Archinect - News 2014-09-30T05:55:04-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/91680625/can-phoenix-un-suburbanize Can Phoenix un-suburbanize? Alexander Walter 2014-01-20T13:01:00-05:00 >2014-01-27T19:15:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a3f70f63c5616b42cda81074214be9bb.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There&rsquo;s a movement afoot to bring new money into urban areas all over the country, and surprisingly, Phoenix, is part of that movement. The city has long been famous for its suburban sprawl. But now, plans are moving ahead to link high-rise downtown with a neighboring Latino barrio that wealthy developers have mostly ignored for the better part of 100 years. Not a shovel of dirt has moved, though neighbors already have expectations and fears.</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/89829634/can-a-city-really-end-homelessness Can a City Really 'End' Homelessness? Alexander Walter 2013-12-27T14:29:00-05:00 >2013-12-30T18:22:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8e/8ec5c92bf6166e92c39753df6de17575.jpg" width="514" height="358" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Last week, the city of Phoenix made a startling announcement. The Arizona capital had previously identified 222 chronically homeless veterans living in the city, more than half of them veterans of the Vietnam War. [...] Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said last week that every last one of them now had a roof overhead. The city has effectively ended chronic veteran homelessness, according to the mayor [...]. Phoenix did this &ndash; prioritizing housing first, then wrapping other services around 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/88155552/architecture-start-up-s-software-models-steel-skeletons-of-any-surface Architecture start-up's software models steel skeletons of any surface Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-12-05T20:15:00-05:00 >2013-12-09T18:21:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/25/256hx3jmvupzm2qr.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Using digital fabrication and some clever tricks we're able to manufacture beautiful, low cost structures which easily bolt together. You design for it like it's a big imaginary 3D printer then you and your friends get together and bolt your house together! [...] It works like a techno version of a barn raising.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Architecture start-up Arcology Now wants to provide an alternative to 3D printing building technologies, focusing on reliable materials and elbow grease. The Phoenix, Arizona group has developed a digital fabrication software that generates a framework for any 3D surface out of steel tubes and bolts. For example, if you scanned an igloo, the software would model something like one of those geodesic dome playground structures. The software also produces manufacturing and building instructions, that is then coded directly onto the individual steel bars during manufacturing.</p> <p> The entire structure is then built in modules, so many people can work in parallel following the instructions on the physical materials.&nbsp;Arcology Now's eventual plan is to produce entire communities in this way, and is working on methods to insulate and install power distribution systems.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/63815621/david-wright-house-saved-preservation-success David Wright House Saved - Preservation Success Archinect 2012-12-20T17:25:00-05:00 >2012-12-27T13:09:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w9/w9no8btriw9hapu1.jpg" width="514" height="358" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy has facilitated the purchase of the David and Gladys Wright House in Phoenix, Arizona, through an LLC owned by an anonymous benefactor. The transaction closed on December 20 for an undisclosed price. The property will be transferred to an Arizona not-for-profit organization responsible for the restoration, maintenance and operation of the David Wright House.</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/63751064/big-designs-sexy-observation-tower-for-phoenix BIG Designs Sexy Observation Tower for Phoenix Alexander Walter 2012-12-19T17:19:00-05:00 >2012-12-28T06:34:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d9/d931udoz8mytghxj.jpg" width="514" height="377" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>News just broke that BIG has been commissioned to design a sleek 420 ft tall mixed-use observation tower for Phoenix, Arizona. Quite possibly the city's new symbol?</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/61326401/buyer-drops-bid-to-purchase-david-and-gladys-wright-house Buyer drops bid to purchase David and Gladys Wright House Archinect 2012-11-13T17:23:00-05:00 >2012-11-13T18:08:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y9/y90ps15dkv27q6yg.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;While the prospective buyer strongly supports efforts to preserve the David and Gladys Wright house, he has concluded that for personal and business reasons, this is not an opportunity he will pursue at this time. He has every confidence that a preservation minded buyer will be found, and that the house will be preserved," representatives of the prospective buyer told Joffe.</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/60837791/frank-lloyd-wright-s-david-house-sold-saved Frank Lloyd Wright's David House: Sold & Saved Archinect 2012-11-06T11:36:00-05:00 >2012-11-07T07:38:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zh/zhx5707afijn8vl9.jpg" width="514" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The current owners have reached an agreement to sell the early 1950s home to a buyer who wants to preserve and restore it, real-estate broker Robert Joffe said Wednesday. The property is being sold for the listing price of nearly $2.4 million to a buyer who wishes to remain anonymous</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/58505523/wright-masterwork-is-seen-in-a-new-light-a-fight-for-its-life Wright Masterwork Is Seen in a New Light: A Fight for Its Life anthony dong 2012-10-03T11:34:00-04:00 >2012-10-03T15:15:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sp/spr778ovjmffk09e.jpg" width="514" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s hard to say which is more startling. That a developer in Phoenix could threaten...to knock down a 1952 house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Or that the house has until now slipped under the radar, escaping the attention of most architectural historians...a spiral home for his son David.</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/55759175/save-the-david-and-gladys-wright-house Save the David and Gladys Wright House Archinect 2012-08-22T16:56:00-04:00 >2012-08-27T22:19:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yl/yl9xfku2elreknif.jpg" width="514" height="259" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A remarkable Frank Lloyd Wright house in Phoenix is under threat of demolition. Wright designed the house for his son David and it is unique among all his residential designs. Your support is needed to urge the City of Phoenix to approve historic preservation designation for the house thereby extending its temporary protection from demolition.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/55754224/sign-a-petition-help-save-a-masterpiece-thanks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Via Kevin W. in the Forum</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/54892147/where-hot-is-not-employed-lightly Where “hot” is not employed lightly Nam Henderson 2012-08-07T19:44:00-04:00 >2012-08-09T17:39:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5a/5aqu3lxmih5abi4b.jpg" width="514" height="283" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;I always thought that shorts were inappropriate for a federal courthouse,&rdquo; Ms. Leal said. &ldquo;But it&rsquo;s either wearing it, or melting away.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> Fernanda Santos recently conducted an informal post-occupancy study for the Sandra Day O&rsquo;Connor Federal Courthouse designed by Richard Meier &amp; Partners Architects. Located in&nbsp;Phoenix, Arizona the project opened in 2000 and employs "<em>a process known as adiabatic cooling to regulate the temperature</em>" in it's giant-glassed in atrium. Whether, talking to the security guards stationed therein, or visitors (lawyers, plaintiffs etc) Ms. Santos writes that while it is "<a href="https://twitter.com/fernandaNYT/status/232172717057658880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a marvel of modern architecture. Much of it is also very HOT.</a>"</p>