Archinect - News 2017-07-22T07:08:20-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149985681/hyperloop-one-announces-35-semifinalists-in-17-countries-for-its-global-challenge Hyperloop One announces 35 semifinalists in 17 countries for its global challenge Julia Ingalls 2017-01-10T12:58:00-05:00 >2017-01-15T15:28:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nt/ntjlwuy428zfvfu9.jpg" width="650" height="357" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Whether you envisioned Hyperloop One as an overhyped pneumatic tube or an inventive way to transport cargo and/or passengers, 35 teams from 17 countries around the world have just been announced as semifinalists in the contest to create working transit corridors for the technology. The 35 proposed routes are sited in countries including Argentina, Poland, Australia, India, the U.K. and the U.S. (the full list is below). Finalists will be announced in May after three global showcase events where each team has the chance to demonstrate how their proposal will economically benefit their region. The showcases will be held in New Delhi on February 28th, Washington D.C. on April 6th, and London on April 27th. Twenty of the proposals currently have governmental or other funding sources already lined up.&nbsp;</p><p>Corridors in&nbsp;the semifinalist round include:<br>AR Buenos Aires-Cordoba<br>AU Sydney-Melbourne<br>CA Ontario (cargo)<br>CA Toronto-Montreal<br>CA Vancouver (cargo)<br>CH Shanghai-Hangzhou<br>DE Autobahn<br>EE Tallin-Helsi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149982571/manila-s-new-wavy-mixed-use-tower-opens-in-the-city-s-booming-financial-district Manila's new "wavy" mixed-use tower opens in the city's booming financial district Justine Testado 2016-12-13T17:12:00-05:00 >2016-12-17T22:04:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z8/z8gdlbyiegxyx3vl.jpg" width="650" height="974" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Despite recent geopolitical&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149976141/despite-recent-territorial-disputes-over-the-south-china-sea-a-chinese-company-has-been-awarded-a-major-contract-to-build-artificial-islands-off-the-coast-of-the-philippines" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">tensions</a>, The Philippines is projected to have one of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941912/connectivity-matters-most-in-global-urban-economic-growth" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">fastest-growing economies</a>&nbsp;in the world, and one seeming indicator of that is the increasing number of tall corporate towers &mdash; some with, uh, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100729279/daniel-libeskind-s-60-story-century-spire-breaks-ground-in-metro-manila-philippines" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">distinctive</a> designs &mdash; that are sprouting up throughout Metro Manila. Another one of those developments is the newly opened City Center Tower, a mixed-use building that will house the Philippine headquarters for major tenants like Google, Filipino telecommunications giant Globe Telecom, and&nbsp;American healthcare companies.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cx/cxra3ln2tn0c0cws.jpg"></p><p>Designed by Brooklyn-based&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/www.cazarch.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carlos Arnaiz Architects</a> (CAZA), who also has an office in Manila, the 30-story tower was completed this month in the booming Bonifacio Financial District. The building also features three floors of commercial retail and a rooftop restaurant. The building distinguishes itself by the "organic wave pattern" on its exterior facade, formed by a series of concentric circles that extend across the horizontal axes of each flo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964824/trudeau-stakes-canada-s-economic-growth-on-architects Trudeau stakes Canada's economic growth on architects Julia Ingalls 2016-08-23T14:09:00-04:00 >2016-09-01T23:05:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/79/79z5c1qcugh4i0me.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With the U.S. presidential election coming up, a few Americans are considering moving to Canada, a move that actually might be lucrative if you're an architect. Responding to the forces of globalization, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is aiming to inject new economic life into his country by investing in traditionally brainy industries like architecture and accounting, as reported in this <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2016-08-22/trudeau-s-cure-for-canada-s-slump-architects-and-accountants" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bloomberg News</a> article:</p><p><em>So if manufacturers won't do the heavy lifting, who will?</em></p><p><em>Enter Diamond. The world-renowned architect employs 180 people, including 140 architects, in an airy but respectfully renovated early 20th-century building in Toronto&rsquo;s Fashion District. It was Canada&rsquo;s education system that brought him to the country&mdash;he set up the post-graduate architect program at the University of Toronto in 1966&mdash;but his eye has always been turned outwards.</em></p><p>For more on architectural employment tips/trends:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/135648933/the-architecture-job-application-hints-suggestions-from-employers-part-ii" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architecture Job Application Hints &amp; Suggestions from Employers: Part II</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/126838476/what-s-the-hottest-new-job-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What's the h...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950492/manchester-s-economic-boom-threatens-its-cultural-identity Manchester's economic boom threatens its cultural identity Ellen Hancock 2016-06-09T07:27:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T00:17:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t0/t0qgru627fczcu5p.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Last year, Greater Manchester&rsquo;s economy outgrew that of inner-city London. Further devolution of powers from Whitehall are about to be realised, and the campaign for the title of first elected mayor of Greater Manchester has picked up pace. However, Manchester is also about to contend with the capital in other ways. A major housing crisis lurks, and a growing deficit of office space needs to be dealt with. To make amends, Manchester&rsquo;s skyline is heading for dramatic change.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more article concerning the housing crisis spreading across UK cities:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149947731/to-live-in-london-you-can-t-be-a-londoner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">To live in London you can't be a Londoner</a></li><li><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149947505/london-fails-to-achieve-any-targets-for-affordable-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London fails to achieve any targets for affordable housing</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149945984/architects-design-the-house-of-tomorrow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects design &lsquo;the house of tomorrow&rsquo;</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941912/connectivity-matters-most-in-global-urban-economic-growth Connectivity matters most in global urban economic growth Justine Testado 2016-04-22T13:57:00-04:00 >2016-05-05T00:42:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kk/kkd9bk4i1tqudk8c.jpg" width="640" height="425" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Cities are mankind&rsquo;s most enduring and stable mode of social organization, outlasting all empires and nations over which they have presided...it is not population or territorial size that drives world-city status, but economic weight, proximity to zones of growth, political stability, and attractiveness for foreign capital. In other words, connectivity matters more than size. Cities thus deserve more nuanced treatment on our maps than simply as homogeneous black dots.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Global strategist Parag Khanna gives his outlook on the economic future of the world's megacities.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940957/connectivity-not-territory-why-we-need-to-make-a-new-map-for-the-us" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Connectivity, not territory: why we need to make a new map for the US</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941744/how-neoliberalism-is-changing-us-for-the-worse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How neoliberalism is changing us (for the worse)</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149364523/these-are-the-most-economically-distressed-cities-in-the-united-states" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">These are the most economically distressed cities in the United States</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132349164/beijing-s-challenges-to-become-the-center-of-jing-jin-ji-a-supercity-of-130-million-people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beijing's challenges to become the center of Jing-Jin-Ji &mdash; a supercity of 130 million people</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/148835364/how-chicago-s-reviving-chinatown-is-building-upon-its-history How Chicago's reviving Chinatown is building upon its history Justine Testado 2016-02-23T21:02:00-05:00 >2016-02-29T01:05:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5v/5vhf2dv7v9i6puk8.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Most modern Chinatowns are serving less as a singular manifestation of Chinese-American life than as a central gathering place for people to experience Chinese culture...And indeed, Chinatowns themselves were often built on the ground of former ethnic enclaves that had organically dissolved...But as Chicago&rsquo;s Chinatown demonstrates, this is not a predictable story. More than a hundred years after its founding, the neighborhood has a dynamism that can&rsquo;t be neatly scripted.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As Chinatowns across the U.S. succumb to gentrification and shifting cultural preferences, writer Anna Clark spotlights the particular booming growth and expansion taking place in Chicago's Chinatown.</p><p>More in relation to urban growth:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145128860/shocker-new-york-tops-list-of-most-expensive-cities-for-construction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shocker: New York tops list of most expensive cities for construction</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143132832/how-l-a-can-reboot-its-creative-economy-so-artists-can-actually-live-in-town" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How L.A. can reboot its "creative economy" so artists can actually live in town</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140944999/a-closer-look-at-the-often-complicated-relationship-between-placemaking-and-gentrification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A closer look at the often complicated relationship between placemaking and gentrification</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140828555/how-one-urban-planner-is-helping-revamp-a-miami-suburb-without-gentrification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How one urban planner is helping revamp a Miami suburb "without gentrification"</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/89235035/gmp-to-design-new-urban-development-in-shenzhen-china gmp to design new urban development in Shenzhen, China Justine Testado 2013-12-19T19:32:00-05:00 >2013-12-19T19:33:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5n/5nvbknh9n1ix2t0l.jpg" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architecture firm von Gerkan, Marg, and Partners won a large commission earlier this week to design a new urban development in Shenzhen, China. The 45-hectare project is part of an economic plan that China developed for the area.</p></em><br /><br /><p> "It comprises a transportation hub including five underground railway stations, a border control point and numerous commercial areas. Above ground there will be a range of tower blocks of different heights with apartments, shops and offices to form multi-functional city quarters."<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5n/5nvbknh9n1ix2t0l.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dx/dx5vu51j7ju0057p.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>Images &copy; gmp</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86454739/aiany-to-host-archinomics-discussion-on-nov-21 AIANY to host “Archinomics” discussion on Nov. 21 Justine Testado 2013-11-13T15:26:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T21:33:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zi/zith6y63zqbl3bja.jpg" width="650" height="147" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Join the discussion on <em><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/archinomics_effects_of_predicted_global_economic_growth_on_th/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinomics: Effects of Predicted Global Economic Growth on the Architecture Profession</a></em> on Thursday evening, Nov. 21 at <a href="http://cfa.aiany.org/index.php?section=center-for-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Center for Architecture</a> in New York City.</p> <p> Hosted by the <a href="http://aiany.aiany.org/index.php?section=committees&amp;prrid=27" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIANY Global Dialogues Committee</a>, the two-hour discussion examines which countries are expected to experience the most economic growth and its effects on architectural global practice by the year 2020 and beyond. The event invites all architects, developers, and economists to share their opinions.</p> <p> Attendants will get to engage on this pressing topic with featured speakers that include:</p> <ul><li> <strong>Joseph Brancato</strong>, AIA, Managing Principal, Gensler Architects</li> <li> <strong>Giles Wrench</strong>, Managing Director international Desk, Jones Lang Lasalle</li> <li> <strong>Jesse M Keenan</strong>, Research Director, Center for Urban Real Estate, Columbia University</li> <li> <strong>Patrice A. Derrington</strong>, Chair, Global Real Estate Development Program, NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate</li> </ul><p> Archinomics is related to the exhibition <em><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/practical_utopias_global_urbanism_in_hong_kong_seoul_shanghai_singapore_and/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Practical Global U...</a></em></p>