Archinect - News 2017-05-26T12:59:11-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150009121/twelve-tacoma-by-aleph-bau-is-your-typical-row-house-with-a-secret-only-seen-from-above Twelve Tacoma by Aleph-Bau is your typical row house with a secret only seen from above Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-05-24T15:13:00-04:00 >2017-05-26T11:06:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ap/ap8e90j6g4v3fnlo.jpg" width="650" height="401" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/1880/toronto" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toronto</a>'s central Summerhill neighborhood sits a steady line-up of typical 19th century workers' row houses. Nestled among them, between the colored brick facades and conventional front porches, is Twelve Tacoma, designed by the Toronto-based <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/68551579/aleph-bau" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aleph-Bau</a>. Drawing on the surrounding vernacular, the design mimics the ordinary signifiers typical of the neighboring homes but with a contemporary bent, notably in its unusual choice in materials. For example, the awning over the door&mdash;standard for this block&mdash;is updated with plexiglass. The white paint further distinguishes this home as an elegant and crisp addition to the block.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3y/3ywl6k7nbropqf11.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ht/htuaw4n8ilkhks5q.jpg"></p><p>From above, the home begins to depart much more from its surroundings than one would have assumed from the street. An upper level has been added to the row house, cladded in corrugated aluminum&mdash;a material once common to industrial spaces that has gained popularity amongst architects over the years due to its affordability, durability, and availability. The extensio...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008665/disused-petrol-station-site-to-be-transformed-into-apartments-by-neubau Disused petrol station site to be transformed into apartments by NEUBAU Abigail Banfield 2017-05-23T01:54:00-04:00 >2017-05-22T14:54:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zf/zf2q7on7305kfzu8.jpg" width="650" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A major project in north London has just received planning permission; a &lsquo;pixelated&rsquo; residential scheme will replace a historic clock tower and a derelict petrol station. The architects behind the project, NEUBAU, are an emerging practice consisting of thinkers and designers with international experience.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kg/kgk3ykp92wezeng5.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wa/wabvfd5qyh71vz69.jpg"></p><p>28 apartments will be arranged in smaller six meter wide units, in a way which reduces the overall visual impact of the development. The building up of height,&nbsp;and its corner location, creates an acoustic shield created by the corner frontage has created a sheltered area behind the building for a communal garden; a &lsquo;private oasis&rsquo; for future residents.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zd/zds5npd9i0bom9vv.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v6/v66otfw8pp63e8gw.jpg"></p><p>The site, a challenging corner on two very busy roads, is currently home for a disused petrol station and a large clock tower. Following a long and difficult planning process, the aptly named &lsquo;Tower Station&rsquo; development will maintain the cubic volumes of the existing tower, and its civic function at the same time, with a large mechanic...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008073/aia-los-angeles-announces-top-residential-architecture-projects-for-2017 AIA Los Angeles announces top residential architecture projects for 2017 Justine Testado 2017-05-17T18:34:00-04:00 >2017-05-17T18:34:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4a/4auoa3hw57ri1pnu.jpg" width="650" height="520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The AIA Los Angeles chapter celebrates some of the area's best contemporary residential projects in the Residential Architecture Awards. For 2017, the chapter announced 29 winning projects, many of which were designed by notable L.A. firms like Lehrer Architects, Tighe Architecture, Belzberg Architects, Michael Maltzan Architecture, Bestor Architecture, XTEN Architecture, and plenty more.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Some of this year's winners include:</p><p><strong>Affordable Starter Home Prototype (South LA, CA) by Lehrer Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/r8/r8bx2bmtx3i69j8a.jpg"><em>Photo: Michael B. Lehrer, FAIA, Nerin Kadribegovic, AIA, and Benjamin Lehrer</em></p><p><strong>IVRV House (Los Angeles, CA) by SCI Arc - submitted by project coordinator and design faculty Darin Johnstone, AIA</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/qe/qez9eil6tk8j4npf.jpg"><em>Photo: Joshua White.</em></p><p><strong>MU77 (Los Angeles, CA) by Arshia Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/n9/n9fkn5fq0eihra80.jpg"><em>Photo: Paul Vu, Brandon Vogts</em></p><p><strong>Peace Creek Villas (Chengdu, China) by John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/zd/zdsyfj8e38f23v8y.jpg"><em>Photo: Su Chen</em></p><p><strong>Blackbirds (Los Angeles, CA) by Bestor Architecture</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/6j/6jlzcx28fh6lyrnf.jpg"><em>Photo: Laure Joliet, Iwan Baan.</em></p><p><strong>Garrison Residence (Redondo Beach, CA) by Tighe Architecture</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/qe/qee4ha6ihvxemrps.jpg"><em>Photo: Art Gray</em></p><p>See more of the winning projects <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5666/aia-los-angeles-awards-29-projects-in-2017-residential-architecture-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150007209/between-a-16th-century-church-and-a-wooden-barn-the-chimney-house-by-dekleva-gregori-architects Between a 16th century church and a wooden barn: the Chimney House by dekleva gregorič architects Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-05-12T16:03:00-04:00 >2017-05-12T16:05:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/iz/izrwq0e1i2ot4lnj.jpg" width="650" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Nestled between a 16th century church and a wooden barn, the Slovenia-based firm&nbsp;<a href="http://dekleva-gregoric.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">dekleva gregori&#269; architects</a>&nbsp;have&nbsp;designed the Chimney House to both follow the rules of local architecture while marking a typological transformation based on the users' specificity. The architects have used vernacular materials&mdash;oiled larch board cladding the outside and oiled oak for the the interior&mdash;while innovating on the shape of the home, playing off the prevailing gabled roof typology common to the region. The distinguishing shape further references the neighboring church.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4g/4g5qktqzerg2uww3.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/it/itir9h8rmk0v2iz2.jpg"></p><p>The house draws its name&mdash;the Chimney House&mdash;partially from the architects choice to use the form of this traditional fixture. The exterior incorporates this typology into the shape of the house. The element rises up between the two gables bringing in light from above and creating a continuous skylight , or perhaps a "chimney of light," into the house. This design solution also allows the architects to opt for fewer windows and ope...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150006893/want-to-live-in-thom-mayne-s-iconic-sixth-street-house Want to live in Thom Mayne's iconic Sixth Street House? Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-05-10T19:38:00-04:00 >2017-05-12T18:27:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ne/nemnbi8yct0ublf0.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Then we have good news for you, that is, if you have $7,600 a month to spare on rent. The LA-based architect's Santa Monica home has been put up for lease following his recent re-location to Cheviot Hills. Two years ago, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/117998/thom-mayne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thom Mayne</a> and his wife, Blythe Mayne, bought beloved science-fiction author <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118346265/thom-mayne-razing-ray-bradbury-s-house-to-build-his-own" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ray Brabury's old home</a> and have since, spent the past two years rebuilding on the site. Now that they have made the move, their old residence is up for grabs.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cr/cr6y674xq6wxcokp.jpg"></p><p>Some might recognize the home from its prominent role in Michael Mann's 1995 crime movie,&nbsp;<em>Heat,&nbsp;</em>in which Al Pacino famously rants about the "dead-tech post-modernistic bullshit house." Quick aside: the restaurant Kate Mantilini, also designed by his firm <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/42923078/morphosis-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morphosis</a>, makes an appearance in the film as well.</p><p></p><p>Beyond its legacy in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/36262/hollywood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hollywood</a>, the home has received plenty of acclaim in the world of architecture. It was the recipient of the 1987 AIA Los Angeles Honor Award and the architectural drawings of the home have been displayed at <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/176/moma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MOMA</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0b/0bby3wtkxvq98juu.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9k/9kou5dybqjegqwww.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jy/jyv0g755axce2lkl.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d1/d1hl0vmg99g0iw2e.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/13/13dxk0r55ez3h4wj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t3/t3rj8dk74i5gfqo4.jpg"></p><p>Y...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150005785/bohlin-cywinski-jackson-receives-two-aia-housing-awards Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Receives Two AIA Housing Awards Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-05-03T13:23:00-04:00 >2017-05-03T13:23:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z4/z41q01afk9gz2d3g.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The 2017 National Conference on Architecture put on by the AIA over the weekend came with a parade of honors and awards including the Housing Awards program. Now in its 17th year, the AIA Housing Awards&nbsp;were established to honor the best in residential architecture and promote the importance of good housing as a necessity of life. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/47974/bohlin-cywinski-jackson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bohlin Cywinski Jackson</a>&nbsp;was one of firms to be recognized by the program for their exception design, receiving multiple accolades.</p><p>Their Los Altos Residence was honored in the "One/Two Family Custom Residences" category. The home is a modernist reinterpretation of the Northern California ranch. With a simple layout and detailing, the firm has created a home that is both calm and restful.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dz/dze53y4lyqiyt2ug.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z4/z41q01afk9gz2d3g.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4i/4ied0pb10x59czfb.jpg"></p><p>The second accolade was awarded to the Stellar Residence and Townhomes at Mountainside Northstar, falling in the "One/Two Family Production Homes" category. The Residence is a challenging update on the traditional mountain chalet while using familiar materials common to the...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004446/when-architects-build-homes-for-themselves When architects build homes for themselves Alexander Walter 2017-04-24T18:22:00-04:00 >2017-04-24T18:28:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lr/lr0rr9htvfoau71y.jpg" width="650" height="298" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architects use the design of their own homes both as a design experiment and as a representation of their own beliefs and ideals. Their grounding through education and experience may form a base or starting point, but the influences of their culture, lifestyle and the environment of their upbringing are naturally integrated into their architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"The size of an architect's own home is often an expression of their professional commitment. There is a small but current movement towards the micro unit, an expression of a need to achieve home ownership, however small. At the opposite scale, the McMansion is still popular, but architects' homes tend to be more responsible and they generally scale the size of their home as a direct relationship to their needs."</em></p><p>Um...duh.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002462/ai-project-proposal-for-a-500-unit-residential-development-in-digbeth-birmingham AI project proposal for a 500 unit residential development in Digbeth, Birmingham Archinect 2017-04-11T15:20:00-04:00 >2017-04-12T07:18:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ta/ta2jzbf89xh5s95l.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>London-based practice <strong>Architects of Invention (AI)</strong> has submitted a design proposal for 500 residential units in Birmingham&rsquo;s Digbeth area.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ym/ymxo2krr2l9ryswj.jpg"></p><p>The practice was approached by Chinese private equity fund <a href="http://www.pgc-fund.com/en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PGC- Capital</a> whose <em>The Jewel Court</em>, 77 one-two bed luxury apartments, is already on site in Birmingham.</p><p>The design concept - &lsquo;Garden Hill&rsquo; - is inspired by The Hanging Gardens of Babylon: an oasis-like residence for Birmingham&rsquo;s growing, multicultural population. The two dramatic 25-storey staggered towers, hung with gardens at every level, give all occupants and visitors access to private and shared terraces and a spacious rooftop garden. The entire block is made of CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) as an exercise in highly sustainable construction.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/iv/ivmj1h8v11wdvioy.jpg"></p><p>The proposal suggests a new model for live / work / play, where the units are small, but there are large shared facilities for communal living and working, including music recording studios and small rental units for startups. The scheme proposes gro...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002494/swimming-with-skyscrapers-watch-video-from-a-glass-bottomed-sky-pool Swimming with Skyscrapers: Watch video from a glass-bottomed sky pool Julia Ingalls 2017-04-11T13:29:00-04:00 >2017-04-11T13:45:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kb/kbswftzr1h8apfuy.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What's more relaxing than a glass-bottomed sky pool 42 stories above Houston? Well, pretty much every other thing in the known universe, which makes the existence of this Jackson + Ryan Architects-designed pool not only an eye-catching publicity stunt for the residential tower's developer, but a viral, stomach-clenching video that is now titilating news anchors over at <a href="http://www.cnn.com/videos/cnnmoney/2017/04/10/houston-rooftop-pool-city.hln" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CNN</a>. Here's the video, in full, as posted on the developer's Facebook page:</p><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150000601/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-houses-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Houses" Pinterest Board Archinect 2017-03-31T14:58:00-04:00 >2017-04-03T13:40:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/92/92imxpht0cnisx2h.jpg" width="650" height="433" 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/houses/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Houses</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pf/pf3w6zrijvtw0mij.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/gadarchitects/project/contemporary-collective-living-new-forms-of-affordable-housing-for-relocalized-farmers-in-hangzhou-china" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Contemporary Collective Living: New Forms of Affordable Housing for Relocalized Farmers</a> in Hangzhou, China by <a href="http://archinect.com/gadarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">gad</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4z/4z7md8cgo3qo86e9.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/paularcherdesign/project/jax-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jax House</a> in Hackney, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/paularcherdesign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Archer Design</a>; Photo: Will Pryce</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1h/1hn7apqqd5apv9v1.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/archimania/project/woodard-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woodard Residence</a> in Memphis, TN by <a href="http://archinect.com/archimania" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">archimania</a>; Photo: Hank Mardukas Photography</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8d/8di1tdd9f2yv9zhm.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/54428815/the-house-of-prajna/149999210" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The House of Prajna</a> in Kwachon, South Korea by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/54428815/studio_gaon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">studio_GAON</a>; Photo: Yong Kwan Kim</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gw/gwduyhknvucggxei.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/shift/project/matryoshka-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Matryoshka House</a> in Rotterdam, Netherlands by <a href="http://archinect.com/shift" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shift architecture urbanism</a>; Photo: NoortjeKnulst</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0j/0jdaov6vzulw6g95.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/studio304/project/hollybank-avenue" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hollybank Avenue</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/studio304" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio 304</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7g/7gfrazc9ppu3nbjo.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/emerymcclure/project/bsl-2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BSL2</a> in Bay Saint Louis, MS by <a href="http://archinect.com/emerymcclure" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">emerymcclure architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ah/ahmxt1694fisfl2h.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/klopfarchitecture/project/mountain-view-double-gable-eichler-remodel-by-klopf-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Double Gable Eichler Remodel</a> in Mountain View, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/klopfarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Klopf Architecture</a>; Photo: Marik...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149997112/a-circular-villa-designed-with-dogs-in-mind A circular villa designed with dogs in mind Nicholas Korody 2017-03-14T12:31:00-04:00 >2017-03-22T15:49:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b0/b0yphr973ps037eu.jpg" width="640" height="426" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Designed for a couple and their Alaskan malamutes, the 360 Villa by the Dutch design studio 123DV is, as its name suggests, a circular house with 360&#730; views courtesy of a continuous glazed exterior wall. That way, the couple never have to keep their eyes off their beautiful canine companions.</p><p>The house was designed in other ways to accommodate the presence of the dogs. A canopy extends all the way around the house, which, according to the architects&rsquo; statement, is to provide shelter for the dogs (and, assumedly, their humans). On one side of the villa, the garden wall rises to about halfway up the window, which lets the owners maintain literal eye contact with their dogs. Likewise, mirrored walls allow more visual connection to the dogs. Maybe overboard.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bn/bn1pruhmv0x30z7s.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ee/ee8gnxb7awxsqws2.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4m/4m4j5dfl96vxq5ph.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vy/vydtd0oy1m3hmb5f.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lx/lxtne3a1we8iv1c7.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ti/tigvbwxl5xom4if1.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ux/ux1mj8z5ubtjugwc.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149994532/nyc-s-squatters-get-their-own-graphic-novel-historic-documentation NYC's squatters get their own graphic novel/historic documentation Julia Ingalls 2017-02-28T19:59:00-05:00 >2017-02-28T20:27:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nc/ncqi262i2tc2fch3.jpg" width="650" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Amy Starecheski, oral historian, former squatter, and author of the recent book, Ours to Lose: When Squatters Become Homeowners in New York City, gathered a group who have been documenting the squatting movement from multiple perspectives, from firsthand experience to generational remove. Below, Amy guides us through some of the documents they have gathered and created: a graphic novel, a sketchbook with instructions for DIY electrical wiring, interviews, and installations...</p></em><br /><br /><p>Thanks to Amy Starecheski, the documentation of the gritty romance of squatting in city-abandoned NYC buildings in the 1980s and 1990s can now be perused, graphic-novel style:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6r/6rjjt5eb7dikpot6.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149993619/herzog-de-meuron-s-6-am-is-a-late-bloomer-reaching-completion-in-2035 Herzog & de Meuron's "6 AM" is a late bloomer, reaching completion in 2035 Julia Ingalls 2017-02-23T19:28:00-05:00 >2017-02-24T21:31:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nz/nzgsyya09go2hsnh.jpg" width="650" height="451" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Two 58-story towers, eighteen years and two billion dollars make up the fundamental elements of Herzog &amp; de Meuron's city-like mixed-used development "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149971213/needle-exchange-a-look-at-herzog-de-meuron-s-transformative-needle-tower-development-in-dtla-s-arts-district" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">6 AM</a>," which, while beginning its first phase of construction in 2018 in downtown L.A.'s Arts District, won't be finished until its principal architects are both 85 years old.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/44/44ylymhzsz04mhu4.jpg"></p><p>The wait should be worth it, though: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980645/mia-lehrer-discusses-her-long-running-history-with-the-la-river-s-redevelopment-on-our-final-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mia Lehrer</a> will be providing the landscape architecture, while the project's seven buildings will include space for arts and performance, retail, a public/private school, a hotel and of course, plenty of apartments. The delay does prompt the question: will Los Angeles' Arts District still be the Arts District by then, or will it just be an evocative placard in&nbsp;2.8 million square gentrified feet?</p><p>h/t <a href="https://archpaper.com/2017/02/6am-development-herzog-de-meuron-details/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archpaper</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149992536/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-kitchen-spaces-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Kitchen Spaces" Pinterest Board Archinect 2017-02-17T15:37:00-05:00 >2017-02-17T15:38:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cj/cjuk7gdf4mh2ebvq.jpg" width="650" height="433" 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/g4/g4cmuyt3396agjwr.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/149990915/harvey-road/149990916" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvey Road House</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/149990915/erbar-mattes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Erbar Mattes</a>; Photo: St&aring;le Eriksen</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rh/rhzprjngc9miefbw.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/GENASSEMBLY/project/boerum-hill-townhouse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boerum Hill Townhouse</a> in Brooklyn, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/GENASSEMBLY" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">General Assembly</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ss/ss8tyhsl82q49xo1.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/studio304/project/hollybank-avenue" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hollybank Avenue</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/studio304" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio 304</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6a/6a40cyshzqbg9svg.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/domaen/project/ell2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ELL</a> in Beverly Hills, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/domaen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Domaen LTD</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1a/1a5cm0aixl0vuv2t.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/interurbanstudios/project/double-concrete-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Double Concrete House</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/interurbanstudios" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inter Urban Studios</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bf/bfol8a5qnkqwbfnk.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/83073930/slip-house/149978327" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Slip House</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/83073930/carl-turner-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carl Turner Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l5/l5wcpovs95sqdq01.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/desaichia/project/photographer-s-loft" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photographer's Loft</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/desaichia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Desai Chia Architecture</a>; Photo: Paul Warchol</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tu/tus7gx991uritd2r.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/133595838/laurentian-ski-chalet/149963173" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Laurentian Ski Chalet</a> in St. Donat, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/133595838/robitaillecurtis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RobitailleCurtis</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jq/jqfjftsf71a6vynm.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/auarchitects/project/slot-house-london-w12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Slot House</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/auarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Au Architects</a>; Photo: David Butler Photography</p><p>(Cover pic: <a href="http://archinect.com/klopfarchitecture/project/renewed-classic-eichler-by-klopf-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renewed Classic Eichler</a> in&nbsp;Sunnyvale, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/klopfarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Klopf Architectur...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991301/fallingwater-institute-gains-4-spartan-yet-beautiful-dwellings-by-bohlin-cywinski-jackson Fallingwater Institute gains 4 spartan yet beautiful dwellings by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Julia Ingalls 2017-02-09T18:46:00-05:00 >2017-02-10T13:42:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/30/30dl0lbcsozqzj20.jpg" width="650" height="436" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Fallingwater Institute, which is located on the High Meadow farm next to the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright home, is adding four new "modest wood portals" to its 1960s era teaching facilities. The new dwellings, designed by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100056538/bohlin-cywinsky-jackson-and-eckersley-o-callaghan-tapped-for-apple-s-upcoming-madison-avenue-store" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bohlin Cywinski Jackson</a>, are created both to extend from the existing High Meadow structure while giving the Institute's summer residency students a spare, yet beautiful place, to work and live.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vv/vv0qd0zxcjcex3yr.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7t/7tfd43dipfe81q8w.jpg"></p><p>"The building's main entry welcomes visitors into a central screened porch, which joins the new architecture to an existing cabin and serves as the outdoor gathering and dining space," Bill James, project architect from Bohlin Cywinski Jackson's Pittsburgh office, notes in a press release. "A horizontal screen, made of Norway Spruce harvested and milled on site, extends from the main cabin and continues along the walkway leading to the dwellings."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x3/x3rsmpj0jz5bovnv.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n9/n9wpghps2cmzc1d8.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149988959/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-living-spaces-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Living Spaces" Pinterest Board Archinect 2017-01-27T14:38:00-05:00 >2017-01-27T14:43:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5h/5h80ijgmgqctvd1f.jpg" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip: </strong>use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the 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/lb/lbinv79e71uqtv8h.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/motodesignshop.com/project/70s-modern" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'70s Modern</a> in Abington, PA by Irwin Stein; Renovation: <a href="http://archinect.com/motodesignshop.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moto Designshop Inc.</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lh/lhj34riyyntpzyfs.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/klopfarchitecture/project/mountain-view-double-gable-eichler-remodel-by-klopf-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Double Gable Eichler Remodel</a> in Mountain View, 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/1b/1bqm9saorzjkq8a0.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/edgleydesign/project/secret-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Secret House</a> in Islington, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/edgleydesign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Edgley Design</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s2/s2icgngmfx62ofkn.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/GENASSEMBLY/project/vinegar-hill" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vinegar Hill</a> in Brooklyn, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/GENASSEMBLY" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">General Assembly</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z5/z5gyhbbump0i3knl.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/patricktighearchitecture/project/garrison-residence2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Garrison Residence</a> in Redondo Beach, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/patricktighearchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tighe Architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fk/fk1m6p43adkefani.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/m3architecture/project/cape-tribulation-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cape Tribulation House</a> in Daintree, Australia by <a href="http://archinect.com/m3architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">m3architecture</a>; Photo: Peter Bennetts</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gw/gw2qgt0933axkf32.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/133595838/laurentian-ski-chalet/149963173" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Laurentian Ski Chalet</a> in St. Donat, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/133595838/robitaillecurtis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RobitailleCurtis</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bz/bzqx2kd70taart2s.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/oddarchitects/project/odd-house-1-0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">odD House 1.0</a> in Quito, Ecuador by <a href="http://archinect.com/oddarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">odD+ Architects</a>; Photo: Jean Claude Constant</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8c/8c0gh8hucmkzpc5o.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/martinkovicmilford/project/digby-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Digby Residence</a> in San Francisco, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/martinkovicmilford" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Martinkovic Milford ...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149983662/inventively-clad-gentrification-in-the-form-of-bordeaux-s-urban-dock Inventively-clad gentrification in the form of Bordeaux's "Urban Dock" Julia Ingalls 2016-12-22T13:13:00-05:00 >2017-01-01T16:29:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cx/cxb1x974xu23z762.jpg" width="650" height="782" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Take an abandoned industrial neighborhood in Bordeaux, France, affix a masterplan by urbanist Nicholas Michelin to it, and then add in an inventive cladding system over a 56-unit apartment building, and you have the fundamental makings of "Urban Dock," a recently completed project by&nbsp;Hamonic + Masson &amp; Associ&eacute;s. The title is rooted in a metaphor, the kind of idealistic gentrification that parachutes into a depressed urban swath and attempts to liven things up. Whatever one's feelings about that, the undulating series of extruded porches and shifting color schemes is eye-catching:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s0/s0j18sy0afkb9sy4.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/va/varubixcdm9qvo1j.jpg"></p><p>As a press release explains, "The building is clad in metal, which is occasionally perforated in order to allow loggias to appear whilst also highlighting the articulation of projections and recesses, creating intriguing vertical patterns. The cladding also produces an iridescent &lsquo;double skin&rsquo; with different transparencies and a shell-like effect, with a shimmering exterior that provides a contrast to the wh...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149982720/inside-big-s-twisted-twin-towered-grove-at-grand-bay Inside BIG's twisted, twin-towered Grove at Grand Bay Julia Ingalls 2016-12-14T13:53:00-05:00 >2016-12-21T21:57:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wb/wb0cdi5s2zfp5nvv.jpg" width="650" height="520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At each elevation from the third through 17th floors, the floor plates in Bjarke Ingels Group's new Grove at Grand Bay rotate three feet, creating a twisting set of luxury residential towers that from the ground resemble the splayed bellows of dueling concrete accordions. Indeed, these 20-story sustainable towers, which are expected to attain LEED Gold status, seem to be designed as much for the entertainment value of sweeping aerial flyover shots as actual inhabitation.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7e/7eezmu0oq7rsrgdh.jpg"></p><p>The interiors do possess a kind of upbeat brutalist vibe; slanted concrete pillars face off against vibrant murals and landscape architect&nbsp;Raymond Jungles' gardens&nbsp;in the common areas, while the residences themselves take in views of the arts community in which it is sited, Coconut Grove.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/05/05z7lbl3kp9zyfog.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;Coconut Grove is a special place with a well-defined soul, so it was important that Grove at Grand Bay respond to its community through a design that was respectful and distinctive,&rdquo; Bjarke Ingels is quoted as saying in a press rel...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980907/big-barcode-to-design-terraced-sluishuis-complex-in-amsterdam BIG + BARCODE to design terraced “Sluishuis” complex in Amsterdam Justine Testado 2016-11-30T18:58:00-05:00 >2016-11-30T20:51:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7v/7vyqdz8ifmgn3m0q.jpg" width="650" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a> has another terraced building in the works. This time around, the practice led a team with Rotterdam-based <a href="http://archinect.com/barcodearchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BARCODE Architects</a> to design the competition-winning scheme for&nbsp;&ldquo;Sluishuis&rdquo;, a new 46,000 m2 mixed-use development proposed for IJburg Lake at the edge of Amsterdam.&nbsp;</p><p>The residential complex will be a&nbsp;&ldquo;building inside the port, with a port inside the building,&rdquo; <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/7054/bjarke-ingels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a> says.&nbsp;Showing off different silhouettes at various vantage points, the building will also include 380 apartments,&nbsp;about&nbsp;4,000 m2 of commercial and public areas, 240 underground parking spaces,&nbsp;and a water-quality program that the architects say will provide enough room for up to 30 houseboats.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5e/5egol0tsmenteg8f.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y1/y18nct1y4qd60apt.jpg"></p><p>Toward the water, the building block lifts up to create a large opening that allows water from the IJ Lake to flow into the central courtyard as well as bring sunlight and views into the inner apartments of the building. The block then cascades downward and reveals more of itself toward the city.</p><p>A public promenade ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149973773/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-houses-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Houses" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-10-14T15:20:00-04:00 >2016-10-17T13:54:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rn/rnpx269lqb279wbz.jpg" width="650" 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 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/uu/uuj0wn9l0e1y8q4l.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/stpmj/project/shear-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shear House</a> in Seoul, South Korea by <a href="http://archinect.com/stpmj" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">stpmj</a>; Photo: Song Yousub</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e2/e2a2bdy2e7dyt9wq.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/newwavearchitecture/project/three-views-a-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Three Views / A House</a> in Tehran, Iran by <a href="http://archinect.com/newwavearchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Wave Architecture (Lida Almassian / Shahin Heidari)</a>; Photo: Parham Taghioff</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2l/2ly74pbsh0gpn090.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/patricktighearchitecture/project/garrison-residence2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Garrison Residence</a> in Redondo Beach, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/patricktighearchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tighe Architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q4/q49vqnvwvfhboksk.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/desaichia/project/lm-guest-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LM Guest House</a> in Dutchess County, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/desaichia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Desai Chia Architecture</a>; Photo: Paul Warchol</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gz/gz4pqg7vuyd3y1ie.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/25989684/canyon-house/149970989" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Canyon House</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/25989684/aaron-neubert-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aaron Neubert Architects</a>; Photo: Brian Thomas Jones</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nd/ndb7vf3c4e5w7teu.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/65056169/black-mass-linden-street-apartments/149653684" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Black Mass - Linden Street Apartments</a> in San Francisco, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/65056169/stephen-phillips-architects-sparchs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stephen Phillips Architects (SPARCHS)</a>; Photo: Tim Griffith Photography</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/es/esdjqunbtv96iyfe.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/54428815/yoojeongheon-in-jeju/149970556" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YooJeongHeon</a> in Jeju, South Korea by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/54428815/studio_gaon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">studio_GAON</a>; Photo: Youngchae Park</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/77/77q9dz0n0hf1iwj1.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/brandt_simon_architekten/project/schuppen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">s...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149972724/preserving-memory-in-2016-stephen-lawrence-prize-winner-house-of-trace Preserving memory in 2016 Stephen Lawrence Prize winner House of Trace Justine Testado 2016-10-07T19:12:00-04:00 >2016-10-11T22:07:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/er/erky00lv467f771l.jpg" width="650" height="836" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Tsuruta Architects' House of Trace was revealed as the 2016 Stephen Lawrence Prize winner during a slew of big announcements at the RIBA Stirling Prize party in London yesterday...[In designing the House of Trace,] Tsuruta Architects wanted to preserve a &ldquo;sense of everyday memory, while simultaneously allowing the new intervention to have its own identity.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t4/t4vannfireyuvr35.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/er/eray1v0lplkcxjo9.jpg"></p><p>It surely must be a proud moment for London-based <a href="http://www.tsurutaarchitects.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tsuruta Architects</a>, whose delightful old-meets-new House of Trace won the RIBA's 2016 Stephen Lawrence Prize.</p><p>More details <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5208/2016-stephen-lawrence-prize-awarded-to-house-of-trace" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149966395/riba-announces-2016-stephen-lawrence-prize-shortlist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA announces 2016 Stephen Lawrence Prize shortlist</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149966330/stepping-inside-studio-mk27-s-polished-sp_penthouse Stepping inside Studio MK27's polished SP_Penthouse Justine Testado 2016-09-01T14:09:00-04:00 >2016-09-05T00:14:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k8/k8qr7bb5u328rcfn.jpg" width="650" height="425" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The SP_Penthouse in Sao Paulo isn't Don Draper's&nbsp;never-before-seen getaway&nbsp;from a lost episode of &ldquo;Mad Men&rdquo;, although it can surely pass as&nbsp;a set for the&nbsp;TV&nbsp;show with all&nbsp;those modernist furnishings.&nbsp;Since Studio MK27 completed the polished abode&nbsp;last year, it has gained recognition in notable design competitions like&nbsp;the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953098/azure-s-2016-az-awards-conclude-with-18-winning-projects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 AZ Awards</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;the latest&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149959357/2016-inside-world-festival-of-interiors-shortlist-highlights" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">INSIDE:&nbsp;World Festival of Interiors</a>&nbsp;shortlist. The designers have been in the global spotlight as well&nbsp;for&nbsp;other Sao Paulo&nbsp;projects like the&nbsp;<a href="http://studiomk27.com.br/en/p/livraria-cultura/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cultura Bookstore</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bb/bb62lmcmjgqvpftf.jpg"></p><p>Led by Studio MK27's Marcio Kogan, Diana Radomysler and Luciana Antunes, the&nbsp;firm's main&nbsp;objective was to create spatial continuity and a &ldquo;cozy and solemn atmosphere&rdquo; throughout the three-floor penthouse, they state. &ldquo;Infinite circulations accentuate the fluidity between the spaces and configure functional pathways.&rdquo; But careful architectural details and furnishings make all the difference, giving every space its own character.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8w/8wkpsp2sbufx23j5.jpg"></p><p>The house's&nbsp;large corridors&nbsp;aren't mere&nbsp;passageways,...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963998/a-remarkable-time-lapse-video-of-los-angeles A remarkable time lapse video of Los Angeles Julia Ingalls 2016-08-18T13:56:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T00:45:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2a/2actld5z3xq7pylc.jpg" width="650" height="359" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From the Venice Canals to the detritus-strewn cliffs overlooking downtown to the interior of a hospital, this time lapse video by Mason Thibo&nbsp;surveys the edgy splendor of Los Angeles, allowing a glimpse not only of the city's extraordinary variety of neighborhoods, but the way people (and vehicles) interact with each zone. It's a kind of gorgeous panorama of how <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941219/why-american-infrastructure-funding-keeps-facing-such-an-uphill-battle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">infrastructure</a>, recreational areas, institutional facilities and residential neighborhoods combine to form the U.S.'s second largest metropolis:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962753/the-argument-against-zoning The argument against zoning Julia Ingalls 2016-08-11T13:29:00-04:00 >2016-08-12T01:16:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qz/qz77lafarhuzrn2q.jpg" width="650" height="369" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Zoning, although designed with the benign intention of keeping toxin-spewing industrial factories away from residential properties, has certainly been used for ill: ask any African-American family in the 20th century whose application to use their VA entitlement to buy a house was denied due to "redlining." Over at <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-07-27/zoning-has-had-a-good-100-years-and-that-s-plenty%23footnote-1469643739186" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bloomberg News</a>, Justin Fox takes up the case that on the 100th anniversary of zoning laws in New York City, maybe it's time to substantially re-evaluate them.</p><p>As he writes, "Over the past few years, zoning has been blamed, mainly by economists bearing substantial empirical evidence, for an ever-growing litany of ills. The charge that zoning is used to keep poor people and minorities out of wealthy suburbs&nbsp;has been around for decades. But recent research has also blamed it for increasing income segregation, reducing economic mobility and depressing economic growth nationwide."</p><p>The latest in urban planning:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149962485/why-cities-need-to-expand-their-idea-of-who-is-a-local" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why cities need to expand their idea of who is a "local"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149962466/questioning-urban-truisms-with-artificial-intelligence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Questioning ur...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962743/one-day-left-to-enter-your-work-into-hansgrohe-axor-s-das-design-competition One day left to enter your work into Hansgrohe + Axor’s Das Design Competition! Sponsor 2016-08-11T13:10:00-04:00 >2016-08-11T13:19:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5r/5r5djddklaqucps8.jpg" width="650" height="255" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.dasdesigncomp.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hansgrohe + Axor&rsquo;s Das Design Competition</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Cash Prize &amp; Eligibility for VIP Trip To Germany</p><p>Good&nbsp;design&nbsp;is POWERFUL, and Hansgrohe/Axor believes it should be celebrated and recognized!</p><p>There is just one day left to enter the 3rd annual <a href="http://www.dasdesigncomp.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hansgrohe+Axor&nbsp;Das&nbsp;Design&nbsp;Competition</a>--open for entries until&nbsp;August 12th!</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b1/b19lpx525byenlx4.jpg"></p><p>U.S.-based Architects and Designers are invited to submit recent Commercial/Hospitality or Residential projects, which incorporate Hansgrohe/Axor products (completed or renovated between Jan.1, 2011 and&nbsp;Aug.12, 2016).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/32/321zxd3ozlffkczb.jpg"></p><p>The first place winner in each category will receive $2,000 &amp; be eligible to attend a VIP trip to the Black Forest of Germany and the ISH Show!</p><p>Entry is free online at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dasdesigncomp.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.dasdesigncomp.com</a>.</p><p>Good design was made to be seen--show off your hard work. Enter the competition today!</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960213/deadline-approaching-hansgrohe-axor-s-das-design-competition Deadline Approaching: Hansgrohe + Axor’s Das Design Competition Sponsor 2016-08-01T15:30:00-04:00 >2016-08-01T15:35:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z3/z3tjv5r4xcu2z7m9.jpg" width="650" height="255" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.dasdesigncomp.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hansgrohe + Axor&rsquo;s Das Design Competition</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Cash Prize &amp; Eligibility for VIP Trip To Germany</p><p>Good&nbsp;design&nbsp;is POWERFUL, and Hansgrohe/Axor believes it should be celebrated and recognized!</p><p>There are just a few weeks left to enter the 3rd annual <a href="http://www.dasdesigncomp.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hansgrohe+Axor&nbsp;Das&nbsp;Design&nbsp;Competition</a>--open for entries until&nbsp;August 12th!</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r2/r20ep5qub4phycgb.jpg"></p><p>U.S.-based Architects and Designers are invited to submit recent Commercial/Hospitality or Residential projects, which incorporate Hansgrohe/Axor products (completed or renovated between Jan.1, 2011 and&nbsp;Aug.12, 2016).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/32/321zxd3ozlffkczb.jpg"></p><p>The first place winner in each category will receive $2,000 &amp; be eligible to attend a VIP trip to the Black Forest of Germany and the ISH Show!</p><p>Entry is free online at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dasdesigncomp.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.dasdesigncomp.com</a>.</p><p>Good design was made to be seen--show off your hard work. Enter the competition today!</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958139/mansionization-in-los-angeles-faces-new-opposition-from-city-hall Mansionization in Los Angeles faces new opposition from City Hall Alexander Walter 2016-07-15T14:21:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T23:51:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8z/8zlwpo3u4auedy6x.jpg" width="650" height="502" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Los Angeles moved&nbsp;one crucial step closer Thursday to tightening city rules meant to stop mansionization&nbsp;&ndash; the phenomenon of big, boxy homes popping up on not-so-big lots.&nbsp; Local politicians first sought to tackle mansionization&nbsp;years ago, passing city rules to curb the size of new and renovated homes based on the size of the lots they were built on. Neighborhood activists soon complained the rules were riddled with &ldquo;loopholes&rdquo; that afforded builders additional square footage [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128249171/this-bel-air-home-could-be-yours-for-a-mere-half-billion-dollars-yes-b-illion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This Bel Air home could be yours for a mere half billion dollars (yes, B-illion)</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115206156/how-architecture-is-helping-make-arcadia-a-magnet-for-chinese-money" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How architecture is helping make Arcadia a magnet for Chinese money</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99246713/return-of-mansionization-has-some-l-a-homeowners-grumbling" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Return of 'mansionization' has some L.A. homeowners grumbling</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958136/cutting-out-the-real-estate-middle-man-a-closer-look-at-self-builds Cutting out the (real estate) middle man: a closer look at Self-Builds Alexander Walter 2016-07-15T13:46:00-04:00 >2016-07-22T05:10:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c3/c35318ba8fd0ce3fabd59f33809ac0f8.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s not a new argument to say that cities are increasingly morphing from social configurations to investment vehicles. [...] &ldquo;Self-builds&rdquo;, &ldquo;Baugruppen&rdquo;, and &ldquo;zelfbouw&rdquo; are just a few ways to define variations of building-it-yourself (BIY), whether done individually or as a collective. The end users (who are the commissioners), together with architects, decide on the design of their homes, and then take care of the construction themselves or have contractors do it.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149956435/it-s-the-culture-stupid-curatorial-statement-for-the-international-architecture-biennale-rotterdam-from-executive-director-george-brugmans" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">It's the Culture, Stupid: curatorial statement for the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, from executive director George Brugmans</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957948/reinhold-martin-hosts-contentious-house-housing-panel-provoking-discussion-on-inequality-real-estate-and-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Reinhold Martin hosts contentious 'House Housing' panel, provoking discussion on inequality, real estate and architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149951467/halfway-there-the-limits-to-aravena-s-social-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Halfway there? The limits to Aravena's social housing</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149949269/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-houses-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Houses" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-06-03T15:48:00-04:00 >2016-06-05T00:38:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rp/rp7fuvjqyeotc75p.jpg" width="650" height="433" 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/houses/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Houses</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ly/lyx1iuvm3sk0rhf4.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/zy/zy4jyc4uciw4g3tl.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/bossleyarchitects/project/okitu-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Okitu House</a> in Gisborne, 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/d2/d2135mlbj6ozg4hx.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/lli-design/project/private-client-crouch-end-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Private client in Crouch End</a>, London, UK by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/lli-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LLI Design</a> (interior design)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5k/5k45mrluh6u9ow4k.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/m3architecture/project/cape-tribulation-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cape Tribulation House</a> in Daintree, Australia by <a href="http://archinect.com/m3architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">m3architecture</a>; Photo: Peter Bennetts</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gl/glcgomrx2saw04ke.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/53758428/historic-wicker-park-2-flat-conversion-modern-addition/70062108" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Escape Pod -&nbsp; Wicker Park Residence, 2-Flat Conversion + Addition</a> in Chicago, IL by <a href="http://archinect.com/dspace" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">dSPACE Studio</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gl/gl0ensx275i61pae.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/novhus/project/cereza-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CEREZA House</a> in Puebla, Mexico by <a href="http://archinect.com/novhus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NOVHUS</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qa/qatyee8lgvfztg3z.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/41437791/private-residence/149942250" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Private residence for a Porsche collector</a> in San Diego, CA by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/41437791/tommy-lee-white" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tommy Lee White</a> (project architect)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1l/1l54q7dfyd3o2rtc.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/4143996/manhattan-beach-house/71000720" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House</a> in Manhattan Beach, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/4143996/walker-workshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Walker Workshop</a>; Photo: Nicholas Alan Cope</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4y/4yjoc8clhzsffqrb.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/1649/dune-road-beach-house/67655932" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dune Road Beach House...</a></p> 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/650x/dg/dga4nw2ancve4h9c.jpg" width="650" height="884" 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." 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