Archinect 2015-08-05T04:27:31-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/133508284/us-dot-tries-to-shame-congress-into-funding-transportation-infrastructure-with-showusyourinfrawear US DOT tries to shame Congress into funding transportation infrastructure with #ShowUsYourInfraWear Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-04T19:19:00-04:00 >2015-08-05T00:39:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wb/wbehnam5q4c3abc0.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>So beginning today and running throughout the August recess, we're turning our Instagram account over to you.&nbsp; Just snap a photo &ndash; please do it safely! &ndash; of the worn-out infrastructure in your neck of the woods and share it with @USDOT using #ShowUsYourInfraWear.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Public shaming has long been a tactic of the U.S. criminal justice system &ndash; there were the stocks of yore, the scarlet letters, and more recently, the tactics of felony court judge Ted Poe. Nowadays though, we tend to skip all the messiness of the public square and go straight to the internet to delve out shame &ndash; less as a sanctioned method of retributive justice, and more as a form of activism. Now, fed up with Congressional obstinacy to fund a long-term highway-planning bill, the Department of Transportation is joining the fray.</p><p>Using #ShowUsYourInfraWear, USDOT is imploring people to share pictures of surface infrastructure in disrepair with their Instagram, @USDOT. This isn't like a city's 311 service &ndash; tagging it isn't going to actually report it to local authorities &ndash; it's a rallying call for Congress to fund better transportation maintenance once it returns from a 5-week recess in September. The American Society of Civil Engineers issues a national <a href="http://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/a/#p/home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"report card"</a> every four yea...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133437552/kinetic-steel-museum-in-new-zealand-pays-tribute-to-illustrious-sculptural-artist-len-lye "Kinetic" steel museum in New Zealand pays tribute to illustrious sculptural artist Len Lye Justine Testado 2015-08-04T15:51:00-04:00 >2015-08-04T15:51:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oc/ocpa1gtpefvrrhpy.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth, Taranaki in New Zealand stands as an emblem of the sculptural works and philosophy of acclaimed artist <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Len_Lye" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Len Lye</a>, who was a prominent figure in the kinetic sculpture and experimental film movements throughout the 20th century. Celebrating its grand opening late last month with the&nbsp;Govett Brewster Art Gallery, the Centre is the culmination of a more than three-decade endeavor in building a permanent home for Lye&rsquo;s archive of work. As an expansion to the Govett Brewster, the Centre is the only museum in the country that is dedicated to a single artist.</p><p>The New Plymouth District Council financed the building through an extensive government-led fundraiser and commissioned New Zealand practice Patterson Architects Associates to design the new building. Keeping their true client &mdash; Len Lye &mdash; in mind, Pattersons fused significant elements of the artist's inspirations into their design, including Maori motifs, Greek classical temples, and the manipulation of ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133494604/start-em-young-teenaged-son-picks-architect-for-family-s-house Start 'em young: teenaged son picks architect for family's house Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-04T14:54:00-04:00 >2015-08-05T03:49:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6l/6ldeesdhft0ccw1z.jpg" width="514" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The family hadn&rsquo;t been in New Jersey long ... and they still missed their previous home, a modernist design that Ms. Wong, in particular, had loved. So Andrew, who was then in eighth grade, suggested commissioning an architect to build a modern house. [...] &ldquo;being type-A parents ... we thought maybe it would be an experience for him to work with architects and be intrinsically involved in building a house.&rdquo; [...] "He was interested in design, and they empowered him.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>More teenaged architecture dreams:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/18810722/teenager-builds-tiny-home-to-avoid-mortgage-trap" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Teenager builds tiny home to avoid mortgage trap</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132048886/work-life-balance-how-one-architect-collaborates-with-his-teenage-son" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Work-life balance: how one architect collaborates with his teenage son</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/133486545/taking-a-stand-against-privately-owned-public-spaces Taking a stand against privately-owned public spaces Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-04T12:52:00-04:00 >2015-08-04T14:13:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9r/9rm30y9oxsmpx2mr.jpg" width="514" height="309" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>the place where cities get &ldquo;remade&rdquo; is in the public rather than private sphere. Part of the problem, then, with privately owned public spaces (&ldquo;Pops&rdquo;) ... is that the rights of the citizens using them are severely hemmed in. [...] [Pops] feel too monitored, too controlled, to allow this communal activity to simply unfold. London, and many other cities, are failing miserably to enable diversity in people&rsquo;s engagement with such spaces.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More news from the public space:</p><ul><li><a title="Urban design influences how public protests can take root" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117134091/urban-design-influences-how-public-protests-can-take-root" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban design influences how public protests can take root</a></li><li><a title="Christoper Hawthorne on the recovery of public space in Los Angeles" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123839523/christoper-hawthorne-on-the-recovery-of-public-space-in-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christopher Hawthorne on the recovery of public space in Los Angeles</a></li><li><a title="Locals welcome The 606, a.k.a. Chicago's &quot;High Line&quot;, but anxiety for its future remains" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129171831/locals-welcome-the-606-a-k-a-chicago-s-high-line-but-anxiety-for-its-future-remains" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Locals welcome The 606, a.k.a. Chicago's "High Line", but anxiety for its future remains</a></li><li><a title="Not all sidewalks are created equal in D.C." href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128102115/not-all-sidewalks-are-created-equal-in-d-c" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Not all sidewalks are created equal in D.C.</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/133414232/generate-your-next-creative-idea-with-morpholio-s-journal-app-a-digital-super-tool-sketchbook Generate your next creative idea with Morpholio's Journal app, a digital super-tool sketchbook Archinect 2015-08-04T12:00:00-04:00 >2015-08-04T14:15:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fq/fqvy8ax97rg18cfn.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architects and designers have adapted to the digitization of the creative process, although trustworthy paper sketchbooks, notepads, and journals remain as an essential free-flowing workspace for brainstorming ideas. <a href="http://www.morpholioapps.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morpholio</a> conveniently combines both realms in <a href="http://morpholioapps.com/journal/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Journal</a>, a new app that redefines the portable sketchbook as a mixing chamber where designers, artists, writers, and all creative types can effortlessly record, organize, collage, or sketch to develop their ideas &mdash; right at their fingertips.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s9/s9xsdtiujptvxmmv.jpg"></p><p><strong>Journal Unleashes 5 Super Tools:</strong></p><p><strong>1. Sketch on anything, anywhere</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w4/w45a0xycoog8b7be.jpg"></p><p>Journal allows you to sketch and write on any media. Not everyone wants to start with a blank canvas and now you don't have to. Design over an image, get creative with a photo, or make backgrounds of any type. You can sketch on top of any surface, and the sketch will literally move, twist and scale with the image it's on. Draw on everything to build the ultimate archive of inspirations, ideas, and encounters; allowing the lon...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133432737/as-mining-threatens-kiruna-the-city-plans-for-possible-demolition-and-relocation-two-miles-east As mining threatens Kiruna, the city plans for possible demolition and relocation two miles east Justine Testado 2015-08-03T19:57:00-04:00 >2015-08-03T20:40:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eh/eh9x5wbcaw5g73x4.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a highly unusual case of urbanism, the whole town centre and its surrounding neighbourhoods are to be demolished...The 3,050 homes that would be affected by the impact of the mining &ndash; in addition to shops, offices, schools, the city hall and the hospital &ndash; will all be bought by [the LKAB mining company], knocked down and relocated. The process of moving the city will happen in phases, with the majority estimated to be completed by 2040.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Rapid mining activity in Kiruna is already posing a serious threat to the city, to the point that the mining company LKAB plans to relocate the entire municipality two miles eastward to prevent buildings from collapsing into the mine. <em>The Guardian</em> gives an overview on how locals are reacting to the relocation proposal, and how those two miles could completely change everything.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a title="Chinese coal mining company destroys nearly every building in protected village dating back to Ming dynasty" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121665563/chinese-coal-mining-company-destroys-nearly-every-building-in-protected-village-dating-back-to-ming-dynasty" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chinese coal mining company destroys nearly every building in protected village dating back to Ming dynasty</a></p><p><a title="Henning Larsen Architects wins Kiruna City Hall competition in Northern Sweden" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/81983612/henning-larsen-architects-wins-kiruna-city-hall-competition-in-northern-sweden" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Henning Larsen Architects wins Kiruna City Hall competition in Northern Sweden</a></p><p><a title="Louvre-Lens: helping a mining town shed its image" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/62803119/louvre-lens-helping-a-mining-town-shed-its-image" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Louvre-Lens: helping a mining town shed its image</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133432736/gulf-labor-initiative-renews-criticism-of-abu-dhabi-museums-over-migrant-workers-rights Gulf Labor initiative renews criticism of Abu Dhabi museums over migrant workers' rights Alexander Walter 2015-08-03T19:39:00-04:00 >2015-08-03T23:29:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8c/8c58ea12557e13c020905b54baa58b30.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Migrant workers building branches of the Guggenheim Museum, the Louvre and the Zayed National Museum on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi continue to face crushing debt, substandard wages and harsh working conditions despite recent efforts to improve treatment, according to a report published this week by Gulf Labor, a coalition of artists and activists. [...] the researchers found that &ldquo;underpayment is far and away the primary concern&rdquo; for the workers themselves.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This issue of labor rights in the greater gulf region previously on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122127345/an-updated-look-at-the-conditions-for-abu-dhabi-s-migrant-workers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An updated look at the conditions for Abu Dhabi's migrant workers</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127580581/bbc-journalists-arrested-for-reporting-on-qatar-s-world-cup-laborers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BBC journalists arrested for reporting on Qatar's World Cup laborers</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125842117/labor-violations-affirmed-in-latest-report-of-nyu-abu-dhabi-construction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Labor violations affirmed in latest report of NYU Abu Dhabi construction</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108467854/world-cup-slaves-scandal-qatar-holds-2-uk-rights-researchers-over-emigration-violations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Cup &lsquo;slaves&rsquo; scandal: Qatar holds 2 UK rights researchers over &lsquo;emigration violations&rsquo;</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96950936/high-culture-and-hard-labor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High Culture and Hard Labor</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/133427922/the-new-national-polish-radio-symphony-orchestra-cube-design-research-and-the-field-constructs-finalists-are-among-this-week-s-winners The new National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, CUBE design + research, and the Field Constructs finalists are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-08-03T18:48:00-04:00 >2015-08-03T20:00:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1u/1u9zv0ver19lv9ci.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on <a href="http://www.bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Check out Bustler recap #71 for the week of July 27-31, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/archinect_presents_dry_futures_an_ideas_competition_addressing_californias_/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect presents DRY FUTURES, an ideas competition addressing California&rsquo;s severe drought</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kj/kj2exq8on2lwyjqn.jpg"></p><p>Archinect is inviting everyone to send their design ideas to Dry Futures. The ideas competition seeks imaginative, pragmatic, idealist, or even dystopic design proposals that address California's severe drought. Send your ideas by September 1.</p><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133181511/archinect-s-dry-futures-competition-featured-by-msnbc-juror-and-nasa-hydrologist-jay-famiglietti-interviewed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's "Dry Futures" competition featured by MSNBC; juror and NASA hydrologist Jay Famiglietti interviewed</a></p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_field_constructs_finalist_installations_results_tba/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The Field Constructs finalist installations, results TBA!</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hm/hmy827rdfprng84i.jpg"></p><p>Field Constructs had participants propose a temporary outdoor installation for an abandoned landscape in East Austin, Texas. Winning designs&nbsp;&mdash; which will be announced soon&nbsp;&mdash; will be built for a local arts fes...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133421471/shipping-container-village-crops-up-in-oakland-offering-alternative-to-sky-high-sf-rents Shipping container village crops up in Oakland, offering alternative to sky-high SF rents Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-03T16:07:00-04:00 >2015-08-03T17:42:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/06/06qg8ibrtkdwyxjz.jpg" width="514" height="270" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Luke Iseman, 31, leases a 17,000-square-foot warehouse in Oakland in which he has built 11 micro residences out of cargo containers, Bloomberg reports. He charges $1,000 per months for each of the makeshift homes, which aren&rsquo;t legal, strictly speaking. [...] &ldquo;We have an opportunity here to create a new model for urban development that&rsquo;s more sustainable, more affordable and more enjoyable.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>More news on shipping containers and the Bay Area's residential market:</p><ul><li><a title="The Emergence of Container Urbanism" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/67510419/the-emergence-of-container-urbanism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Emergence of Container Urbanism</a></li><li><a title="Forget Big-Box Stores. How About A Big-Box House?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/49664422/forget-big-box-stores-how-about-a-big-box-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Forget Big-Box Stores. How About A Big-Box House?</a></li><li><a title="Airbnb rentals cut deep into San Francisco housing stock, report says" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128107747/airbnb-rentals-cut-deep-into-san-francisco-housing-stock-report-says" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airbnb rentals cut deep into San Francisco housing stock, report says</a></li><li><a title="No room for affordable housing in SF? Build it in Oakland" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124122059/no-room-for-affordable-housing-in-sf-build-it-in-oakland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">No room for affordable housing in SF? Build it in Oakland</a></li><li><a title="Looking to buy a home in SF? Good luck" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123600021/looking-to-buy-a-home-in-sf-good-luck" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Looking to buy a home in SF? Good luck</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/133418255/artist-carsten-h-ller-to-wrap-world-s-longest-tunnel-slide-around-the-arcelormittal-orbit-tower-in-london Artist Carsten Höller to wrap world's longest tunnel slide around the ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower in London Alexander Walter 2015-08-03T15:03:00-04:00 >2015-08-03T15:19:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f1/f1b12f9f11c61741b2a3822c447dee8a.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This week, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London&nbsp;announced that &ldquo;the world&rsquo;s longest and tallest tunnel slide&rdquo; will wrap around Anish Kapoor&rsquo;s &ldquo;ArcelorMittal Orbit.&rdquo; When the sculpture went up in 2009 after winning a design challenge, it proceeded to receive mostly scathing reviews &mdash; and&nbsp;a spot on the shortlist of the 2012 Carbuncle Cup [...].&nbsp;Today, Kapoor revealed that the slide is actually a work of art, designed by none other than Carsten H&ouml;ller at Kapoor&rsquo;s own invitation.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In other artsy-slide-related news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125208041/artist-carsten-h-ller-to-install-massive-slides-on-london-s-hayward-gallery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Artist Carsten H&ouml;ller to install massive slides on London's Hayward Gallery</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/23066079/carsten-h-ller-is-installing-a-slide-at-new-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carsten H&ouml;ller Is Installing a Slide at New Museum</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/blog/article/133411007/4-reasons-why-you-need-a-star-portfolio 4 Reasons Why You Need a STAR Portfolio Brandon Hubbard 2015-08-03T12:57:00-04:00 >2015-08-03T19:51:18-04:00 <p>Perhaps the most important component of any architecture job application is the portfolio. The key is to tailor the portfolio not only to the <strong>position</strong> to which you are applying but also to the correct <strong>stage</strong> in the application process.</p><p>As I covered in a previous article, <a href="http://www.thearchitectsguide.com/blog/2015/7/25/the-two-page-architecture-portfolio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Two Page Architecture Portfolio</a>, your first contact with an architecture firm should include a &ldquo;sample portfolio&rdquo; as a&nbsp;part of your application. This is usually two to five pages long and just like the resume it is a snapshot of your greatest work and experience. This is the approach I recommend at the outset, while at the other end of the application process - the interview - I advise a different approach. This is where the STAR Portfolio comes in.</p><p>What is a STAR Portfolio?</p><p>If you&rsquo;re not already aware, STAR stands for Situation, Task, Action and Result. The STAR Portfolio is a short document containing bullet points and images on how you dealt with a specific problem on a specific project. This is usually around te...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133408596/the-rise-of-communal-living-in-new-york The rise of communal living in New York Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-03T12:46:00-04:00 >2015-08-03T20:36:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vo/voqxzuymqge8q45y.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Pure House is among a handful of businesses that are renting rooms at a premium in exchange for access to amenities, a dormlike atmosphere and an instant community. For a certain set of New Yorkers, often new arrivals to the city with an income but no rental history, Pure House offers something of a reprieve. [...] The arrangement is a commercial outgrowth of co-living, taking life with roommates to a different level.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More news from the New York City residential market:</p><ul><li><a title="NYC's public-housing woes" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127597504/nyc-s-public-housing-woes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYC's public-housing woes</a></li><li><a title="Married Couples Take on Roomies to Adapt to Sky-High NY Rents" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124972879/married-couples-take-on-roomies-to-adapt-to-sky-high-ny-rents" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Married Couples Take on Roomies to Adapt to Sky-High NY Rents</a></li><li><a title="111 West 57th Street: The World&rsquo;s Skinniest Tower Will Also Be the Hemisphere&rsquo;s Tallest Residential Building" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118428219/111-west-57th-street-the-world-s-skinniest-tower-will-also-be-the-hemisphere-s-tallest-residential-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">111 West 57th Street: The World&rsquo;s Skinniest Tower Will Also Be the Hemisphere&rsquo;s Tallest Residential Building</a></li><li><a title='This New "Steampunk" Luxury Apartment Building for New York Should Fill You With Unbearable Shame' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115279170/this-new-steampunk-luxury-apartment-building-for-new-york-should-fill-you-with-unbearable-shame" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This New "Steampunk" Luxury Apartment Building for New York Should Fill You With Unbearable Shame</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/firms/project/60849067/tobin-center-for-the-performing-arts/133410202 Tobin Center for the Performing Arts by Marmon Mok Architecture Marmon Mok 2015-08-03T12:43:00-04:00 >2015-08-03T20:36:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oe/oevylcxkj06czed8.jpg" width="514" height="319" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Marmon Mok, in association with LMN Architects, is providing architectural services for the renovation and expansion of the 1920&rsquo;s era Municipal Auditorium into a &ldquo;world class&rdquo; performing arts center.</p><p>The design retains the fa&ccedil;ade elements, public entrance, and primary circulation of this historic landmark and completely replaces the interior auditorium structure with a multi-purpose performance hall that will serve the symphony, ballet, opera, touring productions and a wide variety of community events. The new plan is a juxtaposition of new and old elements which captures space for a 250 seat, studio theatre and the main hall which provides seating for over 1,750 patrons.</p><p>The exterior of the Tobin is enwrapped with a sweeping metallic veil to unite the disparate volumetric parts into a distinctive visual composition. Exterior lighting will animate the new skin and softly illuminate the rhythmic, detailed articulation of the historic fa&ccedil;ade. Through innovative uses of materials, adjus...</p> http://archinect.com/firms/project/54428815/mise-en-abyme/133361265 mise en abyme by studio_GAON Joowon Moon 2015-08-03T01:13:00-04:00 >2015-08-03T01:13:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7e/7e2ellchh2cuab0i.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>mise en abyme</p><p>Endless deep space is formed when you stand between two mirrors facing each other. This phenomenon is called &lsquo;mise en abyme&rsquo;, where frames repeat in a frame, producing an infinite reproduction of repeated image.</p><p>A project named &lsquo;mise en abyme&rsquo; is built in Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam, Seoul, where the context of the city is in constant change. The cube we made has frames continually overlapping inside to make spaces superimposed. The reason we constructed frames was to filter the surrounding environment, which changes fast in unforeseeable manner. Another reason was the occupation of the owner: being a photographer, who looks the world through a frame all day.</p><p>Nonhyun-dong, the site of this building, went through rapid urbanization process. It was only 40 years ago that the land used to be inclined agricultural area before urbanization, but now, there are rectangular blocks with houses on the steep land. Following the routine gentrification, the price of land has increased, rep...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133370895/dean-george-ranalli-in-sexual-harassment-probe Dean George Ranalli in Sexual Harassment Probe Terreform 2015-08-03T00:24:00-04:00 >2015-08-03T10:36:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mh/mhnxlmkzx38af8as.jpg" width="514" height="402" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>George Ranalli, 68, who has helmed the Spitzer School of Architecture since 1999, offered Ariella Campisi a ride home after the faculty holiday party at the Smoke Jazz &amp; Supper Club in December 2013, Campisi claims in a Manhattan federal-court lawsuit. Campisi, now 23, was there because she worked part-time as an office assistant for the architecture school.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Sad day for CUNY Architecture.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133129910/four-centuries-of-american-house-architecture-surveyed-in-one-charming-poster Four centuries of American house architecture surveyed in one charming poster Justine Testado 2015-07-31T19:16:00-04:00 >2015-08-03T18:43:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8i/8ig5xalz9g08burj.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://popchartlab.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pop Chart Lab</a>&nbsp;&mdash; the studio that gained renown for their infographics on culturally relevant topics like beer, cats, comic-book villains, famous TV characters, and so on&nbsp;&mdash; recently came out with "The Architecture of American Houses: A Structured Survey from 1600 to the Present", an enticing graphic chart that packs in four centuries' worth of American housing architecture.</p><p>The poster is a nifty conversation starter, showing off 121 styles ranging from 17th century post-medieval English homes, the distinct Tudor facades, the gabled roofs and A-Frames of midcentury modernism, to the McMansions that rose in the 1990s. The illustrations are conveniently organized into seven main categories and 40 subdivisions. Each poster is also individually numbered and signed by the artists.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/il/ilq35tqrb2vqa7cy.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7t/7t973xyxitaykhqr.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c8/c8mtd96eyn9z5zsm.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lz/lzdxcpxs1l1f5wmy.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/my/myex243izodlqghc.jpg"><br><em>Images via popchartlab.com</em></p><p>The poster is available for purchase <a href="http://popchartlab.com/products/the-architecture-of-american-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>h/t <a href="http://www.visualnews.com/2015/07/25/home-in-on-4-centuries-of-american-house-architecture-with-this-print/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Visual News</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133197580/apple-reportedly-grabbing-a-little-piece-of-san-francisco-real-estate Apple reportedly grabbing a little piece of San Francisco real estate Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-31T18:35:00-04:00 >2015-07-31T18:35:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h7/h7nko4yx8ifwlwo7.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Apple Inc.] reached an agreement to rent about 76,000 square feet of office space in the South of Market neighborhood&rsquo;s 235 Second St. [...] the area has some of the highest monthly asking rents in the city at about $66 a square foot. [...] Apple and Facebook have been notable holdouts as Silicon Valley giants like Google and Linkedin gradually expanded their footprints in San Francisco.</p></em><br /><br /><p>&#8203;More news from Apple and San Francisco:</p><ul><li><a title="Apple invites visitors to gaze at its 'spaceship' from new observation deck" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133107408/apple-invites-visitors-to-gaze-at-its-spaceship-from-new-observation-deck" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple invites visitors to gaze at its 'spaceship' from new observation deck</a></li><li><a title="Drone footage shows the latest construction status of the Foster-designed Apple campus" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117649070/drone-footage-shows-the-latest-construction-status-of-the-foster-designed-apple-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Drone footage shows the latest construction status of the Foster-designed Apple campus</a></li><li><a title="Can't find office space in San Francisco? Try the mall." href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128651497/can-t-find-office-space-in-san-francisco-try-the-mall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Can't find office space in San Francisco? Try the mall.</a></li><li><a title="Uber HQ headed to San Francisco's Mission Bay" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128246762/uber-hq-headed-to-san-francisco-s-mission-bay" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Uber HQ headed to San Francisco's Mission Bay</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/133196777/scott-killinger-named-interim-dean-of-unl-s-college-of-architecture Scott Killinger named interim dean of UNL's College of Architecture Alexander Walter 2015-07-31T18:19:00-04:00 >2015-07-31T18:20:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/si/sirzr88kprqnzj8u.jpg" width="485" height="696" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Scott Killinger was named interim dean of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Architecture, the university said Thursday. [...] Killinger, who replaces interim dean Kim Wilson, will also be responsible for helping UNL find a permanent dean of the College of Architecture. The college has been without a permanent dean since Wayne Drummond left the post in 2011.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/14744391/university-of-nebraska-lincoln" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UNL</a> in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125203192/proposed-merger-of-university-of-nebraska-lincoln-architecture-arts-colleges-met-with-criticism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Proposed merger of University of Nebraska-Lincoln architecture, arts colleges met with criticism</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93815353/university-of-nebraska-lincoln-proposes-merger-of-architecture-arts-schools" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Nebraska-Lincoln proposes merger of architecture, arts schools</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/133183117/thyssenkrupp-s-cable-free-elevator-test-tower-tops-out-in-less-than-10-months ThyssenKrupp's cable-free elevator test tower tops out in less than 10 months Justine Testado 2015-07-31T15:35:00-04:00 >2015-08-03T13:33:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nt/ntx9g86fe3kchlh8.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://thyssenkrupp.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ThyssenKrupp</a>'s MULTI elevator test tower is happening, indeed&nbsp;&mdash; and at a seemingly impressive rate. Less than 10 months after starting construction, the currently 232-meter structure in the German city of Rottweil recently celebrated its topping out. ThyssenKrupp is aiming to have the tower fully built and go into operation by the end of 2016. Once complete, the company will begin testing the first units of their cable-free MULTI elevator system, which they <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114965218/up-and-down-side-to-side-thyssenkrupp-s-cable-free-multi-elevator-to-begin-testing-in-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">unveiled late last year</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c1/c1bhkz480ue526ud.jpg"></p><p>ThyssenKrupp credits the tower's smooth construction progress through the use of "an innovative slipforming technique&nbsp;&mdash; all on time and on budget", and they obviously won't be slowing down anytime soon. The final glass story and the top of the elevator shafts will be added to the tower over the next two weeks, bringing the structure up to 244 meters. The tower will then reach its 246 height when the facade is complete.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h7/h7yya81vf3esdzzo.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ta/ta1c81tazzbkha87.jpg"></p><p>Interior work for the tower is scheduled for mid-August. Building services and elevator e...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133185532/boston-s-john-hancock-tower-is-now-200-clarendon Boston's John Hancock Tower is now '200 Clarendon' Alexander Walter 2015-07-31T14:44:00-04:00 >2015-08-03T11:49:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p8/p8tz65paf127e9sd.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>You can still call it the John Hancock Tower, but the company that paid $930 million for New England&rsquo;s tallest building can&rsquo;t. Now that John Hancock&rsquo;s last lease in the office building has expired, owner Boston Properties Inc. can no longer use the financial services company&rsquo;s name on the property.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118427416/boston-s-tallest-new-skyscraper-in-40-years-breaking-ground-today" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boston&rsquo;s tallest new skyscraper in 40 years breaking ground today</a></li><li><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/john_hancock_tower_receives_the_2011_aia_twenty-five_year_award/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boston&rsquo;s John Hancock Tower Receives the 2011 AIA Twenty-Five Year Award</a> (on Bustler)</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/133181511/archinect-s-dry-futures-competition-featured-by-msnbc-juror-and-nasa-hydrologist-jay-famiglietti-interviewed Archinect's "Dry Futures" competition featured by MSNBC; juror and NASA hydrologist Jay Famiglietti interviewed Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-31T14:16:00-04:00 >2015-08-01T00:38:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vi/viaox333s53i02kt.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Despite recent <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131348933/as-californians-let-their-lawns-turn-golden-water-conservation-targets-were-exceeded-in-may" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">successes in water conservancy</a> and summer rainfall in the state, the California drought is still &ldquo;probably worse than most people recognize,&rdquo; according to Jay Famiglietti, senior water scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and juror on Archinect&rsquo;s <a href="http://dryfutures.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dry Futures competition</a>. Famiglietti spoke with Jos&eacute; D&iacute;az-Balart on MSNBC&rsquo;s &ldquo;The Rundown&rdquo; earlier this morning, about the current state of California&rsquo;s water crisis and Dry Future&rsquo;s call to action for architects to respond.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gs/gsebgnjoe7mew7h8.jpg"></p><p>While the drought has been receiving widespread media attention, both within the state and nationwide, it can still be difficult to convince people of the severity of the situation. &ldquo;No snow in the mountains, reservoir levels are exceptionally low, groundwater levels are declining," Famiglietti told D&iacute;az-Balart. "We&rsquo;re in pretty rough shape.&rdquo;</p><p>Famiglietti&rsquo;s research on groundwater depletion began twenty years ago, working with NASA&rsquo;s GRACE project (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) to track an...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133183115/cities-don-t-see-much-economic-gain-from-sports-stadiums-says-stanford-economist Cities don't see much economic gain from sports stadiums, says Stanford economist Alexander Walter 2015-07-31T13:47:00-04:00 >2015-08-03T23:59:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nm/nmm3sm8fkalfj455.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When an NFL team wants to build a new stadium, it often argues that the facility would boost the local economy. But that is not true, says Roger Noll, a Stanford professor emeritus in economics. [...] "NFL stadiums do not generate significant local economic growth, and the incremental tax revenue is not sufficient to cover any significant financial contribution by the city," said Noll, a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121585222/how-to-shop-for-an-nfl-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How to shop for an NFL stadium</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/14152735/los-angeles-nfl-stadium-and-convention-center-project-would-boost-tax-revenue-studies-find" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles NFL stadium and Convention Center project would boost tax revenue, studies find</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/features/article/133034307/work-on-work-exhibition-turns-public-space-into-office-space "Work on Work" exhibition turns public space into office space Julia Ingalls 2015-07-31T11:55:00-04:00 >2015-08-03T12:26:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ci/ciz3ogg8b40zjcn5.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If the current exhibition at Los Angeles&rsquo; Architecture + Design Museum was titled by a sarcastic person, it would be called "Work/Life Balance: Pshaw!" As it is, the infographic-laden collection of vinyl banners loosely mounted to stacks of brown boxes, co-organized by Gensler and UCLA&rsquo;s cityLAB, is called "Work on Work", and it is both the history of and the proposed future for society's daily grind. And man, what a grind it is.</p> http://archinect.com/firms/project/115510201/toro-nyc/133174874 Toro NYC by New World Design Build INC. NewWorld 2015-07-31T11:12:00-04:00 >2015-07-31T15:20:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l6/l645e54skany6jvy.jpg" width="514" height="334" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The 120 seat dining room channels the spirit of Barcelona&rsquo;s lively tapas bars and features a mix of both industrial and refined elements with nods to the buildings history as a factory as well as capturing the surrounding cityscape through expansive 18ft windows. The space invites you to either dine with friends or enjoy a cocktail and quick bite at the sleek bar or busy plancha. And if you are really curious, order a porron off the wall guarded by the head of our well fought Spanish bull.</p> http://archinect.com/firms/project/67922084/sjdc-parsons/133173262 SJDC Parsons by Rice+Lipka Architects Rice+Lipka Architects 2015-07-31T10:37:00-04:00 >2015-07-31T15:22:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bn/bnkchpcrod9dk5qg.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.newschool.edu/johnsondesigncenter/subpage.aspx?id=35173" target="_blank">Sheila C. Johnson Design Center</a>&nbsp;unites the four buildings that comprise the campus of Parsons The New School for Design and organizes a range of shared spaces around a new urban quad. New entries on Fifth Avenue and West 13th Street connect internally to provide access to the center&rsquo;s new auditorium, galleries, archives center, student critique area,&nbsp;orientation center, and meeting rooms.</p><p>Stripped to expose its substantial concrete encased steel structure, the buildings&rsquo; character provides a raw and varied industrial context for new, more refined architectural interventions. A new transparent fa&ccedil;ade of deepset windows that wrap 250 feet around the complex&rsquo;s perimeter frames student work within. Made possible through the generous gift of Sheila&nbsp;C. Johnson, the Center recognizes the urban context of the institution, reflects The New School&rsquo;s commitment to the new, and places on view to the street the innovative work being produced at the University.</p>... http://archinect.com/firms/project/63734198/packer-collegiate-institute-lower-school-classrooms/133170040 PACKER COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE LOWER SCHOOL CLASSROOMS by Hudson Studio Architects hudsonstudioarchitects 2015-07-31T09:35:00-04:00 >2015-07-31T15:16:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kz/kz9vyc3viba3shcf.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Spanning over 150 years of history, Packer Collegiate Institute is a K-12 independent school on a historic half-acre Victorian Gothic campus in the unique urban environment of New York's Brooklyn Heights.&nbsp;<br><br>Hudson Studio Architects has been working with Packer Collegiate since 2009 starting with a Master Plan for the Science Wing, the Upper and Lower School classrooms, all to be accomplished in a series of summers. They worked closely with teachers and administrators to best meet the needs of Packer&rsquo;s exciting teaching methodology while practicing sustainable design.&nbsp;<br><br>The Summer 2014 phase of renovation focused on the Lower School and included ten Classrooms, a Learning Specialist suite, seven Tutoring Rooms, a new Lower School Music Room, Second and Third Floor hallways, and lighting in the Founders Stairway.&nbsp;<br><br>The Music Room was moved to allow like grades to be clustered together. Each classroom now has state-of-the-art touchscreen technology, ample whiteboard and tackboard surfaces, a...</p> http://archinect.com/people/project/20595173/the-lines-of-the-water/133148399 The Lines of the water by Juan Luis Campoy Juan Luis Campoy 2015-07-31T02:50:00-04:00 >2015-07-31T15:17:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/00/00z6xraokzvajtmx.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Location:</strong> Escales del Carrer de la Pera</p><p><strong>Client:</strong> Girona City Council</p><p><strong>Area:</strong> 120 m2</p><p><strong>Year:</strong> 2013</p><p>The installation is promoted to be built during the "Temps de Flors" flower exhibition, the biggest show in the city, attracting&nbsp;almost 1 million visitants every year.</p><p>The entire installation is intended to evoke a tactile sensations walk of the fields of reed (=<em>Phragmites australis</em>) in wetlands.<br>The street is defined as a river of people where the reed is presented as a trace of the presence of water and a witness of the environmental values &#8203;&#8203;of these ecosystems, accompanying the visitors, and wrapping them with the color, texture and fragility of these plants, in contrast with the hard and impremeable, stone of the city.</p><p>In wetlands the reed grows abundantly.The fragile stem cane, that can make up to 3 feet high, springs in inflorescences like a feather duster. It looks to be soft by touching. The beauty of this inflorescence is not found in the shape or the color of a single unit, but extensions...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133130715/will-turning-california-farmland-into-residential-development-help-save-water Will turning California farmland into residential development help save water? Alexander Walter 2015-07-30T21:00:00-04:00 >2015-08-03T17:12:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e2/e248abf9cc7c7712c74cddffdfeab88a.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The drought in California has gone on so long, and is so severe, that it's beginning to change the way people are designing residential communities &mdash; in unexpected ways, and unexpected places. [...] There will also be a system for treating and sending wastewater back into the aquifer underneath the city. [...] Not everyone is convinced it will use less water. Phil Desatoff is with a local water district that is suing Reedley over the development's environmental review.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Got some design solutions up your sleeve that could help&nbsp;alleviate California's ongoing historic drought? Check out Archinect's recently launched <strong><a href="http://www.dryfutures.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dry Futures</a></strong>&nbsp;ideas competition, and submit your entry by September 1st.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://dryfutures.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/f8/f8xfni2nf4bnpbd6.jpg"></a></p><p><em>Have an idea for how to address the drought with design? Submit your ideas to the&nbsp;<a href="http://dryfutures.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dry Futures competition</a>!</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133121876/sculptor-larry-bell-s-influence-on-frank-gehry Sculptor Larry Bell's influence on Frank Gehry Alexander Walter 2015-07-30T18:34:00-04:00 >2015-07-30T18:36:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/03/036342ivi88en1wi.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architect Frank Gehry has often talked about the influence artists have had on his building designs. [...] An early work from the 1960s by sculptor Larry Bell in the Frank Lloyd show offers a partial template for a Gehry design built three decades ago in Toluca Lake. Gehry's World Savings and Loan branch at Riverside Drive and Mariota Avenue is a sky-lighted, one-story hall framed by tall facades out front and in the back, as if a full second story had been planned but never built.</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/133119466/frank-lloyd-wright-s-unity-temple-getting-a-23m-restoration Frank Lloyd Wright's "Unity Temple" getting a $23M restoration Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-30T18:15:00-04:00 >2015-08-03T15:13:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1p/1pnxfgljidagv3h4.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>this is the deluxe rehabilitation package, a stark contrast to the mostly emergency work that's been done through the years to keep the building grunting along. [...] &ldquo;It's one of Frank Lloyd Wright's greatest works, and it's a masterpiece of modern architecture ... It's a building that changed a lot of architects' ideas about what architecture could do.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The $23 million comes from a variety of sources, including part of a <a 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">$1.75M Getty grant to fix compromised concrete in "Important Modern Buildings"</a>, and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83932/unity-temple-wins-200-000-federal-grant-to-aid-repairs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">$200K in federal funds for general repairs</a>. Unity Temple is also one of ten FLW buildings <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119816278/10-frank-lloyd-wright-buildings-nominated-to-unesco-world-heritage-list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recently nominated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites</a>.</p>