Archinect - News 2014-12-29T06:39:38-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/116047218/relocation-or-adaptation-is-a-2-degree-limit-for-global-warming-not-enough Relocation or Adaptation: Is a 2-Degree Limit for Global Warming Not Enough? Nicholas Korody 2014-12-15T18:35:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T20:32:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uy/uyegezm7bezkvfhg.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>...As a practical matter, limiting global warming to no more than 2C seemed like the most ambitious target that could possibly be achieved, since it would require virtually ending fossil fuel emissions within 30 to 40 years... Yet even as the 2C target has become a touchstone for the climate talks, scientific theory and real-world observations have begun to raise serious questions about whether the target is stringent enough."</p></em><br /><br /><p>As is documented in the article, the recent climate talks in Lima ended with an agreement to try to limit the long-term warming of the planet to below 2 degree celsius above the global average temperature at the start of the Industrial Revolution. This limit has been central to talks aimed at mitigating global warming, but, as the author notes, may not be enough. Already, the disastrous and damaging effects of global warming are felt worldwide. Moreover, scientists are realizing they had underestimated&nbsp;the potential rapidity of sea level rise from the melting glaciers of Greenland and Antarctica.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ac/achj1t7xh4wpwtq5.jpg"></p><p>To put this in perspective, in order to remain below the 2 degree threshold, the building sector alone must steadily transition to carbon neutrality by 2030, a radical change in the way architecture and construction currently operate. According to the project <a href="http://architecture2030.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture 2030</a>, whose name alone shows the centrality of the 2 degree limit, this could feasibly be accomplished if:</p><ul><li>"All new build...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/100599889/editor-s-picks-369 Editor's Picks #369 Nam Henderson 2014-05-29T13:05:00-04:00 >2014-06-30T11:39:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7w/7w3gynb0iggfmd24.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The latest <strong>Student Works:</strong> highlighted work from students in&nbsp;<a href="http://www.aud.ucla.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/99718581/student-works-3d-printing-the-new-millenial-domicile-with-ucla-and-hud" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&rsquo;s </a><a href="http://futurelabstudio.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3M futureLAB</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/99718581/student-works-3d-printing-the-new-millenial-domicile-with-ucla-and-hud" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> studio&nbsp;along with collaborators from </a><a href="http://www.hud.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Huddersfield</a>.&nbsp;Reacting to the lonely dystopic 3D printed future of residential architecture, <strong>PULPITO</strong>&nbsp;quipped&nbsp;"T<em>he project makes me feel lonely and depressed</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/17/17ljdziia0qmo2eh.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia</a> interviewed Ma Yansong of MAD Architecture. <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/100175622/a-new-nature-interview-with-ma-yansong-of-mad-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">She originally spoke with Ma Yansong after he visited Los Angeles in April to </a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97795335/mad-founder-ma-yansong-celebrates-opening-of-la-office-with-lecture-in-hollywood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">launch a new book</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/100175622/a-new-nature-interview-with-ma-yansong-of-mad-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> and prepare MAD's new Los Angeles branch opening.</a>&nbsp;Their discussion ranged from the Chinese version of 'nature' and what New York should learn from China, to his opinion of "<em>the so-called green architecture</em>" and parametric design.</p><p>Responding to the critics <strong>Olaf Design Ninja_ </strong>&nbsp;wrote "<em>I think he explains himself quite well in his first two paragraphs rendering both arguments above not relevant..or more importantly in disagreement with his concept (not western) of nature</em>".<br><br><br><strong>News</strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z2/z2fcr1k8oascd0c1.jpg"></p><p>BBC News reported the tragic news - the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100273460/glasgow-school-of-art-on-fire" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">historic </a><a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/16607/the-glasgow-school-of-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glasgow School of Art</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100273460/glasgow-school-of-art-on-fire" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> building,...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96516608/editor-s-picks-360 Editor's Picks #360 Nam Henderson 2014-03-26T11:00:00-04:00 >2014-04-03T10:07:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a8/a8t4w2z1az6n6rq5.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the latest edition of <strong>In Focus</strong>: <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/95633153/in-focus-agnese-sanvito" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect talked to London-based Italian photographer, </a><a href="http://agnesesanvito.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Agnese Sanvito</a>.&nbsp;She described how she started taking pictures while studying Fine Arts in Bologna.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/30/30x1vc36qpskzkbw.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Plus, &nbsp;in the the latest edition of <strong>Student Works</strong>: <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;Editorial Manager for Archinect,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/95966727/student-works-x-city-making-interior-cities-from-the-piet-zwart-institute" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">highlighted work by students from the </a><a href="http://pzwart.nl/nl/courses/miard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Masters of Interior Architecture and Retail Design</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/95966727/student-works-x-city-making-interior-cities-from-the-piet-zwart-institute" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> program at the Piet Zwart Institute</a>. As part of last fall's [X]City studio, focusing on a defunct submarine wharf in the Port of Rotterdam, the students explored whether interior design can give way to urban redevelopment.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r4/r4as9cjaq6cgkhcb.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/5808858/chris-teeter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris Teeter</a>&nbsp;commented "<em>I found this a hard problem to wrap my head around, but a good one. &nbsp;If I understand the intent with the question - Interiors are almost strictly ROI, but urban planning is social and more. &nbsp;Therefore, &nbsp;in a way urban plans allocate the best spots for ROI interiors</em>"<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95870906/architects-try-to-save-a-tower-in-moscow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An array of international architects, engineers, academics and cultural leaders</a> have signed a ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/81994873/just-launched-transformation-2030-a-student-design-challenge Just Launched: Transformation 2030: A Student Design Challenge Justine Testado 2013-09-16T17:41:00-04:00 >2013-09-16T17:41:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mx/mxm0iyvfmzlyidrl.jpg" width="514" height="268" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Our next Just Launched competition is Autodesk's "Transformation 2030: A Student Design Challenge", in collaboration with Architecture 2030 and the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS). The Challenge gives architecture and engineering students the chance to use their skills to help transform Hunts Point in New York City's South Bronx, a community that has been dealing with high unemployment rates and has over half of its residents living under the poverty line.</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/73254561/ed-mazria-announces-his-2030-palette-design-tool Ed Mazria announces his 2030 Palette design tool Andrew Michler 2013-05-16T14:35:00-04:00 >2013-05-21T18:06:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5k/5k8d913e1insuwka.jpg" width="514" height="316" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 2030 Palette is an interactive online tool that puts the principles behind low-carbon and resilient built environments at the fingertips of architects, planners and designers worldwide. Our goal is to inform the planning and design process at the point of inspiration. By curating the best information... highly complex ideas are made intuitive and accessible. Guiding principles are presented as individual &ldquo;Swatches&rdquo;, which together make up the larger fabric of sustainable built environments.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rt/rtckfquvasngjfsw.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The site - <a href="http://www.2030palette.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.2030palette.org</a> - looks like a very useful&nbsp;resource. Could be useful for&nbsp;designers&nbsp;but even more so for client to get by in when trying "new"&nbsp;strategies.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/3597490/can-new-york-city-achieve-carbon-neutrality-in-buildings-by-2030 Can New York City Achieve Carbon Neutrality in Buildings by 2030? Paul Petrunia 2011-04-20T20:18:18-04:00 >2011-04-20T20:18:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c9/c93703b6824f8300a920e7a7ffe13928.jpg" width="514" height="255" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Most buildings in New York will undergo renovation over the next twenty years. A number will also get demolished. As well, many building enclosures will soon need replacement, particularly post-WW2 curtain wall buildings. Gut renovations of office spaces take place on a regular basis. There is great opportunity to re-imagine and reduce energy consumption in all these buildings.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Our friend Jacob Slevin talks to Ed Mazria, sustainable architecture activist and founder of Architecture 2030, about changes he envisions for NYC and beyond.</p>