Archinect 2016-07-29T10:18:05-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149960509/ennead-architects-to-design-a-new-university-commons-at-northwestern Ennead Architects to design a new 'University Commons' at Northwestern Nicholas Korody 2016-07-28T19:21:00-04:00 >2016-07-29T00:02:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7c/7cjjc6ynx0rvv1q4.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Northwestern University announced a plan to replace an existing campus center with a 209,000 sq. ft building designed by Ennead Architects. The lakeside building will be accessible from multiple sides on two levels and will include an auditorium, a black box theater, and a large multipurpose space. The building, named "University Center," will also have both indoor and outdoor spaces dedicated to performances, recreation, study, and other programs.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sj/sjb3gqvt9zhc64mg.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;We are excited to announce our plan to create a welcoming, dynamic space where the entire community can come to meet, create, learn and relax in this stunning lakeside setting,&rdquo; states President Morton Schapiro in the press release. &ldquo;This will be a spectacular place where students can study and hang out, faculty and staff can work or connect, and alumni and families can visit and engage with the community.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/49/496pwyzfi5obb2k5.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i5/i54eeh0jbm09m0gu.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u1/u1fd126uh2ivp9zo.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960435/brexit-means-brexit-architects-rob-hyde-katy-marks-and-mark-middleton-on-how-brexit-could-change-uk-architecture-and-how-architects-could-change-brexit-on-archinect-sessions-74 Brexit means Brexit: architects Rob Hyde, Katy Marks and Mark Middleton on how Brexit could change UK-architecture (and how architects could change Brexit), on Archinect Sessions #74 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-28T18:18:00-04:00 >2016-07-28T20:48:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dq/dqvv2wsoken0tywm.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We're now about a month past the UK's historic 'Brexit' vote to leave the European Union, and, well, lots has happened. David Cameron stepped down as Prime Minister, and was replaced two weeks ago by fellow Conservative, Theresa May. The economy has drastically slowed down as the value of the pound against the dollar dipped to historic lows, and while there's plenty of gloomy prospects, there are even more unknowns.</p><p>To check in on how UK architecture is getting on, and it's sights for a post-EU future, we are joined by architects <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955219/a-bit-of-nervousness-brexit-s-effect-on-architecture-ft-special-guest-rob-hyde-from-manchester-school-of-architecture-on-archinect-sessions-70" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rob Hyde</a> (principal lecturer at the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/22150860/the-manchester-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manchester School of Architecture</a>), <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/148738958/working-warrior-an-interview-with-katy-marks-of-citizens-design-bureau" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Katy Marks</a> (founder of <a href="http://archinect.com/citizensdesignbureau" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Citizens Design Bureau</a>), and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957192/creative-currency-post-brexit-mark-middleton-of-grimshaw-weighs-the-good-and-bad-for-uk-firms-as-split-with-eu-looms-on-one-to-one-30" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mark Middleton</a> (partner at <a href="http://archinect.com/grimshaw" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grimshaw</a> in London). We last spoke with Rob&nbsp;in our first Brexit check-in, "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955219/a-bit-of-nervousness-brexit-s-effect-on-architecture-ft-special-guest-rob-hyde-from-manchester-school-of-architecture-on-archinect-sessions-70" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Bit of Nervousness</a>".</p><p>While the separation from the EU could be severe for UK architects&mdash;in particular its threat to the EU's "<a href="http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=457" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">free movement</a>" that entitles its members to live and work in any of its constituent countries&mdash;our guests were...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960460/asif-kahn-and-stanton-williams-to-design-new-museum-of-london Asif Kahn and Stanton Williams to design new Museum of London Nicholas Korody 2016-07-28T16:46:00-04:00 >2016-07-28T16:49:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/47/47amxomcrhp4w5ty.jpg" width="514" height="655" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Asif Kahn and Stanton Williams will design the new Museum of London, beating out competition like BIG and Caruso St. John from the shortlist of six architects. Their winning design features a dramatic domed hall with a central staircase down into the museum's excavated subterranean space.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hi/hiqjul0f2745c2qc.jpg"></p><p>Currently located at the Barbican, the museum will relocate into a much larger, Victorian-era, Grade II-listed building, which used to house several markets. The new design also includes a sunken garden.&nbsp;The new museum is tentatively scheduled to be built in 2022.</p><p><a href="http://thespaces.com/2016/07/28/new-museum-london-asif-kahn-stanton-williams/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">h/t the Spaces</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ow/ow8bl5ay88udsxfm.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q6/q6bgda3xpp317780.jpg"></p><p>In related news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950585/inside-asif-khan-s-serpentine-pavilion-summer-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inside Asif Khan's Serpentine Pavilion Summer House</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938084/shortlist-for-new-museum-of-london-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shortlist for new Museum of London revealed</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91224240/sochi-olympic-pavilion-will-transform-into-giant-3d-portraits" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sochi Olympic pavilion will transform into giant 3D portraits</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/firms/project/139501115/school-in-paris-suburbs/149960178 School in Paris suburbs by Dominique Coulon & associés Dominique Coulon 2016-07-28T15:47:00-04:00 >2016-07-28T15:47:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tg/tgjb8af1ju8794zo.jpg" width="514" height="489" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The &lsquo;Simone Veil&rsquo; group of schools forms a structural element in the urban composition of the new eco-neighbourhood. It is tightly embedded in the dense urban fabric, opposite a park and straddling the maintenance workshops for the new tram line.&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br>The building is on three levels. The plot of land is small, and the roof areas are used to house the elementary school&rsquo;s classrooms and educational gardens. The group also includes a sports hall, a canteen, a library, and out-of-school childcare facilities. The building is very thick; the hollows scooped out of the facades serve as facets, attracting the light and reflecting it back. Many of the traffic routes are lateralised, making them varied and bright. A number of patios irrigate the heart of the building, bringing natural light into its thickness. Internal transparencies add extra richness to traffic routes.&nbsp;</p><p>On the town side, the building offers a rustic texture. Strips of untreated wood (with the bark left on) emphasise the corre...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960393/it-s-been-one-month-since-brexit-how-are-you-coping It's been one month since Brexit. How are you coping? Ellen Hancock 2016-07-28T15:24:00-04:00 >2016-07-29T04:54:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0o/0otoauyllwkd4w5t.jpg" width="514" height="268" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>On June 23rd, 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union. In the following month, the pound dropped&nbsp;10% in value against the US dollar (the lowest since the 1980s), PM David Cameron resigned, Boris Johnson resigned, Nigel Farage too (not before insulting all of the European parliament), and the Labour party are squabbling like children.</p><p>After everyone else jumped ship, Theresa May now resides at No.10 and must deal with the aftermath of Brexit. With her new cabinet in place (we are still hoping Boris' appointment as Foreign Secretary is a joke) and the promise that Article 50 will not be triggered until the new year, what happens next?</p><p>Fill out our <strong><a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc1t3aqlaUhFY7CaqIL4X_qwsgSqIFj3Y-itjZSRGGWUDBIyw/viewform" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">survey</a></strong> and tell us how Brexit has affected you already, and what you think the future holds for a UK outside of the EU.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960427/looking-into-the-white-house-s-much-longer-history-of-slave-labor Looking into the White House's “much longer history” of slave labor Justine Testado 2016-07-28T15:17:00-04:00 >2016-07-28T15:18:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kk/kkw4r2jnusb15ny2.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I think it was a wonderful moment in American history. I thought what Michelle Obama was attempting to do was to draw that link to show that it isn't just what's going on in the White House now and isn't it great that there's a black family there, but there's a much longer history that needs to be appreciated... [It was] just grueling, grueling kind of work. And nobody was really willing ... to do it. So slave labor played a massive role in getting this city built.</p></em><br /><br /><p>During <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZNWYqDU948" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">her speech</a> at the DNC on Monday, First Lady Michelle Obama alluded to the White House's history of slave labor during the 1790s. NPR interviews Clarence Lusane,&nbsp;chairperson of Howard University's political science department and author of &ldquo;The Black History of the White House&rdquo;, who gives his two cents on the historically significant topic.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123209093/the-secret-service-wants-to-build-a-fake-white-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Secret Service wants to build a fake White House</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/68426243/what-the-white-house-looks-like-completely-gutted" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What the White House Looks Like Completely Gutted</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149960250/obama-chooses-jackson-park-as-the-site-for-his-presidential-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Obama chooses Jackson Park as the site for his Presidential Center</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149958855/yeah-so-about-melania-trump-s-architecture-degree" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yeah, so about Melania Trump's architecture degree...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960423/a-look-at-penda-s-elegant-san-shan-bridge A look at penda's elegant San Shan Bridge Julia Ingalls 2016-07-28T14:55:00-04:00 >2016-07-28T18:24:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gs/gsfhlg7ulsly89cb.jpg" width="514" height="914" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's rare that spectacle and nuance combine effortlessly, but an exception can be made for the lithe sculptural form of the San Shan Bridge. The bridge, which translated into English means "three mountains," will serve as a shapely conduit between Beijing and the river valleys of&nbsp;Zhangjiakou during the&nbsp;2022 <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149959104/on-decentralizing-the-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olympic</a> Winter Games. According to architects <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/84234128/penda" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">penda</a>, "the formal inspiration for the San Shan Bridge is a conjunction of its undulating&nbsp;surrounding and the meaning of the Olympic symbol, which consists of &#64257;ve interlaced&nbsp;rings of equal dimensions...&nbsp;&lsquo;Entering the rings&rsquo; on the way to the&nbsp;Olympic competitions, should be seen as an contextual icon for the Games."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0c/0c01mkwb7qsco7m2.jpg"></p><p>The bridge is a fresh and visually striking play on the use of Olympic imagery: as it crosses the Gui River, it not only makes reference to the well-worn ring symbol, but has a certain DNA helix quality. Vegetation flanks the alabaster pedestrian walkways, which expand into viewing platforms.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/io/ioae6pwdz9bjwp5d.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ow/owmsln7jtr7n29ul.jpg"></p><p>Aside from its sculptural elegan...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960408/calatrava-s-megatall-dubai-tower-engineers-complete-wind-tests-and-seismic-studies Calatrava's megatall Dubai tower: engineers complete wind tests and seismic studies Alexander Walter 2016-07-28T14:05:00-04:00 >2016-07-28T15:02:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ez/ezerdi47j1mzhg5h.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] has completed advanced wind tunnel tests on The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour, which is set to be 100 metres taller than the 828-metre Burj Khalifa when complete. Emaar said the wind tests were crucial in defining the final height and design aspects, while the project&rsquo;s Spanish-Swiss architect Santiago Calatrava Valls added that they "were an important component in the structural design stage, and we have deployed innovative engineering techniques to confirm the strength of the new icon".</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour project previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939784/a-notch-taller-than-burj-khalifa-check-out-these-new-renderings-of-santiago-calatrava-s-megatall-dubai-tower" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"A notch taller" than Burj Khalifa: check out these new renderings of Santiago Calatrava's megatall Dubai tower</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147749077/santiago-calatrava-to-design-a-seemingly-supertall-observation-tower-in-dubai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Santiago Calatrava to design a seemingly supertall observation tower in Dubai</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960403/yale-dean-deborah-berke-advocates-pluralism-in-pedagogy Yale Dean Deborah Berke advocates pluralism in pedagogy Julia Ingalls 2016-07-28T13:45:00-04:00 >2016-07-29T09:28:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x1/x114l424y40vih2e.jpg" width="514" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Deborah Berke, a practicing architect with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1466/deborah-berke-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a firm of over 60 employees</a> and former adjunct Yale professor, has replaced the inimitable <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/33199/robert-a-m-stern-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert "Bob" A.M. Stern</a> as the dean of the Yale School of Architecture. Berke has ideas about how to shape the future of the school's pedagogy. In an interview with the <a href="http://www.ctpost.com/living/article/Deborah-Berke-becomes-the-first-woman-dean-of-8403952.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CTPost</a>, she lays out her vision, which is centered on advancing the "history of pluralism":&nbsp;</p><p><em>In terms of curriculum, her definition of pluralism will expand to include more emphasis on how architecture can respond to the impact of climate change and globalization, both of which she emphasizes as &ldquo;rapid.&rdquo; For the student body, which is already about 50 percent female, and faculty, pluralism translates to broader diversity.</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;Let&rsquo;s put it this way,&rdquo; she says, &ldquo;the profession of architecture does not look like the population at large and I am going to work hard toward having the architects we train and the architects who teach be more reflective of the population at large.&rdquo;</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c3/c3fr8vzokwzk8zdm.jpg"></p><p>More on Deborah Be...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960406/how-republicans-and-democrats-differ-when-it-comes-to-infrastructure How Republicans and Democrats differ when it comes to infrastructure Nicholas Korody 2016-07-28T13:36:00-04:00 >2016-07-28T18:10:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tt/tt6u1g3iqu9xk10l.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On issues related to the funding, mass transit, biking, and the environment, the two parties have staked out dramatically different views about how they envision the future of the nation&rsquo;s transportation system. Democrats are proposing an expansive increase in federal support for transportation investment, with a focus on building access to opportunity, bolstering access to non-automobile modes, reducing the impacts of climate change, and maintaining the role of unions.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>Republicans, on the other hand, propose no increase in federal spending (though Mr. Trump may disagree), an elimination of the federal role in funding non-automotive transportation, an emphasis on pollution-spewing modes and energy sources, and a reduction in the role of unions.</em></p><p>For more on the state of American infrastructure, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957644/carrying-a-racist-legacy-highways-today-play-a-central-role-in-civil-rights-activism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carrying a racist legacy, highways today play a central role in civil rights activism</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149956785/los-angeles-selects-hdr-to-manage-its-1-4-billion-sidewalk-repair-program" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles selects HDR to manage its $1.4 Billion Sidewalk Repair Program</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944472/department-of-transportation-secretary-threatens-to-shut-down-dc-metro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Department of Transportation Secretary threatens to shut down DC Metro</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960055/open-call-for-submissions-games Open Call for Submissions: "Games" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-28T12:25:00-04:00 >2016-07-28T18:48:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7y/7y2foa3aqli69izz.jpg" width="514" height="307" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Monopoly is an undeniable classic. Originating over a century ago in the U.S., in the era of Rockafellers and Carnegies, it was first known as &ldquo;The Landlord&rsquo;s Game&rdquo;&mdash;a didactic tool protesting the power of, well, monopolies. Its current form of winner-takes-all buyouts has dominated since the 1930s, providing a place for family and friends the world over to fight tooth and nail for every last dollar and property on the board.</p><p>Monopoly&rsquo;s structure is simple enough, and its sheer ubiquitousness places its ideas of property and ownership firmly within our globalized collective unconsciousness&mdash;that it is also almost entirely a game of chance is one significant vestige of its original anti-monopolist didacticism.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://99percentinvisible.org/app/uploads/2015/11/landlord-game.jpg"></p><p>To architecture, Monopoly can be thought of as a frame of mind&mdash;a perspective through which to model the economic mechanisms (for good or evil) behind growth, and decline, of urban development, eventually leading to the infancy of a city. Games and simulations offer architects ferti...</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149958905/glass-and-concrete-tread-lightly-in-dsdha-s-london-covert-house Glass and concrete tread lightly in DSDHA's London 'Covert House' Julia Ingalls 2016-07-28T09:20:00-04:00 >2016-07-28T12:01:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1o/1o8proae2n1vo0k5.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What is domesticity in the 21st century? Is it a blend of the 19th century ideal of the sanctuary with the 21st century notion of greater transparency and connectivity?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960248/the-nyc-that-could-have-been-never-built-new-york-to-be-released-this-fall The NYC that could have been – 'Never Built New York' to be released this fall Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-27T20:16:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T20:17:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nj/njoz9vy43wu0clla.jpg" width="514" height="396" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The authors and curators behind 2013's&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/78446579/the-science-fiction-of-never-built-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Never Built Los Angeles</a>,&nbsp;</em>a collection of fantastical and aborted projects from LA's 20th century urban history, have now turned their attention eastward, to New York City.</p><p>In <em>Never Built New York,</em>&nbsp;Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin (with a foreword by Daniel Libeskind) uncover nearly 200 urban projects from the last two centuries that, for any host of reasons, failed to launch. Some of the showcased never-beens are Buckminster Fuller's glass-domed (Brooklyn) Dodgers Stadium, Stephen Holl's Bridge of Houses (destined for the spot where the High Line is now), and what would have been&nbsp;Frank Lloyd Wright&rsquo;s final project: his dream city, the Key Plan for Ellis Island.</p><p>The book comes out in the U.S. on October 1. More info <a href="http://www.artbook.com/9781938922756.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960250/obama-chooses-jackson-park-as-the-site-for-his-presidential-center Obama chooses Jackson Park as the site for his Presidential Center Nicholas Korody 2016-07-27T18:59:00-04:00 >2016-07-28T12:46:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lm/lmr0n4y9q838fwmj.jpg" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>According to <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obamalibrary/ct-obama-library-site-jackson-park-met-20160727-story.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Chicago Tribune</a>, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have finally settled on a site for the Obama Presidential Center: historic Jackson Park. Adjacent to the University of Chicago, the park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. An official announcement is expected next week.</p><p>The 500 acre park is also near the Museum of Science and Industry, the lakefront, Lake Shore Drive and two Metra train stations. It borders the Woodlawn neighborhood, described by the Tribune as "beginning to gentrify", and Hyde Park.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6b/6b7qkigjx5my3ymx.jpg"></p><p>According to the Tribune, the park is "less challenging" than the other contender, Washington Park. While both sites are in poorer neighborhoods outside of the city center &ndash; a first for a presidential library &ndash;, the Washington Park neighborhood is more economically depressed than Jackson Park. One third of the land in Washington Park is vacant.</p><p>Estimated to cost $500 million, the Presidential Center <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955229/tod-williams-billie-tsien-architects-selected-to-design-the-obama-presidential-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">will be designed</a> by&nbsp;Tod Williams a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960244/students-go-above-the-double-curve-in-influx-from-aa-summer-dlab-red Students go above the double-curve in “InFlux”, from AA Summer DLAB::RED Justine Testado 2016-07-27T18:49:00-04:00 >2016-07-28T12:27:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0f/0f6241v7ys99bkqa.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Contrasting against the greenery of Hooke Park is &ldquo;InFlux&rdquo;, a brick-red wall prototype that 18 students and their tutors assembled for the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/298/architectural-association-school-of-architecture-aa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA School of Architecture</a>'s Summer DLAB::RED 2015 program. Taking place from July 27 to August 8, the RED-themed agenda explored the phenomenal process of decay in nature.&nbsp;</p><p>InFlux builds upon the material behavior research that began&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117825945/students-branch-out-with-algorithms-and-natural-forms-for-aa-summer-dlab-white" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in 2014</a>, with further investigations that connect geometry, material, and structure. During the first two weeks, students&nbsp;investigated the fabrication and construction of double-curved complex geometries in applying generative design techniques and robotic milling strategies. Students then applied their skills in constructing the 1:1 working prototype during the last seven days of the program. Since then, InFlux has become a permanent installation at Hooke Park.</p><p>Also be on the lookout for more from&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events/7664/aa-summer-dlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 Summer DLAB::ORANGE</a>, which just started earlier this week.</p><p>Keep reading for more about InFlux's fabrication process:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b2/b2r5v87b2pgf6en8.jpg"><br><em>Ph...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960204/now-that-s-a-skywalk-jin-mao-tower-to-open-world-s-highest-fenceless-all-transparent-walkway-in-shanghai Now THAT's a skywalk! Jin Mao Tower to open world's highest fenceless, all transparent walkway in Shanghai Alexander Walter 2016-07-27T15:04:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T19:43:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e5/e576e881423a798bc1a7146de4766561.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Looking for something new to do in Shanghai? Well, if you're someone who enjoys dangling off a terrifyingly high ledge with nothing but a safety rope to stop you from plunging to your death, then have we got an activity for you! Tomorrow, a skywalk will open outside of the 88th floor of the Jin Mao Tower in Lujiazui. [...] it will be the highest fenceless, all transparent walkway outside a high-rise building in the world and is sure to scare you senseless, 340 meters above the ground.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e8/e86e62fa3b36ff344b0319280216ad02.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ce/ce9d479060396bc4c85c1d4f07db0869.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b4/b4695d4886d1ed7fca249415d92116f4.jpg"></p><p>For more terrifying photos, head over to <a href="http://shanghaiist.com/2016/07/27/shanghai_skywalk_jin_mao_tower.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shanghaiist</a> (if you can handle it).</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138416767/chinese-glass-bottom-walkway-cracks-below-tourists-3-540-feet-above-ground" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chinese glass-bottom walkway cracks below tourists &ndash; 3,540 feet above ground</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137723119/china-opens-590-foot-high-glass-bottom-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">China opens 590-foot-high glass-bottom bridge</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145197064/sorry-willis-tower-but-shanghai-tower-just-kicked-you-out-of-the-top-10-tallest-buildings-club-after-41-years" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sorry, Willis Tower, but Shanghai Tower just kicked you out of the Top 10 Tallest Buildings club &ndash; after 41 years!</a></li></ul><p>Traveling to Shanghai soon but too chicken to dare the new Jin Mao Tower skywalk? Worry not&mdash;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/117980971/four-o-nine" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Four O Nine</a> co-founder Andrei Zerebecky shares his <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141012454/four-o-nine-s-andrei-zerebecky-shares-his-must-see-architectural-sites-in-shanghai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">must-see architectural sites in Shanghai</a> as part of Archinect's ongoing&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/623429/archinect-travel-guide" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Travel Guide</a> series.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960208/california-lawmakers-turn-to-granny-flats-to-help-ease-housing-shortage California lawmakers turn to "granny flats" to help ease housing shortage Nicholas Korody 2016-07-27T14:52:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T14:52:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u0/u0sav2m0f8hlxkt3.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To help ease California&rsquo;s housing crisis, Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers are turning to people&rsquo;s backyards. Multiple bills with the endorsement of Brown are moving through the Legislature to make it easier for homeowners to build small units on their properties, whether in their garages, as additions to existing homes or as new, freestanding structures. [Mayor] Eric Garcetti and other supporters hope the relaxed rules will spur backyard home building to combat a housing shortage..</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more on Los Angeles' major housing crisis, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953091/los-angeles-sues-property-owner-who-allegedly-evicted-tenants-for-airbnb-flip" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles sues property owner who allegedly evicted tenants for Airbnb flip</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945799/la-has-a-housing-crisis-but-the-problem-isn-t-those-fancy-new-towers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA has a housing crisis &ndash; but the problem isn't those fancy new towers</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944418/meditating-on-the-past-future-housing-of-los-angeles-with-morgan-fisher-and-karina-nimmerfall-at-the-mak-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Meditating on the "Past Future Housing" of Los Angeles with Morgan Fisher and Karina Nimmerfall at the MAK Center</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960187/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-102 Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #102 Justine Testado 2016-07-27T14:07:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T14:09:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i0/i0bzowwp4ddbahnv.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Heads up to all you job seekers and active employers. Archinect's&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;Weekly Round-Up is up and running once again. If you've been following the feature on Archinect's&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>Stay up to date by following the new&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://www.instagram.com/archinectjobs/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Jobs Instagram</a></strong>!</p><p>In case you missed them, here are the latest&nbsp;<em>EOTD-</em>featured firms:</p><p>1. <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/EYRCarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects</a></strong>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154165969872247.1073743400.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/EYRCarchitects/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/41/41dorzfbul94kwz6.jpg"></p><p>2. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1276712/mad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>MAD</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154155233122247.1073743398.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/jobs/1276712/mad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p9/p9bh5g0w0hid0iqq.jpg"></p><p>3. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/59546492/i-am" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>I-AM</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154157628302247.1073743399.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149959264/senior-brand-communications-executive" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Senior Brand Communications Executive</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bn/bnx6dgmjwa44kdsz.jpg"></p><p>4. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/91438703/jeff-jordan-architects-llc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Jeff Jordan Architects</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154168246227247.1073743401.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149959344/mid-level-architect-project-manager" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mid-level Architect/Project Manager</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3o/3o91dldzyyq73uz6.jpg"></p><p>5. <a href="http://archinect.com/rorockettdesign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Ro | Rockett Design</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154170903247247.1073743402.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/rorockettdesign/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g1/g1bacjex9cirola5.jpg"></p><p>Keep track of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/369546/employer-of-the-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Employer of the Day</em></a>&nbsp;by liking Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>, or by following the&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;<a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/employer-of-the-day/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest board</a>&nbsp;and the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/archinectjobs/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Jobs Instagram</a>.</p><p>Need job-hunt...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960184/tesla-s-5-8-million-square-foot-gigafactory-to-open-in-2017 Tesla's 5.8 million square foot "Gigafactory" to open in 2017 Julia Ingalls 2016-07-27T13:38:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T13:38:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ly/ly61d2maf4u0cg1t.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Sixty-five hundred people and a sizable compliment of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139530018/the-dawn-of-construction-worker-robots" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">robots</a> will work in the enormous, solar-panel topped, rail-adjacent Gigafactory when it opens in 2017, a structure which is described as a "joint venture" between Tesla, Panasonic and other supply partners. In this case, the drive to inexpensively produce lithium-ion batteries has created the need for the&nbsp;colossal&nbsp;structure.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/el/elou5zc83e4g3oab.jpg"></p><p>As <a href="https://www.wired.com/2016/07/tesla-gigafactory-elon-musk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wired</a> notes:</p><p><em>The assembly lines will do everything from make the individual cells&mdash;cylinders a bit bigger&nbsp;than an AA battery&mdash;to assembling the immense packs that power a Model S or store energy in someone&rsquo;s garage. Tesla doesn&rsquo;t disclose its costs, but says doing it all&nbsp;in-house&nbsp;will drive down the cost of a battery by&nbsp;30 percent.</em></p><p>Tesla in the news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936153/lake-flato-architects-splits-reservation-cost-for-tesla-model-3-with-employees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lake Flato Architects splits reservation cost for Tesla Model 3 with employees</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145592812/wired-takes-a-look-inside-tesla-s-car-factory-of-the-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wired takes a look inside Tesla's car factory of the future</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126782986/did-tesla-almost-go-bankrupt-without-anyone-noticing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Did Tesla almost go bankrupt without anyone noticing?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960169/renderings-of-the-dubai-steps-revealed Renderings of the Dubai Steps revealed Julia Ingalls 2016-07-27T13:38:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T14:13:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p2/p2wjphhyq299kb36.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Five hundred steps, 25 stories, and 100 meters of height make up the Dubai Steps, as well as what appears to be a steely reflective outer casing with circular perforations. An aesthetic cross between the spinal column of a terminator and the euphoric ascendance of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947764/a-video-tour-of-mvrdv-s-the-stairs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MVRDV's Rotterdam stair</a> installation, the Dubai Steps appear to terminate in a large open-air platform from which climbers can take in the rapid development of the desert city that surrounds them.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6r/6rq49eg031i272ab.jpg"></p><p>Elaborately patterned lattices host vegetation and what appear to be shaded alcoves on each landing, which should hopefully mitigate what will undoubtedly be a physically exhausting climb in one of the world's hottest climates. It's prime real estate for bottled water vendors...</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dg/dg4xb3xm2cr06pp3.jpg"></p><p>Dubai's latest design additions:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143590227/archinect-speaks-to-designer-of-controversial-dubai-frame-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect speaks to designer of controversial Dubai Frame project</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935045/oma-releases-renderings-of-event-project-space-in-dubai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA releases renderings of event + project space in Dubai</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147749077/santiago-calatrava-to-design-a-seemingly-supertall-observation-tower-in-dubai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Santiago Calatrava to design a seemingly supertall observation tower in Dubai</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960179/peter-marino-accused-of-racial-discrimination-and-sexism-countersues-over-alleged-homophobic-slurs Peter Marino, accused of racial discrimination and sexism, countersues over alleged homophobic slurs Nicholas Korody 2016-07-27T13:23:00-04:00 >2016-07-29T09:35:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tz/tzaryq492bbnunl4.jpg" width="514" height="558" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/20628155/peter-marino-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Marino</a>, the leather-clad architect best known for his collaborations with fashion labels, was sued last year for racial discrimination by a former employee. Now, he's accusing the employee of making homophobic slurs, according to a <a href="http://nypost.com/2016/07/26/architect-accused-of-racial-discrimination-countersues-over-gay-slurs/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">report</a> by the New York Post.</p><p>Deirdre O'Brien worked for Marino for 14 years before, allegedly, being fired after complaining when Marino called her a "c--t." He's also been accused of using the n-word.</p><p>In response, Marino has accused O'Brien called a male co-worker a "big homo" and sent "explicit pornographic images" from her work email address.</p><p>For more on Marino, check out past Archinect coverage:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115194085/bass-lifts-the-lid-on-treasure-trove-interview-with-peter-marino" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bass lifts the lid on treasure trove: interview with Peter Marino</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112957036/peter-marino-exhibition-to-open-at-the-bass-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Marino Exhibition to Open at the Bass Museum</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90068035/john-edwards-lecture-2013-peter-marino-in-conversation-with-marc-jacobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Edwards Lecture 2013: Peter Marino in conversation with Marc Jacobs</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960102/oban-festival-of-architecture-showcases-scottish-innovation Oban Festival of Architecture showcases Scottish innovation Ellen Hancock 2016-07-27T13:19:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T13:19:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/io/iobiua48qt5xwsm6.jpg" width="514" height="207" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An exhibition of Scottish architecture held as part of a major festival in Italy is to be staged for the first time in Scotland. Prospect North, one of three architecture exhibitions being staged in Oban, was first shown at the Venice Architecture Biennale. It explores the stories of 15 Scots communities who have used design and architecture to make a difference.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more articles on Scottish projects and featured firms:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/features/article/149959770/former-juror-rory-olcayto-breaks-down-the-2016-stirling-prize-nominees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Former juror Rory Olcayto breaks down the 2016 Stirling Prize nominees</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149957645/riba-2016-stirling-prize-shortlist-announced-includes-herzog-de-meuron-wilkinson-eyre" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA 2016 Stirling Prize Shortlist announced: includes Herzog &amp; de Meuron, Wilkinson Eyre</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/features/article/149948007/edinburgh-s-maker-architects-a-visit-to-gras" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Edinburgh's maker-architects: a visit to GRAS</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149953793/architects-react-to-shocking-eu-referendum-result" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects react to shocking EU referendum result</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/features/article/149938251/the-unbranded-hybrid-approach-of-the-edinburgh-school-of-architecture-and-landscape" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The unbranded, hybrid approach of the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/features/article/149936854/glasgow-s-collective-architecture-finds-success-and-freedom-in-employee-ownership" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glasgow's Collective Architecture finds success and freedom in employee ownership</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/features/article/149959097/living-together-is-only-possible-if-there-is-always-the-possibility-to-be-alone-dogma-studio-s-hard-line-look-at-architectural-solitude "Living together is only possible if there is always the possibility to be alone." – Dogma studio's hard-line look at architectural solitude Nicholas Korody 2016-07-27T09:46:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T14:38:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/22/22124ucbkpuivh0b.jpg" width="514" height="349" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The single-person room is the among the most basic units of architecture and the background for much of daily life. Here we project our personalities on the walls in the form of decor. Here we can retreat from the world. Yet the ubiquity and familiarity of the room nearly renders it invisible. Rarely do we consider the specificity of these places, which simultaneously serve as refuge and site of labor, of reproduction, of identity formation and presentation.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960021/this-is-what-the-lower-east-side-skyline-could-look-like-more-tall-towers-planned This Is What the Lower East Side Skyline Could Look Like, More Tall Towers Planned Alyssa Alimurung 2016-07-26T18:44:00-04:00 >2016-07-28T10:03:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b2/b2p3okh0tligk3fl.jpg" width="514" height="315" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Preliminary plans have been revealed for two more residential projects that together &ldquo;would add more than 2,100 residential units and 1.7 million square feet&rdquo; to Two Bridges, the area along the East River where the Lower East Side meets Chinatown. A building at 271-283 South Street may rise 60 stories, while another at 260 South Street could reach 66 stories. See how this planned and under-construction new development will alter the LES skyline through CityRealty.com's Google Earth rendering.</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/149960017/median-an-urbanism-exhibition-from-the-most-privileged-and-uninhabitable-location-in-los-angeles-the-middle-of-the-road MEDIAN: an urbanism exhibition from "the most privileged and uninhabitable location in Los Angeles—the middle of the road." Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-26T18:28:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T13:20:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wa/wafxtk2ald9610yt.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Now through August 25, take an immersive, tongue-in-cheeky video tour through Los Angeles at&nbsp;WUHO Gallery, with&nbsp;David Hartwell and Bill Ferehawk's "MEDIAN".</p><p>Enter the narrow, deep gallery space and be at the center of MEDIAN&ndash;an "experimental moving image installation" projected onto the length of WUHO's walls, in parallel. From the viewer's position in the middle of the gallery, atop a double-yellow line, they assume the perspective of "the most privileged and uninhabitable location in Los Angeles&mdash;the middle of the road." Through a mixture of film and animation, the projected narrative takes LA's roadside urbanity to whacky, cartoonish, stereotyped, and whimsical ends.</p><p>Take a look below:</p><p></p><p>More information on MEDIAN available <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/event/920/median-an-experimental-moving-image-installation-opens-at-wuho-gallery-in-hollywood-on-july-14/149957252" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>. WUHO Gallery is open Friday, Saturday and Sundays, noon to 5pm.&nbsp;The exhibition is presented by LA Forum.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960015/facebook-enters-the-housing-market-and-it-s-probably-not-a-good-thing Facebook enters the housing market – and it's probably not a good thing Nicholas Korody 2016-07-26T17:38:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T08:59:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7j/7jef0wki7op0g3mr.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Facebook could be your next landlord. In an effort to drum up support for the controversial expansion of its headquarters, the social media giant is trying to give back to the community by building at least 1,500 housing units that can be rented by the general public&mdash;not just Facebook employees [...] Facebook has pledged that 15 percent of the new units it creates will go to low- or middle-income families.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>...Which is great until you realize that 85 percent of the building will probably be ridiculously expensive and probably populated by local tech bros.</em></p><p>For more on Silicon Valley urbanism, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943493/silicon-valley-campuses-at-risk-as-sea-levels-rise" target="_blank">Silicon Valley campuses at risk as sea levels rise</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145046942/mark-zuckerberg-s-resolution-for-2016-build-an-at-home-ai-like-jarvis-in-iron-man" target="_blank">Mark Zuckerberg's resolution for 2016: build an at-home AI "like Jarvis in Iron Man"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957713/google-acquires-linkedin-s-hq-in-huge-unexpected-property-swap" target="_blank">Google acquires LinkedIn's HQ in huge, unexpected property swap</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149954668/what-s-the-newest-project-for-silicon-valley-investors-building-cities" target="_blank">What's the newest project for Silicon Valley investors? Building cities</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959976/the-unusual-tale-of-how-luis-barrag-n-became-a-diamond The unusual tale of how Luis Barragán became a diamond Justine Testado 2016-07-26T15:28:00-04:00 >2016-07-26T15:29:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/38/38t7cfxnrxnbar95.jpg" width="251" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Magid agrees with those who argue that the Barrag&aacute;n archive should be open to the public and returned to Mexico, but she insists that this is not her focus. &ldquo;If that&rsquo;s what my intentions were, I don&rsquo;t think I&rsquo;d make art,&rdquo; she told me. &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve always called the archive her lover. To marry one man, she negotiated owning another man, whom she&rsquo;s devoted her life to. It&rsquo;s a weird love triangle, and I&rsquo;m the other woman.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>&ldquo;&lsquo;It intrigued me as a gothic love story,&rsquo; [Magid] said, &lsquo;with a copyright-and-intellectual-property-rights subplot.&rsquo;&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><p>A fascinating story about &ldquo;architectural preservation&rdquo; that focuses on an artist's elaborate negotiation to open Luis Barrag&aacute;n's tightly controlled archive to the public in his native Mexico &mdash; and the unusual &ldquo;love triangle&rdquo; behind it. The story begins with conceptual&nbsp;artist Jill Magid, whose work questions&nbsp;the boundaries of institutional power and law. In her latest performance art piece, Magid&nbsp;had&nbsp;Barrag&aacute;n's ashes compressed into a 2.02 carat diamond, which was transformed into an engagement ring for architectural historian Federica Zanco. Magid would then &ldquo;propose&rdquo; to Zanco in exchange for Barrag&aacute;n's entire archive.</p><p>Zanco first&nbsp;received the archive as a gift from a Swiss businessman who purchased it and the copyrights for $3 million in 1995, in lieu of an engagement ring. Since then, everyone from architects to students to museum staff members have been denied acc...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959978/arup-team-v-to-build-world-s-tallest-timber-residential-building-in-amsterdam Arup, TEAM V to build world's tallest timber residential building in Amsterdam Nicholas Korody 2016-07-26T14:50:00-04:00 >2016-07-26T14:51:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i6/i6qh2jrg66e9seuq.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Arup announced on July 25 that they would partner with TEAM V Architecture, Lingotto, Nicole Maarsen, and Nederlandse Energie Maatschappij in the construction of a 73-meter-high residential tower. With 14,500 square meters of floor space in total, the tower, named HAUT, will house 55 apartments and an underground parking lot. Upon completion, HAUT will be the tallest timber tower in the world.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8m/8mhxn8u9bf395zb1.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;Building in wood is one of the most talked about innovations in sustainable construction internationally, due to the large storage capacity of CO2,&rdquo; Arup said. &ldquo;Using wood provides an answer to the Municipality of Amsterdam&rsquo;s quest for CO2 neutrality.&rdquo;</p><p>Arup expects HAUT to store some three million kilograms of CO2. Equipped with photovoltaic panels, the build will produce its own energy. A rooftop wetland will filter waste water.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/th/th6j6idrdknuqysa.jpg"></p><p>"The municipality of Amsterdam selected this team for their vision of the city of the future in which nature and architecture are balanced," stated Arup. "HAUT also sta...</p> http://archinect.com/firms/project/149959957/dt1house/149959958 dt1house by sirotovarchitects isirotov 2016-07-26T13:20:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T03:25:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ar/ar8jntsy94unu6pb.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We would like to introduce our new completed project dt1 house in the center of Kiev. The apartment is designed for young men in a modern style. Area of the apartment is 76.2 per square meter.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959956/why-it-just-isn-t-possible-to-build-affordable-housing-in-the-current-u-s-housing-market Why it just isn't possible to build affordable housing in the current U.S. housing market Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-26T13:03:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T11:31:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zm/zmwtxdfpp8nmr5rj.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Nudge down the design and development fees, pay the construction workers less, drop the interest rate as low as it will go, spend nothing on maintenance, even assume that someone gave the land for free &mdash; and the buildings still aren't feasible. A 50-unit apartment is still millions short. "Even if you try to tweak a lot," Poethig says, "for people of extremely low incomes, there&rsquo;s just going to be this gap to the cost of development and production of housing."</p></em><br /><br /><p>A very enlightening (and depressing, but with tentative solutions!) <a href="http://apps.urban.org/features/cost-of-affordable-housing/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interactive</a> from the Urban Institute uses data from Denver, Colorado's housing market to show how building affordable housing just doesn't "pencil out"&mdash;meaning, as Emily Badger puts it for the <em>Washington&nbsp;</em><em>Post</em>, "The costs of building&nbsp;them outstrip&nbsp;what&nbsp;the people who may live in them could afford to pay in rent."</p><p>As Badger explains it, this is mostly due to an imbalance between public and private involvement in the affordable housing system. It isn't profitable for developers to make affordable units, because the tenants just can't pay enough, but public subsidies often can't bridge the gap either. She sums it up:</p><p><em>To the extent that government should step in when the&nbsp;private market&nbsp;can't, affordable housing is a prime example. The larger&nbsp;problem, though, is that we hardly devote the kind of public resources to this market failure&nbsp;that it demands.</em></p><p>Denver was chosen because "It doesn't have a white-hot&nbsp;housing market like...</p>