Archinect - News 2015-07-31T21:42:59-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/131099299/floating-city-project-advances-to-phase-ii Floating City Project advances to Phase II Nam Henderson 2015-07-04T14:37:00-04:00 >2015-07-10T14:46:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/of/ofzyq0dorwkv8344.jpg" width="514" height="380" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We closed 2014 by taking a delegation of architects and engineers to an undisclosed location where we hope to locate the first floating city in the sea nearby. We believe there could be a market on our floating city for residences, tourism, aquaculture, a business park, a research institute, and a powerplant to sell energy and clean water back to the host nation.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Seasteading Institute continues to work towards their goal of establishing the first floating city with significant political autonomy by 2020. Currently they are focusing on - enhancing novel seastead designs, which includes wave tank testing and acquiring more detailed financial calculations;&nbsp;deepening our diplomatic negotiations with several potential host nations;&nbsp;collecting potential resident feedback; and&nbsp;prospecting investors.</p><p>To learn more details about progress on Phase II, read a report from the&nbsp;<strong><a title="Floating City Project Update, Dec 2014" href="http://www.seasteading.org/2014/12/floating-city-project-update-dec-2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fact-finding &amp; Diplomatic Floating City Project Mission</a>&nbsp;</strong>by Executive Director Randolph Hencken.</p><p>Previously on Archinect&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/75357/libertarian-ocean-colonies-of-the-future-or-the-next-playboy-villa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90120/seasteading-competition-winner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here </a>and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101096460/for-libertarian-utopia-float-away-on-startup-nation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128819380/editor-s-picks-418 Editor's Picks #418 Nam Henderson 2015-06-05T09:22:00-04:00 >2015-06-10T19:23:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3k/3khr8ne2sfhdjkah.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia_Ingalls</a>&nbsp;presented tips from firms about <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/126437034/what-should-be-in-your-portfolio-firms-tell-you-what-they-re-looking-for-and-how-to-get-hired" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What should be in your portfolio</a>.&nbsp;One common theme was that applicants aren't expected to tailor their work to the specific types of projects the firm undertakes. As <a href="http://archinect.com/LOHA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lorcan O&rsquo;Herlihy</a> explained "<em>Don&rsquo;t target work that mimics ours&mdash;we look for evidence of thoughtfulness about architecture, whether that&rsquo;s demonstrated through research, entries into projects, or work at other firms</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yr/yreaqksbkyn0zfo7.jpg"></p><p>Two pieces of good news for fans of historic preservation.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127715909/landmarked-four-seasons-restaurant-must-not-be-changed-nyc-landmarks-commission-rules" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First</a>, New York City&rsquo;s Landmarks Preservation Commission rejected a plan which would have changed the interior of the Modernist (designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson in 1958) <a href="http://fourseasonsrestaurant.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Four Seasons</a> restaurant. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127711075/l-a-city-council-officially-votes-norms-restaurant-as-historic-and-cultural-landmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Second</a>,&nbsp;the LA City Council backed a plan to designate Norms restaurant (a rare example of Googie architecture) as a historic monument.</p><p><strong>Mr_Wiggin</strong> rejoiced "<em>it's disheartening to see a money-chasing developer messing with history. &nbsp;As a human being I say, payback's a bitch to those in the...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123679631/10-failed-utopian-cities-that-influenced-the-future 10 Failed Utopian Cities That Influenced the Future Orhan Ayyüce 2015-03-24T22:51:00-04:00 >2015-04-04T23:33:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/un/uneeok21jum8hnm9.jpg" width="514" height="423" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Bonus: BoozeTown, the Crazy-Ass Town of Drunks</p></em><br /><br /><p>It is still up for debate, but I will say real estate ownership might be abolished and become irrelevant.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/115193283/paradise-lost-the-enduring-legacy-of-a-soviet-era-utopian-workers-district Paradise lost? The enduring legacy of a Soviet-era utopian workers’ district Alexander Walter 2014-12-04T14:36:00-05:00 >2014-12-04T20:38:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ar/ar74mzg6qrr0w7ee.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architecture critic Owen Hatherley travelled to Nizhny Novgorod to visit Avtozavod, a purpose-built &ldquo;workers&rsquo; paradise&rdquo;. The idealism may have gone, but its legacy remains strong</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/101096460/for-libertarian-utopia-float-away-on-startup-nation For Libertarian Utopia, Float Away on ‘Startup’ Nation Alexander Walter 2014-06-04T15:22:00-04:00 >2014-06-10T19:37:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f6/f60e4d3554ad74c6ae4a3574f1860139.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As dawn breaks over the Gulf of Fonseca, southeast of El Salvador, Patri Friedman sets out for a jog. He trots past domed hothouses filled with fruit trees and feels the sidewalk sway gently underfoot as a tugboat chugs by with a floating apartment building in tow. The year is 2024, and Friedman lives on a so-called seastead, a waterbound city of some 1,000 people who produce their own food, their own energy and -- most important -- their own laws.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/48002291/obscenely-rich-tech-folk-are-still-building-their-island-utopia-off-the-coast-of-san-francisco" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Obscenely Rich Tech Folk Are Still Building Their Island Utopia Off The Coast of San Francisco</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/17174240/paypal-founder-invests-1-25-million-to-create-floating-micro-countries" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paypal Founder Invests $1.25 Million to Create Floating Micro-Countries</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/80326041/jacque-fresco-s-and-the-venus-project Jacque Fresco's and the Venus Project Nam Henderson 2013-08-26T09:08:00-04:00 >2013-08-27T15:19:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3c/3crt8aqzxohx4fa2.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Instead of having parks, the whole city is a park...Like aluminum extrusions the whole building is extruded and then it is cut by laser beams, then inserted into a structure by machine. - Jacque Fresco</p></em><br /><br /><p> Paul Kerley explores the 97-year old architect's vision of the future. For the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thevenusproject.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venus Project</a>,&nbsp;the goal is a&nbsp;radically different society. One replete with monorails and retro-Modernist architecture &agrave; la Disney's Epcot, where everything from nations to jobs are no longer necessary.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/71357555/editor-s-picks-311 Editor's Picks #311 Nam Henderson 2013-04-16T12:43:00-04:00 >2013-04-16T23:57:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n7/n7w85n1jls4t0x5j.jpg" width="514" height="496" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> For the latest edition in his <strong>NEXT SERIES:</strong> features, <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> spoofed the rise of architectural firms who hire media experts, also known as social media coordinators or marketing directors. The piece titled <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/70943831/next-series-media-specialist-wanted" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Media Specialist Wanted</a> began provocatively "<em>in architectural media, what it used to be &lsquo;there is no such thing as bad publicity&rsquo; in the prime print years, has turned into &lsquo;puffery is the only publicity&rsquo; in the age of social media and infinite promotion</em>"...</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/54894565/nicholas-cecchi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Cecchi</a> doubted "<em>an architect would personally insult someone who dislikes their building, why is OK for someone hired by an architect to do so? Have architects forgotten that they serve clients and the public, not their own egos and interests?</em>".</p> <p> While, <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1970535/will-galloway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway</a> offered up some praise for <strong>Orhan</strong> and an answer to <a href="http://archinect.com/stevenward" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Ward</a>&rsquo;s previous comment/question "<em>another great piece of irony truth and fiction, orhan. @ steven, we never pay to be published, except that it costs us a bit of time to prepare material......</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/63600034/call-for-contributions-zawia-01-utopia Call for contributions zawia#01:Utopia Moataz Faissal Farid 2012-12-17T13:20:00-05:00 >2012-12-17T13:21:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2c/2clenl7ho9jxtf2h.jpg" width="438" height="548" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"... If history has taught us that the realization of a utopia is necessarily its destruction, Can we regard this process as a continuously failing attempt of architectural hallucinations? Or is it a way to promote escapism from an inevitable dystopic reality? ..."</p></em><br /><br /><p> The call for contributions for the upcoming volume zawia#01:Utopia is out now. We are expecting abstracts until the 28th of January. Please download the document by visiting our website <a href="http://www.zawia.co" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.zawia.co</a> or by simply clicking here <a href="http://www.zawia.co/issuedownload/zawia_01_Utopia_Call_for_Contributions.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.zawia.co/issuedownload/zawia_01_Utopia_Call_for_Contributions.pdf</a></p> <p> [Zawia is an English &amp; Arabic publication &amp; collaborative events on architecture, design &amp; Urbanism]</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/12105517/glen-small-s-detroit-trilogy Glen Small's Detroit Trilogy Orhan Ayyüce 2011-07-03T18:05:01-04:00 >2011-07-05T00:35:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pe/pexyr4kwj8h6s7d8.jpg" width="514" height="447" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Glen Small's visionary urban projects of Detroit 1966-69:</p> <p> <a href="http://www.smallatlarge.com/2011/06/kern-block-detroit-1966/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KERN BLOCK</a><a href="http://www.smallatlarge.com/2011/06/vertical-road-mass-transit-detroit-1967/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><br> VERTICAL ROAD MASS TRANSIT DETROIT </a><a href="http://www.smallatlarge.com/2011/06/the-great-stadium-issue-home-of-fun-and-games/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><br> THE GREAT STADIUM</a></p>