Archinect - News 2014-09-21T00:23:29-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/104715361/how-barcelona-and-philadelphia-are-turning-procurement-upside-down How Barcelona and Philadelphia Are Turning Procurement Upside Down Archinect 2014-07-21T15:38:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T15:38:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6d/6d9a647f65639933d9cea870a754ab49.jpg" width="514" height="299" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rather than laying out exactly what it wants to buy (say, bike lockers), Barcelona is laying out six problems it wants to fix (such as reducing bike theft). Responses could involve buying things, but they might also suggest new services, regulatory changes or any other means of accomplishing the goal. Anyone around the world with a creative idea, including startup companies or even individuals, has a shot at a contract and all the market legitimacy that comes with that.</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/98204386/disposable-architecture Disposable architecture? Alexander Walter 2014-04-17T13:23:00-04:00 >2014-06-30T16:01:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0d/0d3gdou82mrgci6s.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I&rsquo;d asked Stokes whether the technology challenges of designing a building to last 100+ years are more difficult today than they were in, say, 1900 &mdash; or if it&rsquo;s as difficult, just different. He said the challenges might be more difficult today, but regardless, maybe technology is changing the solution: we shouldn&rsquo;t try to design buildings today to last 100 years, but design them so they&rsquo;ll last for, say, 20 years and then be replaced.</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/93401323/seventy-six-nominations-listed-for-designs-of-the-year-2014 Seventy-six nominations listed for Designs of the Year 2014 Justine Testado 2014-02-11T21:27:00-05:00 >2014-02-17T17:19:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hb/hb3pyrdtplev34k0.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Nominations were announced for Designs of the Year 2014 -- the event where work from the "cool kids" in the big world of design are sure to be found [...] A total of 76 nominees include international stars, crowd-funded start-ups, and student projects. A winner in each category and one overall winner will be announced later this year. All nominations will be exhibited at London's Design Museum starting March 26 - Aug. 25, 2014</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a small selection of this year's nominated designs.</p><p><strong>Architecture - MAKOKO FLOATING SCHOOL</strong> - Designed by NL&Eacute;, Makoko Community Building Team Photo by NL&Eacute;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/we/weoxry95vpekav6a.jpg"><br><br><strong>Furniture - NEW INTERIOR FOR UNITED NATIONS NORTH DELEGATES&rsquo; LOUNGE (NEW YORK) </strong>- Designed by Hella Jongerius, together with Rem Koolhaas, Irma Boom, Gabriel Lester and Louise Schouwenberg. Photograph by Frank Oudeman<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/64/6426qki0upvx0gsv.jpg"><br><br><strong>Graphics - CHINEASY</strong> - Created by ShaoLan Hsueh with Illustrations by Noma Bar. Photo by Brave New World<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ot/otf3fyde7nmry9oi.jpg"><br><br><br><strong>Digital - LEGO CALENDAR</strong> - Designed by Adrian Westaway, Clara Gaggero, Duncan Fitzsimons, Simon Emberton. Photographs by Adrian Westaway<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cp/cp8mfgvj5n8za9lc.jpg"><br><br>Find the complete list at <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/seventy-six_nominations_listed_for_designs_of_the_year_20141/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92538516/six-winners-for-the-2014-new-practices-new-york-competition Six winners for the 2014 New Practices New York competition Justine Testado 2014-01-31T15:28:00-05:00 >2014-02-03T19:29:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5r/5rkmilvvo647yjei.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The AIANY New Practices Committee officially announced the winners of the 2014 New Practices New York competition at the Center for Architecture in New York this week. The portfolio competition acknowledges young architecture and design firms and promotes their innovative work. Qualified firms had to be founded no earlier than 2004 and be based in New York City's five boroughs.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Out of 64 entries, the jury selected six winners:</p><p>Pictured project above: <strong>NAMELESS Architecture</strong></p><p><strong>Bittertang</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mn/mno53c48ewkh9c71.jpg"><br><br><strong>dlandstudio architecture + landscape</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/52/529ynl26yr2628x7.jpg"><br><br><strong>Fake Industries Architectural Agonism</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/95/95jvb7nbk01uofqa.jpg"><br><br><strong>form-ula</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s5/s5fejzcsrfoep68j.jpg"><br><br><strong>PARA-Project</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/60/605jbo1k2m8tc9g6.jpg"><br><br>Find out more about each winner on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/six_winners_for_the_2014_new_practices_new_york_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.<br><br><em>Images courtesy of the 2014 New Practices New York competition.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92006134/innovators-in-california-architecture-take-part-in-m-a-exhibition-opening-tomorrow-in-long-beach Innovators in California architecture take part in M&A exhibition, opening tomorrow in Long Beach Justine Testado 2014-01-24T17:55:00-05:00 >2014-01-28T15:10:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7q/7qck9gqvrga55gpj.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Heads up to our Angeleno readers looking for weekend plans, come to the opening reception of "Materials &amp; Applications: Building Something (Beyond) Beautiful, Projects 2002 - 2013", taking place on Jan. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m at the University Art Museum in Cal State Long Beach.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Starting tomorrow, the M&amp;A exhibition will feature works of the most active, up-and-coming names in California architecture.</p><p>Below is a handful of the works in the show:<br><br>Bubbles by FoxLin<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/67/6730ihy8yt7ad296.jpg"><br><br>Fat Fringe by Layer<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p7/p7fe8q5k4j4zjlp3.jpg"><br><br>Light Frames by Gail Borden<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1h/1hs7u125z6ublu3h.jpg"><br><br>Yakuza Lou by Eddy Sykes<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/am/ammqdad63imhttd7.jpg"><br><br>Find the complete list of exhibitors and other details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/materials_applications_exhibition_opening_reception/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.<br><br><em>Images courtesy of Materials &amp; Applications.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91223428/killing-architects-wins-new-generations-film-competition-on-the-future-of-architectural-practice Killing Architects wins New Generations film competition on the future of architectural practice Justine Testado 2014-01-14T15:19:00-05:00 >2014-01-20T18:02:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tl/tl3nug62dxj246lo.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the ongoing discussion of the future of the architectural profession, New Generations has announced the Rotterdam-based firm Killing Architects as the winner of their first competition. All architects and creatives under 40 were invited to submit short films that show innovative forms of architectural practice and their own interpretation of the shifting role of the architect -- in both a construction industry and societal context.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Check out Killing Architects' winning response</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90633842/editor-s-picks-349 Editor's Picks #349 Nam Henderson 2014-01-07T14:37:00-05:00 >2014-01-13T19:09:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o6/o6qbslnljfeowbp6.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> For the latest edition in <strong>The Deans List</strong> interview series,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;spoke with Sarah Whiting, Dean of the Rice School of Architecture in Houston, Texas.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1200x/ur/ur3iitxjq4d4mq0r.jpg"><br><br><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/89831244/the-deans-list-sarah-whiting-of-rice-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Therein</a>, Dean Whiting discussed her belief that one of "<em>the biggest challenge faced by any architect today is how not to get squelched by ridiculously low budgets and a lack of understanding of architecture&rsquo;s value</em>", the unique Preceptorship year a signature part of RSA&rsquo;s undergraduate program and their new one-year Master of Arts in Architecture program called Present Future.</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a> was super-impressed "<em>Wow, awesome interview and program sounds so great. It sounds like an intense and focused community yet one that respects each individual's passions and small areas if interest. Plus I LOVE that it offers a BArch with a year of internship! Great model</em>".</p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90315283/a-new-l-a-identity-takes-shape-in-2013-as-city-embraces-urban-life" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Looking back on 2013, Christopher Hawthorne architecture critic for the Los Angeles Times wrote</a> "<em>it suggests that the idea around which I organized my r...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90011798/philanthropic-swat-team-urbanism Philanthropic, SWAT team urbanism... Nam Henderson 2013-12-29T21:44:00-05:00 >2013-12-29T21:45:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0z/0zmr5zjnas64hxqd.jpg" width="514" height="264" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"The organization, to be called Bloomberg Associates, will act as an urban SWAT team, deployed at the invitation of local governments to solve knotty, long-term challenges, like turning a blighted waterfront into a gleaming public space, or building subway-friendly residential neighborhoods...In a twist on the traditional business model of consulting, clients will not be charged".</p></em><br /><br /><p> Michael Barbaro reported that Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is creating a high-powered consulting group, Bloomberg Associates, to help him reshape cities around the world long after he leaves office. The work will be a continuation of sorts for the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bloomberg.org/initiative/delivery_teams" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Innovation Delivery Teams</a>, a $24 million 2011 initiative by Bloomberg Philanthropies&nbsp;to help mayors effectively design and implement solutions to pressing challenges in their cities.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/72031722/a-motor-city-missionary A Motor City Missionary Nam Henderson 2013-04-26T17:38:00-04:00 >2013-04-26T17:39:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ra/rabpzycr8jrgn4hm.jpg" width="514" height="358" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>According to academics like Brent D. Ryan, author of &ldquo;Design After Decline: How America Rebuilds Shrinking Cities," it is one of the most ambitious privately financed urban reclamation projects in American history.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Earlier this month David Segal traveled to Detroit to look into the efforts/urban boosterim of Dan Gilbert, chairman of Quicken Loans. Using his real estate company, Bedrock Real Estate Services, Mr. Segal is renovating properties, building apartments and wooing corporate tenants. The goal is to remake Detroit (or at least some of it's downtown) into a high-tech hub, full of the 'creative class', high culture and young entrepreneurs. Mr. Segal also explored the context and cause for the current crisis and interviewed some locals who worry about the creation of "two Detroits".</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/52891109/mass-design-group-wins-zumtobel-award-for-butaro-hospital MASS Design Group wins Zumtobel Award for Butaro Hospital tzeng 2012-07-03T17:04:00-04:00 >2012-07-08T12:08:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dz/dzoia7xjttfo1r22.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"The [Butaro] project has a high relevance, since it can be applied as a solution to similar regions with limited opportunities and high risks of infection. [...] Also remarkable is the excellent quality of the buildings that were built exclusively with local workers.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> The Butaro Hospital in Rwanda was praised as innovative and cost-efficient&nbsp;by the Zumtobel Award 2012 jury, ultimately winning in the category of "Built Environment." Over 230 projects were submitted in for the 2012 Zumtobel Group Award in this category. Entries were received from 22 nations while the projects themselves spanned some 30 countries.<br><br> The Butaro Hospital in Rwanda was praised as an &ldquo;innovative [and] cost-efficient [in] technology and design strategy in the category "Built Environment." Over 230 projects were submitted in for the 2012 Zumtobel Group Award in this category. Entries were received from 22 nations while the projects themselves spanned some 30 countries.</p> <p> The Butaro Hospital is built in the Burera District, which was one of the last two districts in Rwanda to receive a district hospital. The hospital now serves a population of over 400,000 people. Innovative design developed in collaboration with infectious disease specialists from Partners in Health and ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/39782337/too-narrowly-focused-on-placemaking Too narrowly focused on placemaking... Nam Henderson 2012-02-29T14:11:00-05:00 >2012-03-02T00:23:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1h/1hgge3ikodumzxeo.jpg" width="514" height="336" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>You can&rsquo;t just focus on housing and transit in the core of a city, you need to focus on the physical needs of manufacturing, development and the needs that go along with them. That will clearly have a huge effect not only on the city but regional level.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Jason Kambitsis recently interviewed <a href="http://www.brookings.edu/experts/katzb.aspx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bruce&nbsp;Katz, the founding director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program</a>. The two spoke about&nbsp;Katz's belief that optimizing economic structure, not urban form, is the key to revitalizing depressed cities and strengthening thriving ones.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/36230364/the-yin-and-the-yang-of-corporate-innovation The Yin and the Yang of Corporate Innovation anthony dong 2012-01-29T17:56:00-05:00 >2012-01-30T10:53:17-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7i/7iglwa5h8t51o8kx.jpg" width="190" height="234" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>....breakthrough ideas still come from individuals, not committees. &ldquo;There is nothing democratic about innovation."</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/25015664/bjarke-ingels-among-honorees-of-wsj-magazine-s-innovators-of-the-year-awards Bjarke Ingels among Honorees of WSJ. Magazine's Innovators of the Year Awards Archinect 2011-10-24T12:38:00-04:00 >2012-09-19T19:40:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e4/e413902a65d2046964adb01b1ef61d23.jpg" width="300" height="450" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Marc Jacobs will present Katie Grand the award for fashion innovator of the year. Marina Abramovic will accept the award for Ai Weiwei... for best art innovator. Jonathan Safran Foer will present the food innovator award to &mdash; wait for it &mdash; Chipotle founder Steve Ells. Other winners include Elon Musk (technology), Joris Laarman (design) and Bjarke Ingels (architecture). Bill Gates and Warren Buffett got the philanthropy award, but will not be at the ceremony.</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/22718452/printed-paper-photovoltaic-cells Printed Paper Photovoltaic Cells nanoarchitecture 2011-10-04T12:04:00-04:00 >2012-11-13T12:41:54-05:00 <em><p>Researchers from Chemnitz University of Technology and Julius-Maximilians-University of W&uuml;rzburg, in Germany, have presented solar panels that are printed on standard paper. The technology, known as 3PV (3PV stands for printed paper photovoltaics) uses conventional printing methods and standard substrates, like those used for magazines, posters or packaging.</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>