Archinect - News 2016-12-11T03:02:50-05:00 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." (via the&nbsp;Sears Catalog Home <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sears_Catalog_Home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wikipedia page</a>)</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112805150/muji-s-prefab-vertical-house-now-available-for-japanese-residences" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Muji's prefab Vertical House now available for Japanese residences</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141782005/regarding-the-remarkable-range-of-prefab-self-built-movable-and-vernacular-dwellings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Regarding the remarkable range of prefab, self-built, movable, and vernacular dwellings</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118824259/the-vipp-shelter-joins-the-industrial-chic-prefab-housing-market" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The VIPP Shelter joins the industr...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945551/new-york-s-micro-apartments-seen-through-the-psychological-lens New York's micro-apartments seen through the psychological lens Alexander Walter 2016-05-16T13:45:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T23:51:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2d/2djp9dz6o4sq2fqc.jpg" width="650" height="511" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In just a few weeks, the residents of New York&rsquo;s first micro-apartment building can move in to their new homes. And when they say micro, they mean it [...]. Spending extended amounts of time in a crowded space can be stressful; if the unit holds multiple people, the occupants &ndash; especially kids &ndash; can suffer as a result of the lack of privacy. And creative space-saving layouts, she explained, can become a source of mental fatigue.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141813298/my-micro-nyc-apartment-complex-is-officially-renting" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">My Micro NYC Apartment Complex Is Officially Renting</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138505979/long-island-city-micro-units-will-have-three-bedrooms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Long Island City &lsquo;Micro&rsquo; Units Will Have Three Bedrooms</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132504519/500-square-feet-and-falling" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">500 Square Feet and Falling</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943280/dattner-designed-bronx-high-rise-will-be-new-york-city-s-largest-residential-passive-house Dattner-designed Bronx high-rise will be New York City's largest residential Passive House Alexander Walter 2016-05-02T14:08:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T09:38:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wk/wkdpd47wqlh6l2fy.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In addition to housing for low- and moderate-income households, the mixed-use and mixed-income development will include a supermarket with healthy food options, a charter school, a medical facility, cultural and community spaces, a social services facility, and a rehabilitated playground that is currently closed. [...] The 24-story building is expected to be the largest residential Passive House built in New York City and use 70% less energy than conventional buildings.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146668906/michael-kimmelman-on-the-state-of-affordable-housing-in-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Kimmelman on the state of affordable housing in NYC</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145045336/lessons-learned-the-complex-realities-when-designing-communal-social-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lessons learned: The complex realities when designing communal social housing</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124374509/the-bronx-s-once-celebrated-lambert-houses-face-an-unclear-fate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Bronx&rsquo;s once celebrated Lambert Houses face an unclear fate</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940152/critic-mark-lamster-on-the-dire-state-of-architecture-in-dallas-and-most-other-american-cities Critic Mark Lamster on the dire state of architecture in Dallas (and most other American cities) Alexander Walter 2016-04-12T14:52:00-04:00 >2016-05-02T01:16:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cr/cr1tkzi4w9e5fatx.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>bastardized visual language has become the de facto standard of Dallas residential architecture development. The explanation for its ever-increasing prevalence, however depressing, is fairly straightforward.&nbsp;Developers find something that&rsquo;s profitable and want to reproduce it. Risk-averse banks are happy to lend them money given their track record, at least in the short term. Architects, stuck with low budgets, tight schedules, and conservative developers, serve to please and follow convention.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"But Dallas architecture shouldn&rsquo;t be a joke, and it doesn&rsquo;t have to be. A look at recent developments in Los Angeles, a historically auto-centric city faced with similar&nbsp;growth challenges,&nbsp;suggests how Dallas might break the vicious cycle in which it is mired."</em></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126897631/architecture-critic-mark-lamster-we-systemically-encourage-bad-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Critic Mark Lamster: "We systemically encourage bad building."</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147360412/does-houston-s-architecture-lack-poetry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Does Houston's architecture lack poetry?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115730231/boston-mayor-marty-walsh-goes-up-against-boring-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boston Mayor Marty Walsh goes up against boring architecture</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149934283/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-kitchen-spaces-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Kitchen Spaces" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-03-11T19:06:00-05:00 >2016-03-18T01:49:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/28/28ms8s22tca1087j.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/ii/ii0fzo60gaoxx2xh.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/136319654/folds-house/136321263" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Folds House</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/bureaudechange" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bureau de Change</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sh/shw3x38fajepwmrl.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/73703209/refurbishment-and-interior-within-olgoj-chorchoj/75388194" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Loft in a historical building</a> in Prague, Czech Republic by Olgoj Chorchoj; Team Member:<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/73703209/katerina-hroncova-jurakova" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Katerina Hroncova (Jurakova)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c4/c4muhstzsegh32jk.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/klopfarchitecture/project/lafayette-custom-mid-century-modern-remodel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Custom Mid-Century Modern Remodel</a> in Lafayette, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/klopfarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Klopf Architecture</a>; Photo: Mariko Reed</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xq/xqrlxj67y6gye3uc.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/41134273/dune-house/144401828" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dune House</a> in Terschelling, the Netherlands by Marc Koehler Architects; team member: <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/41134273/anna-szczurek" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anna Szczurek</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yg/ygt4mq5t91mu9q71.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/51354911/warner-house-london/76876136" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Warner House</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/insideout" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inside Out Architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/39/39yczas66f7n16cg.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/danweberarchitecture/project/riviera" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Riviera</a> in Santa Barbara, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/danweberarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dan Weber Architecture</a>; Photo: Erin Feinblatt</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2u/2u2pke1n51o6h1ut.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/79523288/whale-house/80378261" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Whale House</a> in Toronto, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/rzlbd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">rzlbd</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fm/fmdtxmrrptt491pn.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/atelierzundelcristea/project/maison-vincennes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House</a> in Vincennes, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/atelierzundelcristea" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ATELIER Z&Uuml;NDEL CRISTEA</a>; Photo: Sergio Grazia</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a4/a4yqnkq8jc0o1oam.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/workstead/project/sliding-kitchen2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sliding Kitche...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149047393/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-living-spaces-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Living Spaces" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-02-26T15:49:00-05:00 >2016-02-29T23:55:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bn/bnkpsjk57sdv4lo8.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/living-spaces/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Living Spaces</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1v/1v2v77vfm0zpfb5h.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/3259896/shou-sugi-ban-house/148213929" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shou Sugi Ban House</a> in Los Gatos, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/3259896/schwartz-and-architecture-saa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schwartz and Architecture (SaA)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fh/fhyh8jqjcx5mv54c.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/danweberarchitecture/project/crestline" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Crestline</a> in Santa Barbara, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/danweberarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dan Weber Architecture</a>; Photo: Erin Feinblatt</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4c/4cpow0mekplir86c.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/51354911/warner-house-london/76876136" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Warner House</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/insideout" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inside Out Architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nh/nhg01s5ecc4sruhz.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/128171186/upper-west-side-apartment/128175208" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Upper West Side Apartment</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/128171186/carmen-lenzi-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">carmen lenzi architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tg/tgq3w31cv473hh8w.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/arrigo.strina/project/loft-in-colorno-parma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Loft</a> in Colorno, near Parma, Italy by <a href="http://archinect.com/arrigo.strina" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arrigo Strina Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9v/9vxypjapmx1ieavk.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/96424883/penthouse-apartment-in-bielefeld/147345063" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Penthouse Apartment</a> in Bielefeld, Germany by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/96424883/wannenmacher-m-ller-architekten-gmbh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wannenmacher-M&ouml;ller Architekten GmbH</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hb/hbnhfp8seakycx3q.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/imbue_design/project/rock-canyon-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rock Canyon Residence</a> in Provo, UT by <a href="http://archinect.com/imbue_design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Imbue Design</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/me/meckwent4fuht1ke.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/141263624/woodland-cabin/141264426" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woodland Cabin</a> in the UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/141263624/de-rosee-sa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">De Rosee Sa</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rv/rv98tyvl65x7puwn.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/meyerdavis/project/amagansett-beach-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beach House</a> in Amagansett, NY by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/meyerdavis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Meyer Davis Studio</a> (interior design)</p><p>(Cover pic: <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/41134273/house-like-village/144401827" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House Like Village</a> in Amste...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/148749401/big-is-proposing-this-pixellated-module-housing-project-in-toronto BIG is proposing this "pixellated"-module housing project in Toronto Justine Testado 2016-02-22T18:19:00-05:00 >2016-07-20T09:32:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ic/icjcnnmj6i1kqfsa.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The sentiment is warm and fuzzy. The design, however, is radical: BIG has imagined a complex that would be unlike any other building in the city &ndash; or, indeed, North America. The scheme blends an unusual stack-of-blocks form, and adds a complex weave of public and private spaces underneath and within the heart of the building itself...the effect [Bjarke Ingels] is going for is akin to 'a Mediterranean mountain town.'</p></em><br /><br /><p>More recent BIG projects:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147811744/big-to-design-2016-serpentine-pavilion-alongside-smaller-summer-houses-by-kunl-adeyemi-barkow-leibinger-yona-friedman-and-asif-kahn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG to design 2016 Serpentine Pavilion, alongside smaller "Summer Houses" by Kunl&eacute; Adeyemi, Barkow Leibinger, Yona Friedman and Asif Kahn</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147813356/big-in-paris-bjarke-ingels-to-design-for-galeries-lafayette-on-champs-lys-es" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG in Paris: Bjarke Ingels to design for Galeries Lafayette on Champs-&Eacute;lys&eacute;es</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147663869/big-s-concept-for-a-spiraling-landscape-tower-in-nyc-s-hudson-yards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG's concept for a spiraling-landscape tower in NYC's Hudson Yards</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146288445/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-new-houses-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's NEW "Houses" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-01-22T13:26:00-05:00 >2016-02-10T01:07:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zu/zupj8co9ms24w0tk.jpg" width="650" height="443" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the <strong>brand new</strong> board <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/houses/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Houses</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xh/xhpfh9vbbcdiqxzg.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/imbue.design/project/pasture-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pasture Project</a> in Salt Lake City, UT by <a href="http://archinect.com/imbue.design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Imbue Design</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ae/ae1ic22eqxnhxch1.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/yyaa/project/niu-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NIU House</a> in Ikoma, Nara, Japan by <a href="http://archinect.com/yyaa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yoshihiro Yamamoto</a>; Photo: Yohei Sasakura / SASANOKURASHA</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mu/muw1ii5ww5oa2inq.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/43037457/island-complex/74200934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Island Complex</a> in Paihia, New Zealand by <a href="http://archinect.com/bossleyarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bossley Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1e/1egkizj0nsf2swq7.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/88131415/arc-house/88137859" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arc House</a> in East Hampton, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/mbarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Maziar Behrooz Architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zj/zjrza5bkpyl7ygyz.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/22588/one-family-house-in-vallvidrera-barcelona-by-ylab-arquitectos-barcelona/83115806" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House</a> in Vallvidrera, Barcelona, Spain by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22588/ylab-arquitectos-barcelona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YLAB Arquitectos Barcelona</a>; Photo: Marcela Grassi</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ql/qlelguzhe041ncfe.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/77847420/box-house-by-1-1-arquitetura-design/83226662" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Box House</a> in Bras&iacute;lia, Brazil by <a href="http://archinect.com/umaum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1:1 arquitetura:design</a>; Photo: Edgard Cesar</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mm/mmwzjmp94vferylz.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/rzlbd/project/shaft-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shaft House</a> in Toronto, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/rzlbd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">rzlbd</a>; Photo: borXu Design</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/90/908hkutfi0hmvuqe.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/bdphoto/project/little-tesseract-house-by-steven-holl-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Little Tesseract House</a> in Upstate, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1405/steven-holl-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl Architects</a> (Photo: <a href="http://archinect.com/bdphoto" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bilyana Dimitrova</a>)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gi/giwzs8gdcjrjgrdo.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/103124358/casa-infinita/115977345" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Casa Infinita</a> in Babahoyo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/135806594/more-details-emerge-about-wework-s-residential-endeavor-welive More details emerge about WeWork's residential endeavor WeLive Alexander Walter 2015-09-03T14:29:00-04:00 >2015-09-04T14:16:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e4/e4f3in7qninus4oc.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>WeWork, the $10 billion startup that leases space to startups, has bigger ambitions: it wants to rent you a "co-living" space where you work, too. WeWork is busy launching its co-living apartments &mdash; known as WeLive spaces &mdash; in places like New York City and Washington DC, The Information reports. [...] WeWork will offer more than 250 micro-apartments at that location, along with amenities like bike parking, an herb garden, and a library.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read also our <em>Working out of the Box </em>interview with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/92243101/working-out-of-the-box-miguel-mckelvey" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miguel McKelvey</a>, co-founder of WeWork and a trained architect himself.</p><p>Previously in the Archinect news: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123197014/wework-moves-into-residential-development-with-welive" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WeWork moves into residential development with WeLive</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133421471/shipping-container-village-crops-up-in-oakland-offering-alternative-to-sky-high-sf-rents Shipping container village crops up in Oakland, offering alternative to sky-high SF rents Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-03T16:07:00-04:00 >2015-08-03T17:42:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/06/06qg8ibrtkdwyxjz.jpg" width="650" height="341" 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/650x/vo/voqxzuymqge8q45y.jpg" width="650" height="365" 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/650x/it/itezwe0y3yckv91c.jpg" width="554" height="366" 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/650x/zc/zcme77cwlmla1tac.jpg" width="650" height="955" 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/650x/in/in636i80w1le0b5j.jpg" width="650" height="402" 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/650x/py/pyms2jma7ncliwo0.jpg" width="650" height="365" 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/650x/ao/ao7io0vdons2h0y7.jpg" width="650" height="482" 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/650x/07/07z7osijyjk9ssd3.jpg" width="620" height="349" 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/650x/mm/mmfl0h81wajcl8i5.jpg" width="528" height="297" 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/650x/ff/ff0zstkk6cvhv292.jpg" width="650" height="975" 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>