Archinect - News 2015-11-28T06:24:24-05:00 2015 Solar Decathlon winner Stevens Institute of Technology addresses post-Sandy resiliency with the SURE HOUSE Justine Testado 2015-10-19T14:13:00-04:00 >2015-10-24T16:15:01-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stevens Institute of Technology</a> of Hoboken, New Jersey won the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 Solar Decathlon</a> with their storm-resilient SURE HOUSE this past weekend. One of the crowd favorites in this year's competition, the SURE HOUSE scored the highest in seven out of the 10 contests, which put the team in the lead with a final score of 950.685 points out of a possible 1,000. Along with more than a dozen U.S. and international teams, Team Stevens spent two years designing and planning the SURE House, and constructed it from the ground up in just nine days before the competition began on October 8.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>After witnessing&nbsp;&mdash; and even personally experiencing&nbsp;&mdash; the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Stevens team based their concept of the SURE HOUSE on storm resilience that balances energy efficiency. Built with fiber-composite materials repurposed from the boad-building industry, perhaps the standout element of the house is the bi-folding storm shutters, which are wrapped with fiberglass and made of a composite f...</p> Editor's Picks #409 Nam Henderson 2015-03-24T13:30:00-04:00 >2015-05-17T20:44:16-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;featured '<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">trans</a>&rsquo; the most recent issue of 'Lust' - for <strong>Screen/Print #29</strong>.&nbsp;</p><p><br>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">latest entry</a> in Archinect's Lexicon is "<em>Neuromorphic Architecture</em>" first coined by Dr. Michael Arbib in a 2012 paper for Intelligent Buildings International.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BBC Arts asked experts&nbsp;whether the decision announced</a>, to restore the burned out Mackintosh Library, is a missed opportunity?&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Ward</a>&nbsp;commented "<em>Restore. People still need to be able to see / learn from / walk through what Mackintosh did. New approaches can occur in new spaces - elsewhere</em>"&nbsp;<strong>EKE</strong> agreed "<em>Restore, of course...They have the drawings. &nbsp;So the rebuilt room will be a room created by the original architect, in the same sense, and in the same way as it was done originally</em>".</p><p>In employment related news, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">showed a nominal increase in design activity in February</a>.&nbsp;Of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">particular note</a> "<em>The multi-family residential was negative for the first time in over three years - and might be indicating...</em></p> “Prime Cut” by Rutz Architekten - winning entry for Architecture at Zero 2013 Justine Testado 2013-11-12T14:40:00-05:00 >2013-11-13T03:53:55-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Prime Cut" by Swiss firm Rutz Architekten won a Merit Award in the 2013 Architecture at Zero competition we just featured. Student and professional entrants were required to design a zero-net energy, mixed use, affordable residential building for the Tenderloin neighborhood in San Francisco, CA.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture at Zero 2013 winners announced</a></p> Architecture at Zero 2013 winners announced Justine Testado 2013-11-12T13:45:00-05:00 >2013-11-12T15:01:51-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="274" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners have been revealed for the Architecture at Zero 2013 competition. Architecture, engineering, and planning students and professionals worldwide were invited to submit their designs of a zero-net energy, mixed-use, and affordable residential building for the Tenderloin neighborhood in San Francisco, CA.</p></em><br /><br /><p> See also: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Prime Cut&rdquo; by Rutz Architekten - winning entry for Architecture at Zero 2013</a></p> Seattle’s Super-Green Bullitt Center Opened on Earth Day Alexander Walter 2013-04-23T16:37:00-04:00 >2013-04-25T17:21:39-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Yesterday, on Earth Day, Seattle's latest green building celebrated its grand opening: The Bullitt Center, a super-efficient office space at 1501 East Madison Street, was designed to become the world&rsquo;s largest functioning, commercial Living Building, using an estimated 83 percent less energy than a typical Seattle office building and achieving Net Zero Energy and Net Zero Water.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The Ridge: Net-Zero Energy Mixed-Use Passive House Project Gets Thumbs Up In Philadelphia Andrew Michler 2011-12-12T17:06:33-05:00 >2011-12-12T17:23:20-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Philadelphia just gave the go-ahead for a large mixed-use multi-family housing project that is urban friendly and energy frugal. Conceived by design/build group Onion Flats "The Ridge&rsquo; will be the largest Passive House project in the region...Vegetated roofs and greenscape will frame the plentiful public spaces within, encouraging community interaction.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Onion Flats' design won with overwhelming community approval.</p>