Archinect 2015-09-03T04:59:45-04:00 Google Street View captures beautiful public space transformations Julia Ingalls 2015-09-02T20:02:00-04:00 >2015-09-02T20:03:11-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="489" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A Brazilian urban planning collective called Urb-i...scoured Google Street View images to find the most stunning public space transformations from around the world. The results give us hope that our cities are becoming more beautiful places to live.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Cheer up: not everything is getting worse, at least not if you check out these comparison shots of real places from around the globe captured on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google Street View</a>. Compiled by Urb-i, these 41 intersections and urban streets are studies in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pedestrian-friendliness</a>; as the years melt by, many of the municipalities and cities strip away traffic lanes and replace them with sidewalk planters, pavers, and other traffic-calming elements. In some cases, cars are removed entirely, letting people (and greenery) retake the streets. Here's a view of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hungary</a>:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>A street in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Detroit</a>:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Also in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Montreal</a>:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Design Manifestos: Brandon Clifford of Matter Design Eli Laipson 2015-09-02T15:52:00-04:00 >2015-09-02T18:08:59-04:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Matter Design</strong></a>&nbsp;is a research-driven design firm founded by Brandon Clifford and Wes McGee in 2008. The founders are based in Boston and Ann Arbor where they practice and teach at MIT and the University of Michigan. With a focus on the intersection of drawing and making, the firm&rsquo;s award-winning projects continually explore cutting-edge fabrication processes, materiality, and the integration of diverse environmental and structural systems. Last week, <strong>Modelo</strong>&nbsp;spent some time with Brandon Clifford to learn more about the firm&rsquo;s background and aspirations for the future.</p><p><strong>On becoming an architect</strong><br><em>It was early. When I was growing up I enjoyed analytical classes like math and science, but also enjoyed art, so the inclination was to go into architecture because it was somehow at that cross-section. Because of that, I went to Georgia Tech thinking that it would be very engineered-focused architecture, came to realize there&rsquo;s no real basis for that. Architecture is Architecture.</em></p><p><em>That&rsquo;s how I got s...</em></p> Requirements for affordable housing in Chicago under attack from developers Nicholas Korody 2015-09-02T15:24:00-04:00 >2015-09-02T22:45:12-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="425" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As Chicago prepares to enter a new era of ramped-up affordable-housing development, a key question is whether private developers will go along with the city&rsquo;s new guidances. A lawsuit filed... last Thursday shows signs of possible peril for the city&rsquo;s low-income housing agenda. At the heart of the lawsuit is the Affordable Requirements Ordinance (ARO), which is part of Chicago&rsquo;s five-year &ldquo;Bouncing Back&rdquo; plan for increasing affordable housing. [...]</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Built by Women DC 2015-09-02T15:17:00-04:00 >2015-09-02T15:17:14-04:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Moscow, Russia voted world's unfriendliest city by travelers Julia Ingalls 2015-09-02T14:33:00-04:00 >2015-09-02T14:33:45-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We suspect the city&rsquo;s notoriously bad traffic and general &ldquo;aloofness&rdquo; of the people contributed to its low ranking, as well as its culinary scene, which was also ranked dead last in this year&rsquo;s poll.</p></em><br /><br /><p>When Travel + Leisure compiled a survey of the places its readers love to visit, it also collected data on the 30 locales they loathe. While Moscow, Russia tops the list of the world's unfriendliest cities, a significant number of the top 10 are located in the United States (including <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York City</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Philadelphia</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Baltimore</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Las Vegas</a> and the world's #2 unfriendliest burg,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atlantic City</a>).&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Archinect's Employer of the Day - Weekly Round-Up #85 Justine Testado 2015-09-02T13:56:00-04:00 >2015-09-02T14:08:05-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Heads up to all you job seekers and active employers. Here's our weekly batch of employers for Archinect's&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>. If you've been following the daily feature on Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook page</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, check out the latest&nbsp;<em>EOTD</em>&nbsp;features:</p><p>1. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>envelope A+D</strong></a> (<a href=";type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Project Manager</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>2. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>MRad</strong></a> (<a href=";type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect (California Licensure)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>3.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Studio FANT&Aacute;STICA</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href=";type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Intern</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>4. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>meter</strong></a> (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Intermediate Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Keep track of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Employer of the Day</em></a>&nbsp;by liking Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>&nbsp;or follow the new&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest board</a>.</p><p>Need job-hunting or hiring tips? Check out Archinect's ongoing&nbsp;<em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EMPLOY(ED)</a></em>&nbsp;series.</p> Massive renovation of U.N. Headquarters improves security but sacrifices Hammarskjöld Library Alexander Walter 2015-09-02T13:46:00-04:00 >2015-09-02T13:46:15-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When the 70th regular session of the General Assembly convenes on Sept. 15, it will do so in a complex of buildings that hasn&rsquo;t looked so good or felt so secure in generations. &ldquo;We now have a very safe compound,&rdquo; said Michael Adlerstein, [...] executive director of a seven-year, $2.15 billion renovation, known as the capital master plan, that is nearing completion. More visible than anything else is the robust yet crystalline new glass facade of the 39-story Secretariat building.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Cooper Union to return to tuition-free model Julia Ingalls 2015-09-02T13:25:00-04:00 >2015-09-02T22:55:23-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Committee to Save Cooper Union</a> (CSCU) has successfully convinced <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cooper Union</a>'s Board of Trustees to reconsider their decision to charge tuition to ease the institution's financial crisis, a move that would have upended a 150-year tradition of free scholarships. Along with Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York&nbsp;Attorney General's Office</a> and the CSCU, Cooper Union signed a Consent Decree that will, in the words of the CSCU, "enable Cooper Union to find a practical path back to its full scholarship model; give alumni, students, faculty, and staff a powerful role in Cooper&rsquo;s governance; institute strict oversight of the school&rsquo;s progress toward its goals; spur a serious effort to balance its budget; and reform its governance."&nbsp;The CSCU has correspondingly&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">settled its lawsuit against Cooper Union</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The Attorney General's Office has also filed a <em>cy pres</em> petition, which attributes the Attorney General's intervention in the matter to a need "to safeguard Peter Cooper's irr...</p> "Reporting from the Front" is the title of the 15th Venice Biennale of Architecture Nicholas Korody 2015-09-02T13:19:00-04:00 >2015-09-02T13:19:48-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="307" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The President of la Biennale di Venezia, Paolo Baratta, accompanied by the curator of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition, Alejandro Aravena, met today at Ca&rsquo; Giustinian with the representatives of 48 Countries. The 15th Exhibition will take place from May 28th to November 27th the Giardini and the Arsenale and in various other venues in Venice. The title chosen by Alejandro Aravena for the 15th International Architecture Exhibition is: REPORTING FROM THE FRONT</p></em><br /><br /><p>"There are several battles that need to be won and several frontiers that need to be expanded in order to improve the quality of the built environment and consequently people&rsquo;s quality of life," <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alejandro Aravena</a>&nbsp;states in the announcement. "More and more people in the planet are in search for a decent place to live and the conditions to achieve it are becoming tougher and tougher by the hour. Any attempt to go beyond business as usual encounters huge resistance in the inertia of reality and any effort to tackle relevant issues has to overcome the increasing complexity of the world."&nbsp;</p><p>Employing a militaristic tone, Aravena is signalling an aggressive positioning for next year's Biennale, as well as a clear political stance. "Unlike military wars where nobody wins and there is a prevailing sense of defeat, on the frontlines of the built environment, there is a sense of vitality because architecture is about looking at reality in a proposal key," he states.</p><p>The Chilean architect is know...</p> Walkie Talkie Tower wins Carbuncle Cup for UK's worst building of the year Alexander Walter 2015-09-02T12:06:00-04:00 >2015-09-02T17:45:36-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A City of London skyscraper, nicknamed the Walkie Talkie, has won the annual Carbuncle Cup, awarded to a building judged to be the UK's worst. In its short history, the 37-storey office tower has melted parked cars and critics have compared its three-storey roof garden to an airport terminal. Thomas Lane, who runs the awards, said the carbuncle "crashes into London's skyline like an unwelcome party guest".</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Walkie Talkie Tower summons the elements again &mdash; this time it's wind!</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'Walkie Scorchie&rsquo; building given permanent sunshade</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly-designed "Walkie Talkie" skyscraper melts car with light reflections</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'Prison-like' student housing wins Carbuncle Cup for Britain's worst building of the year</a></li></ul> Real-life tractor beam: NASA teams with Arx Pax to create micro-satellite capture devices Julia Ingalls 2015-09-02T08:00:00-04:00 >2015-09-02T11:54:50-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect-founded technology firm Arx Pax</a>, who brought you the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hendo Hoverboard</a>,&nbsp;and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NASA</a>, who recently brought you photos of Pluto, announced today that they've teamed up in a Space Act Agreement to create micro-satellite capture devices that create magnetic tethers between satellites.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The technology, which is based on Arx Pax's patented electromagnetic energy transmitting Magnetic Field Architecture (MFA), would allow the proposed devices to manipulate and couple satellites from a distance. This effect could be roughly compared to the "tractor beam" used on the TV show "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Star Trek</a>" (except for small satellites only, and with a much simpler initiator than the NCC 1701).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Arx Pax and NASA are keen to design a device that can attract one object to another remotely, which would allow the initiator to keep an object in its field stationary: once engaged in the device's field, the satellite would be unable to either move from or toward the device. According to Arx Pax, this "will enable the...</p> New Showers Installed at Auschwitz Miles Jaffe 2015-09-01T23:48:00-04:00 >2015-09-02T11:03:27-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The management at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum has defended the installation of sprinkler showers at its entrance, after a visitor complained that the new facilities were a painful reminder of the gas chambers used to murder prisoners.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Is Auschwitz now a theme park?</p> Construction update: More (unofficial) drone footage of Apple's spaceship campus Justine Testado 2015-09-01T23:48:00-04:00 >2015-09-01T20:53:17-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="273" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Apple's "spaceship" campus continues to be a hotspot for drones to film the project gradually coming to life. One of those drones belongs to Silicon Valley-based photographer/videographer <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Duncan Sinfield</a>, who posted a new video today showing the latest additions to the campus. As Sinfield pilots his&nbsp;DJI Inspire 1 over the construction site, the resulting video is intermittently overlapped by flashback footage that was shot exactly one month ago for some rough comparisons. Adding a somewhat surreal vibe, the late Steve Jobs "narrates" the footage as he describes the campus to the Cupertino City Council in a 2011 clip.</p><p>Check out the video right below.</p> First big-name architects confirmed for Obama Presidential Center Alexander Walter 2015-09-01T20:32:00-04:00 >2015-09-02T23:26:46-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When Barack Obama's people announced last week that they are searching worldwide for an architect for the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago, they won no points for transparency. [...] Having consulted sources, I can now name 11 of the firms and observe that they are A) Of high caliber; B) Represent a broad geographic and aesthetic spectrum; and C) Include the established firms one would expect to be invited.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Rumors have been running wild which architects were among the 50+ selected firms to receive RFQs from the White House for the design of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Obama Presidential Center</a> in Chicago.</p><p>While&nbsp;Martin Nesbitt, chairman of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barack Obama Foundation</a>, remains tight-lipped about names of the invited designers, more and more national and international architects surface 'as confirmed.' Blair Kamin claims in his latest <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Tribune</em> piece</a> that &mdash;&nbsp;according to his sources &mdash;&nbsp;he can already name 11 of the firms: among them, Pritzker winner Renzo Piano, Chicago locals Helmut Jahn, Perkins+Will, Krueck+Sexton,&nbsp;and Tigerman McCurry Architects, New Yorkers Robert A.M. Stern (who has already designed <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GWB's presidential library</a>) and&nbsp;Diller Scofidio + Renfro, as well as&nbsp;the San Francisco office of Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill, and others.</p><p>Kamin repeatedly points out London-based&nbsp;David Adjaye&nbsp;as the one to watch, potentially the first non-American architect who could land the job for an American presidential library.</p><p>R...</p> 'IT'S NOT WORTH IT': Ad Exec's Brutal Rant Before He Died Of Cancer Orhan Ayyüce 2015-09-01T19:13:00-04:00 >2015-09-02T23:01:50-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I think you&rsquo;re all fucking mad. Deranged. So disengaged from reality it&rsquo;s not even funny. It&rsquo;s a fucking TV commercial. Nobody gives a shit. This has come as quite a shock I can tell you. I think, I&rsquo;ve come to the conclusion that the whole thing was a bit of a con. A scam. An elaborate hoax.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Linds Redding, a New Zealand-based art director who worked at BBDO and Saatchi &amp; Saatchi, died last month at age 52 from an inoperable esophageal cancer.Redding also kept a blog, and after his passing an essay he wrote about the ad business, titled &ldquo;A Short Lesson In Perspective,&rdquo; has gained a new and sudden life, on the SF Egotist and on Adfreak.It will not make happy reading for the many people who knew Redding, know of his work, or anyone who works in the creative department of an ad agency."</em></p><p>Maybe change ad agency with architect's office? In most cases?</p> Apply now for the AA Visiting School Greece: Thessaloniki Revelations workshop Sponsor 2015-09-01T19:10:00-04:00 >2015-09-01T20:56:02-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Visiting School Greece</a> program is getting ready for their Thessaloniki "Revelations" session, starting October 30 through November 9 at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The collaborative workshop will investigate the urban fabric of the historic city of Thessaloniki through a series of multi-parameter morphological operations and the use of digital fabrication tools.&nbsp;</p><p>All architecture and design students and professionals worldwide are invited to sign up. Be sure to apply by <strong>October 15</strong>.</p><p>The workshop will challenge participants to rethink the way Thessaloniki's city environment has affected its population based on shifting needs, as well as to visualize these urban shifts in a hyper-specific contextualized construction model. Students' design proposals will focus largely on innovative urban interventions informed by the existing city conditions of Thessaloniki.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>During the design research phase, students will work in teams as they explore digital fabrication methods thro...</p> Get Lectured: Harvard GSD, Fall '15 Justine Testado 2015-09-01T15:29:00-04:00 >2015-09-01T14:31:21-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="766" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is ready for another school year.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Our next featured poster comes from the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard University Graduate School of Design</a>. Their Fall '15 lecture events start this Thursday, September 3.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</em></p><p>Listed below are selected upcoming events. Lectures are free and open to the public.</p><p><strong>Sept 3</strong><br>Farshid Moussavi / Farshid Moussavi Architecture, London</p><p><strong>Sept 8</strong><br>Charles Waldheim / John E. Irving Professor of Landscape Architecture</p><p><strong>Sept 10</strong><br>DISCUSSION: Housing&mdash;What Next?<br>With Eric Bunge, Hilde Heynen, Niklas Maak, Ir&eacute;n&eacute;e Scalbert, and others<br>Moderated by Mohsen Mostafavi</p><p><strong>Sept 15</strong><br>Jonathan Olivares / Jonathan Oli...</p> A photographic tour of Alvar Aalto's restored Viipuri Library Julia Ingalls 2015-09-01T14:29:00-04:00 >2015-09-01T14:44:24-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For almost twenty years,&nbsp;The Finnish Committee for the Restoration of Viipuri Library worked to restore <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alvar Aalto's rarely seen Viipuri library</a>. Located in Vyborg, Russia, which was under Finnish rule when the library was originally conceived (hence its occasional moniker of the Vyborg Library) the newly restored interior and exterior of the library has been comprehensively photographed by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Denis Esakov</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The stark white rectilinear forms of the exterior are counterbalanced by a series of elliptical, curvaceous elements, from the 58 skylights over the reading room to the elegant sweep of the circulation desk and the gradually ascending central staircases.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>An auditorium, complete with original furnishings, features a gentle, undulating wooden ceiling.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Built in the pre-digital era, the library has retained some space-saving features from that time, including movable stacks that can be adjusted with a rotating lever.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>On the exterior, the placement of the windows within the expanses of wal...</p> A bamboo skyscraper fosters public life Julia Ingalls 2015-09-01T14:20:00-04:00 >2015-09-01T14:36:16-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A shortlisted finalist in the 2015 <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture&nbsp;Festival</a> awards, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CRG Architects</a>' Bamboo Skyscraper is not only noteworthy for its unusual choice of material, but its vision of what constitutes a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">skyscraper</a>. Instead of focusing on a single prominent tower, the design is a cluster of gradually rising volumes that interconnect and share a central vertical core. Stainless steel is used for joint material between the high-tensile-strength <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">bamboo</a> tubes, while <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EFTE</a> is used for the facade.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Sustainability drove the initial design concept, as did a desire for fostering greater public space and communal interactions within the cluster. According to a statement by CRG, "It is up to artists, designers and architects to find an answer to the question how current technology can breathe new life into the urban environment and into public domain."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The 247,000 square meter complex, which boasts office, entertainment, and hotel/residential spaces, also has a helix slope for bicycle access.</p> MIT presents 3D printer that can print 10 materials simultaneously without breaking the bank Alexander Walter 2015-09-01T13:34:00-04:00 >2015-09-01T14:16:05-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="705" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As 3D printing advances from its plastic roots, we&rsquo;re seeing more and more materials passing through its nozzles. Metal, glass, random gunk&mdash;each new filament opens the door to new manufacturing applications. Now researchers have made a printer they claim can use up to ten different materials at once. The &ldquo;MultiFab,&rdquo; made by MIT&rsquo;s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), could offer a relatively low-cost option for the multimaterial 3D printing market.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to read the full paper,&nbsp;<em>MultiFab: A Machine Vision Assisted Platform for Multi-material 3D Printing</em>.</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amsterdam could get a new 3D-printed bridge built by robots</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UC Berkeley team unveils "Bloom" 3D-printed cement structure</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The future of 3D printing will be...neoclassical villas?</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Singapore company launches world's first 3d printer/scanner hybrid</a></li></ul> The BEACH to be reincarnated in arts competition for D.C.'s Dupont Underground initiative Justine Testado 2015-09-01T12:55:00-04:00 >2015-09-01T15:38:06-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The wildly successful BEACH installation is down to its final exhibition days at Washington D.C.'s National Building Museum. Since <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">opening on July 4</a>, over 120,000 visitors both young and old "splashed" around in its bubbly waters, lounged about on the "shore", and perhaps saw a live band rock out in the 10,000 square-foot monochromatic ball pit, designed by Brooklyn-based <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Snarkitecture</a>. Although the Beach closes on September 7, that won't be the last of it.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Recycling the Beach was always part of the plan. Even before the installation opened, representatives of the D.C.-based initiative, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dupont Underground</a>, proposed&nbsp;to transport, store, and re-use its building materials.</p><p>The Dupont Underground has set&nbsp;its sights on revitalizing&nbsp;an abandoned trolley station beneath the Dupont Circle neighborhood into a public venue for arts and design-oriented events. As part of their inaugural programming, the group will take the Beach's more than 650,000 anti-microbial plastic balls and its 6,000 ...</p> Uber brings Mad Max to Seattle Nicholas Korody 2015-09-01T12:44:00-04:00 >2015-09-01T12:54:13-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="356" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To promote the new Mad Max video game coming out at the start of September, Uber teamed up with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment this weekend to give fans in Seattle real rides in real Fury Road vehicles. Through Monday (we know &mdash; not enough time, life isn't fair, etc.), those going to and from the city's PAX Prime gaming convention will have the chance to nab a varied set of postapocalyptic chariots that seat either one, three, or four other riders.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The rules are simple:</p><ul><li>Trips must begin and stay within downtown Seattle. The Wasteland is vast and gas is precious &mdash; the Warboys must remain near their Stronghold.</li><li>Your dollars are worthless in the Wasteland. Payment shall not be required.</li></ul><p>Here's a look at some of the cars helping to bring new meaning to "disruptive innovation":</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Binational Urbanism – On the Road to Paradise Released BOARD 2015-09-01T10:13:00-04:00 >2015-09-01T12:23:42-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="415" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Binational urbanism has the potential to become one of the most interesting forms of life in the twenty-first century.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Amsterdam-based publishing house <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">trancityxvaliz</a> just released Bernd Upmeyer&rsquo;s new book entitled <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Binational Urbanism &ndash; On the Road to Paradise&rdquo;</a>.<br><br>&ldquo;Never before was the mobility of individuals higher than it is today. People work and live not only in different places, but often even in different countries. Binational Urbanism examines the way of life of people who start a second life in a second city in a second nation-state, without saying goodbye to their first city. They live in constant transit between two homes, between two countries.</p><p>Binational urbanists come from all strata of society, from the highly educated and cosmopolitan creative classes to the working class. Through their continuous change of location, binational urbanists appear to be living in a state that is characterized by a constant longing, or a constant homesickness, for the other city. The author interviewed people of Turkish origin currently living in Germany, who commute regularly between cities in Germany a...</p> HEAD EATER GARDEN "Le Jardin-Mange-tête" by Atelier YokYok Atelier YokYok 2015-09-01T08:39:00-04:00 >2015-09-02T16:46:32-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="192" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Giant plants with colored bubbles rise to human height to invite visitors to put their heads into them and observe a white garden becoming colorful. The head-eater garden is a reflection on perception of colors through filters. The filter, as a fishbowl, offers isolation like a cosmonaut or a diving suit, and opens in colors to contemplate nature at 360&deg;. These carnivorous plants have also taken over the benches in the garden and turned them into a hairdresser to let visitors put their heads into them&hellip;<br>The Head-eater garden is a decomposed chromatic participatory landscape experience. The installation is built at a human scale to surround him and interact with him. It is at the same time individual and opened to others, it generate games as well as contemplation, each in their own bubble.</em></p> THE SHOOTING VAULTS "Les voûtes filantes" by Atelier YokYok Atelier YokYok 2015-09-01T08:17:00-04:00 >2015-09-01T20:28:10-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Set aside of its stone-build big sister, an enchanting garden deploys, extends and tends under the stroller&rsquo;s curious eyes. The sacred architecture that faces it is convoked in its entire syncretic dimension. Arcs of all origins are linked to one another by a colorful woven structure that performs with light and mystery; hence revealing a light dematerialized architecture, that the stroller admires its variations while wandering in the vaults. By these suspended Ariadne&rsquo;s threads, the stroller is guided towards the center of the lot, a secret cloister. The glance rests then rises.<br>The Shooting Vaults project is part of 3 winning entries for the 2015 competition with the &ldquo;landscape&rdquo; garden theme. It is built to last during the month of June in the cloister of St Stephen&rsquo;s Cathedral in Cahors, and could stay all summer long if artists and the organizing team agree on this issue. All together the festival exposes 25 gardens and counts 10000 visitors, it also greets many other activities...</p> TREEDOM by Atelier YokYok Atelier YokYok 2015-09-01T08:02:00-04:00 >2015-09-01T20:27:49-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Treedom is an emblematic installation designed for the SZIGET festival.<br>The aim is to gather people around a simple symbol, a geometrical forest. More than a simple sculpture, we propose a huge installation that can be walked through, and experienced from within.<br>A network of pole trees is randomly dispatched on a square grid to create a seemingly wild ensemble, with various densities and transparencies depending on the viewpoint.<br>Each tree is fastened to its neighbouring ones by the branches, which emphasizes the feeling of being in a forest.<br>Some benches join the trees at their bases, offering outdoor lounges. The installation provides a slight shade during the day, but also a warm ambiance at night time, being illuminated from the canopy.<br>&nbsp;</p> Mariehøj Culture Center in Holte, Denmark by WE Architecture WE Architecture 2015-08-31T20:47:00-04:00 >2015-08-31T20:47:04-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="279" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The culture center merges together with the green landscape as it bridges the gap between the arrival area, the cultural plaza and the beautiful backyard of Marieh&oslash;j. It opens up towards the surroundings and incorporates the green qualities to the activities in the house.<br><br>The house is on the same time a cultural activity center and a well-functioning working place. Through reorganization and rebuilding better spaces for individual activities are created and a more appropriate positions of the various functions. At the same time more cross field and meeting points are created. It brings together the multiple activities in the house and creates a space where new meetings and activities across interest and age may arise.</p> Black Box by Aaron Neubert Architects aneubert 2015-08-31T20:39:00-04:00 >2015-08-31T20:39:27-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A steeply sloping property in the Franklin Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles is the site for this 200 square foot writer&rsquo;s studio, labeled the &ldquo;Black Box&rdquo; for its minimal geometry and dark stained cladding. Floating above an existing residence and capturing a panoramic view of Griffith Park and its famed Observatory, the Black Box serves as the office for a technology author and columnist.</p><p>Entry to the structure is obtained by ascending the hillside stairs and passing below the tree canopy enveloping the studio. A custom fabricated steel fenestration system opens to the entry platform though a pair of telescoping doors. The assembly turns the corner and terminates in a picture window, directing the occupant to the expansive views. The position of the studio and the arrival sequence creates the desired separation between home life and work life.</p> The eVolo 2016 Skyscraper Competition is accepting entries now until January. Register early! Justine Testado 2015-08-31T18:55:00-04:00 >2015-08-31T20:12:35-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="297" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Floating in mid-air, inspired by traditional designs, or built out of carbon dioxide, the sky is indeed the limit in the annual eVolo Skyscraper Competition. Since eVolo first launched the contest in 2006, there's no question that the 2016 edition will be just as competitive.</p><p>Every year, participants worldwide are invited to&nbsp;reinvent the skyscraper: examining its definition, historical context, purpose, and exploring the potential for vertical living in the 21st century.&nbsp;The fun part is that entrants are given complete freedom in designing their skyscrapers.</p><p>Get a headstart on those submissions!&nbsp;You can sign up for<strong> early registration</strong> now until November 17, 2015 for $95. Then from November 18 until January 19, the registration fee will hike up to $135.</p><p>The final registration deadline is <strong>January 19, 2016</strong>. Submissions are due on <strong>January 26, 2016</strong> at 11:59 p.m. US Eastern Time.</p><p>This year's jury features: Matias del Campo, Thom Faulders, Greg Lynn, Marcelo Spina, and Skylar Tibbits.</p><p>Here's a t...</p> Sea level rise accelerating, according to new data from NASA Nicholas Korody 2015-08-31T18:53:00-04:00 >2015-09-01T18:16:15-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>NASA has <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">released</a> new images that show an acceleration in global sea level rise, from about 1 millimeter per year at the beginning of the last century to 3 millimeters per year today.</p><p>&ldquo;NASA&rsquo;s been looking down at the oceans from space for about the last 23 years,&rdquo; explains Josh Willis, a NASA climate scientist, in a video posted below. &ldquo;And when they do we see the sea levels are rising &ndash; rapidly. Much more rapidly than they have any time in the last thousand years."</p><p>Since 1992, NASA has noted about 7 centimeters of sea level rise total. While this may not seem like much, it's spread over about two-thirds of the planet's surface. And as the planet continues to heat up, glacier and ice sheets will melt, further contributing to sea level rise. According to Willis, the implications will be profound.&nbsp;</p><p>"We live in a society that loves the ocean. We love the beaches and we put a lot of infrastructure there," Willis states. "Across the world, there are hundreds of millions of people that will ...</p>