Archinect - News 2015-08-03T21:40:27-04:00 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 >2015-03-13T17:10:26-04:00 <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> http://archinect.com/news/article/95126889/tadao-ando-to-design-first-residential-building-in-new-york Tadao Ando to design first residential building in New York Justine Testado 2014-03-07T18:39:00-05:00 >2014-07-16T20:46:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bn/bneie6jt6g24rbin.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Tadao Ando has been commissioned by real-estate development firm Sumaida + Khurana to design an ultra-luxury condominium building in New York. This will be Ando's first building in New York.</p><p>Here's more detail about the upcoming project:</p><p>"New York-based luxury&nbsp;residential development firm Sumaida + Khurana have closed on a $21,000,000&nbsp;deal to acquire a site at 152 Elizabeth Street in Nolita and announced&nbsp;plans to&nbsp;develop it into an approximately 32,000-square-foot, iconic, ultra luxury condominium&nbsp;building. The building will feature 8 units and will be located at the corner&nbsp;of&nbsp;Kenmare and Elizabeth Street. Construction is expected to begin later this year and the building will be completed in 2016.&nbsp;</p><p>The developers have commissioned world-renowned, Japanese master architect Tadao Ando to design the project, it will be his first residential condominium project in New York. Ando is the only person to have won all four major international architecture prizes: the Pritzker Architecture Priz...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92228551/big-hks-mda-unveils-honeycomb-resort-design-for-the-bahamas BIG + HKS + MDA unveils Honeycomb resort design for The Bahamas Justine Testado 2014-01-27T15:14:00-05:00 >2014-02-03T19:24:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iz/izv7zo0ego8qae0c.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a>, in collaboration with <a href="http://www.hksinc.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HKS Architects</a> and <a href="http://mdabahamas.com/index.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Diggiss Architects</a>, revealed their design for the Honeycomb residential building in the beach and golf resort community of Albany in The Bahamas. Commissioned by Tavistock Group and New Valley LLC, the 175,000 ft&sup2; (approx. 16,000 m&sup2;) residential building will be the tallest structure in Albany, set to become a new centerpiece for the city.<br><br>BIG sent us more details on the project right below:<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uy/uy2gnvwqnrotammf.jpg"><br><br>"The fa&ccedil;ade has a hexagonal pattern that uniquely frames the natural beauty of the Island. The balconies are deep enough to not only provide outdoor spaces, but also summer kitchens and a pool sunken into the balcony of each unit."<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ls/ls3nt4ky832b800s.jpg"><br><br>"These pools have a transparent edge towards the plaza, eliminating the visual barrier between the pool and the environment. Bathers can be fully immersed in the view of the marina and the ocean beyond."<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/is/isq19s1ohywke821.jpg"><br><br>"Bjarke Ingels: 'Our design is driven by an effort to maximize the enjoyment of the abundant natural qualities of Al...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91702458/what-could-have-been-of-gershwin-plot-14-by-nl-architects What could have been of Gershwin Plot 14 by NL Architects Justine Testado 2014-01-20T19:48:00-05:00 >2014-02-16T21:53:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c3/c3gdtwe5u3pgbwbg.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gershwin Plot 14 by Dutch firm NL Architects is an eye-catching project to start off the week. The proposal was the winning entry of a 2012 competition to design a new large residential building in Amsterdam. Unfortunately, the project was abruptly cancelled in 2013. Such is the world of architecture...</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3a/3ammnm5enr7zmb82.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5a/5aff9wkr9r9za19d.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9b/9bh1g920iimsojbo.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4f/4f3mnbori2gpq1he.jpg" title=""><br><br> Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/gershwin_plot_14_by_nl_architects/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90753849/rice-design-alliance-s-additionally-tour-highlights-modern-updates-of-8-historic-houses-in-houston Rice Design Alliance’s "Additionally" tour highlights modern updates of 8 historic houses in Houston Justine Testado 2014-01-08T12:46:00-05:00 >2014-01-13T19:58:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w6/w6ok3kopfw8tj170.jpg" width="514" height="439" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you're in the Houston, Texas area and want to "add in" some well-in-advance weekend plans, Rice Design Alliance from Rice University will be hosting their 38th Annual Architectural Tour "Additionally" on March 29-30, 2014.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://ricedesignalliance.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RDA</a> is inviting its members and their guests for a weekend to visit eight historic houses originally built between 1885 to 1964 throughout Houston. Within the past 12 years, local architecture firms individually crafted modernized additions that complement each house's historic nature.</p> <p> Check out some of the tour's destinations:<br><br> 216 Avondale (1906); Addition: 2012, m+a architecture<br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z1/z1x0bc0dlaw3xlu0.jpg" title=""><br><br><br> 707 Sabine (1885); Additions: 2000, Gary Eades; 2009, Janusz Design<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sz/szx9mjp26k778h07.jpg" title=""><br><br><br> 3503 Audobon (1920); Addition: 2011, Interloop&ndash;Architecture<br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mt/mtxyz4fdr7h197g8.jpg" title=""><br><br><br> 5503 Sturbridge; Additions: 1960, Marshall S. MacDougal; 2008, Dillon Kyle Architecture<br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k1/k1bkb59ws133v5k0.jpg" title=""></p> <p> For more info on the tour, head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/rice_design_alliances_additionally_tour_to_visit_8_historic_residences_in_h/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of Rice Design Alliance.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/89078429/berg-c-f-m-ller-dinelljohansson-propose-world-s-tallest-wooden-skyscraper-for-stockholm Berg | C.F. Møller & DinellJohansson propose world’s tallest wooden skyscraper for Stockholm Justine Testado 2013-12-17T18:58:00-05:00 >2013-12-23T18:39:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7z/7z3ulloqjfp1cnfp.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Berg | C.F. M&oslash;ller and DinellJohansson recently won the competition to design a future residential landmark for Stockholm. Hosted by Swedish real estate group HSB, three competing teams were required to propose three innovative residential buildings for three central locations in the city. The winners will work with HSB to develop and build the residential complex by 2023, in time for HSB's 100th anniversary.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Here's a glimpse of Berg | C.F. M&oslash;ller and DinellJohansson's proposals:<br><br><strong>Hagastaden:</strong></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x9/x9lu8x9nddqm8hpb.jpg" title=""><br><br><br><strong>V&auml;sterbroplan:</strong></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f07zq7mc4daw31zn.jpg" title=""><br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Fleminggatan:</strong></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ak/akp1widxmysdpanp.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/89000477/h-architecture-s-winning-proposal-for-the-sejong-public-housing-development H Architecture’s winning proposal for the Sejong Public Housing Development Justine Testado 2013-12-16T18:49:00-05:00 >2014-01-01T22:01:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z2/z2x1bvvv6kdhherg.jpg" width="514" height="393" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New York-based H Architecture sent us their winning proposal for the Sejong 2-2 M2 Block Public Housing Development competition. In celebrating its 50-year apartment building history, the Korea Land and Housing Corporation opened a call for ideas for its new 77,000m2 housing development in Sejong City, South Korea.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/6679589/h-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">H Architecture</a>'s proposal -- done in collaboration with <a href="http://archinect.com/haeahn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Haeahn Architecture</a> -- revolves around an open, versatile "not-to-define" concept as a response to the typical rigid approach of public housing design.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zz/zzzm5afrkw9v4qru.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n8/n8gi1ckuvnmdi6rt.jpg" title=""><br><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/73/73y4650muptofgl1.jpg" title=""><br><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iu/iuayg9fzcg2hgfpk.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88595906/nl-architects-completes-b05-kuifje-in-nieuw-crooswijk-rotterdam NL Architects completes B05 “Kuifje” in Nieuw Crooswijk, Rotterdam Justine Testado 2013-12-11T12:29:00-05:00 >2013-12-11T13:07:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/97/97sk80qv8d4uia82.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After three years of construction, NL Architects' B05 Kuifje is now complete. Nicknamed Tintin, B05 is located in Nieuw Crooswijk, a residential area near the city center of Rotterdam and the Kralingse Bos park. With its "deformed" silhouette, Tintin was constructed as part of an urban plan by West 8 to redevelop the area into a distinct cityscape.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Here are a few photos of "Tintin":<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qx/qxuzo4429ivfgccm.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9t/9tt5vf2mawn7k4e7.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4l/4lzjlf3sywt7lyz0.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>Photos by Luuk Kramer.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87388705/unstudio-selected-to-design-the-baumkirchen-mitte-in-munich UNStudio selected to design the Baumkirchen Mitte in Munich Justine Testado 2013-11-25T18:03:00-05:00 >2013-11-25T18:07:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fu/fudblfi9za3w5sbf.jpg" width="514" height="914" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>UNStudio was recently chosen to design the Baumkirchen Mitte, an office and residential complex in Munich, Germany. In collaboration with OR else Landscapes, UNStudio won out of six shortlisted finalist teams that included BIG, J Mayer H Architects, and Schneider + Schumacher Architects.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zh/zhsr577v2iqktinu.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sj/sj3h5ntc2m46bkms.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gj/gjdq4clgrojarih7.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ia/iaztu91qy9auacwl.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gv/gv5ngc0dr57e6bjr.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>All images courtesy of UNStudio.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/81686598/tech-professionals-seek-less-flashy-homes Tech professionals seek less flashy homes Archinect 2013-09-12T17:32:00-04:00 >2013-09-17T14:16:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ys/ys3f5h3ngel6jyoa.jpg" width="514" height="370" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The owner of Hill House is Scott Croyle, senior vice president of design at HTC. At two bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and a study, the home is just large enough to share with his wife and son. Its modest scale allowed Bernstein to emphasize quality materials over quantity of space. "It's almost a negative value in that (tech) community," said Bernstein of over-the-top homes. "There's a real emphasis on not seeking a mansion right away."</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>