Archinect - News 2016-02-11T08:02:58-05:00 There's now a pedestrian bridge on the U.S.-Mexico border that let's you fly into Tijuana, and walk out into San Diego Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-12-11T13:35:00-05:00 >2015-12-11T13:41:51-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A purple pedestrian bridge between two terminals that link Tijuana International Airport and San Diego over the U.S.-Mexico border opened to passengers Wednesday morning. The&nbsp;Cross Border Xpress is the first project to join a site in the U.S. with a foreign airport terminal. [...] The $120-million private venture aims to serve about 2.4 million fliers each year who usually would have to queue up in busy border crossings at San Ysidro and Otay Mesa on the California side.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Urban Omnibus travels the Brooklyn-Queens Divide Alexander Walter 2015-01-16T14:57:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T00:05:32-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="393" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As a researcher interested in the intersection of urban form and place, Joseph Heathcott set out to explore how one of New York&rsquo;s borders shapes the lived experience and physical environment of its surroundings. Through historical research, photography, and deep observation, he traces the city&rsquo;s only major internal land boundary &mdash; the Brooklyn-Queens border &mdash; and draws out the social and spatial conditions of this largely invisible urban seam.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> El Paso, laser scanned in 3D Bryan Finoki 2013-05-16T14:23:00-04:00 >2013-05-21T18:06:09-04:00 <img src="" width="300" height="200" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Robert Gonz&aacute;lez wants to create a 3D digital replica of Downtown El Paso, using lasers. The director of Texas Tech&rsquo;s fledgling architecture program in El Paso says the student project would be part of a new historic preservation program he is developing here. The project would create a permanent record, in 3D, of El Paso&rsquo;s most historic and endangered buildings.</p></em><br /><br /><p> An exhibition of 3D captured border cities from around the world projected onto giant scrims filling an abandoned maquilladora, might be an interesting project.&nbsp;</p> Winners of Borderless: Designing Future ASEAN Borders Alexander Walter 2013-05-02T18:21:00-04:00 >2013-05-06T13:51:45-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Winning design schemes have just been announced in the international competition Borderless: Designing Future ASEAN Borders. The competition brings attention to the spaces along the borders of the 10 members of ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, with the aim of improving their existing conditions.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The Carolinas Work to Clarify Their Borders Archinect 2012-04-09T17:19:00-04:00 >2012-04-10T12:53:40-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In an ambitious project, the states of North Carolina and South Carolina are trying to set the record straight. After years of historical research and old-fashioned survey work mixed with global positioning technology, they are moving the boundary back to where it belongs.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Peripheral Porosity Paul Petrunia 2011-06-06T18:06:43-04:00 >2011-06-08T09:49:09-04:00 <img src="" width="500" height="669" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For this brief phase in international relations, then, the U.S./Mexico border formally included a strange, pop-up entry/exit point. A kind of embassy of the porous. Passport stamps from the experience must surely stand as some of the most unique in the world, like some variation on philatelic collecting.</p></em><br /><br /><p> "Architect and designer Quilian Riano was on hand for the crossing, and these are his photographs reproduced here. By way of email, Riano described the physical terrain where they crossed beneath and through the border, remarking that the hydrological status of the land there 'really makes you think about how arbitrary borders are.'"</p> Berkeley Prof Reimagines US / Mexico Border Paul Petrunia 2011-04-05T19:10:45-04:00 >2011-11-29T20:46:03-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;It would be easy for me to raise a picket sign and as an architect say, &lsquo;Down with this wall!&rsquo;&rdquo; Rael said in a release. &ldquo;I have to accept the wall because it exists, but as a designer I see that something better is possible. Why not do something intelligent, something incredible? I envision not just a &lsquo;dumb wall,&rsquo; but a social infrastructure that connects and improves lives on both sides.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>