Archinect - News 2016-12-04T07:28:07-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149970640/the-former-football-stars-tackling-england-s-affordable-housing-shortage The former-football stars tackling England's affordable housing shortage Nicholas Korody 2016-09-26T13:17:00-04:00 >2016-09-27T23:34:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/99/99sv3jgrn6fowww0.jpg" width="650" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A year ago, former England captain Rio Ferdinand, West Ham United skipper Mark Noble and ex-Brighton striker Bobby Zamora [unveiled] their Legacy Foundation &ndash; a regeneration charity with a plan to build a series of social and privately rentable housing schemes, backed by private investors. The stars (all three of whom have played for West Ham) are coming back to present their first project, worth &pound;400m, to build 1,300 homes on a 22-hectare site in a run-down area in Houghton Regis near Luton.</p></em><br /><br /><p></p><p>For more on housing-related issues in the UK, follow these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149966148/as-a-new-class-of-super-rich-investors-displace-the-traditional-elite-average-londoners-are-pushed-further-and-further-outside-the-city-limits" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As a new class of super rich investors displace the traditional elite, average Londoners are pushed further and further outside the city limits</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149965813/almost-half-of-londoners-support-limits-on-building-height" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Almost half of Londoners support limits on building height</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149954374/brexit-will-put-even-more-strain-on-towns-already-pressed-for-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brexit will put even more strain on towns already pressed for housing</a></li><li><a href="http://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></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149966934/new-150m-ptfe-membrane-roof-at-arthur-ashe-stadium-blocks-the-rain-but-not-the-noise New $150M PTFE membrane roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium blocks the rain but not the noise Julia Ingalls 2016-09-06T12:59:00-04:00 >2016-09-12T23:55:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7b/7bo36rs08xrumbf7.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Watch professional tennis, and you'll notice that silence makes up a significant part of the game, to the point where spectators can hear the bounce of the ball each time it lands on the playing surface. The acoustics of the new Rossetti Architects-designed roof for the Arthur Ashe stadium, which reportedly is amplifying crowd conversations when it it closed as well being so noisy during a recent rainstorm that according to John McEnroe it's "hard to hear yourself think," are problematic. Ironically, the 210,00 square foot PTFE membraned retractable roof was installed partly to avoid rain delays during play. As <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/us-open-arthur-ashe-roof-causing-problems-during-heavy-rain-2016-9" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BusinessInsider.com</a> notes:</p><p>"It turns out that even casual conversations among fans were amplified as the noise&nbsp;reverberated inside. The roof was eventually fully closed during the second set, and the atmosphere reportedly sounded more like a ballpark and not like a tennis venue the players are used to." &nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ry/ryr8spirvi1rzexx.jpg"><br><em>Bi-parting Fixed Fabric Shell</em></p><p>For more in sporty architectural news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106945116/hok-will-acquire-360-restart-sports-architecture-practice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HOK wi...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962977/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-new-sports-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's NEW "Sports!" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-08-12T15:43:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T01:08:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e5/e5t4ics4ec7tebql.jpg" width="650" height="975" 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 <strong>NEW</strong> board<em> <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/sports/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sports!</a></em>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k5/k57rcojhhjmayutr.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/MJMA/project/regent-park-aquatic-centre" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Regent Park Aquatic Centre</a> in Toronto, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/MJMA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects (MJMA)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5s/5sn6ic252wtopzm1.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/dreysse/project/gymnasium-regis-racine-situated-in-drancy-north-east-paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gymnasium Regis Racine</a> in Drancy, France by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/dreysse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexandre Dreyss&eacute; Architectes</a> &amp; S&eacute;bastien Muller; Photo: Guillaume Clement</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y2/y2azaoo8106q9ku4.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/73841048/mersin-stadium/147331414" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stadium</a> in Mersin, Turkey by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/73841048/bahad-r-kul-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bahad&#305;r Kul Architects</a>; Photo: Ket Kolektif</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m7/m7654tp744t5zyuf.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/euramax/project/ferrari-world-in-abu-dhabi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ferrari World</a> in Abu Dhabi, UAE by <a href="http://archinect.com/benoy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Benoy</a>; Roof material supplier: <a href="http://archinect.com/euramax" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Euramax Coated Products</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m0/m0ctd1cv95fvccjb.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/85768507/multipurpose-pavilion-in-viana-do-castelo-by-eduardo-souto-de-moura/85771726" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multipurpose Pavilion</a> in Viana do Castelo, Portugal by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/55667689/souto-de-moura-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eduardo Souto de Moura</a>; Photo: <a href="http://archinect.com/joaomorgado" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Joao Morgado - Architecture Photography</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jj/jj1li8d6ic3hcjm8.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/atelierzundelcristea/project/neudorf-sports-hall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neudorf Sports Hall</a> in Strasbourg, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/atelierzundelcristea" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ATELIER Z&Uuml;NDEL CRISTEA</a>; Photo: Sergio Grazia</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/w1/w1fx0dqe32a1ykg5.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/wendellburnettearchitects/project/palo-verde-library-maryvale-community-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Palo Verde Library / Maryvale...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959104/on-decentralizing-the-olympics On decentralizing the Olympics Justine Testado 2016-07-21T14:23:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T01:37:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ht/htgz9jxmofjoobql.jpg" width="640" height="426" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>More broadly, this reconfiguration would make the games, for the first time, a truly global event. Dozens of countries that could never afford to host the Olympics in their current form &ndash; Kenya, Thailand, Chile, to name a few &ndash; might easily host a single Olympic sport. Rather than being an occasion for nationalistic displays by a single, powerful host country, the Olympics would become a celebration of human diversity.</p></em><br /><br /><p>With overwhelming evidence that hosting the Olympics is a huge burden for several cities, Paul Christesen, a Professor of Classics at Dartmouth, makes a case for the possible advantages of having Olympic sports competitions take place in different cities throughout the globe. He also makes suggestions on how decentralizing the Games can be carried out to other aspects of the event.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957955/rio-mayor-admits-olympics-were-a-missed-opportunity-but-believes-the-city-has-been-unfairly-portrayed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rio mayor admits Olympics were a &ldquo;missed opportunity&rdquo;, but believes the city has been unfairly portrayed</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149951809/the-rapid-gentrification-of-rio-s-favelas-in-advance-of-the-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The rapid gentrification of Rio's favelas in advance of the Olympics</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940794/california-pledges-to-pick-up-some-of-the-cost-overruns-of-la-2024-olympic-bid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">California pledges to pick up (some of the) cost overruns of LA 2024 Olympic bid</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942166/logo-design-chosen-for-2020-tokyo-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Logo design chosen for 2020 Tokyo Olympics</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145735758/tokyo-olympics-refusing-to-pay-zaha-hadid-for-work-on-the-national-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tokyo Olympics refusing to pay Zaha Hadid for work on the national stadium</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146368753/bjarke-ingels-shouldn-t-be-proud-to-have-the-washington-redskins-as-a-client-according-to-critic-philip-kennicott Bjarke Ingels shouldn't be proud to have the Washington Redskins as a client, according to critic Philip Kennicott Justine Testado 2016-01-22T20:04:00-05:00 >2016-02-10T01:24:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fg/fgmigfitkf5y475j.jpg" width="640" height="464" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To understand how strange this pairing of client and architect is, you have to contemplate two things: the deeply embedded social progressivism that has become the standard worldview of international architectural firms such as BIG; and organizations such as the NFL, a private club for 1 percenters that bullies municipalities and treats its own players&rsquo; health with indifference. Can this marriage last? Is BIG motivated by naivete or cynicism?</p></em><br /><br /><p>WaPo's art and architecture critic Philip Kennicott discusses the oddities of BIG's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145193852/bjarke-ingels-group-big-tackles-nfl-stadium-design-for-the-washington-redskins" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recent commission</a> to design a new stadium for the Washington Redskins &mdash; and the team's problematic name is just the tip of the iceberg.</p><p>More on Archinect:&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145193852/bjarke-ingels-group-big-tackles-nfl-stadium-design-for-the-washington-redskins" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels Group, BIG, tackles NFL stadium design for the Washington Redskin</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145653809/nfl-football-is-officially-returning-to-los-angeles-gigantic-new-stadium-might-even-be-home-to-more-than-just-one-team" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NFL football is officially returning to Los Angeles: gigantic new stadium might even be home to more than just one team</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131279044/herzog-de-meuron-s-stadium-in-chelsea-will-be-a-hefty-brute-of-a-thing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron's stadium in Chelsea "will be a hefty brute of a thing"</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134568620/organic-kale-for-posh-la-football-fans-newly-unveiled-stadium-design-sports-a-farmers-market-and-vvip-parking" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Organic kale for posh LA football fans: Newly unveiled stadium design sports a farmers' market and VVIP parking</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/145806466/rio-cancels-construction-contract-for-unfinished-olympic-tennis-center-200-days-before-the-games-open Rio cancels construction contract for unfinished Olympic tennis center – 200 days before the games open Alexander Walter 2016-01-15T13:01:00-05:00 >2016-01-15T13:01:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b6/b6hgvy6h6zgzalbb.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The city of Rio de Janeiro canceled the construction contract for the Olympic tennis center on Thursday, just 200 days before the start of the games, fining the consortium responsible for delays and breach of contract for the mostly finished venue. [...] Rio City Hall, which is responsible for the construction, did not say how the tennis center, which is 90-percent complete, will be finished.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133587773/will-rio-s-olympic-venues-be-ready-in-time-for-the-2016-games" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Rio's Olympic venues be ready in time for the 2016 Games?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141820527/brazilian-engineering-companies-building-olympic-venues-very-probably-broke-laws-accepted-bribes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brazilian engineering companies building Olympic venues "very probably" broke laws, accepted bribes</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107949061/olympic-infrastructure-displaces-brazilian-families" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olympic Infrastructure Displaces Brazilian Families</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/145653809/nfl-football-is-officially-returning-to-los-angeles-gigantic-new-stadium-might-even-be-home-to-more-than-just-one-team NFL football is officially returning to Los Angeles: gigantic new stadium might even be home to more than just one team Alexander Walter 2016-01-13T13:34:00-05:00 >2016-01-14T14:24:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k2/k2umnxxdzxo85oym.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After 21 years away, the NFL is coming back to Los Angeles. The winner after months of waiting and a busy day of voting and discussion among the NFL team owners in Houston was St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke [...]. The exciting twist is that the San Diego Chargers have the option to join the Rams in their huge, shiny stadium&mdash;which is poised to be the NFL's biggest and most expensive venue, with a price tag well over $2 billion. (It'd be the priciest sports venue in the nation's history, too.)</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134568620/organic-kale-for-posh-la-football-fans-newly-unveiled-stadium-design-sports-a-farmers-market-and-vvip-parking" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Organic kale for posh LA football fans: Newly unveiled stadium design sports a farmers' market and VVIP parking</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125977921/quest-for-la-football-stadium-enters-the-next-round-carson-city-council-approves-its-nfl-stadium-proposal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Quest for LA football stadium enters the next round: Carson City Council approves its NFL stadium proposal</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122582726/aeg-scraps-plans-to-bring-an-nfl-football-stadium-to-downtown-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AEG scraps plans to bring an NFL football stadium to downtown LA</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/138956251/mvrdv-completes-the-couch-their-eighth-project-in-amsterdam MVRDV completes The Couch, their eighth project in Amsterdam Justine Testado 2015-10-14T14:51:00-04:00 >2015-10-24T00:43:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/th/thezndwedpr1t16g.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>On the artificial <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/362290/ijburg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IJburg</a> island east of Amsterdam, the local Tennisclub IJburg now has an ultra modern clubhouse known as The Couch, designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/327/mvrdv" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MVRDV</a> and Studio Bouwkunde. Construction began later than <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/86623493/mvrdv-to-start-construction-on-the-couch-a-club-house-for-tennisclub-ijburg-in-amsterdam" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">originally announced</a> last April and the building recently opened its doors to the public. Despite what one might assume, the new clubhouse won't serve as the central hub for the club's activities.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0r/0rrvsjb9urhavc2e.jpg"></p><p>The finished design stayed true to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/86623493/mvrdv-to-start-construction-on-the-couch-a-club-house-for-tennisclub-ijburg-in-amsterdam" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the renderings</a>. Aside its brick-red polymer-sprayed exterior and coordinating tennis courts, the 36-meter long clubhouse features a 322 m2 rooftop that dips in the center toward the south side of the building, and then ascends to the north side to a height of 7 meters. The rooftop therefore creates a tribune with terraced seating that can "comfortably" seat up to 200 spectators, as MVRDV describes.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ff/ffrb5vzfpdmhx9ni.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x7/x79dib46su7jk0hr.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bf/bf02wxjev72vko51.jpg"></p><p>Visitors lounging on the roof can watch a match in the center court or catch views of the IJburg on the other side. Anyone passing by the clubhouse can make a pit...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/134568620/organic-kale-for-posh-la-football-fans-newly-unveiled-stadium-design-sports-a-farmers-market-and-vvip-parking Organic kale for posh LA football fans: Newly unveiled stadium design sports a farmers' market and VVIP parking Alexander Walter 2015-08-18T13:45:00-04:00 >2015-08-19T18:45:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4e/4eda6af5f924d08058d5b9155e12d205.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>David Manica, president of Manica Architecture, the firm designing the stadium, previously described the open-air venue as &ldquo;like a luxury sports car&rdquo; and &ldquo;very aerodynamic.&rdquo; A brief video released Monday to promote the project described the stadium as &ldquo;designed to be an instant classic.&rdquo; Narrated by actor Kiefer Sutherland, it touted an on-site campus for the NFL that would &ldquo;power every important league initiative for the next 50 years&rdquo; as well as a farmers' market [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>One must-have LA feature the <em>Times</em> article glanced over is the "VVIP In-Stadium Valet Parking for Premium Fans." After all, who wants to self-park their <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/pic-kim-kardashian-buys-kanye-west-750000-lamborghini-201286" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">special-edition Lamborghini</a> next to a stinking Porsche Boxster and then schlep their personally-trained buttocks all the way to the friggin' sky box?</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ko/kogcb9u0xkfmz9gc.jpg"></p><p>James Dator at <a href="http://www.sbnation.com/2015/8/18/9171629/new-los-angeles-nfl-stadium-carson-video-farmers-market-valet-parking" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>SBNation</em></a> got the caption right: "HAHAHAHAHA! Look at all those poor people staring through the glass.&nbsp;They'll never own a car that nice, and they know it!"</p><p>What's your take, LA Archinectors? Will we be able to take the 101 to the 110 to the 405 soon to see a live NFL game?</p><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125977921/quest-for-la-football-stadium-enters-the-next-round-carson-city-council-approves-its-nfl-stadium-proposal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Quest for LA football stadium enters the next round: Carson City Council approves its NFL stadium proposal</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122582726/aeg-scraps-plans-to-bring-an-nfl-football-stadium-to-downtown-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AEG scraps plans to bring an NFL football stadium to downtown LA</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133183115/cities-don-t-see-much-economic-gain-from-sports-stadiums-says-stanford-economist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cities don't see much economic gain from sports stadiums, says Stanford economist</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/133183115/cities-don-t-see-much-economic-gain-from-sports-stadiums-says-stanford-economist Cities don't see much economic gain from sports stadiums, says Stanford economist Alexander Walter 2015-07-31T13:47:00-04:00 >2015-08-03T23:59:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nm/nmm3sm8fkalfj455.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When an NFL team wants to build a new stadium, it often argues that the facility would boost the local economy. But that is not true, says Roger Noll, a Stanford professor emeritus in economics. [...] "NFL stadiums do not generate significant local economic growth, and the incremental tax revenue is not sufficient to cover any significant financial contribution by the city," said Noll, a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121585222/how-to-shop-for-an-nfl-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How to shop for an NFL stadium</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/14152735/los-angeles-nfl-stadium-and-convention-center-project-would-boost-tax-revenue-studies-find" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles NFL stadium and Convention Center project would boost tax revenue, studies find</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/130870554/the-childhood-home-of-muhammad-ali-is-about-to-get-a-250-000-facelift The childhood home of Muhammad Ali is about to get a $250,000 facelift Nicholas Korody 2015-07-01T13:52:00-04:00 >2015-07-05T08:58:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5p/5p44lufsrulawmta.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Louisville house where boxing legend Muhammad Ali &ndash; then known as Cassius Clay Jr. &ndash; first began training at the age of 12 is about to undergo a <a href="http://curbed.com/archives/2015/07/01/muhammad-ali-childhood-home-museum.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">$250,000 restoration</a>. Currently in a dilapidated state, the small house on Grand Avenue was purchased by real estate investor and boxing fan Jared Weiss. The project seeks to restore the home to its original appearance, including a pink paint job. In 2012, a historic marker was placed in&nbsp;front of the site.</p><p>A program called Jesus and a Job that provides jobs to former felons will be in charge of the labor. When the restoration is finished, the house will open to the public as a museum, joining the <a href="https://alicenter.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Muhammad Ali Center</a> in commemorating one of Louisville's most notable athletes.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127354097/first-glimpse-at-diller-scofidio-renfro-s-prelim-designs-for-u-s-olympic-museum-in-colorado First glimpse at Diller Scofidio + Renfro's prelim designs for U.S. Olympic Museum in Colorado Justine Testado 2015-05-15T15:41:00-04:00 >2015-05-26T23:16:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j0/j08bzkam71o4nkg6.jpg" width="650" height="299" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Whatever your feelings are toward the Olympic Games, plans for the upcoming <a href="http://www.usolympicmuseum.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum and Hall of Fame</a> in Colorado Springs are pushing forward so far. For starters, the Museum unveiled Diller Scofidio + Renfro's initial design concepts for the 60,000 sq.ft building, set to be built in the Southwest Urban Renewal District of Downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado.&nbsp;DS + R is part of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112896791/diller-scofidio-renfro-named-as-design-architect-for-u-s-olympic-museum-in-colorado-springs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the team who won</a> the commission in a competition last fall.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a6/a6p0h43ze2cum03y.jpg"></p><p>DS + R's design includes 20,000 sq. feet of exhibition space showing off artifacts, media, sports science technology and interactive exhibits that depict the history of the Games and the stories behind famous American Olympic and Paralympic athletes. And of course, the museum will include a theater, gift shop, cafe, and a broadcast studio.</p><p>"Inspired by the movement of athletes, the [museum] spirals up and outwards from a central atrium, drawing the public in at its base and propelling them up through the galleries,' Elizabeth D...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125977921/quest-for-la-football-stadium-enters-the-next-round-carson-city-council-approves-its-nfl-stadium-proposal Quest for LA football stadium enters the next round: Carson City Council approves its NFL stadium proposal Alexander Walter 2015-04-23T14:26:00-04:00 >2015-04-23T14:36:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/65/65sx0jbuz38fuxtf.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Carson City Council unanimously approved a privately financed stadium for the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders on Tuesday night, barely two months after the public announcement of the $1.7-billion project. "There are two things we need in California: rain &hellip; and football," Carson Mayor Albert Robles said after the 3-0 vote. "And football is coming to Carson!"</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122582726/aeg-scraps-plans-to-bring-an-nfl-football-stadium-to-downtown-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AEG scraps plans to bring an NFL football stadium to downtown LA</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117649876/is-la-finally-going-to-get-a-football-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is LA Finally Going to Get a Football Stadium?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/122582726/aeg-scraps-plans-to-bring-an-nfl-football-stadium-to-downtown-la AEG scraps plans to bring an NFL football stadium to downtown LA Alexander Walter 2015-03-10T13:25:00-04:00 >2015-03-15T17:57:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a8/a8b3e653e3fba1d681032ab3eb0f67b1.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After investing five years and $50 million in an attempt to bring an NFL team back to Los Angeles, AEG is abandoning plans for its Farmers Field football stadium downtown. The sports and entertainment conglomerate is no longer in discussions with the NFL or any teams about the project, company officials said Monday. [...] In recent weeks, competing stadium proposals in Inglewood and Carson, backed by NFL team owners, have overshadowed the AEG plan.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121585222/how-to-shop-for-an-nfl-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How to shop for an NFL stadium</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117649876/is-la-finally-going-to-get-a-football-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is LA Finally Going to Get a Football Stadium?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/37135555/farmers-field-bringing-football-back-on-a-need-to-know-basis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Farmers Field: Bringing Football Back on a Need-to-Know Basis</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/121585222/how-to-shop-for-an-nfl-stadium How to shop for an NFL stadium Alexander Walter 2015-02-25T13:38:00-05:00 >2015-02-25T13:48:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/37/37z7fymt4c5obdr6.jpg" width="650" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the last 20 years, just one NFL stadium has been built solely through private funding. [...] Still, when it comes to getting the best deal out of an arena, leaving taxpayer money off the tab is only a good start. Studies have repeatedly shown that sports teams don&rsquo;t have the far-reaching economic impacts that one might assume, and experts have noted that stadiums aren&rsquo;t as catalytic as some franchise owners might tout.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117649876/is-la-finally-going-to-get-a-football-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is LA Finally Going to Get a Football Stadium?</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/56308055/special-law-for-nfl-stadium-project-unconstitutional-lawsuit-claims" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Special law for NFL stadium project unconstitutional, lawsuit claims</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/37135555/farmers-field-bringing-football-back-on-a-need-to-know-basis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Farmers Field: Bringing Football Back on a Need-to-Know Basis</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/117649876/is-la-finally-going-to-get-a-football-stadium Is LA Finally Going to Get a Football Stadium? Nicholas Korody 2015-01-05T12:19:00-05:00 >2015-01-09T13:35:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fe/fed7d056d11c5224b773cebaf5c63679.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The owner of the St. Louis Rams plans to build an NFL stadium in Inglewood, which could pave the way for the league's return to Los Angeles...Owner Stan Kroenke, who bought 60 acres adjacent to the Forum a year ago, has joined forces with the owners of the 238-acre Hollywood Park site, Stockbridge Capital Group. They plan to add an 80,000-seat NFL stadium and 6,000-seat performance venue to the already-massive development of retail, office, hotel and residential space...</p></em><br /><br /><p>"The announcement is the latest in more than a dozen stadium proposals that have come and gone in the meandering, two-decade effort to bring an NFL franchise back to the nation's second-largest media market. But Kroenke's move marks the first time an existing team owner has controlled a local site large enough for a stadium and parking."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116192545/u-s-in-the-race-for-2024-olympics-no-host-city-picked-yet U.S. in the race for 2024 Olympics, no host city picked yet Alexander Walter 2014-12-17T13:52:00-05:00 >2014-12-19T18:26:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d9/d91cd8e9a3ac7dad00793df53d26feda.jpg" width="650" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The United States Olympic Committee board of directors unanimously approved a U.S. bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the USOC announced today. Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., remain under consideration, with the selection of a U.S. bid city to be made in early 2015.&nbsp;[...] &ldquo;All four cities have presented plans that are part of the long-term visions for their communities,&rdquo; said USOC CEO Scott Blackmun.</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/116037548/sports-stadium-architecture-welcome-to-the-new-temples-of-pleasure Sports stadium architecture: Welcome to the new temples of pleasure Alexander Walter 2014-12-15T13:27:00-05:00 >2014-12-16T06:59:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/01/018d3e7e07c39f01602c5f396c1fea95.jpg" width="640" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"It's like creating a contemporary cathedral in some ways [...]" "Often the stadium is meant to become the pride of a city, a landmark object, and as such, a monument representing the latest achievements in architecture." Since ancient Greeks built the first Olympic stadium in fine white marble, the arena has been as much about inspiring awe, as staging competition. Today's architects must go even further.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115653141/hadid-and-japanese-at-loggerheads-over-turtle-like-olympic-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hadid and Japanese at loggerheads over &lsquo;turtle-like&rsquo; Olympic stadium</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112896791/diller-scofidio-renfro-named-as-design-architect-for-u-s-olympic-museum-in-colorado-springs Diller Scofidio + Renfro named as design architect for U.S. Olympic Museum in Colorado Springs Justine Testado 2014-11-04T18:49:00-05:00 >2014-11-13T19:16:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8d/8d39qggv2xv8lqi5.jpg" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Diller Scofidio + Renfro was announced as part of the winning team who will design and build the new U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum and Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colorado...the $60 million project will display artifacts, media, technology, tell the stories of American Olympic and Paralympic athletes, and share the historical significance and national pride spurred by the Olympic Games.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The winning team includes:</p><ul><li>Diller Scofidio + Renfro from New York (design architects)</li><li>Anderson Mason Dale Architects of Denver (architect of record)</li><li>Gallagher and Associates from Washington, D.C. (exhibit designers)</li><li>Pacific Studio of Portland, Oregon (exhibit fabricators)</li><li>GE Johnson of Colorado Springs (general contractor)</li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0x/0xgy3b8b5uy2j3ly.jpg"></p><p>On the other hand, some members of the local Colorado Springs design community were critical in that museum officials seemed inclined toward selecting an out-of-town design architect during the request for proposals.</p><p>Read more about the museum on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/diller_scofidio_renfro_named_as_design_architect_for_u.s._olympic_museum_/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102022594/modern-soccer-wouldn-t-be-the-same-without-an-architect-s-invention Modern soccer wouldn't be the same without an architect's invention Archinect 2014-06-16T16:00:00-04:00 >2014-06-23T22:03:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bk/bkzqflmgoijlx9sr.jpg" width="650" height="657" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>... the ball most commonly seen today was first designed in the 1960s by architect Richard Buckminster Fuller, whose forte was designing buildings using minimal materials. Previously, leather soccer balls consisted of 18 sections stitched together: six panels of three strips apiece. The soccer ball Fuller designed stitched together 20 hexagons with 12 pentagons for a total of 32 panels. Its official shape is a spherical polyhedron, but the design was nicknamed the &ldquo;buckyball.&rdquo;</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/94039627/in-atlanta-two-stadiums-collide-with-dreams-of-a-new-downtown In Atlanta, Two Stadiums Collide With Dreams of a New Downtown Alexander Walter 2014-02-21T14:45:00-05:00 >2014-02-24T18:35:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/aa/aa181ae9450b500fe92ef825ca19779f.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Over the next few years, two professional sports teams are in a position to radically reshape much of the fringe of Atlanta's downtown core. [...] Neither stadium deal has been the public relations coup that Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed surely hoped for. [...] There's an inherent messiness to these dual, competing narratives &ndash; one of downtown reinvestment, the other a triumph of the suburbs.</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/92473410/populous-fisht-olympic-stadium-for-sochi-winter-games Populous’ Fisht Olympic Stadium for Sochi Winter Games Justine Testado 2014-01-30T19:14:00-05:00 >2014-02-03T14:11:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/us/usji7og995bwl2p2.jpg" width="650" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Olympic stadiums are nothing new for Populous, the global practice known for designing some of the world's iconic sports venues. With the Sochi Winter Olympics a few days away, we'll give a little headstart with a glimpse into Fisht Olympic Stadium -- which Populous was selected to design in 2009 -- before it makes its debut at the Opening Ceremony.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yd/yd194on8v8si5z57.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8f/8fmj6kvmu3egq9dw.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/21/219a429dgwvwsk51.jpg"><br><br>For more details, head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/populous_fisht_olympic_stadium_for_sochi_winter_games/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92225316/5-months-before-the-world-cup-half-the-venues-aren-t-finished 5 months before the World Cup, half the venues aren't finished Alexander Walter 2014-01-27T14:13:00-05:00 >2014-01-27T14:17:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e7/e750706b58ae215e49edf3352519e5de.jpg" width="610" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Less than five months before Brazil's World Cup kicks off, 6 out of 12 venues are still unfinished -- including a complex in the northern city of Manaus, where construction workers have died and pay for laborers is an issue. Fifa has warned Brazil's World Cup 2014 host city of Curitiba that it could be excluded unless work speeds up.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/87532473/three-killed-after-partial-stadium-collapse-at-2014-world-cup-venue" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Three killed after partial stadium collapse at 2014 World Cup venue</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88075175/andr-chiote-illustrates-the-role-of-iconic-buildings-in-the-urban-collective-memory André Chiote illustrates the role of iconic buildings in the "urban collective memory" Justine Testado 2013-12-09T13:52:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T19:21:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q5/q59n0ho9u54zdrbu.jpg" width="650" height="910" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Rendered into clean lines and bold graphic hues, Oporto-based architect and illustrator Andr&eacute; Chiote draws some of the world's most iconic contemporary structures designed by their equally iconic architects. He began developing this project by choosing specifically-programmed buildings that became cultural symbols eventually engrained into the "urban collective memory."<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hj/hj81a45o6vja4y7n.jpg" title=""><br><br> Even by only highlighting a particular detail, the building is still recognizable whether one remembers seeing it on TV, online, in print, or in person. The souvenir poster/advertisement-like quality of Chiote's illustrative style further emphasizes the popularity of these structures.</p> <p> In his last approach, Chiote illustrated famous museums like Renzo Piano's addition to LACMA or the Mercedez-Benz Museum by UNStudio, among others.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h9/h9zowroagdy7vt30.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hf/hfga6bjrk27t38o4.jpg" title=""><br><br> Chiote continues exploring the role of these memorable buildings with "Sport's Buildings" -- many that have been seen in past Olympic Games. Here, he describes them as examples of "...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87916032/mars-wins-walltopia-competition-in-sofia-bulgaria MARS wins Walltopia competition in Sofia, Bulgaria Justine Testado 2013-12-02T14:45:00-05:00 >2013-12-09T18:46:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ak/aklg8rpdohwehqx8.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For anyone returning from the Thanksgiving holiday, perhaps a fitness-inspired project could help ward off a little of that holiday indulgence. MARS Architects recently won the competition to design the headquarters for leading sports activity brand Walltopia in Sofia, Bulgaria. Chosen out of 369 entries from 63 countries by the Foster + Partners-led jury, MARS' proposal is an 8,800 sq.m hybrid structure whose program is cleverly "folded" by an interweaving climbing atrium.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/65/65qjsdfq48c0h848.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aw/awxsghczba5z2n8x.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cz/czmhw216w3w2ca1k.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ap/api67tg6bzzx1yja.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1w/1w7ofjeyg73vzymc.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3o/3oe8wpw58la6dcta.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xg/xgv8nnnkho2ijvfx.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fz/fz8dcoogh7g7l5mc.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of MARS Architects.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87532473/three-killed-after-partial-stadium-collapse-at-2014-world-cup-venue Three killed after partial stadium collapse at 2014 World Cup venue Archinect 2013-11-27T14:51:00-05:00 >2013-11-27T14:56:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ij/ijtyf7cf9exuq0ls.jpg" width="650" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Brazil's World Cup preparations suffered a deadly setback on Wednesday when a roof collapsed killing at least two building workers at the S&atilde;o Paulo stadium that is due to host the opening match. Coming a week before the draw for next year's tournament, the fatalities revive concerns about unsafe infrastructure and the slow pace of construction, which have dogged the hosts for more than a year.</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/86623493/mvrdv-to-start-construction-on-the-couch-a-club-house-for-tennisclub-ijburg-in-amsterdam MVRDV to start construction on The Couch, a club house for Tennisclub IJburg in Amsterdam Justine Testado 2013-11-15T19:52:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T21:31:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ho/hozshna7lt9i7j8v.jpg" width="650" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Upon receiving approval, construction of MVRDV's The Couch is set to begin this month. The Couch is a club house that the Dutch firm designed together with co-architect Studio Bouwkunde for IJburg, a growing tennis club established in 2010 on an artificial island in Amsterdam.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/co/cotd8h57vk6m39ah.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bo/bol5jnx1wdslavmg.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w6/w6o9qjbjikgs44xn.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of MVRDV.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78687747/downsizing-but-going-upscale-in-daytona Downsizing but going "upscale" in Daytona Nam Henderson 2013-08-05T14:21:00-04:00 >2013-08-05T14:22:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v4/v4bnajf410sjqh78.jpg" width="650" height="349" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Fans are much more sophisticated now,&rdquo; said James Renne, a principal at the architectural firm Rossetti and the chief architect of the renovation. &ldquo;You&rsquo;ve already got N.F.L. stadiums that these fans go to, N.B.A., N.H.L. arenas that they go to"</p></em><br /><br /><p> Ken Belson reported on plans by&nbsp;Daytona International Speedway for up to $400 million in renovations. The goal is to&nbsp;overhaul the 54-year old, 147,000-seat track, shrink capacity, add amenities and&nbsp;reorganize the main grandstand.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/67580027/populous-and-ateliers-2-3-4-to-design-rugby-stadium-in-paris Populous and Ateliers 2/3/4/ to Design Rugby Stadium in Paris Alexander Walter 2013-02-14T14:00:00-05:00 >2013-02-14T17:31:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xw/xwrel0nmyranurk5.jpg" width="650" height="359" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The design proposal by Populous and Ateliers 2/3/4/ for the new Grand Stade Rugby Stadium in Paris has emerged victoriously over two competing entries. The announcement was made by the Steering Committee of the French Rugby Federation (FFR) after several months of discussions and reviews.</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/66484895/atlanta-falcons-name-shortlist-to-design-new-stadium Atlanta Falcons name shortlist to design new stadium Gregory Walker 2013-01-29T11:34:00-05:00 >2013-02-04T20:13:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l6/l6xhba2gt3g5zeu2.jpg" width="635" height="425" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"The Falcons and the Authority have reviewed the Statements of Qualifications received in response to the RFQ, and the Authority has selected the following firms to be finalists and eligible for further consideration (listed alphabetically):"</p></em><br /><br /><p> the short list for the new Atlanta Falcons stadium was released yesterday. they are:</p> <p> <a href="http://www.360architects.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">360 Architecture</a><br><a href="http://www.ewingcole.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ewing-Cole</a><br><a href="http://hksinc.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HKS Inc.</a><br><a href="http://populous.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Populous</a> + <a href="http://www.shoparc.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SHoP</a>&nbsp;Architects<br><a href="http://www.tvsa.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tvsdesign</a>/Heery/Gensler</p>