Archinect - News 2015-05-26T01:49:40-04:00 "Eco-Gentrification," or the social ramifications of "urban greening" Nicholas Korody 2015-05-12T15:38:00-04:00 >2015-05-18T22:41:05-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The High Line is...a perfect example of &ldquo;environmental gentrification&rdquo; &ndash; the growing phenomenon of rising property values in the wake of a large-scale urban greening project... While intended to serve existing residents, in reality it tends to increase land values to the point that those who live there are forced to leave. This exodus in turn transforms the sociological contours of the area and, by extension, the spatial segregation of the entire city.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> AIA + COTE showcase new set of Top Ten Green Projects for 2015 Justine Testado 2015-04-25T11:36:00-04:00 >2015-04-24T21:18:07-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="772" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The AIA and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) search the U.S. for sustainably designed projects that convey a thoroughly integrated approach to architecture, natural systems, and technology in the annual Top Ten Green Projects. Now in its 19th year, the program is considered to be the most rigorous program of its kind in sustainable design.</p><p>The jury evaluated the projects according to various criteria including the project's positive contributions to their communities, improving comfort for building occupants, and how design strategies were applied to reduce environmental impact.</p><p>In addition to the Top Ten-winning projects below, the Federal Center South Building 1202 designed by ZGF Architects Top Ten Plus Award. Previous Top Ten winners get a chance to scoop this extra special award, which demonstrates through quantifiable metrics the impact of sustainable design and technology.</p><p>(Cover image)<br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>University Center &ndash; The New School; New York City<br>Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill LLP</strong></a></p><p>&darr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The Bu...</strong></a></p> Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Biophilia" Pinterest Board Archinect 2012-10-12T14:28:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T20:19:07-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In case you haven't checked out <a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People </a>profiles.</p> <p> Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Biophilia</a></em>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cabbagetown Garden</a> in Toronto, Canada by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PLANT Architect Inc.</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robinson Nature Center</a> in Columbia, MD by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GWWO Architects</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Galileo's Pavilion; Johnson County Community College</a> in Overland Park, KS by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio 804</a> (team member: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nathan Jarvis</a>)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pine Creek Pavilion</a> in Pine Creek, MT by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Artemis Institute</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Offices of Buck O'Neill Builders, Inc</a> in San Francisco, CA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">jones | haydu</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AEA Headquarters</a> in Bronx, NY by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future Green Studio</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Home in the Hills</a> in the Santa Cruz Mountains, CA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geoffrey Holton and Associates</a> (team member: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Waldorf</a>, Photo: Muffy Kibbey)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tree Adventure</a> in Philadelphia, PA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Metcalfe Architecture &amp; Design</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pelter Residence</a> in Los Angeles, C...</p> O’ Mighty Green Beatriz Ramo 2011-06-08T07:43:27-04:00 >2011-08-07T19:06:49-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="312" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> 0. Introduction<br> Sustainability currently shares many qualities with God; supreme concept, omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient; creator and judge, protector, and (...) saviour of the universe and the humanity. And, like God, it has millions of believers. Since we humans are relatively simpleminded and suspicious and need evidence before belief can become conviction, Green has come to represent sustainability; has become its incarnation in the human world. But sustainability, like God, might not have a form, nor a colour&hellip;</p> <p> 1. Emancipation<br> In a desperate attempt to give shape to an all-encompassing ideology the Green proves to work as the quickest and easiest representation of sustainability. The Green is the only symbol able to keep pace with today&rsquo;s lack of patience and hunger for images; a Lady Gaga-Sustainability: effective, noticeable, creative, sensationalist. In a persistent effort to become the allegory of Sustainability, Green has been emancipated as its caricature.</p> <p> ...</p> The 2011 COTE Top Ten Green Projects J. James R. 2011-04-15T00:49:28-04:00 >2011-04-15T05:28:40-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The AIA and it's Committee On The Environment [COTE] have selected the top 10 buildings that exemplify environmentally-minded architecture and design. These projects and their architects will be honored in New Orleans at the 2011 AIA National Convention.<br><br>These buildings are chosen because of their "positive contribution to their communities, improve comfort for building occupants and reduce environmental impacts through strategies such as reuse of existing structures, connection to transit systems, low-impact and regenerative site development, energy and water conservation, use of sustainable or renewable construction materials, and design that improves indoor air quality."<br><br>Here are the chosen projects in no particular order:<br><br><img src=""><br><br>Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles<br>BROOKS + SCARPA (formerly Pugh + Scarpa)<br>Mixed-use | New construction | 32,000 ft2 (2,970 m2) | Completed April 2010<br><br>Cherokee Studios is a mixed-use, market-rate infill development pending LEED Platinum status. What sets this project apa...</p> The Better Way to Know if a Building Is Green Archinect 2011-03-29T18:25:06-04:00 >2011-03-29T18:25:07-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An exhibit at the American Institute of Architects headquarters shows off the LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>