Archinect - News 2014-08-27T13:10:23-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/101638841/an-app-to-crowd-source-urban-disruptions An App to Crowd-Source Urban Disruptions Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-11T17:06:00-04:00 >2014-06-17T17:33:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/63/6329eb8a7657f66ec5bbe9c6874407dc.jpg" width="514" height="423" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Maa2too3a, or &lsquo;Happin&rsquo; in English, is a free app that uses news and crowd-sourced information to geo-tag disruptive events in the city as they occur, allowing users to mitigate risks or simply save time by avoiding them. Launched in May 2013, the app now has over 100,000 users, according to the developer, Mohammed Taha. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a tool to keep people safe,&rdquo; he says. And on calmer days, it can be used to simply avoid traffic jams or other routine problems.</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/63409153/our-hearts-are-with-the-families-at-sandy-hook-elementary-school Our hearts are with the families at Sandy Hook Elementary School Paul Petrunia 2012-12-14T15:25:00-05:00 >2012-12-21T16:12:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sw/sw2xi00mzdcq469h.jpg" width="514" height="313" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> I'm sorry for using this platform for a personal, off-topic, message. It's been a while since I have. But, today's tragedy in Connecticut is about as sad as it gets. This isn't an issue of politics or civil rights. This is an issue about humanity, and good vs. evil. I hope that if anything positive comes out of today's event, it's that the gun control debate will end in this country.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/60972827/coded-buildings coded buildings Archinect 2012-11-08T11:33:00-05:00 >2012-11-08T22:41:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/55/55dd229d8ed5d0fcafbebfd86b1562f0.jpg" width="500" height="374" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The X-code is a marking left by the Urban Search and Rescue teams, coordinated by FEMA. It was first developed after the 1985 Mexico earthquake, when many people died in later building collapses, trying to rescue people who were already trapped. As each building is searched for survivors, it is marked first with a slash, and then when the search is finished, an X. Then, the quadrants of the X are marked with a code to define who made the search, when, and what they might have found.</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/60393402/mta-video-release-hurricane-sandy-south-ferry-and-whitehall-st-station-damage MTA Video Release: Hurricane Sandy - South Ferry and Whitehall St Station Damage Archinect 2012-10-30T20:50:00-04:00 >2012-10-31T09:59:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y0/y0720suksgotxx6d.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> MTA Video Release: Hurricane Sandy - South Ferry and Whitehall St Station Damage.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/2767331/when-i-was-in-the-earthquake-and-radiation when i was in the earthquake and radiation Paul Petrunia 2011-04-13T15:03:52-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e7/e7088a040748b457a479ff8e28e0c3b8.jpg" width="320" height="219" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>at the same time,cecil balmond+roland snooks studio from university of pennsylvania was presenting their agent-based works just down stairs in the big studio.suddently,we ve felt something like earthquake that we thought it should be normal as we are in tokyo,japan.but it didnt soon stopped as usual and was going on shaking,wont stop!!!we started to run asap to 1st ground from 2nd studio in the persistent shakes.there is nothing in my mind at that time but run</p></em><br /><br /><p>Archinect School Blogger, Zhao, shares his first-hand experiences with the Japan quake while in classes at the University of Tokyo</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/1900868/uva-students-house-haitians UVA students house Haitians Paul Petrunia 2011-04-05T18:53:35-04:00 >2011-04-06T04:33:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/85/855cd69bef16edb9ceeef17cb5a1bfcb.jpg" width="300" height="165" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Earlier this year, a UVA architecture program took top prize in an international housing competition sponsored by ARCHIVE (Architecture for Health in Vulnerable Environments).</p></em><br /><br /><p>Contestants developed sustainable and affordable homes that could offer attainable relief to a portion of the estimated 1 million Haitians left homeless after a massive earthquake devastated the region in January 2010. The UVA program, Initiate reCOVER, beat out 146 teams and received a $60,000 budget to construct its &ldquo;Breathe House&rdquo; in St. Marc, Haiti.</p>