Archinect - News 2016-09-25T23:45:14-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149970030/introducing-bjarke-ingels-floating-student-housing-urban-rigger Introducing Bjarke Ingels' floating student housing, "Urban Rigger" Julia Ingalls 2016-09-22T12:48:00-04:00 >2016-09-23T18:25:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pl/plfmt6xuq49wvc3c.jpg" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Bjarke Ingels has found the elusive silver lining in global sea level rise and the European affordable housing crisis in the form of "Urban Rigger," a series of inexpensive student housing complexes that are designed to float in the sea, especially in those cities which have dense urban cores next to the waterfront. The idea here is to provide students with affordable digs that are close to class while simultaneously making the most out of changing climate conditions and post-industrial port repurposing. The first complete Urban Rigger has already been assembled in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/3691/copenhagen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Copenhagen</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uj/ujway5j3sgyzcnlk.jpg"></p><p>According to an article in <a href="https://www.fastcodesign.com/3063804/bjarke-ingelss-next-project-reinventing-student-housing?partner=rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FastCompany</a>, "Each unit, which can house 12 students at once, is composed of modular shipping containers. These modules are powered by a photovoltaic array and use a heat-exchange system that draws upon the thermal mass of water to warm and cool the interiors. Meanwhile, an aerogel developed by NASA insulates the interiors."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/oz/ozzf38v52e8rg9gf.jpg"></p><p>For the latest on Bjarke Ingels:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149968706/play-arkinoid-arcade-on-big-s-website" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Play "Arkinoid" arcade on BIG...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149967442/an-artist-in-residency-is-stranded-aboard-a-bankrupt-freighter-off-the-coast-of-japan An artist-in-residency is stranded aboard a bankrupt freighter off the coast of Japan Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-09-08T13:50:00-04:00 >2016-09-14T00:25:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8w/8wbsznw0ofsrzlsc.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Part of the 23 Days at Sea residency, British video and performance artist Rebecca Moss left Vancouver on August 23 in a Hanjin freighter, expecting to dock in Shanghai on September 15. Run by Vancouver's Access Gallery, the residency focuses on issues of globalization, but what ended up happening during Moss's residency, while on-theme, wasn't exactly its goal.</p><p>On August 31, with debts amounting to $900 million, Hanjin Shipping Company filed for <a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/south-koreas-hanjin-shipping-files-for-u-s-bankruptcy-protection-1473002745" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">bankruptcy</a>. Now placed in a receivership, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Receivership#cite_note-Philip2007-1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">meaning</a>&nbsp;"in the custodial responsibility for the property of others, including tangible and intangible assets and rights", Hanjin was refused entry by Shanghai. It's now <a href="http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/british-artist-on-vancouver-residency-stranded-on-hanjin-freighter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">stuck in aquatic limbo</a> off the coast of Japan, looking for a place that will allow it to dock. The shipping company is the seventh-largest in the world, accounting for 7% of container trade between North America and East Asia.</p><p>In an email to Access Gallery, Moss wrote: &ldquo;I can&rsquo;t begin to describe how it feels to look out the window and...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/140503384/editor-s-picks-434 Editor's Picks #434 Nam Henderson 2015-11-06T11:22:00-05:00 >2015-11-06T12:26:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9t/9tirxqjqgfnregoh.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;highlighted the work of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/139051283/the-school-of-helpful-knocks-the-experiential-pedagogy-of-design-build-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Build Research (DBR), based in Vancouver, British Columbia</a>. Currently a non-profit institute led by architect Michael Green&nbsp;and creative entrepreneur Scott Hawthorn, one of the earliest projects was building a theater when TED headquarters&rsquo; moved from Long Beach, California to Vancouver.&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1200x/3k/3kl919evha9h5956.jpg"></p><p><strong>zenza</strong> commented "<em>I was a part of the TED Talk stage design/build (I`m in the last photo actually!). &nbsp;It was a fantastic experience and I learned a lot...Having learned extremely little about construction and the act of assembling things in school, this program offered an awesome addition to my design education.</em>"</p><p>Meanwhile the latest edition of <strong>Screen/Print</strong>: featured the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/139110718/screen-print-37-s-m-l-xl-from-the-journal-of-architectural-education" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">October 2015 issue of the </a><a href="http://www.jaeonline.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Journal of Architectural Education</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/139110718/screen-print-37-s-m-l-xl-from-the-journal-of-architectural-education" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">, volume 69: "</a><a href="http://www.jaeonline.org/issues/smlxl#/page1/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">S,M,L,XL</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/139110718/screen-print-37-s-m-l-xl-from-the-journal-of-architectural-education" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n1/n1vbkqvc0vmfued4.jpg"></p><p><strong>News</strong><br>Belmont Freeman (principal of Belmont Freeman Architects, an award-winning design firm in New York City) <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139956397/has-preservation-become-too-conservative-and-elitist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">penned an essay</a> questioning whether preservation has become too conservative and elitist? What&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/evanchakroff" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eva...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133421471/shipping-container-village-crops-up-in-oakland-offering-alternative-to-sky-high-sf-rents Shipping container village crops up in Oakland, offering alternative to sky-high SF rents Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-03T16:07:00-04:00 >2015-08-03T17:42:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/06/06qg8ibrtkdwyxjz.jpg" width="514" height="270" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Luke Iseman, 31, leases a 17,000-square-foot warehouse in Oakland in which he has built 11 micro residences out of cargo containers, Bloomberg reports. He charges $1,000 per months for each of the makeshift homes, which aren&rsquo;t legal, strictly speaking. [...] &ldquo;We have an opportunity here to create a new model for urban development that&rsquo;s more sustainable, more affordable and more enjoyable.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>More news on shipping containers and the Bay Area's residential market:</p><ul><li><a title="The Emergence of Container Urbanism" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/67510419/the-emergence-of-container-urbanism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Emergence of Container Urbanism</a></li><li><a title="Forget Big-Box Stores. How About A Big-Box House?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/49664422/forget-big-box-stores-how-about-a-big-box-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Forget Big-Box Stores. How About A Big-Box House?</a></li><li><a title="Airbnb rentals cut deep into San Francisco housing stock, report says" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128107747/airbnb-rentals-cut-deep-into-san-francisco-housing-stock-report-says" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airbnb rentals cut deep into San Francisco housing stock, report says</a></li><li><a title="No room for affordable housing in SF? Build it in Oakland" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124122059/no-room-for-affordable-housing-in-sf-build-it-in-oakland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">No room for affordable housing in SF? Build it in Oakland</a></li><li><a title="Looking to buy a home in SF? Good luck" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123600021/looking-to-buy-a-home-in-sf-good-luck" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Looking to buy a home in SF? Good luck</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/106094093/zipper-fastened-kaleidoscopic-architecture Zipper-fastened kaleidoscopic architecture Alexander Walter 2014-08-08T13:35:00-04:00 >2014-08-08T13:38:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/73/73a3da8515021e2d817626a412902eca.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The installation you see above is a project by Masakazu Shirane and Saya Miyazaki called "Wink," their entry into Kobe Biennial's Art Container Contest. The kaleidoscope concept uses mirrors (in keeping with Sir David Brewster's classic), but is also held together by zippers. Shirane and Miyazaki claim this makes it the first "architecture" based on zippers; proving you can create an adaptable, reconfigurable space using the same tech found in your pants.</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/88133824/results-of-the-sydney-container-vacation-house-competition Results of the [SYDNEY] Container Vacation House competition Justine Testado 2013-12-05T12:39:00-05:00 >2014-05-09T12:33:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v1/v1azlluyg7fws5r8.jpg" width="514" height="282" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[AC-CA] recently announced the results of their [SYDNEY] Container Vacation House competition. Entrants had to design a waterfront vacation house on Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia using only a freight container.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Out of 307 proposals, the jury chose three winners:</p><p>1st prize (US$3,500): Ales Javurek, Czech Republic (see cover pic)</p><p>2nd prize (US$1,700): Eunjin Koh and Jonghyun Kim, South Korea</p><p><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4l/4lbpxewn5m0j8hb5.jpg"></p><p>3rd prize (US$800): Andrew Nicolle and James Moulder, Australia</p><p><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vx/vxor32jk5a4w4z25.jpg"></p><p><em>Images courtesy of [AC-CA].</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/61855411/home-sweet-shipping-container-nyc-creating-modular-disaster-housing Home Sweet Shipping Container: NYC Creating Modular Disaster Housing HotSoup 2012-11-21T14:43:00-05:00 >2012-11-26T19:07:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ha/ha5yuik3vedixy2f.jpg" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Carved out of shipping containers, these LEGO-like, stackable apartments offer all the amenities of home. Or more, since they are bigger, and brighter, than the typical Manhattan studio. It&rsquo;s the FEMA trailer of the future, built with the Dwell reader in mind.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Ever since Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans six years ago, the Bloomberg administration has been quietly at work on creating a disaster housing that meets the needs of New York City's unique density and geography. &nbsp;They have created a model system using shipping containers, and while it will not be able to help those left homeless by Sandy, it should be ready by next year, for when the next major disaster hits.</p>