Archinect - News 2015-04-19T13:44:21-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/125530527/the-underline-holds-public-interest-meetings-in-miami The Underline holds Public Interest Meetings in Miami Joachim Perez 2015-04-17T23:44:00-04:00 >2015-04-17T23:44:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j0/j0wdcy9w3ztyg68z.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Our vision is to transform the underutilized land below Miami&rsquo;s MetroRail, from the Miami River to Dadeland South Station, into an iconic linear park, world-class urban trail and living art destination.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jh/jh50gsghi671m1hy.jpg"></p><p>The Underline is a proposal to activate the 10 mile space underneath Miami&rsquo;s elevated metro rail into an urban trail.&nbsp; This initiative was a collaboration between the organizers of The Underline nonprofit, The University of Miami School of Architecture, and Miami Dade County.&nbsp; Recently, James Corner Field Operations won a proposal to develop a master plan for the area.&nbsp; This is a continued involvement by the firm, as they already are developing strategies for the Lincoln Road area of Miami Beach, and developed Knight Plaza between the art and science museums in Downtown Miami. &nbsp;</p><p>Over the course of this weekend, organizers and volunteers of The Underline are putting together public meetings to gauge ideas from the locals of what they want for the future linear park.&nbsp; Holding interactive presentations, members of the community were asked to vote on preselected ideas by Field Operations, write in their own ideas, draw out ideas on maps showcasing the scope of the project, and open poste...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125370447/at-auschwitz-birkenau-preserving-a-site-and-a-ghastly-inventory At Auschwitz-Birkenau, Preserving a Site and a Ghastly Inventory b3tadine[sutures] 2015-04-15T21:06:00-04:00 >2015-04-15T21:06:12-04:00 <em><p>The strategy, she said, is &ldquo;minimum intervention.&rdquo; The point is to preserve the objects and buildings, not beautify them. Every year, as more survivors die, the work becomes more important. &ldquo;Within 20 years, there will be only these objects speaking for this place,&rdquo; she said.</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/125198338/meier-makes-mark-in-miami Meier makes mark in Miami Richard Meier & Partners 2015-04-13T12:25:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T12:25:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xa/xac1otfn4gssxuz5.jpg" width="514" height="260" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Far from reducing his workload or resting on his considerable laurels, the 80-year-old Meier and his partners are also wrapping up construction on several other projects, including the HH Resort and Spa in Gangneung, South Korea; the Leblon office building in Rio de Janeiro; the 140-unit Rothschild Tower in Tel Aviv; the Cittadella Bridge in Alessandria, Italy; and Teachers Village, a mixed-use development in Newark, New Jersey.</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/125195125/norman-foster-s-2-world-trade-center-could-get-a-jumpstart-thanks-to-rupert-murdoch Norman Foster’s 2 World Trade Center Could Get a Jumpstart Thanks to Rupert Murdoch DianePham 2015-04-13T11:04:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T11:05:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jw/jwzbvyqcqsitpkcz.jpg" width="514" height="372" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Norman Foster&lsquo;s 88-story tower, destined for the last unoccupied site of the World Trade Center complex, could finally get the legs it needs to move forward. Media giants News Corporation and 21st Century Fox, both headed by Rupert Murdoch, are in talks with the Port Authority and developer Larry Silverstein to make the long-stalled 1,349-foot skyscraper their next home.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The move would give 2 WTC what it needs to resume construction as required by the Port Authority&mdash;namely a solid anchor tenant.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124665842/los-angeles-has-created-the-perfect-parking-sign Los Angeles has Created the Perfect Parking Sign DianePham 2015-04-06T15:11:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T21:27:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o0/o0l58rqxpyo880q6.jpg" width="514" height="249" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the quest to make parking suck less, there are apps that help you find a space, and meters where you can pay with a swipe of your credit card. But LA has launched a simple, low-tech solution to make parking better: Well-designed signage that offers no ambiguity whatsoever when it comes to where you can park, when you can park there, and how much it will cost.</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/124665848/attend-dwell-on-design-la-may-29-31 Attend Dwell on Design LA, May 29-31! Sponsor 2015-04-06T14:44:00-04:00 >2015-04-06T14:45:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xb/xb8jzs6sm9q9asir.jpg" width="514" height="198" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.dwellondesign.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dwell on Design LA</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><a href="http://www.dwellondesign.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Dwell on Design LA</strong></a>, America&rsquo;s Largest Design Event, curated by the editors of <a href="http://www.dwell.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Dwell</strong></a> magazine, returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center, May 29-31, celebrating its 10th year.&nbsp;Join 30,000+ attendees at this magnificent 3-day wonderland of modern design that will be sure to amaze, delight and inspire.</p><p>See thousands of the best modern products across five design zones including Furniture &amp; Accessories, Kitchen &amp; Bath, Design Materials, Dwell Outdoor and more. Connect with hundreds of brands such as Bugaboo, Cosentino, Hansgrohe, Lutron, Marvin Windows &amp; Doors, Miele, Panasonic, TOTO, Sunbrella and more. Check out a full list of exhibitors at this year&rsquo;s show <a href="http://www.DwellonDesign.com/directory/exhibitors" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Hear from 250+ design industry experts on three stages on topics such as Design for Humankind, Smart Tech, Resiliency, Energy 360 and more. Be sure not to miss keynote speaker, <a href="http://www.dwellondesign.com/blog/announcing-dutch-designer-marcel-wanders-dwell-designs-2015-keynote-speaker" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marcel Wanders</a> giving the keynote address on Friday May 29th and other speakers over three days in...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124454061/chatter-opening-at-the-art-institute-of-chicago-april-11 CHATTER opening at the Art Institute of Chicago - April 11 johnszot 2015-04-04T15:00:00-04:00 >2015-04-06T10:10:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u8/u8c20bwrkdxcq6l1.jpg" width="514" height="483" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architecture is a perpetual conversation between the present and the past, knowing full well that the future is listening. So what happens when this dialogue is influenced by contemporary modes of communication such as texting, Twitter, and Instagram? Chatter: Architecture Talks Back looks at the diverse contemporary methods and approaches wielded by five emerging architects: Bureau Spectacular, Erin Besler, Fake Industries Architectural Agonism, Formlessfinder, and John Szot Studio.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>CHATTER</em> is opening next weekend (April 11th) at the Art Institute of Chicago with a panel discussion featuring Jimenez Lai (Bureau Spectacular), John Szot, Chris Grimley (over,under), and Kelly Bair.&nbsp;The exhibit also features work from Iker Gil (MAS Studio and MAS Context).</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124388954/rev-robert-h-schuller-patron-of-architecture-1926-2015 Rev. Robert H. Schuller, patron of architecture, 1926-2015 Orhan Ayyüce 2015-04-03T00:25:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T14:31:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ls/lsajuv7bv31wssui.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Come as you are in the family car"</p></em><br /><br /><p>"ARTESIA, Calif. (AP) &mdash; The Rev.&nbsp;Robert H. Schuller, a California televangelist and author who beamed his upbeat messages on faith and redemption to millions of followers from his landmarkCrystal Cathedral&nbsp;only to see his empire crumble in his waning years, has died. He was 88."</p><p>The Rev. Schuller known as the pastor who invented religious marketing and branding was also a patron of architecture. He started his congregation as a rented space from Orange Drive-inTtheatre. Later, Schuller hired modernist architect <a href="http://www.ncmodernist.org/neutra.htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richard Neutra</a> who completed <a href="http://www.mattconstruction.com/images/projects/_medium/tower-WEB_Size.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Tower of Hope</a>&nbsp;in 1968 and in 1980 <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_Cathedral" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Crystal Cathedral</a> was dedicated as it was designed by Philip Johnson, a <a href="http://www.pritzkerprize.com/laureates/1979" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pritzker Prize</a>&nbsp;winning&nbsp;(its first in 1979)&nbsp;American architect. The latest addition was a <a href="http://www.mattconstruction.com/images/projects/_medium/Cryst_Cath_ext,_back_of_bldg_with_towers-WEB_SIZE.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Visitor Center</a> designed by a New York architect&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pritzkerprize.com/laureates/1984" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richar Meier</a> in 2003 who also won a Pritzker Prize in 1984.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124302165/the-fascinating-world-of-grimm-city The fascinating world of Grimm City Alexander Walter 2015-04-01T21:01:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T09:53:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eb/eb2ce92d2c8cc649b992aa19cc03d9b3.jpg" width="514" height="791" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Later this summer, London's Flea Folly Architects&mdash;Pascal Bronner &amp; Thomas Hillier&mdash;will be running a workshop in what they broadly call "narrative architecture" at the Tate Modern. "What would a town inhabited by Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder and Man Ray look like?" they ask. [...] Their own project, Grimm City, is perhaps an example of what might result.</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/124300559/paul-rudolph-heritage-foundations-taps-nc-modernist-houses-masters-gallery Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundations Taps NC Modernist Houses' Masters Gallery kimweiss 2015-04-01T20:50:00-04:00 >2015-04-01T20:54:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2w/2ws3zrrg7lr1lojm.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://t.signaledue.com/e1t/c/5/f18dQhb0S7lC8dDMPbW2n0x6l2B9nMJN7t5XX4S9QB8W2Bpw2K7dSpw8W4XHqpM56dK4Mf3n-82-02?t=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.paulrudolphheritagefoundation.org%2F&amp;si=4874025633841152&amp;pi=7509835c-a888-4ec8-8155-3cc27f1ba9ae" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation</a>&nbsp;(PRHF) in New York City has designated North Carolina Modernist Houses&rsquo; online archive as the official index for the residential work by the former dean of the Yale School of Architecture who inspired a generation of architects. &nbsp;</p><p>As the official archive,&nbsp;<a href="http://t.signaledue.com/e1t/c/5/f18dQhb0S7lC8dDMPbW2n0x6l2B9nMJN7t5XX4S9QB8W2Bpw2K7dSpw8W4XHqpM56dK4Mf3n-82-02?t=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ncmodernist.org%2F&amp;si=4874025633841152&amp;pi=7509835c-a888-4ec8-8155-3cc27f1ba9ae" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">North Carolina Modernist Houses&nbsp;</a>(NCMH) will maintain and update the&nbsp;<a href="http://t.signaledue.com/e1t/c/5/f18dQhb0S7lC8dDMPbW2n0x6l2B9nMJN7t5XX4S9QB8W2Bpw2K7dSpw8W4XHqpM56dK4Mf3n-82-02?t=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ncmodernist.org%2Frudolph&amp;si=4874025633841152&amp;pi=7509835c-a888-4ec8-8155-3cc27f1ba9ae" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Rudolph section of its archive</a>&nbsp;as houses are sold, changed, or threatened. NCMH has modified the page to add the PRHF logo, link, and connection. The Heritage Foundation is now directing visitors to the NCMH website exclusively for Rudolph-designed houses.</p><p>&ldquo;This is an innovative and groundbreaking partnership between an architecture foundation and our Masters Gallery archives,&rdquo; said NCMH Executive Director George Smart. &ldquo;We are honored to be the official site for Paul Rudolph&rsquo;s residential work, which will allow the PRHF to devote more of its resources towards protecting and saving Rudolph&rsquo;s non-residential buildings across A...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124277215/the-hole-idea-celebrates-the-simple-joys-of-creating-spontaneous-architecture "The Hole Idea" celebrates the simple joys of creating "spontaneous architecture" Justine Testado 2015-04-01T15:16:00-04:00 >2015-04-01T15:19:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lv/lvwiqhw3of4xfwq1.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architectural design can be as playful as a child's imagination and still be taken seriously. Coated in a sunny yellow and candy-colored circular openings, "The Hole Idea -- Now in Technicolor" in Winnipeg is a snow tunnel that may seem like a kids-only zone at first glance, but is an engaging installation that can spark the curiosity of anyone who is trudging by in the snow. Since it was first installed in January after winning the popular <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114590743/winners-of-warming-huts-v-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Warming Huts 2015 competition</a>, The Hole Idea has attracted visitors of all ages. The project's success continues with its recent win of an Ontario Association Of Architects Award.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/61/61daneuj756vcni3.jpg"></p><p>Designed by Toronto-based <a href="http://www.weissau.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Weiss Architecture + Urbanism</a>, the playful concept for The Hole Idea -- which was named after a 1955 Looney Tune animation of the same name -- evokes childhood memories of Saturday morning cartoons, colorful playgrounds, and building snow forts.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v1/v1l4azcv6gybx902.jpg"></p><p>The firm worked alongside Blackwell Engineering and the Canada Culvert fabrication team to complete th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124209727/un-refugee-agency-commissions-10k-ikea-designed-better-shelters UN Refugee Agency Commissions 10k Ikea-designed Better Shelters Nicholas Korody 2015-03-31T17:23:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T13:31:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t6/t6rk3wbjydbhbtcx.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ikea's line of flat-pack refugee shelters are going into production, the Swedish furniture maker announced this week, after being tested among refugee families in Ethiopia, Iraq, and Lebanon. The lightweight "Better Shelter" was developed under a partnership between the Ikea Foundation and the ...UNHCR... Each unit takes about four hours to assemble and is designed to last for 3 years &mdash; far longer than conventional refugee shelters, which last about 6 months.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s2/s2nomgxqggbe61jk.jpg"></p><p>As the Verge article notes, the announcement comes at a time when there are nearly 4 million people left without homes from the ongoing wars in Syria alone. Globally, there are 45.2 million people currently displaced by conflict and persecution according to a UNHCR <a href="http://www.unhcr.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">report</a>. And even that number doesn't account for the millions currently being displaced by drought, famine, rising sea levels, resource scarcity or other ecological disasters.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1m/1mkd091v6tthgw2t.jpg"></p><p>The Ikea Foundation's <a href="http://www.bettershelter.org/product/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Better Shelter"</a> houses comprise three individual parts: the frame, the panels, and the photo voltaic system. They can be assembled on site without any additional tools or equipment. While lightweight and transportable, the units are designed to last three years. The solar panels charge an LED light that can be used at night for four hours or to charge a mobile phone.</p><p>In an article posted last year, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/105264254/architectures-of-the-disaster" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectures of the Disaster</a>, I consider other design projects addressing the global refugee crisis.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h8/h8p1qcxe5521du5g.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kf/kf488c9dnh8v12v2.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vl/vl0t390rrdi2wjsq.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yb/ybl85n76zus6bf7h.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124138997/harnessing-the-power-of-geodesign-to-create-better-cities-and-spaces Harnessing the power of geodesign to create better cities and spaces Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-30T19:05:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T09:44:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9z/9zyaq7791jovum6v.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A major frustration across architecture and urban design professions is the Tower of Babel problem &ndash; translating data from a host of different resources into a coherent platform for designing and planning. In particular, learning how to wield geographic data is an essential part of any urban project. Accessing that information, through resources like GIS (Geographic Information Systems) is a first step for many designers, but translating it into a consistent and useful language is a whole other matter, let alone learning how to optimize its use for the many phases throughout a project&rsquo;s design and implementation.</p><p>The practice of geodesign integrates site-specific data, by means of geographic and mapping technologies, into the design process. Leveraging geographic information about a site leads to stronger evidence-based designs, and can be used for making smarter 3D city models. <a href="http://www.esri.com/about-esri/initiatives" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ESRI</a><a href="http://www.esri.com/about-esri/initiatives" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">, Inc.</a> specializes in exactly such technologies, and is working to make them useful for all design pro...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124127720/walker-art-center-goes-green-in-75-million-project Walker Art Center goes green in $75 million project b3tadine[sutures] 2015-03-30T15:37:00-04:00 >2015-03-30T19:08:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2l/2l6eag44d2svk6w3.jpg" width="514" height="292" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Positioning itself as a neighborhood green space and cultural gateway, Walker Art Center will add a new glass-walled entrance pavilion, groves of trees and acres of new grass as part of a $75 million project to be announced Tuesday.</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/123916644/christopher-hawthorne-dissects-zumthor-s-inkblot-with-lacma-director-michael-govan Christopher Hawthorne dissects Zumthor's inkblot with LACMA Director Michael Govan Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-28T09:02:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T09:49:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h7/h7n29tlrpiua5mr2.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Since opening the doors of its original William Pereira buildings in 1965, the Los Angele County Museum of Art has grown along with its home. The version of the city beloved by Reyner Banham and Pereira was alive then on the historic Miracle Mile, proselytizing megasized car-infrastructure and New Suburban models of living. From the 1980s through the 2000s, the museum expanded and reorganized, adding Bruce Goff&rsquo;s Japanese Pavilion and Renzo Piano&rsquo;s additions. Now, the entire conglomerate is slated for a redesign, into a singular swath by famed museum architect Peter Zumthor, with new attention paid to an incoming Metro station. And according to the <em>Los Angeles Times&rsquo;</em> architecture critic, Christopher Hawthorne, this is distinctly on track with where the megaregion as a whole is going &ndash; part of his so-called &ldquo;Third Los Angeles&rdquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v9/v9mcgcj2evjrd34l.jpg"></p><p>This third stage of Los Angeles is &ldquo;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122585949/the-days-of-infinite-thinking-what-city-of-quartz-means-for-los-angeles-25-years-later" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">an altogether more integrated, metropolitan-oriented</a>&rdquo; place, and is the namesake for Hawthorne&rsquo;s ongoing lecture series exp...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123735848/selgascano-unveils-designs-for-the-2015-serpentine-pavilion SelgasCano unveils designs for the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion Nicholas Korody 2015-03-25T13:00:00-04:00 >2015-04-04T23:34:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ae/aev3ry3zymofvjz2.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Earlier today, the Serpentine Galleries in London <a href="http://www.serpentinegalleries.org/exhibitions-events/serpentine-pavilion-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">released</a> the first images&nbsp;of the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion, designed by the Spanish firm of <a href="http://www.selgascano.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SelgasCano</a>&nbsp;headed by Jos&eacute; Selgas and Luc&iacute;a Cano. In keeping with the criteria of the annual program, this will be the first UK project by the award-winning firm, and is also the first pavilion designed by Spanish architects. According to a statement released with the announcement, the pavilion will consist of "an amorphous, double-skinned, polygonal structure consisting of panels of a translucent, multi-coloured fabric membrane (ETFE) woven through and wrapped in webbing." The images released with the statement consist of&nbsp;colorful, playful renders populated by cartoonish figures.</p><p>A much-anticipated event each year, the Serpentine Pavilion is one of the "top-ten most visited architecture and design exhibits in the world." Visitors to the SelgasCano-designed pavilion will be able to enter the structure from a number of openings, "passing through a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123679631/10-failed-utopian-cities-that-influenced-the-future 10 Failed Utopian Cities That Influenced the Future Orhan Ayyüce 2015-03-24T22:51:00-04:00 >2015-04-04T23:33:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/un/uneeok21jum8hnm9.jpg" width="514" height="423" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Bonus: BoozeTown, the Crazy-Ass Town of Drunks</p></em><br /><br /><p>It is still up for debate, but I will say real estate ownership might be abolished and become irrelevant.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123673986/field-operations-to-helm-new-miami-underline-project Field Operations to Helm New Miami Underline Project Nicholas Korody 2015-03-24T18:47:00-04:00 >2015-04-04T22:37:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ve/vepmoyq1j2li5c1m.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Proponents of the Underline bicycle route and linear park that would replace the threadbare M-Path under the Metrorail tracks from Dadeland to the Miami River have picked the co-designer of the wildly popular elevated High Line in Manhattan to draw up a master plan for their idea. James Corner Field Operations was selected by a local jury from among 19 architectural teams that submitted entries in a competition.</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/123352855/is-newark-the-next-brooklyn Is Newark the Next Brooklyn? Richard Meier & Partners 2015-03-20T13:28:00-04:00 >2015-03-20T19:42:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ui/uieuy7kv0joya11f.jpg" width="514" height="279" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When construction&rsquo;s done in 2016, Teachers Village will consist of eight, low-rise buildings housing three charter schools and a daycare facility, 65,000 square feet of retail, and 205 residential units designed by the world-renowned Richard Meier, Newark&rsquo;s native son and architect of the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art in Spain.</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/123296640/holmenkollen-ski-jump-turns-into-airbnb-penthouse-for-one-night Holmenkollen ski jump turns into Airbnb penthouse for one night Alexander Walter 2015-03-19T20:47:00-04:00 >2015-03-19T20:53:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mb/mb61ypywtlz5b4re.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>One lucky soul will get to enjoy an unforgettable night in one of Oslo's most iconic destinations later this month: the topmost floor of the <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39903/jds-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">JDS</a>-designed Holmenkollen ski jump will be turned into a cozy, fully furnished Airbnb penthouse for the winner of a <a href="https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/5401060" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recent online contest</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ms/mssdla3nzrwbs11q.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cl/clpzgg9453krjdro.jpg"></p><p>From the contest description:</p><p><em>Set at the top of the ski jump where champions prepare for flight, the apartment&rsquo;s floor to ceiling windows give you one of the best views imaginable of Oslo, snow capped mountains and endless forest.&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>On the first floor, 250 steps below the apartment you will find the world&rsquo;s first ski museum. Discover more than 4,000 years of ski history and learn about the adventures of polar explorers, including Roald Amundsen.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3d/3d7g8fda255ub206.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fq/fqfx9hi5lrs83x4m.jpg"></p><p><em>After a day in the snow, leave your gear and take the lift up to your apartment at the very top of the Holmenkollen ski jump.&nbsp; </em></p><p><em>Right above you is the highest roof terrace in town, so you can do some serious stargazing as dinner is served. If you&rsquo;re really lucky, you might...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123282173/photo-archive-of-blade-runner-model-shop-shows-remarkably-convincing-replicants-hard-at-work Photo archive of "Blade Runner" model shop shows remarkably convincing replicants hard at work Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-19T17:12:00-04:00 >2015-03-20T16:17:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a9/a9igc8k1gr5lgu9b.jpg" width="514" height="778" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>An amazing cache of 142 "behind the scenes" photos from the model shop of the 1982 classic sci-fi flick "Blade Runner" are now <a href="http://imgur.com/a/mv8qf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">available on imgur</a>. A huge h/t to <a href="http://boingboing.net/2015/03/17/images-from-the-bladerunner-mo.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boing Boing</a>, where we first came across these photos.</p><p>Perhaps they're coming to light now as promo for the (official) <a href="http://variety.com/2014/film/news/harrison-ford-loves-blade-runner-2-script-1201378743/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blade Runner sequel</a>?&nbsp;Here's a selection of some of our favorites, in all their late '70s glory:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fd/fdlg24zitm5hus4y.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aw/awvwed4l5tkotp2b.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0s/0ss0rvyrrcx97i0r.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ln/lno4pyzu6d5shtwt.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6a/6acp4dmuta9vy7t0.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hk/hkcxllpk1v2icfz7.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mq/mq60ci695xi71w48.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uc/ucxo9awm9zqloa9m.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ta/tapsrew4k3ulzboh.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pp/ppe9cp8yphryci96.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ky/kypwexn8iitwapek.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5j/5jrtemkdcxmujxa8.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/as/as11ebejl2hfq7o1.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2b/2b8ejogfoxark4e0.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bg/bgic96jrisnhip36.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p0/p0tlm00rgmgei39w.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j0/j0atubqlk7kjpipo.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l0/l0h5t4gpg7uqf6or.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l7/l7vnmq691whqktj6.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lu/lusayfw8xu30heo8.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kg/kgrsln699jl6siqp.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/80/801qilkw9pq586jy.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/11/11dgxxnjnb64k25c.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123197015/the-strange-and-beautiful-architecture-of-matthias-jung The strange and beautiful architecture of Matthias Jung Alexander Walter 2015-03-18T13:00:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T22:22:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a3c221b26f9a3ce73ec01a893e72c255.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>German-based graphic designer Matthias Jung creates imaginative houses, that we'd like to encounter in real life. He calls his creations 'architectural short poems', that aim to visualize another perspective on how we could see the world and live in it. The homes are put together from photo material that he collects and re-arranges in unexpected ways.</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/123135161/nbbj-proposes-strategy-for-creating-skyscrapers-that-don-t-cast-shadows NBBJ proposes strategy for creating skyscrapers that don't cast shadows Archinect 2015-03-17T17:43:00-04:00 >2015-03-18T18:48:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/km/kmjxu10rnhm6x5co.jpg" width="514" height="568" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>They used computer modeling to design a pair of buildings, one of which works like a gigantic, curved mirror. The glass surface of the northernmost building reflects light down into the shadow cast by its&nbsp;southern partner. And the carefully defined curve of that glass allows the reflected light to follow the shadow throughout the day.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/yc/ycdcq4hut00by8uk.gif"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122981772/an-urban-treehouse-that-absorbs-pollution An Urban Treehouse That Absorbs Pollution Miles Jaffe 2015-03-16T19:22:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T20:27:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0m/0m5q37ta060unrtn.jpg" width="514" height="617" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's a special building because it lives, grows, breathes and changes over time. Its terraces are dotted with 150 tall trees which together with 50 plants in the court produce about 150,000 liters per hour of oxygen, at night absorbing about 200,000 liters of carbon dioxide per hour. Also slashing particulate matter caused by cars, protecting from noise, following the natural cycle of the seasons, growing day by day, creating an ideal microclimate.</p></em><br /><br /><p>^ Translated from Italian. Check the <a href="http://divisare.com/projects/283279-Luciano-Pia-25-Verde" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">source</a> for more photos.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123052385/los-angeles-famously-googie-norms-to-become-focal-point-in-new-community-of-shops Los Angeles' famously Googie Norms to become focal point in new "community of shops" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-16T18:21:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T20:34:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r8/r8in550rdgr2utzl.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Developer Jason Illoulian of Faring Capital is the new owner of the land under the restaurant and its 43 parking spaces ... his plan: To build a &ldquo;community of shops&rdquo; where the parking lot now stands. [...] &ldquo;It&rsquo;s such a beautiful building and that sign is just like fucking awesome,&rdquo; he says. Will there be room in this new village for an $11.99 steak dinner? &ldquo;We&rsquo;re hoping to keep it as a 24- hour diner,&rdquo; says Illoulian of the restaurant space. &ldquo;Whether it&rsquo;s Norms or somebody else.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>This upcoming Thursday, the Cultural Heritage Commission will decide whether the La Cienega Norms that&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118449910/norm-s-coffee-shop-an-la-googie-icon-is-temporarily-saved-from-demolition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">faced imminent demolition</a> back in January will be given monument status. Meanwhile, development plans for the site are chugging along. Developer Jason Illoulian, who purchased the site back in December, is working with <a href="http://archinect.com/hplusf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hodgetts + Fung</a> to design a "community of shops" as infill in Norms' parking lot. The "background building" around the Norms structure would eat up parking on the site, drastically affecting the restaurant's accessibility. According to Mike Colonna, Norms' president, "Parking is a primary issue for us. We&rsquo;re not a high end restaurant where you could valet park your car and take an elevator to the third floor.&rdquo;</p><p>Even if the building is declared a historic monument, the diner-institution of Norms may no longer be a good fit for the neighborhood, according to Craig Hodgetts of Hodgetts + Fung:&nbsp;&ldquo;Norms is not a good fit on La Cienega,&rdquo; says Hodgetts. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s not appropriate. ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123058018/virginia-tech-center-for-design-research-exhibition-showcases-experimental-digital-fabrications Virginia Tech Center for Design Research exhibition showcases experimental digital fabrications brutvan 2015-03-16T17:48:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T20:30:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9y/9yx03ndlthvswkk7.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We are in the midst of another industrial revolution &ndash; softer, less obtrusive, faster, and more pervasive. All aspects of daily life are changing through the integration of things made of atoms and things made from bits. Surrounded by an increasing number of sophisticated devices, digital heartbeats, and sensors are now standard components in products. How should architecture education respond?</p></em><br /><br /><p>Advances in digital technology are creating an explosion of possibilities related to the basic building blocks of design: material and form, light, movement, and pattern. Virginia Tech student work featuring 3-D printing, robotics, and dynamic fenestration is currently on display in Clark Nexsen&rsquo;s office and gallery space in Town Center, Virginia Beach.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j6/j6htyvecwva8yf9b.jpg"></p><p>Exhibition materials were developed with digital tools in an undergraduate studio called CRD &ndash; (trans)LAB at Virginia Tech&rsquo;s School of Architecture and Design. Students from different disciplines explore how the advancement of technological and computational processes can challenge and inform the practice of architecture and design. The exhibition examines how architecture education should change in response to an environment where analog, mechanical, and electronic technologies are being replaced by rapidly emerging digital technologies.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8h/8h7g59f0u11lp61j.jpg"></p><p>Students participating in the exhibition include Laura Escobar, Ryan Hawkins, Brian Kato, David Ko...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122892751/ray-bradbury-the-pomogranate-architect Ray Bradbury, The Pomogranate Architect Orhan Ayyüce 2015-03-14T15:08:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T20:21:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4k/4kz4eyrniiw0pcbj.jpg" width="514" height="419" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Disney sent that article to his friends in New York City who were, at that time, helping build the New York World&rsquo;s Fair, and they read the introduction and they came to Los Angeles a month later and they knocked on the door, and I opened the door and they said, &ldquo;Mr. Bradbury, shall we tell you why we are here?&rdquo; I said, &ldquo;Why?&rdquo;&#8232; &ldquo;We are here to give you a fifty-million-dollar building.&rdquo; I said, &ldquo;What!? Come in, come in!&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>This essay appears in&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781612194219?aff=randomhouse1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ray Bradbury: The Last Interview and Other Conversations</a>,<em>&nbsp;out this month. Reprinted with permission of Melville House.</em></p><p><em>Ray Bradbury (1920&ndash;2012) is the author of twenty-seven novels, including&nbsp;</em>Fahrenheit 451<em>and&nbsp;</em>The Martian Chronicles<em>, and more than six hundred short stories. Bradbury won many awards throughout his lifetime, including the Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America and a National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.</em></p><p><em><a href="https://twitter.com/@Sam__Weller" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sam Weller</a>&nbsp;is the author of&nbsp;</em>The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury&nbsp;<em>and</em><a href="http://listentotheechoes.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Listen to the Echoes</a>: The Ray Bradbury Interviews<em>, and the coeditor of&nbsp;</em>Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury,<em>&nbsp;which won a Bram Stoker Award. Weller is an associate professor in the department of Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122818149/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-kitchen-spaces-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Kitchen Spaces" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-03-13T15:25:00-04:00 >2015-03-13T17:10:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/17/17rz6safkooesqzp.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/kitchen-spaces/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Kitchen Spaces</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yd/ydjnv0yg8mrw2tiw.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/31739426/kafka-residence/99378950" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kafka Residence</a> in La Jolla, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/SafdieRabines" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Safdie Rabines Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wo/wodytk3fi5k5e4ol.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/i29ia/project/invisible-kitchen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Invisible Kitchen</a> in Paris, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/i29ia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">i29 interior architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1w/1wd8vn1e4jebgaz4.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/22588/one-family-house-in-vallvidrera-barcelona-by-ylab-arquitectos-barcelona/83115806" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vallvidrera House</a> in Barcelona, Spain by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22588/ylab-arquitectos-barcelona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YLAB Arquitectos Barcelona</a>; Photo: Marcela Grassi</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wx/wx546txtmz4dw0zl.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/64841783/brooklyn-rowhouse-ii/67447199" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rowhouse II</a> in Brooklyn, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/64841783/robinson-grisaru-architecture-pc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robinson + Grisaru Architecture PC</a>; Photo: Catherine Tighe</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/91/91l568c6sioc6sjd.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/77847420/box-house-by-1-1-arquitetura-design/83226662" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Box House</a> in Brasilia, Brazil by <a href="http://archinect.com/umaum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1:1 arquitetura:design</a>; Photo: Edgard Cesar</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r0/r09ppsb978f5x8wr.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/122153879/house-passage-of-landscape/122153880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House Passage of Landscape</a> in Toyota, Japan by <a href="http://archinect.com/ihrmk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ihrmk</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ew/ewc6nbqy3j1uj4c0.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/martinarchitects/project/gansett" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gansett</a> in Amagansett, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/martinarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Martin Architects PC</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sf/sfhwo2torff3ylpc.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; Edgewater Residence in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/formationassociation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Formation Association</a>; Photo: Josh White</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/an/anr91hetkb0khs7b.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/jameswagmanarchitect/project/loft-east-village2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">East Village Loft</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/jameswagmanarchitect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ja...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122663902/la-forum-talks-with-brooke-hodge-curator-of-provocations-the-architecture-and-design-of-heatherwick-studio LA Forum talks with Brooke Hodge, curator of "Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-11T14:54:00-04:00 >2015-03-15T18:10:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jw/jwahy0dm1i80c1no.jpg" width="514" height="766" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"From the beginning, I wanted to give a sense of the variety of scale of the studio&rsquo;s projects, from the more intimate objects like the Christmas cards to large-scale mockups like those for the Paternoster Square vents. [...] Thomas is trained as a designer and not as an architect and he has always made things as a way to test his ideas. He often mentions how unusual it is that most architects have never actually made anything themselves." &ndash; Brooke Hodge</p></em><br /><br /><p>When news broke that <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121746764/google-unveils-big-heatherwick-studios-collaboration-for-new-campus-master-plan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Heatherwick Studio would be collaborating with BIG on Google's campus expansion</a>, many were hearing Thomas Heatherwick's name for the first time. "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/116128341/heatherwick-studio-showcases-their-multi-disciplinary-design-skills-in-the-provocations-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Provocations</a>", the first exhibition devoted to Heatherwick Studios to be shown in North America, will make sure that Heatherwick becomes a name in the states not just for the Google project, but for a significant catalogue of distinct work.&nbsp;Brooke Hodge, the curator of "Provocations", recognized Heatherwick's unique status in architecture and design long before Google's announcement, and now the timing couldn't be better to get to know Heatherwick.</p><p>Currently the Deputy Director at the Cooper Hewitt's National Design Museum, Hodge casts Heatherwick not as architect or designer per se, but as an inventor &ndash; the tinkerer who sets out to solve problems, not develop a style. The LA Forum interview posted here is a quick overview of Hodge's organizational strategy for the exhibition.</p><p>"Provocations" is currently on display at th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122586756/did-florida-ban-environmental-workers-from-talking-about-climate-change Did Florida ban environmental workers from talking about climate change? Nicholas Korody 2015-03-10T14:44:00-04:00 >2015-03-11T09:12:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/51/51sounykk5jqpg7e.jpg" width="514" height="231" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Florida is largely seen as the U.S. state that is most vulnerable to the effects of global warming. But even uttering the term global warming in official communications can get employees at the state&rsquo;s Department of Environmental Protection in trouble...&ldquo;We were told not to use the terms climate change, global warming, or sustainability,&rdquo; said Christopher Byrd, who worked at the DEP from 2008 to 2013.</p></em><br /><br /><p>On Tuesday, Gov. Rick Scott, an open skeptic of climate change (who is also openly, "<a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2015/03/florida-rick-scott-global-warming-talk-115910.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">not a scientist</a>") <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/florida-gov-scott-denies-banning-phrase-climate-change-29526774" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">denied</a> the allegations.&nbsp;"Well, first off, that's not true," Scott told reporters.&nbsp;&nbsp;"At our Department of Environmental Protection, there's lots of conversation about this issue. From my standpoint, like every issue, my goal is: Instead of talking about it, let's do something about it."</p><p>Environmental workers in the state re-asserted that while the ban may not have been official, it was heavily implied. Byrd is quoted saying,&nbsp;"We decided it was important for us to maintain jobs and continue projects and just keep our head down and stay out of the attention of the governor's office." He continued with an ironically appropriate choice of language:&nbsp;"We didn't want to do anything to create waves."</p><p>We've <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103936244/miami-the-great-world-city-is-drowning-while-the-powers-that-be-look-away" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">noted</a> before on Archinect the particular vulnerability of Florida to rising sea levels generated by a warming planet. While the Governor may be sticking his head in the sand, there are many...</p>