Archinect - News 2016-09-28T08:04:00-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149967265/highline-invasive-cockroaches Highline>>>invasive cockroaches Orhan Ayyüce 2016-09-07T16:52:00-04:00 >2016-09-08T13:49:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pr/prbijq36fidvkjj4.jpg" width="514" height="422" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Because this species is very similar to cockroach species that already exist in the urban environment, they likely will compete with each other for space and for food.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Seems like there is no such a thing as "free lunch."</p><p><a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/high-line-brought-invasive-cockroach-nyc-article-1.1542222" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>High Line may have brought invasive cockroach that can take the cold to NYC&#8203;</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149967088/canada-s-24-000-km-great-trail-to-complete-next-year-but-is-already-falling-short-of-expectations Canada's 24,000 km Great Trail to complete next year, but is already falling short of expectations Justine Testado 2016-09-07T13:32:00-04:00 >2016-09-13T00:33:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/al/al2e81ts44j0eejv.jpg" width="514" height="201" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When it hits its completion date, which is expected to be in time for Canada&rsquo;s 150th birthday next July 1, it will cover about 24,000 kilometres...But some think The Trans Canada Trail is better in concept than in execution...Some early adopters of the trail...claim that some parts of it are off limits to bicycles while other parts are spread out and hard to actually access.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Since construction began in 1992, the Trans Canada Trail &mdash; which is now being promoted as <a href="https://thegreattrail.ca" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Great Trail</a> &mdash;&nbsp;is 87 percent complete. Organizers of the recreational trail claim that Canadians will be able to use the&nbsp;route from coast to coast once it's complete next year. But unsurprisingly, and especially for a project of this scale, some users of the trail say it's falling short of expectations so far.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961796/engineers-grapple-with-a-melting-alaskan-highway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Engineers grapple with a melting Alaskan Highway</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961625/transforming-the-bao-an-g107-into-a-multi-modal-organic-highway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Transforming the Bao'an G107 into a multi-modal &ldquo;organic highway&rdquo;</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941502/how-portland-state-s-trec-hopes-to-improve-bike-lane-design-regulations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Portland State's TREC hopes to improve bike lane design regulations</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146039075/in-spite-of-sleet-and-snow-cycling-prevails-in-minneapolis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In spite of sleet and snow, cycling prevails in Minneapolis</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149966972/to-ignore-this-is-to-ignore-one-of-the-great-resources-of-the-region-frank-gehry-on-the-la-river-revitalization-project “To ignore this is to ignore one of the great resources of the region": Frank Gehry on the LA River Revitalization project Nicholas Korody 2016-09-06T14:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-13T00:20:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0j/0jd2h86am4l2kgld.jpg" width="514" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>River LA, formerly the Los Angeles River Revitalization Corporation, has posted a video interview with Frank Gehry about his work on the LA River revitalization project. The nonprofit organization works to build public support for the project.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;I think when I started it I had trepidation,&rdquo; Gehry begins. &ldquo;I had the feeling that it was more major than I was thinking of it.&rdquo;</p><p>He goes on the explain that &ldquo;the river is a complicated organism&rdquo;, and therefore the project has mainly comprised in-depth research up to this point.&nbsp;&ldquo;Like any design problem I had to really study it,&rdquo; he states.</p><p>According to Gehry, a quarter of Californians live within 30 miles of the river, which underscores both its importance and potential.&nbsp;&ldquo;To ignore this is to ignore one of the great resources of the region,&rdquo; he states.</p><p>The appointment of Gehry as the lead architect of the LA river revitalization has been <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">controversial</a>. Long-time advocates for the project have expressed feeling left out of the decision, which so...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149966951/what-would-happen-if-la-replaced-all-its-lawns-with-drought-tolerant-landscaping What would happen if LA replaced all its lawns with drought-tolerant landscaping? Nicholas Korody 2016-09-06T13:13:00-04:00 >2016-09-12T23:54:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w8/w8timd19gqb458wz.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A new study by researchers at the University of Southern California found that replacing all lawns with drought-tolerant vegetation would have a net cooling effect of 0.2&deg;C &nbsp;&mdash; but the science is less obvious than you might think. In fact, converting lawns has resulted in daytime warming of up to&nbsp;1.9&deg;C, mostly because of decreases in irrigation. But at nighttime, changes in soil thermodynamic properties, which strengthen sea breeze patterns, cool the city by&nbsp;3.2&deg;C.</p><p>In short, replacing all lawns would have significant, and beneficial, effects for public health. And, of course, it helps preserve already-scarce water supplies.</p><p>The study also seems to prove incorrect <a href="http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-lawn-drought-plants-20160801-snap-story.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">articles</a> that suggested replacing lawns would make LA hotter.</p><p>For more on the on-going drought afflicting California, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149951830/what-california-s-30-million-dead-trees-mean-for-its-future-landscape" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What California's 30 million dead trees mean for its future landscape</a></li><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/146199131/one-ceo-s-plan-to-supply-water-to-drought-stricken-ca-cities-and-obviously-profit-from-it" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One CEO's plan to supply water to drought-stricken ...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149966491/diller-scofidio-renfro-win-1-3-billion-pearl-eco-island-competition-in-the-south-china-sea Diller Scofidio + Renfro win $1.3 billion 'Pearl Eco-Island' competition in the South China Sea Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-09-02T13:28:00-04:00 >2016-09-06T09:05:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gj/gjbmuhrmo3ggoyv1.jpg" width="514" height="439" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The South Sea Pearl Eco-Island development is funded by HNA Group and will include houses, hotels, a cruise ship port, yacht harbour, spa and theme park. [...] The jury said the &ldquo;singular and clear&rdquo; design would &ldquo;create a beautiful, iconic form rising naturally out the landscape, recalling the volcanic caldera of the area, and shape the island into a continuous structure that would be an extremely efficient compaction of resort, retail, and housing."</p></em><br /><br /><p>The "eco" stands for... well, it depends. To HNA Group:&nbsp;&ldquo;This proposal is one for a truly a human-made island that celebrates all that makes such water-bound places so attractive and beautiful, while contributing to our understanding of deep, intrinsic ecology.&rdquo; To the <a href="http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2016/09/01/491395715/one-result-of-chinas-buildup-in-south-china-sea-environmental-havoc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague</a>, these manmade islands&nbsp;are an explicit move by China to exert sovereignty (a status that The Hague explicitly rejects), and they're causing massive environmental harm.</p><p>Investigating China's role in the South China Sea this past July,&nbsp;"The tribunal clearly decided that China had caused severe harm to the coral reef environment," according to&nbsp;Kent Carpenter, the tribunal's expert witness and a professor of biological science. Much of that damage was attributed to island building. You can find more on their proceedings <a href="http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2016/09/01/491395715/one-result-of-chinas-buildup-in-south-china-sea-environmental-havoc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Runners up to the competition include <a href="http://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster + Partners</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/42923078/morphosis-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morphosis</a>.</p><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a title="Transforming the Bao'an G107 into a multi-modal &ldquo;organic highway&rdquo;" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961625/transforming-the-bao-an-g107-into-a-multi-modal-organic-highway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Transforming the Bao'an G107 into a multi-modal &ldquo;organic highway&rdquo;</a></li><li><a title='Despite ban on "weird architecture", a building that looks an awful lot like a toilet was built in Henan Province' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957478/despite-ban-on-weird-architecture-a-building-that-looks-an-awful-lot-like-a-toilet-was-built-in-henan-province" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Despite ban on...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965913/20-excellent-films-that-feature-cities-as-principal-characters 20 excellent films that feature cities as principal characters Julia Ingalls 2016-08-30T14:58:00-04:00 >2016-09-05T21:59:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ju/ju5wtl9y1vymwbcp.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What would "Lost in Translation" be without&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/14722/tokyo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tokyo</a>, or "In Bruges" without, well, Bruges? This engrossing&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tasteofcinema.com/2015/20-great-films-where-one-of-the-main-characters-is-a-city/#ixzz4IpvMhixl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taste of Cinema</a> piece selects 20 films released from the 1930s up to the cinematic present in which the city and its surrounds play a vital role in the narrative. The piece then delves into the beauty, power, and ambiance of that particular locale as it relates to each film's plot. Unsurprisingly, Jim Jarmusch's work makes a few appearances, as does the original 1997 version of "Insomnia," which qualifies as pretty much the most <em>noir</em> movie ever shot entirely in daylight.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9m/9m5sjxhoarz6ircs.jpg"><br><em>Screenshot from "Insomnia."</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8u/8ue0ae2jhna0wtu2.jpg"><br><em>Screenshot from "Night on Earth."</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/df/df1oump0b5h7t26u.jpg"><br><em>Screenshot from "Mystery Train."</em></p><p>As a kind of thesis statement, the piece explains that:</p><p>"The films listed rely on the narrative space and its geographical and sociological specifications. The plots of these films are formed by numerous references to the spatial and temporal phase in which the story is taking place."</p><p>For more on the intersection of cinema an...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965907/artificial-nature-frederick-law-olmsted-and-the-invention-of-landscape-architecture Artificial nature: Frederick Law Olmsted and the invention of landscape architecture Nicholas Korody 2016-08-30T12:52:00-04:00 >2016-09-04T23:22:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4d/4dijzrbjmpeg0gge.jpg" width="514" height="762" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An unmistakable irony creeps vinelike through Olmsted&rsquo;s landscape theory: It takes a lot of artifice to create convincing &ldquo;natural&rdquo; scenery. Everything in Central Park is man-made; the same is true of most of Olmsted&rsquo;s designs. They are not imitations of nature so much as idealizations, like the landscape paintings of the Hudson River School. Each Olmsted creation was the product of painstaking sleight of hand, requiring enormous amounts of labor and expense.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more on Olmsted and his parks today, check out some past articles:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940958/first-commemorative-statue-of-frederick-law-olmsted-to-be-unveiled-in-north-carolina" target="_blank">First commemorative statue of Frederick Law Olmsted to be unveiled in North Carolina</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149960250/obama-chooses-jackson-park-as-the-site-for-his-presidential-center" target="_blank">Obama chooses Jackson Park as the site for his Presidential Center</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149425610/albright-knox-gallery-announces-short-list-of-firms-for-80m-expansion-sn-hetta-big-oma-why-allied-works" target="_blank">Albright-Knox Gallery announces short list of firms for $80m expansion: Sn&oslash;hetta, BIG, OMA, wHY, Allied Works</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965896/a-monument-to-outlast-humanity A monument to outlast humanity Orhan Ayyüce 2016-08-30T12:48:00-04:00 >2016-09-04T16:56:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oc/occni4yc9rxpzzco.jpg" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;My good friend Richard Serra is building out of military-grade steel. That stuff will all get melted down. Why do I think that? Incans, Olmecs, Aztecs&mdash;their finest works of art were all pillaged, razed, broken apart, and their gold was melted down. When they come out here to fuck my &lsquo;City&rsquo; sculpture up, they&rsquo;ll realize it takes more energy to wreck it than it&rsquo;s worth.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Heizer, a pioneer of the earthworks movement, began &ldquo;City&rdquo; in 1972. A mile and a half long and inspired by ancient ritual cities, it is made from rocks, sand, and concrete mined and mixed on site.</p><p>&ldquo;&nbsp;&lsquo;City&rsquo; is one of the most important works of art to have been made in the past century. Its scale and ambition and resolution are simply astonishing.&rdquo; Its unseen status has made the place almost mythic&mdash;it&rsquo;s art-as-rumor, people say&mdash;and has turned the artist, who became known for chasing off unwanted visitors and yanking film out of cameras, into a legend, or a &ldquo;Scooby Doo&rdquo; villain." -Glenn Lowry, the director of the Museum of Modern Art, in New York.</p><p>Heizer, who is given to playful lamentation, complains about what New York is turning him into: &ldquo;A decaffeinated, used-up, once-was quick-draw cowboy, a sissy boy who eats at Balthazar for lunch.&rdquo; At such moments, he is a cartoon roughneck, swatting at his own amusement like a housefly. &ldquo;Chemical castration&mdash;doesn&rsquo;t happen all at once,&rdquo; he said...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965354/take-a-vr-tour-of-yosemite-national-park-with-president-obama Take a VR tour of Yosemite National Park with President Obama Justine Testado 2016-08-25T18:45:00-04:00 >2016-09-03T11:10:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y0/y09u783oc19zir28.jpg" width="514" height="323" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Among the several tributes to the U.S. National Park Service's centennial birthday today, The White House,&nbsp;National Geographic, Felix &amp; Paul Studios, and Oculus released&nbsp;<a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/08/25/watch-join-president-obama-virtual-reality-tour-yosemite" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Through the Ages: President Obama Celebrates America&rsquo;s National Parks&rdquo;</a><em>,</em>&nbsp;a 360-degree VR video featuring stunning views of Yosemite National Park &mdash; narrated by special tour guide President Obama. Captured during the First Family's visit to the park earlier this summer, the nearly 11-minute video shows off popular spots like&nbsp;El Capitan, Mariposa Grove, Glacier Point, and a canoe ride through Merced River.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ob/ob5gq4fdosbetf6e.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zh/zhe3sv1nmgusqwgs.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/02/0272vk87m0mk96w7.jpg"><em>All images via whitehouse.gov.</em></p><p>Watch the full video below. The video is also available on the&nbsp;Oculus Store and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/natgeo/videos/10153864841128951/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Facebook</a>.</p><p></p><p>If you're planning for the weekend, visit any of the 413 National Parks IRL for free starting today until August 28. Go&nbsp;<a href="http://findyourpark.com/find" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">find a park</a>&nbsp;near you and show your appreciation to the original landscape architect: Mother Nature.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965066/a-look-at-some-cities-revitalizing-their-blighted-rivers A look at some cities revitalizing their blighted rivers Alexander Walter 2016-08-24T13:52:00-04:00 >2016-09-01T23:05:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sd/sd5y2oqmwyxisxch.jpg" width="514" height="324" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Los Angeles wants to rethink its river. [...] And LA isn&rsquo;t the only metropolis looking to reclaim its once-mocked waterway. Cities around the world are realizing that water can be a cultural and recreational asset, not something to hide&nbsp;or pillage, and it seems&nbsp;no waterway&nbsp;will be wasted for long.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149958945/gruen-associates-mia-lehrer-oyler-wu-appointed-to-design-l-a-river-greenway-in-san-fernando-valley" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gruen Associates, Mia Lehrer, Oyler Wu appointed to design L.A. River Greenway in San Fernando Valley</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149952791/what-s-happening-with-frank-gehry-s-masterplan-for-the-la-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What's happening with Frank Gehry's masterplan for the LA River?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138883945/a-plan-to-clean-up-the-river-spree-around-museum-island-in-berlin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A plan to clean up the River Spree around Museum Island in Berlin</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963998/a-remarkable-time-lapse-video-of-los-angeles A remarkable time lapse video of Los Angeles Julia Ingalls 2016-08-18T13:56:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T00:45:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2a/2actld5z3xq7pylc.jpg" width="514" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From the Venice Canals to the detritus-strewn cliffs overlooking downtown to the interior of a hospital, this time lapse video by Mason Thibo&nbsp;surveys the edgy splendor of Los Angeles, allowing a glimpse not only of the city's extraordinary variety of neighborhoods, but the way people (and vehicles) interact with each zone. It's a kind of gorgeous panorama of how <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941219/why-american-infrastructure-funding-keeps-facing-such-an-uphill-battle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">infrastructure</a>, recreational areas, institutional facilities and residential neighborhoods combine to form the U.S.'s second largest metropolis:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963895/from-enslavement-to-mass-incarceration From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration Nam Henderson 2016-08-18T02:09:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T00:06:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r7/r7jl7t2vp0tkmf3t.jpg" width="514" height="247" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Last year, the group released a report documenting more than 4,000 lynchings between 1877 and 1950. After that report, Mr. Stevenson launched a project to collect soil from unmarked lynching sites around the country. The soil will be placed in glass jars that will be on display at the museum.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Campbell Robertson highlights plans by the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.eji.org/news/eji-announces-plans-to-build-museum-and-national-lynching-memorial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Equal Justice Initiative</a>, to build a national memorial to victims of lynching and open a museum that explores African American history from enslavement to mass incarceration.</p><p>h/t <a href="https://twitter.com/rbhlms/status/765581216284348417" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@Rob Holmes</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962962/monumental-land-art-emerges-in-montana-s-new-tippet-rise-art-center Monumental land art emerges in Montana's new Tippet Rise Art Center Justine Testado 2016-08-12T13:36:00-04:00 >2016-08-12T15:02:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/db/db5itiwv5u94stzs.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"They have strong architectural properties: they create space, they provide shelter and shade, they change the thermal and acoustical properties of the surrounding context and thus they enable new activities and programs to take place. But also, they can live empty without looking like empty buildings...&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Land art installations stand majestically against the pristine Montana landscape at the&nbsp;<a href="http://tippetrise.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tippet Rise Art Center</a>, a working sheep ranch turned art destination that opened in June about an hour away from Billings and 2.5 hours north of Yellowstone.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/67675/ensamble-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ensamble Studio</a> principals Ant&oacute;n Garc&iacute;a-Abril and D&eacute;bora Mesa briefly talk about the collaborative design process behind the Center's masterplan and the landscape works they created.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940958/first-commemorative-statue-of-frederick-law-olmsted-to-be-unveiled-in-north-carolina" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First commemorative statue of Frederick Law Olmsted to be unveiled in North Carolina</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138428052/sanaa-s-meandering-river-community-center-opens-to-the-public" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA's meandering "River" community center opens to the public</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131795914/new-zealand-landscaper-shapes-church-out-of-trees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Zealand landscaper shapes church out of trees</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962354/come-on-in-the-water-s-fine-rio-sailors-say-worries-about-water-quality-overblown Come on in, the water's fine: Rio sailors say worries about water quality overblown Nicholas Korody 2016-08-09T19:04:00-04:00 >2016-08-09T19:23:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ui/uin4nn2i8nonzgkx.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Despite reports of dangerous levels of pollution in Rio's Guanabara Bay and concerns that floating garbage could damage or slow competitors' boats, sailors at the 2016 Olympics are showing little or no fear of getting into the water [...] Many said the dangers of sailing in Rio have been overblown and worried that the water concerns are overshadowing some of the most exciting and challenging sailing of their lives.</p></em><br /><br /><p>So far, the Rio Olympics seem to be going pretty well. But before they opened, a series of issues plagued the preparations. For some background, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149959805/athletes-refuse-to-move-into-rio-s-olympic-village-citing-blocked-toilets-leaking-pipes-and-exposed-wiring" target="_blank">Athletes refuse to move into Rio's Olympic Village, citing &ldquo;blocked toilets, leaking pipes and exposed wiring&rdquo;</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945224/rio-olympics-must-be-postponed-moved-or-both-due-to-zika-threat" target="_blank">Rio Olympics "must be postponed, moved, or both" due to Zika threat</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942337/11-workers-have-died-so-far-during-rio-olympic-construction-audit-finds" target="_blank">11 workers have died so far during Rio Olympic construction, audit finds</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957955/rio-mayor-admits-olympics-were-a-missed-opportunity-but-believes-the-city-has-been-unfairly-portrayed" target="_blank">Rio mayor admits Olympics were a &ldquo;missed opportunity&rdquo;, but believes the city has been unfairly portrayed</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149961944/dan-graham-hates-conceptual-art Dan Graham hates conceptual art Orhan Ayyüce 2016-08-08T06:44:00-04:00 >2016-08-11T01:34:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fa/fa2elpjdiln17kr4.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Dan Graham points his finger at conceptual art as it practiced today and &nbsp;taught in schools. Makes a lot of sense when it is overused and over-appropriated meaninglessly and endlessly. I don't think he would say that forty years ago. Though, he spares <a href="http://outofsync.dk/gallery/art-is-about-showing/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lawrence Weiner</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149961829/donald-trump-usher-of-america-s-postindustrial-urban-blight Donald Trump, usher of America's postindustrial urban blight Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-05T18:10:00-04:00 >2016-08-10T00:33:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yx/yx1q6e2hpwcvmwca.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Casinos like the Taj Mahal have destroyed Atlantic City&rsquo;s public space. Gambling&rsquo;s arrival replaced the outward-looking hotels, shops, and promenades of the mid-century boardwalk with clusters of dark, labyrinthine resorts, set back from the street and enclosed behind monitored security gates. [...] Atlantic City&rsquo;s model of a plush, self-contained casino abutting a ruined neighborhood has become a synecdoche for the last forty years of American urban development.</p></em><br /><br /><p>To dissect the urban effects of Trump's Atlantic City casino, Sam Wetherall traces the city's history as a booming resort town through the early 20th century, and into its current economic crisis:</p><p><em>In 2014 alone, casino closures cost Atlantic City more than ten thousand jobs, a staggering figure for a city with a population under forty thousand. Atlantic City&rsquo;s unemployment rate sits at almost 14 percent, and it suffers from the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/business/real-estate/atlantic-city-area-tops-list-foreclosures-n555791" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">highest home foreclosure rates</a>&nbsp;in the country.</em></p><p><em>Donald Trump may herald a radical new force in American politics, but his background illuminates trends that have been unfolding in American cities for more than fifty years. As deindustrialization hollowed out cities&rsquo; economies, many have responded by wrapping their public spaces in glittering property developments and legalizing gambling to survive.</em></p><p>Atlantic City provides a potent, and foreboding, example of the kind of urbanity that Trump's business agenda has wrought:</p><p><em>While the media has dissected the failures of...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149961508/will-gehry-s-l-a-river-plan-result-in-water-savings Will Gehry's L.A. River plan result in water savings? Julia Ingalls 2016-08-04T12:53:00-04:00 >2016-08-10T00:36:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/22/22dfoktflj18fcu6.jpg" width="514" height="218" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For decades, the concrete-lined L.A. River has been more famous for being a bone-dry iconic conduit for films like <em>Terminator 2</em> than a major watery artery, but that may change: in a talk with Christopher Hawthorne on Monday, Frank Gehry mentioned that his design may just save the city significant amounts of cash when it comes to buying water. Per the <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/frank-gehry-calls-la-river-916397" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hollywood Reporter</a>:</p><p><em>The river, which was bound in concrete beginning in the late 1930s after a series of damaging floods, is also frequently blamed for wasting water, one of Los Angeles&rsquo; most embattled resources. Because the river&rsquo;s concrete binding was designed to channel floodwaters swiftly into the ocean and away from properties on the banks, the city now loses more than 28.6 billion gallons of water a year, according to River L.A.,&nbsp;a nonprofit working with Gehry&rsquo;s firm and funded in part by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy.</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;We think we can save the city one-third of what it now pays for imported water,&rdquo; Gehry said in conversati...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960972/environmentally-friendly-design-inspires-education-at-howe-dell-primary-school Environmentally-friendly design inspires education at Howe Dell Primary school Jessica Bonehill 2016-08-02T05:06:00-04:00 >2016-08-09T01:00:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i0/i0qto9qxpn8gsjkd.jpg" width="514" height="253" 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>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.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mf/mfh05zy6sv9680zy.jpg"></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 understood...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960684/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-new-pools-fountains-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's NEW "Pools & Fountains" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-07-29T19:31:00-04:00 >2016-09-01T07:16:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/db/dbw4yymhx81rddh3.jpg" width="514" height="386" 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>NEW</strong> board<em> </em><a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/pools-fountains/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Pools &amp; Fountains</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6b/6burem68d21suea4.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/marmolradziner/project/las-vegas-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Residence</a> in Las Vegas, NV by <a href="http://archinect.com/marmolradziner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marmol Radziner</a>; Photo: Joe Fletcher</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vr/vru2q2ek80h8fga5.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/110861698/hofs-s-swimming-pool/110861700" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swimming Pool</a> in Hofs&oacute;s, Iceland by <a href="http://archinect.com/basaltarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BASALT Architects</a>; Photo: Gu&eth;mundur Benediktsson</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8g/8grylkikg5d6csd7.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/10196497/jellyfish-house/91673349" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jellyfish House</a> in Marbella, Spain by <a href="http://archinect.com/Wiel-Arets-Architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wiel Arets Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yf/yftgnb8c11e83m8p.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/31790/family-house-at-the-empord/76415853" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Family House at the Empord&agrave;</a> in Mont-ras, Spain by <a href="http://archinect.com/ricardo_bofill_taller_arquitectura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p7/p7vwohcf8q1x8ts1.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/23143077/residence-at-the-sea/38412503" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Residence</a> at the Mediterranean coast by <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/23143077/manuel-herrera-ros-estudio-muher" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manuel Herrera Ros estudio MUHER</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ip/iprjnrsxni2k57ha.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/bossleyarchitects/project/private-residence-maui" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Private Residence</a> in Kihei, Maui, HI by <a href="http://archinect.com/bossleyarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bossley Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/el/elai26q2z2x65zhp.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/lhsadp/project/aileron" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aileron</a> in Dayton, OH by <a href="http://archinect.com/lhsadp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wn/wn4xrlcdcpg39d4j.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/35788802/tuna-canyon-blvd-malibu-ca/35788803" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tuna Canyon Blvd home</a> in Malibu, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/35788802/john-hamilton" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Hamilton</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hu/hu415kygm9ey5rka.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">Centr...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960393/it-s-been-one-month-since-brexit-how-are-you-coping It's been one month since Brexit. How are you coping? Ellen Hancock 2016-07-28T15:24:00-04:00 >2016-08-08T13:33:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0o/0otoauyllwkd4w5t.jpg" width="514" height="268" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>On June 23rd, 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union. In the following month, the pound dropped&nbsp;10% in value against the US dollar (the lowest since the 1980s), PM David Cameron resigned, Boris Johnson resigned, Nigel Farage too (not before insulting all of the European parliament), and the Labour party are squabbling like children.</p><p>After everyone else jumped ship, Theresa May now resides at No.10 and must deal with the aftermath of Brexit. With her new cabinet in place (we are still hoping Boris' appointment as Foreign Secretary is a joke) and the promise that Article 50 will not be triggered until the new year, what happens next?</p><p>Fill out our <strong><a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc1t3aqlaUhFY7CaqIL4X_qwsgSqIFj3Y-itjZSRGGWUDBIyw/viewform" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">survey</a></strong> and tell us how Brexit has affected you already, and what you think the future holds for a UK outside of the EU.&nbsp;</p> 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 >2016-07-27T23:47:51-04:00 <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 >2016-08-29T07:57:10-04:00 <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 Purple Hibiscus 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>