Archinect - News 2016-02-08T14:11:08-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/147654209/s-o-paulo-s-big-bet-on-housing-policy São Paulo's big bet on housing policy Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-08T13:07:00-05:00 >2016-02-08T13:07:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/43/43d5cbdecb428c1ee7d2ffaa416c8250.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>what exactly does housing justice look like in a metropolis where the wealthiest commute via helicopters while the poorest live in shantytowns perched on riverbanks? [...] &ldquo;The new master plan tries to resolve one of S&atilde;o Paulo&rsquo;s biggest challenges, which is its decentralization" [...] The master plan calls for ... transit-oriented development ... [and] expanding and honing the controversial Zonas Especiais de Interesse Social... swaths of the city defined as having &ldquo;special social interest.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>More news from S&atilde;o Paulo and housing crises the world over:</p><ul><li><a title="Relocation or Adaptation: S&atilde;o Paulo Nears Collapse as Drought Continues" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112435990/relocation-or-adaptation-s-o-paulo-nears-collapse-as-drought-continues" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Relocation or Adaptation: S&atilde;o Paulo Nears Collapse as Drought Continues</a></li><li><a title="Activism targeting London's housing crisis bubbles to the surface" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123892522/activism-targeting-london-s-housing-crisis-bubbles-to-the-surface" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Activism targeting London's housing crisis bubbles to the surface</a></li><li><a title="Unaffordable cities: this criminal lack of housing is a global scandal" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93446411/unaffordable-cities-this-criminal-lack-of-housing-is-a-global-scandal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unaffordable cities: this criminal lack of housing is a global scandal</a></li><li><a title='Brazilian engineering companies building Olympic venues "very probably" broke laws, accepted bribes' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141820527/brazilian-engineering-companies-building-olympic-venues-very-probably-broke-laws-accepted-bribes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brazilian engineering companies building Olympic venues "very probably" broke laws, accepted bribes</a></li><li><a title="Olympic Infrastructure Displaces Brazilian Families" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107949061/olympic-infrastructure-displaces-brazilian-families" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olympic Infrastructure Displaces Brazilian Families</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147447991/sci-arc-launches-meat-a-curatorial-summer-program SCI-Arc launches "MEAT," a curatorial summer program Nicholas Korody 2016-02-05T20:52:00-05:00 >2016-02-07T14:34:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fm/fm72ma42wrf5u48u.jpg" width="514" height="318" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In the short time since Hernan Diaz Alonso assumed directorship of SCI-Arc, the prestigious architecture institute has already seen quite a few changes. Adding to the roster of programs at the newly-founded&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sciarc/release/sci-arc-launches-edge-center-for-advanced-studies-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EDGE</a>, a graduate center focusing on something like the "edges" of the rapidly-expanding discipline, SCI-Arc has just announced "MEAT", or "Making Exhibitions in Architecture Today", a graduate-level summer program for aspiring architecture curators.</p><p>Helmed by the respected theorist (and UCLA faculty member) Sylvia Lavin, MEAT intends to introduce summer students to the "intellectual and curatorial potentials in architectural exhibition practices".</p><p>The program will comprise a three and a half week course following an "intensive schedule of seminars and excursions," notably to local museums, galleries, and studios. Guest lecturers will include Sarah Herda of the Graham Foundation, Paola Antonelli from MoMA, and Giovanna Borasi from the Canadian Centre for Architecture.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mw/mw6q4n71dxqkge1f.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;Launching MEAT...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147438358/excavating-ancient-rome-beneath-london-s-streets Excavating ancient Rome beneath London's streets Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-05T17:57:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T17:57:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/34/34954b4d545c6d7311369166c2c2784a.jpg" width="514" height="417" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>During an excavation for a new office development&nbsp;at 21 Lime Street, a team from the Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) found the millimeter-thin fresco nearly 20 feet below street level. Dating to the late 1st century AD, and the first decades of London, it&rsquo;s one of the earliest surviving frescos from Roman Britain. [...] The rare, ornate wall painting is likely to have decorated a reception room for party guests at the home of a wealthy Roman citizen.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A <a href="http://www.mola.org.uk/blog/discovery-ornate-roman-fresco-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">statement</a> issued by MOLA explained, &ldquo;The fate of this rare wall painting was literally sealed in the ground ...&nbsp;In AD 100, construction of the 2nd Forum Basilica, the main civic center&nbsp;for the city and the largest Roman building ever built north of the Alps, began. In advance of construction of the Forum the area was flattened. The painted wall was deliberately toppled and the Forum immediately built over it, incredibly preserving the fresco for nearly 2000 years.&rdquo;</p><p>More excavations from the News:</p><ul><li><a title="Fear grows over ISIS threat against Unesco World Heritage site in Libya" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143512405/fear-grows-over-isis-threat-against-unesco-world-heritage-site-in-libya" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fear grows over ISIS threat against Unesco World Heritage site in Libya</a></li><li><a title="After over a thousand years underwater, two Egyptian cities will be exhibited at British Museum" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142896624/after-over-a-thousand-years-underwater-two-egyptian-cities-will-be-exhibited-at-british-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">After over a thousand years underwater, two Egyptian cities will be exhibited at British Museum</a></li><li><a title="Using lasers to decode Gothic architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130257729/using-lasers-to-decode-gothic-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Using lasers to decode Gothic architecture</a></li><li><a title="A Man Renovating His Home Discovered A Tunnel... To A Massive Underground City" 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 title="Medieval Frescoes Uncovered and Displayed in Rome" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105400021/medieval-frescoes-uncovered-and-displayed-in-rome" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Medieval Frescoes Uncovered and Displayed in Rome</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147426284/unfolding-dumpling-design-with-architecture-research-office Unfolding dumpling design with Architecture Research Office Justine Testado 2016-02-05T15:09:00-05:00 >2016-02-08T09:40:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0k/0kqs9vv57z845mtt.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>'The dumpling maker has a structural problem,' says Jason Kim, a project manager at ARO. 'The skin has to be thin enough where you have the right ratio of meat to skin, but strong enough to hold together.'</p></em><br /><br /><p>"How do the principles of architecture and design apply to dumplings?" Sporkful has a quick chat with dumpling fanatics <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/12183539/architecture-research-office" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Research Office</a> about how particular design concepts can structurally improve the Lunar New Year food staple. Maybe you'll learn a trick or two on how to eat the seemingly gravity-defying soup dumpling, too.&nbsp;</p><p>If you don't want to listen to the whole episode &mdash; although you should still give it a listen because, hello, dumplings &mdash; ARO's interview starts around 13:25.</p><p>More about food and architecture on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/623429/archinect-travel-guide" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's travel guide series</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146736553/as-la-densifies-its-iconic-roadside-restaurants-disappear" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As LA densifies, its iconic roadside restaurants disappear</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141449075/carry-out-world-s-first-taco-bell-is-being-rescued-from-demolition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carry out: world's first Taco Bell is being rescued from demolition</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134740545/how-architects-are-redesigning-schools-that-encourage-kids-to-eat-healthier" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How architects are redesigning schools that encourage kids to eat healthier</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147424676/take-a-look-at-real-fantasies-amo-s-latest-collaboration-with-prada Take a look at "Real Fantasies," AMO's latest collaboration with Prada Nicholas Korody 2016-02-05T13:43:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T15:28:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hp/hpwnihn2bfgr35sq.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For the 2016 Spring/Summer Prada Real Fantasies, AMO graphically reinterprets the Indefinite Hangar as a synthetic sunset fixed within a 3 dimensional blank space. The abstract hangar is populated with geometric objects and furniture. Characters move through a neutral scene between the undefined and distilled fragments of daily life. The horizon and scale constantly shifts, manipulating the frame and disrupting a linear sequence: an artificial landscape where fiction and collection collide.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l8/l87z0kwn3tqe0jvg.jpg"></p><p>OMA and its think tank counterpart, AMO, have deep ties to the fashion world, in particular with Prada. Alongside built work by the architectural powerhouse, notably the recently-completed <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/602289/fondazione-prada" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fondazione Prada</a>, OMA/AMO has designed runways, look books, and videos for the Milanese luxury brand.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o2/o2yl4pncdvhc22u7.jpg"></p><p>Since 2012, that collaboration has produced graphic short movies showcasing new collections under the project banner "Real Fantasies." For the 2016 Spring/Summer collection, AMO imagined a world of pure architectural extension, a CAD utopia unblemished by reality.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qi/qiq1mx66su326yye.jpg"></p><p>Described as a "3 dimensional blank space," the setting of the video seems locked in an endless sunset. Lithe models ride a train past a city of pure geometry, which morphs seamlessly into an unending picture window.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l7/l7ruh5gp7f7xj5s7.jpg"></p><p>It's visual porn at it's best and well worth a look. Watch the video below, and for more connections between fashion and architecture, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138575821/amo-designs-a-timeless-ruin-for-miu-miu-s-2016-s-s-show" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AMO designs a "Timeless Ruin" for Miu Miu's 2016 S/S show</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113436373/vinn-patararin-challenges-the-possibilities-of-textile-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vinn Patarari...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147370852/frank-gehry-and-maya-lin-find-their-ancestral-roots-on-pbs Frank Gehry and Maya Lin find their ancestral roots on PBS Julia Ingalls 2016-02-05T12:04:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T13:00:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hz/hz5j86oepjoorqxj.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/82907/maya-lin-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Maya Lin</a> join the ranks of those who have explored the history of their ancestors via the <a href="http://www.pbs.org/video/2365657957/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PBS show "Finding Your Roots."</a> The show, which is in its third season, has attracted a passionate live-tweeting audience, <a href="https://twitter.com/maryannaking/status/694690333146243074" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">one of whom</a>&nbsp;wryly noted that "I did not know that Maya Lin's teacher gave her a B on her design for the Vietnam war memorial." In the preview clip below, Gehry grapples with the reality of the holocaust during WWII, both in his own family and for humanity at large:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147370049/london-s-v-a-to-host-a-robot-construction-team-this-summer London's V&A to host a robot construction team this summer Nicholas Korody 2016-02-04T20:40:00-05:00 >2016-02-04T20:42:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/og/ogj3ce0nr7m9u8fz.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Robots will take over the courtyard of London&rsquo;s V&amp;A Museum this summer to build a pavilion inspired by flying beetles. The installation &ndash; designed by architect Achim Menges &ndash; features an undulating canopy of tightly woven carbon fibre cells, drawing on the shells of insects called elytra. Visitors will also be able to watch the robots in action over the course of the summer as they continue to add new sections to the evolving &lsquo;Elytra Filament Pavilion&rsquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cy/cy2ikrnni8opqyw5.jpg"></p><p>For more robo-news, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139530018/the-dawn-of-construction-worker-robots" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The dawn of construction worker robots?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144582510/3d-printing-will-recreate-destroyed-palmyra-arch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3D printing will recreate destroyed Palmyra arch</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135648127/mit-presents-3d-printer-that-can-print-10-materials-simultaneously-without-breaking-the-bank" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT presents 3D printer that can print 10 materials simultaneously without breaking the bank</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147210156/another-study-warns-that-3d-printers-pose-potential-health-risks-for-users" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Another study warns that 3D-printers pose potential health risks for users</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126826379/new-googleplex-will-be-built-by-robots" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Googleplex will be built by robots</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147360412/does-houston-s-architecture-lack-poetry Does Houston's architecture lack poetry? Alexander Walter 2016-02-04T18:23:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T14:16:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qu/qu6mi6emlsiilkdl.jpg" width="514" height="152" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Houston's architects obviously do not read poetry. None of the corporate buildings, apartments and hotels being built now seems like something we'll be proud of 20 years from now. Of course, that's assuming that those buildings even survive 20 years in a city that is characterized by destroying its architectural past. [...] But maybe we citizens can influence the builders. We can tell them how ugly their buildings are. We can refuse to rent space in them.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118277129/museum-of-fine-arts-houston-unveils-its-steven-holl-designed-450m-expansion-plan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of Fine Arts Houston unveils its Steven Holl-designed $450M expansion plan</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107638546/the-astrodome-the-world-s-largest-indoor-garden" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Astrodome: The World's Largest Indoor Garden?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100576303/looking-to-houston-yes-houston-as-a-model-for-better-street-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Looking to Houston &mdash; Yes, Houston &mdash; as a Model for Better Street Design</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105248171/the-bayou-greenways-plan-a-game-changer-for-houston" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Bayou Greenways Plan: A Game-Changer for Houston?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147345876/before-after-photos-of-syria-s-devastated-heritage Before + after photos of Syria's devastated heritage Julia Ingalls 2016-02-04T13:45:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T15:02:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bz/bzkgiol86zet93ck.jpg" width="514" height="317" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Across Syria, where a seemingly unstoppable war is about to enter a third year, a heritage built over 5,000 years or more is being steadily buried under rubble.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x6/x67fg4g867ht1d5u.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yw/ywieqhzfa9hxo25v.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bn/bnpbtb0upgmua1be.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g8/g8s47tsoo7lmuh6a.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Related:</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107953878/what-does-the-syrian-refugee-crisis-mean-to-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What Does the Syrian Refugee Crisis Mean to Architecture?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140958669/the-new-monument-men-with-3d-cameras-and-gps-data-against-cultural-annihilation-in-syria-and-beyond" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The new Monument Men: with 3D cameras and GPS data against cultural annihilation in Syria and beyond</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145267758/to-preserve-cultural-memory-these-syrian-refugees-recreate-lost-monuments-in-miniature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">To preserve cultural memory, these Syrian refugees recreate lost monuments in miniature</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147347495/hyperloop-but-for-new-york-city-s-trash Hyperloop, but for New York City's trash Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-04T13:43:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T10:24:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ei/eink19a1nn3p1bgy.jpg" width="514" height="369" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[A former sanitation policy director for New York City, Ben] Miller is working with his partners at the planning firm Closed Loops, with funding from state grants, to bring pneumatic tubes to New York&rsquo;s High Line. Rather than rotting in landfills, carrot peels and apple cores from nearby restaurants could travel under the feet of unsuspecting tourists through pneumatic tubes hung below the elevated park. A small facility could turn them into compost right there in the neighborhood.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on garbage disruption and the very pressing problem of waste management worldwide:</p><ul><li><a title="The Uber of waste management is coming for your trash" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131344912/the-uber-of-waste-management-is-coming-for-your-trash" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Uber of waste management is coming for your trash</a></li><li><a title="Tracing how your litter ends up in the ocean" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124445213/tracing-how-your-litter-ends-up-in-the-ocean" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tracing how your litter ends up in the ocean</a></li><li><a title="Transforming a garbage heap into a public park" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130959709/transforming-a-garbage-heap-into-a-public-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Transforming a garbage heap into a public park</a></li><li><a title="Plan to build UK's first building entirely out of waste" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/58632366/plan-to-build-uk-s-first-building-entirely-out-of-waste" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Plan to build UK's first building entirely out of waste</a></li><li><a title="From Trash to Beauty and Back Again" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/25396876/from-trash-to-beauty-and-back-again" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">From Trash to Beauty and Back Again</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147270346/charles-and-ray-eames-meet-freddy-krueger-artist-creates-deformed-furniture "Charles and Ray Eames, meet Freddy Krueger": artist creates deformed furniture Julia Ingalls 2016-02-03T13:38:00-05:00 >2016-02-04T09:08:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1r/1reugtsyr0gqi9co.jpg" width="514" height="315" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>...the pieces in [Wurm's] latest show, Lost, appear as thought your living-room furniture took a nightmarish turn for the worse. Wurm modeled all of the objects in clay before distorting their form by stomping, smashing, or walking on them (the latter method can be seen clearly in the footprints on the torn-up chaise lounge). Wurm then cast the deformed pieces in bronze or polyester and painted [them].</p></em><br /><br /><p>A few pieces from the show:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r2/r20t8b5zykyeycj7.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/82/82cnyv2szsnm87xo.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2a/2agf95db9pb0c33q.jpg"></p><p><em>February is furniture month here on Archinect! Send us your furniture musings, interviews, reviews, designs, projects and investigations for review to be featured on our site. The open call for submissions is effective immediately.</em></p><p><strong>More details&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146366342/this-february-archinect-is-all-about-furniture-and-we-want-your-submissions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</strong></p><p>To satisfy your fix, check out some of Archinect's past furniture-related coverage:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136279503/archinect-s-comparison-of-gorgeous-yet-pragmatic-chair-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's comparison of gorgeous yet pragmatic chair design</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/31484263/google-s-newest-office-looks-like-a-space-station-with-foosball-tables" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google's Newest Office Looks Like A Space Station With Foosball Tables</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/117968112/upstarts-four-o-nine-architecture-and-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UpStarts: Four O Nine architecture and design</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147190864/you-still-have-to-pay-for-the-public-life You (Still) Have to Pay for the Public Life Orhan Ayyüce 2016-02-02T12:49:00-05:00 >2016-02-02T15:02:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9y/9yg59b55uwhh86w4.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Moore&rsquo;s appreciation of Disneyland was notorious in an era when the &lsquo;truthfulness&rsquo; of modern architecture was largely unquestioned.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"No architectural essay of the time foretold the preoccupations of postmodernism more memorably: &ldquo;You Have to Pay&rdquo; featured the very first architectural appreciation of Disneyland, which had opened just ten years earlier. Moore&rsquo;s provocation would be upped three years later when Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour led their studio at Yale &mdash; where Moore was by then dean of architecture &mdash; on the famous field trip that produced Learning from Las Vegas. Moore&rsquo;s acceptance of the intensely synthetic environment anticipated what French postmodern philosopher Jean Baudrillard, touring Disneyland and California a couple of decades later, would announce as the hyper-real. But already in the mid-&rsquo;60s Moore was registering the difference between the traditional old city and the new theme park."</p><p>INTRODUCTION BY SIMON SADLER. ARCHIVAL TEXT BY CHARLES MOORE.&#8203;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147116100/probable-truth-people-don-t-actually-like-creativity Probable truth: People don’t actually like creativity Orhan Ayyüce 2016-02-01T13:51:00-05:00 >2016-02-01T17:19:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0u/0uzxoz7mbh0nh7qb.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Online job boards burst with ads recruiting &ldquo;idea people&rdquo; and &ldquo;out of the box&rdquo; thinkers. We are taught that our own creativity will be celebrated as well, and that if we have good ideas, we will succeed. It&rsquo;s all a lie.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/146826532/artist-creates-real-life-inception-style-photography Artist creates real-life "Inception" style photography Julia Ingalls 2016-01-28T18:33:00-05:00 >2016-01-29T12:23:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/96/96f7og4o6wmgnkj3.jpg" width="514" height="455" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Turkish artist&nbsp;Ayd&#305;n B&uuml;y&uuml;kta&#351;&nbsp;has created warped, three dimensional photographic portraits of various cities, buildings, and landscapes around the world that bring to mind both the trippy dreamscapes of "Inception" and the curved future dwellings in "<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/115115397/material-witness-finale-what-apocalypse-is-made-of" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interstellar</a>." According to his <a href="https://www.facebook.com/aydinbuyuktasphotography/?fref=photo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>, the works are "inspired by Edwin Abbott's book '<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126287888/kickstart-this-archinect-s-kickstarter-picks-for-april-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flatland</a>: A Romance of Many Dimensions.'"&nbsp;Here's a sampling:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ta/ta76p0e0yjhfbhh2.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7k/7kcl9zeb6j53ww2d.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ob/obut28kx23x1dk94.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cm/cm8diwmbx0hdt9o1.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/av/av8h2c72zv84978a.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j1/j1wkk9rhpefhr9qf.jpg"></p><p>His "Parallel Universes 2" series, meanwhile, seemingly mirrors and transports its largely architectural subjects:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ru/ru0gk3z58l4f460j.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146816071/olafur-eliasson-to-storm-versailles Olafur Eliasson to storm Versailles Nicholas Korody 2016-01-28T15:04:00-05:00 >2016-01-28T18:58:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c9/c9tsyemw0bzpb49s.jpg" width="514" height="516" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Palace at Versailles has announced that Olafur Eliasson will display his artworks at the palace and its gardens this year. The Icelandic-Danish artist's exhibition will be on view from June through October, following the well-received installations of contemporary art at the baroque symbol of absolute monarchy by Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos, and French artist Xavier Veilhan...</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>Related:</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146040687/olafur-eliasson-wins-a-crystal-award-for-improving-the-state-of-the-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson wins a Crystal Award for "improving the state of the world"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135028638/olafur-eliasson-opens-ship-themed-pedestrian-bridge-in-copenhagen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson opens ship-themed pedestrian bridge in Copenhagen</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128710925/olafur-eliasson-wants-you-to-design-utopia-out-of-legos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson Wants You to Design Utopia (Out of Legos)</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106942694/olafur-eliasson-turns-louisiana-moma-into-a-riverbed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson turns Louisiana MoMA into a 'Riverbed'</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146808832/between-a-rock-and-a-refurbished-place-inside-700-year-old-uk-luxury-rockhouse Between a rock and a refurbished place: inside 700-year old UK luxury rockhouse Julia Ingalls 2016-01-28T13:13:00-05:00 >2016-01-28T18:45:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v5/v505kpxvdyekw201.jpg" width="514" height="429" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Seven centuries ago, denizens of the&nbsp;Wyre Forest in Worcestershire carved themselves a "<a href="http://www.therockhouseretreat.co.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">rockhouse</a>" from&nbsp;Triassic sandstone. Apparently considered to be among the best of the 40 or so rockhouses currently in earthly existence (including the Kinver Edge Holy Austin Rock)&nbsp;the recently refurbished and restored dwelling is now open to visitors, and features "stylish creature comforts such as&nbsp;under floor heating, rainforest&nbsp;shower&nbsp;and clever ambient lighting for&nbsp;a nurturing and natural ambience." Here's a look inside:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ua/uajiqkgwvv0rihhp.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ww/wwkisxaxblqqrwm8.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n5/n5yhr4yasszi0m3q.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146808835/sweden-plans-mass-expulsion-of-up-to-80-000-refugees Sweden plans mass expulsion of up to 80,000 refugees Nicholas Korody 2016-01-28T13:04:00-05:00 >2016-01-29T11:26:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u7/u7n4c8rj33rdrzr8.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sweden intends to expel as many as 80,000 refugees and migrants who arrived in 2015 and whose applications for asylum have been rejected. [...] Sweden, which is home to 9.8 million people, is one of the European Union countries that has taken in the largest number of refugees in relation to its population. Sweden received more than 160,000 asylum seekers last year, and about 55 of those are expected to be given asylum.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"The planned mass expulsion was announced as Europe struggles to deal with a crisis that has seen tens-of-thousands of refugees arrive on Greek beaches with the passengers - mostly fleeing conflict in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan - undeterred by cold, wintry conditions and deadly seas."</em></p><p><strong>Related:</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140068061/the-vast-majority-of-syrian-refugees-are-seeking-refuge-in-cities-not-camps" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The vast majority of Syrian refugees are seeking refuge in cities, not camps</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139461710/viennese-student-dorms-may-passively-house-refugees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Viennese student dorms may Passively House refugees</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107953878/what-does-the-syrian-refugee-crisis-mean-to-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What Does the Syrian Refugee Crisis Mean to Architecture?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146756658/so-cal-has-dumped-a-lot-of-money-into-transit-projects-but-there-s-been-little-pay-off-so-far So Cal has dumped a lot of money into transit projects, but there's been little pay-off so far Nicholas Korody 2016-01-27T20:36:00-05:00 >2016-01-27T20:36:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j2/j2a6xjux11zmxt8q.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For almost a decade, transit ridership has declined across Southern California despite enormous and costly efforts by top transportation officials to entice people out of their cars and onto buses and trains. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the region's largest carrier, lost more than 10% of its boardings from 2006 to 2015, a decline that appears to be accelerating.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Despite a $9-billion investment in new light rail and subway lines, Metro now has fewer boardings than it did three decades ago, when buses were the county's only transit option."</em></p><p><strong>Related:</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145730131/eric-garcetti-vs-the-car-how-la-s-mayor-plans-to-change-the-way-angele-os-get-around" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eric Garcetti vs the Car: how LA's mayor plans to change the way Angele&ntilde;os get around</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144421098/la-s-freeway-system-is-becoming-an-increasingly-crowded-neighborhood-for-the-city-s-homeless" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA's freeway system is becoming an increasingly crowded 'neighborhood' for the city's homeless</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/146747015/how-record-low-oil-prices-shape-the-fate-of-america-s-boomtown-williston-north-dakota How record low oil prices shape the fate of America's boomtown, Williston, North Dakota Alexander Walter 2016-01-27T17:55:00-05:00 >2016-01-28T13:38:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5n/5nak6frx1jb2ijmn.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Now, after more than five flush years, oil prices are in a prolonged slump, the flow of workers has reversed [...] But Williston believes it can build something more enduring. [...] The city used its newfound wealth to build a $70-million high school, a $68-million recreation center, and new water and sewer systems. It renovated Main Street and created a city position for someone to write parking tickets. Highways have been widened, and an airport is under development.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129097799/a-supermall-grows-in-fracking-country" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A supermall grows in fracking country</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129115534/epa-study-finds-no-evidence-that-fracking-has-lead-to-polluted-drinking-water" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EPA study finds no evidence that fracking has lead to polluted drinking water</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/24445443/north-dakota-is-desperate-to-find-workers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">North Dakota is desperate to find workers</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146746209/man-spends-48-hours-in-vr-without-interruption-and-survives Man spends 48 hours in VR without interruption – and survives Nicholas Korody 2016-01-27T17:17:00-05:00 >2016-01-28T12:30:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e1/e1dc79aecf88eaba9ab430625eaadb39.jpg" width="514" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After staging [a 48-hr long continuous VR experience], [Thorsten] Wiedemann is convinced that &ldquo;long period VR trips&rdquo; are possible, and that current technology is sufficient for such purposes. The only problem was when he had a panic attack after the 25th hour, when he was pretty close to giving up. &ldquo;I had no physical problems, no burning eyes, killing headaches or nausea,&rdquo; Wiedemann says. &ldquo;The path to the future is now prepared..."</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>Related:</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/146286029/this-augmented-reality-helmet-could-revolutionize-the-construction-site" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This augmented reality helmet could revolutionize the construction site</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/146212120/rendered-reality-the-vr-journalism-of-emblematic-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rendered reality: the VR journalism of Emblematic Group</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136435407/using-virtual-reality-to-bridge-the-gap-between-architect-and-client" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Using virtual reality to bridge the gap between architect and client</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146741386/best-snow-ice-architecture-2016-edition Best snow + ice architecture, 2016 edition Julia Ingalls 2016-01-27T14:35:00-05:00 >2016-01-29T10:20:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oj/ojuzn377vsuqn19w.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In China each year, the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/378146/ice-structures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harbin Ice and Snow Festival</a> features both buildings and sculptures constructed entirely of ice and snow, which are augmented with nighttime illumination. Here are a few highlights from this year's festival:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/os/osw6udp51vwzjy3s.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1l/1l0rl7b4hju0dji9.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4u/4uw8fnip6ky90605.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mm/mmftzofe4hamrt12.jpg"></p><p>China doesn't have a lockdown on spectacular ice and snow architecture. The Pyotr Yeropkin-designed 20 meter tall by 50 meter wide Russian Ice Palace, which has been reconstructed every year since 2005 (although the design dates back to 1740) in St. Petersburg, has interior spaces with custom ice furniture:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qz/qz2vamoq0ic728b5.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/blog/article/89511849/snow-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Quebec's Hotel de Glace</a> offers a functional, if chilly, opportunity to experience ice and snow architecture. Each year, guests can stay inside one of its 44 rooms (some of which come with seemingly oxymoronic amenities, like a fireplace):</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yl/yl7vqg998f28uuj7.jpg"></p><p>Lastly, there is the SnowCastle of Kemi by the Gulf of Bothnia in Finland, which is constructed annually and features an accompanying SnowRestaurant, SnowChapel, and SnowHotel. The SnowCastle's official website is carefu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146736553/as-la-densifies-its-iconic-roadside-restaurants-disappear As LA densifies, its iconic roadside restaurants disappear Nicholas Korody 2016-01-27T14:18:00-05:00 >2016-01-28T13:38:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pu/puwkyi9a23e162gk.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The hamburger stand is part of southern California&rsquo;s rich tradition of roadside architecture. These buildings are typically 100 square-foot boxes, with an outdoor window to order and pick up food. Next to the structures are rudimentary dining areas, often consisting of no more than a plastic tarp and a few fold-up chairs and tables [...] The hipsterfication of LA&rsquo;s hamburger stands may... prove the final chapter in the saga of these half-century-old structures.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>Related:</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141782005/regarding-the-remarkable-range-of-prefab-self-built-movable-and-vernacular-dwellings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Regarding the remarkable range of prefab, self-built, movable, and vernacular dwellings</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127711075/l-a-city-council-officially-votes-norms-restaurant-as-historic-and-cultural-landmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">L.A. City Council Officially Votes Norms Restaurant as "Historic and Cultural Landmark"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118442689/moments-in-fast-food-urbanism-first-taco-bell-may-be-demolished" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moments in Fast Food Urbanism: First Taco Bell may be demolished</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/51499334/googie-architecture-of-the-space-age" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Googie: Architecture of the Space Age</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146668906/michael-kimmelman-on-the-state-of-affordable-housing-in-nyc Michael Kimmelman on the state of affordable housing in NYC Alexander Walter 2016-01-26T17:28:00-05:00 >2016-01-26T17:28:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d6/d614d3067fcce7406e9c9b417704aa9a.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New York City once set the standard for subsidized housing. The city started out building and maintaining tens of thousands of apartments for working families, sponsoring job training and social programs. It ran a budget surplus. [...] Now the Village is like a gated playground for runaway wealth. Subsidized apartments all across town are converting to market-rate rentals and condos faster than City Hall can build affordable units or preserve old ones.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127597504/nyc-s-public-housing-woes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYC's public-housing woes</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139598283/the-promising-affordable-housing-of-hunters-point-south" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The promising affordable housing of Hunters Point South</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141813298/my-micro-nyc-apartment-complex-is-officially-renting" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">My Micro NYC Apartment Complex Is Officially Renting</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146660050/the-unexpected-survival-story-of-the-last-shotgun-house-in-santa-monica The unexpected survival story of the last "shotgun" house in Santa Monica Nicholas Korody 2016-01-26T14:42:00-05:00 >2016-01-26T14:42:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rr/rrhp89c7jxr1kbyn.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Small houses can tell big stories," read the apt white words on the pamphlet's blue cover. The shotgun house's Ocean Park neighborhood had once been full of such modest dwellings. It was a working-class place &mdash; home to carpenters and painters and people who washed other people's laundry. But that kind of history most often is erased over time, as little houses make way for bigger ones. Ordinary people often don't chronicle their lives &mdash; and when they leave, their stories do too.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/or/orgxhuh62203bla9.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e1/e1tecuyfi1ow6d8s.jpg"></p><p><strong>Related:</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146273961/stop-the-unpermitted-demolition-roche-dinkeloo-s-shiny-un-plaza-hotel-lobby-might-be-remodeled" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Stop the unpermitted demolition": Roche Dinkeloo's shiny UN Plaza Hotel lobby might be remodeled</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146138891/it-s-easier-now-to-tear-down-historic-homes-in-beverly-hills-than-before-is-this-progress-or-folly" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">It's easier now to tear down "historic homes" in Beverly Hills than before &ndash; is this progress or folly?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145531770/preserving-a-home-in-all-its-marred-glory" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Preserving a Home in All Its Marred Glory</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144579300/selective-memory-old-penn-station-ruined-before-it-was-ruined" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Selective memory: Old Penn Station, ruined before it was ruined</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146654404/honoring-the-maverick-british-architects Honoring the "Maverick" British architects Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-01-26T13:15:00-05:00 >2016-01-27T12:03:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5x/5ximkdfbi0q4hcfz.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Is there no architecture that can bare its soul without simultaneously crushing you with its ego, that stirs, moves, troubles, provokes, inspires? [...] A glimmer of an alternative is suggested by Mavericks: Breaking the Mould of British Architecture, an installation opening next week [...] The installation is designed by the architect Alex Scott-Whitby, previously best known for proposing that the spires of City of London churches be adapted to make creative workspaces.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"Mavericks: Breaking the Mould of British Architecture" runs at London's Royal Academy of Art from January 26 through April 20, and features the work of FAT, Robert Smythson, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Zaha Hadid, James Stirling, and many others.</p><p>Related news:</p><ul><li><a title="Richard Rogers' Homeshell built in 24 hours at London's Royal Academy" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/79912086/richard-rogers-homeshell-built-in-24-hours-at-london-s-royal-academy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richard Rogers' Homeshell built in 24 hours at London's Royal Academy</a></li><li><a title="Thomas Heatherwick named WSJ. Magazine&rsquo;s 2015 Design Innovator" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140814059/thomas-heatherwick-named-wsj-magazine-s-2015-design-innovator" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Heatherwick named WSJ. Magazine&rsquo;s 2015 Design Innovator</a></li><li><a title='National council member accuses RIBA of "institutional racism", prompting investigation' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142607772/national-council-member-accuses-riba-of-institutional-racism-prompting-investigation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National council member accuses RIBA of "institutional racism", prompting investigation</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146650375/the-future-of-new-york-s-skyline The Future of New York’s Skyline Richard Meier & Partners 2016-01-26T11:44:00-05:00 >2016-01-29T11:52:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w9/w9bt2ibsswmkqsub.jpg" width="514" height="295" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The biggest names impacting New York&rsquo;s skyline come together to discuss the projects that now epitomize the city, the ever-evolving real estate market and what&rsquo;s next for New York&rsquo;s neighborhoods.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/146593376/a-blueprint-can-give-you-an-idea-but-this-cements-it-for-you-vr-s-promising-future-in-architectural-communications "A blueprint can give you an idea, but this cements it for you.” – VR's promising future in architectural communications Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-01-25T18:00:00-05:00 >2016-02-03T17:51:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l0/l0jhsenafaf0phkl.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>LHB has become one of the nation&rsquo;s first design firms to incorporate virtual reality, or VR, across the sweep of its in-house teams [...] &ldquo;With VR, you can inhabit the space in full scale...You get a far more physical sense of what that space is going to be.&rdquo; [...] Virtual reality also has potential to be &ldquo;the great equalizer,&rdquo; LHB&rsquo;s Fischer noted. A middle-school maintenance worker can put on a VR headset and notice design flaws that might go unnoticed by project managers.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More from the VR-desk:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/146212120/rendered-reality-the-vr-journalism-of-emblematic-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rendered reality: the VR journalism of Emblematic Group</a></li><li><a title="Are virtual reality systems sexist?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144578296/are-virtual-reality-systems-sexist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Are virtual reality systems sexist?</a></li><li><a title="Using virtual reality to bridge the gap between architect and client" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136435407/using-virtual-reality-to-bridge-the-gap-between-architect-and-client" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Using virtual reality to bridge the gap between architect and client</a></li><li><a title="Drury architecture students are experimenting with virtual reality technology Oculus Rift" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97789711/drury-architecture-students-are-experimenting-with-virtual-reality-technology-oculus-rift" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Drury architecture students are experimenting with virtual reality technology Oculus Rift</a></li><li><a title='Spacemaker VR lets designers "walk through" their own 3D creations' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/87089321/spacemaker-vr-lets-designers-walk-through-their-own-3d-creations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spacemaker VR lets designers "walk through" their own 3D creations</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146580484/building-our-best-nature-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-8-with-scott-merrill-winner-of-this-year-s-driehaus-prize Building Our Best Nature: Archinect Sessions One-to-One #8 with Scott Merrill, winner of this year's Driehaus Prize Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-01-25T14:30:00-05:00 >2016-01-28T20:30:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eo/eou32uaal7vwu29n.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Scott Merrill, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146196718/scott-merrill-wins-the-2016-driehaus-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">winner of this year&rsquo;s Driehaus Prize</a> for his work under his firm <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/31469/merrill-pastor-colgan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Merrill, Pastor &amp; Colgan</a>, studied economics before getting an MArch at Yale, and found inspiration early in his career from Vermont's vernacular architectures. He began practicing solo in Florida in 1990, and works at a range of scales, in a form true to what the Driehaus celebrates: traditional, classical architecture. The award, started in 2003 by the architecture school at Notre Dame, celebrates (and gives $200,000 to) an architect whose work &ldquo;embodies the highest ideals of traditional and classical architecture in contemporary society, and creates a positive cultural, environmental, and artistic impact.&rdquo;</p><p>Scott spoke with me about what the prize means to him, and his view of architecture as primarily about serving our human nature, not fulfilling a formal agenda.</p><p>Listen to One-to-One #8 with&nbsp;<strong>Scott Merrill</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 the the new&nbsp;"Archinect Sessions One-to-One" podcast</a></li><li><strong>Sound...</strong></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146363126/you-can-now-explore-the-guggenheim-rotunda-galleries-online-via-google-street-view You can now explore the Guggenheim rotunda galleries online via Google Street View Alexander Walter 2016-01-22T18:28:00-05:00 >2016-02-02T22:31:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cy/cyh7p3i6jjyf1k8h.jpg" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Online visitors from around the world can now explore the interior of the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright&ndash;designed Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum through Google Street View technology. Additionally, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, in collaboration with the Google Cultural Institute, has made available over 120 artworks from its collection for online viewing. [...] The Guggenheim&rsquo;s architecture presented unique challenges for Google&rsquo;s engineers and Street View team.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1l/1l3ku3vj1nwrban1.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5r/5r54my4mtydqa7o0.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yc/ycue6s3wwizi0uv7.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dv/dv8zckcnvypx73g9.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fr/fr0ktsot7iw5gk8n.jpg"></p><p>Ready to immerse yourself? Click <a href="https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/solomon-r-guggenheim-museum-interior-streetview/jAHfbv3JGM2KaQ?projectId=art-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to start your stroll down the rotunda.</p><p><em>All images courtesy of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.&nbsp;</em></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115731034/google-is-letting-you-visit-museums-around-the-world-using-street-view-and-youtube" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google is letting you visit museums around the world using Street View and Youtube</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135747100/google-street-view-captures-beautiful-public-space-transformations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google Street View captures beautiful public space transformations</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107640149/alvar-aalto-gets-a-close-look-from-google-s-cultural-institute" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alvar Aalto gets a close look from Google's Cultural Institute</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146361522/the-strength-of-chinese-suburbia The strength of Chinese suburbia Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-01-22T17:38:00-05:00 >2016-01-22T17:38:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gh/ghb2xtx5dnq2tztv.jpg" width="514" height="389" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As of the 2010 census, the vast majority of Shanghai&rsquo;s population lived in suburban areas. Between 2000 and 2010, suburban areas grew by 50 percent or more, compared to the city&rsquo;s central districts, which grew slower or in some cases even shrank [...] The villagers who join the urban economy, then, don&rsquo;t go downtown, but to the settlements that dot the fringes of the city. The industries that really help China to grow are here, too</p></em><br /><br /><p>More related news:</p><ul><li><a title="China to sustainably build 10 New York City's worth of space in the next decade" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145119991/china-to-sustainably-build-10-new-york-city-s-worth-of-space-in-the-next-decade" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">China to sustainably build 10 New York City's worth of space in the next decade</a></li><li><a title="In weaker market, architecture firms in China are cutting back" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134029472/in-weaker-market-architecture-firms-in-china-are-cutting-back" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In weaker market, architecture firms in China are cutting back</a></li><li><a title="China hopes to improve its cities with newly released urban planning vision" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144427543/china-hopes-to-improve-its-cities-with-newly-released-urban-planning-vision" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">China hopes to improve its cities with newly released urban planning vision</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/116348258/student-works-townization-a-new-chinese-urbanization-paradigm-from-the-gsd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Student Works: "Townization", a new Chinese urbanization paradigm from the GSD</a></li><li><a title="China relaxes restrictions on who gets perks of urban public services" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143363013/china-relaxes-restrictions-on-who-gets-perks-of-urban-public-services" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">China relaxes restrictions on who gets perks of urban public services</a></li></ul>