Archinect 2015-10-09T13:48:54-04:00 Get Lectured: Princeton University, Fall '15 Justine Testado 2015-10-09T13:20:00-04:00 >2015-10-09T13:20:55-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="795" 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">Princeton University School of Architecture</a>.</p><p><strong><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></strong></p><p>Unless noted, lectures take place at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Oct 14</strong><br>Jinhee Park / Principal, SsD - New York, Seoul<br>"Micro-Urbanism"</p><p><strong>Oct 21</strong><br>Dr. Lukasz Stanek / University of Manchester<br>"Team 10 East"</p><p><strong>Oct 28</strong><br>Jan De Vylder / Architect-Manager, Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu, BVBA - Gent, Belgium<br>"About this. And that."</p><p><strong>Nov 9</strong><br>Monica Ponce de Leon / MPdL Studio; Dean, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Univers...</p> The 27 patterns that make up the world's cities and suburbs Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-10-09T12:30:00-04:00 >2015-10-09T12:46:39-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="726" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What's interesting about these 27 categories that Wheeler has defined, covering the full range of development patterns in two dozen metropolitan regions he has studied worldwide, is that most of them are new. [..] "We have had an explosion of different types of built landscapes in the last century," says Wheeler, who is working on a book about these patterns.</p></em><br /><br /><p>An example of the patterns identified by Stephen Wheeler, professor at UC Davis' Department of Human Ecology,&nbsp;culled from meticulous work with Google satellite imagery:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>You can view more of his maps <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Editor's Picks #431 Nam Henderson 2015-10-09T10:37:00-04:00 >2015-10-09T12:10:51-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Laura Amaya</a>&nbsp;interviewed Giancarlo Mazzanti, founder and principal of El Equipo de Mazzanti. The two <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">discussed</a> "<em>architecture for social inclusion...from a political point of view</em>", play or leisure, and "<em>an architecture made of parts...or open work</em>".&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Meanwhile the latest editions of <strong>Deans List</strong>: featured <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kenneth Schwartz of Tulane School of Architecture</a>&nbsp;and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amale Andraos of Columbia University's GSAPP</a>.&nbsp;<strong>vado retro</strong> agreed that Tulane is a "<em>great school in a great city. enjoy it while it is still above water.</em>"</p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br>In a collaboration with the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Biennial</a>, Archinect offered up an Chicago installment of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Next Up</em></a>, the live-podcasting event.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher</a>&nbsp;shared some criticism of the event and participants "<em>one still wonders whether these laudable concerns should usurp the space that was presumably meant to be allocated to contemporary architecture</em><em>.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Herzog &amp; de Meuron <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">released</a> the first look at their design for the new Vancouver Art Gallery, a significant update on the Gallery's ol...</p> 44PL by Joeb Moore & Partners Architects, LLC joebmoore 2015-10-09T10:32:00-04:00 >2015-10-09T10:32:17-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="356" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Located in the Greenwich, CT backcountry on four steeply sloped acres, the 44PL house uses a precise site and aesthetic strategy to comfortably satisfy a large residential program, while also triggering moments of surprise, play, and curiosity.</p><p>This project is conceived as a series of concrete retaining walls and escarpments that traverse and cascade down the steeply sloped site. By deploying a series of straight walls to act as &ldquo;jetties&rdquo; into the landscape, the design manipulates the topography and invites it to cascade into the house. Hovering above and anchored to these concrete site walls is the house proper, a &ldquo;primitive&rdquo; conceived and constructed as a pair of smooth extruded volumes of differing lengths. Symbolically and strategically, the first of these extrusions presents a gable-front facade to the street and helps conceal the scale of the overall house beyond. The second rotates 90 degrees and runs parallel to the street and site walls. The perpendicular orientation of the ...</p> Canary Wharf may be host to western Europe's tallest residential tower Julia Ingalls 2015-10-09T04:00:00-04:00 >2015-10-08T20:11:36-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="577" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Developer Greenland Group has submitted plans for a 67-storey tower that would provide 869 new homes on West India Quay. If approved, the building will be western Europe&rsquo;s tallest residential building at 241m.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Designed by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HOK</a>, the yet-to-be-approved tower would feature a west wing of affordable units, retail on the ground floor, and according to the rendering below, an incredible amount of sunshine:&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Archinect's Must-Do Picks for Archtober 2015 - Week 2 (Oct. 9-16) Archinect 2015-10-08T19:01:00-04:00 >2015-10-08T19:04:14-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Looking for exciting things to do in New York City this month? Lucky you, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archtober</a> is back for another year with a rich program of engaging exhibitions, lectures, conferences, films, tours, parties, and other activities to celebrate the value of architecture and design in everyday life.</p><p>For the fifth year, Archinect &amp; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> are proud to once again be Archtober's digital media sponsors.</p><p>From the extensive <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">roster of Archtober events</a>, here are some highlights to take note of from Oct. 9-16:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Paul Rand Closing Party with Kyle Cooper | Oct. 9</strong></a><br><em>Join us for the grand finale of the exhibition Everything Is Design: The Work of Paul Rand. Star designer Kyle Cooper will reflect on how Rand impacted him as Cooper's teacher at Yale University. Donald Albrecht, MCNY&rsquo;s Curator of Architecture and Design, will join Cooper afterwards for a brief conversation. We will keep the Rand gallery open for late viewing and signature &ldquo;Rand&rdquo; cocktails!</em><br>&nbsp;</li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>National Design Week | Oct. 10-18</strong></a><br><em>National Design Week celebra...</em></li></ul> Black in Design Conference 2015-10-08T17:54:00-04:00 >2015-10-08T18:01:49-04:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Cutting across the Chicago Architecture Biennial: "Rock Print" from ETH Zürich and MIT Nicholas Korody 2015-10-08T17:49:00-04:00 >2015-10-09T11:45:19-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Rock Print, one of the most technologically-impressive installations at the Chicago Architecture Biennial, is the collaborative project of Gramazio Kohler Research of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ETH Z&uuml;rich</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT</a>&rsquo;s Self-Assembly Lab. A towering stone assemblage put together by robots and secured with nothing more than thread, the installation is a reminder that feats of technical ingenuity can also be poetic.</p><p>According to the catalogue description, Rock Print &ldquo;brings forward a new category of potentially random-packed, poly-disperse structures that can be automatically fabricated in nonstandard shapes.&rdquo;</p><p>The project differs from existing jammed materials in that it operates on the macroscale, giving it potential architectural applications. And looking at its alien form, well-framed by a doorway into its room in the Chicago Cultural Center, the mind begins to run wild with the formal possibilities.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Perhaps most remarkable is that with the snip of a knife, the assemblage would fall to pieces (and it will, come clos...</p> Inventing Preservation 2015-10-08T17:46:00-04:00 >2015-10-08T17:46:02-04:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Long Island City ‘Micro’ Units Will Have Three Bedrooms Alyssa Alimurung 2015-10-08T17:45:00-04:00 >2015-10-09T13:43:23-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="392" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A micro apartment is typically less than 350 square feet, but the term &ldquo;micro&rdquo; is getting an expansion (figuratively and literally) in Long Island City. A new rental complex will offer 57 two- and three-bedroom units ranging from 490 to 735 square feet, according to the Wall Street Journal. The project at 37-10 Crescent Street is being developed by Ranger Properties.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Mastering behavioral master planning: inside The Global Studio Julia Ingalls 2015-10-08T17:07:00-04:00 >2015-10-09T09:23:10-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="206" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For his master's architecture thesis, Geoff Piper proposed reorganizing a Kenyan village with an estimated 70% HIV infection rate so that instead of being isolated in their post-colonial individual land plots, people would regularly cross paths. "There was a funeral every few days," Piper explains, "because for people living in these separate plots, it wasn't easy to grasp the extent of the [HIV] problem." By reorganizing the village to create more frequent public meetings, Piper hoped to raise awareness and stop the spread of the disease. A little over a decade later, Piper is now one of the six principal members of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Global Studio</a>, a collaborative design-build organization that teams with non-profits to master plan settlements around the world. The Global Studio's expertise isn't just technical: it's the rare and difficult art of working successfully with people, whether it's the particular culture of non-profits, tenant farmers, or savvy village teens.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"We're willing and try ver...</p> Damien Hirst's surprisingly restrained gallery space opens in London today Alexander Walter 2015-10-08T15:30:00-04:00 >2015-10-08T15:01:51-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For an artist who used to chop up cows and ambush people with his foreskin, his new south London HQ is notably subdued. The facade is not encrusted with dead butterflies nor diamond skulls, nor is there the clinical air that his eerie white production facility in Gloucestershire exudes. In fact, it looks a bit like a block of luxury docklands apartments &ndash; a couple of old brick warehouses with a polite in-keeping brick extension. Has the 50-year-old prankster finally grown up?</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Opening of Damien Hirst&rsquo;s new London art space scheduled for October</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Damien Hirst's gallery development draws closer to completition</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Damien Hirst's London art space due to open next spring</a></li></ul> Bridge House by Joeb Moore & Partners Architects, LLC joebmoore 2015-10-08T14:44:00-04:00 >2015-10-08T20:45:14-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Bridge House is located in Kent, Connecticut, along a 300' ridge that parallels the Housatonic River and Kent Falls State Park. The Kent Falls are a series of cascades formed when the bedrock containing alternating hard and soft layers eroded over time. The most striking experience of this dynamic ecological system is the gradual and cascading flow of rock and water as they slide down over time through the more stable and rooted surroundings of trees, plants, and earth. Our impression of the falls and the more recent historic covered bridges of the area inspired the conceptual design of the Bridge House.</p><p>Translating and mirroring the slow geological flow of bedrock and the more active flows and streams of water above, we invented a strategy where the building becomes a bridge, springing out of the sloping topography. As the house takes on form and volume it turns and spans across the landscape, which rolls directly under it and down the hillside, where the house is anchored by tw...</p> Spiral House by Joeb Moore & Partners Architects, LLC joebmoore 2015-10-08T14:40:00-04:00 >2015-10-08T20:44:22-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="485" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Situated along the Connecticut shoreline of Long Island Sound, the Spiral House seeks to engage, reflect, and enhance the surrounding coastal climate and its atmospherics of light, air, and water. Formally and spatially, the house is a direct, pragmatic response to the strict environmental and local zoning regulations imposed on the building and its site. Conceptually, the house is the resultant form of an interface and tension between two systems of geometry - one projective, the other radial. Through an overlapping construct of spatial progression, growth, and interference, the socio-spatial roles of publicity and privacy; interior and exterior; house and landscape, are intimately connected and entwined, yet also left open-ended and indeterminate, much like the water itself. It is an architecture that operates precisely and creatively within the found and prescribed social and environmental boundaries of the place to produce a dynamic, experience-oriented dwelling.</p><p>In all its detai...</p> Stanley Tigerman on the Chicago Architecture Biennial: "I am stunned, if not thrilled" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-10-08T14:38:00-04:00 >2015-10-08T17:32:37-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="362" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Stanley Tigerman, the Chicago architect whose 1977 conference, "The State of the Art of Architecture," became the namesake for the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, has issued a statement effusively praising the Biennial's execution.</p><p>Co-artistic directors of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, Sarah Herda (director of the Graham Foundation, which hosted Tigerman's 1977 conference) and Joseph Grima, are using the Biennial to illustrate shifting tides in the profession, as architects seek to address multitudes of pressing contemporary issues through architecture, and subsequently diversify the idea of a "traditional" architect.</p><p>Tigerman's initial conference addressed the profession as it dealt with the collective hangover from modernism, and faced an existential crisis of sorts to retain a cohesive cultural and professional identity.</p><p>The Biennial opened on October 3, and Tigerman, in the below letter to the editor, expresses his satisfaction with its execution, his admiration for t...</p> Wim Wenders discusses the role of architecture and landscape in his films Julia Ingalls 2015-10-08T14:06:00-04:00 >2015-10-08T14:06:27-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="328" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I slowly became more and more of a storyteller and less and less of a painter until I embraced film-making as the only profession that really included everything I liked. It was photography and architecture, music and writing and acting&mdash;everything I liked together into one package that was called &ldquo;film-making&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In an interview with The Economist, film director <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wim Wenders</a> speaks about the relationship of landscape and architecture in his work, and how focusing on a scene absent of anyone often amplifies the stories of everyone.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"I try to make places tell their stories about us," he says. Indeed: from "Paris, Texas" to "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wings of Desire</a>" to "Pina," Wenders' filmmaking agilely pairs emotional and physical terrain.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Frank Gehry designs his first yacht, "Foggy" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-10-08T13:15:00-04:00 >2015-10-09T08:53:12-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Fashioned out of traditional larch wood but accented with titanium and a glass latticework that glimmers like a school of fish, she looked schizophrenic, a hybrid of past and future. [...] Gehry is an avid yachtsman, and sailing informs much of his most famous work&mdash;think of the billowing motif of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, New York's IAC building, and, most recently, the Louis Vuitton Foundation [...] "On a boat like this, it's about romance and romantic encounters," the architect says.</p></em><br /><br /><p>It took him nearly 87 years, but Frank Gehry has finally designed his first yacht, for developer Richard Cohen &ndash; joining the ranks of <a href=";rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;source=web&amp;cd=1&amp;cad=rja&amp;uact=8&amp;ved=0CB0QFjAAahUKEwjfsY_TrrPIAhWNNYgKHQnXDGY&amp;;usg=AFQjCNFnq44NcMkyoSmEBRAxQA8Y4kS3BA&amp;sig2=UDxLx44xsS6FkOBgtxUNtA&amp;bvm=bv.104615367,d.cGU" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid</a>, <a href=";rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;source=web&amp;cd=1&amp;cad=rja&amp;uact=8&amp;ved=0CB0QFjAAahUKEwjKwK_arrPIAhVLMogKHbeOBhI&amp;;usg=AFQjCNExDuVHrYqYBfro_R36yg3miY6IUA&amp;sig2=JDDCurEL0yRt9OeF5uXp0Q" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norman Foster</a>, Renzo Piano and John Pawson who have all taken a stab at nautical design.&nbsp;Gehry's personal sailboat, a Beneteau First 44.7 named&nbsp;"Foggy 1", resides in Marina del Rey.</p><p>Check out more shots of the boat and its interior in the image gallery.</p> abc/nyc - A Celebration of Architecture and Archtober, hosted by Archinect & Bespoke 2015-10-08T12:38:00-04:00 >2015-10-08T12:38:59-04:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Brooklyn Duplex by James Koster Architect, PLLC James Koster 2015-10-08T12:20:00-04:00 >2015-10-08T13:25:07-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="795" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This project began with the need to combine a pair of ordinary one-bedroom apartments -- one above the other. All the original ceilings, walls, fixtures and finishes were replaced by crisp, modern elements revolving around a new modern stair. These minimalist design elements coordinate effortlessly with the modern furnishings and contemporary African art collection.</p> Get Lectured: University of Oregon, Fall '15 Justine Testado 2015-10-08T09:30:00-04:00 >2015-10-08T19:02:19-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="862" 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">University of Oregon, Department of Architecture</a>.</p><p>All lectures free and open to the public.<br>EUG = Eugene campus, Lawrence Hall<br>PDX = Portland campus, White Stag Block</p><p><strong><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></strong></p><p>Listed below are upcoming events.</p><p><strong>Billy Leddy &amp; Marsha Maytum</strong> / Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects - San Francisco<br>EUG - Oct. 12, 5:30 p.m. at LA 206<br>PDX - Oct. 13, 5:30 p.m. at Room 150</p><p><strong>Luis Hoyos</strong> / California Polytechnic State University, Pomona<br>EUG - Oct. 19, 5:30 p.m. at LA 206<br>PDX - Oct. 20, 5:30 p.m. at Room 150</p><p><strong>Carrie Strickland &amp; William Neburka...</strong></p> Southwark planners nix 'crude and literal' rocket-shaped flats Julia Ingalls 2015-10-08T04:00:00-04:00 >2015-10-08T12:12:37-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="318" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Planners have panned a rocket-shaped tower proposed for a site in Southwark by Russian practice Studio 44, saying it would be a &lsquo;wilfully insensitive insertion on the skyline&rsquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio 44</a>'s Russian-investment-backed apartment scheme, which was based on Yuri Gagarin's 1961 space flight, has been scathingly rejected by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Southwark</a> planners. The developer and designers behind the proposed 30-flat development (which made no provisions for affordable housing, despite having enough units to do so) apparently did not heed the warnings of planners during the 2011 pre-application submission, when planners indicated that the design likely wouldn't fly.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><em>Images via <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</em></p> Live Blog - Craig Edward Dykers, Snohetta Lian Chikako Chang 2015-10-08T00:21:00-04:00 >2015-10-09T13:30:36-04:00 <p>Hello Archinect!</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>7pm:&nbsp;We are in Airbnb&rsquo;s amazing headquarters in the South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood of San Francisco, for a talk by Craig Dykers from Snohetta. I live blogged Dykers <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">before</a>, so I know we're in for a treat.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="">[Dykers was presented by this lovely architect who works at Airbnb and plans their office spaces.]</p><p>CD: This presentation is very graphic, so if you&rsquo;re at an angle you may want to change seats. There is sex, so you&rsquo;ll want to see that.</p><p>The lecture is about a question.</p><p>I was in China many years ago, and was learning Chinese. I walked into a fruit stand in Nanjing, and the only thing I recognized was oranges. So I said &ldquo;Can I have three oranges?&rdquo; in Chinese and the guy said &ldquo;yes&rdquo; and held up four fingers. I was disappointed, and repeated myself&mdash;and again he said yes&mdash;and counted &ldquo;one, two, three,&rdquo; while pointing out the spaces between his fingers.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>That changed everything for me. It&rsquo;s those things in between the objects that we create where life happens. That&rsquo;s a valuabl...</p> Repositioning and possible name change of Georgia Tech's College of Architecture underway Alexander Walter 2015-10-07T20:55:00-04:00 >2015-10-07T20:43:54-04:00 <img src="" width="379" height="223" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Georgia Tech is launching a strategic repositioning of its College of Architecture, including a possible name change. "The College of Architecture currently faces several reputational challenges as it seeks to implement its strategic plan that took effect in 2014," Tech said in a posting on its website on Tuesday. "Student enrollment levels in the undergraduate architecture program need significant improvement. [...] its research contributions show similar opportunities for improvement."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Photos (and video) of Amanda Levete's MPavilion Julia Ingalls 2015-10-07T20:40:00-04:00 >2015-10-07T20:45:01-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 2015 pavilion, founded and commissioned by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, was designed by AL_A, the studio of award-winning British architect Amanda Levete. The pavilion is made up of 13 large and 30 smaller petal-like shades, supported by four metre high columns.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Made from carbon fiber poles and roof petals, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amanda Levete's newly opened MPavilion</a> (which runs through February 7th, 2016) also has an acoustic component, courtesy composer&nbsp;Matthias Schack-Arnott of Speak Percussion.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"Sunset Ritual," as the L.E.D. lighting and music show is known, welcomes the night in Melbourne, Australia.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Check out a far more swooping, aurally pleasing view of the MPavilion in this video:</p> The climate is getting hotter, and we're not doing nearly enough Nicholas Korody 2015-10-07T20:27:00-04:00 >2015-10-07T20:27:34-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To stand a fair chance of keeping warming to just 2&deg;C by the end of the century&mdash;the de-facto goal of global climate policy&mdash;the stock of atmospheric carbon dioxide must be kept under 1 trillion tonnes ... If emissions continue on their present course around 140 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases will be released each year and temperatures could rise by 4.5&deg;C by 2100. And even if countries fully honour their recent pledges, temperatures may still increase by 3.5&deg;C by then.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In the article, the author lays out an argument that "when negotiators meet in Paris, they need to keep in mind that the world is already suffering from the effects of global warming." At the crux of it lies the fact that the current, so-called "ambitious" plans of the world's largest economies, like the US and China, still fall short of what's needed.</p> Fenlon House by Martin Fenlon Architecture silverlake 2015-10-07T20:02:00-04:00 >2015-10-07T21:32:02-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In the little-known neighborhood of Hermon, located just outside of downtown Los Angeles, a dilapidated 1920&rsquo;s bungalow has undergone a major remodel, bringing new life to the old structure. The new addition to the front of the house forms a unique alliance with the remodeled existing house. This new frontispiece appears to be intimately nested within the older existing house, while maintaining a stark differentiation. The frontispiece has been clad in a clear cedar which contrasts the torched cedar that wraps the rest of the structure. The front addition integrates the house with the adjacent streetscape as it terraces down to the sidewalk and forms a long bench.</p><p>The original gabled porch roof was removed leaving a large triangular opening in the roof which has become a skylight, flooding the interior with natural light. The existing ceiling was removed to expose the original wooden roof structure. The new walnut and teak finishes throughout are similar in tone with this existing wo...</p> A melancholic tour of Sad Topographies Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-10-07T18:32:00-04:00 >2015-10-08T09:29:34-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="328" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Humans have sculpted the landscape in their image ever since the age of the anthropocene began &ndash; but aside from our delusions of grandeur (Mt. Rushmore) or engineering marvels (Panama Canal), our sadder, more pathetic selves have also made their mark on the Earth.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sad Topographies</a>, a selection of spitefully named geographical features culled from Google Maps screengrabs, gathers the instances where we couldn&rsquo;t help but project our miseries onto an unassuming Earth. The collection includes such melancholic gems as Mt. Despair, Crazy Woman Creek, and Mistake Island.</p><p>Let's take a despondent tour, starting with a walk down Sad Road...</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>Continuing woefully through Hopeless Pass...</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;Before questioning our life choices by Point No Point...</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>Followed by shamefully relieving ourselves "Where the devil urinates"...</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>In the terrifying shadow of Bloody Dick Peak...</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>As we consider shuffling off our mortal coil along Shades of Death Road...</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>Until asking ourselves why we even try anymore as the sun sets out...</p> EyeTime2015 2015-10-07T18:26:00-04:00 >2015-10-07T18:26:53-04:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> In Residence: International Call for Intervention Strategies 2015-10-07T18:20:00-04:00 >2015-10-07T18:20:21-04:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Werner Sobek believes we could live in entirely renewable-energy-powered cities by 2020 Julia Ingalls 2015-10-07T15:02:00-04:00 >2015-10-07T15:08:08-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After building 2014's&nbsp;Aktivhaus B10, a house that generates twice as much energy as it uses for its own needs via renewable sources, architect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Werner Sobek</a> believes that we have all the technology we need to live in entirely emissions-free cities in only five years. He also understands that to make this shift, he will need the full support of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">construction</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">automotive industries</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&ldquo;The automotive industry is driving forward the creation of ever more powerful, longer-lasting <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">batteries</a>," Sobek said. "At the same time, the construction industry is working on such solutions as a retrofittable building automation system that can noticeably reduce the energy consumption of existing buildings in a very short amount of time.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Sobek believes that <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the efficient city model</a> could be brought into being via a "Sisterhood Principle" of data sharing, whereby multiple houses, even city districts, exchange information about what energy they are using, storing, and generating, and correspondingly ...</p>