Archinect 2015-04-25T19:29:28-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/126075987/aia-cote-showcase-new-set-of-top-ten-green-projects-for-2015 AIA + COTE showcase new set of Top Ten Green Projects for 2015 Justine Testado 2015-04-25T11:36:00-04:00 >2015-04-24T21:18:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dz/dzlg8rqxikj1mgng.jpg" width="514" height="772" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The AIA and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) search the U.S. for sustainably designed projects that convey a thoroughly integrated approach to architecture, natural systems, and technology in the annual Top Ten Green Projects. Now in its 19th year, the program is considered to be the most rigorous program of its kind in sustainable design.</p><p>The jury evaluated the projects according to various criteria including the project's positive contributions to their communities, improving comfort for building occupants, and how design strategies were applied to reduce environmental impact.</p><p>In addition to the Top Ten-winning projects below, the Federal Center South Building 1202 designed by ZGF Architects Top Ten Plus Award. Previous Top Ten winners get a chance to scoop this extra special award, which demonstrates through quantifiable metrics the impact of sustainable design and technology.</p><p>(Cover image)<br><a href="http://aiatopten.org/node/442" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>University Center &ndash; The New School; New York City<br>Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill LLP</strong></a></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://aiatopten.org/node/427" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The Bu...</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/firms/project/22604145/under-stress/125992459 Under Stress by THEVERYMANY theverymany 2015-04-25T11:25:00-04:00 >2015-04-25T11:25:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l3/l32ei79hbdlbbmmh.jpg" width="514" height="590" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Under Stress </em></strong>by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY &#8203;is an architectural installation located in public areas of the Department of Computer Science at The French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation (INRIA). It utilizes programming techniques inherent in computer science to optimize the form and creating a pattern on the surface.</p><p>The structure engages the spaces with its intricate and gestural movements that effortlessly travel over the area. While providing visitors with iconic hubs for informal and spontaneous social gatherings, it expresses the tension between the&nbsp;dynamic interactions from the multi-directional and converging paths within the public spaces. As much a signal for the school, the installation becomes elements of enhancement for the school's identity.</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/126116902/nepal-7-5-magnitude-earthquake-strikes-how-can-we-help-rebuild-such-a-place Nepal : 7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes. How can we help rebuild such a place? Erin Lani 2015-04-25T10:48:00-04:00 >2015-04-25T11:40:32-04:00 <p><img alt="" src="http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/photo/47050429.cms"></p><p>Is there anything that we can do to help rebuild Nepal and its surrounding neighbors and regions? As a collection of architects, with friends all over the world and from many disciplines, can we get together a fund and a program that specifically seeks to help places in desperate need for help?&nbsp;</p><p>Casualties tend to be &nbsp;incredibly high in many of these areas when disaster strikes because they have not reinforced for lateral forces, generally speaking. In the last century, North America and countries around the world have managed to create the safest cities to be in if/when an earthquake will strike. More often than not, it came at great expense to the aesthetic richness and diversity of culture. For a country with such an identifiable and still very relevant heritage, an economy reliant on tourism, can we help rebuild a safer Nepal and keep their heritage and tradition intact?</p><p>I think we can. Any ideas on how to get started, who to contact? Does an <em>effective</em> avenue already exist?</p><p>Please ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126073578/primary-school-kids-could-design-australia-s-next-national-park-via-minecraft Primary school kids could design Australia's next national park via Minecraft Justine Testado 2015-04-24T20:50:00-04:00 >2015-04-24T21:22:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b2/b2vzv0vcwu964h9q.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Australia&rsquo;s next national park could be designed on the video game Minecraft &ndash; and by primary school children &ndash; if a new venture by the [NRAMLR] goes to plan. In a move worthy of Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation, pupils from the Adelaide Hills area have been invited to design their 'perfect national park' using the block-building game, with $8.9m allotted to bring the winning student&rsquo;s design to life.</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/126069552/the-new-skinny-kid-on-the-block-303-e-44th-st-promises-floating-gardens-in-the-manhattan-skies The new skinny kid on the block: 303 E. 44th St promises floating gardens in the Manhattan skies Alexander Walter 2015-04-24T19:16:00-04:00 >2015-04-24T19:29:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/om/om7puicvncgdr3kt.jpg" width="500" height="924" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There's another project coming to Manhattan that's even thinner: 303&ndash;305 E. 44th Street, designed by Eran Chen of ODA Architecture. At 47 feet wide, this one's the narrowest of the bunch. Developed by Triangle Assets, the tower will rise about 600 feet high, creating 115,000 square feet of residential space. [...] The design for 305 E. 44th is predicated on a stack of volumes; nested between them are the project's signature amenities, private gardens.</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://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/lina_bo_bardi_together/ Lina Bo Bardi: Together 2015-04-24T18:37:00-04:00 >2015-04-24T18:37:37-04:00 <!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://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/latin_american_incrementalism_from_previ_to_the_present/ Latin American Incrementalism: From PREVI to the Present 2015-04-24T18:35:00-04:00 >2015-04-24T18:35:31-04:00 <!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://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/2015_creative_futures_webinars/ 2015 ACSA Creative Futures: Architecture Student Recruitment Webinars Series 2015-04-24T18:29:00-04:00 >2015-04-24T18:29:04-04:00 <!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/126055079/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-outdoors-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Outdoors" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-04-24T15:09:00-04:00 >2015-04-24T17:22:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a6/a6vis0szuojmtdba.jpg" width="514" height="321" 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 <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/outdoors/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Outdoors</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yg/yg0xgoiiv1rhz6ya.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/urbanprojectsbureau/project/a-hard-working-house2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Hard Working House</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/urbanprojectsbureau" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban Projects Bureau</a>; Photo: Richard Leeney</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1v/1vu140l6q6505zdk.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/35788802/tuna-canyon-blvd-malibu-ca/35788803" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tuna Canyon Blvd Home</a> in Malibu, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/35788802/john-hamilton" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Hamilton</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ms/ms8a2rqwvbaalj08.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/122153879/house-passage-of-landscape/122153880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House Passage of Landscape</a> in Toyota, Japan by <a href="http://archinect.com/ihrmk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ihrmk</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5i/5iuk36ske9povrhy.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/fabiocostanzo/project/courtyard-house-of-stone" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Courtyard House of Stone</a> in Trapani, Italy by <a href="http://archinect.com/fabiocostanzo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio 4e</a>; Garden Expert:&nbsp;Lucia Gitto; Photo: Angelo Geloso</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o6/o65rdfgpmb6bfqsy.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/bromleycaldariarchitects/project/ocean-view-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ocean View House</a> on Fire Island, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/bromleycaldariarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bromley Caldari Architects</a>; Photo: Mikiko Kikuyama/Nathan Kirkman</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/or/orq6zhak3nvpzcrq.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/45216499/house-in-blair-atholl/125343872" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House</a> in Blair Atholl, Johannesburg, 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/29/29a2rmbygbkmhl28.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/51498127/modern-barn/125360786" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Modern Barn</a> in East Hampton, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/51498127/naiztat-ham-architects-p-c" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Naiztat + Ham Architects, P.C.</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/59/59rdjfwsh9nvhorf.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/50477611/trump-cadde/117944012" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Trump Cadde</a> in Istanbul, Turkey by <a href="http://archinect.com/gadarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GAD Architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/14/14svk7r8y6aemrn2.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/117902281/casa-datri-dasa/117971324" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">casa DATRI &amp; DASA</a> in...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126054273/artist-bedecks-decrepit-bates-motel-in-ghost-white-before-eventual-demolition Artist bedecks decrepit Bates Motel in ghost-white before eventual demolition Justine Testado 2015-04-24T14:34:00-04:00 >2015-04-24T14:55:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oz/ozdba6291tojl21w.jpg" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This project [titled 'Projection'], announced last October, is probably the first time in a long time that the old inn (aka the Sunset Pacific) has gotten so much attention. The Bates&mdash;whose nickname is as much a callback to 'Psycho' as it is to the motel's location near the intersection of Bates and Sunset&mdash;has been vacant for decades, except for the squatters and the occasional, totally fun-looking, likely illegal party</p></em><br /><br /><p>Artist Vincent Lamouroux went all out in covering Silver Lake's Bates Motel in stark white limewash for his piece titled, <em>Projection</em>, which officially opens on April 26. As of now, the derelict landmark will eventually be razed to make room for three mixed-users.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126049454/rem-koolhaas-tapped-to-design-los-angeles-temple-expansion Rem Koolhaas tapped to design Los Angeles Temple expansion Alexander Walter 2015-04-24T12:54:00-04:00 >2015-04-24T19:04:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3q/3q9yiqnz7omktcoi.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Wilshire Boulevard Temple, famous for its ornate 1929 synagogue, is trying to create another Los Angeles landmark, negotiating with the Pritzker Prize-winning Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas to design a building next door for special events. It would be open for use by the public as well as by congregants. &ldquo;Architecture is a form of prayer,&rdquo; said Rabbi Steven Z. Leder of the Reform congregation, which is in Koreatown.</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/125994868/archinect-to-host-party-book-launch-for-treatise-why-write-alone-at-the-neutra-vdl-saturday-may-2nd Archinect to host party & book launch for "Treatise: Why Write Alone?" at the Neutra VDL Saturday, May 2nd! Justine Testado 2015-04-24T12:48:00-04:00 >2015-04-24T13:29:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z0/z09vi8j32jlphcrh.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Mark your calendars for Saturday evening, May 2! Archinect is heading out to the Neutra VDL House in Los Angeles for the "Treatise: Why Write Alone?" West Coast book launch. Archinect, Neutra VDL House, and The Graham Foundation will be co-hosting the event.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d9/d9lm43u9q0ulwwkg.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vs/vsfo39xnm4nrfm5y.jpg"></p><p>Organized by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/90423/bureau-spectacular-jimenez-lai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jimenez Lai of Bureau Spectacular</a>, "Treatise" is a publication project featuring the collective works of 14 young design offices, who each explore the concept: <em>"Why Write? And why write alone?" </em>"Treatise" originates from Lai's Graham Foundation grant to pursue non-conformist approaches to architecture, and it made its debut as an exhibition in Chicago's Graham Foundation <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118901375/treatise-why-write-alone-to-debut-at-the-graham-foundation-this-friday" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in January</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.popupcoffee.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cognoscenti Coffee</a> will be serving espresso and espresso-based drinks -- including espresso-based cocktails! Special guests will soon be announced.</p><p><strong><a href="http://www.eventbrite.com/e/treatise-why-write-alone-book-launch-party-tickets-16715976937" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RSVP now</a></strong>. (The event is free!)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u8/u82mxcjw2tcn9omy.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6g/6g1q9w4nzahxe7id.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5l/5l6tvla8s8muswyy.jpg"><br><em>View of &ldquo;Treatise: Why Write Alone?&rdquo;, 2015, Graham Foundation, Chicago</em></p><p>Find more photos in the gallery below. More about Treatise <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118901375/treatise-why-write-alone-to-debut-at-the-graham-foundation-this-friday" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126048642/photographer-serge-najjar-captures-the-duel-between-man-and-architecture Photographer Serge Najjar captures the "duel" between Man and Architecture Alexander Walter 2015-04-24T12:42:00-04:00 >2015-04-24T12:43:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5a/5ah2m3tsvf3agiga.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The work of Lebanese photographer Serge Najjar shows a striking mix of vibrant colors and stark architectural geometry. His pictures generally feature a small, lone figure in the midst of an overpowering backdrop, giving an impression of man&rsquo;s smallness as he moves through the world he&rsquo;s created &mdash; an inverted power relationship in which the man-made dominates the maker.</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/firms/project/15426053/ghost-gallery/126045429 Ghost Gallery by Elliott + Associates Architects mjameson 2015-04-24T11:40:00-04:00 >2015-04-24T21:03:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iw/iweet2i6qejlfgtd.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Scope:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;1,060 sq. ft.</p><p><strong>Building History:&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>Constructed in 1911, the Buick Building was the first automobile showroom in Oklahoma City and began what is now known as Automobile Alley.&nbsp; Unlike most modern sales dealerships, this was a direct sales outlet built and owned by the Buick Motor Company of Detroit.&nbsp; With its limestone ornamentation and embossed name, the two-story structure was well suited to the early automobile industry. &nbsp;During the early decades of the twentieth century dealerships did not maintain large inventories.&nbsp; Instead, potential buyers were shown a model or two in the ground floor showroom.&nbsp; If the customer wanted the model it was then ordered from the factory.&nbsp; Due to small inventories, large showrooms were not needed.&nbsp; Moreover, by not stocking cars for sale, open car lots were not necessary in sharp contrast to dealerships today.&nbsp; By the late 1920s, small dealerships such as Buick were changing.&nbsp; By 1930, the Buick Building was used as a paint store with the Buic...</p> http://archinect.com/firms/project/22604145/vaulted-willow/125991654 Vaulted Willow by THEVERYMANY theverymany 2015-04-23T18:55:00-04:00 >2015-04-24T21:00:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rs/rsunkvkq11vgjx41.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Located in a public park, Vaulted Willow is an ultra-lightweight architectural folly where form, structure, and ornamentation come together into a single unified system. Acting as a destination landmark, the overall morphology offers programmatic possibilities for joyful play and instills the park's visitors with a sense of curiosity and discovery.</p><p>The branching legs serves to distribute the weight while generating an engaging space. Its two-way gradient, morphs into a colorful Cheshire motif that invites its youthful visitors for a game of hide and seek.</p><p>The colors, though originated in its immediate environment, were developed into a more artificial color scheme. The striated skin is an intricate assembly of structural shingles. These are similar, yet unique, digitally fabricated stripes that overlap through their extended tabs to double material thickness.</p><p>The result is a structure that is settled within the context of the park yet signals an iconic destination.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125983571/exclusive-photos-take-a-tour-inside-the-brand-new-whitney-museum EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Take a Tour Inside the Brand New Whitney Museum! aa6sqft 2015-04-23T18:38:00-04:00 >2015-04-24T10:04:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uk/ukubdy9rb9lsicbo.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>May 1st will mark a new era for the Whitney when its brand new home along the High Line swings its doors open to the public for the first time. A project that has been decades in the making, the $422 million structure designed by Renzo Piano is a game changer for a museum that had long outgrown its Upper East Side space.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fg/fgs0lxv7kqjdfeae.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e3/e3if2kutbxhdj18b.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j0/j093jmfk9idjwzgy.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8b/8bumyykj487sr9u7.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4k/4kmppoerzomfgffx.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bc/bcfqnp7965tunmrn.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125978727/architects-tell-all-in-a-global-survey-about-the-future-of-design-competitions Architects tell all in a global survey about the future of design competitions Justine Testado 2015-04-23T15:49:00-04:00 >2015-04-24T17:23:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ln/lngatfco6k6tf46h.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architectural design competitions have long been a crucial element in the field -- from the student level to starchitect status -- that can provide an international platform for drawing attention to pressing issues and new ideas in the world around us. Nonetheless, the typical structure of the competition is also in great need of its very own discussion. The <em>Architectural Record </em>and the Van Alen Institute conducted a global Competition Survey that asked architects and designers worldwide about what drives them to participate in competitions, what they like and dislike about the process, and suggestions for how to improve and rethink its format for the future.</p><p>Respondents fervently shared their input and personal experiences in the survey, which amassed a total of 1,414 responses from 65 countries. The Architectural Record and Van Alen published the results in three documents:</p><ol><li>A compilation of <a href="https://vanalen.org/content/uploads/2015/04/15.03.03_Comp-Survey_Report-on-Frequencies.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">raw data</a> from the online survey platform</li><li><a href="https://vanalen.org/projects/architectural-record-van-alen-institute-competition-survey/#propositions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ten Propositions</a> that highlight the main factors that...</li></ol> http://archinect.com/news/article/125764129/archinect-sessions-episode-26-modernism-peru-s-common-denominator-a-conversation-with-lima-architect-sebasti-n-bravo Archinect Sessions Episode #26: Modernism - Peru's Common Denominator; A Conversation with Lima Architect Sebastián Bravo Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-04-23T15:39:00-04:00 >2015-04-25T19:03:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/be/beav76flni453rdo.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week on the podcast, Paul shares an interview he did in Lima with <a href="http://archinect.com/bravoarquitectos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sebasti&aacute;n Bravo</a>, a local architect and maker of <a href="http://www.pacapaca.pe/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">award-winning pisco</a>. Studying and practicing architecture in a city with a very fresh history of terrorism and ongoing political corruption is no easy feat, and the rapidly urbanized/urbanizing city makes practicing all the more challenging, but Bravo is up to the challenge.</p><p>We also briefly discuss a recent workshop Paul attended with the <a href="http://archinect.com/ACSA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture</a>, which took a close look at why enrollment rates at architecture schools are falling, and the stereotypical misunderstandings of what skills high schoolers need to study architecture. In the news, we consider what it means for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125745572/we-ve-got-enough-millionaires-george-lucas-wants-to-build-affordable-housing-on-his-own-land" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">George Lucas to be building affordable housing in Marin County</a>, whether <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125510369/liquid-metal-discovery-paves-way-for-shape-shifting-robots" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">metal really can move by itself</a>, and briefly look to the deluge of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125835685/archinect-s-critical-round-up-for-the-new-renzo-piano-designed-whitney-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Whitney Museum reviews</a>.</p><p>Listen to episode twenty-six of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "Modernism - Peru's Common Denominator":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/125981161/miami-s-skyrise-tower-faces-legal-challenges-over-taxpayer-money Miami's SkyRise tower faces legal challenges over taxpayer money Alexander Walter 2015-04-23T15:37:00-04:00 >2015-04-23T15:53:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sw/swus92xyw30owg0w.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Last August, Miami voters gave a developer permission to lease land on the city's sparkling downtown waterfront to build a 1,000-foot, hairpin-shaped tourist tower [...]. There was one key promise: No public money would be spent on the $430 million project. Now, the city and county are being sued by Raquel Regalado [...] Why? Because developer Jeffrey Berkowitz is seeking $9 million from an existing county economic development fund to pay for infrastructure improvements [...].</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/125977921/quest-for-la-football-stadium-enters-the-next-round-carson-city-council-approves-its-nfl-stadium-proposal Quest for LA football stadium enters the next round: Carson City Council approves its NFL stadium proposal Alexander Walter 2015-04-23T14:26:00-04:00 >2015-04-23T14:36:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/65/65sx0jbuz38fuxtf.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Carson City Council unanimously approved a privately financed stadium for the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders on Tuesday night, barely two months after the public announcement of the $1.7-billion project. "There are two things we need in California: rain &hellip; and football," Carson Mayor Albert Robles said after the 3-0 vote. "And football is coming to Carson!"</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122582726/aeg-scraps-plans-to-bring-an-nfl-football-stadium-to-downtown-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AEG scraps plans to bring an NFL football stadium to downtown LA</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117649876/is-la-finally-going-to-get-a-football-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is LA Finally Going to Get a Football Stadium?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/125974691/a-closer-look-at-the-current-exhibition-the-landscape-architecture-legacy-of-dan-kiley A closer look at the current exhibition "The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley" Alexander Walter 2015-04-23T13:33:00-04:00 >2015-04-23T22:38:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7a/7a726b2369482913674da9e07246d64b.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley,&rdquo; an exhibition at the Center for Architecture, shows how modern landscapes often make a better case for modernism than the architecture itself. Over a span of 60 years, Kiley (1912-2004), a founding father of modern landscape design, worked for the best architects around, among them Eero Saarinen, I.M. Pei and Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill. He was fully versed in architecture&rsquo;s modernist strategies and overriding focus on form and abstraction.</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/schools/release/342/officer-sean-collier-memorial-opens-at-mit/125969859 Officer Sean Collier Memorial Opens at MIT iche 2015-04-23T12:13:00-04:00 >2015-04-24T21:06:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/co/cophwv8w5qwhiaik.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>MIT to unveil the Sean Collier Memorial, designed by Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture, J. Meejin Yoon. The unprecedented, solid stone five-way arch structure to translate &lsquo;Collier Strong&rsquo; into a permanent memorial for Officer Sean Collier.<br><br>Via&nbsp;H&ouml;weler + Yoon Architecture, LLP</p><p>Marking the second anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, the permanent memorial to Officer Sean Collier opens at MIT next week. The memorial is built at the intersection of Vassar Street and Main Street on the edge of the MIT campus to mark the site of the shooting. Designed to create an intimate space of reflection, the memorial is a five-point figure with a void carved from its center to create a shallow vaulted structure made of solid stone. As architect J. Meejin Yoon described the memorial: &ldquo;It needed to convey the feeling of absence and loss, so I designed the memorial as a five-walled figure with a void for reflection at its center.&rdquo; The memorial has been described as both a five...</p> http://archinect.com/schools/event/88/2015-undergraduate-thesis-spring-show-exhibition/125915256 2015 Undergraduate Thesis & Spring Show Exhibition sciarcnews 2015-04-23T11:17:00-04:00 >2015-04-23T11:17:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zf/zf2glppcwfwnvgct.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>SCI-Arc is pleased to announce the 2015 Undergraduate Thesis presentations and the opening for the school&rsquo;s end-of-year Spring Show exhibition, featuring student work from all programs.</p><p><strong>Thesis Presentations</strong><br>Friday, April 24, 2-6pm<br>Saturday, April 25, 10am-1pm &amp; 2-5pm</p><p><strong>Spring Show Opening Reception</strong><br>Saturday, April 25, 5-7pm</p><p>The undergraduate program at SCI-Arc supports and values thesis as an opportunity for students to both synthesize their undergraduate work over the part five years, and to also aim beyond that base of knowledge towards new propositions. It serves as a conceptual jumping-off point for them, as they prepare to graduate and engage in the field of architecture.</p><p>Graduating students will go head-to-head in reviews with renowned visiting critics such as <strong>Jeffrey Kipnis</strong>, <strong>Neil Denari</strong>, <strong>Nanako Umemoto</strong>, <strong>Craig Hodgetts</strong>, <strong>David Erdman</strong>, <strong>Peter Trummer</strong>, <strong>David Ruy</strong>, <strong>Francisco Pardo</strong>, <strong>Liam Young</strong>, <strong>Bill Fain</strong>, <strong>Barbara Bestor</strong> and <strong>Thom Mayne</strong>, the latter serving as special thesis advisor to the gradu...</p> http://archinect.com/firms/project/17874107/pratt-security-kiosk/125912032 Pratt Security Kiosk by Matiz Architecture and Design smatiz 2015-04-23T01:13:00-04:00 >2015-04-23T01:13:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w3/w369i84z17y6akoc.jpg" width="514" height="423" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Security Kiosk expands and expresses the functions addressed by the former security booth through form and attention to client needs. The kiosk is composed of a folding copper roof plane, which provides enclosure for a simple volume of concrete and glass. Transparency is maximized to monitor the surrounding area and the only exception occurs at the northeast corner where the electronic security equipment is enclosed. The copper provides a contextual link between the materiality of the campus and the kiosk.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125900756/society-of-architectural-historians-announces-2015-award-winners-and-fellows Society of Architectural Historians Announces 2015 Award Winners and Fellows Helena Karabatsos 2015-04-22T23:41:00-04:00 >2015-04-22T18:43:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x4/x48zzs2diztn3qt2.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Society of Architectural Historians announced the winners of the 2015 Publication Awards and the 2015 SAH Award for Film and Video at its 68th&nbsp;Annual International Conference Awards Ceremony in Chicago, Ill., on April 16. The Society also named four individuals as SAH Fellows for their lifelong contributions to the field of architectural history.</p><p><strong>2015 Publication Award Recipients</strong><br>Each year, SAH presents publication awards honoring excellence in architectural history, urban history, landscape history and historic preservation scholarship as well as architectural exhibition catalogues.</p><p>The winners of the Society&rsquo;s 2015 Publication Awards are listed below. The 2016 award cycle opens on June 1, 2015. For more information, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sah.org/conferences-and-programs/awards-programs/publication-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sah.org/publication-awards</a>.</p><p><strong>Alice Davis Hitchcock Book Award</strong></p><p>Richard Harris,&nbsp;<em>Building a Market: The Rise of the Home Improvement Industry, 1914&ndash;1960&nbsp;</em>(Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012)</p><p>Christopher Curtis Mead,&nbsp;<em>Making Modern Paris: Victor Baltard&rsquo;s Central ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125922478/architecture-of-paranoia Architecture of paranoia Alexander Walter 2015-04-22T21:19:00-04:00 >2015-04-22T21:23:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ai/ai5moqa35g4qurbd.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since terrorism has become one of the guiding forces in urban design, the incorporation of immense fortifications into everyday streets has spawned an entire industry of defensive architecture [...] The latest developments in this rising tide of urban paranoia are on display this week at the Counter Terror Expo in west London&rsquo;s Olympia, a sprawling trade show that proudly claims to showcase &ldquo;the key terror threat areas under one roof&rdquo;. It is an enormous supermarket of neuroses [...].</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/125909615/book-review-designed-for-the-future-80-practical-ideas-for-a-sustainable-future Book review: Designed for the Future: 80 Practical Ideas for a Sustainable Future Nicholas Korody 2015-04-22T18:40:00-04:00 >2015-04-22T18:42:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ls/lspw0ezv0s5tj87z.jpg" width="514" height="582" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>I have to admit to a degree of wariness when I first opened <a href="https://www.papress.com/html/book.details.page.tpl?isbn=9781616893002" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Designed for the Future: 80 Practical Ideas for a Sustainable World</em></a>, a new book edited by Jared Green and published by Princeton Architectural Press. The introduction makes some bold claims for a rather slim book with little text. &ldquo;We have the answers. We are both the cause of the problems and the solution to them,&rdquo; Green writes with supreme optimism. The book is a collection of eighty projects that leading architects, urban planners, artists, critics and thinkers chose as a response to the question: &ldquo;What gives you hope for the future?&rdquo; The criteria for their responses stipulated that they must discuss a project they admire, not their own. And the results are as varied as one might imagine for a question that is both vague and expansive.&nbsp;</p><p>More than anything else, the responses highlighted the mutability of the term &ldquo;sustainable&rdquo; within contemporary architecture discourse. &nbsp;Some of the responses, such as that of Katrin Kling...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125899946/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-66 Archinect's Employer of the Day - Weekly Round-Up #66 Justine Testado 2015-04-22T18:40:00-04:00 >2015-04-22T18:42:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qn/qn209axz4pa0wn34.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Heads up to all you job seekers and active employers. Here's our weekly batch of employers for Archinect's <em>Employer of the Day</em>. If you've been following the daily feature on Archinect's <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>, <em>Employer of the Day</em> is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work.</p><p>In case you missed them, check out the latest <em>EOTD</em> features:</p><p>1. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/51498127/naiztat-ham-architects-p-c" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Naiztat + Ham Architects</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153164166197247.1073743095.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/122294528/junior-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Junior Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/82/82rfu0he0tu63y1g.jpg"></p><p>2.&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/ikekligermanbarkley" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ike Kligerman Barkley</a></strong> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153161899607247.1073743094.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/ikekligermanbarkley/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/li/lipg21aaqlc6w8ui.jpg"></p><p>3. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/124898185/jeff-lewis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>JEFF LEWIS</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153159735697247.1073743093.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/124898988/design-assistant" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Assistant</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8p/8p5ws9i91q4yilch.jpg"></p><p>4. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/54172102/k-e-a-t-i-n-g" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>K E A T I N G</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153152306477247.1073743091.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/125435580/technical-production-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Technical Production Assistant</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2e/2eo6i75hpfw435q4.jpg"></p><p>5. <a href="http://archinect.com/baskervill" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Baskervill</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153149715212247.1073743090.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/baskervill/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x4/x43qposr3uorq2ja.jpg"></p><p>To follow <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/369546/employer-of-the-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Employer of the Day</em></a>, like Archinect's <a href="http://facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125910421/further-legal-setbacks-for-london-garden-bridge Further legal setbacks for London Garden Bridge Alexander Walter 2015-04-22T17:37:00-04:00 >2015-04-22T17:39:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/05/05sg2mvuyyyke8jc.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Campaigners opposed to the planned Garden Bridge over the River Thames in London have won the right to challenge a council's approval for it. The judicial review of Lambeth Council's decision to give planning permission for the &pound;175m bridge will be heard in June. Questions were raised about bridge's funding and its impact on views across the river of St Paul's Cathedral.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120969332/let-the-fighting-begin-london-garden-bridge-faces-legal-challenge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Let the fighting begin: London Garden Bridge faces legal challenge</a></p> http://www.bustler.net/index.php/description/farm_summer_studio_2015_mobile_living/ +FARM Summer Studio 2015: MOBILE LIVING 2015-04-22T17:14:00-04:00 >2015-04-22T17:14:19-04:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>