Archinect - News 2017-09-20T18:14:00-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/bustler/5965/mad-s-tour-montparnasse-mirage-turns-the-eiffel-tower-upside-down MAD's Tour Montparnasse "Mirage" turns the Eiffel Tower upside down Alexander Walter 2017-09-20T18:02:00-04:00 >2017-09-20T18:05:16-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pb/pby9ekf7ym3poep7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pb/pby9ekf7ym3poep7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pb/pby9ekf7ym3poep7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pb/pby9ekf7ym3poep7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In the <a href="http://bustler.net/competitions/4630/international-competition-regarding-the-renovation-of-the-montparnasse-tower" target="_blank">international architectural competition</a> seeking to redesign Paris' infamous&nbsp;Montparnasse Tower, a <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5964/nouvelle-aom-selected-to-give-tour-montparnasse-in-paris-a-makeover" target="_blank">winner has just been picked</a>. From the list of seven candidates that made it on the shortlist (including heavy hitters like&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/382/oma" target="_blank">OMA</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/studiogang" target="_blank">Studio Gang</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/46086/dominique-perrault-architecture" target="_blank">Dominique Perrault</a>), the proposal "Mirage" by Beijing-based <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/1276712/mad-architects" target="_blank">MAD Architects</a> stands out for going beyond a&nbsp;mere building renovation and turning the imposing&nbsp;58-story structure also&nbsp;into an artistic lighting installation that reflects the city upside down.</p><p></p><p>&ldquo;At the time when it was built, Montparnasse Tower, like the Eiffel Tower, represented the pride and achievements of its era,"&nbsp;MAD&nbsp;Architects principal Ma Yansong explains. "It is mankind&rsquo;s worship of technology and power that has created this tyrannical monument. It stands out amidst classical Paris. Today, we cannot really demolish this building and the historical regrets it stands for, but we can establish a new perspective to re- examine and think about how humanity can co-exist and intera...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029482/populous-paris-2024-olympics-scheme-striving-to-create-the-most-sustainable-games-ever Populous' Paris 2024 Olympics scheme striving to create “the most sustainable Games ever” Justine Testado 2017-09-20T17:49:00-04:00 >2017-09-20T17:49:29-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5y/5ymnarfeos9j191q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5y/5ymnarfeos9j191q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5y/5ymnarfeos9j191q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5y/5ymnarfeos9j191q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>According to the team, the designs for both the new and temporary venues and facilities &lsquo;will seek to shape and integrate sporting spectacles in the city&rsquo;s urban landscape while supporting Paris 2024&rsquo;s commitment to be the most sustainable games ever&rsquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As seen in&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149991911/take-a-look-at-the-already-dilapidated-facilities-of-the-rio-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rio 2016</a> to&nbsp;<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2012/jul/19/olympic-games-green-targets" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London 2012</a>, sustainability is an ongoing issue for cities hosting the Olympic Games. Recently, Populous and consultancy group Egis&nbsp;unveiled the first rendering of their design for the Paris 2024 Olympics,&nbsp;<a href="https://populous.com/news/2017/09/13/populous-egis-bid-olympic-paralympic-venues-secures-ioc-approval-paris-2024-games/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">stating</a> that their concept will help create &ldquo;the most sustainable Games ever&rdquo;.</p> <p>&ldquo;Our mission was to understand how each sport and discipline could best function in existing venues, new buildings when required as legacy and temporary modular sites, identifying the best option in each case,&rdquo; says Egis' Diogo Taddei, who supervised the work of the consortium. &ldquo;One of the biggest challenges was to transform illustrious Parisian monuments into sports venues, adapting them to the requirements of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029457/architecture-billings-index-in-august-continues-to-increase-pointing-to-future-healthy-growth Architecture Billings Index in August continues to increase, "pointing to future healthy growth" Alexander Walter 2017-09-20T15:49:00-04:00 >2017-09-20T15:50:25-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s9/s9aio7hvfv5vkc5s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s9/s9aio7hvfv5vkc5s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s9/s9aio7hvfv5vkc5s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s9/s9aio7hvfv5vkc5s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>With all geographic regions and building project sectors showing positive conditions, there continues to be a heightened level of demand for design services [...] the August ABI score was 53.7, up from a score of 51.9 in the previous month. This score reflects an increase in design services provided by U.S. architecture firms [...]. The new projects inquiry index was 62.5, up from a reading of 59.5 the previous month, while the new design contracts index eased somewhat from 56.4 to 54.2.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"The August results continue a string of very positive readings from the design professions, pointing to future healthy growth across the major construction sectors, as well as across the major regions of the country,&rdquo; said AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, PhD. &ldquo;Given the focus and discussions around the infrastructure needs of the nation, we expect strong growth in design activity for the coming months and years."</em></p> <p>The AIA reports these key ABI stats for the month of August:<br></p> <ul><li>Regional averages: South (55.7), Northeast (54.3), Midwest (52.5), West (51.3)</li><li>Sector index breakdown: commercial / industrial (57.6), multi-family residential (53.8), mixed practice (52.5), institutional (50.1)</li><li>Project inquiries index: 62.5</li><li>Design contracts index: 54.2</li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/bustler/5964/nouvelle-aom-selected-to-give-tour-montparnasse-in-paris-a-makeover Nouvelle AOM selected to give Tour Montparnasse in Paris a makeover Alexander Walter 2017-09-20T15:20:00-04:00 >2017-09-20T18:04:58-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2h/2hg70r74r0fk4phl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2h/2hg70r74r0fk4phl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2h/2hg70r74r0fk4phl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2h/2hg70r74r0fk4phl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Not many buildings in Paris are as generally despised as the 58-story, 1970s&nbsp;Tour Montparnasse &mdash;&nbsp;seen by most residents and visitors as an out-of-place skyscraper and a stain on the city's urban panorama. Attempting to give&nbsp;the tower a fresh look, and also bringing its building performance&nbsp;into the 21st century, an <a href="http://bustler.net/competitions/4630/international-competition-regarding-the-renovation-of-the-montparnasse-tower" target="_blank">international architectural competition</a> was launched in 2016.&nbsp;</p><p>The winners have now been announced, and team&nbsp;Nouvelle AOM emerged victoriously &mdash; beating out competition from household names like <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/382/oma" target="_blank">OMA</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/studiogang" target="_blank">Studio Gang</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/46086/dominique-perrault-architecture" target="_blank">Dominique Perrault</a>,&nbsp;and <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/1276712/mad-architects" target="_blank">MAD Architects</a> &mdash;&nbsp;to give&nbsp;Tour Montparnasse a new identity.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029480/scientists-discover-octlantis-an-underwater-city-engineered-by-octopuses Scientists discover "Octlantis", an underwater city engineered by octopuses Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-09-20T15:02:00-04:00 >2017-09-20T16:06:30-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ds/ds0itjlsmwjsmmg0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ds/ds0itjlsmwjsmmg0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ds/ds0itjlsmwjsmmg0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ds/ds0itjlsmwjsmmg0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The octopuses didn&rsquo;t just drift toward the same secure-looking outcroppings, though. Once there, they built piles out of shells from scallops, clams, and other animals they ate, then sculpted the piles into dens, &ldquo;making these octopuses true environmental engineers,&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Scientists have found a new example of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/27143/animal-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">animal architecture</a>, this time a city made by usually solitary octopuses. Named Octlantis, this underwater city is engineered by a group of 15 octopuses. Octopuses are known to be builders of their own&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/162137/animal-habitats" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">habitat</a> but, until now, had not be discovered to live in groups. Researchers observed the animals "congregating, communicating, dwelling together, and even evicting each other from dens."</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029461/taller-ken-s-okio-boutique-is-a-giant-billboard-for-eyewear Taller KEN's OKIO boutique is a giant billboard for eyewear Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-09-20T14:40:00-04:00 >2017-09-20T17:10:09-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f1/f1gcr9l8pfrm609k.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f1/f1gcr9l8pfrm609k.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f1/f1gcr9l8pfrm609k.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f1/f1gcr9l8pfrm609k.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Doubling as a giant billboard and storefront, the OKIO eyewear boutique in Guatemala features an eye-catching fa&ccedil;ade shaped like a pair of cat's eyeglasses.&nbsp;</p> <figure><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f5/f5xbpuuv5vxhwrww.jpg?fit=crop&amp;auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=728"></figure><p>The project was designed by architectural practice <a href="https://archinect.com/tallerken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taller KEN</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/149990254/small-studio-snapshots-taller-ken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recently featured</a> in our <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshots series</a>.&nbsp;</p> <figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ey/eyvlpkwxkikl9i7b.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ey/eyvlpkwxkikl9i7b.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Photo credits: Byron Marmol, Marcelo Gutierrez</figcaption></figure></figure><p>The giant, circular windows make clear the usage, bring in natural light and allow outsiders to window shop. Throughout the store&mdash;which contains a retail area, exam room, restrooms and storage&mdash;this playful geometry is carried out. A large 'oculus' skylight, brightens up the interior and mirrors of different shapes and sizes&nbsp;reflect the different shapes in the ceiling and fa&ccedil;ade.</p> <figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qx/qxn4jrwdbvxww0co.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qx/qxn4jrwdbvxww0co.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Photo credits: Byron Marmol, Marcelo Gutierrez </figcaption></figure></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/au/auersmoxf0yc0nzq.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/au/auersmoxf0yc0nzq.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo credits: Byron Marmol, Marcelo Gutierrez </figcaption></figure><p>Inside,&nbsp;a custom display bar and cashier are positioned underneath the skylight at the center of the space. Interior details are designed with natural wood that contrasts the cool white of the ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029458/zha-projects-light-on-18th-century-castle ZHA projects light on 18th century castle Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-09-20T14:08:00-04:00 >2017-09-20T14:08:24-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8t/8trtpqn30vyo1sbb.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8t/8trtpqn30vyo1sbb.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8t/8trtpqn30vyo1sbb.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8t/8trtpqn30vyo1sbb.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>&lsquo;Behaviour Morphe&rsquo; is a collaboration between <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/692528/zha" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects</a> (ZHA), digital artists and computer science researchers Andy Lomas and Mubbasir Kapadia, and musician Max Cooper. It consists of dynamic light mapping projections on Karlsruhe&rsquo;s Baroque castle in Germany. &nbsp;The piece was created for the 2017 Schlosslichtspiele Festival, which presents projections on the 170 meters facade of the castle. Schlosslichtspiele marries digital art and 18th century German masonry to create unique works.</p> <figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e6/e6eeunyptm1t3rnl.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e6/e6eeunyptm1t3rnl.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Behaviour Morphe&rsquo; by ZHA for Schlosslichtspiele Festival 2017</figcaption></figure><p>In &ldquo;Behaviour Morphe&rdquo; ZHA presents its latest digital spatial simulation tools used for the analysis and design of its architecture. The projection interacts with the spaces of the castle using real time data, highlighting the research of ZHA&rsquo;s Computational Design (ZH CODE) on iterative systems of development.</p> <figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wc/wcff6i5u3s8p0ru3.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wc/wcff6i5u3s8p0ru3.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Behaviour Morphe&rsquo; by ZHA for Schlosslichtspiele Festival 2017</figcaption></figure><p>Musician Max Cooper said, &ldquo;ZHA's ideas and work fit well with ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029446/get-lectured-carnegie-mellon-university-fall-17 Get Lectured: Carnegie Mellon University, Fall '17 Justine Testado 2017-09-20T13:22:00-04:00 >2017-09-20T13:22:56-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6x/6xb72i4599gdhm95.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6x/6xb72i4599gdhm95.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6x/6xb72i4599gdhm95.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6x/6xb72i4599gdhm95.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/871644/2017-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2017</a></strong></p> <p>Ready or not, it's the start of a new school year. Back for Fall 2017 is Archinect's&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Get Lectured</a>,</em>&nbsp;an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back regularly to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p> <p>Check out the <a href="https://archinect.com/cmusoa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture</a>'s&nbsp;latest lecture series below.</p> <p><strong>Sept 18</strong><br>JING LIU / SO-IL<br>&ldquo;Order, Edge, Aura&rdquo;<br>5:00pm | Kresge Theatre</p> <p><strong>Sept 25</strong><br><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/8399/aaron-betsky" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AARON BETSKY</a> / SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AT TALIESIN<br>&ldquo;Make It Alive: Beyond New Buildings&rdquo;<br>5:00pm | Kresge Theatre</p> <p><strong>Oct 2</strong><br>MY ARCHITECTURE: A Discussion on Architectural Careers in the Creative Arts<br>5:00pm | Kresge Theatre&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Oct 13</strong><br><a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150028158/ds-r-studio-gang-keller-easterling-among-exhibitors-selected-for-the-u-s-pavilion-at-the-2018-venice-architecture-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KELLER EASTERLING</a> / YALE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE<br>&ldquo;Medium Design&rdquo;<br>5:00pm | Kresge Theatre</p> <p><strong>Oct 23</strong><br>CARLO RATTI / MIT SENSEABLE CITY LAB<br>&ldquo;Se...</p> https://archinect.com/news/bustler/5962/a-giant-oval-playhouse-filled-with-joy-fuji-kindergarten-by-tezuka-architects-wins-2017-moriyama-raic-prize “A giant oval playhouse filled with joy”: Fuji Kindergarten by Tezuka Architects wins 2017 Moriyama RAIC Prize Justine Testado 2017-09-20T12:17:00-04:00 >2017-09-20T12:17:36-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gk/gkyf99q43r52bxxl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gk/gkyf99q43r52bxxl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gk/gkyf99q43r52bxxl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gk/gkyf99q43r52bxxl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>That's a wrap for the 2017 Moriyama RAIC Prize! Out of a competitive <a href="http://bustler.net/news/search/moriyama/5683/four-projects-shortlisted-for-2017-moriyama-raic-prize" target="_blank">shortlist</a> of four projects, the Fuji Kindergarten in the Tokyo suburb of Tachikawa&nbsp;was crowned the winner of the CAD&nbsp;$100,000 prize. The prize&nbsp;celebrates a single architectural project that is &ldquo;transformative within its social context&rdquo; and deemed exemplary of positively impactful and inclusive design.&nbsp;Li Xiaodong&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/3955/li-xiaodong-s-liyuan-library-wins-inaugural-moriyama-raic-international-prize" target="_blank">won the inaugural Moriyama Prize in 2014</a>&nbsp;for the&nbsp;Liyuan Library.</p><p>Designed by Tokyo-based <a href="http://www.tezuka-arch.com/" target="_blank">Tezuka Architects</a>, Fuji Kindergarten is a&nbsp;one-story, oval-shaped building with an enrollment of&nbsp;600 children ages 2-6 &mdash; making it one of Japan's largest kindergartens. The jury expressed delight with the project, describing it as&nbsp;&ldquo;a giant playhouse filled with joy and energy, scaled to a broad range of the human condition&rdquo;.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029249/what-not-to-miss-at-this-year-s-designjunction-the-leading-destination-for-design-arts-and-culture What not to miss at this year's designjunction, the leading destination for design, arts and culture Sponsor 2017-09-20T04:00:00-04:00 >2017-09-19T12:43:59-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ls/lskw6izn9f6vjla0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ls/lskw6izn9f6vjla0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ls/lskw6izn9f6vjla0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ls/lskw6izn9f6vjla0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9h/9h5ac0bnaiobtyic.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9h/9h5ac0bnaiobtyic.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></figure></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by&nbsp;<a href="http://thedesignjunction.co.uk/london/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">designjunction</a>.</strong></em><br></p> <p>Now in its seventh year,&nbsp;<a href="https://thedesignjunction.co.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">designjunction</a>&nbsp;returns to Kings Cross this September (21-24) as part of the annual London Design Festival. The 2017 edition of the show will present more than 200 international design brands, hundreds of product launches, 70 tempting pop-up shops and bespoke installations, in addition to the schedule of lively talks and debates.</p> <p>The show will take place across five key sites &ndash; all within a stone&rsquo;s throw of each other, including the centrally located Granary Square (registration and installations), Cubitt House (lighting and furniture), Cubitt Park (emerging designers and materials), The Crossing (installations and partnership projects) and The Canopy (retail).&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Cubitt House and Cubitt Park&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Due to popular demand, designjunction expands its trade destination. Cubitt House remains a focused furniture and lighting destination, whilst Cubitt Park, a new pavilion located opposite, will house luxury accessories and ma...</p> https://archinect.com/news/bustler/5961/new-images-revealed-of-the-winning-amsterdam-airport-schiphol-terminal-design New images revealed of the winning Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Terminal design Alexander Walter 2017-09-19T18:42:00-04:00 >2017-09-19T18:57:31-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7c/7c2z7hmjuo263bfu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7c/7c2z7hmjuo263bfu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7c/7c2z7hmjuo263bfu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7c/7c2z7hmjuo263bfu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Last week <a href="http://bustler.net/news/search/amsterdam/5942/kaan-architecten-selected-to-design-the-new-amsterdam-airport-schiphol-terminal" target="_blank">we reported</a> that the search for the new&nbsp;Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Terminal designer had come to an end with the selection of KL AIR, an international consortium consisting of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/kaanarchitecten" target="_blank">KAAN Architecten</a>, Estudio Lamela, ABT and Ineco, with the support of Arnout Meijer Studio, DGMR and Planeground. Now KL&nbsp;AIR has released a brand new set of renderings and architectural drawings presenting the new building in greater detail.</p><p>Slated for completion in 2023, the new departures and arrivals hall are&nbsp;expected to welcome approximately 14 million travelers per&nbsp;year and impressed the selection committee with its ability to link up&nbsp;with Schiphol Plaza, the train station, and potential future expansions.&nbsp;</p><p>Read on for a project description we've received from the winning team.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029267/unstudio-s-raffles-city-hangzhou-is-an-all-in-one-destination-for-living-working-and-leisure UNStudio's Raffles City Hangzhou is an all-in-one destination for living, working, and leisure Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-09-19T15:48:00-04:00 >2017-09-19T15:50:14-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sb/sb78n9qc7dnhbd4z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sb/sb78n9qc7dnhbd4z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sb/sb78n9qc7dnhbd4z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sb/sb78n9qc7dnhbd4z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Dutch firm, <a href="https://archinect.com/unstudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UNStudio</a>, has completed their largest single building to date&mdash;the new Raffles City mixed-use development described by the firm as "a sustainable urban hub for living, working and leisure." Back in 2009, the firm opened their <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/11467/shanghai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shanghai</a> office to oversee the complex's design and construction.&nbsp;</p> <figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cf/cf7p2iy7rvzeqj3i.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cf/cf7p2iy7rvzeqj3i.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>&copy; Hufton + Crow</figcaption></figure><p>Conceived as a <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/182761/vertical-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">vertical city</a>, the structure occupies almost 400,000 square meters of space and will offer a rich mix of 24/7 functions. The two streamlined, 250-meter tall towers house residential units, Grade A offices, the Conrad Hotel and a rooftop helipad. The six-story podium and plaza, which has direct underground connection to the metro, offer retail, restaurants, leisure facilities and parking.&nbsp;</p> <figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jb/jb1gxwh0m4pks4yf.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jb/jb1gxwh0m4pks4yf.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>&copy; Hufton + Crow</figcaption></figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/z4/z45k3dgc9bo276yc.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/z4/z45k3dgc9bo276yc.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>&copy; Seth Powers</figcaption></figure><p>The design is representative of the distinctive, sinuous style the firm has become known for. The pair of winding towers, featuring an outer layer of rotated, vertical solar shading fins, placed atop the curtain wall system, starts calmly at t...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029293/is-that-augmented-reality-in-your-pocket-morpholio-updates-their-apps-to-take-advantage-of-apple-s-new-arkit Is that Augmented Reality in your pocket? Morpholio updates their apps to take advantage of Apple's new ARKit Paul Petrunia 2017-09-19T15:46:00-04:00 >2017-09-19T15:52:06-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hr/hr9mucfpr8ebz25g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hr/hr9mucfpr8ebz25g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hr/hr9mucfpr8ebz25g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hr/hr9mucfpr8ebz25g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Apple's latest mobile operating system, iOS 11, just released today. One of the biggest updates that should get the attention of architects is <a href="https://developer.apple.com/arkit/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ARKit</a>, Apple's new <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/8401/augmented-reality" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">augmented reality</a> framework. ARKit provides the opportunity to for Apple and 3rd party developers to create AR experiences anew, or to enhance existing applications for iPhone and iPad.</p> <p>Augmented reality is relatively old news, but the fact that this framework is now baked into the most popular mobile device in the world, soon to be married to Apple's latest AR-friendly hardware, is big news. Millions of people around the world will soon have some of the most advanced AR tools in their pockets, regardless if they want it. Businesses and app developers now have the opportunity to show the potential of AR to people without requiring them to purchase expensive new hardware and software.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/188790/morpholio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morpholio</a>, a company that we've covered previously on Archinect, is dedicated to bringing this new technology to architects and interior des...</p> https://archinect.com/news/bustler/5960/albert-frey-and-lina-bo-bardi-cross-paths-in-the-a-search-for-living-architecture-exhibition Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi cross paths in the “A Search for Living Architecture” exhibition Justine Testado 2017-09-19T15:33:00-04:00 >2017-09-19T15:33:56-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m6/m6igm1wwyhavt8mx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m6/m6igm1wwyhavt8mx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m6/m6igm1wwyhavt8mx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m6/m6igm1wwyhavt8mx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The works of&nbsp;Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi come together in <a href="http://bustler.net/events/9909/albert-frey-and-lina-bo-bardi-a-search-for-living-architecture" target="_blank">&ldquo;Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi: A Search for Living Architecture&rdquo;</a>, at the <a href="https://www.psmuseum.org/" target="_blank">Palm Springs Art Museum</a>. The exhibition&nbsp;delves into how each architect's work represents the rise of the&nbsp;S&atilde;o Paulo and Southern California&nbsp;architectural scenes in the mid-20th century &mdash; a theme in tandem with&nbsp;Los Angeles' ongoing&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/tags/pacific-standard-time/731189" target="_blank">Pacific Standard Time</a> LA:LA.</p><p>Although the two&nbsp;never met in person, the exhibition starts with the moment that&nbsp;Bo Bardi translated Frey&rsquo;s &ldquo;Living Architecture for Domus&rdquo; treatise and it explores the architects' shared belief&nbsp;that&nbsp;architecture is a way to connect people, nature, and buildings.&nbsp;</p><p>Displayed in a colorful installation designed by <a href="http://bestorarchitecture.com/" target="_blank">Barbara Bestor</a>, the exhibition is open now until January 7, 2018. Catch&nbsp;a glimpse of it below.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029285/amanda-levete-the-role-of-public-buildings-is-to-unite-us Amanda Levete: the role of public buildings is to unite us Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-09-19T15:16:00-04:00 >2017-09-19T15:17:00-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lm/lmne1q7uig5suy4u.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lm/lmne1q7uig5suy4u.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lm/lmne1q7uig5suy4u.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lm/lmne1q7uig5suy4u.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>There has never been a more important time in society to celebrate what unites us rather than divides us, and that can be through culture and, more simply, through the creation of public spaces where people can come together.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Amanda Levete reflects on the <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/774965/brexit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brexit</a> referendum and the election of Donald Trump. She argues for the responsibility of architects to create spaces of intersections and conversations across thresholds in the contemporary political climate.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029269/hurricanes-harvey-and-irma-weaken-us-homebuilding Hurricanes Harvey and Irma weaken US homebuilding Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-09-19T14:19:00-04:00 >2017-09-19T15:37:13-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p9/p9t1m3ks7u6j4e9o.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p9/p9t1m3ks7u6j4e9o.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p9/p9t1m3ks7u6j4e9o.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p9/p9t1m3ks7u6j4e9o.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Homebuilding could slump further in September in the aftermath of Harvey and Hurricane Irma, which struck Florida. According to Census Bureau data, the areas in Texas and Florida that were devastated by the storms accounted for about 13 percent of permits issued in the nation last year.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Hurricanes&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1001165/hurricane-harvey" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvey</a> and <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1008449/hurricane-irma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Irma</a> have held down home completions in Texas and Florida, but the hurricane's&nbsp;aftermaths are also likely to slow <a href="https://archinect.com/searchall/homebuilding" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">homebuilding</a>&nbsp;in the coming months as resources are redirected toward repairs and rebuilding efforts rather than new construction. Labor shortages are also likely to worsen and building materials are expected to become more expensive.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029261/beijing-bans-winter-construction-to-reduce-air-pollution Beijing bans winter construction to reduce air pollution Alexander Walter 2017-09-19T14:00:00-04:00 >2017-09-19T14:00:56-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0k/0ky63nmic5yilvq3.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0k/0ky63nmic5yilvq3.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0k/0ky63nmic5yilvq3.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0k/0ky63nmic5yilvq3.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Beijing will suspend construction of major public projects in the city this winter in an effort to improve the capital&rsquo;s notorious air quality, official media said on Sunday, citing the municipal commission of housing and urban-rural development. All construction of road and water projects, as well as demolition of housing, will be banned from Nov. 15 to March 15 within the city&rsquo;s six major districts and surrounding suburbs, said the Xinhua report.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"China is in the fourth year of a 'war on pollution,'" <em>Reuters </em>reports, "designed to reverse the damage done by decades of untrammelled economic growth and allay concerns that hazardous smog and widespread water and soil contamination are causing hundreds of thousands of early deaths every year."</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029256/get-lectured-university-of-calgary-2017-18 Get Lectured: University of Calgary, 2017-18 Justine Testado 2017-09-19T13:11:00-04:00 >2017-09-19T13:11:33-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mm/mmond5ek94uco6f3.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mm/mmond5ek94uco6f3.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mm/mmond5ek94uco6f3.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mm/mmond5ek94uco6f3.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/871644/2017-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2017</a></strong></p> <p>Ready or not, it's the start of a new school year. Back for Fall 2017 is Archinect's&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Get Lectured</a>,</em>&nbsp;an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back regularly to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p> <p>Check out the Fall '17 + Winter '18 Design Matters Lecture Series, happening now at the&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/5965/university-of-calgary" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Calgary</a>&nbsp;Faculty of Environmental Design (EVDS) in Alberta, Canada.<strong></strong></p> <p><strong>FALL '17</strong></p> <p><strong>Sept 6</strong><br>Calgary: Changing City Urban Panel<br></p> <p><strong>Oct 11</strong><br>Clare Lyster / CLUAA Urbanism and Architecture</p> <p><strong>Nov 1</strong><br>Juliane Wolf / Studio Gang</p> <p><strong>Nov 29</strong><br>Martha Schwartz / Martha Schwartz Partners<br></p> <p><strong>WINTER '18</strong></p> <p><strong>Jan 3</strong><br>Somerville Visiting Lectureship</p> <p><strong>Feb 21</strong><br>Dana Cupkova / Carnegie Mellon University &amp; Epiphyte Lab</p> <p><strong>Mar 7</strong><br>Susan Fainstein / Senior Research Fellow, Harvard G...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029250/architect-son-of-hitler-s-architect-albert-speer-jr-dies-at-83 Architect, son of Hitler's architect, Albert Speer Jr., dies at 83 Archinect 2017-09-19T12:38:00-04:00 >2017-09-20T15:31:11-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/90/9022fa55183a2306d4187358098b4cc3?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/90/9022fa55183a2306d4187358098b4cc3?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/90/9022fa55183a2306d4187358098b4cc3?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/90/9022fa55183a2306d4187358098b4cc3?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Albert Speer Jr, the son of Adolf Hitler's chief architect who had his own accomplished architectural career but struggled to distance himself from his father's legacy, has died at the age of 83. The architecture firm he founded, Albert Speer + Partner GmbH, said Mr Speer died on Saturday in Frankfurt.</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> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029095/how-to-calculate-employee-efficiency How to Calculate Employee Efficiency Sponsor 2017-09-19T09:00:00-04:00 >2017-09-19T20:33:06-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gm/gmd9ctml6d7kt8vp.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gm/gmd9ctml6d7kt8vp.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gm/gmd9ctml6d7kt8vp.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gm/gmd9ctml6d7kt8vp.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><figure><p><a href="http://www.bqe.com/products/core?utm_source=archinect&amp;amp=" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v7/v7zh1cuc5e9832ym.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.bqe.com/products/core?utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=editorialnewspost&amp;utm_campaign=sept19" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BQE Core</a>.</strong></em></p> <p>Have you ever wondered if you&rsquo;re paying your employees less than they deserve? More importantly, how do you even assess your staff&rsquo;s productivity and value?</p> <p>Knowing the utilization or efficiency of your employees can help gauge their productivity and value. Remember, on average, your employees should be more than 70% efficient.</p> Getting started: <p>There are some specific terms you need to know and calculate before you go ahead with your new mission. Also, note that this efficiency or utilization rate looks at the <em>billable or chargeable hours</em> of your employees.</p> <ul><li>Pay Rate = Annual Salary / Total Standard Working Hours</li><li>Overhead Multiplier = Total Year Expenses / Total Payroll</li><li>Cost Rate Multiplier = Overhead Multiplier + 1</li></ul><p>These formulas will help you calculate the important rates:</p> <ul><li>Bill Rate = Pay Rate x Cost Rate Multiplier x Profit %&nbsp;</li><li>Effective Bill Rate = Bill Rate x Utilization Rate&nbsp;</li><li>Max Pay Rate = Effective Bill Rate / Cost Rate Multiplier</li><li>&nbsp;Ideal Pay ...</li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029012/uk-s-government-spends-big-on-subsidized-housing-rather-than-building-affordable-housing UK's Government spends big on subsidized housing rather than building affordable housing Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-09-19T04:06:00-04:00 >2017-09-18T14:47:58-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nq/nq8xjmo2c7qc8zno.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nq/nq8xjmo2c7qc8zno.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nq/nq8xjmo2c7qc8zno.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nq/nq8xjmo2c7qc8zno.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The Government is spending four times as much &ndash; some &pound;32bn&mdash;subsidizing private housing as it is building affordable homes for low income families, a report has revealed. The study showed 79 per cent of the total housing budget is currently spent on higher-cost homes for sale, including through the controversial Help to Buy scheme, but just 21 per cent, around &pound;8bn, goes to affordable homes for rent.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Carried out the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), the annual review shows a significant shift away from programs that build new affordable housing in favor of subsidization. The amount of government funding granted to the Affordable Homes Program has fallen to just &pound;285 million, down from&nbsp;&pound;2.5 billion in 2010-2011. In total, public funding to help housing associations build new homes has dropped from&nbsp;&pound;3.5 billion in 2010-2011 to&nbsp;&pound;1.3.</p> <p>In contrast, public money going towards subsidized housing has increased substantially. Government money is being diverted to help middle- and high-income households get on the property ladder through programs like the controversial Help to Buy Scheme&mdash;established by Conservative politician, George Osborne, in 2013&mdash;which guarantees for mortgages worth up to 95 percent of the value of a property. Despite being billed as a way of helping "Generation Rent" become home owners, the scheme has been criticized as useless due to the fact that&nbsp;<a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/19/help-to-buy-isa-scandal-500000-first-time-buyers-told-scheme-can/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">first-time buy...</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/bustler/5956/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-09-19T04:00:00-04:00 >2017-09-18T19:46:14-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fc/fchx0dg8b07gm55l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fc/fchx0dg8b07gm55l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fc/fchx0dg8b07gm55l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fc/fchx0dg8b07gm55l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>This week holds a fantastic collection of talks, walks and exhibition openings to fill your days and evenings.&nbsp; From the artistic to political, this week is full of events which look towards our futures in terms of resources, skylines, and technology. Don't miss out on any <a href="http://bustler.net/events/tags/london-design-festival/36439" target="_blank">London Design Festival</a>&nbsp;events, as the celebration of all things made comes to an end this weekend.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/tags/london/26294/" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029125/dominique-perrault-reveals-plans-for-the-paris-2024-olympic-village Dominique Perrault reveals plans for the Paris 2024 Olympic Village Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-09-18T19:54:00-04:00 >2017-09-20T05:16:01-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/11/116rgtlnyc2fv6sb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/11/116rgtlnyc2fv6sb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/11/116rgtlnyc2fv6sb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/11/116rgtlnyc2fv6sb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>After decades of failed bids and one particularly humiliating loss to London in 2012, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/812/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> has officially been named the host of the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/544778/2024-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2024 Olympics</a>. Though the city plans on making the most out of its existing facilities, some new development will take place. One of such projects is the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/646311/dominique-perrault" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dominique Perrault</a>-designed and planned Olympic Village, which helped secure Paris' 2024 bid because the city said they would be unable to freeze the project, which had already begun work, for four years had they accepted hosting duties for 2028 instead.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ep/epmhldkzh4vju9j6.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ep/epmhldkzh4vju9j6.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&copy; Paris 2024 Luxigon Dominique Perrault Architecte</figcaption></figure><figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d3/d3nh1ge6wl11rrbf.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d3/d3nh1ge6wl11rrbf.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>&copy; Paris 2024 Luxigon Dominique Perrault Architecte</figcaption></figure></figure><p>Along with the majority of new venues being built for the games, the Olympic Village is set in Saint-Denis&mdash;the poorest of France's 101 mainland departments&mdash;in an effort to rejuvenate the area.&nbsp;The development centers around the Cinema City film studios created in a disused power station by the film-maker Luc Besson which will house that athletes' dinin...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029073/closer-look-fr-ee-s-hyperloop-one-mexico-city-guadalajara-route-proposal Closer look: FR-EE's Hyperloop One Mexico City-Guadalajara route proposal Justine Testado 2017-09-18T19:43:00-04:00 >2017-09-19T13:41:44-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kf/kftxedtnnaewcqwh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kf/kftxedtnnaewcqwh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kf/kftxedtnnaewcqwh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kf/kftxedtnnaewcqwh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Out of over 2,600 entries, a multi-disciplinary consortium led by <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/8306331/fr-ee-fernando-romero-enterprise" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fernando Romero / FR-EE</a> was recently announced as one of the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150028743/from-chicago-to-pittsburgh-in-47-minutes-hyperloop-one-global-challenge-announces-10-winning-teams-routes-in-north-america-europe-south-asia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">10 winning teams in the Hyperloop One Global Challenge</a> with the proposal &ldquo;<a href="https://www.mexloop.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mexloop</a>&rdquo;, the 330-mile Mexico-Guadalajara route. The Mexloop project builds on Mexico's ambitious $600 billion public works investment under the National Infrastructure Program.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3b/3bo9fnonnqj9r5z1.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3b/3bo9fnonnqj9r5z1.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering &copy; FR-EE.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qv/qvsb6dlm334yyg70.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qv/qvsb6dlm334yyg70.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering &copy; FR-EE.</figcaption></figure><p>The team submitted concepts for Mexloop's inter-modal station designs and locations, route infrastructure, public space, the pods, and logistics. Aiming to alleviate traffic in one of the world's most congested cities, Mexloop will connect Central Mexico&rsquo;s major population, cultural, industrial, and manufacturing centers into one new &lsquo;Megalopolis&rsquo; of 42 million people that is projected to grow to 60 million by 2050, the Mexloop team describes.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/za/za6ftca96uq368q3.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/za/za6ftca96uq368q3.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image &copy; FR-EE.</figcaption></figure><figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ww/wwqa9na49wswe3ce.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ww/wwqa9na49wswe3ce.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image &copy; FR-EE.</figcaption></figure><p>The Mexloop corridor will reduce travel time between Mexico City and Guadalajara to 38 minutes, at a spe...</p></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029071/ds-r-s-high-profile-zaryadye-park-project-in-moscow-vandalized-only-days-after-its-grand-opening DS+R's high-profile Zaryadye Park project in Moscow vandalized only days after its grand opening Alexander Walter 2017-09-18T19:16:00-04:00 >2017-09-19T08:51:56-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t5/t5t99uliqtlzd2l3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t5/t5t99uliqtlzd2l3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t5/t5t99uliqtlzd2l3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t5/t5t99uliqtlzd2l3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The Russian President Vladimir Putin opened Zaryadye Park near Red Square on 9 September, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, creators of New York&rsquo;s High Line, but what Moscow city officials are lauding as a &ldquo;new symbol of Russia&rdquo; preservationists are decrying as a travesty that impinges on the Kremlin and St Basil&rsquo;s Cathedral, two of Russia&rsquo;s most sacred landmarks.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Zaryadye Park proposal for an ambitious replacement of the colossal Soviet-era Hotel Russia near the Kremlin in central Moscow won the international competition <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/86380679/diller-scofidio-renfro-wins-zaryadye-park-competition-in-moscow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">back in 2013</a> with a "wild urbanism" concept.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qa/qae1z9w83t9igfdf.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qa/qae1z9w83t9igfdf.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering of DS+R's Zaryadye Park project in central Moscow. Image courtesy of Mos.ru.</figcaption></figure><p>The project has faced criticism from the city's preservationists, <a href="https://themoscowtimes.com/news/kremlin-zaryadye-park-costs-skyrocketing-58971" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reportedly exceeded</a> initial cost estimates, and already suffered a <a href="https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-moscow-zaryadye-park-rocky-start/28740525.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">major act of vandalism</a> shortly after its festive opening with&nbsp;Russian President Vladimir Putin in attendance.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yh/yhm3d34uq1btjq8g.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yh/yhm3d34uq1btjq8g.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>One of Zaryadye Park's highlights is its V-shaped 'Floating Bridge,' extending far above the Moscow River. Image courtesy of Mos.ru.</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029117/america-is-building-more-for-cars-than-people America is building more for cars than people Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-09-18T19:10:00-04:00 >2017-09-19T14:09:33-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ig/igrxeouxckh82xvs.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ig/igrxeouxckh82xvs.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ig/igrxeouxckh82xvs.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ig/igrxeouxckh82xvs.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s hard to escape the irony that the U.S., which will need something like 43 million new housing units to keep up with population growth in the next 35 years, is using space to build apartment-size garages, even as trends in ride-sharing and self-driving cars cast a measure of uncertainty on American car culture.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Despite housing shortages and rent increases, 24% of the new homes completed in 2015 in the US included a garage for 3 or more vehicles. Since 1992, when the census started tracking this, more 3-car garages than 1-bedroom apartments have been built. With the ever-increasing need for housing, and uncertain future of car <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/149956613/falling-through-the-sharing-economy-s-looking-glass-and-into-an-ocean-of-unpaid-gendered-domestic-labor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ownership</a>, these large garages could be transformed into living or working spaces.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150028747/renault-s-symbioz-is-a-self-driving-car-that-becomes-one-with-your-house Renault's Symbioz is a self-driving car that becomes one with your house Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-09-18T15:45:00-04:00 >2017-09-19T13:41:49-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9p/9popodoyzp8pqtqx.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9p/9popodoyzp8pqtqx.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9p/9popodoyzp8pqtqx.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9p/9popodoyzp8pqtqx.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/665136/renault" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renault</a> recently revealed their new concept for an <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/659173/autonomous-vehicles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">autonomous vehicle</a>&nbsp;that fully integrates into one's home. Called the Symbioz, the idea seems obvious enough&mdash;many models for self-driving <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/4819/cars" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">vehicles</a> have interiors that convert into arrangements typical of the living room and this one comes dressed in wood, marble, felt and porcelain afforded by its large car proportions.</p> <figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vy/vyqe55riqcy425he.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vy/vyqe55riqcy425he.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Photo courtesy of Facebook page @Renault.</figcaption></figure></figure><p>Beyond the interior, the car and home share energy that is distributed through a <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/81154894/first-smart-cars-next-smart-transport-grids" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">smart grid</a>. This system allows&nbsp;the home to use power stored in the batteries of the car temporarily for lights, screens, and home appliances during periods of peak use or in the event of a blackout.&nbsp;In reverse,&nbsp;drivers can program their car to use the home&rsquo;s energy for recharging when needed. Additionally, the car can plan ahead and adapt to usage by syncing to the owner's calendar and drawing charge from the grid accordingly.&nbsp;<br></p> <p>Drivers can switch between manual and autonomous modes of driving and w...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029055/a-look-at-how-hamilton-s-tourist-flocking-grange-house-was-moved A look at how Hamilton's tourist-flocking Grange house was moved Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-09-18T15:43:00-04:00 >2017-09-18T15:58:53-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0p/0pflv4b22lakb8ff.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0p/0pflv4b22lakb8ff.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0p/0pflv4b22lakb8ff.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0p/0pflv4b22lakb8ff.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>For nearly three weeks in the spring of 2008, residents and passersby near Convent Avenue and 141st Street in Harlem craned their necks to take in a peculiar sight. Positioned atop a 38-foot structure of crib piles, shimmies, and steel beams was a two-story yellow house originally built for Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury and future Broadway musical sensation.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Built in 1802, the Hamilton House has been moved twice since then, first in 1889,&nbsp;and more recently in 2008 when it was raised on a 38-foot tall structure before being moved slowly&nbsp;down the street to&nbsp;St. Nicholas Park. The National park services considered cutting the house in half or removing pieces, but the third option of raising the house up on jacks and driving it down at a six percent grade allowed them to keep the house in one piece during the move. Since then, the house has been located at St. Nicolas Park and is open to the public to visit.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029036/get-lectured-syracuse-architecture-in-florence-fall-17 Get Lectured: Syracuse Architecture in Florence, Fall '17 Justine Testado 2017-09-18T15:29:00-04:00 >2017-09-18T16:04:19-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yg/ygg7nackx7ypinjy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yg/ygg7nackx7ypinjy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yg/ygg7nackx7ypinjy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yg/ygg7nackx7ypinjy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/871644/2017-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2017</a></strong></p> <p>Ready or not, it's the start of a new school year. Back for Fall 2017 is Archinect's&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Get Lectured</a>,</em>&nbsp;an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back regularly to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="https://archinect.com/syracuse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Syracuse University</a>'s <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/51035674/syracuse-university-in-florence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture in Florence</a> study abroad program will kick off their Fall 2017 lecture series this Thursday.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Sept 21</strong><br>Anna Puigjaner / co-founder, MAIO</p> <p><strong>Sept 22</strong><br> Jimenez Lai / founder, Bureau Spectacular, UCLA A.UD.</p> <p><strong>Oct 3</strong><br>Lorenzo Guzzini / founder,&nbsp;Lorenzo Guzzini Architecture</p> <p><strong>Oct 24</strong><br>Matilde Cassani / Politecnico di Milano and Domus Academy</p> <p><strong>Sept 21-23: Urban Interventions</strong><br>A special event comprised of architectural design workshops, public lectures, and a concluding exhibition and discussion with invite...</p> https://archinect.com/news/bustler/5957/jeanne-gang-named-winner-of-the-2017-marcus-prize-for-architecture Jeanne Gang named winner of the 2017 Marcus Prize for Architecture Alexander Walter 2017-09-18T14:34:00-04:00 >2017-09-18T15:04:05-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7b/7bsz3mzcqprpscn8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7b/7bsz3mzcqprpscn8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7b/7bsz3mzcqprpscn8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7b/7bsz3mzcqprpscn8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee&nbsp;School of Architecture and Urban Planning today announced&nbsp;Jeanne Gang, founding principal of Chicago-based <a href="https://archinect.com/studiogang" target="_blank">Studio Gang</a>,&nbsp;as the recipient of the 2017 Marcus Prize for Architecture. The $100,000 award honors architects "on a trajectory to greatness"&nbsp;with&nbsp;a cash prize to the recipient and also supports a Gang-led design studio at SARUP.</p><p>Jeanne Gang is definitely keeping herself busy and in the news&nbsp;these days: just last week, her firm was <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150028158/ds-r-studio-gang-keller-easterling-among-exhibitors-selected-for-the-u-s-pavilion-at-the-2018-venice-architecture-biennale" target="_blank">selected as one of the seven exhibitors</a> for the&nbsp;U.S. Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale;&nbsp;in August, we learned about&nbsp;her <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150024174/nick-cave-collaborates-with-studio-gang-for-here-hear-chicago-commissioned-by-navy-pier" target="_blank">collaboration with sculptor and performance artist Nick Cave</a>&nbsp;on the&nbsp;site-specific work "Here Hear Chicago" for Chicago&rsquo;s Navy Pier; and in Washington D.C., her massive <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150019171/visitors-delight-in-the-instagram-worthy-jeanne-gang-installation-at-the-national-building-museum" target="_blank">2017 Summer Block Party&nbsp;installation "Hive"</a> has been a hit with visitors&nbsp;at the National Building Museum.</p>