Archinect - News 2018-02-25T18:30:51-05:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150051466/hammer-museum-releases-new-renderings-by-michael-maltzan-for-multi-year-expansion Hammer Museum releases new renderings by Michael Maltzan for multi-year expansion Hope Daley 2018-02-23T19:45:00-05:00 >2018-02-23T19:45:41-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9c/9crrfzdnc54yh9py.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/322269/hammer-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hammer Museum</a>, housing <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1322/los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a>' 3rd largest collection of artistic innovation, has announced a public launch of a $180 million capital campaign in their multiyear expansion plan. A masterplan to improve every facet of the museum has been underway since 2000 lead by&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/21290/michael-maltzan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Maltzan</a>. Renovations <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149988781/michael-maltzan-s-renderings-of-the-expanded-hammer-museum-reveal-cautious-yet-possibly-ebullient-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">began last summer with preliminary renderings</a> of his designs for transforming the space.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kz/kz218174bi12yaum.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kz/kz218174bi12yaum.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Elevated bookstore rendering. Image: Michael Maltzan Architecture.</figcaption></figure><p>With a $30 million lead gift from L.A. philanthropists Lynda and Stewart Resnick (the largest in the museum's history), the facade design will now reflect the building's name dedicated to the Resnicks. Additional renderings have also been released along with a timeline of phases to be completed in 2020.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/db/dblxupftkvjak4lg.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/db/dblxupftkvjak4lg.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>New contemporary gallery interior rendering. Image: Michael Maltzan Architecture.</figcaption></figure><p>Construction began in 2017 on renovating the third-floor exhibition spaces, now featuring a 10,000-square-foot contiguous gallery that accommodates ma...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150051280/reinventing-school-buildings-for-the-age-of-mass-shootings Reinventing school buildings for the age of mass shootings Nam Henderson 2018-02-22T16:59:00-05:00 >2018-02-25T18:04:20-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9z/9zi484ccizk21xu1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>For architects, the challenge is balancing the need for additional security with design principles that foster a more nurturing educational environment for students. As architect Jim French explained, designers could apply the design methods used to keep prisons secure to schools, but that would hamper the experience for children.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Following the recent school shooting in Parkland, Fla. Jacob Passy reviews some of the ways that the design of schools is changing to address safety concerns.</p> <p>Interestingly, at last night's <a href="https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2018/02/22/gun-town-hall-sheriff-loesch-sot.cnn/video/playlists/stoneman-douglas-parkland-shooting-cnn-town-hall-gun-debate/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CNN Town Hall Gun Debate</a>, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel argued there are three things we need to do in America to prevent future tragedies; 1) we have to use CPTED (Crime prevention through environmental design) to make schools harder to penetrate 2) we need to empower law enforcement to help people with mental illness get the care they need and restrict them from owning guns 3) lastly and perhaps most importantly we <em>do need</em> gun control reform.<br></p> <p>Of note, none of those three actions include President Trump's (and the NRA's) preferred option which is <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/966650397002813440" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">arming teachers</a>.<br></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150051237/infrastructure-is-not-neutral-case-studies-of-communities-decimated-by-highways Infrastructure is not neutral; case studies of communities decimated by highways Hope Daley 2018-02-22T15:06:00-05:00 >2018-02-23T22:48:47-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/r8/r89738o4yg586fe0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Making the case that infrastructure itself can be exclusionary is hardly straightforward. Many of the worst decisions in US planning were made decades ago to intentionally disenfranchise, marginalise and separate communities; policies such as redlining and &ldquo;blight clearing&rdquo; are well-documented embarrassments. But many decisions that segregated communities were unintentional. The stop sign and one-way street might seem benign, but they shape our lives in ways we sometimes don&rsquo;t even realise.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Through focusing in on 5 case studies where communities have been obliterated by <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/398/infrastructure" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">infrastructure</a> decisions, the direct impact of highways and walls take on greater levels of meaning and urgency. The power of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/235529/city-planning" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">city planning</a>&nbsp;also comes into greater consideration presently as the US takes on a massive infrastructure revitalization project.&nbsp;</p> <p>"Too big to replace, too expensive to tear down", Miller emphasizes the importance of digging into the history of our country's <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/278/development" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">development</a> in order to understand past injustices, prevent future abuse, and address current issues as they stand right now.&nbsp;</p> <p>An in depth look focuses on Detroit&rsquo;s 8 Mile and historical Black Bottom neighborhoods, West Oakland in California, West Baltimore, and&nbsp;Jackson Ward in Richmond, Virginia.&nbsp;Arresting images of overlapping interstates where communities used to be reveal a truth many of us drive on in our everyday lives.</p> <p>Please read&nbsp;<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/feb/21/roads-nowhere-infrastructure-american-inequality" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Johnny Miller's full piece</a> on how infrastructure decisions impact communities and are dir...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150051247/queer-spaces-intersections-lgbt-historic-sites-urban-omnibus-launches-new-series Queer Spaces, Intersections, LGBT Historic Sites: Urban Omnibus launches new series Alexander Walter 2018-02-22T14:32:00-05:00 >2018-02-22T14:32:43-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/69/692nxphv8a8dlev9.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>As designers and urbanists engage with LGBTQ+ identity, what role do gender and sexuality play in the preservation, design, and management of urban space today? [...] Marginalization means invisibility, both in history and space. New efforts seek to reclaim and preserve queer histories inscribed in sites across the city.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>Urban Omnibus</em>, a publication of the Architectural League of New York, recently launched its new series&nbsp;<a href="https://urbanomnibus.net/series/intersections/#surfacing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Intersections: Surfacing</a>&nbsp;(guest-edited by Jacob R. Moore), allowing a more informed look at issues of&nbsp;gender and sexuality in the context of design &amp; urban history.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150051094/harvard-gsd-awards-the-high-line-with-2017-veronica-rudge-green-prize-in-urban-design Harvard GSD awards The High Line with 2017 Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design Justine Testado 2018-02-21T15:47:00-05:00 >2018-02-21T15:48:00-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ex/exiodwkmpud7mioh.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/harvard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard GSD</a>&nbsp;awarded the 13th Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design to <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/640612/the-high-line" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The High Line</a> in New York. The Green Prize committee awarded the $50,000 prize to the Friends of the High Line for their continued stewardship behind the project, which has long been hailed as a model example of urban revitalization and collaboration.&nbsp;</p> <p>In 2004, the Friends of the High Line and the City of New York selected&nbsp; <a href="https://archinect.com/jcfo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">James Corner Field Operations</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/145736562/liz-diller-gets-high-discussing-the-high-line-s-development-with-christopher-hawthorne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diller Scofidio + Renfro</a>, and Piet Oudolf to design the linear public park. Stretching a mile and a half on a freight rail 30 feet above Manhattan's streets, the &ldquo;floating promenade&rdquo; welcomes over 8 million visitors and hosts over 450 public programs every year.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h6/h6cwf1q61s2yswbk.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h6/h6cwf1q61s2yswbk.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Timothy Schenck, via The High Line/Facebook.</figcaption></figure><p>In selecting the winner, the 2017 Green Prize jury traveled to all the finalist projects. They chose to award The High Line &ldquo;not only for its exceptional design quality, but also because it was a cooperatively-orchestrated, multifaceted endeavor in wh...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150051072/the-french-laundry-gets-a-10-million-michelin-starred-revamp-from-sn-hetta The French Laundry gets a $10 million Michelin-starred revamp from Snøhetta Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-02-21T15:36:00-05:00 >2018-02-25T17:17:16-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h2/h2r1ph83x7mxm306.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Since opening its doors in 1994, Thomas Keller's restaurant,&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/890699/the-french-laundry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The French Laundry</a>, has been considered one of the best fine dining destinations in the world. It has three Michelin stars to its name, has been called "the best restaurant in the world, period" by celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, and consistently&nbsp;tops Restaurant magazine's annual list of the world's best restaurants.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4w/4wtmhrifxpdas8b6.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4w/4wtmhrifxpdas8b6.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&copy; Michael Grimm</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lk/lkn6q7e349qnimme.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lk/lkn6q7e349qnimme.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&copy; Michael Grimm</figcaption></figure><p>So, when the celebrated culinary chef decided four years ago to remodel his wine cellar, he turned to one of the architecture world's most distinguished firms to do so&mdash;the award-winning, internationally renowned&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/snohetta" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta</a>. Their partnership, strengthened by a shared penchant for minimalist design, eventually grew into an extensive remodel involving a new kitchen design and courtyard renovation that is now nearing completion.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ce/ce18380qvo6abljv.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ce/ce18380qvo6abljv.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&copy; Michael Grimm</figcaption></figure><p>Redone to the tune of 10 million dollars, the project has involved a revamp of their 3,000-square-foot kitchen; the addition of a 2,500-square...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150051071/conceptual-proposal-by-humphreys-partners-envisions-futuristic-mixed-use-nyc-project-with-micro-units-and-drone-landings Conceptual proposal by Humphreys & Partners envisions futuristic mixed-use NYC project with micro units and drone landings devingannon 2018-02-21T13:28:00-05:00 >2018-02-21T13:43:29-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/st/strak30gtw4f8js9.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Although Mayor Bill de Blasio&nbsp;announced last year new mandates to force building owners to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as a way to&nbsp;fight <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/167905/climate-change" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">climate change</a>, a Dallas-based architecture firm has taken the idea of&nbsp;sustainable&nbsp;design to the next level.&nbsp;During last month&rsquo;s International Builder&rsquo;s Show, <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/10245729/humphreys-partners-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Humphreys &amp; Partners</a> presented a conceptual&nbsp;plan for a mixed-use project on Manhattan&rsquo;s waterfront. In&nbsp;<em><a href="https://humphreys.com/pier-2-apartment-of-the-future/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pier 2: Apartment of the Future</a>,&nbsp;</em>the architects tackled major issues prevalent in many cities, like affordability and energy efficiency (h/t&nbsp;<a href="https://ny.curbed.com/2018/2/21/17035538/pier-2-manhattan-apartment-future-rendering" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Curbed NY</a>). The&nbsp;futuristic&nbsp;proposal&nbsp;includes two towers with modular and <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/204975/micro-units" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">micro-units</a>,&nbsp;which would boast futuristic amenities like <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/149995618/the-architecture-of-artificial-intelligence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">artificial intelligence</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/240637/drones" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">drones</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/90971/smart-home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">home automation</a> and more.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oc/oco39rshftm259o9.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oc/oco39rshftm259o9.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>The proposal cites Elon Musk&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/320195/hyperloop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyperloop</a>&nbsp;proposal as a look into the future of transportation. The firm incorporates the concept of autonomous&nbsp;transportation by including automated parking systems, areas to land drones and energy-generating walkways. On the ground...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150050887/inside-frank-gehry-and-thomas-krens-hybrid-extreme-model-railroad-and-contemporary-architecture-museum Inside Frank Gehry and Thomas Krens' hybrid Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum Hope Daley 2018-02-20T14:25:00-05:00 >2018-02-20T14:25:54-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/at/att9ulk61g3mek2j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Picture the World Trade Center near the Empire State Building near Fenway Park near London's Tate Modern. Now picture trains zipping past the architectural icons. That is the vision world-famous architect Frank Gehry and museum developer Thomas Krens are trying to bring to North Adams, in the form of the Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum.</p></em><br /><br /><p>With the aim of developing North Adams, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/269782/massachusetts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Massachusetts</a> as a cultural destination, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/5540/frank-gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry</a> and Thomas Krens <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150025691/frank-gehry-to-partner-again-with-thomas-krens-on-extreme-model-railroad-and-contemporary-architecture-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">released plans last summer</a> for their hybrid Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum. The initial concept has now developed into an entire model showcasing more of what the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/3330/museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">museum</a> will look like.&nbsp;</p><p>The model museum features 164 buildings showcasing contemporary architecture by 71 international architects. Interwoven amongst these building 12 rail lines will run 107 operating model trains.&nbsp;</p> <p>The proposed museum houses this entire set up in one 670-foot-long gallery stretching the length of 2.5 football fields. Buildings will be constructed at a 1:48 scale including iconic structures such as the Seagram Building in Manhattan or the Brooklyn Bridge. The tallest building, the One World Trade Center, will reach 40 feet tall.&nbsp;</p> <p>The trains and buildings will also be surrounded by video-projected landscaping blending the physical models into a seamless background. The...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150050884/oma-reveals-renovation-plans-to-transform-the-new-tretyakov-gallery-in-moscow OMA reveals renovation plans to transform the New Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-02-20T13:42:00-05:00 >2018-02-21T13:32:15-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1a/1astuymcwthvpofz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/382/oma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA</a>/Rem Koolhaas have released plans for their redesign of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/59324/moscow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moscow</a>'s New Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val. As one of Russia's largest museums, the space hosts 20th century Russian and Soviet art including works by Malevich, Kandinsky, Chagall, and Soviet artists such as Aleksandr Deyneka and Vera Mukhina.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7b/7bzgfd9v6g7r2fnp.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7b/7bzgfd9v6g7r2fnp.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image courtesy of OMA.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/95/952n1i8zzw5bos5r.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/95/952n1i8zzw5bos5r.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image Courtesy of OMA.</figcaption></figure><figure><p>Since 1985, the gallery has sat in a large modern building designed by N.P. Sukoyan and Y.N. Sheverdyaev that consists of multiple exhibition halls for a total floor area of 61.091m&sup2;. OMA's redesign will create four distinct sections of the museum&mdash;a space for art storage, an Education Center, room to house the collection, and a Festival Hall. The renovation will also focus on creating a new entrance along the Moscow river and carefully placed cutouts in the fa&ccedil;ade will open up the interior spaces to the city.</p></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rp/rpgeicqwpuexnvub.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rp/rpgeicqwpuexnvub.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image courtesy of OMA.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oy/oypydva05swumkbp.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oy/oypydva05swumkbp.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image courtesy of OMA.</figcaption></figure><p>The redesign will be OMA's third cultural project in Russia, having previously worked on ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150050733/spf-a-unveils-orange-tree-inspired-design-for-anaheim-performing-arts-center-in-california SPF:a unveils orange tree-inspired design for Anaheim Performing Arts Center in California Justine Testado 2018-02-19T19:44:00-05:00 >2018-02-22T11:54:33-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fa/fa163q4eteuxygke.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>After 20 years in the heart of Anaheim, California, the City National Grove of Anaheim venue will soon become the Anaheim Performing Arts Center. Today, <a href="https://archinect.com/spfa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SPF:a</a> from Culver City unveiled their scheme for the new $500 million project.</p> <p>For starters, the 500,000-square-foot campus will feature three theaters:&nbsp;a 2,000-seat concert hall, a 1,700-seat opera hall, and a 600-seat black box theatre. It'll also include a museum tower with an observatory set on a 24-foot podium, an outdoor amphitheater, a convention hall, office space, two restaurants, and lecture rooms.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wu/wuc6lcs70bvlwmft.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wu/wuc6lcs70bvlwmft.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image courtesy of SPF:a.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bw/bw8qqra26zrz4393.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bw/bw8qqra26zrz4393.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image courtesy of SPF:a.</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rq/rqjqgacozmfnchhb.jpg"><figcaption>The Anaheim Performing Arts Center in Anaheim, California by SPF:a. Image courtesy of SPF:a.</figcaption></figure><p>Featuring concentric circles and&nbsp;perforated copper-anodized cladding on the main structures, the campus pays tribute to Anaheim's agricultural history.&nbsp;After Anaheim's vineyards succumbed to disease in the late 19th century, the city invested in citriculture.&nbsp;&nbsp;&ldquo;Anaheim&rsquo;s socioeconomic drive...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150050693/russian-artist-burns-gothic-cathedral-made-of-sticks-at-maslenitsa-carnival Russian artist burns Gothic cathedral made of sticks at Maslenitsa carnival Hope Daley 2018-02-19T18:44:00-05:00 >2018-02-19T18:44:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/85/855bj1wkn2bh88fc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>A 30m-tall Gothic cathedral built of branches and twigs that was set alight on Saturday (17 February) causing controversy in Russia. The burning took place at Nikola-Lenivets, a rural artists&rsquo; colony 200km south of Moscow, and was the culmination of pre-Lenten carnival festivities known as Maslenitsa. The event is often likened to the US Burning Man festival.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Artist Nikolay Polissky, founder of Nikola-Lenivets, creates impressive land art <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/973499/installations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">installations</a> to burn for <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/3760/russia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Russia</a>'s&nbsp;Maslenitsa festival each year. This Russian folk tradition is celebrated during the last week before Lent and traditionally ends with the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/4580/fire" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">burning</a> of a scarecrow.&nbsp;</p> <p>This year, the festival's title was Flaming Gothic, which is the literal Russian translation of the ornate architecture style. Although it was in line with the theme of the festival, Polissky's <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/224683/cathedral" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">cathedral</a> sparked controversy after the images and videos of it burning went viral. Some claimed it was an attack on Christianity and Russian Orthodoxy, while others asserted this played into Russian nationalist propaganda.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q4/q43es79djz9muth2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q4/q43es79djz9muth2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Flaming Gothic installation by Nikolay Polissky at Maslenitsa 2018 festival. Image: Andrei Nikerichev.</figcaption></figure><p>Far from his intentions, Polissky explains, &ldquo;There was nothing of religious worship in my art object, of course there were no crosses, altar or any religious symbols. This is not a copy of any exis...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150050657/this-video-game-tests-your-ability-to-handle-the-retail-madness-of-an-american-mall This video game tests your ability to handle the retail madness of an American mall Hope Daley 2018-02-19T15:17:00-05:00 >2018-02-19T15:52:51-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/db/db6g8izrbr3kypi6.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>With the rise of online shopping, we have all been watching the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/86194/dead-malls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">dead mall</a> epidemic for many years now. Addressing those left hanging on in today's world, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/440286/bloomberg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bloomberg</a> now brings us the <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/features/american-mall-game/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The American Mall Game: A 2018 Retail Challenge</a>. Try your odds at managing a failing mall in this retro 90's computer game.&nbsp;</p> <p>First you must choose a player&mdash;I chose Colton, who made his fortune selling his beanie babies collection at the height of its craze and wants to prove to his parents he's an adult. Next you will choose a strategy of either modernizing, creating an alternative mall, or cutting costs.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6e/6e67axzcr9oolrla.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6e/6e67axzcr9oolrla.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>The American Mall Game: A 2018 Retail Challenge with an irritated shopper.</figcaption></figure><p>Your broker, wearing flashy 90's shades, gives you advice on how to save your dying mall. Navigate through stores like "Victoria's Conspiracy" and "Marcy's" while you get rid of rats, trash, and cyberpunk delinquents.&nbsp;<br></p> <p>I was too busy clicking on shoppers to read their irritated comments and failed quickly. See how you fare in thi...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150050662/probably-the-most-creative-person-in-the-world-the-new-yorker-profiles-thomas-heatherwick "Probably the most creative person in the world" — The New Yorker profiles Thomas Heatherwick Alexander Walter 2018-02-19T15:02:00-05:00 >2018-02-21T15:43:14-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/id/idn1zr1jpfgnv0h6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Heatherwick Studio employs architects, but Heatherwick is not an architect. His work could be described as a celebration of never having absorbed, in a formal architectural education, dogma about designing things to be flush and taut. &ldquo;There&rsquo;s a Harry Potter-esque, Victorian quirkiness in the work,&rdquo; Ingels said. &ldquo;An element of steampunk, almost.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>In his long read for <em>The New Yorker</em>, Ian Parker tells the story of New York's (potential) new Eiffel Tower, the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/811942/vessel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vessel</a> at Hudson Yards, and profiles the British designer behind this and many other ambitious structures, <a href="https://archinect.com/heatherwick" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Heatherwick</a>.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150050651/norman-foster-stelton-present-new-range-of-minimalist-tableware Norman Foster & Stelton present new range of minimalist tableware Alexander Walter 2018-02-19T13:49:00-05:00 >2018-02-19T13:53:58-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j8/j80rosqa5g4czhf1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>A range of minimalist tableware is the result of <a href="https://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norman Foster</a>'s latest collaboration as a designer outside of the world of architecture, with Danish design house Stelton.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f2/f229i8kesq0di7zr.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f2/f229i8kesq0di7zr.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Foster + Partners.</figcaption></figure><p>Combining simple sculptural form and soft geometry, the Norman Foster Collection spans a spectrum of materials, including glass, porcelain, and stainless steel, and features wine goblets, carafes, bowls, porcelain and glass coffee cups, a sugar bowl, and a thermos.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zv/zvejrt0kryechxdy.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zv/zvejrt0kryechxdy.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Foster + Partners.</figcaption></figure><p>"There&rsquo;s a wonderful ambiguity in the power of a curve, the power of a line, whether it is defining an individual, a building, a bridge, a skyline, or a vessel," Norman Foster says about the new line. "They are all part of the same family, in a way. The issues of quality, workmanship and textures is common to all these different scales. In the end, it comes down to the elements that we touch, the interface of our daily lives.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ad/adxa5uimcg6zlu3q.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ad/adxa5uimcg6zlu3q.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Foster + Partners.</figcaption></figure><p>"The translation of a design idea through prototypin...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150050259/10-store-designs-that-make-shopping-an-experience 10 store designs that make shopping an experience Archinect 2018-02-16T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-15T20:15:33-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zv/zvk8izbckhagfnc3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p> <p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p> <p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board<em> <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/shopping-spaces/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shopping Spaces</a></em>.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/13/13x9uukxxzduuv3p.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/13/13x9uukxxzduuv3p.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/architectureatlarge/project/nike-s-women-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nike's Women Studio</a> in New York, NY by <a href="https://archinect.com/architectureatlarge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rafael de C&aacute;rdenas / Architecture at Large</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pc/pca2i2wvc5oo1vgv.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pc/pca2i2wvc5oo1vgv.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/bldgseed/project/silverpeak-aspen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Silverpeak</a> in Aspen, CO by <a href="https://archinect.com/bldgseed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bldg Seed Architects</a> &amp; Surface Architectos<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/17/173y9zxx8dabnh97.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/17/173y9zxx8dabnh97.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/olarch/project/3-1-phillip-lim" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3.1 Phillip Lim</a> in New York, NY by <a href="https://archinect.com/olarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">O'Neil Langan Architects</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/av/avc2u13expvmfuil.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/av/avc2u13expvmfuil.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/bportarchitect/project/the-inverted-truss-renovation-of-a-historical-buildin2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Inverted Truss &ndash; Renovation of a Historical Building</a> in Taipei, Taiwan by <a href="https://archinect.com/bportarchitect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">B+P Architects</a>; Photo: Hey! Cheese<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/n0/n08h3v36oc8aavm1.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/n0/n08h3v36oc8aavm1.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/tallerken/project/alessa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alessa</a> by <a href="https://archinect.com/tallerken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taller KEN</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bt/btu4tvrg6r4x9li5.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bt/btu4tvrg6r4x9li5.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/FIELDWORK/project/malva" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MALVA</a> in Tigard, OR by <a href="https://archinect.com/FIELDWORK" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FIELDWORK Design &amp; Architecture</a><br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/44/44vyxuxuyoh9hcrn.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/44/44vyxuxuyoh9hcrn.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/harmonictrend/project/maher-women-s-apparel-store" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAHER Women&rsquo;s Apparel Store</a> in Hamedan, Iran by <a href="https://archinect.com/harmonictrend" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harmonic Trend [L]</a>; Photo: Hamed Badami<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gi/gixiwlxbojbt9w3i.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gi/gixiwlxbojbt9w3i.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/project/18105042/greenwich-meridian-in-between-illusion-and-reality/150042343" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ChicBus Alipay Flagship Store</a> in Hangzhou, China by <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/18105042/lycs-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LYCS Architecture</a>; Photo: Elton, HU Xianjuan<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/no/no6le1g22ri3ya52.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/no/no6le1g22ri3ya52.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/m1dtw/project/house-of-pure-vin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House of Pure Vin</a> ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150050219/a-new-documentary-series-explores-flores-prats-renovation-of-a-barcelona-theatre A new documentary series explores Flores & Prats' renovation of a Barcelona theatre Hope Daley 2018-02-15T15:23:00-05:00 >2018-02-16T12:24:13-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/o6/o6yfc112p61fljgh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/53112/flores-prats" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flores &amp; Prats Architects</a> have released a new <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/13474/documentary" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">documentary</a> series, <em>ESCALA 1:5</em>,&nbsp;focusing on their design for Sala Beckett Theatre and International Drama Centre in Barcelona.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5e/5e76ini3ttmsopgr.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5e/5e76ini3ttmsopgr.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Sala Beckett Theatre facade, by Flores &amp; Prats, located in Barcelona. Image: Adria&#768; Goula. </figcaption></figure><p>The series consists of 5 episodes each 10 minutes long, produced by 15-L. Films and directed by Patricia Tamayo and Albert Badia. Retracing the journey behind the architectural renovation, this short series documents the space and the bond which ties the building to its neighborhood.<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rd/rd64upuhtanci0di.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rd/rd64upuhtanci0di.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Still from 'ESCALA 1:5' series, by Flores &amp; Prats. Image: Flores &amp; Prats.</figcaption></figure><p>Starring architects Ricardo Flores and Eva Prats, the film also includes&nbsp;Toni Casares,&nbsp;the director of Sala Beckett,&nbsp;as well as Sergi Belbel, playwright and former director of the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, artists Soraya Smithson and Antoni Miralda, and designer Curro Claret.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wx/wxt96l5wjh59qmg5.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wx/wxt96l5wjh59qmg5.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Ticket box entry of Sala Beckett, by Flores &amp; Prats, located in Barcelona. Image: Adria&#768; Goul...</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150050202/william-kaven-unveil-full-proposal-for-portland-s-broadway-corridor William Kaven unveil full proposal for Portland's Broadway Corridor Hope Daley 2018-02-15T13:42:00-05:00 >2018-02-20T22:51:33-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f2/f2i2mrhs4gwywu3e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/william-kaven" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">William Kaven Architecture</a> have just released additional renderings of the firm's redevelopment proposal for <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/3435/portland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Portland</a>'s Broadway Corridor,&nbsp;giving a more complete picture of their broader scheme.&nbsp;</p> <p>In addition to the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150037891/william-kaven-unveils-design-for-tallest-portland-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">initial release of Portland's tallest towers</a> last November, the firm has now fleshed out what the rest of the 5 million square foot development will entail.&nbsp;</p><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3j/3j15w38n6hhifmm4.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3j/3j15w38n6hhifmm4.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Portland Broadway Corridor conceptual plan by William Kaven Architecture. Image: William Kaven Architecture. </figcaption></figure><p>Their concept of reconnecting Union Station to the Pearl District involves removing the Broadway ramp and creating a pedestrian-centric district organized around an extension of the North Park Blocks.&nbsp;<br></p> <p>The firm also plans major shifts to public transportation, integrating a central hub for a high-speed rail and underground mass public transit next to Amtrack's Union Station.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c5/c5ldvl8vq5jkwjt0.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c5/c5ldvl8vq5jkwjt0.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Portland Broadway Corridor conceptual plan by William Kaven Architecture. Image: William Kaven Architecture. </figcaption></figure><p>This pedestrian friendly pla...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150050056/rpa-report-envisions-new-jersey-s-meadowlands-as-the-first-climate-change-national-park RPA report envisions New Jersey’s Meadowlands as the first "Climate Change National Park" devingannon 2018-02-14T19:30:00-05:00 >2018-02-15T12:45:25-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/71/71l2x0z7x0qkyjtg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Released last fall, the Regional Plan Association&rsquo;s (RPA) Fourth Plan includes 61 recommendations focused on improving and expanding the area&rsquo;s deteriorating infrastructure, transportation, and affordability, much of which revolves around climate change and its transformation of the region</p></em><br /><br /><p>Released last fall, the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.rpa.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Regional Plan Association</a>'s&nbsp;(RPA) Fourth Plan includes 61 recommendations&nbsp;focused on improving and expanding the area&rsquo;s deteriorating infrastructure, transportation, and affordability, much of which revolves around <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/480761/climate-change" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">climate change</a> and its transformation of the region. According to the report, more than one million people and 650,000 jobs are at risk&nbsp;of flooding due to <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/614677/rising-sea-levels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">rising sea levels</a>. In the plan, the RPA ambitiously&nbsp;<a href="http://fourthplan.org/action/meadowlands-national-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recommends</a>&nbsp;that the New Jersey Meadowlands, 21,000 acres of low-lying wetlands, becomes a national park&nbsp;as a way to mitigate impacts of climate change. Designating the region&rsquo;s largest wetland as a national park would restore the natural habits, protect nearby communities, and create a recreational space, becoming, the report says, a &ldquo;Climate Change National Park.&rdquo; The Meadowlands National Park would adapt and grow with climate change by drawing and redrawing the boundaries of the park as coastlines change.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/43/436jqcdnm2kx3jp9.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/43/436jqcdnm2kx3jp9.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>By the end of this century, flooding a...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150050082/big-carlo-ratti-associati-s-88-market-street-tower-in-singapore-breaks-ground BIG + Carlo Ratti Associati's 88 Market Street tower in Singapore breaks ground Justine Testado 2018-02-14T19:04:00-05:00 >2018-02-14T19:12:29-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rb/rblyumxz9m9g7un0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Located on 88 Market Street in <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1881/singapore" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Singapore</a>'s evolving Central Business District, a&nbsp;280-meter-tall tower that&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a> and Carlo Ratti Associati designed broke ground earlier this week. The team had the winning proposal in a competition organized by real estate company CapitaLand, the project client. The tower is currently slated for a 2021 completion, and will be one of Singapore's tallest buildings.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ws/wsnjlda9fql1t0wj.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ws/wsnjlda9fql1t0wj.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image credit: BIG + VMW.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a5/a56dg5e89kn7wao5.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a5/a56dg5e89kn7wao5.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image credit: BIG</figcaption></figure><p>Replacing a former parking complex built in the '80s, the 93,000 m2 tower will contain office and retail space, 299 residential units, and lush tropical greenery at the tower's base, core, and rooftop. Perhaps the tower's most distinctive feature is its exterior facade, which has vertical elements that are &ldquo;pulled apart&rdquo; to allow the greenery from inside to peek out, creating a &ldquo;dynamic interplay of orthogonal lines and lush greenery&rdquo;, BIG says.<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/39/394rq1bfbxaaa1zx.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/39/394rq1bfbxaaa1zx.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image credit: BIG</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x3/x32ayq1njlne1atu.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x3/x32ayq1njlne1atu.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image credit: BIG.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/07/07x5xoee6o00bv7i.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/07/07x5xoee6o00bv7i.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>City Room. Image credit: BIG</figcaption></figure><p>Winding garden paths and covered passages will...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150050084/thom-mayne-young-architects-program-is-extended-for-third-semester Thom Mayne Young Architects Program is extended for third semester Hope Daley 2018-02-14T18:53:00-05:00 >2018-02-14T18:53:57-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1g/1gny7ox9p52ziewm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/42923078/morphosis-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morphosis</a> has announced the educational initiative led by the firm&rsquo;s Pritzker Prize-winning founder,&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/117998/thom-mayne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thom Mayne</a> Young Architects,&nbsp;has been extended through the remainder of the 2017-2018 academic year in partnership with Hall Elementary School in Bridgeport, CT.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pd/pdhjm28ctzo70a7z.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pd/pdhjm28ctzo70a7z.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Students in the Thom Mayne Young Architects Program. Image: Google.</figcaption></figure><p>This program enables 6th grade&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/2972/students" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">students</a> who participated last semester to continue developing their design skills in this 12-week course. The after-school classes are led by <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/8847/pratt-institute" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pratt Institute</a> architecture students, and task the students with creating a beautification proposal for their classroom.&nbsp;Each student received a new Pixelbook laptop donated by <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/26/google" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google</a> with state-of-the-art design software to develop their design skills.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mc/mctjwx3jlalj7maw.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mc/mctjwx3jlalj7maw.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>An architecture model produced by a student in the Thom Mayne Young Architects Program. Image: Morphosis.</figcaption></figure><p>Students will demonstrate their grasp of architectural concepts and their mastery of design software in mid-term and final presenta...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150049899/john-cary-s-recent-ted-talk-champions-dignity-in-design-and-diversity-in-the-profession John Cary's recent TED Talk champions dignity in design and diversity in the profession Hope Daley 2018-02-13T20:29:00-05:00 >2018-02-14T12:18:43-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mw/mw6aomch10hckzm8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>John Cary, author of "<a href="https://islandpress.org/books/design-good" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design for Good</a><em>"</em>, recently gave a TED Talk, "<a href="https://www.ted.com/talks/john_cary_how_architecture_can_create_dignity_for_all" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How architecture can create dignity for all</a>", emphasizing dignity in design and championing greater diversity in the architecture profession.&nbsp;</p> <p>Cary explains, &ldquo;Dignity is to design, what justice is to law, and health is to medicine. It&rsquo;s about having your value reflected in the spaces and places that you inhabit.&rdquo;</p> <p>If you missed it, also check out Archinect's previous conversation with John Cary on&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150030679/everyone-deserves-dignified-design-a-conversation-with-john-cary" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a>&nbsp;for an in depth discussion on dignity in design.&nbsp;</p> <p></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150049886/first-glimpse-at-the-domino-sugar-factory-s-new-residential-building-designed-by-shop-architects First glimpse at the Domino Sugar Factory's new residential building, designed by SHoP Architects Justine Testado 2018-02-13T15:25:00-05:00 >2018-02-14T14:28:34-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d3/d3378c64hrw5heq7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>325 Kent by <a href="https://archinect.com/SHoP" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SHoP Architects</a> is the first new structure to open at the 11-acre <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150031517/vishaan-chakrabarti-reveals-new-designs-for-domino-sugar-factory" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Domino Sugar Factory</a>, which is being redeveloped by Vishaan Chakrabarti's <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/149950367/pau" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Practice for Architecture and Urbanism</a>.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/r9/r9j6nwcroykuypdy.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/r9/r9j6nwcroykuypdy.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Adrian Gaut.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hc/hc5ha1os9i3p9xqf.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hc/hc5ha1os9i3p9xqf.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Adrian Gaut.</figcaption></figure><p>Located at the Williamsburg waterfront, the residential building stands at 16 stories tall and is clad in a zinc facade on the upper floors and&nbsp;in copper on the lower floors. It features a large architectural opening that is capped by a 3-story bridge that contains the building's core amenities. The building accommodates 522 units, with 104 of them affordable to low-income residents.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/79/79y24z2lg40m0c4p.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/79/79y24z2lg40m0c4p.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Adrian Gaut.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yf/yfnzswcrdc6bj9k1.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yf/yfnzswcrdc6bj9k1.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Daniel Levin.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ay/aypbyb3pjks55n1l.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ay/aypbyb3pjks55n1l.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Daniel Levin.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zx/zxd2p50nh7w4wikh.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zx/zxd2p50nh7w4wikh.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Daniel Levin.</figcaption></figure><p>Outside, <a href="https://archinect.com/leeser" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Leeser Architecture</a> designed a 7,000 square-foot roof deck&nbsp;overlooking the Williamsburg Bridge, as well as a 2,000 square-foot courtyard on the fourth floor. At the front of the building, the Domino Park, designed by <a href="https://archinect.com/jcfo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">James Corner Field Operations</a>, will pay tribute to the site's industrial h...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150049777/sn-hetta-unveils-svart-the-arctic-circle-s-first-energy-positive-hotel Snøhetta unveils “Svart”, the Arctic Circle's first energy-positive hotel Justine Testado 2018-02-12T20:33:00-05:00 >2018-02-13T13:14:12-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nc/ncm8s1dtzj5afsuz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>From an&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150045715/sn-hetta-s-much-discussed-underwater-restaurant-breaks-ground" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">underwater restaurant</a> to a <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150048774/sn-hetta-designs-controversial-black-crystalline-u-f-o-for-norwegian-artist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">black crystalline U.F.O</a>&nbsp;to the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150036126/the-architectural-community-responds-to-sn-hetta-s-proposed-update-to-johnson-s-at-t-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AT&amp;T Building update</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/snohetta" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta</a>&nbsp;is coming out with plenty of debatable designs as of late. Most recently, they revealed their concept for &ldquo;Svart&rdquo;, described as the Arctic Circle's first Powerhouse-standard, energy-positive hotel. Designed for the tourism company, the Arctic Adventure of Norway,&nbsp;the hotel's name refers to its proposed location at the foot of the Svartisen glacier in Mel&oslash;y of northern Norway. Svart is also a tribute to the glacier's deep blue ice.</p> <p>Located in the arctic environment where natural preservation is key, the circular hotel reduces its yearly energy consumption by approximately 85 percent and produces its own energy. Inspired by local vernacular architecture, Svart's design is based on the &ldquo;fiskehjell&rdquo; (an A-shaped wooden structure for drying fish) and the &ldquo;rorbue&rdquo; (a traditional seasonal house used by fisherman).</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s5/s5vxx9jfrvzocmkt.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s5/s5vxx9jfrvzocmkt.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering &copy; Sn&oslash;hetta/Plompmozes.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/so/sojvjpo9roh1ew4r.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/so/sojvjpo9roh1ew4r.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering &copy; Sn&oslash;hetta/Plompmozes.</figcaption></figure><p>In reference to t...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150049689/pier-40-concept-envisions-an-offshore-apartment-complex-in-chelsea-that-allows-for-sea-level-rise Pier 40 concept envisions an offshore apartment complex in Chelsea that allows for sea-level rise Dana Schulz 2018-02-12T20:21:00-05:00 >2018-02-12T20:21:58-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8f/8fady2wz23je4nth.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Local multidisciplinary creative firm DFA has come up with a concept for the rehabilitation of Chelsea's rapidly disintegrating Pier 40 that would provide housing and other services but would also adapt to the predicted rising sea levels of future NYC. The future-proof housing, commercial, and recreation complex would rise from the Hudson River and be able to remain above water in the event of rising sea levels while addressing the city&rsquo;s dire need for affordable housing.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3x/3xhsigi92bnx5s4d.jpg?fit=crop&amp;auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1500"><figcaption>Renderings courtesy of DFA</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x4/x4vtmg2snq2tcevn.jpg?fit=crop&amp;auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1500"><figcaption>Renderings courtesy of DFA</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150049706/the-2018-mpavilion-to-be-designed-by-award-winning-spanish-architect-carme-pin-s The 2018 MPavilion to be designed by award-winning Spanish architect Carme Pinós Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-02-12T13:36:00-05:00 >2018-02-12T13:39:10-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/y7/y76lx3mc4046ds9d.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Announced this morning, the 2018 <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/582637/mpavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MPavilion</a>, arriving in spring of this year, will be designed by the award-winning <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/16531/estudio-carme-pin-s" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carme Pin&oacute;s</a>. Now in its fifth iteration, the MPavilion is <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/24747/australia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Australia</a>'s answer to the U.K's Serpentine Pavilion. An initiative of the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, the design event commissions a leading international architect to erect a new <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/285282/temporary-structures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">temporary</a> pavilion in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/230290/melbourne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Melbourne</a>&rsquo;s historic Queen Victoria Gardens every year. Past participating architects include <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/8435/rem-koolhaas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rem Koolhaas</a> &amp; David Gianotten of <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/382/oma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA</a>, Bijoy Jain, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/523/amanda-levete" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amanda Levete</a>, and <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/8126/sean-godsell" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sean Godsell</a>.</p> <p>The Spanish architect responsible for this year's forthcoming pavilion is internationally celebrated for her humanistic approach to designs ranging from cultural centers, educational institutions and public housing to office towers, urban landscapes and furniture design. Based in Barcelona, Pin&oacute;s leads her eponymous architectural firm which she founded in 1991 after earning international recognition for her work with <a href="https://archinect.com/embt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Enric Miralles</a>. Signific...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150049412/ellsworth-kelly-s-austin-the-artist-s-final-work-and-only-building Ellsworth Kelly​’s "Austin," the artist’s final work and only building Nam Henderson 2018-02-10T13:47:00-05:00 >2018-02-10T13:49:38-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sa/sa8kvxabq0ae3grb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>... not just a summation of his work&rsquo;s themes but his masterpiece, the grandest exploration of pure color and form in a seven-decade career spent testing the boundaries of both. It is also the kind of ambitious fantasy that artists rarely get to execute...</p></em><br /><br /><p>M.H. Miller writes about <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/42382/ellsworth-kelly" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ellsworth Kelly</a>&rsquo;s "Austin," the artist&rsquo;s final work and only building, which opens this month at the <a href="https://archinect.com/utsoa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Texas</a>&rsquo;s Blanton Museum of Art.</p> <p><br></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150049200/10-splashy-bathroom-designs-that-stand-out 10 splashy bathroom designs that stand out Archinect 2018-02-09T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-08T20:12:26-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6e/6e5c16bwe8c6tn9l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p> <p>(<strong>Tip: </strong>use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p> <p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/bathroom-spaces/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Bathroom Spaces</em></a>.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ih/ihp8qmoi4juqhcqj.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ih/ihp8qmoi4juqhcqj.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/project/150032986/nyc-townhouse/150033060" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manhattan townhouse</a> in New York, NY by <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/150032986/j-l-ramirez-architect-pc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">J L Ramirez Architect PC</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i8/i8gq00vo7nj4mtpw.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i8/i8gq00vo7nj4mtpw.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/150019284/caroline-s-place/150019286" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Caroline's Place</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/150019284/amin-taha-groupwork" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amin Taha Groupwork</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rx/rxhed51joaco7ww3.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rx/rxhed51joaco7ww3.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/project/16350182/flip-flop-house/16361038" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flip Flop House</a> in Venice, CA by <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/16350182/dan-brunn-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dan Brunn Architecture</a>; Photo: Brandon Shigeta<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/k8/k8orf98smwpw578q.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/k8/k8orf98smwpw578q.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/oa-ny/project/brooklyn-row-house-1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Row House 1</a> in Brooklyn, NY by <a href="https://archinect.com/oa-ny" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Office of Architecture</a>; Photo: Rafael Gamo<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h9/h9jbml4db37sxyen.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h9/h9jbml4db37sxyen.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/intersticearchitects/project/mountain-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MOUNTAIN:house</a> in Barlett, NH by <a href="http://archinect.com/intersticearchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">INTERSTICE Architects</a>; Photo: Greg Pemru<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ii/ii96jpupwkll2tbe.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ii/ii96jpupwkll2tbe.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/cl-oth/project/bakerie-252-albany" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">252 Albany</a> in Brooklyn, NY by <a href="https://archinect.com/cl-oth" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cl-oth Interiors</a>; Photo: Emily Gilbert<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vl/vlo4b43d16q8m68r.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vl/vlo4b43d16q8m68r.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/NvdmArchitects/project/house-ferndale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House</a> in Ferndale, South Africa by <a href="https://archinect.com/NvdmArchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nico van der Meulen Architects</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v3/v31c3j6em0lw3zd9.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v3/v31c3j6em0lw3zd9.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/space4architecture/project/the-duplex-loft" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Duplex Loft</a> in New York, NY by <a href="https://archinect.com/space4architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Space4Architecture</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/iw/iwblkx0rudxcl87g.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/iw/iwblkx0rudxcl87g.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/marmolradziner/project/sela-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sela Residence</a> in Venice, CA by <a href="https://archinect.com/marmolradziner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marmol Radziner</a>; Photo: Barry Schwart...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150049173/spf-architects-rainbow-bridge-is-now-open-in-long-beach-ca SPF:architects' "Rainbow Bridge" is now open in Long Beach, CA Hope Daley 2018-02-08T20:13:00-05:00 >2018-02-08T20:13:18-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b4/b40xj6ydh43tzsh3.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/spfa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SPF:architects</a>' new <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/109751/pedestrian-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pedestrian bridge</a>, named "Rainbow Bridge", is now open to the public of Long Beach,&nbsp;CA. The bridge provides a connection between&nbsp;Long Beach's Convention Center and Performing Arts Center.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t0/t0moygrbq7tm4l7y.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t0/t0moygrbq7tm4l7y.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rainbow Bridge by SPF:a located in Long Beach, CA. Image: SPF:a.</figcaption></figure><p>Previously, moving between these spaces required navigating loading docs and HVAC equipment on a stretch of the Seaside Way.&nbsp;Initially conceived of as a simple elevated sidewalk, the walkway developed into a much fuller project. Visitors can now not only easily connect between these two spaces, they can also enjoy an architectural experience along the way.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lk/lkvory7er8fgbumo.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lk/lkvory7er8fgbumo.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rainbow Bridge by SPF:a located in Long Beach, CA. Image: SPF:a.</figcaption></figure><p>The finished project is a 600-foot bridge consisting of 76 custom-welded bent-steel ribs framing the top, and approximately 1,200 cubic yards of poured-in-place concrete shaping the base. The bridge canopy features 3,500 color-changing LED node lights, which can be programmed and synched to music to...</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/150049158/2018-riba-norman-foster-travelling-scholarship-is-now-open 2018 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship is now open Hope Daley 2018-02-08T14:02:00-05:00 >2018-02-14T12:39:06-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wo/wou9bs2n03ifiitb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The 2018 <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/9592/riba" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA</a> Norman Foster Traveling <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/92069/scholarship" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Scholarship</a>, supported by the Norman Foster Foundation, is now open and accepting applications from enrolled architecture students globally. One winner will be awarded a &pound;7,000 grant by a panel of judges, which will include Lord Foster and RIBA President Ben Derbyshire.</p> <p>Now in its 11th year, the scholarship focuses on international research, in a location of the student&rsquo;s choice, related to the survival of towns and cities. Previous winners have travelled through the Americas, Europe, Africa, South East Asia, the Middle, and Russia.</p> <p>The list of institutions invited to nominate students is selected by the RIBA and approved by <a href="https://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster + Partners</a>. As in previous years, this list will include all institutions that offer qualifications validated by the RIBA or are recognized by the Commonwealth Association of Architects. For the first time this year, a large number of schools listed under other recognition systems are now also being invited to take pa...</p>