Archinect - News 2017-07-26T00:52:10-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150018139/mad-designs-a-futuristic-new-campus-for-faraday-future MAD designs a futuristic new campus for Faraday Future Nicholas Korody 2017-07-18T12:15:00-04:00 >2017-07-20T21:07:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7o/7otljcinrayri2y6.jpg" width="650" height="867" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Appropriate to its sci-fi ambitions and branding, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/730858/faraday-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Faraday Future</a> has enlisted <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1276712/mad-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAD</a> to design a new campus that suggests &ldquo;extraterrestrial objects capable of de-familiarizing employees and prospective clients with the status quo of the contemporary automotive market.&rdquo;</p> <p>Sited on Mare Island in Northern California, the campus will cover approximately 130,000 square meters, of which 20,000 square meters will be buildings. Specifically, the campus features two low, metallic structures as well as a &ldquo;user experience center&rdquo; comprising a sculptural reflective tower. From its heights, clients can watch as their car is transported from a warehouse to an exhibition hall via an elevated light rail. Non-client visitors will also be able to visit the experience center.</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/d8/d8ksm3n7ecc8fzdn.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/d8/d8ksm3n7ecc8fzdn.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Image Courtesy of MAD Architects</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ul/ulrl5swroqqvo64j.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ul/ulrl5swroqqvo64j.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Image Courtesy of MAD Architects</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/8r/8rj9govqhfzkybq7.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/8r/8rj9govqhfzkybq7.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Image Courtesy of MAD Architects</figcaption></figure><p>The site, which used to be a naval base, will have a double-height facility punctured by a series of internal courtyards, intended to ser...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98036137/china-censors-sci-fi-film-about-hong-kong-s-political-and-social-anxieties China censors sci-fi film about Hong Kong's political and social anxieties Justine Testado 2014-04-14T16:56:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T17:03:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qd/qdvc6ivj0vjth6ul.jpg" width="650" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The video reveals Hong Kongers&rsquo; anxieties over political and social issues, such as their increasingly crowded and materialist city and the growing numbers of mainlanders since the city's transfer from the United Kingdom to China in 1997. It sends the opposite message of a very common view among mainlanders, that without China's economic support, Hong Kong would have been dead long ago.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"Hong Kong Will Be Destroyed After 33 Years" is a nearly seven-and-a-half minute video by local film studio G.V.A Creative. Set in present-day Hong Kong, the city has become the target of an approaching meteor expected to hit in 2047 -- the year when the Special Administrative Region of China ceases to have separate laws from mainland China. As nearly two-thirds of the population abandons the city, the city is reborn despite its doom.</p><p>You can watch the entire film below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/80689668/architecture-publication-clog-releases-gorgeous-sci-fi-issue Architecture publication CLOG releases gorgeous "SCI-FI" issue Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-08-30T19:48:00-04:00 >2013-09-02T19:52:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jw/jwwov81ndy9l5lf9.jpg" width="612" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rod Serling, creator of the 1950s television series "The Twilight Zone", defined science fiction as "the improbable made possible." The same might be said for the practice of architecture. After all, architects by trade conceive of spaces, places, and worlds that do not (yet) exist. Furthermore, the ability to make the improbable possible is held in especially high regard today and is oftentimes what defines an architectural practice as &ldquo;innovative&rdquo; in the first place.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Contemporary architecture publication <a href="http://www.clog-online.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CLOG</a> has released its seventh issue, <em>SCI-FI</em>. In the digital glow of the internet age, architectural discourse has become both bountiful and ephemeral, oftentimes muddling the lay of the land. In response, &ldquo;CLOG slows things down. Each issue explores, from multiple viewpoints and through a variety of means, a single subject particularly relevant to architecture now. Succinctly, on paper, away from the distractions and imperatives of the screen.&rdquo;<br> With its precise curation and focused content, CLOG&rsquo;s <em>SCI-FI</em> examines the mutually-affecting relationship between architecture and science fiction in a variety of ventures. <em>SCI-FI&nbsp;</em>honors this &ldquo;two-way artistic influence between architecture and science fiction&rdquo; while provoking readers to consider future architectural aesthetics and the aesthetics of futurism. Previous issues have showcased themes surrounding BIG, Apple, and Brutalism. <em>SCI-FI</em> features over forty contributors from the architecture world ...</p>