Archinect - News 2014-08-01T08:20:33-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/97280083/wing-rdhs-wins-statoil-competition-in-norway-beats-sn-hetta-oma-and-norman-foster Wingårdhs wins Statoil competition in Norway, beats Snøhetta, OMA and Norman Foster Justine Testado 2014-04-04T21:22:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T07:33:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/to/tobr522xnm24euav.jpg" width="514" height="177" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"E = mc&sup2;" by Swedish firm Wing&aring;rdhs was the winning solution in an invited competition to redesign the Forus West building of major energy company Statoil in Sandnes, Norway. Statoil will now further develop its plans for the new building based on Wing&aring;rdhs&rsquo; proposal and clarify significant regulation issues before further progress is done.</p></em><br /><br /><p>From 48 applications worldwide, the invited teams consisted mostly of Norwegian names and a few famous ones: <a href="http://archinect.com/snohetta" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta</a> (NO); <a href="http://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster + Partners</a> (UK) with Space Group (NO); and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/9423148/helen-hard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Helen &amp; Hard</a> (NO) with SAHAA (NO). <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/382/oma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA</a> (NL) was also invited but withdrew shortly before the competition deadline, much to the jury's disappointment.</p><p>Here's a glimpse of Wing&aring;rdhs&rsquo; proposal:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u6/u6jsj2dbym8fr2z0.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/79/79voq0xahfnxmcui.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w3/w37ztxggpci6qmgk.jpg"></p><p>See the jury's evaluation and other details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/wingardhs_wins_statoil_competition_in_norway_beats_snohetta_oma_and_foster/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97199699/see-new-york-radically-transformed-in-the-building-tomorrow-exhibition-opening-april-4-in-nyc See New York radically transformed in the “Building Tomorrow” exhibition, opening April 4 in NYC Justine Testado 2014-04-03T20:04:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T23:26:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/10/10tl50f1unno39cq.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Already making weekend plans? If you're based in New York, maybe you ought to stop by the "Building Tomorrow" exhibition opening tomorrow April 4 until April 6 at 168 Bowery in NYC. Presented by BBC.com Future and Terreform ONE, the limited-time public exhibition invites New Yorkers to catch a glimpse of what their city could look like in the next few decades.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The exhibition will be on display at 168 Bowery (corner of Bowery and Kenmare) as follows:</p><ul><li>Friday, April 4 from 12pm-9pm</li><li>Saturday, April 5 from 12pm-9pm</li><li>Sunday, April 6 from 12pm-6pm&nbsp;&nbsp;</li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s7/s7ok0acwn0chihny.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b0/b0mjf41w77lmqdh6.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x8/x8moxdm4sm7fa8d0.jpg"></p><p>See more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/see_new_york_radically_transformed_in_the_building_tomorrow_exhibition_open/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/84703571/world-s-first-solar-sidewalk-installed-at-george-washington-university World's first "solar sidewalk" installed at George Washington University Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-10-21T21:14:00-04:00 >2013-10-22T14:15:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y7/y7dpaen7vsk1lm9d.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We typically see photovoltaic panels up on roofs, as they're broad, open surfaces that receive a lot of sunlight. You know what else spends a lot of time in the scorching sun, though? Sidewalks. With that in mind, a team at Washington DC's The George Washington University has created what is claimed to be "the first walkable solar-paneled pathway in the world."</p></em><br /><br /><p> But can my car drive on it? Built by <a href="http://www.studio39.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio39 Landscape Architecture</a>, the solar-sidewalk is installed on GWU's Virginia Science and Technology Campus.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/70886409/melbourne-certified-as-a-carbon-neutral-city Melbourne Certified As A Carbon Neutral City Anna Johnson 2013-04-08T21:05:00-04:00 >2013-04-08T21:05:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/be/bere16e2yqh8r7b1.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The City of Melbourne has been certified carbon neutral, an important step toward its goal of becoming one of the world&rsquo;s most sustainable cities. In a carbon constrained economy, councillor Arron Wood said the certification by Low Carbon Australia against the National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS) &ldquo;was a solid demonstration of the City of Melbourne&rsquo;s commitment to a more sustainable Melbourne.&rdquo;</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/70191912/world-s-largest-solar-towers-take-to-the-sun World’s Largest Solar Towers Take to the Sun Anna Johnson 2013-03-27T20:38:00-04:00 >2013-03-27T20:59:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wm/wmukqpw7x5ybjlpu.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>California will soon be home to the world&rsquo;s two largest solar towers through an ambitious project known as The Palen Solar Electrical Generating System. The announcement was made shortly after the US Department of Interior announced the country was to add 1.1 gigawatts to its clean energy capacity. California has also committed to have a third of their power must be derived from renewable sources by the year 2030.</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/64962547/living-art-the-rise-of-the-vertical-gardens Living Art: The Rise Of The Vertical Gardens Anna Johnson 2013-01-07T00:34:00-05:00 >2013-01-07T00:34:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8a/8a6h823t8sgzn4jw.jpg" width="514" height="354" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A growing number of small urban spaces are creating landscaped gardens that stretch beyond floor pots, with greenery growing upwards along walls and fences. This new trend toward &lsquo;vertical gardens&rsquo; is renewing apartments, offices and restaurants inviting greenery to flourish in small spaces.</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/62733565/empowerhouse-solar-decathlon-team-habitat-for-humanity-and-d-c-goverment-celebrate-completion-of-innovative-model-for-affordable-green-housing EMPOWERHOUSE: Solar Decathlon Team, Habitat for Humanity and D.C. Goverment Celebrate Completion of Innovative Model for Affordable, Green Housing New School Communications 2012-12-04T07:06:00-05:00 >2012-12-04T17:06:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2a/2a333ykyrb9afleg.jpg" width="400" height="599" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After several years of planning, design and construction, a team of students from The New School and Stevens Institute of Technology who participated in the 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon celebrated the completion of Empowerhouse, an innovative model for affordable, energy efficient green housing located in the Deanwood neighborhood of Washington.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Developed in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. (DC Habitat), and the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), the project marks the first time in the Solar Decathlon's history that a team partnered from the outset with civic and government agencies to create a house specifically for a local D.C. community. It is the first Passive House&mdash;the leading international energy standard&mdash;in the District of Columbia, and already a recipient of a Mayor&rsquo;s Sustainability Award.</p> <p> "This project fulfills a longstanding vision of our team to create a house that would endure in a meaningful way after the Solar Decathlon was over,&rdquo; said Joel Towers, executive dean of Parsons The New School for Design. &ldquo;Empowerhouse illustrates The New School's commitment to design-led civic engagement, and is a true model of affordable sustainable housing that has the potential for national as well as international replication. Due to the success of this project, Parsons is...</p>