Archinect - News 2017-01-22T15:39:48-05:00 Editor's Picks #449 Nam Henderson 2016-07-05T14:36:00-04:00 >2016-07-14T22:09:57-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Scheer</a>&nbsp;penned his first essay for Archinect, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a review of a new federal courthouse in Salt Lake City</a>, designed by Thomas Phifer &amp; Partners.&nbsp;</p><p>His <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">conclusion</a>? "<em>As a piece of construction, it is beautifully detailed and executed&mdash;a virtuosic performance of modern building technology. It functions beautifully as well, amply fulfilling the judges&rsquo; request for daylight and thoughtfully accommodating the judicial process, while meeting complex internal security requirements...</em>"</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a> liked what she read "<em>excellent piece of architectural criticism. I like the building very much, but it's a good piece of criticism that allows one to consider both good and bad aspects of the design and how they represent society.</em>"</p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src=""><br>&nbsp;</p><p>After reading <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&rsquo;&nbsp;piece on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PodShare</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> and other co-living ventures</a>.&nbsp;<strong>Olaf Design Ninja_</strong> did not like what he read "<em>curates members......future is access......i actually find this alarming.</em>"<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ellen Hancock</a>,&nbsp;Archinect&rsquo;s UK Operations Manager, visited the Herz...</p> Philly's sidewalks and the fickle space between public and private Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-15T13:18:00-04:00 >2016-04-15T13:18:34-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Legally, sidewalk repair is the responsibility of homeowners, but historically, enforcement of upkeep has been thin. [...] &ldquo;[sidewalks] should be part of the money we spend on transportation ... because people who walk are transporting themselves on their feet.&rdquo; [...] The liability is actually two-tiered: The property owner is responsible if someone sues after an injury due to poorly maintained sidewalks, but the city has secondary responsibility because sidewalks are public infrastructure.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Sidewalks, New York's &quot;most desirable real estate&quot; " href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sidewalks, New York's "most desirable real estate"</a></li><li><a title="Not all sidewalks are created equal in D.C." href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Not all sidewalks are created equal in D.C.</a></li><li><a title="Why Los Angeles is struggling to fix thousands of miles of sidewalks" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why Los Angeles is struggling to fix thousands of miles of sidewalks</a></li><li><a title="Humanizing street design with 'shared space'" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Humanizing street design with 'shared space'</a></li><li><a title="Antonia Malchik on the end of walking in America" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Antonia Malchik on the end of walking in America</a></li></ul> Architects can now be held liable for building defects, rules California Supreme Court Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-21T19:23:00-04:00 >2014-08-22T10:05:36-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>California&rsquo;s Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that the principal architects for a condominium project may be sued directly by a condominium homeowners association for design defects.&nbsp;[...] The decision held that even though, on most projects, the developer has the final say on design choices, the architect can&rsquo;t escape liability to the end user.&nbsp;This decision is likely to give homeowners associations another target in defect cases.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Lawsuit could make climate change readiness the city's burden Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-23T12:37:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T20:07:22-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A major insurance company is suing Chicago-area municipal governments saying they knew of the risks posed by climate change and should have been better prepared. The class-action lawsuits raise the question of who is liable for the costs of global warming. [...] &ldquo;What the insurers are saying is: &lsquo;We&rsquo;re in the business of covering unforeseen risks... But we&rsquo;re now at a point with the science where climate change is now a foreseeable risk.&rsquo;&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>