Archinect - News 2015-05-29T08:19:18-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/122818954/designing-for-the-night Designing for the Night Nicholas Korody 2015-03-13T15:10:00-04:00 >2015-03-15T18:41:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o9/o92yt91wz88jxxih.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When I speak with a student about nightlife they have something different in mind than a 65-year old town planning manager. In the municipalities, finding contacts is difficult - often nobody feels responsible or capable of speaking. That should change.</p></em><br /><br /><p>There are sleepy cities and cities that never sleep. There are cities famed for their raucous nightlife, and others whose adolescent residents dream of leaving. According to the German urban scientist&nbsp;Jakob F. Schmid, interviewed for DW.DE, "Nightlife often defines the character of entire streets or districts." Schmid runs the&nbsp;"City After Eight - Management of the Urban Night Economy" project with Thomas Kr&uuml;ger, which is funded by the German government.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l9/l9kqjtkhpbirk2lp.jpg"></p><p>Looking at a variety of German cities including Berlin, Hamburg, and Frankfurt, the researchers mapped nightlife "with online recommendation platforms as the basis for the data." The hazy blue results indicate that various forms a city's nightlife may take. In the famed-party city Berlin, for example, hotspots are diffused throughout the expansive metropolis. In a traditional German city, on the other hand, the nightlife tends to be concentrated "on the city center, usually on the streets directly surrounding the center proper."</p><p>In the...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78926701/the-nocturnal-face-of-architecture-awp-s-vers-un-climat-exhibit-opens-this-month The Nocturnal Face of Architecture: AWP's "Vers un climat" exhibit opens this month Justine Testado 2013-08-07T19:37:00-04:00 >2013-08-07T19:42:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lz/lz4462b53gnfovwu.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Cities can transform into an entirely new place once it's nighttime, sometimes to the point of disorientation that you wonder if you're still in the same city. The upcoming "Vers un climat: Building (With) The Unstable" exhibit at Cornell University presented by award-winning interdisciplinary practice AWP explores the alluring atmosphere of the urban nightscape to illustrate how structures can evolve, change, and perform as active participants in our cities.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/87/87zsi2fk582imdb0.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <br> "Vers un climat" is based on years of in-depth research by AWP founders Marc Armengaud, Matthias Armengaud, and Alessandra Cianchetta, who continuously explore how intangible elements like climate, time, and light affect architectural design.<br><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b5/b5vtqejj1ha163l2.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The exhibit will showcase AWP's realized and proposed designs that convey the practice's recurring themes of impermanence, evolution, and the uncontrollable. Featured projects include The Lantern Pavilion in Norway, the Troll installation pieces, the LAM Museum sculpture park, a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/46264091/la-light LA Light Alexander Walter 2012-04-25T16:58:00-04:00 >2012-04-30T09:11:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5v/5vtt6dsdvhnp41vo.jpg" width="514" height="228" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Stunning time-lapse video of Los Angeles at night that recently made it on the <a href="http://vimeo.com/awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2012 Vimeo Awards</a> shortlist in the category 'Lyrical'.</p> <p> Here some more info from Colin Rich, maker of <em>LA Light</em>:</p> <p> <em>I sought out to capture the electric radiance of Los Angeles at night and paint a portrait of my city.</em></p> <p> <em>It took me 6 months of on and off shooting to finish this project.</em></p> <p> <em>Shooting time lapses is a labor of love and a study in patience.</em></p> <p> <em>This video is dedicated to the memory of my Grandmother. She spent most of her life bettering the lives of others and was exemplary of what humanity can be in its purest form.</em></p> <p> <em>Cinematography, direction, and editing by <a href="http://facebook.com/colinrich1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Colin Rich</a><br> Production Company: <a href="http://pacificstarflight.com/Pacific_Star/Open.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pacific Star</a><br> Produced by <a href="http://facebook.com/profile.php?id=741029873" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">William Ahmanson</a></em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p>