Archinect - News 2016-05-30T14:23:06-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149948128/reviewing-from-the-periphery-to-the-heart-of-the-venice-biennale-from-the-nigerian-to-the-nordic Reviewing from the periphery to the heart of the Venice Biennale; from the Nigerian to the Nordic Ed Frith 2016-05-30T06:41:00-04:00 >2016-05-30T06:42:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vm/vmixwwsmot1sylcp.jpg" width="514" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&lsquo;Reporting from the Front&rsquo;, the theme of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, provokes and stimulates, and with the extensive intensity of the exhibition a useful approach to review and reflect is to move from the periphery, to the heart of the Biennale and back again; in this case stumbling upon Nigeria&rsquo;s Pavilion on Giudecca island, then to the heart of the Giardini and the Nordic Countries Pavilion</p><p>The Biennale is a phenomenon, it stimulates, it exhausts, and it is addictive. The diversity of architectural production, local and global, expands inside the viewers&rsquo; veins and synapses. The backdrop to the Biennale, Venice, is a sublime, architectural drug on its own. Italo Calvino, in &lsquo;Invisible Cities&rsquo;, describes the city beautifully, as multiple cities in one. The Architecture Biennale, is a microcosm of a city within a city, where the new and old connect. In 2014 Koolhaas&rsquo;s,&nbsp;&lsquo;Fundamentals&rsquo;, the fourteenth Biennale, was expanded with a longer period and an intensification of the ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947992/dispatch-from-the-venice-biennale-cool-kids-and-guerrilla-interventions Dispatch from the Venice Biennale: 'Cool' kids and guerrilla interventions Laura Amaya 2016-05-27T18:05:00-04:00 >2016-05-28T02:35:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gg/ggty9d0tkd9u0h4x.jpg" width="514" height="380" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The general atmosphere at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, <em>Reporting from the Front</em>, is one of excitement, of subversion. The Fifteenth edition of the Biennale explicitly calls for instances where architecture is an &ldquo;instrument of self-government, of humanist civilization, and a demonstration of the ability of humans to become masters of their own destinies.&rdquo; In that spirit, the usual suspects of a Biennale move to the sidelines, giving way to those working on the ground to prove that architecture can make a difference.</p><p><em>Cool Capital</em>, the <a href="http://southafrican2016pavilion.co.za/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">South Africa Pavilion</a> at the Arsenale, brings Pretoria to the limelight by challenging the historical interaction between citizens and public space. &ldquo;Pretoria has a huge political baggage and negative connotation&rdquo;<em>, </em>curator Pieter Mathews explains, adding that &ldquo;guerrilla interventions want to look at the city with new eyes; take whatever is good from the past and use it.&rdquo; The Pavilion features selected works from the <a href="http://www.coolcapital.co.za/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cool Capital platform</a>&mdash;the fi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947988/were-neanderthals-the-first-architects Were Neanderthals the first architects? Alexander Walter 2016-05-27T15:51:00-04:00 >2016-05-27T18:17:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/79/790efa2561d3a2d661f8b94c16582b71.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] the stalagmite rings were older than any known cave painting. It also meant that they couldn&rsquo;t have been the work of Homo sapiens. Their builders must have been the only early humans in the south of France at the time: Neanderthals. The discovery suggested that Neanderthals were more sophisticated than anyone had given them credit for. They wielded fire, ventured deep underground, and shaped the subterranean rock into complex constructions.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145283017/the-age-of-the-anthropocene-a-change-as-big-as-the-end-of-the-last-ice-age" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Age of the Anthropocene: a change as big as "the end of the last ice age"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107671475/a-man-renovating-his-home-discovered-a-tunnel-to-a-massive-underground-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Man Renovating His Home Discovered A Tunnel... To A Massive Underground City</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126775719/massive-tomb-complex-unearthed-in-beijing-suburb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Massive tomb complex unearthed in Beijing suburb</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947951/one-thing-after-another-an-installation-by-sam-jacob-studio-at-sto-werkstatt One thing after Another, An Installation by Sam Jacob Studio at Sto Werkstatt Grace Quah 2016-05-27T14:06:00-04:00 >2016-05-27T14:18:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/18/18pvjzpxsflxmjod.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>London-based manufacturer <a href="http://werkstatt.sto.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sto</a> has collaborated with architecture and design practice <a href="http://www.samjacob.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sam Jacob Studio</a> to create a oversized replica of an ordinary garden shed by 3D scanning its facade and reproducing it using a product called Verolith. The oversized shed is covered in Verolith panels, a chalky lightweight material made from volcanic stone, typically used for building facades due to its ability to be customised by a CNC machine.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/39/39p8aofqx89k79sj.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;One Thing After Another explores how objects can be transmitted through forms of technology and how that transmission leaves its trace within architectural substance - both a recording of a thing and that thing simultaneously,&rdquo; says Sam Jacob of Sam Jacob Studio.</p><p>The shed copy has been 3D scanned and blown up to a scale of 1.8 its original size and both the original and the replica are exhibited at the Sto Werkstaff gallery in Clerkenwell as part of Clerkenwell Design Week 2016.&nbsp;The exhibition allows visitors to wander into the original shed, which sits insi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947831/brutal-paper-cut-outs-of-real-life-buildings Brutal paper cut-outs (of real-life buildings) Julia Ingalls 2016-05-26T19:22:00-04:00 >2016-05-26T19:23:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fk/fks80xzwdwayid0f.jpg" width="514" height="450" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Poland-based studio Zupagrafika has a thing for modernist and Brutalist architecture. And to share that passion, it has created playful illustrated paper cutout models of Brutalist buildings in London; modernist buildings in Warsaw; and a new series, Paris Brut, featuring Brutalist architecture from the 1950s&ndash;70s located in the city center and outlying banlieues.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Cheaper than a train set, more visceral than a video game: <a href="http://www.zupagrafika.com/home.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zupagrafika</a>'s sets of&nbsp;the Les Choux de Creteil, the Cite des 4000, and the Orgues de Flandre (among others) will keep your fingers busy in assembly and your mind deeply engaged in the thorny issues surrounding the relative success and failure of mid-century design.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vb/vb9vdcb38vjhxggv.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uo/uo5xav7wd04g52uq.jpg"></p><p>A round-up of all the latest in fascinating miniatures:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140413341/vote-on-which-3d-concrete-puzzles-of-cities-places-to-model-next" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vote on which 3D concrete puzzles of cities &amp; places to model next</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942319/aspiring-japanese-surgeons-build-tiny-models-to-get-hired" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aspiring Japanese surgeons build tiny models to get hired</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/94762976/the-miniature-model-behind-the-grand-budapest-hotel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Miniature Model Behind &lsquo;The Grand Budapest Hotel&rsquo;</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947716/dispatch-from-the-venice-biennale-a-call-for-architects-to-give-a-damn Dispatch from the Venice Biennale: a call for architects to give a damn Andrea Dietz 2016-05-26T19:05:00-04:00 >2016-05-30T00:47:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aa/aa3rg9vxdv35y2xg.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>May 25, 2016:</em></p><p>At <em>La Biennale Architettura di Venezia</em>, architecture packages itself for a global forum. It is a distinct occasion through which the world&rsquo;s constructs and place-makings converge in a single microcosm. Against the backdrop of a sinking city, designers and works tapped to represent national architectural accomplishment invoke a comparative sizing-up. In displays, with ceremony, at a flurry of events and celebrations, architecture gets to sift through its disciplinary priorities. This gathering of architectural seeing and being seen is significant for the scene it projects into the expanded field.</p><p>This year, the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/611511/venice-biennale-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>15</em><em>th</em><em> International Architecture Exhibition</em></a>, the tone to the official introductory texts suggests a dissatisfaction with past performances. Paolo Barrata, Biennale President, announces the 2016 show with an identification of tendency in those previous years to &ldquo;deplore the present&rdquo; as &ldquo;characterized by increasing disconnection between architecture and civil society....</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947815/why-are-heatherwick-s-proposals-succeeding-in-new-york-but-tanking-in-london Why are Heatherwick's proposals succeeding in New York but tanking in London? Julia Ingalls 2016-05-26T18:25:00-04:00 >2016-05-28T18:49:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p2/p26pmrtkr6a4xo45.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;The Garden Bridge is a land grab,&rdquo; says Michael Ball of Thames Central Open Spaces. &ldquo;That is, a major piece of public space and amenity &ndash; the South Bank, the River Thames, and the views across central London &ndash; would be sequestered for private interests, albeit cloaked in some appearance of charity and beneficence. When I saw Pier 55 I realised it was an even more blatant example of the same idea.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>In this piece design critic par excellence <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/71565097/dreams-built-and-broken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexandra Lange</a> analyzes two similar <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127301057/problem-solving-with-thomas-heatherwick-on-archinect-sessions-29" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Heatherwick</a> designed-projects, London's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137426307/london-s-garden-bridge-endangered-by-public-funding-shortfall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Garden Bridge</a> and New York's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942976/construction-of-heatherwick-signe-nielsen-designed-pier-55-to-begin-this-summer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pier 55</a>, in the hopes of discovering why one seems to be resonating with the public while the other has inspired <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129420910/satirical-folly-for-london-competition-mocks-garden-bridge-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">satiric contests to replace it</a>. Murky funding issues, misleading renderings, <em>Absolutely Fabulous</em> tie-ins: it's all here.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ft/ft10qc8yc4kz85m5.jpg"></p><p>For more on the saga of the Garden Bridge:</p><ul><li><a href="http://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><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145677142/infrastructure-or-advertisement-sky-to-sponsor-the-garden-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Infrastructure or advertisement? Sky to sponsor the Garden Bridge</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140810831/london-garden-bridge-will-track-visitors-phone-signals-submitted-plan-says" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London Garden Bridge will track visitors' phone signals, submitted plan says</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947764/a-video-tour-of-mvrdv-s-the-stairs A video tour of MVRDV's "The Stairs" Julia Ingalls 2016-05-26T17:12:00-04:00 >2016-05-28T18:55:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/46/46vd7ed8kgm7tdd1.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's not exactly a staircase to heaven (more of a "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939182/mvrdv-is-building-a-giant-staircase-to-honor-rotterdam-s-post-wwii-reconstruction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">symbolic arising of the city after World War II</a>"), but the intimate rooftop views provided by MVRDV's "The Stairs" of Rotterdam are spectacular. Plus, the gleeful discussion of temporariness by architectural video duo #donotsettle's Wahyu Pratomo and Kris Provoost is worth a watch alone, along with a cameo by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/327/mvrdv" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MVRDV</a> co-founding director Winy Maas:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947762/hyper-reality-artist-envisions-our-near-future-existence-submerged-in-augmented-reality Hyper-Reality: Artist envisions our near-future existence submerged in augmented reality Alexander Walter 2016-05-26T15:05:00-04:00 >2016-05-26T15:17:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ri/rix1hwyeglcncql5.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hyper-Reality is a concept film by Keiichi Matsuda. It presents a provocative and kaleidoscopic new vision of the future, where physical and virtual realities have merged, and the city is saturated in media.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Our physical and virtual realities are becoming increasingly intertwined. Technologies such as VR, augmented reality, wearables, and the internet of things are pointing to a world where technology will envelop every aspect of our lives. It will be the glue between every interaction and experience, offering amazing possibilities, while also controlling the way we understand the world. Hyper-Reality attempts to explore this exciting but dangerous trajectory. It was crowdfunded, and shot on location in Medell&iacute;n, Colombia."</em></p><p>Here are some stills from artist Keiichi Matsuda's&nbsp;<a href="http://hyper-reality.co/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HYPER-REALITY</a> concept film, a fascinating (and slightly disturbing) vision of the near future of the city, of the media, of ourselves, and the blurred sense of 'reality.'</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/am/amahnviaerkra91n.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ox/oxisc4fj5maj9att.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cu/cux1bh1nbv2vl3md.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m1/m1f13ndkd6f0cdos.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ub/ub4obnkkuhikktye.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q4/q42o2xo1ow64a9mu.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/us/usbwywk829xwjs4w.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hc/hcbgmumgokjrccbd.jpg"></p><p>Watch the video below to dive right in.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947413/it-s-now-more-common-for-young-adults-in-the-us-to-live-with-their-parents-than-in-any-other-scenario It's now more common for young adults in the US to live with their parents than in any other scenario Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-25T13:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-26T11:29:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vg/vg3gpif0xmzg24ym.jpg" width="514" height="354" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In that age group, 32.1 percent of people [ages 18-34] live in their parents' house, while 31.6 live with a spouse or partner in their own homes and 14 percent live alone, as single parents or in a home with roommates or renters. The rest live with another family member, a nonfamily member or in group-living situations such as a college dorm or prison. [...] the rise in the number of young adults living at home started before the economic crash &mdash; and so did the possible contributing factors.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The analysis, done by the Pew Research Center, also makes clear that this isn't the all-time high for young adults living at home &ndash; that topped out in 1940, at 35%. Still, at that time, it was more common for young adults to have shacked up with a spouse or partner.</p><p>Pew is also careful to couch the analysis in the context of other demographic developments, such as the rise of male unemployment and the fact that young adults working today make "less than they would have in their parents' day". And interestingly, as women made more, the rate of women living at home increased as well.</p><p>More on shifting residential demographics:</p><ul><li><a title="WeWork + Airbnb = PodShare? New live-work space emerges in Los Angeles" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937012/wework-airbnb-podshare-new-live-work-space-emerges-in-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WeWork + Airbnb = PodShare? New live-work space emerges in Los Angeles</a></li><li><a title="Ten Top Images on Archinect's &quot;Living Spaces&quot; Pinterest Board" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149047393/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-living-spaces-pinterest-board" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Living Spaces" Pinterest Board</a></li><li><a title="More details emerge about WeWork's residential endeavor WeLive" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135806594/more-details-emerge-about-wework-s-residential-endeavor-welive" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More details emerge about WeWork's residential endeavor WeLive</a></li><li><a title="The rise of communal living in New York" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133408596/the-rise-of-communal-living-in-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The rise of communal living in New York</a></li><li><a title="Millennials, not forming enough households" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103274600/millennials-not-forming-enough-households" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Millennials, not forming enough households</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947415/watch-a-live-tour-of-the-venice-biennale-with-curator-alejandro-aravena Watch a live tour of the Venice Biennale with curator Alejandro Aravena Nicholas Korody 2016-05-25T12:47:00-04:00 >2016-05-25T14:17:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qt/qtfduopbv864tizw.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Are you stuck at home feeling Biennale-FOMO while everyone else is sipping Campari and sodas in the Arsenale? Assuage it by watching a live tour of the Biennale conducted by Alejandro Aravena tomorrow.</p><p>The stream will begin on May 26th at noon (Venice time, assumedly). You can watch it on the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/tmagazine" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>T Magazine</em> Facebook.</a></p><p>For more from Venice, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149945782/previewing-the-2016-venice-biennale-the-united-states-architectural-imagination" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previewing the 2016 Venice Biennale: the United States' "Architectural Imagination"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149944447/previewing-the-2016-venice-biennale-spain-s-unfinished" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previewing the 2016 Venice Biennale: Spain's "Unfinished"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149943348/previewing-the-2016-venice-biennale-the-british-pavilion-s-home-economics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previewing the 2016 Venice Biennale: the British Pavilion's "Home Economics"</a></li><li>Blog: <a href="http://archinect.com/taubmaninvenice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architectural Imagination Exhibition Fellows</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947410/cash-strapped-rome-issues-sos-to-wealthy-citizens-for-funds-to-restore-its-historic-sites Cash-strapped Rome issues SOS to wealthy citizens for funds to restore its historic sites Nicholas Korody 2016-05-25T12:14:00-04:00 >2016-05-25T12:26:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wx/wx3ykauqsjbfphn6.jpg" width="514" height="384" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rome has issued a &euro;500m (&pound;380m) SOS to companies, wealthy philanthropists and its own citizens to help restore many of the Italian capital&rsquo;s historic sites and prevent others from falling into ruin. The Roman Forum, the Circus Maximus and the walls, aqueducts and sewerage system of what was once the most powerful city on Earth have all been earmarked as needing help ranging from a relatively minor clean up to full-blown structural works.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Saddled with debts of some &euro;12bn, Rome cannot afford to do it on its own."</em></p><p>Or: in search of&nbsp;noblesse oblige during the age of austerity politics.</p><p>Of course, Rome isn't the only European city struggling under the weight of debt. Check out these related articles:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942324/tensions-build-at-athen-s-port-of-piraeus-the-first-stop-for-many-refugees-seeking-asylum-in-europe" target="_blank">Tensions build at Athen's port of Piraeus, the first stop for many refugees seeking asylum in Europe</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144961813/amid-london-s-austerity-measures-defensive-design-becomes-even-more-hostile" target="_blank">Amid London's austerity measures, "defensive design" becomes even more hostile</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131266197/architecture-in-crisis-reports-from-greece" target="_blank">Architecture in crisis: reports from Greece</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/52493341/zaha-hadid-says-austerity-is-not-an-excuse-for-low-quality-housing" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid says austerity is not an excuse for low-quality housing</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147756307/pay-to-stay-may-boot-60-000-uk-families-from-their-homes" target="_blank">"Pay to stay" may boot 60,000 UK families from their homes</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947217/austin-considering-mandating-affordable-housing-units-in-some-areas Austin considering mandating affordable housing units in some areas Nicholas Korody 2016-05-24T20:06:00-04:00 >2016-05-24T20:07:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9v/9vvnrgq380bg9ey8.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A City Council committee could take the first steps Tuesday toward mandating that developers include affordable units in new housing complexes to be built in several East Austin neighborhoods. The proposal by Council Member Greg Casar, who chairs the council&rsquo;s Planning and Neighborhoods Committee, comes as soaring rents have pushed poorer and minority residents out of the city.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The plan would mark a significant shift in direction from the current, incentive-based approach that allows developers to build larger buildings in exchange for including affordable housing units. As it stands now, developers can also pay a fee to the city's housing fund in order to build bigger buildings.</p><p>In related news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/143145697/london-s-bleak-housing" target="_blank">London's Bleak Housing</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946409/new-york-can-t-be-what-it-used-to-be-thanks-to-zoning" target="_blank">New York can't be what it used to be, thanks to zoning</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944864/the-self-segregation-of-america-s-wealthiest-class" target="_blank">The self-segregation of America's wealthiest class</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945799/la-has-a-housing-crisis-but-the-problem-isn-t-those-fancy-new-towers" target="_blank">LA has a housing crisis &ndash; but the problem isn't those fancy new towers</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947129/artist-jr-covers-the-i-m-pei-s-pyramid-in-giant-image-of-the-louvre Artist JR covers the I.M. Pei's Pyramid in giant image of the Louvre Nicholas Korody 2016-05-24T13:28:00-04:00 >2016-05-24T13:28:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/63/63dqeaklowwc9bz8.jpg" width="514" height="736" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Whether it be the Middle East, the favelas of Rio, slums of Kenya, New York, Le Havre or Shanghai, JR&rsquo;s works leave no one indifferent, because they return our gaze and cut to the very heart of our innermost selves. [...] Invited by the &ldquo;biggest museum in the world&rdquo;&mdash;which also generates the most selfies&mdash;JR has set his sights on one of the Louvre&rsquo;s symbols, the Pyramid, which he intends to transform with a surprising anamorphic image.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/jr/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f8/f88ynoxgqr89p6oe.jpg"></a></p><p>The artist JR, best known for his series of giant portraits wheat-pasted in cities around the world, has been commissioned to create a piece for the Louvre. Documenting the progress on his Instagram account, JR has been covering I.M. Pei's iconic glass Pyramid with an anamorphic image of the edifice behind it: the Sully Wing of the Louvre.</p><p>"I will never forget this day. Today I'm going to make the Louvre Pyramid disappear," JR told the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/HOPAIP/photos/a.132951860170197.26031.127375187394531/836735229791853/?type=3&amp;theater" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Humans of Paris</a> Facebook account. "I want to make the Louvre Pyramid disappear because I want people to see themselves alone, just their head and the Louvre.</p><p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/jr/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qz/qzr0wq72jz8gydhe.jpg"></a></p><p>"I&nbsp;find it funny seeing people taking selfies all day in front of the pyramid but always with their back to the Louvre," he continues. "It says a lot about our society where people turn their back on things and focus on themselves."</p><p>For related coverage, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/141826948/art-architecture-swipes-and-changeups-with-mike-nesbit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art + Architecture: Swipes and Changeups with Mike Nesbit</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938940/giant-calligraffiti-mural-unites-community-in-cairo-slum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Giant "calligraffiti" mural unites community in Cairo slum</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147749081/photographer-captures-the-changing-face-of-shanghai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photograph...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947131/hyperloop-as-transportation-s-new-girlfriend-mysterious-unencumbered-exciting-expensive 'Hyperloop as transportation’s new girlfriend: mysterious, unencumbered, exciting, expensive.' Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-24T13:12:00-04:00 >2016-05-29T10:38:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5f/5f7be73712d9a74da16d977d29c18c00.jpg" width="514" height="348" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;What we&rsquo;re seeing right now is what I saw in 1996,&rdquo; said Mr. Lloyd, a former president of sales and development at Cisco. &ldquo;We all had I.P. routers and everything was done a certain way. At Cisco, we said, &lsquo;You can carry that over the Internet,&rsquo; and everyone said, &lsquo;No.&rsquo; But those high-speed networks made the Internet possible.&rdquo; Hyperloop, he said, &ldquo;will do to the physical world what the Internet did to the digital one.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Allison Arieff (editorial director at SPUR and former <a href="http://dryfutures.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dry Futures</a> judge) has some questions for Hyperloop One (formerly Hyperloop Technologies) after a propulsion test demonstration in the Nevada desert. While the company has managed remarkably fast developments in its tube technology for such high-speeds as the Hyperloop demands, it's nowhere near reality &ndash; and Arieff clearly articulates the (many) remaining concerns of such technology, after mere feasibility.</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Bjarke Ingels Group + AECOM join forces with Hyperloop" 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></li><li><a title="Hyperloop hopefuls turn to 'passive' maglev technology" 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></li><li><a title="Hyperloop announces plans for first European routes" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934230/hyperloop-announces-plans-for-first-european-routes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyperloop announces plans for first European routes</a></li><li><a title="Reality checking the Hyperloop hyperbole" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146116363/reality-checking-the-hyperloop-hyperbole" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Reality checking the Hyperloop hyperbole</a></li><li><a title="The town that Hyperloop built" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122049432/the-town-that-hyperloop-built" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The town that Hyperloop built</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947090/how-vr-reframes-big-questions-in-philosophy How VR Reframes Big Questions in Philosophy Orhan Ayyüce 2016-05-24T12:09:00-04:00 >2016-05-24T12:09:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2h/2hd1bi0rffj282yl.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Some people think VR is a second class reality. I am not sure of that</p></em><br /><br /><p>There are some convincing points here by Australian philosopher and cognitive scientist&nbsp;<a href="http://consc.net/chalmers/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Chalmers</a>. &nbsp;Just imagine how the humanities future is being shaped by the fast developing technologies.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947081/clerkenwell-design-week-2016-top-picks Clerkenwell Design Week 2016 - Top Picks Ellen Hancock 2016-05-24T10:43:00-04:00 >2016-05-24T12:06:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bq/bqpm3zqgph5phz0s.jpg" width="514" height="178" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It&rsquo;s that time of year when London's design district opens its doors to the public for Clerkenwell Design Week and shows the rest of London and the design industry what it has to offer. An impressive showcase of distinct and accomplished talent the three-day event spans; furniture and product design, interior design as well as architecture. This year&rsquo;s event includes over 120 spaces and directly engages 100 local businesses.</p><p>For its seventh year the team have employed the help of local architects OMMX to create a new masterplan that navigates visitors and links eight temporary exhibitions as well as commissioned installations.&nbsp;<br><br>With so much creativity on show we thought we would make a few suggestions.&nbsp;Here are Archinect's top recommendations:&nbsp;<br><br><strong>Open Showrooms - open throughout the festival</strong><br><br><a href="http://bustler.net/events/ongoing/7641/domus-open-showroom-clerkenwell-design-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Domus&nbsp;</strong></a><br>50 Great Sutton Street<br>EC1V 0DF</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nb/nbs75imjhk00s50o.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/ongoing/7643/fr-vi-open-showroom-clerkenwell-design-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Fr&ouml;vi&nbsp;</strong></a><br>Broad Yard<br>Turnmill Street<br>EC1M 5RR</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5l/5l4b05i8woqzxlg6.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/ongoing/7642/herman-miller-open-showroom-clerkenwell-design-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Herman Miller&nbsp;</strong></a><br>102-108 Clerkenwell Road<br>EC1M 5SA</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yp/ypdvyw7kk4zju5me.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/ongoing/7639/knoll-showroom-opening-clerkenwell-design-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Knoll&nbsp;</strong></a><br>91 Goswell Road<br>EC1V 7EX</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ay/aya8wxxbandlj655.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/ongoing/7640/morgan-open-showroom-clerkenwell-design-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Morgan&nbsp;</strong></a><br>1 Dallington Street<br>EC1V 0BH<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ge/genrrz2i0djntauk.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Exhibitions...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946994/from-sundlaugs-to-rockpools-and-the-basin From sundlaugs, to rockpools and The Basin Nam Henderson 2016-05-24T00:07:00-04:00 >2016-05-24T00:12:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6p/6punct6j79wwck6f.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>These public pools, or sundlaugs, serve as the communal heart of Iceland, sacred places whose affordability and ubiquity are viewed as a kind of civil right....The pool is Iceland&rsquo;s social space: where families meet neighbors, where newcomers first receive welcome, where rivals can&rsquo;t avoid one another.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Dan Kois considers how&nbsp;communal pools and the sociability of soaking, are "<em>a key to Icelandic well-&shy;being.</em>"&nbsp;</p><p>On a related note, Dan Hill recently published an <a href="https://medium.com/@cityofsound/the-pool-as-piazza-e580577810f7" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">essay</a>&nbsp;reflecting on&nbsp;<em>&lsquo;The Pool&rsquo;</em>, a book published as part of&nbsp;The Australian pavilion for the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. The interviews collected&nbsp;therein he finds, make&nbsp;a case for the pool as the authentically antipodean contribution to urbanism, a distinctly Australian public place, the country&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>piazza</em>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946793/first-look-inside-tate-modern-s-new-extension First look inside Tate Modern's new Extension Ellen Hancock 2016-05-23T12:11:00-04:00 >2016-05-23T14:14:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b4/b4lb496wv8fwekbq.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Set to open on 17 June, the Tate Modern Switch House &ndash; named after the part of the power station that the new galleries occupy &ndash; expands the museum by 60% to accommodate the surging numbers of visitors, which reached 5.7 million last year, well over double the number the building was designed to cope with when it opened in 2000. But the arresting brick ziggurat is also a physical symbol of the effect the Tate has had on its surroundings.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ix/ix8g1xt43zuvn274.jpg">Read more relating article here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945987/future-sustainable-skyscrapers-will-be-made-of-wood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future sustainable skyscrapers will be made of...wood?</a></li><li><p><a href="http://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></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945806/herzog-and-de-meuron-in-conversation-with-rowan-moore" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog and de Meuron in conversation with Rowan Moore</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946755/museum-of-london-gives-a-tour-of-its-new-smithfield-site Museum of London gives a tour of its new Smithfield site Ellen Hancock 2016-05-23T09:57:00-04:00 >2016-05-29T23:35:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5c/5cymmve7nms37rjt.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The museum is planning to move from its present landlocked home within the Barbican with no entrance at street level, into a cathedral-sized space, using the abandoned Victorian general market at Smithfield, next door to the famous meat market. &ldquo;Our job is to make this the best museum in the world,&rdquo; Ament said, carefully stepping around pigeon droppings and pools of water in the old market, which has been empty for the last 30 years while developers and conservationists fought over its fate.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Museum of London have high expectations and high hopes for this monumental space, set to open it's doors in 2021. There is even a working train line running through the central space, a feature Ament is desperately keen to keep.&nbsp;</p><p>Read more on London projects here:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938084/shortlist-for-new-museum-of-london-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shortlist for new Museum of London revealed</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944211/shortlist-announced-for-uk-s-top-museum-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shortlist announced for UK's top museum prize</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://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></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946403/win-two-tickets-to-conversations-at-clerkenwell-as-part-of-clerkenwell-design-week-2016 Win two tickets to 'Conversations at Clerkenwell' as part of Clerkenwell Design Week 2016 Ellen Hancock 2016-05-21T00:30:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T19:19:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/61/61q7i5l1w974vgr4.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In conjunction with this years <a href="http://www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clerkenwell Design Week</a>, we are giving away two free tickets to&nbsp;<a href="https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/conversations-at-clerkenwell-reimagining-a-design-icon-the-transformation-of-the-commonwealth-tickets-24927159806" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Reimagining a design icon: The transformation of the Commonwealth Institute into the new Design Museum</strong></a>&nbsp;talk as part of Conversations at Clerkenwell.&nbsp;</p><p>The new Design Museum will reopen its doors on the 24 November this year in a brand new home &ndash; the former Commonwealth Institute in Kensington. The complex, a unique 1960s Grade II* listed building which has stood vacant for over a decade, is being transformed by a design team led by John Pawson. &nbsp;Join Senior Architect Chris Masson, the Design Museum Deputy Director Alice Black and Roger Cunliffe, who ran the original Commonwealth Institute design team, as they reflect on this once-in-a-lifetime design project.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/im/im6vxf0ef3a4mijg.jpg"></p><p>Clerkenwell Design Week provides a world-class showcase of leading UK and international designers, brands and companies across showroom events, exhibitions, live talks, workshops and installations and opens this Tuesday 24th until Thursd...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946497/with-opening-of-expo-line-to-santa-monica-l-a-s-dream-of-a-subway-to-the-sea-finally-comes-true-again With opening of Expo Line to Santa Monica, L.A.'s dream of a "subway to the sea" finally comes true (again) Alexander Walter 2016-05-20T20:32:00-04:00 >2016-05-21T20:10:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ir/ir6ixl7h3lxa9bx7.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The $1.5-billion second leg of the Expo Line, which opened Friday from Culver City to Santa Monica, adds seven light-rail stations and more than six miles of track to the growing Los Angeles County transit network. [...] In the immediate context of L.A.'s attempts to turn its public-transit network from national punch line to something that increasingly resembles a mature system, 13 new Metro stations in less than three months qualifies as a pretty dramatic upgrade.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The aggressively expanding LA Metro system in recent Archinect news stories:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943264/how-la-is-changing-one-rail-line-at-a-time" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How LA is changing, one rail line at a time</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934138/will-la-s-new-metro-extension-bring-growth-to-the-city-s-peripheries" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will LA's new metro extension bring growth to the city's peripheries?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136348612/l-a-seeks-to-accelerate-infrastructure-projects-in-advance-of-potential-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">L.A. seeks to accelerate infrastructure projects in advance of potential Olympics</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946427/aris-janigian-waiting-for-lipchitz-at-chateau-marmont Aris Janigian: Waiting for Lipchitz At Chateau Marmont Orhan Ayyüce 2016-05-20T14:54:00-04:00 >2016-05-21T01:48:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/21/21u1xbwh54e5ec7e.jpg" width="514" height="793" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The other day,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Aris-Janigian/e/B001K7Y0LW" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aris Janigian</a> described his latest work to me, &ldquo;the book is deeply rooted, both thematically and philosophically, in the meaning of architecture for making a home in the world.&rdquo;</p><p>After attending to his first reading in Los Angeles and relating to my own complexity I replied, &ldquo;diaspora is sad but also helps us to imagine freely and unabashedly.&rdquo; &nbsp;</p><p>Waiting for Lipchitz at Chateau Marmont is a relentless energy told in pockets of rapid crossfire that sprays Los Angeles with insights of deep observations written in breaths.&nbsp; In it, nothing is spared and sacred. From your car mechanic to the food you dine in immigrant restaurants and to the&nbsp;examination of your own ethnicity in this equally intrepid city.</p><p>Aris Janigian&rsquo;s novel is a pair of brilliantly imaginative mind and observant eyes offering rhythmically connected subtexts in colorful gonzo frames with extended meanings of a poetic state of mind.</p><p>The writer will sign and read from his book on Saturday, May 21 (tomorrow) at N...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946421/is-pyongyang-s-eccentric-architecture-only-skin-deep Is Pyongyang's eccentric architecture only skin deep? Justine Testado 2016-05-20T14:09:00-04:00 >2016-05-21T01:13:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wr/wrh05a9bh9p5kv7i.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Some Pyongyang-watchers believe the changes are merely skin deep, and do not portend or reflect deeper political or economic changes. &lsquo;There is still all this state influence. There is no free development [...] The production of the city has not yet changed. Only the shapes of the buildings have changed.&rsquo; &lsquo;There is this thing among North Koreans about developing...an architecture that is reflective of their society. So what is an architecture that reflects their society?&lsquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143668960/pyongyang-speed-north-korea-miraculously-cranks-out-massive-residential-development-for-scientists-in-only-one-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&lsquo;Pyongyang Speed:&rsquo; North Korea miraculously cranks out massive residential development for scientists in only one year</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140342648/pyongyang-s-inner-wes-anderson-shines-through-in-its-architecture-then-and-now" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pyongyang's inner Wes Anderson shines through in its architecture, then and now</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131869805/as-bicycle-ownership-in-north-korea-rises-pyongyang-introduces-bike-lanes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As bicycle ownership in North Korea rises, Pyongyang introduces bike lanes</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946366/benoy-announced-in-heathrow-shortlist-for-terminal-of-the-future-expansion Benoy Announced in Heathrow Shortlist for Terminal of the Future Expansion Ellen Hancock 2016-05-20T11:37:00-04:00 >2016-05-21T01:11:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sb/sb2npqdf8x7ro3f0.jpg" width="514" height="248" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Benoy has been shortlisted along with three other British design firms including HOK, Grimshaw and Zaha Hadid to create a a new concept for the country's global gateway. &nbsp;The architects were asked by Heathrow to consider the purpose and potential of an airport with the resulting designs showcasing bold new strategies for a world class sustainable airport. The designs focus on innovative passenger experience and the integration of local communities.</p><p>Benoy Global Director Tom Cartledge commented on the appointment saying;<em>&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;The Aviation sector is incredibly exciting at the moment as we are rapidly evolving our expectations&nbsp;and imaginations of what an Airport represents. We are extremely honoured to be included in the shortlist and our concept has reimagined Heathrow as a &lsquo;Destination&rsquo; in its own right, transforming the site to be at the forefront of the next generation of airports.&rdquo;</em></p><p>Take a look at Benoy's design concept below:<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mp/mprbf7owjkv5q5ii.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cx/cx0mzu4yvyu80604.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q2/q2viza40irti9qk1.jpg"></p><p>Find relating articles here:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945987/future-sustainable-skyscrapers-will-be-made-of-wood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future sustainable skyscrapers wi...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946285/stahl-house-documentary-plagued-by-extortion-suicide-and-lawsuits Stahl House documentary plagued by extortion, suicide, and lawsuits Julia Ingalls 2016-05-19T16:57:00-04:00 >2016-05-21T01:11:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8f/8fufbyyf0w3dd4vn.jpg" width="514" height="218" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Los Angeles Business Journal reports in this week's issue that the filmmaker, Steven Slomkowski, sought to get out of the project after the suicide of Mark Stahl, one of three siblings who control the property, also renowned in architecture lore as Case Study Home #22. Slomkowski sued in 2014, alleging that the surviving siblings, Bruce and Shari Stahl, got cold feet over depictions of Mark and their late father, Buck. The Stahls countersued...</p></em><br /><br /><p>When it's not involved in documentary-driven legal feuds, the iconic <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127650629/growing-up-in-case-study-house-22-the-stahl-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stahl House</a> frequently serves as a backdrop for a variety of fictional films, including Atom Egoyan's "Where The Truth Lies," and "Galaxy Quest:"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j2/j270n2q6i5xuupln.jpg"></p><p>For more on the intersection between architecture and cinema:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148971922/the-dessau-bauhaus-documentary-now-available-on-youtube" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The Dessau Bauhaus" documentary now available on YouTube</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134181529/kevin-roche-the-quiet-architect-documentary-announced-for-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect" documentary announced for 2016</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124354329/sagrada-the-mystery-of-creation-showcases-the-collaborative-efforts-to-finish-gaud-s-towering-basilica" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation" showcases the collaborative efforts to finish Gaud&iacute;'s towering basilica</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946217/embattled-lucas-museum-may-move-to-s-f-s-treasure-island Embattled Lucas Museum may move to S.F.'s Treasure Island Julia Ingalls 2016-05-19T13:58:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T15:08:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xi/xih5ty15ovl8e4ab.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A spokeswoman for San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin confirmed that the city and museum representatives are in early discussions about a site on Treasure Island, a destination in San Francisco Bay famous for a naval base. Los Angeles is also trying to stay in the game, with Mayor Eric Garcetti saying that Lucas' project would find a good home in the heart of the movie industry.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The lawsuit averse Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, which is openly courting other cities after Chicago's Friends of the Park filed legal action to prevent the project from building on its chosen Chicago lakefront site, may wind up in San Francisco, although Los Angeles (and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943909/waukegan-il-future-home-of-the-lucas-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Waukegan, IL</a>) have offered themselves up as well. Rahm Emanuel, who was a vocal champion of the Museum's proposed locale, recently suggested a compromise in the form of moving the museum to the Lake Michigan adjacent&nbsp;McCormick Place East,&nbsp;but no one is compromising as of yet.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/la/lapyii14cw9szaaa.jpg"></p><p>The prequels to this particular saga:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126775111/uncompromising-design-part-of-newly-disclosed-reasons-for-why-lucas-museum-didn-t-go-to-sf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Uncompromising design part of newly disclosed reasons for why Lucas museum didn't go to SF</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943464/lawsuit-against-lucas-museum-holds-off-for-now" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lawsuit against Lucas Museum holds off (for now)</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940895/the-lucas-museum-may-have-found-a-new-location-but-is-it-a-trap" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Lucas Museum may have found a new location &ndash; but is it "a trap"?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140017491/chicago-city-council-approves-construction-of-lucas-museum-of-narrative-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago City Council approves construction of Lucas Museum of Narrative Art</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946060/the-history-and-the-future-of-the-urban-skyway The History and the Future of the Urban Skyway Places Journal 2016-05-18T18:26:00-04:00 >2016-05-21T01:09:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6e/6eu10k70gcqjya6q.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The grade-separated pedestrian systems built in the 20th century have a variety of names: skyways, skywalks, pedways, footbridges, the +15, and the Ville Souteraine. But they have one thing in common &mdash; they have radically altered the form and spatial logic of cities around the world.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Despite its fundamental role in the production of urban space, the skyway has received scant critical attention. In their article on Places, and new Walker Arts Center book&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.artbook.com/9781935963127.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Parallel Cities: The Multilevel Metropolis</a>,</em>&nbsp;Jennifer Yoos and Vincent James take a closer look at the history of urban skyways. From their experimental origins to the emerging new wave of 21st-century skyways, Yoos and James uncover the far-reaching ways that three-dimensional urbanism has shaped cities around the world.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945995/increasing-development-translates-to-more-homeless-housing Increasing development translates to more homeless housing Julia Ingalls 2016-05-18T13:06:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T23:48:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c8/c8t96831oqjnhkid.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When Amazon donated an empty South Lake Union hotel for use as a homeless shelter, it was investing in a model that Mary&rsquo;s Place, the service provider, has perfected: turning vacant or transitioning buildings into temporary shelter.</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to decades of research conducted on real-life case studies, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135208771/archinect-s-comparison-of-transient-oriented-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">providing housing for the homeless is actually cheaper than not doing so</a>. Thriving real estate markets also make it easier to provide permanent shelter, as noted in the article:</p><p><em>It&rsquo;s perhaps counterintuitive, but Executive Director Marty Hartman says the boom times for the local real estate market have created more opportunities for Mary&rsquo;s Place than the recession. As companies expand, it&rsquo;s development more than abandonment that stocks the vacant building pool.</em></p><p><em>Seattle officials have begun to pivot toward 24-hour shelters&nbsp;as a new approach toward the issue. This is modeled after San Francisco&rsquo;s Navigation Center, which houses people so they can devote their energy away from survival and toward creating stability in their lives.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ft/ftkv64fc2xcmb4jo.jpg"></p><p>For more on homelessness:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146268318/seattle-builds-village-for-the-homeless" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seattle builds village for the homeless</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147809321/los-angeles-approves-plans-to-tackle-homelessness-crisis-but-funding-is-still-unclear" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles approves plans to tackle homelessness crisis, but funding is still unclear</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943944/la-s-homeless-population-has-increased-by-11-in-a-single-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA's homeless population has increased by ...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945984/architects-design-the-house-of-tomorrow Architects design ‘the house of tomorrow’ Ellen Hancock 2016-05-18T12:18:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T23:47:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/56/56a050f8bc62e9c57ab78a45b6b88490.jpg" width="514" height="490" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) invited six contemporary architecture practices to create speculative responses to the UK&rsquo;s housing crisis for the exhibition, At Home in Britain: Designing the House of Tomorrow. Drawing on materials from the RIBA archives, the studios from the UK, France and the Netherlands produced designs that re-examine the familiar housing typologies of the cottage, terrace and flat.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read relating article here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944209/architects-advice-to-london-s-new-mayor-sadiq-khan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects advice to London's new mayor Sadiq Khan</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942752/950-for-a-mouldy-central-flat-welcome-to-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&pound;950 for a mouldy 'central' flat? Welcome to London.</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941650/the-root-of-london-s-housing-crisis-lies-beyond-its-borders" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The root of London's housing crisis lies beyond its borders</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/143145697/london-s-bleak-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's Bleak Housing</a></li></ul>