Archinect - News 2014-09-19T20:09:56-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/105576807/weekly-news-round-up-for-july-28-2014-exploding-pipelines-and-contentious-museums Weekly News Round-Up for July 28, 2014: Exploding pipelines and contentious museums Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-04T14:58:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T20:19:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2s/2sjlbh17oilmbq9c.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Friday, August 1</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105555911/gas-pipelines-explode-in-taiwan-city-killing-24" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gas Pipelines Explode in Taiwan City Killing&nbsp;24</a>: The cause of the propene pipeline explosion is <a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/taiwan-gas-blasts-likely-caused-by-faulty-pipe-1406964902" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">still unknown</a>, but officials noticed irregularities in the pipe's flow hours beforehand, without investigating further.</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105555912/jacko-s-neverland-ranch-is-up-for-sale-at-50-75m" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jacko's Neverland Ranch is up for sale at $50-75M</a>: Michael Jackson's Disneyland-esque compound in Santa Barbara was handed back to Tom Barrack's Colony Capital in 2008, when Jackson was heavily in debt. With $5M in annual upkeep, Colony Capital is now selling the property.&nbsp;</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105555322/plans-approved-for-damien-hirst-s-village-on-the-british-coast" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Plans approved for Damien Hirst's village on the British coast</a>: Hirst will collaborate with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.rundellassociates.com/practice-profile" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects Rundell Associates</a>&nbsp;on the 75-home city. Renderings are surprisingly conventional when compared to <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For_the_Love_of_God" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hirst's work</a>.</li></ul><p><strong>Thursday, July 31</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105478813/new-renderings-of-what-will-replace-grafitti-art-mecca-5pointz-emerge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Renderings of What Will Replace Grafitti Art Mecca 5Pointz Emerge</a>: Unsurprisingly, it's two residential towers: with some mixed-use space on the ground floor, and 20% affordable housing. Designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/HTO-Architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HTO Architect</a>, the buildings will have some space set asid...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/105329323/long-beach-moves-forward-on-southern-california-s-first-freeway-removal-project Long Beach Moves Forward on Southern California’s First Freeway Removal Project Alexander Walter 2014-07-29T15:27:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T21:56:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1a/1af6608c6ace3aed01c610575368dc35.jpg" width="510" height="587" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s been named one of the top &ldquo;Freeways Without Futures&rdquo; in the nation and described as a &ldquo;perfect example of obsolete infrastructure.&rdquo; [...] Now, nearly half a decade later, the project to remove a large portion of the Terminal Island (TI) Freeway in West Long Beach has officially gone out to bid in an RFP with an estimated bid value of $225K. It marks a major event in Southern California&rsquo;s urban design history, being the first freeway removal project [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104866476/the-forgotten-history-of-l-a-s-failed-freeway-revolt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Forgotten History of L.A.'s Failed Freeway Revolt</a></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/79384074/gwynne-pugh-urban-studio-selected-to-revitalize-half-block-of-long-beach Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio Selected to Revitalize Half Block of Long Beach Studio J 2013-08-13T17:19:00-04:00 >2013-08-19T19:20:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vp/vpfov6xz3b3yehbg.jpg" width="410" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p> <p> FA&Ccedil;ADE IMPROVEMENT TO INVIGORATE HALF BLOCK OF LONG BEACH</p> <p> Long Beach, CA, August 12, 2013</p> <p> The City of Long Beach is revitalizing a half-block in need of an upgrade at the corner of Long Beach Blvd. and Anaheim Street across from the Blue Line.</p> <p> Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio (GP-US) was selected to complete a full fa&ccedil;ade improvement for four consecutive buildings. The renovation will provide significant visual and aesthetic improvements, upgrade, strengthen and unify the block to reinvigorate it as a desirable pedestrian oriented environment.&nbsp; Team members include EGG Office for signage. The design will involve local artists to enliven this urban area at the pedestrian level with color and public art.&nbsp; This project is another urban design element to help invigorate the neighborhood. The project is being funded by a Community Block Development Grant.</p> <p> Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio has a successful and long standing relationship with the City of Long Beach as well...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78986131/long-beach-officials-top-600-foot-long-great-wall-of-mulch Long Beach officials top 600-foot-long 'Great Wall of Mulch' Archinect 2013-08-08T13:36:00-04:00 >2013-08-14T11:56:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/10/10c861cf45af06b3fb83d7eba52a7a9e.jpg" width="514" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It is, first and foremost, a visual and sound buffer placed between residents and the diesel trucks rumbling along the 103 Freeway to and from the Port of Long Beach. But the wall, two fences stuffed with mulch generated from Long Beach tree trimmings, is also environmentally friendly; it will eventually be seeded with trees and shrubs that will leech vehicle exhaust from the air and transform the pollution into oxygen.</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>