Archinect - News 2016-02-12T11:26:36-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/147905808/nypd-admits-to-using-stringrays-military-tech-that-sweeps-up-cell-data NYPD admits to using "Stringrays," military tech that sweeps up cell data Nicholas Korody 2016-02-11T19:20:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T19:42:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7k/7krmvky51gew6x1i.jpg" width="514" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The NYPD has used cell-site simulators, commonly known as Stingrays, more than 1,000 times since 2008, according to documents turned over to the [NYCLU]. The documents represent the first time the department has acknowledged using the devices. The NYPD also disclosed that it does not get a warrant before using a Stingray, which sweeps up massive amounts of data. Instead, the police obtain a &ldquo;pen register order&rdquo; from a court... [which] do not require the police to establish probable cause...</p></em><br /><br /><p>Stingrays operate by imitating cell phone towers, sweeping up massive amounts of user data without their knowledge or permission. They force cell phones to connect to them and then track the user's location. &nbsp;Originally a military technology, they have been increasingly bought and used by local and state police forces, despite concerns that they violate fundamental rights to privacy.</p><p>Broadly speaking, police forces have been reticent to disclose if they possess or employ Stingrays, and have fought efforts to regulate their use.</p><p>For more information on surveillance in the modern city, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142821980/france-moves-to-block-tor-ban-free-and-public-wi-fi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">France moves to block Tor, ban free and public Wi-Fi</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128712543/nasa-and-verizon-to-partner-to-monitor-drones-in-the-us" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nasa and Verizon to partner to monitor drones in the US</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115043142/eyal-weizman-on-understanding-politics-through-architecture-settlements-and-refuseniks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eyal Weizman on understanding politics through architecture, settlements and refuseniks</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104941214/anti-surveillance-camouflage-for-your-face" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anti-Surveillance Camouflage for Your Face</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147890539/keyser-s-ze-keynote-speaker-at-2016-aia-convention-okay-kevin-spacey-but-still Keyser Söze keynote speaker at 2016 AIA convention (okay, Kevin Spacey, but still) Julia Ingalls 2016-02-11T14:50:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T17:46:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gk/gk67pnjkxa27ab0y.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What can architects learn from an award-winning producer and actor whose Netflix Original Series made appointment TV obsolete? A lot.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Kevin Spacey will be the keynote speaker for the upcoming 2016 AIA Convention in Philadelphia, partly because he is described on the AIA's website as having a "talent for disruption and drive to challenge the status quo." Disruption seems to be trendy in the architectural community of late. Apparently, "This keynote is where you learn to be a game changer from a master innovator, collaborator, and disruptor." Here's Mr. Spacey with 2015 AIA Convention keynote speaker, President Bill Clinton:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xv/xvxnfq49szbkpo9u.jpg"></p><p><strong>Here's what happened at the 2015 AIA Convention, as covered in person by Archinect:</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128795286/aia-moves-one-step-forward-in-approval-of-equity-in-architecture-resolution" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA moves one step forward in approval of Equity in Architecture resolution</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127308891/ncarb-will-phase-out-the-intern-title" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NCARB will phase out the "intern" title</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147814170/richard-meier-on-the-buildings-he-wishes-he-d-designed Richard Meier on the Buildings He Wishes He’d Designed Richard Meier & Partners 2016-02-10T14:57:00-05:00 >2016-02-12T09:52:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l1/l13aztizi386jina.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Until recently, though, Mr. Meier had never broken ground in South Korea. He checked that off his list with the newly opened Seamarq Hotel, a towering white complex overlooking the East Sea in the city of Gang-neung. &ldquo;Our client chose a really magnificent site,&rdquo; Mr. Meier said from his New York office.</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/147813356/big-in-paris-bjarke-ingels-to-design-for-galeries-lafayette-on-champs-lys-es BIG in Paris: Bjarke Ingels to design for Galeries Lafayette on Champs-Élysées Julia Ingalls 2016-02-10T14:44:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T23:24:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nb/nbyz9f96y7w9a8je.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When asked why the company chose not to commission Rem Koolhaas' OMA, who are already involved with designing the department store&rsquo;s art foundation, Costa says that the decision to select BIG was based on the firm&rsquo;s disruptive thinking and that OMA was already working with German department store KaDeWe in Berlin. &ldquo;We were confident to work with new architects,&rdquo; he says.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Tune in to tomorrow's <a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a> to listen to a fuller discussion of what this disruptive design choice means for <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a>, for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130867323/paris-approves-its-first-skyscraper-of-the-21st-century" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a>, and for flagship stores everywhere. In the meantime, here's a window display from Galeries Lafayette, circa 2007:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9a/9a47fupzd3e3lqgh.jpg"></p><p><strong>And here's a quick refresher on what Bjarke's been up to:</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147663869/big-s-concept-for-a-spiraling-landscape-tower-in-nyc-s-hudson-yards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG's concept for a spiraling-landscape tower in NYC's Hudson Yards</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117886957/bjarke-ingels-offers-his-architectural-advice-to-young-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels offers his architectural advice to young architects</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132566360/architects-are-not-the-creators-of-the-city-but-the-midwives-says-bjarke-ingels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"[Architects] are not the creators of the city, but the midwives" says Bjarke Ingels</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119441449/session-14-his-bjark-is-bigger-than-his-bjite-a-chat-with-bjarke-ingels-at-the-opening-of-big-s-hot-to-cold-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Session 14: His bjark is BIGger than his bjite &ndash; A chat with Bjarke Ingels at the opening of BIG's "Hot to Cold" exhibition</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147809321/los-angeles-approves-plans-to-tackle-homelessness-crisis-but-funding-is-still-unclear Los Angeles approves plans to tackle homelessness crisis, but funding is still unclear Alexander Walter 2016-02-10T13:44:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T23:22:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ua/uav7qdf0mh1hlw61.jpg" width="514" height="316" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a fresh bid to confront a problem that has confounded lawmakers for decades, Los Angeles city and county officials approved sweeping plans Tuesday aimed at getting thousands of homeless people off the streets. But one crucial question remains unanswered: Where will most of the money come from? [...] The renewed government attention to homelessness was spurred in part by a 12% surge in people living on the streets [...] pushing the total to more than 44,000 homeless people countywide.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146052779/it-s-about-recognizing-someone-as-existing-photo-exhibit-depicts-l-a-s-homelessness-crisis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"It&rsquo;s about recognizing someone as existing": Photo exhibit depicts L.A.'s homelessness crisis</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/137260707/los-angeles-to-declare-homelessness-in-the-city-an-emergency-and-pledge-100-million" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles to declare homelessness in the city an 'emergency' and pledge $100 million</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147807709/winners-of-new-practices-new-york-2016-announced Winners of New Practices New York 2016 announced Julia Ingalls 2016-02-10T12:49:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T23:39:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2m/2mp205ghaa5r5d91.jpg" width="514" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Judged by a five-member jury including Architect's Newspaper editor-in-chief William Menking and Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at MOMA Martino Stierli, the 2016 <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/85256/new-practices" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Practices New York</a> winners are <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/55229883/modu-formerly-phu-hoang-office-and-rachely-rotem-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MODU</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93312930/winning-sculpture-of-2014-times-square-heart-design-unveiled" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCHAUM/SHIEH</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/stpmj" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">stpmj</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/146693963/studio-cadena" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Cadena</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/tallerken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taller KEN</a>, and the suitably-named <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/60470826/young-projects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Young Projects</a>. Some of the award-wining work includes a "sliding screen partition made from folded, polished stainless steel" by Young Projects in Tribeca:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/76/76pzhfba4x7govcl.jpg"></p><p>stpmj garnered the award by submitting their Shear House project, an environmentally sensitive house sited in Yecheon, Korea:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2u/2ul7p2obm5k2cz0v.jpg"></p><p>Meanwhile, Taller KEN used an inventive moulded fiberglass element for their Zona 14 House in Guatemala City:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ve/ve2w01ysd96yoopz.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147805300/why-a-house-in-manhattan-beach-is-covered-in-a-family-s-memories Why a house in Manhattan Beach is covered in a family's memories Orhan Ayyüce 2016-02-10T12:33:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T23:22:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t9/t9trk0527pnz6li0.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After Feb. 29, when he packs the plywood portraits back into the truck and heads back to Texas, the house will be demolished and replaced by a pair of three-story condos. "It's not going to be fun when I drive off," he says, "but this is always going to be my hometown."</p></em><br /><br /><p>"Six years ago, when developers offered artist Gary Sweeney "an armored truck full of money" for his childhood home in Manhattan Beach, he turned them down. Sweeney, who currently lives in San Antonio, Texas, was content renting out the old wood-paneled beach house to surfers and letting a management company deal with repairs.</p><p>But then the airline where Sweeney worked a day job as a baggage handler offered him cash to retire. He's in his 60s now, with no children and a wife whose job as a flight attendant would make traveling the world easy and affordable. On top of that, tree roots in the yard of the house at 320 35th St. were constantly mucking up the plumbing and maintenance costs were piling high. It was time to sell. Time to retire. Time to travel and make art full-time.</p><p>Eventually the developers came knocking again and offered Sweeney "two armored trucks full of money" for the property his parents purchased for $5,400 in 1945. He accepted on one condition: He would maintain occu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147749081/photographer-captures-the-changing-face-of-shanghai Photographer captures the changing face of Shanghai Nicholas Korody 2016-02-09T18:45:00-05:00 >2016-02-09T18:45:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lm/lm3oxstdapv85t9b.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Graham Fink has been documenting the demolition sites of Shanghai for five years, trying to capture the state of flux during this period of rapid urbanisation. His Ballads of Shanghai exhibition is at London&rsquo;s Riflemaker gallery until Sunday.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fv/fvu4xrsuv9urlm3o.jpg"></p><p>With an eye for the juxtaposition of graphic imagery and demolition sites, Graham Fink takes fascinating images of a city under the midst of mass transformations. His camera is drawn, in particular, to remnants of street art and commercial advertisements.&nbsp;</p><p>For other depictions of the built environment, take a look at some of these featured photographers from our dedicated architectural photography series&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/7347/in-focus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Focus</a>:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/92472606/in-focus-peter-wegner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Wegner</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/87542917/in-focus-andrew-prokos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andrew Prokos</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/83212140/in-focus-nico-marques" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nico Marques</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/66165882/in-focus-yohan-zerdoun" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yohan Zerdoun</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/47288629/in-focus-brad-feinknopf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brad Feinknopf</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/38879033/in-focus-sam-javanrouh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sam Javanrouh</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/37361749/in-focus-franck-bohbot" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Franck Bohbot</a></li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vv/vv7w3x7xdbsgdhd5.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2b/2braaj5j4c68djyw.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/se/seq6o4f4c1a04plz.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sb/sbskusugroqwkt39.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4c/4cue86c47fs6rijj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qp/qpzdnwwwqrn44xj8.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gz/gzkhz582vbv5qvfw.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wi/wi91x6npudknfc1v.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147747468/archi-core-an-architect-by-training-designs-unisex-clothing-line Archi-core? An architect-by-training designs unisex clothing line Nicholas Korody 2016-02-09T18:12:00-05:00 >2016-02-09T18:40:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r6/r6scpg8ytayssstu.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Aaron] Jacobson [of FAAN], now 31, spent &ldquo;a lot of time imagining space&rdquo; as a child in Cleveland, Ohio, and remembers being ecstatic when his parents gave him graph paper, which he&rsquo;d fill with blueprints for dream houses. He studied architecture at Washington University in St. Louis and received his master&rsquo;s degree from University of Toronto before moving to Beijing to work for a small Chinese firm. A half-year later...he first tried his hand at garments...</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zj/zjpak1mvba5y7wy0.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tv/tvih8egqz143efyb.jpg"></p><p><em>"Jacobson&rsquo;s early sketches were more architectural drawings, the only visual language he spoke. (&ldquo;I was even cutting sections through them, and blowing up details to try to explain the construction,&rdquo; to the bewilderment of his pattern-makers, he says.)"</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/96/96wqfo2xxw0mt2gr.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qg/qg0p0g7hkg89iks2.jpg"></p><p>Interested in other architectural adventures into fashion (or sartorial forays into architecture)?&nbsp;Check out some these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147424676/take-a-look-at-real-fantasies-amo-s-latest-collaboration-with-prada" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Take a look at "Real Fantasies," AMO's latest collaboration with Prada</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134730873/architecture-in-fashion-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture in fashion design</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98090199/in-at-the-deep-end-zaha-hadid-takes-the-plunge-into-swimwear" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In at the deep end: Zaha Hadid takes the plunge into swimwear</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/107421297/prototyping-architecture-in-digital-fashion-makes-parametricism-personal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Prototyping: "Architecture in Digital Fashion" makes parametricism personal</a></li><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></ul><p>&#8203;<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"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4c/4cmg11keygpqgjyu.jpg"></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147745851/the-architectural-vestiges-of-white-supremacy The architectural vestiges of white supremacy Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-09T17:46:00-05:00 >2016-02-09T22:59:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dc/dcw8ebsvqni4mtkf.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The inequity built into The Lyric Theatre's very architecture is a painful reminder of [Birmingham's] ugly past as one of the most segregated places in America. But it also serves as a living history lesson [...] Across the South, people are struggling with similar questions: What does a changing region do with the vestiges of back-alley service windows, segregated waiting rooms, dual water fountains and abandoned schools that once formed the skeleton of a society built on oppression?</p></em><br /><br /><p>Wait long enough, and anywhere can become a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117905496/archinect-s-lexicon-dark-tourism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">dark tourism</a> site. More from the tricky territory of architectural preservation:</p><ul><li><a title='"Too old to be hip but too young to be venerated" &ndash; say good-bye to the brutalist Fogarty building in downtown Providence' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145825751/too-old-to-be-hip-but-too-young-to-be-venerated-say-good-bye-to-the-brutalist-fogarty-building-in-downtown-providence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Too old to be hip but too young to be venerated" &ndash; say good-bye to the brutalist Fogarty building in downtown Providence</a></li><li><a title="Preserving a Home in All Its Marred Glory" 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 title='"Never the Same River Twice" &ndash;&nbsp;Experimental preservation and architectural authorship with Jorge Otero-Pailos, on Archinect Sessions #47' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145189824/never-the-same-river-twice-experimental-preservation-and-architectural-authorship-with-jorge-otero-pailos-on-archinect-sessions-47" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Never the Same River Twice" &ndash;&nbsp;Experimental preservation and architectural authorship with Jorge Otero-Pailos, on Archinect Sessions #47</a></li><li><a title="Saudi Arabia's uneasy relationship with its cultural heritage of Mecca and Medina" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141818923/saudi-arabia-s-uneasy-relationship-with-its-cultural-heritage-of-mecca-and-medina" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Saudi Arabia's uneasy relationship with its cultural heritage of Mecca and Medina</a></li><li><a title="The Queen's Architect: listen to Archinect Sessions One-to-One #2 with Jens Bertelsen" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141208175/the-queen-s-architect-listen-to-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-2-with-jens-bertelsen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Queen's Architect: listen to Archinect Sessions One-to-One #2 with Jens Bertelsen</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147736187/these-fascinating-gps-doodles-were-drawn-by-cycling-the-grid-of-the-city These fascinating GPS doodles were 'drawn' by cycling the grid of the city Alexander Walter 2016-02-09T15:11:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T21:30:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zt/ztgm5lyf6lxjt6y7.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Stephen Lund considers the Canadian city of Victoria his canvas and a bicycle his brush. And the paint? Strava, a GPS tracking system which marks his routes with crimson lines. So far, he has pedaled around&nbsp;in&nbsp;the shapes of critters such as&nbsp;an angler fish, giraffe, giant anteater, and nine-banded armadillo; mythical and interplanetary creatures such as the Siren of the Salish Sea, the Sea Serpent of Haro Strait, and the Dark Lord of the Sith.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Take a look at some of Lund's intricate "GPS Doodles," also known as "Strava art:"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i7/i7tvna7crptifgua.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/47/47oor13rfpt6bnp4.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/by/byq2ajxo56l09lto.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1m/1m45m8843ey201hv.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x3/x38k301tkrezhjvt.jpg"></p><p>Head over to Stephen Lund's blog&nbsp;<a href="http://gpsdoodles.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">gpsdoodles.com</a>&nbsp;to find way more of this goodness and watch him explain his approach in the video from the recent TEDxVictoria below.</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141895196/cut-away-confusion-from-your-nyc-commute-with-these-beautiful-subway-maps" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cut away confusion from your NYC commute with these beautiful subway maps</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140959476/throwback-throughway-when-gps-fails-these-gorgeous-mental-maps-help-you-navigate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Throwback Throughway: when GPS fails, these gorgeous "mental maps" help you navigate</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146118787/to-better-predict-sea-level-rise-scientists-resort-to-crowdsourcing-and-ask-drone-owners-to-help-create-data" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">To better predict sea level rise, scientists resort to crowdsourcing and ask drone owners to help create data</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147729727/how-does-one-teach-urban-planning-to-pre-schoolers "How does one teach urban planning to pre-schoolers?" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-09T12:55:00-05:00 >2016-02-09T14:14:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d6/d622a58df3a69e47bea5495a2b1be997.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Young children read books and watch videos about doctors, builders, chefs, mechanics, pilots, and businesspeople. But not urban planners. Why? [...] why is urban planning so under-celebrated, and why doesn&rsquo;t it emerge as a field of study prior to the college level?</p></em><br /><br /><p>Pete Sullivan, a planner in Chapel Hill, NC, shares his experience explaining his job to his son's preschool class. Initially worried about communicating a profession as abstract and complex as planning to an audience of squirming five year-olds, Sullivan finds a simple engagement strategy &ndash; kids like stuff that moves, and Legos.</p><p>More on early education efforts for our future planners and architects:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/103117101/never-too-young-15-librarian-recommended-architecture-books-for-young-children" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Never Too Young; 15 Librarian-Recommended Architecture Books for Young Children</a></li><li><a title="Serpentine Galleries launch Build Your Own Pavilion for (really) young architects" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130412101/serpentine-galleries-launch-build-your-own-pavilion-for-really-young-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serpentine Galleries launch Build Your Own Pavilion for (really) young architects</a></li><li><a title="Primary school kids could design Australia's next national park via Minecraft" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126073578/primary-school-kids-could-design-australia-s-next-national-park-via-minecraft" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Primary school kids could design Australia's next national park via Minecraft</a></li><li><a title='"Designing Our World" summercamp: Middle-schoolers get lessons in architecture, urban design' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/80375825/designing-our-world-summercamp-middle-schoolers-get-lessons-in-architecture-urban-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Designing Our World" summercamp: Middle-schoolers get lessons in architecture, urban design</a></li><li><a title="Architecture as Child's Play" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/72308546/architecture-as-child-s-play" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture as Child's Play</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147655820/istanbul-s-farmers-fight-to-keep-historic-urban-agriculture Istanbul’s farmers fight to keep historic urban agriculture Orhan Ayyüce 2016-02-09T00:48:00-05:00 >2016-02-09T10:50:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8t/8tyda5ds542hyh84.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If we can protect the old city walls for architectural and historical reasons, then the gardens that have existed ever since the walls were built also deserve to be protected. They are a unique, intangible heritage.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"While urban farming gains in popularity in many capitals around the world, Istanbul is struggling to keep its centuries-old farming plots due to the drive for modernisation. Dozens of farmers face being kicked off the land they have cultivated for generations."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147448793/register-for-the-conscious-cities-conference-featuring-keynote-carlo-ratti-of-mit-s-senseable-city-lab Register for the Conscious Cities Conference, featuring keynote Carlo Ratti of MIT's SENSEable City Lab Archinect 2016-02-08T20:31:00-05:00 >2016-02-08T20:36:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2n/2ng63fgfx8f5rijc.jpg" width="514" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Conscious Cities Conference will delve into the evolving relationship between human behavior and the built environment, and the economic impact it creates. Taking place at Arup's London office on March 1, the one-day conference is the UK's first event of its kind and is part of the&nbsp;year-long Health, Wellbeing and Architecture programming from the <a href="http://www.museumofarchitecture.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of Architecture</a> and <a href="http://thecubelondon.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">THECUBE</a>.</p><p>The collision of technology with the millennial mindset of knowledge exchange and collaboration is changing the way people work and live. As a result, architects, planners, developers and policy-makers must respond to the urgency for cities to meet these new needs by creating the right infrastructure to support growth.</p><p>Conscious Cities will address four different themes that focus on the connection between neuroscience and architecture, with leading experts from both fields responding to the following questions:</p><ul><li>How does the built environment affect behavior and cognition?</li><li>How can the latest findings in n...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147661460/la-mayor-eric-garcetti-slow-jams-101-freeway-closure-announcement LA mayor Eric Garcetti slow-jams 101 freeway closure announcement Alexander Walter 2016-02-08T15:41:00-05:00 >2016-02-08T16:11:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cm/cmva8z649qj1twgw.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti summoned his inner crooner&nbsp;and released a music video&nbsp;Thursday to warn drivers of an impending 40-hour traffic headache -- the #101SlowJam. Flanked by the Theodore Roosevelt High School Jazz Band,&nbsp;Garcetti sings a tune&nbsp;reminiscent of the "Slow Jam the News" segment on "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon."</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"See we're bringing down the 6th Street Bridge, making way for something new and the demolition will cause delays," Garcetti says in the video. "But sometimes, just sometimes, you have to get your hands dirty to build something beautiful." </em>&ndash;&nbsp;Infrastructure never felt so sexy.</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/565135/6th-street-bridge" 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/146816074/a-final-hurrah-for-l-a-s-sixth-street-viaduct" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A final hurrah for L.A.'s Sixth Street Viaduct</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139050479/say-goodbye-to-the-sixth-street-viaduct-along-the-l-a-river-at-forumfest-2015-oct-25" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Say goodbye to the Sixth Street Viaduct along the L.A. River at ForumFest 2015, Oct. 25</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/59641528/hntb-maltzan-ac-martin-win-6th-street-bridge-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HNTB, Maltzan, AC Martin win 6th Street bridge competition</a></li></ul> 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 >2016-02-11T21:30:12-05:00 <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 >2016-02-11T21:16:28-05:00 <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 >2016-02-11T21:16:04-05:00 <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 >2016-02-11T21:14:52-05:00 <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 >2016-02-11T01:09:49-05:00 <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 >2016-02-11T00:11:21-05:00 <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 >2016-02-11T00:06:59-05:00 <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 >2016-02-11T13:39:34-05:00 <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>