Archinect - News 2015-07-31T01:14:17-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/133044789/just-add-balconies-sydney-deliberates-future-of-brutalist-housing-landmark Just add balconies? Sydney deliberates future of brutalist housing landmark Justine Testado 2015-07-29T18:51:00-04:00 >2015-07-29T21:31:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/66/66jgnj56wkrnu8wm.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At what cost? The LAVA plan could be difficult to manage structurally, cost a significant amount of money and see Sirius occupants relocated anyway. But it could also be a more sustainable option than knocking down and rebuilding.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6o/6o5lhzvmnvggp7l7.jpg"><br><em>SIRIUS in 2014.</em></p><p>Alas, the curse of the "brutalist eyesore" continues with the <a href="http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/insidethecollection/2013/05/sirius-on-the-rocks/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">historic SIRIUS apartment building</a> in Sydney, designed by architect Tao (Theodore) Gofers in 1978-79. Adding a third option to the demolish-preserve debate that typically ensues, local architecture firm <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/52226868/lava-laboratory-for-visionary-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LAVA</a> proposed the addition of "clip-on" curved balconies as an amenity upgrade that the firm says would spruce up the building's appearance while also preserve the original structure.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a title="Art college professor suggests makeover for brutalist Boston City Hall" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132873614/art-college-professor-suggests-makeover-for-brutalist-boston-city-hall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art college professor suggests makeover for brutalist Boston City Hall</a></p><p><a title="Paul Rudolph's Government Center won't be saved, despite preservationist pleas" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130791045/paul-rudolph-s-government-center-won-t-be-saved-despite-preservationist-pleas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Rudolph's Government Center won't be saved, despite preservationist pleas</a></p><p><a title="Now sitting empty, brutalist Berkeley Art Museum building faces unclear future" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121446283/now-sitting-empty-brutalist-berkeley-art-museum-building-faces-unclear-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Now sitting empty, brutalist Berkeley Art Museum building faces unclear future</a></p><p><a title="Brutalism's Bullies" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101803501/brutalism-s-bullies" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brutalism's Bullies</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133039152/bacteria-laden-concrete-helps-cracks-fix-themselves Bacteria-laden concrete helps cracks fix themselves Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-29T17:06:00-04:00 >2015-07-30T08:37:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a5/a54666e9eba1ff46231eb4086ec008a8.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Inspired by the human body, Jonkers, who works at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, created self-healing concrete. He embeds the concrete with capsules of limestone-producing bacteria, either Bacillus pseudofirmus&nbsp;or&nbsp;Sporosarcina pasteurii, along with calcium lactate. When the concrete cracks, air and moisture trigger the bacteria to begin munching on the calcium lactate. They convert the calcium lactate to calcite, an ingredient in limestone, thus sealing off the cracks.&nbsp;</p></em><br /><br /><p>More concrete news:</p><ul><li><a title='Celebrating concrete architecture in a mini "block party"' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131897122/celebrating-concrete-architecture-in-a-mini-block-party" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Celebrating concrete architecture in a mini "block party"</a></li><li><a title='Getty awards over $1.75 million to fix crappy concrete in "Important Modern Buildings"' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130331695/getty-awards-over-1-75-million-to-fix-crappy-concrete-in-important-modern-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Getty awards over $1.75 million to fix crappy concrete in "Important Modern Buildings"</a></li><li><a title="Ten Top Images on Archinect's &quot;Concrete&quot; Pinterest Board" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129890744/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-concrete-pinterest-board" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Concrete" Pinterest Board</a></li><li><a title="Could this revolutionary new material replace concrete?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125359981/could-this-revolutionary-new-material-replace-concrete" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Could this revolutionary new material replace concrete?</a></li><li><a title="China used more cement in 3 years than the U.S. did in the entire 20th century" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123814572/china-used-more-cement-in-3-years-than-the-u-s-did-in-the-entire-20th-century" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">China used more cement in 3 years than the U.S. did in the entire 20th century</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/132288763/editor-s-picks-424 Editor's Picks #424 Nam Henderson 2015-07-20T09:23:00-04:00 >2015-07-20T14:08:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i8/i88rsr7s87o94vqt.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>News&nbsp;</strong><br>Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132101061/zaha-s-tokyo-olympic-stadium-cancelled-abe-calls-for-a-redesign-from-scratch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">announced</a> that Zaha Hadid Architect's design for the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130483595/tokyo-will-stay-the-course-with-zaha-s-olympic-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tokyo Olympic Stadium </a>would be scratched in favor of a complete redesign.&nbsp;Prior to the cancellation Tadao Ando (chairman of the design committee) <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132028782/i-thought-what-when-i-heard-it-would-cost-252-billion-tadao-ando-says-about-national-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">stated</a> "<em>We shouldn&rsquo;t drop Ms. Hadid&rsquo;s design, otherwise we&rsquo;ll lose credibility internationally</em>".</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/JaimeRobertsArchitect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jaime Roberts</a>&nbsp;believes "<em>The world is holding architects to higher expectations of budget control on projects...If you get paid millions for a design, you should be able to hire good cost estimators and value engineers.</em>"&nbsp;<strong>Thayer-D</strong> was disappointed "<em>That's too bad, I thought the design was attractive.</em>" <strong>midlander</strong>&nbsp;argued "<em>Those who suggest that architects are shirking some responsibility here fail to observe that no one else is good at cost control either...Its simply unrealistic to expect a government to project realistic budgets; they would be rejected immediately.</em>"</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1970535/will-galloway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway</a>&nbsp;provided some local perspective "<em>It is most certainly very little about Zah...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131897122/celebrating-concrete-architecture-in-a-mini-block-party Celebrating concrete architecture in a mini "block party" Justine Testado 2015-07-15T13:04:00-04:00 >2015-07-19T17:28:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vj/vjyq89jijd3r55nt.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Long inspired by historic modernist concrete structures throughout the last century, Mumbai-based product designers&nbsp;Nitin Barchha and Disney Davis of <a href="http://materialimmaterial.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Material Immaterial</a> made an artful ode to concrete's lasting architectural influence in <a href="https://www.behance.net/gallery/27507881/SPACES" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"SPACES"</a>, a collection of miniature blocks cleanly carved into charming homes.</p><p>The designers made each humble yet sophisticated abode using a particular concrete mix to replicate the material's smooth finish. Each of the nine pieces&nbsp;&mdash; which measure at 62 x 62 x 51 millimeters&nbsp;&mdash; has its own design of volumes and voids that enable numerous arrangements when grouped altogether in the central "Kund".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qv/qvru0jh1k0em1d92.jpg">&nbsp; <img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hk/hk952hbyekclw520.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ea/ea7tqzex816y29rj.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f2/f28626ogvh15qrxj.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/we/webfd9iijxfyxq2x.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gk/gka3w8uzp33osqra.jpg"></p><p>h/t <a href="http://www.ignant.de/2015/07/14/concrete-miniature-buildings-celebrate-classic-architecture/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ignant</a></p><p>Check out more of these crafty architectural designs on Archinect:</p><p><a title="Stephanie Clark&rsquo;s embroidered architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126538317/stephanie-clark-s-embroidered-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stephanie Clark&rsquo;s embroidered architecture</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119347379/artist-charles-young-crafts-mini-paper-metropolis-on-the-daily" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Artist Charles Young crafts mini paper metropolis on the daily</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119424546/these-stalaclights-are-a-witty-tribute-to-the-forever-growing-skyscraper" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">These "Stalaclights" are a witty tribute to the forever-growing skyscraper</a></p><p><a title="Deconstructing architectural icons, with gifs!" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100938778/deconstructing-architectural-icons-with-gifs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deconstructing architectural icons, with gifs!</a></p><p><a title='"Birdbnb" exhibits elaborate birdhouse replicas of over 50 Airbnb listings' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/89302472/birdbnb-exhibits-elaborate-birdhouse-replicas-of-over-50-airbnb-listings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Birdbnb" exhibits elaborate birdhouse replicas of over 50 ...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130331695/getty-awards-over-1-75-million-to-fix-crappy-concrete-in-important-modern-buildings Getty awards over $1.75 million to fix crappy concrete in "Important Modern Buildings" Julia Ingalls 2015-06-24T13:58:00-04:00 >2015-07-04T22:49:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eh/eh3v8kq58sxsd4w1.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Modern architecture is a defining artistic form of the 20th century at considerable risk, often due to the cutting-edge building materials that characterized the movement." -Deborah Marrow</p></em><br /><br /><p>In news that will surely make <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/540461/prince-charles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Prince Charles</a> sigh with displeasure, the Getty Foundation announced it is awarding $1.75 million of grants to help preserve 14 structures in the modern style, including <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/4673/frank-lloyd-wright" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright</a>&rsquo;s Unity Temple, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/14374/walter-gropius" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Walter Gropius</a>&rsquo; residence &lsquo;The Gropius House,&rsquo; and the&nbsp;Rietveld Schr&ouml;der House. This is the second year the foundation has awarded the grants, and has chosen the buildings because (ironically)&nbsp;concrete as a building material has proven to be less than solid.&nbsp;&ldquo;The use of concrete, while visually striking and radical for its time, has created a unique set of challenges for conserving some of the world&rsquo;s most important modernist structures,&rdquo; noted Antoine Wilmering, a senior program officer at the Getty Foundation. &ldquo;Our new grants offer an excellent opportunity to advance research and conservation practices for this material. The accumulated knowledge that will result from the projects will be of tremendous benefit to the field.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9y/9ylq832nkvdfa3b2.jpg"></p><p>While&nbsp;the&nbsp;first year's gra...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129890744/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-concrete-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Concrete" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-06-19T14:05:00-04:00 >2015-06-21T13:16:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yv/yvu8hfcn5xt7mja5.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <em><a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/concrete/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Concrete</a></em>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mw/mw1qgomq4tg015u9.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/wendellburnettearchitects/project/desert-courtyard-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Desert Courtyard House</a> in Scottsdale, AZ by <a href="http://archinect.com/wendellburnettearchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wendell Burnette Architects</a>; Photo: Bill Timmerman photographs</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9p/9p8eurgm5q13s9nr.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/83908089/peribere-residence/120890549" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peribere Residence</a> in Miami Beach, FL by <a href="http://archinect.com/STRANGarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">[STRANG] Architecture</a>; Photo: Claudia Uribe-Touri</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rp/rppmn42wyjl9nmuy.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/chrofi/project/lune-de-sang-sheds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lune de Sang Sheds</a> in NSW, Australia by <a href="http://archinect.com/chrofi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CHROFI</a>; Photo: Brett Boardman Photography</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ye/yelswdg8n2ggo5pv.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/122080766/song-chu-bending-band/123784848" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Song-chu Bending Band</a> in Yangju, South Korea by <a href="http://archinect.com/leau" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">L'EAU Design</a>; Photo: Park Wan-soon</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4a/4azqxb1xyj5tf6ni.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/19160/sebastopol-barn-house/115272742" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barn House</a> in Sebastopol, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/andersonanderson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anderson Anderson Architecture</a>; Photo: Anthony VIzzari, Anderson Anderson Architecture</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d7/d7b55zwm1l2ahbxp.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/56904349/st-edward-s-university-doyle-hall/109639525" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">St. Edward's University Doyle Hall</a> in Austin, TX by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/56904349/specht-harpman" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Specht Harpman</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8z/8zzlermy1d23f7y7.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/106450501/deha-proje-office/120411221" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deha Proje Office</a> in Ankara, Turkey by <a href="http://archinect.com/venarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ven Architecture</a>; Photo: Gurkan Akay...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125359981/could-this-revolutionary-new-material-replace-concrete Could this revolutionary new material replace concrete? Nicholas Korody 2015-04-15T14:46:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T19:45:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bc/bcdwuzo19lysj7ap.jpg" width="514" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Perhaps the most important and widely-used building material, concrete also has an enormous environmental impact. This is largely because in order to produce one ton of cement &ndash; the material that binds together rock aggregate in concrete &ndash; about 900 kg of C02 are emitted. In fact, the concrete industry is responsible for roughly 5% of carbon emissions worldwide, making it one of the two largest industrial producers of the greenhouse gas.&nbsp;</p><p>But, thanks to an accidental discovery, a environmentally-friendly substitute to cement may be on the horizon. A recent <a href="http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/cement-alternative-absorbs-carbon-dioxide-like-sponge/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">report</a> by PBS features the invention of environmental chemist David Stone: a cement-like material that isn't just carbon-neutral but actually carbon-<em>negative</em>. Called 'Ferrock,' the material primarily contains iron dust and silica, both of which can be sourced via recycling. In fact, in order to obtain silica (basically crushed glass), Stone has employed a local man to collect glass bottles that have been left in the desert. While m...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123814572/china-used-more-cement-in-3-years-than-the-u-s-did-in-the-entire-20th-century China used more cement in 3 years than the U.S. did in the entire 20th century Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-26T13:45:00-04:00 >2015-03-26T17:35:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oy/oyhzxsopg8hea1e4.jpg" width="514" height="245" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>All of America&rsquo;s cement consumption during the [20th] century adds up to around 4.4 gigatons (1 gigaton is roughly 1 billion metric tons). In comparison, China used around 6.4 gigatons of cement in the three years of 2011, 2012 and 2013 [...] The country is urbanizing at a historic rate, much faster than the U.S. did in the 20th Century. More than 20 million Chinese relocate to cities each year, which is more people than live in downtown New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago combined.</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/123666742/snapshots-of-cristi-n-undurraga-s-alberto-hurtado-memorial-museum Snapshots of Cristián Undurraga's Alberto Hurtado memorial museum Justine Testado 2015-03-24T15:18:00-04:00 >2015-04-04T22:36:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/be/be8xrfsuwu1tarw0.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 2010, a sanctuary in Santiago was completed in [Hurtado's] honor &mdash; at the very site where he founded the Hogar de Cristo back in the 1940s. The building was designed by Chilean architect Cristi&aacute;n Undurraga, of Undurraga Dev&eacute;s Arquitectos, and it is elegant and serene &mdash; a true space of contemplation. It also makes the most of simple materials: rough B&eacute;ton brut concrete, glass blocks and blond wood ceilings that don't overwhelm the artifacts on display...</p></em><br /><br /><p>Calming photos of the Santiago-based memorial museum, which Chilean architect&nbsp;<a href="http://www.undurragadeves.cl/?page_id=43" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cristi&aacute;n Undurraga</a> designed in honor of Jesuit priest Father Alberto Hurtado and his humanitarian work.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122302552/uc-berkeley-team-unveils-bloom-3d-printed-cement-structure UC Berkeley team unveils "Bloom" 3D-printed cement structure Archinect 2015-03-06T20:49:00-05:00 >2015-03-15T16:30:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t2/t25cmln8di0efp2o.jpg" width="514" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A UC Berkeley research team led by Ronald Rael, associate professor of architecture, will unveil today (Friday, March 6) the first and largest powder-based 3-D-printed cement structure built to date. The debut of this groundbreaking project is a demonstration of the architectural potential of 3-D printing. It will close the fifth annual Berkeley Circus, which celebrates the research and accomplishments of the College of Environmental Design (CED) community.</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/121663958/the-future-of-3d-printing-will-be-neoclassical-villas The future of 3D printing will be...neoclassical villas? Alexander Walter 2015-02-26T14:03:00-05:00 >2015-03-05T22:08:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/35/3584bad1dbce4a457da9cc721f4fa118.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Outside, across the car park of this otherwise unremarkable industrial estate, is a grand, neoclassical mansion that recently became a global internet sensation . It is the world&rsquo;s first 3D-printed villa. [...] Not all architects are convinced that 3D printing is good for architecture as a discipline. [...] "It may come without economic cost at a small scale but in architecture, if we are not careful, this is at the expense of integrity.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98258696/rapid-construction-china-style-10-houses-in-24-hours" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rapid Construction, China Style: 10 Houses in 24 Hours</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121446283/now-sitting-empty-brutalist-berkeley-art-museum-building-faces-unclear-future Now sitting empty, brutalist Berkeley Art Museum building faces unclear future Alexander Walter 2015-02-23T18:18:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T22:57:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/78/78fd189e1db5473fea39f1c46d3402d8.jpg" width="450" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On December 21, 2014, the Berkeley Art Museum permanently closed its iconic Modern building in preparation for a move to a nearby new building in 2016. Considered by many to be the Bay Area&rsquo;s most remarkable example of Brutalism [...]. Although the building is a local landmark and listed on the National Register, its intricate concrete forms pose seismic safety risks, leaving a future for the building unclear.</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/119583618/preserving-england-s-history-in-concrete Preserving England's history in concrete Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-01-30T15:11:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T17:39:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ec/ecd5dcc0cabe28ab74ebd0ea0ef30e50.jpg" width="514" height="794" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This week, English Heritage ... listed 14 late 20th century office developments as historic monuments. The buildings, all constructed between 1964 and 1984, will now be protected from summary demolition or insensitive remodeling, standing as examples of the best architecture of their period. [...] The buildings being spared might seem extremely modest, even provincial. That could partly be the point&mdash;the buildings are supposed to be representative of their country, after all.</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/117825945/students-branch-out-with-algorithms-and-natural-forms-for-aa-summer-dlab-white Students branch out with algorithms and natural forms for AA Summer DLAB::WHITE Justine Testado 2015-01-07T20:04:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T21:45:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1v/1v4s4mix8hm4d42f.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Resembling the surrounding tree trunks in London's Hooke Park forest, the Callipod installation was created by a group of 18 students who participated in the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/298/architectural-association-school-of-architecture-aa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA School of Architecture</a>'s Summer DLAB::WHITE at AA London and AA Hooke Parke for nearly three weeks last summer. Students in the yearly summer workshop explore algorithmic/generative design methodologies fused with large-scale digital fabrication tools that aim to enhance architectural design. Following the Summer DLAB's color-based agenda, WHITE focused on investigating organic formation processes and reinventing them through architectonic structures.</p><p>In the first phase of the workshop, students designed their own proposals that had to include an algorithmic process with a logical approach in the design in addition to illustrating how each concept will be fabricated at a certain scale. The concepts that students developed were then applied in the second phase of realizing the paleolithic-looking Callipod in a span of one week...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116360308/berkeley-researchers-solve-the-mystery-of-the-ultra-strong-and-durable-ancient-roman-concrete Berkeley researchers solve the mystery of the ultra-strong and durable ancient Roman concrete Archinect 2014-12-19T18:10:00-05:00 >2014-12-27T21:48:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ha/ha84t3ys87i9u39s.jpg" width="514" height="414" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The mortar resists microcracking through in situ crystallization of platy str&auml;tlingite, a durable calcium-alumino-silicate mineral that reinforces interfacial zones and the cementitious matrix. The dense intergrowths of the platy crystals obstruct crack propagation and preserve cohesion at the micron scale, which in turn enables the concrete to maintain its chemical resilience and structural integrity in a seismically active environment at the millennial scale.</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/107191804/how-concrete-floors-can-prevent-child-deaths-in-bangladesh How concrete floors can prevent child deaths in Bangladesh Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-22T19:34:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T14:18:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wa/wa6svnlv4o8r9aze.jpg" width="514" height="412" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>An initiative from <a href="http://archinect.com/archiveglobal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture for Health in Vulnerable Environments</a> (ARCHIVE) is working to decrease infectious disease rates in Bangladesh through a simple housing intervention: concrete floors. Homes with dirt or mud floors are prime gateways for gastrointestinal and parasitic pathogens, and both are widespread in the country's more vulnerable populations.</p><p>Children under five are particularly at risk, who are disproportionally impacted by such diseases to the point of morbidity or death. ARCHIVE's "<a href="http://archiveglobal.org/high-fives/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High Fives</a>" project aims to install concrete floors in 500 Bangladeshi homes by 2015 &mdash;&nbsp;a simple adjustment that ARCHIVE estimates would reduce children's risk of contracting parasites by over 75%, severely undercutting disease and mortality rates.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105786212/20th-century-architecture-is-it-the-end-of-our-concrete-jungles 20th Century architecture: Is it the end of our 'concrete jungles'? Alexander Walter 2014-08-04T13:57:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T13:59:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5f/5f60caf5f1f309b57f7992b13636cc44.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Concrete was the building material beloved by councils as they embarked on post-World War Two development. But it is fair to say many people were never quite as taken with grey skyscrapers and suspended walkways. Now several of the cities defined by concrete - Birmingham, Coventry, Hull and Portsmouth - are undergoing multimillion-pound makeovers. But what are they losing in their quest to be the "modern cities" of the 21st - rather than the 20th - Century?</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/105478812/requiem-for-a-nightmare Requiem for a Nightmare Alexander Walter 2014-07-31T14:09:00-04:00 >2014-07-31T14:45:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/44/44b994abce3bc8050040a954d82f86c3.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This week came the news that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is leaving its home in Washington, D.C. [...] Most importantly, from the perspective of thousands of D.C. residents, the District will finally be rid of the FBI's dark architecture. I will be sad to see the building go, as the city will almost certainly demand. Not only could it still potentially be put to good use, but whatever replaces the FBI Building will be regular, orderly, safe, and worse.</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/105350225/editor-s-picks-378 Editor's Picks #378 Nam Henderson 2014-07-30T15:14:00-04:00 >2014-07-30T17:40:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ke/kerbjdzs7y6mb4jn.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;Editorial Manager for Archinect, penned another essay in the "<em>non-conclusive series</em>"&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/330501/aftershock" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AfterShock</a></strong>.&nbsp;Titled <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/104803779/aftershock-3-brains-and-the-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brains and the City</a>,&nbsp;in it she explores a new world of EEG urbanism, GSAPP&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.thecloudlab.org/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cloud Lab</a>, brain computer interfaces and human architect-slash-neuroscientist designer(s).&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/5808858/chris-teeter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris Teeter</a>&nbsp;is very interested in this line of research. He believes, "<em>I think as a good option for finding a 'legitimacy' to the art and science of architecture, neuroscience, and more specifically phenomenology-neuroscience-architecture is a very exciting path what tons of potential.</em>"&nbsp;<strong>Thayer-D</strong>&nbsp;is "<em>Looking forward to the next installment, conclusive or not</em>".</p><p>Plus, <strong>#21&nbsp;</strong>of <strong>Screen/Print</strong>: featured <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/104868902/screen-print-21-log-31-new-ancients" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Log 31,&nbsp;"<em>New Ancients</em>"</a></p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br>As an offshoot of the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/378110/deans-list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deans List</a> editorial series, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104719391/fresh-deans-picking-the-brains-of-a-few-newly-appointed-leaders-in-architecture-education" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect interviewed a few of the newly appointed leaders in architecture education</a>, to survey their plans for the position at the very beginning of their tenure.&nbsp;<strong>anonitect</strong> defended Donna Sink's earlier comments which "<em>are tot...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104964608/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-concrete-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Concrete" Pinterest Board Archinect 2014-07-25T13:38:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T22:56:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wa/waxrf3o0uh1rrr1k.jpg" width="514" height="776" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <em><a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/concrete/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Concrete</a></em>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p5/p532xraz9rot6e23.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/masastudio/project/amangiri-resort-spa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amangiri Resort + Spa</a> in&nbsp;Canyon Point, UT by <a href="http://archinect.com/masastudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marwan Al-Sayed Inc. Architecture + Design</a>, Wendell Burnette and Rick Joy</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w6/w69xxw3j6671u6lm.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/5468796/project/oms-stage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMS Stage</a> in Winnipeg, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/5468796" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5468796 architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ou/ouw5ow7yf07i68yf.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/arkylab/project/xafix-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Xafix House</a> in&nbsp;Aguascalientes, Mexico by Luis Mor&aacute;n in collaboration with <a href="http://Arkylab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arkylab</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ko/koff99g6jiaakkcc.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/45216499/house-boz/97166663" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House Boz</a> in Gauteng, South Africa by <a href="http://archinect.com/NvdmArchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nico van der Meulen Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8k/8k61x1k2pfrhpjd2.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/cebra/project/grundfos-dormitory2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grundfos Dormitory</a> in Aarhus, Denmark by <a href="http://archinect.com/cebra" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CEBRA </a>&amp; NIRAS</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3t/3tz4xekqtbbhn9f9.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/19455964/belimbing-avenue/96294677" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Belimbing Avenue</a> in Singapore by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/19455964/hyla-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HYLA Architects</a>; Photo: Derek Swalwell</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1t/1t0lytbw33x12q90.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/104784449/office-house-luna/104865674" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Office + House Luna</a> in Buenos Aires, Argentina by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/104784449/hitzig-militello-arquitectos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hitzig Militello arquitectos</a>; Photo: Federico Kulekdjian</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p8/p8glclfjgyndyb6y.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/99419368/fernandez-leal-62/99420579" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fernandez Leal 62</a> in Mexico City by <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/99419368/raul-pe-a-arias" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Raul Pe&ntilde;a Arias</a>; Photo: Alber...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103780218/these-bricks-are-like-lego-for-full-sized-buildings These bricks are like Lego for full-sized buildings Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-09T12:46:00-04:00 >2014-07-15T10:50:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/52/52a91d30ab89d4a776afe488f9c56546.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Kite Bricks has developed "Smart Bricks" (S-Bricks) made out of high-strength concrete that can be used to make buildings rapidly, cheaply and energy efficiently. The bricks -- which are patent pending -- are much like Lego in that they come in a variety of forms for different purposes and can easily connect together, with rows of knobs along the top of bricks that slot into voids along the bottom of other bricks.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Check out this video explainer for the S-Bricks:</p><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97190063/shanghai-company-3-d-prints-village-of-humble-concrete-homes Shanghai Company 3-D Prints Village of Humble Concrete Homes Archinect 2014-04-03T17:00:00-04:00 >2014-04-04T10:50:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/19/19b51852ff05b61bbbed379d4d4c5c05.jpg" width="514" height="307" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A Shanghai building company has erected a small village of pitched-roof, 3-D printed structures&mdash;in about a day. WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co is behind the series of humble buildings, which each cost less than $5,000 each. The homes were created through the use of a 490- by 33- by 20-foot 3-D printer that fabricates the basic components required for assembly.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2t/2tpdtpqoy6l1qokj.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93501997/downtown-la-to-set-record-for-world-s-largest-concrete-pour Downtown LA to set record for world's largest concrete pour Alexander Walter 2014-02-14T15:31:00-05:00 >2014-02-17T17:11:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7e/7eb5114f7c803c9e3ce8491ad867e340.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The latest addition to the Los Angeles skyline &mdash; the New Wilshire Grand, the tallest structure to be built west of the Mississippi &mdash; takes a major step forward Saturday when more than 2,000 truckloads of concrete are driven through downtown for what is being billed as the world's largest continuous concrete pour. The slurry-fest begins at 5 p.m. and is expected to last nearly 20 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> http://archinect.com/news/article/93020114/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-concrete-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Concrete" Pinterest Board Archinect 2014-02-07T14:04:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T22:05:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3b/3beip3a3vhfm469b.jpg" width="514" height="665" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <em><a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/concrete/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Concrete</a></em>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r8/r8euaws5iz1uk61s.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/masastudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Desert City House</a> in Paradise Valley, AZ by <a href="http://archinect.com/masastudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marwan Al-Sayed Inc. Architecture + Design</a>; Photo: Bill Timmermann/Matt Winquist</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a9/a93joq616iielayo.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/40920362/municipal-auditorium-of-teulada/75242856" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Municipal Auditorium</a> in Teulada, Spain by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/40920362/francisco-mangado-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Francisco Mangado &amp; Associates</a>; Photo: Juan Rodr&iacute;guez</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w6/w6tq8po6s9fuaug1.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/10196497/hedge-house/77957772" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hedge House</a> in Wijlre, the Netherlands by <a href="http://archinect.com/Wiel-Arets-Architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wiel Arets Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/35/35m8wbsvv8g2hiq5.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/variableprojects/project/modular-variations-prototype-ii" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Modular Variations - Prototype II</a> in Minneapolis, MN by <a href="http://archinect.com/variableprojects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Variable Projects</a> with students of Modular Variations Design Studio, Bachelor of Design in Architecture Program, Spring 2013, <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/3277911/university-of-minnesota" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Minnesota School of Architecture</a>; Instructor: <a href="http://archinect.com/adammarcus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Adam Marcus</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rg/rg8fy61t61ee3twd.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/31790/ricardo-bofill-taller-de-arquitectura-headquarters/75880140" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura Headquarters</a> in Sant Just Desvern, Spain by <a href="http://archinect.com/ricardo_bofill_taller_arquitectura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ricar...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/76600954/thomas-edison-s-patent-for-the-construction-of-all-concrete-houses Thomas Edison's patent for the construction of all-concrete houses Archinect 2013-07-08T15:42:00-04:00 >2013-07-15T18:16:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d5/d551e9926394a602fce38b056db4872a.jpg" width="514" height="349" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Edison&rsquo;s idea: a house that could be built with one pour of cement. The process could eliminate not only the traditional work of erecting walls and roof but also much of the labor involved in finishing the interiors. Given the right mold, &ldquo;stairs, mantels, ornamental ceilings, and other interior decorations and fixtures&rdquo; would all be formed by the same giant piece of concrete.</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/75452113/ancient-roman-concrete-is-about-to-revolutionize-modern-architecture Ancient Roman Concrete Is About to Revolutionize Modern Architecture Archinect 2013-06-17T15:39:00-04:00 >2013-06-18T08:14:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d8/d8fce5577ffdd76ff26acb1eb53d08c2.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After 2,000 years, a long-lost secret behind the creation of one of the world&rsquo;s most durable man-made creations ever&mdash;Roman concrete&mdash;has finally been discovered by an international team of scientists, and it may have a significant impact on how we build cities of the future.</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/71555241/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-concrete-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Concrete" Pinterest Board Archinect 2013-04-19T17:21:00-04:00 >2013-04-24T11:59:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0d/0dlz502r7q8fdju1.jpg" width="514" height="808" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest </a>boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People </a>profiles.</p> <p> Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <em><a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/concrete/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Concrete</a></em>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l0/l0irirwxmgez5amo.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/65262291/pavilion-siegen/65271413" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pavilion Siegen</a> in Siegen, Germany by <a href="http://archinect.com/shaw-architekten" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ian Shaw Architekten</a>; Photo: Felix Krumbholz</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/82/82b7xt2c0fte0fsj.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/64737526/secondary-school-braamcamp-freire-pontinha/66561599" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Secondary School, Braamcamp Freire Pontinha</a> in Lisbon, Portugal by <a href="http://archinect.com/cvdb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">cvdb arquitectos</a>; Photo: invisiblegentleman.com</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/io/iooqvalh6nmafwdg.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/67594087/otsuka-dofukuten/67594088" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Otsuka-Dofukuten</a> in Kyoto, Japan by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/67594087/yusuke-seki" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yusuke Seki</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k0/k0ama6u3ymfkzt4l.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/pespanol/project/phase-i-of-the-center-of-interpretation-of-cave-paintings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Center of Interpretation of Cave Paintings</a> in El Cogul, Lleida, Spain by <a href="http://archinect.com/pespanol" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Prudenci Espa&ntilde;ol</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c1/c129g4sf1il0ghtn.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/gorlinarchitects/project/house-in-nova-scotia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House in Nova Scotia</a>, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/gorlinarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexander Gorlin Architects</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4d/4duspbktzaq6xmdh.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/57933/jindu-sustainable-pavilion/68593088" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jindu Sustainable Pavilion</a> in Hangzhou, China by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/57933/paul-lukez-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Lukez Architecture</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xn/xndd4s0tiki3sfrr.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/45500577/recent-projects/45500580" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House in Soan Garden</a>, Islamabad, Pakistan by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/45500577/arkam-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arkam &amp; Partners</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ox/oxkgiiowhgv9ndjl.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/7159/hotel-b-sico/47855442" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hotel B&aacute;sico</a> in Playa del Carmen, Mexico by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/7159/central-de-arquitectura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Central de Arquitectura</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dm/dm3rvwx4wx2ic2rt.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/braddicksonimages/project/craig-konyk-brooklyn-apartment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apartment</a> in Brooklyn, NY by Craig Konyk; Photo: <a href="http://archinect.com/braddicksonimages" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brad Dickson</a></p> <p> (Cov...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/69840388/poor-quality-chinese-concrete-could-lead-to-skyscraper-collapses Poor-Quality Chinese Concrete Could Lead to Skyscraper Collapses Archinect 2013-03-21T18:53:00-04:00 >2013-03-25T20:57:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1q/1q92vl636f6nju74.jpg" width="514" height="362" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Ping&rsquo;an Finance Center is planned to top out at 660m, making it not only China&rsquo;s tallest building but the second-tallest building in the world after the Burj Dubai. 80m has been built so far, but construction has been halted in the wake of the revelation from Shenzhen&rsquo;s Housing and Construction Bureau that substandard sea sand concrete had been used in its construction.</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/65921528/the-raw-design-movement-for-interior-design The Raw Design Movement for Interior Design Anna Johnson 2013-01-21T14:07:00-05:00 >2013-01-21T14:07:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4g/4gmikh6phtugperc.jpg" width="514" height="313" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In an industry constantly pursuing innovative design that is both environmentally and ethically sound, the implementation of raw materials is directing interior design in 2013. Natural materials are being sourced and taking on new forms as designers reinvent familiar items with sustainable credentials.</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/64746699/biological-concrete-invented-for-constructing-living-building-materials-with-lichens-mosses Biological concrete invented for constructing 'living' building materials with lichens, mosses Archinect 2013-01-03T13:27:00-05:00 >2013-01-07T18:22:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/um/umkskow97t04szy9.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Structural Technology Group has developed and patented a type of biological concrete that supports the natural, accelerated growth of pigmented organisms. The material, which has been designed for the fa&ccedil;ades of buildings or other constructions in Mediterranean climates, offers environmental, thermal and aesthetic advantages over other similar construction solutions. The material improves thermal comfort in buildings and helps to reduce atmospheric CO2 levels.</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>