Archinect - News 2015-07-07T07:25:33-04:00 Kinesis Honorable Mention 2013 Burnham Prize Competition NELC 2013-06-24T11:56:00-04:00 >2013-06-24T11:57:50-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This honorable mention was described by the jury as an elegant and sleek design with smart and innovative use of materials and good integration of elements.</p></em><br /><br /><p> KINESIS&nbsp;<br> Chicago BRT iconic stations design<br> Design Team: Natassa Lianou, Ermis Chalvatzis</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Kinesis project, proposes dynamic and iconic light weight structures which land into the city of Chicago and create unique stations for the new BRT network. Since Chicago has a rich architectural and innovative engineering heritage, the BRT stations must consist contemporary statements of Chicago 's on-going evolution. Thus, the design is inspired from the speed and fluidity of contemporary urban life, while it presents a signature statement and brand identity of the BRT operation into Chicago streets.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> The structure is consisted from the solid platform/ground, the roof/tensile membrane and the in-between glazing stripe, where these three elements blend together to produce extra features such as seating areas, ticket turnstiles, recycling bins, real-time passenger info display, landscape. Everything is connected and integrated into a unique design language able to represent the hig...</p> J Mays, Ford's head of vehicle design, discusses his architectural inspirations Archinect 2013-06-04T17:00:00-04:00 >2013-06-10T20:24:04-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="413" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As the person in charge of design for Ford's entire vehicle porfolio, Mays looks at architecture a lot. And he's ever mindful of buildings and how they're designed whenever he sets about creating a new car or truck for Ford. What he's learned &mdash; and what he likes&mdash; about architecture, and Chicago architecture in particular, will be his focus when he joins the panel discussion "Big Ideas in Small Places" on Thursday at the Chicago Architecture Foundation.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>