Archinect - News 2014-10-24T17:22:37-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/109036494/baltimore-dc-high-speed-train-secures-5bn-in-funding Baltimore-DC High Speed Train Secures $5bn in Funding Nicholas Korody 2014-09-15T18:08:00-04:00 >2014-09-15T18:08:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tm/tmt99zlj9zlx1gsc.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An investor group hoping to build a high-speed train capable of cutting the travel time between Baltimore and Washington to 15 minutes says in a filing to state regulators that it has lined up more than $5 billion in financial backing. The commitment is from the Japanese government, which hopes to showcase the technology behind superconducting magnetic levitation or &ldquo;maglev&rdquo; trains to an American audience [&hellip;]</p></em><br /><br /><p>The article notes that the maglev train has detractors, many of whom complain at the cost, which is far higher than other high-speed rails like those currently being built in California. For more information on the California project, check out the Atlantic's coverage <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/07/the-california-high-speed-rail-debate-kicking-things-off/374135/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Meanwhile, Joanna Symons of <em>the Telegraph</em>&nbsp;rode around Japan to <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/asia/japan/11096405/Japan-50-years-of-the-bullet-train.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">commemorate</a> the 50 year anniversary of the bullet train.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106945920/mausoleum-of-augustus-stands-derelict-on-anniversary-of-emperor-s-death Mausoleum of Augustus stands derelict on anniversary of emperor's death Alexander Walter 2014-08-19T14:54:00-04:00 >2014-08-19T14:58:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/29/29c30857ef892dff7a67b73018c0daec.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Built in 28BC as a suitably glorious tomb for Augustus and his relatives, with pink granite obelisks, golden urns and a bronze statue of the emperor on top, it has suffered innumerable indignities ever since the sack of Rome. Now, fenced off and often used as a dumping site for litter, and even as an unofficial public lavatory, it goes almost unnoticed by the diners who crowd into the restaurants of the square around it.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97027499/saudi-royal-family-could-pay-for-restoration-of-roman-monuments" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Saudi royal family could pay for restoration of Roman monuments</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104246958/obama-to-push-for-infrastructure-funding Obama to push for infrastructure funding Nicholas Korody 2014-07-15T16:22:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T18:02:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ob/obgu6369p9iny2je.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Obama has proposed a $302 billion, four-year transportation spending plan that is paid in part by closing corporate tax loopholes [...] The White House maintains that 65% of U.S. roads are rated in less than good condition, 25% of bridges require significant repair or can't handle today's traffic, and 45% of Americans lack access to transit.</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/85988066/wuho-gallery-kickstarts-fund-for-the-first-deborah-sussman-retrospective WUHO Gallery Kickstarts fund for the first Deborah Sussman retrospective Justine Testado 2013-11-07T13:23:00-05:00 >2014-08-20T14:07:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wq/wqchp7u215nao5hc.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Love Deborah Sussman? Woodbury University's <a href="http://architecture.woodbury.edu/wuho/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WUHO Gallery</a> in Los Angeles began the "Deborah Sussman Loves LA!" <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/193128135/deborah-sussman-loves-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a> on Oct. 25 with a goal to host the first retrospective dedicated to the iconic graphic designer this December. Funding will mainly support installation of the exhibition as well as the creation of a poster and a panel discussion.</p><p><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4n/4nmxt3ld061mw757.jpg"></p><p>Here's a description of the exhibition:</p><p>"This December 2013, Woodbury University&rsquo;s WUHO Gallery will host an exhibition dedicated to the groundbreaking environmental graphic design of Deborah Sussman. This will be the first retrospective of her early work, including projects completed while she was at the Eames Office up to the 1984 Olympics. This will be a month-long celebration that will include a panel discussion, gallery exhibition, and poster publication. The exhibition is curated and organized by Catherine Gudis, Barbara Bestor, Thomas Kracauer, and Shannon Starkey."</p><p><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qe/qei02rhwpi3pqoee.jpg"></p><p><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q9/q9aiw0o8ehqdeqyg.jpg"></p><p>"From her years with the Eames Studio in the 1950s and 1960s, her pa...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85008198/kickstart-this-archinect-s-kickstarter-picks-for-october-2013 Kickstart this! Archinect's Kickstarter picks for October 2013 Justine Testado 2013-10-28T11:49:00-04:00 >2013-10-28T11:50:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xz/xz8fwd53kvx6yun3.jpg" width="514" height="186" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Can't believe October is almost over. Well, that means it's time for our monthly round of Kickstarters picked from <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/pages/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's curated Kickstarter page</a>.<br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xz/xz8fwd53kvx6yun3.jpg" title=""></p> <p> 1. <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1953408692/painting-an-entire-favela-in-rio-de-janeiro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Painting an entire favela in Rio de Janeiro by Favela Painting</strong></a><br> Since 2005, Haas &amp; Hahn of the Favela Painting project and local community members have literally painted the town with their colorful pieces in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. They now aim to achieve their ultimate dream to plaster and paint an entire hillside favela.<br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8g/8gxn0pkg23savod6.jpg" title=""></p> <p> 2. <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dithyrambalina/dithyrambalina-musical-architecture-for-new-orlean" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Dithyrambalina-Musical Architecture for New Orleans by New Orleans Airlift</strong></a><br> Two years ago, New Orleans Airlift and artist Swoon successfully funded The Music Box prototype, which transformed the inside of a 150-year-old house into a temporary village of interactive, musical houses. The musical architecture project continues with Dithyrambalina, described as "a sonic playground, performance venue and laboratory for musical architecture in New Orleans."</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0q/0qrovqn4dujormd2.jpg" title=""></p> <p> 3. <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1058779428/construction-matters" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>CONSTRUCTION MATTER...</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/82310763/kickstart-this-archinect-s-kickstarter-picks-for-september-2013 Kickstart this! Archinect's Kickstarter picks for September 2013 Justine Testado 2013-09-23T19:09:00-04:00 >2013-10-02T11:58:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gc/gc3iu1pf7l3cb072.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Check out our latest roundup of Kickstarter fundraisers that we picked from <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/pages/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's curated Kickstarter page</a>!<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x4/x46x6vc6c13ajvvs.jpg" title=""><br> 1. <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1215719462/made-in-the-lower-east-side-miles-storefront-trans" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Made in the Lower East Side: miLES Storefront Transformer</strong></a> by miLES<br> The Made in the Lower East Side (miLES) Storefront Transformer is a portable 6-ft cube that can be easily set up and rearranged for various types of pop-ups. The Storefront provides basic functional elements and infrastructure like shelves, partitions, tables, seats, a stage, lighting, WiFi, speakers, power strips, and more that can program any storefront. Funding will support the transformation of a vacant storefront in New York into a local pop-up with 7 weekly themes this winter.<br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xm/xmhrrso45uaks1wc.jpg" title=""></p> <p> 2. <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/aiorobotics/zeus-the-worlds-first-all-in-one-3d-copy-machine" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>ZEUS: The World's First ALL-IN-ONE 3D Printer / Copy Machine</strong></a> by AIO Robotics<br> After 5 years in the making, the ZEUS is a multifunctional machine that offers the complete 3D printing experience with the ability to 3D scan, print, copy, and fax objects all from one machine--and at an affordable price. The ZEUS ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78460320/kickstart-this-archinect-s-kickstarter-picks-for-august-2013 Kickstart this! Archinect's Kickstarter picks for August 2013 Justine Testado 2013-08-01T18:25:00-04:00 >2013-08-06T17:59:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/87/87e9tvxazjgjtcp6.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> It's time for our latest selection of Kickstarter projects from <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/pages/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's curated Kickstarter page</a>!</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hg/hg8929g4e0y7mzsl.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/422090958/marina-abramovic-institute-the-founders" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marina Abramovic Institute </a><br> The Marina Abramovic Institute in Hudson, NY will be an interdisciplinary performance and education center, home to long durational work and the Abramovic Method. The MAI space will host lectures, workshops, and other communal activities to foster collaboration between art, science, technology, and spirituality. MAI plans to begin the design process, which will be led by world-renowned architects Rem Koolhaas and Shohei Shigematsu of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture.<br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/go/go1vpn2ft5u4yqhw.jpg" title=""><br><br><a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/process-architecture/mills-50-urban-art-installation-1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban Art Museum </a><br> The Urban Art Museum will not be a single structure, but rather an urban network of commissioned art pieces to be installed in select areas of the Mills50 Main Street District in Orlando, FL. The Urban Art Museum will restore blighted structures, reduce pollution, deviant activity, increase the attractiveness of the district and to promote organized urb...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/4186088/huge-subsidy-for-stadium-architect Huge Subsidy for Stadium Architect Paul Petrunia 2011-04-25T23:29:37-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ba/baa6829bc1491172fc6d192041fc30d1.jpg" width="250" height="167" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has decided to spend $1 million in federal grants &mdash; money that had been avidly sought by residents of Skid Row &mdash; to instead help out San Francisco&ndash;based Gensler, a 2,800-employee giant that enjoyed $463 million in revenue last year.</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>