Archinect - News 2016-05-05T06:42:51-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149943697/norman-foster-s-secret-garden-a-tour-of-foster-partners-maggie-s-center Norman Foster's secret garden: a tour of Foster + Partners' Maggie's Center Julia Ingalls 2016-05-04T13:07:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T13:33:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ky/kyior382ytrvifzk.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Cancer survivor Lord Norman Foster gave HRH Duchess of Cornwall a tour of his newly completed Maggie's Center in his hometown of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941146/inflatable-museum-to-provide-additional-learning-support-to-disadvantaged-areas-of-manchester" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manchester</a> at the cancer facility's official opening April 27th, showing her a design that emphasizes natural light and a connection to nature. This has lead to numerous sliding glass doors and walls throughout the rectilinear plan, as well as the intention to plant vines on the signature triangular timber frame. Additionally, each treatment and counselling room comes with its own private garden.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q5/q5dx5l8ruh32xewk.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/85/85b6brkfnnasz5ya.jpg"></p><p>As Foster noted, "Our aim in Manchester, the city of my youth, was to create a building that is welcoming, friendly and without any of the institutional references of a hospital or health centre &ndash; a light-filled, homely space where people can gather, talk or simply reflect. That is why throughout the building there is a focus on natural light, greenery and views; with a greenhouse to provide fresh flowers, and an emphasis on the therapeutic qualities of nature and ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942976/construction-of-heatherwick-signe-nielsen-designed-pier-55-to-begin-this-summer Construction of Heatherwick + Signe Nielsen-designed Pier 55 to begin this summer Justine Testado 2016-04-29T14:43:00-04:00 >2016-05-01T19:41:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5e/5e774lqzp3pekn64.jpg" width="514" height="294" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Work will go ahead to construct an &ldquo;elevated island park&rdquo; in the Hudson River off Manhattan after a judge dismissed a lawsuit from environmental and civic advocates. The $130m park, which has been given the go-ahead by the US Army&rsquo;s Corps of Engineers, will be based on the Hudson River... Judge Joan Lobis, who threw out the lawsuit, said: &ldquo;A significant purpose of maintaining event spaces in the park is to generate funds for the ongoing upkeep of the park, which is surely a park purpose.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124917488/looking-at-all-sides-of-the-pier-55-offshore-park-development" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Looking at all sides of the Pier 55 offshore park development</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113876375/barry-diller-pledges-130m-for-futuristic-offshore-park-on-the-west-side" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barry Diller Pledges $130M for Futuristic Offshore Park on the West Side</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942840/take-a-peek-at-the-latest-pershing-square-renew-finalist-proposals Take a peek at the latest Pershing Square Renew finalist proposals Justine Testado 2016-04-28T19:14:00-04:00 >2016-04-30T01:10:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/il/ilft9wj046ddj93z.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As part of a broader vision to revitalize Downtown Los Angeles, City Councilmember Jose Huizar spearheaded the creation of the public-private partnership Pershing Square Renew, which aims to overhaul and redesign Pershing Square into a new town square...The finalist proposals have received plenty of scrutiny over the last few months, but the public will get to hear from the architects themselves tonight when they present their concepts at the Downtown Palace Theater in L.A.</p></em><br /><br /><p>&darr;&nbsp;James Corner Field Operations with Frederick Fisher &amp; Partners</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sx/sxcd1nd9zpmuy610.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4b/4bof7l7kgtcy6usl.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;Agence TER and Team</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/10/108swddf7dj2srvz.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z5/z51m7h6ujklq726r.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;SWA with Morphosis</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dj/djsozh0evcyrhk37.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4w/4wrihn02nyrmpzoh.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;wHY with Civitas</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ep/epchi77h06a66z6u.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vb/vb4wgnz4pblb4o1h.jpg"></p><p>See more of each proposal <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4854/see-the-latest-pershing-square-renew-finalists-proposals-hear-from-the-teams-tonight-in-l-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously on Archinect:</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/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/143923223/pershing-square-renew-competition-narrows-down-to-four-finalist-teams" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pershing Square Renew competition narrows down to four finalist teams</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941807/architect-turned-sea-flooding-specialist-keeps-panama-city-afloat Architect turned sea-flooding specialist keeps Panama City afloat Julia Ingalls 2016-04-21T18:33:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T23:42:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fk/fkit9c0oq5h7xwkk.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Banfield&rsquo;s dedication to environmental issues was born by chance in 2000, when she moved with her husband and three children to Clayton...Together with Carlos Varela, her legal-minded neighbor, Banfield created a community association to defend the rainforest. She remained on the front lines for years, sacrificed her architectural career and eventually began public campaigns for a variety of environmental causes.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Although <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140875921/the-gsd-vs-the-sea-school-s-new-office-for-urbanization-tackles-climate-change-in-miami-beach" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Harvard GSD formed the Office for Urbanization</a> recently to study the effects of sea rise and climate change, Vice Mayor of Panama City Raisa Banfield has taken a more direct approach, physically halting flood-prone projects during construction and connecting with like-minded colleagues around the globe to find solutions.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tl/tl1720tzmg4j7yyo.jpg"></p><p>As the article notes, <em>"As glaciers melt and oceans flow higher, 'sea-level rise is an issue on almost every coast,' says Rosetta Elkin, landscape architect and professor at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. It&rsquo;s particularly tough in Panama City, because the entire town was built too far to the east, 'where sea levels are precipitously low' &mdash; thanks in part to American bases &mdash; says Arosemena. As Banfield goes through the rigmarole of finding a solution and calling together a global group of problem-solvers like the Dutch, she may stand a chance at creating some scaffolding for the many other cities that will have to look this same issue in th...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941766/on-the-rapid-privatization-of-public-space-in-post-communist-cities On the rapid privatization of public space in post-communist cities Alexander Walter 2016-04-21T15:12:00-04:00 >2016-04-21T15:14:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ap/ap5qk1t96klbts0e.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>From 1917 to 1991 in the former Russian Empire, and from 1945 to 1989 in the countries it dominated after the war, there was no real private ownership. No landowners, no developers, no &ldquo;placemakers&rdquo; - in half of Europe. Did this mean public space was done differently, and are attitudes to it different in those countries? [...] observed more closely, public space here is every bit as complex as it is elsewhere in Europe.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936362/owen-hatherley-on-a-stalinist-city-s-efforts-to-de-communize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Owen Hatherley on a Stalinist city's efforts to "de-communize"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145193048/the-new-east-is-where-western-starchitect-dreams-come-true-or-turn-into-nightmares" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The New East is where western starchitect dreams come true (or turn into nightmares)</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937679/michael-kimmelman-on-public-squares" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Kimmelman on Public Squares</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941702/v-a-east-project-update V&A East project update Ellen Hancock 2016-04-21T12:02:00-04:00 >2016-05-05T00:05:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ky/ky0myun2e34c2rbg.jpg" width="514" height="555" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A key part of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/489192/victoria-and-albert-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">V&amp;A</a>&rsquo;s expanding family of sites dedicated to the past, present and future of the designed world, V&amp;A East is a brand new civic space and cultural destination that will form part of the Olympic legacy project taking shape at Stratford Waterfront.</p><p>The seven-storey building is being designed by award-winning architectural practice <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/109716704/o-donnell-tuomey-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">O&rsquo;Donnell-Tuomey</a> and is part of the masterplan developed with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/47465/allies-morrison" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Allies and Morrison</a> for the new educational and cultural district in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London. At 18,000 sq metres, V&amp;A East will sit directly opposite <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/94355496/it-s-like-swimming-in-a-spaceship-zaha-hadid-s-aquatics-centre-opens-to-public" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid&rsquo;s London Aquatics Centre</a> and adjacent to a group of partners with which the V&amp;A has great creative synergy: Sadler&rsquo;s Wells, UAL&rsquo;s London College of Fashion and <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/299/university-college-london-ucl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCL (University College London).</a></p><p>V&amp;A East will be an entirely new kind of civic institution. At its core will be the ability and remit to respond quickly to current affairs, and to use objects, the V&amp;A collection, collaborations and displays to in...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940958/first-commemorative-statue-of-frederick-law-olmsted-to-be-unveiled-in-north-carolina First commemorative statue of Frederick Law Olmsted to be unveiled in North Carolina Justine Testado 2016-04-15T21:01:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T01:04:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ls/ls0615p0yt7z2q6j.jpg" width="514" height="717" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The first statue commemorating landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted&nbsp;will make its public debut in time for Earth Day at The North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville next Friday, April 22.&nbsp;One would assume that Olmsted already has statues of himself in public parks across the U.S., considering that he is regarded as &ldquo;the Father of American Landscape Architecture&rdquo; and is the co-architect of New York City's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939336/when-innovation-runs-shallow-what-s-the-commotion-with-evolo-winner-new-york-horizon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">fiercely loved Central Park</a>, which he and Calvert Vaux were selected to design after winning a competition in 1858.</p><p>Finally achieving their long-time vision of building a statue of Olmsted, the Arboretum commissioned Philadelphia-based figurative sculptor <a href="http://www.zenosfrudakis.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zenos Frudakis</a> to design the 8-foot-tall bronze statue of Olmsted, who is portrayed holding an abstract topographic map. Frudakis spent the last two years working diligently to create a sculpture that embodies Olmsted's lasting significance in American landscape design.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uv/uv6vqy8d9yabomfh.jpg"><br><em>Oil painting of Frederick Law Olmsted by John Singer Sargent, ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940957/connectivity-not-territory-why-we-need-to-make-a-new-map-for-the-us Connectivity, not territory: why we need to make a new map for the US Nicholas Korody 2016-04-15T20:31:00-04:00 >2016-04-19T14:42:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p2/p2pyk5zyfe6j2agi.jpg" width="514" height="326" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>America faces a two-part problem. It&rsquo;s no secret that the country has fallen behind on infrastructure spending. But it&rsquo;s not just a matter of how much is spent on catching up, but how and where it is spent. Advanced economies in Western Europe and Asia are reorienting themselves around robust urban clusters of advanced industry. Unfortunately, American policy making remains wedded to an antiquated political structure of 50 distinct states.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on the infrastructural mess in the US:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939041/how-prepared-are-american-cities-for-the-new-reality-of-self-driving-cars" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How prepared are American cities for the new reality of self-driving cars?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935036/dc-in-grid-lock-after-unexpected-metro-shutdown" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DC in grid lock after unexpected Metro shutdown</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148437202/should-the-children-of-flint-be-resettled" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Should the children of Flint be resettled?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148971924/dispatch-from-flint-how-architects-can-help-on-archinect-sessions-54" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dispatch from Flint: How architects can help, on Archinect Sessions #54</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149938197/national-geographic-takes-a-closer-look-at-the-world-s-great-urban-parks National Geographic takes a closer look at the world's great urban parks Alexander Walter 2016-04-04T15:01:00-04:00 >2016-04-09T22:13:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qo/qo6tkt9k10kkiylf.jpg" width="514" height="384" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This is the urban park of today. Unlike the neatly drawn public spaces of an earlier age, these parks are reclaimed from the discarded parcels of our cities: Stranded patches of woods, abandoned military bases and airports, storm-water systems, rail lines and bridges, places where scraps of land are pieced together like quilts or strung together like beads. The experimentation is global.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><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></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143440911/what-if-perkins-eastman-s-green-line-proposal-turns-broadway-into-a-40-block-park-in-the-heart-of-manhattan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What if: Perkins Eastman's "Green Line" proposal turns Broadway into a 40-block park in the heart of Manhattan</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130175688/as-garden-bridge-procurement-process-is-headed-for-review-london-group-claims-that-30-new-parks-could-be-funded-instead" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As Garden Bridge procurement process is headed for review, London group claims that 30 new parks could be funded instead</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937708/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-new-rooftop-spaces-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's NEW "Rooftop Spaces" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-04-01T18:26:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T14:16:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5b/5b3s9sv3anhjqled.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip: </strong>use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the <strong>brand new</strong> board <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/rooftop-spaces/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Rooftop Spaces</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jf/jfwojqfe4bba4i8g.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/urbanprojectsbureau/project/a-hard-working-house2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Hard Working House</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/urbanprojectsbureau" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban Projects Bureau</a>; Photo: Richard Leeney</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fs/fstiiabg5bkz04o6.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/7159/hotel-b-sico/47855442" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hotel B&aacute;sico</a> in Playa del Carmen, Mexico by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/7159/central-de-arquitectura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Central de Arquitectura</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dk/dkjuocwigsi6al7d.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/DawsonandClinton/project/harrison-street" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harrison Street</a> in San Francisco, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/DawsonandClinton" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dawson and Clinton</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cv/cvnnbnf14kpm42ce.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/dspace/project/sculptural-rooftop-garden2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sculptural rooftop &amp; garden</a> in Chicago, IL by <a href="http://archinect.com/dspace" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">dSpace Studio</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1k/1kjvi21fwopq0j07.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/eskewdumezripple/project/930-poydras-residential-tower" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">930 Poydras Residential Tower</a> in New Orleans, LA by <a href="http://archinect.com/eskewdumezripple" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eskew+Dumez+Ripple</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n4/n4afs964pdsrajhs.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/jcarchitecture/project/chelsea-roof-terrace" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chelsea Roof Terrace</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/jcarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">James Cleary Architecture</a>, Landscape Design: Rumsey Farber Landscape Architecture; Photo: Jason Valdina</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3y/3ys9pck9j712ce8w.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/106405/dna-model-management/68323389" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DNA Model Management</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106405/calvert-wright-architecture-spatial-discipline" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Calvert Wright Architecture | Spatial Discipline</a>; Photo: Bjorg Magnea</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u6/u6sl5dkgc1p5fbsw.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/arkylab/project/xafix-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Xafix House</a> ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937233/a-look-at-sou-fujimoto-s-proposed-sustainable-timber-frame-tower A look at Sou Fujimoto's proposed sustainable, timber-frame tower Julia Ingalls 2016-03-30T13:56:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T23:45:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yh/yhwcrx93wbngmywf.jpg" width="514" height="579" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In collaboration with&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/laisneroussel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Laisn&eacute; Roussel</a> and&nbsp;developer Pitch Promotion, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/65588/sou-fujimoto-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sou Fujimoto</a>'s proposed 50-meter tall mixed-use timber-frame structure Canopia would be the tallest of its kind if built. Riffing a bit off the swirling form of Fujimoto's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134127656/a-brief-history-of-twisted-apartment-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Abre Blanc</a> apartment building, the proposed structure includes 199 residential units, over 3,700 square meters of commercial offices,&nbsp;a panoramic bar and roof gardens, and 500 square meters of retail space.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t4/t4eldpwsr9cdkytp.jpg"></p><p>In addition to being a part of the phase two development of the Amargnac sector of the Bordeaux Saint-Jean&nbsp;Belcier ZAC (urban development zone), Canopia is&nbsp;designed&nbsp;to be environmentally sustainable. Aside from&nbsp;attempting&nbsp;to&nbsp;achieve&nbsp;"Biosource" certification by using cross-laminated spruce or silver fur timber for the flooring and beams, sustainability is partly achieved by the rooftop gardens, which are connected by raised walkways and allow residents to wander among fruit trees, water&nbsp;reservoirs, and vegetable gardens before hitting the bar/re...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937008/across-from-hudson-yards-architect-proposes-9-acre-floating-island-as-an-encore-to-the-high-line Across from Hudson Yards, architect proposes 9-acre floating island as an encore to the High Line Dana Schulz 2016-03-29T12:59:00-04:00 >2016-03-30T09:00:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/93/93490qzc2yevarf6.jpg" width="514" height="357" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The plan would build five interconnected pyramid-shaped buildings, comprised of an art center, restaurants, and publicly accessible open spaces. A circular elevated promenade would encircle the island, which Kaufman says would contrast to the linear procession of the High Line. At ground level there will be a central reflecting pool with a promenade leading out to a marina.</p></em><br /><br /><p>New York architect&nbsp;<a href="http://www.eytankaufman.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eytan Kaufman</a>&nbsp;has drawn up a conceptual plan for a nine-acre floating island across from Hudson Yards. The scheme, called&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.highcircle.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hub on the Hudson</a></strong>, would connect the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/2191/high-line" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">final leg of the High Line</a>&nbsp;with a pedestrian bridge over the West Side Highway that connects to the circular-shaped cultural and recreational center&nbsp;700 feet into the river.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149936159/bridging-the-gap-tintagel-castle-design-contest-winning-design-revealed Bridging the gap; Tintagel Castle design contest winning design revealed Ellen Hancock 2016-03-23T13:36:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T00:38:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/co/co9oe6bd2esz50u8.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The daring concept proposes one cantilever on the Cornish mainland and another on the island fortress, where, legend has it, King Arthur was conceived. The two structures stretch out to each other across the void but do not quite meet.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The victorious design was&nbsp;conceived&nbsp;by the Belgian company Ney &amp; Partners Civil Engineers in&nbsp;partnership with British architects William Matthews Associates.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149935981/global-warming-may-be-much-more-catastrophic-and-happen-much-quicker-than-we-imagined Global warming may be much more catastrophic (and happen much quicker) than we imagined Nicholas Korody 2016-03-22T13:50:00-04:00 >2016-03-22T19:14:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6d/6df1c7d0eb2fd65ad9565f8791b8451b.jpg" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An influential group of scientists led by James Hansen,&nbsp;the former NASA scientist often credited with having drawn the first major attention to climate change in 1988 congressional testimony, has published a dire climate study that suggests the impact of global warming will be quicker and more catastrophic than generally envisioned.</p></em><br /><br /><p>James Hansen, an indisputably important climate scientist and activist, alongside a group of other influential experts, has released a new, 52-page paper that revises much of mainstream expectations for global warming. Hansen has called it the most important work he's done.</p><p>A synthesis of paleoclimatology, climate models, and modern observations, the document suggests that global warming will have a more violent and catastrophic impact than previously expected.</p><p>The scientists involved believe that Greenland and Antarctica could experience ice melt at much faster rates than imagined (up to several meters in a century), and that the melt could create a feedback loop further intensifying the effects of global warming.</p><p>In short, the cold, fresh water from the melted ice sheets would trap a layer of warm seawater beneath it, leading to a process known as "stratification." Such "blobs" of cold water &ndash; which could perhaps already be forming off the coast of Greenland (see image above) &ndash; would...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149935882/could-a-pop-up-village-in-south-east-london-be-the-answer-to-the-city-s-housing-crisis Could a pop-up village in south-east London be the answer to the city's housing crisis? Ellen Hancock 2016-03-22T04:50:00-04:00 >2016-03-22T13:39:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r3/r34jesqqfeig9sgt.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rapidly rising property prices and rents, combined with the loss of social housing through right to buy, have put councils under growing pressure to find new ways to help people off their housing lists. In Lewisham one solution is a &pound;4.3m scheme to provide 24 homes and 880 sq m of business space that can be picked up and moved at a later date, allowing the council to make use of vacant brownfield land while longer-term projects are finalised.</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/149935242/venice-lagoon-declared-most-endangered-heritage-site-in-europe Venice Lagoon declared most endangered heritage site in Europe Alexander Walter 2016-03-17T15:37:00-04:00 >2016-03-17T15:37:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vx/vxq778ylp063mavp.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Venice Lagoon is the most endangered heritage site in Europe, declared the pan-European heritage organisation Europa Nostra at an event today [...]. Rising sea levels, swelling number of tourists, large cruise ships in the lagoon, the erosion of the sea bed, dredging deeper channels and the lack of an agreed management plan for Venice has created a perfect storm of threats to the city&rsquo;s preservation. &nbsp;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111418436/unesco-threatens-to-put-venice-on-its-heritage-at-risk-list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unesco threatens to put Venice on its Heritage at Risk list</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104939599/leading-museum-directors-artists-and-architects-call-on-italian-government-to-ban-giant-ships-from-venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Leading museum directors, artists and architects call on Italian government to ban giant ships from Venice</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/94810431/how-we-picture-a-city-venice-and-google-maps" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How We Picture a City: Venice and Google Maps</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149934857/kengo-kuma-to-design-major-sydney-library Kengo Kuma to design major Sydney library Nicholas Korody 2016-03-15T17:21:00-04:00 >2016-03-17T23:30:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ql/ql64s3vl7x0vp9gw.jpg" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A striking circular building at Darling Harbour will house a new City of Sydney library for the area&rsquo;s existing and incoming residents, following an agreement with Lendlease. The six storey community and retail centre, designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, will be built by developer Lendlease at Darling Square.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Office of the Mayor of Sydney announced that the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma will design a new multi-use building at Darling Square that will include a two-level library. The developer Lendlease will build the timber-swathed structure.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nh/nh50x0ped0yhp6ts.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;I am very pleased that the City has reached an in-principle agreement with Lendlease for two floors of the fabulous Kengo Kuma building," states Lord Mayor Clover Moore. "The contemporary library will include a flexible space for seminars and workshops, with technology to support entrepreneurs and innovators."</p><p>Specifically, these "flexible spaces" will include an "Innovation Exchange Program" for start-ups, and a "makerspace," or facility for experimentation with robotics and emerging manufacturing technologies &ndash; a new mainstay for many libraries. Pending planning approval, two floors will also be dedicated to a for-profit childcare center.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6w/6w4igs0ma4h1kvkg.jpg"></p><p>The current plan, pending its approval by municipal council, would be for the City of Sydney to lease the 2,...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149934555/los-angeles-river-revitalization-prosperity-for-all-or-just-a-chosen-few Los Angeles River revitalization: prosperity for all or just a chosen few? Alexander Walter 2016-03-14T14:50:00-04:00 >2016-03-18T00:03:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fi/fisdg1gmdl8cd9so.jpg" width="514" height="324" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&#65279;&ldquo;If we do it right,&rdquo; Gehry said at an event in September, &ldquo;we can really make the High Line look like a little pishy thing.&rdquo; Given that Manhattan&rsquo;s elevated park, at merely 1/35th the length of the river, has helped transform the surrounding neighborhood into a playground for the rich, residents of LA&rsquo;s river-adjacent communities are right to be concerned.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The LA River development project previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149429632/mayor-eric-garcetti-on-frank-gehry-s-plans-for-the-la-river-a-cooperative-collaborative-regional-approach" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mayor Eric Garcetti on Frank Gehry's plans for the LA River: "a cooperative, collaborative, regional approach"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139820567/does-frank-gehry-or-his-firm-have-what-it-takes-to-save-the-la-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Does Frank Gehry &ndash; or his firm &ndash; have what it takes to save the LA River?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133738813/gehry-enlisted-to-masterplan-la-river-redevelopment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry enlisted to masterplan LA River redevelopment</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126287085/will-los-angeles-be-seeing-more-housing-development-along-its-la-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Los Angeles be seeing more housing development along its LA River?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149934486/central-park-summer-pavilion-competition-2nd-prize-the-playform-_chang-kyu-lee-dokyung-kim Central Park Summer Pavilion Competition, 2nd Prize 'the plaYform'_Chang Kyu Lee + Dokyung Kim gebdesign@gmail.com 2016-03-14T11:43:00-04:00 >2016-03-18T00:01:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vp/vpzn6nfn1dkqy8d5.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Central Park Summer Pavilion Competition was open to international undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduate of architecture. The CPSP was envisioned as a meeting point for&nbsp;different cultural and leisure circuits, with the goal of using the same space for a broad range of daytime and nocturnal activities in a sustainable fashion that respects its surroundings. The idea was for it to become an obligatory stop for visitors to Central Park.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6i/6iz5jl0ax3vvit2f.jpg"></p><p>Chang Kyu Lee New York based architectural designer and Dokyung Kim from University of California, Los Angeles won the second prize on this competition with a project challenges definition of linear gesture.&nbsp;The &lsquo;plaYform&rsquo; proposes a &ldquo;space of experiences&rdquo; - simply pushed-down a plaTform connects human and nature as a &lsquo;plaYform&rsquo; at the same time a simple linear gesture defines a whole proposal that shows as an object.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6l/6lkgky33obwphesr.jpg"></p><p>A gigantic Central Park is the emblematic piece of urban break space in New York City. Central Park is the most visited p...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149934232/buildingcommunityworkshop-launches-the-people-s-design-library buildingcommunityWORKSHOP launches The People's Design Library buildingcommunityWORKSHOP 2016-03-11T13:45:00-05:00 >2016-03-17T01:59:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e6/e6lbo1qbyw8qpx4n.jpg" width="500" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"The People's Design Library is a digital library maintained by buildingcommunityWORKSHOP for anyone looking for help in improving their community. The three collections - guides, inspiration, and [bc] publications - provide practical advice and examples of the wide range of resources out there for citizens doing community work. It&rsquo;s the right of the People to shape their city, let's exercise that right and have some fun doing it!"</p></em><br /><br /><p>There are countless design, policy, and organizing guides created by different organizations to help&nbsp;citizens navigate how to make lasting change in their neighborhoods. We created <a href="http://www.peoplesdesignlibrary.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The People&rsquo;s Design </a><a href="http://www.peoplesdesignlibrary.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Library</a> to bring these resources together in one place.&nbsp;If you know of, or have created, a great guide, you can <a href="http://www.peoplesdesignlibrary.com/submitaresource" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">submit&nbsp;</a><a href="http://www.peoplesdesignlibrary.com/submitaresource" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a resource to the library</a>! The more people contribute to the library, the better it will be. Topics covered by&nbsp;the guides posted so far include how to conduct effective community outreach, how to convert underused&nbsp;street parking spaces to a public amenity, and how to map existing neighborhood conditions using&nbsp;balloons and kites. New resources will be posted every two weeks.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mh/mhkntrmn08mfsk7k.jpg"></p><p>The People&rsquo;s Design Library is the latest project of <a href="http://www.bcworkshop.org/pop-dallas/?rq=POP" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People Organizing Place (POP)</a>, the participatory city&nbsp;shaping initiative of nonprofit community design center <a href="http://www.bcworkshop.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">buildingcommunityWORKSHOP</a>. POP puts local stakeholders in collaboration with outside expertise to proactively&nbsp;shape their neighborhood&rsquo;s ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149934053/vancouver-s-unused-railway-to-become-public-greenway Vancouver's unused railway to become public greenway Julia Ingalls 2016-03-10T13:07:00-05:00 >2016-03-18T00:10:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/75/75hq0k556rp19yue.jpg" width="514" height="298" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The City of Vancouver has reached an agreement with Canadian Pacific Railway that will transform a contentious stretch of old rail corridor into a public greenway. Under the deal, the city will pay $55 million to purchase the land on the railway route, which extends for nine kilometres from False Creek near Downtown Vancouver to Marpole on the city's south side.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Once the unofficial home to community gardens and in situ artworks, under the city's plan the Vancouver's Arbutus Corridor will become a place for cyclists and walkers.&nbsp;It's not the High Line (although much like that <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/145736562/liz-diller-gets-high-discussing-the-high-line-s-development-with-christopher-hawthorne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">project</a>, Vancouver city officials would like to continue thinking that the rail tracks could be still be used for transportation after the corridor is developed).&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0s/0st49q4vqhgbx9gp.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/px/pxfgj8b813bczmqh.jpg"></p><p>What else is going on in Vancouver? Creative, intriguing things:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143912781/world-s-tallest-wooden-skyscraper-at-least-for-now-under-construction-in-vancouver" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World&rsquo;s tallest wooden skyscraper (at least for now) under construction in Vancouver</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137970616/a-wrap-up-of-vancouver-s-city-fabric" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A wrap-up of Vancouver's "City Fabric"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137820408/herzog-de-meuron-s-concept-for-new-vancouver-art-gallery-released" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron's concept for new Vancouver Art Gallery released</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149933900/where-journalism-neglects-public-space-suffers Where journalism neglects, public space suffers Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-09T15:42:00-05:00 >2016-03-17T23:18:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lx/lxy308xio4r74i9w.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Shady,&rdquo; &ldquo;unethical,&rdquo; &ldquo;secretive,&rdquo; &ldquo;robbed of our due process&rdquo; &mdash; these were just a few of the choice terms used by angry residents this past week at a packed City Council meeting about the selling of Pine Tree Park [in Kent, outside of Seattle, WA]. Longtime Seattle land-use attorney Rick Aramburu has another term for what happened: illegal. It&rsquo;s also a growing trend in the swath of cities around Seattle, places that no longer receive much scrutiny from the press. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s becoming a cancer"</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on recent (legal) park development:</p><ul><li><a title="A critical look at Downtown L.A.'s ambitious plans for two new public parks" 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></li><li><a title="Talking parks with Adrian Benepe, senior vice president of The Trust for Public Land" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140961890/talking-parks-with-adrian-benepe-senior-vice-president-of-the-trust-for-public-land" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Talking parks with Adrian Benepe, senior vice president of The Trust for Public Land</a></li><li><a title="Transforming a garbage heap into a public park" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130959709/transforming-a-garbage-heap-into-a-public-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Transforming a garbage heap into a public park</a></li><li><a title="Ambitious L.A. Parks Plan Will Require Coordination of 88 Cities" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106883200/ambitious-l-a-parks-plan-will-require-coordination-of-88-cities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ambitious L.A. Parks Plan Will Require Coordination of 88 Cities</a></li><li><a title="Healthy cities: How can architects and planners get us moving if we ignore warnings from doctors?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92843010/healthy-cities-how-can-architects-and-planners-get-us-moving-if-we-ignore-warnings-from-doctors" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Healthy cities: How can architects and planners get us moving if we ignore warnings from doctors?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149908121/more-details-on-glendale-s-freeway-cap-park-emerge More details on Glendale's "freeway cap park" emerge Justine Testado 2016-03-08T19:11:00-05:00 >2016-03-17T02:03:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f4/f480o6nfnwxyaq84.jpg" width="514" height="398" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Space 134, the city's $150-million plan to build 24 acres of park space atop a trenched stretch of the 134 Freeway [is] slated for a .7 mile stretch between Central and Balboa Avenues, [and] would span from the city's Downtown district to adjacent residential neighborhoods to the east. Glendale officials have trumpeted the project's potential to improve public health, reduce pollution and strengthen transit connections to the rest of [L.A.] County.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More about L.A. parks:</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/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/143923223/pershing-square-renew-competition-narrows-down-to-four-finalist-teams" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pershing Square Renew competition narrows down to four finalist teams</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135818686/largest-wildlife-overpass-in-u-s-proposed-for-l-a-s-101-freeway-could-ease-area-s-roadkill-problem" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Largest wildlife overpass in U.S. proposed for L.A.'s 101 Freeway, could ease area's roadkill problem</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/148893186/l-a-as-mini-golf-course-materials-applications-to-host-turf L.A. as mini-golf course: Materials & Applications to host "TURF" Julia Ingalls 2016-02-24T15:09:00-05:00 >2016-03-01T13:17:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eh/eht4zc71i8drnvnv.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Imagine the conditions of Los Angeles&mdash;its housing types, its parking, its response to drought&mdash;as a series of mini-golf course obstacles. Or, just go to <a href="http://archinect.com/emanate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Materials &amp; Applications</a> this June, when the Silverlake-based exhibition space will launch "TURF: A Mini-Golf Project," featuring the contributions of nine designers, including installations <em>Putt-to-Fit</em> by <a href="http://archinect.com/knowhowshopla" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Knowhow Shop</a>, <em>The Electric Palm Tree Turbine House</em> by Ordinary Architecture, and <em>SiNK</em> by Kyle May.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ym/ym0a00p9c5kmxp00.jpg"></p><p>According to Ordinary Architecture's website, "Part wind turbine, part-palm tree and part-residential tower, the object addresses issues of densification + verticality, renewable technologies and sustainability and architectural symbolism. &nbsp;It plays with images of a future LA that is denser, taller and more environmentally responsible whilst also enjoying the city&rsquo;s historic iconography." Here's a rendering of <em>The Electric Palm Tree House</em>:&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lj/lj4ccnqpgwgwdms4.jpg"></p><p>Kyle May writes on his website that the concept behind <em>SiNK</em> originates in California's complex re...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/148890761/take-a-look-at-these-bold-visions-for-downtown-la-s-next-park Take a look at these bold visions for Downtown LA's next park Nicholas Korody 2016-02-24T14:26:00-05:00 >2016-03-01T13:33:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c3/c3knhb0emayhay0g.jpg" width="514" height="334" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>LA has few corners as prominent as First and Broadway. Directly adjacent to the art deco City Hall and across from the LA Times building, the nearly-2 acre lot stands at the center of an increasingly well-trafficked pedestrian area. Now, some of the biggest names in town are competing to transform the lot into a bold new park.</p><p>After a wider call for proposals, the LA Bureau of Engineering, in conjunction with the Mayor's Office, announced a shortlist of finalists late last year: <a href="http://archinect.com/AECOMLosAngelesDesignStudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>AECOM</strong></a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/brooksscarpa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Brooks + Scarpa Architects</strong></a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/280/eric-owen-moss-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Eric Owen Moss Architects</strong></a>, and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22201405/mia-lehrer-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Mia Lehrer + Associates</strong></a> in collaboration with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/382/oma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>OMA</strong></a>. Each practice was given six weeks to produce a design, which are currently of public view.</p><p>Soon, the City will announce the winners of the competition, following input from the public, and then will proceed to finalize the designs.</p><p>Since the new park abuts the larger Grand Park (designed by Rios Clementi Hale Studios), it needs to both stand out as a unique design and seamlessly mesh with the exi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/148734105/plans-for-west-8-designed-houston-botanic-garden-met-with-resistance Plans for West 8-designed Houston Botanic Garden met with resistance Alexander Walter 2016-02-22T13:42:00-05:00 >2016-02-28T00:41:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/90/9034a6530c099365f534b0e4a2c2a360.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>By the year 2020, however, America&rsquo;s fourth largest city will be able to claim a &ldquo;premier&rdquo; botanic garden all its own in the form of Houston Botanic Garden (HBG). [...] And, as it turns out, some folks living in the neighborhoods abutting the golf course would rather not see a stunning botanic garden designed by the same Dutch landscape architecture firm behind the redevelopment of New York City's Governors Island take its place. And it&rsquo;s not because they're necessarily gaga over golf.</p></em><br /><br /><p>To learn more about the <a href="http://www.houstonbotanicgarden.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Houston Botanic Garden</a> master plan, which recently won mayoral approval, click <a href="http://www.houstonbotanicgarden.org/assets/img/images/pdf/approved-master-plan-full-spread.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147360412/does-houston-s-architecture-lack-poetry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Does Houston's architecture lack poetry?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107638546/the-astrodome-the-world-s-largest-indoor-garden" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Astrodome: The World's Largest Indoor Garden?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105248171/the-bayou-greenways-plan-a-game-changer-for-houston" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Bayou Greenways Plan: A Game-Changer for Houston?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/148706790/split-identities-a-review-of-binational-urbanism-by-matas-iup-inskas Split Identities – A Review of Binational Urbanism by Matas ŠIupšinskas MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2016-02-22T11:47:00-05:00 >2016-02-28T00:45:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z2/z23f09veibq336n3.jpg" width="514" height="389" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://www.trancity.nl/webwinkel/overzicht/product/35-binational-urbanism/lang-nl-NL.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">book</a> is devoted to a specific case study of binationalism and its relationship to urbanity: a Turkish community in Germany. However, Bernd&rsquo;s insights are quite universal. Since the methodology is clearly structured and easily replicable, it can be applied to most countries and to different kinds of communities. The author&rsquo;s primary interest is the urban aspect of binationalism, but this idea evolves and more layers of the phenomenon are covered. Urbanity is still playing a big role in the book, but a much wider perspective about links between physical and cultural spaces are drawn.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uw/uwfv141yw51vqsr9.jpg"></p><p>The book&rsquo;s main question is based on the motives behind binational urbanism and how it affects human life. It analyses why people choose to leave the cities of their origin and investigates why they decide to come back again and again. Reasons behind this oscillation are economical, but also deeply personal. So in search of answers Bernd carried out 20 interviews with people of Turkish origin of differ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/148439614/society-of-architectural-historians-announces-2016-sah-fellows Society of Architectural Historians Announces 2016 SAH Fellows SAH1365 2016-02-18T18:53:00-05:00 >2016-02-28T00:07:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xg/xgo98hvg9g09uzg9.jpg" width="514" height="160" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Society of Architectural Historians will induct Barry Bergdoll, Diane Favro, Richard Longstreth and Therese O&rsquo;Malley as SAH Fellows at its&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sah.org/conferences-and-programs/2016-conference---pasadena-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 Annual International Conference</a>&nbsp;in Pasadena. Fellows of the Society of Architectural Historians are those individuals who have distinguished themselves by a lifetime of significant contributions to the field of architectural history, which may include scholarship, service to SAH or stewardship of the built environment. The 2016 SAH Fellows, all past presidents of the Society, will be honored at an awards ceremony on April 7. Visit&nbsp;<a href="http://sah.org/sah-fellows" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sah.org/sah-fellows</a>&nbsp;for more information.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Barry Bergdoll</strong>&nbsp;is the Meyer Schapiro Professor of Modern Architectural History at Columbia University, where he has been on the faculty since 1985. He is also curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art, where from 2007 to 2013 he served as The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design. At MoMA he organized, curated and...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/148438810/landscape-architect-takeo-uesugi-has-died-at-age-75 Landscape architect Takeo Uesugi has died at age 75 Julia Ingalls 2016-02-18T17:58:00-05:00 >2016-03-01T00:17:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0x/0x48ge8pf58pm8j9.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As a designer, Uesugi created serene landscapes that adapted the elements of a Japanese garden &mdash; rock, plants and water &mdash; to the climate and lifestyle of Southern California. Among his most significant projects are the restoration of the Japanese Garden at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, Pine Wind Garden at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center and the Japanese Friendship Garden in San Diego's Balboa Park.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In memorium, a few photos of Uesugi's landscape work at the Japanese Garden of The Huntington Library:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r2/r2ghle0jp1xcsp7o.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b8/b8qtbw9ica47xnsn.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v1/v1qck5h45j8zdoij.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147830249/america-has-an-infrastructure-problem-and-it-s-getting-critical America has an infrastructure problem – and it's getting critical Nicholas Korody 2016-02-10T19:54:00-05:00 >2016-02-27T22:28:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s4/s4sx41sx85inh0fh.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It would be helpful if there were another word for &ldquo;infrastructure&rdquo;: it&rsquo;s such an earnest and passive word for the blood vessels of this country, the crucial conveyors and connections that get us from here to there (or not) and the ports that facilitate our trade (or don&rsquo;t), as well as the carriers of information, in particular broadband... The word &ldquo;crisis&rdquo; is also overused, applied to the unimportant as well as the crucial. But this country has an infrastructure crisis.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Elizabeth Drew considers several recent books on American infrastructure, with an eye to both the material reality and the political system producing it. She concludes that fixing our infrastructural systems "may require even more widespread paralyzed traffic, the collapse of numerous bridges, and perhaps a revolt in parts of the country that have inadequate broadband."</p><p>"In other words, we may well need to incur more chaos and ruin and even deaths before we come to our senses," she writes.</p><p>Unfortunately, in the US, while infrastructure is falling apart everywhere, certain contingencies bear the brunt of this more heavily. The ongoing crisis in Flint, Michigan brings into sharp focus the socioeconomic and racial undercurrents of infrastructural collapse.</p><p>Interested in related issues? Check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147824629/the-crisis-in-flint-and-why-architects-should-care-about-decentralizing-our-water-systems" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The crisis in Flint and why architects should care about decentralizing our water systems</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145677142/infrastructure-or-advertisement-sky-to-sponsor-the-garden-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Infrastructure or advertisement? Sky to sponsor the Garden Bridge</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142904746/thirst-quenching-as-los-angeles-heats-up-next-wave-ucla" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thirst-quenching as Los Angele...</a></li></ul>