Archinect - News 2016-09-25T15:20:54-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149959978/arup-team-v-to-build-world-s-tallest-timber-residential-building-in-amsterdam Arup, TEAM V to build world's tallest timber residential building in Amsterdam Nicholas Korody 2016-07-26T14:50:00-04:00 >2016-07-30T01:03:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i6/i6qh2jrg66e9seuq.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Arup announced on July 25 that they would partner with TEAM V Architecture, Lingotto, Nicole Maarsen, and Nederlandse Energie Maatschappij in the construction of a 73-meter-high residential tower. With 14,500 square meters of floor space in total, the tower, named HAUT, will house 55 apartments and an underground parking lot. Upon completion, HAUT will be the tallest timber tower in the world.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8m/8mhxn8u9bf395zb1.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;Building in wood is one of the most talked about innovations in sustainable construction internationally, due to the large storage capacity of CO2,&rdquo; Arup said. &ldquo;Using wood provides an answer to the Municipality of Amsterdam&rsquo;s quest for CO2 neutrality.&rdquo;</p><p>Arup expects HAUT to store some three million kilograms of CO2. Equipped with photovoltaic panels, the build will produce its own energy. A rooftop wetland will filter waste water.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/th/th6j6idrdknuqysa.jpg"></p><p>"The municipality of Amsterdam selected this team for their vision of the city of the future in which nature and architecture are balanced," stated Arup. "HAUT also sta...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956563/michael-maltzan-proposes-greening-l-a-s-134-freeway Michael Maltzan proposes greening L.A.'s 134 freeway Julia Ingalls 2016-07-07T14:13:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T14:23:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rx/rxrgpb6mezvmizsz.jpg" width="514" height="265" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Christopher Hawthorne, in keeping with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/576292/third-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">his exploration of the ever evolving urban identity of Los Angeles</a>, reached out via the L.A. Times to Michael Maltzan to see if the architect had any ideas about transforming L.A.'s freeways from noisy polluting agents into civic amenities. Maltzan has responded pro bono with an idea to place a 3/4 mile stretch of the 134 freeway into a tunnel which would not only reduce noise and annually absorb 516,000 tons of carbon dioxide, but double as a site for rooftop solar panels and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955230/new-renderings-of-tadao-ando-s-living-wall-in-manhattan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">vegetation walls</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zb/zbo9t5qfh9xk1bsr.jpg"></p><p>Drivers in the tunnel would still be able to see their Pasadena surroundings through the lattice-like exterior, although residents near the just south of the Rose Bowl portion of the freeway would experience a significant traffic noise reduction thanks to the tunnel's acoustically insulated walls. As <a href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-ca-cm-maltzan-freeway-20160629-snap-htmlstory.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the L.A. Times</a> notes, Michael Maltzan "describes the proposal, produced in collaboration with the Los Angeles office of the engineering firm Arup, as 'an env...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952133/so-much-more-than-an-engineer-ove-arup-gets-his-first-museum-retrospective "So much more than an engineer": Ove Arup gets his first museum retrospective Nicholas Korody 2016-06-16T19:37:00-04:00 >2016-06-18T22:44:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d1/d12bqqbidd2i9xtz.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;He was so much more than an engineer,&rdquo; says the V&amp;A&rsquo;s Zofia Trafas White, who co-curated the show with Maria Nicanor. We are walking through a corridor of the Dane&rsquo;s dreamy doodles, which forms a slightly surreal start to the show [...] &ldquo;Designing,&rdquo; Arup said, &ldquo;is defining a sensible way of building.&rdquo; Noticeably, all the projects on show trumpet their engineering credentials at full volume, as the (seemingly) logical expression of how they were made.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more on Ove Arup and his firm, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149951976/ove-arup-celebrated-with-new-show-at-the-v-a" target="_blank">Ove Arup celebrated with new show at the V&amp;A</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144962617/our-cities-must-adapt-to-climate-change-and-growing-populations-within-a-single-generation-according-to-the-head-of-arup" target="_blank">Our cities must adapt to climate change and growing populations within a single generation, according to the head of Arup</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109894274/arup-germany-solarleaf-studio-tamassociati-and-elemental-win-in-2014-zumtobel-group-award" target="_blank">Arup Germany/SolarLeaf, Studio Tamassociati, and Elemental win in 2014 Zumtobel Group Award</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136423345/grimshaw-and-arup-release-designs-for-new-high-speed-rail-hub-in-central-london" target="_blank">Grimshaw and Arup release designs for new high-speed rail hub in central London</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149951976/ove-arup-celebrated-with-new-show-at-the-v-a Ove Arup celebrated with new show at the V&A Ellen Hancock 2016-06-16T10:17:00-04:00 >2016-06-18T22:42:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kg/kgn225v5o5aqprqn.jpg" width="514" height="315" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The show, curated by the V&amp;A&rsquo;s Maria Nicanor and Zofia Trafas White, is a fascinating exploration of the 20th century engineer&rsquo;s life and work, and how it has influenced today&rsquo;s practices in his field. Arup, fittingly argue the curators, was a true pioneer, championing real collaboration with architects, using a computer for the first time during the Sydney Opera House project in the 1960s &ndash; a hefty but fascinating machine called 'Pegasus', on display at the show.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more UK news here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149951669/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This week's picks for London architecture and design events</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149950809/museum-of-london-design-shortlist-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of London design shortlist revealed</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149950671/author-of-interactive-architecture-on-the-built-environment-in-the-age-of-ubiquitous-computing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Author of 'Interactive Architecture' on the built environment in the age of ubiquitous computing</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943677/london-design-festival-has-revealed-a-host-of-installations-for-2016 London Design Festival has revealed a host of installations for 2016 Ellen Hancock 2016-05-04T12:29:00-04:00 >2016-05-11T00:33:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a2/a2851d4412ca66a43861e1b34d4d83bb.jpg" width="514" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Installations announced for LDF 2016 include a giant curved walkway made of sustainable wood, a takeover of a disused stairwell and sit-in boxes that aim to address the housing crisis. The Smile, designed by Alison Brooks Architects, is an outdoor installation supported by the American Hardwood Export Council and ARUP, and is a 36m-long curved rectangular tube made from sustainable timber.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here are some more of this years offerings:</p><p>&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/97/97800ca569008fbb8ccd4f92a5870dbe.jpg"></p><p>Baboushka Boxes are design by dRMM and supported by financial company Legal &amp; General as well as the homeless charity Shelter.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0a/0a8fbd0c94ca210e9a2fcf2fedb1a4a5.jpg"></p><p>Created by consultancy Gilthero and supported by Italian watch maker Panerai, The Green Room will be based in a stairwell at the V&amp;A and explores the concept of time.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d0/d0b544f590e14cc6618f1b5eaf2b0a4e.jpg"></p><p>The much discussed crazy gold course conceived by Sir Paul Smith which still needs to raise&nbsp;&pound;120,000 through Kickstarter to happen.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/32/32adcd4f8f4c08b4c213c076d531bfb8.jpg"></p><p>Already announced the live robotically sculpted canopy at the V&amp;A.</p><p>For related installations, check these out:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941702/v-a-east-project-update" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">V&amp;A East project update</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147370049/london-s-v-a-to-host-a-robot-construction-team-this-summer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's V&amp;A to host a robot construction team this summer</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136811349/100-renderings-of-ideas-to-solve-london-s-housing-crisis-released" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">100 renderings of ideas to solve London's housing crisis released</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/139482631/in-tempestuous-london-design-leads-the-evolution-archinect-s-report-from-the-front-lines-of-the-london-design-festival" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In tempestuous London, design leads the evolution: Archinect's report from the front lines of the London Design Festival</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/148523133/the-conscious-cities-conference-is-fast-approaching-register-now The Conscious Cities Conference is fast approaching! Register now Archinect 2016-02-22T03:00:00-05:00 >2016-02-28T00:45:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j0/j040wgf2hwdogor4.jpg" width="514" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The inaugural Conscious Cities Conference is a little over one week away. Happening&nbsp;at Arup's London office on March 1, the one-day conference is the UK's first event of its kind and is part of the&nbsp;year-long Health, Wellbeing and Architecture programming from the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.museumofarchitecture.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of Architecture</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://thecubelondon.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">THECUBE</a>.&nbsp;Don't forget to register if you haven't yet.</p><p>The Conscious Cities Conference will delve into the evolving relationship between human behavior and the built environment, and the economic impact it creates. The conference&nbsp;will address four different themes that focus on the connection between neuroscience and architecture, with leading experts from both fields responding to thematic questions throughout the event.</p><p><strong>Professor Carlo Ratti</strong>, director of MIT's SENSEable City Lab, will deliver the keynote speech. Other confirmed speakers include:</p><ul><li><strong>Philip Tidd</strong>, Consulting Practice Area Leader, Principal, Gensler</li><li><strong>Dr. Jon Goodbun</strong>, Senior Lecturer in Architecture, University of Westminster</li><li><strong>Panos Mavros</strong>, res...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147448793/register-for-the-conscious-cities-conference-featuring-keynote-carlo-ratti-of-mit-s-senseable-city-lab Register for the Conscious Cities Conference, featuring keynote Carlo Ratti of MIT's SENSEable City Lab Archinect 2016-02-08T20:31:00-05:00 >2016-02-08T20:36:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2n/2ng63fgfx8f5rijc.jpg" width="514" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Conscious Cities Conference will delve into the evolving relationship between human behavior and the built environment, and the economic impact it creates. Taking place at Arup's London office on March 1, the one-day conference is the UK's first event of its kind and is part of the&nbsp;year-long Health, Wellbeing and Architecture programming from the <a href="http://www.museumofarchitecture.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of Architecture</a> and <a href="http://thecubelondon.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">THECUBE</a>.</p><p>The collision of technology with the millennial mindset of knowledge exchange and collaboration is changing the way people work and live. As a result, architects, planners, developers and policy-makers must respond to the urgency for cities to meet these new needs by creating the right infrastructure to support growth.</p><p>Conscious Cities will address four different themes that focus on the connection between neuroscience and architecture, with leading experts from both fields responding to the following questions:</p><ul><li>How does the built environment affect behavior and cognition?</li><li>How can the latest findings in n...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/144962617/our-cities-must-adapt-to-climate-change-and-growing-populations-within-a-single-generation-according-to-the-head-of-arup Our cities must adapt to climate change and growing populations within a single generation, according to the head of Arup Nicholas Korody 2016-01-04T13:43:00-05:00 >2016-01-17T22:00:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pe/pedq2rn1ax5zgz3l.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Cities around the world have only one generation to meet the twin challenges of climate change and a rapidly growing urban population, the head of a global engineering firm has warned. Gregory Hodkinson, chairman of the Arup group, said that with more than half the world&rsquo;s population already living in cities, and the proportion set to rise to 70% by 2050, city leaders need to take urgent action.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Gregory Hodkinsin, the chairman of the engineering giant Arup Group, has warned that cities must adapt to climate change and booming population growth within the timespan of a single generation.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;If we don&rsquo;t, in my view, we&rsquo;re screwed: my children and my grandchildren and everybody else&rsquo;s children," Hodkinsin told <em>the Guardian</em>.&nbsp;"We need to find a way to do this rapid urbanisation in a way that&rsquo;s not going to kill us &ndash; and to do it once.&rdquo;</p><p>Climate change and urban population growth are "twinned" challenges for a variety of reasons. As global temperatures rise, an increase in natural disasters and resource-driven conflict will likely drive displaced populations to urban centers, where shelter and access to basic necessities are more available. This is a pattern already <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/23/world/is-the-syrian-conflict-linked-to-climate-change/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">emerging</a>, for instance,&nbsp;in the mass migration of refugees from Syria and Iraq into Europe and elsewhere.</p><p>Cities currently house more than half of the world's population &ndash; and will most likely have to shelter up to 70% in t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/141376057/preview-unstudio-s-new-arnhem-central-station-opens-tomorrow Preview: UNStudio's new Arnhem Central Station opens tomorrow Justine Testado 2015-11-18T18:54:00-05:00 >2016-02-18T12:10:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rg/rg8fx2d4ea46clqq.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After 19 years, the Arnhem Central Station masterplan will finally be complete with the public opening of the new transfer hall tomorrow. Since&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1138/unstudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UNStudio</a> won the competition in 1996, the journey to construct the urban development in the Dutch city of Arnhem was an arduous one filled with&nbsp;&ldquo;an enormous amount of setbacks and disasters&rdquo;, as principal Caroline Bos commented during a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140021505/building-a-collaborative-practice-caroline-bos-of-unstudio-lectures-at-lacma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recent public lecture</a>. The station is a meeting point for six modes of transportation and it accommodates about 55,000 travelers every weekday.</p><p>Collaboratively designed by UNStudio and <a href="http://archinect.com/arupassociates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arup</a>, the new transfer hall has an extensive program that includes multiple above-ground levels consisting of local and regional bus terminals, taxi stands, service areas and corridors linked to train platforms, office and retail spaces, and a spacious entrance lobby. Bicycle storage and vehicle parking is also available both above and below ground level.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5b/5bk66kxcwgd03ntn.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/iq/iqkb7r6m9rg7xfbt.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1q/1qjhlloz34fwt2tt.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2x/2xubjts80c20c5d9.jpg"></p><p>A key aspect of the terminal's design was to enable passengers to move as s...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118429026/cheesegrater-skyscraper-loses-another-bolt-the-third-one-in-three-months Cheesegrater skyscraper loses another bolt – the third one in three months Alexander Walter 2015-01-15T14:36:00-05:00 >2015-01-15T17:33:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/co/cosqmii955t0yp2f.jpg" width="514" height="684" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The owners of the 222-metre (734ft) &ldquo;Cheesegrater&rdquo; building, the second tallest building in the City of London, are to replace dozens of long bolts on its structure after it was revealed that another one had fractured. The bolts, among 3,000 on the building&rsquo;s 15,000-tonne frame, are each just under a metre long. Two snapped in November, with some debris falling to the ground from the fifth floor. Nobody was hurt, but an area below the tower is still cordoned off.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113034177/bolt-part-falls-off-cheesegrater-skyscraper-in-the-city-of-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bolt part falls off Cheesegrater skyscraper in the City of London</a></p><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117664390/another-big-concrete-panel-falls-off-zaha-hadid-designed-library" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Another big concrete panel falls off Zaha Hadid-designed library</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106347674/more-details-on-microalgae-fa-ade-solarleaf-a-zumtobel-group-award-2014-nominee More details on microalgae façade “SolarLeaf”, a Zumtobel Group Award 2014 nominee Justine Testado 2014-08-11T20:34:00-04:00 >2014-08-12T13:15:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wb/wbuec8cv6jqwzrqu.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"SolarLeaf" has been described as the world's first bioreactive fa&ccedil;ade that can help further research into algae as a potential renewable energy source. Designed by ARUP, SSC Strategic Science Consult, and Colt International, the fa&ccedil;ade was recently selected as one of 15 nominees for the prestigious Zumtobel Group Award 2014 in the award program's newest category, "Applied Innovations".</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/he/hek6x65bfnejkab2.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qj/qj9ro7c0z6ffuhjh.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cl/cli65tah8a0qcuu8.jpg"></p><p>More project details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/more_details_on_microalgae_facade_solarleaf_a_zumtobel_group_award_2014_nom/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98218917/the-urban-algae-canopy-shows-the-power-of-algaetecture-for-milan-expo-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Urban Algae Canopy shows the power of "algaetecture" for Milan Expo 2015</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104721804/ie-spaces-for-innovation-competition-now-open-for-applications IE SPACES FOR INNOVATION COMPETITION now open for applications Sponsor 2014-07-24T13:41:00-04:00 >2014-07-24T13:42:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gt/gtw875dawv2mx4jg.jpg" width="514" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.ie.edu/school-architecture-design/?utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=display&amp;utm_campaign=mde_editorial_post_display" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IE School of Architecture &amp; Design</a>:</em></p><p><a href="http://www.ie.edu/school-architecture-design/?utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=display&amp;utm_campaign=mde_editorial_post_display" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IE School of Architecture and Design</a> announces <strong>IE SPACES FOR INNOVATION Prize </strong>for young architects and designers worldwide, seeking to attract top architecture and design talents to invite them to take part in the <a href="http://www.ie.edu/school-architecture-design/degrees/postgraduate/master-design-work-retail-learning-environments?utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=display&amp;utm_campaign=mde_editorial_post_display" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IE Master in Design for Work, Retail and Learning Environments</a> starting next February 2015.</p><p><strong>THE CHALLENGE:</strong><br>We are able to undertake working, shopping and learning in a variety of settings and in new ways. Traditional typologies and spaces are changing, overlapping and becoming new models. Foresee the future of these new blurred spaces over the next decade and propose or comment on how you think our activities might evolve.</p><p>Submit your proposal in a story board presented electronically (A1 horizontal format- PDF or JPG; &lt; 10megas).</p><p>The winning entries will be awarded a 30% scholarship towards the program tuition fees and a full-time paid professional internship in one of these three world class firms: UNStudio (A...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/99840077/boeri-studio-s-bosco-verticale-in-milan-makes-the-forest-tower-fantasy-a-reality Boeri Studio's Bosco Verticale in Milan makes the forest tower fantasy a reality Justine Testado 2014-05-16T14:14:00-04:00 >2014-05-20T20:22:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/94/94bwbzi8ld04y0lx.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1644/stefano-boeri-architetti" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boeri Studio</a> will soon realize the dream of the forest tower with Bosco Verticale, or Vertical Forest -- and they're building two. The thought of a tower "built" out of living greenery has been rendered by architects numerous times, it has reached the point where it's considered <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/89295240/eco-porn-competition-results-expose-the-sassy-side-of-green-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a trope of green architecture</a>. But from an idealistic view, seeing the tree-tower design get past the planning stage and move toward completion is quite refreshing, if not intriguing, to say the least.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/le/leosrlvkg74mwzql.jpg"></p><p>Located in Milan's redeveloping complex of Porta Nuova Isola, Vertical Forest was designed to help alleviate the city's increasing air pollution problem and provide a biological urban habitat in a total area of 40,000&nbsp;m2.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0e/0exx4xo3omq1tel2.jpg"></p><p>The towers -- at 110 meters and 76 meters tall -- allegedly have 900 trees (measuring between 3m-6m) already planted in the residential balconies, along with 5,000 shrubs and 11,000 floral plants on terraces up to the 27th floor. As described by the studio, the vast number of plants will not on...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88153937/dubai-chosen-for-world-expo-2020-with-hok-led-master-plan Dubai chosen for World Expo 2020 with HOK-led master plan Justine Testado 2013-12-05T18:48:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T20:13:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rd/rdp736jptmbmnjxk.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dubai won the bid to host the World Expo 2020, being the first Middle Eastern city selected in the Expo's 160-year history. HOK, in partnership with Populous and Arup, led the design team that developed the master plan, themed "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future." Their proposal won against those from Brazil, Russia, and Turkey. The 1,082-acre (438-hectare) Expo site is equidistant from Abu Dhabi and Dubai, next to the new Al Maktoum International Airport and near the Jebel Ali Port.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ul/ul30ndh242zrqqin.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qs/qs7dd5gvdxppm7cm.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>Images: HOK</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/84846738/white-arkitekter-wins-for-a-resilient-rockaway-far-roc-design-competition White Arkitekter wins “For a Resilient Rockaway” (FAR ROC) Design Competition Alexander Walter 2013-10-23T17:45:00-04:00 >2013-10-24T08:28:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/21/216t3rgp6vpswrcg.jpg" width="514" height="236" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Breaking news from New York City today: the team of Swedish firm White Arkitekter has won the two-phase "For a Resilient Rockaway" (FAR ROC) design competition at the Arverne East site in the Rockaways. [...] The winning team also included members from ARUP and Gensler.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/77454300/for-a-resilient-rockaway-far-roc-design-competition-finalists" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">For a Resilient Rockaway (FAR ROC) Design Competition Finalists</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/67935450/piraeus-antiquities-museum-entry-by-s-ri-s-et-s-ri-s-studio-touraine-tajima-open-design-office Piraeus Antiquities Museum Entry by Sériès et Sériès / Studio Touraine / Tajima Open Design Office Alexander Walter 2013-02-19T20:20:00-05:00 >2013-04-15T15:17:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x1/x1y0iu45dfaua2uz.jpg" width="514" height="686" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>French-Californian outfit S&eacute;ri&egrave;s et S&eacute;ri&egrave;s has shared with us its entry to the international architectural competition "Piraeus Cultural Coast - Museum of Underwater Antiquities" in Piraeus, Greece. The scheme was designed as a collaborative effort with Studio Touraine, Tajima Open Design Office, and ARUP.</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/67438747/arup-proposes-radical-building-of-the-near-future Arup Proposes Radical Building of the Near Future Archinect 2013-02-12T11:36:00-05:00 >2013-02-14T17:40:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/45/45btq0ir9xs28y18.jpg" width="514" height="402" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The global engineering firm envisions a "smart" building that will plug into "smart" urban infrastructure and cater to an increasingly dense and technology-savvy urban population.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Download Arup's January 2013 issue of <em>Foresight</em> [<a href="http://www.bdonline.co.uk/Journals/2013/02/04/y/o/d/Arup_Foresight_Future_Urban_Buildings-FINAL.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PDF</a>]</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m5/m5ku2ul4ol5on2zm.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/67176600/piraeus-antiquities-museum-entry-by-par-arup Piraeus Antiquities Museum Entry by PAR & ARUP Alexander Walter 2013-02-08T14:17:00-05:00 >2013-02-12T16:38:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/la/lai5qzi27wzh099n.jpg" width="514" height="301" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Results have just been announced in the international architectural competition "Piraeus Cultural Coast - Museum of Underwater Antiquities" in Piraeus, the ancient Greek port city right outside of Athens. The design proposal by Los Angeles firm Platform for Architecture + Research (PAR), in collaboration with ARUP, didn't quite make it among the top prize winners, but we're excited to feature it here.</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/62281132/helsinki-central-library-entry-by-par-arup Helsinki Central Library Entry by PAR & Arup Alexander Walter 2012-11-27T21:11:00-05:00 >2012-11-28T12:50:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gj/gj2c871kknmn7ia5.jpg" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Continuing with our series of Stage 1 proposals to the Helsinki Central Library competition, this is the scheme by Los Angeles firm Platform for Architecture + Research in collaboration with Arup.</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/61721722/mvrdv-jerde-arup-present-peruri-88-for-jakarta-indonesia MVRDV-Jerde-Arup Present Peruri 88 for Jakarta, Indonesia Alexander Walter 2012-11-19T13:48:00-05:00 >2013-01-20T23:46:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/no/no6z5td971hck38f.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>MVRDV has shared with us the design for Peruri 88, a new landmark tower in Jakarta, Indonesia. The scheme is a collaboration of MVRDV (overall design), The Jerde Partnership (commercial podium) and ARUP, together with developer Wijaya Karya &ndash; Benhil Property.</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/59319391/squarepusher-and-the-geometry-of-sound Squarepusher and the Geometry of Sound Archinect 2012-10-14T23:16:00-04:00 >2012-10-16T04:27:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/86/8649df7259d5e0df9ba8e88815e942f5.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Taking Kubrick&rsquo;s 2001: Space Odyssey as an inspiration for the mood of the Sound Portal, Arup created an intimidating black rubber shape that sits in the centre of Trafalgar Square but opens up to reveal light and sky within. The facility provides the perfect environment for some of the most thoughtful and innovative recording artists in the world, including one of my favourite Tom Jenkinson a.k.a. Squarepusher I spoke to him about using ambisonic arrays and exploring sound in three dimensions.</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/56839029/confidential-architectural-drawings-of-new-apple-hq-leaked "Confidential" architectural drawings of new Apple HQ leaked Archinect 2012-09-07T16:52:00-04:00 >2012-09-13T21:58:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p1/p1yqjql3dj754fvs.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A reliable source provided us with some official blueprints for the Apple Campus 2 yesterday, and these are just a few of the images that illustrate the mammoth building currently being planned in Cupertino, Calif. A single one of these slides leaked out today, so we are putting these up now; we are resizing and still have to watermark.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Firms credited on the drawings include Foster and Parters, ARUP, OLIN and Davis Langdon.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/52828867/how-is-computing-changing-the-architect-s-job How is computing changing the architect’s job? Archinect 2012-07-02T13:18:00-04:00 >2012-07-02T13:19:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z0/z01pftzpvrttii3r.jpg" width="514" height="274" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;The form was reinvented to an extent,&rdquo; says Yanni Loukissas, a postdoc in MIT&rsquo;s Program in Science, Technology, and Society (STS). And while the question of exactly which design changes should be credited to Utzon or Arup&rsquo;s firm has been a matter of some dispute, the building, Louskissas says, stands as &ldquo;an example where the engineer was instrumental in reshaping the project.&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/44421438/urban-intervention-finalist-park-by-koning-eizenberg-architecture-arup Urban Intervention Finalist: Park by Koning Eizenberg Architecture + ARUP Alexander Walter 2012-04-09T18:16:00-04:00 >2012-04-09T18:39:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8b/8b3c4zrvlwvcipb7.jpg" width="514" height="264" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Back in March, three finalist entries were announced at Urban Intervention: The Howard S. Wright Design Ideas Competition for Public Space. [...] We had already published PRAUD's "Seattle Jelly Bean" proposal, and here's now also the finalist entry "Park" by Southern Californian practice Koning Eizenberg Architecture in collaboration with ARUP. All three finalist submissions are currently in the process of design phase two.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Also, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/5766/koning-eizenberg-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Koning Eizenberg Architecture</a> is currently <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/43714865/marketing-coordinator" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">hiring</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/36695415/video-the-making-of-the-metropol-parasol Video: The making of the Metropol Parasol Archinect 2012-02-02T18:22:00-05:00 >2012-02-02T18:25:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h6/h652bi7sfonj2etb.jpg" width="514" height="415" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This film explores how the Metropol Parasol affects the people who live and work around it, as well as the historic area in which it sits. The Metropol Parasol is one of the largest wooden structures in the world and was completed in April 2011. It has become a new centre for Seville. The Metropol Parasol was designed by Architect, J. MAYER H., with engineering consulting from Arup.</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/4384485/arup-opens-3-new-overseas-offices-for-the-first-time-in-65-years Arup opens 3 new overseas offices for the first time in 65 years J. James R. 2011-04-27T16:37:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T14:36:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h4/h4pw62qton9rqyem.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;The traditional model of the Western international practice has been to have a shop window in developing countries but with the work executed back at home,&rdquo; Declan O&rsquo;Carroll was quoted as saying. &ldquo;We are looking at a much more fluid, unorthodox model.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> Despite dropping from an all time high of 10,000 employees in 2008&mdash; losing 330 in 2009&nbsp; and 670 employees this past winter&mdash; Arup has announced that they have three new offices, Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen, in China. Each new office employs 12 architects and 15 engineers with most of the new staff being Chinese nationals.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> With some lousy last few years for Arup in Europe, Chinese business is still humming along quite nicely in the 18 months Arup has been in China. Arup is currently working on a new 2,300-employee headquarters building for Nokia and a 1,200,000 square-feet office building for Ding He.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> For more, <a href="http://archrecord.construction.com/news/2011/04/110427-Arup-China.asp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here.</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91836/big-wins-with-1-5-towers-in-china BIG Wins with 1.5 Towers in China Alexander Walter 2009-09-08T14:04:00-04:00 >2013-02-28T14:27:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/se/seozbaji0y285ce1.jpg" width="436" height="307" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> BIG, in collaboration with ARUP and Transsolar, was awarded the first prize in the international competition to design Shenzhen International Energy Mansion, the regional headquarters for the Shenzhen Energy Company. <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/big_to_design_shenzhen_international_energy_mansion/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a></p>