Archinect - News 2018-05-25T04:52:46-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150065949/new-findings-state-grenfell-tower-insulation-never-passed-fire-safety-test New findings state Grenfell Tower insulation never passed fire safety test Hope Daley 2018-05-23T14:58:00-04:00 >2018-05-23T17:43:25-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0f/0fluogn9su9woooh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>The insulation that burned out of control on Grenfell Tower had never passed the required safety test and should never have been on the building, a BBC investigation has discovered. Panorama understands the manufacturer, Celotex, used extra fire retardant in the product that qualified for the safety certificate. A more flammable version was then sold for public use, the programme believes. Celotex said it is co-operating with the police investigation and inquiry.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Last June the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/959732/grenfell-tower" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grenfell Tower</a> fire in London killed 72 people prompting ongoing investigations. It has been found that the&nbsp;RS5000 insulation used in the building's refurbishment gives off toxic fumes containing cyanide when burned. Almost all who perished in the fire were killed by smoke.&nbsp;</p> <p>The manufacturer Celotex has been accused of&nbsp;misleading marketing, selling their insulation as compatible with other cladding panels and tower block refurbishment&mdash;both of which are false. <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/79408/safety" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Safety</a> was neglected as the cladding panels and insulation in Grenfell Tower were never tested together. This could result in corporate manslaughter for Celotex.&nbsp;<br></p> <p>The same toxic insulation is found to have been&nbsp;used on hundreds of other buildings across England.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150065630/nc-state-breaks-ground-on-new-engineering-building-designed-by-clark-nexsen NC State breaks ground on new engineering building designed by Clark Nexsen Cat Brutvan 2018-05-22T20:27:00-04:00 >2018-05-22T20:27:35-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3t/3t2wzm5tvj31xg2u.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>&ldquo;Fitts-Woolard Hall will be a state-of-the-art facility that truly supports our vision of collaborative, interdisciplinary instruction, research and innovation,&rdquo; states NC State University Chancellor, Randy Woodson. &ldquo;This project is vital to the future of the College of Engineering.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>NC State University has broken ground on <a href="https://www.engr.ncsu.edu/fwh/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fitts-Woolard Hall</a>, a new $150 million engineering building on Centennial Campus. In the past 10 years, engineering undergraduate enrollment at NC State has grown by 22 percent, and graduate enrollment has more than doubled. Designed by <a href="https://www.clarknexsen.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clark Nexsen</a>, the new 250,000 square-foot facility will provide an innovative facility to help accommodate that growth and further position the University as an international leader in engineering education.</p> <p>The design is driven by a commitment to &ldquo;engineering on display.&rdquo; The main entry will be flanked by a structural testing lab, senior student project space, and large scale driving simulator, all which will be visible on the exterior and interior of the building. The transparency into these spaces will offers drivers, pedestrians, and building users a glimpse into the research occurring within. Additional laboratory spaces include advanced manufacturing, ergonomics, traffic simulation, bioengineering, and e...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150064936/10-cozy-living-room-designs-for-your-friday-inspiration 10 cozy living room designs for your Friday inspiration Archinect 2018-05-18T13:19:00-04:00 >2018-05-21T02:02:50-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ms/mshd6ewcp0fu8xw9.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/living-spaces/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Living Spaces</em></a>.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ki/kifuecmh3s2iw7tx.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ki/kifuecmh3s2iw7tx.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/dellekamparquitectos/project/l-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">L House</a> in Mexico City by <a href="https://archinect.com/dellekamparquitectos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dellekamp Arquitectos</a>; Interior Design: Ideas Tec; Photo: Sandra Pereznieto<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/n8/n8qwcvkfy3nrkwhg.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/n8/n8qwcvkfy3nrkwhg.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/envelopead/project/forest-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Forest &lt;&gt; House</a> in Northern California by <a href="https://archinect.com/envelopead" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">envelope A+D</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/r9/r9ntvkr8j6chzf9o.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/r9/r9ntvkr8j6chzf9o.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/schillerprojects/project/chilmark-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House</a> in Chilmark, MA by <a href="https://archinect.com/schillerprojects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schiller Projects </a>with <a href="https://archinect.com/grayorganschi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gray Organschi Architecture</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9z/9zbd5cm3vlh584rf.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9z/9zbd5cm3vlh584rf.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/design-fwd/project/2202-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2202 Residence</a> in Mission Hills, KS by <a href="https://archinect.com/design-fwd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Forward Design | Architecture</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b3/b31xxrmx1or9w0r5.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b3/b31xxrmx1or9w0r5.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/andrewbermanarchitect/project/writing-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Writing Studio</a> by <a href="https://archinect.com/andrewbermanarchitect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andrew Berman Architect</a>; Photo: Michael Moran / OTTO<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0o/0ouwye3ob7w2lpic.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0o/0ouwye3ob7w2lpic.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/d6/d6svxww3wv3gldl5.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d6/d6svxww3wv3gldl5.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/assembledge/project/sunset-plaza-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sunset Plaza Residence</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="https://archinect.com/assembledge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Assembledge+</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vj/vjkjxfqr3jcc2bbb.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vj/vjkjxfqr3jcc2bbb.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/walkerwarnerarchitects/project/mountain-wood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mountain Wood</a> by <a href="https://archinect.com/walkerwarnerarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Walker Warner Architects</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0e/0ecrcfq1q86g1i8a.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0e/0ecrcfq1q86g1i8a.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/project/149978205/casa-na-rua-de-s-o-mamede-ao-caldas/150035221" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Casa na Rua de S&atilde;o Mamede ao Caldas</a> in Lisbon, Portugal by <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/149978205/aires-mateus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aires Mate...</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150064901/francis-k-r-will-design-a-canopied-log-pavilion-for-the-tippet-rise-art-center-in-montana Francis Kéré will design a canopied log pavilion for the Tippet Rise Art Center in Montana Justine Testado 2018-05-17T16:29:00-04:00 >2018-05-22T20:20:43-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/k0/k0j5gme72aqyqxw6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/79859021/di-b-do-francis-k-r" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;</a> is the latest architect commissioned to design a new permanent pavilion on the grounds of the 10,260-acre <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149962962/monumental-land-art-emerges-in-montana-s-new-tippet-rise-art-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tippet Rise Art Center</a> in Montana.&nbsp;Nestled in a cluster of aspen and cottonwood trees on the banks of a flowing stream, the design of the 1,900 square-foot pavilion is derived from K&eacute;r&eacute;'s <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150030029/k-r-designed-serpentine-pavilion-extends-opening-due-to-popular-demand" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2017 Serpentine Pavilion</a> and his 2015 canopy structure for the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.</p> <p>K&eacute;r&eacute;'s design pays tribute to the traditional sacred toguns of the Dogun people in Mali, which are shelters made from ornamented wooden pillars that are carved with representations of one's ancestors, and a roof of layers of wood and millet straw.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/n4/n4l0q47omvcf0v6g.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/n4/n4l0q47omvcf0v6g.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Exterior view of the pavilion. Credit: Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2k/2kvc0zvu1kiureqd.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2k/2kvc0zvu1kiureqd.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Circular aerial bridge. Credit: Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;.</figcaption></figure><p>Built from locally sourced logs of ponderosa pine and lodegepole pine, the Tippet Rise pavilion will be a round structure connected to a circular aerial bridge that spans the stream. Touching the ground at only a few points to preserve the landscape...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150064853/daniel-libeskind-gets-to-design-the-new-rockefeller-center-christmas-tree-star Daniel Libeskind gets to design the new Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Star Alexander Walter 2018-05-17T14:02:00-04:00 >2018-05-18T18:51:09-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/os/os88jeyw2xro4lx4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Many big-name architects enjoy dabbling in product design and use their brand recognition to sell <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150060590/zaha-hadid-architects-design-3d-printed-chairs-for-nagami-s-milan-debut" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">chairs</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/451131/tableware" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">tableware</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/203832/shoes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shoes</a>, and <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149937514/the-extra-architectural-ventures-of-zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">anything in-between</a>&mdash;but getting to design the new star topping the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York City is one of the rarer commissions. <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/1493/studio-daniel-libeskind" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daniel Libeskind</a> was just tapped by <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/220620/swarovski" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swarovski</a> to create a replacement for the current star the crystal company had first unveiled in 2004.<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8j/8jvqqvdgo9e1cli5.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8j/8jvqqvdgo9e1cli5.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Daniel Libeskind and Nadja Swarovski. Image courtesy of Swarovski.</figcaption></figure><p>While designs for the new tree topper aren't available yet, an initial release announced a three-dimensional structure "radiant with light," inspired by the cosmos, and exemplifying Libeskind's trademark dramatic architectural lines.</p> <p>"The new Swarovski Star for the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is inspired by the beauty of starlight&ndash;something that radiates meaning and mystery into the world," Libeskind hinted at his inspiration. "The Star is a symbol that represents our greatest ambitions for hope, unity...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150064679/tom-wolfe-innovative-journalist-and-critic-of-modern-architecture-dies-at-88 Tom Wolfe, innovative journalist and critic of modern architecture, dies at 88 Hope Daley 2018-05-16T15:31:00-04:00 >2018-05-18T23:10:00-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/us/usqx0f0q89j25b3g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>&ldquo;From Bauhaus to Our House,&rdquo; Mr. Wolfe attacked modern architecture and what he saw as its determination to put dogma before buildings. Published in 1981, it met with the same derisive response from critics. &ldquo;The problem, I think,&rdquo; Paul Goldberger wrote in The Times Book Review, &ldquo;is that Tom Wolfe has no eye.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Tom Wolfe, an innovative <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/16528/journalism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">journalist</a> and novelist, died on Monday in Manhattan at the age of 88. Wolf lived in New York since joining The New York Herald Tribune as a reporter in 1962, and went on to influence what is known as New Journalism. Inciting hostile reactions to some of his work, Wolf notably condemned <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/9222/modern-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">modern architecture</a> receiving harsh backlash from <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/625145/architecture-criticism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">critics</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150064665/foster-partners-transforms-70-s-government-office-tower-into-luxury-hotel-in-hong-kong Foster + Partners transforms 70's government office tower into luxury hotel in Hong Kong Hope Daley 2018-05-16T15:22:00-04:00 >2018-05-16T15:22:53-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ba/batep1clmp2ilatt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster + Partners</a>' new <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/37093/hong-kong" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hong Kong</a> luxury hotel, The Murray, is now fully open to the public. Formerly a 1970's government office building, the firm has transformed these 25 stories into a unique urban experience for visitors.&nbsp;</p><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sd/sdiiweispy5r4nm4.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sd/sdiiweispy5r4nm4.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Reception area of the Murray Building, renovated by Foster + Partners, located in Hong Kong. Image: Michael Weber. </figcaption></figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1q/1q5urari35c0ps8a.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1q/1q5urari35c0ps8a.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Exterior Details of The Murray. Image: Michael Weber.</figcaption></figure><p>The Murray Building was originally constructed when urban planning revolved around cars, leaving the structure inaccessible to pedestrians.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7i/7igw6ywsykrqtm0x.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7i/7igw6ywsykrqtm0x.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Exterior view of the garden terrace at night. Image: Nigel Young / Foster+Partners.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/si/si17nseezmjy8o39.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/si/si17nseezmjy8o39.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Hotel lobby area of The Murray. Image: Nigel Young / Foster+Partners.</figcaption></figure><p>One of the main goals in the building's transformation was to reconnect the structure at ground level with a new street front, transparent and open ground floor space, and enhanced landscaping of the surrounding grounds.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yp/yp4zloc6mh9y0l4f.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yp/yp4zloc6mh9y0l4f.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Exterior Details of The Murray. Image: Michael Weber.</figcaption></figure><p>Visitors are now greeted by entering...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150064496/museum-of-fine-arts-houston-to-inaugurate-glassell-school-of-art-on-may-20-completes-first-phase-of-redevelopment Museum of Fine Arts, Houston to inaugurate Glassell School of Art on May 20, completes first phase of redevelopment Justine Testado 2018-05-15T18:48:00-04:00 >2018-05-16T13:11:25-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1f/1fkwhvqxla64tyyf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will celebrate the inauguration of the Glassell School of Art this Sunday, May 20, marking the completion of the first phase of the museum's 14-acre&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/118443491/more-details-on-the-museum-of-fine-arts-houston-campus-expansion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">redevelopment</a>. The first phase also includes the BBVA Compass Roof Garden designed by Steven Holl Architects and The Brown Foundation, Inc. Plaza by Deborah Nevins &amp; Associates.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ug/ugz8m53jhu09smh8.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ug/ugz8m53jhu09smh8.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Glassell School of Art, west elevation. Photo &copy; Richard Barnes.</figcaption></figure><p></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j8/j8yi3hgsui8vnb7z.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j8/j8yi3hgsui8vnb7z.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Glassell School of Art, west elevation. Photo &copy; Richard Barnes.</figcaption></figure><p>According to recent details from the MFAH, the Steven Holl Architects-designed, L-shaped Glassell School of Art features a 93,000 square-foot interior containing: three dozen studios illuminated with natural light; public gallery spaces for student and alumni exhibitions; a broad-stepped central staircase serving as the school's forum; a 75-seat auditorium; and a public coffee bar.&nbsp;With summer classes scheduled to begin on June 4, the school is the only museum-affiliated art school in the U.S. serving pr...</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/150063980/a-new-super-wood-nanofiber-biomaterial-is-stronger-than-spider-silk A new "super wood" nanofiber biomaterial is stronger than spider silk Hope Daley 2018-05-11T14:56:00-04:00 >2018-05-11T14:56:55-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2p/2pnx3p3o62virj5u.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Spider silk has long held the title of strongest natural biomaterial, so scientists have been trying to harness it, mimic it and even improve on the recipe for years. Now, researchers at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology have developed a new biomaterial out of wood nanofibers that steals the strength record.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A new material called "super <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/17153/wood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">wood</a>" is eight times stiffer than silk, which has been considered one of the strongest <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/403660/biodesign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">bio-based</a> materials. KTH researchers found a new technique to "densify" wood where fibers assemble to make the cell walls stiff and strong, a process called&nbsp;cellulose nanofibrils (CNFs).&nbsp;</p> <p>This wood <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/43646/nanomaterials" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">nanomaterial</a> is found to be as strong as steel, surpassing metals, alloys, ceramics and E-glass fibers. Researchers assert the technique could be used to produce strong and lightweight materials for constructing cars, planes, bikes, and furniture&mdash;as well as helping to assemble other nanofibers like carbon tubes.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150063821/weak-monument-estonia-s-2018-venice-biennale-pavilion-examines-the-implicit-politics-of-everyday-architectural-forms “Weak Monument”: Estonia's 2018 Venice Biennale Pavilion examines the implicit politics of everyday architectural forms Justine Testado 2018-05-10T15:35:00-04:00 >2018-05-10T15:35:12-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/83/83pbjwq79wcjajhf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>For the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/871008/2018-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2018 Venice Biennale</a>, Estonia's pavilion, <a href="http://weakmonument.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Weak Monument&rdquo;</a>, explores&nbsp;the explicit representation of the monument and the implicit politics of everyday architectural forms.</p> <p>Curated by Laura Linsi, Roland Reemaa and Tade&aacute;&scaron; &#344;&iacute;ha, the&nbsp;exhibition takes over the former Santa Maria Ausiliatrice church in Venice with pavement and a monument-like concrete wall that divides the exhibition space in two. As visitors cross through the wall, they'll find a collection of photos, drawings, and models of Estonian and European examples of &ldquo;weak monuments&rdquo;. They will then encounter a &ldquo;wall altar&rdquo;. &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qd/qddi9qnxtb9wu92v.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qd/qddi9qnxtb9wu92v.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p> <figure><figcaption>Wall altar. Image &copy; Weak Monument.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3z/3zmpxtgnz51h9u0k.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3z/3zmpxtgnz51h9u0k.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Weak Monument Section. &copy; Weak Monument 2018.</figcaption></figure><p>&ldquo;Monuments reside on the margin of the architectural discipline while directly embodying some of its most central qualities, such as relation to the site, delimitation of public space and capacity for representation,&rdquo; the curatorial team explains.&nbsp;<br></p> <p>&ldquo;In Estonia, the notion of monument appears as a foreign intruder. Its pre...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150063815/how-to-engage-the-past-in-architectural-dialogue-according-to-toshiko-mori-featured-in-new-time-space-existence-video How to engage the past in architectural dialogue according to Toshiko Mori, featured in new Time-Space-Existence video Archinect 2018-05-10T15:28:00-04:00 >2018-05-10T15:29:01-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ix/ix5gfqtiwxwim7uu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Acclaimed Japanese-American architect and former chair of architecture at <a href="https://archinect.com/harvard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard University GSD</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/6135/toshiko-mori-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toshiko Mori</a> has built a career on technical research, experimental design, and pedagogical practice. In the ninth video from the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1038019/time-space-existence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Time-Space-Existence</a> series, produced by <a href="https://plane-site.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PLANE&mdash;SITE</a>, Mori discusses the topics of time, space, and existence as they relate to her work.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/av/avgt9m0xh2ga44d2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/av/avgt9m0xh2ga44d2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Thread Arists' Residency. Photo by Iwan Baan.</figcaption></figure><p>Born in Japan in 1951, Mori emigrated to the United States as a teenager and went on to graduate from the <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/697/the-cooper-union" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cooper Union School of Architecture</a> in 1976, where she became a prot&eacute;g&eacute; of the school's dean John Hejduk. Afterwards, Mori began her career working with modernist architect Edward Larrabee Barnes, designer of the IBM Building at 57th Street and Madison Avenue.<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fc/fcalkrsy3zo0ve33.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fc/fcalkrsy3zo0ve33.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research. Photo by Iwan Baan.</figcaption></figure><p>Toshiko Mori's portfolio includes an impressive roster of projects such as a visitor center adjacent to&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/4673/frank-lloyd-wright" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright&rsquo;</a>s Darwin Martin House in Buffalo ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150063806/fresh-renderings-for-one-beekman-richard-rogers-first-residential-building-in-the-u-s Fresh renderings for One Beekman, Richard Rogers’ first residential building in the U.S. Devin Gannon 2018-05-10T13:26:00-04:00 >2018-05-10T13:26:20-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fj/fjsyrl3dpauhjet2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>New renderings have been unveiled for&nbsp;One Beekman, a&nbsp;mixed-use&nbsp;development designed by <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/3917/richard-rogers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richard Rogers</a>, and it has nearly reached its 25-story pinnacle in the Financial District. As the&nbsp;firm&rsquo;s first residential project in the United States,&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/55220775/rogers-stirk-harbour-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners</a>&nbsp;have designed&nbsp;a&nbsp;tower that provides&nbsp;every single apartment with views of&nbsp;City Hall Park&nbsp;by shifting the circulation core to the south, according to the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/10/realestate/a-new-25-story-tower-on-city-hall-park.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Times</a>. The front of the building is open with oversized windows, allowing for half of the 31 total condo units to have outdoor terraces overlooking the park.</p><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dv/dvwkh7w0flmo29ue.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dv/dvwkh7w0flmo29ue.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>The 95,000-square-foot development at 1 Beekman Street, nicknamed the &ldquo;Pearl on the Park,&rdquo; boasts a glassy facade and will feature a glazing system at its base for a more transparent look into the building&rsquo;s lobby and retail stores.</p><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ee/ees48l0227m9fcn0.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ee/ees48l0227m9fcn0.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>According to&nbsp;<a href="http://urbanmuse.us/portfolio/beekman" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban Muse</a>, RSH+P used materials that &ldquo;express their natural characteristics&ndash;and convey the inherent warmth and texture appropriate to residential dwellings.&rdquo; The...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150063582/9-graphic-posters-inspired-by-bjarke-ingels-group-projects-and-syntax-in-architecture 9 graphic posters inspired by Bjarke Ingels Group projects and syntax in architecture Hope Daley 2018-05-09T13:47:00-04:00 >2018-05-09T19:52:08-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8j/8j5t5rj7uqapb2kv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Giuseppe Gallo,&nbsp;a PhD candidate in Architecture at the University of Palermo, has created a series of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/9397/posters" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">posters</a> inspired by 9 <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)</a> projects.&nbsp;Gallo is the creative director of Mirabilia, a communication design studio based in Palermo, with a background in <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/9395/graphic-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">graphic design</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Reflecting on syntax in architecture,&nbsp;Gallo was inspired by the firm's response to functional problems as a method of generating new formal solutions. Take a look at these 9 projects next to their graphic interpretation:&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Serpentine Pavilion 2016</strong> &ndash; London, UK</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gn/gn1ui2b0v62ipmmv.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gn/gn1ui2b0v62ipmmv.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Serpentine Pavilion 2016 rendering by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). Image: Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/um/umx6zvfzhuzz2248.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/um/umx6zvfzhuzz2248.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Serpentine Pavilion 2016 poster design by Giuseppe Gallo. Image: Giuseppe Gallo.</figcaption></figure><p><strong>Kistefos Museum</strong> &ndash; Scandinavia<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mh/mh4zw8pipmj0w7xd.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mh/mh4zw8pipmj0w7xd.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Kistefos Museum rendering by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). Image: Bjarke Ingels Group.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/de/de3ykz0xr0b3qyqx.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/de/de3ykz0xr0b3qyqx.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Kistefos Museum poster design by Giuseppe Gallo. Image: Giuseppe Gallo.</figcaption></figure><p><strong>Amager Resource Center</strong> &ndash; Copenhagen, Denmark<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/de/dej2n2n36o3i9aj7.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/de/dej2n2n36o3i9aj7.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Amager Resource Center rendering by Bjar...</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150063457/cube-haus-commissions-top-architects-to-design-modular-affordable-homes Cube Haus commissions top architects to design modular, affordable homes Hope Daley 2018-05-08T15:57:00-04:00 >2018-05-08T18:25:14-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dd/dd3hxecxdp9p9q00.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>What if buying a house were more like buying a car? Could the process of choosing between a Ford, Volkswagen or Nissan ever translate into picking between an Adjaye, Rogers or Assemble? Beyond the dream of ever being able to buy a house, the prospect of commissioning an architect-designed home is an impossibly remote prospect for most of us, a luxury confined to the glossy pages of Sunday supplements and Grand Designs.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The founders of <a href="http://www.cube-haus.co.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cube Haus</a> have commissioned well known architects such as&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/adjayeassociates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Adjaye Associates</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/54850810/skene-catling-de-la-pena" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skene Catling de la Pe&ntilde;a</a>, and <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/83073930/carl-turner-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carl Turner Architects</a> to design <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/781244/modular-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">modular homes</a>&nbsp;at affordable prices. Targeting infill and backland sites in the London area, Cube Haus is looking to fill a small housing niche with well-crafted, off-plan new properties.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zk/zk5p8i6bougzhu1e.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zk/zk5p8i6bougzhu1e.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>Off-site production and lower margins allow the company to produce houses&nbsp;10%-15% cheaper than equivalent properties in a given area. The trick is to come up with modular designs that can properly adapt to different, awkward sites. Cube Haus aims to create a portfolio of building types that can be scaled up for larger number unit sites&mdash;creating <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/110562/affordable-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">affordable housing</a> designed by some of the top names in architecture.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150063440/kierantimberlake-develops-an-app-to-analyze-occupant-experience-in-passive-architecture KieranTimberlake develops an app to analyze occupant experience in passive architecture Hope Daley 2018-05-08T15:51:00-04:00 >2018-05-10T21:04:58-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0f/0fq3akuo9kswfbfg.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Architecture studio&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/kierantimberlake" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KieranTimberlake</a>&nbsp;used passive strategies to cool their <a href="https://archinect.com/news/bustler/6470/aia-cote-distinguishes-the-2018-top-ten-award-projects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">new Philadelphia office building</a> and installed 300 sensors to record data on how it was performing. Along with their network of sensors, the firm also developed an app called <a href="https://www.roastsurvey.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Roast</a> for their employees to rate how they felt in the building.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oz/oz1gfb4y8egg1dor.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oz/oz1gfb4y8egg1dor.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>The Roast app asks the user, &ldquo;How are you feeling today?&rdquo; allowing quick surveys pre-populated questions based on building industry standards.<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yk/yk5qugqpplp9k2cc.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yk/yk5qugqpplp9k2cc.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/px/pxxik24slewiamyx.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/px/pxxik24slewiamyx.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>The app offers an interactive online interface to analyze occupant comfort. Filter results to compare comfort acrosss space over time.</p> <p>This kind of post-occupancy evaluation focuses not just on the building's stats, but also on how people are experiencing the space. Together with metric data and employe experience feedback, the firm was able to produce an overall better design. The building was awarded the AIA&rsquo;s new&nbsp;Top Ten Plus Award&nbsp;this month, an annual honor given to a building with outstanding performance data.</p><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/149988442/how-to-get-a-job-at-kierantimberlake" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Want to work at&nbsp;K...</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150063402/bjarke-ingels-joins-wework-as-chief-architect-to-start-developing-neighborhood-scale-campuses Bjarke Ingels Joins WeWork as Chief Architect, to Start Developing Neighborhood-Scale "Campuses" Frank Gössage 2018-05-08T11:12:00-04:00 >2018-05-09T23:27:46-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lw/lw39764empipikq3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Neumann says that in 2018, that will mean WeWork will build more buildings, some that reimagine what&rsquo;s already there, like the Lord &amp; Taylor project, and others that WeWork and Ingels will design in their entirety. Then, in 2019, the company plans to start creating &ldquo;campuses&rdquo;&ndash;essentially, WeWork on a neighborhood scale. That could look like a several-block radius where there&rsquo;s a coworking space, coliving residence, and a school all clustered together, all operating under the WeWork umbrella.</p></em><br /><br /><p>BIG has shared with Archinect the following press release:</p><p><strong>WeWork announces Bjarke Ingels as Chief Architect to advise and develop the firm&rsquo;s design vision and language for buildings, campuses and neighborhoods globally. Bjarke will maintain his role as Founding Partner and Creative Director at the New York, London and Copenhagen-based architecture firm, BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group.</strong>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>&ldquo;WeWork was founded at the exact same time as when I had arrived to New York. In that short amount of time &ndash; the blink of an eye at the time scale of architecture &ndash; they have accomplished incredible things and they are committed to continuing their trajectory to places we can only imagine. WeWork&rsquo;s commitment to community and culturally-driven development is perfectly aligned with our active, social and environmental agendas.&nbsp;As WeWork takes on larger and more holistic urban and architectural challenges, I am very excited to contribute with my insights and ideas to extend their community-oriented vision to g...</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150063264/no-more-free-space-singapore-s-2018-venice-biennale-pavilion-explores-designing-welcoming-public-spaces-in-a-dense-cityscape “No More Free Space?”: Singapore's 2018 Venice Biennale Pavilion explores designing welcoming public spaces in a dense cityscape Justine Testado 2018-05-07T15:56:00-04:00 >2018-05-11T13:00:58-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rd/rd4b8j5jizics7i1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Despite limited physical space in <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1881/singapore" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Singapore</a>'s dense urban landscape &mdash; with a population of 5.6 million squeezed into about 278 square-miles of land, the country's architects and urban planners are coming up with unique solutions to create delightful spaces that help enhance everyday life. So is there truly <a href="https://www.nomorefreespace.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;No More Free Space?&rdquo;</a>; the Singapore Pavilion exhibition team for the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/871008/2018-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2018 Venice Biennale</a> explores this very question.</p><p>Marking Singapore's sixth showcase at the Biennale, the Pavilion highlights&nbsp;<a href="https://www.nomorefreespace.com/projects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">12 Singapore-based projects</a>&nbsp;that draw inspiration from nature and &ldquo;turn constraints into possibilities&rdquo;.&nbsp;With these projects, the Singapore Pavilion team wants to share their country's design approaches with other cities that are dealing with similar challenges.&nbsp;<br></p><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7l/7luiu0pifdtgx2ok.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7l/7luiu0pifdtgx2ok.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&ldquo;No More Free Space?&rdquo;, &copy; Singapore Pavilion, 16th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition. </figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hr/hrbj92tbnqsoksry.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hr/hrbj92tbnqsoksry.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Side elevation, &ldquo;No More Free Space?&rdquo;, &copy; Singapore Pavilion, 16th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition. </figcaption></figure><p>The c...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150063250/brussels-based-bob361-contributes-to-a-parisian-neighborhood-s-revitalization-with-this-eco-friendly-housing-project Brussels-based BOB361 contributes to a Parisian neighborhood's revitalization with this eco-friendly housing project Hope Daley 2018-05-07T15:43:00-04:00 >2018-05-07T15:43:38-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gb/gb16r3mkwpeb6qf5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>A&nbsp;new&nbsp;housing project in <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/812/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> was recently redeveloped by the Brussels-based firm BOB361. The apartment complex,&nbsp;Orteaux, is part of a larger <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/230693/revitalization" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">revitalization</a> project for a Parisian neighborhood located near the P&egrave;re Lachaise cemetery.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ut/utkdnds9suewqafy.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ut/utkdnds9suewqafy.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Orteaux by BOB361, located in Paris. Image: BOB361. </figcaption></figure><p>As part of this revival, the building consists of 21 apartments and functions as a sustainability pilot project for the city. It is the first project in Paris to receive the <a href="http://urbact.eu/france-ecoquartier-label-initiative" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&Eacute;coquartier</a> label.&nbsp;The entire redevelopment consists of 109 dwellings (75 of which are newly built), a public garden, and a range of commercial premises.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2p/2pgt5l1whd62w83z.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2p/2pgt5l1whd62w83z.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Orteaux by BOB361, located in Paris. Image: BOB361. </figcaption></figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a9/a9siwcnnzvwfqw2l.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a9/a9siwcnnzvwfqw2l.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Orteaux by BOB361, located in Paris. Image: BOB361. </figcaption></figure><p>The entire housing block is located in a heavily built-up, and neglected area within the 20th arrondissement of Paris. Initially scheduled for demolition, the block was saved as a result of local protests. The city of Paris then opted for partial renovation, sanctioning new b...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150063242/new-documentary-short-film-shows-off-the-groundbreaking-design-work-of-barbara-stauffacher-solomon New documentary short film shows off the groundbreaking design work of Barbara Stauffacher Solomon Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-05-07T14:32:00-04:00 >2018-05-07T14:36:11-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3y/3yj61jy1fpx6rkdh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>"To design is to see as in foresee; to draw visions not previously seen," says the&nbsp;groundbreaking designer Barbara Stauffacher Solomon in a new short documentary film about her work and life. A dancer-turned-graphic designer, Solomon was born in <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/224/san-francisco" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">San Francisco</a> but trained in Switzerland at the Basel Art Institute. Combining hard-edge Swiss graphics with California Abstract Expressionism,&nbsp;she defined California cool in the '60s.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1p/1pnn13dbsxriyld2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1p/1pnn13dbsxriyld2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Sea Ranch Tennis Club supergraphics by Barbara Stauffacher Solomon. Photo &copy; Jim Alinder/Princeton Architectural Press</figcaption></figure><p>An enduring visionary, the style Solomon pioneered came to be known as <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/493929/supergraphics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">supergraphics</a>: large graphics applied with vibrant colors, usually in geometric shapes, to walls or floors and ceilings to make the illusion of altered space. She is&nbsp;best known for her interior of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1026661/lawrence-halprin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lawrence Halprin</a>'s 1960s Sea Ranch&nbsp;and her 1991 Ribbon of Light installation at the Embarcadero Promenade in San Francisco.</p><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i2/i2tpnpydz9n8d22l.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i2/i2tpnpydz9n8d22l.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Kaiser Channel 44, KBHT T.V. Studio by Barbara Stauffache...</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150062814/10-new-architectural-details-for-your-friday-inspiration 10 new architectural details for your Friday inspiration Archinect 2018-05-04T08:55:00-04:00 >2018-05-04T12:31:48-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uh/uh5ylk6ed7sxj1ca.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/details/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Details</em></a>.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4o/4ofycp9bhmp03rmx.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4o/4ofycp9bhmp03rmx.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/bureaudechange/project/step-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Step House</a> in London, UK by <a href="https://archinect.com/bureaudechange" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bureau de Change</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t7/t7fg2cizmgmdvuyj.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t7/t7fg2cizmgmdvuyj.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/cookfox/project/live-work-home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LIVE WORK HOME</a> in Syracuse, NY by <a href="https://archinect.com/cookfox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">COOKFOX</a><br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8t/8tnvuv3gbuqlz632.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8t/8tnvuv3gbuqlz632.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/osandm/project/valetta-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Valetta House</a> in Ealing, UK by <a href="https://archinect.com/osandm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Office S&amp;M</a>; Photo: French + Tye<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/09/09xpeclvhcbtdvut.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/09/09xpeclvhcbtdvut.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/mkca/project/east-side-townhouse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">East Side Townhouse</a> in New York, NY by <a href="https://archinect.com/mkca" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MKCA // Michael K Chen Architecture</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q1/q1x25zig205msrg1.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q1/q1x25zig205msrg1.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/pHplus/project/bayford-mews" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bayford Mews</a> in London, UK by <a href="https://archinect.com/pHplus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pH+</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xv/xv65n7xy8xqod1y2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xv/xv65n7xy8xqod1y2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/project/150005930/headfoneshop/150058570" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Headfoneshop</a> in Toronto, Canada by <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/150005930/batay-csorba-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Batay-Csorba Architects</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oh/ohj7q43fu9xc1pru.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oh/ohj7q43fu9xc1pru.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/shentonarchitects/project/cheng-apartment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cheng Apartment</a> in New York, NY by <a href="https://archinect.com/shentonarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shenton Architects</a>; Photo: Eduard Hueber/ ARCHPHOTO<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3j/3j0avk7zn9rc1zbo.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3j/3j0avk7zn9rc1zbo.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/materiarq/project/parteluz-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Parteluz Pavilion</a> in Mexico City by <a href="https://archinect.com/materiarq" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MATERIA</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m9/m9onfogbaourp08f.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m9/m9onfogbaourp08f.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/nihilestudio/project/gonz-lez-fotograf-a-y-astronom-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gonz&aacute;lez Fotograf&iacute;a y Astronom&iacute;a</a> in Valencia, Spain by <a href="https://archinect.com/nihilestudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nihil Estudio 360&ordm; Design</a>; Photo: Nihil Estudio<br></p> <p><br></p> <p>Click <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/117299/archinect-pinterest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to see more "Ten Top Images on Archinect's Pinte...</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/150062400/the-high-rise-apartment-terrace-is-evolving The high rise apartment terrace is evolving Hope Daley 2018-05-01T17:54:00-04:00 >2018-05-01T21:00:08-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d0/d070wm47pervdf73.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>If yesterday&rsquo;s terraces were just little rectangular slabs tacked onto the sides of buildings &mdash; on which a tenant might cower, or perhaps more likely, rarely step foot &mdash; today&rsquo;s are becoming increasingly generous and welcoming. Some developers and architects are ushering in a new age of terrace design in a bid to provide more interesting outdoor space, capitalize on views and add greenery. In the process, they&rsquo;re adding drama to the buildings themselves.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/159370/west-57" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Via 57 West</a> terraces (pictured above) are inset to the building by&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group)</a>.&nbsp;The firm names them &ldquo;cockpits&rdquo; due to their shelter against wind and noise.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tl/tlsmqhyjlm75q0fl.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tl/tlsmqhyjlm75q0fl.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>305 East 44th Street terrace floor rendering. Image: Moso Studio.</figcaption></figure><figure><p>Terraces of 1,400-square-feet will be located between apartment floors at <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/126069552/the-new-skinny-kid-on-the-block-303-e-44th-st-promises-floating-gardens-in-the-manhattan-skies" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">305 East 44th Street</a>. The design will also feature spiral staircase leading from an apartment to its <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/13769/outdoor-spaces" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">outdoor space</a>.&nbsp;<br></p><p><br></p><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kj/kj1lzkxp2si3i5zj.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kj/kj1lzkxp2si3i5zj.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering of 48-unit residence development by FXCollaborative. Image: Williams New York.</figcaption></figure><p>Adding value to the traditional function of a terrace, <a href="https://archinect.com/fxfowle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FXCollaborative</a>&nbsp;took inspiration for this design from rippling water on the East River nearby.&nbsp;<br></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150062419/what-would-the-louvre-look-like-if-it-was-brutalist What would The Louvre look like if it was Brutalist? Hope Daley 2018-05-01T15:23:00-04:00 >2018-05-03T09:49:20-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q9/q9i9fc60krh54qfr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>These 7&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/351727/iconic" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">iconic</a> buildings have been reconstructed in different architectural styles, such as The Louvre in Brutalist style pictured above. The effect is jarring to say the least...&nbsp;</p> <p>Buckingham Palace in Bauhaus style:&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gq/gqa38d30zidfhbr2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gq/gqa38d30zidfhbr2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>Falling Water House in Classical style:</p> <figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xn/xn3v5kts49gs8zw9.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xn/xn3v5kts49gs8zw9.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><br></figure><figure><figure><p>Museu de Arte Contempor&acirc;nea de Niter&oacute;i in Sustainable style:</p><p><br></p><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6l/6lw5efv0mq7w3dop.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6l/6lw5efv0mq7w3dop.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>CN Tower in Ancient Egyptian style:<br></p><p><br></p><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sl/sl2tc453g27p97ed.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sl/sl2tc453g27p97ed.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><br></figure></figure><figure><p>Petronas Towers in Gothic style:</p><p><br></p><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x4/x4nc8evz0606a3ac.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x4/x4nc8evz0606a3ac.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>Sydney Opera House in Tudor style:</p><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x5/x5wxpdlj4h55f227.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x5/x5wxpdlj4h55f227.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><p><br></p><p>These reworked renderings were designed by NeoMam Studios for&nbsp;<a href="https://www.expedia.ca/travelblog/what-7-iconic-buildings-would-look-like-in-different-architectural-styles/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Expedia Canada</a>.&nbsp;<br></p></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150062401/the-fantastic-cardboard-city-models-of-bodys-isek-kingelez-on-display-in-moma-s-first-retrospective-of-the-congolese-artist The fantastic, cardboard city models of Bodys Isek Kingelez on display in MoMA's first retrospective of the Congolese artist Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-05-01T14:26:00-04:00 >2018-05-01T15:31:24-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uz/uzaofau7xjy1mo7i.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>In its first-ever solo show of a Black African artist, New York's <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/591997/museum-of-modern-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of Modern Art</a> will put the work of visionary Congolese artist Bodys Isek Kingelez on full display.&nbsp;On view from May 26, 2018 through January 1, 2019,&nbsp;<em>City Dreams</em> will span the sculptor's three-decade career from his early single-building sculptures, to his spectacular sprawling cities and futuristic late works.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rv/rvidje8pxbjgpy64.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rv/rvidje8pxbjgpy64.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Bodys Isek Kingelez (Congolese, 1948-2015). Paris Nouvel. 1989. Paper, paperboard, and other various materials, 33 7/16 &times; 24 &times; 27 9/16&Prime; (85 &times; 61 &times; 70 cm). Long-term loan from the Centre national des arts plastiques, France to the Ch&acirc;teau d&rsquo;Oiron, France, FNAC 981003. &copy; Cnap (France) / droits r&eacute;s&eacute;rves; photograph by Fr&eacute;d&eacute;ric Pignoux, Studio Lud</figcaption></figure><p>The self-trained artist, who passed in 2015, was known for his <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/317302/models" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"extreme maquettes"</a> in which he transformed paper, commercial packaging, and other everyday materials into dazzling, intricate sculptures. From fanciful models of civic buildings and public monuments, t...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150061843/10-vivid-examples-of-color-in-architecture 10 vivid examples of color in architecture Archinect 2018-04-27T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-04-27T13:40:50-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jz/jzt0l38it74z57q8.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/color/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Color</em></a>.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/23/23wfuos9nvqxy95p.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/23/23wfuos9nvqxy95p.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/osandm/project/valetta-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Valetta House</a> in Ealing, UK by <a href="https://archinect.com/osandm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Office S&amp;M</a>; Photo: French + Tye<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xn/xngb6ehp2si5huir.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xn/xngb6ehp2si5huir.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/project/46474491/est-e-lauder-companies/150061495" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Est&eacute;e Lauder Companies</a> in London, UK by <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/46474491/mcm-architecture-ltd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MCM Architecture Ltd</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1g/1gui8mudbrs6235t.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1g/1gui8mudbrs6235t.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/andrewbermanarchitect/project/stapleton-library" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Library</a> in Stapleton, NY by <a href="https://archinect.com/andrewbermanarchitect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andrew Berman Architect</a>; Photo: Naho Kubota<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g8/g8f2xjecz7qc5720.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g8/g8f2xjecz7qc5720.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/NOZarquitectura/project/pump-gym-in-almada-lisbon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PUMP Gym</a> in Almada, Lisbon, Portugal by <a href="https://archinect.com/NOZarquitectura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NOZ Arquitectura</a>; Photo: Fernando Guerra<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pc/pcvz6ukwhrca27uo.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pc/pcvz6ukwhrca27uo.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/KUBEarchitecture/project/salt-and-pepper-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Salt and Pepper House</a> in Washington, D.C. by <a href="https://archinect.com/KUBEarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kube Architecture</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6y/6ylcfcc49xm3ugzw.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6y/6ylcfcc49xm3ugzw.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/project/29494805/rathbone-square/150055185" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rathbone Square</a> in London, UK by <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/29494805/make-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Make Architects</a>; Photo: Edmund Sumner<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2p/2pudud919cod8r3c.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2p/2pudud919cod8r3c.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/project/53302/paisley-the-secret-collection/150051194" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Secret Collection</a> in Paisley, UK by <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/53302/collective-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Collective Architecture</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jz/jzzdor29i2461lo5.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jz/jzzdor29i2461lo5.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/project/150050071/key-center-lobby-repositioning/150050103" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Key Center Lobby Repositioning</a> in Seattle, WA by <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/150050071/skb-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SkB Architects</a>; Photo: Spencer Lowell<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2e/2ecg0ayozexlst9u.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2e/2ecg0ayozexlst9u.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/zestarchitecture/project/creueta-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Creueta House</a> in Barcelona, Spain by <a href="https://archinect.com/zestarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ZEST architectu...</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150061798/plans-announced-for-a-gondola-to-connect-la-s-dodger-stadium-with-union-station Plans announced for a gondola to connect LA's Dodger Stadium with Union Station Hope Daley 2018-04-26T17:37:00-04:00 >2018-04-27T14:00:39-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c5/c5vsh35non1oz5qc.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Aerial Rapid Transit Technologies, LLC has announced plans to construct a gondola system that could ferry passengers between Union Station and Dodger Stadium in a five-minute end-to-end ride.&nbsp; Each cabin would be capable of accommodating 30 to 40 passengers, according to an official website, with capacity for up to 5,000 passengers per hour at peak frequencies.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Currently, the only <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/327565/public-transit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">transit</a> service to Dodger Stadium is a bus line operated by the Metro. The new <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/471401/gondola" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">gondola</a> system would be cheaper than stadium parking and would help alleviate traffic congestion in <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1322/los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a> on game days.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/83/83xg0v3tmv3ho0y9.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/83/83xg0v3tmv3ho0y9.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering of proposed gondola system. Image: ARTT LLC.</figcaption></figure><p>The next steps are seeking approval for the project, including an environmental impact report, and pursuing a lease for the stop at Union Station. Public outreach may begin later this year with a possible route set in 2019 or 2020 and the potential to open in 2022.&nbsp;<br></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150061645/announcing-the-leaf-awards-and-international-forum-to-be-held-this-october Announcing the LEAF Awards and International Forum to be held this October Sponsor 2018-04-26T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-04-25T20:42:25-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zj/zjbhxxllhn8hwilx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><figure><p><a href="http://www.arena-international.com/leafawards/latest-news/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vg/vgzddzpxopb9uv1o.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.arena-international.com/leafawards/latest-news/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ABB LEAF Awards</a>.</strong></em></p> <p>The LEAF Awards is an annual awards ceremony founded in 2001 that brings together leading architects, designers, developers and suppliers from around the world. It recognizes innovative architectural design projects and celebrates excellence in building design on an international scale. Every year each entry project is judged within its specific category by a leading panel of esteemed industry experts from around the world. Typically the LEAF Awards receive over 200 entries from a variety of architectural practices with recently completed or almost completed building design projects.&nbsp;</p> <p>Following on from the truly international success and recognition of the 2017 ABB LEAF Awards, we are excited to announce that the ABB LEAF Awards 2018 will be held on Thursday 18th October, 2018, Frankfurt, Germany. 2018 welcomes the introduction of combining the ABB LEAF Awards with its partner event, LEAF Forum 2018, taking place on the 17th and 18th O...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150061634/spf-architects-to-begin-construction-on-la-river-bridge-in-2019 SPF:architects to begin construction on LA River Bridge in 2019 Hope Daley 2018-04-25T19:28:00-04:00 >2018-04-27T14:01:39-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sh/shddlknjnu4sc2hk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/spfa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SPF:architects</a> (SPF:a) has just released new renderings for&nbsp;Rumblefish, a 400-foot pedestrian bridge spanning across the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/842448/next-up-la-river-mini-session" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA River</a> and connecting Elysian Valley (Frogtown) to Taylor Yard, a 42-acre industrial parcel and former rail yard site at the center of the city&rsquo;s river <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/766907/la-river-revitalization" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">revitalization plans</a>.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ic/icm3gi8ufspucfz4.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ic/icm3gi8ufspucfz4.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rumblefish bridge rendering over the Los Angeles River. &copy; SPF:architects</figcaption></figure><p>The name Rumblefish refers to the 1983 Coppola film about rival gangs which the firm chose as a symbolic gesture to the area&rsquo;s own history of gang violence. SPF:a envisions the officially-named&nbsp;Taylor Yard Bikeway &amp; Pedestrian Bridge&nbsp;as a peaceful community collision.<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ad/adw7cd6js6ljlmea.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ad/adw7cd6js6ljlmea.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rumblefish bridge rendering over the Los Angeles River. &copy; SPF:architects</figcaption></figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qv/qvowiappn8s3kqvu.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qv/qvowiappn8s3kqvu.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Rumblefish bridge rendering over the Los Angeles River. &copy; SPF:architects</figcaption></figure><p>Influenced by classic railway bridges and the mid-20th&nbsp;century Los Angeles Case Study Houses, the simple geometric design and deliberate choice to employ the lightest structural elements possible (tube steel, wide f...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150061585/3xn-gerner-gerner-plus-propose-undulating-aquarium-at-vienna-s-sch-nbrunn-zoo 3XN + Gerner Gerner Plus propose undulating aquarium at Vienna's Schönbrunn Zoo Justine Testado 2018-04-25T15:04:00-04:00 >2018-04-26T14:00:19-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gq/gq8v8mcqp4sm4dss.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/12533/3xn-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3XN</a> and Austrian firm GERNER GERNER PLUS&nbsp;unveiled&nbsp;a new aquarium scheme titled &ldquo;Poseidon's Realm&rdquo;, which won second place in an international competition of the Sch&ouml;nbrunn Zoo in Vienna (A winner is yet to be announced).&nbsp;Working with&nbsp;aquarium specialists ATT, the team designed the aquarium with an&nbsp;undulating silhouette so that it appears like &ldquo;a great, mysterious veil&rdquo; across the zoo's landscape.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t2/t26hk3aghymsghci.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t2/t26hk3aghymsghci.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image &copy; 3XN.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lz/lzpm139w13dwqg56.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lz/lzpm139w13dwqg56.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image &copy; 3XN.</figcaption></figure><p>Covering 6,000 m2 (65,000 sq.ft), the building is divided into four levels and topped with a green roof that is embedded within the zoo's path network &mdash; plus, the roof houses a bearded vulture aviary.&nbsp;</p> <p>The aquarium features a glazed, wave-shaped welcome entrance that leads visitors into a &ldquo;waterworld&rdquo; tour. Changing temperatures, ambient sounds, lighting, and ceiling heights add to the experience.&nbsp;The main path widens into smaller bays that lead to individual tanks, creating a more intimate experience between visitors and aquatic life.&nbsp;At the end of the tour is a gi...</p>