Archinect - News 2015-11-26T03:58:51-05:00 U.S. LGBTQ preservation group pushes to preserve more heritage sites at the national level Justine Testado 2015-06-26T20:14:00-04:00 >2015-07-04T23:12:15-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>'Recently, people were more worried about preserving their jobs, not preserving their history...Now a new generation is aware there was a history that came before them...Not a lot of our history has been preserved. People without a history can be erased.' &mdash; Mark Meinke, co-founder of the Rainbow Heritage Network</p></em><br /><br /><p>History was made today in American civil rights with the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Supreme Court ruling</a> that legalizes same-sex marriage across all 50 states. The ruling is a major push toward marriage equality in the U.S., but like several historically marginalized communities, one giant obstacle that the LGBTQ community continues to face is cultural preservation and protection, in addition to spreading the awareness of that historical legacy both externally and internally.</p><p>You win some and unfortunately lose some in the unpredictable nature of preserving heritage sites, but proactivity is key. One such group is the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rainbow Heritage Network</a>, a developing coalition of over 400 preservationists and gay rights activists who advocate for the protection of LGBTQ heritage sites in the U.S. as one of their primary missions. Reportedly established only this past January, the group is working to gain more traction in their long-term efforts to protect LGBTQ sites on a local, state and federal level.</p><p>For starters, Rain...</p> Photographing public art and architecture in the EU may soon cost you Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-22T18:39:00-04:00 >2015-06-24T07:18:34-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A report proposing major changes to copyright laws in the EU has been adopted by the European Parliament's Legal Affairs committee (JURI) [...] [An] amendment was adopted that stated "commercial use of recordings of works in public spaces should require express permission from the rightsholders." [German Pirate Party rapporteur Julia] Reda said this "could threaten the work of documentary filmmakers and the legality of commercial photo-sharing platforms."</p></em><br /><br /><p>The EU may soon require stricter permissions be met for any visual representation of public art and architecture. So-called&nbsp;"Freedom of Panorama" refers to a set of provisions in copyright law, that allows someone to create and publish images of a piece of art or architecture that's permanently located in the public space, regardless of its existing copyright provisions. The provisions are adopted to varying degrees in different countries &ndash; in the US, only buildings are protected under FOP, and in the EU, FOP provisions depend on whether the image is for commercial use or not, as well as the kind of object being photographed.</p><p>But soon, the EU may decide to effectively abolish FOP. On July 9, European Parliament will vote on an amended version of its copyright provisions, that states any/all copyright permissions for a piece of public art or architecture <em>must</em>&nbsp;be met when someone publishes an image of it with any potential commercial use. Learn more about the basis and future of FOP pr...</p> Architects Try to Save a Tower in Moscow Archinect 2014-03-17T14:39:00-04:00 >2014-08-19T13:35:56-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="657" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One of the great feats of 20th-century engineering, a landmark of modernist architecture is facing demolition. Late last month, the Russian State Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting agreed to the dismantling of the Shabolovka radio tower in Moscow. This is the Eiffel Tower of Russia, a 50-story conical structure of steel latticework, shaped roughly like a collapsing telescope, designed by the engineer Vladimir Shukhov.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>UPDATE:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moscow Puts Iconic Shukhov Tower on Protected Landmark List</a></p> Berg | C.F. Møller & DinellJohansson propose world’s tallest wooden skyscraper for Stockholm Justine Testado 2013-12-17T18:58:00-05:00 >2013-12-23T18:39:12-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Berg | C.F. M&oslash;ller and DinellJohansson recently won the competition to design a future residential landmark for Stockholm. Hosted by Swedish real estate group HSB, three competing teams were required to propose three innovative residential buildings for three central locations in the city. The winners will work with HSB to develop and build the residential complex by 2023, in time for HSB's 100th anniversary.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Here's a glimpse of Berg | C.F. M&oslash;ller and DinellJohansson's proposals:<br><br><strong>Hagastaden:</strong></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><br><strong>V&auml;sterbroplan:</strong></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Fleminggatan:</strong></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> NYC Landmarks Commission Debates New Annabelle Selldorf Building sara@curbed 2013-02-12T18:46:00-05:00 >2013-02-18T17:59:47-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="377" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"The changes to the plans...were not enough to assuage the doubts the Commission had the first time around (although most of the commissioners did agree that significant improvements had been made). The alternations to the plans included stretching the double hung windows vertically in order to give the building less of a squat look, raising the base by six feet...and moving the tower forward slightly."</p></em><br /><br /><p> New York City's Landmarks Preservation Commission met to discuss a proposed Annabelle Selldorf building at 42 Crosby Street for the second time, and sent Selldorf away for the second time.</p> Washington’s landmarks get an landscape architectural guide Archinect 2012-09-20T16:35:00-04:00 >2012-09-20T18:16:54-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="319" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Smith is one of 20 landscape architects who have helped create a new online guide to the city&rsquo;s important outdoor spaces, some world famous, others, such as the Civil War memorial at U and Vermont Avenue NW, not as well known. The Web site, The Landscape Architect&rsquo;s Guide to Washington, D.C., was launched Sept. 13 by the American Society of Landscape Architects, and there is a version for mobile devices.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Travel+Leisure Releases World's Top New Landmarks Archinect 2012-02-08T14:52:03-05:00 >2012-02-08T14:52:10-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Invoking the &ldquo;Wonders of the World,&rdquo; Travel + Leisure has just released a comprehensive list of the top 60 must-see landmarks in the modern world. The winners include skyscrapers, bridges, museums, arenas and parks -- all constructed within the last 15 years &ndash; and readers took the opportunity to voice their favorites in an online poll.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>