Archinect - News 2015-01-30T15:11:19-05:00 How Better Glass Can Save Hundreds of Millions of Birds a Year Alexander Walter 2014-11-18T13:58:00-05:00 >2014-11-20T17:47:34-05:00 <img src="" width="160" height="120" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In fact, as many as 600 million birds die in window collisions in the U.S. and Canada every year, scientists estimate. [...] A growing awareness of the threats to bird populations has prompted new laws and voluntary guidelines in cities from Toronto to San Francisco. Along with "green" building programs, these new rules are spurring demand for bird-friendly glass among architects, glass manufacturers, and their clients.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Winners of URBAN ANIMAL: 2012 Animal Architecture Awards Alexander Walter 2012-09-06T19:10:00-04:00 >2012-09-11T09:34:05-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ned Dodington, founder of, today announced the winners of the 2012 Animal Architecture Awards. This year's competition, titled "URBAN ANIMAL", called for designs that reshape, expand and redefine the context of urban thought and space while keeping in mind the needs (and possible benefits) of synanthropic species &mdash; wild animals that &ldquo;live near, and benefit from, an association with humans and the somewhat artificial habitats that humans create around them&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p> See also: Bat Cloud, the top award winner, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previously in the Archinect News</a>.</p> Making glass fly with birds Archinect 2011-10-31T16:35:55-04:00 >2011-10-31T16:36:09-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Retrofitting their home to eliminate feathered fatalities has worked for Brophy and Lutz. But a growing chorus of bird enthusiasts are advocating avian-friendly architecture at the design stage as the best prevention. It's a national movement that started in Chicago and has spread to other major cities, including the Twin Cities.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Animal Architecture Awards 2011 - The Winners Alexander Walter 2011-08-15T13:53:08-04:00 >2011-08-17T09:27:42-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winning entries for the 2011 Animal Architecture Awards have just been announced. Now in its third year, the award contest "All Creatures Great &amp; Small" invited critical and unpublished essays and projects to address how architecture can mediate and encourage multiple new ways of species learning and benefiting from each other - or as the organizers call it, to illustrate cospecies coshaping.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>