Archinect - News 2016-05-31T06:07:34-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149945813/tracking-down-sears-catalog-homes Tracking down Sears Catalog Homes Alexander Walter 2016-05-17T15:45:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T23:44:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dg/dga4nw2ancve4h9c.jpg" width="514" height="699" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Not long ago, the&nbsp;Sears, Roebuck and Co. mail-order catalog&nbsp;was the ultimate marketplace, much like Amazon is today. You could even buy a house straight from the catalog. Just pick out the home you like, and voila, Sears would deliver it just for you. [...] From 1908 to 1940, Sears sold between 70,000 to 75,000 homes, so there are plenty out there, you just need to know where to look.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pi/pimh2s8d3smhasg9.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;This photo shows a Sears "Magnolia" kit house in Benson, North Carolina. (Photo:&nbsp;Rosemary Thornton; image via Wikipedia)</p><p>"Sears Modern Homes offered the latest technology available to house buyers in the early part of the twentieth century. Central heating, indoor plumbing, and electricity were all new developments in house design that "Modern Homes" incorporated, although not all of the houses were designed with these conveniences. Primarily shipped via railroad boxcars, these kits included most of the materials needed to build a house. Once delivered, many of these houses were assembled by the new homeowner, relatives, friends and neighbors, in a fashion similar to the traditional barn-raisings of farming families." (via the&nbsp;Sears Catalog Home <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sears_Catalog_Home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wikipedia page</a>)</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112805150/muji-s-prefab-vertical-house-now-available-for-japanese-residences" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Muji's prefab Vertical House now available for Japanese residences</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141782005/regarding-the-remarkable-range-of-prefab-self-built-movable-and-vernacular-dwellings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Regarding the remarkable range of prefab, self-built, movable, and vernacular dwellings</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118824259/the-vipp-shelter-joins-the-industrial-chic-prefab-housing-market" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The VIPP Shelter joins the industr...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945551/new-york-s-micro-apartments-seen-through-the-psychological-lens New York's micro-apartments seen through the psychological lens Alexander Walter 2016-05-16T13:45:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T23:51:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2d/2djp9dz6o4sq2fqc.jpg" width="514" height="404" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In just a few weeks, the residents of New York&rsquo;s first micro-apartment building can move in to their new homes. And when they say micro, they mean it [...]. Spending extended amounts of time in a crowded space can be stressful; if the unit holds multiple people, the occupants &ndash; especially kids &ndash; can suffer as a result of the lack of privacy. And creative space-saving layouts, she explained, can become a source of mental fatigue.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141813298/my-micro-nyc-apartment-complex-is-officially-renting" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">My Micro NYC Apartment Complex Is Officially Renting</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138505979/long-island-city-micro-units-will-have-three-bedrooms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Long Island City &lsquo;Micro&rsquo; Units Will Have Three Bedrooms</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132504519/500-square-feet-and-falling" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">500 Square Feet and Falling</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943280/dattner-designed-bronx-high-rise-will-be-new-york-city-s-largest-residential-passive-house Dattner-designed Bronx high-rise will be New York City's largest residential Passive House Alexander Walter 2016-05-02T14:08:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T09:38:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wk/wkdpd47wqlh6l2fy.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In addition to housing for low- and moderate-income households, the mixed-use and mixed-income development will include a supermarket with healthy food options, a charter school, a medical facility, cultural and community spaces, a social services facility, and a rehabilitated playground that is currently closed. [...] The 24-story building is expected to be the largest residential Passive House built in New York City and use 70% less energy than conventional buildings.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146668906/michael-kimmelman-on-the-state-of-affordable-housing-in-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Kimmelman on the state of affordable housing in NYC</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145045336/lessons-learned-the-complex-realities-when-designing-communal-social-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lessons learned: The complex realities when designing communal social housing</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124374509/the-bronx-s-once-celebrated-lambert-houses-face-an-unclear-fate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Bronx&rsquo;s once celebrated Lambert Houses face an unclear fate</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940152/critic-mark-lamster-on-the-dire-state-of-architecture-in-dallas-and-most-other-american-cities Critic Mark Lamster on the dire state of architecture in Dallas (and most other American cities) Alexander Walter 2016-04-12T14:52:00-04:00 >2016-05-02T01:16:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cr/cr1tkzi4w9e5fatx.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>bastardized visual language has become the de facto standard of Dallas residential architecture development. The explanation for its ever-increasing prevalence, however depressing, is fairly straightforward.&nbsp;Developers find something that&rsquo;s profitable and want to reproduce it. Risk-averse banks are happy to lend them money given their track record, at least in the short term. Architects, stuck with low budgets, tight schedules, and conservative developers, serve to please and follow convention.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"But Dallas architecture shouldn&rsquo;t be a joke, and it doesn&rsquo;t have to be. A look at recent developments in Los Angeles, a historically auto-centric city faced with similar&nbsp;growth challenges,&nbsp;suggests how Dallas might break the vicious cycle in which it is mired."</em></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126897631/architecture-critic-mark-lamster-we-systemically-encourage-bad-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Critic Mark Lamster: "We systemically encourage bad building."</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147360412/does-houston-s-architecture-lack-poetry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Does Houston's architecture lack poetry?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115730231/boston-mayor-marty-walsh-goes-up-against-boring-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boston Mayor Marty Walsh goes up against boring architecture</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149934283/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-kitchen-spaces-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Kitchen Spaces" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-03-11T19:06:00-05:00 >2016-03-18T01:49:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/28/28ms8s22tca1087j.jpg" width="514" height="343" 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="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/kitchen-spaces/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Kitchen Spaces</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ii/ii0fzo60gaoxx2xh.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/136319654/folds-house/136321263" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Folds House</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/bureaudechange" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bureau de Change</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sh/shw3x38fajepwmrl.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/73703209/refurbishment-and-interior-within-olgoj-chorchoj/75388194" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Loft in a historical building</a> in Prague, Czech Republic by Olgoj Chorchoj; Team Member:<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/73703209/katerina-hroncova-jurakova" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Katerina Hroncova (Jurakova)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c4/c4muhstzsegh32jk.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/klopfarchitecture/project/lafayette-custom-mid-century-modern-remodel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Custom Mid-Century Modern Remodel</a> in Lafayette, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/klopfarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Klopf Architecture</a>; Photo: Mariko Reed</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xq/xqrlxj67y6gye3uc.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/41134273/dune-house/144401828" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dune House</a> in Terschelling, the Netherlands by Marc Koehler Architects; team member: <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/41134273/anna-szczurek" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anna Szczurek</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yg/ygt4mq5t91mu9q71.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/51354911/warner-house-london/76876136" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Warner House</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/insideout" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inside Out Architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/39/39yczas66f7n16cg.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/danweberarchitecture/project/riviera" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Riviera</a> in Santa Barbara, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/danweberarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dan Weber Architecture</a>; Photo: Erin Feinblatt</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2u/2u2pke1n51o6h1ut.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/79523288/whale-house/80378261" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Whale House</a> in Toronto, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/rzlbd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">rzlbd</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fm/fmdtxmrrptt491pn.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/atelierzundelcristea/project/maison-vincennes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House</a> in Vincennes, 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/a4/a4yqnkq8jc0o1oam.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/workstead/project/sliding-kitchen2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sliding Kitche...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149047393/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-living-spaces-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Living Spaces" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-02-26T15:49:00-05:00 >2016-02-29T23:55:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bn/bnkpsjk57sdv4lo8.jpg" width="514" height="343" 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="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/living-spaces/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Living Spaces</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1v/1v2v77vfm0zpfb5h.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/3259896/shou-sugi-ban-house/148213929" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shou Sugi Ban House</a> in Los Gatos, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/3259896/schwartz-and-architecture-saa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schwartz and Architecture (SaA)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fh/fhyh8jqjcx5mv54c.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/danweberarchitecture/project/crestline" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Crestline</a> in Santa Barbara, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/danweberarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dan Weber Architecture</a>; Photo: Erin Feinblatt</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4c/4cpow0mekplir86c.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/51354911/warner-house-london/76876136" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Warner House</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/insideout" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inside Out Architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nh/nhg01s5ecc4sruhz.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/128171186/upper-west-side-apartment/128175208" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Upper West Side Apartment</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/128171186/carmen-lenzi-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">carmen lenzi architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tg/tgq3w31cv473hh8w.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/arrigo.strina/project/loft-in-colorno-parma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Loft</a> in Colorno, near Parma, Italy by <a href="http://archinect.com/arrigo.strina" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arrigo Strina Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9v/9vxypjapmx1ieavk.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/96424883/penthouse-apartment-in-bielefeld/147345063" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Penthouse Apartment</a> in Bielefeld, Germany by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/96424883/wannenmacher-m-ller-architekten-gmbh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wannenmacher-M&ouml;ller Architekten GmbH</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hb/hbnhfp8seakycx3q.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/imbue_design/project/rock-canyon-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rock Canyon Residence</a> in Provo, 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/650x/me/meckwent4fuht1ke.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/141263624/woodland-cabin/141264426" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woodland Cabin</a> in the UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/141263624/de-rosee-sa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">De Rosee Sa</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rv/rv98tyvl65x7puwn.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/meyerdavis/project/amagansett-beach-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beach House</a> in Amagansett, NY by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/meyerdavis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Meyer Davis Studio</a> (interior design)</p><p>(Cover pic: <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/41134273/house-like-village/144401827" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House Like Village</a> in Amste...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/148749401/big-is-proposing-this-pixellated-module-housing-project-in-toronto BIG is proposing this "pixellated"-module housing project in Toronto Justine Testado 2016-02-22T18:19:00-05:00 >2016-02-27T12:01:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ic/icjcnnmj6i1kqfsa.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The sentiment is warm and fuzzy. The design, however, is radical: BIG has imagined a complex that would be unlike any other building in the city &ndash; or, indeed, North America. The scheme blends an unusual stack-of-blocks form, and adds a complex weave of public and private spaces underneath and within the heart of the building itself...the effect [Bjarke Ingels] is going for is akin to 'a Mediterranean mountain town.'</p></em><br /><br /><p>More recent BIG projects:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147811744/big-to-design-2016-serpentine-pavilion-alongside-smaller-summer-houses-by-kunl-adeyemi-barkow-leibinger-yona-friedman-and-asif-kahn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG to design 2016 Serpentine Pavilion, alongside smaller "Summer Houses" by Kunl&eacute; Adeyemi, Barkow Leibinger, Yona Friedman and Asif Kahn</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147813356/big-in-paris-bjarke-ingels-to-design-for-galeries-lafayette-on-champs-lys-es" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG in Paris: Bjarke Ingels to design for Galeries Lafayette on Champs-&Eacute;lys&eacute;es</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147663869/big-s-concept-for-a-spiraling-landscape-tower-in-nyc-s-hudson-yards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG's concept for a spiraling-landscape tower in NYC's Hudson Yards</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146288445/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-new-houses-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's NEW "Houses" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-01-22T13:26:00-05:00 >2016-02-10T01:07:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zu/zupj8co9ms24w0tk.jpg" width="514" height="350" 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>brand new</strong> board <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/houses/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Houses</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xh/xhpfh9vbbcdiqxzg.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/imbue.design/project/pasture-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pasture Project</a> in Salt Lake City, 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/650x/ae/ae1ic22eqxnhxch1.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/yyaa/project/niu-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NIU House</a> in Ikoma, Nara, Japan by <a href="http://archinect.com/yyaa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yoshihiro Yamamoto</a>; Photo: Yohei Sasakura / SASANOKURASHA</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mu/muw1ii5ww5oa2inq.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/43037457/island-complex/74200934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Island Complex</a> in Paihia, New Zealand by <a href="http://archinect.com/bossleyarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bossley Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1e/1egkizj0nsf2swq7.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/88131415/arc-house/88137859" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arc House</a> in East Hampton, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/mbarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Maziar Behrooz Architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zj/zjrza5bkpyl7ygyz.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/22588/one-family-house-in-vallvidrera-barcelona-by-ylab-arquitectos-barcelona/83115806" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House</a> in Vallvidrera, Barcelona, Spain by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22588/ylab-arquitectos-barcelona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YLAB Arquitectos Barcelona</a>; Photo: Marcela Grassi</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ql/qlelguzhe041ncfe.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/77847420/box-house-by-1-1-arquitetura-design/83226662" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Box House</a> in Bras&iacute;lia, Brazil by <a href="http://archinect.com/umaum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1:1 arquitetura:design</a>; Photo: Edgard Cesar</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mm/mmwzjmp94vferylz.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/rzlbd/project/shaft-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shaft House</a> in Toronto, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/rzlbd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">rzlbd</a>; Photo: borXu Design</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/90/908hkutfi0hmvuqe.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/bdphoto/project/little-tesseract-house-by-steven-holl-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Little Tesseract House</a> in Upstate, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1405/steven-holl-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl Architects</a> (Photo: <a href="http://archinect.com/bdphoto" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bilyana Dimitrova</a>)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gi/giwzs8gdcjrjgrdo.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/103124358/casa-infinita/115977345" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Casa Infinita</a> in Babahoyo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/135806594/more-details-emerge-about-wework-s-residential-endeavor-welive More details emerge about WeWork's residential endeavor WeLive Alexander Walter 2015-09-03T14:29:00-04:00 >2015-09-04T14:16:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e4/e4f3in7qninus4oc.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>WeWork, the $10 billion startup that leases space to startups, has bigger ambitions: it wants to rent you a "co-living" space where you work, too. WeWork is busy launching its co-living apartments &mdash; known as WeLive spaces &mdash; in places like New York City and Washington DC, The Information reports. [...] WeWork will offer more than 250 micro-apartments at that location, along with amenities like bike parking, an herb garden, and a library.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read also our <em>Working out of the Box </em>interview with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/92243101/working-out-of-the-box-miguel-mckelvey" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miguel McKelvey</a>, co-founder of WeWork and a trained architect himself.</p><p>Previously in the Archinect news: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123197014/wework-moves-into-residential-development-with-welive" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WeWork moves into residential development with WeLive</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133421471/shipping-container-village-crops-up-in-oakland-offering-alternative-to-sky-high-sf-rents Shipping container village crops up in Oakland, offering alternative to sky-high SF rents Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-03T16:07:00-04:00 >2015-08-03T17:42:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/06/06qg8ibrtkdwyxjz.jpg" width="514" height="270" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Luke Iseman, 31, leases a 17,000-square-foot warehouse in Oakland in which he has built 11 micro residences out of cargo containers, Bloomberg reports. He charges $1,000 per months for each of the makeshift homes, which aren&rsquo;t legal, strictly speaking. [...] &ldquo;We have an opportunity here to create a new model for urban development that&rsquo;s more sustainable, more affordable and more enjoyable.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>More news on shipping containers and the Bay Area's residential market:</p><ul><li><a title="The Emergence of Container Urbanism" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/67510419/the-emergence-of-container-urbanism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Emergence of Container Urbanism</a></li><li><a title="Forget Big-Box Stores. How About A Big-Box House?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/49664422/forget-big-box-stores-how-about-a-big-box-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Forget Big-Box Stores. How About A Big-Box House?</a></li><li><a title="Airbnb rentals cut deep into San Francisco housing stock, report says" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128107747/airbnb-rentals-cut-deep-into-san-francisco-housing-stock-report-says" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airbnb rentals cut deep into San Francisco housing stock, report says</a></li><li><a title="No room for affordable housing in SF? Build it in Oakland" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124122059/no-room-for-affordable-housing-in-sf-build-it-in-oakland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">No room for affordable housing in SF? Build it in Oakland</a></li><li><a title="Looking to buy a home in SF? Good luck" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123600021/looking-to-buy-a-home-in-sf-good-luck" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Looking to buy a home in SF? Good luck</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/133408596/the-rise-of-communal-living-in-new-york The rise of communal living in New York Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-03T12:46:00-04:00 >2015-08-03T20:36:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vo/voqxzuymqge8q45y.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Pure House is among a handful of businesses that are renting rooms at a premium in exchange for access to amenities, a dormlike atmosphere and an instant community. For a certain set of New Yorkers, often new arrivals to the city with an income but no rental history, Pure House offers something of a reprieve. [...] The arrangement is a commercial outgrowth of co-living, taking life with roommates to a different level.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More news from the New York City residential market:</p><ul><li><a title="NYC's public-housing woes" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127597504/nyc-s-public-housing-woes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYC's public-housing woes</a></li><li><a title="Married Couples Take on Roomies to Adapt to Sky-High NY Rents" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124972879/married-couples-take-on-roomies-to-adapt-to-sky-high-ny-rents" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Married Couples Take on Roomies to Adapt to Sky-High NY Rents</a></li><li><a title="111 West 57th Street: The World&rsquo;s Skinniest Tower Will Also Be the Hemisphere&rsquo;s Tallest Residential Building" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118428219/111-west-57th-street-the-world-s-skinniest-tower-will-also-be-the-hemisphere-s-tallest-residential-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">111 West 57th Street: The World&rsquo;s Skinniest Tower Will Also Be the Hemisphere&rsquo;s Tallest Residential Building</a></li><li><a title='This New "Steampunk" Luxury Apartment Building for New York Should Fill You With Unbearable Shame' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115279170/this-new-steampunk-luxury-apartment-building-for-new-york-should-fill-you-with-unbearable-shame" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This New "Steampunk" Luxury Apartment Building for New York Should Fill You With Unbearable Shame</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/131793501/building-up-but-not-on-a-house-on-a-hill Building up, but not on, a house on a hill Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-13T13:15:00-04:00 >2015-07-13T17:14:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/it/itezwe0y3yckv91c.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Todd Conversano never thought he'd be able to enlarge the 1950s ranch-style home he and his wife bought a decade ago. Two previous geological reports on the property north of Beverly Hills suggested that it would cause drainage problems or, worse, destabilize the steep slope above the lot. Instead, he came up with a smarter, cheaper and less intrusive solution. [...] "I figured out how to do it without touching the building,"</p></em><br /><br /><p>Using a "moment frame" as the platform, Conversano was able to lift the new addition to sit just above the existing house without adding any additional load to it. The new master suite was then connected to the rest of the house by a staircase, bridging the two structure's interiors. Conversano's intervention has been common in commercial projects, but residential projects rarely get this "bypass" treatment.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130485204/jeanne-gang-s-proposed-160-folsom-tower-in-s-f-faces-sudden-local-opposition Jeanne Gang's proposed 160 Folsom tower in S.F. faces sudden local opposition Justine Testado 2015-06-26T13:58:00-04:00 >2015-06-30T17:31:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zc/zcme77cwlmla1tac.jpg" width="514" height="755" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>These are strange days in San Francisco, where the clamor to build needed housing &mdash; especially at affordable levels &mdash; is matched only by the self-righteous vigor with which actual proposals for that housing tend to be opposed...But if we want a well-planned city with distinctive new buildings for all its citizens, projects like this show that good design and good policy can go hand in hand.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Developer Tishman Speyer's nearly one-year-old proposal for a 400-foot-tall residential tower, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119969657/jeanne-gang-praises-san-francisco-s-architecture-ecosystem-as-context-for-new-residential-tower" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">which Jeanne Gang designed</a>, at 160 Folsom St. is suddenly <a href="http://www.saverinconpark.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">facing opposition</a> from local groups. With former mayor Art Agnos at the forefront of the opposition, the groups argue that the building promotes "economic segregation" and is yet another example of "developers wreaking vengeance" on the city, as <em>S.F. Chronicle</em>'s urban design critic John King states in the article.</p><p>Opponents claim the 400-foot tower would overshadow the nearby Rincon Park and the Embarcadero waterfront, although that area is already developed with large structures like the Gap HQ, the Hills Plaza complex, and the Infinity luxury condo complex&nbsp;&mdash; where Agnos and other opponents recently held their kickoff meeting, interestingly enough.</p><p>In terms of exterior design, King writes that Gang's corkscrew tower would be "a great addition" to San Francisco's skyline, and that the tower's visual distinction has the potential to "g...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129957435/mad-unveils-hillside-village-project-for-beverly-hills MAD unveils "hillside village" project for Beverly Hills Justine Testado 2015-06-21T08:00:00-04:00 >2015-06-22T22:38:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/in/in636i80w1le0b5j.jpg" width="514" height="318" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>MAD Architects is making their U.S. residential debut with the unveiling of 8600 Wilshire, which is scheduled to break ground along Wilshire Boulevard in the one and only Beverly Hills this October. Described by the architects like an oasis-like 'hillside village', the stark-white glass villas and lush greenery can easily appeal to the well-to-do 90210 crowd as California's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/439658/drought" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">drought</a> persists.</p><p>With a site area of 25,900 sq.ft, the mixed-use project consists of a cluster of 18 residential units nestled above a lush green commercial building covered in a "living wall" of California-native succulents and vines. The project 'mimics a small sinuous white hill' so as to complement the rolling landscape of Beverly Hills.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/54/54gw4pxoekuts7lr.jpg"></p><p>From the street, the villas appear opaque but reveal a transparent fa&ccedil;ade that faces toward the private garden and neighboring residential units inside. Housing types include three townhouses, five villas, two studios, and eight condominiums, including individual balcony-patio...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129403234/tadao-ando-shares-his-design-ambitions-for-152-elizabeth-street-in-new-york Tadao Ando shares his design ambitions for 152 Elizabeth Street in New York Alexander Walter 2015-06-12T14:23:00-04:00 >2015-06-16T18:19:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/py/pyms2jma7ncliwo0.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/99728/tadao-ando" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tadao Ando</a>'s first ever NYC building&nbsp;&mdash; the brutalist condo tower project <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/463712/152-elizabeth-street" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">152 Elizabeth Street</a>&nbsp;&mdash; is kicking into high gear with the release of new renderings, photos of the completed sales gallery, floorplans for the first residences coming on the market, the launch of a new website for the building, and the unveiling of a video interview with the Japanese master and the project's interior designer, Michael Gabellini of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/40804767/gabellini-sheppard-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gabellini Sheppard Associates</a>.</p><p>Read on for more details we've received, and watch the video interview below.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pe/pe2536vs9wamw9b4.jpg"></p><p>"For 152 Elizabeth Street, Ando harmoniously balances fundamental elements including water, metal, glass greenery and concrete. His inventive use of concrete, a material that&rsquo;s ubiquitous in a majority of his projects, has become famous around the world.</p><p>Part concrete, part jewel box, the building makes a strong yet quiet statement with a fa&ccedil;ade comprised of voluminous glass, burnished metal and flanked by poured in-place concrete and a living green wall that rise...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126959148/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-living-spaces-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Living Spaces" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-05-08T20:05:00-04:00 >2015-05-11T16:09:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ao/ao7io0vdons2h0y7.jpg" width="514" height="381" 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>brand new</strong> board <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/living-spaces/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Living Spaces</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dq/dqf3y4nhq7tzc78j.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/lm/lmo2nptpcuq021hd.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/griffinenrightarchitects/project/hollywood-hills-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hollywood Hills Residence</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/griffinenrightarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Griffin Enright Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6e/6e35tl79d55hiz46.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/studiorhe/project/the-old-vicarage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Old Vicarage</a> in Rendham, Suffolk, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/studiorhe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio RHE</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c4/c4ksfzo5fdzkp6bd.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/96628368/atelier/96629174" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atelier</a> in Brussels, Belgium by <a href="http://archinect.com/ww.elenabarenghi.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elena Barenghi</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qt/qtf3h3bauvs8376x.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/fungandblatt/project/rome-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rome Residence</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/fungandblatt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fung + Blatt Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bd/bdo7dwzc6mh9ipiv.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/43063951/taller-2012/59649985" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taller </a>in San Pedro, Mexico by <a href="http://archinect.com/covachita" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Covachita</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/na/naeggs1srqwkluav.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/fractalconstructionllc/project/gramercy-park-townhouse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gramercy Park Townhouse</a> in New York, NY by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/fractalconstructionllc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fractal Construction LLC</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/odanyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ogawa | Depardon Architects</a> (Architect of Record)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r0/r00wa1htc57yg1ok.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/bcarc/project/annie-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Annie Residence</a> in Austin, TX by <a href="http://archinect.com/bcarc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bercy Chen Studio</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/my/myxq8by1pz9wy7qh.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/httplogodotis.gr/project/summer-house-in-paros-cyclades-greece-design-by-logodotis-art-to-fit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Summer House</a> in P&aacute;ros, Greece by <a href="http://archinect.com/httplogodotis.gr" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexandros Logod...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126953722/another-case-of-poor-door-for-proposed-vancouver-high-rise Another case of "poor door" for proposed Vancouver high-rise Justine Testado 2015-05-08T17:39:00-04:00 >2015-05-13T17:52:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/07/07z7osijyjk9ssd3.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new building in Vancouver's West End neighbourhood is getting some attention because of its segregated entrances for condo residents and those living in social housing units. The West End Neighbours community group says the market-priced condo units and social housing units for the 19-storey high-rise for 1171 Jervis Street will also be branded differently at the entrances and have separate amenities. The development permit was approved Monday by city staff.</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/125514414/film-the-northparker-signals-change-in-a-once-blighted-san-diego-district FILM: The Northparker signals change in a once-blighted San Diego district Justine Testado 2015-04-17T14:49:00-04:00 >2015-04-17T15:41:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mm/mmfl0h81wajcl8i5.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://breadtruckfilms.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Breadtruck Films</a> captures a glimpse of The Northparker's impact in the booming Northpark neighborhood of San Diego in the nearly 6.5-minute film, "The Northparker". Designed by architect/developer <a href="http://www.jonathansegalarchitect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jonathan Segal</a>, the monolithic mixed-use structure has 27 stylish residential units tucked inside in addition to four hipster-friendly restaurants that offer craft beer and street food. Plus, the building received <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125454077/2015-aia-housing-awards-continue-to-foster-designing-high-quality-housing-for-all" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a 2015 AIA Housing Award</a> yesterday.</p><p>Watch the whole film right below. (Adorable-kid commentary included.)</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125454077/2015-aia-housing-awards-continue-to-foster-designing-high-quality-housing-for-all 2015 AIA Housing Awards continue to foster designing high-quality housing for all Justine Testado 2015-04-16T20:38:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T20:49:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ff/ff0zstkk6cvhv292.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Residential design doesn't have to stop at neat rows of identical apartment buildings or houses, although sometimes it's what is inside a home that can leave the biggest impression. But what's most important is the availability of high-quality housing that suits the various needs for people from all walks of life. The AIA likes to promote these residential-design qualities in their Housing Awards, one of their several annual architectural awards programs.</p><p>For 2015, ten recipients received awards in three of the four awards categories: One/Two Family Custom Housing, Multifamily Housing, and Specialized Housing. The jury didn't select any winners for the One/Two Family Production Housing category this year.</p><p>Get a glimpse of this year's winning projects, which include an apartment building that supports former homeless families, a housing community for senior-aged LGBT residences, and a cottage cluster for musicians, to name a few.</p><p><strong>Multifamily Housing</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/housing-awards/BroadwayAffordableHousing/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Broadway Affordable Housing; Santa Mon...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122818149/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-kitchen-spaces-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Kitchen Spaces" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-03-13T15:25:00-04:00 >2016-01-20T00:28:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/17/17rz6safkooesqzp.jpg" width="514" height="343" 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>brand new</strong> board <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/kitchen-spaces/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Kitchen Spaces</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yd/ydjnv0yg8mrw2tiw.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/31739426/kafka-residence/99378950" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kafka Residence</a> in La Jolla, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/SafdieRabines" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Safdie Rabines Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wo/wodytk3fi5k5e4ol.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/i29ia/project/invisible-kitchen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Invisible Kitchen</a> in Paris, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/i29ia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">i29 interior architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1w/1wd8vn1e4jebgaz4.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/22588/one-family-house-in-vallvidrera-barcelona-by-ylab-arquitectos-barcelona/83115806" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vallvidrera House</a> in Barcelona, Spain by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22588/ylab-arquitectos-barcelona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YLAB Arquitectos Barcelona</a>; Photo: Marcela Grassi</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wx/wx546txtmz4dw0zl.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/64841783/brooklyn-rowhouse-ii/67447199" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rowhouse II</a> in Brooklyn, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/64841783/robinson-grisaru-architecture-pc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robinson + Grisaru Architecture PC</a>; Photo: Catherine Tighe</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/91/91l568c6sioc6sjd.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/77847420/box-house-by-1-1-arquitetura-design/83226662" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Box House</a> in Brasilia, Brazil by <a href="http://archinect.com/umaum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1:1 arquitetura:design</a>; Photo: Edgard Cesar</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r0/r09ppsb978f5x8wr.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/122153879/house-passage-of-landscape/122153880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House Passage of Landscape</a> in Toyota, Japan by <a href="http://archinect.com/ihrmk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ihrmk</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ew/ewc6nbqy3j1uj4c0.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/martinarchitects/project/gansett" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gansett</a> in Amagansett, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/martinarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Martin Architects PC</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sf/sfhwo2torff3ylpc.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; Edgewater Residence in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/formationassociation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Formation Association</a>; Photo: Josh White</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/an/anr91hetkb0khs7b.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/jameswagmanarchitect/project/loft-east-village2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">East Village Loft</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/jameswagmanarchitect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ja...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119969657/jeanne-gang-praises-san-francisco-s-architecture-ecosystem-as-context-for-new-residential-tower Jeanne Gang praises San Francisco's architecture 'ecosystem' as context for new residential tower Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-04T14:46:00-05:00 >2015-02-09T15:52:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9c/9c4897c49c1f40baa1cbe5ab990b1d6b.jpg" width="514" height="906" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;San Francisco is really focused on getting things right on the ground, creating a rich fabric,&rdquo; said Gang... &ldquo;You have your own ecosystem.&rdquo; [...] She&rsquo;s at work here on a 40-story tower proposed at Folsom and Spear streets, one block in from the Embarcadero. The form would be simple, a lean rectangle, but the silhouette would be a ripple of angled bay windows, jagged and subtle at once. &ldquo;Some designers focus on the profile. We&rsquo;re looking more at the elements, starting from the inside out,&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/118346265/thom-mayne-razing-ray-bradbury-s-house-to-build-his-own Thom Mayne razing Ray Bradbury's house to build his own Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-01-14T13:11:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T12:42:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0f/0fa437243d061ad807295e5941435e5f.jpg" width="200" height="150" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Ray Bradbury's] Cheviot Hills house ... hit the market last May, and sold in a little over a month for $1.765 million [...] the buyers were Pritzker-Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne, of the firm Morphosis, and his wife, Blythe Alison-Mayne. [...] the new property owner's plan is to demolish Bradbury's house to put in a new house with three underground levels&mdash;one of which will hold a swimming pool&mdash;and two stories above ground.</p></em><br /><br /><p>CurbedLA also points out that, according to <a href="http://morphopedia.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morphopedia</a>, this will be Mayne's first residential project in LA in more than ten years.</p><p>More photos via <a href="http://file770.com/?p=20397?michpun" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">File 770</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116274455/urban-land-institute-releases-new-report-about-the-role-of-micro-units Urban Land Institute releases new report about the role of Micro Units Alexander Walter 2014-12-18T15:18:00-05:00 >2014-12-27T21:57:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3n/3nxfocwwqbb4f210.jpg" width="514" height="382" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New research from the Urban Land Institute suggests that micro units&mdash;typically larger than a one-car garage, but smaller than a double&mdash;have staying power as a housing type that appeals to urban dwellers in high-cost markets who are willing to trade space for improved affordability and proximity to downtown neighborhoods.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's the direct link to the report&nbsp;<em><a href="http://uli.org/wp-content/uploads/ULI-Documents/The-Macro-View-on-Micro-Units.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Macro View on Micro Units</a></em>.</p><p>Click <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/204975/micro-units" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> for more on the topic of <em>Micro Units</em> on Archinect.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113667820/nmda-3xn-and-mad-among-first-six-teams-competing-for-porsche-residential-tower NMDA, 3XN, and MAD among first six teams competing for Porsche residential tower Justine Testado 2014-11-14T19:52:00-05:00 >2014-11-19T19:54:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o2/o2dblwiuny37vqvr.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Luxury brand Porsche Design recently launched a closed invite-only competition to find the architect for their Porsche Design Tower in Frankfurt, Germany. The winning proposal will have the most fitting urban architectural concept along with ideas for the surrounding outdoor spaces. The project will be Porsche's debut in real estate in Europe.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Out of a goal of 20 participating architecture teams, the first six firms to compete are:</p><ul><li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Delugan Meissl Associated Architects, Vienna (Austria)</li><li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 3XN, Copenhagen (Denmark)</li><li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Neutelings Riedijk Architecten, Rotterdam (The Netherlands)</li><li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Stefano Boeri Architetti, Milan (Italy)</li><li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; MAD architects, Beijing (China)</li><li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Neil M. Denari Architects, Los Angeles (USA)</li></ul><p>Find out more about the project on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/first_6_teams_including_nmda_3xn_mad_architects_to_compete_for_porsche_resi/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105478813/new-renderings-of-what-will-replace-grafitti-art-mecca-5pointz-emerge New Renderings of What Will Replace Grafitti Art Mecca 5Pointz Emerge Diane Pham 2014-07-31T20:09:00-04:00 >2014-09-09T17:40:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6r/6rv7kv5tg8wgfd8p.jpg" width="514" height="389" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you loved 5Pointz, grab a box of tissues because you aren't going to be happy with what's planned for the soon to be demolished building. New renderings of what will replace the former art mecca have emerged, and unsurprisingly, the towers are as ho hum residential as they come. The new design is the work of New York-based HTO Architect, and once complete, will hold 1,000 apartments within two towers of 41 and 47 stories each.</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/105328520/fendi-launches-first-luxury-residential-project Fendi Launches First Luxury Residential Project Alexander Walter 2014-07-29T15:23:00-04:00 >2014-07-29T15:23:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/06/060f825bf385691953c16fa74333aa98.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The trend of Italian fashion firms co-developing luxury condominiums continues, with Fendi on July 28 becoming the latest brand to announce its first foray into a branded real estate project &mdash; partnering with the Ch&acirc;teau Group to develop Fendi Ch&acirc;teau Residences, a new and exclusive 12-story waterfront condominium building located in Miami, Florida two blocks south of The Bal Harbour Shops.</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/103782637/nordstrom-tower-in-new-york-will-be-world-s-tallest-residential-building-at-1-775 Nordstrom Tower in New York Will be World's Tallest Residential Building at 1,775' Alexander Walter 2014-07-09T13:25:00-04:00 >2014-07-09T13:28:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f6/f697736e6d94d5e0167f60adb46dab0a.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>225 West 57th Street&lsquo;s facade will top-out 1,479&prime; above street level, while a surprise spire on top will cap the tower at 1,775 feet. Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill are designing the building. The new height details will result in several superlatives: Manhattan will finally retake the &lsquo;tallest roof&rsquo; in the United States from Chicago&rsquo;s Willis Tower, which stands 1,451&prime;, and 225 West 57th Street will become the tallest residential building in the entire world [...].</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/102271187/new-details-on-tadao-ando-s-upcoming-residential-project-in-nyc-s-nolita New details on Tadao Ando's upcoming residential project in NYC's NoLIta Justine Testado 2014-06-19T21:12:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T16:58:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/si/sinqydwznd7sqcaa.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The first renderings are out for <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/99728/tadao-ando" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tadao Ando</a>'s first project in New York City, 152 Elizabeth Street, a 32,000 sq.ft "ultra-luxury" condominium building to be constructed at the corner of Kenmare and Elizabeth Street in NoLIta in Manhattan. New York-based luxury residential development firm Sumaida + Khurana commissioned the acclaimed Japanese master architect <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95126889/tadao-ando-to-design-first-residential-building-in-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this past March</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qz/qz7u2o7r0m907382.jpg"></p><p>152 Elizabeth Street will add to the changing state of the NoLIta neighborhood, whose moniker stands for "North of Little Italy." In recent years, the neighborhood's historically industrial character has become a trendy hotspot for real estate, boutiques, restaurants, and bars.</p><p>Based on Sumaida + Khurana's renderings, the building's design will include Ando's signature elements like poured-in-place concrete, galvanized steel, and an abundant use of glass. Michael Gabellini and Kimberly Sheppard of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/40804767/gabellini-sheppard-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gabellini Sheppard Associates</a> will work on the interiors and serve as Architect of Record.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7s/7spe7o3xykzativi.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3x/3xmhmxv2g76lme6x.jpg"></p><p>At 7 stories tall and capped...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100729279/daniel-libeskind-s-60-story-century-spire-breaks-ground-in-metro-manila-philippines Daniel Libeskind’s 60-story Century Spire breaks ground in Metro Manila, Philippines Justine Testado 2014-05-30T20:51:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T21:24:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wu/wu2hz4vdy2znaq5j.jpg" width="514" height="736" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Daniel Libeskind is at it again with the recent unveiling and groundbreaking of Century Spire, a 60-story tower that will be built in the city of Makati in Manila, Philippines. Showrooms officially opened on May 28, and Libeskind joined Century Properties and Armani/Casa officials at the groundbreaking and ribbon-cutting. The tower is scheduled for completion in 2018.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1493/studio-daniel-libeskind" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daniel Libeskind</a> collaborated with Robbie Antonio of major Philippine real estate firm Century Properties Group and Giorgio Armani's Armani/Casa Interior Design Studio in designing the office and residential tower &mdash; which they all believe will reshape Metro Manila's skyline (It <em>sure </em>will...)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zm/zm1j0ml4n8to2plu.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eq/eq4mluo8k3fcjc8s.jpg"></p><p>So, Archinecters, any thoughts on Libeskind's latest project? (I know you do). Feel free to share them in the comments below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/99840077/boeri-studio-s-bosco-verticale-in-milan-makes-the-forest-tower-fantasy-a-reality Boeri Studio's Bosco Verticale in Milan makes the forest tower fantasy a reality Justine Testado 2014-05-16T14:14:00-04:00 >2014-05-20T20:22:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/94/94bwbzi8ld04y0lx.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1644/stefano-boeri-architetti" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boeri Studio</a> will soon realize the dream of the forest tower with Bosco Verticale, or Vertical Forest -- and they're building two. The thought of a tower "built" out of living greenery has been rendered by architects numerous times, it has reached the point where it's considered <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/89295240/eco-porn-competition-results-expose-the-sassy-side-of-green-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a trope of green architecture</a>. But from an idealistic view, seeing the tree-tower design get past the planning stage and move toward completion is quite refreshing, if not intriguing, to say the least.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/le/leosrlvkg74mwzql.jpg"></p><p>Located in Milan's redeveloping complex of Porta Nuova Isola, Vertical Forest was designed to help alleviate the city's increasing air pollution problem and provide a biological urban habitat in a total area of 40,000&nbsp;m2.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0e/0exx4xo3omq1tel2.jpg"></p><p>The towers -- at 110 meters and 76 meters tall -- allegedly have 900 trees (measuring between 3m-6m) already planted in the residential balconies, along with 5,000 shrubs and 11,000 floral plants on terraces up to the 27th floor. As described by the studio, the vast number of plants will not on...</p>