Archinect - News 2016-12-03T15:00:34-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149962970/what-could-go-wrong-north-korean-construction-workers-are-being-given-crystal-meth-to-finish-projects-faster What could go wrong? North Korean construction workers are being given crystal meth to finish projects faster Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-12T14:13:00-04:00 >2016-08-13T08:37:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2w/2wj43jt7d04kecir.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>project managers at a building site in North Korea&rsquo;s capital Pyongyang are openly supplying their exhausted work force with powerful methamphetamines called &ldquo;ice,&rdquo; North Korean sources say. [...] Officials in charge of the project are pushing workers hard to finish frame construction on the buildings, which include a 70-story high-rise apartment building and at least 60 other structures, before the weather gets too cold, sources said.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The construction project in question appears to be <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149954910/another-speedy-pyonghattan-skyscraper-project-is-underway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ryomyong Street, a so-called "Pyonghattan"</a> for its giant scope and reportedly the country's tallest apartments. According to a report in&nbsp;<a href="http://foreignpolicy.com/2013/11/21/inside-north-koreas-crystal-meth-trade/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Foreign Policy</em></a>, the spread of methamphetamine (aka "ice") first began in North Korea during the 1990s, when it was being produced and sold as a medication.</p><p>You might also be interested in:</p><ul><li><a title="Another speedy &ldquo;Pyonghattan&rdquo; skyscraper project is underway" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149954910/another-speedy-pyonghattan-skyscraper-project-is-underway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Another speedy &ldquo;Pyonghattan&rdquo; skyscraper project is underway</a></li><li><a title="&lsquo;Pyongyang Speed:&rsquo; North Korea miraculously cranks out massive residential development for scientists in only one year" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143668960/pyongyang-speed-north-korea-miraculously-cranks-out-massive-residential-development-for-scientists-in-only-one-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&lsquo;Pyongyang Speed:&rsquo; North Korea miraculously cranks out massive residential development for scientists in only one year</a></li><li><a title="Pyongyang's inner Wes Anderson shines through in its architecture, then and now" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140342648/pyongyang-s-inner-wes-anderson-shines-through-in-its-architecture-then-and-now" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pyongyang's inner Wes Anderson shines through in its architecture, then and now</a></li><li><a title="Pyonghattan &amp; water parks: North Korea's new architectural ambitions" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136651392/pyonghattan-water-parks-north-korea-s-new-architectural-ambitions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pyonghattan &amp; water parks: North Korea's new architectural ambitions</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/145117570/rejected-leonardo-da-vinci-design-will-finally-come-to-life-as-world-s-longest-ice-bridge Rejected Leonardo da Vinci design will finally come to life as world’s longest ice bridge Alexander Walter 2016-01-06T13:32:00-05:00 >2016-01-18T01:26:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fh/fh9db9y95flhaqo1.jpg" width="650" height="489" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 1502, at the request of the Turkish sultan, Leonardo da Vinci came up with the design for a stone bridge that would cross the Golden Horn [...]. With a span of some 240 meters, it would have been the longest bridge in the world&mdash;if it had been built. Now, more than 500 years after the sultan rejected da Vinci&rsquo;s design, a team of students and volunteers in the Finnish town of Juuka are in the process of constructing a scale model of the original drawing&mdash;out of ice.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103093761/gaud-s-uncompleted-masterpiece-will-finally-be-finished-in-ice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gaud&iacute;&rsquo;s uncompleted masterpiece will finally be finished&mdash;in ice</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117657126/icecave-iceland-is-a-city-in-the-glacier" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IceCave Iceland is a city in the glacier</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/78309477/frank-gehry-designs-icehenge-desk-for-inland-steel-in-chicago" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry designs "Icehenge" desk for Inland Steel in Chicago</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/117657126/icecave-iceland-is-a-city-in-the-glacier IceCave Iceland is a city in the glacier Alexander Walter 2015-01-05T14:25:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T21:25:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c5/c58fee5e872688970d4caceeb5b5e536.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There's an interesting construction/excavation project going on over in Iceland right now: an artificial tunnel and cave complex being dug into the Langj&ouml;kull Glacier. When complete, the publicly accessible infra-glacial facility "will consist of numerous nooks and dens which will house exhibitions, information, restaurants and even a small chapel for those who would like to marry deep within an ice cap."</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/103093761/gaud-s-uncompleted-masterpiece-will-finally-be-finished-in-ice Gaudí’s uncompleted masterpiece will finally be finished—in ice Alexander Walter 2014-06-30T13:54:00-04:00 >2014-06-30T13:57:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5f/5f5bf0116cfe2a91583ec8337a869c36.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A group of students at the Eindhoven University of Technology are trying to build a new, temporary version of the monumental church well before then, but with some notable differences. At just over 123 feet tall, their Sagrada Familia will be a 1:4 model of the original. It will be erected on a site in Finland, almost 2,000 miles north of Barcelona. It will take them three weeks to build it this winter, rather than a century. And instead of stone, it will be constructed out of ice.</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/93886900/ice-falling-from-skyscrapers-creates-issues-in-new-york Ice falling from skyscrapers creates issues in New York Alexander Walter 2014-02-19T15:04:00-05:00 >2014-02-24T18:27:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3a/3aa4e0a36873e76318d0d34fef2ac236.jpg" width="635" height="423" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Several blocks around the World Trade Center and the Battery Park Underpass were shut down Wednesday due to reports of ice falling from the tower. [...] Dangerous blocks of ice have been cascading down from 1 World Trade Center intermittently for the past two weeks, leading to several road closures and panic among pedestrians.</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/78309477/frank-gehry-designs-icehenge-desk-for-inland-steel-in-chicago Frank Gehry designs "Icehenge" desk for Inland Steel in Chicago Archinect 2013-07-30T19:30:00-04:00 >2013-08-05T19:46:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fa/farkf03bhnepww1w.jpg" width="600" height="311" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This is a story about a desk &mdash; not any desk, mind you, but a startling, Frank Gehry-designed security desk in the lobby of the Inland Steel Building, one of Chicago's great mid-20th century high-rises. The U-shaped desk is best described as a piece of furniture that's been elevated to the level of art, or is simply an emblem of excess.</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/62732859/warming-huts-v-2013-five-winners-selected Warming Huts v.2013 - Five Winners Selected Alexander Walter 2012-12-04T13:52:00-05:00 >2012-12-10T18:52:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/w2/w2wq0wj7ey4x9b97.jpg" width="650" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Warming Huts: An Art + Architecture Competition on Ice has unveiled the five winning projects of its 2013 edition. Like in previous winters, the selected huts will be built in early January on site and placed on the Assiniboine Credit Union River Trail in Winnipeg, Canada - the longest naturally frozen skating trail in the world.</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/31729790/warming-huts-competition-polar-hen-by-mj-lk-architekti Warming Huts Competition: „POLAR HEN“ by mjölk architekti Alexander Walter 2011-12-21T15:18:00-05:00 >2012-01-29T00:12:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4k/4kgecemu2rdtydxl.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Czech firm mj&ouml;lk architekti has shared with us their fascinating proposal "POLAR HEN" which was - under the title "ICE PILLOWS" - just recently named one of the five winners in the internationally acclaimed Warming Huts v.2011, An Art +Architecture Competition on Ice (...with one of the other four winners being Frank Gehry!). For only one winter, the five winning huts will be created and placed on the frozen Assiniboine River in Winnipeg, Manitoba.</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/27584438/mongolia-bids-to-keep-city-cool-with-ice-shield-experiment Mongolia bids to keep city cool with 'ice shield' experiment Archinect 2011-11-15T18:01:47-05:00 >2011-11-15T18:04:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6d/6d634qqept69rv3p.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mongolia is to launch one of the world's biggest ice-making experiments later this month in an attempt to combat the adverse affects of global warming and the urban heat island effect. The geoengineering trial, that is being funded by the Ulan Bator government, aims to "store" freezing winter temperatures in a giant block of ice that will help to cool and water the city as it slowly melts during the summer.</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>