Archinect - News 2015-02-01T05:18:15-05:00 Ontario, California fighting for a stronger airport in Los Angeles' mega-region Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-01-30T13:49:00-05:00 >2015-01-30T13:49:47-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>While American airlines carry more than 700 million passengers annually, nobody wants to fly out of his own backyard. Nobody that is, except the citizens of Ontario, California. [...] Ontario wants as many of those potential 30 million passengers as it can get. And it has been pleading, negotiating and suing for the right to do so. [...] &ldquo;The Ontario Airport is the largest economic engine in the Inland Empire ... It generates jobs, revenue to the city and to the entire region"</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> MAD completes the Absolute Towers in Mississauga Archinect 2012-12-14T13:53:00-05:00 >2012-12-24T02:22:50-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="773" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Encountered on the street, they are enigmatic and shifting, even voluptuous. They appear carefully controlled, but their underlying geometry is far from obvious. Driving or walking by causes the towers' profiles to change continuously, and it would require significant mental acrobatics to map the relationship between profiles and construct a complete mental model of the building. From a closer vantage point, the geometric enigma remains, but a feature at another scale begins to dominate.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Domus on MAD's Absolute Towers Archinect 2012-11-07T18:52:00-05:00 >2012-11-12T09:21:30-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For over a century, a simple dilemma has vexed architects. How to escape the formal monotony of a series of identical stacked plates, without losing the efficiency of the canonical high-rise formula? Through a series of astute formal moves, and by evoking empathy, Chinese architecture practice MAD has achieved a rare breakthrough.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>