Archinect - News 2014-08-01T18:50:30-04:00 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> http://archinect.com/news/article/60775148/dutch-scientist-proposes-self-healing-concrete Dutch scientist proposes self-healing concrete Archinect 2012-11-05T13:20:00-05:00 >2012-11-05T19:39:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cu/cueurp6ufpkkmlov.jpg" width="495" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Locating and patching cracks in old concrete is a time-consuming business, but rebuilding concrete structures is expensive. Jonkers thinks the solution is to fight nature with nature: he suggests combating water degradation by packing the concrete with bacteria that use water and calcium lactate "food" to make calcite, a natural cement.</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/59792515/editor-s-picks-287 Editor's Picks #287 Nam Henderson 2012-10-22T00:13:00-04:00 >2012-10-22T19:14:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lg/lget7lw0fjx3pqk1.jpg" width="514" height="271" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The latest Archinect ShowCase featured <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/59430856/showcase-cassia-co-op-training-centre-by-tyin-tegnestue-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cassia Co-op Training Centre by TYIN tegnestue Architects</a>. The project is located in Sungai Penuh, Sumatra, Indonesia.</p> <p> <strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/59343276/cornell-unveils-new-nyc-tech-campus-by-som-and-morphosis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The New York Observer reported on Cornell&rsquo;s plans (unveiled this week) for a brand new 12.5-acre tech campus on Roosevelt Island this week</a>. The master plan is by SOM and Field Operations, the first academic building is by Thom Mayne. <strong>snail</strong> commented "<em>So they would have us believe that a great center of future technological innovation will look like a standard tower-in-the-park development with a few curves thrown in, and an atrium borrowed from John Portman?</em>"</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vy/vyzd37ut4paz6u5p.jpg" title=""></p> <p> For his part <strong>toasteroven</strong> thought &ldquo;<em>cornell is trying to recreate MIT's medialab in NYC - on an island - by making a fancy new campus - BEFORE they've even established the program?...The city is making such a huge deal about this - but it seems like it's primarily being used as a marketing ploy to sell NYC as a new tech hub or something...it seems like there's a...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/59633733/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-concrete-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Concrete" Pinterest Board Archinect 2012-10-19T15:15:00-04:00 >2012-11-14T20:34:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2x/2x47bragowfze8vh.jpg" width="514" height="769" 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/81/81mfltuly2d92j9a.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/7159/casa-la-punta/47778473" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Casa La Punta</a> in Mexico City, 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/ed/edbxay2qzy1uguog.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/63480/st-in-a-roadside-stop-in-iceland/53053234" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">St&ouml;&eth;in Roadside Stop</a> in Borgarnes, Iceland by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/63480/krads" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KRADS</a> (Photo: Kristinn Magn&uacute;sson)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jw/jw57bgnab70eci77.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/braddicksonimages/project/modern-island-house-dominican-republic" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Modern Island House</a> in the Dominican Republic by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/52536716/rangr-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rangr Studio</a> (Photo: <a href="http://archinect.com/braddicksonimages" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brad Dickson</a>)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0q/0qoyz2cfcc7qmfro.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/54428815/house-of-san-jo/54430018" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House of San-jo</a> in Gwangju, South Korea by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/54428815/studio_gaon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">studio_GAON</a> (Photo: Youngchae Park)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/49/49t66j4fr96h6hcf.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/56158139/azca-experimental-playground/56353066" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AzCA Experimental Playground</a> in South Tucson, AZ by Studio Play, a fifth year studio at the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Arizona (posted by team member <a href="http://archinect.com/drewallen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Drew Allen</a>)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m0/m0r3t6wvnnp9lnin.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/50626791/archohm-studio/50642406" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archohm Studio</a> in New Delhi, India by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/50626791/archohm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archohm</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u3/u32ad846e516o5d0.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/14951240/hsu-house-mass-wall/50219942" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HSU House Mass Wall</a> in Danby, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/14951240/epiphyte-lab-llc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Epiphyte-Lab LLC</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ka/ka3nuitltbgga6vu.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/10196497/azl-pension-fund-headquarters/35945302" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AZL Pension Fund Headquarters</a> in Heerlen, the Netherlands by ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/55238965/stone-spray-builds-architecture-from-the-ground-up-literally Stone Spray builds architecture from the ground up ... literally Archinect 2012-08-13T18:04:00-04:00 >2012-08-13T18:08:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l3/l3cpguga0mogo3sc.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Using natural soil and sand, the Stone Spray can construct intricate solid structures at almost any location, even on vertical surfaces. The device was developed by architects Petr Novikov, Inder Shergill, and Anna Kulik as a research project to experiment with applying the concepts of digital manufacturing to construction work.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Visit the <a href="http://www.stonespray.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stone Spray website</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/49883433/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-concrete-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Concrete" Pinterest Board Archinect 2012-06-01T13:58:00-04:00 >2012-06-04T21:03:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n7/n7a7onhor0ipi009.jpg" width="514" height="514" 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 <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/concrete/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Concrete</em></a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nt/ntblxfo0u70j6qiw.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/23143077/residence-at-the-sea/38412503" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Residence on the Mediterranean Coast</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/23143077/manuel-herrera-ros-estudio-muher" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manuel Herrera Ros estudio MUHER</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/og/og9ce3asonh0dw3e.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/35247752/vivanta-whitefield/35248953" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vivanta Hotel</a> in Whitefield, Bangalore, India by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/35247752/wow-architects-warner-wong-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cj/cjw898rpepfooy08.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/10196497/academy-of-art-architecture/15511454" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Academy of Art &amp; Architecture</a> in Maastricht, the Netherlands by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/10196497/wiel-arets-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wiel Arets Architects</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tq/tqsom9hrqijb88sy.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/44392537/escuela-de-artes-pl-sticas/44393746" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Escuela de Artes Pl&aacute;sticas</a> in Mexico City by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/44392537/taller-de-arquitectura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taller de Arquitectura</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8h/8hlys1hrj9uibu5z.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/35524200/max-mara-soho/49306114" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Max Mara Soho</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/35524200/fzad-architecture-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FZAD Architecture &amp; Design</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ld/ldem09tvmeb7829m.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/106394/naha-city-gallery-apartment-house/38406470" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Naha City Gallery &amp; Apartment House</a> in Okinawa, Japan by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106394/1100-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1100 Architect</a> (Photo: Shinito Sato)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/so/sorr7h0cbwy1tyef.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/63480/summerhouse-at-langitangi/40554545" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Summer House at Langitangi</a> in Gr&iacute;msnes, Iceland by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/63480/krads" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KRADS</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6u/6uknbg43kpkvcn23.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/3418/al-sia-museum/41972769" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Al&eacute;sia Museum</a> in Alise-Sainte-Reine, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/3418/bernard-tschumi-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bernard Tschumi Architects</a> (Photo: Christian Richters)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9q/9q8lsqgxyrudnoc9.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/47825376/huludao-beach-exhibit-center/47915656" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Huludao Beach Exhibit Center </a>in Huludao, C...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/42083492/iran-smart-concrete-to-protect-n-sites-from-us-bunker-busters Iran ‘smart concrete’ to protect N-sites from US bunker busters Archinect 2012-03-20T12:23:00-04:00 >2012-03-21T18:24:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e7/e7c96e636e961bcd3dd9452d1a2879d4.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Unlike conventional concrete, Iranian concrete is mixed with quartz powder and special fibers - transforming it into high performance concrete that can withstand higher pressure with increased rigidity. Due to its combination, the new Iranian-made concrete is an excellent building material with peaceful applications like the construction of safer bridges, dams, tunnels, increasing the strength of sewage pipes, and even absorbing pollution.</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/37622653/how-boston-city-hall-was-born How Boston City Hall was born Archinect 2012-02-10T19:16:00-05:00 >2012-02-20T04:36:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/54/5464377331796e523238ab7e60ca3504.jpg" width="514" height="270" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Whatever else you might think about it, Boston City Hall is an improbable building. Call it a giant concrete harmonica or a bold architectural achievement, but to walk by this strange, asymmetrical structure in Government Center is to wonder how on earth it landed there.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Fifty years after a groundbreaking competition, two architects look back at the project that polarized the city &mdash; and gave it a new lease on life</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>