Archinect - News 2014-09-16T19:31:23-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/107669871/what-people-cured-of-blindness-see What People Cured of Blindness See? Orhan Ayyüce 2014-08-29T00:35:00-04:00 >2014-09-03T21:23:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/at/attbu6at6cga21z5.jpg" width="514" height="348" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The absence of these rules can frustrate the newly sighted, whose visual world can be both blurry and two-dimensional&mdash;paintings and people are often described as &ldquo;flat, with dark patches&rdquo;; a far-away house is &ldquo;nearby, but requiring the taking of a lot of steps&rdquo;; streetlights seen through glass are &ldquo;luminous stains stuck to the window&rdquo;; sunbeams through tree branches collapse into a single &ldquo;tree with all the lights in it.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Now, go ahead and incorporate some of these images into your architectural visualization...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105259431/what-the-future-looks-like-to-north-koreans-who-have-never-left What The Future Looks Like To North Koreans Who Have Never Left Archinect 2014-07-28T17:47:00-04:00 >2014-08-13T22:16:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/90/909db09da3110adf8b5e9b0208941462.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] One of its latest projects: Inviting a North Korean architect to imagine the future of local design for travel. The Jetsons-style results include hovercraft hotel rooms and cone-shaped mountain villas connected by ski slopes. Nothing looks like it would be that out of place in a 1950s magazine, down to details like an old-fashioned rotary phone. This is what the future looks like to someone living in a place that's been cut off from the rest of the world since 1948.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The project <em>Utopian Tours</em>, initiated by English-born landscape architect turned Beijing-based North Korea tour operator <a href="http://koryogroup.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nick Bonner</a>, was part of the Korean Peninsula&rsquo;s &ldquo;Crow&rsquo;s Eye View&rdquo; pavilion for the 2014 Venice Biennale (<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100533391/details-into-the-korean-peninsula-s-crow-s-eye-view-pavilion-for-the-2014-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previously on Archinect</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/91845053/a-recap-on-the-unbuilt-visions-exhibition-in-ankara-turkey A recap on the Unbuilt Visions Exhibition in Ankara, Turkey Justine Testado 2014-01-22T15:51:00-05:00 >2014-01-23T12:34:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qh/qhsnqhniy9rhrgra.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Shortly after the 2013 Unbuilt Visions competition concluded, d3 hosted the Unbuilt Visions exhibition showcasing some of the winning entries at the TSMD Turkish Architectural Center in Ankara from Jan. 7-21, 2014.</p></em><br /><br /><p>If you didn't get a chance to be there in person, here are a few photos and a video from the event:<br><br>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91464562/winners-of-the-d3-unbuilt-visions-2013-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winners of the d3 Unbuilt Visions 2013 Competition</a><br><br><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/41/414uybmej1zjas0m.jpg"><br><br><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ty/ty2aea8gaoul14rb.jpg"><br><br><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gv/gvvscxmmyy7a7x07.jpg"><br><br>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/unbuilt_visions_exhibition_in_ankara/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90312872/norman-foster-unveils-plans-for-elevated-skycycle-bike-routes-in-london Norman Foster unveils plans for elevated 'SkyCycle' bike routes in London Alexander Walter 2014-01-02T19:25:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T20:33:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/no/noxgvkrbqugpnwus.jpg" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gliding through the air on a bike might so far be confined to the fantasy realms of singing nannies and aliens in baskets, but riding over rooftops could one day form part of your regular commute to work, if Norman Foster has his way. Unveiled this week, in an appropriately light-headed vision for the holiday season, SkyCycle proposes a network of elevated bike paths hoisted aloft above railway lines, allowing you to zip through town blissfully liberated from the roads.</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/78759273/rio-de-janeiro-cityvision-competition-winners-announced Rio de Janeiro Cityvision Competition Winners Announced Alexander Walter 2013-08-05T15:08:00-04:00 >2013-08-05T17:39:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pz/pzwq710n8c1k56ri.jpg" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rio de Janeiro remains the hottest subject for architectural ideas competitions around the world right now. Just last week, we published the winners of the [RIO DE JANEIRO] Symbolic World Cup Structure competition, hosted by British organizers [AC-CA], and today we have received the results of the latest challenge by Italian architecture publication Cityvision, Rio de Janeiro: Two Presents, One Future.</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/69443656/d3-housing-tomorrow-the-2013-competition-winners d3 HOUSING TOMORROW - The 2013 Competition Winners Alexander Walter 2013-03-14T15:41:00-04:00 >2013-03-19T08:55:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5s/5s746uei2dm6hivu.jpg" width="514" height="299" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winning entries of the 2013 Housing Tomorrow competition have just been announced, awarding three prizes and sixteen special mentions to design concepts that "explore, document, analyze, transform, and deploy socially&#8208; and environmentally&#8208;engaged approaches to residential urbanism, architecture, interiors, and designed objects." This year's first prize was presented to Die Hu, Boji Hu, and Yang Zhou for their extreme environments housing proposal, 'Life on the Ropeway.'</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/68460042/post-capitalist-city-3-live-winning-projects POST+CAPITALIST CITY 3#Live - Winning Projects Alexander Walter 2013-02-27T15:01:00-05:00 >2013-03-04T21:11:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/08/08msntsw4qp1jfth.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Just a few months ago, we had published the winners of episodes #1 Shop and #2 Work of the international ideas competition series, POST+CAPITALIST CITY. Here are now the three winning proposals of the third installment, #3 Live. The brief invited architects to imagine how a post+capitalist society could affect our daily lives and the way we envision housing.</p></em><br /><br /><p> If you are interested in participating in the most current competition cycle of POST+CAPITALIST CITY, #4 Move which launched last month, <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/postcapitalist_city_4_move/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here</a> for more details. Submissions for #4 Move are due by April 15, 2013 (early birds registration: March 1, 2013), and the results will be announced in mid-May on Archinect &amp; Bustler.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/65962267/winners-of-transiting-cities-low-carbon-futures-competition Winners of Transiting Cities - Low Carbon Futures Competition  Alexander Walter 2013-01-21T14:42:00-05:00 >2013-01-29T09:10:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lk/lkxmb431vepcc7v5.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A few days ago, we published one of the finalist entries of the international design ideas competition, Transiting Cities - Low Carbon Futures. The competition was open [...] to develop innovative visions for Latrobe City, in eastern Victoria, Australia to make the transition from a singular economy dominated by the power industry (coal mining and electricity generation) into a diversified economy and prosperous low carbon regional city.</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/65286187/transiting-cities-finalist-entry-networked-ecologies-rethinking-remediation Transiting Cities - Finalist Entry “Networked Ecologies: Rethinking Remediation” Alexander Walter 2013-01-11T14:01:00-05:00 >2013-01-14T20:18:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w8/w8sw7911tkqijcej.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Last fall, the international research project and design ideas competition, "Transiting Cities - Low Carbon Futures," had invited designers and academic institutions from various fields to envision new, innovative and alternative cities of the near future by defining opportunities for transition into low carbon, prosperous, and vibrant communities. One of the finalist entries [...] is the concept "Networked Ecologies: Rethinking Remediation" by Arizona-based team Studio One.</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>