Archinect - News 2015-08-31T11:23:16-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/133432737/as-mining-threatens-kiruna-the-city-plans-for-possible-demolition-and-relocation-two-miles-east As mining threatens Kiruna, the city plans for possible demolition and relocation two miles east Justine Testado 2015-08-03T19:57:00-04:00 >2015-08-03T20:40:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eh/eh9x5wbcaw5g73x4.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a highly unusual case of urbanism, the whole town centre and its surrounding neighbourhoods are to be demolished...The 3,050 homes that would be affected by the impact of the mining &ndash; in addition to shops, offices, schools, the city hall and the hospital &ndash; will all be bought by [the LKAB mining company], knocked down and relocated. The process of moving the city will happen in phases, with the majority estimated to be completed by 2040.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Rapid mining activity in Kiruna is already posing a serious threat to the city, to the point that the mining company LKAB plans to relocate the entire municipality two miles eastward to prevent buildings from collapsing into the mine. <em>The Guardian</em> gives an overview on how locals are reacting to the relocation proposal, and how those two miles could completely change everything.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a title="Chinese coal mining company destroys nearly every building in protected village dating back to Ming dynasty" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121665563/chinese-coal-mining-company-destroys-nearly-every-building-in-protected-village-dating-back-to-ming-dynasty" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chinese coal mining company destroys nearly every building in protected village dating back to Ming dynasty</a></p><p><a title="Henning Larsen Architects wins Kiruna City Hall competition in Northern Sweden" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/81983612/henning-larsen-architects-wins-kiruna-city-hall-competition-in-northern-sweden" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Henning Larsen Architects wins Kiruna City Hall competition in Northern Sweden</a></p><p><a title="Louvre-Lens: helping a mining town shed its image" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/62803119/louvre-lens-helping-a-mining-town-shed-its-image" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Louvre-Lens: helping a mining town shed its image</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129258639/debated-relocation-of-u-s-embassy-in-london-is-inevitably-painful-for-locals Debated relocation of U.S. Embassy in London is "inevitably painful" for locals Justine Testado 2015-06-10T15:58:00-04:00 >2015-06-10T15:58:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tv/tvx8hk5zl7c1nx8b.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The United States Embassy in Grosvenor Square, a Modernist concrete building in the heart of Mayfair, London&rsquo;s most exclusive neighborhood, has been a potential terrorist target for years, creating anxiety for both employees and neighbors...So a new embassy [by KieranTimberlake] is under construction for a move by 2017, and the residents of Mayfair are relieved. But this being Britain, the new embassy has become the object of debate and, in some quarters, ridicule.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/86471663/kierantimberlake-s-u-s-embassy-in-london-celebrates-groundbreaking" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KieranTimberlake&rsquo;s U.S. Embassy in London celebrates groundbreaking</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122816544/the-aluminaire-house-to-relocate-to-palm-springs The Aluminaire House to relocate to Palm Springs Justine Testado 2015-03-13T14:27:00-04:00 >2015-03-31T06:32:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fb/fbee3d1hdl7ye3ra.jpg" width="514" height="765" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When it was unveiled in New York City in April 1931, the starkly modern Aluminaire House was an overnight sensation that emboldened an architectural movement. Designed as a case study by architects A. Lawrence Kocher and Albert Frey, the three-story house, which was built in 10 days, became the first all-metal prefabricated house in the U.S.</p></em><br /><br /><p>After Sunnyside Gardens was a no-go, it looks like the Aluminaire House will be heading to sunny Palm Springs, California, according to an announcement by Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet during a fundraising event at Palm Springs Modernism Week last month. The Aluminaire House Foundation plans on placing the all-metal prefab house right across the Palm Springs Art Museum to become another modernist attraction in the city -- where Frey lived and practiced from 1935 to his death in 1998.</p><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/77916707/the-aluminaire-house-looks-to-sunnyside-gardens-as-its-possible-new-home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Aluminaire House looks to Sunnyside Gardens as its possible new home</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93446480/germany-plans-to-raze-towns-for-brown-coal-and-cheap-energy Germany Plans to Raze Towns for Brown Coal and Cheap Energy Archinect 2014-02-13T16:55:00-05:00 >2014-02-13T18:25:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/48/48a6345501963fcc4092cec7972f0749.jpg" width="514" height="369" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Atterwasch is tiny, its single street lined with sturdy brick and stone houses. The village has a single church whose bells peal out at noon each day, a small volunteer fire department, and a cemetery with a special section devoted to German soldiers who died nearby in the closing months of WWII. Atterwasch may soon be gone. Vattenfall, a Swedish energy company, hopes to relocate the village and its residents in order to strip-mine the ground underneath for lignite, or "brown coal."</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/28478613/hip-cities-that-think-about-how-they-work Hip Cities That Think About How They Work Archinect 2011-11-23T11:46:07-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:31:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/64/6419d6247b96df0a830f70e9b2783492.jpg" width="514" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This survey is not based solely on quality of life, number of trees or the cost of a month&rsquo;s rent. Instead, we examine some cities that aim to be both smart and well managed, yet have an undeniably hip vibe. Our pick of cities that are, in a phrase, both great and good...</p></em><br /><br /><p> The NYT selects Auckland, Berlin, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Curitiba, Santiago, Shanghai and Vilnius as the hippest cities for young professionals.</p>