of work across the UK stretching from the east coast to the north of England and London. Director Jude Barber said &lsquo;We are delighted that Collective Architecture continues to evolve and grow with our new studio in Edinburgh.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Archinect's correspondent Robert Urquhart met with Collective Architecture earlier this year in Glasgow. Uniquly run as an employee-owned trust which so far no one has ever left; the&nbsp;firm already has an impressive body of work and has now been selected as one of three architects for the City of Edinburgh Council Framework. Read Robert's full interview <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/features/article/149936854/glasgow-s-collective-architecture-finds-success-and-freedom-in-employee-ownership" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a></p> 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/149950237/how-to-earthwork-an-exhibition-space-interiors-land-art-experiences How to ‘Earthwork’ an Exhibition Space: Interiors Land Art Experiences Orhan Ayyüce 2016-06-08T12:00:00-04:00 >2016-06-15T00:52:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3m/3mqjw0eb2qczke9t.jpg" width="500" height="311" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Early Land Art practices emerged as a protest against the commercialization of art at the end of the 1960&rsquo;s and as a subsequent refusal of the museum or the gallery as a setting for artistic activity. (Oppenheim).</p></em><br /><br /><p>In addition to the examples in the article, my memory bank recalls one of my favorites, a 1986 Chris Burden piece at the inaugural&nbsp;show of then <a href="http://articles.philly.com/1986-12-07/entertainment/26069853_1_moca-arata-isozaki-contemporary-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Temporary Contemporary</a>, Exposing the Foundation of the Museum, 1986. MoCA-LA.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950019/nearly-a-quarter-of-the-great-barrier-reef-has-been-killed-by-warming-oceans Nearly a quarter of the Great Barrier reef has been killed by warming oceans Nicholas Korody 2016-06-07T13:49:00-04:00 >2016-06-07T13:52:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qi/qi3s1hcdkotyx70g.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Surveys have revealed that 93% of the almost 3,000 individual reefs have been touched by bleaching, and almost a quarter &ndash; 22% &ndash; of coral over the entire Great Barrier Reef has been killed by this bleaching event... Since tourists usually go diving and snorkelling in the middle and southern sections, there are plenty of spectacular corals for them to see there. But they shouldn&rsquo;t be fooled by that &ndash; the reef is in the midst of a major environmental catastrophe.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Many scientists are now saying it is almost too late to save it. Strong and immediate action is required to alleviate water pollution and stop the underlying cause: climate change."</em></p><p>For other news from the front lines of our warming planet, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943477/america-s-first-climate-refugees-head-for-higher-ground" target="_blank">America's first "climate refugees" head for higher ground</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943500/the-uae-might-build-an-artificial-mountain-to-increase-rainfall" target="_blank">The UAE might build an artificial mountain to increase rainfall</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146194305/last-year-was-the-warmest-since-at-least-1880" target="_blank">Last year was the warmest since (at least) 1880</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143667350/what-the-paris-agreement-means-for-architecture" target="_blank">What the Paris Agreement means for architecture</a></li></ul>