Archinect - News 2014-04-18T06:54:37-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/97821088/how-to-think-like-the-dutch-in-a-post-sandy-world How to Think Like the Dutch in a Post-Sandy World Archinect 2014-04-11T21:12:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T01:50:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1f/1fee55b9cf12a25573e0ea73fd8bc4a0.jpg" width="495" height="647" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dutch water-management experts have done such a good job of protecting their country that they rarely get to practice with water crises &mdash; whereas America was facing something monumental that as a culture it didn&rsquo;t yet grasp. When Donovan arrived back in the U.S., he opened an email from Ovink that said, in effect, &ldquo;I hope this isn&rsquo;t too forward, but could I come work with you?&rdquo;</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/89138635/ocean-city-one-prize-2013-stormproof-competition-entry OCEAN+CITY - ONE Prize 2013 Stormproof competition entry Justine Testado 2013-12-18T13:38:00-05:00 >2013-12-18T15:57:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pv/pvcpsdht98qyg4k7.jpg" width="514" height="168" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designed for the Atlantic resort Ocean City on the coast of Maryland, "OCEAN+CITY" by Will Belcher, Joey Hays, Chris Landau, and Henry Moll is an entry the team submitted to this year's ONE Prize: Stormproof competition. Participants in the international competition had to propose smartly designed resilient cities ready to face the challenges of severe climate conditions.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ow/owe6d2m3no0jp5oi.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qp/qpjeaom3onbhl3wr.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cl/clwat2ec7j1qj8hj.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mc/mcr6avrvektkj0dv.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xo/xo5pzawudd1epup9.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of OCEAN+CITY.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87928097/world-s-first-floating-city-back-on-course World’s first floating city back on course Archinect 2013-12-02T18:21:00-05:00 >2013-12-09T18:39:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f3/f3b6ae905f39e814bd638d6b699a2930.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Freedom Ship would be home to 50,000 people and have its own airport, casinos and shopping centers. The Florida-based company behind the city of the sea says it is hopeful it can raise the $1 billion needed to begin construction on the massive vessel.</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/85536393/asla-2013-student-excellence-award-winner-natural-water-as-cultural-water-by-daniel-zhicheng-xu ASLA 2013 Student Excellence Award Winner: Natural Water as Cultural Water by Daniel Zhicheng Xu Justine Testado 2013-11-01T17:47:00-04:00 >2013-11-04T21:59:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dg/dgj691lkcl74tw9e.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Daniel (Zhicheng) Xu, an undergraduate at Purdue University, recently won the ASLA 2013 Student Awards - Award of Excellence in the Analysis and Planning Category for his project "Natural Water as Cultural Water / A 30 Year Plan for Wabash River Corridor in Lafayette." The project is a stormwater management plan to achieve ecological and cultural resilience for the poor landscape conditions of the Wabash River in Lafayette, Indiana.</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/85445474/giant-tunnel-plug-could-limit-future-subway-flood-damage Giant tunnel plug could limit future subway flood damage Alexander Walter 2013-10-31T13:37:00-04:00 >2013-11-04T21:38:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/98/982c0ef34976b9c349fb92ec1ba2582f.jpg" width="514" height="394" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] officials viewed a tunnel plug under development by ILC Dover, a Department of Homeland Security vendor and supplier to NASA, to protect subway portals where grade level tracks transition to underground subways. If successfully tested, the MTA hopes the technology could be applied to portals and stairwell locations throughout the system. The tunnel plug demonstrated inside the station is not designed for use inside the subway system, Cuomo's office said.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Exactly one year ago in the Archinect News: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/60393402/mta-video-release-hurricane-sandy-south-ferry-and-whitehall-st-station-damage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MTA Video Release: Hurricane Sandy - South Ferry and Whitehall St Station Damage</a></p> <p> Click <a href="http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/engineering/infrastructure/the-inflatable-35000-gallon-subway-plug-7795767" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here </a>to learn more about this Inflatable, 35,000-gallon subway plug.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/81135512/kalvebod-waves-aspires-to-become-copenhagen-s-new-waterfront-attraction Kalvebod Waves aspires to become Copenhagen’s new waterfront attraction Justine Testado 2013-09-05T14:08:00-04:00 >2013-09-09T18:48:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n5/n5rb74mrgurk7a7f.jpg" width="514" height="323" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The harbor-front project "Kalvebod Waves" officially opened on Aug. 30 at the Kalvebod Pier [...] in Copenhagen. The design by Julien de Smedt Architects and KLAR with support from Sloth M&oslash;ller and Niras Engineers won first prize in a competition from December 2008. Not far from the popular Islands Brygge Park in the city, Kalvebod Waves is the latest phase of a long-term plan that aims to revive a formerly desolate section of the pier into a welcoming hub for urban and water activities.</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/69325996/green-design-shines-at-infill-philadelphia-soak-it-up-awards Green Design Shines at Infill Philadelphia: Soak It Up Awards Archinect 2013-03-12T14:49:00-04:00 >2013-03-18T23:40:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qq/qq8kc2pnd3jxmmor.jpg" width="514" height="359" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>How does one apply 21st century green design to a city with sites and structures dating from the 17th to 19th centuries? That was exactly the challenge for teams in the Infill Philadelphia: Soak It Up design competition, and on March 7, 2013, nine finalist teams presented proposals to address the need for affordable green design within Philadelphia at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.</p></em><br /><br /><p> To also see the PowerPoint presentations of the three Soak It Up winners, head over to the Bustler article.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/67524499/gowanus-by-design-water_works-competition-winners Gowanus by Design: WATER_WORKS Competition Winners Alexander Walter 2013-02-13T18:09:00-05:00 >2013-05-21T14:40:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mr/mrisxihxdv7tmcvh.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Winning projects in three categories have been announced in Gowanus by Design's latest competition, WATER_WORKS. The brief called for solutions specific to Brooklyn's Gowanus area that simultaneously explored the role of water in recreation, quotidian uses, and in contaminated urban environments, and demonstrated how a redesigned community center and retention facility represent a more progressive view of the city's infrastructure.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/73635652/gowanus-by-design-water_works-competition-exhibit-opens-tomorrow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gowanus by Design: WATER_WORKS Competition Exhibit Opens Tomorrow</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/65584232/the-bullitt-centre-a-green-american-icon The Bullitt Centre: A Green American Icon Anna Johnson 2013-01-16T12:54:00-05:00 >2013-01-21T10:13:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d0/d0wf2bu7x53275mt.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A brand new green building project is set to become one of the world&rsquo;s most sustainable commercial office builds not for the new and innovative technology it has implemented but for the unique approach to green building the developers have taken.</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/65038630/man-versus-sea-engineering-artificial-reefs Man Versus Sea: Engineering Artificial Reefs Anna Johnson 2013-01-07T21:10:00-05:00 >2013-01-08T00:28:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5b/5bptlabzjaty9des.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designers for The Wave, Muscat, were tasked with the challenge of engineering a luxury, mixed-use development stretching along six kilometres of natural beach coastline between Al-Athaiba and Al-Mawelah while ensuring it was protected as much as possible from the Sea of Oman.</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/62598026/there-is-water-that-far-down There is water that far down Nam Henderson 2012-12-02T18:23:00-05:00 >2012-12-06T13:05:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/38/38kkh96fs2drxdcd.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"You need to get concrete out of your head and replace it with greenery," B&ouml;deker had thundered at the head of planning at the urban planning authority. The gruff German made such an impression that to this day, Saudi authorities continue to hire and recommend him. Image by Susanne K&ouml;lbl / DER SPIEGEL</p></em><br /><br /><p> Susanne Koelbl introduces the work of Richard B&ouml;deker, a German landscape architect who has been working in Saudi Arabia for nearly 40 years. <a href="http://www.bp-la.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">B&ouml;deker Partners</a> has played a key role in introducing green spaces to Riyadh and has pushed the limits in terms of making the desert bloom. However, one does wonder how green all that green really is, in a desert?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/53638625/section-of-l-a-river-through-the-valley-opens-to-tours Section of L.A. River through the Valley opens to tours Archinect 2012-07-16T13:13:00-04:00 >2012-07-16T18:45:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5a/5ae2807e3a72975ebf52fd6fea93410e.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 70-foot channel has for years operated as a flood-control channel, wildlife sanctuary and escape valve for treated waste water befouled with chemicals and trash. Now, the soft-bottom swath of weedy islands, dense brush and willows draped with fast-food wrappers, plastic bags and clothes is one of the newest summer attractions in town.</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/49772782/floating-architecture-finding-ways-to-live-with-rising-water Floating Architecture: Finding Ways to Live With Rising Water Archinect 2012-05-31T14:58:00-04:00 >2012-06-15T09:43:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fa/fafbqnd2pzrgxl8a.jpg" width="514" height="354" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There is a saying that "God made the world, but the Dutch made Holland." And for centuries, the Dutch have built different types of barriers to hold back rising water and allow for development. But as sea levels continue to rise, instead of trying to fight the water, Dutch architects and urban planners are taking a new approach: finding ways to live with it.</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/45335738/bracket-goes-soft-esp-estuary-services-pipeline bracket [goes soft]: ESP // Estuary Services Pipeline Archinect 2012-04-17T16:49:00-04:00 >2012-04-17T21:23:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ut/utx39jsnnu416dei.jpg" width="514" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In anticipation of this week's event, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/45228588/join-archinect-in-hollywood-this-thursday-for-publish-or-bracket-goes-soft" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Publish Or... bracket [GOES SOFT]</a>, we are showcasing a piece from the book each day this week. We hope to see you this Thursday!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://brkt.org/index.php/soft/selections/ESP_Estuary_Services_Pipeline" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>ESP // Estuary Services Pipeline</strong></a><br> by Bionic / Marcel Wilson</p> <p> <em>The Estuary Services Pipeline is a regional utility infrastructure designed to cope, adapt, respond, and leverage the changes presented by sea level rise in the 170 miles of coastline in the San Francisco Bay estuary. This century sea levels are projected to rise as much as 55&rdquo; due to global climate change. This epic disaster will unfold slowly and threatens our most productive economies, infrastructures, cultures, and coastal ecologies. The sheer magnitude of the issue promises uncoordinated efforts among governments, agencies, and the private sector. Response is likely to be slow, late, and resource intensive. The pipeline is a coordinated large-scale force for the San Francisco Bay Metropolitan Area that leverages all available resources to engage...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/36442281/sasaki-associates-with-rdg-and-aes-wins-water-works-parkitecture-competition Sasaki Associates, with RDG and AES, Wins Water Works Parkitecture Competition Alexander Walter 2012-01-31T13:50:00-05:00 >2012-02-02T12:57:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/45/454uw9smlcb241i2.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Des Moines Water Works, working in partnership with Iowa State University Department of Landscape Architecture, recently announced that Sasaki Associates, with RDG Planning &amp; Design and Applied Ecological Services (AES), is the winning team of the Water Works Parkitecture Competition.</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/20243905/watermarks-photos WATERMARKS Photos Archinect 2011-09-13T00:11:52-04:00 >2011-09-13T20:33:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/65/65b0u0mu1zy3qmx2.jpg" width="514" height="312" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The nice folks at Woodbury have sent along some photos of the recent exhibition <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/event/920/watermarks-acqua-alta-resiliency-and-precise-meanders/19636360" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WATERMARKS: Acqua Alta, Resiliency, and Precise Meanders</a>. Enjoy.</p> <p> <strong>WATERMARKS: Acqua Alta, Resiliency, and Precise Meanders</strong><br> Exhibition | September 7th through September 11th, 2011 scenarios WUHO | 6518 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028</p> <p> The Watermarks installation simulates Venice&rsquo;s Acqua Alta, documents resiliency across the American landscape, and explores representational techniques for water fluctuation.</p> <p> In Venice, Italy high tides annually flood San Marco&rsquo;s Piazza throughout late fall and early winter.&nbsp; During this reoccurring phenomenon, the city deploys elevated walkways at common pedestrian routes allowing foot traffic to carry on regardless of thirty centimeters of standing water. Souvenir shops sell disposable plastic shoe covers allowing tourists to wade through the public water spectacle where new urban unfold within the inundated square.</p> <p> By flooding the gallery floor in Hollywoo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/15766758/one-prize-water-as-the-6th-borough-winners-announced ONE PRIZE: Water as the 6th Borough - Winners Announced Alexander Walter 2011-08-04T15:24:00-04:00 >2013-01-03T15:28:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cg/cgyccqeyy1xjpgsk.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Terreform ONE has announced the winners of ONE PRIZE: Water as the 6th Borough, the open international design competition to envision the sixth borough of New York City. ONE PRIZE is an annual design and science award to promote green design in cities. The 2011 edition turned its focus to New York and its waterways, re-imagining recreational space, public transportation, local industry, and native environment in the 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/105726/two-sides-of-water Two sides of water Nam Henderson 2011-04-06T18:54:29-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/db/dbqc8t085nagtmwe.jpg" width="363" height="269" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Over at the Philadelphia Inquirer, Ingra Saffron <a href="http://articles.philly.com/2011-04-03/news/29377311_1_drinking-water-water-issues-water-supply" target="_blank">reviews</a> the recent <a href="http://terrain.design.upenn.edu/" target="_blank">In the Terrain of Water</a> conference held by the University of Pennsylvania. Also, coincidentally (?) on the same weekend another conference <a href="http://www.daniels.utoronto.ca/outofwater" target="_blank">Out of Water</a> occurred at the University of Toronto. <br><br> Any Archinecters go and feel like giving a quick report/summary? H/T <a href="http://m.ammoth.us/blog/2011/03/in-and-out-of-the-terrain-of-water/#comments" target="_blank">Mammoth</a><br></p>