Archinect - News 2017-03-24T04:19:51-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149983755/boring-how-serious-is-elon-musk-about-his-latest-traffic-solving-venture Boring: how serious is Elon Musk about his latest traffic-solving venture? Alexander Walter 2016-12-23T14:20:00-05:00 >2017-01-27T13:03:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b3/b3okjdp3s44f304u.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk has a pretty good sense of humor, but sometimes we can't tell when he's just joking or mulling his next big idea.&nbsp; For example, on Saturday Musk took to Twitter to say out loud what every traffic-plagued Los Angeles resident is silently screaming inside: The city is a gridlocked hellscape. &nbsp; "Traffic is driving me nuts," wrote Musk. But he didn't stop there. He also raised the idea of boring through obstacles to alleviate traffic woes.</p></em><br /><br /><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><em>"It would be easy to toss this off as random talk from an eccentric auto and space mogul, but Musk's last "random idea," the Hyperloop, has spawned a number of startups and millions in funding. So when Musk not only says that boring through things would be a good idea to ease traffic, but that he plans to do it himself, it's time to start paying attention."</em></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149962733/forget-solar-panels-elon-musk-is-thinking-solar-roof" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Forget solar panels: Elon Musk is thinking "solar roof"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953303/elon-musk-thinks-tesla-could-be-worth-1-trillion-if-it-buys-solarcity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elon Musk thinks Tesla could be worth $1 trillion &ndash; if it buys SolarCity</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143515625/multitasking-musk-the-busy-life-of-elon-musk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multitasking Musk: the busy life of Elon Musk</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147360412/does-houston-s-architecture-lack-poetry Does Houston's architecture lack poetry? Alexander Walter 2016-02-04T18:23:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T14:16:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qu/qu6mi6emlsiilkdl.jpg" width="650" height="192" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Houston's architects obviously do not read poetry. None of the corporate buildings, apartments and hotels being built now seems like something we'll be proud of 20 years from now. Of course, that's assuming that those buildings even survive 20 years in a city that is characterized by destroying its architectural past. [...] But maybe we citizens can influence the builders. We can tell them how ugly their buildings are. We can refuse to rent space in them.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118277129/museum-of-fine-arts-houston-unveils-its-steven-holl-designed-450m-expansion-plan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of Fine Arts Houston unveils its Steven Holl-designed $450M expansion plan</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107638546/the-astrodome-the-world-s-largest-indoor-garden" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Astrodome: The World's Largest Indoor Garden?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100576303/looking-to-houston-yes-houston-as-a-model-for-better-street-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Looking to Houston &mdash; Yes, Houston &mdash; as a Model for Better Street Design</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105248171/the-bayou-greenways-plan-a-game-changer-for-houston" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Bayou Greenways Plan: A Game-Changer for Houston?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/115730231/boston-mayor-marty-walsh-goes-up-against-boring-architecture Boston Mayor Marty Walsh goes up against boring architecture Alexander Walter 2014-12-11T13:53:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T21:26:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/el/eld5978nqu1xuz7k.jpg" width="650" height="272" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Boston needs bolder buildings, and it needs civic leaders who aren&rsquo;t afraid to permit them. In what could mark a major turn for Boston&rsquo;s architectural history, Mayor Marty Walsh signaled Wednesday that not everything needs to built in red brick. Unlike predecessor Tom Menino, he personally won&rsquo;t be deciding what the tops of new buildings should look like. And, most striking of all, non-boring ideas are now welcome in the city.</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/26863954/why-dc-s-architecture-is-so-boring Why DC's Architecture Is So Boring Archinect 2011-11-09T12:02:08-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/da/da40b7ac033024816bf12bc0b0ea17e5.jpg" width="300" height="224" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architects innovate through design, but developers also innovate by selecting architects and making decisions to invest in new neighborhoods or provide housing forms that they think other developers are neglecting. Although what developers do is not as obvious as architecture, that doesn&rsquo;t mean there aren&rsquo;t consequences to liming competition among them.</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>