Archinect - News 2016-08-27T16:57:14-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149965354/take-a-vr-tour-of-yosemite-national-park-with-president-obama Take a VR tour of Yosemite National Park with President Obama Justine Testado 2016-08-25T18:45:00-04:00 >2016-08-26T11:37:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y0/y09u783oc19zir28.jpg" width="514" height="323" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Among the several tributes to the U.S. National Park Service's centennial birthday today, The White House,&nbsp;National Geographic, Felix &amp; Paul Studios, and Oculus released&nbsp;<a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/08/25/watch-join-president-obama-virtual-reality-tour-yosemite" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Through the Ages: President Obama Celebrates America&rsquo;s National Parks&rdquo;</a><em>,</em>&nbsp;a 360-degree VR video featuring stunning views of Yosemite National Park &mdash; narrated by special tour guide President Obama. Captured during the First Family's visit to the park earlier this summer, the nearly 11-minute video shows off popular spots like&nbsp;El Capitan, Mariposa Grove, Glacier Point, and a canoe ride through Merced River.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ob/ob5gq4fdosbetf6e.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zh/zhe3sv1nmgusqwgs.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/02/0272vk87m0mk96w7.jpg"><em>All images via whitehouse.gov.</em></p><p>Watch the full video below. The video is also available on the&nbsp;Oculus Store and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/natgeo/videos/10153864841128951/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Facebook</a>.</p><p></p><p>If you're planning for the weekend, visit any of the 413 National Parks IRL for free starting today until August 28. Go&nbsp;<a href="http://findyourpark.com/find" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">find a park</a>&nbsp;near you and show your appreciation to the original landscape architect: Mother Nature.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964894/get-lectured-university-of-texas-at-austin-fall-16 Get Lectured: University of Texas at Austin, Fall '16 Justine Testado 2016-08-23T18:45:00-04:00 >2016-08-24T14:45:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dz/dzou23brajhd3v97.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2016</strong></a></p><p>Gearing up for another eventful school year this fall?&nbsp;Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss. Mark those calendars!</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>Next up is <a href="http://archinect.com/utsoa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture</a>. Kicking off next Monday, UTSOA's jam-packed Fall '16 lecture series includes visits from <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/5458/alberto-campo-baeza" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alberto Campo Baeza</a> and&nbsp;Sn&oslash;hetta's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149951182/the-mountaineers-craig-dykers-and-elaine-molinar-of-sn-hetta-on-one-to-one-27" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Craig Dykers</a>, a talk about technology with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22604145/theverymany" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">THEVERYMANY</a>'s Marc Fornes, and an investigation of 0 Km Architecture's work &mdash; which aims to minimize one's carbon footprint while promoting the local economy. Also look out for timely exhibitions like &ldquo;States of Incarceration&rdquo;, which explores&nbsp;mas...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964539/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-08-22T13:21:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T13:41:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8t/8t6ln560p0xfae0w.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The hotter temperatures&nbsp;will be sticking around&nbsp;the&nbsp;L.A. region&nbsp;for awhile, but don't forget to take some&nbsp;time to&nbsp;enjoy these longer days of summer.&nbsp;Curious where to find interesting&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related happenings</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles? Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of noteworthy events around town that are not to be missed!</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest event recommendations. Here are this week's L.A. picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8101/east-l-a-interchange-screens-at-la-plaza" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">East L.A. Interchange Screens at La Plaza |&nbsp;August 25</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/3o/3oq647pzaivknia6.jpg"></p><p>Freeways have historically had major impacts on disenfranchised communities of color. This is especially true in car-centric Los Angeles. Find out more about the history and present of freeways and their effects on the Boyle Heights neighborhood at this free screening.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8096/cabinet-of-curiosities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cabinet of Curiosities | Open now until August 31</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/2w/2w0u8juiuzfmkqx8.jpg"><em>Photo via unionstationla.com</em></p><p>It's all in the details. If you find yourself waiting around&nbsp;at Union Station, take a f...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964258/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-08-22T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-08-23T20:38:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/56/56b3g4bcrcldlxld.jpg" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer.&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related events</a>&nbsp;to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings around town that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out. Have a look at our latest selection of NYC events.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7340/roberto-burle-marx-brazilian-modernist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist | Open now until September 18</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ro/rot03pkq8kjok2m3.jpg"></p><p><em>Installation view of the exhibition Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist, May 6 - September 18, 2016. The Jewish Museum, NY. Photo by: David Heald.</em></p><p>If you&nbsp;haven't been yet, don't miss out on the first full U.S.&nbsp;exhibition&nbsp;of&nbsp;landscape architecture legend&nbsp;Roberto Burle Marx, whose famous&nbsp;works include the&nbsp;boldly patterned&nbsp;sidewalk mosaics at&nbsp;Rio de Janeiro's&nbsp;Copacabana Beach.&nbsp;In this exhibition,&nbsp;seven contemporary&nbsp;artists with ties to Latin America, and who were&nbsp;all born after ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963669/examining-the-international-airport-species-from-in-the-unlikely-event Examining the International Airport “species” from “In The Unlikely Event” Justine Testado 2016-08-16T20:31:00-04:00 >2016-08-21T23:15:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8n/8nrog6isi2nle6hx.jpg" width="514" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;In The Unlikely Event&rdquo; by artist Janet Abrams digs into the nature of the fantastical International Airport typology &mdash; &ldquo;a significant species of monumental urbanism, perhaps the archetypal City State of our time&rdquo;...Created in 2013...ITUE is an ambitious large-scale ceramic installation that showcases the Top 30 of the world's busiest international airports as terra cotta ceramic bas-reliefs, which Abrams molded individually by hand.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Arranged&nbsp;like ancient&nbsp;fossils&nbsp;at a natural history museum,&nbsp;In The Unlikely Event (ITUE) is part two&nbsp;of Abrams' ongoing "A Natural History of Technology" case study series. In ITUE, each airport stands as&nbsp;a&nbsp;physical architectural expression of its home&nbsp;country's ambitions to compete in the global economy.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/58/58ptuaiytlkzxljj.jpg"><br><em>In The Unlikely Event, view during its US debut at form + concept gallery, Santa Fe, May 27 2016. Photo courtesy of Janet Abrams.</em></p><p>The exhibition is currently at Santa Fe's form + concept gallery until August 22. Read&nbsp;more about the project&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/5085/in-the-unlikely-event-examines-the-international-airport-species" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963415/senator-tim-kaine-weighs-in-on-the-future-of-u-s-affordable-housing Senator Tim Kaine weighs in on the future of U.S. affordable housing Justine Testado 2016-08-15T18:57:00-04:00 >2016-08-16T13:58:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tw/twbo9mhv5zqw60ks.jpg" width="514" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Democratic [VP] candidate Senator Tim Kaine drew a bright line on Friday between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on a subject important to pretty much every voter: housing. While Americans say that housing is as important an issue as other priorities, so far the subject hasn&rsquo;t come up much during the campaign. That just changed....His editorial outlines the ways that a Clinton administration would work to make housing fairer and more affordable.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A closer look at Sen. Tim Kaine's <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/12/opinions/affordable-housing-election-clinton-kaine/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">opinion editorial</a>, wherein he briefly outlines the Clinton administration's plans on fairer housing laws.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149962751/shoring-up-america-s-infrastructure-by-repatriating-money-stashed-overseas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shoring up America's infrastructure by repatriating money stashed overseas</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149960406/how-republicans-and-democrats-differ-when-it-comes-to-infrastructure" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Republicans and Democrats differ when it comes to infrastructure</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946044/glitz-and-ego-the-architectural-legacy-of-donald-trump-the-developer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Glitz and ego" &ndash; the architectural legacy of Donald Trump, the developer</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963014/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-08-15T13:53:00-04:00 >2016-08-21T21:26:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gg/ggaofoqz5ufy92rn.jpg" width="514" height="326" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The hotter temperatures&nbsp;will be sticking around&nbsp;the&nbsp;L.A. region&nbsp;for awhile, but don't forget to take some&nbsp;time to&nbsp;enjoy these longer days of summer.&nbsp;Curious where to find interesting&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related happenings</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles? Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of noteworthy events around town that are not to be missed!</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest event recommendations. Here are this week's L.A. picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8073/debt-assembly" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DEBT Assembly | August 18</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/cr/cr3ozi132vmfncv5.jpg"></p><p>Student debt is one of the most profound issues affecting the architectural discipline right now. While the average student debt for a US American student is $29,400, according to a recent poll by the American Institute of Architecture Students, architecture students graduate with an average of $40,000 in loans. Head out to this event to learn more about strategies to mitigate and resist debt through collective action.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8075/town-hall-feelings-vs-facts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Town Hall: Feelings vs Facts | August 19</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963016/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-08-15T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-08-21T21:26:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gi/giyv8z2n8d74yt80.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer.&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related events</a>&nbsp;to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings around town that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out. Have a look at our latest selection of NYC events.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8074/undocumented-architecture-with-tings-chak-and-victoria-law" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Undocumented Architecture with Tings Chak and Victoria Law |&nbsp;August 18</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/yn/ynpaehf93uaka6sc.jpg"></p><p>How is architectural design complicit in the violence of immigration detention? "Undocumented: the Architecture of Migrant Detention" is a new graphic novel that employs traditional means of architectural representation to confront the discipline's culpability in carceral violence. Join the author and journalist Victoria Law for a discussion of the work.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7970/remembering-the-future-architecture-at-the-1964-65-new-york-world-s-fair" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Remembering the Future: Architecture at the 1964/65 New York World's Fair |&nbsp;August 20</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/tx/txx7rzvptrynjurw.jpg"><em>Photo: Du...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962962/monumental-land-art-emerges-in-montana-s-new-tippet-rise-art-center Monumental land art emerges in Montana's new Tippet Rise Art Center Justine Testado 2016-08-12T13:36:00-04:00 >2016-08-12T15:02:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/db/db5itiwv5u94stzs.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"They have strong architectural properties: they create space, they provide shelter and shade, they change the thermal and acoustical properties of the surrounding context and thus they enable new activities and programs to take place. But also, they can live empty without looking like empty buildings...&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Land art installations stand majestically against the pristine Montana landscape at the&nbsp;<a href="http://tippetrise.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tippet Rise Art Center</a>, a working sheep ranch turned art destination that opened in June about an hour away from Billings and 2.5 hours north of Yellowstone.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/67675/ensamble-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ensamble Studio</a> principals Ant&oacute;n Garc&iacute;a-Abril and D&eacute;bora Mesa briefly talk about the collaborative design process behind the Center's masterplan and the landscape works they created.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940958/first-commemorative-statue-of-frederick-law-olmsted-to-be-unveiled-in-north-carolina" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First commemorative statue of Frederick Law Olmsted to be unveiled in North Carolina</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138428052/sanaa-s-meandering-river-community-center-opens-to-the-public" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA's meandering "River" community center opens to the public</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131795914/new-zealand-landscaper-shapes-church-out-of-trees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Zealand landscaper shapes church out of trees</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962340/design-a-wall-that-separates-trump-from-the-u-s-in-this-call-for-ideas Design a wall that separates Trump from the U.S. in this call for ideas Justine Testado 2016-08-09T17:51:00-04:00 >2016-08-15T16:01:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/25/25qtxbkr8nygtpda.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Amid everything that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump continues to recklessly spew, one of the milestones in his circus of a campaign is his apparent plans to build the U.S./Mexico border wall... Competition creator Reality Cues turns the tables in their newest installment: Good Walls Make Good Neighbors, Mr. Trump. The objective is pretty straightforward: Design a wall that separates Mr. Trump from the rest of the U.S.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7c/7ctrvnew7wkl2mk8.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;We want to ask questions more than produce answers,&rdquo; Reality Cues emphasizes in the brief.&nbsp;Curious? Learn more about their latest snarky competition&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/5072/design-a-wall-separating-donald-trump-from-the-u-s-call-for-ideas-now-open" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961829/donald-trump-usher-of-america-s-postindustrial-urban-blight" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donald Trump, usher of America's postindustrial urban blight</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961325/donald-trump-is-architecture-s-nightmare-client" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donald Trump is architecture's nightmare client</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/89295240/eco-porn-competition-results-expose-the-sassy-side-of-green-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eco-Porn Competition results expose the sassy side of green architecture</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962092/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-08-08T13:06:00-04:00 >2016-08-08T15:00:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yb/yblzde6qnaw14vz9.jpg" width="514" height="193" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The hotter temperatures&nbsp;will be sticking around&nbsp;the&nbsp;L.A. region&nbsp;for awhile, but don't forget to take some&nbsp;time to&nbsp;enjoy these longer days of summer.&nbsp;Curious where to find interesting&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related happenings</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles? Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of noteworthy events around town that are not to be missed!</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest event recommendations. Here are this week's L.A. picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7999/interactive-architecture-adaptive-world-release-party-book-signing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interactive Architecture: Adaptive World - Release Party &amp; Book Signing | August 13</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ph/pha6ejdl71qmnd7c.jpg"></p><p>Architecture now stands in the midst of unprecedented technological advancements &mdash; how can design incorporate this progress to better serve humanity? Interactive Architecture: Adaptive World lays out how architects can use new technologies to make structures that are responsive to their inhabitants, and ultimately more integrated into the environment.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8035/mind-your-mannerisms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mind Your Mannerisms | Opening on August 13</a><strong>,</strong> recommended by Nicholas Korody...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149961562/san-francisco-rejects-tech-tax-that-would-require-big-companies-to-fund-housing-initiatives San Francisco rejects “tech tax” that would require big companies to fund housing initiatives Justine Testado 2016-08-04T15:27:00-04:00 >2016-08-10T00:07:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/03/03k9s0cfxaaph7s4.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;They spend $25,000 per employee per year on perks like free beer and pool tables and massages ... That&rsquo;s great, but can they spend $1,000 to help the rest of San Francisco survive?&rdquo; As it turned out, they could not. Representatives of tech organizations reacted fiercely against the tax, saying that it would suppress growth in the industry that has made the city &ndash; parts of it, at least &ndash; wealthy beyond the dreams of avarice.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Widening the gap between San Francisco's wealthy and poor, the&nbsp;budget committee of the city's board of supervisors&nbsp;rejected on Monday the tech tax, which &ldquo;would have imposed a 1.5% payroll levy on technology companies that generate more than $1m in revenues a year, including Uber, Google, Twitter and Airbnb.&rdquo;</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961306/luxury-condos-sink-in-san-francisco-s-millennium-tower" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luxury condos sink in San Francisco's Millennium Tower</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149954325/san-francisco-could-face-class-warfare-if-it-doesn-t-fix-its-economic-inequality" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">San Francisco could face "class warfare" if it doesn't fix its economic inequality</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945853/what-these-pre-rent-control-stats-might-reveal-about-sf-s-soaring-housing-costs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What these &ldquo;pre-rent control&rdquo; stats might reveal about SF's soaring housing costs</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945541/bay-area-media-ban-together-for-homelessness-advocacy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bay Area media ban together for homelessness advocacy</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942330/don-t-blame-the-tech-bros-sf-s-housing-crisis-is-bonkers-because-of-zoning-not-startups" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Don't blame the tech bros: SF's housing crisis is bonkers because of zoning, not startups</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960954/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-08-01T18:20:00-04:00 >2016-08-09T01:00:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8q/8qn50djhiqp9almq.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Will you look at that, it's already August!&nbsp;The hotter temperatures&nbsp;will be sticking around&nbsp;the&nbsp;L.A. region&nbsp;for awhile, but don't forget to take some&nbsp;time to&nbsp;enjoy these longer days of summer.&nbsp;Curious where to find interesting <a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related happenings</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles? Archinect and <a href="http://bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of noteworthy events around town that are not to be missed!</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a> so you don't miss out on our latest event recommendations. Here are this week's L.A. picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7998/homestead-museum-first-sunday-picnic" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Homestead Museum: First Sunday Picnic | August 7</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/e2/e28v8xmha9gsa7jv.jpg"><em>Front porch of La Casa Nueva at the Homestead Museum. Photo via homesteadmuseum.org.</em></p><p>When was the last time you enjoyed&nbsp;an old-school&nbsp;picnic, with nothing but a blanket, a basket of food, and good company?&nbsp;If it won't be&nbsp;too hot outside this weekend, rally up your&nbsp;family or friends,&nbsp;have a picnic, and play some vintage board games&nbsp;on the lawn of&nbsp;La Casa Nueva,&nbsp;a 1920s Spanish Colonial Revival mansion located on&nbsp;the 6-acre s...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960708/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-08-01T12:33:00-04:00 >2016-08-09T01:04:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m8/m8vebdidew6xsk0y.jpg" width="514" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer.&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related events</a>&nbsp;to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings around town that are not to be missed!</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out! Have a look at our latest selection of NYC events.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7967/layered-data-representations-in-infrastructure-and-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Layered: Data Representations in Infrastructure and Design |&nbsp;August 2</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/1o/1oajublk6sszuv9u.jpg"><em>Image via 3d-dreaming.com</em></p><p>Data is linked to urban living and design&nbsp;more than many of us may&nbsp;realize. Going beyond numbers, this discussion at the Center for Architecture&nbsp;will highlight the &ldquo;big data revolution&rdquo;,&nbsp;exploring its influences&nbsp;on&nbsp;current and future urban infrastructures. Speakers will share their thoughts on questions like: &ldquo;How do we access data, how can we use it, and how can we represent it in order to inform clients and agencies to make better design decisions and en...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960427/looking-into-the-white-house-s-much-longer-history-of-slave-labor Looking into the White House's “much longer history” of slave labor Justine Testado 2016-07-28T15:17:00-04:00 >2016-08-02T02:14:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kk/kkw4r2jnusb15ny2.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I think it was a wonderful moment in American history. I thought what Michelle Obama was attempting to do was to draw that link to show that it isn't just what's going on in the White House now and isn't it great that there's a black family there, but there's a much longer history that needs to be appreciated... [It was] just grueling, grueling kind of work. And nobody was really willing ... to do it. So slave labor played a massive role in getting this city built.</p></em><br /><br /><p>During <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZNWYqDU948" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">her speech</a> at the DNC on Monday, First Lady Michelle Obama alluded to the White House's history of slave labor during the 1790s. NPR interviews Clarence Lusane,&nbsp;chairperson of Howard University's political science department and author of &ldquo;The Black History of the White House&rdquo;, who gives his two cents on the historically significant topic.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123209093/the-secret-service-wants-to-build-a-fake-white-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Secret Service wants to build a fake White House</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/68426243/what-the-white-house-looks-like-completely-gutted" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What the White House Looks Like Completely Gutted</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149960250/obama-chooses-jackson-park-as-the-site-for-his-presidential-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Obama chooses Jackson Park as the site for his Presidential Center</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149958855/yeah-so-about-melania-trump-s-architecture-degree" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yeah, so about Melania Trump's architecture degree...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959532/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-07-25T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-07-29T00:38:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bx/bxihmgf290nsyja7.jpg" width="514" height="404" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer.&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related events</a>&nbsp;to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings around town that are not to be missed!</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out! Have a look at our latest selection of NYC events.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7916/hudson-valley-ruins-with-thomas-rinaldi-new-york-neon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hudson Valley Ruins with Thomas Rinaldi: New York Neon | July 25</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/to/toe5pc7hsnipmh00.jpg"></p><p>Ah, neon&mdash;technological and advertising wonder of the 20th century, magnetic to they eye and a fundamental dressing to any city. With both photographs and historical background by Thomas Rinaldi, New York Neon is a eye-catching exploration of the city&rsquo;s early- and mid-20th century neon signs. Rinaldi, who is also a practicing architectural designer in New York City, will speak about his book at the Cooper Union.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7949/the-plant-show" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Plant Show | Opening on July 29</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/05/05gq5bx4ubd0i1gz.jpg"></p><p>Ba...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959535/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-07-25T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-07-29T00:38:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r9/r9zrfdi8i1r39ets.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The longer days of summer are here in sunny SoCal. Curious where to find interesting&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related happenings</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles, or where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater LA region? Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of noteworthy events around town that are not to be missed!</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest event recommendations. Here are this week's LA picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7953/hear-la-workshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HEAR LA workshop | July 29</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><a title="Image via Materials &amp; Applications." href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/yj/yj0a90k7eea0vcju.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/yj/yj0a90k7eea0vcju.jpg"></a><em>Image via Materials &amp; Applications.</em></p><p>Spruce up your next design installation with immersive sound. Don't know how? Learn how to create your own quadraphonic audio recordings at this workshop with the help of artist George Jensen at Materials &amp; Applications. Based on the &ldquo;Hear LA: An Audio Document of Los Angeles&rdquo; sound installation at M&amp;A's <a href="http://bustler.net/events/7747/turf-a-mini-golf-project-launch-party" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TURF mini-golf course</a>, Jensen will demonstrate how to capture sounds around L.A. and offer advice on field recording techniques and devices.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7950/the-films-of-ed-ruscha-premium-and-miracle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Films of Ed Ruscha: Premium an...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958945/gruen-associates-mia-lehrer-oyler-wu-appointed-to-design-l-a-river-greenway-in-san-fernando-valley Gruen Associates, Mia Lehrer, Oyler Wu appointed to design L.A. River Greenway in San Fernando Valley Justine Testado 2016-07-20T20:27:00-04:00 >2016-07-21T09:35:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vk/vko6kp2af5nx894f.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Mayor Eric Garcetti's office released a statement yesterday announcing that Gruen Associates, Mia Lehrer + Associates, Oyler Wu Collaborative, and civil and structural engineering firm Psomas will&nbsp;design the final 12 miles of the San Fernando Valley portion of the Los Angeles River Greenway. The Greenway would&nbsp;allow Angelenos to walk or bike from Canoga Park to Elysian Valley.</p><p>No project renderings for now, as the designers will begin conducting a feasibility study over the next nine months. According to the press release, the Greenway &ldquo;will address important objectives&rdquo; in both the City&rsquo;s/Frank Gehry's (still yet to be revealed) <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149952791/what-s-happening-with-frank-gehry-s-masterplan-for-the-la-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan</a> as well as L.A. County&rsquo;s River Master Plan, their Bicycle Plans, and Mayor Garcetti's Sustainable City pLAn.</p><p>The mayor and County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl will jointly fund the project, along with additional support from City Councilmembers Bob Blumenfield, Paul Krekorian, Nury Martinez and David Ryu, and the&nbsp;Depart...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958706/the-national-building-museum-s-blockbuster-ball-pit-is-coming-to-tampa-next-month The National Building Museum's blockbuster ball pit is coming to Tampa next month Justine Testado 2016-07-19T18:35:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T00:54:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8l/8lq3ugu6sbhwzdst.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>How can anyone forget <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/94643/snarkitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Snarkitecture</a>'s giant monochromatic ball pit that took over the National Building Museum's Great Hall <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131329607/snarkitecture-s-10-000-sq-ft-indoor-beach-at-the-national-building-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">last summer</a>? Following a wildly successful run that attracted a record-breaking 160,000 visitors,&nbsp;The BEACH is making a comeback at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida starting August 5. Plus, general admission is free!&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dx/dxtp9ao3gcnodmho.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c0/c0srymuj3b8tsqlo.jpg"><br><em>Photos by Noah Kalina.</em></p><p>It also looks like the installation is coming back bigger than before, spanning 15,000 square feet with a 75-foot-wide &ldquo;shoreline&rdquo;, and comprising 1.2 million of the antimicrobial plastic balls. The NBM version was 10,000 square feet, and its more than 650,000 plastic balls were reused in Hou de Sousa's <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4773/play-ball-get-a-glimpse-of-hou-de-sousa-s-winning-re-ball-installation-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">winning design</a>&nbsp;of the Dupont Underground's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135574011/the-beach-to-be-reincarnated-in-arts-competition-for-d-c-s-dupont-underground-initiative" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Re-Ball! competition</a>.&nbsp;No word as of yet if and how the Tampa installation will be recycled.</p><p>If you plan on diving into the ball pit at the arena, keep a close watch on your loose belongings when &ldquo;splashing&rdquo; around. The Tampa Bay Times writes&nbsp;that more than 1,000 items were lost at the...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958688/dtla-s-music-center-plaza-will-get-a-30m-remodel-its-first-since-1964 DTLA's Music Center Plaza will get a $30M remodel, its first since 1964 Justine Testado 2016-07-19T15:56:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T00:11:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ok/okvi8l4m55blxlb1.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Grand Avenue&rsquo;s Music Center Plaza is about to get a major renovation for the first time since it opened to the public in 1964. Often overshadowed (literally) by the prominent Downtown venues that stand above it, the plaza is a gathering place and event space in its own right. Thus, a major part of the plan would increase event capacity from 1,500 to 2,500. [LA County] has already given $2 million to plan the project, with $25 million of funding expected down the road.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More recent L.A. news on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149956563/michael-maltzan-proposes-greening-l-a-s-134-freeway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Maltzan proposes greening L.A.'s 134 freeway</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955499/downtown-la-has-a-new-museum-on-the-horizon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Downtown LA has a new museum on the horizon</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955220/historic-la-times-building-to-be-redeveloped" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Historic LA Times Building to be redeveloped</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953852/bouncy-house-urbanism-is-on-the-rise-christopher-hawthorne-rides-the-u-s-bank-tower-s-skyslide" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Bouncy-house urbanism is on the rise." &ndash; Christopher Hawthorne rides the U.S. Bank Tower's 'SkySlide'</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944891/agence-ter-and-team-wins-pershing-square-renew-with-radically-flat-proposal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Agence Ter and Team wins Pershing Square Renew with &ldquo;radically flat&ldquo; proposal</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958238/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-07-18T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-07-24T22:44:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zz/zz1xshl59cfjzhk9.jpg" width="514" height="309" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer.&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related events</a>&nbsp;to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of thought-provoking lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other happenings around town worth knowing about.</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out! Have a look at our latest selection of NYC events. (July 19 happens to be a GREAT day for some fun events).</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7884/designing-the-world-s-first-underground-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designing the World's First Underground Park | July 19</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><a title="The Lowline Lab. Photo courtesy of Arup." href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/bz/bzzs6nytmoxvl81n.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/bz/bzzs6nytmoxvl81n.jpg"></a><em>The Lowline Lab. Photo courtesy of Arup.</em></p><p>Surely by now you have heard of the world's first underground park coming soon to Brooklyn's abandoned Delancey trolley terminal: the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957887/nyc-s-lowline-is-approved-by-city-officials-becoming-world-s-first-underground-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recently city-approved</a> Lowline. Come and meet the design &amp; engineering folks behind the ambitious endeavor and learn more about the innovative design, research,...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958239/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-07-18T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-07-23T19:54:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rx/rx0vobl96wnrfzfy.jpg" width="514" height="265" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The longer days of summer are here in sunny SoCal. Curious where to find interesting&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related happenings</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles, or where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater LA region? Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of engaging lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other events around town worth knowing about.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest event recommendations. Here are this week's LA picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7921/woodbury-university-school-of-architecture-summer-showcase-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woodbury University School of Architecture Summer Showcase 2016 | July 22</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><a title="" href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/ut/utiq6i7gbb1n4j5t.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/ut/utiq6i7gbb1n4j5t.jpg">&nbsp;</a></p><p>It's summer studio review time at the Woodbury University School of Architecture! The Julius Shulman Institute at Woodbury's Burbank campus is hosting an impressive roster of five parallel studio reviews, some starting as early as 9:30am, others stretching over the course of the afternoon hours. Don't miss it.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7902/film-screening-desert-maverick-the-singular-architecture-of-william-f-cody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Desert Maverick: The Singular Architecture of William F....</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958163/boyle-heights-activists-want-all-art-galleries-to-gtfo-of-their-neighborhood Boyle Heights activists want all art galleries to GTFO of their neighborhood Justine Testado 2016-07-15T17:57:00-04:00 >2016-07-19T12:35:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kw/kwq64eauwim9ky4z.jpg" width="514" height="319" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"We&rsquo;re not against art or culture," [says Boyle Heights activist Maga Miranda.] "...But the art galleries are part of a broader effort by planners and politicians and developers who want to artwash gentrification." "We&rsquo;re saying that they need to make a bigger effort to amplify the voices of the people that are gonna be most affected by this, and that doesn&rsquo;t happen to be artists in this situation. It happens to be people who can&rsquo;t afford to live here anymore."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Amid widespread gentrification in LA, activists in Boyle Heights have been scrutinizing the art galleries that set up shop there in recent years &mdash; including significant spaces like Self Help Graphics, which helped put the Eastside neighborhood on the cultural map.&nbsp;While activists want to prevent developers from taking control and &ldquo;artwashing gentrification&rdquo;, some gallery owners have expressed mixed reactions. The debate gets even more convoluted considering that some activists are also working artists.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149949634/5-myths-about-gentrification-according-to-a-gsapp-urban-planning-professor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5 myths about gentrification, according to a GSAPP urban planning professor</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943937/a-telltale-sign-of-gentrification-in-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A telltale sign of gentrification in Los Angeles</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941499/how-a-group-of-boyle-heights-residents-are-fighting-gentrification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How a group of Boyle Heights residents are fighting gentrification</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143132832/how-l-a-can-reboot-its-creative-economy-so-artists-can-actually-live-in-town" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How L.A. can reboot its "creative economy" so artists can actually live in town</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957713/google-acquires-linkedin-s-hq-in-huge-unexpected-property-swap Google acquires LinkedIn's HQ in huge, unexpected property swap Justine Testado 2016-07-13T18:13:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T19:46:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1o/1onxmola6x960ers.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Google and LinkedIn] announced a large, surprising property swap encompassing over three million square feet of existing and future real estate... From Google, LinkedIn is picking up seven buildings...In return, Google is getting LinkedIn&rsquo;s Mountain View headquarters office and...four different surrounding properties that enable Google to follow through on its ambitious plan for a new, green, crazy-futurist campus.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Following an unsuccessful bid <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126833043/google-loses-to-linkedin-in-silicon-valley-hq-pitch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">last year</a>, this is good news for Google as they continue to push toward making their dream campus a reality.&nbsp;Unleash the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126826379/new-googleplex-will-be-built-by-robots" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;crabots&rdquo;</a>.</p><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122201296/archinect-sessions-episode-19-don-t-be-evil-don-t-throw-stones" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions Episode #19: Don't be Evil, Don't Throw Stones</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126833043/google-loses-to-linkedin-in-silicon-valley-hq-pitch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google loses to LinkedIn in Silicon Valley HQ pitch</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126826379/new-googleplex-will-be-built-by-robots" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Googleplex will be built by robots</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121746764/google-unveils-big-heatherwick-studios-collaboration-for-new-campus-master-plan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google Unveils BIG + Heatherwick Studios Collaboration for New Campus Master Plan</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957588/provocative-architecture-debating-series-turncoats-goes-international Provocative architecture debating series Turncoats goes international Eleanor Marshall 2016-07-13T11:46:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T19:37:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mt/mtkif3mm4unjzp06.jpg" width="514" height="295" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Debates are rubbish. We've all been there: a panel of similar people with similar views taking it in turns to talk at length about their similar work - too polite, too deferential, too dull. At best they are lukewarm love-ins, critically impotent, elitist and stuffy. Turncoats is a shot in the arm.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Turncoats, a provocative architectural debating society that originated in London last year, has expanded to Scotland, the USA, Canada and Serbia, with more cities in the pipeline. The London originators have turned the premise into a franchise, inviting cities to apply for free and start a Turncoats debate series.&nbsp;The aim is to start confrontational and challenging architectural debate, and make it free for anyone who wants to listen. The premise of a Turncoats debate is the presentation of two opposing&nbsp;<a href="http://turncoats.world/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'theatrically provocative opening gambits'</a>, then, in the spirit of its name the opposing parties switch sides.&nbsp;</p><p>I attended <a href="http://www.turncoats.world/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'Rip it Up and Start Again'</a>, held in Glasgow, Scotland last week. In the Turncoats tradition, mobile phones are placed in envelopes to prohibit recording and a 'shot in the dark' of tequila and a Turncoats badge is offered on arrival. The debate was held in an old glue factory, and the panel consisted of industry professionals arguing for and against the architec...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957279/noah-s-ark-replica-opens-in-kentucky-biblical-theme-park-to-compete-with-the-disneys-and-the-universals Noah's Ark replica opens in Kentucky biblical theme park to “compete with the Disneys and the Universals” Justine Testado 2016-07-12T15:09:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T17:42:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rj/rj92t8z82rmhkf6s.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The park&rsquo;s centerpiece features three decks of exhibits explaining Answers in Genesis&rsquo; views of the biblical flood account..[It] also features a two-story restaurant, aerial zipline cables and the Ararat Ridge Zoo... &ldquo;...in a world that we see becoming very secularized before our eyes, it&rsquo;s really time for Christians to do something of this size, of this quality, that competes with the Disneys and the Universals to get a message to the world.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>This might be worth a pitstop for anyone planning a U.S. summer road trip. Envisioned by the Creationist apologetics ministry Answers in Genesis, a&nbsp;replica of Noah's Ark &mdash; measuring&nbsp;510 feet long, 85 feet wide and 51 feet high &mdash; opened last week as the centerpiece of the Ark Encounter theme park in Williamstown, Kentucky. As it goes, the theme park [which apparently has a total construction cost of more than $150 million] is &ldquo;more than just entertainment&rdquo; and aims to promote the ministry's views on evolution. As it goes, criticism ensues.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137725530/dismaland-banksy-s-anti-capitalist-art-show-gave-host-town-a-20m-boost-in-tourism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dismaland, Banksy's anti-capitalist art show, gave host town a &pound;20M boost in tourism</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146044719/subterranean-theme-park-photographer-richard-john-seymour-captures-the-new-life-inside-an-ancient-transylvanian-salt-mine" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Subterranean theme park: photographer Richard John Seymour captures the new life inside an ancient Transylvanian salt mine</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135124382/chinese-fun-photographer-stefano-cerio-captures-the-eerie-side-of-empty-amusement-parks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chinese Fun: Photographer Stefano Cerio captures the eerie side of empty amusement parks</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956862/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-07-11T14:30:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T17:40:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pv/pvpahi7n9oegrbcv.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The longer days of summer are here in sunny SoCal. Curious where to find interesting&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related happenings</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles, or where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater LA region? Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of engaging lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other events around town worth knowing about.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/tags/bustler-weekly-event-picks/118688" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest event recommendations. Here are this week's LA picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7787/median" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MEDIAN | Opening on July 14</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/k1/k156f755nr2nkp15.jpg"></p><p>Presented by LA Forum, MEDIAN is an immersive and captivating experience that recasts one of LA's most sacred communions&ndash;driving. Created by LA-based Collective Artist Collective, the installation projects videos on the gallery walls from the perspective of someone on (fittingly) a road median. Take an off-road moment on the road at WUHO gallery for MEDIAN's opening on July 14.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7826/pasadena-heritage-colorado-street-bridge-party" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pasadena Heritage Colorado S...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956860/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-07-11T12:59:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T17:37:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ee/ee1p37l1unwhja9s.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer.&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related events</a>&nbsp;to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of thought-provoking lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other happenings around town worth knowing about.</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out! Have a look at our selection of NYC events for July 11-18.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7883/manhattanhenge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manhattanhenge | July 12</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/xa/xalj7vvs4lkr10rc.jpg"><em>Photo: Grisha Levit/Flickr</em></p><p>Popularized by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, &ldquo;Manhattanhenge&rdquo; &mdash; sometimes called the Manhattan Solstice &mdash; happens twice every summer when the setting sun is perfectly aligned with the east-west streets of Manhattan's street grid.&nbsp;Snap some sweet Instagram-worthy photos of the celestial event over at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, which will keep its gates open afte...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956851/gaud-envisioned-a-parabolic-hotel-apparently-proposed-for-site-of-original-wtc-twin-towers Gaudí envisioned a parabolic hotel apparently proposed for site of original WTC Twin Towers Justine Testado 2016-07-08T19:23:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T15:53:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wz/wzn20j9ax9jr5zqu.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dubbed the Hotel Attraction (according to Matamala&rsquo;s recollection), Gaud&iacute; proposed a parabolic skyscraper towering over the city at 360 meters. It would have been the tallest building in the world until the completion of the Empire State Building. The exact location for the proposed tower is unknown, but a group of architects and historians argued that it was intended for the site of the first World Trade Center towers and put it forward for the Ground Zero memorial design competition in 2003.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124354329/sagrada-the-mystery-of-creation-showcases-the-collaborative-efforts-to-finish-gaud-s-towering-basilica" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation" showcases the collaborative efforts to finish Gaud&iacute;'s towering basilica</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83085278/a-1-minute-video-shows-the-completion-of-gaud-s-sagrada-fam-lia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A 1-Minute Video Shows The Completion Of Gaud&iacute;'s Sagrada Fam&iacute;lia</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956776/steve-saling-retired-landscape-architect-with-als-designs-residence-he-can-control-by-blinking Steve Saling, retired landscape architect with ALS, designs residence he can control by blinking Justine Testado 2016-07-08T13:38:00-04:00 >2016-07-08T15:36:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6m/6myvcdozp92nsbpm.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Unwilling to accept a life utterly dependent on caretakers, [Steve] Saling designed a series of systems that let patients with ALS control their environment in the assisted living center with ...blinks and facial twitches. &ldquo;The notable impact that ALS had on my ability to design is speed,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;I am a lot slower. [But] Because much of my profession had been computerized and I excelled in computer-assisted drafting, I was still able to convey my ideas with a lot of precision.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more about amazing architects who never let their disabilities get in their way:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/106023362/working-out-of-the-box-francis-tsai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Working out of the Box: Francis Tsai</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131331220/francis-tsai-previously-featured-on-archinect-s-working-out-of-the-box-passes-away" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Francis Tsai, previously featured on Archinect's Working Out of the Box, passes away</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138210382/building-voice-visually-impaired-architect-christopher-downey-lectures-in-downtown-miami" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Building Voice: Visually impaired architect, Christopher Downey, lectures in Downtown Miami</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149520445/the-nuanced-design-of-deaf-spaces" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The nuanced design of deaf spaces</a></p>