Archinect - News 2014-12-21T20:26:44-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/11727333/china-opens-world-s-longest-sea-bridge China opens world's longest sea bridge Paul Petrunia 2011-06-30T11:32:05-04:00 >2011-06-30T22:33:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/58/588f978583aa3c9a4aa4234297f92512.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>China, which seems to complete mammoth infrastructure projects on a routine basis, has claimed another world-beater with the opening of the longest sea bridge. The 26-mileJiaozhou Bay crossing connects the bustling port city of Qingdao, south-east of Beijing, to the industrial district of Huangdao.</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/10723562/guardian-young-arts-critic-competition-2011-our-critics-picks Guardian young arts critic competition 2011: Our critics' picks Paul Petrunia 2011-06-21T17:28:35-04:00 >2011-06-21T17:28:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/87/87b80e0495baf1b3d8d17da353d61a64.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For as long as I can remember, right back to when I was a teenager trying to piece together the story of architecture, the ziggurat at Eridu had been a presence in my life. I was haunted by the thought that somewhere in deepest Mesopotamia, today's southern Iraq, there lay, in ruins and largely hidden under sand, what might be the world's first monumental building: the mother of all architecture in the world's first metropolis.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Critics at the Guardian newspaper share the most inspirational moments within their fields.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/3694814/sticks-and-stones-can-architects-be-built-in-the-classroom Sticks and stones: can architects be built in the classroom? Paul Petrunia 2011-04-21T16:37:09-04:00 >2011-04-21T17:10:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a3004980c909035d2416cd8211327c97.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>... one of the big problems in Britain &ndash; a country infamous for its visual illiteracy, or so say outsiders &ndash; is that architecture isn't taught to children, not much in the home, and much less at school. What an all-embracing discipline it is, though, for teachers and pupils alike: a fusion of art, maths, geometry, geography, physics, technology, politics, economics and environmental concerns.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The Guardian's Jonathan Glancey discusses the architectural education, or lack thereof, in the British early childhood education system.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/2749287/the-sun-is-god The sun is God Nam Henderson 2011-04-13T11:26:47-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ya/yavijzavba2z9f2v.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Turner Contemporary, a brand-new public art gallery that opens on the seafront at Margate next week, glories in sunlight.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Turner Contemporary Margate's brand new gallery opens on April 16th 2011. It stands where JMW Turner painted his epic seascapes. Jonathan Glancey wonders will "it attract artists back to the town?</p> <p>Glancey goes on to write "What Chipperfield has designed is further inland, a bold yet simple gallery that has cost &pound;17.5m. From a distance it appears to be a sequence of industrial-era boat sheds, but close up reveals itself as an interconnected set of giant artists' studios sheathed in walls of thick translucent glass. During the course of a day they capture, reflect and refract the many moods of the sun and sea. The building changes colour, acting as an architectural canvas on which the light that inspired Turner can play."<br></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/2259845/the-saturday-interview-architect-amanda-levete The Saturday interview: architect Amanda Levete Paul Petrunia 2011-04-08T21:34:36-04:00 >2011-04-08T21:35:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0d/0d352295194e9c7fae757bd8b450fe53.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Amanda Levete made her reputation working with in the influential architectural practice, Future Systems. She talks about her 'spectacular failures', and also her many thrilling triumphs</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/105681/guardian-s-soundbites-interview-with-benjamin-h-bratton Guardian's Soundbites Interview with Benjamin H Bratton Orhan Ayyüce 2011-04-05T13:17:19-04:00 >2011-04-11T00:23:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3c/3cgcsewb5dm4f93v.jpg" width="180" height="228" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>'Innovation' has become a content genre, a weird form of reality television, and one that is equally divorced from reality. For me, the way back to reality is an end-run. Always an end-run. 'Innovation' has become a content genre, a weird form of reality television, and one that is equally divorced from reality. For me, the way back to reality is an end-run. Always an end-run.</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>