Archinect - News 2015-08-28T15:15:19-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/134567004/selling-residents-on-a-water-park-during-a-drought Selling residents on a water park during a drought Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-18T12:40:00-04:00 >2015-08-18T12:40:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vt/vt1qgl24z8cloygz.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dublin is building a water park &mdash; in the middle of the worst drought in California&rsquo;s modern history. [...] &ldquo;It just looks bad, frankly ... It looks like we are out there thinking, &lsquo;Let&rsquo;s just go out there and build a water park,&rsquo; when the rest of the state is suffering.&rdquo; [...] &ldquo;Even if the drought weren&rsquo;t to end,&rdquo; said Lori Taylor, a spokeswoman for the city, &ldquo;there will be a need for places where kids need to learn how to swim.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on California's drought:</p><ul><li><a title="Will California's drought turn the state into something like the Australian outback?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134268384/will-california-s-drought-turn-the-state-into-something-like-the-australian-outback" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will California's drought turn the state into something like the Australian outback?</a></li><li><a title='Coating the LA reservoir in "shade balls" will save 300M gallons of water' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134052824/coating-the-la-reservoir-in-shade-balls-will-save-300m-gallons-of-water" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Coating the LA reservoir in "shade balls" will save 300M gallons of water</a></li><li><a title="California drought sucks San Jose's Guadalupe river dry" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133953060/california-drought-sucks-san-jose-s-guadalupe-river-dry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">California drought sucks San Jose's Guadalupe river dry</a></li><li><a title="Archinect's &quot;Dry Futures&quot; competition featured by MSNBC; juror and NASA hydrologist Jay Famiglietti interviewed" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133181511/archinect-s-dry-futures-competition-featured-by-msnbc-juror-and-nasa-hydrologist-jay-famiglietti-interviewed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's "Dry Futures" competition featured by MSNBC; juror and NASA hydrologist Jay Famiglietti interviewed</a></li><li><a title="A portrait of Fairmead, California: where water goes to crops first, and residents second &ndash; if at all" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132888101/a-portrait-of-fairmead-california-where-water-goes-to-crops-first-and-residents-second-if-at-all" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A portrait of Fairmead, California: where water goes to crops first, and residents second &ndash; if at all</a></li></ul><p><a href="http://dryfutures.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/f8/f8xfni2nf4bnpbd6.jpg"></a></p><p><em>Have an idea for how to address the drought with design? Submit your ideas to the&nbsp;<a href="http://dryfutures.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dry Futures competition</a>!</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85993696/facebook-hires-architect-frank-gehry-for-dublin-london-offices Facebook hires architect Frank Gehry for Dublin, London offices Archinect 2013-11-07T15:19:00-05:00 >2013-11-11T21:12:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c7/c7164175bff77f1736bdfd4afdfee782.jpg" width="514" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Facebook is taking its friendship with Frank Gehry across the Atlantic, reportedly signing the Los Angeles architect to work on new office space in Dublin, Ireland, where the company already has a major presence. He will also design new office space for Facebook in London.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/74569090/facebook-s-positive-experience-with-gehry-in-california-leads-to-commission-to-design-new-nyc-office" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook's positive experience with Gehry in California leads to commission to design new NYC office</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/56567387/in-ruined-apartments-symbol-of-ireland-s-fall In Ruined Apartments, Symbol of Ireland’s Fall mantaray 2012-09-03T16:22:00-04:00 >2012-09-05T11:31:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b2/b2hmfn7ichvegtb4.jpg" width="514" height="283" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Those residents, unable to move back into houses they still have to pay for, have spent nearly a year in legal limbo... More than 2,000 developments begun during that period have turned into &ldquo;ghost estates,&rdquo; ...Others, built under a system that allowed developers to &ldquo;self-certify&rdquo; &mdash; meaning that they could unilaterally declare, with only minimal government oversight, that their properties complied with building codes &mdash; are now falling apart, even while residents live there.</p></em><br /><br /><p> A look at how self-certification helped developers cut corners during Ireland's construction boom, leaving home-owners homeless and trapped in a legal bind. &nbsp;</p>