Archinect - News 2014-11-23T07:36:36-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/112881489/how-the-lucas-museum-design-will-change-chicago-s-lakefront-rendering-reveals How the Lucas Museum Design Will Change Chicago's Lakefront - Rendering Reveals Alexander Walter 2014-11-04T13:46:00-05:00 >2014-11-06T17:53:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/97/9776rtitkxfliznq.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Yesterday, during a press conference at the Waldorf Astoria, Chinese architect Ma Yansong of MAD Architects unveiled his design concept for the future Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts and told reporters that his concept &mdash; a seven-story, dome-like structure that gently slopes towards a halo-like observation deck &mdash; represents a "new type of architecture." That may be an understatement.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Learn more about the design in the Museum's <a href="http://www.lucasmuseum.org/museum-design.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">announcement</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108561884/life-in-ulaanbaatar-s-tent-city-is-hard-but-mongolians-won-t-give-up-their-gers Life in Ulaanbaatar's tent city is hard – but Mongolians won't give up their gers Alexander Walter 2014-09-09T14:10:00-04:00 >2014-09-09T14:10:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/79/79f81f6cbbc0fbf8bc3c4a87348361d1.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Though Ulaanbaatar&rsquo;s sprawling informal &lsquo;ger district&rsquo; lacks access to drinking water and sewerage, officials may struggle to coax residents to swap canvas for bricks and mortar</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/80147884/live-in-your-sneakers-mobile-housing-s-next-step Live In Your Sneakers? Mobile Housing's Next Step Archinect 2013-08-23T15:26:00-04:00 >2013-08-23T15:31:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f6/f66ae75921f99f0f3bca4b23b72bc3de.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new project, &ldquo;Walking Shelter,&rdquo; explores what on-the-go housing might just look like. Here, a portable dwelling is packed right into a pair of sneakers. Essentially a tent without a pole (that&rsquo;s the clever part), the mobile home can be deployed anywhere you&rsquo;d like it to pop up. Rather than relying on the old pole standard, the shelter&rsquo;s frame is provided by the person(s) occupying it, explains Amelia Borg, one-eighth of Sibling, the Australian architectural collective behind the project.</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/71959284/davidson-rafailidis-wins-2013-ideas-city-streetfest-competition Davidson Rafailidis Wins 2013 IDEAS CITY StreetFest Competition Alexander Walter 2013-04-25T14:46:00-04:00 >2013-04-29T18:27:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5p/5pdv5y7w8dz8s3o0.jpg" width="514" height="252" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The submission "MirrorMirror" by Buffalo-based architecture practice Davidson Rafailidis has been selected by Storefront for Art and Architecture and the New Museum as the winning entry of the 2013 IDEAS CITY StreetFest Tenting Competition.</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/43725768/tentsile-the-architect-s-tent Tentsile, the Architect's Tent Alexander Walter 2012-04-03T17:44:00-04:00 >2012-04-04T19:11:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ne/nelm11krh49qyy18.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>tentsile combines the comfort and versatility of a hammock with the usable space and security of a tent. The ultra portable structure uniquely employs tension forces to provide separation from wildlife, including insects, snakes and other predators but also from sand storms, earth tremors, cold or wet ground, debris or contamination.</p></em><br /><br /><p> When architects rethink the tent, you know it better be rad. In this case, <a href="http://www.tentsile.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tentsile</a> is the offspring of London-based <a href="http://www.thegreendream.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Greendream Architecture</a>.</p> <p> Quote from the firm's website: "With over 10 years of experience of projects in conventional as well as <em>treehouse</em> architecture, our team provides a friendly and professional service for all of your architectural ambitions."</p> <p> Nice to see architects with the inner child still alive.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7x/7xiibgly2s78isr1.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ot/otr2ww74mplh0b5g.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l6/l62t86lxov33nrbw.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pl/pl205ubjb6qq75nf.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ai/aic24l6lncszdr9j.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sb/sbhohri0lfom18vh.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/af/afofwudaatrclnz7.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pm/pmzd6mloplxm5ji3.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3o/3oegqfz42q1ootrh.jpg" title=""></p> <p> All images via <a href="http://tentsile.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">tentsile.com</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/9903472/urban-camping-anyone Urban Camping Anyone? Orhan Ayyüce 2011-06-14T14:18:51-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gk/gktkxljlfkkk7ygz.jpg" width="514" height="334" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>From Amelia Earhart to s'mores: New York City's first airport to become country's largest urban campground. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said that the National Park Service will develop the nation's largest urban campground at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, a former airport used by Amelia Earhart and Howard Hughes. Mr Salazar said Monday: 'We want to make New York the leading example of what we can do around the country with urban parks'.</p></em><br /><br /><p> My question is: "Would this be a copyright issue with the <a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-homeless19sep19,1,3710370.story" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">homeless</a>?"</p> <p> +</p> <p> It has been studied before,&nbsp;<a href="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5215/5467436994_b9deb99236_z.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1</a> &amp; <a href="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5059/5467436858_13d927ab57_z.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;successfully&nbsp;<a href="http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=urban%20camping" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">cataloged</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/6797321/the-tent-that-turns-into-concrete-in-less-than-24-hours The tent that turns into concrete in less than 24 hours Paul Petrunia 2011-05-18T15:25:43-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a3eum36fhl3kzotd.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The past 12 months have seen a remarkable number of humanitarian crises with earthquakes in Japan and New Zealand and deadly tornadoes in the southern US being among the most recent. Among new innovations which could help relief efforts is a fabric shelter that, when sprayed with water, turns to concrete within 24 hours.</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>