Archinect - News 2014-10-23T06:28:03-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/104789294/asia-s-richest-man-is-building-hong-kong-apartments-barely-bigger-than-a-prison-cell Asia’s richest man is building Hong Kong apartments barely bigger than a prison cell Alexander Walter 2014-07-22T14:32:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T14:34:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2a/2aa49054f58711b93a1ccebfaee39139.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Li&rsquo;s development company Cheung Kong will start selling &ldquo;micro-apartments&rdquo; for between HK$1.94 and HK$2 million ($250,000 to $260,000) a unit on July 26. The 196 mini flats, part of a larger development (pdf) of 1,071 units, are among the cheapest in Hong Kong and less than 200 square feet, or around 18 square meters. The smallest of the apartments come with usable area of just 177 sq. ft, including a 97 sq. ft living room, a 13 sq. ft kitchen and a 31 sq. ft bathroom.</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/94964157/thousand-dollar-house-million-dollar-view Thousand dollar house, million dollar view Alexander Walter 2014-03-05T15:29:00-05:00 >2014-03-10T21:24:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/47/476b138ffbc0153d2175856b852b4aae.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New homes in America are a lot bigger than they used to be. In fact since 1950 they've doubled in size, to an average about 2,500-square feet per home. And a bigger home generally uses more energy. So one college professor is attempting to trash some of our ideas about home ownership, by sleeping in a six-by-six-foot dumpster. [...] this month, Wilson moved into a sanitized recycling dumpster on the Austin, Texas, campus of Huston-Tillotson University.</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/86069178/micro-housing-by-donghyun-kim-second-prize-entry-for-international-architectural-thesis-award-2013 Micro Housing by Donghyun Kim - second-prize entry for International Architectural Thesis Award 2013 Justine Testado 2013-11-08T14:32:00-05:00 >2014-09-01T23:56:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m2/m2y7zqhaur99sas1.jpg" width="514" height="245" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Donghyun Kim, an architectural designer who graduated from Cornell University, recently won second place in the Residential category for RE-THINKING THE FUTURE's International Architectural Thesis Award. [...] Kim's "Micro Housing" proposal is a response to New York City's changing demographics of shrinking housholds and also the lack of ground-level residential housing space.</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/78863184/editor-s-picks-327 Editor's Picks #327 Nam Henderson 2013-08-07T11:36:00-04:00 >2013-08-07T11:54:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3r/3rtqvdbz9ii5bkz1.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;Editorial Manager for Archinect,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/78446579/the-science-fiction-of-never-built-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reviewed</a> the exhibit <a href="http://aplusd.org/exhibitions-future/neverbuilt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Never Built: Los Angeles</a>,&nbsp;currently on display at the Architecture and Design Museum in L.A.&nbsp;She concluded "<em>When Los Angeles appears so often but rarely as itself, Andersen&rsquo;s piece honors the city&rsquo;s ability to be a kind of transforming icon -- each destination in conversation with its inhabitants.&nbsp; It's impossible to know exactly what Los Angeles would be like today were these projects successful, but that isn't the point of "Never Built" -- it captures the collective consciousness of a city in the unrealized language of iconic architecture</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sp/sp9t2o43ms3orqb4.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2p/2p3kyw8jdxbst6os.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/justine.testado" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Justine Testado</a>&nbsp;Archinect&rsquo;s Editorial Intern <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/78386180/cardborigami-designed-to-help-the-homeless" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">highlighted the work of CARDBORIGAMI&trade;</a>, an effort started by Tina Hovsepian to "<em>provide temporary, transitional shelter and connections to social services to help get people off the streets</em>".&nbsp;Her Cardborigami shelter is currently on display at the Berkshire Museum's latest exhibit, "<a href="http://berkshiremuseum.org/exhibitions/paperworks-the-art-and-science-of-an-extraordinary-material/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PaperWorks: The Art and Sc...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/75830098/editor-s-picks-321 Editor's Picks #321 Nam Henderson 2013-06-25T11:32:00-04:00 >2013-07-06T07:48:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/od/odsqt7zhyfjcv4nt.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> For the latest edition of the Student Works: series Archinect featured work by <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/74780159/student-works-ai-aa-athens-aa-istanbul-visiting-schools-2013" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">two AA Visiting Schools one held in Athens &amp; the other in Istanbul</a>.&nbsp;Completed prior to the recent <strong>OccupyGezi</strong> unrest, Noise De-Former (one of the projects from the Istanbul school) "<em>aimed to materialize the fluctuating noise levels in Taksim Square by creating an interface which can regulate noise, enabling a more comfortable environment for the public resting in Gezi Park</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r4/r40s8uqvtxtzeih1.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br> Inspired by a recent discussion re: the Influence of Robert Venturi on Louis Kahn&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>;&nbsp;highlighted&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/75520385/the-influence-of-robert-venturi-on-louis-kahn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a significant thesis by then Master of Science in Architecture candidate Sam Rodell in Washington State University completed in 2008. In the thesis Mr. Rodell</a>, "<em>considers the question of how Louis Kahn&rsquo;s development as an architect was shaped by the influences of Robert Venturi. The personal and professional interaction between these two historically significant architects began late in Kahn&rsquo;s career and early in Ven...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/74321801/results-of-denver-s-micro-housing-ideas-competition Results of Denver’s Micro Housing Ideas Competition Alexander Walter 2013-05-31T19:42:00-04:00 >2013-08-21T14:11:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/of/of7hposyz17eseyj.jpg" width="514" height="436" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Denver Architectural League recently announced the winners of their Micro Housing Ideas Competition as well as seven formal recognitions. Inspired by a concern about the lack of innovation in Denver's existing multi-family housing market where many banal apartment, townhome and condo complexes continue to be built, this competition offered designers an opportunity to engage in reinventing the notion of "responsible affordable housing" with an emphasis on regenerative design.</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>