Archinect - News 2014-07-25T09:07:05-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/100631259/feds-okay-1-billion-los-angeles-river-project Feds Okay $1-Billion Los Angeles River Project Alexander Walter 2014-05-29T12:46:00-04:00 >2014-05-29T15:22:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0b/0bf09c9ff41294815937ea48ca89f0c8.jpg" width="514" height="334" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The jury is in and the Los Angeles River's future seems to be bright. After more than six months of intense lobbying by the city, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) has announced that it will be recommending a more ambitious $1-billion plan to restore an 11-mile stretch of the Los Angeles River from downtown through Elysian 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/75189417/minneapolis-water-works-competition-shortlists-west-8-scape-gustafson-guthrie-nicol Minneapolis’ Water Works Competition Shortlists West 8, SCAPE, Gustafson Guthrie Nicol Alexander Walter 2013-06-13T18:03:00-04:00 >2013-06-18T22:52:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dc/dck6xw0y77xhvizq.jpg" width="514" height="760" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Minneapolis Parks Foundation has announced a shortlist of three award-winning design teams for the schematic design project Water Works: A Next Generation Park on Minneapolis&rsquo; Central Riverfront. The teams are Gustafson Guthrie Nicol with VJAA and Interboro (Seattle/Minneapolis/New York); SCAPE with Rogers Marvel (New York); and Team West 8 (Rotterdam/New York).</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/62732859/warming-huts-v-2013-five-winners-selected Warming Huts v.2013 - Five Winners Selected Alexander Walter 2012-12-04T13:52:00-05:00 >2012-12-10T18:52:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w2/w2wq0wj7ey4x9b97.jpg" width="514" height="229" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Warming Huts: An Art + Architecture Competition on Ice has unveiled the five winning projects of its 2013 edition. Like in previous winters, the selected huts will be built in early January on site and placed on the Assiniboine Credit Union River Trail in Winnipeg, Canada - the longest naturally frozen skating trail in the world.</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/62476686/winner-of-austin-s-waller-creek-design-competition Winner of Austin’s Waller Creek Design Competition Alexander Walter 2012-11-30T18:39:00-05:00 >2012-12-07T09:13:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/51/51ui6pydtrb37vll.jpg" width="514" height="239" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The multidisciplinary design team led by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates and Thomas Phifer &amp; Associates was recently named winner of Design Waller Creek: A Competition. Organized by the Austin, TX-based Waller Creek Conservancy, this international design competition called for ideas to revitalize a 7-mile stretch of Waller Creek, a neglected Austin urban ecosystem, and thus turning a "currently fragmented and undervalued section of the city into a vibrant, livable, and workable district."</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/56843951/yangtze-river-turns-red-and-turns-up-a-mystery Yangtze River Turns Red and Turns Up a Mystery Archinect 2012-09-07T18:32:00-04:00 >2012-09-28T01:01:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1t/1t8mi15fx8aw52jd.jpg" width="514" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The red began appearing in the Yangtze, the longest and largest river in China and the third longest river in the world, yesterday near the city of Chongquing, where the Yangtze connects to the Jialin River... and officials have no idea why.</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/43702808/amsterdam-iconic-pedestrian-bridge-entry-by-yaohua-wang-architecture Amsterdam Iconic Pedestrian Bridge Entry by Yaohua Wang Architecture Alexander Walter 2012-04-03T12:59:00-04:00 >2012-04-27T17:32:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zy/zyk0o35oqx4ugdzw.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In our last post, we published the winning designs of the [AC-CA]-hosted Amsterdam Iconic Pedestrian Bridge competition. Here's another proposal that didn't quite make the cut with the jurors, but we are happy to publish it. The author is Yaohua Wang, who &ndash; in past articles &ndash; managed to polarize the opinions like nobody else.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Let us know what you think in the comment section below!</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/43702803/winners-of-the-amsterdam-iconic-pedestrian-bridge-competition Winners of the Amsterdam Iconic Pedestrian Bridge Competition Alexander Walter 2012-04-03T12:55:00-04:00 >2012-04-03T14:02:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ms/msxe5bxfegll1yur.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Three outstanding bridge designs have recently been selected as winners in the Amsterdam Iconic Pedestrian Bridge competition. Hosted by [AC-CA], this open international competition called for proposals that would reflect contemporary design tendencies and also take into consideration the "urban insertion and impact geared towards creating a new architectural symbol for an European capital city."</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/38868167/the-blue-line-winner-of-kiev-islands-master-plan-competition THE BLUE LINE - Winner of Kiev Islands Master Plan Competition Alexander Walter 2012-02-21T14:16:00-05:00 >2012-02-22T18:24:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ks/kst15ckzc5j6e5sb.jpg" width="514" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A few days ago, we published BudCud's finalist entry to the Kiev Islands Master Plan Competition. Here is now also the winner of the First Prize, the concept THE BLUE LINE by Romanian team Wolf House Productions and Gabriel Pascariu.</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/38411296/kiev-islands-master-plan-by-budcud Kiev Islands Master Plan by BudCud Alexander Walter 2012-02-17T15:11:00-05:00 >2012-02-22T10:19:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1l/1lrzvn11hunyphaa.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Krakow-based architects BudCud have shared with us their finalist entry for the international Kiev Islands Master Plan Competition. The proposal suggests the development of a network of existing islands and artificial mirco islands along the Dnieper river, right outside of Kiev, Ukraine, for recreation and nature exploration.</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/25376423/close-the-gap-winners-announced-envisioning-a-completed-east-river-greenway Close the Gap Winners Announced: Envisioning a Completed East River Greenway Alexander Walter 2011-10-27T15:40:03-04:00 >2011-10-31T17:52:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vq/vqwpajsj9oxe6ydn.jpg" width="514" height="212" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>d3 and Transportation Alternatives have announce the winners of the &ldquo;Close The Gap&rdquo; design competition, which invited architects, landscape architects, urban designers, engineers and students worldwide to envision the completion of New York City's East River Greenway. Submissions from pla.net Architects and the design team of James Stokoe &amp; Madeline Stokoe were selected by the jurors for a shared first prize.</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/10595090/pool-needs-your-support + Pool Needs Your Support Alexander Walter 2011-06-20T14:42:27-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eg/egqt4wi1923m3gcl.jpg" width="514" height="252" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> We just got news from the guys at <a href="http://familynewyork.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Family</a> and <a href="http://playlab.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Office of PlayLab</a>, both young design firms in New York, who need your support for their exciting project <a href="http://pluspool.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">+ Pool</a>, a floating pool in NYC that cleans the river water it sits in - like a giant strainer dropped into the river.</p> <p> This project is a completely self-initiated project by the two firms. Following the completion of a preliminary engineering feasibility report done with engineers at <a href="http://www.arup.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arup</a>, they are now preparing to physically test and ultimately build a full-scale working prototype of a section of the pool itself.&nbsp; The designers just launched a 30-day <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/694835844/pool-a-floating-pool-in-the-river-for-everyone" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter campaign</a> 5 days ago, already raising almost $15,000, and they could certainly use your help (and the help of your friends and their friends) to help to spread the word further.</p> <p> Here's a more detailed project description of + Pool:</p> <p> <strong>EVERYTHING IS BETTER WITH A POOL</strong></p> <p> + Pool is the collaborative initiative of design studios Family and PlayLab to build a floating pool f...</p>