Archinect - News 2015-11-29T10:59:58-05:00 London Garden Bridge will track visitors' phone signals, submitted plan says Alexander Walter 2015-11-11T04:00:00-05:00 >2015-11-11T12:16:07-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Visitors to the garden bridge in London will be tracked by their mobile phone signals and supervised by staff with powers to take people&rsquo;s names and addresses and confiscate and destroy banned items, including kites and musical instruments, according to a planning document. [...] Caroline Pidgeon [...] said she feared the bridge was following &ldquo;a worrying trend of the privatisation of public places, where the rights of private owners trump those of ordinary people&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London Garden Bridge wins new supporters with revised funding deal</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Further legal setbacks for London Garden Bridge</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cheeky "A Folly for London" winners announced</a></li></ul> London Garden Bridge wins new supporters with revised funding deal Justine Testado 2015-11-02T19:34:00-05:00 >2015-11-05T21:21:28-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The controversial and seemingly doomed plan for a garden bridge over the Thames in London could be resurrected after the group behind the project reached an agreement with council officials over the level of public funding. On Monday...a joint announcement by Lambeth...and the Garden Bridge Trust said negotiations would resume after a deal to limit the money Transport for London (TfL) would have to pay towards construction to &pound;10m, from an original &pound;30m.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><p><a title="London's Garden Bridge endangered by public funding shortfall" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's Garden Bridge endangered by public funding shortfall</a></p><p><a title="As Garden Bridge procurement process is headed for review, London group claims that 30 new parks could be funded instead" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As Garden Bridge procurement process is headed for review, London group claims that 30 new parks could be funded instead</a></p><p><a title="Satirical &ldquo;Folly for London&rdquo; competition mocks Garden Bridge project" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Satirical &ldquo;Folly for London&rdquo; competition mocks Garden Bridge project</a></p><p><a title="Zaha Hadid, Piers Gough, other leading cultural figures criticize Heatherwick's London Garden Bridge" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid, Piers Gough, other leading cultural figures criticize Heatherwick's London Garden Bridge</a></p><p>You can find more previous news on the Garden Bridge <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Say goodbye to the Sixth Street Viaduct along the L.A. River at ForumFest 2015, Oct. 25 Justine Testado 2015-10-15T20:43:00-04:00 >2015-10-24T15:29:27-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The L.A. Forum for Architecture and Urban Design is partying along the Los Angeles River for ForumFest 2015, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bridge. Tunnel. Channel.</a>, happening at the Sixth Street Bridge tunnel on Sunday, October 25.</p><p>ForumFest highlights the historic Sixth Street Viaduct as a signifier of change in the city. The viaduct will be demolished in the coming weeks and be replaced by a new bridge by Michael Maltzan Architecture.</p><p>Enjoy a festive evening of DJs, live music, food and trucks, and artistic and musical surprises&nbsp;&mdash; all while supporting the L.A. Forum!</p><p>The party will feature temporary installations by architects and designers in the Forum&rsquo;s 2015 Out There Doing It series: Typical Office (Duygun Inal and Ben Warwas); LA-BOR (Jia Gu and Jonathan Crisman); and PAR (Jennifer Marmon).</p><p>Jai &amp; Jai Gallery (Jomjai and Jaitip Srisomburananont) will also present a curated series of video works by Chris Gassaway, Devin Gharakhanian, Nick Korody, Juanito Olivarria, Tomas Koolhaas, Akiko Yamashita, and art by Mik...</p> China opens 590-foot-high glass-bottom bridge Alexander Walter 2015-09-28T13:28:00-04:00 >2015-09-28T13:52:08-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The recently completed span is a glass walkway suspended a stomach-flipping 180 meters (590 feet) above a sheer drop in China's central Hunan Province. Haohan Qiao, as it's known in Chinese, is the latest in a series of glass-floored attractions to open in China and the rest of the world. Each of the glass panes is 24 millimeters thick and 25 times stronger than normal glass. Hunan is due to open another glass bridge later this year in the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon area [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">China announces world's longest and highest glass bridge</a></p> Olafur Eliasson opens ship-themed pedestrian bridge in Copenhagen Alexander Walter 2015-08-24T12:18:00-04:00 >2015-08-25T19:09:30-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A pedestrian bridge designed by Olafur Eliasson has opened in Copenhagen, inspired by the Danish-Icelandic artist's childhood in Iceland. Reminiscent of sailing boats, Cirkelbroen, or circle bridge, is made of five circular platforms in different sizes, each with its own "mast", according to Danish foundation Nordea-fonden [...]. Spanning the Danish capital's Christianshavn canal, the bridge, some 40 meters-long (131 feet), has a section that swings open to allow boats to pass through.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Olafur Eliasson in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson Wants You to Design Utopia (Out of Legos)</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson turns Louisiana MoMA into a 'Riverbed'</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson receives 2014 McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT</a></li></ul> Follow the yellow wooden road into Rotterdam's new Luchtsingel pedestrian park Justine Testado 2015-07-14T19:46:00-04:00 >2015-07-18T14:01:20-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Rotterdam recently welcomed <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Luchtsingel</a>, a communal endeavor to spruce up the long-neglected Hofplein neighborhood in the heart of the city. Locally based architecture practice <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zones Urbaines Sensibles</a> (ZUS) devised The Luchtsingel in 2011. The focal point of the emerging "three-dimensional cityscape" is a nearly 400-meter wooden pedestrian bridge that was largely built from crowdsourced funds, accompanied by a network of refurbished public spaces.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"<em>Based on the idea of Permanent Temporality, the Luchtsingel introduces a new way of [city-making]. This means using the city's evolutionary character and existing forms as a starting point. Therefore, we have developed new instruments for design, financing, and planning,</em>" said ZUS partner Elma van Boxel in a statement.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The project gained traction when ZUS set up the "I Make Rotterdam" crowdfunding campaign for the bridge. The campaign sold over 8,000 boards painted in a&nbsp;hard-to-ignore shade of yellow inscribed with the supporter's name...</p> Amsterdam could get a new 3D-printed bridge built by robots Justine Testado 2015-06-17T18:57:00-04:00 >2015-06-19T13:04:51-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>MX3D, a research and development startup company, will use robots to 3D print a pedestrian bridge across one of Amsterdam&rsquo;s canals. The versatile six-axis robotic arms will &lsquo;draw&rsquo; steel structures in 3D, starting from one side of the canal and building across until it reaches the other end. The robot will also print its own support, which allows it to work autonomously. The location of the bridge will be announced soon and construction is set to commence in 2017.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a title="New Googleplex will be built by robots" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Googleplex will be built by robots</a></p><p><a title="Liquid metal discovery paves way for shape-shifting robots" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Liquid metal discovery paves way for shape-shifting robots</a></p><p><a title="Robot gives a helping hand as Taubman College breaks ground on new school addition" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robot gives a helping hand as Taubman College breaks ground on new school addition</a></p><p><a title="Self-Folding Robot Based on Origami" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Self-Folding Robot Based on Origami</a></p><p><a title="Gensler LA wants to use drones to alleviate the scale limits of 3D printing" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gensler LA wants to use drones to alleviate the scale limits of 3D printing</a></p> The Pulaski Skyway tells the tale of America's aging highway system Alexander Walter 2015-06-16T13:49:00-04:00 >2015-06-16T15:59:36-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Just north of Newark, New Jersey, the Pulaski Skyway became the country&rsquo;s first so-called &ldquo;superhighway&rdquo; &mdash; a 3.5-mile raised roadway running over the top of some of the most heavily industrialized property in the country. [...] In infrastructure terms, the Pulaski is what&rsquo;s called &ldquo;functionally obsolete,&rdquo; meaning it doesn&rsquo;t meet modern design standards &mdash;and the money being spent to fix it up won&rsquo;t change that.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> What's causing the Bay Bridge's steel to corrode so rapidly? Alexander Walter 2015-06-15T14:45:00-04:00 >2015-06-16T17:33:14-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="329" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This relatively low-tech method is among a battery of tests that materials scientists are using to determine why several anchor rods securing the newest portion of the San Francisco Bay Bridge, the region&rsquo;s busiest, failed their earthquake inspections. The first alarms sounded in 2013, when seismic tests found 32 faulty rods. They&rsquo;d been sitting in a large pool of water, corroding.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bolts along Bay Bridge bike path fail</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">After $6.4 Billion, San Francisco Bridge Remains a Mess</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Time-Lapse of San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Construction</a></li></ul> China announces world's longest and highest glass bridge Alexander Walter 2015-05-26T19:03:00-04:00 >2015-06-01T22:01:13-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Zhangjiajie, a scenic national park in the country's Hunan province, is set to open the world's longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge in July. Spanning two cliffs in the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon area, it will stretch 430 meters (1,410 feet) long and 6 meters (20 feet) wide, hovering over a 300-meter (984-foot) vertical drop. In comparison, the Grand Canyon Skywalk in the United States is 21 meters (69 feet) in length and stands 219 meters (718 feet) above the canyon floor.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Further legal setbacks for London Garden Bridge Alexander Walter 2015-04-22T17:37:00-04:00 >2015-04-22T17:39:11-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Campaigners opposed to the planned Garden Bridge over the River Thames in London have won the right to challenge a council's approval for it. The judicial review of Lambeth Council's decision to give planning permission for the &pound;175m bridge will be heard in June. Questions were raised about bridge's funding and its impact on views across the river of St Paul's Cathedral.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Let the fighting begin: London Garden Bridge faces legal challenge</a></p> $90K feasibility study proposed for Puget Sound bridge made from decommissioned aircraft carriers Justine Testado 2015-04-13T17:52:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T19:01:45-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The bridge, should it be built, would be about a mile long. It would span Sinclair Inlet, connecting Bremerton and Port Orchard, about 15 miles west of Seattle. Today, it&rsquo;s a 10-mile, often traffic-clogged, drive between the towns. Rep. Jesse Young, whose district includes these two towns, thinks using an old carrier or two would make a fine tourist attraction and tribute to the military.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Would you cross these bridges? Check out a few Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge entries for London's River Thames Justine Testado 2015-02-24T20:44:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T21:46:05-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="519" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As part of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area Planning Framework</a>, London's Borough of Wandsworth has its sights on constructing a new pedestrian bridge across the River Thames, between the two very distinct districts of Nine Elms and Pimlico. Quite evidently, the teams currently in the Nine Elm to Pilmico Bridge competition aren't holding back their imaginations.</p><p>Launched this past December, the competition invited multidisciplinary teams worldwide to conjure up a design concept that would serve as a basis for the final design of the bridge for construction -- if the project <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">even gets to that point</a>. The competition organizers state on their website that they're not looking for a specific design, but rather the best team that shows the strongest capability of designing the landmark bridge.</p><p>Out of the 74 schemes from Stage One, we picked out a few that caught our attention:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br>&uarr; Scheme 70</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br>&uarr; Scheme 60</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br>&uarr; Scheme 62</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br>&uarr; Scheme 04</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br>&uarr; Scheme 43</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br>&uarr; Scheme 08</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br>&uarr; Scheme 80</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br>&uarr; Scheme 10</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br>&uarr; Scheme 29</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br>&uarr;...</p> Let the fighting begin: London Garden Bridge faces legal challenge Alexander Walter 2015-02-17T13:57:00-05:00 >2015-02-19T21:08:34-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A legal challenge is being launched in the High Court against plans to build a garden bridge over the River Thames in central London. A south London resident claims Lambeth Council unlawfully granted planning permission for the &pound;175m bridge. Michael Ball, from Tulse Hill in Lambeth, fears its impact will be "devastating". Lambeth Council said the bridge would potentially benefit "both the local and wider London economy".</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> London's Garden Bridge: not so public after all Alexander Walter 2014-11-19T14:30:00-05:00 >2014-11-20T20:37:19-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] the bridge will be closed at night, won't allow entry to cyclists or groups of 8 or more without prior booking, and will ocassionally be closed off for fundraising events. Right. So less a public bridge than a privately-managed tourist attraction, then. [...] The east of London, on the other hand, could actually use another crossing, with or without limits to access</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's Garden bridge: 'It feels like we're trying to pull off a crime'</a></p> NY Footbridge Bounces Too Much, Must be Closed Nicholas Korody 2014-10-05T12:27:00-04:00 >2014-10-08T18:51:23-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A wooden catwalk based on a trail bridge, the 450-foot-long structure, which begins north of the Brooklyn promenade in Squibb Park, bounced gently as it was walked upon, delighting residents and park visitors alike. But over time, the subtle bounce &mdash; part of the design &mdash; became more pronounced, then worrisome... On Friday ... park officials said that Squibb Park Bridge, which cost $5 million, would remain closed until spring as engineers continued to study its movements.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Why Portland Is Building a Multi-Modal Bridge That Bans Cars Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-20T14:44:00-04:00 >2014-08-21T19:51:42-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Tilikum Crossing is the nation's first multi-modal bridge that will be off-limits to private automobiles. It will carry MAX light rail trains (the impetus for construction) as well as Portland's streetcar line and city buses, and of course pedestrian and bike lanes on both sides&mdash;but no cars. [...] "Transit has a huge impact on urban planning. I mean, if you look at our city, it was designed around streetcars. On some level, it has to be part of their DNA."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> London's Garden bridge: 'It feels like we're trying to pull off a crime' Alexander Walter 2014-06-24T13:11:00-04:00 >2015-01-02T13:17:57-05:00 <img src="" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Take one voguish designer, one national treasure and one icon-hungry mayor and what do you get? A floating forest across the Thames. But can anyone actually say what the &pound;175m garden bridge is for?</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> From Tower Bridge to Sydney Harbour, welcome to China's city of clones Alexander Walter 2014-06-03T13:21:00-04:00 >2014-06-03T13:27:22-04:00 <img src="" width="460" height="307" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Suzhou is like many Chinese cities. It has a historic core, including nine Unesco world heritage sites, as well as many beautiful gardens, waterways and temples. [...] But Suzhou has also embarked on another fascinating project: urban mimicry. From Venetian-style &ldquo;water town&rdquo; districts to Dutch-style suburban living, Suzhou hosts what journalist Bianca Bosker calls &ldquo;original copies&rdquo;: simulations of western landmarks. The city is fast becoming China&rsquo;s city of clones.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Colossal Bavarian Castle Set To Open In Dalian, China</a></p></li><li><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chinese secretly copy Austrian town</a></p></li></ul> 11th Street Bridge Park competition in Washington D.C. shortlists six teams for phase one Justine Testado 2014-05-06T20:24:00-04:00 >2014-05-06T20:25:22-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="291" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Six teams of architects and landscape architects are still in the running for the 11th Street Bridge Park competition in Washington D.C. The nationwide competition is hunting for the best design to transform an old freeway bridge into D.C.'s first elevated park: the 11th Street Bridge Park.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Out of more than 40 teams and 80 firms that responded to an open call for submissions this past March, the jury selected the phase-one finalists -- who have all formed into the following interdisciplinary teams below:</p><ul><li>Balmori Associates / Cooper, Robertson &amp; Partners</li><li>Piet Oudolf with Glenn LaRue Smith/PUSH Studio / WXY architecture + urban design</li><li>OLIN / OMA</li><li>Stoss Landscape Urbanism / H&ouml;weler + Yoon Architecture</li><li>Wallace Roberts &amp; Todd (WRT) / NEXT Architects</li><li>Workshop: Ken Smith Landscape / Davis Brody Bond</li></ul><p>More info about the competition can be found on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Ruined bridges of Italy reconceived as vertical cities of the future Archinect 2014-04-28T18:43:00-04:00 >2014-05-06T22:13:50-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designed to be an autonomous community, the top of the bridge would serve as a pedestrian walkway with a section cordoned off for cars. Below, self-sustaining residences, shops, and leisure centers would be built into the bridges' support structures. The concept imagines residents living comfortably in the neighborhoods created within the upside-down towers, all while enjoying the view of the Calabrian countryside.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 0 bths, 1 br – great views! Vagrants hole up on Manhattan Bridge Archinect 2014-04-14T17:06:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T18:57:55-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="558" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One of the coffin-sized living spaces &mdash; which have been built into the bridge frame near the Manhattan entrance &mdash; is secured with a flimsy bike lock and bolted to a metal beam by its inhabitant. The pods are built into the underside of the upper deck, below car traffic but above the subway and bike lanes. To reach his makeshift studio, the bridge dweller &mdash; a stocky, neatly dressed Chinese man in his 40s &mdash; climbs a chain-link fence to a nook above the bike lane, witnesses said.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Artists pine for pieces of old Bay Bridge Archinect 2014-02-26T14:14:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T20:55:36-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="336" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For 76 years, the gray steel eastern span of the Bay Bridge was cursed and reviled but mostly just taken for granted. [...] At least two groups of artists and architects have mounted campaigns to spare some of the steel from the recyclers so that they can transform it into artworks that might include a home, a public gathering space and an Airbnb rental space - with a view of the new Bay Bridge.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winners of the Bay Bridge House Student Design Competition</a></p></li><li><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rethinking The Bay Line</a></p></li></ul> Winning ideas announced for the Hormuz Bridge International Competition Justine Testado 2014-02-24T17:50:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T20:01:43-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The results are out for the Gulf Architecture Biennial's Hormuz Bridge International Competition. The open ideas competition invited entrants to propose designs for a bridge or other connective structure to link both sides of the Hormuz Strait in the Persian Gulf. Three winners and four honorable mentions were awarded. Eighteen additional entries will be included in the first volume of Gulf Architecture Biennial and publically displayed.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>First Prize: XXXXXX02 or The Frozen Leviathan by Matteo Mannini</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br><strong>Second Prize:&nbsp; A CITY FOR THE STRAIT: The Hormuz Federation by Edourad Champalle</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Third Prize: Backbone of Strait of Hormuz by Chien Bang Wong</strong><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br><strong>Honorable Mention: Global Security Pipeline by Nick Axel</strong><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Honorable Mention: Jeser El Amwaj by Dhaval Gadani, Louis Peragallo, Christian Pereda</strong><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br><strong>Honorable Mention: Rail Reef by Triple O Studio</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Honorable Mention: Moses Highway by Andriy Vyshnevskyi, Vitaliy Kozlov, Bogdan Krutsko, Orest Galan</strong><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>Learn more about each proposal on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> OCEAN+CITY - ONE Prize 2013 Stormproof competition entry Justine Testado 2013-12-18T13:38:00-05:00 >2013-12-18T15:57:33-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="168" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designed for the Atlantic resort Ocean City on the coast of Maryland, "OCEAN+CITY" by Will Belcher, Joey Hays, Chris Landau, and Henry Moll is an entry the team submitted to this year's ONE Prize: Stormproof competition. Participants in the international competition had to propose smartly designed resilient cities ready to face the challenges of severe climate conditions.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of OCEAN+CITY.</em></p> Cantilevered footbridge proposal in Pafos, Cyprus by EP Architects Justine Testado 2013-11-12T20:29:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T21:34:14-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="389" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Elina Pattichi of Cypriot firm EP Architects shared with us the competition-winning proposal of a cantilevered footbridge in Pafos, Cyprus, which earlier this year, received Special Judges&rsquo; Recognition in the 2013 MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Awards.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> NEXT wins international bridge competition for Meixi Lake near Changsha capital in China Justine Testado 2013-11-06T18:01:00-05:00 >2013-11-06T18:05:48-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="311" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>NEXT architects from Amsterdam and Beijing recently won first place in a bridge design competition for Meixi Lake near the Changsha capital in Hunan, China. The new bridge is a major part of a development project for the new Dragon King Harbor River district.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Winners of the Bay Bridge House Student Design Competition Justine Testado 2013-10-31T19:58:00-04:00 >2013-11-04T22:14:21-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="728" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With a total of 73 entries from 37 schools around the world, the winners have finally been revealed for the Bay Bridge House Student Design Competition. Architecture and design students had to develop a modern, self-sustainable house made from the scraps of the soon-to-be-demolished eastern span of the historic Oakland Bay Bridge in the California Bay Area.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The winners are:</p> <ul><li> <strong>Overall:</strong> "Hanging House" by Lee Ka Chun and Ngan Ching Ying (The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture)</li> <li> <strong>Board Members winner: </strong>"An Invisible Triangle" by Qazi Shamsud Tamzeed (Chittagong University of Engineering &amp; Technology)</li> <li> <strong>Community Vote: </strong>"The Bay Bridge House&rdquo; by Romain Caba (University of Kansas / National superior school of architecture of Paris Val de Seine, France)</li> <li> <strong>Honorable Mention:</strong> "Reclaimed Lookout" by Chris Bennett (Harvard GSD)</li> <li> <strong>Honorable Mention: </strong>"Pier House" by Kate&#345;ina Krupi&#269;kov&aacute; and Gabriela Kr&aacute;lov&aacute; (AAAD)</li> </ul> Angelenos: save the historic Figueroa-Riverside Bridge and preserve it for future park use Archinect 2013-10-28T17:45:00-04:00 >2013-10-28T17:45:42-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The communities and neighborhoods along the LA River in the Northeast of Los Angeles have traditionally had poor access to parks and open space. The Riverside Bridge is an opportunity to immediately transform the bridge span into a park to enjoy recreationally and to connect the Glassell Park and Cypress Park communities to the Greater Los Angeles area. It is also an opportunity for extending the LA River Greenway Trail to Downtown Los Angeles and to Pasadena for bicyclists and pedestrians.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The “O” bridge proposal by Chris Precht and Alex Daxböck for Salford Meadows Bridge Competition Justine Testado 2013-10-15T18:44:00-04:00 >2013-10-22T16:46:27-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="323" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Chris Precht of penda / Vienna and Alex Daxb&ouml;ck sent us their recent project titled the "O", an elliptically shaped bridge proposal for the RIBA-sponsored Salford Meadows Bridge International Design Competition. For their entries, participants had to design a pedestrian bridge for Salford, England -- one of the fastest growing areas in the Manchester City Region. The winning bridge design will stand as a unique and iconic landmark for the site.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>