Archinect - News 2016-08-29T23:24:24-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149958832/what-kind-of-housing-will-shigeru-ban-s-tallest-timber-hybrid-add-to-vancouver What kind of housing will Shigeru Ban's "tallest timber hybrid" add to Vancouver? Julia Ingalls 2016-07-20T12:50:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T01:29:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i1/i1lnnq42wurquppf.jpg" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Details are scant, there's only one rendering, and yet according to on-the-nose-named developer PortLiving, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950549/a-video-tour-of-shigeru-ban-s-aspen-art-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shigeru Ban</a> has designed the world's tallest timber hybrid apartment complex. Called Terrace House, the sloping glass-encased, timber-framed, concrete and steel-cored building will eventually tower over Vancouver's waterfront. No word on whether this apartment complex will be adding affordable units or more luxury condominiums to Vancouver's bracingly expensive <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126953722/another-case-of-poor-door-for-proposed-vancouver-high-rise" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">housing market</a>.</p><p>For more on the resurgence of timber as chic building material:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945987/future-sustainable-skyscrapers-will-be-made-of-wood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future sustainable skyscrapers will be made of...wood?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143912781/world-s-tallest-wooden-skyscraper-at-least-for-now-under-construction-in-vancouver" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World&rsquo;s tallest wooden skyscraper (at least for now) under construction in Vancouver</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131408316/rise-of-the-wooden-skyscrapers-where-all-you-need-is-a-giant-allen-key-to-put-it-together" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rise of the wooden skyscrapers: "Where all you need is a giant allen key to put it together."</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149951811/the-optical-illusion-behind-copenhagen-s-bryggeblomsten-residential-tower The optical illusion behind Copenhagen's Bryggeblomsten residential tower Julia Ingalls 2016-06-15T13:43:00-04:00 >2016-06-20T13:08:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1t/1tnxrvhg64f6gp3c.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With a floor plan designed around the concept of petals furling outward from a flower's stem the anodized bronze-toned aluminum and glass&nbsp;tower known as&nbsp;Bryggeblomstem ("the Brygge Flower"), has been granted the&nbsp;"Best Residential Building" award by the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135028638/olafur-eliasson-opens-ship-themed-pedestrian-bridge-in-copenhagen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Copenhagen</a>&nbsp;Municipality. The 8,100 square foot, 15-floor, 58-unit apartment building designed by&nbsp;Mangor &amp; Nagel architects&nbsp;makes use of natural light to create well-illuminated apartments with views of the city, the harbor, and the surrounding landscape.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qe/qerb3agea801wq9k.jpg"></p><p>In a press release, the architects stated that they purposefully rotated the floor plans&nbsp;thirty degrees relative to each other to increase the number of corners and corresponding vertical lines, thus using an optical illusion to make the building appear taller than it actually is.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/04/04lbaw63pgnidkwp.jpg"></p><p>Claus J&oslash;rgensen, creative director and architect at Mangor &amp; Nagel's Copenhagen office, noted that&nbsp;"I'm really pleased with our floor plan design. The result is some extremely well-appointed apartments that ar...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947436/inside-the-zaha-hadid-designed-50-million-high-line-penthouse Inside the Zaha Hadid-designed $50 million High Line penthouse Julia Ingalls 2016-05-25T14:00:00-04:00 >2016-06-02T01:07:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pz/pz0teexe9oivb3t8.jpg" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The cherry atop 520 West 28th, Penthouse 37 contains five bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms, including a corner master suite with two windowed dressing rooms and his-and-hers baths nestled on its lower level, which also houses three guest en-suite bedrooms, a utility room, and a wet bar.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Running at a little over $7,269 a square foot, Zaha Hadid's one and only <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/145736562/liz-diller-gets-high-discussing-the-high-line-s-development-with-christopher-hawthorne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High Line</a>-adjacent luxury penthouse design features a sinuous metal exterior with floor to ceiling glass windows between 10th and 11th avenues in Chelsea.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106323/ismael-leyva-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ismael Levya Architects</a> worked with Zaha Hadid Architects to create the 39-unit condominium, which offers starter units at $25 million.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4e/4en41taxlhvfbjwj.jpg">&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e9/e98noesdix20rtsu.jpg"></p><p>The latest on Zaha Hadid Architects:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945845/to-thrive-post-zaha-koolhaas-says-zha-should-emulate-high-fashion-brands" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">To thrive post-Zaha, Koolhaas says ZHA should emulate high fashion brands</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941758/zha-after-zaha-patrik-schumacher-on-zaha-and-what-s-next-for-the-firm-on-archinect-sessions-61" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ZHA after Zaha: Patrik Schumacher on Zaha and what's next for the firm, on Archinect Sessions #61</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944678/hans-ulrich-obrist-and-etel-adnan-remember-zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hans Ulrich Obrist and Etel Adnan remember Zaha Hadid</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/142358854/an-apartment-boom-grows-in-brooklyn An apartment boom grows in Brooklyn Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-12-01T13:07:00-05:00 >2015-12-15T01:34:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/90/9030ndrjwxywum9u.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New York&rsquo;s Kings County is likely to have the most new apartment units delivered in 2016 of any submarket in the U.S., by Axiometrics&rsquo; estimation. Some 6,073 units have been identified for delivery in Brooklyn next year as of Nov. 16, a huge increase from the 969 that came to market this year. [...] renters are able to pay the submarket&rsquo;s average effective rent of $3,823 (asking rent minus concessions), according to October apartment data.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More news from the borough:</p><ul><li><a title="First rendering revealed for Brooklyn's first skyscraper" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140807613/first-rendering-revealed-for-brooklyn-s-first-skyscraper" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First rendering revealed for Brooklyn's first skyscraper</a></li><li><a title="How an &quot;egalitarian incubator&quot; music venue hopes to revive Brooklyn's art scene" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132953936/how-an-egalitarian-incubator-music-venue-hopes-to-revive-brooklyn-s-art-scene" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How an "egalitarian incubator" music venue hopes to revive Brooklyn's art scene</a></li><li><a title="Work finally resumes at Brooklyn's modular prefab tower" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118430633/work-finally-resumes-at-brooklyn-s-modular-prefab-tower" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Work finally resumes at Brooklyn's modular prefab tower</a></li><li><a title="The Chinese government is building affordable housing in Brooklyn" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/116117898/the-chinese-government-is-building-affordable-housing-in-brooklyn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Chinese government is building affordable housing in Brooklyn</a></li><li><a title="Life After Brooklyn" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107404399/life-after-brooklyn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Life After Brooklyn</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/125363205/blair-kamin-not-impressed-by-chicago-s-latest-housing-developments Blair Kamin not impressed by Chicago's latest housing developments Alexander Walter 2015-04-15T15:28:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T21:11:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mh/mheqgnmdftyh8bn5.jpg" width="514" height="184" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This is a tale of two new West Loop high-rises and what they say about Chicago's apartment building boom, which has restored construction cranes to the skyline but has yet to give us architecture with a capital "A." The buildings &mdash; the underwhelming Arkadia Tower in Greektown and the better-than-average JeffJack Apartments west of Union Station &mdash; are the latest products of the construction surge [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Different city, similar lament:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125204801/jeff-sheppard-calls-downtown-denver-s-new-housing-developments-meaningless-uninspiring" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jeff Sheppard calls downtown Denver's new housing developments "meaningless, uninspiring"</a>. Is <em>bland</em> the new dogma?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/94364358/should-tenants-pay-for-earthquake-retrofitting-costs Should tenants pay for earthquake retrofitting costs? Justine Testado 2014-02-25T20:17:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T20:03:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kt/ktkzoex8gkerc25m.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The city of Los Angeles is considering a proposal from Councilman Bernard Parks that would pass the cost of retrofitting apartment buildings on to tenants. Currently, only 50% of major renovation costs may be passed along to tenants, with landlords and building owners paying the cost of retrofitting.</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/88595906/nl-architects-completes-b05-kuifje-in-nieuw-crooswijk-rotterdam NL Architects completes B05 “Kuifje” in Nieuw Crooswijk, Rotterdam Justine Testado 2013-12-11T12:29:00-05:00 >2013-12-11T13:07:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/97/97sk80qv8d4uia82.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After three years of construction, NL Architects' B05 Kuifje is now complete. Nicknamed Tintin, B05 is located in Nieuw Crooswijk, a residential area near the city center of Rotterdam and the Kralingse Bos park. With its "deformed" silhouette, Tintin was constructed as part of an urban plan by West 8 to redevelop the area into a distinct cityscape.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Here are a few photos of "Tintin":<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qx/qxuzo4429ivfgccm.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9t/9tt5vf2mawn7k4e7.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4l/4lzjlf3sywt7lyz0.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>Photos by Luuk Kramer.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/77196760/downtown-brooklyn-s-residential-boom-adds-height-lacks-good-looks Downtown Brooklyn's Residential Boom Adds Height, Lacks Good Looks jldailey618 2013-07-16T18:44:00-04:00 >2013-07-22T19:18:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4k/4k31ffs5hsrmmfma.jpg" width="514" height="278" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The last several years have seen a series of tall towers sprout from the Downtown Brooklyn skyline, but [...] these new edifices leave much to be desired in the looks department. The title of the borough's tallest building keeps passing from one development to the next, but none of these buildings&mdash;the Brooklyner, 388 Bridge Street, or Avalon Willoughby West, to name a few&mdash;offer any architectural integrity.</p></em><br /><br /><p> A little of the less-than-beautiful Downtown Brooklyn buildings that are dominating the borough's skyline, from tallest to shortest.</p>