Archinect - News 2018-02-18T13:22:04-05:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150050365/employees-at-apple-s-new-headquarters-keeping-walking-into-its-famed-glass-walls Employees at Apple's new headquarters keeping walking into its famed glass walls Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-02-16T15:39:00-05:00 >2018-02-17T11:45:38-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fj/fj3d4xxt7c2f4cjj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>There&rsquo;s been one hiccup since it opened last year: Apple employees keep smacking into the glass.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/148075/apple-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple headquarters</a> in Cupertino, CA, designed by <a href="https://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster and Partners</a>, was built with much glass&mdash;the building's exterior features the famed curved panels of safety glass while the interior is populated with work spaces, also made from glass. Well, apparently, the favored building material is starting to be a real pain as Apple employees keep bumping into the clear, spotless walls.&nbsp;</p> <p>This is not the first time Apple's penchant for prioritizing aesthetics over functionality has posed a safety risk. This winter, their flagship store in Chicago, also designed by Foster, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150042816/apple-s-design-flaw-in-its-acclaimed-chicago-store-creates-hazards-for-shoppers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">caused a snow-related safety hazard</a> due to its thin, gutter-less, carbon fiber roof.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150050259/10-store-designs-that-make-shopping-an-experience 10 store designs that make shopping an experience Archinect 2018-02-16T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-15T20:15:33-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zv/zvk8izbckhagfnc3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p> <p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" 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<em> <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/shopping-spaces/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shopping Spaces</a></em>.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/13/13x9uukxxzduuv3p.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/13/13x9uukxxzduuv3p.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/architectureatlarge/project/nike-s-women-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nike's Women Studio</a> in New York, NY by <a href="https://archinect.com/architectureatlarge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rafael de C&aacute;rdenas / Architecture at Large</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pc/pca2i2wvc5oo1vgv.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pc/pca2i2wvc5oo1vgv.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/bldgseed/project/silverpeak-aspen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Silverpeak</a> in Aspen, CO by <a href="https://archinect.com/bldgseed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bldg Seed Architects</a> &amp; Surface Architectos<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/17/173y9zxx8dabnh97.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/17/173y9zxx8dabnh97.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/olarch/project/3-1-phillip-lim" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3.1 Phillip Lim</a> in New York, NY by <a href="https://archinect.com/olarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">O'Neil Langan Architects</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/av/avc2u13expvmfuil.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/av/avc2u13expvmfuil.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/bportarchitect/project/the-inverted-truss-renovation-of-a-historical-buildin2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Inverted Truss &ndash; Renovation of a Historical Building</a> in Taipei, Taiwan by <a href="https://archinect.com/bportarchitect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">B+P Architects</a>; Photo: Hey! Cheese<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/n0/n08h3v36oc8aavm1.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/n0/n08h3v36oc8aavm1.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/tallerken/project/alessa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alessa</a> by <a href="https://archinect.com/tallerken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taller KEN</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bt/btu4tvrg6r4x9li5.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bt/btu4tvrg6r4x9li5.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/FIELDWORK/project/malva" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MALVA</a> in Tigard, OR by <a href="https://archinect.com/FIELDWORK" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FIELDWORK Design &amp; Architecture</a><br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/44/44vyxuxuyoh9hcrn.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/44/44vyxuxuyoh9hcrn.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/harmonictrend/project/maher-women-s-apparel-store" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAHER Women&rsquo;s Apparel Store</a> in Hamedan, Iran by <a href="https://archinect.com/harmonictrend" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harmonic Trend [L]</a>; Photo: Hamed Badami<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gi/gixiwlxbojbt9w3i.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gi/gixiwlxbojbt9w3i.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/project/18105042/greenwich-meridian-in-between-illusion-and-reality/150042343" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ChicBus Alipay Flagship Store</a> in Hangzhou, China by <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/18105042/lycs-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LYCS Architecture</a>; Photo: Elton, HU Xianjuan<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/no/no6le1g22ri3ya52.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/no/no6le1g22ri3ya52.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/m1dtw/project/house-of-pure-vin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House of Pure Vin</a> ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150050219/a-new-documentary-series-explores-flores-prats-renovation-of-a-barcelona-theatre A new documentary series explores Flores & Prats' renovation of a Barcelona theatre Hope Daley 2018-02-15T15:23:00-05:00 >2018-02-16T12:24:13-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/o6/o6yfc112p61fljgh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/53112/flores-prats" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flores &amp; Prats Architects</a> have released a new <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/13474/documentary" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">documentary</a> series, <em>ESCALA 1:5</em>,&nbsp;focusing on their design for Sala Beckett Theatre and International Drama Centre in Barcelona.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5e/5e76ini3ttmsopgr.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5e/5e76ini3ttmsopgr.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Sala Beckett Theatre facade, by Flores &amp; Prats, located in Barcelona. Image: Adria&#768; Goula. </figcaption></figure><p>The series consists of 5 episodes each 10 minutes long, produced by 15-L. Films and directed by Patricia Tamayo and Albert Badia. Retracing the journey behind the architectural renovation, this short series documents the space and the bond which ties the building to its neighborhood.<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rd/rd64upuhtanci0di.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rd/rd64upuhtanci0di.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Still from 'ESCALA 1:5' series, by Flores &amp; Prats. Image: Flores &amp; Prats.</figcaption></figure><p>Starring architects Ricardo Flores and Eva Prats, the film also includes&nbsp;Toni Casares,&nbsp;the director of Sala Beckett,&nbsp;as well as Sergi Belbel, playwright and former director of the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, artists Soraya Smithson and Antoni Miralda, and designer Curro Claret.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wx/wxt96l5wjh59qmg5.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wx/wxt96l5wjh59qmg5.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Ticket box entry of Sala Beckett, by Flores &amp; Prats, located in Barcelona. Image: Adria&#768; Goul...</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150050222/calatrava-s-megatall-dubai-creek-tower-completes-design-development Calatrava's megatall Dubai Creek Tower completes design development Alexander Walter 2018-02-15T14:52:00-05:00 >2018-02-16T14:23:58-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ng/ngslhggp419cq9io.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>The design development programme for Dubai Creek Tower is fully complete.&nbsp; BMT, an&nbsp;international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, announced that it had&nbsp;taken the Emaar Properties project "to 100% design development". Wind engineering experts from BMT have completed aerodynamic shape optimisation studies, wind loading analyses, and fa&ccedil;ade wind pressure assessments for the project.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/10250/dubai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dubai</a>'s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, stopped by the <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/1636/santiago-calatrava" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Santiago Calatrava</a>-designed <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/558683/dubai-creek" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dubai Creek Tower</a> megaproject last month and inspected the monumental foundation work of what may soon be the world's tallest building (the final height is still kept a secret but was announced to surpass the&nbsp;829.8&nbsp;m/2,722&nbsp;ft of the current and nearby record holder, the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/223781/burj-khalifa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Burj Khalifa</a>).</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150050210/construction-starts-for-mvrdv-s-redesign-of-the-70s-vandamme-nord-building-in-montparnasse Construction starts for MVRDV's redesign of the ’70s Vandamme Nord building in Montparnasse Justine Testado 2018-02-15T14:29:00-05:00 >2018-02-15T14:29:35-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kf/kfox95mfrhapnkmo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Approved back <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/121532238/mvrdv-approved-to-redesign-the-70s-vandamme-nord-block-in-montparnasse-paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in 2015</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/327/mvrdv" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MVRDV</a>'s plans to redesign and expand the 1970s Vandamme Nord shopping complex in Montparnasse, Paris have officially begun. First built by architect Pierre Dufau, the shopping center's glory days faded as it failed to adapt to a changing urban environment over the years.</p> <p>MVRDV's restructuring scheme for the new Ga&icirc;t&eacute; Montparnasse complex aims to improve its urban connectivity and to make it a pedestrian-friendly space. According to the latest details from MVRDV, the Vandamme Nord will be expanded into a 108,000 m2 mixed-use building with a new program on the roof, a hotel, office space, 62 social housing units, a 350 m2 kindergarten, and new entrances on Avenue du Maine and Rue Mouchotte.&nbsp;The Vandamme public library will be moved from its current underground location to the top of the building.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nv/nvnekda2xnajlds4.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nv/nvnekda2xnajlds4.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering &copy; L'Autre Image.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3d/3d8s1q5y57ev4cmf.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3d/3d8s1q5y57ev4cmf.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering &copy; L'Autre Image.</figcaption></figure><p>The facade will be opened up and fragmented into a &ldquo;collection of boxes&rdquo; that will be inserted into the existing str...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150050204/70-story-wooden-skyscraper-proposed-for-tokyo-could-become-world-s-tallest 70-story wooden skyscraper proposed for Tokyo could become world's tallest Alexander Walter 2018-02-15T13:57:00-05:00 >2018-02-15T14:05:19-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ky/kyr2qwvi0tw7x6h8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Sumitomo Forestry Co. Ltd. has announced that it plans to build a 70-story 350-meter mixed-use skyscraper in Marunouchi, a central Tokyo business district, by the year 2041. [...] The project [...] is estimated to cost 600 billion JPY (5.5 billion USD). This is almost twice that of conventional high-rise buildings using current technology, but the company hopes to reduce costs by making technological advances in wood-based construction.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tl/tli9a7rfrg6ix04z.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tl/tli9a7rfrg6ix04z.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Sumitomo Forestry</figcaption></figure><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/620311/wooden-skyscraper" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wooden skyscrapers</a> have been seeing an unprecedented boom phase in recent years, but even the more ambitious projects don't even come close to what Japanese company&nbsp;Sumitomo Forestry, in collaboration with Nikken Sekkei, is proposing to build in Tokyo by the year 2041.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wz/wz6w60mptlyumrl4.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wz/wz6w60mptlyumrl4.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Sumitomo Forestry</figcaption></figure><p>To pull off the massive structure required for a 350-meter, 70-story wooden tower, as the concept <a href="http://sfc.jp/english/news/pdf/20180214_e_01.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">W350 plan</a> outlines,&nbsp;185,000 cubic meters of timber are needed &mdash; the equivalent of&nbsp;8,000 single-family homes.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/r4/r4i4wnbpkle113nw.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/r4/r4i4wnbpkle113nw.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Sumitomo Forestry</figcaption></figure><p>"The planned structure is a hybrid wood and steel structure made from 90% wooden materials," the company explains. "It will use a braced tube structure in which steel frame vibration control braces (diagonal braces) are positioned inside a column and beam structure, made from a combination of wood and steel."<br></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150050202/william-kaven-unveil-full-proposal-for-portland-s-broadway-corridor William Kaven unveil full proposal for Portland's Broadway Corridor Hope Daley 2018-02-15T13:42:00-05:00 >2018-02-17T16:03:29-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f2/f2i2mrhs4gwywu3e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/william-kaven" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">William Kaven Architecture</a> have just released additional renderings of the firm's redevelopment proposal for <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/3435/portland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Portland</a>'s Broadway Corridor,&nbsp;giving a more complete picture of their broader scheme.&nbsp;</p> <p>In addition to the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150037891/william-kaven-unveils-design-for-tallest-portland-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">initial release of Portland's tallest towers</a> last November, the firm has now fleshed out what the rest of the 5 million square foot development will entail.&nbsp;</p><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3j/3j15w38n6hhifmm4.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3j/3j15w38n6hhifmm4.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Portland Broadway Corridor conceptual plan by William Kaven Architecture. Image: William Kaven Architecture. </figcaption></figure><p>Their concept of reconnecting Union Station to the Pearl District involves removing the Broadway ramp and creating a pedestrian-centric district organized around an extension of the North Park Blocks.&nbsp;<br></p> <p>The firm also plans major shifts to public transportation, integrating a central hub for a high-speed rail and underground mass public transit next to Amtrack's Union Station.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c5/c5ldvl8vq5jkwjt0.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c5/c5ldvl8vq5jkwjt0.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Portland Broadway Corridor conceptual plan by William Kaven Architecture. Image: William Kaven Architecture. </figcaption></figure><p>This pedestrian friendly pla...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150050082/big-carlo-ratti-associati-s-88-market-street-tower-in-singapore-breaks-ground BIG + Carlo Ratti Associati's 88 Market Street tower in Singapore breaks ground Justine Testado 2018-02-14T19:04:00-05:00 >2018-02-14T19:12:29-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rb/rblyumxz9m9g7un0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Located on 88 Market Street in <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1881/singapore" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Singapore</a>'s evolving Central Business District, a&nbsp;280-meter-tall tower that&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a> and Carlo Ratti Associati designed broke ground earlier this week. The team had the winning proposal in a competition organized by real estate company CapitaLand, the project client. The tower is currently slated for a 2021 completion, and will be one of Singapore's tallest buildings.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ws/wsnjlda9fql1t0wj.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ws/wsnjlda9fql1t0wj.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image credit: BIG + VMW.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a5/a56dg5e89kn7wao5.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a5/a56dg5e89kn7wao5.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image credit: BIG</figcaption></figure><p>Replacing a former parking complex built in the '80s, the 93,000 m2 tower will contain office and retail space, 299 residential units, and lush tropical greenery at the tower's base, core, and rooftop. Perhaps the tower's most distinctive feature is its exterior facade, which has vertical elements that are &ldquo;pulled apart&rdquo; to allow the greenery from inside to peek out, creating a &ldquo;dynamic interplay of orthogonal lines and lush greenery&rdquo;, BIG says.<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/39/394rq1bfbxaaa1zx.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/39/394rq1bfbxaaa1zx.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image credit: BIG</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x3/x32ayq1njlne1atu.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x3/x32ayq1njlne1atu.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image credit: BIG.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/07/07x5xoee6o00bv7i.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/07/07x5xoee6o00bv7i.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>City Room. Image credit: BIG</figcaption></figure><p>Winding garden paths and covered passages will...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150050038/aecom-and-luis-vidal-architects-selected-for-boston-airport-modernization AECOM and luis vidal + architects selected for Boston airport modernization Alexander Walter 2018-02-14T13:15:00-05:00 >2018-02-14T13:19:22-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ap/apkmmnat99hjplhc.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) has chosen global infrastructure firm AECOM and luis vidal + architects to handle the remodeling of Boston Logan International Airport&rsquo;s Terminal E. The team won the design competition due to their collaborative proposal, which also satisfied Massport&rsquo;s functional requirements.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This major remodeling of&nbsp;Boston Logan International Airport&rsquo;s Terminal E will be lead by&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/106465/aecom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AECOM</a> as the prime consultant and architect/engineer of record, and <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/5075/airport" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">airport</a> design specialist <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/53618117/luis-vidal-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">luis vidal + architects</a> as the vision architect.</p> <p>A press statement summarizes the proposed improvements: "The modernization program will incorporate significant renovations to the existing international arrivals and customs hall, utilizing a combination of roof and window designs to maximize natural light and efficiency. Intuitive wayfinding, spatial clarity and first class hospitality will transform the arrival experience for those entering the country at Boston Logan Airport. The iconic roof, designed following the sun path, proposes two skylights facing north, in the form of eyelashes, protecting the interior from direct sun exposure. On the south, the roof gently strokes down the fa&ccedil;ade to reveal a number of openings that face downtown Boston, offering departing passengers a last and memorable view ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150049888/farewell-john-hancock-center-hello-875-n-michigan-ave Farewell John Hancock Center — Hello 875 N. Michigan Ave.? Alexander Walter 2018-02-13T15:26:00-05:00 >2018-02-13T15:26:29-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/so/soj7inaty496r6oa.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>The John Hancock Center is getting a name change, nearly a decade after another of Chicago&rsquo;s most beloved skyscrapers &mdash; the Sears Tower &mdash; switched identities and caused a civic uproar. Owners of the 100-story John Hancock Center said the building&rsquo;s namesake, the insurance company that built the tower almost five decades ago, asked that its name and logos throughout the building&rsquo;s interior be removed immediately.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Until the owners of the building,&nbsp;Chicago-based developer Hearn Co., find interested buyers for its naming rights, the iconic landmark tower will be known simply by its address, 875 N. Michigan Ave.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150049886/first-glimpse-at-the-domino-sugar-factory-s-new-residential-building-designed-by-shop-architects First glimpse at the Domino Sugar Factory's new residential building, designed by SHoP Architects Justine Testado 2018-02-13T15:25:00-05:00 >2018-02-14T14:28:34-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d3/d3378c64hrw5heq7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>325 Kent by <a href="https://archinect.com/SHoP" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SHoP Architects</a> is the first new structure to open at the 11-acre <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150031517/vishaan-chakrabarti-reveals-new-designs-for-domino-sugar-factory" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Domino Sugar Factory</a>, which is being redeveloped by Vishaan Chakrabarti's <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/149950367/pau" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Practice for Architecture and Urbanism</a>.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/r9/r9j6nwcroykuypdy.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/r9/r9j6nwcroykuypdy.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Adrian Gaut.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hc/hc5ha1os9i3p9xqf.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hc/hc5ha1os9i3p9xqf.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Adrian Gaut.</figcaption></figure><p>Located at the Williamsburg waterfront, the residential building stands at 16 stories tall and is clad in a zinc facade on the upper floors and&nbsp;in copper on the lower floors. It features a large architectural opening that is capped by a 3-story bridge that contains the building's core amenities. The building accommodates 522 units, with 104 of them affordable to low-income residents.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/79/79y24z2lg40m0c4p.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/79/79y24z2lg40m0c4p.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Adrian Gaut.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yf/yfnzswcrdc6bj9k1.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yf/yfnzswcrdc6bj9k1.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Daniel Levin.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ay/aypbyb3pjks55n1l.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ay/aypbyb3pjks55n1l.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Daniel Levin.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zx/zxd2p50nh7w4wikh.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zx/zxd2p50nh7w4wikh.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Daniel Levin.</figcaption></figure><p>Outside, <a href="https://archinect.com/leeser" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Leeser Architecture</a> designed a 7,000 square-foot roof deck&nbsp;overlooking the Williamsburg Bridge, as well as a 2,000 square-foot courtyard on the fourth floor. At the front of the building, the Domino Park, designed by <a href="https://archinect.com/jcfo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">James Corner Field Operations</a>, will pay tribute to the site's industrial h...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150049863/portuguese-architect-lvaro-siza-vieira-realizes-white-concrete-church-in-france Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Vieira realizes white concrete church in France Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-02-13T15:18:00-05:00 >2018-02-13T15:30:26-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/r7/r7ixzy9pyomnpv5k.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/51168/pritzker-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pritzker Prize</a> winning architect, <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/17135/lvaro-siza-vieira" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&Aacute;lvaro Siza</a>, has completed a white concrete church in France's Brittany region. The church of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande, consecrated over the weekend in the presence of over 300 people, is the first church built in the area in over 40 years&mdash;the only, thus far, Breton church of the 21st century.&nbsp;</p><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/n1/n15mgnpfg7vu6fne.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/n1/n15mgnpfg7vu6fne.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Joao Morgado Architecture Photography.</figcaption></figure><p>The sacred building, costing 3 million euros, was ordered by the diocese of Rennes to better meet current needs.&nbsp;Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande, a commune in the Northwestern part of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/6440/france" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">France</a>, has a thriving Catholic community and the new church is more centrally located to where people live, near the residential area&nbsp;south of Rennes with five-story housing blocks.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/97/971ii4ahgwf5t6n3.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/97/971ii4ahgwf5t6n3.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Joao Morgado Architecture Photography.</figcaption></figure><p>The design by Siza, for which he provided 600 details, combines a minimalistic aesthetic with an opening onto the city. His use of light and white concrete provides a unique ceremonial space that is integrated into the urban f...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150049865/5pointz-lawsuit-judge-rules-in-favor-of-street-artists-awards-6-7-million 5Pointz lawsuit: Judge rules in favor of street artists, awards $6.7 Million Alexander Walter 2018-02-13T14:10:00-05:00 >2018-02-16T09:41:57-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a3/a38y4yzk4f914wut.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>[...] a judge has ruled that a New York developer must pay $6.7 million to a group of graffiti artists to compensate for painting over their work without warning in 2013. The decision represents a decisive victory for street artists in a case that&nbsp;pitted their rights against those of a real estate executive. The artists sued the developer, Gerald Wolkoff, for violating their rights after he whitewashed their work at the famous 5Pointz art mecca in Long Island City to make way for condos.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Citing protection of the artists'&mdash;historically significant but ultimately destroyed&mdash;works at <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/482438/5pointz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5Pointz</a> under the&nbsp;Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA),&nbsp;Judge&nbsp;Frederic Block ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in this closely watched landmark case: "Since 5Pointz was a prominent tourist attraction the&nbsp;public would undoubtedly have thronged to say its goodbyes during those 10 months&nbsp;and gaze at the formidable works of aerosol art for the last time. It would have been&nbsp;a wonderful tribute for the artists that they richly deserved."</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150049777/sn-hetta-unveils-svart-the-arctic-circle-s-first-energy-positive-hotel Snøhetta unveils “Svart”, the Arctic Circle's first energy-positive hotel Justine Testado 2018-02-12T20:33:00-05:00 >2018-02-13T13:14:12-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nc/ncm8s1dtzj5afsuz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>From an&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150045715/sn-hetta-s-much-discussed-underwater-restaurant-breaks-ground" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">underwater restaurant</a> to a <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150048774/sn-hetta-designs-controversial-black-crystalline-u-f-o-for-norwegian-artist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">black crystalline U.F.O</a>&nbsp;to the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150036126/the-architectural-community-responds-to-sn-hetta-s-proposed-update-to-johnson-s-at-t-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AT&amp;T Building update</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/snohetta" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta</a>&nbsp;is coming out with plenty of debatable designs as of late. Most recently, they revealed their concept for &ldquo;Svart&rdquo;, described as the Arctic Circle's first Powerhouse-standard, energy-positive hotel. Designed for the tourism company, the Arctic Adventure of Norway,&nbsp;the hotel's name refers to its proposed location at the foot of the Svartisen glacier in Mel&oslash;y of northern Norway. Svart is also a tribute to the glacier's deep blue ice.</p> <p>Located in the arctic environment where natural preservation is key, the circular hotel reduces its yearly energy consumption by approximately 85 percent and produces its own energy. Inspired by local vernacular architecture, Svart's design is based on the &ldquo;fiskehjell&rdquo; (an A-shaped wooden structure for drying fish) and the &ldquo;rorbue&rdquo; (a traditional seasonal house used by fisherman).</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s5/s5vxx9jfrvzocmkt.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s5/s5vxx9jfrvzocmkt.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering &copy; Sn&oslash;hetta/Plompmozes.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/so/sojvjpo9roh1ew4r.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/so/sojvjpo9roh1ew4r.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering &copy; Sn&oslash;hetta/Plompmozes.</figcaption></figure><p>In reference to t...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150049689/pier-40-concept-envisions-an-offshore-apartment-complex-in-chelsea-that-allows-for-sea-level-rise Pier 40 concept envisions an offshore apartment complex in Chelsea that allows for sea-level rise Dana Schulz 2018-02-12T20:21:00-05:00 >2018-02-12T20:21:58-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8f/8fady2wz23je4nth.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Local multidisciplinary creative firm DFA has come up with a concept for the rehabilitation of Chelsea's rapidly disintegrating Pier 40 that would provide housing and other services but would also adapt to the predicted rising sea levels of future NYC. The future-proof housing, commercial, and recreation complex would rise from the Hudson River and be able to remain above water in the event of rising sea levels while addressing the city&rsquo;s dire need for affordable housing.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3x/3xhsigi92bnx5s4d.jpg?fit=crop&amp;auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1500"><figcaption>Renderings courtesy of DFA</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x4/x4vtmg2snq2tcevn.jpg?fit=crop&amp;auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1500"><figcaption>Renderings courtesy of DFA</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150049729/mad-s-lucas-museum-of-narrative-art-prepares-to-break-ground-in-los-angeles MAD's Lucas Museum of Narrative Art prepares to break ground in Los Angeles Alexander Walter 2018-02-12T15:11:00-05:00 >2018-02-12T15:12:41-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/co/cof71w66lyvyhqfj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>One year after Los Angeles unexpectedly won the right to host the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, the spaceship-like project is now ready to push dirt in Exposition Park. Protective fencing now encircles the site of filmmaker George Lucas' $1-billion legacy project, which replaces two parking lots at the intersection of 39th Street and Vermont Avenue. The eventual four-story, 115-foot-tall building will feature[...] Lucas' 10,000-piece collection, a library, two theaters, classrooms, and offices.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0l/0liz7qblq8d6lc6v.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0l/0liz7qblq8d6lc6v.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image courtesy of Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.</figcaption></figure><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/966548/exposition-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Exposition Park</a> in South Los Angeles has already a number of high-profile construction projects going on (new MLS soccer stadium and Coliseum makeover to host the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150020497/los-angeles-to-host-2028-summer-olympics-hopes-to-cut-costs-by-using-existing-venues" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2028 Summer Olympics</a>) or <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150034344/la-s-natural-history-museum-makeover-to-include-a-curated-facade-displaying-objects-from-the-collection" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on the books</a>, and the $1-billion&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/480355/lucas-museum-of-narrative-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucas Museum of Narrative Art</a>, designed by <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/100175622/a-new-nature-interview-with-ma-yansong-of-mad-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ma Yansong</a>'s <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/1276712/mad-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAD Architects</a>, appears to be breaking ground soon as well.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150049716/gehry-reportedly-tapped-for-new-facebook-london-hq-in-king-s-cross Gehry reportedly tapped for new Facebook London HQ in King’s Cross Alexander Walter 2018-02-12T13:44:00-05:00 >2018-02-12T13:44:20-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/n0/n09pdl789kh82rkh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Facebook is close to signing a deal for a new British headquarters at the King&rsquo;s Cross redevelopment in London. The social media giant is understood to be finalising outline terms with King&rsquo;s Cross Central, which is majority-owned by the AustralianSuper pension fund. Facebook is expected to take four buildings covering more than 700,000 sq ft, tripling the size of its footprint in the capital.</p></em><br /><br /><p>King's Cross is further strengthening its position as London's emerging tech hub, following previous proposed developments like <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150010473/a-surprisingly-classical-look-for-google-s-london-hq-from-heatherwick-studio-big" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google's mega&nbsp; "landscraper" HQ</a>, designed jointly by Heatherwick Studio and BIG.</p> <p>According to <em><a href="https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/business/facebook-to-build-giant-british-hq-in-kings-cross-g0sj70gdp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Times</a></em> and <em><a href="https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/frank-gehry-lined-up-to-design-facebooks-new-kings-cross-base/10027866.article" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect's Journal</a></em>, <a href="https://archinect.com/gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry Partners</a> is considered as architect for the new Facebook London base. Gehry and Zuckerberg go way back and have already collaborated on Facebook's <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/124198433/gehry-s-new-facebook-campus-opens-for-business" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Silicon Valley</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/74569090/facebook-s-positive-experience-with-gehry-in-california-leads-to-commission-to-design-new-nyc-office" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/85993696/facebook-hires-architect-frank-gehry-for-dublin-london-offices" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dublin, and other London</a> offices.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150049412/ellsworth-kelly-s-austin-the-artist-s-final-work-and-only-building Ellsworth Kelly​’s "Austin," the artist’s final work and only building Nam Henderson 2018-02-10T13:47:00-05:00 >2018-02-10T13:49:38-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sa/sa8kvxabq0ae3grb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>... not just a summation of his work&rsquo;s themes but his masterpiece, the grandest exploration of pure color and form in a seven-decade career spent testing the boundaries of both. It is also the kind of ambitious fantasy that artists rarely get to execute...</p></em><br /><br /><p>M.H. Miller writes about <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/42382/ellsworth-kelly" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ellsworth Kelly</a>&rsquo;s "Austin," the artist&rsquo;s final work and only building, which opens this month at the <a href="https://archinect.com/utsoa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Texas</a>&rsquo;s Blanton Museum of Art.</p> <p><br></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150049306/london-msg-concert-venue-confirmed-new-sphere-designs-unveiled-for-las-vegas London MSG concert venue confirmed; new Sphere designs unveiled for Las Vegas Alexander Walter 2018-02-09T16:08:00-05:00 >2018-02-09T16:13:29-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/41/414xsw4qoxnnoicl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) confirmed on Friday that it wants to build the Sphere, a glazed orb with up to 18,000 seats and room for 5,000 standing, beside the Olympic Park in east London. Designs of a similar &ldquo;sphere&rdquo; planned for Las Vegas suggest that the vault of the roof will become a giant screen for vast projections, which could evoke the sensation of being underwater or in a forest.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Rumors about a monumental <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150046630/designs-for-a-giant-golf-ball-concert-venue-in-london-emerge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sphere-shaped music venue proposal for London</a> seem to be gaining substance: <em>The Guardian</em> reports that the New York-based Madison Square Garden Company confirmed its plans to build a glazed orb &mdash; designed by <a href="https://archinect.com/populous" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Populous</a> &mdash; for over 20,000 concert goers near the Olympic Park. <br></p><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cp/cp4a7exrb3uqelxo.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cp/cp4a7exrb3uqelxo.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>This interior rendering of Sphere Las Vegas suggests the capabilities of the dome's projection screens. Image: The Madison Square Garden Company</figcaption></figure><p>MSG also just revealed designs for a similar venue in Las Vegas, called <em>Sphere</em>, which will already break ground later this near the Venetian and Palazzo complex. The surface of Sphere reportedly boasts 190,000 linear feet of LED lighting on the exterior and 180,000 square feet of high-resolution screens on the interior, turning it into a giant, domed 360-degree screen for image and video projections, depending on the needs for each event that is being hosted.<br></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150049200/10-splashy-bathroom-designs-that-stand-out 10 splashy bathroom designs that stand out Archinect 2018-02-09T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-08T20:12:26-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6e/6e5c16bwe8c6tn9l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p> <p>(<strong>Tip: </strong>use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" 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="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/bathroom-spaces/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Bathroom Spaces</em></a>.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ih/ihp8qmoi4juqhcqj.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ih/ihp8qmoi4juqhcqj.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/project/150032986/nyc-townhouse/150033060" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manhattan townhouse</a> in New York, NY by <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/150032986/j-l-ramirez-architect-pc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">J L Ramirez Architect PC</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i8/i8gq00vo7nj4mtpw.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i8/i8gq00vo7nj4mtpw.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/150019284/caroline-s-place/150019286" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Caroline's Place</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/150019284/amin-taha-groupwork" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amin Taha Groupwork</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rx/rxhed51joaco7ww3.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rx/rxhed51joaco7ww3.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/project/16350182/flip-flop-house/16361038" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flip Flop House</a> in Venice, CA by <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/16350182/dan-brunn-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dan Brunn Architecture</a>; Photo: Brandon Shigeta<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/k8/k8orf98smwpw578q.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/k8/k8orf98smwpw578q.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/oa-ny/project/brooklyn-row-house-1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Row House 1</a> in Brooklyn, NY by <a href="https://archinect.com/oa-ny" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Office of Architecture</a>; Photo: Rafael Gamo<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h9/h9jbml4db37sxyen.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h9/h9jbml4db37sxyen.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/intersticearchitects/project/mountain-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MOUNTAIN:house</a> in Barlett, NH by <a href="http://archinect.com/intersticearchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">INTERSTICE Architects</a>; Photo: Greg Pemru<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ii/ii96jpupwkll2tbe.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ii/ii96jpupwkll2tbe.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/cl-oth/project/bakerie-252-albany" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">252 Albany</a> in Brooklyn, NY by <a href="https://archinect.com/cl-oth" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cl-oth Interiors</a>; Photo: Emily Gilbert<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vl/vlo4b43d16q8m68r.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vl/vlo4b43d16q8m68r.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/NvdmArchitects/project/house-ferndale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House</a> in Ferndale, South Africa by <a href="https://archinect.com/NvdmArchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nico van der Meulen Architects</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v3/v31c3j6em0lw3zd9.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v3/v31c3j6em0lw3zd9.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/space4architecture/project/the-duplex-loft" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Duplex Loft</a> in New York, NY by <a href="https://archinect.com/space4architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Space4Architecture</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/iw/iwblkx0rudxcl87g.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/iw/iwblkx0rudxcl87g.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/marmolradziner/project/sela-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sela Residence</a> in Venice, CA by <a href="https://archinect.com/marmolradziner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marmol Radziner</a>; Photo: Barry Schwart...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150049160/jeddah-tower-construction-reaches-63rd-floor Jeddah Tower construction reaches 63rd floor Alexander Walter 2018-02-08T15:05:00-05:00 >2018-02-09T15:24:29-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fj/fjiav9mzof7o0u0l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Construction of the world's tallest skyscraper in Jeddah is going ahead, the head of the consortium behind the $1.5 billion project said, despite the detention of some businessmen backing the plan in Saudi Arabia's crackdown on corruption. [...] Construction has reached the 63rd floor and the superstructure - the concrete shell and the cladding - is to be completed next year, Jomah said, adding that delays in some areas were inevitable because of technical challenges.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e2/e2fx2j8zvwho27o7.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e2/e2fx2j8zvwho27o7.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>Progress on the soon-to-be tallest structure on earth has been troubled for a while, with the main contractor (and partial owner)&nbsp;Saudi Binladin Group going through a financial rough patch and, more recently, several project officials and royal family members being targeted by the country's anti-corruption crackdown.&nbsp;</p> <p>Despite the challenges, work is going ahead on the&nbsp;1,000 m/3,281 ft <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/722553/jeddah-tower" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jeddah Tower</a> (formerly Kingdom Tower) designed by Chicago-based&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/51099/adrian-smith-gordon-gill-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture</a>, and construction recently reached the 63rd floor.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150049139/darkest-building-on-earth-asif-khan-s-vantablack-coated-pavilion-opens-for-winter-olympics Darkest building on Earth: Asif Khan's Vantablack-coated pavilion opens for Winter Olympics Alexander Walter 2018-02-08T14:01:00-05:00 >2018-02-11T01:41:24-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cz/czaocb5c5usu4o6r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Sprayed with Vantablack Vbx2, a pavilion at the Winter Olympics in South Korea absorbs 99% of light. [...] Lurking between the competition venues like an angular black hole, it looks like a portal to a parallel universe, waiting to suck unsuspecting ski fans into its vortex.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cw/cwv4w83gdxbhxuky.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cw/cwv4w83gdxbhxuky.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Luke Hayes/Hyundai</figcaption></figure><p>Sports fans around the world can't wait for the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1052847/2018-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics</a> to officially open tomorrow, but there's more to the spectacle than just athletic competitions on snow and ice: London-based architect &amp; designer <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/150049152/asif-khan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Asif Khan</a> has created the "darkest building on earth" by coating the temporary pavilion he designed for South Korean car maker Hyundai in <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/718001/vantablack" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vantablack Vbx2</a>, a super-black nanomaterial which absorbs more than 99% of the light that reaches its surface &mdash; the result is the visual illusion of a massive black void.</p> <figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dn/dnyr3i7ysgo0jgsr.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dn/dnyr3i7ysgo0jgsr.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Photo: Luke Hayes/Hyundai</figcaption></figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6n/6nlc2qypkwf2sry7.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6n/6nlc2qypkwf2sry7.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Photo: Luke Hayes/Hyundai</figcaption></figure><p>"It&rsquo;s like a nano-scale coral reef," <em>The Guardian</em> quotes Ben Jensen, chief technical officer of Surrey Nanosystems, the British company which has developed the mysterious material. "Photons get into it and they bounce around within its structure until they&rsquo;re all absorbed. The optical cavities in the &lsquo;reef&rsquo; are around 1,000th the width of a human hair."<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/88/886fgiqnug26z24x.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/88/886fgiqnug26z24x.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Luke Hayes/Hyundai</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yn/yn37flhcyynrh11t.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yn/yn37flhcyynrh11t.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo...</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150048934/the-power-of-smallness-by-aina-coll-torrent The Power of Smallness by Aina Coll Torrent MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2018-02-08T00:24:00-05:00 >2018-02-08T00:24:41-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1o/1otwdt3es85q7cm8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>MONU magazine's current issue #27 on "Small Urbanism" shows how small things can have a great impact on city life and planning, exploring themes such as micro-occupations as political protest, urban furniture to recover public spaces and fight criminality, acupunctural interventions for refugee settlements or tiny models used for military strategies.</p></em><br /><br /><p>There are architectural spaces that capture you through their smallest details. Almost five years ago, I visited the Crematorium building by Asplund in the Woodland Cemetery, in Stockholm. After crossing the artificial landscape along a seemingly introverted building, I remember entering a forecourt, grabbing a beautiful door handle and entering a waiting room before reaching the chapel. A wooden bench was softly emerging from the wall, like a curved silk fabric, oriented towards a long window to an enclosed courtyard. The warmth of the space, enhanced by the metaphor of a domestic carpet and the rounding and softness of the corners, was suddenly disturbed by the image of a very small window which was framing very precisely the artificial hills and trees that were guiding the visitor when entering the site. The feeling of connection to an endless outside world condensed in a window was, somehow, sublime. </p><figure><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/st/std32ic6aqelcoyg.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1200"><figcaption>View through the window at the Woodland Crematorium, by Erik Gunnar Asplund....</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150049008/passing-2b-in-sales-432-park-becomes-highest-selling-building-in-nyc-ever Passing $2B in sales, 432 Park becomes highest selling building in NYC ever Dana Schulz 2018-02-07T21:53:00-05:00 >2018-02-09T09:13:32-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fy/fy5nwlhne80p31e9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>CIM Group and Macklowe Properties announced on Wednesday that the world&rsquo;s tallest residential building just broke another record: the single best-selling building in New York City. According to the developers, they have sold $2 billion in luxury condominiums at 432 Park Avenue, a 1,396-foot tower designed by renowned architect Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly. The building&rsquo;s most significant closings include 48 residences selling for more than $20 million each.</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/150049025/a-look-at-visionary-architect-georgia-louise-harris-brown-the-first-female-african-american-architecture-graduate A look at visionary architect Georgia Louise Harris Brown, the first female African-American architecture graduate Hope Daley 2018-02-07T20:50:00-05:00 >2018-02-07T20:50:46-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/or/or9qd7rwizwyw6of.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Pioneering African-American architect Georgia Louise Harris Brown had a knack for seeking out the most fertile architecture scenes in the world during her long career. She practiced in Chicago during Mies van der Rohe&rsquo;s prime and, from there, moved to Brazil, where a singular modernist language was being created for Brasilia, the most ambitious planned capital of the 20th century.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Georgia Louise Harris Brown has been featured as part of Redshift's <em>Respect</em> series, focusing on architect visionaries. Brown was the first <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/87779/african-american" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">African-American</a> <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/13720/women" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">women</a> to graduate with an architecture degree, and the second professionally licensed African-American female architect in the nation.&nbsp;Beverly Loraine Greene was the first, and a role model to Brown.&nbsp;</p> <p>She studied under Mies at his Illinois Institute of Technology and was heavily influenced by his <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/728541/modernist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">modernist</a> style. Her first job in Chicago was with Kenneth Roderick O'Neal, an African-American architect and structural engineer who also studied with Mies.&nbsp;</p> <p>Working with&nbsp;Frank J. Kornacker Associates by 1949, Brown worked on several key projects such as&nbsp;860&ndash;880 Lake Shore Drive. This high-rise was influential in its minimalist grid of steel and glass and constructed with Brown's structural calculations.&nbsp;</p> <p>Eventually moving to Brazil, Brown became professionally licensed in 1970 leading many firms for over the next twenty years. Read mor...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150048957/five-buildings-tilt-dangerously-after-magnitude-6-4-taiwan-quake Five buildings tilt dangerously after magnitude 6.4 Taiwan quake Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-02-07T14:39:00-05:00 >2018-02-14T12:01:03-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/98/98a2le0e2kbgm3pl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Yesterday, a magnitude 6.4 quake struck the Taiwanese city of a Hualien, Taiwan. So far, in its wake, the damage has left seven dead and injured 262 others; sixty-three people still remain unaccounted for. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/07/asia/taiwan-earthquake-hualien-intl/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">according to CNN</a>.</p> <p>Since, emergency workers have been working diligently to rescue those who remain unidentified. Many are believed to be trapped in the numerous buildings that have caved in and begun to tilt dangerously to roughly 40-45 degree angles. Among these, are four buildings&mdash;<a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-quake/at-least-two-killed-buildings-collapse-in-magnitude-6-4-taiwan-quake-idUSKBN1FQ2DS" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a 12-story apartment building, two hotels, and a military hospital</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>The addition of rain following the wreckage has exacerbated the problem, causing some buildings to tilt at an <a href="http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/taiwan-earthquake-tilting-residential-complex-used-to-be-most-expensive-in-hualien" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">alarming rate of five cm per hour</a>. Mobile cranes are being used to prop up the leaning structures as rescue efforts continue.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150048833/labics-redevelops-former-bus-depot-into-city-of-sun-in-rome Labics redevelops former bus depot into “City of Sun” in Rome Justine Testado 2018-02-06T19:40:00-05:00 >2018-02-06T19:45:45-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x8/x8wi0mw2inzz095d.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>After winning the Municipality of Rome's invite-only competition in 2007, architects Maria Claudia Clemente and Francesco Isidori of <a href="https://www.labics.it" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Labics</a> revitalized a former bus depot at the edge of town into a mixed-use complex called the Citt&agrave; del Sole, or &ldquo;City of Sun&rdquo;. Working with local public transit authority ATAC, the Municipality of Rome sought design proposals that would redevelop a number of transit depots in the city. Labics completed City of Sun in 2016.</p><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ch/chhsyby6wezzpsxg.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ch/chhsyby6wezzpsxg.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Marco Cappelletti.</figcaption></figure><p>In designing the 17,300 sq.m. project, Labics wanted to create a porous urban center for the local community that would also enhance the neighborhood's identity.<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v7/v70o3vr953rz90jd.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v7/v70o3vr953rz90jd.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Marco Cappelletti.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h3/h3axvccwitz5yhx2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h3/h3axvccwitz5yhx2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Marco Cappelletti.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lh/lhalnylsomwwv6pi.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lh/lhalnylsomwwv6pi.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Marco Cappelletti.</figcaption></figure><p>The multi-level complex has commercial spaces and a public library at ground level, offices on the first floor, and then public spaces on the next level.&nbsp;<br></p> <p>Three buildings are suspended above the public spaces. One of the buildings provides additional office space, while the ot...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150048765/kohn-pedersen-fox-s-brooklyn-point-features-the-highest-residential-infinity-pool-in-the-western-hemisphere Kohn Pedersen Fox's Brooklyn Point features the highest residential infinity pool in the Western Hemisphere Hope Daley 2018-02-06T14:15:00-05:00 >2018-02-06T14:16:27-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wn/wn4ijpsuaerzited.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>A new development in downtown <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/161/brooklyn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brooklyn</a> boasts a residential infinity <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/13738/pool" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pool</a> atop the 68 story building. The tower, Brooklyn Point, was designed by&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/776/kohn-pedersen-fox-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates</a> and&nbsp;features luxury residences with custom interiors by Katherine Newman Design.</p> <p>The heated, infinity edge pool is situated&nbsp;680 feet above grade and will be open Spring through Fall offering wide-sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dd/ddnn7hfhkqsttsde.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dd/ddnn7hfhkqsttsde.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rooftop infinity pool in Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates designed Brooklyn Point tower. Image: Williams New York. </figcaption></figure><p>Designed by <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/92921077/mathews-nielsen-landscape-architects-p-c" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects</a>, the landscaped rooftop retreat also features a sun deck, outdoor dining area, changing rooms and showers, outdoor movie screenings, and a stargazing observatory.</p> <p>On a related note: <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149941796/construction-of-shop-s-29th-floor-skybridge-pool-nearing-completion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">another high-rise infinity pool</a> sparked one of the most epic comment discussion threads in Archinect history revolving around the safety of such a design.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150048760/ryugyong-and-beyond-visiting-pyongyang-s-tourist-hotels Ryugyong and beyond: visiting Pyongyang's tourist hotels Alexander Walter 2018-02-06T13:42:00-05:00 >2018-02-06T13:46:02-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v0/v0nx28lpuiaawomm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>To suggest that its quarter-of-a-century presence in the rapidly expanding Pyongyang skyline merits the international mockery it has received&mdash;fatalistically nicknamed the &ldquo;hotel of doom&rdquo; by Western journalists, labeled an architectural sin, and deemed the biggest mystery in Pyongyang&mdash;would consign Ryugyong to the realm of compulsive political affect ranging from imaginative resentment to the very policies governing U.S.-North Korean relations since American involvement in the Korean War.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Jake Valente's piece for <em>Failed Architecture</em> takes a closer look at the small number of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/77318/pyongyang" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pyongyang</a> tourist hotels that visitors to&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/77319/north-korea" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">North Korea</a>'s&nbsp;capital are constricted to. "When traveling to Pyongyang, one chooses between the Yanggakdo, Koryo, Sosan, Pothonggang, Haebangsan, Pyongyang, Ryanggang, and Youth Hotel, the eight hotels currently hosting foreigners."</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150048686/editor-s-picks-482 Editor's Picks #482 Nam Henderson 2018-02-06T11:53:00-05:00 >2018-02-06T21:38:51-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jp/jp1zjakjt1pd9rh9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150043495/based-in-new-york-and-beirut-l-e-ft-discusses-building-in-politically-conflicted-contexts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">L.E.FT</a>, started in 2005 by Makram El Kadi and Ziad Jamaleddine, was profiled as part of the&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot</a> series.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tx/tx8ungifgw2hrzsn.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tx/tx8ungifgw2hrzsn.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>For some reason <strong>BulgarBlogger</strong> and <strong>Positive Pete</strong> got into it over issues of state licensure, international practice and other "<em>types of technicalities</em>".<br></p> <p>Plus, <a href="https://archinect.com/Ynotworkshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anthony Morey</a> started up a new series <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1073280/fellow-fellows" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fellow Fellows</a>, which focuses on the trend of fellowships in academia which "<em>has exploded over the past decade</em>". The first three featured; <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150044499/fellow-fellows-zachary-tate-porter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zachary Tate Porter</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150045424/fellow-fellows-wai-architecture-think-tank" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WAI Architecture Think Tank</a> and <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150046793/fellow-fellows-outpost-office" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Outpost Office</a>.</p> News <p>Toon Dreessen (president of <a href="https://twitter.com/architectsdca?lang=en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dreessen Cardinal Architects Inc</a>) <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150044036/the-future-of-canadian-architecture-relies-on-a-national-policy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">penned</a> an editorial arguing why Canadian architecture needs the support of a national policy. <strong>Non Sequitur</strong> was surprised "<em>we're doing rather well. &nbsp;Not sure what this is for.</em>"</p> <p>BIG&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150045779/big-presents-revised-master-plan-for-controversial-smithsonian-campus-overhaul" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">revised plans</a> for a $2 billion Smithsonian redevelopment plan, which was&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150044254/smithsonian-s-2-billion-redevelopment-plan-designed-by-big-comes-under-fire" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">under fire</a>. <strong>citizen</strong> added to the criticism, "<em>Yet more work proposed in a major Olmsted-planned urban landscape-- see also the Obama Library project fo...</em></p>