Archinect - News 2017-06-27T01:47:18-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149999373/stefan-al-on-why-the-shopping-mall-isn-t-dying Stefan Al on why the shopping mall isn't dying Justine Testado 2017-03-24T19:41:00-04:00 >2017-04-01T13:41:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vp/vp6x10do0dnb2k2b.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>...it is not the mall that is declining, but suburbia. The mall, meanwhile, is becoming urban. In fact, a new breed of shopping centre is integrating so seamlessly into its urban surroundings that it can be difficult to draw any line between city and mall whatsoever. On both sides of the Pacific, the mall is not &ldquo;dead&rdquo;. It has simply transformed...[but] &ldquo;While the idea of the shopping mall becoming &lsquo;urban&rsquo; has a certain appeal, the net effect is to turn the city into a shopping mall.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Stefan Al, author of <em>Mall City: Hong Kong's Dreamworlds of Consumption</em>, writes about how shopping malls&nbsp;in places such as New York, Melbourne, and Hong Kong&nbsp;are&nbsp;increasingly blending into the cities themselves &mdash; transforming into &ldquo;a new breed of shopping centre&rdquo;, Al writes.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149993561/explore-mitigating-human-suffering-via-design-in-this-new-school-symposium Explore mitigating human suffering via design in this New School symposium Julia Ingalls 2017-02-23T13:41:00-05:00 >2017-02-23T13:41:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1a/1a664mi21495f882.jpg" width="650" height="443" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As cities densify and the global population increases, much has been made of reclaiming physical spaces: but how does one reclaim a place that is bound up in tragedy, whether that tragedy was natural or man-made? On March 3rd and 4th, <a href="http://events.newschool.edu/event/making_home_in_wounded_places_design_memory_and_the_spatial#.WK8kaELFui6" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Parsons the New School for Design will host a symposium</a> featuring&nbsp;Lina Sergie Attar, a Syrian-American architect, writer, and activist who hails from Aleppo.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s9/s9vomp4pzvte9ova.jpg"></p><p>In addition to Attar's keynote address, the symposium, entitled &ldquo;Making Home in Wounded Places: Memory, Design, and the Spatial,"&nbsp;will explore several dozen case studies dealing with refugee shelters, the repurposing of Latin American prisons into shopping malls, and how painful memories of the past have been represented and memorialized in places including a Warsaw ghetto. Those interested in registering to attend can do so on <a href="http://events.newschool.edu/event/making_home_in_wounded_places_design_memory_and_the_spatial#.WK8rMELFui5" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the website</a>.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149982614/indoor-malls-are-out-as-la-s-brick-and-mortar-shopping-centers-get-renovated Indoor malls are out as LA's brick-and-mortar shopping centers get renovated Julia Ingalls 2016-12-13T20:25:00-05:00 >2016-12-19T23:44:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cq/cqtklothqfn3ou7o.jpg" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sometime in the not too distant future we will look back at traditional malls as an anachronism &ndash; something that started with the post World War II move to the suburbs, peaked in 1990, and faded away, according to the billionaire Los Angeles developer Rick Caruso, whose properties include the Grove and the Americana at Brand.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Millions of dollars are being spent on refurbishing and renovating malls in Los Angeles in an attempt to offer online shoppers an incentive to go outdoors. According to this report by <a href="http://www.scpr.org/news/2016/12/06/66718/why-there-s-a-shopping-center-arms-race-in-los-ang/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KPCC</a>, the big-league mall masterminds, including Grove guru Rick Caruso, are purposefully trying to redesign malls to center around activities like eating and socializing, experiences which are arguably better in person (and which indoor malls frequently sequester to dimly lit food courts). Although many are predicting the outright death of indoor malls, others are simply <a href="http://they%20apparently%20haven't%20been%20keeping%20up%20on%20inventive%20repurposing%20schemes%20that%20convert%20the%20space%20into%20hospitals,%20parks,%20and%20occasionally%20dwellings%20in%20housing%20crisis-plagued%20cities." rel="nofollow" target="_blank">repurposing them into religious centers, hospitals, and occasionally dwellings in housing-crisis plagued cities.</a></p><p>For more on malls:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128736686/for-in-that-death-of-malls-what-dreams-may-come-archinect-sessions-32-featuring-special-guest-co-host-nam-henderson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">For in that death of malls, what dreams may come? Archinect Sessions #32, featuring special guest co-host, Nam Henderson!</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119304867/dead-malls-and-shopping-dinosaurs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dead Malls and Shopping Dinosaurs</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/55294047/china-s-ghost-towns-and-phantom-malls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">China's ghost towns and phantom malls</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149975722/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-shopping-spaces-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Shopping Spaces" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-10-28T14:57:00-04:00 >2016-11-06T00:16:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sh/sh4dfz4j6e9hrx94.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board<em> <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/shopping-spaces/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shopping Spaces</a></em>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zn/zntxtmzxnau4oq2z.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/softlab/project/innisfree" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Innisfree flagship store</a> in Seoul, South Korea by Innisfree; Installation and Facade: <a href="http://archinect.com/softlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOFTlab</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yk/ykn1zwj1kkvr9ys2.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/pslab/project/aesop-abc-viertel-hamburg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aesop ABC Viertel</a> in Hamburg, Germany by&nbsp;Vincent Van Duysen Architects;&nbsp;Lighting Designer &amp; Manufacturing: <a href="http://archinect.com/pslab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PSLab</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qd/qd52zfbdwwj9hb16.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/leckiestudio/project/uyu-ice-cream" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UYU Ice Cream</a> in Vancouver, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/leckiestudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Leckie Studio Architecture + Design</a>; Photo: Ema Peter</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xy/xyhdc8eaui1i48it.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/whitespace/project/daily-roast" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daily Roast</a> in Bangkok, Thailand by <a href="http://archinect.com/whitespace" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Whitespace Ltd</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/41/41xzlmt0b7okivf1.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/mcintoshporis.com/project/will-legacy-store-detroit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WILL Legacy Store</a> in Detroit, MI by <a href="http://archinect.com/mcintoshporis.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">McIntosh Poris</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6o/6ovchhb8efwui70g.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/ChristianLahoudeStudio/project/josefinas-nolita-flagship" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Josefinas NoLIta Flagship</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/ChristianLahoudeStudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christian Lahoude Studio</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m4/m4tbivtxmf82bcpv.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/standard/project/pressed-juicery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pressed Juicery</a> in Beverly Hills, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/standard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Standard&reg;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fi/fi5g381ww3qd2cq8.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/iosaghini/project/ferrari-store-maranello" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ferrari Store</a> in Maranello, Italy by <a href="http://archinect.com/iosaghini" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IOSA GHINI ASSOCIATI</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ux/ux95sqzhk4zxn738.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/PODarchitects/project/14-dover-street" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">14 Dover Street, Alexander McQueen f...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943479/artist-catalogs-the-drab-architecture-of-america-s-megachurches Artist catalogs the drab architecture of America's megachurches Alexander Walter 2016-05-03T13:50:00-04:00 >2016-05-06T00:38:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x3/x30x5e89pg9sac7p.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Lisa Anne Auerbach created a &lsquo;megazine&rsquo; of structures reminiscent of shopping malls or warehouses, hidden away from city centers, where thousands of people worship every week [...] The conception of the cathedral is not only where one goes to be spiritual or commune with God, but to feel awe through the grandeur of the architecture [...] the US megachurch buildings are stripped wholesale of that sense of wonder and connection to the past; they are also far from the focal point of a city.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vl/vl7l1tlcjrbri6uh.jpg"></p><p>Related news stories on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938802/ancient-italian-church-comes-back-to-life-built-in-wire-mesh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ancient Italian church comes back to life &ndash; built in wire mesh</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144504662/omaha-is-building-a-tri-faith-campus-with-a-church-a-mosque-and-a-synagogue-no-joke" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Omaha is building a Tri-Faith campus with a church, a mosque and a synagogue (no joke)</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108020530/why-modern-architecture-struggles-to-inspire-catholics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why Modern Architecture Struggles to Inspire Catholics</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/141212275/leaking-water-delays-opening-of-world-trade-center-transit-hub-s-luxury-shopping-mall Leaking water delays opening of World Trade Center Transit Hub's luxury shopping mall Alexander Walter 2015-11-16T15:54:00-05:00 >2015-11-18T23:13:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c7/c7cdip7przdif8f0.jpg" width="650" height="863" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A persistent water leak is among the problems that have delayed the opening of the mall, which was supposed to be operating by now, to the first half of 2016. It is the latest setback to bedevil the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, the $3.7 billion rail terminal that will also house Westfield&rsquo;s $1.4 billion shopping center. [...] The latest twist involves water penetration around the construction site of 3 World Trade Center, an office tower abutting the hub, which began in late summer.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132336245/massive-spine-skylight-in-calatrava-s-wtc-oculus-nears-completion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Massive 'spine' skylight in Calatrava's WTC Oculus nears completion</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135106623/there-s-a-chance-the-hudson-is-leaking-into-the-wtc-site" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">There's a chance the Hudson is leaking into the WTC site</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122737225/nymag-talks-to-santiago-calatrava-about-his-wtc-station-budget-reputation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYMag talks to Santiago Calatrava about his WTC Station, budget, reputation</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/140753792/istanbul-s-storied-relationship-to-shopping-malls Istanbul's storied relationship to shopping malls Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-11-09T18:51:00-05:00 >2015-11-17T22:14:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9b/9b6044603ef198c7928a9f8f9778b001.jpg" width="620" height="414" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With their sustainable growth slowing down, things didn't look good at all for the future of Turkey's malls. [...] With interest in city conservation growing, a popular opposition against gentrification projects rising, and a newborn curiosity for the country's Ottoman-era buildings being threatened by construction companies, talking positively about shopping malls came to be considered sacrilegious from 2013 on.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Istanbul's architecture:</p><ul><li><a title="Istanbul&rsquo;s introverted megaspaces " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129884314/istanbul-s-introverted-megaspaces" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Istanbul&rsquo;s introverted megaspaces</a></li><li><a title="Istanbul's 'illegal' towers to be demolished after landmark court ruling" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107097802/istanbul-s-illegal-towers-to-be-demolished-after-landmark-court-ruling" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Istanbul's 'illegal' towers to be demolished after landmark court ruling</a></li><li><a title="An urbanist's guide to Istanbul: &lsquo;We live in a giant construction site&rsquo;" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104707313/an-urbanist-s-guide-to-istanbul-we-live-in-a-giant-construction-site" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An urbanist's guide to Istanbul: &lsquo;We live in a giant construction site&rsquo;</a></li><li><a title="Gezi Park: Architecture and the Aestheticization of Politics" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93495538/gezi-park-architecture-and-the-aestheticization-of-politics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gezi Park: Architecture and the Aestheticization of Politics</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/140554775/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-new-shopping-spaces-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's new "Shopping Spaces" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-11-06T20:01:00-05:00 >2015-11-17T21:59:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7v/7vwlcs324kiwcwzr.jpg" width="650" height="974" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the <strong>brand new</strong> board<em> <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/shopping-spaces/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shopping Spaces</a></em>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a4/a4qfzpnmpo29bpnl.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/260/mills-pharmacy/86163049" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mills Pharmacy</a> in<strong> </strong>Birmingham, MI by <a href="http://archinect.com/m1dtw" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">M1/DTW</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4v/4v1rai9sraxchddw.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/embt/project/santa-caterina-market" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rehabilitation of Santa Caterina Market</a> in Barcelona, Spain by <a href="http://archinect.com/embt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miralles Tagliabue EMBT</a>; Photo: Alex Gaultier</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a8/a8bto2ljfbbrnqj1.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/77847420/showroom-eurobike-porsche/102638330" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Showroom Eurobike - Porsche</a> in Bras&iacute;lia, Brazil by <a href="http://archinect.com/umaum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1:1 arquitetura:design</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ij/iju5coa4973hgod9.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/22769007/t-magi/139509137" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">T-MAGI</a> in Copenhagen, Denmark by <a href="http://archinect.com/wearchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WE Architecture</a>; Photo: Enok Holsegaard</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m6/m6jxwshpencrpkzp.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/14482002/xocolatti/27914468" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">XOCOLATTI</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/14482002/de-spec" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">De-Spec</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/21/21i5yqdxpyun8eg1.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/67594087/otsuka-dofukuten/67594088" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Otsuka-Dofukuten</a> in Kyoto, Japan by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/67594087/yusuke-seki" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yusuke Seki</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/az/az1xidsfrr7j323g.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/387/aesop-dtla/140070467" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aesop DTLA</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/brooksscarpa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brooks + Scarpa</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ad/adv8cx2lc7jew56w.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/68128893/mac-bebekoy/68131018" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAC BEBEKOY</a> in Istanbul, Turkey by <a href="http://archinect.com/uxda" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">URAS X DILEKCI</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4u/4uvgt9v6oytdl6fw.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/74092282/uhrwerk-shop/74093687" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Uhrwerk (shop)</a> in Vienna, Austria by <a href="http://archinect.com/smartvoll" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">smartvoll Architekten ZT KG</a></p><p>(Cover pic: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/23900/melissa-we-are-flowers/103496110" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Melissa - We Are Flowers</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/softlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SO...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129097799/a-supermall-grows-in-fracking-country A supermall grows in fracking country Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-08T14:13:00-04:00 >2015-06-09T09:55:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5i/5iupv5uny6mhjlxv.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Today Williston&mdash;which sits atop the oil-rich Bakken shale formation&mdash;is enjoying a second life as a key player in the state's booming economy. Following several years of record population growth and real estate development, the town will soon boast one more draw: a $500 million retail mecca complete with shopping, a hotel and indoor water park. Not bad for a town of just 32,000 people. [...] "The U.S. isn't overretailed, it's under-idea-ed"</p></em><br /><br /><p>We discuss the decline and (perhaps inevitable) death of the American shopping mall on episode #32 of Archinect Sessions, "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128736686/for-in-that-death-of-malls-what-dreams-may-come-archinect-sessions-32-featuring-special-guest-co-host-nam-henderson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">For in that death of malls, what dreams may come?</a>"</p><p>More info and recent news on <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/86194/dead-malls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">dead malls</a>:</p><ul><li><p><a title="Dead Malls and Shopping Dinosaurs" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119304867/dead-malls-and-shopping-dinosaurs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dead Malls and Shopping Dinosaurs</a></p></li><li><p><a title="Dead-malls and the return of Main Street" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69132643/dead-malls-and-the-return-of-main-street" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dead-malls and the return of Main Street</a></p></li><li><p><a title="Debating the Root Causes of Zombie Infrastructure" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/51398282/debating-the-root-causes-of-zombie-infrastructure" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Debating the Root Causes of Zombie Infrastructure</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/128651497/can-t-find-office-space-in-san-francisco-try-the-mall Can't find office space in San Francisco? Try the mall. Alexander Walter 2015-06-02T18:21:00-04:00 >2015-06-04T20:11:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/89/89d61b27c80cc6213d5bf1887ec3868c.jpg" width="640" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For a fledgling startup, finding an office in San Francisco can be a real nightmare. Rents are&nbsp;now climbing past $60 a square foot, second only to Manhattan in the US [...]. This means young startups have to get creative if they insist on staying within the city. And Westfield, one of the world&rsquo;s largest mall operators, has a&nbsp;solution for them: Bespoke, a 37,000-square-foot coworking and event space within its shopping center&nbsp;in downtown San Francisco.</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/103784247/dubai-planning-the-world-s-biggest-shopping-mall Dubai planning the world's biggest shopping mall Alexander Walter 2014-07-09T13:54:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T20:03:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ba/ba3b2da8a82f57220b9a1750c2da4da8.jpg" width="620" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dubai is already home to the biggest shopping mall in the world, but that apparently isn't enough. The emirate is planning an even bigger mall, one so massive it's already being described as a temperature-controlled city. It's going to be called Mall of the World, and will stretch for 48 million square feet. The plan may seem curious to Americans watching their neighborhood shopping malls start to fade.</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/88005261/unstudio-completes-hanjie-wanda-square-in-wuhan-china UNStudio completes Hanjie Wanda Square in Wuhan, China Justine Testado 2013-12-03T18:20:00-05:00 >2013-12-09T18:29:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/05/05lgw50spo6r9gc3.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>UNStudio has surely been on a roll in completing projects for the past few weeks. Ben van Berkel and co. recently finished the Hanjie Wanda Square at the Wuhan Central Culture Centre in Wuhan, China. UNStudio's overall design for the facade and interior of the new luxury shopping plaza won a 2011 international competition. Using sophisticated yet simple materials, the plaza has sleek colors and dynamic patterns that are also a suitable match for its luxury retail features.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kz/kz63mcor1cljax8a.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/47/47tbz5di6zdqjt6c.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gq/gqymvuz4ow2eamfl.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xw/xwful9bf4ueezcit.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4y/4y7jtv9djnskp2ek.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/up/up6s51qks4rooq46.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2w/2wlwgtejzok32b8y.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>All images courtesy of UNStudio, photography &copy; Edmon Leong.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/80671166/grand-bazaar-in-istanbul-in-danger-of-collapse Grand Bazaar in Istanbul in Danger of Collapse? Archinect 2013-08-30T13:33:00-04:00 >2013-08-30T13:37:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9d/9d8c0fba3288bab08bce9380fcab68bc.jpg" width="650" height="242" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's one of largest and most popular covered markets in the world -- but now management claims vendors have weakened the structure of Istanbul's Grand Bazaar to the point it may collapse. Merchants view the situation differently.</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/76593872/dead-malls-get-new-life 'Dead malls' get new life Alexander Walter 2013-07-08T13:10:00-04:00 >2013-07-15T18:16:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d2/d2418554ef49550c128b2d6932753e9a.jpg" width="610" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Shopping malls around the country are dropping like flies. Roughly a third have trouble keeping the lights on. And estimates from Green Street Advisors suggest 10 percent of indoor malls will go dark within a decade, due to changing consumer tastes. But some malls are putting up a fight, even with one foot in the grave.</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/73178595/china-s-ghost-mall China's 'ghost mall' Archinect 2013-05-14T20:15:00-04:00 >2013-05-21T18:06:57-04:00 <em><p>The New South China Mall was once promoted as the world's biggest mall, but it's now pretty much deserted.</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/55057510/what-exactly-is-bluewater-s-secret What exactly is Bluewater's secret? Nam Henderson 2012-08-10T15:32:00-04:00 >2012-08-10T15:32:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/63/63hbeopaririangm.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>According to its architect Eric Kuhne, head designer at the multinational firm CivicArts, Bluewater is "a city rather than a retail destination".</p></em><br /><br /><p> With the news that the enormous north Kent shopping mall, is planning an extension Owen Hatherly examines the mall and its environs to ascertain the secrets of Bluewater's success.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/53694421/the-shopping-mall-turns-60-and-prepares-to-retire The Shopping Mall Turns 60 (and Prepares to Retire) Archinect 2012-07-17T12:18:00-04:00 >2012-07-23T19:07:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/94/94d9b54d92829af1b8e541872384c758.jpg" width="608" height="447" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gruen&rsquo;s idea transformed American consumption patterns and much of the environment around us. At age 60, however, the enclosed regional shopping mall also appears to be an idea that has run its course</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/42861638/megastructures-are-the-shopping-malls-of-the-avant-garde Megastructures are the Shopping Malls of the Avant-Garde croixe 2012-03-27T12:51:00-04:00 >2012-04-03T10:07:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ic/icjy2n5wqdp353zb.jpg" width="650" height="441" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>What About ideal cities, and counter revolutionary master plans?</strong></p> <p> <strong>Avant-Garde</strong><br> The avant-garde is a paradoxical state. In order to exist, it relies on its incongruous condition of being both fundamentally contemporary and ahead of its time. A conceptual palimpsest, the avant-garde requires writing its history over its own past keeping a vulnerable balance between present problems, and possible future solutions. All about contextualizing the perfect timing, what happens when the avant-garde goes out of sync; when its solutions are overlooked for being too premature, or ridiculed for being delayed?</p> <p> In the past century alone, the avant-garde was victim of two untimely appearances. In the first one, its proposals arrived too early; the world was taken aback by the boldness of its ambitions, by the audacity of its delirium. In the second coming, the avant-garde was too late. Here its stratagems were on a futile mission of inventing a program that already existed.</p> <p> These consecutive...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/37136764/making-over-the-mall-with-parks-and-sermons Making Over the Mall With Parks and Sermons Archinect 2012-02-06T14:17:00-05:00 >2012-02-06T14:32:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cr/crx3fa8ourw5zbke.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designers in Buffalo have proposed stripping down a mall to its foundation and reinventing it as housing, while an aspiring architect in Detroit has proposed turning a mall&rsquo;s parking lot there into a community farm. Columbus, Ohio, arguing that it was too expensive to maintain an empty mall on prime real estate, dismantled its City Center mall and replaced it with a park.</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/21463508/commercial-architecture-s-similarity-across-nation-provides-mobile-americans-with-a-sense-of-stability-study-says Commercial architecture’s similarity across nation provides mobile Americans with a sense of stability, study says Alexander Walter 2011-09-23T14:11:38-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2f/2f56763753e10e155ca9fcfa9b8ee4a6.jpg" width="296" height="297" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Perhaps you have noticed that commercial architecture lining roads in Maryland and Virginia looks more or less the same and not much different from strip malls and boxy stores lining roads in Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Texas, Ohio or Oregon. [...] Why do housing developments and retail shopping facilities look so much alike, given how much Americans value individuality, freedom of expression and independence?</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/8635464/a-pompidou-style-mall-with-a-stunning-view A Pompidou-style mall with a stunning view Nam Henderson 2011-06-03T14:12:13-04:00 >2011-06-07T12:15:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fd/fd8u6b50db2lhmlz.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"It might have been easier to completely rebuild it," Rogers tells me. "It was a very weak structure with very thin walls. We had to shore the facade, then almost completely rebuild it inside. But the thing they insisted on, and I think they were proven right, was keeping the circular form, the historic form. It's not just a building &ndash; it's a piece of Barcelona."</p></em><br /><br /><p> Steve Rose reviews Las Arenas, Barcelona's former bullring and its newest shopping mall completed in March by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. He finds that the people of Barcelona are now flocking back to this once cherished second bullring.</p>