Archinect - News 2017-02-21T16:23:19-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149983682/lunch-pails-50-stories-over-manhattan Lunch pails 50 stories over Manhattan Lee Hood 2016-12-22T16:25:00-05:00 >2016-12-23T23:26:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3c/3cakn6kiqz00goqq.jpg" width="650" height="428" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"The gallery captures the exuberance with which the U.S. trumpeted its industrial progress."</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong><a alt="http://www.metarchdesign.com" href="http://www.metarchdesign.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Metcalfe</a></strong>&nbsp;(with&nbsp;<a alt="http://www.artguildinc.com" href="http://www.artguildinc.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art Guild Museums + Environments</a>&nbsp;and Drexel University's&nbsp;<a alt="http://drexel.edu/civicengagement/academic-engagement/overview/" href="http://drexel.edu/civicengagement/academic-engagement/overview/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Center for Cultural Partnerships</a>)&nbsp;designed the exhibits for the 13,000 square foot&nbsp;<a alt="http://www.nmih.org/" href="http://www.nmih.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Museum of Industrial History</a>&nbsp;that are housed in its 100 year-old former Bethlehem Steel facility.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pq/pqxttb0wm2xf6w4e.jpg"></p><p>The first Smithsonian Museum Affiliate, it tells the story of the American industrial powerhouse of steel, silk, and propane from the 19th&nbsp;through the 20th&nbsp;centuries. Centered on the Pennsylvania Lehigh Valley, the museum's story is international in scope.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149983662/inventively-clad-gentrification-in-the-form-of-bordeaux-s-urban-dock Inventively-clad gentrification in the form of Bordeaux's "Urban Dock" Julia Ingalls 2016-12-22T13:13:00-05:00 >2017-01-01T16:29:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cx/cxb1x974xu23z762.jpg" width="650" height="782" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Take an abandoned industrial neighborhood in Bordeaux, France, affix a masterplan by urbanist Nicholas Michelin to it, and then add in an inventive cladding system over a 56-unit apartment building, and you have the fundamental makings of "Urban Dock," a recently completed project by&nbsp;Hamonic + Masson &amp; Associ&eacute;s. The title is rooted in a metaphor, the kind of idealistic gentrification that parachutes into a depressed urban swath and attempts to liven things up. Whatever one's feelings about that, the undulating series of extruded porches and shifting color schemes is eye-catching:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s0/s0j18sy0afkb9sy4.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/va/varubixcdm9qvo1j.jpg"></p><p>As a press release explains, "The building is clad in metal, which is occasionally perforated in order to allow loggias to appear whilst also highlighting the articulation of projections and recesses, creating intriguing vertical patterns. The cladding also produces an iridescent &lsquo;double skin&rsquo; with different transparencies and a shell-like effect, with a shimmering exterior that provides a contrast to the wh...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963675/hallucinate-creates-a-surreal-ambience-in-this-sleek-trading-center HALLUCINATE creates a “surreal ambience“ in this sleek trading center Justine Testado 2016-08-17T10:00:00-04:00 >2016-08-23T00:38:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q6/q69h89q0f8kac7er.jpg" width="650" height="509" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Large industrial enterprises aren't typically known for conducting business inside jaw-dropping office environments. Shenzhen-based <a href="http://www.hallucinate.com.cn/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HALLUCINATE Design Office</a> certainly defies that assumption in their&nbsp;Midwest Inland Port Financial Town project in China's Xi&rsquo;an International Trade &amp; Logistics Park.&nbsp;</p><p>Completed last December, Hallucinate won the commission to design the commodity trading center from Maike Metals Group, one of China's largest suppliers of non-ferrous metals and minerals.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xv/xv07zcr98fpsiw09.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vd/vdre561cu9k5iavt.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zn/zn8n1p0ttt3au4m1.jpg"></p><p>Designed with an &ldquo;unconventional open and tranquil style&rdquo;, Hallucinate&nbsp;beautifully contrasts bold details and textures with a subtle yet sleek color palette that doesn't appear sterile. The 326,200m&sup2; office shows off a glass wall curtain and aluminum panels on its exterior, while its interior boasts a careful arrangement of materials like artificial stone, aluminum, hardwood flooring, and mineral wood.&nbsp;A mixture of natural light and soft LED lighting throughout the space creates a&nbsp;&ldquo;surreal ambience&rdquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bt/bttrk6svoruhai53.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/il/ilb3vw9pv93zs6n6.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q0/q0gpe13vb7jog8fi.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y1/y17c641h9p5ut0d3.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y4/y4zf248ct5fjmb0m.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q7/q7k2k15hvd9curio.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kw/kww3v5zcuzl7vmg0.jpg"></p><p>Most ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960184/tesla-s-5-8-million-square-foot-gigafactory-to-open-in-2017 Tesla's 5.8 million square foot "Gigafactory" to open in 2017 Julia Ingalls 2016-07-27T13:38:00-04:00 >2016-08-02T01:41:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ly/ly61d2maf4u0cg1t.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Sixty-five hundred people and a sizable compliment of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139530018/the-dawn-of-construction-worker-robots" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">robots</a> will work in the enormous, solar-panel topped, rail-adjacent Gigafactory when it opens in 2017, a structure which is described as a "joint venture" between Tesla, Panasonic and other supply partners. In this case, the drive to inexpensively produce lithium-ion batteries has created the need for the&nbsp;colossal&nbsp;structure.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/el/elou5zc83e4g3oab.jpg"></p><p>As <a href="https://www.wired.com/2016/07/tesla-gigafactory-elon-musk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wired</a> notes:</p><p><em>The assembly lines will do everything from make the individual cells&mdash;cylinders a bit bigger&nbsp;than an AA battery&mdash;to assembling the immense packs that power a Model S or store energy in someone&rsquo;s garage. Tesla doesn&rsquo;t disclose its costs, but says doing it all&nbsp;in-house&nbsp;will drive down the cost of a battery by&nbsp;30 percent.</em></p><p>Tesla in the news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936153/lake-flato-architects-splits-reservation-cost-for-tesla-model-3-with-employees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lake Flato Architects splits reservation cost for Tesla Model 3 with employees</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145592812/wired-takes-a-look-inside-tesla-s-car-factory-of-the-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wired takes a look inside Tesla's car factory of the future</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126782986/did-tesla-almost-go-bankrupt-without-anyone-noticing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Did Tesla almost go bankrupt without anyone noticing?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/80596440/bolles-wilson-transforms-historic-hanomag-u-boat-hall-into-stylish-retail-outlet BOLLES+WILSON transforms historic Hanomag ‘U-Boat Hall’ into stylish retail outlet Justine Testado 2013-08-29T14:45:00-04:00 >2013-09-02T19:47:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4j/4jvlkcqhbp0wbjlv.jpg" width="650" height="893" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://www.bolles-wilson.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bolles+Wilson</a> was commissioned to redesign the historic Hanomag "U-Boat Hall" into an RS+Yellow Furniture Outlet in Hanover, Germany&mdash;yet another example in the repurposing of unused industrial spaces and fusing the past with the present.</p> <p> The contemporary furniture pieces and the U-Boat Hall's warehouse atmosphere are an interesting juxtaposition, and both vie for visitors' attention. Wooden flooring and bright-colored accents contrast against the rusty columns of the structure, an intended U-boat production site that halted construction in 1944. A brick wall on one side of the building's interior adds hip appeal that complements the outlet store's colorful inventory.&nbsp; On the other hand, the structure's original components&mdash;in addition to its enormous size&mdash;are hard to ignore, almost to the point where it becomes the main showpiece.</p> <p> What do you think of B+W's redesign? Scroll down to see some images and more details.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/po/po6mht33jbablqp6.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; Interior of the U-Boat Hall. Photo by Olaf Mahlstedt. &copy; ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/67513941/live-make-industrial-arts-center-cincinnati-results LIVE·MAKE Industrial Arts Center Cincinnati Results Alexander Walter 2013-02-13T14:29:00-05:00 >2013-02-18T18:09:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ua/uamb2kggdtoc01yk.jpg" width="650" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Results have recently been unveiled in the international design ideas competition LIVE&middot;MAKE Industrial Arts Center Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in partnership with the Over-the-Rhine Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation had launched this competition as a call for architectural proposals of a membership-based facility that will [...] help shape a new economic opportunity for the city of Cincinnati, Ohio.</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>