Archinect - News 2014-12-22T18:31:48-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/116591270/don-t-forget-to-register-for-yac-s-rome-community-ring-competition Don't forget to register for YAC's Rome Community Ring competition Justine Testado 2014-12-22T18:14:00-05:00 >2014-12-22T18:15:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1w/1wo8t7cgqb2eyt70.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Late registration began today for Young Architects Competitions' <a href="http://www.youngarchitectscompetitions.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rome Community Ring</a>. If you want a chance to win, make sure to register by <strong>January 19, 2015</strong> and submit your entries by <strong>January 26</strong>, <strong>2015</strong>.</p><p>Students and professionals are encouraged to share their ideas on how to revive one of Rome's historical treasures, the 19th-century <a href="http://progettoforti.wix.com/progettoforti#!forte-portuense/c10ut" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Forte Portuense</a>, into a new cultural space for public recreation. Proposed designs must also include room for potential urban development. Built between 1877 to late 1881, Forte Portuense is one of several military fortresses and has remained preserved since military authorities abandoned the site in 1967.</p><p>Winners and cash prizes totaling &euro;15,000 will be awarded when the competition ends in March 2015. An awards ceremony and exhibition will follow.</p><p>For more important competition details, click <a href="http://www.youngarchitectscompetitions.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Previous YAC competitions:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/results_of_the_wine_culture_centre_competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wine Culture Centre</a></p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/results_for_post-quake_visions_revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Post-Quake Visions</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/115499716/marines-to-conduct-training-in-downtown-la Marines To Conduct Training In Downtown LA Orhan Ayyüce 2014-12-08T14:16:00-05:00 >2014-12-11T19:15:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ii/iiz1a8uhfpjqdajc.jpg" width="514" height="327" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's not going to look like 'Apocalypse Now' by any stretch of the imagination. The Marine Corps has held similar training in recent years in Atlanta, Memphis and other cities. The military worked closely with the Los Angeles Police Department and notified property owners so no one will be caught off guard</p></em><br /><br /><p>Message and the purpose is clear. US Government is training for urban warfare and large cities are the training grounds. Once we are done with&nbsp;foreign urban centers&nbsp;perhaps the idea is to "bring it on home."</p><p>Of course, it's all under the disguise of fighting terrorism (or is it Ferguson?).</p><p>"There&rsquo;s no terrorism threat out there that would be the reason that these exercises are being conducted, this is something that&rsquo;s been kind of ongoing for a while. This is one location amongst many that the Marines are gonna be kind of exposing their people to.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112581318/touchscreen-landscapes Touchscreen Landscapes Alexander Walter 2014-10-31T17:24:00-04:00 >2014-10-31T18:03:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f4/f42b55f37f05521961ad76ed92619ab0.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This new, partly digital sand table interface developed for military planning would seem to have some pretty awesome uses in an architecture or landscape design studio. Using 3D terrain data&mdash;in the military's case, gathered in real-time from its planetary network of satellites&mdash;and a repurposed Kinect sensor, the system can adapt to hand-sculpted transformations in the sand by projecting new landforms and elevations down onto those newly molded forms.</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/108019723/what-can-forensic-architecture-reveal-about-the-conflict-in-gaza What can ‘forensic architecture’ reveal about the conflict in Gaza? Alexander Walter 2014-09-02T13:25:00-04:00 >2014-09-02T13:26:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/45/45d7da87b1cc887805e8e2775b6342c9.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Weizman has also made a name for himself as the chief proponent of &ldquo;forensic architecture&rdquo;, by which he analyses the impacts of urban warfare for clues about the crimes that were perpetrated there. To Weizman, buildings are weapons. When he looks out across the landscape of the occupied Palestinian West Bank [...] he sees a battlefield. &ldquo;The weapons and ammunitions are very simple elements: they are trees, they are terraces, they are houses. They are barriers.&rdquo;</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/95563169/what-architecture-reveals-about-secret-drone-strikes What Architecture Reveals About Secret Drone Strikes Alexander Walter 2014-03-13T14:58:00-04:00 >2014-03-19T22:38:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/78/781132b007905f3d93eba5160c13ae60.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"It&rsquo;s an attempt to really use architecture intelligence and design intelligence to unpack violations of international law," Weizman says of Forensic Architecture. Along with SITU Research, he and his team have developed a technique called video-to-space analysis to harvest spatial data from cell phone videos and photos, analyzing footage, sometimes from multiple sources, to model and recreate chaotic events to better understand what happened on the ground.</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/90372397/bucky-fuller-s-war-shelters-persist-in-peacetime-thanks-to-new-jersey-preservationists Bucky Fuller's war-shelters persist in peacetime thanks to New Jersey preservationists Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-03T13:55:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T19:30:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/03/03ff5e5eae138b0cc1680c9f282ebde8.jpg" width="514" height="391" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Conceived as low-cost, mass-produced shelters that could comfortably accommodate a family of four, the units, known as D.D.U.s, were manufactured in the early 1940s and distributed to military bases around the world. [...] Several institutions and individuals have expressed interest in acquiring Camp Evans D.D.U.s. &ldquo;They&rsquo;re important artifacts,&rdquo; said Marc Greuther, chief curator of the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich., who hopes to exhibit one of the units with Fuller&rsquo;s Wichita House.</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/82305949/frank-havermans-rietveld-landscape-unveil-secret-operation-610-thinkspace Frank Havermans + Rietveld Landscape Unveil "Secret Operation 610" Thinkspace Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-09-24T14:19:00-04:00 >2013-09-26T13:52:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ma/mavqe1bx7zdryro3.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When aircraft Shelter 610 opens its ruthless doors, a monstrous black behemoth slowly comes driving out. The object revives the mysterious atmosphere of the Cold War and its accompanying terrifying weaponry. At an almost excruciatingly slow pace, the artwork uses its caterpillar tracks to cross the seemingly infinite runway.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Lending a new meaning to "think tank", the formidable&nbsp;<em>Secret Operation 610</em> is now slinking its way across <a href="https://maps.google.com/maps?expflags=enable_star_based_justifications:true&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;cid=11298052106116834619&amp;q=Vliegbasis+Soesterberg&amp;iwloc=A&amp;gl=US&amp;hl=en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airbase Soesterberg</a> in the Netherlands. Both art piece and educational practice, the structure is designed by Studio Frank Havermans and Reitveld Landscape for&nbsp;<a href="http://www.skor.nl/eng/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SKOR</a>&nbsp;| Foundation for Art and Public Domain. While the aesthetic is inspired by a Cold War military atmosphere, its interior serves as a research space -- conducted while <em>Secret Operation 610</em> crawls across the landscape.</p> <p> The "mobile sculpture" will first be home to students from Delft University of Technology, studying carbon-free and silent flight technology, but&nbsp;will ultimately be open to researchers from any discipline.</p> <p> Check out <i>Secret Operations 610</i> in action in the video below.</p> <p> More on <em>Secret Operation 610</em> from <a href="http://frankhavermans.wordpress.com/2013/09/14/secret-operation-610-rietveld-landscape-studio-frank-havermans/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Frank Havermans</a>&nbsp;+ <a href="http://www.rietveldlandscape.nl/en/en/projects/739" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rietveld Landscape</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/80457238/a-top-secret-czech-bunker-used-by-the-soviet-army-opens-to-the-public A top-secret Czech bunker used by the Soviet army opens to the public Archinect 2013-08-27T15:34:00-04:00 >2013-08-27T15:41:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/my/my2sauclbmwxi6d5.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A military bunker in Brdy that reportedly housed Soviet nuclear warheads during the years of the Cold War has been turned into an Atom Museum. It opened to the public last week attracting military buffs and historians from far and wide.</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/79625429/british-artist-andy-goldsworthy-is-fascinated-by-us-army-s-long-history-of-tree-planting British artist Andy Goldsworthy is fascinated by US army's long history of tree planting Archinect 2013-08-16T20:23:00-04:00 >2013-08-19T19:21:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k2/k2tup0aetewpigg4.jpg" width="514" height="384" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;What I find so fascinating about the Presidio is that, in the heart of this military machine, there was a huge planting programme,&rdquo; Goldsworthy says, referring to the fact that the park&rsquo;s 300-acre forest was planted by the US military between 1886 and 1900. &ldquo;They had quite a sophisticated sense of landscape,&rdquo; he says. &ldquo;They read the landscape in the way that sculptors do&mdash;or at least the way I do.&rdquo;</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/66634126/drone-city-an-architectural-defense-from-drones Drone City - An Architectural Defense From Drones Archinect 2013-01-31T13:20:00-05:00 >2013-02-05T13:52:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ab/ab8bef7e62f573ac5b553eedd30dd2e0.jpg" width="513" height="334" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The idea for my final project, an architectural defense against drone warfare, came from the realization that law had no response to drone warfare. My own understanding of the ongoing [War on Terror pseudonym] as a civil rights issue is irrelevant, we only learn civil rights as a historical happening, not a current struggle. But architecture has a proud anti-legal tradition. Architecture is a way to protect people when law chooses not to.</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/59843310/danish-architect-maps-every-plane-helicopter-shot-down-by-syrian-rebels Danish Architect Maps Every Plane, Helicopter Shot Down by Syrian Rebels Archinect 2012-10-22T17:29:00-04:00 >2012-10-29T23:29:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sm/sm6kvp6t3nsm0rz9.jpg" width="514" height="394" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>a Danish architect and part-time aviation journalist is mapping each claimed shoot-down of Assad&rsquo;s jets and helicopters, resulting in the first running tabulation of the cost &mdash; at least in terms of machinery &mdash; of the escalating Syrian air war. Bj&oslash;rn Holst Jespersen&rsquo;s map, sponsored by journalist David Cenciotti&rsquo;s blog The Aviationist, marks 19 possible &ldquo;kills&rdquo; by rebel forces, as reported in the press or seen in YouTube videos.</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/55015326/winners-of-open-architecture-challenge-un-restricted-access Winners of Open Architecture Challenge: [UN]RESTRICTED ACCESS Alexander Walter 2012-08-09T21:19:00-04:00 >2012-09-15T11:12:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xi/ximioocn339coict.jpg" width="514" height="277" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architecture for Humanity has just recently announced the winners of its latest Open Architecture Challenge, [UN]RESTRICTED ACCESS. The prestigious, bi-annual humanitarian design competition focused on re-imagining former military sites.</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/42083492/iran-smart-concrete-to-protect-n-sites-from-us-bunker-busters Iran ‘smart concrete’ to protect N-sites from US bunker busters Archinect 2012-03-20T12:23:00-04:00 >2012-03-21T18:24:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e7/e7c96e636e961bcd3dd9452d1a2879d4.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Unlike conventional concrete, Iranian concrete is mixed with quartz powder and special fibers - transforming it into high performance concrete that can withstand higher pressure with increased rigidity. Due to its combination, the new Iranian-made concrete is an excellent building material with peaceful applications like the construction of safer bridges, dams, tunnels, increasing the strength of sewage pipes, and even absorbing pollution.</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/33467115/weaponized-architecture Weaponized architecture Archinect 2012-01-05T17:24:27-05:00 >2012-01-08T10:34:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ff/ff7a19336f417b1e11f28f4e89685888.jpg" width="425" height="283" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In Weaponized Architecture, architect L&eacute;opold Lambert looks at how architecture is conceived or instrumentalized as a political weapon. Lambert's study explores the power of architecture as a political weapon through history, from the wide 'boulevards' designed by Haussmann to allow for an easy movement of the artillery and cavalry in Paris to the mobile fences deployed by police forces during the G8 in Genoa to control mass demonstrations.</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/29317513/architecture-for-recovery-ideo-and-michael-graves-design-a-home-for-disabled-military-veterans Architecture for Recovery: IDEO and Michael Graves Design a Home for Disabled Military Veterans Archinect 2011-11-30T18:07:10-05:00 >2011-12-08T09:16:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8f/8ff07a3ec3c2922375c4ba513a942722.jpg" width="468" height="374" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Oftentimes, United States' military men and women carry the physical and emotional wounds of their service home with them, "find[ing] workarounds to cope with their surroundings based on individual capabilities and preferences." Today, IDEO and Michael Graves Associates see their work come alive as the U.S. Army Fort Belvoir and Clark Realty Capital unveil a new model for building accessible homes on military installations: the Wounded Warrior home.</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>