Archinect - News 2014-10-31T18:19:40-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/104191513/thousands-of-palestinians-flee-northern-gaza-as-israel-continues-its-bombardment Thousands of Palestinians Flee Northern Gaza as Israel Continues its Bombardment Nicholas Korody 2014-07-14T20:49:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T19:08:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kp/kpmk97hq45v9e2fv.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Several thousand Palestinians, defying the urging of Hamas to remain in their homes, fled areas in northern Gaza early Sunday after Israel warned them through fliers and phone calls of major attacks to come.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Thousands of Palestinians, heeding the warning pamphlets dropped by Israeli jets, are fleeing from Northern Gaza. Many are crowding inside United Nations-run schools. As the death toll rises &ndash; entirely on the Palestinian side &ndash; <a href="http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/07/israel-mull-egypt-ceasefire-plan-gaza-201471421821695304.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a potential cease-fire agreement developed by Egypt will be debated in the Israeli Parliament.</a>&nbsp;</p><p>During prior Israeli invasions of Gaza, the toll on the infrastructure of the small region was significant. Israel intentionally targets infrastructure that it understands to support Hamas. Unfortunately, it is often civilians who are both the main casualties and who must suffer in a <a href="https://afsc.org/story/overcrowded-gaza-strip-displaced-refugees-yearn-return-home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">devastated, overpopulated urban ar</a><a href="http://afsc.org/story/overcrowded-gaza-strip-displaced-refugees-yearn-return-home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ea</a>. And according to the Washington Post, in the recent attacks,<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/07/09/this-is-life-in-gaza-right-now/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"most of the Gazans killed so far have died in their homes."</a></p><p>The frequency and totality of Israeli attacks on Gaza &ndash; coupled with the ongoing economic blockade &ndash; leave little hope that their will be stability or normalcy for Gazans&nbsp;in the near future. Fundamentally, the devastated infrastruc...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/54477755/editor-s-picks-275 Editor's Picks #275 Nam Henderson 2012-07-31T01:01:00-04:00 >2012-07-31T13:22:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4t/4tovx2xqlbytshs7.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1812010/orhan-ayy-ce" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;featured recent efforts towards preservation, by new owner Michael Chapman who commissioned Barry Milofsky of M2A Architects to design the restoration, to The Lukens House, in <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/54222302/soriano-s-glen-lukens-house-back-to-life-and-happy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soriano's Glen Lukens House: Back to Life and Happy</a>.&nbsp;Therein he asserted "<em>It is important to add here that Soriano was the architect whom photographer Julius Shulman and his wife selected to design their home. As to why, Mr. Shulman did tell me in an unpublished interview that the decision to hire Mr. Soriano was made because &lsquo;he loved life!&rsquo; after drinking few bottles of wine Mr. Soriano brought with him to the empty lot Shulmans bought below Mulholland Drive.</em>"</p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/54120219/narrow-streets-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mas Context highlighted the work of David Yoon, a writer, designer, photographer, and self-confessed urban planning geek living in Los Angeles</a>, who started documenting existing streets of Los Angeles and narrowing them to see the effects that his manipulations had on the city.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/22610164/eric-chavkin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eric Chavkin</a>&nbsp;claimed "<em>PHOTOSHOP URBANISM This is all ab...</em></p>