Archinect - News 2018-05-26T23:03:29-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150065943/a-sinkhole-has-appeared-on-the-white-house-lawn-and-so-have-swamp-jokes A sinkhole has appeared on the White House lawn (and so have swamp jokes) Alexander Walter 2018-05-23T14:15:00-04:00 >2018-05-24T13:55:46-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vk/vkq2wg8pc5oa2s06.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>A sinkhole has formed on the North Lawn of the White House, and predictably, the temptation was too great for many on social media, who filled the void with all the &ldquo;drain the swamp&rdquo; jokes and metaphors one could imagine. But forget the obvious political jabs and the fact that President Trump uses that phrase as a rallying cry about eliminating corruption in Washington: The saying has some geological merit.</p></em><br /><br /><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>"The White House sits at the intersection of a Quaternary colluvium (base of steep slope) deposit &amp; a Pleistocene fluvial (river) &amp; estuarine deposit,"&nbsp;Jess Phoenix, a volcanologist, geologist, and currently a congressional candidate for the Democratic Party in California, commented on the natural occurrence that some have given prophetic meaning. "It&rsquo;s built on poorly consolidated sediments, not bedrock. Sinkholes happen."</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150064268/62-acre-site-along-chicago-river-to-be-developed-with-potential-for-amazon-s-hq2 62-acre site along Chicago River to be developed with potential for Amazon's HQ2 Hope Daley 2018-05-14T15:13:00-04:00 >2018-05-14T15:13:50-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4f/4fdhqo2bybxqxcgo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>A hardscrabble half-mile stretch along the Chicago River's South Branch would become a vibrant neighborhood of cutting-edge architecture, parks and a riverwalk in the plans a developer unveiled Thursday for the last big piece of empty land near downtown. Developer Related Midwest plans a transformation of the vacant, relatively isolated 62-acre site into a vibrant neighborhood of homes, restaurants, cultural institutions and businesses...</p></em><br /><br /><p>The currently undeveloped site along <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/4611/chicago" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago</a>'s river has been named "The 78", declaring its scale large enough to add to the city's official number of 77 neighborhoods. The site is also rumored to be a contender for <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1035295/amazon-hq2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amazon's HQ2</a> if the city is chosen, which would require reworking current plans.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lo/loltgk6xck80mmgn.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lo/loltgk6xck80mmgn.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Current 62-acre riverfront site in Chicago. Image: Mark Segal/Related Midwest.</figcaption></figure><p>Plans for the massive development include&nbsp;13 million square feet of&nbsp; building space for residential, office, educational and other uses.&nbsp;12 acres would be dedicated to parkland or public&nbsp;riverwalk with a performance venue. Related Midwest stated that affordable housing was an important part of its housing development.&nbsp;<br></p> <p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sg/sgepl3ewv6frvexe.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sg/sgepl3ewv6frvexe.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p> <figcaption>Rendering of the education hub and riverwalk. Image: Related Midwest.</figcaption><p>The new site would also&nbsp;extend three existing city streets through the property to create through routes for bikes. A metro stop would be added to the Red Line, as well as potentially adding a Water Taxi stop.</p>... https://archinect.com/news/article/150062812/who-owns-real-estate-flooded-from-climate-change Who owns real estate flooded from climate change? Hope Daley 2018-05-03T16:54:00-04:00 >2018-05-07T11:48:05-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nc/nc3hin17cl05uc1r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>As seas rise and coasts wash away, who owns the land that goes underwater? Versions of that debate are taking place in courtrooms, legislatures, and government offices, raising the question of whether and when climate change justifies seizing private property. The stakes are enormous, affecting not just ownership of offshore mineral and fishing rights but also potentially trillions of dollars of coastal real estate.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/167905/climate-change" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Climate change</a> has left many rules governing <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/2203/real-estate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">real estate</a> ownership murky. As sea levels rise this especially affects coastal property and laws hinging on high-tide lines.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150062562/new-call-for-submissions-for-monu-29-narrative-urbanism New Call for Submissions for MONU #29 - Narrative Urbanism MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2018-05-02T13:21:00-04:00 >2018-05-02T13:21:40-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yd/ydqtgzrchrzjfgbp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>One important outcome of our last <strong>MONU issue #28</strong> on <strong>"Client-shaped Urbanism"</strong> was the realization that in order to create better cities, we need to improve the communication among everybody involved in the creation of cities, whether they are clients, developers, municipalities, architects, urban designers, or the users of cities, to name just a few. Especially for architects and urban designers, one way to make themselves understood better, is to use the power of "narratives", helping them to connect not only to experts and intellectuals in the field, but to everybody else too. To find out what such urban and architectural narratives might look like today - and what they were like in the past - how they can be crafted, where they may be used and how narratives can help improving our cities in general is one of the main aims of the upcoming issue of <strong>MONU</strong> that we call<strong> "Narrative Urbanism"</strong>.</p> <p>In the history of human civilisation, narratives and storytelling have always been an importa...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150061358/into-the-uncanny-valley Into the Uncanny Valley Places Journal 2018-04-24T15:17:00-04:00 >2018-04-24T14:57:20-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/aq/aqjbked2jhcuv1lr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Architectural representations often embody the tension between familiar and unfamiliar. In an effective rendering, the new buildings or landscapes share the same illusionistic space with images of existing buildings or landscapes, producing an almost exquisite confusion between real and unreal.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Architectural <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/38909/renderings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">renderings</a> are not photographs; or are they?&nbsp;Susan Piedmont-Palladino examines the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/135286699/architecture-shapes-hyperreal-photographic-narratives-in-art-collection-schude" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">hyper-real</a> imagined worlds of contemporary architectural drawings through theories of the uncanny, and considers the disconcerting effect that occurs when "we can't quite sort out the relationship of an image to the world."</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150059331/beyond-the-map-spikescapes-and-wild-strawberries Beyond the Map: Spikescapes and Wild Strawberries Places Journal 2018-04-10T15:30:00-04:00 >2018-04-10T15:30:33-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fe/fe1xnm9d2zh3zpl7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Geography is getting stranger: the map is breaking up. Now we need to attend to the unnatural places, the escape zones and gap spaces, the places that are sites of surprise but also of bewilderment and unease.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Negotiating the hostile architectures of the modern city&nbsp;&mdash;&nbsp;from the anti-pedestrian cobbles of a median strip to the unloved landscape of a traffic island&nbsp;&mdash;&nbsp;geographer Alistair Bonnett reflects on the increasingly disciplinarian nature of public space, and by crossing roads and planting strawberries, experiments with modes of resistance.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150058656/revealed-new-renderings-of-domino-sugar-factory-s-waterfront-park-and-esplanade REVEALED: New renderings of Domino Sugar Factory’s waterfront park and esplanade Dana Schulz 2018-04-05T20:27:00-04:00 >2018-04-05T20:27:19-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bb/bbtngigtagzhx1vn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>New renderings have been revealed for Domino Park, the 11-acre park and waterfront esplanade that will anchor the three-million-square-foot Williamsburg mega-development at the Domino Sugar Factory site, and they showcase everything from an urban &ldquo;beach&rdquo; to a better look at how preserved artifacts from the historic factory will be incorporated throughout. Designed by James Corner Field Operations (of the High Line fame), the park is scheduled to open this summer, ahead of most of the buildings.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/60/60bc93h065qkq4tk.jpg?fit=crop&amp;auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028"><figcaption>Via James Corner Field Operations </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8t/8to1v9fm9iad1i16.jpg?fit=crop&amp;auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028"><figcaption>Via James Corner Field Operations </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yo/yoq8lagyqowr6o8k.jpg?fit=crop&amp;auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028"><figcaption>Via James Corner Field Operations</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150058087/naoya-hatakeyama-the-photographer-and-architecture Naoya Hatakeyama: The Photographer and Architecture Places Journal 2018-04-03T15:34:00-04:00 >2018-04-03T15:34:59-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1q/1q4n80lx94ejc8c4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Taking a photograph of architecture by using a camera is tantamount to placing a small architecture against another large architecture and having the small one swallow the larger one.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Japanese word for buildings,&nbsp;<em>tatemono</em>, means &ldquo;things that are standing.&rdquo; On the occasion of a major career retrospective at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Naoya Hatakeyama considers the meaning and the practice of photographing the built environment, and the distinction between the architecture of standing things and lying things that can be made to stand up.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150057132/your-sea-wall-won-t-save-you Your Sea Wall Won't Save You Places Journal 2018-03-29T09:21:00-04:00 >2018-03-28T18:21:28-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/u3/u3rcow9mh91rgrip.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Concepts like &ldquo;making room for the river,&rdquo; which works well in the Netherlands, can mean mass evictions in the Global South. Too often, the rhetoric of climate adaptation is doublespeak for the displacement of poor communities, and an alibi for unsustainable growth.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As coastal megacities adapt to climate change, they often bring in outside planning experts who push highly engineered, technocratic resilience programs.&nbsp;Lizzie Yarina looks at how this trend is affecting local communities in Bangkok, Manila, Ho Chi Minh City, and Jakarta, and&nbsp;argues that "resilience is not fundamentally a technical question. It is social and political. Planners and designers must recognize and negotiate the diverse "resilience imaginaries" across the cities in which they are needed."</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150057036/steven-holl-foundation-s-architecture-residents-will-design-astronomy-center-this-summer Steven Holl Foundation's Architecture Residents will Design Astronomy Center This Summer Sponsor 2018-03-29T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-03-28T15:21:09-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/o6/o6hts57tumseanth.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><p><a href="http://www.tspacerhinebeck.org/residency" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t6/t6fzv7k6wh14q9e5.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><strong><em>This post is brought to you by the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tspacerhinebeck.org/residency" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Myron Holl Foundation</a></em></strong> </p> <p>The Steven Myron Holl Foundation has announced the application for this year&rsquo;s summer architecture residency. Entitled Rural Compression: Cosmic Dust,&nbsp;this year&rsquo;s topic intersects architecture, the ecology of the Hudson Valley, and astronomy. Through studios and critiques with accomplished architects, residents will produce designs for a center for observational cosmology in the Hudson Valley.</p> <p>5 residents will be selected for this year&rsquo;s program.&nbsp; Past residents have ranged from undergraduates and graduate students from Harvard, Columbia, Pratt and Sci Arc, as well as practicing architects and young professionals.</p> <figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4k/4kzeos5b7pk0q965.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4k/4kzeos5b7pk0q965.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Applications for the 2018 Residency are due May 6. Photo courtesy of Steven Myron Holl Foundation</figcaption></figure><p>The month-long residency is comprised of intensive studios with instructors Steven Holl, Eirini Tsachrelia and Christian Wassman, field trips to significant art institutions in the Hudson Valley, and group critiq...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150057096/world-s-largest-single-domed-tropical-greenhouse-designed-by-coldefy-associates-coming-soon-to-northern-france World's largest single-domed tropical greenhouse, designed by Coldefy & Associates, coming soon to Northern France Alexander Walter 2018-03-28T17:40:00-04:00 >2018-03-28T19:23:59-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/to/tou2n6gkshn72sq8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>French architects <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/149971229/coldefy-associates-architects-urban-planners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Coldefy &amp; Associates Architects Urban Planners</a> have revealed plans for the world's largest single-domed tropical <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/66273/greenhouse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">greenhouse</a>. Called <em>Tropicalia</em>, this vast indoor landscape will soon pop up in the Pas-de-Calais area in Northern France and house all sorts of tropical flora and fauna under an enormous pillar-less firmament of EFTE pressurized air cushions held up by an aluminum frame.<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xw/xw0zwk4ckrui7fc3.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xw/xw0zwk4ckrui7fc3.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Coldefy &amp; Associates Architects Urban Planners.</figcaption></figure><p>Here's a project description from the architects: "Tropicalia is a 15,000m2 tropical biodome that creates a harmonious world connecting man to an exotic natural, providing a constant temperature of 28&deg;C in a region with notoriously poor weather. Whether it is an invitation into a dream, a grand voyage or an educational trip, Tropicalia is a place of discovery, amazement and ecological awareness."</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ec/ecn037zhbm7ahneo.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ec/ecn037zhbm7ahneo.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Coldefy &amp; Associates Architects Urban Planners.</figcaption></figure><p>"This unique place will contain a diverse range of fauna and flora, butterflies, exotic...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150056660/boring-company-to-start-selling-lego-like-interlocking-bricks-made-from-tunneling-rock Boring Company to start selling LEGO-like interlocking bricks made from tunneling rock Hope Daley 2018-03-27T12:18:00-04:00 >2018-03-29T23:48:41-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xx/xxlj2ey5u17a3l14.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/154376/elon-musk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elon Musk</a> announced that the Boring Company will sell <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/2938/lego" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LEGO</a>-like interlocking <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/471300/bricks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">bricks</a> made from rock that his tunneling machines excavate from the earth. Musk stated these bricks will be sold in "kits" and will be rated to withstand California's earthquakes.&nbsp;</p> <p><br>The date of availability or cost of this latest product is unknown. While his company has only started digging shorter tunnels there is not enough upturned rock to begin making these bricks yet.&nbsp;<br></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150055484/harvard-gsd-future-of-the-american-city-initiative-begins-in-miami-with-1-million-support-from-knight-foundation Harvard GSD "Future of the American City" initiative begins in Miami with $1 million support from Knight Foundation Hope Daley 2018-03-20T15:20:00-04:00 >2018-03-23T03:01:03-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zy/zyuwspiuenvzm193.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The "Future of the American City" initiative led by <a href="https://archinect.com/harvard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard Graduate University School of Design</a> will begin in <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/7094/miami" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miami</a> with $1 million in support from the Knight Foundation. The project will engage Miami residents in creating new approaches to address pressing <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/444673/urban-issues" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">urban issues</a> including affordable housing, transportation, and sea level rise.&nbsp;</p> <p>With this funding Harvard GSD will send urban <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/15573/research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">researchers</a> to Miami and Miami Beach to understand the city's strengths and challenges as part of a 3-year study towards building solutions. The initiative aims to help cities tackle sustainability and resiliency challenges beginning this spring.&nbsp;</p> <p>Building on the school&rsquo;s multi-disciplinary model, the effort will use architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning and design to come up with efficient solutions that take into account community needs. This research can also be shared with cities across the nation facing similar challenges.&nbsp;</p> <p>Harvard GSD&rsquo;s upcoming Miami research will be phase one in...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150055279/new-la-river-renderings-reveal-potential-designs-for-the-massive-revitalization-project New LA River renderings reveal potential designs for the massive revitalization project Hope Daley 2018-03-20T00:31:00-04:00 >2018-03-22T13:23:21-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7e/7ev3n39lzry5cm0n.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>A wide array of projects big and small are now moving forward alongside all 51 miles of the Los Angeles River, and some of the most comprehensive planning is taking place along the river&rsquo;s southern portion, from Vernon to Long Beach.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As part of the ongoing <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/766907/la-river-revitalization" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles River Revitalization</a> Plan, <a href="https://archinect.com/perkinswill" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Perkins + Will</a> have recently released renderings of what their contribution could look like. The overall <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1322/los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a> River plan includes proposals varying in size and location. The largest proposals include revitalizing expansive sections along the river to create public spaces with trails, bridges, bike and walking paths, landscaping, and seating areas.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7e/7emypepyq5n2ex3n.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7e/7emypepyq5n2ex3n.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>A new rendering features terraced seating and access to the river bed itself. Image: Perkins + Will.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pp/ppkxwa59mt8n9yys.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pp/ppkxwa59mt8n9yys.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering of a shared street concept by the river in Cudahy.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t9/t9efy5r9fhj3bku7.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t9/t9efy5r9fhj3bku7.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering of a trail near the Rio Hondo confluence.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8e/8em3x170q6uuu0zx.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8e/8em3x170q6uuu0zx.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering of a boardwalk near Willow Street in Long Beach.</figcaption></figure><p>Catch up on all the news around the Los Angeles River Revitalization Projects&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/154329/los-angeles-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150054329/the-gateway-arch-s-newly-landscaped-grounds-reconnect-an-icon-to-its-city The Gateway Arch's newly landscaped grounds reconnect an icon to its city Hope Daley 2018-03-13T15:32:00-04:00 >2018-03-13T15:33:00-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/33/33vmq6tkwnn26904.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>... [Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates] have renovated and expanded the arch grounds, originally designed by famed Modernist landscape architect Dan Kiley. New parks adjacent to the grounds are intended to funnel activity to the riverfront and work as connective urban tissue for the city&rsquo;s most iconic feature, as well as to serve as a pedestal for that quicksilver curve.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The <a href="https://archinect.com/news/bustler/6325/winning-design-of-the-new-st-louis-gateway-arch-museum-unveiled" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">winning design</a> by&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/12438/michael-van-valkenburgh-associates-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates</a> has reconnected the St. Louis Gateway Arch with its surrounding environment. The $380-million renovation allows for tourists and locals alike to enjoy the entire space around the Arch. The freshly&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/3767/landscape" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">landscaped</a>&nbsp;grounds are mostly open now, however a formal opening will take place this July with the new museum.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150054047/as-singapore-grows-from-the-sea-its-heritage-continues-to-shrink As Singapore grows from the sea, its heritage continues to shrink Alexander Walter 2018-03-12T14:38:00-04:00 >2018-03-12T14:42:37-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pw/pwwh279kfxr6x9uq.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Short on space, the city-state has since its independence been reclaiming land to build the nation and to rewrite 'unhygienic' episodes of its history.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In his essay for <em>Failed Architecture</em>, William Jamieson, a PhD candidate in Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London, takes a look at Singapore's monumental land reclamation efforts since 1965, the ecological, urban, and cultural implications, and the inevitable erasing of heritage.&nbsp;</p> <p>"Singapore sees itself as chronically undersized," Jamieson writes. "It imagines itself as a larger country, and works backwards: materialising the necessary geographical puzzle pieces to suit the demands of the global economy as much as to satiate its own needs. Space is not merely flexible, but hypothetical."</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150053542/mitch-mcewen-and-marc-miller-steal-the-mic-archinect-sessions-118 Mitch McEwen and Marc Miller Steal the Mic; Archinect Sessions #118 Paul Petrunia 2018-03-08T20:26:00-05:00 >2018-03-22T15:37:42-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/r0/r0hk5r0vqqq5hay2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>On this week's show we are trying out something new by inviting on guest hosts to take over the mics. Our guest hosts today, <a href="https://twitter.com/mitchmcewen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mitch McEwen</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/lscapeisaverb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marc Miller</a>, are familiar figures to regular listeners of this podcast and readers of Archinect.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://archinect.com/mcewen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mitch</a> is the principal of <a href="http://mcewenstudio.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">McEwen Studio</a>, co-founder of the studio collective, <a href="http://anoffice.us/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A(n) Office</a>, and an Assistant Professor at <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/309/princeton-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Princeton University&rsquo;s School of Architecture</a>. Mitch's writing can be found on her Archinect blog <a href="https://archinect.com/another" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Another Architecture</a>. She has also been a guest on previous episodes of Archinect Sessions&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150037943/equity-secrets-and-relevancy-of-aia-1-year-after-notmyaia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Equity, Secrets and Relevancy of AIA; 1 Year After #NotMyAIA</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149964024/twilight-zoning-what-100-years-of-zoning-hath-wrought-ft-special-guest-mitch-mcewen-on-archinect-sessions-77" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twilight Zoning: What 100 years of zoning hath wrought</a>, and&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/117886154/archinect-sessions-is-back-with-episode-11-another-year-another-architecture-with-the-multi-talented-mitch-mcewen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Another year, Another Architecture</a>.</p> <p><a href="https://archinect.com/people/cover/118068376/marc-miller" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marc</a> is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/17185/the-pennsylvania-state-university-penn-state" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Penn State University</a>, in addition to being a regular voice of reason and intelligence in our discussion forum and comments section. Marc previously joined us on the podcast to discuss HUD&nbsp;and Zaha Hadid Archit...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150053057/the-master-plan-for-australia-s-shipwreck-coast-begins-with-mcgregor-coxall The master plan for Australia's Shipwreck Coast begins with McGregor Coxall Hope Daley 2018-03-05T19:19:00-05:00 >2018-03-06T12:21:32-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e4/e4e0jr19xvrtriyr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>McGregor Coxall will participate in developing phase one of the master plan for the Shipwreck Coast site in Victoria, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/24747/australia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Australia</a>. Drawing millions of visitors per year, Shipwreck Coast is home to monumental limestone formations where approximately 638 shipwrecks are believed to have occurred.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3e/3em5stqis1tqs4t5.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3e/3em5stqis1tqs4t5.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>12 Apostles lookout rendering by McGregor Coxall. </figcaption></figure><p>The&nbsp;$9.8m project aims to protect the region's natural landscape while providing an enhanced visitor experience.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zu/zux8uogp9tjq8vr9.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zu/zux8uogp9tjq8vr9.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Shipwreck Coast master plan map.</figcaption></figure><p>The master plan will extend approximately 17 miles along the&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/694466/coastline" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">coastline</a>&nbsp;following the Great Ocean Road including the&nbsp;Port Campbell National Park and Bay of Islands Coastal Park.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kd/kdnh1i85xc1uu0co.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kd/kdnh1i85xc1uu0co.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Shipwreck Coast master plan by McGregor Coxall. Image: McGregor Coxall.</figcaption></figure><figure><p>Lookout facilities will be built at the iconic 12 Apostles and Loch Ard precincts locations in addition to a pedestrian bridge over Port Campbell Creek. Working with the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/2116/environmental-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">natural environment</a>, each site is considered for its unique characteristics.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br></p></figure><figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xe/xe6e01x3lf0b1mcz.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xe/xe6e01x3lf0b1mcz.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Shipwreck C...</figcaption></figure></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150053020/porous-interventions-to-adapt-to-increasing-floods-in-bangkok Porous interventions to adapt to increasing floods in Bangkok Alexander Walter 2018-03-05T16:12:00-05:00 >2018-03-05T16:14:31-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fg/fgmdfrjl99ygenad.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Sea level rise and increased rain have posed serious flood risks for Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand, which is already close to sea level. [...] She works to do this by reclaiming urban porosity through a network of public green spaces. [...] She has already been planning and working on projects beyond climate resilient housing - including rain gardens, green roofs, permeable parking, urban forests and farms - to address the root causes of increased flooding in her city.</p></em><br /><br /><p>After witnessing a dramatic economic boom and rapid urbanization&mdash;and subsequent environmental challenges&mdash;in her native Thailand, <a href="https://archinect.com/harvard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard</a> graduate, landscape architect and TED fellow Kotchakorn Voraakhom founded <a href="http://www.porouscity.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Porous City Network</a>&nbsp;to fight the increased risk of flooding with design solutions and improve urban resilience and adaptability in Bangkok, primarily in the city's most vulnerable communities: "PCN makes the city porous by transforming underused impervious surfaces into a system of productive public green spaces, and advocating maintaining threatened landscape infrastructure like agricultural land, canals, and ditch orchards, which help mitigate excess water."</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150050910/could-l-a-be-getting-a-second-hollywood-sign Could L.A. be getting a second Hollywood Sign? Alexander Walter 2018-02-20T15:37:00-05:00 >2018-02-21T14:39:57-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/14/14edtbtitl1z1716.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Community leaders and affected homeowners have mixed reactions regarding a consultant&rsquo;s recently released recommendations on how to best provide relief for residential communities besieged with Hollywood Sign tourists. The recommendations, released in January and commissioned by Los Angeles City Councilmember David Ryu, ranged in impact from the jaw-dropping, like the idea of installing a second Hollywood sign, to the mundane, like improving signage for lost tourists.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The <em>Los Feliz Ledger</em> gives a detailed account of various recommendations currently being discussed among community leaders to drastically improve access to L.A.'s iconic landmark sign while also easing the traffic burden on locals in the adjacent Hollywood Hills neighborhoods.&nbsp;</p> <p>One idea from a 65-page report commissioned by Los Angeles City Councilmember David Ryu&nbsp;is to install a replica Hollywood Sign on Griffith Park's north side facing the San Fernando Valley: "Some said that it was an interesting, out-of-the-box idea that could satiate at least some tourists&rsquo; desire to see the sign, albeit a replica, and would therefore lessen traffic in Los Feliz and the Hollywood Hills. Others however, said they did not see a duplicate&rsquo;s sign value."</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150050044/the-world-is-coming-back-to-life-in-dubai The World is coming back to life in Dubai Alexander Walter 2018-02-14T14:26:00-05:00 >2018-02-14T14:32:40-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bb/bb4qpjna38bwnwvm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Underwater bedrooms, &lsquo;Lohan Island&rsquo; and snow all year round &ndash; a decade after it was scuppered by the financial crash, the fantasy archipelago of 300 artificial &lsquo;countries&rsquo; is back in business. Has anybody learned anything?</p></em><br /><br /><p>Remember <em>The World</em>? Dubai's lofty vision a decade-and-a-half ago to recreate the globe's map with artificial, celebrity-owned islands dredged from the Gulf floor that was just as grandiose and monumental as its financial crash in 2008? Well, it appears to be back in business again<em>.<br></em></p> <p><em>The Guardian</em>'s Oliver Wainwright takes a trip to the long-abandoned and now-bustling-with-development-again artificial archipelago of 300 islands 2.5 miles off Dubai's coast and confirms: "After a decade in limbo, The World is back &ndash; with more ambitious plans than ever before."</p> <p>And yes, Lindsay Lohan <em>is</em> designing her own island, too.<br></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150049176/mvrdv-s-dawn-bridge-in-shanghai-will-be-a-footbridge-boulevard-and-viewpoint-all-in-one MVRDV's Dawn Bridge in Shanghai will be a footbridge, boulevard and viewpoint all in one Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-02-08T20:10:00-05:00 >2018-02-09T13:38:18-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x1/x1kkztdjnvsa4a1r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Dutch-studio <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/286/mvrdv" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MVRDV</a> has won the competition to develop the Dawn Bridge, a multi-use pathway in the ancient water town of Zhujiajiao, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/643/china" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">China</a>. Located on the outskirts of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/11467/shanghai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shanghai</a>, the ancient district was established over 1,700 years ago and is peppered with historical rice shops, banks, spice stores etc.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3g/3gadsyzeo2idviet.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3g/3gadsyzeo2idviet.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&copy; MVRDV</figcaption></figure><p>The 80-meter bridge is located between new residential buildings and will help mark a new era of development to the area. Yet, given its unique, setting, the firm wanted to establish a strong relation to its surrounding. Beyond a roadway, the bridge doubles as&nbsp;a public space that gives priority to pedestrians by maximizing the space made available to them. Topped with trees and featuring trendy, amphitheater-style seating, the public space provides an overlook from which to take in the historical, river views.<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/17/179crq40zxqz7j1k.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/17/179crq40zxqz7j1k.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&copy; MVRDV</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8o/8osmo9oj2zigjtcv.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8o/8osmo9oj2zigjtcv.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&copy; MVRDV</figcaption></figure><p>Further, "the bridge establishes a relation with the delicate surrounding by absorbing its palette of colors and materials. The grey roofs are recalled by ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150047006/bogota-from-the-roofs-streets-and-sky-by-camilo-m-n-n-navas Bogota from the Roofs, Streets and Sky by Camilo Mønón Navas Anthony Morey 2018-01-26T13:56:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kc/kcxmbmxkkdydcqey.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>To me, everything looks fascinating from the air. But, for some reason, I never expected Bogot&aacute;, Colombia, to look so striking.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Colombian artist, Camilo M&oslash;n&oacute;n Navas has produced a series of images titled, Arial Fa&ccedil;ades, in which Camilo takes various <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/79627034/architecture-photography-in-the-21st-century-interview-with-bilyana-dimitrova" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">perspectival photographs</a> and assembles them whimsical and fantastical means while bringing his home city of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/79858212/my-ideal-city-crowd-sourcing-bogot" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bogota</a> to the surface through all its cultural glory.&nbsp;</p> <p>In Camilo's words. "Those buildings, spaces, or architectural complexes that are part of our city and that show us through a <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/105808748/martha-stewart-in-the-age-of-drone-photography" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">drone</a> the incredible details that our city hides from the air...by exploring from the terrace of my apartment&ndash;a 10-story building&ndash;the structures of the cities from the zenith views.&rdquo;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150046894/the-great-outdoors-10-striking-examples-of-architectural-landscapes-gardens The great outdoors: 10 striking examples of architectural landscapes & gardens Archinect 2018-01-26T13:17:00-05:00 >2018-01-27T11:32:18-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/am/amm4w1nmokld37l4.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="http://pinterest.com/archinect/outdoors/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Outdoors</em></a>.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/u5/u5t3hm8owft1terv.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/u5/u5t3hm8owft1terv.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/project/59659802/helen-street/150043274" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Helen Street</a> in Seattle, WA by <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/59659802/mw-works-architecture-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mw|works Architecture + Design</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pb/pb73v7ke8mxkujaa.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pb/pb73v7ke8mxkujaa.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/aoe-china/project/sunac-chongqing-one-central-mansion-sales-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sunac Chongqing One Central Mansion Sales Pavilion</a> in Chongqing, China by <a href="https://archinect.com/aoe-china" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">aoe</a>; Photo: Ligang Huang<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tq/tqdt8e028b1nj1di.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tq/tqdt8e028b1nj1di.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/18/187z7a3ndk9f7ktt.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/18/187z7a3ndk9f7ktt.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/people/project/44764394/morris-arboretum-out-on-a-limb/150042469" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morris Arboretum, Out on a Limb</a> in Philadelphia, PA by&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/metarchdesign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Metcalfe Architecture &amp; Design</a> (Principal: <a href="https://archinect.com/people/cover/44764394/alan-metcalfe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alan Metcalfe</a>); Photo: Paul Warchol Photography<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/eu/eu8tp26fhec1k2bx.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/eu/eu8tp26fhec1k2bx.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/lmnarchitects/project/vancouver-convention-centre-west" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vancouver Convention Centre West</a> in Vancouver, Canada by <a href="https://archinect.com/lmnarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LMN Architects</a>; Landscape architect: PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zz/zzl4t4ryc8460ik7.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zz/zzl4t4ryc8460ik7.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/project/9456864/tribeca-loft/118800068" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tribeca Loft</a> in New York, NY by <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/9456864/andrew-franz-architect-pllc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andrew Franz Architect, PLLC</a>; Photo: Albert Vecerka/Esto<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b3/b35jfyzg50xgenky.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b3/b35jfyzg50xgenky.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/studioshamshiri/project/the-lechner-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Lechn...</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150046089/charging-in-style-danish-firm-cobe-is-rethinking-fueling-stations Charging in Style: Danish firm COBE is rethinking fueling stations Anthony Morey 2018-01-22T13:40:00-05:00 >2018-01-24T10:16:03-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ca/cay4h3bviqfs8ll4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Shortly, electricity will replace petrol and diesel as the fuel for our cars, and such a change could radically shift our urban landscape as the formal aspects of gas stations is then open to <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149974428/aecom-to-build-1b-electric-vehicle-plant-in-vegas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reimagining</a>. Danish Architecture firm <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/46834/cobe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">COBE</a> is looking to do just that. Understanding that under current technological trends the average charging time for an electric vehicle is upwards of 45 minutes, COBE is looking to use such a newly established time frame as a possible opportunity for rethinking the traditional <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150008239/2017-s-10-best-gas-stations-worldwide-as-ranked-by-design-curial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">gas station</a> as a place and less of a transient space.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ub/ubs9vx8004tt47wt.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ub/ubs9vx8004tt47wt.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Ultrafast Charging Station: Small. Image: COBE</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9d/9duch5khdvf7o4np.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9d/9duch5khdvf7o4np.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Ultrafast Charging Station: Medium. Image: COBE</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tb/tbitxsh7tf2kn41p.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tb/tbitxsh7tf2kn41p.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Ultrafast Charging Station: Large. Image: COBE</figcaption></figure><p>&ldquo;Electric vehicles are the future. In our design, we want to offer drivers a much-needed and meaningful break in a green oasis. The energy and the technology are green, and we want the architecture, the materials and the concept to be green as well. Therefore, we&rsquo;ve designed a sculptural charg...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150045561/studying-a-brazilian-favela-via-vr Studying a Brazilian favela via VR Alexander Walter 2018-01-18T16:00:00-05:00 >2018-04-24T06:20:19-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i1/i1b878ksqqbs4058.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>[...] Penn State landscape architecture professor Timothy Baird and architecture professor Jos&eacute; Duarte taught a new studio that engaged students in the study of one Brazilian favela via virtual reality (VR) technology. The studio, which paired architecture students with landscape architecture students, posited VR as a proxy for expensive site visits. &ldquo;Developing countries can&rsquo;t always afford consultants because of the distance and difficulty to travel,&rdquo; says Baird [...]</p></em><br /><br /><p>"Duarte, who has studied informal settlements across the globe, believes in their power to model emergent patterns of more sustainable resource consumption in the developing world, and in the ability for contemporary technology to decode how they work," the&nbsp;<em>Landscape Architecture Magazine</em> writes and quotes Duarte saying: "They are not a problem. They are a solution with many problems."</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150045081/requiem-lahdelma-mahlm-ki-s-museum-for-the-defense-and-siege-of-leningrad Requiem - Lahdelma & Mahlmäki’s Museum for the Defense and Siege of Leningrad Lahdelma & Mahlamäki 2018-01-16T23:44:00-05:00 >2018-01-17T02:35:09-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/r9/r942cnl7f6raheu7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/arklm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lahdelma &amp; Mahalm&auml;ki Architects</a> have unveiled Requiem, their competition proposal for the Museum for the Defense and Siege of Leningrad, St. Petersburg. The project was undertaken in partnership with <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/13470813/ralph-appelbaum-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ralph Appelbaum Associates</a> who, together, formed the only international team amongst the four final designs. The design sees an elegant spiral, buried in the landscape, reaching up from the exhibitions which are buried in a vast cavern underground. The route corkscrews out the top of the riverside, reaching outwards to give views over the new St. Petersburg.</p> <figure><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ij/ij5q6xnbesv7cp76.jpg?fit=crop&amp;auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514&amp;dpr=2"><figcaption>Images credit to: Brick Visuals</figcaption></figure><p><strong></strong>The Museum for the Defense and Siege of Leningrad and its several components form a powerful spatial composition, connecting to the character and history of the city. The Thread of Life, the Memorial of Heroes of Leningrad and the Square of Testimony all sit against the backdrop of a newly created tranquil river side park.</p> <figure><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d6/d67bcoq9xk69ue4w.jpg?fit=crop&amp;auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514&amp;dpr=2"><figcaption>Images credit to: Brick Visuals</figcaption></figure><p>&nbsp;The &lsquo;Thread of Life&rsquo; refers to the museum and ex...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150044704/yeouinaru-ferry-terminal-proposal-by-preliminary-research-office YeouiNaru Ferry Terminal Proposal by Preliminary Research Office Anthony Morey 2018-01-12T14:45:00-05:00 >2018-01-12T14:46:01-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/y6/y6fute534au6evo1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/p-r-o" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Preliminary Research Office</a>, headed by <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/113982402/yaohua-wang-wins-2014-harvard-gsd-thesis-prize-with-salvaged-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yaohua Wang</a>, Dingliang Yang and Chloe Natan&eacute;l Brunner, has shared their proposal for the YeouiNaru Ferry Terminal. The proposed Ferry Terminal is situated upon Seoul&rsquo;s Han River and is surrounded by both natural and urban landscapes. The project uses playful graphic and perspectival looseness to foster endless elevations and gradual sense of proximity and approach.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7z/7zw1bb1xqdfoji0f.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7z/7zw1bb1xqdfoji0f.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering (Image: Preliminary Research Office)</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7x/7x2517500m5l5uk4.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7x/7x2517500m5l5uk4.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering (Image: Preliminary Research Office)</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2a/2a2kda87u8irmrhz.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2a/2a2kda87u8irmrhz.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering (Image: Preliminary Research Office)</figcaption></figure><p>PRO's proposes looks for walkways to connect each platform into the surrounding park and the Han River promenade. The promenade itself steps down upon intersection with the terminal, maintaining continuous circulation along the waterfront.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ct/ctq8j8u7y6towcmv.JPG?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ct/ctq8j8u7y6towcmv.JPG?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p> <figcaption>Rendering (Image: Preliminary Research Office)</figcaption><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ns/nsfbhopp81cncrv4.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ns/nsfbhopp81cncrv4.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering (Image: Preliminary Research Office)</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8t/8tpasmcp59km439p.JPG?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8t/8tpasmcp59km439p.JPG?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering (Image: Preliminary Research Office)</figcaption></figure><p>At the center of the structure, PRO designs the intersection of two lar...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150044603/biophilia-10-examples-of-nature-and-architecture-blending-harmoniously Biophilia: 10 examples of nature and architecture blending harmoniously Archinect 2018-01-12T13:43:00-05:00 >2018-04-13T01:51:28-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oe/oepcmqoz6i068dnc.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="http://pinterest.com/archinect/biophilia/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Biophilia</a></em>.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vj/vj9p08bu64wa5ym6.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vj/vj9p08bu64wa5ym6.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/people/project/44764394/morris-arboretum-out-on-a-limb/150042469" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morris Arboretum, Out on a Limb</a> in Philadelphia, PA by&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/metarchdesign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Metcalfe Architecture &amp; Design</a> (Principal: <a href="https://archinect.com/people/cover/44764394/alan-metcalfe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alan Metcalfe</a>); Photo: Paul Warchol Photography<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hk/hklykds54chmqvea.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hk/hklykds54chmqvea.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/project/16350182/coffee-for-sasquatch/150039375" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Coffee for Sasquatch</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/16350182/dan-brunn-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dan Brunn Architecture</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/z9/z9wtlspg1gfj2r9l.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/z9/z9wtlspg1gfj2r9l.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/bportarchitect/project/within-the-reflection" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Within the Reflection</a> in Taipei, Taiwan by <a href="https://archinect.com/bportarchitect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">B P Architects</a>; Photo: Hung-Yu Lin<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jn/jnu10a6c0mrp78iv.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jn/jnu10a6c0mrp78iv.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/project/59659802/little-house/150043271" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Little House</a> in Hood Canal, WA by <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/59659802/mw-works-architecture-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mw|works Architecture + Design</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ir/irbhj7cuqxd3hdld.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ir/irbhj7cuqxd3hdld.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/dowjones/project/garden-museum-phase-2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Garden Museum Phase 2</a> in London, UK by <a href="https://archinect.com/dowjones" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dow Jones Architects</a>; Photo: David Grandorge, Anthony Coleman<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hp/hp5q2sont9a7tk6h.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hp/hp5q2sont9a7tk6h.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/antistatics/project/the-maohaus2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The MAOHAUS</a> in Beijing, China by <a href="https://archinect.com/antistatics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AntiStatics Architecture Design</a>; Photo: Xia Zhi, AntiStatics<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xy/xy6o5533mrjlydwe.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xy/xy6o5533mrjlydwe.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/jfakarchitects/project/la-kretz-innovation-campus-lkic" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">La Kretz Innovation Campus (LKIC)</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="https://archinect.com/jfakarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Fri...</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150044555/big-s-copenhagen-waste-to-energy-plant-is-finally-getting-the-promised-ski-slope-and-rooftop-park BIG's Copenhagen waste-to-energy plant is finally getting the promised ski slope and rooftop park Alexander Walter 2018-01-11T15:20:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/39/39pe1dtklg04uz8u.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Remember that waste-to-energy incinerator <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1073816/amager-bakke" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels designed</a> for Copenhagen with a ski slope on top a few years back? The plant itself (dubbed 'Copenhill') was already completed and opened in March of 2017, but the ski-slope-rooftop-park-cherry-on-top was left behind &mdash; <em>until now</em>: Danish landscape architects <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/58461003/sla-landscape-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SLA</a> just unveiled the final design for the 16,000 sqm Amager Bakke rooftop activity landscape based on the initial <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a> master plan. <br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4m/4muxqcyv2bfv0m1a.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4m/4muxqcyv2bfv0m1a.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: SLA</figcaption></figure><p>From SLA: "When completed in September 2018, the green rooftop park will provide a host of outdoor activities for Copenhageners and visitors alike: Hiking trails, playgrounds, street fitness, trail running, vantage points, climbing walls and shelters &ndash; as well as 500+ meters ski slopes designed by BIG."</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g9/g9dzm9fs60bgjcz8.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g9/g9dzm9fs60bgjcz8.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: SLA</figcaption></figure><p>"Creating a nature-filled activity park on top of the 88 meters tall waste-to-energy plant is a project without previous references: The extremely steep slope of the roof has put great demands on the planting design and the co...</p>