Archinect - News 2014-04-19T06:13:01-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/93446410/l-a-s-people-st-initiative-puts-public-place-making-into-the-public-s-hands L.A.'s "People St." initiative puts public place-making into the public's hands Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-13T14:27:00-05:00 >2014-02-17T17:58:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oi/oi7vb1cv9uwdlwu4.jpg" width="514" height="688" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Communities can transform underused areas of L.A.&rsquo;s largest public asset&mdash;our 7,500 miles of city streets&mdash;into active, vibrant, and accessible public space with People St, a program of the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT). Eligible Community Partners can apply for approval to create projects that enhance the quality of life in this city. Three innovative types of projects are available: Plazas, Parklets, and Bicycle Corrals.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Los Angeles began piloting its "People St." program in 2011, developing spaces designed to reclaim sections of streetspace for public recreation and use, rather than car traffic. The projects were few but popular, including the Sunset Triangle (designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1898/rios-clementi-hale-studios" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rios Clementi Hale Studios</a>) plaza in Silverlake, a couple of parklets in Downtown, and bike corrals in Atwater Village and Highland Park. Led by LA's Department of Transportation and invigorated by LA's current mayor, Eric Garcetti, the program will accept applications for "People St." initiatives by any eligible community group, beginning this March.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ea/eaym7c341otxgwtb.jpg"></p><p>The program is designed not only so communities can individualize their surroundings and make their city more livable, but for LADOT to expedite city improvement projects. Initiatives that otherwise would have taken years of planning and hundreds of thousands of dollars become faster and cheaper to execute, led by the people most in touch with the project site, and approved by city of...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/57899951/editor-s-picks-283 Editor's Picks #283 Nam Henderson 2012-09-23T23:08:00-04:00 >2012-09-24T19:15:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0d/0dsmqxju9f5wmkpi.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>in the latest edition of ShowCase: New Keelung Harbor Service Building, Archinect presents the first prize winning project by Neil M. Denari Architects, Inc. (NMDA). The details include; 120,780 square meters, Ground breaking: 2013, Completion: terminal (2015), office building (2017). double o zero immediately noted that "Something like this would have countless comments just a few years ago. Now it is just another thing".</p></em><br /><br /><p> The recent feature&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/57481963/instigating-change-with-common-ground" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Instigating Change with Common Ground</a>, written by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/drowninginculture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Southern</a> is&nbsp;a critical but largely positive review of the Venice Architecture Biennale. &nbsp;Therein, he put forward the argument that this year&rsquo;s "<em>Biennale doesn&rsquo;t have much to be cynical, negative, or nasty about</em>" and wrote "<em>But the 2012 Architecture Biennale isn&rsquo;t just about solving problems.&nbsp; For those in the mood for a wink, there is a healthy balance of fun amongst the furrowed brows.&nbsp; FAT Architecture partnered with San Rocco and Ines Weizman to supply smart laughs with a Museum of Copying</em>"</p> <p> Plus, in the latest edition of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/57552344/showcase-new-keelung-harbor-service-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ShowCase: New Keelung Harbor Service Building</a>,&nbsp;Archinect presents the first prize winning project by Neil M. Denari Architects, Inc. (NMDA).&nbsp;The details include; 120,780 square meters, Ground breaking: 2013, Completion: terminal (2015), office building (2017).&nbsp;<strong>double o zero</strong> immediately noted that "<em>Something like this would have countless comments just a few years ago. Now it is just ano...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/16111862/editor-s-picks-223 Editor's Picks #223 Nam Henderson 2011-08-07T15:10:39-04:00 >2011-08-09T11:04:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/27/27mns8pquul9fsaq.jpg" width="514" height="723" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce comments "as simple as it is, one of the most beautiful houses i have seen in this age of dwell magazine and ikea type of joint business deals which tend to glorify form and materiality to boredom.."</p></em><br /><br /><p> Archinect's newest <strong>Showcase</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/15879855/showcase-house-in-geumsan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">features the House in Geumsan</a>. The project is located in South Korea and designed by Hyungnam Lim, Eunjoo Roh + studio_GAON.&nbsp;With the project the designers tried to highlight the element of Korean architecture that distinguishes it from Japanese or Chinese architecture. What is this distinguishing characteristic?</p> <p> "<strong>the fact that, in Korean architecture, space moves and flows; that is, a space in Korean architecture is not one frozen frame, but rather, different spaces that interact and change. The rooms of this house follow that flow with ease, and both light and wind leave traces of their presence.</strong>"</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1812010/orhan-ayy-ce" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;comments "<em>as simple as it is, one of the most beautiful houses i have seen in this age of dwell magazine and ikea type of joint business deals which tend to glorify form and materiality to boredom..</em>"</p> <p> <strong>News</strong><br> The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/15559727/as-gg-designs-kingdom-tower-to-be-the-world-s-tallest-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">announcement that Chicago firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is designing Kingdom Tower</a>, which will be the world&rsquo;s talles...</p>