Archinect - News 2015-10-06T06:27:32-04:00 Flexible Parking Structures as Civic Catalysts Alexander Walter 2014-11-24T14:55:00-05:00 >2014-11-26T22:39:42-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>First, parking structures need to be used for longer periods of the day and for different purposes, both public and private. [...] Second, parking structures need to be designed as flexible structures that can accommodate transitions from parking alone to a variety of other uses as parking ratios decline with further mixed-use development and increased use of shared parking facilities and transit.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Life of a New Architect: Elizabeth Christoforetti</a></p> Robot Ray Parks Your Car At The Airport Alexander Walter 2014-11-03T13:08:00-05:00 >2014-11-05T17:43:54-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="270" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Are you in a hurry to catch your flight and still need to find a parking place? Meet Ray, a shiny robot that parks your car at D&uuml;sseldorf Airport in Germany. Ray makes sure you don&rsquo;t have to park miles away from the terminal, eliminating the hassle of finding a parking place. Just drop off your car within a few meters from the check-in area [...]. When you come back from a holiday or business trip, the robot will make sure your car is ready to go when you walk out of the airport.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Danish parking garage invites to stay and play Alexander Walter 2014-08-07T14:18:00-04:00 >2014-08-08T10:41:05-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new parking garage in Nordhavn, Denmark by JAJA Architects will combine form, functionality, and fun. Draped in greenery and topped with a public playground, the aptly named Park and Play reimagines a garage as an active social space rather than simply a storage place for cars. [...] The garage is being built as part of the first phase of Nordhavn&rsquo;s almost 500-acre master plan to be developed over the next 40 to 50 years.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> One Woman's Quest to Design Parking Lots People Don't Hate Alexander Walter 2014-08-05T14:15:00-04:00 >2014-08-12T21:41:54-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="490" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This automated garage is ideal for dense urban areas, says Yoka, vice president of program development at the International Parking Institute, based in Alexandria, Virginia. A Philadelphia-area native and self-described "super parking nerd," her niche is sustainable parking, something that many people, upon first hearing the phrase, assume is a contradiction. But for a building designed to house cars, says Yoka, The Lift at Juniper Street is surprisingly green.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Enlightenment About Parking: Q&A with Architect Darius Sollohub Alexander Walter 2014-04-29T14:30:00-04:00 >2014-05-06T22:18:03-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We might ask ourselves the question, why is it that so many communities want to disguise the utilitarian cell phone tower as a fake tree? They fool no one and actually call more attention to them. Or why are there hundreds of parking structures that have false fa&ccedil;ades that make people initially think they are foreclosed buildings with all the windows broken? There seems to be much cultural confusion about the beauty of the utilitarian.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> When a Parking Lot Is So Much More Archinect 2012-03-26T12:05:00-04:00 >2012-03-29T18:36:24-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="391" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We need to redefine what we mean by &ldquo;parking lot&rdquo; to include something that not only allows a driver to park his car, but also offers a variety of other public uses, mitigates its effect on the environment and gives greater consideration to aesthetics and architectural context.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Parking spaces Orhan Ayy├╝ce 2011-07-20T01:17:04-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="318" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Simon Henley's new book, The Architecture of Parking (Thames &amp; Hudson), casts an objective eye over car parks, one of the most important but most neglected building types of the modern era, and finds a strange and haunting beauty.</p></em><br /><br /><p> 'Using formal expression to overcome any shortfall in the quality of construction' ... The Tricorn Centre, Portsmouth, (above) designed by The Owen Luder Partnership.&nbsp;</p>