Archinect - News 2014-04-18T09:30:22-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/98204993/cities-need-goldilocks-housing-density-not-too-high-or-low-but-just-right Cities need Goldilocks housing density – not too high or low, but just right Alexander Walter 2014-04-17T13:31:00-04:00 >2014-04-17T14:46:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/00/003508c69ab984a03ea84c4a73835db5.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In so-called hot cities [...] battles are raging over height limits and urban density, all on the basis of two premises: 1) that building all these towers will increase the supply of housing and therefore reduce its costs; 2) that increasing density is the green, sustainable thing to do and that towers are the best way to do it. I am not sure that either is true.</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/98035328/boris-johnson-must-build-a-proper-case-for-transforming-london-s-skyline Boris Johnson must build a proper case for transforming London's skyline Alexander Walter 2014-04-14T15:49:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T17:25:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c9/c9f4ee4ea98b97d5a2941f0d3171f2ae.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dear Boris, Let's agree that towers can be beautiful. Let's also agree that London needs new homes and plenty of them. It may well be that many of the 200-plus tall buildings now proposed can play a useful role if, as you say, they are "sensitively managed, well designed and in the right place". London is not Amsterdam nor Vienna, cities whose inherited profile is retained at all costs. But neither, as you once put it, should it be Dubai-on-Thames.</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/97490472/frank-gehry-unveils-plans-for-his-first-buildings-in-england Frank Gehry unveils plans for his first buildings in England Alexander Walter 2014-04-07T14:16:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T20:27:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/68/682f0572f2c5c8f73fc1e0ff2529faaf.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With titanium facades swinging like jiving skirts and windows staggered like towers of toppling coins, the chaotic energy of the latest apartment designs for Battersea power station can only mean one thing: Frank Gehry is in town. As the 85-year-old visionary architect behind the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao outlined plans for 700 apartments in London &ndash; his first English buildings &ndash; he walked straight into a raging debate about the capital's affordable housing crisis.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/84837877/gehry-and-foster-selected-to-design-phase-3-at-battersea-power-station" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry and Foster selected to design Phase 3 at Battersea Power Station</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97257545/london-s-12bn-olympic-park-opens-up-to-the-public London's £12bn Olympic park opens up to the public Alexander Walter 2014-04-04T13:50:00-04:00 >2014-04-04T13:51:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/80/805f3f744e142151036d62d09463d9b2.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Almost 10 years and &pound;12bn in the making, the full extent of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will finally open to the public on Saturday, revealing "the biggest new park in Europe for 150 years", magicked from the mud at the bottom of the Lea Valley. Stretching for 230 hectares (568 acres) around a knotted tangle of waterways and rail lines, it is, says its maker, the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), the size of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens combined [...].</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/96948499/does-london-need-a-planning-revolution Does London need a 'planning revolution?' Alexander Walter 2014-03-31T13:52:00-04:00 >2014-04-01T09:15:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a2/a262b68a57607ef665c384e75f55156d.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Britain&rsquo;s decades-long planning &ldquo;chaos&rdquo; has left London a city of great individual buildings, such as the Gherkin and the Shard, standing in a sea of &ldquo;woeful&rdquo; architecture, the Government&rsquo;s design czar said today. Marylebone-based architect Sir Terry Farrell called for a &ldquo;revolution&rdquo; in the planning system, to end the culture of Nimbyism and put the creation of well designed places to live, work and shop at the heart of policymaking.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Farrell 's remarks certainly aren't limited to contemporary architecture in London:<em> &ldquo;If you dump yourself in any town centre and look at what the end of the 20th century and start of the 21st century has brought, it is woeful.&rdquo;</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96485993/get-lectured-uca-canterbury-spring-14 Get Lectured: UCA Canterbury, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-03-25T14:01:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T14:02:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/05/05j6b7gm8hfk04pa.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/384806/2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</a></strong><br><br>Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Our next poster features the Multistory Spring '14 Guest Lecture Series at London's University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury School of Architecture.</p><p>"Over the past ten years the UCA Canterbury School of Architecture has been running Multistory - a series of talks and events organised by students and alumni of the School. This year there have already been more than 20 lectures, debates and events at Canterbury attracting guest speakers from the architecture, design and fine arts industries.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">conne...</a></em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96408720/apollo-theatre-collapse-due-to-old-materials Apollo theatre collapse due to 'old' materials Alexander Walter 2014-03-24T13:54:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T19:11:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/51/5130a49fcf5b2739100b198191c80beb.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Seventy-six people were injured when part of the roof came down during a performance of The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night-Time in December. BBC Radio 4's You and Yours has seen a letter from Westminster City Council saying hessian wadding embedded in the ceiling was getting weaker over time. The material's deterioration led to the collapse, the council said.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/89228621/london-theatre-collapse-scores-injured-at-apollo-in-west-end" target="_blank">London theatre collapse: scores injured at Apollo in West End</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96407909/better-a-small-house-than-a-skyscraper-that-signifies-nothing Better a small house than a skyscraper that signifies nothing Alexander Walter 2014-03-24T13:38:00-04:00 >2014-03-24T13:42:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/71/718b485bc14f0c66c1337ed713acfc0b.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The White House may be the centre of great power, but it is not in itself that big or that shouty. It&rsquo;s just a nice, white house, rather elegant, with a fine sweeping drive, but utterly dwarfed by the US Treasury next door &ndash; a fact that is, in itself, a bit of a clue to the relative significance of wealth in American society. [...] If the White House gleams simply because of the influence of the man inside it, the rest of the Washington complex is designed to make its case for significance.</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/95948944/urban-art-soon-we-ll-all-want-to-walk-the-line Urban art: soon we’ll all want to walk the Line Alexander Walter 2014-03-18T14:45:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T18:46:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/37/373c98ac2f64b663020d2030240fc099.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] Dutton and Piper have traced a path, broadly following the Meridian, extending from the 02 Arena in Greenwich across the Thames by cable car to the Olympic Park in Stratford: a largely flat and buggy-friendly three-hour meander through an extraordinarily varied and little-known urban landscape that will be punctuated by striking pieces of modern sculpture. They&rsquo;re calling it the Line, and the hope is that it will be up and running by midsummer.</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/95562353/london-s-glittering-spires-nearly-250-high-rise-developments-planned London's glittering spires: Nearly 250 high-rise developments planned Alexander Walter 2014-03-13T14:40:00-04:00 >2014-03-17T19:31:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ou/oul3nmdxlz8bnbqk.jpg" width="514" height="387" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Up until recently Canary Wharf was the only place for skyscrapers in London. [...] Now it seems that London is going to receive a more cohesive skyline, with a new study produced by the New London Architecture (NLA) thinktank suggesting that at least 236 tall buildings (those over 20 storeys in height) are currently proposed, approved or under construction in the capital.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95485817/london-s-current-obsession-its-own-identity-crisis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's Current Obsession: Its Own Identity Crisis</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/95485817/london-s-current-obsession-its-own-identity-crisis London's Current Obsession: Its Own Identity Crisis Alexander Walter 2014-03-12T14:54:00-04:00 >2014-03-12T19:19:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e4/e4497bd3153ad6eea370ed1c946b86ad.jpg" width="514" height="413" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Is London in danger of losing its soul? The question may sound melodramatic, but this is just what many of the British capital&rsquo;s commentariat have been discussing over the past few days. [...] Barely a day goes by without a local news story about the phenomenal rise of London property values. In just the past few weeks, we've learned that price levels are "approaching madness." [...] London buyers start to bid consistently 25 percent above the asking price.</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/95481774/smiljan-radic-to-design-14th-serpentine-galleries-pavilion Smiljan Radic to design 14th Serpentine Galleries Pavilion Justine Testado 2014-03-12T13:36:00-04:00 >2014-03-17T20:33:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/39/39lgacpp17kozupn.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Chilean architect Smiljan Radic was commissioned by Serpentine Gallery to design the 2014 Serpentine Galleries Pavilion. Designed by big-name architects since 2000, the temporary pavilion has become a major summer attraction in London's Kensington Gardens for the London Festival of Architecture.</p><p>Reflective of Radic's past works, his design for the pavilion is a semi-transparent, shell-like "pod" that will serve as a multi-functional public space and venue.<br><br>Read on for more details about the project:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xg/xgfgkn3j2q5dmbib.jpg"></p><p>"Occupying a footprint of some 350 square metres on the lawn of the Serpentine Gallery, plans depict a semi-translucent, cylindrical structure, designed to resemble a shell, resting on large quarry stones. Radic&rsquo;s Pavilion has its roots in his earlier work, particularly The Castle of the Selfish Giant, inspired by the Oscar Wilde story, and the Restaurant Mestizo, part of which is supported by large boulders.</p><p>Designed as a flexible, multi-purpose social space with a caf&eacute; sited inside, the Pa...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/95355057/a-global-property-trend-for-architecture-as-logo A global property trend for architecture as logo Archinect 2014-03-10T18:29:00-04:00 >2014-03-10T18:29:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/86/865eb378114bff782bdf68d64601504a.jpg" width="250" height="376" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>London&rsquo;s 200 new towers are something different. Virtually every one contains &ldquo;luxury&rdquo; apartments. This new residential upsurge in London is echoed across the Atlantic in New York &ndash; as property in both cities becomes a global reserve currency. New York, once the city of the commercial skyscraper, has become the city of the condo tower and the penthouse. But where does that leave commercial architecture?</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/95046449/five-teams-shortlisted-for-london-s-natural-history-museum-civic-realm-competition Five teams shortlisted for London’s Natural History Museum Civic Realm competition Justine Testado 2014-03-06T17:22:00-05:00 >2014-03-10T21:19:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e1/e1fqu3472o75eir9.jpg" width="514" height="298" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>London's Natural History Museum recently revealed five shortlisted teams that still have a chance to redesign the historic museum in the Civic Realm competition...Teams will present their designs to the jury on March 13, and the winner is expected to be announced in April 2014. Designs are currently on exhibition -- with team names hidden -- at the Museum until March 11.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The five shortlisted teams are:</p><ul><li>BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) with Martha Schwartz Partners</li><li>Grant Associates with Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios&nbsp;</li><li>Niall McLaughlin Architects with Kim Wilkie&nbsp;</li><li>Land Use Consultants (LUC) with Design Engine&nbsp;</li><li>Stanton Williams Architects with Bradley-Hole Schoenaich Landscape Architects</li></ul><p>Check out the proposals and see if you can guess who designed what.</p><p>Pictured above: Team 1</p><p>Team 2<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wk/wkdbe1fiuxvdbjpu.jpg"></p><p>Team 3<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2b/2bd7xn5y5vxny0jf.jpg"><br><br>Team 4<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/om/om1ujd64ii4ndgsu.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p>Team 5<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l6/l66cm3zri6xxh0qd.jpg"></p><p>For more, head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/five_teams_shortlisted_for_londons_natural_history_museum_civic_realm_compe/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/94441681/london-crystal-palace-shortlist-boasts-six-of-the-uk-s-top-architects London Crystal Palace shortlist boasts six of the UK’s top architects Alexander Walter 2014-02-26T20:27:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T22:12:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yq/yqlu3r1ppxw60i4w.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>London's iconic Crystal Palace just moved one step closer to its magnificent resurrection with the announcement of six shortlisted design teams, all vying to rebuild The Crystal Palace and the surrounding public park as a major landmark.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The list of selected architects to move on to the next competition stage reads like a who's who in British architecture:</p><ul><li>David Chipperfield Architects</li><li>Grimshaw</li><li>Haworth Tompkins Architects</li><li>Marks Barfield Architects</li><li>Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners</li><li>Zaha Hadid Architects with Anish Kapoor</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/94357119/zaha-and-co-rethink-the-drinking-fountain Zaha and co. rethink the drinking fountain Alexander Walter 2014-02-25T17:52:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T21:00:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/97/9798058e82012981f5cc7c48ed53e604.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In many of our bigger cities, the drinking fountain disappeared along with police boxes, mile stones and horse troughs. However, a new initiative is attempting to revive this public utility, with the help of some of London&rsquo;s best design talent. Six of the city&rsquo;s leading architectural firms have designed a series of new drinking fountains, as part of the Kiosk Challenge.</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/94355496/it-s-like-swimming-in-a-spaceship-zaha-hadid-s-aquatics-centre-opens-to-public 'It's like swimming in a spaceship': Zaha Hadid's Aquatics Centre opens to public Archinect 2014-02-25T17:24:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T20:59:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f9/f9mpk1oreqvtqven.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Flaring its muscular grey wings like a stingray leaping out of the river Lea, the Aquatics Centre was planned as the showpiece of the London 2012 Olympic Games, a piece of liquid drama designed by the country's most celebrated queen of the curve, Zaha Hadid. [...] "I didn't mind the seating stands so much," shrugs Hadid, sitting poolside beneath the bulging belly of her building, which finally opens to the public on Saturday.</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/93730860/will-the-buildings-of-the-future-be-grown-underwater Will the buildings of the future be grown underwater? Alexander Walter 2014-02-17T14:40:00-05:00 >2014-02-24T18:31:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/55/55ad045671c0766082c7e16cbc30eec9.jpg" width="460" height="307" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a new exhibition, Michael Pawlyn lays out his vision for architecture inspired by the natural world &ndash; including biorock buildings grown entirely underwater and whole office blocks being lit by learning from the blind sea star. [...] &ldquo;All my work is driven by a frustration with the word &lsquo;sustainable&rsquo;,&rdquo; he says. &ldquo;It suggests something that is just about good enough, but we need to be looking at truly restorative solutions.</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/93401323/seventy-six-nominations-listed-for-designs-of-the-year-2014 Seventy-six nominations listed for Designs of the Year 2014 Justine Testado 2014-02-11T21:27:00-05:00 >2014-02-17T17:19:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hb/hb3pyrdtplev34k0.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Nominations were announced for Designs of the Year 2014 -- the event where work from the "cool kids" in the big world of design are sure to be found [...] A total of 76 nominees include international stars, crowd-funded start-ups, and student projects. A winner in each category and one overall winner will be announced later this year. All nominations will be exhibited at London's Design Museum starting March 26 - Aug. 25, 2014</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a small selection of this year's nominated designs.</p><p><strong>Architecture - MAKOKO FLOATING SCHOOL</strong> - Designed by NL&Eacute;, Makoko Community Building Team Photo by NL&Eacute;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/we/weoxry95vpekav6a.jpg"><br><br><strong>Furniture - NEW INTERIOR FOR UNITED NATIONS NORTH DELEGATES&rsquo; LOUNGE (NEW YORK) </strong>- Designed by Hella Jongerius, together with Rem Koolhaas, Irma Boom, Gabriel Lester and Louise Schouwenberg. Photograph by Frank Oudeman<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/64/6426qki0upvx0gsv.jpg"><br><br><strong>Graphics - CHINEASY</strong> - Created by ShaoLan Hsueh with Illustrations by Noma Bar. Photo by Brave New World<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ot/otf3fyde7nmry9oi.jpg"><br><br><br><strong>Digital - LEGO CALENDAR</strong> - Designed by Adrian Westaway, Clara Gaggero, Duncan Fitzsimons, Simon Emberton. Photographs by Adrian Westaway<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cp/cp8mfgvj5n8za9lc.jpg"><br><br>Find the complete list at <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/seventy-six_nominations_listed_for_designs_of_the_year_20141/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92857521/winning-2013-arcaid-images-architectural-photography-awards-photos-exhibited-in-london-this-month Winning 2013 Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards photos exhibited in London this month Justine Testado 2014-02-04T18:54:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T19:53:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/21/21r5y0wfihvgq4xu.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Snap, snap! Here are the winning photos of the 2013 Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards. First displayed at the most recent World Architecture Festival, the photos will be on exhibition in London this month. Architectural photographers had to show the best of their shooting skills under four categories: Exterior, Interior, Sense of Place, and Buildings in Use. This year's judges featured Zaha Hadid, Catherine Slessor, Eva Jiricna, Ivan Harbour and Graham Stirk.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Have a look at some of the winning photos.<br><br><strong>Overall winner: Ken Schluchtmann </strong>(Germany)<br>Interior - Project: Shanghai Museum of Glass (CHINA) by Coordination Asia<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oq/oqjg704ar6iv7w2z.jpg"><br>Exterior - Project: Reindeer Pavilion (NORWAY) by Sn&oslash;hetta<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xf/xffq0dl4erz3vu6r.jpg"><br><br><strong>Overall runner-up: Duccio Malagamba</strong> (Spain)<br>Project: Dalian Congress Centre (CHINA) by Coop Himmelb(l)au Architects<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rv/rv5akvu4f85pjmal.jpg"><br><br><strong>Shortlisted:</strong><br><strong>Adam Mork - Exterior</strong>. Project: The Blue Planet (DENMARK) by 3XN<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/95/95ww1gqmfbizw56t.jpg"><br><br><strong>Jim Stephenson - Building in Use</strong>. Project: Shangri La at Glastonbury Festival (ENGLAND) by An Architecture<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n0/n0it2fdaigsp8rss.jpg"><br><br><strong>Tim Van De Velde - Exterior</strong>. Project: Bruder Klaus Kapelle (GERMANY) by Peter Zumthor<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ol/olpjtumkbmvdfv9c.jpg"><br><br>Find the full list on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winning_2013_arcaid_images_architectural_photography_awards_photos_exhibite/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92764876/luxury-home-boom-to-change-face-of-london Luxury Home Boom To Change Face Of London Alexander Walter 2014-02-03T13:53:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T19:22:00-05:00 <em><p>The face of London is about to change. [...] The development surge, fueled by wealthy foreigners looking for a safe place to invest, has spawned concern that the city is sacrificing its heritage for the sake of luxury homes. "London is in danger of becoming a sort of Abu Dhabi, a sort of Hong Kong," warned Nigel Barker of English Heritage, a body devoted to protecting the nation's inheritance.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92764874/boris-johnson-s-abuse-of-planning-power-is-an-assault-on-democracy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boris Johnson's abuse of planning power is an assault on democracy</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92764874/boris-johnson-s-abuse-of-planning-power-is-an-assault-on-democracy Boris Johnson's abuse of planning power is an assault on democracy Alexander Walter 2014-02-03T13:48:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T19:22:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/22/22a7bd9d43f3888ea8e26638031c4eb5.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>By intervening in the local planning process, the mayor of London is creating a more exclusive, divided city of private enclaves, designed only for the needs of the rich. [...] While the Mount Pleasant case might be dismissed as the usual cast of nimbys set against the inevitable steamroller of market forces, it in fact reveals some disturbing truths about how the mayor's planning machine is actively working to make the city a more divided, exclusive place.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92764876/luxury-home-boom-to-change-face-of-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luxury Home Boom To Change Face Of London</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92630814/london-rotting-blocks-of-bullion-in-the-sky London: rotting blocks of bullion in the sky Nam Henderson 2014-02-01T20:49:00-05:00 >2014-02-03T18:11:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j8/j87k06r3fxx60r44.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A third of the mansions on the most expensive stretch of London's "Billionaires Row" are standing empty, including several huge houses that have fallen into ruin after standing almost completely vacant for a quarter of a century.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Robert Booth visits the North London street where billionaires can buy homes, never live in them, let them rot and still make millions</p><p>h/t <a href="https://twitter.com/bruces/status/429527058708824064" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@bruces</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92457261/high-lines-and-park-life-why-more-green-isn-t-always-greener-for-cities High Lines and park life: why more green isn't always greener for cities Archinect 2014-01-30T14:13:00-05:00 >2014-01-31T09:55:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/64/644157a6901fae1d176e59a8007c8e7e.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One obvious answer to these conundrums is increased focus on "sustainability", along with the questionable notion that because something has a lot of vegetation on it, it must be good for the environment. Accordingly, urban farms are part of this peculiar trend. As early as the mid-1980s, Prince Charles advocated turning the depopulated streets of central Liverpool into farmland, something which seemed connected to his war against modern architecture around the same time...</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/91939299/the-bartlett-exhibiting-award-winning-innovation-in-technology-projects-now-until-jan-31 The Bartlett exhibiting award-winning “Innovation in Technology” projects now until Jan. 31 Justine Testado 2014-01-23T21:13:00-05:00 >2014-01-23T21:14:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fm/fm1gce0r5k6w47pc.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To any of our readers in the London area, you can still get a chance to stop by The Bartlett's Innovation in Technology Prizewinners' Exhibition at The Lobby Gallery now until next Friday, Jan. 31. The event is free and open to the public! The exhibition highlights five award-winning projects all by students in The Bartlett's BSc and MArch Architecture programs.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse of the projects if you can't check out the exhibition in person:</p><p>Pictured above: <em><strong>Superimposed Landscapes &ndash; Fragments of misperception</strong></em> by Andrew Walker, MArch Architecture Year 4, 2013, Unit 14.<br><br><em><strong>MAMM Pavilion, Medell&iacute;n, Colombia, 2013</strong></em><br>By Unit 22, MArch Architecture, Years 4 &amp; 5<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fo/fok9nlgolb5y7jej.jpg"><br><br><em><strong>3D Lenticular Fa&ccedil;ade, 2014</strong></em><br>By Matthew Lyall, BSc Architecture, completed 2013, Unit 1<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w9/w90rhpd2s2mu5gxe.jpg"><br><br><em><strong>PEMY (Pre&#8208;Ecopoiesis Mars Yard), 2013</strong></em><br>By Sonila Kadillari, MArch Architecture, completed 2013, Unit 11 <img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xk/xkdvsgyvswt2sv1f.jpg"><br><br><em><strong>The Reward System, 2014</strong></em><br>By Yoonjin Kim, BSc Architecture, completed 2013, Unit 0<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1a/1a8bix284yrmh3ut.jpg"><br><br>You can learn more about the exhibition on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/bartlett_exhibition_showcasing_award-winning_innovation_in_technology_proje/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.<br><br><em>Images courtesy of The Bartlett School of Architecture.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91761223/sensing-spaces-indulges-architecture-s-vaulting-ambition Sensing Spaces indulges architecture's vaulting ambition Alexander Walter 2014-01-21T13:59:00-05:00 >2014-01-27T19:40:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3a/3a6953f5f96235dc85eda2e82516c439.jpg" width="460" height="689" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architecture is usually the product of multiple, conflicting constraints, so how does it fare in the context of a gallery? Shielded from the realities of climate and context, client and user, planning and building regs, what of architecture is left? Liberated from the obligations and contingencies of a real building, can it jump free and take on a greater sensory power &ndash; or is it hollowed of all meaning and left to fall flat?</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>"The results in the Sensing Spaces exhibition lie somewhere between these two camps."</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91455686/peabody-housing-competition-shortlist-shares-future-ideas-of-affordable-housing Peabody housing competition shortlist shares future ideas of affordable housing Justine Testado 2014-01-17T14:58:00-05:00 >2014-01-21T19:27:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wb/wbwn47z91r0xq2p3.jpg" width="514" height="620" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With the help of young UK architects, London housing association Peabody is already looking to the future of social housing with their "Small Projects Panel" competition launched this past November. Peabody recently announced 20 shortlisted proposals that have advanced to the last stage. Each team will be interviewed before the jury picks 6-8 firms by the end of January. The winning firms will help Peabody develop new housing schemes that have a maximum of 20 homes.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Check out some of the shortlisted projects.<br><br> Project author: Coffey Architects<br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mo/momf9hxass6jq2bh.jpg" title=""><br><br> Project author: Studio Octopi<br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e9/e9xhg7hoihe08605.jpg" title=""><br><br> Project author: Stephen Taylor Architects<br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fp/fponevqg8krj1f5q.jpg" title=""><br><br> Project author: Allsop Gollings Architects<br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s7/s7dy3tjy4n28frpv.jpg" title=""><br><br> Project author: Studio Sam Causer and Geraldine Dening<br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1b/1bdcb780jlh7y6mi.jpg" title=""><br><br> Project author: Paul Archer Design<br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oy/oywhg0c6330niyx5.jpg" title=""><br><br> See more of the shortlist and other competition details at <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/shortlist_of_peabodys_housing_competition_shares_future_ideas_of_affordable/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.<br><br><em>Images courtesy Peabody Short Projects Panel competition.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91293567/get-lectured-the-bartlett-spring-14 Get Lectured: The Bartlett, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-01-15T12:34:00-05:00 >2014-01-20T17:57:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4y/4y2bn5fpzs2mtkdj.jpg" width="514" height="726" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/384806/2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</strong></a></p> <p> Archinect's Get Lectured is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series &mdash; and their snazzy posters &mdash; for the current season. Be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p> Today's featured poster is from The Bartlett School of Architecture / University College London.</p> <p> <em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p> <p> Unless noted otherwise, lectures will take place at <strong>6:30 p.m</strong>. at the <strong>Christopher Ingold Auditorium - UCL Chemistry Building</strong>: 20 Gordon St, London WC1H 0AJ</p> <p> Can't be there in person? Lectures will also be archived on the <a href="http://vimeo.com/bartlettarchucl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bartlett Vimeo page</a>.</p> <p> <strong>JANUARY</strong></p> <p> <em><strong>Jan 15</strong></em><br><strong>Usman Haque</strong> / Umbrellium</p> <p> <em><strong>Jan 22</strong></em><br><strong>Kees Christiaanse</strong> / KCAP</p> <p> <em><strong>Jan 29</strong></em><br><strong>Felipe Mesa</strong> / plan:b</p> <p> <br><strong>FEBRUARY</strong></p> <p> <em><strong>Feb 5</strong></em><br><strong>Manuel Herz</strong> / Manuel Herz Archite...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90605638/leading-architect-john-mcaslan-turns-his-attention-from-haiti-to-tottenham Leading architect John McAslan turns his attention from Haiti to Tottenham Alexander Walter 2014-01-06T14:38:00-05:00 >2014-01-13T17:12:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/76/76b2f67d58b6d8419354c684284a6002.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Scottish designer, a former colleague of Richard Rogers, is to open what is believed to be the first architect's studio on Tottenham High Road, opposite the police station where protests spilled over into riots in 2011 that spread across English cities. McAslan's vision is simple: he wants to train local youngsters as architectural apprentices and give them control over their home areas.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>"In the process, he hopes to help rectify a major imbalance in the make-up of the UK's architectural profession that has hardly improved since the murder two decades ago of Stephen Lawrence, the black teenager who wanted to study architecture."</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90312872/norman-foster-unveils-plans-for-elevated-skycycle-bike-routes-in-london Norman Foster unveils plans for elevated 'SkyCycle' bike routes in London Alexander Walter 2014-01-02T19:25:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T20:33:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/no/noxgvkrbqugpnwus.jpg" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gliding through the air on a bike might so far be confined to the fantasy realms of singing nannies and aliens in baskets, but riding over rooftops could one day form part of your regular commute to work, if Norman Foster has his way. Unveiled this week, in an appropriately light-headed vision for the holiday season, SkyCycle proposes a network of elevated bike paths hoisted aloft above railway lines, allowing you to zip through town blissfully liberated from the roads.</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>