Archinect - News 2018-11-19T05:14:20-05:00 Arquitectonica unveils new design laboratory for University of Miami School of Architecture Justine Testado 2018-11-16T19:53:00-05:00 >2018-11-16T19:53:24-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>In their latest project in their Miami home base, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arquitectonica</a> designed the new Thomas P. Murphy Studio Building for the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Miami School of Architecture</a>. Opening on November 29, the 20,000 square-foot building will serve as a design laboratory and collaborative space for students, providing digital fabrication facilities, exhibition areas, and plenty of space for social and public functions.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Robin Hill, Miami In Focus, Multivista.</figcaption></figure><p>Located at the center of an intersection, the building creates a plaza and pathway that links the campus to the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miami Metrorail</a>. Topped by a warped concrete roof, the building was designed like an oversized shed, Arquitectonica describes.&nbsp;&ldquo;The curve of the roof interacts with the curve at the entrance to demonstrate the plasticity of concrete.&rdquo;</p><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Robin Hill, Miami In Focus, Multivista.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Robin Hill, Miami In Focus, Multivista.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Robin Hill, Miami In Focus, Multivista.</figcaption></figure><p>The building can operate without any artificial light duri...</p> The world's 'deepest hotel' just opened to guests in an abandoned Chinese quarry Alexander Walter 2018-11-16T15:50:00-05:00 >2018-11-16T15:57:30-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Rising 88 metres (290 feet) from the floor of an abandoned quarry, the 18-storey InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Hotel in the city&rsquo;s Songjiang district has been in development for 12 years and cost 2 billion yuan (US$287.9 million) to complete. Of its 18 floors, just two are aboveground while its two lowest are completely submerged by a lake that occupies the remainder of the vast quarry pit.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Remember the Chinese '<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deep Pit Hotel</a>' that was poised to open inside an abandoned quarry outside of Shanghai? Officially titled InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland, the 336-room luxury property finally launched yesterday.<br></p> Forensic Architecture's Counter Investigations is crowned Beazley Design of the Year 2018 Katherine Guimapang 2018-11-16T15:20:00-05:00 >2018-11-16T17:03:30-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The much anticipated <a href="" target="_blank">Beazley Designs of the Year</a> awards has announced its winners. After unveiling 87 <a href="" target="_blank">nominees</a>&nbsp;back in September, winners have been crowned across six categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Graphics, Product, and Transport.&nbsp;</p><p>Nominees pushed the envelope in design and innovation, as well as each project's impact on social issues. As one jury member stated, " main concerns were impact - on society and the environment. From this perspective the nominations were extremely encouraging; from pragmatic developments into the medical world to a myriad of approaches to environmental sustainability. It reminded me that design touches every part of our lives and that it potentially holds the solution to many of our current dilemmas. It was an inspiring experience that left me full of hope.&rdquo;</p><p>The six category winners along with the further 81 other nominations are on display at the <a href="" target="_blank">Design Museum</a> in London until January 6, 2019.&nbsp;</p> Miami begins construction on the Underline, a 10-mile urban path under the city's Metrorail Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-11-16T15:03:00-05:00 >2018-11-16T15:03:27-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Since opening, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High Line</a> has become the proverbial example of how cities can transform their underutilized nooks and crannies into vibrant public spaces. Now attracting more than six million visitors a year, the railway-turned-park has inspired a host of similar projects all across the world from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seoul</a> to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Whereas the High Line focused on the reuse of a historic rail line, a new project in Miami, which broke ground earlier this month, is applying the same concept to the space underneath. Designed by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">James Corner Field Operations</a>, Miami's forthcoming Underline will create a 10-mile linear park beneath the city's Metrorail.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&copy; James Corner Field Operations / Courtesy of Friends of the Underline</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&copy; James Corner Field Operations / Courtesy of Friends of the Underline</figcaption></figure><p>The project was first inspired when Meg Daly, who came to found the non-profit Friends of the Underline, got into a bicycling accident. Unable to drive, Daly started taking the Miami Metrorail and using the space u...</p> RIBA and V&A's upcoming “A Home for All​” exhibition revisits six experimental social housing designs Justine Testado 2018-11-16T14:00:00-05:00 >2018-11-16T14:00:58-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The RIBA and Victoria &amp; Albert Museum dug into their archives to present the exhibition, &ldquo;A Home for All: Six Experiments in Social Housing&rdquo;, opening on November 24 at the V&amp;A Museum in London. From the first examples of modernist architecture in England to a DIY kit that encouraged residents to design their own homes, the exhibition features six pioneering projects that present a different experimental approach in social housing design.&nbsp;</p><p>A selection of original architectural drawings, photos, site plans, and buildings models will be showcased alongside quotes from residents, architects, and stakeholders about the experience, intention, and reception of each project. Another notable element in the exhibition is an archival and contemporary poster and protest material that explore the changing attitudes toward social housing policy, from the early 20th century to today.</p><p>Read on for more about the projects.</p><p><strong>Spa Green, London by Tecton, design: 1938, construction: 1946-49</strong><br></p>... 10 crisp architectural student projects for your Friday inspiration Archinect 2018-11-16T13:39:00-05:00 >2018-11-16T13:39:44-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding student projects on various Archinect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p> <p>(<strong>Tip:</strong>&nbsp;use the handy <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p> <p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Student Work</em></a>.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Farnsworth House ~ Visitors Center</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Adam Ballard</a>; Professor: Sarah Lorenzen<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DESIGN OF CITIES</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zhifei Chen</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Space Between: A Momument to Displaced</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deborah O'Connell</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UTOPIA</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Raluca Uner</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flexible High-Rise</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rok Perme</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Dream Chamber</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Genesis Li</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Defencing Gracie Mansion</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mengxi Gao</a>; Instructor: Ziad Jamaleddine</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Combinatory House</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fanghui Ge</a>; Instructor: Thom Mayne, Eui-sung Yi<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Abstract Objects with Character</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yujue Wang</a></p> <p><br></p> <p>Click&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;to see more "Ten Top Images on Archinect's Pinterest Boards" posts.</p> <p><strong>Wanna be included in one of the next roundups?</strong></p> <p>Simply upload your work as a <em>Project...</em></p> Our weekly wrap-up of new design competitions worth checking out Bustler Editors 2018-11-16T11:00:00-05:00 >2018-11-15T18:52:45-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>We get it. It can get a little overwhelming keeping up with the dozens of new&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">architecture competitions</a>&nbsp;launching worldwide on any given week &mdash; let alone having to stay on top of the multiple deadlines for each and every one. That's why&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;is here to help! At the end of every week, we'll share a quick selection of our newest design&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">competition submissions</a>&nbsp;that we think are worth a look, as well as some ongoing ones you might have missed the first time. Check out our latest competition recommendations below.</p> MVRDV's first US project is an explosion of color and function for the city Katherine Guimapang 2018-11-15T18:33:00-05:00 >2018-11-16T03:36:30-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Underutilized space is an unfortunate yet reoccurring issue that takes place in densely populated cities, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manhattan</a> being no exception. When Youngwoo &amp; Associates decided to take on a large underutilized space at the intersection of Amsterdam Ave and Washington Bridge, the team at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MDRDV</a> took to the challenge and created the plans for Radio Tower &amp; Hotel.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Street view Image &copy; MVRDV</figcaption></figure><p>Built on one of the major linking areas between Manhattan and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Jersey</a>, the multi-leveled, multi-purpose building is set to tackle a main design challenge: navigating a way to create a large volumed structure while still keeping its relevance and contextual nature. Standing at 22 stories tall, this "vertical village" takes the typical composition of a small block to be taken apart and reassembled into a stack. The asymmetrical arrangement of these stacked volumes are designed to appear like separate buildings. Each stacked volume, measuring roughly the same size as the others, is finished with a different...</p> How do you solve a problem like Malibu? A call for revisiting Mike Davis' 'Ecology of Fear' Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-11-15T17:20:00-05:00 >2018-11-18T22:01:11-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The Woosley Fire, as of Wednesday morning, had burned through 97,620 acres of LA County's famed <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Malibu Canyon</a> and neighboring communities nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains. Long home to an unruly mix of surfers, hippies, and celebrities, the fires have devastated numerous firebelt suburb populations along the coast, aided by the&nbsp;dreaded Santa Ana winds.&nbsp;</p> <p>In total, officials have tallied more than 400 homes and other structures destroyed, leaving many homeowners to wonder whether or not to rebuild. But,&nbsp;<em>LA Times</em> op-ed columnist Gustavo Arellano <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">asks us</a> to ponder what would happen if we don't.</p> <p>Over the last century, communities along Southern&nbsp;California's rugged coastline have seen an average of two major fires every decade since 1929. As predicted in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mike Davis</a>' 1998 essay "The Case for Letting Malibu Burn,&rdquo; little has been able to stop Mother Nature's wrath, which has only been made more frequent and more damaging by the region's increasingly hotter and drier summers.&nbsp;</p> <p>The&nbsp;<em>City ...</em></p> Snøhetta's custom-made cutlery set is now available for you to buy Katherine Guimapang 2018-11-15T15:44:00-05:00 >2018-11-15T21:01:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Known for their innovative designs and mesmerizing buildings,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta</a>&nbsp;has created custom-made cutlery for restaurant Barr in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Copenhagen</a>. Collaborating with design brand <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Table Noir</a>, Sn&oslash;hetta&nbsp;designed the pieces based on the holistic design experience that compliments the restaurant. Having already designed restaurant Barr's interiors as well as creating the visual identity for the Noma Restaurant Group, Sn&oslash;hetta's vision was to highlight the restaurant's conceptual expression.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image &copy; Table Noir</figcaption></figure><p>Located in North Atlantic House,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barr</a>&nbsp;focuses on food and drink that are traditional to the region along the North Sea. Its name, meaning "barley" in old Norse, reflects executive chef Thorsten Schmidt's passion for regional food and drink through its history and culture.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image &copy; Table Noir</figcaption></figure><p>Emphasizing on its tactile feel and physical experience while dining, "the cutlery is not merely defined by aesthetics or functionality; it actually enhances the enjoyment of the food and thus elevates th...</p> Ole Bouman reviews Biennales, in general, via the Venice Biennale Orhan Ayyüce 2018-11-15T15:13:00-05:00 >2018-11-15T15:13:37-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>..And that&rsquo;s why every two years the global professional community gathers again to not just see the show, but meet each other against the backdrop of the ultimate protagonist: Venice itself.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Director of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Society</a> Ole Bouman reviews Biennales in general via the Venice Biennale.<br></p> <p>"Social respect and admiration for architecture are often derived from this magnetism, and are manifested by the intensity of experiencing it. Respect for the discipline is eventually not founded on intention or on an agenda. This simple insight invokes the awkwardness of so many architectural exhibitions and publications, which cannot but represent an intention or interpretation over the real thing. And it explains why more or less all architectural exhibitions fail to prove their point to anyone outside the discourse of architecture, or to a large group of people who would rather love or hate architecture than make a lengthy effort to understand it."<br></p> OPEN Architecture completes cave-like UCCA Dune Art Museum Justine Testado 2018-11-15T14:58:00-05:00 >2018-11-15T14:58:39-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Carved into a sand dune along a quiet beach in the port city of Qinhuangdao, the new Ullens Center for Contemporary Art&nbsp;Dune Art Museum debuted its first art exhibition last month, after three years of construction.</p> <p>Aranya commissioned Beijing-based <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OPEN Architecture</a> to design the museum, which is operated by the UCCA. The architects gave the museum a pared down aesthetic that features organic forms and cave-like spaces.&nbsp;The 930 square-meter museum contains 10 galleries and a cafe.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Wu Qingshan.</figcaption></figure><p>&ldquo;Its interconnected, organically shaped spaces echo those of caves&mdash;the earliest form of human inhabitance, whose walls were once home to some of man&rsquo;s first works of art,&rdquo; OPEN Architecture explains.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Cafe. Photo: Wu Qingshan.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Gallery skylights. Photo: Wu Qingshan.</figcaption></figure><p>The building features multiple openings of different sizes and orientations to provide natural lighting into the space as well as offer views of the changing sky and sea throughout the day. Local workers in Qinhuangdao &mdash; some o...</p> Patrik Schumacher sues for control over Zaha Hadid's estate Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-11-15T13:38:00-05:00 >2018-11-19T04:33:09-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher</a> has sued to become the sole executor of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid</a>'s $85 million estate, applying to remove developer Peter Palumbo, Hadid's niece Rana, and artist Brian Clarke from the late Dame's will.&nbsp;</p> <p>Upon <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hadid's death</a>, Schumacher and five of the architect's relatives were each left a portion of her earnings. The remainder of her estate was to be held in trust for up to 125 years, with Schumacher, Palumbo, Hadid, and Clarke, given full discretion over its allocation.</p> <p>In response to the court proceedings, the three executors stood firm against Schumacher with a statement made public by architecture critic <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oliver Wainwirght</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p>Schumacher, who reportedly resigned as director of the Zaha Hadid Foundation back in June, is being accused by the other stewards of trying to gain financially by going to court to oust them. The two have been at odds since Hadid's confidantes <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">distanced themselves</a> from Schumacher's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">controversial remarks</a> on social housing shortly after their friend's passi...</p> Archinect Outpost to host launch of Neil Denari's highly anticipated new monograph MASSX Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-11-15T12:26:00-05:00 >2018-11-15T13:29:41-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Join us in celebrating MASSX, the latest monograph from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neil M. Denari Architects</a> at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Outpost</a> on Tuesday, November 27th, 6-8 PM.&nbsp;</p> <p>We will be selling 20 copies of MASSX - come early to ensure you get a copy! Please note that there will be limited space available at the event, and we can only allow a small number of people in the space at a time. Doors open at 6pm, and&nbsp;queueing up in advance is recommended to get a copy of the book.</p> <p>This formidable monograph of Neil M. Denari Architects can be viewed as a point of departure for examining architecture&rsquo;s role in the contemporary world. It contains more than 700 pages of material that has evolved over time, the majority of which has never been published, and offers both a rich history of projects and an extraordinarily in-depth examination of the firm&rsquo;s practice. The book arranges selected projects, buildings, concepts, references, arguments, and sensibilities (all together classified as &ldquo;things&rdquo;) chronologically, from the begin...</p> What's it like to work for a famous architect? Here's your chance to find out, with these current job opportunities... Katherine Guimapang 2018-11-15T11:09:00-05:00 >2018-11-18T11:05:22-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Every star architect started their journey somewhere. In order to become a leading innovator in the field many architects started off by working for firms run by innovative design heads. Although, not all firms are created equal, there are several out there that combine skill and leadership, while pushing the boundaries of where architecture and design can go.&nbsp;</p> <p>Below are 10 leading firms seeking to hire new members to their star studded practice.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Keelung Harbor Service Building Image &copy; Neil M. Denari Architects, Inc.</figcaption></figure><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neil M. Denari Architects, Inc.</a> seeks an <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Intermediate Designer</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles<br></strong><em>"Neil M. Denari Architects (NMDA) is seeking an intermediate-level designer with 2-3 years of full-time experience to join our team.The ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic - eager to do whatever it takes to get a job done. You will be a great team-player, well-rounded, wanting to work&nbsp;here, and able to work on projects both independently and within an Architectural Design team. While n...</em></p> Palassis Architects' cathedral-like Cadogan Song School in Perth Justine Testado 2018-11-14T16:36:00-05:00 >2018-11-14T16:36:26-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Completing a composition of buildings in the historic Treasury / Cathedral precinct&nbsp;in Perth, the Cadogan Song School by conservation practice <a href="" target="_blank">Palassis Architects</a> was built to provide facilities for the St.Georges Cathedral choir. Showing off sculptural vaulted arches and a tuning fork-like spire, the Song School received&nbsp;a National Award in the Heritage category&nbsp;of the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">2018 National Australian Architecture Awards</a> earlier this month.</p> Belgian crematorium designed by KAAN Architecten to be a peaceful oasis Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-11-14T15:44:00-05:00 >2018-11-14T15:46:13-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Located in the Belgian countryside, the recently completed Crematorium Sisegem has been designed by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KAAN Architecten</a> as a peaceful oasis. In Belgium, crematoria typically have a more complex programming than in other countries and are commonly used as spaces for gathering, enjoying a meal, and reconnecting with friends and family, says the architects. To help encourage a site of introspection for visitors, the Dutch firm designed a restrained space that can be interpreted and used differently by each individual.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&copy; Simone Bossi</figcaption></figure><p>The surrounding landscape, laid out by Brussels designer Erik Dhont, has been carefully devised to help slow down visitors and provide a sense of clam upon arrival. The service road for hearses was arranged to be out of view entirely, while the adjacent hills have been dedicated for scattered ashes and an urn garden. To the north, a pond serves as a reservoir for rainwater and to provide a sense of calm.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&copy; Simone Bossi</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&copy; Simone Bossi</figcaption></figure><p>The site has been ...</p> PennDesign launches $50,000 student prize and professional award in city planning Justine Testado 2018-11-14T14:22:00-05:00 >2018-11-14T14:22:53-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Pennsylvania</a>'s School of Design&nbsp;launched the new Witte-Sakamoto Family Prize and Award in City and Regional Planning, thanks to a $1.25 million gift from PennDesign alumnus William Witte and his wife Keiko Sakamoto. In conjunction with the prize, a new&nbsp;professional award for innovation and positive impact in planning was also announced.</p> <p>The yearly $50,000 fellowship will be awarded to an outstanding student entering their final year in the school's Master of City and Regional Planning program. The professional award will be presented to a&nbsp;firm, team, or individual professional for an exemplary planning project that advances plan-making in at least four of the following areas:&nbsp;social equity, environmental quality, design, public health, mobility, housing affordability, and economic development.</p> <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s incumbent on those of us who work on cities to make sure that we not only practice responsible development, but that it&rsquo;s holistic and we deal with all these different ...</p> JPMorgan Chase reveals two options for Foster-designed supertall HQ Alexander Walter 2018-11-14T14:14:00-05:00 >2018-11-15T11:38:40-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>[...] the second supertall to result from the Midtown East rezoning is moving forward, with JPMorgan Chase filing a text amendment with City Planning for a 1,400-foot tower on the site of 270 Park Avenue. Designed by Foster + Partners Architects, the plans also come with the first renderings of the 2.4 million square foot supertall, and massing diagrams that offer a look at what&rsquo;s in store for New York City&rsquo;s most central business district.</p></em><br /><br /><p>After <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">announcing Foster + Partners</a> as design architect for its new <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">270 Park Avenue HQ tower</a> a few days ago,&nbsp;JPMorgan Chase has now filed a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">zoning text amendment</a> with NYC's City Planning department.&nbsp;</p> <p>The document shows two options for a massive supertall tower to replace the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">current building</a> from 1961; one option rising an impressive&nbsp;1,566 feet and 8 inches above ground, and the other version standing 'merely' 1,400 feet to its rooftop.</p> <p>"Either option would make a very substantial impact on the Midtown East skyline," reports <em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YIMBY</a></em>.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>270 Park Avenue: proposed No-Action and With-Action options. Image: New York Department of City Planning.</figcaption></figure> Concrete Utopia Places Journal 2018-11-14T09:22:00-05:00 >2018-11-13T22:27:19-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>In the construction of the new Yugoslavia, modernist thinking and design were deployed to guide the country&rsquo;s rapid urbanization and industrialization as well as to unify the ethnically, religiously, and culturally diverse population.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In columnist <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Belmont Freeman</a>'s latest article for Places, he examines the exhibition &ldquo;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948-1980</a>,&rdquo; now on view at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of Modern Art in New York</a>, and finds a rigorous and revealing survey of Yugoslavia&rsquo;s extraordinary built legacy&nbsp;that until now has been neglected by mainstream architectural historians.</p> First look: MAD Architects' “floating” roofed Courtyard Kindergarten in Beijing Justine Testado 2018-11-13T22:19:00-05:00 >2018-11-14T17:57:53-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAD Architects</a> unveiled their scheme for the upcoming&nbsp;&ldquo;Courtyard Kindergarten&rdquo;, which will be located within&nbsp;a&nbsp;traditional <em>siheyuan</em>&nbsp;courtyard in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beijing</a> that&nbsp;dates back to 1725. Currently under construction, the kindergarten is expected to be operating by fall 2019.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering by SAN.</figcaption></figure><p>The new kindergarten revives the site while preserving its cultural heritage. Envisioned as a &ldquo;magical escape&rdquo; for about 400 children ages 2-5, the building's&nbsp;most striking feature is its bright-colored &ldquo;floating&rdquo; roof, whose design is a play on an old Beijing saying. &ldquo;There is a saying in old Beijing when children are naughty: &lsquo;if you go three days without being punished, the roof will cave in,&rdquo; explains&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ma Yansong</a>, principal of MAD Architects.<br></p> <p>The roof functions as a playground where children can engage in outdoor sports and activities, and let their imagination run free. The southwest side of the roof has a subtly undulating surface of several small &ldquo;hills&rdquo; and &ldquo;plains&rdquo; that form a playful landscape.</p> ... Startup Pod(o) proposes a tiny-architecture solution to the festival industry's waste problem Katherine Guimapang 2018-11-13T22:17:00-05:00 >2018-11-14T12:35:33-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>With the increase in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">festival</a> events and attendance, one company strives to fix the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">waste</a> problem these highly attended festivals make. Based in Christchurch, Dorset, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Above All C6(n)</a> is a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sustainable</a> technology company that is using recycled <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">plastic</a> water bottles to create sustainable alternatives to tents found at festivals. Pod(o) is an accommodation unit that is reusable, stackable, and lockable. It is capable of incorporating <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">solar-power</a> components, an eco water supply, as well as its own bio toilet. Currently holding a capacity of 2 person(s), the team at Above All C6(n) is working on a pod that can accommodate more people.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Pod(o) Image &copy; Deep South Media</figcaption></figure><p>At the core of its construction are single use plastic flakes that make up its MESR TECNIC&nbsp;(Modular, Extensible, Scalable and Reusable) building components. These lightweight structures are made to reduce the production of more plastic waste. Event organizers claim that many of the tents that are available for rent at festivals...</p> The intricate details of Central European University impress on RIBA's 2018 international shortlist Katherine Guimapang 2018-11-13T17:53:00-05:00 >2018-11-13T19:35:58-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Located in <a href="" target="_blank">Budapest, Hungary</a> is Central European University. An institution that has stood in Budapest since its relocation from <a href="" target="_blank">Prague</a> in the early 1990's. A combination and preservation of old and new were the driving forces behind the campus' redesign. Consisting of a specific palette of materials, the refurbished university uses stone, timber, concrete and steel to form the structure. In order to highlight the continued tradition of the solidity and permanence of Budapest's stone architecture, the building <a href="" target="_blank">fa&ccedil;ade</a> emphasizes the rich history of its neighboring buildings.</p> Developer brings luxury condos to old Missile Silos in Kansas Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-11-13T15:46:00-05:00 >2018-11-15T12:56:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>When one thinks of luxury condos, rural Kansas isn't what typically comes to mind. Then again, the location isn't the only thing unique about developer Larry Hall's 15-story, residential complex sitting underground in a former missile silo.&nbsp;</p> <p>In 2008, Hall purchased the missile launch facility in Kansas for $300,000, in order to build <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">fortified shelters</a> that can withstand a variety of catastrophic events. The result is his $20 million Survival Condo Project where accommodations start at $1.5 million and include things like windows that mimic natural sunlight.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Indoor swimming pool inside the Survival Condo Project.</figcaption></figure><p>In the event of an attack or natural disaster, the luxury facility can hold up to 75 people for over five years. During this time, residents of the complex can go for a swim in the indoor pool complete with a waterslide, enjoy a flick in the movie theater, read a book at the building's library, or grab a drink at the custom bar while the world outside burns. The sprawling fa...</p> Disappear Here: architecture and video games Alexander Walter 2018-11-13T13:24:00-05:00 >2018-11-13T13:25:19-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>North London video game developer, Shedworks, have developed a specially commissioned film for our exhibition Disappear Here: On perspective and other kinds of space, in collaboration with Sam Jacob Studio. We spoke to Greg Kythreotis, co-founder of Shedworks, to find out more about how the video came about and the processes behind it.</p></em><br /><br /><p>RIBA interviews&nbsp;Greg Kythreotis, co-founder of&nbsp;video game studio Shedworks; talking about his involvement in the current&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Disappear Here: On perspective and other kinds of space</em></a> exhibition at the RIBA Architecture Gallery in London, the collaboration with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sam Jacob Studio</a>, and potential overlaps between architecture and video games in respect of the 'perspective' theme.&nbsp;</p><p>"Whilst the history of perspective and architecture are incredibly intertwined,"&nbsp;Kythreotis explains, "I also think that, by virtue of historically being rendered on a screen, video games also have an incredibly rich history of exploring perspective. Whether orthographic, more realistic renderings or complete distortions and warpings of perspective, I would love to see the overlaps between mediums be explored in even more depth."</p> What buildings can teach us about accessibility and future cities Katherine Guimapang 2018-11-12T19:53:00-05:00 >2018-11-13T13:35:01-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Accessibility</a> looks like different things to different people. When architects design buildings there are parameters that must be met in order to meet standard building codes. With the passing of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Americans with Disability Act</a>, building regulations were placed to ensure that the design process included these "check off items". However, how can individuals with varying <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">disabilities</a>&nbsp;know where spaces are "fit" for them.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>McCormick Tribune Campus Center, ITT Image &copy; Simon King </figcaption></figure><p>Accessibility mapping has become a method which helps identify areas that provide access to individuals with disabilities. Groups all over the world from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nashville</a> to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> take part in "map-a-thons" that allow people to come together in a collective effort to understand where access is available in their city. Whether they themselves are disabled, know of people who are, or concerned citizens who want to become more aware of their surrounds for others accessibility mapping allows for the tracking and documenta...</p> U.S. Air Force Academy's Center for Character and Leadership Development wins a 2018 IDEAS2 National Steel Award Justine Testado 2018-11-12T17:37:00-05:00 >2018-11-12T17:37:24-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The U.S. Air Force Academy Center for Character and Leadership Development in Colorado Springs is the latest recipient of an IDEAS2 National Steel Design Award. Bestowed by the American Institute of Steel Construction, the IDEAS2 Steel Design Awards are the&nbsp;highest honor bestowed on building projects by the U.S. structural steel industry. Out of 100 submissions this year, 12 projects were selected to receive awards.</p><p>With Skidmore, Owings and Merrill's New York office serving as architect and structural engineer, the CCLD's most defining element is its dramatic, cantilevering 105-foot-long skylight. &ldquo;The project is a simple and elegant expression of an idea that is in keeping with the campus at large and yet iconic in its own right," commented Lynda Leigh, SE, senior project manager at Turner Construction in Chicago, and this year's general contractor juror.</p> The New York Public Library is now loaning out clothing and accessories for job interviews Paul Petrunia 2018-11-12T17:16:00-05:00 >2018-11-12T17:16:22-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>NYPL's Riverside branch has initiated a new program called&nbsp;"<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grow Up Work Fashion Library</a>", loaning neckties, briefcases and handbags to assist library members in their job search. The items may also be loaned out for formal occasions, with the only requirement being that that the member owe less than $15 in overdue fines.&nbsp;</p> <p>The program was spearheaded by Michelle Lee, a young adult librarian at the branch, who has noticed a number of the people she worked with could not afford these items.&nbsp;</p> World's first underwater residence opens in the Maldives Alexander Walter 2018-11-12T15:21:00-05:00 >2018-11-13T19:27:29-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has opened the world's first-ever underwater hotel residence. More than just a room or a suite (this is the Maldives, after all, so luxury is the name of the game), the two-story villa is set more than 16 feet below the Indian Ocean. Its name is "Muraka," which means "coral" in the Maldives' local language Dhivehi.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Conrad Maldives Rangali Island</figcaption></figure><p>With the cold and gloomy season quickly approaching in the Northern Hemisphere, many wish to escape to warmer, balmier settings. If the idea of sleeping under the water sounds like your kinda thing and a sweet $50,000 a night isn't too much of an obstacle, then a trip to the Maldives should be at the top of your itinerary.&nbsp;Conrad Hotels &amp; Resorts recently completed a one-of-a-kind underwater residence,&nbsp;Muraka, that's now taking reservations (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previously</a> on Archinect).&nbsp;</p> <p>Before you pawn away your grandma's Buick to scrape together the 50K, be advised though that a minimum stay of four nights is required.</p> <a href=";utm_medium=loading" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href=";utm_medium=loading" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hold your breath and discover the beautiful harmony above and below the ocean. THE MURAKA, unlike anywhere else in the world. Check out the full video on IGTV. . . #TheMURAKA @alessia.zecchini @thomas.midulla @martin.kreuzer @americanexpress #ConradMaldives #AmexCenturion #AmexPlatinum #AmexLife</a><br> A post s... Snøhetta brings colorful fishing facility to an arctic archipelago in Norway Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-11-12T15:06:00-05:00 >2018-11-13T13:35:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta</a> has completed their colorful design of a fishing facility for the shipowner Holm&oslash;y Maritime. Located on a Norwegian archipelago, the 6,000 square meter address will allow the company to house all employees and facilities on the same site. With four distinctive buildings and a guest house for mid-shift breaks, the new Holmen Industrial Area is able to combine fish farming and processing functions with the company's corporate headquarters.&nbsp;</p> <p>The client, Holm&oslash;y Maritime, is the country's&nbsp;third-largest trawler operator. In order to ensure the company's high standards of quality are met, Sn&oslash;hetta carefully considered its daily activities, tracking the fish handling process in order to achieve the best environment possible for employees and for production. While the warm colors of the building help make for a playful facility, the functional materials such as <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">aluminum fa&ccedil;ade cladding</a> and concrete floors safeguard for durability.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photography: S. Citrone.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photography: Ketil Jacobsen....</figcaption></figure>