Archinect - News 2014-10-24T06:26:56-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/109038104/sheila-kennedy-of-kva-matx-wins-2014-berkeley-rupp-prize Sheila Kennedy of KVA MATx wins 2014 Berkeley-Rupp Prize Justine Testado 2014-09-15T18:47:00-04:00 >2014-09-16T00:42:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p6/p6uf79fz3htkl2be.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Sheila Kennedy&nbsp;&mdash; a principal of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/101016801/kva-matx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KVA MATx</a> and the first woman to hold the title of Professor of the Practice of Architecture at <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/342/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-mit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT&rsquo;s School of Architecture &amp; Planning</a>&nbsp;&mdash; was announced today as the 2014 recipient of the Berkeley-Rupp Prize.</p><p>Awarded every two years by the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design (CED), the $100,000 Berkeley-Rupp Prize is given to a distinguished design practitioner or academic who has made significant contribution to advance gender equity in the field of architecture, and whose work exhibits commitment to sustainability and community. The prize consists of a semester-long professorship, a public lecture, and a gallery exhibition at the CED. Deborah Berke of Deborah Berke Partners received the inaugural Berkeley-Rupp Prize in 2012.</p><p>Kennedy is scheduled to begin her residence in January 2015. On February 4, she will give a public lecture on soft infrastructure followed by an open studio exhibition showcasing her work in progress at Wurster Hall on the U...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104422375/italian-team-wins-first-place-at-the-solar-decathlon-europe-2014 Italian team wins first place at the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 Justine Testado 2014-07-17T20:32:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T18:09:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hv/hvwe7tylh6f0ut8w.jpg" width="514" height="354" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The top three winners of the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 were recently announced during the awards ceremony this past weekend in Versailles, France. For two years, the 20 student teams worked to build a full-scale, fully functioning solar-powered house.</p></em><br /><br /><p>(Pictured above) <strong>1st Place/Overall: </strong>"Rhome for Dencity" by Team Rhome (Universit&aacute; Degli Studi di Roma TRE)</p><p><strong>2nd Place:</strong> "Phil&eacute;as" by Atlantic Challenge (Nantes, France)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/72/7240nedqzdse327u.jpg"></p><p><strong>3rd Place:</strong> "A Home with a Skin" by Pr&ecirc;t-&agrave;-loger (TU Delft, The Netherlands)<br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/94365163/saving-face-pr-t-loger-designs-solar-powered-skin-to-preserve-dutch-row-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">(Previously on Archinect)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rc/rcjzocsjqyv4ikja.jpg"></p><p>Head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/italian_team_wins_first_place_at_the_solar_decathlon_europe_2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> for more.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/95359906/win-a-place-in-the-sun-green-living-and-the-solar-home Win "A Place in the Sun: Green Living and the Solar Home" Justine Testado 2014-07-09T14:21:00-04:00 >2014-07-09T17:00:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9d/9dqxm8figb5qzrln.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Need some ideas for designing a solar home or to make your space a little greener? "A Place in the Sun: Green Living and the Solar Home" could be a helpful guide -- and Archinect is giving away 5 copies to our readers.</p><p>Released this past April, the 228-page hardcover book by green-living writer and advocate Stephen Snyder includes an intro by John Hix of John Hix Architect Studios, over 200 color illustrations, and 28 featured profiles on green residences.</p><p><strong>To enter this random drawing, fill out&nbsp;<a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?usp=drive_web&amp;formkey=dFJSR2JQMXZyWnVPd3ZLUS1keGJsa3c6MA#gid=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this survey</a>&nbsp;by midnight Friday, July 11.</strong>&nbsp;Winners will be selected at random. Good luck!</p><p>Here's more detail into the book:<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m7/m7gigmfal7u5b5ip.jpg"><br><br>"The book vividly demonstrates that living green does not have to mean sacrificing comfort and living with less...Snyder demonstrates that the new solar home is also the new energy-efficient home, the new geothermal home, the new rainwater-harvesting home, and even the new recycled home. This generation of sustainable residences applies earth-friendly techniques throughout&mdash;in ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100953285/baumgartner-uriu-s-apertures-shell-structure-challenges-the-conventions-of-sustainable-design Baumgartner+Uriu’s "Apertures" shell structure challenges the conventions of sustainable design Justine Testado 2014-06-02T18:26:00-04:00 >2014-06-02T22:13:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c0/c0jpo29x327u46uz.jpg" width="514" height="651" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://www.bplusu.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Baumgartner+Uriu</a> looked to none other than Mother Nature for their<em> Apertures</em> installation, which was publicly displayed at the <a href="http://www.sciarc.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a> Gallery in Los Angeles this past spring. If B+U's <em>Apertures </em>sound familiar, perhaps you may recall their <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/80672779/b-u-s-animated-apertures-to-be-featured-at-the-archilab-2013-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Animated Apertures" Housing Tower</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/80672779/b-u-s-animated-apertures-to-be-featured-at-the-archilab-2013-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> </a>that was exhibited at the FRAC Center in Orleans, France.</p><p>Whatever its organic form reminds you of, the shell structure let visitors catch a glimpse of B+U's ongoing exploration in architectural biomimicry and how it challenges the boundaries of ecological design.</p><p>Read on for more project details from B+U:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ws/wsv0u6czhddwpwff.jpg"></p><p>"Apertures reflect a current architectural discourse of digital ecologies, emphasizing the relationship between the natural world and advances in digital technology, which leads to a new type of interactive, organic buildings. The installation focuses on a symbiotic relationship between nature, building morphologies, and material expression."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i7/i750575yrm3byd3o.jpg"></p><p>"Rooted in Baumgartner+Uriu&rsquo;s work and ongoing research, Apertures challe...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98511939/aia-announces-the-2014-cote-top-ten-green-projects AIA announces the 2014 COTE Top Ten Green Projects Justine Testado 2014-04-22T21:05:00-04:00 >2014-04-23T12:52:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gx/gxg2hz3ezjuyz1u3.jpg" width="514" height="282" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since it's Earth Day, here are the 18th annual Top Ten Green Projects just announced by the AIA and their Committee on the Environment (COTE). The awards program is the best known in the field for recognizing excellence in sustainable architecture and ecological design. Additionally, AIA and COTE awarded one project as the Top Ten Plus Project, which honors a past Top Ten Green Project that demonstrates through quantifiable metrics the impact of sustainable design and technology.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The winners will be honored at the AIA 2014 National Convention and Design Exposition in Chicago this June.</p><p>Have a look at this year's winning projects below.</p><p>Pictured above: <strong>Arizona State University Student Health Services; Tempe, Arizona</strong><br>by Lake|Flato Architects + Orcutt|Winslow&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Bud Clark Commons; Portland, Oregon </strong><br>by Holst Architecture</p><p><strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1b/1b52bfjyjvvft0xp.jpg"></strong></p><p><strong>Bushwick Inlet Park; Brooklyn, New York </strong><br>by Kiss + Cathcart, Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nq/nqe6qon687xq8rwd.jpg"></p><p><strong>Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt (EGWW) Federal Building Modernization; Portland, Oregon&nbsp;</strong><br>by SERA Architects in association with Cutler Anderson Architects<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e0/e0zsb641tkmb8b36.jpg"></p><p><strong>Gateway Center - SUNY-ESF College of Environmental Science &amp; Forestry; Syracuse, NY</strong><br>by Architerra</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s1/s10a4d1e7zenagv1.jpg"></p><p><strong>John &amp; Frances Angelos Law Center; Baltimore</strong><br>by Behnisch Architekten and Ayers Saint Gross</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9h/9hg29h9qnlpin5w1.jpg"></p><p><strong>Sustainability Treehouse; Glen Jean, West Virginia Design</strong><br>by Mithun (Architect); BNIM (Executive Architect/Architect of Record)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0u/0uc8dalke9i1t3v2.jpg"></p><p><strong>The David and Lucile Packard Foundation Headquarters; Los Altos California</strong><br>by EHDD</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yn/ynf49dpjw50t2yth.jpg"></p><p><strong>U.S. Land Port of Entry; Warroad, Minnesota</strong><br>by Snow K...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96643127/finding-playground-potential-in-the-energy-carousel-in-dordrecht Finding playground potential in the Energy Carousel in Dordrecht Justine Testado 2014-03-31T15:08:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:33:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dp/dpjkhkbpg7qp8hfc.jpg" width="514" height="651" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For a kid, a lifesize light-up spinning top that you can play in right in your neighborhood sounds like a dream come true -- and such is the case in Dordrecht, The Netherlands.</p><p>The Energy Carousel by Madrid-based firm <a href="http://ecosistemaurbano.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ecosistema Urbano</a> is a play structure that is both engaging and educational. As kids grab onto one of the structure's hanging ropes, the kinetic energy released by their movements is stored in a battery, which later serves as supply to light up the structure at night. The carousel's LED lights shine in various colors depending on how much energy was stored during that day.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ol/oluttxbzz4vzon5c.jpg"></p><p>The Energy Carousel was one of the winning designs in a 2010 invited competition by <a href="http://www.carve.nl/?pm3=20&amp;lg=en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carve</a>, an Amsterdam design group that specializes in developing and engineering public spaces for children. Carve asked 10 European firms to design a multi-age sustainable "unconventional play object" to complete the Governeursplein public square in Dordrecht.</p><p>Since then, it seems the Energy Carousel has provided whirls ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96732426/winning-projects-of-the-2014-u-s-wood-design-awards Winning projects of the 2014 U.S. Wood Design Awards Justine Testado 2014-03-28T18:35:00-04:00 >2014-04-03T21:27:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fv/fvdp0l88ilu4amb5.jpg" width="514" height="677" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners of the WoodWorks 2014 U.S. Wood Design Awards sure know how to prove wood as a versatile material in architecture. Out of 140 entries -- the most the competition has ever received -- the jury selected nine of the most outstanding projects in wood architecture. During the recent ceremony at the Southeast Wood Solutions Fair in Charlotte, NC, awards were given in nine categories. Four Regional Winners were also awarded.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Check out the winning projects below</p><p>(Above) <strong>Institutional Wood Design: James and Anne Robinson Nature Center in Columbia, MD. </strong>Architect &ndash; GWWO, Inc./Architects</p><p><strong>Green Building with Wood: Biomass Heating Plant, Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT&nbsp; </strong><br>Architect &ndash; Centerbook Architects and Planners</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/in/ino9on48gokhehmc.jpg"><br><br><strong>Wood School Design: Cascades Academy of Central Oregon in Tumalo, OR&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong><br>Architect &ndash; Hennebery Eddy Architects, Inc.<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d9/d9hffpij7shs81uu.jpg"></p><p><strong>Commercial Wood Design: Federal Center South &ndash; Building 1202 in Seattle, WA&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong><br>Architect &ndash; ZGF Architects LLP&nbsp;<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8b/8bw48xg9izm7rpyc.jpg"></p><p><strong>Innovative Wood Engineering:&nbsp; Promega Feynman Center, &ldquo;The Crossroads&rdquo; in Madison, WA</strong>.<br>Architect &ndash; Uihlein&#8208;Wilson Architects, Inc.<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/79/79p91n7ewn1q6dww.jpg"></p><p><strong>Beauty of Wood: Reed College Performing Arts Building in Portland, OR</strong><br>Architect &ndash; Opsis Architecture<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qy/qykxnt1l8skt25sn.jpg"><br><br><strong>Jury's Choice Award: Habiframe, Inc. Tornado Storm Shelter in Memphis, TN&nbsp;</strong><br>Architect &ndash; Habiframe, Inc.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rh/rhfe84zdc44aj0na.jpg"></p><p><strong>Multi-Story Wood Design: Bullitt Center in Seattle, WA</strong><br>Architect &ndash; The Miller Hull Partnership<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ro/ro4967mei10mk7ef.jpg"></p><p><strong>Traditional Use of Wood: Muckleshoot Smokehouse in Auburn, WA...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96419252/shigeru-ban-named-as-2014-pritzker-prize-laureate Shigeru Ban named as 2014 Pritzker Prize Laureate Justine Testado 2014-03-24T17:14:00-04:00 >2014-10-17T17:46:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6c/6c5x224u5a7evehp.jpg" width="514" height="709" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Japanese architect <a href="http://archinect.com/shigeru_ban" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shigeru Ban</a> has been announced as the 2014 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. Established by the Pritzker family of Chicago in 1979, the prestigious award is widely regarded as "the Nobel Prize" in the architecture profession.</p><p>Shigeru Ban will be the seventh Japanese architect to become a Pritzker Laureate &mdash; following the late Kenzo Tange in 1987, Fumihiko Maki in 1993, Tadao Ando in 1995, the team of Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa in 2010, and Toyo Ito in 2013.</p><p>Shigeru Ban will officially accept the prize at a formal ceremony in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam on June 13, 2014. This will be the first time the ceremony will be held in The Netherlands.</p><p>Past recipients in recent years include <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/toyo_ito_wins_2013_pritzker_prize/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toyo Ito</a> (2013), <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/2012_pritzker_prize_goes_to_wang_shu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wang Shu</a> (2012), <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/portuguese_architect_eduardo_souto_de_moura_wins_2011_pritzker_prize/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eduardo Souto de Moura</a> (2011), <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/sanaa_wins_2010_pritzker_prize/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA</a> (2010), and <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/swiss_peter_zumthor_awarded_with_2009_pritzker_prize/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Zumthor</a> (2009). Laureates receive a $100,000 grant, a formal citation certificate, and a bronze medallion based on the designs of famed Chicago architect Louis Sullivan.<br><br><strong>From the winni...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/95641228/cabin-design-results-for-cfi-s-international-sustainable-architecture-competition-new-brunswick Cabin design results for CFI’s International Sustainable Architecture Competition, New Brunswick Justine Testado 2014-03-14T15:15:00-04:00 >2014-03-17T18:54:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kc/kc5km9nsxyusyj0m.jpg" width="514" height="503" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If designing cabins is your thing, maybe you can find ideas from the Community Forest International's International Sustainable Architecture Competition in New Brunswick, Canada...The submissions presented new approaches to cabin design, but the jury decided "The Whaelghinbran Nomadic Cabin", by recent master's graduate Nathan Fisher from Toronto, was most suitable to be built at CFI's developing Rural Innovation Campus.</p></em><br /><br /><p>1st Prize &ndash; The Whaelghinbran Nomadic Cabin. Designer: Nathan Fisher, B.Arch Sci, M.Arch (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nv/nvxe629ei5olqrwk.jpg"><br><br>1st Runner Up &ndash; Acadian Abstraction. Designer: Belle Stone, BA, M.Arch (New York, NY, USA)<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fi/fiojp8x00lcgg7oq.jpg"></p><p>Judge&rsquo;s Award for Architectural Poetry &ndash; Hearth. Designers: Kyle Schumann, B.Arch &amp; Katie MacDonald, B.Arch (Los Angeles, California, USA)<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9o/9obuc83vbsijngd9.jpg"><br><br>People&rsquo;s Choice Award &ndash; Marlice. Designers: Alice Dupin, M.C.E, M.Arch and Marion Filliatre, M.C.E, M.Arch (Paris, France)<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ju/juy5k130wca9mwsb.jpg"><br><br>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/results_of_the_cfi_cabin_design_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92921888/yap-winner-the-living-selected-to-re-design-moma-ps1-s-courtyard-this-summer YAP winner The Living selected to re-design MoMA PS1's courtyard this summer Justine Testado 2014-02-05T15:20:00-05:00 >2014-09-10T13:30:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z9/z95wuicbh2dfsvze.jpg" width="514" height="282" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After winning the 2014 Young Architects Program <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/86536719/finalists-for-moma-ps1-2014-young-architects-program" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">out of five finalists</a>, emerging architect David Benjamin and his firm, <a href="http://www.thelivingnewyork.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Living</a> will temporarily transform the outdoor courtyard of MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, New York when the summer season rolls in.<br><br>YAP projects had to provide seating, shade, and water, and also follow guidelines that address environmental issues and sustainability.&nbsp; The Living's proposal, titled "Hy-Fi", will feature circular organic brick towers made of corn stalk and living root structures. Set to open in late June, the temporary installation will be a memorable summer spectacle.<br><br>Here's more detail into the project's design:<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fe/feutskkfj9ek8a0a.jpg"><br><br>"Using biological technologies combined with cutting-edge computation and engineering to create new building materials, The Living will use a new method of bio-design, resulting in a structure that is 100% organic material. The structure temporarily diverts the natural carbon cycle to produce a building that grows out of nothing but earth an...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90695068/katoxvictoria-s-sprouting-city-blocks-runner-up-for-europan-denmark-copenhagen KATOxVictoria’s “Sprouting City Blocks” - Runner-up for Europan Denmark, Copenhagen Justine Testado 2014-01-07T18:34:00-05:00 >2014-01-13T17:11:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/93/93jwue2cs3r3it9t.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Our Europan 12 featured entry for today is "Sprouting City Blocks" by KATOxVictoria, a Copenhagen-based design office founded in 2011 by architects Hiroshi Kato and Victoria Diemer Bennetzen. Designed for the Vesterbro district in the competition's Copenhagen site, KATOxVictoria's entry won the runner-up award in the latest Europan Denmark.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Here's a preview of "Sprouting City Blocks":</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oa/oaje3wo150ey3bcr.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4o/4odq9xzo39wn8zje.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zq/zqvp2zdl2cygbpn0.jpg" title=""><br><br><em>Images courtesy of KATOxVictoria.</em></p> <p> Click the thumbnails below for more images. More project details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/katoxvictorias_sprouting_city_blocks_-_runner-up_for_europan_denmark_copenh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/84673725/a-living-heart-for-a-modernist-campus-erasmus-university-rotterdam-revitalizes-its-grounds A living heart for a modernist Campus - Erasmus University Rotterdam revitalizes its grounds Jaakko van 't Spijker 2013-10-21T11:52:00-04:00 >2013-10-21T11:54:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g5/g5iy47zo1mo8ceyt.jpg" width="514" height="938" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>Erasmus University Rotterdam has opened the new public heart of its Woudestein campus. The project can be seen as a benchmark for the way grim and gloomy '60s and '70s institutional areas can be sparked to life. </strong></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ld/ldc2087kv9caylyh.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <strong>A new semi-sunken garage has been integrated with a new public space design and pond together with a new student pavilion mark the realization of the first phase of a unique and ambitious revitalization master plan.&nbsp; The master plan was designed by the collaborating Dutch firms Juurlink [+] Geluk and jvantspijker architects.</strong></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pj/pjpu0yc1wk672g1r.jpg" title=""><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p0/p0k016juwbzyzv3w.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <strong>Transformation master plan: parking and landscaping as a game-changer</strong><br> The transformation primarily addresses the need for a sense of place, orientation, way-finding and identity as well as providing a high quality of public space with a pleasant experience. The Erasmus Plaza is the new central axis of the campus, a boulevard and formal entrance to the University.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o6/o6x9icbo6gysprp5.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The garage frees the site for landscaping while it&nbsp; injects people into t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78853518/shigeru-ban-s-cardboard-cathedral-opens-in-christchurch Shigeru Ban's Cardboard Cathedral opens in Christchurch Justine Testado 2013-08-07T11:29:00-04:00 >2013-08-14T12:00:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b2/b2h9gpu8nspnfl5q.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand opened its doors to the public for the first time on August 6. Designed by Japanese architect, <a href="http://www.shigerubanarchitects.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shigeru Ban</a>, the cathedral is a temporary replacement of the original Christchurch Cathedral, the city's symbol that was destroyed by a 6.3-magnitude earthquake in February 2011. Construction delays prevented the cathedral from opening on its original deadline in February.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7j/7jyyerpqh1rmzq62.jpg" title=""><br><br> Ban's Cardboard Cathedral is nowhere close to the original gothic revival design done by British architect George Gilbert Scott during the later half of the 19th century. The transition structure is in the middle of an ongoing debate whether the new cathedral's permanent design should be a restoration, a modern reinterpretation, or a completely new building.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/25/259d5tg6b3f4yrhi.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The Cardboard Cathedral's triangular frame of 98 cardboard-encased LVL beams enclose a multi-functional main hall that can accommodate up to 700 people for church events. In addition to cardboard--a reporte...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/68957574/sustainable-holiday-home-by-tjep-isol-e Sustainable Holiday Home by Tjep | Isolée Anna Johnson 2013-03-07T13:05:00-05:00 >2013-03-11T22:10:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e8/e8qh2fqbpgzti32j.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Frank Tjepkema of Dutch design studio Tjep. has designed an ecologically friendly getaway home to be self-sufficient in remote areas. Called Isol&eacute;e, the small house embraces and uses technology to be as energy efficient as possible.</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/53708368/sefaira-concept-collaborative-sofware-for-sustainable-design Sefaira Concept - collaborative sofware for sustainable design Archinect 2012-07-17T17:57:00-04:00 >2012-07-17T17:57:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vp/vpnoedvwa0ygww5c.jpg" width="514" height="268" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sefaira Concept enables architects and project teams to create better performing buildings with a powerful web-based sustainability analysis platform. It performs whole-building analysis of energy, water, carbon, and renewable energy potential, while an intuitive interface allows for fast, iterative exploration of design options. Concept allows you to combine creativity and analytic insight to design buildings that are both elegant and highly sustainable.</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/52657942/bruce-munro-announces-largest-solar-powered-field-of-light-for-ayers-rock-australia-in-2013 Bruce Munro Announces Largest Solar-Powered Field of Light for Ayers Rock, Australia in 2013! MikeChino 2012-06-29T14:12:00-04:00 >2012-06-29T14:29:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ln/lnfdo8tf24rxnjpw.jpg" width="514" height="377" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After a series of acclaimed installations around the world, Munro will be bringing his Fields of Light back to the project&rsquo;s birthplace at Ayers Rock (Uluru) in the heart of the Australian red desert in 2013. The installation will be his largest to date, and it will be powered entirely by solar energy.</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/30215329/sfo-terminal-2-is-the-first-u-s-airport-to-achieve-leed-gold-certification SFO Terminal 2 is the First U.S. Airport to Achieve LEED Gold Certification MikeChino 2011-12-08T12:47:00-05:00 >2012-10-01T17:51:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gp/gpt4vfpdmtv1jy7y.jpg" width="514" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With innovative mechanical systems, natural daylighting, clear signage and a variety of behind the scenes sustainability strategies, San Francisco International Airport's Terminal 2 has become a destination unto itself. And the LEED Gold certification? Well, that's just an added bonus.</p></em><br /><br /><p> San Francisco's Terminal 2 just became the first airport in the United States to achieve LEED Gold certification, and Inhabitat hit the scene yesterday to bring you exclusive photos of the airy, energy-efficient building renovated by Gensler.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/29417305/ginger-group-unveils-plan-to-transform-the-eiffel-tower-into-a-gigantic-tree Ginger Group Unveils Plan to Transform the Eiffel Tower Into a Gigantic Tree MikeChino 2011-12-01T14:59:31-05:00 >2011-12-08T09:16:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lx/lxbkc67ej33lfhp3.jpg" width="514" height="375" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A group of consultants in Paris has hatched a plan to turn the Eiffel Tower into a giant tree by covering it with 600,000 plants. Their dream is to literally plant the 324 meter tall aesthetic symbol of Paris with 12 tons of rubber tubing, and gradually add bags planted with greenery all over.</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/15428474/the-6-most-dubious-green-projects-from-dubai The 6 Most Dubious “Green” Projects from Dubai MikeChino 2011-08-01T17:11:22-04:00 >2011-08-01T20:27:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fx/fxia7ayg446ce4iy.jpg" width="514" height="399" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Despite a handful of genuinely sustainable developments taking place in Dubai, the Emirate has an embarrassing reputation for realizing some of the world's most absurd "green" projects. Inhabitat has compiled a list of our favorite to poke fun at, including the world's tallest tennis court.</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/9106134/a-first-look-at-section-2-of-new-york-s-high-line-park A First Look at Section 2 of New York's High Line Park MikeChino 2011-06-07T16:11:28-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6i/6ienh0q8jb629vrj.jpg" width="514" height="352" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The High Line, New York City&rsquo;s most exciting and innovative linear park, just opened its second section to the public &ndash; and Inhabitat was on the scene to bring you exclusive photos of the new extension! We finally experienced the Falcone Flyover, Viewing Spur, Chelsea Thicket and other exciting new features, and we descended from the experienced with our heads still in the clouds &ndash; read on for our exclusive first look at The High Line, Section 2.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Inhabitat has exclusive photos of the opening day of New York's high line park - hit the jump to see the new park in its entirety - from the Chelsea Thicket to the Falcone Flyover and beyond.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/8308740/world-s-first-solar-powered-floating-island-opens-in-seoul World’s First Solar-Powered Floating Island Opens in Seoul MikeChino 2011-05-31T18:16:28-04:00 >2011-05-31T18:49:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fm/fm8rof1mfksa9nqx.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The citizens living off the Han River in Seoul, South Korea inaugurated the world&rsquo;s largest floating island just last week. The stunning structure includes a 700 seat convention hall, restaurants and arcades &mdash; all powered by solar energy. When the development is completed, a trio of islands will be linked together by twenty-three weather-proof chains.</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>