Archinect - News 2016-08-25T07:49:11-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149957279/noah-s-ark-replica-opens-in-kentucky-biblical-theme-park-to-compete-with-the-disneys-and-the-universals Noah's Ark replica opens in Kentucky biblical theme park to “compete with the Disneys and the Universals” Justine Testado 2016-07-12T15:09:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T17:42:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rj/rj92t8z82rmhkf6s.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The park&rsquo;s centerpiece features three decks of exhibits explaining Answers in Genesis&rsquo; views of the biblical flood account..[It] also features a two-story restaurant, aerial zipline cables and the Ararat Ridge Zoo... &ldquo;...in a world that we see becoming very secularized before our eyes, it&rsquo;s really time for Christians to do something of this size, of this quality, that competes with the Disneys and the Universals to get a message to the world.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>This might be worth a pitstop for anyone planning a U.S. summer road trip. Envisioned by the Creationist apologetics ministry Answers in Genesis, a&nbsp;replica of Noah's Ark &mdash; measuring&nbsp;510 feet long, 85 feet wide and 51 feet high &mdash; opened last week as the centerpiece of the Ark Encounter theme park in Williamstown, Kentucky. As it goes, the theme park [which apparently has a total construction cost of more than $150 million] is &ldquo;more than just entertainment&rdquo; and aims to promote the ministry's views on evolution. As it goes, criticism ensues.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137725530/dismaland-banksy-s-anti-capitalist-art-show-gave-host-town-a-20m-boost-in-tourism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dismaland, Banksy's anti-capitalist art show, gave host town a &pound;20M boost in tourism</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146044719/subterranean-theme-park-photographer-richard-john-seymour-captures-the-new-life-inside-an-ancient-transylvanian-salt-mine" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Subterranean theme park: photographer Richard John Seymour captures the new life inside an ancient Transylvanian salt mine</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135124382/chinese-fun-photographer-stefano-cerio-captures-the-eerie-side-of-empty-amusement-parks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chinese Fun: Photographer Stefano Cerio captures the eerie side of empty amusement parks</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/73850202/a-summer-program-to-nudge-south-street-seaport-back-to-life A Summer Program to Nudge South Street Seaport Back to Life Archinect 2013-05-24T18:47:00-04:00 >2013-05-27T15:26:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bc/bcee33ada53b3d7791176e5310b27241.jpg" width="480" height="296" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This summer at the almost defiantly unhip South Street Seaport, there shall be pop-up boutiques housed in shipping containers. There shall be outdoor film screenings with lounge-chair seating. There shall be SmorgasBar. And, the lords of artificial weather willing, there may be glitter rain.</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/70178032/announcing-the-2013-la-film-festival-director-s-lounge-design-competition-co-hosted-by-archinect Announcing the 2013 LA Film Festival Director's Lounge Design Competition, co-hosted by Archinect Archinect 2013-03-27T14:56:00-04:00 >2013-04-03T17:03:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/16/16cpanwfbo8cao3b.jpg" width="514" height="256" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> We're excited to announce a competition we're co-hosting with <a href="http://designerpages.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designer Pages</a> and the <a href="http://www.lafilmfest.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA Film Festival</a>. This competition seeks proposals for the interior design/layout of the VIP Director's Lounge for this year's LA Film Festival.</p> <p> The winner will have their design executed, with a cash prize and an "Industry Badge" pass to the LA Film Festival in June. The winner's designs will also be on display in the director's lounge throughout the festival, which will be seen by many of the entertainment industry's most influential and respected members (hint: pretty amazing source for new clients).</p> <p> Take a look at the website for the full details - <a href="http://competition.lafilmfest.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">competition.lafilmfest.com</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/67600416/sydney-s-new-icon-barangaroo Sydney’s New Icon | Barangaroo? Anna Johnson 2013-02-15T15:06:00-05:00 >2013-02-28T23:29:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ut/ut2ovowd2oz4o6yd.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Billionaire businessman, James Packer has shortlisted four of the world&rsquo;s best architects (Adrian Smith + Gill Architecture, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Renzo Piano and Wilkinson Eyre Architects) to bid to design and build the urban masterpiece that will be Crown Sydney. The proposed $1 billion six-star Crown Sydney resort will be a dramatic addition to Sydney&rsquo;s skyline and be built across a giant 6,000 square metre site in Barangaroo.</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/58079338/a-huge-frog-has-landed-in-brooklyn A huge frog has landed in Brooklyn Archinect 2012-09-26T14:56:00-04:00 >2012-09-26T16:55:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ff/ffd2db459514158b435d9bbeb5335a99.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Brooklynites might consider themselves lucky. In Manhattan, Madison Square Garden&rsquo;s owners are renovating, spending nearly $1 billion. Judging from results so far, it won&rsquo;t be enough. The Barclays Center is no Garden disaster, just an extraordinarily expensive lost opportunity.</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>