Archinect - News 2014-11-26T06:07:59-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/110198376/kohn-pedersen-fox-s-tianjin-megastructure-riverside-66-now-open-to-the-public Kohn Pedersen Fox's Tianjin megastructure "Riverside 66" now open to the public Justine Testado 2014-09-30T23:53:00-04:00 >2014-10-08T23:29:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wn/wn2yocrkci4wvknf.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After 10 years, Kohn Pedersen Fox's Riverside 66 in Tianjin, China successfully reached completion as scheduled and officially opened to the public on September 26. The grand opening also marked the completion of the final phase of the main pedestrian He Ping Lu boulevard, which aims to become the centerpiece of the developing Heping commercial district.</p><p>Read on for more about the building's design.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jh/jh7lp3is0icuxtfu.jpg"></p><p>The 350-meter commercial megastructure is hard to miss at street level. The structure's curved fa&ccedil;ade converges with the opposing south fa&ccedil;ade to create a six-story building suitable for the Heping District's smaller scale context. Its "super shell" is claimed to be one of the region's longest single structures, built with 22 seven-story-tall concrete ribs and over 10,000 glass panels. In a statement, KPF Design Principal James von Klemperer describes the structural frame as "what it must be to see a whale skeleton from the inside. Herman Melville would be inspired.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/50/502va1v9omd3yc08.jpg"></p><p>Inside, the structure e...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88231029/korean-diaspora-by-carlos-zarco-sanz-3rd-prize-entry-from-re-thinking-the-future-thesis-award-2013 Korean Diaspora by Carlos Zarco Sanz - 3rd-prize entry from Re-thinking The Future Thesis Award 2013 Justine Testado 2013-12-06T19:05:00-05:00 >2013-12-07T02:43:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6f/6fq143o93h8sy7ak.jpg" width="514" height="183" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Carlos Zarco Sanz from the University of Madrid recently sent us his proposal, "Korean Diaspora" from Re-thinking the Future's International Architectural Thesis Award we previously featured. His design won 3rd place in the Public/Institutional category. Sanz's "Korean Diaspora" reimagines Manhattan's Koreatown as a shifting social and commercial space built for the neighborhood's present and future.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ql/qlqm2pd3bsl6cpcg.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bx/bxo72aftwkt3mbgw.jpg" title=""><br><br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ls/lstford8qnj460d6.jpg" title=""></p> <p> For full details, head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/korean_diaspora_by_carlos_zarco_sanz_-_winning_entry_from_re-thinking_/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of Carlos Zarco Sanz.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/64963255/chilean-skyscraper-overshadows-the-city Chilean Skyscraper Overshadows The City Anna Johnson 2013-01-07T00:30:00-05:00 >2013-01-20T00:05:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ul/ulvshqmcy2lfn8a5.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The skyline of Chile&rsquo;s capital city, Santiago, has a new addition with the Gran Torre skyscraper casting a two-kilometre shadow across the historic city. The 70-storey residential building stands more than 300 metres tall, making it the tallest building in South America. The five-ton steel structure cost an estimated one billion dollars to build and tenants are expected to move into the building next March.</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/21463508/commercial-architecture-s-similarity-across-nation-provides-mobile-americans-with-a-sense-of-stability-study-says Commercial architecture’s similarity across nation provides mobile Americans with a sense of stability, study says Alexander Walter 2011-09-23T14:11:38-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2f/2f56763753e10e155ca9fcfa9b8ee4a6.jpg" width="296" height="297" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Perhaps you have noticed that commercial architecture lining roads in Maryland and Virginia looks more or less the same and not much different from strip malls and boxy stores lining roads in Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Texas, Ohio or Oregon. [...] Why do housing developments and retail shopping facilities look so much alike, given how much Americans value individuality, freedom of expression and independence?</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>