Archinect - News 2015-10-09T02:53:03-04:00 Editor's Picks #424 Nam Henderson 2015-07-20T09:23:00-04:00 >2015-07-20T14:08:22-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>News&nbsp;</strong><br>Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">announced</a> that Zaha Hadid Architect's design for the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tokyo Olympic Stadium </a>would be scratched in favor of a complete redesign.&nbsp;Prior to the cancellation Tadao Ando (chairman of the design committee) <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">stated</a> "<em>We shouldn&rsquo;t drop Ms. Hadid&rsquo;s design, otherwise we&rsquo;ll lose credibility internationally</em>".</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jaime Roberts</a>&nbsp;believes "<em>The world is holding architects to higher expectations of budget control on projects...If you get paid millions for a design, you should be able to hire good cost estimators and value engineers.</em>"&nbsp;<strong>Thayer-D</strong> was disappointed "<em>That's too bad, I thought the design was attractive.</em>" <strong>midlander</strong>&nbsp;argued "<em>Those who suggest that architects are shirking some responsibility here fail to observe that no one else is good at cost control either...Its simply unrealistic to expect a government to project realistic budgets; they would be rejected immediately.</em>"</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway</a>&nbsp;provided some local perspective "<em>It is most certainly very little about Zah...</em></p> Houses designed for a multigenerational family Nam Henderson 2012-11-30T14:43:00-05:00 >2012-11-30T19:51:46-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="279" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Lennar started marketing its new designs last fall with particular gusto: &ldquo;Next Gen &mdash; The Home Within a Home&rdquo; is a title and tag line intended to wrap the notion of multigenerational living in a futuristic gloss. But it is more than just marketing; the blueprints themselves are changing.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Penelope Green examines the rise of homes&nbsp;designed for a multi-generational family. The new trend is driven by a number of factors including; the recession, traditional ethnic family structures, an aging population of baby-boomers.</p>