Archinect - News 2014-08-01T03:59:59-04:00 Artists pine for pieces of old Bay Bridge Archinect 2014-02-26T14:14:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T20:55:36-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="336" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For 76 years, the gray steel eastern span of the Bay Bridge was cursed and reviled but mostly just taken for granted. [...] At least two groups of artists and architects have mounted campaigns to spare some of the steel from the recyclers so that they can transform it into artworks that might include a home, a public gathering space and an Airbnb rental space - with a view of the new Bay Bridge.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winners of the Bay Bridge House Student Design Competition</a></p></li><li><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rethinking The Bay Line</a></p></li></ul> Winners of the Bay Bridge House Student Design Competition Justine Testado 2013-10-31T19:58:00-04:00 >2013-11-04T22:14:21-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="728" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With a total of 73 entries from 37 schools around the world, the winners have finally been revealed for the Bay Bridge House Student Design Competition. Architecture and design students had to develop a modern, self-sustainable house made from the scraps of the soon-to-be-demolished eastern span of the historic Oakland Bay Bridge in the California Bay Area.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The winners are:</p> <ul><li> <strong>Overall:</strong> "Hanging House" by Lee Ka Chun and Ngan Ching Ying (The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture)</li> <li> <strong>Board Members winner: </strong>"An Invisible Triangle" by Qazi Shamsud Tamzeed (Chittagong University of Engineering &amp; Technology)</li> <li> <strong>Community Vote: </strong>"The Bay Bridge House&rdquo; by Romain Caba (University of Kansas / National superior school of architecture of Paris Val de Seine, France)</li> <li> <strong>Honorable Mention:</strong> "Reclaimed Lookout" by Chris Bennett (Harvard GSD)</li> <li> <strong>Honorable Mention: </strong>"Pier House" by Kate&#345;ina Krupi&#269;kov&aacute; and Gabriela Kr&aacute;lov&aacute; (AAAD)</li> </ul> After $6.4 Billion, San Francisco Bridge Remains a Mess Archinect 2013-08-19T17:05:00-04:00 >2013-08-26T20:15:50-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was supposed to be the crowning glory of the bridge-builder&rsquo;s art, gracefully echoing the rolling hills surrounding San Francisco Bay. Yet as the project heads for a Labor Day opening after $6.4 billion and 15 years, the country&rsquo;s most daringly iconic highway bridge stands as a poster child for those who think major infrastructure projects are wasteful.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bolts along Bay Bridge bike path fail</a></p> Walter Hood "is flipping the script" ... Nam Henderson 2012-07-25T13:10:00-04:00 >2012-07-25T13:11:43-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="317" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"How do we revitalize a neighborhood? Put a train station there!" he questions. Yet he cautions that design can't fix social problems. "Infrastructure has fallen out and we expect public spaces to pick up the slack."</p></em><br /><br /><p> C B Smith-Dahl talked with Walter Hood about the work his firm West Oakland-based Hood Design has done redesigning Lafayette Park in Old Oakland and Splashpad Park by Lakeshore. The discussion also touched on the topic of gentrification and the importance of an urbanism of diversity.</p> 'Popuphood' aims to bring new business to Old Oakland Alexander Walter 2012-05-01T02:13:00-04:00 >2012-05-01T07:52:39-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>You've heard of popup stores, right? Companies setting up storefronts that might only be around for a week or a day or even just a couple of hours. [...] In Oakland, Calif., they've taken it to the next level. A handful of stores have popped up all at the same time -- with no plans to close. It's called a popup hood. And Andrew Stelzer reports, it may be coming soon to a hood near you.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>