Archinect - News 2014-07-29T10:52:02-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/105259431/what-the-future-looks-like-to-north-koreans-who-have-never-left What The Future Looks Like To North Koreans Who Have Never Left Archinect 2014-07-28T17:47:00-04:00 >2014-07-29T08:36:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/90/909db09da3110adf8b5e9b0208941462.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] One of its latest projects: Inviting a North Korean architect to imagine the future of local design for travel. The Jetsons-style results include hovercraft hotel rooms and cone-shaped mountain villas connected by ski slopes. Nothing looks like it would be that out of place in a 1950s magazine, down to details like an old-fashioned rotary phone. This is what the future looks like to someone living in a place that's been cut off from the rest of the world since 1948.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The project <em>Utopian Tours</em>, initiated by English-born landscape architect turned Beijing-based North Korea tour operator <a href="http://koryogroup.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nick Bonner</a>, was part of the Korean Peninsula&rsquo;s &ldquo;Crow&rsquo;s Eye View&rdquo; pavilion for the 2014 Venice Biennale (<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100533391/details-into-the-korean-peninsula-s-crow-s-eye-view-pavilion-for-the-2014-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previously on Archinect</a>).</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104798959/a-glimpse-of-evolo-s-latest-book-digital-parametric-architecture A glimpse of eVolo's latest book, "Digital & Parametric Architecture" Justine Testado 2014-07-22T18:09:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T18:53:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/59/59jglvtxh758p5nx.jpg" width="514" height="410" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From the creators of the popular <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96120397/2014-evolo-skyscraper-competition-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skyscraper Competition</a>, you can now get your hands on a copy of <a href="http://evolo.us" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eVolo</a>'s latest book, "Digital &amp; Parametric Architecture".</p><p>This 312-page book dives into the "architecture of the future"&nbsp;&mdash; from the development of the latest digital tools to how they are utilized in a variety of digitally designed and fabricated projects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oh/oh6xihyyml1saqse.jpg"></p><p>"Digital &amp; Parametric Architecture explores the development of the latest digital tools including advance-modeling software and computer aided design in the production of architecture. It is a journey through the most fascinating projects, digitally designed and fabricated, during the second decade of the 21st century. "</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n7/n7z5j3sij9chh1t1.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p7/p797av08f37cc5m6.jpg"></p><p>"The book highlights the use of these technologies to explore tectonic operations such as sectioning, folding, contouring, and tessellating. A wide variety of projects that range in scale and location offer an insight into the architecture of the future."</p><p>You can purchase the book <a href="http://shop.evolo.us/product/evolo-06-digital-parametric-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96120397/2014-evolo-skyscraper-competition-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 eVolo Skyscraper Compet...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104403024/illustrator-renders-new-york-skyline-in-2020 Illustrator Renders New York Skyline in 2020 Nicholas Korody 2014-07-17T14:55:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T18:12:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cg/cgmqjos33rn9vbmi.jpg" width="514" height="387" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>While YIMBY recently revealed Extell&rsquo;s Nordstrom Tower, the first glimpse lacked a perspective of the structure&rsquo;s impact on the broader Midtown skyline. Now, with the help of illustrator Armand Boudreaux, YIMBY has fresh images of the skyscraper&rsquo;s position on the skyline, including nearby developments like 220 Central Park South, 111 West 57th Street, 432 Park Avenue, and 53 West 53rd Street.</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> http://archinect.com/news/article/103863117/a-look-at-the-results-of-the-canactions-2014-user-generated-kyiv-competition A look at the results of the CANactions 2014 “User-generated Kyiv” competition Justine Testado 2014-07-10T14:27:00-04:00 >2014-07-10T14:41:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2g/2gblm64pweru23w6.jpg" width="514" height="677" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ukraine's largest architectural event CANactions held its 2014 ideas competition, whose theme was "User-generated Kyiv". Based on reinforcing the valuable idea that a city is shaped by its citizens, the competition sought architectural ideas to help Kiev further develop towards the ideals of creativity, peace, justice, and of course, happiness.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a look at the three top-prize winning entries:</p><p>Pictured above: <strong>1st prize:</strong> connecTABLE by Anna Dobrova, Dima Isaiev, Dasha Zaichenko,Daryna Bagachuk, Anna Kamushan (Vienna, Austria).</p><p><strong>2nd prize:</strong> POP-UP KIEV by Polina Timofeeva, Galyna Tolkachova, Pavel Bartov (Perm, Russia).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9x/9x32bt8ebr7866xh.jpg"></p><p><strong>3rd prize: </strong>Reload the symbols by Kateryna Bokatova and Frederic Vincent (Bordeaux, France).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hd/hdelp6wqsulv2b8e.jpg"></p><p>Head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/results_of_canactions_user-generated_kyiv_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> for more details.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/101170641/signs-from-the-near-future Signs from the near future Paul Petrunia 2014-06-05T14:44:00-04:00 >2014-06-10T19:30:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ap/apbqnvs36t08hjr2.jpg" width="514" height="374" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://signsfromthenearfuture.tumblr.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A new Tumblr</a> showcases predictions of signage in our future.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100516426/stars-in-their-eyes-architects-and-scientists-mull-designs-for-ark-in-space Stars in their eyes: architects and scientists mull designs for ark in space Alexander Walter 2014-05-27T13:23:00-04:00 >2014-06-02T22:25:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6f/6f990959f7414cbe478fa750ead6276f.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architects, designers and scientists have joined forces to explore the technologies needed to build a spacecraft that could be launched within the next 100 years and sustain human life for generations. Early designs for the ship envisage a giant 15km-wide ball filled with soil that will support complex ecosystems of microbes, plants and animal life. Rather than building homes on top of the soil, humans will live within, carving out rooms in a network of connected burrows.</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> http://archinect.com/news/article/98843725/the-first-look-at-how-google-s-self-driving-car-handles-city-streets The First Look at How Google's Self-Driving Car Handles City Streets Alexander Walter 2014-04-28T14:15:00-04:00 >2014-04-28T17:03:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/66/66b6c3aa5d9cffa6f52964de5da8506c.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The vehicle's early life was confined almost entirely to California highways. Hundreds of thousands of test miles later, the car more or less has mastered the art &mdash; rather, the computer science &mdash; of staying in its lane and keeping its speed. So about a year and a half ago, Google's team shifted focus from the predictable sweep of freeways to the unpredictable maze of city streets. I was invited along as the first journalist to witness how the car is handling its new urban lifestyle.</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> http://archinect.com/news/article/98262926/winning-designs-of-cambodian-sustainable-housing-competition-now-built Winning designs of Cambodian Sustainable Housing competition now built Justine Testado 2014-04-18T13:45:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T14:42:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dg/dgzm65c2dr8ukpuo.jpg" width="514" height="278" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's a well-known fact that a safe and comfortable home is essential to one's well-being. From Building Trust International's 2013 "The Future of Sustainable Housing in Cambodia" competition, over 600 registered entrants proposed sustainable housing solutions for low-income families in Cambodia. The jury -- which also comprised of the families who moved into their new homes -- chose 3 joint-winning designs recently constructed in Phnom Penh.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The winners are:</p><p><strong>Courtyard House</strong> by <a href="http://www.lumleykoller.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jess Lumley &amp; Alexander Koller</a> (UK)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/og/ogli2i8nj6otkyen.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ky/kyeao9brp6fy06yl.jpg"></p><p><strong>Open Embrace</strong> by Keith Greenwald and Lisa Ekle (USA)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ve/veyhx3moq1nbrs5l.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sb/sbmvvdldsgwz10ch.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jn/jni1yvjlquz72tw1.jpg"></p><p><strong>Wet + Dry House</strong> by Mary Ann Jackson, Ralph Green, Muhammad Kamil &amp; Nick Shearman of <a href="http://www.vdd.com.au" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Visionary Design Development Pty Ltd.</a> (Australia)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0e/0eyrkrukt035ys29.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1y/1y9rsf7q1zkqznm5.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y4/y4ktwj1jku0y5klh.jpg"></p><p>More details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winning_designs_of_cambodian_sustainable_housing_competition_now_built/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>Also check out our recent feature of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97566131/moved-to-care-competition-winners-highlight-the-importance-of-safe-healthcare-for-all" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Building Trust International's "Moved to Care" competition results</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97199699/see-new-york-radically-transformed-in-the-building-tomorrow-exhibition-opening-april-4-in-nyc See New York radically transformed in the “Building Tomorrow” exhibition, opening April 4 in NYC Justine Testado 2014-04-03T20:04:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T23:26:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/10/10tl50f1unno39cq.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Already making weekend plans? If you're based in New York, maybe you ought to stop by the "Building Tomorrow" exhibition opening tomorrow April 4 until April 6 at 168 Bowery in NYC. Presented by BBC.com Future and Terreform ONE, the limited-time public exhibition invites New Yorkers to catch a glimpse of what their city could look like in the next few decades.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The exhibition will be on display at 168 Bowery (corner of Bowery and Kenmare) as follows:</p><ul><li>Friday, April 4 from 12pm-9pm</li><li>Saturday, April 5 from 12pm-9pm</li><li>Sunday, April 6 from 12pm-6pm&nbsp;&nbsp;</li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s7/s7ok0acwn0chihny.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b0/b0mjf41w77lmqdh6.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x8/x8moxdm4sm7fa8d0.jpg"></p><p>See more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/see_new_york_radically_transformed_in_the_building_tomorrow_exhibition_open/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/95056910/wolf-d-prix-reflects-on-raimund-abraham-as-both-friend-and-visionary Wolf D. Prix reflects on Raimund Abraham, as both friend and visionary Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-03-07T11:02:00-05:00 >2014-03-14T14:38:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e6/e6yhzcmr7uie5gn9.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Wolf D. Prix of Coop Himmelb(l)au gave the 4th annual Raimund Abraham memorial lecture this past Wednesday night at SCI-Arc, honoring Abraham with a congenial discussion of his friend and peer&rsquo;s work. When Prix first started Coop Himmelb(l)au over 45 years ago, Abraham served as a strong influence, and the two developed a strong (if not somewhat combative) relationship as co-conspirators and fellow Austrians. Prix&rsquo;s lecture reflected on a variety of Abraham&rsquo;s work, alongside pieces from G&uuml;nther Domenig, Hans Hollein, Walter Pilcher and others.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b5/b5fpxks938m16ls2.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o4/o41kxpo5yg4s8apw.jpg"></p><p>After Eric Owen Moss&rsquo;s introduction, describing both Prix and Abraham as &ldquo;those who lived on an island where no one else lived&rdquo;, Wolf&rsquo;s lecture focused on the lasting futurism of Abraham&rsquo;s work and its continuing relevance in the context of a digital society. While so few of his designs were built, his drawings&rsquo; &ldquo;<em>were</em> architecture -- why do we have to build these buildings if they&rsquo;re already described so perfectly?&rdquo;. Prix touched upon the conce...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91223428/killing-architects-wins-new-generations-film-competition-on-the-future-of-architectural-practice Killing Architects wins New Generations film competition on the future of architectural practice Justine Testado 2014-01-14T15:19:00-05:00 >2014-01-20T18:02:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tl/tl3nug62dxj246lo.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the ongoing discussion of the future of the architectural profession, New Generations has announced the Rotterdam-based firm Killing Architects as the winner of their first competition. All architects and creatives under 40 were invited to submit short films that show innovative forms of architectural practice and their own interpretation of the shifting role of the architect -- in both a construction industry and societal context.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Check out Killing Architects' winning response</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90910949/lessons-from-north-korean-urbanism-pt-2 Lessons from North Korean urbanism, pt. 2 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-10T14:56:00-05:00 >2014-01-13T20:57:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oh/oh1v72hlxhewfipu.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I foresee that major urban spaces of Pyongyang, such as Kim Il Sung Square, will be used as &ldquo;public&rdquo; space with a greater variety of urban activities, such as commercial activities and show events. [...] The last thing that may happen in North Korea, or the thing that should not happen in some sense, is the Chinese model. Considering the scale of the economy and the potential of the North Korean market compared to China, it is hard to picture radical and massive urban development in Pyongyang.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Part two of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90763575/lessons-from-north-korean-urbanism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>NK News</em>' interview with Dongwoo Yim</a> pushes the discussion of North Korean urbanism into the future, comparing potential development methods to those seen in China and South Korea. Focusing on capital Pyongyang, Yim proposes a "Bilbao effect" development strategy that is heavy on catalytic architecture, and soft on strategy -- Pyongyang has very strict development restrictions that keep it from expanding, and will not be remodeling its mass-demonstration public spaces anytime soon.</p> <p> Yim suggests that those spaces can be relevant in a post-dictatorship North Korea, and that they should be re-appropriated rather than razed for their history. How a hypothetical reunification with South Korea would look depends on how North Korean statehood is interpreted, as either autonomous or an infringement on South Korean land. But the prevailing lesson in Yim's interview is that Pyongyang is not going to be another Seoul, Guangzhou or Shenzhen, and will ultimately have to rely on it...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90371592/can-hyperloop-actually-be-built Can Hyperloop Actually Be Built? Archinect 2014-01-03T13:44:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T19:30:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fb/fb2b11668efdec2d573616548a92146f.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For the next year, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design professor Craig Hodgetts and his graduate students will join forces with private and university physicists and engineers at UCLA's cross-disciplinary IDEAS facility in Playa Vista... Hodgetts, who oversaw the acoustical redesign of the Hollywood Bowl, insists Musk's plan is doable.</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> http://archinect.com/news/article/90068032/we-need-to-talk-about-ted We need to talk about TED Archinect 2013-12-30T15:04:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T21:14:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9d/9d94b89042d070fa3ce8fb3273f83d01.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In our culture, talking about the future is sometimes a polite way of saying things about the present that would otherwise be rude or risky. But have you ever wondered why so little of the future promised in TED talks actually happens? So much potential and enthusiasm, and so little actual change. Are the ideas wrong? Or is the idea about what ideas can do all by themselves wrong?</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> http://archinect.com/news/article/83055293/this-pod-hotel-of-1972-offers-a-glimpse-at-the-future-that-never-was This Pod Hotel of 1972 Offers a Glimpse at the Future That Never Was Archinect 2013-09-30T11:35:00-04:00 >2013-09-30T16:11:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/68/68d743ae0f9d5249ceced4caab78122b.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Few cities evoke ideas of the future like Tokyo. When the Nakagin Capsule Tower was built in 1972, it was supposed to mark the Dawn of the Capsule Age. At the time, Japan was preparing for explosive growth fueled by a new economy built on technology and manufacturing. A group of architects from the so-called Metabolism school of architecture, championed by the tower&rsquo;s architect Kisho Kurokawa, believed new structures should be made to grow and adapt organically with the society they served.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://images.cdn.bigcartel.com/bigcartel/product_images/29370275/max_h-1000+max_w-1000/metabolism_1.jpg"></p> <p> Related: <a href="http://shop.archinect.com/product/i-metabolism" target="_blank">I &hearts; METABOLISM</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/79839689/tomorrow-s-cities-do-you-want-to-live-in-a-smart-city Tomorrow's cities: Do you want to live in a smart city? Archinect 2013-08-19T15:02:00-04:00 >2013-08-20T11:53:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9c/9cogl444uwnlmuk5.jpg" width="514" height="460" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>How do you fancy living in a city with which you can interact? A city that acts more like a living organism, a city that can respond to your needs. [...] But how do we get to this smarter future. Who will be monitoring and controlling the sensors that will increasingly be on every building, lamp-post and pipe in the city? And is it a future we even want?</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> http://archinect.com/news/article/79607750/if-you-think-3d-printing-is-disruptive-wait-for-4d If You Think 3D Printing Is Disruptive, Wait for 4D Archinect 2013-08-16T14:46:00-04:00 >2013-08-19T19:29:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4c/4c0002b3bf0e8f494cf8df9f1d96088a.jpg" width="359" height="239" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What 4D printing offers is the opportunity for objects to change, to adapt to their environment, to respond. Earlier this year, Skylar Tibbits, director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Self-Assembly Lab, created a bit of a stir with his talk on 4D printing. &ldquo;We are looking at the ability to program physical and biological materials to change shape, change properties and even compute outside of silicon-based matter,&rdquo; Mr. Tibbits told the TED conference in February.</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> http://archinect.com/news/article/77773292/microsoft-announces-a-new-smart-home-os Microsoft Announces A New Smart Home OS Archinect 2013-07-23T20:47:00-04:00 >2013-07-29T20:22:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d1/d1i3baq1f6v29hnt.jpg" width="514" height="297" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Engineers from Microsoft have made a new operating system which could enhance the control of the smart home. The new software will become a platform for making apps for &ldquo;installation&rdquo; to flats and houses which are furnished with different electronics and household appliances.</p></em><br /><br /><p> This software is available at <a href="http://lab-of-things.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">lab-of-things.com</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/77696004/psfk-s-future-of-home-living-experience-opens-today-in-nyc PSFK's Future of Home Living Experience opens today in NYC Justine Testado 2013-07-23T12:40:00-04:00 >2013-07-23T15:53:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nk/nk1kzneyns88g9dm.jpg" width="514" height="387" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> PSFK, the popular creative think-tank that runs <a href="http://psfk.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PSFK.com</a>, will be hosting its Future of Home Living Experience in the new 101 building in Chelsea, New York beginning on July 23, 2013.</p> <p> Carefully curated by the PSFK team, this free interactive exhibit invites everyone who wants to explore the future of modern home design and urban living. Visitors will be able to explore more than 70 upcoming ideas, products, and design inspiration as well as other special events and tours.</p> <p> Everything featured in the 5,000 square-foot exhibition space will focus on the unifying design concept of conveying Equilibrium, being On-Demand, and being Adaptive for the constantly evolving lifestyle of the 21st-century urban dweller.</p> <p> Visitors can pre-register for free at <a href="http://psfk-home-living-exhibition.eventbrite.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://psfk-home-living-exhibition.eventbrite.com</a>/</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/76251969/the-future-is-here-a-new-industrial-revolution-coming-to-london-s-design-museum “The Future Is Here: A New Industrial Revolution” Coming to London’s Design Museum Alexander Walter 2013-07-01T18:53:00-04:00 >2013-07-08T21:20:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0q/0qyoedbk5otcg3qu.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This summer, the Design Museum in London will be offering a glimpse into the future of fabrication and manufacturing with The Future Is Here: A New Industrial Revolution, a major new exhibition about the sweeping changes in manufacturing that are transforming our world.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Related news on Archinect:</p> <ul><li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/74724612/the-race-to-build-the-first-3d-printed-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The race to build the first 3D-printed building</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/74593063/3d-printing-expert-lists-the-reasons-why-he-thinks-the-technology-is-overhyped" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3D printing expert lists the reasons why he thinks the technology is overhyped</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/74178365/an-insider-s-view-of-the-myths-and-truths-of-the-3-d-printing-phenomenon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An Insider's View of the Myths and Truths of the 3-D Printing 'Phenomenon'</a></li> </ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/74724613/how-the-u-s-government-waged-war-against-the-house-of-tomorrow How the U.S. Government Waged War Against the House of Tomorrow Archinect 2013-06-06T19:06:00-04:00 >2013-06-11T09:07:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/91/91375a9e808cf5661f3bcd0726e3ff29.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Trade organizations and builders of all stripes joined in the call for a tamping down of public expectations &mdash; especially those that might get cut out of the new modern style of construction. You see, plastic and glass and steel were the future. And since wood wasn't exactly presented as the building material of tomorrow, organizations like the Arkansas Soft Pine Bureau were happy to contribute by advising the industry to tone it down...</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> http://archinect.com/news/article/73718013/the-too-smart-city The too-smart city Archinect 2013-05-22T20:01:00-04:00 >2013-05-27T16:47:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4d/4dddec61c172e4c914515cfecb5f3a89.jpg" width="514" height="147" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We&rsquo;re already building the metropolis of the future&mdash;green, wired, even helpful. Now critics are starting to ask whether we&rsquo;ll really want to live there.</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> http://archinect.com/news/article/73567232/post-capitalist-city-4-move-winning-projects POST+CAPITALIST CITY 4#Move - Winning Projects Alexander Walter 2013-05-20T14:30:00-04:00 >2013-05-22T23:32:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uq/uq3txc37wlk7w5bv.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The international ideas competition series POST+CAPITALIST CITY has announced the winners of its last quarter, 4#Move. Previous installments focused on the issues of 1#Shop, 2#Work, and 3#Live.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously:</p> <ul><li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/68460042/post-capitalist-city-3-live-winning-projects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">POST+CAPITALIST CITY 3#Live - Winning Projects</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/61253149/post-capitalist-city-2-work-winning-projects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">POST+CAPITALIST CITY 2#Work - Winning Projects</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/59564818/post-capitalist-city-1-shop-winning-projects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">POST+CAPITALIST CITY 1#Shop - Winning Projects</a></li> </ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/73309423/what-is-the-future-of-the-library What is the future of the library? Archinect 2013-05-16T18:36:00-04:00 >2013-05-21T19:07:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d6/d63d3db70b59300b91fad4c7f8c07506.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For the first time since Henri Labrouste (1801-1875), currently the subject of an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, formulated the conception of the new, democratic library, the central library is fighting for survival. The relevance of these gloriously inflated book boxes is being questioned in an age that looks to the Internet for its intellectual resources.</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> http://archinect.com/news/article/72714152/cities-of-the-future-built-by-drones-bacteria-and-3-d-printers Cities Of The Future, Built By Drones, Bacteria, And 3-D Printers Nam Henderson 2013-05-08T12:43:00-04:00 >2013-05-13T18:54:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cf/cfxkoqjl9aor9uoh.jpg" width="514" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>*This screed is awesomely entertaining and full of cool links, even though it&rsquo;s almost entirely implausible..There&rsquo;s also the occasional built-from-scratch Brasilia. So, some people might build a city like this in some central-planned, high-tech rush, before realizing that urban drones, bacteria, and 3DPrinters are fated to become as old-fashioned and pokey as swoopy, Space Age Brasilia is right now. - Bruce Sterling</p></em><br /><br /><p> As part of the <a href="http://www.fastcoexist.com/section/futurist-forum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Futurist Forum</a> series, Chris Arkenberg composed some vignettes, suggestive of how urban architecture(s) could transform from than the rigid construction methodologies of today, the result being that "<em>Architecture will lose its formal rigidity, softening and flexing and getting closer to the life we see in plants</em>".</p> <p> h/t Bruce Sterling <a href="http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond/2013/05/architecture-fiction-urban-drones-bacteria-and-3dprinters/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/70941019/overdrive-l-a-constructs-the-future-1940-1990 Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990 Archinect 2013-04-09T18:11:00-04:00 >2013-04-10T19:42:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a0/a067153acd2bda735fce0ba9b523e7bc.jpg" width="514" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This exhibition charts L.A.&rsquo;s rapid transformation into one of the globe&rsquo;s most influential industrial, economic and creative capitals. From its ambitious freeway network and sleek coffee shops, to its dynamic cultural destinations and experimental residences, the vast metropolis&rsquo;s rich yet often underappreciated built environment is reexamined, promising new insight into the region&rsquo;s development and impact as a vibrant laboratory for cutting-edge design.</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> http://archinect.com/news/article/69883148/no-robots-in-our-homes-but-many-predictions-about-2013-come-true No robots in our homes, but many predictions about 2013 come true Alexander Walter 2013-03-22T12:44:00-04:00 >2013-03-25T12:43:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7y/7y9ykn43b3cc8mrs.jpg" width="514" height="666" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The April 3, 1988, magazine's cover illustration showed bubble-shaped cars traveling in "electro lanes" on a double-decked, high-rise-lined 1st Street in downtown's Civic Center area. The cover's headline was "L.A. 2013: Techno-Comforts and Urban Stresses &mdash; Fast Forward to One Day in the Life of a Future Family."</p></em><br /><br /><p> To read the 1988 Los Angeles Times Magazine's future prediction, DOCUMENT: 1988 'L.A. 2013' essay, <a href="http://documents.latimes.com/la-2013/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/65962267/winners-of-transiting-cities-low-carbon-futures-competition Winners of Transiting Cities - Low Carbon Futures Competition  Alexander Walter 2013-01-21T14:42:00-05:00 >2013-01-29T09:10:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lk/lkxmb431vepcc7v5.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A few days ago, we published one of the finalist entries of the international design ideas competition, Transiting Cities - Low Carbon Futures. The competition was open [...] to develop innovative visions for Latrobe City, in eastern Victoria, Australia to make the transition from a singular economy dominated by the power industry (coal mining and electricity generation) into a diversified economy and prosperous low carbon regional city.</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> http://archinect.com/news/article/65286187/transiting-cities-finalist-entry-networked-ecologies-rethinking-remediation Transiting Cities - Finalist Entry “Networked Ecologies: Rethinking Remediation” Alexander Walter 2013-01-11T14:01:00-05:00 >2013-01-14T20:18:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w8/w8sw7911tkqijcej.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Last fall, the international research project and design ideas competition, "Transiting Cities - Low Carbon Futures," had invited designers and academic institutions from various fields to envision new, innovative and alternative cities of the near future by defining opportunities for transition into low carbon, prosperous, and vibrant communities. One of the finalist entries [...] is the concept "Networked Ecologies: Rethinking Remediation" by Arizona-based team Studio One.</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> http://archinect.com/news/article/65165261/peel-and-stick-solar-panels-a-world-first Peel-and-Stick Solar Panels: A World First Anna Johnson 2013-01-09T19:31:00-05:00 >2013-01-14T20:19:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g0/g0lp1dkmdui5esuk.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Researchers at the Stanford School of Engineering have succeeded in developing the world&rsquo;s first peel-and-stick thin-film solar cells. The idea will allow the cells to be applied to almost any surface, with successful tests having been conducted on paper, plastic and window glass. This opens up significant opportunities for alternative applications for solar technology, previously limited by traditional solar cells, which must be mounted on stiff, often heavy, fixed panels.</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>