Archinect - News 2016-07-27T04:00:41-04:00 Doris Sung's Living Architecture Morphs To Protect From The Elements Alexander Walter 2013-10-10T14:30:00-04:00 >2013-10-14T18:20:47-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When Doris Sung was growing up she had several ideas about how architecture was supposed to be. From what she knew it was static, immovable, and didn't allow much room for experimentation and creativity. Fast-forward several years later, and Sung is now wildly experimenting with building mediums and metals, computer software, and nature itself to create interactive designs that respond to environmental stimuli, essentially coming to life.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> From microchips to algae: Finding ways to make buildings that live, breathe and think Archinect 2013-05-23T13:33:00-04:00 >2013-05-24T15:31:26-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The BioIntelligent Quotient House, which opened in March, is the first to use external tubes of algae to help heat, shade and generate power for the building. But Khoury Levit Fong (KLF), the Toronto firm in which el-Khoury is a partner, came up with the idea six years ago, and incorporated it into a design that won &ndash; then lost &ndash; an international competition for a huge new museum in Shenzhen, a major Chinese city near Hong Kong.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Arup Proposes Radical Building of the Near Future Archinect 2013-02-12T11:36:00-05:00 >2013-02-14T17:40:45-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="402" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The global engineering firm envisions a "smart" building that will plug into "smart" urban infrastructure and cater to an increasingly dense and technology-savvy urban population.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Download Arup's January 2013 issue of <em>Foresight</em> [<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PDF</a>]</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> Wild Potter Grayson Perry & FAT Design Shrine-like Cottage in Essex Archinect 2012-10-03T11:32:00-04:00 >2012-10-03T15:15:28-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The new cottage will be decorated with sculptures, furniture, ceramics, and tapestries, all narrating her story: "a difficult childhood, young love, a truncated education, children, divorce and finally fulfilment in her career and love life," explained Perry. "The idea behind the project relates to buildings put up as memorials to loved ones, to follies, to eccentric home-built structures, to shrines, lighthouses and fairytales," the artist explained.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>