Archinect - News 2015-02-26T23:03:30-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/121199869/amsterdam-s-ugly-architecture-from-the-70s-proves-resilient-against-gentrification Amsterdam's "ugly" architecture from the 70s proves resilient against gentrification Alexander Walter 2015-02-20T13:44:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T22:55:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/66/66eed296c58bc113faa1a3079ec2496f.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In times when the rest of the city is rapidly becoming extremely expensive, Amsterdam&rsquo;s ugly light gray and pink-yellow housing blocks are staying affordable, with rents contingent on income. Their continued presence in the city is becoming a memorial for a once-existing Amsterdam, in which almost all space in the city was equally distributed.</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/119351406/a-closer-look-at-the-giza-2030-master-plan-blessing-or-curse-for-egypt A closer look at the Giza 2030 master plan: blessing or curse for Egypt? Alexander Walter 2015-01-27T14:11:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T21:31:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/90/903193fceff50b329a9dac3518a0c4c7.jpg" width="514" height="277" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Is this the promising future of Giza 2030? What is the status of Giza 2030 after the Egyptian Revolution in 2011? Would it be a curse or a blessing if I were from Giza? And my message to the current Egyptian regime is this: if this is the future of Egyptian cities, please leave the situation as it is.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118984560/photographer-documents-egypt-s-monumental-housing-developments-in-the-desert" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photographer documents Egypt's monumental housing developments in the desert</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119293637/weekly-news-round-up-for-january-19-2015 Weekly News Round-Up for January 19, 2015 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-01-26T20:46:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T21:04:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8c/8csrffmsr36yd9gu.jpg" width="514" height="584" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Sunday, January 25:</em></strong></p><p><a title="Aaron Betsky To Lead Taliesin West" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119213308/aaron-betsky-to-lead-taliesin-west" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aaron Betsky To Lead Taliesin West</a>: Effective immediately, Betsky will "set the intellectual&nbsp;tone or the School&nbsp;" as it undergoes a rough and potentially definitive funding period.</p><p><strong><em>Friday, January 23:</em></strong></p><p><a title="Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House to reopen once again in February" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119039951/frank-lloyd-wright-s-hollyhock-house-to-reopen-once-again-in-february" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House to reopen once again in February</a>: So culminates a six-year and nearly $4.4M restoration project, to return the house to its early 20th century state.</p><p><strong><em>Thursday, January 22:</em></strong></p><p><a title="Megataaaall Shanghai Tower enters final construction phase" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118985363/megataaaall-shanghai-tower-enters-final-construction-phase" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Megataaaall Shanghai Tower enters final construction phase</a>: It's 632 meters tall, symbolizes China's Future, and is flanked by two other skyscrapers repping China's Past and Present.</p><p><a title="David Chipperfield pledges to carefully &quot;optimize&quot; Mies van der Rohe's Neue Nationalgalerie" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118968488/david-chipperfield-pledges-to-carefully-optimize-mies-van-der-rohe-s-neue-nationalgalerie" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Chipperfield pledges to carefully "optimize" Mies van der Rohe's Neue Nationalgalerie</a>: Chipperfield also renovated Berlin's Neues Museum, and plans to "keep as much Mies as possible".</p><p><strong><em>Wednesday, January 21:</em></strong></p><p><a title="'Can of Ham' skyscraper coming to London after all" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118889309/can-of-ham-skyscraper-coming-to-london-after-all" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'Can of Ham' skyscraper coming to London after all</a>: Delayed since 2008 after the financial crisis hit, the hamscraper will sit in close company to London's Gherkin.</p><p><em><strong>Monday, January...</strong></em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118967683/the-calvert-journal-asks-experts-how-to-fix-moscow The Calvert Journal asks experts: How to fix Moscow? Alexander Walter 2015-01-22T14:42:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T14:43:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cu/cu5zfv5r685gap6g.jpg" width="514" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Big, brash, and full of energy, Moscow is a city that knows how to make an impression. But for all its attractions &mdash; world-class museums, clubs and rapidly transforming food scene, to name a few &mdash; its downsides are impossible to ignore. [...] This week, The Calvert Journal considers Moscow&rsquo;s prospects, consulting experts at the Moscow Urban Forum, looking in detail at two projects in the pipeline &mdash; VDNKh and Zaryadye Park &mdash; and checking out some neighbourhoods that are already going places.</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/118735754/so-gentrification-is-just-a-myth-after-all So gentrification is just a myth after all? Alexander Walter 2015-01-19T14:22:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T20:44:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5f/5f7v5wu87olpb4ib.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s time to retire the term gentrification altogether. Fourteen years ago, Maureen Kennedy and Paul Leonard of the Brookings Institution wrote that gentrification &ldquo;is a politically loaded concept that generally has not been useful in resolving growth and community change debates because its meaning is unclear.&rdquo; That&rsquo;s even truer today. Some U.S. cities do have serious affordability problems, but they&rsquo;re not the problems critics of gentrification think they are.</p></em><br /><br /><p>What's your take on John Buntin's <em>Slate</em> piece?&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/115805685/50-years-of-gentrification-will-all-our-cities-turn-into-deathly-canberra 50 years of gentrification: will all our cities turn into 'deathly' Canberra? Alexander Walter 2014-12-12T13:22:00-05:00 >2014-12-14T09:35:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7f/7f5e5590afc12f6d79732487d759377f.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Economist Intelligence Unit puts Melbourne in first place, followed by Vienna, Vancouver, Toronto, Adelaide and Calgary. There is never any mention, on any list, of London or New York, Paris or Hong Kong. There are no liveable cities where you might actually want to live. [...] Liveability, it seems, is defined by a total absence of risk or chance, pleasure or surprise. It is an index of comfort, a guide to places where you can go safe in the knowledge you&rsquo;ll never be far from a Starbucks.</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/115731033/can-nyc-create-a-new-neighborhood-without-displacing-an-old-one Can NYC Create a New Neighborhood Without Displacing an Old One? Alexander Walter 2014-12-11T14:03:00-05:00 >2014-12-12T03:44:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4d/4d4b7358ed080fe35bf42449cab5419c.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With a nod to Mayor Bill de Blasio&rsquo;s affordable housing plans, New York City&rsquo;s Department of City Planning is inventing a &ldquo;new neighborhood&rdquo; to take what it thinks is a promising section of the Bronx from parking lots to high-rises. While the city has promised to make community outreach a cornerstone of its plans, the idea of a &ldquo;new neighborhood&rdquo; has left many who live there seeing Brooklyn-infused foreshadowing.</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/115651532/activists-evict-businesses-in-gentrifying-l-a-neighborhood Activists “Evict” Businesses in Gentrifying L.A. Neighborhood Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-10T13:22:00-05:00 >2014-12-10T13:22:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/71/7133dc7b5d6c2a511515f9bd1694c8c8.jpg" width="514" height="319" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On November 8th, a group called the North East L.A. Alliance (NELA Alliance) held a public art performance titled &ldquo;Procesion de Testimonios: Evicting Displacement,&rdquo; which sought to bring attention to changes in Highland Park. The procession began along the most visibly gentrifying corridor, York Boulevard, and the group served mock eviction notices to businesses the group didn&rsquo;t feel were &ldquo;culturally inviting, affordable and displaced long-time businesses,&rdquo; according to organizer Melissa Uribe.</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/113348899/bed-stuy-in-memoriam Bed-Stuy In Memoriam Alexander Walter 2014-11-10T15:46:00-05:00 >2014-11-10T15:48:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9b/9b1e096241456c75abb63197650c9a26.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Neighborhoods of contemporary New York are primarily defined by the choices and actions of the people who call them home. They are collages fashioned from layer upon layer of small accretions that we plaster and paint onto our environments. Sometimes, this paint is literal [...] rich diversity of murals in memoriam found throughout Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn &mdash; public artworks that reflect a particular history of violence, racial prejudice, and, in some cases, the mixture of the two.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105939752/bed-stuy-prices-soar" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bed-Stuy Prices Soar</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110183096/in-light-of-5-pointz-demolition-defaced-fights-to-protect-nyc-s-artistic-roots In light of 5 POINTZ demolition, DEFACED fights to protect NYC's artistic roots Justine Testado 2014-09-30T17:20:00-04:00 >2014-10-08T23:23:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0w/0wvwht5fcs6bs0fn.jpg" width="514" height="454" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Upon the recent controversial demolition of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/360147/5-pointz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"5 POINTZ" graffiti mecca</a> in Long Island City, NY, a group of architects consisting of <a href="http://archinect.com/AriannaArmelli" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arianna Armelli</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/ikumar21" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ishaan Kumar</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/davidsepulveda" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Sepulveda </a>and Wagdy Moussa came up with the idea of DEFACED. In the proposal, DEFACED is an organization that is dedicated to the preservation of cultural landmarks, districts, and neighborhoods worldwide.</p><p>Using 5 Pointz as a starting point, DEFACED asserts not only the timeless value of open artistic expression but also the need to build communities where all inhabitants can benefit and thrive. The proposal calls attention to NYC's gentrifying cityscape over the last decade, ongoing socio-political concerns, and last but not least, that a structure like 5 Pointz &mdash; although considered an eyesore to some &mdash; was truly a luxury of its own kind.</p><p>Below is the project in fuller detail, provided by the architects:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vu/vutnsb7wudpx8nvn.jpg"></p><p>"INTRODUCTION: You see, it goes like this; New York City was affordable when it was ugly and unpleasant; when di...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109256627/the-future-of-gay-neighborhoods The future of gay neighborhoods Nam Henderson 2014-09-18T14:24:00-04:00 >2014-09-18T15:22:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7r/7r0c9tf1bwk6bw9t.jpg" width="514" height="309" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Historically, gay neighborhoods are spatial expressions of a specific form of oppression. If the form of oppression changes, so will the spatial expression. So we live in a moment of unprecedented societal acceptance of homosexuality, and as a result the meaning and the composition of these districts are in flux.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Amelia Abraham interviewed&nbsp;Amin Ghaziani, author of a new book titled&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gayborhood-Princeton-Studies-Cultural-Sociology/dp/0691158797/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">There Goes the Gayborhood?</a>&nbsp;</em>The discussion touched on; the history of these neighborhoods, their&nbsp;four defining characteristics and their role in gentrification or urban revitalization.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107404399/life-after-brooklyn Life After Brooklyn Alexander Walter 2014-08-25T13:53:00-04:00 >2014-08-26T08:52:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o2/o2wbz09vwxyty48e.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Fed up with rising rents, bidding wars and neighborhoods that no longer resemble the low-rise bohemian enclaves they found when they arrived, many Brooklynites are moving out. They include decade-long renters who can no longer keep up with price hikes, qualified buyers who have been outbid one too many times, and young families who simply can&rsquo;t find the space they want at prices they can afford.</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/107052810/gentrification-of-burning-man Gentrification of Burning Man Orhan Ayyüce 2014-08-21T00:19:00-04:00 >2014-08-25T17:07:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kh/khec2bb57cu03lxh.jpg" width="514" height="527" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Anyone who has been going to Burning Man for the last five years is now seeing things on a level of expense or flash that didn't exist before,&rdquo; said Brian Doherty, author of the book &ldquo;This Is Burning Man.&rdquo; &ldquo;It does have this feeling that, &lsquo;Oh, look, the rich people have moved into my neighborhood.&rsquo; It&rsquo;s gentrifying.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>"By the way, there are over 62 million Burning Man results in the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&amp;aq=t&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;rls=SUNA,SUNA:2006-47,SUNA:en&amp;q=burning+man" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google search</a>&nbsp;but who can guarantee they all originate from Nevada desert? After all, men and women burn daily all over the world. Right?" - from <a href="http://elseplace.blogspot.com/2008/08/burning-man-new-religion.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Burning Man, a new religion?</a>&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105937332/weekly-news-round-up-for-august-4-2014-musk-martha-and-monuments Weekly News Round-Up for August 4, 2014: Musk, Martha and monuments Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-11T15:53:00-04:00 >2014-08-11T15:57:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y6/y6sa3nbrnw2xq3x2.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Friday, August 8</strong>:</p><ul><li><a title="Guggenheim Bullies Journalist" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106106156/guggenheim-bullies-journalist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guggenheim Bullies Journalist</a>: Molly Crabapple reports for <em>Vice</em> on inhumane immigrant labor conditions on Saadiyat island in the UAE,&nbsp;where a new arm of the Guggenheim (and Louvre, and NYU) is being built. The Guggenheim holds its cards close and skirts responsibility when Crabapple pushes for answers.</li><li><a title='Controversial new app will keep you away from "sketchy" areas' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106097322/controversial-new-app-will-keep-you-away-from-sketchy-areas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Controversial new app will keep you away from "sketchy" areas</a>: "SketchFactor" rates an area's "sketchiness" based on crowd-sourced local data. Critics are worried that the app will amplify racial profiling and encourage stereotyping.</li></ul><p><strong>Thursday, August 7:</strong></p><ul><li><a title="Gentrification and the Persistence of Poor Minority Neighborhoods" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106016117/gentrification-and-the-persistence-of-poor-minority-neighborhoods" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gentrification and the Persistence of Poor Minority Neighborhoods</a>: Harvard sociologists identify another determinant in the gentrification debate: racial composition. Their report, focusing on Chicago, found that a neighborhood's economic redevelopment depended on certain thresholds of black and white residents.</li><li><a title="Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu called for the suspension of the Israeli Architects&rsquo; Association from an international architectural body " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106016118/archbishop-emeritus-desmond-tutu-called-for-the-suspension-of-the-israeli-architects-association-from-an-international-architectural-body" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu called for the suspension of the Israeli Architects&rsquo; Association from an intern...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/106016117/gentrification-and-the-persistence-of-poor-minority-neighborhoods Gentrification and the Persistence of Poor Minority Neighborhoods Alexander Walter 2014-08-07T13:26:00-04:00 >2014-08-08T16:15:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/92/929a82a22b2c48f090a3a786bda015ea.jpg" width="514" height="323" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When we talk about why some places gentrify and others don't, there's often a pressing, underlying question at stake: To what degree is gentrification bound up with and shaped by race? This is the subject of a path-breaking new study by Harvard doctoral student Jackelyn Hwang and urban sociologist Robert Sampson published in the August issue of the American Sociological Review.</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/105939752/bed-stuy-prices-soar Bed-Stuy Prices Soar Nicholas Korody 2014-08-06T13:51:00-04:00 >2014-09-09T13:50:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c7/c7of32t4l4rn1in6.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As prices rise in Brooklyn, brokers in Bedford-Stuyvesant have been breaking sales records left and right since March [...] Nine of Bed-Stuy&rsquo;s top 15 residential sales in the past five years are from 2014 [...] Meanwhile, the median sales price during the second quarter rose to $630,000, up from $425,000 in the second quarter of 2013. In June of this year, the median asking price was even higher, according to StreetEasy data: $895,000, a 50.4 percent increase from June 2013.</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/105411297/long-time-residents-worry-about-changes-to-los-angeles-art-district Long-time Residents Worry About Changes to Los Angeles Art District Nicholas Korody 2014-07-30T17:31:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T21:55:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/80/80dftum18wufgz0m.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>...In the 1970s, the streets east of Little Tokyo and west of the L.A. River made up a dingy district of hollowed-out warehouses that landlords rented to artists who needed a lot of space for little money [...] Then a decade ago, what started with a new restaurant on this block and then another up that street, turned into an avalanche of development [...]</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/105013578/the-last-skid-row-in-america-faces-increasing-gentrification The Last Skid Row in America Faces Increasing Gentrification Nicholas Korody 2014-07-25T12:39:00-04:00 >2014-07-25T12:39:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mb/mb0wj2marizq3iw6.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As shocking as it is to look upon the rows and rows of makeshift encampments and thousands of roving, hopeless people, perhaps even more shocking is this: Los Angeles is the last major American city with a single district of anything approaching this magnitude of homelessness and extreme poverty [...]</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/103781029/culture-wars-in-san-francisco Culture Wars in San Francisco Nicholas Korody 2014-07-09T13:03:00-04:00 >2014-07-09T13:03:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hw/hw23irh0hugahwsi.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>San Francisco today has the second-highest median income in the United States, but, even using that peg, middle-income San Franciscans can afford less than a sixth of the homes available in town. Every city on the up-and-up must contend with a gap between rich and poor. Yet few have also, like San Francisco, managed to immiserate a relatively well-heeled middle class.</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/99648465/the-limits-of-anti-gentrification-politics-brooklyn-is-getting-poorer The limits of anti-gentrification politics: Brooklyn is getting poorer Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-12T13:26:00-04:00 >2014-05-19T21:56:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b2/b21nvf296n0rve9d.jpg" width="514" height="313" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One&nbsp;problem with our obsession with gentrification as the end-all of urban equity issues is that it&nbsp;discourages us from talking about other important things happening in our cities. In some instances, gentrification has become such a dominating narrative that it has completely erased broader trends that we really ought to be concerned about. Case in point: Brooklyn is getting poorer.</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/99331236/editor-s-picks-366 Editor's Picks #366 Nam Henderson 2014-05-07T11:27:00-04:00 >2014-05-07T21:16:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ul/ul8ko4e0ndiunu15.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The latest edition of <strong>Showcase</strong>&nbsp;features the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/98960895/showcase-fall-house-by-fougeron-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall House on Big Sur&rsquo;s south coast, designed by Fougeron Architecture</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zg/zgir840i3rmrkynw.jpg"></p><p><strong>SeriousQuestion</strong> felt it was a "<em>Spectacular project-- there's obviously a lot more glass here, but there are nice nods at Lautner and Sea Ranch. &nbsp;Makes me miss California. &nbsp;I do wonder how much it costs to insure this place, though</em>". &nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v8/v8wn86u6js7v7he0.jpg"></p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l4/l4tvoi2nmpiocouw.jpg"></p><p>FastCoExist called readers attention to the news that NYC's Hudson Yards is being developed as <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98840693/world-s-largest-quantified-community-being-developed-in-nyc-s-hudson-yards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World&rsquo;s largest "quantified community"</a>. In response <a href="http://archinect.com/ryangriffin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ryan Griffin</a>&nbsp;suggested Archinectors should read Adam Greenfield pamphlet, "<em><a href="http://www.lulu.com/shop/adam-greenfield/against-the-smart-city/paperback/product-21300749.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Against the smart city</a></em>"&nbsp;the first installment of his forthcoming book The City is Here for You to Use.</p><p>Coincidentally, I&nbsp;just ordered and received my edition about a week ago..</p><p>Similarly, Adie Tomer and Rob Puentes wrote an editorial for Wired regarding the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98843122/here-s-the-right-way-to-build-the-futuristic-cities-of-our-dreams" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Right Way to Build the Futuristic Cities of Our Dreams</a>. Some readers complained about the buzzwordiness and corporate agendas behind the term, however <strong>curtkram</strong> repli...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98779822/a-barometer-of-risk A barometer of risk Nam Henderson 2014-04-28T01:04:00-04:00 >2014-04-28T10:09:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5m/5mul4ukn2eys07qp.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;At the end of the day, we&rsquo;re going to be in a better spot...You just stepped the entire gentrification of Ortley Beach forward five years because everything had to be rebuilt" - Eric J. Birchler, the owner of Birchler Realtors</p></em><br /><br /><p>Ronda Kaysen examines how Hurricane Sandy hit the reset button on the Jersey Shore. Post - Sandy redevelopment is booming. Though some worry about loosing the "<strong>blue-collar flavor in the area</strong>" and others caution that buyers "<strong>are taking some real risk</strong>" by not worrying about long-term effects of global climate change and rising sea-levels.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97521120/editor-s-picks-362 Editor's Picks #362 Nam Henderson 2014-04-08T18:37:00-04:00 >2014-04-11T06:17:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/md/md9dlkj4haf4ciqr.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia</a> conducted an <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/97105527/interview-with-john-szot-of-architecture-and-the-unspeakable-film-series" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">i</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/97105527/interview-with-john-szot-of-architecture-and-the-unspeakable-film-series" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">nterview with John Szot answering questions on </a><em><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/97105527/interview-with-john-szot-of-architecture-and-the-unspeakable-film-series" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture and the Unspeakable</a>,&nbsp;</em>a triptych of short, magnificently animated films.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aj/ajsx7inbd2ui1ty7.jpg"><strong>News</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Professor Andrew Ross, penned an editorial <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96950936/high-culture-and-hard-labor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High Culture and Hard Labor</a>&nbsp;regarding Guggenheim Museum&rsquo;s Saadiyat Island project. Later, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97010538/guggenheim-protesters-highlight-poor-labor-practices" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Al Jazeera America</a> looked at the efforts by Global Ultra Luxury Faction, an offshoot of Gulf Labor (Professor Ross is a member) "<em>working since 2011 to bring attention to the conditions that the workers on Saadiyat Island withstand</em>".&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7f/7fo2oi6xr0c23xhz.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/14295810/miles-jaffe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miles Jaffe</a>&nbsp;pondered "<em>Where does an architect's responsibility begin and where does it end?</em>"</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/ayeshaghosh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ayesha Ghosa</a>&nbsp;provided a recap of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96962248/gsapp-lecture-addresses-architecture-s-role-in-new-democratic-systems" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Belgian political philosopher Chantal Mouffe&rsquo;s recent tal</a>k at GSAPP's spring lecture series.</p><p>"<em>Basically to summarize, for political activism to enact change, Mouffe believes it is better to intervene and transform the existing codes rather than &lsquo;start from scratch.&rsquo;...In the systemic interventions and transformations she proposes &ndash; Mouffe seems to...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96550328/a-conversation-on-gentrification A conversation on gentrification Nam Henderson 2014-03-26T13:34:00-04:00 >2014-06-30T16:01:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lg/lgvlstgg7eu11s2b.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"try to become at least acquainted with your neighbors, observe and see how things are done and kind of try to fit in...I think with gentrification it doesn't necessarily work that way because we are talking about by definition, people from a different background coming into the neighborhood"</p></em><br /><br /><p></p><p>Lizzie O'Leary asks Lance Freeman, Associate Professor in the Urban Planning program, author of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/There-Goes-Hood-Gentrification-Ground/dp/1592134378" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>T</em><em>here Goes the Hood: Views of Gentrification from the Ground Up</em></a>, "<em>Do you think there is a way to be an ethical gentrifier</em>"?&nbsp;Related&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thepolisblog.org/2014/02/happy-fifty-years-gentrification.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Happy Fifty Years, Gentrification!</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/94803964/twitter-installs-19th-century-log-cabins-in-san-francisco-hq Twitter installs 19th century log cabins in San Francisco HQ Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-03-03T15:12:00-05:00 >2014-03-05T15:28:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bo/boip9z41tc4bgpns.jpg" width="514" height="389" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In keeping with the designer's forest-themed interior motif, a pair of homesteader cabins from the late 1800s are being installed in Twitter's new digs in the historic Western Furniture Exchange and Merchandise Mart building, a 1937 art deco landmark on Market Street. [...] In this spirit of reuse and reclamation, Lundberg saw the cabins as a novel way of breaking up the wide open spaces of a gutted floor in the old furniture mart that will become a casual dining area.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Taking architectural anachronism to a whole new level, Twitter turns the open-plan office on its head by installing original one-room wood cabins from Montana as lunching spaces. Designers for Twitter's offices feel the choice is coherent with the company values of reuse and reclamation, while also strengthening the brand's bird imagery as related to the forest/nature.</p><p>What's left behind is the sour sense of irony coating such a move. In a city fuming with affordable housing and gentrification disputes, it's a bit hilarious for Twitter to insert original homesteading-iconography into its own HQ.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/94299377/editor-s-picks-356 Editor's Picks #356 Nam Henderson 2014-02-25T05:28:00-05:00 >2014-02-26T05:31:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x6/x6qcl335zgp8sgyg.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia</a>&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/93316965/jason-pomeroy-the-city-time-traveller" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interviewed Jason Pomeroy</a> an architect, academic and urban planner based in Singapore, about his new travel show City Time Traveller.</p><p>His travels through Asia have convinced him "<em>What transcends culture though is an indigenous civilisation&rsquo;s understanding of basic environmental and social needs, embodied in many of these historical buildings. Shelter from the elements, natural light, natural ventilation, locally sourced materials and a spatial &lsquo;encoding&rsquo; as to who can come in and occupy a particular space, and who must stay outside, can be found in al</em>l".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3b/3bs7nhm8scdyms1y.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cq/cqyv31j9ppnws8vn.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hx/hxtp4e1at0cyz0c6.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/93011262/screen-print-7-horizonte" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the seventh edition of Screen/Print featured Bauhaus-University Weimar, </a><a href="http://m18.uni-weimar.de/horizonte/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Horizonte</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/93011262/screen-print-7-horizonte" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'s Ausgabe 08</a>.&nbsp;Specifically an essay authored by Tyler Survant&rsquo;s titled 'Biological Borderlands: Ant Farm&rsquo;s Zoopolitics'.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j1/j1esi0gsv7mv1e8i.jpg"></p><p>The NYT published a trend-piece of sorts,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93741317/for-interns-all-work-and-no-payoff" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">about the new permanent, intern underclass</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>In response&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/14295810/miles-jaffe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miles Jaffe</a>&nbsp;argued the "<em>Sad thing about this article is they're pushing the idea that this an acceptable lifestyle choic...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/94270145/the-once-and-future-gowanus The Once and Future Gowanus Alexander Walter 2014-02-24T14:44:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T21:00:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/87/87262b23ef38c44d256c6fb1817e9c5d.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gowanus has become the most obvious touchstone for fears surrounding the rapid evolution that has overwhelmed so much of Brooklyn in recent years. It is also a test case for how democratically an area once colonized by industry might evolve into something like a modern Jane Jacobs vision. Dumbo is both a point of reference here and in one view, the representation of a nightmare outcome, given the area&rsquo;s distinction as a nexus of multimillion-dollar lofts and budding tech empires.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/67524499/gowanus-by-design-water_works-competition-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gowanus by Design: WATER_WORKS Competition Winners</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/15432094/gowanus-lowline-competition-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gowanus Lowline Competition Winners</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/91998/student-works-wal-medley-mixed-up-m-lange-montage-mash-up-shopping-mart" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Student Works: Wal-(medley mixed-up m&eacute;lange montage mash-up shopping) mart</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/93724391/happy-fifty-years-gentrification Happy Fifty Years, Gentrification! Archinect 2014-02-17T12:33:00-05:00 >2014-02-24T18:29:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e5/e5af6f720e4526be85051a3f52ada2ea.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the early 1970s, architecture critic Wolf Von Eckardt introduced the term in the pages of the Washington Post for the first time, according to an analysis by Rob Godspeed. Von Eckardt described gentrification as "the best thing that has happened to American cities since ditches were turned into sewers."</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/93332281/editor-s-picks-354 Editor's Picks #354 Nam Henderson 2014-02-11T11:09:00-05:00 >2014-02-11T12:00:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kj/kjjhvlvverg4oqy4.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Living was selected to re-design MoMA PS1's courtyard this summer. In response Fred Scharmen (who thinks it is a "a gorgeous piece") commented "My initial reaction to this scheme centers around that phrase &lsquo;self assembling&rsquo; that shows up in the video around the 00:36 mark...This is slightly problematic".</p></em><br /><br /><p>For the latest edition of the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/7347/in-focus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Focus</a> series Archinect talked to <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/92472606/in-focus-peter-wegner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">California-based photographer </a><a href="http://peterwegner.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Wegner</a>.&nbsp;The piece starts off provocatively with this quote from Mr Wegner,</p><p>"<em>More than that, I like the unbuilt environment &ndash; the place where the architecture leaves off. Is there way to structure that nothingness in a photograph?</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qp/qpjs2a7pltt8thry.jpg"></p><p>Meanwhile,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1518/showcase" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ShowCase</a>(ed) <a href="http://www.kadawittfeldarchitektur.de/en.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">kadawittfeldarchitectur</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/92938847/showcase-archaeological-pavilion-by-kadawittfeldarchitektur" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&rsquo;s Archaeological Pavilion</a> in Aachen, Germany.</p><p><br><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cv/cv34zan1kuusm6v9.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92921888/yap-winner-the-living-selected-to-re-design-moma-ps1-s-courtyard-this-summer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Living was selected to re-design MoMA PS1's courtyard this summer</a>.&nbsp;The Living's proposal, titled "<strong>Hy-Fi</strong>", will feature circular organic brick towers made of corn stalk and living root structures. Set to open in late June, the temporary installation will be a memorable summer spectacle</p><p>In response <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2752895/fred-scharmen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fred Scharmen</a> (who thinks it is a "<em>a gorgeous piece</em>")&nbsp;commented "<em>My initial reaction to this scheme centers around that phrase &lsquo;self assembling&rsquo; that shows up in the video around the 00:36 mark...This is slightly problematic. The implication is ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91992396/sf-gentrification-doesn-t-have-to-be-bad SF gentrification doesn't have to be bad Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-24T13:56:00-05:00 >2014-01-28T15:10:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uk/ukeyl5hhiacgqltn.jpg" width="514" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>San Francisco is practically the reductio ad absurdum of gentrification: It&rsquo;s already land limited on three sides by water, and the massive rise of the tech industry over the last few decades has dramatically increased both the population of the area and its wealth. [...] But the blame shouldn&rsquo;t go to the tech companies or their employees moving to San Francisco, however despicable some might be. Blame San Francisco for being pleasant, and its policymakers for being foolish</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>