Archinect - News 2014-11-24T11:38:37-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/78286760/the-alaskan-village-set-to-disappear-under-water-in-a-decade The Alaskan village set to disappear under water in a decade Archinect 2013-07-30T12:18:00-04:00 >2013-07-30T13:08:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/08/08fdf1b5c82522ceb8cba8bda0b0bc9d.jpg" width="514" height="265" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Almost no one in America has heard of the Alaskan village of Kivalina. It clings to a narrow spit of sand on the edge of the Bering Sea, far too small to feature on maps of Alaska, never mind the United States. Which is perhaps just as well, because within a decade Kivalina is likely to be under water. Gone, forever. Remembered - if at all - as the birthplace of America's first climate change refugees.</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/19637568/opening-tonight-in-la-watermarks-acqua-alta-resiliency-and-precise-meanders Opening tonight in LA ~ WATERMARKS: Acqua Alta, Resiliency, and Precise Meanders Archinect 2011-09-07T17:50:40-04:00 >2011-09-08T00:24:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yj/yjixe2haet14w02e.jpg" width="514" height="312" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Watermarks opens tonight at the WUHO Gallery at 7pm. If you come, make sure to bring your wellies. Architect Jennifer Bonner filled the Hollywood gallery floor with water in order to provoke a discussion of crisis, drought, and watershed geographies. For those&nbsp; on the east coast who weathered Irene, the question of flooded environments is not an abstraction, but a critical reality. For West Coast types, the installation heightens the awareness of arid landscape ecology and potential future scenarios.</p> <p> Watermarks will only be at WUHO for one week, so make sure you come see this unusual and provocative installation.</p> <p> <strong>Opening</strong> | September 7th, 2011 &ndash; 7:00pm to 10:00pm<br><strong>Exhibition</strong> | September 7th through September 11th, 2011<br><strong>WUHO </strong>| 6518 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028</p> <p> The Watermarks installation simulates Venice&rsquo;s Acqua Alta, documents resiliency across the American landscape, and explores representational techniques for water fluctuation.</p> <p> In Venice, Italy high tides annually...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/4265454/maldives-plans-18-hole-floating-golf-course Maldives plans 18-hole floating golf course Paul Petrunia 2011-04-26T15:56:35-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8p/8pg9sx27v8fd247j.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Troon Golf, Waterstudio.NL and Dutch Docklands have announced plans to build a floating golf course in the Maldives islands, in the Indian Ocean, with holes connected by underwater tunnels.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Wired tells us about plans to build a zero-footprint, super-ambitious, golf course project. At least we'll have golf when the sea levels rise.</p>