Archinect - News 2016-10-22T17:38:55-04:00 The (2016-2017) Amazing Expanding Arts Universe Nam Henderson 2016-10-12T23:53:00-04:00 >2016-10-15T23:17:41-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Between now and next fall, Mr. Holl&rsquo;s office will dedicate five major arts projects in the United States. In the same period, dozens of new cultural commissions will open around the world, many by the biggest names in the architectural business, including David Adjaye, Herzog &amp; de Meuron, Rem Koolhaas/OMA, Thomas Heatherwick, Fumihiko Maki, Mecanoo, and Robert A. M. Stern.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Despite earlier&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">predictions</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">rumors</a> to the contrary, Reed Kroloff reports on the&nbsp;<strong>Millions of Square Feet, Billions of Dollars</strong>: (from the new Tate Modern and&nbsp;Elbphilharmonie, to&nbsp;The&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Kaohsiung Arts Center</a>&nbsp;in Taiwan)&nbsp;of&nbsp;new cultural commissions.</p> How record low oil prices shape the fate of America's boomtown, Williston, North Dakota Alexander Walter 2016-01-27T17:55:00-05:00 >2016-02-10T23:28:26-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Now, after more than five flush years, oil prices are in a prolonged slump, the flow of workers has reversed [...] But Williston believes it can build something more enduring. [...] The city used its newfound wealth to build a $70-million high school, a $68-million recreation center, and new water and sewer systems. It renovated Main Street and created a city position for someone to write parking tickets. Highways have been widened, and an airport is under development.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A supermall grows in fracking country</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EPA study finds no evidence that fracking has lead to polluted drinking water</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">North Dakota is desperate to find workers</a></li></ul> Edward Snowden statue secretly installed in Brooklyn park (Spoiler Alert: It's already been removed) Alexander Walter 2015-04-06T20:07:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T19:31:09-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dressed in reflective yellow construction gear while working under the cover of darkness early Monday, a small group of artists installed a tribute to NSA-leaker Edward Snowden in a Brooklyn park. But it was gone by midday. The Snowden bust stood atop a column at the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument in Fort Greene Park, a site built to honor more than 11,000 American prisoners of war who died aboard British ships during the American Revolutionary War.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Editor's Picks #310 Nam Henderson 2013-04-09T12:04:00-04:00 >2013-04-09T12:19:37-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="979" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> For the latest entry in the ShowCase series Archinect published the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shrine of the Virgin of "La Antigua" by Otxotorena Arquitectos</a>. The project is located in Alberite, La Rioja, Spain and the architects main constraint was the need to "<em>incorporate a preexisting stone archway in the design. This archway was rescued from a previous demolition in the town and it was preserved by the locals</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a> exclaimed "<em>Wow, wow. &nbsp;I love it. &nbsp;Love the multiple arcade forms and multiple striations and similar but different textures...Would love to see a floorplan if there is one?</em>".</p> <p> <strong>News</strong></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA Times reported that the Watts Towers in South Los Angeles will be the subject of a new study conducted by experts from UCLA</a> to determine the stability of the historic sculptures.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> shared these words "<em>In my opinion it is the most beautiful and meaningful public art in Los Angeles that people neglected for decades</em>" and a photo.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Plain Dealer</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">/ announced th...</a></p> Ordos: The biggest ghost town in China Archinect 2012-03-17T14:41:00-04:00 >2012-03-19T05:21:02-04:00 <img src="" width="624" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In Inner Mongolia a new city stands largely empty. This city, Ordos, suggests that the great Chinese building boom, which did so much to fuel the country's astonishing economic growth, is over. Is a bubble about to burst?</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Skyscraper boom? Then your country’s about to go bust Alexander Walter 2012-01-11T12:19:00-05:00 >2012-01-17T18:23:34-05:00 <img src="" width="306" height="423" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Skyscrapers have an 'unhealthy' link with impending financial collapse, according to banking experts. [...] Researchers pointed to the fact the world's first skyscraper, New York's Equitable Life building, was finished in 1873 during a five-year recession, while the Empire State Building coincided with the Great Depression.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>