Archinect - News 2017-07-26T16:56:10-04:00 The rise and fall of Scottish architects RMJM Archinect 2013-04-03T16:44:00-04:00 >2016-09-02T13:12:31-04:00 <img src="" width="595" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;When one office was doing well, another was not doing as well,&rdquo; says the source. &ldquo;But we always managed it so that there was the see-saw effect &ndash; one office would be profitable and another would be in the doldrums. But we managed to keep the group afloat.&rdquo; &ldquo;What people are worried about now is that the people who ran the company down are still the ones in charge.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Editor's Picks #257 Nam Henderson 2012-04-01T14:09:00-04:00 >2012-04-02T13:51:54-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Back in 2009 SOM's City Design Practice took a comprehensive look at the the entire Great Lakes Lakes and the St. Lawrence, ecosystem and proposed The Great Lakes Century, a pro bono initiative - to begin a broad-based, bi-national dialogue. Reed Webster wrote that his "masters project was dealing with some of the same issues." His project waterWORKS was designed as a piece of a larger green-infrastructure plan for Traverse City, Michigan.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>News</strong><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Newly released numbers from the Census Bureau say Angelenos are living in the nation's most densely-populated urban area</a>. New York still has the highest population, but at 7,000 people per square mile, the Los Angeles/Anaheim/Long Beach area takes the density prize.&nbsp;In light of these new numbers it is interesting to read about how a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facelift Project for Hollywood Stirs Divisions</a>.&nbsp;Essentially some Angelenos are resisting efforts to rezone and allow/encourage TOD and higher density. They fear that a switch to tall towers, in effect making LA more "urban" would ruin the character of their neighborhoods and would be a boon to real estate developers rather than locals.&nbsp;<strong>jlarch </strong>argued "<em>Density alone is not the answer.&nbsp; Native American tribes were very low density, but also very sustainable.&nbsp; Everyone seems to just jump on the density idea as if it is a proven fix to all of societies problems</em>" while <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway</a>&nbsp;explained <em>"its because new york has lots of low density suburbs offsetti...</em></p> RMJM begs US staff to turn up to work will galloway 2012-03-27T05:21:00-04:00 >2012-04-06T18:10:35-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Last month more than 25 staff failed to turn up for work one day in an organised protest at missing wages. ...Staff in New York are owed up to two-and-a-half month&rsquo;s wages and the email sets out the company&rsquo;s response to those either not turning up for work or asking to be put on unpaid leave."</p></em><br /><br /><p> this is just a bit too much.</p> Editor's Picks #246 Nam Henderson 2012-01-15T13:46:00-05:00 >2012-01-16T12:24:34-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="765" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Archinect member applet sounded offended by Sherin&rsquo;s focus on passive technologies writing "The information you are writing is so main stream and only shows you are just discovering things known to first year architecture and design students". Yet, as Amy Leedham, correctly pointed out "While the passive strategies here sound obvious and simple, most people are not using them, hence the need to remind people."</p></em><br /><br /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sherin Wing</a>,&nbsp;brought the research for the newest installment of the COUNTOURS feature, wherein she looks at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New, Energy-Efficient Technologies</a>,&nbsp;in which she explores passive technologies such as the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">solar shading&nbsp;CRATE system</a>,&nbsp; developed by a team consisting of Professor Ryan E. Smith, graduate students, and researchers from 3form.<br> Since it is titled Part 1, I look forward with interest for the rest of the installments.</p> <p> However,&nbsp;Archinect member <strong>applet</strong> sounded offended by Sherin&rsquo;s focus on passive technologies writing "The information you are writing is so main stream and only shows you are just discovering things known to first year architecture and design students. Just don't lecture architects about them". Yet, as <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amy Leedham</a>,&nbsp;correctly pointed out "<em>Architects may have been employing passive strategies for 'thousands' of years but clearly many forgot most of these lessons since the invention of electricity as evidenced by the numerous glass boxes designed for the desert ...</em></p> Will Alsop leaves RMJM Archinect 2011-08-08T14:27:00-04:00 >2014-11-07T00:54:58-05:00 <img src="" width="436" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Will Alsop has announced he is leaving international architecture firm RMJM to form a new practice. The new company, established with fellow RMJM principal Scott Lawrie and covering architecture, masterplanning, interiors, landscape, product and graphic design, involves a number of other staff who worked at Alsop&rsquo;s division within the firm.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>