Archinect - News 2016-12-07T09:40:15-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149968313/wilkinson-eyre-designers-of-rio-s-biggest-olympic-stadium-reflect-on-the-games-architectural-legacy Wilkinson Eyre, designers of Rio's biggest Olympic stadium, reflect on the Games' architectural legacy Abigail Banfield 2016-09-14T05:25:00-04:00 >2016-09-18T23:26:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s6/s64p7hp7ll75qaqz.jpg" width="650" height="418" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Following the Olympics&rsquo; closing ceremony, and as September&rsquo;s Paralympic Games continue, international attention has begun to shift to the future of Rio de Janeiro&rsquo;s Olympic sites. These buildings must be built to evolve to accommodate Paralympic and future athletes, and the success of this change will set the precedent for Rio&rsquo;s regeneration in the long term.</p><p>I spoke to Sam Wright of WilkinsonEyre, lead of their sports architecture team, about the firm&rsquo;s Areanas Cariocas project: an incredible 400m long space for 3 venues and 36,000 spectators, making it the largest stadium at the Rio site. Having utilised his knowledge from the firm&rsquo;s creation of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/12611/london-2012" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London&rsquo;s 2012 Olympic</a> basketball arena, Wright spoke to me about the pressures and privileges of designing this colossal building, and to have, consequently, a huge involvement in the planning of Rio 2016 writ large and the city&rsquo;s regeneration plan overall.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lc/lc26pjsfi7sp2tqg.jpg"></p><p><strong>What have you learned from your involvement in the London 2012 Legacy that has inform...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964890/now-that-the-olympics-have-ended-what-s-in-store-for-rio-s-stadiums Now that the Olympics have ended, what's in store for Rio's stadiums? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-23T18:05:00-04:00 >2016-09-01T23:05:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ba/ba6pyds9epdkpj05.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Future Arena, the handball venue, will be taken apart and the pieces used to build four schools around the city, each serving 500 students. [...] the city will turn the aquatics stadium into two community swimming centers; the media center will become a high school dorm; and the 300 acres of land on which Barra Olympic Park currently sits will go be turned over for public parks and private development.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Rio's Olympic legacy:</p><ul><li><a title="In honor of the Olympics, French artist JR installs giant athletes in Rio" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961516/in-honor-of-the-olympics-french-artist-jr-installs-giant-athletes-in-rio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In honor of the Olympics, French artist JR installs giant athletes in Rio</a></li><li><a title="Rio mayor admits Olympics were a &ldquo;missed opportunity&rdquo;, but believes the city has been unfairly portrayed" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957955/rio-mayor-admits-olympics-were-a-missed-opportunity-but-believes-the-city-has-been-unfairly-portrayed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rio mayor admits Olympics were a &ldquo;missed opportunity&rdquo;, but believes the city has been unfairly portrayed</a></li><li><a title="The rapid gentrification of Rio's favelas in advance of the Olympics" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149951809/the-rapid-gentrification-of-rio-s-favelas-in-advance-of-the-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The rapid gentrification of Rio's favelas in advance of the Olympics</a></li><li><a title='Rio Olympics "must be postponed, moved, or both" due to Zika threat' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945224/rio-olympics-must-be-postponed-moved-or-both-due-to-zika-threat" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rio Olympics "must be postponed, moved, or both" due to Zika threat</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962354/come-on-in-the-water-s-fine-rio-sailors-say-worries-about-water-quality-overblown Come on in, the water's fine: Rio sailors say worries about water quality overblown Nicholas Korody 2016-08-09T19:04:00-04:00 >2016-08-09T19:23:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ui/uin4nn2i8nonzgkx.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Despite reports of dangerous levels of pollution in Rio's Guanabara Bay and concerns that floating garbage could damage or slow competitors' boats, sailors at the 2016 Olympics are showing little or no fear of getting into the water [...] Many said the dangers of sailing in Rio have been overblown and worried that the water concerns are overshadowing some of the most exciting and challenging sailing of their lives.</p></em><br /><br /><p>So far, the Rio Olympics seem to be going pretty well. But before they opened, a series of issues plagued the preparations. For some background, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149959805/athletes-refuse-to-move-into-rio-s-olympic-village-citing-blocked-toilets-leaking-pipes-and-exposed-wiring" target="_blank">Athletes refuse to move into Rio's Olympic Village, citing &ldquo;blocked toilets, leaking pipes and exposed wiring&rdquo;</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945224/rio-olympics-must-be-postponed-moved-or-both-due-to-zika-threat" target="_blank">Rio Olympics "must be postponed, moved, or both" due to Zika threat</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942337/11-workers-have-died-so-far-during-rio-olympic-construction-audit-finds" target="_blank">11 workers have died so far during Rio Olympic construction, audit finds</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957955/rio-mayor-admits-olympics-were-a-missed-opportunity-but-believes-the-city-has-been-unfairly-portrayed" target="_blank">Rio mayor admits Olympics were a &ldquo;missed opportunity&rdquo;, but believes the city has been unfairly portrayed</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962265/hit-or-miss-oliver-wainwright-reviews-the-designs-of-the-rio-olympics Hit or miss?: Oliver Wainwright reviews the designs of the Rio Olympics Nicholas Korody 2016-08-09T13:13:00-04:00 >2016-08-12T00:49:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y5/y5qbysg20fkoe4dj.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>he collapsed sailing ramp has been hauled out of the water, a Russian diplomat has heroically killed a carjacker (or maybe not), and 450,000 condoms await action in the leaky athletes village. Beset by construction problems and delays and with preparations decreed the &ldquo;worst ever&rdquo; by the International Olympic Committee, how is the architecture and design of the XXXI Olympiad shaping up so far?</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Olympics are in full swing. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961778/rio-olympics-2016-how-to-watch-and-what-to-expect-at-the-opening-ceremony" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Here's how to watch them.</a>&nbsp;Interest in more Olympics architecture? Check out 10 notable projects from past Olympic Games <a href="http://In%20honor%20of%20the%20Rio%20Games,%206%20momentous%20projects%20from%20the%20Olympics'%2021st-century%20history" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zc/zcejcnozkto8549a.jpg"></p><p><em>This month, Archinect's coverage includes a special focus on all things related to games. Check out some related articles <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/785338/august-games" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149961778/rio-olympics-2016-how-to-watch-and-what-to-expect-at-the-opening-ceremony Rio Olympics 2016: how to watch, and what to expect at the opening ceremony Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-05T13:42:00-04:00 >2016-08-10T23:32:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0j/0jyyjqhz6nfggw0o.jpg" width="580" height="388" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's finally arrived: the opening ceremony for the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/545945/2016-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro</a> is tonight. Technically, the Games are already underway (soccer competitions began on August 3), but the bulk of events will take place after the ceremony.&nbsp;And chances are for those in the U.S., you're nowhere near attending, and&nbsp;you'll be beholden to the broadcasters. Here's what you can expect.</p><p>The opening ceremony will be significantly cheaper than historically has been the case&mdash;the entire budget for the opening and closing ceremonies for both the Olympics and Paralympics is $55.9 million, less than half of what it had been originally. The ceremony's creative director Fernando Meirelles, the Brazilian director of&nbsp;<em>City of God&nbsp;</em>(2002), has incorporated three thematic "pillars" into the show: sustainability (partially an ode to the Amazon rainforest), smiling (!), and "gambiarra"&mdash;a Portuguese expression of resourcefulness.</p><p>The ceremony is also scheduled to include legendary soccer player Pele...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149961516/in-honor-of-the-olympics-french-artist-jr-installs-giant-athletes-in-rio In honor of the Olympics, French artist JR installs giant athletes in Rio Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-04T13:16:00-04:00 >2016-08-10T00:02:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/oq/oqip9s51k49f6qdj.jpg" width="650" height="762" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The French artist who goes by JR, known for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/753838/jr" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">flyposting large-scale photographs</a> in cities around the world, has set up shop in Rio, just in time for the Olympic opening ceremony this Friday. As part of his ongoing worldwide&nbsp;<a href="http://www.insideoutproject.net/rio2016/en/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Inside Out</em></a>&nbsp;project, and under the invitation of the IOC, he's installed two giant sculptures of athletes in the city, posed in such a way that Rio itself is their stadium.</p><p>One is a diver, in a swan pose over the Barra da Tijuca, the other a high-jumper, curving over the top of the Hilton Santos in the Flamengo neighborhood. The athletes are made from printed fabric stretched over a scaffolding frame, and have been under construction since June.</p><p><em>h/t&nbsp;<a href="http://thespaces.com/2016/08/03/jr-installs-two-giant-athletes-in-sites-across-rio-for-the-olympics/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Spaces</a></em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/53/531mp5wus332492y.jpg"></p><p>Check out more news from Rio:</p><ul><li><a title="Rio's streets clog with traffic as visitors arrive for the Olympics" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961137/rio-s-streets-clog-with-traffic-as-visitors-arrive-for-the-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rio's streets clog with traffic as visitors arrive for the Olympics</a></li><li><a title="Athletes refuse to move into Rio's Olympic Village, citing &ldquo;blocked toilets, leaking pipes and exposed wiring&rdquo;" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149959805/athletes-refuse-to-move-into-rio-s-olympic-village-citing-blocked-toilets-leaking-pipes-and-exposed-wiring" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Athletes refuse to move into Rio's Olympic Village, citing &ldquo;blocked toilets, leaking pipes and exposed wiring&rdquo;</a></li><li><a title="Rio mayor admits Olympics were a &ldquo;missed opportunity&rdquo;, but believes the city has been unfairly portrayed" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957955/rio-mayor-admits-olympics-were-a-missed-opportunity-but-believes-the-city-has-been-unfairly-portrayed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rio mayor admits Olympics were a &ldquo;missed opportunity&rdquo;, but believes the city has been unfairly portrayed</a></li><li><a title="11 workers have died so far during Rio Olympic construction, audit finds" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942337/11-workers-have-died-so-far-during-rio-olympic-construction-audit-finds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">11 ...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149961137/rio-s-streets-clog-with-traffic-as-visitors-arrive-for-the-olympics Rio's streets clog with traffic as visitors arrive for the Olympics Nicholas Korody 2016-08-02T13:43:00-04:00 >2016-08-02T13:43:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gs/gsh0elk3l81yk53t.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Special traffic regulations giving priority to athletes and VIP visitors to the Rio 2016 games have caused 20km (12.5 mile) traffic jams in the streets of Rio de Janeiro, days ahead of the opening ceremony. Since the new dedicated Olympic lanes opened on Monday, traffic during the morning rush hour has been reduced to a crawl with average speeds of less than 15 km per hour, according to O Globo.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Opening on Friday, the Rio Olympic Games aren't exactly going smoothly. Athletes are <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149959805/athletes-refuse-to-move-into-rio-s-olympic-village-citing-blocked-toilets-leaking-pipes-and-exposed-wiring" target="_blank">refusing</a> to move into the apparently-incomplete Olympic Village. The city's favelas are "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149951809/the-rapid-gentrification-of-rio-s-favelas-in-advance-of-the-olympics" target="_blank">rapidly gentrifying</a>", &mdash;displacing families, in the meantime. Workers are <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942337/11-workers-have-died-so-far-during-rio-olympic-construction-audit-finds" target="_blank">dying</a>. Construction contracts for stadiums have been <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941908/with-the-rio-olympics-opening-in-less-than-four-months-sports-federation-concerned-over-problem-with-venues" target="_blank">cancelled</a>. And the government is <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940337/brazil-s-economy-is-a-mess-and-its-president-is-facing-impeachment-can-rio-make-it-to-the-olympics" target="_blank">in shambles</a>.</p><p>But here at Archinect we're still going to focus on all things game-related for our special August theme, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/785338/august-games" target="_blank"><strong>Games</strong></a>. Check out more relevant articles <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/785338/august-games" target="_blank">here</a>. And submit to our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149960055/open-call-for-submissions-games" target="_blank">open call</a> for new versions of that classic real estate game, Monopoly, by Sunday, August 21.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959805/athletes-refuse-to-move-into-rio-s-olympic-village-citing-blocked-toilets-leaking-pipes-and-exposed-wiring Athletes refuse to move into Rio's Olympic Village, citing “blocked toilets, leaking pipes and exposed wiring” Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-25T17:09:00-04:00 >2016-07-26T14:18:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/eh/ehxnzf9js8zolcba.jpg" width="648" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sunday was supposed to be move-in day for many athletes, but the leader of the Australian Olympic delegation said its athletes would not be checking in because of problems with the gas, electricity and plumbing. [...] delegations from Britain, New Zealand and other countries were experiencing similar problems in the village, which is in an area of western Rio called Barra da Tijuca.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The official start to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will go ahead on August 5, despite ongoing concerns over the spread of the Zika virus, political upheaval, economic distress, polluted competition waters, and now, questionable athlete facilities.</p><p>More from the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/25/sports/olympics/rio-olympic-village-australia.html?smid=fb-nytimes&amp;smtyp=cur&amp;_r=0&amp;mtrref=go.redirectingat.com&amp;gwh=B99BF27C1089AE628073F1496F6FFE5E&amp;gwt=pay" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>New York Times</em></a>:</p><p><em>Olympic officials said they expected the issues to be resolved within a few days. They said the village had officially opened Sunday morning and, as planned, a few hundred delegation members had moved in.</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;There are some adjustments that we are dealing with and will be resolved in a short while,&rdquo; said Carlos Nuzman, the president of the organizing committee. &ldquo;Every Olympic village, because of their magnitude, needs some adjustments until it becomes perfect. The important thing is that everything will be resolved before the Games, without disturbing the athletes.&rdquo;</em></p><p>Get caught up on what's happening in Rio:</p><ul><li><a title="Rio mayor admits Olympics were a &ldquo;missed opportunity&rdquo;, but believes the city has been unfairly portrayed" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957955/rio-mayor-admits-olympics-were-a-missed-opportunity-but-believes-the-city-has-been-unfairly-portrayed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rio mayor admits Olympics were a &ldquo;missed opportunity&rdquo;, but believes the city has been unfairly por...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957955/rio-mayor-admits-olympics-were-a-missed-opportunity-but-believes-the-city-has-been-unfairly-portrayed Rio mayor admits Olympics were a “missed opportunity”, but believes the city has been unfairly portrayed Justine Testado 2016-07-14T17:49:00-04:00 >2016-07-14T17:49:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ac/ac2otn34wjghk5vm.jpg" width="650" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;This is a missed opportunity,&rdquo; Paes acknowledged. &ldquo;We are not showcasing ourselves. With all these economic and political crises, with all these scandals, it is not the best moment to be in the eyes of the world. This is bad.&rdquo; But he also believes the problems are exaggerated by the press in a way that unfairly portrays Rio to the outside world...&ldquo;There has never been so much transformation for poor people [in Rio]...The Olympic Games are a great inspiration to get things done.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149951809/the-rapid-gentrification-of-rio-s-favelas-in-advance-of-the-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The rapid gentrification of Rio's favelas in advance of the Olympics</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945224/rio-olympics-must-be-postponed-moved-or-both-due-to-zika-threat" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rio Olympics "must be postponed, moved, or both" due to Zika threat</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942337/11-workers-have-died-so-far-during-rio-olympic-construction-audit-finds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">11 workers have died so far during Rio Olympic construction, audit finds</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941908/with-the-rio-olympics-opening-in-less-than-four-months-sports-federation-concerned-over-problem-with-venues" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">With the Rio Olympics opening in less than four months, sports federation concerned over problem with venues</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149951809/the-rapid-gentrification-of-rio-s-favelas-in-advance-of-the-olympics The rapid gentrification of Rio's favelas in advance of the Olympics Nicholas Korody 2016-06-15T13:22:00-04:00 >2016-06-15T13:22:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/go/gop2fompyersvua7.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For decades, state neglect forced a pace of progress that was slow and painful in Rio&rsquo;s favelas, which &ndash; unlike many other informal settlements around the world &ndash; have a largely stable population. While some residents express satisfaction that state involvement has brought new income streams and improved security, there is anger that changes are imposed from outside, without consultation with residents.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more on the upcoming Rio Olympic Games, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942337/11-workers-have-died-so-far-during-rio-olympic-construction-audit-finds" target="_blank">11 workers have died so far during Rio Olympic construction, audit finds</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941908/with-the-rio-olympics-opening-in-less-than-four-months-sports-federation-concerned-over-problem-with-venues" target="_blank">With the Rio Olympics opening in less than four months, sports federation concerned over problem with venues</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145806466/rio-cancels-construction-contract-for-unfinished-olympic-tennis-center-200-days-before-the-games-open" target="_blank">Rio cancels construction contract for unfinished Olympic tennis center &ndash; 200 days before the games open</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945224/rio-olympics-must-be-postponed-moved-or-both-due-to-zika-threat" target="_blank">Rio Olympics "must be postponed, moved, or both" due to Zika threat</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945224/rio-olympics-must-be-postponed-moved-or-both-due-to-zika-threat Rio Olympics "must be postponed, moved, or both" due to Zika threat Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-13T18:40:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T23:07:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zy/zyjcm7k3wh704pnp.jpg" width="650" height="409" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Scientists can disagree on how much the mass migration of 500,000 foreigners will accelerate the virus&rsquo;s global spread and make the pandemic worse&mdash;but none can possibly argue that it will slow it down or make things better. [...] &ldquo;Olympism seeks to create &hellip; social responsibility and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles&rdquo;.&nbsp;[...] But for the Games, would anyone recommend sending an extra half a million visitors into Brazil right now?</p></em><br /><br /><p>Not to mention Brazil's ongoing corruption scandal, that just yesterday resulted in President Dilma Rousseff being kicked out of the Presidential palace, as the impeachment trial against her begins.</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="With the Rio Olympics opening in less than four months, sports federation concerned over problem with venues" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941908/with-the-rio-olympics-opening-in-less-than-four-months-sports-federation-concerned-over-problem-with-venues" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">With the Rio Olympics opening in less than four months, sports federation concerned over problem with venues</a></li><li><a title="Brazil's economy is a mess and its President is facing impeachment. Can Rio make it to the Olympics?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940337/brazil-s-economy-is-a-mess-and-its-president-is-facing-impeachment-can-rio-make-it-to-the-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brazil's economy is a mess and its President is facing impeachment. Can Rio make it to the Olympics?</a></li><li><a title='Brazilian engineering companies building Olympic venues "very probably" broke laws, accepted bribes' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141820527/brazilian-engineering-companies-building-olympic-venues-very-probably-broke-laws-accepted-bribes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brazilian engineering companies building Olympic venues "very probably" broke laws, accepted bribes</a></li><li><a title="Olympic Infrastructure Displaces Brazilian Families" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107949061/olympic-infrastructure-displaces-brazilian-families" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olympic Infrastructure Displaces Brazilian Families</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942337/11-workers-have-died-so-far-during-rio-olympic-construction-audit-finds 11 workers have died so far during Rio Olympic construction, audit finds Alexander Walter 2016-04-26T13:46:00-04:00 >2016-04-26T13:47:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zf/zft0th7mk1yhg14q.jpg" width="650" height="412" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Eleven people died while working on Olympic facilities or Games-related projects between January 2013 and March 2016, according to a report released Monday by Rio de Janeiro's Regional Labor and Employment Office. The report, released by Elaine Castilho, the auditor for the Rio Olympic Games works, also notes that no workers died in the preparations for the 2012 Summer Games in London.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941908/with-the-rio-olympics-opening-in-less-than-four-months-sports-federation-concerned-over-problem-with-venues" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">With the Rio Olympics opening in less than four months, sports federation concerned over problem with venues</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940337/brazil-s-economy-is-a-mess-and-its-president-is-facing-impeachment-can-rio-make-it-to-the-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brazil's economy is a mess and its President is facing impeachment. Can Rio make it to the Olympics?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144514304/7-000-construction-workers-will-die-in-qatar-before-a-ball-is-kicked-in-the-2022-world-cup-new-ituc-report-finds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"7,000 construction workers will die in Qatar before a ball is kicked in the 2022 World Cup," new ITUC report finds</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941908/with-the-rio-olympics-opening-in-less-than-four-months-sports-federation-concerned-over-problem-with-venues With the Rio Olympics opening in less than four months, sports federation concerned over problem with venues Alexander Walter 2016-04-22T13:24:00-04:00 >2016-05-05T00:42:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rf/rfnuyxil390pe12r.jpg" width="650" height="412" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>International sports federations&nbsp;expressed concern&nbsp;Tuesday&nbsp;over problems with venues for the Olympics&nbsp;in Rio de&nbsp;Janeiro, including power failures at the gymnastics arena&nbsp;this week. Members of the Association of Olympic International Sports&nbsp;Federations reviewed preparations for the Rio Games,&nbsp;which open in&nbsp;less than four months on&nbsp;Aug. 5. "They miss some very important details in each field of play,"&nbsp;ASOIF President Francesco Ricci Bitti said at the&nbsp;group's annual&nbsp;meeting.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Another <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-22/two-dead-after-path-built-for-rio-olympics-upgrade-collapses/7348944" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">tragic setback occurred yesterday</a> when a seaside section of a recently inaugurated elevated bike path collapsed after being hit by a powerful wave, killing two people and injuring at least three others. A possible third victim may have been swept out into the ocean.</p><p>More Rio 2016 headlines in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940337/brazil-s-economy-is-a-mess-and-its-president-is-facing-impeachment-can-rio-make-it-to-the-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brazil's economy is a mess and its President is facing impeachment. Can Rio make it to the Olympics?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145806466/rio-cancels-construction-contract-for-unfinished-olympic-tennis-center-200-days-before-the-games-open" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rio cancels construction contract for unfinished Olympic tennis center &ndash; 200 days before the games open</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141820527/brazilian-engineering-companies-building-olympic-venues-very-probably-broke-laws-accepted-bribes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brazilian engineering companies building Olympic venues "very probably" broke laws, accepted bribes</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133587773/will-rio-s-olympic-venues-be-ready-in-time-for-the-2016-games" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Rio's Olympic venues be ready in time for the 2016 Games?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940337/brazil-s-economy-is-a-mess-and-its-president-is-facing-impeachment-can-rio-make-it-to-the-olympics Brazil's economy is a mess and its President is facing impeachment. Can Rio make it to the Olympics? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-12T17:57:00-04:00 >2016-04-12T20:30:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4q/4ql51fh4woh7pkwr.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For Brazil&rsquo;s economy, the near future probably features a period of stagnation, as a government paralyzed by political crisis dodges the tough choices created by strong inflation, rising budget deficits and, at best, a touch of economic growth in 2017 after hitting rock bottom in 2016. [...] Demonstrators have turned out in numbers larger than in 1984 &mdash; when Brazilians of all stripes united to throw off military rule&mdash; to demand [President] Rousseff&rsquo;s ouster</p></em><br /><br /><p>As reported by <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-politics-idUSKCN0X81ZC" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Reuters</a> today, a congressional committee has recommended impeaching President Rousseff, partially in response to charges that during her 2014 re-election, she broke campaigning budget laws. This Sunday, the entire lower house will vote, and if the decision to impeach receives two-thirds majority, it will continue to Brazil's Senate.</p><p>From Reuters:&nbsp;</p><p><em>The political chaos in the capital, Brasilia, is playing out less than 100 days before the nation plays host to the first Olympic Games to be held in South America - an event that will cast the world's eyes on Brazil.</em></p><p><em>The battle over Rousseff's impeachment has polarized the nation of 200 million people and brought the government of Latin America's largest economy to a virtual standstill.</em></p><p>All this in the midst of a gigantic corruption scandal within the state-run oil company Petrobras,&nbsp;anxiety from the ongoing Zika virus,&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2016/04/11/473828835/amid-brazils-recession-ticket-sales-lag-for-rio-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">weak Olympic ticket sales</a>&nbsp;&ndash; although, thankfully, Olympic preparations are <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-wp-blm-brazil-olympics-c7ee695e-fa5e-11e5-813a-90ab563f0dde-20160410-story.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"ahead of schedule"</a> for the op...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/145806466/rio-cancels-construction-contract-for-unfinished-olympic-tennis-center-200-days-before-the-games-open Rio cancels construction contract for unfinished Olympic tennis center – 200 days before the games open Alexander Walter 2016-01-15T13:01:00-05:00 >2016-01-15T13:01:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b6/b6hgvy6h6zgzalbb.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The city of Rio de Janeiro canceled the construction contract for the Olympic tennis center on Thursday, just 200 days before the start of the games, fining the consortium responsible for delays and breach of contract for the mostly finished venue. [...] Rio City Hall, which is responsible for the construction, did not say how the tennis center, which is 90-percent complete, will be finished.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133587773/will-rio-s-olympic-venues-be-ready-in-time-for-the-2016-games" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Rio's Olympic venues be ready in time for the 2016 Games?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141820527/brazilian-engineering-companies-building-olympic-venues-very-probably-broke-laws-accepted-bribes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brazilian engineering companies building Olympic venues "very probably" broke laws, accepted bribes</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107949061/olympic-infrastructure-displaces-brazilian-families" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olympic Infrastructure Displaces Brazilian Families</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/141820527/brazilian-engineering-companies-building-olympic-venues-very-probably-broke-laws-accepted-bribes Brazilian engineering companies building Olympic venues "very probably" broke laws, accepted bribes Nicholas Korody 2015-11-24T13:18:00-05:00 >2015-12-01T00:02:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/72/72bh8a1iju6ud0s8.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Brazilian police investigating corruption around the state-run oil firm Petrobras also plan to investigate more than $10bn of construction contracts for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, according to a lead investigator on the case. Some of the big engineering companies caught up in the Petrobras inquiry &ldquo;very probably&rdquo; broke laws against price-fixing and bribery on contracts to build Olympic venues, said Igor Romario, a federal police chief and key figure in the investigation.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>Related coverage:</strong></p><ul><li><a title="Another Olympics, another story of displacement" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137952110/another-olympics-another-story-of-displacement" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Another Olympics, another story of displacement</a></li><li><a title="Will Rio's Olympic venues be ready in time for the 2016 Games?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133587773/will-rio-s-olympic-venues-be-ready-in-time-for-the-2016-games" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Rio's Olympic venues be ready in time for the 2016 Games?</a></li><li><a title="Olympic Infrastructure Displaces Brazilian Families" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107949061/olympic-infrastructure-displaces-brazilian-families" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olympic Infrastructure Displaces Brazilian Families</a></li><li><a title="Racing to Get Ready: Rio 2016 Olympics" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99707082/racing-to-get-ready-rio-2016-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Racing to Get Ready: Rio 2016 Olympics</a></li><li><a title="Olympics Set To Transform Rio &mdash; But For Better Or Worse?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/94269335/olympics-set-to-transform-rio-but-for-better-or-worse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olympics Set To Transform Rio &mdash; But For Better Or Worse?</a><br>&nbsp;</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/141282923/a-young-designer-rethinking-how-we-memorialize-collective-trauma A young designer rethinking how we memorialize collective trauma Nicholas Korody 2015-11-17T13:46:00-05:00 >2015-11-18T23:12:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sd/sdti5gnog9g9u1lq.jpg" width="600" height="399" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Sara Zewde] argues that while the traditional monument commemorates a singular event or individual by placing an object in a space that is a break from its surroundings, the 400-year practice of African enslavement demands a different approach. &ldquo;For Afro-descended people, you wake up every day with the legacy of slavery,&rdquo; she says. &ldquo;How do you deal with that spatially?&rdquo; One approach is to translate cultural practices into spatial ones.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kx/kx7esg05i0pl9lrr.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z2/z2v0dwtkf6r4e3cw.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/136886091/urban-fingerprints-reveal-a-city-s-fundamental-character-and-composition Urban fingerprints reveal a city's fundamental character and composition Julia Ingalls 2015-09-17T15:10:00-04:00 >2015-09-28T23:36:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lf/lfnkw865ok5spz4z.jpg" width="650" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Like humans, cities and neighborhoods have their own unique fingerprints. The maps were created by researchers at the center&rsquo;s Urban Age program, who have been studying how the layout of rapidly urbanizing cities can affect their livability.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/12384/new-york-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York</a> is a grid, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136811349/100-renderings-of-ideas-to-solve-london-s-housing-crisis-released" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a> is an airy whirl, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/37093/hong-kong" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hong Kong</a> is dense: at least, that's according to the black and white "fingerprint" maps put together by the Urban Age program at the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/42117200/the-london-school-of-economics-and-political-science" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London School of Economics and Political Science</a>. The project helps researches see at a glance the macroscopic characteristics of urban environments, from density to wealth disparity to room for growth. The project has profiled urban centers all around the world, including <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/15446/rio-de-janeiro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rio de Janeiro</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/155907/mumbai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mumbai</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cr/crd3ziw3mz45vsae.jpg"></p><p>For news about other innovative designs using aerially-compiled urban patterns, do read:</p><p>&bull;&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/117968112/upstarts-four-o-nine-architecture-and-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UpStarts: Four O Nine architecture and design</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133587773/will-rio-s-olympic-venues-be-ready-in-time-for-the-2016-games Will Rio's Olympic venues be ready in time for the 2016 Games? Justine Testado 2015-08-06T10:19:00-04:00 >2015-08-08T23:00:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ir/ir7fvcl46m023cxl.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>'When these [2007 Pan Am] venues were built the government told Brazilians that these would be Olympic-ready, and there would be a rather smooth and efficient transition to eventually hosting the Olympics,' explained Rio-based reporter Taylor Barnes...'But, these venues have instead had some pretty checkered after-lives.'</p></em><br /><br /><p>Despite a murky past of broken promises in addition to recent water-safety concerns and rampant economic turmoil, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes <a href="http://bigstory.ap.org/urn:publicid:ap.org:ded21dccc283403f8b14d3714e405587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">claims</a> construction of the venues are on schedule and will be delivered on time for the 2016 Olympics -- which will begin one year from now. Public Radio International interviews Rio-based reporter Taylor Barnes, who gives a glimpse into the reality of the situation.</p><p>More Olympic news on Archinect:</p><p><a title="Boston backs out of 2024 Olympics bid" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132949093/boston-backs-out-of-2024-olympics-bid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boston backs out of 2024 Olympics bid</a></p><p><a title="Toronto ventures into sixth bid to host Olympic Games" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132880075/toronto-ventures-into-sixth-bid-to-host-olympic-games" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toronto ventures into sixth bid to host Olympic Games</a></p><p><a title="Zaha Hadid reportedly not giving up on Tokyo stadium plans" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132566359/zaha-hadid-reportedly-not-giving-up-on-tokyo-stadium-plans" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid reportedly not giving up on Tokyo stadium plans</a></p><p><a title="Zaha's Tokyo Olympic Stadium cancelled &ndash;&nbsp;Abe calls for a redesign from scratch" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132101061/zaha-s-tokyo-olympic-stadium-cancelled-abe-calls-for-a-redesign-from-scratch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha's Tokyo Olympic Stadium cancelled &ndash;&nbsp;Abe calls for a redesign from scratch</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118194335/new-documentary-portraits-s-rgio-bernardes-brazil-s-almost-forgotten-star New documentary portraits Sérgio Bernardes, Brazil's almost forgotten star Alexander Walter 2015-01-12T13:45:00-05:00 >2015-01-12T14:42:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bf/bf5c3563b8e87d35ef75e564c0c7a56a.jpg" width="620" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>S&eacute;rgio Bernardes was a star of 60s Brazil, a brilliant architect and a mesmerising man. And then almost forgotten. His grandson has made a film to discover what happened</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/117964901/rio-s-ambitious-porto-maravilha-redevelopment Rio's ambitious "Porto Maravilha" redevelopment Nam Henderson 2015-01-09T14:14:00-05:00 >2015-01-09T14:14:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/je/jevxajaxu8kjg4ai.jpg" width="624" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"They should be stimulating residential projects both for richer and poorer people, to make this a mixed area, and not another neighbourhood for privileged Brazilians." - president of the Brazilian Institute of Architecture in Rio, Pedro da Luz</p></em><br /><br /><p>Julia Carneiro writes about the ongoing&nbsp;makeover of Rio's long-abandoned harbour region. Although the project includes a large investment in public infrastructure, there are concerns over the fate&nbsp;32,000 people, most of them on low incomes who live in the area.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113571377/moma-s-uneven-growth-case-studies-conclude-with-exhibition-this-month MoMA's “Uneven Growth” case studies conclude with exhibition this month Justine Testado 2014-11-13T13:03:00-05:00 >2016-02-29T14:59:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ns/nsuzdoq1ilt7iso4.jpg" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>MoMA began its "Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities" initiative last year aiming to advance international discussion on disproportionate urban development and its potential consequences. To address this issue, six interdisciplinary teams spent 14 months in workshops designing proposals that investigate new architectural possibilities for six metropolises. Each case study will be exhibited to the public at MoMA starting on November 22.</p></em><br /><br /><p>But the discussion doesn't end there. MoMA also created a user-generated <a href="http://uneven-growth.moma.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tumblr</a> that collects examples of emerging modes of tactical urbanism taking place in the six cities.</p><p>Here's a glimpse:</p><p><strong>LAGOS</strong><br>By NL&Eacute; (Lagos, Nigeria and Amsterdam, Netherlands)<br>Zoohaus/Inteligencias Colectivas (Madrid, Spain)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0o/0ons4nm5za66uq8d.jpg"></p><p><strong>HONG KONG</strong><br>By MAP Office (Hong Kong, China)<br>Network Architecture Lab (Columbia University, New York, U.S.)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s7/s7and5psdjvpi2kc.jpg"></p><p><strong>ISTANBUL</strong><br>By Superpool (Istanbul, Turkey)<br>Atelier d&rsquo;Architecture Autog&eacute;r&eacute;e (Paris, France)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m3/m37c1xfs7kyexzfw.jpg"></p><p><strong>MUMBAI</strong><br>By URBZ: user-generated cities (Mumbai, India)<br>Ensamble Studio/MIT-POPlab (Madrid, Spain and Cambridge, U.S.)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/18/18hxwgs39hw2eswn.jpg"></p><p><strong>RIO DE JANEIRO</strong><br>By RUA Arquitetos (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)<br>MAS Urban Design at ETH (Zurich, Switzerland)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jh/jhveryk6ljc91i7n.jpg"></p><p><strong>NEW YORK</strong><br>By SITU Studio (New York, U.S.)<br>Cohabitation Strategies (CohStra) (Rotterdam, Netherlands AND New York, U.S.)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ll/ll9izqxg6cri2hqq.jpg"></p><p>For further details and images from each case study, head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/moma_concludes_uneven_growth_workshops_case_studies_to_be_exhibited_this_mo/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108022943/neo-classical-falls-foul-of-brazil-s-love-of-baroque Neo-Classical falls foul of Brazil’s love of Baroque Alexander Walter 2014-09-02T14:19:00-04:00 >2014-09-03T19:52:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0d/0d308a37dba5b9a9e58a26c59d5e4dc1.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Through the free-flowing talent of Costa, Niemeyer, Burle Marx and Athos Bulc&atilde;o, Bras&iacute;lia&mdash;the only city built in the 20th century that is listed by Unesco&mdash;has captivated the world since 1960. But the federal capital has not made Modernism sacred in the country as a whole and the protection of Modern architecture is still in its infancy.</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/102031475/prepping-for-world-cup-brazilian-police-build-mock-favelas-to-train-officers Prepping for World Cup, Brazilian police build mock favelas to train officers Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-16T18:51:00-04:00 >2014-06-19T16:16:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/94/94379d66dbc9f57683dc8a6a9ee44b45.jpg" width="650" height="420" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Police simulations such as these offer a peculiarly spatial insight into the ways humans attempt to make sense of the world. [...] Someone builds a surrogate or a stand-in&mdash;a kind of stage-set on which to test their most viable theories&mdash;then they control that replicant world down to every curb height and door frame. Architecture then comes along simply as ornamentation, in order to give this virtual world a physical footprint</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/99707082/racing-to-get-ready-rio-2016-olympics Racing to Get Ready: Rio 2016 Olympics Alexander Walter 2014-05-13T13:15:00-04:00 >2014-05-19T22:27:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d3/d31833fed9a85960507d81e2aa792ba4.jpg" width="650" height="379" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It is envisioned as one of the grandest parties in the Western Hemisphere&mdash;the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil. Rio de Janeiro will be the first South American city to host the quadrennial showpiece, and the events in &ldquo;Cidade Maravilhosa&rdquo; (Marvelous City) are expected to constitute one of the most expansive Games ever. [...] However, concern that Rio might not be ready in time for the Games is growing louder.</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/94360341/student-designed-floating-islands-could-house-brazil-s-offshore-oil-workers Student-designed floating islands could house Brazil's offshore oil workers Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-25T19:18:00-05:00 >2014-02-26T22:18:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/w8/w8ooreore84yljp8.jpg" width="650" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Your assignment is to come up with an idea so revolutionary that it could be considered an important advance in industrial design. Students at Rice University in Houston accomplished that with plans for a floating city that is being considered by one of the world's largest oil companies. Last year, the students won the inaugural Odebrecht Award for a radical design of man-made floating islands where as many as 25,000 oil workers and their families could live.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously featured in our <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/62803118/student-works-the-petropolis-of-tomorrow-drift-drive" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Student Works</a> and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/87164835/screen-print-2-the-petropolis-of-tomorrow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Screen/Print</em></a>&nbsp;series, "The Petropolis of Tomorrow" proposes a new style of floating company towns to aid Brazil in offshore oil findings. NPR now reports that the project has surpassed its academic role to be considered by Petrobas, a Brazilian oil company, as a potential solution for housing workers on man-made islands within the next five years.</p><p>Neeraj Bhatia, author of "Petropolis" and professor of the Rice University students who conceived of the project, is also co-editor of the <a href="http://brkt.org/index.php/takes_action/entry/bracket_takes_action" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">upcoming&nbsp;</a><a href="http://brkt.org/index.php/takes_action/entry/bracket_takes_action" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Bracket 4&nbsp;</em></a><a href="http://brkt.org/index.php/takes_action/entry/bracket_takes_action" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">issue, [takes action]</a>. [takes action] <a href="http://brkt.org/index.php/takes_action/entry/b4_submission_requirements" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">submissions</a> are open until March 10.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/94269335/olympics-set-to-transform-rio-but-for-better-or-worse Olympics Set To Transform Rio — But For Better Or Worse? Alexander Walter 2014-02-24T14:19:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T21:01:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2e/2ea0de8a4113cebd741c4020d5db56ea.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rio de Janeiro is set to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games and there are two starkly different visions of what that will mean for the "marvelous city," as it is known[...] "Instead of creating a space of conviviality, a space of shared culture, of community, of conversation, you are going to have this very isolated element where after 5 o'clock in the afternoon, it's going to be dead. You are creating banks, parking lots, Trump towers," Gaffney said. "It's been rezoned for 50-story buildings."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/74774513/once-unsafe-rio-s-shantytowns-see-rapid-gentrification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Once Unsafe, Rio's Shantytowns See Rapid Gentrification</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/71337150/olympic-displacement-atlanta-1996-to-rio-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olympic Displacement: Atlanta 1996 to Rio 2016</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/40359586/before-olympics-it-s-demolition-derby" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Before Olympics It's Demolition Derby</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/92836551/taubman-receives-1-3m-grant-to-fund-research-program-on-urban-architecture Taubman receives $1.3M grant to fund research program on urban architecture Archinect 2014-02-04T12:15:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T19:21:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/re/reuj56707jv6ouub.jpg" width="540" height="191" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning received a $1.3m grant Monday from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The gift will fund architecture and humanities research on metropolitan issues in cities like Detroit, Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro for the next four-and-half years. The Mellon Foundation delivered the &ldquo;Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities&rdquo; grant to the University, which supports scholarship and higher education at the intersection of architecture and the humanities.</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/87406398/editor-s-picks-343 Editor's Picks #343 Nam Henderson 2013-11-26T12:22:00-05:00 >2014-01-02T16:25:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n6/n6ixk5owgsummv5o.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Archinect inaugurated a new interview series <strong>The Deans List</strong>. For the first installment, Archinect talked with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/86470050/the-deans-list-david-gissen-of-california-college-of-the-arts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Gissen, the Director of Architecture at California College of the Arts in San Francisco</a>.<br><br> Reflecting on current trends and his own interests for the future of architectural education he reflects "<em>I&nbsp; think lots of architecture schools are interested in working with cities, and with centers of power like a municipal office &ndash; some powerful agent that has the ability to transform and legislate the shape of the city. It&rsquo;s an exciting thing for architecture students to be involved in those forms of power</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bb/bbm510sgigr4731i.jpg" title=""></p> <p> While in the latest edition of Showcase; featured <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/86934209/showcase-taipei-sales-center-by-oyler-wu-collaborative" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taipei Sales Center by Oyler Wu Collaborative</a>.&nbsp;A somewhat temporary project with limited programmatic needs resulted in "<em>a five-story volume pierced (quite literally) and interconnected by an intricate ribbon of rope, steel, and fabric.&nbsp; The renovation creates an entirely new identity and is suggestive of the modern ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78759273/rio-de-janeiro-cityvision-competition-winners-announced Rio de Janeiro Cityvision Competition Winners Announced Alexander Walter 2013-08-05T15:08:00-04:00 >2013-08-05T17:39:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pz/pzwq710n8c1k56ri.jpg" width="650" height="443" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rio de Janeiro remains the hottest subject for architectural ideas competitions around the world right now. Just last week, we published the winners of the [RIO DE JANEIRO] Symbolic World Cup Structure competition, hosted by British organizers [AC-CA], and today we have received the results of the latest challenge by Italian architecture publication Cityvision, Rio de Janeiro: Two Presents, One Future.</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>