Archinect - News 2016-05-25T18:48:09-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149940487/mad-slips-through-borders-with-salone-del-mobile-installation MAD slips through borders with Salone del Mobile installation Julia Ingalls 2016-04-13T13:53:00-04:00 >2016-05-03T00:25:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5w/5wnmn4vbq29chg1e.jpg" width="514" height="267" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935081/us-mexico-border-wall-competition-provokes-controversy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Borders are often controversial</a> and rarely flexible, but Ma Yansong of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1276712/mad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAD</a> has playfully reinterpreted them with his installation for the 2016 Salone del Mobile in Milan. &ldquo;Borders are usually seen as something closed and unapproachable but I think it&rsquo;s interesting to make borders attractive, dynamic and engaging," Yansong said about his 'Invisible Border' installation, which strings strands of EFTE across the&nbsp;Cortile d&rsquo;Onore courtyard.&nbsp;"So we decided to play with the border between the historical loggias and the garden in front of it, and design a transition in-between them.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q9/q9s1ip9apfrqu5pf.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kt/ktkns1y9du8vtfro.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/eu/eue4e3bzm8w536p4.jpg"></p><p>Part shelter, part fragmented contemplation site for the sky above, the strands emit a whistling sound in the wind, and are designed to provide a surface for illumination at night (with lighting provided by iGuzzini Illuminazione).&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fv/fv77yx487mw4qovi.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/il/iljy2i9ou4c039hq.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;Our installation blurs the boundaries between the traditional and the contemporary. You see the difference in each end, but the transition is very organic," Yansong continued. "It&rsquo;s ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149935081/us-mexico-border-wall-competition-provokes-controversy US/Mexico border wall competition provokes controversy Nicholas Korody 2016-03-16T17:08:00-04:00 >2016-03-21T12:36:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n9/n9x3zixadh6ajg6r.jpg" width="514" height="326" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump dominated another round of primaries last night...further securing his position as the party&rsquo;s frontrunner. His polemical campaign continues to provoke criticism from both his own party and from Democrats, as concern over his inflammatory, xenophobic and sexist rhetoric transforms into panic. The debate breached into architecture after a competition was announced last week for design responses to Trump&rsquo;s call for a wall along the US/Mexico border.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Bustler, Archinect's sister site, declined the opportunity to post a competition calling for design responses to Donald Trump's calls for a border wall, which has since generated a good deal of controversy. Read about why &ndash; then join the debate on <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4754/us-mexico-border-wall-competition-provokes-controversy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>For related content, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101249386/minimalist-homes-rise-in-tijuana-as-violence-subsides" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Minimalist Homes Rise in Tijuana as Violence Subsides</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/35568/photo-project-details-life-along-u-s-mexico-border" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photo Project Details Life Along U.S.-Mexico Border</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/39226/virtual-border" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Virtual Border</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/62032/us-border-fences-threaten-ecosystem" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">US border fences threaten ecosystem</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/67914/ecology-of-the-border-fence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ecology of the Border Fence</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/143130423/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 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ae/aeace9fac7da290693e38483996b7a4b.jpg" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/118506903/urban-omnibus-travels-the-brooklyn-queens-divide 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/14/1442699b1c27aa5cfe9cf849854880e6.jpg" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/73266492/el-paso-laser-scanned-in-3d El Paso, laser scanned in 3D Bryan Finoki 2013-05-16T14:23:00-04:00 >2013-05-21T18:06:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g3/g3rq2t6mm5o7tdx5.jpg" 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> http://archinect.com/news/article/72374655/winners-of-borderless-designing-future-asean-borders 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cp/cpo21lvs1arrlu5y.jpg" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/44417815/the-carolinas-work-to-clarify-their-borders The Carolinas Work to Clarify Their Borders Archinect 2012-04-09T17:19:00-04:00 >2012-04-10T12:53:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g9/g9sjfzt5ttt1m7zw.jpg" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/9000451/peripheral-porosity Peripheral Porosity Paul Petrunia 2011-06-06T18:06:43-04:00 >2011-06-08T09:49:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a7/a7c24d63e67ebb6f8d22695fd9d7c0a5.jpg" 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> http://archinect.com/news/article/1902069/berkeley-prof-reimagines-us-mexico-border Berkeley Prof Reimagines US / Mexico Border Paul Petrunia 2011-04-05T19:10:45-04:00 >2011-11-29T20:46:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/38/385e4e3e66c08e0da37758ba7d764aa2.jpg" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>