Archinect - News 2014-07-30T11:22:24-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/101114955/ncarb-s-licensure-at-graduation-announcement-rubs-archinectors-both-ways NCARB's "licensure at graduation" announcement rubs Archinectors both ways Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-04T21:13:00-04:00 >2014-06-06T15:48:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7x/7xtxstqr9ioqkq7t.jpg" width="514" height="270" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last week we reported on <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100731688/ncarb-announces-it-will-create-program-for-architecture-students-to-graduate-with-licensure/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NCARB's announcement that it would offer a path to licensure through academic programs</a>, making it possible for architecture students to be licensed upon graduation. The proposal prompted a pretty divisive set of reactions from Archinect commenters, some excited by the opportunities inherent in the proposal, others despairing over its potential long-term effects.</p><p>At the time of this post, the original news piece had 61 comments, the major issues raised including impact on educational standards, earning potentials and the profession's reputation. What also surfaced was a generational bias, with those already firmly set in the practice (but still not licensed) feeling disadvantaged by an opportunity that came too late for them.&nbsp;We've gathered the gist of the commenter's opinions here.</p><p>The <strong>PROS</strong>:</p><ul><li>According to <strong>davvid</strong>, this new path to licensure will make it easier for graduates to get higher paying jobs more quickly after graduating, which "also increases their earni...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/94364358/should-tenants-pay-for-earthquake-retrofitting-costs Should tenants pay for earthquake retrofitting costs? Justine Testado 2014-02-25T20:17:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T20:03:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kt/ktkzoex8gkerc25m.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The city of Los Angeles is considering a proposal from Councilman Bernard Parks that would pass the cost of retrofitting apartment buildings on to tenants. Currently, only 50% of major renovation costs may be passed along to tenants, with landlords and building owners paying the cost of retrofitting.</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/93073966/paris-ghost-stations-could-be-revitalized-as-galleries-swimming-pools-restaurants Paris' "ghost stations" could be revitalized as galleries, swimming pools, restaurants Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-07T14:42:00-05:00 >2014-02-07T14:42:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j9/j9gjw2oicp1le84i.jpg" width="514" height="243" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Paris M&eacute;tro, opened in 1900, extends over more than 200 kilometers of track, serving more than 300 individual stops. But there are 11 more stations that, though once built, now stand nearly abandoned. Many of these "ghost" or "phantom" stations shuttered after the occupation during WWII. [...] Parisian mayoral candidate Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet has a bold plan for these phantom stations ... these abandoned spaces should be reclaimed for the city's residents.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Working alongside mayoral candidate Kosciusko-Morizet, architect Manal Rachdi and urban planner Nicolas Laisn&eacute;&nbsp;composed a few renderings of what the stations could become under the proposal. Featuring Arsenal, one of the stations closed since 1939, here are a few potential uses:</p><p>Night club:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d7/d7e9shryvq7f7g5q.jpg"></p><p>Restaurant:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0v/0vynbup8u7j80ijn.jpg"></p><p>Art gallery:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9n/9nq0sm33wh71hrz4.jpg"></p><p>Theater:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7g/7g4g037y9rg6scbm.jpg"></p><p><em>All images via&nbsp;NKM Paris, from Oxo architects + Laisn&eacute; Architect.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92992659/runner-up-proposals-by-estudio-lunar-for-e12-kosovo-and-e12-germany Runner-up proposals by Estudio Lunar for E12 Kosovo and E12 Germany Justine Testado 2014-02-06T12:52:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T19:20:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c8/c8pslr14a76pofho.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Here comes our first Europan 12 project of this week -- and it's a double whammy. Rotterdam-based Estudio Lunar scored runner-up for both the Gjilan site in E12 Kosovo (which had no declared winner) and for Regionale 2016 in E12 Germany.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse into the team's proposals</p><p><strong>"Welcome to Urban Wellness!" - E12 Kosovo, Gjilan</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ho/hobvygw71zsx2x1v.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pu/puhd5hbfgw286eos.jpg"><br><br><strong>"Kein Land f&uuml;r alte M&auml;nner" - E12 Germany, Regionale 2016</strong><br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tk/tkjugi0l4ko6cjnk.jpg"><br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2c/2co3fpb0gtvtzw1a.jpg"><br><br>Find more about both proposals on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/runner-up_proposals_by_estudio_lunar_for_e12_kosovo_and_e12_germany/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91702458/what-could-have-been-of-gershwin-plot-14-by-nl-architects What could have been of Gershwin Plot 14 by NL Architects Justine Testado 2014-01-20T19:48:00-05:00 >2014-02-16T21:53:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c3/c3gdtwe5u3pgbwbg.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gershwin Plot 14 by Dutch firm NL Architects is an eye-catching project to start off the week. The proposal was the winning entry of a 2012 competition to design a new large residential building in Amsterdam. Unfortunately, the project was abruptly cancelled in 2013. Such is the world of architecture...</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3a/3ammnm5enr7zmb82.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5a/5aff9wkr9r9za19d.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9b/9bh1g920iimsojbo.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4f/4f3mnbori2gpq1he.jpg" title=""><br><br> Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/gershwin_plot_14_by_nl_architects/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91241221/inverse-boulevard-special-mention-entry-for-europan-12-germany-mannheim “Inverse Boulevard” - Special Mention entry for Europan 12 Germany, Mannheim Justine Testado 2014-01-14T20:30:00-05:00 >2014-01-14T20:30:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zw/zwoh8exdubpw5ixb.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Inverse Boulevard" by Kawahara Krause Architects is our first entry from Europan 12 Germany for the Mannheim competition site. The Hamburg-based firm received a Special Mention for their proposal, which is based on creating a boulevard that will better connect Mannheim's north and south areas -- and retain their distinct personalities.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Here's a little preview to their proposal:</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lh/lhqrcrj0wblbt6jk.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sx/sxjunptxt4aeakm7.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v0/v0k0mdjvgk6ny99h.jpg" title=""><br><br> You can find more details at <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/inverse_boulevard_-_special_mention_entry_for_europan_12_germany_mannheim/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90381291/adelaide-rocks-by-nice-architects-2nd-prize-and-people-s-choice-award-for-rahsite-competition “Adelaide Rocks” by Nice Architects - 2nd prize and People’s Choice Award for RAHsite competition Justine Testado 2014-01-03T17:07:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T19:30:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/11/115j3t9wqk8hxv9v.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you saw our recent feature of the international Royal Adelaide Hospital Design Competition winning entries, here's a more detailed look into "Adelaide Rocks" by young Slovakian firm Nice Architects in collaboration with Mulloway Studios.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Check out some of the images from their proposal, which won a joint second prize and the People's Choice Award.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3l/3lkvgacih2puo35t.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6q/6qkkd5lnl7qgvm9y.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1j/1jlc8hmd7r41wnm5.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2p/2pfifatjzi7glt2k.jpg" title=""><br><br> Click the thumbnails below for more images.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90086517/ostim-eco-park-competition-entry-by-onz-architects Ostim Eco-Park competition entry by ONZ Architects Justine Testado 2013-12-30T20:49:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T19:29:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v6/v6d00naofmoiwzfj.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>ONZ Architects participated in a restricted competition - among eight other teams - to design the Ostim Eco-Park, a green technological and research hub for the industrial region of Ostim in Ankara, Turkey.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Although <a href="http://archinect.com/onzarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ONZ Architects</a>' proposal did not come out as the competition winner, we're happy to present it in more detail below.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bb/bb3gbkv3xkwdbg6w.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fc/fcziwoh4lf46auo1.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ci/cijf324b3epi2fqs.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/an/anwe4b5xd67oc5h6.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k0/k0q0j07uvlbjwwuw.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ui/uiq91kmt3icravxh.jpg" title=""><br><br><em>All images courtesy of ONZ Architects.</em></p> <p> Click the thumbnails below for additional images.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/89000477/h-architecture-s-winning-proposal-for-the-sejong-public-housing-development H Architecture’s winning proposal for the Sejong Public Housing Development Justine Testado 2013-12-16T18:49:00-05:00 >2014-01-01T22:01:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z2/z2x1bvvv6kdhherg.jpg" width="514" height="393" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New York-based H Architecture sent us their winning proposal for the Sejong 2-2 M2 Block Public Housing Development competition. In celebrating its 50-year apartment building history, the Korea Land and Housing Corporation opened a call for ideas for its new 77,000m2 housing development in Sejong City, South Korea.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/6679589/h-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">H Architecture</a>'s proposal -- done in collaboration with <a href="http://archinect.com/haeahn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Haeahn Architecture</a> -- revolves around an open, versatile "not-to-define" concept as a response to the typical rigid approach of public housing design.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zz/zzzm5afrkw9v4qru.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n8/n8gi1ckuvnmdi6rt.jpg" title=""><br><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/73/73y4650muptofgl1.jpg" title=""><br><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iu/iuayg9fzcg2hgfpk.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88231029/korean-diaspora-by-carlos-zarco-sanz-3rd-prize-entry-from-re-thinking-the-future-thesis-award-2013 Korean Diaspora by Carlos Zarco Sanz - 3rd-prize entry from Re-thinking The Future Thesis Award 2013 Justine Testado 2013-12-06T19:05:00-05:00 >2013-12-07T02:43:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6f/6fq143o93h8sy7ak.jpg" width="514" height="183" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Carlos Zarco Sanz from the University of Madrid recently sent us his proposal, "Korean Diaspora" from Re-thinking the Future's International Architectural Thesis Award we previously featured. His design won 3rd place in the Public/Institutional category. Sanz's "Korean Diaspora" reimagines Manhattan's Koreatown as a shifting social and commercial space built for the neighborhood's present and future.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ql/qlqm2pd3bsl6cpcg.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bx/bxo72aftwkt3mbgw.jpg" title=""><br><br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ls/lstford8qnj460d6.jpg" title=""></p> <p> For full details, head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/korean_diaspora_by_carlos_zarco_sanz_-_winning_entry_from_re-thinking_/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of Carlos Zarco Sanz.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88220565/stalactite-by-aptum-architecture-warming-huts-v-2014-competition-entry "Stalactite" by APTUM Architecture - Warming Huts v. 2014 competition entry Justine Testado 2013-12-06T15:41:00-05:00 >2013-12-09T18:19:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4i/4i40y6o4o33ewbf4.jpg" width="514" height="254" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Here's a pretty cool Warming Huts v. 2014 submission we received from APTUM Architecture, based in the U.S. and Switzerland. As its name states, APTUM's warming hut proposal was inspired by stalactite formations that hang from the ceilings of caves.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ad/adu9gwryhvv1m0k2.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y5/y5iw2r5pf42s54kz.jpg" title=""><br><br><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/go/gons4fxo3l7t4dk4.jpg" title=""><br> Head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/stalactite_by_aptum_architecture_-_warming_huts_v_2014_competition_entry/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> to learn more.</p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of APTUM.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86523039/submit-your-proposal-to-the-aiany-enya-queensway-connection-competition-by-january-2014 Submit your proposal to the AIANY ENYA “Queensway Connection” competition by January 2014 Justine Testado 2013-11-14T12:36:00-05:00 >2014-07-07T20:10:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fw/fwtas4ahf0z446r8.jpg" width="514" height="710" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> "<a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/queensway_connection_elevating_the_public_realm/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Queensway Connection: Elevating the Public Realm</a>," the sixth biennial competition from the AIANY's Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) committee is open for submissions until <strong>January 6th, 2014.</strong></p> <p> The competition will support <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/wxy_dlandstudio_selected_for_queensway_feasibility_study" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the feasibility study</a> &mdash; currently being conducted by <a href="http://www.wxystudio.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WXY Architecture + Urban Design</a> and <a href="http://www.dlandstudio.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">dlandstudio</a> &mdash; as part of the process to transform the abandoned railway into a recreational area for the surrounding communities in central and southern Queens.</p> <p> "Queensway Connection" welcomes all design student and young professionals &mdash; not limited to architects, artists, engineers, landscape architects, urban designers and planners &mdash; to submit their ideas.</p> <p> After the submissions deadline, the Jury will deliberate in February. Winners will be announced in March 2014.</p> <p> The Jury:</p> <ul><li> <strong>Susan Chin</strong>, FAIA, Executive Director of the Design Trust for Public Space.</li> <li> <strong>Margaret Newman</strong>, FAIA, LEED AP, Chief of Staff to Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan at New York City Department ...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/84763057/relocation-of-the-d-maria-pia-bridge-proposal-by-bandeira-ramalho-calls-attention-to-urban-regeneration-policies "Relocation of the D. Maria Pia Bridge" proposal by Bandeira/Ramalho calls attention to urban regeneration policies Justine Testado 2013-10-22T16:14:00-04:00 >2013-10-28T21:59:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8o/8og4lqsjtg70ano7.jpg" width="514" height="243" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In a recent international call for ideas to regenerate the Aurif&iacute;cia block in Oporto, Portugal, architects <a href="http://www.pedrobandeira.info" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pedro Bandeira</a> and <a href="http://www.parq.pt/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pedro Nuno Rumalho</a> figuratively and literally made a monumental statement in their proposal to dismantle and relocate the decommissioned D. Maria Pia Bridge into the city center. The defunct bridge is described as a work of art and potential landmark that will revitalize the cityscape of Oporto. Although the architects didn't place in the competition, their proposal still makes a forward statement by tossing out the traditional idea and function of a bridge and it also brings attention to the failure of urban regeneration policies.</p> <p> Below is a more detailed project description written by and received from freelance architect and journalist Ana Laureano Alves:<br><br> "Two architects, Pedro Bandeira and Pedro Nuno Ramalho proposed the relocation of the Eiffel&rsquo;s D. Maria Pia Bridge to the city center, exposing its actual uselessness (not in use since 1991) and dras...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/59627399/proposed-a-promenade-up-an-expanded-park-avenue-median Proposed: A promenade up an expanded Park Avenue median Archinect 2012-10-19T12:44:00-04:00 >2012-10-21T17:14:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/27/27d7350ca6bddfdc96f055801e6272db.jpg" width="400" height="219" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Chakrabatri is proposing that the city basically double the width of the medians along 11 blocks of Park Avenue, between 46th and 57th streets, and run a 12- to 15-foot-wide pathway up the middle, thereby creating 2.24-acre promenade surrounded by the sort of lush gardens and sculptures that already occupy the medians.</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>