Archinect - News 2016-04-30T01:17:58-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149941759/building-upgrades-proposed-for-roche-dinkeloo-s-ford-foundation-building Building upgrades proposed for Roche + Dinkeloo's Ford Foundation Building Justine Testado 2016-04-21T14:10:00-04:00 >2016-04-21T14:11:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a0/a0nha1v31z6gdna0.jpg" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Landmarks Preservation Commission is set to consider a proposed $190 million renovation to the Ford Foundation...Although many aspects of the building have long been outdated...it is health and safety, not aesthetics or technology, that initially drove the foundation&rsquo;s plans. The city has given Ford until 2019 to bring the building up to code for fire safety and handicapped accessibility...</p></em><br /><br /><p>&ldquo;...But since they had to scratch the building&rsquo;s surfaces, Ford Foundation president Darren Walker and his staff decided to go further, upgrading not just by adding sprinklers to the ceilings and greater access to the atrium, but new security, new lighting and mechanicals, and a new spatial organization.&rdquo;</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146273961/stop-the-unpermitted-demolition-roche-dinkeloo-s-shiny-un-plaza-hotel-lobby-might-be-remodeled" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Stop the unpermitted demolition": Roche Dinkeloo's shiny UN Plaza Hotel lobby might be remodeled</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941413/washington-university-in-st-louis-to-phase-out-styrene-next-fall-students-express-mixed-reactions Washington University in St. Louis to phase out styrene next fall, students express mixed reactions Justine Testado 2016-04-19T13:10:00-04:00 >2016-04-19T15:26:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qo/qo75k1iejx1ts9ke.jpg" width="514" height="387" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Many current architecture students are excited about the removal of styrene mainly because of the various health hazards...[However,] others are worried that it will negatively impact their work and productivity. Sophomore Sam Landay explained that it&rsquo;s not uncommon for architecture students to put their projects before their health. Even outspoken opponents of styrene admit the necessity of utilizing the material.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126714152/when-the-pressure-is-on-dedicated-architecture-students-show-how-to-power-nap-like-a-pro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">When the pressure is on, dedicated architecture students show how to power nap like a pro</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141279707/one-night-s-bad-sleep-equivalent-to-six-months-on-a-high-fat-diet-new-study-finds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One night's bad sleep equivalent to six months on a high-fat diet, new study finds</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147210156/another-study-warns-that-3d-printers-pose-potential-health-risks-for-users" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Another study warns that 3D-printers pose potential health risks for users</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149936224/how-one-architect-is-working-to-fix-mexico-city-s-faulty-water-supply-infrastructure How one architect is working to fix Mexico City's faulty water supply infrastructure Justine Testado 2016-03-23T18:42:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T00:42:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rw/rwtk71f2npfcza3f.jpg" width="514" height="291" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>'Mexico City&rsquo;s water system goes against its own functional essence. The city is dehydrating itself. We&rsquo;re mixing our water with poisonous waste and then pumping it out through a complex network of pipes. Just like what happens when a human is dehydrated, Mexico City has diarrhea.' &mdash; Elias Cattan</p></em><br /><br /><p>"In a mega-metropolis with a deep history of corrupt leaders and state-sanctioned misinformation, [architect Elias Cattan of Taller 13] believes awareness is the first step. That&rsquo;s why he&rsquo;s part of a growing movement of environmental scientists, activists, designers and engineers determined to redesign Mexico City&rsquo;s water supply management while educating its 9 million residents in the process."</p><p>More related to public health issues on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129115534/epa-study-finds-no-evidence-that-fracking-has-lead-to-polluted-drinking-water" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EPA study finds no evidence that fracking has lead to polluted drinking water</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148437202/should-the-children-of-flint-be-resettled" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Should the children of Flint be resettled?</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148971924/dispatch-from-flint-how-architects-can-help-on-archinect-sessions-54" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dispatch from Flint: How architects can help, on Archinect Sessions #54</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146199131/one-ceo-s-plan-to-supply-water-to-drought-stricken-ca-cities-and-obviously-profit-from-it" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One CEO's plan to supply water to drought-stricken CA cities, and obviously profit from it</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149814167/how-to-design-that-elusive-perfect-town How to design that elusive "Perfect Town" Alexander Walter 2016-03-07T13:49:00-05:00 >2016-03-17T22:04:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/36/365xgq132suukl1l.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This got us thinking about what it takes to build an ideal town: should pubs be on every residential corner or on the high street? How many trendy coffee shops are too many? Are libraries still a thing? We didn't have the answers to any of those questions, so we spoke to Matt Richards &ndash; a planner at property consultancy Bidwells &ndash; to find out what makes the perfect town.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148270911/turning-the-ugliest-building-in-liverpool-into-an-exemplar-of-public-health" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turning the &ldquo;ugliest building in Liverpool&rdquo; into an exemplar of public health</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139329876/urbanism-as-a-public-health-issue-oklahoma-city-s-battle-with-obesity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urbanism as a public health issue: Oklahoma City's battle with obesity</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135033470/jan-gehl-s-perspective-on-making-a-good-urban-habitat-for-homo-sapiens" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jan Gehl's perspective on making "a good urban habitat for homo sapiens"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135187854/how-urban-designers-can-better-address-mental-health-in-their-work-according-to-a-new-think-tank" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How urban designers can better address mental health in their work, according to a new think tank</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/123661102/supercomputing-project-simulates-architecture-s-influence-on-urban-microclimates Supercomputing project simulates architecture's influence on urban microclimates Alexander Walter 2015-03-24T13:24:00-04:00 >2015-04-04T22:35:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q9/q90pg2zu0qv1moqs.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A research team from the Mechanical Engineering department at University of Utah is using high-performance computing resources from XSEDE to instantaneously and accurately simulate how infrastructure elements, such as parks, buildings, and parking lots, as well as their specifications and variations, affect air characteristics and quality in urban settings.</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/97566131/moved-to-care-competition-winners-highlight-the-importance-of-safe-healthcare-for-all Moved to Care competition winners highlight the importance of safe healthcare for all Justine Testado 2014-04-08T13:56:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T19:14:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b4/b4fp8ljygzot99mn.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>No matter what country you live in, everyone deserves access to safe and secure healthcare. Re-emphasizing this global issue is Building Trust International's Moved to Care competition, which sought feasible design solutions for a portable healthcare facility for high-demand regions in Southeast Asia.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Out of over 200 registered entrants, a U.S. multidisciplinary team consisting of Patrick Morgan, Jhan&eacute;a Williams, and Simon Morgan won the Professional category. The jury also selected nine honorable mentions from around the world.</p><p>For the Student category, &lsquo;REFLEX&rsquo; by Christopher Knitt (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA) was named the winner along with four honorable mentions.</p><p>Check out the winning entries below.</p><p><strong>Professional category winner:&nbsp;</strong> <strong>Patrick Morgan M-Arch, Simon Morgan MPH and Jhan&eacute;a Williams M-Arch (USA)</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c8/c8lmya110wzdcwvb.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lv/lvb1nljnli1zc937.jpg"></p><p><strong>Student category winner: "REFLEX" by Christopher Knitt (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA)</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vl/vlvhl91gsrq3m7zx.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/an/anx40mhll9mc3gqq.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vi/vihfdr5sql5eb36l.jpg"></p><p>Learn more about the projects on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/moved_to_care_competition_winners_highlight_the_importance_of_safe_hea/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/34830662/radioactive-fukushima-concrete-found-in-new-japanese-building Radioactive Fukushima Concrete Found In New Japanese Building MikeChino 2012-01-17T12:47:00-05:00 >2012-01-17T13:43:37-05:00 <em><p>Following last year&rsquo;s nuclear disaster in Fukushima, there has been a great deal of public concern over the contamination of local food sources and water and now, newly constructed buildings can be added to the list of radiation fears in Japan. A three-month long survey of students in Nihonmatsu City turned city officials onto the presence of high levels of radiation in one recently built three-story apartment complex.</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>