Archinect - News 2016-12-11T05:15:53-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149976865/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-biophilia-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Biophilia" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-11-04T14:51:00-04:00 >2016-11-09T00:20:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ga/ga37n518na3tiz65.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People </a>profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <em><a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/biophilia/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Biophilia</a></em>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/er/erw58ixni28uxilb.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/paulcremouxstudio/project/cormanca-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CorManca House</a> in Mexico City by <a href="http://archinect.com/paulcremouxstudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PAUL CREMOUX studio</a>; Photo: H&eacute;ctor Armanado Herrera</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/va/vaqijipxhaymspr1.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/GENASSEMBLY/project/boerum-hill-townhouse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boerum Hill Townhouse</a> in Brooklyn, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/GENASSEMBLY" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">General Assembly</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h0/h0ch8b6au6z97liq.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/25989684/black-box/135572388" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Black Box</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/25989684/aaron-neubert-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aaron Neubert Architects</a>; Photo: Brian Thomas Jones</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lg/lg058wwg5exd8nml.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/bossleyarchitects/project/mccahon-s-artist-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">McCahon's Artist Residence</a> in Titirangi, New Zealand by <a href="http://archinect.com/bossleyarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bossley Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2d/2d99qnabpbpry1cp.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/edgleydesign/project/pear-tree-house2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pear Tree House</a> in East Dulwich, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/edgleydesign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Edgley Design</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f5/f5loin3hgs63u81g.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/brandt_simon_architekten/project/kleinoud" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">kleinOud</a> in Berlin, Germany by <a href="http://archinect.com/brandt_simon_architekten" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">brandt+simon architekten</a>; Photo: Dirk D&auml;hmlow</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q5/q51o0l1v4829eggm.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/31790/ricardo-bofill-taller-de-arquitectura-headquarters/75880140" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura Headquarters</a> in Sant Just Desvern, Spain by <a href="http://archinect.com/ricardo_bofill_taller_arquitectura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z7/z7x441guf6c5wn8t.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/2840623/hex-sys/141554177" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HEX-SYS</a> in Guangzhou, China by <a href="http://archinect.com/openarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OPEN Architecture</a>; Photo: Zhang Chao</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rj/rj9f3yiz7ydpxvw4.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/68186458/bee-connected/149975204" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">B...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149972230/ucl-unleashes-an-autonomous-roving-garden-sphere-for-london UCL unleashes an autonomous, roving 'garden sphere' for London Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-10-05T13:25:00-04:00 >2016-10-10T00:29:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6b/6b5hip6lwjbis1dx.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Therefore, our general theme and approach in this set of projects is that plants should become part of our society as well as self-reliant, and be given the ability to autonomously interact and walk with us. [...] The prototype is seen as a larger scale architectural improvement. With the reduction of gardens as years pass on, the design represents a depleted Earth as it is regenerating and given new life.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Watch the making of the "garden sphere", Hortum Machina, B below:</p><p></p><p>First unveiled in April of this year, the Hortum Machina, B project is designed by architects William Victor Camilleri and Danilo Sampaio at the UCL's&nbsp;Bartlett. Covered in <a href="http://www.globalconstructionreview.com/news/autonomous-garden-sphere-ro7lls-ar7ound-sea7rch/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GCR</a>, the "autonomy" is derived from the plants inside the sphere: "although flora lack nervous systems 'they can, much like animals, become electro-chemically stimulated by (their) environment'.</p><p>The designers have wired these botanical reflexes into the control-loop of the sphere&rsquo;s 'autonomous robotic ecosystem', thereby allowing for autonomous travel. In fact, the plants are able to move the exoskeleton 'collectively and democratically'."</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146283620/ucl-researchers-present-a-new-kind-of-self-cleaning-nano-engineered-window" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCL researchers present a new kind of self-cleaning nano-engineered window</a></li><li><a title="Forget ball pits &ndash;&nbsp;Amazon is growing over 3,000 plant species to fill its new downtown Seattle HQ" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149958698/forget-ball-pits-amazon-is-growing-over-3-000-plant-species-to-fill-its-new-downtown-seattle-hq" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Forget ball pits &ndash;&nbsp;Amazon is growing over 3,000 plant species to fill its new downtown Seattle HQ</a></li><li><a title="Ten Top Images on Archinect's &quot;Biophilia&quot; Pinterest Board" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128868346/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-biophilia-pinterest-board" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Biophilia" Pinterest Board</a></li><li><a title="Problem Plants - Weeds in Ecology, Art and Culture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119070528/problem-plants-weeds-in-ecology-art-and-culture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Problem Plants - Weeds in Ecology, Art and Culture</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958698/forget-ball-pits-amazon-is-growing-over-3-000-plant-species-to-fill-its-new-downtown-seattle-hq Forget ball pits – Amazon is growing over 3,000 plant species to fill its new downtown Seattle HQ Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-19T17:33:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T00:10:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vo/vou6d4ab222ddejn.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>the spheres will be packed with a plant collection worthy of top-notch conservatories, allowing Amazon employees to amble through tree canopies three stories off the ground, meet with colleagues in rooms with walls made from vines and eat kale Caesar salads next to an indoor creek. [...] &ldquo;The whole idea was to get people to think more creatively, maybe come up with a new idea they wouldn&rsquo;t have if they were just in their office,&rdquo; said Dale Alberda, the lead architect on the project at NBBJ</p></em><br /><br /><p>While the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/104803779/aftershock-3-brains-and-the-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">benefits of greenery for employee productivity</a> is well established, and any good tech company needs to play up the "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115745518/archinect-s-lexicon-serendipity-machine" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">serendipity machine</a>" game, Amazon is taking this to an architectural level:</p><p><em>The spheres will have meeting areas called treehouses, and suspension bridges high off the ground that will be just wobbly enough to quicken the pulses of employees who walk over them. &ldquo;Amazon said, &lsquo;Make this fun,&rsquo;&rdquo; said Mr. Alberda, the architect.</em></p><p>More on Amazon's new downtown digs:</p><ul><li><a title="How long until Amazon conquers downtown Seattle?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955450/how-long-until-amazon-conquers-downtown-seattle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How long until Amazon conquers downtown Seattle?</a></li><li><a title="1-star Amazon reviews of famous architecture texts" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140411729/1-star-amazon-reviews-of-famous-architecture-texts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1-star Amazon reviews of famous architecture texts</a></li><li><a title=" From Apple to Amazon: The New Monuments to Digital Domination" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/87912010/from-apple-to-amazon-the-new-monuments-to-digital-domination" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">From Apple to Amazon: The New Monuments to Digital Domination</a></li><li><a title="NBBJ designs biospheres for Amazon's Seattle headquarters" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/73646965/nbbj-designs-biospheres-for-amazon-s-seattle-headquarters" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NBBJ designs biospheres for Amazon's Seattle headquarters</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957887/nyc-s-lowline-is-approved-by-city-officials-becoming-world-s-first-underground-park NYC's Lowline is approved by city officials, becoming world's first underground park Julia Ingalls 2016-07-14T14:25:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T20:13:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dm/dmgz8wmoo13vec42.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What do you do with a sad, funky, abandoned trolley terminus? Well, if it's the former Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal under Delancey Street in New York City, you make the world's first underground park by virtue of adding some mirrors, skylights, and vegetation. One acre in size, the freshly city-approved <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/66113069/how-will-the-lowline-make-the-leap-from-idea-to-reality" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">park</a>&nbsp;(which took nearly a decade to go from its initial concept to getting the green light from the city) makes use of solar technology to pour sunlight into the former terminal, which has remained unused since 1948.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fb/fb2dralzak9lu9fy.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/et/eth43km4wnomho72.jpg"></p><p>"Every designer dreams of doing civic work that contributes to society and to the profession," said&nbsp;James Ramsey,&nbsp;Lowline Co-Founder and Creator. "Over the last 8 years, we just stuck to what we thought was a great idea that could make our city and our community better. We're thrilled to move ahead on designing and building a space that people will enjoy for generations to come."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y3/y37knhg4fwkeib4v.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f4/f40fviddcaggsh9l.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2h/2hsskeyccsw1s7as.jpg"></p><p>For more on innovative design news in NYC:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149956094/designing-around-sea-level-rise-in-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designing around sea-level rise in New York</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955304/trading-the-l-train-for-a-giant-inflatable-condom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">T...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/128868346/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-biophilia-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Biophilia" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-06-05T15:06:00-04:00 >2015-06-05T15:09:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9j/9jn02xrexjrg78sn.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People </a>profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <em><a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/biophilia/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Biophilia</a></em>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lq/lq2u97qn1uzqkkgf.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/dspace/project/sculptural-rooftop-garden2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sculptural Rooftop + Garden</a> in Chicago, IL by <a href="http://archinect.com/dspace" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">dSpace Studio</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7m/7muuss455w1aqorn.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/704/stadthaus-m1-green-city-hotel/117862859" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stadthaus M1 - Green City Hotel</a> in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/704/barkow-leibinger" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barkow Leibinger</a>; Photo: Zooey Braun</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/va/vafp976ocnjlwdte.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/duvivier/project/pickford-residence2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pickford Residence</a> in Culver City, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/duvivier" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Duvivier Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9h/9h3luxpe3ee9xcz9.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/95498741/in-situ-estate/95499547" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Situ Estate</a> in Redding, CT by <a href="http://archinect.com/landmorphology" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Land Morphology</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/61/61lk4opnyqr34x9g.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/7671726/beijing-garden-expo-finite-infinite/87033832" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Finite-Infinite</a> at the Beijing Garden Expo in Beijing, China by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/7671726/ballistic-architecture-machine" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ballistic Architecture Machine</a> with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/5154/peter-walker-and-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Walker Partners</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k9/k94jczevq1n9tyhq.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/pomeroystudio/project/gramercy-residence-sky-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gramercy Residence Sky Park</a> in Mandaluyong, the Philippines by <a href="http://archinect.com/pomeroystudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pomeroy Studio</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0w/0wfhs922pt2lehx1.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/73477284/outside-in/73484989" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OUTSIDE-IN</a> at the 22nd International Garden Festival in Chaumont-sur-Loire, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/meirlandulli" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Meir Lobaton Corona and Ulli Heckmann</a>; Photo: Fabio Ferrario</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uc/ucs5hzufibm3g5yx.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119070528/problem-plants-weeds-in-ecology-art-and-culture Problem Plants - Weeds in Ecology, Art and Culture Nam Henderson 2015-01-23T22:57:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T22:58:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yp/yp5xibkw2jhrw7am.jpg" width="640" height="427" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>the spontaneous plants, remain wild in the city, choosing to live among us. What allows these plants, the successful weeds of the city, to thrive in sidewalk cracks and rubble piles while valued native species retreat to rural landscapes? What are the characteristics of a successful invaders, colonizers and pioneers?</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="https://twitter.com/eirons/status/557915864214040580" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ellie Irons</a>&nbsp;on&nbsp;<a href="https://t.co/H0CFqlv3MZ" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nativeness, Biodiversity, and Urban Flora in the Anthropocene</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/59157261/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-biophilia-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Biophilia" Pinterest Board Archinect 2012-10-12T14:28:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T20:19:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6h/6hs2n3ek54k07g2d.jpg" width="612" height="456" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People </a>profiles.</p> <p> Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <em><a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/biophilia/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Biophilia</a></em>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/40/4031seb9j8hqwv5t.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/plant/project/cabbagetown-garden" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cabbagetown Garden</a> in Toronto, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/plant" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PLANT Architect Inc.</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dm/dm0t59pzyx5nfwm7.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/15387532/robinson-nature-center/56824228" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robinson Nature Center</a> in Columbia, MD by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/15387532/gwwo-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GWWO Architects</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/11/11ucnuih9dk18me4.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/nrjarvis/project/galileo-s-pavilion-johnson-county-community-college" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Galileo's Pavilion; Johnson County Community College</a> in Overland Park, KS by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/16981549/studio-804-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio 804</a> (team member: <a href="http://archinect.com/nrjarvis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nathan Jarvis</a>)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g8/g8dp57h1hnayyrr9.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/54216846/pine-creek-pavilion/54219265" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pine Creek Pavilion</a> in Pine Creek, MT by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/54216846/artemis-institute" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Artemis Institute</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ud/ud400urtlasqzr2d.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/46844711/the-offices-of-buck-o-neill-builders-inc/46845917" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Offices of Buck O'Neill Builders, Inc</a> in San Francisco, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/46844711/jones-haydu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">jones | haydu</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h7/h7zouuqp310gpwse.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/39096783/aea-headquarters/39550066" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AEA Headquarters</a> in Bronx, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39096783/future-green-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future Green Studio</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nl/nl128qphc8c10ytj.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/45379078/home-in-the-hills/45502985" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Home in the Hills</a> in the Santa Cruz Mountains, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/45383904/geoffrey-holton-and-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geoffrey Holton and Associates</a> (team member: <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/45379078/david-waldorf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Waldorf</a>, Photo: Muffy Kibbey)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oe/oe1e6a2xigs9ic8d.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/44394952/tree-adventure/44414204" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tree Adventure</a> in Philadelphia, PA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/44394952/metcalfe-architecture-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Metcalfe Architecture &amp; Design</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ej/ej6ggsxtt9avjbjl.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/52282893/pelter-residence/52320808" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pelter Residence</a> in Los Angeles, C...</p>