Archinect - News 2016-07-01T07:41:54-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149952296/how-elevators-could-fix-the-affordable-housing-crisis How elevators could fix the affordable housing crisis Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-17T15:32:00-04:00 >2016-06-20T08:57:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7e/7ea5ida7mwbgxt6r.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Elevators are [the] transportation breakthrough that made steel frame construction genuinely useful... tall apartment buildings make it possible for there to be plenty of housing for everyone even where land is scarce. If elevators were more widely used, they could unleash not just a boom of new construction in America's most expensive areas but an important secondary boom of higher wages for workers at all skill levels.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="World's tallest elevator tower is going up" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944852/world-s-tallest-elevator-tower-is-going-up" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World's tallest elevator tower is going up</a></li><li><a title="Wilshire Grand Tower, the West Coast's tallest building, structurally tops out in LA" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934077/wilshire-grand-tower-the-west-coast-s-tallest-building-structurally-tops-out-in-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wilshire Grand Tower, the West Coast's tallest building, structurally tops out in LA</a></li><li><a title="Michael Maltzan's One Santa Fe tries to make density appealing in Los Angeles" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111184419/michael-maltzan-s-one-santa-fe-tries-to-make-density-appealing-in-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Maltzan's One Santa Fe tries to make density appealing in Los Angeles</a></li><li><a title="Tokyo Takes New York: Astounding Housing Facts" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100125462/tokyo-takes-new-york-astounding-housing-facts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tokyo Takes New York: Astounding Housing Facts</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146891498/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-metal-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Metal" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-01-29T15:31:00-05:00 >2016-01-29T15:32:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s9/s9rdp1sgnk1jcopl.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/metal/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Metal</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gs/gs8onm4vo7lvq7cm.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/leersweinzapfel/project/oak-laurel-halls-university-of-connecticut" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oak &amp; Laurel Halls - University of Connecticut</a> in Storrs, CT by <a href="http://archinect.com/leersweinzapfel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Leers Weinzapfel Associates</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i7/i7s80jersf69sr0x.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/9798977/1950-terrace-hillside-residence/143461800" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1950 terrace hillside residence</a> in Ventura, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/9798977/studio-dig-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Dig Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0j/0jrqqj6a7o34gh6y.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/2840623/hex-sys/141554177" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HEX-SYS</a> in Guangzhou, China by <a href="http://archinect.com/openarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OPEN Architecture</a>; Photo: Zhang Chao</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/et/etm06v5ioxshq5bo.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/851/the-culture-island/142489732" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Culture Island</a> in Middelfart, Denmark by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/851/schmidt-hammer-lassen-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">schmidt hammer lassen architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hi/hi3shglh9r78lx21.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/22604145/pleated-inflation/142435160" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pleated Inflation</a> in Argel&egrave;s, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22604145/theverymany" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">THEVERYMANY</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h3/h3fuftp9wq7eh6y5.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/72742221/ferrari-company-restaurant/72742934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ferrari Company Restaurant</a> in Maranello, Italy by MDN Marco Visconti &amp; Partners (Partner &amp; design leader: <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/72742221/giuliano-pairone" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Giuliano Pairone</a>)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1d/1dprwodlclr9mhfs.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/84381289/mutende-project-i/84382104" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mutende Project I</a> in Chingola, Zambia by <a href="http://archinect.com/orkidstudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orkidstudio</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8q/8qg0tajhc351gae4.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/138563748/residence-for-researchers-in-lyon/138563753" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Residence for researchers</a> in Lyon, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/scali" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Fran&ccedil;ois Scali</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q2/q23kyiwzmh95ipqu.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/73220058/single-thread/79900022" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Single Thread...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/139028758/neutelings-riedijk-architects-propose-these-flamboyant-golden-glass-and-steel-towers-for-defunct-moscow-auto-plant Neutelings Riedijk Architects propose these flamboyant golden glass and steel towers for defunct Moscow auto plant Alexander Walter 2015-10-15T13:31:00-04:00 >2015-10-24T15:23:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5w/5whqggmfjl2cogwa.jpg" width="514" height="409" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Developers have released design plans for the housing element of the Moscow ZiL industrial zone redevelopment. According to RBK Realty magazine, nine architecture firms from Russia, the USA and the Netherlands will be working on housing in the redevelopment of the former automobile&nbsp;factory, located in the south of Moscow. [...] The building presented by Dutch agency Neutelings Riedijk Architecten consists of 10 towers, each with a golden glass and steel facade.</p></em><br /><br /><p>While the grand <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/661194/zil-redevelopment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ZiL redevelopment</a> scheme includes various buildings assigned to architectural firms including&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/asymptote" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Asymptote Architecture</a>,&nbsp;bureau Speech and&nbsp;Sergey Skuratov Architects, it's Dutch studio&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/neutelings-riedijk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neutelings Riedijk Architecten</a>'s exuberant, soviet-chic, and certified blingy towers that caught our attention.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s0/s0etg0chz12pxqwh.jpg"></p><p>"The new high-rise building consists of five connected premium residential towers on top of a three stories high public plinth building with shopping, health spa and restaurant facilities," the architects told us. "The facade has a striking tectonic surface composed of diamond shaped, steel/glass elements. The plinth building is organized around a central court, covered with a spectacular glass dome. The building is located alongside the park, at the new main boulevard, adjacent to the future Hermitage Moscow museum."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ef/efg6xonmnmjbnvfi.jpg"></p><p><em>All images&nbsp;&copy; Neutelings Riedijk Architecten icw Project Meganom</em></p><p>Previously on Archinect:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122815741/asymptote-to-design-hermitage-satellite-museum-in-abandoned-moscow-factory" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Asymptote to design Hermitage satellite museum in abandoned Moscow factory</a></p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/133437552/kinetic-steel-museum-in-new-zealand-pays-tribute-to-illustrious-sculptural-artist-len-lye "Kinetic" steel museum in New Zealand pays tribute to illustrious sculptural artist Len Lye Justine Testado 2015-08-04T15:51:00-04:00 >2015-08-11T18:43:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oc/ocpa1gtpefvrrhpy.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth, Taranaki in New Zealand stands as an emblem of the sculptural works and philosophy of acclaimed artist <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Len_Lye" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Len Lye</a>, who was a prominent figure in the kinetic sculpture and experimental film movements throughout the 20th century. Celebrating its grand opening late last month with the&nbsp;Govett Brewster Art Gallery, the Centre is the culmination of a more than three-decade endeavor in building a permanent home for Lye&rsquo;s archive of work. As an expansion to the Govett Brewster, the Centre is the only museum in the country that is dedicated to a single artist.</p><p>The New Plymouth District Council financed the building through an extensive government-led fundraiser and commissioned New Zealand practice Patterson Architects Associates to design the new building. Keeping their true client &mdash; Len Lye &mdash; in mind, Pattersons fused significant elements of the artist's inspirations into their design, including Maori motifs, Greek classical temples, and the manipulation of ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130721146/man-of-steel-donald-wexler-desert-modern-icon-dies-at-89 "Man of Steel" Donald Wexler, desert modern icon, dies at 89 Justine Testado 2015-06-29T15:31:00-04:00 >2015-07-05T09:55:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/01/01goq6p0yxljvgrp.jpg" width="514" height="653" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>'His signature style helped bring Palm Springs to the international stage and his body of work is still as fresh today as when first created...'</p></em><br /><br /><p>Aptly nicknamed a "man of steel", <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121599690/baby-boomers-pass-the-mid-century-baton-in-palm-springs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Desert Modern</a>-style architect Donald Wexler was known for his affordable sleek steel homes and was one of the principal figures who influenced Palm Springs' iconic modernist aesthetic that has increased in popularity in the last 15 years or so, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121118801/archinect-sessions-episode-17-from-the-101-to-the-60-to-the-10-to-the-111" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">attracting thousands of visitors</a> from around the world. Described by close colleagues as a modest and insightful man, Wexler passed away at the age of 89 this past Friday, June 26 in his Palm Desert home. <em>The Desert Sun</em> reports that he died after dealing with an undisclosed brief illness.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/pv/pv0e09ijbu2ajdhf.jpg"></p><p>Born on Jan. 23, 1926 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Wexler made his way to Southern California after graduating from the University of Minnesota. In California, Wexler worked as an apprentice for Richard Neutra for nine months before moving to Palm Springs when he landed a job in William Francis Cody's firm. In 1952, Wexler established Wexler &amp; Harrison with Richard Harrison, a colleague he met at Cody's firm, but the two wen...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126493763/richard-serra-engages-with-the-qatari-desert-landscape-in-his-new-sculptural-piece Richard Serra engages with the Qatari desert landscape in his new sculptural piece Justine Testado 2015-04-30T18:51:00-04:00 >2015-05-04T22:19:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ft/ft7fg3kg1qh16xf6.jpg" width="514" height="187" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Richard Serra&rsquo;s new sculpture, 'East-West/West-East,' is a set of four standing steel plates rolled in Germany, shipped via Antwerp, and offloaded, trucked, and craned into place in the middle of the western Qatari desert...the steel is the same that he&rsquo;s used in his other pieces, and it will oxidize in the same way, albeit more quickly in the hot, salty conditions of the Brouq Nature Reserve. The plates will [ultimately] turn a dark amber&mdash;approximately the same color...as the Seagram Building.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a title="Richard Serra is the first artist to receive the President's Medal from the Architectural League of New York" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98562050/richard-serra-is-the-first-artist-to-receive-the-president-s-medal-from-the-architectural-league-of-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richard Serra is the first artist to receive the President's Medal from the Architectural League of New York</a></li><li><a title="&ldquo;Serra Gate&rdquo; salutes to Taksim Square protests in Istanbul, will tour city next year" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114437437/serra-gate-salutes-to-taksim-square-protests-in-istanbul-will-tour-city-next-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Serra Gate&rdquo; salutes to Taksim Square protests in Istanbul, will tour city next year</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/120371103/scientists-create-new-and-cheap-aluminum-iron-alloy Scientists Create New (and Cheap!) Aluminum-Iron Alloy Nicholas Korody 2015-02-09T19:55:00-05:00 >2015-02-11T10:59:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ff/ffkw6x2gyz3wk3es.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>By manipulating the structure of steel on a nanometre scale, [Hansoo Kim and his colleagues at the Pohang University of Science and Technology in South Korea] (have) produced a material which has the strength and the lightness of titanium alloys but will, when produced at scale, cost a tenth as much.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The new, potentially-revolutionary alloy utilizes nickel, in addition to aluminum and iron, to create a metal that is as strong as steel but much lighter and cheaper. The scientists created the alloy using nanotechnology to manipulate the structure of steel on a minute level.</p><p>Noting the decrease in steel-usage over the last decade, the scientists hope the new alloy could fill that market, potentially being used for cars as well as even aircrafts. Any ideas on how a lightweight, strong and cheap steel could be utilized architecturally?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118824259/the-vipp-shelter-joins-the-industrial-chic-prefab-housing-market The VIPP Shelter joins the industrial-chic prefab housing market Justine Testado 2015-01-20T18:28:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T18:16:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i1/i1c9lj7lsm5pwveb.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Not long after <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112805150/muji-s-prefab-vertical-house-now-available-for-japanese-residences" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Muji's Vertical House</a> and Philippe Starck + Riko's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111358122/philippe-starck-riko-realizes-first-prototype-of-custom-eco-prefab-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eco-prefab house</a>, Danish lifestyle brand <a href="http://www.vipp.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">VIPP</a>&nbsp;&mdash; who is best known for their bins and kitchenware&nbsp;&mdash; recently launched their own industrial-chic prefab known as the VIPP Shelter. The VIPP Shelter is a 55 m2, galvanized steel "container house" designed as a getaway retreat that complements VIPP's houseware products inside and various remote natural landscapes.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kb/kbx67ac5bt5ll81n.jpg"></p><p>The two-story prefab structure is delivered in two containers and assembled on site in a matter of days. The house can accommodate up to four people, and is also equipped with furniture, lighting, tables, towels, and bed linens. It also has electrical floor heating and a centrally located fireplace. VIPP Shelter prices start at $585,000 (&euro;485,000) with a delivery time of six months plus freight + installation.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wa/waeglqkajfglvk9l.jpg"></p><p>Another feature of the VIPP Shelter is&nbsp;Architectural Solutions' PanoramAH! Series 38 sliding windows on two of the house's four sides on the main level. One si...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/117831575/the-daring-men-building-la-s-new-wilshire-grand-tower The daring men building LA's New Wilshire Grand tower Alexander Walter 2015-01-07T20:31:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T21:40:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/39/393c7c0eef2abf630804a04877dc4947.jpg" width="514" height="256" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The elevator doors snap shut behind Otto Solis and his fellow ironworkers. With a quick shudder, gears kick in for a rattling 90-second ascent through the concrete structure rising at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles. The men huddle in the confined space. Wearing hard hats, bandannas, kneepads and gloves, they look like gladiators ready to fight.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93501997/downtown-la-to-set-record-for-world-s-largest-concrete-pour" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Downtown LA to set record for world's largest concrete pour</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116673916/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-metal-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Metal" Pinterest Board Archinect 2014-12-26T11:00:00-05:00 >2014-12-27T22:56:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ev/ev7h8e2geoss264z.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/metal/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Metal</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jv/jvfn56ddy4ksomv7.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/19160/energy-positive-relocatable-classroom/115271133" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Energy Positive Relocatable Classroom</a> in Ewa Beach, HI by <a href="http://archinect.com/andersonanderson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anderson Anderson Architecture</a>; Photo: Anthony Vizzari, Anderson Anderson Architecture</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q2/q2yvsjsekmnc0mzl.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/6790084/stieglitz-residence/114130156" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stieglitz Residence</a> in Hollywood, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/6790084/jones-partners-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jones, Partners: Architecture</a>; Photo: Ben Lepley</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xq/xqdjlz2epzb8svjy.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/holodeck/project/urban-reflections" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban Reflections</a> in Vienna, Austria by <a href="http://archinect.com/holodeck" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HOLODECK architects</a>; Photo &copy; Pasteiner</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fa/fa92g3r3zj0sglqq.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/imbue.design/project/capitol-reef-residence2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Residence</a> in Capitol Reef, UT by <a href="http://archinect.com/imbue.design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Imbue Design</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fh/fhv3chmyktq0dk0o.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/moriyuki-ochiai-architects/project/arkhe-beauty-salon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ARKHE beauty salon</a> in Chiba, Japan by <a href="http://archinect.com/moriyuki-ochiai-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MORIYUKI OCHIAI ARCHITECTS</a>; Photo: Atsushi Ishida</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i3/i3f98ves89jlcedh.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/56021005/elk-valley-tractor-shed/111277677" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elk Valley Tractor Shed</a> in Hood River, OR by <a href="http://archinect.com/FIELDWORK" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FIELDWORK Design &amp; Architecture</a>; Photo: Brian Walker Lee</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zu/zuod9tz72f7p71ok.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/104784449/two-houses-conde/104864056" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Two Houses Conde</a> in Buenos Aires, Argentina by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/104784449/hitzig-militello-arquitectos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hitzig Militello arquitectos</a>; P...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113430740/the-house-of-mirrors-reinvents-the-australian-beach-hut-with-a-hint-of-mirror-magic The House of Mirrors reinvents the Australian beach hut with a hint of mirror magic Justine Testado 2014-11-11T17:02:00-05:00 >2014-11-11T18:33:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jo/jo20nwqufzownqw0.jpg" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At first glimpse, the House of Mirrors looks like a misplaced stack of wiry boxes randomly cast away along the Australian coast. Up close, the cubical structure further engages passersby as its steel frame draws them right to its mirrory middle, which appears to float inside as it reflects its coastal surroundings.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The House of Mirrors by London and Melbourne-based design studio <a href="http://www.seeneon.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NEON</a> was recently displayed at the Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2014, a large public outdoor exhibition that takes place along the Bondi to Tamarama shoreline in Australia.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4f/4f9n10bi9xhs16sl.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0e/0eq106lag2hvxdlu.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pa/pa36ex0c77o55a3u.jpg"></p><p>For more details, head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_house_of_mirrors_reinvents_the_australian_beach_hut_with_a_hint_of_mirr/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98222536/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-metal-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Metal" Pinterest Board Archinect 2014-04-18T09:00:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T22:24:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4b/4b7qtnxu3zrawhbp.jpg" width="514" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/metal/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Metal</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q7/q75x2yg2hof80t6p.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/20061059/chateau-barde-haut-winery/20062261" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chateau Barde-Haut Winery</a> in St Christophe des Bardes, St Emilion, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/20061059/nadau-lavergne-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NADAU LAVERGNE ARCHITECTS</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/68/68amtmdqt8yaz8ru.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/lhsadp/project/north-haven-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Residence</a> in North Haven, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/lhsadp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership</a>; Photo: Robert Polidori</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bo/bo044rrw2i7ulqfe.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/5468796/project/the-avenue-on-portage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Avenue on Portage</a> in Winnipeg, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/5468796" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5468796 architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jb/jb50qgqi87bkn984.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/labindc/project/woodland-park-crossing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woodland Park Crossing</a> in Herndon, VA by <a href="http://archinect.com/labindc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Landscape Architecture Bureau</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k0/k0z4v3uc9t0zqtj1.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/deanwolfarchitects/project/inverted-warehouse-townhouse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inverted Warehouse / Townhouse</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/deanwolfarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dean/Wolf Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9n/9nrvazhz0ln0628w.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/65139855/irving-convention-center/93295855" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Irving Convention Center</a> in Dallas, TX by <a href="http://archinect.com/studiohillier" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Hillier</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/as/asxno08tzwk9xcvs.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/Urbanadd/project/westland-distillery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Westland Distillery</a> in Seattle, WA by <a href="http://archinect.com/Urbanadd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urbanadd</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/60/60khn8psmoavbwim.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/89067168/san-francisco-loft/89067975" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Loft</a> in San Francisco, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/lineoffice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LINEOFFICE Architecture</a>; Photo: Joe Fletcher Photography</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zg/zgucx1lbpuuj7a23.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/neyandpartners/project/footbridge-in-esch-sur-alzette" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Footbridge</a> in Esch...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/94421510/artists-pine-for-pieces-of-old-bay-bridge Artists pine for pieces of old Bay Bridge Archinect 2014-02-26T14:14:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T20:55:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/39/396b05ab75c5e82bd9aa9fdd33e9eede.jpg" width="514" height="336" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For 76 years, the gray steel eastern span of the Bay Bridge was cursed and reviled but mostly just taken for granted. [...] At least two groups of artists and architects have mounted campaigns to spare some of the steel from the recyclers so that they can transform it into artworks that might include a home, a public gathering space and an Airbnb rental space - with a view of the new Bay Bridge.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85465617/winners-of-the-bay-bridge-house-student-design-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winners of the Bay Bridge House Student Design Competition</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/82785562/rethinking-the-bay-line" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rethinking The Bay Line</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/88155552/architecture-start-up-s-software-models-steel-skeletons-of-any-surface Architecture start-up's software models steel skeletons of any surface Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-12-05T20:15:00-05:00 >2013-12-09T18:21:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/25/256hx3jmvupzm2qr.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Using digital fabrication and some clever tricks we're able to manufacture beautiful, low cost structures which easily bolt together. You design for it like it's a big imaginary 3D printer then you and your friends get together and bolt your house together! [...] It works like a techno version of a barn raising.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Architecture start-up Arcology Now wants to provide an alternative to 3D printing building technologies, focusing on reliable materials and elbow grease. The Phoenix, Arizona group has developed a digital fabrication software that generates a framework for any 3D surface out of steel tubes and bolts. For example, if you scanned an igloo, the software would model something like one of those geodesic dome playground structures. The software also produces manufacturing and building instructions, that is then coded directly onto the individual steel bars during manufacturing.</p> <p> The entire structure is then built in modules, so many people can work in parallel following the instructions on the physical materials.&nbsp;Arcology Now's eventual plan is to produce entire communities in this way, and is working on methods to insulate and install power distribution systems.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/80594828/these-walls-speak-recalling-victims-of-violence These Walls Speak, Recalling Victims of Violence Alexander Walter 2013-08-29T13:55:00-04:00 >2013-09-02T19:48:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a3dfd17e3a77459b6caf00136a57c3f5.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The memorial to Mexico&rsquo;s victims of violence looks like it has been dropped from the sky by an angry God. Welcoming it is not, with its rusted slabs the size of movie screens standing next to a busy intersection. Nor is its mission clear. [...] But then, you walk a little closer and the slabs begin to speak.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Find many more photos and a personal review of the Memorial to the Victims of Violence in Mexico on Alec Perkins' fantastic Archinect blog <a href="http://archinect.com/blog/article/78845459/a-new-memorial-to-the-victims-of-drug-war-violence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">tacos at dawn: exploring Mexico City's architecture and urban culture</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/65921528/the-raw-design-movement-for-interior-design The Raw Design Movement for Interior Design Anna Johnson 2013-01-21T14:07:00-05:00 >2013-01-21T14:07:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4g/4gmikh6phtugperc.jpg" width="514" height="313" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In an industry constantly pursuing innovative design that is both environmentally and ethically sound, the implementation of raw materials is directing interior design in 2013. Natural materials are being sourced and taking on new forms as designers reinvent familiar items with sustainable credentials.</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/64674990/weak-bolts-have-complicated-the-barclays-center-s-early-days Weak Bolts Have Complicated the Barclays Center’s Early Days Archinect 2013-01-02T11:56:00-05:00 >2013-01-07T18:22:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c6/c61f7e24a3141833060290ba25c60d14.jpg" width="514" height="280" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The fabricator for the 12,000 steel panels &mdash; no two alike &mdash; abruptly shut down midway through the job. The panels have occasionally dripped rusty orange blossoms onto the sidewalk. And lately, iron workers have replaced hundreds of bolts that anchor the panels to the building&rsquo;s structure. Engineers determined that weaker ones were originally installed, raising concerns about the structure&rsquo;s integrity.</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/55453942/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-metal-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Metal" Pinterest Board Archinect 2012-08-17T14:06:00-04:00 >2012-08-20T21:42:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/47/47ap3ao71k0zwsrp.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p> <p> Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/metal/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Metal</em></a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bu/bubzhv5qce3dql12.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/10196497/beltgens-fashion-shop/38134662" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beltgens Fashion Shop</a> in Maastricht, the Netherlands by <a href="http://archinect.com/Wiel-Arets-Architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wiel Arets Architects</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v8/v8vqp9jrepcx37kl.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/1490/long-valley-ranch-residence/35084787" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Long Valley Ranch Residence </a>in Mendocino, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1490/marmol-radziner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marmol Radziner </a>(Photo: Joe Fletcher Photography)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ad/adivwsmbwfji9lep.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/29494805/the-university-of-nottingham-jubilee-campus-extension/38858518" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The University of Nottingham - Jubilee Campus extension</a> in Nottingham, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/29494805/make-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Make Architects</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3a/3a4kk6ryopddmlrn.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/25256176/cherokee-lofts/54515721" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cherokee Lofts</a> in Hollywood, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/25256176/gwynne-pugh-urban-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uk/ukfdlf158td55sso.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/28246322/container-house/28246325#" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Container House</a> in Livingston Manor, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/28246322/tim-steele-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tim Steele Design</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/70/700w1ukcfmshf1l3.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/44516477/social-housing-el-nodo-avil-s/53057464" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Social Housing. El Nodo. Avil&eacute;s</a> in Avil&eacute;s, Spain by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/44516477/exit-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EXIT ARCHITECTS</a> (Photo: Miguel de Guzm&aacute;n / EXIT ARCHITECTS)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2u/2ugwt0upipvs116i.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/6790084/brill-residence/6791285/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brill Residence</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/6790084/jones-partners-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jones, Partners: Architecture</a> (Photo: JPA)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jd/jd5s0f7onc3sbum6.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/7168452/cmu-centinela-mixed-use/52379837" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CMU - centinela mixed-use</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/7168452/yu2e-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yu2e, Inc.</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jm/jmmwppjpekrkq45v.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/FreelandBuck/project/assembly-one-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Assembly One Pavilion</a> in New...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/21334557/the-holmenkollen-ski-jump-wins-2011-eccs-structural-steel-design-award The Holmenkollen Ski Jump Wins 2011 ECCS Structural Steel Design Award Alexander Walter 2011-09-22T13:12:00-04:00 >2012-09-29T13:02:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1g/1g6c5dauyul94g0i.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>JDS Architects&rsquo; Holmenkollen Ski Jump has been announced as the winner of the 2011 ECCS Structural Steel Design Award today at the ECCS Congress in Potsdam, Germany. The award recognizes outstanding design in steel construction emphasizing the many advantages of steel in construction, production, economy and architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Find more images of the new Holmenkollen Ski Jump <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/39903/new-holmenkollen-ski-jump/9174598" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>