Archinect 2017-05-27T06:09:04-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150009500/as-the-cities-change-google-street-view-records As the cities change, Google Street View records Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-05-26T15:27:00-04:00 >2017-05-26T20:33:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/74/74ghto7h7zjem7r6.jpg" width="650" height="422" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s been a decade since Google Street View launched, giving folks all the tools they need to virtually travel to far-flung places without leaving the comfort of their couch. But the tool is also useful for those who are curious about the evolution of places over time&mdash;and few places have experienced as drastic a change to their landscape in the past decade as New York City.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Consider how much NYC has transformed in the past ten years. It is hard to even imagine the city's appearance in 2007 &mdash; prior to&nbsp;20 skyscrapers' rising above the southern side of Central Park, before projects like <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/53803/hudson-yards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hudson Yards</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/2191/high-line/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the High Line</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/494045/pacific-park-brooklyn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pacific Park </a>even begun their construction,&nbsp;and back when&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/252581/williamsburg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Williamsburg</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/360148/long-island-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Long Island City</a> were not nearly as dense as today.</p><p>To see it for yourself, head over to <a href="https://www.google.com/streetview/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google Street View</a> for some time-traveling. The feature can be activated by pressing the clock icon below your location.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8m/8msxl7mpufjcbiud.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/aw/awp3si907qkct6po.jpg"><em>View of 339 11th St in 2009 vs 2016</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150009491/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-outdoors-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Outdoors" Pinterest Board Archinect 2017-05-26T14:44:00-04:00 >2017-05-26T14:44:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8d/8d5ukt0q6v7qcptl.jpg" width="650" height="975" 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/650x/o5/o54g130s9l5rcjvv.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/MESURA/project/a-cut-stone-garden" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A cut stone garden</a> in Peratallada, Spain by <a href="http://archinect.com/MESURA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MESURA</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ot/otuck1i646bh1fer.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/obermeyer.la/project/preston" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PRESTON</a> in Venice, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/obermeyer.la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OBERMEYER</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/59/59lcpgjd72gumwsb.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/piercyandcompany/project/kew-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House</a> in Kew Green, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/piercyandcompany" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Piercy&amp;Company</a>; Photo: Jack Hobhouse</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sy/sy3bdwaqvmcpkuap.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/zcdarchitects/project/stoke-newington" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stoke Newington</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/zcdarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ZCD Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/io/iocv0sao6f62zof7.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/54428815/the-house-of-prajna/149999210" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The House of Prajna</a> in Kwachon, South Korea by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/54428815/studio_gaon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">studio_GAON</a>; Photo: Yong Kwan Kim</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9g/9g29yy9rk2m4w3r0.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/openarch/project/tsinghua-ocean-center5" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tsinghua Ocean Center</a> in Shenzhen, China by <a href="http://archinect.com/openarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OPEN Architecture</a>; Photo: Iwan Baan</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ns/ns4z3hnjh6v3xp8w.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/3360816/finansbank-headquarters-interiors/149999120" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Finansbank Headquarters Interiors</a> in Istanbul, Turkey by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/3360816/pei-cobb-freed-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pei Cobb Freed &amp; Partners</a>; Photo: Fernando Guerra</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ct/ctgll4ew87qodsx7.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/marthaschwartzpartners/project/beiqijia-technology-business-district" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beiqijia Technology Business District</a> in Beijing, China by <a href="http://archinect.com/marthaschwartzpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Martha Schwartz Partners</a>; Photo: Terrence Zhang</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gt/gttsqminix7k9hc1.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/martinkovicmilford/project/digby-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Digby Residence</a> in San Francisco, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/martinkovicmilford" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Martinkovi...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150009484/four-projects-shortlisted-for-2017-moriyama-raic-prize Four projects shortlisted for 2017 Moriyama RAIC Prize Justine Testado 2017-05-26T13:42:00-04:00 >2017-05-26T13:43:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4a/4ai0pvp12104gr69.jpg" width="650" height="459" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's down to the final four for the 2017 Moriyama RAIC Prize. Established in 2014 by notable Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama along with the RAIC and the RAIC Foundation, the CAD$100,000 prize celebrates a single architectural project that is &ldquo;transformative within its social context&rdquo; and deemed exemplary of positively impactful and inclusive design.</p></em><br /><br /><p>&ldquo;The Prize is aimed at encouraging architects to be service-oriented rather than just focusing on producing something that looks good in magazines,&rdquo;&nbsp;says&nbsp;Raymond Moriyama.&nbsp;&ldquo;It&rsquo;s to serve the community and humanity.&rdquo; Back in 2014, Li Xiaodong <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111179592/reporting-from-toronto-li-xiaodong-wins-inaugural-moriyama-raic-international-prize-for-the-liyuan-library" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">won</a> the inaugural prize.</p><p>Here's a glimpse of the 2017 shortlist:</p><p><strong>&#8203;8 House, Copenhagen, Denmark by BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/eo/eobjplwb6ew2xl3u.jpg"><em>Photo: Bjarne Tulinius.</em></p><p><strong>Fuji Kindergarten, Tokyo, Japan by Tezuka Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/f8/f88z967ah9gkq70x.jpg"><em>Photo: Katsuhisa Kida.</em></p><p><strong>Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia by John Wardle Architects and NADAAA</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/vw/vwuo9edb674rv3cw.jpg"><em>Photo: John Horner.</em></p><p><strong>The Village Architect Shobac Campus, Upper Kingsburg, Nova Scotia, Canada by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/rj/rj8kobjdr6coa4rk.jpg"><em>Photo: James Brittain.</em></p><p>Learn more <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5683/four-projects-shortlisted-for-2017-moriyama-raic-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150009482/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-136 Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #136 Justine Testado 2017-05-26T13:17:00-04:00 >2017-05-26T13:17:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/49/49apprlxif95i5zn.jpg" width="650" height="780" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Looking for a job? Archinect's&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;Weekly Round-Up can help start off your hunt amid the hundreds of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">active listings</a>&nbsp;on our job board. If you've been following the feature on our&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work.</p><p>In case you missed them, here are some of the latest&nbsp;<em>EOTD</em>-featured firms.</p><p>1.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/149982081/neil-dusheiko-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Neil Dusheiko Architects</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10155071099482247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/jobs/149982081/neil-dusheiko-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ep/ep2kpel4gn9idvw7.jpg"><br><em>Photo credits: Charles Hosea and Agnese Sanvito.</em></p><p>2. <a href="http://archinect.com/StudioVArchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>STUDIO V Architecture</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10155083681412247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150006437/marketing-associate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marketing Associate</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qs/qsac6l7ovvqb5rxl.jpg"><br><em>Photo credit: David Rahr.</em></p><p>3. <a href="http://archinect.com/openscope" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>OpenScope Studio</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10155080433517247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150008518/designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/61/61kroauzwy0tm8d8.jpg"><br><em>Photo credit: OpenScope Studio.</em></p><p>4. <a href="http://archinect.com/labtop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>LABTOP</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10155074188502247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150008306/architectural-rendering-internship" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Rendering Internship</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vs/vsueam5ljlukiwzg.jpg"><br><em>Image credit: LABTOP.</em></p><p>5. <a href="http://archinect.com/jendretzki" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>JENDRETZKI</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10155062219102247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150007807/designer-project-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designer / Project Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/83/83a90sy7gev0boic.jpg"><br><em>Photo credit: JENDRETZKI.</em></p><p>Keep track of&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/369546/employer-of-the-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Employer of the Day</a>&nbsp;</em>by following&nbsp;Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://twitter.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twitter</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/employer-of-the-day/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinteres...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150009294/amnesty-international-reports-new-numbers-of-quatar-s-fifa-world-cup-2022-migrant-exploitation Amnesty International reports new numbers of Quatar's FIFA World Cup 2022 migrant exploitation Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-05-26T12:55:00-04:00 >2017-05-26T12:56:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4m/4mytprl3hy0gobwm.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Migrants building a state-of-the-art stadium for the 2022 football World Cup in Qatar are abused and exploited &ndash; while FIFA makes huge profits.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/410043/migrant-workers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previously covered</a> in Archinect news, many migrant workers in Qatar face abuse and exploitation,&nbsp;forced labor&nbsp;or even&nbsp;death.</p><p>A recent report from Amnesty International reveals new numbers &mdash;&nbsp;over 90% of Qatar's workforce, an estimated 1.7&nbsp;million people, are migrant workers coming from Bangladesh, India and Nepal. 3,200 workers, mostly migrants, work on Khalifa Stadium every day. The majority of the&nbsp;workers seeking jobs in Qatar are escaping poverty in their home countries. They are often forced to pay recruitment fees ranging from anywhere between $500 to $4,300 that leave many in debt and hunger. Passports are taken away, making those people&nbsp;unable to leave their jobs or&nbsp;the country&nbsp;while being unpaid for months.</p><p>Considering the conditions and the threats that the migrant workers endure in Qatar, it is truly challenging to not regard&nbsp;their situation&nbsp;as one of the forms of modern-day slavery.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150009473/peter-marino-to-be-honored-by-the-museum-of-the-city-of-new-york Peter Marino to be honored by the Museum of the City of New York Nicholas Korody 2017-05-26T12:27:00-04:00 >2017-05-26T12:27:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2n/2nt5yyc2gv3ktukw.jpg" width="650" height="637" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Peter Marino, leather-clad provocateur, will be honored at the Museum of the City of New York and presented the 2017 City of Design Award. The Award honors &ldquo;creative entrepreneurs who have made New York City the design capital of the world and who inspire future generations of designers to bring their talents to our great.&rdquo; Previous recipients include Jonathan Adler, Jacques Grange, Ralph Pucci and Simon Doonan.</p><p>Marino is the principal of Peter Marino Architect PLLC, a 160-person firm based out of New York. He is know, in particular, for projects like The Getty and Hublot in New York and the Louis Vuitton store in Los Angeles, among many other works.</p><p>Marino has also faced a fair share of controversy. Last year, he was <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149960179/peter-marino-accused-of-racial-discrimination-and-sexism-countersues-over-alleged-homophobic-slurs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">accused</a> of making homophobic slurs&mdash;ironic enough considering the LGBTQ-associations of his garb. The year before Marino was accused of sexism and racism. Both accusations were lodged by former employees.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150009127/a-final-shot-for-one-night-stand-la-3-last-call A Final Shot for One-Night Stand LA #3: Last Call Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-05-26T12:12:00-04:00 >2017-05-26T12:13:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/eh/ehcc78emzpd40qod.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>On May 20th, the third and final iteration of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/742522/one-night-stand-la" target="_blank">One-Night Stand for Art and Architecture</a> (ONS-LA)&mdash;a popular annual event in Los Angeles where designers transform motel rooms into installations for the night&mdash;took over the Royal Viking Motel in Los Angeles&rsquo; MacArthur Park. Over the course of its three year run, ONS-LA has established itself as a dynamic platform for alternative architectural production, exhibition and engagement. <em>It&rsquo;s also very fun. </em>After all,<em> </em>how often do architects get to have a party of their own?</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150009399/cross-talk-a-brick-and-a-bull-by-sofia-blanco-santos Cross-Talk: 'a Brick and a Bull' by Sofia Blanco Santos Sofia Blanco Santos 2017-05-26T12:11:00-04:00 >2017-05-26T17:25:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h6/h62gqzlwaip9gc76.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architects are collectors. Collectors of different images, objects, ideas and other architectures. What we collect, and how we decide to put the different parts of this collection together, ultimately constitutes the architectures we make.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/firms/project/96424883/house-p-g/150009446 House P+G by Wannenmacher-Möller Architekten GmbH wannenmacher + möller 2017-05-26T07:44:00-04:00 >2017-05-26T14:22:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ky/kyk6vljhdnctw3rd.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Residence in Weinheim&nbsp;</p><p>House P+G</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>This detached house with a self-contained flat is being built on a plot of approximately 2,000 square metres in a prime residential area of Weinheim (Bergstrasse) for a family of five. The design is for a building that is split into individual volumes and that has two storeys facing Weinbergstrasse in the northeast and three storeys facing the garden in the southwest due to the extreme slope of the plot. A detached house, built in 1999, which still exists on the plot, is to be retained and included in the design.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The playful arrangement of the various volumes, characterised by sections that protrude or are set back, makes the 800 square metre house appear smaller and helps to integrate it into the smaller structures in the existing surroundings. On the southwest side the lower storey protrudes so far into the garden that its roof area forms a terrace area in front of the living/dining area on the first floor with a depth of almost 4m. This level is gi...</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150008853/brexit-diaries-chris-williamson-26-may-2017 Brexit Diaries: Chris Williamson, 26 May 2017 Chris Williamson 2017-05-26T04:00:00-04:00 >2017-05-25T17:24:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/01/0198cmr1g36krlvy.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>An eventful month indeed. Theresa May took everyone by surprise by announcing an election. I still can&rsquo;t understand why the opposition didn&rsquo;t table an amendment to have the election later &ndash; say in September &ndash;&nbsp;to give them time to get their act together whilst not appearing to be running scared</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150009400/don-t-miss-neil-denari-s-displaced-buildings-in-aperiodic-city-at-the-t-space-gallery Don't miss Neil Denari's “Displaced Buildings in Aperiodic City” at the ‘T’ Space Gallery Justine Testado 2017-05-25T20:35:00-04:00 >2017-05-26T12:44:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ff/ff1fa6z0c04734xc.jpg" width="650" height="847" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Think you've seen all of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/5135/neil-denari" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neil Denari</a>'s work? Eleven inkjet drawings featuring unbuilt visions by Denari's studio NMDA will be showcased in his &ldquo;Displaced Buildings in Aperiodic City&rdquo; exhibition, opening May 27 at the Steven Holl-designed <a href="http://tspacerhinebeck.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&lsquo;T&rsquo; Space Gallery</a> in Rhinebeck, New York. If you'll be in the area in the coming weeks, it could be worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nmda" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NMDA</a>&nbsp;created the drawings over the past seven years. Ranging from port terminals to museums, each project was originally designed for specific contexts in various cities.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wb/wbycmhxwpe4x6v42.jpg"><em>Image credit:&nbsp;Neil M. Denari Architects.</em></p><p>&ldquo;A number of buildings designed over the last seven years have been displaced from their original context as a life-enhancing act, given that their material lives never began. Designed for specific contexts in various cities, they now occupy peculiar voids in Aperiodic City,&rdquo; Neil Denari writes. &ldquo;In this new context, these buildings take on new meanings, yet they retain all the attributes of their original locations. But the ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150009355/poverty-is-a-state-of-mind-states-hud-secretary-ben-carson Poverty is "a state of mind," states HUD Secretary Ben Carson Nicholas Korody 2017-05-25T17:36:00-04:00 >2017-05-26T18:30:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nd/ndo3f4wk1iddfhly.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Poverty is largely &ldquo;a state of mind&rdquo;, housing secretary Ben Carson has claimed, dismaying observers who had modest hopes for his tenure. Carson, the neurosurgeon who heads the agency charged with helping low-income Americans gain access to affordable housing, told Sirius XM radio: &ldquo;You take somebody who has the right mindset, you can take everything from them and put them on the street, and I guarantee in a little while they&rsquo;ll be right back up there.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>"And you take somebody with the wrong mindset, you can give them everything in the world, they&rsquo;ll work their way back down to the bottom," Carson continued. The remarks were widely condemned by experts on poverty and homelessness.</p><p>As the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Carson is in charge of providing affordable and public housing to the disenfranchised. According to almost universal consensus by experts, poverty is not a choice, but rather a condition attributable to a range of a factors, from where you were born to the color of your skin to bad luck.</p><p>Most Americans will live below the poverty line at some point in their life, research by the US government has discovered.&nbsp;In 2015, 13.5% (43.1 million) Americans lived in poverty. This far exceeds most other wealthy countries. And, according to the <a href="http://nlihc.org/article/us-ranks-poorly-housing-affordability-among-advanced-countries" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Low Income Housing Coalition</a>, "the United States has the greatest share of renters (28.5%) who are severely cost burdened, spending more than half of t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150009322/meet-the-link-a-new-office-tower-for-paris-business-district Meet “The Link”, a new office tower for Paris' business district Justine Testado 2017-05-25T17:35:00-04:00 >2017-05-25T17:42:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/we/wegeam9tkktby7em.jpg" width="650" height="1034" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Philippe Chiambaretta's architecture practice <a href="http://www.pca-architecture.com/en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PCA-STREAM</a> unveiled the scheme for <a href="http://www.pca-architecture.com/en/#http://www.pca-architecture.com/en/2017/05/the-link-lavenement-de-la-nouvelle-defense/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Link</a>, a new office tower in Paris' La D&eacute;fense business district. At 244 meters tall, The Link will be the district's tallest tower, PCA says. In 2018, a 6,500 square-meter plot will be cleared out for its construction.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i3/i30xvffre0evl709.jpg"><br><em>&copy; PCA-STREAM</em></p><p>PCA-Stream designed The Link as two towers interconnected by thirty platforms, addressing the lack of horizontality and connectivity in the typical office tower. Each of these &ldquo;links&rdquo; will be at least 8 meters wide with terraces and hanging gardens on each floor, and will serve as collaborative working and meeting spaces for employees. &ldquo;They act as real &lsquo;village squares&rsquo; within the high-rise tower,&rdquo; the architects describe.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v3/v3soxcxsjcxxripe.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8h/8hemtkgc9tf8lg5t.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ii/iii1sdp2nyz3dkvc.jpg"><br><em>&copy; PCA-STREAM</em></p><p>The 52-floor building will comprise a total of 120,000 m2 of floor space, and can accommodate up to 10,000 employees. The scheme also includes two sky lobbies, three auditoriums, restaurants and cafes, and recreational sports facilities. Con...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150009341/b-p-architects-based-in-taiwan-design-mirrored-art-annex B+P Architects, based in Taiwan, design mirrored art-annex Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-05-25T17:20:00-04:00 >2017-05-25T17:20:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qk/qkggjo8laqu7dxkr.jpg" width="650" height="483" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Mirrored facades have become a popular architectural styling. From <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149993625/doug-aitken-among-artists-in-palm-springs-adjacent-art-show-desert-x" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Doug Atiken's recent installation work for Desert X</a> in Palm Springs to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149987392/is-sn-hetta-s-7th-room-2017-s-coolest-literally-and-figuratively-treehouse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta's 7th Room treehouse</a>, mirrored architecture effectively blends the building into its surroundings while reflecting the world back upon the viewer. <a href="http://www.bportarchitect.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">B+P Architects</a>, a firm based in Taiwan, are the latest studio to break out this feature with their art-annex. After all, art is said to be a mirror!</p><p><strong>From the architects:</strong>&nbsp;<em>Fickle realties are the roots of art, and the only thing never-changing when it comes to art is our constant pursuit of that intangible moment.&nbsp; The way a mirror faithfully reflects is one form of an eternal fantasy land. When we climb along the trunk of reality through the mirror, virtual images extend between reality and fantasy through latching onto our feelings.&nbsp;A multitude of thoughts have interwoven in the pursuit process as branches and leaves, allowing a moment to instantaneously freeze according to the situation.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d2/d29gb83zcd447tfm.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dp/dpo5qkga0cqd1hp4.jpg"></p><p><em>What ha...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150009001/editor-s-picks-469 Editor's Picks #469 Nam Henderson 2017-05-25T14:36:00-04:00 >2017-05-25T17:06:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1y/1ytrbsr4thb6w2ji.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/colombostefano" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stefano Colombo</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/eugenio.cosentino" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eugenio Cosentino</a> &amp; <a href="http://archinect.com/lucamarullo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luca Marullo</a> published their second text in a series conceived for Archinect on deserts and radical islands. It is a <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150007079/cosmology-subcultures-and-urban-wilderness" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">heady exploration</a> of subcultures (ranging from Punk to Dark Valley, Dark Enlightenment and the Neoreactionaries) and how they "<em>can be seen to possess their own cosmologies</em>".</p><p><strong>Chris_Teeter</strong> was impressed<em> "this could be an intro text to an entire university course. covers a lot and summarizes it quickly and well. good work.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uv/uv1kkb9298rmj7rg.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a> chatted with Moshe Safdie on the 50th Anniversary of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150006127/moshe-safdie-reflects-on-the-50th-anniversary-of-habitat-67-the-masterpiece-he-completed-at-25" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Habitat 67, the Masterpiece He Completed at 25</a>. Safdie reflects "<em>It was a fairy tale. I hadn&rsquo;t built a building at that time. When they did approve it</em>".&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> offered up praise "<em>Great architect with rightfully earned respect.</em>"</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/149986821/mackenzie-goldberg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mackenzie Goldberg</a>&nbsp;rounded up <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150005964/the-twitterverse-responds-to-obama-s-presidential-library" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Twitterverse Response to Obama's Presidential Library</a>. <strong>won and done williams</strong> concluded "<em>I take no issue with the siting or the loss of the athletic fields as long as the new bu...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150009283/italian-department-store-la-rinascente-commemorated-in-oma-amo-designed-exhibition Italian department store La Rinascente commemorated in OMA/AMO-designed exhibition Nicholas Korody 2017-05-25T12:39:00-04:00 >2017-05-25T12:39:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/le/lemrvdpdhm238b9v.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>La Rinascente, a department store chain headquartered in Milan, has a long and storied history. The descendent of <em>Aux Villes d&rsquo;Italie&mdash;</em>perhaps the first department store in Italy&mdash;the business brought modern shopping into the country. Instead of tailors, shoppers could now see garments on display, turning consumption into the sensory experience we know today.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ef/ef5z1a0soc9efvys.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ku/kuzdyov4516win7u.jpg"></p><p>After the original store closed in the midst of the First World War, it was reborn as &ldquo;La Rinascente&rdquo;, or &ldquo;She who is born again.&rdquo; The name was coined by Gabriele d&rsquo;Annunzio, the revered Italian poet-turned-war hero whose ideas helped influence Italian fascism. The name took on additional significance after the original building burned to the ground on Christmas 1918.</p><p>Now, the department store, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, will be commemorate by an exhibition designed by OMA/AMO. Designed as a series of unfolding sequences, intended to echo the logic of a department store, the exhibition will outline the history of ...</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150009185/cross-talk-between-architecture-and-people-by-caio-barboza Cross-Talk: 'Between Architecture and People' by Caio Barboza Caio Barboza 2017-05-25T12:10:00-04:00 >2017-05-25T12:11:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rj/rjg4cb3xtqtueely.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Flexibility is the new <em>f-word</em>&hellip; PC is the face of contemporary architecture&hellip; and it adapts to people&rsquo;s needs: stories of a promising 21st century for the discipline now subjugated to solidarity and justice.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150009174/in-focus-aldo-amoretti In Focus: Aldo Amoretti Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-05-25T04:00:00-04:00 >2017-05-24T20:06:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tg/tgr4ts7v75fr3du4.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/7347/in-focus" target="_blank"><em>In Focus</em></a>&nbsp;is Archinect's recurring series dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How do they work? What type of equipment do they use? What do they think about seeing their work in blogs?</p><p>For this installment, we interviewed the Barcelona-based photographer&nbsp;<a href="http://www.aldoamoretti.it/" target="_blank">Aldo Amoretti</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150009148/obama-s-presidential-center-through-the-landscape-architecture-lens Obama's Presidential Center through the landscape architecture lens Alexander Walter 2017-05-24T15:15:00-04:00 >2017-05-24T15:19:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/np/npc38lrtak8paqiv.jpg" width="650" height="429" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The most important question related to the Obama Presidential Center on Chicago&rsquo;s South Side doesn&rsquo;t have that much to do with its architecture. It is instead: What kind of landscape stewardship can a presidential museum and library offer? To be located in Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted&rsquo;s Jackson Park, the project already has a heap of canonical landscape history to contend with. So can the Obama library make a great park greater?</p></em><br /><br /><p>"So this new landscape has the potential to improve upon the already very good. But for whom?," Zach Mortice asks in his piece for <em>Landscape Architecture Magazine</em>. "Will these grounds remain public and accessible for all South Siders and Chicagoans, free of charge?"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/02/021bbc1836a110c5089275551b758044.jpg"></p><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150009121/twelve-tacoma-by-aleph-bau-is-your-typical-row-house-with-a-secret-only-seen-from-above Twelve Tacoma by Aleph-Bau is your typical row house with a secret only seen from above Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-05-24T15:13:00-04:00 >2017-05-26T11:06:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ap/ap8e90j6g4v3fnlo.jpg" width="650" height="401" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/1880/toronto" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toronto</a>'s central Summerhill neighborhood sits a steady line-up of typical 19th century workers' row houses. Nestled among them, between the colored brick facades and conventional front porches, is Twelve Tacoma, designed by the Toronto-based <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/68551579/aleph-bau" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aleph-Bau</a>. Drawing on the surrounding vernacular, the design mimics the ordinary signifiers typical of the neighboring homes but with a contemporary bent, notably in its unusual choice in materials. For example, the awning over the door&mdash;standard for this block&mdash;is updated with plexiglass. The white paint further distinguishes this home as an elegant and crisp addition to the block.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3y/3ywl6k7nbropqf11.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ht/htuaw4n8ilkhks5q.jpg"></p><p>From above, the home begins to depart much more from its surroundings than one would have assumed from the street. An upper level has been added to the row house, cladded in corrugated aluminum&mdash;a material once common to industrial spaces that has gained popularity amongst architects over the years due to its affordability, durability, and availability. The extensio...</p> http://archinect.com/firms/project/34129457/el-callejon-cafe/150009136 El Callejon Cafe by Boué Arquitectos Boué 2017-05-24T14:46:00-04:00 >2017-05-25T16:55:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3l/3lc538tyo7canpeq.jpg" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>El Callejon Cafe in Mexico by Boue Arquitectos</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150009120/architecture-billings-index-in-april-posts-third-consecutive-month-of-growth Architecture Billings Index in April posts third consecutive month of growth Alexander Walter 2017-05-24T13:58:00-04:00 >2017-05-24T14:00:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yo/yoxh8pv7ha8azr2e.jpg" width="650" height="427" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After beginning the year with a marginal decline, the Architecture Billings Index has posted three consecutive months of growth in design revenue at architecture firms. [...] (AIA) reported the April ABI score was 50.9, down from a score of 54.3 in the previous month. This score still reflects an increase in design services [...]. The new projects inquiry index was 60.2, up from a reading of 59.8 the previous month, while the new design contracts index increased from 52.3 to 53.2.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>&ldquo;Probably even better news for the construction outlook is that new project work coming into architecture firms has seen exceptionally strong growth so far this year,&rdquo; said AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, PhD. &ldquo;In fact, new project activity has pushed up project backlogs at architecture firms to their highest level since the design market began its recovery earlier this decade.&rdquo; &nbsp;</em></p><p>The AIA reports these key ABI stats for the month of April:</p><ul><li>Regional averages: South (55.3), Midwest (53.3), West (50.9), Northeast (50.7)</li><li>Sector index breakdown: institutional (54.0), mixed practice (53.4), commercial / industrial (52.4), multi-family residential (49.9)</li><li>Project inquiries index: 60.2</li><li>Design contracts index: 53.2</li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j8/j87zldzllo900t80.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h6/h69mzizcan3zm6i7.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7z/7zrs1jtltj3d1d7c.jpg"></p><p><em>All graphs represent data from April 2016 - April 2017, images via aia.org.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150009099/the-graham-foundation-awards-over-560-000-in-grants-to-individuals The Graham Foundation awards over $560,000 in Grants to Individuals Nicholas Korody 2017-05-24T12:40:00-04:00 >2017-05-24T13:48:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mn/mn5pc1w25uk3zl6s.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Twice a year, the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/592090/graham-foundation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Graham Foundation</a> issues a series of significant grants, first to individuals and then to organizations. The Foundation has just released the list of recipients of the 2017 Grants to Individuals, totaling over $560,000 divided amongst 72 projects.</p><p>"Many of our grantees this year are exploring the agency of design," states Graham Foundation director <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128711733/sarah-herda-co-director-of-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-on-establishing-the-city-as-the-site" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sarah Herda</a>. "They are testing the limits of conventional practice to make new work that directly engages the social and political dimensions of the designed environment."</p><p>Here&rsquo;s the full list of grantees:</p><p><strong>Exhibitions</strong></p><p>Marcelo Araya, Andr&eacute;s Garc&eacute;s, Iv&aacute;n Ivelic &amp; Manuel Sanfuentes<br>Daniel Cardoso Llach<br>Assaf Evron<br>Nathan Friedman<br>Anna Halprin<br>Suzanne Harris-Brandts &amp; Angela Wheeler<br>Rick Lowe<br>Zahra Malkani &amp; Shahana Rajani<br>Senam Awo Okudzeto<br><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/75817380/maxi-spina-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Maxi Spina</a><br>Martine Syms</p><p><strong>Film/Video/New Media Projects</strong></p><p>Josef Asteinza &amp; Mariano Ros<br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143595050/next-up-mini-session-16-toma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TOMA</a>: Leandro Cappetto, Mathias Klenner, Eduardo P&eacute;rez, Ignacio Rivas &amp; Ignacio Saavedra<br>Aggie Ebrahimi, Oscar Molina, Br...</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150008944/architects-of-social-responsibility-views-of-humanitarian-architecture-in-practice Architects of Social Responsibility: Views of Humanitarian Architecture in Practice Hannah Wood 2017-05-24T12:11:00-04:00 >2017-05-24T17:17:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/eu/eujubal7kmtd5vb5.gif" width="1200" height="600" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last month, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/287980/airbnb" target="_blank">Airbnb</a> announced they had hired former <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/9745/architecture-for-humanity" target="_blank">Architecture for Humanity</a> co-founder Cameron Sinclair to lead their project to supply temporary housing to 100,000 people in need, shortly after launching a program to secure refuge for members of Chicago&rsquo;s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/5497/homeless" target="_blank">homeless</a> community. Users of the online hospitality service can now register as &lsquo;hosts for good&rsquo;, and architects are stepping in to make that happen. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/67774/ikea" target="_blank">IKEA</a>&rsquo;s recent drive to create flat-pack temporary homes for refugee camps through their Foundation in collaboration with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/49104/united-nations" target="_blank">UNHCR</a>&nbsp;is another example of how companies are exploring philanthropic interests through the medium of architecture. This month&rsquo;s feature engages with architects adopting a range of business models to pursue social responsibility and looks deeper into ways the profession is engaging with building for a common good.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150008984/cross-talk-reflections-of-agonist-reflections-by-eliyahu-keller Cross-Talk: 'Reflections of Agonist Reflections' by Eliyahu Keller Eli Keller 2017-05-24T12:10:00-04:00 >2017-05-26T19:00:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pl/pl1mr53aybyswaqr.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The definition provided by Wikipedia for &lsquo;agonism&rsquo; puts an emphasis on the legitimacy of struggle, on its &ldquo;permanent place&rdquo;, and less on the outcome of the conflict. With this&mdash;and not to say by any means that all struggles are valid&mdash;the point is still quite clear. It is the struggle that matters, not the result. It is the activity that counts, not where it leads. It is, as we tell children who lose a ball game, all about participation; it&rsquo;s about moving, staying fit, agile; it&rsquo;s about always being in flux.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/firms/project/106474/j-k-residence/150009058 J+K Residence by STUDIO V Architecture kcv 2017-05-24T10:58:00-04:00 >2017-05-25T16:52:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fb/fbxop76trubbwkaf.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The J + K Residence combines two New York types:&nbsp; a townhouse and historic loft&mdash;set on the Manhattan skyline.&nbsp; Above Gilsey House, a former hotel and Civil War-era landmark, the residence integrates contemporary and historic architectural designs.&nbsp;</p><p>The original one-story loft has been expanded to three levels.&nbsp; The residence features a two-story living room and twenty-four-foot-tall library overlooking outdoor gardens.&nbsp; &nbsp;The architecture blurs the lines between Old + New, Inside + Outside, and Revealing + Hiding.&nbsp;</p><p>Old + New<br>The design combines historic 19th and 20th century layers with a new overlay of contemporary architecture.&nbsp; Wooden beams and angled columns from 1869 are exposed with steel columns and tangles of infrastructure from the building&rsquo;s Great Depression conversion to a factory.&nbsp; Contemporary and historic materials contrast additions of zinc, glass, and stone with historic cast-iron fa&ccedil;ades and slate roofs.</p><p>Inside + Out<br>Spatial transparency transforms the loft while extended...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008978/maximum-sustainability-in-harvard-gsd-and-sn-hetta-s-housezero Maximum sustainability in Harvard GSD and Snøhetta's "HouseZero" Julia Ingalls 2017-05-23T19:20:00-04:00 >2017-05-23T19:35:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/79/796ssoxyjn2l6noq.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>How can you transform a not particularly sustainable 1940s building into a leading example of pioneering environmental design? First, hire Sn&oslash;hetta, and secondly, get the Harvard GSD team focused on green building techniques. The result? This press release from Harvard says it all:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gq/gqcmg8zp7oxboj12.jpg"></p><p>The Harvard Center for Green Buildings (CGBC) at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, in collaboration with Sn&oslash;hetta and Skanska Technology, are retrofitting CGBC&rsquo;s headquarters in a pre-1940s timber-framed building to become one of the world&rsquo;s most ambitious sustainable buildings. As a first-of-its-kind research project, HouseZero demonstrates how to transform a challenging building stock into a prototype for ultra-efficiency, rapidly reducing the level of reliance on energy-intensive technology while simultaneously creating comfortable indoor environments.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4a/4a2vxn0y1qlc2xpk.jpg"></p><p>HouseZero attempts to address the global environmental challenge of climate change by focusing on existing buildings, which account for en...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008943/italy-is-giving-away-over-100-historic-buildings-to-be-restored-into-slow-tourism-spots Italy is giving away over 100 historic buildings to be restored into “slow tourism” spots Justine Testado 2017-05-23T15:12:00-04:00 >2017-05-23T19:06:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v0/v08lm15zncjzhayy.jpg" width="640" height="425" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Italy is giving away more than 100 historic buildings - including castles, houses, and towers - in a bid to boost 'slow tourism' and tempt visitors away from the overcrowded city centres. The only catch is that those who take up the offer will have to commit to restoring and transforming the sites into tourist facilities, such as hotels, restaurants, or spas. Successful applicants will get an initial nine-year period to work on their project...</p></em><br /><br /><p>Italy is &ldquo;giving away&rdquo; over 100 ancient castles, homes, and towers for free to be restored into new tourist spots, in hopes to lure travelers away from already-crowded city centers.&nbsp;Successful applicants are given an initial nine-year contract to work on their project, and can potentially renew the contract for another nine years. Entrepreneurs with the most concrete proposals might be able to acquire a 50-year lease, The Local reports.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008941/revealed-david-adjaye-s-wall-street-tower-his-first-skyscraper-in-nyc REVEALED: David Adjaye’s Wall Street Tower, his first skyscraper in NYC Dana Schulz 2017-05-23T14:45:00-04:00 >2017-05-24T10:21:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ly/ly3cfc1i077izr4v.jpg" width="650" height="484" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When it opens in 2019, the building is expected to be one of the tallest in the neighborhood. Views from the skyscraper include the Statue of Liberty, the Woolworth Building, City Hall Park and the East River. The condos will range from $630,000 studios to $4.7 million four-bedrooms.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Three years ago, starchitect David Adjaye completed his first project in NYC, an affordable housing complex in Harlem called the Sugar Hill Development.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s8/s8k973drkj2f5tl1.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qh/qhmjynfmqm5nk45l.jpg"></p><p>Now that he's garnered international fame for his&nbsp;National Museum of African American History and Culture in DC, Adjaye is coming back to the big apple to build his first skyscraper in the city-- a&nbsp;61-story, 750-foot-tall condominium condo in the Financial District. Known as the Wall Street Tower, it appears as a gold prism against rigid rows of arched windows.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008931/korea-s-high-line-the-mvrdv-designed-skygarden-opens-in-seoul Korea's High Line, the MVRDV-designed Skygarden, opens in Seoul Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-05-23T14:38:00-04:00 >2017-05-25T22:47:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fh/fhxz7n7waifyx15d.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Ever since the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/2191/high-line" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High Line</a> appeared above the streets of Chelsea in New York, cities across the globe have been working on creating their own variations of the civic project. In London, this iteration was to be the Thomas Heatherwick designed <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/529656/garden-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Garden Bridge</a>. However, the project was marred by controversy due to suspicious funding and motives and was finally <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150004995/london-mayor-sadiq-kahn-scraps-garden-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">nixed by the Mayor</a> back in April. Well, as <em>the Guardian</em>&nbsp;<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/may/19/seoul-skygarden-south-korea-london-garden-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">points out</a>,&nbsp;&nbsp;London could've stood to take a few pointers from the South Korean capital of Seoul, whose <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/327/mvrdv" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MVRDV</a> designed Skygarden opened over the weekend to much excitement.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/o4/o47wgtvbju66a8iq.jpg"></p><p>The firm won the bidding process back in May 2015 and have since been working to transform an existing overpass in the heart of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/11458/seoul" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seoul</a> into a 983-meter long public garden, overlaying a matrix of Korean flora onto the 16m elevated steel and concrete structure. The Rotterdam-based architecture and urban design practice has gathered 50 families of plants, collecting around 228 species and sub-species and arrange...</p>