Archinect - News 2016-07-28T14:20:38-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149960403/yale-dean-deborah-berke-advocates-pluralism-in-pedagogy Yale Dean Deborah Berke advocates pluralism in pedagogy Julia Ingalls 2016-07-28T13:45:00-04:00 >2016-07-28T13:46:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x1/x114l424y40vih2e.jpg" width="514" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Deborah Berke, a practicing architect with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1466/deborah-berke-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a firm of over 60 employees</a> and former adjunct Yale professor, has replaced the inimitable <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/33199/robert-a-m-stern-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert "Bob" A.M. Stern</a> as the dean of the Yale School of Architecture. Berke has ideas about how to shape the future of the school's pedagogy. In an interview with the <a href="http://www.ctpost.com/living/article/Deborah-Berke-becomes-the-first-woman-dean-of-8403952.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CTPost</a>, she lays out her vision, which is centered on advancing the "history of pluralism":&nbsp;</p><p><em>In terms of curriculum, her definition of pluralism will expand to include more emphasis on how architecture can respond to the impact of climate change and globalization, both of which she emphasizes as &ldquo;rapid.&rdquo; For the student body, which is already about 50 percent female, and faculty, pluralism translates to broader diversity.</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;Let&rsquo;s put it this way,&rdquo; she says, &ldquo;the profession of architecture does not look like the population at large and I am going to work hard toward having the architects we train and the architects who teach be more reflective of the population at large.&rdquo;</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c3/c3fr8vzokwzk8zdm.jpg"></p><p>More on Deborah Be...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960179/peter-marino-accused-of-racial-discrimination-and-sexism-countersues-over-alleged-homophobic-slurs Peter Marino, accused of racial discrimination and sexism, countersues over alleged homophobic slurs Nicholas Korody 2016-07-27T13:23:00-04:00 >2016-07-28T13:38:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tz/tzaryq492bbnunl4.jpg" width="514" height="558" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/20628155/peter-marino-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Marino</a>, the leather-clad architect best known for his collaborations with fashion labels, was sued last year for racial discrimination by a former employee. Now, he's accusing the employee of making homophobic slurs, according to a <a href="http://nypost.com/2016/07/26/architect-accused-of-racial-discrimination-countersues-over-gay-slurs/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">report</a> by the New York Post.</p><p>Deirdre O'Brien worked for Marino for 14 years before, allegedly, being fired after complaining when Marino called her a "c--t." He's also been accused of using the n-word.</p><p>In response, Marino has accused O'Brien called a male co-worker a "big homo" and sent "explicit pornographic images" from her work email address.</p><p>For more on Marino, check out past Archinect coverage:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115194085/bass-lifts-the-lid-on-treasure-trove-interview-with-peter-marino" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bass lifts the lid on treasure trove: interview with Peter Marino</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112957036/peter-marino-exhibition-to-open-at-the-bass-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Marino Exhibition to Open at the Bass Museum</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90068035/john-edwards-lecture-2013-peter-marino-in-conversation-with-marc-jacobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Edwards Lecture 2013: Peter Marino in conversation with Marc Jacobs</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960017/median-an-urbanism-exhibition-from-the-most-privileged-and-uninhabitable-location-in-los-angeles-the-middle-of-the-road MEDIAN: an urbanism exhibition from "the most privileged and uninhabitable location in Los Angeles—the middle of the road." Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-26T18:28:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T13:20:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wa/wafxtk2ald9610yt.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Now through August 25, take an immersive, tongue-in-cheeky video tour through Los Angeles at&nbsp;WUHO Gallery, with&nbsp;David Hartwell and Bill Ferehawk's "MEDIAN".</p><p>Enter the narrow, deep gallery space and be at the center of MEDIAN&ndash;an "experimental moving image installation" projected onto the length of WUHO's walls, in parallel. From the viewer's position in the middle of the gallery, atop a double-yellow line, they assume the perspective of "the most privileged and uninhabitable location in Los Angeles&mdash;the middle of the road." Through a mixture of film and animation, the projected narrative takes LA's roadside urbanity to whacky, cartoonish, stereotyped, and whimsical ends.</p><p>Take a look below:</p><p></p><p>More information on MEDIAN available <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/event/920/median-an-experimental-moving-image-installation-opens-at-wuho-gallery-in-hollywood-on-july-14/149957252" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>. WUHO Gallery is open Friday, Saturday and Sundays, noon to 5pm.&nbsp;The exhibition is presented by LA Forum.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959976/the-unusual-tale-of-how-luis-barrag-n-became-a-diamond The unusual tale of how Luis Barragán became a diamond Justine Testado 2016-07-26T15:28:00-04:00 >2016-07-26T15:29:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/38/38t7cfxnrxnbar95.jpg" width="251" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Magid agrees with those who argue that the Barrag&aacute;n archive should be open to the public and returned to Mexico, but she insists that this is not her focus. &ldquo;If that&rsquo;s what my intentions were, I don&rsquo;t think I&rsquo;d make art,&rdquo; she told me. &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve always called the archive her lover. To marry one man, she negotiated owning another man, whom she&rsquo;s devoted her life to. It&rsquo;s a weird love triangle, and I&rsquo;m the other woman.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>&ldquo;&lsquo;It intrigued me as a gothic love story,&rsquo; [Magid] said, &lsquo;with a copyright-and-intellectual-property-rights subplot.&rsquo;&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><p>A fascinating story about &ldquo;architectural preservation&rdquo; that focuses on an artist's elaborate negotiation to open Luis Barrag&aacute;n's tightly controlled archive to the public in his native Mexico &mdash; and the unusual &ldquo;love triangle&rdquo; behind it. The story begins with conceptual&nbsp;artist Jill Magid, whose work questions&nbsp;the boundaries of institutional power and law. In her latest performance art piece, Magid&nbsp;had&nbsp;Barrag&aacute;n's ashes compressed into a 2.02 carat diamond, which was transformed into an engagement ring for architectural historian Federica Zanco. Magid would then &ldquo;propose&rdquo; to Zanco in exchange for Barrag&aacute;n's entire archive.</p><p>Zanco first&nbsp;received the archive as a gift from a Swiss businessman who purchased it and the copyrights for $3 million in 1995, in lieu of an engagement ring. Since then, everyone from architects to students to museum staff members have been denied acc...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959841/how-patients-would-redesign-the-psychiatric-ward How patients would redesign the psychiatric ward Justine Testado 2016-07-25T21:04:00-04:00 >2016-07-26T12:03:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gd/gdm8e5hpwuxwwqfe.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[James] Leadbitter called it &ldquo;a playful and exciting space for redesigning madness, a utopian attempt at what a mental health hospital could be like.&rdquo; Each structure...is an abstract interpretation of the feedback from the workshops, designed to offer varying levels &ldquo;of privacy and intimacy ranging from total isolation to complete togetherness.&rdquo; &ldquo;This is only a small glimpse of a project that has huge potential to influence the way we think about the design of mental health care environments,&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>More than 300 patients, architects, and psychiatrists pitched their ideas on how they would redesign the psychiatric ward for &ldquo;Madlove: A Designer Asylum&rdquo;, a collaborative project conceived by artist and activist James Leadbitter, who has suffered from mental illness and has stayed at several psychiatric wards himself. Leadbitter wanted to address the direct negative effects that&nbsp;terribly designed wards have on patients.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149958839/do-cities-make-you-go-crazy-on-the-link-between-urban-living-and-psychosis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Do cities make you go crazy? On the link between urban living and psychosis</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149956324/architects-constitute-the-fifth-most-likely-profession-to-commit-suicide" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects constitute the fifth most likely profession to commit suicide</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138879113/an-environmental-psychologist-on-why-boring-design-is-bad-for-your-health" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An environmental psychologist on why boring design is bad for your health</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959805/athletes-refuse-to-move-into-rio-s-olympic-village-citing-blocked-toilets-leaking-pipes-and-exposed-wiring Athletes refuse to move into Rio's Olympic Village, citing “blocked toilets, leaking pipes and exposed wiring” Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-25T17:09:00-04:00 >2016-07-26T14:18:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eh/ehxnzf9js8zolcba.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sunday was supposed to be move-in day for many athletes, but the leader of the Australian Olympic delegation said its athletes would not be checking in because of problems with the gas, electricity and plumbing. [...] delegations from Britain, New Zealand and other countries were experiencing similar problems in the village, which is in an area of western Rio called Barra da Tijuca.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The official start to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will go ahead on August 5, despite ongoing concerns over the spread of the Zika virus, political upheaval, economic distress, polluted competition waters, and now, questionable athlete facilities.</p><p>More from the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/25/sports/olympics/rio-olympic-village-australia.html?smid=fb-nytimes&amp;smtyp=cur&amp;_r=0&amp;mtrref=go.redirectingat.com&amp;gwh=B99BF27C1089AE628073F1496F6FFE5E&amp;gwt=pay" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>New York Times</em></a>:</p><p><em>Olympic officials said they expected the issues to be resolved within a few days. They said the village had officially opened Sunday morning and, as planned, a few hundred delegation members had moved in.</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;There are some adjustments that we are dealing with and will be resolved in a short while,&rdquo; said Carlos Nuzman, the president of the organizing committee. &ldquo;Every Olympic village, because of their magnitude, needs some adjustments until it becomes perfect. The important thing is that everything will be resolved before the Games, without disturbing the athletes.&rdquo;</em></p><p>Get caught up on what's happening in Rio:</p><ul><li><a title="Rio mayor admits Olympics were a &ldquo;missed opportunity&rdquo;, but believes the city has been unfairly portrayed" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957955/rio-mayor-admits-olympics-were-a-missed-opportunity-but-believes-the-city-has-been-unfairly-portrayed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rio mayor admits Olympics were a &ldquo;missed opportunity&rdquo;, but believes the city has been unfairly por...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959721/moscow-s-own-version-of-pok-mon-go-will-let-you-catch-famous-figures-from-russian-history Moscow's own version of Pokémon Go will let you "catch" famous figures from Russian history Alexander Walter 2016-07-25T13:46:00-04:00 >2016-07-25T17:09:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ul/ul5j1o8a3f0aa0je.jpg" width="514" height="306" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Moscow City Hall has announced the launch of its own version of online game &ldquo;Pokemon Go.&rdquo; Russians will be asked to find and "catch" historical figures in the streets of the capital via an app called &ldquo;Know Moscow.Photo.&rdquo; [...] people will be able to catch and take a selfie with [...] Yury Gagarin, Alexander Pushkin, Pyotr Chaikovsky, [founder of the first Russian university] Mikhail Lomonosov, Ivan the Terrible, Peter the Great, Napoleon Bonaparte and the tsar Aleksei Mikhailovich,&rdquo; [...]</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957911/no-pok-mon-go-is-not-an-urban-fantasy-for-the-new-flaneur" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">No, Pok&eacute;mon Go is not an urban fantasy for the new flaneur</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944736/moscow-s-metro-expansion-moves-ahead-of-schedule" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moscow's metro expansion moves ahead of schedule</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935791/moscow-s-iconic-shukhov-tower-added-to-world-monuments-fund-watch-list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moscow's iconic Shukhov Tower added to World Monuments Fund Watch List</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959446/from-seedbed-to-lobby-for-the-time-being From 'Seedbed' to 'Lobby for the time being' Nam Henderson 2016-07-23T15:30:00-04:00 >2016-07-25T16:09:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cl/cl7aj7ijet0743z1.jpg" width="514" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As far as the art world was concerned, his leap into architecture &mdash; designs for things like public parks, airport rest areas and a man-made island &mdash; was almost as if Mr. Acconci decided to enter the witness protection program. But he disappeared right in the art world&rsquo;s midst, continuing to teach generations of art students</p></em><br /><br /><p>On the occasion of Vito Acconci's first&nbsp;<a href="http://momaps1.org/exhibitions/view/411" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">retrospective in the United States</a>,&nbsp;in more than three decades, Randy Kennedy held a&nbsp;series of interviews over three months&nbsp;with the artist.&nbsp;</p><p>See also; in the <strong>News:</strong> (via&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/89572/vito-power-less" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architect's Newspaper</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92686/j-vito" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the J. Crew catalog</a>&nbsp;and a&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85524/vice-on-vito" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vice/VBS.TV six part interview</a>) or&nbsp;Lian Chikako Chang's <a href="http://archinect.com/lian/vito-acconci-again-and-again" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">live-blog of a lecture</a> he gave in&nbsp;Piper, back in 2011)</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959398/executive-director-of-open-architecture-collaborative-responds-to-lawsuit-against-architecture-for-humanity Executive Director of Open Architecture Collaborative responds to lawsuit against Architecture for Humanity Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-22T18:04:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T23:45:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x9/x9h8gywaxcs9mnzs.jpg" width="514" height="503" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Whatever the outcome, we will learn from their actions. I am confident that those who committed wrongdoing will be held accountable, and that any malfeasance will come to light. I am also confident that the final story will adequately celebrate all the good that AFH did.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148196237/architecture-for-humanity-s-next-chapter-garrett-jacobs-executive-director-of-afh-offshoot-the-chapter-network-on-one-to-one-11" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Garrett Jacobs</a>, executive director of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149933953/introducing-open-architecture-collaborative-the-rebranded-offshoot-of-architecture-for-humanity-affiliates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Open Architecture Collaborative</a>, responded to the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957412/architecture-for-humanity-is-being-sued-for-3m-for-mismanaging-funds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">$3M lawsuit against AFH</a> via a statement on medium, taking care to make clear as crystal the fact that while OAC grew out of AFH, it is "unequivocally an independent organization, a California LLC and Public Benefactor Corporation, and is pursuing our own 501(c)3 federal nonprofit status." As such,&nbsp;OAC won't be affected by the lawsuit.</p><p>After AFH <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118513336/architecture-for-humanity-to-shut-down" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shuttered</a> and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121590852/architecture-for-humanity-to-file-for-bankruptcy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">announced bankruptcy</a>&nbsp;in early 2015, many volunteers felt as if the rug had been pulled underneath them, unsure of what led to such an end. About a year later, the OAC was founded on the basis of the strong community of volunteers who hoped to continue AFH's mission. While the lawsuit may not affect the OAC structurally or its members directly, it could certainly change the way the volunteers regard AFH&mdash;potentially compromising its much-lauded reputation as a non-profit focused on humanitarian design.</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Architecture for Humanity's Next Chapter: Garrett Jacobs, executive director of AFH-offshoot the Chapter Network, on One-to-One #11" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148196237/architecture-for-humanity-s-next-chapter-garrett-jacobs-executive-director-of-afh-offshoot-the-chapter-network-on-one-to-one-11" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture for Hu...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959104/on-decentralizing-the-olympics On decentralizing the Olympics Justine Testado 2016-07-21T14:23:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T01:37:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ht/htgz9jxmofjoobql.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>More broadly, this reconfiguration would make the games, for the first time, a truly global event. Dozens of countries that could never afford to host the Olympics in their current form &ndash; Kenya, Thailand, Chile, to name a few &ndash; might easily host a single Olympic sport. Rather than being an occasion for nationalistic displays by a single, powerful host country, the Olympics would become a celebration of human diversity.</p></em><br /><br /><p>With overwhelming evidence that hosting the Olympics is a huge burden for several cities, Paul Christesen, a Professor of Classics at Dartmouth, makes a case for the possible advantages of having Olympic sports competitions take place in different cities throughout the globe. He also makes suggestions on how decentralizing the Games can be carried out to other aspects of the event.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957955/rio-mayor-admits-olympics-were-a-missed-opportunity-but-believes-the-city-has-been-unfairly-portrayed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rio mayor admits Olympics were a &ldquo;missed opportunity&rdquo;, but believes the city has been unfairly portrayed</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149951809/the-rapid-gentrification-of-rio-s-favelas-in-advance-of-the-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The rapid gentrification of Rio's favelas in advance of the Olympics</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940794/california-pledges-to-pick-up-some-of-the-cost-overruns-of-la-2024-olympic-bid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">California pledges to pick up (some of the) cost overruns of LA 2024 Olympic bid</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942166/logo-design-chosen-for-2020-tokyo-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Logo design chosen for 2020 Tokyo Olympics</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145735758/tokyo-olympics-refusing-to-pay-zaha-hadid-for-work-on-the-national-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tokyo Olympics refusing to pay Zaha Hadid for work on the national stadium</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959090/christopher-hawthorne-on-the-republican-national-convention-s-architecture-it-s-as-if-a-bunch-of-mud-covered-actors-from-game-of-thrones-or-the-crucible-wandered-into-an-apple-store Christopher Hawthorne on the Republican National Convention's architecture: "It’s as if a bunch of mud-covered actors from 'Game of Thrones' or 'The Crucible' wandered into an Apple store." Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-21T13:04:00-04:00 >2016-07-21T18:56:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r7/r7anl2c56xbs0pm6.jpg" width="514" height="273" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>the set is a shotgun marriage of Star Trek and Macbook modern, with perhaps a touch &mdash;&nbsp;in the rounded stairs, lighted from below &mdash;&nbsp;of Art Deco. [...] The goal seems to be a series of smooth surfaces to which none of the more direct ad hominem verbal attacks or accusations of plagiarism might stick &mdash; a slate that can be wiped clean whenever a change in tone or direction is wanted. Call it Teflon minimalism.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Hawthorne's Teflon comparison is particularly evocative, given one of the latest incidents last night at the RNC, when Ted Cruz didn't endorse Trump during his primetime address. He was booed off the stage.</p><p>The Republican National Convention's last day in Cleveland is today, themed "Make America One Again", with speakers Peter Thiel, Tom Barrack, Ivanka Trump and the one, the only, Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump.</p><p>More News from the 2016 Presidential campaign:</p><ul><li><a title="Yeah, so about Melania Trump's architecture degree..." href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149958855/yeah-so-about-melania-trump-s-architecture-degree" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yeah, so about Melania Trump's architecture degree...</a></li><li><a title="Hillary Clinton campaign ad highlights architect screwed by Trump" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149956644/hillary-clinton-campaign-ad-highlights-architect-screwed-by-trump" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hillary Clinton campaign ad highlights architect screwed by Trump</a></li><li><a title="What does Donald Trump's architecture reveal about his politics?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148423518/what-does-donald-trump-s-architecture-reveal-about-his-politics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What does Donald Trump's architecture reveal about his politics?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958855/yeah-so-about-melania-trump-s-architecture-degree Yeah, so about Melania Trump's architecture degree... Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-20T14:02:00-04:00 >2016-07-21T23:14:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mj/mj3blywy2byzsv4c.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When Melania Trump&rsquo;s much-anticipated address at the Republican National Convention on Monday provoked outrage for <a href="https://twitter.com/NBCNightlyNews/status/755803537653764096" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">plagiarizing Michelle Obama&rsquo;s speech</a> at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, the typically demure member of Trump&rsquo;s campaign suddenly became the center of a lot of negative press.</p><p>The ensuing wave of critical attention towards Melania Trump dug up other questionable details about her position in the campaign&mdash;among them, its claim that she obtained &ldquo;a degree in design and architecture at University in Slovenia&rdquo;, according to her bio in the <a href="http://convention.gop/post/147558746375/2016-gop-convention-program-announced" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GOP Convention&rsquo;s program</a>. The same information appears on Melania Trump&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.melaniatrump.com/my-world/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">official website</a>.</p><p>An obvious red flag, pointed out by <a href="http://www.snopes.com/melania-trump-architecture-degree/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">snopes.com</a>, is that &ldquo;There is no &lsquo;University in Slovenia,&rsquo; nor is there a &lsquo;University of Slovenia.&rsquo;&rdquo; Previous to the RNC, multiple profiles of Melania Trump (including those for <a href="http://www.gq.com/story/melania-trump-gq-interview" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GQ</a> and <a href="http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/05/09/who-is-melania-trump" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The New Yorker</a>) had looked into her academic background and reported that she did indeed attend the school of architecture a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958839/do-cities-make-you-go-crazy-on-the-link-between-urban-living-and-psychosis Do cities make you go crazy? On the link between urban living and psychosis Nicholas Korody 2016-07-20T13:08:00-04:00 >2016-07-22T12:29:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mc/mc2djgn3hl7582w8.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The link between psychosis and city living was first noticed by American psychiatrists in the early 1900s who found that asylum patients were more likely to come from built-up areas. This association was sporadically rediscovered throughout the following century until researchers verified the association from the 1990s onwards with systematic and statistically controlled studies that tested people in the community as well as in clinics.</p></em><br /><br /><p>While the data shows a clear link between city living and schizophrenia, the correlation doesn't hold for other mental health afflictions like depression. This signifies that the city doesn't necessarily have a general detrimental effect on well-being. And there's no conclusive proof that the city&nbsp;<em>causes</em>&nbsp;psychosis, even if there's clearly some relationship going on.</p><p>For more public health matters related to urban life, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149951667/working-indoors-not-enough-to-protect-you-from-air-pollution-according-to-new-study" target="_blank">Working indoors not enough to protect you from air pollution, according to new study</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944855/billions-exposed-to-dangerous-air-as-pollution-grows-at-alarming-rates-around-the-world" target="_blank">Billions exposed to dangerous air as pollution grows at alarming rates around the world</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934807/the-designers-reinventing-a-visit-to-planned-parenthood" target="_blank">The designers reinventing a visit to Planned Parenthood</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141016474/sick-people-in-scandinavia-can-check-into-these-patient-hotels-as-hospital-alternatives" target="_blank">Sick people in Scandinavia can check into these "patient hotels" as hospital alternatives</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958706/the-national-building-museum-s-blockbuster-ball-pit-is-coming-to-tampa-next-month The National Building Museum's blockbuster ball pit is coming to Tampa next month Justine Testado 2016-07-19T18:35:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T00:54:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8l/8lq3ugu6sbhwzdst.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>How can anyone forget <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/94643/snarkitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Snarkitecture</a>'s giant monochromatic ball pit that took over the National Building Museum's Great Hall <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131329607/snarkitecture-s-10-000-sq-ft-indoor-beach-at-the-national-building-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">last summer</a>? Following a wildly successful run that attracted a record-breaking 160,000 visitors,&nbsp;The BEACH is making a comeback at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida starting August 5. Plus, general admission is free!&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dx/dxtp9ao3gcnodmho.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c0/c0srymuj3b8tsqlo.jpg"><br><em>Photos by Noah Kalina.</em></p><p>It also looks like the installation is coming back bigger than before, spanning 15,000 square feet with a 75-foot-wide &ldquo;shoreline&rdquo;, and comprising 1.2 million of the antimicrobial plastic balls. The NBM version was 10,000 square feet, and its more than 650,000 plastic balls were reused in Hou de Sousa's <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4773/play-ball-get-a-glimpse-of-hou-de-sousa-s-winning-re-ball-installation-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">winning design</a>&nbsp;of the Dupont Underground's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135574011/the-beach-to-be-reincarnated-in-arts-competition-for-d-c-s-dupont-underground-initiative" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Re-Ball! competition</a>.&nbsp;No word as of yet if and how the Tampa installation will be recycled.</p><p>If you plan on diving into the ball pit at the arena, keep a close watch on your loose belongings when &ldquo;splashing&rdquo; around. The Tampa Bay Times writes&nbsp;that more than 1,000 items were lost at the...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958698/forget-ball-pits-amazon-is-growing-over-3-000-plant-species-to-fill-its-new-downtown-seattle-hq Forget ball pits – Amazon is growing over 3,000 plant species to fill its new downtown Seattle HQ Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-19T17:33:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T00:10:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vo/vou6d4ab222ddejn.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>the spheres will be packed with a plant collection worthy of top-notch conservatories, allowing Amazon employees to amble through tree canopies three stories off the ground, meet with colleagues in rooms with walls made from vines and eat kale Caesar salads next to an indoor creek. [...] &ldquo;The whole idea was to get people to think more creatively, maybe come up with a new idea they wouldn&rsquo;t have if they were just in their office,&rdquo; said Dale Alberda, the lead architect on the project at NBBJ</p></em><br /><br /><p>While the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/104803779/aftershock-3-brains-and-the-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">benefits of greenery for employee productivity</a> is well established, and any good tech company needs to play up the "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115745518/archinect-s-lexicon-serendipity-machine" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">serendipity machine</a>" game, Amazon is taking this to an architectural level:</p><p><em>The spheres will have meeting areas called treehouses, and suspension bridges high off the ground that will be just wobbly enough to quicken the pulses of employees who walk over them. &ldquo;Amazon said, &lsquo;Make this fun,&rsquo;&rdquo; said Mr. Alberda, the architect.</em></p><p>More on Amazon's new downtown digs:</p><ul><li><a title="How long until Amazon conquers downtown Seattle?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955450/how-long-until-amazon-conquers-downtown-seattle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How long until Amazon conquers downtown Seattle?</a></li><li><a title="1-star Amazon reviews of famous architecture texts" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140411729/1-star-amazon-reviews-of-famous-architecture-texts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1-star Amazon reviews of famous architecture texts</a></li><li><a title=" From Apple to Amazon: The New Monuments to Digital Domination" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/87912010/from-apple-to-amazon-the-new-monuments-to-digital-domination" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">From Apple to Amazon: The New Monuments to Digital Domination</a></li><li><a title="NBBJ designs biospheres for Amazon's Seattle headquarters" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/73646965/nbbj-designs-biospheres-for-amazon-s-seattle-headquarters" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NBBJ designs biospheres for Amazon's Seattle headquarters</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957352/reflections-on-binational-urbanism-by-ryan-dewey Reflections on Binational Urbanism by Ryan Dewey BOARD 2016-07-18T20:59:00-04:00 >2016-07-19T17:18:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9u/9upgubpoxeana0iz.jpg" width="514" height="420" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Earlier in my career I was based in Chicago but I was working in Nigeria and also doing some graduate work in the summer in England.<br><br>The longest trip I packed for was 60 days in the same suitcase and it covered a month in England and a month in Nigeria.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nb/nbwpzsythli6o4vr.jpg"><br><br>It was a tough time in my life, but it was also kind of utopian as well because there are certain advantages to being highly mobile.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hc/hcyv63jnbls3zrzq.jpg"><br><br>In Germany today there are 1.8 million Turks. Every year 93.5% of those people travel from Germany to Turkey at least one time, that is nearly 1.7 million Turks across all strata of society who regularly travel between cities in Germany and cities in Turkey.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3h/3hilsndnuw1a7qmq.jpg"><br><br>Looking at the lifestyle of this population, Bernd Upmeyer develops a theory of a new form of urbanism in his book <em>Binational Urbanism</em>. A binational urbanist is someone who because of the practical matters of their lives spend their time living in oscillation between two different countries. This is a thoughtful book with an interesting approach to rese...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958454/how-artists-curators-and-architects-define-a-great-museum How artists, curators and architects define a great museum Alexander Walter 2016-07-18T14:18:00-04:00 >2016-07-24T22:46:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rp/rpkelwrq9iskeu51.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What makes a museum building successful? Until the arrival of Frank Gehry&rsquo;s Guggenheim in Bilbao in 1997, this question might have been almost exclusively focused on the best environments in which to view art. But the Guggenheim&rsquo;s phenomenal success, which allowed the Basque government to recoup the construction costs within three years, moved the debate on to issues of branding and statement architecture. Now the discussion has moved on again.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943339/archinect-s-critical-round-up-of-sn-hetta-s-sfmoma-addition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's critical round-up of Sn&oslash;hetta's SFMOMA addition</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953533/oma-s-pierre-lassonde-pavilion-in-quebec-will-finally-open-tomorrow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA's Pierre Lassonde Pavilion in Quebec will finally open tomorrow</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946793/first-look-inside-tate-modern-s-new-extension" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First look inside Tate Modern's new Extension</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958382/17-of-le-corbusier-s-buildings-are-now-un-world-heritage-sites 17 of Le Corbusier's buildings are now UN world heritage sites Eleanor Marshall 2016-07-18T10:35:00-04:00 >2016-07-24T22:46:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l4/l4zvtkr047188e5c.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The UN's cultural organisation has listed 17 works by pioneering Franco-Swiss architect Le Corbusier as world heritage sites. Le Corbusier spearheaded the modern movement after World War One, using iron, concrete and glass in a new focus on bold lines and functionality that did not appeal to everyone. The sites are in seven countries.</p></em><br /><br /><p>17 of Le Corbusier's buildings, including Unit&eacute; d&rsquo;habitation in Marseille and&nbsp;the National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo were announced as new UN world heritage sites. The 17 buildings meet three of the <a href="http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1321/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">selection criteria</a> for World Heritage status:</p><p>(i) A masterpiece of human creative genius.</p><p>(ii) An important interchange of human values, over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning or landscape design.</p><p>(vi) Directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance.</p><p>The inclusion of Le Corbusier's works as world heritage sites marks the culmination of a significant shift in attitudes towards Modernist architecture. His&nbsp;Unit&eacute; d&rsquo;habitation is often considered the forefather of high-rise living.&nbsp;Le Corbusier's forms are often cited as a key inspiration for the much maligned Brutalism. Could t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958163/boyle-heights-activists-want-all-art-galleries-to-gtfo-of-their-neighborhood Boyle Heights activists want all art galleries to GTFO of their neighborhood Justine Testado 2016-07-15T17:57:00-04:00 >2016-07-19T12:35:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kw/kwq64eauwim9ky4z.jpg" width="514" height="319" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"We&rsquo;re not against art or culture," [says Boyle Heights activist Maga Miranda.] "...But the art galleries are part of a broader effort by planners and politicians and developers who want to artwash gentrification." "We&rsquo;re saying that they need to make a bigger effort to amplify the voices of the people that are gonna be most affected by this, and that doesn&rsquo;t happen to be artists in this situation. It happens to be people who can&rsquo;t afford to live here anymore."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Amid widespread gentrification in LA, activists in Boyle Heights have been scrutinizing the art galleries that set up shop there in recent years &mdash; including significant spaces like Self Help Graphics, which helped put the Eastside neighborhood on the cultural map.&nbsp;While activists want to prevent developers from taking control and &ldquo;artwashing gentrification&rdquo;, some gallery owners have expressed mixed reactions. The debate gets even more convoluted considering that some activists are also working artists.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149949634/5-myths-about-gentrification-according-to-a-gsapp-urban-planning-professor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5 myths about gentrification, according to a GSAPP urban planning professor</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943937/a-telltale-sign-of-gentrification-in-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A telltale sign of gentrification in Los Angeles</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941499/how-a-group-of-boyle-heights-residents-are-fighting-gentrification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How a group of Boyle Heights residents are fighting gentrification</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143132832/how-l-a-can-reboot-its-creative-economy-so-artists-can-actually-live-in-town" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How L.A. can reboot its "creative economy" so artists can actually live in town</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957911/no-pok-mon-go-is-not-an-urban-fantasy-for-the-new-flaneur No, Pokémon Go is not an urban fantasy for the new flaneur Nicholas Korody 2016-07-14T15:27:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T19:27:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ug/uggfwk5gfhwnfc01.jpg" width="514" height="912" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Have you heard? There&rsquo;s this game called Pok&eacute;mon&nbsp;Go, and it&rsquo;s responsible for a radical new relationship to the city!</p><p>Think pieces are clogging Twitter and Facebook expounding the virtues of the augmented reality game that has lead distracted pedestrians <a href="https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&amp;rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;source=web&amp;cd=1&amp;cad=rja&amp;uact=8&amp;ved=0ahUKEwizwcaF0fPNAhUCWCYKHUjeDI8QqQIIHzAA&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nbcsandiego.com%2Fnews%2Flocal%2FTwo-Men-Fall-Down-Cliff-While-Playing-Pokemon-Go-386743551.html&amp;usg=AFQjCNHSsGylyPh0fg-bCvyORsnZjFgpsA&amp;sig2=r7-akZJaog3_j5iTNfbwMA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">off cliffs</a>, <a href="http://www.economist.com/news/business-and-finance/21702087-nintendo-shares-rocket-after-its-successful-foray-smartphone-gaming-pok-mon-go-shows?fsrc=scn/tw/te/pe/ed/imugyoupickachu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">into muggings</a>, and <a href="http://www.ktvq.com/story/32403198/wyoming-teen-playing-new-pokemon-game-on-phone-discovers-body" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">straight to a corpse</a>, while simultaneously and dramatically taking away attention from more pressing topics like, say, police brutality.&nbsp;</p><p>Here&rsquo;s a pessimistic (cynical and snarky) round-up of some of the commentary making its way through the internet tubes:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5f/5fk2n91cjmcyzqq5.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;In our collective hunt for silly cartoon monsters, Pok&eacute;mon Go players are discovering history and architecture left and right,&rdquo; writes Mark Wilson for Fast.Co Design in an article entitled "<a href="http://www.fastcodesign.com/3061718/pokemon-go-is-quietly-helping-people-discover-their-cities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pok&eacute;mon Go" Is Quietly Helping People Fall In Love With Their Cities</a>.&rdquo; In the optimistic article, Wilson notes how many Pok&eacute;stops &ndash;&nbsp;sites where you can find Pok&eacute;mon &ndash; are real-world historical buildings and landmarks. They&rsquo;re also <a href="http://gizmodo.com/the-strangest-places-pokemon-go-is-sending-its-players-1783407238?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_facebook&amp;utm_source=gizmodo_facebook&amp;utm_medium=socialflow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">strip clubs</a>, <a href="http://sugar-bun.tumblr.com/post/147110664495/pokemon-is-getting-too-real-for-me" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">abortion memorials</a>, a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957918/is-psychedelia-the-new-black-in-student-architectural-work Is psychedelia the new black in student architectural work? Julia Ingalls 2016-07-14T15:22:00-04:00 >2016-07-18T04:24:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rb/rbulz717rhhh1ym4.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architects might be known for wearing black, as if in permanent mourning for the lives they once had, and for spending months searching for the perfect shade of grey. But judging by this year&rsquo;s student shows, that monochromatic hegemony is under threat: the next generation appears to be plotting a psychedelic revolution.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Incorporating influences drawn from popular media and gaming, architecture is increasingly reflecting the multi-faceted world in which we live, at least if you take a look at this new UK-based student work. Students from <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139458468/get-lectured-the-bartlett-fall-15" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Bartlett</a> at the University College London, <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/34763280/royal-college-of-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Royal College of Art</a>, and the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149948018/aa-summer-dlab-2016-orange" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Association</a>&nbsp;have created unusually vibrant and occasionally pop-culture referential drawings:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wt/wttnhluc9bbehg5j.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2w/2wjxieups8fw4she.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2c/2csfev06i386fdub.jpg"></p><p>In the mood for more trippy-ness? Here's a sampling:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132512542/famous-architecture-as-rendered-through-google-s-creepy-deepdream" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Famous Architecture as Rendered Through Google's Creepy "DeepDream"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/53759034/powering-mumbai-with-magic-mushrooms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Powering Mumbai with Magic Mushrooms</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/140423053/the-long-and-weirding-road-a-tour-through-los-angeles-urbanism-in-sidewalking" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The long and weirding road: a tour through Los Angeles urbanism in "Sidewalking"</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957887/nyc-s-lowline-is-approved-by-city-officials-becoming-world-s-first-underground-park NYC's Lowline is approved by city officials, becoming world's first underground park Julia Ingalls 2016-07-14T14:25:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T20:13:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dm/dmgz8wmoo13vec42.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What do you do with a sad, funky, abandoned trolley terminus? Well, if it's the former Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal under Delancey Street in New York City, you make the world's first underground park by virtue of adding some mirrors, skylights, and vegetation. One acre in size, the freshly city-approved <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/66113069/how-will-the-lowline-make-the-leap-from-idea-to-reality" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">park</a>&nbsp;(which took nearly a decade to go from its initial concept to getting the green light from the city) makes use of solar technology to pour sunlight into the former terminal, which has remained unused since 1948.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fb/fb2dralzak9lu9fy.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/et/eth43km4wnomho72.jpg"></p><p>"Every designer dreams of doing civic work that contributes to society and to the profession," said&nbsp;James Ramsey,&nbsp;Lowline Co-Founder and Creator. "Over the last 8 years, we just stuck to what we thought was a great idea that could make our city and our community better. We're thrilled to move ahead on designing and building a space that people will enjoy for generations to come."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y3/y37knhg4fwkeib4v.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f4/f40fviddcaggsh9l.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2h/2hsskeyccsw1s7as.jpg"></p><p>For more on innovative design news in NYC:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149956094/designing-around-sea-level-rise-in-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designing around sea-level rise in New York</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955304/trading-the-l-train-for-a-giant-inflatable-condom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">T...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957866/tour-zaha-hadid-s-stacked-vases-tower-in-australia Tour Zaha Hadid's "stacked vases" tower in Australia Julia Ingalls 2016-07-14T12:49:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T23:35:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z9/z9rqjgvna40va8b5.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Imagine blending the veiny facade of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/63273060/gehry-s-8-spruce-street-wins-emporis-skyscraper-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">8 Spruce Street</a> and the jaunty offset of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85537199/so-il-and-gensler-to-design-creative-cultural-incubator-for-new-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Museum</a> with Zaha Hadid's signature grace, and you might get something like the 54-story, 70,000 square meter 600 Collins Street, a tower that is reminiscent of a stacked series of ridged vases. The four principal segments of the tower each denote a different part of the program while simultaneously integrating access to public transit and creating civic space.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vt/vt2t0yxrhklo71t2.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8q/8qqq7kc74gi6g2e1.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;The design has been defined by Melbourne&rsquo;s rich and diverse urban landscape, reinterpreted in a contemporary solution driven by the logical division of its overall volume that will enhance the city&rsquo;s public realm with generous communal spaces,&rdquo; said Zaha Hadid Architects&rsquo; Michele Pasca di Magliano. &ldquo;We are honored to be working with our partners in Melbourne to deliver this project for the city.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p9/p95ppzz56csz1myd.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5c/5cktx3oe8mm6msrx.jpg"></p><p>Here's a video showing site context:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957645/riba-2016-stirling-prize-shortlist-announced-includes-herzog-de-meuron-wilkinson-eyre RIBA 2016 Stirling Prize Shortlist announced: includes Herzog & de Meuron, Wilkinson Eyre Abigail Banfield 2016-07-13T19:02:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T23:19:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m5/m5jv2byfwy6pq44a.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What does it take for a project to transcend from merely eye-catching architecture to a lasting, inspirational, nationally acclaimed building? The&nbsp;<a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149957419/our-predictions-for-the-stirling-prize-2016-nominees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA Stirling Prize</a>, which awards the UK's best new building each year, has narrowed 2016's contenders down to a shortlist of six (two of which, the Weston Library by Wilkinson Eyre and Loyn &amp; Co's Inside Outside House, were&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957419/our-predictions-for-the-stirling-prize-2016-nominees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">predicted for this list by Archinect's Ellen Hancock</a>), which it announced today.</p><p>The list follows the <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149953365/riba-reveals-46-stunning-projects-as-2016-national-awardees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Awards</a> and <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149943940/see-the-riba-2016-london-awards-winners-wilton-s-music-hall-named-regional-building-of-the-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London Awards</a> earlier this year, and comprises of some &ldquo;usual suspects&rdquo; shortlisted in previous years, as well as some newcomers; including previous winners Wilkinson Eyre and Herzog &amp; de Meuron, and returning nominees Reiach and Hall, Caruso St John, and dRMM.</p><p>Nominees Michael Laird Architects and Loyn &amp; Co Architects are relative newcomers, bringing (respectively) an education project and a private residence to the shortlist&mdash;the first private home to be nominated in 15 years. This year&rsquo;s shortlist ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957687/14-to-1-post-katrina-architecture-by-the-numbers 14 to 1: Post-Katrina Architecture by the Numbers Places Journal 2016-07-13T15:44:00-04:00 >2016-07-13T21:11:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2m/2m558o2crybgknzp.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The thousands of new old houses in New Orleans reveal the ethos of a people in a place nearly destroyed. New Orleanians have embraced their city&rsquo;s architectural heritage as they&rsquo;ve rebuilt for an uncertain future.</p></em><br /><br /><p>What does post-Katrina architecture look like in New Orleans? And what does it reveal about its society? In their survey in Places, Richard Campanella and Cassidy Rosen discover that historical styles are 14 times more popular than contemporary styles in the rebuilt city, despite the focus of media coverage on experimental projects like Make It Right. The retro revival pays homage to 19th-century New Orleans and a past that has become both a refuge from the present and a cicerone to the future.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957671/what-drives-creativity-among-architects What drives creativity among architects? Julia Ingalls 2016-07-13T14:48:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T19:41:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8x/8xnplmhz2bpo8c89.jpg" width="514" height="460" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What makes a person creative? What are the biographical conditions and personality traits necessary to actualize that potential? These were driving questions behind&nbsp;a 1958-59 study conducted at the University of California, Berkeley, which attempted to divine the elements of creativity by analyzing and interviewing several prominent architects of the time, including <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943911/completing-the-mies-van-der-rohe-brick-country-house-an-odyssey" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mies van der Rohe</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/30134649/ice-cube-celebrates-the-eames" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Charles Eames</a>, Gregory Ain, and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/79619807/a-quincy-jones-la-retrospective-at-the-hammer-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Quincy Jones</a>. The architects were also encouraged to rate each other. Bottom line? Richard Neutra "has intellect" while Mies Van Der Rohe was considered to be "a great sculptor"&nbsp;although "human comfort is disregarded."&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/92/927b4xwijfbsoxy6.jpg"></p><p>The study languished in obscurity until this&nbsp;year&nbsp;when <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149954286/measured-genius-one-to-one-29-with-pierluigi-serraino-author-of-the-creative-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pierluigi Serraino published <em>The Creative Architect</em> (and spoke about it on Archinect's 1:1 podcast)</a>.&nbsp;On reading the book, Steven Holl commented:&nbsp;&ldquo;We now know that childlike wonder, an absence of fear, and strong intuition are key aspects of creativity.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.monacellipress.com/book/?isbn=9781580934251" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>The Creative Architect</em></a>&nbsp;is a thought-provoking and ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957665/shitting-bricks-researchers-experiment-with-making-concrete-from-sewage Shitting bricks: researchers experiment with making concrete from sewage Julia Ingalls 2016-07-13T13:52:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T19:38:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/up/up8f71yjbfuokfem.jpg" width="514" height="497" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Malaysia has too much sewage sludge and not enough concrete, a problem which naturally prompted an "aha!" moment among researchers. By burning and drying wet sewage sludge cake and then grinding and sieving the dry cake to produce Domestic Waste Sludge Powder (DWSP), the Malaysian researchers are attempting to create an additive that can be mixed with cement to produce concrete.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5y/5yiodb7cbstjp2t6.jpg"></p><p>So far, they've found a mixture of between 3% to 15% DWSP in cement produces fairly strong concrete, although the higher percentage of DWSP, the less strong the concrete becomes. Variables abound: according to <a href="http://www.globalconstructionreview.com/news/researchers-try-making-conc7rete-hum7an-excr7ement/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this report</a>, higher incineration temperatures can produce better DWSP, and the more DWSP in the concrete, the higher the water absorption.</p><p>More waste-related news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/106114990/shitting-architecture-the-dirty-practice-of-waste-removal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shitting Architecture: the dirty practice of waste removal</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149935294/geotectura-s-zerohome-turns-waste-into-shelter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geotectura's ZeroHome turns waste into shelter</a></li><li><a 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></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957656/take-a-look-at-spatial-bodies-a-surreal-vision-of-urbanity Take a look at 'Spatial Bodies', a surreal vision of urbanity Nicholas Korody 2016-07-13T13:43:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T19:47:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gp/gp25amh1ebx7qba4.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Spatial Bodies</em>&nbsp;was created by AUJIK, a self-described "mysterious nature/tech cult," with music composed by&nbsp;Daisuke Tanabe. Filmed in Osaka, Japan, the video is "the urban landscape and architectural bodies as an autonomous living and self replicating organism," according to the description on Vimeo.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/v2/v2ldyw1iqqouuoa6.gif"></p><p>"Domesticated and cultivated only by its own nature," read the description. "A vast concrete vegetation, oscillating between order and chaos."</p><p>According to their Vimeo page, AUJIK has been around since the 1990s, "quietly [spreading] across video platforms featuring proposed active members and fabricated histories."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/0v/0v6knfqm4fh0ce5u.gif"></p><p><strong>Check it out below:</strong></p><p></p><p><a href="https://vimeo.com/174312351" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spatial Bodies</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/qnqaujik" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AUJIK</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vimeo</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957644/carrying-a-racist-legacy-highways-today-play-a-central-role-in-civil-rights-activism Carrying a racist legacy, highways today play a central role in civil rights activism Nicholas Korody 2016-07-13T12:59:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T19:37:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ck/ck8zlc5bp7z3q092.jpg" width="514" height="369" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Block a highway, and you upend&nbsp;the economic life of a city, as well as the spatial logic that has long allowed people to pass through them without encountering their poverty or problems.&nbsp;Block a highway, and you command&nbsp;a lot more attention than would a rally outside a church or city hall &mdash; from traffic helicopters, immobile commuters, alarmed officials.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The article notes that, historically, highway construction decimated black communities, such as in St. Paul, Minneapolis, Baltimore, Oakland, and many other cities. In New York, Robert Moses explicitly used highways to clear "slums," in the process devastating parts of the Bronx and other black neighborhoods.</p><p>Highways were also used as weapons in the arsenal of segregation. For example in Chicago, Mayor Richard Daley separated traditionally white Irish neighborhoods from black communities in the South Side with the Dan Ryan Expressway.</p><p>Today, highways carry additional symbolic weight for Black Lives Matter protestors. Many of the black men killed by police over the past few years &ndash; Philando Castile, for example &ndash; were stopped in routine traffic checks.</p><p>Infrastructure also has symbolic resonance in the larger history of the civil rights movement. The article mentions as examples the Selma March, the Freedom Rides, and Rosa Park's refusal to sit at the back of a public bus.</p><p>For more on th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957588/provocative-architecture-debating-series-turncoats-goes-international Provocative architecture debating series Turncoats goes international Eleanor Marshall 2016-07-13T11:46:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T19:37:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mt/mtkif3mm4unjzp06.jpg" width="514" height="295" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Debates are rubbish. We've all been there: a panel of similar people with similar views taking it in turns to talk at length about their similar work - too polite, too deferential, too dull. At best they are lukewarm love-ins, critically impotent, elitist and stuffy. Turncoats is a shot in the arm.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Turncoats, a provocative architectural debating society that originated in London last year, has expanded to Scotland, the USA, Canada and Serbia, with more cities in the pipeline. The London originators have turned the premise into a franchise, inviting cities to apply for free and start a Turncoats debate series.&nbsp;The aim is to start confrontational and challenging architectural debate, and make it free for anyone who wants to listen. The premise of a Turncoats debate is the presentation of two opposing&nbsp;<a href="http://turncoats.world/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'theatrically provocative opening gambits'</a>, then, in the spirit of its name the opposing parties switch sides.&nbsp;</p><p>I attended <a href="http://www.turncoats.world/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'Rip it Up and Start Again'</a>, held in Glasgow, Scotland last week. In the Turncoats tradition, mobile phones are placed in envelopes to prohibit recording and a 'shot in the dark' of tequila and a Turncoats badge is offered on arrival. The debate was held in an old glue factory, and the panel consisted of industry professionals arguing for and against the architec...</p>