Archinect - News 2017-07-22T03:00:33-04:00 See downtown Los Angeles in Legos Julia Ingalls 2016-10-04T13:15:00-04:00 >2016-10-09T23:41:07-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="327" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Take away the conceptual heft of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris Burden's</a> Metropolis II and substitute in a grade-school love for pre-fabricated plastic building blocks and you'd have something like Jorge Parra Jr.'s eight-years-in-the-making Lego model of Los Angeles, which portrays a detailed swath of the city's downtown. Here's a video tour, including scale-model billboards, a working Metro train, and a faithful representation of its latest skyscraper:</p> Humans and other things that nest Nam Henderson 2016-05-30T12:42:00-04:00 >2016-05-30T12:42:31-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="474" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When I talk about small spaces, I&rsquo;m not talking about photogenic shelters constructed from found materials by Silicon Valley billionaires. I am not talking about cabin porn. I am talking about the universal human instinct to burrow, regardless of your personal dimensions.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Molly Young penned a&nbsp;Letter of Recommendation: for Tiny Spaces. She opens by noting that many of the homes she grew up in, shared a commonality - "<strong>smallness</strong>".</p><p>On a related note, earlier this year <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;pointed out&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Tiny House Fantasy</a>.</p> Protests pay off as Hadid alters Tokyo stadium Alexander Walter 2014-07-08T13:17:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T19:13:53-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="382" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Zaha Hadid Architects has admitted it has made changes to its design for the stadium that will be the centrepiece of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. The firm has faced hostility in Japan with critics complaining that the proposed 80,000-seat stadium is too big, too costly and clashes with Tokyo&rsquo;s urban planning. At the weekend, 500 protestors marched around the existing National Stadium to demonstrate over plans to replace it with Hadid&rsquo;s proposal [...].</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Hadid’s stadium for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games ‘to be scaled back’ Archinect 2013-10-25T20:11:00-04:00 >2014-07-08T13:23:33-04:00 <img src="" width="620" height="413" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Six months after the Japanese government approved Hadid&rsquo;s proposals, the country&rsquo;s parliament has signalled a reverse in its support. Hakubun Shimomura, the minister in charge of education, sports and science, said that the New National Stadium would cost 300 billion yen (&pound;1.8 billion) to build and that was &ldquo;too massive a budget&rdquo;. The design of the 80,000-seat stadium will be preserved but Mr Shimomura said: &ldquo;We need to rethink this and scale it down.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>