Archinect - News 2016-06-30T09:58:24-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149954716/download-a-3d-model-of-a-column-from-palmyra Download a 3D model of a column from Palmyra Nicholas Korody 2016-06-28T20:48:00-04:00 >2016-06-29T07:05:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z2/z27ae7vkp22jr7mi.jpg" width="514" height="313" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In &lsquo;A World of Fragile Parts&rsquo;, La Biennale di Venezia and the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&amp;A) explore the threats facing the preservation of global heritage sites and how the production of copies can aid in the preservation of cultural artifacts. Ecological uncertainty, violent attacks, and the increasing demands of tourism are just a few of the factors putting global heritage sites and cultural artifacts at risk of destruction and loss.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/611513/2016-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice Biennale</a> exhibit "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149948478/dispatch-from-the-venice-biennale-a-couple-of-things-that-don-t-quite-fit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A World of Fragile Parts</a>," the digital archaeology project #NEWPALMYRA made a chrome version of a capital from the recently-destroyed city of Palmyra. Now, anyone can download the 3D model and print it, use it in a model of their own, or simply spin it around.</p><p>Palmyra is an ancient city dating back to the Neolithic era that housed one of the world's most impressive collections of Roman colonial architecture. But last year, ISIL took control of the city and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936860/palmyra-after-isis-a-first-look-at-the-level-of-destruction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">destroyed</a> many of the ruins.</p><p>#NEWPALMYRA has been carefully remaking the destroyed archaeological site using digital means, and making their work freely available to the public. For more information, or to download the model, visit their <a href="http://www.newpalmyra.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">site</a>.</p><p>Play around with it here:</p><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954705/alphabet-s-secret-plan-to-overhaul-public-transport-in-the-us Alphabet's secret plan to overhaul public transport in the US Nicholas Korody 2016-06-28T20:07:00-04:00 >2016-06-29T20:47:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u0/u0tuldjs4kgl7w8j.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sidewalk Labs, a secretive subsidiary of Alphabet, wants to radically overhaul public parking and transportation in American cities, emails and documents obtained by the Guardian reveal. Its high-tech services, which it calls &ldquo;new superpowers to extend access and mobility&rdquo;, could make it easier to drive and park in cities and create hybrid public/private transit options that rely heavily on ride-share services such as Uber.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"But they might also gut traditional bus services and require cities to invest heavily in Google&rsquo;s own technologies, experts fear."</em></p><p>In related news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938711/google-s-sidewalk-labs-contemplates-building-an-entire-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google's Sidewalk Labs contemplates building an entire city</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147883279/u-s-says-computers-qualify-as-drivers-in-google-s-autonomous-vehicles-won-t-even-have-to-go-to-the-dmv" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">U.S. says computers qualify as drivers in Google's autonomous vehicles; won't even have to go to the DMV</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947827/google-launches-waze-carpool-with-cost-neutral-pricing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google launches Waze Carpool with cost-neutral pricing</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946004/google-to-announce-a-voice-activated-smart-home-device" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google to announce a voice-activated, smart home device</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954668/what-s-the-newest-project-for-silicon-valley-investors-building-cities What's the newest project for Silicon Valley investors? Building cities Nicholas Korody 2016-06-28T17:39:00-04:00 >2016-06-29T11:46:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w6/w6znp25mxx2l0vmt.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Y Combinator, the startup accelerator and investment firm that helped produce Airbnb, Dropbox, and Instacart, is embarking on a creation project arguably more ambitious than any company. "We want to build cities," wrote Y Combinator partner Adora Cheung and President Sam Altman...the project aims to develop ways to reduce housing expenses by 90 percent and to develop a city code of laws simple enough to&nbsp;fit on 100 pages of text. Eventually the plan is to actually produce a prototype city.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"We&rsquo;re not trying to build a utopia for techies," says Cheung, the project&rsquo;s director and the former CEO of failed housecleaning startup Homejoy. "This is a city for humans."</em></p><p>For more news from Silicon Valley, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943493/silicon-valley-campuses-at-risk-as-sea-levels-rise" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Silicon Valley campuses at risk as sea levels rise</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149915339/silicon-valley-is-set-to-get-over-10k-more-housing-units-is-this-the-beginning-of-the-end-of-its-housing-crisis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Silicon Valley is set to get over 10K more housing units &ndash; is this the beginning of the end of its housing crisis?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141300588/can-silicon-valley-save-the-bay-area" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Can Silicon Valley save the Bay Area?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138352532/a-city-for-the-future-but-devoid-of-people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A city for the future but devoid of people</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954406/defy-gravity-in-the-works-of-flw-tadao-ando-louis-kahn-in-this-upcoming-video-game Defy gravity in the works of FLW, Tadao Ando, Louis Kahn in this upcoming video game Justine Testado 2016-06-27T20:44:00-04:00 >2016-06-28T11:16:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s4/s41lqpssjex9aov4.jpg" width="514" height="266" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Frank Lloyd Wright, level designer? That&rsquo;s what artist William Chyr was thinking, from the moment he crossed the threshold at the Robie House...It was a rare IRL architectural excursion, as Chyr has been immersed in building the digital levels of Manifold Garden, his first-person 3D exploration game in which you defy gravity in order to walk up walls, fall through windows, and launch yourself from one side to the other of an infinite stepwell, [while] solving increasingly difficult puzzles.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Alexandra Lange interviews video game designer William Chyr on his upcoming game, &ldquo;Manifold Garden&rdquo;, which is due for a January 2017 release on PlayStation 4.&nbsp;&ldquo;Chyr has slowly incorporated more architectural references,&rdquo; Lange writes, &rdquo;stretching back through the centuries and including built works by Frank Lloyd Wright and Tadao Ando, and unbuilt works by Louis Kahn, Anne Tyng, and Arata Isozaki.&rdquo;</p><p>You can also watch a 16-minute gameplay demo right below. (Just be careful if you have motion-sickness.)</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935027/console-narratives-how-games-incorporate-architectural-storytelling" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Console narratives: how games incorporate architectural storytelling</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134499490/this-studio-illustrates-minecraft-s-architectural-capabilities-to-create-imaginary-worlds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This studio illustrates Minecraft's architectural capabilities to create imaginary worlds</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120358240/do-video-games-belong-in-fine-art-museum-collections" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Do video games belong in fine art museum collections?</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953807/riba-release-a-statement-following-eu-referendum-result RIBA release a statement following EU referendum result Ellen Hancock 2016-06-24T12:38:00-04:00 >2016-06-24T15:35:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c5/c5ovlsly4ml7k6ng.jpg" width="514" height="194" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>RIBA President Jane Duncan said:</strong></p><p><em>&ldquo;The RIBA is a global organisation that supports its members, validates schools of architecture and champions the importance of a quality built environment around the world. UK architecture talent is incredibly resilient and we will continue to ensure that our profession has a bright future, whatever the operating environment.</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;Clearly there is uncertainty about the timescales and impact on a range of issues important to our industry including free movement in the EU for architects as well as students, trading and material sourcing, inward investment relationships, EU procurement rules and the effect on the construction sector if restrictions are placed on EU migration.</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;In common with other UK businesses and organisations, the RIBA is assessing the short and longer term effect of the withdrawal on our members and the Institute and we will provide further guidance in due course.</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;Most importantly, we will work with colleagues in industry and government t...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953793/architects-react-to-shocking-eu-referendum-result Architects react to shocking EU referendum result Ellen Hancock 2016-06-24T11:02:00-04:00 >2016-06-27T06:56:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/og/ogtzjyn0r9soc39l.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>All the progress we have made will now be put on hold and the government&rsquo;s attention will be diverted while we try and work out how to deal with Brexit. - Rob Naybour, Weston Williamson + Partners</p></em><br /><br /><p>Today marks a historic turning point for the UK and European Union - the UK has voted to quit the EU. What lays ahead no one is really sure; Cameron has already resigned this morning and discussions for a second Scottish referendum have begun.&nbsp;</p><p>The majority within the architecture industry have strongly and vocally supported the Remain campaign celebrating the integral role the EU has played in inspiring and funding creative projects, free movement and the benefits of an internal single market. Most importantly community; a community based on respect and support that derived from the desolate situation after World War Two that at its core believed in humanity.</p><p>The referendum has revealed some alarming results about the state of the UK, a very clearly divided country. However the decision has been made and we must now face up to these consequences, we must now address what kind of a nation we want to be.</p><p>We asked top architects for their reactions to the result and how they think it wil...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953520/columbus-ohio-wins-dot-s-50m-smart-city-challenge Columbus, Ohio wins DOT's $50M Smart City Challenge Alexander Walter 2016-06-23T13:48:00-04:00 >2016-06-24T13:52:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/be/be5rxcuyr6wulpgu.jpg" width="514" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Columbus, Ohio, has won a $50m prize for its plans to smarten up its transport system. The money is made up of a $40m Smart Cities grant from the Department of Transportation (DOT), a $90m fund put up by private sector partners and a further $10m from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen&rsquo;s charity Vulcan, which will be used to finance electric vehicle infrastructure.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Columbus managed to beat six rival cities that were <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935978/seven-u-s-cities-competing-to-be-the-smartest-in-urban-transit-systems" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shortlisted</a> by the <a href="https://www.transportation.gov/smartcity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DOT</a> earlier this year:</p><ul><li>Austin, Texas</li><li>Denver, Colorado</li><li>Kansas City, Missouri</li><li>Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania</li><li>Portland, Oregon</li><li>San Francisco, California</li></ul><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953055/imagining-the-future-cyberattack-that-could-bring-down-new-york-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Imagining the future cyberattack that could bring down New York City</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124276402/rem-koolhaas-on-the-smart-landscape-and-intelligent-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rem Koolhaas on the Smart Landscape and Intelligent Architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117114018/in-the-end-they-will-destroy-democracy-the-guardian-on-smart-cities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&lsquo;In the end, they will destroy democracy' &ndash; The Guardian on smart cities</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953055/imagining-the-future-cyberattack-that-could-bring-down-new-york-city Imagining the future cyberattack that could bring down New York City Nicholas Korody 2016-06-21T14:46:00-04:00 >2016-06-29T00:31:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k3/k33rk0lxfws3horo.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Copycat attacks sprang up around the world: trains going haywire in Japan; smart thermostats freezing pipes in Minneapolis; Chinese hackers noodling around a water utility in San Francisco. Americans suddenly realized that, although they had spent plenty of time anguishing about how to protect the country&rsquo;s physical borders, with every device they bought, they had been letting more and more invaders into their cities, their homes, and their lives.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"They had moved everything they did online, thinking they were moving into the future; they woke up the morning after thinking they&rsquo;d moved into a war zone instead."</em></p><p>This is a great work of speculative fiction that imagines a cyberattack that brings down New York City in the near-future. Self-driving cars smash into the roadside, hospital staff can't access their records, power plants go offline causing mass blackouts.</p><p>The article's subheading reads "A scenario that could happen based on what already has." And, indeed, most of the technology described is already in use.</p><p>The automation of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/663743/self-driving-car" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">cars</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/90971/smart-home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">homes</a>, and entire <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/65348/smart-cities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">cities</a> means IRL hacks are a real threat. For more on this, check out Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149948918/if-houses-had-airplane-modes-an-interview-with-joseph-grima-of-space-caviar" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interview</a> with Joseph Grima of Space Caviar about the RAM House, a prototype dwelling equipped with "airplane mode."</p><p>For tips and tricks on how to shore up your cybersecurity, take a look at this handy <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149951908/getsafe-a-beginner-s-guide-to-cybersecurity-for-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">beginner's&nbsp;guide</a>&nbsp;specifically tailored to architects. And for more content related to changing not...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953030/how-autonomous-vehicles-will-accelerate-suburban-sprawl How autonomous vehicles will accelerate suburban sprawl Alexander Walter 2016-06-21T13:21:00-04:00 >2016-06-29T00:29:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w5/w5oyaq9oo4u1s7cp.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If Mr. Ratti&rsquo;s projections are correct, and self-driving cars can radically reduce traffic without cannibalizing existing mass transit&mdash;the hypotheticals pile up&mdash;it is possible that self-driving cars will make many cities livable in a way they aren&rsquo;t now. Imagine if every U.S. city had a hybrid public-private mass-transit system on par with those in New York City or Washington, D.C., comprised entirely of self-driving vehicles.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950112/would-self-driving-cars-be-useful-to-people-living-outside-urban-cores" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Would self-driving cars be useful to people living outside urban cores?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140950638/the-algorithmic-dreams-of-driverless-cars-and-how-they-might-affect-real-world-urban-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The "algorithmic dreams" of driverless cars, and how they might affect real-world urban design</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939041/how-prepared-are-american-cities-for-the-new-reality-of-self-driving-cars" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How prepared are American cities for the new reality of self-driving cars?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952629/a-look-around-the-new-tate-modern-extension A look around the new Tate Modern extension Ellen Hancock 2016-06-20T09:56:00-04:00 >2016-06-26T15:57:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gm/gm7prwiorb8u19ku.jpg" width="514" height="642" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The original Tate Modern redevelopment was started in 1995 and since opening in 2000 has become the most popular gallery in the world. It made sense then for Herzog and De Meuron to return and finish the job. Their architectural evolution and legacy is now embedded in the London skyline, as is their success.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/de/detb0fq5umh8wyvz.jpg"></p><p>The synergy between the buildings, old and new, is remarkable and assisted satisfyingly by the graphic identity from British designer Peter Saville. The space is incredibly successful as an art gallery but also as an architectural performance; there are continuous structural accents inviting you to explore the sensuality of the space. From the inside the lattice brickwork is a welcome and original delight that insists on further inspection and accordingly reveals disguised benches bracketed into the window, ostensibly waiting for you all along.&nbsp;It is easy to navigate your way through the building but also extremely satisfying to get lost in it.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9s/9s041geaamzcwsdv.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ok/okt5vi2pgfeoof01.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ny/nyup28ksysfj8cds.jpg"></p><p>Offering almost certainly one of t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952348/russian-government-wants-to-build-its-own-hyperloop-with-china-s-help Russian government wants to build its own Hyperloop, with China's help Justine Testado 2016-06-17T18:00:00-04:00 >2016-06-18T11:48:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ew/ewqu3hj65xokmt62.jpg" width="514" height="268" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The government of Russia has announced a desire to build a 70km Hyperloop line on its Pacific Coast to link the port of Zarubino with China&rsquo;s Jilin province, but wants China to help fund it. The link would be part of Russia&rsquo;s plan to develop a series of transport corridors between its Primorye region and northeast China...The project&rsquo;s cost has been estimated at about $500m...the ministry would try to interest China in co-financing the link as part of its Silk Road grand strategy.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947131/hyperloop-as-transportation-s-new-girlfriend-mysterious-unencumbered-exciting-expensive" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'Hyperloop as transportation&rsquo;s new girlfriend: mysterious, unencumbered, exciting, expensive.'</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944742/bjarke-ingels-group-aecom-join-forces-with-hyperloop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels Group + AECOM join forces with Hyperloop</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944419/hyperloop-hopefuls-turn-to-passive-maglev-technology" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyperloop hopefuls turn to 'passive' maglev technology</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147190059/mit-and-tu-delft-emerge-victorious-at-hyperloop-competition-elon-musk-drops-hint-about-electric-jets" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT and TU Delft emerge victorious at Hyperloop competition; Elon Musk drops hint about "electric jets"</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952296/how-elevators-could-fix-the-affordable-housing-crisis How elevators could fix the affordable housing crisis Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-17T15:32:00-04:00 >2016-06-20T08:57:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7e/7ea5ida7mwbgxt6r.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Elevators are [the] transportation breakthrough that made steel frame construction genuinely useful... tall apartment buildings make it possible for there to be plenty of housing for everyone even where land is scarce. If elevators were more widely used, they could unleash not just a boom of new construction in America's most expensive areas but an important secondary boom of higher wages for workers at all skill levels.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="World's tallest elevator tower is going up" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944852/world-s-tallest-elevator-tower-is-going-up" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World's tallest elevator tower is going up</a></li><li><a title="Wilshire Grand Tower, the West Coast's tallest building, structurally tops out in LA" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934077/wilshire-grand-tower-the-west-coast-s-tallest-building-structurally-tops-out-in-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wilshire Grand Tower, the West Coast's tallest building, structurally tops out in LA</a></li><li><a title="Michael Maltzan's One Santa Fe tries to make density appealing in Los Angeles" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111184419/michael-maltzan-s-one-santa-fe-tries-to-make-density-appealing-in-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Maltzan's One Santa Fe tries to make density appealing in Los Angeles</a></li><li><a title="Tokyo Takes New York: Astounding Housing Facts" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100125462/tokyo-takes-new-york-astounding-housing-facts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tokyo Takes New York: Astounding Housing Facts</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952133/so-much-more-than-an-engineer-ove-arup-gets-his-first-museum-retrospective "So much more than an engineer": Ove Arup gets his first museum retrospective Nicholas Korody 2016-06-16T19:37:00-04:00 >2016-06-18T22:44:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d1/d12bqqbidd2i9xtz.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;He was so much more than an engineer,&rdquo; says the V&amp;A&rsquo;s Zofia Trafas White, who co-curated the show with Maria Nicanor. We are walking through a corridor of the Dane&rsquo;s dreamy doodles, which forms a slightly surreal start to the show [...] &ldquo;Designing,&rdquo; Arup said, &ldquo;is defining a sensible way of building.&rdquo; Noticeably, all the projects on show trumpet their engineering credentials at full volume, as the (seemingly) logical expression of how they were made.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more on Ove Arup and his firm, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149951976/ove-arup-celebrated-with-new-show-at-the-v-a" target="_blank">Ove Arup celebrated with new show at the V&amp;A</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144962617/our-cities-must-adapt-to-climate-change-and-growing-populations-within-a-single-generation-according-to-the-head-of-arup" target="_blank">Our cities must adapt to climate change and growing populations within a single generation, according to the head of Arup</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109894274/arup-germany-solarleaf-studio-tamassociati-and-elemental-win-in-2014-zumtobel-group-award" target="_blank">Arup Germany/SolarLeaf, Studio Tamassociati, and Elemental win in 2014 Zumtobel Group Award</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136423345/grimshaw-and-arup-release-designs-for-new-high-speed-rail-hub-in-central-london" target="_blank">Grimshaw and Arup release designs for new high-speed rail hub in central London</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149951999/allies-and-morrison-propose-an-alternative-to-the-garden-bridge Allies and Morrison propose an alternative to the garden bridge Ellen Hancock 2016-06-16T11:00:00-04:00 >2016-06-18T22:42:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/75/75jtwpwgqh92yt5l.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When is a garden bridge not a garden bridge? When it&rsquo;s a bridge garden, according to Allies and Morrison, the Southwark-based architects who have come up with a cheap and cheerful alternative to the eye-wateringly expensive, contractually dubious proposal by Thomas Heatherwick and Joanna Lumley for a floating forest across the Thames.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read related news here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149948451/london-s-garden-bridge-the-saga-continues" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's garden bridge, the saga continues</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149947815/why-are-heatherwick-s-proposals-succeeding-in-new-york-but-tanking-in-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why are Heatherwick's proposals succeeding in New York but tanking in London?</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149945629/sadiq-khan-investigates-troublesome-details-in-thames-garden-bridge-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sadiq Khan investigates troublesome details in Thames garden bridge project</a></li><li><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/148811257/is-london-experiencing-a-brick-boom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is London experiencing a brick boom?</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149951976/ove-arup-celebrated-with-new-show-at-the-v-a Ove Arup celebrated with new show at the V&A Ellen Hancock 2016-06-16T10:17:00-04:00 >2016-06-18T22:42:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kg/kgn225v5o5aqprqn.jpg" width="514" height="315" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The show, curated by the V&amp;A&rsquo;s Maria Nicanor and Zofia Trafas White, is a fascinating exploration of the 20th century engineer&rsquo;s life and work, and how it has influenced today&rsquo;s practices in his field. Arup, fittingly argue the curators, was a true pioneer, championing real collaboration with architects, using a computer for the first time during the Sydney Opera House project in the 1960s &ndash; a hefty but fascinating machine called 'Pegasus', on display at the show.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more UK news here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149951669/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This week's picks for London architecture and design events</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149950809/museum-of-london-design-shortlist-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of London design shortlist revealed</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149950671/author-of-interactive-architecture-on-the-built-environment-in-the-age-of-ubiquitous-computing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Author of 'Interactive Architecture' on the built environment in the age of ubiquitous computing</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149951863/splendid-4d-studio-builds-immersive-vr-apps-for-architects-real-estate-developers Splendid 4D Studio Builds Immersive VR Apps for Architects, Real Estate Developers Sponsor 2016-06-15T19:56:00-04:00 >2016-06-15T20:29:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/go/gopnaj3mv78t0b1e.jpg" width="514" height="428" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.splendid4d.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Splendid 4D Studio</a>.</strong></em><p><br>The team at Splendid 4D Studio is partnering with architects and real estate companies to develop flawless apps for showcasing projects and properties.&nbsp;Leveraging virtual reality integration, Splendid 4D Studio takes presentations to the next level.&nbsp;</p><p>Splendid 4D has more than 50 years of combined experience in creating stunning VR content, apps, websites, architectural renderings, and more. Now, the company is helping clients create immersive experiences for their prospective and current customers by constructing fully customized, cutting-edge apps.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sr/srefq2rg57mat9ee.jpg"></p><p>These individual apps offer customers and prospects the ability to dive into VR, 360 degree renderings in high resolution. The immersive experience is completely tailored to the specifications of the project, offering a seamless, easy to use, and lifelike experience.</p><p>President Zoey Zhao says the key to the success of their apps is the use of a 360 degree camera for on-site shooting. Then, th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149951897/china-plans-to-build-an-underwater-space-station-in-the-south-china-sea China plans to build an underwater "space station" in the South China Sea Nicholas Korody 2016-06-15T19:35:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T12:16:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pb/pbbq2qkprbv5hd0p.jpg" width="500" height="352" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>China is speeding up efforts to design and build a manned deep-sea platform to help it hunt for minerals in the South China Sea, one that may also serve a military purpose in the disputed waters. Such an oceanic &ldquo;space station&rdquo; would be located as much as 3,000 meters (9,800 feet) below the surface, according to a recent Science Ministry presentation viewed by Bloomberg.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more news from the South China Sea, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108502429/china-is-busy-building-islands-in-the-south-china-sea" target="_blank">China is busy building islands in the South China Sea</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130872169/new-satellite-images-show-progress-in-china-s-island-building-project" target="_blank">New satellite images show progress in China's island-building project</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942173/china-plans-to-build-a-fleet-of-floating-nuclear-power-plants" target="_blank">China plans to build a fleet of floating nuclear power plants</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149951647/nsa-exploring-data-collection-from-internet-of-things-including-biomedical-devices NSA exploring data collection from Internet of Things, including biomedical devices Nicholas Korody 2016-06-14T18:29:00-04:00 >2016-06-17T23:46:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wc/wcliajfuptxv7d8a.jpg" width="514" height="401" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The National Security Agency is researching opportunities to collect foreign intelligence &mdash; including the possibility of exploiting internet-connected biomedical devices like pacemakers, according to a senior official. [...] When asked if the entire scope of the Internet of Things &mdash; billions of interconnected devices &mdash; would be &ldquo;a security nightmare or a signals intelligence bonanza,&rdquo; [Richard Ledgett, the NSA&rsquo;s deputy director] replied, &ldquo;Both.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more on the world of the Internet of Things, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134203297/don-t-get-smart-with-me-reassessing-the-internet-of-things-in-the-home" target="_blank">Don't get smart with me: reassessing the "Internet of Things" in the home</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130971783/enlisting-the-internet-of-things-against-california-s-historic-drought" target="_blank">Enlisting the Internet of Things against California's historic drought</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108031005/map-plots-the-world-s-internet-devices" target="_blank">Map Plots the World's Internet Devices</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107023856/traffic-lights-are-easy-to-hack" target="_blank">Traffic Lights are Easy to Hack</a></li></ul><p><em>This month, Archinect's coverage includes a special thematic focus, <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/753896/june-privacy" target="_blank">Privacy</a></strong>. Have projects that grapple with how city data and other new modes of urbanism have changed our notion of privacy? Submit to our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947974/open-call-for-submissions-privacy" target="_blank">open call</a> by Sunday, June 19.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149951472/icelandic-researchers-turn-co2-into-stone Icelandic researchers turn CO2 into stone Nicholas Korody 2016-06-14T13:06:00-04:00 >2016-06-17T23:45:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sz/sz8zmyy524qz7jnb.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Scientists think they have found a smart way to constrain carbon dioxide emissions - just turn them to stone. The researchers report an experiment in Iceland where they have pumped CO2 and water underground into volcanic rock. Reactions with the minerals in the deep basalts convert the carbon dioxide to a stable, immobile chalky solid. Even more encouraging, the team writes in Science magazine, is the speed at which this process occurs: on the order of months.</p></em><br /><br /><p>It feels rare to hear good news from the climate front these days. Here's some more:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945857/copenhagen-divests-from-fossil-fuels" target="_blank">Copenhagen divests from fossil fuels</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941807/architect-turned-sea-flooding-specialist-keeps-panama-city-afloat" target="_blank">Architect turned sea-flooding specialist keeps Panama City afloat</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941589/san-francisco-to-mandate-solar-panels-for-new-constructions" target="_blank">San Francisco to mandate solar panels for new constructions</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936413/the-scientists-trying-to-harness-the-power-of-waves" target="_blank">The scientists trying to harness the power of waves</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950793/inside-barkow-leibinger-s-serpentine-pavilion-summer-house Inside Barkow Leibinger's Serpentine Pavilion Summer House Ellen Hancock 2016-06-10T15:06:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T01:21:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qi/qiphsyypkuninqzx.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"For us it's a prototype. For us, a prototype means it will have another life,&rdquo; &ldquo;Right now, our summer house operates at a scale of something maybe like furniture or something like a small building, but a prototype is something that has a resonance, it's something that lives beyond its four months here, that will occur on a different scale, in a different place.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Barkow Leibinger's &nbsp;Summer House is constructed with four structural bands made from plywood and timber. The piece is grounded by a bench, then strengthened by three central curves with a double layered free flowing cantilevered roof.&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v9/v9677l4456ta7012.jpg"></p><p>The duo known for their research-led process and playful style pay tribute to the similarly playful William Kent structure that once stood on a nearby manmade hill. When in use the small structure provided panoramic views of the park while at the same time mechanically rotating 360 degrees.&nbsp;</p><p>The Summer House equally provides innumerable views and is particularly expressive in the changing light; continually offering new lines and shapes with the recast shadows. The surging curves are expressively fluid and trace the movements of something reminiscent of an initial sketch. An idea paused in time.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7v/7v37ys3ixhfvw5fa.jpg"></p><p>Sitting within the structure you feel part of the architectural process; a structure Frank Barlow described as, &ldquo;a dialogue and a continuation&rdquo;.</p><p>Archinect's U.K ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950671/author-of-interactive-architecture-on-the-built-environment-in-the-age-of-ubiquitous-computing Author of 'Interactive Architecture' on the built environment in the age of ubiquitous computing Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-09T20:14:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T20:02:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h8/h8ie4yf2ejidoumh.jpg" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architects Michael Fox (<a href="http://archinect.com/foxlin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FoxLin</a>) and Miles Kemp (Variate Labs and Series Design/Build) put together the first version of&nbsp;<em>Interactive Architecture</em>&nbsp;in 2009, as a "process-oriented guide" to creating spaces that, with the help of emerging technologies, could interact with inhabitants in a variety of "pragmatic and humanistic" ways. Within just the last few years, thanks to advancements in computation and environmental design, the interactive potentials of architecture and urban spaces has expanded even more, leading to a rich experimental culture for architects and designers.</p><p>To honor these new prototypical experiments in interactive architecture, and update the 2009 text, Michael Fox has gathered eighteen global case studies together in&nbsp;<em>Interactive Architecture: Adaptive World</em>. Fox penned an introductory piece for Archinect to herald in this new age of interactive urbanism, which you can read below.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/94/9402rf4ifovu47gm.jpg"></p><p><strong><em>Catalyst Design in a Connected World</em></strong></p><p>by Michael Fox</p><p>As we embrace a world in which the line...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950566/copenhagen-is-the-first-city-to-try-to-monetize-its-data Copenhagen is the first city to try to monetize its data Nicholas Korody 2016-06-09T13:29:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T20:05:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ky/kyi33x2j21h2r2fw.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Copenhagen has become the first city in the world to attempt to monetize its, and others&rsquo;, data through a city data market. Traffic snarl-ups, home break-ins, whether it rained or snowed, and how much electricity the city dwellers use each day is among the data to be traded for cash, city officials announced. Interestingly, the city, which is partnering with Hitachi on the project, also wants to incorporate others&rsquo; data.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Not all data will have a price tag&mdash;some of it will be free, but it will be anonymized anyway."</em></p><p>Relatedly, in a recent <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149948918/if-houses-had-airplane-modes-an-interview-with-joseph-grima-of-space-caviar" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">conversation</a> with Joseph Grima, co-founder of Space Caviar, the architect suggested, "...the home is becoming a factory of data to the point that one could pay one's rent through the process of producing data simply through a set of domestic activities."</p><p>For other relevant content, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945857/copenhagen-divests-from-fossil-fuels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Copenhagen divests from fossil fuels</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142529092/losing-yourself-in-the-smart-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Losing yourself in the smart city</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117114018/in-the-end-they-will-destroy-democracy-the-guardian-on-smart-cities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&lsquo;In the end, they will destroy democracy' &ndash; The Guardian on smart cities</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/358145/big-data" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Creating a universal language for city data</a></li></ul><p><em>This month, Archinect's coverage includes a special thematic focus, <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/753896/june-privacy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Privacy</a></strong>. Have projects that grapple with how city data and other new modes of urbanism have changed our notion of privacy? Submit to our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947974/open-call-for-submissions-privacy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">open call</a>&nbsp;by Sunday, June 19.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950552/the-rise-of-the-blockchain-beyond-cryptocurrencies The rise of the blockchain beyond cryptocurrencies Nicholas Korody 2016-06-09T12:58:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T00:18:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dp/dptyfui3s4aqjusq.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The growing interest in blockchain has morphed its concept into something new. Before, the blockchain was simply the spine of the bitcoin network, but today the technology is being used on a burgeoning list of distributed ledgers with varying degrees of openness, security and complexity. [...] Ethereum, a public blockchain platform created by Russo-Canadian programmer Vitalik Buterin...proposes to do away with middlemen everywhere, not just in finance.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Ethereum is a blockchain on steroids designed for more than trading cryptocurrency units or &lsquo;coloured&rsquo; assets: developers can use it to build programs that interact with the world based on public rules enshrined in so-called smart contracts."</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r1/r1lueznqrodrk978.jpg"></p><p>Some architects are already working on utilizing the blockchain to transform just about every aspect of how the profession operates &ndash; from the organization of a studio to the way projects are funded. Last fall, I talked with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/142920059/towards-a-decentralized-architecture-with-foam-the-blockchain" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOAM</a> about some of the potentials of blockchain and <a href="https://www.ethereum.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ethereum</a>, in particular.</p><p>"Architectural transactions could evolve in a number of ways with blockchain technology," states FOAM. "For example, from the point of view of the business model, architecture could move away from client-designer relations that rely solely on fixed design and hourly fees. Instead they could exchange equity in the built environment in the form of smart contracts that distribute cryptographic tokens that represent share or equity in the agreement."</p><p>Che...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950329/hackers-can-use-the-vibration-motor-in-your-phone-to-eavesdrop-on-you Hackers can use the vibration motor in your phone to eavesdrop on you Nicholas Korody 2016-06-08T15:05:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T00:17:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wt/wtz2y8075pk1400h.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hackers may be pickin&rsquo; up good vibrations from your phone. All the better to surveil you with, my dear. Researchers at the Electrical and Computer Engineering school of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign discovered that the vibration motor in your devices can operate like a microphone, according to the researchers&rsquo; paper. That means, if a hacker rewires your vibration motor (which TechCrunch reported could be executed &ldquo;in a minute or two&rdquo;), they can listen to what you&rsquo;re saying.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In related news:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950267/university-of-calgary-pays-16k-to-recover-data-held-hostage-by-ransomware-attackers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Calgary pays $16K to recover data held hostage by ransomware attackers</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147905808/nypd-admits-to-using-stringrays-military-tech-that-sweeps-up-cell-data" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYPD admits to using "Stringrays," military tech that sweeps up cell data</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942421/welcome-to-the-hudson-yards-c-2019-the-world-s-most-ambitious-smart-city-experiment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Welcome to the Hudson Yards, c. 2019: the world's most ambitious "smart city" experiment</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149948918/if-houses-had-airplane-modes-an-interview-with-joseph-grima-of-space-caviar" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">If houses had airplane modes: an interview with Joseph Grima of Space Caviar</a></p></li></ul><p><em>The theme for June is&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/753896/june-privacy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Privacy</a></strong>.&nbsp;</em><em>How has architecture transformed notions of privacy? How have privacy concerns transformed architecture? Submit to our&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947974/open-call-for-submissions-privacy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">open call</a>&nbsp;by Sunday, June 19!</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950112/would-self-driving-cars-be-useful-to-people-living-outside-urban-cores Would self-driving cars be useful to people living outside urban cores? Justine Testado 2016-06-07T18:47:00-04:00 >2016-06-08T13:11:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ak/akhgzs3gb5whpeb3.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>So a lot of us own or lease cars...But when the talk turns to autonomous cars &ndash; and it always does &ndash; I sigh. Our overcrowded highways really could use a break from human stupidity, and that human factor is behind nearly all of the fatalities and injuries and property damage we see strewn across our roads every day. Get rid of the human behaviour to save the human body! This is where autonomous cars make sense; but not all the world is a crowded, urban highway.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946190/what-are-the-ethics-of-self-driving-cars" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What are the ethics of self-driving cars?</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943328/a-look-at-the-history-and-future-of-the-american-commute" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A look at the history and future of the American commute</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942771/google-uber-lyft-ford-and-volvo-join-forces-to-lobby-for-autonomous-vehicles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google, Uber, Lyft, Ford and Volvo join forces to lobby for autonomous vehicles</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149949640/casing-the-joint-geoff-manaugh-discusses-his-latest-book-a-burglar-s-guide-to-the-city-on-one-to-one-26 Casing the joint: Geoff Manaugh discusses his latest book, "A Burglar's Guide to the City" on One-to-One #26 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-06T14:19:00-04:00 >2016-06-14T00:30:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e8/e8pmcaebtcqmgeew.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Writer and BLDGBLOG founder <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/36471/geoff-manaugh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geoff Manaugh</a>'s latest book, <em>A Burglar's Guide to the City</em>, isn't just a set of case studies on bank vaults and getaway routes&mdash;it's a dialectic for public and private space.&nbsp;It&rsquo;s definitely the first book I&rsquo;ve come across classified jointly under &ldquo;architecture&rdquo; and &ldquo;true crime&rdquo;, and it's full of fascinating insights into how burglars exploit architecture to pull off the perfect crime, as well as the extent architects go to prevent that from happening.</p><p>Geoff spoke with me about the research behind the book, and how a personal experience with burglary changed his ideas about privacy in architecture. For more podcasting with Geoff, check out our conversation about <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141436229/in-lidar-we-trust-poking-the-subconscious-of-autonomous-vehicles-with-special-guest-geoff-manaugh-on-archinect-sessions-43" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">autonomous vehicles on Archinect Sessions #43</a>.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/670405/one-to-one" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One</a>&nbsp;#26 with&nbsp;<strong>Geoff Manaugh</strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/neil-denari/id1057340260?i=356797877" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen&nbsp;and subscribe to the new&nbsp;"Archinect Sessions One-to-One" podcast</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149949439/london-festival-of-architecture-2016-events-not-to-miss London Festival of Architecture 2016 - events not to miss Ellen Hancock 2016-06-05T07:07:00-04:00 >2016-06-14T00:24:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mc/mc4uwd8pnxumad6t.jpg" width="514" height="425" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With the new mayor focusing our attention on smart development and social equality, 2016 will be a banner year for the London Festival of Architecture. Election watchers will be familiar with many of this year&rsquo;s hot topics: community spaces, social housing, docklands renewal. But considering the theme this year is &lsquo;community&rsquo;, there will be something for every tribe of Londoner. Out of 300 events, we&rsquo;ve picked the 10 must-sees.</p></em><br /><br /><p>See related news here:</p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149948840/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This week's picks for London architecture and design events</a></p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149948715/london-s-natural-history-museum-to-create-outdoor-exhibition-spaces" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's Natural History Museum to create outdoor exhibition spaces</a></p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149948008/zaha-hadid-s-repertoire-is-a-stunning-display-in-venice-s-palazzo-franchetti" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid's repertoire is a stunning display in Venice's Palazzo Franchetti</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149949440/riba-set-to-open-national-architecture-centre-in-liverpool RIBA set to open national architecture centre in Liverpool Ellen Hancock 2016-06-05T07:04:00-04:00 >2016-06-14T00:24:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1e/1ea7b029a7de84986b884f82b01d06cb.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Liverpool's Riba North will have conference facilities and a gallery "at its heart", a spokeswoman said. It will open in August with an exhibition of designs for Liverpool that were never built. The centre, which will be housed in the Broadway Malyan-designed Mann Island on the city's waterfront, "will offer a magnificent opportunity to display Riba's historic collections, telling hundreds of years of the UK's extraordinary architectural history", Duncan said.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More UK news here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/features/article/149948007/edinburgh-s-maker-architects-a-visit-to-gras" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Edinburgh's maker-architects: a visit to GRAS</a></li><li><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149948715/london-s-natural-history-museum-to-create-outdoor-exhibition-spaces" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's Natural History Museum to create outdoor exhibition spaces</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149943855/brighton-s-embassy-court-by-wells-coates-featured-in-new-film" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brighton's Embassy Court by Wells Coates featured in new film</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149949227/after-allegations-of-racial-discrimination-and-airbnbwhileblack-fallout-airbnb-looks-inward After allegations of racial discrimination and #AirbnbWhileBlack fallout, Airbnb looks inward Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-03T13:11:00-04:00 >2016-06-03T16:16:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fl/flnyj5sqv4dguhk7.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Airbnb] says it will spend the next several months reviewing how hosts and guests interact on the site and what it could do to ensure users are treated more fairly. [...] "The bottom line is that the design of platforms dictates the decisions that people make on them. Even if there&rsquo;s implicit bias, [Airbnb has] an enormous amount of ability to change the extent of discrimination on the platform."</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more on the controversial P2P renting service:</p><ul><li><a title="Airbnb invests in a blockchain future" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940504/airbnb-invests-in-a-blockchain-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airbnb invests in a blockchain future</a></li><li><a title="You may have Airbnb to thank for that low hotel rate" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935787/you-may-have-airbnb-to-thank-for-that-low-hotel-rate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">You may have Airbnb to thank for that low hotel rate</a></li><li><a title='Airbnb intentionally misconstrued data to "garner good press", according to new report' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148424326/airbnb-intentionally-misconstrued-data-to-garner-good-press-according-to-new-report" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airbnb intentionally misconstrued data to "garner good press", according to new report</a></li><li><a title="Airbnb rentals cut deep into San Francisco housing stock, report says" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128107747/airbnb-rentals-cut-deep-into-san-francisco-housing-stock-report-says" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airbnb rentals cut deep into San Francisco housing stock, report says</a></li><li><a title="AIRBNB Pavilion coming to Venice Biennale" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99880521/airbnb-pavilion-coming-to-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIRBNB Pavilion coming to Venice Biennale</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149948715/london-s-natural-history-museum-to-create-outdoor-exhibition-spaces London's Natural History Museum to create outdoor exhibition spaces Ellen Hancock 2016-06-01T03:52:00-04:00 >2016-06-01T01:53:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c0/c0b8e599fecb435ada89590dc3614871.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The grounds outside London&rsquo;s Grade I-listed Natural History Museum are set to become an extension of the institution&rsquo;s display. Niall McLaughlin Architects and landscape designer Kim Wilkie have submitted plans to transform the museum&rsquo;s outdoor area into open-air galleries, along with more public spaces. The external parts will showcase extinct plants and animals in the east and living species in the west. There will also be a restaurant, a courtyard and a separate square.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/68/686eaba95e147d598bb86a75427516c1.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d9/d9ea9174667de37b0aebd73f8f13bf00.jpg">Find more museum related content here:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149946793/first-look-inside-tate-modern-s-new-extension" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First look inside Tate Modern's new Extension</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149946755/museum-of-london-gives-a-tour-of-its-new-smithfield-site" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of London gives a tour of its new Smithfield site</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149945931/fabricated-robot-installation-at-the-v-a-unveiled-as-part-of-their-first-engineering-season" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fabricated robot installation at the V&amp;A unveiled as part of their first Engineering Season</a></li></ul>